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Records of the Legge family of Sandwell and Patshull, Barons Dartmouth, Earls of Dartmouth


The Legge family came to prominence through the staunch support of William Legge (d.1672) for Charles I during the English Civil War. Subsequent heads of the family served in a variety of official positions and rose in the peerage as Barons and then Earls of Dartmouth. Their archive consists of a mixture of estate, personal and records relating to their public offices. Of particular note are the records of the Office of the Ordnance in the 17th century, including the Tangier expedition of 1683, and papers relating to the American colonies on the eve of the War of Independence.
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Records of the Staffordshire Police, formerly Staffordshire Constabulary

The records of the Staffordshire Police are extensive, consisting mainly of the central administrative records, whilst the survival of records from individual police stations is patchy. A complete set of personnel registers is of particular interest to family historians. Records are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.
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Catholic Archives the Journal of the Catholic Archives Society, 1981-2015


This journal is one of many historical and genealogical journals held by the William Salt Library. It covers British Catholic history generally, and is complemented by Staffordshire Catholic History, 1961-1990, and its successor Midland Catholic History, 1991-2014.
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Records of Dr Milley's Hospital, Lichfield

The women's almshouses, subsequently known as Dr Milley's Hospital were probably founded in 1424, and re-endowed by Dr Thomas Milley in 1502-1504. The surviving records include a series of order books and minute books of the trustees from 1740 to 1967. Another interesting survival is the property rental of 1504.
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