Category Archives: records

Local History in England

  This book is out of date, it was published in 1984, the days before the internet. I borrowed it from Libraries West. It is out of print but can be bought for £0.01 plus p&p. In spite of this … Continue reading

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Protestation Returns 1641/2

We already have the list of 136 names in Milton Abbas because they were printed in a book edited by Edward Alexander Fry, Dorset Records Vol 12, available for free download at http://www.archive.org, but now images of the original two … Continue reading

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17th and 18th Century spelling

After transcribing the Churchwardens, and Overseers of the Poor books the spelling and language are of interest – there was no dictionary to standardise spelling – so people just wrote as they heard and spoke; there are words which the … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor Books

A big thank you to our transcribers who are adding to the history of Milton Abbas. And a big thank you to one of our members who has allowed us access to these nearly 250 years old stories. The Overseers … Continue reading

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Exhibition St James Church

We have a semi-permanent display in the south aisle of St James’ Church, Milton Abbas. Alongside the display is a Visitors Book so that those interested in the history of Milton Abbas or having ancestors from here can leave there … Continue reading

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Exhibition 16 – 17 Sep 2017, Reading Rooms, Milton Abbas

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