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Updates: 19th Century Trade Directories
These pages contain a collection of sources which should be of interest to anyone studying the history of the village, or to anyone tracing ancestors who may have lived there. The sources are those which may be difficult or even impossible to find elsewhere. There are also links to other web sites which may be useful.
Probably, the most useful will be the Parish register transcripts. I have attempted to include all the information which is available in the registers. In addition to the usual baptisms, marriages and burials, I have included the Banns register which gives clues to those few marriages which took place elsewhere.
The register entry for names often show a variation in spelling of surnames, whilst retaining the spelling found in the registers I have also "standardised" spellings which makes finding families much easier. The same system also applies to Banns, Marriage and Burial Registers.
In addition you will find a full transcription of E.P. Fennemore's "A History of Randwick" privately published in 1893, which also gives an insight into the Randwick of her day. I have included many other sources which I have found useful.
I have added a page of notes on the sources which may help to explain apparently missing entries or conflicts. If you would like contact me with queries or if you have sources which you would like to add to the site, please use this e-mail link.
Finally, remember that these transcriptions may contain errors. Always check with the originals
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