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From: "La Greenall" <>
Subject: RE: [Ess] Proof of Residency
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 11:05:38 +0100
Fascinating Adrian - yet another potential source of primary
information! Certificates would record only basic facts such as place of
origin, names of any dependant children if the settler was a parent, and
so on. Examinations are more like transcripts of interviews where the
applicant's answers to all sorts of probing questions like 'shouldn't
you be somewhere else?' and 'how much money have you got?' are written
down for posterity.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian Gray [mailto:]
> Sent: 04 April 2006 09:06
> Subject: RE: [Ess] Proof of Residency
> A further thought on settlement issues. I don't know how
> common this was, but at
> Great Sampford there is a record of certificates issued in
> the flyleaf of the
> vestry minute book (beware - these can be INCREDIBLY dull
> reading if your family
> aren't mentioned, or you don't have a feel for economic
> minutiae!). I don't know
> if all the information recorded on a certificate is there, as
> I've never seen a
> certificate proper, but it does record their parish of origin.
> Worth a look if you think the vestry minute book survives for
> the parish they
> settled in.
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