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Newbon Family History
Documents available and sources used

In researching the Newbons’ story I have used a wide range of documents and printed and electronic sources, and visited many record repositories, the most important of which are listed below.

(Other pages in this section of the website include information on the background to my research and on the background to the surname Newbon.)

Birth, marriage and death certificates
The Family Record Centre (formerly St Catherine’s House)
The Family Record Centre (formerly St Catherine’s House)
The national Archives

Parish records (baptisms, marriages, burials)
Guildhall Library
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office
London Metropolitan Archives
Northamptonshire Record Office

Wills (post-1857)
Principal Probate Registry

Wills (pre-1858)
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office
Lincolonshire Record Office
Northamptonshire Record Office

Marriage licences
Lambeth Palace Library
Northamptonshire Record Office

Apprenticeship records
Corporation of London Record Office
Guildhall Library

City of London records
Guildhall Library
Corporation of London Record Office
London Metropolitan Archives

Legal documents
The National Archives

Guildhall Library
Southwark Local Studies Library

Principal Probate Regsitry
Probate Department
Principal Registry of the Family Division
First Avenue House
42-49, High Holborn
London WC1V 6NP

Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA

Southwark Local Studies Library
211 Borough High Street
London SE1 1JA

The National Archives

Wandsworth Museum
The Courthouse
11 Garratt lane
London SW18 4AQ

Wandsworth Local History Service
Battersea Library
Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JB

City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St Ann’s Street
London SW1P 2DE

Corporation of London Record Office
Now housed with the London Metropolitan Archives

Family Records Centre
1 Myddleton Street

Guildhall Library
London EC2P 7HH

Hammersmith & Fulham Archives
The Lilla Huset
191 Talgarth Road
London W6 8BJ

Lambeth Palace Library
Lambeth Palace
London SE1 7JU

Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office
Long Street
Wigston Magna
LE18 2AH

Lincolnshire Archives
St Rumbold Street

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB

Northamptonshire Record Office
Wootton Hall Park

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All contents of this website © 2008 Stephen Willis
I have used many books over the years. Those I particularly recommend are as follows:

Family History
Heber, Mark D.  Ancestral Trails (1997, Stroud: Sutton Publishing Group)
Steel, Don  Discovering your Family History (1980, London: BBC)
Chambers, Paul  Early Modern Genealogy (2006, Stroud: Sutton Publishing Group)
Tracing your Ancestors in the Public Record Office (1981, 4th impression 1995, London: HMSO)
Cole, Jean / Titford, John  Tracing your Family Tree (1988, 2nd edition 1997, Newbury: Countryside Books)
Public Record Office Readers’ Guide no.6: Using Manorial Records  (1997, Crown Copyright: RCHM, PRO)
The Good Web Guide: Genealogy  (2000, 3rd edition 2003, London: The Good Web Guide Limited)

Picard, Liza  Dr. Johnson’s London (2001, London: Phoenix Press)
Picard, Liza  Restoration London (1998, London: Phoenix Press)
ed. Weinreb, Ben / Hibbert, Christopher  The London Encyclopaedia (Revised edition 1993, London: Macmillan)
Whitfield, Peter  London, a Life in Maps -(2006, London: British Library)
Wittich, John  Discovering London Street Names (1996, Princes Risborough: Shire Publications Limited)
Porter, Roy  London, a Social History (1996, London: Penguin)

Reaney, P. H. / Wilson, R. M.  A Dictionary of English Surnames (Revised edition 1997, Oxford: OUP)
Pols, Robert  Dating Old Photographs (1992, 2nd edition 1995, Birmingham: FFHS)
Pols, Robert  Understanding Old Photographs (1995, Witney: Robert Boyd Publications)

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In recent years I have used many websites, some of the most useful of which I have listed below:

http://freebmd.rootsweb.com (Free Birth, Marriage & Death Database)
http://eagle.cch.kcl.ac.uk:8080/cce (Clergy of the Church of England Database)
http://www.cwgc.org (The Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
http://www.familysearch.org (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk (The National Archives)
http://www.unitedwards.org (The United Wards’ Club of the City of London)

Family Tree Maker 2005
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