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INTRODUCTION.

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and peculiarities, have been recognised only in comparatively recent times. The historians of the old-fashioned type thought it beneath their dignity to consult provincial chronicles, or to enquire into the origin and meaning of popular observances and customs which, in many cases, have lingered on from a remote period. An occasional note would find its way into a corner of the Gentleman's Magazine ; sometimes an industrious antiquarian had the courage to publish the results of his researches in a costly volume, at his own expense. His friends accepted presentation copies, but took good care never to read them, and agreed in secret in regarding the author as a poor creature who was not quite right in his head. He was looked upon by his neighbours with good-natured indulgence and pity, and once in five years or so he was perhaps allowed to deliver a lecture at some local institution, when he was re. warded for his labours by seeing half his audience yawning dismally, and the other half asleep.

All this is now changed. The "muse of history” bas condescended to put off her purple robes, and to go about among the "common people," asking about their ways of life, their quaint sayings, their songs, traditions, and proverbs. During the last half century, an immense amount of material has been gathered together in all parts of the country towards the preparation of an intelligible and a thorough history of the English people. The publication now in the hands of the reader is an example—and I, being merely an outside reader, may venture to say, an excellent example-of the new local literature. No history of Cheshire will henceforth have

any claim to be considered complete which does not draw very largely upon the mine of wealth contained in the pages of CHESHIRE NOTES AND QUERIES. The Parliamentary History of the County is given in several forms, and the present volume contains, among mach other in. formation, a list of the members who have represented the county from the year 1702 down to 1820, as well as a list of the candidates for the various divisions and boroughs in the general election of 1885. The treatment of the earlier period is comprehensive and instructive, for it includes a sketch of general political bistory as well as of the local circumstances connected with it. Another valuable feature of the volume is the numorous extracts given from Parish Regis. ters and the records of townsbips. Even the reader in search of something that is curious or

entertaining will not turn over these particular pages in vain. He will find tbat many of the well known local names have been "household words” for at least three hundred years, and probably for much longer, and he will come now and then upon interesting little family notes, such as that concerning PENELOPE DAVENPORT, of the Bramhall stock, who in 1599 was married at Prestbury, when she was only seven years old. The history of that match would doubtless furnisb an exciting plot for the novelist whose hard lot it is to stimulate the jaded appetites of an exacting public.

Among the contributions to the present volume which are likely to attract general notice are Mr GREENHALGH'S " Recollections of Stockport.” They have a special interest as embodying the personal recollections of one who was an inbabitan of the borough in 1823. The changes that it has undergone during that interval, and the progress it has made in its manufacturing industries, are well brought out in connection with reminiscences of some of the leading commercial families. The sketches of social life are singularly fresh and vivid, and altogether Mr GREENHALGH'S“ Recollections" will be found to pro. sent the lighter side of that admirable HISTORY OF STOCKPORT which we owe to the industry and care of Mr HENRY HEGINBOTHAM, J.P. Among other papers to wbich I may venture to direct the attention of the reader are those on Marple Halland Judge BRADSHAW, on Old Tours through Cheshire, and on Cheshire Customs, Idioms, and Proverbs. The articles last referred to, from the pen of Mr ROBERT HOLLAND, Frodsbam, are full of quaint sayings, some of which de. serve a better fate than to be allowed to sink into oblivion.

The department of the work which deals with questions relating to various topics of interest has evidently been much appreciated by the public; but its usefulness might be greatly extended if the readers of NOTES AND QUERIES would assist the Editor in his efforts to throw light on the occarronces of the past. Tbere are many who could answer the questions which are put from time to time if they would only take the requisite trouble, and to do so would not tax their time very heavily. I observe that the pumber of Queries and Replies is increasing, and I conjecture that the more rapidly it increases the better pleased will the Editor be, for an essential part of his plan is that readers who are acquainted with any department of local history should become contribators. In this way alone can such a publication fully accomplish its original design. The Editor cannot frame a history of old Cbesbire, as the Germans evolve a system of philosophy, from “inner consciousness.” I may be permitted to express the hope that his readers will co-operato beartily with bim, and that the success of the work, already very striking, may be all that could be wished by its most cordial admirers, among whore I think it an honour to inscribe myself.

L. J. JENNINGS.

IN DE X.

In this Index more attention has been paid to the names of Persons and Places

connected with the County than to the names of those to whom only inci

dental reference is made. Names occuring more than once on the same page are only given once in the

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15

А Actons of Snelson

7 Adlington Murder in 1818

201, 265, 284 Ancient Dedications of Lancashire and Cheshire Churches

286 Anglo-Normans in Flintebire, The

...240, 263 April, Notes on...

91 Arms in Chester Castle

198

B Barrack Hill, Bredbury

.. 201 BIBLIOGRAPHYCheyney, John

58,80 Grey, Samuel ...

186 BIOGRAPHY Booth, John, of Cheadle

42 Caldecott, Randolph

51 Eaton, Samuel

94, 107, 153, 225 Percival, Sir Jobn Kt.

296 Robinson, Samuel

113, 137, 159 Borderland

81,91 Bradshaw, John, and Milton's visits to Cheshire 191 Brereton, Sir William ...

199 Bullock Smithy: Its History

.... 211, 252

с Cheadle Church Charities

189 Chcetham, Robert Farren...

14,37,286 CHESHIREAntiquity of Cheese-making

74, 276 Ancient Dedications of Churches in

286

A Famous Dwarf ...

6 A Tour Through Chesbire a Century Ago 196 Bibliography

58, 80, 159, 186 Days

171 Bracebridge Hall ...

310 Bulkeley Family

217, 222, 230 Candidates at the General Election, 1885– Ackers, Benjamin St Jobn

14 Addison, John E. W., Q.C.

15 Ambrose, William, A.C.

15 Ashton, Thomas Gair

15 Barlow, John Emmott

15 Brassey, Sir Thomas

15 Bright, Jacob... Brocklehurst, William Coare

15 Brooks, John ... Brooks, William Cunliffe

15 Brunner, John Tomlinson ...

15 Buckley, Abel

16 Caine, William Sproston

16 Cheetham, John F. Cotton, E.T. D.

16 Cross, Sir Richard Assheton

16 Cunliffe, Sir Robert Alfred...

16 Duncan, David

16 Egerton, Alan de Tattoo

16 Forwood, Arthur Bower

16 Foster, Balthazar Walter

17 Green, Edward

17 Greenall, Sir Gilbert

17 Grosvenor, Lord R.

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Booth, Hon. Langham

2, 4
Bunbury, Sir Charlss

34, 35
Bunbury, Sir Henry

2, 3, 4, 5
Cholmondtley, Charles 3, 5, 33, 34, 35, 85, 86
Cholmondeley, Thomas 123, 301, 302, 303
Cotton, Sir Robert Saluabury, bart. 33,

219, 220, 300, 301
Crewe, John, of Crewe 5, 34, 35, 85, 124,

218, 219, 220, 300, 301
Davenport, Davies, ol Capesthorne 303,305, 306
Egerton, Jobn

...303, 305
Egerton, Samuel of Tatton... 86, 123, 124,

218, 219
Egerton, Wilbraham of Tatton ...305, 306
Egerton, William of Tatton

302
Grosvenor, Richard Erle Drax...

302, 303
Grosvenor, Richard, Viscount Belgrave 306
Grosvenor, Sir Richard

... 5, 33, 86
Grosvenor, Robert, Viscount Belgrave

33, 34, 35, 85, 86, 301, 302
Grosvenor, Thomas 33, 123, 124, 218,

219, 220, 224, 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306
Mostyn, Sir Roger

2
Offley, John Crewe ...

2
Shakerley, Peter.

2, 3
Warburton, Philip Henry

36, 85
Warburton, Sir George...

1, 3, 4
Monumental Brasses in Churches

286, 297
Parliamentary History of Cheshire 1, 33, 84

122, 218, 300
CHESTER-
Catbedral Brasses

297
Grim Record of Old Chester Castle 282, 308

Transcripts of Chester Parish Registers 300
Chorley Hall, Wilmslow

235, 262, 273
Cost of Living in Various Countries

202
Cowper, William, of Chester...

124
Curiosities of Deaths and Marriages

264

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Hamley, Lieut.-gen. Sir E. B.

17
Hoare, Edward Brodie ...

17
Holland, Sir Henry Thurston

17
Hopwood, Charles Henry, Q.C...

18
Houldsworth, William Henry

18
Irwell, Lawrence

18
Jackson, Sir Henry Mather

18
Jennings, Louis J.

18
Kempster, Jobn

18
Kennedy, William Bann

18
Kenyon, Hon. George Thomas

18
Latham, George W.

70
Lawrence, Edwin

71
Leadam, Isaac Saunders

71
Leigh, Joseph

71
Legh, William John

71
Macdona, John Cumming ...
Mason, Hugh
Potter, Thomas Bayley
Raikes, Hon. Henry Cecil
Rankin, James

72
Rathbone, William

72
Rigby, John ..

72
Samu-Ison, James

72
Schneider, William Henry

72
Sidebottom, Tom Harrop

72
Sidebottom, William

72
Stanley, Hon. Edward Lyulph

72
Stephen, Oscar Leslie

72
Summers, William

72
Swettenbam, Edmund, Q.C.

73
Tipping, William

73
Tollemache, Henry James ...

73
Tomkinson, James

73
Valentine, Charles James

73
Verdin, William Henry...

73
Watkin, Sir Edward William

73
West Major William Cornwallis

73
Williamson, Stephen

73
Yerburgh, Robert

73
Cheese-making in the Olden Time

74, 276
Contributions to the Fund for the Defence of

England at the time of the Spanish Invasion
in 1588

200
Customs, Idioms, Metaphors and Proverbs 7, 26, 88
Description of the County Two Hundred Years
ago

220
Domesday

184
Heywood, a Cheshire Clockmaker...

137
High Sheriffs

110, 134, 215
Historical Notes on

...274, 289
Love and Crime, A Famous Cheshire Divorce
Case

298
Making the Best of Both Worlds : A Chesbire
Story...

307
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT from 1702 to 1820—
Bootle, Richard Wilbraham 123, 124,

218, 219, 220, 300

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