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The Royal Kalendar

The The Royal Kalendar contains short details on the British establishment at home and abroad. Among many topics, it covers royal families of Europe, British peers, MPs,

Posted by: David Hopkins on 11 Dec 2014

A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales

A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales was published in four volumes in 1835, compiled by James Bell. It is one of the earliest comprehensive historical and

Posted by: David Hopkins on 25 Nov 2014

Watson's Almanack & Wilson's Dublin Directory

The following is a list of the The Gentleman and Citizen's Almanack and Wilson's Dublin Directory available online. Copies of earlier editions can be purchased from Amazon,

Posted by: David Hopkins on 18 Nov 2014

Pallot's Marriage Index

An index to around 1.7 million marriages recorded in English churches. The index includes the bride and grooms name, date or year of marriage and the parish the marriage occurred in.

Filed under: Marriage & Divorce on 18 Dec 2014

Boyd's Marriage Index

An index to over 5.7 million marriages recorded in English churches. The index includes the bride and grooms name, year of marriage and the parish the marriage occurred in.

Filed under: Marriage & Divorce on 18 Dec 2014

Boyd's Misc. Marriage Index

An index to around 1.5 million marriages recorded in English churches. The index includes the bride and grooms name, year of marriage and the parish the marriage occurred in.

Filed under: Marriage & Divorce on 18 Dec 2014

Marfleet

The Marfleet surname originates from the parish of Marfleet, now a suburb of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire. It was adopted by landholders who lived there in the Norman period. The Marfleet family held the manor of Marfleet, which was mentioned ...

Prevalent in: Trentham, Staffordshire

Brum

Van der Bruyn is an archaic form of the Dutch 'bruin' (brown.) Though now rare in The Netherlands, it has survived in the corrupted form of [de] Brum, via a Dutch merchant from Maastricht, Wilhelm van der Bruyn, who settled on the Azores (Portugal ...

Prevalent in: Acton, Middlesex

Everall

This surname stems exclusively from South West Shropshire, though its origin cannot be traced with certainty. The sparsity of early mentions suggest that it has probably become corrupted. Considering this, it should be noted that the same individuals ...

Prevalent in: Shrewsbury, Shropshire