The subfonds contains papers relating to the executorship of Thomas Walton's will, among them the executors' account books and a quantity of material relating to his financial transactions. There are also records relating to the schools founded with Walton's bequest at Little Heath and Seamon's Moss in Dunham Massey township. The records of the former include the trustees' minute book cum account book, printed copies of the rules of the school and the form of morning and evening prayers, and bundles containing vouchers and minutes of trustees' meetings. For Seamon's Moss School there are papers relating to the building of the school, annual accounts of expenditure, and annual returns of pupils' attendance. Finally there are registers and accounts for the charitable distribution of bedding to the poor in Altrincham, Dunham Massey, Bowdon and Bollington.
Related Materials in Other Subfonds
The subfonds EGR3, Papers of the Booth Family, contains the following material relating to Thomas Walton: a letter of attorney whereby Sir George Warburton of Arley appointed T.W. as attorney for the purchase of a messuage in Great Budworth, 1739 (EGR3/6/2/14/16); an account of T.W.'s leasehold estates at his death, 1757 (EGR3/6/2/14/43); a letter from John Jackson to Mary Countess of Stamford discussing T.W.'s estate, 1757 (EGR3/7/1/1/2); a letter from Isaac Shaw to Mary Countess of Stamford announcing T.W.'s death, 1757 (EGR3/7/1/6/1); correspondence relating to T.W.'s claim to property leased by his uncle Thomas Walton in Dunham Massey, 1758 (EGR3/7/1/10); and three letters from George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington, to his daughter Mary Countess of Stamford recording Walton's death and discussing the executorship, 1757-8 (EGR3/7/3/3/3-5).