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