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Views from the Parish: Churchwardens' Accounts C.1500-c.1800

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Notes about Great Dunmow’s churchwarden accounts
Great Dunmow’s original churchwardens’ accounts (1526-1621) are kept in Essex Record Office (E.R.O.), Chelmsford, Essex, D/P 11/5/1. All digital images of the accounts within this blog appear by courtesy of Essex Record Office and may not be reproduced. Examining these records from this Essex parish gives the modern reader a remarkable view into the lives and times of some of Henry VIII’s subjects and provides an interpretation into the local history of Tudor Great Dunmow.

Notes
Great Dunmow’s original churchwarden accounts (1526-1621) are in Essex Record Office (E.R.O.), Chelmsford, Essex, D/P 11/5/1. All digital images of the accounts within this blog appear by courtesy of Essex Record Office and may not be reproduced. Examining these records from this Essex parish gives the modern reader a remarkable view into the lives and times of some of Henry VIII’s subjects and provides an interpretation into the local history of Tudor Great Dunmow.

Churchwardens' accounts | The National Archives

Cox, John Charles. Churchwardens' Accounts from the Fourteenth Century to the Close of the Seventeenth Century: Methuen, 1913 (Available to read online or download from the Internet Archive)  
Dymond, David. Short Guides to Records-Churchwardens' Accounts: Historical Association, 1995
 
Eastwood, David. Governing Rural England: Tradition and Transformation in Local Government 1780-1840: Clarendon Press, 1994  
Stephens W.B. Sources for English Local History. Cambridge University Press, 1981 (Preview available from Google Books)  
Tate, William Edward. The Parish Chest: Phillimore, 1983 (Preview available from Google Books)  
West, John. Village Records: Macmillan, 1962  
Check with local record societies for published editions of local churchwarden accounts.  

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Notes
Great Dunmow’s original churchwarden accounts (1526-1621) are in Essex Record Office (E.R.O.), Chelmsford, Essex, D/P 11/5/1. All digital images of the accounts within this blog appear by courtesy of Essex Record Office and may not be reproduced. Examining these records from this Essex parish gives the modern reader a remarkable view into the lives and times of some of Henry VIII’s subjects and provides an interpretation into the local history of Tudor Great Dunmow.

A page from Great Dunmow’s churchwarden accounts. This is the main source used in my dissertation for Cambridge University’s Master of Studies in Local History. The title of my dissertation was the not-so nattily titled “Religion and Society in Great Dunmow, Essex circa 1520 to circa 1560