I'm back working on the pages about the farms and farmers of Wing, hoping to have at least one hamlet ready for the August update to the website. However I need a bit of help unravelling the GATES family (specifically the line that came to Wing from Aston Abbots, i.e. the line where Baron appears as a forename) in the early 20th century. If there are any descendants or relatives out there who could share information with me, please please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I'd love to get it resolved.
Friday, July 01, 2011
I've been a bit quiet this month - spending more time knitting than researching! But I do have the July update up. This month it's for those researching back in the 16th century - the subsidy roll for 1524/5. This is approximately 20 years before the start of the parish registers, so if you're looking for men (or women, there are a few of those listed) around this timeframe who had assets or income of £1 or more, you may just find them being taxed - or rather, providing a subsidy to the King - in the subsidy roll.