Category Archives: document

Wills, Inventories and Administrations

These documents are of vital importance for the history of people who lived in Milton Abbas. Not only do they give us family relations: brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, nephews, nieces and cousins but also what people possessed in the way … Continue reading

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Old Taxation Records

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

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Milton Abbey Priory Archive

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

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Churchwarden’s Accounts books

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

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Overseers of the Poor, Book 2, 1798 – 1818

I have just finished putting together the spreadsheets from the four transcribers, and editing it. We now have 13 879 records transcribed and into one spreadsheet. A huge thank you to the dedication of our transcribers without whom this would … Continue reading

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Lloyd George Domesday Survey 1910

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

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Overseers of the Poor Book 2 1798 – 1818

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.

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Duel between Vere Earl Poulett and Lord Milton 1771

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

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Lord Milton’s Irish Estate Rent Book

One of our members has now transcribed part of this book which is available on the Tipperary County Library website. We have a list of the holdings – is there a map of County Tipperary from this period so that … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor Books

The Milton Abbas Local History group are excited to announce that we have today, 14 May 2018, completed our transcription of the Overseers of the Poor Account Book 1771 – 1798, that is 275 double pages, and we now have … Continue reading

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