Essex through the ages: tracing the past using manorial documents

Saturday 12 July, 10.30am-3.30pm

Find out how you can discover centuries of Essex life using manorial records. Manorial documents include many thousands of fascinating records, dating from the 1300s to the 1900s. The ERO has been taking part in a major update of the Manorial Documents Register (MDR), which is kept by The National Archives, to make these records easier for researchers to find, and this special event marks the conclusion of our contribution to the project.

Join us to find out about the background to manorial documents, and for inspiration on how you can use these records in your own research into your family, house or local history.



Prof Nigel Saul – Manors and Manorial Documents: What are they?

Liz Hart – The national Manorial Documents Register project

Katharine Schofield – Highlights from Essex manorial documents

Prof L. R. Poos – An Essex Case Study: Stebbing and its Late Medieval and Tudor Manorial Documentation

Graham Jolliffe – Unlocking Stebbing’s History from its Manorial Documentation


Saturday 12 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT

£15 including refreshments and buffet lunch

Please book in advance on 01245 244644

In association with the Manorial Documents Register

With support from East of England Regional Archive Council

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  1. Greetings! I am most curious to know if the proceedings from this conference (or any smaller subset – slides, for example) might be available anywhere? Or perhaps they might be available at some future point? Travel to the conference was not possible, but I am very curious indeed to know about the work discussed.

    Thank you!

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