Ashwell Parish Documents

Available at Ashwell Village Museum Resource Centre only.

Cliff Jenkinson

The Museum holds transcripts and photocopies of other historic Parish Documents, which are not yet available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.  These documents were donated by the Ashwell Field Studies Centre when it closed in 1999.

They include:

·        Names of Ashwell Churchwardens, 1562-1747.

·        Ashwell Churchwardens' Accounts, 1563-1746, transcripts.

·        Ashwell Churchwardens' Charity Accounts, 1719-1809, transcripts.

·        Ashwell Parish Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1604-1837,

                                                                    transcripts.

·        Alphabetical Index of Surnames featured in the above, 1604-1837.

·        Ashwell Friends' (Quaker) Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, 

                                                                  1716-1837, transcripts.

·        Ashwell Independent Meeting House Registers of baptisms, marriages 

                                                                  and burials,  1796-1837, transcripts.

·        Ashwell Terriers (land ownership documents), various, 1618-1812,           

                                                                   transcripts and photocopies.

·        Names of Ashwell Parish Constables, 1661-1741.

·        Ashwell Parish Constables' Accounts, 1661-1741, transcripts.

·        Names of the Ashwell Overseers of the Poor, 1676-1810.

·        Accounts of the Ashwell Overseers of the Poor, 1677-1783,

                                                                   transcripts and photocopies.

·        Ashwell Settlement Certificates, 1702-1794, list and some photocopies.

·        Ashwell Apprenticeship Indentures, 1726-1862,

                                                                   transcripts and photocopies.

·        Ashwell Vestry Minutes, 1831-91, abstract.

 

These documents are stored in the upstairs Resource Centre of the Museum, in box files on the shelves to the left of the door as you go into the room.

Ashwell Parish Council Minutes

The Museum holds copies of the Ashwell Parish Council minutes from 1972 onwards.   These minutes are not available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.   Copies are stored in box files on the shelves to the left of the door as you go in.

Deeds

The Museum has photocopies and transcripts of a large number of wills, conveyances, mortgages, indentures etc, relating to the parish of Ashwell and dating between 1621 and 1993.  If you are researching the history of your house you may find what you are looking for here.

 

These transcripts and photocopies are not yet available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.   Copies are stored in box files on the shelves to the left of the door as you go in.

 

Ashwell Documents from Westminster Abbey

The living of Ashwell was held by Westminster Abbey before the Reformation.  The Museum has photocopies of a number of documents (some in Latin, some in English) from the Abbey relating to the parish of Ashwell, including:

·         Papal confirmation that Westminster Abbey holds the church at Esswell (sic), 1303 (doc. 12372)

·         Accounts of Asshwelle Manor by the Abbey's officer(s),  1374 (?), (doc. 26267)

·         Accounts of Asshwelle Manor by the Abbey's officer(s), 1379 (?), (doc. 26286)

·         Accounts of Asshewelle Manor by the Abbey's officer(s), 1401 (?), (doc. 26294)

·         Value of Rents at Asshwell, 15th Cent. (doc. 4749)

·         Copy book of Courts held at Asshewell, 1499-1500

These photocopies are not available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.   They are stored in box files on the shelves on the left-hand wall of the Resource Centre as you go in the door.

This page was added on 28/10/2011.

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