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Christopher Towneley (1604-74)

Lancashire catholic antiquary and mathematician, who began compiling material for a history of Lancashire with Richard Kuerden.


Christopher Towneley, Carr Hall to William Dugdale, 19 September 1664

Sending as promised notes on a pedigree taken from Mr Vernon's book. He has sent his fee of 35s.

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Christopher Towneley, Carr Hall to William Dugdale, Heralds' Office, 29 October 1664

'Honoured Sir, I received your Letter from Preston and with it a Catalogue of whome you tooke notice did not appeare in Blakeburne hundred'. Comments on the Catalogue and who should have appeared etc. 'If you thinke it worth your notice takeing I will send you what I had from Mr Vernon'. Gives instructions for addressing letters, which should be sent via the Manchester post. 'If this bearer meete yow at your lodging hee will if yow please take order to send mee downe the Booke which yow have soe freely bestowed uppon mee'.

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Christopher Towneley, Carr Hall to William Dugdale, 5 April 1665

'Accordinge to my promise I have given notice to the three Townleys, And I perceave that my Cozen Townley of Dutton hath beene with you and enter'd his descent' - as he fears his cousin 'knowes little on' his descent, he offers his own assistance. 'And for my Cozen Townley of Barneside, I have transcribed hers, which I beleeve will be with you this time at Preston And for my Cozen Townley of Hurstwood I have transcribed hers, and sent it with this, with your fee of twentie five shillings'. He has written to Mr Hopkinson concerning the names of the Yorkshire gentry and he'll shortly give him an account of his answer, 'which I believe you will say is rationall, As any one in Yorkshire can do'.

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Christopher Towneley, Carr Hall to William Dugdale, Heralds' Office, 28 October 1667

'Much Honoured Sir, You may see how bold I am to bee your trouble before I have made some satisfaction for your last favours .. if you can spare your first coppy of our Lancashire visitation I will indeavour to certifie what I find amisse by what I have collected'. His nephew Braddill, the bearer, will safely transport the manuscript to Townley, who engages for its speedy and safe return.

Postscript: 'I pray you present my humble service to your good Lady by your next Letter to her.' Barddill will be able to tell Dugdale where Mr Walmesley of Dunkenhalgh is staying in London.

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