World Archives Project: Warwickshire, England, Occupational and Quarter Session Records – Hair Powder Certificates

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About this project This collection contains lists of individuals who took out certificates and paid taxes for the use of hair powder according to the "Hair Powder Act" of 1795, in Warwickshire.

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Certificates List

Certificates List

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This form contains a listing of people who took out certificates and paid taxes for the use of hair powder. At the top of the page it says "Certificates for using Hair Powder issued for the Year...". There are also fields for district, distributer, and parish.

Year

Key the year from the header area of the list where it says "Certificates for using Hair Powder issued for the Year...".The year is usually pre-populated with "179" and then the last digit is hand-written in. If the last digit is not filled in, mark the field blank.
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Parish

The parish may appear at the top of the page in the header section following the words "Parish of." If there is only one parish for the entire page, it will appear here. If more than one parish is covered on a page, the parish will be listed in the table section of the form above a grouping of names. Apply the parish to each person listed directly below it. For larger cities, such as Birmigham, individuals are divided according to street. Do not key the street as the parish. Key what is listed in the parish field in the header area of the list instead. If no parish is listed, mark the field blank.Key the parish as seen, using the provided dictionary for assistance.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Rev," "Mr," or "Mrs," using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
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Surname

Key the surname of the person using the provided dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the person. Use the provided dictionary for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in the dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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