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The Plant Family History Group - Official Journal

Roots & Branches
The official journal of the Plant Family History Group is called Roots and Branches. Full text versions of both series 1 and 2 are available below.
  • Series 1 was published from 1990 to 2007 on a twice yearly basis by W Keith Plant and it contains articles that were provided by members of the Group.
  • Series 2 was produced similarly by Peter Johnson between 2010 and 2014.

Series 1 was initialy made available on paper to paid up members and various libraries but, by 2007, emphasis was changing increasingly towards communication by email and this website. Keith relinquished the production of Series 1 in 2007, though Peter Johnson restarted a slightly less formal Series 2 of the Journal in 2010, not least for the benefit of those with less access to IT.

Some advances have been made over the timescale since the journal issues were published, concerning in particular..


Journal Contents

Select a Series 1 Issue Number:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34 

Or a Series 2 Issue Number:  2:1  2:2  2:3  2:4  2:5  2:6  2:7  2:supplement 


CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 1 (Dec 1990)

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Aims of the Journal by W K Plant Page 3
Origin of the Name by WKP Page 4
Occurrence of the name by WKP Page 4
Members' Interests Page 7
Plant City - Florida by G B Plant Page 10
Plant and Fishers - Dudley Port Ironworks by WKP Page 12
Elworth Hall Plants - Episode 1 - Early years by John P Harthan and WKP Page 13
Pottery Plants - Trade descriptions by Winifred Stuart Page 17
The Conversion of monetary value to 1985 figures Page 19
Plants Boxing Booth by G R Tweedie Page 19
Robert Plant of Cheadle by John Roberts Page 20
Indexed Parish Register - Lancs and Cheshire Page 27
Frederick Plant 1903-1972 and his influence on the Pottery Industry by Gerald Plant Page 27
Members of the Society Page 28
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 2 (June 1991)

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Aims of the Journal by W K Plant Page 1
William Plant - Stockport Grammar School by WKP Page 1
Plants - Leicester 1851 Census by Sian Plant Page 2
Members' Interests Page 4
Early Staffordshire Plants by WKP Page 7
Staffordshire Burial Index by WKP Page 7
John Plant and Hannah Weddon of Branford, Connetticutt by WKP Page 8
Detective Work by Christine O'Donovan Page 12
The Plants of Elworth Hall - Second Instalment by WKP Page 15
Plants who attended Oxford and Cambridge Universities by WKP Page 27
Plants at Clowne (c 1780) by Dr John S Plant Page 29
Do you know this Lady? by WKP Page 37
Terms - Houses and Farm Buildings by WKP Page 38
Members of the Society by WKP Page 41
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 3 (Jan 1992)

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Aims of the Journal by W Keith Plant Page 1
Members' Interests Page 2
Plant of St Louis, Missouri by WKP Page 5
Mortality Records - Manchester Cathedral by WKP Page 7
Plants near Baslow by Dr John S Plant Page 12
Nipper by Denise Weston Page 15
The Staffordshire Burial Index by WKP Page 16
Useful Addresses - Staffordshire Records by WKP Page 21
Old Names for traders and Occupations Page 22
Plants in the Publication of The London Record Society by John Plant Page 24
Plants of Elworth Hall - Chapter No. 3 by WKP Page 25
Bound Apprentices - U.S.A. by WKP Page 31
Desford - Leicestershire Records by Sandy Powell Page 32
Robert Plant - Clerk by WKP Page 41
Members of the Group Page 44
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 4 (July 1992)

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Aims of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 2
Blacksmith Plants near Clowne Page 5
Lost Cousins Page 8
Cheshire Hearth Tax Page 9
Birmingham Directory 1870 - Plant References Page 9
The Staffordshire Burial Index - Hannah to James Page 10
Land Measurement Page 12
The Plant Family and the Goldfields of Queensland Page 13
Famine Immigrants Page 31
Members of the Group Page 36
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 5 (Jan 1993)

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Introduction Page 1
Members' Interests Page 2
Elworth Hall - Chapter 4 Page 5
List of Cheshire Wills Page 17
Manchester Court Leet Records Page 21
Map of Staffs showing ancient parishes Page 22
Plants around N.E. Derbyshire Page 23
Coins and Tokens Page 29
Early Staffordshire Records - Continuation Page 30
Leek - Plant references Page 31
The French Connection Page 38
Increase Cook Plant of Georgia U S A Page 41
Members of the Group Page 50
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 6 (Aug 1993)

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Members Page 1
Map of Cheshire showing ancient parishes Page 3
Wm Plant of Sale Page 4
J Plant - Prizefighter Page 5
Plants in Cheshire 1851 Census - Analysis Page 6
Burial Index for Staffordshire - Jane to Judith Page 11
Cheshire Oath of Allegiance Page 15
Charles Plant of Clowne Page 16
Place Names Page 23
Robert Hazzlehurst Plant of Georgia Page 24
John Plante - Westminster 1343 Page 29
Diary of John Plant of Leekfrith Page 30
Richmond Warwick Plant of Cradley Heath Page 41
Miscellaneous Stray - Middlesborough Page 43
Letters Page 44
Members' Interests Page 45
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 7 (1994)

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Members of the Group Page 1
The Court Rolls of the Lordship of Macclesfield 1345-1485 Page 4
Charles Harvey Plant of Preston Page 7
1851 Census - Stockport Cheshire Page 8
John Plant - Librarian of Salford Page 12
Plant Reference in Will of Joseph Howard of Brooklyn, New York State 1886 
Irish Connections Page 14
Diary of John Plant of Leekfrith - 2 June 1849 to 8 October 1849 Page 15
Useful Addresses - UK Records Page 24
Miscellaneous Information - Bury Lancashire Page 28
Sheffield Plants (circa 1850) Page 29
Thomas Plant of Coventry 1483 Page 34
Calendor to Pleadings Wilts 1558-9 Page 34
Plants Extracted from the PO Commercial Directory 1860 for
Staffordshire and Birmingham
 Page 35
Members' Interests Page 40
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 8 (Aug 1994)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 4
Letters Page 7
Extracts from 1851 Census for Macclesfield - Cheshire Page 8
Treatment of the Poor Page 14
Early Staffordshire Records (continued) Page 17
Sheffield Plants from Duckmanton Page 21
Staffordshire Burial Index (continued) Page 28
The Plants of St Louis U.S.A. Page 31
Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood House Farm (continued) Page 38
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 9 (Jan 1994)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 4
George Henry Plant of Macon Georgia U.S.A. Page 7
Obituary of Wm Plant - Member No 72 Page 9
The Plant Family of Cheadle Page 10
Clowne Plants in Sheffield Page 15
We all know about Grandma Plant
or If uncle hadn't married an Austrian
 Page 28
Extracts from 1851 Census - Bowdon, Cheshire Page 32
Plants of Gloucester Page 35
John Plant of Hazzlewood House Farm - Leek Frith Page 43
Monetary values in Byegone Times Page 44
Staffordshire Burial Index - Noah to Samuel Page 48
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 10 (July 1995)

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CommentsPage 1
Members of the Group Page 3
Members' Interests Page 6
Around Plants Yard (Dr John Plant) Page 9
Staffordshire Burial Index (Sarah to Susanna) Page 18
My Suffolk Plants Page 20
A Strange Tale Page 24
The Plant Family of Cheadle Staffs Page 26
Plants Brushes - Wolverhampton Page 32
An Account of James Plant's Voyage to Australia 1854 Page 41
The Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood House Farm 1849-1853  Page 44
Contents of previous Journals Page 49
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 11 (Jan 1996)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 4
Sheffield Area Plants (Dr John S Plant) Page 7
The Manufacture of Buttons - Late 19th Century Birmingham Page 19
Untangling the Vine - The Geographic Plants Page 23
The Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood Farm - Leekfrith Page 30
Appointment of John Plant of Walsall - Overseas of the Poor 1752 Page 36
Plant Extracts 1851 Census Runcorn Page 38
The Pioneers of Utica USA Page 40
Plant Family Involvement in the Hatting Industry of North West England  Page 54
Staffordshire Burial Index Page 5?
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 12 (Aug 1996)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interest Page 4
The Plant Family and Hatting Industry in the North West England Page 7
Staffordshire Burial Index Uncle to William Page 14
The Wandering Plants Page 16
Distaff Kin of Benjamin Plant of Sheffield (1742-1806) by Dr John S Plant  Page 19
The Manufacture of Buttons - Late 19th Century Page 33
The Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood Farm 1 Jan to 29 March 1851  Page 35
1851 Census Returns Northwich Cheshire Page 39
Removal Orders and what happened to Mary Plant Page 43
Extracts from Coventry and Lichfield Diocese Ordination Register Page 46
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 13 (Jan 1997)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 5
Introduction Page 9
Letters Page 11
Extracts from 1851 Census Congleton and Sandbach Cheshire Page 21
Staffordshire Burial Index - supplement Aaron to George Page 29
Plant Family USA Page 34
The Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood Farm - 2 April to 30 June 1851  Page 37
The Sheffield Plant base by around 1800 (Dr John Plant) Page 41
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 14 (Aug 1997)

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Members of The Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 4
The New Family Records Centre Page 7
Sheffield Plants (Dr John Plant) Page 8
Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood Page 30
The Plant Family and the Goldfield of Queensland - supplement  Page 36
Staffordshire Burial Index Page 41
1851 Census for Nantwich and Crewe, Cheshire Page 45
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 15 (Jan 1998)

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Members of The Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 5
Editors Comments Page 8
Millenium Get Together Page 12
Extracts from 1851 Census for Chester Page 13
Staffordshire Burial Index Page 16
Possible Origins for the Sheffield Plants (Dr John Plant)  Page 20
The Brightside Plants Page 43
Members' Letters Page 46
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 16 (June 1998)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 5
Millennium Get Together Page 9
Editor's Comments inc. research details of new members Page 10
Origins of the Plant Name
A View with Particularity to its Meaning in NW England (by Dr John S Plant) 
Page 13
Somerset House Wills Records by Judith Kirkby (Member No. 139) Page 37
Staffordshire Burial Index (Supplement Nathan to Samuel) Page 43
Early Leicester Records Page 45
The Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood Farm 6 Jan to 20 June 1852 Page 48
Miscellaneous Strays - Market Harborough Page 52
Members' Letters Page 53
Plant Calendar of Wills - County Court of Lichfield by Sue Woods Page 56
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 17 (Jan 1999)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' interests Page 5
Introduction Page 9
Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood Farm, Leekfrith, North Staffs.
From 2 March 1853 including description of Visit made to the Isle of Man
Page 12
1851 Census Cheshire - Extracts covering The Wirral including Birkenhead and Tranmere  Page 13
Immigration to Victoria Australia from British Ports 1859-1869 Page 15
Palmers Index to the Times Page 17
Plantagenet times to Sheffield ca 1800:
600 years from the Plant Name's Origins to a
Plant's Yard Plant Family (by Dr John S Plant)
Page 22
Staffordshire Burial Index Page 46
Emigrants to Australia 1863 (William and Mary Ann Plant of Manchester, England Page 48
Letters Page 54
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 18 (Sep 1999)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interest Page 5
Introduction including The Web Site/Computerisation of Records Page 9
Early Plant Origins and the Peak
NW Plant origins and possible links across the Peak to Sheffield (by Dr John S Plant) 
Page 12
Plant Re-union 19 June 1999 Page 36
Members' letters Page 45
Wrekin District Roll of Honour Page 50
The Diary of John Plant of Hazzlewood Farm, North Staffordshire
Concluding installments incorporate Review of years 1852 and 1853
The last words of John Plant John Plant's family, friends and neighbours
Page 51
Leek - Staffordshire - Early Plants Page 53
Palmers Index to the Times 1790-1905 Page 57
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 19 (Jan 2000)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 5
Introduction Page 8
Victoria Pioneer Index File 1838-8
Including addresses of Australian State Registry Offices8
Page 10
Errant Plantagenets and settled Plants
The Plantagenet surname and some early proximities of the Plants (by Dr John S Plant)
Page 18
Palmers Index to the Times 1790-1905
Case A 5th September 1874 - Isaac Plant for Selling bad hams - Sheffield
Case B 18th March 1868 - Robert, Thomas and David Plant for horse stealing Tooting and Peckham 
Case C 17th December 1857 - Ann Plant for wilful murder of John Plant at Wolverhampton
Page 41
Extracts from Durham Record Office comprising
Calendar of prisoners in Durham Jail 1861-71
Mining deaths in Great Britain 1850-70
Page 43
Miscellaneous extracts from Commercial Directories Page 44
Staffordshire Burial Index - Teresa to Thomas Page 46
John Plant - Bury Football Club Page 48
Plant-related material in the PRO and British Library Page 50
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 20 (Aug 2000)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 5
Introduction Page 8
Members' Letters Page 10
Elsie Plant (100 years of age) Page 14
The Museum of Hatting Page 15
Format of Proposed Web Site Page 17
Plantagenets Vita and Plant's Yard Life
Life's meaning in Plantagenet times and a Plant's Yard Plant shoemaker (by Dr John S Plant)
Page 18
Extracts from Palmers Index to the Times
George Plant aged 32 charged with the wilful Murder of Wm Wilson of Sheffield on 25 Jan 1859 
Page 39
Staffordshire Burial Index - W to William (additional to Journal 12, pages 14-15) Page 41
John Plant of Lincoln 1394-5 Page 43
Plants included in the 1881 British Census for the county of Suffolk (21 pages) Supplement
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 21 (Jan 2001)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 5
Introduction Page 8
Why the Group now has a Web Site Page 11
Members' Letters Page 12
Plant Distribution in 1881 Census (by W Keith Plant)  Page 16
From Pot to Plant (by Fay Bielewiez) Page 19
The Rose and her Establisher Offshoots
13th century Plant name origins and some contemporary literature (by Dr John S Plant)
Page 22
What is a Behinder Page 47
Staffordshire Marriage Index Index - Abigail to Bridgett Page 48
Miscellaneous Extracts - Pigot's Directories (early 19th Century) Page 55
British Certificate Costs - Civil Registration Page 57
The Black Country and the part played by Plant and Fisher, Iron works, Dudley Port (by W Keith Plant)  Page 58
Plants included in the 1881 British Census for the county of Lincoln (15 pages) Supplement
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 22 (Aug 2001)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 5
Introduction Page 8
New Members - Areas of Interest Page 10
Descendants of Early Plants in North America (by Linda Waggoner) Page 13
Web Site Report (Dr John Plant) Page 17
Members' Letter Page 17
Wm Plant - Boatswain (by Brad Scott) Page 20
Kingswinford Records (by Kathy Compagno, Dorian Greenbaum, Keith Plant)
comprising 1841 Census, Marriages 1828-76, Baptismal register Shut End Primitive Methodist Pensnett 1845-87 
Page 24
Intertwining Plants: A story of Cooperation and Friendship (Dorian Greenbaum)Page 30
Plantagenet soul and Prince of Peace
Medieval Meaning of the Plant name and its subsequent distribution (by Dr John S Plant) 
Page 32
Plant Extracts - 1851 Census - Cheadle, Staffs (by Earl Davies) Page 46
Plant and Fishers Ironworks - Dudley Port Page 52
Black Country Plants - Wills 1858-1914 (by Shirley Hughes) Page 53
Commercial Directory 1816-17 Page 57
Joe Plant - Bury Football Club Page 58
Staffordshire Marriage Index Index - Cassander to Elizabeth Page 59
Plants included in the 1881 British Census for county Shropshire Page 67
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 23 (Jan 2002)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 6
Introduction Page 10
New Members - Areas of Interest Page 12
Members' Letters Page 15
Web Site Report (Dr John Plant) Page 18
DNA Testing Project (Dr John Plant) Page 18
Plant extracts from Australia Vital Records Index
1788-1905 New South Wales
Page 20
Charles Paulton Plant JP - Mayor of Wolverhampton 1902 Page 22
Staffordshire Marriage Index - Emma to IzabellPage 25
Planted Spirits and Plantagenet ethos
14th century sense to the Plant name with evidence in the Pearl Poet's poems (by Dr John S Plant) 
Page 31
Plant Masters listed in Apprentices Index 1710-1761 Page 45
Joe Plant - Jockey Page 46
Shocking Murder by Poisoning - Louisa Plant, Macclesfield 1836
Extract from Palmers Index to the Times (Brad Scott)
Page 47
1881 British Census - Plant Extracts - Middlesex Supplement
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 24 (Aug 2002)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 6
Interests of Past members Page 10
Introduction Page 15
New Members - Areas of Interest Page 17
Members' Letters Page 20
`French' Origins for Plant-like names (Dr John S Plant) Page 24
Snippets Page 39
The Black Country Page 41
Staffordshire Marriage Index 1500 to 1837 - James to Jane Page 44
Report on Initial DNA results for Plant(t) (Dr John S Plant) Page 50
Web Site Report (Dr John S Plant) Page 53
Plant extracts from Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessment 1662-70  Page 54
1881 British Census - Plant Extracts - Leicestershire Page 56
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 25 (Jan 2003)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 7
Introduction Page 11
New Members - Areas of Interest Page 13
Members' Letters Page 16
From Greek herbals to Leek Plants (Dr John S Plant) Page 19
Snippets Page 35
DNA Progress Report (Dr John S Plant) Page 41
GRO Indexing Project - Progress Report (Phil Plant) Page 44
Descendants of Early Plants in North America (Linda Plant Wagoner)  Page 45
Staffordshire Marriage Index 1500 to 1837 - Jos to John Page 51
1881 British Census - Plant Extracts - Worcester Page 60
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 26 (Aug 2003)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 7
Introduction Page 11
Group Co-operation Page 12
New Members Page 14
Members' Letters/Correspondence Page 19
Plantevelu and the meaning of Plant (Dr John S Plant) Page 23
Snippets..
..Miscellaneous records St Mary, Bosley
..Plant extracts - Keele Parish Registers
..Slaters Directory for Shropshire 1850
..Burials at Holy Trinity Church Rainow 1815-1959
..Kezia Plant
..James Plant in 1891 Census for Cheshire
Page 42
DNA Progress Report (Dr John S Plant) Page 45
Web Site Report (Dr John S Plant) Page 48
Palmer's Index to the Times 3 June 1812 to 6 Feb 1835 (Brad Scott)  Page 49
Plant Breweries Page 53
1881 British Census - Plant Extracts - Northamptonshire Page 64
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 27 (Jan 2004)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 7
Introduction including the National Archives Web Sites Page 12
New Members Page 14
Useful Websites Page 16
Palmer's Index to the Times 20 Jul 1839 to 13 Oct 1849 (Brad Scott) Page 17
Plant Metaphore and Midlands Plants (Dr John S Plant) Page 20
Equivalent Contemporary Values of the pound Page 38
The Surname Plant and its Variants Page 41
Snippets..
..MI extracts St James, Taxal
..Canadian 1881 Census - Extracts with birthplace Scotland
..Plant entries in Longnor P.R. 1690-1789
..Frederick Plant 1881 British Census Bilston, Staffordshire
..Post Office Directory of the six home counties 1845
..Kelly's 1912 Suffolk Directory
..Extracts from `Betley - A Village of Contrasts'
Page 49
USA Census Records containing information relative to the Plant name  Page 53
George Plant and Northwich Victoria Football Club Page 60
Early Plants USA Page 62
James Plant of Long Crendon Page 64
DNA and Web Site Reports (Dr John S Plant) Page 66
Staffordshire Marriage Index 1500 to 1837 Jonathan to Joseph Page 69
1881 British Census - Plant Extracts - Lanark (Scotland) Page 72
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 28 (Aug 2004)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 7
Introduction Page 10
New Members Page 12
Members' Letters Page 15
Plant meaning and some similar names (Dr John S Plant) Page 18
Palmer's Index to the Times 3 Jun 1850 to 27 July 1853 (Brad Scott) Page 32
When Stonham Magpie served pints from a pail Page 34
Snippets..
..Messr Tarns Establishment - Newington, Surrey
..Sidnes Plant - North Staffordshire
..Barlaston Parish - Churchwardens
..Biddulph Staffordshire - Miscellaneous Marriage
..Cheshire grand Remonstrance 1642
..Miscellaneous record - Dudley PR
Page 37
Now where did that originate from Page 39
The Juror's Book of 1784 - Staffordshire Page 41
Benjamin Plant, Master Potter Page 42
Plant involvement with Coal Mining and Transportation, Buxton, Derbyshire  Page 43
Staffordshire Marriage Index 1500's to 1837: Josiah to Mary Ann Page 44
Plant Distribution - 1880 USA: Including list of Plants born in England Page 53
DNA Testing and Web Site Report (Dr John S Plant) Page 58
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 29 (Jan 2005)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 7
Introduction Page 11
New Members Page 13
Palmer's Index to the Times Page 16
Members' Letters Page 18
Memories of Buxton and Adjoining Area (Valerie Hall) Page 20
1880 US Census - Plants resident in Missouri but born in England Page 22
Plant origins and centuries of meaning (Dr John S Plant) Page 25
Samuel Cornell Plant Page 37
How DNA helps in studying surnames and the Plant project (Dr John S Plant) Page 41
Web Site Report Page 51
Snippets..
..Extracts from Historical Collections at Wm Salt Archaeological Society
..Marriage solumnized at Trinity Weslyan Chapel, Cumberland St., Macclesfield
..Saltonstall
..Information from Overseers Accounts St Luke's Church - Church Hulme
..Extracts from PR of St Peters, Buxton
..Irish Connections
Page 52
1881 UK Census - Plant extracts from Buckingham, Essex, Hertfordshire, Sussex and Kent  Page 56
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 30 (Aug 2005)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 9
Introduction Page 15
New Members Page 18
Correspondence and Queries Page 22
Definition of the Plant name Page 24
Games Re-united by Andrew Plant (Member No. 69) Page 25
Plant name ramification and meaning by Dr John Plant (Member No. 52) Page 26
Map of the `Black Country' 1775 Page 47
Snippets comprising..
..RH Plant - Staffordshire County Cricket Club
..Miscellaneous Deaths + Burials - Coversham, Reading, Sunningdale,
Swallowfield, Wargrave and Sunninghilll
..Holyrudehous - Agnes Plant 18 Feb 1574
..Canterbury Freeman Roll 1302 - Johonne Plante
..Somerset House Wills 1859, 1860, 1872 and 1873
..Will of John Brereton 1538 - Reynold Plant
Page 49
Edward Plant of Birmingham bn 1787 (Frying Pan Maker) and his descendants  Page 52
1880 US Census - Plants resident in Up-State New York but born in England Page 57
1881 UK Census - Plant extracts, Durham and where did they come from
by Andrew Plant (Member No 69)
Page 58
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 31 (Jan 2006)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 8
Past Members's Interests Page 13
New Members Page 19
Correspondence Page 22
Plants' connection with Admiral Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar Page 24
The Plant bloodline: myth and fact, by Dr John S Plant (Member No 52) Page 27
Staffordshire Marriage Index 1500s to 1837, Plant extracts Mathew to Ruth Page 39
Snippets comprising..
.. Boxing Plants;
.. St Laurence Biddulph Staffs - Memorial Inscriptions;
.. Elsie Plant - Manchester
Page 44
Plant solicitors - Lancashire, by Nicky Lankester Page 46
Australian Vital Records Index 1788-1905 - Victoria Page 47
Palmers Index to the Times Page 51
The coming of age of DNA testing and the Plant project, by Dr John S Plant Page 55
Victorian Marriages at Manchester Cathedral Page 67
British 1881 Census - Plants recorded in Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Gloucestershire  Page 69
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 32 (Aug 2006)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 7
New Members Page 12
Correspondence Page 18
Geoffrey Plantagenet: Surname inspirer, by Dr John S Plant (Member No 52) Page 20
Snippets comprising..
.. Plant interred at St Matthews Churchyard, Mearbrook;
.. Plant connection with the Black Death Eyam 1665;
.. Poll Tax 1660 and hearth Tax 1665 Northwich Cheshire;
.. Cathy Compagno in Plant Ave, Webster Groves, Missouri
Page 40
Jack Plant - Singer Page 43
Early Plants in North America Page 48
Thomas Livesey Plant - Biography Page 51
From Farmers to Blacksmiths to Soldier to Firefighter, by Peter Robert Plant - Member No 243  Page 52
Staffordshire Marriage Index 1500s to 1837, Samuel to Sarah Page 56
British 1881 Census - Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire Page 61
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 33 (Jan 2007)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 7
New Members Page 12
Correspondence..
.. Richard Plant re: Jack Plant (singer);
.. Donald Dykes re: Tuscan China;
.. Allan Collier re: Betty Plant of Ellastone;
.. Graham Shenton re: Ann Plant, Staffs;
.. June Smallpiece re: Sarah Ann Plant of Newcastle-under-Lyme;
.. Tony Brown re: John Plant of Laxfield;
.. Victoria Rowe re: Eliza Plant nee Norden.
Page 14
James Plant: a Victorian `Little Mester', by Dr John S Plant (Member No 52) Page 18
Callendar of the Grants of Probate 1853-60 Page 30
Sir Arnold Plant 1898-1978 Page 34
Staffordshire Marriages: Sybil - Thomas Page 36
The British Census Page 40
Palmers Index to the Times: 5 June 1861 - 23 Feb 1869 Page 44
Shropshire Burials 1814 - 1837 Page 49
Manchester and Liverpool Trade Directories - Miscellaneous Records Page 52
Information from the Record Office - Maritime Museum - Albert Dock - Liverpool Page 54
The Poor Law Records of Cheshire Quarter Sessions 1700-1730 Page 56
Staffordshire Quarter Session Rolls Page 58
Plant Distribution 1881: Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Norfolk and Rutland  Page 64
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CONTENTS - JOURNAL No. 34 (Sep 2007)

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Members of the Group Page 1
Members' Interests Page 8
New Members Page 17
Correspondence Page 20
Miscellaneous Records - Ireland Page 21
Cyril Thomas Howe Plant - Baron Plant (1910-1986) Page 26
Snippets comprising..
.. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800
.. Plant wills held at F.H.S. of Cheshire Library, Alderley Edge
.. Callendar of Charters and Rolls 1467 Dieulacres - Stafford
.. Kelly's Directory Suffolk 1892
Page 27
Austin Plant: World War I casualty, by Dr John S Plant (Member No 52)  Page 30
Electoral Registers Page 45
Staffordshire Marriage Index W to Wm Page 46
Staffordshire Marriage Index: Plante and Plantt Page 50
Palmers Index to the Times: 11 Nov 1869 - 19 Nov 1870 Page 51
Update of Name origin project, by Dr John S Plant Page 55
Web Site Report, by Dr John S Plant Page 55
On a possible connection to Plantagenet, by Dr John S Plant Page 56
The Plant name in Nomina publications, by Dr John S Plant Page 57
Update on the Plantagenet Y-DNA project, by Dr John S Plant Page 61
Update of the Plant Y-DNA project, by Dr John S Plant Page 62
1873 Owners of Land Page 65
Plant a Steel Toymaker Business, by Liz Plant (Member No 104) Page 67
Mormon Immigration Page 80
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: ISSUE 1 (May 2010)

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Plant Heraldic Shield Page 1
Chairman's Introduction Page 3
Chairman's CV Page 4
Members of the Society Page 5
Members' Interests Page 8
Your Letters Page 11
Plant and Plantagenet by Dr John S Plant   Page 18
Elderly Relatives Page 30
Roger the Lodger Page 31
John Stretch Page 32
Certificate Claim Page 33
Plant Family History Society Constitution Page 34
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: ISSUE 2 (Dec 2010)

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Contents Page 1
Chairman's Chat Page 2
Members of the Society Page 3
Members' Interests Page 6
Correspondence Page 9
Plants School by Bill Plant Page 10
Origins in France by Dr John S Plant  
(updated from time to time at the version here)
Page 11
Royal Plantagenets and DNA by Dr John S Plant  Page 20
Family in Uniform by Hilary Ambrose Page 22
Useful Websites Page 23
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: ISSUE 3 (June 2011)

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Contents Page 1
Chairman's Chat Page 2
Members of the Society Page 3
Members' Interests Page 6
Correspondence Page 9
Help Please by Jean Williams Page 10
Samuel Plant by Frances Upson   Page 12
My Plant Lineage by Josie Driver Page 14
Aston St Peter, Parish Church by Peter Johnson Page 17
Planted Seeds of Love and Soul by Dr John S Plant  
(updated from time to time at the version here)  
Page 19
Charles Paulton Plant, Mayor of Wolverhampton
(Reprinted from Series 1 with kind permission of WKP)  
Page 39
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: ISSUE 4 (Dec 2011)

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Contents Page 1
Chairman's Chat Page 2
Members of the Society Page 3
Members' Interests Page 6
Plant Origins, Old Ideas, New Evidence by Dr John S Plant  
(some aspects of this article are updated from time to time at the version here)  
Page 9
Refining the Plant Story
by Dr John S Plant and Dr Richard E Plant  
Page 22
Plant Surname Distribution 1881 Census by Dr John S Plant   Page 30
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: ISSUE 5 (June 2013)

Unpaginated files sent out on CD

Journal Cover see here
Plant Heraldry see here
Members and Interests see pdf or xls
Chairman's Chat see here
Henry Bradley Plant by Christine Plant Perks see here
Private C Plant by Sian Plant see here
Surname study, semantics and DNA (fist edition) 
by Dr John S Plant and Prof Richard E Plant 
see here
Cheshire Patents - Index of Names (not Plant related)  see here and here
Family History Advertisements see here
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: ISSUE 6 (Dec 2013)

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Journal Cover see here
Plant Heraldry see here
Members and Interests see pdf or xls
Chairman's Chat see here
Aston church parish records for Plant see pdf or xls
Branford town records (1786-1840) see here
Early Plants in Macclesfield hundred (Sept 2012 edition)
by Dr John S Plant
see here
Understanding the royal name Plantagenet: How DNA helps 
by Dr John S Plant 
see here
Populous single-origin families
by Dr John S Plant and Prof Richard E Plant 
see here
Samuel Plant by Francis Upson see here
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: ISSUE 7 (June 2014)

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Journal Cover see here
Members see pdf or xls
Chairman's chat see here
7882 Plant marriages between 1837 and 1911 by Sian Plant see pdf or xls
John Middleton, the childe of Hale see here
Single-origin families by Dr John S Plant and Prof Richard E Plant  see here
Getting the most from a surname study (third edition) 
by Dr John S Plant and Prof Richard E Plant
see here
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CONTENTS - SERIES 2: supplement (June 2011)

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Manor of Newcastle-under-Lyme: Plant Names extracted from the Manor Court Records 1700-1832 (20 pages) by Peter Roden, prepared for publication by Peter Johnson.

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