England

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General

See also Migration and these surnames: Margot Asquith, Drake, Hale, Hills, Lawson, Mantle, Meserve, Middleton/Myddelton/Myddleton, Nicoll, Parnell, Plaisted/Plessis/Plessitis, Randolph, Smith/Smyth, Synge/Sing, Brigham Young.

"1841 Census - England." JG10

"1851 Census - England." JG10

"1861 Census - England." JG10

"1871 Census - England." JG10

"1881 Census - England." JG10

"1881 British Census and National Index." Church of Latter Day Saints, 1999. Most important census detail for 1881 in Great Britain (England, Scotland, wales, Channel Isles, Isle of Man and Royal Navy). JG10, VG

"1891 Census - England." JG10

"1901 Census - England." JG10

"Agrarian landscape terms; a glossary for historical geography." I. H. Adams, Institute of British Geographers, London, 1976. A glossary of all terms describing rural occupations, settlements, farming systems, agricultural tools, crops etc. Very useful to explain terms in wills - e.g.'yeoman', 'Free tenant', 'Hearth Tax' etc. DW5

"A Biographical Dictionary of the Judges of England." Author: Edward Foss; Publisher John Murray; Date: 1870. Contains brief, and some not so brief, biographies of all the judges of the highest courts of England from 1066 to 1870. The highest courts are or were: the Curia Regis, the Court of King's Bench, the Court of Common Pleas, the Court of the Exchequer, and the Court of Chancery. MJS

"Burke's Landed Gentry." Sir Bernard Burke, Harrison, 1871. A list of "gentlemen" holding land in the British Isles, with some genealogical information about their forebears and their immediate family. MK3

"The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660." Peter Wilson Coldham. Genealogical Publishing Co.; 1987. A comprehensive listing compiled from English public records of those who took ship to the Americas; of those who were deported; and of those who were sold to labor in the New Colonies. 600 pages with index and 12 pages of index corrections and of ships. BLL

"The Complete Book of Emigrants: 1661-1669." Coldham, Peter Wilson, Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc. 1990. A comprehensive listing compiled from English public records of those who took ship to the Americas for political, religious, and economic reasons; of those whe were deported for vagrancy, roguery, or non-confomity; and of those who were sold to labour in the New Colonies. BLL, RK1

"Denizations and Naturalizations in the British Colonies in America, 1607-1775." Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck. The persons listed were all of non-British origin and became British citizens, and includes the colony in which they were naturalized. In some cases the information contains their origin. Examples: "He was a German", "He was a Jew", etc. Some entries say where in the colonies the individual had been living. Alphabetized lists, so no separate index. MLS

"English Place Names." BP3

"Falaise Roll, Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England." M. Jackson Crispin, Princeton University, 1896. Listing of all the companions of William the Conqueror in 1066 and relative biographical information. DC9

"A Genealogical Gazetteer of England." Frank Smith, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1968. An alphabetical dictionary of places with their location, ecclesiastical jurisdiction, population, and the date of the earliest entry in the registers of every ancient parish in England. If you're having trouble finding a place, this is the book to reference. PD3

"The History of the Sydenham Family." Collected by Dr G.F.Sydenham, edited by A.T.Cameron, privately printed by E. Dwelly, 1928. A very detailed history in 800 pages of many branches of the West Country Sydenhams, including the families of Dulverton, Brympton, Orchard, and Chelworthy. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1928.**MJS

"HOFFMAN - MANNING - SIMMONS FAMILIES of NEW YORK." Joyce Williams Hoffman & C.William Hoffman; The Anundsen Pub. Co; This is a wonderful book on the HOFFMAN, MANNING, SIMMONS families and many associated families. It gives lots of detailed information including many short biographies! MU

"The Inns of Court Register for 1878." "The Inns of Court", 1878. This contains the names and very brief details of 11,000 British (and Empire) barristers. RBC

"Invisible Immigrants: The adaptation of English and Scottish immigrants in 19th century America." Charlotte Erickson University of Miami Press 1972. This is a book of letters written to and from English and Scottish immigrants. KM6

"The Knights of England." Wm. A. Shaw; published by The Lord Chamberlain, St James' Palace, 1906. "A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all Orders of the Chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and Knights Bachelors." This is a 1971 reprint of the original. Two volumes. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1906.**MJS

"Medieval England 1042-1228." Written by Toby Purser. Published by Heinemann. An excellent book with information about the most famous people in England at the time. There is no seachable index so please give me some things to look for. JH3

"Rand McNally Road Atlas of Britain." N.a. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Bartholomew, a Division of HarperCollins Publishers, Comprehensively indexed road atlas of England, Scotland and Wales, 144 pages. Atlas uses new county scheme introduced in 1970's, but owners can usually identify what jurisdiction a village, town or city lay within in the old scheme. MPR

"References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602." F.K. & S. Hitching, Clearfield Company, Inc., (reprint from original in 1910). An index of about 19,650 surnames contained in the printed registers of 778 English parishes during 1601 and 1602. Surnames only, no indication as to what "event" was registered in the parishes. Provides surname, parish, county, as well as who published it, when and where. One surname per request, and I will provide you with listings that will include variant spellings of the surname. SC3

"Royalty for Commoners: The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa." Roderick W. Stuart. SG4

"Shakespeareana genealogica (in two parts)." [in English] George Russell French - Macmillan & Co, London 1868. Shakespeare's family tree (both ancestors and descendants / cousins, i.e. up and down). RBC

"Who's Who 1947." no author, Black, 1947. Biographical details of prominent people alive in 1947. Each entry is the work of its subject. MK3

"The Winthrop Fleet of 1630." Charles Edward Banks, Genealogical Publishing Inc, 1994. VD2

Berkshire

"The Baily family of Thatcham and later of Speen and of Newbury all in the county of Berkshire." L.G.H. Horton-Smith. Leicester: Thornley. 1951. Nine generations from Richard Baily of Thatcham (c.1675-1753), preceded by a chapter on the traditional descent of the Baily family from Dr Wakter Baily (1529-1591). Detailed text on each person, 27-page pedigree chart, and references to over 100 other names in the chart. E8

Bristol

"Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset, 1851 Census." Gordon Beavington, 2001. JG10

Buckinghamshire

"Descendants of Edward Howell (1584-1655) of Westbury Manor, Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, [England], and Southampton, Long Island, New York." Emma Howell Ross & Dr. David Faris - 1968 & 1985. I have both the first and second editions of this book. KH1

Channel Islands

"The Quiet Adventurers in North America." Marion G. Turk, Heritage Books, Inc., 1983. 2 vol, indexed. Emigration from Channel Islands to US. MGA

Cheshire

"History of the County Palatine and City of Chester." Author: George Ormerod. Publisher: George Routledge. Date: 1882. This is the second edition of this work, edited by Thomas Helsby. It is in three very large (folio) volumes and contains many pedigrees of gentry families. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1882.**MJS

Cornwall

"1000 Cornish Place Names Explained." Written by Julyan Holmes. Top Mark, publisher. A place name with short description. JH3

"Kelly's Directory 1871 for Devon and Cornwall." Lists inhabitants of each town and village, private and commercial. Has a 'Court' directory (the well-off) and a Trades Directory, sorted by occupation; both include addresses. If you want a different year, I can look in Kelly's Directories for Devon and Cornwall in two local libraries; neither set is complete. DW5

"Trade Directory for Devonshire and Cornwall." Kelly, 1871. DW5

Derbyshire

See also under the Cooke surname.

"Hand-List of the Crutchley Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library." F. Taylor, M.A., Ph.D., Manchester University Press, 1950-51. Indexes with short descriptions of the documents held at the John Rylands Library that relate to the Coke family and estates which came into it's possession. Properties concerned mainly in Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Suffolk counties from the 12th through 19th centuries. Wide range of documents. Hundreds of individuals. One name requests at a time. You must include a given name, there are hundreds of items in this book and I will not be sending everything listed for a single surname. SC3

"Lyson's Magna Britannia, Volume V.:Derbyshire." Reverend Daniel Lysons and Samuel Lysons, Esq, 1817. This is a concise topographical account of Derbyshire, containing inhabitants and government, division of county, table of parishes, Boroughs and market towns, Fairs, Division of property at time of Domesday survey, County Nobility, with extinct peerages, noblemen's seats, Baronet's seats, and Gentry: Families extinct before the Heralds visitations, families extinct or removed since 1500, principal seats, halls, massions, etc and the residences of gentry; and lastly, arms. Parochial history, and antiquities. BA1

Devon
(formerly Devonshire)

"1851 British Census for Devon, Warwick and Norfolk." The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1997. CD-ROM INDEX. JG10

"Kelly's Directory 1871 for Devon and Cornwall." Lists inhabitants of each town and village, private and commercial. Has a 'Court' directory (the well-off) and a Trades Directory, sorted by occupation; both include addresses. DW5

"The Place Names of Devon," parts 1 and 2. Cambridge, 1931. Places listed by parish. Does not include many personal names but if you are looking for a particular place, this has brief historical details, and mentions individual farms. Can also be useful for surnames that originate in places. DW5

"Trade Directory for Devonshire and Cornwall." Kelly, 1871. DW5

Essex

See also under Wright surname.

"Colchester Quakers." Stanley Fitch. (I don't have the frontispiece or any of the other leading pages). Extracts of the Colchester Monthly and Yearly Quaker Meetings. 1600's to 1838. CFW

"Elizabethan Wills." FG Emmison (wills). All contain testators and witnesses. The Elizabethan wills are an especially rich source fo names for Essex and part of East Hertfordshire. When requestion a lookup from Elizabethan Wills of Essex, England, provide all spellings of family name please. TF

"Feet of Fines for Essex." (about 1300 - 1600; best searched by placename or personal name). TF

"Morant's History of Essex." (Best searched by personal or placename). TF

"Victoria County History for Essex." Best searched by placename or personal name. TF

Gloucestershire

1851 Census for Gloucestershire. JG10

"Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset, 1851 Census." Gordon Beavington, 2001. JG10

"Newland Births, Marriages and Deaths to 1850." JG10

"North Nibley Births, Marriages and Deaths to 1837." JG10

"North Nibley Parish Records." J E Gould 2003. Indexed records for this Gloucestershire parish 1567-1837. JG10

Hampshire

See also under Harris surname.

"Pigots Trade directory - Hampshire, England 1830." BP3

"A Register of Winchester College 1836-1906." Edited by John Bannerman Wainwright, 1907. This book contains - A register of Wardens, Fellows, Head Masters, Second Masters, Tutors and Assistand and Temporary Masters, Chaplains, and organists of Winchester College From 1836-1905, with Biographical notices of the same. LH5

"Whites Trade Directory - Hampshire England 1859." Whites, 1859. BP3

Hertfordshire

"Haileybury Register 1862-1983." W.F.L. Newcombe (Ed) , Haileybury, 1984. A brief note on nearly every pupil and member of staff who was ever at Haileybury College / Imperial Service College, Hertfordshire, up to 1983. Many expatriate civil servants in India had been at Haileybury. RBC

Kent

See also Davis surname.

"Hasted's History of Stourmouth." Local History Reprints, 1996. Originally published in 1800 and written by Edward Hasted, this history was a section of his "History and Topographical survey of the County of Kent." LH1

Lancashire

"1881 Census Index for Lancashire for the Name Molyneux and Its Derivations." M36

"Hand-List of the Crutchley Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library." F. Taylor, M.A., Ph.D., Manchester University Press, 1950-51. Indexes with short descriptions of the documents held at the John Rylands Library that relate to the Coke family and estates which came into it's possession. Properties concerned mainly in Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Suffolk counties from the 12th through 19th centuries. Wide range of documents. Hundreds of individuals. One name requests at a time. You must include a given name, there are hundreds of items in this book and I will not be sending everything listed for a single surname. SC3

"History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster." Author:James Croston. Publisher: John Heywood. Date: 1888. A comprehensive five-volume history of Lancashire originally edited by Edward Baines. Contains a large number of pedigrees of gentry families. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1888.**MJS

"History of the Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe." Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker. Publisher: J. Nichols and Son. Date: 1806. A very detailed account of this large parish, including a number of pedigrees of gentry families. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1806.**MJS

"History of Preston Anthony Hewitson", SR Publishers Ltd, 1969. A history of Preston, Lancashire, from AD 705 - 1883. A personal history written by a well known Preston Historian. DW2

"Lancashire 1855." Trade Directory published by Slater; 1855. INCLUDES all of the county. TGJ

"The Openshaw Pedigree." Author: Joseph T. Openshaw; published by the Bury Times, 1893. The descendants of Opynscha of the Schae, Lancashire, 1370. Twenty pages of dropline charts of Openshaws, and one of the Ormerod descendants of Matthew de Hormerodes, c 1270, with whom the Openshaws intermarried. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1893.**MJS

"Pedigrees of Lancashire Families." Compiled and published by Joseph Foster, 1873. Contains many pedigrees of Lancashire gentry families. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1873.**MJS

"Registers of Parish Church of Croston V1 1538-1685," Lancashire Parish Register Society, 1900. Baptisms, Marriages and Burials also Baptism 1690-1727. DW2

"Registers of Parish Church of Croston Vol 2 1690-1727," Lancashire Parish Register Society 1904. Weddings and Burials. DW2

Leicestershire

See also under Clement/Clements surname.

London

"Chiswick Past." Gillan Clegg, pub by Historical Publications Ltd, 1995. The history of Chiswick, including the old parishes of Turnham Green, Little Sutton and Strand on the Green from the 12th century to the present day. Details on people prominent in the history of the area. RP2

"London Encyclopedia." This contains histories of areas, streets and important buildings, and people who were of importance in the history of the city. JB16

Middlesex
(now Greater London)

See also under Harris surname.

"Middlesex 1867." Trade Directory published by the Post Office; 1867. EXCLUDES all of London. TGJ

Norfolk

"1851 British Census for Devon, Warwick and Norfolk." The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1997. CD-ROM INDEX. JG10

"Index to Marriage Licence Bonds 1624-1860." Norfolk Peculiar Jurisdictions compiled by P.E. Hamlin Esq. MH5

"An Index to Norwich City Officers 1435 - 1835." Edited by Timothy Hawes 1989
Mayors,Sheriffs,Aldermen,Recorders,Stewards,Town Clerks,Chamberlains. All in the City of Norwich. PD

"Kelly's Directory Norfolk & Suffolk 1912" Kelly's Directories Ltd. 1912. Names and Adresses of private residents and also commercial entries. A topographical account of every Town,Parish,Village and Township, and descriptions of of the principal buildings and objects of interst. PD

"Nonconformist Registers. No 1 Mattishall & Dereham Congregational 1772-1837. No.2 Mattishall & Watton Primitive methodist 1832-1837" Transcribed by Peter J.Seaman Esq.M.A. Indexed by Patrick Palgrave-Moore BA.,FSA.,FSG. Norfolk & Norwich Genealogical Society 1983. PD

"Norfolk Archdeaconry Marriage Licence Bonds." Edited by Peter Green LLB
Most marriages took place after the calling of banns, but for a small proportion a licence was sought. Information to be found in these records includes the name of the bride and groom:their parishes of residence; Their ages;their marital status;the bridegroom's occupation;and the church at which the marriage is intended to take place. PD

"Norfolk, A Shell Guide." by W. Harrod and C.L.S. Linnell, Faber and Faber. Published 1957, contains listings and decriptions of Norfolk townships and villages. I have transcribed all the surnames references in the book into a database and can now search by family name for any reference to them in the guide. JB7

"Rosary Cemetery. Monumental Inscriptions 1819-1986 and Burials 1821-1837." (Norfolk Genealogy, Volume XVIII). Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986. Please do not request BLANKET lookups for common Norfolk names (i.e. "all Howard Smiths") which have MANY stones with MANY inscriptions. The more specific your request, the better I can help. MH5

Northumberland

See also under Percy surname.

Nottinghamshire

"The Story of Skegby and Stanton Hill." William Clay-Dove. Brooklyn Press Ltd., 1984. M36

"The Story of Teversal." William Clay-Dove. Brooklyn Press Ltd., 1982. Account of the Monyneux Colliery Disaster of 1869. M36

Oxfordshire

"Flora Thompson's Country." Written by David Watts and Christine Bloxham. Robert Boyd, publisher. Information about villages north of Bicester in Oxfordshire, giving detailed information about families in the area. JH3

"Fringford Through the Ages." Written by Martin Greenwood. JH3

Shropshire

"Printed Parish Register:- Dawley Magna 1666-1837." Shropshire Parish Register Society December 1928. The Register includes: Christenings 1666 to 1812; Burials 1666 to 1812; Marriages 1666 to 1837. There is a list of Incumbents and also listings of some of the Memorial tablets inside the church. DP8

"Printed Parish Register:- Norbury 1560-1812." Shropshire Parish Register Society December 1938. DP8

Somerset

"Chard Births, Marriages and Deaths to 1850." JG10

"Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset, 1851 Census." Gordon Beavington, 2001. JG10

"The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset." Rev. John Collinson; printed by R. Cruttwell of Bath; published 1791. An early county history in three volumes, containing some family histories and pedigrees. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1791.**MJS

"The History of part of West Somerset." Author: Charles Chadwick-Healey. Publisher: Henry Southeran. Date: 1901. A very detailed history of the parishes of Luccombe, Selworthy, Stoke Pero, Porlock, Culbone and Oare, including a number of pedigrees of gentry families. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1901.**MJS

"South Petherton Births, Marriages and Deaths to 1850." JG10

"Withycombe Births, Marriages and Deaths to 1850." JG10

"Withycombe Parish Records." J. E Gould, 2003. Indexed records for this Somerset parish 1670- 1837. JG10

Staffordshire

"The Reades of Blackwood Hill and Dr Johnson's Ancestry." Aleyn Lyell Reade, Spottiswoode & Co. (privately), 1906. The full title of this book is "The Reades of Blackwood Hill in the Parish of Horton, Staffordshire: a Record of their Descendants, with a full account of Dr. Johnson's Ancestry, his Kinfolk and Family Connexions." It is a most impressive collection of 29 hand drawn family trees with a large amount of supporting detail, illustrations and indexes. There are too many families, in addition to those of Reade and Johnson, to list them all here, but two that are especially prominent are Dudley and Hickman. MJS

"Pedigree of Turton of Staffordshire, &c." Compiled by Frederick Augustus Homer and Cholmondeley Sherwood James; Published by Phillimore & Co.; date 1924. Descendants of Nicholas Turton of Dudley, Staffs, c1470. Twenty three large pages of dropline charts bound into a slim book. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1924.** MJS

Suffolk

"Hand-List of the Crutchley Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library." F. Taylor, M.A., Ph.D., Manchester University Press, 1950-51. Indexes with short descriptions of the documents held at the John Rylands Library that relate to the Coke family and estates which came into it's possession. Properties concerned mainly in Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Suffolk counties from the 12th through 19th centuries. Wide range of documents. Hundreds of individuals. One name requests at a time. You must include a given name, there are hundreds of items in this book and I will not be sending everything listed for a single surname. SC3

"Kelly's Directory Norfolk & Suffolk 1912" Kelly's Directories Ltd. 1912. Names and Adresses of private residents and also commercial entries. A topographical account of every Town,Parish,Village and Township, and descriptions of of the principal buildings and objects of interst. PD

Sussex

"Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867." Kelly, 1867. Commercial directory - have only Sussex section. Organised by place, with a description (which usually has details of the church, situation, brief history), then Public Establishments, Private Residenst and Commercial listings. SP5

Warwickshire

See also under these surnames: Clopton, Thompson.

"1851 British Census for Devon, Warwick and Norfolk." The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1997. CD-ROM INDEX. JG10

"The Antiquities of Warwickshire Illustrated." William Dugdale: Thomas Warren, London, 1656 from Records, Leiger-Books, Manuscripts, Charters, Evidences, Tombes, and Armes.... RBC

"Domesday Book Warwickshire." Draft Translation by Judy Plaister. Phillimore, 1976. Survey of the County of Warwickshire including Birmingham. 1086. DP8

West Midlands

"The Iron Elwells." Charles John Lister Elwell, Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd., 1964. The Elwell family, mainly those from the Walsall and Wolverhampton area of England, are dealt with. There are detailed accounts of members of this family from the 18th to early 20th centuries. The book has 192 pages and was published in Ilfracombe, Devon. MA2

Wiltshire

See also Baily Family.

"Highways and Byways Of Wiltshire." Parish descriptions with references to Leland, and good line drawings. BP3

"Malmesbury Births, Marriages and Deaths to 1850." JG10

"Memorials of Old Wiltshire." Alice Drydon, Ed., Bemrose and Sons, London, pub. 1906. Historic Wiltshire, with Three Notable Houses, The Arundels of Wardour, Salisbury politics, Malmesbury, etc. BA1

Yorkshire

"Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire." Author: Joseph Foster. Publisher: Wilfred Head. Date: 1874. Two large volumes of chart pedigrees of gentry families. ** Please do not request lookups for individuals born after 1874.**MJS

"Record of Leave of Absence & Passes Granted Great Central Railway: Yorkshire England." Handwritten Log Book, Rotherham and Masborough Area. 1922 to 1935. Dates of Birth: Record of Service in some cases. Dates of rail passes granted. Dates of Illness. DP8

"White's 1853 Directory of the Clothing Districts of West Yorkshire." White; 1853. EXCLUDES all of the pre-1974 West Riding south of Wakefield. TGJ

"William Bowne of Yorkshire, England and His Descendants." Miller K. Reading, M.D.; Deats; 1903. Some of the descendants of William Bowne who was born in Yorkshire, England about 1600 and his wife Ann. [Family immigrated to New Jersey, USA] CLR