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      John Townsend          Genealogy Books

Click below to see a selection of Genealogy and British Topography books:


Genealogical Reference  Family Histories  Peerage, Gentry, Royalty    Burke’s Landed Gentry  Burke’s Peerage  


Bedfordshire    Berkshire    Buckinghamshire     Cambridgeshire       Cheshire      Cornwall       Cumberland   


Derbyshire      Devon       Dorset       Durham         Essex        Gloucestershire       Hampshire        Herefordshire


 Hertfordshire     Huntingdonshire     Kent    Lancashire      Leicestershire   Lincolnshire     London & Middlesex    


 Norfolk        Northamptonshire & Rutland         Northumberland          Nottinghamshire         Oxfordshire


 Shropshire      Somerset     Staffordshire   Suffolk     Suffolk manuscripts    Surrey      Sussex      Warwickshire        


Westmorland    Wiltshire    Worcestershire    Yorkshire     Wales      Scotland    Ireland      Jersey      Europe


American Genealogy     Heraldry    Schools & Universities     Army & Navy      History      Belgium     France 


Germany       Italy          Spain           Switzerland                                                                                  Chess

We buy and sell secondhand genealogical books, including family histories, transcripts of parish registers, indexes to wills and marriage licences, Kelly’s directories (and Pigot’s, White’s, etc.), Burke’s Landed Gentry, Burke’s Peerage, royalty, hearth tax, Protestation returns, heraldry books, pedigrees (including pedigrees recorded at heraldic visitations, Harleian Society, etc.), army and navy lists, other naval and military books, school registers, university lists, clergy lists, biographical reference works, and genealogical reference, etc..


Our stock of British topography and local history includes county antiquities, Victoria county history, parish histories, guide books, and many other books about specific places. 


We offer manuscript books and unbound manuscripts relating to local history, genealogy and heraldry, including manuscript wills, parish records, manorial documents, and indentures.  


John Townsend’s new book is available here:

Historical notes on some chess players







Please click the Research button for information about our genealogical research services.