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From: "Bwuk" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Nantwich church register
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 13:15:55 +0100
At least one of the incumbents at Nantwich was in the habit of writing a summary ot the year's events in the burial register.
Thus, in 1601 we read his account of the execution of the Earl of Essex, the one time favourite of Queen Elizabeth (image page 961). Previous pages record his capaigns in Spain (from whence he brought back the plague) and Ireland.
1603 records the death of Queen Elizabeth (p.963)
The next page records the terrible plagues they were having.
The gunpowder plot is on p.970
Great floods in Cheshire were experienced in 1606 (p.972)
A reminder of the site: http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html
If you need a name to access these records try Jeffrey Cragge, buried in 1640, click on the image, and then put in a new page number in the 'Go to Image' box and press 'go'. You can then scan forwards & back from there.
For a contemporary history lesson it's hard to beat - enjoy!
Martin Allen Cragg
Based in Cheshire, England, seeking:
HAYDEN, CULLEN in Baltinglass? Co. Wicklow pre. 1840.
CASE, LEYLAND in Prescot, Liverpool, Lancashire.
GOODALL & KIRKLAND in North West & Midlands England.
CLARKE, CRAGG, DOWN(E)S, GRANT, ISHERWOOD, LEAH & ALLEN in Cheshire, South Lancashire.