A ballad made of a high and mighty controversy betwixt two knights in Cheshire

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 59
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1700-1750
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 ff. conjoined, folio manuscript. Written in a single hand on ff.1v-2r. On f.1r the name 'Mr Toft', possibly an owner, is written.

Scope and Content

Comprises a single poem concerning a quarrel between two kinsmen, Sir Peter Leycester and Sir Thomas Mainwaring, concerning a female ancestor, corresponding to Crum T3451.

Administrative / Biographical History

The author of the poem and the writer of the manuscript are both unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Heath's bookshop on 21 April 1994.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bcltq59