Lancashire Deeds

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 RYCH/285-700
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      All items are written in English, unless otherwise stated.
  • Physical Description
      122 suberies; 420 items.

Scope and Content

A miscellaneous collection of deeds relating to over one hundred and fifteen places in Lancashire, dating predominantly from the 17th and 18th centuries. They are arranged alphabetically by place-name. Among the larger groupings are deeds relating to Bolton le Sands, Farington, Goosnargh, Lancaster, Manchester, Singleton and Tottington. There are also documents relating to Fakenham Lancaster in Norfolk (RYCH/401-403) and Stamford and Sutterton in Lincolnshire (RYCH/698-699).

Acquisition Information

Rylands accession no. R54098. Purchased by the John Rylands Library from Herbert R. Moulton, specialist in parchments, Fleet Street, London, for £20 in February 1922. Moulton stated that the deeds were acquired from various unspecified sources.