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Monmouthshire Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1560-1601

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An edition of over 150 wills of people of some standing in Elizabethan Monmouthshire, containing a wealth of information on land, property, trade, homes and furnishings as well as attitudes and religious beliefs among the upper social echelons of the day. All these aspects are fully analysed by Judith Jones along with the broader social and economic dimensions revealed in the wills. A study of great value to local historians and genealogists.

South Wales Record Society publication no. 12
Edited by Judith Jones
Published 1997
ISBN 0 9525961 2 1 (hardback)

Price: £12.50

Gareth Elwyn Jones in Morgannwg: ‘This book is significant in a variety of ways. It is an important calendar of documents containing a mass of information which provides a rich quarry for the Tudor social historian. The introductory essay turns it into a fascinating comment on many aspects of domestic and economic life in the period...The author and Society have made an invaluable contribution to the social history of Tudor Wales.’

W. P. Griffith in Welsh History Review: ‘This is a highly creditable and welcome piece of work which enhances the body of primary material in print available to the historian of Elizabethan Wales.’

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