By J. Charles Cox
the merely paintings at the topic was once The heritage of Parish Registers in England, by means of Mr. J. S. Burn, released in 1829. A moment variation, significantly prolonged, was once issued in 1862. With the latter have been included the salient issues of an analogous writer's short e-book entitled background of the Fleet Registers. Mr. Burn's publication, lengthy considering that out of print, remains to be of worth, and features a number of felony details, however it is ailing digested all through and confusedly
In 1870 Mr. R. E. Chester Waters reprinted a pamphlet on parish registers from the pages of the house and international assessment. many years later, I learnt, via a chum, of Mr. Waters' goal to increase and reprint his treatise, and, understanding how he used to be crippled by way of infirmities, I positioned various extracts at his disposal and gave a few information in alternative ways. The ebook issued through Mr. Chester Waters in 1882, lower than the name of Parish Registers in England, their background and Contents, had turn into
expanded from a pamphlet of 3 sheets right into a compact little quantity of 122 pages. This paintings, an exceptional development upon the straggling chapters of Burn's larger e-book, was once a lot liked, specially through the clergy ; however it has been lengthy out of print, and tough to obtain via second-hand companies.
Meanwhile, I stored gradually earlier than my brain the wish of manufacturing a booklet which, when dependent upon the labours of my predecessors, Burn and Waters, should still strike out a much broader line of its personal, and objective at a greater association and at a fuller clarification of surprising issues. finally, after many interruptions,
literary and differently, the assumption has matured, and those pages are placed forth with a good volume of wish that they could end up invaluable and useful to people who wish to have a greater figuring out of parochial registers.