Crawford House of Lords Papers

Scope and Content

The volume comprises two manuscript works:

  • Folio 1: A roll of the nobility of England, 1696, as it was then delivered into the House of Lords by King at Arms;
  • Folio 6: Remembrances for Order and Decency to be kept in the Upper House of Parliament by the Lords, etc.

Conditions Governing Access

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, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 41).

Custodial History

Formerly part of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, the Library of the Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, from Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire. Former owner: T. Morell.