Lancashire Legal Commonplace Book

Scope and Content

A manuscript volume, imperfect at the beginning and end, containing copies of some one hundred and fifty legal documents of various kinds of the early 18th century, relating for the most part to North and East Lancashire. Original pagination: 9-258.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the John Rylands Library by Blanshard Stamp esq. in May 1938.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of Additions to the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937-1951 (English MS 909).