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Collections of Joseph Lemuel Chester


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Extracts from parish registers, and select monumental inscriptions, of churches in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, compiled by Joseph Lemuel Chester, including indexes of parishes and personal names.


  • Creation: 1880


1.10 Linear metres (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Berks. c. 24, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Berks. c. 24; Top. Bucks. c. 9; Top. Oxon. c. 165-172

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12869


Collections of Joseph Lemuel Chester.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Lemuel Chester (1821-82) was a genealogist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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. VI, nos. 35682-35683, 35724-35731.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were presented to the Library by Brien Cokayne, son of Geo. Edw. Cokayne, Clarenceux king of arms, whose bookplate is in both volumes, in 1912.

Physical Facet

On paper

Collections of Joseph Lemuel Chester
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom