Parish Registers – other entries

 
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Besides the Christenings, Marriages and Burials that make up the majority of the extant Parish Registers for Holywell-cum-Needingworth, there are various other items in some of the Registers. These are included in the transcriptions, as listed below.

Type
Dates
DocRef
Pages
ImagesNoteTrans-
cription
Collections upon Briefs
1671-
1698
HP44/1/1/1
pp 72-74
Composite Registers 1667-1746See note
about Briefs
below.
Composite Registers 1667-1746
Memoranda by
Rectors

1787-
1804
HP44/1/1/2
before page 1
Composite Registers 1747-1812About a pump,
some books, and
an induction.
Composite Registers 1747-1812
Notes by the
Churchwardens

1843-
1846
HP44/1/1/2
page 68
Composite Registers 1747-1812About a Silver
Cup and Plate.
(2 pages)
Composite Registers 1747-1812
Notes on
Burials of
former Rectors

1517-
1804
HP44/1/1/2
page 69
Composite Registers 1747-1812Composite Registers 1747-1812
Note by a
Rector's widow

1844-
1845
HP44/1/2/1
page 61
Baptisms Register 1813-1858About her husband's
ill health.
Baptisms Register 1813-1858
Dedicatory PoemHP44/1/2/2Baptisms Register 1858-1912By Rev McGhee.
Father of mercies...
Baptisms Register 1858-1912
Reference to an
Act of Parliament
HP44/1/3/3
before page 1
Marriages Register 1837-1963For information
about legislation
see here.
Marriages Register 1837-1963
Disuse of
the Register
HP44/1/3/3
page 233
Marriages Register 1837-1963Marriages Register 1837-1963
PoemHP44/1/4/1
before page 1
Composite Registers 1695-1706Of Worldly Honour
(Not understood)
Composite Registers 1695-1706
TitleHP44/1/4/1
page 1
Composite Registers 1695-1706A Register...Composite Registers 1695-1706
A thoughtHP44/1/4/1
page 16
Composite Registers 1695-1706About writing
Unfinished.
Composite Registers 1695-1706
Title
(at the back)
HP44/1/4/1
before page "51"
Composite Registers 1695-1706Burials in WoollenComposite Registers 1695-1706
Note by a
Rector's widow

1844-
1845
HP44/1/4/2
page 42
Burials Register 1813-1901About her husband's
ill health.
Burials Register 1813-1901
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A Note about Collections upon a Brief

(From here, about a Derbyshire parish, with thanks.)
Special collections in the parish were frequently made “by virtue of Letters Patent”, or a Brief. The Brief, which was read out in Church, was a mandate from the Privy Council ordering collections to be made for special objects outside the parish, such as building churches, relieving sufferers by fire, refugees, suffering Protestants abroad, &c. A large number of these Briefs received at Hope, which are entered in the Churchwardens’ Book, are for losses by fire.

There was a certain collection by Brief in 1686 for “French Protestants”; and another in 1689 for “Irish Protestants”. “For losse by Fire in ye parish of St. George in Southwark” in 1690; “for casualties at sea” in 1692; “for losse by fire in Hedon, concomitant with yt for ye redemption of captives” in 1693; and again in 1700 “Paid to ye Brief for ye Captives 10s. 2d.”: “for ye poor distressed Palatines”, the inhabitants of the Palatine States of Germany, in 1709.

There is an interesting entry in 1752: “Collected upon the Brief for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts”. The Society known as the S.P.G., the oldest of the Missionary Societies, was founded in 1701. There are also entries for the “Colleges in America” and for the “relief of the distressed clergymen in America” in 1763 and 1779 respectively.

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