Author Topic: Sir Peter Leycester's 17th century 'Pedigrees of Cheshire Families', 1666  (Read 150 times)

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Sir Peter Leycester's 17th century 'Pedigrees of Cheshire Families', 1666
« on: Saturday 08 August 20 14:09 BST (UK) »
Hello,
I am trying to find an electronic copy of the above but just cannot seem to locate one. Lots and lots of references to it but not the book itself. Please can someone point me in the right direction ?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Simon
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Sir Peter Leycester's 17th century 'Pedigrees of Cheshire Families', 1666
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 August 20 14:34 BST (UK) »
The book is held by Cheshire Archives, and it is very unlikely there is an electronic copy on line.
They say "Outsize volume, stored in a black tin. Front cover loose. Heavy. Handle with care."
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pt2/

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Re: Sir Peter Leycester's 17th century 'Pedigrees of Cheshire Families', 1666
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 August 20 14:47 BST (UK) »
Hi, stanmapstone,
TVM for that - very helpful.
It still leaves me wondering how so many people online reference it  - presumably they have accessed its contents somehow. Maybe they all have deep pockets and large coffee tables to put their copy on  :)
ATB
Simon
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.


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Re: Sir Peter Leycester's 17th century 'Pedigrees of Cheshire Families', 1666
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 August 20 15:04 BST (UK) »
It still leaves me wondering how so many people online reference it  - presumably they have accessed its contents somehow.

Your best bet will be to ask Cheshire Archives. They will be fully aware of any transcription or filming or digitisation of their own records.

During this period when archives have not been open to personal researchers, many archive staff have gone out of their way to offer help by email.

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Re: Sir Peter Leycester's 17th century 'Pedigrees of Cheshire Families', 1666
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 August 20 15:10 BST (UK) »
Hi, Bookbox,
That is good advice and I will certainly follow-up with Cheshire Archives; thankfully I am close enough to visit at well some time.
That said, I suspect they have a copy or the original. It was definitely printed at some time; I came across a 24 Feb 1672 letter from Peter Leycester to Randle Holmes replying to the latter's request for a discount on a copy. Sadly the author had to reply that he had disposed of his six copies but he said they were still available from the printer at 16s 0d a copy. Presumably that was quite a large sum in 1672.
ATB and thanks again.
Simon
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.