Category Archives: document
Amongst the hundreds of documents that we have transcribed this is surely the pinnacle of tedium – an Indenture between John Tregonwell and John Harding, Charles Rawleigh, Thomas Radford, Robert Freke, 1678. Here is a sample: ………if she the s[ai]d … Continue reading
Just found that Discovery now has a database of early taxation records at E 179, which can be searched for places. It is not easy to search, but from 1333 to 1678 there are 126 records covering Milton Abbas. These … Continue reading
This roll of parchment contains 20 documents written in a very clear Medieval Latin. Considering it was written over 600 years ago it is in remarkable condition. Our history group has bought a digital copy which can be studied in … Continue reading
A huge thank you to one of our new transcribers who has completed the Churchwardens Accounts of Milton Abbas 1673 – 1689, in double-quick time. Not an easy task as some of the writing is very difficult to read. We now … Continue reading
We have the complete Assessment IR58 for Milton Abbas as 120 digital images. We are about to start transcribing these into a database. Does anyone have any experience of the easiest to set up and free database apps? There about … Continue reading
Thanks to a team of transcribers we have now completed entering all records into a spreadsheet. There are 13 800 records. Together with the Filter and Search Functions in Google sheets we now have a vital resource for further analysis.
Thanks to one of our members who has researched this almost unknown story from newspaper articles and the court documents and letters held in the Dorset History Centre. A presentation was given to the Milton Abbas History Group on 3 … Continue reading