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Category: Guild Seminars Manorial and Older Records Seminar

24 October 2015

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Guild contact: Alan Moorhouse

We have once again booked Ruishton Village Hall as a convenient venue close to Taunton and the M5 motorway, and selected an earlier date in the hope that travel there will be easier. The programme will include manorial documents, church courts and a specialist from The National Archives.

24th October 2015
Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Rd, Ruishton, Near Taunton, Somerset TA3 5JD

The programme will include manorial documents, with a specialist from The National Archives on what is available nationally, and local specialists on local records of interest.

We have acquired the services of four excellent speakers.

'It's All There in Black and White': Getting the most from the Plymouth Black and White Books and other early documents (Louisa Blight, Collections Manager, Plymouth Arts and Heritage Service)

'The National Manorial Documents Register (MDR) Project (Liz Hart, Senior Adviser [Manorial], Archives Sector Development, The National Archives, Kew)

The Somerset and Devon Manorial Documents Register Projects (Scott Pettitt,
Manorial Documents Register Archivist, South West Heritage Trust)

Bratton Manor, West Devon, from Medieval to Modern Times (Kim Baldacchino, Society for One-Place Studies and Guild of One-Name Studies)

[Bratton Manor in Bratton Clovelly, Devon appears in the Domesday Survey and features in the history of the parish through the 20th century. The speaker's Eastlake family originated in this parish which prompted her to have the surviving manor documents translated. The presentation will focus on what one-namers might discover from the manor records in their places of interest]


Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Road, Taunton TA3 5JD

Map to Ruishton Village Hall

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