Saturday, 30 October 2010

Additions to the Original Record

The following additions to the Original record site ( may be of interest to those with Scots and Irish ancestors:

Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Books: Country Collectors’ Returns

Apprenticeship indentures and clerks' articles were subject to a 6d or 12d per pound stamp duty: the registers of the payments usually give the master's trade, address, and occupation, and the apprentice's name, as well as details of the date and length of the apprenticeship. There are central registers for collections of the stamp duty in London, as well as returns from collectors in the provinces. These collectors generally received duty just from their own county, but sometimes from further afield: in 1770 a change was made to describe many of the collectors according to their county rather than their town, but no change was made to the rule that they might stamp indentures from all the surrounding area, so these labels are deceptive. The indentures themselves can date from a year or two earlier than this return. There are returns from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Brecknockshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cardiganshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Denbighshire, Derbysh ire, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Durham, Essex, Glamorganshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Leominster, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Scotland, Shropshire, Somersetshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and Yorkshire, each of which has been indexed separately. 13 October 1776 to 20 February 1779. IR 1/60

North Tipperary Jurors

Returns of the complete panels of jurors for the Spring Assizes of 1840 to 1844 for the Northern Division of county Tipperary; of the petty juries for the General Assizes and General Gaol Delivery held at Nenagh in March and July or August, 1839 to 1844; and of the petty jury for the Special Commission of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery held at Clonmel 28 June 1842. The petty jury lists give full name, parish or place of abode, and occupation (such as esquire, gentleman, or merchant). A little over 200 inhabitants appear on each petty jury list.

Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

The membership list of the Pharmaceutical Society was divided into London Members; Country Members; Foreign Life Members; Associates admitted before 1 July 1842; Associates who have passed the Major Examination; and Associates who have passed the Minor Examination. In each case the lists give year of admission; number of certificate (where appropriate); name (surname first, christian name and initials); and address (house number and street name in London, merely town of residence elsewhere). An asterisk before the surname indicates a life member (except in the list of Foreign Life Members). There is also a list of registered apprentices: in this list we have year of registration, full name (surname first); master's name (in the form 'residing with Mr. Smith') and town. We have indexed each of these lists, and the names of the masters, separately.

Calcutta Marriage Notices

A compilation of marriage notices from Calcutta newspapers published in England in the Indian Mail in 1857, and covering the period 24 October 1856 to 16 November 1857. Most of the marriages recorded took place within the Bengal presidency.

Patentees of New Inventions

Index of patentees and applicants for patents of inventions in 1869: giving full name of patentee (surname first); number of patent (in bold); date (within 1869); and subject-matter. Where the patentee was acting as agent for third parties, their names are given in italics in the subject-matter column.

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