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August 2007

London property sources

Dr Peter Webster, 28 August 2007

A guide to sources for London property before 1666 is now live. First published by the London Record Society, and edited by Derek Keene and Vanessa Harding, this volume provides a guide to manuscript sources in repositories all around the world. It is the latest in our series of volumes from the London Record Society, of which eight more will appear over the next few months. Read it, and related sources, at:

London chantry certificate now live

Dr Peter Webster, 21 August 2007

The chantry certificate of 1548 is now live. It is the certificate of the royal commissioners, charged to survey chantries, colleges and other such endowments in London and Middlesex, as a precursor to their dissolution under Edward VI. Originally published by the London Record Society, it gives a highly detailed picture of the religious life of England in the midst of the Reformation. Read it, and sources relating to London religious houses, at:

Send feedback > Which other sources for religious foundations would you like to see on the site ?

London consistory court wills now live

Dr Matthew Davies, 17 August 2007

Consistory court wills for 1492-1547 are now live. These transcripts, reproduced here by permission of the London Record Society, give a fascinating picture of the lives and possessions of Londoners in the early sixteeenth century. Read them at:

Quaterly review for April - June 2007

Dr Peter Webster, 08 August 2007

The second quarter of 2007 was an eventful one. Highlights included:

  • the receipt of a major award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to complete the digitisation of The National Archives' Calendars of State Papers, a key resource for historians of England in the early modern period.
  • the launch of more key sources for local history, including volumes of the Victoria County History for Hampshire, Sussex and Warwickshire, and records of the sixteenth-century burgh of Edinburgh.
  • the launch of the State Papers of John Thurloe, a major addition to our resources for parliamentary history.
  • the successful completion of our publication of the Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820, a very substantial dataset, receiving its first online publication. It was achieved with the generous collaboration and support of the authors, Drs Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl of the University of Wolverhampton.