|Local History||GENUKIs county pages provide a good start at local
resources and Local History Magazine links to local history
For the Literature, History and Culture of the Victorian age, The Victorian Web
A2A For access to archives throughout England,
When did surnames first appear? and
The consensus is that by 1400 everybody had a hereditary surname in Sussex.
Spelling of surnames only became standardised by the end of the C19 and
then only since 1948.
Surname meanings in there somewhere
Surname meanings guide - bit of a rag bag, beware the 'pop ups'
Surnames in use (2002)
|Forenames||After the Norman conquest the majority of the old Saxon names became
extinct to be replaced by Norman importations
C12 & C13 old Testament names appear.
With the Reformation obscure biblical names appear.
The C16 saw the introduction of a number of classical names and the C18 the Latin form was used for women's names.
The late C18 saw the revival of old English or Medieval names. More...
Produced a negative image on metal. long exposure, no copies possible.
1841. Fox-Talbot. Calotypes use negative/positive process
1851. Scott-Archer'Wet collodion process. Cheap and easy to use.
1853 3 million Daguerrotypes produced annually in USA
1861 Maxwell. Colour photography
1871 Dry plates invented.
1888 Celluloid film invented.
1890 The 'snapshot' arrives!
Cyndi's List Photographs
|The Workhouse||Workhouses (to supply indoor relief) were designed in as
repulsive a way as possible, in order to put people off from applying for
They were set up by unions of six or so parishes, under the New Poor Law of 1834.
The Poor Law Unions continued until 1930 and the workhouses to 1948.
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