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Tracing your insolvent ancestors : a guide for family and local historians
Tracing your insolvent ancestors : a guide for family and local historians
Blake, Paul, 1946-2019
Articles
Debtors' prisons are infamous but very little has been written about the records of those confined within them in London or elsewhere in the country. Even less has been written about the trials of those who were often incarcerated following misfortune or mismanagement rather than criminal intent. That is why Paul Blake's handbook will be so useful for researchers who want to find out about forebears who may have been caught up in the insolvency system. In a series of information-filled chapters he covers the historical background to the handling of debt and debtors, and bankruptcy and bankrupts. In addition he describes the courts and procedures faced by both creditors and debtors, and the prisons where so many debtors were confined.
Author:
Imprint:
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History, 2019.
Collation:
xv, 223 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781526738653 (pbk)
Dewey class:
929.1072041365.4BLA(653)365.4BLA
Language:
English
BRN:
2850277
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