Pedigree and Grant of Arms of Charles Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh

Scope and Content

The material comprises two items: a grant of arms presented in 1907 to Charles Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh (1856-1942), lord of the manor of Mellor in Derbyshire (English MS 1341a); and a finely-bound calligraphic volume of pedigrees recording the ancestry of Charles Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh, originally compiled around 1910 and updated in c.1965 (English MS 1341b).

Administrative / Biographical History

According to the volume of pedigrees, Charles Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh, lord of the manor of Mellor in Derbyshire, was born on 29 November 1856, the son of Edmund Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh (1831-1870) of Pendlebury, Lancashire, and his wife Martha, daughter of Thomas Robinson of Pendleton. Charles was the great great great great grandson of John Greenhalgh of Salford, Lancashire (who died 2 May 1813) and his wife Mary, daughter of John Dauntesey of Salford (1728-1806). Charles married Hannah, daughter of William Reynolds of Bridgenorth, Shropshire, on 19 August 1880 at Walton Breck church, Lancashire. They had three sons and three daughters, including Maud Kemp Greenhalgh (1889-1991) who as Mrs Mabel Kemp Dunn donated the two items to the Library. Charles Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh died on 3 December 1942 at Southport, Lancashire (now Merseyside) and was buried at St John the Evangelist, Pendleton.

Access Information

The items are available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

The items were donated to the Library by Mrs Mabel Kemp Dunn of Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, daughter of Charles Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh, in November 1981.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies of the items can be supplied for private research and study purposes only, depending on the condition of the items.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the items. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

Custodial History

The volume of pedigrees is believed to have been commissioned and owned by Charles Dauntesey Langley Greenhalgh. Along with the grant of arms, it passed by descent to his daughter Mrs Mabel Kemp Dunn (1889-1991) née Greenhalgh, of Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, who presented it to the Library.


No further accruals are expected.