I have just come from and shall be returninbg to the the following URL
On this page are links to "Free For All" Databases.
I have just been 'briefly having a look at Eighteenth Century Collection, using the
search term "Devon" .... the full texts can be viewed on line and there is a
facility to 'search' with in the individual text for a specific term/name
(unfortunately with the surname GRANT it pulls up every reference to a 'grant' of
land etc as well :-)) ... you can also access the he Times Digital Archive .... and other
I didn't get asked for any passwords, registration or otherwise .....
Hope this helps someone