The Docwras have played a part in history over hundreds of years. Because of this they feature in many publications, and it was thought worthwhile to include a list of references where further information may be found. Some of these are either out-of-print or were privately published, and this is shown when applicable. Where known the publishers name, publication date and ISBN have been quoted. This list will grow as new references are found. If you have a suggestion for inclusion in the list please let us know using the mailing link at the foot of this page.
"Greys Mill and the Docwra Family", by Mark Gregson. Published by Feering and Kelvedon Local History Museum, 1991
"Old Time Links between Cambridgeshire and the Lake District, Part I - Stourbridge Fair and the Cloth Merchants of Kendal", by W Geoffrey Stevens. Privately printed in Cambridge, March 1968.
"Old Time Links between Cambridgeshire and the Lake District, Part II - The Knights Hospitallers and the Docwra Family", by W Geoffrey Stevens. Privately printed in Cambridge, October 1966.
"William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers - The Story of the London Penny Post 1680-82" by T. Todd. Published 1952, by C.J. Cousland & Sons. Ltd., 30 Queen Street, Edinburgh
"Great Britain's First Postage Stamp", by Ernest S. Gladstone. Published by Douglas and Walls Lts., Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, in 1924.
"The Two Sieges of Rhodes 1480-1522", by Eric Brockman. Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, in 1969. ISBN-13: 978-1566199995 See book on Amazon.
"Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire", by Sir Henry Chauncy. First published in London 1700, reprinted Bishops Stortford 1826, and again in 2 volumes in 1975 by Kohler and Coombes, Dorking. ISBN 0903967014
"Records of the Barony of Kendale, Vols 1 and 2", by William Farrer. Published by the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Record Series Vols. IV and V, 1923-24.
"The Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem and its Grand Priory of England", by H W Fincham, FSA. Published by the Grand Priory in 1933 (London).
"The Knights of St John in the British Realm", by Col. Sir Edwin King and revised by Sir Harry Luke. Published by St John's Gate, London, 1967.
"Thatcham, Berks. and its Manors" by Samuel Barfield, edited and arranged for publication by James Parker. Published by James Parker, Oxford, 1901.
"Docwra's Derry: A Narration of Events in North-West Ulster 1600-1604" edited by William Kelly. Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-1903688229 See book on Amazon
"The Prior of the Knights Hospitaller in Late Medieval England" by Simon Phillips. Published by Boydell Press, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-1843834373 See book on Amazon.