RICHARD EDWARDS AND HIS WIFE, CATHERINE POND MAY, THEIR ANCESTORS, LIVES AND DESCENDANTS, Rev. Maurice Dwight Edwards, privately printed, Minnesota, 1931; tracing back to, and beyond, William Edwards, of Gloucester, an immigrant to Connecticut in 1639; other branches including Tuttle, Ogden, Von Vorst, Brown Willett; includes chapters on Ancestry of Richard Edwards, Ancestry of Catherine Pond May, Lives of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edwards, Descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edwards; folding ancestral chart; illus., index, 209pp; 8vo; orig. half- cloth gilt, a firm, clean copy. 18 pounds

 

ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE MONOUX FAMILY, G.F. Bosworth & C. Saunders, Walthamstow Antiquarian Society, London, 1928; a collection of references culled from various historical sources; 2 illus.; indexes; 57pp; 4to; orig. printed wrappers, a good copy. 14 pounds

 

THE DESCENDANTS OF VEACH WILLIAMS, OF LEBANON, CONN., Alexander Hamilton Wright, New Haven ,1887; Who was of the fifth generation from Robert Williams, who came from England in 1637, and settled at Roxbury, Mass.; also the ancestry of Lucy Walsworth, wife of Veach Williams; including short biographical notes on numerous individuals; 128+35+24pp; 8vo; orig. green cloth gilt, boards water stained, otherwise a firm copy. 10 pounds

A pencil inscription on the title page reads: Kathleen J Harper from her papa Sunday Dec. 10th 1893.

 

THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF A FAMILY LIVING, BEING A HISTORY OF THE RILANDS OF SUTTON COLDFIELD, Rev. W.K. Riland Bedford, 1889; 5 illus., including folding map frontispiece (repaired on fold with sellotape); list of subscribers; index; x+176pp; small 4to; orig. dec. cloth gilt, a sound copy, spine darkened, a very small piece chipped from top of backstrip. 15 pounds

 

MEMORIALS OF A WARWICKSHIRE FAMILY, Rev. Bridgeman G.F.C.W. Boughton-Leigh, Oxford Univ. Press, 1906; re family of Leigh and Boughton-Leigh; frequent illustrations; 2 pedigrees; xvi+208pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. green cloth, all edges gilt, a firm, clean copy. 30 pounds

 

FAMILY QUARTETTE, Cosmo W.H. Rawlins, 1962; divided into four parts, viz.: the reminiscences of a Somerset schoolboy and Cambridge undergraduate in the 1830s and 1840s, and the recollections of a soldier of the John Company, Major General J.S. Rawlins, before, during and after the Mutiny; the adventures of Fredk. Hooper, a missionary in Mauritius and S. Africa, 1813-1820; George Smith Windham, a veteran of the Crimea and Indian Mutiny turned Plymouth Brother; and stories about the Russells taken from the writings of the fox-hunting Lord Charles, from the diary of his 18 year old daughter, Isabella, and from those of his son, that born raconteur, the Rt. Hon. G.W.E. Russell; illus. incl. armorial frontispiece, pedigrees, index, xxi+396pp; 8vo; orig. cloth gilt, dust-jacket, a good, firm copy. 12 pounds

 

A HISTORY OF THE BATTISCOMBE AND BASCOM FAMILIES OF ENGLAND AND AMERICA,

G.B. Barrow, 1976; a limited edition of 250 copies; armorial frontispiece, pedigree, 3 appendices, index; 59pp; 8vo;

orig. gilt dec. cloth, a very good copy. 20 pounds

 

THE TITFORD FAMILY 1547-1947, J.S. Titford, 1989; the story of 12 generations of Titfords traced back to the village of Bratton, Wilts. in the 16th century; frequent illus.; pedigrees, index; xxx+239pp, plus list of subscribers; 4to; orig. cloth, dust-jacket, almost as new. 7 pounds

 

DEW WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS IN THE PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY, abstracted by Richard Holworthy, n.d. [circa 1930?]; detailed abstracts of 109 wills; armorial frontispiece, 36pp; folio; black cloth gilt. 22 pounds

 

 

Army and Navy

 

HONOUR THE LIGHT BRIGADE, W.M. Lummis & K.W. Wynn, 1973; a record of the service of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the five light cavalry regiments which made up the Light Brigade at Balaclava on October 25th 1854 and saw service in the Crimea from September 1854 to the end of the war; recording the services of 2,000 individuals, with interesting biographical notes; illus., 320pp; 8vo; orig. cloth, dust-jacket, a good copy. 15 pounds

 

[ESSEX REGIMENT PRISONERS OF WAR, 1939-45]† An (apparently) unpublished work containing typescript alphabetical lists of the Essex Regimentís prisoners of war, 1939-45. Roughly 1,300 men are recorded. There are two separate lists, viz. Italy and Germany and German-occupied territories, with subdivisons for officers and other ranks. For each P.O.W. is recorded the camp number, P.O.W. number, name, rank and reg. number. Data sheets are included about the camps (including the camp numbers) and regiments, apparently photocopies of contemporary army or government records.† One private in camp 4A (Hohenstein) is recorded as having changed identity with another prisoner, a flight officer in the R.A.F. in a different camp! 42pp, including a few blanks; 4to; bound in plum cloth, spine lettered in gilt, in excellent condition. 40 pounds

 

THE MONTHLY ARMY LIST, APRIL 1898, H.M.S.O.; xi+1506+xciii+24pp; 8vo; orig. wrappers, good copy. 20 pounds

 

THE GLAMORGAN REGIMENTS OF MILITIA, B. Owen, 1990; second volume in the series Welsh Militia and Volunteer Corps 1757-1908; including lists of personnel; illus., index, 279pp; 8vo; orig. cloth, dust-jacket, virtually as new. 4 pounds

Family Histories (continued)