Es­tate pa­pers and mano­rial records

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - VISITING ARCHIVES -

English and Welsh tithe ap­por­tion­ments on the­ge­neal­o­gist.co.uk re­veal many fore­bears rent­ing from large es­tate own­ers. Use dis­cov­ery.na­tion­alarchives.gov.uk/ad­vanced-search to lo­cate sur­viv­ing orig­i­nal es­tate records, com­pris­ing rental rolls, leases, cor­re­spon­dence and mano­rial court rolls record­ing prop­erty passed from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion. If your fam­ily owned a large es­tate, then you’re re­ally in luck – we dis­cov­ered Frances de la Tour’s 4x great grand­mother’s apothe­cary bills for ex­ces­sive doses of lau­danum among the fam­ily’s Seaton Delaval es­tate pa­pers at Northum­ber­land Ar­chives ( ex­pe­ri­ence­wood­horn.com/col­lec­tions).

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