Genuine documents for local historians, and anyone researching English ancestors, or their family roots in England.
I sell genuine Antiquarian documents and ephemera – mostly written during the 18th and 19th centuries, (but some earlier, or later). My aim is to pass them on to people researching the individuals to whom the documents relate. If you would like to buy real documents relating to your ancestors, check my stock list to see whether I have any of interest to you.
This web site has been arranged with the documents detailed under the name of the English County which was relevant at the time the document was written. Later changes to County Boundaries have been ignored. There will not always be documents available for every county listed, but I will be making frequent updates – so if you cannot find something of interest today, please look again, in a few weeks. For ancestors who lived outisde of England, please look under " UK Other and Ireland" (for Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and under "Outside UK" for other countries. The "Miscellaneous" page lists other items which may be of interest to Family or Local Historians.
Please contact me, Beryl Anderson, to check for the availability of a document you would like to purchase, or if you cannot find where on my website the document description for your ancestor is - give me the name of the person you are researching and the area in which they lived and I will make a search for you and send you the relevant description.
Prices: are shown in £ sterling and include postage within the U.K. Orders for documents costing £16 or more, will be sent by Recorded Delivery. Payment must be made with the order, in £ sterling. If you are NOT within the UK, please tell me which country you live in, as this affects the cost of postage.
Documents: (with the exception of a few miscellaneous items) are listed under the county of residence. Within each County, documents for which there is one main party – such as a Will – are listed alphabetically, by surname; documents for which there are two or more main parties – such as Property Conveyances, Leases, Marriage Settlements, or Mortgages, are listed alphabetically, by place name, followed by the names of the main parties. The majority of entries also include details of other surnames appearing in the document.
Antique Embroidered Samplers: Did your great grandmother sew a Sampler? For a selection of Samplers available for sale, please turn to my Samplers page. I have a number of Samplers for sale, many of which I have conserved by hand-sewing the Sampler onto either natural unbleached linen, or raw silk and mounting this onto museum quality board before having it framed and glazed (using the original frame where possible). If you are interested in making a purchase, I can email a photograph of a particular Sampler to you, quoting a price. Most of my Samplers are for sale at Great Grooms Antiques Centre, Hungerford, Berks www.greatgrooms.co.uk .
By appointment only