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Welcome to my family history database.

I hope you like the new style and layout of the database. I have spent many months designing, writing, and testing this new CGI based database, and although not complete by any means I am quite pleased with it.

My database is based on many hours of research through numerous resources (see the Books and Documents section for a list), but mainly the Herald's Visitations of Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire; Burke's Peerage, Burke's Landed Gentry, Glover's History of Derbyshire, John Hutchins' The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, and family documents. A large portion is also attributed to my grandfather's sterling work visiting hundreds of Parish churches.

Most of the information on the Cornish family, and some on the Floyer family, in particular the pictures, has been very kindly provided by Tim Sandberg, to whom I am indebted.
Some of the information on the Codrington family has been very kindly provided by Christopher M Codrington. Research continues on this family, especially the West Indian branch.
Some of the information relating to the Bulteel family has been very kindly provided by Vivien Allen, to whom I am greatly indebted.
I am also grateful to Brenda Cox for a large proportion of the Cox, Pennell, Follet, Carrington entries and allied lines.

Please realise that this is a work in progress, and will probably continue to be so until I get fed-up or die! There are many many lines of research still to be completed and entered into the database - the trouble is that each new line researched adds loads more lines of enquiry to the list.

To the best of my knowledge all the information is correct, however if you come across any blatant errors please let me know.

I hope you find this database useful.

Best Regards, Nigel Batty-Smith


This database was last updated on 13th December 2003. There are now 32495 entries.