Custodian Books is the publishing imprint for author Sonja Smith’s local history book Canon Pyon: a Herefordshire manor and parish in the 17th century, published April 2022.
If you have ancestors in the parish of Canon Pyon or are interested in Herefordshire’s local history, then this is the book for you. Until now, very little early modern history has been written about this manor and parish and its long association with the Dean & Chapter of Hereford Cathedral.
The six chapters in the book use documentary evidence from local and national archives to investigate the manor, lost townships, the church, the clergy, maintaining law and order and social aspects of the parish. All are written with the inhabitants at the heart of the history.
The parish of Canon Pyon lies in the centre of the county of Herefordshire, approximately
6 miles north-
But that stability very nearly changed forever in the seventeenth century. From the
very first decade, trouble at the manor house led to a court case which reveals a
The seventeenth century was an era of fluctuating attitudes and fortunes but many of the families in Canon Pyon had been there long before that time and continued to thrive there long after. They sometimes left clues in the name of a field or cottage. This book aims to discover something of the lives of the people living in the manor and parish. For some, little is known other than a name but for others, parts of their life stories have been pieced together.
ISBN 978 1 3999 2094 0
Retail price: £12.95 (free postage to UK)
(postage to: Europe £5.25, Other £8.00)
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