Wills of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, 1636-1638

Wills of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, 1636-1638

Edited by Nesta Evans

Hardback
$45.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

17c wills revealing the details and preoccupations of past lives.
—To wife Elizabeth, tenement where testator now dwells; on her death, same to go to grandchild Robert Large & heirs. To go to daughter Frances Miller, pair of sheets & stock of bees in the orchard—
Early wills make compulsive reading and supply invaluable information for social, local and economic historians, and for genealogists. The Archdeaconry of Sudbury corresponded broadly to the administrative county of West Suffolk. The editor of this collection, a professional historian, brings out any indication of the religious beliefs of the testator, and everything to do with the life and domestic environment of the family. The volume is rich in detail, both personal, shedding light on the personalities of those involved, and specific, as in old place-names and geographical references. The vivid and telling contents should stimulate everyone interested in history, whether of Suffolk or of England, and give a fascinating insight into life at the time. (East Anglian) This volume contains the wills of 576 people in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury (corresponding broadly to the administrative county of West Suffolk). Like its predecessors, it is of exceptional interest for social, local and economic historians, and for genealogists, and makes compulsive reading for the layman. Rich in detail, its vivid and beguiling contents illuminate the characters of those involved, old place-names and geographical references and give a fascinating insight into life during the first half of the seventeenth century.Wills volumes already published:
Wills of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, 1630-1635 (EVANS) 0 85115 492 1, £19.50/$39.00
Wills of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, 1620-1624 (ALLEN) 0 85115 530 8, £19.50/$39.00

Details

November 1993
360 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Suffolk Records Society
ISBN: 9780851153452
Format: Hardback
Suffolk Records Society
Boydell Press
BIC HRAX
BISAC REL033000
Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Pin it   Share by Email

Reviews

The potential for local and genealogical studies is evident, but this series opens up a whole range of other areas for long-term analysis. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW Brings the lives and deaths of a range of Suffolk people into the realm of accessible historical material with admirable skill and poignancy. ARCHIVES Fresh perspectives into early Stuart history...of value for the regional social and economic researcher. ALBION

Also by Author

Also in Series