Bundle of Booklet Registers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR8/4/3
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      c.11 x 18 cm, 12 vols, marbled card covers.

Scope and Content

The booklets below are registers of the poor persons in Dunham Town [to. Dunham Massey], Oldfield [to. Dunham Massey], Sinderland [to. Dunham Massey], Dunham Woodhouses [to. Dunham Massey], Bowdon and Bollington who were recipients of charity bedding; a single register covers several years. Recipients are listed alphabetically within each township or hamlet, and below every name the quantity of bedding received each year is recorded. Rather than being revised annually, a register once compiled was used for several successive years, with the names of new recipients being added to an additional list, either at the end of the list for each hamlet or township (EGR8/4/3/5-8, /10 & /11), or in a separate booklet (EGR8/4/3/3, /4 & /9). Some of the booklets are annotated "Lord Stamford" or "L.S." on the front cover, indicating that they were copies retained by the Earl of Stamford.