Collections of Joseph Lemuel Chester
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.
1.10 Linear metres (10 boxes)
Language of Materials
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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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.
- Collections of Joseph Lemuel Chester
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