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BRS Publications

Since 2015 the Bristol Record Society has been making its past volumes available electronically. This initially took the form of home-scanned pdfs, which we placed on our own website. From 2020 we began producing professionally scanned versions of the volumes, which are now hosted on The Internet Archive (archive.org).We shifted to this electronic repository because the files are more secure and they are made available automatically in multiple formats.

The Bristol Record Society decided to make its past volumes accessible in digital format to enable us to fulfil better our core function, which is to make the records of Bristol's history available to as wide an audience as possible. None of our editors has ever received any royalty or fee for publishing with us Ė all having agreed to have their volumes published on a pro bono basis. Continuing in this spirit, our volumes are distributed on a not-for-profit basis.

More information about the BRSís ongoing Digitisation Initiative, can be found on our Home Page. If you wish sponsor the digitisation of an individual past volume or volumes, please contact Dr Evan Jones, our General Editor (Digitisation). Sponsorship is set at £30 for our own volumes and will be recorded on this webpage.

Our volumes are typically made available online to the public five years after the initial publication.

To order a printed copy of any of the titles available below, contact: Bristol Archives, (Record Society Books), 'B' Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN. Email: archives@bristol.gov.uk.

Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to e-copies on archive.org

1930

1

N. D. Harding

Bristol Charters, 1155-1373

1931

2

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Introduction (Part 1): Burgage Tenure in Mediaeval Bristol

1932

3

E. E. Butcher

Bristol Corporation of the Poor, 1696-1834

1933

4

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Text (Part 2)

1934

5

E. E. Rich

The Staple Court Books of Bristol

1935

6

H. E. Nott

The Deposition Books of Bristol Vol. 1, 1643-1647

1937

7

E. M. Carus-Wilson

The Overseas Trade of Bristol (In the Later Middle Ages)

1938

8

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol Text (Part II)

1938

9

Gwen Beachcroft and Arthur Sabin

Two Compotus Rolls of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol (For 1491-2 and 1511-12)
Digital sponsor: Graham Thomas:

1940

10

H. E. Matthews

Proceedings, Minutes and Enrolments of the Company of Soapmakers, 1562-1642

1946

11

H. A. Cronne

Bristol Charters 1378-1499

1947

12

R.C. Latham

Bristol Charters 1509-1899
Printed copy: £5+p&p

1948

13

H. E. Nott and Elizabeth Ralph

The Deposition Books of Bristol, Vol. 2, 1650-1654
Printed copy: £5+p&p

1949

14

D. Hollis

Calendar of the Bristol Apprentice Book, 1532-1565: Part 1 1532-1542
Printed copy: £5+p&p

 

1950

15

Grahame E. Farr

Records of Bristol Ships, 1800-1838 (vessels over 150 tons)

1950

16

E. W .W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Text (Part. III)

1952

17

P.W. McGrath

Records Relating to the Society of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol in the 17th Century

1953

18

E.W.W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol.Text (Part IV)

1955

19

Patrick McGrath

Merchants and Merchandise in Seventeenth-Century Bristol

1957

20

W. E. Minchinton

The Trade of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century
Digital sponsor: Madge Dresser

1959

21

C[harles] D. Ross

Cartulary of St. Marks' Hospital, Bristol

1960

22

Arthur Sabin

Some Manorial Accounts of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol

1963

23

W. E. Minchinton

Politics and the Port of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century

1965

24

D. M. Livock

City Chamberlains' Accounts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

1968

25

Elizabeth Ralph and Mary E. Williams

The Inhabitants of Bristol in 1696

1971

26

Russell Mortimer

Minute Book of the Men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol, 1667-1686
Digital sponsor: Roger Starr

1974

27

Roger Hayden

The Records of a Church of Christ in Bristol, 1640-1687]

1975

28

Jean Vanes

The Ledger of John Smythe, 1538-1550
Digital sponsor: Evan Jones

1976

29

Graham Bush

Bristol and its Municipal Government, 1820-1851

1978

30

Russell Mortimer

Minute Book of the Men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol, 1686-1704
Digital sponsor: Peggy Stembridge

 

1979

31

Jean Vanes

Documents illustrating the Overseas Trade of Bristol in the Sixteenth Century

1979

32

Elizabeth Ralph

The Great White Book of Bristol

1980

33

E Ralph and N Hardwick

Calendar of Bristol Apprentice Book, 1532-1565: Part 2,1542 - 1552 Printed copy: £5+p&p

1982

34

Margaret Sharp

Accounts of the Constables of Bristol Castle in the Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries

1982

35

J. H. Bettey

Calendar of the Correspondence of the Smyth Family of Ashton Court, 1548-1642

1984

36

David Large

The Port of Bristol, 1848-1884

1985

37

Patrick McGrath

A Bristol Miscellany
Digital sponsor: Madge Dresser

1986

38

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth Century Slave Trade to America, Vol 1: The Years of Expansion 1698-1729
Digital sponsor: Graham Thomas

1987

39

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Slave Trade to America, Vol 2: The Years of Ascendancy, 1730-1745
Digital sponsor: Graham Thomas. Printed copy: £5+p&p

1989

40

Georges Lamione

Bristol Gaol Delivery Fiats, 1741-1799

1990

41

Maureen Stanford

The Ordinances of Bristol, 1506-1598
Printed copy: £5+p&p

1991

42

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth Century Slave Trade to America: Vol 3 The Years of Decline 1746-1769
Printed copy: £5+p&p

1992

43

Elizabeth Ralph

Calendar of the Bristol Apprentice Book, Part 3, 1552-1565Printed copy: £5+p&p

1993

44

Shelia Lang and Margaret McGregor

Tudor Wills Proved in Bristol 1546-1603
Printed copy: £5+p&p

1994

45

Jonathan Barry and Kenneth Morgan

Reformation and Revival in Eighteenth Century Bristol

1995

46

Clive Burgess

The Pre-Reformation Records of All Saints' Bristol: Part 1 Printed copy: £5+p&p

1996

47

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Slave Trade to America: Vol 4, The Final Years 1770-1807

1997

48

Roger H. Leech

The Topography of Medieval and Early Modern Bristol: Part One

1998

49

P. K. Stembridge

The Goldney family: A Bristol Merchant Dynasty
Printed copy: £5+p&p

1999

50

David Large

The Municipal Government of Bristol 1851-1901
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2000

51

Frances Neale

William Worcestre: The Topography of Medieval Bristol

2000

52

Roger H. Leech

The St Michael's Hill Precinct of the University of Bristol: The Topography of Medieval and Early Modern Bristol: Part 2

2000

53

Clive Burgess

The Pre-Reformation Records of All Saints' Church Bristol Part II: The Churchwardens' Accounts
Printed copy: £5+p&p

 

2002

54

E and S George

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 1: 1542-1650
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2003

55

M Dresser

The Diary of Sarah Fox
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2004

56

C Burgess

The Pre-Refomation Records of All Saints' Church, Bristol, Part 3: Wills, The Halleway Chantry, Records and Deeds
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2005

57

E and S George

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 2: 1657-1689
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2006

58

S Jenks

Robert Sturmy's Commercial Expedition to the Mediterranean (1457/8)
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2007

59

J Bettey

Records of Bristol Cathedral
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2008

60

E and S George

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 3: 1690-1804
Printed copy: £5+p&p

2009

61

Susan Flavin and Evan T. Jones

Bristol's Trade with Ireland and the Continent, 1503-1601: The Evidence of the Exchequer Customs Accounts
Printed copy: £5+p&p
Excel transcriptions of the accounts are available to download

2010

62

Nicholas Orme & Jon Cannon

Westbury-on-Trym: Monastery, Minster, and CollegePrinted copy: £5+p&p

 

2011

63

Jonathan Harlow

The Ledger of Thomas Speed, 1681-1690
Printed copy: £15+p&p

 

2012

64

Jonathan Barry

The Diary of William Dyer: Bristol in 1762
Printed copy: £15+p&p

2013

65

C S Knighton

Clifton College: Foundation to Evacuation
Printed copy: £15+p&p

2014

66

Nicholas Rogers

Manning the Royal Navy in Bristol: Liberty, Impressment & the State, 1739-1815
Printed copy: £15+p&p

2015

67

Peter Fleming

The Maire of Bristowe is Kalendar
Printed copy: £15+p&p

2016

68

Kathleen Hapgood

East of Bristol in the Sixteenth Century: Documents from the Manors of Barton Regis and Ridgeway
Printed copy: £15+p&p

2017

69

Jonathan Harlow

Religious Ministry in Bristol 1603-1689: Uniformity to Dissent
Printed copy: £15+p&p

 

2018

70

Roger Leech, Jonathan Barry, Alison Brown, Catherine Ferguson & Elizabeth Parkinson

Bristol Hearth Tax, 1662-1673
Printed copy: £22.50 + p&p
The texts (with topographical notes) of all the surviving hearth tax material for Bristol not published in the printed volume, as provided on the accompanying CD, and the raw data in Excel format are available for download.

2019

71

C. S. Knighton

Bristol University: Conception to Foundation
Printed copy: £25.00 + p&p

2020

72

John Stevens

The Bristol Poll Book for 1852
Printed copy: £25.00 + p&p

2020

73

Susan Scott

Orphans, Widows and Guardians in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol: The Register of Recognizances, 1333-1594
Printed copy: £25.00 + p&p

2021

74

Alison Brown & Jonathan Harlow

Atlantic Venture Accounts of Eighteenth Century Bristol
Paperback copy: £15.00 + p&p

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Occasional Publications of the Bristol Record Society

Year

Author

Title: with links to e-copies

1981

David Large

Radicalism in Bristol in the Nineteenth Century [BRS archive.org]

1983

 

Joseph Bettey

Church and Community in Bristol during the Sixteenth Century [BRS archive.org]

2021

 

Alex Beard (ed.)

Documents Relating to the Great Plague of 1665-1666 in Bristol[BRS archive.org]

2022

 

Michael Whitfield (ed.)

Alexander Morgan's Surgical Notebook, 1716-1747 [BRS archive.org]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special / Joint Publications

1988

 

E. and S. George

Guide to the Probate Inventories of the Bristol Deanery of the Diocese of Bristol (1542-1804)
Joint publication with the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society.


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