Origins | Heraldry | Books | William | Site Map | Capt. John | Francis | Irish | Migration | Web Pages |
GenForum | GenConnect | Mail Lists | Geneal Links | Travel | Sign My Guestbook | View My Guestbook | Contact |

The Norwood Family Page


Here you will find bibliographies of books useful in Norwood genealogical research, including published genealogies, abstracts of records, regional, state, county, and local histories, and links to sites that feature similar lists. If you have any books you would like to add to this list, please contact me at:

Search: Enter keywords... logo

Books of General Interest to Norwood Researchers

Allison, William. Chase: A Novel of America in Turmoil. Infinity Publishing Co., West Conshohocken, PA. 2006.

Note: This is a novel using William Norwood, Deborah Winslow, and their daughter, Harriet, of Camden, Maine, as central characters.

Callam, G. Marion Norwood. The Norwoods I. An introduction to their history. A.E. Callam, Pub/Printer, Bushey Heath, Herts. 1963.

Callam, G. Marion Norwood. The Norwoods II. Heraldry and Brasses. A.E. Callam, Pub/Printer, Bushey Heath, Herts. 1965.

Callam, G. Marion Norwood. The Norwoods III. A Chronological History. GMNC, Pub. Printed by Gadds Printers, Ltd., Wenban Road, Worthing, BN11 1HZ. 1997.

Note: The first two are out of print. The third consisted of 400 copies. I have copy no. 155. There may be some remaining. To order The Norwoods III, you can write:

A R Hedges
Flat 13,
17 - 19 Cooden,
East Sussex,
England TN39 3DL

In Great Britain: Price 12 pounds, 50 pence with second class mail.

Overseas orders: You need to get a check or bank draft drawn on a British (London) bank in the amount of 17 pounds, which includes the cost of airmail. Make the check/cheque or bank draft payable to Norwood/Hedges. This will be about US$27-29. Alternatively, you can send US$40 cash.

Tell Tony Hedges the following in your order:

Number of copies requested.
That the check (or cash) is enclosed.
The amount of the check.
Your name and address with zip code in block capitals.

The first fifty copies were signed by Mrs. Callam.

Dempsey, James G. Norwood-Northwood Families of Kent, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. Cincinnati: The Author, 1983.

Note: Available through LDS Family History Centers.

Hills, Peter John. Dane Court, St. Peter's-in-Thanet: a Kentish manor and its families. xii, 125, 20, [4] p. coats of arms, facsims., geneal. tables, plans, ports. 26 cm. Scunthorpe: P. J. Hills, 1972.

SUBJECT: Tomlin family.
SUBJECT: Dane family.
SUBJECT: Norwood family.

NOTE: "A limited first edition of 500 copies." No. 415.

NOTE: Includes bibliographical references.

Library of Congress: ISBN NUMBER: 0950248703
CALL NUMBER: CS439 .T683 1972; LCCN NUMBER: 73-165699

McSwain, Eleanor Davis. The deNorthwode, Norwood Family of Early England and Early Southeast United States. The Author: Macon, GA, 1993.

The cost of the book in July of 1993 was $125.00 from the author, Mrs. Horace L. (Eleanor Davis) McSwain Jr., 1164 South Jackson Spring Road, Macon, GA 31211. It is a large hardbound book, 8-1/2 x 11, and has 607 pages including index.

The New England Norwoods

Babson, John J. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Ann. 350th Anniversary Edition with an introduction and historical review by Joseph E. Garland. Gloucester, Mass: Peter Smith, 1972. (ISBN: 0-8446-0014-8)

Dempsey, James G. Norwoods of Gloucester, Mass. : descendants of Francis Norwood, c. 1636-1709. 1st ed., 2 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Cincinnati, Ohio : J.G. Dempsey, 1979.

SUBJECT: Norwood family.
SUBJECT: Norwood, Francis, ca. 1635-1709--Family.
SUBJECT: Gloucester (Mass.)--Genealogy.

NOTE: Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: CS71.N889 1979a; LCCN NUMBER: 88-175347

Hallowell, William Penrose. Record of a branch of the Hallowell family, including the Longstreth, Penrose, and Norwood branches. 246 p. front., illus., plates (partly col.) ports. 22 cm. Philadelphia: Hallowell & co., 1893.

SUBJECT: Hallowell family (John Hallowell, fl 1682)
SUBJECT: Longstreth family (Bartholomew Longstreth, 1679-1749)
SUBJECT: Penrose family (Bartholomew Penrose, fl 1700)
SUBJECT: Norwood family (Francis Norwood, d 1709)

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: Microfilm 83/5195 (CS); LCCN NUMBER: 09-10191

Norwood, Abraham. The pilgrimage of a pilgrim : for forty years, as he journeyed to, and through, and from the partialist church, into and through sixteen years' experience in the Universalist ministry, and not done yet. 5th and rev. ed. 324 p. ; 16 cm. Boston : Published by the Pilgrim for the Purchaser, 1852.

SUBJECT: Norwood, Abraham, 1806-1880.
NOTE: Autobiography.

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: BX9969.N6 A3 1852; LCCN NUMBER: 37-30619

Norwood, Maureen. Francis Norwood, Immigrant to Massachusetts, and His Descendants (1635-1987). viii, 124 p., [28] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1987.

SUBJECT: Norwood family.
SUBJECT: Norwood, Francis, ca. 1635-1709--Family.
NOTE: Includes index. [This book traces Francis's descendants through Joshua, Joshua, Isaac, ...rcnjr.]

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: CS71.N889 1987; LCCN NUMBER: 87-80674

Direct all correspondence and book orders to the author at:
8 Charleston South
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Parsons, Eleanor, from research by Bergholtz, Peter and Dawson, Donald. Fish,
Timber, Granite and Gold: A Great Stone Wall on Cape Ann Leads to the Story of the Early Norwoods.
91 p., illus. Rockport, Massachusetts: Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museums, 2003.
Book and Cover Design by Leslie D. Bartlett. (Printed in the United States of America by DS Graphics, Lowell, Massachusetts.)

(ISBN 0-97460-51-0-7)

NOTE: Includes bibliography and index.
NOTE: Many photos and maps.

$20 check payable to Sandy Bay Historical Society, P.O. Box 63, Rockport, MA 01966.

Sawtelle, William Otis. Notes on the Norwood family. 23 p. 23 cm. [n.p., 192-?]

SUBJECT: Norwood family.

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: CS71.N889 192- ; LCCN NUMBER: 28-15962

The Maryland Norwoods

Apperson, Alves Benners (Norwood). Genealogy of the Norwood, Hogg, Lovick, Benners and Howell, Garrett, Harrison lines. 5 p. l., [7]-160 p. front., plates, ports., coats of arms. 26 x 19 cm. Portland, Oregon: Binfords and Mort, 1944.

SUBJECT: Norwood family (John Norwood, fl. 1648)
SUBJECT: Hogg family (James Hogg, d. 1805)
SUBJECT: Lovick family (Thomas Lovick, 1680-1759)
SUBJECT: Benner family (Lucas Jacob Benners, 1761-1819)
SUBJECT: Howell family (John Howell, fl. 1637)

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: CS71.N889 1944; LCCN NUMBER: 46-3815

Cuttler, Dona Lou and Michael Dwyer. The History of Hyattstown. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1998.

Part of the write-up on the back of the book:
"In this work, the town's early history is covered in detail and included such things as the beginnings of churches, schools, businesses, and town government. Contributions to the Civil War are recounted as well as improvements made to the town after the war. Houses, businesses, and other buildings along the Great Road (Main Street) are described, accompanied by more than 50 maps and illustrations. Rosters list postmasters, postal patrons, teachers, and ministers. People and places are indexed."

Hurley, William Neal, Jr. Our Maryland Heritage: The ***** Family. Bowie, MD: Heriatge Books, Inc, assorted dates.

***** represent families that married Norwoods--Watkins, Brandenburg, Purdum, Browning, Burdette, Browning, King

William N. Hurley is well known for his works on the Brandenburg, Browning, Burdette, Fry, Fulks, Hines, Hurley, King, Lowder, Maddox, Niekirk, Perry, Pratt, Purdum, Soper, Stottlemyer, Walker and Watkins families.
A full catalogue of genealogies can be found at Heritage Books:

Stein, Charles Francis Jr. The Origin and History of Howard County, Maryland, Baltimore, MD: published by the author in cooperation with the Howard County Historical Society, 1972 (Press of Schneidereith & Sons, Baltimore, MD).

Warfield,J.D, A.M. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. A Genealogical and Biographical Review from Wills, Deeds and Church Records. Baltimore, MD: Hohn & Pollock, 1905--Facsimile Reprint. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc, 1995.

Williams, T.J.C. & Folger McKinsey. History of Frederick County, Maryland. Facsimile Reprint. L. R. Titsworth & Co., pub. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co, 1910.

"from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the war between the states"--by Williams, and "continued from the beginning of the year 1861 down to the present time"--by McKinsey---to this is added a biographical record of representative families prepared from data obtained from original sources of information."
Commonly called "Williams & McKinsey's History of Frederick County". This is considered to be THE SOURCE for Frederick County. Everyone cites it.

The "William Norwood of Virginia" Norwoods

Norwood, John W., Mrs. (nee Margaret Dial) and Charles S. Norwood, comp. & ed. Capt. John Norwood and Mary Warren Norwood : a family history. xxix, 217 p. : ill., map (on lining paper) ; 24 cm. Goldsboro, N.C. : Hilburn Print. Corp., c1979.

SUBJECT: Norwood family.
SUBJECT: South Carolina--Genealogy.

NOTE: Includes bibliographical references and index.

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: CS71.N889 1979; LCCN NUMBER: 79-121641

Norwood, William Howard, James Harvey Norwood, Sr, and Henry Offie Norwood. Comp. "General" John Norwood and related lines. x, 424 p. col. coat of arms, ports. 24 cm. Dallas: Trumpet Press, 1964.

SUBJECT: Norwood family.

Library of Congress:
CALL NUMBER: CS71.N889 1964; LCCN NUMBER: 67-4249

Return to The Norwood Family Page