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Hampshire Genealogical Society

Events in January 2023

  • Dusting and Digging in Dorset: The revelations of a wages ledger, 1796-1829 - Valerie Brenton - via Zoom

    Dusting and Digging in Dorset: The revelations of a wages ledger, 1796-1829 - Valerie Brenton - via Zoom


    January 4, 2023

    An un-indexed wages ledger for the Bankes estate in East Dorset presents a snapshot of the employment of a rural workforce and particularly female workers. Day rates and hours allow trends before and after the Napoleonic Wars to be clearly identified for named and unnamed female workers. The payment of board wages helps identify not just the role, but the name of trusted domestic staff. Fascinating case studies are used to show young women changing occupation from an outdoor day labourer to domestic staff and widowed women continuing to ply their husband’s trade.

    Posted by Jane Painter

  • Members’ Evening: Family History Resolutions for 2023

    Category: Basingstoke Group Members’ Evening: Family History Resolutions for 2023


    January 25, 2023

    St Michael's Church Cottage Hall
    Church St
    Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QW
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    Posted by Jane Painter

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