Peter Brown Family History

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The following Sites have been found useful:

Family Web Sites

  1. Ancestors of Mandy Willard: http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/index.htm . An extensive and informative site covering all her known ancestors mostly from the county of Sussex, England. There are also some from Berkshire and Essex, and some that hopped over the Sussex border from Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. The site interfaces and overlaps to Peter Brown Family History site at six places (William Brown 1534, Henry Faulconer 1602, Thomas Feldwick 1597, Henry Payne 1591, Richard Shirley 1590 and possibly Thomas Comber 1570) and at these pages direct access to the other site is provided where additional information can be found on other descendants.
  2. Denis Wicking http://homepage.ntlworld.com/denis.wicking/Wicking%20Family.pdf . A basic one name site providing a lot of information about Wicking

 

Wills:

The following pages in sites have extensive list of transcribed 'Wills'

  1. Mandy Willard
  2. Surrey Plus Wills Index
  3. Kent Genealogy

Note a previous link to Mid sussex Wills is now invalid

Research Web Sites

  1. British Origins - English Census (1841,1861,1871 and some Wills plus other general information. Subscription site http://www.britishorigins.com/
  2. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) batches of parish records grouped by County/Parish Name - Hugh Wallis's Genealogical Web Sites - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/ . There is also another better site that deals with additions to the Hugh Wallis details http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/igi/fs-ssx.htm .
  3. Family Search -Latter-day Saints: http://www.Familysearch.org (but data can be inaccurate - so only really used for possible initial identification)
  4. The Weald –Sussex Record Society: database : http://www.theweald.org
  5. FREEBMD: - Index of birth, marriages, deaths post 1837 - http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
  6. East Surrey Family History Society http://www.eastsurreyfhs.org.uk
  7. Kent Genealogy http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mrawson/index.html#home This includes a summary of Edenbridge Wills & lists other Kent Wills.
  8. National Archives online for Wills etc - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/
  9. Sussex Family History Group- This website is for the benefit of SFHG members and all those interested in family history and genealogical research in Sussex. http://www.sfhg.org.uk/
  10. Kent Archaeological Society - churchyard inscriptions . http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIslist.htm
  11. Cambridge University past students 1200-1900- http://venn.lib.cam.ac.uk/Documents/acad/search.html
  12. Convicts sentenced in Sussex to Transportation http://members.multimania.co.uk/jenny5/sussex_convicts.htm
  13. UK Census online: a "free-to-view" (but at this stage very incomplete) online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns. - http://www.freecen.org.uk/
  14. Parish Registers: the following parish registers are avilable online
    1. West Hoathly, Sussex
    2. Penshurst, Kent
    3. Staplehurst, Kent
  15. Lay subsidy rolls for 1524/25 - Sussex Record Society
  16. The London Gazette http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/ (covers years from 1665)
  17. Some adhoc information sites:
    1. Old Occupation names & definitions: http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html
    2. National Library of Australia - for researching families who went to Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au
    3. English nobility, peerage or aristocracy - http://www.thepeerage.com/
    4. London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. http://www.londonlives.org/
    5. Gravestone photographs: http://www.gravestonephotos.com/. There is also an alternative site but with fewer photos www.findagrave.com
    6. Parish Maps of Enland & other boundary overlays: http://maps.familysearch.org/