Quarter Session Records

Speaker: Ian Waller – Talk will be over Zoom and start at 8pm.

Summary:  It would be unusual if your ancestor did not appear in Quarter Session records. Besides petty crime the Quarter Sessions administered many local government functions including licensing, local taxes, market and fairs. The records are perhaps the most comprehensive of any English Court and this talk examines their value to family historians and guides you through the content of the records.

Speaker’s Bio: Ian Waller is a retired professional genealogist with over 35 years’ experience in English research. He currently serves as a trustee and education officer of the Family History Federation. He is a former Chairman of and a Fellow of AGRA (The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) the body which represents professional genealogists throughout England and Wales. He taught Family History at both basic and advanced levels at various adult education centres in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and currently provides talks and runs workshops at many family history societies, U3A Groups and other organisations interested in local, social and family history. His other interests include oil painting, making scale models of horse drawn vehicles, country and Celtic music.

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Please note:  Scanned images of the eleven volume set of Oxfordshire Quarter Session summaries and calendars compiled by Canon Oldfield in the 20th century are available to purchase from the Oxfordshire FHS Shop.

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