Keeping it in the Family: a Four Week Course Reading and Interpreting Legal Records of Inheritance for Genealogy

Keeping it in the Family: a Four Week Course Reading and Interpreting Legal Records of Inheritance for Genealogy

  • With special reference to the handwriting of examples from before 1800, this course introduces the use of title deeds, wills and manorial records for family history.
  • Week 1 - 21 March 10am - 12.30pm

    Discusses marriage settlements, deeds of arrangement between families to provide for the couple during their lives and for the inheritance of their heirs. We look at a deed and introduce some techniques of palaeography.
  • Week 2 - 28 March 10am - 12.30pm

    Discusses wills and where to find them, with a detailed look at reading one in 16th century Secretary Hand.
  • Weeks 3 and 4 - 4 and 11 April 10am - 12.30pm

    Discuss manorial records, which document inheritance by tenants even where they may have been too poor to make a will. We look at some 18th century examples and introduce how to extract and interpret information from court rolls.
  • £60 - booked as a complete 4 week course.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place on the course online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
  • When
    21 Mar 2019 at 10:00am
    until 11 Apr 2019 at 12:30pm
    Where
    Surrey History Centre
    130 Goldsworth Road
    Woking
    GU21 6ND

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