Family History Notebook
12th January 2008

A2A     Access to Archives

Searching the catalogue of Access to Archives (A2A) at produces many interesting references which cannot be followed up at the time. This page lists references found from January 2008 onwards.

Swyndells (January 2008)

Lancashire Record Office    Stanley, Earls of Derby (of Knowsley)
Catalogue Ref. 
Stanley family of Knowsley, Earls of Derby

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Deeds and Conveyances


         FILE  [no title] - ref.  DDK/456/7  - date: 1589: 21st Aug. 31 Elizabeth
            hit[from Scope and ContentAdmission of John Swyndells to a tenement in Rainow.

         FILE - Parties Names: The Earl of Derby. John Swyndells. - ref.  DDK/456/8  - date: 1588-9: 6th Mar. 31 Elizabeth

         FILE - Parties Names: Will Swyndells. John Swyndells. - ref.  DDK/456/10  - date: 1599: 22nd Nov., 42 Elizabeth

         FILE - Parties Names: Ferdinand Potts. John Swyndells. - ref.  DDK/456/13  - date: 1618: 1st Dec
Worcestershire Record Office    Worcestershire Quarter Sessions
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Quarter Sessions Rolls - ref. 1/1

   FILE - 4 Charles I: Sheriff Richard Skynner. [no ref.] - date: 1628
      item: Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Thomas Cottrell of Kings Norton Labourer to appear at Sessions and give evidence against William Lea and John Swyndells concerning divers misdemeanours committed by them against him. - ref.  1/1/54/7  - date: 7 October 1628
item: Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by John Swyndells Shoemaker John Lyndon Yeoman and Roger Kettle Yeoman all of Kingsnorton for the appearance of the said John Swyndells at Sessions to answer for the misdemeanours committed by him against Thomas Cottrell. - ref.  1/1/54/6  - date: 7 October 1628
Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service    THE DOWNES DEEDS
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Downes family of Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire

FILE - Rental - ref.  DDS/298  - date: 20 August 1602 (44 Eliz I)
   hit[from Scope and ContentA scedule, being "A true and perfect rentall and particular of the demesne lands, rents, Revenues and yearly profits received by Roger Downes of Shriggley in the Countie of Chester Esquire, made and set down (date as above)". Total value of rents shown 260.9.0. per annum. Lands and tenants listed: Pottshrigley, the demeane landes, a water Corne milne called Pottes milne, tenements held by Roger Downes, William Sympson, John Harrop, John Vnwayne, Reynold Allen, Lawrence Allen, William Warde, Lawrence Downes, John Normansell, Edward Bryne, Richard Etchells, Nicholas Adshed, John Rixton's wife, John Andrew's wife, Francis Pott, Peter Holme, Roger Cottrell, Thomas Smale, Edward Allen, Thomas Maydowes; Poynton, the ancyent demeane of Woorth in Pointon, the newe Coalepitt and Coalemynes in the same demeane, a water corne milne, tenements held by Lawrence Woodd junior, Robert Ward, Dorithie Collear, John Blackshaw, Lawrence Woodd senior, Edward Hall, Roger Rixton, John Woorth, John Woodd's wife, Robert Skelhorne, Richard Jepson, Francis Jepson, Roger Ward; Adlington, demeane lands and a tenement held by Lawrence Geaves; Whitfeild, demeane lands; Bollington, tenements held by Lawrence Clarke and John Jackson, Reynold Pott, Richard Taylor, John Dale, Edward Smyth, Robart Brundrett, Richard Shatwall, Reynold Oldome; Hurdsfeild, tenements held by George Clarke, Thomas Shriggeley, Richard Echells, widow Gylman; Sutton, tenements held by Richard Byrron, John Pott, Richard Bradshaw, Roger Greene, Robert Horderne, John Creswall; Mac'lesfeild, tenements held by Leonard Persons, William Swyndells; Vpton, tenements held by Edward Hollinshed, Lawrence Persons, John Davenport (called rotten feilde), Thomas Stapleton, Richard Wilson, Hugh Booth; Torkinton, tenement of Mr Leighe of the Boothes; Glossopdale, tenement of Michell Woodd; (hole in MS), John Taylor, Reynold Adshed; Ketulsholme, tenements held by John Pickford, George Cleyton.

Swindels (January 2008)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service     ARDERNE COLLECTION
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Arderne family of Harden, Cheshire
Done family of Utkinton
Crewe family of Utkinton

Box D

   Deeds relating to Harden, Alvanley etc - ref. DAR/D/65

      FILE - Award - ref.  DAR/D/65/4  - date: 14 Dec. 1542
         hit[from Scope and ContentIn dispute between Robert Dokenfeld of Portewode esq. and John Ardern of Hareden esq. concerning a mease and lands in Stockport. Edwarde Holt of Trafford gent. and Alexander Elcok, mayor of Stockport, arbitrators, award that the mease near the Newe Brydge in Stockport, now in occ. of John Swyndels, shall be held by John Ardern and that Robert Dokenfield shall hold for life certain lands in Stockport lately in dispute between the parties. Rent of 16d. to John Arderne, Robert Dokenfield as exor. of Robert Arderne to pay 4 marks due to Richard Arderne.
Manchester University, John Rylands Library     Tatton of Wythenshawe Muniments
Catalogue RefTW
Tatton family of Wythenshawe, Cheshire

FILE - MACCLESFIELD - ref.  TW/170  - date: 1592
   hit[from Scope and ContentLease for 10 years by Richard Rowe of Macclesfield, Alderman, to William Swyndels of Titherington. September 20th, 1592.
West Sussex Record Office    Parish records: Walberton to Wisborough Green
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Diocese of Chichester

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   Churchwardens: Property - ref. Par/210/10

      FILE - Grant - ref.  Par/210/10/1  - date: March 1527
         hit[from Scope and ContentWitnesses: John Alyn of Drongwyke, Sir John Swyndels, chaplain, John Napper, senior, John Luttman, Thomas Jakeman