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Great Bedwyn (Crofton) - OPC is Paul Vivash

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Church Matters

Extracts from the Registers of John Chandler 1404-1417


Buildings and Land

Hemingby's Register (Land Entries) 1345                 Feet of Fines 1377-1509

Crofton Pump Station

Pump Station Gallery


Crime and Legal Matters

Quarter Sessions 1563-1592


Employment and Business

Apprentice - William Chapman 1774


People and Parish Notables

Coroners Bills & Inquest Reports

County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner.  Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder of manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d.   From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence.  Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1.  These costs were to be paid from the county rates.  In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d.  The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval.  Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such.  Many refer to Quaker burials found across the county



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Richard de Polhampton 1317       

Parishioners Wills

William Vivash written 1790     

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