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Signatures and marks of Brushford parishioners agreeing to stand surety for the father of an illegitimate child 1649 [1648 old style].  

Courtenay Monument in Molland church

The Bosons were one of Newlyn's leading gentry families.

Hardwick New Hall is famous as the home of the one of the most powerful women of the 16th century, Elizabeth countess of Shrewsbury, whose initials

Elizabeth dowager countess of Shrewsbury (c.1521–1608), best known to history as `Bess of Hardwick', is probably the third most famous Englishwoman

The most prominent secular tenants within the Sunderland area  were the Hiltons, who held the castle and lordship of Hylton (See the Hilton Family 

Few local court records survive for Sunderland in the medieval and early modern periods.

Charting the course of Sunderland's population growth from its early beginning as a small fishing town, 'in great decay of buildings and inhabitant

Almost 500 wills and inventories, pertaining to Sunderland in the period 1549-1700, have now been identified and transcribed thanks to the sterling

The Wills and Inventories of:

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