Research Sources

A list of archives, books, and other records used in the research of this family history.

  • Ambrose Hardinge Giffard: Giffard’s Leap 1791

  • A New Guide to Fonthill Abbey 1822

  • Ashworth Peter Burke: Family Records

  • British History Online, Survey of London Vol. 47, Northern Clerkenwell to Pentonville

  • Book of Aids 1284-86

  • Bethlem Hospital Archives

  • British Library Newspaper Archive

  • British Army WW1 Service Records

  • British Telephone Books 1880-1984

  • Browne Willis: The Willis Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford

  • Canada Census Records 1911 &1921

  • Canada Library and Archives: Soldiers of the First World War

  • Canadian Passenger Lists 1865-1935

  • Church of England Births and Baptisms

  • Church of England Deaths and Burials

  • Church of England Marriages and Banns

  • Church of England Parish Records

  • Compilation of Sercombe Families - website compiled by Daniel Morgan
    www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/sercombe.html

  • Court of Assistants for Managing the Charity for the Relief of Poor Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy 1817

  • Debrett’s Peerage

  • Deceased Online

  • Dennis William Hauck: The Internation Directory of Haunted Places: Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites and Other Supernatural Locations

  • Dictionary of National Biography

  • Duchess of Cleveland: The Battle Abbey Roll 1889

  • England & Wales, National Probate Calander (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

  • Episcopal Register of Exeter

  • Exeter Memories - www.exetermemories.co.uk

  • Find a Grave Index

  • Gentleman’s Magazine

  • Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History www.gracesaguide.co.uk/Drewry_Gifford_Ottley

  • Hardinge Frank Giffard: Giffard’s Jump, Devonshire Association’s Report and Transactions 1902

  • Harleian Society Allegations for Marriage Licences

  • Hartland Manorial Documents 1301-1566

  • Index to the Calendar of the Deeds Enrolled within the County of Devon
    compiled by John C Tingey 1930, transcribed by Debbie Kennett

  • Isaac Schonberg: Naval Chronology; or an Historical Summary of Naval & Maritime Events from the time of the Romans, to the Treaty of Peace 1802

  • John Burke: A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry

  • John Charnock: Biographia Navalis, or Impartial Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of Officers of the Navy of Great Britain

  • John Lambrick Vivian: The Visitations of the County of Devon; Comprising the Heralds’ Visitiations of 1531, 1564 & 1620

  • John Prince: The Worthies of Devon 1701

  • John Watkins: An Essay Towards a History of Bideford 1792

  • J.R. Planche: The Conqueror and His Companions 1874

  • Land Tax Records, London 1692-1932

  • Land Tax Records, Surrey 1780-1832

  • London Gazette, Official Public Record

  • London Metropolitan Archives

  • May Wasson: Memories of Ninety Years 1980

  • National Archives at Kew

  • National Probate Calendar 1858-1966

  • Neil F. Stafford: www.johnstafford.org

  • Parliamentary Writs

  • Pat Poppy: Costume Historian Blogspot

  • Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows - Royal College of Surgeons www.livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/biogs/E002870b.htm

  • Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills 1384-1858

  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey and Ordinary’s Accounts Index 1674-1913

  • Rev. C.C. Shaw: A History of the Parish of Aveton Giffard, privately published by Cuthbert Shaw in 1966

  • Richard Polwhele: The History of Devonshire

  • Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death Registers, England and Wales 1578-1837

  • Quaker Published Memorials, US and UK 1818-1919

  • School Admissions and Discharges, London 1813-1911

  • Slave Advertisements in the British Caribbean
    ryfigueroa.blogspot.co.uk

  • Slave Registers of Former British Colonial Dependencies 1813-1834

  • Tristram Risdon: The Chorographical Description or Survey of the County of Devon 1632

  • UK Army Registers of Soldiers Effects 1901-1929

  • UK Articles of Clerkship 1756-1874

  • UK Census Records 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911

  • UK City and County Directories 1766-1946

  • UK General Register Office - Births, Marriages and Deaths

  • UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960

  • UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890-1960

  • UK Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls

  • UK Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices’ Indentures 1710-1811

  • United Grand Lodge Freemason Membership Registers, England 1751-1921

  • University College London, Bloomsbury Project: Home of Hope
    www.ucl.ac.uk/bloomsbury-project/institutions/home_hope.htm

  • University College London, Legacies of British Slave-ownership www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

  • Vere Langford Oliver: The History of the Island of Antigua, One of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the First Settlement in 1635 to the present time, published 1894, Volumes 1 and 3

  • Vere Langford Oliver: West Indian Book Plates, being a first list of plates relating to those islands, published1914

  • William of Malmesbury: Chronicle of the Kings of the English, c. 1128

  • William J. Pinks: The History of Clerkenwell 1881

  • William Richard O’Byrne: A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849

  • With the Forty-Fourths, Being a Record of the Doings of the 44th Field Ambulance (14th Division), published 1922 by Spottiswoode Ballantyne & Co, New Street Square, London

  • Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, London 1659-1930