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Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1706-15, Part 2 Huntingdonshire, Hertfordshire (part), Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire by John (Visiting Academic, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge) Broad
  

Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1706-15, Part 2 Huntingdonshire, Hertfordshire (part), Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire

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Part of the Records of Social and Economic History Series

Synopsis

Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1706-15, Part 2 Huntingdonshire, Hertfordshire (part), Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire by John (Visiting Academic, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge) Broad

The Visitation returns of William Wake, Bishop of Lincoln 1705-16, shed light on the history of over 1200 villages and the people who lived in them in six counties of England in the early years of the eighteenth century. Covering Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, they contain detailed information about the population, religious affiliations, schooling, charities, church attendance, and much besides. Many individuals are named, particularly non-conformist preachers and those who transgressed church laws or were baptized as adults. Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1706-15 is published in two parts. Part 2 completes the survey, covering parishes in the Archdeaconries of Huntingdon, Bedford, Leicester and Buckingham. Transcriptions of the summaries of the Visitations in 1706, 1709, and 1712 are given, together with additional material from the original returns from those years, and from 1715. Appendices contain the text of Bishop Wake's questionnaires. There is a comprehensive index of places mentioned in Parts 1 and 2. This latest addition to the Records of Social and Economic History series will be a rich source of information for social historians, local and family historians of these counties, and church historians.

Reviews

Browsing through the two volumes, the amount of work completed [...] is astounding. * Heather Falvey, Journal of Continuity and Change * John Broad is to be congratulated on publishing these two volumes of Bishop Williams Wake's summary of his visitation returns while Bishop of london (1705-1716). This is a monumental piece of work for anyone, particularly given the size of the diocese of London in the eighteenth century ... a monumental work of scholarship and much be commended. * Phillip Tovey, ANAPHORA, The Journal of the Society for Liturgical Study *


About the Author

John Broad is Chair of the Buckinghamshire Record Society, Editor of Records of Buckinghamshire, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Current projects include a history of English rural housing since the late medieval period, and (with Richard Hoyle and Leigh Shaw-Taylor) a project to re-evaluate the 1798 Land Tax and the structure of landholding and tenancy c.1800. He is currently Visiting Academic at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge.

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Publication date

8th November 2012

Author

John (Visiting Academic, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge) Broad

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Format

Hardback
520 pages

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Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9780197265192

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