Saturday, 4 November 2017

Findmypast puts Spotlight on Surrey

Surrey Lay Subsidies 1524-1645
16,642 records.
Lay subsidies are taxation records from the Tudor and Jacobean periods. These transcripts were created from original treasury records in the E 179 series held at The National Archives. Find the parish, amount to be paid, and in some cases occupation or relationship.

Surrey Court Cases 1391-1835
29,375 records.
A searchable index covering four centuries of Surrey court cases. The records contain cases from four courts:
Surrey Court of Star Chamber, 1485-1649
Surrey Exchequer Court, 1497-1835
Surrey Court of Requests, 1500-1624
Surrey Court of Chancery, 1391-1758

This index gives a summary of the action and the references needed for accessing the original records held at The National Archives in Kew.

Surrey & South London Wills & Probate Index, 1470-1856  
1,881 new records for a total of 261,370 records.
Will abstracts covering the old county of Surrey including parts of South London. Find residence, year, date of will, testator’s name, an abstract of the will content.

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