Collection of Manuscript deeds and charters of the Towneley of Towneley family

Item date: 12th - 19th centuries
Grant Value: 1,500
Item cost: 60,000
Item date acquired: 1990
Item institution: Lancashire Record Office
Town/City: Preston
County: Lancashire

Two thirds of the archive dates from before 1500 and represents one of the most significant collections of medieval deeds to survive for Lancashire. There is a cartulary of the Edisford leper hospital 1317, an indulgence issued from Boston, printed by Pynson in 1519 and a subsidy roll for Lonsdale Hundred of about 1590