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St Werburgh's Abbey, Chester (later Cathedral)

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Date: 957-1874
Places:
  • Chester, Cheshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Benedictine monks
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C65332 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O61941 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
0957-16th cent: deeds, estate papers, extracts and memoranda
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See British Library index of manuscripts
2
late 13th cent-early 14th cent: 3 cartularies
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (nos.228-30); and Chetham Soc (1920-3)
3
16th cent: cartulary
Manchester University: University of Manchester Library
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.231)
4
1280: inspeximus of 16 charters (1100-1265)
St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.232); HMC 55:Various Collections, VII, p24; Monastic Research Bul
5
c1233-77: deeds (8)
Keele University Library Special Collections and Archives
NRA 10600 Hatton Wood

See Tait, Chartulary or Register of Abbey of St Werburgh (Chetham Soc, NS, 82)
6
mid 12th cent-1335: deeds (24) mid 12th cent, 1233-1312, settlement of disputes 1271-1335
Manchester University: University of Manchester Library
NRA 10465
7
1301-17th cent: copy of reply to writ of quo warranto c1489-1502
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 38142 Cholmondeley
8
late 13th cent-early 14th cent: register of pleas, etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.233)
9
late 13th cent-early 14th cent: roll of pleas and charters
British Library, Manuscript Collections
10
16th cent: book of transcripts, incl inspeximus by Henry VIII reciting charters from 12th cent
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
See Monastic Research Bulletin 4,p8
11
1398: rental of Henry de Sutton, abbot
British Library, Manuscript Collections
12
1416: rental of Thomas Erdeley, abbot of St Werburgh
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
13
mid 12th cent-17th cent: deeds, rental (1449), transcripts rel to abbey
Collection held privately: enquiries to Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 13470 Grosvenor

See W Beamont, Calendar of Ancient Charters Preserved at Eaton Hall (1862)
14
1475: papers rel to legal dispute
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 10699 Leveson-Gower
15
13th cent: Magnum Registrum Album of Lichfield Cathedral, containing chester annals 1226-59
Lichfield Cathedral Library
See HMC 37: 14th Rep, App VIII, 206-11
16
collections of the Holme family of Chester, incl much (originals and copies) rel to abbey
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See CE Wright, Fontes Harleiani (1972)
17
1741-1874: corresp, rentals, accounts, minutes of meetings and plans of properties
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2006

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