Ecclesiastical Courts Officials & Records: Sin, Sex and Probate

Add To Wish List Icon
Add to Wishlist
Description
An easy-to-understand explanation of the complex organisation and procedures of Church Courts and their officials. Ecclesiastical Courts granted probate (Wills and Letters of Administration), issued common and special marriage licences and honorary degrees; following Visitations these courts heard cases of, and passed judgement on, sexual misconduct of parishioners and priests, abuse and de-famation of neighbours and the appointment and discipline of the clergy. The depositions (statements) of witnesses were recorded in graphic detail, mostly in English, causing these courts to be termed the "Bawdy Courts" in the 18th Century.

These much under-used sources for family history are also excellent for migration studies. Diocesan maps and the present location of the records provided in this indexed book will encourage researchers to make greater use of the material.
DELIVERY

Delivery within the UK

We offer free standard delivery on all orders over £50.*

Orders up to £30 are charged a flat fee of £4.95

Orders between £30.01 and £50 are charged a flat fee of £6.95.

Usual delivery timescale is 5 business days from the date of dispatch. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery. *UK only.

We can also ship all items worldwide.

For full details, including prices, click here.

RETURNS

If you are not completely satisfied with your item you may return it within 28 days for a refund.

For further details on returns click here.

REVIEWS

SKU: 9781873686157