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Essex Record Office Bulletin

This article was posted in Essex History, Essex Resources.

The latest monthly bulletin from the Essex Record Office has just been released (pdf).

In September, the Record Office’s Discovery Day is being attended by Dr Nick Barrett family historian and television presenter and he will be on hand to answer questions.

On 14 July there is a conference on an often under-used historical record, the Hearth Tax Returns. See our article on the Hearth Tax for more information on this tax and why it was levied.

Read the story of Frederick Kempster, at 7 feet 9 inches tall, he stood well above the heads of his Essex friends.

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