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'Family History Research' 2nd edition
Last updated 17/9/2015

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Volume One - 'The French Connection' of this book is now out of print
This site contains the second edition of the completed book.

In 2003, a second volume, 'The European Dimension' was published privately & on the web.
This comprised Patrick's original notes from 1980 and the research of Ken Baldry (his 7th cousin, once removed), hastily assembled for Xmas that year.

This second edition eliminates the overlap between the two volumes, corrects some mistakes (but, inevitably, not all) & incorporates more research. It is published on the web now, as it answers many questions which have been submitted to Ken by members of the Delaforce & Caumont families.
It can also be downloaded as a .PDF file (6.1MB)

Any further information would be gratefully received (please e-mail me). I am already co-operating with a possible distant cousin, Domenico Mastromarino & contacts in the Force Scrapbook, last updated 17/1/2015.

The 1st edition of the book can be downloaded as 2 .pdf files,
Patrick's original Volume One (3.9MB) on this link and Patrick & Ken's Volume Two (4.8MB) on this link.

Introduction to the First edition

Introduction to the Second edition

Chapter 1 - The Port Wine Shippers updated 17/9/2015

Chapter 2 - The Fishmongers of London - the Delforce family

Chapter 3 - 19th & 20th Century Families updated 8/6/2009

Chapter 4 - The Dullforces

Chapter 5 - 18th Century English Families updated 7/12/2005

Chapter 6 - The Delaforces and Delforces in Australia
updated 23/1/2008

Chapter 7 - The Canadian Family updated 7/12/2005

Chapter 8 - "Le beau Chevalier, the Card and the Philanthropist"

Chapter 9 - A short history of Pawn Broking updated 17/12/2005

Chapter 10 The Delaforces in 17th Century London
updated 17/12/2005

Chapter 11 - The Money Men and the London Guilds and Trades

Chapter 12 - The Silkweavers of London tree updated 18/5/2009

1st Silkweavers Family Tree updated 4/3/2006

2nd Silkweavers Family Tree updated 19/9/2011

3rd Silkweavers Family Tree updated 30/4/2014

4th Silkweavers Family Tree added 4/3/2006

Chapter 13 - The 16th century Huguenot families in London - first arrivals updated 25/8/2015

Chapter 14 - The Reformation updated 17/12/2005

Chapter 15 - The Huguenots at Bay updated 17/12/2005

Chapter 16 - The London Churches and the Threadneedle Street Capers

Chapter 17 - The Guisne' Delaforces updated 17/12/2005

Chapter 18 - The American Families

Chapter 19 - The Caumonts updated 7/12/2005

Chapter 20 - The Secret Agents

Chapter 21 - James and the Queens of Scotland & England

Chapter 22 - King Henry VIII's troubleshooter - John

Chapter 23 - Sir Anthony de La Force and Perkin Warbeck, the Pretender

Chapter 24 - Sir Bernard - Ambassador for Four English Kings

Knights family Tree (1)

Knights family Tree (2)

Chapter 25 - The Gascon Lord and the Battle of Barnet

Chapter 26 - What the French historians say about the Delaforce family

Chapter 27 - The Hundred Years War

Chapter 28 - Fourcès

Chapter 29 - The family in the Auvergne

Chapter 30 - La Force

Chapter 31 - The Bordeaux wine growers

Chapter 32 - The Gascon merchants in London - 13th century

Chapter 33 - The Gironde and Gascony in the 12th and 13th centuries

Chapter 34 - The Prelates

Chapter 35 - The Poitevins, Battle of Hastings and Domesday Book

Chapter 36 - King John and William - the Feudal Adventurer

Chapter 37 - Richard, Coeur de Lion's friend - William

Chapter 38 - The Mysterious Earls of Albermarle and the Conqueror's Family updated 24/4/2014

chapter 39 - The Fezensacs and Armagnacs

chapter 40 - The Princes of Verdun

chapter 41 - The consequences of Bernard de la Force

chapter 42 - Fortun & Aurea

chapter 43 - Early Goths

Chapter 44 - Later Goths

Chapter 45 - Gothic triumph & disaster

Chapter 46 - Early Franks

Chapter 47 - The Girls & later Merovingians

Chapter 48 - Early Gascony

chapter 49 - Charlemagne

Chapter 50 - Later Gascons

Chapter 51 - Navarre

Chapter 52 - The Delaforce outrageous claim

Appendix I - Genealogical Sources in the UK

Appendix II - French Sources of Genealogy & Family History

Appendix III - Latin Chartes

App IV - Whatever happened to Gersinde?

App IV - 2 Aznar Count of Gascony 819

App IV - 3 Lope I Count of Bigorre (830-870)

App IV - 4 Garsende of Gascony (923-975)

App IV - 5 William II Count of Perigord (860 - 920)

App IV - 6 The Taillefers

App V - American trees from Matthew updated 30/8/2013

App V - 2 Thomas FORCE 13/9/1693

App V - 3 Thomas Palmer FORCE c1733

App V - 4 Mark FORCE abt 1674

App V - 5 Samuel FORCE 1726

App V - 6 Thomas FORCE 21/12/1758

App V - 7 Benjamin FORCE ?1698

App VI - Our Straight Lines

App VII - Luther's 95 Theses

App VIII - The Edict of Nantes

App IX - Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

App X - The Family Tree of Bernard de la Force

Notes on Montreal

Notes on Meymac

Notes on Verdun


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