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Name: Chester City Record Office

Now known as Chester Archives and Local Studies.

Postal address: Cheshire Record Office
Duke Street
Town: Chester
County: Cheshire
Post code: CH1 1RL
Telephone: 01244 972 574
Web address:

61 documents found for Chester City Record Office:

Code Description Date Keywords

request of Christopher Carlisle for support of proposed voyage to America, 1580s

1580   exploration travel

paper regarding committee considering place for unloading and discharging cargoes at Burton Head, 1707

1707   commerce

request of Liverpool merchants for storehouse to be erected at Burton Head, 1715

1715   trade commerce buildings construction

paper regarding navigation improvement at Burton Head, 1715

A/B/4/37 & 47

proposal for tax on goods from Chester to St David's Head, 1732, and amendment, 1733

1732 - 1733 customs levies trade

petition from Chester to House of Commons requesting trade to Africa to be continued upon present establishment, 1726

1726   government parliament commerce

petition from Chester against Bill regarding embanking coasts of Abergele, county Denbigh, and restraint of stone trade, 1794

1794   Wales environment commerce

paper regarding Chester corporation presenting address to King requesting regulation of African Slave Trade, 1788

1788   Royalty commerce slavery colonies

proposal for harbour to be supported in Parliament by Chester M.P.s, 1819

1819   development port government

paper regarding prisage of wine at Liverpool and Chester, 1836

1836   alcohol customs prices
C/Mc 155

Bill concerning carrying away of stones from Caernarvon shore, eighteenth century

1700 - 1799 coastal erosion environment

agreement concerning voyage to Virginia, 1698

1698   America travel

draft of charter party for freight to Rotterdam and St Petersburg, 1752

1752   Europe commerce trade

Port of Chester New Haven assessment and account book, 1555-1604

1555 - 1604

Port of Chester primage papers, inc. receipts and disbursements by treasurers of the haven, 1567

1567   accounts

Port of Chester papers relating to the prisage of wines, 1637, 1815-32, 1845

1637 - 1845 prices alcohol trade commerce

Comptroller's subsidy book for the port of Parkgate, with names of ships and ports of origin, 1790-1802

1790 - 1802

misc. papers and reports of the River Dee Committee, pre-1850, inc. letters and volumes of soundings, 1850-89, plans and charts of river Dee estuary, 1693-1849

1693 - 1889 shipping trade waterways maps
CR/134/1-36, 135/1

records of the River Dee Company, 1733-1829, inc. accounts, copy letters, abstracts and misc. papers

1733 - 1829 shipping

attested copy of an agreement between John and Thomas Whittle, brothers, Chester brewers, with reference to share in the Swift, the Mary and the Amelia and the Hannah, ships trading from Liverpool, 19 September 1824

1824   alcohol ships commerce

letter with description of voyage to India, 1849

1849   correspondence travel

letters of David Brown of Upton regarding work on ships, 1842-52

1842 - 1852 correspondence repairers maintenance

letters regarding voyage to China, 1843

1843   correspondence travel East

letter book of Daniel Peck, Chester merchant, regarding trade inc. with Bristol, London, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Holland, Sweden and Lisbon, 1703 - 1704 [see D/Mc.1, ts of one page]

1703 - 1704 commerce Europe

papers of the River Dee Company comprising 1-3, minutes and accounts, 1733-1889; 4-5, Parliamentary Acts, 1771-1868

1733 - 1889 shipping

21 photographs of ships built at Crichtons, shipbuilders, Saltney near Chester, c.1920-30

1920 - 1930 construction Companies

photographs of HMS Chester and crew during First World War, 1917-18

1917 - 1918 ships navy battles

photograph of crew of HMS Valient disembarking at Liverpool Docks to help in the police strike, c.1919

1919   navy ships

account of shipping for port of Lancaster, inc. details of cargoes, destinations, etc., 1683

1683   trade commerce

fragment of account recording receipt of five shilling guarding H.M. Yacht Mary, 20 March 1674/5

1674 - 1675 navy security prices
CR656/5, 7-10, 13-15, 19-20, 29-33

papers of Matthew Anderton, Chester merchant, 1674-91, comprising letters, receipts and accounts relating to trade with Ireland and London

1674 - 1691 commerce

logbook kept by George Wade on board HM Temeraire, on a voyage to the West Indies, March 1761 - June 1762

1761 - 1762 navy ships colonies

paper regarding Mayor & Sheriff of Chester engaged in sending victuals to Conway, Beaumaris and Caernarfon Castles, 1400-1

1400 - 1401 food
H.S. 250

journal by William Harrison of travels by horse in North Wales, 1808

1808   animals transport

Ship Money assessment on Liverpool, Lancaster, Anglesey, Cardiff, Denbigh, Cumberland, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Carlisle, Caernarfon, Flint, Newport, Glamorgan, Pembroke, 1635

1635   accounts finances

recognizance regarding voyage to Carrickfergus, 1600

1600   leisure travel
M/L/2/199, 215, 245, 264

misc. papers relating to post boats to Holyhead and Ireland, 1607-14

1607 - 1614 packets

letter relating to treasure transported to Ireland via Liverpool, 1608

1608   correspondence

letter regarding Chester barque hired by Dublin merchants, 1608

1608   correspondence barges trade commerce

paper relating to English and Scottish passengers to Lough Foyle robbed by pirates, 1610

1610   piracy crime

letter regarding Chester sailor who embezzled goods of Dublin merchant, 1611

1611   correspondence mariners crime cargo

paper relating to ship belonging to Chester mayor seized at Milford Haven on account of it coming from Waterford, 1649

1649   ownership

quarantine restrictions regarding ships from plague-infected places in the United Provinces, 1664

1664   animals health welfare disease

letter from Mayor of Dublin to Mayor of Chester regarding Chester customs and Dublin merchants, 1550

1550   correspondence commerce trade

award regarding owner and crew of the Brave relating to damage incurred at the Isles of Scilly, 1593

1593   ships wrecks

paper regarding ships laden with malt from Cambridgeshire offered to Mayor of Chester for sale, 1597

1597   cargo trade commerce

report on pirates in Irish Sea, 1581

1581   piracy

letter from Captain at Point of Air regarding impressment of ship for royal service, 1558

1558   correspondence navy recruitment

collection of papers regarding the transport of 175 men to Dublin, July - September 1616

1616   shipping cargo
PE 1865

plan of Liverpool Bay, 1858

1858   ports harbours development

instructions on indictments for transportation to America, late eighteenth century

1750 - 1799 shipping

minute book of the Point of Ayr Lighthouse Trust, 1775-1889, with names and particulars of appointed pilots, 1776-1827

1775 - 1889

Quarter Sessions contracts for transportations of convicts, 1764-75

1764 - 1775 shipping cargo criminals

examination of Thomas Throckmorton with relation of his part-ownership of a barque carrying letters of marque against Bretons and visit to Poland, 1581

1581   barges warrants commissions

examinations of sailors, 1585-8, inc. relating to piracy, the Armada

1585 - 1588 pirates navy fleet
QSE/8/28, & 31-2

examinations concerning customs charged at Liverpool, 1610

1610   trade commerce docks

examinations concerning piracy at Newfoundland, 1609

1609   pirates Canada Islands

misc. examinations relating to customs, 1610, inc. relating to cargoes of herring and on the theft of a boat

1610   trade commerce crime levies
S/B/7f/f.125a-b & 127a references to wares laden at Chester... 1539   commerce

note of goods loaded aboard the Trinity of Wicklow, 1549

1549   trade commerce cargo ships

Sheriffs' Books, 1422-1559, inc. Chester Customs Entries for goods in named ships [see K.P. Wilson (ed.), Chester Customs Accounts, 1301-1566, Lancashire & Cheshire Record Society, 1969]

1422 - 1969 trade commerce