Seminar: Probate inventories: full of wonderful things?

at Zoom

Convenor: Jon Mein

The Society has a large collection of inventories from the 1600s, some published in a recent book, most of the rest available in typescript format in our Library. On the face of it, these documents allow us to judge the wealth and status of our predecessors who lived in St Albans over 300 years ago by peering inside their houses and yards. But all is not as it seems. This seminar will consider some of the pros and cons of using inventories in our research.

The seminar series will remain over Zoom for the foreseeable future. To allow ample opportunity for discussion following presentations, numbers will still be restricted to 25 so book early if the topic is of special interest. For members unable for any reason to attend, presenters are always willing to discuss the topic if you contact them after the event. Invitations to register will be sent via email a week before each seminar.

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