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Victuallers' Licences : Records for Family and Local Historians 3rd Edition

by Jeremy Gibson

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Victuallers Licences : Records for Family and Local Historians 3rd Edition

Inns, pubs, hotels, taverns, call them what you will, licensed premises often have a longer ascertainable history than most buildings apart from churches and major houses. Their inhabitants will have been 'ordinary people', not clergy or gentry. There were and are thousands of licensees, of course with numerous descendants.
What is more, these buildings and individuals appear in records since Tudor times.

This new, thoroughly revised and updated edition (the first for twelve years), tells family and local historians just what records, national and local, survive and where they can be found.

Jeremy's co-compiler, the late Judith Hunter, has provided an authoritative and detailed introduction describing the many classes of records and the information they may provide.

"If you descend from a keeper of an ale house or tippling house, this is a very detailed guide on the type of records you may use for finding your ancestor. ...a must for those with Victuallers in their families".

This guide explains the background of the various types of licensing records, and provides detailed comprehensive listings of holdings for England, Wales and Scotland. Note: it does not list names of people, but it does list what type of records are available for each area within a county.

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