A variety of sources have been used to research this family.

Parish registers

PRs from several counties have been very helpful.


Many wills used in this research can be found among my transcribed wills. These include wills of Derehaugh testators, as well as the wills of John and William Clippesby of Oby, Norfolk, related to them by marriage, Vesey, Glede etc, and the wills of people related to Margaret, Edward Derehaugh’s second wife (Lightfoots, Clarkes, Coles, Gilberds).


The Suffolk and Essex Visitations have helped to an extent, where I can find Derehaughs mentioned. Only the Badinghams have a printed pedigree – this is in the Suffolk Visitations book from 1882.

Manorial records

Coppinger’s Manors of Suffolk has been helpful in explaining who owned the manors of East Bergholt and Gedgrave over several years, although the accuracy, when compared to other documents is wanting, but this will be explained in footnotes.

Morant’s History of Essex has been useful too.

See online books.

Other sources

Photographs and transcriptions of memorial brasses and inscriptions have proved useful. This includes Lack, Stuchfield and Whittemore’s The Monumental Brasses of Essex.

The notes I found by someone researching the ancestors of the Walpole, tucked inside my copy of the Suffolk Visitations have been interesting too.