Debts, Debtors, Bankrupts & Bigamists

Debts, Debtors, Bankrupts & Bigamists
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Records & Sources
Sat 21 Oct 2017
3 hours
Places remaining:

21/10/2017 10:30 - 13:00

Throughout the 1700s/1800s many people, as today, got badly into debt, some unable to pay them off and often ending in gaol. Records were generated at every level and this course looks at the wealth of family history information they contain by reference to several famous and not so famous cases from all the social classes. It examines the causes and remedies and also looks at the way spouses walked out on those in debt, causing many bigamy cases to result.

A half-day course with Ian Waller FSG