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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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SHORT, Brian M. 1989. The Geography of England and Wales in 1910: An Evaluation of Lloyd George’s ‘Domesday’ of Landownership. University of Sussex. FHL book 942 R2s.

SHORT, Brian M. 1997. The Lloyd George Finance Act Material #36 in Short Guides to Records edited by Kathryn M. Thompson. Historical Association. FHL book 942 A3 v2 and FHL film 0990062.

SKAIFE, Robert H. 1867. The Survey of the County of York, Taken by John de Kirkby, commonly called Kirkby’s Inquest: Also Inquisitions of Knights’ Fees, the Nomina Villarum for Yorkshire, and an Appendix of Illustrative Documents. Surtees Society. [Time of Edward I]. FHL film 0962685 or FHL fiche 6073331(6).

SMITH, Frank. 1968. A Genealogical Gazetteer of England. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland.

SOUTH, Raymond. 1974. The Fifth Hall Book of the Borough of New Windsor 1828-1852. Royal Borough of New Windsor.

SPUFFORD, Peter. 1963. "The Gentry and the Genealogist." Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 14 #5, page 129-137.

STEEL, D.J. 1967. "Review of Hamilton-Edward’s In Search of Ancestry." Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 15 #9, page 335-338.

STEEL, D.J. 1969. "Review of Smith’s Genealogical Gazetteer of England." Genealogist’s Magazine Vol 16 #1, page 17-18.

STEEL, D.J. 1980. Discovering Your Family History. British Broadcasting Corporation.

STEVENSON, Greg. 2000. The 1930s Home. Shire Publications.

STOATE, T.L. 1979. A Survey of West Country Manors. The Lands of Cecily, Marchioness of Dorset, Lady Harington and Bonville in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. The author, Bristol, England. FHL book 942.3 R29s.

STONE, E. 1968. The Oxfordshire Hundred Rolls of 1279: The Hundred of Bampton (which includes the borough of Witney). Oxfordshire Record Society. FHL film 1441040

STUART, Denis. 1992. Manorial Records: An Introduction to Their Transcription and Translation. Phillimore, Chichester, Sussex.

TATCHELL, Molly. 1979. "Feet of Fines." Genealogists’ Magazine Vol 19 #10, page 347-349. See follow-up letter by James DERRIMAN in same journal Vol 20 #1, page 26.

TATE, W.E. 1946. A Handlist of Buckinghamshire Enclosure Acts and Awards. Buckinghamshire County Council. Reviewed in Genealogist’s Magazine Vol10 #1 page 19.

TATE, W.E. 1972. Enclosure Awards and Acts #14 in Short Guides to Records edited by Lionel M. Munby. Historical Association. FHL book 942 A3 v2 and FHL film 0990062.

TATE, W.E. 1983. The Parish Chest. Phillimore and Cambridge University Press.

TEASDALE, Vivien. 2004. "Registry of Deeds, Wakefield." Family Tree Magazine Vol 20 #9, page 16-18.

TEE, Mary and CROOK, Richard. 2004. Woodlake Cottage, World’s End – A Short History. Hampshire Family Historian Vol 30 #4, page 271-276.

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Research Guides (formerly PRO Records Information Leaflets). There are about 150 of these on various topics. Find at TNA, Kew, England free to pick them up there, or download from Internet site.
D = Domestic, L = Legal, M = Military, O = Overseas
D1 Domesday Book
D5 Mediaeval and Early Modern Sources for Family History
D14 Dissolution of the Monasteries
D41 Tithe Records
D45 Stationers Hall Copyright Records
D46 Valuation Office Records: The Finance (1909-1910) Act
D68 Crown, Church and Royalist Lands: 1642-1660
D70 Ordnance Survey Records
D72 Maps in the National Archives.
D74 Common Lands
D75 Rights of Way, Public
D86 Enclosure Awards
D87 Enclosure Awards (An Example)
D106National Farm Surveys of England and Wales 1940-1943
L1 Manorial Records in the National Archives
L2 Land Conveyances: Feet of Fines 1182-1833
L7 Land Conveyances: Enrolment of Deeds and Registration of Title
L9 Manor and Other Local Court Rolls, 13th century - 1922
L8 Land Conveyances: Trust Deeds Land for Charitable uses) 1736-1925
L10 Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III Charles I: Landholders and Their Heirs
L25 The Manorial Documents Register and Manorial Lordships

TRAVERS, Anita. 1983. "Manorial Documents". Genealogists Magazine Vol 21 #1, page 1-10.

UNETT, John and TANNER, Andrea. 1997. Making a Pedigree: An Introduction to Sources for Early Genealogy. Society of Genealogists.

WALLIS, Helen. 1994. Historians Guide to Early British Maps: A Guide to the Locations of Pre-1900 Maps of the British Isles Preserved in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Royal Historical Society.

WARD, Hugh. 2001. "Heroes or Villains? Family Revelations in Local Newspapers." Practical Family History Vol41, page 23-24.

WATTS, Christopher T. 1981. "Solicitors Records and the Family Historian." Genealogists Magazine Vol 20 #5, page 168-169.

WEBB, Cliff. 1982. A Genealogical Gazetteer of Mid-Victorian London a street index keyed to #6." West Surrey FHS Research Aid #8.

WEBB, Cliff (general editor). 1990s. National Index of Parish Registers in 14 volumes, many with several parts. Society of Genealogists.

WEBB, Cliff. 1991. Streets, Parishes and Wards of the City of London. West Surrey FHS Research Aid #30.

WEBB, Cliff. 1996. Suburban London a map showing parish boundaries pre-1837. West Surrey FHS Research Aid #2.

WEBB, Cliff. 1997. List of the Surrey Feet of Fines 1714-1760. West Surrey Family History Society Record Series #24. Other volumes - #20 for 1685-1714, and #22 for 1649-1684.

WEBB, Cliff. 1998. Guide to Genealogical research in Victorian London which details all Anglican parishes outside the City created before 1870, with a map showing their boundaries. Also indicates Registration Districts for each parish. West Surrey FHS Research Aid #6.

WEBB, Cliff. 1999. Genealogical Research in Edwardian London similar to, and to be used in conjunction with, #6 covering parishes established up to 1903. West Surrey FHS Research Aid #15.

WEBB, Cliff. 1999. An Index of English Country Houses. Society of Genealogists.

WEST, John. 1982 (reprinted 1986). Village Records. Phillimore, Chichester, Sussex.

WEST, John. 1983. Town Records. Phillimore, Chichester, Sussex.

WIGNALL, C.J. 1983. Complete British Railways Maps and Gazetteers 1830-1981. Oxford Publishing Company, Oxford.

WILKINSON, Peter M. 1994 3rd edition. Genealogists Guide to the West Sussex Record Office. West Sussex County Council, Chichester, West Sussex.

WILLIS, Arthur J. 1970. Genealogy for Beginners. (Appendix Foot of a Fine). Phillimore, Chichester, Sussex.

WILSON, John. 1879. The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. On FHL fiches 6020308 (29.)

WINCHESTER, Angus. 1990. Discovering Parish Boundaries. Shire Publications.

WOOD, Michael. 1986. Domesday; A Search for the Roots of England. Facts on File Publications, Oxford.

WOOD, Tom. 1997. "Maps for Beginners". Family Tree Magazine Vol 13. Part I in #6, page 51-52. Part II in #7, page 51-52.

WORMLEIGHTON, Tim. 1997. "Title Deeds and the Family Historian". Devon Family Historian #84 page 4-9.

WORMLEIGHTON, Tim. 1999. "Gaps in the Records". Devon Family Historian #92 page 3-7.


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