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William Dugdale Correspondence

William Vernon (d. 1664)

Cheshire antiquary. His wife held Shakerley for life through her first marriage.


William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 9 February 1648

Concerning Vernon's research and access to Lichfield ecclesiastical records.

Hamper, 205-8; British Library, Harleian 1967, 87

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 23 February 1648

Concerning research into Cheshire history. Postscript: Casts doubt on veracity of Elizabethan pedigree of the Hattons.

Hamper, 209-12; British Library, Harleian 1967, 68

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 8 March 1648

Concerning Vernon's research and his own intended visit to London.

Hamper, 213-5; British Library, Harleian 1967, 91

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 5 April 1648

Concerning Vernon's research and access to the Lichfield records.

Hamper, 215-7; British Library, Harleian 1967, 86

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 22 June 1650

Assures Vernon that Domesday is accurate copy of original. Describes himself as 'hard at work' on the Warwickshire.

Hamper, 237-8; British Library, Harleian 1967, 78-9

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 12 April 1651

Thanking him for material he has sent for the Warwickshire. Since no pass has come from Dodsworth, he is able to concentrate on his book rather than going to London to help with the Monasticon.

Hamper, 251-3; British Library, Harleian 1967, 76

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 9 July 1651

Thanks Vernon for his help and assures him (and Randle Holme) that he is interested in Cheshire only so far as it relates to his work on Warwickshire.

Postscript: concerning the death of Sir John Preston and access to his papers.

Hamper, 258-60; British Library, Harleian 1967, 80

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 23 July 1651

Answers letter of 11 July, in which Vernon proposed visit to Blyth Hall.

Hamper, 261-2; British Library, Harleian 1967, 81

 

William Dugdale to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 2 August 1651

Answering letter of 25 July. Confirms that the Monasticon is ready for the press, but doubts that it will sell in the current market.

Hamper, 263-4; British Library, Harleian 1967, 92

 

William Vernon to William Dugdale, [1652]

Concerning his research, Dodsworth's Monasticon and Dudgale's own research. Fragment

Hamper, 268

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs., 29 January 1653

He has just returned home, having spent months in London helping with the publication of the Monasticon and will now concentrate on Warwickshire. Encourages Vernon to produce an account of Cheshire.

Hamper, 266-7; British Library, Harleian 1967, 85

 

William Vernon, Shakerley, Lancs. to William Dugdale, Heralds' Office, 22 September 1663

'Honoured frend, being intreated by Mr Bradshawe of Chester to peruse his descent, I doe fynd by a deed that Adam Bradshaw of Chester younger sonne of Bradshawe married with a daughter of Asple of Asple, by which he had Asple and which estate they enjoyed to this daie, there ancestors having matcht with severall descentes & good famiulies in the county of Lancester, and the coate hath been borne by the name of Bradshaw of Asple to this daie .. my weaknes is such that I am not able to testify to you more for the present'.

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire