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Courtenay Monument in Molland church

The Irish, c.1685-1835  

Newlyn and Mousehole were renowned as centres of the Cornish fishing trade. Fishing was the major employer here in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Trade and fishing were affected by Turkish raids on west Cornwall, which began in 1625.

The Old Hall at Hardwick survives only as a shell, with remnants of its plaster decoration.

These transcripts are by members of the Burford/Henley probate group.

The Bishopp family bought Parham from the Palmers in 1601 and stayed there until the last of the line died in 1828.

Colston is widely revered as one of Bristol's biggest benefactors.

Sir Richard Aldworth (d.1646) left money to the Corporation of Basingstoke to educate ten boys of good and religious poor men of the town and to af

This set of 16 inventories (all that survive for this period) from the parish now known as Rudford and Highleadon was transcribed in 2012 by volunt