Berkshire parish registers. Marriages
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LGc M.942.29019Aalpv.l GENEALOGY COLLECTION1379045£<+/j+ $/ *u-. ^y.£&06 iy-,/LIBRARYALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC00676 09841 8333BERKSHIREREGISTERSPARISHPHILLIMORESPARISH REGISTER SERIES.VOL. CVIH. (BERKSHIRE, VOL. I.)One hundred and printed.fifty:BerkshireParish Registers.flDarriages.Edited byW. P. W. PHILLIMORE, M.A., B.C.L.I.VOL.Hon&onIssued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co.,Chancery Lane.124,1908.PREFACE.The present volume is the first of a series whichthe Editor hopes may be continued until all the ParishRegisters of Berkshire have been printed.The advantage of having our ancient parish registersthus rendered accessible to the student is obvious. Greatprogress has been made in the neighbouring counties: noless than fourteen volumes of Gloucestershire Registers,eleven of Hampshire sixand of Wiltshire have alreadybeen issued. The Editor trusts that, now the Berkshireseries has been commenced, it will be possible issuetotwo volumes annually; but to secure such progress bothtranscribers and subscribers are requisite.The important Register of the town of Wantage hasbeen selected for the commencement of the series, and itwill be seen that the entries in it are very numerous,filling indeed nearly the whole of the volume.The transcript has been prepared under the directionof Canon Ponsonby, Vicar of Wantage, by Mr. W. Pumfrey,of Wantage, to whom the Editor's thanks are due forthe great care taken himby and for the valuable ...

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LGc M. 942.29019 Aalp v.l GENEALOGY COLLECTION 1379045 £<+/j+ $/ *u-. ^y. £&06 iy- ,/ LIBRARYALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC 00676 09841 8333 BERKSHIRE REGISTERSPARISH PHILLIMORES PARISH REGISTER SERIES. VOL. CVIH. (BERKSHIRE, VOL. I.) One hundred and printed.fifty : Berkshire Parish Registers. flDarriages. Edited by W. P. W. PHILLIMORE, M.A., B.C.L. I.VOL. Hon&on Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., Chancery Lane.124, 1908. PREFACE. The present volume is the first of a series which the Editor hopes may be continued until all the Parish Registers of Berkshire have been printed. The advantage of having our ancient parish registers thus rendered accessible to the student is obvious. Great progress has been made in the neighbouring counties: no less than fourteen volumes of Gloucestershire Registers, eleven of Hampshire sixand of Wiltshire have already been issued. The Editor trusts that, now the Berkshire series has been commenced, it will be possible issueto two volumes annually; but to secure such progress both transcribers and subscribers are requisite. The important Register of the town of Wantage has been selected for the commencement of the series, and it will be seen that the entries in it are very numerous, filling indeed nearly the whole of the volume. The transcript has been prepared under the direction of Canon Ponsonby, Vicar of Wantage, by Mr. W. Pumfrey, of Wantage, to whom the Editor's thanks are due for the great care taken himby and for the valuable assistance rendered as it passed through the press. The Editor also has to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Rev. F. Williams who transcribed the West WoodhayJ. marriages. 1379(545 It has been thought desirable, as in other volumes of the series, to modernise the spelling of christian and place-names, but the spelling of the surname is given in all cases exactly as in the original entry, which, though — abstracted in an abbreviated and uniform style, contains all information relating to age, parentage, vocation and place of abode, which is contained in the original. This volume, like others, in these series, is issued without an index. The Editor hopes that it will be feasible hereafter to issue a general index for the whole county, and thus avoid that great evil—an undue multiplicity of indexes. postponing index-making, we expediteMoreover, by the printing of the Registers themselves, a matter of no small moment when we remember the serious risks of fire, theft and forgery, not to mention those of natural decay and accidental loss, to which these valuable records are continually exposed. The following abbreviations are made use of: w.=widower or widow. p.=of the parish of. s.=spinster, single woman, or co.=in the county of. son. dioc.=in the diocese of. b.=bachelor or single man. /2'c.=marriage licence. d.=daughter. It may be well remind thatto the reader these printed abstracts of the registers are legalnot "evidence." For certificates application must be made to the local clergy in charge theof Registers, by whom they will be gladly supplied. It only remains to that Editor will gladlyadd the welcome further assistance in the way of transcribing Marriage Registers. Such volunteer help alone renders it possible to issue this series of the RegistersParish of Berkshire. 124, Chancery Lane, September, 1908.