Lindsay Collection of Deeds

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 RYCH/701-755
  • Dates of Creation
      early 13th cent.-1724
  • Physical Description
      41 subseries; 55 items.

Scope and Content

A miscellaneous collection of medieval and later deeds. Twenty-three relate to Lancashire, with smaller numbers relating to Cheshire, Cumberland, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. They are arranged alphabetically by place-name. They include five grants to Tintern Abbey (RYCH/744-748).

Acquisition Information

Rylands accession no. R61986. Purchased by the John Rylands Library at the Sotheby's auction of the library of W.A. Lindsay on 14 February 1927 (lot 64), through the London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, for £5 10s.

Custodial History

Formerly in the library of the late W.A. Lindsay, esq., Clarenceux King of Arms.