Wallingford, People of, Volume 2

The people of Wallingford. Volume Two. 48pp. The EurekA Partnership, 2007 in A5

Both booklets contain the entry for Wallingford in Dutton, Allen & Co’s Directory and Gazetteer of Berkshire 1863 and an outline street map.

Indexed contents include (in Vol 1) money for the poor 1673, St Peter’s churchwardens’ rates 1724, register of elections of freemen 1686-1764, inhabitants of Angier’s Almshouse 1686-1764, subscribers to St Peter’s Church building fund 1763, St Mary the More poor rate and abstracts from the overseer’s disbursements 1777, licensed victuallers 1784, 1838 and 1871, St Leonard poor rate 1810, Pigot & Co’s Directory 1823/4 and the muster roll of the 11th Volunteer Corps of Berkshire Rifles 1862.

Volume 2 contains abstracts from the borough minutes books 1648-1668 (including mayoral elections, licensed alehouse keepers and boys apprenticed under Archbishop Laud’s Charity), St Peter’s churchwardens’ rate 1734/5, St Mary the More poor rate 1774, list of commoners 1778, licensed victuallers 1794, 1816 & 1861, St Leonard’s highway rate 1798, abstracts from St Peter’s vestry minutes 1828-1835, burgess roll 1835, Kelly’s Directory 1848 and the nominal roll of the 11th Berkshire Rifle Volunteers 1872.

Jean Debney

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