Box 3

Scope and Content

Land purchases for the Canal in Worsley, Barton, Patricroft, Cornbrook, Lymm, Runcorn, Sale, Trafford and Hulme. Also details of annuities being paid, a list of the Duke's purchases in Lancaster and Cheshire between 1759 and 1773 and his annual outgoings on navigation and colliery concerns in Lancashire and Cheshire in 1773.