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Feet of Fines: these are records of land transactions which were originally written on a piece of skin. This was then divided into three pieces, the lower or 'foot' being filed at the Court of Common Pleas. They serve to confirm that the persons mentioned were living at the time, and often give the wives' forenames. A 'messuage' was simply a house with outbuildings.
Plans for the future: a list of avenues of research to follow as they present themselves which I hope to make time for. Please feel free to make any suggestions if there is a particular area you are interested in.
Dedicated to my grandfather, Sidney Robert Charles Hammond who at 81 still seems to manage to walk up and down a near vertical cliff each day to buy his milk and bread.