Thursday, July 7, 2016
Well, summer has taken up a huge amount of my time. I’ve been battling weeds, weeds, weeds. The vegetable garden is in but ever so thirsty. We have had very little rain in the last month or so. I’m taking a much needed break from green stained fingers and dirt trimmed fingernails to try to get back to my blog.
I’m going to attempt to get a name out there that has been a thorn in my side for 20+ years. The name is Sagerton. This name is not only the bastion of all brick walls, for me, but sometimes makes me wonder if it hasn’t completely ‘daughtered out’ and no longer exists.
My great grandmother, Bridget Sheehan Broderick was born c. 1850 somewhere in
, so we think. She left Galway, Ireland Ireland for Boston
in 1868 and is found in the 1870 census,
living with the Daniel Sullivan family. It hasn’t been determined if she came
to the Hyde
Park, MA USA
especially to work for them or if they are related to each other in some way.
She married my great grandfather, Matthew Broderick, in
in 1874. There were other Sheehans in Hyde Park, MA Hyde Park
during that time, but again, it hasn’t been determined if there was any
The real stickler shows up when you see Bridget’s death certificate. Her mother was Honora Sagerton and her father was Michael Sheehan. Doing any kind of a search on the name Sagerton comes up with a staggering number of ZERO results. There is no rootsweb mailing list for this family, although there is one tiny little place in TX with this name. Trouble is it was named for a man named Sager. Even that name seems to have no association with Sagerton. Then I got truly excited when I found two families of Sagertons, a Stephen and a Patrick, in Kiltullagh, Brackloonbeg,
in 1821 census. But, of course, as luck would have it, there was no Honora,
Nora, Anna or even a Hannah. Still, I now have some hope that further digging
will bring more information about this ever so elusive family. Two more
unrelated, of course, tidbits did show up:
A Mary Sagerton was a marriage witness on Apr. 29 1838 for John Cain and Mary Mahoney.
A Maria Sagerton was born to a Martin Sagerton and a Brigida Mellady (sic.) on Aug 11 1863.
So – recapping –
1821 - Patrick and Stephen Sagerton
1838 – Mary Sagerton, daughter or wife of some Sagerton
1850 – Honora Sagerton, mother of Bridget Sheehan
1863 - Martin Sagerton and daughter Maria
1821 census Kiltullagh Brackloonbeg Galway
So for a period of about 40 years, Sagertons do show up in various places, but this is the sum total of about 20+ years of searching.
You might find it hard to believe that I’m thrilled to have this much. Five years ago I was positive that Sagerton was a misspelling or a mispronounced name and that I would never find a person with that name. It has surely helped immensely that more and more Irish information and documents are now available on line.
The caveat there is, you need to know the Parish and the
which I didn’t. Otherwise, you must plow through all the records, which are
photos of each page, figure out the handwriting and, in some cases, the Latin. Town Land
I now have some hope there will be more discoveries. I would be ever so grateful if you would let me know if anyone comes across this name in their research, travels or readings. ThePyePlate@gmail.com
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
John de Macclesfield de Hanmer is my 21st great grandfather. He was the s/o Thomas de Macclesfield in the County Palatine of Cheshire, England. John de Macclesfield, (1277-1308) was the constable of
in the reign of
Edward I. He assumed the named
Hannemere, from the surrounding locale.
He married Hawise verch (ferch)
Einion, (1280-1300). She was born in Monmouthshire, Carnarvon
Castle Wales. Her grandfather, Gryffydd ap Gwenwynwyn was a
Prince of Powys. Their youngest son and sole heir, Philip de Hanmer,
(1200-1328) married Agnes verch Daffydd (1305-?). They had at least 5 children,
Daffydd (David) being the oldest and the line I’m following.
David (c.1330-1383) married Angharad (Agnes) ferch Llywelyn about 1355.
Sir David became a justice of the Kings’ Bench in 1383. They had at least 4 children, one of whom was Margaret Hanmer. She married Owain Glyndwr about 1380 and they had eleven children. In 1413, Margaret, her daughter, Catherine de Mortimer and her three small children were imprisoned in the
. It is believed
that Margaret was pardoned but Catherine and her children perished there. Tower
The line continues with Alice Glyndwr (1371-1433).
Alice married John
Scudamore, Sheriff of Herefordshire. It is suggested that this was a secret
marriage, possibly for political reasons. Alice’s
father, Owain Glydwr, rebelled against King Henry IV, in 1401 and declared
himself Prince of Wales. He continued to fight for Welsh Independence until his
death and is, even today, considered a National Hero. It is believed that he
was secretly hidden with his daughter, Alice Scudamore, and her family in a
secluded area of Kentchurch near the Welsh border. Owain Glyndwr is my 18th
gt. grandfather. His date of death and burial place are unknown.
Alice and John Scudamore had 11 children. I have descent from two of them.
*John Scudamore (1396-1461) m. Joan verch John ap Harry (or Joan Parry/Perry)
(1398-?) m. John Pye
John m. Margaret Brut
Ann m. Roger Cecil
Catherine m. Richard Monington
Philip m. Agnes Huntercombe
*John and Joan Parry Scudamore had 8 children. Their son, Richard Scudamore, married Jane Monington and had two children (all that I’ve found). Richard and Jane had a son also named Richard who married Maud Allen. From this marriage there were 4 children, one of which was Joan (Jonet, Jonette). Joan married Philip ap Rhys (Philpot Price) and had two daughters. One was Margaret who married Walter Pye of the Mynde and her sister, Catherine, who married Thomas Gilbert of Ewyas Harold. In her will, Margaret calls Roger Pye her grandson and Walter Pye, her son-in-law, was one of the witnesses. Roger is my 12th gt. grandfather.
The Mynde Much DewChurch Then
The Mynde Much DewChurch Now
*Elizabeth Scudamore and Walter John Pye, c 1398. For many years, family history has said this husband of
Elizabeth was John Pye. Now, with so many
more documents available and accessible on-line, it has become apparent that
John is also called Walter. There is no definitive explanation unless Elizabeth married two different
Pye men, a John and then a Walter. This doesn’t seem to be the case and remains
supposition. What appears more likely, but still not verified, is that Elizabeth’s husband’s
name was John Walter or Walter John. Perhaps one day another document will come
to light that will solve the name mystery. Elizabeth and Walter/John had at
least 3 sons, one of whom was John Tregos Pye who married Agnes Andrews,
daughter of Roger Andrews. Of their 7 children, the most infamous was John Pye
[brother of the Walter Pye who married Margaret Price], who had 3 wives and 43
children, plus some 22 from extramarital associations. His epitaph is still
found in books, but it was removed from the church at Much Dewchurch, as it
greatly offended the sensibilities of some of the local women. I don’t have an
exact date for the removal but it was during the Victorian Era. A further note
on John Tregoz Pye, who is my 15th gt. grandfather, is that Tregoz
appears to be where he was born. This is apparently a locality associated with
Ewyas Harold and may even have been the name of a manor house.
At this point my family lines part company with the Hanmers and Scudamores (AKA Skidmore, Skydmore and others). I will leave this line of exploration for the time being and pick up other threads which also lead back to these fairly prominent Marcher Lords.
Hanmer Family in Flintshire, John Lord Hanmer, 1877
Friday, May 20, 2016
Simon (John2, Piers1) Milbourne (Milborne), b. 1435, Tillignton,
is my 16th gt. grandfather. He married Joan Baskerville, daughter of
Ralph and Anne Blackett (or Blakett) Baskerville. The Baskervilles had held Eardisley, at one
point in their history, which is in the NW section of Herefordshire and very
close to the border of Herefordshire, England Wales. Simon and Jane had the dubious honor of having 13 daughters.
Some reports I’ve read claim they had a son, John. John was mentioned as the son of Simon in
1469 in a land grant. [PROCAT record (C 146/751]Apparently this son died without issue and
during the life of his father.
The ladies were:
Blanche m. James Whitney
Sybil m1. Richard Hacklyut; m2. John Breynton
Katherine m. Thomas Barton
*Anne m. William Rudhall
Agnes m. Thomas Walwyn
Jane m. Richard Cornwall
Joyce m. Thomas Hyett
Margaret m. John Bishop
Elinor m. James More (
During the course of researching this family, I discovered an abundance of conflicting birth dates for the daughters. Since there seemed to be no specific place to find dates, which didn’t involve international travel, I have decided to present these women in random order. In a day when arranged marriages was the norm, Simon must have had his hands full arranging suitable marriages and then providing a dower for each girl. He did have some land, but still, it must have been a struggle for him.
Anne Milbourne m. William Rudhall and from this couple I have two lines of descent. They had at least 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. Their son (a.) John, (1498-1530) married Isabella Whittington. Their daughter Joan (b.), (c 1510-?) married John Scudamore, 4th gt. grandson of Owain Glyndwr, National Hero of Wales and a descendant of the Princes of Powys.
John (a.) and Isabella Whittington Rudhall had at least 5 children, one of which was another John. This second John was married to Mary Fettiplace. They had a son, William*.
Mary’s parents were Richard and Elizabeth Bessiles Fettiplace. Richard’s parents were John and Jane (possibly Joan) Fabian Fettiplace. John Fettiplace was a member of King Henry VI’s household and his father was Thomas Fettiplace who married Beatrice de Portugal, the illegitimate d/o Lopo Dias de Sousa and Elizabeth Plantagenet.
Elizabeth was the d/o John of Gaunt and Blanch Plantagenet.
John of Gaunt was the s/o Edward
III, (Edward II, Edward I). Blanche was the 2x great granddaughter of King Henry III.
[Rudhall Coat of Arms]
Now, back to John and Mary Fettiplace Rudhall.
Their son, William*, married Margaret Croft.
William and Margaret’s daughter, Joanne, married Sir Walter Pye, Knight Attorney General, court of Wards and Liveries.
Returning to Anne Milbourne and William Rudhall we pick up the second descent through their daughter Joan Rudhall (b.) who married John Scudamore, of Holme Lacy in Herefordshire.
a.) Their daughter Elizabeth Scudamore married Humphrey Baskerville. They had 8 children. One was named Bridget.
b.) Bridget Baskerville Married Roger Bodenham and they had at least 4 children. They had a daughter named Blanche.
c.) Blanche Bodenham married Edward Lingen. There were 8 children from this marriage, including a daughter named Blanche.
d.) Blanche Lingen married John Pye, a son of Sir Walter and Joanne Rudhall Pye, as mentioned above. It is said they had 23 children but I’ve only discovered the names of 6.
Curiously, Blanche’s older brother, Henry Lingen, who was greatly distinguished in his service to Charles I, married John Pye’s sister, Alice. Henry and Alice Pye Lingen had 15 daughters and 2 sons, but only 2 of this numerous family left issue and both sons died without issue. Henry was MP (Member of Parliament) for 1661.
It is said that all the Pyes of Herefordshire were Catholic and Loyalists. They supported the Stewart’s financially, raised troops and fought in their armies. Walter, a s/o Sir Walter and Joan Rudhall Pye, went into exile with the Stewart’s in
and remained there. Sir Walter was an
investor in the West Country Adventures and helped to finance Lord Baltimore’s
settlement in Newfoundland.
Eventually that colony moved to the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland, where a grandson of Sir Walter
became a land owner. This Edward Pye settled in the Port Tobacco, La Plata area of .
He is my 9th gt. grandfather. Charles County
Visitation of Herefordshire, Robert Cooke, 1569
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Miles of Gloucester (? – Dec 24 1143)
AKA Miles FitzWalter; Miles de Pitres
Miles is my 25th great grandfather and is known as the 1st Earl of Hereford. He was the son of Walter of Gloucester and therefore is also known as Miles FitzWalter of
Walter’s wife was known as Berta. Some references refer to her as a
relative of Hamelin de Balun, Lord of Abergavenny, but does not confirm de
Balun as her family name. Walter’s father was Roger de Pitres, who was the Sheriff
of Gloucester, from about 1071 to about 1083. At that time Roger’s brother
became Sheriff and remained so until about 1096. The title then passed to
Walter, Roger’s son, who had the favor of King Henry I.
A charter dated to (1123) records that "Walt de Gloec" gave Little Hereford in fee to "Willo de Mara nepoti suo". "Walter de Gloecestria,
fili ei…Willelm de Mara" witnessed the charter dated to (1127) (Round:
Ancient Charters. Part 1, 11 p.19) This
charter establishes that Walter of Gloucester gave Little Hereford to his nephew
(nepoti suo), William de Mara or William de la Mare, whose mother was Walter’s
sister. This does establish a family connection, yet “nepot suo” could mean
grandson. However the dates are more in line with William being Walter’s
nephew. There are other, earlier, charters (1101) that mention Walter and his
wife Bertha donated Westwode in Jerchenfeldf (Erchenfeld), for the memory of Walter’s
mother and father and for his brother, Herbert.
Walter’s son, Miles married Sybil de Neufmarché, daughter of Bernard de Neufmarché. Sybil was the great granddaughter of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Wales and his wife Edith of Mercia. King Stephen of
granted to Miles the honor of Gloucester and Brecknock
in 1136 and appointed him Constable of Gloucester Castle. Miles met Empress
Matilda on her arrival in England
in 1139, acting as her Constable. He was created Earl of Hereford at Oxford 25 Jul 1141, by
Empress Matilda. He was also granted the .
castle of Abergavenny
Miles was Sheriff of Gloucester by about 1128 and Sheriff of Staffordshire by 1130. Together with Pain FitzJohn, who was Sheriff of Herefordshire and
Shropshire, they ruled the
entire Welsh border. By 1137 Miles had contributed property to Llanthony Abbey.
When Miles was killed in a hunting accident on Dec. 24 1143, he was laid to
rest at this abbey. His wife and others of his family were also buried there.
Ruins of Llanthony Abbey
Miles and Sybil had 5 sons and three daughters. All five sons died without issue.
Of the three daughters, Margaret married Humphrey de Bohun III, Bertha married William de Braose and Lucy married Herbert FitzHerbert.
When Miles’ son Roger died (d.s.p.) in 1155, the Earldom became extinct. In 1200, Henry de Bohun (1176-1220), grand nephew and heir of Earl Roger FitzMiles, was granted the Earldom by King John.
Miles’ sister, Margaret, had a son, also named Humphrey (IV) after his father. This Humphrey married Margaret of Huntingdon, daughter of Henry of
3rd Earl of Huntingdon and granddaughter of David I, King of Scotland.
Their son was Henry de Bohun who was restored to the Earldom in 1200. He married Maud de Mandeville and they had Humphrey (V). This Humphrey was married twice, first to Maud de Lusignan of
and then later to Maud d’Avenbury. Next
the son of Humphrey (V) and his first wife, Maud of Lusignan, Humphrey (VI)
married Eleanor de Braose. This marriage connects two of the daughters of Miles
of Gloucester, Margaret and Bertha, as Humphrey (VI) is the 3x gt.
grandson of Miles and Eleanor is his 3x gt. granddaughter. This would make
Humphrey and Eleanor 4th cousins.
This continues on with the de Bohun’s who eventually married into the Plantagenet family, children of various Royal branches.
Bertha’s son, William de Braose (2nd) has become a rather infamous historical figure. He lured three Welsh Princes to a Christmas feast at
, under the guise
of peace, and then had the three men murdered. He was exonerated and then
accompanied King Richard I to Abergavenny
When King Richard died, he then supported King John’s claim to the throne.
Standing in the way was Arthur, the son of John’s older, deceased brother,
Geoffrey. Prince Arthur disappeared when he was 16 and the mystery of who, how,
what, when and where is still to be solved. William de Braose has been
suspected of dealing the same fate to Arthur as he did to the three Welsh
Princes, but nothing has ever been found to prove it. It is believed that, if
nothing else, he was aware of the who, how and when. He received lands from
King John and the speculation has been that these were rewards for his service
and his silence. However, he fell out of favor and was soon being hunted,
diligently, by King John’s men. William’s wife, Maud de St. Valery and their
son, William, were starved to death in 1210, while being held prisoner, in .
In the dungeon, they were walled in, alive. William (the husband and father)
died the following year in Corfe Castle France.
Although William and his mother died in the castle, William had been married
and had four sons, John de Braose being the eldest son. John’s mother was Maude
de Clare. John married Margaret ferch Llewelyn ap Iowerth, the granddaughter of King John, by his daughter,
Joan of England.
I have browsed many documents, books and other information concerning the de Braose family. It seems they became more obscure after the 1300’s and some lines may have daughtered out. To be sure there are descendants, but they may not carry the name de Braose. I have several lines to different de Braose families, most of whom are women. I will leave the sorting out to those who have the interest.
Ruins of Abergavenny Castle
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
This mini-map is of the Conception Bay area.
I’ve been asked several times just where
and Labrador are located. It’s an island Province
in Canada, off the coastline
of eastern North America, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
It comes in two parts, one a very large island and the rest, part of mainland Canada, sharing a border with Quebec and stretching far north. Its
farthest northern tip is on an equal level with the southern coast of Greenland. Its coastline is a continuous line of bays,
inlets and small islands, giving some areas an almost fjord-like look. The island of Newfoundland
is separated from mainland Newfoundland and
Labrador by the Strait of Belle Isle.
The northern areas are considered tundra and the southern is taiga, a moist subarctic area dominated by spruce and fir trees. It begins where the tundra ends.
was completely covered during the last ice age, so literally every living thing
was scraped from its surface. The soil is shallow and in the northern areas,
permafrost is only about a meter (approx. 39 inches) below the surface. This
makes it difficult for trees to take root since they can’t get through the
permafrost. Many animals have been introduced over the years, but Newfoundland has no
snakes, raccoons, skunks or porcupines.
A yearly phenomenon is the ice floes and ice bergs that float past both east and west coasts. Many of these originate in
Greenland where they calve off the glaciers. Others are
from the northern Labrador regions.
Fishing off the
has been the mainstay of this province for nearly five centuries. It drew both
local and International fishing fleets. It was said that the waters teemed with
Cod, enough so you could scoop them into a boat with a hand net. But in 1992,
the Canadian government feared the dwindling numbers of fish foreshadowed
extinction and placed an indefinite moratorium on fishing. This put about
30,000 people out of work and ended a way of life in many of the smaller
communities. Now, after twenty + years, the fish are making a comeback, slowly,
but it gives hope for a positive recovery.
Fishing seems to have begun here sometime in the 1500’s. The fishermen came from
Ireland, France and Portugal then returned home,
heavily laden with the bounty of the sea. Soon, it became economically wiser to
have the fishing fleets stay for the entire fishing season before returning
home. Eventually, homes and villages began to spring up all along the
coast. Some of the families who came and
then stayed have descendants still living in NL.
The Earl (later Earle) family came from Devon and settled in the
area; The Garlands were around
Carbonear before 1675; James Howell’s family claimed to have been there also by
1684 and Abraham King was residing there in 1708. Thomas Pike is listed for Carbonear for 1690
and John Snow’s family, from Conception Bay Dorset, claimed
to have been around since 1678. The Clark’s, from Devon or Cornwall, were in Crocker’s Cove by 1705 and
the Tuckers were in Port de Grave by the late 1600’s. John Pynn was appointed
Commander of the Garrison as a reward for his bravery in 1708. In 1729, William
Pynn and Charles Garland were Justices of the Peace for the Carbonear district,
which ran from Bay de Verde to Cape St. Francis. By 1747 there were more
Moores, Parsons, Butts and Pikes living in the
area. To clarify a bit, Carbonear is a district within the Conception Bay
locality. Conception Bay
In 1770-71, Thomas Reynolds and John Power were in Crocker’s Cove. The Noel families, possibly from
came to Harbor Grace around this time too. Thomas Burden is mentioned in 1790
and Elisha Pye arrived about 1799. The early settlers were mostly Church of
England immigrants from the West Country of England and The Channel Islands.
Conception Bay’s northern shore is Mulley’s Cove where James
Reynolds, from Devon, settled in 1749. It
hasn’t been discovered how Thomas and James Reynolds may be connected, if at
all. A visitor to the area in early summer 1837, remarked on how deserted the
towns were along the shore from Carbonear to Victoria to Small Point and Blackhead. This
was because the families moved to the Labrador
sometime at the end of March and didn’t return again until September or later.
This was fishing season and the whole family participated, with the men and
young boys hauling the fish while the women, girls and younger children worked
on the beaches to prepare the fish for drying and salting. I can only think of
what back breaking labor that was and how the children of today would react to
that kind of life style.
Cecil J. Reynolds, a descendant of James Reynolds the indentured servant, believed that the Vatchers, LaGrows, Mulleys, Milleys and, probably, the Thistles, all had their origins in the
Islands, while the King family probably came from the West Country
of England, where the name was quite numerous. James Reynolds (Rennolls) came
from Rockebeare, Devon aboard a ship with a
cargo of leather for Robert Lacey, a boot and shoemaker. James was an
indentured servant to Lacey for 7 years. When his indenture was up, the
American Revolution had begun causing the food supplies to dwindle, since they
came from the colonies. James signed on for another 7 year hitch with Lacey and
was around the age of 33 when he was finally released. It was then he married a
teenage girl named Elizabeth Kennedy. James Reynolds and Richard Moores had
plots for fishing rooms next to Michael Thistle as reported in the 1783
Plantation Book for Conception Bay North.
Finding the old histories has been time consuming, to say the least. Some are so general, no names are mentioned. Others are so detailed it takes hours to extract the information you want. I wanted to see how many of my ancestors were involved in the early days of
and was pleasantly surprised at the number I found. I am directly descended from
the Pyes, Laceys, Reynolds, Kennedys, Pikes, Thistles and Snows and I’m
related, by marriage, to the Butts, Sopers, Milleys, Kings, Slades, Clarkes, Powers,
Pynns, Coopers, Rumboldts, Harwood, Georges, Stones, Lewis, Davis, Heralds and
I found March to be a very disruptive month in ways that interfered with writing any blog. I’m hoping all that is behind me now and that I can get back to putting out a blog on a more regular basis.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
· 1905 The Bride's Primer (contributor)
· 1910 Old Mother West Wind
· 1911 Mother West Wind's Children
· 1912 Baby Possum Has a Scare
· 1912 Baby Possum's Queer Voyage
· 1912 Mother West Wind's Animal Friends
· 1912 The Boy Scouts of Woodcraft Camp
· 1913 Little Animal Stories for Little Children
· 1913 Mother West Wind's Neighbors
· 1913 The Adventures of Reddy Fox
· 1913 The Adventures of Johnny Chuck
· 1913 The Boy Scouts on
· 1914 A Glad Time Made a Sad Time
· 1914 Danny Meadow Mouse Learns Something
· 1914 Fun with Farmer Brown's Boy
· 1914 How Unc' Billy Possum Met Buster Bear
· 1914 Jack Frost Helps Paddy the Beaver
· 1914 Jerry Muskrat Begins to Build
· 1914 Jerry Muskrat Is Laughed At
· 1914 Jerry Muskrat Wins Respect
· 1914 Jumper the Hare Cannot Sleep
· 1914 Mr. Toad and Danny Meadow Mouse Take a Walk
· 1914 Old Mr. Toad Gets His Stomach Full
· 1914 Peter Rabbit Puts on Airs
· 1914 Striped Chipmunk's Secret Joke
· 1914 The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat
· 1914 The Adventures of Mr. Mocker
· 1914 The Adventures of Peter Cottontail
· 1914 The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum
· 1914 The Boy Scouts on Lost Trail
· 1914 Unc' Billy Possum Has a Fright
· 1915 Mother West Wind "Why" Stories
· 1915 My Own Bedtime Story
· 1915 Peter Rabbit's Get Acquainted Party
· 1915 The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel
· 1915 The Adventures of Grandfather Frog
· 1915 The Adventures of Sammy Jay
· 1915 The Bedtime Story Calendar
· 1915 The Boy Scouts in a Trapper's Camp
· 1915 Tommy and the Wishing Stone
· 1915 Tommy's Wishes Come True
· 1916 Little Animal Stories for Children
· 1916 Mother West Wind "How" Stories
· 1916 The Adventures of Buster Bear
· 1916 The Adventures of Old Man Coyote
· 1916 The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad
· 1916 The Adventures of Prickly Porky
· 1917 An Important Meeting at the Smiling Pool
· 1917 Busy Folks and Sleepy Folks
· 1917 Four little Mice at School and Play
· 1917 Johnny Chuck Loses His Temper
· 1917 Mother West Wind "When" Stories
· 1917 Paddy the Beaver Gives Warning
· 1917 Peter Rabbit Introduces His Big Cousin
· 1917 Peter Rabbit Learns from Striped Chipmunk
· 1917 Striped Chipmunk Has a Secret
· 1917 The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack
· 1918 Happy Jack
· 1918 Happy Jack Squirrel's Thrift Club
· 1918 Mother West Wind "Where" Stories
· 1918 The Adventures of Bobby Coon
· 1918 The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk
· 1919 Mrs. Peter Rabbit
· 1919 The Adventures Bobby White
· 1919 The Adventures of Ol' Mistah Buzzard
· 1919 The Burgess Bird Book for Children
· 1920 Bowser the Hound
· 1920 Old Granny Fox
· 1920 The Burgess Animal Book for Children
· 1921 Lightfoot the Deer
· 1921 Tommy's Change of Heart
· 1922 Blacky the Crow
· 1922 Buster Bear Invites Old Mr. Toad to Dine
· 1922 Grandfather Frog Stays in the Smiling Pool
· 1922 Whitefoot the Woodmouse
· 1923 Buster Bear's Twins
· 1923 The Burgess Flower Book for Children
· 1924 Billy Mink
· 1925 Animal Pictures
· 1925 Little Joe Otter
· 1926 Jerry Muskrat at Home
· 1926 The Christmas Reindeer
· 1927 A Frightened Baby
· 1927 A Great Joke on Jimmy Skunk
· 1927 A Woe-Begone Little Bear
· 1927 An Imp of Mischief
· 1927 Cubby Bear Has a Mind of His Own
· 1927 Cubby Finds an Open Door
· 1927 Cubby Gets a
· 1927 Cubby in Mother Brown's Pantry
· 1927 Digger the Badger Decides to Stay
· 1927 Grandfather Frog Gets a Ride
· 1927 Happy Jack Squirrel Helps Unc' Billy
· 1927 Longlegs the Heron
· 1927 Milk and Honey
· 1927 The Neatness of Bobby Coon
· 1927 What Farmer Brown's Boy Did
· 1928 Bobby Coon Has a Good Time
· 1928 Bowser the Hound Meets His Match
· 1928 Grandfather Frog Fools Farmer Brown's Boy
· 1928 Happy Jack Squirrel's Bright Idea
· 1928 Peter Rabbit Learns to Use His New Coat
· 1929 Farmer Brown's Boy Becomes Curious
· 1929 Little Joe Otter's Slide
· 1929 The Burgess Seashore Book for Children
· 1929 Wild Flowers We Know
· 1929 Wild Flowers We Should Know
· 1930 Betty Bear's Lesson
· 1930 Whitefoot's Secret
· 1932 Big Book of Green Meadow Stories
· 1932 The Burgess Big Book of Green Meadow Stories
· 1933 Birds You Should Know
· 1933 Jimmy Skunk's Justice
· 1933 Peter Rabbit's Carrots
· 1935 The Wishing-Stone Stories
· 1937 Big
Burgess Story-book Thornton
· 1937 Tales from the Storyteller's House
· 1937 The Book of Animal Life
· 1938 Mother Nature's Song and Story Book
· 1938 While the Story-Log Burns
· 1940 A Merry Coasting Party
· 1940 A Robber Meets His Match
· 1940 Bobby Coon's Mistake
· 1940 Paddy's Surprise Visitor
· 1940 Peter Rabbit Proves a Friend
· 1940 Reddy Fox's Sudden Engagement
· 1940 The Three Little Bears
· 1940 Young Flash the Deer
· 1941 Little Pete's Adventure
· 1941 The Little Burgess Animal Book for Children
· 1941 The Little Burgess Bird Book for Children
· 1942 Animal Stories (also published as The Animal World of Thornton Burgess)
· 1942 Little Chuck's Adventure
· 1942 Little Red's Adventure
Burgess Animal Stories Thornton
· 1944 On the Green Meadows
· 1944 The Feast at Big Rock
· 1944 Why Peter Rabbit's Ears Are Long and Three Other Stories
· 1945 At the Smiling Pool
· 1945 The Big Book of Burgess Nature Stories
· 1946 The Crooked Little Path
· 1947 The Dear Old Briar-Patch
· 1949 Along Laughing Brook
· 1949 Baby Animal Stories
· 1949 Nature Almanac
· 1950 A
Burgess Picture Story Book Thornton
· 1950 At Paddy the Beaver's Pond
· 1953 Everybody Lends Jerry Muskrat a Hand
· 1953 Peter Rabbit's Prank
· 1953 Reddy Fox Takes a
· 1954 Peter Rabbit and Reddy Fox
· 1954 The Littlest Christmas Tree
· 1955 Aunt Sally's Friends in Fur
· 1955 Stories Around the Year
· 1956 50 Favorite Burgess Stories
· 1956 Little Peter Cottontail
· 1957 How Peter Cottontail Got His Name
· 1958 Read Aloud Peter Rabbit Stories
· 1959 Bedtime Stories
· 1959 Nature Stories to Read Aloud
· 1960 Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist
· 1963 The Million Little Sunbeams
· 1965 Mother West Wind Stories to Read Aloud
· 1965 The Burgess Book of Nature Lore