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Online Event – The Parish Chest & Poor Law
Wed 1st July 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
The Parish Chest & Poor Law with Jackie Cotterill
Parish Chests date from medieval times, required by law as a place for keeping important parochial documents secure. Over the years there were collected vast quantities of paper & vellum documents relating to the governance of the parish. Registers, Accounts, Charity Records, tithes, churchwardens, settlements and removals, Constables and Highway maintenance. Jackie will lift the lid on what the parish chest holds for family history researchers.
Register no earlier than 7 days prior by using this link – Parish Chest
All registrants will be acknowledged with full joining instructions included.
Registration closes at 12:00 noon the day prior and is currently restricted to 50 people.
Meeting times are prompt, please allow yourself good time. “Doors Open” at 1:30 pm for 2:15 pm start.
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