The accompanying notes were gathered chiefly at the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, Strand, the Public Record Office, Fetter Lane, and the British Museum, Bloomsbury, while on a visit in London during the summer and fall of 1879. They were written mostly with a pencil, and done in great haste in order to cover as much ground in as short lime as possible. No claim therefore is made for entire accuracy, though it is hoped that very few essential mistakes will be found. They are put forward rather as hints and clues, with a view to promote further research and in the hope that they will lead to additional discoveries that shall result in the inter-weaving of new strands into the great bond of kinship which unites the New World to the Old.

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In order that those interested in the various names referred to may know where to look for the full text of any record of which an abstract is here given, the reference, in almost every case, is appended to such abstract, indicating, if a will, the book and leaf, and, if an inquisition or fine roll, the regnal year and part and number. Most of the wills examined were recorded in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; a few extracts were made from the records of the Consistory and the Commissary Courts of London, and the references in these latter cases indicate which Registry is meant; where no such indication is given the registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury is to be understood. Besides the wills thus referred to, a very slight examination was made of the old Pichmondshire wills (now kept in Somerset House), the Devonshire wills (at Exeter) and the Yorkshire wills (at York).

Appended to some of these abstracts will be found more or less copious notes made up from the (rather scanty) resources at hand in Salem, and added with the hope of exciting an interest in other investigators who may have larger means or better opportunities to extend these investigations.

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Alley2View Page
Aspinall2View Page
Balch3View Page
Baldwin7View Page
Bankes8View Page
Bartole9View Page
Bartram10View Page
Bickford10View Page
Bigg11View Page
Birchmore11View Page
Bolde55View Page
Bordman11View Page
Bradstreet12View Page
Bradstreet53View Page
Bray12View Page
Bridges13View Page
Brisco17View Page
Calef17View Page
Cash17View Page
Champernon17View Page
Chever19View Page
Choate19View Page
Coffin19View Page
Collins20View Page
Converse22View Page
Cotton22View Page
Curwen23View Page
Daniel24View Page
Davison25View Page
Downing26View Page
Downing149View Page
Draper26View Page
Edes27View Page
Eppes8View Page
Evance27View Page
Evans27View Page
Fenwick47View Page
Fielder34View Page
Firmin35View Page
Firmyn34View Page
Fiske39View Page
Flint39View Page
Fogg8View Page
Foster40View Page
Gardner40View Page
Gilbert40View Page
Greenleaf50View Page
Guppie51View Page
Hacker51View Page
Hancock51View Page
Haskett51View Page
Hassam53View Page
Hathorne53View Page
Hathorne48View Page
Heath55View Page
Higginson56View Page
Hollock57View Page
Holyoke57View Page
Ingersoll59View Page
Ives60View Page
Jefferay27View Page
Kemble62View Page
Kitchen62View Page
Kitteridge62View Page
Lillie62View Page
Linton62View Page
Long63View Page
Lord72View Page
Manning73View Page
Mansfield77View Page
Mason78View Page
Merry79View Page
Newell79View Page
Newhall79View Page
Norman84View Page
Normanton85View Page
Northend85View Page
Norton89View Page
Osgood98View Page
Patch98View Page
Peache101View Page
Pepperell51View Page
Phippen102View Page
Phips52View Page
Pickering102View Page
Pilgrim102View Page
Poore103View Page
Potter103View Page
Prince103View Page
Putnam104View Page
Ruck105View Page
Sage105View Page
Sargent107View Page
Sedgwicke54View Page
Sheafe107View Page
South112View Page
Sparhawke113View Page
Stanton116View Page
Stileman118View Page
Sylvester55View Page
Tidd120View Page
Traske121View Page
Tredwell121View Page
Warnett45View Page
Washbourne13View Page
Waters121View Page
Way130View Page
West130View Page
Wheatland130View Page
Whipple131View Page
Wilkinson132View Page
Willard131View Page
Willows133View Page
Woodcock13View Page
Source: Emmerton, James A. and Waters, Henry F. <cite>Gleanings from English Records about New England Families</cite>. Historical Collections, Essex Institute, Volume XVII, No. 1. Salem: Salem Press. 1880.