The Goods And Chattels Of Our Forefathers. Frampton Cotterell And District Probate Inventories 1539-1804..
Bound in original yellow cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, with publisher's advertisements on rear wrapper. Slight wear to lower board edges but otherwise a very good copy.
Edited by john s. moore, b.a. f.r.hist. soc.
(frampton cotterell and district historical studies. 1).
8vo. xx + 364 pp.
Illustrated by 12 tables in text. Decorated by publisher's device on title page.
Transcriptions of over four hundred Probate Inventories from five south Gloucestershire parishes, produced by members of the Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Research Group. Analytical tables at the front examine population figures, occupations and land use and at the end is an extensive glossary. Probate Inventories, or lists of goods, are normally held in diocesan record offices and are a valuable source in the early modern period for furniture, clothing, tools and equipment, crops and livestock. They also throw light on farm and cottage production and the internal arrangement of houses. John Moore, writer on local history, was later Lecturer in Economic History at the Universities of Strathclyde and Bristol.
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