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Collections relating to Lancashire, written in 1757-1780 by J. Watson

MS. Top. Lancashire c. 3
Held at the Weston Library

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'Collections relating to Lancashire, J. Watson, 1757', comprising copies of various deeds, lists, etc.:

  1. a list of sheriffs, 1165-79 (pp. 8, 51);
  2. the bounds of Rochdale parish (p. 17);
  3. a list of Watson's own Lancashire deeds, 1758 (p. 19);
  4. a history of the county Palatine and dukedom of Lancaster, from a MS. (p. 43);
  5. an account of Liverpool, from the same MS. (p. 55);
  6. two Lancashire ballads ('Song of Tarquin', p. 161, and one in praise of William, lord Derby, d. 1642, p. 167).
  7. a drawing of Windleshaw chapel, A.D. 1780 (p. 163), and the like.

There is an index on pp. 189-91.


  • Creation: written in 1757-1780 by J. Watson


192 pages

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Top. Lancashire c. 3

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. 25566.

Custodial History

Watson coll. vol. no. 5.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom