Kath Shawcross, Borough Archivist and Local Studies Manager welcomed twenty-one members from CADHAS to the Local Studies Room at Sutton Central Library to view three items of archive material acquired last year.
The Society had made a donation towards the acquisitions.
The items are:
- The Court Baron for Carshalton, dating from 1682-1833. This type of court dealt with the day-to-day business within the manor, admitting new tenants, disputes, fines and so on.
- Minutes of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor in Carshalton. This dates from 1691-1746.
- A thin volume containing a valuation of the Parish of Carshalton in 1839.
It was an enjoyable and instructive visit. Kath explained how the documents filled gaps in Sutton’s archive collection and the ‘adventure’ of bidding for them at action.
Members were able to examine the documents and handle them carefully.
Anyone wishing to order them for further research is welcome to do so but please telephone 24 hours in advance on: 020 8770 4747 and request Accession 914, specifying which volume.