Vols. 1-6. (Vol. 1) include: Papers connected with the affairs of Milton and his family (ed. John Fitchett Marsh). Epistolary relics of Lancashire and Cheshire antiquaries, 1653-1673 (ed. George Ormerod). Calendars of the names of families which entered their several pedigrees in the successive heraldic visitations of the county palatine of Lancaster [1533, 1567, 1613, 1664-5] (ed. George Ormerod). A fragment of Sir William Dugdale's visitation of Lancashire  (ed. F.R. Raines). Autobiographical tracts of Dr. John Dee, warden of the college of Manchester (ed. James Crossley). Visitation. temp. Hen.VIII (unedited fragment)
(Vol. II) includes: The rights and jurisdiction of the county palatine of Chester, the earls palatine, the chamberlain, and other officers; and disputes concerning the jurisdiction of the court of exchequer with the city of Chester, etc. (ed. Joseph Brooks Yates). The Scottish Field (ed. John Robson). Examynatyons towcheynge Cokeye More, temp. Hen. VIII in a dispute between the lords of the manors of Middleton and Radclyffe [c.1515] (ed. F.R. Raines).A history of the ancient chapel of Denton, in Manchester parish; including sketches of the townships of Denton and Haughton, for the convenience of which hamlets the chapel was originally erected; together with notices of the more ancient families, and particulars relating to the descent of their estates (ed. John Booker). A letter from John Bradshawe of Gray's Inn to Sir Peter Legh of Lyme [c.1623] (ed. W[illiam] L[angton]).
(Vol. 3 )includes :On the South Lancashire dialect (by Thomas Heywood). Rentale de Cokersand, being the bursar's rent roll of the abbey of Cockersand, in the county palatine of Lancaster, for the year 1501 (ed. F.R. Raines). The names of all the gentlemen of the best calling within the countye of Lancaster, whereof choyse ys to be made of a c[er]ten number to lend unto her Ma[jes]tye monye upon privie seals in Januarye 1588 (ed. F.R. Raines). Some instructions given by William Booth esquire to his stewards John Carington and William Rowcrofte, upon the purchase of Warrington by Sir George Booth baronet and William Booth his son, A.D. 1628 (ed. William Beamont). Letter from Sir John Seton, Manchester ye 25 March 1643 (ed. Thomas Heywood). The names of eight hundred inhabitants of Manchester who took the oath of allegiance to Charles II in April 1679 (ed. John Harland). The pole booke for Manchester, May ye 22d 1690 (ed. anon., but known to be John Harland).
(Vol. IV) includes :Some account of General Robert Venables, of Antrobus and Wincham, Cheshire, together with the autobiographical memoranda or diary of his widow, Elizabeth Venables [d.1689] (ed. J[ames] C[rossley]). A forme of confession grounded upon the ancient catholique and apostolique faith, made and composed by the honorable ladie the Lady Bridget Egerton, A.D. 1636. (ed. Philip Malpas Grey Egerton). A kalendar conteyning the names of all such gent. and others as upon Her Ma[jes]ty's pryvye seales have paid there money to the handes of Sir Hugh Cholmondley knyghte collector of Her Hyghnes loane within the countie of Chester together with severall somes and daies of receipt, A.D. 1597 (ed. R.H. Wood).History of Warrington friary (ed. William Beamont).
( Vol. V) includes: A description of the state, civil and ecclesiastical, of the county of Lancaster, about the year 1590, by some of the clergy of the diocese of Chester (ed. F.R. Raines) .A visitation of the diocese of Chester, by John, archbishop of York, held in the chapter house of the collegiate and parish church of Manchester, 1590, with the archbishop's correspondence with the clergy (ed. F.R. Raines). Letters on the claims of the College of Arms in Lancashire, in the time of James the First, by Leonard Smethley and Randle Holme, deputy heralds (ed. F.R. Raines). The Easter rolls of Whalley in the years 1552 and 1553 (ed. F.R. Raines).
(Vol. VI )includes : The rent roll of Sir John Towneley of Towneley, knight, for Burnley, Ightenhill, etc., in the county palatine of Lancaster, anno domini 1535-6 (ed. F.R. Raines). The autobiography of Mr. Langley of Prestwich, seventeenth century (ed. F.R. Raines). A close catalogue of the rectors of Prestwich, from 1316 to 1632. Extracted from the episcopal registers of Lichfield and Chester (ed. F.R. Raines).