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The origins of the Brogden surname:

  • Ekwall,E; 1936; The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names; Oxford University Press
  • Redmonds, G; 1973; Yorkshire West Riding (Vol 1 in the English Surnames Series); Phillimore

History of villages in the Witney area of Oxfordshire:

  • Crossley, A (Ed); 1990; A History of the County of Oxford; (The Victoria County History series); Vol XII; Oxford University Press

Emigration to New Zealand in the 1870s:

  • Arnold, R; 1981; The Farthest Promised Land; Victoria University Press

John Brogden and Sons:

Because of their railway construction interests, references to the company can be found in many publications, including:

  • Arnold, R; 1981; The Farthest Promised Land; Victoria University Press
  • Gilpin, LR; 1988; John Brogden of Manchester; Cumbrian Railways Vol 3 No 15 (also on this website)
  • Gilpin, LR; 1989; The Bustling Alexander; Cumbrian Railways Vol 4 No 6 (also on this website)
  • Higgins, LS; 1978; The Brogden Pioneers of the Early Industrial Development in Mid-Glamorgan; Nat Lib Wales Journal Vol XX No 3 Summer 1978 (also on this website)
  • For a full list of sources known to Mike Brogden and the John Brogden family tree, see *John Brogden - summary of sources and genealogy

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Updated 12/09/2003