A Selection of Wills, Vol. 3: From the Registry at York (Classic Reprint)

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Paperback | December 12, 2018

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A third volume of Wills from the Registry at York is submitted to the members of the Surtees Society. The period of time that it covers, counting from the date at which its predecessor ends, is only eighteen years. The number and value of the docu ments preserved at York make a slow progress neces sary. A large space, also, has been devoted to several Inventories of a very early date which have been recently discovered. The rarity of th ese lists is only equalled by their value. Several will appear in a fourth volume, including a magnificent one of Arch bishop Savage.

It is unnecessary, perhaps, to speak of the value and the use of testamentary documents. The light which they throw upon language, religious cu stoma and Observances, and the manners and life of our forefathers, is very great indeed. With regard to genealogy, it is not too much to say that the three volumes of Yorkshire Wills that are already pub lished, build up or reconstruct the pedigrees of the gentry of that great county. The Editor has ap pended to the present volume a list of the Marriage Licences, &c., recorded in the N orthern Registers. He hopes to be able to publish from the same sources, on some future occasion, a full catalogue of the Indulgences and Licences for Oratories which were granted in the N orth of England.

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Title:A Selection of Wills, Vol. 3: From the Registry at York (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:442 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.9 inPublished:December 12, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1332036325

ISBN - 13:9781332036325

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