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F R Raines' Lancashire Manuscripts

Peter Davenport has scanned the forty-four volumes of Canon Raines' collection which is at Chetham's Library. They have kindly given him permission to produce a DVD for us to sell.

Mainly South East Lancashire, the collection also contains material from other counties such as Cheshire and Yorkshire. F R Raines was the Vicar of Milnrow in Lancs from 1832 - 1878 and had access to the records of many of the leading gentry families. He also transcribed some Parish Records. Over nearly fifty years he transcribed and made notes on a vast number of records, some of which have since disappeared. Peter has also scanned the index but recommends that you browse around the entry for full value. This DVD is an excellent resource for only £20. Our grateful thanks to Peter for all his hard work.

Lyn McCulloch

click on Publications CD/DVD to contact Len Davenport for your copy.
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 October 2011 09:49