Date range: 1622-1931
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The Arderne Deeds comprise muniments relating to the Arderne family of Alvanley, Cheshire, and the related Done family of Utkinton, Cheshire, and their estates.
Arderne documents relate chiefly to the townships of Alvanley, Utkinton, Tarporley, Rushton, Eaton, Oulton, Clotton, Kingsley, Norley, Duddon and Stockport. They include title deeds, leases, settlements, wills, and enclosure awards. There are also numerous marriage settlements and wills from the 17th and 18th centuries.
A number of items also relate to the Crewe family of Crewe, Cheshire. These include a group of 17th- and 18th-century deeds concerning charities for "the putting forth as apprentices yearly one of the eldest sons or, for want of such sons, one of the eldest daughters, of the cottagers or poorer sort of tenants" of Sir John Crewe and his heirs, in the townships of Clotton Hoofield, Eaton, Rushton and Alpraham.
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