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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 ecclesiastica...

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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. Machine Searchable. A digital version o...

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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 Churc...

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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. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader...

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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. Machine S...

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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. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original books, in PDF format. Viewabl...

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Key to the Ancient Parish Registers of England & Wales

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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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. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Read...

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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. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original book...

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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 Nonc...

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Records and Record Searching. A Guide to the Genealogist and Topographer.

By Walter Rye. Published in 1897. An extremely useful book that enables the researcher to discover what records are available to help their research. Perhaps one of the most important guides to research records produced. Useful for family history and local history. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using ...

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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...

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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 Presby...

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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 Sti...

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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 refe...

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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, La...

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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, La...

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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...

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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 w...

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The Episcopal Registers of the Diocese St. David

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). Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original books, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader...

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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...

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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 aspec...

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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. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original book, in PDF f...

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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. Machine Searc...

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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. Machine Searchable. A digital ver...

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