Stuart Raymond

How did you learn about My-Parish?

Network for Parish Research website

E-mail Address (available to other members)

What aspects of parish life, culture and heritage most interest you?

agriculture and the economy, genealogy and family history, households and the domestic environment, officeholding and local government, ritual, devotion and religious change, the clergy

Which regions most interest you?

British Isles

What resources or experiences were most influential in shaping your parish interests?

I served as librarian of the Yorkshire Archeaological Society between 1975 and 1979. In that position, I needed to be able to advise readers where to find information in original sources, and began my study of the sources of English local history.

With what parish or parishes do you feel the strongest connection and why?

My University of Adelaide thesis was entitled Seventeenth Century Week St Mary, Cornwall, including an edition of the probate records (1988). I am currently researching the history of 'Stourton (Wiltshire) before Stourhead', studying the parish whilst it was still heavily influenced by Roman Catholicism, and before it was taken over by landscape gardening.