Record title: Thomas Worswicke's Book
Repository location: Stafford
Thomas Worswicke was steward to Edward Stafford, 13th Baron Stafford, town clerk of Stafford, and eventually (c 1625) mayor of Stafford. His reasons for keeping copies of town records and other documents remain unclear, as are the dates of these collections. The first ff 1–64 contain Stafford family pedigrees and other items; with second foliation begins Thomas Worswicke's collections of Stafford records for 1603–4, together with diary accounts of his activities in Stafford affairs.
1603–23; English; paper; v + 64 + 201 + v; 420mm x 260mm; modern pencil foliation 1–64, early ink foliation 1–178 follows pencil foliation (ff 92–8, 133 missing, ff 178–201 possibly unfoliated, or perhaps lost because of wear at top corner); bound in full brown calf (19th century) with brass studs and closures, title on spine: 'Stafford Manuscripts Pedigrees of the House of Stafford Stafford Town Record & Account.'