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Rory Higgins has spent many years compiling this work with support from the Catholic Family History Society, his Superiors and others. The database will be a hugely valuable resource for church, social, political, local and family historians, both in England and around the world. On it are men, women and children from all walks of life, including priests and foreigners living in England. Where available there are details of age, of occupation and of location. References guide the user to the many sources which he has trawled, both original and printed, in order to collect the information together into this database. His earlier successful database is the Australian Nuns Index. Individuals and representatives of organisations involved in records and archives, as well as historians of all interests, will find his latest database to be the research tool everyone has been waiting for.

We hope you will not miss this opportunity to be amongst the first to explore the potential of this new resource. To express your interest and reserve a place contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The period 1680-1840 covers the centuries when Catholicism was effectively outlawed. Records of Catholics are scattered in civil record offices, in Catholic and in Anglican Church archives throughout the country. We are pleased to have William D. Shannon, PhD, to speak on his research in in this era under the title:

Using the Records of thForfeited Estates Commission (1715-1724) at TNA

to reconstruct Catholic Lancashire before and after the First Jacobite Rebellion.

 

Dr Shannon has delved into the fate of the Catholics involved in the 1715 Battle of Preston, not just those executed, imprisoned or exiled, but also those less directly involved.          

Database

This Society is planning the launch of a major new electronic database with a paper delivered by Br. Rory G Higgins FSC of Australia at a seminar on Saturday 7 October 2017 in the Conference Rooms, 24 Tufton Street London SW1P 3RB 10am-4pm.

An Index to the Names and Details of over

250,000 Catholics and their Friends in England 1680 – 1840

 

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Membership

The current subscription rate is £15.00 per year.(UK) and £20.00 for overseas members.

Membership can be purchased online by using a credit card at GENfair or by completing and mailing the Membership Form.

More information can be found by clicking here.

2017 Annual Seminar

Saturday 7 October 2017, 10.00-16.00 at the Conference Rooms, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB

provisional programme to include as its highlight:

A paper delivered by Br. Rory Higgins FSC 

to launch a major data base compiled by him entitled:

An Index to the Names and Details of over 250,000

Catholics and their Friends 1687-1837

 
William D. Shannon PhD

The period 1680-1840 covers the centuries when Catholicism was effectively outlawed. Records of Catholics are scattered in civil record offices, in Catholic and in Anglican Church archives throughout the country. We are pleased to have William D. Shannon, PhD, to speak on his research in in this era under the title:

Using the Records of the Forfeited Estates Commission (1715-1724) at TNA

to reconstruct Catholic Lancashire before and after the First Jacobite Rebellion.

 To express an interest in attending the Seminar contact catholicrecords@gmail.com

The Society's AGM will also take place during the day.

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