This section contains digital copies of books that have been preserved for generations on library shelves before being scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. They have survived long enough for the copyright to expire and for the books to enter the public domain.
Any marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in the scanned copy, a reminder of these books’ long journeys from publisher to library and finally to you.
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- Proposals for Printing by Subscription, a New Edition of the Description of Leicestershire, Containing Matters of Antiquity, History, Armory and Genealogy (21Mb)
This will open at page 58, a description of the village of Burrow. Robert de Stokeden and William de Stockden are mentioned on page 59.
Pages 58-59 can be downloaded separately (631k).
- The Supplementary Volume to the Leicestershire Views, Containing a Series of Excursions in the Year 1790, to the Villages and Places of Note in the County (31Mb)
This will open at page 184, a description of the village of Burrow. Robert de Stokeden is mentioned on page 185.
Pages 184-185 can be downloaded separately (610k).
- A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England (40Mb)
This will open at page 485 where Sir William Skeffington is mentioned. Sir Richard Skeffington and Sir Chichester Skeffington are mentioned on page 486.
Pages 485-486 can be downloaded separately (797k).