Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
"Intended for both beginning and experienced genealogists, this guide to tracing British records provides material for navigating archives and a variety of printed sources. Early chapters outline basic steps such as drawing family trees, using census records and searching for birth, marriage, and death certificates. Others outline strategies for organizing research and making use of the Internet and other technology. For experienced genealogists there is detailed information on legal, military, professional-association, and property records. There is extensive information regarding Church of England parish registers, as well as information for tracing Catholic, Jewish, and other nonconformist records. The book is further enhanced by almost 100 illustrations of various records, wills, gravestones, and family photographs."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Title", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
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A lord owed fealty and service directly to the king or to another lord ( who in turn
owed allegiance to the king or another lord ) . The manorial system featured a
feudal relationship between men and their lord centred around a manor , that is ,
These retainers were lords of their manors and known as mesne lords since they
owed allegiance to a superior lord . A mesne lord might in turn , by
subinfeudation , provide one or more of his manors to his own retainers ( who
held them as ...
The development of tenancies The lord of a manor granted land to tenants in
return for military or agricultural services . The terms ( or incidents ) of tenure
varied by custom from manor to manor and are well illustrated by the examples
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