Cornish Wills 1342-1540 (Devon and Cornwall Record Society #50) (Paperback)

Cornish Wills 1342-1540 (Devon and Cornwall Record Society #50) By Nicholas Orme (Editor) Cover Image
By Nicholas Orme (Editor)
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This is book number 50 in the Devon and Cornwall Record Society series.


Wills are invaluable records of life in the past. They bring us close to people's attitudes to death, religion, charity, and family relationships, as well as mentioning property such as land, livestock, clothes, jewels and furniture. This edition gathers together all the 122 Cornish wills of personal property that are known to exist up to the year 1540, plus extracts from a further 66 that refer to Cornwall. They are revealing about saints' cults, guilds, education, ships, mining, genealogy, and church buildings and furnishings. They also illustrate the importance of emigration from Cornwall - especially to Exeter, Oxford, and London. All the wills are presented in modern English in complete form, and an Introduction describes how they were administered and what they contain.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780901853509
ISBN-10: 090185350X
Publisher: Devon & Cornwall Record Society
Publication Date: January 1st, 2007
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society