Nicholls Deeds

  • Reference
      GB 133 RYCH/3393-3408
  • Dates of Creation
      1630-1809
  • Physical Description
      8 subseries; 16 items.

Scope and Content

A small collection of deeds and documents assembled by the antiquary William Nicholls. Most relate to Cheshire, with Lower Withington best represented (RYCH/3399-3407). There is also a single deed relating to Montgomeryshire (RYCH/3394), and a copy of the will of the 3rd Earl of Bradford (RYCH/3408).

Acquisition Information

Rylands accession no. R81524. Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the Leicester bookseller Bernard Halliday for £6 15s in September 1938, along with the Nicholls Local History Collection, English MSS 916-925.

Custodial History

From the collections of the Cheshire antiquary William Nicholls, esq., F.S.A. (d. 1809), Deputy Registrar and Secretary to the Bishop of Chester.