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Bailey - The Bailey Collection

Five letters to J. E. Bailey mentioning the Vigors family, three of which are from Philip D. Vigors.

This material is held at Chetham's Library
Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/16/16
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.17, bundle 10 no 4
Dates of Creation Jan-Feb 1877

Names and places beginning with W

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18
Dates of Creation 19th century

19th century transcript from State Papers, Domestic Series, of the petition of Lieutenant John Wainhouse in the county of Lancashire.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/1
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 1
Dates of Creation (1660)

Notes, letters and cuttings concerning Rev Peter Walkden of Preston and the chapel, Hesketh Lane, Chipping, near Preston, co Lancs.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/2
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 2
Dates of Creation 19th century

Sketch pedigree and notes concerning the Walker family of Newton Heath, co Lancs.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/3
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 3
Dates of Creation 19th century

19th century transcript from the "House of Lords Documents" concerning Richard Waker, vicar of Warton co Lancs.

This material is held at Chetham's Library
Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/4
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 3(i)
Dates of Creation 19th century

Notes concerning Judge Walmsley.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/5
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 4
Dates of Creation 1832

Scope and Content

Judge Walmsley's opinion "on behalf of the assignee of the claimant for Thomas Standish. Whether the proofs we possess are sufficient to support our Pedigree tracing our descent from Alex[ande]r Standish the Common Ancestor or whether anything & what is wanted to complete the same".

With transcription of Judge Walmesley's epitaph.


19th century transcript from State Papers, Domestic Series of the Royal Petition of Rev Brian Walton requesting presentation to the church of Winwick co Lancs.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/6
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 5
Dates of Creation (1660) & (1661)

Notes, letters, cuttings and sketch pedigrees concerning the Warburton family of Arley, co Ches.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/7
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 6
Dates of Creation 19th century

Notes concerning Mary Ward and the early history of the Ward family.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/8
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 7
Dates of Creation 19th century

Notes and letters concerning Wardley Hall near Worsley, co Lancs, and the Sherrington family.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/9
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 8
Dates of Creation 19th century

Large collection of notes, letters and cuttings concerning Warrington, co Ches.

This material is held at Chetham's Library
Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/10
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 9
Dates of Creation 19th century

Scope and Content

Includes manuscript copy of registers, (1601-1625).


Letter from J. Hibbert Ware to J. E. Bailey concerning Holland Watson, antiquary.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/11
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 10
Dates of Creation 19 May 1881

Scope and Content

With sketch pedigree of the Watson family.


Transcript of material in Raines Lancashire Manuscripts written by Watts [during the Civil War].

This material is held at Chetham's Library
Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/12
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 11
Dates of Creation 19th century

Transcription of the epitaph of John Weaver, antiquary.

This material is held at Chetham's Library
Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/13
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 12
Dates of Creation 19th century

Notes concerning Thomas West (d. 1779), antiquary and author of The Antiquities of Furness.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/14
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 13
Dates of Creation 19th century

Notes concerning Thomas Weston, 17th century minister.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/15
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 14
Dates of Creation 19th century

Scope and Content

Includes a transcription of his petition for fellowship of Manchester Collegiate Church taken from State Papers, Domestic Series.


Notes concerning Whalley Abbey, with transcripts of medieval documents.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/16
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 15
Dates of Creation 19th century

Notes concerning Griffith Williams, Bishop of Ossary.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/17
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 15(i)
Dates of Creation 19th century

1 letter to J. E. Bailey from W. Beamont, and 1 letter from W[illia]m [?Shallon] concerning Winwick co Ches.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/18
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 15(ii)
Dates of Creation 5 Dec [?1877] & Mar 1885

Notes concerning Peter White, vicar of St Neot's during the reign of Elizabeth I, and his sons Francis and John.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/19
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 16
Dates of Creation 19th century

Short note concerning Master Wright, apparently taken from The dolefull knell of Thomas Bell by Robert Parsons, published 1607.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/20
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 17
Dates of Creation 19th century

Envelope containing miscellaneous notes relating to subjects beginning with 'V' and 'W'.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/1/17/21
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.18 no 18
Dates of Creation 19th century

Scope and Content

Vaughan, Richard

Vanbrugh

Walker, Colonel

Walkers of Lancaster

Waters, Mrs Ann

Webster of Clitheroe

Werden, Joseph

Whewell, W

Whitehead, Thomas

Wild, J

Willine, J

Withers, George

Withington

Wood, Dean

Woods of Bolton

Wolseley, Sir Charles

Worde, Wynkyn de

Worsyncroft, Nicholas

Wrangham, Sir F.

Yarsborough Dr

Yates, James

'Yarndles'


Notes relating to Manchester

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 nos 1-24
Dates of Creation [19th century]

Manuscript volume entitled Description of some of the lithographic and engraved views of Manchester and its neighbourhood and of books, illustrated with views of Manchester, Liverpool and other places in the Counties of Lancashire and Cheshire, and of old Halls, buildings, portraits, antiquities and coats of arms, therewith connected, by Thomas Baker.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2/1
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 no 1
Dates of Creation 1869

Manuscript volume entitled Manchester Booksellers.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2/2
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 no 2
Dates of Creation 19th century

Scope and Content

Contains miscellaneous notes and jottings on Manchester booksellers and publishers.


Draft of a paper on Chetham's Library given on the occasion of the visit of the Manchester Literary Club to the building.

This material is held at Chetham's Library
Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2/3
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 no 3
Dates of Creation 19 Jun 1877

Scope and Content

Notes (some in shorthand), letters and cuttings concerning Chetham's Library.


Notes concerning the Wardens and Rectors of Manchester Collegiate Church.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2/4
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 no 4
Dates of Creation 19th century

Scope and Content

With notes concerning Richard Murray, deprived of the wardenship of Manchester in 1636. Includes a transcript of a document made before royal commissioners, concerning Murray's "many foule crimes and misdemeanors by him donne and committed since his being Warden of Manchester", 1635.


19th century transcripts of documents concerning the constitution, government and re-establishment of the Manchester College.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2/5
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 no 5
Dates of Creation (16th century-17th century)

Scope and Content

Includes transcripts of documents from State Papers, Domestic Series. Also 19th century newspaper cuttings concerning Cathedral revenues, documents, the choir and building restoration.


Miscellaneous notes and letters concerning Manchester families, buildings and institutions.

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Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2/6
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 no 6
Dates of Creation 19th century

Scope and Content

Contains torn pages 53-68 of a printed 18th century book detailing trials of those convicted of participating in the 1745 rebellion. Mostly people from Manchester, including Thomas Syddall, John Barwick, James Dawson and Charles Deacon. (Damaged).


Notes on Roman Manchester.

This material is held at Chetham's Library
Reference Number(s) ; GB 418 Bailey/2/7
Alt. Ref. Number GB 418 C.7.19 no 7
Dates of Creation 19th century