Commonplace book, signed by Talbot Williamson

Scope and Content

Chiefly comprises extracts from Wood's _Institutes ((compilation on legal matters)), concerning legal terminology, status of clergy, aristocracy and others, marriage, duties and status of Sheriffs, Coroners, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor and Surveyors of the Highways, law of property, and benefices. An entry about wills is dated ((17))32 At end, reversed: memorandum on writs of right, nd, and (in a later handwriting) instructions for educating daughters, nd ((C19)) Note: Talbot Williamson was not apparently an alumnus of Clare College or Cambridge University, but may have been an ancestor of the brothers Edmond Riland Williamson (admitted 1814) and William Williamson (admitted 1820), uncles of Edward Atkinson's wife

Related Material

Williamson family: Cupboard: 5/ 36, Deed box 1: 8, Deed box 3: 19 and 21

Additional Information

Old Muniments Ref (CAIRS): Bay F Shelf 4 Box 4