Palmer Collection Volume B

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 418 Palmer/2
  • Former Reference
      GB 418 Volume B, C.6.5
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century
  • Language of Material
      Latin ; English

Scope and Content

Quarto volume, lettered B on the spine. Pages 24 x 19 cms. Bound in half dark blue morocco. Several notes in pencil throughout the volume written by John Harland (1806-1868), who also added a table of the main contents at the end of the volume.

Contains extracts from the Kuerden MSS in the College of Arms, the Harleian MSS in the British Library and from the Kuerden MSS and Chetham papers in Chetham's Library.


1-19: Extracts from the Kuerden MSS in the College of Arms.

1-6: Grants, charters, deeds etc. (from Vol. II).

9-14, 15-16: Inquisitions post mortem etc. (from Vols. III and IV).

14-15, 17-19: Preston: lists of Mayors and others from the Guild Rolls (from Vol. VIII).

16-17: Pipe rolls and other records (from Vol. VII).

21-56: Extracts from the Harleian MSS (number of MS in brackets).

21-24: Various documents (2085).

24-26: Various documents (2077).

26-28: Various documents, including deeds relating to Heton (Heaton) in Prestwich (2112).

29-33: Inquisitions post mortem and other documents (2085).

33-37: Marriage agreements and other documents, many relating to Manchester (2112).

37-41: Middleton: deeds (2063).

41-46: Ex cartis Alex Barlow de Barlow...1653 (2112).

47: Scarisbrick: deeds (2063).

47-48: Bold family of Bold: deeds (2063).

48-49: Ashton, near Preston: deeds (2063).

49-50: Brockholes: deeds (2112).

50-51: Ashurst: deeds (2112).

51-52: Barton family of Barton, nr Eccles: deeds (2063).

52: Ex cronica Abbatiae S[anc]te Werburgiae in Cestria (2042).

52-54: Placita de Banco, term. pasch. Anno 20 Edw. I, Com. Lanc. (2085).

54-56: Elston and Banastre families, etc: deeds (2042, 2085).

57-72: Extracts from the Kuerden MSS in Chetham's Library.

73-88: Extracts from the Harleian MSS.

73: Manchester Church and its Collegiation (2179).

74-76: Various: inquisitions post mortem etc (2085).

77-88: Rental of Tho[ma]s West, lord of Manchester, May 1473 (2112).

89-92: Extracts from the Kuerden MSS in the College of Arms.

89: Township and manor of Kuerden (Vol. I).

91: Hoghton of Park Hall: pedigree.

92: Hilton-Ainsworth-Pilkington: pedigree.

93-155: Extracts from the Harleian MSS.

93-94: Bowes family (1171).

94-96: Extracts from a book of records of land tenures in Lancashire, preserved in the Duchy Chamber at Westminster (2085).

97: Miscellaneous extracts; notes on the Hopwood family of Hopwood (1152, 2076).

98: Rosthorne family: notes (890).

99: Redish family of Redish: notes (1468).

99: Parr of Kempnall: notes (1468).

100: Tetlow family of Werneth: deeds (1437).

100: Notes from the Visitation of Lancashire, 1567 (6159).

100: Ratcliffe: monumental inscription in Eccles church (2129).

101-105: A Declaration how God hath preserved the family kindred and posterity of Ethelston (now called Elston) in a competent though variable estate for a long time as the same hath bin collected from sundry p[ar]cells of ancient evidence by William Elstone (2042).

157-163: Extracts from a Memorandum Book written by Mr Thomas Eyre of Sheffield. Narrative accounts of the Cunliffes of Wycollar (Wycoller) (18th century) and of the Eyres.

164-182: Extracts from the Chetham MSS. Paper relating to the Chetham family.

164-165: Account of Humphrey Chetham's funeral charges, probate, debts; the College: instructions concerning the Library (No. 2).

165: Acts, bonds, acquittances etc. (No. 3).

166-167: Francis Chetham of Nuthurst: bonds, notes of hand etc. (No. 4).

168-173: Papers relating to Broughton; Ferdinando Stanley Esq and the Chethams; rental of the manor of Pilkington (No. 5).

173-179: Lawsuits between Edward and James Chetham and others, children of Edward Chetham of Smedley, nephew and executor of the founder of Chetham's Hospital (No. 6).

179: Account books bound in parchment: inventory (No. 7). Refers to 2 cash books of George Chetham of Turton and Cleyton (Clayton), 1633-1637 and 1640-1670, and an account book of James Chetham of Turton and Cleyton (Clayton), 1664-1673.

179: Autograph journal of the Chetham family, 1701-1713, in Italy (No. 8).

180: Humphrey Chetham's letter to Briddocke, Isle of Man, concerning the purchase of the College, 17 May 1648.

181-182: Affairs of Humphrey Chetham (No. 1).

Acquisition Information

Volume contains a manuscript note of presentation to Chetham's Library by Joseph Jordan in 1862.