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A huge thank you to our volunteers

July 13, 201812:46 pmLeave a Comment

Shropshire Archives has added over 19,000 records to our online catalogue following a mammoth effort by volunteers.

We’d like to thank over 30 volunteers who have worked tirelessly on the project since 2013.
The records, which are grouped together under the reference number 6000 are a collection of charters, deeds, surveys, manorial records, and miscellaneous documents previously held in the Shrewsbury Public Library which date back to the 12th century.

A few highlights from the collection, reference number 6000, include:
• Grant from William of Chester to St Peter and the monks of Shrewsbury abbey, c1150 (reference 6000/373)
• Pardon from Henry, Prince of Wales, later Henry V, of Welsh rebels, 1407 (reference 6000/175)
• Propositions for the security of town of Shrewsbury during the Civil War, October 1642 (reference 6000/13288)
• Petition from Shrewsbury Electors to Benjamin Disraeli, Shrewsbury MP and later Prime Minister, and George Tomline, 1840 (reference 6000/440)

You can view the 6000 manuscript collection catalogue here. Use the ‘browse this collection’ tab to explore the collection.

Extract from a Haughmond Abbey rental, 16th century ref 6000/6024

Extract from a Haughmond Abbey rental, 16th century ref 6000/6024

Read more in the Shropshire Council press release.

Written by sarahd

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