Crawford Genealogical Miscellany

Scope and Content

Notes in various hands, mostly from published sources, concerning various landed families, namely: Chichester of Hall in Devon; Dennistoun of Dennistoun, Dunbartonshire; Jones of Ireland; Ludlow, Earl of Ludlow; Halliday of Squire's Hill, Antrim; and Christy of Apuldrefeld. The notes are bound together with a list of seats belonging to Roman Catholic gentlemen, 1819.

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 45).

Custodial History

Formerly part of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, the Library of the Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, from Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire. Former owner: Lord Farnham, K.P. The list of seats previously belonged to Captain Edward Jones 1st North Lancashire Militia (1821), Michael Jones, and Thomas Moule (1784-1851), antiquarian. The manuscripts were probably collected together by Mr Montague (1841).

Related Material

North Devon Record Office holds records of the Chichester family of Hall (ref.:B 459, B 170 add/35-36 and B 170/234).