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THE 



RECORD SOCIETY 

FOR THE 

publication of Original Jatttmenis 

RELATING TO 

LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE, 



CTounril* 

JAMES CROSSLEY, F.S.A., Stocks House, Cheetham, Manchester, PRESIDENT. 
WILLIAM BEAMONT, ESQ., Orford Hall, Warrington, VICE-PRESIDENT. 
R. C. CHRISTIE, M.A., Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester, Darley 

House, Matlock, VICE-PRESIDENT. 
JAMES CROSTON, F.S.A., Upton Hall, Prestbury, Cheshire, VICE- 

PRESIDENT. 

LIEUT. -COLONEL FISHWICK, F.S.A., Carr Hill, Rochdale, VICE-PRESIDENT. 
GEORGE LITTLE, Q.C., Vice- Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, 

Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, VICE-PRESIDENT. 
W. ALEXANDER ABRAM, Blackburn. 

COLONEL J. L. CHESTER, LL.D., 124, Southwark Park Road, London, S.E. 
G. E. COKAYNE, M.A., F.S.A., Lancaster Herald, Heralds' College, London. 
HENRY H. HOWORTH, F.S.A., Derby House, Eccles, near Manchester. 
THOMAS HUGHES, F.S.A., The Groves, Chester. 



. Creatfum. 

J. PAUL RYLANDS, F.S.A., Highfields, Thelwall, near Warrington. 

?2on. decrttarp* 

J. P. EARWAKER, M.A., F.S.A., Withington, near Manchester. 



The following are the chief Classes of Original Docu- 
ments proposed to be transcribed and published by 
the Society. 

(i.) INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM. 

(2.) WILLS AND INVENTORIES (from Chester, Lichfield, Rich- 
mond, York, and London). 
(3.) SUBSIDY ROLLS (both Lay and Clerical for both Counties). 



[ PROSPECTUS. 

(4.) MANOR COURT ROLLS AND GUILD ROLLS. 

(5.) FAMILY DEEDS AND PAPERS. 

(6.) RECORDS OF THE DUCHY COURT OF LANCASTER. 

(7.) CHESHIRE PLEA ROLLS AND RECOGNIZANCE ROLLS. 

(8.) CLERICAL RECORDS. 

(a) Presentations to Lancashire and Cheshire Churches, 

Abbeys, Priories, and Convents, from the Episcopal 
Registers at Lichfield, A.D. 1300 to 1540. 

(b) Presentations to Lancashire and Cheshire Churches, 

from the Episcopal Registers at Chester, A.D. 1540 
to the present time. 

(c) Compositions for First Fruits, from the Record Office, 

London. 

(9.) MARRIAGE LICENCES AND BONDS. 
(10.) PARISH REGISTERS. 
(n.) EARLY CHURCHWARDENS' ACCOUNTS. 

(12.) MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS OF LOCAL INTEREST, such as 
State Papers, Royalist Composition Papers, &c. &c. 



PROSPECTUS. 

THE great importance of Original Records in the elucidation of the 
history of any district is every day becoming more widely known 
and more generally appreciated. Two difficulties, however, stand 
in the way of their being as much used as they otherwise would 
be firstly, the difficulty of access by those whose time for research 
is limited ; and, secondly, the great cost of having them transcribed. 
It is to obviate these difficulties, so far as regards the two counties 
of Lancaster and Chester, that this Society has been founded ; and 
it is to be hoped that by its means Records heretofore but little 
known and rarely if ever consulted will be placed within the reach 
of every reader who may desire to examine them. 

The Original Records the Society proposes to print are classified 
in the above list, and it will be seen, that whilst they range over 
a wide area they are all of much interest to those who care for 
county and family history. The Inquisitiones post mortem comprised 



PROSPECTUS. ill 

in Class I. are the most valuable documents for topographical and 
genealogical purposes that the historian can use. They were taken 
after the death of the landed proprietors before the Escheator of 
the county and a local jury (whose names are always given). 
Besides showing the various lands held by the deceased, and the 
name and age of his son and heir or next of kin, they very fre- 
quently contain abstracts of family settlements and deeds. The 
Society hopes to be able, in the course of time, to print full 
abstracts in English of all the Inquisitiones post mortem relating to 
Lancashire and Cheshire (in number about 4,000), the great value 
and importance of which cannot be over-estimated. 

There is little need to enlarge on the interest that attaches to 
Wills and Inventories; their value is so universally appreciated, and 
their interesting character so well known, that the volumes which 
the Society proposes to print will be sure to find a ready welcome. 
The Subsidy Rolls are a class of Records which have been very 
little used, but which contain "the names and places of abode of 
those who in the i4th, i5th, i6th, and iyth centuries were taxed 
for the king's subsidies, in order to enable him to carry on his wars 
and to administer the affairs of his kingdom. These rolls give the 
names of the chief inhabitants throughout the two counties for a 
long series of years, of which, in many cases, there is no other 
information. 

The other classes of original documents which the Society pro- 
poses to have transcribed are all highly illustrative of Local 
History, and there can be no doubt of the advisability of having 
them printed. 

Great interest is felt at the present time in Parish Registers, and 
the Society hopes to be able to make arrangements for the printing 
in full of several of the earlier and more important ones. By 
printing the entries exactly as they stand, much valuable information 
relating to Local Families will be brought to light. 

Each Volume will be, as far as possible, complete in itself, and 
will be fully indexed. 

An Introductory Preface will be written by the Editor of each 
Volume, and occasional brief notes will be appended at his dis- 
cretion. It is, however, not proposed to annotate the text to any 
great extent. 

Two Volumes will be issued, if possible, each year. No copies 
will be sold to Non-members, except at a greatly increased price. 

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RULES. 



i. THAT the Society shall be called the RECORD SOCIETY, and 
shall have for its object the transcribing and publishing of Original 
Documents relating to the counties of Lancaster and Chester. 

2. That the affairs of the Society shall be governed by a Council, 
consisting of a President and twelve Members, the former of whom 
shall be annually elected by the Council 

3. That three Members of the Council shall form a quorum. 

4. That the subscription of Members of the Society shall be 
jt. is. per annum, which shall entitle them to the publications for 
the year. 

5. That the subscriptions shall be due on the 3oth of June in 
each year, and that no work shall be issued to any Member whose 
subscription is in arrear. 

6. That an Annual Meeting of the Society shall be held in the 
month of July, of which due notice shall be sent to all the Mem- 
bers. At this meeting a Report of the work of the Society, with a 
Statement of the Income and Expenditure, shall be presented. 
These shall be annually published, together with a List of Members 
and the Rules of the Society. 

7. That so long as the funds of the Society permit, two volumes 
at least shall be issued to the Members in each year. 

8. That no copies of the publications of the Society shall be 
sold to non-members, except at an increased price to be fixed by 
the Council. 

9. That no payment shall be made to any person for editing 
any work for the Society, but that the Editor of each volume shall 
be entitled to twenty copies of the work so edited by him. 

i o. That the Treasurer's accounts shall be audited by two Mem- 
bers of the Society, who shall be elected at the Annual Meeting. 

ii. No alteration shall be made in any of the above Rules 
except at the Annual General Meeting. Notice of any proposed 
alterations must be sent to the Secretary a month before such 
General Meeting. 

12. That a Meeting of the Council of the Society shall be 
called by the Secretary at least once in every three months. 

The Annual Subscription of i. is., entitling the Members to all 
the Volumes issued for that year, may be paid to the Hon. Treasurer, 
or to the credit of the Society at their Bankers, the Manchester and 
Liverpool District Banking Company, at any of their branches. 



LIST OF MEMBERS 

to JUNE 3oth, 1879. 



ABRAM, W. Alexander, Esq., Alma Street, Blackburn 

ANDREW, Frank, Esq., Apsley Place, Ashton-under-Lyne 

ANTIQUARIES, The Society of, Burlington House, London 

ARMYTAGE, Geo. J., F.S.A., Clifton- Woodhead, Brighouse 

ASHTON, T. Gair, Esq., Ford Bank, Didsbury 

ASHWORTH, John James, Esq., Clifton House, Great Lever, Bolton 

ASHWORTH, William, Esq., 18, Plantation Street, Accrington 

BAILEY, Rev. James, Clergy House, Wigan 

BAILEY, J. Eglington, F.S.A., Egerton Villa, Stretford, Manchester 

BARBER, Fairless, F.S.A., Castle Hill, Rastrick, Brighouse 

BARDSLEY, Rev. Charles W., M.A., The Vicarage, Ulverstone 

BARTON, Richard, Esq., West Leigh Lodge, Leigh 

BATES, Rev. J. Chadwick, M.A., Castleton Vicarage, Manchester 

BAZLEY, Sir Thomas, Bart., M.P., Eyford Park, Stow-on-the-Wold. 

BEAMONT, William, Esq., Orford Hall, Warrington 

BEARD, James, Esq., The Grange, Levenshulme, Manchester 

BEEDHAM, B. H., Esq., Ashfield House, Kimbolton 

BIRCH, Herbert, Esq., The Vicarage, Blackburn 

BIRLEY, J. Shepherd, Esq., Moss Lea, Bolton-le-Moors 

BOLTON, John, Esq., Southfield, Blackburn 

BONE, John W., F.S.A., 26, Bedford Place, Russell Square, London 

BOOLS, William Edward, Esq., 7, Cornhill, London 

BOSTOCK, Robert Chignell, Esq., 22, Loughborough Road, Brixton 

BOULT, Joseph, Esq., Exchange Buildings, Liverpool 

BOYLE, Edmund Montagu, Esq., 14, Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London 

BRIDGEMAN, The Hon. and Rev. Canon, Wigan Hall, Wigan 

BROOKE, Thomas, F.S.A., Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield 

BROWN, Rev. R. Holgate, M.A., The Vicarage, High Lane, Stockport 

BUCKLEY, Rev. Joseph, M.A., Sopworth Rectory, Chippenham 

BURKE, Sir Bernard, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, The Castle, Dublin 

BURTON, J. H., Esq., 5, Trafalgar Square, Ashton-under-Lyne 

CARR, James, Esq., Langroyd, Colne 

CHADWICK, David, M.P., 2, Moorgate Street, London 

CHALLINOR, Ralph, Esq., 35, Deansgate, Bolton 

CHESTER, Colonel J. L., LL.D., 124, Southwark Park Road, London, S.E. 

CHESTER, The Right Rev. the Bishop of, Dee Side, Chester 

CHORLTON, Thomas, Esq., 32, Brazennose Street, Manchester 

CHRISTIE, The Worshipful R.C., M.A., Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester, 

Darley House, Matlock 

CLARKSON, M., Esq., 15, West Forty-fifth Street, New York, U.S.A. 
CLOSE, Thomas, F.S.A., Nottingham 

COKAYNE, G. E., M.A., F.S.A., Lancaster Herald, College of Arms, London 
COLEMAN, James, Esq., 9, Tottenham Terrace, White Hart Lane, Tottenham 

London 

COLLY, Thomas D., M.D., Newton, Chester 
COOPER, Thomas, Esq., Mossley House, Congleton 
COTTAM, Samuel, F.R.A.S., Wightwick House, Manchester 
COURTOWN, The Earl of, 71, Eaton Square, London 
COWIE, The Very Rev. Dean, F.S.A., The Deanery, Manchester 
COXE, Rev. H. O., M.A., Bodleian Library, Oxford 
CREEKE, Major A. B., Monkholme, Burnley 
CROSSLEY, Geo. F., Esq., Birch Tree Bank, Prestwich 
CROSSLEY, James, F.S.A., Stocks House, Cheetham, Manchester 
CROSTON, James, F.S.A., Upton Hall, Prestbury, Macclesfield 



VI LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. 

DAMES, R. S. Longworth, Esq., 32, Upper Mount Street, Dublin 

DANA, B., Esq., Berkeley Street, Boston, U.S.A. 

DAMSON, J. T., F.S.A., Green Fields, Little Sutton, Chester 

DAVENPORT, Rev. Geo. H., M.A., Foxley, Hereford 

DEAN, John Ward, Esq., 18, Somerset Street, Boston, U.S.A. 

DENHAM, Edward, Esq., New Bedford, Bristol, Co. Mass., U.S.A. 

DERBY, The Earl of, K.G., Knowsley, Prescot 

DEVONSHIRE, The Duke of, K.G., F.S.A., Devonshire House, London 

DIXON, George, Esq., Astle Hall, Chelford, Cheshire 

DIXON, James, Esq., 66, Chapel Street, Ormskirk 

DUCKETT, Sir George, Bart., Oxford and Cambridge Club, London 

EARWAKER, J. P., M.A., F.S.A., Withington, Manchester 
EASTWOOD, J. Adam, Esq., 49, Princess Street, Manchester 
ELWES, Dudley G. Gary, F.S.A., 5, The Crescent, Bedford 
EVANS, John, Esq., 17, Brazennose Street, Manchester 

FFARINGTON, Miss, Worden, Preston 

FFARINGTON, R. Atherton, Esq., Mariebonne, Wigan 

FFOULKES, Wm. Wynne, M.A., Old Northgate House, Chester 

FIELDEN, Joshua, M.P., F.S.A., Nutfield Priory, Redhill, Surrey 

FISHER, Rev. George, Hornby, Lancaster 

FISHWICK, Lieut.-Col., F.S.A., Carr Hill, Rochdale 

FLETCHER, J. S., Esq., Treherne House, West Hampstead, London 

GARNETT, W., Esq., High Sheriff of Lancashire, Quernmore Park, Lancaster 

GIBSON, James, Esq., Salem, New York, U.S.A. 

GILLOW, Joseph, Esq., Fallowfield, Manchester 

GOWER, Granville Leveson, M.A., F.S.A., Titsey Place, Limpsfield, Surrey 

GRANTHAM, John, Esq., 2, Rothsay Place, Old Trafford 

GRATRIX, Samuel, Esq., West Point, Whalley Range, Manchester 

GREENHALGH, J. D., Esq., 66, Radcliffe Road, Bolton 

GROSART, Rev. A., LL.D., Park View, Blackburn 

GRUNDY, Alfred, Esq., Whitefield, Manchester 

HALL, Hugh F., Esq., Greenheys, Wallasey 

HALL, James, Esq., Willaston Board School, Nantwich 

HALL, John, Esq., The Grange, Hale, Cheshire 

HAMILTON, M., Esq., York Street, Cheetham, Manchester 

HARGREAVES, John, Esq., Ravenswood, Rock Ferry, Liverpool 

HARLOW, R. Dumville, Esq., Heaton Norris, Stockport 

HARRISON, Wm., F.S.A., Samlesbury Hall, Preston 

HAWORTH-BOOTH, Lieut. -Colonel, Derwent Bank, Malton 

HEALEY, C. E. H. Chadwyck, Esq., 7, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London 

HEAPE, R. Taylor, Esq., Highfield, Rochdale 

HEGINBOTHAM, Henry, Esq., J.P., Millgate House, Stockport 

HELSBY, Thomas, Esq., Lincoln's Inn, London 

HERFORD, Edward, Esq., J.P., Westbank, Macclesfield 

HERFORD, Rev. Percy M., Gatley, Cheadle, Manchester 

HIRST, John, Esq., Ladcastle, Dobcross, Saddleworth 

HOLDEN, Adam, Esq., Church Street, Liverpool 

HOLDEN, Colonel, 29, Queen's Gate Terrace, London 

HOLLAND, Edgar S., Esq., 10, Cook Street, Liverpool 

HOVENDEN, R., Esq., Park Hill Road, Croydon 

HOWORTH, David F., Esq., Stamford Terrace, Ashton-under-Lyne 

HOWORTH, Henry H., F.S.A., Derby House, Eccles 

HUGHES, Thomas, F.S.A., Chester 

JACKSON, Henry B., Esq., Basford House, Whalley Ranee 
JACKSON, Miss, Pownall Hall, Wilmslow 
JOHNSON, J. H., Esq., 73, Albert Road, Southport 
JORDAN, J. Joseph, Esq., 11, Seedley Mount, Pendleton 

KNOWLES, George, Esq., Tudor House, Heaton, Bolton-le-Moors 



LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. 



Vll 






LANGTON, Wm., Esq., Docklands, Ingatestone, Essex 
LAW, Wm., Esq., Honoresfeld, Littleboro' 

LAWRENCE, Christian W., Esq., Manor House, Sevenhampton, AndoversforJ 
LEE, Rev. M. H., M.A., Hanmer, Whitchurch, Salop 
LEES, Samuel, Esq., Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne 
LEGH, Lieut. -Colonel Cornwall, High Legh, Cheshire 
LEIGH, John, Esq., Whalley Range, Manchester 
LEYLAND, John, Esq. , The Grange, Hindley, Wigan 
LIBRARY, The Athenaeum, Liverpool 
Chetham, Manchester 
Equitable Pioneers', Rochdale 
Free, Southport 

Wigan 
Free Public, Blackburn 

Boston, U.S.A. 
Chester 
Liverpool 
Manchester 
Rochdale 
Stockport 
Guildhall, London 
Museum and, Warrington 
Portico, Manchester 
Public, Bolton le-Moors 

Leeds 

Royal Free, Peel Park, Salford 
LITTLE, The Worshipful, George, Q.C., Vice- Chancellor of the County Palatine 

of Lancaster, Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London 
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
LLOYD, Thos. W., Esq., Somerby Hall, Northallerton 
LYONS, Rev. Ponsonby A., B.A., 30, Prince's Terrace, Regent's Park, London 

MACDONA, Rev. J. Gumming, M.A., The Rectory, Cheadle, Cheshire 

McDoNAGH, John, Esq., 63, Great Percy Street, Pentonville, London 

MARSDEN, The Rev. Canon, Great Oakley, Harwich, Essex 

MARSHALL, G. W., LL.D, F.S.A., 60, Onslow Gardens, London 

MELLOR, J. W., Esq., Manchester Road, Rochdale 

MILNER, George, Esq., The Glen, Moston, Manchester 

MONK, R. B. M. Lingard, Esq., Fulshaw Hall, Wilmslow, Cheshire 

MORRIS, Claude, J., Esq., The Mount, Altrincham 

MOSER, G. E., Esq., Kendal 

MOSLEY, Sir Tonman, Bart., Rolleston Hall, Burton-on-Trent 

NICHOLSON, E. J., Esq., Grappenhall, Warrington 
NODAL, J. H., Esq., The Grange, Heaton Moor, Stockport 

O'REILLY, John, Esq., 35, Livesey Street, Manchester 

PARR, J. Charlton, Esq., Grappenhall Heyes, Warrington 
PARR, Thomas W., Esq., The Grove, Cossington, Loughborough 
PEACOCK, Richard, Esq., Gorton Hall, Gorton 
PEARSE, Percival, Esq., Sankey Street, Warrington 
PEEL, Jonathan, Esq., Knowlmere Manor, Clitheroe 
PENFOLD, Hugh, Esq., Rustington, Littlehampton 
PINK, W. Buncombe, Esq., Leigh, Lancashire 
PRICE, F. Compton, Esq., 86, Leighton Road, London 

QUARITCH, Bernard, Esq., Piccadilly, London 

RAINES, J. R., Esq., Burton Pidsea, Hull 

REDHEAD, R. Milne, Esq., Springfield, Seedley, Manchester 

REYNOLDS, Rev. G. W., M.A., St. Mark's Rectory, Cheetham Hill, Manchester 

RIDGWAY, Lieut. -Col on el, Sheplegh Court, Blackwater, Devon 

RIDGWAY, Thomas J., Esq., Wildersmoor House, Lymm 



Viii LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. 

RIGBY, Samuel, Esq., Bruche Hall, Warrington 

RIGG, G. Wilson, Esq., 145, Plymouth Grove, Manchester 

ROBINSON, Arthur J., Esq., Mayfield, Blackburn 

ROPER, William O., Esq., Southfield, Lancaster 

ROSE, Josiah, Esq., Leigh, Lancashire 

ROWE, Charles, Esq., 5, Fishergate Hill, Preston 

ROYDS, C. M., Esq., Green Hill, Rochdale 

ROYDS, E. A. N., Esq., Brownhill, Rochdade 

ROYDS, Ernest E. M., Esq., Leehurst, Rochdale 

RYLANDS, J. Paul, F.S.A., Highfields, Thelwall, Warrington 

RYLANDS, Peter, M.P., Massey Hall, Thelwall, Warrington 

RYLANDS, T. Glazebrook, F.S.A., F.L.S., F.R.A.S., Highfields, Thelwall 

RYLANDS, W. Harry, M.R.A.S., 51, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, London 

SANDBACH, John E., Esq., Shaw Holme, Withington, Manchester 

SHARP, John, Esq., The Hermitage, Lancaster 

SIDEBOTHAM, Joseph, F.S.A., The Beeches, Bowdon, Cheshire 

SMITH, J. C. C., Esq., Probate Registry, Somerset House, London 

SMITH, Rev. J. Finch, Aldridge Rectory, Walsall 

STANNING, Rev. J. H., M.A., The Vicarage, Leigh, Lancashire 

STEPHENSON, Henry, Esq., 14, Bury Road, Haslingden 

STEVENSON, Geo. W., Esq., 50, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield 

STRANGEWAYS, W. N., Esq., 35, Greek Street, Stockport 

SYKES, Thomas H., Esq., Cringle House, Cheadle 

TATTON, Thomas William, Esq. , Wythenshawe, Northenden, Cheshire 

TAYLOR, Henry, Esq., 8, John Dalton Street, Manchester 

TAYLOR, Henry, Esq., Curzon Park, Chester 

TAYLOR, Rev. James, M.A., Whicham Rectory, Sylecroft-by-Camforth 

THOMPSON, Joseph, Esq., J.P., Wilmslow Park, Wilmslow 

THOMSON, J. Robertson, Esq., 17, Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan 

THORNELY, John, Esq., Flowery Field, Hyde 

THORP, Robert, Esq., J.P., Rainow, Macclesfield 

TONGE, The Rev. Canon, Aucklands, Fallowfield, Manchester 

TOULMIN, George, Esq., Avenham Colonnade, Preston 

TOULMIN, George, Esq., 127, Fishergate, Preston 

TUCKER, Stephen, Esq., Rouge Croix Pursuivant, College of Arms, London 

TURNER, John, Esq., Woodville, Lytham 

TURNER, Wm. Alfred, Esq., The Laurels, Pendleton 

VAWDREY, B. Llewellynn, Esq., J.P., Tushingham Hall, Whitchurch 

VINCENT, John A. C., Esq., 136, Southampton Row, Russell Square, London 

WALMSLEY, F. H., Esq., Higher Broughton, Salford 

WARBURTON, John, Esq. , Fairlee Villas, Fallowfield, Manchester 

WARBURTON, R. E. Egerton, Esq., Arley Hall, North wich 

WARE, T. Hibbert, Esq., Bell Place, Stamford Road, Bowdon 

WELDON, W. H., Esq., Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, College of Arms, London 

WESTMINSTER, The Duke of, K.G., Eaton, Chester 

WESTON, John, Esq., North wich, Cheshire 

WHITE, George, Esq., Epsom, Surrey 

WHITEHEAD, John, Esq., Field View, Rochdale 

WHITELEGGE, Rev. Canon, Farnsfield Vicarage, Southfield, Notts. 

WHITMORE, W. H., Esq., 18, Somerset Street, Boston, U.S.A. 

WILKINSON, James, junr., Esq., Brookfield, Stalybridge 

WILKINSON, William, Esq., Middlewood, Clitheroe 

WILSON, H. C., Esq., Langley House, Prestwich 

WINDER, Thomas H., Esq., 112, Radcliffe Road, Haulgh, Bolton 

WINKLEY, W., F.S.A., Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex 

WOOD, R. H., F.S.A., Penrhos House, Rugby 

WOOD, Richard, Esq., Plumpton Hall, Hey wood, Manchester 

WOODS, Sir Albert W., Garter King of Arms, College of Arms, London 

WORSLEY, James E., F.S.A., Winwick, Warrington 



REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1878-9. 



IN presenting the first Annual Report of the Society, the 
Council have much pleasure in congratulating the Members 
upon the success which has attended its formation. The 
names of 225 Members have already been received, and it is 
confidently hoped that with a little exertion on the part of 
the present Members this list may be increased to 350 or 
400, a number which will enable the Council to print more 
Volumes in each year, and to have more Records examined 
and copied. 

Whilst apologising for the delay that has occurred in issu- 
ing the first volume of the Society's publications, the Council 
trust that it will not occur in the future, and that each year's 
volumes will be delivered in that year. The first volume for 
the year 1878-9 is now ready, and the second will, if possible, 
be published by the end of the year ; the third volume the 
first for 1 879-80 is already partly printed. 

As their first volume, the Council selected to print the 
Surveys of the Churches in Lancashire and Cheshire made 
in the years 1649 to I ^55- The general contents of the 
volume are shown by the title I- 
LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 

1649 1655. In two parts 

Part I. Parochial Surveys of Lancashire. 
Part II. Surveys of the Lands, &c., of the Bishop 
and Dean and Chapter of Chester, and of the Warden 
and Fellows of the Collegiate Church of Manchester. 

Now first printed from the original MSS. in the Record 

Office and in the Lambeth Palace Library. Edited by 

Lieut.-Col. Henry Fishwick, F.S.A. 



X REPORT OF THE SOCIETY. 

The information given in this volume is of an unusually 
interesting character, for with apparently only one exception 
there is not a parish or township in Lancashire which is not 
referred to and of which an account more or less full is not 
given. By virtue of an Act of Parliament passed on the 
8th of June, 1649, entitled "An Act for the Providing, Main- 
tenance of preaching Ministers, and other pious uses," Com- 
missioners were appointed in each county to report upon 
the state of each parish, and to forward their reports to 
London. 

The subjects upon which they were to collect information 
were as follows : " The number of parsonages, vicarages, 
churches, chapels, or other ecclesiastical benefices ; the yearly 
value of each of them ; the name of the incumbent, pro- 
prietor, or possessor ; the name of the person who supplied 
the cure, and what his salary was ; the number of chapels 
belonging to each parish church, and their situation ; what 
chapels it was advisable to detach from their parish churches 
and annex to other parishes ; and where it was needful to 
erect new churches and divide parishes." 

The Lancashire Commission is dated March 29, 1650, 
and the first meeting was held at Manchester on June I9th 
following. The Inquisition or inquiry was taken before a 
local Jury of men of good standing and position, whose names 
are given, and before whom witnesses were brought and 
examined. The Lancashire Commissioners, who were twenty- 
five in number, held altogether sixteen Inquisitions, three 
of which were taken at Manchester, six at Wigan, three at 
Lancaster, three at Preston, and one at Blackburn. The 
High Sheriff" of the County was authorized to cause "honest 
and lawfull men " to appear before them, " by whom the 
truth may be best known and inquired of." 

As the Editor remarks in the Introduction : " The Com- 
missioners for Lancashire were men of undoubted position in 
the county, as for the most part were those who were called 
upon to give evidence upon oath, and their testimony as to 
facts must be accepted ; but perhaps where the evidence is 
given merely as a matter of opinion, some allowance should 



REPORT OF THE SOCIETY. xi 

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be made for the strong party feeling existing, and the state- 
ment taken cum grano salts" 

The result of the Survey may be summed up as follows : 
" There were in Lancashire in 1650, 63 parish churches and 
118 chapels, of which no less than 38 were without minister, 
chiefly for want of ' maintenance.' Many of the parishes 
were very large, and the Commissioners wisely recommended 
their subdivision ; whilst some of the chapels were so far 
from their mother-church that it was thought desirable that 
they should become parish churches. In either case the pro- 
posed new boundaries were clearly defined, and, in many 
instances, the names of the householders in the district are 
given ; thus furnishing valuable genealogical evidence not to 
be found elsewhere. The name of the minister of each 
church or chapel is always recorded, and as a rule an opinion 
follows as to his fitness or otherwise for the office he holds." 

In the Introduction Col. Fishwick has printed in a tabular 
form the complete list of all the clergy mentioned in the 
return, together with lists of those who signed " the Har- 
monious Consent" in 1648, and "the Agreement of the 
People" in 1649. 

Most unfortunately the returns for the Cheshire parishes 
are not now extant, and no transcripts or extracts of them 
are known. The Survey of the lands of the Bishop and 
the Dean and Chapter of Chester contains much valuable 
information, as all the livings in their respective gifts are 
mentioned, some of which are in Wales and Yorkshire. 

By the death of Canon Raines, who was one of the Vice- 
Presidents, the Council has sustained a heavy loss, which it 
will be very difficult to replace. His most valuable Lancashire 
MSS. were bequeathed to the Chetham Library, and will be 
enduring monuments of his zeal, industry, and painstaking 
research. His place on the Council has been filled by the 
election of William Beamont, Esq., of Warrington, an appoint- 
ment which the Council feel confident will be hailed with 
satisfaction by every member of the Society. The Worshipful 
George Little, Q.C.,Vice-Chancellorof the County Palatine of 
Lancaster, who takes much interest in the work of the Society 



Xli REPORT OF THE SOCIETY. 

J 

and the objects for which it was established, has also joined 
the Council as a Vice-President. 

The following works have been suggested to the Council 
for publication, and arrangements are in progress by which 
it is hoped that the majority of them may appear in the 
course of a few years : 

11 Inquisitions post Mortem relating to Lancashire." The 

Stuart Period, 1603 to 1650. Vol. I. edited by 

J. Paul Rylands, Esq. (In the press?) 
" List of Lancashire and Cheshire Wills preserved at 

Chester, from the Earliest Period, c. 1560 to 1650." 
" The Parish Registers of Manchester." 
"The Preston Guild Rolls." To be edited by W. A. 

Abram, Esq. 
"Lancashire and Cheshire Wills proved in London, 1650 

to 1660." To be edited by Col. Chester, LL.D. 
" Marriage Licences and Bonds at Chester." 
" The Registers of Prestbury, co. Chester." To be edited 

by James Croston, Esq., F.S.A. 
" Institutions to Lancashire and Cheshire Churches, from 

the Episcopal Registers at Lichfield and Chester." 
"A Handy List of all the Lancashire and Cheshire Inqui- 
sitions post Mortem, the Subsidy Rolls, and other 

Public Records." 
"The Chartulary of the Abbey of St. Werburgh at 

Chester." 
" Royalist Composition Papers relating to Lancashire and 

Cheshire." 
"The Parish Registers of Cartmel." To be edited by 

W. O. Roper, Esq. 

" Abstracts of Wills from Chester and Richmond." 
" The Parish Registers of Nantwich, co. Chester." 
"The Parish Registers of Rochdale." To be edited by 

Lt.-Col. Fishwick, F.S.A. 

&c. &c, &c. 




THE RECORD SOCIETY 



FOR THE 



$u&Iuatton of <&rfgfnal 



RELATING TO 



LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE. 



VOLUME I. 



1879. 









v.) 



COUNCIL FOR 1878-9. 

JAMES CROSSLEY, F.S.A., Stocks House, Cheetham, Manchester, PRESIDENT. 

WILLIAM BEAMONT, Orford Hall, Warrington, VICE-PRESIDENT. 

R. C. CHRISTIE, M.A., Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester, Darley House, 

Matlock, VICE-PRESIDENT. 

JAMES CROSTON, F.S.A., Upton Hall, Prestbury, Cheshire, VICE-PRESIDENT. 
LIEUT. -COLONEL FISHWICK, F.S.A., Carr Hill, Rochdale, VICE-PRESIDENT. 

GEORGE LITTLE, Q.C., Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, 
'Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, VICE-PRESIDENT. 

W. ALEXANDER ABRAM, Blackburn. 

COLONEL J. L. CHESTER, LL.D., 124, Southwark Park Road, London, S.E. 
G. E. COKAYNE, M.A., F.S.A., Lancaster Herald, Heralds College, London. 
HENRY H. HOWORTH, F.S.A., Derby House, Eccles, near Manchester. 
THOMAS HUGHES, F.S.A., The Groves, Chester. 

J. PAUL RYLANDS, F.S.A., Highfields, Thelwall, near Warrington, HON. 
TREASURER. 



T. P. EARWAKER, M.A., F.S.A., Withington, near Manchester, HON. SECRETARY. 



ILanrasljtrf & f)tst>m 
CHURCH SURVEYS. 

1649-1655. 

IN TWO PARTS. 

PART I. 
PAROCHIAL SURVEYS OF LANCASHIRE. 

PART II. 

SURVEYS OF THE LANDS, &c, OF THE BISHOP AND 
DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER, AND OF 
THE WARDEN AND FELLOWS OF THE COL- 
LEGIATE CHURCH OF MANCHESTER. 



Now first printed from the Original MS S. in the Record Office and 
in the Lambeth Palace Library. 



EDITED BY 

LIEUT.-COLONEL HENRY FISHWICK, F.S.A., 

AUTHOR OF "THE HISTORY OF THE PAROCHIAL CHAPELRY OF GOOSNARGH," 

"THE HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF KIRKHAM," 

"THE LANCASHIRE LIBRARY," ETC. 



PRINTED FOR THE RECORD SOCIETY. 

MDCCCLXXIX. 



INTRODUCTION. 



THE Assembly of Divines first met at Westminster on 
1st July, 1643, an d from it gradually proceeded a system of 
Presbyterian ecclesiastical polity, to which effect was given 
by various ordinances of the Houses of Parliament. The 
" Directory for Public Worship " (which took, the place 
of the Book of Common Prayer) was established by Par- 
liament 3rd January, 1645, and was followed in rapid suc- 
cession by other ordinances, all having for their object the 
establishment of the Presbyterian form of worship. Altars, 
raised communion-tables, images, pictures, organs, and all 
" superstitious inscriptions," had already been swept away, 
and nothing now remained except the titles of the clergy, 
the churches themselves, and their endowments ; and against 
these the energy of the Presbyterian party was concentrated. 

On 5th September, 1646, it was ordained by the Lords 
and Commons that on and after that date the titles of 
Archbishops and Bishops should be abolished, and that 
all their possessions should be vested in Thomas Adams, 
Mayor of the City of London, and certain other trustees, 
to hold the same of the King. These trustees were em- 
powered to appoint " able persons to survey the premises," 
and were to take charge of all deeds and charters re- 
lating thereto. On i6th November following an order was 
passed authorizing John Blackwell, Esq., and others to sell 
the lands and possessions of Bishops and Archbishops. 
Treasurers and a registrar were appointed ; and the vendors 
were to receive two pence in the pound out of the purchase- 
money. The fabric, or site of the cathedrals or churches, 
or burial-grounds, were not to be sold. 

For reasons which it would not be difficult to define, the 

b 



xviii INTRODUCTION. 

sales were not readily effected, and other ordinances had tc 
be passed for " Security and Encouragement for Purchasers," 
for " Removing Obstructions," and for " Explanation and 
better Execution of former Ordinances." 1 

In 1649 it was enacted that on and after 2Qth March of 
that year the "name, title, dignity, function, and office of 
Dean, Sub-dean, Dean and Chapter," and all other titles 
and offices belonging to any college or collegiate church in 
England and Wales, should be abolished ; and that all lands 
or other possessions which then or within ten years before 
the beginning of the then Parliament, of right belonging to 
any such church dignitary, should be vested in certain 
trustees, who were to sell the same, after having first had 
a survey taken of them. Upon some of the lands, &c. of the 
Deans and Chapters a sum of 300,000 was to be borrowed. 
On 25th June following an ordinance was passed for "the 
more speedy sale " of the Dean and Chapter lands, &c., and 
for the "present raising of monies for the transporting of 
troops now in readiness for the relief of Ireland." On 4th 
May, 1654, the " Lord Protector, with the advice of his 
Council," ordained that over and above the 300,000 ap- 
pointed to be borrowed upon the security of the Act for the 
Sale of lands, &c., of Church Dignitaries, and also over and 
above 120,000 borrowed on the like security, a further sum 
of 20,000 should be raised. 

Under these Acts the Surveys forming Part II. of this 
volume were made. 

On 8th June, 1649, an Act of Parliament was passed, 
entitled " An Act for the Providing Maintenance of preach- 
ing Ministers, and other pious use"; and the trustees named 
in this Act were by authority of Parliament ordered to stand 
seized of all parsonages, tithes, oblations, obventions, &c., 
until 24th June, 1650, upon trust to pay and supply out of the 
rents and issues for the maintenance of preaching ministers, 
the advancement of learning, and other pious uses, such 
augmentations and allowances as should be made by Par- 

1 All passed in 1647. 



INTRODUCTION. 



XIX 



liament. On 2oth December, 1649, it was ordered that the 
Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do pre- 
pare and present to the House a commission (in accordance 
with the last-named Act) " for the discovery of the value of 
the several livings in the respective counties, and that the 
Members of the House do present names of fit persons to be 
commissioners for the purpose with all speed." 

The latter portion of the order not having been complied 
with, on the 1st February following (1650) the Members were 
ordered within seven days to send up the names of com- 
missioners ; on the 8th of the same month a commission was 
presented to the House, but, being in Latin, it was rejected ; 
another was prepared in English, and being approved, was 
at once transmitted to the various counties in England, 
addressed to the persons who had been nominated as com- 
missioners by the Members of Parliament ; and where none 
had been so chosen, then to such as were " named Commis- 
sioners for their county for the last monthly assessment." 

The Lancashire Commission is dated 2Qth March, 1650; 
the first Inquisition being held at Manchester, i/th June 
following. 

The subjects upon which they were to collect information 
were as follows : The number of parsonages, vicarages, 
churches, chapels, or other ecclesiastical benefices ; the yearly 
value of each of them ; the name of the incumbent, pro- 
prietor, or possessor ; the name of the person who supplied 
the cure, and what his salary was ; the number of chapels 
belonging to each parish church, and their situation ; what 
chapels it was advisable to detach from their parish churches 
and annex to other parishes ; and where it was needful to 
erect new churches and divide parishes. 

Any five of the Commissioners were to fix a time and 
place to meet, and the High Sheriff was to cause to appear 
before them " honest and lawfull men, by whom the truth 
may be best known and inquired of." 

The Commissioners for Lancashire were men of undoubted 
position in the county, as for the most part were those who 
were called upon to give evidence upon oath, and their 

b 2 



XX INTRODUCTION. 

testimony as to facts must be accepted ; but perhaps where 
the evidence is given merely as a matter of opinion, some 
allowance should be made for the strong party feeling 
existing, and the statement taken cum grano sails. The 
Commission sat sixteen times, holding three Inquisitions at 
Manchester, six at Wigan, three at Lancaster, three at Preston, 
and one at Blackburn. The Commissioners appear to have 
divided the work, one half of their number taking Man- 
chester and Wigan, and the other half Preston, Lancaster, 
and Blackburn. 

The Survey shows that there were in Lancashire in 1650 
63 1 parish churches and 118 chapels, of which no less than 
38 were without minister, chiefly for want of " maintenance." 
Many of the parishes were veiy large, and the Commissioners 
wisely recommended their subdivision ; whilst some of the 
chapels were so far from their mother-church that it was 
thought desirable that they should become parish churches : 
in either case the proposed new boundaries were clearly 
defined, and, in many instances, the names of the house- 
holders in the district are given ; thus furnishing valuable 
genealogical evidence not to be found elsewhere. 

The name of the minister of each church or chapel is 
always recorded, and as a rule an opinion follows as to his 
fitness or otherwise for the office he holds. 

This list of ministers, compared with the signatures to 
"The Harmonious Consent of the Ministers of Lancaster" 2 
and " The Paper called the Agreement of the People," 3 fur- 
nishes such a complete catalogue of the clergy of the county, 
that no apology is required for reproducing them here : 

1 With North Meols there were 64 parish churches. North Meols is 
not mentioned in the Survey. 

2 " The Harmonious Consent of the Ministers of the Province within 
the County Palatine of Lancaster with their Brethren the Ministers of 
the Province of London, in their late Testimonie to the Truth of Jesus 
Christ and to our solemn League and Covenant." London. 1648. 

3 " The Paper called the Agreement of the People taken into considera- 
tion, and the lawfulness of subscription to it examined and resolved in 
the negative by the Ministers of Christ in the Province of Lancaster. 
London. 1649." Both these are very scarce tracts. 



INTRODUCTION. 



XXI 





Signature to 
" Harmonious Con- 
sent," 1648. 


Signature to 
"Agreement of the 
People," 1649. 


Survey 1650. 


Accrington Chapel . . 






Roger Kenion. 


Ad marsh Chapel . . 






Henry Jenney. 


Aldingham Church .. 






Thomas Shaw. 


Altcar Church . . 


Robert Seddon 


Robert Seddon 


Robert Seddon 


Altham Chapel 






Thomas Jolly. 


Arkholme Chapel ... 






Mr. Foster. 


Ashton (inMakerfield) 
Chapel , ... 


Tames ^^ood 


James ^^ood. 


James \Voodes 


Ashton - under - Lyne 
Church .., . 


John Harrison 


John Harrison 


John Harrison 


Ashworth Chapel ... 






Vacant. 


Astley Chapel 


Thomas Crompton 


Thomas Crompton 


Thomas Crompton 


Atherton Chapel ... 






James Smith. 


Aughton Church 


James Worrall .. 




James W T orrall. 


AughtonChap. (Lons- 






Thos. Whitehead. 


Balderstone Chapel.. 






Vacant. 


Barton Chapel 






Vacant. 


Billinge Chapel 


John Wright 




John Wright 


Birch Chapel 






John Wigan. 


Bispham Chapel 




John Fisher 


Vacant. 1 


Blackburn Church ... 






Leonard Clayton. 


Blackley Chapel 




James Walton 


James Walton. 


Blackrod Chapel... . 






Gerrard Browne. 


Blawith Chapel 






John Gibson 2 


Bolton-le-Moors 
Church 


Richard Goodwin 
John Harper** 


Richard Goodwin 
John Harper 


Richard Goodwin. 
John Harper. 


Bolton-le-Sands 
Church 


John Jacques 


John Jacques 


John Jacques. 


Bradshaw Chapel 






Mr. Felgate. 


Brindle Chapel 
Broughton Chapel 
(Amounderness) 


Thomas Cranage.. 


Thomas Cranage.. 


William Walker. 
James Knott. 


Broughton Chapel 
(Lonsdale) 


Matthew Moore 4 




Thomas Rigby. 


Burnley Chapel 






Henry Morres. 


Burton Wood Chapel 


\Villiam Bagaley 




William Bagerley. 


Bury Church 


William Alt j 


Toby Forness 


William Alte. 


Cartmel Church 




W illiam Alt 


Tobias Furnes. 
Philip Bennet. 


Cartmel Fell Chapel 






John Brooke. 


Caton Chapel 


James Scholecroft 




James Schoolcroft. 


Child wall Church ... 






David Elletson. 


Chipping Church 






John Kinge. 


Chorley Chapel (or 
Church) . 


Henry Welch 


Henry Welch 


Henry Welch. 


Chorlton Chapel 


Richard Benson . . . 




Richard Benson. 


Church Kirk Chapel 






James Rigby. 


Claughton Church ... 
Clitheroe Chapel 


Edward Aston . . . 




Edward Aston. 
Robert Marsden. 











1 John Brereley, curate of Poulton, probably officiated here. 
3 Described as pastor ; Goodwin as minister. 
There is a doubt as to which Broughton is meant. 



Reader only. 



XX11 



INTRODUCTION. 





Signature to 
" Harmonious Con- 
sent," 1648. 


Signature to 
"Agreement of the 
People," 1649. 


Survey 1650. 


Cocker ham Church 


Robert Shaw 


Robert Shaw ...... 


Thomas Smith. l 


Cockey Chapel 
Colne Chapel 


3 eter Bradshaw . . . 


Peter Bradshaw . . . 


Peter Bradshawe. 
John Horrocks. 


Colton Chapel 


Bryan \Villan 




Vacant. 


Coniston Chapel 






Sir Rich. Rowle. 2 


Crosby Chapel 


John Kyd 




John Kydd. 


Croston Church 


ames Hyet 


James Hyet 


.ames Hyot. 


Culcheth Church 
[Newchurch] 
Dalton-in-Furness 
Church 


William Leigh ... 


William Leigh ... 


William Leigh. 
Rich. Tomblinson. 


Dean Church j 
Dendron Chapel 


Alex. Horrocks ... 
[ohnTilsley 3 


JohnTilsley 3 ... > 
Alex. Horrocks \ 


("ohn Tildesley. 
Vacant. 


Denton Chapel 
Didsbury Chapel 


[ohn Angier 
Thomas Clayton 


[ohn Angier 


John Angier. 
Thomas Clayton. 


Douglas Chapel 
Downham Chapel 


Wm. Brownsword 


Wm. Brownsword 


Wm. Brownsword 
Geo. Whitticar. 


Eccles Church . 


John Joanes . . 




( John Joanes. 


Eccleston Church 


Edward Gee 


Edward Gee 


| Edmund Joanes. 
Edward Gee. 


Edenfield Chapel ... 






Vacant. 


Ellel Chapel 
Ellenbrooke Chapel . 


Peter Atkinson ... 


Peter Atkinson ... 


Peter Atkinson. 
Vacant. 


Elswick Chapel 






Vacant. 


Euxton Chapel 






Seath Bushell. 


Farn worth Chapel 
(Prescot) .... 






Vacant. 


Flixton Church 
Flockburg Chapel . 


Edward Woolmer 


Edward Woolmer 


Edw. Hoolmoore. 4 

Vacant. 


Forrnby Chapel 






John Walton. 


Garstang Church .. 
, , Chapel . . . 


ChrisfEdmundson 
Thomas Smith 


Christ r Edmundson 


ChrisfEdmundson 
Vacant. 


Garston Chapel 






In ruins. 


Goodshaw Chapel .. 






Vacant. 


Goosnargh Chapel .. 


William Ingham. . . 




William Ingham. 


Gorton Chapel 




David Durie 


David Durie. 


Gressingham Chapel 




John Syll 


John Sell. 


Hale Chapel 


Henry Boulton ... 




Vacant. 


Halsall Church 
Halton Church 
Hambleton Chapel.. 


Thomas Johnson. . 
Thos. Whitehead . 


Thomas Johnson. 
Thos. Whitehead 
Robt Cunningham 


Thomas Johnson. 
Thos. Whitehead. 
Vacant. 


Harwood Chapel .. 






Vacant. 


Haslingden Chapel . 






Robert Gilbody. 


Hawkshead Church. 






William Kempe. 


Heapey Chapel 






John Bradley. 


Heysham Church .. 






William Ward. 


Heywood Chapel .. 
Hindley Chapel 


Jonath. Scholefielc 


Jonath. Scholefielc 


Jonath. Scholefield 
Wm. Williamson. 


Holcombe Chapel .. 


Robert Gilbody 




Vacant. 


Holland Church 


Henry Shaw ... 




Richard Baldwin. 











1 William Calvert being under Sequestration (p. 129). 2 Reader only. 

3 Pastor. Horrocks minister. 4 Clerical error ; should be Woolmer. 



INTRODUCTION. 



XX111 





Signature to 
" Harmonious Con- 
sent, "1648. 


Signature to 
"Agreement of the 
People," 1649. 


Survey 1650. 


Holmes Chapel 






Vacant. 
Samuel Joanes. 
Mr. Kiddson. 
HenryPendlebury. 
William Bell. 
William Smith. 
Vacant. 
Mr. Askew. 
Edw. Fleet wood. 
William Marshall. 
James Chrichlowe. 
Henry Hill. 
Vacant. 
Vacant. 
Vacant. 
Vacant. 
Thos. Bradshawe. 
John Fogg. 
Vacant. 
Vacant. 
Sir J. Pennington. 
Joseph Harrison. 
Willm. Armisteed. 

Willm. Aspinwall, 
("Rich. Heyrick. 
1 R.Hollingworth 
(Willm. Walker. 
John Mullenson. 

Nicholas Bray. 
William Assheton. 
John Pollett. 

Edward Lappage. 
Robert Dewhurst. 
John Walker. 

Tho. Blackborne. 
[NotintheSurvey]. 
Robt. Constantine 
William Dunn. 

Joshiah Barnards. 
Vacant. 
John Breres. 
John Crooke. 
William Seddon. 
Mr. Lumley. 


rloole Church 
Hormby Chapel 


Samuel Joanes ... 


Samuel Joanes . . . 


Norwich Church 






ftuyton Church 
Kellet (Over) Chapel 
Kirby Chapel 


William Bell 




William Smith ... 


William Smith ... 


Kirby Ireleth Church 
ECirkham Church ... 
Lancaster Church ... 






Edward Fleet wood 


Edward Fleet wood 


Langho Chapel 






Lathom Hall Chapel 
Law Chapel 










Leek Chapel 






Ley land Church 






Lindale Chapel 






Littleborough Chapel 
Liverpool Chapel ... 
Longridge Chapel ... 






John Fopge 


Tohn Fogp^e... 






Longton Chapel 






Lowick Chapel 






Lund Chapel 






Lytham Church 






Maghull (or Male) 
Chapel 


Willm. Aspinwal 
Richard Heyrick.. 
John Mallinson 




Manchester Church . . 

Melling Chapel 
Michael-le-Wyre,St., 
Church 


j William Walker 1 
| RichardHeyrick 






Middleton Church . . . 
Milnrow Chapel 


William Assheton 






Newchurch in Pendle 
Chapel 






Newchurch in Ros- 
sendale Chapel ... 






Newton Chapel (Sal- 
ford) 


John Walker 




Newton Chapel (West 
Derby) 


Thomas Norman 
Tames Starkie 


Thomas Norman 


North Meols 


Oldham Church 
Onnskirk Church .. 
Over Darwen Cha- 
pel 


Robt. Constantine 
William Dun 


Robt. Constantine 
William Dun 


Overton Chapel 
Padiham Chapel 
Pennington Church 
Penwortham Church 
Pilling Chapel 


Thomas Fawcet . . 
John Breres 










James Crichley .. 















1 Signs here as "Warden of Christ Colledg, Manchester." 
signs both papers as " Fellow of the Colledge." 



Richard Hollingworth 



XXIV 



INTRODUCTION. 





Signature to 
" Harmonious Con- 
sent," 1648. 


Signature to 
'' Agreement of the 
People," 1649. 


Survey 1650. 


Poulton in the Fylde 
Church 






Peter White. 
Rich. Westhead. 1 
Isaac Ambrose. 
Isaac Allen. 3 
Thomas Pyke. 
Timothy Smith. 
Vacant. 
Christ' Hindley. 
Thomas Holland 

Henry Atherton. 
Robert Bath. 
Mr. Woods. 
William Meek. 
Rich. Smethurst. 
Robert Johnson. 
Gawin Barkley. 
Vacant. 
Joseph Thompson. 
Robert Symon. 
John Fisher. 
Vacant. 
Henry Jenny. 
Paul Lathom. 
Gabriel Camelford. 
Rich. Mawdisley. 
John Oldcrofte. 
Vacant. 
Nicholas Smith. 
Mr. Drinckall. 

Mr. Sherbourne. 
Vacant. 
Mr. Core, 
Thomas Haggon 
[Huggin]. 
John Leake. 
James Livesay. 
Vacant. 
Nicholas Marshall. 
Michael Briscoe. 
Vacant, 
j William Ward. 4 
j Nevill Kay. 
Robert Yates. 
Richard Walker. 
Mr. Norcott. 
Mr. Horrocks. 
Bradley Hayhurst. 


Prescot Church 






Preston Church 
Prestwich Church ... 
Radcliflfe Church 
Rainford Chapel 
Rampside Chapel ... 


Isaac Ambrose 2 ... 


Isaac Ambrose . . . 


Thomas Pyke 
Timothy Smith 


Thomas Pyke 






Ribchester Church . . 






Ringley Chapel 
Rixton and Glazbrook 
Chapel... 


Thomas Holland 


Thomas Holland 


Rochdale Church ... 
Rufford Chapel 


Robert Bath 


Robert Bath 


Salford Chapel 
Samlisbury Chapel... 
Satterthwaite Chapel 
Scarisbrick Chapel 


John Brierley 


William Meek ... 










Seathwaite Chapel ... 
Sephton Church 
Shaw Chapel 






Joseph Thompson 






Shire Side Chapel ... 
Singleton Chapel 


Peter Smith 








Stalmine Chapel 






Standish Church 
Staveley Chapel 


Paul Lathom 


Paul Lathom 


St. Helen's Chapel... 
Stretford Chapel 


Rich. Mawdesley 


Rich. Mawdesley 


Stydd Church 






Tatham Church 


Nicholas Smith 




,, Chapel 






Threlfall Chapel [alias 
Whitechapel] 






Tockholes Chapel . . . 
Todmorden Chapel 










Toxteth Chapel 






Tunstal Church 






Turton Chapel 
Ulverston Church ... 
Urswick Church 






Philip Bennet 






Walmesley Chapel... 
Walney Chapel 










Wai ton-on-the- Hill ) 
Church j 


William Ward... ) 
NevillKay 5 \ 
Robert Yates 


William Ward' ... 

Robert Yates 
Richard Walker... 


Warrington Church. . . 
Warton Church 


West Derby Chapel 
Westhoughton Chap. 
West Leigh Church 








Bradley Hay hurst 




. 



1 Lecturer, William Addison. 2 Mr. Larkin. elected vicar (see p. 71). 

3 Cure supplied by John Leake (see p. 15). 4 Both described as ministers. 
5 Ward, incumbent ; Kay, vicar. 



INTRODUCTION. 



XXV 





Signature to 
" Harmonious Con- 
sent," 1648. 


Signature to 
" Agreement of the 
People," 1649. 


Survey 1650. 


Whalley Church 






William Walker. 


Whitewell Chapel 






Vacant. 


Whittington Church 






Richard Jackson. 


Whitworth Chapel 






George Stott. 


Wigan Church 


James Bradshaw. . . 


James Bradshaw. . . 


James Bradshaw. 


\Vinwick Church . 






Charles Herle. 


Woodland Chapel 






Vacant. 


Wood Plumpton 
Chapel 






Vacant. 


\Vyersdale Chapel . . . 


Thomas Denny . . . 




Thomas Denny. 











From this list it will be seen that 84 of the Lancashire 
ministers signed " The Harmonious Consent " or " The 
Agreement of the People," and 78 did not. 

The original manuscripts of the Parochial Surveys, as 
returned by the Commissioners for the county of Lancaster, 
are preserved at the Record Office. The returns for the 
county of Chester have not been preserved, and no copies 
are known to be in existence. 

In the Lambeth Palace library are 24 large and unwieldy 
volumes, consisting for the most part of office copies of 
these Surveys, which were made shortly after the originals. 
Volume xi. contains the Lancashire parochial Surveys. Some 
portions of the MS. at the Record Office are in such a 
dilapidated condition as to be almost undecipherable. The 
text of the present volume (Part I.) is taken from the original 
MS., and collated with the copy at Lambeth, the additions 
or corrections contained in the latter being always printed 
in brackets [ ]. 

Part II., " Survey of Lands, &c., of the Bishop of Chester, 
&c.," is printed entirely from the Lambeth MSS. (the original 
having perished), except p. 223 to p. 245, which is from a 
copy in the British Museum (Additional MSS.). 

In preparing for the press this, the first volume of the 
Record Society, I have endeavoured to set what I consider a 
good example to all future editors, and have resisted the 
temptation to annotate and illustrate, more than was abso- 
lutely required, knowing that the object of the Society is to 



xxvi INTRODUCTION. 

publish Records, and that every unnecessary note will, to a 
certain degree, be a departure from the course which the 
Council have wisely decided to follow. As the volume con- 
tains upwards of seventeen hundred names of persons, the 
shortest biographical notes would have added very much 
to its bulk. For ready reference Christian and surnames are 
printed in italics ; and it may be well here to explain that, to 
save the expense of special new type, the marks of abbre- 
viation in words printed in italics are omitted : thus Rofeto is 
printed Robto. The "Church Surveys of Lancashire and 
Cheshire" are now first printed in their entirety ; but it is 
but fair to the memory of one whose name will always be 
honoured by the members of the Record Society, to add 
that the late Canon Raines, in his Notitia Cestriensis, has 
quoted extensively from the Lambeth MSS. in his foot- 
notes : these notes are scattered throughout four volumes 
(which are now very scarce), and will in no way lessen the 
value of the present work. 

In the Record Office are 40 Deeds of Bargains and Sales 
6f Church Lands in Lancashire and Cheshire, from 1649 
1658. Extracts from these will form a portion of some 
future volume of the Record Society. 

H. F. 



CONTENTS. 



PART I. 

PAGES 

PAROCHIAL SURVEYS OF LANCASHIRE 1170 

COMMISSION i 3 

INQUISITION TAKEN AT MANCHESTER 418 

Ditto ditto 1828 

Ditto ditto 2845 

Ditto WIGAN 4665 

Ditto ditto ; 6580 

Ditto ditto 8088 

Ditto ditto 8896 

Ditto ditto 97107 

Ditto ditto 107117 

Ditto LANCASTER 118 124 

Ditto ditto 124132 

Ditto ditto 132143 

Ditto PRESTON 144148 

Ditto ditto , 149 152 

Ditto ditto 152157 

Ditto BLACKBURN 158 170 

HUNDRED OF SALFORD 4 45 

Ditto WEST DERBY 4696 

Ditto LEYLAND 97117 

Ditto LONSDALE 118132 

Ditto ditto NORTH OF THE SANDS 132 144 

Ditto AMOUNDERNESS 144157 

Ditto BLACKBURN 158170 



XXVlli CONTENTS. 



PART II. 

PAGES 

SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER ...171223 
SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF 

CHESTER 223 257 

SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE WARDENS AND FELLOWS 

OF THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH, MANCHESTER 257261 

INDEX OF PLACES 263268 

INDEX OF NAMES 269 282 



ERRATA. 

Page 45, 5th line from the bottom, for Thomas Mawdesley, read Robte. Mawdesley. 
130, loth line ,, ,, for Cams, read Carus. 
251, 1 2th line ,, for Greasley, read Greasby. 



XXIX 



PART I. 
PAROCHIAL SURVEYS OF LANCASHIRE. 



CHANCERY SURVEYS OF CHURCH LIVINGS, 
LANCASHIRE, 

[TEMP. COMMONWEALTH.] 
Lifoat fuit Cur xiij die Novembr 1650. 



To THE KEEPERS of the libty of England by Authority of 
Parliament, To William Lenthall, Speaker of Parliament and 
Master of the Rolles in the High Court of Chancery; Thomas 
lord Fairfax, Generall of the Army ; John Bradshawe, lord 
President of the Councell of State ; Bulstrode Whitelock, 
Richard Keble, John Lisle, lordes Commissioners of the great 
Scale of England ; Oliver Cromwell, lieutennt Generall and 
Governor Generall of Ireland ; The Justices of Assize in the 
County of Lancaster ; EdmondPrideaux, Attorney Generall of 
the Comon Wealth ; John Moore, Thomas Fell, John Sawrie> 
William West, Georg Towluson, Thomas Whittingham, Georg 
Pigott, JerehiahAspinwall, Robert Maudes 'ley, Richard Standish, 
Richard Shuttleworth, John Starkie, Peter Holt, James Ashton, 
Alexander Barlowe, JoJin Hartley, Thomas Birche, Gilbert 
Ireland, JohnAtherton, Peter Bould, Esquiers ; Thomas Ctibham 
and Robert Glest, Gentlemen, greeting : WHEREAS WEE, for 
diverse good causes and considerations vs at fJsent moveinge, 
and willing and intending to pvide a competent mainte- 
nance and advancement for preaching ministers in the 
severall parishes throughout England and Wales, And also 
desireing to be 2tified of the certaine number and true 
yearely value of all parsonages and vicarages j?sentative, 
and of all and every the spuall and Ecctiasticall benefices, 
liveinges, and donatives, as well vnto which any Cure of Soules 
is annexed as without Cure of Soules, WEE, THEREFORE, 
haveing speciall trust and confidence in your fidelities, indus- 
tries, and pvident circumspeccons, have noiated, assigned, 
and appointed you to be Comissioners, Giveing and graunt- 

B 



2 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

ing vnto you, and any five or more of you, full power and 
authoritie, by virtue of these Rentes, to enquire, as well by 
the Oathes of good and lawful men of the County of Lan- 
caster as by the Examinacons of ctaine Witnesses vpon 
Oath, and by all other good and lawfull wayes and meanes 
whereby you may the better knowe and finde out, as well 
within Notes as without, the truth herein, what and how many 
parsonages and vicarages fJsentative, and whatsoever other 
spuall and Eccliasticall benefices and liveinges and Dona- 
tives, as well to which any Cure of Soules is annexed as 
aforesaid as without Cure of Soules, are lying and being 
within the County aforesaid, and any Cittie, townes, and places 
whatsoever within the pcinctes, lymittes, and extentes of the 
said County; And likewise what each of them are worth 
truely and really by the yeare, and the names of the fJsent 
Incumbentes, Proprietors, and Possessours thereof, and of such 
pson & psons as receive the pfitts and to whose vse, and 
whoe supplies the cure, and what he hath for his salary, and 
how many Chappells are belonging to parish Churches, and 
how parishe Churches and Chappells are scituate and fitt to 
be vnited within the lymitts of the County aforesaid, and how 
the severall Churches and Chappells are supplied by preach- 
ing ministers, that soe course may be taken for pviding both 
for preaching and for maintenance where the same shalbee 
found to be needefull and necessarie ; And further to enquire 
what Chappells are fitt to be taken from Parish Churches and 
annexed to others or made parish Churches, and where it is 
fitt for other Churches to be built and the parishes devided 
and part of them appropriated to those new built Churches ; 
And of all and every other Articles and Circumstances which, 
for the better service of the Comonwealth in this behalfe, 
shall appeare to you, or five or more ot you as aforesaid, to be 
necessarie and behovefull, according to the tenour of a ctaine 
Act of this jpsent Parliam* beareing date the eighth day of 
June last passed, Intituled, An Act for pviding maintenance 
for preaching ministers and other pious vses in this case 
made and pvided ; AND THEREFORE Wee comaund you that 
at 2taine days and places which you, or any five or more of 
you shall appoint in this behalfe That you doe diligently 
make inquiry vpon the pmisses and that you doe and execute 



COMMISSION OF INQUIRY. 3 

all and every thing and thinges in the ^misses with effect in 
forme aforesaid, and the same Inquisicon and your whole 
pceedinges in the pmisses by you, or any five or more of you, 
to be distinctly and cleerely made and taken, that you, or any 
five or more of you, have before vs in the High Court of 
Chauncery with all convenient speede, or at the furthest a 
die See Trinitatis px futur in tres septimanas, vnder the 
Scales of you, or any five or more of you as aforesaid, and 
vnder the scales of them by whome the same Inquisicon 
shalbe made, together with this Comission. AND WEE 
Comaund, by virtue of these psentes, the Sheriffe of the 
County aforesaid that at ctaine dayes and places which 
yee, or five or more of you aforesaid, shall make knowne to 
him, that he cause to come before you, or any five or more of 
you as aforesaid, such and as many honest and lawfull men 
of his Bayliwicke, as well within lifeties as without, by whome 
the truth in the ^misses may best be knowne and inquired 
of. WEE likewise Comaund, by virtue hereof, all and singuler 
Justices of Peace, Maiors, Sheriffes, Bayliffes, Constables, and all 
other Officers, Ministers, and others whatsoever, that they be 
attending, ayding, adviseing, and assisting vnto you, or any 
five or more of you, in the due execucon of the pmisses in 
all thinges, as is requisite. IN WITTNES whereof wee have 
caused theis Letters to bee made patents. WlTNES our selves 
at Westfh the nyne and twentith day of March, in the yeare 
of our lord God One thousand six hundred and fifty. 

BOLLES. 

(Endorsed) A Comission to enquire, w th in the Countie of 
Lancaster, of the number and true yearely 
value of Church Liveings. BOLLES 

Execuco istius Comissionis patet in quibusdam Schedut 
huic Comissioni annexat. 

(signed) Jo. ATHERTON 

THO. BIRCHE 
PETER HOLT 
GEO. PIGOT 
THO. WPIITTINGHAM 

JlROHJAH 1 ASPINALL 

JOHN SAWREY 

1 In the preamble (see page i) this name is given as Jerehiah Aspinwall. 

13 2 



LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



[HUNDRED OF SALFORD.] 

Hundred Inquisico indentat capt apud Mancestriam in Com Lan- 
a or ' castria coram Ricardo Standishe, Jacobo Assheton, Alexandra 
Barlowe, TJwma Birch, Roberto Mawdesley, Johanne Hartley, 
et Petro Holte, Aris, et Thoma Cubham, gerJoso, Comissionar 
virtute cujusdam Comissionis sub sigillo magno Angliae 
eisdem et alijs Comissionar in eadem nominat, die lune, vidzt 
decimo septimo die Junij, Anno Dni Millesimo sexcentesimo 
quinquagesimo, p sacrm Johis Gilliam, de Newton, gen ; 
Johis Marler, de Manchester, gen ; Henrici Neild, de Man- 
chester, gen ; Willi Rawlenson, de Blackeley, gen ; Radi 
Worsley, de Rusham [Rusholme], gen ; ffrancisci Wood, de 
Withington, gen ; Thome Gilbodie, de Streitford, gen ; Adam 
Pilkington, de Salford, gen ; Willi Owen, de fflixton, gen ; 
Jacobi Royle, de fflixton, gen ; Thome Sorocold, de Barton, 
gen ; Jacobi Rowe, de Heawton, gen ; Edmundi Chatterton, de 
Alkrington, gen ; Georgij Jackson, de Chorlton, gen, et Robti 
Loynsdale, de Worsley, gen, proborum et legaliu homin Com 
pd Jur. Qui dicunt et j>sentant sup sacrm suu in his verbis 
Anglicanis sequentibus, vidzt : 

Manches- WEE doe fJsent that there is a pishe Church within Man- 
ter - Chester towne, in the County of Lancaster, And that there 

belongeth vnto the said Church seuall messuages and 
gardens, w th th'appurtenfices thereunto belonginge, scituate, 
lying and beinge in the deanesgate in Manchester aforesaid, 
And alsoe severall messuages and teiites, with th'appten 
scytuate, lyinge and beinge in Newton and Kirkmansholme, 
and els where within the some pishe, of the yearly rent of 
fforty sixe poundes, or neare thereabouts, forrnly payd as 
Ancient yearely Rent, besides the increase of ffynes vnto the 
warden and ffellowes of the Colledge in Manchester, vntill 
about a yeare last past, the same was stayed by order ; And 
that the tyths and Rents for tyths within the said pishe 
have beene and are esteemed to bee, one yeare with another, 
of the yearely value of ffive hundred and ffifty pounds, or 



MANCHESTER PARISH. 5 

nere thereabouts, the Charges of Inninge and Collectinge the 
same being deducted. And that M r . Richard Heyricke, 
warden, M v . Richard Hollingworth, one of the Fellowes, and 
M r . Willm Walker, Minister of the gospell, are the fJsent 
pastors and ministers of the same Church, who are godly 
pchers, And have for divers yeares last past received some 
pt thereof, but the greatest pt thereof hath beene and is 
deteyned from them of late, w ch proffits and tyths soe 
deteyned remaine in the hands of some of the Inhabitants 
of the same pish, the hamlett of Holme [Hulme] is aboute 
a Statute myle distant from Manchester Church, the value 
of the tyths whereof are comjJhended within the afforesaid 
some of five hundred and fifty pounds ; And that theire are 
w th in and belonginge to the same pish of Manchester, nyne 
Chappells ; vietzt, Salford, Streitford, Chorleton, Diddesbury, 
Birch, Gorton, Denton, Newton, and Blackley ; And for the 
distance betweene the said severall Chappells and theire 
pishe Church, and betweene one Chappell and another, are 
as hereafter followeth. 

ALSOE wee present that there is A Chappell within the Streitford 
towneshippe of Streitford, belonginge and within the pishe [ Stretford ]- 
of Manchester, and that M T . John Odcrofte, preacher of 
Gods word, hath and doth officiate at the same Chappell ; 
And that the tyths w th in Streitford afforesaid, formerly 
farmed for divers yeares yett in beinge by S f . Edmund 
Traffordy knight, deceased, from the said pish Church of 
Manchester, at the yerely rent of sixe pounds thirteene 
shillings ffower pence, and is worth p anii in kind twenty 
six pounds thirteene shillings and foure pence ; two ptes 
whereof is taken from S T . Cecill Tr afford for his recusancy ; 
And that the Sallery and stipend payd to the said M r . 
Odcrofte is payd him by the Inhabitants of Streitford affore- 
said, w th out any allowance from the Rectory or pishe 
Church of Manchester, or otherwise, to the Insupportable 
burden and Charge of the said Inhabitants ; And that the said 
Chappell is distant from the said pishe Church foure statute 
miles and vpwards, and is w th in a Statute myle and a halffe 
of Chorleton Chappell, and three statute myles from Flixton 
and fit to be made a pish. 



6 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Salford. AND alsoe wee present that there is a Chappel in Salford, 
lately erected, to w ch the yearely some of twenty pounds doth 
belonge, beinge the free gifte of M r . Humfry Booth, gent 1 , 
thelder, deceased, out of lands pt whereof lye in the towne- 
shippe of. Manchester and pte in Pendleton, in the pish of 
Eccles, in w ch Chappell M r . Willm Meeke, an able and 
sufficient Minister, doth officiate, and hath the Cure of soules 
there, and receives the said twenty pounds p ann att the 
hands of M rs . An Booth, widow. And that the said Chappell 
is ffitt to be made a pishe, and not to bee vnyted vnto Man- 
chester, although it lyeth w tll in one quarter of a myle of 
the said pishe Church, because it hath a competencye of In- 
habit nts and Communicants there w th in itselffe ; And that the 
tyths of the said towne of Salford have beene Anciently paid 
to the said pish Church of Manchester, and, as wee conceive, 
are worth sixteene pounds p ann, and the lands and tyths 
in Salford belonging vnto Manchester Church, and are comj?- 
hended in the five hundred and fiftie pounds before menconed. 

Newton. ALSOE wee psent that w th in the towneshippe of Newton 
there is one Chappell, w ch is called Newton Chappell, and 
distant from their pish of Manchester three statute myles one 
quarter and sixteene poles, and aboute three statute myles 
one quarter and sixteene poles and aboute three statute 
myles distant from Blackley and Gorton; And there are 
certen Lands- and Tenements w th in Newton and kirkmans- 
holme, the yearely rents whereof are thirty foure pounds two 
shillings three pence, and have Anciently beene payed to the 
wardens and fellowes of Manchester, till by order restrayned. 
The tyths w th in Newton are worth aboute eight pounds p 
anfi, and the tyths in kirkmansholme are worth fforty shillings 
p ann, w ch said tyths have beene formerly payed, w th the said 
rents, to the said warden and fellowes, and are com^hended in 
the five hundred and fifty pounds before menconed ; And 
that Bradford, Faylesworth, and the most pte of Droylesden 
and Moston, are w th in the said Chappelry and nearer vnto 
vnto [sic] the same then any other Church or Chappell, and 
that the said towneshipps and the said pts of the other 
townshipps are fitt to bee made a pish of Newten. M r . John 
Walker, preacher of the Gospell, supplyeth the cure theire, 



MANCHESTER PARISH. j 

and hath for his sallary the yearely some of fforty pounds, 
w ch is payd him by his hearers, beinge Inhabitants w th in the 
said Towneshipps, by voluntarie contrybucon ; formerly theire 
tyths beinge payable to the warden and fellowes of Man- 
chester, and of late kept in theire ovvne hands towards paym*. 
of the said forty pounds p ami. There is noe other Eccle- 
siasticall benifics w th in the said towneshippe of Newton but 
as afforesaid, save onely a dwellingehouse, consistinge of two 
bayes of building, and a stable of aboute one bay, w ch was 
built by the Inhabitants of the said Chappellrie at theire 
owne proper costs and charges, for theire Minister. 

AND alsoe wee JJsent that in Faylesworth theire is noe Fayles- 
Church or Chappell, nor any Ecclesiasticall benefices (theire J^*_ 
tythes onely excepted), which are worth about nyne pounds, worth]. 
p Ann w ch forrSly have bene payed to the warden and fellowes 
of Manchester Church, being pte of the some of ffive hundred 
and ffifty pounds before menconed ; And that Newton Chap- 
pell is the Church vnto w ch the[y] resorte and doe pay yearely 
vnto M r . John Walker, Minister of gods word, who supplyes 
the Cure there, the some of thirteene pounds or thereabouts, 
w ch is pte of the forty pounds before menconed payed to the 
said M'\ Walker, whereof the said tyths are now a pte ; And 
wee thinke it fitt and convenient that Newton Chappell, with 
the hamells adjoyninge, vidzt, Moston, Newton, Faylesworth, 
Droylesden, and Bradford, bee made a pishe. 

ALSOE we fJsent that the Inhabitants w th in the towne- Droyles- 
shippe of Droylesden doe constantly for the most pte repayre j^ o ls 
ind goe to the Chappell of Newton, beinge w th in one statute den], 
lyle and a halfe thereof, and is the next Chappell to the 
towneshippe, and fit to be vnyted to the said Chappell 
of Newton, And is distant from the pishe Church of Man- 
chester foure statute myles and vpwards, and have payed 
leire tythes, beinge worth tenn pounds p arm, formerly to the 
[inisters of the said pish Church of Manchester, w ch is pte of 
before menconed some of five hundred and ffifty pounds. 

ALSOE wee Jsent that theire is noe Church or Chappell Bradford. 
r th in Bradford, And that the Inhabitants w th in Bradford 



8 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

doe constantly resorte & goe to Newton Chappell, beinge the 
next Chappell vnto them, and that the towneshippe of Bradford 
is w th in one statute myle and a halfe of Newton Chappell 
and fitt to be vnyted therevnto, and is distant from Man- 
chester pish Church above two statute myles, and have payed 
formerly the yearely some of sixteene shillings eight pence 
for theire tyth Corne to M r . Browne, one of the fellowes of 
Manchester Church ; but wee conceive the said tyth is worth 
thirty shillings p anfi one yeare w th another, and is com- 
phended in the said some of five hundred and fifty pounds. 

Gorton. ALSO wee $sent that the Chappell of Gorton is distant 
from the pish Church of Manchester three myles and a halffe 
and ffyfty poles, and is nearer to Birch Chappell then to any 
other Church or Chappell, and that M r . David Dury? a 
painfull and godly minister, is teacher att Gorton Chappell, 
and hath his sallery and wages payed vnto him by the 
voluntary contribucon of the Inhabitants of Gorton, saveinge 
twenty six shillings eightpence yearly, yssueinge out of a 
close of Land lyinge in Gorton aforesaid, formerly given to 
the said Chappell by the said Inhabitants ; And that the 
tyths w th in the same towne are worth six pounds thirteene 
shillings foure pence p ann one yeare w th another, and is com- 
phended w th in the said five hundred and ffifty pounds. 

Openshaw. ALSOE wee f)sent that there is not any Chappell w th in 
Openshawe in the pishe of Manchester, and that the Inhabi- 
tants within Openshawe aforesaid doe constantly resort to 
Gorton Chappell, beinge w th in halfe a statute myle of the 
same Chappell, and fitt to be vnyted vnto and is distant from 
the pishe Church of Manchester above foure statute myles ; 
And that the tyth within Openshawe is worth five Marks 
p ann one yeare wth another, and have beene payed formerly 
to the minister att Manchester, and is comprehended w th in 
the said ffyve hundred and ffiftie pounds 

Ardwicke ALSOE wee {Jsent that the Inhabitants w th in Ardwicke, 
[Ardwick]. haveinge noe Chappell therein, doe resort constantly to the 

1 The Lambeth MSS. gives Dary; but the name was undoubtedly 
Dury, or Durie. 



MANCHESTER PARISH. 9 

pishe Church of Manchester, beinge w th in a Statute myle 
and a Quarter to the said pish Church and fitt to be continued 
therewith, beinge nearer thereunto then to any other Church 
or Chappell ; And that the tyths w th in Ardwicke are worth 
p Anil one yeare w th another foure marks, and hath beene 
constantly payed vnto the warden and fellowes of Manchester 
Church, and is comprehended w th in the said five hundred and 
fifty pounds. 

ALSOE wee f!sent that the Inhabitants w th in Reddishe, Reddishe 
haveinge no Church or Chappell w th in Reddishe, doe con- [ Reddish 3- 
stantly repaire vnto the Church of Stopforth [Stockport], and 
to the Chappell of Denton, and to the Chappell of Gorton, 
And that the same towne is distant from the pishe Church 
of Manchester above sixe statute myles, and from the 
Chappell of Denton above two statute myles, and from the 
Chappell of Gorton above two statute myles, and from the 
pish Church of Stopford [Stockport], beinge w th in Cheshire, 
above one statute myle, And ffitt to have a Chappell or 
Church to be erected betwixt it and Heaton Norres [Norris]. 
that the tyths w th in Reddish aforesaid are worth one 

reare with another eleaven pounds thirteene shillings foure 
mce, and hath beene formerly payed to the warden and 

fellowes of Manchester, and is com^hended w th in the said 

ive hundred and ffifty pounds. 

ALSOE wee j?sent that there is not any Chappell w th in the Crompsall 
wneshippe of Crompsall [Crumpsall], and that the same is ^m mp " 

listant from the pishe Church of Manchester above three 
itute myles, and is w th in one statute myle of the Chappell 

)f Blackley, and the Inhabitants of Crompsall doe repaire 
mstantly to the Chappell of Blackley, And are fitt to bee 

rnyted to the Chappell of Blackley afforesaid ; And that the 
thes w th in Crompsall afforesaid, being worth one yeare with 
lother nyne pounds, have been formerly payed to the 

warden and fellowes of Manchester, w ch some is pte of the 

ive hundred and nifty pounds before menconed 

ALSOE we jJsent that in Blackley there is one Chappell, Blackley. 
called Blackley Chappell, at w c]l M r . James Walton, minister 



10 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

of gods word, supplyeth the Cure. And that there is not any 
Ecclesiasticall benefics w th in the said towneshippe (except 
one dwellingehouse built for the minister at the proper costs 
and charges of the Inhabitants of the said Chappellrie, And 
the some of seaventeene shillings eight pence p ami, in the 
possion of Richard Gar side, beinge the gift otAdam Cheetam 
and received by the Chappelriffs for the vse of the said M T . 
Waltori] ; And the tyths of the said towneshippe are worth 
aboute ffifteene pounds p anfi, And heretofore payed to the 
warden and fellowes of the pish Church of Manchester, and 
is pt of the said five hundred and fiftie pounds ; the said 
M r . Walton hath not any certen sallery, but what the 
Inhabitants of the said Chappelry are pleased voluntarily 
to give him in Hew of theire tyths, w ch formerly the[y] 
payed to the warden and fellowes as aforesaid, the said 
Chappell is aboute three statute myles and one quarter from 
the said pishe Church and aboute three statute myles from 
Newton Chappell, and above three myles from any other 
Church or Chappell, and the Inhabitants w th in the towne- 
shipps of Crompsall, Harpurhey, Blakely [Blackley], pt of 
Cheetam [Cheetham] and pt of Moston, doe vsually resort 
vnto the said Chappell, and fitt to be made a pishe; And 
that the said M T . Walton hath manyfested disafeccon to the 
psent governem*. by neglectinge to observe days of thankes 
givinge and humiliacon appointed by ordinance of pliam*., 
and speakeinge against the Engagm 1 ., by reason whereof the 
same place theise dayes were not supplyed. 



Harpur- WEE jJsent that in Hurphey [Harpurhey] there is neyther 
hey * Church nor Chappell, nor any Ecclesiasticall befices (theire 

tythes excepted), w ch are worth p Ann aboute thirty shillings, 
w dl heretofore have beene payed to the warden and fellowes 
of Manchester Church, and are pte of the said fftve hundred 
and fifty pounds; that the said towneshippe is two myles 
distant from the said pish Church and aboute one myle from 
Blackley Chappell, whereunto the Inhabitants of the said 
towneshippe doe resorte to ptake of divyne ordinances, and 
fit to bee made pt of that pishe, beinge nearer vnto the said 
Chappell then to any other Church or Chappell. 



MANCHESTER PARISH. II 

ALSOE wee j3sent that in Chorleton Rowe there is neyther Chorlton 
Church nor Chappell, nor any Ecclesiasticall benefices (except 
the tythes), w dl are worth p ann one yeare w th another the 
some of six pounds, and payed to the Ministers of Manchester 
Church and com^hended in the said some of ffive hundred 
and nifty pounds ; And pt of the said towne lyeth nearer vnto 
Birch and pt nearer vnto Manchester, and the Inhabitants 
thereof resorte to both the said places ; the distance betwixt 
Birch Chappell and Manchester Church, the nearest way, is 
three statute myles and sixteene poles (vidzt) aboute one 
myle betweene Birch Chappell and the nerest pte of the 
towneshippe, one myle and a quarter the length of the towne- 
shippe, and one myle and thirty six poles from the nearest pt 
thereof to Manchester Church, and that pte of the said towne- 
shippe beinge the nearer to Birch Chappell should be enexed 
to the same, and the other pte contynued to Manchester, the 
Inhabitants nearer therevnto then any Church or Chappell. 

ALSO wee |)sent that in Heaton Nerres [Norris] there is not Heaton 
any psonage or viccarage, nor any spirituall benfices, liveings, Sg2 on 
donatives, Rents, Glebe lands, or tenements (except theire Norris]. 
tyths), w ch will amount to thirty pounds p ann and twenty 
shillings p ann from Street house lane, w ch formerly have beene 
payed vnto M r . Heyricke, M T . Hollingworth, and the rest of the 
fellowes of Manchester Church, and are pt of the said five 
hundred and nifty pounds. And the said towneshippe is 
distant from the pishe Church of Manchester seaven statute 
myles and some od poles, and from Diddesbury Chappell, 
w ch is the nearest vnto Heaton Norres aforesaid, is three 
statute myles and odd poles ; and wee thinke it fitt and con- 
venient there should bee a Chappell built in the middle 
betwixt them for the advancem*. of gods glory and the ease 
of the people thereabouts, and that Heaton Norres and Red- 
dishe bee joyned together in one pishe, w ch will make a 
sufficient congregacon, and are distant from any Church or 
Chappell w th in theire owne County three statute rnyles. 

WEE jJsent also that in Broughton, Tetlowe, and Kersall Broughton, 
there is not any Church or Chappell, nor any spirituall or [Xetlow] 
Ecclesiasticall benefices (the tyths of the said Hamletts onely Kersall. ' 



12 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

excepted), w ch are worth aboute nyne pounds p arm one 
yeare w th another; that the said towneshippe is aboute a 
myle distant from the pishe Church of Manchester, to 
w ch the Inhabitants thereof doe for the most pt resorte, and 
that the said Church of Manchester hath beene and is fur- 
nished w th Godly able Ministers, and the said Inhabitants 
have formerly payed theire tyths to the said Church, and 
they are comprehended in the said ffive hundred and ffifty 
pounds. 

Cheetham. ALSOE wee psent that w th in the towneshippe of Cheetham 
there is neyther Church nor Chappell, nor any spirituall or 
ecclesiasticall benefices (the tythes excepted), w ch are worth 
ten pounds p anii one yeare w th another, and payable to the 
warden and ffellowes of Manchester Church, and is pt of the 
before menconed some of ffive hundred and fiftie pounds ; and 
that the said towneshippe is distant from Manchester aboute 
one myle, and the Inhabitants thereof resort vnto the said 
Church, beinge theire pishe Church and fit to bee contynued 
members thereof, beinge nearer thereto adjoyneinge then to 
any other Church or Chappell. 

Withing. ALSOE wee Jsent that in the towneshippe of Withington 
ton * there are foure Chappells ; vidzt Diddesbury [Didsbury], Birch, 

Chorlton, and Denton ; the Chappells are distant from theire 
pishe Church of Manchester as followeth ; vidzt, from Dides- 
bury to Manchester six myles and eight and twenty poles, 
from Denton to Manchester seaven myles three quarters, from 
Chorlton to Manchester five myles and a quarter and fifty 
two poles, from Birch to Manchester foure myles fifty two 
poles : the distance betwixt Chappell and Chappell is as fol- 
loweth; vidzt, betwixt Denton and Birch is six myles two 
hundred and nynty six poles, betwixt Birch and Dyddesbury 
[Didsbury] is three myles and two poles, betwixt Didsbury and 
Chorlton is three myles and eight poles, betwixt Chorlton and 
Birch is three myles and an halfe and fforty poles, betwixt 
Birch and Gorton the nearest way is three myles. The pticuler 
benefitts apptaineinge to any of the said Chappells is as foft. ; 
vidzt, vnto Denton one house and a garden, worth sixteene 
shillings p anii. A gift to the said Chappell (in stocke) five 



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pounds ; vnto Birch Chappell, A house and a little land lately 
purchased by the Inhabitants, worth three pounds ten shillings 
p ann ; vnto Didsbury, one house and a tenem 4 ., for six yeares 
or thereabouts yet to expire, worth ten pounds p Ann ; money 
in stocke belonginge to the said Chappell amountinge to the 
some of forty eight pounds ; vnto Chorlton Chappell and a 
Schoole M r . [Schoolmaster] joyntly in Stocke sixty nyne 
pounds. The names of the f!sent incumbents of the severall 
Chappells are as follow ; victzt, M r . John Anger [Angier], Min- 
ister at Denton ; M r . John Wigan, Minister at Birch Chappell ; 
M r . Thomas Clayton, Minister at Diddesbury [Didsbury]; 
M r . Richard Benson, Minister at Chorlton (all painfull godly 
preachinge Ministers), w ch have had some mainteynce out of 
the Sequestracons ; but all orders expireinge at Mydsomer, 
one thousand six hundred and fifty, there is noe meanes 
knowne for them but the Controbucon of the people. And 
wee f>sent that theise Chappells aforesaid are fit to bee made 
distinct pishes ; And for the value of theire tyths they are 
ComjJhended w th in the said ffive hundred and ffiftie poundes. 

WEE alsoe jJsent that there is one pishe Church w th in the Barton, 
towneshippe of Barton sup Irewell [Irwell] called Eccles 
Church, and one Messuage or Dwellinge-house, called the 
Viccaredge house, in Barton aforesaid, w th some lands and 
gardens w th theire appurtennces, as alsoe some small Cottages 
therevnto belonginge, yeildinge or beinge of late worth, and 
soe at jJsent are worth, the cleare yearely rent of nyneteene 

>unds or thereabouts. And that the tyths of the said pishe 
>f Eccles doth yeild the yearely rent of One hundred sixty 
nyne pounds twelve shillings and an halffe penny, the w ch hath 
formly beene payed to Chrbfer A nderton, Esquirer, then owner 
or propriator thereof, or his farmors, lessees, or Assignes; 
But now of late r tymes are paid vnto the sequetrators or 
their Agents (for the Comonwealth), for the said M r . Andcr- 
tons delinquency; that the Ministers and Pastors of the said 
pish Church of Eccles are two ; vidzt, M r . John Joanes and 
M r . Edmund Joanes, his son, who have for theire Mainteynce 
the aforesaid Viccarage house and lands therevnto belonginge 
and the Rents of the said Cottages, and have alsoe received 
of the said M T . Anderton the yearely some of eighteen 



14 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

pounds; And for three yeares last past the said M r .John 
Joanes hath received from the state the yearly some of fifty 
pounds, or thereaboutes, by way of Augmentacon, out of the 
Sequestracons of this County; And that there is but one 
Chappell w th in the said pish of Eccles, w ch is nere the Confines 
of the pishe of Leigh and Deane (called Ellenbrooke Chappell), 
w ch is above foure statute myles and three quarters from the 
said pishe Church and about three statute myles distant from 
any other Church or Chappell, and fit to bee made a pish, w ch 
is sometymes supplyed by a preachinge Minister and some- 
tymes is w th out and hath noe certen meanes for a Minister 
there, but have theire wages from the well effected Neigh- 
bourhood thereabouts by voluntary Contribucon ; And wee 
psent it fit to have a Chappell built w th in Irlam, y* beinge 
foure statute myles from the said pish Church : And wee doe 
find that there is w th in the said pishe of Eccles some land 
lyinge w th in Pendleton, w ch was given vnto the Chappell of 
Salford, in the pishe of Manchester, by Hitnifrey Booth, gent, 
th'elder, deceased, w ch is held by Thomas Stoppord and John 
Makin, who pay the yearely rent of seaventeene pounds and 
ten shillinges for the same, beinge pte of the twenty pounds 
before menconed to be given to the Minister of Salford and 
paid vnto M rs .Ann Booth, Widowe, for the use of the said 
Minister at Salford : And wee doe likewise find that Clifton 
cii Pendlebury is distant three myles and a halfe, or there- 
abouts, from the pishe Church of Eccles, and that pt of the 
same towneshippe is most fitt to bee Annexed vnto the 
Chappell of Ringley, beeinge esteemed but A myle and a 
halfe from Ringley, or thereabouts, and distant from the pishe 
Church of Prestwich three myles, or thereabouts ; that the 
said pish Church of Eccles is about foure statute myles 
from Manchester, Prestwich and Flixton being the next 
adioyninge Churches. 

Prestwich. ALSOE wee find and present that Edmund Ashton, late of 
Chatterton [Chadderton], Esquirer, did as patron psent to the 
Rectory and psonage of Yrest.wichfsaa& A lien, Clarke, And that 
the Cure of the said Church hath for above six yeares last past 
bee supplyed by others, as, namely, by M r . Langley,M r . P or tor 
[Porter], M v > Furneis, M r . Breerely ; And that the Cure of 



PRESTWICH PARISH. 15 

the said Church hath beene supplyed for almost one yeare last 
past by M r .John Leake, preacher of gods word, who is to have 
for his stipend or wages the some of eighty pounds p anfi, to 
bee payed out of the tyths hereafter herein expressed ; And the 
psonage house, the glebe lands, w th the Rents of the tenants, 
being Cottagers, are worth ten pounds ffifteene shillings p 
ann ; And that the tyths of Prestwiche, two Heatons, Al- 
krington, and Tonge are worth aboute forty pounds p anfi, 
and the proffitts of the tyths of the towneshippe of Pilkinton, 
being aboute the halfe of the pishe, are worth aboute forty 
three pounds p Ann ; out of all w ch said proffitts hath beene 
yearely payed in the name of tenths the yearelie Rent of 
foure pounds seaventeene shillings fivepence halfTe penny 
rTarthinge And that the one halfe of all the tyths w th in 
Tottington, w th in the pish of Bury, were heretofore given as 
a donative to the Rectory of Prestwich, And were heretofore 
leased by the said Isaacke A lien to John Greenehalgh, late of 
Brandlesome, Esquirer (now in the He of Man), for and dure- 
inge the naturall lyffe of the said Isaacke Allen, And there is 
reserved thereupon to the said Rectory of Prestwich the 
yearely rent of six pounds thirteene shillings and foure pence, 
as by a rent tally doth appeare ; the totall pfitts of the said 
Rectory we conceive worth one hundred and twenty pounds 
p Ann ; And wee psent that there is but onely one Chappell 
w th in the said pish of Prestwich, called Ringley Chappell, 
which was erected and built Anno Dfii one thousand six 
hundred twenty five, by M r . Nathan WalwortJi, of London, 
deceased, ffor the good and ease of the hamblett of Outwood, 
pcill of Prestwich pishe, And for the Inhabitants of Kersalley 
[Kersley], being pcell of the pishe of Deane, and for the sevarall 
families within Clifton, hereafter named ; vidzt, Edmund Wal- 
ivorths, John WalwortJis, GeylesHardmans, Will 1 . Wadsworths, 
John DixsonS) Raiiffe Seddons, and Tliomas Boardmans, being 
Inhabitants w th the pishe of Eccles ; And Edivard Lomax and 
John Hey 'wood \ being Inhabitants of Little Leaver, w th in the 
pishe of Boulton ; and have all of them repaired thither ever 
since the said Chappell was erected ; And the said M r . Nathan 
Walworth did, some fewe yeare after, confirme and enffeoffe 
certaine lands in little Benton, in Yorkeshire, fourscoure 
myles distant from the said Chappell, to and for the vse of 



1 6 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

the Minister of the same Chappell, of the Cleare yearely value 
of sixteene pounds p Ann; And wee j?sent that the said 
Chappell is distant from the aforesaid pishe Church of 
Prestwich five statute myles, And from the pish Churche of 
Boulton fower myles, and from the pish Church of Eccles above 
five myles, And from the pishe Church of Deane above five 
myles ; And that the Inhabitants w th in the limytts of Outwood, 
Kersley, Clifton, and Little Leaver, beinge all scituated round 
about the said Chappell and nere adioyninge to the same are 
fit to bee made a pishe : And wee present that M r . Thomas 
Holland, Minister of Gods word, officiates and supplyes the 
cure there, and hath for his sallery or yearly mainteynce the 
afforesaid some of sixteene pounds p Ann, And did, vntill 
the twenty ffirst of December last past, receive, by order from 
the late Comittee of this County, twenty five pounds p anri 
by way of Augmentacon of his wages ; And wee find the 
hamletts of Alkrington and Tonge, w th in the pishe of Prest- 
wich afforesaid, to bee distant from the said pish Church the 
furthest pt of them five myles and a halffe, the mydle pt 
foure myles and a halffe ; the next pte of the said hamletts to 
the said Church is distant three myles and a halffe, and noe 
pt of the said Hamletts distant above one myle and a halffe 
from the pish Church of Middleton; And wee find all the 
Inhabitants in the hamlett of Kersall w th in the pishe of Man- 
chester, And the house of Agecrofte within the pishe of 
Eccles, and likewise all the Inhabitants of Clifton (except the 
famylies before menconed), the furthest of them beinge not 
above two myles distant ffrom Prestwich and above three 
myles and a halffe from their pish Church of Eccles, fitt to 
bee anexed to the pishe of Prestwich. 

Flixton. ALSOE WEE p/sent that w t]l in the towneshippe of Flixton 
is scytuate the pish Church of Flixton, aboute the myddle of 
the said pish, very convenient for the said Parishioners to 
resorte vnto, noe pt of the said pishe beinge distant above 
two statute myles from the said Church : there is one Mes- 
suage or tente of the yearely value of twenty pounds or 
thereabouts, belonging to the said Church, And the tyths of 
the pishe and a little hamlett called Shawe are worth aboute 
forty two pounds p anri, And Peter Egerton, Esquirer, is 



FLIXTON PARISH. I/ 

farmer, of the whole benefitte of the said Rectory, by vertue of 
a lease from M r Stockett Lutwich, late Prebent of Litchfield, 
deceased, under the Scale of the Deane and Chapter. M r 
Edward Hoolmoore 1 supplies the cure there, who is An able 
Godly Minister, who for some yeares past hath had and re- 
ceived the rents of the said Messuage or Tenem*, w ch was 
Assigned him by the said M r Egerton, and the said Minister 
hath had and received the said yearely some of sixteene 
pounds by way of aughmentacon, by order from the Comitty 
for plundred Ministers, w ch said sixteene pounds is payed 
him by the said M r Egerton, being a rent reserved to the said 
Prebend vpon the said lease (w ch said lease was for term of 
three lives), whereof two of them are yet in beinge : the said 
Church of Flixton is distant from Eccles Church foure statute 
myles or thereabouts, and from Streitford [Stretford] Chappell 
aboute three statute myles, which are the nearest Churches or 
Chappells vnto it. 

ALSOE we present that in Urmiston there is neyther Urmiston 
Church nor Chappell, nor any Ecclesiasticall benefics (except t Urmston l- 
theire tyths, w ch are worth aboute twenty seaven pounds p 
anri, and payed to Peter Egerton, Esq r , by vertue of the said 
lease from the said Prebend of Litchfield). The Inhabitants 
of Urmeston resorte vnto Flixton Church, being theire pishe 
Church who dwell within two Statute Myles of the said 
Church, and are nearer vnto the same then to any other 
Church or Chappell. 

AND LASTLY wee doe j3sent, declare, and thinke it meete & 
requisite that all and every the severall Churches and Chap- 
pells that may bee divyded from or vnyted one to another 
or made pishes, and are before in theise or any of theise 
j!sentm ts menconed, shalbee pporconablie sepated, divyded, 
and severed by mates and bonds, to distinguishe the jJcincts 
and lifrties of the said pishes and Chappelryes, and that such 
towneshipps and hamletts as lye betwixt any two of the said 
Churches and Chappells shall be devyded soe as the Inhabi- 

1 This should be Edward Woolmer ; he signed the " Harmonious 
Consent" and " the Agreement of the People." 

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1 8 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

tants may bee members of such of them as is nearest, and 
not necessited to travell further for the benefit of Gods 
ordinances then is requisite. 

JOHN GILLIAM , (L.S.) 1 JAMES ROE (L.S.) 

THO: SOROCOLD (L.S.) WILL**. ROBINSON (L.S.) 2 

ADAM PILKINGTON (L.S.) THO GILBODY (L.S.) 

JOHN MARLER (L.S.) ROBTE LOYNSDALL (L.S.) 

RAUFFE WORSLEY (L.S.) EDM CHATERTON (L.S.) 

HENRY NEILD (L.S.) JAMES ROYLE (L.S.) 

FRANCIS WOOD (L.S.) WILLM. OWEN (L.S.) 

GEORGE JACKSON (L.S.) 

JAMES ASHTON (L.S.) 3 

THO, BIRCHE (L.S.) 

ROBT. MAWDESLEY (L.S.) 

R T . STANDISHE (L.S.) 

PETER HOLT (L.S.) 

Hundred Inquisico Indentat cap? apud Mancestriam, in corn Lan- 
' castria, coram Richardo Standishe, Jacobo Assheton, Alexandra 
Barlowe, Thoma Birche, Robto Mawdesley, Johanne Hartley -, 
Petro Holte y Aris, et Thoma Cubham^ genloso, Comissionar 
virtu te cujusdam comissionis, sub sigillo magno Angliae 
eisdem et alijs Comissionar in eodem nominat die Martis, 
vidz decimo octavo die Julij, Anno Dfii Millesimo sexcen- 
tesimo quinquagesimo, p sacrm Jacobi Hallywell de Pike- 
house, gen ; Samuelli Hamer de Hamer, gen ; Richardi Schole- 
feild de Newbald, gen ; Edwardi Crosley de Alescoles, 4 gen ; 
Robti Chadwicke de Spotland, genros ; Roberti Taylor de But- 
terworth, gen ; Jacobi Sheppd de Whitworth, gen; EdriSoundi* 
forth de Ouldham, gen ; Willi Crompton de Crompton, gen ; 
Robti Scholes de Chatterton, gen ; Johis Kirkman de Ayns 
worth, gen ; Thome Livesaye de Birch, gen ; Johis Kay de 
Thurnham, gen; Rid Hulton de Middleton, gen; Tfwmt 

1 None of these seals contain heraldic impressions. 

2 On page 4 this name is given as William Rawlenson, which is correct 
William Rowlinson of Blackley, yeoman, was living in 1697. Probably 
William Robinson acted in his absence. 

3 These five signatures are on the back of the original MS. 

4 Higher and Lower Allerscholes are in the parish of Todmordcn. 



ROCHDALE PARISH. 19 

Blomeleyde Hopwood, gen ; JohisSoundiforth&e Deaneshute, 
gen; et Ottiwell A ndrewes de Lees, gen, pbo^ et legaliu horn 
Comitat pd Jur, Qui dicunt et psentant sup sacrm suu in his 
verbis Anglicanis sequentibus, vidzt 

WEE f)sent that Master Rob 1 Booth, 1 Viccar of Radchdale Ratchdale 
Church, is a godly Minister and well qualifyed, and supplies 
the Cure, saveinge that he did not observe the last fast en- 
ioyned by Act of Parliam*, And that hee was ^sented to the 
said Viccarage by the late Archbushoppe of Caunterbury ; 
And wee present that the yearely value of the Glebelands, 
Rents, and pffitts belonginge to the said Viccarage are as 
wee conceive worth one hundred and sixtie pounds p ann or 
thereabouts, And that the Impropriate tyths of Castleton, 
formerly enioyed by S r John Birron, late farmer thereof, and 
now as wee conceive vnder sequestracon, worth aboute fifty 
pounds p ann. 

WEE alsoe psent that in Hundersfield there are two Chap- Hunders- 
pells, the one of them called Little Brough [Littleborough] 
Chappell, being distant from the pish Church of Rachdale 
aboute three myles and a halffe of Statute measure, And that 
M r Thomas Bradshawe is Minister there and supplies the Cure, 
And hath his mainteyfice yssueinge out of the tyths of the said 
Chappellry, as we conceive, and is a man well qualified, for 
anythinge wee knowe ; And wee fisent and thinke fitt that 
the said Chappell bee made a pishe Church, comphendinge 
the Antient Bounderies ; And wee jps* that the other Chappell 
w th in Hundersfield aforesaid is a pochiall Chappell, called 
Todmerden [Todmorden] Chappell, is distant from the pish 
Church of Rachdale afforesaid eight myles, And that M r 
Francis Core is Minister there, and hath for his sallery one 
little house built by the Inhabitants, with six shillings eight 
pence p ann, the tyths whereof are Impropriate and vnder 
sequestracon, as wee conceive ; And wee psent that the said 
M r Core is a man not well qualyfied, but scandalous in lyffe 
and conversacon ; And wee jJsent that the said Impriate tythes 

1 Robert Bath was the Vicar of Rochdale at this date, a clerical error 
has made it into Booth. 

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2O LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

w th in Hundersfield aforesaid were forrSly enjoyed by S r John 
Birron, late farmer thereof, Amount to the some of a hundred 
pounds p Ann or thereabouts, as wee conceive; the tyths 
w th ih the said Chappelry of Todmerden are worth twenty 
pounds p ami, pte of the before menconed some of one 
hundred pounds, w ch the said M r Core enioyeth ; And that the 
Chappell afforesaid is ffit to bee made a pishe Church, Compre- 
hendinge the bounderies thereof as followeth ; vidzt, from the 
Salter Rake 1 to the Rooeinge stone, from thence to the Dove 
Lane stone, from thence to the Hallowe Pinne, from thence to 
Addingden [Allenden] sike, from thence to stuble [Stubley] 
crosse, from thence to Goodhill, from thence to an old ditch 
on the east side of Vggshute [Hogshead], from thence to 
Sherneyfoore [Sharney Ford], from thence to Healden, from 
thence to Willowinge Coates, from thence followinge the 
water to Toddmerden, and from thence by Lower swyne side 
to Salterrake againe. 

Spotland. ALSOE wee jJsent that in Spotland there is one Chappell 
called Whitworth Chappell, beinge distant from the pish 
Church of Rachdale aboute three myles and three quarters, 
and that M r George Stott is Minister there, and hath for his 
sallary one house and one acre of ground or thereabouts, of 
the yearely value of twenty shillings, being a gift to the said 
Chappell by the said Inhabitants, And hath out of the Im- 
propriate tyths, w ch are under sequestracon, as wee conceive, 
aboute twenty six pounds p Aiih payd by the said Inhabi- 
tants, and wee present that the said Stott is well qualifyed, for 
anythinge wee knowe ; And we present it fit that Whitworth 
Chappell aforesaid bee made a pish Church, and the bon- 
deries thereof to bee from the Hadies Downe to the Clough 
house, and soe allonge after the water called Knowsike past- 
stid [past Stid], and soe betwixt Stid and Rydings,includeinge 
w th in the Chappelry the houses of John Milne, vx Jacobi Stott, 
and Robte Roydes, of Hundersfield ; and from the stid to a 
place called Hasleroode, and soe to Smalshawe and to the 
Sike Bancke, and from thence to Nadenheard, and from thence 
to Trough Yate, soe to Vgshutt [Hogshead], and thence to the 

1 Part of the old Highway from Rochdale to Burnley was known as 
Salterns Gate and on Blackstone Edge, is a place still called Salter Edge. 



ROCHDALE AND ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE PARISHES. 21 

said Hades ; And wee jJsent that the Impropriate tyths 
w th in Spotland afforesaid were formerly enjoyed by S r John 
Birron, late farmer thereof, and now as wee conceive are vnder 
sequestracon, are worth aboute sixty five pounds p Ann. 

ALSOE wee present that in Butterworth there is one Chap- Butter- 
pell called Mildrow Chappell, being distant from pish Church worth> 
of Rachdale aboute two myles and thirty roods, And 
that the same is further distant from any other Church or 
Chappell, and that M r John Pollett is Minister there, and 
supplies the Cure, and hath heretofore had for his sallery fifty 
pounds p ann, yssueinge out of the Impropriate tyths in But- 
terworth, being vnder sequestracon as wee conceive, together 
w th the Afiuell rent of foure pounds ten shillings, being a Gift 
formerly given out of the said Impropriate tyths (by S r john 
Birron, as wee are informed) ; And wee psent that the Impro- 
priate tythes of Butterworth afforesaid were formerly enjoyed 
by S r John Birron, late farmer thereof, and are worth aboute 
sixty six pounds thirteene shillings foure pence p Ann ; And 
wee think it fit to bee made a pish Church comprehended 
w th in the Bonds as followeth ; vidzt -Coldgreave and the 
Blakegate, the Wyndiehills, theise beinge three myles from the 
said Chappell, Scholefield and greate Clegge and Belfield, the 
Digge Yate haughe and Oggden ; all theise places are nearer 
the Myldrowe then any other Church ; And wee jisent that 
the said Mr Pollett is a godly orthodox Minister and well 
qualified. 

ALSOE wee jJsent that w th in the pish of Ashton there is Ashton. 
one pish Church and one psonage, and that M r John Har- 
rison is pson of the pish Church of Ashton and supplies the 
Cure, and that hee is An Orthodox painfull able Minister ; 
And that there belongs to the said pishe Church of Asshton 
one psonage house and certaine tenaments, w th twenty Acres 
of land or thereabouts, afnonting to the yearely value of 
thirteene pounds six shillings eightpence, And that the rents, 
profitts, and tyths are yearely worth one hundred pounds, 
whereof the some of thirteene pounds seaven shillings nyne 
pence (is payed) & ^tended by prescripcon ; And wee 
psent that the said M r John Harrison was put into the afore- 



22 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

said benefice by the pliamente, And that S r George Booth, 
knight and Barronet, hath fornlly psented Ministers to the 
Cure, And that the aforesaid M r Harrison receives the afore- 
said hundred and thirteen pounds six shillings eight pence p 
ann ; And wee present that the tyth corne of such lands w ch 
pay the said jJscripcon money, if they were payed in kind 
are worth nought, but they pay fifteene pounds p ann as wee 
conceive; Wee further psent that Alt Edge, w th in the said 
pishe of Asshton, is distant from the pishe Churche of 
Asshton aboute three myles and a halfe, and three myles 
from the pish Church of Ouldam, and not soe neare any 
other Church or Chappell ; in w ch place wee thinke fit that a 
pish Church should bee built, and that all w th in the boun- 
deries followinge should be appropriated to the new ptended 
Church ; vidzt, to begin at the divycon where Lancashire, 
Yorkshire, and Cheshire meet in Mossley Hamlett, and fol- 
lowinge the little Brooke w ch devydes Lancashire and York- 
shire till it come to the pish of Ouldham, w ch is at a place 
called Watergate Milne, then down the divicon betwixt 
Ouldham pish and Asshton pish to the pke, thence to Althill, 
thence to Lilly Lanes, thence to Knot Hill, thence to Otts 1 
vpon Lusley, thence downe to Barnard Wilds to the Water, 
includinge Mosley, thence vp the River to the meetinge of 
the three shires aforesaid. 

WEE alsoe fJsent that in the pishe of Ouldam there is 
one pish Church, and that M r Robte Constantine supplyes 
the Cure, And that hee is An Orthodox minister and well 
qualliffyed in lyffe and conversacon, And put to officiate at 
Ouldam by Order from the Comittie of plundered Ministers, 
as wee belive, and that he should have for his sallery one 
hundred pounds p ann out of the tyths in the same pish, but 
it is not all payed him as yett ; And wee ^sent the tyths of 
the said pish to bee worth one hundred and forty pounds 
p Ann; And wee present that in the said pishe of Ouldam 
there is one Chappell, scituate in the towneshippe of Crompton, 
called Shawe Chappell, beinge distant from the said pish 
Church of Ouldam two myles three quarters twenty foure 

1 An abbreviation of Alt Hill, which is often pronounced as Otle or 
Othil. 



OLDHAM AND MIDDLETON PARISHES. 23 

poles or thereabouts, and that the same is not soe neare any 
other Church or Chappell ; And that the Cure was supplyed 
by M r Robte Symon, and hee should have had after the Rate 
of forty pounds p Ann for his sallery out of the tyths in 
Ouldam pish aforesaid but hath not received all that doth 
belong to him as yett ; And wee present that for the space 
of three saboth dayes last the Cure hath beene done by such 
as the Inhabitants did provyde, and for present there is noe 
Minister; And wee present that the said Chappell is fitt 
to bee made a pish Church, and the boundaries of the said 
pish to bee as followeth ; vidzt, the whole towneshippe of 
Crompton and out of the towneshippe of Ouldam all Shover 
[Sholver], And out of the towneshippe of Royton the high 
syde 1 Colishawe [Cowlishaw], Newtons and Will Wilds and 
theire tents, and out of the pish of Ratchdale George Milnes 
and Edmund Wylds ; And wee find that theise severall Mes- 
suages, tenements, and Cottages in the pish of Asshton, in the 
several tenures or occupations of John Soundiforth, John Lees, 
Edward Holts, and Thomas Hey woods, Anthonie Asmulls, 
Lawrence Wrights, Will. Wrights, Caleb Mar land, vx Joseph 
Wyld, Edimmd Fitton, and Myles Goddart are fitt to be 
appropriated to the pish Church of Ouldam. 

WEE alsoe JJsent that in the pish of Middleton there is Middleton. 
one pish Church and that M r Will m Asshton is pson thereof, 
and was fJsented to the same by Rauffe Ashton, of Middleton, 
esquirer; And we psent that the psonage house and glebe 
lands belonginge to the psonage of Middleton is worth forty 
pounds p Ann, And that the rents of the tenants belonginge 
to the said psonage are worth foure pounds ffive shillings 
p ann, whereof nyne shillings is received out of Ouldam 
pishe ; and wee doe further JJsent that the tyths and jJscripcon 
Rents belonginge to the said psonage are worth one hundred 
eighty eight pounds twelve shillings foure pence p ann; And 
wee present that the said M r Asshton doth supply the Cure 
at Middleton very weakely and gives no satisfaccon to his 

1 The meaning of this passage is not very clear, it may mean the 
higher side of Royton and Colishawe Newton's house, or Cowlishaw 
(a place in Royton) and Newton's house. If the former, it does not mean 
that Newton's Christian name was Colishawe, but that he lived there. 



24 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Congregacon, neyther expounds any Chapter or Psalme, nor 
Catechise the youth of the said pish ; l And wee jJsent that 
the said Rauffe Asshton, Esquier, hath in demesne lands 
aboute three hundred Acres in Middleton, for w ch hee never 
payd any tyth that wee know of, nor anythinge in lewe thereof ; 
And wee conceive that the tyth thereof is worth ten pounds 
p anfi or thereabouts ; And wee |)sent that S r Orlando 
Bridgman hath the tyth of Great Leaver in the said pish, w ch 
tyth wee are Informed is worth eight pounds p anfi, And 
that hee payes to the said M r Will Asshton but three 
pounds one shillinge and foure pence p anfi for the same, 
vpon a ^tended jJscripcon, and that the said Create Leaver is 
distant from the pish of Middleton aboute nyne myles, And 
lyeth aboute halffe a myle from Boulton and Deane Churches, 
and fit to bee annexed to the next pishe Church ; And wee 
find and psent that Alkrington and Tonge, beinge pt of 
Prestwich pishe ought to bee taken from Prestwich and 
appropriated to Middleton pish, and alsoe theise messuages, 
Cottages, and tenements in the severall tenures or occupacons 
of Edmund Kay, Thomas Kay, Edmund Heywood, Oates 
Hulme, John Wrigley, Lawrence Gaskin, Roger Johnson, Ed- 
mund Byron, Richard Haworth, Wtll m . Henton, Richard Ogden, 
and Anthony Heywood, lyinge w th in Prestwich ; And alsoe that 
theise lands, messuages, and tenements lyinge w th in Ouldam 
pishe ought to bee taken from Ouldam pish and appro- 
priated to the pish of Middleton, w ch are in the several tenures 
of these psons ; that is to say, Chadderton hall and the demesne 
lands belonginge \.Q James As sheton, Esquier, Thomas Horrocks, 
Richard Sc holes, James Schoules, James Hall, James Taylor, 
Peter Heald, John Mond, Thomas Ogden, John Scholes, Thomas 
Taylor, Richard Buerdsall, and John Buckley. And we |Jsent 
and find that at the tyth Barne in Thornham Hamell, w th in 
the said pish of Middleton, is a fit place to have a pish Church 
built, beinge distant from Middleton Church two Myles and a 
halfe and fifty six poles, or thereabouts, And that it is further 
distant from any other Church or Chappell ; and wee find 
that all the hamell of Thornham (except two Messuages and 

1 The Lambeth MS. has a copy of a certificate by the Commissioners 
in favour of Mr. W m . Ashton inserted here. (See Appendix.) 



MIDDLETON PARISH. 25 

tenament now in the tenure of James Taylor and Htigh 
Hilton} should be appriated to the new pish Church to bee 
erected at Thornham Barne as aforesaid ; and wee find that 
all the Messuages, tenements, and Cottages w ch are in the 
pishe of Ratchdale, and in the several tenures or Occupacons 
of Will Whitworth, widowe Barlowe, John Streete, and late 
of John Holte deceased, Abel Roads tenement called Sandhole, 
Thomas Pollett, Gabriell Tayler, Henry Wild and his tene- 
ments, Rodte Wild and Edmund Fitton, should bee taken from 
Rathdale pishe and Appropriated to Thornham pishe ; And 
wee find that Thorpe, w ch is in the pishe of Ouldham, should 
bee appropriated to Thornham pishe ; And wee find that the 
Messuages and tenements of John Maden and Ro^bte Maden, 
of Hopwood, should bee Appropriated to Thornham pish ; 
And wee fJsent and find that at a place called the end of 
Streethough in Pilsworth, w th in the pish of Middleton, is a 
fit place to have a newe pishe Church Built, beinge distant 
from Prestwich Church foure myles and upwards, from Bury 
Church three myles and upwards, from Heywood Chappell 
three myles and vpward ; And that Middleton Church is furth r 
distant then eyther of the aforesaid Churches ; And wee find 
that all the severall Messuages, tenem ts , and Cottages w th in 
the hamell of Pilsworth (except James Hardmans and Richard 
Taylors Messuages and tenements) should bee appropriated 
to the pish Church to bee built in Pilsworth afforesaid ; And 
the severall messuages, Cottages, and tenements in Unsworth 
hamell w th in the pishe of Prestwich, w ch are in the severall 
tenures or occupacons of RoHtte Barlowe, John Gaskin, widowe 
Barlowe, Rauffe Smyth, John Rowe, James Lomax, Will m 
Kenion, Thomas Smethurst, Olliver Smethurst, Francis 
Smethurst, Thomas Briddocke, James Smethurst, George 
Taylor, Rauffe Heaton, Roger Tayler, Richard Symon, Rauffe 
Platt, Edmund Barlowe, Rdfite Smethurst, Richard Heaton, 
James Wardle, John Collenge, Will m Carter, John Carter, 
Edward Barlow, Widdowe Kaye, Anne Blacklowe, Rauffe 
Crompton, Robte Parr, James Greenalgh, James Wardle Sen r , 
Henry Broughton, Richard Holte, John Holte, Roger Booth, 
and Jane Sutton, are fitt to bee taken from Prestwich pish 
and appropriated to the newe pish of Pilsworth. And wee 
find that the Messuages, Cottages, and tenem ts in Whittle in 



26 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

the pish of Bury, in the severall tenures or occupacons ofFar- 
dinando Standley, gent., Will Langley, gent., James Bar- 
lowe, gent., Richard Bar lowe, and John Holte, are fitt to be 
appropriated to the new pish of Pilsworth aforesaid. And 
wee jJsent that there is in the said pish of Middleton one 
Chappell called Asshworth Chappell, beinge distant from 
Middleton Church six myles or thereabouts, and from Rach- 
dale foure myles or thereabouts, And from Bury Church 
foure myles and eight poles or thereabouts ; And that the 
said Chappell is fit to be made a pishe Church ; And that 
M T Henry Pendlebury, A godlie Orthodox minister well quali- 
fyed, was late Minister there and supplyed the Cure, but hath 
ceased to officiate at Asshworth Chappell for want of main- 
teynce, and for present there is not any minister there. And 
wee find that all Assheworth and Birkly [Birtle] Hamletts 
(except some messuages and tents now in the severall tenures 
or occupacons of M r Richard Meadow croft, James Haworth of 
Sillinghurst, Peter Livesay, James Kay of Gindle, James 
Kay of Broad Carr, and Thomas Toppinge], are fit to bee 
appropriated to Asshworth pish. And wee find that these 
Messuages, tenements, and Cottages in Bamford, in the 
severall tenures of Henry Pendlebury, John Hardman, Francis 
Holte, Thomas Birch, Roltte Dixson, Edward Chadivicke, 
Richard Meadowcrofte, James Fenton, and Bamford Hall and 
demesne lands, are fit to bee appropriated to Ashworth 
pishe. And wee find that the Messuages, tents, & Cottages 
in Rachdale pishe, w ch are in the severall tenures or occu- 
pacons of John Woolstonholme, Thomas Redferne, John Chad- 
wicke, Jonathan Chadwicke, Thomas Hardman, John Hardman^ 
Will Meadowcrofte, John Scholefield, Lawrence Hardman, 
James ScJiolefield, Will Kay, Roftte Roydes, Richard Ha- 
worth, Henrie Hardman, vx r Thomas Hamar, James Haworth, 
Peter Leach, Thomas Chadwicke, James Wardleworth, Will 
Holte, Martha Redferne, James Shepp'd, James Hardman, 
Gabriell Redferne, vj? Henry Hopwood, John Hopwood, Ar- 
thure Bentley, Henry Lees, John Chadwicke, vx r Samuell Greene, 
Frances Kay, James Marcrofte, Thomas Meadowcroft, Frances 
Holte, James Kay, Denis Kay, Edmund Heywood and John 
Heywood, John Marcrofte, Jonathan Milne, John Cheetam, 
James Clegg, John Haworth, John Belfield, and George Milne, 



MIDDLETON PARISH. 2/ 

are ffit to bee appropriated to Asshworth pish Church. And 
wee jJsent that there is one other Chappell in Middleton pish 
aforesaid called Cocky [Cockey] Chappell, beinge distant fro m 
Middleton Church nyne myles and a quarter or thereabouts, 
And from Bury Church three myles or thereabouts, And from 
Boulton Church three myles and vpwards, And from Rat- 
cliffe Church about three myles ; And that M r Peter Brad- 
shawe, an orthodox able Minister well approved of, is Minister 
at Cockey Chappell And supplyes the Cure, And hath for 
his sallery One Messuage and six acres of land, lately en- 
closed out of Cocky Moore, beinge a gift given to the said 
Chappell towards the mainteynce of the Minister there by 
Raiiffe Asshton, of Middleton, Esq r , of the yearly value of 
forty shillings, and what more the Inhabitants will voluntarily 
give him ; And wee present and find that the said Chappell is 
fit to bee made a pish Church. And wee find all Aynsworth 
hamell, w ch is in Myddleton pishe, is fit to bee appropriated vnto 
the said pish Church of Cockey ; And that all the Messuages, 
tenements, and Cottages in Haslomeheigh [Haslam Hey], in 
the pish of Bury, in the severall tenures or Occupacons of 
John Meadowcrofte, James Unsworth, Richard Holte, Ellis 
Holte,John Smyth, Thomas Lomax, Michaell Bentley, Widow 
Greenhalgh, And Edward Holte, are fitt to bee appropriated 
to the said pishe Church of Cocky ; And wee find that theise 
Messuages, tenements, and Cottages in Harwood, in the pish 
of Boulton [Bolton], in the several tenures or occupacons of 
M T John Bradshawe, Anthony Holme, Richard Meadowcrofte, 
Rauffe Nabb, Richard Holme, John Lomax, Adam Hilton, 
And in Brightmett, in the pishe of Boulton, in the tenure or 
occupacon of George Tonge, Robte Tonge, Edmund Sanderson, 
James Sanderson Ju r , James Crompton, Henry Lomax, Henry 
Crompton, Thomas Haslome, Thomas Crompton, Rauffe Cromp- 
ton, James Bradshawe, Rauffe Makand, Rauffe Greenhalghe, 
John Aynsworth, Will Bromeley,John Renford, Will Wood, 
Rauffe Crompton, Thomas Crompton, And in Little Leaver and 
Dercy Leaver [Darcy Lever], in the said pish of Boulton, in 
the tenure or occupacon of Richard Heywood, John Tayler, 
Widdowe Grundy, Jonathan Tonge, Adam Crompton, Adam 
Whittle, And Thomas Crompton, are fit to be Appropriated to 
the new pishe of Cockey. 



28 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

AND LASTLY, wee doe psent, declare, and thinke it meete 
and requisite that all and every the severall Churches and 
Chappells that may bee divided from, or annexed one to 
another, or made pishes, And are before in theise or any of 
theise f)sentm ts menconed, shall bee pporconablie sepated, 
divyded, and severed by mates and bonds to distinguishe the 
pscincts and libties of the said pishes and Chappelries ; And 
that such towneshipps and hamletts as lye betwixt any two 
of the said Churches and Chappells shall be divyded soe as 
the Inhabitants may bee members of such of them as is 
nearest, and not necessitated to travell further for the benefite 
of gods ordinances then is requisite. 



JAMES HALLYWELL (L.S.) THO. BLOMELEY (L.S.) 

SAMUELL HAMER (L.S.) RICH. HILTON l (L.S.) 

Jo. SANDIFFORTH (L.S.) JAMES SHEPPD. (L.S.) 

RICHARD SCOLFIELD (L.S.) EDWARD SOUNDIFORTH (L.S.) 

ROBTE CHADWICKE (L.S.) EDWARD CROSLEY (L.S.) 

JOHN KAY (L.S.) ROBTE SCHOLLES (L.S.) 

THO. LIVESAYE (L.S.) JOHN KIRKMAN (L.S.) 

OTTIWELLANDREWE(L.S.) WILL**. CROMPTON (L.S.) 

ROBTE TAYLOR (L.S.) 

Ri. STANDISHE (L.S.) 
JAMES ASSHETON (L.S.) 
THO. BIRCHE (L.S.) 

ROB T . MAWDESLEY (L.S.) 
PETER HoLT 2 (L.S,) 



Hundred Inquisico indentat cap? apud Mancestriam, in Com Lan- 

ba or ' castria, coram Rickardo Standishe, Jacobo Assketon, Alexandra 

Barlowe^ Thoma Birche, Robto Mawdesley, Jo% Hartley, Petro 

Holte, ArTs, et Thoma Cubham, ge&oso, Comissionar virtute 

cuju$dem commissionis sub sigillo magno Anglic eisdem et 

1 On page 19 given Hulton. 

2 The seals are simply small patches of common wax ; some bear the 
impress (more or less obliterated) of common seals, others appear to 
have been pressed with the thumb. 



RADCLIFFE PARISH. 29 

alijs Comissionar in eodem nominat die Mercuris, vidzt, 
decimo nono die Julij, Anno Dfii Millesimo, sexcentesimo 
quinquagesimo, p sacrm Thome Whitehead, de Bury, gen ; 
Georgij Cheetam, de Turton, gen ; Rid Meadowcrofte, de 
Brightmett, gen ; Thome Boardman, de Boulton, gen ; Thur- 
stani Parr, de Rivington, gen ; Henrici Harte, de Blackrode, 
gen ; Henrici Seddon, de Heaton, gen ; Bdrab Markland, of 
Westhaughton, gen; Thome Nuttall, de Tottington, gen; 
Thome Browne, de Holecome, gen ; JoMs Cowpe, de Assheton- 
bothom, gen ; ffrandsd Isherwood, de Walmesley, geii ; 
Thome Holte, de Hey wood, gen ; Lawrendj ffletcher, de 
Redimus [? Red Moss], gefi ; Thome Eckarsell, de Bury, 
gen ; Thome Smyth, de Radcliffe, gen ; et Gulielmi Green- 
halgh, de Horwich, gefi, probo^ et legaliu homifi Com Jur. 
Qui dicunt et presentant sup sacrm suu in his verbis Angli- 
canis sequentibus, vidzt : 

WEE present that Rauffe Ashton, of Middleton, Esquier, as Radcliffe. 
patron of the pish Church of Ratcliffe, aboute sixe yeares agoe 
did bestowe the said psonage w th the benefices and apptenrices 
therevnto belonginge, vpon M r Thomas Pike, Batchlor of 
Arts, who is now Rector of the said Church : there is in glebe 
lands belonginge to the said Rectory twenty pounds p Ann, 
And in Rents thirty shillings p Ann, And in tyths twenty 
eight pounds ten shillings p Ann. And the said M r Pike 
is a godly preachinge Minister, well quallifyed in lyffe and 
conversacon ; And that the demesne lands belonginge to the 
said M r Ashton, in Radcliffe afforesaid, are worth one hun- 
dred and fiftie pounds p Ann, And hath not payd any tythes 
for ought wee knowe ; And that the said M T Pyke hath and 
doth receive the said benefites and pffitts to his owne prop 
vse. And the said Church is distant from Cockey Chappell 
three myles or thereabouts, And from Bury Church three 
myles or thereabouts, And from Prestwich Church foure 
myles or thereabouts ; And that there is not any neede of 
erecting a new Church or Chappell w th in the same pishe. 
And that there is w th in Pilkington in Prestwich pishe theise 
famylies followinge that Resorte vsually to the said Church 
of Radcliffe ; vidzt, John Davenports, Margarett Davenporte, 
widowe, the ffamily And Occupants of Richard Kenions 



30 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

tente, the ffamily of Peter Walker, Roger Walkers, James 
Walkers, Thomas Fletchers, Henry Siddalls, Mary Radcliffes, 
vi$, Richard Walkers sen r , Richard Walkers Ju r , Lawrence 
Carters, John Blakelows, John Cromptons, Will Barlowes, 
Richard Rawsthornes, James Scholefields ; And in Little Leaver 
[Lever] the ffamilyes of Rauffe Sharpies, Richard Sharpies, 
John Sharpies, George Aynsworth, John Leadbeater, James 
Rothwell, John Mason, Thomas Mason, John Heywood ; all 
these are nearest adiacent and w th in two statute myles vnto 
the said Church of Radcliffe, and fitt to bee vnyted to the 
said pishe. 

Boulton ALSOE we psent that there is a pish Church w th in Boulton, 
[Bolton] anc j a M an on house, and Certen gleabe lands therevnto 
belonging and enioyed w th the same, and sixe little Cottages 
alsoe belonginge to the same, of the yearely rent of three 
pounds, in the possession of M r John Har [Harper] and 
M T Richard Goodwyn, psent Incumbents of the same Church, 
by and w th the eleccon and consent of all or most of the 
pishioners in the same pish, and are men of able pts and 
godly preachinge Ministers, and constantly teach on the 
Lordes dayes and lecture dayes, but did not observe the last 
fast day appointed by Act of pliament ; and doe receive the 
profitts of the said Mancon house and of the said Cottages, 
and have received yearely the some of nyne pounds or there- 
abouts from the Agents of Sequestracons vpon the delin- 
quency of Chrofer Anderton, of Lostocke, Esq r , farmer of the 
said rectory of Boulton for terme of lives, but whether deter- 
myned or not wee doe not know, and the residue of theire 
sallery hath beene hitherto payed vnto them yearely of the 
free Contribucon of the Congregacon att Boulton ; And that 
there are two closes of land in the possession of M r Thomas 
Leaver, who hath a Contract of a Lease from the said M r 
Anderton for one and twenty yeares, w ch lease did comence 
in May, one thousand six hundred thirty two, of the yearely 
rent of thirteen e shillings foure pence, payed to the said 
Agents for terme of three yeares or thereabouts yet in beinge, 
w ch are worth in possession Eight pounds p ann at the 
least; one tenement in the possession of Roger Foster, 
formerly leased out by the said M r Anderton or his An- 



BOLTON PARISH. 31 

cestors for terme of some yeares, w ch wee beleeve are expyred, 
of the yearely rent of fifteene shillings foure pence halffe- 
penny, w ch is very well worth twenty three pounds p ann in 
possession; one other tente in the possession of Peter Brooke, 
widow Brooke his mother, and M r John Oakey, likewise 
formerly leased by the said M T Anderton or his Ancestors 
for some number of yeares, w ch wee believe are alsoe expired, 
of the yearely rent of fifteene shillings four pence halffe- 
penny, and is very well worth twenty foure pounds p anii in 
possession ; and one other messuage and terite in the posses- 
sion of George Norres, likewise leased out to him by the said 
M r Anderton for one and twenty yeares, whereof there are 
eight yeares or thereabouts vnexpyred, of the yearely rent of 
six shillings eight pence, and is very well worth eight pounds 
p ann in possession. And that the said yearly rents be- 
longinge to the said Rectory have beene payed to the said 
Agents for the delinquency of the said M T Anderton; and 
that the tyth Corne and privy tythes w th in the towne of 
Boulton are worth six pounds p ann ; And that the Inhabi- 
tants in Brightmet [Breighmet] doth pay for theire tyth 
Corne the yearly some of one pound six shillings eight 
pence by way of fJscripcon, well worth to be payed in kind 
eight pounds p ann; and that M T Alexander Norres doth 
pay the yearely some of five shillings eight pence, And the 
rest of the Inhabitants w th in thehamell of Tonge doe pay the 
yearly some of three shillings by way of pscripcon for the 
tyth Corne w th iri Tonge, well worth to bee payed in kind 
six pounds p Ann. And the Occupiers of the Haugh 
[Haulgh] adioyneing to Tonge doe pay the yearely some of 
eleaven shillings eight pence by way of prescripcon for the 
tyth Corne therevpon aryseinge and growinge, well worth to 
bee paid in kind foure pounds p anii ; And that Giffite 
Ireland, Esquier, doth pay the yearely some of six shillings 
eight pence by way of Ascription for the tyth Corne w th in 
Little Boulton, w ch is worth six pounds p ann ; And that 
M r Orlando Bridgman payed the some of twelve pence p 
ann for a chancell in Boulton Church, all w ch (said rents 1 ) 
belonginge to the said Rectory are payed to the said Agents 

1 Lambeth Library copy. In the original MS. the words are wanting. 



32 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

for the said M T Andertons delinquencie, and (that there 1 ) is 
some lands given by M r Goosenargh? late Minister of 
Boulton, to the said towne towards the mainteynce of a con- 
stant lecturer at Boulton, at the yearely rent of twenty five 
shillings or thereabouts, vpon certen condicons wherevpon a 
sute now is dependinge in the ho ble Court of Duchy Chamber 
at Westm r . And that there is tyths of good value in Shar- 
pies, w ch M T Holland claymes to belonge to him and payes 
aboute (two 1 ) shillings p ann by way of prescripcon. And 
that there is w th in the said pish of Boulton five Chappells, 
vidzt, Walme^sley, (Bradshawe 1 ), Turton, Rivington, and 
Blackrod, distant severall myles from the said pish Church, as 
hereafter foll(oweth j ). 

Turton. ALSOE wee f)sent that there is w th in Turton w th in the pish 
of Boulton (two 1 ) Chappells, the one of them called Turton 
Chappell and the other called Walmesley Chappell, distant 
the one from the other two statute myles and a halfe, and 
distant from the pish Church of Boulton five myles, and 
(some pte of 1 ) Turton is distant from Boulton nyne myles or 
thereabouts, and that the said two Chappells are fit to bee 
made a pish, and to have theire bounderies and severall 
f?cincts allotted to them as formly they (have had, and maye 
be for 1 ) the most conveniencies and benefits of the In- 
habitants resorting to them; And that M r James Livesay 
officiates at Turton, a painfull godly orthodox minister, And 
was elected by the vnanimous consent of the congregacon of 
Turton, and hath in pte of his sallery the intrest of twenty 
shillings, now in the hand of John Wood, and given towards 
mainteynce of a Minister at Turton by one Widowe Haighe, 
deceased, and that the residue of his wages and sallary 
are payed vnto him by the ffree gifte and contribucon of 
the congregacon ; And that M r Michaell Briscoe, a godly 
and painfull Minister, did officiate at the said Chappell by 
order from the Comittie of plundered Ministers, and was 
outed by some of the Chappelry that did not effect him, 

1 Lambeth Library copy. 

2 The founder of this Lectureship was the Rev. James Gosnell [not 
Goosenarghe] : his Will is quoted in Canon Raines's Notitia Cestriensis, 
vol. i. p. 9. 






BOLTON PARISH. 33 

And hath had forty pounds or thereabouts allowed him by 
the said Comittee from WalrSsley Chappell afforesaid. And 
that there is in stocke sixty pounds or thereabouts, to be 
disposed of towards mainteynce of a minister at Walmsley 
Chappell, in the hands of Will 1 Stones, of Sharpies, John 
Welch, of Turton, James Sharrocke, of Turton, and others ; 
and that the tyths w th in Turton and Longworth afforesaid 
are (as wee conceive) worth forty pounds p Ann, And are 
received by M T Humffrey Cheetam and M r Thomas Long- 
worth, or their Assignes, and payes thirty five shillings by 
way of prescripcon. 

ALSOE wee j?sent that w th in Bradshaw there is a Chappell, Bradshaw. 
distant from the pish Church of Boulton three myles or 
thereabouts, And from Turton Chappell aboute three myles ; 
And that the Chappell of Bradshawe aforesaid ought to bee 
made a pish, and to consist of all Blackshawe, saveing Wesh- 
fould and the Birches, all Harwood, pt of Turton, vidzt, The 
greate Oake, the little Oake, the Timber bothom ; And wee 
present that M r Felgate (A man of A Civill Cariage) officiats 
at the said Chappell by the eleccon of the congregacon, And 
that there is noe meanes belonginge to the said Chappell but 
of the voluntary contribucon of the Congregacon, And that 
there is payed by the Inhabitants of Harwood, by way of 
prescripcon, the some of twenty six shillings eight pence for 
tyth Corne worth six pounds p anii, And payed out of 
Bradshaw by John Bradshawe, Esquier, twelve shillings foure 
pence, and out of Hordron 1 and pt of Sharpies the some of 
eight shillings two pence by way of jJscripcon for and in lewe 
of tyth Corne w ch is worth foure pounds p ann, all w ch said 
somes are payed yearly unto the Agents for sequestracon for 
M T Andertons delinquencie ; And likewise some small privy 
tyths, worth aboute thirty shillings p ann, payed alsoe to the 
said Agents. The whole tyths of Bradshawe beeinge received 
by the said John Bradshawe, Esquier, wee conceive are worth 
eight pounds p ann. 

ALSOE wee psent that there is w th in Blackrodd, w th in the Blackrode 
pish of Boulton, one Chappell, called Blackrode Chappell, [ B1 *ckrod] 

1 No doubt Quarlton is the correct reading. 
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34 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

lyinge in A Corner of the Hundred of Salford, Leyland 
hundred lyinge on the one side and Derbye on the other, and 
distant from the pish Church of Boulton six myles by our 
Comon Accoumpt, And quite severed from the same by 
Deane pish lyinge betweene Blackrode and Boulton, and is 
distant from Wigan three myles, from Standish three myles, 
from Chorley foure myles, and from Deane Church five 
myles ; And that the said Chappell of Blackrodd is ffitt to 
bee made a pishe Church, and to have M T A nderton of An- 
derton his tenants (exceptinge Will Rothwell and Roger 
Rothwell) to bee ioyned therevnto, And likewyse pt of 
Adlington, 1 to witt, Will Rothwells, Rauffe Worthingtons, 
Lawrence Breares, George Allensons, Thomas Frances, Raph 
As halls, Will Fosters, pt of Haigh, 1 as Peter Lowes, Robte 
Lees, Jeffrey Peningtons, Richard Moncks, James Lees, Thomas 
Rothwells, Richard Jepsons, At her ton Heatons, Will Enes- 
cowes, Tuckershill house, and James Greaves ; and pte of 
Aspull, 2 as Collonel Joseph Rigby, Roger Rycrofts Brooke- 
house, Henry Andertons, James Brownes, Robte Gortons, 
Richard Highfields, Peter Bradleys, and Robte Brownes, all 
these beinge neare Inhabitants, and most of them constant 
comers to the said Chappell, and all of them beinge w th in a 
statute myle and a halffe of the said Chappell ; And that 
M r Gerrard Browne officiats at Blackrodd, a painfull godly 
and orthodox Minister and a man of pious liffe and conver- 
sacon, and hath for his sallery foure pounds p anfi, vsually 
paid by the Receiver at the audite, and payed to the 
ministers at Blackrode, and a donative of sixteene shillings, 
being the Intrest of ten pounds p ami w ch was given by 
Richard Turner of Haigh, deceased, and is in the hands of 
George Taylor of Blackrode, who hath given security for the 
same unto Nicholas Turner of the place afforesaid, who 
receives it yearely and payes it to the said Minister. That 
the tyths are yearely worth twenty pound p anfi, and have 
beene Anciently payed vnto M r Anderton of Lostocke, and 
since his delinquency are taken for the vse of the publike. 

Rivington. ALSOE wee jJsent that there is w th in Rivington one paro- 
chiall Chappell, w ch is eight myles distant from the pishe 

1 In Standish parish. 2 In Wigan parish. 



RIVINGTON PARISH. 35 

Church of Boulton, three myles from Blackrode, five statute 
myles at least from Walmersley [Walmsley], and seaven from 
Turton ; and that Lostocke vsually beareth a fourth pte with 
the towne of Rivington, and every fourth year findeth a Church- 
warden ; And Heath Charnocke and Anderton (although in 
Standishe pish) yet are foure myles distant from theire parish 
Church, and are nere adioyninge vnto Rivington, pte whereof 
lye w th in sixty or eighty statute poles thereof; and doe 
thinke fit the families hereafter named (beinge), they vsually 
resort to the said Chappell of Rivington vpon all occasions, 
may bee vnyted to the said Chappell, vidzt, in Anderton John 
Horrobins, Alex? Greenes, Robte Andertons, Thomas Riving- 
tons, Hugh Night gales [Nightingales'], Thomas Johnsons, Joseph 
Worthingtons, Robte Fosters, George Greenes, widowe Symms, 
Rauffe Houghs, Robte Fosters sen r ; and in Charnocke, M T 
Peter Shawes, Alexander Fieldens, Richard Blackeleach, Ed- 
ward Taylor, Roger Rainford, James Jolly s, Richard Croftons, 
the family of lower Crofton, James Br indies, John Vause, 
Thurstan Tayler, widowe Shawe, The Inhabitants of the hall 
of the hill, 1 Roger Blomely, Richard Brownelowe, M r Goodens, 
Robert Allensons, Richard Fosters, Edward Baxters, widowe 
Fosters, Ellis Rycrofts, T/wmas Haldsworth, Christopher 
Brindles, Nicholas Hiltons, Richard Popes, and Henry SmytJies, 
All w ch they thinke fitt to bee made pte of the pishe of Riving- 
ton ; And that M T Rauffe Nuttall,^ godly painfull and orthodox 
minister, officiateth the Cure there ; and that there is a dona- 
tive of two hundred pounds given by M r George Shawe (late 
of Blackeborne [Blackburn]) to the said Church of Rivington, 
w ch is in the hands of M r Standish, of Duxbury, Esq r , who 
hath given security to the trustees for the same for the 
paym* of ten pounds p Ann to the said Church ; and that 
Robte Leaver vi Little Leaver, gentleman, and Thomas Brere of 
Rivington, gent., have given out of lands w ch they purchased 
from M r Pilkington, w ch lye in Rivington, eyther of them in the 
some of fforty shillings p ami for ever, w ch is constantly payed 
to the Minister of Rivington ; and there is likewise given by 
severall well disposed persons the some of thirty sixe pounds, 
the yssues and proffitts whereof are yearely payed towards 

1 The " Hall o' the Hill," the ancestral house of the Asshawe family, 
at this time extinct in the male line. 

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36 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

the mainteynance of the said Minister, for w ch some of thirty 
six pounds security is given by severall psons in whose hands 
it is, except ten pounds w cl1 is in the hands of Rribte Shawe 
of High Bullough, gent., who refuses either to give security 
or pay in the Interest for the same. That the privy tyths 
vntill w th in theise two yeares have beene payed to the agents 
for sequestracons w th in Boulton pishe, w ch were sequestred 
for the delinquency of M r Anderton of Lostocke, but now 
for these two yeares last past are not demanded, the yearely 
value whereof is worth fiftie three shillings foure pence, 
besides the tyths of Corne, amountinge to the yearely value 
of ten pounds, w ch is yearely payed to M T Robert Leaver and 
M r Breers afforesaid ; and that the privy tyths of Anglezarke 
[Anlezargh] belonge to Rivington, and doe yearely amount 
to twenty six shillings eight pence, and the tyths of Corne to 
ten shillings, haveinge untill w th in this fewe yeares beene 
payed to M r A nderton aforesaid, and since to the agents of 
sequestracon. That Lostocke, belonginge to Rivington, hath 
payed ten shillings p anfi unto the said M r Anderton, and 
now pay the same vnto the agents for sequestracon for theire 
tythe Corne, well worth ten pound p anri to bee received in 
kind ; and wee find that there is some lands in the hamlett of 
Horwich belonginge to M r Anderton of Lostocke w ch pay 
noe tyths, the tyths whereof are worth foure pounds ten 
shillings p anri ; and other lands in Heaton belonginge to the 
said M v Anderton, the tyths whereof are worth two pounds 
p ann ; and other lands in Rumworth belonging to the affore- 
said M r A nderton, w ch are worth forty shillings p ann ; and 
in H ally well S T Thomas Barton payeth by way of ^scripcon 
in lewe of tyths twelve shillings : the tyth in kind is worth 
three pounds p ann. M T Rauffe Heaton of Leaton payeth 
by f?scripcon five shillings p ann ; his tyths are worth in kind 
one pounds tenn shillings. M T Walmsley of Rogersteed pays 
by way of jJscripcon five shillings ; his tyths are worth in kind 
twenty shillings. M r Hilton of Farneworth payeth by way of 
pscripcon three pence p ann, and is worth three pounds p ann. 
Goodman Lees of the high field payes by way of pscripcon six 
shillings eight pence and one pounds two shillings p ann. 

Deane WEE alsoe find and jJsent that w th in the pish of Deane 

theire is a viccarage j3sentative, And that M r Anderton of 



DEAN PARISH. 37 

Lostocke was Impropriator of all the tyths of the said pish 
of Deane, who now stands sequestred as a delinquent, and 
that M r John Tildesley (a painful godly fJchinge minister), 
whoe is psent Incumbent at Deane Church afforesaid, Re- 
ceiveth (by virtue of an ordinance of parliam*) all the tyths of 
the said pish to the value of a hundred fifty foure pounds three 
shillings and eight pence p ann, w ch said some is to be disbursed 
yearely ut sequit r (vidzt), to the Receiver for the state forty 
pounds, To M r Horrocks, Minister of Westhaughton [West- 
houghton] Chappell, forty pounds, to the Minister of Horwich 
Chappell twenty pounds, for the said M T Tildesley his owne 
sallery three score pounds, and likewise ten pounds p ann 
reserved of Ould to belonge to the Viccar of Deane affore- 
said ; and the said M r Tildesley is to bee accomptable to the 
state for the reucon of the said some of one hundred fifty 
and foure pounds three shillings eight pence (if there be any 
such reucon) ; And alsoe the said M r Tildesley receiveth more 
thirteene shillings foure pence p ann from M r Will Leigh 
of Westhaughton by way of pscripcon for tyths worth in kind 
twenty shillings. That the Congregacon of Deane consists 
of theise hamells, vidzt, Rumworth, Middle Hulton, Over- 
hulton, Farneworth, pte of Rally well, and pte of Heaton ; 
and wee doe likewise find and |Jsent that there is two Chap 
pells w th in the said pish of Deane, that is to witt, Horwich 
and Westhaughton, and that the said Chappell of Horwich is 
distant from the said pish Church of Deane foure statute 
myles or thereabouts, w ch Chappell is supplyed every saboth 
ordinarylie by M r Henry Pendlebury, preacher, who is a 
painfull godly preachinge minister, who hath not for the 
present any mainteynance or sallery, but onely the benevo- 
lence of the Inhabitants of the said towne, but is to receive 
twenty pounds p anii out of the tyths w th in the pish of Deane, 
now received by M r John Tildesley, psent incumbent at 
Deane ; and that there was a donative of the some of one 
hundred pounds heretofore given by the well effected of that 
Chapelrey (for the vse of the same), w ch is in the hands of 
Richard Holt of Ashworth, who hath deteyned the same and 
the issues and proffitts thereof for the space of five or sixe 
yeares last past, or thereabouts, and that Ellis Brooke, Will 
Greenehalgh, and John Greenhalgh (whose names the bond 
for the payment of the same and interest thereof from the 



38 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

said M r Holt was taken in) are in suite at |)sent for the 
same ; And wee thinke fit that the said Chappell should bee 
made a pishe in regard it is foure myles distant from its pish 
Church, and to have belonginge vnto it about a third pte of 
Heaton and all the hamell of Lostocke, together with Peter 
Roscoes and Will H oldens w th in H ally well, and M T Ander- 
tons of Anderton, Roger Rothwells and Will Rothwells, of 
the same, lying neare therevnto to bee affixed and Joyned 
vnto the same. That the said Chappell of Westhaughton is 
distant from the pish Church of Deane (afforesaid) three 
myles or thereabouts, w ch is supply ed by M r Horrocks, a 
godly orthodox divyne, and hath for his mainteynce a dona- 
tive of one pound thirteene shillings and foure pence p ann 
from one Rauffe Holden for two lives, and five pounds in 
stocke, given by George Marshe, w ch is now in the hands of 
Geyles, son of the said George Marshe, and for the further 
mainteynance of the said Chappell hath beene forty pounds 
p ann payed out of the Tythes or Rectory formerly belonging 
to M T A nderton, and now vnder sequestracon ; And wee doe 
^sent the hamell of Little Hulton fit to bee laid to Ellinbrough 
[Ellenbrook] Chappell in Eccles pish, in regard it lyes three 
myles from Deane and neare adioyinge vnto Ellinbrough 
[Ellenbrook] ; And the hamell of Kersall wee fJsent fit to bee 
annexed to Ringley Chappell in Prestwich pish, it lyinge 
neare thereunto, and beinge aboute six myles from the pish 
Church of Deane afforesaid. 

Bury. WEE alsoe fJsent that the late right ho ble Will Earle of 

Derby and the now Earle his sonne, or th'one of them, here- 
tofore being patron of the pish Church of Bury, in the said 
County of Lancaster, presented vnto the said psonage there 
one Peter Travers, batchlor of Divinity, who received the 
proffits thereof aboute nyne yeares, And now and for some 
yeares past stands sequestred as a delinquent against the 
pliament, And that by order bearinge date the foure and 
twentyth day of Aprill, Anno Dfii one Thousand six hundred 
forty five, In theise words: vidzt at the Comittee of the 
house of Comons in parliament concerneinge plundred Min- 
isters, Aprill the twenty fourth, one Thousand six hundred 
forty five, Whereas Peter Travers, Rector of the pish Church 



BURY PARISH. 39 

of Bury, in the County of Lancaster, is disafected to the 
pliam* and the pceedings thereof, And is in Lathom house 
now kept A garrison against the pliam* ; It is ordered that 
the said Rectory bee furthw th sequestred from the said M r 
Travers; And that Will Alte and Andre we Lathome, Godly 
and orthodox divynes, doe for the jisent officiate the Cure of 
the said pish Church and preach diligently there, And shall 
have for there paines therein the psonage house and gleabe 
lands, And all the tyths, rents, dutyes, and proffitts whatsoever 
of the said Rectory till further order bee taken in the pmisses, 
saveinge and reserveinge all tyths, rents, and proffitts of and 
belonging to the severall Chappells of Heywood, Holcome 
[Holcombe], and Adenfield [Edenfield], in the said County, w ch 
shall stand sequestred to the severall vses hereafter lymitted, 
that is to say, the tyths, rents, and proffitts of and belong- 
inge to the townes of Heywood, Bamforth, Whittle, and the 
Lomax w th in the said pishe, shall stand and bee sequestred 
to the vse and for the mainteynce of such Minister and 
Ministers as shall be Noiated to officiate in the said Chap- 
pell of Heywood ; And that the whole rents and proffitts of 
the said Towneshippe of Tottington w th in the said pish shall 
stand and bee sequestred for the vses of the said ministers 
w ch shall be nomiated to officiate the Cures of the severall 
Chappells of Holcome and Edenfield afforesaid GlLBTE 
MlLLINGTON. And since the death of the said M r Lathom, 
by vertue of an Order in theise words : to witt, Att the 
Comittee for plundred Ministers, August the twenty eight, 
one Thousand six hundred forty eight, Whereas the Rectory 
of the pish Church of Bury, in the County of Lancaster, 
beinge sequestred from Peter Traves., this Comittee did, the 
twenty fourth of Aprill, one Thousand six hundred forty five, 
Order that the said Rectory and proffitts thereof should 
stand sequestred to the vse of Will Alt and Andrewe 
Lathom, godly and orthodox divynes, saveinge and exempte- 
inge the proffitts Ariseinge in the said Chappelries of the 
said Rectory, w ch should stand sequestred to the sev'all vses 
in the said order lymitted; vidzt, The tythes, Rents, & 
proffitts of Heywood, Bamforth, Whittle, and the Lomaxe 
w th in the said pish, and for the vse and mainteynce of such 
minister and ministers as should be nomiated to officiate in 



40 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

the Chappell of Heywood afforesaid, And the tyths, Rents, 
and proffits of the two Tottingtons w th in the said pish, for the 
Mainteynce of the severall Ministers w ch should bee nomiated 
to officiate the Cure of the severall Chappells of Holecome 
& Adenfield [Edenfield] w th in the said pish ; And the said 
M r Latham is sithence deceased, It is therefore ordered that 
M T Tobias Fumes, a godly and orthodox Divyne, bee setled 
and established in the said Rectory in the steed of the said 
M T Lathom, And that he doe, together with the said M r 
Alt, officiate the Cure of the said Church and preach dilli- 
gently to the said pishioners, And that they shall have for 
their paines therein the psonage house and gleabe lands, 
And all the tyths, Rents, duties, and proffits whatsoever of 
the said Rectory, saveinge and reservinge the proffitts arise- 
ing w th in the afforesaid severall Chappellries according to the 
said Order of the twenty fourth of Aprill, one thousand sixe 
hundred forty five, till further order shall bee taken in the 
^misses, and all psons are required quietly to pmit the said 
M T Alte and M r Fumes to officiate the said Cure, And to 
enter, possesse, and enjoy the said house and gleabe lands, 
and to have and receive and take for theire owne vse all the 
tyths, rents, dutyes, and proffits whatsoever of the said 
Rectory, saveinge what is before excepted, as they will 
answer the Contrary at their pills (NATHAN BACON). By 
vertue of w ch Order the said M r Will Alte and M r Tobias 
Fumes, two godly able Ministers, doe supply the Cure and 
preach constantly twise every Saboth day and once every 
thursday, beeing nicat day at Bury, keepinge a constant 
lecture there, as hath beene accustomed, And dwell in the 
psonage house, and occupie the gleabe lands, And receive pt 
of the tyths according to the said orders ; And that accord- 
inge to former order dated The seaventeenth day of June, 
one thousand six hundred forty seaven, there is a tenth pte 
of the said proffitts allowed to Dorothy, wyff of the said M T 
Travers, and her Children, in consideracon whereof the 
yearely some of eighteene pounds hath beene payed by the 
said M r Alte and M r Furneis to the said M rs Traverse ; And 
that the full value of all the proffitts comeing to the said 
M T Alt and M r Fumes fo r the supply of the Cure afforesaid 
and for theire paines therein, over and above the afforesaid 






BURY PARISH. 41 

tenth pte payed to Mistr Travers, amounted to the some 
of eighty one pounds to eyther of them p ann or thereabouts ; 
And that there are aboute foure and twenty tenements and 
houses w th in Shuttleworth in the Lordshippe of Burghe [Bury], 
beinge all the houses w th in Shuttleworth afforesaid who are 
appointed by the said Orders to' pay theire tyths to Bury, 
who are much nearer to the Chapel of Aydenfield [Edenfield] 
afforesaid, and vsually repaire thither to the ordinances when 
they have a mister ; And that sixteene houses and Tenem ts 
in Walnisley, vidzt, Thomas Haworths of Bancke lane, Thomas 
Wood of the same, Benjamin Knowles, John Kayes, Lawrence 
Fletchers of Rainforth field, Elizabeth Warburton, Will Kay, 
Hamlett Lowe, Will Grimshawe, Richard Lomaxe, Richard 
Nuttall of Gawlinrode [Golynrode], Rauffe Holte of Hough, 
Elizabeth Chadwicke, Thomas S met hurst, Robte Leach, John 
Rosbothom [Ramsbottam], Will Booth, who are much nearer to 
HolecomeChappell then Bury, and vsually repaire thither; And 
that there are houses and tenements in Elton, w th in the said 
Lordshippe, vidzt, Richard Hoults, John Meadowcrofts, ux 
George Houlte, Michaell Bentlys, ux Robt Greenhalgh, James 
Unsworths, Thomas Lomax, and John Smyths, who likewise pay 
theire tyths to Bury, who are much nearer to the Chappell 
of Cockey in the pish of Middleton, and vsually repaire thither 
to publique ordinances ; And that there is several houses in 
Birkley [Birtle], w th in the pish of Middleton, vidzt, The 
\iousQQfRichardMeadowcrofte of Smeihhurst, James Lomax, 
Peter Lomax, James Haworth, Peter Livesay, Thomas Toppinge, 
James Kay of Cobbas [Cob House], Robte Kay of Cobbas 
[Cob House], whose houses stand in Bury pishe, but most of 
his tents are in Middleton pish and pay tyths thither, the 
house of Richard Hardman of Cobbas [Cob House] Nabbs, 
James Kay of Broad Car, and certaine houses in Pilsworth 
w th in the pish of Middleton, vidzt, Lawrence Lomax of Cathole, 
John Bradley, John Greenhalgh of Cathole, Richard Lomax, 
Thomas Tarnott, John N orris, Robte Livesay e, Roger Lomax, 
and Richard WhiteJtead, all of w ch constantly repaire to the 
publique ordinances at Bury if noe Church bee erected for 
them nearer ; And that theire is some houses in Tottington, 
vidzt, Thomas Nuttalls Tottington, Richard Booth of Booth, 
John Lowe, Thomas Meadozvcrojte, Germs Greenhalgh, Thomas 



42 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Kay, Edmund Holte, Rauffe Smethurst, Edmund Bury, Barnet 
Butterworth, and Rauffe Bridge, who pay theire tyths to 
Holcome accordinge to the said order, and yett are constant 
frequenters of the Church of Bury ; and that the demeasne of 
Brandlesome payes for tyth Corne forty shillings p anfi by 
way of jJscripcon, and is worth six pounds thirteene shillings 
foure pence; And wee j)sent that Hey wood is a Chappell 
scituate vpon the side of Bury pishe, and is neare adiacent to 
some pts of Rachdall pish and some pts of Middleton pish, 
and hath not any Gleabe lands therevnto belonginge ; there 
is the vse of ffive pounds, due to such minister as doth 
officiate at the said Chappell, beinge a Gifte given by M r 
Will Holme, gent., deceased, Towards the Mainteynce of 
the Minister (M r Jonathan Scolefield is Minister there, and is 
orthodox for divinity, well qualified for lyffe and conversacon) ; 
And there was assigned vnto the said Chappell for the main- 
teyneinge of the Ministery of Hey wood the tyths out of the 
hamletts of Heywood, Bamford, Whittle, and Lomax, beinge 
pte of the sequestracons due unto the Rectory of Bury, by the 
Comittee of Plundered Ministers, by an order dated the foure 
and twentyth of Aprill, one thousand six hundred & forty 
& ffyve, subscribed vnder the hand of Gilbte Millington, and 
the said tythes are valued and esteemed to bee worth Twenty 
two pounds p ann, out of w ch there hath beene repayed to 
M n Travers of Bury the some of fforty shillings p ann 
towards the mainteynce of her and her children, being 
sequestred, the benefitts in the totall beinge twenty pounds 
p anfi, and the benefite or vse of the five pounds w ch remaines 
continually in the hands of such Minister as doth officiate at 
Heywood Chappell aforesaid, w ch is fitt to bee made a pishe ; 
It is distante from Bury three myles and three quarters w th in 
ffifteene pches, from Ashworth Chappell two myles and a 
halffe wantinge five poles, from Middleton Church Three 
myles and three quarters and eight poles, from Rachdale 
three myles and a halffe wantinge seaven poles. 

Heape WEE also j)sent that there is w th in Heape, in Bury pishe, 

[Heap], theise families, w ch are neare adiacent to the said Chappell of 

Heywood, vietzt, Rauffe Seddons, John Makonds, Fardinando 

Stanley, gefi, Will Langleys, gen, Robte Holts, widow Birchs, 



BURY PARISH. 43 

Arthur Holts, Thomas Holts, Francis Meadowcrofte, Alexander 
Chadwicke, Richard Smethurst de Wham, Edmund Holts, 
John Hamers, James Bamfords, Edward Bamfords, gent., 
John Goreld, John Wolfenden, Robte Scolefields sen r , Robte 
Scolefields Jun r , Robte Haworth, Richard Dicksons, Robte 
Ashworths, Rauffe Holts, Richard Croppers, Grace Haworths, 
Alice Leach widdowe, Thomas Hopwood, Jonathan Butterworth, 
John Cropper, Robte Croppers, Will Wardleworths, James 
Turners, Lawrence Chadwicks, Thomas Croppers, James Croppers, 
Robte Leaches, Richard Meadowcrofts, John Meadowcrofts 
wyffe, Richard Fentons, Roger Hey woods, James Haworths, 
John Fentons ; In Bamford, beeinge pte of Middleton pish, 
Edmund Chadwicks, John Chadwicks, Charles Chadwicks, 
Thomas Birch, Samuel Hey, Charles Stott, Richard Chadwicke ; 
in Grislehurst, Thomas Holte, Esq r , Samuel Shawe, Richard 
Hitchinson, vx Johis Holte ; In Marland, w th in the pishe of 
Rachdale, Thomas Hardman, Richard Livesey, Widdow 
Lawton, James Nuttalls, Alexander Chadwickes, Alice Chad- 
wicks widow, Abell Whitticar ; In Midleton pish or Pils- 
worth Hamell, James Hardmans, Richard Talors, Thomas 
Chadwicks, Will m Stocks, John Smyths; In Hopwood Hamlett, 
John Lord, Henry Wrigleys, James Wrigleys, Edmund Wol- 
stenholmes, Samuell Scoles, Robte Hulton, Edmund Leaches, 
James Breerlies, Edward Heywoods, John Wrigleys, George 
Cowpers, James Lords, James Hultons, widow Lords, Edmund 
Buries, Henry Marcers y James Wrigleys sen r , James Fitton, 
Abraham Hopwoods, Abraham Scoles, Peter Ashton, Edward 
Cowp, the heyres of Arthur Lord, Abell Fitton, John Burie, 
SusanBurie, vid [Widow], Richard Lord, Richard Wolstenholme, 
Widdowe Leaches, Abraham Butterworths ; all theise are adia- 
cent neare vnto Heywood Chappell, and have hitherto daylie 
resorted beinge scituate nearer to that Chappell then any- 
other Church or Chappell, and fit to bee made a pishe if 
another bee not erected nearer ; And there is a mancon or 
dwellinghouse formerly built by the Inhabitants of the said 
Chappelrie, and one garden, and aboute one acre of ground, 
w ch the ministers have formerlye enioyed. . 

WEE alsoe find and fJsent that there are two Chappells Totting- 
w th in Tottington, vidzt, Holecome and Edenfield, Holecome ton< 



44 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

beinge distant from the pish Church of Bury five myles and 
vpwards, And Edenfield distant from the said pish Church 
six myles and vpwards, and th'one Chappell distant from 
th'other two myles and three quarters ; And that the moytie 
or one halffe of the tyths of the said Towneshipps, together 
w th the moytie of the tythes of Musbary [Musbury], Cowpe 
[Coupe], Lenches [Lench], Newhall Hey, Duerden Clough, 
and Graine, anciently belonginge to the Rectory of Bury, 
were by an order from the Comittee of Plundered Ministers 
granted and conferred to the Ministers that should bee 
noiated to officiate the cures of the said Chappells, w ch said 
moyety of tyths amount to Thirty pounds p ann, save that 
the some of fftve pounds p ann is allowed out of the same 
vnto Dorothy the wyffe of Peter Traverse ; the other moyetye 
of all the before menconed Tyths was given by John, sorne- 
tymes Duke of Lancaster, To the Church of Prestwich, w ch is 
distant from Holecome tenn myles or thereabouts, And from 
Edenfield Eleaven myles ; And that Isaac Allen, late pson of 
Prestwich, did lease the same to John Grenehalgh, Esq r , 
dureing his life, and that Richard Holte of Ashworth, Esq r , 
receiveth them as in Right of the said John Greenhalffe, his 
ffather in lawe. That there is noe Minister nor Ministers for 
the psent at the said Chappells for want of mainteynce ; wee 
jJsent that all the lower end of Tottington beneath the Stab- 
binge [Stubbings], w th all that pte of Walmersley neare ad- 
ioyneinge to Holecome Chappell, vidzt, from the Bost [Bass] 
Lane to Hardenbrooke, are ffit to bee annexed to Holcome, 
And the same to bee made a Parishe. That there are certen 
donacons of money belonginge to Edenfield Chappell amount- 
inge to the some of twenty pounds or thereabouts, w ch is in the 
hands of Will Kay of Cobbas and Martin Kay of Littlewood, 
six pounds nyne shillings six pence, as by theire bond appeareth; 
James Hartley and Richard Taylor, Both of Walmersley, five 
pounds one shillinge ; John Gregory and Andrewe Hey, both 
of Haslingden, two pounds fourteene shillings, as by theire 
bond appeareth ; Roger Gryme and John Gryme, both of 
Scowte [Scout], one pound one shillinge six pence, as by 
bond appeareth ; Francis Warburton of Stabbings [Stubbings], 
deceased, thirty shillings w th out speciality ; John Warburton 
of Stabbings, gent, sixe pounds ; and in the hands of Henry 
Cowpe, deceased, twenty shillings. Wee psent that all the 



BURY PARISH. 45 

vpper end of Tottington, from the Stubbings to Balliden, 
w th all Shuttleworth lyeinge and adioyneing neere Edenfield, 
vidzt, all from Harden Brooke to Duerden brooke w th the 
lower Newhall hey, beeinge pte of the Forest of Rossendale, 
are fitt to bee annexed to the Chappell of Edenfield aforesaid, 
and the same to bee a pishe. That Musbury and the Graine, 
formerly pte of the said pish of Bury, are adiacent to the 
Chappell of Haslingden, are fitt to bee annexed to the same ; 
And Cowplenches, Deaneclough, and Newhall-hey, pte of the 
said pish of Bury, are adiacent to the Chappell of Rossendale 
and fitt to bee annexed therevnto, saveinge theise houses 
George Haworth, Robte Haworth, and James Romsbottom. 

AND lastly, wee doe j?sent, declare, and thinke it fit, 
meete, and requisite that all and every the several Churches 
and Chappells that may bee divyded from one to another, or 
made pishes, and are before in theise or any of theise 
I?sentm ts menconed, shall be proporconablie sepated, divyded, 
and severed by mates and bonds to distinguishe the jJcinctts 
and lifrties of the said pishes and Chappellries ; And that 
such towneshipps and hamletts as ly betwixt any two of the 
said Churches and Chappells shall be divyded soe as the 
Inhabitants may be members of such of them as is nearest, 
and necessitated to travell further for the benefitt of Gods 
ordinances then is requisite. 

THO. WHITEHEAD (L.S.) THO. BROWNE (L.S.) 

GEO. CHESHIRE 1 (L.S.) THO. SMYTH (L.S.) 

RICH. MEADOWCROFTE (L.S.) HENRY HART (L.S.) 

THO. NUTTALL (L.S.) BARNARBI MARKLAND(L.S.) 

THO. BORDMAN (L.S.) FRANCIS ISHERWOOD (L.S.) 

JOHN COWPE (L.S.) HENRY SEDON (L.S.) 

THO. ECKERSALL (L.S.) WlLLM. GREENHALGH (L.S.) 

LAW. FLETCHER (L.S.) THQS. HOLTE (L.S.) 

THURSTAN PARR (L.S.) 

Ri. STANDISHE (L.S.) 

JAMES ASSHETON (L.S.) 2 

THO. BIRCHE (L.S.) 3 

THO. MAWDESLEY (L.S.) 

PETER HOLT (L.S.) 

1 See page 29 ; the name there given is George Cheetam of Turton. 

Seal bears an antelope. 
3 Bears three fleurs-de-lis, the arms of Birche of Birche. 



46 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



[HUNDRED OF WEST DERBY.] 

Hundred Inquisico Indentata cap? apud Wigan in Com Lane coram 
" r y * Johne Atherton, Rico Standisk, Jacobo Asfieton, Alexandria 
Barlowe, Thome Birch, Robto Maudisley, Johne Hartley, f&Petro, 
Holte, Aris. Et Thome Cubham et Robto Glest, gen, Comis- 
sionar virtute cujusdem Comissionis sub Sigillo Magno Anglic 
eisdem et alijs Comissionar in eadem noiat die Jovis, vidzt, 
Vicesimo die Junij anno Dni Milesimo sexcentesimo Quin- 
quagesimo p sacrum Petri Kenion de Hadocke, gen; Rid 
Astley de Tildesley, gen; Willmi Sorocold de Orford, gen; 
Edri Nailor de Bedford, gen ; Thurstani Peake de Warring- 
ton, gen ; Henr* Barrowe de Burton wood, gen ; Thome Okell 
de ffearnehead, gen ; Thome Constable de Lawton, gen ; 
Thome Rothwell de Newton, gen ; Johni Robinson de Asheton, 
gen ; Adami Shawe de Culcheth, gen ; Humfrid* Platt de 
Hindley, gen; Willmi Tapping de Pemberton, gen; Willi 
Yates de Ripton cu Glazebrooke, gen ; Willi Birchall de 
Billinge, gen ; Thome Lyon de Billinge, gen, et Mathei Lowe 
de Asheton, gen, pbonoip et legai homin Com pd Jur. Qui 
dicunt et j3sentant sup sacrum suum in his verbis Anglicanis 
sequentib}, vidzt : 

Winwicke WEE doe present that w th in the Towneshipp of Winwicke 
cSHodme there is a P arish Churche called Winwicke Church, And that 
[Hulme]. there is a psonage house, and certaine howseinge therevnto 
belonginge, and alsoe glebe lands thereunto belonginge, of the 
yearely value of One hundred Sixtie one pounds ; And that 
there are Three Water Corne Milnes thereunto belonginge 
worth Thirty pounds p anii, And that the rentes of the 
Tennants therevnto belonging are of the yearly value of 
Twenty eight pounds ; And wee present that the Tyth Corne 
w th in the said parish of Winwicke and the smale Tythes w th in 
Winwicke aforesaid are worth fower hundred fforty ffyve 
pounds and two shillinges p ann, All w ch proffittes afforesaid 
of the said psonage house, glebe landes, Milnes, rentes, and 
Tythes M r Charles Herle, being the psent Incumbent att 



WINWICK PARISH. 



47 



Winwicke afforesaid, hath had and received to his owne vse, 

And that hee is an orthodox godly preaching Minister, But 

did not observe Thursday the 13 th of this instant June, beinge 

daie of Humiliacon appoynted by Acte of Parliam 1 , 1 And 

fas psented vnto the said' psonage by the Earle of Derby, 

/ho clames to be patron of the said Church ; And that the 

'ythes of the said Towne of Winwicke are worth Thirtie 

>oundes and five shillinges p anfi, which is pt of the before 

icnconed sume of flower hundred forty five poundes and 2 s /. 

WEE alsoe present that Newton is a Towne w th in the Newton. 

jh of Winwicke aforesaid, in w ch there is an Ancient 
Chappell called Newton Chappell, distant from the said pish 
'hurch of Winwicke two Statute Myles or thereabouts, and 
listant two Statute myles and vpwards from the Chappell of 
iton, And that there is not any other Church or Chappell 
icre vnto the same ; And in regard of the distance of the said 
'happell from any other Church or Chappell, wee jJsent that 
Tewton Chappell is fitt to bee made a parish Church. And 
it these houses and tentes (the owners whereof) are here- 
ter menconed, being w th in Lawton [Lowton], are fitt to be 
inexed to the parish Church of Newton afToresaid, vidzt, 
lenry Byrours, Thomas Baxters, the house late Will Byrours, 
\ichard Hynds, Thomas Cor lets, Thomas Mather, Widow Kays, 
mdjo/m Widowes; and in Hadocke [Radock] Peeter Kenwns, 
fames Lowes, M T Dumbells howse, and John Hill, are fitt to 
annexed to the said pish, beinge nearer vnto the said 
lurch of Newton then to any other Churche or Chapell ; 
id wee fSsent that there doth belong to the said Church of 
fewton Three pounds one shilling seaven pence p anfi out of 
le Dutchy of Lancaster, and that there is a Donatiue of 
Venty poundes p anfi given by Richard Blackborne, late 



1 On i6th May, 1650, it was ordered that the I3th June next was to be 
observed as a day of Fasting and Humiliation, and that in all churches 
prayers were to be offered up for "the great sin of this nation, and for a 
blessing upon the Councils and endeavours of the Parliament for the 
preservation of this nation against all plots, designs, and combinations of 
the enemies of the Commonwealth." [Commons' Journal^ Mr. Herle 
was not alone many of the Presbyterians refused to pray for the Common- 
wealth in the pulpit. 



48 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

of Newton, for the mainteynance of a preaching Minister att 
Newton, And that the tythes of Newton aforesaid are worth 
Sixtie poundes p anfi, w ch is part of the said sume of flower 
hundred fforty five poundes and two shillinges, w ch said sev'all 
sumes amounting in toto to the sume of fower score and 
three poundes one shilling and seaven pence M r Thomas 
Norman, late Minister of Newton aforesaid, received for his 
salary or manteynance ; And wee present that M r Thomas 
Blackborne is the present Incumbent there, And hath for his 
Salary the sume of Twenty poundes p anfi, formly given unto 
the said Chappell of Newton by M r Blackborne aforesaid, 
and that hee is a godly preaching Minister and supplyeth the 
Cure diligently vpon the Lords daies, but Thursday, the 
Thirteenth day of this instant June, appoynted a day of 
Humiliacon by Acte of Parliam*, hee did not observe, And 
did come vnto the said place by the geSall consent of the 
whole Chappellrie. 

Ashton. WEE doe present that there is a Chappell scituated in 
Ashton, ffower myles 132 poles and 2 yardes from the parish 
Church of Winwicke, and two myles from Newton Chappell, 
and M r James Woodes is Minister there, a very godly preacher, 
a man of good life and conversacon, but did not keepe the 
last ffast day appoynted by Acte of pliam*, for hee had noe 
Orders, And hath for his Sallury the Tyth of Asheton by 
Order from the Comittee of plundred Ministers, And came in 
by ffree Elleccon of the whole Towne, w ch said Tyth is worth 
One hundred and twenty pounds p anfi, w ch is pte of the said 
sume of ffower hundred fforty ffyve pounds and two shillings, 
And there is alsoe a donataie of Nine shillinges and six pence 
p anfi paied by John Homfryson to the said M T Woodes. 
And in regard of the distinct [distance] from the parish 
Church and other Chappells, We jJsent that it is fitt to bee 
made a parish, And the rest of Haydocke (exceptinge those 
howses presented to bee annexed to Newton and S* Ellens) 
to be ioyned vnto the said parish of Ashton. 

Lawton WEE present that the Tythes w th in the said Towneshipp 

&Kenion ^ Lawton in Kenion, being part of the said sume of ffower 

hundred fforty ffive pounds and two shillings, are worth 



WINWICK PARISH, 49 

Seaventy pounds p anfi one yeare with another; And that 
the said Towneshipp is within the pish of Winwicke, and that 
M r Charles Herle hath and possesseth the proffittes of the 
said Tythes to his owne vse ; And wee doe further present 
that the Midle of the said Towneshipp is alone fower statute 
myles distant from the parish Church of Winwicke, and that 
many Inhabitants are farr more distant from the said pish 
Church or from any other Church or Chappell ; And there- 
upon wee jJsent that it is fitt there should bee a Chappell 
built att a certaine place called the Stone Crosse, w th in the 
said Towneshipe of Lawton [Lowton], And that the said 
Towneshipp of Lawton and Kenion and the Inhabitantes of 
Goulborne [Golborne], except the howses in Lawton [Lowton] 
before menconed, w ch are annexed vnto Newton, being very 
neare adiacent thither, are convenient and fitt to bee annexed 
and appropriated to that new built Church within Lawton 
[Lowton] afforesaid, And these howses hereafter menconed, 
being w th in Abram, are fitt to bee annexed to the pish of 
Lawton [Lowton] cu Kenion aforesaid, vidzt, John Andertons, 
Richard Adams, Thomas Corleis, Raphe Harrison, John Smith, 
Will Fraunce, and Will Hartes. 

WEE present that the Towne of Haydocke is within the Haydock. 
parish of Winwicke, and that the Tythes of the said Towne 
formerly did belong vnto the said parish Church of Win- 
wicke, and that it was Leased unto S r Peeter Leigh, but for 
how many years wee doe not know, And that the Inhabi- 
tantes of the same Towne did compound with Richard Leigh 
of Lyme, Esq r , for the same Tythes for Twenty fower 
poundes p anfi, and that after, by an Order of Parliam*, the 
same Tythes hath bine payd vnto M T Norman, Minist 1 ' at 
Newton Chappell, who is now lately deceased. 

WEE present that the Towne of Goulborne lyeth w th in the Goulborne 
parish of Winwicke, and that the Tyth thereof is worth by [G( 
the yeare Thirty ffyve pounds, w ch is part of the same sume 
of ffower hundred forty and fyve poundes and two shillings, 
and hath beene payed and gathered for the vse of M T Charles 
ttirle, pson of Winwicke, who supplyes the Cure there ; And 
that the said Towne, or the most pt of it, is fiyve Myles 

E 



50 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

distant from their pish Church of Winwicke, Three myles 
from Newton Chappell, and three myles from Ashton Chap- 
pell ; And wee $sent and thinke fitt that the Inhabitantes of 
Goulborne shall ioyne with Lawton [Lowton] for the build- 
ing of a Chappell att the Stone Crosse in Lawton, and bee 
part of that pish, for their ease and good for the tyme to 
come, except those psons vnder written George Shaw, 
Mat/tew Shaw, Will Corles, Thomas Dombell, Robte Tickell, 
Peeter Perterson, Thomas Mather, Henry Boulton, Ollmer 
Raphson, and Fraunce Howse, w ch are convenient to be ioyned 
vnto Newton. 

South- WEE present that there is Tythe belonging vnto the said 
Croft 1 & Towneshipps which Amounteth vnto Fiftie two poundes and 
Middleton Thirteene shillinges p ann, The pffittes whereof M r Herle 
& Aybo receiveth for his owne vse. 

[Arbury]. 

Culcheth. WEE present that there is a Chappell scituated at Culcheth, 
and that M T Will Leigh is Minist r there, a very godly 
Ministe r and of good lyffe and conversacon, but did not 
observe Thursday, the Thirteenth day of this Instant June, 
appoynted a day of Humilacon by Act of pliam*, And hath 
for his salury Three poundes Nynteene shillings and Nyne 
pence, w dl is a donatiue, but who gave it wee know not, and 
is paid by Geffrey Holcroft, Esq r , Ellis Hey, and Thomas 
Richardson, ffeoffes in trust to distribute the same mony ; 
alsoe M r Leigh, the said Incumbent, hath had fforty poundes 
p ann from the Sequestracon of Derby hundred, and Tenn 
poundes p ann by M r Herle pson of Winwicke ; and that the 
Tyth of Culcheth is worth ffiftie Three poundes p ann one 
yeare w tu another, and it is now vnder sequestracon for the 
Delinquency of John CulcJieth, Esq r , who clames the same by 
Ascription as wee conceive ; And wee present that it is ffitt 
that it bee a pish, being fower Myles one quarter and two 
poles from Winwicke Church, and three myles and almost 
three quarters distant from Hallinfaire [Hollingfare] Chap- 
pell, And that these howses, landes, and tenementes within 
Croft hereafter menconed to be annexed to the said pish, 
vidzt, Raph Hadfeilds, vid [Widow] Sorocoldes, Henry Booths, 
John Booths, John Gouldens, Richard Bircholls, Robte Bates, 






WARRINGTON PARISH. 5! 

James Bates, Widdow Garnett, Hen ry Ashtons, Widow Ridiardes 
howse late Nicholas Boultons, Willm. Spakemans, Richard 
Spakemans, Will m Byrom of Kenion, Holer of tes Linford of 
Litle Wooden [Little Woolden], gen, in the pish of Eccles, 
Henry Slayter of Lightoakes [Light Oaks] in Bedford in 
Leigh pish, and John Southworth of Cadeshead [Cadishead] 
in the pish of Eccles ; And wee $sent them fitt to bee annexed 
to the said pish of Newchurch. 

WEE doe present that there is a pish Church scituate within Warington 
Warrington called Warrington Church, a Mancon howse, " 
barne, and garden therevnto belonging, one halfe thereof or 
thereaboutes is in the possession of M r Robte Yates, now 
Minister at Warrington Church, of the yearly value of Thirtie 
shillings, and the other halfe or neere thereabouts is in the 
possession of M r Peeter Harrison or his assignes, vnder a 
Lease forrnly made by S T Thomas Ireland deceased, but 
whether the same bee expyred or noe wee know not, but is 
of the yearly value of Thirtie shillings ; And that the whole 
tythes of the said pish of Warrington is of the yearly value 
of One hundred fiftie one pounds one shilling and eight 
pence, And that the said M T Yates came in by the quist and 
psentacon of Gilbte Ireland, Esq 1 ', who clames to bee patron 
and Doner thereof, And alsoe by the ffree Ellection of the 
Congregacon there ; And that the said M r Yates is a man of 
good lyffe, and howbeit hee doth Disassent from and not 
submitt to the present gounem*, And did neglect to obserue 
and keepe the days of humiliacon and thankesgiving en- 
ioyned by the psent piam*, And that hee hath for his salury 
the yearly sume of Twenty pounds p ann from the said 
M f Ireland; And that the tythes of Corne within Warring- 
ton and liferties thereof, w th a Tyth barne belonging to George 
Bootke of Dunham Massie, Esq r , are conceived to amount to 
Sixtie poundes p ann, and some other smale Tythes to the 
value of Twenty shillings p Ann, And that the Tythe Hay 
within Warrington and the lifcties thereof is of the value of 
Three pounds p anfi, And the pffittes thereof received by 
Gilbt Ireland, Esq v ; And that there are two Chappells w tll in 
the said pish of Warrington, the one of them called Burton- 
wood Chappell and the other called Hollinfaire [Hollingfare] 

E 2 



52 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Chappell, both of them distant from the said pish Church 
above five myles and a halfe. 

Burton- WEE also present that, in the Towne of Burtonwood, in the 
wo ' parish of Warrington, there is a Chappell called Burtonwood 
Chappell, scituated at the one syde of the Towne, but very 
vnconvenient for the vse of the said Towneshipp, and that 
there is seuall Donatiues given by sevall psons for the 
Mantenance of a Minister at Burtonwood Chappell aforesaid, 
w dl amount to the sume of Eight pounds six shillings and 
eight pence, The beneffittes whereof doth amount vnto 
Thirteene shillings fourr pence p anfi, and are paid yearly by 
Nicholas Croft, Edward Eccleston, and John Wright, ffeoffees 
in trust to Distribute the Donatiues afforesaid, And the 
Tythes of the said Townes p P of Burtonwood are houlden by 
Gilbte Ireland, Esq T , amounting to the value of ffiftie pounds, 
or thereabouts ; but how hee houldeth the same wee know not, 
and that the said Chappell of Burton Wood is Three myles 
and One hundred nynty two poles from the pish Church of 
Winwicke, w ch is the nearest unto Burtonwood aforesaid, ffyve 
miles three quarters and twenty poles ffrom the pish Church 
of Warrington, Likewise fower Myles one quarter and 8 poles 
ffrom S* Ellens Chappell, in the pish of Prescott, and ffower 
myles 12 poles from the Chappell of Sanckye [Sankey], in 
the said pish of Prescott ; Alsoe there are great waters running 
betwixt the pish Church of Winwicke, the pish Church of 
Warrington, The Chappell of S* Ellen, in the pish of 
Prescott, and the Chappell of Burtonwood ; And wee find 
that the said Chappell of Burton wood is fitt to bee sett in 
the Center of the said Towneshippe of Burtonwood for the 
conveniency of all the Inhabitantes, and to bee made a pish, 
and that these howses, lands, and tenem ts , lying in Bould, in 
the pish of Prescott, are fitt to be ioyned to the pish of 
Burtonwood, vidzt, Gilbte Arrcwsmith, Richard Atherton^ 
Henry Barrow, Richard Barrow, John Banckes, the late howse 
of Geffrey Wilkinson, Will m Smith, Randle HougJiton, Thomas 
Travice, James String fellow, James Barton, Will m String fellow, j 
Will Barrow, Myles Scott, Thomas Atherton, James Barton A 
Jo Jin String fellow, William Banner, James Grange, the] 
howse late of Will Woodes, Gilbte Banckes, Thomas Worsle 



WARRINGTON PARISH. 



53 



James Banner, John Atherton,^ Peet r AtJterton\ And that 
M T Will Eagerly^ is $sent Incumbent at Burton Wood 
afforesaid, and came in by Ellection of all or most pt of the 
Inhabitantes of the said Towneshipp of Bartonwood, and wee 
find him to bee weake and not well qualifyed to teach, and 
that hee doth constantly make Marriages contrary to the 
Directions and rules appointed by order of pliam*, and hath 
for his Sallary fforty pounds p anfi out of the sequestracon, by 
Order of the Comittie of this County. 

WEE doe present that there is a Chappell w th in the Towne- Rixton 
shipp of Rixton and Glazebrooke, belonging to the parish bnSke 
Church of Warrington ; And that there is flower pounds [Glaze- 
Twelve shillings yearly given out of the Duchy of Lancast r brook ^ 
towards the Mainteynance of a preaching Minist r there w ch 
hath bene constantly paid for that vse; And that Richard 
Massie, Esq 1 ', receives the pffittes of the Tithes of the Corne 
w th in the said Towneshipp for the vse of M f Wardes children 
of Capeston, by vertue of a Lease fonSly made by S r Thomas 
Ireland vnto the said Richard Massie, w ch wee conceive to bee 
of the value of Twenty two pounds p anfi one yeare w th another, 
and that the smale tythes w th in the Towneshipp afforesaid are 
of the yearly value of Twenty two shillings, and received by 
Gilbte Ireland, Esq r ; And wee present that M r Henry Ather- 
ton supplyes the Cure at the said Chappell, And hath for his 
Salary the said sume of ffower pounds Twelve shillings out 
of the Dutchy of Lancast 1 ', And the sume of Forty pounds 
from the publicke, paid vnto him out of the sequestracons of 
Derby hundred ; And that hee is a man of good lyffe and 
con9sacon, and a godly painefull Minister, and well affected 
to this present goum*. But that hee did not observe Thursday, 
the 1 3th day of this instant June, appoynted as a day of 
humiliacon by Act of pliam 1 ; And wee f)sent that the said 
Chappell is ffyve myles and a halfe from the parish Church 
of Warrington ; And that it is distant from New Church 
Three statute myles and three quarters, therefore we present 
that it is fitt to be made a pish ; And that the howses, landes, 
and tenem ts hereafter named, lying w th in Cadished [Cadishead], 

1 To the " Harmonious Consent of the Ministers of the Province of 
Lancaster" his signature is attached, his name is spelt Bagaley. 



54 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

in the pish of Eccles, are fitt to be annexed vnto the pish affore- 
said, victzt, Great Woodens [Woolden], Isabel M assies, Widdow 
Naylors, George Harefootes, James Wrightes, Mat hew LitJier- 
landes, Erlom's howse, Richard Bentes, John Bradshaws, Will m 
Bentes, Ellin Smiths, and John Litherlandes. 

Woulston WEE alsoe present that the Tythes of Corne w t]l in the 
Son]! 1 " Towneshipp of Woulston, Poulton, Fearnehead, and Martins- 
Poulton. croft, haue and do belong vnto a Hospitall att Warwicke, 1 and 
head" 16 ' Doe amount to Thirtyffyve pounds p ann, one yeare w th 
[Fearn- another, pt of the before menconed sume of one hundred fiftie 
Martins- one pounds one shillinge and eight pence ; And that the 
croft. smale tythes of pigg, goose, lambe, and wooll, amount to six 
shillings Eight pence p ann, pt of the before menconed sume 
of I5i u I s 8 d ; And received by Gilbte Ireland of Bowsey 
[Bewsey], Esq 1 ', but how hee houldeth it wee know not ; And 
for the Tyth hempe and Flax in Poulton and Fearnehead 
wee are informed doth belong to Mistris Leigh of Brooke, to 
the Value of 8 s p ann ; And for the Tyth hempe and fflax 
in Woulston and Martinscroft wee find belonges to M T Stan- 
dish of Woulston, and to amount to 5 s / p ann, pt of the 
before menconed sume of 151^ I s S d ; And wee Doe fJsent 
that some pt of the said Towneships is aboute two myles and 
a halfe att the least after the statute myles distant from 
Warrington Church, and three myles and a quarter from 
Hollingfaire Chappell ; And wee present that it is fitt that 
there should bee a Church built w th n Woulston, neare vnto 
the howse of John Fearnehead ; And wee conceive fitt that 
Wilgreaue, 3 Martinscroft, Woulston, and Fernehead, be 
annexed vnto the said Church ; And w th n Poulton these 
howses hereaf 1 ' named, vz*, Widow Frith, Thomas Gandy, 
Richard Clearke, and Will Woods ; And the howses w th in 
Culcheth, in Winwicke parish, Robte Higson, Richard BiLydells, 
Henry Tailor, Robte Erie, Roger Arowsmith, Will m Lether, 
James Robtson, RicJiard Dombell, Edmund Ashton, Richard 
Monckes, Thomas Bromilow, Jonathan Dorninge, Will m Corles, 
and Chrofer Hilton; And the howses hereafter menconed 

1 The Earl of Leicester's Hospital. 

- A farm-house is still known by the name, it is part of the manor of 
Thelwall. 



LEIGH PARISH. 55 

within Croft, in Winwicke pish, vz*, TJiomas Mather, George 
BromiloWy John Key, Geffrey Mather, and Robte Higham, being 
nearer to the intended Church then anie other Church. 

WEE doe present that there is within the Towneshipp of Westley 
Westley a Viccarage howse, with eight Acres of land, and Leih 
one Cottage therevnto belonging, of the yearly value of 
Eight pounds p anii ; And alsoe one other howse, called 
Nowell howse, and a horse milne, of the yearly value of Eight 
pounds ffourteene shillings and Eight pence, and that the 
proffittes of th'afforemenconed horse Milne and groundes doe 
belong and are received by M T Hahurst? who supplyes the 
Cure at the pish Church of Leigh, who is a man of good lyffe 
and con9sacon, and constant in preaching the word and in 
all oth r Ministeriall duties, And he hath no other pfittes out 
of the said Towneshipp, And that and the tythes of West- 
leigh amounteth to One hundred Twentyffower pounds 
eight shillings and Two pence ; And wee doe further present 
that there is a psonage howse, with Demeasne land, now 
sequestred for the Delinquency of Richard Vrmston, Esq r , 
and the pffittes thereof are received by the Agentes for 
sequestracon, for the vse of the State of the Value of Seaventy 
five poundes p ann, and that ffower ptes thereof amounting 
to the sume of Sixtye pounds goes to the State, And the 
ffift pt thereof belonges to the Daughters of the said 
M r Vrmston, and that there are rentes payable by the 
Tenntes, in Lease therevnto belonging, the sume of Twenty 
two pounds Elleaven shillings, lykewise receuved by the 
Agentes for sequestracon, and wee doe conceive that the one 
halfe of the said psonage and demeasne lands and rentes 
afforemenconed, doe belong vnto the pish Church of Leigh, 
as Church land ; And that the Tythes of the said Towne of 
Westley are worth Eighteene poundes p ann, pt of the before 
menconed sume of one hundred Twentyffower poundes 
eight shillings and two pence, and received and allowed the 
Daughters of the said M r Vrmston in lew of the ffift pt of his 
Tythes foriSly belonging vnto him out of the said pish, by 

1 Bradley Hayhurst signed the " Harmonious Consent of the Ministers 
of Lancashire," in 1648, as "preacher of the word at Leigh." 



56 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Order from the Comittee of this County ; And lastly, that 
the privy tythes within the said Towneshipp are to the 
value of Thirteene shillings ffower pence, and likewise 
received by the agentes for Sequestracon for delinquency of 
the said M r Vrmston. 

Pinning- WEE doe alsoe present that there is Tyth Corne within the 

[Penning- Towneshipp of Pinington [Pennington] of the yearly value ot 

ton]. fTorty pounds p anii, setled vpon M r Hahurst, the Viccar, by 

Order of Pliam*, who doth supply the Cure, and is a very able 

godly Minist r , and of good lyffe and conv'sacon. There is 

alsoe some privie Tyths worth Thirteene shillings ffower 

pence p anfi, w ch belongeth to the imppriato 1 ', M T Vrmston. 

Bedford. WEE present that the Towneshipp of Bedford is within the 
pish of Leigh, and that the Tythes thereof are devyded in the 
said Towneshipp into two partes, the one halfe of the Tythes 
arising out of the higher syde of the same Towneshipp 
belonges to the psonage of Leigh, and is received by 
M r Herst} Minist 1 ' there, who supplyes the Cure himselfe 
and the value of the said Tythes amounteth vnto the value of 
Twenty poundes p anfi, pt of the before menconed sume of 
One hundred twentyffower pounds eight shillings and two 
pence ; And the Tyth rysing out of the other syde of the said 
Towneshipp, called the Lower syde, hath bine received, 
possessed, and enioyed by M r * Agnes Traves for Eight years 
last past ; And that the same Tythes belong vnto Richard 
Vrmston of Kinknall, genti, or to some ffeoffies, for his vse 
of the yearly rent of ffower pounds Thirteene shillings ffower 
pence, w ch rent was due, and paid to M r Vrmston of the 
psonage, and for his Delinquency sequestred and paid now 
to the Sequestrators for the vse of the publicke, w ch tythes 
(if paid in kind) are of the yearly value of Twenty pounds 
or thereaboutes, pt of the before menconed sume of One 
hundred twentyffower pounds eight shillings and two pence. 

Atherton. WEE alsoe present that there is a yearly rent charge within 
the Towne of Atherton of Eight pounds p anfi, payable by 

1 This is a clerical error, and should be Hayhurst. 



LEIGH PARISH. 57 

'John Atherton, Esq T , vnto Richard Vrmston, Esq r < for the 
Tyth in Atherton, by vertue of a graunt made In the ffift 
yeare of the Raigne of the Lady Elizabeth, late Queene of 
England, of famous Memory, by Richard Vrmston, Esq r , 
deceased, vnto S r John Atherton, Knight, deceased, for certaine 
yeares yett in being of the tyth in Atherton, as by relacon 
vnto the said Deed it doth appeare ; And the said Tyth is 
worth Twenty pounds this yeare ; And that there is a 
Chappell in Atherton, distant from the pish Church of Leigh 
Eight hundred and twenty poles, fyve yardes and a halfe to 
the pole ; That M r James Smith supplies the present cure 
att, and a very honest man, and of good lyffe and conPsacon, 
but did not obserue the last fast day appoynted by Act ot 
Pliam*, and hath for his Sallery Seaventy pounds p anii out 
of the imppriated landes within the pish of Leigh, by Order 
from the Comittee of plundred Minist 1 ' 8 from aboue ; And wee 
f!sent that it is fitt That that Chappell in Atherton be not 
devyded nor vnited to any other, but continued to their pish 
Church of Leigh. 



WEE present that the Towneshipp of Asley is within the Asley 
pish of Leigh, and that almost the one halfe of the Tythes of [Astley]< 
Corne there are received by M T Adam Mort, and are worth 
Twelve pounds p ann ; And that Tenn pounds, pt of the 
Twelve pounds, is paid by the said M T Mort to the poore of 
Asley yearly, as a guift, as appears by sufficient conveyances 
made by M T Adam Mort, late of Tildesley, grandfather vnto 
the before menconed Adam Mort ; And that the other pt and 
residue of the said Tythes are received by John Gest of Asley, 
leased vnto him for one and Twenty yeares, whereof Elleaven 
years are yett in being, by a Lease made from S T Thomas 
Tildsley, bearing date the Twentith day of March, in the 
xiiij th yeare of the Raigne of the late King Charles ; And that 
the said Tythes soe leased by the said S r Thomas Tildesley, 
are of the yearly value of ffifteene pounds, and that the 
Tythes of pigg, goose, hempe, and flax are enioyed by 
Raph Gellibrand of Asley, gen ; And are of the yearly value 
f Tenn shillings, and that there is a Chappell within the said 
Towneshipp w ch was founded, errected, and to this day 



58 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

manteyned, with all maner of materialls, as well by and att 
the pper costes and charges of the said Adam Mort, deceased, 
during his lyffe, As alsoe since his decease, by Adam Mort, 
his Grandchyld and heire, sithence the decease of the said 
Adam Mort the grandfather; And that Asley Chappell is 
Three myles and a half distant from the pish Church of 
Leigh, and Three myles from Atherton Chappell, and further 
distant from all other Churches and Chappells ; And that 
M r Thomas Crompton supplyes the Cure att the said Chappell 
of Asley, And is a very honest and painefull godly preaching 
Minist 1 ', but keept not the last fast day appoynted by Act of 
pliamen* ; And that hee hath for his Sallary sixteene pounds 
p anii. Issuing out of a tente called Hope house, and out of 
halfe anoth r tennte called Huemanes howse, lying in Tidsley, 
fonSly purchased by M r Adam Mort, of Tildsley, deceased, 
and by him given for and towardes the manteynance of a 
Minist 1 ' att Asley, soe long as such Minist 1 ' should bee 
appoynted and named by the said M T Adam Mort and his 
heirs, according to the Don 1 ' 8 guift ; And the said M r Crompton 
came in by the appbacon of M r Adam Mort ; And the said 
M r Crompton had fforty pounds more allowed and paid him 
by the agents for sequestracon, w tu n Derby hundred, for three 
or fower years past ; And is not paid vnto him now, but for 
what reason we know not. Wee alsoe Jsent that in Tildsley 
cu Shakerley [Tyldesley cum Shakerleys], there is a Donatiue 
fonSly giuen by M T Adam Mort vnto the Chappell of Asley 
for manteynance of a Minist r there, amounting to the Sum 
of Sixteene pounds, and wee doe $sent the Tythes w th in th 
same TownePP are of the value of Twenty Eight pounds ffyv 
shillings p ann, w ch said Tythes are received by seuall person 
hereaf 1 ' named, vzt, the sume of Twenty pounds p ann, pt o: 
the said Tythes received by M r Sherington of the Booths 
for w ch hee paid Twelve pounds vntp M r Vrmston, of the 
psonage of Leigh, and now for the said Vrmston Delinquency | 
sequestred and received for the vse of the State, ffour 
pounds p ann, the pffitts of another pt of the said Tythe 
received by M r Tildsley of the Garrett, and the sai 
M r Tildsley paid for the same vnto M r A nderton of Lostock 
the yearly sume of fforty shillings, and the said sume c 
fforty shillings for the said M T Andertons Delinquencj 



WIGAN PARISH. 59 

sequestred and paid for the vse of the State, ffoure pounds 
more p arm, the pffittes of another part of the said Tythes 
received by M r Shakerley of Shakerley, for w ch hee payeth 
fforty shillings rent yearly vnto M T Sherington afforesaid ; 
And wee Doe further pJsent that the small Tythes w th in the 
same Townes are worth Thirty ffyve shillings p ann, whereof 
M r Starky of Chieth, 1 receiveth ffyve shillings p ann of the 
said Tythes ; And M r Vrmston, of the Parsonage of Leigh, 
rec d Thirty shillings p ann, being the residue of the said privie 
Tythes now for his Delinquency sequestred and received for 
the vse of the State, 



WEE doe present that there is a pish Church w th in Wigan, Wigan. 
and a Mansion howse w th thappurtences, called the Parsonage 
of Wigan, and certaine Glebe lands therevnto belonginge, of 
the yearly value of Thirtie pounds p ami, And that the 
cheiffe rentes, the rentes of the Tennantes, the Milne rentes, 
and the shoppe rentes are about Thirty pounds p anfi, And 
that the Tythe Corne within the said Towne and the privie 
Tythes w th in the same Towne are worth fforty pounds p ann ; 
And that vpon the Delinquency of Docto r Bridgman, late 
Bushopp of Chester and Rector of Wigan, by Order from the 
Comittie of Plundred Minist 1 ' 3 , M r James Bradshaw, now 
fJsent Incumbent, came in and supplyed the Cure there, and 
is a painefull able preaching Minist 1 ', and hath obserued the 
Cure vpon the Lordes dayes, and that hee having notice for 
observacon of the last fast day, being the I3th day of this 
Instant June, did not obserue the same (contrary to the Act 
of this j3sent pliam*.), And that hee hath enioyed the same 
Glebe landes, and received the rents, Tythes, and pffittes 
thereof, or the most pt thereof, for his Salary or main- 
teynance ; & that the Tythes of the said pish of Wigan are 
worth 4i; u io s 8 d p ann; And that there is Two Chappells 
belonging to Wigan parish, the one called Billing Chappell 
and the other called Hindley Chappell ; and that the Church 
or Chappell of Holland did forrnly belong vnto and was pt 

1 Probably intended for Cleworth Hall, in West Leigh, which was the 
property of John Parr, whose daughter married Nicholas Starkie. 



60 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

of the pish of Wigan vntill of late the same was seuered by 
Ordinance of Parliam*; 1 And that there is a rent charge 
Issuing out of the Rectory of Wigan to the Cathedrall 
Church of Litchfeild of the sume of Twenty pounds p an or 
thereabouts, as wee are informed. 

Haigh, WEE doe present that the Towne of Haigh is w th in the 
pish of Wigan, and the nearer syde thereof is w th in three 
quart of a Statute Myle, and further syde thereof about 
two myles from the said pish Church of Wigan, and that the 
Inhabitantes therein have most frequently repaired to the 
said Church, and have Seats and burialls therein, and may w th 
conveniency continue soe saving those howses and tefites 
that are scituate and lying nearer to Blackerod Chappell 
then to Wigan Church ; and that Roger Bradshawe, Esq T y 
and his Ancesto rs before him, have had the Tythes w tll in the 
Lordshipp of Haigh, being but halfe a Towne, and paid for 
the same the sume of Sixteene pounds a yeare, pt of the 
before menconed some of Power hundred Seaventeene 
pounds Tenn shillings and Eight pence for Diu 1 ' 3 years last 
past vnto the Rectors and Incumbentes in Wigan, and to their 
Ancesto 1 ' 3 , And that hee paid the same to M T Bradshawe ; 
the f)sent Incumbent Did but pay for the same in and 
before Docto r Massies time, Rector of the same pish Church, 
the yearly sume of Three pounds Six shillings Eight pence, 
and that the said rent of Sixteene pounds is the full worth 
thereof one yeare with another. 

Holland & WEE present that the pish Church of Holland was forrSly 
Dalton. a chappeii belonging to the parish Church of Wigan vntill, 



by a late Ordinance of pliant, 1 It was made a pish Church,! 
And that there is neither psonage nor Viccarridge belonging 



1 28th Sept., 1646, an Act was passed for "the maintenance ot aj 
Preaching Minister in the Church of Holland," which provided that: 
"Richard Whitefield, a learned and orthodox Divine," then minister 
there, and the future minister, should have all the tithes, rents, c.' 
"within the ancient precincts of the sayd Church or Chappell" ; also thel 
tithes, &c. of the " townes of Orel, Billing, & Winstanly," which the 
Rector of Wigan had heretofore enjoyed. 



WIGAN PARISH. 6 1 

vnto it, only w th m the said Towneshipp there is glebeland of 
the value of 4 s p anfi, in Tythe corne 8o u p ann, and in smale 
Tythes Twenty shillings p ann ; and M T Richard Baldwin is 
jisent Incumbent there, a very able Minist r , a man of honest 
lyffe and conversacon, but keept not the last fast Day 
appoynted by Act of pliam*, and receives the proffittes of the 
Glebe lands, pffittes of the smale tythes, and twelve pounds 
Thirteene shillings and ffower pence p anfi of the pffittes of 
the Tithe corne ; And the residue of the said Tyth Corne 
was forrSly received by the Erie of Derby, but now sequestred 
and received by the Agents for sequestracon ; and that the 
said pish Church of Holland is Three myles Distant from 
Wigan Church, and from Billing Chappell Two myles, after 
the rate of 320 poles to the myle, and from Duglas Chappell 
Three myles after the same rate, And fitt to bee continued 
a pish, and to have the Hamell of Orrell and soe many of 
the howses and tentes w th in Billing and Winstanley as are 
scituate and lye nearer vnto the said Church of Holland 
then to the pish Church of Wigan or Church of Billing, 
shalbe lykewyse continued as pt of the same pish of 
Holland. 



WEE doe present that the Tyth Corne and smale tythes Hindley. 
\v th in Hindley doth belong to the Rector of the pish Church 
of Wigan, and is of the yearly value of fforty ffyve pounds 
or thereaboutes ; And that there is a Chappell lately 
erected and built in Hindley afiforesaid vpon the Charges of 
many of the Inhabitantes thereof, and some of the Inhabi- 
tantes w th in Abram, and also some of the Inhabitantes w th in 
Aspull ; and that M T Willm Willmson, an able godly and 
painffull Minister and of good lyffe and convsacon, doth 
execute the ^nte Cure, and hath for his Salarye or mantey- 
nance ffower score pounds p anfi, payd by the Rector of the 
pish Church of Wigan, or in default thereof the Tythes ot 
Hindley and Abram (both being one Towneshipp), w dl are of 
the yearly value of ffourescore pounds, pt of the before 
menconed sume of ffoure hundred Seaventeene pounds 
Tenn shillings and Eight pence, as by order of pliam* may 
appeare; And that Hindley Chappell afforesaid is distant 



62 



LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



from the pish Church of Wigan Three myles and forty poles, 
and two myles att the least from any other Chappell or 
Church ; And that wee conceive Hindley Chappell fitt to be 
made a pish Church, and to have Abram annexed to it and 
the howses and tenem ts in Aspull hereafter menconed (vzt), 
Robte Hindley, Roger Hindley, Gyles Edger, Gilbt Pennington, 
Richard Greene, Bagshaw, the hale [Hall] of Gadlow [Gidlow] 
and the tenntes to the same, The Hale [Hall] of Brad- 
shaw & tene tes to the same, and these howses in Ince, fitt 
to bee annexed to Hindley Church afforesaid, vizt, Henry 
Greene and Peet T Wilhnson, being nearer to the said Chap- 
pell of Hindley then to any other Church or Chappell 
whatsoever. 



Abram. 



WEE present that the Tyth Corne and smale tythes within 
Abram are received by M r James Brads haw, Minist r att 
Wigan, who supplyes the Cure att Wigan afforesaid, and is of 
the yearly value of Twenty fyve pounds or thereaboutes, pt 
of the before menconed sume of ffower hundred seaventeene 
pounds Tenn shillings and eight pence; and from the 
midst of the said Towne it is distant from the pish Church 
of Wigan ffower Myles, and from Hindley Chappell Two 
myles and a halfe and 34 poles, from Leigh two myles and a 
halfe and aboue, from Newton Three myles, and from Ashton 
three myles. 



Billinge, 
Winstan- 
ley, & 
Orrell. 



WEE doe present that there is a Chappell within the Towne 
of Billing w th in the pish of Wigan, that by a late Ordinance 
of pliam u the whole towne of Orrell, and the one halfe of the 
Towne of Billing, and the ffourth pt of the Towne of Win- 
stanley is deuyded from the pish of Wigan afforesaid and 
annexed vnto the pish of Holland, some pt of them lying 
nearer to the Church of Billing then to any other Church or 
Chappell ; wee do conceiue that the whole Tythes in those 
parts of the Towneshipp affore menconed are worth forty six 
pounds p anfi, pt of the before menconed sume of fower 
hundred seaventeene pounds Tenn shillings and eight 



See note, page 60. 



WIGAN PARISH. 63 

pence, and they are received by M r Richard Bowden} who is 
Minist r att Holland ; and the residue of the Tythes of the 
Townes afforesaid are worth Twenty three pounds p ann, pt 
of the before menconed sume of fower hundred seaventeene 
pounds Tenn shillings and eight pence, and doth belong 
vnto the pish Church of Wigan ; And that M r James Brad- 
shaw is Incumbent there and doth receiue the same ; And 
further wee say that M' f John Wright doth supply the Cure 
att the Chappell of Billing, and is a very honest godly Minist r 
and of good lyfTe and Convsacon, but keept not the fast day 
appoynted by Act of pliam*, and hath for his sallary fifty 
pounds p ann, paid him by M T James BradsJiaw, Minist r 
att Wigan afforesaid, and a donatiue given by Thomas 
Billing vnto the said Chappell of forty six shillings eight 
pence p ann, and likewise ffower pounds p ann, A donatiue 
given by the Inhabitantes of Billing and Winstanley; and 
the said Chappell is Distant from Wigan ffower Myles, and 
from Holland two myles and a halfe, and from any other 
Church or Chappell three myles. Therefore wee present 
Billing fitt to be made a pish, and to have those ptes of Win- 
stanley next adioyning to them to bee annexed to the said 
pish of Billinge. 



WEE doe present that the Tythes of Corn within Ince Ince. 
within the pish of Wigan belonges vnto Thomas Gerrard, Esq r , 
and now sequestred for his Delinquency, and received by the 
Agents for Sequestracon for the vse of the publique, and that 
the same Tythes hath soe belonged to the said M r Gerrard 
and his Ancestors for a long tyme, and hee claimes the same 
by pscripcon, And that the same is of the yearly value of 
Twenty pounds p ann, out of w dl tyth there issueth to M r 
James Bradshaw, Minist 1 ' att Wigan Church, ffower pounds 
p ann, being part of the said sume of ffower hundred seaven- 
teene pounds Tenn shillings and eight pence, and that the 
smale tythes in the same towne are worth Three shillings 
ffower pence p ann, alsoe received and enioyed by the said 

1 This name was previously spelt Baldwin (see page 61), which is 
probably correct. 



64 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

M T Bradshaw for his owne vse ; and that the hamell of Ince 
is but a Statute myle and a halfe from Wigan Church, and 
nearer that Church then any other Church or Chappell, and 
soe fitt to bee vnited to the said pish of Wigan. 

Pember- WEE doe alsoe present that the Tyth Corne and some other 
ton - smale tythes w th in Pemberton afforesaid doe belong vnto the 

Rectory of Wigan, and are receiued and enioyed by M r 
James Bradshaw, the psent Incumbent there, who supplyes 
the Cure there, and the same tythes are of the yearly value 
of Twenty six pounds thirteene shillings fower pence, pt ot 
the before menconed sume of foure hundred seaventeene 
pounds Tenn shillings and eight pence ; and that the said 
towne of Pemberton is nearer vnto the said Church of Wigan 
then any other Church or Chappell, and soe fitt to bee keept 
vnited to the said Church being not aboue a statute myle & a 
halfe distant. 

Aspull. WEE doe present that the towne of Aspull lyeth within the 
hundred of Salford, and is w th in the parish of Wigan, and 
the Tythes of Corne is worth Twenty foure pounds p ann 
one yeare w th anoth r , p* of the before menconed sume ot 
4I7 U io s 8 d , and that the smale tythes of pigg, goose, lamb, 
and wooll are worth Tenn shillings p anfi, And that M r 
fames Brads/taw, who supplyes the Cure att Wigan, receiues 
the proffittes of the said Tythes to his owne vse ; and that 
p* of the Towne is but about a Statute myle from the pish 
Church of Wigan, and soe fitt to bee continued thereunto the 
said pish Church, and not Devyded, only such howses as are 
thought fitt to bee taken to Hindley Chappell or Blackerodd 
Church, w ch lye nearer to them or either of them. And 
lastly wee Doe $sent and thinke it fitt, meett, and re- 
quisitt That all and every the seuall Churches and Chappells 
that may be devyded from one to another or made pishes, 
and are before in these or any of these psentm ts menconed, 
shalbe pproconablie Devyded and sepated by mates and 
boundes to Distinguish the fJcinctes and lifcties of the said 
pishes and Chapellries, and that such Towneshipps and 
Hamells as lye betwixt any two of the said Churches and 
Chappells shalbe Devyded soe as the Inhabitantes may bee 



WIGAN PARISH. 65 

members of such of them as is nearest, and not necessitated 
to travell further for the beniffitt of godes ordinances then is 
requisite. 



PEETR KENION (L.S.) 

RICHARD ASTLEY (L.S.) 

THURSTON PEAKE (L.S.) 

WlLLM SORROCOLD (L.S.) 

EDWARD NAYLOR (L.S.) 

HENRY BARROWE (L.S.) 

MATHEW LOWE (L.S.) 

THOMAS OKALL (L.S.) 

THOMAS LYON (L.S.) 



THOMAS ROTHWELL (L.S.) 
THOMAS CONSTABLE (L.S.) 
ADAM SHAWE (L.S.) 

HUMFREY PLATT (L.S.) 
WILLM TOPPING (L.S.) 
WILLIAM YATES (L.S.) 

WlLLM BlRCHALL (L.S.) 

JOHN ROBINSON (L.S.) 



Jo. ATHERTON (L.S.) 

THO. BIRCH (L.S.; 

ROB T MAWDESLEY (L.S.) 

PETER HOLT (L.S.) 

THO. CUBHAM (L.S.) 1 



Inquisico indenta? cap? apud Wigan, in Com Lane, coram Hundred 
Rico Standish, Joke Atherton, Jacobo Ashton, Alexandrio 
Barlow, Robto Mawdsley, Thome Birch, Johe Hartley, Petro 
Holt, Aris, et Thome Cubham, et Robto Glest, gen, Comissionar 
virtute comissionis, sub sigillo magno Anglie eisdem et alijs 
Comissionar in eadem nominat die Veneris, victz* vicesimo 
primo die Junij, Anno Dni Milesimo sexcentesimo et quin- 
quagesimo, p sacrum Georgij Ireland de Hale, gefi ; Willmi 
Marsh de Cuerdley, gen ; Willmi Nailor de Windle, gen ; 
Johnis Ackars de Rainhill, gen ; Johis Vause de Garston, 
gen ; Henric Orme de Litle Woolton, gen ; Johis Dunbabin de 
Sonkey, gen ; Robti Vause de Cronton, gefi ; Willmi Man de 
Sutton, gefi ; Willmi Bispham de Rainford, gen ; Thome 
Orrell de Parr, gefi ; Thome Home de Widnes, gefi ; Thome 
Marsh de Bold, gefi ; Willmi Glover de Speake, gefi ; Michael 
Beesley de Hyton, gen ; Henric Kenricke de Knowsley, gefi, et 
Thome Plumbe de Much Woolton, gefi, pbo^ et legal horn 



1 None of the seals are heraldic. 
F 



66 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

com j3ct Jur. Qui dicunt et JJsentant sup sacrum suu in his 
verbis Angi sequentibus, victzt : 

Hale. Wee present that there is one pochiall Chappell within the 

pish of Childwall, scituate in Hale, and is Distant by measure 
from the pish Church of Childwall, after the rate of 320 poles 
to the myle, six myles and fortie poles, and aboue, And 
Distant from the Chappell of Garston ffyve myles ; And wee 
psent it fitt tobee made a pish Church, and haue its boun- 
deries and small pcinctes to it, as may bee for the most con- 
venyence and beneffitte of the people adjacent ; And the 
reason because there is not any pson hath any seate or 
buriall place within Childwall Church, and wee allott Hale 
and Halebancke w th these Messuags and tenntes hereaft r 
menconed, being w th n Halewood, to belong to the said pish 
vidzt, Thomas. Molyneux, Robte Norris, Will Miller, John 
Barker, Will 1 Wainewright, Hugh Wainewright, Richard 
Gills, Thomas Tar le ton, hdward Tarleton, Edward Waine- 
wright, Will Leadbeater, and that the tyth of that pt of 
Halewood amounteth to Nyneteene pounds p ann, and the 
smale tythes belonging to the Viccarr worth 2O S p ann ; And 
wee find that there is no Parsonage or Viccarage ^sentative 
w th in the Towneshipp of Hale afforesaid, and that there is a 
whyte rent 1 of Three shillings ffive pence in Hale afforesaid ; 
And that there is a donative of ffyve pounds given to the 
Chappelrie for the manteynance of a Minist r by Thomas 
Vause of Garston, late deceased ; And remaines in the hands 
of Thomas Linley for the use of the Minist r afforesaid, when 
there is any that supplyes the Cure there, which is for [the] 
f)sent vacant ; And wee find no other meanes belonging to the 
Chappell of Hale afforesaid (but that aboue menconed) ; And 
that the Tyth Corne w th in Hale, Halebancke, and pt off 
Halewood, is worth Sixtie one pounds sixteene shillings 
and ffower pence p ann, ^tended to be in Lease to M r James 
Anderton of Birchley, and sequestred for his Delinquency, 
and the proffitts thereof paid vnto M T Peet r Ambrose (agent 
for Sequestracon), to the States vse ; And that Gilbte Ireland 

1 A quit rent, anciently called a White Rent because it was paid in 
silver coin. 



CHILDWALL PARISH. 6/ 

of the Hutt, Esq 1 ', claimes to bee patron of the said Chappell 
of Haile ; And that the said M T Ireland hath and yett doth 
hould the smale tythes w th in the Chappellrie of Hale and 
Halebancke, and pt of Halewood, vpon a rent of Twenty ffyve 
shillings p anfi, paid vnto the Viccar of Childwall (there), 
which said Tyth of hemp, flax, pigg, and goose belonging to 
M T Ireland afforesaid is worth Three pounds w th the Easter 
dues for his house ; And likewise wee find the dues for the 
Easter Role w th in the Chappell of Hale to bee worth Three 
pounds p anfi, and wee find the Tyth of Wooll and Lambe 
within Hale to bee worth Three shillings foure pence p anfi, 
paid to M r A mbrose for the Delinquency of M T James 
A nderton. 

WEE alsoe present that there is one pish Church within Child -vall. 
Childwall, and there is one Mansion howse belonging to the 
Rectory of Childwall, lying within Garston afforesaid, to 
which belonges two Chappells, w ch are distant seuall myles 
one from another, the said Chappell of Hale and the Chappell 
of Garston, the said Chappell of Hale being distant from the 
pish Church of Childwall six Myles, after the rate of 320 poles 
to the myle, and Garston Chappell Three myles and a halfe 
from the pish Church of Childwall afforesaid, and the one 
Chappell distant from the other Three myles and a halfe, 
after the rate of 320 poles to the myle; And likewise wee find 
that M T David Ellison is the $sent Incumbent att Childwall 
and supplyes the Cure ; And is a painfull godly preaching 
Minist r , and doth observe the Lords dayes, and fast dayes, 
and dayes of humiliacon, appoynted by Act or Ordinance of 
pliamen 1 ; And that the Tyth Corne w th in Childwall affore- 
said is worth Twelve pounds p anfi, w ch is paid to the 
psonage of Childwall, and the smale Tyth, as pigg, goose, 
and Easter dues, to Tenn shillings p anfi, and hath an 
Augmentac of his viccarrage of ffyve pounds p anfi out of 
the parsonage, all w ch hee hath for his Sallury or manteynance ; 
And wee likewise find that these howses hereafter menconed 
being pt of the pish of Walton, are fitt tobee annexed vnto 
the pish of Childwall, it being the nearest adiacent Church 
unto them, and usually having comne and buryed att the 
parish Church of Childwall afforesaid, vidzt, Will Mercers, 

F 2 



68 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Richard Greaues, Jim, Thomas Hitchins, Will Brownbills, 
Thomas Boultons, Robte Willmsons, widdow Longworths, all 
being within the Thomas Laine} Jennett Greaves of the broad 
green e, Elizabeth Dannett, Ttwmas Ryding, Willm. Prier, 
John Whytes, James Halls, the nearest of these aboue men- 
coned being distant from Derby Chappell one Statute myle 
and a halfe, and but one from the pish Church of Childwall. 

Little WEE present that the Tyth Corn of Woolton pva, w th in 

Woolton. Childwall parish, amounteth to the sume of Thirty pounds 
or thereabouts, w ch forrSly belonged to M r Anderton of 
Birchley, and his pdessessors, but by reason of his Delinquency 
(doth now) 2 belong to the State publique, and for divers 
years last past hath bine (farmed and letten) 2 by Peter 
Ambrose, agent for Sequestracons for smale Tythes, as (hemp, 
flax, &c.), 2 hath and doth belong to the Minist rs or Viccars of 
Childwall pish ; And (it is) 2 worth p anfi Twenty shillings. 
Wee find that Thomas Orme, one of (the Inhabitants within 
the) 2 said Towneship of Woolton pva, doth yearly paie for a 
closse called (Alleys Hey in the) 3 said Towne, and now in 
his possession, vnto the Churchwardens of Childwall the sume 
of (Three) 2 shillings ffoure pence for the repaire of the pish 
Church of Childwall afforesaid ; the said towne of Woolton 
pva reacheth by boundery vnto pt of the Demesne belonging 
to the Capitall mansion howse called Childwall howse, 
belonging to the Erie of Derby ; And the Tyth thereof hath 
foriSly bine lett to the said Erles by the said Anderton's ; 
And the Tyth thereof is included in the Thirty pounds ; 
And the said Towne of Litle Woolton is distant from the 
said pish Church of Childwall halfe a statute myle, and fitt 
to be continued to Childwall Church as pt of the parish. 

Much WEE alsoe present that the Tyth Corne of Much Woolton, 

Woolton. Thingwall, in Childwall pish, amounteth to the value of 

Thirty two pounds p anfi or thereabouts, w ch forrSly belonged 

to M r Anderton of Birchley, and his fidecessors, but by 

reason of his Delinquency Doth now belong to the State 

1 Lambeth MS. gives "Loine." 

2 The words in parenthesis in Lambeth MS. only. 



CHILDWALL PARISH. 69 

publique ; And for diu rs yeares last past hath bine farmed 
and letten by M r Peeter Ambrose, agent for Sequestrac ffor 
smale Tythes, as Flax, hempe, pigg, goose, &c., hath and 
doth belong vnto the Ministers or Viccars of the pish Church 
of Childwall, w ch M r Norres pleads to be his vpon a rent 
w ch is worth Thirty shillings p anfi or thereabouts. The said 
Towneshipp of Woolton magna cu Thingwall, the nearest 
ends are distant from the said pish Church of Childwall one 
statute myle, and the furthest end two statute myles, and fitt 
to be continued to the said pish Church of Childwall. 

WEE alsoe present that the Tyth Corne w th in Wavertree, Wavtree 
in Childwall parish, amounteth to the value of Thirty two 
pounds p anfi, forrnly belonged to M T Anderton of Birchley, 
Esq r ; And by reason of his Delinquency doth now belong to 
the State publique ; And for Diu rs yeares last past, M T Peet r 
Ambrose, agent for Sequestrac, hath farmed and letten the 
same to diu rs psons ; the smale tythes of pigg, goose, &c., 
belongeth to the Viccar of Childwall, and is worth Thirty 
shillings p anfi. The said Towne of Wav'tree is distant 
from the said pish Church of Childwall, the nearest end 
halfe a statute myle, and the further end about Two myles ; 
and wee j3sent it fitt to bee continued to the pish Church of 
Childwall. 

WEE doe present that we find a Chappell w th in Garston Garston. 
that is very ancient (and in Ruine and decaye), and that there 
is no Incumbent for the jJsent there lying within the pish of 
Childwall, and that it is Distant from the pish Church of 
Childwall, on the nearest syde two statute myles, and the 
further syde about ffower statute Myles and a halfe, and from 
the Chappell of Hale ffyve myles, w ch wee psent fitt to bee 
made a pish Church, and the Towneshipp of Speak, Garston, 
and Allerton, to bee annexed to it, except that pt of Eggburth 
[Aigburth] that lyeth next to Toxteth p ke Chappell, within 
Garston, it being the next adiacent Church vnto them ; and 
wee find the. Tyth of Garston afforesaid worth Thirty six 
pounds p anfi ; And wee find the tythe of Speake worth 
ff< >rty pounds p ann ; And wee find the Tyth of Allerton 
afforesaid worth Twenty pounds p anfi ; And we psent that 



70 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

M r James Anderton is the jisent Imppriator or owner of the 
seuall sumes afforesaid by Lease from the Bushopp of Chest* ; 
And by reason of the said M r Andertons Delinquency, is 
and hath bine sett and farmed by M r Peeter Ambrose, Agent 
for Sequestracofi for the vse of the publique. There is alsoe 
one pt of a Messuage or tente, called Garston hall, in posses- 
sion of Anne Hitchmough, tente att will for w ch shee payeth 
one pound Thirteene shillings and ffower pence to M r Ander- 
ton for a racke rent as land belonging to the said pish of 
Childwall ; And wee likewise find that the privy tythes in 
Garston, Due to the Viccarage of Childwall is wo th p ann 
Thirty shillings, excepting hempe, w ch M r Lathom of Aller- 
ton claimes to pscribe for, and for hempe and flax of Allerton, 
paying fyve shillings p anfi, w ch is worth Twenty fyve 
shillings ; And alsoe the smale Tyth of Childwall paid to the 
Viccar of Childwall worth Thirty shillings p ann ; And wee 
find the smale Tyth of Speake to be worth fforty shillings 
p anfi ; And M r Norris Doth pay Sixteene shillings p ann 
for the Tyth hempe, flax, pigg, and goose of Speake, Oglett, 
Much Woolton, Litle Woolton, and Easter roale, 1 for his 
owne howse, and the Tyth goose and pigg for Garston by 
way of j3scripcon, w ch is worth in Speake and Oglett, hempe 
and flax, pigg and geese in Garston, fiforty shillings for pigg 
and goose, &c., Much Woolton and Litle Woolton, Twenty 
shillings ; And wee psent that the smale tyth w th in Allerton 
paid to the Viccar of Childwall is worth ffifteene shillings 
p ann. 

Prescott WEE present that there is within the said Towne of Prescott 
[Prescotj. a ver y j ar g e church, called Prescott pish Churche, and a 
Mansion and dwellinghowse, called the Viccaradge, and a 
gardin, Orchard, and two Crofts, therevnto belonging, con- 
teyning about Two statute acres and a halfe, worth ffyve 
pounds p anfi, from time to tyme to tyme, 2 enioyed and held 
by the f)sent Viccar or Minist r , as belonging to the said 
Viccarage ; And that the smale tythes w th in the whole pish of 
Prescott, as wee conceiue, have belonged and still doe belong 

1 Lambeth MS. "roule." 

2 The words "to tyme" repeated in the original as above ; in Lambeth 
MS. they are struck out. 



PRESCOT PARISH. 71 

vnto and bcene receiued by the said Viccar or Minist r , and 
that the said smale tythes within the said Towne are of the 
value of fforty shillings p ann, or thereabouts, one yeare with 
another, and that the Tythes of Corne within the said pish 
are imppriated to the Kings Colledge in Cambridge, and 
have bine ever since received, and had, as wee conceiue, by 
the provost and schollers of the said Colledge, or their ffarmers, 
and that they Imppriat tythes w th in Prescott are worth, one 
yeare w th another, ffifty shillings p anri, or thereabouts ; And 
that M T Daie? late Viccar there, dyed about Easter last, who 
had andenioyed the said Viccaradge and smale Tythes, and that 
the same place is for the fJsent supplyed by one M r Richard 
Westhead, Schoole-Mast r att Farneworth, and as it is con- 
ceived on the behalfe of M r Larking Ellected Viccar att 
Prescott by the said Colledge, but as yett not comne downe ; 
And that the said M r Westhead, we have heard it reported, 
hath and receiueth for his salury, in lew of his said service, 
the sume of ffifteene shillings ffor every Lordes Day he 
officiates att the same Church, by the Dirrection of the said 
M T Larkin, as is alsoe reported ; And that the said Church 
is scituated in the west pt of the said pish, and about two 
statute myles of the pish Church of Hyton [Huyton], being 
the nearest Church to Prescott ; And that there is foure 
Chappells w th in Prescott pish, vz k , S* Ellen [S* Helen's] 
Chappell, Rainforth Chappell, ffarneworth [Farnworth] 
Chappell, and Soukye [Sankey] Chappell, and alsoe an ould 
ruinated building, called Windle Shaw Chappell, 3 distant 
seuall myles from the said pishe Church. 

WEE present that the said Towne of Whishton is within Whiston. 
the pish of Prescott, and lyeth on the South syde of the pish 
Church of Prescott, distant from the same about a quarter of 
a Myle, the nearest pt thereof, and the furthest pt thereof is 
not aboue one Myle and a quarter, and that the smale tythes 
of the same Towne haue bine paid constantly vnto the Viccar 
of the said pish, as belonging to the said Viccarage, and 
worth p ann Three pounds, and that the Tyth of Corne w th in 

1 Richard Day. 2 Edward Larking. 

3 Situate in Windle- with- Hardshaw Township. 



72 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

the same Towne have still bine gathered and received by 
the pvost and Schollers of the said Kings Colledge or their 
ffarmo rs , as Impropriate Tythes belonging to them, and worth 
about Twenty two pounds p ann. 

Rainhill. WEE alsoe present that the said Towne of Rainhill is 
within the pish of Prescott, and the nearest pt thereof is 
distant from Prescott Church about one Statute myle, and 
the furthest pt thereof is distant from the said Church about 
two statute myles and a halfe, and that the smale Tythes 
w th in the same Towne being worth Three pounds tenn 
shillings p ann, were received by the said M r Dale and 
his jJdecessors, as belonging to the said Viccarage ; And that 
the Tyth Corne w th in the same Towne hath bine enioyed by 
the said M T Daye, as ffarmour thereof vnto the said Colledge, 
att the yearly rent of ffower pounds, and that the said Tyth 
Corne is worth about Twenty two pounds p Ann. The rent 
of ffoure pounds therein included. 

Eccleston. WEE doe present that the Towne of Eccleston is within 
the pish of Prescott, and the nearest pt thereof is w th in a 
quarter of a myle of the said Church of Prescott, and the 
furthest pt thereof is distant from the said Church about three 
myles ; And that the said M T Day in his lyffe tyme, and 
others his ^decessors, received and had the smale Tythes 
w th in the same Towne, as belonging to the said Viccarage, 
worth p ann ffower pounds, or thereabouts ; And that the 
Tyth Corne w th in the said Towne hath bine received and 
gathered by the ffarm rs vnder the provost and Schollers of 
the said Colledge, and is worth p Ann ffiftie poundes, or 
thereabouts. 

Windle. WEE present that the said Towne of Windle is w th in the 
pish of Prescott, and that the smale tythes w th in the same 
Towne have beene received and gathered by the said 
M T Day, Deceased, and his f?deccesso rs , and are worth p ann 
about ffoure pounds, and that the Tyth Corne w th in the said 
Towne^ hath bine receiued and gath'ed by the ffarmo 1 ' 3 vnd r 
the Provost and Schollers of the said Colledge, and are worth 



PRESCOT PARISH. 73 

p arm nifty pounds, or thereabouts ; And that there is a 

Chappell w th in the same Towne, called S* Ellen [St. Helen's] 

Chappell, scituate in Hardshaw, w th in Windle afforesaid, 

distant from the said pish Church of Prescott Three statute 

myles and a qua't r , and a halfe q'ter, and that there is not 

any other Church or Chappell nearer vnto them ; And that 

the Towneshipp of Parr, and pt of the Towneshipp of 

Sutton, and the nearest pt of the TownePP of Eccleston are 

fitt to bee annexed to the said Chappell, called S* Ellin 

Chappell, together w th the TownePP of Windle, are fitt to bee 

made a pish, and that M r RicJiard Mawdisley 1 is Minist r 

and teacher att the said Chappell, and came in by the ffree 

choyce and ellection of the Inhabitants w th in the said 

Chappellry; And that hee hath had for some tymes past 

fforty pounds p anri paid him out of the Sequestracons 

in Derby hundred, in part of his sallary ; And now hee hath 

his mainteynance by the gratuity of his hearers in Addicon 

to the sume of foure pounds twelve shillings and fToure pence, 

being the Intrest of seuall sumes of Mony given towards the 

manteynance of a Minist r att the same Chappell, and that 

the said M r Mawdesley is a painfull Minist r , and doth serue 

his Cure dilligently vpon the Lords dayes ; but Thursday, the 

13 th day of this instant June, being appoynted by Act of 

pliam* for a ffast day of Humiliacon, hee did not obserue ; 

And the Tyth Corne belonging vnto the Kinges Colledge in 

Cambridge hath bine vnd 1 ' Sequestracon for the Delinquency 

of James Erie of Derby, being the ffarmo r of the said Tythes ; 

And wee beleeue the lease is ended. The howses hereafter 

menconed, lying in Eccleston afforesaid, and nearest vnto 

S* Ellin Chappell, of any Church or Chappell wee conceiue 

fittest to bee annexed vnto the Chappell afforesaid ; vidzt, 

Richard Hollands, Willm. Woods, John Tunstalls, Henry 

Longroes, Willm. Bibbie, Robte Cropp, Katherine Heskin, 

Richard Bretherton, Robte Tyrer, George Rainford, Hagh 

Webster, John Cow ley, Andrew Tailor, Raph Holland, John 

Cowley, Edward Potts, George Lyon, Henry Prescott, Fosters 

howse, Thomas Lyon, John Barrow, Willm. H ought on, Anne 

1 " Richard Maudsley, pastor at Ellens," signed " The Agreement of 
the People." 



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LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



Tarbucke, Denton howse, Thomas Kenyan, Henry Webster, 
Leonard Tyrer, James Lyon, John Trauese, John Trauese 
Jun, Ackers howse, as alsoe pt of the Inhabitants of 
Haydocke, forrSly in the pish of Winwicke, as followeth ; 
vidzt, Thomas Kenion, Willm. Hurst, Widow Arrowsmith, 
James Godson, Will Bate, and Peet T Leyland. 

Parr. WEE present that Parr is a towne within the parish of 

Prescott, being distant from the said pish Church of Prescott 
ffoure Statute myles and a quar r , and from S* Ellens Chapell 
one statute myle and a halfe, w ch is the nearest to it ; and wee 
conceaue the Towne of Parr fitt to be annexed to the pish 
of S* Ellen Chappell, and it to bee made a pish Church ; 
And wee present the Tythes w th in the Towneshipp of Parr 
is worth fforty pounds p ann, w ch is Due vnto the Kings 
Colledge in Cambridge, and the smale tythes are worth 
ffiftie shillings p ann, and are due to the Viccar of Prescott. 

Sutton. WEE alsoe present that Sutton is a Towne w th in the parish 
of Prescott, and is distant from the parish Church of Prescott 
two statute myles, and the west syde and the east syde of 
Sutton is distant from the pish Church of Prescott fyve statute 
myles, And the north syde thereof distant from S* Ellens 
Chappell but a hundred roods ; And wee conceaue it fitt to 
bee ioyned to the pish of S* Ellens, saving Browne Hedge 
and Henginge [Hanging] Bridge ; And alsoe the South syde, 
distant from S* Ellens Chappell three statute myles, And 
from Farneworth Church Three myles. Wee psent the Tyth 
Corne w th in Sutton to bee worth Seaventy pounds p ann, 
Due to the Kings Colledge of Cambridge ; And the smale 
tythes to bee worth Six pounds p ann, due to the Viccar of 
Prescott ; And that there is one Gleabe land in the possession 
of Robt. Greenehalgh, worth ffyve shillings p ann, belonging to 
the Kings Colledge of Cambridge, And one acre more of 
the same gleebland in the possession of John Tarbocke of 
Sutton, worth One shilling eight pence p ann ; And that 
there is six acres of Colledge land, late in the possession of 
Thomas Ellom of Sutton, Deceased, worth Twenty shillings 
p ann, and Latly paid by the said Ellom vnto M r Fazakerley 
of Kirkby. 



HUYTON AND PRESCOT PARISHES. 75 

WEE also present that there are Three townes w th in the Hyt 
parish of Hyton [Huyton], vidzt, Hayton [Huyton] cu Robie 
[Roby], Knowsley, and Tarbocke [Torbock] ; And that the 
said Townes for the most pt are not aboue one statute myle 
and a halfe distant from the said pish Church of Hyton 
[Huyton], by reason whereof wee find and say it is fitt to 
bee continued together, and no necessity of any Chapell to 
bee built; And wee find that the Imppriacon of the Tythes 
w th in the Townes afforesaid are worth One hundred and ffifty 
pounds p arm : there is one Viccarage fJsentative w th in the said 
pish, which is worth p Ann Tenn pounds. As alsoe Eighty 
pounds deducted from the Imppriacon afforesaid, w ch is in the 
hands of M r Will Bell, the pastor, And is paid to the said 
M r Bell as a Minister Itinerant w th in this County, by M r 
Pollard, the receiv r of the revenues of the Duchy of Lancasf. 
There are alsoe chieffe rents worth ffower shillings p ann ; the 
ppriato r and possesso r of the Imppriacon afforesaid is Richard 
Lord Viscount Mollyneux ; the pffitts and beneffitts of the 
Viccarage afforesaid is in the hands of M r Lawrence Starkie; 
And the psent Incumbent att the same pish Church of Hyton 
[Huyton], is M T Willm. Bell, a man well qualiffyed for 
all pts, and a godly studious preaching Minist r , who came 
into that place by the free Ellection of the people, and 
Approbacon of the Parliamente. 

WEE present that there is a pochiall Chappell w th in Fame- Widnes en 

worth in Widnes w th in the parish of Prescott, and it is distant 

from the said Chappell to the said pish Church of Prescott 

ffoure statute myles and three quart 19 , and foure statute myles 

and vpwards to the Chappell of Sonkey [Sankey], w ch are 

the nearest adiacent Churches and Chappells, soe that wee 

thinke fitt that the said Chappell of Farneworth should bee 

made a pish Church, and that these howses hereaf r menconed 

being nearer to the said Chappell then any other, and lying 

w th in Rainhill, are fitt to bee annexed to it; vzt, Henry 

Sutton, Will String fellow, Robt. Whittlow, Ann Lancast r , 

Widow, Thomas Mercer sen., Will Potter, Thomas Deane, 

^homas Ackers, Will m Parr, Thomas Mercer Junior, Richard 

\ckers, John Ackars, Will Ackars, Thomas Wainwright, 

Laivrence Ley ; And that the Tyth Corne within the said 



76 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Towne is the Inheritance of the Kings Colledge in Cambridge, 
and enioyed by their Leosoes 1 and ffarmo rs , w ch is worth p ann 
Seaventy pounds, and hath forrSly bine farmed by the Earle 
of Derby, and now is sequestred for his Delinquency ; And 
that M T Willm. Garner foriSly supplyed the Cure att 
ffarnworth afforesaid, and had ffifty pounds p ann for his 
sallury, paid by M T Peeter Ambrose out of the Sequestracon 
afforesaid ; And for the f!sent there is none that supplyeth 
the Cure there, In respect, there is but Three pounds six 
shillings eight pence p ann, w ch is allowed by Pattent out of 
the Revenues of the Dutchy of Lanc r for the preaching 
Minist r there ; And one Donatiue of Tenn pounds geven by 
Thomas Vause, late of Garston, deceased, the interest of w ch 
goes to the vse of the Manteynance of a paching Minist r att 
Farneworth ; And the smale Tythes belong to the Viccar att 
Prescott, being worth Nyne pounds p ann, or thereabouts, 
one Tyme w th another ; And some smale Tythes belonging 
to the Earle of Derby, amounting to the sume of ffyve 
shillings p ann. 

Bold. WE alsoe present that Bold is a Towneshipp w th in the pish 

of Prescott, and is fyve statute myles distant from the pish 
Church of Prescott afforesaid, and from Farnworth Chappell 
but about halfe a statute myle, soe that wee conceiue that 
Farnworth Chappell should be made a pish Church ; And 
Bold afforesaid annexed to it, saueing certaine families taken 
from Bold by Burton wood and Sankey ; And that there is 
one Donatiue of ffyve pounds, the interest whereof is given 
by John Marsh, of Bold, for the vse of a paching Minist r att 
Farneworth ; And wee psent that the Tythe Corne w th in Bold 
afforesaid belongs to the Kings Colledge in Cambridge, and 
is worth p ann Seaventy six pounds, and was forrnly farmed by 
the Earle Q{ Derby, and is now sequestred for his Delinquency 
and the whytt tyth belonging to the Viccar of Prescott 
amount to the sume of ffower pounds p ann, excepting the 
smale tyth w th in the Demesne of Bold, and the tyth of hempe 
and flax, pigg, goose, and haie w th in the Lordship of Bold 
the Tyth of hempe, flax, pigg,. and goose w th in, Cuerdley, and 

1 Lambeth MS. gives " Lessees.* 



ton. 



PRESCOT PARISH. 77 

the Tyth of Hempe and fflax w tu in Sutton and Sankey, w ch 
the said M r Bold and his Ancestors haue ^tended a Ascrip- 
tion for, and pay for the same ffourty shillings p ann to the 
Viccarr of Prescott, and is worth p ann in kind ffyve 
pounds. 

WEE present that there are two hamells, called Cuerdley Cuerdley 
and Cronton, w th in the pish of Prescott, w ch make but one cumCron " 
Towne, w ch are distant from the Chappell of ffarneworth 
one myle and a quart r , for the most pt Three hundred and 
twenty poles to the myle; And that ffarneworth Chappell 
is fitt to bee made a pish, and the Townes of Cuerdley and 
Cronton afforesaid to bee annexed to it ; and the Tyth Corne 
of the Townes afforesaid are worth p Ann ffiftye foure 
pounds, belonging to the Kings Colledge in Cambridge, 
and fonSly farmed by the Earle of Derby, and now vnd r 
Sequestracon for his Delinquency, and the smale Tythes 
belong to the Viccarage of Prescott, and worth Six pounds 
p ann, and lykewise the Tyth hay of Cuerdley, Elleven 
shillings and Sixpence p anfi, w ch the tefints there clames to 
pscribe for, worth in kind Thirty shillings p ann. 

WEE doe present that the Towne and Hamlett of Ditton is Ditton. 
within the parish of Prescott, and is distant from the said 
pish Church ffowre myles and vpwards, but is only distant 
from Farnworth Church a myle and a halfe, for the most 
part, or thereabouts, att 320 poles to the myle ; And that 
Farneworth Chappell is fitt to bee made a pish Church, and 
the Towne of Ditton afforesaid to bee annexed to it ; and 
that the Tyth Corne of the Towne afforesaid is worth 
Thirty pounds p ann, and belongs to the Kings Colledge in 
Cambridge, and fornily farmed by the Earle of Derby, and 
now vnder Sequestracon for his Delinquency ; and the smale 
tythes thereof belong to the Viccar of Prescott, and worth 
p anfi ffower pounds, and hath no Donatiues nor other 
proffitts belonginge to it. 

WEE present that the Townes of great Sankey and Penketh Penketh 
are w th in the pish of Prescott, and that the Inhabitants within ' 
the said Towneshipps have lately, of their owne Cost and 



78 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Charges, errected and built a Chappell w th in Sankey afforesaid, 
in respect they are distant from the said pish Church of 
Prescott Eight Statute myles or thereabouts, from Fame- 
worth Church foure myles or thereabouts, and from War- 
rington Church three myles and a halfe or thereabouts. In 
respect of w ch wee conceaue and j3sent, That it is fitt that the 
said Chappell of Sankey shalbee made a pish ; And wee alsoe 
say and psent that the Tyth Corne within the said Townes 
of Sankey and Penketh belong to two seuall pties, whereof 
that pt w ch belonges to the Kings Colledge in Cambridge, and 
forrSly farmed by the Earle of Derby, and now vnd r Seques- 
tracon for his Delinquency, is worth ffifty one pounds p ann ; 
And that pt of Tyth Corne w ch belongs to Gilbte Ireland, 
Esq r , out of Sankey afforesaid, is worth p ann fourteene 
pounds ; And that the smale Tythes w th in the same Townes 
belongs to the Viccar of Prescott, and worth p ann ffyve 
pounds, w th the Tyth of hempe and fflax, w th in the Towne of 
Sankey, w ch M r Bold clames to hould by Ascription. These 
howses hereafter menconed, wee psent fitt to bee taken from 
Litle Sankey, in the pish of Warrington, and annexed vnto 
the pish of Great Sankey ; victzt, Randle Barnes, Raph Banks, 
Richard Barrow, Richard Devisse ; And lykewise wee find 
fitt these howses in Bold hereafter menconed, fitt to bee 
vnited vnto the said pish, vz* ; Barrow Hall, Richard Hattons, 
Thomas Wainewright, Willm. Tailor, Thurstan Horrobin, 
John B(anner l ), Henry Horrobin, Will Marsh, John B(rich*) t 
Thurstan B(rich 1 )? John Sir ing fellow, Henry Darbishire, 
Richard Ackers ; And from Cuerdley, Richard Jenings, M r 
Saxsmith, John Leigh, Gilbt Warburton, John Johnson, and 
from Burtonwood Gerrard Heyes, 

Rainford. WEE doe present that there is a Chappell within Rainforth 
afforesaid, in the pish of Prescott, w ch is distant from the said 
pish Church of Prescott Six or Seaven statute myles, and 
from S* Ellen [St. Helen's] Chappell, w th in the said pish, 
ffoure myles, 320 poles to the myle ; from Billing Chappell, in 
Wigan pish, Three myles and a halfe, and from Holland 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 This name and the preceding one should probably be Birch. 



PRESCOT PARISH. 79 

Church about ffower statute myles ; and there is not any 
howses of (habitation 1 ) w th in two myles Distance of the said 
Chappell of Rainforth, but what (houses 1 ) are scituate within 
the said Towne of Rainforth ; And that M r Timothy Smith 
doth now officiate as Minist r there, and is the f!sent Incumbent 
there, and [is an 2 ] orthodox godly preaching Minist r , and 
came into the said place by the consent of the Chapellrie, 
and forrSly received for his sallary The sume of fforty pounds 
p Ann, Allowed to the said Chappell out of the Sequestracons ; 
And wee do alsoe f)sent that there is a stocke of Three 
score pounds, or thereabouts, given by seuall psons deceased, 
for the vse of a Minister att the said Chappell, and for want 
of such a Minist r att the said Chappell, the vse thereof to goe 
to the vse of the poore of the same Towne. The tyth Corne 
of the said Towneshipp hath heretofore beene paid to the 
Kings Colledge in Cambridge, and there farm rs , being worth 
fforty pounds p ann, and beene farmed forrSly by the Earle of 
Derby, and Sequestred for his Delinquency, and putt for the 
vse of the State ; And that the smale Tythes of the said 
Towne hath bine yearlie paid to the Viccar of Prescott, being 
worth Three pounds Six shillings and Eight pence p ann, or 
thereabouts ; And that there is a Chappell yard belonging 
to the said Chappell, vpon w ch is errected a smale pcell of 
building called the Chappell Chamber, wherein the Minist r 
of the said Chappell did sometime Hue, and was sometymes 
heretofore vsed for a Schoole-house ; And now in possession 
of Raph Smith during the Townes pleasure. 

AND lastly Wee doe fJsent and thinke it meet, fitt and 
requisite that all and every the seuall Churches and Chappells 
that may bee devyded from one to anoth r , or made pishes, 
And are before in these or any of these psentments menconed, 
shalbee proporconably seperated, devyded, and seuered by 
mates and bounds to distinguish the ^cincts and liberties of 
the said pishes and Chappellries, and that such Towneshipps 
and Hamletts as lye betwixt any two of the said Churches 
and Chappells shal be devyded soe as the Inhabitants may be 



1 Lambeth MS. 

2 These words are omitted in the original and Lambeth MS. 



So 



LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



members of such of them as is nearest, and not necessitated 
to Travell further for the benefitt of Gods Ordinance then is 
requisitt. 



GEORGE IRELAND (L.S.) 
WILLM. MARSH (L.S.) 

WILLM NAILOR (L.S,) 

JOHN ACKERS \ n ~. 

his Marke j ( 
JOHN MossE 1 (L.S.) 

HENRY ORME (L.S.) 

JOHANNES DUNBABIN (L.S.) 
ROBTE VocE 2 (L.S.) 



MARE 3 
WILLM BISPHAM 
THOMAS ORRELL 
THOMAS HOURNE 
THO. MARSH 
WILLM GLOVER 
HENRY KENNRICKE 

MlCHAELL BEYSLEY 4 

THOMS PLOMBE 



J. ATHERTON (L.S.) 

THO. BIRCHE (L.S.) 

ROBT. MAWDESLEY (L.S.) 

THO. CUBHAM (L.S.) 

PETER HOLT (L.S.) 5 



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Hundred Inquisico Indentat capt apud Wigan in Com Lane coram 
de Derby. R i co Standish, Johne Atherton, Jacobo Asheton, Alexandria 
Barlow, Thoma Birch, Robto Mawdesley, Johne Hartley, Aris., 
Et Thoma Cubham et Robto Glest, gen, Comissionar virtute 
cujusdem Comissionis sub sigillo magno Angliae eisdem et 
alijs Comissionar in eadem noiat die Saturnia, vidzt, Vicesimo 
secundo die Junij Anno dni Millessimo sexcentesimo et quin- 
quagesimo p sar\imEdriffazakerley de Maghull, gefi ; Samuell 
Aspinnall de Toxteth pke, gen ; Johis Boare de Ayntree, 
geii ; Robti Turner de ffazakerley, gefi ; Willi de Smith de 
Derby, gefi; Rid Blackmore de Kirkdall [Kirkdale], gefi; 
Rid Crosse de Mellinge, gefi ; Jacobi Tyrer de fformbye, gefi ; 
Rid Halsall de fford, gen ; Willi Hunt de Magna Crosby, 
gefi ; Anthonij Wetherby de Lunt, gen; Henrid Aspinnall de 
Magno Crosby, gefi ; Thome Pye de Lideate, gefi ; Willmi 

1 Page 65, " John Vause." 2 Page 65, " Robert Vause." 

3 Page 65, " William Man." 4 Page 65, " Michael Beesley." 

5 All plain Seals except that of T. Birche, which shows a fragment of 
a fleur-de-lys. 



WALTON-ON-THE-HILL PARISH. 8 1 

Wilson de Lideate, gefi ; Johni Johnson de Melling, gen ; 
Rid Atherton de Kirkby, gefi, et Edri Chambers de Lev'poole, 
gen, pbo:p et legal homifi Com pd Jur. Qui dicunt et fJsentant 
in his verbis anglicanis sequentibus, vidzt : 

WEE present and find that there is within the Towneshipp Walton 
of Walton cu Fazakerley an ancient pish Church called 
Walton Church, and a psonage howse and lands thereunto 
belonging, of the value of ffower pounds two shillings and 
flower pence p ann, and Tythes within the said Towneshipp 
of the yearly value of Three score and fyve pounds twelve 
shillings and ffower pence p ann, belonging and in the 
possession of M T Will Ward, f?sent Incumbent there, who 
doth supply the Cure and is a godly able Minist 1 . There is 
also one other howse called the Viccarage, w th a yard, orchard, 
and garden thereunto belonging, of the yearly value of Thirty 
shillings, in the possession of M T Nevill Key? the f!sent 
Viccar there, who is also a godly able Minister. 

WEE alsoe present and find that there is in Toxteth parke Toxteth 
a Chappell called Toxteth Chappell, and that M r Haggon 1 smithon 
is Minist 1 there, and is an appved Minist r , and hath for his [Toxteth 
Sallary or manteynance the pmtts of the Tyths of the said don]. 
Town or hamell, w ch wee conceiue to be worth nearly fforty 
ffyve pounds p ann, and an Addiconal sume of Tenn pounds 
from M T Ward, Rector of Walton ; And that the said Chap- 
pell of Toxteth pke is farr distant from any other Church or 
Chappell, and therefore wee thinke it very fitt to bee made a 
pish, and that these howses in Aighburgh [Aigburth], forrSly 
w th in the pish of Childwall, to bee added vnto it, vidzt, John 
Walworths, Thomas Seddon, Richard Fisher, Raph Whittfeld, 
Nehemiah Bretter, John Holland, George Lawrenson. 

WEE also present within the said pish of Walton there Kirkby. 
is an ancient pochiall Chappell called Kirkby Chappell, and 

1 The Vicar's name was Neville Kaye. 

2 Toxteth Park, though situate in the parish of Walton, has, until 
quite recently, been considered "extra parochial." [See Lancaster 
Parish.] 

8 This name should be Huggins or Huggin. 

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82 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

that the said Chappell is distant from there said pish Church 
fYoure myles and a halfe, and from Melling Chappell within 
the pish of Halsall nere two myles, and from any other 
Church or Chappell foure myles att least; and that the 
present pffitts belonging to Kirkby Chappell is a litle howse 
and Orchard, A Chappell yard, and a Litle Croft about 
Three rood land, all worth p anfi Twelve shillings fower 
pence ; And that the Tythes of the said Towne of Kirkby 
are worth nifty two pounds Tenn shillings p anfi, Whereof 
the Minist r there hath had after the rate of fforty one pounds 
six shillings eight pence p anii, and M r Kay, Viccar att 
Walton, hath had Twenty three shillings and ffower pence, 
and that M r8 Clare, the wiffe of Docto r Clare, forrSly Rector of 
Walton, and a delinquent hath had the rest allowed her for 
a (ffifth) 1 pt; And wee psent that M r Pickering, the late 
Minist r of Kirkby afforesaid, hath left his Cure there, and 
the place as yett vacant ; And wee doe conceiue it fitt that 
Kirkby Chappell bee made a pish Church, and that there 
is a smale hamlett called Simonswood about two myles dis- 
tant from Kirkbie, [from] w ch hath formly bine paid the yearly 
rent of Three pounds one shilling and fower pence to the 
Rector of Walton for Tyth Corne and Hay. And alsoe they 
vsually haue paied to the Rector of Walton, Tyth Wooll and 
Lambe in kind, worth p anfi one pound, and alsoe the said 
Simonswood have vsually paid to the afforesaid Kirkbie the 
yearly due of Eight shillings for seuall lifoties they hold in the 
Chappelrie of Kirkbie ; Alsoe they have vsually paid to the 
Viccarr of Walton tyth hempe and flax, the value and 
worth about ffoure shillings p anfi ; And in regard the said 
Simonswood is nearer to Kirkbie, wee think it fitt to bee 
joyned to Kirkbie, and so made pcell of the said parish. 

WEE present that in Formby, w th in the pish of Walton, 
there is an Ancient pochiall Chappell, called Formby 
Chappell, And that M 1 'John Walton is the jpsent Incumbent 
there, and supplyes the Cure, and is an honest godly Minist 1 '; 
And wee doe find the pffttts of the said Towneshipp to bee 
for a Cottage Twelue pence p anfi. The tythes in the said 

1 Lambeth MS. 



WALTON-ON-THE-HILL PARISH. 83 

Towne are worth Three score and tenn pounds p ann, w ch the 
said M r Walton hath and receive th for his Salury, and payeth 
out of the same Tenn pounds p anfi vnto the said wyffe of 
Doctor Clare, according to an Order of the Hon ble Comittee 
of plundred Ministers ; and wee doe find the said Towne of 
Formby to bee eight myles from their pish Church, and two 
myles Distant from any other Church or Chappell, and wee 
therefore thinke it fitt to bee a pish of it selfe. 

WEE doe present that the Towne of Everton is within the Everton. 
pish of Walton, and that the Tythes of the same Towne are 
worth Sixteene pounds p anfi ; And that M r Kay, Viccarr 
of Walton, receiveth mfteene pounds and fifteene shillings 
yearly of the said Tythes, and M r Ward, who supplyes the 
Cure att Walton, together w th the said M r Kay, receiveth 
ffyve shillings, the remaind r thereof for the smale tythes in 
Everton. 

WEE present that in West Darbye there is an anncient West Dar- 
Chappell within the said pish of Walton, called Derby y 
Chappell, and distant from any Church or Chappell Three 
myles and vpwards, and the Tythes of the said Towneshipp 
are worth One hundred and fforty pounds p anfi, Two pts of 
w ch tythes are paid to M T Ward, Minist r att Walton, and a 
Third pt to M r Norcott, 1 a godly Minist r who supplies the 
Cure att the said Chappell of Derby, and wee thinke it fitt 
to bee made a pish Church ; and wee find it convenient and 
needfull that there should be a Church errected and built in 
or neare Prescott laine [Lane], within West Derby afforesaid, 
for the vse of the Inhabitants there, They being two myles 
distant from any Church or Chappell. 

WEE doe present that Kirkdale is a Towneshipp w th in Kirkdale. 
Walton pish, and the* The tythes of the same Towne are 
worth Twenty eight pounds p ann, and M r Ward, Minist r of 
Walton, receiueth the pffitts of the said tythes, except about 

1 William Norcott signed the " Harmonious Consent, &c.," in 1648, 
being the " minister at West Derby." 

2 Lambeth MS. has "and that the tythes." 

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84 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Thirty shillings in smale tythes and Dues w ch Viccar Kay 
receiveth, and the said Towne lyeth neare the pish Church of 
Walton, and is fitt to be continued pcell of the said pish of 
Walton for the ease of the Inhabitants. 

WEE present and find that in the Towne and Burrough 
of Liupoole, w th in the said pish of Walton, There is an 
anncient pochiall Chappell, called Liupoole Church, and 
neither psonage nor Viccarage thereunto belonginge, and 
that M T John ffogg?- a godly painfull Minister, supplyes 
the Cure there, and came in by Elleccon of the Maior and 
Comon Councell, and that the said M T Fogg receiues for 
his Sallary all the beniffitt of the Tythes growing and 
aryseing w th in the Lifcties and f!cincts of the said Towne by 
an Order of the Comittee of plundred Minist rs , w ch Tythes 
are of the yearly value of Seaventy ffyve pounds p Ann ; 
Alsoe hee further receiues the sume of Tenn pounds p anfi 
by way of Augmentacon from Walton, or the Recto r thereof, 
and also the anncient yearly Allowance of ffower pounds 1 5 s . 
yearly from the receiv r of the late kings revenues fforth of 
the publique receipts of the same Revenues, save and except 
that the said M r Fogg payes out of the Tythes of Liupoole 
Elleaven pounds Tenn shillings vnto Doctor Clares wiffe, 
according to an Order of the honno rble Comittie of plundred 
Minist rs ; And wee Doe find that the said pochiall Chappell 
is farr remote from any other Church or Chappell, and 
therefore doe conceiue itt fitt to bee made a pish of it selfe. 

Bootle cu WEE alsoe present and find that the Towneshipp of Bootle 
cu Lynaker, lyeth within the parish of Walton, and hath no 
Ecclesticall beneffitts (except the Tythes, w ch wee conceiue 
to bee worth Thirteene pounds six shillings and eight pence 
p ann in the towne of Bootle, and that M r Ward receiues 
the proffitts of the said Tythes ; And wee fynd the Tythes 
of Linaker to bee worth Six pounds thirteene shillings and 
ffoure pence p anfi ; And that the -said M T Key [Kay], Viccarr 

1 Baines and the late Canon Raines have mis-read this name. John 
ffogge, not Hogg, is the name ; it is appended both to the "Agreement 
of the People" and to the " Harmonious Consent." 



WALTON-ON-THE-HILL AND SEPHTON PARISHES. 85 

of Walton, receiues the pffitts of the said Tythes, and Tenn 
shillings more out of Bootle ; And wee doe find the said 
Towneshipp of Bootle and Linaker to lye neare vnto their 
pish Church of Walton, not aboue two myles distant, and 
therefore doe conceiue it fitt to bee continued pt of the said 
pish of Walton. 

WEE present that there is within the towneshipp of Sephton Sephton 
an ancient pish Church, called Sefton Church, and a psonage 
howse and glebeland worth fforty shillings p ann, the psent 
Incumbent being M T Joseph Tompson, an able and godly 
Minist r , painfull in his Cure and dilligent in obseruing such 
Dayes as haue beene sett apart by the pliam*, either for 
ffasts, or Dayes of thanksgiving, his Sallary being as fol- 
loweth ; vidzt, th'affore menconed psonage howse and glebe ; 
The Tythes and pffitts of Sephton, Netherton, and Lunt, 
worth p anil Seaventy pounds ; The tythes pffitts of Thornton 
in Sephton pish, worth Twenty pounds p ann ; The Tythes and 
proffitts of Litherland,Orrell, fford, and Ay ntry [Aintree], worth 
Sixty ffower pounds p anil ; The tythes and pffitts of Ince 
Blundell and Litle Crosbie [Little Crosby], worth Nyntie two 
pounds and Tenn shillings p ann. The said M T Joseph Tompson 
payeth to M rt Moreton, wiffe of Doctor Morton, a Delinquent, 
late Rector of Sephton, a ffift pt of the said pffitts according 
to an order from the Comittee ; And in regard of the 
largnes of the parish, The Church alsoe standing att one 
syde of the pish, we conceiue it convenient and ffitt that two 
Churches bee built for the wor^P of God w th in the said pish, 
and to bee made pishes, The one in or neare Ince Blundell, 
The other in or neare Litherland, both places being well 
scituated for convenyency of many Inhabitants, and distant 
ffrom any Church or Chappell Two myles and vpwards, the 
want of such Churches being the cause of Loytering and 
much Ignorance and poperie. 

WEE present and find within the said pish of Sephton, Magna 
there is an ancient Litle Chappell well scituated, the $sent 
Incumbent being M r John Kidd, an Able Minist r , who hath 
for his Sallary the Tythes of the said place, being worth 
Thirty pounds p ann, Except a fifth pte, which the said 



86 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

M T Kidd payeth to the said M r * Moreton, according to an 
Order from the Comittee of plundred Minist rs , The said 
Chappell being Three myles from any Church or Chappell ; 
and wee conceiue fitt to (be 1 ) made a pish. 

Halsail. WEE doe present and find that within the Towneshipp ot 
Halsall there is an ancient pish Church called Halsail Church, 
and that M r Thomas Johnson is Minist 1 ' att the said Church, 
and is an able Minist r , and hath for his Salary a psonage 
howse and glebe lands worth Eight pounds p ann, the rent 
of tennts w dl hould glebe lands Twenty three shillings Tenn 
pence p ann ; the Tyth within the said Towneshipp is worth 
Sixtie pounds p anfi ; The Tyth of Snape, every other year 
belonging to Halsall, is worth Twenty fyve pounds p anfi ; 
the said M T Johnson receiueth more for his Salury, forth of 
Downe holland and Lidyate [Lydiate] out of the Tyth One 
hundred pounds, and from Thomas Goard* of Lydiate for a 
Cottage and tyth barne yord Two shillings and six pence ; 
And forth of th'affore menconed sumes the said M T Johnson 
payes to M rs Traues [Trams], wiffe to Peet r Traues [Trams], 
a Delinq*, late Recter of Halsall, the sume of Twenty pounds 
p ann, by an Order of the Comittie of plundred Minist rs ; 
And wee further find that those rented glebe lands before 
menconed, according to the true value, is worth six pounds 
fyve shillings p ann. 

Mailing. WEE present that in the Towneshipp of Melling, within the 
parish of Halsall, There is an Anncient pochiall Chappell, 
with a fFaire yord well walled out, called Melling Chappell, 
and alsoe a Mansion howse with glebe lands worth Three 
pounds p anii, one other pcell of glebe land wo th Tenn 
shillings p ann, rented att Three shillings p ann by John 
Aspinall. And wee find the Tyths of the said Towneshipp 
of Melling to bee worth Threescore pounds p ann ; All w ch 
said Tythes, glebe, and rent of 3 s is the Salary of M r John 
Mullenson? present Minister there, who payes to the said 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 This should probably be Goore. A John Goore founded a charity in 
Lydiate in 1669. 

3 "The Harmonious Consent " gives "John Mallinson, min, of God's 



HALSALL PARISH. 87 

M n Traves [Travis] the tenth p* thereof by Order of the 
Comittee of plundred Minist rs ; and the said M r Mallenson 
supplyes the Cure, being an able godly Minist r , and came 
in by Ellection of the Towneshipp. Wee find the said 
Chappell distant from their pish Church of Halsall Seaven 
myles & vpward, and from any other Church or Chappell a 
myle and a halfe, and therefore wee thinke it fitt to bee made 
a pish. 

WEE alsoe present and find within the Towneshipp of Lid 
Lideatt [Lydiate] the tyths and one smale Cottage of two 
shillings sixpence, worth p anfi ffifty pounds ; and taking 
into consideracon the remoatenes of the said Towneshipp of 
Lideat [Lydiate] from another Church or Chappell, being 
the nearest pt distant from the pish Church Three myles, 
and a place w ch wee conceiue convenient for a Church to bee 
built, is full two myles from any Church or Chappell ; and 
wee conceiue Lideat [Lydiate] and pt of Downeholland fitt 
to bee a pish and annexed to that new built Church. 

WEE present and find that within the towneshtpp ofDowne 
Down-holland the tythes there to be worth ffifty pounds S^? 
p anfi, being pt of the Salary of the said M r Johnson p r holland]. 
menconed. 

WEE alsoe present and find that within the Townshipp of Maghull. 
Maghull there is an anncient Chappell called Male Chappell, 1 
within the pish of Halsall, and about a rood land of ground 
lying about the said Chappell, fitt to bee enioyed therewi th ; 
And in regard the remotenes of the said Chappell from any 
other Church, wee thinke itt fitt to bee made a pish. And 
wee find the Cure there to bee supplyed by M T Will Aspinall, 
a painfull and godly Minist r , who hath for his Salary the 
Tythes of the said Towne of Maghull, being worth ffifty 
pounds p anfi, out of w ch he paies to the said M Trattes 
[Travis] a tenth pt of the said Tyth, according to order of 
the Comittie of plundred Minist rs . we find the distance 

Word at Mailing." This agrees with Calamy's Nonconformist Memo- 
rials. 
1 Maghull was anciently called " Male " or " Mail." 



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LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



from Halsall Church ffoure myles and a halfe, and from 
Melling one myle and a halfe, And wee doe present and 
thinke it fitt and requisitt That all and every the seuall 
Churches and Chappells that may bee devyded from one to 
another or made pishes, and are before in these or any of 
these presentments menconed, shalbee pportionablie sepe- 
rated, devyded, and severed by Mates and bounds to dis- 
tinguish the pcincts and liberties of the said pishes and 
Chappellries, and that such Towneshipps and Hamletts as lye 
betwixt any Two of the said Churches and Chappells shalbee 
Devyded soe as the Inhabitants may bee members of them 
as is nearest, and not necessitated to travell further for the 
benefitt of gods Ordinances then is requisitt. 



EDWARD FAZAKERLEY(L.S.) 
SAMUEL AspiNEAL 1 (L.S.) 
JOHN BowER 2 (L.S.) 

ROBERT TURNER (L.S.) 

his x marke 

WILLIAM SMITH (L.S.) 
RICHARD BLACKMORE(L.S.) 
RICHARD CROSSE (L.S.) 
JAMES TYRER (L.S.) 

his x marke 
EDW. CHAMBERS (L.S.) 



RICHARD HALSALL (L.S.) 

WILLIAM HUNT (L.S.) 

his x marke 

ANTHONY WETHERBY(L.S.) 

HENRY ASPINWALL (L.S.) 

his x marke 

THOMAS PYE (L.S.) 

WILLM WILSON (L.S.) 

JOHN JOHNSON (L.S.) 

RICH. ATHERTON (L.S.) 



THO. BIRCHE 
THO. CUBHAM 



Jo. ATHERTON (L.S.) 

(L.S.) Ri. STANDISHE 
(L.S.) JAMES ASHETON 



(L.S.) 



Hundred Inquisico indentat cap? apud Wigan, in Com Lane, coram 
' r y ' Rico Standish, Joke AtJierton, Jacobo Ashton, Alexandro 
Barlow, Thoma Birch, Robto Maudesley, Joke Hartley, Aris, et 
Thoma Cubham, et Robto Glest y gen ; Comissionar virtute 
cujusdem comissionis, sub sigillo magno Angliae eisdem et 
alijs Comissionar in eadm noiat r die Lune, vidz* vicesimo 

1 Aspinall. 

2 John Boare is the name given in the Commission. (See page 8,1.) 

3 All these are plain seals. 



ORMSKIRK PARISH. 89 

quarto die Junij, Anno Dni Milesimo sexcentesimo quinqua- 
gesimo, p sacrm Robti Biccarstaffe de Aughton, gen ; Olliveri 
Atherton de Biccarsteth [Bickerstaffe], gen ; Thome Scares- 
bricke de Scaresbricke, gen ; Rid Sompner de Scaresbricke, 
gen ; Rid West head de Lathom, gen ; Willi Withington de 
Burscough, gen ; Evani Swift de Skelmsdale, gen ; Henrid 
Ascroft de Biccarstath [Bickerstaffe], gen ; Nichi Woosie de 
Aughton, gen ; Willi Watkison de Northmeals [North Meols], 
gen ; Johis Gilbtson de eaetm, gen ; Johis Livesay de Alker 
[Altcar], gen ; Radi Tatlock de eadm, gen ; Edrii Yate de 
Scaresbricke, gen ; Johis Askcroft de Burscough, gen ; Johis 
Asmall [Aspinwall] de Skelnisdale, gen, et Evani Swift de 
Lathom, gen, pbo^ et legatm homiii Com f)d Jur. Qui dicunt 
et jJsentant sup sacrm in his verbis Anglicanis sequentib}, 
vidzt : 

WEE present and find that in the Markett Towne ofOrmskirke 
Ormskirke there is a pish Church called Ormskirke Church, [ rmskirk l 
and that there is a Viccarage howse, and about fower Acres 
of glebe land therevnto belonging, are worth ffyve pounds 
p anfi, and a Donatiue of Twenty shillings p ann giuen by 
M r James BlackUdge, late of London, Deceased, w ch issueth 
out of Certaine Lands in Lathom, in the possession of 
M r John Care, and that M r Will m Dunn is the Jsent Incum- 
bent, and supplyes the Cure, & is a pain 1 Aching Minist r , 
and hath for his Salary th'affore menconed pffitts of the 
Viccarage howse, glebe lands, and the said Donatiue of 
Twenty shillings ; And wee further fynd that hee hath ffiftie 
pounds more p anfi in Augmentacon out of the Sequestracon 
of Derby hundred, by Order of the Comittee of this County ; 
And wee psent that the Tythes in- the said Towne are worth 
ffourteene pounds p ann, w ch are Imppriated, and heretofore 
belonging to the Earle of Derby, and now sequestered and 
rec d for the publiques vse, and wee find, the tyth hay being 
pt of the said Tythes soe valued, being worth Thirty shillings 
p ann, is in Lease vnto Thomas Wainewright, Blacksmith, 
for 3 lyves, whereof two are yett in being ; And that there 
is one Chappell w th in the pish called Skaresbricke [Scaris- 
brick] Chappell, distant from the said Church Three myles 
and a halfe, new errected and built ; And that the said M r 



9O LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Dunn, formly out of the rents in fee farme to the Earle of 
Derby, hath received the yearly sume of Twenty one pounds 
as in pt of his Salary ; And that hee had nifty one pounds 
y r ly allowed him out of the Kings Revenue to be an Itenerant 
preacher w th in the County of Lancast r . 

Burscough. WEE alsoe present that the Towneshipp of Burscough 
lyeth w th in the pish of Ormskirke ; And that the Tythes of 
Corne w th in the said Towne? are worth fforty two pounds 
p ann, and the privy tythes of pigg, goose, lambe, and wooll, 
and oth r things are worth Twenty eight shillings p ann ; And 
that the Earle of Derby hath rec d the pffits of thaffore 
menconed Tythes, and clames the same by jJscripcon, and 
are now vnd r Sequestracon for the said Earles Delinquency, 
and rec d for the vse of the Comon Weall by the agents for 
Sequ^stracon ; And that the Tythes of hay w th in the same 
TownePP is worth fforty six shillings p anfi, or thereabouts, 
and that pt of the pffitts thereof to the value of Tenn 
shillings p ann were rec d by M r Thomas Hill, by Lease now 
expyred, and anoth 1 pt thereof to the value of Twenty 
shillings is rec d by Robte Withington, by Leases for Lyves 
from the Earle of Derby, whereof Two are in being, and now 
vnder Sequestracon for his recusancy, and that the residue 
thereof is receiued by Emanuell Morecroft, being to the value 
of Six shillings and eight pence, w ch hee alsoe houlds by 
Lease for lyves from the said Earle, whereof wee fynd one 
Lyffe in being ; And wee f)sent that wee find there are w th in 
the said Towneshipp of Burskough certain Lands called 
Abbey lands, fornily belonging to the Abbey of Burscough, 
w ch are in severall mens possessions, vidzt, pt of the said 
Lands houlden by the Earle of Derby, and now vnd r 
Sequestracon, and received for the vse of the Comon welth, 
being worth Twenty pounds p ann, and another pt of the 
said Lands houlden by S r Thomas Stanley, Barronett, of the 
yearly value of Twenty pounds, by Lease from yeare, 1 from 
the Late Lord Will Earle of Derby, Whereof Tenn years or 
thereabouts are yett in being, and anoth r pt of the said 
Lands houlden by S r Edward Wrightington as his owne 

1 So in the original. 



ORMSKIRK PARISH. 9! 

Inheritance as is attested of the yearly value of Three score 
and six pounds Thirteene shillings and fower pence or there- 
abouts, now in the possession of M r Alexand r Brears, and 
another pt of the said lands houlden by Cuthbert Halson 
[Halsall], and now vnder Sequestracon for his Delinquency 
and the pffitts rec d for the vse of the Comon wealth, being of 
the yearly value of six pounds Thirteene shillings and 
(ffoure 1 ) pence p anfi or thereabouts ; and anoth r pt of the 
said lands houlden in (the jointe or 1 ) seuall occupacons of 
Will Barton, John Barton, and Henry Barton, by Lease for 
lyves in esse, from the Earle of Derby, of the yearly value of 
Twenty pounds or aboue; Anoth r pt houlden by Anthony 
Beesley, and now vnd r Sequestracon (for the use of the 1 ) 
State, of the yearly value of fforty shillings or thereabouts ; 
(And another parte 1 ) of the said Abbey (lands 1 / houlden by 
(George Bennett 1 } lykewise under (sequestracon 1 ), and the 
pffitts rec d for the States vse, of the yearly value of fforty 
(shillings 1 ) or thereabouts ; and another pt of the said Abbey 
lands houlden by (M T William' 1 } Halsall, Esq r , by Lease 
from the Earle of Derby for Three lyves, whereof two lyves 
are in being, of the yearly value of Tenn pounds or there- 
abouts ; And wee doe furth r p!sent that wee find it needfull 
that there should bee a Chappell errected w th in Burschough 
[Burscough] in regard that the greatest pt of the said Towne 
is Three myles Distant from any Church or Chappell. 

WEE present that Lathom is a Towne within the pish of Lathom. 
Ormskirke, and that there is neither Church nor Chappell 
w th in the same Towne, but what is hereafter expressed. Wee 
psent that M r Henry Hill, and 2 orthodox and godly painfull 
Minist r , supplyes the Cure there, in a Chappell w th in the 
Manno r house or hall of Lathom for the psent ; and wee do 
conceaue that the Hospitall Chappell within the same Towne 
of Lathom is very ffitt to bee repaired and made a pish 
Church for the Inhabitants of Lathom afforesaid, for the 
Divine service of god ; And wee further find that the said M T 
Hill hath for his salary ffifty pounds p anfi, paid him by 
M r Peeter Ambrose, Agent for Sequestracons. And wee 

1 Lambeth MS. 2 So in the original. 



Q2 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

psent that the tythes within the said Towne? are worth about 
ffourescore pounds p ami, forrSly receiued by the Earle of 
Derby, And now vnder sequestracon for his delinquency, and 
rec d for the use of the State (excepting soe much tyth thereof 
as is worth p anfi Eight shillings or thereabouts, giuen out of 
some pt of the lands of M r Evan Blackledge vnto Richard 
Leyland of Lathom by the Earle of Derbie, but by Lease or 
how els wee cannot learne, and some other pt thereof worth 
xxj d p anfi or thereabouts, receiued by James Ascroft by Lease 
for lyves from the Earle of Derby in esse). 

Scares- WEE alsoe psent and find that the Towne?? of Scares- 

[Scaris- bricke is w th in the pish of Ormskirke, and that there is a new 
brick]. Errected Chappell scituate about the midle of the said 
Towne^, being remote from the said pish Church ffoure 
statute myles or thereabouts ; And M r Gai^in Barkley is 
jJsent Incumbent there and supplyes the Cure, An able 
orthodox and godly Aching Minist r , and of good lyffe and 
con9sacon, and hath for his Salary ffifty pounds p anfi from 
the State by an Order from the Honno'ble Comittee of 
plundred Minist rs ; And that the Tythes of Corne and the 
smale tythes w th in the same Towne are worth Three score 
and eight pounds and sixteene shillings p ann, family rec d by 
the Earle of Derby and claymed by Ascription, and now for 
his Delinquency vnder Sequestracon and rec d for the vse of 
the State; And that the, tythes of hay within the same 
Towne are worth Seaven pounds ffoure shillings p anfi or 
thereabouts, whereof Will Halsall, Esq r , houldeth of the 
said Tyth hay to the value of foure pounds sixteene shillings 
p anfi, And that Hector Mawdsley houldeth anoth r pt thereof 
to the value of Thirty shillings p anfi, And Robert Wor- 
thington houldeth another pt thereof to the value of Tenn 
shillings p anfi by Lease for lyves ffrom the Earle of Derby, 
whereof two lyves are in being, as appears on oath, And that 
John Allherton, ate Orion, houldeth the residue of the said 
Tyth hay to the value of Eight shillings p anfi or there- 
abouts ; And wee do further find that there is a litle hamlett 
called Snape, the tythes whereof every other yeare be- 
longeth to the said Towneshipe of Scaresbricke, and that 
the same Tyth of the same hamlett is worth Twentyffoure 



ORMSKIRK PARISH. 93 

pounds p arm, and the proffitts thereof the same yeare belong 
to Scaresbricke have bine rec d by the Earle of Derby, and 
now for his Delinquency vnd r Sequestracon and rec d for the 
vse of the State ; And wee psent that the said Chappell of 
Scaresbricke is fitt to bee made a pish Church, And that the 
Hamletts of Snape, Beskarr [Bescar], and Drumosdale [Drum- 
mersdale], ffleetstreet, Harleton Towne, and the Messuages 
and tenem ts of Jane Harrison weddow, Gabriell Ormshaw, 
Henry Carter, James Jackson, James Gorsuch gen, Henry 
Williamson als Olliverson, George Barton, Will Hulme, George 
Spenc r , Richard Mawdisley, and Henry Such, of Marton, the 
land called Muskar [Merscar], And all other howses, Manno, 
messuags, lands, and Tenem t3 betweene are neare vnto the 
said Chappell, and the before menconed boundery howses or 
w th in the circuit or circumference thereof are to bee added 
vnto the said new errected Chapell and to be made a pish, 
in regard the said Villages, howses, lands, and tenem ts before 
menconed, and all other howses and lands within the circu- 
ference are nearer vnto the said new errected Chappell in 
ffleetstreet afforesaid then vnto any other Church or Chappell 
whatsoever. 

WEE doe present alsoe that Bickerstaffe is a Towne within Biccar- 
the pish ofOrmskirke,and some pt thereof Distant from the pish [Bicker- 
Church six statute myles and a halfe, and from the Chappell staffe]. 
of Rainforth [Rainford], being the nearest Chappell, a Myle 
and a halfe from the nearest howse in Bickestaffe ; And wee 
Doe fsent that it is fitt there should be a Church errected 
and built w th in Biccerstaffe afforesaid, att a place called the 
nearer Halecroft [Hallcroft], lying nere vnto the hall of 
Bickersteth [Bickerstaffe] ; And wee doe alsoe find that the 
yearly Tyth Corne in Biccarstaffe afforesaid is receiued by 
Richard Duckinfeild of Ormskirke afforesaid, gen, who hath 
attested vpon Oath that hee hath a lease thereof for terme 
of his wyffes lyffe from the late Earle of Derby deceased, 
w th out any rent att all, w ch Tyth Corne wee find to bee 
worth Thirty pounds p anfi ; And wee further finde that the 
smale Tythes of pigg, goose, and lambe are worth Thirty 
shillings p Ann, w ch the Earle of Derby Claymeth by graunt 
from the late King James in the Seaventh yeare of his 



94 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Raigne, and are now sequestred for his Delinquency vnto the 
vse of the State, and soe is attested vpon Oathe. 

Skelms- WEE alsoe present and find that SkilrSsdale [Skelmerdale] 
[Sk^lmers- ' 1S a Towne w th in the parish of Ormskirke, and is distant from 
dale]. their pish Church flower statute myles and vpward, and from 
Lathom Chappell, Lying the nearest to it, three statute 
myles, And from Holland Church Three statute myles and 
vpwards ; And wee JJsent the necessity of a Chappell to bee 
errected within Skelmsdale afforesaid, where a Chappell was 
formly, And that the tyth of Corne w th in the same Towne is 
v worth Seaventeene pounds p anii, w ch M rs Margarett Marshall 
of Upholland houldeth and receiueth, as wee are informed, 
by guift from the late Earle or Countesse of Derby for 
tearme of her lyffe w th out paying any rent att all ; And wee 
find alsoe that the smale Tythes w th in the same Towne are 
worth Tenn shillings p ann, forrSly rec d by the Earle of 
Derby by graunt as afforesaid, And now Sequestred for his 
Delinquency for the vse of the State. 

Aughton. WEE present that the Towneshipp of Aughton is a Litle 
pish of itselfe, and that there is within the said Towneship a 
Church called Aughton Church, and a psonage howse w th 
barnes and out buildings thereunto belonging, as alsoe about 
Three acres of glebe land in the houlding of M r James 
Worrall, the now Incumbent, worth ffifty shillings p ann ; 
And wee further find that Hugh Charles of Aughton, yeoman, 
is now possessed of a Cottage and some smale pt of other 
glebe lands belonging to the said Rectory, ffor w ch hee payeth 
to the said Incumbent the yearly Rent of Twenty pence, 
yett wee find if the said Cottage and smale glebe lands were 
sett to the full are worth Thirty shillings p anfi ; And wee 
further find Parcivall Bicstaffe [Bickerstaffe] of Aughton 
afforesaid, Tailor, is now possessed of another Cottage and 
about halfe a rood land of ground, alsoe pcell of the said 
glebe lands, for w ch hee payeth to the said Incumbent the 
yearly rent of Two pence. Neverthelesse wee find that if 
the s d last menconed Cottage & pcell of glebe lands (were it 
sett to the full) would Amount vnto six shillings p ann. And 
wee say that the said M r James Worrallis Minist r att Aughton 



AUGHTON AND ALTCAR PARISHES. 95 

afforesaid, is an Orthodox divine of godly lyffe and conSsacon, 
and doth obserue the Lords Dayes and Dayes of humiliacon 
and thanksgiving appoynted by Act of pliament, only the 
13 th of this month, appoynted a Day of humiliacon by Act 
of pliam*, hee obserued not in regard hee was visited w th 
sickness and not able, neither had notice as was given to 
others whereby hee might have ordered for that Day, as wee 
are informed ; And that hee receiueth for his Salary and pay, 
besides the pffitts of the psonage glebe lands and rents, all v 
tythes w th in the said pish, w ch are worth flower score and 
fifteene pounds p anfi ; And wee find that the said Church 
standeth neare vnto the midle of the said TownePP, and soe 
very convenient for the Inhabitants that it is not ffitt any pt 
of the said Towne p P should be taken from the pish and 
annexed vnto any others, as wee verily beleeue. 

WEE alsoe present and find that Alker is a parish of itselfe, Alker 
And that there is within the same a parish Church called t Altcar l- 
Alker [Altcar] Church, but noe psonage, Viccarage, glebe 
lands, or other Ecclesiasticall benefices belonginge vnto it 
saue the Tythes of the same Towne, w ch wee find to bee 
worth Three score and Tenn pounds p anfi, w ch the Lord 
Molyneux receiueth and houlds by Lease for tearme of Tenn 
Thousand years ; And wee find that M r Robte Siddon is the 
psent Incumbent there and supplyes the Cure, and is an 
orthodox and painfull godly Minister, and came in by the 
presentacon of Collonell John Moore, and hath for his salary 
the Sume of Threescore and Tenn pounds p anfi, paid by the 
Lord Mollyneux. Wee also find that the said Church is well 
scituated within the said pish, for that wee conceiue there is 
no need of any other Church or Chappell within the same. 

AND wee doe pJsent and thinke it fitt, meett, and requisite 
that all and every the seuall Churches and Chappells that 
may be Devyded from one to another and made pishes and 
are before in these or any psentments menconed, shalbee 
proporconably sepated, devyded, and severed by Mates and 
Bounds to Distinguish the jJcincts and libertyes of the said 
pishes and Chappellries, And that such Towneshipps and 
Hamletts as Lye betwixt any Two of the said Churches and 



96 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Chappells shalbee devyded soe as the Inhabitants may bee 
members of them that lye nearest to them, and not neces- 
sitated to travell further for the beneffitt of gods ordinances 
then is requisite. 

P me ROBERTUM BlCURSTETH (L.S.) 

OLIVER ATHERTON (L.S.) 

THOMAS SCARISBRICKE (L.S.) 

RICHARD SoMPMER 1 his x iSke (L.S.) 

RICHARD WESTHEAD his O mke (L.S.) 

WILLIAM WITHINGTON (L.S.) 
EVAN SWIFTE de Lathom, his O rSke (L.S.) 

HENRY ASCROFT (L.S.) 

NICH. WOOSEY (L.S.) 

WlLLM WILKINSON 2 (L.S.) 

JOHN GILBTSON his Q mke (L.S.) 

JOHN LIVESAYE (L.S.) 

RAUFFE TOTLOCKE S (L.S.) 

JOHN ACROFTE his iSke (L.S.) 
EVAN SWYFTE de Skelr3sdale his O rSke (L.S.) 

JOHN ASPINWALL (L.S.) 

EDW. YATE de iSke (L.S.) 

Jo. ATHERTON (L.S.) 

THO. BIRCHE (L.S.) R. STANDISHE (L.S.) 
THO. CUBHAM (L.S.) JAMES ASHTON (L.S.) 4 



1 Sompner (see page 89). 

2 Watkinson in the Inquisition (see page 89). 

3 Page 89, given as Tatlock. 

4 Seal plain. 



STANDISH PARISH. 97 



[HUNDRED OF LEYLAND.] 

Inquisico Indenta? capt apud Wigan in com Lane coram Hundred 
Rico Standishe, Joke Atherton, Jacobo Asshton, Alex Barlowe, 
Thoma Birch, Robto Maudesley, et Joke Hartley, Aris., Thoma 
Cubham, Robto Glest, genesis, Comissionar virtute cujusdm 
Comissionis sub sigillo magno Angliae eisdem et Alijs Comis- 
sionar in eadem noiat die Martis, vidz*, vicesimo quinto die 
Junij Anno dni Millesimo sexcentesimo quinquagesimo psacrm 
Georgij Allenson de Adlington, gefi ; Johis Bay ley de eadem, 
geii ; Rid Blackborne de Brindle, gefi ; Johis Lowe de Duxbury, 
gefi ; Johis ffinch de Shevington, gefi ; Radi Worthingtou de 
Addlington, gefi ; Gilbti Jackson de Enerden [? Anderton], 
gefi ; Thurstani Leyland de Clayton, gen ; Robti Lowe de 
Whittle, gen ; Johis Pincocke de Euxton ; Johis Pearson de 
Wheelton, gen ; Egidij 1 Haydocke de Heapie [Heapey], gefi ; 
Radi Lowe de Copple [Coppull], gefi; Rogeri Pincocke de 
Whittle in le Woods, gen ; Henrici Jackson de Longton, gen ; 
Edri Pilkington de Clayton, gefi, et Robti ffarrington de ffar- 
rington, gefi, probo^ et legalm homifi Com pd Jur. Qu" 
dicunt et j5sentant in his verbis Anglicanis sequentib), vidz : 

WEE psent that there is w th in the towne of Standishe Standish 
afforesaid a pishe Church, called Standishe Pishe Church, 
And that RaufFe Standish of Standish, Esquier, clames to bee 
patron and donor thereof, And that there is a psonage house 
and certen gleabe lands therevnto belonginge, worth p Ann 
ffifty pounds, And that there are severall ancient tenem t9 
and Cottagers belonging vnto the said gleabe, the ancient 
yearely rents whereof amount to the some of three pounds 
foure shillings two pence p Ann ; and that the tyths of the 
safd pishe are worth p anfi one yeare w th another one hun- 
dred forty six pounds ; And that M r Paul Lathome is now 
the psent Incumbent and rector of the same pishe, And in 
pursuance of an order of this $sent Parliam* came in by the 

1 lie signs his names Geyles Haydock [see post}. 
H 



98 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

eleccon of the pishioners of Standishe that mett at Standishe 
the day apointed, and all there fJsent save one voted for the 
said M r Lathom ; And that the said M r Lathom hath and 
enioyth the said psonage house and glebe lands thereunto 
belonginge, and hath received and had the rents and tyths 
before menconed, And that the said M r Lathom is a godly 
orthodox and painfull divyne and doth observe the Cure 
every lords day, But did not observe the last fast day, being 
the ' thirteenth of this instant June, appointed by Act of 
Parliam*, haveing notice thereof did not publishe the Act nor 
observe the day ; And that there is the demesne belonginge 
to the said M T Standish lying w^in the same towne, w ch hath 
not formerly payed tyth, the tyths whereof, if payed in kind, 
were worth two pounds six shillings eight pence p anfi. 

Sheving- WEE also psent that the tyth w th in the towne of Shevington, 



ton cu 



Walsh- pt of the said pish of Standishe, is worth ten pounds p anfi, 
whittle w cL j s pt O f the before menconed some of one hundred forty 
Whittle]. six pounds, and hath beene yearely received and hadd by the 
said M T Lathom, and that there is a greate pte of the demesne 
lands belonginge to the said M T Standishe w ch lyes w th in the 
said towne of Shevington w ch hath not payed any tyths 
(formerly), And that the tyths thereof if payed in kynd were 
worth three pounds six shillings eight pence p anfi. Wee 
alsoe psent that the tyths w th in the hamell of Welshwhittle, 
pte of the said pishe of Standishe, is worth tenn pounds p 
ann, w ch is pte of the before menconed some of one hundred 
forty six pounds, and hath beene yearely received and had 
by the said M T Lathom. 

Chamock WEE also psent that the tyth w th in Charnocke Richard, 
pte of the said pishe of Standishe, is worth thirty six pounds 
p Ann, w ch is pt of the before menconed some of one hundred 
forty six pounds, And hath beene yearely Received and had 
by the said M r Lathom. 

Coppull WEE alsoe psent that the tyth w th in Coppull, pte of the 

thington? sa ^ pishe of Standishe, is worth twenty five pounds p ann, 

w ch is pt of the before menconed some of one hundred forty 

six pounds, and hath beene yearely received and had by the 



STANDISH PARISH. 99 

said M T Lathom; And wee psent that the tyths w th in the hamell 
of Worthington, pte of the said pishe of Sandishe, is worth 
five pounds p ann, w ch is pt of the before menconed some of 
one hundred forty six pounds, and hath beene yearely received 
and had by the said M r Lathom. 

WEE also psent that the tyths of Duxbury cu Addlington Duxbury & 
heath, Charnocke cu And r ton, pte of the said pishe of Stan- n^gf* 
dishe, is worth forty pounds p ann, w cl1 is pte of the before Charnocke 
menconed some of one hundred forty six pounds, and hath nockj'and 
beene yearely received and had by the said M T Lathom; And Anderton, 
that the owner and pdecessors of the Hall of Hill [Hall-o'- 
th'-Hill] and the demesne lands therevnto belonging, lyinge 
in Heath Charnocke afforesaid, lately purchased by M T Will 
Radley of Salford, in the said County of Lancaster, who hath 
claymed the tyths growinge or ariseinge vpon the said 
demesne lands belonginge to him by pscripcon under the 
rent of thirteene shillings foure pence, w ch they have ten- 
dered yearely at every Michas day, but was never received 
in the memory of Man, the tyth whereof if payed in kind 
were worth one pound six shillings eight pence ; wee also 
fJsent yt fitt that there bee a Church erected and built in a 
Certen place called by the name of ffishcroft w th in Dux- 
bury afforesaid, being distant from the said pishe Church of 
Standish foure statute myles and vpwards, and from Chorley 
Church three statute myles or neare thereabouts, and from 
Blackrode [Blackrod] Church thre statute myles or neare 
thereabouts, and from Rivington Church three statute myles 
or neare thereabouts, beinge the next adiacent Churches to 
the said place called mshe Crofte where the said Church is 
intended to be built. Wee also psent that the houses and 
tenements (the owners whereof) are hereafter pticularlye 
menconed w th in the Towne of Heath Charnocke afforesaid are 
fit to be annexed vnto the pishe of Duxbury, vidz* : Myles 
Nightgales^ widow Andertons, Thurston Taylors, Rich. Popes, 
James Andertons, Robte Nightgales, John Meanes house, 
Will Gouldens, Robte Allensons, Richard Blackleach, Ed- 
ward Baxters, Widow Cr of tons, Richard Cr of tons, John 

This is intended for Nightingale, a local family which gave its name 
to " Nightingale House," in this parish. 

H 2 



100 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Barons, Henry Helmes, Thomas Simpsons Breeshouse on the 
tenter bancke, James Brindles, Thurston Breeres Bordman- 
house, the ri(ges) 1 the hall of hill, and Hugh Pilkingtons. 
And wee psent that the houses and tenements (the owners 
whereof) are hereafter pticulerly menconed beeinge w th in 
Anderton afForesaid, are fit to be annexed to the pish of 
Duxbufy afforesaid, vietzt Widow Sims, M* George Rudalls, 
Robte ffosters, Sen r , Hugh Nightgale, Robte Foster, Jun r , 
Joseph Worthingtons the Ladie Hall, Thomas Rivingtons. 
And that Will Anderton, Esq r , his Hall and demesne lying 
nearest to Blackrode Church, the houses of Roger Roth-wells 
and Will m Rothwells ats Brookes, scituate in Anderton affore- 
said, are fitt to bee made pte of the pishe of Blackrode. 
Woodward house, Thomas and Rob 1 Johnsons, Thomas 
Hodgkinsons, Ollii>er Mathers; and likewise wee doe psent 
the houses and tents (the owners whereof) are hereafter 
pticulerly menconed beeinge w th in Coppull aforesaid, are fitt to 
bee annexed vnto the pish of Duxbury afforesaid, vidz* the 
Holle, the house late Thomas Nightgales, Thomas Foxes, 
Widow Bannesters, Edward Boultons, Shorrocke house, the 
Hall of Coppull, Robte Dicconsons, Thomas Naylors, Seath 
Taylors, Lawrence Vauses, Lathom house, and M T8 Greenes 
(Holte House), all w cli houses and ffamilies afforesaid are 
nearer to the said place called ffishe Croft, where the said 
Church is intended to bee built as wee conceive then any 
other Church before menconed, and fitt to be annexed to 
Duxbury Church afforesaid. Also wee psent that there hath 
formerly beene an ancient Chappell within Coppull affore- 
said, neare unto a place called the Cow mosse (in Coppull 
afforesaid), and wee psent fitt that a Church bee erected in 
Coppull afforesaid on the same place where the ould Hall of 
Chesnall [Chisnall] is scituate in Coppull formerly stood, and 
the residue of Coppull afforesaid to be annexed to the new 
erected Church saveing the houses before menconed psented 
for to bee annexed to Duxbury cu Adlington aforesaid and 
likewise wee find Welshwhittle aforesaid fitt to bee anexed 
vnto the Church intended to be built in Coppull aforesaid, 
and alsoe Charnocke Richard afforesaid, (except) those houses 

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STANDISH AND LEYLAND PARISHES. IOI 

and tents hereafter menconed w ch are annexed vnto Euxton 
Church. And wee psent that soe much of Wrightington pt 
of Eccleston pishe as nearer or adiacent to the place where 
the Intended Church is to bee built in Coppull afforesaid 
then to any other Church or Chappell erected or to be 
erected, is fitt to bee annexed vnto Coppull Church afforesaid, 
and the same made a pishe, soe that there bee a freeway for 
Cart or Carriages for all necessaries, and for carryinge of 
Corps vnto the said Church from Copley Moore vnto Mossy- 
leigh [Mossy Lee], granted and allowed by Edward Chisnall, 
of Chisnall, Esquier, owner of the Inheritance thereof, by 
such lawfull and reasonable conveyance and grant as the 
said Inhabitants neare thereabouts shall desire, accordinge 
to his vndertakinge and promise, and that hee allowe stones 
towards and for the building the same Church, and assigne 
out a convenient Church yard to belong to the said Church 
for buryinge of Corpes. 

WEE also psent that there is w^ h in the Towne of Leyland Leyland, 
a pishe Church called Leyland Church and a Viccarage 
therevnto belonginge, lying and being w th in Leyland affore- 
said, to w ch belongs one Mancon house w th other buildings 
and certen grounds conteyneing by estimon twelve acres or 
thereabouts, w ch are worth six pounds p Ann. And that the 
small tyths w th in the towne of Leyland belonginge vnto the 
said Viccarage of Leyland are worth five pounds p ann, and 
the said Viccarage and tythes have beene received by the 
Viccar there. And wee psent that there is noe f?sent Incum- 
bent at Leyland, M r James Langley, w ch was the Incumbent 
or Viccar there formly, beinge now lately deade. And wee 
psent that there are two Chappells w th in the said pishe of 
Leyland, victz*. Euxton Chappell and Heapey Chappell, 
distant seSall myles one from another. And that the whole 
tyths of Corne w th in the same pish claymed to be Impro- 
priated have beene received by the seuall psons hereafter 
named and pticularly menconed in these seueral towneshipps 
lyinge \v th in the same pishe, and are worth two hundred 
seventy one pounds p anfi ; and that the furthest pt of the 
towne of Leyland afforesaid is nearer to the pishe Church of 
Leyland afforesaid then any other Church or Chappell ; And 



102 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

that the tyth corne w th in Leyland afforesaid is worth foure 
score pounds p ann, w ch is pt of the before menconed some of 
two hundred seaventy one pounds w ch John ffleetwood of 
Penwortham, Esquier, clames as his owne Inheritance and 
receives the proffitts thereof vnto his owne use. 

Euxton. WEE alsoe JJsent that Euxton is a towne w th in the pishe of 
Leyland, in w ch there is owne Chappell distant from the said 
Parishe Church of Leyland two statute myles and a halffe or 
thereabouts, and from Heapy[Heapey] Chappell afforesaid five 
statute myles ; And that the tyth Corne of Euxton affore- 
said is worth fifty ffive pounds p ann pte of the before men- 
coned some of two hundred seaventy one pounds ; And that 

M r James A nderton, of Clayton, claymes the said tythes as 

his Inheritance, and is now sequestred for the State for the 
said M r Andertons delinquency, and that the small tyths in 
Euxton afforesaid are worth two pounds five shillings p 
ann, and belongs to the Viccar of Leyland afforesaid. And 
that M r Seath Bushell is the JJsent Incumbent there, and 
is a godly Jchinge Minister and conformable to the psent 
governing and came into the said place by an order from the 
Comittee of plundred ministers, and hath had ffor his sallery 
forty pounds p Ann yssueinge out of the sequestracons of the 
tyths afforesaid. And wee j3sent that theise houses hereafter 
menconed scituate w th in Charnocke Richard are ffitt to be 
anexed vnto Euxton afforesaid and made a pishe, vidz*, 
Thomas Warings, of the Barke house, Willm Croitchlowes, 
Henerie Rydyngs, M r Cowpers, Richard Houghtons^ Htigh 
Bowlings, widow Cops, Charnocke Hall, and the rest of the 
said towne lyinge nearer adiacent vnto Euxton Chappel 
then to any other Church or Chappell. 

Clayton. WEE alsoe |Jsent that Clayton is a towne w th in the pishe of 
Leyland, and that part of the said towne of Clayton is not 
above one statute myle and a halffe from the said pishe 
Church of Leyland, and most pt of the said towne nearer the 
said pishe Church then any other Church or Chappell, and fit 
to continue as pt of the said pishe of Leyland and that the 
small tyths w th in the said towne of Clayton are worth thir- 
teene shillings foure pence p ann, And hath beene formerly 



LEYLAND PARISH. IO3 

payed vnto the Vicar of Leyland ; And the tyth corne of 
Clayton afforesaid is worth twenty five pounds p Ann, w ch 
is pt of the before menconed some of two hundred & 
seaventy one pounds w ch M T James Anderton of Clayton 
clames to bee his by Inheritance, And is now under seques- 
tracon for his delinquencie (to the use of the state). 

WEE also fJsent that Cuerden is a towne w th in the pishe of Cuerden. 
Leyland afforesaid distant from the said pishe Church of 
Leyland three statute myles and a quarter, and the furthest 
pte of the said towne is nearer to Leyland Church then to 
any other Church or Chappell, and fit to be contynued pt of 
the said pishe ; And that the small tyths of the said towne 
of Cuerden afforesaid are worth eleaven shillings eight 
pence p anfi, and hath formerly beene payed to the Viccar of 
Leyland afforesaid ; and the tyth corne of Cuerden afforesaid 
is worth eighteen pounds p anfi, w ch is pte of the before 
menconed some of two hundred seaventy one pounds w ch 
Peter Burscough, late deceased, claymed as his owne Inhe- 
ritance, and hath left one pt of it to the poore in Cuerden, 
one other pt to the children of Richard Woodcocke> and the 
rest is sequestred for the delinquencie of Chrofer Bannestre 
and the heires of Thomas Osbaldeston for the state. 

WEE also present that Houghton, W th nell, Wheeleton and Houghton 
Heapie [Heapey] are two townes w th in the pish of Leyland withnall" 
and one quarter of the said parish, and that there is one Wheelton, 
Chappell within Heapy aforesaid called Heapie Chappell, [Heapey]. 
distant from the said pishe Church of Leyland five statute 
myles or thereabouts, and from the Chappell of Euxton five 
statute myles or thereabouts, and from Brindle Church three 
statute myles or thereabouts ; soe that wee jJsent fitt that 
Heapie Chappell should be made a Parish Church and 
within Wheelton, Heapie and Whittle to be annexed vnto 
the said pish. And we psent Houghton fit to be annexed to 
Brindle parish, lying nearer unto it then any other Church. 
And wee j3sent that M r John Bradley is the ffsent Incumbent 
at Heapie Chappell aforesaid, and is an orthodox godly 
Aching minister, and cam,e into that place by the geSall 
consent of the whole Chappelrie, and had for his sallery 



104 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

forty pounds p anfi allowed him by the State ; and that the 
tyth Corn w th in Houghton, W th nell and Wheelton is worth 
fifty foure pounds p ann, w ch is pt of the before menconed 
some of two hundred seaventy one pounds ; And John 
ffleetwood of Pennwortham, Esq 1 ', clames the same to be his 
Inheritance, and receives the proffitts thereof to his owne 
vse. And that the tyth Corne w th in Heapie is worth four- 
teene pounds p ann w ch is part of the before menconed 
some of two hundred seaventy one pounds, and that Richard 
Standiske, of Duxbury, Esq r , clames the same to bee his 
Inheritance and receives the proffitts thereof to his own vse, 
and that the small tyths w th in the towneshippes of Houghton, 
Withnell, Wheelton and Heapie are worth five pounds p 
anfi, and formerlie belonged to the Viccar of Leyland. 

Whittle in WEE also j)sent that Whittle in le Woods afforesaid is 
[Whittle- wthm the parishe of Leyland and distant from the said 
le- Woods], parishe Church of Leyland two Statute myles, and lyeth 
nearer to Heapye then to any other Church, and the furthest 
pt thereof is w th in one statute myle and a halfife or there- 
abouts to the said Chappell of Heapye ; therefore wee JJsent 
it fit to bee annexed to Heapie and made pte of that parishe. 
And that the tyths of the said Towneshippe are worth 
twenty five pounds p anfi, w ch is pt of the before menconed 
some of two hundred seventy one pounds, and was claymed 
to bee the Inheritance of the heires of James Woodcocke, by 
him given as is before menconed, and that part thereof is 
under sequestracon for the state for the delinquencie of the 
said Chrofer Bannester and Thomas Osbaldeston, And that 
the small tythes of Whittle in le woods are worth forty 
shillings p anfi, w ch belong and hath been received and had 
by the Viccar of Leyland. 

Brindle. WEE also psent that Brindle is an Entyre pishe of itselffe, 
and there is one pishe Church scituated in the Middle of the 
said pishe, the furthest side of the said parishe beinge not 
past one statute myle and a quarter from the said Church, to 
w ch Church there belongs one parsonage house w th severall 
other buildings and foure Acres of gleabe lands and five 
'Cottages of the yearely rent of six shillings eight pence ; 



BRINDLE AND PENWORTHAM PARISHES. 105 

the Tyth Corne and Small tyth belonging to the said Church 
and the mancon house and glebe lands afforesaid are worth 
seaventy five pounds p ann, And that M T Will Walker is 
the fJsent Incumbent there, and is to receive the profBts of 
the psonage or Mancon house and glebe lands and tyths 
afforesaid for his sallery or mainteynce, and that he is an 
orthodox godlie jJchinge Minister and conformable vnto the 
j3sent governm*, and was jJsented to the said place by 
Will Earle of Devonshire, patron of the said Church, as is 
^tended, and had the assent of above fforty of the said 
Inhabitants of the same pishe. 

WEE also fJsent that in Penwortham cu Hutton there is Penworth- 
one pish Church called Penwortham Church, and that the am> 
tythes of the same pishe, if payed in kind, are worth One 
hundred seaventy foure pounds p ann, And that the tythes 
w th in the same towne are worth sixtie pounds p ann, pt of 
the before menconed some of one hundred seaventy foure 
pounds, w ch said tyths M r John ffleetwood^ of Penwortham, 
Esquter, clames for his Inheritance and receives the proffits 
thereof for his owne vse. And wee psent that there is 
demesne lands w ch belong vnto the said M T ffleetwood w ch 
never payed tyths w th in the memorie of man, but if it bee 
tythable it is worth three pounds p ann ; and that M r Willm 
Seddon is the preaching minister thereof, and was put in by 
the said M r ffleetwood, together with the consent of the rest 
of the pish of Penwortham afforesaid, and that his stipend 
wages is sixty pound p ann, And that he receives the same 
from the said M r ffleetwood of Penwortham, And that hee is 
a godly pching Minister. 

WEE also jJsent that ffarrington and Houghwicke [Howick] ffarington 
are two townes w th in the parish of Pemwortham [Penwortham] ^* s ' 
afforesaid, and that ffarrington is three statute myles from the & Hough- 
parish Church of Pemwortham [Penwortham] aforesaid, saveing 
these houses hereafter menconed, vidz*, widow Brethertons and 
Thomas Cookes, and that ffarrington afforesaid is one myle and 
a halffe distant from Leyland Church, being the next adiacent 
Church and fitt to bee annexed thereunto ; and that Hough- 
wicke [Howick] afforesaid is distant one Myle from the pishe 



106 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Church of (Penwortham 1 ) afforesaid ; And wee psent that 
that the tyths of ffarrington cu Houghwicke are worth thirty 
foure pounds p anfi, pt of the before menconed some of one 
hundred seaventy foure pounds w ch the said M T ffleetwood 
claymes to be his owne Inheritance, (and receiveth the pro- 
ffitts thereof) ; And that there is one pcell of land in ffar- 
rington afforesaid in the possession of John ffleetwood, of 
Pemwortham [Penwortham], Esq r , if it be tythable, is worth 
ten shillings p ami ; And that Hough wick is fitt to be con- 
tynued to the said pishe of Pemwortham [Penwortham], and 
the houses of the said Thomas Cooke and widow Bretherton 
w th in ffarrington afforesaid are fitt to be contynued w th Pem- 
wortham [Penwortham], standing and being nearer vnto it 
then to any other Church or Chappell. 

Longton. WEE also psent that Longton is a towne w tb in the pishe 
of Penwortham, in w ch there is a Chappell scituated aboute 
the myddel of the said towneshippe, And that there is not 
any Church or Chappell w th in the space of three myles of 
the said Chappell of Longton ; And that there is noe 
Incumbent for the ^sent at the said Chappell, but it is vacant, 
and that the tyths of Longton afforesaid are worth Eighty 
pounds p ann, pt of the before menconed some of one hun- 
dred seaventy foure pounds, w ch said tyths M r ffleetwood 
afforesaid clameth to be his Inheritance and receiveth the 
proffitts thereof. And wee jJsent that Longton afforesaid is 
fitt to bee made a pishe, and that the hamell of Hutton, pt 
of Penwortham pishe, lyinge nearer to Longton Church then 
Penwortham Church, (exceptinge) theise houses hereafter 
menconed, vidzt Willm Mawdesleys, Thomas Millers, John 
Strickland, and Widow Werdens, w ch lye nearer vnto Pen- 
wortham Church, are fit to be annexed to the said Pishe of 
Longton. 

AND LASTLIE wee fJsent and thinke it fitt, meete, and 
requisite that all and every the seSall Churches and Chap- 
pells that may be divided one from another or made pishes, 
and are before in these or any of these pntm t8 menconed, 
shall be proporconably sepated, divided, and seSed by mates 

1 Lambeth MS. 



PENWORTHAM PARISH. 



ID/ 



and bonds to distinguishe the $cincts and lifeties of the said 
pishes and Chappellries, and that such towneships and Ham- 
lets as lye betwixt any two of the said Churches and 
Chappells shall be devyded soe as the Inhabitants may bee 
members of such of them as is nearest, and not necessitated 
to travell further for the benefits of Gods ordinances then is 
requisite. 



GEORGE ALLENSON 
JOHN BAYLEY 
RICHD BLACKBORNE 
JOHN LOWE 
JOHN FINCH 

RA. WORTHINGTON 

GILBTE JACKSON 
THURSTON LEYLAND 



(L.S.) 
(L.S.) 
(L.S.) 
(L.S.) 
(L.S.) 

(L.S.) 

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ROBTE LOWE 
JOHN PINCOCKE 



(L.S.) 
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JOHN PEARSON 

his P Letter 

GEYLES HAYDOCKE (L.S.) 

ROGER PINCOCKE (L.S.) 

HENRY JACKSON (L.S.) 

EDWARD PILKINGTON- 



ROBTE FFARRINGTON 
RAUFFE LOWE 
his R r3ke 



(L.S.) 



R. STANDISHE (L.S.) Jo. ATHERTON 
THO. BIRCHE (L.S.) 

ROB T MAWDESLEY (L.S.) 
PETER HoLTE 2 (L.S.) 1 



(L.S.) 



Inquisico indenta? cap? apud Wigan, in Com Lane, coram Hundred 
Joke Atherton, Rico Standish, Jacobo Assheton, 
Barlowe, Thoma Birck, Robto Mawdesley, Johe Hartley ', Aris, 
Thoma Cubham, et Robto Gleaste, geSosis Commissionar 
virtute cujusct Comissionis, sub magno sigillo Anglise 
eisdem et alijs Comissionar in eadem nomiat die Mercurij, 
vidzt. vicesimo sexto die Junij, Anno Dili Millesimo sex- 
centesimo quinquagesimo, p sacrm Rici Durneinge de 
Bispham, gen ; Rici Sharpies de Mawdesley, gen ; Robti 
Hallywell de Wrightington, gen ; Rici Woodcocke de Euxton ; 
Rici Ayscough de Maudesley, gen ; Willi Dandy de Tarleton, 
gen ; Jacobi Sherdley de ffarrington, gen ; Rid Tompson 

1 None of the seals bear arms. 

2 This name is not recorded as one of the Commissioners present at 
this Inquisition (see page 97). 



108 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

de Tarleton, gen ; Thome Jenkinson de Sallom [Sollom], gen ; 
Jacobi Parker de Chorley, gen ; Georgij Norris de Tarleton, 
gen ; Johis Cawdrey de Hesketh banckes, gen ; Thome Ban- 
nester de Becconsall, gen ; Rid Dandy de Tarleton, gen ; 
Robti Smyth de Heskin, gen ; Johis Walton de Littlehoole 
[Little Hoole], gen ; et Johis ff or shawe de Rufford, gen, proboip. 
et legaliu homin Com fJd Jur. Qui dicunt et fJsentat sup 
sacrm suu in his verbis Anglicanis sequen vizdt : 

Croston. WEE fJsent that there is scituate w th in the towneshippe of 
Croston, in the County of Lanc r , a pishe Church called 
Croston Church, and a viccarage house and Lands therevnto 
belonginge, of the value of thirteene pounds p anfi ; And 
there is alsoe severall messuages, gardens, lands, and tenfits 
w th th[e] appurtennces, scituate, lyinge, and bemge in Croston 
afforesaid, of the yearely rent of Seven pounds six shillings 
two pence, in the several tenures and occupacons of Robte 
Hay dock, John Lapsmith, Will Thornton, Roger Rydinge, 
James Robinson, Thomas Hodgson, Ellis Ambrose, Robte 
Spencer, Robte Ballard, Gilbte Hardy, Richard Nelson, Thomas 
K esters, Thomas Worthingtons, Nicholas Bimsons, Richard 
Harrisons, Bartholamewe Harsmett, Ann Gradell, widowe, 
Peter Wylding, A lexander Penington, John Blakstons, Thomas 
Jackson, William Bretherton, Richard Wigans, Bartholameiv 
Houghs y and Hugh Nelsons, all of Croston, parcell of and 
belonging unto the said Church and Viccarage of Croston ; 
And that there is the tyths and tenths of Corne and Graine, 
hay, hempe, flax, calves, wooll, and lambe, and other mixt 
tyths growinge, arryseing, fallinge, happening, and comynge 
w th in the severall towneshipes of Croston aforesaid, worth 
p Ann fiftie three pounds, and in Bretherton worth p ann 
fifty five pounds ; in Ulveswalton [Ulnes- Walton] worth p 
ann fortye pounds ; in Rufford worth p ann forty pounds ; in 
Tarleton, Sollam [Sollom], and Holme worth p ann fifty 
pounds ; in Hesketh cu Beckonsall worth p ann one and 
Twenty pounds and a yearely donative of six and fifty shil- 
lings and five pence payable for the receiver for the state ; in 
Mawdesley and Bispham worth p ann seaventy pounds, w ch are 
pcell of and doe belonge to the said Viccarage and pishe 
Church of Croston, and are scytuate w th in the said pishe of 



CROSTON PARISH. IOQ 

Croston ; and that M r 'James Hyot? Bachlor in Divinity, who is 
a godly able Minister, doth supply the Cuer there, and is, and 
for the space of twenty five yeares last past hath beene, 
rector and Incumbent there, and hath received the benefit and 
profitts of all the said viccarage house and lands thereunto 
belonginge, the afforesaid tenem ts rents, tyths, and tenths of 
Corne and graine, and all other mixt tyths of and w th in the 
said severall townes of Croston, Bretherton, Ulneswalton, 
Rufforth, Tarleton, Sollam [Sollom], Holmes, Hesketh, and 
Becconsall, and was possessed and did receive the said tyths 
of Corne and graine and hay and other mixt tythes within 
the said towneshipps of Mawdesley and Bispham vntill hee 
did, aboute twelve yeares since, demyse and graunt over the 
same tythe Corne w th in the said townes of Mawdesley and 
Bispham, vnto J r antes ; then Lord Strange^ and now Earle of 
Derby, for a greate Number of yeares then to come, deter- 
mynable and to determyne vpon the death [and decease 2 ] of 
him the said Incumbent, James Hyott 1 ; Upon w ch demyse or 
graunt there was a reservacon of the yearely rent of thirteene 
pounds six shillings eight pence payable to the said Incum- 
bent, James Hyot^ p anfi, w ch said tyth of Corne and graine 
of the said townes of Mawdesley and Bispham are now 
worth sixty pounds p anfi ; And by reason of the said lease 
made to the said James, now Earle of Derby, the same tyths 
of Corne w th in the said townes of Mawdesley and Bispham, 
and the proffitts thereupon aryseinge, are now sequestred for 
the delinquencie of (him 3 ) the said James Earle of Derby, And 
the proffitts thereof are received by the agents for seques- 
tracon w th in the Hundred of Leyland, in the said County of 
Lancaster ; And that the said rent of thirteene pounds six 
shillings eight pence reserved vpon the said lease, And the 
rents for tyth hay and other mixt tythes w ch amount to 
abouut ten pounds p anfi, w ch are yet received by the said 
Incumbent, James Hyott, as pcell of and belonginge to the 
said viccarage of Croston. And we further psent that the 
tyths of Corne and graine and other mixt tyths w th in Much 
Hoole and Little Hoole, beinge worth threescore pounds p 
anfi, did alsoe belonge and were parcell of the said Viccarage 

1 Hyet is the correct spelling. 
2 These words are not in the Lambeth MS. 3 Lambeth MS. 



110 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

of Croston, and were received by the said Incumbent fames 
Hyott vntill w th in ten yeares or thereabouts ; That the said 
townes of Much Hoole and Little Hoole, by the consent of 
the said Incumbent James Hyott, were by Act of Parliam* 
made a pishe, for w ch his consent the said Incumbent James 
Hyott received and had the some of ffoure hundred pounds, 
of and from one M r Thomas Stones or M r Andrew (Stones 1 ), 
or th'one of them. And wee further |Jsent that there is a 
Chappell in the said towne of Rufford, (where one 1 ) Maister 
Woods, a godly Minister well quallifyed and con- 
formable to the State and Governement, doth (officiate 1 ; (the 1 ) 
cure, but hath noe other sallery save the benevolence of his 
auditory tie and the Inhabitants there, w ch (Chappell is w^in 1 ) 
the said pishe of Croston, distant from the said pishe Church 
of Croston three myles three quarters (and twelve 1 ) roodes, 
w ch wee hould needefull and fJsent necessary to be made 
into a pishe, in respect the (waters lying betwixt 1 ) the said 
towne of Rufford and the said pishe of Croston are for the 
most pte all the winter tyme not (passable 1 ). (And wee 1 ) also 
fJsent and find it needful and necessary that there be a new 
pishe Church built at the (three Lane ends in 1 ) Tarleton, 
where one of those lane ends there is called the Blackegate 
Lane end, where a Church is now in building for the Inhabi- 
tants of Tarleton, Holmes, and Sollome, w ch wee psent need- 
full to bee made a pishe Church, and (will bee) above foure 
myles distant from the said pishe Church of Croston ; and 
especially in regard that the number of psons w th in Tarletonn, 
Solome [Sollom], and Holmes to bee of that Congregacon 
are foure hundred thirty one in Number, and the number of 
ffamilyes there are eighty seaven. And wee doe alsoe jJsent 
that it is fitt that the Chappell in Becconsall should bee made 
a pishe Church, beinge above two statute myles from the 
place where the said new Church is in Buildinge, and many of 
the Inhabitants of Hesketh are above foure myles from the said 
new Church in buildinge w th in Tarleton ; And also for that 
there is a greate river called Astlon [Astlan 2 ], over w ch the 
Inhabitants of the said townes of Tarleton, Holmes, Sollome, 
Hesketh, and Becconsall cannot passe vnto Croston Church 
w th out a boate, neither can they passe w th a boate in some 

1 Lambeth MS. 2 An old name for the River Duglas. 



CROSTON PARISH. Ill 

seasons of the yeare by reason of the greate Invndacon of 
the said waters there, And alsoe by reason of the greate river 
of Duglas, the ffinney [Fenny] poole, and the river of 
Yarrowe overflowinge the way for all the most pte of the 
winter tyme. And wee likewise jJsent and thinke it very 
needfull and necessary that a newe Church bee built in 
Mawdesley neare adiacent (to a place 1 ) there called the foure 
lane ends (whereof one of the lane ends is called Gorsy 
Lane), for the vse of the (Inftitants 1 ) w th in the said townes 
of Mawdesley and Bispham, and pt of the Inhabitants of 
Wrightington hereafter menconed, who are very populous 
and doe consist of one hundred and twelve ffamylies and of 
ffive hundred and fourteene psons, who for the most pte all 
the winter tyme are debarrd from their said Ancient pishe 
Church of Croston, and from all other Churches and Chap- 
pells w th in the Compasse of foure myles by the Current and 
greatnes of the rivers Duglas, Yarrowe, and sidbrooke [Syd 
Brook], in w ch said place, being the middle pte and Gentry 2 
of the vtmost Inhabitants of both the said Townes of 
Mawdesley and Bispham and those of Wrightington affore- 
said, w ch wee jJsent needfull and necessary to bee made a 
pishe, the same townes consistinge of foure myles and a 
halfe in length and foure myles in breadth. Wee also jJsent 
needfull and necessary that all the Inhabitants of both the 
said townes and pte of Wrightington bee appriated to that 
said Church to bee new built, the building whereof the 
Inhabitants of both the said townes and the said pte of 
Wrightington are most willing to take vpon them, if course 
may bee taken for preaching & mainteynce there ; and wee 
doe further fJsent that it is fitt, needfull, and requisite that 
the several Messuages, tenements, and Cottages in Wright- 
ington, in the County of Lancaster, lying vpon the west or 
north side of Horrocke Hill, in the severall houldings and 
occu paeons of (Hugh 1 ) Southworth, Hugh Charles ; Will 

Wrenall, Thomas Eccleslon, Henry Eccleston, Robt ffinch, John 
Hallywell, John Asshton, Nicholas Bimpson and his Mother, 
Peter Latham, Myles Moore, Nicholas Southworth, Richard 
Bannester (both that where he liveth and Ropers house), 

Will Hollands, Hugh Wainwright (and his mothers), and 

1 Lambeth MS. 2 Lambeth MS. "center." 



112 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

John Stopforths, who all of them lye nearer the same new 
intended meetinge place, or to bee a new erected pishe 
Church, then any other Church or Chappell, And therefore 
to bee vnyted, appropriated, and annexed to the same pishe 
of Mawdesley and Bispham ; and also wee j?sent and thinke 
it convenient and necessarie that the townes of Croston, 
Bretherton, and Ulneswalton, (the value 1 ) of the tythes 
whereof, together w th the Viccarage house and gleabe lands 
thereunto belonginge, with the rents of the tenants, besides 
fines and Incomes thereof w ch belong to the said viccarage, 
will extend to aboute one hundred sixtie eight pounds six 
shillings ten pence, shall remaine and contynue to the pishe 
of Croston, and not to be divyded and taken from the same 
in respect of the (convenient 1 ) and neare adiacencie of them 
to the said pishe of Croston. 

Chorley. 5 WEE doe also Jsent that (there is 1 ) a Chappell w th in the 
towne of Chorley w th in the County of Lancaster, called 
Chorley Chappell (or Chorley 1 ) Church, scituate in the 
Middle pte of the said towne of Chorley, and is pcell of and 
belonginge to the (said parish 1 ) Church of Croston; A 
Cottage and halfe a roode land of gleabe lands or there- 
abouts in Chorley afforesaid unto belonginge, worth two 
shillings p anii ; And wee doe find there was a donative 
of (two hundred pounds 1 ) given by one M r Henry Bannester, 
late of Hackney, deceased, and another donative of ten 
pounds geven by Rauffe Leaver , of Chorley, the intrest and 
proffitts thereof to goe towards the mainteynce of a preach- 
inge Minister at Chorley afforesaid. And wee doe psent 
that w th the said donatives there is certaine lands purchased 
w ch lye in Clitheroe, in the County of Lancaster, to the 
yearely value of ten pounds, And that the yearely proffits 
of the said lands goe to the Minister of Chorley as pt of his 
sallery, w ch for the space of one halffe yeare last past hath 
beene and yet is diteyned by Rauffe Leaver and Richard 
Hay dock of Chorley afforesaid, yeoman, two of the ffeof- 
fees named in the deeds of the afforesaid lands lyinge in 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 When this Survey was taken Chorley was part of the parish of 
Croston, from which it was detached by Act of Parliament in 1793. 



CROSTON PARISH. 113 

Clitheroe; And alsoe wee find another Donative of three 
pounds six shillings and eight pence, the intrest thereof 
likewise to goe towards the mainteynce of a preachinge 
Minister at Chorley, w ck was given by Hugh Brindle, late of 
Chorley, deceased ; And we doe find that M T Henry Welch 
doth supply the Cure there, & is a godly painfull preachinge 
Minister, And hath for his sallery the yearely proffitts of the 
said gleabe lands and the yearely proffitts of the said dona- 
tives, and the yearely some of ffifty three shillings and foure 
pence payed him by M r James Hyott, Rector of Croston ; 
And that the said M r Walshe 1 hath also for these five yeare 
last past received for augmentacon of his Sallery the some 
of Eighteene pounds p ann by An Order from the Comittee 
of this County. And wee doe jJsent that the tyths aryseing 
w th in the same towne of Chorley are worth fifty pounds p 
ann ; And that the proffitts thereof are received by the said 
M r James Hyott, Rector and Incumbent of the said pishe 
Church and viccarage of Croston afforesaid, w ch said towne 
of Chorley is parte of the pishe of Croston, to his owne vse 
(save and excepte that hee the said M T James Hyott paies 
out of the same the before meficoned some of ffiftye three 
shillings and foure pence vnto the said M r Welch; And 
alsoo payeth vnto the receiver of the revenewes of the Dutchy 
of Lancaster the yearely rent of fforty nyne pounds ten 
shillings and eleaven pence yssueinge furth of all the 
viccarage gleabe lands, tenements, rents, and tyths of the 
said whole pishe of Croston and Chappelry of Chorley in 
the said County (due to the State). And wee doe further 
j3sent that the said Church or Chappell of Chorley is re- 
mote full sixe myles from the said pish Church of Croston, 
and from any other Church foure myles, and from the 
nearest Chappell two myles. And wee present fitt that the 
same towne of Chorley should bee made a pishe, And 
that Ridges tenement, Widdowe Charnocks, Thomas Hales- 
worths, James Brindled Smethurst house, Thomas Simpsons, 
Breers house of the Tenter Bancke, Henry Holmes, Henry 
Warings, Widoive Crostons, RicJiard Crostons, Walton's house, 
Thurstan Breers, Widow Barons (all w th in Heath Char- 
nocke) ; And that Thomas Warings of Barkehouse, Will 

1 Welch is correct. 

I 



114 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

CJiroicJilowes^ (in the ffields), Henry Rydings, Widow Parkers 
(on the browe), Hugh Cowps, James ffisJiers, Robte Charnocks, 
Edward Chroicklozues 1 , Thurston CJiarnocks, John Charnocks, 
John Taylors^ John Bowkers, Richard Cowpers, and. John ffrit/is, 
all of Charnocke Richard, or soe many of the said mes- 
suages, lands, and tenem ts vpon admeasurem* shall bee found 
and proved to bee nearer to the afforesaid Church or Chap- 
pell of Chorley then to any other Church or Chappell built 
or to bee built, bee added, appropriated, and vnited to the 
same pishe of Chorley. And wee doe further psent that the 
viccarage, gleabelands, tenements, rents, tyth Corne, and 
other Mixt tyths w th in the severall townes and hamells of 
Croston Parishe, in the afforesaid p'sentm ts menconed and 
lately belonginge to M T James Hyott, Viccar of Croston 
afforesaid, w th in the townes of Croston, Rufford, Bretherton, 
Ulveswalton, Tarleton, Hesketh Bancke, and Chorley, w th 
the privy tyths of Mawdesley and Bispham, and the before 
menconed rent of thirteene pounds six shillings and eight 
pence reserved vpon the before menconed lease to the said 
fames Earle of Derby made by the said M r Hyet, amounteth 
to the some of three hundred fiftie two pounds thirteene 
shillings six pence, out of w dl some the said James Hyett, 
Rector, standeth charged w th the yearely paym* of the 
anuall rent of ffifty two pounds foure shillings and three 
pence, vidz 1 to the receiver of the Revenewe of the Dutchy 
of lancaster the yearelie some of fforty nyne pounds ten 
shillings eleaven pence, and to the Minister officiating, the 
Cure at Chorley Church or Chappell, the yearely some or 
rent of ffifty three shillings fourpence, w dl said rents or 
yearely paym ts issue furth of the whole tyths sperituall and 
Ecclesiasticall proffitts of Croston pishe, the w dl rent or 
yearely payments deducted furth of the afforesaid some of 
three hundred fifty two pounds thirteene shillings six pence, 
the remainder over will be the some three hundred pounds 
nyne shillings and three pence ; And that the tyth Corne 
of Mawdesley and Bispham, demised as afforesaid to the 
said James Earle of Derby, And for the said Earles delin- 
quency sequestred to and for the vse of the State, amounteth 
to the some of threescore pounds, out of w dl the said yearelie 
rent of thirteene pounds six shillings eight pence being 
1 Critchloe is the usual way of spelling this surname. 



CROSTON, HOOLE, AND ECCLESTON PARISHES. 115 

deducted, w dl is reserved vpon the Recyted lease, and is to 
bee yearly payed to the said M T James Hyott, lessor, as affore- 
said, the remainder will be the Anuall some of fforty six 
pounds thirteene shillings four pence. 

WEE also $sent that in Much Hoole, w th in the County of Much 
Lancaster, there is a Chappell, w ch aboute ten yeares agoe aidLittle 
was by Act of Parliam* made a pishe Church, And that Hoole. 
M r Samuell Jones is the present Incumb nt there, and is a 
godly, painfull, preachinge Minister, and hath for his sallerie 
and mainteyce the proffitts of the tythes w th in the same 
towneshippes of Much Hoole and Little Hoole, w dl are 
worth three score pounds p ami (saveing and excepting) the 
yearelie some of seaven pounds thirteene shillings, w ch hee 
payes out of the said tyths to the Receiver of the Revenewes 
of the Dutchie of Lancaster, and the some of tenn pounds 
vnto the schoole w th in the said towne of Much Hoole and 
Little Hoole, w cl1 some of tenn pounds was given by M r 
Thomas Stones or M r A ndrewe Stones, or the one of them, 
out of the tyths of Much Hoole and Little Hoole, beeinge 
the onelie purchaser and doner thereof." And wee doe fur- 
ther j3nt fitt that the same pishe of Hoole should continue 
and remaine together as now it is, and not to bee sepated or 
added vnto any other Church or Chappell ; And that the 
tythes w th in the pishe of Hoole anywise growinge due to 
M r Samuell Jones, Incumbent there, amounteth to the some 
of sixty pounds p anfi, out of w cl1 said Anuall some of sixty 
pounds the said Incumbent, M r Jones, payeth yearely the 
receiver of the revenues of the Dutchy of Lancaster the 
some of seaven pounds thirteene shillings p ann, And to a 
schoole in the same pish the some of tenn pounds p Ann ; 
the remainder to the said Incumbent is the some of fforty 
two pounds seaven shillings. 

WEE alsoe j3sent that in the Towneshippe of Eccleston, nere Eccleston, 
Croston, in the County of Lancaster, there is scituate a pishe 
Church called Eccleston Church, And a psonage house, and 
certen glebe lands, w th a water corne milne thereunto be- 
longinge, worth thirty pounds p anfi ; And the tyths of Corne 

1 Hoole was severed from Croston parish in 1641. 
I 2 



Il6 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

and the privye tythes w t]l in the same towne are worth forty 
pounds p Ann; And that the tyths of Heskine are worth 
twenty pounds p Ann ; and that the tyths of Corne and the 
privye tyths w th in Wrightington and Parbold are worth foure 
score pounds p Ann ; And that M r Edward Gee is the f!sent 
incumbent at the said pish Church of Eccleston, and supplies 
the Cure there, and is an orthodox godly preachinge Minis- 
ter, And hath for his sallery and mainteyce the proffitts of 
the before menconed psonige, gleabe lands, watercorne mylne, 
and tyths ; And wee doe alsoe present that in the said towne 
of Parbold there is a Chappell, called Duglas [Douglas] 
Chappell, scytuated at the furthest pte of the said towne- 
shippe and parishe of Eccleston, and a donative of twenty 
pounds in the hands of Andreive Whittle of Wrightington, 
And that the interest of the said donative is to bee payed 
yearely towards the mainteynce of a prechinge minister 
there ; And another donative of ffive pounds, Given by John 
Toogood, late of Wrightington, deceased, and likewise that 
the yearly Interest thereof is to goe to the minister of the 
said Chappell ; And wee jJsent that M r Will Brownsword 
is Minister at the said Chappell, and supplies the Cure, and 
is a godlie painfull minister (but did not observe the thir- 
teenth day of this instant month, appointed by Act of 
Parliam 1 to be kept as a day of humiliacon, and had notice 
of it by the Constable), And that the said M T Brownsword 
hath for his sallery and mainteynce the yearelie intrest of the 
said donatives and ffiftie ffive pounds p Ann payed vnto him 
by the said M r Gee, pson of Eccleston, out of the proffitts of 
the tyths w tll in the pishe of Eccleston ; And wee doe also 
psent that it is fitt and necessarie that the towne of Parbold 
and the south and southwest side of Wrightington abutting 
towards Parbold, and lyinge nearer vnto Duglas [Douglas] 
Chappell then any other Church or Chappell, bee appro- 
priated and vnited there vnto, and the same to remaine a 
Chappell ; And that the tyths and tenths of Parbold and 
parte of Wrightington afforesaid, or sufficient mainteyce for a 
godly preaching Minister there, may be alsoe appropriated and 
vnited to the said Chappel. And wee further jJsent that the 
psonage, glebelands, mylne, tyth Corne, mixt tyths, and all 
other spiritual and Ecclesiasticall proffitts w th in the pishe of 
Eccleston afforesaid, accrueing and growcing due to the said 



ECCLESTON PARISH. 

Incumbent, M r Edivard Gee, together w th the small donatives 
in the f>sentm ts before menconed, amounteth vnto the some of 
one hundred seaventy two pounds p Ann, out of w ch the said 
Gee payeth over vnto the afforenamed M r Will Brownsword> 
for officiatinge the Cure att Duglas Chappell afforesaid, a 
stipend or sallery of ffifty pounds p anfi, the remainder over to 
the said M r Gee will bee the some of one hundred and fifteene 
pounds. And wee psent that the east side of the said towne 
of Wrightington (allreadye 1 ) not disposed of to any Church 
or Chappell, shall bee appropriated and annexed to the said 
Parish Church of Eccleston, or vnto such other Church or 
Chappell built or to bee built as shall bee nearest to them. 

AND lastly wee doe present and think it fitt, meete, and re- 
quisite that all and every the severall Churches and Chappells 
that may bee divyded from one to another, or made pishes, 
and are before in these or any of these J3sentm ts menconed, shall 
bee proporconably divyded and sev'ed by mates and bonds to 
distinguishe the (jScincts 1 ) and lifrties of the said pishes and 
Chappelries, and that such towneshipps and hamletts as lye 
betwixt any (two of 1 ) the said Churches and Chappells shall 
be divyded soe as the Inhabitants may be members of such of 
them (as is 1 ) nearest, and not necessitated to travell further 
for the benefits of gods ordinances then is requisite. 

RICH. DURNINGE (L.S.) JAMES PARKER (L.S.) 

RICHARD SHARPLES (L.S.) GEORGE NORRIS (L.S.) 

ROBTE HALLYWELL (L.S.) JOHN GAWDREY* 1 

EDWARD WOODCOCKE (L.S.) his c hike J 

RICH. ASCOUGH (L.S.) THO. BANNESTER (L.S.) 

WILLM DANDY (L.S.) RICH. DANDY (L.S.) 

JAMES SHERDLEY (L.S.) ROBT SMYTH (L.S.) 

RICH. TOMPSON (L.S.) JOHN WALTON (L.S.) 

THO. JENKINSON \ CLS} J OHN FoRSHAWE \ /LS) 
his x hike J iSke c5 / 

(JOHN ATHERTON THOMAS BIRCH 

ROBT MAWDESLEY THOMAS CUBHAM 
ROBT GLEST 3 ) 

Lambeth MS. 2 Cawdrey is the correct name (see page 108). 

3 Lambeth MS. The signatures of the Commissioners are not in the 
original MS. 



US LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

[HUNDRED OF LONSDALE.] 
(Liftat fuit Cur xiij die Novembris I650. 1 ) 

Inquisicon indented, taken at Lancaster in y c Countye of 
Lancaster, y e eighteenth day of June in y e yeare of our Lord 
God One thousand six hundred and nifty, before Richard 
Shuttleworth, John Starkie, Thomas WhittingJiam, John 
Saivrey, Jereiah Aspinwall, George Toulnson, William West, 
and George Pigott, Esq 1 ' 8 , by virtue of a Comission vnder y c 
Create Seale of England, to them and others directed, bear- 
ing date y c Twenty ninth day of March last, for inquiring 
y e Number and reall yearly value and scittuacon of Churches 
& Chappells within y e said Countye, And how y e same are 
pvided of Maintance and preaching Ministers, by y e Oathes 
of good and lawful men of y e Hundred of Loynsdale [Lons- 
dale], in y e said County, viz*, Richard Hest of Warton, gen ; 
Gervase Ward of Warton, gefi ; Robert Hadwen, Sen 1 ', de 
Carnfourth [Carnforth], gefi ; Henry Simpkinson of y e same, 
gefi ; Christopher Hobkin of Yealand, gefi ; Robert Oxcliffe of 
Yealand, gefi ; John Talbot of Tateham [Tatham], gen ; John 
Smyth of y e same, gen ; Laurence Walker of y c same ; Henry 
Staires of Arholme [Arkholme], gen ; Edward Cort of y e 
same, gefi ; William Dicconson of y e same, gen ; Bryan 
Bland of Newton, gen ; Bryan Dawney of Whittington, gen, 
and Henry Croft of Whittington, gen, Who say vpon their 
Tunstall Oathes That y e Paresh Church of Tunstall, within y e said Hun- 
[Tunstal]. ^red o f Loinsdale [Lonsdale] and County of Lancaster, is a 
Vickaradge presentative by y e heires of S r John Girlington, a 
delinquent dec d patron, An,d that y e Parsonadge or Rectorye 
of Corne and graine are impropriate to M r Edward Wilson 
of Nether Leavers, in y e County of WestrSland, and are worth 
a hundred and twenty poundes p anfi or thereabouts ; And 
y c said Jurors say That y e said pish of Tunstall doth containe 
within yt severall Towneshipps, Hamletts, or Villages of y e 

1 Lambeth MS. 



TUNSTAL AND CLAUGHTON PARISHES. 119 

severall distances from y c said parish Church hereafter fol- 
lowinge : viz*, Tunstall, where y e Church is seated ; Cansfeild 
[Cantsfield], distant as aforesaid One myle, Burrough [Bur- 
row] One myle, Lecke [Leek] Three myles and a halfe. 
That there are no Tythes of Corne and Graine, But that there 
is Wooll, Lamb, Pigg, Goose, hay, hempe, flax, and small 
Tythes throughout y e whole pish ; That y e whole pffyjtts 
issuing out of and belonging to y c viccarage were of late 
worth about Thirty pounds p anii before y e decay of Sheep, 
but now about fifteene pounds p ann ; And that there is 
within y e said parish one Chappell, hereafter recited, being 
distant from its Parish Church, viz*, Lecke [Leek], Three 
miles and a half, And that y e Viccar for y e Tyme being at 
Lecke is M r 'John Leake, Maister of Arts ; And y e said Jurors 
say that y e said Chappell of Leeke hath not any main- 
tainance nor Minister, And that y e Congregacon of y e said 
Chappellry of Lecke humbly pray their said Chappell of 
Lecke may bee made Parochiall, and y e Hamletts of Ireby, 
which lye about a myle from their said Chappell and Two 
myles from their owne parish Church of Thornton (scituate 
in Yorkshire) ; And that y e Parkehouse (w th in theire said 
Parish of Tunstall), three miles from the said pish Church, 
and w th in half a myle of y e said Chappell, may be sepated 
from their parish Churches and annexed to y e said Chappell 
at Lecke, and some certaine maintainance may be allowed 
thereunto. 

AND the said Jurors further say vpon their Oathes That Claugh- 
y e parish Church of Claughton, within y e said hundred of to 
Loinsdale and County of Lancaster, is a Parsonage with 
Cure of Soules jJsentative by y e Lords of y e Manner of 
Claughton twice and by y e heires of S r Peter Leigh of 
Lyme, knight, decased, once, in Turnes, being Patrons 
thereof; And that there is belonging to y e said Rectory a 
Parsonadge Howse and about Three Acres of Glebe. And 
y e said Jurors say That there are Tythes of Corne and 
Graine belonging to y e said Parsonadge throughout the 
whole pish, as also Wooll, Lamb, pigg, goose, hay, hemp, 
flax, and small Tythes payable through y e whole parish, 
As also that there is some prescription or Composicon rent 



120 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

for tyth hay, worth about sixteene shillings p arm, And that 
the whole proffitts issueing out of y e said Rectory are reputed 
to be worth about Twenty eight pounds, besides an Augmen- 
tacon of Twenty pounds p ann by order of y e Comittie of 
Lancashire. And y e said Jurors likewise say That the 
Minister Officiating y e Cure of y e Church for y e time being 
is M r Edward Aston, Bachelour of Artes. And y e said 
Jurors say vpon their Oathes That y e Parish Church of 
Tateham Tateham, w th in y e said Hundred of Loynsdale and County 
of Lancaster, is a parsonage ^sentative by y e Lord Mor ley, a 
papist Delinquent Patron thereof; And y e said Jurors say 
That y e said Parish of Tateham [Tatham] doth containe 
within it but one Towneshipp, where y e Parish Church is 
seated, And That there is belonging to y e said parish a 
Parsonadge howse and aboute sixteene acres of Gleabe land, 
As also That y e said parson hath y e Tythes of. Corn e and 
graine belonging to his psonage onely in Tateham Towne, 
And that he hath onely Wooll, lamb, & Calfe through the 
said parish, and likewise some prescription or Composicon 
Rents in Tateham ffell worth about ffortye shillings p ann ; 
And y e - said Jurors say That y e whole pfittes issuing out of 
& belonging to y e said psonage are worth about nifty Two 
pounds p ann, And besides they say there is an Augmen- 
tacon of fforty marks p anfi by Order of y e Comittee of 
Lancashire fforthe of Sequestracons ; And that there is 
within and pt of y e said Parish but one Chappell hereafter 
recited, being distant from y e Parish Church, viz 1 Tateham 
Chappill, ffive myles, y e Church standing quite beyond any 
Inhabitant of y e said parish very inconveniently. And the 
said Jurors likewise say That y e Minister of y e said Parish 
Church for the tyme being is M r Nicholas Smyth, And that 
the Chappell of Tateham belonging to the s d pish Church of 
Tateham is pvided of Maintainance & Minister of hereafter 
followeth, viz* nifty shillings paid yearely and anciently by 
y e Inhabitants and fforty pounds p anfi by order from y e 
Comittie of plundered Ministers forth of y e Rectory of 
unpropriate Tythes of Melling belonging to y* said Lord 
Morley, a papist delinquent ; y e Minister for y e Tyme being 
Officiating att y e said Chappell is M T Drinckall, an honest 
man. 



WARTON PARISH. 121 

AND y e said Jurors say vpon their Oathes That y c pish Warton. 
Church of Warton within y e said Hundred of Lonsdale and 
County of Lancaster is a Vicarage j>sentative now by y 
Chancellour of y e Duchy and forrSly by y e Deane and 
Chapter of Worcester, to whome y e whole Rectory and all 
y e Tythes and other pfitts are impropriated and granted by 
y e said Deane and Chapter to William Pennington, Esq r 
and S r George Middleton, knight and Barronet, a com- 
pounded delinquent for .some yeares yet in being, and are 
worth about Two hundred seaventy seaven pounds p anfi, 
out of w ch the ffarmors, by Order of y e said Deane and 
Chapter, are to pay yearly fforty shillings to y e poore of y e 
same pish. And y e said Jurors say That y e said Parish of 
Warton doth containe within it y e severall Towneshipps, 
Hamletts, or Villages of y e severall distances from y e said 
parish Church hereafter following, viz* Warton, where y e 
Church is seated, distant as aforesaid Three myles ; Yealand 
Conyers, One myle ; Yealand Readman [Redmayne], Two 
myles; Silverdale, four myles; Hutton, Two and a half; 
Barwicke [Berwick], Two myles ; Carneforth [Carnforth], one 
myle ; And that there is belonging to the said Viccaridge a 
little Viccaradge howse, and vnder an acre of glebe. And the 
said Jurors say further That y e whole pfitts issuing out of y 
said Viccaradg were worth about Twenty pounds p ann, and 
That y e same is yet allowed by the ffarm rs of y e said Deane 
and Chapter forthe of y e said whole Rectory, and an Aug- 
mentacon of ffifty pounds p ann allowed by Order of y e 
Comittee of Goldsmiths hall vpon S T Georg Midletons Com- 
posicon ; And that there are within and pt of y e said pish 
these Chappells hereafter recited, being distant from their 
parish Church, viz* Silverdale, ffive myles ; Barwick [Borwick], 
two myles ; And That y e Minister Officiating for y e tyme 
being is one M T Richard Walker, M r of Arts. And y e said 
Jurors doe also say That the severall Chappells belonging 
to y e said pish Church of Warton are pvided of Main- 
tainance and Ministers as hereafter is expressed; viz* y e said 
Chappell of Silverdale hath no maintainance at all, but y e 
poore inhabitants forced to hyre a poore Minister for Twenty 
Nobles- p anfi ; And That y e said Inhabitants humbly pray 
That a settled Maintainance for a preaching Minister may 



122 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

be allowed them, and that y e Towne of Lindeth may bee 
annexed to them, which is is allso desired by the said Inhabi- 
tants of Lindeth. That y e said Chapell of Barwicke [Bor- 
wick] hath a Salary of Twenty pounds p anfi geven by 
S r Robert Bindlos, knight, deceased, by his last Will and 
Testament to a preaching Minister at Barwicke [Berwick] 
Chappell, whilst any of his name or blood should bee the 
Lords of Barwicke [Berwick], out of certaine lands in 
Wensadale [Wensley Dale], in Yorkshire, called Cham house, 
butt the same is w tl1 holden and not payed. 

Whitting- AND y e said Jurors say upon their oathes that the parish 
Church of Whittington, w th in y e said Hundred of Loynsdale 
[Lonsdale] and County of Lancaster, is a parsonage $sen- 
tative with Cure of Soules, And That Thomas Carne, Esq'\ 
a papist delinquent, is reputed patron, y e same being an 
entire Rectory ; And that y e said pish of Whittington doth 
containe within it y e sev'all Towneshipps, Hamletts, or 
Villages of y e severall distances from y c said parish Church 
hereafter followinge, viz* Whittington, where y e Church is 
seated ; Newton, distant as aforesaid One mile ; Docker, 
One myle and a half; And likewise That there is belonging 
to y c said Church Two acres of Gleabe landes or thereabouts, 
and also Tythes of Corne and grayne through the whole 
parish, together with wooll, lamb, pigg, goose, hay, hemp, 
flax, and small Tythes through y e whole parish, Except hay 
in Docker, for which y e Inhabitants of Docquer [Docker] 
paye a pscripcon rent. And y c said Jurors further say That 
there is some pscripcon or Composicon Rent w lll in y e said 
pish onely, for hay in Docquer [Docker] as before about 
Twenty shillings, And that y e whole pffitts issuing out of 
the whole Rectorie are comonly reputed to be worth one 
hundred thirtye seaven pounds; And y e said Jurors likewise 
saye That y e Minister Officiating y e Cure att y e said pish 
Church of Whittington is M r Richard Jackson, Maister of 
Arts, a godly preaching Minister. 

Mailing. AND y e said Jurors doe likewise say vpon their Oathes 
That y e Parish Church of Melling within the said Hundred of 
Loynsdale [Lonsdale] and County of Lancaster is a vicarage 



MELLING PARISH. 123 

psentative vnder y c Create Seale of England, And that y c 
Rectorye or Tythes of Corne and Graine are impropriate to y e 
Lord Morley, a papist delinquent, worth about Two hundred 
and ffifty pounds p ann, And That y e said pish doth con- 
taine within it y e sevall Towneshipps, Hamletts, or Villages 
of y e severall distances from y e pish Church hereafter ex- 
pressed, viz* Melling, where y e Church is seated ; Wrayton, 
distant as aforesaid half a mile ; Aaram [Arkholme], ffive 
miles; Cawood, ffive myles; Horneby [Hornby], one mile and 
a halfe ; Roberindale [Roeburndale], seaven miles ; Botton, 
seaven miles ; Wraa [Wray], three miles ; Wennington, two 
miles ; ffarlton [Farleton], two myles. And say likewise That 
some of those townes that have no Chappells are nearer other 
Churches and Chappells then their owne, viz* Botton, but a 
mile distant from Tatham Chappell, And the said Inhabi- 
tants of Botton desire to bee annexed therto. And the 
said Jurors likewise say That there is belonging to y e said 
Church Tenn Acres of Gleabe lands or thereabouts, And 
that there is payable through y e whole pish part of the 
small Tyths, except onely in Botton and Roberindale 
[Roeburndale] ; And they doe further say That there is 
payable w th in the said pish a Ascription or Composicon Rent 
amounting to y e some of Two pounds Thirteene shillings 
four pence p anri paid by y e Lord Morley to y e Viccar there 
Officiating for all the Townes w th in that Parish, And that 
y e inttire pffitts issueing out of y e said Vicarage are worth 
about Thirty pounds, And besides they say That there is 
ffifty pounds p ann allowed by y e Comittee of plundered 
Ministers for Augmentacon forth of the said impropriated 
Rectory of y e said Lord Morley ; And that y e said pish of 
Melling hath within it two Chappells distant from y e pish 
Church, viz* Hornby, One mile and a half distant ; Aaram 
[Arkholme], ffive myles; And That there is for y e Tyme 
being no Minister to supply y e Cuer of y e said Church, but 
that y e place is void by y e removall of M r John Smith to 
another Benefice in Northumberland. And further y e said 
Jurors say That y c severall Chappells hereafter menconed, 
seated within y c said pish of Melling, are pvided of Main- 
tainance and Ministers as followeth, viz* That ye Chappell of 
Hornby hath Six pounds p ann, yett and antiently paid by 



124 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

y e Inhabitants of y e Chappellry, and fforty pounds p anfi by 
Order of ye Comittee of plundered Ministers forthe of y e 
impropriate Tythes of y e Lord Morley within y e same Chap- 
pellry, being worth One hundred and fforty pounds p anfi. 
The Inhabitants within y e Chappellry humbly pray y e said 
Chappell may bee made a Parish Church, And y e Inhabitants 
of Wraa, Roberindale [Roeburndale], and ffarlton doe pray 
y e same, And that they may bee annexed to y e said Church 
of Hornby ; y e Minister Officiating there is M r Kiddson, 
an honest, godly man ; And That y c Chappell of Aaram 
[Arkholme] hath foure pounds Thirteene shillings ffoure 
pence p ann as yet allowed, and antiently had it paid by y e 
Inhabitants of y e Chappellry, And fforty pounds Augmen- 
tacon by like Order forth of y e same Tythes. The Inhabi- 
tants likewise pray they may be made a parish and have 
a settled Maintainance ; y e Minister Officiating there is 
M r Foster. In witness whereof as well y e said Comissioners 
as y e said Jurors have hereunto sett their handes & seales 
y e day and yeare first above written. 

RICHARD REST (L.S.) JERVASE WARD (L.S.) 

ROBTE HADWEN (L.S.) HENRY SIMPKINSON (L.S.) 

CROFER HOBKIN (L.S.) ROBTE OXCLIFFE (L.S.) 

JOHN TALBOTT (L.S.) JOHN SMYTH (L.S.) 

LAWRENCE WALKER (L.S.) HENRY STAIRES (L.S.) 

EDWARD CORT (L.S.) WILLM DICCONSON (L.S.) 

BRYAN BLAND (L.S.) BYAN 1 DAWNEY (L.S.) 

HENRY CROFTE (L.S.) 

JlREHIAH ASPINWALL(L.S.) GEO. PlGOT (L.S.) 

THO. WHITTINGHAM (L.S.) JOHN SAWREY (L.S.) 

W. WEST (L.S.) 2 



Inquisicon 3 indented taken at Lancaster, in the County of 
Lanc e , y e xvij th day of June, in y e year of our Lord God 

1 Bryan in the Inquisition (see page 118). 

2 The seals all plain. 

3 The original MS. at the Record Office is much damaged and 
obliterated. 



LANCASTER PARISH. 



125 



1650, before 'Richard Shuttle-worth, John Starkie, Thomas 
Whittingham, John Sawrey, Jereiah Aspinwall, George 
Tonluson, William West, & Georg Pigot, Esq rs , by virtue of 
a Comission vnder y e Create Scale of England to them & 
others directed, bearing date y e Twentie ninth day of March 
last, for inquiring of y e Number, reall yearly value, & scitu- 
acon of Churches & Chappells within y e said County, and 
how y e same is pvided of maintainance and preaching 
Ministers, by y e Oathes of good and lawfull men of y e Hun- 
dred of Loynsdale [Lonsdale], in y e said County, viz*, Thomas 
Westmore, of Middleton, gen ; Gyles Hysham of Lancaster, 
gen ; (Edmund^) Berwicke of Highfield, gefi n ; Robert Caton 
of Scottforth, gen ; Thomas Law son of the Craw-dubb, gen ; 
(Robert Dickenson^} of Boulton, gen ; Edmund Hoivseman 
of Slyne, gen ; Thomas Hynd of Heaton, gen ; William 
Thornton of Halton Parke, gen ; Richard Hewetson of Bare, 
gen ; Henry Holme of Netherkellet, Jun r , gen ; Robert 
Troughton (of Overton, gen 1 ) ; w\& John Wilkinson de eadem, 
gen, who say upon their Oathes, That y e Parish Church of 
Lancaster, within y e said Hundred of Loinsdale and County (Lancas- 
of Lancaster, is a Viccaradge psentative by y e said Geor 
Touluson, And That y e parsonage or Rectory or Tythes of 
Corne and graine within most of y e said parish are impro- 
priated to S r Robert Bindlos, Baronet, & his heires, & are 
farmed att ffive hundred and Tenn pounds p ami, or there- 
abouts. And y e said Jurors say That y e said parish of 
Lancaster doth containe within it y e severall Townshipps, 
Hamletts, or Villages of y e severall distances from y e said 
parish Church hereafter following, viz 1 (Lancaster 1 ), whereof 
y e Church is seated ; (Scottforth, distant as 1 ) aforesaid one 
mile ; Ashton, ffoure miles ; Thurnham, ffive miles ; Quar- 
more [Quernmore], ffoure miles ; Wyersdale, eight miles ; 
Gressingham, eight miles ; Caton, ffour miles ; (Stalmine 1 ,) 
Seven (teene 1 ) miles ; (Skerton, one mile ; Poulton, Bare, and 1 ) 
Tho^is^holme [Torrisholme], three miles; Middleton 1 ), six 
miles; (Overton, six miles 1 ); Helton 1 ,) three miles; Tox- 
teth Parke 3 , ffiftie miles; part of ffull(wood sixteene miles; 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 Toxteth was anciently a park belonging to the Duchy, and formed 
part of the parish of Lancaster. 



126 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

and Cadiley [Cadley], sixteene ; Bleasdell [Bleasdale] fforrest, 
thirteene miles 1 ); and Myers (cough 1 ), thirteene miles. And 
that there is belonging to y e said Vicaradg twenty seaven 
acres of gleab land lying neare y e Church (within the Towne 
of Lancaster, and that the said Viccar hath the Tythes of 
Corne 1 ) and graine belonging to his Vicaradge onely in 
Lancaster, Th^rnham 1 ) cu Glass(on, Baldsbury 1 ) [Badsbury], 
and Midgham [Midgehall] in Myercough [Myerscough], and 
likewise Wooll, Lambe, pig(g, goose, hay, hempe, flax, and 
small tythes in Lancaster, Skerton, Poulton, Bare, and 
Thorisholme, and l ) most of y e said Parish ; Th(at the whole 1 ) 
pfitts issuing out of and belonging to y e said Vicaradg are 
worth Two hundred (and eighty pounds per anfi, to the 
Viccar whereof the aforesaid Gleabe is parcell ; And that 
there are within and part of the 1 ) said pish these Chappells 
hereafter recited, being distant from their Parish Church, viz* 
Wyersdale, eight statute miles, Admarsh in B^easdall 1 ), 
thirteene miles; (Stalmin, seaventeene miles; Gressingham, 
eight miles 1 ) ; Caton, ffour miles; Overton, six miles; Tox- 
teth Parke, nifty miles ; And That y e Viccar for y e Tyme 
being att Lancaster aforesaid is M T William MarsJiall, M r of 
Arts, a godly and painfull Minister (of Jesus Christ 1 ). And 
y e said Jurors say, That y e severall Chappells belonging to 
y e said Parish Church of Lancaster (are 1 ) pvided of Main- 
tainance & Ministers as hereafter is expressed, viz 1 y e said 
Chappell of Wyersdale (hath, and time out of mind hath 
had, ffbure pounds 1 ) p anh forthe of y e (Revenue and 1 ) 
Thirtie pounds p anfi Augmentacon forth of y e impropriate 
Rectory of Bolton, belonging to S r (Henry Compton^ knight, 
a delinquent by order of y Comittie of Goldsmiths Hall 
(upon 1 ) S r Henry (Comptoiis composition 1 ). The Minister 
at y e s(aid ! ) Chappell is M T TJiomas Denny, Bachalour of 
Arts, who has beene a preaching Minister there aboue (twelve 1 ) 
yeares ; And That y e Chappell of Admarsham [Admarsh] (in 
Bleasdall, hath neyther minister nor maintenance, and that the 
people thereabouts are an ignorant 1 ) and careless people, 
knowing nothing of y e worship of God, but live in ignorance 
and supsticcon, (and 1 ) six myles from any Church or Chappell; 

1 Lambeth MS. 



LANCASTER PARISH. 



127 



And That y c said Chappell of (Stalmin hath 1 ) about ten 
pounds p anfi in small Tythes, and fifty pounds p ann by 
Order from y e Comittie of plundered Ministers, the Minister 
there for y e Tyme being M r Jenney*, Ma(ister 1 ) of Arts ; 
And that y e said Chappell of (Gressingham 1 ) hath about 
Six pounds Thirteene shillings four pence p anfi in small 
Tythes and fforty pounds p ann forth of y e sequestred 
Tythes impropriate to y e Lord M or ley, a papist Delinquent, 
by Order from y e Comittee of plundred Ministers (the 
minister there 1 ) M T Sell*, a painfull Preacher. And that y e 
Congregacon of y e said Chappelry of Gressingham humbly 
pray That they may bee made a Parish, And That y e Inhabi- 
tants of Aughton being four myles from their parish Church 
(and within two myles 1 ) of Gressingham, And also That y e 
Congregacon of (Aaram 1 ) [Arkholme], (seperated 1 ) from 
Melling, its parish Church by y e River Loyne [Lune], which 
they cannot pass without danger of life, may be sepated from 
their said parish and vnited to (theire said 1 ) Congregacon 
Church of Gressingham, which is humbly submitted by y e 
said Comissioners and Jurors. And y e said Jurors further 
say, That y e said parochiall Chappell of Caton hath about 
Three pounds Six shillings Eight pence p anfi in small 
Tythes, and a hundred pounds p ann forth of y e Rectory of 
Boulton [Bolton] belonging to y e said S r Henry Compton, a 
Delinquent by Order of Goldsmiths Hall vpon y e said 
Delinquents Composicon ; the Minister there for the Tyme 
being is M r Schoolcroft^, Maister of Arts ; And That Overton 
had Antiently, but not of late, foure pounds p anfi paid by 
y e Vicar of Lancaster, and aboute Three yeares since fTourty 
pounds p anfi granted by y c Comittee of plundered Ministers 
forth e of y said Rectory of Boulton, which fforty pounds is 
now reduced to about Sixteene pounds p anfi by y e Sollici- 
tation of one M f Chamberlaine, Agent for y e said S r Henry 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 Canon Raines, in his Not. CesL, gives this name as l Fenny* \ the 
original MS., as well as the Lambeth, gives Jenney; his Christian name 
was Henry. He was afterwards Vicar of St. Michael's Le Wyre. 

3 John Syll, Pastor of Gressingham, signed the "Agreement of the 
People." 

4 James Schoolcrofte, minister of Caton, signed the " Harmonious 
Consent of the Ministers, &c." 



128 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Compton, whereby their Minister, M r Thomas ffawcett, an 
honest, godly, painfull Man, is lately gone from them for 
want of Maenteinance. The said Chappell of Overton and 
most of y e Inhabitants of Overton (Middleton 1 ) and Heaton 
(except Oxcliff), being about Eighty {Families within y e same 
Chappelry, are Six Myles distant from Lancaster, their Parish 
Church, and so surrounded by the flowing sea twice in twenty 
foure howers That they cannot pass to their parish Church, 
and have no other Church nearer them but Hysham [Hey- 
sham], about Three miles distant from y e most pte of y e 
said Inhabitants, who humbly pray a Settled Maintainance 
& Ministery, and to bee made a Parish of themselves. In 
Order to which y e said Inhabitants have (agreed to remove 
the 1 ) said Chappell to a more convenient place within Mid- 
dlton aforesaid att theire owne Chardge ; And y e said Jurors 
doe likewise say, That y e said Chappell of Toxteth 2 hath 
Allowance of y e Tythes within Toxteth by Order of y e 
Comittee of plundered Ministers, (worth 1 ) p ann Sixty 
pounds (coib' annis), and Tenn pounds out of y e Rectory of 
Walton by like Order ; y e Minister M r Thomas Hiiggin, an 
honest godly Man and a Graduate. 3 

(Cocker- AND y e said Jurors doe further say vpon their Oathes, That 
m '' y e Parish Church of Cockerham, within y e said Hundred of 
Loinsdale [Lonsdale] and County of Lane 6 is a Vicaradge Pre- 
sentative, Jo/in Catvert ) Esq r , a Papist Delinquent, Patron; That 
y e Tythes of Corne and graine within y e whole Parish are Im- 
propriate to y e said M r Calvert and to M T Bradshaw, another 
Delinquent papist, worth One hundred and sixteene pounds p 
ann, viz* Eighty pounds p ann in Elleli, sixteene pounds p ann 
in Cockerham, and Twenty pounds p ann in fforton; And That 
there is another Tyth of Corn in pt of Thornham [Thurnham], 
within y e said pish, impropriate to y e said M T Bradshaw, worth 
Ten pounds p anfi ; And y e said pish of Cockerham doth con- 
taine within it y e severall Townshipps, hamletts, or Villages of 
y c severall distances from y e said Parish Church heretofore 4 
following, viz* Cockerham, where y e Church is seated ; (Elleli 1 ) 
[Ellel], distant as aforesaid Three miles ; fforton, one mile ; 

1 Lambeth MS. 2 Known as " Dingle Chapel." 

3 Other parts of Lancaster, see/w/. 

4 So in the original and Lambeth copy. 



COCKERHAM AND BOLTON PARISHES. 129 

pt of Cleveley Three myles ; pt of Thurnham Three myles ; 
one howse in Lower Wyersdale, viz* Robert Websters, of y e 
Holmes ; And that there is belonging to y e said Church a 
Vicarage howse and Six acres & a halfe of Glebe land, and 
also Tyth of Salt & Wooll, lambe .& pigg, Goose, hay, 
hempe, flax, and small Tythes, in most of y e places within 
y e said Vicaradge ; That there is some Composicon Rent from 
Thurnham Hall, about Six shillings p ann ; That y e pffitts 
thereof were anciently reputed to bee about Sixty pounds 
p ann, but by reason of y e decay of Sheepe y e said Vicaradge 
hath beene ffarmed y e last yeare for Thirty five pounds. And 
y e said Jurors likewise say That y e said Parish of Cockerham 
doth containe within it y e severall Chappelles distant from 
their said pish Church as followeth, viz*, Ellell [Ellel], Three 
myles, Shierside [Shire Side 1 ] Three miles ; And that y e 
Incumbent officiating att y e said Parish Church for y e Tyme 
being is one M r Thomas Smith during y e Sequestracon of 
M T William Calvert, y e Vicar, for delinquency. And y e said 
Jurors further say That y e said severall Chappells belonging 
to y e said pish Church of Cockerham are pvided for as fol- 
loweth ; viz*, ffifty pounds p ann allowed by Order from y e 
Comittees of plundered Ministers to y e said Chappell of 
Ellell; y e Minister there M r Peter Atkinson; And that y e 
said Chappell of Shierside [Shire Side] hath no certaine 
Maintainance to their knowledge, the Minister there for y e 
Tyme being M r JoJin ffisJier. 

AND y e said Jurors further say vpon their Oathes That y (Boulton 2 ) 
Parish of Boulton [Bolton], within ye said Hundred of Loyns- sands]" C 
dale and County of Lancaster, was a Rectory impropriate to y e 
Bishopps Sea of Chester, which Bishoppe demised y e said 
Rectory to 5 r Henry Compton, a delinquent, for lives yet in 
beinge, which is now farmed att Three hundred & Tenn 
pounds p ann, and extends to y e Towneshipps of Boulton 
[Bolton], Slyne cu Hest, Nether Kellet, Over Kellet, 
Cappenwray [Capernwray], within which Rectory there is a 
Vicarage psentative by y e said Bishopp, which Vicaradge of 
Boulton doth containe within it y e severall Townshipps, 

1 Also known as Shire's Head Chapel. - Lambeth MS. 

K 



I3O LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

Hamletts, or Villages of their severall distances from y e said 
pish Church, viz* Boulton, where y e pish Church is seated ; 
Slyne cu Hest, distant as aforesaid One myle, Nether 
Kellet Two myles, Over Kellet ffoure myles, Cappenwray 
Three myles ; And That there belongeth to y e said Parish 
Church of Boulton a Vicaradge house and Seaventeene acres 
of Glebe land, and no Tythes of Corne but wooll, lamb, pigg> 
goose, haye, hempe, flax, & small Tythes through y e whole 
Parish except Over Kellet, which are worth about ffoure 
pound p ami ; And that y e whole pffittes of y e said Viccaradge 
are v/orth about Twenty pounds p ann to y e Viccar, besides 
which y e jpsent Incumbent hath an Augmentacon of an hun- 
dred pounds p ann forthe of y e said Impropriate Rectory by 
Order of Goldsmiths hall vpon S r Comptoris Composicon, 
paid by M r CJuimberlayne, agent for S r Henry Compton. 
And y e said Jurors say That y e said pish hath within it (one 1 ) 
Chappell pochiall within Over Kellet, ffour miles distant 
from y e said Parish Church of Boulton, And that M r John 
Jacques is Incumbent and preacher att y e said Parish Church, 
And that y e said Chappell of Over Kellet, within y e said 
pish is pvided of maintainance & Ministers as hereafter is 
expressed, viz 1 , hath about Tenn pounds p anfi in small 
Tythes and ffiftie pounds p anfi forthe of y e said impropriate 
Tythes by like Order of Goldsmiths Hall ; the Minister there, 
M r William Smith, a preacher. 

(Halton. 1 ) AND y e said Jurors say vpon their Oathes That y e Parish 
Church of Halton, within y e said Hundred of Loynsdale, is 
a Parsonadge psentative antiently by Thomas Cams, Esq r , y e 
Elder, a papist, and doth containe within it y e severall Town- 
shipps, Hamletts, or Villages of y e severall distances from 
y e said parish Church hereafter following ; viz 1 Halton, where 
y e Church is seated, & Aughton, ffour miles distant. And 
That they have heard there is a psonage howse & some 
Gleab lands belonging to y e said Church concninge which 
there is a suite depending whether itt be Glebe or no. But 
whether it bee so or not, or what it is, or where it lyes, they 
know not, but leave itt to to y c issue of y e said Suite. And the 

1 Lambeth MS. 



HALTON AND LANCASTER PARISHES. 131 

said Jurors say That there are Tythes of Corne & graine 
belonging to y e said Parsonage through y e whole Parish 
(certaine lands Excepted), for which y e (owners pay a pre- 
scription 1 ) Rent of Six pounds or thereabouts; That there 
is wooll, lamb, pigg, goose, hay, hemp, flax & small Tythes 
payable through y e whole Parish, and Prescription or Com- 
posicon Rent amounting to Six pounds p ann or thereabouts ; 
And that y e cleare pffites of y e said parish are worth Eighty 
pounds p ann to y e Parson, without Reference to y e land 
in Suite. That y e said parish of (Ha^lton hath within itt a 
Chappell distant from y c Parish Church, viz* Aughton, ffoure 
miles ; That y e Minister of y e said parish Church is M r 
Thomas White/lead, M r of Arts. And further y e said Jurors 
say That y e said Chappell of Aughton, within y e said Parish, 
hath neither maintainance nor Minister, y e said Hamlett of 
Aughton being scituate att one end & Halton Church att 
y e other end of y e parish, flour miles distant. If y e Church 
were removed to some convenient place or neare y e middle 
of y e Parish, or y e said Inhabitants of Aughton annexed to 
Gressingham, it would supplye y e whole (much better 1 ). 

AND y e said Jurors say upon their Oathes That y e parish 
of Hysham [Heysham], within y e said Hundred of Loyns- am ] 
dale & County of Lancaster, is a Parsonadge f)sentative by 
M f George Parkinson of flairenapp ; That y e said parish 
containes (but one 1 ) Townshipp, namely Hysham [Heysham], 
where y e Parish Church is seated ; That ther are Tythes of 
Corne & graine belonging to y e said (parsonage throughout 
the 1 ) whole Parish ; That there is wooll, lamb, pigg, goose, 
hay, hemp, flax, and small Tythes, and also Tythes of fish 
paid through y e whole Parish; That. the proffitts issueing 
out of y e said Rectory are worth about a hundred pounds 
p ann to y e Parson for y e Tyme being, M r William Ward, 
Maister of Artes. 

AND further y e said Jurors say That y c Inhabitants o 
ffulwood 2 , in y e Parish of Lane, being distant from their 

1 Lambeth MS. 

- Fulwood is a township in the parish of Lancaster, but is in the 
Hundred of Amounderness, 



132 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

said parish as aforesaid Sixteene myles, pray That they may 
be annexed to y e Parish Church of Amoundernes, 2 from 
which they are distant but a mile or thereabouts ; And That 
y e Inhabitants of Myerscough, likewise within y e said parish 
of Lancaster, being Thirteene miles from their parish Church, 
pray That such of them as li(ve in the places called Midgall 
and Badsbury 1 ), lying without y e Pale (= hedg 1 ), may bee 
annexed to Wood Plumpton, And That y e rest of Myers- 
cough within y e pale may be annexed to Garstang ; And 
That y e said Inhabitants within y e said Chappellry of 
(Stallmin) [Stalmine], being ffive hundred seaventy nyne 
Cofhunicantes, likewise within y e said Parish of Lane, being 
Seaventeene miles from their parish Church, humbly pray 
they may bee made a parish of themselvs and have a settled 
maintainance and Ministery there, being soe Surrounded 
with Sea & Moss that they cannot without great danger 
travell to any other Church or Chappell. In wittnesse 
whereof, as well y e said Commissioners as y e said Jurors, 
have hereunto sett their hands & Scales y e day & year first 
above written. 

THO. WESTMORE (L.S.) GEYLES HEYSHAM (L.S.) 

EDMUND BERWICKE (L.S.) ROBTE CAYTON (L.S.) 

THO. LAWSON (L.S.) ROBTE DICKENSON (L.S.) 

EDMUND HOUSEMAN (L.S.) THO. HYND (L.S.) 

WILLM THORNTON (L.S.) RICHARD HEWETSON (L.S.) 

HENRY HOLME (L.S.) ROBTE TROUGHTON (L.S.) 
JOHN WILKINSON (L.S.) 

JOHN SAUREY (L.S.) JEREHJAH ASPINWALL (L.S.) 

GEO. PIGOT (L.S.) THO. WHITTINGHAM (L.S. 8 ) 

W. WEST (L.S.) 



[LONSDALE NORTH OF THE SANDS.] 

Inquisicon indented taken at Lancaster y e Nineteenth day 
of June, in y e yeare of our Lord God One thousand six 
hundred and ffifty, before Richard Shiiitleworth, John Starkie, 

1 Lambeth MS V 2 The church of Preston. 

* The seals are all plain. 



PENNINGTON AND ALDINGHAM PARISHES. 133 

Thomas Whittingham, John Sawrey, Jereiah Aspinwall, 
George Tonluson, William West, George Pigot, Esq res , by 
virtue of a Comission vnder y e great Scale of England to 
them and others directed, bearing date y e Twenty ninth day 
of March, for Inquyringe y e number, reall yearely value, and 
scituacon of Churches and Chappells within y e said County, 
and how y e same are pvided of maintaynce and preachinge 
Ministers by y e Oathes of good and lawfull men of y e 
Liberties of ffournace [Furness], within y e Hundred of 
Lonsdale, in y e said County, viz*, Robert Ellenson, gen ; 
Robert Rawlinson, gen ; William Braithwaite, gefi ; Francis 
Champney, gefi ; Robert Gardner, gen ; Richard Ashburner, 
gen ; James Stainton, gen ; Richard ffell, gefi ; John Parker, 
gefi ; John Jackson, gen ; TJwmas Postlethwaite, gen ; Robert 
Gardner, gefi ; Thomas Jackson, gefi ; William Inman, gefi ; 
Christopher Dobson, gefi ; Who say Upon their Oathes That 
y e Parish Church of Pennington, within y e said Liberties of (Pemring- 
ffournace [Furness] and County of Lancaster, is a Vicarage ton '^ 
{tentative by y e Parishioners, who have purchased y e Entire 
Rectory, and all y e Tythes thereto belonging in ffee farme. 
And y e said Jurors say That y e said Parish containeth but 
one Towneshipp, namely Pennington, where y e Parish Church 
is seated, And That y e Minister Received some small Tythes, 
viz fc Wooll in kinde, for every Lamb One shilling Two 
pence, pigg & goose in kinde ; And they say further, That 
y e pffittes of y e said Tythes amount to y e some of Twelue 
pounds or thereabouts, And that y e Minister hath no other 
Maintainance but onely what he hath as from y e benevo- 
lence of the people ; And ffurther, That y e Viccar officiating 
y e Cure of y e said Parish Church is for y e Tyme being 
M T John Crooke, having no mayntennce but onely as afore- 
said ; And y e humble desire of y e Inhabitants is That they 
might have a competent Maintainance allowed and settled 
vpon their said Church. 

AND y e said Jurors further say vpon their Oathes,, That (Aiding- 
y e Parish Church of Aldingham, within y e said Liberties of harr 
ffournace [Furness] and County of Lancaster, is a parsonadge 

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134 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

psentative from y e Duchy, being an entire Rectory with Cure 
of Soules, Saving That M r ffleming of Ridall hath about 
fforty shillings p anh in Tythes of Corne impropriate vnto 
him. And y e said Jurors say That y e said Parish of Alding- 
ham doth containe within it y e severall Townshipps, Ham- 
letts, or Villages of y e severall distances from y e Parish 
Church as hereafter followethe ; viz 1 Aldingham, where y e 
Parish Church is seated, Dend(arum 1 ) [Dendron], distant as 
aforesaid Three myles & a halfe, Gleaston Two miles and 
a halfe, Rowsbecke [Roosebeck] Three miles and a half, 
Nubiggin [Newbiggin] Two miles and a halfe, Scalle [Scales] 
One mile and a halfe, Sunbrecke [Sunbrick] Two mile 
and a halfe, Colt Parke and y e Moate One mile, Windell 
[Windhill] half a mile. And y e said Jurors say That there 
is belonging to y e said Church a Parsonage howse and 
about Two acres and a half of land, as also Tythes of 
Corne and graine in Leece, Dendarum [Dendron], Gleaston, 
Nubiggin [Newbiggin], Scalle, BecklifT [Baycliff], Sunbreck, 
Colt Parke, and y e Mote and Windle ; And that there is all 
Wooll, Lamb, pig, goose, hay, hempe, fflax, and small Tythes, 
in y e Townes next before recited, and likewise some pre- 
scripcon or composicon Rent worth p ann nifty Two shillings, 
y c same beinge paid by M r John Prestons Estate as a pre- 
scription for his Demesne of Gleaston. And y e said Jurors 
say That y e cleare pfittes arising & issueing out of and 
belonging to the said Parsonage are about One hundred and 
fforty pounds p ann, And that y e said parish of Aldingham 
hath within y e jJcinct thereof onely one Chappell, viz* Den- 
[Den- darum [Dendron], distant from y e said pish Church aboute 
dron.] Three miles and a half; That the Minister officiating y e Cure 
of y e said Church for y e psent is M r Thomas Shaw, Maister 
of Arts, a painfull Minister and of a good conversacon. And 
the said Jurors say further, That y e Chappell belonging to 
y e said pish Church of Aldingham is pvided of Maintenance 
and Minister as hereafter followes ; viz, Dendarum [Dendron] 
Chappell, builded about seaven yeares since by M r Dicconson, 
Citizen of London, dec d , borne within a mile of y e place 
where y e Chappell is erected, builded, and ffinished. The 

1 Lambeth MS. 



KIRKBY IRELETH PARISH. 135 

maintainance is supposed to bee worth about sixteene pounds 
p ann by y e Interest of Two hundred pounds intended by 
y c said Benefactour to bee given towards y e maintainance of 
a Minister. And That y e humble desire of y e Inhabitants 
is y e said Chappell of Dendarum [Dendron] may bee made a 
Parish, being distant as aforesaid from their Parish Church 
Three miles and a half, consisting of Sixty seaven ffamilies, 
all within a myle of this Chappell within Leece aforesaid ; 
And That y e said Two hundred pounds may be Ordered to 
be paid unto them for y e vse aforesaid, And That y e same 
may bee made vpp to a Competency of maintenance for a 
godly Minister. 

AND y e said Jurors further say vpon their Oathes, That [Kh-kby 
y e Parish Church of Kirkby Irleth [Ireleth] (y e longitude of Ireleth ' ] 
y e said Parish being Tenn miles and latitude Two miles, and 
y e Church seated within a mile and a halfe of y e East end 
of y e said pish) is a Viccarage ^sentative by y e Deane and 
Chapter of Yorke, The Rectory or Tythes of Corne, Wooll, 
lamb, and calf being impropriate to y e said Deane and 
Chapter, and by them farmed to Anthony (Laitus*), Esq re , 
And That y e same impropriacon is about worth Sixty 
pounds, out of which is yearly paid to y e poore Thirteene 
shillings ffoure pence ; as alsoe That y e said parish of Kirkby 
Irleth containeth severall Townshipps hereafter expressed, 
being distant from their parish Church as followeth; viz*, 
Kirkby Irleth, being y e place where y e Church is seated, 
(Broughton 1 ), distant as aforesaid foure myles, (Seathett 
[Seathwaite] eight miles, Dunderdale [Dunnerdale] sixe 
miles, and Woodlande foure miles 1 ). And the said Jurors 
say That there belongeth to y e said Vicaradge a Vicaradge 
house and about Two acres of Gleabland, And that there 
is onely a little Tyth hay, hemp, flax, pigg, goose, and 
(Bees 1 ), which are worth about Twelve pounds p Ann, And 
whereof y e Vicar takes y e Church-yuard as pt of payment, 
y e same [being worth about 2 ] (in 1 ) thirty e shillings per ann. 
And the said Jurors say that y e said parish of Kirkby Irleth 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 These words are omitted in the Lambeth MS. 



136 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

hath within it y e severall Chappells hereafter menconed, being 
distant from the parish Church, viz* Broughton, which is 
parochiall, distant as aforesaid foure miles, Woodland ffoure 
myles and Seathet [Seathwaite] Eight myles ; That there 
is (noe Minister or 1 ) Incumbent at y e parish Church, but y e 
place void by death of M r Askew, late Vicar. And the said 
Jurors further say, That y e severall Chappells scituate within 
y e said parish of Kirkby Irleth are pvided of Maintainance 
and Ministers as hereafter followeth ; viz 1 y e Chappell of 
[Brough- Broughton hath Ten pounds p anfi in small Tythes, as also 
Forty pounds p anii Augmentacon by Order from y e Comittee 
of Lancashire forthe of y e Rentes of y e Earle of (Derby in 
ffurnes 1 ) ; The Minister, M r Thomas Rigby, Maister of Arts, 
[Wood- Officiating there for y e Tyme being. The Chappell of Wood- 
land.] j an( j hath no Maintainance, but onely what y e people there 
inhabiting please to contribute to a Reader. And y e Chappell 
[Seath- of Seathet [Seathwaite] hath y e like. The parishioners hum- 
waite.] kjy pray That a competent Maintainance may be allowed 
and godly Maisters pvided for y e said Church and Chappells. 

(Daulton 1 ) AND y e Jurors say further, upon their Oathes, That y e 
in-Fur"" Parish Church of D(aulton 1 ) [Dalton], within y e said Liberties 
ness]. O f ffournace [Furness] & County of Lane (whose Longitude 
is about Twelve myles and Latitude ffoure myles, y e Church 
seated almost in y e Middle) is a Vicarage j?sentative by the 
Chancellour of y e Duchy, The whole Parish being impropriate 
to y e heires of S r John Preston, dec d , a papist delinquent, & 
y e entire pfitts received by those that have y e benefitt of his 
estate by Assignment of y e Parliament ; And that y e said 
Parish of Daulton [Dalton] doth containe y e severall Towne- 
shipps, Hamletts, or Villages, of y e seuerall distances from 
y e said Parish Church pticularly sett down ; viz* Daulton 
[Dalton], where y e Parish Church is seated ; Irleth [Ireleth], 
distant as aforesaid Three miles, Hacoat [Hawcoat] Two 
miles and a halfe, Ramside [Rampside] four miles, Rouscoate 
[Rossecote] three miles, Pease Holmes [Peasholmes] and 
New Towne foure miles, Stanke [Stank] two miles, Newton 
One mile, Southend Nyne miles and halfe, Bigger [Biggar) 

1 Lambeth MS. 



DALTON PARISH. 137 

Seaven myles and a half, Northscall [North Scale] ffoure 
ffoure miles, Northend Three and a half, Cockan [Cocken] 
Two and a half, Olderbarrow [Old Barrow] ffoure miles, 
Newbarrow three miles, Newbarnes Two & a half, Salt 
Hilhouse Three, Lindell [Lindale] One, Martin Two ; 
And the said Jurors say That there belongeth to the said 
Vicaradg a little Vicaradg house & about a quarter of a 
Rood of land ; And y e said Vicar hath no tythes of Corne. 
& graine belonging to his said Vicaradge. (And they alsoe 
say that the sayd viccar was in tyme past wont to receive 1 ) 
Seaventeene pounds six shillings eight pence paid by y e 
Receivour of y e Duchy Revenue, but hath not been paid for 
about seaven years last past, And That y e said Viccar receives 
not anything (else 1 ) but y e benevolence of y e people there 
residing ; And that there are within and pt of said Parish 
these Chappells hereafter rented, distant from their parish 
Church, vis fc y e Chappell of Wana [Walney], seated in y e [Walney.] 
Island of Wana [Walney], y e Longitude whereof is about 
seaven miles, in which Chappellry are resident about Sixty 
ffamilies, And That y e most pt of y e said Island is distant as 
afforesaid from y e said Parish Church seaven miles, and also 
surrounded by y e (floweinge 1 ) Sea Twice in every Twenty 
ffoure howers ; Ramside [Rampside], also distant as aforesaid 
ffive miles ; Irleth Two miles. And y e said Jurors likewise 
say That y e Viccar Officiating at y e said Church of (Daulton 
for the tyme beinge 1 ) is M r Richard Tomblinson, And like- 
wise That y e severall Chappells hereafter recited are pvided 
of Maintainance as herein is described ; viz. y e Chappell of 
Wana [Walney] hath Six shillings & Six pence a yeare 
and not any more, but what y e Inhabitants pay as a Contri- 
bucon to a Reader. The said Inhabitants humbly pray their 
said Chappell of Wana [Walney] may bee made a pochiall, 
and That a setled Maintainance may be pvided for them, 
And That the said Chappell of Ramside [Rampside] hath [Ramp- 
no maintainance nor Minister, but that y e Inhabitants hum- s 
bly pray to be made pochiall; As allso they pray That 
R^ouscoate 1 ), Newtown, Peaseholmes, and Salthouse, being 
Thirty one families, may bee annexed to their said Chappell 

1 Lambeth MS. 



138 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

of Ramside, And competent maintainance and Ministery 
there settled. And y e said Jurors say That y e Chappell of 
[ireleth.] Irleth [Ireleth] is not farr distant from its pish Church, but 
neare enough thereto, and was onely (built for a scoole 1 ), 
and some for their (perticuler 1 ) ease would have y c same 
made a Chappell. 

(Urs- AND y e said Jurors do (affirme 1 ) uppon Oath, That y e 

[Urswick], P ar i sn Church of Vrswicke [Urswick], (which said parish 
extends ittself in Longitude foure miles and a half, & in 
latitude three myles, y e Church being seated in y e middle of 
y e Parish) is a Viccaradge psentative from y c Duchy of Lan- 
caster, And That y e Tithes of Corne and graine are impro- 
priate to M f ffleming of Rydall, M r Anderton of Bardsley 
[Bardsea], a papist delinquent, and to y e parishioners worth 
in all Sixty pounds p anfi to y c impropriator(s 1 ) ; And say 
further, That y e said parish containe(s 1 ) within it y e severall 
Townshipps hereafter expressed, distant from their Parish 
Church as followes ; viz* Urswicke, where y e Church is seated ; 
Stainton, distant as aforesaid Two miles and a half, Bardsley 
[Bardsea] Two miles, Adgarley One mile and a half, 
Little Vrswicke half a mile ; And that there is likewise 
belonging to y e said Viccarage a Viccarage house in decay 
and about Two acres of Gleab land. And y e said Jurors say 
likewise, That there belongeth to y e said Viccaradge Wooll, 
Lambe, Pigg, goose, hay, hemp, flaxe, and small tythes 
through y e whole pishe, And that y e value of y e pfittes 
issueing out of y e said Viccaridge and belonging to y e Viccar 
amounts to y e some of Twenty pounds p anfi ; And They 
doe say further, That y e Viccar Officiating y e Cure of y e 
Church is M r Nicholas Marshall, both Viccar of y e Church 
and M (a Bister of a ffree School, but that he is scandelous 
in life & negligent in both his callings. 

(Hawks- AND y e said Jurors say further (say upon theire oathes 1 ) 
head. 1 ) That ye p arish church of Hawkshead, within y e said Liber- 
ties of ffournace (which (pish 1 ) extends ittself in length 
Twelve myles and (in breadth 1 ) six miles, y e Church being 

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HAWIvSIIEAD PARISH, 



139 



seated within Three miles of y e north end of y e said pishe), 
hath neither viccarradge nor Parsonage, onely (some tythes 1 ) 
of W(ooll and 1 ) lamb, and other small Tythes within 
Hawkeshead (Bali^wicke, y e value of y e said Tythes not 
being knowne, paid to Richard Kirk(by^) of (Kirkby 1 ), Esq r , 
as impropriate to him and his heires, as also some jJscripcon 
rent for Corne ; And the said Jurors likewise say, That y e said 
parish doth containe within it y e seuall Towneshipps, Hamletts, 
or Villages, of y e several distances hereafter recited from their 
said Parish Church ; viz 1 , Hawkshead, where y e parish Church 
is seated, Conniston [Coniston] distant as aforesaid Two miles 
and a half, Shellwith [Skelwith] Three miles, Brathaw [Brat- 
hay] Three miles, Tarnehole-hill Three miles, ffeildhead One 
mile, Hawkshead ffeild half a mile, Tockhole One mile and 
a half, High(wres 1 ) [High Wray] two miles, Coulthouse half a 
mile, Sawrey Extra Three miles, Sawrey infra Three miles, 
Dalepke Three miles, Graithwaite ffoure miles, Saturthwaite 
[Satterthwaite] ffoure miles, Graisdale [Grizedale] Three 
miles, (Risland 1 ) [Rusland] ffive miles from y e pish Church 
of Hawkshead and Three miles and a half from y e Parochiall 
Chappell of Coulton ; Finstate, distant as aforesaid from y e 
Church Sixteene miles, from y e Parochiall Chappell ffoure 
miles ; Nibthwaite, a mile and a half from S^awley 1 ) [Stave- 
ley] Chappell (in 1 ) Cartmell, (two myles 1 ) and a half from y e 
pochiall Chappell, and Six miles and a half from y e Church. 
And y e said Jurors likewise say, That y e pfitts issuing out of 
y e said parish of Hawkshead and belonging to y e Minister 
are nothing worth, but onely what y e people please to con- 
tribute (save 1 ) Twenty pounds p anii which is given and 
paid to y e Minister by M r Walker, y e Minister of John y e 
Evangelist in Watling Street in London, Of which Twenty 
pounds y e Parishioners have not any assurance nor know 
whether their said Benefactour will settle y e same vpon y e 
said Church. And the said Jurors doe likewise say That 
y e said pish doth containe within it y e seuall Chappells here- 
after expressed, distant from their said Parish Church, viz*, 
Coulton 3 [Colton] Chappell, which is pochiall, distant as afore- [Colton.] 
said Nyne myles, and Saturthwaite [Satterthwaite] ffoure 



1 Lambeth MS. 

2 Colton Chapel was made a parish in 1676. 



140 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

myles and a half, y e Minister whereof for y e time being is 
M r William Kempe; And y e said Jurors likewise say, That 
y e severall Chappells belonging to & contained within y e said 
pish are pvided of Maintainance & Ministers as hereafter is 
expressed ; viz., Coulton [Colton] Chappell hath no main- 
tainance nor Minister, but onely what y c Inhabitants please to 
contribute, amountinge to y e sum of Thirteene pounds six 
shillings ffoure pence ; y e Minister Officiating there for y e 
Tyme being is M r W(a l )llan. That y e Chappell of Satur- 
[Satter- thwaite [Satterthwaite] hath no maintainance but what y c 
thwaite.] inhabitants please to give, which amounts to y e sum of 
Seaven pounds ; y e Minister, M T Robert Johnson, a painfull 
man in his Ministry. The Parishioners humbly desire That 
to y e Parish Church of Hawkshead and parochiall Chappell 
of Coulton [Colton] competent means may be allowed, and 
That Saturthwaite [Satterthwaite] Chappell may be made 
a pish Church, and that Graisdale [Grizedale], Parkey moore 
[Parkamoor], Dalepke, Graithwaite, and Risland [Rusland], 
consisting of a hundred ffamilies, or thereabouts, and ffoure 
miles from their pish Church, may bee added thereunto. 

(Uivers- AND y e said Jurors doe say vpon their Oaths, That y e 
ton>1) (parishe 1 ) Church of (Ulverston 1 ) within y e Liberties of 
ffournace [Furness] and County of Lancaster, is neither 
Parsonage nor Vicaradge, The whole being impropriate to 
M T ffleming of Rydall and M T Ambrose of Lowicke [Lowick]. 
And That y e said parish doth containe within it y e severall 
Townshipps, Hamletts, or (Villages 1 ) of y e several distances 
from the said parish Church hereafter expressed ; viz*, 
Vlverston, where y e Parish Church is seated, Mansrigg, dis- 
tant as aforesaid One mile, Osmonderley [Osmotherley] One 
mile and a half, Egton Three miles, Newland Three miles, 
(Lowicke 1 ) [Lowick] ffive miles and a half, (Blawith seaven 1 ) 
miles, Torver Eleaven miles, (Coniston 1 ) Thirteene miles and 
a half. And y e said Jurors say That y e pfitts issuing out of 
y e said parish and belonging to y e Minister serving y e Cure 
there are nothing worth, onely Eight pounds p ann paid by 
y e Impropriators to y e Minister for y e Time being ; And y e 

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ULVERSTON PARISH. 141 

said Impropriators doth allow to y e said Minister Weddings, 
Burialls, Christenings, Churchings, and y e Churchyuarde in 
lieu of fforty shillings, And which is in all Tenn pounds, 
being all that is allowed by y e said Impropriators ; And 
likewise That y e said parish of Vlverston hath within it y e * 
severall Chappells hereafter recited, distant from theire said 
Parish Church, (viz 41 ), Cuniston [Coniston] distant as afore- 
said Thirteene miles & a half, which is Parochiall, Torver 
Eleaven miles, parochiall, Blawith Seaven miles, Low(icke 1 ) 
ffive and a half. And y e said Jurors do also affirme That 
y e severall Chappells hereafter recited are pvided of main- 
tainance & Minister as hereafter (is 1 ) pticularly sett (downe 1 ), 
viz*, Coniston 1 ) [Coniston] no maintenance but what y e [Conis- 
Inhabitants raise of themselves for y e salary of S r Richard iQn ^ 
Route, their Reader ; The Chappell of Torver hath no main- 
tainance but what y e Inhabitants of y e said Chappelry raise 
of themselves for y e salary of S r Roger Atkinson, their 
Reader; That y e Chappell of (Blawith 1 ) hath no Mainetain- 
ance onely y c Inhabitants allow ffive pounds p anii of them- 
selves to John Gibson, their Reader ; That the Chappell of 
Low(icke 1 ) hath likewise noe mainetainance, onely y c [Lowick.] 
Inhabitants allow ffive pounds p ann of themselves to 
S T John Pennington, their preaching Minister. The Parish- 
ioners humbly pray That a settled Maintainance and Minister 
may be allowed and established on their said parish Church, 
And That y e said Parochiall Chappells of Cuniston [Coniston] 
and (Torver 1 ) may bee made Parishes, And that Blawith 
and Lowicke may be vnited & made a parish, and a Church 
built att their owne chardges, in an indifferent place. 

AND y e said Jurors doe say vpon their Oathes That y e (Cart- 
Parish Church of Cartmell, within y e said Liberties bf 
fTournace [Furness] and County of Lancaster, is a Rectory 
wholly impropriate to y e sea of Chester, worth in all Three 
hundred ffifty pounds p ann, and Leased by y e late Bishop 
of Chester to M f Preston of Holker for a Tearme yett in 
being ; And that y e said Parish doth containe within it y e 
severall Townshipps, Hamletts, or Villages of their severall 

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142 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

distances from their pish Church, hereafter expressed ; viz', 
Broughton, distant as aforesaid One mile, Cartmell ffell six 
miles and a half, Staveley ffive miles, Holker Two miles, 
Walton One mile, Allethwaite [Allithwaite] Two miles, 
Lindell [Lindale] ffoure miles and a half; And y e said Jurors 
say further, That y e Minister of y e said Parish Church of 
Cartmell never had any maintainance att all, but onely what 
y e Bishopps farmor would allow, vntil of late, and now there 
is Eighty pounds p anfi reserved by Order of Goldsmiths 
Hall vpon M r Prestons Composicon for maintainance of a 
Minister ; As also That y e said parish of Cartmell doth con- 
taine within it y e severall Chappells hereafter recited, of y e 
distances from from y e said Parish Church as ffolloweth ; viz*, 
Cartmell ffell six miles and a half, Stavdley [Staveley] ffive 
miles, Lindell [Lindale] ffoure miles, fflook borrow [Flook- 
burg] in Holker Three miles ; And that the ]3sent Incumbent 
att y e said Church of Cartmell is one M T Phillip Bennett, M r 
of Arts, a godly zealous Minister, alwaies faithfull to y e 
Parliament. And y e said Jurors say likewise, That y e 
severall Chappells contained within y e said Parish of Cart- 
mell are pvided of Maintainance & Ministers as hereafter is 

[Cartmel expressed; viz 4 , y e Chappell of Cartmell fell hath allowed 

Fell.] fforty pounds p anri by Order of Goldsmiths Hall vpon M r 
Prestons Composicon, y e Minister, M r John Brooke, an old 
Malignant not reconciled ; That y e Chappell of Stavley 

[Staveley.] [Staveley] hath (nifty 1 ) pounds p anfi by Order of y e Comittee 
of plundered Ministers, forth of y e Rent Reserved to y e 
Bishopp of Chest r from M r Preston for y e said Rectory of 
Cartmell, The Minister, M T Gabriell Camelford, a godly and 
painful man in his calling, which maintainance being incer- 
taine, It is Humbly desired by y e Inhabitants That y e same 
may bee Settled or some Competency afforded. That like- 

[Lindale.] wise y e Chappell of Lindell [Lindale] hath neither Minister 
nor Maintainance though y e same bee a place of great neces- 
sity for both, And y e Inhabitants humbly pray that Main- 
tainance & Minister may bee settled, being in all One 
hundred & Twenty ffamilies. And further y e said Jurors say 



[Flook- Th a t ye Chappell of fflockburrow [Flookburg] hath neither 

burgh.] 

1 Lambeth MS. 



CARTMEL PARISH. 143 

Minister nor Maintainance, there being One hundred twenty 
eight {families who humbly pray That it may be made a 
parish, and a Competent Maintainance and godly Minister 
there settled. And y e Inhabitants of y e said Chappellries 
humbly pray That Cartmell ffell may be made a Parish [C 
Church and a competent Maintainance may be allowed, & 
that y e said Chapelry of Staveley may bee annexed thereto, 
In wittness whereof as (well 1 ) y e said Cofnissioners as y e said 
Jurors have hereunto sett their hands & scales y e day & 
year first above written. 



ALLENSON 3 (L.S.) FRANCIS CHAMPNEY (L.S.) 

ROBTE RAWLINSON (L.S.) ROBTE GARDNER (L.S.) 

WlLL M BRITHWAITE 3 (L.S.) RlCH. ASHBURNER (L.S.) 

JAMES (STAIN l ) TON (L.S.) JOHN (JACK^SON (L.S.) 
RICHARD FFELL (L.S.) THO. POSTLETHWAITE (L.S.) 

JOHN PARKER (L.S.) ROBTE GARDNER (L.S.) 

THO. GASfKALL 1 ) 4 (L.S.) WM INMAN (L.S.) 

CHROFER DOBSON (L.S.) 

JOHN SAWREY (L.S.) 

JEREHJAH ASPINWALL (L.S.) 

GEORGE PIGOT (L.S.) 

THO. WHITTINGHAM (L.S.) 

W. WEST (L.S.) 5 



Lambeth MS. 2 Robert Ellenson given on page 133. 

3 William Braithwaite on page 133. 

4 In the preamble Thomas Jackson is the name (see page 133). 
Seals plain. 



144 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



[HUNDRED OF AMOUNDERNESS.] 

Hundred AN Inquisicon Indented taken at Preston in Armoun- 

inoun- dernes, in the County of Lancaster, the one and twentieth 

demes day of June, Anno Domini 1650, Before Richard Shuttle- 

demessj" "<~vorth, John Starkie, Thomas WhittingJiam, George Toulieson, 

in Com. John Sawrey, Jeryah Aspimvall, and George Pigot, Esq res , by 

Vtue of a Comission vnd 1 ' the greate Scale of England Dated 

the twenty ninth day of March, 1650, to them and others 

directed for the enquiringe of all spuall & Ecclesiasticall 

livinges and benefices within the said County, By the Oathes 

of Thomas Nickson of Wood Plumpton, Raphe Bankes of 

Preston, Edward Taylor of Preston, Thomas Wood of 

Plumpton, Henry Beesley of Broughton, John Swanne of 

Sowerby, Roberte Moone of Wood Plumpton, John Moone 

of Wood Plumpton, Thomas Goodshawe, Sen 1 ', of Broughton, 

Richard Huson of Ribleton, William Boulton of Ribleton, 

Roger Harison of Brougton, John Woode of Wood Plumpton, 

Thomas Goodshawe, Jun r , of Broughton, and Alex r Moone of 

Ashton, Good & lawfull men of the Hundred of Amoun- 

dernes, Av th in the said County, upon their Oathes say : 

[Preston.] THAT the parish of Preston in the said Hundred doth 
contayne w th in itselfe the Viccaradge of Preston, beinge a 
Viccaridge presentative by S r Richard Hogliton, Baronett, 
Patron & Impropriato 1 ' of the tithes of the whole parish 
(excepting the tithes of Barton & Elston) ; And the tiths of 
Corne, Graine, and hay w th in the townp 8 of Preston, Lea, 
Ashton, Ingoll, Cottam, Grimsargh in the said Parish, are 
now in the possession of the said S T Richard Hoghton, or 
his Assignes, and are worth p anfi viz* Preston, Ninety 
pounds p anum ; Lea, one and twentie pounds ; Ashton, 
two and twentie pounds ; Ingoll, thirteene pounds three shil- 
linges two pence ; Cottam, sixteene pounds three shillings ; 
Grimsargh, thirteene pounds six shillings eight pence ; 
Amountinge in the whole to one hundred seaventie six 
pounds twelve shillings ten pence p annu ; That the Tythes of 
Brockhall [Brockholes], ffishwicke [Fishwick], & Broughton, 
in the said Parish are Impropriate to S r RicJiard Hoghtou, 
But in Lease to S r Edward Wrightington, and are worth 



PRESTON PARISH. 145 

p annu seaventie one pounds three shillings ffoure pence 
ultra Repris, viz*, Broughton, thirtie foure pounds ; ffishwicke, 
twentie seaven pounds three shillings four pence ; and Brock- 
hall, ten pounds ; The tythes of Barton impropriate to Baron 
Rigby worth p annu fourtie eight pound, But what charge 
may lie upon it the Jurors know not ; And the tithes of 
Aston [Ashton] impropriate to the heires of Roger Char- 
nocke, Esq 1 ', deceased, worth p annu fourteene pounds. And 
the said Jurors say the Parish contayneth in it these townep 3 , 
distant from theire parish Church as followeth, viz 4 Ribbleton 
[Ribbleton] one myle, after the rate of five yardes and a 
halfe to the Pole and three hundred twentie poles to the 
Myle ; ffishwicke one myle, Grimsargh three myles, Brock- 
hall [Brockholes] two myles, Elston foure myles, Lea 
Three myles, Ashton Two myles, Ingoll a Mile and a 
halfe, Cottam three Myles, Broughton four myles, Haigh- 
ton four myles, and Barton seaven Myles. That there is 
belonging to the Viccaridge one Cottage and Barne, and one 
acre and a halfe of Gleab land, in Preston, worth p Annum 
fourtie three shillings foure pence, and that the tythes of 
Corne and Graine in Ribleton, worth p annum ten pounds, 
doe belong to the Viccar of Preston, and likewise of small 
tithes of the whole parish exceptinge Tyth Calves within the 
demesne of Barton, for which the lordes of Barton pay to 
the Viccar of Preston two shillinges p Annum by Jscripcon, 
& for the tithe of the Mylne at Barton and other the tithes 
of his demesne, and for the small tythes of the whole 
townp, as ffor Pigg & Goose, & Hempe & flax, and other 
small tithes within the demesne of Barton, six shillings 
eight pence p annu, being a rent due by jJscripcon ; Richard 
ffarrington of Ribleton, gentleman, for his tithe hay and all 
other his small tithes in Ribleton, six shillings eight pence 
p annu ; and John Sherborne of Ribleton, gent 1 , for the like 
foure shillings p annu ; And the other Inftitants of Ribleton 
pay to the said Viccar of Preston seaventeene pence per 
annu for the tyth hay of the whole townp ; Robert Elston, 
gent 1 , for his small tythes in Brockhall, six shillings eight 
pence p annu ; And frauds Bindlose, Esq r , for his small 
tythes in Lower Brockehall, foure shillinges p annu ; all 
which rents are due by j3scripcon to the Viccar of Preston, 

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146 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

M r Isaacke Ambrose, a painefull minister, is Viccar at Preston, 
And receives for his Sallarie the profits of the whole viccar- 
idge, which about thirtie yeares since was worth a hundred 
Marks p Annii, But in these distractted troublesome tymes 
the same is not soe much worth ; Besides there is fiftie 
pounds p annu Augmentacon by order from the Comittee of 
Plundred Ministers; And the said M r Ambrose hath had 
allowed him fiftie pounds p annu, forth of the Revenue of 
the Dutchie, as one of the foure Itinerant Ministers w th in the 
County. And the said Jurors further say that there are two 

[Brough- Chappells within the said parish, viz* Broughton, four Myles 
distant from the Parish Church, being a Parochiall Chappell, 
to w ch is onely allowed fourtie pounds p annu by order from 
the Comittee for plundred Ministers, paid to M r James 
Knot^ now Minister there, the Inhitants of Haighton, livinge 
within a Myle of Broughton Church and foure Myles from 
theire parish Church of Preston, together w tk the Inftitants 
of Broughton aforesaid, consistinge of three hundred families 
at the least, Humbly desire that they may be made a Parish, 
And that competent mayntenfice may be allowed to the 
minist r there. And that the Chappell of S* Lawrence within 

[Barton.] Barton, seaven Myles from Preston, and hath neither Minist r 
nor maintennce, the townp large and consistinge of a great 
number of families, the Infcitants humbly desire it may bee 
made a Parochial Chappell to Broughton and a minister and 
competent maintennce may bee allowed. The Inftitants of 

[Cottam.] Cottam, distant from Preston three Myles and but a Myle 
from the parochial Chappell of Wood plumpton, consistinge 
of about ten families, humbly desire they may bee annexed 
to Woodplumpton, & it may bee made a parish. The Infti- 

[Lea.] tants of Lea, distant from Preston three Myles and but a 
Myle from Lund Chappell, yet desire they may be continued 

[Elston.] to their Parish Church of Preston. And the Intiitants of Elston, 
distant foure myles from theire Parish Church of Preston, yet 
they likewise humbly desire to bee continued to it. 

[St. Mi- AND the said Jurors further say That the said Parish of 
Michaels within the said Hundred doth likewise conteyne 
in it One Viccaridge jjsentative, the Church called Michaells 
[St. Michael Le Wyre] beinge scituate in Tarniker [Tarnacre], 
and y i Alexand* Johnson, Esq 1 ', is Patron and Impropriato 1 ' of 



ST. MICHAEL LE WYRE PARISH. 147 

all the tithes of Corne and graine w th in y e said Parish 
(exceptinge part of the tithes of Tarniker Impropriate to 
Roberte Whyte, gent 11 , now vnder Sequestracon for his delin- 
quency, and worth p annu ten pounds), and exceptinge the 
tythes of the demesne of Inskipp [Inskip], for the one 
Moyetie whereof the Earle of Devonshire payeth to y e said 
M r Johnson ten shillings p annu ; And Nicholas Shuttle orth, 
Esq r , payeth likewise to the said M r Johnson for the other 
moyetie ten shillings p annu, being a rent due by pscripcon, 
and five pounds six shillings and eight pence paid for the 
tithes in Out Rawcliffe by j)scripcon ; the residue of the tithes 
of the whole Rectory beinge worth p annu to M r Johnson, the 
Impropriato 1 ', two hundred fortie five pounds sixteene shillings 
p annu, viz* pte of Tarnikar [Tarnacre] eight pounds, Wood 
Plumpton one hundred seaventie pounds, Eccleston Magna 
thirtie pounds, Inskipp cum Sowerbie Sixteene pounds 
foure shillings p annu ; And that the parish conteynes these 
Townp 3 , viz* Up Rawcliffe cum Tarniker, wherein the parish 
is scituate ; Eccleston Magna, two myles distant from theire 
parish Church ; Inskipp cum Sowerbie [Sowerby] , three 
Myles and a halfe ; Woodplumpton, four rnyles ; Out Raw- 
cliffe, foure Myles ; and Elswick, foure myles. And that 
there is belonging to the Viccaridge one Viccaridge house 
and ten acres of Gleab land in Tarniker worth p Annu to 
the Viccar there five pounds. And likewise all the small 
tithes in the whole parish (out of which the Minister at 
Michaells hath formerly paid to the Minister at the parochiall 
Chappell of Wood Plumpton foure pounds p annu ; the Earle 
of Devonshire paying to the Minister at Michaells twoe shil- 
lings p annu for a water corne mylne and two shillings for 
small tythes, and ten pence for tyth hay by pscripcon ; and 
ten pence likewise paid by Nicholas Shuttleworth, Esq 1 ', for 
tyth hay by pscripcon ; and fifteene shillings fourepence by 
the Inhabitants of Elswicke for hay, hemp, and flax ; and by 
the Inhabitants of Sowerby one peny the Acre for theire 
Tyth hay, amountinge to about six shilings eight pence 
p anfi by pscripcon). The present Incumbent and Minister at 
Michaells is M r Nicholas Bray, the whole Viccaridg being 
formerly worth to him fiftie pounds p anfi. And the said 
Jurors say there is within the said parish the parochial Chap- 

L 2 



148 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

[Wood pell of Wood Plumpton, the Chappelry extending in Length 
ton. P " three Myles and in Breadth two myles and a halfe, and 
consistinge of two hundred twentie families, there beinge 
onely an allowance of fifty pounds p ann to a Minister by 
Order from the Comittie for plundered Ministers ; the 
Inhabitants humbly desire it may be made a pish, and that 
Competent Mayntennce may bee allowed to the Minister 
[Inskip there; likewise the Inhabitants of Inskipp cum Sowerby, 
Sowerby.] being three myles and a halfe distant from their parish 
Church, and consisting of sixtie families, are often debarred 
from Church by water and moist ground, and having formerly 
had a Chappell within theire townp, they desire they may 
have a Church Erected and may be made a parish, and 
Competent maintennce allowed to the Minister. The 
[Out Raw- Inhabitants of Out Rawcliffe, being foure Myles distant 
from theire parish Church, and within a myle of Hamleton 
Chappell, the ryver of Wyre running betweene them and the 
parish Church, they, consisting of fortie families, desire to 
bee annexed to Hamleton, and that it may be made a parish. 
[Elswick.] And also the Inhabitants of Elswick, being five myles from 
their parish Church, have lately, with the voluntary and free 
assistance of some neighboring townes, erected a Chappell in 
Elswick aforesaid, fiftie pounds p ann, by order from the Com- 
ittee ofplundred Ministers beinge allowed to such Minister as 
the said Comittee shall approue of, none as yet being allowed; 
the townp consistinge of fiftie families, they humbly desire it 
may be made a parish, and that competent maintennce may 
bee allowed to the Minister there. In witness whereof, as well 
wee the said Com 13 as the Jurors above named, have hereunto 
put our handes and scales the day and year first above written. 

THOMAS NICKSON (L.S.) RAPH BANCKS (L,S.) 

EDW. TAYLOR (L.S.) THO. WOOD (L.S.) 

HENRY BEESLEY (L.S.) JOHN SWAN (L.S.) 

ROBT MOONE (L.S.) JOHN MOONE (L.S.) 

THO. GOODSHAWE (L.S.) RICH. HUSON (L.S.) 

WILLIAM BOULTON (L.S.) ROGR HARRISON (L.S.) 

JOHN WOOD (L.S.) THOMAS GOODSHAWE Ju r (L.S.) 
ALEXR MooNE 1 (L.S.) 

1 The signatures of the Commissioners were not added. The seals 
are non-heraldic. 



GARSTANG PARISH. 



149 



AN Inquisicon Indented taken at Preston in Amoundernes, 
in y e County of Lanc r , the twentie seacond day of June', 
Anno Dni 1650, Before Richard Shuttleworth, John Starkie, 
Thomas Whittingham, George Touluson, John Saurey, Jirehjah 
Aspimvall, and George Pigot, Esq re , by virtue of a Comission 
vnd r y e Create Scale of England, dated the nine and twentith 
of March, 1650, To them and others directed, for y e In- 
quiringe of y e ctaine numb 1 ' and true yearely valew of all 
Parsonadges and Viccaridges ^sentative, and of all and every 
the spuall and Ecclesiasticall Benefices, Livings, and Dona- 
tives w th in the said County, by the oathes of George Hull, 
John Cartmell, John Goose, Henry Silcocke, Stephen Bee, John 
Higginson, Edivard Parr, John Hull, John Hodgson, Richard 
Kirkham, Thomas Clarkson, and Henry Wilkinson, good and 
lawful men of the pishe of Garstange & Poulton, w th in the 
said County, who vpon their Oathes f?sent and say : 

THAT the parish of Garstange within the Hundred of[Gar- 
Amoundernes contayneth within it the parish Church of Gar- stang 
stange, being a viccaridge fJsentative by (Chrofer Anderton 1 ) 
of Lostocke, Esq r , a papist Delinq* ; the tithes of the 
whole parish (except the town? of Claughton) impropriate to 
S r Rob 1 Bindelose, Barronet, are worth p ann three hundred 
and thirteene pounds, together w th the small tithes, & worth 
p ann to the said S r Robert Bindelose of thirtie pounds and 
twelve pence p ann paid likewise vnto him by Richard Shut- 
tleivorth, Esq re , for a water corne mylne in Bilsborrowe called 
Pewle Milne, being a rent due by pscripcon. And the said 
Jurors further say That the said parish conteyne theise towni' 3 , 
which are distant from their parish Church as followeth, viz 4 
Garstange Market Towne two myles, Claugton [Claughton] 
three myles, Pillin [Pilling] eight myles, Catterall two miles, 
Bilsborrowe [Bilsborrow] three myles. There is belonging to 
the Viccaridge of Garstange one Viccaridge house and (three 1 ) 
acres of Gleabe land in Garstang aforesaid, worth p anfi three 
pounds ; there is likewise belonging to the said Viccaridge, 
being part of the Gleab land, one tenern 4 called Stouthouse, 
which hath beene set for seaventeene pounds p anfi, and is now 
worth Twentie Markes p ann, but deteyned from y Minister by 

1 Lambeth MS. 



150 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

John Greemvood of Lanc r , upon ptence of a lease for a tearme 
of yeares yet in beinge made by Doctd f Wildbore, a delin- 
quent late Minister, to the use of Anne Roule (his kinswoman, 
who is now wife of 1 ) the said John Greenwood, (a yearely rent 
of eighteene shillings being onely reserved out 1 ) of the same 
to the Minister at Garstange ; the tithes of corne and graine 
& all the small tithes in Claughton doe belonge to the Viccar 
of Garstange, are worth fortie five pounds p annu ; the pro- 
fittes of the whole viccarige are worth to the Viccar of 
Garstange threescore pounds p annu, M T Crofer Edmundson, 
a diligent painful Minister, being Minister there. And the 
said Jurors likewise say that there is within the said parish 
two Chappells, viz* The Chappell of Garstange Market 
Towne & Pillin [Pilling]. The Chappell at Garstange M r ket 
being two Myles distant from the parish Church and in the 
high roade betweene Preston & Lane 1 ', the Hamlette of 
B(arnicker, Wyersdale, Cabus, Winmerly 1 ), and Natebie 
[Nateby], being neere adiacent, consisting of Many hundred 
families, desire to be annexed to the Market towne & to be 
made a parish, and that a Minister may bee placed there & 
Competent Maintennce allowed. And the Chappell of Pillin 
[Pilling.] [Pilling], distant eight Myles, noe Minister there, But the 
Cure supplied by M r Lumley, who hath beene silenced for 
seuerall misdemeanors, the Inhabitants being very many, hum- 
bly desire they may be made a Parish, and that a Minister 
& Competent maintefince may be allowed. 

[Poulton- AND y e said Jurors further present and say That the 
Fyide'l P ai "i sn of Poulton, likewise within the said Hundred of 
Amoundernes, doth conteyne in it the parish Church of 
Poulton, being a viccaridge fJsentative by S r Paule ffleetwood, 
Knight, being the Patron, the tithes of Poulton, Marton, and 
parte of Bispham cum Norbrecke within the said Parish 
being Impropriate to Barron Rigby and worth per Annum 
fourscore and ten pounds ; The tithes of Hardhorne cum 
Newton, Carleton, Thorneton, and parte of Bispham cum 
Norbrecke Impropriate to S r Thomas Tildesley, a delinquent, 
and now vnder Sequestracon, worth p annum One hundred 

1 Lambeth MS. 



POULTON-IN-THE-FYLDE PARISH. 151 

fourtie three pounds ; the tithes of Laiton [Lay ton], likewise 
within the said parish, Impropriate to Alexander Rigby, Esq r , 
worth p ami twentie pounds two shillings. And the said 
Jurors further say, That the said Parish doth conteine the 
townps followinge, being distant from their parish Church as 
hereafter expressed viz 4 Poulton, where the parish Church is 
scituate, Laton [Layton] distant foure myles, Warbrccke 
foure myles, Bispham foure miles, Norbrecke foure myles, 
Thornton two miles and a halfe, Carleton two Myles, Marton 
five Myles, and Hardhorne cum Newton two Myles and a 
halfe ; And that there is belonging to the Viccar of Poulton 
one Viccaridge house and two acres of ground worth p annum 
fourtie shillings, and the small tithes and tithe salt through- 
out all the parish, save onely the tithes hereafter expressed, 
for which a certaine rent is due to the said Viccar of Poulton 
by pscripcon, viz 4 foure shillings per annum for tith hay in 
Warbrecke, and Eighteene pence p anfi for tith hay in Oxen- 
dewe Meadowe by composicon, three shillings four pence for 
tithe hempe and flax in Laton [Layton] cum Warbrecke by 
prescripcon, thirteene shillings foure pence by M r Alex c 
Rigby for his small tithes in Laton [Layton] by prescripcon, 
twentie shillings for tithe hay in Bispham by pscripcon, 
twentie shillings in Norbrecke for tithe hay by Composicon 
and ten pence for hemp and flax by jJscripcon, the profitts of 
the whole viccaridge haueing beene worth p anum formerly 
to the Vicar threescore pounds, But now worth about fifty 
fiue pounds p annii. And the present Incumbent and Minister 
there is M T Peter WJiite^ formerly an able and painful 
Minister, but now verie aged and Infirme ; the Cure is sup- 
plied by M r John Brereley, who hath noe allowance ; the 
parishioners desire he may have allowance and Incorragement. 
There is within the said Parish one Parochiall Chappell onely 
called Bispham, 2 foure myles distant from Poulton ; it hath 
formerly beene a parish Church conteyning two towps, viz. 
Bispham cum Norbrecke and Laton [Layton] cum War- 
brecke, and consistinge of three hundred families ; the Inha- 

1 If this is the same Peter White who was instituted here nth Jan., 
1582, he must have held the Living upwards of 68 years, and would be at 
least 92 years old. 

2 Now a distinct parish. 



152 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

bitants of the said townps humbly desire they may be 
made a parish, and that competent maintennce may be 
allowed, the Minister there for the present haueing onely the 
Easter dues, which are worth p annu five pounds or there- 
abouts ; the townp of Marton within the said parish being 
distant from Poulton five Myles, and noe nearer to any other 
Church or Chappell, the Inhabitants in the winter season 
being for the most parte debarred from any Church by 
water, and being a greate number of families, They humbly 
[Layton.] desire that they may bee made a parish, and that Laiton 
[Layton], Rakes, and Blackpoole [Blackpool], beinge (ham- 
letts neere 1 ) adioyninge, may be annexed to them, And that 
a Church or Chappell may be erected and a minister and 
competent maintenance allowed. In witness whereof as well 
wee the said Com rs as the Jurors aforesaid have hereunto put 
theire hands and seals the day and yeare first aboue written. 

GEO. HULL (L.S.) 2 EDW. PARR (L.S.) 

JOHN CARTMELL (L.S.) JOHN HULL (L.S.) 

JOHN GOOSE (L.S.) JOHN HODGSON (L.S.) 

HENRY SILCOCKE (L.S.) RICH. KIRKHAM (L.S.) 

STEPHEN BEE (L.S.) THO. CLARKSON (L.S.) 

JOHN HIGGINSON (L.S.) HEN. WILKINSON (L.S.) 

JOHN STARKIE (L.S.) JOHN SAWREY (L.S.) 

JlREHJAH ASPINWALL(L.S.) GEO. PlGOT (L.S.) 

THO. WHITTINGHAM (L.S.) 



AN Inquisicon Indented taken at Preston, in Amoundnes, 
in the County of Lancast 1 ', the two and twentieth day of 
June, Anno Dni 1650, Before Richard, S/mtleworth, John 
Starkie, Thomas Whittingham, George Touluson.John Sawrey, 
Jerehiah Aspinwall, & George Pigot, Esq re , by v r tue of a 
Comission vnder the greate Scale of England dated the 
twentie ninth of March, 1650, to them & others directed for 
the inquiringe of & ctifieinge of the ctaine numb 1 ' & true 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 All plain seals, except that John Sawrey's shows a part of a chevron. 



KIRKHAM PARISH. 153 

yearely value of all parsonages and viccarages psentative & 
of all & every the spuall & Eccliasticall Benefices, livings, and 
Donatives w th in the said County. By the oathes of William 
Pateson, George Buller, James Smith, William Robinson, 
James Ryley, John Swarbrick, Thurstan Haydocke, John 
Crooke, Thomas WJiiteside, William Dame, James Tompson, 
Richard Whytesyde, George Sharpies, Richard Salthus, and 
Henry Winders, good and lawfull men of the parishes of 
Kirkham & Lithom [Lytham] in the said County, who vpon 
theire oathes j)sent & say : 

THAT the parish of Kirkham, in the Hundred of (Kirk- 
Amound r nes, doth conteyne one Parish Church, viz* Kirkham, ham>1) 
a viccaridge jJsentative by the Deane & Chapter of Christ's 
Church Colledge in Oxford, the tythes of the Corne & graine 
of the whole parish beinge Impropriate to the said Colledge. 
But all of them (sauing the tythes of Goosnarge [Goosnargh] 
cum Newsham & Whittingham, the Moyetie of the tithes of 
Newton) in lease to Thomas Clifton, Esq re , a papist delinquent, 
vnder a yearely rent paid to the Colledge, the said rent beinge 
unctaine, arisinge or falling according to the price of Corne or 
graine sold in the Market at Oxford, But for the moste parte 

amountinge to p annu, the tithes of Kirkham, Clifton 

cum Salwicke [Salwick], Newton cum Scales, Treales, Ross- 
aker [Roseacre] & Wharles, Medlar cum Wesham, Warton, 
Rigby [Ribby] cum Wray, Westby cum Plumpton, Weeton 
cum Preese, Singleton Magn cum Parva, within the parish 
aforesaid now vnder sequestracon for the delinquency of the 
said M r Clifton, who is farmer thereof vnder the Colledge as 
aforesaid, haue beene let at the yearely Rent of Six hundred 
pounds, the tithes of Eccleston parva cum Larbrecke [Lar- 
brick], Frockleton [Freckleton], Bryninge cum Kellamore 
[Kellamergh], Greenow [Greenhalgh] cum Thisleton, & 
Hambleton, now in the possession of Peniston Whalley, Esq r , 
in right of Margarett his wife, late wife of Cuthbert Clifton, 
gentleman, deceased, late sonne & heire of the said Thomas 
Clifton, by assignem* from y e said M r Clifton for some yeares 
yet in being & are worth p annu ninety four pounds sixteene 

1 Lambeth MS. 



154 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

shillings eight pence, out of which a pporconable pte of the 
rent is paid to y e Colledge, the tythes of Goosnargh cum 
Newsham & Whittingham, likewise within the said parish & 
Impropriate to the Colledge, But in lease to S rl Tildesley, 
a delinquent and now vnder Sequestracon for his delinquency, 
And being within the parish aforesaid are worth p annu one 
hundred and fiftie poundes, out of w ch the rent to the Colledge 
(beinge vnctaine as aforesaid accordinge to the price of corne 
& graine sold in y e Market at Oxford, But for most pte 
Amountinge to aboute eightie pounds p annu) is to bee de- 
ducted. Besides there are gleab lands in Kirkham belonginge 
to y e Colledge, but in lease to M r Clifton, worth p annu twentie 
foure pounds. And the said Jurors further say That the said 
Parish doth conteyne within it selfe seaventeene townp 8 w ch 
are distant from theire parish Church as hereafter is expressed, 
viz* Kirkham, in w ch the parish Church is situate, Newton cum 
Scales two myles, Clifton cum Salwicke four myles, Treales, 
Rossaker [Roseacre], & Wharles foure myles, fYreckleton two 
myles & a halfe, Bryninge cum Kellamore [Kellamergh] three 
myles and a halfe, Rigby [Ribby] cum Wray two myles, 
Westby cum Plumpton three myles and a halfe, Singleton 
Magna cum pva Seaven myles, Eccleston pva cum Larbrecke 
[Larbrick] seaven myles, Medlar cum Wesham two Myles, 
Hambleton ten miles, Greenow [Greenhalgh] cum Thisleton 
five Myles, Goosnargh ten myles, Newsham six myles, and 
Weeton cum Preese four myles. And the said Jurors like- 
wise say that there is belonging to the Viccaridge a Viccaridge 
house & three rood lands of ground in Kirkham aforesaid 
worth p anfi . . . to y e Minister at Kirkham ; And that 
M T Edward Fleetwood is y e psent Incumbent and Minister at 
Kirkham aforesaid, and that hee receiues for his Sallarie the 
profits of the said Viccaridge house & ground, and the small 
tithes of the whole pish (excepting the townsps of Goosnargh 
cum Newsham & Whittingham & the small tithes of Treales, 
Rossaker [Roseacre], & Wharles, and for which the Inhabi- 
tants by composicon lead for the Viccar of Kirkham one 
hundred load of Turves yearely), the whole profitts of the 
Viccaridge hauinge beene lett by the Viccar formerly at 

1 The Christian name is not given either in the original M S. or the 
Lambeth copy : it was Thomas Tyldesley. 



KIRKIIAM PARISH. 155 

eightie pounds p annu, besides the yearlie some of fiftie 
pounds Augmentacon allowed to the Minister by order from 
the Comittee of plundred Ministers. And they alsoe say 
that there are within the said parish fiue Chappells, viz 4 
Goosnargh, a parochiall Chappell distant from the parish [Goos- 
Church of Kirkham tenn myles, to w ch is annexed the townp 8 nar s h -l 
of Whittingham & Newsham, there beinge noe allowance to 
the Minister, but onely ffiftie pounds p annu by order from y e 
Comittie for plundred Ministers, & w ch is paid to M r Ingham, 
a diligent painfull Minister. The townp 3 of Goosnarghe & 
Whittingham, conteyninge in length Ten Myles and in 
Breadth foure Myles, and being verie populous & farr remote 
from the parish Church, the Inhabitants humbly desire it 
may be made a parish & that competent maintennce may be 
allowed to y e minister. And the Chappell of Threlfall within 
Goosnargh, But three myles distant from the Church, there 
is only fiftie pounds p annu allowed to M r S/terborne, the 
Minister there by Order from the Comittee of plundred 
Ministers, & the Chappelry consistinge of fourescore families 
at the least. The Inhabitants desire it might bee made a 
parish & competent maintennce allowed. The Intiitants of 
Newsham, distant six myles from theire pish Church & five [News- 
myles from Goosenargh, consistinge of about ten families ham< J 
and being w th in a myle and a halfe of the parochiall Chappell 
of Woodplumpton, desire to be annexed to Woodplumpton, 
and that it may be made a parish. The Chappell of Lund [Lund.] 
scituate in Clifton & Salwicke, four myles from the parish 
Church, The Intiitants of the said townp, togeth 1 ' w th the 
Intiitants of Newton cum Scales, beinge within a Myle of 
the said Chappell, and consistinge of aboue two hundred 
families, togeather with the vpper end of Treales from 
Thomas Porter's house, desire it may be made a parish & 
that competent maintennce may bee allowed to the Minister, 
there being onely at psent fortie pounds p annu allowed by 
order of the Comittee of plundred Ministers unto M r Joseph 
Harrison, a godly, diligent, & painfull minister. And Single- [Single- 
ton Chappell, newly erected. But neither . . . - 1 nor main- to 
tennce; And the same being distant seaven myles from 

1 This blank is only in the Lambeth MS. The word omitted is 
" minister." 



156 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

their parish Church, and consistinge of a hundred and fortie 
families at the least, the Inhitants humbly desire it may bee 
a parish and that they may have a Minister & competent 
[Weeton Maintennce allowed. And y e Inhitants of (Weeton 1 ) cum 
Preese 1 Preese, within a myle of Singleton & three myles from 
Kirkham, desire Singleton to bee a parish & they to be 
[Ramble- annexed to it. And likewise Hambleton Chappell, distant 
ton 'J ten myles from Kirkham, the Parish Church, & devyded 
from it by the Ryver of Wyer, there beinge noe allowance 
to the Minister but onely fiue pounds p ann paid by Richard 
Sherborne, Esq r , Lord of the Manno r , & fortie pounds p ann 
by Order from y e Comittee for plundred Ministers, the In- 
hitants desire it may bee made a parish, & y* y e townp of 
[Raw- Rawcliffe, 3 being within a myle of it & foure myles from 
elide.] their parish Church, may bee annexed to it. The Inhitants 
of Rigby cum Wray, two myles from Kirkham, and consist- 
[Warton, ' m g f niany families, & y e Inhitants of (Warton and of 
Keiiar- Kellamore 1 ) [Kellamergh] cum Bryninge, & Westby cum 
Plumpton, beinge far from theire parish Church & neare 



Westby adioyning to Rigby [Ribby] cum Wray, & being willinge to 

Plumpton, contribute towards the erecting of a Chappell there, All the 

^ky said townsp humbly desire that they may bee made a parish, 

Wray.] & y* a Chappell may bee erected & a minister & competent 

maintennce allowed, there beinge already the some of fiftie 

pounds p ann allowed to such minister as shall officiate at 

y e said Chappell, by order from y e Comittee for plundred 

[Eccleston ministers. The seuall townps of Eccleston pva cum Lar- 

withLar- brecke, seaven myles from Kirkham, and consistinge of 

Medlar thirtic & three families, & y e Inhitants of Medlar & Thisleton, 

with This- Keing neere y e Chappell of Elswicke, & y e Inhitants of 

Rosea'cre Rossaker cum Wharles, foure myles from Kirkham, desire 



to bee annexed to Elswicke 3 [Elswick] Chappell, and that 
Eis- it may be made a parish and competent maintennce allowed 
wick - 2 ] to a minister there. 

[Lytham.] AND the said Jurors lastly say, That y e Parish of Lithom 
[Lytham], beinge verie small, conteyneth onely one towp, 
wherein y e Church is scituate, Thomas Clifton, Esq r , a papist 

1 Lambeth MS. 2 Elswick is in the parish of St. Michael. 



LYTHAM PARISH. 157 

delinquent, patron and Impropriato r of y e whole tithes, 
worth p ann twentie nine pounds, y e Minister beinge M T 
William Armisteed, whoe hath noe allowance or sallarie, But 
onely y e some of fiftie pounds p anfi allowed by order from 
y e Comitee for plundred Ministers. In witnes whereof as 
well the said Com rs as y e Jurors aforesaid have hereunto 
put their hands (and scales 1 ) the day & year first above 
written. 

WILLIAM PATESON (L.S.) GEORGE BUGLER*) (L.S.) 

JAMES SMITH (L.S.) WILLM ROBINSON (L.S.) 

JAMES EYLEY (L.S.) JOHN SWARSBRICKE (L.S.) 

THURSTAN HAYDOCKE(L.S.) JOHN (CROOKE 1 ) (L.S.) 

THO. WHITESIDE (L.S.) WILL M (DAViE 1 ) (L.S.) 

JAMES TOMPSON (L.S.) RICHARD WHITESIDE (L.S.) 

GEORGE (SHARPLES*) (L.S.) RICHARD SALTHUS (L.S.) 
HENRY WINDERS (L.S.) 

JOHN SAWREY (L.S.) JIREHJAH ASPINWALL (L.S.; 

GEO. PIGOT (L.S.) THOMAS WHITTINGHAM(L.S.) 

JOHN STARKIE (L.S.) 3 



1 Lambeth MS. 2 Seals all plain. 



158 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 



BLACKBURNE [BLACKBURN] HUNDRED. 

Inquisicon Indented, taken at Blackburne, in the County 
of Lan r , The Twentie fift day of June, One thousand six 
hundred and fiftie, Before Richard Shuttleworth, John Starkie, 
Peeter Bould, Thomas Whittingham, John Toluson, John 
Sawrey, Jereiah Aspimvall, and George Pigot and William 
West, Esq rs , by virtue of a Comission vnd r the greate Scale 
of England, dated the twentith ninth of March, 1650, to 
them and others directed for enquiringe of and certifyeinge 
the certaine numb r and true yearly value of all psonags and 
viccarags jJsentative, and of all and everie the spuall and 
Ecclesiasticall livings, benefices, and donatives w th in the said 
Countie, By the Oathes of John Hanvood, Will m Chew, 
Richard Osbaldeston, Will m Walmisley, James Whalley, Edzvard 
Lowed, 1 Willm. Ward, John Aspden, John Deivhurst, Robert 
Radcliffe, Richard Deivhurst, John Dewhurst Jun, RicJiard 
Ainsworth, Jeremy Wood, & Edward Bollon, good and lawfull 
men of the parish of Blackburne and Whalley, in the said 
Countie, whoe upon their oaths fJsent and saye That the 
[Black- pishe of Blackburne, w th in the hundred of Blackburne, doth 
conteyne one pishe Church, viz 1 , Blackburne, a Viccarage 
psentative by the late Arch Bus? of Canterbury, the Impro- 
priator M ris Mariana ffleetwood, farmer of the tithes, by a 
demise or Lease made by the said Bus? yett in beinge, 
besides there is a demesne called Hadeley [Haudley] yett in 
lease vnder the s d Bus? to the s d M ris fflectivood, for the terme 
of eight yeares or thereabouts, and by her demised att eighty 
pounds p ami, And also an ould rent of Thirtie five pounds 
fourteene shillings p ann, besides fyne of Tennants, and one 
water corne mylne of the yearly value, 3 All w ch are in 
lease vnd r the s d Bus? vnto the s d M ris ffleetwood for the terme 
afores d , And the s d M rls ffleetwood hath tythe w th in the 
Chappelry of Lawe [Law] in the pishe afores d , worth p ann 
One hundred nyneteene pounds, And ffiftie twoe pounds 

1 This name is Lowde. 2 The sum is not stated in either MS* 



BLACKBURN PARISH. 159 

p anfi for Glebe land, and in Nether Darwen twentie seaven 
pounds p ann, and in Plesington [Plessington] Thirteene 
pounds Tenn shillings p anfi, and in Witton Eight pounds 
p ann, and in Meller [Mellor] cu Eclesell [Eccleshill] Thirty 
pounds p anfi, And in fTarwood pv !l Tenn pounds p anfi, and 
in Samlisbery [Samlesbury] Thirtie pounds p anfi besydes 
three acres and a half of Glebe land att seaven shillings three 
pence rent p ann, and in Clayton in le dale, Salisbery 
[Salesbury], Whilpshire cu Dinkley, and Billington, their 
tythes worth Seaventy twoe pounds p anfi, and in Tockhooles 
[Tockholes] thirteene pounds six shillings eight pence p anfi, 
and in Ov 1 Darwen thirtie pounds p ann, and in Blackburne 
sixtie pounds p ann, and in Harwood Magna ffourtie pounds 
p anfi, and in Rishton Thirtie five pounds p ann, and in 
Cuardall [Cuerdale] ffive pounds p anfi, and in Livesaye 
[Livesey] Twentie pounds p anfi, and in Osbaldeston & 
Balderston Thirteene pounds thirteene shillings p anfi, besydes 
Yatebanke and Viccopbanke [Pickup Bank], pte of the 
fforest of Rossendale but pcell of the Rectory of Blackburne, 
their tythes worth to the aboue s d ffarmo r five pounds p anfi. 
And the Jurors likewise saye, that there is belonging to the 
s d Viccarage one Viccarige house and thirtie acres of land 
worth p anfi Twentie pounds to the jisent Minister at Black- 
burne, viz M T Leonard Clayton^ Master of Arts, besyds there 
is other auntcient Tennants w ch Ascribe to paye a rent of Two 
pounds sixteene shillings & Tenn pence p ann to the s d 
Vicar, All w ch the s d Viccar receyveth for his sallery besydes 
Twentie six pounds thirteene shillings foure pence p anfi w dl 
he receyveth from the s d M ris ffleetwood, And alsoe that he 
hath an Augmentacon of ffiftie pounds p anfi from the 
Comittee of Plundred Ministers, but as yett hath receyved 
noe benefitt thereof. And the said Jurors ffurther saye, that 
the s d pishe Doth contayne w th in it selfe Nynteene Towni' 3 
w dl are distant from their pishe Church as is hereafter ex- 
prest, viz, Blackburne, in which the pishe is scituate, Nether 
Darwen two myles, Ov 1 Darwen foure myles, Liuesaye cu 
Tockholes foure myles, Pleasington three myles, Witton one 
myle and a halfe, Samlisbury six myles, Osbaldeston five 
myles, Balderston five myles, Walton in le Dale Nyne myles, 
Cuardale [Cuerdale] eight myles, Meller [Mellor] cu Eclesill 



l6o LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

[Eccleshill] foure myles, Whilpshire cu Dinkley foure myles, 

Clayton in le Dale foure myles, Billington five myles, Har- 

wood magna foure myles, Harwood pva One myle & a 

quarter, Rishton three myles, and Salisbury [Salesbury] foure 

myles ; And they also saye, that there are w th in the s d pishe 

[Law Seaven Chappells, viz, Law, a pochiall Chappell, distant from 

Chapel] t j ie ^j s ^ church O f Blackburne nyne myles (to w ch is anexed the 



[Walton Town? 3 of Walton & pte of Cuardale) [Cuerdale], consistinge 

dale.] Uer " f aboue Twoe hundred ffamilies, hath ffourtie pounds p ann 

allowed by ord 1 ' of the Comittee of plundred Ministers out of 

the sequestred tyths of James Anderton, a papist Delinq*, But 

in regard of other charges laid vpon the s d tyths for the 

inayntenance of other Ministers the Inhaits haue rec d noe 

benefitt of the s d Ord 1 ', besyds they had formly foure pounds 

p ann p d to their Minister by the form 1 ' Vicars of Blackborne, 

w ch for three yeares last hath beene detayned, soe that att 

f)sent they are both w th out maynteinance and Minister. The 

Inftaiats humbly praye the same maye bee made a pish and 

competent maynteinance allowed to a Minister. Samlisberie 

[Samles- [Samlesbury], a parochiall Chappell, had auntiently foure 

bury.] pounds p anii p d by the form r Vicars of Blackburne to their 

Minister, but now detayned, and fourtie pounds p ann by 

ord r of the Comittee of this Countye, Their fisent Minister, 

M T Richard Smethurst. The Inhiats desire they may bee 

made a pishe, and that Competent maynteinance maye 

bee allowed for a minister, they beinge above one hundred 

families, and six myles distant from their pishe Church & 

[r.angho, four myles from any other Church. Langoe, a Chappell 

WiipSire* distant from their pishe Church six myles and vpwards, and 

Dinkley, twoe myles and a halfe from any other pishe Church, The 

nnfusSes- Sam ^ consistinge of the Town? 3 of Billington, Whilpshire cu 

bury.] Dinkley, Clayton in le Dale, & Salisbury, wherein there is 

three hundred families, Their Minister, M v 'James Chricliloive, 

hath allowed fourty pounds per ann by the Comittee of this 

Countye : The Inhiats desire the same may bee made a 

pish, and competent maynteinance maye bee allowed their 

[Tock- Minister. Tockhooles [Tockholes], a Chappell distant from 

holes.] their pish Church three myles, consisting of aboue four score 

families and Twentie families in Withnell next adioyning to 

them, being seaven myles distant from their pishe Church of 



BLACKBURN AND WHALLEY PARISHES. l6l 

Leyland, desire to bee anexed to Tochhooles [Tockholes], 
and the same to bee made a pishe, and competent mayn- 
teinance allowed for a Minister, they haveing att psent fourtie 
pounds p anii allowed by the Comittee of this Countye. 
Over Darwen a Chappell distant from their pishe Church four [ ver Da r- 
myles, consistinge of aboue ffour hundred ffamilies being w 
w th in the s d Town of Ov r Darwen and pte of the fforest of 
Rossendale, M r Josiah Barnards, their Minister, and 1 able 
& godly Divine, hath for his Sallery ffourtie pounds p anfi 
allowed by the Comittee of this Countye : the Inhiats desire 
it may bee made a pishe, and competent mainteinance 
allowed for their Minister. Balderston, a Chappell distant [Balder- 
aboute foure myles and a quarter from their pishe Church, st( 
and consistinge of about foure score families, hath allowed 
ffourty pounds p anfi by the Comittee of this Countye, desire 
they maye bee made a pishe, and competent maynteinance 
allowed for their Minister. Harwood, a pochiall Chappell [Har- 
distant from their pishe Church foure myles, hath att fJsent w< 
noe minister nor maynteinance save only foure pounds p anfi 
p d out of the Dutchy lands; They consist of about Twoe 
hundred ffamilies w th the Inhiats of Totleworth [Tottles- 
worth] and Rishton Towne, who desire to bee anexed to the [Rishton.] 
s d Church and to bee made a pish, and competent mayn- 
teinance allowed for a Minister. 

AND the s d Jurors further say, that the pishe of Whaley [Whalley.] 
[Whalley], w th in the Hundred afores d , doth conteyne one 
pish Church, viz. Whalley, a viccarige {Jsentative by the 
late Arch? of Canterbury, the Impropriator, M T Nicholas 
Ashton, ffarm r of the tyths, by a demise or lease made by 
the s d Arch?, yett in beinge. The tyths of Whalley worth 
p anfi ffiftie shillings, besydes Glebe lands worth p ann ffif- 
teene pounds one shilling & six pence ; The whole tyths of 
Padiam [Padiham], Hap(ton, Simonston 2 ), Higham Booth(e 2 ) 
& (Westclose 2 ), worth p ann fiftie pounds, besydes a rent 
due by pscripcon for tyth hay ; the whole tythe of Clayton 
(sup mores 2 ) [le Moors], besydes tythe hay for w dl they pay 

1 "And" in the original and the Lambeth MS. 
? Lambeth MS. 

M 



162 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

a rent by ^scripcon ; Colne, their whole tyths worth p arm, 
with the tyths of Marsden, ffoulrigg [Foulridge], and (Traw- 
den 1 ) four score pounds, besydes Glebe lands worth p anfi 
thirteene pounds six shillings eight pence ; Clitherowe, Chatt- 
burne, (Worston 1 ) & (Mearley 1 ), their tyths worth p anfi 
One hundred & nyne pounds one shilling and eight pence, 
besyde Glebe land worth p anri Seaventeene pounds sixteene 
shillings eight pence, besydes one water corne mylne for w ch 
the owners Ascribe to paye (a 1 ) rent to the Impropriator ; 
Down(ham and 1 ) Twiston, their whole tythe worth p anfi 
(Thirtye 1 ) five pounds, besydes Glebe lands worth p anri 
Thirteene pounds three shillings & two pence; Accrington 
nova et vetr [Old and New], their whole tyths worth p anri 
Twenty six pounds ; Pendleton, their whole tyths worth 
p anfi Twenty pounds ; Altham, their whole tyths worth p 
anfi ffourteene pounds, besydes tyth haye for w ch the Inftaits 
pay a rent by fJscripcon, & alsoe Glebe lands worth p anfi 
five pounds ; Bearcliffe [Briercliffe] cu (Extwisle 1 ), their 
whole tythe worth p anfi fifteene pounds thirteene shillings 
four pence ; Newland, Reedley, Hollowe, and fftllie [Filly] 
Close, their whole tyths worth p anfi six pounds thirteene 
shillings, besydes tythe haye for w ch they paye a rent by 
Jscripcon, and thirteene shillings p anfi for Easter dues ; 
Ightenhill pke [Park], their whole tyths worth p anfi three 
pounds foure shillings, & Easter dues six shillings eight 
pence, besydes tythe haye for w ch they pay a rent by 
jJscripcon ; Burnley, their whole tythe worth p anfi, w th (Hub- 
bersham 1 ) [Habergham], Thirtie pounds, besydes a water 
corne mylne for w ch the owners Ascribe to pay a rent to the 
Impropriator, & also Glebe lands worth p anfi twenty pounds; 
Worston 1 ) cu Hurstwood, their whole tyths worth p anfi six 
pounds ; Cliviger, their whole tyths worth p anfi six pounds 
thirteene shillings foure pence; Wiswall [Wiswell], their 
whole tythes worth p anfi Eighteene pounds; Heyhouse 
[Heyhouses], their tyth worth p anfi Twoe pounds seaven 
shillings ; Oswald^wisle 1 ), their whole tyths worth p anfi 
Twentie twoe pounds & Tenn shillings ; Church, their whole 
tyths w th the Ester [Easter] dues worth p anfi six pounds eight 

1 Lambeth MS. 



WHALLEY PARISH. 163 

shillings eight pence, besydes Glebe lands worth p ann Nyne 
pounds tenn shillings ; Mitton, (Henthorne, and Coulcoates 1 ) 
[Henthorn and Coldcootes], their whole tyths worth p ann 
eight pounds ; Huslinden [Haslingden], their whole tyths 
worth p ann Thirtie five pounds, besydes tyth haye for w ch 
the Inftiats paye a rent by fJscripcqn, and also a donative rent 
of sixteene pounds p ann, & also Glebe lands worth p ann 
(Twelve 1 ) pounds; (Huncoate 1 ) [Huncoat], their whole tyths 
worth p ann foure pounds tenn shillings ; (Newall hey Booth, 
Rawtenstall, Okenhead Booth, Constable Booth 1 ), pte of 
Crawshawe Booth, their whole tyths worth p ann (Twelve 1 ) 
pounds ; Pendle, their whole tyths worth p ann Twenty six 
pounds thirteene shillings eight pence, besydes tythe for w ch the 
Inftaits pay a rent by jJrescripcon, and one Donative rent of 
Twentie shillings p ann, and also a tythe worth p anfi thirtie 
three shillings foure pence belonginge to the Inhiats of 
Weethead w th in Roughlie [Roughlee], pte of Pendle afores d ; 
Goodshawe, their whole tyths worth p anfi Twelve pounds 
Tenn shillings ; Whitewell Chappell, their tyth worth p anfi 
Tenn pounds ; New Church in Rossendale, The Infraits of 
Dedwenclough [Deadwin Clough], Tunsteed [Tunstead], & 
Wooffendenbooth [Wolfenden Booth], and pte of Wooffenden 
[Wolfenden], and Bakcopp [Bacup], their whole tyths worth 
p anfi Twentie seaven pounds. And the s d Jurors likewise 
saye, that their is an ould Viccarage house, and thirtie eight 
pounds p ann p d to M r Will Walker, master of Arts, an 
able & orthodox divine, and (now 1 ) Minister there, beinge 
his whole sallery. And the s a Jurors further saye, That the 
s d pishe Doth contayne w th in it selfe thirtie five Townps 
w ch are distant from their pishe Church as is hereafter ex- 
pressed ; viz., Whalley, in w ch the pishe Church is scituate ; 
Padiam [Padiham] foure myles, Simonston [Simonstone] 
three myles, Hapton five myles, Altham foure myles, (Clayton 
sup Mores 1 ) [le-Moors] foure myles, Read one myle, Colne 
Tenn myles, Clitherowe [Clitheroe] Six myles, Downham 
six myles, Accrington ve! [Old] Six myles, Accrington nova 
[New] six miles, B(riarcliffe [Briercliffe] cum Extwisle 1 ) sea- 
ven myles ; Newland and Reedlehallows [Reedley Hollows] 

1 Lambeth MS. 
M 2 



1 64 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

and ffilly Closse [Filly Close], pte of Pendle fforrest affores' 1 , 
five myles ; Ightenhill pke [Park] six myles, Burnley seaven 
myles, (Worstorne 1 ) [Worsthorn] eight myles, Cliviger nyne 
myles, ffoulrigg [Foulridge], Twelue myles, Trawdon [Trawden] 
myles, 2 Chatburne [Chatburn] five myles, Worston five myles, 
Mearley five myles, Turston six myles, Pendleton Twoe myles, 
Wiswall [Wiswell] one myle & a halfe, Heyhouse [Heyhouses] 
foure myles, Oswaldwisle [Oswaldtwistle] five myles, Church 
five myles, Mitton, Henthorne [Henthorn] & Coulcoate 
[Coldcoates] one myle & a halfe, Haslinden [Haslingden] 
eight myles, Huncoate [Huncoat] five myles; Newalleybooth 
[Newhall Hey Booth], Rautenstallbooth [Rawtenstall Booth], 
Okenheadbooth [Oakenhead Booth] & Cunstablebooth [Con- 
stable Booth] & pte of Crawshawbooth, pte of the fforest of 
Rossendale Tenn myles ; Pendle five myles, Goodshawe 
[Goodshaw] eleaven myles, Whitewell eight myles, New- 
church in Rossendale Twelve myles. And they also say that 
there are w th in the s d pishe fiburteene Chappells, viz., 

[Padiham.] PADIAM [Padiham], a pochall Chappell foure myles and a 
halfe distant from their pishe Church of Whalley; John 
Brears, Master of Arts, their Minister, hath for his Sallery six 
pounds nynteene shillings twoo pence p d by the receyuer of 
the revenew of this Countyc, Thirtie three pounds from the 
late Comittee of this County e, w ch is in the whole 39* 19* 2 d . 
The Inhiats of Padiam [Padiham], H(apton 1 ), Simonston & 
Higham Booth, and West Close, consistinge of Twoo hundred 
thirtie twoo ffamilies and 1106 psons, beinge farr remote from 
their pishe Churche, humbly desire they may bee made a 
pishe and competent mainteinance allowed. 

[Colne.] COLNE, a pochall Chappell, consistinge of the Town? 8 of 
Colne, Marsden, ffoulrigg [Foulridge], and Trawden, beinge 
aboue ffoure hundred ffamilies, and distant from their pishe 
Church Tenn myles ; their Minister M T John Horrocks, a 
very able Divine, hath an allowance of eleaven pounds tenn 
shillings p ann p d by the ffarm r of the rectory of Whalley and 

1 Lambeth MS. 

2 The distance is omitted in the original MS. and the Lambeth MS. 



WHALLEY PARISH. 165 

Twentie eight poundes Tenn shillings p d by ord r of the late 
Comittee of this County ; the Infraits humbly desire the same 
may be made a pishe and competent mayntenance allowed. 

CLITHEROW [Clitheroe], a pochall Chappell consisting of [Ciithe- 
the TownshP 8 of Clitheroe, Chatburne, Worston, Mearley, & roe<] 
Heyhouses, wherein are aboue foure hundred ffamilies, many 
of them farr remote from their pishe Church ; the Minister 
M r Rob 1 Marsden, an able divine, hath for his sallery Eleaven 
pounds Tenn shillings, p d by the ffarm r of the rectory, and 
Three pounds Tenn shillings out of the Dutchy rents, and 
Twenty five pounds by ord r of the late Comittee of this 
County ; the Infraits humbly desire it may bee made a pishe 
Church and competent mayntenance allowed. 

DOWNHAM, a pochall Chappell consistinge of Three hun- [Down- 
dred ffamilies, and distant from their pishe Church six myles, 
Their minister M r George Whitticar, Master of arts, whoe 
hath for his Sallery Tenn pounds p ann p d by the ffarm rs of 
the rectory, and thirtie pounds p anii p d by ord r of the late 
Comitee of this Countye. the Inhiats of Twiston, being [Twiston.] 
aboute fourty families and next adiacent to the s d Church, 
together w th the affores d Inftaits of Downham, desire they 
maye bee anexed to the same, and that it maye bee made a 
pishe and competente maynteinance allowed. 

ACCRINGTON, a Chappell not pochall, consistinge of twoe [Accring- 
large Town? 3 , viz. Accrington vet et Nova [Old and New], ton ^ 
wherein are Twoe hundred ffamilies and vpwards, and distant 
from their pishe Church six myles ; M T Roger Kenion, their 
Minister, an able & orthodox Divine, hath for his Sallery 
fourty pounds p anfi allowed by the late Comittee of this 
County. The Inhiats humbly desire the same maye bee made 
a pishe Church and that competent maynteinance maye bee 
allowed. 

ALTHAM, a pochall Chappell consistinge of the Town? 3 of [Altham.] 
Altham & pte of Clayton sup Mores [le-Moors], wherein are 
one hundred and fiftie ffamilies, who are distant from their 
pishe Church foure myles ; their minister M T Thomas Jolly, 



166 . LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

an able Divine, and hath for his Sallery Tenn pounds p ann 
p d by the s d ffarm r of the rectory, and thirtie pounds p ann 
by ord r of the late Comittee of this Countye, and he hath 
alsoe an Ord r from the Comittee of plundred Ministers for 
ffiftie pounds p ann out of the Sequestred Estate of Thomas 
Clifton, Esq r , a papist Delinq*, but hath noe benefitt thereof 
in regard of a rent due to Christs Church Colledge in Oxford 
w ch is yett in arreare. The Infriats humbly desire the same 
maye bee made a pishe Churche and competent mayntein- 
ance allowed: 

[Briercliffe BRIARCLIFFE [Briercliffe] cu Extwisle, the Inniats thereof 
twisle.f" being distant from their pishe Church five myles, and from 
any other Church or Chappell almost six myles, They desire 
they maye Errect a Chappell w th in themselves, They con- 
sistinge of aboue one hundred ffamilies, and that competent 1 
maye bee allowed to a minister. 

[New NEWLAND [New Laund], Reedley hallows [Hollows], ffilly 

Reedley Close, and Ightehillpke [Park], being distant from their pishe 
Hollows, Church six myles & vpwards, and w th in a myle & a halfe of 
Close, and Burnley, consistinge of aboute ffourty families, desire they 
may bee anexed to Burnley, and that the same maye bee 
made a pishe Church and competent mainteinance allowed. 

[Burnley.] BURNLEY, a pochall Chappell consistinge of the Town? 3 
of Burnley, Habersham Eves [Habergham Eaves], and 
Worstorne [Worsthorn], wherein there are Three hundred 
ffamilies and vpwards ; There Minister M r Henry Morres, an 
able & orthodox divine, hath allowed for his Sallery from 
the ffarm 1 ' of the said rectory eleaven pounds Tenn shillings 
p ann, and out of the Dutchy lands foure pounds eight 
shillings and twoe pence p anfi, and by ord r of the late 
Comittee of this Countye Twenty foure pounds one shilling 
& eleaven pence p anfi, being in all ffourty pounds, the 
Inhiats, being distant from their pishe aboue seaven myles, 
desire the same maye bee made a pishe Church and competent 
maynteinance allowed. 

1 In Lambeth MS. "mayntenance"is substituted for "competent." 



WH ALLEY PARISH. 1 67 

HOLMES, a Chappell not pochall, beinge foure myles distant [Holme.] 
from Burnley and eleaven myles from Whalley, their pishe 
Churche, and hath noe maytenance for a minister ; but de- 
sire to have allowance & bee made a pishe Church, the same 
consistinge of the Towns ps of Worstorne [Worsthorn] cu Hurst- 
wood (Cliviger l ), wherein are above one hundred ffamilies. 

CHURCH KIRK, a pochall Chappell consisting of the [Church.] 
Towns? 3 of Church Oswaldwisle [Oswaldtwisle] , Huncoate, 
& pte of Claiston sup mores [Clayton-le-Moors], wherein 
are above Twoe Hundred ffamilies, distant from their pishe 
Church five myles & vpwards ; their minister M r James 
Rigby y Master of Arts, hath for his Sallery Tenn pounds 
p anfi p d by the ffarm r of the rectory affores d , and (Thirtie 1 ) 
pounds p anfi by order of the late Comittee of this Countye ; 
besydes he hath an Ord r from y e Comittie for plundered 
minister for fiftie pounds p anii out of the tythes of Thomas 
(Clifton 1 -}, Esq r , a papist Delinq*, but hath noe benefitt thereof 
in regard of a rent due to Christs Church Colledge in Oxford 
(which is yett in arreare 1 ) ; the Inniats thereof desire the 
same maye bee made a pishe Church and competent mayn- 
teinance allowed. 

MiTTON [Little Mitton], Henthorne [Henthorn] cu [Little 
(Coalcoate & Wiswall 1 ) [Coldcoats & Wiswell] : the Inhiats Mitton<] 
thereof desire the[y] may be continewed to their pishe 
Church at Whalley, they being distant from thence about a 
myle & a quarter. 

HASLINGDEN, a pochiall Chappell distant from their pish [Hasling- 
Church eight myles & vpwards, consisting of the Towns? 3 of den ' ] 
Haslingden & pte of the fforest of Rossendale ; viz. Newell- 
heybooth [Newhall Hey Booth], pte of Rawtenstallbooth, 
Okenheadbooth [Oakenhead Booth], Constablebooth, & pte 
of Crowshawbooth [Crawshaw Booth], wherein are aboue 
three hundred families ; their Minister M r Rob 1 G(ilbody l ) y 
who att jJsent is suspended by the [Assembly] of Divines, 
(the Inhabitants 1 ) desire the same may be made a pishe 
Church and competent maynteinance allowed. 

1 Lambeth MS. 



1 68 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650, 

[New- NEWCHURCH in Pendle, a pochall Chappell consisting of 

Pendle] 11 most P te ^ ^ e I n ^ iats f tne fforest of Pendle, aboue five 
myles distant from (theire parishe church, wherein are one 
hundred and ffifty ffamilies ; theire Minister 1 ), M r Edward 
Lappage, an able divine, hath for his sallery Thirtie nyne 
pounds p ann allowed by ord r of the late Comittee of the 
Countye. The sev'all families, w th in Weethead & Roughlee, 
pte of the (said fforest, are desired to bee annexed to the 
said Church and the same 1 ) made a pish, [&] a competent 
maynteinance allowed. 

[Good- GOODSHAWE, a Chappell not pochiall, consistinge of aboute 

(seaventye 1 ) families, hath neither minister nor maynteinance, 
save only one messuage (and a backside worth per ann Tenn 
shillinges, and are distant from their Parish aboute eleaven 
myles 1 ), desire they may bee made a pishe and competent 
mainteinance allowed. 

[White- WHITEWELL, a Chappell not pochall, consistinge of one 
hundred (and 1 ) sixteene families, have neither minister nor 
maintenance for any, and are distant from their Parishe 
Church eight myles and upwards 1 ) ; the Inhiatts desire the 
same maye bee made a pishe Church and competent mayn- 
teinance allowed. 

[New- NEWCHURCH in Rossendale, a pochall Chappell con- 

iSn- in sisting of the Inhiats of (Dedenclough [Deadwinclough] , 

dale.] Tunstall, Wooffenden 1 ) [Wolfenden] (booth and parte of 

Wooffenden 1 ) [Wolfenden] (and Bakcopp 1 ) [Bacup], wherein 

are three hundred families, are distant from their pish Church 

Twelue myles ; M r Robert (Dewhursf 1 }, their Minister, an 

able (divine 1 ), hath noe allowance att all from the State but 

what the Inhiats bestow vpon him (on their owne accord. 

They humbly desire 1 ) they may be made a pishe and comp- 

tent maynteinance allowed. 

AND the s d Jurors further saye, That Ribchester is a pishe 
(and doth conteyne 1 ) w th in itselfe one pishe Church, viz. Rib- 
chester, a Viccarage p?sent(ative impropriate to the late 

1 Lambeth MS. This portion of the original MS. is very imperfect. 



RIBCHESTER AND CHIPPING PARISHES. 169 

Bushopp of Chester, the Tyths of 1 ) the whole pishe (lett to 
the Inhabitants 1 ) for the terme of one life yett (in 1 ) being vpon 
the yearly rent of (Thirty nyne 1 ) pounds (ffifteene 1 ) shillings 
six pence p d to the Trustees for the sale of Bus? 8 lands (and 
that the said Parishe doth contayne within it foure Town- 
shipps, viz 1 Alston cum Hothersall 1 ) being distant from their 
pishe Church five myles, Dilworth foure myles, (and Button 
foure myles. The 1 ) psent Incumb* M r Christopher Hindley, 
but lately suspended by ord r from (the provinciall Assembly 
of Divines for this County, but for what cause the presenters 
know not 1 ). And there was forrSly p d to the s d Vicar by y e 
s d Bus 11 of Chester Twenty iSks p anfi, and (six pounds 1 ) 
thirteene shillings foure pence p ami out of the pish of Steed 
[Styde], but of late (there is no allowance 1 ). 

(AND they further saye that there is one Chappell 1 ) w th in [Long- 
the s d pishe, viz* (Longridge 1 ) Chappell (standinge in Alston 1 ) "' 
affores d and distant from their pishe Church (betwixt foure 
and five myles 1 ), but neither Minister nor mayteinance. The 
Inftaits of (Alston cum Hothersall and Dilworth beinge [Alston, 
remoate from their parishe Church as afiforesaid 1 ) & con- 



sisting of one hundred & fourty families, humbly desire the and Dil- 
same may be made a pishe Church, (and that a minister and w 
competent mayntenance may be allowed 1 ). 

AND they further say that Chippin [Chipping] is a pish, [Chip- 
fend doth 1 ) contayne (within itselfe 1 ) one pish Church, viz. pl 
Chippin, a Viccarage jJsentative Impropriate to the s d Bus? of 
Chester, (the Tythes thereof under sequestration worth per 
anii Eighty 1 ) five pounds & (five 1 ) shillings. And that the 
tythes of Thornley cu (Wheatley, parte of the said parishe, is 
worth per anfi Twenty pound, besydes 1 ) the tythe of one 
antient messuage & Twoe hundred acres of land called 
B(ra 1 )dley, demised by (the late impropriator the said 
Bushopp for a terme determinable at Candlemas next 1 ). And 
the Inhaits pscribe to paie fifteene shillings (one 1 ) penn(y) per 
anh to the fTarmer of the Rectory 1 ) of Chippin [Chipping], 
viz. twoe shillings foure pence, for an acre of oates, pease & 

1 Lambeth MS. 



170 LANCASHIRE CHURCH SURVEYS, 1650. 

beanes, three shillings (and an acre of barley five shillings 
and 1 ) an acre of wheat. And that the s d Towns? of Thornley 
cu Wheatley are distant from their pishe Church (three myles ; 
the present Minister) M T (John 1 ) Kinge, an able orthodox 
divine, hee hath for his sallery Tenn pounds (per anri, for- 
merly paid out of the rent reserved to the said Bushopp, and 
since the proffitts were sequestered 1 ), hee hath rec d an aug- 
mentacon of fiftie pounds p ami, (by order of the Comittee 
for plundered ministers, soe that his whole stipend is 1 ) sixtie 
pounds p anfi. 

[Stydd.] AND the jJsentors further saye that Steed 1 ) [Stydd 2 ] (is a 
parishe wherein is one parishe church called Steed 1 ) [Stydd] 
(Church beinge a donative from the Abbott of Cockersand, 
but now from M T Holt, of Grislehurst, Lord of the Mannor of 
Steed 1 ), [Stydd] (worth in the whole six pounds thirteene 
shillings and foure pence p anfi, paid hetherto to the minister 
att Ribchester, being accompted parson att Steed, there 
beinge onely seaventeene ffamilies within this parish, the 
same beinge three quarters of a myle distant from the Parish 
Church of Ribchester ; the Inhabitants of Button are distant 
from their Parish Church of Ribchester ; and the said Church 
of Steed standing betwixt them and Ribchester, they desire 
to be annexed to Steede. 1 ) 

QOHN HARWOOD WILLIAM CHEW 

WILLIAM WALMISLEY RICHARD OSBADESTON S 

JAMES WHALEY EDWARD LOWED* 

WILLIAM WARD JOHN ASPDEN 

JOHN DEWHURST ROBERT RATCLIFFE 

RICHARD DEWHURST JOHN DEWHURST, JUNIOR 

RICHARD AINSWORTH JEREMY WOOD 

EDWARD BOULTON S 

JOHN SAWRY JEREHIAH ASPINWALL 

GEORGE PIGOTT THOMAS WHITTINGHAM 

WILLIAM WEST.) 1 

1 Lambeth MS. The original MS. of the last few pages is almost 
entirely illegible. 

2 Stydd, or Stede, was originally a parish ; it is now a parochial chapel 
annexed to Ribchester. 

3 Osbaldeston (see page 158), 4 Lowde, 5 Bolton. 



PART II. 

Surveys of Lands, &c., of the Bishop of Chester, and the Dean 

and Chapter of Chester, and of the Wardens and Fellows 

of the Collegiate Church of Manchester. 



SURVEY OF BISHOP'S LANDS. 1 

THE Rectory of Llangarthen is houlden by the Earle of Llangar- 
Llerbury [Carbery] from the late Bushopp of Chester. The 



Lease bears date the 14 Aprill, 1618. It is for three lives Com.Caer- 
all in beeing. The Earle paies to the Bushopp as is hereto 
annexed, Eighteene pounds six shillings eight pence p ami. 
The Earle presents the Viccar by his lease. The whole 
Rectory is lett this yeare for one hundred and ffifty pounds, 
which is more then ever it hath bine lett, ffor the Viccarr 
hath the third part, being ffifty pounds, The Easter booke, 
and all other profitts, amounting to about fforty shillings 
p ann. There is belonging to the Rectory one Acre and a 
halfe of Gleabe Land. 

The lease was made 14 Aprill, 1618, by Thomas then 
BusJwpp of Chester; the lease is for three lives, (viz*), the life 
of Richard Vaughan, Esq., sonne & heire to Sir John Vaughan, 
Jn Vaughan, gent, & Edward Meredith, gent, younger 
Sonne of Edward Meredith, Cittizen & Draper of London, 
All liveing & in health. The Rent is i8 u 6 s 8 d , to be paid 
yearely by equall porcons at Micftmas & Lady day. If 
unpaid 5o ty daies after demand the B'pp may reenter. There 
is 26 s 8 d paid yearely by the Tennant to ye Colledge of 
Brecknocke [Brecon or Brecknock]. 

1 " Surveys of Lands and other Possessions of the Archbishop and 
Bishop, or attached to Cathedral or Collegiate Churches. Province of 
York," vol. iii. p. 140. Lambeth Library MSS. 

2 This should be Carmarthen, 



1 72 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

The Lessee is to pay all payements due for ye said 
Rectory. The Acre & | of Gleabe is vallued at x s p arm. 
The Rent apportioned to the Said Gleabe p ann xx d . 

ffebr. ;th, 1655. WILL WEBB. 

Ex d T. BRADRY, To. DUNCALFE 1 _ 

Register. RICHARD CROXALL / Surveyors. 

Llanpe- John, late Bushopp of Chester, by a Coppy only shewed us 
[Uanbeb- an< ^ affirmed to be a true Coppy, xj th Jan. 4 Carol. [1628], did 
Kg] in demise unto Edward lloyd of Wiggin [Wigan], gent, all the 
narvon cu Rectory or Parsonadge of Byblock, als Llanpeblicke [Llan- 
P tin - beblig], in Com Carnarven, with all free Chappell or Chap- 
pells thereunto belonging, And alsoe all Gleabe lands and 
Tenements cu ptin thereunto belonging, And all tythes 
arysing within the Parrish of Llangeblicke [Llanbeblig], or 
else where in the said County, belonging to the said Rectory, 
Habend to the said Edward from the fTeast of St. Mychaell 
the Archangell then last past for one and Twenty yeares, 
Payeing three pounds p anfi to the Bushopp at Mychmas 
and Lady day by equall porcons, With Provisoe that if the 
said Rent be unpaid ffifty daies after either of the said daies 
of payement, the Bushopp might reenter. 

Wee have noe Counterpart of the said Lease ; And the 
Lessee alledgeth that the Lease from the Bushopp was 
plundered from them. The Busshopp tould us M T Lloyds 
lease did end the last of Michmas, or at Mychmas 1648. 

Llanpeblicke [Llanbeblig] is the Mother Church of Car- 
narvon, And but one Viccar to both, who was presented by 
the Bushopp. 

There is no Parsonadge, nor any building or Gleabe land 
belonging to the Rectory, only one decayed howse and a 
litle backside, neither hath there bine any within the 
memory of man ; the Value of the Rectory p ann upon the 
Racke p ann is One hundred foure pounds and fourteene 
shillings, the Bushopps Rent included, A third part whereof 
M r Morris Robbins, now Viccar, doth enioy, And the said 
Lessee two thirds. 

1 8 Octofcr, 15 Caroli [1639], John Bridgeman, late Bushopp 
of Chester, did make a Concurrant lease of all the aforesaid 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 173 

Rectory and Parsonage of Llangeblicke [Llanbeblig], with 
the appurtenances in the said County of Caernarvon, to 
Hugh forth, of the Citty of Chester, gent, To have and to 
hould to him and his assignes from the ffeast of St. Michaell 
the Archangel then last past before the date thereof, for and 
dureing and unto the full end and tearme of One and 
Twenty yeares, which said lease the then Deane and Chapter 
of Chester did Confirme the said 18 Oct. 1639, under their 
Scale used in like cases. 

The decayed house and backside vaft p anfi xx s . 

ffebr. 7th, WM WEBB, 1655. 
Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ) 

Register. RICHARD CROXALL j Surve y rs - 

THE Impropriate Rectory of Lyttle Budworth, in the Little Bud- 
Parrish of Over, in the County of Chester, was leased by/0//;z, J'om m 
Bushopp of Chester ', to S r Rowland Edgerton, of the County Chester, 
of Chester, knight and Barronett, 27 Decemb r , in the yeare 
of our Lord 1641, with all howses, Mansions, Tenements, 
hereditaments, gleabes, Tythes, &c. thereunto belonging for 
the tearme of three lives, (viz*), S r Rowland Edgerton, 
Phillipp Edgerton, & Roivland Edgerton, younger sonnes to 
S T Rowland Edgerton, Payeing to the Bushopp and his Suc- 
cessors the Rent of Twenty shillings yearely, at St. John 
Baptist & St. Martin, by equall porcons, The said S r Row- 
land to keepe in Repaire all the howses and pay all dues 
And find at his Charge a sufficient Curate, such as the 
Bushopp shall approve of; And for non payment of Rent 
(after 4O ty daies), it being lawfully demaunded, And noe 
distresse upon the prmisses, to reenter. 

This lease is voyde by Ordnance of Parliament ; They 
clayme a tyme in a former lease, And that S r John Edger- 
tons life is yet in beeing in y* former lease, but they have 
produced noe other but this last lease, and say the p r sedent 
lease was surrendered and connot be produced. 

The said M T Phillipp Edgerton (as he saith) hath the 
premisses in possession as Tennant by occupancy, his ffather 
not haveing assigned the lease. 

There is a Personage howse with some out-howses, but 



174 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

much out of repaire; there is two Closes of Gleabe lands 
about one Acre and a halfe, and about halfe an acre in the 
Coinon feild that doth belong to the Personage-howse. 

The Tythes aunciently have bine sett for 5o u or 55 11 p 
anfi, never above 6o li ; And soe wee Conceive them to be 
worth at present. 

There is noe Constant Minister there at Little Budworth. 

S r John Edgerton, Barronett, sonne and heire of the said 
S r Rowland yet liveing, was one of the lives in the fformer 
lease, And soe it is recyted in the latter lease, and he Claymes 
Interest in the same. 

The howse and outhowses, with the appurtenances, and 
the two acres of land, vallued p ann 4 U , To be sould as in 
possession. 

ffebr. 7 th , WILL. WEBB, 1655. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE *| 
Register. RICHARD CROXALL j a 



Castleton^ THE tenth of Janury, in the 26 th yeare of Hen. 8 [1535], 

COT? W the Abbott and Convent of the late Surrendred and dissolved 

Darby Monastery of Vale Royall, in the County of Chester, did 

n y demise unto S r Anthony ffitzherbert, knight, and to Thomas 

ffitzharbert, and John ffitzharbert, and John ffitzharbert, his 

sonnes, the Rectory and Parsonage of Castleton, cu ptifi with 

all Gleabe, and the third part to the Viccar excepted and 

reserved, H abend for Seaventy yeares then next followinge, 

payeing to the said Abbott, &c. Eleaven pounds at St. John 

Baptist and Martelmas, by equall porcons. 

8 Jan., 38 Hen. 8 [1547], the said Rectory and Advowson 
was granted by the King to John, then Bushopp of Chester, and 
his Successors for ever ; And the said Bushopp, by his lease 
beareing date 3 Aprilis, 5 Edward 6, did graunt to George 
Wilmesley, then of Chester, Cire, and Chauncellor to the said 
Bushopp, the Advowson of the Viccaridge of the said Parish 
Church of Castleton untill the end of the said Seaventy 
yeares, As often as it should be void, And alsoe the said 
Rectory and parsonage cu ptin (the third part of the said 
Rectory cu ptin alwaies reserued to the Viccar) and alsoe the 






OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 175 

Advowson, Habend to M T Wilmesley imediately from the 
day of the determinacon of the aforesaid lease made unto the 
said Anthony ffitzJiarbert for Nynety Nyne yeares then next 
following, The presentacon of the Viccar, dureing the said 
Nynety Nyne yeares alsoe graunted to M T Wilmesley paye- 
ing Eleaven Pounds p anfi Att the aforesaid ffeasts; M T 
Walmesley is to repaire the Chancell, and the Bushopp is to 
pay all annuall Rents, tenthes, first fruites, subsidies, bene- 
volence Contribucons, and all other Charges, whatsoever 
they be. 

The Viccar of Castleton hath part of the Gleabe and the 
third part of the Tythes of Corne, wooll, and lambe, and of 
lead Ore which is lately recovered by lawe ; But noe tyth 
hay. 

M r Edward Pegg, of Ashburne in the County of Darby 
[Derby], and M T Thulston Browne, of Hilsdale by Butterton, 
in the County of Stafford, neere Leeke, have now the lease, 
And they have two parts of all the Tythes, devided into three 
parts, But noe tyth hay, And they have for the tyth hay a 
rate, and hold part of the Gleabe. 

M r Pegg had above Seaven Stone of Wooll the last yeare 
for his part, and five pound for tythe lambes. The Bishopps 
Rent is graunted to Edall, a Chappell of Ease in the parrish 
of Castleton, where M r Wright is Minister, thirty three 
shillings tenn pence p ann, And is paid to the King out of 
the Tythes : the two partes of the Rectory payements In- 
cluded is Eighty Pounds p anfi. The Inhabitants of Edall, 
in the Parrish of Castleton, pay neither Tyth Corne nor 
hay; but a rate tythe (as they Conceive it) about forty 
shillings p anii. The now Minister of Castleton, M r Samuell 
Cryer, of Glassupp [Glossop], hath noe tythe ore ; But it is 
recoverable. 

M r Pegg did give M r Broivne this yeare five pounds for his 
part of Tythe Ore. 

The Viccaridge is only out of lease, And the Viccaridge 
howse out of Repaire. Lawrence Castle, late Viccar, lived in 
the Viccaridge about two yeares since. 

The Bushopp formerly presented the Viccar by the Consent 
of the Lessees, But the lessees had the power. 

Wee conceive the said Lessees ought to see the Viccaridge 



176 SURVEYS OF LAND, ETC., 

hovvse left in repaire in respect they had the Viccaridge in 
lease. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE | 
Register. RICHARD CROXALLJ^ 

Rectory of An Aditionall Suruey of the Rectory or Parsonage and 
Viccarage of Boden [Bowdon], in the County Palatyne of 



Chester. Chester, tending to the more perticular setting forth of the 
Chester! Gleabe lands belonging to the sayde Rectory and Viccarage, 

with their distinct vallues upon Improvement. 

Impr. value 

Dorothy Holdes one Messuage or Tene- p Ann. 

widd^Un- ment consisting of three baies of A. R. . s. d. 
derTenant. Building, with Barne, Stable, Orchard, 

Garden, and yard, by estimacon . . 0:3 02 : oo : oo 
One Close called the Barnefield, and 

one Close called the barne Yard, and 

one Close called the Henyeroste, and 

one Close called the meadowe on the 

backe of the howse, one Close called 

the greate fflatt, and one other Close 

called the lyttle blackfield, all Con- 

teyneing by estimacon i$a. or. 08 : 10 : oo 

One Close called the rough hayes, 

and one close Called the further 

Marsh, and one other Close called the 

Acre abutting East 1 upon Dennis 

ground and East 1 upon Toppinges, All 

Conteyneinge by estimacon . . . cga.or. 05 : oo : oo 

One Close called the hugcroft, abut- 
ting west upon widdow Rowlynson, 

and East upon Drinckwaters, Con- 

teyneing by estimacon oa. $r. CO : 10 : oo 

One other small close in Boden, 

abutting west upon John Breretons 

and East upon the lane, by Estimacon oa. 2r. oo : 06 : 08 

16 : 06 : 08 
1 So in original MS. 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 177 

One Close called Batrich Eye, abut- Impr. vat p An. 

ting sowth upon Drinckewater, north A. R. . s. d. 
upon the Personage banke, Con- 
teyneing by estimacon 3 : 2 : 02 : 10 : co 

A parcell of ground Called Sander 
banck, abutting south upon the River 
Bollen and North upon the hanginge 
feild, Conteyneing by estimacon . . 3 : 2 : 02 : co : co 

One Close called hanging feild, 
abutting south upon Sanders bancke 
and north upon M r Breretons, Con- 
teyning by estimacon 3 : o : 02 : co : oo 

One Close called the little Bensopp, 
abutting south upon Bollen River, 
North upon M T Breretons, by esti- 
macon i : i : oo : 18 : oo 

One Close called honney meadowe 
lyeing upon the southside of Bollen 
River, abutting North and East upon 
Bollen, by Estim 2 : o : 01 : 05 : co 

Nynelands in the Close called the 
Eye brookes, Conteyneing by esti- 
macon 8 .' o : 03 : 10 : oo 

One Close called the Cowe acres, 
abutting west upon Hardies, East upon 
Gouldings, Conteyning by estimacon 2 : o : 01 : 05 : oo 

One Close upon the Downes, con- 
teyneing by estimacon 13 : o : 03 : oo : oo 

Seaven Lands in the Churchfeild 
and eight lands in the Hall hill, con- 
teyneing by estimacon 1 3 : o : 03 : oo : co 

Part of John Batons howse, (viz*) 
of the Kitchen or the lower floare, the 
Stable and halfe the Croft, by estimacon 0:0: o : 10 : o 

Part of John Leathers howse, and 
Kitchen, and barne, being upon the 
lands in Churchfields, Conteyneing 
by estimacon o : o : 05 : o 

Right of Turbery, in Bowdon 
Mosse, accordinge to Custome. 

N 



SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

Wm. Wir- Holds a messuage or Tennement Impr. vat p An. 

rail, Under * r T i -^11 r j 

Tennant. consisting of Two bayes, with a barne A. R. . s. d. 
and stable, A garden, a barne yarde, 
w th two Crofts upon the back of the 
howse abutting west upon the lane, 
East upon Hollinworth, All Con- 

teyneing by estimacon 3 3 * 4 : oo : oo 

Two Closes called the Two seller- 
feilds, abutting East upon the Vic- 
carage lands and west upon the lane, 
Conteyning by estima. 9:0: 5 : 10 : oo 



29 : 13 : oo 

One Close called Batrich eye, abut- 
ting South upon Bollen River, North 
West on Gouldings, by estimacon . i : 3 : 01 : 10 : oo 

One smale Close called the litle 
Batrich eye, abutting North east upon 
the Viccarage ground and North west 
upon Gouldings, by estimacon . . . 1:0:00:18:00 

Two Closes called the fflatts, abut- 
ting East upon Hardnes land, west 
upon M r Tippinge, by estimacon . . 5 : 2 : 03 : 05 : o 

One Close called Castle hill, with 
the banckes about it, and the litle 
meadowe betwixt abutting south to 
Bollen, north to the Mill hill, by 
estimacon . 4 : 2 : 02 : 10 : o 

One Close called the Millfeild, 
abutting west upon M T Breretons, East 
upon part of the Castle hill, by esti- 
macon 5 : o : 03 : oo : oo 

One Close called the horse feild, 
abutting North upon M r Tipping, 
south upon the Mill feild, by esti- 
macon 3 : 2 : 02 : 03 : 04 

A Close Called the Bowehaye, abut- 
ting south upon the Thickett, north 
upon Bowe lane, by Estimacon . . 6 : o : 03 : 10 : o 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 



179 



A Close called Bowecroft, abutting 
south upon Bow lane, East upon M r 
Tappings lands, by estimacon . . . 

Three Closes above the Mill hill, 
with the Cloughes or Thicketts be- 
longing to them, by estimacon . . . 

One Close Called the Sand feild, 
abutting west to the Millfeild, by 
estimacon 

One Close called the lesser Cowe- 
feild, abutting East upon the greater 
Cowfeild, west upon longe Acre, by 
estimacon 1 

One close Called the Blackfeild, 
abutting East upon Uttleach Croft, 
west upon the lane, by estimacon . . 

One Close called Hardye feild, 
abutting East upon the lane, west 
upon HollinwortJies ground, by esti- 
macon ..." 

One Close called the Marldhey, 
abutting east upon the lane, west 
upon haydyes ground, by estimacon . 



A Close called Muncksacre, abut- 
ting south upon Cowe acre, by esti- 
macon 

Three Closes called three white 
leaches, abutting North upon Symp- 
sons ground, sowth upon the lane, by 
estimacon 

Part of a close called the longe acre, 
the other part belongeth to M r Brere- 
ton y by estimacon 

Two lands and one head land in a 
Close Called the Eyebrookes, by esti- 
macon 

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I So SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

Impr. vat p An. 

Two Closes upon the Downes, by A. R. . s. d. 
estimacon 7 : o : 01 : 15 : o 

Three lands in the Church-feild and 
one land in the Hall feild, both upon 
the Downes, by estimacon . . . . 4 : o : 01 : oo : o 

A Cottage in Boden [Bowdon], Con- 
sisting of three bayes, with a Barne, 
stable, yard, garden, orchard, and Croft, 
abutting south to the Lane, north to 
the Downes, by estimacon .... I : o : 04 : oo : oo 

Right of Turberry in Boden [Bow- 
don] Mosse according to Custome, as 
alsoe the land of the Comon called 
Boden [Bowdon] Downes. 

jo.Drinck- Holds one Cottage of three bayes, 
w ^^ a barne, yard, and orchard, with 
the hempecroft, by estimacon . . . I : o : 02 : oo : 

One Close behynd the Orchard, 
bounding north to the Downes, south 
to the orchard, by estimacon . . . 1:0:01:00:00 

A Close called the Mosse hey, abut- 
ting west to the Viccars lane and East 
to Dennis ground, by estimacon . . 4 : o : 02 : oo : oo 

A Close called Batrich Eye, abut- 
ting East upon Bollen, north upon 
widdowe Sanders -, by estimacon . . i : 2 : 01 : 05 : o 



19 : 05 : oo 



Another Close called the Batrich 
Eye, abutting North upon M T Wir- 
ralls and South upon M T Breretons 
land, by estimacon 2 : o : 01 : 10 

One other Close called the little 
Boden eye, upon the South side of 
Bollen, by estimacon 1:0:00:15 

Two Closes called the Russy Crofts, 
abutting East upon M T Wirralls 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 181 

Impr. vat p An. 

ground, west upon the land, by esti- A. R. . s. d. 
macon 4 : o : 01 : 10 : o 

Two Closes called the white leaches, 
abutting East upon M r Breretons, 
west upon M r Wirralls, by estimacon 3 : 2 : 01 : 05 : o 

Seaven lands in the Eyebrookes, 
by estirh 6 : o : 02 : 10 : o 

One land in the long acres, by 
estimacon i : o : oo : 08 : 

One small Close called the little 
wallbutts, abutting North to the lane, 
South to Eye brookes, by estimacon o : 2 : oo : 06 : o 

Two feilds, upon the Downes, by 
estimacon 8 : o : 01 : 10 : o 

Two lands, two headland? in the 
Churchfeild, and three lands in the 
Hall feild or hall hill, by estimacon . 5 : o : 01 : oo : o 

Right of Turberry in Boden [Bow- 
don] Mosse according to Custome and 
right to the Comon upon Boden [Bow- 
don] Downes. 

Holds one small Cottage of two Rich. 

, Gould ing, 

bayes w th a barne and fould, with an under 

Oven howse and a Croft behynde the tenn *- 

howse, by estimacon o : 2 : 01 : 10 : o 

One Close called Batrich Eye (in 
which M r Brereton hath about one 
roode, abutting east upon another 
feild called Batrich Eye, by esti- 
macon i : 2 : or : 07 : 06 

One small parcell of ground in M T 
Breretons Batrich eye, by estimacon . o : I : oo : 05 : oo 

One close Called new bridge mea- 
dow, abutting south upon Bollen, 
and west to the lane, by Estimacon . 2 : 2 : 01 : 17 : 06 

15 : 14 : oo 



1 82 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

One Close lyeing in Bollington Impr. vat p An. 
called Bollen meadowe, bounded with A. R. . s. d. 
S r George Boothes land, by Esti- 
macon - 5 : 2 : 03 : 10 : o 

One Close called Cowe acre, abut- 
ting North upon the lane, South upon 
Mounckes Acre, by Estimacon . . 2 : o : 01 : oo : o 

ffoure small Closes called the 
Shaw-feilds, abutting North upon the 
Downes, West to the Streete lane, by 
estimacon 5 : 2 : 02 : 05 : o 

Seaven lands in the Eye brookes, 
by estimafc] 5 : 2 : 02 : 10 : o 

One Close called the little Intack, 
abutting North upon the Eyebrooke, 
south to Gorsty hey, by estimacon . I : o : oo : 08 : o 

One small Close called the little 
Shawfeild, abutting North to the 
Eyebrooke, East to the lane, by 
Estimacon . . . . > '- o : 2 : oo : 06 : o 

One Close called the Marsh, abut- 
ting North to the Downes, southeast 
to Ashleyes, by estimation . . . . 4 : o : 01 : 10 : o 

The two Downe feild, by estimacon, 
ffower lands in the Church feild, with 
a small Cottage, by estimacon . . . 4 : 2 : oo : 1 5 : o 

Three lands in the Hall hill, by 
estimacon, part of the Cottage of the 
Clearkes howse, (viz 1 ) the Kitchen and 
the Passage o : o : oo : 06 : 8 

Right to the Turberry in Boden 
[Bowdon] Mosse according to Custome, 
and the right to the land of the Cofhon 
upon Boden [Bowdon] Downes. 

Peirson, Holds one Cottage, with a barne 

vmd'er'' and yard, by estimacon o : 2 : 01 : oo : oo 

tenn*. One Close called Rycroft, abutting 

west upon John Batons, and East 

upon John Brereton, by estimacon . 2 : oo : 01 : 10 : o 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 183 

One Close called Cowfeild, betwixt Impr. vat p An. 

widdow Peirson and John Brereton, A. R. . s. d. 
abbutting west upon M r WirraUs 
land, and East upon M r Breretons, by 
estimacon 2 :O2 : 01 : 10 : o 



18 : 12 : 8 

A Close called the greate Lowe, 
abutting East upon M T Brereton, west 
upon little lowe, by estimacon ... 4 : o : 02 : oo o 

One Close called the Well Croft, 
abutting East upon Ryecroft, South 
upon the lane, by estima[c] .... o : 3 : oo : 08 : o 

The Downes feild, betwixt widdow 
Peirson and John Brereton, the one 
halfe by estimacon I : 2 : oo : 05 : o 

Right in the Turberry of Bowden 
Mosse, according to the Custome, 
with right to the Comon of Bowden 
Downes. 

Holds one Cottage and part of a > 

, . , ton, under 

Barne, with a litle orchard and yard, 
with the hempe Crofte on the backe 
of ye howse, by estima[c] .... o : 3 : 01 : 10 : o 

Part of one Close called the greate 
Cow feild, devided betwixt John 
Brereton and widdoiv Peirson, abutting 
East upon S r George Booth, West 
upon ye litle Cowfeild, by esti- 
mation 2 : 2 : 01 : 15 : o 

One Close called the little lowe 
feild, abutting East upon the greate 
lowe, west upon longe Acre, by esti- 
macon 03 : O : 02 : 00 : oo 

One Close called Utley Croft, abut- 
ting West upon M T WirraUs, East 
upon/0. Drinckwaters land, by esti- 
mation . . . 01 : o : 00 : 12 : 00 



184 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

The one halfe or moiety of the Impr. vat p An. 

Downes feild, the other belonging to A. R. . s. d. 
widdow Peirson, by estima[c] . . . o : 2 : oo : 06 : oo 

The right in the Turberry of Boden 
[Bowdon] Mosse, According to Cus- 
tome, with a right to the Comon of 
Downes. 



08 : 16 : oo 

Widdowe Holds one Cottage of two small 
Rowlands, bayes, with a Croft upon the back of 
tenn*. it, by estimation three roodes and 

five butts of land, in a feild of M T 

Tippings, by estimation, one acre in 

all by estimation 01 : 3 : 02 : oo : oo 

Jo. Eaton t Holds one Cottage with a barne 
and Sma11 Croft ^ehynde it by esti- 
mation o : o : 03 : oo : oo 

Memoranda the lands and premisses before menconed, 
together with the Tythes belonging to the said Rectory 
(which have bine perticularly Certified in o r first suruey of 
the said Rectory) are held by 5 r George Booth, of Dunham 
Massye, knight and Barronet. But the last lease of the said 
Rectory taken by the said S T George Boothe beinge a lease 
for three lives which are longe since defunct, wee have 
returned the premisses in the Possession of the Comonwealth. 

The Rent reserued upon this Rectory being nifty Pounds 
p anfi is thus Apporconed, viz* : 

To the lands I4 lj oo s oo (1 

To the Tythes 36 : oo : oo 



In all ..... 50 : oo : oo 



June 23 rd , 1654. WILL. WEBB. 1654. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, JOHN WHITWORTH ) 

Register. GEORGE SMYTH / Surve y r 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 185 



VICARIA. 

It Consisteth of a Viccarage howse A. R. . s. d. 
thatched, of three bayes, with a Gar- 
den place, a barne and stable, with 
the barne yard, all by estima[c] . . o : 2 : 02 : 10 : oo 

Two Closes called the two seller 
feilds, butting south to Mr. Breretons, 
East to the pease croft, by estimation 7 : o : 04 : oo : oo 

One Close Called Pease croft, abut- 
ting west to Seller feild, south to 
Turbutts eye, by estimation . . . 2:0:01: 10: o 

One meadowe Called Turbetts eye, 
abutting north to pease Croft, South 
to Bollin River, by estimation . . . 03 : 2 : 02 : 15 : o 

Part of one Close called the huggle 
to an old deth [? ditch] and soe by 
meares bounded w th S r George BootJies 
land, by estimation o : 2 : oo : 06 : 8 

Two parts of a Close called the 
Hall bottome, the other part being 
S r George Boothes land, by estimation 03 : o : 02 : 10 : o 

One Close called the barne yard, 
west to M r Brereton s land, east to the 
barne, by estimation oo : 2 : oo : 06 : 8 

One small Close called the Kill- 
croft, by estimation oo : 2 : oo : 06 : 8 

A Close called the Barne feild, 
abutting west upon William Brereton, 
East upon S r George Boothes land, by 
estimation 04 : 2 : 03 : OD : o 

One Close called the little long- 
feild, abutting upon the greate longe- 
feild, North upon M r Wirralls, by 
estimation I : 2 : or : oo : o 

One Close called S r Ralphes Croft, 
abutting South upon the River Bollen, 
East upon S r George Boothe, by esti- 
mation I : : oo : 13 : 4 



1 86 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

One Close called the greate long A. R. . s. d. 
feild, abutting South upon the River 
Bollen, north upon the little longe 
feild, by estimation 10 . o : 06 : o : o 

Right to the Turberry in Boden [Bowdon] Mosse, according 
to Custome. 

Met that in the forenamed Survey, wee have followed the 
example of the Statute Acre, and not the Chesshire, which is 
almost double. 

Md the said Viccarage is reported to have bin leased by a 
late Bishopp of Chester, and the lease thereof expired. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, JOHN WHITWORTH } Surve ors 

Register. GEORGE SMITH J 

Mottrum The Impropriate Rectory and Parsonage of Mottrum 
i [ fcom m] [Mottram], Langendale [Longdendale], in the County of 
Chester. Chester, with all howses, barnes, gardens, Orchards, Gleabe 
lands, and all maner of Tythes, and was leased by Thomas, 
then Bishopp of Chester, iojohn Bradill [Braddyll] of Whallee 
[Whalley], in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, (for the 
tearme of three lives), viz* the said/^/z Briddill [Braddyll], 
Ralph Ashton, sonne and heire of Ralph Ashton, of greate 
Leaver [Lever], and John Ashton, sonne and heire to Radcliffe 
Ashton, of Knacke dale, 1 in the County of Lancaster, payeing 
yearely to the said Bushopp and his successors the Rent of 
Thirty eight pownds seaventeene shillings foure pence, att 
the ffeast of S* Marke and S* Martin the Bushopp, in Winter, 
by equall porcons. And for non payement of rent within 
three monthes after demaund to distreyne ; the said John 
Briddill [Braddyll] to repaire at his owne Costs and Charges 
all howses and buildings belonging to the said Personage 
with necessary repairacons (except greate tymber, slatt, stone 
and wall, which the Bushopp is to find). The Bushopp is to 
find a Minister, repaire ye Chancell, pay tenthes and Subsi- 
dies, and all Charges ordnary and extreordnary, All which 
by the lease bearinge date the 14 th Octob r , 15 Jac. [1617-18], 
doth more largely appeare. This lease was sould by the said 

1 This must be Radcliffe Ashton, of Cuerdale, who died in 1644. 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 187 

JoknBraddill unto S r George Booth, knight and Baronett, And 

by S r George Booth conueyed to Collonelljohn Booth, a younger 
sonne of S r George Booth, who now is in possession thereof. 

There is belonging to this Parsonage, a ffaire personage The 
howse with Barnes and Stables much out of Repaire, with ? leabe 
some sixteene acres of Gleabe lands, worth about Twelve 16 acres 
Pounds p ann. 

The Gleabe and Tythes valued to be worth Coibus Annis 
one hundred and nynety pounds, the Bishopps rent included. 
There is now two lives in being, (viz*) S r Ralph Ashton, Bar- 
ronett, aged about fforty foure yeares, John, Sonne QiRadcliffe 
Ashton, aged about fforty two yeares. 

There hath bine Constantly 2O U p anfi allowed by the 
Bushopp to the Minister that did officiate at Mottrum [Mot- 
tram] , And the residue of the rent is now graunted by the 
Comittee of Plundered Ministers to Henry Hilbert} now the 
present Minister there, togeather with the Arreares of Rent 
from his Coming thether. The Parrish is Conceived to be 
tenn Myles in lengeth and seaven myles in breadeth, and but 
one Chappell within it called woodhead, And yt about Six 
myles from the Church of Mottrum [Mottram], and hath no 
meanes belonging to it. 

There is these Townshipps within the Parish, viz* Mottrum 
[Mottram], Hatterslee [Hattersley],Godley, Matley, Newton, 
Staley, Hollinsworth [Hollingworth], & Tynsell [Tintwistle]. 

li. s. d. 
The howse with the appurtenances, p ann 05 o o 

The Gleabe is valued before 1200 

The reserued rent is apporconed, viz* 

To the Lands 3 U I7 9 4 d 

To the Tythes 35 oo 

In all . . 38 17 4 

Feb. 7 th 55, W m WEBB. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE 1 Surueyo rs . 

Register. RICHARD CROXALL j 

1 Hilbert in the original MS., but should doubtless be Hibbert. 



1 88 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

Arlecdon, The Impropriate Rectory and parish Church of Arlecdon, 

Cumb. * n * ne County of Cumberland, was leased by John, Bishopp of 

Chester, 8 July, primo Caroli [1625], to Anthony Patrickson, 

of j 1 in the County of Cumberland, Esq re , togeather 

with all Gleable lands and all other Tenements, meadowes, 
woods, underwoods, Barnes, Orchards, Gardens, tythes, &c., 
ffor the tearme of three lives, (viz 1 ) Joseph Pattrickson, sonne 
of Thomas Pattrickson, Thomas Pattrickson, sonne of William 
Pattrickson, and Thomas Dickessone, sonne of John Dixson, 
of ffrizington [Frizinton], payeing to the Bishopp and his 
successors the yearely rent of ffive pounds six shillings and 
eight pence, at Ladyday and Micftmas, by equall porcons. 
And for non-payem* of the Rent within forty daies (if it be 
lawfully demaunded) the Bishopp and his Successors to re- 
enter, M r Pattrickson to find a Sufficient Minister, and to 
repaire the Chauncell. The Bishopp to pay Tenthes and 
Subsidies, Except two shillings p ann for synodalls, & thir- 
teene shillings and foure pence p ann for procuracons. The 
Rectory and Tythes are now in the occupacon of M T Thomas 
Salkill, of Widicar [Weddicar], which he houldeth in right 
of his wife. 

The whole Revenue of the said Rectory upon the racke 
never sett for above thirty pounds p ann, And so wee 
Conceive it to be worth, besides the Rent reserued to the 
Bishopp. There is noe Minister there. 

All the three lives are liveing and in health. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ) 

Register. RICHARD CROXALL j burve y rs - 

Boulton in The Impropriate Rectory and Parsonage of Boulton in 
[Boltonie- ^ e Moores, in the County of Lancaster, with all howses, 
Moors], in buildings, Gleabes, Tenements, Tythes, &c., was leased by 
n " George, then Bishopp of Chester, 23 Jan., 7 Jac. [i6io],unto 
James Anderton, of Lostocke, in the County of Lancaster, 
Esq re , for the tearme of Three yeares, payeing to the Bishopp 
and his Successors the yearely Rent of Twenty six pounds 
the first of November and the Twenty eighth of Aprill by 

1 No doubt one of the Patricksons of Kirklinton Park, co. Cumberland, 






OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 189 

equall porcons. This Lease nor any Coppy was ever pro- q- whether 
duced to us. There is but one life in being in that lease ** ^ fe be 
aged aboue sixty yeares. Another lease is Claymed but being, 
never shewed. The impropriacon is under sequestration, 
the lessee being a papist in Armes and one that wee Cannot 
meete with. 

There is one Parsonage howse belonging to the personage 
but there is severall Tenements of Gleabe lands held by 
the Tennants under named, whose Tents are all menconed to 
be out of Lease. 

Alexander Leaver houldeth one R fc p Ann. Rack p An. 
Tenement belonging to the Rec- . s. d. . s. d. 
tory of Boulton, & payeth rent 
p ann oo : 13 : 04 : 15 : oo : oo 

Peter Brooke houldeth one Tene- 
ment belonging to the Rectory of 
Boulton, and paieth p ann . . . oo : 15 : 4i : 18 : OD : oo 

Roger ffoster houldeth one Tene- 
ment belonging to the Rectory of 
Boulton, and payeth p ann . . . oo : 15 : 4i : 18 : oo : oo 

George Norris houldeth one 
Tenement belonging to the Rec- 
tory of Boulton, and payeth rent 
p anfi oo : 06 : 08 : 08 : oo : oo 

Ralph Ashton houldeth one Acre 
of Gleabe belonging to the Rec- 
tory of Boulton, and payethp ann . 00:01:00:01:10:00 

02 : 1 1 : 09 : 60 : 10 : oo 

The most of the Tythes of the parrish are either held . 
upon a rent by lease, or pay a rate Tythe from which they 
prescribe Custome. 

There is only two Towneshipps within the Parrish that 
paieth Tythes in kynde, (vizt.) the one moieth of greate Boulton 
for tyth Corne and hay worth p ann .10:00:00 10:00:00 
And blackwood, which is worth p ann . . . 30 : oo : oo 

There is a rent paid by theise severall Towneshipps here- 
after specifield, Many of the Tennants houlding by lease, 
which Lease are thought to be expired. Others that pay 



SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

but a rate tythe, which by reason the distance of the habi- 
tation of many that pay the rent Wee could not gitt truely 
distinguished : 

The moiety of Tythe Corne and hay sett 
forth in greate Boulton paieth p anfi . . . 

The Towneshipp of Entwiste [Entwistle] 
for Tythe Corne sett forth paieth p anfi . . 

Little Boulton, for tythe Corne set forth, p ann 

Halgh [Haulgh],for Tyth Corne set forth, 
p anfi oo 

Little Leaver [Lever], for tythe Corne sett 
forth, p anfi oo 

Toung [Tonge], for tythe Corne sett forth, p ann 

More, by Lawrance Bromlowe, for Tythe 
Corne sett forth, p anfi oo 

Breighmott[Breightmet], for tyth Corn e,p anfi 

Harwood, 'for Tythe Corne, p ann .... 

Darcey Leaver [Darcy Lever], for Tythe 
Corne, p anfi oo 

Querton [Quarlton], for Tythe Corne, p anfi 

Egworth [Edgeworth], for tyth Corne set 
forth, p anfi oo 

Tarton [Turton] , for Tyth Corne, p anfi 

Bradshawe, ffor Tythe Corne sett forth, p ann 

More, [by] A Ilex ander Bradshawe, for Brit- 
ties, for tythe Corne sett forth, p anfi . . . 

Longworth, for tyth Corne sett forth, p ann . 

Runington [Rivington], for tythe corne set 
forth, p anfi oo 

Sharpies, for tythe Corne set forth, p ann . 

More, paid by Ward and Heaton, tythe 
corne, p ann oo 

More, by Thomas Barton, for Tythe corne 
for y* of the Demeasne Smethall, p anfi . . 

Aldsagh, 1 for Tythe Corne, p anii .... 

Lostocke, for tythe Corne, p anfi .... 

ffoulds, for tythe Corne, p ann oo 



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OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 191 

In most of theise places the Tennants doe every yeere sett 
forthe their Tythe Corne, but in some of them they doe not. 

Theise Towneshipps that sett forth their tyth Corne, wee 
Conceive, are such as hold their Tyth by lease. 

There is a Viccarridge howse belonging to the Rectory, 
with a little backeside and some few Cottages, but not worth 
fforty shillings p anfi. 

The Viccar hath alsoe tenn pounds p anfi paid him by 
the Lessee. 

The whole Rectory of Boulton, if it were out of lease, were 
worth p anfi 2OO 11 , besides the Rent to the Bishopp and the 
Tenn pounds to ye Viccar. 

There is two honest Ministers there, who have order from 
the Comittee of Plunder'd Ministers for one hundred pounds 
p anfi out of the Rectory and Bishopps Rent of Boulton, 
and out of the Bishopps Rent in Childwell. 

The Towne of greate Boulton paieth Tythe hay in kynde 
to the Lessee. 

TheMannor of Tytheing, the Easter Rowle is as followeth: 
Every howse one penny, every Garden one penny, one or more 
henns oft, 1 If they have any -ground (except greate Boulton) 
one penny, every Cowe and Calfe i d oft, every sheepe with 
wooll on his backe oft, every ffarrow Cowe one penny, every 
fole one penny, every swarme of Bees one penny, every 
sheepe laid to scowre in the winter, which is to be paid by 
the occupier of the ground where the sheepe lye ob. 

Oblacon money, every man and his wife two pence, every 
widdowe one penny, every Comunicant ob. 

Alterage at a Marriage if the women be of the parish 
Eight pence, a Churchdale [churching] foure pence, Buryall 
one penny. We find in M r Andertons booke a coppy 
of which things were taken by M r Harper, Viccar of Boulton. 
These things were leased out; viz*, James Anderton, by 
writing dated the 17 August, 42 Eliz. [1600], Covenants 
that Peter Brooke shall cnioy his Tennement of the Gleabe 
from May the ffirst, 1599, for one and Twenty yeares. 
The same James, by a writing of the same date, Covenants 
with Christopher Longworth and Robert Norris that they 

1 Obolus one halfpenny. 



IQ2 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

shall have the Tennement, late in the occupacon of George 
Longworth, for the same terme. The same/tfw^r Anderton, 
by writeing dated the last of Octobr, 37th Elizabeth [1595], 
Covenanteth \i\^s\ Alexander Leaver, That hee, his Executors, 
Administrators, and Assignes, shall have the Moiety of the 
Tythe Corne and hay of Boulton for one and Twenty yeares 
after the date thereof. James Anderton, by Indenture dated 
1 Marcij, 5 Caroli [1630], Covenanteth with Richard Sharpies, 
als Ward, gent, and his assignes, that they have the tyth 
Corne yearely aryseing out of the lands and Tennements of 
the said Richard or his Under Tennants and theire privye 
Tythes, ffor one and Twenty yeares from the Easter ensueing, 
payeing p ann to the Bishopp and his Successors six shil- 
lings eight pence. Thomas Heaton paid fforty pounds to 
fames A nderton for the Moieth of the Tyth Corne and hay 
of Boulton, to have the same for one and Twenty yeares from 
1601. But noe lease made nor writeing. James Anderton 
promised a lease to Hugh ffoster for his Tennement pcell of 
the Gleabe for One and Twenty yeares from May 1 599, But 
now was made only a note under M T Andcrtons hand. 

The Twenty six pounds reserved to the Bishopp, and the 
Tenn pounds to the Curate, in all p ann 36", 

Is apporconed ; viz 1 , 

To the lands . . . I0 11 : oo s : oo d 
To the Tythes . . . 26 : oo : oo 

In toto . . . 36 : oo : oo 

Dec. nth, WILL. WEBB, 1650. 

Ex'J . BRADRY, ]o. DUNCALFE | 
Register. RICHARD CROXALL ) 

Cartmeale THE Impropriate Rectory parrish Church and Parsonage 

c C om tm Lan- of Cartmeale, part of the late pryory of Cartmeale, in the 

caster. County of Lancaster, with all Tythes, Barnes, Gleabe, and 

Tythes, &c., Except woods and underwoods, and all tythe 

hay, meale, and graine, which were rented to the Tennants 

at the dissolution of the Priory, And was graunted by 

Indenture of Lease dated the 5 Aprill, 7 Jac. [1609], from 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 193 

George, then Bishopp of Chester, unto George Preston, of 
Houlker, in the Parrish of Cartmeale [Cartmel], Esqre., for the 
terme of three lives : viz*, his owne, Thomas Preston his sonne 
and heire, and Christopher Preston his younger sonne, paye- 
ing to the Bishopp and his Successors the Rent of ffifty five 
pounds at Michmas and Lady day in the Pallace of Chester, 
And for nonpayement of the Rent within forty daies, and 
noe distresse to be found, the Bishopp or his Successors to 
reenter; M r Preston at his owne Cost to mayntayne with 
wages one or more sufficient Minister, And to keepe in 
repaire all howses, barnes, and edifices belonging thereunto, 
and alsoe the Chauncell of the Parrish Church. The Bishopp 
to pay all pencons, &c. 

There is belonging to the Parsonadge a Towre and Barne, 
part of the saide Priory and three Tyth barnes, (viz 1 ) God- 
derside, ffloukborough [Flookborough], and Alithwart [Allith- 
waite]. There is fowre Chappells within the parrish. The 
whole Revenue of the saide Impropriacon is worth p ann 
fowrc hundred pounds. There is granted out of the Revenue 
by the Comittee of Plunder'd Ministers theise severall 
orders : 

Viz*, to Cart meale [Cartmel] ffifty pounds p ann, to 
Stanley Chappell fforty pounds p ann, to Cartmealefell 
'happell [Cartmel Fell] fforty pounds p ann, To Lyndale 
forty pounds p ann, ffiuckborough [Flookborough] Chap- 
>ell, fforty pounds p ann. There is noe Constant Minister 
it Cartmeale Church, there is in being by Lease two lives, 
az 1 , Thomas Preston, of Houlk [Holker], Esq r , aged fforty 
three, And Christopher Preston, his brother, aged fforty, and 
infirme. This Impropriacon at present is under sequestration 
md hath not Compounded. 

Ex' 1 J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ) 
Register. RICHARD CROXALL j ^ 

The Impropriate Rectory and parsonage of Childwell, in c ! ) j! tl i j ve11 
:he County of Lancaster, part of the dissolued pryory of \^\\\H 
S f Thomas of Holland, in the same County, with the Tythes, Com. 
Jarnes, and all maner of howses, Edifices, lands, Tenements, 
[creditaments, Rents, Revercons, Seruices, tythes, &c., was 

o 



194 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

leased by John, Bushopp of Chester, to John Poole, of Poole, 
in the County of Chester, Esquire, Roger Downe [Downes], 
of Wardley, 1 in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, Rookely, 
of Rookeley, in the County of Yorke, Esquire, as by his 
lease bearinge date the Seaventh of August, 1632, it doth 
appeare, for the terme of three lives, (viz 1 ), James Andcrton, 
sonne of Roger Anderton, of Birchley, in the County of Lan- 
caster, Richard Massie [Mascy], sonne of Hamret [Hamlet] 
Massie [Mascy], 3 of Ribchester, in the County of Lancaster, 
gent., William Blundall, sonne of Nicholas Blundall, of 
Crosbye, gent., payeing the yearely Rent of ffifty seaven 
pounds and foureteene shillings and foure pence to the said 
Bishopp and his Successors, Att the Annunciacon of the 
Virgin Mary, and S* Michaell the Archangell, by equall 
porcons. The Advowson of the Viccaridge reserued to the 
Bushopp ; And the said Bushopp to defray all manner of 
Charges, Ordinary and extreordinary. 

This Impropriacon was lately in the possession of James 
Anderton, a Papist, and now under sequestration for his 
delinquency. 

All the three lives are in being, the eldest not above thirty. 

There is not any psonage howse that is certainly knowne, 
only one the Viccar now liveth in, w dl the parrish purchased 
from the Earle of Darby ', which hath about two acres belong- 
ing to it, supposed formerly to belonge to the Personage. 
There is three Tythe barnes belonging to the Impropriacon, 
(viz 1 ), Carton [Garston], Lea, and Wotton [Woolton]. 

There is alsoe a howse and an acre of land which is Glcabe, 
and lyeth in Garton [Garston], and now in the occupacon of 
tviddow Hitchworth, And shee paieth Rent p anfi Thirteene 
shillings foure pence, and hath only her owne life in being. 

There is also a close in haile [Hale], called Pry or hayes, 
now in the occupacon of John Wiseivall, And he paieth rent 
p anri one shilling eleaven pence. 

There is within the parrish these severall Towneshipps, 
(viz 1 ), Childwell [Childwall], Wootton [Woolton] Magna, 
Wotten [Woolton] parua, Agburgh [AigbuYth], Hayle-wood 
[Halewood], and Hayle barifce jTialebank], and hayle [Hale] | 

1 Wardley Hall, in the parish of Eccles. 

* In the Herald's Visitations Hamlet Mascy is described as of Rixton. i 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 195 

Chappell, and Hayleffeild [Halefield], 1 and Hutt Demeasne, 
as alsoe Speake and Speakehall, Gerston [Garston], Averton, 2 
and Waver tree [Wavertree]. 

The tythes of all these Towneshipps are estimated to be 
foure hundred p ann Commuibus Annis. 

The Viccar hath all the small Tythes, except such as 
paye rate Tythe, which are these : M r Lathum, of Allerton, 
houldeth the tythe hempe and flax of Allerton and Garston, 
and paieth rent p ann to the Viccar tenn shillings. 

M r Norris, of Speake, houldeth the Tythe of Pigge, goose, 
hempe, and flax in Speake, Wootten [Woolton] Magna, 
Wootten [Woolton] parva, and Pigg and goose in Garston, 
and paieth sixteene shillings p ann. 

M T Ireland, of the Hutt, houldeth tyth pigg, Goose, hempe, 
and flax in Hayle, Hailebanke, and Haylewood Excepting 
hempe and flaxe, from about ffourty howse, Alsoe piggs, 
Goose, hempe, and flax in Childwell, Wavertree, and in 
Allerton pigg and Goose, and paieth rent p ann to the 
Viccar I 1 ' 5 s . The whole profitt of the Viccaradge being 
estimated to be about 3O K p ann, with all the smale Tythes 
and Easter Rowle included. 

M r Elliston is now present Minister there, placed by the 
Comittee of the County. 

There is graunted out of the profitts of this Impropriation 
by the Comittee of Plunderd Ministers these sumes followe- 
ing, in augmentacon to the Ministers of y Townes und r 
written : 

To Childwell, p ann ...... So 11 

To Hyton [Huyton] 50 

To Hayle Chappell, p ann .... 40 
To Boulton in the Moores, p ami . . 6o u 

To Warrington . 5O U 

To Santley, 3 p ann 4O U 

To Ancher, 4 p ann 40" 

Ex (1 J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE l S urvc y o". 
Register. RICHARD CROXALL J " 

1 Halebank and Halefield are not Townships. 
- This should be Allerton. 

3 Probably Sankey, in the parish of Prescot, is intended. 

4 Quay Altcar. 

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196 



SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 



Com. 
Lane. 



28 Sept: 1647. 

Chipping_ The same Rectory or personage, with all messuages, Cot- 
ta g es > Gleabe and Demeasne lands, 20 Sept, 40 Elizabeth 
[1598], was Leased by Richard, Bishopp of Chester, to Robert 
Swmdle/mrst for his owne life, Thomas Sivindlelinrst, his 
brother, and Richard Swindlehurst, the said Roberts younger 
Cozen, and the longest liver of them. Richard is onely liveing, 
aged ffifty seaven, and in health. 

M ris Mary Harris, a Papist, now wife of Christopher Harris, 
a Papist in Armes, is sole daughter and heire of the saide 
Robert Swindlehurst, the Lessee, and is yet liveing, But the 
Rectory stande sequestred. 

M f Edward Parker, a Lawyer living at Brownsholme, in 
Corn Yorke, hath the lease, intending to draue the said Robert 
Swyndlehitrst his will by it, but did it not before he dyed. 

The Parrish Consists of Townes, viz 4 Chippin [Chipping], 
Thorneley [Thornley], Wheateley [Wheatley], &c. 

There is a faire Parsonage howse and about five acres of 
Gleabe, great measure, with liberty to gitt turbary, all w ch is 
valued to be worth Seaven pounds p anfi. 

The aforesaid Richard Sivindleliurst dwells in the house, 
and claims all the Gleabe and Rectory by occupancy. And 
hee hath assigned it to his sonne, Ralph ffarber, of Hayning, 
in the County of Yorke, for money due. And the said Ralph 
he hath assigned it to M r Hugh Cnrrall \Currer~\ , of Bradford, 
Clothier. But the Comittee for Sequestrations and their 
deputies, M v Charles Gregory, of Hastingdine [Haslingden], 
and M r John Haworth, neere Dunghall [Dunkenhalgh], three 
myles from Whaley [Whalley], have sett the Tythes to 
Captain Clement Townson, of Stakes, 1 and they pay the Rent 
of Twenty five pounds one shilling eight pence reserued to 
the late Bishopp, (viz 1 ) ffifteen pounds one shilling eight pence 
to the now Committee of Trustees and Trears [Treasurers] 
for the sale of Bishopps lands, and tenn pounds residue to the 
now Viccar, M r Jo Jin King, instituted and inducted. And the 
27 August, 1647, M T King had an order from the Comittee 
of Plundered Ministers to receive ffifty pounds p anfi more 

1 Stakes is now a Farm-house ; it is about 3 miles from Chipping, 
and on the Yorkshire side of the Border. 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 197 

out of the profitts of the Impropriate Rectory of Chippin 
[Chipping] sequestred from the said M r Harris. 

I conceive the howse and Gleabe, with the appurtenances, 
may be well worth Twelve pounds p ann, And according to 
that rate I doe aporcon the reserued rent, viz 4 : 

To the lands . . . . 02 : 1 1 : 08 
Tythes 22 : 10 : 



In all ... 25 : 01 : 08 
fifebr. 7 th . WILL. WEBB. 1655. 

The late Bishopp did present the said Viccar. 

The Personage howse, Gleabe, and Rectory was worth to 
be lett upon the racke before the warres One hundred Twenty 
six pounds Sixteene shillings eight pence p ann, all paye- 
ments included ; viz fc the Towne of Chippin Eighty pounds 
p ann, out Townes Twenty six pounds, Easter booke foure 
pounds, wooll foure pounds tenn shillings, lambes Two 
poundes, Calues one pound tenn shillings, Geese one pound 
six shillings eight pence, Eggs five shillings, piggs five shil- 
lings ; the Personage howse, Gleabe, & Turbury, i u p ann ; 
w* Chappells of ease & meanes, and alsoe the Tythes of 
Bradley Hall, a member of Thorneley, yet in lease to Robert 
Bonlton at 3 11 p ann be not forgotten. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ] r3 

Register. RICHARD CROXALL J 

The Impropriate Rectory and personage of Ribchester, in Rochester 
the County of Lancaster, with all the Tythes, land, and 
Hereditaments there unto belonging, was in the 2o th day of 
June, i Jac. [1603], leased by Richard, then Bishopp of 
Chester, unto John Dewehurst, of Dewhurst, in the County of 
Lancaster, gent., John SJierburnc, of the same County, gent., 
Henry Heyhnrst, Sonne and heire apparrant of John HeyJinrst, 
of Heyhurst in Button, in the same County, gent, Hugh 
Seede, of Chesbanke, within the Towneshipp of Ribchester, 
within the said County, yeoman, Thomas Dudcll, of Alston, 
in the said county, yeoman, and Ralph Ratcliffc, of Dil- 



198 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

worth, in the said County, yeoman, Excepting one Tene- 
ment or Cottage then in the occupacon of the viccar of 
Nextros for the terme of three lives, (viz*) the life of the said 
John Sherburne, William Deivhurst, Sonne and heire of John 
Dewhurst, of Dewhurst, in the County of Lancaster, yeoman, 
and Thomas Cottam, Sonne and heire of John Cottam, of 
Heyhouse, afs Hayhouse, in Dilworth aforesaid, yeoman, and 
for the longest liver of them, yeilding and payeing to the 
said Bishopp and his Successors the yearely Rent of Thirty 
nyne pounds sixteene shillings six pence at the Nativity of 
John Baptist and the Nativity of our Lord by equall porcons. 
And for non payment of Rent after the space of two monthes 
(it being lawfully demaunded) The Bishopp and his Suc- 
cessors to reenter. The Bishopp is to find a Minister there 
dureing the tyme at his owne Charge, And alsoe to free the 
Tennants and Inhabetants of the said parrish from all Sub- 
sidies, ffifteenes, tenthes, Synodals, and procuracons, and all 
taxes, lays, imposicons, or payements which may any wayes 
become due by reason of the said Personage or Rectory, or 
any part thereof ; And that the tennant shall have sufficient 
howseboote, ffireboote, ploughboote, and hedgeboote in and 
upon the premisses, for necessary reparacons, maintenance, 
uphoulding, and fenceing thereof. The Tennants to mayn- 
tayne the premisses, chauncell, &c., with hedgeing, ffenceing, 
and ditching the same, And soe to leave it at the end of the 
said tearme, And in the meane tyme to Cutt downe noe 
greate timber trees without lycence of the said Bishopp or 
his Successors, Except for necessary reparacons of the pre- 
misses or some part thereof. 

The Impropriate Rectory is now held by Richard Sherburne. 
of Stonyhurst, in the County of Lancaster, Esq., who is Lord 
of the Manner ; there is one life in being only, vizt. M f John 
Sherbitrne, aged seaventy three yeares. 

There is belonging to the Parsonage a ffaire Parsonage 
house built with bricke and one barne, about ffive bayes in 
good repaire ; there was another barne of about eight bays, 
which is blowne downe about three yeare agoe and not yet 
built againe, most of the tymber lost 

There belongeth to the Personage about one hundred acres 
of land, and about Twenty of it is woodland, In which both 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 199 

tymber and underwood is much destroyed since theise late 
troubles. The Gleabe and house have beene worth in the 
best tymes sixty pounds p ann. There is alsoe three 
Tenem ts and Twelve Cottages more which belong to the said 
Rectory and Personage. 

There is belonging to the parrish ffive Towneshipps, 
vizt, Ribchester, Dilworth, Howston [Alston], Veeresee, 1 and 
Button ; the tythes of the said parrish have beene estimated 
worth Two hundred and fifty pound p ann, besides the 
gleabe and Tennants rents, but they are now held by the 
Tennants dureing the lease. 

The Minister hath power to ffish, soe far as the Gleabe 
land goeth, but there is not any benefitt made of it. 

The Bishopp hath alwaies allowed twenty markes p ann 
towards a Minister out of the rent ; they are at present 
without any Minister, only hire soe often as they can, And 
pay the Minister soe farre as the Twenty markes will goe, 
and make up the rent of theire owne purses. There was one 
M r Harley Curate there, but was put out by the Committee 
of Divines in Lancashire for his insufficiency and being 
scandalory in his life and Conuersacon. 

The Perticuler of the Gleabes and of the Tennem ts and 
Cottages as followeth upon the Racke. 

The herbage of the woodland to be worth . s. d. 
p ann 04 : oo : oo 

One pasture of Gleabe called Cow Close, 
consisting of eight acres, valued p ann . . . 03 : 06 : 08 

Another pasture Called greate Carr, con- 
sisting of tenn acres, valued p ann . . . . 06 : oo : oo 

One close Called litle Carr, consisting of 
five acres, valued p anfi 02 : 1 3 : 04 

One close called Curden Hey, consisting of 
Twelve acres, valued p ann 06 : 10 : oo 

One meadowe called greate Meadowe, con- 
sisting of six acres, valued p ann 07 : 10 : oo 

One close Called the Dogbotham, consisting 
of Seaven Acres, valued p ann 05 : 10 : oo 

1 This must be intended for Hothersall. 



20O SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

One close called Horse Roane, consisting of . s. d. 

three Acres, valued p anfi 03 : 05 : oo 

One Close called Parratt, consisting of foure 

Acres, valued p ann 02 : 10 : oo 

41 : 05 : oo 



One other close Called Marybone close, 
conteyneing foure acres, valued p ann . . . 03 : oo : oo 

The waste about the Personage, estimated 
to be above Seaven Acres, valued p ann . . 04 : 10 : oo 

One close Called Witridding, by estimacon 
foure acres, valued p anfi 04 : oo : oo 

Two Closes Called Create Eyes and Litle 
Eyes, consisting of nyne acres, valued at p ann 07 : 1 5 : oo 

19 : 05 : oo 



41 : 05 : oo 
In toto : 60 : 10 : oo 



One Tenement in the occupacon Rent p Ann. Rack Rent, 
of John Seede, by estimacon Eleaven . s. d. . s. d. 
acres, and he payeth p anfi . . . oo : 16 : 04 06 : 13 : 04 

One other Tenement in the occu- 
pacon of Edward Seede, estimated 
about Eleaven acres, payeing p ann oo : 16 : 04 06 : 13 : 04 

One Tenement called Cutber 
Tenement, in the occupacon of 
Elizabeth Cottain, estimated about 
Eleaven acres p anfi oo : 16 : 04 06 : 13 : 04 



20 : oo : oo 
COTTAGES. 

Richard Hey hurst, for viccaridge 
ground where the Viccaridge howse 
stood, p anfi 00:01:00 oo : 06 : 08 

Edmond Wood, one Cottage, 
payeing p anfi oo : 02 : oo 00:10:00 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 2OI 

Rent p Ann. Rack Rent. 

gdivard Heykursty One Cottage, . s. d. . s. d. 
payeth p ann oo : oo : 02 oo : 03 : 04 

Thomas Duehurst, one Cottage, 
p anfi oo : oo : 06 oo : 06 : 08 

Percivall Duehurst, one Cottage, 
p annu 00:01:00 oo : 05 : oo 

Richard Heyhurst, one Cottage, 
p ann 00:03:04 00:13:04 

Thomas Boulton, one Cottage, 
p anfi oo : 04 : 02 01:00:00 

Richard Coivell, one Cottage with 
the appurtenances oo : 05 : oo oo : 06 : 08 

M T Brooke, one Cottage, p 
ann 00:11:00 02 : oo : oo 

Arthur Sowerbutts, one Cottage, 
& paieth oo : 05 : 03 oo : 13 : 04 

Joseph Hanson, one Cottage, & 
payeth oo : 05 : oo oo : 10 : 

John Berliffe de Francis Greene, 
one Cottage oo : 09 : 04 01:00:00 

William Ribchester, one Cottage oo : 07 : oo oo : 13 : 04 

Richard Norcrosse, one Cottage oo : 06 : 08 oo : 13 : 04 

George Reade, one Cottage . . oo : 07 : 04 oo : 13 : 04 

James Read, one Cottage, paye- 
ing oo : 19 : oo 02 : oo : 

Robert Mychell, one Cottage, 
payeing oo : 01 : 02 oo : 05 : oo 

Jeffrey Shargle, one Cottage, 
payeing 00:06:03 00:13:04 

12 : 13 :04 



All the Cottages have some Garden, Orchard, or small 
parcell of Ground belonging to them ; theise pay noe 
Herriotts to the Lord but the Rents at Midsomer and 
Christmas. 

The Bishopp presents the Viccar, and hath alwaies allowed 
him as is before menconed. 

Totall of the Gleabe . 93 : 03 : 04 



202 



SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 



The Tymber that bclongeth to the Personage of Ribchester, 
now groweing in Carrewood. 

Thirty one trees vallued at Twenty shillings 
a tree 31 

Eighty one Trees valued at tenn shillings 
p tree 

Thirty Seaven Trees valued at 75. p tree 

Seaventy nyne trees valued at five shillings 
p tree 

ffoure trees valued at three shillings p tree . 

Twenty Nyne Poles vallued at two shillings 
p pole 

Thirty Six poles valued at one shilling p pole 

Eighty eight poles valued at six pence p pole 



The Personage and Teniits howses are to have tymber for 
their repaire out of the aforesaid wood. 

This Survey haveing bin returned about three yeares and 
the life then Seaventy three yeares of age, 
q. whether now alive. 

The Rent of Thirty Nyne pounds Sixteene shillings and 
Six pence 

Is apporconed li. s. d. 
To be sould with the Lands . . 10 : 16 : 06 
To remayne upon the Tythes . 29 : oo : oo 



. 


S. 


d. 


31 


oo 


oo 


40 


10 


00 


12 


19 


00 


19 


15 


oo 


OO 


12 


oo 


02 


18 


00 


01 


16 


00 


02 


04 


oo 


III 


14 


00 



In toto 



39 : 16 : 06 



Ex d J. BRADRY, 
Register. 



WILL. WEBB. 1650. Dec. ii th . 

Jo. DUNCALFE | 
RICHARD CROXALL j Surve ^ " 



The Man- A Survey of the Rectory and Manner of the Rectory of 
RertoriTof Nottingham, with the rights, members, and appurtenaunces 
Cotting- thereof lyeing and being in the County of Yorke, late par- 
cell of the possessions, or late belonging to the Bishopp of 



ham. 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 203 

Chester, and taken by us whose names are hereunto sub- 
scribed in the moneth of ffebruary, 1653, by vertue of an Rec d this 
Order from the Honorable Comittee of Trustees for Sale of 2 
Bishopps lands dated the Twentieth of January, 1653. 

The Rents Due from the Copyholders within . s. d. Vide 



the Towneshipp of Cottingham holding of the yend of 

said Manner by ffynes Arbitrary according to lhis Su r- 

the Custome thereof, and payeable at Penti- 
cost and Martinmas, are p ann ...... 01 : 14 : 06 

The Court Barron and Court Leete ffynes 
and amerciaments of Courts, post fynes, fynes 
upon Discent or alienacon, and all other profi tts 
and perquisites within the aforesaid Mannor to 
the Royalty thereof appertayneing, wee esti- 
mate to be worth, Coifrus Annis ..... 01 : 06 : 08 

Suihe Totall of the said Rents and Royal- 
tyes p ann ............. 03 : 01 : 02 

All that Capitall Messuage or Tene- A. R. . s. d. 
ment Comonly Called the Parsonage 
howse, scituate in the Towne of 
Cottingham, built of bricke and Tym- 
ber Covered with tyle, Consisting of 
a Hall, a Parlour, a Kitchin and two 
other lower roomes, five Chambers, 
one Garret, all in reasonable good 
repaire, with a large Barne Covered 
with Strawe, a Stable, Garnar, and 
Oxe howse, covered with Tyles, a 
brewe howse and hay howse, with two 
other Small howses of Office and 
two Small Tenements in the Occu- 
pacon of James Scales and widdowe 
Richardson, a ffold yard, together 
with an Orchard, Garden, and one 
small Close of Pasture ground, all 
adjoineing on the said Buildings on 
the North and West, Conteyneing 
altogether by estimacon .... 6 : o 08 : oo : oo 



204 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

All those Two closes of Gleabe, A. R. . s. d. 
Meadow, or pasture ground comonly 
Called the Peightills, adjoineing on 
Salt Inge Lane on the North, and a 
parcell of ground Called Collcrofts, 
and the lands of Sir John Barrington, 
on the South, Conteyneing togeather 
by estimacon 21 : o 14 : oo : 00 

ffowreOxeganges of Arrable Gleabe 
land lyeing promiscuously disperst in 
the fower Towne feilds of Cottingham, 
Conteyneing altogeatherby estimacon 57 : 3 10 : OO : OO 

Meadowe ground lyeing in the 
Inge Called Iglemarr, viz* : 

On the West Side thereof, in the 
longe Dales, one parcell Conteyneing 
by estimacon 04 : 2 oi : 13 : 04 

One other parcell of Meadowe 
lyeing towards the East side of the 
said longe Dales, Conteyning, by es- 
timacon 04 : 2 02 : 05 : oo 

Gleabe in the Townshipp of Wil- 
lerby, viz* 

One small Close of Meadowe or 
pasture ground adioyneing on a Te- 
nement and Garth in the occupacon 
of William Palmer on the West, 
Conteyneing, by estimacon . . . .01:0 oo : 18 : oo 

And one small land of Arrable 
lyeing in the East feild of Willerby, 
Conteyning, by estimacon . . . . oo : 2 oo : 02 : oo 

Totall of Acres . . . 95 : oi 

Suma Sumar of all the Mannor parte . . . 39 : 19 : 06 

The Tythes of Corne and hay, wool and 
lambe, and all other small Tythes whatsoever 
within the severall Towneshippes appropriate 
to the Rectory of Cottingham, wee estimate 
to be worth Cofh 1ms Annis 270 : oo : oo 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 205 



REPRIZES. 

There is issueing out of this Rectory, and li. s. d. 
payeable to the Receiver every yeare at 
Christmas, only for Tenthes 10 : 13 : 04 

There is alsoe issuing out of this Rectorie 
for havers 1 and Threaues 3 at thannunciacon 
and Michmas p anfi 06 : 13 : 04 

There is alsoe issueing and paid out of this 
Rectorie an Obijt Rent, at Michaelmas only, 
p anfi oo : 06 : 08 

There is alsoe issueing out of this Rectory 
and payeable to the Mannor of Richmond, 
at Michaelmas only oo : 01 : 06 

Memorand the Lord hath noe Comon of Pasture in the 
Common of Cottingham appurten* to the said Rectory or 
Mannor. 

Heere followeth a Particuler of the Coppyhold rents due to 
the Lord of this Mannor, the severall Sumes Charged upon 
the Coppyholds answering to the grosse sume in the first 
page of this Survey. 

Inprimis M r Bryan Turner for the Cot- . s. d. 

tages oo : 06 08 

George Wintringham one Cottage . . . oo : or 
Marke Rydsdale one fourth part of a 

Cottage oo 

Roger Baily three fourth partes of one 

Cottage oo 

S r Phillipp Stappletons heire one Cottage oo 

Thomas A Imond one Cottage oo 

W m Wilkynsou one part of a Cottage . . oo 

William Raiuling for part of a Cottage . . oo 

M r Ralph Smyth one Cottage oo 

William Sykes for one parte of a Cottage . oo 



oo 
02 
02 
oo 
01 
or 
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02 



04 



08 



00 

04 
06 

02 
06 



1 Havvers is a local word for oats. 

~ A ihreave is a pile of sheaves; 12 sheaves of straw equal one 
threave. 



206 



SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 



Rich. Thompson and Robert Anderson for . 
one Cottage . . oo 

M r Hugh Lister one Cottage oo 

John Reede for one Cottage & one acre of 
meadowe oo 

William Robson halfe one Cottage . . . 

Thomas Moreton one Cottage and one Butt 

Widdow Northus one Cottage oo 

George Lockewood one part of a Cottage . 

Peter Wryde one part of a Cottage . . . 

Rich. Burton one Acre & a halfe of 
meadowe oo 

Elizabeth Knipe one Acre of meadowe . . 

Ellinor Harwood for two acres of meadow 

Tho. Almond one acre & a halfe of mea- 
dowe oo 

Tho. Almond one acre of land, arrable . . 

George Reede one Cottage in the Thwaite 

Sin Totall . . . 

Examined ye loth day of 
ffebr., 1653, by us, 



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Ex d J. BRADRY, 
Register. 



JO. DUNCALFE I _ 

RICHARD CROXALL j Surve y rs ' 



Easingwould [Easingwold] Rectory and Mannor cum memt> 
in Com. Ebor. 



The Bishopp of Chester, by Lease dated 
the one and Twentieth of July, 18 Jacobi, did 
Demise to M T William Drefieldfaz Rectory 
and Parsonage and Mannor of Easingwould 
[Easingwold], Except the Gleabe and Tythes 
in Raskill [Raskelf] and Kirby, ffor three 
lives : viz*, Ursula Dryfield, wife of the said 
William, and their two sonnes, Thomas and 
William, All liveing and in health, payeing p 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 207 

arm, at Martlemas and St. Marke, by equall . s. d. 
porcons 25 : 13 : 04 

Rent apporconed, viz 1 , 

Lands o5 H : 13* : O4 a 

Tythes 20 : oo : oo 



25 : 13 : 04 

WM WEBB. 1651. 

The 1 6 th May, 16 Car., the said Bishopp did demise to 
S r Roger Jaques, knt, one messuage called the Arch Deacons 
house cu ptin, with two Oxganges of land in Raskill 
[Raskelf], within the parish of Easingwould, And all the 
Tyth Corne and hay arising within Raskill [Raskelf] and 
Rascon Grange, for three lives, viz 1 , William Jaqucs, John 
Jaques, and Elizabeth Jaques, All liveing and in health, 
payeing at Martlemas and Pentecost, by equall porcons, 
Eleaven pounds p ami to the late Bishopp. It is worth 
upon the racke one hundred pounds p ann. S r Roger Jaqucs 
estate is sequestred, the estate surrendered, and the whole 
is graunted to 1 by S T Roger upon his Composicon at Gold- 
smiths hall, to Gentflemen] in trust to Alderman 

and others, for the maintenance of ye Ministers of Raskill 
[Raskelf] and Thuske. 

This messuage and the two oxeganges of li. s. d. 
land with their appurtenances is vallued at . 06 : 1 3 : 04 

WILL WEBB. 1654. 
To be sould in present possession Nov. I7th, 1654, 

The 7th Martij, 1637, The said Bishopp did demise to 
Thomas Caley the Rectory of Kirby Cliappcll cu ptin, in the 
parrish of Kirby Chappell cu ptin, in the parrish of Easing- 
\vould [Easingwold] aforesaid, for three lives, viz*, 

1 The original is exactly as here printed : the word by should be omitted. 



208 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

Rent Elisabeth Caley aged Twenty, Anne Rockley aged sixteene, 

2i' d *A - anc * J ames Caley aged sixteene, all liveing, payeing to the 
porconed. late Bishopp at Martlemas and Marke, by equall porcons: 

Lands o : 13 : 04 

Tythes 2 : oo 



WILL WEBB. 1654, Nov. 17. 

The Rectory upon the Racke is p anfi 32 : oo : oo 
Out of which the said M r Caley paies ye 
Curate at Kirkby Chappell, p anfi . . . 07 : oo : oo 

There is belonging to this Rectory one 
small Cottage, Barne, and backsyde, with 
divers small parcells of land, lying dis- 
persed in severall places, conteyneing alto- 
gether, by estimacon, Six Acres, worth 
p anfi 03 : 06 : 08 

Nov. 1 7th, 1654. WILL WEBB. 1654. 

The said Bishopp did present the viccar of Easingwould 
[Easingwold], and the same Viccar fynds a Curate at Ruskill 
[Raskelf] in the same parrish ; And the Bishopp presents a 
Curate to Kirby Chappell, being alsoe a Chappelry within 
Easingwould parrish. 

The Viccaridge Tythes at Easingwould, before Galtree 
[Galtres] fibrrest was disforrested, were worth in wool, 
lambe, and other small Tythes, neere Eighty pounds p anfi, 
nowe lesse by ploweing, but wilbe more when the groundes 
are stocked, for they are not fitt for Corne. 

The Viccar of Easingwould [Easingwold] hath now added 
to his meanes Twenty five pounds thirteene shillings and 
foure pence out of Easingwould [Easingwold], formerly the 
Bishopps rent, and Twenty foure pounds out of Nafiferton, in 
the County of Yorke, formerly belonging to another Bishopp. 
Hee, the saide Viccar of Easingwould, allowes the Curate at 
Raskill [Raskelf] p anfi all the small tythes (saveing wooll 
and lambc, which are worth above tenn pounds p ann. 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 



209 



Easingwould Rectory hath belonging to it a ffaire howse, 
and Dovehouse cu ptifi in good repaire, with fforty acres of 
Gleabe in the ffeild, and now out of the fforrest fforty Acres 
of Inclosure, and fforty Acres in Coppyholds of Inheritance 
in the towne in divers hands, with liberty to hold a Court 
Barren. 

The fforty Acres of Gleabe and the ffortie li. s. d. 
acres of fforrest Inclosed, valued together (as 
the Coppyhould lands) at six shillings eight 
pence p acre, cometh to p ami 26 : 13 : 04 

The howse, Dovehouse, and appurtenances, 
p ann 04 : 06 : 08 

The Rents of the Coppyhoulders p ann . . oo : 13 : ioi 

The perquisites and profitts of Court, valued 
Comifeus Annis oo : 01 : oif 



Totall 31 : 15 : oo 



The Rectory leased to M r Dryfeild was let fforty yeares 
since for loo 11 p ann, now it is worth one hundred and ffifty 
pounds p ann, the Bishopps rent included ; the Coppy- 
holders fforty Acres is now worth six shillings eight pence 
p Acre upon the Racke, they pay but thirteene shillings tenn 
pence farthing rent p ann ; And small ffynes as followeth : 

Note, that soe many Acres as every man had in the 
Comon ffeild he hath assigned him out of the fforrest now 
inclosed to himselfe in Hew of his Comon. 

By the Custome upon every alienacon or discent for a 
Messuage there is six shillings paid to the ffarmer of the 
Rectory. 

ffor a ffyne for a Cottage three shillings, ffor an Acre of 
land eightpence ; And every widdowe, dureing her widdow- 
hood and life, hath the thirds of the Coppyhoulds which 
her husband enioyed. 

One of the decrees about Galtree [Galtres] fforrest was 
made in the Excheq 1 ' 19 Novembris, vj to Cafoli [1630], S r 
Robert Heath then Attorney geSall. 

By the said decree the Townshipp of Easingwould [Easing- 
wold] arid Huby, there was likewise alowed all those severall 
parcells of wast ground, part of the Demeasnes of Waste 

P 



210 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

belonging to those Manno 1 ' 3 As the same were pricked and 
lyned out in the plott or Mappe of the Demeasnes of Easing- 
would [Easingwold] and Hubie [Huby], according to the 
bounds thereof: That is to say, to the Townshipp of Easing- 
would [Easingwold] one thousand seaven hundred seaventy 
six Acres, and to the Towneshipp of Huby Eight hundred 
eighty eight acres, which said respective allottments were 
made and assigned out by direction of the said Coiers with 
assent of the better sorte of the Tennants and Inhabitants 
of the said Towneshipps, As by the said former Decree 
(expressing the Particular meats and boundages thereof) at 
large appeareth, under the yeerely Rent reserued to his 
Ma tie of Twenty Shillings : That is to say, of the Townshipp 
of Easingwould [Easingwold] thirteene shillings foure pence 
And of Huby six shillings eight pence. 

And whereas in the allottments formerly assigned to the 
Townshipp of Easingwould [Easingwold], Huby, and Button, 
there were noe provision made by the former Submissions 
for the respective apporconing of those allottments how 
much thereof should be enioyed with an Oxgange of land ; 
How much with Meadow and pasture, which is held under 
a distinct rent from the Oxgange; And how much the 
Tennants and Cottages unto which noe land belongeth. 

Thereupon for preventing of future questions and Incon- 
veniences the said Commissioners did thincke fit and soe did 
order, with assent and approbation of the better sort of the 
Tennants of the said Towneshipps ; That one full third 
part of the allottments in parts to be devided both in quantity 
and quallity should be conveniently allotted and sett out for 
the Tenements and Cottages within the said Towneshipps 
in equall proporcons respectively ; And ye same to be for 
ever enioyed therewith accordingly ; And that the other two 
parts be layed out and enioyed, with the auncient Oxganges, 
lands, pastures, and meadowe grownds belonging to the said 
Townshipps of Huby and Sutton, only without any dis- 
tinguishing of Comons Clayme or alteracon of proporcon 
whatsoever. There appeareth small difference in quantity 
betweene the said Oxganges and Meadowe grounds belong- 
ing to the said Townshipps. And for as much as the Oxe- 
ganges of land and meadowe ground belonging to the 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 211 

Towneshipp of Easingwould [Easingwold] were two distinct 
houldings and of much different quantityes, It was therefore 
ordered by the said Comissioners, with the assent aforesaid, 
That the Oxeganges of land belonging to Easingwould 
[Easingwold] should hould and enioye two parts of the 
respective allottments in three parts to be devided assigned 
out of the Towneshipps aforesaid, out of which they should 
allowe to every acre of Meadow which is houlden by a 
distinct Rent from the saide Oxeganges, One full third part 
as much both in quantity and quallity as shall be propor- 
conably upon Devision thereof, to every acre of Oxeganges 
lands and noe more. And those agreements to be respec- 
tively obserued and performed According to the true intent 
and meaneing thereof without any alteracon or by respect 
whoever. 

Ex d T. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ) 

Register. RICH. CROXALL } 

Within the parrish of Kirby Ravensworth there are Kirby Ra- 
sixe Townes and Hamletts called Kirby hill, Ravensworth, venswortht 
Washton [Whashton], Gailes [Gayles], Doulton [Dalton], 
part of New fforrest, besides three parts of Newson [New- 
sham]. The lease from John, late Bishopp of Chester, beares 
date the Twelueth of Octob r , 1637, And was made to 
M r Gyles Parker for his owne life and the lives of A nne his 
wife and Anne his daughter. Gyles Parker is dead, Anne, 
his late wife, liveing and in health, marryed to M r Jackson, a 
Minister, aged thirty nyne ; Anne, her daughter, Sickly, aged 
about Thirteene. There hath bine formerly a greate Auncient 
howse and a Dovehouse, with Barnes and Stables now 
decayed. The Gleabe Land, devided into foure Closes, is 
lett for Seaventeene pounds a yeare. The Gleabe land and 
the whole Rectory are worth to be lett p anfi upon racke 
one hundred seaventy pounds, Out of which is paid to 
St. Maryes in Yeorke Two pounds five shillings foure pence 
p anfi. And the late Bishopp of Chester his Rent was 
Twenty five pounds five shillings foure pence p ann ; And 
out of the said Rent the Bishopp did allowe to the Curate 
Tenn Pounds p ann. The Bishopp from tyme to tyme did 
present the said Curate, But the Curate received noe Tythes, 

p 2 



212 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

only the Benefitt of Marriages, Christnings, Churching, and 
Buryalis. 

The howse, Barnes, and Stables, with the li. s. d. 

appurtenances, valued p ann at 05 : oo : oo 

The land as lett abovesaid, p ann . . . . 17 : oo : oo 

In all . 22 : oo : oo 



The Rent is apporconed, viz* : li. s. d. 

To the lands, p ann . . . . 02 : oo : oo 
To the Tythes ..... 23 : 05 : 04 

25 : 05 : 04 

The Two pounds five shillings & foure pence p ann 
payeable to St. Maries to stand Charged upon the Tythe 
and the Apporconed rent thereof. 



ffebr. 7 th . WILL. WEBB. 1655. 

J. BRA 
Register. 



Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ) _ 

RICH. CROXALL } Surveyors. 



Patricke The 14 October, 15 Caroli [1639], John, late Bishopp of 
frSrick" 1 Chester, did demise the Rectory or Parsonage and the Parrish 
Brompton] Church of Patrick Brampton [Brompton] for the life of 
J ames Darce y, Es ?> aged Twenty Eight, Henry, the Sonne 
of M r Henry Darcey, his brother, aged Thirteene, Thomas, 
Sonne of M T John Stillington, of Cafield, aged thirteene, all 
liveing, payeing Thirty six pounds p ann by equall porcons 
att Candlemas and Lamas to the late Bishopp at the Pallace 
at Chester. 

The Bishopp hath ever allowed Twenty Pounds p ann 
out of the saide Thirty six pounds p ann to the Minister 
that serued the Cure, which Minister the Bishopp named and 
presented ; And the saide Minister paide Synodalls and pro- 
curacons, And the Bishopp by Covenant was to paye Tenthes 
and Subsidies, And M T Darcey to repaire the howses and 
Chauncell. There is a very handsome dwelling with tw0 
Dove houses, Barnes, and Stables in good repaire. M r Darcey 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 213 

was to permitt the Minister to take Christning, buryall, and 
Marriage ffees by Indorsement upon the said lease. The 
tythes yssue out of Patrick Brampton [Brompton], Newton, 
and part of the severall Townes of Hunton, Allathorne 
[Arrathorne] , and Scotton. The Gleabe lyes all in Patrick 
Brampton [Brompton], enclosed by itselfe, beinge aboute 
thirty two Acres. M r Darcey permitts the Minister to take 
the benefitt of the Churchyard. 

By M r James Darcey his Confession, by husbandry, the 
Rectory and Parsonage may be made worth one hundred 
and Twenty pounds p anfi, the Bishopp's Rent included ; 
now it is but One hundred pounds p anfi, And there is noe 
Manner perquisites of Court, fishing, tymber, wood, parke, 
warren, or mills. The Comittee for plundered Ministers have 
ordered all the saide late Bishopps Rent to the Minister of 
the place. 

The thirty two Acres of Gleabe before saide li. s. d. 
are vallued at p ann each acre xij s in all . . 19 : 04 : oo 

And the howse, Barnes, and appurtenances 
att p anfi 03 : 06 : 08 



Totall 22 : 10 : 08 



I am Informed that this Lease was delivered in at Gold- 
smyths Hall upon M r Darcyes Composition ; If soe then I 
conceave 

The Gleabe is in possession ; 

But if not, Then I apporcon the Reserued rent aforesaid ot 
Thirty six pounds p anfi as ffolloweth, viz* : 

li. s. d. 

To the Lands 10 : oo : oo 

To the Tythes . . . . . 26 : oo : oo 



In all . . . 36 : oo : oo 



7 th , 55. WILL. WEBB. 1655. 

Ex a J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ) _ 

Register. RICH. CROXALL j Surveyors. 



214 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

Thornton The Bishopp of Chester leased the Rectory of Thornton 

cOfem- t ^e Countesse of Sunderland for three lives : one is dead ; 

hris in the Countesse hath her owne life in it, aged Sixty and one ; 

Ebor. M T Willoughby aged betweene Thirty and forty. The Rent 
reserued to the Bishopp is tenn pounds p ann. There is 
noe parsonage howse nor other building there, but there was 
a Tythe Barne, which is now decayed. 

The Rectory upon the Racke with a rate Tythe paid out of 
M T Scroope s \Scroope~\ Demeasnes at Danby adjoining to 
Thornton aforesaid, is Thirty five pounds p ann, the 
Bishopps Rent included. M r Thomas Gale, now Viccar of 
Thorneton, hath in right of his Viccaridge all the Gleabe 
lands there, with Gleabe and Tythes belonging to the Viccar- 
idge, is worth Thirty pounds per anfi upon the Racke, but 
the Viccar hath not preached this Twenty yeares. It is 
Conceived the presentacon of the said Viccar did belonge to 
the late Bishopp. Wee have noe Counterpart of the lease, 
neither have wee scene the orridginall lease ; And as wee are 
informed the Coutitesse of Sunderland hath assigned her 
Interest in thesaide Lease to another, whose name wee knowe 
not. By a Counterparte of a former Lease made 18 July, 
6 Jac. [1608], by George, Bishopp of Chester, to Thomas Lord 
Scroope, for three lives, if the rent was unpaid sixe weekes, 
being lawfully demaunded, the Bishopp had power to 
Re-enter. The Lord Scroope was by the said Lease to keepe 
in repaire the Chauncell of the Parish Church, Togeather 
with ye Barnes, Stables, and other Edifices belonging to the 
saide Rectory. 

Since this was ingrosed the Lease was brought us, which 
beares date the 4 Dec., 9 Car. [1633]. The saide Countesse, 
25 July, 11 Car. [1635], did demise the said Rectory to 
Joint Wells, Esq., for one and Twenty yeares, if the said 
Countess, John Scroope and William Willowby, Esq, did 
soe longe live, payeing Twenty pounds p anfi. The said 
M r Wells is dead. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, Jo. DUNCALFE ") r 

Register. RICH. CROXALL j 

Com. Impropriacons and Rectories belonging unto the late 

BPP of Chester as in right of his Bishopricke taken in 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 



215 



ffebruary and March, 1646, And in Aprill & May, 1647, by 
us, Edward Chamberlayne, Abraham Boone, George Smith, & 
John Whitworth) by vertue of a Commission to us directed 
from Sir John Wollaston, knt. and Alderman of London, & 
others of the Comittee of Trustees for Sale of BPP S lands. 

Inprimis we finde that the Impropriacon 
of the Parsonage of Weverham, in the Countie 
of Chester, belonged to the late BPP of 
Chester in right of his s d BPPricke, and was, 
by a Lease from John Bird, formerly bishopp 
of the said Dioces, demised unto Thomas 
Holcroft, of Vail Riall, in the aforesd County, 
Esqr., for the terme of xxj tie one, As by a 
lease made the I2 t]l of March, in the ffirst of 
Edw. the 6 t]l [1547], it doth appeare ; And 
afterwards the s d John, then B pp of Chester, 
by a second lease demised the same unto the 
aforesaid S r Tho. Holcroft for the terme of 
99 yeares, to begin after the expiracon 
of the former lease of xxj tie yeares, As by 
the s d lease dated the i8 th of Aprill, in the 
Thirtith first of Hen. 8 th [1540], confirmed 
by the Deane and Chapter, it doth more 
fully appear, w ch Lease was assigned over 
unto & now is in the possession of Peter 
Warbutton, of Chester, Esq r . The rent re- 
served upon the said lease to the BPP & his 
successors is the somme of sixteene pounds 
thirteene shillings & ffoure pence, payable at 
Michas & Lady day, by equall porcons. 

It was worth, in the year 1641, p ann li. s. d. 
one hundred & fiforty pounds 0140 : oo : oo 



Wever- 
ham. 



Present 
rent per 
ann. i6 11 
13 s 4". 



We also find that the Parsonage of Bedston, 
in the Hundred of Weerhall [Wirrall] and 
County of Chester, w th the howses, barnes, 
stables, Glebe lands, tithes, and all other 
proffitts & emoluments to the same apper- 
taining, did belong to the late BPP of Chester 



Bedston. 



2l6 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

as in right of the s d BPPricke, And was by 
John, late BPP of the s d Dioces, demised to 
Edward Glegg, of Gayton, in the s d County, 
Esqre, for the terme of three lives, viz*, Wil- 
liam Glegg, sonne & heire of the s d Edivard, 
and Q{ Edward Glegg, a younger sonne of the 
said Edivard, & of Edward Glegg, sonne and 
heire of the before named W m Glegg, Yield- 
Present ing & paying unto the same BPP & his suc- 
13" 6 s 8 d . cessors the yearelie rent of thirteene pounds 
six shillings & eight pence p ann, And at 
Lady Day & James tide by equall porcons ; 
And also vj 11 xiij s iiij d towards the main- 
tenance of the Minister of that pishe as by 
his lease bearing date in the 17 th yeare of 
King James [1619-20], it doth more plainelie 
appeare. The said psons noiated before are 
all liveing : W m Glegg, aged about 58, Ed- 
ward Glegg, his brother, aged about 52, and 
Edward Glegg, sonne & heire of W m , aged 
about 3<D tie . The psonage was worth, in li. s. d. 
Anno 1641, p ann One hundred pounds . . 100 : oo : oo 

Wallasey. We alsoe finde that the one halfe of the 
Parsonage of Wallezey [Wallasey], in the 
hundred of Wirrhall and the County of 
Chester, with one halfe of all howses, barnes, 
stables, gleab lands, tithes, & of all other 
profitts or emoluments whatsoever to the 
re r n e ^ en same parsonage appertaining, did belong to 
16" o" o'. the late BPP of Chester as in right of his 
said BPPrick, & was leased by George, B of 
Chester, unto W m Massy, of Puddington, in 
the aforesaid County, Esqr., for the terme of 
three lives, viz*, The said W m Massye him- 
self, and W m , the sonne & heire of the said 
W m Massye, & of William Stanley, sonne & 
heire of W m Stanley, of Hooton, Esqr., Yield- 
ing & paying to the said BPP and his suc- 
cessors the yearelie rent of Sixteene pounds, 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 2i; 

at Lady Day & Michas, by equall porcons, 

As per his said lease dated the i6 th of Aprill, 

in the 9 th yeare of King James [1611], it 

doth more plainlie appeare. There is onlie 

two lives in being, viz*, W m Massey, now S r 

W m Massy, knt., aged about 8o tic yeares, & 

W m , sonne and heire of the s d William Massy e, 

aged about 4<D tie . The said Parsonage stood 

sequestred for the delinquencie of S r W m 

Massey, he being a papist & maineteyning 

his sonnes in Armes ag* the Parliament. The 

present Parson is one M r Adams, placed 

there by the Comittee of Plundered Ministers, 

& hath that part of the parsonage belonging 

to S T William Massey assigned to him by 

an order from the afores d Comittee, for the 

increase of his maintenance for his paynes in 

that pishe, & he is a gent, well esteemed of. 

The vallue of Sir W m Masseys pte of this li. s. d. 

psonage was, in Anno 1641, ffiftie pounds . 050 : oo : oo 

Wee doe alsoe finde that the Parsonage of Backford, 

Backforth [Backford], in the hundred of 
Wirrhall and the County of Chester, w th all 
howses, barnes, stables, gleab lands, tithes, 
and all other proffitts & emoluments to the 
same Parsonage in any wise apperteyninge, 
Is an Impropriacon belonging to the late 
BPP of Chester as in his right of his BPPrick, 
& was formerlie leased by him to Mr. 
Poole, of Poole, in the said Hundred & 
Countie before menconed, for the terme of 
xxj tie yeares, w ch lease is now expired. There 
is also a Viccaridge belonging to the s d pishe, 
The vicar to be put in by the aforesaid late 
BPP or his successors. The aforesd Par- 
sonage hath, in Anno 1641, been estimated 
to be worth p anfi 070 : oo oo 

The Viccaridge hath been formerlie esti- 
mated to be worth p anfi 030 : oo : oo 



218 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

The psent Minister that supplieth the 
place is one M f ffrecklton, who was resident 
in Chester when the Parliament forces took 
that Citty, and had his goods sequestred by 
the Comittee of Sequestracon in that Citty 
for his delinquency. He enjoyeth the prof- 
fitts of the Viccaridge, being placed there 
pro tempore by some of the Deputic Leif- 
terints of this County, And by vertue of 
an Order from the Comittee of Plundered 
Ministers dated the loth of June, 1646, for 
5o u , by way of Augmentacon, out of the 
Parsonage of the same pishe : hee enioyeth 
all the benefitts & proffitts of the said Impro- 
priacon. 

Over. Wee doe also finde that the Parsonage of 

Over, in the hundred of Edsberry [Edisbury], 
in the Countie of Chester, w th all howses, 
barnes, stables, Gleabe Lands, tithes, & all 
other proffitts & emoluments to the same in 
Present an y w j se appertaining, doe belonge to the late 
8" n i3- 4 *. BPP of Chester as in right of his B^ricke, 
And was by John, late B pp of Chester, de- 
mised to Tho. Cholmondley, of Vail riall [Vale 
Royal], in the same Countie, Esqr., for the 
terme of xxj tie yeares, he paying p anfi to 
the s d BPP or his successors the some of 
Eight pounds, at Lady Day & John Baptist, 
by equall porcons, As by his lease, bearinge 
date the tenth of October, Anno 1640, more 
plainelie doth appeare. The Remainder of 
w ch lease is now sold to the Co tee of Gold- 
smiths hall, and money allowed by them to 
the aforesaid M T Cholmondley upon his Com- 
posicon for delinquencie ; and all the proffitts 
are disposed of to that Church and other 
Churches or Chappells, by Order from the 
Comitee of plundered Ministers. The Church 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 2 19 

is supplied by a very able honest Minister, 

one M r fforth; it was estimated in Anno 

1641 to be worth p anfi One hundred & li. s. d, 

Threescore pounds 160 : oo : co 

We finde alsoe that the Impropriacon of Bradley, 

the pishe Church of Bradley, in the Countie Staff.' 

of Stafford, did belonge to the Bwricke of 
Chester, & was by John, Bishopp of Chester 
(as by his lease, dated the last daie of Aprill, 
in the third yeare of Edw. the 6 th [1549], doth 
appeare), demised to George Wihnsley, Clerke, 
with all the edifices, lands, tenements, re- 
vercons, services, liberties, tithes, pencons, or 
any other proffitts to the same appertaining, 
ffor the terme of ffowre score yeares after 
the death or Resignacon of Joint Stapleton, 
then parson of the said Church, Yielding and 
paying the some of xx 9 Att the ffeasts of 
Martlemas & John Baptist, by equall poreons, 
to the s d BW and his successors, And also 
the some of xxxv 8 & ij d p anfi for tenth to 
the King, And x 11 p ann to the Vicar of the 
s d Church, And iiij 11 vi s & v d p ann to a 
Curate of the said Church, And iij li vj s viij d 
p ann for pencons for the s d Church. This 
Lease was confirmed by the Deane & 
Chapter the second of Maye followinge. 
This lease was afterwards assigned by the 
said Wilmsley to Richard Dickenson, of 
Penkridge in the aforesaid Countie, Yeo- 
man, as by his assignm* dated the i6th of 
July, in the 4 th of Edw. vi th [1550], it doth 
appeare. 

The said John, B of Chester, did after- 
wards, by his graunt, dated the 4 th of Edw. 
the 6 th [1550-51], confirme the afores d As- 
signem* (for the terme aforesaid) to the said 
Richard Dickonson, And by the same graunt 



220 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., 

did demise the same psonage w th all the 
profitts as aforesaid, to the said Richard 
Dicenson for one quarter of a yeare after the 
expiracon of the s d ffowrescore yeares, And 
also for one moneth after the expiracon of 
the s d quarter of a yeare, And after the ex- 
piracon of that month he did demise the 
same to the said Richard Dicenson & the 
lawfull heires of his bodie for ever, reservinge 
onlie the rents before specified. The BM S li. s. d. 
rent p ann is 001:00:00 

Bolton in We also finde that the Parsonage of 
Lc Boulton [Bolton], in Longsdale [Lonsdale], 
Clapham in the Countie of Lancaster, & of Clapham, 
Ebor. m ' m tne Countie of Yorke, did both of them 
belonge to the late BPP of Chester as in 
right of that BPPrick, Both w ch are demised 
by John, late BP* of Chester, July the io th , in 
the 4 th of Car. [1628], unto Sir Henry Compton, 
of Brumbletie, in the Countie of Sussex, knt. 
of the Bath, with all the rights, members, 
& appurtenances to the s d Rectories & Par- 
sonages belonginge (the Jsentacon of the 
viccaridges of Boulton [Bolton] & Clapham 
alwayes excepted), To have & to hold the s d 
Rectories & Parsonages to the said Sir Henry 
Compton for his owne life, Richard Compton, 
Esqr., his eldest sonne, & Margarett Compton, 
his daughter, & the longest liver of them, 
Paying yearelie at the ffeasts of St. Marke 
the Evangelist and the ffeasts of All Sts one 
hundred and thirteene pounds, by equall 
porcons, As also to pay the Synodalls & 
procuracons due out of the s d Rectories, and 
one yearelie pencon of xxvj s & viij d . The 
s d Rectorie of Boulton [Bolton], with all the 
members & appurtennces, were worth in A 
1641, p ann 340 : oo : oc 



OF THE BISHOP OF CHESTER. 221 

The Rectorie of Clapham cu Appur- li. s. d. 
tenentijs worth, in Anno 1641, one hundred 
and Seaventie pounds 170 : oo : oo 

Ex d EDW. CHAMBERLAYNE ABRAHAM BOUNE 
JOHN WHITWORTH GEORGE SMITH. 



SURVEYS OF BISHOP'S LANDS. 1 

By Letters Pattents dated 7 Edw. 6 [1553-4], The The Man- 
King did graunt his Mannor, Rectory, and Coft of St. Bees R^tory O 
cu ptin, in ffee ffarme to M r Thomas Challenor and his heires St. Bees 
for ever, payeing one hundred ffortie three pounds sixteene cornSb' 
shillings two pence halfe penny p ann at Michmas and our cu ptin. 
Lady day, at the Court of Augmentacon and the Revenue of 
the Crowne. Phill. & Mar. 4 et 5 to [1557-58], the said Rent 
was graunted to the then Bishopp of Chester, Reserueing to 
the King the yearely Rent of Sixty three pounds one shil- 
ling two pence halfe penny, which untill this Warr was duely 
paid. 

This Mannor or Cell, together with the Rectory, is now 
devided into severall parts amongst persons that have pur- 
chased severall parts thereof, who, by a Decree in the 
Exchequer, pay the aforesaid Rent as followeth (viz*) : 

S T Christo Louther [Lowther], late deceased, li. s. d, 
now his heire paieth p anil 45 : 04 : 08 

M T Wigkburgh) now deceased, paieth rent 
p ann 41 : 07 : O2 

M r Jo/in Stanley paieth Rent p ann . . 26 : 13 : 04 

M ri * Janie ffetherston, her heire paieth 
p ann 20 : oo : OO 

M r Thomas Salkild paieth rent p ann . . 10 : 11 : 02 

S T Christopher Louther \Lowther\ his heir 
houldeth one Towre and Barne and one halfe 

1 Lambeth MSS., vol. 2, fol. 237. 



222 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

of the Demeasne of the Cell aforesaid, to- 

geather with one halfe of the Tyth of St. 

Bees and the whole Tythe of Hensingham, 

Preston, White Haven ; also Salt painns and 

Cole-pitts ; Hee hath also severall Coppi- 

holders within his Lordshipp that Clayme 

to be Coppyhoulders of Inheritance and to 

have theire nine certairie, but he denyeth it ; 

he keepeth Court Leete and Court Barron, 

and the whole Revenue he hath in that place 

is estimated to be above ffoure hundred and li. s. d. 

ffifty pounds p ami 450 : oo : oo 

M r Wyburgh) his heire, holdeth the other 
halfe of the Demeasne, with two howses, part 
of the Cell, the one halfe of the Tythes of 
St. Bees and the other Tythes of Sandwich 
and Coaderton, and hath a Cole-pitt one the 
land, And the whole is estimated upon the 
Rack p anfi 480 : oo : oo 

M r Thomas Salkild houldeth part of the 
Cell, being Demeasne lyeing in Salten, 
Winder, and Lowne, which is estimated to 
be worth p anfi 60 : oo : oo 

M r John Stanley holdeth the tythes of 
Ashdale,Weshdale [Wastdale], and Washdale 
[Wastdale] head, being Chappellaries be- 
longing to the parrish of St. Bees, which are 
estimated to be worth p anfi upon the Racke 60 : OO : oo 

M T Joseph Patterson, as heire to M rls Jane 
ffctherstone after one life, houldeth the Im- 
propriacon of Inner [Enner] Dale, a Chap- 
pell w th in the parrish of St. Bees, Estimated 
to be worth upon the Racke p anfi .... 70 : oo : oo 

The Comittee for plundered Ministers have graunted out 
of the Bishopps Rent for this Rectory orders to severall 
Ministers to receive as followeth, viz* : 

To the Minister of St. Bees p ann . . . 50 : oo : oo 

To the Minister of Ashdale p ann ... 40 : oo : oo 

To the Minister of Washdale [Wastdale] 
p ann 40 : oo : oo 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 223 

At St. Bees there is a religious honest Minister, M r Chris- 
topher Ratcliffe, newly placed by the Comittee of that County, 
which should receive the ffifty pounds but cannot gitt it. 
There is also a Reader that hath twelue pounds allowed him 
from S r Christopher Lonther [Lowther]. 

There is noe preaching Minister at Ashdale or Washdale 
[Wastdale]. 

Ex d J. BRADRY, EDW. CHAMBERLAYNE-) 

Register. JOHN WHITWORTH lSurueyo n . 

GEORGE SMITH J 



SURVEY OF LANDS, & c ., OF THE DEAN 
& CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 1 

A Survey of Certaine Messuages and Landes, with the 
rights, Members, and appurtennces lyeinge and beinge 
within the Countye of Chester and the Cittye and Countye 
of the Cittye of Chester, piece of the possessions belonginge 
to the late Deane and Chapter of the Cathedrall Church of 
Christ and the blessed Virgine Marye in Chester, made and 
taken by us whose names are hereunto Subscribed in the 
Monthes of July, 1649, By virtue of A Comission to us 
graunted, &c. 

Imprimis. All that Capitall Mes- 
suage or howse formerly Called 
S 4 Thomas Chappell, & c . 

[There is a hiatus here in the 
Lambeth MS. The following 24 
pages are from the ADDITIONAL 
MSS., No. 14,415, in the BRITISH 

MUSEUM.] 

Scituate in the Upper End of 
Northgate Street without Northgate, 
having been a fair stately house 

1 Lambeth MSS., vol. 3, fol. 208. 



224 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

with two Courts, all now ruinated & A. R. r. li. s. d. 

burnt by the King's ptice when they 

lived in Chester. It hath only upon 

it one large barne, with a stable & 

two bayes & a horse mill at the End 

of it. The Garden Plott & the place 

where the house stood & the place 

where the Orchard was, in Estimacon oi : 01 : oo 08 : o :O 

One Close of Arrable Land, com- 
monly called the Mill Crofft, lying 
to the North End of the afores d 
Orchard and Eastward to the Lane 
w ch g Oe th from the Citty into Wir- 
rall, w ch containeth by Estimacon . 02 : I : o 02 : 5:0 

One Close of Arrable Land 
called the Mill feild, butting East- 
wards to the highway to Backford 
and west to Mollington Lane, w ch 
Containeth by Estimacon . . . . 09 : 2 : o 09 : 10 : 

One little pcell of ground whereon 
the Windmill stood, near the South 
End of the s d feild w ch now lieth 
waste & is in estimacon .... O:O:6 0:5:0 

One Close of Pasture grounds, 
commonly called Goodmans hey, 
butting on the West to y e Mudd 
wall of the s d Citty, and containeth 
by Estimacon 9:2:0 16:0:0 

Two Closes of Pasture ground, 
commonly called the two Baich 
fflatts, butting North west to the 
Baich Dale, & South west to the 
Pearle wall heay, Containeth by 
Estimacon 10 ; 2 : o II : o : 

Two Closes of Pasture Ground, 
Commonly called the two Poole 
heays, butting west upon Upton 
Lane, and South west upon a feild 
belonging to Peter Goose, Cont. by 
Estimacon . 13 : oi : o 14 : o : o 






DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 225 

One Close of arrable Land, Com- 
monly called the One Baich fflatt, 
butting South to Upton Lane, and 

North to the two Baich fflatts, Con- A. R. P. li. s. d. 
taining by Estimacon 3:03:0 4:0:0 

One Close of Pasture ground, 
commonly called the Preists feild, 
abutteing East to Mollington Lane, 
and West to the Towne feild, Con- 
taining by Estimacon li:O:O I2:o:0 

One Close of Pasture ground, 
comonly called Thropps Close, abut- 
ting West to Mollington Lane, & 
North to Pearle Wall Haye, Con- 
taining by Estimacon 5:2: 34 6:O:O 

One Close of Pasture ground, 
comonly called Pearle Wall hay, 
abutting North upon the Baich Dale, 
& East upon Baich fflatt, Cont. 
by Estimacon 5 : I : 27 6 : o : o 

One Close of Pasture ground, 
comonly called the Stone bridge 
close, abutting West upon Stone 
bridge, & East upon Pearle Wall 
hey, cont. by Est 4 : 3 : 20 4:10:0 

Two Closes of Pasture ground, 
comonly called the Horse closes, 
abutting North to the Buckwash, & 
East upon Mollington Lane, cont. 
by Estimacon 8:3:31 14 : o : o 

One Close of Meadow ground, 
comonly called the hall Meade, 
abutting West to Mollington Lane, 
and East to the Buckwash, Cont. 
by Estimacon 7:1:5 ?:O:O 

One Close of Meadow Ground, 
comonly called the little Hall Mea- 
dow, abutting East toy 6 Hall Mead, 
& East to Mollington Lane, w dl 

cont. by Estim 11 5 : 2 : ! 3 4 : : 

Q 



226 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

One Close of Pasture ground, A. R. P. li. s. d. 
comonly called Harpes Close, but- 
ting North west on the Horse pas- 
ture, & South West to Mollington 
Lane, w ch Cont. by Estimacon . . 4:2:0 6:0:0 

A Pticular of such things as be in Lease. 

One Close of Arrable Land, com- 
only called fflookers brook heay, 
abutting East upon fflookers brooke 
lane, being in Estimacon . . . . II : 2 : o n : 10:0 

More in Chester Town ffeild, One 
pcell of Ground, called Long hedge 
Acre, abutting South to the Lane 
w ch leadeth to Blacon Cross, w ch is 
in Estimacon 2:O:o 2:0:0 

One Close more of Arrable ground, 
called Blacon Crosse, butting East 
upon Port poole Lane & West to 
Dee Bank, Cont. by Est n .... 3:2:0 3:10:0 

One pcell of ground more in 
Chester Town ffield, near Dee Bank, 
called Grange Acre, butting South 
East to Port poole Lane and West 
to the Water side, in Estimacon . i:2:o I:IO:O 

All the Messuages or Closes above menconed being in the 
possion of M r NicJiolas Ince, of Chester, & by him held in 
Lease from M r Dutton or M r Jolley. 

One Close or Croft of Arrable 
ground, called Baalls Crofft, abut- 
ting east upon fflookers brook Lane 
& west upon Land of M T War- 
burtons, now in possion of John 
Baall y cont. by Estimacon . . . I : 2 : 20 or : 10 : o 

One pcell of ground, formerly 
two Cottages, now in the possion of 
William Welchman, abutting South 
to Gorstook Lane & north to 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 22/ 

S r Thomas Smiths his Land, being A. R. p. li. s. d. 
[by] Estimacon 00:2:0 0:10:0 

One Close of Pasture ground, now 
in the possion of Sherriff Jones, 
abutting South upon S r Tho s Smiths 
Land & North upon Goodmans 
hay, being a Mounte within it, by 
Estimacon 2:3:0 2:15:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground in 
the Lower Town ffeild, in the Occu- 
pacon of Rick d Williams, comonly 
caled Burtons Acre, abutting west 
on the River Dee & East on T/io* 
Deanes Acre, containeth by Est n . 2:0:0 2 : o : o 

One other pcell of Arrable ground 
in y e possion of Rich 11 Williams, 
called also Burtons Acre, butting 
North upon Deans Acre & west 
upon the River Dee, being by Esti- 
macon I : 2 : O I : 10 : O 

One pcell of arrable ground in y e 
Occupacon of Rich* Hickman, being 
west upon Dee & North west upon 
Burtons Acre, being in Estimacon . 2 : o : o 2 : o : o 

One pcell of Arrable ground in ye 
Occupacon of T/io 8 Robinson, abut- 
ting South East on Dee Lane & 
North West to Burtons Acre, being 
inEst n 0:3:8 0:15:0 

One pcell of Arable ground called 
Giles Acre, now in the Occupacon 
of Reeze Coltgrave, abutting South 
East on M r Hopes & North East on 
Port Poole Lane 2 : I : o 2:5:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground 
held jointly by John Baall & Tho" 
Welchman, abutting North West 
on Burtons Acre & west on T/io* 
Deans Acre, & South on Giles Acre, 

by Estimacon 4:1:0 4 : 5 ' 

Q 2 



228 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

One pcell of arrable ground A. R. P. li. s. d. 
called Welchmans Butt, abutting 
South West on M T Werdens Land 
& North East on M r Stanley of 
Hootons Land, in Estimacon . . I : 2 : o I : IO : O 

One pcell of Arrableground called 
Maud Bluystones peece, abutting 
South on M r Stanley of Hootons 
peece, Cont. by Estim. ..... I : 2 : o I : 10 : o 

One pcell of Arrable ground 
called Edw d Robinson his peece, 
abutting South West on M r LeigJies 
Pound & North West on Thomas 
Grimsdich 4 : I : 10 4:5:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground 
called Peter Goose his Close, abut- 
ting on the North East upon Upton 
Lane & south west upon Grims- 
dich ground, Cont 5:0:005:0:0 

One other pcell of arrable ground 
called Peter Goose his part, abutting 
North West on Mollington Lane & 
South West upon Grimsdich ground, 
in Estimacon ......... 5:1:0 5 : 5 : 

One peece of Arrable ground 
called Rich d Williams his peece, 
abutting South West upon Mol- 
lington Lane & South West upon 
Grimsdich ground, in Estimacon . 5:1:0 5:5:0 

One peece of Arrable ground 
called Rich 11 Williams his peece, 
abutting South West upon Mol- 
lington Lane & South East upon 
the Citty Land, in Estimacon . 2 : o : o 2 : o : O 

One pcell of Arrable ground 
called John Davies his peece, but- 
ting North upon John Michaels & 
South upon Blaystons ground, by 
Estimacon 2 : 03 : 35 2 : 16 : 

One pcell of Arrable ground called 






DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 229 

two butts, lying South East on Mol- A. R. p. K. s . d. 

lington Lane & South West on M T 

Hope his ground, in Estimacon . . O:2:o 0:10:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground, 
being One Butt, butting North West 
on Harps Closes & North upon 
Mollington Lane tent, in Estimacon o : 2 : o o : 10 : o 

One pcell of Arrable ground, 
being four Butts, bounding North 
upon Ralph Lees & West upon Dee 
Bank, cont. by Estimacon .... I : 2 : o I : 10 : o 

One pcell more of Arrable ground, 
butting North upon Peter Goose his 
Ground & west on Dee Bank, w ch 
cont. by Estimation 1:2:0 i:io:O 

One pcell more of Arrable 
ground, butting South upon M r 
Hancocks ground, East to Pprtppole 
Lane, & West to Dee Bank, cont. 
by Estimacon o : I : oo 0:5:0 

One pcell more of Arrable ground, 
butting South to Portpoole Lane & 
West to Dee Bank, in Estimation . o : i : o oo : 5 : o 

All these six last are in y e possion of M r W m Ince, Alder- 
man of Chester, by Lease from M r Hutton or M r Jolley. 

One pcell of Ground, being two 
Butts, bounding South West on M r 
Ince his ground & North West on 
M r Hope his ground, by Estimacon oo : 2 : o o : 10 : o 

One pcell more of Arrable ground, 
bounding South upon M r Ince his 
ground, in Estimacon oo : 2 : 24 o : 3:0 

One pcell more of Arrable ground, 
butting North on M r Ince his ground 
& West on Dee Bank, cont. by 
Estimacon 1:2:0 i : 10 : o 

All these three last pcells of ground being in possion of 
M rs Anne Donne, Wid., from M r Hutton or M r Jolley. 



230 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

One pcell of Arrable ground, but- A. R. P. li. s. d. 
ting South East upon Anne Donne 
her ground, being in Estimacon . 0:2:0 0:10:0 

One other pcell of Arrable ground, 
butting South East upon Anne 
Donnes ground, in Est n 0:1:00:5:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground, but- 
ting North East on Harps Croft 
& West upon Dee Bank, cont. by 
Estimacon 1:0:01:0:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground, 
bounding South East on Peter 
Goose his ground & west on Dee 
Bank, cont. by Est ra oo : i : o o : 5 : o 

One pcell more of Arrable Land, 
bounding East upon M T Ince his 
ground & north upon long hedge, 
cont. by Estimacon 0:2:0 o : 10 : o 

All these last five pcells of ground, being in the whole 
2 a. 2 r. oo p., are in the possion of Ralph Lee. 

One pcell of Arrable Land, bound- 
ing South East on Mollington Lane 
& South West upon Ralph Lee his 
Land, cont. by Estimacon . . . 0:2:0 0:10:0 

One pcell of Arrable Land, but- 
ting North upon Ralph Lee his 
ground and west upon Dee Bank, 
Cont. by Estimacon 1:2:0 I : 10 : o 

One pcell of Arrable Land,bound- 
ing South upon M T Ince his ground 
& west upon Dee bank, cont. by 
Estimacon 0:1:00:5:0 

All these last pcells of ground, being in the whole 2 a r o p , 
arc in ye possion of Peter Goose. 

One pcell of Arrable Land, being 
in y e poSsion of John Hancock, but- 
ting South East on M r Ince his 






DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 231 

ground and West upon Dee Bank, A. R. p. li. s. d. 
Cont by Estimacon 4:0:04:0:0 

One pcell of Arrable Land called 
the foule Laaks, bounding North 
East to the place of the Tythe barne 
& South to the high way to the 
baich, Cont. by Estimacon . . . 2:2: o 2:10:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground 
called Anthonys Croft, bounding 
South on the Lane to the town & 
North West to the leading to Port- 
poole lane, being in Estimacon . . 2:1:25 2: 7:0 

These two pcells of Land are in the Occupacon of 
M r Tho* Humphreys, of Chester. 

One pcell of Arrable ground, 
Comonly called the Porters hay, 
bounded South to the high way to 
ye towne & North West upon 
Giles Acre and South East upon 
the River Dee, Cont. by Estimacon 4 : o : 36 4 : 10 : o 

One pcell of Arrable ground to 
the Town feild, called the Hopes 
Acre, bounded South East upon 
Grimsdich ground & North West 
upon M T Ince his ground, Cont. by 
Estimacon 2:0:02:0:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground, 
bounded North West to ye horse 
pasture & South west to the Prot- 
poole [Portpool] Lane, cont. by 
Estimacon 1:0:01:0:0 

One pcell of Arrable ground, 
bounded South East to Mollington 
Lane & North West to Ann Donnes 
Butt, cont. by Estimacon . . . . i : 3 : I : *5 : 

All these four last pcells are in ye Occupacon of George 
Hope, Esq re , from M r Button by Lease, the whole being 
o8 a : 03 r : 36?. 



232 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 



Northgate Street without Northgate /;/ ye East Side of it. 

One Messuage place in the pos- 
sion of Peter Goose, with a little 
house built upon it ; the ground 
whereon the House stood & the 
Garden is 26 yards broad & 35 
yards long, with Butts upon ye End, 
bounded South upon M r8 Melse 

her Land & North on Collonell A. R. P. li. s. d. 
Wardnes Land, cont. by Esti- 
macon 0:2:0 2 : 10 : o 

One messuage place in ye possion 
of John Chantrell, with a little bay 
built & a Garden & orchard, the 
ground being 7 yards & half broad 
& 60 yards long, with a Butt of 
Ground bounded North & M rs 
Melse her land, & is in Estimacon . o : I : o 1:5:0 

One messuage place in the Occu- 
pacon of Reese Coltgreave, with a 
Cellar place & a garden or Orchard, 
ye Ground being 1 1 yards broad & 
60 yards long, with a Butt of ground, 
Cont. by Estimacon oo : i : o 01 : 5 : o 

One messuage place in the pos- 
sion of M r Radcliffe, with a little 
Bay built upon it & a Garden or 
Orchard, the ground 7 yards & 2* 
broad & 60 yards long, with a Butt 
of ground, Cont. by Estimacon . oo : i : o i : 10 : o 

One messuage place in y c possion 
of Widow Blinstone> with a Garden 
or Orchard, y e Ground 6 yards 
broad & 60 yards long, w th a Butt 
of Arrable ground o : i : o I : o : o 

One messuage place in y e possion 
of Reeze Coltgreave, with a Garden 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 233 

or Orchard, the ground 9 yards A. R. p. K. s . d. 

broad & 60 yards long, with a Butt 

of Arrable ground, Cont oo : i : oo 1:5:0 

One messuage place now in y e 
possion of W m Croughton, with a 
little bay built upon it & a Garden 
or Orchard, y e ground 9 yards 
broad & 33 yards long, with a Butt 
of Arrable Land, Cont. by Esti- 
macon .00:1:0 i : 10 : o 

One messuage place in y e possion . . 
of T/w* Williams, with a Garden 
or Orchard, y e ground Six yards 
broad & 60 yards long, with a Butt 
of Arrable ground, Cont. by Esti- 
macon 00:1:001:0:0 

One messuage place now in y e 
possion of Wid. Holmes, with a 
little bay built upon it & a Garden 
or Orchard, y e ground 6 yards 
broad & 60 yards long, with a Butt 
of Arrable land, cont. by Estimacon oo : i : o i : 10 : o 

One messuage place now in the 
possion of Randle Probye, with a 
Garden or Orchard, the ground five 
yards & 2 4 broad & 60 yards long, 
with a Butt of Arrable Land, Cont. 
by Estimacon . . .0:1:0 1:0:0 

One messuage place now in y e 
possion of Elizabeth ffoster, with a 
garden or Orchard, the ground 6 
yards broad & 60 yards long, with 
a Butt of Arrable ground, Cont. by 
Estimacon O:i:o 1:0:0 

One messuage place now in y e pos- 
sion ofRob t Ansden,vt\\h. a garden or 
Orchard, the ground 8 yards broad & 
60 yards long, with a Butt of arra- 
ble ground, bounding South on Tho 8 
Layton his land, cont.' by Estimacon o : i : o 1:5:0 



234 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 



Northgate Street without Northgate West Side of it. 

One Cottage with a garden in y e A. R. P. li. s. d. 
pos'sion of Wid. Done, the place & 
Garden 10 yards broad & 25 yards 
long 0:0:00:13:0 

One Cottage place with a Gar- 
den, belonging to John Williams, 
the place 6 yards broad & 13 yards 
long 0:0:00: 10 : o 

One Cottage & Garden in the 
poSsion of Richard Williams, the 
Ground 9 yards broad & 20 yards 
long 00:0:00:13:4 

One Cottage place belonging to 
James Walton, 6 yards broad & 9 
yards Long O:0:OO:IO:O 

One messuage with a Garden, in 
possion of John ffletcher, the ground 
13 yards broad & thirty three yards 
long, with One Butt of Arrable 
ground, Cont. by Estimacon . . . 0:3:0 2:13:4 

One messuage place in y e possion 
of Wid. Williams, the ground 13 
yards broad & 33 yards long, with 
3 butts of Arrable ground, Cont. by 
Estm n 0:3:02:0:0 

One place where y e old Kilne 
stood w ch belonged to the Manner 
house, the ground n yards broad, 
29 yards long OO:O:o 0:13:4 

One messuage place in y e possion 
of Nicholas Williams, with a Celler 
place, the ground 22 yards broad 
& 38 yards long, with 3 Butts of 
Arrable ground, Cont. by Estimacon 0:3:0 2 ; o : o 

One messuage place in y e possion 
of Ann Done, wid w , with a Garden, 
the ground 6 y rds & 2* broad & 36 






DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 235 

yards long, with a Butt of Arrable A. R. p. li. s . d. 
Ground, Cont. by Estimacon ... O:i:oi:o:o 

One messuage place, with a Gar- 
den, in possion of Wid w Barton, the 
ground 8 yards broad & 36 yards 
long, with a Butt of Arrable ground, 
Cont. by Estimacon o : i : o i : o : o 

One messuage new built, with a 
Barne & Garden, in y e possion of 
T/io' Robinson; the ground is 16 
yards broad & 36 yards long, with 
2 Butts of Arrable Land, Cont. by 
Estimacon 0:3:04:0:0 

One messuage place, with a Gar- 
den, in the pogsion of John ffoulks, 
the Ground being 7 yards broad & 
36 yards long, with a Butt of Arrable 
ground, Cont. by Estimacon . . . o:i:O i : 0:0 

One messuage place, with a Gar- 
den & two little bayes new built, in 
the possion of Hugh Jamicon, the 
ground 8 yards broad & 44 yards 
long, with a Butt of Arrable land, 
cont. by Estimacon 0:1:02:5:0 

Northgate Street without Northgate. 

One messuage place with a Gar- 
den & two little bayes new built, in 
the Occupacon of John Leigh, the 
ground being 8 yards broad & 44 
yrds j on& w j t h a g utt O f Arrable 

ground, being in Estimacon . . . o : i : o 2:io:O 

One messuage place, with a Gar- 
den & a Cellar place, in possion of 
Robert Skellitton, the ground 8 yards 
broad & 43 yards long, and one 
Butt of Arrable land, Cont. by Est n o : I : o I : 5 : o 

One messuage place, with a Gar- 
den & a little bay, new built, in 



236 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

the possion of W m Robinson, the 

ground 8 yards broad & 44 yards 

long, with a Butt of Arrable Land, A. R. P. li. s. d. 

Cont. by Estimacon o : I : o i : 10 : o 

One messuage place & a Gar- 
den in the Occupacon of M r W m 
Ince, y e ground being 13 yards 
broad & 44 yards long, with one 
Butt of Arrable Land, Contained! o : 2 : o I : IO : o 

One messuage place & a Gar- 
den in the Occupacon of Edw. 
Barker, the ground being 4 yards & 
2* broad & 44 yards long, with a 
Butt of arrable Land, by Estimacon o : I : o I : o ; o 

One messuage place, with a Gar- 
den, with a little bay new built, in 
y e Occupacon of Margarett Lorkid, 
the ground 13 yards broad, & 43 
y rds long, with One Butt of Arrable 
Land, Cont. by Estimacon ... o:2:o 2:0:0 

One messuage place, with a 
Garden in y e Occupacon of Rich d 
Bristowe, the ground 5 yards broad, 
33 yards long, with a Butt of Arra- 
ble Land, cont. by Estimacon . . 0:0:30 i:O:O 

One messuage place & a Gar- 
den, with a peece of a bay new 
built, in y e Occupacon of Rich d 
Dames, the Ground being 5 yards 
& 2* broad & 43 yards long, with a 
Butt of Arrable ground, Cont . . o : I : oo I : 10 : o 

One messuage place & a Garden 
in the Occupacon of wid w Skellinton, 
the ground being 4 yards broad & 
40 yards long, with a Butt of Ar- 
rable ground thereunto, Cont. by 
Estimacon o : I : o 01 : o : 

One messuage place & Garden in 
y e occupacon of wid w Cowdnoks, w tu 
a little bay new built, the ground 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 237 

4 yards broad & 40 yards long, with a A. R. p. li. s. d. 
Butt of Arrable Land, in Estimacon o : I : o I : 10 : o 

One messuage place & a Garden 
in the Occupacon of John Cawtrell, 
the ground 4 yards & 2* broad, & 
40 yards long, with a Butt of Arrable 
Land, in Estimacon 0:1:0 1:0:0 

One messuage place and a Gar- 
den, with a little bay new built, in 
the Occupacon of Bryan Crossen, 
the ground being 4 yards & 2* broad 
& 40 yards long, with a Butt of 
Arrable Land, in Estimacon . . . 0:1:0 1:10:0 

One messuage place & a garden 
in y e occupation of Evan Davies, the 
ground 7 yards & 2* broad &4O yards 
long, with a Butt of Arrable land, in 
Estimacon 0:1:0 i:o:o 

One messuage & a Garden, with 
a House & a Barne new built, in 
the Occupacon of Rich* Williams, 
the ground being 15 yards broad & 
40 yards long, with two Butts of 
Arrable Land, in Estimacon . . . 0:2:0 3:10:0 

One messuage place & a Garden 
in y e Occupacon of Edw d Roberts, 
the ground 9 yards broad & 40 yards 
long, with a Butt of Arrable Land, 
in Estimacon o:i:O 1:5:0 

One messuage place & Garden 
in the Occupacon of W m Welchman, 
the ground Eight yards broad & 
44 yards long, with a small Butt of 
Arrable Land, in Estimacon . . . 0:0: 20 1:0:0 

One messuage place & a Garden 
in y e Occupacon of T/to* Beck, the 
ground 1 1 yards broad & 44 yards 
long, with a Butt of Arrable Land, 
in Estimacon o : I : 1:5:0 

One messuage place & a Garden 



238 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

in y e Occupacon of Elline Whittle, A. R. P. li. s. d. 

y e ground u yards broad & 40 

yards long, with a butt of Arrable 

land, in Est n 0:1:0 1:5:0 

One messuage place with a 
garden, in y e Occupacon of Wid w 
Burton, the ground 8 yards broad 
& 44 yards long, with one Butt of 
Arrable land, in Estimacon ... o : I : o 1:5:0 

One messuage place and Garden, 
with a Celler place, in the occu- 
pacon of Ralph Leigh, the ground 1 1 
yards broad & 44 yards long, with 
one Butt of Arrable Land, y e House 
place bounding South to M f Brosters 
Land, & Cont. in Estimacon . . 0:2:0 I : 10 : o 

One messuage place & Garden 
in y c Occupacon of M T Haddocks, 
the ground 13 yards broad &22 yards 
long, bounding South on M r Poole 
his Land, together with two Butts 
of Arrable land, Cont. by Est n . . 0:2:0 01 : 10 : o 

In Ramsey Lane. 

Three Messuages or Cottages, 
being each of them only one Roome, 
& a Garden of four yards Long and 
6 yards broad belonging to each of 
them, now in the possion of M r W m 
Ince, and are worth p Annum . . 0:0:0 1:10:0 

Northgate Street within NortJigate. 

One messuage, with a Garden, Barne, & 
Stable, in the Occupacon of Peter Welchman, 
together with other 3 messuages, new built, 
under him, with each a little garden belonging 
thereunto, now in the Occupacon of John Baall, 
Tko 8 Bennett, & Wid w Ince; the afores d pre- 
misses, with the Appurtenances, wee Estimate 
to be worth p anfi 8:0:0 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 239 

One messuage, with a Garden & Stables, now li. s. d. 
in y e Occupacon of John Anderson, Inkeep r , 
with the appurtefices, worth p ann 10 : o : o 

One messuage now in y c Occupacon of M r 
Nicholas Ince, formerly two messuages now 
converted into Malt Roomes and a Kilne, with 
thappurtefices, worth p anri 6:13:4 

One messuage, with thappurtennces, now in 
y e Occupacon of Henry Messom, formerly 
WelchmanS) worth per anri 5:0:0 

One messuage or house, with a Kilne & some 
small Malt Roomes, with the Appurterinces, now 
in the Occupacon of Edward Mercer, p ann . 8 : o : o 

One mess, or house, with a Garden, yards, 
Kilne, & Malt Roomes, with the Appurtennces, 
now in the Occupacon of George Hope, Esq 1 ', 
worth p ann 8:0:0 

One mess, or house, with Garden, Stable, 
Kilne, Malt roomes, with thappurtennces for- 
merly M T Bavans, now in y e Occupation of 
M T Henry Harper, worth p ann 14:10:0 

One mess, or house, with two Shoppes & ye 
apptennces, now in ye Occupacon of John 
Wright, Barber, worth p anri 5:10:0 

One mess, or Tenement Comonly called the 
cofnon hall, with the Appurtennces, now in y e 
Occupacon of the Mayor & Aldermen of the 
Citty of Chester, worth p ann 10:0:0 

One messuage or house that consists of two 
Shopps, with Chambers & appurterinces, now 
in the occupacon of Wid w Ne-cvport her daugh- 
ter, worth p ann 3:0:0 

One mess., being a Shop & Celler, now in 
the Occupation of Widow Mary Ince, w tu the 
appurterinces, worth p anri I:IO:O 

One mess., being a Chamber over y e lane 
goeing to St. Oswalds, with a little Garden, 
now in y c occupation of wid w Lynmcn, worth 
per ann 2 : o : o 

One mess, or house now in y e possion of 



240 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

John Ireland, with y e shop & appurtenances, li. s. d. 
worth p anfi 6:O:O 

One mess, or house, with a Kilne & other 
appurtennces, now in y e Occupacon of TJiomas 
Dean, worth p anfi 6:13:0 

One mess, or house, with a shop, now in y e 
Occupacon of Rick. Darewell, with y e App- 
tefinces, worth p anfi 3 : 10 : o 

One mess, or house near y e George, formerly 
Morgells, now in y e Occupacon of Richard 
Mercer, with Stables, Yards, Brewhouses, & 
other Appurtennces, worth p arm 6:0:0 

One mess, or house, with Cellers & other y e 
Apptefinces, now in y e Occupacon of Ann 
Row, wid w , worth p ann 5:0:0 

One mess, or house, with a shop & Celler & 
other y e Apptefinces, now in the occupacon of 
M T Ralph Barrowes, which we value to be 
worth p ann 10 : o : o 

Barne Lane. 

One mess, or house, with a stable & ye 
Apptefinces now in the Occupacon of W m Ben- 
nett, p anfi I : 10 : o 

Parsons Lane. 

One fTeild of pasture ground called y e Lady 
Barrow hey, in Occupacon of Owen Hughes, 
Alderman, bounding South upon John Davcis 
his Land and North upon y e Citty wall, in 
Estimacon 04* : oo r o p , worth p ann . . . . 8 : o : o 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & Orchard, 
in ye Occupacon of Robert Deson, with ye Ap- 
purtefinces, we value to be worth p anfi ... 2:6:0 

One mess, or Garden lying near Parsons 
Lane, now divided into two parts, comonly 
called Woodcocks Garden, worth p anfi ... 0:5:0 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & other 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 241 

Apprentices, now in the Occupacon of Ralph li. s. d. 
Mins/iall, worth p ann 2 : 10 : o 

One mess, or house, with a small Garden & 
other appurtennees, now in the Occupacon of 
John ffletcher, worth p ann 1:10:0 

One mess, or house, with a small garden & 
other app r tefinces, now in the occupacon of 
wid w Skellington, worth p ann 1:12:0 

One Mess, or house, with a Garden & other 
app r tennces, now in the Occupacon of M r 
Nick. Ince, worth p ann 2 : 10 : O 

One Mess, or house, with a Garden & other 
app r terinces, now in the Occupacon of George 
Robinson, worth p ann 1:10:0 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & other 
appterinces, now in the Occupacon of Rob 1 
Coivdocke, worth p ann i : 10 : o 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & other 
Appterinces, now in the Occupacon of M rs 
Lynnion, worth p ann ......... I : 10 : o 

One mess, or house, with a garden & other 
App r terinces, divided into two parts, now in the 
Occupacon of M r8 Nicholas Ince, worth p ann . 4 : 0:0 

One mess, or house, with a Garden, Stable, 
& other Appterinces, now in y e occupacon of 
M T Slater, worth p ann . 2:0:0 

One mess, or house, with garden & other 
Appurtennees, now in the Occupacon of Eliza- 
beth Roberts, worth p ann 2 : 10 : o 

One mess, or house, with a garden & other 
Appurtennees, now in y e Occupacon of M r 
Slater, worth p ann 2:O:O 

One mess., now a Stable, with a garden, now 
in y e occupacon of Urcilla Aymor, worth p. ann. I : 10 : o 

One mess, or house, with y e Appurtennees, 
now in y e Occupacon of Nick 8 Ince, worth 
p ann 2 : 10 : o 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & other 
Aptefices, now in the Occupacon of W m Jones, 

worth p ann . . , . 2 : IO : o 

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242 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

One mess, or house, with Garden, divided into li. s. d. 
two, together with y e Appurtennces, now in y e 
Occupacon of John Welchman, worth p ann . 3:0:0 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & other 
Appurtennces, now in the occupacon of M r 
Ralph Burrows, worth p ann 2:0:0 

Watergate Street. 

One mess, or house, with garden, stable, 
Cellar, & other Appurtefices, now in the Occu- 
pacon of Widd. Welch, p ann ...... 5:0:0 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & Celler 
with other Appurtences, now in the occupation 
of W m Crompton, of Chester, worth p ann . . 7:0:0 

Bridge Street. 

One mess., being a shop or warehouse, now 
in the Occupacon of wid w Ellin Wilkinson, 
worth p ann 4:0:0 

One mess, or house, with the Appurtennces, 
now in the Occupacon of T/w 8 ffinlow, worth 
p ann 3 : 10 : o 

Castle Lane. 

One messuage, formerly Two Tenements, 
now one house, with a garden & stable & other 
Appurtennces, now in the Occupacon of wid w 
Pliine, worth p ann 2 : 10 : o 

Cupping Lane. 

One pcell of ground, being an Orchard or 
Garden, in Estimacon 14 Poles, in the Occu- 
pacon of Rob* 1 Tkorley, worth p anfi . . . . 0:13:4 

One Messuage or house, with a Garden & 
other appurteiinces, formerly Bethells, now in 
the Occupacon of Robert Sparkes, worth p anfi . 1:13:4 

One mess, or house, with a Garden & other 
appurtenances, formerly widow Rowes, now in 
the Occupacon of widw Gryffyn, worth p ann . I : 10 : o 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 243 

One mess, or house, with Garden, Orchards, li. s. d. 
Brewhouse, with other the appurtefinces, for- 
merly George Bannells, now in the Occupacon of 
Hugh Jones, worth p anfi 4:0:0 

East Gate Street. 

One messuage or house, with a shop & other 
Appurtefinces, now in the Occupacon of 
Christopher Hallwood, worth p anfi 2 : o : o 

One messuage or house, with a Shop & 
other Appurtefinces, now in the Occupacon of 
Rick 11 Williamson, worth p anfi 4:0:0 

fforrest Street. 

One Messuage or house, with Garden, Kilne, 
& Malt roomes, and other the Appurtenances, 
now divided into three severall Dwellings, & 
now in the Occupacon of Ediv d Coddington, 
worth p anfi 8:o:0 

One Mess, or house, with a Garden, ffarme 
houses, kilne, & Malt Roomes, w th other the 
Appurtenances, now in the occupacon of M T 
Hugh Molsonne, worth p anfi . . .. . . . 10: O:o 

fforrest Street without the Barrs. 

One Mess, or house, now divided into three 
severall dwellings, scituate in fforrest Street 
without the Barrs, together with one small Croft 
called Stubbs Croft, now a Garden, & in the 
occupacon of M r Broster ; the Garden in Esti- 
mate is oo a 03 r i5 p ; all the prmes with the 
Appurtenances worth p anfi 7 : o : c 

Spittle Bonghton. 

One pcell of Land called y e Cony grees, 
scituate & lying near a place called Spittle 
Boughton, in y e Occupacon of W Amberiley, 
bounded East on the Sandy Lane & west upon 
the River Dee, and in Estimate oi ft O3 r oo*' . . I : to : C 

U 2 



244 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

Naptivich [Nantivich]. 

One Mess, or Tenem*, lying & being in li. s. d. 
Naptwich, called Witchouse, now in the Occu- 
pacon of Capt. Acton & John Wright, bounded 
west on a Wilchouse of John Saiers & East 
upon M r Maisterson Lands, with a little pcell of 
Land before it & Twelve Leads wallings, worth 
p ann . . . 8 : o : O 

CHEIFE RENTS. 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of the Mess. & 
Tenement in the holding of W m King, being 
p ann 00:0:9 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of the Mess, 
in the holding of Margaret Pike, p ann . . . oo : 0:9 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of the Mess, 
in the holding of Henry Trafford, p ann ... oo : 0:9 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of the mess, 
in the Occupation of A lice Warden, p ann . . oo : I : 6 

One Cheife Rent Issueing Out of Certain 
Lands now or late in the holding of Rob 1 Vau- 
drey, gen, p ann . OO : 6 : o 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of a Mess, in 
the holding of Alice Bavand, p ann . . . . oo : 4 : o 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of a Mess, in 
ye Occupacon of Rich d Bennett, p ann . . . . OO : 2 : O 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of Another 
Mess, in the Occupacon of Rick* Bennett, p ann oo : . 2 : o 

One Cheife Rent Issueing Out of Another 
Mess, in the Occupacon of Richard Bennett, 
p ann oo : 16 : o 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of Certain 
Lands of S r Tho* Smiths, being p ann . . . oo : i : 6 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of certain 
Lands late in the Occupacon of Humphrey 
Linall, p ann oo : 6 : o 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of certain 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 245 

Lands late in the Occupacon of John Aldersey, li. s . d. 

Gent, p ann oo : 10 : o 

One Cheife Rent Issueing out of Certain 
Lands late y e Inheritance of S r John Harper, 
lying in fflessmongers Lane, p ann o : 8 : o 

[Here the Lambeth MS. begins again.] 

There are alsoe Certaine Tythes of Hay and 
Corne in the Parrishe of Woodchurch, called 
the Boardland Tythes of Woodchurch ; which 
in Consideration of one hundred pounds ffine 
weare Leased to Richard Adams, Clerke, by 
Edward Button, !Esq., payeing per ann Thirty 
Shillings ; the said Board land Tythes if out of 
Lease are worth p ann xx u 

Theise Tythes are Leased for Sixtye yeares ; 
if M T Jolly es Liues soe longe Hue. 

There are alsoe Certaine Tythes of Hay 
and Corne groweinge in some partes of the 
Towneshipps of Weston, Wiggsterston [Wistas- 
ton] and Werleston [Worlestone], neere to the 
Towne of Namptwich [Nantwich] and the 
parrishes of Wibbenbury [Wybunbury] and 
Acton, which are called the Boardland Tythes 
of above menconed places ; And are thus 
distinguished, (viz*) The Twoe thirds of the 
Tythes of Hay and Corne in the Towneshippe 
of Wiggsterston [Wistaston] and Werleston 
[Worleston], And in the Towneshipp of Weston 
twoe Thirds of the Tythe Corne and Hay in 
Lightfoots Tenement, And twoe Thirds of the 
Tythes of Pooles 1 Tenement of the Red Lyon, 
And twoe Thirds of the Tythes of the day 
house Baich, and twoe Thirds of the Tythes 
groweinge on twoe Butts belonginge to Ellsons 
Tenement, and of twoe Butts in Riddlyes Tene- 
ment, All which is worth p ann xiij 11 vj 8 viij d 

1 The British Museum [Additional MSS. No. 1 4,4 15] copy gives Pootte. 



246 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

There is alsoe Certaine Tythes of Hay and 
Corne out of some ffeildes in the parrishe of 
Eccleston, Called the Board land Tythes of 
ffigdon, of which wee can gett noe Particuler 
knowledge, but Estimated to bee worth per anfi xiij 3 iij d 

There is alsoe the Tythes of Hay and Corne 
growing within the ffeildes of the Lordshipp of 
Baich [Bache] that is worth per anfi .... xxx s 

acres, rood, perches 
(The Total number of acres is 211 01 IQ. 1 ) 

All which premises Menconed in this Survey were Leased 

by the Deane and Chapter of the Cathedrall Church of Christ 

and blessed Virgine Mary, in Chester, by theire Indenture 

bearinge date the ffifeteenth day of Aprill, in the ffifth yeare 

.of the late Kinge Charles [1629], to Richard Dutton^ of the 

RentLxxij 1 ' 1 Citty of Chester, Esq r ., to hould from the day of the Date, for 

xv s nij d . anc j duringe the Naturall Liues of the said Richard Dutton, 

Edivard Dutton, and Richard Dutton, Sonnes of the aforesaid 

Richard, payeinge yearely to the aforesaid Deane and Chapter 

and theire Successors the sume of Seaventye four pounds 

and Tenn Shillings, Att the Lady day and Michaelmas, by 

equall porcons, But is worth upon Improuement, ouer and 

aboue the said Rent, per anfi . . . cccclxxxiij u xviij 8 iij d . 

The Leassee is to keepe the premisses in repaire, and not 
to doe or Willfully suffer any Waste. 

There is Twoe Liues in beeinge, (viz 1 ) Richard Dutton, 
aged about ffiftie yeares, Arid Richard Button his sonne, 
aged aboute Twentye Six yeares. 

The premisses were assigned by the said Richard Dutton 
unto William Jolly, of Leeke, Esq., for the aforesaid Tearme 
as by his Assignem* bearinge date the second day of ffebruarye, 
in the Eleaventh yeare of the late Kinge Charles [1636], may 
appeare. 

(Mem d . That M T Dutton nor M r Jolley ever p d the full 
rent of 74 U io 8 , in regard they never received all the rent y 1 

1 British Museum, Additional MSS. No. 14,415. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 247 

was menconed in ye Lease, There being a rent of i 11 14* 8 (l 
by Tho* Grimsditch to ye Deane & Chapter, w ch was always 
subducted from the rent payable by y e s d Button or Jo Hey, 
& is to be returned with other Surveys by itself, being held 
Imediately from the Dean and Chapter. 

Rent of the Lands & Messuages 69" : 8 s : 8 dl 
Rec d for Tythes 3 U : 6 s : 8 d .) 

(The Improuements of the seuerall Mes- . s. d. 
suages, Lands, and Tenements within the 
Lease, besides ye Tythes, is p anfi 448 : 8:8 

The Improuem ts of the seuerall Tythes in the 
former Lease is p annum 035 : 10 : o 1 ) 

The Improuem* of the seuerall Tythes in the Redd, for 

former Lease is per ann .... xxxv 11 x s T .y. thes 

iij" vj s viij' 1 

Returned (amongst other thinges) into the Regist 1 ' 3 Office 
in A Suruey of Certaine Messuages & Landes and some 
Tythes in the County of the Citty of Chester, the 28th of 
August, 1649. 

By 

JOHN WHITWORTH\ 

JOHN LYON >-Surueyo r3 . 

CHARLES QUARLES) 



[SURVEY OF LANDS, &c, OF THE DEAN AND 
CHAPTER OF CHESTER.] 

A Suruey of Certaine ffee ffarme Rents and other Reuenues 
in the Countye of Chester, Beeinge late parcell of the pos- 
sessions of or belonginge to the late Deane and Chapter of 
the Cathedrall Church of Christ and the blessed Virginc 
Marye in Chester, made and taken by us whose names 

1 British Museum, Additional MSS. No. 41,41 5. 



248 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

are hereunto subscribed, in the Monthes of September and 
October, 1649 : By vertue of a Comission to us graunted 
grounded upon an Acte of the Coinons of England Assembled 
in Parliament for the Abollishinge of Deanes, Deanes and 
Chapters, Cannons, Prebends and other Offices and Titles 
of and belonging to any Cathedrall or Collegiate Church or 
Chappell within England and Wales, under the handes and 
Scales of ffive or more of the Trustees in the said Acte 
Nominated and appointed. 

VICCARIDGES AND RECTORYES BELONGING TO 
THE DEANE & CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 

The Viccaridge of Oswalds Church in Chester belongeth 
to the Deane and Chapter of Chester, to which belongeth 
theise particulars ffollowinge : 

VICCARIDGE OF [ST.] OSWALDS. 

Inprimis. One viccaridge howse, standinge neare 
the Common Hall in Chester, now in the Occupacon 
of M Bridge, wife to the late viccar, which Con- 
sisteth of one Hall, One Butterie, Sixe little Cham- 
bers, and a Stable and Hay lofte much out of 
repaire, and one Garden about 2 pole, with a little 
yeard before itt, wee vallue to bee worth per anfi . . iiij u 

The Tythes of the Towne of Saughton and of 
Churchen [Churton] Heath belongeth to the same 
viccaridge, And is worth p anfi xx 11 

The Curate of the Chappell of Churten [Churton] Heath 
Receiued teise Tythes by the Order of the Comittee. 

Redd. v 11 . The Tythes of Lea alsoe belongeth to the same Viccaridge, 
but are Claymed by the Lady Caluely by pretence of a 
lease, att the Rent p ami. 

There alsoe belongeth to the said Viccaridge One Mes- 
suage Jyeinge neare Churchen [Churton] Heath Chappell, 
where is a dwellinge howse with Gardens and Orchards and 
ffower ffeilds of pasture ground belonginge unto itt. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 249 

One ffeild called the Wheate feilde, Acrs. Roods, pches. 

Conteyninge by Estimacon .... 05 01 oo 

One ffeild called the Church Crofte, 

in Estim 03 02 oo 

Twoe ffeilds called the Bottomes, 

Cont by Estim 03 oo oo 

In all . . ii 03 oo 

The howse and Ground in the Occupacon of John Redd, iiij 11 

Case, but is out of Lease, and is worth p anfi . . . iiij u 

This hath beene Antiently Leased by the Viccar of 
Oswalds, but beeinge out of Lease att present is sett this 
remainder of the yeare for iiij u . 

RECTORY OF [S T ] OSWALDS. 

There belongeth to the Rectorie or parsonage of Oswalds 
theise thinges ffollowinge : 

Inprimis. The Tythe Barne of Chester and Newton, with 
the Tythes of the Town feildes of Chester and Newton, And 
of Nyne Closes within the Lordshipp of Blacon, in the 
parrish of Oswalds, which is Leased out by the Deane and 
Chapter of Chester, as by theire Deed bearinge date the 
xxx th of October, 22 Jacob. [1624], appeares, unto George 
Manlye, of Laith, Esq r , for the Terme of three Liues, (viz 1 ) 
Elizabeth, wife of the said George Manlye, and George Manly 
and Richard Manly e, sonnes of the said George, payeinge per 
anfi the some of Twenty fower poundes, One Shillinge, but 
is worth ouer and aboue the rent per anri XL 11 '. 

All the three Liues are in beinge, (viz 1 ) George Manley, 
aged about 50 ; and George Manlye his sonne, aged about 28 ; 
and Richard Manly, aged about 24 yeares. 

There is also belongeinge to the said Rectorye the 
Tythes of Wirwine [Wervin] and Croughton, which 
is by the said Deane and Chapter, by Indenture 
dated the 22 th of November, in the 8 th yeare of the 
Raigne of the late Kinge Charles [1632], was Leased 



250 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

to John Hurlston, of Picton, Esq r , for the .Tearme of 
three Liues, (viz*) John Hurlston, Charles Hurlston 
his sonne, and ffrances his daughter, payeinge Rent 
per ann Seuen pounds sixeteene Shillings, but is 

worth ouer and aboue the rent per ann xxx 

All the Liues in beeinge, viz*, /#//;/ Hiirlston, aged about 55 ; 
Charles^ 26 ; and ffrances Hurlston, 24 yeares. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectory the 
Tythe Barne of Boughton, with the yard thereunto 
belonginge, And the Tythe Corne and Hay within 
the Towneshipps of Boughton, w ch by the Deane and 
Chapter of Chester, by Indenture dated the 28 th of 
Redd. xv u November, in the 7 th yeare of the late Kinge Charles 
[1631], was Leased unto Edward Russell, of Chester, 
gentt. for the Tearme of Three Liues, (viz*) the said 
Edward Russell, Elline his wife, and Elizabeth his 
daughter, payeinge Rent p ann ffifeteene pounds, But 
is worth upon Improuement ouer and above the said 

Rent p anii XL U 

Twoe Liues are in beeinge, (viz*) Edward Russell, aged 
about 50 yeares, and Elisabeth, aged about 19 yeares. 

RECTORYE OF [ST] OSWALDS. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectorye the 
Tythes of Hay and Corne groweinge upon the 
Demeasne of Saighton, which hath beene formerly 
Redd. xl s . Leased to S T Hughe Caluely, and now Claymed by 
the Ladye Caluely to bee Leased by the Deane and 
Chapter about 1638, for the Tearme of Twenty e one 
yeares, att the Rent of ffortie shillings p ann, but 
uppon Improuement is worth ouer and aboue the 
Rent per ann . xx ] 

There is alsoe belongeinge to the said Rectorye 
the Tythes of Hay and Corne within the Mannor of 
Huntington and Cheeuely, formerly Leased to M r 
Beverley by the Deane and Chapter att the Rent of 
Twentye Shillinges per ann ; but for theise 36 yeares 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 251 

last past noe rent paid, neither hath any Tennante 
within that Manner or Lordshipp paid any Tythe for 
the space of theise xxx tie yeares. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectorye the Redd. v". 

Altrages and Leastalls within the parishe Church of e s J^ 

Oswalds, with all other thinges thereunto belonginge, bee sold, 

which was by the Deane and Chapter of Chester 
formerly Leased to Gayner Case, And is now noe 
better though in possession, but sett att the same 
Rate, which is p ann. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectorye the 
Tythe of Dee Mills and ffishinge of the Kings Poole, 
formerlye Leased by the Deane and Chapter to 
S r ffrancis Gamull, of Chester, att the Rent of ffiue 
pounds p ann, But nowe through the decaye of the 
Mills by the pulling downe of the Causie by Order Redd. \ u 

of Parliament, they are unserviceable, and soe noe 
Rent paid ; but theire is some thoughts of makeinge 
them serviceable hereafter. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectory the 
Tythes of Corne, Hay, Hempe, fflaxe, called Board 
land Tythes, groweinge within the Towne feilds, 
Hamletts, and Tytheable places of great Caldees 
[Caldey], Little Caldees [Caldey], Newton with the 
Winges Lawton, Great Meales [Meols], and Greasbey 
[Greasby], within the parrish of West Kerbey [Kirby], 
together with the Board land Tythes of Irebey [Irby], 
within the said parrish, and the Board land Tythes of 
Irebey [Irby] in the parrish of Thurstaston and 
Wood Church was by the Deane and Chapter, by 
Indenture dated the 27 th of November, in the 15 th of 
the late Kinge Charles [1639], Leased to Richard 
Malloroy, of Moborly, gentf, and Henry Harper, of 
Chester, gentf, for the Tearme of Twentye and One 
yeares, yeildinge and payeinge Rent per ann ffifetye 
three shillings and foure pence, but are worth upon 
Improuement, ouer and aboue the Rent, per ann . . XL h 



2$3 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC,, OF THE 



RECTORY OF SHOTTWICKE [SHOTWICK]. 

There is belonginge to the Rectory of Shottwicke 
[Shotwick] the Tythe Barne of Shottwicke, with all 
Tythes of Corne, Hay, Wooll, Lambe, ffishe, small 
and privy Tythes, within Shottwicke and Woodbancke, 
which were by the Deane and Chapter of Chester, by 
theire Lease dated 3O th of November, in the 6 th of 
King James [1608], Leased to M r Henry Wilkinson 
for the space of three Hues, (viz*) Anne, the wife of 
George Lloyd, Bishopp of Chester, and David and 
John, sonnes of the said George, payeinge per ann for 
^ Tythe Corne three pounds and twoe pence, for Tythe 
V11 J V1 J fft s h f Hay, Wool, Lambe, Twentye one shillings eight 
pence, for the Easter Rowle, ffortye shillings; and for 
Oblacons Obvencons, ffortye ffiue shillings twoe 
pence, in all eight pounds and seaven shillings, but is 
worth upon Improvement, ouer and aboue the Rent, 

per ann xx 11 

There is one Life in beeinge, (viz*) Dauid Lloyd, aged 
about ffortie. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectory of 
Shottwicke [Shotwick] the Tythe Barne of Lead- 
sham [Ledsham], with the Tythes of Corne and Hay 
within the Towneshipps of Great Saughall, Little 
Redd. Saughall, Leadsham [Ledsham], and Copenhurst 
[Capenhurst], which were by the Deane and Chapter 
of Chester, by theire Indenture bearinge date the 
29 th of November, in the 15 th of the late Kinge 
Charles [1639], Leased to Thomas Glassier, of Lea, 
Esq r , for the Tearme of Twentye and one yeares, 
payeinge the Rent of Twenty and ffiue pounds p anfi, 
but are worth upon Improuement, ouer and aboue 
the said Rent, p ann XL 1 ' 

There are u yeares to come the 29 th of November, 1649. 

The Advowsons or presentacons that doe belonge to the 
Deane and Chapter of Chester are theise followinge : 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 253 

DODLESTON. 

There is belongeinge to the said Deane and Chap- 
ter the Advowson or Presentacon. of the Rectorye or 
Parsonage of Dodleston, in the Countye of Chester, 
To which belongeth a Parsonage house, with Stables 
and Barnes much out of repayre, Alsoe certaine par- 
cells of Gleabe Land, &c. 

There is alsoe belongeinge to the said Rectory the 
Tythes of Corne, Hay, Hempe, Wooll, Lambe, fflaxe, 
and of the Towneshipp of Dodleston, which is worth 
per ann XL U 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectorye the 
Tythes of Hay, Corne, Wool, Lambe, Hempe, fflaxe, 
and of the Towneshipp of Hyer [Higher] Kinerton 
[Kinnerton], which is worth p ann XL U 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Rectory the 
Tythe of Hay, Corne, Wooll, Lambe, Hempe, fflaxe, 
and of the Towneshipp of Lower Kinerton [Kinner- 
ton] , which is worth per ann xx h 

The p r sent Minister that is there, One M r James Huttch- 
enson, p r sented thither by the Comittee of Plundred Ministers. 

HANLYE [HANDLE Y]. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Deane and 
Chapter the Advowson or presentacon of the Rec- 
torye or Parsonage of Hanlye [Handley] in the 
Countye of Chester. To which belongethe a Par- 
sonage howse, with Barnes, Stables, Orchards, and 
Garden, with a pidgion howse, now decayed, Alsoe 
Gleabe Land, &c. 

There is alsoe the Tythe Corne, Hay, Wooll, & 
Lambe, and of the Towneshipp of Hanly [Handley] 
and Goulbourne [Golbourn] Dauid, which are worth 
per ann . xxxv l 



254 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

CODDINGTON. 

There alsoe belongeth to the Deane and Chapter the 
Advowson or p r sentacon of the Rectorye or Parsonage of 
Coddington, in the Countye of Chester. 

To which belongeth an old parsonage howse with Garden, 
Orchard, and one Close of Glebe land called the Spring, 
buttinge south upon a highe way and north upon S r Thomas 
Wilbrahams Ground, &c. 

There belongeth to this Rectory the Tythe Corne 
and Hay of Coddington, worth per anfi xxx u 

There alsoe belongeth to this Rectory the halfe of 
the Tythe Corne and Hay within the Towneshipp of 

Chowly, which is worth p anfi vj u 

. 

There alsoe belongeth to this Rectory the third p tc 
of the Tithes of Aldersey, which are worth p anii . iiij 11 
There is one M r Richard Vaughan that is Minister there. 

NORTHERDEN [NORTHENDEN]. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Deane and Chapter 
the Advowson or presentacon of the Rectory or parsonage of 
Northerden [Northenden], in the said Countie of Chester, To 
which belongeth, &c. 

There belongeth to this Rectory the Tythe Corne 
and Hay of Northerden [Northenden], All which 
wee value to be worth p ann c ]i 

There is one M r Henry Dunstarr that is Minister there, 
and p r sented thither by the Comittee of Plundered Ministers, 
hee is an honest, able Minister. 

THURSTINGTON [THURSTASTON]. 

There alsoe belongeth to the Deane and Chapter of 
Chester the Advowson or presentacon of the Rectoiy or 
Parsonage of Thurstington [Thurstaston], &c. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 255 

There is alsoe belonginge to this Rectory the 
Tythe Corne, Hay, Wooll, Lambe, Hempe, fflaxe, &c., 
within theTowneshipp of Thurstington [Thurstaston], 
And alsoe of the Manner howse and demeasne of 
Ireby [Irby], which wee vallue to bee worth per ami XL U 

There is one M r Bryan Lassells, a blinde man, Minister 
there, whoe was p r sented by the Bishop of Lincolne and 
some other Lords, and was Instituted and Inducted about 
the xxx th Decemb r , 1641. 

WEST KERBEY [KIRBY]. 

There is alsoe belongeing to the said Deane and Chapter 
of Chester the Advowson or presentacon of the Rectory or 
Parsonage of West Kerbey [Kirby]j in the Hundred of 
Werrall [Wirrall] and the Countye of Chester, &c. 

There is alsoe belonginge to this Rectorye the 
Tythe Hay, Corne, fflaxe, Hempe, Wooll, Lambe, &c., 
of Greasbey [Greasby], Caldee [Caldey], and Little 
Meales [Meols], which is valued to bee worth per anfi c 11 

There is alsoe belonginge to this Rectory the 
Tythe Corne and Hay, Hempe, fflaxe, Wooll, and 
Lambe, in the Townshipps of ffranckbey [Frankby] 
and Great Meales [Meols], which are allowed to M rs 
Glover for her ffifth, and estimated p anfi . , . . xxv u 

The p r sent Minister there is one M r Merecott, whoe was 
p r sented thither by the Comittee of Plundered Ministers. 

THE VICARIDGE OF NESTON. 

There is alsoe belonginge to the said Deane and Chapter 
of Chester the Advowson or presentacon of the Viccaridge 
of Neston, to which apperteyneth one Viccaridge howse, &c. 

There belongeth to the said Viccaridge the Tythe Corne, 
Hay, Hempe, fflaxe, Piggs, and Goose in the Townships 
of Great Neston, Thornton, Rabye [Raby], and Laighton 
[Leighton], and Tythe Hempe, fflaxe, Pigg, and Goose, in 
the Townshipps of Little Neston, Ness Ledsham, and 
Williston [Willaston], 



256 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

The viccar hath alsoe for Tythe Cowe, a penny Tythe, 
Calfe a ofo. 

The whole is estimated to be worth p anfi . . . cxxxv 11 
There is one M r Marchden is Minister there, whoe was 
presented by the Comittee for Plundered Ministers. 

There alsoe belongeth to the said Deane and Chapter the 
Advowson or presentacon of the Viccaridge of Esthame 
[Eastham], in the hundred of Werrell [Wirrall] and Countye 
of Chester, &c. 

There alsoe belongeth to the same Viccaridge the Tythe 
of Hay, Wooll, Lambe, Pigg, Goose, Hempe, fflaxe, and 
Gorse, in the Towneshipps of Childer, Thorneton, Over Poole, 
Netherpoole, and Hootton, And the Tythe of Wooll, Lambe, 
Pigg, Goose, Hempe, fBaxe, and Gorse, in the Towneshipps 
of Great Sutton, Little Sutton, and Whittbey [Whitby]. 

The whole Viccaridge besides the Gleabe wee 
vallue to bee worth per ann xx 11 



REPRIZALLS. 

Wee finde that the Deane and Chapter Stand Chargeable 
with the payements of these pticular somes under menconed 
by theire patent from Queene Elizabethe, (viz 4 ) 

To the Viccar of Shottwicke [Shotwick], 

p ann v u vj s viij d 

To the Viccar of [S*] Bridgetts [Bridget's], in 

Chester, p ann iiij 11 

To the Viccar of [S 1 ] Oswalds in Chester, 

p ann ij li 

To the Viccar of Bromborough, p ann . . . iiij u vj s viij d 

To the Minister att Ince, p ann iiij 11 vj s viij d 

To the Minister of Chelford, p anfi .... iiij 11 vj s viij d 
To the Minister of Wirrwine [Wervin], p 

ann iii u v 



DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CHESTER. 257 

Returned (amongst other thinges) into the Regist rs Office 
the 17 th of September, 1649, By 

JOHN WHITWORTH^ 

JOHN LYON |-Surveyo rs . 

CHARLES QUARLES; 



[SURVEY OF LANDS, &c., OF WARDENS AND 
FELLOWS OF THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH, 
MANCHESTER.] 

A Suruey of the Manno r of Newton, with the Rightes, 
Members, and appurtenances thereof, as alsoe of the Tenthes, 
Tythes, and Offerings of the Impropriate Parsonage of the 
Parrish of Manchester, in the Countye of Lancaster, formerly 
belonging to the late Warden and ffellowes of the Collegiate 
Church of Christ in Manchester, Made and taken by us 
whose names are hereunto subscribed, in the Monthes of 
October and November, 1649, By vertue of A Commission 
to us granted, Grounded upon an Acte of the Coitions of 
England Assembled in Parliament for the Abolishinge of 
Deanes, Deanes and Chapters, Cannons, Prebends, and other 
Officers and Titles of and belonginge to any Cathedrall or 
Collegiate Church or Chappell within England and Wales, 
under the handes and Scales of ffive or more of the Trustees 
in the said Acte Nominated and appointed. 

The Annuall Value of the Tythes of the Seuerall Towne- 
shipps & Villages within the parishe of Manchester COITN 
munib} Annis. 

The Impropriate Parsonage of the Parrish 
of Manchester : 

Manchester, Salford, & Collyhurst .... LX U 

Cheetham & Tetlow . xxij u 

Broughton xxij u 

S 



258 SURVEY OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

Slade, Greenlowe, & Chorlton xv 11 

Hulme juxta Manchester vj u x 8 

Didesburye [Didsbury] & Withington . . XLVJ 11 

Ledsham x 11 

Blakeley [Blackley] . . xxvj u 

Kirsall [Kersal] vj 11 xiij 8 iiij d 

Kirkmanshulme iiij 11 

Rushulme [Rusholme] vi u 

Heaton Norris L 11 

Birch Hall & Howses iiij H 

Bromage [Burnage] ix 11 

Broadstone [Broughton] . .' vj 11 xiij 8 iiij d 

ffallowfeild [Fallowfield] v Ti 

Streethouse lane viij d 

Mosside [Moss Side] iij 11 vj s viij d 

Reddishe [Reddish] xviij u 

Denton & Haughton XL U 

Gorton xxij u 

ffailesworth [Failsworth] xviij li 

Droilesden [Droylsden] xv 11 

Newton xxv u 

Moston xiij u 

Nuthurst v u 

Clayton xvp 

Tythes held by Description for w ch theise 
ensuing Annuall Rents are paid : 

S r Alexander Radcliffe, for the Tythes of 

Ordsall, payeth Rent p ann iij u vj 8 viij d 

M r * Anne Moseley, for the Tythes of Hough- 
end [Hough's End], payeth Rent p anfi . . . xxxvj 8 viij d 

M T Nicholas Moseley, of the Ancoates [An- 
coats], for the Tythes of Hopwood [and] 

Cleydon [Clayden], payeth Rent per ann . . xxij 8 

The Easter Rowle and Privey Tythes when 
duely Collected were estimated to bee worth 

p ann c 11 

They were formerly enioyed by One Adlington by vertue 



COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF MANCHESTER. 259 

of an Antient Lease, thought to bee invallid, and in Suite 
betwixt him & the late Warden and ffellowes before theise 
last differences. 

James Ashton, Esq., payeth for Tythe p ann . . . ij* yj d 

The Tythes of Corne and G[r]aine within theise To wneshipps. Tythes 
^ Alsoe the Tythe Wooll, Hempe and fflaxe, Lambe and ^11 
Calues, within the whole parrishe. [Crump- 

The last afore menconed Tythes of Corne, Grayne, Hempe, Bradford, 
fflaxe, &c., were by Indenture dated the viij th of November, b 9th Ard- 
20 Jacob. [1622], Granted by the then Warden and ffellowes wicks * 
to Charles Hay worth, Esq r , and John Gaskine, of Manchester, 
in Trust for William Bourne for the Tearme of Three Liues, Redd xvj" 
(viz 1 ) William Bourne, Mary his wife, and Elizabeth his XV J" ***' 
daughter, payeinge p ann Sixteene pounds sixteene shillings 
and twoe pence, but is worth ouer and aboue the Rent per 



ann XX L . 

One life is in beeinge, viz* Marye Bourne, aged about 
60 yeares. 

Shee hath beene by the last warden and ffellowes (under 
pretence of purchaseinge in her Lease) depriued of Receiue- 
inge any Tythes att all, and therefore hath paid noe Rent. 

Stredford [Stretford], Trafford, Halfe Chorton [Chorlton], 
& Guild Houses. 

The Tythes of all the last menconed Towneshipps 
and places are held by S T Cicell Trafford, knight, by 
vertue of a Lease dated the third of October, in the 
Eleauenth yeare of Queene Elizabeth [1569], from 
the then Warden and ffellowes to Edmond Trafford, 
Esq r , for the Tearme of Twentye one yeares after the 
expiracon of a fformer Lease made to S r Edmond 
Trafford, knight, And soe from One and Twentye .. 

yeares to One and Twentye yeares untill Ninety and 
Nyne Yeares bee expired, payeinge per ann six 
pounds thirteene shillings and foure pence, att Lady 
Day and Michas, by equall porcons, But is worth 
uppon Improuement over and above the said Rent 
per ann t , . . . . xxx h 

S 2 



260 SURVEYS OF LANDS, ETC., OF THE 

ffor non payement of the Rent within fortye daycs, if 
lawefully demanded, to Reenter. 

There is 19 yeares in beeinge if computed from the Date 
of the Lease. 

Annuall Rents for Tythes : 

The Towneshipp of Broughton for Tythe Hay 

payeth per ami xiij 8 iiij d 

Ordsall for Tyth Hay payeth p anfi .... xx s 

Moston for Tyth Hay payeth p anfi . . . . iij 8 

Ancoats for Tyth Hay payeth p anfi .... vj s 

Cleyden [Clayden] for Tyth Hay payeth p anfi iij 9 

IN CHORLTON ROWE. 

M r John Hartley for Tyth Hay payeth p anfi . x 9 

M r Will. Holland for Tyth Hay payeth p anfi . x s 

M r Cheetham for Tyth Hay payeth p anfi . . iiij 9 viij d 
M T Edward Wallworke ats Richardson for Tythe 

hay payeth p anfi iiij s 

Roger Pcivall \Perciv all~\ for Tythe Hay payeth 

p anfi iij s viij d 

Memorandums. 

The vallue of the Tythes of the Im- 
propriate Parsonage of the parrishe of 
Manchester that are now in present 
possession are worth per anfi, together 
with the Easter Rowle, 615" i8 s 4d . . ccccccxv 11 xviij 9 iiij d 

The Improved vallue of the Tythes 
of the Impropriate parsonage of Man- 
chester, when they are out of Lease, 
are per anfi . , . L 11 : : 

There is within the parrish of Manchester Nyne Chappells 
of Ease that haue noe allowance to the Ministers, only 
Salford Chappell Twenty pounds per anfi, and Dedesbury 
[Didsbury] aboute twelve pounds per anfi. 



COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF MANCHESTER. 261 

The Names of the Chappells are theise : 

Dedesbury [Didsbury] Birch Newton 
Chorlton Gorton Blakely [Blackley] 

Stretford Denton Salford. 

Returned (amongst other things) into the Regist Office, 
in the Survey of the Manner of Newton, the 19 th of December, 

1 649' 

By 

JOHN WHITWORTH^ 

Ex d RA. HALL, JOHN LYON ISurveyo". 

Regist r Deput. CHARLES QUARLES) 



26 3 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



The modern spelling is followed in this Index. 



Abram, 62 
Accrington, 165 
Adgarley, 138 
Adlington Heath, 99 
Admarsh Chapel, 126 
Agecroft, 16 
Aldersey, 254 
Alkrington, 15, 16 
Allathorne, 213 
Allerscholes, 18 
Allerton, 195 
Allithwaite, 142 
Alston, 199 

Alston cum Hothersall, 169 
Altcar, 95 

Church, 95 
Altham Chapel, 165 
Amounderness Hundred, 144-157 
Ancoats, 260 
Anderton, 99 
Appleton, 75 
Arbury, 50 
Ardwick, 8, 9 
Arkholme Chapel, 123 
Arlecdon, 188 
Ashdale, 222 
Ashton (Amounderness), 145 

,, (Lancaster), 125 

in Makerfield Chapel, 48 

,, -under- Lyne, 21, 22 

Church, 21 

Ashworth Chapel, 26 
Asley Chapel, 57 
Aspull, 64 
Atherton, 56 

Chapel, 56 
Aughton, 94, 95 

Church, 94 

,, (Lonsdale) 130 

( ) Chapel, 131 
Backford, 217 
Bacup, 1 68 
Badsea, 138 
Badsbury, 126, 132 
Baits, 246 

Balderston Chapel, 161 
Bamford, 26, 43 
Bare, 125 



Barnacre, 150 

Barrow (Old), 137 

Barton Chapel [Amounderness], 146 
Church [Eccles], 13 

Becconsale, no 

Bedford, 56 

Bedston, 215 

Bees, St., 221 

Benton, 15 

Bickerstaffe, 93 

Biggar, 136 

Billinge Chapel, 62 

Billington, 160 

Bilsborrow, 149 

Birch Chapel, u, 12, 13, 261 

Birtle, 26 

Bispham, 110-112 
Chapel, 151 

Blackburn, 158-161 

,, Church, 158 

,, Hundred, 158-170 

Blackley, 6, 257 

Chapel, 9, 10, 261 

Blackpool, 152 

Blackrod Chapel, 33, 34 

Blacon, 249 

Blawith Chapel, 140 

Bleasdale, 126 

Bold, 76 

Bollen, 177 

Bolton in Lonsdale, 220 

Bolton-le-Moors, 24,27,30-34, 188,195 
Church, 30 

Bolton-le- Sands, 129, 130 
,, Church, 129 

Bootle, 84 

Berwick, 12 1 

Boughton, 250 

Bowdon, 174 

Bradford, 6, 8 

Bradley Church, 219 

Bradshaw Chapel, 33 

Brathay, 139 

Bretherton, 109 

Bridget's, St. (Chester), 256 

Briercliffe, 166 

Brindle, 104, 105 
Chapel, 104 



264 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



Brockholes, 144 

Bromborough, 256 

Broughton, n, 142, 257, 258, 260, 

,, Chapel (Amounderness), 146 

,, Chapel (Lonsdale) 136 
Bryninge with Kellamergh, 154-156 
Bud worth, Little, 173 
Burnage, 258 
Burnley Chapel, 166 
Burrow, 119 
Burscough, 90 
Burton Wood Chapel, 52 
Bury, 38-45 

,, Church, 38 
Butterworth, 21 
Cabus, 150 
Cadley, 126 

Cadley, Great and Little, 251-255 
Cantsfield, 119 
Capernwray, 129 
Carlton, 151 
Cartmel, 141-143, 192 

Fell Chapel, 142, 193 

,, Church, 141, 192 
Castleton, 19, 174 

,, Church, 174 
Caton, 125 

,, Chapel, 126 
Catterall, 149 
Cawood, 123 

Charnock Richard, 98, 99 
Chatburne, 164 
Cheetham, 10, 12, 257 
Cheevely, 250 
Chelford, 256 
Chester, 223-245, 249 
Child wall, 66-70, 194, 195 

,, Church, 67 
Chipping, 169, 170, 196 

Church, 169, 248 
Chorley, 112-115 

,, Chapel, 112 
Chorlton, 258 

Chapel, 5, 11-13, 261 
Chowley, 254 
Church Kirk Chapel, 167 
Churchton Heath, 248 

Chapel, 248 
Clapham (York), 220 
Claughton (Amounderness), 149 

,, Church (Lonsdale), 119 
Clayden, 260 
Clayton, 102, 258 

,, -le-Dale, 160 

-le-Moors, 163 
Clevely, 129 
Clifton, 15, 1 6 

,, cum Pendlebury, 18 
,, Sal wick, 154 
Slitheroe Chapel, 165 
Cliviger, 164 



Cocken, 137 
Cockerham, 128-129 

Church, 128 

Cockey Chapel, 27 
Coddington, 254 
Collyhurst, 257 
Colne Chapel, 163 
Colt Park, 134 
Colton Chapel, 139 
Coniston, 139 

,, Chapel, 140 
Constablebooth, 167 
Copenhurst, 253 
Coppull, 98 

,, Chapel, 100 
Cottam, 145 
Cottingham, 202 
Coulthouse, 139 
Crawshaw Booth, 167 
Croft, 50 
Cronton, 77 

Crosby Magna Chapel, 85 
Croston, 108-115 

,, Church, 1 08 
Croughton, 249 
Crumpsall, 9, 10, 259 
Cuerden, 103 
Cuerdley, 77 
Culcheth Chapel, 50 
Dalepark, 139 
Dalton, 60, 211 

,, in Furness, 136-7 

,, ,, Church, 136 

Darwin, Nether, 150 
Deadwinclough, 168 
Dean, 14, 15, 24, 36-38 

,, Church, 1 6, 37 
Dendron Chapel, 134 
Denton, 258 

Chapel, 9, 12, 261 
Derby Chapel {see West Derby] 

Hundred, 46-96 
Didsbury, 13, 258 

Chapel, 11-13, 260 
Dil worth, 169, 199 
Ditton, 77 
Docker, 122 
Dodleston Rectory, 253 
Douglas Chapel, 116 
Downham Chapel, 165 
Downholland, 87 
Droylsden, 258 
Dutton, 169, 199 
Duxbury, 99 
Easingwold, 206 
Eastham Vicarage, 256 
Eccles, 6 

Church, 13, 1 6, 17 

Eccleston, 72, 115, 117, 246 

,, Church, 115 

Magna, 147 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



265 



Eccleston Parva, 154, 156 
Edenfield Chapel, 42, 44 
Egton, 140 
Ellel, 128 

Chapel, 129 
Ellenbrooke Chapel, 14, 38 
Elston, 145 
Elswick, 147 

Chapel, 148 
Euxton, 102 

,, Chapel, 102 
Everton, 83 
Failsworth, 6, 7, 258 
Fallowfield, 258 
Farington, 105 
Farleton, 124 
Farnworth Chapel, 75, 76 
Fearneshead, 54 
Fieldhead, 139 
Filly Close, 165 
Finstate, 139 
Fishwick, 144 
Flixton, 5, 14 

,, Church, 1 6, 17 
Flookburgh Chapel, 142, 193 
Formby, 82 

Chapel, 82 
Forton, 129 
Foulridge, 164 
Frankby, 255 
Freckleton, 154 
Fullwood, 125, 131-2 
Garstang, 132, 149-150 

,, Church, 149 
Chapel, 150 
Garston Chapel, 69 
Gayles, 21 1 
Glasson, 126 
Gleaston, 134 
Godley, 187 
Golborne, 49, 253 
Goodshaw Chapel, 168 
Goosnargh ,, 155 
Gorton, 6, 12, 258 

Chapel, 8, 9, 261 
Graithwaite, 139 
Greasby, 251, 255 
Greenhalgh, 154 
Greenlowe, 258 
Gressingham, 125 

Chapel, 127 
Grizedale, 139 
Grimsargh, 145 
Haigh, 60 
Haighton, 145 
Hale Chapel, 66 
Halsall, 86-88 

Church, 86 
Halton, 130-1 

,, Church, 130 
Hambleton, 148 



Hambleton Chapel, 156 

Hamer, 18 

Handley Rectory, 253 

Hapton, 163 

Hardhorne-cum-Newton, 157 

Harpurhey, 10 

Harwood, 160 

,, Chapel, 161 
Haslingden Chapel, 167 
Hattersley, 187 ' 
Haughton, 50, 258 
Haw coat, 136 
Hawkshead, 138-140 

,, Church, 138 

Haydock, 49 
Hayle Chapel, 195 
Heap, 42 
Heapey, 103 

Chapel, 103 
Heaton, 15, 258 

,, (Lonsdale), 125 

,, Norris, 9, n 
Hesketh, no 
Heyhouses, 164 
Heysham, 131 

Church, 131 
Heywood Chapel, 41, 42 
High Wray, 139 
Hindley Chapel, 61 
Holcombe Chapel, 44 
Holker, 142 
Holland, 60, 61 

,, Church, 60 
Hollingworth, 187 
Holmes, 100 

Chapel, 167 
Hoole (Much and Little), no, 115 

Church, 115 
Hop wood, 43 
Hormby Chapel, 123 
Horwick Chapel, 37 
Hothersall, 169, 199 
Houghton, 103 
Howick, 105 
Hulme, 5, 258 
Hundersfield, 18 
Huntington, 250 
Huyton, 75 

Church, 78 
Ightenhill Park, 166 
Ince, 63, 256 
Ingoll, 148 
Inskip, 147 
Irby, 251 
Ireby, 119 
Ireleth, 138 
Kellamergh, 156 
Kellet, Nether and Over, 129 

,, Over Chapel, 130 
Kenion, 48-9 
Kersal, 258 



266 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



Kersall, u 
Kersley, 15, 1 6 
Kinnerton, 253 
Kirby Chapel, 81, 207 
Hill, 211 
Ireleth, 135-6 

Chapel, 135 
Ravensworth, 21 1 
Rectory, 255 
West, 251 
Kirkdale, 83 
Kirkham, 153-156 

Church, 153 
Kirkmanshulme, 4, 6, 258 
Laighton, 255 
Lancaster, 125-128 

Church, 125 
Langho Chapel, 160 
Larbrick, 154-156 
Lathom, 91 

,, Hall Chapel, 91 
Law Chapel, 160 
Lawton, 251 
Lay ton, 151 
Lea, 145, 146, 248 
Ledsham, 252, 255, 258 
Leek Chapel, 119 
Leigh, 14 
Lever (Great), 24, 27 

(Little), 15, 16, 27, 30 
Leyland, 101-104 
Church, 101 
,, Hundred, 97-117 
Linacre, 84 
Lindale Chapel, 143 
Lindeth, 122 
Littleborough Chapel, 19 
Little Lever (see Lever) 

Woolton, 68 
Liverpool, 84 

Chapel, 84 

Livesay cum Tockholes, 159 
Llanbeblig, 172 

Church, 172 

Llangarthen, 171 
Longridge Chapel, 169 
Longton, 106 

,, Chapel, 1 06 
Lonsdale Hundred, 118-131 

,, north of the Sands, 131-143 
Lowick, 140 

Chapel, 161 
Lowton, 48, 49 
Lund Chapel, 146, 15$ 
Lydiate, 87 
Lytham, 156, 157 

Church, 156 1 
Maghull (or Male) Chapel, 87 
Manchester, 4-12, 257-261 
Church, 4, 257 
College, 4, 257 



gg, 1 
Marland, 43 
Martinscroft, 54 
Marton, 151 
Matley, 187 
Mawdesley, HO, 112 
Mearley, 164 

Medlar cum Wesharn, 154 
Mellin , 122-124 

,, & Church, 122 

Chapel, 86 
Mellor cum Eccleshill, 1 60 
Meols, Great, 251, 255 
Michael Le Wyre, St., 146-148 

Church, 146 

Middleton, 16, 23-27, 50 
,, Church, 23 

(Lonsdale), 125 
Midgehall, 126, 131 
Milnrow Chapel, 21 
Mitton, 165 
Moss Side, 258 
Moston, 10, 258, 260 
Mottram, 186 
Much Woolton, 68 
Myerscough, 126, 132 
Nantwich, 244, 245 
Nately, 150 
Neston Vicarage, 255 
Newbarrow, 137 
Newbiggin, 134 
Newchurch in Pendle Chapel, 168 

,, in Rossendale Chapel, 168 
New Forest, 211 
Newhall Hey Booth, 167 
Newland, 140, 165 
Newsham, 155, 211 
Newton, 136, 187, 213, 249, 251 

,, Chapel, 6-8, 10, 261 

Vicarage, 255 

(West Derby) Chapel, 47, 48 

,, (Lonsdale), 122 
New Town, 136 
Nibthwaite, 139 
Norbrecke, 151 
Northend, 137 
Northenden Rectory, 254 
North Scale, 137 
Nuthurst, 258 
Oakenhead Booth, 167 
Oldham Church, 22, 23 
Openshaw, 8 
Ordsall, 260 
Ormskirk, 89-94 

,, Church, 89 
Orrell, 62 
Osbaldeston, 159 
Osmonderley, 140 
Oswald's (St.), 251, 256 

Vicarage, 248 
Oswaldtwistle, 164 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



267 



Outwood, 1 6 

Over Darwen Chapel, 161 
Over in Edisbury, 218 
Overton, 125 

,, Chapel, 126 
Padiham Chapel, 164 
Parr, 74 

Patrick Brompton, 212 
Peasholmes, 136 
Pemberton, 64 
Pendle Forest, 168 
Pendleton (Blackburn), 164 

(Salford), 6 
Penketh, 77 
Pennington, 56 

,, (Lonsdale), 133 
Church, 133 

Penwortham, 105-107 

,, Church, 105 

Pilkington, 15 
Pilling Chapel, 150 
Pilsworth, 25, 26, 43 
Pleasington, 159 
Poulton-on-the-Fylde, 150, 151 

Church, 150 

,, -le-Sands, 125 

(West Derby), 54 
Prescot, 70-74, 75-9, 144-146 

,, Church, 144 
Prestwich, 14, 16, 24, 29, 44 

Church, 14, 15 
Quernmore, 125 
Raby, 255 

Radcliffe Church, 29 
Rainford Chapel, 78 
Rainhill, 72 
Rampside Chapel, 137 
Raskelf, 207 
Ravens worth, 211 
Rawcliffe, 147, 156 
Rawtenstallbooth, 167 
Read, 163 
Reddish, 9, n, 258 
Reedley Hollows, 166 
Ribbleton, 145 
Ribby-with-Wray, 154, 156 
Ribchester, 168-170, 197 
Church, 1 68 

Ringley Chapel, 14, 15, 38 
Rishton, 160 
Rivington, 34, 36 
Rixton and Glazbrook Chapel, 53 
Rochdale, 19, 26 

Church, 19 
Roeburndale, 124 
Roosebeck, 134 
Roseacre, 154, 156 
Rossecoate, 136 
Rossendale, 167 

,, Forest, 45 
Royton, 23 



Rufford Chapel, 1 10 
Rusholme, 258 
Rusland, 139 
St. Bees, 221 
,, Helen's Chapel, 73 
,, Michael Le Wyre, 146-148 
Salesbury, 160 
Salford, 4, 14, 257 

Chapel, 6, 260 

,, Hundred, 4-45 
Samlisbury Chapel, 160 
Sankey, 77, 195 
Santley, 195 
Satterthwaite, 139 

,, Chapel, 140 

Saughall, Great and Little, 252 
Saughton, 248, 250 
Saurey, 248, 250 
Scales, 134 

Scarisbrick Chapel, 92 
Scottforth, 125 
Scotton, 213 
Seathwaithe Chapel, 136 
Sephton, 85-86 

Church, 85 
Shaw, 16 

Chapel, 22, 23 
Shevington, 98 
Shire Side Chapel, 129 
Shotwick Rectory, 252, 256 
Silverdale, 121 
Simonstone, 163 
Singleton Chapel, 155 
Skelmersdale, 94 
Skelwith, 139 
Skerton, 125 
Slade, 258 
Slyne, 129 
Smithdon, 8 1 
Sollom, no 
Southend, 136 
South worth, 50 
Sowerbie, 147 
Spotland, 20, 21 
Stainton, 138 
Stalmine, 125, 132 

Chapel, 126 
Standish, 97, 101 

,, Church, 97 
Staveley Chapel, 139, 142 
Stockport Church, 9 
Stretford, 5, 259 

Chapel, 5, 261 
Stydd Church, 170 
Sunbrick, 134 
Sutton, 74 

Great and Little, 256 
Tarleton, no 
Tarnehole-hill, 139 
Tarniker, 147 
Tatham, 120 



268 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



Tatham Chapel, 120 
,, Church, 120 
Tetlow, ii, 257 
Thistleton, 154, 156 
Thornham, 24, 25 
Thornley, 170 
Thornton, 151, 255 

,, Steward, 214 
Threlfall Chapel, 155 
Thurstaston, 251 

,, Rectory, 254 
Thurnham, 125, 129 
Tintwistle, 187 
Tockholes, 139 

,, Chapel, 1 60 
Todmorden Chapel, 19, 2O 
Tonge, 15, 1 6 
Torrisholme, 125 
Torver, 140 
Tottington, 43-45 
Toxteth Park, 81, 125 

,, Chapel, 81, 126 
Trafford, 259 
Trawden, 164 
Treales, 154 
Tunstal, 118, 119 

Chapel, 118 
Tunstall, 168 
Turston, 164 
Turton Chapel, 32 
Twiston, 165 
Ulneswalton, 109 
Ulverston, 140-141 

Chapel, 140 
Urmston, 17 
Urswick, 138 

Church, 138 
Wallasey, 216 
Wallon, 142 
Walmesley Chapel, 32 
Walney Chapel, 137 
Walton-on-the-Hill, 81-85 

,, ,, Church, 8 1 

Warbrecke, 151 
Warrington, 51, 54, 195 
Church, 51 

Warton, 121-2 

,, (Amounderness), 156 
Church, 121 
Washton, 211 
Wastdale, 222 
Wavertree, 69 
Weeton-with-Preese, 156 
Welsh Whittle, 98 
Wennington, 123 
Wervin, 249, 256 
Westby-cum-Plumpton, 154, 156 



West Derby Hundred, 46-96 

Chapel, 83 
,, Leigh, 55-59 

Church, 55 
Westhoughton Chapel, 37, 38 
Weston, 245 
Weverham, 215 
Whalley, 161-168 

,, Church, 161 
Wharles, 154 
Wheatley, 170 
Wheelton, 103 

Whilpshire-cum-Dinkley, 160 
Whiston, 71 
Whitby, 256 

Whitechapel (see Threlfall) 
Whitewell Chapel, 168 
Whittington, 122 

,, Church, 122 

Whittingham, 155 
Whittle-le- Woods, 104 
Whitworth Chapel, 20, 21 
Widnes, 75 
Wigan, 59-65, 172 
,, Church, 59 
Willaston, 255 
Windhill, 134 
Windle, 72 
Winmarleigh, 150 
Winstanley, 62 
Win wick, 46-51 

,, Church, 46 
Wistaston, 245 
Wiswell, 164 
Withington, 12, 258 
Withnall, 103 
Witton, 159 
Wolfenden, 168 
Woodchurch, 245, 251 
Woodland Chapel, 136 
Wood-Plumpton, 146, 148, 149, 155 

Chapel, 148 
Woolston, 54 
Woolton, 68 
Worlestone, 245 
Worsley, 4 
Worstorn, 164 
Worthington, 98 
Wray, 124 
Wrayton, 123 
Wrightington, ill 
Wyersdale, 125 

,, Chapel, 126 

,, Lower, 129, 150 
Yealand Conyers, 121 
,, Redmayne, 121 



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INDEX OF NAMES. 



The names of Ministers are printed in italics. 



Ackars, John, 65, 75 

Richard, 75, 78 
Thomas, 75 
,, William, 78 
Acton, Captain, 244 
Adam, Mr., 217 
Adams, Richard, 49, 245 
Ainsworth, Richard, 158, 170 
Aldersey, John, 244 
Allen, Isaac, 14, 15, 54 
Allenson, George, 34, 97, 107 
Robert, 35, 99, 143 
Almond, Thomas, 205, 206 
Alte, William, 39, 40 
Amberiley, William, 243 
Ambrose, Ellis, 108 

,, Isaac, 140, 146 
, , Peter, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 76, 9 1 
Anderson, John, 239 

,, Robert, 206 
Anderton, Christopher, 13, 30, 31, 149 

Henry, 34 
James, 99, 102, 160, 188, 

191, 194 
,, John, 49 
Mr., 32-34, 36, 38, 102, 

138, 191 

Roger, 194 
,, Robert, 35 
,, Widow, 99 
Andrews, Ottiwell, 19, 28 
Angier, John, 13 
Ansden, Robert, 233 
Armitsteed, William, 157 
Arrowsmith, Gilbert, 52 

S?? r ' 54 

Widow, 74 
Ashall, Ralph, 34 
Ashburner, Richard, 133, 143 
Askcroft, Henry, 96 

James, 92 
John, 89, 96 

,, Richard, 107, 117 
Askew, Mr., 136 
Asmulls, Anthony, 23 
Aspden, John, 158, 170 
Aspinall, John, 86 

Samuel, 80, 88 



Aspinall, William, 87 
Ashton, Edmund, 14, 54 
Henry, 51 

James, I, 18, 65-67, 70, 96, 259 
,, Radcliffe, 186, 187 
Ralph, Sir, 187 
Aspinwall, Henry, 88 

Jerehiah, I, 3, 118, 124, 

125, 132, 133, 143, 144, 

149, 152, 157, 158, 170 

John, 89, 96 

Assheton, James, 4, 24, 28, 45-46, 80, 

88,97 

,, John, in, 186 
Asahton, John, 187 
,, Nicholas, 161 
Peter, 43 

Ralph, 23, 24, 27, 29, 1 86, 1 89 
,, William, 23, 24 
Astley, Richard, 46, 65 
Aston, Edward, 119 
Asworth, Robert, 43 
Atherton, Henry, 53 

John, i, 3, 46, 53, 57, 65, 

80, 92, 97, 107, 117 
John, Sir, 57, 58 
Mr., 53, 68 
Oliver, 89, 96 . 
Peter, 53, 68 
Richard, 52, 81, 88 
Thomas, 52 
William, 100 
Atkinson, Peter, 129 

,, Sir Roger, 141 
Aymor, Urcila, 241 
Aynsworth, George, 30 

John, 27 

Bacon, Nathan, 40 
Bagerley, William, 53 
Baily, Roger, 205 
Baldwin, Richard, 61, 63 
Ball, John, 226, 227, 238 
Ballard, Robert, 108 
Bamford, Edward, 43 

,, James, 43 
Bancks, Gilbert, 52 
John, 52 
Ralph, 144, 148 



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INDEX OF NAMES. 



Banks, Ralph, 78 
Bannels, George, 242 
Banner, James, 53 

John, 78 

,, William, 52 
Bannester, Christopher, 103, 104 
,, Henry, 112 
,, Richard, in 

Thomas, 108 
,, Widow, 100 
Barker, Edward, 236 

,, John, 66 
Barkley, Gawin, 92 
Barlowe, Alexander, I, 4, 18, 28, 46, 

65, 88, 97, 107 
Edmund, 25 
Edward, 25 
James, 26 
Richard, 26 
Robert, 25 
Widow, 25 
Barnard, Josiah, 161 
Barnes, Randle, 78 
Baron, John, loo 

,, Widow, 113 
Barrington, Sir John, 204 
Barrow, Henry, 46, 52, 65 

John, 73 

,, Ralph, 240 
,, Richard, 52, 78 
Barton, George, 93 
,, Henry, 91 
,, James, 52 
,, John, 91 
,, Thomas, 190 
,, Widow, 235 
,, William, 91 
Bates, James, 51 
Robert, 50 
,, William, 74 
Bath, Robert, 19 
Bavan, Mr., 239 
Bavaud, Alice, 244 
Bayley, John, 97, 107 
Baxter, Edward, 35, 99 

,, Thomas, 47 
Beck, Thomas, 237 
Bee, Stephen, 149, 152 
Beesley, Henry, 144, 148 
Michael, 65, 80 
Belfield, John, 26 
Bell, William, 75 
Bennett, George, 90 
Philip, 142 
,, Richard, 244 
,, Thomas, 238 
,, William, 240 
Benson, Richard, 13 
Bent, Ellen, 54 

,, Richard, 54 
Bentley, Arthur, 26 



Bentley, Michael, 27, 41 
Berliffe, John, 201 
Berwick, Edmund, 125, 132 
Beverley, Mr., 250 
Bibbie, William, 73 
Bickerstaffe, Percival, 94 
,, Robert, 89 

Bicursteth, Robert, 96 
Bimson, Nicholas, 108, ill 
Bindloss, ffrancis, 145 

Sir Robert, 122, 125, 149 
Birch, Thomas, 26, 46, 65, 88, 96, 97, 
107, 117 

,, Widow, 42 
Birchall, William, 46 
Birche, Thomas, I, 3, 4, 18, 28, 43, 45, 80 

John, 215 

Bircholl, Richard, 50 
Bispham, William, 65, 80 
Blackborne, Richard, 47, 97, 107 

,, Thomas, 48 

Blackleach, Richard, 35, 99 
Blackledge, Evan, 92 
,, James, 89 

Blacklowe, Anne, 25 
Blackmore, Richard, 80, 88 
Blackston, John, 108 
Bland, Brian, 118, 124 
Blinstone, Widow, 232 
Blomeley, Roger, 35 

,, Thomas, 19, 28 
,, William, 27 
Blundall, Nicholas, 194 
,, William, 194 
Boardman, Thomas, 15, 29 
Boare, John, 80 
Bold, Mr., 77 
Bolton, Edward, 158, 170 
Boome, Abraham, 215 
Booth, Ann, 6, 14 

George, 51 

Sir, 22, 182, 184, 185, 187 

Henry, 50 

,, Humphrey, 6, 14 

John, 50 

,, ,, Colonel, 187 

,, Richard, 41 

Roger, 25 
Bordman, Thomas, 45 
Bould, Peter, i, 158 
Boulton, Edward, 100 

Henry, 50 

,, Nicholas, 51 

,, Thomas, 68, 201 

,, William, 144, 148 

Boune, Abraham, 221 
Bourne, Elizabeth, 259 

,, Mary, 259 
Bowden, Richard, 63 
Bower (or Boare), John, 88 
Bowker, John, 114 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



2/1 



Bowling, Hugh, 102 
Braddyll, John, 186, 187 
Bradley, John, 41 
,, John, 41 
Peter, 34 

Bradry, J., 172-174, 176, 184-186- 
188, 192, 193, 195, 197, 
202, 206, 211-214, 223 
Bradshaw, Alexander, 190 
James, 59, 62-64 
James, 27 
John, i, 27, 33, 54 
Mr., 128 
Roger, 60 
Thomas, 19 
Braithwaite, 133, 143 
Bray, Nicholas, 147 
Breares, John, 34 

,, I,awrence, 164 
Breerely, James, 43 

Mr., 14 
Brere, Alexander, 91 
,, Thomas, 35, 36 
,, Thurstan, 100, 113 
Brereley, John, 151 
Brereton, Mr., 180, 181-183, 185 
Bretherton, John, 176 

Mr., 177-179 
Richard, 73 

,, Widow, 105, 106 

William, 108 
Bretter, Nehemiah, 81 
Brich, John, 78 

,, Thurstan, 78 
Briddocke, Thomas, 25 
Bridge, Mrs., 248 
Ralph, 42 
Bridgman, Dr., 59 

,, Sir Orlando, 24, 31 

Brindle, Hugh, 113 

,, James, 100, 113 
Brindles, Christopher, 35 

James, 35 

Briscoe, Michael, 32 
Bristowe, Richard, 236 
Bromilow, George, 54 
Thomas, 54 
Bromlowe, Lawrence, 190 
Brooke, Ellis, 37 
John, 142 
,, Mr., 201 
,, Peter, 30, 189, 191 
,, Widow, 30 
Broster, Mr., 238, 243 
Broughton, Henry, 25 
Brown, James, 34 
Mr., 8 

Robert, 34 
,, Thomas, 29, 45 
,, Thurstan, 175 
Brownbill, William, 68 



Brownelowe, Richard, 35 
Brownsword, William, 116 
Buckley, John, 24 
Buerdsall, Richard, 24 
Buller, George, 153, 157 
Burie, Edmund, 42, 43 
Burrows, Ralph, 242 
Burscough, Peter, 103 
Burton, Richard, 206 
,, Widow, 238 
Bus hell, Seth, 102 
Butterworth, Abraham, 43 
Bamet, 42 

,, Jonathan, 43 

Buydell, Richard, 54 
Byrom, William, 51 
Byron, Edmund, 24 

,, Sir John, 19, 20 
Byrour, Henry, 47 

,, William, 47 
Caley, Elizabeth, 208 
,, James, 208 
,, Thomas, 207 
Calvely, Sir Hugh, 250 
Lady, 248, 250 
Calvert, John, 128 

,, William,^ 129 
Camel ford, Gabriel, 142 
Carbery, Earl of, 171 
Care, John, 89 
Carne, Thomas, 122 
Carter, Henry, 93 
,, John, 25 
,, Lawrence, 30 
,, William, 25 
Cartmell, John, 149, 152 
Carus, Thomas, 130 
Castle Lawrence, 175 
Cawdrey, John, 108, 117 
Cayton, Robert, 125, 132 
Chadwick, Alexander, 43 
Alice, 43 
Charles, 43 
Edmund, 43 
Edward, 26 
Elizabeth, 41 
John, 26, 43 
Jonathan, 26 
Lawrence, 43 
Richard, 43 
Robert, 18, 28 
Thomas, 26, 43 
Chalienor, Thomas, 221 
Chamberlaine, Edward, 215, 221, 223 

Mr., 127, 130 

Chambers, Edward, 81, 88 
Champney, Francis, 133, 144 
Chantrell, John, 232 
Charles, Hugh, 94, in 
Charnock, John, 1 14 
,, Robert, 114 



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Charnock, Roger, 145 
,, Thurstan, 114 
,, Widow, 113 
Chatterton, Edmund, 4 
Cheetham, Adam, 10 

George, 29, 44 
,, Humphrey, 33 
,, John, 26 
,, Mr., 260 
Cheshire, George, 45 
Chester, Bishop of, passim 
Chew, William, 158, 170 
Chisnall, Edward, 101 
Cholmondley, Thomas, 218 
Chrichlowe, James, 160 
Clare, Dr., 82, 83 

Mrs., 82 

Clarkson, Thomas, 149, 152 
Clayton, Leonard, 159 

Thomas, 13 
Clearke, Richard, 54 
Clegg, James, 26 
Clifton, Cuthbert, 153 

Margaret, 153 

,, Mr., 154 

,, Thomas, 153, 156, 166, 167 
Coddington, Edward, 243 
Collenge, John, 25 
Coltgrave, Reeze, 227, 232 
Compton, Margaret, 220 
,, Richard, 220 
,, y Sir Henry, 129, 130, 230 
Constable, Thomas, 46, 65 
Constantine, Robert, 22 
Cook, Thomas, 105, 106 
Cop, Widow, 102 
Core, Francis, 19, 20 
Corles, Thomas, 47, 49 

William, 50, 54 
Cort, Edward, 118, 124 
Cottam, Elizabeth, 200 

John, 198 

Thomas, 198 
Cowdknoks, Widow, 236 
Cowdocke, Robert, 241 
Cowell, Richard, 201 
Cowley, John, 73 
Cowpe, Edward, 43 

Henry, 44 

Hugh, 114 

John, 29 
Cowper, George, 43 
,, Mr., 102 
Richard, 114 
Cowtrell, John, 237 
Crichlowe, James, 160 
Croft, Henry, 118, 124 

,, Nicholas, 52 
Crofton, Richard, 35, 99 

,, Widow, 99 
Croitchlowe, Edward, 114 



Croitchlowe, William, 102, 114 
Crompton, Adam, 27 

,, Henry, Sir, 126, 127 
James, 27 
Ralph, 25, 27 

,, Thomas, 27 

,, Thomas, 58 

William, 18, 28, 242 
Crooke, John, 133 

John, 153, 157 
Cropp, Robert, 73 
Cropper, John, 43, 45 

,, Richard, 43 

Robert, 43 

,, Thomas, 43 
Crosse, Richard, 80, 88 
Crossen, Brian, 237 
Crossley, Edward, 18, 28 
Croston, Richard, 113 

,, Widow, 113 
Croughton, William, 233 
Croxall, Richard, 72, 173, 174, 176, 187, 
188, 192, 193, 195, 197, 

202, 206, 211, 212, 213, 
214 

Cryer, Samttel, 175 

Cubham, i, 4, 18, 28, 46, 65, 80, 88, 

96, 97, 117 
Culcheth, John, 50 
Currer, Hugh, 196 
Dandry, Richard, 117 

,, William, 107, 117 
Dannell, Elizabeth, 68 
Darbishire, Henry, 78 
Darcey, Henry, 212 
James, 212, 213 
,, Mr., 212, 213 
Darewell, Richard, 240 
Davenport, John, 29 

Margaret, 29 

Davie, John, 228, 240 
,, Richard, 236 
William, 153, 157 
Dawney, Brian, 118, 124 
Day, Richard, 71, 72 
Dean, Thomas, 75, 227, 240 
Denny, Thomas, 126 
Derby, Earl of, 47, 61, 68, 73, 75, 
77-90,92,93,109,126,194 
,, James, Earl of, 109, 114 

William, 38, 90 
Deson, Robert, 240 
Devisse, Richard, 78 
Devonshire, William, Earl of, 105, 147 
Dewhurst, John, 158, 170, 197, 198 
,, Percival, 201 
,, Richard, 158, 170 
,, Robert, 168 
,, Thomas, 201 
,, William, 198 
Diccoson, Mr., 134 



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273 



Diccoson, Richard, 220 

,, Robert, 100 

,, William, 1 1 8, 124 
Dickenson, Robert, 125, 132 
Dickesson, John, 188 

,, Richard, 219 

Dickson, Richard, 43 
Dixon, John, 15 

,, Robert, 26 
Dobson, Christopher, 133, 143 
Dombell, Richard, 194 

,, Thomas, 50 
Done, Ann, 229, 230, 231, 234 
Doming, Jonathan, 54 
Downe, Roger, 194 
Dreffield, Thomas, 206 

,, Ursula, 206 

,, William, 206 
Drinckall, Mr., 120 
Drinckwater, Jo., 183 
Dry fie Id, Mr., 209 
Duckinfield, Richard, 93 
Dudell, Thomas, 197 
Dumbell, Mr., 47 
Dunbabin, John, 65, 80 
Duncalfe, Jo., 172-174, 176, 187, 192, 
193, i95 *97 202, 206, 
211-214 

Dunn, William, 89, 90 
Durneinge, Richard, 107, 117 
Dury, David, 8 
Dutton, Edward, 242 
Mr., 226 
,, Richard, 246 
Eaton, John, 177, 182 
Eccleston, Edward, 52 

,, Henry, in 

,, Thomas, in 
Eckarsell, Thomas, 29, 45 
Edger, Gyles, 62 
Edmundson, Christopher, 150 
Egerton, Mr., 17 
Peter, 16, 17 
Philip, 173 
Sir John, 173, 174 
,, Sir Rowland, 173, 174 
Ellenson, Robert, 133, 143 
Elletson, Mr., 195 
Ellison, David, 67 
Ellom, Thomas, 74 
Elston, Robert, 145 
Enescowes, William, 34 
Erie, Robert, 54 
Fairfax, Lord Thomas, I 
Farrington, Richard, 145 

,, Robert, 97, 107 

jfawcett, Thomas, 28 
Fazakerley, Edward, 80, 88 

Mr., 74 

Fearnehead, John, 54 
Felgate, Mr., 33 



Fenton, James, 26 
John, 43 
Richard, 43 
ffell, Richard, 153, 143 

,, Thomas, I 
ffetherston, Jane, 221, 222 
flinch, John, 97, 107 

,, Robert, in 
ffleming, Mr., 134, 136, 140 
jffktwoodi Edward, 154 

,, John, 102, 104-106 
,, Mariana, 158, 159 
,, Sir Paul, 151 
ffogg,John, 84 
fforshaw, John, 108, 117 
fforth, Hugh, 173 

,, Mr., 219 
fibster, Elizabeth, 233 
Hugh, 192 
Mr., 124 
Richard, 35 
Robert, 35, 100 



Roger, 30, 1 
Wid 



ow, 35 
William, 34 
ffoulkes, John, 235 
ffreckleton, Mr., 218 
ffrith, John, 114 
Fielden, Alexander, 35 
Finlow, Thomas, 242 
Fisher, James, 114 

,, John, 129 

,, Richard, 8 1 
Fitton, Abel, 43 

,, Edmund, 23, 25 

,, James, 43 
Fitzherbert, Anthony, 175 
,, John, 174 

,, Thomas, 174 

Fletcher, John, 234, 241 

,, Lawrence, 29, 41, 45 
,, Thomas, 30 
Fox, Thomas, 100 
Frances, Thomas, 34 
Fraunce, William, 49 
Frith, Widow, 54 
Furneis, Mr., 14 

,, Tobias, 40 
Gale, Thomas, 214 
Gamull, Sir Francis, 251 
Gandy, Thomas, 54 
Gardner, Robert, 133, 143 
Garner, William, 76 
Garnett, Widow, 51 
Garside, Richard, 10 
Gaskall, Thomas, 143 
Gaskin, John, 25, 259 

,, Lawrence, 24 
Gee, Edward, 116, 117 
Gerrard, Thomas, 63 
Gest, John, 57 



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Gibson, John, 141 
Gilbertson, John, 89, 96 
Gilbody, Robert, 167 

,, Thomas, 4, 18 
Gilliam, John, 417 
Gillibrand, Ralph, 57 
Gills, Richard, 66 
Girlington, Sir John, 118 
Glassier, Thomas, 253 
Glegg, Edward, 216 
,, William, 216 
Glest, Robert, I, 46, 65, 80, 88, 97, 

107, 117 
Glover, Mr., 255 

William, 65, 80 
Goddart, Myles, 23 
Godson, James, 74 
Goodens, Mr., 35 
Goodshaw, Thomas, 144, 148 
Goodwyn, Richard, 30 
Goore (or Goard), Thomas, 86 
Goose, John, 149, 152 

Peter, 224, 228, 229, 230, 232 
Goosnargh, Mr., 32 
Gorold, John, 43 
Gorsuch, James, 93 
Gorton, Robert, 34 
Gosnell, James, 32 
Goulden, John, 50 

,, William, 99 
Gradell, Ann, 108 
Grange, James, 52 
Greaves, James, 34 
Jennet, 68 
Richard, 68 
Green, Alexander, 35 
George, 35 
Mrs., 100 
Richard, 62 
Samuel, 26 
Greenhalgh, Gervis, 41 
James, 25 

John, 15, 37, 41, 44 
Raufe, 27 
Robert, 41, 74 
Widow, 27 
William, 29, 37 
Greenwood, John, 150 
Gregory, Charles, 196 

John, 44 
Grimshaw, William, 41 
Grinsdich, Thomas, 228, 247 
Gryffyn, Widow, 242 
Gryme, John, 44 
Roger, 44 
Hadfield, Ralph, 50 
Hadwen, Robert, 118, 124 
Haighe, Widow, 32 
Haleworth, Thomas, 113 
Hall, James, 24, 68 
Hallwood, Christopher, 243 



Hallywell, James, 18, 28 
,, John, in 
,, Robert, 107, 117 
Halsall, Cuthbert, 91 
,, Richard, 80, 88 
,, William, 91, 92 
Hamer, John, 43 

,, Samuel, 18, 28 
,, Thomas, 26 
Hancock, John, 230 
Joseph, 201 

Mr., 279 

Hardman, Geyles, 15 
,, Henry, 26 

James, 25, 26, 43 

,, John, 26 

Lawrence, 26 

,, Richard, 41 

,, Thomas, 26, 43 

Harefoot, George, 54 
Harpe, Henry, 239 
Harper, Henry, 251 
John, 30 
Mr., 191 
Sir John, 245 
Harris, Christopher, 196 
Mary, 196 
Mr., 196 
Harrison, Jane, 93 

John, 21, 22 
Joseph, 155 
Peter, 51 
Ralph, 49 

,, Richard, 108 
,, Roger, 144, 148 

Harsnett, Bartholomew, 108 
Harte, Henry, 29, 45 

,, William, 49 
Hartley, James, 44 

John, i, 4, 18, 28, 46, 80, 

97, 107, 260 
Harwood, Ellina, 206 

John, 170 

Haslome, Thomas, 27 
Hatton, Richard, 78 
Haworth, Charles, 259 

George, 45 
Grace, 43 
,, James, 26, 41, 43 
Mr., 196 
Robert, 43, 45 
,, Thomas, 41 
Haydock, Geyles, 97, 107 
,, Richard, 112 

Robert, 108 
,, Thurstan, 157 
Hayhurst, Bradley, 55, 56 
Heald, Peter, 24 
Heath, Robert, 209 
Heaton, Atherton, 34 
Ralph, 36 



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275 



Heaton, Richard, 25 

,, Thomas, 192 
Henton, William, 24 
Herle, Charles, 46, 49, 50 
Heskin, Katherine, 73 
Hest, Richard, 118, 124 
Hewitson, Richard, 125, 132 
Hey, Ellis, 50 

,, Samuel, 43 
Hey hurst, Edward, 201 
Henry, 197 
John, 197 
,, Richard, 200, 2OI 
Heyricke, Richard, 5, II 
Heysham, Geyles, 125, 132 
Heywood, Anthony, 24 
,, Edmund, 24, 26 
,, Edward, 43 
. John, 15, 26, 30 
,, Roger, 43 
,, Thomas, 23 
Hibbert, Henry, 187 
Hickman, Richard, 227 
Higginson, John, 149, 152 
Higham, Robert, 55 
Highfield, Richard, 34 
Higson, Robert, 54 
Hill, Henry, 91 
John, 47 
Mr., 91 
Thomas, 90 
Hilton, Adam, 27 

Christopher, 54 
Hugh, 25 
Mr., 36 
Nicholas, 35 
Hindley, Christopher, 169 
,, Robert, 62 
,, Roger, 62 
Kitchen, Thomas, 68 
Hitchinson, Richard, 43 
Hitchmouth, Anne, 70 

,, Widow, 194 

Hobkin, Christopher, 118 

,, Richard, 124 
Hodgson, John, 149, 152 

,, Thomas, 108 
Hodgkinson, Thomas, 100 
Hoghton, Sir Richard, 144, 148 
Holcroft, Geffrey, 50 

,, Sir Thomas, 215 
,, Thomas, 215 
Holden, Ralph, 38 

William, 38 
Holland, John, 81 

Ralph, 73 
Richard, 73 
Thomas, 16, 32 
,, Will'am, in, 261 
Hollingworth, Richard, 5, 1 1 
Holmes, Anthony, 27 



Holmes, Henry, 113, 125, 132 
Richard, 27 
,, Widow, 233 
,, William, 42 
Holt, Arthur, 43 

Edward, 23, 27, 42, 43 

,, Ellis, 27 

,, Francis, 26 

,, George, 41 

,, Mr., 170 

,, Peter, I, 3, 4, 18, 28, 45, 46, 65, 

80, 107 

Ralph, 41, 43 
Richard, 25, 27, 37, 38, 41 
,, Robert, 42 
,, Thomas, 29, 43, 45 
Homfryson, John, 48 
Hope, George, 211, 239 

,, Mr., 227, 229 
Hopwood, Abraham, 43 
Henry, 26 
,, John, 26 
Thomas, 43 
Home, Thomas, 65 
Horrobin, Henry, 78 

John, 35 

,, Thurstan, 78 
Horrocks, James, 24 
John, 164 
Mr., 37, 38 
Hough, Bartholomew, 108 

Ralph, 35 
,, Richard, 102 
Houghton, Randle, 52 
,, William, 73 
Hourne, Thomas, 80 
Howse, Fraunce, 50 
Howseman, Edmund, 125, 132 
Huggin, Thomas, 81, 128 
Hughes, Owen, 240 
Hull, George, 152 

John, 149, 152 
Hulme, Oates, 24 

,, W T illiam, 93 
Hulton, James, 43 

,, Richard, 18, 28 
Humphrey, Thomas, 231 
Hunt, William, 80 
Hurlston, Charles, 250 
,, Frances, 250 
,, John, 250 
Hurst, William, 74, 88 
Huson, Richard, 144, 148 
Hutton, Mr., 229, 231 
Hynd, Richard, 47 

,, Thomas, 125, 132 
Hyot, James, 109, no, 113, 115 
Ince, Nicholas, 226, 239, 241 
,, Mr., 230, 231 
,, Mrs. 241 
,, Widow, 238 



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INDEX OF NAMES. 



Ince, William, 229, 236, 238 
Ingham, Mr., 155 
Innman, William, 133, 143 
Ireland, George, 65, 80 

Gilbert, i, 31, 51, 52, 53, 54, 
66, 67, 78 

,, John, 240 

,, Mr., 195 

,, Sir Thomas, 51 
Isherwood, Francis, 29, 45 
Jackson, George, 4, 18 
Gilbert, 97, 107 

,, Henry, 97, 107 

,, James, 93 

,, John, 133 

,, Mr., 211 

,, Richard, 122 

,, Thomas, 108, 133, 143 
Jacques, Elizabeth, 207 
John, 207 

,, John, 130 

,, Sir Roger, 207 

,, William, 207 
Jamison, Hugh, 235 
Jenkinson, Thomas, 108, 117 
Jennings, Richard, 78 
Jenny, Henry, 127 
Jepson, Richard, 34 
foanes, Edmund, 13 

,, John, 13 

Johnson, Alexander, 146, 147 
John, 78, 81, 88 

,, Robert, 140 

,, Robert, 100 

,, Roger, 24 

,, Thomas, 35, 100 

,, Thomas, 86, 87 
Jolly, James, 35 

Mr., 226, 229, 245 

Thomas, 1 68 

William, 246 
Jones, Hugh, 243 

,, Samuel, 115 

,, William, 241 
Kay, Denis, 26 

,, Edmund, 24 

,, Francis, 26 

,, James, 26 

John, 18, 28, 41, 55 

,, Martin, 44 

,, Neville, 81-84 

Thomas, 24, 42 

,, Widow, 47 

William, 41, 44 
Kehle, Richard, I 
Kendrick, Henry, 65, 80 
Kenion, Peter, 46, 65 

,, Richard, 29, 47 
Roger, 165 

,, Thomas, 74 
Kidd,John, 85, 86 



Kidson, Mr., 124 
King, John, 170 

John, 196 

,, William, 244 
Kirby, Richard, 139 
Kirkham, Richard, 149, 152 
Kirkman, John, 1 8, 28 
Knipe, Elizabeth, 206 
Knott, James, 146 
Knowles, Benjamin, 41 
Laine (or Loine), Thomas, 68 
Laitus, Anthony, 135 
Lancaster, Ann, 75 

,, Duke of, 44 

Langley, James, 101 

Mr., 14 

,, William, 26, 42 
Lappage, Edward, 168 
Lapsmith, John, 108 
Larking, Edward, 71 
Lassells, Bryan, 255 
Lathome, Andrew, 39, 40 
,, Mr., 70, 195 
Paul, 97-99 
,, Peter, in 
Laurenson, George, 81 
Lawson, Thomas, 125, 133 
Lawton, Widow, 43 
Layton, Thomas, 233 
Leach, Alice, 43 

,, Peter, 26 

,, Robert, 43 

Widow, 43 
Leadbeater, John, 30 

,, William, 64 

Leake, John, 15, 119 
Leather, John, 177 
Leaver, Alexander, 189, 191 

,, Ralph, 112 

Robert, 35, 36 

,, Thomas, 30 
Lees, Henry, 26 

,, James, 34 

,, John, 23 

,, Robert, 34 
Leigh, John, 78, 235 

,, Mr., 228 

Mrs., 54 

Peter, Sir, 49, 119 

,, Ralph, 229, 230, 238 

,, William, 237 

,, William, 50 
Lenthall, William, I 
Lether, William, 54 
Ley, Lawrence, 75 
Leyland, Peter, 74 
,, Richard, 92 
,, Thurstan, 97, 107 
Linall, Humphrey, 244 
Linford, Holcroft, 51 
Linley, Thomas, 66 



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Lisle, John, I 
Lister, Hugh, 206 
Litherland, John, 54 

,, Matthew, 54 

Lives ay, James, 32 
John, 89, 96 
Peter, 26, 41 
Richard, 43 
Robert, 41 
Thomas, 18, 28 
Lloyd, Ann, 252 
David, 252 
,, Edward, 172 
,, John, 252 
Lockwood, George, 206 
Lomax, Edmund, 15 
Henry, 27 
,, James, 41 
Peter, 41 
,, Richard, 41 
,, Roger, 41 
Thomas, 27, 41 
Longroe, Henry, 73 
Longworth, Christopher, 191 
,, George, 191 

,, Thomas, 33 

,, Widow, 68 

Lord, Arthur, 43 
James, 43 
John, 43 
,, Widow, 43 
Lorkid, Margaret, 236 
Lowde, Edward, 158, 170 
Lowe, Hamlet, 41 
James, 47 
John, 41, 97, 107 
Matthew, 46 
Peter, 34, 65 
Ralph, 97, 107 
Robert, 97, 107 
Lowther, Sir Christopher, 221, 223 
Loynsdale, Robert, 4, 18 
Lumley, Mr., 150 
Lutwich, Stockett, 17 
Lynion, Mrs., 241 
Lynman, Widow, 239 
Lyon, George, 73 

John, 247, 257, 261 
Thomas, 46, 65, 73 
Maddock, Mr., 238 
Mader, John, 25 

,, Robert, 25 
Maist, Mr., 244 
Makand, Rauf, 27 
Makin, John, 14 
Makond, John, 42 
Maler, John, 4, 1 8 
Mallinson, John, 86 
Malloroy, Richard, 251 
Man, William, 65, 80 
Marcer, Henry, 43 



Marchden, Mr., 256 
Marcroft, John, 26 
Mare, William, 80 
Markland, Barnaby, 29, 43 
Marland, Cabel, 23 
Marsden, Robert, 165 
Marshall, Margaret, 94 
,, Nicholas, 138 
William, 126 
Marshe, Geyles, 38 
,, George, 38 
,, John, 76 
,, Thomas, 80 
,, William, 65, 78, 80 
Mason, John, 30 

,, Thomas, 30 
Massey, Sir William, 217 
Massie, Dr., 60 
Isabel, 54 
Richard, 53, 194 
,, William, 216, 217 
Mather, Geoffrey, 55 
,, Oliver, 100 
,, Thomas, 47, 50, 55 
Maudesley, Hector, 92 

Richard, 73, 93 

Robert, 1,4,18,28,46,65, 

80,88,97, 117 
,, William, 106 

Mauley, Elizabeth, 249 
George, 249 
,, Richard, 249 
Meadowcroft, Francis, 43 

John, 27, 41, 43 

Richard, 26, 27, 29, 41, 

43,45 
Thomas, 41 
Means, John, 94 
Meek, William, 6 
Mells, Mrs., 232 
Mercer, Edward, 239 

,, Richard, 240 
Thomas, 75 
William, 67 
Merecott, Mr., 255 
Meredith, Edward, 171 
Messon, Hemy, 239 
Michael, John, 228 
Middleton, Sir George, 121 
Miller, Thomas, 106 

William, 66 
Millington, Gilbert, 39, 42 
Milne, George, 26 

,, John, 26 

,, Jonathan, 26 
Milnes, George, 23 
Minshall, Ralph, 241 
Molsome, Hugh, 243 
Molyneux, Lord, 75, 95 
,, Thomas, 66 
Moncks, Richard, 34, 54 



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Mond, John, 24 

Moon, Alexander, 144, 148 

John, 144 

,, Robert, 144, 148 
Moore, John, i 

,, ,, Colonel, 95 

,, Myles, in 
Morecroft, Emanuel, 90 
Moreton, Doctor, 85 

Mrs., 85, 86 
,, Thomas, 206 
Morley, Lord, 120, 123, 124, 127 
Morres, Henry, 166 
Mort, Adam, 57, 58 
Moseley, Ann, 258 

,, Nicholas, 258 
Mosse, John, 80 
Munstarr, Henry, 254 
Mychall, Robert, 201 
Nabb, Rauf, 27 
Nailor, Edward, 46 

,, Thomas, 65, 80 

,, William, 65, 80 
Naylor, Edward, 65 
Widow, 54 
Neild, Henry, 4, 18 
Nelson, Hugh, 108 
Newport, Widow, 239 

Newton, , 23 

Nickson, Thomas, 144, 148 
Nightingale, Hugh, 35, 100 

Myles, 99 

,, Thomas, 100 

Norcott, William, 83 
Norcrosse, Richard, 201 
Norman, Thomas, 48, 49 
Norres, Alexander, 31 
George, 31, 117 

,, Mr., 195 

,, Robert, 66, 191 
Norris, George, 108, 189 

,, John, 41 

Mr., 195 

,, Robert, 66, 191 
Northus, Widow, 206 
Nuttall, James, 43 

,, Ralph, 35 

,, Richard, 41 

,, Thomas, 29, 41, 45 
Oakey, John, 31 
Odcrofte, John, 5 
Ogden, Richard, 24 

,, Thomas, 24 
Okell, Thomas, 46 
Olliverson, Henry, 93 
Orme, Henry, 65, 68, 80 
Ormshaw, Gabriel, 93 
Orrell, Thomas, 65, 80 
Osbaldeston, Richard, 158, 170 
,, Thomas, 103, 104 

Owen, William, 4, 18 



Oxcliffe, Robert, 1 18, 124 
Palmer, William, 204 
Parker, Ann, 211 
,, Edward, 196 
,, Giles, 211 

James, 108, 117 
John, 133, 143 
,, Widow, 114 
Parkinson, George, 131 
Parr, Edward, 149, 152 
,, John, 59 
,, Robert, 25 
, , Thurstan, 29, 45 
,, William, 74 
Pateson, William, 153, 157 
Patrickson, Anthony, 188 

Joseph, 188 
Thomas, 188 
William, 1 88 
Patterson, Joseph, 222 
Peak, Thurstan, 46, 65 
Pearson, John, 107 
Pegg, Edward, 175 
Peirson, Widow, 183, 184 
Pendlebury, Henry, 26, 37 
Pennington, Alexander, 108 
Gilbert, 62 

Jeffry, 34 

,, Sir John, 141 

,, William, 12 1 

Percivall, Roger, 50 
Perterson, Peter, 50 
Pigott, George, I, 3, 118, 124, 125, 132, 
133, 143, 144, 145, 152, 
157, 158, 170 
Pike, Margaret, 244 

,, Thomas, 29 
Pilkington, Adam, 4, 18 

Edward, 97, 107 
,, Hugh, 100 

Mr., 35 
Pincock, John, 97, 107 

Roger, 97, 107 
Platt, Humphrey, 65 

,, Ralph, 25 
Plombe, Thomas, 80 
Plumb, Thomas, 65 
Plyme, Widow, 242 
Pollard, Richard, 75 
Pollett,John, 21 

,, Thomas, 25 
Pool, John, 194 

Mr., 217, 238 
Pope, Richard, 35, 99 
Porter, Mr., 14 

,, Thomas, 155 
Postlethwaite, Thomas, 133, 143 
Potter, William, 75 
Potts, Edward, 73 
Prescott, Henry, 73 
Preston, Christopher, 193 



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279 



Preston, George, 193 
,, John, 134 

Sir, 136 
,, Mr., 141, 142 
,, Thomas, 193 
Prideaux, Edmond, i 
Prier, William, 68 
Probye, Randle, 233 
Pye, Thomas, 80, 88 
Quarles, Charles, 247, 257, 261 
Radcliffe, Alexander, Sir, 258 
Mary, 30 

Robert, 158 
Radley, William, 99 
Raines, Canon, 85 
Rainford, George, 73 

,, Roger, 35 
Ramsbottam, James, 45 

,, John, 41 

Raphson, Oliver, 50 
Ratcliffe, Christopher, 223 

,, Ralph, 197 
Rawling, William, 205 
Rawlinson, Robert, 133, 143 

,, William, 4, 18 

Rawsthorne, Richard, 30 
Read, George, 201 
,, James, 201 
Redferne, Gabriel, 26 
,, Martha, 26 
,, Thomas, 26 
Reede, George, 206 

John, 206 
Renford, John, 27 
Rew, Ann, 240 
Ribchester, William, 201 
Richards, Widow, 51 
Richardson, Edward, 260 
,, Thomas, 50 

,, Widow, 203 

Rigby, Alexander, 151 
,, Baron, 145, 150 
,, James, 167 
,, Joseph, Colonel, 34 
,, Thomas, 136 
Rivington, Thomas, 35, 100 
Roads, Abel, 25 
Robbins, Morris, 172 
Roberts, Edward, 237 

,, Elizabeth, 241 

Robinson, Edward, 228 
,, George, 241 
James, 108 
,, John, 46, 65 
Thomas, 227, 235 
William, 18, 153, 157, 236 
Robson, William, 206 
Rockley, Ann, 208 
Rooes, Widow, 242 

Rookeley, , 194 

Roscoe, Peter, 38 



Rothwell, James, 30 

,, Roger, 34, 38, 100 
,, Thomas, 34, 46, 65 
,, William, 34, 38, 100 
Roule, Ann, 150 

,, Richard, 141 
Rowe, James, 4, 18 
Rowlynson, Widow, 176 
Roydes, Robert, 20, 26 
Royle, James, 4, 18 
Rudall, George, 100 
Russell, Edward, 250 
,, Elizabeth, 250 
Ellen, 250 
Rycroft, Ellis, 35 

,, Roger, 34 
Ryding, Henry, 102, 114 

Roger, 108 
,, Thomas, 68 
Rydsdale, Mark, 205 
Rylie, James, 153, 157 
Saiers, John, 244 
Salkill, Thomas, 188, 221, 222 
Salthus, Richard, 157 
Sanders, Widow, 180 
Sanderson, Edmund, 27 

James, 27 
Sandifforth, Jo., 28 
Sawrie, John, 1,3,118,124,125,132,133, 
143,144,149,152,157,158,170 
Saxsmith, Mr., 78 
Scales, James, 203 
Scaresbricke, Thomas, 89, 96 
Scholefield, James, 26, 30 
John, 26 
Jonathan, 42 
Richard, 18, 28, 43 
Robert, 43 
Scholes, James, 24 
John, 24 
Richard, 24 
Robert, 18, 28 
Schoolcroft, James, 127 
Scoles, Abraham, 43 

,, Samuel, 43 
Scolfield, Richard, 28 
Scott, Myles, 52 
Scroope, John, 214 

Lord Thomas, 214 

Mr., 214 

Seddon, Henry, 29, 45 
Ralph, 15, 42 
Robert, 95 
,, Thomas, 81 
,, William, 105 

Seed, Edward, 200 
Hugh, 197 
,, John, 200 
Shakerley, Mr., 59 
Sharpies, George, 153, 157 
Jeffry, 201 



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Sharpies, John, 30 
,, Ralph, 30 

,, Richard, 30, 107, 117, 192 

Sharroks, James, 53 
Shaw, Thomas, 134 
Shawe, Adam, 46, 65 
Goorge, 35, 50 
,, Matthew, 50 
Peter, 35 
,, Robert, 36 
,, Samuel, 43 
Widow, 35 
Shellington, Widow, 236, 241 
Shepperd, James, 18, 26, 28 
Sherborne, John, 145, 197, 198 

Mr., 155 

,, Richard, 156, 198 

Sherdley, James, 107, 117 
Sherrington, Mr., 58 
Shuttleworth, Nicholas, 147 

,, Richard, 1, 1 18, 125, 132, 

144, 149, 152 

Silcocke, Henry, 149, 152 
Siddall, Henry, 30 
Simpson, Thomas, 113 
Skellitton, Robert, 235 
Slater, Henry, 51 

Mr., 241 
Smethurst, Francis, 25 
James, 25 
Oliver, 25 
Ralph, 42 
Richard, 43 
Richard, 1 60 
Thomas, 25, 41 
Smith, Ellen, 54 

,, George, 184, 1 86, 215, 221, 223 
Henry, 35 
James, 153, 157 
James, 57 
John, 123 
John, 27, 41, 118, 124 
,, Nicholas, 120 
Ralph, 25, 79 
,, Robert, 1 08, 117 
,, Sir Thomas, 227, 244 
,, Timothy, 79 
,, Thomas, 129 
,, William, 130 
Smyth, John, 43, 49 

Thomas, 29, 45 

Sompner, Richard, 89, 96 

Sorocold, Thomas, 4, 18 

,, Widow, 50 

William, 46, 65 
Soundiforth, Edward, 18, 28 
John, 19, 23, 28 
Southworth, Hugh, no 
,, John, 51 

,, Nicholas, in 

Richard, 153 



Sowerbutt, Arthur, 201 
Spakeman, Richard, 51 
,, William, 51 

Sparke, Robert, 242 
Spencer, George, 93 

,, Robert, 108 
Stainton, James, 133, 143 
Staire, Henry, 118, 124 
Standish, Mr., 35, 54, 98 

,, Richard, I, 4, 18, 28, 45, 46, 
65, 80, 88, 96, 97, 104, 107 
Stanley, Ferdinand, 26, 42 
,, John, 221, 222 
,, Mr., 228 
,, Sir Thomas, 90 
,, William, 216 
Stappleton, John, 219 

,, Sir Philip, 205 

Starkie, John, 44, 118, 125, 132, 149, 

152, 157, 158 
Leonard, 75 
,, Nicholas, 59 
Stillington, John, 212 
Stocks, William, 43 
Stones, Andrew, no, 115 
,, Thomas, no, 115 
,, William, 33 
Stopford, Thomas, 14 
Stopforth, John, 1 1 2 
Strange, Lord James, 109 
Streete, John, 25 
Strickland, John, 106 
Stringfellow, James, 52 

John, 52 

,, William, 52, 75 

Stott, Charles, 43 
,, George, 20 
,, James, 20 
Such, Henry, 93 
Sunderland, Countess of, 214 
Sutton, Henry, 75 
James, 25 
Swanne, John, 144, 148 
Swarbrick, John, 153, 157 
Swifte, Evan, 89, 96 
Swindelhurst, Richard, 196 
,, Robert, 196 

,, Thomas, 196 

Sykes, William, 205 
Syll, Mr., 127 
Symkinson, Henry, 118, 124 
Symms, Widow, 35, 100 
Symon, Richard, 25 

,, Robert, 23 
Tailor, Andrew, 73 

,, Henry, 54 
Talbot, John, 118 
Tapping, Mr., 179 

,, William, 46, 65 
Tarbocke, John, 74 
Tarbucke, Anne, 74 



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Tarleton, Edward, 67 
,, Thomas, 67 

Tarnot, Thomas, 41 
Tatlock, Ralph, 89, 96 
Taylor, Edward, 35, 144, 148 
,, Galbriel, 25 
,, George, 25, 34 
,, James, 24, 25 

John, 114 
Eobert, 18, 28 
,, Seth, 100 
,, Thomas, 24 
Thurstan, 35, 99 
Thornley, Robert, 242 
Thornton, William, 108, 125, 132 
Thoughton, Robert, 125, 132 
Ticknell, Robert, 50 
Tildesley, John, 37 
Mr., 58 

,, Sir Thomas, 57, 150, 154 
Tipping, Mr., 178, 184 
Toluson, John, 158 
Tomblinson, Richatd, 137 
Tompson, James, 153, 157 

Joseph, 85 

,, Richard, 107, 117, 206 
Tonge, George, 27 
,, Jonathan, 27 

Robert, 27 

Toppinge, Thomas, 26, 41 
Touluson, George, I, 118, 125, 133, 

144, 149 

Townson, Captain Clement, 196 
Trafford, Sir Edmund, 5 
,, Edmund, 259 

Sir Cecil, 5, 259 
,, Henry, 244 
Traves, Agnes, 56 

John, 74 

Travers, Dorothy, 40, 41, 42, 44 
Peter, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44 
Travice, Thomas, 52 
Travis, Mrs., 86, 87 

,, Peter, 86 
Tunstall, John, 73 
Turner, Brian, 205 
James, 205 
,, Nicholas, 34 
,, Richard, 34 
,, Robert, 80, 88 
Tyrer, Leonard, 74 

,, Robert, 73 
Unsworth, James, 27, 41 
Urmston, Richard, 55~59 
Vandred, Robert, 244 
Vaughan, John, 171 
,, Sir John, 171 
,, Richard, 254 
,, Richard, 171 
Vause, John, 35, 65, 76, 80 
,, Robert, 80 



Vause, Thomas, 66 
Vose, Robert, 80 
Wadsworth, William, 15 
Wainewright, Edward, 67 
,, Hugh, 67, ill 

Thomas, 75, 89 
William, 67 
Walker, James, 30 

John, 6, 7, 139 
Lawrence, 118, 124 
Peter, 30 
Richard, 30 
Richard, 121 
Roger, 30 

William, 5, 105, 163 
Wallan, John, 108, 117 

,, Mr., 140 
Walmersley, Mr., 36 
Walmisley, William, 158, 170 
Walsh, Mr., 113 
Walton, James, 9, 10, 234 

John, 82, 83 
Walwork, Edward, 260 
Walworth, Edmund, 15 
John, 8 1 
Nathan, 15 
Warburton, Elizabeth, 41 
Francis, 44 
Gilbert, 78 
John, 44 
Mr., 226 
Peter, 215 
Ward, William, 81, 83, 131, 158, 170 
Warden, Alice, 244 
Wardle, James, 25 
Wardleworth, James, 26 

,, William, 43 

Wardnes, Colonel, 232 
Waring, Henry, 113 

,, Thomas, 102 
Watkinson, William, 89 
Webb, William, 172, 174, 184, 197, 

202, 207, 208, 212, 213 
Webster, Henry, 74 
Hugh, 73 
,, Robert, 129 
Welch, Henry, 113 
,, John, 113 
,, Widow, 242 
Wells, John, 214 
Welshman, John, 242 
Peter, 238 
,, Thomas, 227 

,, William, 226, 237 

Werden, Mr., 228 

,, Widow, 106 
West, William, i, 118, 174, 125, 133, 

158, 170 

Westmore, Thomas, 125, 132 
Westhead, Richard, 71, 89, 96 
Wetherby, Anthony, 80, 88 

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Whalley, James, 158, 170 

,, ' Peniston, 153 
White, John, 68 

Peter, 157 
,, Robert, 147 
Whitefield, Ralph, 81 

,, Richard, 60 

Whitelock, Bulstock, I 
Whiteside, Richard, 157, 157 
Thomas, 153, 157 
Whittle, Adam, 27 

,, Andrew, 116 
Whittle w, Robert, 75 
Whitticar, Abel, 43 
Whit worth, John, 184, 1 86, 215, 221, 

223, 247, 258, 261 
William, 25 

Whitehead, Richard, 41 
,, Thomas, 131 

,, Thomas, 29, 45 

Whittaker, George, 165 
Whittingham, Thomas, i, 3, 118, 124, 
125, 132, 133, 144, 149, 

153, 157, 158, 170 
Widowes, John, 47 
Wigan, John, 13 

,, Richard, 108 
Wighburgh, Mr., 221 
Wilbraham, Sir Thomas, 254 
Wild, Edmund, 23 
,, Henry, 25 
Joseph, 23 
Robert, 25 
,, William, 23 
Wildbore, Dr., 150 
Wilding, Henry, 153, 157 

Peter, 108 
Wilkinson, Ellen, 242 
Geffrey, 52 
,, Henry, 149, 152 

John, 125 

,, William, 96, 205 

Williams, John, 234 
,, Nicholas, 234 

Richard, 227, 228, 234, 237 
,, Thomas, 233 
Williamson, Henry, 93 
Richard, 243 
Robert, 68 



Williamson, William, 61 
Willoughby, Mr., 214 

,, William, 214 

Wilmesley, George, 174, 175, 219 
Wilson, Edward, 118 

,, William, 81, 88 
Wintringham, George, 205 
Wirral, Mr., 180, 181, 185 
Wisewall, John, 194 
Withington, Robert, 90, 96 

,, William, 89 

Wolfenden, John, 43 
Wollaston, Sir John, 215 
Wood, Edmund, 200 
Francis, 4 
Jeremy, 158, 170 
John, 32, 114, 148 
Thomas, 41, 144 
William, 27, 54, 73 
Woodcock, James, 104 

,, Richard, 103, 107, 117 
Woodes, James, 48 
Woods, Gilbert, 52 
Woolmer, dward, 17 
Woolstonholme, John, 26 

,, Richard, 43 

Woosie, Nicholas, 89, 96 
Worr all, James, 94 
Worsley, Ralph, 4, 18 
,, Thomas, 52 
Worthington, Joseph, 35, 100 

Ralph, 34, 97, 107 
Robert, 92 

,, Thomas, 108 

Wrenall, William, 14 
Wright, James, 54 
John, 63 

John, 52, 239, 244 
Lawrence, 23 
Mr., 175 
William, 23 
Wrightington, Sir Edward, 90, 144 
Wrigley, James, 43 

,, John, 24, 43 
Wryde, Peter, 206 
Wyburgh, Mr., 222 
Yate, Edward, 89, 99 
Yates, Robert, 51 
William, 46, 65 



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