The Blood Royal Descent of James Nourse of Virginia from Edward III, King of England and France



~ SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ~

Maria Catharine Nourse Lyle
Author of James Nourse and His Descendants.

Susan Nourse Peterson, Livermore, California
Jim Nourse, Half Moon Bay, California
Rev. Henry Welbon, late of Tucson, Arizona
Ken Whittemore, San Diego, California
Brian J. Lang - Museum Curator, Dumbarton House
Ian Caldwell, Surrey, England
Dr. Maurice W. Long, Atlanta, Georgia
Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald, College of Arms



~ PUBLICATIONS & PERIODICALS ~

BARRON, Oswald, "The Fanes," from The Ancestor: A Quarterly Review of County and Family History, Heraldry and Antiquities, Number XII, pp.4-17, 1905.

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., Ulster King of Arms, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Barontage and Knightage, 2 Volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1847.

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., Ulster King of Arms; BURKE, Ashworth, P., A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Barontage, Privy Council, and Knightage, 2 Volumes. London: Burke's Peerage LTD., 1930.

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., Ulster King of Arms, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Barontage and Knightage, Privy Council, and Order of Precedence, 2 Volumes. London: Shaw Publishing Co., LTD., in conjunction with Burke's Peerage LTD., 1938.

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., Ulster King of Arms, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Barontage & Knightage, 2 Volumes. London: Burke's Peerage LTD., 1959.

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., Ulster King of Arms, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. London: Burke's Peerage, LTD., 1883.

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time. London: Harrison Publishing, 1884.

BURKE, John, and John Bernard Burke A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 Volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publishers, 1846. [ pp. 942-943, "Nourse of Weston-under-Penyard" ]

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., LL.D., Fouder, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry; Including American Families with British Ancestry. London: Burke's Peerage LTD., 1939.

COLLINS, Arthur, The Peerage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers of that Kingdom, &c., Vol III. London. 1779.

COOKE, William Henry, Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the County of Hereford. In Continuation of Duncumb's History, Vol III (Greytree Hundred). London: John Murray, Albermarle Street, 1882.

DUNCUMB, Rev. John, Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the County of Hereford, Vol I & II. Hereford: E.G. Wright, Publisher, 1804.

FITZGERALD, Oscar P., In Search of Joseph Nourse, 1754-1841: America's First Civil Servant. Washington, D.C.: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1995.

LONG, Martha Ann Nourse, Weston Hall, The Unexpected Discovery. Privately Published, 1983.

LYLE, Maria Catharine Nourse, James Nourse and His Descendants. Chicago: Transylvania Press, 1897.

MACKENZIE, George Norbury, Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol. V, Baltimore: The Seaforth Press, 1912.

NAMIER, Sir Lewis and John Brooke, editors, The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790. London: Secker & Warburg, April 1964.

POLLOCK, Linda, With Faith and Physic: the Life of a Tudor Gentlewoman, Lady Grace Mildmay, 1552-1620. London: Collins & Brown Limited, 1993.

ROBINSON, Rev. Charles John, The Mansions of Herefordshire and their Memories London: Longmans & Co, 1872.

RUVIGNY, Melville Amadeus Henry Douglas, 9th Marquis of, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: Being a complete Table of All the Descendants Now Living of Edward III., King of England, The Lancaster Volume Containing the Descendants of John, Duke of Lancaster. London: Melville, 1911.

SPOFFORD, Ernest, Armorial Families of America. Philadelphia: Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. 1929.

THORNE, R. G., Editor, The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820. London: Secker & Warburg, July 1986.



~ PARISH, WILL & PROBATE RECORDS ~


Church of England Bishop's Transcripts: Parish Church of Apethorpe, Northamptonshire, 1605-1831 (LDS Microfilm: FHL BRITISH Film 435983, Items 1-2)

Church of England Parish Registers: St. Owen's Church, Hereford, Herefordshire, 1628-1921 (LDS Microfilm: FHL BRITISH Film 1041600, Items 4-10)>

Church of England Bishop's Transcripts: Parish Church of How-Caple Herefordshire, 1661-1849 (LDS Microfilm: FHL BRITISH Film 992210, Item 5)

Church of England Parish Registers: Parish Church of How-Caple Herefordshire, 1677-1812 (LDS Microfilm: VAULT BRITISH Film 2093686, Items 4 - 5)

Church of England Parish Registers: Parish Church of Weston-under-Penyard, Herefordshire, 1568-1971 (LDS Microfilm: FHL BRITISH Film 1040031, Items 1-16)

Church of England Bishop's Transcripts in the Diocese of Gloucester: Marriage Entries, 1662-1812 (FHL BRITISH Film 208597)

Church of England Bishop's Transcripts: Marriage bonds licensed by the Archdeacon of Oxford, 1618-1668 (FHL BRITISH Film 506451, Items 1-8)

Church of England Parish Register Extracts: Oxfordshire Baptisms, 1540-1812 (LDS Microfilm: FHL BRITISH Film 95052)

Church of England Parish Registers: St. Chad Parish Church, Lichfield Diocese, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 1609-1812 (LDS Microfilm: VAULT BRITISH Film 2098956, Items 3 - 4)

Estate Inventory of Sir William Gregory, Knt. Of Fownhope, Herefordshire, 1696, vellum original (located in the Nourse Family Archives at Dumbarton House, Georgetown, D.C.)

HOPTON, Rev. Michael, B.A., transcriber, The Registers of Canon Frome, Co. Hereford. 1680-1812. Privately printed for the Parish Register Society of England, 1903. [ relevant pages provided by Susan Nourse Peterson ]




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