This particular 1819 document can be found in the ‘Woburn’ box of documents within the Topographical Collection. This is just one of many financial family history documents housed in the Society’s document collections. It lists fifty pairs of proprietors and their occupants (often listed as ‘himself’) with the amount that is being assessed and the amount that is redeemed in tax. Click here to find out more about this and other family history documents within the Society’s collections.
The Society’s extensive family history document collection contains a handwritten book of notes by the famous American physician, professor, lecturer, and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr in which he lists every book he read from 1881 – 1935 which includes law and medical books as well as famous novels such as ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Brontë. Click here to find out more about this and other Treasures of the Society.
This weeks treasure is a list of female servants pay from 1714-1728. Click here to find out more about this and other family history documents within our extensive collections.
Not only was it rare for our ancestors to travel overseas (unless emigrating or part of the forces), it was also not compulsory to travel with a passport until WWI. Click here to find out more about British passports and to see an 1853 example from our Special Collections.