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Posted by: David Hopkins on 28 Jul 2014

Rutland Lay Subsidy 1296

The following transcript details households taxed based on the value of their estate in the county of Rutland. Alsthorpe Ashwell Ayston Barrowden Belton Bisbrooke

Posted by: David Hopkins on 18 Feb 2014

World Surname Distribution Maps

Forebears are currently developing an extension to the existing surname distribution map facility, which can be accessed by conducting a surname search. At current the

Posted by: David Hopkins on 28 Nov 2013

Bassenthwaite History

A short history of Bassenthwaite, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Filed under: Histories on 3 Jun 2014

Beetham History

A short history of Beetham, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Filed under: Histories on 3 Jun 2014

Bewcastle History

A short history of Bewcastle, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Filed under: Histories on 3 Jun 2014

Shelmerdine

This surname is derived from the parish of Chelmorton, Derbyshire. Its bearers gained the surname on account of living there and were minor land-owners. As the concentration of the family moved to Lancashire by the 16th century, the rendering ...

Prevalent in: Manchester, Lancashire

Oliphant

OLIFANT: An elephant.

Prevalent in: Edinburgh, Midlothian

Wathinson

WATEINSON: The son of Watkins.

Prevalent in: Birmingham, Warwickshire