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Vestry and overseers minutes/accounts.

benny1982

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Many parishes have surviving vestry minutes/overseers minutes and they can be worth their weight in gold. Often names of villagers are mentioned in them, from poor rate payers to lists of the poor of the parish.

As FamilySearch has a lot of records online that I did not know about, and recently shared, I have found my ancestors mentioned a number of times in various vestry records.
 
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