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Transactions Of Simon Martin - Aug 1999

COPESTAKE and MOUNTNEY One-Name Study [GOONS MEMBER 2045]

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An attempt at a Copestake and Mountney and General Interest News sheet:

Attempts at producing a newsletter keep failing and I thought a News sheet might keep all the e-mail contacts informed and I will send copies in the post with letters.

GENERAL INTEREST

BIRMINGHAM FAMILY HISTORY FAYRE - From Society of Genealogists News

Family History Experience

Birmingham now approaches fast.

Tickets are now available to buy from the SoG for 4 UKP plus a SAE,

tickets on the door will be 6 UKP.

As the details unfold it promises to be quite an exciting event with

lots of new exhibitors, combined with the superb facilities of the NEC

should make it an excellent weekend, for those that don't know the

dates it is on 25/26 September.

BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES from Touch baSE

A new background design for all types of birth and death certificates will be introduced this year.

Existing certificates will be phased out and all certificates issued from 1 January 2000 will be in the new design. Those issued prior to this date will, of course, remain valid.

All certificates will be A4 size apart from standard bilingual certificates relating to events in Wales. The new design will better protect them from forgery and counterfeit. However, BA staff have been reminded that the production of birth or

death certificates is only part of the documentation that might be required when establishing a person's identity.

The Benefits Agency Newsletter for Community Organisations and Professionals

produced by BA Communications and Customer Liaison Branch

Touchbase, Benefits Agency Communications and Customer Liaison Branch,

Room 2E22, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UA.

DEEDS - Using Title Deeds 23-24 Oct 1999 - Oxford University Further details from [email protected] or 01865 270368

One of the books on the reading list is:

A.A.Dibben, "Title Deeds 13th-19th Centuries (Historical Association (H72), reprinted 1990. Which I have not come across before.

DIOCESAN ARCHIVES - A Great Day out!, Just to See Lichfield and its Cathedral is worth it, Simon Martin is Attending.

ARCHIVES AND THE CHURCH

DATE Saturday 13 November 1999 10am— 4.l5pm

VENUE Lichfield Cathedral Visitors Study Centre

COST 20 (including Tea, Coffee and Lunch)

CONTACT Mark Dorrington, Staffordshire Record Office, Tel. 0 1785-278380

PROGRAMME

'It doesn't have to hurt: primary and secondary sources for church archaeology"

(Mr. Bob Meeson, Historic Buildings Consultant)

"Records for the mediaeval parish"

(Dr. Nigel Tringham, Keele University and Victoria County History)

"Wills and religious history in early modern England"

(Prof. Ann Hughes, Keele University)

"The work of the post-reformation Diocesan Registry"

(Mrs. Ann Tarver)

[Author Of Phillimore's Church Court Records]

"The 1851 Religious Census"

(Dr. Ian Atherton~, Keele University and Victoria County History)

There will be an opportunity to view the Archive Service exhibition

The Great Siege of Lichfield Close, 1646

This event forms part of the celebrations of the 40~ anniversary of Lichfield Record Office and

during the day the new Guide to Lichfield Record Office will be launched

Please return to Staffordshire Record Office, Eastgate Street, Stafford, STI6 2LZ by 5 November 1999

I/we would like to attend the "Archives and the Church" day school and enclose my remittance (payable to Staffordshire County Council) of

NAME:

ORGANISATION:

ADDRESS:

Tel. No Please state if you have any dietary requirements

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS Sat 11 - Sun 12 Sep 1999

Free entry to many places you would nornally have to pay to go in and some places open that are not normally opened will be open www.civictrust.org.uk

LICHFIELD DIOCESE (Mainly Staffordshire and Derbyshire)

Lichfield Joint Record Office - Open Day

Saturday 18 Sep 1999 Strong room tours etc. Please check with them first as I am yet to see something official about this.

See ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHIVES above

This event forms part of the celebrations of the 40~ anniversary of Lichfield Record Office and

during the day the new Guide to Lichfield Record Office will be launched

STAFFORDSHIRE, CHEADLE

The BMSGH has published part of the Cheadle Parish Registers [Note STS not CHS] this year but it is not on their web site. A copy has been seen in Lichfield Joint Record Office

SIMONS DIARY

As we have not been able to organise formal gatherings I thought I would offter the following as possible opportunities to gather Copestakes and Mountneys together:

If anyone wants to help organise a formal gathering for later this year and in 2000 please tell me and I will help get things moving

2nd Oct 1999 We are visiting the Mountney Church of Ecclesfield, near Sheffiekl as well as the old priory (Mountney Northern HQ in Medieval Times), Yorkshire. If Mountney contacts want to come along please tell me.

25/26 September 1999 Birmingham NEC - Family History Experience. If you want to meet us there please make prior arrangements.

Lichfield Joint Record Office - Open Day

Saturday 18 Sep 1999 Strong room tours etc. Please check with them first as I am yet to see something official about this.

Sat 16 Oct 1999 Liverpool GOONS Meeting. I am planning to take the computer to exhibit our One-Name Study if anyone wants to come along you will be very welcome, please tell me before hand and I will send you more details and pay the 5 fee

13 Nov 1999 Lichfield Ecclesiastical Records Conference see above.

4 Feb 2000 Talk to Skelmersdale and Up Holland FHS by Simon Martin on Computers for Genealogy

COPESTAKE

STAFFORDSHIRE - ALSTONFIELD

I have looked at the SPRS Copies at Lichfield Record Office there are 5 parts but I could not find an index. My Notes made at Staffordshire Record Office, Stafford also Indicate they had volumes 1-2 but no index. As it is published by BMSGH in Microfiche. I have ordered a copy at 6.20 inc post.

For more info on Alstonfield

STAFFORDSHIRE - BUTTERTON-IN-THE-PEAK

The BTs 1660-1751 have been published by the BMSGH but there are no Copestakes or Mountneys.

For more info on Butterton

STAFFORDSHIRE - CAULDON

No Mountneys

Copies of Copestake entries from the Transcript in Society of Genealogists now published by Simon Martin, also contains photos of the Church and an account of the viewing of the original register in Staffs RO.

STAFFORDSHIRE - CHEADLE

The BMSGH has published part of the Cheadle Parish Registers [Note STS not CHS] this year but it is not on their web site. A copy has been seen in Lichfield Joint Record Office with he following tantalizing index entries but time ran out:

COOPSTAKE 41,43,47,52,54,55

COPSTAKE 50

COWLOCKE 38 [Probably not a Copestake, But if the recently discovered tasty Cowsteak is anything to go by it Could be a Copestake]

I am intending to order a copy. I have e-mailed the bookshop at BSMGH for further details.

For more info on Cheadle

STAFFORDSHIRE - KINGSLEY

Full set of Notes Published by Simon Martin including note on Wills and entries from the Published SPRS Fiche (Which Simon has a Copy of) original register fiche not examined.

STAFFORDSHIRE - WATERFALL

All parish register entries now in my Custodian database

There are no MIs of interest to us.

MOUNTNEY

MARY ROSE - With Leicestershire connections. Letter Recd 18 Aug 1999, Reply Sent 21 Aug 1999.

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