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If your re­search takes you back be­tween 1350 and 1550 and you sus­pect that your an­ces­tors may have hailed from abroad, you can search for them for free to dis­cover if they were im­mi­grants at eng­land­sim­mi­grants.com.

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Eng­land’s Im­mi­gra­tion Data­base

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Nav­i­gate to the home­page and en­ter the name of your an­ces­tor in the box on the right-hand side. Fil­ter by date if nec­es­sary. For ex­am­ple, you may be look­ing for Henry Cot­ton. In that in­stance, en­ter the sur­name Cot­ton and then press ‘Search’.

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All the re­sults for in­di­vid­u­als named Cot­ton will ap­pear, in­clud­ing one for Henry Cot­ton. You can click on ei­ther “Sum­mary” or “Full Record” to ob­tain fur­ther de­tails. The op­tions for a full record will de­tail the ori­gins of the record.

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Here, the full record is from the Cal­en­dar of the Pa­tent Rolls pre­served in the Pub­lic Record Of­fice. The data­base is com­piled from a va­ri­ety of pub­lished and un­pub­lished records – tax­a­tion as­sess­ments, let­ters of deniza­tion and pro­tec­tion, plus other li­cences and grants.

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