FAMILY OF THOMAS HOBBS (Hambleden, Bucks, Eng.)
In 1536 an attempt was made to start
parish registers, but it finally became effective only as a result of a
mandate of 5th September 1538. The registers were to be entered weekly,
and were often kept on loose sheets of paper, so it is not surprising that
only 800 registers still exist from as early as 1538. In 1598, Queen Elizabeth
approved an order of 25th October 1597 that registers be kept in parchment
books and that all old register copies be copied into such volumes. The
clergy were however given the option of starting from 1558 (the beginning
of the Queen's reign) so a number of registers now start from that date.
The paper originals have nearly all disappeared. In the transcription,
errors naturally crept in. From 1598, copies of all entries had to be sent
annually, at Easter, to the bishop's registry (bishop's transcripts).
Thomas Hobbs (d.15-Apr-1637 )
Wife: Margery (d. 1-May-1634 )
Decendents: (with Christening dates)
(20-Feb-1586 to ?)
Thomas (25-May-1589 to ?)
Mary (31-Jan-1590 to ?)
Adrian (11-Feb-1593 to ?)
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