What's new on this site: October-December 2009





For more details, with links, of the latest batch of updates, see the update page.

18 December 2009:

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In the Feet of Fines section, abstracts of fines for Kent (1461-1485) (348 fines) have been added.

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30 October 2009:

New material

I am very grateful to John Schuerman for allowing me to make available his digitized version of the transcript of Eleanor Blanche Tempest's Tempest Pedigrees, a monumental work tracing the genealogy of the Tempest families of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and other counties. John writes about the manuscript as follows:
"In the early 20th Century, Eleanor Blanche Tempest of Broughton Hall, near Skipton, West Yorkshire, wrote a manuscript, "Tempest Pedigrees", which is a detailed account of the Tempest family from the early 12th Century to the early 20th Century. The manuscript is in the British Library, Add. MS 40670 and a copy exists at Broughton Hall. Mrs. Tempest lived at Broughton with her husband Arthur Cecil Tempest. In the 1930s, Mrs. Tempestís daughter, Blanche Cecil, arranged for a typed transcript of the Broughton Hall version of the manuscript. Copies of this transcript exist at Broughton Hall and Stonyhurst College, near Clitheroe. With the assistance of Henry Tempest, the current resident of Broughton Hall, and colleagues, I have produced an electronic version of the transcript which runs to over 750 pages. As this document contains a vast amount of information about the Tempest family, it should be a valuable resource for Tempest researchers. Mrs. Tempest provided detailed documentation for her extensive accounts of Tempest descendants. The transcript is in MS WORD format."

I am also most grateful to Guy Vincent for the opportunity to make available here scans of C. V. Collier's Documents at Burton Agnes, originally published in Transactions of the East Riding Antiquarian Society, volume 18, pp. 56-114 (1912) and volume 19, pages 1-39 (1913), and containing abstracts of numerous documents from the 13th century and later, mainly relating to Yorkshire.

In the Feet of Fines section, abstracts of fines for Kent (1431-1461) (594 fines) have been added.

On Professor Robert Palmer's Anglo-American Legal Tradition website, images of feet of fines for Kent (1422-1485), Lincolnshire (1349-1509) and Yorkshire (1371-1448) (more than 4000 fines in total) have been added. I have included links to these images in the Feet of Fines section.

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