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BIOGRAPHIES

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Dictionary of National Biography:

Volume I (1885) Abbadie - Anne ;

Volume II (1885) Annesley - Baird

Volume III (1885) Baker - Beadon

Volume IV (1885) Beal - Biber

Volume V (1886) Bicheno - Bottisham

Volume VI (1886) Bottomley - Browell

Volume VII (1886) Brown - Burthogge

Volume VIII (1886) Burton - Cantwell

Volume IX (1887) Canute - Chaloner

Volume X (1887) Chamber - Clarkson

Volume XI (1887) Clater - Condell

Volume XII (1888) Conder - Craigie

Volume XIII (1888) Craik - Damer

Volume XIV (1888) Damon - D'Eyncourt

Volume XV (1888) Diamond - Drake

Volume XVI (1888) Drant - Edridge

Volume XVII (1889) Edward - Erskine ;

Volume XVIII (1889) Esdaile - Finan

Volume XIX (1889) Finch - Forman ;

Volume XX (1889) Forrest - Garner

Volume XXI (1891) Garnett - Gloucester ;

Volume XXII (1891) Glover - Gravet

Volume XXIII (1891) Gray - Haighton

Volume XXIV (1891) Hailes - Harriott

Volume XXV (1891) Harris - Henry I

Volume XXVI (1891) Henry II - Hindley

Volume XXVII (1891) Hindmarsh - Hovenden 

Volume XXVIII (1891) Howard - Inglethorp

Volume XXIX (1892) Inglis - John 

Volume XXX (1892) Johnes - Kenneth

Volume XXXI (1892) Kennett - Lambart 

Volume XXXII (1892) Lambe - Leigh

Volume XXXIII (1893) Leighton - Lluelyn 

Volume XXXIV (1893) Llwyd - Maccartney

Volume XXXV (1893) MacCarwell - Maltby 

Volume XXXVI (1893) Malthus - Mason

Volume XXXVII (1894) Masquerier - Millyng 

Volume XXXVIII Milman - More

Volume XXXIX (1894) Morehead - Myles 

Volume XL (1894) Myllar - Nicholls

Volume XLI (1895) Nichols - O'Dugan 

Volume XLII (1895) O'Duinn - Owen

Volume XLIII (1895) Owens - Passelewe 

Volume XLIV (1895) Paston - Percy

Volume XLV (1896) Pereira - Pockrich 

Volume XLVI (1896) Pocock - Puckering

Volume XLVII (1896) Puckle - Reidfurd 

Volume XLVIII (1896) Reilly - Robins

Volume XLIX (1897) Robinson - Russell 

Volume L (1897) Russen - Scobell

Volume LI (1897) Scoffin - Sheares 

Volume LII (1897) Shearman - Smirke

Volume LIII (1898) Smith - Stanger 

Volume LIV (1898) Stanhope - Stovin

Volume LV (1898) Stow - Taylor 

Volume LVI (1898) Teach - Tollet

Volume LVII (1899) Tom - Tytler 

Volume LVIII (1899) Urbaldini - Wakefield

Volume LIX (1899) Wakeman - Watkins

Volume LX (1899) Watson - Whewell

Volume LXI (1900) Whichcord - Williams 

Volume LXII (1900) Williamson - Worden

Volume LXIII (1900) Wordsworth - Zuylestein

Supplement Volume I (1901) Abbott - Childers

Supplement Vol. II (1901) Chippendale - Hoste

Supplement Volume III (1901) How - Woodward

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FAMILY HISTORIES
FAMILY GENEALOGIES / HISTORIES 

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 1 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1904, 635 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 2 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1904, 625 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 3 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1906, 654 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 4 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1907, 636 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 5 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1908, 668 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 6 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1909, 632 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 7 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1910, 626 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 8 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1911, 640 pages

·    The Scots Peerage: Volume 9 (Google eBook), by James Paul Balfour, 1914, 928 pages

·    A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland; Ed. 9, Sir Bernard Burke, Ashworth P. Burke, 1899, 495 pgs

·    Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland: Vol. 1, by Bernard Burke, 1875, 746 pgs.

·    Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland: Vol. 2, by Bernard Burke, 1871, 1,663 pgs.

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain by Bernard Burke  - 1862 - 1759 pgs

·    A visitation of the seats and arms of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland: Vol. 2, by Bernard Burke, 1855

·    A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire: Vol. 1, by John Burke, pub. 1832

·    A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire: Vol. 2, by John Burke, pub. 1832

·    Genealogical & Heraldic History of Extinct & Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, & Scotland by John Burke,  pub. 1844, 603 pgs.

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 1, by John Burke, pub., 1835

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 2, by John Burke, pub.,  1836

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 3, by John Burke, pub.,  1836

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, by John Burke, pub.,  1838

·    Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the UK: Volume 8, by George E. Cokayne, pub.,  1898

·    The peerage of England: Edition 5, by Arthur Collins, 1756

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 1, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 2, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 3, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 4, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 5, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 6, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 7, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 8, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 9, by Arthur Collins, et.al, published 1812

·    The English baronetage: a genealogical and historical account of all the English baronets: Vol. 2, by Arthur Collins, pub., 1741

·    The English baronetage: a genealogical & historical account of all English baronets: Vol. 3, Pt. 1, by Arthur Collins, pub., 1741

·    The English baronetage: a genealogical & historical account of all English baronets: Vol. 3, Pt. 2, by Arthur Collins, pub., 1741

·    The genealogy of the existing British peerage and baronetage, by Edmund Lodge, published 1859 - 870 pages

·    Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England  by Thomas T. Sherman - 1920 - 474 pages

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Geography
GEOGRAPHY

·    England delineated, or, A geographical description of every county in England and Wales, by John Aikin, published 1790, 425 pages

·    The Book of British Topography, by John Parker Anderson, published 1881, 472 pages

·    The Beauties of England and Wales, Topographical, Historical, Descriptive, of Each County: Volume 5, John Britton, et. al., published 1810

·    Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland: Newchurch to Somersetshire, by Cassell and Company, published 1900

·    The British Gazetteer, Political, Commercial, Ecclesiastical, and Historical by Benjamin Clarke, published 1852

·    A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales  by William Cobbett, published 1832, 546 pages

·    Population gazetteer of England and Wales by Charles Anthony Coke, published 1864

·    A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis (editor), published 1848

·    A genealogical gazetteer of England: an alphabetical dictionary of places, by Frank Smith, published 1995, 599 pgs (LP)

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Heraldry

heraldry

·    A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland; Ed. 9, Sir Bernard Burke, Ashworth P. Burke, 1899, 495 pgs

·    Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Volume 1, edition 5, by Bernard Burke, published 1875

·    The general armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: a registry of armorial bearings, by Sir Bernard Burke, pub. 1864, 1185 pgs.

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain by Bernard Burke  - 1862 - 1759 pgs

·    Encyclopædia of heraldry: or General armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke, pub. 1844, 1109 pages

·    A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire: Vol. 1, by John Burke, pub. 1832

·    A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire: Vol. 2, by John Burke, pub. 1832

·    Genealogical & Heraldic History of Extinct & Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, & Scotland by John Burke, 1844, 603 pgs.

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 1, by John Burke, pub., 1835

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 2, by John Burke, pub.,  1836

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 3, by John Burke, pub.,  1836

·    A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, by John Burke, pub.,  1838

·    An alphabetical dictionary of coats of arms belonging to families in great Britain & Ireland, Vol. 1, by John W. Papworth, et.al., pub. 1874

·    An alphabetical dictionary of coats of arms belonging to families in great Britain & Ireland, Vol. 2, by John W. Papworth, et.al., pub. 1874

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HISTORY

history

·    A History of England: Period 1 (449-1485); by James Franck Bright, published 1884.

·    A History of England: Period 2(1485-1688); by James Franck Bright, published 1884.

·    A History of England: Period 3 (1689-1837); by James Franck Bright, published 1884.

·    A History of England: Period 4(1837-1880); by James Franck Bright, published 1884.

·    The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results, Volume 4, by Edward A. Freeman, published 1871

·    The Popular History of England: Volume 7, by Charles Knight, published 1861

·    A history of England under the Anglo-Saxon kings: Vol 2By Johann Martin Lappenberg, Benjamin Thorpe, published 1845

·    A history of England and Wales from the Roman to the Norman conquest, by T. Morgan Owen, published 1882, 228 pages

·    History of the Anglo-Saxons, by Francis Palgrave, published 1876, 332 pages

·    The History of Normandy and of England by Francis Palgrave, published 1878

·    The History of the Anglo-Saxons: Vol. 3, Edition 4,  by Sharon Turner, published 1840

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NAMES

names

·    A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley, published 1901, 837 pages

·    Suffolk Surnames by Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch, published 1861, 757 pages

·    Remains Concerning Britain by William Camden, published 1870, 446 pages

·    English surnames: An essay on family nomenclature, historical, etymological, and humorous, Vol. 1, by Mark Antony Lower, pub.1875

·    English surnames: An essay on family nomenclature, historical, etymological, and humorous, Vol. 2, by Mark Antony Lower, pub.1875

·    Patronymica Britannica: A dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom, by Mark Antony Lower, published 1860, 443 pages

·    A List of Anglo-Saxon Proper Names by William George Searle, published 1897, 601 pages

·    Names and Naming Patterns in England, 1538-1700 by Scott Smith-Bannister, published 1997 - 223 pages (LP)

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REFERENCE

reference

·    Calendar of Marriage Licenses Issued, 1632-1714, by Church of England Province of Canterbury, et.al.,  pub.1905, 427 pgs

·    The Northern Genealogist: Volume 3,  by Alfred W. Gibbons, Ed., published 1900

·    The Cathedral Churches of England and Wales: Their History, Architecture and Monuments, by William J. Loftie, 1892, 263 pgs

·    The Topographer and Genealogist   by John Gough Nichols, published 1858

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