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Repository Cheshire Record Office
Level Collection (Fonds)
Reference Collection (Fonds)
Title The John Paul Rylands Collection
Date 19th century- 20th century
Description John Paul Rylands (1846-1923), a member of a well-known Warrington family, was a barrister by profession, and practised as a member of the Northern Circuit at the Chancery bar in Liverpool. His particular interests, however, were genealogy and heraldry; particularly in Lancashire and Cheshire; he became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1873, was a founder, in 1878, of the Record Society and Cheshire and subsequently its president., and a member of the councils of both the Harleian and Chetham Societies. He contributed to many genealogical and antiquarian journals and was best known for his editions of "Visitations of Cheshire" 1518 and 1613 fir the Harleian Society. The records described below reflect the genealogical and heraldic interests both of himself and his immediate family. Further details of his life and publications can be found in the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire NS. Vol 39, 1923.
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