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Collections for a history of Cheshire, especially for the Hundred of Macclesfield and parish of Stockport, written in A.D. 1770-1781 by J. Watson

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Collections for a history of Cheshire, especially for the Hundred of Macclesfield and parish of Stockport, made in 1770-81 by John Watson (d. 1783), Rector of Stockport from 1769, and author of the History of Halifax, etc.

These consist chiefly of copies of deeds or old MSS., lists of the arms of gentry, pedigrees, drawings of seals, and the like, but pp. 247-568 are blank. Among the items are:
  1. (p. 14) a copy of a poem by Rich. Bostock (?) on the earls and barons of Chester (beg. 'When Saxon Harold');
  2. (p. 155) a list of pictures at Utkington house;
  3. (p. 184) an account of the earldom of Chester;
  4. (pp. 190, 209) surveys of Adlington house and Cheadle church.
There is an index to pp. 1-227 at p. 228, and many pieces are from papers of John Arden of Stockport.

The chief pedigrees are:
  1. (p. 30) Arden or Arderne;
  2. (p. 34) Ashton;
  3. (p. 33) Aston;
  4. (p. 29) Audley or Alditheley;
  5. (p. 110) Basset;
  6. (p. 580) Booth;
  7. (p. 79, cf. 126) Bradshaw;
  8. (pp. 36, 576-7) Brereton;
  9. (p. 38) Brooke;
  10. (pp. 241, 569) Bulkley;
  11. (p. 574) Corbett;
  12. (pp. 39, 152b) Davenport;
  13. (p. 227) Dodges;
  14. (p. 43) Dukinfield or Dokenfield;
  15. (p. 45) Done;
  16. (p. 44) Dowries;
  17. (p. 575) Egerton;
  18. (p. 46) Fytton;
  19. (p. 47) Hyde;
  20. (p. 49) Legh;
  21. (p. 161) Lowe;
  22. (p. 576) Malpas;
  23. (p. v) Massey;
  24. (p. 575) Orby;
  25. (p. 110) Riddell;
  26. (p. 575) Saintpier;
  27. (p. 225) Shalcross;
  28. (p. 28) Stockport;
  29. (pp. 53, 78) Winnington;
  30. (pp. 76, 241) Wright: see also pp. 82, 113, 146.

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1770-1781 by J. Watson

Extent

592 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Top. Cheshire b. 1

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 25562.

Custodial History

Watson coll. vol. no. 1.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

17 1/4 × 12 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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