2017 Seminar on Records with launch of names database
This Society is planning the launch of a major new electronic database with a paper delivered by Br. Rory G Higgins FSC of Australia at a seminar on Saturday 7 October 2017 in the Conference Rooms, 24 Tufton Street London SW1P 3RB 10am-4pm.
An Index to the Names and Details of over
250,000 Catholics and their Friends in England 1680 – 1840
Rory Higgins has spent many years compiling this work with support from the Catholic Family History Society, his Superiors and others. The database will be a hugely valuable resource for church, social, political, local and family historians, both in England and around the world. On it are men, women and children from all walks of life, including priests and foreigners living in England. Where available there are details of age, of occupation and of location. References guide the user to the many sources which he has trawled, both original and printed, in order to collect the information together into this database. His earlier successful database is the Australian Nuns Index. Individuals and representatives of organisations involved in records and archives, as well as historians of all interests, will find his latest database to be the research tool everyone has been waiting for.
We hope you will not miss this opportunity to be amongst the first to explore the potential of this new resource. To express your interest and reserve a place contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are being snapped up!
The period 1680-1840 covers the centuries when Catholicism was effectively outlawed. Records of Catholics are scattered in civil record offices, in Catholic and in Anglican Church archives throughout the country. We are pleased to have William D. Shannon, PhD, to speak on his research in in this era under the title:
Using the Records of the Forfeited Estates Commission (1715-1724) at TNA
to reconstruct Catholic Lancashire before and after the First Jacobite Rebellion.
Dr Shannon has delved into the fate of the Catholics involved in the 1715 Battle of Preston, not just those executed, imprisoned or exiled, but also those less directly involved.
Philip Gale will arrange a presentation on the development of The National Archives finding aid Discovery, with particular reference to Catholic records.
Catholic Family History Society
Conference with AGM 1st October 2016
The Priory Rooms Conference Centre
40 Bull Street
Birmingham B4 6AF
10.00 – 10.30 am Registration and coffee
11.00 am Maggie Loughran, professional genealogy speaker and writer
Wills before 1858, especially those of Roman Catholics.
Bring your own interests in wills for discussion.
12.30pm Buffet lunch
2.30pm Dr Nick Baker, archivist at Princethorpe College, Warwickshire
Locating the archives of religious orders, followed by your
questions and contributions.
- Full access for people with restricted mobility and also parking
- Family History Help Desk available: bring your research enquiries
- Opportunity to meet other members and friends
- Opportunity to talk to the speakers
- Material for family or local history
- Travel, local parking, hotel and local studies information on request
- For details about the venue see theprioryrooms.co.uk
Tickets: £15, to include lunch and all refreshments, from email@example.com
A member of the Federation of Family History Societies
The recently refurbished church of the Most Holy Sacrament and St Osburg is well worth a visit. In addition you will have the pleasure of the famous ‘Three Cathedrals’ tour at Coventry Cathedral.
The programme is as follows:
- 11 am Visit to the Catholic church of St Osburg, Barras Lane, Coventry, CV1 4AQ
- 12.10 pm Mass at St Osburg’s
- 12.45 pm Make own arrangements for lunch – there are facilities in Coventry Cathedral for lunch and tea, for example
- 2.15 pm ‘Three Cathedrals’ guided tour at Coventry Cathedral
- 4 pm Departure
Cost: £12 per person which includes admission to Coventry Cathedral and the guided tour. A booking form can be downloaded here.
Two upcoming events that may be of interest.
Saturday August 1st 2015 – Visit to Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9BZ
Guided Tour of the College & Library commencing at 2pm. Lunch available from 12.30 pm at the Bayley Arms (optional). Transport from Sale & Preston Station can be arranged. Pre-booking is essential. £6.00 for College Tour.
Saturday September 12th 2015 – Guided Tour of Italian Manchester commencing at 1.30 pm
A sequel to the talk given by Pauline Lloyd in March.
Full information for both events is available from Mrs D. Henaghan firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 483 7372
Thursday 2nd July at 11:00
A visit to the Church of SS Peter and Paul, Friars Lane, Lower Brailes, OX15 5HU to include Mass and a talk by Fr Brian Doolan on Bishop William Bishop followed by lunch in the village.
The church is in the upper storey of a medieval malt barn attached to the Old Rectory Farm. It is one of the oldest post-Reformation public Catholic churches in England. More details of the church can be found here.
Oscott College, Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5AA
Thursday 11th June 2015: Nationality, Religion and Music: the Stuarts in exile
10.30 Arrivals and coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Lecture: Dr Gabriel Glickman, (University of Warwick, author of The English Catholic Community 1688-1745) – Jacobitism and Catholics in the Three British Kingdoms
12.45 Lunch – Special Exhibition open. College chapel and museum open to visitors.
2.00 – 3.30 Lecture: Dr Edward Corp, (University of Toulouse, author of The Stuarts in Italy 1719-66: a Royal Court in permanent exile, and other works on the exiled Stuarts) – Religion, Nationality and Music at the exiled Stuart Courts
3.30 – 4.00 Tea
4.30 – 5.30 Abbot Geoffrey Scott (Douai Abbey), (co-editor of Catholic Gentry in English Society: the Throckmortons of Coughton, and author of Gothic Rage Undone: English Monks in the Age of Enlightenment) – Illustrated Lecture: ‘Stuart images and a Chapel in exile’ (the private chapel of Queen Maria Clementina in Rome)
6.00 Buffet Supper
7.30 Concert by Cappella Fede and Harmonia Sacra directed by Peter Leech – The Cardinal King: rediscovered music composed for Henry Benedict Stuart in Rome 1740-90
Various booking packages available for the day and/or evening. For all further information and bookings, please contact Mrs Maggie Wilson.
Tuesday 19 May at 7.30 pm
Annual General Meeting in the Masterson Room at St Chad’s Cathedral House. The meeting will be followed by an illustrated talk from Michael Hodgetts on the priest hides of the Archdiocese. His Grace the Archbishop, President of the Society, will be attending the meeting this year.
Thursday 2 July at 11.00 am
Visit to Brailes to include Mass and talk by Fr Brian Doolan on Bishop William Bishop followed by lunch in the village.
( the planned visit to Worcester has been postponed until 2016 because Worcester Cathedral library is not available for group tours for much the current year
Tuesday 15 September
Visit to the Triangular Lodge and Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire
Further information is available from the Secretary, Mr Vincent Burke. If you wish to contact him please do so via www.catholic-history.org.uk/cfhs/ and follow the link to Catholic History.
For 2015 we are using a new venue – The Carr Lane Conference Centre in Birmingham and the event will take place on Saturday 3 October. The speakers and subjects have not yet been decided, but further details will appear here in due course. Hopefully by having the conference in the middle of England will make it accessible to people who could not travel to Manchester or London.