Chancery Records for Family and Local History. A talk by Susan T. Moore

Chancery Records for Family and Local History. A talk by Susan T. Moore

Wednesday 26 February, 2pm – 3.30pm
  • The talk will introduce those who are new to Chancery records to the wonders and riches of these records, with tales from the records, and a practical guide on how to find and interpret them. These records can confirm relationships for as many as 4 generations and they can give a personal insight onto the characters of your ancestors. Where else would you learn that:
    • "Barbara goes up and down to persons' houses like a beggar"
    • "James is a poor idle drunken fellow and his children are naked and starving"
    • "Edward was a very odd sort of person"
    • "John was damned for a stingy niggardly fellow by Edward". Not all cases will be as colourful as this, but this is a source that you ignore at your peril!
  • After graduating from the University of St Andrews, Susan T. Moore has spent her working life in archives and libraries carrying out historical and genealogical research for clients, and now specialises in Chancery Proceedings and other legal records, particularly those in the period 1500 to 1800. Her clients include those writing biographies, local histories, or house histories, lawyers, churches, bodies such as the National Trust, and of course genealogists and family historians.
  • Susan is the author of "Family Feuds - An Introduction to Chancery Proceedings" and "Tracing Your Family History in the Courts of Equity". Susan is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a trustee of the British Association for Local History and an accredited member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA. Susan is also a member of the Friends of the National Archives, Society of Genealogists, Archives for London, Community of Specialist Researchers, and many family and local history societies.
  • Tickets: £5.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
When
26 Feb 2020 at 2:00pm
until 26 Feb 2020 at 3:30pm
Where
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
GU21 6ND

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