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Three sets of collections by the rev. John Watson (d. 1783), written in about 1759-1778 by J. Watson

MS. Top. Lancashire c. 2
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Three sets of collections by the rev. John Watson (d. 1783)

  1. (fol. 2) 'Collections relating to Lancashire made by me I: Watson, M.A. & F.S.A., 1762', consisting of a copy of part of 'A topographical description of the parish of Warton [near Lancaster] and some parts adjacent ... wrote by Mr. John Lucas ...' in 1710-44 (fol. 3), with an index, and some Lancashire pedigrees in narrative form, copied in 1771-8 (fol. 27v). At fol. 44 is a coloured drawing of the Sandpit in the parish of Ordsall.
  2. (fol. 49) 'Roman, British, Saxon, and other Remains in. Great Britain and Ireland, 1759', chiefly excerpts from the Gentleman's Magazine. At fol. 49v is an etching of the rev. John Watson.
  3. (fol. 71) Several lists of arms borne by English families, in alphabetical order of names, but partly divided according to the tincture of the field and by the county.


  • Creation: written in about 1759-1778 by J. Watson


104 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Lancashire c. 2

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. 25565.

Custodial History

Watson coll. vol. no. 4.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/4 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

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