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All pieces of original writing, found in History or Blog or elsewhere on this site, are the copyright of Helen Barrell unless otherwise stated. Please contact me if you would like to reuse any pieces (such as in parish magazines or elsewhere online). I am happy to share my writing with more readers, but please do not copy my work and publish it elsewhere without asking me. Republishing it first and letting me know afterwards is not acceptable and is a violation of my copyright.
Transcriptions from parish registers
These remain the copyright of the transcriber. They are provided here on this site for your free use, but they must not be collected from here and sold on.
Transcriptions of other documents
Essex Record Office say: “Provisions in the Copyright Acts of 1956 and 1988 allow for unpublished literary works open to public inspection in an archive to be published without permission if: the work was created before 1 August 1989, the author has been dead for more than 100 years, the work is more than 100 years old, the publisher does not know the identity of the copyright owner before publication.” The wills, marriage licence allegations etc on this site should fall within this and so are presented on this site for your information.
These are either from my own family’s collections or are out of copyright and in the public domain (fashion plates, etc), used in good faith. If you think something on this website is against copyright, please let me know and I will look into it.