Local History: British Topography: Heraldry


Second-hand Books and Manuscripts


Family History Research Services

John Townsend: Genealogy Books

We buy and sell secondhand genealogical books, including family histories, transcripts of parish registers, indexes to wills and marriage licences, directories (Kelly, Pigot, White, etc.), Burkes Landed Gentry, Burkes 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 numerous 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.



A recent book by John Townsend is available here:

Historical notes on some chess players







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