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Dorset Quarter Sessions

Dorset Quarter Sessions

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 11:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
2 queries:
a) I know we don't enter records of court officials, but I've come across some recently where individuals are being elected to be eg. Constables. I've not entered these but, theoretically speaking, they weren't officials at the time. Advice?

b) I've also come across titled people, where there has been a prefix of Sir and this is later enhanced with a title eg. Lord of the Manor of... I've included the "Lord" as a suffix right or wrong?

Colin

Re: Dorset Quarter Sessions

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've been keying the Constables but I haven't seen an official instruction from WAP about it.

I don't think Lord of the Manor would be keyed as a suffix but again, haven't seen an official instruction.

Re: Dorset Quarter Sessions

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 12:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Kate, my interpretation of the keying instruction is not to key court officials, as for the second part I would consider the Lord as a title but felt that it might give information which could lead to researchers following more lines of enquiry.
Colin

Re: Dorset Quarter Sessions

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 2:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would consider Lord as a title, but not Lord of the Manor!

Re: Dorset Quarter Sessions

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 7:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks - that's clearer.
Colin
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