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Administration in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Digital copies of wills proved by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury have been available online for some time, but currently the administrations granted by the court are

Posted by: David Hopkins on 23 Dec 2014

British Isles Surname Maps

Forebears have re-introduced surname distribution maps for the British Isles, consisting of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. They

Posted by: David Hopkins on 22 Dec 2014

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

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

Billingsley

Those with this surname are descendants of a family from the parish of Billingsley, Shropshire. The exact meaning of Billingsley is not known, but the termination is from lēah, a clearing. Speculation has connected Billing with the Germanic ...

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Binnersley

An unusual late 18th - early 19th century corruption of Billingsley. The corruption originated in South Shropshire.

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Chowdhury

Chowdhury, one of the most common surnames in the world, originates from the time of the Mughal (Persian) Empire, which ruled over much of what is now India and Pakistan. Initially it was a title bestowed on nobility who were given privileges ...

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