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Monday, 2 February 2015

Glasscock's Notes and Gleanings (1)

MSS Book.  Notes and gleanings from various places in Herts and Essex
Author: J L Glasscock Jnr (covers 1882 – 1925)

The MSS book contains notes of visits to parish churches and, in particular, transcripts taken from records in the parish chest in the custody of the minister and churchwardens.  Some writing is unclear or illegible.  In 1922 J L Glasscock wrote an item for the ‘Essex Review’ on ‘Essex References from the Parish Register of Bishop Stortford, Herts, 1561-1712’.

[Folio 1]  Birchanger
November 12th 1882.
By the courtesy of A W Nash (Churchwarden) & the Revd. Rowden (Vicar) I was allowed to look at the papers in the custody of the Vicar –
There are no old Churchwardens accounts extant.
A small book contains statements of the Overseers Accounts from 1681 – There are no interesting Items & I found nothing relating to Bhs Stortford.
The Parish Register dates from 1688. I had not time to make an extensive or thorough search but in turning over the leaves I came across the following Items –
Isaac the son of Phillip and Elizabeth Glascock baptised May 3rd 1708 – note, this Isaac died Oct 9 1708
1709. a son of Phillip & Elizabeth G baptised, no Christian name given

1721. Sep 6th James Westwood & Phoebe Glascock both of Thorley married.

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