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.          


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.

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2018 Conference

2018 National Day Conference with AGM 
to be held at the famous 
Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre,

17 Blossom Street, York,

YO24 1AQ

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in the historic city of York
on Saturday 29th September 2018 (10am - 4 pm).
Theme: education, with Lawrence Gregory MA, Historic archivist to the Newman Collection; social and Catholic historian.
Alison Bartholomew, Historian and archivist of St. Chad’s Church, Manchester.
Tickets    £20
from  Jean Smith,
10 Irving Close, Stockport, 



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