County Histories

This is a selected list of county histories (plus a few town histories) published mainly before 1900. Such histories are more likely to give family information than modern histories, albeit of the leading families in the county. If you have authentically traced your lines in the major sources of said county back to around 1700, links may begin to emerge with these families. Even though the histories may reproduce original sources, the information should be considered second-hand requiring further research to verify all of the possible connections. County histories may even provide clues to the origins of English emigrants to the Americas before 1800. Unfortunately, these histories may not be easily accessible and many lack indexing. It would be a boon to research to have a master index on-line to the key histories for all of the counties.

The approach of this list is to use a short title and in most cases to skip the place of publication and publisher. The emphasis is to help the researcher find the available histories in both the FHL and BYU libraries. The official name of the main library on the BYU campus is the Harold B. Lee Library (hereafter HBLL). It should be noted that the use of Q and Quarto in the call numbers of the FHL and BYU respectively indicate oversized books that are kept in a location separate from the regular book shelves. Some of the histories are on-line at BYU. Check the HBLL catalog for the electronic connection to such books on-line. Also go to Google Books and click on "About Google Books" for information on accessing books in their collection.

Select a County:

Bedford

Fisher, Thomas. Collections Historical, Genealogical and Topographical for Bedfordshire. 1st ed., 1812. (Fisher probably drew from the notes of Oliver St. John Cooper, died 1801. FHL Q 942.565 H2fi)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 1, 1806. (FHL 942 H2ly and BYU DA 625 .L995)

Berkshire

Ashmole, E. The Antiquities of Berkshire. 3 volumes, 1719. (FHL 942.29 V22as)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 1, 1806. (FHL 942 H2ly and BYU DA 625 .L995)

Buckingham

Gibbs, Robert. Worthies of Buckinghamshire. 1888. (FHL 942.575 D3gi)

Lipscomb, George. The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham. 4 vols., 1831-47. (FHL Q 942.575 H2 Li)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 1, 1806. (The Lysons drew from the works of Browne Willis who published in 1715 and 1755. FHL 942 H2ly and BYU DA 625 .L995)

Sheahan, James J. History and Topography of Buckinghamshire. 1862. (FHL 942.575 H2sh)

Cambridge

Carter, Edmund. History of the County of Cambridge. 1753, reprinted in 1819. (FHL has the reprint under 942.59 H2c.)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 2, part 1, 1810. (The Lysons drew from the notes of John Layer, died 1641. FHL 942 H2ly and in the Rare Collection at BYU in room 1130 HBLL under DA 625 .L995)

Cheshire

(See also Lancashire, Manchester.)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 2, part 2, 1810. (FHL 942 H2ly and in the Rare Collection at BYU in room 1130 HBLL under DA 625 .L995)

Ormerod, George. The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester. 3 vols., 1816-19. (A revised 2nd edition by Thomas Helsby was published in 1882. Both editions incorporated the earlier works of William Smith, died 1618, and William Webb edited and published by Daniel King in 1656 as The Vale-Royal of England; Sir Peter Leycester, died 1678; and F. Gower. FHL has the 1st edition under 942.71or and the 2nd edition on CD-ROM 596. BYU has the 1st edition in the Rare Collection in room 1130 HBLL under DA670 .C6 O7 and the 2nd edition on 48 microfiche under AC1 .N56 1.1.671)

Cornwall

Carew, Richard. The Survey of Cornwall. 1602. (Da Capo Press produced a reprint in 1969. FHL has the reprint under 942.37 E6c. BYU has the original on-line and the reprint under DA 670 .C8 C2. Also see the entry for Davies Gilbert below.)

Gilbert, C. S. An Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall. 2 volumes, 1817-1820. (FHL has it in 3 volumes under 942.37 H2g.)

Gilbert, Davies. The Parochial History of Cornwall. 4 volumes, 1838. (Gilbert drew from the earlier works of William Hals, died 1737, and Thomas Tonkin, died 1742. Tonkin was well versed in the Cornish language and the FHL also has a manuscript by him entitled “Material for a history of ancient Cornwall with pedigrees” on film 246761. Gilbert’s work contains an index to Carew. See FHL 942.37 H2gi and BYU DA 670 .C8 G4 1838.)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 3, 1814. (Online at British History also under FHL 942 H2ly and in the Rare Collection at BYU in room 1130 HBLL under DA 625 .L995)

Polsue, J. A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall. 4 vols., 1867-1872. (Polsue also drew from Hals and Tonkin. FHL 942.37 H2p)

Polwhele, Richard. The History of Cornwall. 7 vols., 1803-1816. (FHL has a photocopy of the new, enlarged edition of 1816 with 7 volumes in two under 942. 37 H2po. It was also reprinted by Kohler and Coombs as 7 volumes in three. BYU has the reprint under DA 670 .C8 P7 1978.)

Cumberland

Hutchinson, William. The History of the County of Cumberland. 2 volumes, 1794-1797. (It was reprinted in 1974. FHL has a photocopy of the original under 942.85 H2h and BYU has the original in the Rare Collection in room 1130 HBLL under DA 670 .C9 H9 1794.)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 4, 1816. (Lysons drew from Denton’s manuscript compiled in 1687-88. It is online at British History also under FHL 942 H2ly and in the Rare Collection at BYU in room 1130 HBLL under DA 625 .L995)

Nicolson, Joseph and Burn, Richard. The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 2 volumes, 1777. (FHL 942.8 H2n and on film 476998 at BYU)

Whellan, William. The History and Topography of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland. 1860. (FHL 942.8 H2w)

Derbyshire

(See also Lancashire, Manchester.)

Cox, Charles. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire. 4 volumes, 1875. (FHL 942.51 K2c)

Glover, Catherine and Riden, Philip, eds. William Woolley’s History of Derbyshire. 1981. (Woolley died in 1719 leaving behind a manuscript that drew from an earlier work by his step-uncle, Samuel Sanders, died 1688. The editors have published Woolley’s history, plus included Sanders’ manuscript on 10 microfiche in the back of their book. FHL 942.51 H25de, volume 6)

Glover, Stephen. The History and Gazetteer of the County of Derby. 2 volumes, 1831-1833. (Volume 1 was first published in 1829 and reprinted in 1831. Volume 2 deals more with families. The FHL bound the entire work in 3 volumes. FHL 942.51 H2glo)

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 5, 1817. (It is online at British History also under FHL 942 H2ly and in the Rare Collection at BYU in room 1130 HBLL under DA 625 .L995)

Tilley, Joseph. Old Halls, Manors and Families of Derbyshire. 4 volumes, 1892-1902. (FHL 942.51 D2til)

Devon

Lysons, Daniel and Samuel. Magna Britannia. Volume 6, parts 1-2, 1822. (It is online at British History also under FHL 942 H2ly and in the Rare Collection at BYU in room 1130 HBLL under DA 625 .L995)

Pole, Sir William. Collections towards a Description of the County of Devon. 1791. (FHL 942.35 H2po)

Polwhele, Richard. The History of Devonshire. 3 volumes in 1, 1797-1806. (It was probably first published as 3 volumes in 1793 and reprinted by Kohler and Coombs in 1977. (FHL has a filmed copy of the original on film 599700. BYU has the reprint under Quarto DA 670 .D5 P74 1977 and the original in their Rare Collection in room 1130 HBLL under DA 670 .D5 P72 1793.

Prince, John. Worthies of Devon. 1701. The FHL and BYU both have the 2nd ed. published in 1810 under FHL 942.35 D3pr and BYU Quarto DA 670 .D5 P95.

Westcote, Thomas. A View of Devonshire. 1845. (The manuscript version was compiled in 1630 and 1645. FHL 942 .35 D2w and on film 9900890, item 2 at BYU. An index appeared in the Devonshire Association Transactions in 1895. See FHL 942.35 D2w index and on film 990089, item 1 at BYU.)

Dorset

Gerard, Thomas. A Survey of Dorsetshire. 1732. (Gerard died in 1634. The first page is entitled “The Generall Description of the Countie of Dorset.” His work is mistakenly attributed to the Reverend John Coker. A reprint appeared in 1980. The FHL has a photocopy of the original under 942.33 D2c and it is on film 874291, item 2 at BYU.)

Hutchins, John. History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. 1774. (A second edition of four volumes was published in 1776-1815 and an even larger 3rd edition in 1861-1870. The 3rd edition is considered as the standard one and was reprinted in 1973 by Robert Douch. Unfortunately, neither the 3rd edition or its reprint are at the FHL or BYU.)

Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries. 1888- (Start with the index to this journal for 1888-1938 under FHL 942.3 B2n v.1-22 index. All of the journals for this period are on film.)

Durham

Hutchinson, William. History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham. 3 vols., 1785-94. (This is the first published history of the county. Hutchinson based his work on the library of George Allan, 1736-1800. The FHL has the 1823 edition of 3 volumes in four, 942.81 H2h.)

Raines, James. History and Antiquities of North Durham. 1852. (Raines completed the coverage of the county lacking in Surtees’ history. Raines’ work is available on film only at the FHL under 990417, item 2.)

Surtees, Robert. History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham. 1816-1840. (It was published in four parts and will be found at the FHL under X Large Folio 942.81 H2s.)

Essex

(See also London.)

Morant, Philip. History and Antiquities of Essex. 2 volumes, 1762-8. (Morant’s work was reprinted in 1816 and 1978. He drew from the earlier works of Nathaniel Salmon, died 1742 and William Holman, died 1730. Holman based his work on the materials of John Ouseley, died 1709, and Thomas Jekyll, died 1652. Morant’s volumes are found at the FHL under Q 942.67 H2m.)

Norden, John. Speculi Britanniae Pars: an Historical and Chorographical Description of Essex. 1594. (The FHL has the 1840 version printed by the Camden Society under 942 B4ca, volume 9.)

Suckling, Alfred. Memorials of the Antiquities and Architecture, Family History and Heraldry of the County of Essex. 1845. (FHL Q 942.67 H2su)

Wright, Thomas. The History and Topography of Essex. 2 volumes, 1836. (FHL 942.67 H2wt)

Gloucester

Atkyns, Sir Robert. Ancient and Present State of Glostershire. 1712. (A new edition printed in 1768 was reprinted in 1974. Atkyns drew from Richard Parsons, died 1711. BYU has the original under Quarto 942.41 At59 1712 in their Rare Collection in 1130 HBLL.)

Barrett, William. History and Antiquities of the city of Bristol. 1789. (FHL 942.41/B2 H2ba)

Bigland, Ralph. Historical, Monumental, and Genealogical Collections relative to the County of Gloucester. 1786-1791. (The FHL has the printed version for parishes A-Newent under Q 942.41 V2b 1786 and the complete one on CD-ROM 632. BYU has a reprint of the 1791 version under DA 670 .G5 B5 1990 in four volumes.)

Corry, John. History of Bristol. 2 volumes,1816. (FHL 942.41/B2 H2c and BYU only on film 973261, items 1-2)

Fosbrooke, Thomas. Abstracts of Records and Manuscripts respecting the County of Gloucester. 2 volumes, 1807. (FHL 942.41 H2f)

Rudder, Samuel. New History of Gloucestershire. 1779. (Rudder’s work was reprinted in 1977, but the FHL has only a film of the original on 989734.)

Rudge, Thomas. The History and Antiquities of Gloucester. 1811. (FHL 942.41 H2rt)

Hampshire

Warner, Richard. Collections for the History of Hampshire. 6 volumes, 1789-1795. (FHL 942.27 H2wr)

Hereford

Duncumb, John. Collections. 1804-1837. (This is the first published history of Hereford. Volume 1 covers the City of Hereford. The remaining volumes appeared in 1913. Duncumb seems to have based his work on the earlier collections of Thomas Blount, died 1679, James Hill, died 1727 or 1728, Richard Walwyn, died 1750, and John Roberts, died 1776. The FHL has 6 volumes in seven under 942.44 H2d.)

Robinson, Charles J. Mansions (and Manor Houses) of Herefordshire. 1872. (Robinson drew from Thomas Blount and James Hill as described in the last entry, as well as Isaac Taylor, died 1776 and Robert B. Phillipps, died 1864. Robinson’s work is available only on film 888990 at both the FHL and BYU.)

Strong, George. Heraldry of Herefordshire. 1848. (Strong’s work is arranged by families and was meant to supplement Duncumb’s work.. FHL Q 942.44 D22s)

Hertford

(See also London.)

Chauncy, Sir Henry. Historical Antiquities. 2 volumes, 1700. (Considered the first history of the county. A second edition appeared in 1826. The FHL has the first edition under Q 942.58 V22c. BYU has the first edition on-line and the 1975 reprint of the second edition under DA 670 .H5 C4.)

Clutterbuck, Robert. The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertfordshire. 3 volumes, 1815-1827. (FHL Q 942.58 H2c)

Cussans, John Edwin. History of Hertfordshire. 8 volumes, 1870-1881. (Reprinted in 1972. FHL Q 942.58 H2cu and BYU Quarto DA 670 .H5 C9)

Norden, John. Speculi Britanniae: the description of Hartfordshire. 1598. (BYU has it on-line as well as the 1971 reprint under DA 670 .H5 N6 1598a..)

Salmon, Nathaniel. History of Hertfordshire. 1728. (BYU Rare Collection in 1130 HBLL under DA 670 .H5 S17 1728)

Warrand, Duncan. Hertfordshire Families. 1907 (Part of the Victoria County History series. It treats some 69 families. It is available only on film 599243, item 2 at both the FHL and BYU.)

Huntingdon

Hatfield, James. History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Huntingdon. 1854. (FHL has the original under 942.56 H2g as well as on microfiche 6108656. BYU also has the fiche version under DA 670 .H8 H86 1998.)

Kent

(See also London.)

Finch, W. An Historical Sketch of the County of Kent. 2 parts, 1803. (The title further refers to earlier authors of Kent histories, some of whom are listed below. FHL film 474867, item 4)

Hasted, Edward. History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. 4 volumes, 1778-99. (A second revised edition in 12 volumes was published between 1797-1801 and a reprint appeared in 1972. It is online at British History. The FHL has the first edition on films 283598-283601 and the reprint of the second edition under 942.23 H2h. BYU has the second edition in its Rare Collection in room 1130 HBLL under DA 670 .K3 H3 1797.)

Ireland, W.H. A New and Complete History of Kent. 4 vols., 1828-30. (FHL 942.23 H2ir)

Kilburne, Richard. Survey of Kent. 1659. (On-line through BYU)

Lambarde, William. Perambulation of Kent. 1576. (BYU has the modern reprint, 1970, and on-line the editions of 1576, 1596, and 1656.)

Philipot, Thomas. Villare Cantianum. 1659. (On-line through BYU)

Lancashire

Aikin, John. Description of the Country from thirty to forty miles around Manchester. 1795. (Reprinted in 1968. The FHL has the original and the reprint under 942.7 E6a. BYU has the reprint under DA 670 .L2 A2 and the original in the J.F.C. Harrison Collection in room 1130 HBLL.)

Baines, Edward. History, Directory, and Gazetteer of County Palatinate of Lancaster. 1824-5. (The first edition consisted of 2 volumes, and an enlarged edition appeared in 4 volumes in 1836, a revised edition in 2 volumes in 1868-70 that excluded pedigrees and was reprinted in 1968, and a new edition in 5 volumes in 1888-93. Baines drew from the earlier collections of Richard Kuerden, died 1690, Christopher Towneley, died 1674, and Roger Dodsworth, died 1654. BYU has the first edition under DA 670 .L2 B2, plus the reprint. The FHL has all of the editions, including the ones for 1824-5 under 942.72 Ebai, 1836 under 942.72 H2baa 1836, and 1888-93 under 942.72 H2bai with volume 3 on film 1484725.)

Gregson, Matthew. Portfolio of Fragments relative to the History and Antiquity of the County Palatinate and Duchy of Lancaster. 1817. (A second edition appeared in 1824 and a third in 1869. The FHL has the 1st and 3rd editions under Q 942.72 H2gre 1817 and Q 942.72 H2gre 1869. BYU has the latter on film 477342, item 5.)

Leicester

Burton, William. Description of Leicestershire. 1622. (FHL 942.54 H2b and on-line at BYU)

Curtis, J. A Topographical History of the County of Leicester. 1831. (The FHL has a photocopy under 942.54 H2cu.)

Nichols, John. History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester. 4 volumes in 8 parts, 1795-1811. (Reprinted in 1971. The FHL has it under X Large Folio 942.54 H2nic and BYU has the reprint under DA 670 .L5 N26.)

Lincoln

Allen, Thomas. The History of the County of Lincoln. 2 volumes, 1833-1834. (This work first appeared in parts in 1830 but was published in 2 volumes in 1833-4 by John Saunders. The FHL has the Saunders’ edition under 942.53 H2his. BYU has volume 1 under DA 670 .L7 A4.)

Britton, John. Beauties of England and Wales. Volume 9, 1807. (FHL 942 E6ew, volume 9)

Yorke, James. Union of Honour. 1640. (BYU has the 1969 reprint under CS 421 .Y67 1641a as well as the original on-line and in its Special Collections Reference in room 1130 HBLL.)

London

Chamberlain, Henry. A New and Compleat History and survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark. 1770. (FHL Q 942.1 H2ch)

Hughson, David. London: Being an accurate History and Description...to 30 miles extent. 4 volumes, 1805-07. (FHL 942.1/L1 H2hu)

Lysons, Daniel. The Environs of London...within 12 miles. 5 volumes, 1796-1800. (The four volumes published in 1796 are online at British History. The second edition appeared in 1811. It includes in volume 1, part 1 parishes in Surrey; part 2 for parishes in Kent, Essex, and Hertford; and volume 2 for Middlesex. Both the FHL and BYU have the second edition on film 454947. The arrangement of the original 5 volumes was Surrey in volume 1; Middlesex in volumes 2-3; Hertford, Essex and Kent in volume 4; and the rest of Middlesex that was not part of London in volume 5. BYU has volumes 1-3 and 5 of the original in Rare Collections in room 1130 HBLL under DA 677 .L99 1796.)

Maitland, William. History of London. 2 volumes, 1739. (A second edition appeared in 1756. The FHL has the second edition on films 990045-990046, and BYU has it in Rare Collections in room 1130 HBLL under DA 677 .M234 1756.)

Stow, John. Survey of London. 1598. (As would be expected, there are many editions of this important work. The edition of 1603 is considered to be definitive and was reprinted in 1908 and 1971. The FHL has the 1908 reprint in 2 volumes under 942.1/L1 H2sto. BYU has the 1971 reprint under DA 680 .S86x 1971 as well as access on-line to the editions of 1598, 1599, 1603, 1618 and 1633.)

Strype, John. Survey of Cities of London and Westminster. 2 volumes, 1720. (Strype’s intention was to expand and update Stow. FHL Q 942.1/L1 H2sta)

Thornbury, George Walter and Walford, Edward. Old and New London. 6 volumes, 1873-1878. (Reprinted in 1985 as London Recollected. The original is online at British History. FHL has the original under 942.1/L1 H2th and the reprint as 942.1/L1 H2thg. BYU has the reprint under DA 677 .T4.)

Thorne, James. Handbook to the Environs of London...of twenty miles. 2 volumes, 1876. (Reprinted in 1970. Both FHL and BYU have the reprint as 942.1 E5t and DA 625 T498 1970 respectively.)

Walford, Edward. Greater London. 2 volumes, 1898. (Reprinted in 1987 as Village London. The FHL has the original under 942.1 H2we.)

Middlesex

(See also London.)

Brayley, Edward Wedlake, Nightingale, Joseph and Brewer, J. Norris. Beauties of England and Wales. Volume 10 in 5 parts, 1810-1816. (FHL 942 E6ew, volume 10 has the additional title of “Delineation of Middlesex.”)

Lysons, Daniel. An Historical Account of those Parishes in the County of Middlesex which are not Described in the Environs of London. 1800. (This was volume 5 of his Environs of London as described above under London. It was reissued with a supplement in 1811. Both the FHL and BYU have the original on film 454034.)

Norden, John. Speculum Britanniae: the description of Middlesex. 1593. (Reprinted in 1971. BYU has the original on-line and the reprint under DA 670 .M6 N67 1593a.)

Norfolk

Blomefield, Francis. An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. 5 volumes, 1739-1775. (Blomefield drew from Peter Le Neve, died 1729. FHL Q 942.61 H2bL)

Northampton

Baker, George. History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton. 2 volumes, 1822-1841. (Baker also deals with North Oxford. The FHL has a photocopy under 942.55 H2ba and BYU has it in their Rare Collection in 1130 HBLL under DA 670 .N7 B2 1822.)

Barron, Oswald. Northamptonshire Families. 1906. (Part of the Victoria County History Series. It is found on film 990095 only at both the FHL and BYU.)

Bridges, John. History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire. 2 volumes, 1791. (Bridges died in 1724. Later contributions were made by Samuel Jebb and Peter Whalley. FHL Q 942.55 H2br)

Cox, Thomas. Magna Britannia...Northamptonshire. 1720-31. (FHL films 361848-361849)

Northumberland

Hodgson, John. History of Northumberland. 5 volumes, 1820-1840. (The FHL edition is 3 vols. in seven, 1820-1858 under 942.82 H2h.)

Mackenzie, Eneas. Historical, Topographical and Descriptive View of Northumberland. 2 vols., 1811. (FHL 942.82 H2ah)

Wallis, John. Natural History and Antiquities of Northumberland. 2 volumes, 1769. (FHL Q 942.82 H2w)

Nottingham

Bailey, Thomas. Annals of Nottinghamshire. 4 volumes, 1852-1855. FHL 942.52 H2bai and BYU DA 670 .N9 B2)

Thoroton, Robert. Antiquities of Nottinghamshire. 1677. (A new, updated edition in 3 volumes was made by John Throsby in the 1790s. The original edition is on-line through BYU. Throsby’s editions are at the FHL under 942.52 H2t and in the Rare Collections in room 1130 HBLL at BYU under DA 670 .N9 T5 1797.)

Oxford

(See also Northampton: George Baker.)

Brewer. J.N. Topographical and Historical Description of Oxon. 1819. (FHL film 1419458)

Rutland

Blore, Thomas. History and Antiquities of the County of Rutland. 1811. (FHL X Large Folio 942.545 H2b)

Wright, James. History and Antiquities of the County of Rutland. 1684. (FHL Q 942.545 H2w and on-line through BYU for both the 1684 and 1687 editions)

Shropshire

Anderson, John Corbet. Shropshire, its early History and Antiquities. 1864. (FHL 942.45 H2aj)

Eyton, Robert William. Antiquities of Shropshire. 12 volumes, 1854-1860. (Eyton’s work concentrates on the feudal period mainly from 1066-1272. FHL 942.45 H2e and BYU DA 670 .S4 E9)

Nightingale, Joseph. Beauties of England and Wales. Volume 13, part 1, 1813. (FHL 942 E6ew)

Somerset

(See also Dorset.)

Collinson, John. History and Antiquities of Somerset. 3 volumes, 1791. (Collinson drew from George Harbin, died 1744, Thomas Carew, died 1766, and Thomas Palmer, died 1734. The FHL has the original under 942.38 H2col as well as the index to it made in 1898 under 942.38 H2col index and F.M. Ward’s supplement published in 1939 under 942.38 H2col supp.)

Cox, Thomas. Topographical, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History of Somersetshire. 1720-1731. (Part 60 of his Magna Britannia. This part was probably compiled in 1700. FHL 942.38 H2co)

Phelps, William. History and Antiquities of Somerset. 2 volumes, 1836-39. (The FHL has 4 parts in 2 volumes published in 1839 under 942.38 H2p with volume 2 on film 1562980.)

Stafford

(See also Lancashire, Manchester.)

Erdeswick, Sampson. A View of Staffordshire. 1820. (Erdeswick’s work was started around 1593. Thomas Harwood published a scholarly edition in 1820. FHL film 476662, item 1)

Shaw, Stebbing. History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. 2 volumes, 1798. (Shaw drew from the collections of John Huntback, died 1705, those made in the 1730s by Thomas Loxdale and Charles Lyttleton, and Richard Wilkes, died 1760. The FHL has a photocopy under Q 942.46 H2s.)

Suffolk

Copinger, Walter A. County of Suffolk...being materials for the history of Suffolk. 5 volumes, 1904-05. (FHL 942.64 H2c An index of this work to persons and places was published in 1907 and will be found on film 962832, item 2.)

MacCulloch, Diarmaid, ed. The Chorography of Suffolk. 1976. (The author of this work is unknown. It was compiled between 1600-05 and first published in 1976. FHL 942.64 B4s, volume 19)

Muskett, Joseph J. Suffolk Manorial Families. 3 volumes, 1900-14. (FHL Q 942.64 D2m)

Page, Augustine. Topographical and Genealogical History of the County of Suffolk. 1847. (FHL 942.64 H2p)

Reyce, Robert. Breviary of Suffolk. 1902. (Compiled in 1603 and eventually published in 1902. (FHL film 453037, item 2 and BYU fiche Z 1236 .L5 1971 no. 16060)

Suckling, Alfred. History and Antiquities of the County of Suffolk. 2 volumes, 1846-1847. (FHL Q 942.64 H2s The index to this work published in 1952 will be found next to it under the same call number.)

Surrey

(See also London.)

Allen, Thomas. History of the Counties of Surrey and Sussex. 2 volumes, 1829-30. (FHL 942.2 H2aL)

Allen, Thomas. History of the County of Surrey. 2 volumes, 1831. (Film 453051 at both the FHL and BYU)

Aubrey, John. Natural History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey, begun in the year 1673. 5 volumes, 1718-9. (This edition was edited with additions by Richard Rawlinson and reprinted in 1975. FHL 942.21 H2au BYU has the reprint under DA 670 .S96 A8 1975.)

Brayley, Edward Wedlake. Topographical History of Surrey. 5 volumes, 1850. (FHL 942.21 H2br)

Manning, Owen and Bray, William. History and Antiquities of Surrey. 3 volumes, 1804-1814. (This work was reprinted in 1974. The FHL has the original under Q 942.21 H2ma. BYU also has the original in their Rare Collections, but the researcher can use the facsimile reprint under DA 670 .S96 M2 1974.)

Sussex

(See also Surrey.)

Horsfield, Thomas Walker. History, Antiquities and Topography of Sussex. 2 volumes, 1835. (Reprinted in 1974. Volume 1 treats East Sussex and has been praised for its merit. Horsfield drew from William Burrell, died 1796 for volume 2 on West Sussex but is reputed to have repeated the mistakes of his predecessors Dallaway and Cartwright. FHL Q 942.25 H2hor. It is also in BYU’s Rare Collections, but the researcher should start with the microfilm copy on 496786, items 2-3.)

Lower, Mark A. Compendious History of Sussex. 2 volumes, 1870. (FHL 942.25 H2Lm)

Lower, Mark A. Worthies of Sussex. 1865. (FHL Q 942.25 D3Low)

Warwick

Colvile, Frederic L. Worthies of Warwickshire. 1870. (FHL 942.48 D3c)

Dugdale, William. Antiquities of Warwickshire Illustrated. 1656. (The FHL appears to have a 1 volume edition published in 1817 under 942.48 H2d. BYU has the original on-line.)

Hutton, William. History of Birmingham. 1781. (The 2nd edition came out in 1783 and was reprinted in 1976. The 3rd edition appeared in 1806 and a 6th edition with additions by James Guest in 1835. The FHL has the reprint under 942.48/B2 H2h 1976, the 3rd edition under 942.48/B2 H2h and the 6th edition on film 874433, item2. BYU has the reprint of the 2nd edition under DA 690 .B6 H9 1976.)

Smith, William. New and Compendious History of Warwick. 1829. (FHL 942.48 H2s)

Westmorland

(See Cumberland.)

Wiltshire

Aubrey, John (See Jackson, John Edward.)

Hoare, Sir Richard Colt. Ancient History of Wiltshire. 3 volumes in two, 1812-1821. (FHL X Large Folio 942.31 H2ha)

Hoare, Sir Richard Colt. History of Modern Wiltshire. 14 parts in 6 volumes, 1822-1844. (This work deals with the southern part of the county. FHL Q 942.31 H2h)

Jackson, John Edward. Wiltshire: the Topographical Collections of John Aubrey. 1862. (Aubrey died in 1697. Jackson made corrections and additions to the original work. FHL 942.31 H2a)

Worcester

Barnard, E.A.B. The Prattintion Collections of Worcestershire History, 1931. (This is not a history but a description of a valuable collection of original materials. FHL film 212861. See the next entry for further details about the collection.)

Barnard, E.A.B. List of the printed papers...and of the pedigrees and portraits in the Prattinton Collection. 1932, 1951. (On film 212862 at both the FHL and BYU)

Nash, Treadway. Collections for the History of Worcestershire. 2 volumes, 1781-1782. (There is a supplement at the end of volume 2. Nash drew from the works of Thomas Habington, died 1647, William Thomas, died 1738, Charles Lyttleton, died 1768, and Richard Gough. FHL Q 942.47 H2n with the index published in 1894-5 next to it. BYU has the original and the index in its Rare Collections in room 1130 HBLL under DA 670 .W9 N4 1781 and DA 670 .W9 N41 1895.)

York

(See also Lancashire, Manchester.)

Allen, Thomas. New and Complete History of the County of York. 6 volumes, 1829-1830. (FHL has it under 942.74 H2a and it is in BYU’s Rare Collections in room 1130 HBLL under DA 670 .Y6 A4 1828.)

Baines, Edward. History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. 2 volumes, 1822. (Reprinted in1969 and the reprint is at BYU under DA 670 .Y6 B17 1823a.)

Baines, Thomas. Yorkshire Past and Present. 2 volumes in 4, 1871-1877. (FHL 942.74 H2b and BYU DA 670 .Y6 B18)

Drake, Francis. Eboracum or the History and Antiquities of the City of York. 2 volumes in one, 1736. (FHL Q 942.74/Y1 H2dr and BYU on film 873654)

Fletcher, Joseph S. Picturesque History of Yorkshire. 6 volumes, 1899-1901. (FHL 942.74 H2f)

Gent, Thomas. History of Kingston-upon-Hull. 1735. (FHL 942.74/H1 H2ga and BYU only on film 599735, item 2)

Hunter, Joseph. South Yorkshire. 2 volumes, 1828-1831. (Reprinted in 1974. Hunter drew from Roger Dodsworth, died 1654. The FHL has the original under Q 942.74 H2hu and BYU has the reprint under Quarto DA 670 .S66 H86 1974.)

Sheahan, James J. and Whellan, T. History and Topography of the City of York...and the East Riding of Yorkshire. 2 volumes, 1855-1856. (FHL 942.74 H2she)

Tickell, John. History of the town and county of Kingston upon Hull. 1796. (FHL 942.74/H1 H2t)

Whellan, T. History and Topography of the City of York and the North Riding of Yorkshire. 2 volumes, 1857. (FHL 942.74 H2whe)


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