When Death Do Us Part: Understanding and Interpreting the Probate Records of Early Modern England

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Leopard's Head Press, 2000 - History - 422 pages
The 17 essays contained in this volume provide insight into the probate records of early modern England, focusing on three principal sources: wills, inventories, and accounts. With an emphasis on method, approach, and interpretation--demonstrated through both general discussions and a range of case studies--this reference is ideal for a wide audience, including academics and students as well as local and family historians enagaged in the investigation of communities in England.

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The Probate Process
a System in Transition
Wills as an Historical Source

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Tom Arkell is an expert on the history of population and social structure in early modern England, has published articles in The Economic History Review and Local Population Studies, and is a coeditor of Surveying the People. Nesta Evans is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Surrey?Roehampton and the author of The British Record Society, The Cambridgeshire Hearth Tax Returns, and Wills of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury. Nigel Goose is professor of social and economic history at the University of Hertfordshire and has published articles in The Economic History Review, Local Population Studies, and Continuity and Change.

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