The collection primarily comprises deeds and allied documents such as grants, final concords, releases, leases, surrenders, extracts of court rolls and letters of attorney. These relate to the following properties in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and elsewhere:
Cheshire: Disley Stanley, pa. Stockport, 1351-1731; Kettleshulme, pa. Prestbury, 1368-1631; Macclesfield Forest, pa. Prestbury, 1308-1620; Overton, pa. Malpas, 1603; Taxal, 1339-1733; Twemlow pa. Sandbach, 1661; and Yeardsley cum Whaley pa. Taxal, early 14th cent.-1657.
Derbyshire: Castleton, 1416; Hartington, 1286; Hayfield, 1362; Makeney pa. Milford, n.d.
Lancashire: Chatburn pa. Whalley, 1598-1694.
Staffordshire: Marchington, 1382; Tunstall, 1517; Waterfall, 1386.
Yorkshire: Waddington, 1342.
Jodrell family papers include wills, inventories of goods, bonds and covenants, marriage articles and settlements, commissions in the militia, and a small quantity of correspondence. There are also papers relating to Edmund Jodrell's two terms as sheriff of Cheshire, 1650-1 and 1670-1.