Muniments relating to the Arderne family of Alvanley, Cheshire, and the related Done family of Utkinton, Cheshire, and their estates. The documents relate chiefly to Alvanley, Utkinton, Tarporley, Rushton, Eaton, Oulton, Clotton, Kingsley, Norley, Duddon and Stockport. They include title deeds, rentals, maps, enclosure awards, and 17th- and 18th-century deeds concerning apprentices' charities.
There are numerous marriage settlements and wills from the 17th and 18th centuries. A number of items also relate to the Crewe family of Crewe, Cheshire.