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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course English: Land and Property Records including Manorial Documents and Maps  by Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

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ADDISON, Doreen. 2000. "Echoes in Time: The Story of Orchard Cottage". Practical Family History #33, page 19-21.

ALCOCK, N.W. 2001. Old Title Deeds. Phillimore, Chichester, Sussex.

ALDERMAN PRESS. 1989. The Village London Atlas. The Growth of Victorian London 1822-1903. The Alderman Press.

ALDERMAN PRESS. 1989. The Growth of Manchester, Lancashire and North Cheshire 1840-1912. The Alderman Press.

ALDERMAN PRESS. 1989. The Growth of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire 1834-1904. The Alderman Press.

ALEFOUNDER, Peter. 2000. "Using Manorial Records to Trace Thomas Alefounder, schoolmaster and Mapmaker". Journal of One-Name Studies Vol 7 #3, page 6-7.

ARMITAGE, R.D. 1999. An Introduction to People of Property. The Pentland Press, Bishop Auckland, Durham.

ARMSTRONG, Michael. 2001. "This May Interest You – Letter from a Leeds securities clerk about title deeds and the Land Registry". Family Tree Magazine Vol 17 #8, page 53.

ATTREE, F.W.T. 1910. Cuckfield Families: The Michells Vol XLIV page 109-131 and 3 plates.

BALLARD, Adrian. 2001. "The Road to Fame". Practical Family History Vol 48, page 22.

BARGE, John. 1987. A Gazetteer of Liverpool Breweries. Neil Richardson, Manchester. FHL book 942.72/L1 E5b

BARTHOLOMEW, John. Several editions e.g. 1893. Bartholomew’s Gazetteer of the British Isles. Statistical and Topographical. 9th (1952) .

BATEMAN, John. 1970 (4th edition, originally published 1883) The Great Landowners of Great Britain and Ireland. Augustus M. Kelley, New York. FHL film 0908379.

BECKETT, John. 1993. "Estate Surveys as a Source for Names". Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 24 #8, page 335-341.

BEDFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. 1939. Catalogue of the Enclosure Awards, Supplementary Catalogue of Maps, and List of Awards upon Tithe in the Bedfordshire County Muniments. Bedfordshire County Council. FHL book 942.565 A56b pt 3.

BEECH, Geraldine. 1987. "Maps for Genealogy and Local History". Genealogists’ Magazine. Vol 22 #6, page 197-203.

BELL, James. 1834. A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales.

BIERBRIER, M.L. 2003. "New Developments in Mediaeval Genealogy: Mediaeval Paper Trail". Genealogists’ Magazine. Vol 27 #10, page 466-467.

BIGGS, June. 1991. "The Court Baron". North West Kent Family History Vol 5 #10, page 355-359.

BIRD, James and NORMAN, Philip. 1900 onwards. The Survey of London. P.S. King for London County Council and London Survey Committee. 44 volumes, most at FHL and on FHL films 0924288-92 and FHL 1440935.

BOND, Shelagh. 1968. The First Hall Book of the Borough of New Windsor 1653-1725. Royal Borough of New Windsor.

BOND, Maurice. 1972. Estate Acts of Parliament #9 in Short Guides to Records edited by Lionel M. Munby. Historical Association. FHL book 942 A3t V2 and FHL film 0990062

BRADFORD METROPOLITAN COUNCIL. 1975. Bradford in the Nineteenth Century as Shown in Maps. City of Bradford Metropolitan Council. The maps reprinted here actually span 1775-1912. FHL Map Case 942.74/B1 E7b and FHL film 1441073.

BREEN, Anthony. 2002. Extenta Maner de Woodbredg Nuper Priorat 1560 The Rentals of the Manor of the Prior of St. Mary Woodbridge – Suffolk). Suffolk Family History Society. [reviewed in Family History News and Digest Vol 14 #3, page 127.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE RECORD SOCIETY. 1964. Buckinghamshire Estate Maps. Buckinghamshire Record Society. FHL Q book 942 A1 no. 5.

BULLWINKLE, Alan. 1992. "The Hundred Rolls of Edward I. Shelford Magna in the Hundred of Thriplow". Journal of the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Vol 8 #7, page 237-242.

CAMP, Anthony J. 1990. My Ancestors Came with the Conqueror. Those Who Did, and Some of Those Who Probably Did Not. Society of Genealogists.

CAMP, Anthony J. 2000. "Landowners and Occupiers in England and Wales". Family Tree Magazine. Part 1 in Vol 16 #3, page 19-21; Part 2 in Vol 16 #4, page 27-28; Part 3 in Vol 16 #5, page 27-28.

CARR, A.D. 1972. Deeds of Title #12 in Short Guides to Records edited by Lionel M. Munby. Historical Association. FHL book 942 A3t V2 and FHL film 0990062 .

CARTER, Liz. 2000. "Using Maps for Family History". Practical Family History #32 page 35-36.

CATLYN, J. and A. circa 1908 (prepared and enhanced on CD 2003). The Combined Atlas and Guide of London and 25 miles around. Cyrene Publications. Coverage is from Wokingham (W), Hatfield (N), Strood (E) to Reigate (S).

CAVELL, Jane. 2002. "Internet Resources: Maps and Gazetteers". Family Tree Magazine Vol 18 #3, page 39-40.

CAVELL, Jane. 2004. "Manorial Records: Indexes, Images and Transcriptions to Locate Online". Family Tree Magazine Vol 20 #7, page 38-40.

CHAPPLE, Jean. 1999. "A Country Estate". Practical Family History #21 page 15-16.

CHENEY, C.R. 1961 [latest edition is 1991]. Handbook of Dates for Students of English History. Royal Historical Society.

CHRISTENSEN, Penelope. 2001. Parishes and Registration Districts in England and Wales. Heritage Productions.

COLE, Jean and CHURCH, Rosemary. 1998. 4th edition. In and Around Record Repositories in Great Britain and Ireland. Armstrong Boon Marriott Publishing, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, England.

COLEMAN, Stephen R. 1986. Chalgrave. #6 in Bedfordshire Parish Surveys. Bedfordshire County Council. FHL book 942.565 H25bp no 6.

COOKSON, Gillian. 1997. Building Plans #39 in Short Guides to Records edited by Kathryn M. Thompson. Historical Association. FHL book 942 A3t V2 and FHL film 0990062 .

CORNWALL, Julian. 1997 (2nd edition). An Introduction to … Reading Old Title Deeds. Federation of Family History Societies.

COUPE, John A. 1984. A Guide to the Registration Districts of Manchester. Manchester and Lancashire FHS.

COX, Alan. 1979. Brickmaking, a History and Gazetteer. Bedfordshire County Council. FHL book 942.565 U2c.

COX, Jane. 2001. "What’s at Kew for You? Records of Your Family from Mediaeval Times". Practical Family History #47, page 10-11.

CUMBRIA ARCHIVES and PLANNING DEPARTMENTS. 1985. Church of England Parishes in Cumbria (based on an 1829 gazetteer by Parson and White). Cumbria Archives and Planning Departments. FHL Map Case 942.85 E7ce.

CUTHBERT, Elizabeth H. 1984. The Sixth Hall Book of the Borough of New Windsor 1852-1874. Royal Borough of New Windsor.

DARBY, Henry Clifford and Versey, G.R. 1975. Domesday Gazetteer. Cambridge University Press. FHL book 942 E5d.

DICKINSON, George C. 2001. Key to the General Index (RA 44, RA45, RA46, RA47) to Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London (Godfrey Edition). West Surrey Family History Society Research Aid RA43.

DICKINSON, George C. 2000-1. General Index to Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London. West Surrey Family History Society Research Aids
RA44. North-East London
RA45 North West London
RA46 South-East and South-West London
RA47 Surrey Extension

DRUMMOND, Don. 2001. "Computer News: Maps on the Internet". East Surrey Family History Society Journal Vol 24 #1, page 14-16.

DUCKHAM, Baron F. 1972. Turnpike Records #18" in Short Guides to Records edited by Lionel M. Munby. Historical Association. FHL book 942 A3t V2 and FHL film 0990062 .

ELLIS, Mary. 1994. "Manorial Records for Family History". Sussex Family Historian Vol 11 #3, page 83-91.

ELLIS, Mary. 1997. Using Manorial Records. Public Record Office Publications in association with the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts.

ELRINGTON, Christopher. 1989. "Lordship and Lineage: The Descent of Manors in the Victoria County History". Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 23 #2, page 41-47.

EMMISON, F.G. 1972. Estate Maps and Surveys #4" in Short Guides to Records edited by Lionel M. Munby. Historical Association. FHL book 942 A3t V2 and FHL film 0990062.

EMMISON, F.G. 1978. Introduction to Archives. Phillimore, Chichester, West Sussex.

EMMISON, F.G. 1993. Feet of Fines for Essex Vol VI. 1581-1603. Leopard’s Head Press. FHL book 942.67 R2g.

EMMISON, F.G. (editor). 1982. Essex Freeholders Book 1734. A Transcript of Essex Record Office Q/RJ 1/1. Friends of ENGLISH, Barbara. 1994. "Inheritance and Succession in Landed Families 1660-1925". Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 24 #10, page 433-438.

ENGLISH, Barbara and SAVILLE, John. 1983. Strict Settlements: A Guide for Historians. Occasional Papers in Economic and Social History #10. University of Hull Press.

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE. 1993 3rd edition. Essex Family History. A Genealogist’s Guide to the Essex Record Office. Essex Record Office Publications.

EVANS, Eric J. and CROSBY, Alan G. 1997. Tithes. Maps, Apportionments and the 1836 Act: A Guide for Local Historians. British Association for Local History.

EVERETT, Judith. 1995. "A Twentieth Century Manorial Court". North West Kent Family History Vol 7 #4, page 118-122.

FERRIS, J.P. 1965. "The Gentry of Dorset on the Eve of the Civil War". Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 15 #3, page 104-116.

FINN, R. Welldon. 1973 reprinted 1986. Domesday Book: A Guide. Phillimore, Chichester, Sussex. FHL book 942 R2fr.

FITZHUGH. Terrick (edited by Susan LUMAS). 1998. Dictionary of Genealogy. Alphabooks, London, England.

FOOT, William. 1994. Maps for Family History. PRO Publications Readers’ Guide #9.

FOWKES, D.V. and POTTER, G.R. 1988. William Senior’s Survey of the Estates of the 1st and 2nd Earl’s of Devonshire c1600-1628. Derbyshire Record Society Volume 13. FHL book 942.51 H25de v.13

FOWLER, G. Herbert. 1928-1936. Four Pre-Enclosure Village Maps. Bedfordshire Historical Record Society. FHL book 942.565 B4q v. 2 and FHL fiche 6072650(2).

FOXALL, H.D.G. 1967. A Gazetteer of Streets, Roads and Place Names in Shropshire. Salop County Council. FHL book 942.45 E5f and FHL film 0896903.

FRANKLIN, Peter. 1994. Some Mediaeval Records for Family Historians: An Introduction to the Purposes, Contents and Interpretation of Pre-1538 Records Available in Print. Federation of Family History Societies.

GARDNER, D., HARLAND, D. and SMITH, F. 1960. Genealogical Atlas of England and Wales. Deseret Book Company.

GARDNER, D. and SMITH, F. 1966. Genealogical Research in England and Wales Volume 2. Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, Utah.

GAYDON, A.T. 1959. The Taxation of 1297: A Translation of the Local Rolls of Assessment for Barford, Biggleswade and Flitt Hundreds, and for Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Luton. Bedfordshire Historical Record Society. FHL film 0908497 or FHL fiche 6072640(2).

GIBBENS, Lilian. 2001. "Cantlowes Otherwise Cantlers: A London Manor in the 1820s". Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 27 #3, page 119-122.

GIBSON, J.S.W. and BRINKWORTH, E.R.C. 1977. Banbury Corporation Records: Tudor and Stuart, calendared, abstracted and edited. Banbury Historical Society, Oxfordshire. FHL book 942.57/B2 B4b v. 15. Reviewed in Genealogist’s Magazine Vol 19 #8 page 288-289.

GIBSON, Jeremy, MEDLYCOTT, Mervyn and MILLS, Dennis. 1993 (2nd edition). Land and Window Tax Assessments. Federation of Family History Societies.

GIBSON, J. and PESKETT, Pamela. 1986. Record Offices: How to Find Them. Federation of Family History Societies.

GILES, Keith R. 1997. "Estate Papers and Genealogy". Family Tree Magazine Vol 13 #5, page 58.

GUILDHALL LIBRARY. 2002. Land Tax Assessments for the City of London at Guildhall Library. Leaflet Guide to Records. Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

HALL, Simon and HAYWOOD, John. 2001. The Penguin Atlas of British and Irish History. Penguin Books, London.

HALLAM, Elizabeth M. 1986. Domesday Book through Nine Centuries. Thames and Hudson.

HALLAM, Elizabeth M. and PHOEBE PHILLIPS EDITIONS. 1986. Domesday Heritage- Towns and Villages of Norman England through 900 Years. Arrow Books.

HANSON, John. 2003. "GenMap UK Version 2". Family Tree Magazine Vol 20 #1, page 42-43.

HARLEY, John Brian. 1964. The Historian’s Guide to Ordnance Survey Maps. Reprinted from The Amateur Historian by Blackfriar’s Press, Leicester. FHL book 942 E7nc. This is the classic guide, with guide maps to the sheet numbers of the pre-WWII series. [See his 1975 book, and Oliver 1993a].


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