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Code: ARA 1

Key to the Ancient Parish Registers of England & Wales

A.M. Burke

A guide to the parish registers of England and Wales, written by A.M. Burke in 1908.

Including –

An overview and history of parish registers
Illustrations showing examples of actual old register pages
A large and comprehensive alphabetical index, giving the name of each parish, county and date of earliest register entry.

Invaluable source book for historians.

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Code: ARA 5

The History of Parish Registers in England

by John Southerden Burn Esq.

Registrum Ecclesiae Parochials - The History of Parish Registers in England, also of the registers of Scotland, Ireland, The East and West Indies, the Dissenters, and the Episcopal Chapels in and about London, with observations on Bishops’ Transcripts.

Written by John Southerden Burn in 1862, this detailed and scholarly guide covers every aspect of the history and interpretation of parish registers. Includes hundreds of examples of register entries.

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Code: ARA 8

The Handy Book of Parish Law

by W.A. Holdsworth, Esq. of Gray’s Inn, Barrister-at-Law.

A popular and practical statement of the most important portions of parochial law - that great system of local self-government which is the foundation of English freedom.

Written by W.A. Holdsworth. New and revised edition, published in 1886.
Includes 35 chapters on many subjects including - the parish church, constables, highways, sanitation, rates, poor law etc.

A useful reference guide for local historians, genealogists and students of law.

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Code: ARA 9

Illustrated Notes on English Church History Vols. I & II

by the Rev. C. Arthur Lane. 1888 & 1893.

Two books in one describing the fascinating and eventful history of the English Church from earliest times up to the late Victorian period.

Written by the Rev. C. Arthur Lane. Published by the SPCK in 1888 & 1893.

Includes 200 illustrations.

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Code: ARA 22

The Episcopal Registers of the Diocese St. David’s, 1397-1518

From the original registers, in the diocesan registry of Carmarthen, with a translation and General Index by R.F. Isaacson.
This CD contains both Volume I (1397-1407) and Volume II (1407-1518)

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Code: ARA 30

Chapelry & Church of Saddleworth

by Alfred J. Howcroft, 1915

An interesting account of the history of the Chapelry of Saddleworth, on the borders of Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Includes chapters on the ancient parish of Whalley, the township of Quick, lists of vicars, curates and churchwardens, charities and endowments, nonconformists etc.
Accompanied by 12 illustrations.

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Code: ARA 31

A List of the Roman Catholics in the County of York 1604

Transcribed and edited by Edward Peacock, F.S.A., 1872
Taken from the original manuscripts held in the Bodleian Library, with additional genealogical notes, this listing of Roman Catholic Recusants and Noncommunicants covers towns and villages all across Yorkshire.
Hundreds of names are featured, together with useful family and biographical details.
Includes indexes of persons and places.
An excellent resource for family historians with Yorkshire Catholic ancestors.

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Code: ARA 40

The Certificates of the Commissioners Appointed to Survey the Chantries, Guilds, Hospitals, etc. in the County of York. Parts 1 & 2.

Published by the Surtees Society, 1894-5

Taken from documents compiled for the Dissolution of the Chantries in 1546 and 1548, this transcription gives details of all the chantries throughout the length and breadth of Yorkshire, both inside churches and on the highways etc.
It gives the names of founders and incumbents of each chantry, plus a survey of its lands and possessions, together with names of tenants and rents paid.
Many hundreds of names of people are included, from all social classes.

Complete with a comprehensive index.
Useful for local and ecclesiastical historians.
An excellent resource for family historians with Yorkshire ancestors.
640 pages of real Tudor history.

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Code: ARA 49

Eventide Review of Primitive Methodism in Otley Circuit

by James Myers, published in 1920.

A very interesting book looking at the Primitive Methodist Church Otley Circuit (which also covers Guiseley and Yeadon) in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Consisting of history, anecdotes and important events, it also includes lists of ministers and preachers, the roll of honour for World War 1 and over 30 photographs of important local people.

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Code: ARA 73

The Book of Church Law

By the Rev. John Henry Blunt, D.D. Published in 1899.

A fascinating description of the legal rights and duties of the parochial clergy and laity of the Church of England.

Incorporates six books with chapters on many subjects, including - churches and churchyards, holy orders, baptism, marriage, burial, churchwardens etc. Complete with an appendix of relevant Acts.
A useful reference guide for church historians and genealogists.

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Code: ARA 80

The Society of Friends in Bradford - A Record of 270 Years.

Compiled by H.R. Hodgson. Published in 1926.

A history of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Bradford, Yorkshire. Includes notes on several Meeting and Burial Places in the District. Accompanied by 20 illustrations.

Complete with transcripts of the Bradford Quaker Registers - Births (1652-1870), Marriages (1650-1926), Burials (1656-1926).

Very useful for family historians and anyone interested in Quaker history.

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Code: ARA 86

Oldham Chapelry.

By George Perry-Gore. Published in 1906.

The five hundred year history of the ancient parochial chapelry of St. Mary's, Oldham. Including monumental tablets found in the church, extracts of parish registers and churchwardens' accounts, details of charity endowments, notable graves and curious epitaphs from the graveyard.

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Code: ARA 93

Suggestions for the Guidance of the Clergy, with Reference to the Marriage Registration Acts

Published 1904.

A short book issued by the Registrar-General in 1904 for the guidance of the clergy relative to the duties imposed upon them by the Marriage and Registration Acts.
This book forms a guide to the filling in of the marriage register. Includes instructions for the correction of errors.
There are also sections on Burials under the Registration Act of 1874 ; Burial of Still-Born Children and Burial of Two or more Bodies in one Coffin.

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Code: ARA 107

Elkstone its Manors, Church & Registers.

By T.S. Tonkinson, B.A., (Lond.)
Published 1919

This book contains a short history of Elkstone, its manors, church and registers.

Complete with a selection of abstracts from the parish registers, court rolls and a very useful bibiography.

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Code: ARA 111

Curiosities of the Church

Studies of Curious Customs, Services, and Records.
By William Andrews, F.R.H.S.
Published in 1891

An entertaining and instructive book that attempts to reveal the manners, customs and everyday life of by-gone times in connection to the English church.

Includes chapters on – Early Religious Plays; Church Ales; Rush Bearing; Fish in Lent; Doles, Chained Books in Churches; Torch-Light Burials; Parish Registers; Parish Accounts; etc. Contains interesting examples of entries from various church records.

Useful for family history and local history research.

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Code: ARA 117

The Parish of Eastham, Cheshire

Written for the Parish Magazine, 1874-76 by Miss Isabel Tobin (Mrs. Duncan Campbell of Inverneill). With Notices of the Restoration of the Church by The Rev. H. J. Storrs, B.A., Vicar, 1871-1880.

Published in 1920.

A history of Eastham which also includes a list of Officers and Men from Eastham who fell in the 1914-1918 war and names from the Electoral Roll 1920

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Code: ARA 133

Principles and Practices of the Baptists.

By Charles Williams. Published in 1879.

This book is an interesting guide to the Baptist religion.
Includes chapters on – First Principles; Christian Baptism; Church Order and Discipline; The Relation of Baptists to the State, The Past of the Baptists; The Aims and Probable Future of the Baptists.

Complete with helpful bibliography and appendices.
Useful for Nonconformist history and for family historians with Baptist ancestors.

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Code: ARA 139

Recusant Roll No. 1., 1592-3.

Contributed by M.M.C. Calthrop.
Published by the Catholic Record Society in 1916.

Transcripts in Latin of the Recusant Roll for 1592-3, for England and Wales, listed by county. Hundreds of names of Roman Catholic men and women are included. Complete with a useful index of names and places, in English. A fascinating aspect of Tudor religious history. An essential reference guide for family historians with Catholic ancestors.

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Code: ARA 147

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea XII

One of a series of books containing a variety of records from various counties.
Published in 1921.

Miscellanea XII includes Diocesan Returns of Recusants for England and Wales, 1577.
The Catholic Registers of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, 1797-1840.
The Catholic Registers of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 1765-1840
The Catholic Registers of Costessey, Norfolk, 1785-1821
The Catholic Registers of Burton, Sussex, 1720-1855 and various reports and letters.

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Code: ARA 152

The Rise and Progress of Wesleyan Methodism in Accrington and the Neighbourhood.

By Thomas Hargreaves.
Published in 1883.

An interesting account of the history of Wesleyan Methodism in Accrington and the surrounding district, in Lancashire.

Includes chapters on the various Circuits, Chapels and Schools, etc. Also includes a list of names of preachers from 1787 to 1883.
Useful reading for family history, local history and Nonconformist history.

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Code: ARA 155

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea X

One of a series of books containing a variety of records from various counties.
Published in 1915.

Miscellanea X includes Records of the English Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre at Liege,now at New Hall, Essex, 1652 - 1793.
Registers of the English Benedictine Nuns of Pontoise, now at Teignmouth, Devonshire, 1680 -1713.
Official Enquiry as to the estate of Robert Charnock of Leyland, Lancashire, Priest, Left for "Superstitious Uses," 1687.
The Catholic Registers of Harvington Hall, Worcestershire, 1752 - 1823.
The Catholic Registers of Linton upon Ouse, Yorkshire, 1771 - 1840.
The Catholic Registers of Kiddington, Oxfordshire, 1788 - 1840.
The Catholic Registers of Woolston, Warrington, Lancashire, 1771 -1834 and various reports and letters.

Also includes an index of names and places.

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Code: ARA 163

Methodism in Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Denby Dale.

by Rev. Joel Mallinson.
Published in 1898.

A history of the rise and progress of Methodism in three Yorkshire towns.
This excellent includes details of various circuits and chapels in the area.

A 'must have' for any with Methodist ancestors.

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Code: ARA 191

A Practical Treatise on The Law relating to The Church and The Clergy.

By Henry William Cripps, M.A.
Of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law, and Late Fellow of New College, Oxford.
Published in 1850.

Covers the differences between vicars, rectors etc.. The rights, privileges and duties of ecclesiastical persons. Seats and pews in church, plus chapters on Baptism, Marriage and Burial, etc.
Of interest to family historians, local historians and ecclesiastical historians.

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Code: ARA 239

Shropshire Nonconformist and Roman Catholic Registers.

In 3 volumes. Published in 1903, 1913 & 1922.

A collection of transcripts of registers from various faiths - Baptist, Independent, Presbyterian, Wesleyan, Quaker and Roman Catholic.

Covers the period between 1657 - 1837.

Contains the following registers -
Shrewsbury: High Street Church - Baptisms 1692-1812
Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Chapel - Baptisms 1767-1812
Dodington Presbyterian Chapel, Whitchurch - Baptisms 1708-1812; Burials 1746-1777
Wem Presbyterian Chapel - Baptisms 1755-1814
Bridgnorth: Stoneway Chapel - Births & Baptisms 1765-1812
Oswestry: Old Chapel - Baptisms 1780-1812
Oldbury: Old Dissenting Chapel -Baptisms 1715-1813
Ellesmere Independent Chapel - Baptisms 1787-1811
Shrewsbury: Claremont Baptist Meeting-House - Births 1766-1808
Shrewsbury: Society of Friends (Quakers) - Marriages 1657-1794; Burials 1659-1834; Births 1656-1811
Bridgnorth: Castle Street Baptist Chapel - Births and Burials 1779-1836
Broseley: Birch Meadow Chapel, Particular Baptist - Births 1794-1835
Clee Hill (parish of Caynham): Wesleyan Chapel - Births and Baptisms 1802-1829
Hadnall and Clive: Independent Chapels - Births and Baptisms 1798-1837
Llanyblodwell: Smyrna Independent Chapel - Births and Baptisms 1825-1836
Ludlow: Corve Street (and Old Street) Independent Chapel - Births and Baptisms 1802-1836; Burials 1826-1836
Market Drayton: Independent Chapel - Births and Baptisms 1776-1836
Wem: Chapel Street Independent Chapel - Births and Baptisms 1779-1837
Lyth Hill and Dorrington: Independent Chapel - Baptisms 1808-1837
Ditton Priors: Wesleyan Chapel - Baptisms 1801-1834
Westbury: Minsterley, Independent Chapel - Births and Baptisms 1806-1837
Prees: Whixall, Independent Chapel - Baptisms 1805-1837
Shrewsbury: St. Mary, Roman Catholic - Baptisms 1775-1837
Newport: SS. Peter and Paul, Roman Catholic - Baptisms 1785-1837
Acton Burnell: Roman Catholic - Baptisms 1769-1837
Plowden: St. Francis, Roman Catholic - Baptisms 1826-1837
Mawley Hall: St. Mary, Roman Catholic - Baptisms 1763-1831

Complete with indexes of names and places.

700 pages of information. Very useful for family historians with Shropshire ancestors.

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Code: ARA 256

The Northowram Register
The Nonconformist Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Deaths 1644 - 1752.

Complied by the Revs. Oliver Heywood & T. Dickenson.
Generally known as the Northowram or Coley Register.

Containing numerous notices of Puritans and Anti-Puritans, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, London, etc.
With lists of Popish Recusants, Quakers, etc.

Complete with indexes of names and places.

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Code: ARA 311

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea XI

One of a series of books containing a variety of records from various counties.
Published in 1917.

Miscellanea XI includes Obituary Notices of the English Benedictine Nuns of Ghent in Flanders, and at Preston 1627-1811.
The Register Book of St. Gregory's College at Paris, 1667-1786.
Catholic Registers of Fr Bruno Cantrill, O.S.F., in London, 1726-55
Six Catholic Marriage Registers of Fr Joseph Alexius Smallwood, O.S.F., in London, 1730-50.
Catholic Registers of Fr Arthur Pacificus Baker, O.S.F., near Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, 1747-73
Catholic Registers of Lincoln's Inn Fields Chapel, London.
This contains Baptisms & Marriages before the fire of 1759
Plus
Baptisms 1759-72
Marriages 1759-1822 plus later marriages 1824-29 & 1830-31

Also includes an index of names.

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Code: ARA 334

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea III

One of a series of books containing a variety of records from various counties.
Published in 1906

Miscellanea III includes Queen Elizabeth's Licence to Richard Hogton
Tower Bills 1575-1589.
The Life & Martyrdom of Mr. Maxfield, 1616
Memoir of Edmund Mathew, 1667.
Recusants of Masham, Yorkshire 1589-1628.
Letters relating to the treatment of Catholic Prisoners in Wisbeach Castle.
Letters and Translations of the Archpriest Harrison.
A Chapter Necrology, 1670-1678.
Catholic Registers of Holywell, Flintshire, 1698-1829.
Catholic Registers of Nidd Hall, North Riding of Yorkshire, 1780-1823.
Catholic Registers of Llanarth, Monmouthshire, 1781-1838
Catholic Registers of St. Joseph's Chapel, Trenchard Street, Bristol 1777-1808.

Also includes an index.

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Code: ARA 337

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea IX.

One of a series of books containing a variety of records from various counties.
Published in 1914.

Miscellanea IX includes Fr. Robert Persons, S.J.-Annals of the English College at Seville, with Accounts of other Foundations at Valladolid, St Lucar, Lisbon and St Omers.
Registers of the English Poor Clare Nuns at Gravelines, with Notes of Foundations at Aire, Dunkirk and Rouen, 1608-1837.
The English Benedictine Nuns of Brussels and Winchester, 1598-1856.
Two Rosary Confraternity Lists at Bornhem and in the North of England.
Catholic Registers of Capheaton, Northumberland, 1769-85.
Catholic Registers ofBiddleston Hall, Northumberland, 1767-1840.
Catholic Registers ofPyewell House Lymington, Hants. 1805-40 and Rook Cliff, Milford-on-Sea, Hants. 1813-15.
Catholic Registers of Marriages, Baptisms and Reconcilliations by the Rev. Monox Hervey 1729-56.
Official Documents Supplimenting Rev. Monox Hervey's Registers 1745-46
Also includes an index.

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Code: ARA 358

Lancashire Nonconformity;
Or
Sketches, Historical & Descriptive Of The Congregational and Old Presbyterian Churches in the County.
Volumes I & II.

By the Rev. B. Nightingale.
Published in 1891.

Includes historic information about the nonconformist churches and chapels of Preston, North Lancashire, Westmorland and the Blackburn District.

Illustrated with line drawings.
Complete with indexes for each volume.
Useful for genealogy and local history.

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Code: ARA 371

The Whitby Chartulary. Volumes I & II.

The medieval charters of Whitby Abbey originally published by the Surtees Society as a two volume set in 1879 & 1881.
Both volumes are contained on this CD.

Useful for medievieval history and church history.

Note: these charters are written in Latin.

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Code: ARA 394

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea IV
One of a series of books containing a variety of records from various counties.

Published in 1907.

Miscellanea IV includes Father Person's Memoirs.
Lord Burghley's Map of Lancashire, 1590.
Tower Bills 1595-1681.
Catholic Chaplaincies and Families in the North During the 18th Century
Family Notes of the Knights of Lincolnshire.
Documents at Everingham.
Catholic Registers of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor E.R. York, 1744-1840.
Catholic Registers of Robert Hall, 1757-1811 and of Hornby, 1811-1851.
The Nuns of the Institute of Mary at York.
Papist Returns for the City of York and part of the Ainsty 1735.
Catholic Registers of York Bar Convent Chapel, 1771-1826.
Catholic Registers of the Domestic Chapel of the Vaughan Family at Courtfield in the Parish of Welsh Bicknor, Monmouthshire, 1773-1832.
Inscriptions from Middleton Hall Chapel, Ilkley, Yorkshire.
Father John Birkett, Confessor in Lancashire Castle, and the recent discovery of documents 1679-1680.
Also includes an index.

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Code: ARA 429

Architecture in Relation to Our Parish Churches

By the Rev. H. H. Bishop, M. A.
Published in 1886.

An introductory guide to the history of architectural styles found in Britain's parish churches.
Well illustrated with line drawings of various churches.
Complete with an index.
Useful for church history and local & family history.

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Code: ARA 444

Visitations of Religious Houses in the Diocese of Lincoln

Volume II. Records of Visitations held by William Alnwick, Bishop of Lincoln
1437 - 1445
Part I, Edited by A. Hamilton Thompson, M.A., F.S.A. Published in 1919.

These records, in Latin with an English translation, give fascinating details about 15th century life in religious houses, including disputes and scandals.

Many names of monks and nuns are mentioned.

Useful for medieval religious and social history.

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Code: ARA 475

The Clerical Guide

or
Ecclesiastical Directory : containing A Complete Register of the present Prelates and other Dignitaries of the Church of England ; of the Heads of Houses, Professors, &c. of the Universities, and other Colleges and Public Schools ; a list of all the Benefices and Chapleries in England and Wales,arranged alphabetically in their several Counties, Dioceses, Archdeaconries, &c.
The Names of their respective Incumbents. With the dates of their institution ; The Names of the Patrons &c., &c. and an Appendix, containing alphabetical lists of theose benefices which are in the patronage of the Crown, the Bishops, Deans and Chapters, and other public bodies.
Published in 1822.

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Code: ARA 483

A History of Wakefield Cathedral

with
A description of the Eastern Extension
and
An Account of its Consecration and Octave

Illustrated with plans and photographs.

By the Rev. F.S. Gray and J.W. Walker. Published in 1905.

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Code: ARA 487

The Parish Registers of England

By J. Charles Cox, LL.D., F.S.A. Published in 1910.

A comprehensive guide to the history and contents of parish registers in England.
Includes many examples of interesting register entries.

Useful for family, local and social history.

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Code: ARA 503

Records of a Quaker Family
The Richardsons of Cleveland

By A. C. Boyce
Published in 1898.

This biography or family history of three Quaker sisters opens a window into the life and times of Quakers during the period 1684 to 1869. It also includes an interesting section on Ackworth School. An excellent resource for those interested in the Society of Friends

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Code: ARA 554

Henbury & Westbury-on-Trym

By H. J. Wilkins, D.D.
Published in 1909.

A collection of five works, three of them presentation copies from the author to W.V.R. Fane of Fulbeck Hall, Grantham. Plus two letters from the author to Fane, thanking him for the loan of the manuscript material.
The works include :

The Disagreement between The Dean and Chapter of Westbury and the Vicar of Henbury, with Terms of Settlement 1463.
The Letters Patent of King Henry VIII. granting Westbury-on-Trym Collegiate Church and College etc., together with all their Endowments to Sir Ralph Sadleir.
The Letters Patent of King Edward VI. granting Henbury Manor and Church, Stoke Bishop, Sneyd Park, Pen Park, Olveston, etc., to Sir Ralph Sadleir.
Copy of the Deed of the Sale of the next Presentation but one to Henbury Vicarage in 1678.
Some Chapters in the Ecclesiastical History of Westbury-on-Trym.

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Code: ARA 579

Baptists of North West England, 1649-1913

By W. T. Whitley
Published in 1913.

Baptists of North West England, 1649 - 1913.
Prepared for the Lancashire & Cheshire Association by W. T. Whitley.

A fascinating history of the Baptists in this part of England from 1649 until 1913.
Includes details about the formation of the various churches.
Illustrated with drawings and photographs.

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Code: ARA 580

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea V

Published in 1909.

Miscellanea V includes -
Abbess Neville's Annals of Five Communities of English Benedictine Nuns in Flanders 1598-1687
The Will of Christopher Stonehouse of Dunsley, Whitby c.1564-1631
A List of Convicted Recusants in the Reign of King Charles II (arranged by county).
Covering - Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Dorsetshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, London & Middlesex, Surrey, Devon, Norfolk, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Somerset, Suffolk, Staffordshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Wiltshire and Kent.
Catholic Registers of Crondon Park, Essex c.1759-1831
Catholic Registers of Lulworth Castle, Dorset 1755-1840
Also includes an index of Persons and Places

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Code: ARA 583

Rotherham Old Meeting House, & It's Ministers with supplementary chapters.

Published in 1906.

Rotherham Old Meeting House, & It's Ministers with supplementary chapters.
A commemorative narration by William Blazeby, B.A..
An interesting history of Protestant Dissenters in Rotherham and the development of the nonconformist meeting house.
Includes transcripts of tombstones in the Chapel Yard, extracts of the deeds and bapitisms from the register for the period 22 June 1748 to 26 September 1785.
Also includes two brief pedigrees.
Useful for the local and family historian.

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Code: ARA 588

Registers Des Quatres Eglises, Du Petit Charenton de West Street, De Pearl Street & de Crispin Street, London.

Published in 1929.

Registers Des Quatres Eglises, Du Petit Charenton de West Street, De Pearl Street & de Crispin Street, London.

Contains Baptisms and Marriages for the following churches and years.
Charenton 1701 - 1705
West Street 1706 - 1743
Pearl Street 1698 - 1701
Crispin Street 1694 - 1716
Plus an Index of names.
Also includes various facts about the congregations such as lists of trades, ministers, places of origin, etc.

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Code: ARA 592

Registers of the Church of Le Carre and Berwick Street, London.

Published in 1921.

Contains Baptisms and Marriages for the years 1690 to 1788.
Plus an Index of names.
Also includes various facts about the congregations such as lists of trades, ministers, places of origin, etc.

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Code: ARA 610

A Digest of the Parish Registers within the Diocese of Worcester Previous to 1812, together with a Table of the Bishops' Transcripts now in existence in Edgar Tower, Worcester, previous to 1700.

Prepared and issued by the Committee of Parish Registers, under the authority of the Worcester Diocesan Conference.
Published in 1899.

In 1896 the Diocesan Conference suggested that a survey be made of the number and condition of Registers within the Diocese.
This book contains the result of this survey. It also comapres the numbers of registers with the results of similar surveys in 1812 and as a result of the 1831 census. This unfortunately shows some registers have been destroyed or damaged in the intervening periods.
It also gives an idea of the condition of the various registers still extant.

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Code: ARA 617

Archivium Hibernicum or Irish Historical Records Volume VIII.

Contents :-
Royal Visitation of Dublin, 1615
Archbishop Bulkeley's Visitation of Dublin, 1630
A Rent-Role of all the Houses and Lands belonging to the See of Armagh (circa 1620)
The County Armagh Hearth Tax Rolls, A.D. 1664
Documents Concerning the Diocese of Meath.

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