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Reading Borough

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Date: 1200-1974
Places:
  • Reading, Berkshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (local) > Boroughs, improvement commissions, town councils
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C23088 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O68416 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1230-1974: records
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 35456 Reading
2
13th-19th cent: charters of incorporation of borough, gild privileges and grant of Reading Abbey
Berkshire Record Office
3
1850-1962: borough treasurer's records incl rating and valuation lists
Berkshire Record Office
4
c1560: gild administration, comprising ordinances and membership lists of Clothiers and Clothworkers; Cutlers and Bellfounders; Mercers and Drapers; Tanners and Leathersellers; and Victuallers and Innholders
Berkshire Record Office
5
special boards and commission records incl local board of health, and paving and lighting commissioners
Berkshire Record Office
6
18th-19th cent: Town Clerk's records incl deeds
Berkshire Record Office
7
1584-1839: records of the borough court of record
Berkshire Record Office
8
1563-1832: court leet records
Berkshire Record Office
9
c1599-1679: parish administration records incl material on poor relief and tithes
Berkshire Record Office
10
1603-1835: registers of admission and freedmen
Berkshire Record Office
11
1614-42, 1800: military records incl muster book and lists for trained bands (with list of men eligible for the militia c1800)
Berkshire Record Office
12
c1610-50: misc borough papers incl material rel to Civil War
Berkshire Record Office
13
c1778-1818: charter and oath book
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 3501 Berks RO misc

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