My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer
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My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer

A book relevant to nearly every family. It enables you to understand the social and economic context of their lives while outlining the various records available to research these ubiquitous ancestors.

  • £9.99
  • Weight
    250 g
  • SKU

This book gives the reader a good idea of what daily life was like for the ordinary workers on the land such as ploughmen and shepherds, describing the skills they needed, including caring for horses. The country calendar of events is also outlined - ploughing, sowing and harvesting.

The second part of the book outlines the records themselves, including Quarter Sessions, tithe schedules, manorial records, estate records and even trade union records. There is a useful bibliography and a list of Parliamentary Bills which affected the lives of agricultural labourers.

  • Author
    I Waller
  • Year