Monday, 21 January 2013

The Original Record update

Records added this week to the Original Record website at

Purchasers of Bishops' Lands
16 November 1646 Parliament ordained the sale of all the lands and estates of the bishops and archbishops for the service of the Commonwealth. This account, printed in 1834, is a transcript from a manuscript presented to the British Museum by William Bray (Add. 9049). It gives in tabular form the details of the conveyances of the lands to private individuals, showing the name of the bishopric; the date of the conveyance; county; description of the lands; purchaser; and purchase money. A total of over £624,158 was raised: after the restoration of the monarchy these estates were returned to the Church, with compensation.

Subscribers to Samuel Chandler's Sermons
Subscribers to 'Sermons on the Following Subjects, Viz. The Religion of Christ. Christian Morality. Excellence of Christ’'s Doctrines. The Possibility of Miracles. Character of Christ and his Apostles. Design of their Miracles. Certainty of the Miracles. Resurrection of Christ; and Consequences of it. His not appearing to all the People. Of Christ’'s Ascension. The Descent of the Holy Spirit. The Doctrine of a Resurrection explained. The Change made by it in the Saints. Objections against a Resurrection answered. By the late Reverend Samuel Chandler, D.D. and F.R. and A.S.S. Published from his Manuscript; with A Preface, Giving a Brief Account of the Life, Character and Writings of the Author. By Thomas Amory', published in London in 1768.

The Nore Mutiny: Witnesses for the Crown
At the State Trial following the Nore mutiny of 1797, 101 witnesses were called for the Crown. This is a copy of the list as endorsed on the indictment, and delivered to each of the prisoners confined in Maidstone gaol for high treason.

Inhabitants of Liverpool
Over 1600 inhabitants of Liverpool signed this petition to the Mayor, 14 November 1850, to 'call a Public Meeting, for the purpose of adopting an Address to the Queen, praying her Majesty to take such steps as may be deemed necessary to maintain the prerogative of the Crown against all Papal aggression.'

Queen Victoria's Household
This list of the Queen's Household comprises: The Lord Chamberlain's Department; Office of the Robes; Medical Department; Chapel Royal, St James's; Chapel Royal, Whitehall; Windsor; Hampton Court; Kensington; The Lord Steward's Department; Board of Green Cloth; Pay Office; Ewry; Wine and Beer Cellars; Kitchen; Confectionery; Pastry; Bake House; Coffee Room; Table Deckers; Silver Pantry; Coal Yard; Lamplighters; Gentlemen Porters; Porters; Stewards' Room; Servants' Hall; State Porters; Marshalmen; Coroner; Almonry; Gardeners; Yeomen of the Guard; Gentlemen-at-Arms; Master of the Horse's Department; and The Royal Hunt.

Military Medal for Bravery in the Field
King George V awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field to these Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 11 November 1916.

Aviators' Certificates
Lists of certificates granted by the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom to newly-qualified aviators of powered aircraft: giving certificate number, full name, and name of his or her aero club, R.A.F. station, &c. Certificate numbers 27783 to 28078, issued from 30 November 1951 to 19 June 1952. This system of certification ended 24 March 1952, being replaced by pilots' certificates, in four classes.

(With thanks to The Original Record)


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