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A. W. WARD, ESQ., Litt.D., LL.D. 


J. JOSEPH JORDAN, ESQ., Warwick House, Heaton Norris, Stockport. 

CHARLES W. SUTTON, Esq., Free Reference Library, King Street, Manchester. 


1. That the Society shall be limited to three hundred and fifty members. 

2. That the Society shall consist of members being subscribers of one pound annually, such subscription 
to be paid in advance, on or before the day of general meeting in each year. The first general meeting to 
be held on the 23rd day of March, 1843, and the general meeting in each year afterwards on the first day 
of March, unless it fall on a Sunday, when some other day is to be named by the Council. 

3- That the affairs of the Society be conducted by a Council, consisting of a permanent President and 
Vice-President, and twelve other members, including a Treasurer and Secretary, all of whom shall be 
elected, the first two at the general meeting next after a vacancy shall occur, and the twelve other 
members at the general meeting annually. 

4. That the accounts of the receipts and expenditure of the Society be audited annually, by three 
auditors, to be elected at the general meeting ; and that any member who shall be one year in arrear of 
his subscription, shall no longer be considered as belonging to the Society. 

5. That every member not in arrear of his annual subscription, be entitled to a copy of each of the 
works published by the Society. 

6. That twenty copies of each work shall be allowed to the editor of the same, in addition to the one 
to which he may be entitled as a member. 



FIRST YEAR (1882-3). 

Vol. i. The Vicars of Rochdale. By the late Rev. Canon Raines, M.A., F.S.A. Edited by HENRY H. 

HOWORTH, F.S.A. Part I. pp. xiii. 200. 
Vol. 2. The Vicars of Rochdale. Part II. pp. 201-391. 
Vol. 3. Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories at Chester, with an Appendix of Abstracts of Wills 

now Lost or Destroyed. Transcribed by the late Rev. G. J. PiCCOPE, M.A. Edited by J. P. 

EARWAKER, M.A., F.S.A. //. x. 262. 

SECOND YEAR (1883-4). 

Vol. 4. The Catechisme, or a Christian Doctrine necessary for Children and Ignorant people, of Lawrence 
Vaux, 1574, sometime Warden of the Collegiate Church, Manchester. Edited by T. G. LAW, Esq., 
Signet Library, Edinburgh. //. ex. m. 

Vol. 5. The Rectors of Manchester, and the Wardens of the Collegiate Church of that Town. By the 
late Rev. F. R. RAINES, M.A. Edited by J. E. BAILEY, F.S.A. Part I. The Rectors ; Warden 
Huntingdon to Warden Chaderton. pp. xx. 100. 

Vol. 6. The Rectors of Manchester, and the Wardens of the Collegiate Church of that Town. Part II. 
Warden Dee to Warden Herbert, pp. 101-206. 

THIRD YEAR (1884-5). 

Vol. 7. The Old Church and School Libraries of Lancashire. W T ith Bibliographical and other Illustra- 
tions. By RICHARD COPLEY CHRISTIE. //. xiii. 215. 

Vol. 8. The History of the Parish of Poulton-le-Fylde. By HENRY FISHWICK, F.S.A. pp. 232. 

Vol. 9. The Coucher Book of Furness Abbey. Part I. The Furness Domains. Edited by the Rev. J. 
C. ATKINSON, M.A. pp. 260. 

FOURTH YEAR (1885-6). 

Vol. 10. The History of the Parish of Bispham. By HENRY FISHWICK, F.S.A. pp. 143. 

Vol. ii. The Coucher Book of Furness Abbey. Part II. Edited by the Rev. J. C. ATKINSON, M.A. 
pp. 261-536. 

V01 ' 08 Thg Cr sby Records - Edit ed by the Rev. T. E. GIBSON and the late Bishop Goss. //. xxvi. 

FIFTH YEAR (1886-7). 

^ bliography of the Works Writte n and Edited by Dr. Worthington. By R. C. CHRISTIE. 

Vol. 14. The Coucher Book of Furness Abbey. Part III. Edited by the Rev. T. C. ATKINSON, D.C.L. 
pp. Ix. 537-728. (Conclusion.) 

VOI 'UDM ThC HiSt017 f - the Church and Manor of Wigan. Part I. By the Hon. and Rev. CANON 
DRIOGCMAN. pp. vn. l8o. 

List oj Publications New Series. 3 

SIXTH YEAR (1887-8). 

Vol. 16. The History of the Church and Manor of Wigan. Part II. By the Hon. and Rev. CANON 

BRIDGEMAN. pp. 181-460. 
Vol. 17. The History of the Church and Manor of Wigan. Part III. By the Hon. and Rev. CANON 

BRIDGEMAN. pp. 461-684. 

Vol. 1 8. The History of the Church and Manor of Wigan. Part IV. By the Hon. and Rev. CANON 
BRIDGEMAN. pp. 685-836. (Conclusion.) 

SEVENTH YEAR (1888-9). 

Vol. 19. Correspondence of Edward, Third Earl of Derby, during the years 24 to 31 Henry VIII. Edited 
by T. NORTHCOTE TOLLER, M.A. pp. xxvi. 138. 

Vol. 20. The Minutes of the Manchester Presbyterian Classis, 1646-1660. Part I. Edited by WM. A. 
SHAW, M.A. //. cxli. 82. 

Vol. 21. Lives of the Fellows of the College of Manchester. Part I. By the late F. R. Raines, M.A. 
Edited by FRANK RENAUD, M.D. pp. xiv. 210. 

EIGHTH YEAR (1889-90). 

Vol. 22. The Minutes of the Manchester Presbyterian Classis, 1646-1660. Part II. Edited by WM. A. 
SHAW, M.A. pp. 83-281. 

Vol. 23. Lives of the Fellows of the College of Manchester. Part II. By the late F. R. Raines, M.A. 
Edited by FRANK RENAUD, M.D. With two illustrations, pp. 211-398. 

NINTH YEAR (1890-91). 

Vol. 24. The Minutes of the Manchester Presbyterian Classis, 1646-1660. Part III. Edited by WM. A. 
SHAW, M.A. pp. 283-464. (Conclusion.) 

Vol 25. The History of the Parish of St. Michaels-on-Wyre. By HENRY FISHWICK, F.S.A. pp. 268. 

TENTH YEAR (1891-2). 

Vol. 26. Materials for the History of the Church of Lancaster. Part I. Edited by W. O. ROPER. 
pp. 257. 

Vol. 27. Notes on the Churches of Lancashire. By the late Sir Stephen Glynne. Edited by Rev. CANON 
ATKINSON, pp vii. 127. 

ELEVENTH YEAR (1892-3). 

Vol. 28. Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories at Chester, 1572 to 1696; with an Appendix of 
Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories proved at York or Richmond, 1542 to 1649. Edited 
by J. P. EARWAKER, M.A., F.S.A. pp. x. 252. 

Vol. 29. The Poems of John Byrom. Edited by A. W. WARD, LiTT.D., HON. LL.D. Vol. I., 
Miscellaneous Poems, Part I. pp. xxxi. 264. 

4 List of Publications New Series. 

TWELFTH YEAR (1893-4). 

Vol. 30. The Poems of John Byrom. Edited by A. W. WARD, LiTT.D., HON. LL.D. Vol. I., 

Miscellaneous Poems, Part II. pp. 265-603. 
Vol. 31. Materials for the History of the Church of Lancaster. Part II. Edited by W. O. ROPER. 

PP. 259-529. 


Vol. 32. Notes on the Churches of Cheshire. . By the late Sir Stephen Glynne. Edited by REV. CANON 

ATKINSON. //. iv. 152. 
Vol. 33. The Note Book of the Rev. Thomas Jolly, with Extracts from the Church Book of Altham and 

Wymondhouses. Edited by HENRY FlSH WICK, F. S. A. pp. xxxii. 261. (Three plates.) 


Vol.34. The Poems of John Byrom. Edited by A. W. WARD, LiTT.D., HON. LL.D. Vol. II., 
Sacred Poems, Part I. pp. 344. 

Vol. 35. The Poems of John Byrom. Edited by A. W. WARD, LITT.D., HON. LL.D. Vol. II., 
Sacred Poems, Part II. pp. 345-676. 


Vol. 36. The Minutes of the Bury Presbyterian Classis, 1647-1657. Part I. Edited by WM. A. 
SHAW, M.A. //. iii. 136. 

Vol. 37. Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories. Edited by J. PAUL RYLANDS, F.S.A. 
pp. viii. 167. 


Vol. 38. The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey. Vol. I. Part I. Printed from the Original in the 
possession of Thomas Brooke, F.S.A., of Armitage Bridge, near Huddersfield. Transcribed and 
Edited by WILLIAM FARRER. //. xxiv. 160. 

Vol. 39. The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey. Vol. I. Part II. pp. 161-336. 


Vol. 40. The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey. Vol. II. Part I. pp. 337-530. 
Vol. 41. The Minutes of the Bury Presbyterian Classis, 1647-1657. Part II. pp. 137-280. 
Vol. 42. A History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford, in Manchester Parish. Vol. I. Edited by 
H. T. CROFTON. //. viii. 276. (Sixteen Illustrations.) 

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Preface v.-viii. 

Topography 1-46 

Church and Clergy 47~95 

Extracts from the Minutes of the Manchester Classis 96-102 

Parish Officials 103-119 

Church Registers 1 20-2 1 5 

Tombstones in the Old Chapel-Yard 216-224 

Wills Proved at Chester, 1545-1780 225-233 

Index 234-276 


Churchwardens' Accounts; Manorial Records to 1733; 
Trafford Tenancies, i7cS2 ; Manorial Records from 1782 ; 
Vestry Minutes, 1836-1870; Miscellaneous History; 
Places ; Eminent Families and Persons ; The Trafford Crest ; 
Appendix of Deeds. 


The late Rev. John Booker, M.A., F.S.A FRONTISPIECE. 

The late John Eglington Bailey, Esq., F.S.A facing page vii 

Map of Stretford Township (taken from Johnson's Map of Man- 
chester Parish, 1820) facing page i 

Barfoot Bridge and Crossford Bridge 13 

Crossford Tollbar and Old Cock Inn 15 

Cuthole Bridge (two views) and Eye Platt New Bridge ,, 27 


Portrait of the Duke of Bridgwater facing page 29 

Mersey Breach, 1799 " 33 

Breach in the River Bank, 1892 35 

The Old Chapel (from a lithograph) 73 

The late Rev. Robinson Elsdale, D.D 79 

The late Rev. Joseph Clarke, M. A 81 

The Parish Church (two views) 83 

Rev. Dudley Hart, M.A ,, 85 

Volume II. will contain a Series of eleven maps showing the Trafford 
Estates in Stretford in 1782. 

Volume III. will contain views of the Great Stone and Crosses 
elsewhere, Trafford Old Hall, and various old Cottages, &c., besides 
portraits of the Trafford family, Mr. John Rylands, and other eminent 


Page 13, line 20, for " December, 1763," read " December 6, 1753." 
ii .25, for "1764" read " 1754." 

35 l S'f or "i n ^e Spring of 1893" read "on October 15, 1892." 
,, 211, after I7th line, insert "BAPTISMS." 
,, 218, line 12, for " 1806" read " 1800." 


"^ I ^HERE are counted in this shire beside very many 
X Chappells, Parishes 36, and no more : but those 
wonderfull populous, and which for multitude of inhabi- 
tants, farre exceed the greatest parishes elsewhere." 
(Camden's Britannia, ed. 1610, p. 758.) 

The late Rev. JOHN BOOKER, in 1852, when he was 
Curate of Prestwich, published Memorials of the Church 
in Prestwich, and in 1854 a History of the Ancient Chapel 
of Blackley in Manchester Parish. These were followed 
in 1855 by the publication of his History of the Ancient 
Chapel of Denton in Manchester Parish, in the second 
volume of Chetham Miscellanies and the thirty-seventh 
volume of this Society. In 1857 his History of the 
A ncient Chapels of Didsbury and Chorlton in Manchester 
Parish appeared as the Society's forty-second volume, 
and in 1859 his History of Birch Chapel as vol. forty- 
seven. Mr. Booker had intended to add in due course 
Histories of the remaining Chapelries within the old 
Parish of Manchester. 

In 1858, however, after his marriage to the daughter 
of the first Bishop of Manchester, he accepted the curacy 
of Ashurst in Kent, which he resigned in 1859 for a 
curacy at Litcham in Norfolk, where he stayed till 1862, 

vi Preface. 

when he moved to Sevenoaks, and in 1863 became Vicar 
of Benhilton, near Sutton, in Surrey, where he died in 
1897. His portrait is given by Mrs. Booker's permission. 

His departure from Manchester deprived the Society 
of the completion of the Series of his much-valued local 

The late Rev. JOSEPH CLARKE had during his ministry 
at Stretford, first as locum tenens from 1837 to 1850, and 
afterwards as Rector from 1850 till his death in 1860, 
collected a large quarto volume of notes relating to the 
History of that Church and Township, or Parish, prefaced 
by a statement that his wish was, under the kind encourage- 
ment of the Bishop of the Diocese (]AMES PRINCE LEE), 
to rescue from oblivion the facts and circumstances con- 
nected with the Chapel of Stretford, to record those 
which had occurred during his own ministry, and to pre- 
sent the whole to his successors, with the request that 
they would carry on what had been thus begun, so as to 
preserve a continued history. On his death he bequea- 
thed the volume to Bishop Lee, under a promise from 
that prelate that it should be published, and prior to 1886 
it had been for many years in the hands of the late Mr. 
JAMES CROSTON, F.S.A., for that purpose, and had long 
been on this Society's List of intended publications. Mr. 
Croston, in 1886, not then being able to prosecute the 
task, on account of his health and other engagements, 
relinquished it in favour of the late Mr. DAVID KELLY of 
Stretford, who had the promise of assistance from the late 
Mr. JOHN EGLINGTON BAILEY, F.S.A., who also was then 

Author of 'Old Stretford.' 

Preface. vii 

resident at Stretford. In announcing this in their Report 
for 1886 the Society's Council anticipated that the volume 
would prove a welcome addition to our local history, and 
they stated that of the Manchester Chapelries there would 
then only be left for compilation the Histories of Salford 
and Newton. The latter has been undertaken by the 
Rev. ERNEST F. LETTS, M.A., and after the deaths of 
Mr. Bailey and Mr. Kelly, the task of editing the materials 
collected for the History of Stretford was with great mis- 
giving taken up by the present writer, who found that 
very little progress had been made since Mr. Clarke's 
death, unless the publication by Mr. Bailey in 1878 of a 
Lecture by him, entitled Old Slretford, is to be taken as 
some advance. No other attempt had apparently been 
made to arrange and digest the materials collected by Mr. 
Clarke, and the Editor desires to acknowledge in the 
fullest manner the use he has made of the information 
contained in Mr. Bailey's " Lecture." 

In arranging his materials the Editor has endeavoured 
to observe the natural order of a place's history, first 
treating of its natural features, and then of those due to 
its inhabitants, giving the first place to the Church, its 
ministers and officers, and then passing to other places 
and persons. It has been his aim to let the records tell 
their own tale, with a minimum of words of his own to 
knit them together. 

Besides acknowledging the freest use of the materials 
compiled by Mr. Clarke, Mr. Bailey, and Mr. Kelly, the 
editor desires to express his thanks to the Rev. DUDLEY 


HART, M. A., the present Rector of Stretford ; to Mr. C. 
W. SUTTON, the ever courteous and accomplished Libra- 
rian of the Manchester Free Library ; to the Right 
Reverend Monsignor C. J. GADD, Vicar General and 
Protonotary Apostolic; Mr. HENRY TAYLOR, Mr. JOHN 
SON, and many other kind friends, for help in various 

With regard to the illustrations for the three volumes, 
the Editor's thanks are due to some of his friends already 
named, and amongst others to Sir H. F. de TRAFFORD, 
the well-known Artist and Photographer, of Stretford. 

The illustrations are chiefly collotypes, prepared and 
printed by Messrs. MORGAN AND KIDD, of Richmond, 
Surrey, from plates made by Mr. HARRY WADE, of Man- 
chester; the portrait of the late Mr. John Rylands for 
Vol. III. is an autogravure by GOUPIL AND Co., and 
three Trafford portraits for that Vol. are by the AUTO- 
TYPE Co., London. 

H. T. C. 


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Hnctent Cbapel of Stretforfc. 

OTRETFORD township lies two miles south-west of Man- 
O Chester, and contains 3,254^ 3r. 33 p. (Ordnance Survey.) 
It is bounded on the north .by the river Irwell, the course of 
which has been diverted by the Manchester Ship Canal, and 
the central line of the canal has become part of the township 
boundary. On the north-east Stretford adjoins the township of 
Hulme, the boundary being the Cornbrook. From the junction 
of Cornbrook Street with Moss Lane West, the boundary runs 
south-westwardly along Moss Lane West and Upper Chorlton 
Road, with breaks between Wood Road and Seymour Grove, 
and is bounded for the greater portion of that length by the 
Moss Side township, which, from Wood Road, Whalley Range, 
gives place to the township of Withington as far as the westerly 
side of the Manley Park estate, where it is bounded by the 
township of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. From Seymour Grove the 
boundary line runs westwardly across the railway and past Firs 
Farm to the grounds belonging to Longford Hall. This portion 
crosses the swamp, or lache, called Marsleach or Menshellach. 
The township includes Longford Hall and grounds, which extend 
south-westwardly to Edge Lane. Crossing that lane the boun- 
dary runs south-westwardly to the east of Turn moss, till it 
meets the Chorlton brook, then turns westwardly along that 


2 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

brook to its junction with the river Mersey, 1 and follows that 
river down for about a mile and a half, as far as the westerly 
end of the Sewage Farm of the Stretford Council. At this 
point the boundary turns northwardly, having the township of 
Urmston on the west, and crosses Annett's, or Hennett's, moss, 
then Urmston Lane, and so forwards across Barton Lane and 
the Bridgwater Canal. Between that canal and the Manches- 
ter Ship Canal it follows the north-westerly side of Stretford 
moss, which is within Trafford Park. 

The township is singularly flat and devoid of natural water- 
courses. It lies, as has been stated already, between two rivers, 
the Irwell and Mersey. Within the township limits a small and 
short stream ran from Stretford moss into the Irwell, and another 
small stream drained the lowlying north-east corner, between 
Trafford Old Hall and the river, flowing from near Pomona 
Gardens to Throstle Nest. The Cornbrook formed the northerly 
boundary, and the line which divided Stretford from Moss Side 
was that of a stream which took its rise near the Alexandra 
Road entrance to the Alexandra Park, and skirted the southern 
side of Jackson's moss, which now forms part of Whalley Range, 
and then turned north-east, following the line of Upper Chorlton 
Road to Brook's Bar, whence it ran into the Cornbrook. 

The township is bisected by the Longford brook, which crosses 
the grounds of Longford House, or Hall, and dips near Chester 
Road under the Bridgwater Canal, a little to the east of Long- 
ford bridge. This stream it is said was utilised by the engineer 

1 In vol. ii. pp. 277, 305, of Harland's Mamecestre (Chetham Society, vol. Ivi.) the 
boundaries of the lower bailiwick of the Barony of Manchester, c. 1322, are given. 
The boundary from near Stockport is as follows : "And then following the Mersey 
[westwardly] up to Stretford broke [now called Chorlton brook], and from thence 
following the bounds between Stretford and Chollerton, which is a member of Wyth- 
ington [manor], up to Menshellach, and following that up to Whittentonclou, and 
from thence going between Withington clou and Trafford up to the bounds of Chorl- 
ton, and following that between Chorlton and Trafford up to the Cornbroke, and 
following that [brook] between the Manor of Hulme near Alport and Trafford up to 
the middle of the river IrweL" (See also Old South East Lancashire, p. 135.) 

History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretf or d. 3 

of the Bridgwater Canal as a feeder, for which purpose the Chorl- 
ton brook was dammed near the Dog House farm, above Alexan- 
dra Park station, and an artificial channel was formed to the head 
of the Longford brook, which was close at hand. The rest of the 
land was drained by a system of ditches connected with the 
brooks. The only other natural stream is the Ousel, 1 or Kicketty 
brook, which runs from Turn moss towards the river Mersey, 
and was in the nineteenth century embanked and utilised for 
receiving the overflow from the Mersey under the name of the 
Overflow River, or New River Channel. An ultimate tributary 
of the Ousel brook on the west side of Chester Road, or Watling 
Street, is known as the Kicketty brook, and is siphoned under 
the overflow river. 

Before the river Irwell was first rendered navigable, there was 
perhaps a ford across it near and a little above the Ship Canal 
swing bridge, at the place which was formerly called Throstle 
Nest, where the river made a rather sharp bend, with the usual 
result of forming a shoal. This ford, if it existed, was obliterated 
about a century and a half ago, when the first weir and locks 
were constructed for the Irwell Navigation. A ferry was estab- 
lished in its place, and continued more or less in use until 1878, 
when a bridge was built at the joint expense of the Salford Cor- 
poration and the Stretford Local Board, and that bridge was 
later on supplemented by the present swing bridge across the 
Ship Canal. 

The village and township of Stretford, however, do not derive 
their names from any natural feature, but from the existence of 
the great Roman, or Romanised British, road called the Watling 
Street, running from Chester to Manchester, and locally called 
Chester Street, or Cross Street, which traversed the township from 
near the south-west corner to the north-east corner. This "Street" 
crossed the Mersey by a " ford " called " Street-ford " and Cross- 

1 Ousel appears to reflect a place-name which in 1782 was spelt Housel, and in 
1701 House hill, and the place so named was near Hillam, by New Croft, in Urmston, 
which signifies the Hill ham, hamlet, or village. 

4 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

ford, otherwise Cross-ferry. These two latter names, as well as 
" Cross Street," which is met with in the Stretford Register as 
early as 1608 as the name of Sale, on the opposite side of the 
river, are probably due to the former conjectural existence of 
crosses to mark the road during the frequent flooding of the 
low land between Sale and Stretford. The intervening half-mile 
was very apt to be flooded before the river course was trained 
between its present lofty embankments, and before the heavy 
rainfall on the Derbyshire hills was impounded by various 
manufactories along the course of the tributary streams which 
at Stockport unite and become known as the Mersey. The 
gigantic waterworks of the Manchester and other Corporations 
at Woodhead and elsewhere have also greatly aided in regu- 
lating the flow of the river, so that it is difficult now to picture 
the terrible dangers of this part of the road in former times. 
The river used then beyond doubt to rise suddenly and spread 
out widely, and most likely had no very permanent or definite 
channel. Indeed the term " Cheshire Waters " was as often 
used as Mersey river, and the embankments were styled " water 

Reverting to the Roman or Romanised road called Chester 
or Watling Street, in November, 1885, Mr. George Esdaile 
informed the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society that 
in making a sewer a few months previously to the south of the 
Dog and Partridge Inn, and nearly opposite the Great Stone, a 
section of the Chester Road had been exposed to view, and 
showed beneath the present macadam, at three feet six inches 
below the present surface, a boulder road, below which, at six 
feet six inches below the surface, was a wattle road of brush- 
wood, laid upon the sand and covered by ling and gorse, with a 
ditch on each side. (Vol. iii. p. 262 ; vol. v. p. 293.) 

Mr. George Esdaile at the same time endeavoured, unsuccess- 
fully it was thought, to prove that the Romans had a camp at 
Stretford, that Chester Road, otherwise Watling Street, was the 
via principal**, and that one-third of the camp lay on the north 

History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 5 

side of the road, and extended about 250 yards from the road, 
and that two-thirds lay on the south side, " as indicated by a foot- 
path which at one time led at right angles from that road in a 
straight line for 400 yards, almost up to Edge House, but curved 
to the west to continue for some distance before joining Haw- 
thorn Lane." Mr. Esdaile adduced evidence that Brindley had 
utilised, in the construction of the Bridgwater Canal, enormous 
quantities of worked stone, " which could only have been made 
for some massive work, such as the walls of a camp would re- 
quire for doorways and gates." Mr. Esdaile also stated that 
during a recent reconstruction of the canal bank near Water 
Meetings, a large tile was found, measuring twenty-three inches 
square by three inches thick, with an inscription, of which the 
workmen, who reburied it near where it was found, could only 
read L E G, and the rest was not understood by them. " There 
have been numerous finds of thin bricks, and of a sewer, which 
might be that which ran down the Via Praetoria from the Vale- 
tudinarium. This sewer was also made of thin bricks, and only 
a part of it was undisturbed where the foundations of a new 
house intersected it." (Op. cit., vol. iii. p. 262.) 

In December, 1885, Mr - Esdaile exhibited to the Society the 
stopper of a Roman urn, the stopper having been found at 
Stretford. (Op. cit., vol. iii. p. 269.) 

Mr. Esdaile seems to have been haunted by the ghost of the 
mythical Roman station, Fines Maxima et Flavicz, as imagined 
by Charles Julius Bertram of Copenhagen, who hoaxed Dr. 
Stukeley into believing in the forgery called " The Itinerary of 
Richard of Cirencester," which was exploded by Dr. Wilson in a 
letter to TheAthen(Zum,}\ine, 1, 1867. Whitakerf Manchester, c\\.v\.) 
in 1778 located this imaginary station on the south or Sale side 
of the river, on the west side of the road, and spoke of a rising 
ground of gravel and marl, about musket-shot from the river, 
then divided into two fields, the nearer of which was called the 
Rie or River field, and was bounded on one side by a long ditch 
twenty yards in breadth and three yards in depth. Its former 

6 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

boundaries were (i) the Red or Reed brook, which flowed directly 
under the bank and along the hollow, but then recently inter- 
cepted by the course of the new canal ; (2) the river, which 
received the Reed brook at an angle ; (3) another large ditch, 
which is supposed to have crossed along the middle of Scholes's 
field ; and (4) by a natural hollow, which had been formed into 
a lane. Whitaker further states that the Mersey, in one of those 
wild floods to which it is peculiarly subject, had broken the Lan- 
cashire bank, and was flowing many yards within that county, 
having deserted its ancient bridge of three arches, and left its 
ancient channel under the Roman Castrum. 

About 1533 John Leland, the Antiquary, came into Lanca- 
shire out of Shropshire and Cheshire, commissioned by King 
Henry VIII., whose chaplain and librarian he was, to search for 
ancient writings in all the libraries of colleges, abbeys, priories, 
etc., in His Majesty's dominions. His Itinerary was published 
in nine volumes, in 1710, by Thomas Hearne. This Itinerary 
(vol. v. p. 78) says : " Within iij miles [nearly five] of Crosford 
Bridge on Mersey I cam over the prati River Bolyn, that, as I 
lernid, risith about Maxwell [Macclesfield] Forest and goith a 
good way byneth [that is, lower down than, or below] Crosford 
Bridg into Mersey. I rode over Mersey water by a great bridge 
of Tymber caulled Crosford Bridge. The water of Mersey to 
the veri maine se [sea] departeth Chestershire and Lancaster- 
shire. So about iij miles [nearly five, from the bridge] to 
Manchester, in wich way first I left Syr Alexander Radcliffe's 
Parkehouse [Ordsal Hall] on the left hond over Irwel. But er 
[after] I saw that, I passed over Corne Brooke, and after [before] 
I touched within a good mile [two miles] of Manchester by Mr. 
Traiford's park and place [at Old Trafford], and after on the 
left hond I saw Mr. Prestwiches Place [Hulme Hall] on the left 
hond over [on this side of] Irwel, whereby [near which] the 
Lord Darby hath a place [Alport Lodge] and a park caullid 
Alparte Parke [round about St. John's Church, Deansgate]. 
Hereabout I passed over Medlock River, and so within lesse 
than a mile to Manchestre." 

History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 7 

Hollingworth's Chronicle [written c. 1656, printed at Man- 
chester, 1839, p. 83] tells us that "Anno 1577, Crosford or Cros- 
fery bridge was begunne to be taken care of that it might be 
reedyfyed and built of stone. The Inhabitants of Manchester 
petitioned the Queen's most Honorable Councell, and there- 
uppon Ralph Sadler, chauncelor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, 
Mr. Justice Meade, Mr. Gilbert Gerrard, Atturney of the Dutchy 
of Lancaster, wrote to the Justices of Peace in Lancashire to 
view and cause the same to be reedyfyed ; and they assessed the 
county in the summe of two hundred pounds, and the inhabitants 
of the towne of Manchester did of their owne benevolence bestow 
fourty pounds over and above, so that the bridge was builded in 
that manner that now [c. 1656] it is." 

It was in 1530, three years before Leland crossed the great 
bridge of timber called Crosford Bridge, that the Statute of 
Bridges (22 Henry VIII., cap. 5) was passed, declaratory of the 
Common Law duty of the Inhabitants of a County to repair 
bridges of public utility. 

In 1803 an Act (43 Geo. III., cap. 59) was passed imposing 
certain restrictions upon the county liability with regard to 
bridges, in the same way that the later Highway Act in 1835 
restricted the law respecting the repairability of highways. 

In 1582 Robert Birche of Manchester, Lynnyne Draper, by 
his will dated Febry 9th, bequeathed iij 11 vj s viij d " towardes the 
buildinge of A stone [platt ?] at Backhouse Lache betwene Streyt- 
fforde and Crosfford bridge." This " lache " was latterly known 
as "Th' Ait Lach," and was at the arches just beyond the Cock 

Mr. Earwaker's Accounts of the Constables of Manchester con- 
tain some items relating to the repair of the road between Stret- 
ford and Manchester, and the repair of the bridges upon it, thus : 

1616, Oct. 22. The justices, with the consent of the inhabitants 
of the Parish of Manchester, 1 directed a precept to the Constable 

1 The parish of Manchester was of wider extent than the eleven hamlets or town- 
ships alluded to. Stretford, Moss Side, Chorlton Row (C.-upon-Medlock), and 

8 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

to raise their share of certaine somes of money taxed upon the 
[eleven (vol. iii. p. 87)] hamlets of Manchester [Ardwick, Black- 
ley, Bradford, Crumpsall, Droylsden, Failsworth, Gorton, Har- 
purhey, Hulme, Newton Heath, Openshaw]"towardes the Repare 
and amendm te of the waie Leadinge from Manchester to Stret- 
forde" and it cost 2s. 6d. to make and send out the precepts to 
the several hamlets. (Vol. i. p. 31.) 

In 1617-8 they paid 4 gs. 2.d. "towards the repaire of the 
highwaye leacfinge betwixt Crosford briggs and Manchester, by 
an Estreat forth of the Duchie." (Vol. i. p. 39.) 

1618, March 30, they paid 2s. 6d. for making of precepts to the 
hamlets for collecting money " towards the repayre of the highe 
way betv/ixt Croxford Briggs & Manchester." (Vol. i. p. 44.) 

In 1619-20 they paid 17^. iod. to the highe Constables for the 
M r of the house of Correction & for Crosford Bridge & for send- 
inge Prisoners to the house of Correction, being the p'te Due 
p' the towne. (Vol. i. p. 66.) 

1627, June (vol. i. p. 179). Received out of the 
hamills from the Cunstables towards the Re- 
payre of Cornebroocke bridge & the stonne 
p[l]att in Stretford [now called Eye Platt 
Bridge] . -088 

June 9 (p. 187). Pd to the hye Cunstables for 
Repayre of Cornbrooke bridge & the stonne 
platt in strettford - _ o 9 4* 

P d for precepts to the hamlets & sending them 

for the above . _ -030 

Mention is made of a lay for various purposes, including Cros- 
ford Bridge, in 1634-5 (vol. ii. pp. 14, 27), and again in August, 

Chorlton-cum-Hardy, and many others, are omitted, which were within the ancient 

f Manchester. For highway purposes the inhabitants of the parish were the 

unit, but m Lancashire and the North of England generally the townships ranked as 

ishes. For Manchester Parish the law was settled and declared by an Act passed in 

) (59 Geo. III.). The parish and manor of Manchester seem for some purposes 

to have been almost synonymous. 

Boat Lane. 9 

1647, and in the same year they paid is. for an order "for veiue- 
inge Knot mile & Cornbrooke brs" (vol. ii. p. 135). A lay for the 
repaire of those bridges was also laid 7 Oct., 1648 (vol. ii. p. 173). 

On May 2, 1745, the Manchester Constables incurred 13^. ex- 
penses at Sessions about Cornbrook bridge. (Vol. iii. p. 15.) 

P d 24 th January, 1662-3, to Mr. Tho. Elliott to prosecute the 
townes busines at Sessions aginst the towne of Strettford for bote 
lane, 1 2 H 2 s io d . (Vol. ii. p. 148.) 

P d thomas Elliott for a coppie of a verdide conserneinge bote 
lane, o 7 o. (Vol. ii. p. 149.) 

The liability to repair Boat Lane seems to have been a matter 
of dispute. Thus : 

1640, Oct. 13, "p d Mr. Rob'te Twiford to solicite the busines 
about Boate Lane at the Asizes, oi 11 io s - d ," and " It' Rec. of ye 
Constables of ye hamels for Boate lane, 3 H 5 s 8 d ." 

1641, Ap. 6, "It' p d for a warrant for ye constables of open- 
shaw to bringe in theyr monye for boat lane I2d." 

In 1617 the Justices by precept directed the Manchester Con- 
stables to lay a rate towardes the amendm ts of the boate Laine, 
and raised 5 13^. 2d., Bradford contributed 2s. <^Y^d. and Har- 
purhey 2s. id., "and the Rest of the hamells paied none." (Op. 
cit., vol. i. p. 24.) 

Out of this, on 20 Dec., 1617, 2 was paid to the High Con- 
stable of the Salford Hundred. (Op. cit., vol. i. p. 25.) 

In 1627 the hamels contributed 5 js. i^d., and Manchester 
raised 3 i$s. 6d. for ye amendinge boate lane (op. cit., vol. i. p. 
193), and S 14^. lo^d. was "paid to Thomas Diconson by th 
appointment of his maister S r Cecill Trafforde for that purpose, 

1 Boat Lane was probably a lane branching from Chester Road to the river, and 
crossing by Woden's ford to Salford, near Hulme Hall Lane or Regent Road bridge. 
Its whereabouts are not defined in the Constables' Accounts, but the Manchester Court 
Leet Records mention it (see post), and Mr. Charles Roeder, in a note about Gallows 
meadows in Salford, says Whitaker in his History fixes those meadows "at the fifth 
or sixth enclosure in the footpath along the Irwell, from Boathouse Lane towards the 
lock, and facing the great Hulme meadow on the other side of the culvert." 
(Manchester City News, N. & Q., No. 5191.) 


io History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

but the Manchester Constables paid \2d. for hyring a man to 
goe to all y e Constables of ye hamells for ye hasteninge of ye 
money due vpon p r cepte for ye amendinge of boate lane. 
(Op. cit., vol. i. p. 200.) 

The next item is a payment of 2s. 6d. for making precepts to 
the hamlet Constables " for ye answeringe certayne articles ye 
highe constable is to p r [prove] at y e assyse at lancaster," and on 
the following page i8d. is entered as paid " for an answere to ye 
highe constables to certayne articles againste ye next assyse." 

The Manchester Court Leet Records (vol. v. p. 7) for 7 October, 
1662, show that the Leet Jury found that "there are some en- 
deauo rs to leuye by distresse the sume of ffiftie pounds upon this 
towne and parish, p r tended to bee upon their neglect and in not 
repairinge the Boate lane and the way thereabouts leadinge from 
this towne to Stretford" and the jury were informed " that this 
towne neither hath beene nor is liable in p'te or in whole to re- 
paire any of the said lane or way, but that it hath been hitherto 
Done by others therein concerned," and "Mr. John Chorleton 
and Mr. Thomas Elliott the p r sent Supervisors of the highwaies 
for this Towne and parish haue entred a Trauerse att the last 
Sessions to a Certaine Indictm* their p'secuted ag l this Towne," 
and it was ordered that the Constables should pay out of the 
rates what was spent touching the traverse, and be indemnified 
against what they should legally do in the execution of their 

On 7 Mar., 1759, the Manchester Constables paid 7 i?s. 2d. 
under a money warrant for repair of Eye Plat Bridge, and on 
12 Oct., 1772, they paid 27 14^. 6d. under a High Constables 
warrant for rebuilding Eye Plat Bridge, &c. The bridge so 
rebuilt, with six arches, in 1772, is still known as "The New 
Arches." It is officially lettered on the battlements, by the 
Lancashire County Council, "Eye Platt New Bridge." The 
other bridge, some thirty yards nearer the Old Cock, is lettered 
"Eye Platt Bridge." The latter spans a ditch or stream 
which runs alongside the canal from near Edge Lane railway 

Crossford Bridge. 1 1 

bridge. The former spans the brook, which rises near Turn 
moss, and falls into the Mersey below Urmston. This stream 
was formerly known in both Stretford and Urmston as the Stone 
Platt ditch, and took its name from the Stonne Platt in Stret- 
ford, mentioned in the accounts for 1627 ; it is also called the 
" Overflow River " or " Ousel Brook." 

In 1704 the highway near Stretford Cross, where Edge Lane 
joins Chester Road, being part of the road from Flixton to 
Stockport, was indicted as being very dirty and muddy, and 
very narrow. The proceedings were quashed on a writ of error 
(Reg. v. Inhabitants of Stretford, Lord Raymond's Reports, 
vol. ii. p. 1169; v l- iii- P- 40). The indictment ran in accor- 
dance with the rules of pleading in such cases, that "the Queen's 
Highway within Stretford, between the west end of a certain 
lane within Urmeston and a certain place called Stretford Cross, 
for the space of fifty rodds or thereabouts, leading between the 
village of Flixton and the market town of Stockport, on 1 1 Jan. 
in 2 Ann was very dirty and muddy and so narrow that the 
Queen's subjects could not pass." John Sherlock and Thomas 
Moss were the two inhabitants of Stretford who pleaded not 
guilty to the indictment. 

In 1745 when Prince Charles Edward was marching south, 
the Government, to bar his advance, ordered Crosford Bridge 
to be destroyed, and the command was carried out by the 
Liverpool Blues. Miss Byrom in her Journal mentions on 26th 
November, 1745, that the pulling up of the bridge at Cross Street 
was that day being proceeded with. (Chet. Soc., vol.xliv.p.388.) 

When the Prince left Manchester on November 30, 1745, he 
issued a Proclamation as follows : 

" His Royal Highness being informed that several bridges 
have been pulled down in the county, he has given orders to 
repair them forthwith, particularly that at Crossford, which is 
to be done this night by his own troops, though his Royal 
Highness does not propose to make use of it for his own army, 
but believes it will be of service to the country, and if any of 

1 2 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

the forces that are with General Wade be coming this road they 
may have the benefit of it." (Chamber's Hist, of the Rebellion, 

vol. i. p. 271.) 

Although the bridge was to be rebuilt by the troops, the 
Manchester Constables Accounts (vol. iii. p. 22) contain the follow- 
ing entries : 

1745, Nov. 30. To sundry Labourers fforc'd this day s. d. 
by the Rebels to Crosford Bridge - - 02 09 oo 
to Drink for them at Stretford - - oi 08 05 

to wid Lightboun for Ropes, &c., taken to 

Crosford Bridge - - oi O2 06 

to Mr. Battersbee for chains, &c., taken thither 02 15 06 
to sundrys for Nails and holdfasts taken thither 02 07 03 
to Messrs. Hulme and Hardman for torches 

taken thither, &c. - - 02 12 oo 

Mr. Thomas Walley, one of the Manchester Constables, re- 
cords in his Diary (L. and C. Antiq. Soc. Transactions, 1889) : 

Saturday, 3Oth [Nov.] I was sent for by an officer to go to the 
Prince, as they call'd him, but first I must go to know if the 
timber, planks, &c., was gone to Crossford. Upon which I went 
up to the timber yard and with another officer, where I found 
Mr. Bowker [the other Constable], two carts with timber and 
some men with planks was going. The officer commanded me 
to send for a number of links which I must have for them, which 
I did. Then I was to go with an officer up to the Prince as they 
call'd him and make a report. I was at the door of the Parler 
where the officer asked me, " Did you see the Timber, Planks, 
Nails, Ropes, &c., go towards Crossford Bridge ?" I made an- 
swer, " Several carts was gone and others agoeing." 

"A party of two hundred [of the Prince's army] proceeded 
through Stratford, and advanced to Altringham, having made a 
sort of bridge over the river by filling it with trees which they 
had felled." (Hibbert-Ware, Foundations of Manchester, vol. ii. 
p. 104.) The Rev. Joseph Mottershead, D.D., minister of Cross 
Street Chapel, Manchester, writing to the Rev. E. C. Blackmore, 



Turnpike Acts. 13 

at Worcester, on December 4, 1745, says, "A squadron of horse 
marched over Cross Street Bridge (just repaired with timber 
and planks by ye Chevalier's orders) to Altringham, and ye next 
day to Macclesfield." (Manchester City News, N. & Q., No. 
4985, April 28, 1888.) 

The temporarily repaired bridge was pulled up again within 
the next few days, as the Constables Accounts show, and it was 
re-erected at the expense of the county. 

On Dec. 7 the Manchester Constables "p d Mr. 
Smith sundry charges of pulling up Crosford 
Bridge to retard the Retreat of the Rebels, p r 
order of Jam 5 Chetham, Esq r ." - - - 01 14 oo 
"To Samuel Molesdale and other Labourers - 01 11 nj 

On Dec. 23, 1745, the Constables Accounts show a further dis- 
bursement of " 4s. for two press warr ts for 5 wagons, 3 of 'em out 
of Stretford." 

In 1750 an Act was passed for turnpiking the Crosford Bridge, 
Stretford, and Manchester Road, and the Act continued in force 
until 1st November, 1872. 

In December, 1763, a notice was published by order of the 
Commissioners for the Longford turnpike for tenders for raising 
the road from Crosford Bridge to the Cock Inn so high as to 
be secure from the floods, with ramparts and arches in proper 
places. Proposals were to be delivered sealed to the Old Coffee 
House in Manchester, 7 February, 1764. 

In 1770 the tolls were so large that the old Longford toll- 
house, which was pulled down in 1854, was let for ^"331 a year. 

In 1831 an Act was-passed for turnpiking a branch of this road 
between Stretford and Hulme, being the road called Stretford 
Road from Old Trafford to All Saints, and this Act terminated 
at the same time as the other. The continuation from Crosford 
Bridge to Altrincham was turnpiked under an Act passed in 
1765. It was known as " Washway." 

The road from Stretford to Barton Bridge, above referred to 
as King Street and Urmston Lane, was turnpiked under an Act 

1 4 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

passed in 1811, along with the branch from "the Cross" at Stret- 
ford to the junction of King Street and Urmston Lane. This 
Act continued in force till I November, 1880. 

Neither Edge Lane nor Back Lane, otherwise Hawthorn 
Lane, was ever the subject of a turnpike Act. (See Mr. William 
Harrison's valuable articles on Lancashire and Cheshire Turn- 
pike Roads, and table, in L. and C. Antiq. Soc, vols. iv. and x.) 

The Preamble of the 1750 Act recites "that the road leading 
from Crosford Bridge through the townships of Stretford and 
Hulme to the town of Manchester in the County Palatine of 
Lancaster is a common High Road, and part of the Post Road 
from London to the said town of Manchester ; and by reason of 
the Nature of the Soil and the many and heavy carriages passing 
through the same the said Road is become so exceeding deep 
and ruinous that in the Winter Season and frequently in Summer 
it is very difficult and dangerous to pass through the greatest 
Part thereof with Waggons, Carts, and other Wheelcarriages ; 
and travellers cannot pass without Danger and Loss of time. 
And some Part of the said Road lying next to Crosford Bridge 
is many times overflowed with Water and unpassable, whereby 
the Post is delayed and several Persons in attempting to pass 
through the same have lost their lives." (Harrison, L. and C. 
Antiq. Soc., vol. iv. p. 86.) 

Notwithstanding the good intentions of this Act of 1/50, and 
the work done under it, Arthur Young ( Tour Through the North 
of England) in 1771 describes amongst other Lancashire roads 
the road to Altrincham of which he says "If possible this 
execrable road is worse than [that] from Preston. It is of 
heavy sand, which cuts into such prodigious rutts that a carriage 
moves with great danger. These sands turn to floods of mud 
in any season the least wet," and the road to Manchester he 
says was " Part of it the same as last, the rest of paved cause- 
way, and done in so wretched a manner that it is cut into con- 
tinuous holes. For it is made so narrow that only one carriage 
can move at a time, and that consequently in a line of rutts." 



Chester Road. 15 

In 1849 a main sewer was laid by the Road Trustees along 
the highway from Longford Bridge to the river. 

The Stretford toll bar at the Mersey Bridge was abolished 
October 31, 1885. The gate keeper was John Mellor, who in 
1898 was still living in Stretford. He had occupied the position 
for the previous thirteen years, ever since the toll bar came into 
the possession of the late Mr. John Greenwood of Pendleton, 
then chairman of the Manchester Carriage and Tramways Com- 
pany. A few yards away stood the Bridge Inn, occupied by the 
late Mr. John Broadey, who had taken out fifty-one consecutive 
licenses. This house stood below the level of the road, and at 
times, when there was a heavy flood on, it was no uncommon 
thing for the banks of the Mersey to break, with the result that 
Mr. Broad ey's ground floor was often under water. Mr. Mellor 
used to get notice of the fact by shouts of "Ship ahoy," a certain 
signal that Mr. Broadey was a prisoner in his bedroom, and a 
ladder had to be brought to release him. [F. S. of Stretford, in 
Manchester City News, February 19, 1898, p. 2, col. 2.] 

Following the Watling Street past the Old Cock Inn, which 
was situate at the southerly end of the village, and past the old 
Chapel on the left, and Derbyshire Lane (also on the left), some 
buildings on the right beyond Longford Bridge were reached. 
These were called Gorsehill, and on the same side, that is the 
east side, at the third milestone from Manchester, is the Great 
Stone, with some farm buildings on each side of the road. At 
the Great Stone the Watling Street bent slightly to the right, 
and from there continued in a direct line to Campfield. Instead 
of inclining to the right at the Botanical Gardens the original 
road followed as nearly as possible the present line of the 
Bridgwater Canal. That Canal, however, was originally in the 
slope of the high ground, and was straightened when the railway 
to Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Didsbury was cut. Where the 
Ship Canal dock head nearest to Manchester now is, there was 
formerly a toll bar, and the second milestone from Manchester 
was midway between there and Throstle Nest. City Road, 

1 6 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Stretford Road, Chorlton Road, and Upper Chorlton Road, are 
modern innovations. Before they were constructed a person 
wishing to go on foot from Manchester to Chorlton-cum-Hardy 
would follow Chester Road to Cornbrook and there turn to the 
left along a lane, which is now best known as Hullard Hall Lane, 
until he came to Seymour Grove, or he would keep to the right 
along the main road to Throstle Nest and then turn to the left 
and pass behind Trafford Old Hall and farm along a lane which 
is approximately represented by Boyer Street and Talbot Road, 
to the lane which is now widened and straightened and called 
Seymour Grove, but then a narrow and slightly winding lane 
called Chorlton or Trafford Lane, barred at the Trafford Hall 
end by a gate. 

Between Stretford and Chorlton-cum-Hardy there were two 
roads, one along the edge of the high land, and therefore termed 
Edge Lane, and the other along the foot of the high land. This 
latter has been, and is, known by many names, such as Back Lane, 1 
Cut[z>. Canal] hole Lane, Town's Bank [1856], and now Haw- 
thorn Road, and is popularly dated back to Roman times, 
though it can by no manner of means be said to pursue the 
usual direct line of a Roman road from point to point. In Back 
Lane, within the adjoining township of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, a 
stone celt was found. (L. & C. Antiq. Soc., vol. x. p. 250.) 

From the westerly side of the Watling Street a road branched 
off at the Old Cock Inn, and led westwardly to Annett's moss, 
where turf and rushes could be had, and another called Higgin 
Lane 2 led northwardly past the Pinfold (at the north-east corner 

1 Nowadays the road connecting Urmston Lane with Chapel Lane is known as 
Back Lane, or Sandy Lane, or Annett's Lane. 

a Utilitarianism has renounced the old names of several Stretford landmarks. 
Thus Higgin Lane and its continuation Butt Lane have been dubbed Barton Road. 
Coalpit Lane, from the Pinfold to Lostock Lane, is known no more, but Low Moss 
Lane survives, branching from Barton Road beyond "Park Road." Toad Lane is 
now Brunswick Street; Back Lane, by the Old Cock, is Highfield Road; Moss Lane, 
by the Old Cock, is Poplar Road; Old Lane, branching from Barton Road beyond the 
Pinfold, is Park Road; Moore Street, off Chester Road, is Leslie Street; and Brick-kill 
Lane, past the Gasworks, seems forgotten. 

Roads. 1 7 

of King Street), to Low moss and Stretford moss, from which the 
villagers supplemented their peat supplies. Off this northern 
lane a branch ran westwardly to Orm's-town, or Urmston, and 
another called Lostock Lane led also westwardly to Croft's Bank 
and Barton, from which Park Road branched to Moss Farm in 
Trafford Park, crossing the Bridgwater Canal at Moss Bridge. 

Edge Lane was continued westwardly across Watling Street, 
and under the name of King Street finally became merged in 
Urmston Lane. At the north end of the village Derbyshire 
Lane ran westwardly from Watling Street to Lostock Lane, and 
Derbyshire Lane itself was intersected mid-way by Pinnington 
Lane, running northwardly from the village to Derbyshire Lane, 
whence it ran forward as Moss Lane to Taylor's bridge across 
the Bridgwater Canal, near the Water Meetings. 

The former importance of the ford or bridge over the Mersey 
at Stretford is indicated by the number of lanes or roads which 
converged, as above described, towards the Old Cock Inn. 

The Kenion MSS. allege, in a grossly inaccurate manner, that 
" Roger de Poitou, Earl of Lancaster (?), prudently stationed his 
barons in the most vulnerable places, to preserve his earldom in 

quiet Opposite a high ford, or boat, called Holyn Fare 

Passage, [at least six miles west of Stretford], out of Cheshire to 
Straitford, as well as to keep guard against another Cheshire 
baron called Stokeport, he placed Albertus Grelle, an eminent 
baron," [who was baron of Manchester, and had little or nothing 
to do with Stretford.] (Harland's Mamecestre, vol. i. p. 34, 
Chetham Society, vol. liii.) 

Chester Road, or Watling Street, ran north-eastwardly, and to 
the east a lane led off to Back Lane in the direction of Chorlton, 
Hardy, Didsbury, and Stockport. Toad Lane, 1 otherwise To- 
ward Lane, also connected Watling Street with Back Lane. Ta 
the left, or west, branched Higgin Lane to Urmston Lane, lead- 
ing to Urmston, Flixton, Barton, Eccles, &c. 

1 There was a Toad Lane in Manchester and another in Rochdale. 


1 8 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

The junction of King Street and Chester Road was known as 
"The Cross," and took its name from a cross which formerly 
stood in the centre of the road, with the stocks at the foot on 
the side nearest Manchester, as shown in the Trafford Tenancy 
Survey made in 1782. 

By whom this cross was erected is unknown, but when Mr. 
Bailey wrote in 1878 he recorded that fragments of the pious 
memorial were yet to be found at the corner of Moore Street, 1 
and that the socket itself was preserved in the old graveyard. 
The following inscription is cut on the socket: "1868. This 
stone, the remains of Stretford Cross, was placed in the old 
churchyard of Stretford. with the consent of the Rector, Dudley 
Hart, M.A., and the Wardens, John Wreaks and William Kaye, 
by the Local Board of Health, established in Stretford, 1868. 
John Wright, first Chairman." 

In the Parish Register James Hampson of y e Cross is men- 
tioned in 1755. 

With regard to the ford at Trafford, a very questionable tra- 
dition asserts that a branch of the Roman road crossed the Irwell 
there, and proceeded towards Blackrod. Of such a road there 
is no trace. It is, however, more inherently probable that if 
there was a ford and road on the Salford side it accommodated 
those who desired to pass by Ordsal and Ordsal Lane to the 
ancient town, now borough, of Salford, to which too little impor- 
tance has been attached, notwithstanding that it stood as sponsor 
for the great Salford Hundred while Manchester was in its 

Various conjectures have been hazarded as to the meaning of 
the name Trafford. Some attribute to it the hybrid and im- 
probable etymology of Welsh tref, an abode, and Saxon ford; 

1 Moore Street takes its name from James Moore of Stretford, plumber and glazier, 
who in October, 1804, took a lease of land from John Trafford, Esq., and formed the 
street, with the Wheat Sheaf on the east. The property comprised in the lease was 
described as part of premises known as Andrew's, or Morris's, and occupied by Mary 
Pixton of Manchester, widow. Mr. Crowther's house and barn were on the west side 
of the land so leased to James Moore. 

Trafford Etymology. 19 

others think it may have signified the tree [or timber] ford, 
which is plausible and more possible ; and another guess is that 
it was originally Trat-ford, the tread or stepping stones ford. 
The epithet " Old " is of comparatively recent application, and 
there seems little doubt 1 that it was not used until the Trafford 
family left their old home, now called The Moat, or Trafford Old 
Hall, near Throstle Nest, and took up their abode at Wickles- 
wick Hall, now enlarged and made still more important, and 
known as Trafford Hall. 

The name Trafford is easily pronounced by careless provincial 
speakers either Trayford or Trofford. Leland gives the name 
as "Traiford" about 1533, and in 1548 the same word was spelt 
" Trogheford " in the Will of " Thomas Trogheforde of Brigge 
Troghforde, in the County of Chester, gentleman, sonne and 
heyre of Christofer Trogheforde, deceased." (Lancashire and 
Cheshire Wills, Record Society, vol. xxx. p. 84.) It is also said 

1 Another attempted etymology of the name is "Three-ford," as shown in The 
Golden Mirrour, written not later than 1587, by Richard Robinson of Alton (Chetham 
Society, vol. xxiii. p. 24), which contains "Verses formed vpon the Etimologie of the 
name of the right Worshipfull Sir Edmond Traffard of Traffard in the County of Lan- 
caster Knight." 

The Verses are twelve six-lined stanzas, and the initial letters of the first eight 
stanzas spell SIR E D M O D. The initials of the lines in the ninth and tenth 
stanzas include those which spell Traffard, but in the order A TARFFAARBDL, 
and the initials of the lines in the eleventh stanza spell KNIGHTT, the whole thus 
The twelfth stanza then begins : 

" Now rise, quoth she, and turn thy face towards the Occean Sea, 
A triple foorded river shall direct thy ready way : 
Where thou shall finde Antiquitie, the maker of the place, 
Whose name hath been Tyme out of mynde, before the Conquest was. 
From these last two lines, as here italicised, it might be inferred that the place was 
called " Old Trafford" in 1587, perhaps to distinguish it from the Cheshire Traffords. 
The initials of this twelfth stanza, and of part of the final stanza, which has only four 
lines, spell NAWW TASS, resembling the Trafford motto NOW THUS. The 
Verses conclude : 

" Beseeching God, with Nestor's age, your Worship may increase, 
With health, and wealth, and Newe Yeare's ioy, and so my pen doth sease." 


History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

that the Traffords of (Old) Trafford spelt their name Trough- 
ford in their signatures to old deeds, and that the name is des- 
criptive of the depth of the bed of the river at Throstle Nest. It 
is also erroneously alleged that "in Domesday Book 1 the name 
is called Trayford." (Manchester City Nezvs, N. & Q.. vol i. p. 
162.) In 1878 "E. K." states that at Throstle Nest he met a man 
advanced in years, who evidently had a good knowledge of the 
locality, and who informed " E. K." that prior to the river being 
made navigable there were stepping or hipping stones in the 
stream at the ford, and that being so, the A. S. word tred, a step, 
might be applied. (Op, /., vol. i. p. 199.) 

A possible etymology for the word TrafFord would be the 
Welsh Trev, joint family, Ffordd, way or road, signifying the 
chief or tribal dwelling place on the road. It is highly probable 
that there was an ancient British trackway from Chester to Man- 
chester, passing through the Northwich salt district, long before 
the Romans came to Britain, and that the Romans improved 
it. With regard to a preference for ffordd, a way, over ford, a 
river crossing, it is remarkable that old maps do not show any 
road except the towing path on the opposite, or Salford, side of 
the river, leading to or from Throstle Nest, and the idea of a ford 
having been there may be altogether erroneous. The Saxon 
word ford, however, appears more probable than Welsh ffordd, 
owing to the adjacent Sal/0fK( Stret/^r^/, Crossford, 2 and Long- 

1 Old Trafford is not named in Domesday, but the three Cheshire Traffords (Bridge-, 
Mickle-, and Wimbold's-) are named, and Trafford is there spelt Troford, Troford, 
and Traford. (Helsby's OrmerocTs Cheshire, vol. ii. pp. 34, 43, 811.) 

2 There was obviously a ford before there was any ferry or bridge at Crossford, but 
the term Cross Ferry can be traced back to the year 1367. Randle Blundeville, Earl 
of Chester, temp. Richard I., granted the passage of the river Mersey from Thelwall 
(about three and a half miles E. S.E. from Warrington), down to Runcorn, to Hugh 
Boydell of Dodleston, Lord of the Manor of Lachford, near Warrington, and in 40 
Edward III. (1367), Edward the Black Prince, as Earl of Chester, appointed Com- 
missioners to arrest all persons who made passage across the Mersey by boats between 
Runcorn and Crossferry (inter Runcorne et Crosse Ferry), and to commit them to 
Chester Castle, there to remain during the Earl's pleasure. This order evidently has 

Trafford Etymology. 2 i 

As to trev being part of the name, a comparison may be made 
with Trayford or Trefort in Sussex, which was spelt Treverde 
in Domesday. (Lewis, Ancient Laws of Wales, 1892, p. 517.) 
This Trayford lies wide of any Roman road or a river. In 
Welsh, tref-gordd means a hamlet or habitation of a trev or 
tribe. Nearer Wales than Stretford there are three Traffords, 
namely Bridge-, Mickle-, and Wirnbolds-Trafford, situate four 
and a half miles north-east by north, three and a half miles 
north-east, and six miles north-east by north from Chester. Of 
these the first two are only a mile apart on the Roman road 
from Chester to Warrington, but Wimbolds-Trafford lies away 
from that road. Helsby's OrmerocTs Cheshire states that three 
townships of the name of Trafford are described in Domesday, 
two of these are surveyed in the Hundred of Roelau, of which 
one belonged to the Earl and the other to the Church. The 
former appears to be Wimbolds-Trafford " Ipse Comes tenet 
Troford" (vol. ii. p. 34); the latter was probably Bridge-Trafford, 
" Ipsa Ecclesia tenuit et tenet Troford " (vol. ii. p. 43) ; Mickle- 
Trafford was in Wilaveston, or Wirral, Hundred " Ipse Comes 
tenet Traford " (vol. ii. p. 283). 

One of Mr. Harland's suggestions is that the name might be 
a departure from Treow-ford, and as A. S. "eo" in some words 
has become "a," Treow-ford became Traw-ford and Trafford, 
and the name might mean the ford by the wood. (Manchester 
City News, N. &. Q., vol. ii. p. 179.) 

The wood was the wooded ridge through which the road to 
the ford ran, and formed part of the wood which surrounded 
Trafford Old Hall as its park before that section of the high 
road lying between the Cornbrook, Hulme, and the turn at 
Throstle Nest was cut. In 1879 Mr. James Bury stated that 
the old road to Chester turned at Cornbrook down past what 
were once the Pomona Gardens, across the meadows bordering 

reference to some encroachment on the privileges granted to the Boydells. (Ormerod's 
Cheshire, 1819, vol. i. p. 447 and note d; Helsby's Edition, 1882, vol. i. p. 604 and 


History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

the Irwell, and at Throstle Nest bent away from the river through 
the wood to the high road, and that he had often in his boy- 
hood gone to Trafford Park by that road (which had been then 
superseded as a high road), and seen the wood-clothed slope then 
overlooking the meadows. He also alleged that frequently in 
the wood at Throstle Nest corner the mail coach to Chester was 
in olden times stopped by highwaymen, and the passengers 
robbed. (Manchester City News, N. & Q., vol. ii. p. 183.) 

This wood was opposite the Asylums for the blind and deaf 
and dumb, and was called Fazak's, after the Fazakerlys, by 
whom the land thereabouts was occupied. The wood was 
cleared away about the time when the old road was diverted 
from running alongside the river and through Pomona Gardens. 
(Grindon's Manchester Banks, cap. x.) 

On November 8, 1803, Thomas Aldred of Urmston was shot 
dead and robbed about eight o'clock in the evening on the road 
near Throstle Nest on his way back from Manchester, where he 
had collected about ;8oo, which, however, he had deposited in a 
bank. (Langton's Hist, of Flixton, p. 130.) 

John Whitaker in his History of Manchester (1771, vol. i. 
p. 154) claims that the Roman road to Blackrod started from 
the road to Kinderton [that is Watling Street or Chester Road] 
and at Throstle Nest turned away to the right [north-westwardly] 
and there forded the Irwell at the shallow which originally gave 
denomination to the neighbouring Traf-ford, and which had 
then lately been destroyed by the commissioners of the naviga- 
tion. This road, on the Salford side of the river, he says was 
even in part the customary road into Manchester as late as the 
(then) present century. [Of this supposed road no traces have 
been found, but there was a road from Campfield across the 
Irwell at Woden's Ford to Hope Hall. ( Vide Watkin's Roman 
Lancashire, p. 38.)] 

The Navigation Company were bound to substitute for the 
ford a free ferry, but the ferryman regularly charged a fee of 
one penny in spite of a protest from the Salford Corporation. 
(Manchester City News, N. & Q., vol. ii. p. 129.) 

I r well Navigation. 23 

In 1632 Humphrey Ryle occupied a cottage near Wickleswick 
Hall, where apparently there was a ferry, inasmuch as there 
was a boat in Ryle's occupation, and " a water passage attach- 
ment and all advantages to s d Boat belonging or payable." 
(See Appendix to vol. iii., Deed No. 68.) 


In 1712 Thomas Steers of Liverpool, by order of certain gen- 
tlemen of Manchester, surveyed and made "a Map of the Rivers 
Mersey and Irwell from Bank-Key [at Warrington] to Man- 
chester, with an account of the rising of the water, and how many 
locks it will require to make it navigable." (Palatine Note Book, 
vol. iii. p. I46.) 1 In 1720 the first Act for the Mersey and Irwell 
Navigation was passed, followed by another in 1737, and by a 
third in 1794. (Manchester City News, N. & Q., vol. vii. p. 139.) 
The work was executed under the Act of 1720, and by 1721 the 
river was made navigable for vessels of fifty tons. In 1815 it 
was calculated that nearly 100,000 tons were carried from Liver- 
pool to Manchester in one year by the Navigation (Gregson's 
Fragments, by Harland, p. 180) ; and in 1804 Aston's Man- 
chester Guide, p. 282, remarks, "as a proof of the astonishing 
increase of the trade of Manchester, forty years ago [1764] only 
eight flats were employed in the trade between Manchester and 
Liverpool. At this time [1804], besides lighters on the canal, 
upwards of one hundred and twenty are employed in the trade." 


The Manchester Ship Canal was informally opened on Jan- 
uary i, 1894, and was formally opened by Her Majesty the 

1 A facsimile of this map appeared in the Salford Chronicle, January 25, 1890, and 
showed eight locks from Warrington upwards to Manchester, of which the sixth was to 
be at Barton, the seventh at Mode Wheel, and the eighth at Throstle Nest. It also 
showed that the river between Manchester, near Blackfriars Bridge, and Mode Wheel, 
a distance of about three miles, had a fall of four feet five inches, or eighteen inches 
per mile only. 

24 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Queen on May 21 of the same year. It superseded the Mersey 
and Irwell Navigation. The history of this greater and later 
undertaking is as follows : 

In 1825 a Bill was rejected, on Parliamentary Standing Orders, 
by which power was sought to cut a canal from the estuary of 
the Dee, near Parkgate in Wirral, Cheshire, past Frodsham, 
Lymm, and Timperley, to Manchester. The idea then lay in 
abeyance till April, 1877, when Mr. George Hicks, of Manches- 
ter, and Mr. Hamilton H. Fulton, C.E., of London, brought 
before the Manchester Chamber of Commerce a scheme for 
tidal navigation between Manchester and the Mersey estuary 
at Runcorn. The Chamber passed a somewhat vague but com- 
mendatory resolution, and at the end of 1881 there was much 
newspaper correspondence on the subject, followed in May, 
1882, by a pamphlet by Mr. James W. Harvey of Manchester, 
entitled " Facts and Figures in Favour of a Tidal Navigation 
to Manchester." Mr. Daniel Adamson thereupon convened a 
meeting of representative men at his house in Didsbury, and a 
Provisional Committee was formed to consider the subject, and 
raise a guarantee fund for preliminary expenses. Mr. E. Leader 
Williams was engaged to report upon the scheme, and pronounced 
a tidal way impracticable, and proposed to bring the tide to a 
point near Warrington, and that there should be locks from there 
to Manchester. 

This was the scheme ultimately adopted, and carried out after 
enormous expense and strenuous opposition. 

A good account of the vicissitudes of the movement and its 
achievement is given, with views, in the fifth volume of Man- 
chester Faces and Places (pp. 49-77), from which the above notes 
are taken. 


On June 17, 1761, the canal from Worsley to Manchester was 
opened, on its completion by the Duke of Bridgwater and his 
engineer Brindley, under an Act obtained in 1760 (33 George II., 

Bridgwater Canal. 25 

cap. 2), which had been preceded in the previous year by an 
Act (32 George II., cap 2) which authorised the Duke to cut a 
navigable canal from Worsley to Salford and to Hollins Ferry. 
Barton Aqueduct was commenced in September, 1760, only nine 
months before the canal was opened. 

The Duke next projected a branch canal from " The Waters 
Meeting " near Longford Bridge in Stretford, across the Mersey 
above Crosford Bridge, and so by Lymm to Runcorn, with a 
view of making to Liverpool a shorter, cheaper, and more certain 
route than was offered by the Navigation Company of the Mer- 
sey and Irwell. The construction of this canal was an even 
greater feat than the Worstey Canal, for there was a formidable 
obstacle in the crossing of the wide stretch of lowlying meadows 
of the Mersey between Stretford and Sale, forming part of what 
was then known as Sale-moor moss, and in addition there was 
the difficulty of a great descent to the river level at Runcorn. 

From Smiles's Lives of the Engineers, 1861, we learn (p. 354) 
that the embankments formed across the low grounds on either 
side of the Barton aqueduct were considered very formidable 
works. It was supposed at first that the water would soak 
through the bank, which its weight would soon burst, and wash 
away all before it. But Brindley had learned something of the 
powers of clay-puddle to resist the passage of water. 

Not the least difficult part of the undertaking was the forma- 
tion of the canal across Trafford moss, where the weight of the 
embankment pressed down and "blew up" the soft oozy stuff 
on either side. The difficulty was again overcome by the en- 
gineer's specific of clay-puddle. The rest of the canal between 
Longford and Manchester, being mostly on sidelong ground, was 
cut down on the upper side and embanked up on the other by 
means of the excavated earth. 

A matter of greater difficulty was to accommodate the streams 
which flowed across the course of the canal. The Cornbrook was 
found too high to pass under the canal at its natural level. 
Brindley contrived a weir, over which the stream fell into a large 


26 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

basin, from whence it flowed into a smaller one open at the bot- 
tom. From this point a culvert, constructed under the bed of 
the canal, carried the waters to a well on the further side, where 
they rose up to their natural level, and flowed away in their 
proper channel. 

A vast quantity of masonry was necessary for building aque- 
ducts, bridges, &c., and the want of lime was felt severely. At 
last Brindley met with a substance of a chalky nature, lime marl, 
which was found along the sides of the canal about a foot below 
the surface. He tempered that earth in the nature of brickearth, 
cast it into moulds, and burnt it readily into excellent lime of 
strong hydraulic properties. 

Brindley 's nervous excitement was so great on the occasion of 
the letting of the water into the canal that he took to his bed at 
the Wheat Sheaf in Stretford, and lay there till all cause for 
apprehension was over (p. 360). 

An account of Brindley's " expenses in surveying from Long- 
ford Bridge to Dunham," is preserved at the Bridgwater Canal 
Office at Manchester : 

Oct r 2i st , 1760. Spent at Stretford o 6 

At Altringham all Night - -60 

Gave the men to drink that assisted I o 

22 nd . More at Altringham - 2 6 

Pd. Mr. Brinley this - 10 o 

(p. 262, Note). 

On December loth, 1761, we find him at Stretford "to count 
the caridgos," and on the I2th he was at Manchester for the same 
purpose, "counting the loded caridgos and horses" (p. 368). 

From Longford Bridge, where the new works commenced, the 
canal, which was originally about eight yards wide and four feet 
deep, was carried upon an embankment of about a mile in extent, 
across the valley of the Mersey.' Brindley had the stuff required 

1 The masons' marks on the stones of Stretford Aqueduct, otherwise called Cuthole 
Bridge, were the subject of an illustrated paper by Mr. Nathan Heywood, published 




Bridgwater Canal. 27 

to make up the embankment brought in boats partly from Wors- 
ley and partly from other parts of the canal where the cutting 
was in excess. The boats filled with this stuff were conducted 
into caissons, or cisterns, placed at the point over which the 
earth and clay had to be deposited. The boats being double, 
fixed within two feet of each other, had a triangular trough sup- 
ported between them of sufficient capacity to contain about 
seventeen tons of earth. The bottom of this trough consisted of 
a line of trap-doors, which flew open at once on a pin being 
drawn, and discharged their whole burthen into the bed of the 
canal in an instant. Thus the level of the embankment was 
raised to the point necessary to enable the canal to be carried 
forward to the next length (p. 382, and diagram, p. 205). 

On November loth, 1763, Brindley entered in his note book, 
"Aftor noon settled about the size of the arch over the river 
Marsee to be 66 foot span and rise 16.4 feet" Next day, " Mr. 
Gilbert (the Duke's agent) sade ye 20 Tun Boat should be at ye 
water mitang by 7 oclock the next morn," and next morning he 
was on the works at Cornhill [by Stretford Cemetery] setting " a 
carpenter to make scrwos," and superintending the gravelling of 
the towing path (p. 387). 

"Thursday, 17 Novr, past 7 oclock at night M. Gilbert and 
sun Tom caled on me at Gooshill and I went with them to ye 
Coik, tha stade all night and the[y] had balk . . . bill of parsill. 
1 8 Fryday November 7 morn I went to the Cock and Bruckfast 
with Gilberts he in davred to imploye ye carpenters at Cornhill 
in making door and window frames for a Building in Castle field 
and shades for the mynors in Dito and other things. I want 
them to Saill moor. Hee took upon him diriction of ye back 
drains and likwise such Lands as be twixt the 2 hous and ceep 

in vol. xiii. of the Lane, and Ches. Antiq. Soc. (pp. 70-73). It is there erroneously 
stated that the three arches of the aqueduct were built in 1812, but they are plainly 
shown on Thomas Rogers's Survey of the locality on the occasion of the river bank 
breaking in 1799. This interesting Survey is amongst Mr. J. E. Bailey's Stretford 
Collectanea at the Chatham Library, Manchester. 

28 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

(keep on the) uper side the large farme, and was displesed with 
such raing (range, or line) as I had pointed out." 

The caissons, with the smiths' forges and carpenters' and 
masons' workshops upon them, were all floated on the canal, 
and followed its progress from place to place. 

During the construction of the canal near Stretford, Brindley 
lodged at a cottage at the top of Pennington Lane, occupied in 
1878 by James Johnson, who was a descendant of the man who 
lived there in 1765. 

A writer in 5. James's Chronicle, 1765, says he visited Stret- 
ford on June 3<Dth, and found that though it was Sunday, four 
hundred men were at work finishing two hundred yards of 
the canal, which then reached nearly to the Mersey, where two 
thousand oak piles had been driven in the earth to strengthen 
the foundations of the bridge, which goes by the name of Barfoot- 
hough (or hoof) bridge. 1 The writer adds " I surveyed the 
Duke's men for two hours, and think the industry of bees, or 
labour of ants, is not to be compared with them. Each man's 
work seemed to depend and be connected with his neighbour's, 
and the whole posse appeared as, I conceive, did that of the 
Tyrians, when they wanted houses to put their heads in, and 
were building Carthage." 

By the Act obtained for making the canal the rights of the 
public and of the property owners were zealously guarded : no 
corn mills were to be erected on the canal or towing path ; the 
Duke was to keep the bridges in repair, and tolls on the traffic 
were to be paid at Longford Bridge. There, in 1763, coals were 
sold at ^Y^d. per hundred and twenty pounds. 

The two canals are further described in " The History of Inland 

1 The name denotes a ford which used at that point to give access to part of Stret- 
ford township, on the Cheshire side of the river. One of the fields by the bridge is 
called Barfoot-hough Dole, indicating a former "Common" field, and some of the 
Doles are indicated on Thomas Rogers's Plan showing the breach in the river bank in 
1799. In 1602 Sir Robert Lovell had recently died, owning land at Barefoot Haulf 
and Turvemosse. (See also "Manorial Records" in vol. ii., and Deed No. 10 in the 
Appendix, vol. iii. post. ) 

Bridgwater Canal. 29 

Navigation, particularly that of the Duke of Bridgwater, illus- 
trated with geographical plans, shewing the Counties, Townships, 
and Villages, through which these Navigations are carried, or 
intended to be. The whole shewing the Utility and Importance 
of Inland Navigation." Three editions of this little work are in 
the Manchester Free Library. The third edition was published 
at London in 1779. The first map in it shows an intended branch 
canal from Sale to Stockport (which was never made), besides a 
view of the aqueduct at Barton across the Irwell, with large 
sailing barges drawn easily by horses along the canal, and small 
boats sailing down the Irwell and dragged painfully by teams of 
two men each. To the left, a covered carriage is coming along 
the Liverpool Road, which passes beneath the canal, and on the 
right a horseman is riding down the trench or cutting of the road 
on the other side of the river, leading to Barton Corn Mill, 
belonging to the Traffords. This view is very similar to that 
which appears in the fine engraved portrait of the young Duke 
of Bridgwater, which is found in the somewhat similar book 
called " The Advantages of Inland Navigation, or some observa- 
tions offered to the public to show that an Inland Navigation 
may be easily effected between the three great ports of Bristol, 
Liverpool, and Hull." By R. Whitworth, London, 1776. A copy 
is in the Manchester Free Library. In this plate the barges on 
the aqueduct are quickly towed by one horse each, and have no 
sails, but those on the river below are being slowly towed up 
stream by teams of three men each, with the help of sails. On 
a hill to the left behind the Duke there is a dark cavern, intended 
for the entrance to his coal mines at Worsley, with the words 
" Perrupit Acheron fa Herculeus Labor!' Herculean effort made a 
way over Acheron (the river of the dead), in double allusion to 
the subterranean canals into the coal mines, and the half defunct 
Irwell Navigation, over which the new canal passed. 1 

1 In 1867 the writer "sailed" with a companion, from Irlam to Throstle Nest, in 
the swift Packet-boat drawn by two horses. In places, skill begotten of long experience 
was required to avoid the rather numerous shoals, which were revealed by the "wash " 

30 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 


The embankments along the river Mersey are so large as to 
invite enquiry as to their history, and yet singularly enough very 
little is known for certain as to the time when the work was 

A glance at any large scale ordnance map will show that 
within historical times the river course has altered from time to 
time, so that fragments of Lancashire and Cheshire are now on 
their "wrong" sides of the river. The law provides that a gradual 
wearing away or accretion is the loss or gain of the owner of the 
land worn away or increased, but it is otherwise in the case of a 
sudden deviation. Before the river was embanked the water 
would have no difficulty in scouring out for itself new channels 
in the soft alluvial swamps on each side which form the river 
trough. This would result in the formation of islands, which 
remained the property of the individual who owned the land 
before the island was severed. In other cases the river not 
merely divided and formed an island, but abandoned its old 
channel and permanently adopted a new one, so that the old 
channel gradually silted up, and the island became joined to the 
other bank. The ownership of the land was, however, not affec- 
ted by such an occurrence, so that we find close to the south- 
eastern end of the township a piece of Lancashire at "Jackson's 
Boat" on the Cheshire side. Both ends of the Barfoot canal 
bridge were likewise in Lancashire, a circumstance which pos- 
sibly decided the line taken by the canal, and at Crosford Bridge 
the old tollbar house was in Lancashire, but on the Cheshire 
side of the river. 

It is most probable that the embankment of the river is of 
very ancient date, and was accomplished gradually, and that the 
material was taken from the sides of the river channel. The 

of the boat, but the voyage was without mishap save for a collision with one of the 
many very dead dogs, which, with the help of the sewer-like smells in the locks, caused 
the companion to suffer from mal de merde before reaching Throstle Nest. 

Mersey Embankments. 31 

Stretford Manor Court Records from 1700 onwards frequently 
mention the raising, thickening, and mending the banks, while 
the name Wall roods for a field adjoining the river in Stretford, 
close to the overflow weir, is traceable as far back as 1588. 

In the adjoining township of Urmston, at the Halmot, on Oc- 
tober 5, 1614, amongst the officers appointed were both "Over- 
seers of Watercourses" and " Banklookers " It was their duty 
to make presentments to the Court respecting any offences in 
their separate departments, and the Court roll or book has many 
instances where the same person is first fined for a watercourse 
or ditch being out of order, and subsequently, at the same Court, 
again fined for a "bank " out of repair. 

These Urmston "Banks" were most probably embankments 
against floods, but it is nowhere expressly stated that they were 
so, and the word " raising," which would be fairly conclusive on 
the point, is not in any instance, in the Urmston volumes from 
1613 to 1699, applied to a bank, but it occurs frequently in the 
Stretford volumes after 1700. 

The words " breach " and " yord " occur, which are somewhat 
significant, though they might be applied to a state of the river 
bank independent of any artificial mound upon it. It was an 
offence to allow the land of the Lord of the Manor to be lost by 
ravages of the river, and " greaves of willows " were jealously 
preserved for the purpose of mending the banks. The banks 
were also styled " Waterbanks." Thus, at the Halmot on Octo- 
ber 29, 1622, we find William Holland was "amercied in vjd " 
for " not keeping his bank in the Bight lawfull," and George 
Hayward was amercied in xijd "for not makinge his water- 
banke att the Doole mouth," and he was ordered to " make it 
lawful before the first day of March next sub pena iijs iiijd." A 
year later the wife of Thomas Heywood, and William Holland, 
were each fined iijs iiijd for not repairing the waterbank in the 
Bight, and in October, 1621, George Heawood had been fined 
xijd for " not making his yord in y e Broads." The Bight was 
seemingly next the river Mersey adjoining Stretford, and the 

32 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Ringyord, or fence and ditch, which extended from the river to 
what is now known as the Overflow river, was the subject of 
resolutions by the Urmston Halmot and of the Stretford Court 
Baron from time to time. The Bight was divided into doles 
or portions, and we therefore meet with descriptions such as 
"Renshawe's Bight." On April 25, 1625, William Holland was 
again fined iijs iiijd for not making his waterbank in the Bight, 
and was also ordered to "make his break and doole in the Bight 
before the xxxj th of Aprill next sub pena iijs iiijd,'' and to "make 
all the rest of the waterbank in the Bight sufficient before Whit 
Sundaie next sub pen vjs viijd." On April 25, 1626, a general 
order was made that " euerie one make sufficient and lawfull his 
waterbancks vppon warninge given vnder the paine of euerie 
default iijs iiijd. 

The process of forming the embankments would be to throw 
up a mound on the surface of the adjoining land, at a distance 
of some yards from the edge of the channel, so as to leave a 
shelf on each side. This shelf afforded materials ready to hand, 
and involved no carting over soft land, for forming the embank- 
ment, and the excavation increased the width available for the 
rising water. When once the embankment was formed it was 
an easy matter to keep increasing the height as successive floods 
showed the need, and the river would in the course of time wear 
away the original shelf into a more or less uniformly sloping 

At this stage of the history of the embankments the land had 
probably risen in value sufficiently to be worth the farmers' while 
to preserve the face of the slopes from further ravages by peg- 
ging down on them branches of trees, willows, thorns, and other 
brushwood. This is technically known in the neighbourhood as 
"yortin," 1 and is popularly supposed to be connected with the 
word "earth," locally pronounced "yerth," because the brush- 
wood encourages the deposit of earth amongst the twigs and 
branches. It is, however, quite as probable that the proper 

1 Also yottin' and yattin'. 

Mersey Floods. 33 

meaning is "yarding," and that the true etymon is "yard" (the 
old term for a "rod" or "stick"), which would more readily than 
"yerth" assume the broad sound of "yort." Holland's Cheshire 
Glossary (Engl. Dial. Soc., 1886), gives "grip-yard, grip-yawd, 
grip-yawt, piles driven into the banks of a stream and wound 
with twigs, generally of willow, to prevent the washing away of 
the soil. In old documents of the early part of the seventeenth 
century, belonging to the Corporation of Macclesfield, the word 
is spelt grippe-yotts. Also yort, yard ; grave-yort, church-yort, 
stack-yort, grip-yort, &c." The footings of the slopes had also 
in some places to be protected by stone walling, and by closely 
driven piles ; the latter method is described in the Court books 
as " wooding the foot." 

In spite, however, of all the care which was taken, the banks 
at times failed, and the adjoining meadows were inundated. The 
result was a thick covering of rich alluvium, which was viewed 
rather as a blessing than otherwise by the farmers, for whose 
benefit sluice gates were formed at suitable points in the banks, 
in order that they might give these water meadows the advan- 
tage of a top-dressing of river sediment. These sluice gates 
were also of importance for relieving the artificial mounds of soil 
which formed the embankments from yielding to the pressure of 
water, when the soil, riddled with rat runs, became saturated, and 
for equalising the weight of water on each side, and allowing the 
water to drain off as the floods subsided. 

Mr. Fletcher Moss, in his Didsbury (Manchester, 1890, p. 69), 
notes that an old book, kept by one of the Didsbury parish 
clerks named Wood, mentions that in 1771 the lands between 
Gatley and Northenden, a few miles higher up the river than 
Stretford, were assessed at nine shillings an acre towards the 
cost of strengthening part of the banks there, and in 1767 other 
parts of the banks were raised and repaired. In 1840, when 
times were bad and work scarce, the local landowners joined to- 
gether and made an assessment on their lands to raise funds, 
which enabled them to employ the poor all winter in raising the 


34 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

banks. Probably the banks had been injured by the flood of 
August, 1840, which swept away the old overflow weir near the 
confluence of Chorlton brook, of which more hereafter. 

The meadows themselves are termed in the vernacular " ees " 
or " eas," a word which originally signified waters. Nodal and 
Milner's Lancashire Glossary (1875) gives " Ea (N. and E. Lane.), 
sb. a river, or channel of a river ; applied also to water generally. 
A.S. ed t water. Mceso-Goth. ahwa. Icel. a. The word ea occurs 
four times in the A.S. version of Genesis, ii. 11-14, where the 
authorised verson has river? 

In October, 1767, there was a flood in the Mersey at Stretford, 
and it carried away a bridge. On June 15, 1770, the Merciiry 
newspaper contained an advertisement of a meeting of Commis- 
sioners at the Unicorn Inn, Altringham, to assess damages occa- 
sioned by a flood in 1768, damaging crops of farmers in Chorlton, 
the flood being alleged to have been caused by the insufficient 
size of the canal bridge at Barford Hough damming up the 

On August 1 8th, 1799, a heavy flood in the river broke the 
bank on the Sale side, east of the railway bridge, as shown 
by Rogers's Plan, preserved in the Bailey collection at the 
Chetham Library. It is also alleged to have broken the bank 
on the Stretford side, at the point where Back Lane (otherwise 
Hawthorn Road) adjoins it, and where the river in its course 
downwards takes a sharp turn to the left, or south, below the 
junction with Chorlton brook. This covered with sand land be- 
longing to John Trafford, Esq., in Barfoot and Stretford Eye, 
and caused fears to be entertained as to the safety of the then 
newly formed Bridgwater Canal (completed in 1765). In order 
to provide against any such catastrophe, the Canal Engineers 
devised a safety weir of stone to relieve the embankment against 
too great a weight of impounded water, and from the weir a new 
river channel was formed for about two miles, and is now under 
the care and control of the Manchester Ship Canal Company, 
who acquired the Bridgwater Canal undertaking. 



Overflow Weir. 35 

This weir lasted till 1840, when a summer flood swept it away. 
It was replaced by another, which bears the following inscription : 

" This Weir was begun 

on the 1 6th April, 1841, 

and was completed on the 

24th day of September, 1841. 

William Cubitt, F.R.S., Engineer. 

John Tomkinson, Contractor, 

who undertook to execute it on 

the failure of a previous work, 

which was swept away by a flood 

of the River Mersey, 
on the 1 7th of August, 1840." 

All danger of a breakage of the banks is, however, not removed 
by this weir, for in the spring of 1893 a flood caused the right 
bank to give way at the first bend below the canal bridge, and 
the flood waters tore a passage across the Chester Road, which 
was rendered for a time impassable. 

John Ryle, a farmer at High Greave, Northenden, recorded in 
his diary : " Upon the 3Oth of January, 1662, it was an extra- 
ordinary great flood. I was at Stockport, and Mercy water was 
so high that the water came up to the topp of Lanc-Chishire 
bridge, at that on Lan-Chishire side it filled the arch within 
about a foote or half a yard at the most. I durst not ride over 
the bridg at the schoolhouse, because I could see no pt of the 
battlement of that bridge." (Stockport A dvertiser, N. & Q., 1882, 
p. 181.) 

On the northerly side of Lancashire Bridge, Stockport, is in- 
scribed : "August 1 7th, 1799. This river was as high as the top 
of this stone." The Manchester Mercury, of Tuesday, August 
2oth, 1799, says: "This neighbourhood on Saturday last ex- 
perienced the most severe storm of wind and rain ever remem- 
bered at this season of the year, commencing about two o'clock 
in the morning, and continuing without intermission the whole 

36 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

day. . . . The devastation, especially upon the Mersey, is im- 
mense. There is scarcely a bridge remaining, from the rise of 
that river to its junction with the Tame. Many mills . . . have 
been swept away. Upon the Tame, Medlock, and Irk, many 
bridges and weirs have been washed away. At Cheadle two 
horses bringing a chaise to this town were lost." (Stockport 
Advertiser, N. & Q., 1881, p. 79.) 

In 1828 a flood broke the banks near Barlow Hall, above 
Jackson's Boat on the Cheshire side, during hay harvest time, 
about six o'clock on a Sunday evening, while the farmers were 
busy leading the hay. The water rose so rapidly that the horses 
had to be taken out of the carts and a stampede made to the 
nearest high ground. The hay was drifted down and lodged 
against the banks, where men, women, and children assembled 
to rescue it, but before long the pressure on Bannister's Bank 
above Barfoot bridge caused the bank to give way, and the rush 
of impounded water nearly swept away the canal bridge. To 
save the bridge the nearest trees were cut and torn down and 
hurried to it. They were weighted with stones and secured by 
chains, and then sunk there, as well as boats laden with straw. 
From Sunday till Wednesday traffic along the road was almost 
impossible. George Lewis of Stretford, who had gone with his 
cart and horse to the Ouzel meadow for some hay was caught 
by the flood, and had to stay there until next day. Another 
Stretford man took refuge in a birch tree, and was rescued next 
day in a pork butcher's turnel, or scalding tub. 

This catastrophe, which occurred on June 14, but erroneously 
stated to have been in July, 1828, resulted in an indictment 
against Thomas Joseph Trafford, Esquire, and others, who owned 
the embankments. The prosecution was for a nuisance, and was 
set in motion by the Duke of Bridgwater's Trustees. The case 
was lengthily reported in 1831, in the Reports of Barnewell and 
Adolphus (Rex v. Trafford, vol i. p. 874); and on appeal, in 1832 
(Trafford v. The King), in Bingham's Reports, vol viii. p. 204. 
The indictment contained several counts, and the first count 

Rex v. Tr afford. 37 

stated that after the passing of an Act of 2 George III., namely 
in 1763, a canal was made, which by an aqueduct passed over 
the river Mersey, near the junction of a brook called Chorlton 
Brook, and that Mr. Trafford and the other defendants on Janu- 
ary i, 1770, and other days [this is probably a date assumed by 
the pleader, but see what has been noted (ante, p. 33) at Dids- 
bury], raised mounds near the ancient banks of the river and 
brook, and near the aqueduct, so that at divers times water 
was forced against the aqueduct and its sides and foundations 
instead of flowing as it would otherwise have done over the 
banks of the river and brook, and by the means stated the 
aqueduct was injured and in danger of being broken down, to 
the nuisance of subjects using the canal and of the inhabitants 
and occupiers of the lands adjacent. The other counts were 
only special pleadings of the same facts. The case was tried 
at the Lancaster Summer Assizes in 1829, and some of the 
defendants were acquitted, while the jury found a special verdict 
as to the other defendants, stating that the canal extended for 
half a mile north and south across a vale, through which the 
river Mersey ran in a westerly direction, that the canal was on 
one level, raised by artificial embankments on each side through 
the whole half-mile, and crossed the river by an aqueduct of 
one arch (mentioned in the indictment) built at the same time 
as the canal. At 430 yards from the river towards the north 
the canal was supported by three arches [the Cuthole bridge] 
built at the same time as the canal, and on the south [or Ches- 
hire] side it had two culverts 160 and 460 yards distant from the 
river, one made at the same time as the canal and the other in 
1806. About 800 yards above the aqueduct the river was joined 
from the east by the Chorlton Brook, which was equal to one- 
tenth the capacity of the river at that point, and after the junction 
the river, which had before flowed northward, turned immediately 
to the west. 

On each side of the river and brook there were artificial banks, 
called fenders, to prevent the water in times of flood overflowing 

38 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

the adjacent lands. These fenders had from time to time been 
raised as occasion required by the proprietors and occupiers of 
the adjoining lands, and the fenders on the north side of the river 
were then [1829] three feet higher than they were twenty years 
before, and on the north side of the brook were two feet three 
inches higher than they were twenty years before. Before such 
raising the river water in flood times was frequently penned back 
up the brook, and ran over the north bank of the brook, inundating 
certain lands specified in the verdict, and so made its way to the 
three arches above mentioned. After passing those arches it 
flowed along a low tract of land until it fell into the river again 
at a place called " Ermston," two miles from the arches, inun- 
dating many hundred acres of land, throwing down hedges, and 
otherwise doing much mischief. No regular watercourse was 
ever kept open for the flood water. Since the river and brook 
banks were raised it had, however, taken one and the same 
course to the three arches, the whole of which were not necessary 
for any other purpose than the passage of the flood water, as one 
small arch would suffice for all other water there collected. 

At times, since the canal was made, the river overflowed the 
banks above the brook junction, and inundated a tract of land 
on the south and west. By reason of the canal embankment, 
and for want of sufficient outlets underneath, the flood water 
had (and particularly in 1806) broken the south [or Cheshire] 
bank of the river, between the aqueduct and brook, and passed 
across the river and broken the north bank, and after inundating 
the adjoining land had flowed down to the three arches. 

In 1806 the Bridgwater Trustees compensated the landowners 
on the north bank of the river, and since then had paid an annual 
rent or compensation for a piece of land on the south side which 
was on that occasion washed away, and had also from time to 
time repaired the south bank of the river and the fender thereon 
for fifty yards eastward from the canal. The verdict then de- 
scribed the particular fields and fenders of each defendant, and 
it appeared that every fender was much higher than the land on 

Rex v. Tr afford. 39 

the north [Lancashire side] of it, and that the fenders on the 
river and brook had been raised from time to time within the 
last six years (1822-1828) by each defendant severally, but not 
jointly. It described the levels of the land through which the 
flood water escaped to the three arches [of the Cuthole bridge] 
and the level of the river bed for some miles above the brook 
junction. The injuries in July, 1828, were stated, showing that 
the flood water broke the banks of river and canal, stopping the 
navigation along the latter. It was further stated that the 
improved drainage of the country higher up the river for many 
miles had occasioned a greater quantity of water to flow down 
the river to the aqueduct, which was, however, wide enough 
except in high floods. The raising of the fenders along the 
river and brook had caused a much greater quantity of water to 
flow to the aqueduct in high floods than was the case for several 
years after it was built, with the result that it was insufficient 
during high floods, and so endangered the canal. If the fenders, 
however, were lowered, many hundred acres would be inundated, 
and great injury would be done to the owners and occupiers, and 
the fenders were not raised more than sufficient to prevent such 

When the case was argued in Michaelmas term, Wightman 
for the Crown pointed out that there appeared to have been no 
complaint by the adjoining land owners of any overflow till 1806, 
and it might therefore be assumed that the aqueduct and three 
arches had been calculated in 1763 to be sufficient for all the 
water that could then be contemplated. 

The case was decided in the Court of King's Bench in Janu- 
ary, 1831, and was further heard "in error" in the Exchequer 
Chamber in January, 1832, when the proceedings were reported 
in Bingham, vol. viii. p. 204. Chief Justice Tindal, in delivering 
judgment, pointed out that the special verdict gave no date what- 
ever to the origin of the artificial banks called " fenders." 

Neither the legal effect nor the ultimate result of all this liti- 
gation concern this History, and only the historical parts have 
been cited. 

40 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

The most memorable floods in the Irwell are thus noted in 
Procter's Memorials of Manchester Streets, 1874, p. 7: 

1616. Extraordinary great flood. Men stood upon Salford 
Bridge, and ladled up water with a little piggin. 
1649. January. A great flood. 

1767. October. Great flood. 

1768. High floods. 

1787. Great flood during seven days, which carried away a 
portion of Salford Bridge. 

1799. August. Great floods which did much damage. 

1804. High floods. 

1816. January. Great flood ; water higher than in 1768. 

1829. August. High floods. 

1837. December. Very high flood; water in New Bailey 
Street and Broughton Road ; cattle, furniture, and 
baby in cradle floated down the river. 

1840. January. Great flood, did considerable damage. 

1843. October. Temporary footbridge near the New Bailey 
washed down. 

1852. High floods. 

1866. November. Great flood; water in Strangeways ; see 
Obelisk in Peel Park. 

1870. High flood. 

There have been within living memory many great floods in 
the Mersey, and an excellent record of them is to be found in 
Mr. Fletcher Moss's Didsbury (Manchester, 1890), pp. 70-2. 

In 1722 there was a terrible inundation in Lancashire, doing 
damage which was assessed at 10,227, and a "Brief" was issued 
inviting contributions to relieve those who had suffered by the 
calamity. It is not, however, known whether the inhabitants of 
Stretford were affected by this flood. A great flood, however, 
came down the Mersey August I7th, 1799, respecting which 
Mr. Clarke notes in his MS. vol. " the river Mersey rose so high 
as not only to burst the banks but also to wash down a portion 

Trafford Moss. 41 

of the aqueduct. When the water of the canal was added to 
the before enormous flood the Old Cock Inn was surrounded, 
and the water reached as far as the Smithy, or a little beyond 
the junction of Higgin Lane with the main road." 

Another great flood was caused in the long winter of 1813-14, 
on the breaking up of the ice, which was washed down the river 
and damaged the banks. The biggest flood within living memory 
was that of Sunday, June 14, 1828. Others occurred in 1852, in 
August 1857, November 1866, July 1872, and in 1879. 


The inset " Map of the Country round Manchester from Actual 
Survey," in Laurent's Plan of Manchester, published in Decem- 
ber, 1793, calls Trafford Old Hall "Old Trafford," and about 
two miles to the north-west names " Trafford H.," with a small 
enclosed "Park" to the south-west of it, bounded on the southerly 
side of the Park by " Trafford Heath," a small part of the Heath 
being cut off by the " Duke of Bridgewater's Canal." 

This Heath or Moss was drained and brought into cultivation 
about 1793, under an Act 33 George III., cap. 58 "to enable 
John Trafford, Esquire, and other persons after his death, to grant 
leases of the estates, devised by the Will of the late Humphrey 
Trafford, Esq., June 5, 1779, in the Counties of Lancaster and Ches- 
ter, for building, and also to grant leases of certain waste rnoss 
lands in the said Counties, other parts of the said devised estates." 
The latter part of this Act was probably deemed necessary to 
override any rights of turbary belonging to the villagers and 

The Moss and its reclamation are thus described in Aikin's 
Description of the Country round Manchester, 179$, * p. 380: 

Trafford Moss lies on the south side of the river Irwell, and 
adjoins to the park of John Trafford of Trafford, Esq., the pro- 
prietor both of that and of much the greater part of Chat Moss. 
The Duke of Bridgwater's Canal [from Barton to Waters 
Meeting] divides Trafford Moss into two unequal parts. In the 

1 Laurent's Map accompanies it. 

42 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

year 1792 Mr. Wakefield agreed to undertake the improvement 
of these lands upon a lease for a long term of years. In the 
Session of 1793 an Act of Parliament was obtained enabling the 
proprietor to complete such agreement. 

Mr. Wakefield having associated in his undertaking Mr. Win. 
Roscoe of Liverpool, the drainage of TrafTord Moss was begun 
by them in the same year, and the principal part of it is now 
intersected by drains at six yards distance from each other. 
These drains are cut to a depth of about three feet, and are 
eighteen inches wide. At the bottom a narrow or spit drain is 
formed, about six inches wide and eighteen inches deep, leaving 
a shoulder at the bottom of the wide drain to support the sod 
or turf with which the narrow or spit drain is covered. No 
material is used but the native sod. 

These drains, it must be observed, ought not to be cut at one 
operation, as in such cases the sides will give way. They must 
be allowed time to harden, and drain off the water at every foot, 
or oftener, according to the nature and consistence of the Moss. 
This precaution is of the utmost importance. 

When the sides of the drain are become sufficiently hard, a 
sod is placed over the spit drain, the wide drain is covered up, 
and the surface levelled for cultivation. 

These small drains open into larger ones, at one hundred 
yards distance from each other, which also form the boundaries 
or fences of the intended fields, and by which the water is carried 
off to the extremity of the Moss, where it finds an uninterrupted 
course to the Irwell. 

The next step to be taken is to improve the surface, which is 
done by introducing some extraneous substance, which being 
mingled with the moss, may assist its decomposition (the natural 
process of which, even when exposed to the air, is very slow), 
and may render it fit for the purposes of husbandry : calcareous 
substances of all kinds, and even sand, are also highly serviceable. 

A fine bed of marl which lies about four feet under the surface 
at one end [N.E.] of Trafford Moss, affords an excellent article 

Tr afford Moss. 43 

for its improvement. [The pits out of which the marl was dug 
adjoin the northerly side of the canal.] The difficulty attending 
the conveying the marl over the Moss, which is yet too soft and 
spongy to bear a cart and horses, is obviated by the use of 
moveable cast iron roads, the direction of which is daily changed 
as the work proceeds, and over which the marl is conveyed in 
four-wheeled waggons, containing about six hundred-weight 
each. One horse, with great ease takes six of these waggons ; 
by these means the weight of the marl, bearing on twenty-four 
wheels, is discharged at so many points, that the iron road is much 
lighter, and consequently less expensive, and more moveable than 
it would otherwise be. 

This road is cast in bars six feet long, which join together, 
and rest on wooden sleepers or blocks ; every bar weighs about 
thirty pounds. 

In the year 1794, the undertakers made an experiment by 
planting with potatoes about ten acres of the native moss, after 
they had drained it, but before any marl had been introduced, 
the land being only manured with the common town soil of 
Manchester. Although the season was unfavourable, the vege- 
tation was strong, and the crop equal to any in the neighbour- 
hood. It is expected that in the present year [1795] upwards 
of one hundred acres of Trafford Moss will be in tillage. 

From Deed No. 68 in the Appendix (vol. iii.) it will be seen that 
in 1632 three acres had been then recently improved from the 
Moss in Wickleswick, which formed a continuation of Trafford 
Moss, that sixty acres of waste or moss bounded Wickleswick 
Hall on one side and adjoined Wickleswick Moss on the other, 
while amongst the fields named were the Pitt field, the Higher 
and Low Marled Earth, 1 and the Little and Great Burnd field, 
the Birchen Bank, the Birchen Holt (wood). 

1 Mr. Higson, in his History of Droylsden, p. 73, says : Marl was generally ap- 
plied to land at the back end of the year, at the rate of from five to eight cubic rods 
per acre, and was spread by the unloader, generally designated "Old Crow" or 
" Lord Crow," who cast it in spadefuls from the cart. After proper subjection to the 

44 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Besides the Trafford Moss near Trafford Hall there was 
formerly another Trafford Moss near Chorlton, but the exact 
position is not now known. It is just possible, but hardly pro- 
bable, that it was another name for Turvemoss, off Edge Lane, 
but in that position Stretford Moss would be more likely to 
have been the name. It was more probably somewhere in the 
neighbourhood of Firs Farm, between that farm and Longford 

" falling " processes of frost and rain, the mineral was ploughed into the earth. When 
the last spring corn had been sown, the festival of "marl shutting" or "marl guising" 
was annually celebrated. The marl, which contains carbonate of lime, was a cheap 
substitute for lime, which was very expensive, having to be fetched by pack horses 
from a distance. Most of the old pitsteads yet extant in the fields have been quarries 
whence marl has been obtained. In marling, the "gaffer" of the pit, who controlled 
the falls and excavations, was called " My Lord." Passers by were solicited to con- 
tribute to the "marl shutting," or feast, at the conclusion of their labours, and if an 
individual only gave a sixpence it was vauntingly proclaimed, accompanied by beating 
the drum, purposely kept at the pit, that "Mr. George Green, Esquire, had given 'a 
largesse of silver,' or ' a part of a thousand pounds.'" Harvest Homes were there 
termed " kurn shuttins " (corn quittings, or clearances), following the conclusion of 
reaping or wheat shearing. In Cheshire " shutting a pit " meant that (the marlers 
had ceased to yoe (hew) marl out of the pit. 

Legh's Ballads and Songs of Cheshire gives a Marlers' Song : 

We are the boys to fey a pit, 

And then yoe good marl out of it, 

For them who grow a good turmit. 
(Last verse) When shut the pit, the labour o'er, 

He whom we work for opes the door, 

And gees to us of drink galore, 

For this was always marlers' law. 

Who whoop, who whoop, who-o-o-o-ou 

Houghton, at the latter end of the seventeenth century, when urging the farmers of 
England to adopt marling, said : " I am told by a gentleman of Lancashire that they 
marl, and then plough twelve years together, then marl again, and plough for twelve 
years more, and so on ad infinitum." Adam Martindale, vicar of Rostherne, co. 
Chester, wrote for John Houghton's Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Hus- 
bandry and Trade ( London, 1681-3, 2 v ols., sm. 4to.), three letters, the rirst of which, 
on the Improvement of land by marling, appeared in vol. i. No. 6, May 18, 1682, 
PP- 55'9 > tne second, on the same subject, in vol. i. No. II, December 16, 1682, pp. 
120-6; and the third, on the Improvement of mossie land by burning and liming, 
in vol. ii. No. 4, December n, 1683, pp. 95-6. 

In his first letter Mr. Martindale says that sandy land is accounted the best for 

Marling. 45 

Hall, which is nearer Traffbrd. In 16 Elizabeth (15/4) Thomas 
Leighe of West Leigh, co. Chester, as owner of land in the 
manor of Chorlton occupied by a man named Butler, filed a 
Bill in the Lancashire Palatine Chancery (vol. 93, L. 6) against 
Edmund Traffbrd and Thomas Smyth, complaining that Smyth, 

marling, mossie land pretty good, and clay land very bad, according to these old bald 
verses : 

He that marles sand may buy land ; 

He that marles moss should suffer no loss ; 

But he that marles clay flings all away. 

In the second letter he describes five sorts of marie : (i) Cowshut marl, resembling 
in colour stock doves, which the vulgar in this country (of Cheshire) call cowshuts. 
(2) Stone or shale marl, being stones of soft grit, blew, red, or mixed, and in winter 
seasons, by dryness, perfectly dissolved. (3) Peat or delving marl, which is close, 
strong, and very fat or unctuous, and ordinarily digged up with spades, or rather 
shovels, and filled into carts with short pitchforks, made of purpose, with cuspes like 
spades. (4) Clay marl, of great affinity to clay. This sort is oft mixt with little 
stones, making it hard to get. (5) Steel marl, in the bottom of some pits, apt to 
break into little bodies almost cubical, like stones or cannell. 

Preparing the pit consists of taking away the earth, gravel, or clay upon the head 
of the clod of marie, and shooting the pace, that is, making a broad way of a very easie 
ascent and descent for the convenience of fetching out the marie ; the former of these 
works is called usual \y f eying the marie, and that which is removed feigh. 

The workmen must be always four fillers, and so many Howers as will get them 
work enough ready for filling, ordinarily three, but sometimes four, five, or six. In 
peat marie instead of howers there must be diggers or, as they are usually called, 
delvers. These sorts have usually 14^. per diern, finding themselves all necessaries. 
There must be a setter in the field to appoint where every load is to be poured down, 
and to assist in it. If spread as it comes forth, at least two to set and spread, wages 
about \2d. per diem ; if spreading be deferred till winter, one man at &/. per diem 
might suffice. Some marie requires also a carrier of water, to soften it for the work- 
men's shovels. 

The carts for their dimensions within are about four feet and ten inches long, two 
feet and two or three inches wide, and fourteen inches deep, contrived with con- 
venience to koivc, [Nodal and Milner's Lancashire Glossary " kay ve "] as they call it, 
that is, pour out the load backward with great ease and expedition. [These tiny 
carts, with solid wheels and axle revolving with them, were hauled by three horses, and 
one horse reserved.] About eight or nine roods, of eight yards to the rood, is a con- 
venient distance between cart and cart as they are going from the pit to the heaps and 
so back again. If things be well managed four fillers will send forth three hundred 
loads a day fairly filled, and at that rate in five days a large Cheshire acre of eight 

46 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

as Trafford's tenant, had forcibly taken his carts down "Butler's 
Lane," and had been instigated and supported in so doing by 
Trafford's bailiff named Gexson. In his answer Trafford stated 
that he claimed a right of way along Butler's Lane to land of 
his own, and that the lane led to " Trafford Moss " in Trafford 
Manor. (Booker's Didsbury and Chorlton, Chet. Soc., vol. xlii. 
P- 247.) 

yards to the rood or pole, which is about two and a ninth part statute acres, will be 
tolerably well set over. If one of these large acres can be marled for twelve pounds 
'tis accounted pretty well. 

In some parts of Lancashire they have used, and possibly still use, a sort of single 
carts called Tombrells, whereof each is drawn by one horse ; in other pla.ces they 
used double carts drawn by two horses a piece. But now we generally employ such 
tripple [horsed] carts as I before described. 

Some, when the strength of marl is worn out by long tillage, strengthen it with a 
new supply, but then they usually set it thin, which they call skittering. (See also 
Lane, and Ches. Antiquarian Notes^yol. ii. p. 41 ; Agriculture in Lancashire, "The 
Old Times," Manchester Guardian, February 7, 1880; Bradley's Husbandry, 1727.) 

The learned Dr. Charles Leigh, in The Natural History of Lancashire, &c. (Oxford, 
1700, p. 65), says : The morasses are made arable by draining and marling them, and 
bring then very good corn ; they frequently pare off the tops of these with push-plows, 
which [tops] they amass together in small heaps, when they are dry they set them on 
fire, and by their alcalious [alkaline] ashes the ground is made very fertile, but will 
not continue so above three years ; after that it is very barren. 

Stretford Parochial Chapel. 




1 326. William, Clericus de Stret- 

1352. Robert de Treford, or 

1533. Christopher Raynshae, 
Rawnshawe, or Renshaw. 

1546-57. Charles Gee. 

1581, Jan. William Hodgkinson. 

1604, Nov. William James. 

1618. Richard Wylde. 

1619, Dec. 4. Cheesman. 
1626, Oct. 30. Humphrey Tyle- 


1638, June. Robert Williams. 
1641. Edmund Hopwood. 
1647, March. Hugh Newton. 
1649. John Odcroft.or Odcrofte. 
1651, May. Richard Benson. 
165 1, Dec. Arthur Francis. 
1653, Jan. Nuttall. 
1655, July. Jeremiah Scholes. 
1658, July. Edward Richardson. 
1665. Francis Mosley. 
1679, Sept. Stockton. 
1689. Peter Shaw. 
1706, Dec. John Collier. 

1716, June. Samuel Bolton. 
1716-7. Roger Masterson. 
1718, Jan. Robert Armistead. 
1721. John Jackson. 
1739. John Baldwin. 
1747, Aug. 3. John Baxter. 
1 766, Aug. 1 8. William Stopford. 
1775. William Garnett, curate. 
1777, Jan. Thomas Seddon. 
1780. Miles Wrigley, curate. 
1784. Samuel Virgin, 
1790. James Kirkby, 
1792. G. Perkin. 
1796, July. Thomas Gaskell. 
i8i8,Dec.28. Robinson Elsdale. 

1837. James Cox, curate. 

1838. Walter Butler, 

1839. Joseph Clarke, an d 

Locum Tenens. 
1850, Aug. 30. Joseph Clarke, 

first Rector. 
1860, Mar. Wm. Edward Bren- 

1864, Aug. Thomas Daniel Cox 

1868, Mar. 10. Dudley Hart. 

48 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Assistant Curates. 1888. Richard M. Leigh. 

1857. Ralph Proud. 1891. W. J. Gardner. 

1859. John Postlethwaite Airey. 1893. Charles E. Little. 

1866. Robert Trousdale. 1896. Benjamin Davies. 
1869. Thos. Dugdale Harland. 

1 88 1. John Robert Gibson. Curates in Charge, All Saints. 

1884. William Jas. Hill. 1885. Frank Harrison. 

1887. Jas. Barnes Brearley. 1894. Arthur Wm. McLaren. 


The village Chapel probably originated in an oratory, or 
Domestic Chapel, erected by the Trafford family for the con- 
venience of their tenantry, but the date is not known. 

In 1326 the Salfordshire Wapentake Court Rolls contain an 
entry of iijd., to be paid by William, the clerk of Stretford, for 
unjustly detaining a debt from Adam de Hulton (see "Manorial 
Records," /w/, vol. iii.). 

In 1349 Henry de Blackburn was admitted parson of Bangor 
on the Dee, Flintshire. In 1353 Blackburn resigned, and Robert 
de Treford was admitted, on presentation by Roger le Strange 
of Ellesmere (co. Salop) and Knoking. In 13 56 Treford resigned. 
In the Lichfield Diocesan Registers he is called Rob tus de Stref- 
ford. (Palatine Note Book, vol. ii. p. 188.) 

The concurrence of the two forms Treford and Strefford in- 
creases the probability that the person named had been a priest 
at Stretford Chapel. 

It was in existence in the reign of King Henry IV. (A.D. 1399- 
141 3). This appears from a lease by Henry de Trafford, Esq., and 
Edmund his brother, to Robert Pendylton, preserved amongst 
the muniments lately at Trafford Hall, and dated (Feb. i) the 
day next before the Purification of the B.V.M. in the fourteenth 
year of Henry IV. (1413), and describing a parcel of land belong- 
ing to that family, bounded on the western side by lands near 
the Chapel of Stretford (juxta capellam de Stretford). (See 

'Frafford Ckantry. 49 

Deed 16, Appendix, vol. iii.,p0st.) In 1421 the Parish Church of 
Manchester was collegiated, and Dr. Hibbert-Ware, in his 
Foundations of Manchester, vol. iv. p. 135, suggested that the 
number of chapels of ease would be then increased, but it is 
evident that Stretford was provided for before that date. 

About a century later a chantry was founded in this Chapel 
by Sir Edmund de Trafford, knt, perhaps near the close of his 
life, in the year 1513. 

In a list of the clergy of the Deanery of Manchester in 1533, 
the name of D'N'S XPOFERUS RAYNSHAE occurs as one who 
was then paid by Edmund Trafford, and by others the inhabi- 
tants of Stretford. (Lane. MSS., vol. xxii ; Chet. Soc., vol. lix. 
p. 56, n.) 

In Saxton's Map of Lancashire, dated 1577, the original of 
which is in the Chetham Library, Manchester, both " Stretford 
Chap." and " Chowerton [Chorlton] Chap." are marked. 

It was at one time conjectured that the Chapel was not in 
existence at the time of Leland's journey in 1533, because con- 
trary to his evident intention of naming everything worthy of 
notice, he omits to mention Stretford Chapel, which adjoined 
the King's highway along which he was travelling. On the 
other hand the inaccuracies in his Itinerary, and the rather 
jumbled way in which he enumerates the "seats of the nobility 
and gentry " between Stretford and Manchester, may be taken 
as indications that he was dependent upon a tired, or someone 
else's, memory when he made that portion of his notes, and in 
ignoring Stretford Chapel he may have only omitted what was 
possibly and probably a very unpretending building. 

On August i6th, 1591, " Syr William Trafforde, an olde priest 
dwelling at Trafford," was buried at the Collegiate Church, Man- 
chester. His age was 91, and he had been "the Ladie priest of 
Manchester," and possibly chantry priest of Stretford. On the 
dissolution of the chantries he had an annuity of 4 $s. 8d. 
awarded to him. (Willis, Hist. Mitr. Abb., vol. ii. p. 107 ; Chet. 
Soc., vol. lix. p. 56, n.) 


50 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Another chantry priest at Manchester was CHARLES GEE, who 
was possibly a member of the Stretford family of Gee. In 1547, 
as Dominus Carolus Gee, he answered the call of his Diocesan, 
Bishop Birde, and he was at Stretford in 1557-8 (while Vaux 
was the Roman Catholic Warden of Manchester), his stipend 
then being five marks (3 6s. 8d.) (Lane. MSS., vol. xxii ; 
Chet. Soc., vol. lix. p. 56, n.) 

The lands belonging to the Chantry were early in the sixteenth 
century in the possession of Thomas Hardware of Manchester, 
who let out portions on leases. From him, through the piety of 
Sir Edmund de Trafford, they passed into the power of Henry 
Trafford, clerk, who was afterwards rector of Wilmslow, and of 
William Trafford, gentleman, Hugh Honford, Christopher Ren- 
shaw, chaplain, and George Robinson, alias Barker, one of the 
chapelreeves, who were appointed by deed to be feoffees to be 
seized of the property to the use of the Chantry in Stretford 
Chapel. The rents were to be applied to the finding of a priest 
to sing in the said Chapel for the repose of the souls of Sir 
Edmund Trafford and his ancestors for ever. 

These feoffees leased the property, January I, 1524-5, to John 
Carrington of Carrington, and William Davenport of Bramhall, 
who, on March 24, 1524-5, leased it for fifty-three years to Law- 
rence Venables, son of Richard Venables, at a rental of 44^., to 
be paid at the Chapel of Stretford at the feast of S. Martin in 
winter (11 November) and the Nativity of S. John Baptist (24 
June), by even portions. At that time three of the tenants on 
the property were Edward ffoxley, William Cocker, and Nicholas 
Leycester, holding leases from Thomas Hardware, late of Man- 

The Lancashire Commissioners nominated February 13, 1546-7, 
returned that Charles Gee was the priest incumbent of the 
foundation of Sir Edmunde Trafforde, knight, for the souls of 
whose ancestors he was celebrating at Stretford Chapel. This 
priest could not or would not show any deeds to the Commis- 
sioners, who inventoried as belonging to the Chantry a silver 

Chantry Lands. 51 

chalice weighing 8 oz., and two vestments with the appurtenances 
(alb, amice, maniple, &c.), and as to the endowment they returned 
that Thomas Venables held the tenement with the appur- 
tenances, lying in Budworth, in the county of Chester, the rent 
of 44s. being paid at Midsummer and Martinmas (Lancashire 
Chantries, vol. i., Chet. Soc., vol. lix. pp. 55-6). This property 
was in the large parish of Great Budworth, to the south of War- 
rington, and consisted of a messuage called Whitehall, in the 
township of Aston, near Pickmere, together with fifty-three 
acres, of which twenty were "land," ten meadow, and thirteen 
heath (otherwise described as meadows, leasowes, and pastures). 

Parliament, who granted to King Henry VIII. the whole of 
the Chantry lands in the kingdom, confirmed the grant to King 
Edward VI., and the property was collected for him by Com- 
missioners, who included Sir Edmund Trafford and other local 

The plate and the two vestments, as well as some ornaments 
in the Chapel, of the value of tenpence (Chet. Soc., vol. Ix. p. 
277), were taken away, and the provision for the priests was left 
to the free-will offerings of the villagers, and the Chapel was 
unendowed for 160 years. 

The Chantry lands at Whitehall, Budworth, were granted by 
King Edward VI. to Robert Woode, gentleman, and his heirs, 
in consideration of a sum of money (not stated), and Robert 
Wood enfeoffed them to Lawrence Hyde of Warden Castle, 
Wilts., gentleman, and John Dodde, gentleman. John Dodde 
released all his rights to Lawrence Hyde. 

At Michaelmas, 1554, in the days of Queen Mary, Lawrence 
Hyde, who was descended from the Hydes of Norbury, and was 
grandfather of the celebrated Earl of Clarendon, exhibited a Bill 
of Complaint against Anthony Venables, gentleman, and Douce 
Venables, widow. The Bill stated that three years before, certain 
evidences and writings casually came to the hands of the Vena- 
bles, by colour whereof they entered into possession of the estate, 
and wrongfully expulsed him. 

52 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

The litigation lasted many years. Depositions of witnesses 
touching the matter were taken at Northwich, August 13, 1560, 
before Sir Hugh Cholmondeley, knight, and Thomas Stanley, 
Esq., especial Commissioners under the Queen's Writ, on behalf 
of Hyde. They were to enquire whether the lands belonged to 
the Chantry of Stretford Chapel ; whether the rents were em- 
ployed to the rinding of a Chantry priest five years (before the 
death of Henry VIII.), as well as to ascertain the course of the 
succession of the property. Another interrogatory, which re- 
mained unanswered, was whether the premises in variance, before 
the making of the Statute for Dissolution of Chantries, had been 
presented to belong to the Chantry before the Commissioners of 
King Henry VIII. for the Dissolution of Colleges, Chantries, 
&c., or not, and if it was presented, by whom it was so pre- 

One of the witnesses was Alice Leyceter of Heylde, co. 
Chester, aged 68 years, widow. She was widow of Nicholas 
Leyceter, ancestor of Sir Peter Leycester, the historian. 

Her deposition was as follows : 

She sayeth that she knoweth the tenement in varyaunce called 
Whitehall ; that, by the com'on reporte of the contry and so farre 
as she ever harde or knewe, the said tenement and lands did 
belonge to a Chauntrye founded in the Chappell of Stratforde. 

And further sayeth that she and her late husband Nicholas 
leyceter, being tenaunts to the said tenement and [one croft] 
parcell of the said lands, did paye yerelye vnto Sir Peter War- 
berton, knyght, and to Sir John Warberton, father vnto the said 
Sir Peter, for the space of tenne or twelve yeres or thereabouts, 
the some of eight shillings yerelye of cheife rent, which was all 
the rent that she and her said husband did paye for the said 
tenement and one croft thereto belonginge, and that there were 
dyu'se other tenaunts did occupye the rest of the landes belong- 
inge to the said house. 

And further sayeth that one [George Robinson, alias] Barker, 
beinge then Warden of the Chappell of Stratford beinge twentye 

Chantry Lands. 53 

yeres past [viz. in 1540], came to Nicholas Leiceter, this ex- 
amynates husband, and sayed that he must take the Chauntrye 
Preist of the Chappell for his landelorde, and sayed if he were 
not acquaynted with the said preist he the said Barker woulde 
acquaynte theym together. 

She doth knowe that Thomas Hardware of Manchester was 
seized of the said tenement and land. 

And further sayeth that she hardesaye that the same tenement 
and lands was assured to the fyndinge of a Chauntrye Preist in 
the Chappell of Stratford, but to whom the assuraunce was made 
or by what conveyaunce she knoweth not. 

Thomas ffoxeley of Pickmere, co. Chester, aged 65, another 
tenant of part of the lands, deposed that he had paid his rent to 
Maister Trafforde, father to Sir Edmund Trafford that then was, 
and to Sir Christofer Raunshawe, singing at the Chapel of Strat- 
ford, viz., sometimes to the one and sometimes to the other. He 
well knew that Thomas Hardware was lord of the said tenement, 
and sold the same to Maister Trafford, father to Sir Edmund 
Trafford that then was. 

The case came on for judgment October 15, 1561, before Sir 
Nicholas Bacon (father of Lord Bacon), the Lord Keeper of the 
Great Seal. A suggestion was then made that as the inheritance 
of the lands in variance was in one Carrington of Carrington, 
who was then within age and the Queen's Majesty's ward, the 
decision should be deferred until he attained his majority. This 
was agreed to, and seven years later, when the heir had attained 
his majority and was out of ward, the cause, on November 11, 
1568, came before Sir Nicholas Bacon, who decided that Hyde's 
right to the lands was well and sufficiently maintained and 
proved. The decision was confirmed under the Great Seal of 
England, by deed recapitulating the litigation, and dated at 
Westminster, February 10, 15 Eliz. (1572-3). 

According to an extract preserved at the Church, and copied 
into Mr. Clarke's MS. volume, p. 223 (from Pleadings, Elizabeth, 
vol. v. H. 10), in Hilary Term, 3 Elizabeth (Jan. 1561), Lawrence 

54 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Hyde claimed also that King Edward VI. had, for a sum of 
money, granted by Letters Patent to Robert Woode, gentle- 
man, and his heirs, three tenements with their appurts. in Sawforde 
(Salford), in the p'ishe of Manchester, latelie belonginge to a 
Chantrye founded in the Chapell of Stretford, and that Wood, by 
deed, infeoffed Hyde and John Dodd, gent., in fee with liverie 
and season (livery and seisin), by force whereof Hyde and Wood 
entered, and afterwards Wood by deed released his rights in the 
property to Hyde, who exhibited another Bill of Complaint to 
the Right Honorable S r Ambrose Cave, knight, Chauncellor of 
the Duchie of Lancaster, stating that tenne years before certain 
evidences and writings concerning the property casually came 
to the hands of Judde Warde and Katheryn his wif, late wif 
unto Adam Pilkington, disseased, Richard Fasaker, and Lawrence 
Warde, by colour whereof they entered into possession of the 
estate and wrongfully expulsed him " by the onelie mayntennce 
of one S r Edmund Trafford, Knight." This was a Bill for 

Jud Warde replied that he was a very poore man, but at least 
tenne yeres before the Statute of Chauntries Sir Edmund Traf- 
ford, knight, being seazed in his demean as of fee of the said tene- 
ments, on xiiijth April in vjth Edward VI. leased them by the 
description of a burgage and a crofte to Alice Pilkington (in 
whose tenure they were) and Adam Pilkington for a term, and 
at a rent (not particularising either term or rent), and he denied 
all other allegations made in the Bill of Complaint. 

In Easter Term, 7 Eliz., in the action Hide v. Warde (Duchy 
of Lancaster Orders, vol. xiii., 1-7 Elizabeth) an Injunction having 
been already granted against the occupant, Hugh Torkington, 
the Plaintiff Hyde was ordered to reply before the end of term, 
and " Hughe Torkington, who was committed to the fleet for 
breache of the injunc'on, is this daye sett at libertye and dis- 
chardged of his imprysonemt." 

On 28 January, 1572 (14 Eliz.), Lawrence Huyde exhibited a 
Bill of Complaint in the Chancery of the Duchy of Lancaster 

Chantry Lands. 55 

respecting probably the same three tenements in Sawford, in the 
Parish of Manchester, of which the late King had been seized, 
as part of the lands of the Chappell of Stradforde. The Bill 
alleged that previously a decree had been made against the late 
Sir Edmunde Trafford, knight, and Edmund his son and heir, 
to give up possession of these premises, such possession having 
been taken by Sir Edmund "for that he was a man of great 
power and alliance, and able by strength to deteyne the same " 
from the complainant, and that the Traffords had leased them to 
Hugh Torkington, and that the injunction of the Court had been 
disregarded by Edmund Trafford the sonne, who was "a man of 
great countenaunce, and much frended and allied in the said 
countye of Lancaster." To this Bill, on 6th April, 1572, Ed- 
monde Trafforde put in his Answer, alleging that the proceed- 
ings were vexatious, and that the former proceedings had been 
dismissed. (Duchy of Lancaster Pleadings, vol. Ixxxvii., H 3.) 

In Easter Term, 15 Eliz. (Orders, vol. xvi., fo. 278), the suit of 
Hyde v. Trafford was ordered to be dismissed "if nothing said 
to contrary by Tuesday next," and on 28th April, June 4th and 
8th, further orders were made for " dismission of the Defendant 
for a sute begun 9 Eliz." 

The previous proceedings were taken by Lawrence Hyde, who 
claimed under a Release from John Dodde, his co-feoffee, by 
conveyance from Robert Woodde, who was grantee of King 
Edward VI. (Duchy of Lancaster Pleadings, vol. Ixvii., H 8; and 
Book of Decrees, leaf 2346 fil., 5 Eliz.) 

After the Reformation, the curates of Stretford were the Fel- 
lows of the College of Manchester, whose successors, the Deans 
and Canons, still have the right of presentation. The Fellows 
do not appear at all times to have been conscientious stewards 
of their trust. It was one of the duties of the Wardens to send 
the Fellows to visit the sick in the villages in the parish of Man- 
chester. In 1573 the seven chapelries were so neglected that the 
Queen's Commissioners for the Province of York enjoined the 
Wardens and Fellows to keep residence, and diligently preach 

5 6 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

every Sunday, either in the church or at one of the chapels. 
It is thought that Bradford the Martyr preached at Stretford 

About 1574, Oliver Carter, Fellow of the College, and an 
earnest Protestant minister, was riding to one of the chapels, 
" distant from the parish church four miles," when one William 
Smythe met him by the way, and taking his horse by the bridle, 
drew his dagger, and beat and wounded him with three wounds, 
and if his horse had not broken out of the hand of the said 
Smythe, of likelihood he had slain him. It is not unlikely that 
this took place between Manchester and Stretford. 

The transitional state of religion in this part of Lancashire 
about the year 1590 is vividly shown in a document signed by 
seventeen preachers, and headed " The manifolde enormities of 
the ecclesiasticall state in the most partes of the Countie of Lan- 
caster, and many of them in som partes also of Cheshire," which 
was published in the fifth volume of Chetham Miscellanies (Chet. 
Soc., vol. xcvi. pp. 1-13), and it is still further illustrated by Mr. 
Bailey's extracts from "The Way to the Trve Chvrch" (1608), 
by James White, vicar of Eccles, which Mr. Bailey communicated 
to the Manchester Courier, "Local Gleanings" (vol. i. p. 128). 

White gives " The Creed " as recollected by " the vulgar sort of 
people addicted to Papistry," commencing, "Creezum zuum pat- 
rum onitentem creatorum eius anicum Dominum nostrum qui 
cum sops virigine Mariae ; crixus fixus " ; also The Little Creed, 
The White Pater Noster, and a Prayer. He adds, " they refuse 
to pray in their own language with vnderstanding," and "this 
that I say is generall throughout the country, the whole bodie ot 
the common people practising nothing else. . . . Yea, the most 
men and women addicted to Papistry, though well born and 
brought up for civill qualities, and of good place in the countrey, 
yet lie plunged in this grievance, being perswaded that what 
they haue learned by long custome and continuance in their old 
religion (so they style it), they should not give ouer." 

A full notice of Oliver Carter is given at p. 16 of Chetham 

Religious Enormities. 57 

Miscellanies, vol. v. He was the second signatory amongst the 
above-mentioned seventeen preachers. 

The XXIII Enormities include : iii. Divers married in private 
houses without any Bandes asked, or any Intelligence thereof 
given to the minister of the church, and divers also in like sort 
baptized ; iv. Popish fasts and festivals duly observed in all these 
parts, and that with greater devotion then the Sabboth, against 
which days Crosses in streets and highways are in many places 
oft devoutly garnished and wax candles duly prepared ; v. Fairs 
and markets in most towns are usually kept upon the Sabboth, 
by occasion whereof divine service in the forenoon is greatly 
neglected ; vi. Wakes, Ales, Greens, May-games, Rushbearings, 
Bearbaits, Dove-ales, Bonfires, all manner unlawful Gaming, 
Piping and Dancing, and such like, are in all places freely exer- 
cised upon ye Sabbath ; ix. Those that seem reformed from 
Recusancie come so seldom and behave unconformably ; with- 
drawinge to the farthest parts ; bestowing themselves in their 
own private prayers ; talking ; scorning of the publique action of 
the ministerie ; xiii. The youth, both of the gentrie and of the 
common sort, are noseled (nursed) up in Poperie by many popish 
Schoolmasters fostered in gentlemen's houses and other places ; 
xiv. Disturbance of divine service : I. by the continual intercourse 
of people in and out, the most coming in when service is half 
done ; 2. By the private Prayers used of the most with crossing 
and knocking of theire brest, and somtimes with Beads closly 
handeled ; 3. by walking and talking, by the scornfull laffing 
countenance of some ; 4. by great tumults of people remaining 
in the churchyard, from whence stones are often throwen upon 
the leads of the church, and many a clamorous noise and shout 
given out ; 5. by coming of those that are to be maried, buried, 
and christened, commonly towards the end of the service. At 
which actions (and specially of Baptism) many others use to 
depart the church, shewing thereby no small contempt of the 
Sacrament. 6. By contentions (often times) about seats and 
places of Buriall in ye church, as also by making of the graves in 


58 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

time of divine service ; xv. Manifold popish superstition used 
in the Buriall of the dead : i. Some use the popish Rites ... at 
home ; 2. they sett forth the corse all garnished with Crosses and 
sett round about with tapers and candles burning night and day 
. . . and everie one to say a Pater Noster or De profundis for 
the Sole. . . . After which they are made partakers of the dead 
manse dowle or Banquet of Charitie ; 4. they carry the Corse 
(all garnished with Crosses), which they sett down by the way at 
everie Cross, and there all of them devoutly on their knees 
make prayers for the dead ; 4. and when they have brought the 
corse to the church some with haste prevent the minister and 
burie the corse themselves ; some over-treat the minister to 
omit the service, and when the minister is redie many will 
depart. 5. When they have sett down the corse in the church 
they bend themselves to their private prayer, with crossing 
and knocking themselves, all kneling rownde aboute the corse, 
neglecting the publique service then in hand. When the 
corse is redie to be putt into the grave, some by kissing 
the ded corpes, others by wailing the dead with more then 
hethenish owtcries, others by open Invocations for the dead, 
and another sort with jangling the bells, so disturb the whole 
action that the minister is oft compelled to lett pass that 
part and to withdraw. 6. After which at their banquet at the 
alehouse they oftentime have a pater noster for the dead ; 7. All 
the day and night after the buriall they vse to have excessive 
ringing for ye dead, as also at the twelmonethes day after, which 
they call a minninge day. But while the partie lieth sicke they 
will never require to have the Bell knowled, no, not at the point 
of death, whereby the people should be sturred up to prayer in 
due time ; xvi. Mariage disturbed with many popish rites, as by 
sundrie crosses vsed of the parties themselves ; by transposing 
the ring from finger to ringer at the severall names of the father, 
the son, and the holy ghost ; by laying down and giving a large 
portion of money as an Indowment of the woman ; xvii. Baptism 
not free from some popish Rites as in the departure of the parent 

Religious Enormities. 59 

out of the church when ye baptism is in hand, also in the triple 
submersion of the infant all naked, and in the devout use of the 
popish Chrison (consecrated oil and balsam, representing the 
divine and human nature of Christ) ; xviii. Notorious disorders 
in the Esterly Communion : i. The Communicants will not give 
their names before, by means whereof many notorious sinners 
and some Excommunicate are ignorantly admitted ; 2. Many 
intrude to receive who before have not bin present at divine 
service ; 3. Many superstitiously refuse to take the Sacrament 
of either kind in their hand, but proffer to receive it with their 
mouths at the hand of the minister, after the popish manner ; 
some cross themselves before they receive it, some cross them- 
selves with it ; 4. generally they behave themselves irreverently, 
tumultuously, and oft contentiously amongst themselves and 
towards the minister, that they may get a spedie despatch, after 
which they all depart before the service be ended ; xix. The 
ministers reproving them are oft abused with reproachfull terms 
(even in time of publique ministration), with slanderous reports, 
with secret libels against them and their doctrine, and with 
violence, sometime offered even in the church and procinctes 
thereof; xx. No small corruption in the church officers: i. they 
are chosen by the singuler nomination of the gentlemen and 
better sort of everie town without the consent of the Pastor, by 
means whereof they are commonly of the meanest and lewdest 
sort of the people ; 2. they are seldom chosen in due time, and 
thereby the publique service is discepointed when any present- 
ment is to be made of offenders ; 3. Hereunto are to be added 
the gentle hire and fair treaties, as also the bitter threats and 
injurious handling which the ministers and officers often reap, 
whereby malefactors scape without presentment ; 4. It is a 
general practice of the Paritioners not to allow anything to the 
officers to bear their charges, to the end the offices may grow 
into utter contempt, xxii. The inconvenient state of the churches 
and chapels: I. The churches generally lie ruinous, unrepaired, 
and unfurnished of things decent and necessary, because the 

60 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Paritioners will not contribute for ye repair thereof; 2. The 
chapels of ease (which are three times as many as the Parish 
Churches and more 1 ) are utterly destitute of any Curates, many 
of them supplied with leude men, and some bare readers. By 
means whereof most of the people refrain their parish church 
under pretence of their chapels, and having no service at their 
chapels come not at all, but many grow into utter atheism and 
barbarism, many enjoy full security in Poperie and all popish 
practices ; xxii. Sundry notorious vices abounding, usury, forni- 
cation, adultery, drunkenness, seditious talking, continual swear- 
ing and blaspheming the name of God in the mouth of old and 
young, rich and poor ; xxtii. Jurisdiction despised, citations 
lightly regarded, excommunications not feared, many like well 
to continue in that state and seek no restitution ; to prosecute is 
too chargeable and tedious ; commissions from the Ordinary to 
order matters are generally amiss and never effectual ; annual 
synods and triennial visitations void of all good effect. 

The statement plaintively concludes " For the reformation of 
these enormities, what hath bin done, or rather what hath not bin 
done, heretofore, we know too well by over-long experience." 

WILLIAM HODGKINSON, curate of Stretford, was in January, 
1581, presented at an Episcopal Visitation for keeping an ale- 
house, and it was ordered that, at a few days' interval, he should 
not keep any ale or other victuals to sell in his house. He re- 
tained his cure, and was aged 40 on June 10, 1586. 

WILLIAM JAMES is spoken of as " late curate " of Stretford, 
November, 1604. 

In 1618 (a MS. note by the Rev. John Booker gives 1615 as 
the date) RICHARD WYLDE was curate. He seems to have 
been educated at Middleton School and at Brasenose College, 

In 1860 South Lancashire contained only seven rectories and vicarages, but more 
than one hundred chapels. 

Curates, 1 6 1 8-4 1 . 6 1 

Oxford, where he graduated B.A. March 29, 1616 (Clark's Reg. 
of Univ. of Oxford, vol. iii. p. 59). After leaving Stretford he 
was at Milnrow. 

MR. CHEESEMAN, perhaps, succeeded him, for the Manchester 
registers record the burial, on December 14, 1619, of "an infant 
of Mr. Cheeseman of Stretford, minister." 

A famous minister named HUMPHREY TYLECOTE succeeded. 
He was previously, about 1611, minister at Denton, and was 
buried at Manchester Old Church, October 30, 1626, when he 
was described as "of Stretford, Preacher." Alice, "widow of 
Humphrey Tylecoat, Clarke," was buried near him, January 28, 
1634-5. He belonged to the Puritan school of theology, and 
entered into the controversies of the day. Richard Hollingworth, 
in his Mancuniensis, includes " Master Tilecoat of Stretford " in 
his list of godly learned men, " our betters," who, as " known 
opposers of Prelacy," had defended the Reformed Churches, and 
had in consequence obtained a good report in Manchester and 
the parts about. 

There is an interval in the Chapel Annals between 1626 and 
1638, when the Chapel register mentions, on June 28, 1638, that 
Robert, son of ROBERT WILLIAMS, minister of Stretford, was 

It was on Good Friday, 1632, that the rector of Ashton-upon- 
Mersey was drowned, " being, as it is feared, somewhat over- 
charged with drink," an occurrence which, together with the 
suicide two days later of the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, 
were styled "signal evidences of God's anger and wrath, and 
presages of the ruin of the reformed religion." (Manchester 
Guardian, May 31, 1880, Art. "The Traffords.") 

On February 28, 1641-2, the curate, EDMUND HOPWOOD, 
and churchwarden of Manchester, Richard H ally well, took the 
Protestations of Richard Harrison and Thomas Moores, the 

62 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

chappel-riues of Stretford, and Thomas Gilbodye and Ralph 
Mosse, constables of the same (Palatine Note Book, vol. i. p. 83), 
also the Protestation of William Hollinpriest, described as a 
churchwarden, but more probably what would now-a-days be 
styled a sidesman, and who was probably the sidesman for 
Stretford at the Manchester Parish Church, as there was a 
family of that name resident at Stretford. 

Soon afterwards the Civil War broke out, and the Fellows of 
the College were deprived of their incomes. The tithes of the 
parishes were seized, and the appointment and often the selection 
of ministers, and provision for their incomes, rested with local 
and other committees in the interest of the Parliament. 

The tithes of Stretford, formerly farmed by Sir Cecil Trafford, 
were used, amongst other purposes, to support the ministers of 
Walton-le-Dale, Walmesley Chapel, &c. 

The Registers contain very few entries for the years 1641-6, 
and are not regularly resumed until 1649 or 1650. 

In the meanwhile the Presbyterians ruled ecclesiastically in 

In March, 1647, HUGH NEWTON was established at Stretford 
as minister. On the i6th of that month a petition was sent to 
the Classis at Manchester " by many of Stretford," praying to 
have him duly appointed. 

He was ordered to come to the next meeting with his certifi- 
cates, but in the meanwhile was to suspend preaching. His 
attendance, if he did attend, is not recorded, and nothing more 
is recorded to have been done in the matter, but during the 
course of the sittings of this Classis the ministers and elders of 
Stretford attended the monthly meetings with the greatest 

A MS. note by the Rev. John Booker states that JOHN 
" ADCROFT" was minister in 1649. 

In 1650 the Parliamentary Commissioners, who were directed 

Chape try Survey, 1650. 63 

to keep in view the augmentation of small livings and the sub- 
division of large parishes, surveyed the living of Stretford. 

The Return is filed in Chancery, Surveys of Church Livings, 
vol. ii. fol. 42, Hundred de Salford. The Enquiry was held at 
Manchester, before Richard Standish, James Assheton, Alexan- 
der Barlow, Thomas Birch, Robert Mawdesley, John Hartley, 
and Peter Holte, esquires, and Thomas Cubham, gentleman, the 
Commissioners, on June 17, 1650, and the jury consisted of: 

1. John Gilliam of Newton. 9. William Ov/en of fflixton. 

2. John Marler of Manchester. 10. James Royle of ffiixton. 

3. Henry Neild of Manchester. 11. Thomas Sorocold of Bar- 

4. William Rawlenson of ton. 

Blackeley. 12. James Rowe of Heawton 

5. Ralph Worsley of Rusham [Haughton]. 

[Rusholme]. 13. Edmund Chatterton of Al- 

6. Francis Wood of Withing- krington. 

ton. 14. George Jackson of Chorl- 

7. Thomas Gilbodie of Streit- ton, and 

ford. 15. Robert Loynsdale of Wors- 

8. Adam Pilkington of Salford. ley. 

all of whom are described as " gen? or gentlemen. 

The Inquisition, so far as Stretford is concerned, runs : 

Streitford. Allsoe we p'sent that theire is a chappell within 
the towneshippe of Streitford, belonginge and within the pish of 
Manchester, and that M r John Odcrofte, preacher of God's word, 
hath and doth officiate at the same Chappell. 

And that the tyths within Streitford afforesaid, formerly farmed 
for divers yeares yett . . . being by S r Edmund TrafTord, knight, 
deceased, from the said pish Church of Manchester, at the yerely 
rent of sixe pounds thirteene shillings ffower pence, and is worth 
p annu in kind twenty-six pounds thirteene shillings and foure 
pence, two pts whereof is taken from S r Cecill Trafford for his 

And that the sallery and stipend payed to the said M r . Od- 
crofte is payed him by the inhabitants of Streitford afforesaid, 

64 History of the Ancient Chapel of S tret ford. 

without 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 myles and upwards, and is w th in a statute 
myle and a halffe of Chorleton Chappell, and three statute myles 
from fflixton, and fit to bee made a pish. 1 

At Lambeth, in the second of 50 to 60 folio MS. volumes 
relating to Churches in Lancashire in the i/th century, it is 
recorded that the ministers of Denton, Birch, Didsbury, and 
Chorlton, had had some maintenance out of the sequestration, 
but "all orders expiringe about midsummer, 1650, there is noe 
meanes known for them but the contributions of the people." 

Odcroft had also to look after the spiritual requirements of 
Chorlton. Thus in August, 1651, Israel, "son of John Odcroft, 
minister of Chorlton," after being there baptised, perhaps by 
his father, was brought to Stretford, where the ceremony was 
repeated. The same day, August 8, the child was taken to 
Flixton, where the Incumbent, Mr. Edward Woolmer, who was 
still an Episcopalian, also baptised him, and entered the fact in 
his register, describing the father as "John Odcroft de Stretford." 

Odcroft is fitly described by Mr. Clarke (MS., p. 106) as an 
unflinching supporter of Episcopacy. He was much opposed to 
the rule of the Presbyterians, and persisted in reading the Liturgy 
after it was prohibited. The Presbyterians threatened to obtain 
a magistrate's order to eject him from the Chapel, but he defied 
them. (See Halley's Lancashire Puritanism, vol. ii. p. 59.) 

In 1651, Richard Benson, the minister of Chorlton, was sent 
by the Presbyterian Classis of Manchester to speak to Odcroft, 
to see what he could say concerning the course he was holding, 
and Odcroft was enjoined that his presence was expected at the 
Classis on the second Tuesday in June. Enquiries were in the 

1 See Lane. &> Ches. Church Surveys, 1649-1655, edited by Lieut. -Col. Fishwick, 
Lane. & Ches. Record Soc., 1879; and Earvvaker's Local Gleanings, 1880, p. 230. 

Presbyterian Ministers. 65 

meantime to be made into Odcroft's conduct in making clandes- 
tine marriages, that is, marriages not performed before a Justice 
of the Peace according to the Directory, and in baptizing children, 
and as to whether he was of scandalous life. The battle of Wor- 
cester, on September 5, 1651, and the defeat of Charles II. there, 
put a stop to the proceedings of the Presbyterian Party. On 
the 2/th of May, 1651, Richard Benson was buried in the chan- 
cel at Stretford. He was described by the Parliamentary Com- 
mission of 1650 as a "prayerful and godly preaching minister." 

Odcroft was succeeded by some ministers who were selected 
and salaried by the inhabitants, and ordained by the Presby- 

The first of these was ARTHUR FRANCIS, who at the age of 
25 was ordained here December 10, 1651. On that occasion the 
Rev. Mr. Meeke of Salford preached, the Rev. Mr. Angier of 
Denton gave the exhortation, and the Rev. Mr. Harrison of 
Ashton-under-Lyne, and others, prayed. 

Francis was followed by one Mr. (RALPH ?) NUTTALL, who 
made an arrangement with the people, but showed a disposition 
to slight the Presbyterian discipline. On January 10, 1653-4, 
he was summoned before the Classis at Manchester, and gave 
an account of his being minister and officiating at Stretford, but 
he added that it was not probable that he should continue one 
day longer. He stayed on, however, and attended the Classis 
as minister of Stretford in May and August, 1655. 

The next minister was the Rev. JEREMY SCHOLES, or Scoales, 
M.A., of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, who was a conscientious 
man, son of George Scoles of Salford, and a native of that place, 
where he was born about 1629, being baptised June 14, 1629, at 
Manchester Parish Church. In April, 1655, he presented himself 
to the Manchester Classis for ordination, and on the first of July 
following he and Mr. James Jackson, B.A., were ordained at 


66 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Chorlton Chapel, Scholes to Stretford and Jackson to Chorlton. 
In the following year he married at Kirkly Hall, co. York, 
Deborah, daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Rathband of Keighley, 
co. York, who had assisted at his ordination. Scholes 1 was an 
associate of Henry Newcome, in whose Diary (Chet. Soc., vol. 
xviii.) are many particulars about him. On April 12, 1683, New- 
come notes "All day at a private day at Mr. Butterworth's. 
Distracted at last by good Mr. Scholes, who was tedious and 
oft unintelligible. I grieve for him." 

"10 March, 1658. Mr. Scholes told me a considerable passage 
of himself; that a gentleman of quality came on purpose to 
quarrel with him in his own house, about his preaching against 
set forms of prayer, &c. And he was suddenly taken with the 
hickup, that it calmed him exceedingly, and hastened him away, 
much frightened with it." 

"25 May, 1658. Mr. Scholes told me a very strange thing 
this day that hath happened in his parish. One James Linn- 
acre, a man of a good estate, married one Steimson, a papist's 
daughter. He buries his wife. Was a melancholic man. And 
the papist gets him to settle his land on his youngest son, off all 
his own kindred. Now shortly after this, about two years since, 
this Linnacre is missed, and was never heard of since. Now a 
gentlewoman had been troubled. Saw one day a white pillar in 
the house, and she followed it, and it went down under the door. 
Since yesterday was seventh night, Linnacre appeared to her ; 
shewed her his head and side, where he was wounded, and told 
that they had buried him very deep in a buttery. She told her 
father, and he got a warrant and hath searched slightly ; and so 
the matter at present depends. There are strong probabilities 

1 Adam Martindale (Autobiography, Chet. Soc., vol. iv. p. 236) terms him a learned 
man and profitable preacher. Matthew Henry (William's Life, p. 260) calls him "a 
learned godly minister in Manchester." Canon Parkinson, who edited Martindale's 
Life (op. cit., p. 236) quotes from Calamy, " He (Scoales) used to take much delight 
in days of prayer and humiliation, in which he was often charged by his brethren with 
holding out too long ; though he was usually pertinent and acceptable." 

Presbyterian Ministers. 67 

of the thing, for, just before this thing, Mr. Steimson had turned 
away all his servants." 

About this time Scholes left Stretford, and removed to Nor- 
ton, near Dronfield, Derbyshire, whence he was ejected in 1662. 
Thereupon he returned to Salford and lived upon his estate. 
When the Indulgences to Dissenters were issued in 1672, Scholes, 
on June 10, obtained a license to preach in his own house in 
Salford, as a Presbyterian meeting house, and on 27th July a 
similar license for the " out-housing " of Thomas Low " in Chorl- 
ton "[-cum-Hardy]. In both of these places he exercised his 
vocation. He died April 27, 1685, aged 55, and was buried in 
the Manchester churchyard. He was an upright-hearted man, 
and Newcome (Autobiography, Chet. Soc., vol. xxvii. p. 259) ap- 
plies to him the epithets " precious, learned, modest, and pious." 
His will, dated March 5, 1674, was proved at Chester. His 
wife was buried in the Manchester churchyard, July 16, 1668. 
Besides a son Nathaniel, who became a Nonconformist minister, 
he had two daughters, Deborah and Rebecca, both of whom 
died in infancy (Palatine Note Book, vol. iv. p. 29). For further 
particulars of the Scholes family, and the Rev. Nathaniel Scholes, 
see Palatine Note Book, vol. iv. pp. 28-31. 

Mr. Hibbert-Ware (Foundations of Manchester, vol. i. p. 303) 
says that the pulpit of Stretford was " occupied by a succession 
of preachers, whose unsteadiness was attributed to the divided 
state of the congregation, until at length a Mr. Richardson, a 
newly-ordained minister of much promise, became stationary." 

This Mr. EDWARD RICHARDSON, B.A., was aged 24 when he 
was ordained at Stretford, on July 27, 1658, after having shown 
a testimonial of his " fair call " signed by the people of Stretford. 
He also satisfied the Classis as to his age, degree in the university, 
good life, and abilities. The occasion was kept as a fast. Mr. 
Jackson of Chorlton prayed, Mr. John Jones of Eccles preached, 
Mr. Wm. Leigh of Gorton prayed, and Mr. Henry Newcome of 
Manchester "propounded the questions." Then -Mr. Richardson 

68 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

made public confession of his faith, and after earnest prayer he 
was solemnly set apart to the work of the ministry by the im- 
position of hands of the Presbyters. Finally Mr. Newcome 
exhorted him and the people touching their mutual duties. On 
July 13, 1659, he joined with others in signing the "Propositions 
for Accommodation " between Presbyterians and Episcopalians. 

In the entry of his marriage at the Old Church of Manchester 
he is called Edward Richardson of Manchester, Clerke, son of 
Thomas Richardson, late of Grindlow [Longsight], deceased. 
His wife was Ellen Chourlton of Manchester, daughter of Ralph 
Chourlton, late of the same, deceased. 

His children, who were born between 1659 and 1671, were 
baptised at Manchester. In 1660 and 1661 he is called "Chap- 
lain " of the College, and as such he preached the sermon at six 
o'clock on Lord's Day mornings in Manchester. He was ejected 
from his Fellowship in 1663. In 1673 he preached, says Calamy 
{Account of Ministers Ejected, vol. ii. p. 393], by virtue of a license, 
at " Chorton." If Chorlton is meant, it may be a mistake, for 
his license on May 2, 1672, was to be a Presbyterian teacher in 
the house of Robert Mort in Little Hilton. He was a competent 
scholar, and a pious man. He died in 1680. 

After the Restoration the chapel was very irregularly served 
with curates, there being no settled minister until the new Chapel 
was built and an endowment obtained. The Fellows of the Col- 
lege at Manchester, which had now recovered their former 
possessions, again took charge of their Chapelries. They, in 
conjunction with the clergy of the neighbouring parishes, at- 
tended to the religious wants of Stretford. 

One of the first of the ministers after the Restoration was the 
REV. FRANCIS MOSLEY, who resided at Turfmoss, otherwise 
Turnmoss. He received ordination at the hands of the Classis 
at Manchester, January 10, 1654-5. He was then 24 years old, 
and Master of Arts of Emmanuel College. He was fifth son of 

Curates. 69 

Oswald Mosley, Esq., of Ancoats Hall, Manchester. He married 
Catherine Davenport of Davenport, and his son Francis was 
born i Qth May, and was baptised at Stretford Chapel on 8th 
June, 1665. The Registers also show that "Osweld, the soone of 
Franchis Mooseley, was borne the 13 day of May, and was bab- 
tised the 23 day of May, 1667 ; Meriall, the daughter of ffrances 
Moseley de Turmosse, Cler., was borne Aug. the eighteenth, 
and was Baptised the ffirst day of September, anno 1669, and 
was buried the 29 day of Desember, 1669 ; Edward, the son of 
Mr. franchis Mosley, was buried the 21 day of aprill, 1674." 

On February 16, 1673-4, he was presented to the rectory of 
Wilmslow by John Newton of Stretford, gentleman. The pre- 
sentation to the living of Wilmslow had belonged to the Trafford 
family, but the heir to Sir Cecil Trafford was a Roman Catholic, 
and was therefore unable to present. The presentation was 
therefore sold to Mr. John Newton, steward of Stretford Court 
Baron, and overseer of the highways for Stretford in 1691, and 
chapel-warden in 1700. He was buried at Bowdon, June 3rd, 
1701, and the will of "John Newton of Stretford, yeoman," was 
proved at Stretford the same year. 

On December 14, 1679, the Rev. Peter Newcome, son of Henry 
Newcome already mentioned, preached at Stretford, on Psalm 
Ixxiii. 26. His father and others of his family attended the 
Chapel with him. 

On September 15, 1679, a MR. STOCKTON was appointed 

In Booker's Didsbury and Chorlton, p. 61, it is said that in 1678, 
at Didsbury, the Rev. John Walker acted as curate, and held 
the curacy till 1685, and his successor was the Rev. Peter Shaw, 
who at the time of his appointment was curate of Stretford 
Chapel. The REV. PETER SHAW was, however, curate at Stret- 
ford in 1689, when his name is found on the Register. 

The Rev. John Hinde, a Fellow of the College, Manchester, 
whose widow left a valuable educational legacy to the village, is 

70 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

mentioned in the Register on March u, 1696-7, and on August 
18, 1701. 

JOHN COLLIER was for some years minister of Stretford, being 
then only a literate. He was the father of the well-known Lan- 
cashire humourist called " Tim Bobbin," who was born at LJrms- 
ton, and was baptised at Flixton on January 6, 1708-9, being 
called the "son of Mr. John Collier of Vrmestone." In 1716 
the father was permitted to discharge the deacon's office at 
Hollinsfare, or Hollinsgreen, near Warrington, where, according 
to an erroneous Flixton tradition " Tim Bobbin " was born ; but 
in 1725, according to a statute then recently passed, he was 
compelled to take priest's orders at Chester. 

Entries in the Stretford Registers show that he was connected 
with the chapelry for about four years. The first entry, dated 
December 17, 1706, alludes to him as "Mr. Jno. Collier, parson 
of Stretford." There are two baptisms entered the year follow- 
ing, the first being on March 30, " by Mr. [or mee] John Collier, 
minister ibid.," and the second on June 25, "p. Mr. Jno. Collier, 
minister ibid." There are five entries in 1708, on May 5, May 6, 
July 1 8, July 22, and November I, all of which describe Collier 
as minister of Stretford, but it is noticeable that two of these 
entries, relating to baptisms of the Green and Birch families, on 
July 18 and November I, speak of him as " then minister of 
Stretford," and these two entries are exceptional, as they are en- 
grossed. There are three of his baptisms in 1710, one on April 
30 "by John Collier, curate of Eccles," another on October 12 
" by Mr. John Collier," and the third, which is the last Collier 
entry on the Register, on August 3 "p. Mr. Jno Collier." There 
is some reason to believe that some of these entries are in Collier's 
handwriting. During the years in question he was resident at 
Urmston, in a small tenement nearly opposite Urmston Hall, 
which bore the name of " Richard o' Jones's," but which had dis- 
appeared long before 1878. Collier himself died at Newton, in 
Mottram parish, June 15, 1739. 

Rebuilding the Chapel, 1718. 71 

" Parson Holt " baptised two children at the Chapel on No- 
vember 2 and 8, 1711, and the second volume of the Register 
shows that he was baptising at the Chapel on October 31, 1714, 
and February 27 following. In both these cases he is styled 
"Mr. Hoult." In 1719 it is recorded that "Parson Hoult" bap- 
tised a child at Chorlton Chapel on loth April. 

On February 24, 1711, "Dr. Roe" baptised one of the Birch 
family. This was the well-known Warden Wroe, of the College, 
Manchester, called " the silver-tongued Wroe." 

About this time it would appear that there was no fixed minis- 
ter at Stretford, but on June 26, 1716, Warden Wroe and the 
Fellows appointed SAMUEL BOLTON to be curate. He was son 
of Roger Bolton, one of the Fellows, and was of Brasenose Col- 
lege, Oxford ; B.A. October 13, 1711, and M.A. June 8, 1714. 

In 1716-17 ROGER MASTERSON, or MAISTERSON, was curate, 
and described himself at this time as minister of Stretford. 

It was during his tenure of the living that the inhabitants took 
measures to erect a larger chapel. They were incited to do so 
by the public spirit of two of the villagers, Mrs. Anne Hinde, 
the second wife of the Rev. John Hinde, already mentioned, 
who gave ;ioo, and John Harrison, gentleman, of Stretford, 
who resided in Toad Lane, Manchester, and had been chapel- 
warden in 1700, along with John Newton. Mr. Harrison con- 
tributed 230 towards the endowment, and the Commissioners 
of Queen Anne's Bounty bestowed 200 more. Baines, in his 
History of Lancashire, erroneously asserts that the old chapel 
" at length fell down for want of repairs." 

Early in 1717-18 a meeting of the inhabitants was held, and 
the following memorandum was drawn up and signed : 

FebT 3d i;i7[i8]. 

Then agreed upon by a publick meeting of the Inhabitants 
[" Parishioners " deleted] of Stretford, &c. 

7 2 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

That the Chapel thereof shall be taken down, & Sufficiently 
rebuilt ["or repaired" deleted]. As voted by 
Witness our Hands 

Chapel wardens. Inhabitants. 

Tho : Chadwick. John Harrisone. 

Thomas Newton. Thos. Mosse. 

John Harrison. 
John Shawcross. 
James Davie [Davis ?] 
John Moss. 
Thomas Barlow. 
Francis his p mark Johnson. 
Tho : Moores. 
Wm : Roscoe. 
John Hatton. 

Thurston his | mark Barlow. 
William his W mark ffaulkner. 
George his R mark Richardson. 
Thomas his Q mark Royle. 
John Barlow. 

These and other inhabitants contributed about ;iSo, and the 
inhabitants of Manchester a like sum. Mr. Humphrey Trafford's 
contribution was 20. The entire cost, including the land, was 
nearly 500. 

This chapel lasted for about 120 years, and was occupied by 
the following curates : 

On January 28, 1718-9, ROBERT ARMISTEAD, B.A. of Mag- 
dalen Hall, Oxford (June 13, 1718), was licensed to the cure, on 
the nomination of Warden Wroe and Fellows. In his time 
Francis Gastrell, Bishop of Chester 1714-25, in his survey of his 
see, states that there were then 74 families in the village, and 
four families of Protestant Dissenters. 

Before the endowment for the new chapel, the income of the 
Stretford Chapelry was only i is. 2d., of which icxy. was derived 

Ministers. 73 

from surplice fees. The voluntary contributions of the parish- 
ioners amounted to about 10. The bishop was told that in 
1673 there were two wardens. He records Harrison's benefac- 
tion, and alludes to the licensing of the new curate. He adds 
that there was a private school without any endowment. (Notitia 
Cestriensis, vol. ii. part I, Chet. Soc., vol. xix. pp. 67, 95-6.) 

The third page of the first volume of the Register contains a 
note " JNO JACKSON, M.A., minister 1721," and on a page which 
is filled with entries for 1670 there is another note, "Stratford, 
Nov. y e 29, 1737, Jon. Jackson, minister." 

He was buried, according to the Register, on February 21, 
1739-40. His gravestone in the old yard is inscribed : 

" Here Resteth the Body of the Rev d John Jack- 
son, A.M., buried Feb. y e 2 I st , 1740. M rs Eliz th 
Grantham, buried Jan. 14, 1733. The Rev d John 
SutclifTe, departed this Life April the 27th, A.D. 
1804, aged 49 years." 

The Register states that Mistress Grantham was the daughter 
of Mr. Thomas Grantham, attorney-at-law, late of " Haslenden," 
and sister-in-law to the Rev. Mr. Jackson. Mary, a daughter of 
Mr. Jackson, was buried at Manchester, April 21, 1742. 

"JOHN BALDWIN, minister," signs the foot of the Registers 
from early in 1740 to July 12, 1747. 

About 1745 [?] the minister, John Baldwin [?], made an inven- 
tory of his library, written on the back of a sheet of paper 
containing the names of Stretford ratepayers, on April 17, 
1745. The books were : 

Religious Philosoph r [by John Chamberlayne, 1721]. 

Lessley w th Sermons [probably Charles Leslie's Short Method 
bound up with sermons]. 

Donats Dictionery [Donatus's Grammar?]. 

Nelsons [Companion to the Festivals and Fasts, 1704]. 

Sers. v. 9. 


74 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Miscellanies 4 to . 

Reading S ns v. 4. 

Hopk. 10 Comndm ts [Ezekiel Hopkins, Exposition of the Ten 

Commandments, 1692, 4to]. 
Dialogues w th a Woman. 

Jeffryes Discourses [John Jeffery, D.D., Disc., 1701]. 
Luptons Ser 8 [Wm. L., D.D., Sermons, 1724, 8vo]. 
Ser. v. 8. 
Reading v. 
Sers. v. 9. 

Dales Philosophical Comdmt 5 . 
Bradys Ser s [Nicholas B., Sermons, 1724]. 
Stanhope Ep. Gos. vol i. 3 [Geo. S., D.D., Paraphrase and Com- 

mentary on the Epistles and Gospels appointed to be read 

in the churches of England on all Sundays and holidays]. 
Sherlock Judgm* [W. S., D.D., Practical Discourse Concerning 

a Future Judgment, 1725, 8vo]. 
Layland ag 1 Tindal v. i. fol. [John Leland, D.D., Answer to 

Tindal's Christianity as Old as the Creation, 1733]. 
Scott's Works, v. 6. [John Scott, D.D., Works, 1718.] 
Body Divinity. [By Thomas Stackhouse (?), 1729.] 
Hamond's N. Testam 1 and psalms. [Henry Hammond, D.D.] 
Burkit N. Test. [Wm. B., Expository Notes with Practical 

Observations on the New Testament.] 
Boys, 39 Articles. [Jas. B., Practical Exposition on the 39 Ar- 

ticles, 1716, fol.] 

Calmets, Lectures. [Perhaps Calmet's Bible Dictionary, 1732.] 
Blair Ser s v. i. 2. [James B., M.A., Our Saviour's Sermon on 

the Mount explained in 117 Sermons, 1722, 5 vols.] 
Smith v. i. 

<r JNO. BAXTER, minister," begins to sign in September, 1747, 
and continues up to July, 1766. The entry of his marriage is in 

Ministers. 7 5 

the Eccles Registers, May 30, 1759, his wife being Sarah Barlow 
of Eccles Parish. Only one of their children is registered as 
baptised at Stretford, namely, Robert, on February 8, 1761. 
Mr. Baxter was buried on August 8, 1766, and there is a stone 
to his memory, inscribed, "The Rev. lohn Baxter, who was 
minister of this Chapel 19 years, dyed August 6, 1766. Aged 
6 1 years." 

In August, 1766, WILLIAM STOPFORD (B.A. of Brasenose 
College, 1759) succeeded. On July 23, 1767, his son Joshua 
was baptised at Stretford. The last entry referring to him on 
the Registers is in April, 1775. By his second wife, Margaret 
Cooperthwaite, he had two children, Margaret, baptised at Stret- 
ford, February 27, 1774, and Esther, baptised there April 24, 

In 1775 WILLIAM GARNETT was apparently assistant curate. 
He was baptised June 28, 1744, at Windermere Parish Church, 
and was son of Anthony Garnet of Stor. He was admitted to 
priest's orders July 8, 1775. (Clarke's MS., p. 118.) 

The REV. THOMAS SEDDON succeeded the Rev. Wm. Stop- 
ford on July 1 8, 1778. The Churchwardens' Accounts for 1777 
and 1778 indicate that there was unpleasantness between the 
late and new Incumbent, as on March 31, 1777, the Wardens 
spent is. %d. "expenses at Bull's Head concerning Mr. Stopford," 
and in 1778 4^. were spent at "a meeting about Disputes of the 
Parsons," and later in the year Js. " about Mr. Seddon and Mr. 
Stockport (sic) Disputes." Mr. Stopford's curacy extended from 
1778 to 1795 or 1796. This erratic clergyman was educated at 
the Manchester Grammar School, under the Rev. John Clayton. 
He matriculated at Oxford, from Magdalen Hall, March 2, 1776, 
aged 23, as son of John Seddon of Eccles, co. Lancaster, and 
paid the fees of a gentleman's son. He called himself Master 
of Arts, but he never took any degree at his University, He 
boasted that " independent of a host of heralds " it was in his 

76 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

power to trace his pedigree up to the Conquest, " for with the 
conquerors my ancestors first came into this country, as appears 
from the testimony of grants for services done in that successful 
enterprise, which are now in the possession of a distant relation, 
a gentleman of my own name." 

He acknowledges that he was not much benefitted by his 
academical education, and that he was generally known to be 
no economist. 

He married for means "a young lady of family in my neigh- 

In January, 1777, he began to make the entries in the Register, 
but his writing is only traced up to January, 1779. He was by 
no means so good a registrar as a complaint which he makes 
about his predecessor would lead one to expect. 

In 1779, in an unhealthy frame of mind, he wrote an anony- 
mous book called Characteristic Strictures. These were satiric 
criticisms on pictures supposed to have been on exhibition. The 
subjects, which were over one hundred in number, were derived 
from " the most eminent persons in the counties of Lancashire 
and Cheshire, particularly in the town and neighbourhood of 
Manchester." This singular work was inscribed to John Astley, 
Esq., of Duckinfield Lodge, who was a portrait painter until his 
marriage with Lady Daniel, who gave him the Duckinfield 

The following is Seddon's criticism of himself, of Acres-barn 
(Pendleton), supposed to be painted as St. Luke : " This figure is 
too volatile and thoughtless either for the sage appearance of a 
Physician or the divine Sanctity of an Apostle ; and yet the 
features do not indicate a vicious disposition. Good temper is 
one of the most amiable virtues that can be described, but when 
carried to such profusion, unrectified by the prudent precaution 
of self-preservation, it gives a suspicion that the understanding 
is weak, and the painter himself must acknowledge that the 
habit is too extravagant for the meekness of a disciple, and a 
corroborating circumstance of our imaginations respecting his 
intellectual faculties." 

Rev. T. Seddon. 77 

Immediately after the publication of this work Seddon was 
invited " to accept a curacy in a corporate town." This was the 
curacy of St. George's, Wigan ("built by subscription in 1781" 
Baines). Seddon says, " my abidance at this place was but a 
fluctuation in muddled waters." His friends there, he adds, "took 
an opportunity in my absence of superseding me from the church 
to serve a different connection." Mr. Bailey conjectures that this 
was to serve at Stretford. The Bishop sanctioned the super- 
cession, to which Seddon says he would not have submitted "but 
that I must have been obliged to have given up some other pre- 
ferment, as a prosecution was threatened by my opponents in 
court if I persisted in my claim, for non-residence upon my 

This autobiographic notice is taken from the introduction to 
his Letters to an Officer in the Army, 2 vols., Warrington, 1786. 
He does not mention Stretford by name. His connection with 
the chapelry was not creditable. He had not long been there 
before the benefice was sequestrated for a debt of 400 held by 
his father, who, the son alleges, had been accused of too greatly 
indulging his children. Seddon had to leave the village, and 
curates for a number of years occupied the pulpit. The erroneous 
Stretford tradition of him is that he had his gown stripped off 
him three times, and then had a school given to him, and that 
he used to tell the congregation they could go home and he was 
going to fish, as it was a good day for it. In 1787 he speaks of 
himself as " retired now from all professional engagements, and 
without hopes of succeeding to any." 

Three years later, however, Dr. Hinde gave him the incum- 
bency of Lydgate, near Saddleworth, to which he had been 
unanimously elected by the inhabitants, and which, with Stret- 
ford, he held till his death. That event occurred May 17, 1796, 
on his passage to the West Indies as chaplain to the iO4th 
Regiment (Royal Manchester Volunteers), whose colours he had 
consecrated in St. Ann's Church, Manchester, on August 24th, 

7 8 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Besides the books above mentioned he published " Impartial 
and Free Thoughts on a Free Trade to Ireland," and some 
Sermons. (See Diet. Nat. Biog., vol. li. p. 178.) 

The REV. THOMAS GASKELL succeeded him on July 7, 1796, 
and resigned in 1818, when he went to Newton Heath. He has 
been described, by one who as a boy remembers him, as "a low, 
stiff, broad-set grey old gentleman, who was slow in his delivery 
and not impressable " (impressive ?). He was an usher in the 
Manchester Grammar School, at a salary of 80, at the time he 
was appointed. During his ministry the first Sunday School in 
Stretford was opened. He resided at 13, Queen Street, St. Ann's, 
Manchester, and afterwards at Salford. 

In 1802 the value of the living was increased by Royal Bounty 
200, and a Parliamentary Grant by lot of ;8oo. 

The REV. ROBINSON ELSDALE, D.D., succeeded him on Dec. 
28th, 1818. He was a Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 
and, after taking the degree of B.A., had been appointed in 1808 
to be the second master at Manchester Grammar School, at 120 
per annum, and ultimately, in 1837, became High Master, an office 
which he resigned in 1840. His severe discipline is described by 
his pupil Harrison Ainsworth in the novel Mervyn Clitheroe, 
where Mr. Elsdale is called "Mr. Cane." Mr. Elsdale, although 
non-resident, was devoted to his duties at Stretford, giving up to 
his parish his weekly half-holiday as well as Sunday. In his 
time the chapel was often enlarged, and he planted the trees 
which are in the old graveyard. 

He was born at Surfleet, co. Lincoln, March 26, 1783, and 
died "from old age and infirmity," at Wrington, co. Somerset, 
August 8, 1850. Mr. Bailey and Mr. John Kendall have re- 
corded that Mr. Elsdale's kindly intercourse with the villagers 
is well remembered down to the present time. Mr. David Kelly 
notes, in Mr. Clarke's MS. volume, that further particulars con- 
cerning Dr. Elsdale are given in the In Memoriam volume relating 
to the Leeves family. This volume, of which there is a copy in 



Rev. Dr. Elsdale. 79 

the Manchester Free Library, also contains a portrait of Dr. 
Elsdale (p. 141), and a photograph (p. 149) of Stretford Church. 
See also the notice of him in the third volume (pp. 8-12) of the 
Manchester School Register, 1874. He married, on July 24, 1810, 
Marianne, eldest daughter of the Rev. William Leeves, who was 
for more than fifty years rector of Wrington. Mr. Elsdale's father 
was the hero of Captain Marryat's Privateer sman. 

An old inhabitant describes Dr. Elsdale as " a fair-sized man, 
a good Christian, but no delivery." He used to walk from Man- 
chester every Sunday to conduct the services, and used also to 
visit his parishioners every Wednesday. When " Old Bobby 
Barlow" was churchwarden (1826-30) he conducted a party on 
foot from Stretford to Manchester, to be confirmed by the Bishop 
of Chester, after which Dr. Elsdale gave them refreshments at 
his house in Greengate, Salford. He had a room, known as the 
Parson's Parlour, at the Angel Inn, in Stretford. 

During his ministry Mr. Elsdale resided at Manchester, and 
the trustees of the Duke of Bridgwater Canal allowed him a free 
passage by packet boat to Stretford and back on Sundays. Mr. 
Clarke notes that this privilege had the unfortunate result that 
whilst preaching in the afternoon the preacher was constantly 
looking at his watch, out of fear of being left behind, and would 
on some occasions break off very abruptly, in order to be in time 
for the boat. 

According, however, to the testimony of Mr. I. S. Pixton of 
Thorn Villa, Urmston, writing in 1872, "in those days there were 
no conveyances between Stretford and Manchester, and the 
Doctor [Elsdale] had to walk both ways, also visiting the sick, 
as well as on the Wednesday afternoon, generally calling on my 
mother for information on this and any other matters connected 
with the church. The Doctor was always very regular in his 
attendance, and was held in Hgh estimation by his parishioners. 
During the early part of the Doctor's incumbency the population 
of Stretford was very small ; the lower classes, for want of educa- 
tion, very rough and ignorant, especially in spiritual matters. 

8o History of the Ancient Chapel of S tret ford. 

At that time it was not deemed necessary to give the humbler 
classes any but a very inferior education, such as was given to 
Mrs. Hind's charity children known as the "green scholars," all 
being dressed in green clothes. Hence the great difficulty the 
incumbent experienced in imparting to them spiritual instruc- 
tion, besides his time being very limited, owing to his residing in 
Manchester." (Leeves In Memorial* volume, by Mrs. Moon, 
1873, p. 164.) 

The late Mr. Charles Hilditch Rickards of Seymour Grove, 
Old Trafford, one of Dr. Elsdale's scholars at the Manchester 
Grammar School, wrote in 1872 "I have a most sincere respect 
for the memory of the late Dr. Elsdale as a man who most con- 
scientiously did his duty. I have a distinct recollection of seeing 
several of his pupils frequently walk on Sundays to service at 
Stretford, taking their dinners with them. This, even as a lad, 
impressed me with the conviction that this could only be the 
result of appreciative conviction of high principle." Mr. Rickards 
further instances "a scholar of the name of Jackson who lived in 
Hulme, and who died. Dr. Elsdale visited the poor fellow and 
prayed with him which told greatly on the whole school. He 
had a great dread of- his pupils catching cold from wet clothes, 
and this care and good nature got imposed upon by would-be 
truants. (Op. cit., p. 163.) Mr. W. Harrison Ains worth, notwith- 
standing what he had recorded in Mervyn Clitheroe, wrote on 
December 23, 1871, "For Dr. Elsdale I had the warmest attach- 
ment. He was a good man, a good Christian, a good divine, 
and a sound scholar. He was as strict a disciplinarian as his 
predecessor, Mr. Lawson, and he was as much beloved as Lawson 
by his pupils." (Op. cit., p. 1 6 1.) 

The REV. JAMES Cox was appointed as his curate, on July 
loth, 1837. Mr. Cox is described as having been a talented 
preacher, and a well made man, of good appearance and taking 
manners. Many of the congregation preferred him to Dr. Els- 
dale, and when the latter was piqued into a threat to discontinue 

First Rector of Stretford. 

Rev. Joseph Clarke. 81 

the curate's services, the village was posted with placards "Cox 
or no Congregation." 

The REV. WALTER BUTLER succeeded him on January 28th, 
1838, with a stipend of ,60 per annum. During Mr. Butler's 
time a Provident Society was formed for the parish. 

The REV. JOSEPH CLARKE, M.A., was Dr. Elsdale's locum 
tenens from March 24, 1839, to August 30, 1850, when he was 
admitted as incumbent on Dr. Elsdale's death. 1 

He was born in 1811, and was educated at Heversham Free 
Grammar School, Westmorland; was assistant in Denbigh Gram- 
mar School at seventeen years of age, in 1828, and was third 
master in Bath Grammar School in 1830, and afterwards Classi- 
cal and Mathematical Master at Mr. Leech's Commercial School 
at Ryde, Isle-of- Wight, from 1831 to 1833. He entered St. 
John's College, Cambridge, as a sizar, on October n, 1833, and 
graduated B.A. in 1837. He was ordained directly afterwards 
by the Bishop of Worcester, and was curate to the Rev. W. Jeff, 
of Farnworth, near Warrington, until March 24, 1839, having 
received priest's orders January 28, 1838. On January I, 1839, 
he married, at Farnworth, Mary, youngest daughter of Roger 
Hunter, Esq., late of Liverpool. 

When he took the post of locum tenens at Stretford the parish 
had been the scene of " misunderstandings," and he notes that 
on the first Sunday morning of his coming over, by Mr. Elsdale's 
request, to officiate, the clerk did not begin to ring the bell until 
he arrived, and that there were only about thirty persons present 
during the service, and that he and his wife were left to find 
dinner for themselves at the Angel Inn, close by the church. 

In December, 1846, he was presented with a tea service and 
purse value 120 guineas, in acknowledgment of his exertions, 

1 Dr. Elsdale had thirteen children. His daughter Anna M. married Dr. W. 
Moon, the inventor of an embossed alphabet for the blind. She died recently at 


82 History of Ike Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

which had resulted in the building of a new church and National 
schools, costing ; 4,500. 

Mr. Clarke, who was Rural Dean from September 5, 1854, 
died February 18, 1860, aged 49. 

In June, 1850, he was a passenger on board the s.s. Orion when 
it was wrecked, in smooth weather, by striking on a rock at Port- 
patrick, on her way from Liverpool to Glasgow. He published 
an account of this voyage and of the wreck (1851, second edition, 
cr. 8vo. pp. 81), with a frontispiece of the ship as she appeared 
when sinking. His parishioners congratulated him on his escape 
in the substantial form of 200 guineas, and also erected a public 
drinking fountain on the high road to commemorate the event. 
It was in this wreck that John Roby, the author of Lancashire 
Traditions, lost his life. 

Mr. Clarke formed a quarto scrap and note book of matters 
relating to his church and parish, which has been drawn upon in 
editing this volume. The book itself is preserved in the Chetham 

The chapel, which was superseded in Dr. Clarke's time, was 
thus described in 1886 by an old inhabitant, who is now dead, 
but who was born about 1810 : 

There was a sundial near the gate to the chapel-yard. It 
was on the right hand as you entered, and that was the farmers' 
favourite lounge. The chapel had galleries on the south, north, 
and west sides. The south gallery entrance was up some steps 
outside, and the pews in the easterly part of it were occupied by 
Dr. Hulme, Mr. Stevenson, Mr. Goodier, and Mr. Savage. This 
gallery was divided by a large partition, on the other side of 
which sat the charity children, girls in front and boys behind. 
They entered by the principal door at the south-west end of the 
chapel, where there was a staircase which served that part of the 
south gallery and also the west gallery, where the "singing pews " 
were, with the scholars and the choir under the supervision of Mr. 
Johnson. If any of the boys misbehaved, the Parish Clerk fetched 
them down and made them stand in the middle aisle. Old George 


Rev. Joseph Clarke. 83 

Cookson, grandfather of Mr. George Cookson of Urmston Lane, 
old Benjamin Johnson, Mr. John Hancock, and the Parish Clerk's 
family, had pews in the west gallery, whence a passage led into 
the belfry, which was open to the church, so that the bells were 
rung in the sight of all. To reach the north gallery persons 
entered by the door at the south-east end of the chapel, and 
crossed the nave to a staircase near the pulpit, which was a 
" three-decker," with oaken sounding-board, and was furnished 
with big velvet cushions. The nave had one central aisle, and 
the churchwardens sat in the first pew on the right of the main 
entrance. Over the Communion Table were the Ten Com- 
mandments and the Lord's Prayer. The vestry was just behind 
the pulpit. The choir, on special occasions, was accompanied 
by a bass fiddle, a clarionette, and sometimes two, a bassoon, 
and two violins. Afterwards a barrel organ was purchased by 
subscription, and was hidden behind curtains. It was played 
by old Mr. Berry, and had about a dozen tunes. Many a time 
old Berry from behind his curtain would admonish the boys 
close by with a " Dal yo lads. If yo wi'n play, play quietly." 

During Mr. Clarke's connection with the church the Eccle- 
siastical Commissioners for England granted to the benefice 39 
per annum, by Order of Council, gazetted October 2, 1841; and 
on September 30, 1841, the foundation stone of the new church 
was laid by Lady de Trafford, Sir Thomas Joseph de Trafford 
having also subscribed ;ioo towards the cost of the building, 
and given the land required. 

On October 10, 1842, the new church, named St. Matthew's, 
was consecrated by John Bird Sumner, Bishop of Chester. The 
Deed of Consecration refers to the old church of St. Matthew, 
Stretford, and states that the new church was built on land 
duly conveyed to Her Majesty's Commiss rs for Building New 
Churches, and that the rest of the land, containing 3,920 super- 
ficial square yards, had been enclosed as a cemetery, and a 
schedule contained rules for the maintenance of the minister, 
the appointment of wardens and other officers, and the regulation 

84 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

of pews and pew rents. The promulgation of the Deed is attested 
by Henry Raikes, Chancellor, and Felix Knyvett, Secretary to 
the Bishop. 

The new church provided for 556 persons in pews, and 351 in 
free seats. The building was erected from the plans of Mr. 
William Hayley, at a cost of 2,700. 

The land on which the new church was built was called Wag- 
staffe Field, and was the free gift of Sir Thomas Joseph de 
Trafford, in marked contrast to the bigotry which had formerly 
prevailed between the Catholics and Protestants in the parish. 

Singularly enough the week fixed upon by the Bishop of 
Chester for the consecration happened to be Stretford Wakes 
Week, which was in itself a very appropriate coincidence, but it 
involved clashing with the counter-attractions of the racecourse 
near Crossford Bridge, and the patron of the races, Sir Thomas 
Joseph de Trafford, is credited with having been curious enough 
to put his head in at the church door to ascertain with his own 
eyes whether the church or the racecourse were the better at- 

On November 13, 1843, the vestry was broken into, and two 
surplices, a bachelor's gown, and five bottles of wine were stolen. 

In 1854 the Chapelry was formed into a Parish. 

On March 13, 1860, the REV. WILLIAM EDWARD BRENDON 
was admitted, and two days later was inducted. He resigned 
on account of ill health on July 28, 1864, and died October I, 

In 1860, the chancel was added, and rearrangements were 
made in the church by which 245 additional sittings were pro- 
vided at a cost of 1,170. 

The following inscription, cut in stone, was fixed in the outside 
wall, below the east window : 

This Chancel 
was erected to the Memory 

Fourth Rector of Stretford. 

Rev. Dudley Hart. 85 

of the 

Revd. Joseph Clarke, M.A., 
Rector of this Parish 

A.D. 1860. 

The chancel, with the stained glass east window, having for 
its subject the Ascension, was "opened" on April 27, 1861, on 
which occasion the Rev. Canon Stowell preached the sermon. 

On August 9, 1864, the REV. THOMAS DANIEL Cox MORSE, 
A.K.C.L., Hon. LL.D. of St. Andrews (1887), was instituted, and 
resigned February 19, 1868. He was appointed vicar of Christ 
Church, Newgate Street, London, in 1882, and died in March, 
1895. The memorial window to his eldest daughter is mentioned 
p. ^ post. 

In 1864 Mr. David Kelly, churchwarden, had a stone tablet 
put up in the church, over the tower arch, inscribed : 

"The Parochial Chapel, built A.D. 1718, on the site of 
a former very ancient chapel, being too small for the 
increased population of the Parish, this Church was 
erected A.D. 1842. 

Robinson Elsdale, D.D., Incumbent. 
Joseph Clarke, M.A., Curate in sole charge. 
George Bannister, i 
William Brundrit, } 

The present rector, the REV. DUDLEY HART, M. A., was in- 
stituted March 10, 1868, and during his incumbency the greater 
part of the church has been repewed. He is M.A. of Trinity 
College, Dublin, and ad eundem M.A. of Cambridge. Before 
coming to Stretford he was curate of St. Mark's, Old Street, 
from 1854 to 1859, and of Langho, co. Lane., from then to 1864, 
and of Downham from 1864 to 1868. 

He was born in August, 1829, at Cambridge, and his father, 
who lived there, bore the same name before him. In 1860 he 

86 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London, Fanny Whit- 
tenbury, eldest daughter of the late Serjeant Wheeler, LL.D., 
D.C.L., and has three sons and five daughters. The eldest son, 
Dudley Frank, is a solicitor at Manchester ; the second, Charles 
Dudley, is at Hatfield Hall, Durham ; and the third, Thomas 
Wheeler, is M.B. of Victoria University, Manchester. Four of 
the daughters are married. In April, 1882, Mr. Hart was elected 
a Guardian for Stretford, and has been continuously re-elected. 
His only senior on the Board is Mr. Noah Robinson, of Worsley, 
who was first elected in April, 1865. Mr. Hart has been Chair- 
man of each Committee in turn, and was appointed Chairman 
of the Board in 1891. His efforts resulted in the erection of a 
new Infirmary at the Workhouse, and as Chairman of the Out- 
relief Committee, whose work is always one of the greatest 
difficulty, he has combined firmness with tact, and given great 
satisfaction to all. 

On the left on entering the church, beneath the tower, there is 
a stone tablet bearing the following inscription : 

" Mrs. Emm Bate, of this township, who died Sept. 
10, 1842, by her will left ^"300, which is invested in the 
Three per Cent. Consols, one half of the interest to be 
spent in Bread for the poor communicants, and the other 
to be devoted to the Stretford Church Sunday Schools, 
at the discretion of the Trustees and the Rector and 
Wardens for the time being." 

Mrs. Bate was baptised August 4, 1754, and was the daughter 
of W'illiam Moss, of the Angel Inn, and Elizabeth his wife, and 
was buried in the old roofless chapel, September 13, 1842. 

On the opposite side of the entrance is another stone tablet, 
inscribed : 

" This church was enlarged by public subscription in 
tHe year of our Lord 1861, when the additional sittings 
were provided at a cost of 1,1 70. 

Church Windows. 87 

William Edward Brendon, M.A., Rector. 

William Holliday Cornforth, ) 

Thomas Brundrit, } Churchwardens." 

"In the year 1869 the Body of this church was re- 
pewed at a cost of 328, the same being the gift of 
Henry Hayes, Esq., of Myrtle Lodge, Edge Lane, in 
this Parish. 

Dudley Hart, M.A., Rector. 

John Wreaks, ^ 

Thomas Whitehead, } Churchwardens. 

" At the close of the year 1870 a peal of [five] bells, 
presented by Henry Hayes, Esq., in memory of his 
beloved wife, who died August 17, 1868, was added to 
this church." 

The old bell, which was taken out of the chapel in 1842, was 
sold to the late Mr. Peter Leigh, ironmonger, of Salford, and 
Mr. J. E. Bailey, in 1877, unsuccessfully tried to trace it. (Lane, 
and Ches. Local Gleanings, Manchester Courier, No. 652, p. 150 
of reprint. 

Galleries run along three sides, and the north and south sides 
are lighted by twelve lancet windows, six on each side, in ad- 
dition to which there are three small lancet windows, filled with 
stained glass, beneath the tower. The reading desk, lectern, and 
pulpit are of wood, and severely plain. The organ is on the 
north side of the chancel, and behind it is the vestry. A small 
side chapel, or recess, lies on the south side. At the east end, in 
the chancel, is a window with three lancet lights, filled with stained 
glass representing the Ascension, with a dedication at the foot, 
which reads : 

" In memory of the Rev. Joseph Clarke, M.A., first 
Rector of the new Parish of St. Matthew's, Stretford, 
who died February 18, 1860. Then shall the righteous 
shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. 
Matt, xiii. 43." 

88 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

A smaller lancet window in the north wall of the chancel is 
filled with stained glass representing the Crucifixion, with a dedi- 
cation at the foot : 

" In memory of Joseph Frederick, the beloved son of 
Joseph and Mary Stanley ; born June 30, 1852; died 
December 5, 1860." 

The corresponding window in the south wall is filled with a 
representation of the Resurrection, and is without inscription. 

The side chapel, or recess, has two small lancet lights in the 
south wall, with allegorical figures and inscriptions, that to the 
east being : 

" In memory of Jane, the beloved wife of James 
Swindells, died 1867," 

and the one to the west : 

" In memory of Annie Maria, wife of W. W. Hubble, 
and only surviving child of Thomas and Anne White- 
head, died 1867." 

To the right is a window with the figure of The Good Shep- 
herd, and an inscription : 

" To the Glory of God and in memory of Alethea 
Kate, eldest daughter of the Rev. T. D. C. Morse." 

and another with a figure of one of the Wise Virgins, inscribed : 

" Be ye Ready also. 

"To the Glory of God and in loving memory of 
Bessie Mellor, who died March 20, 1882." 

To the right, on the east wall of the nave, is a tablet : 

" Sacred to the memory of William Brundrit of Stret- 
ford, Nurseryman, who during the last nineteen years 
of his life was a most faithful warden of this church. 
He died August 25, 1858, aged 72 years." 

Church Windows. 89 

The rest of the eulogistic inscription records that it was erected 
by voluntary contributions. 

Of the windows along the south side the most easterly is orna- 
mented with glass representing the Man with Great Possessions 
and his Good Master, with the quotation '"Jesus looking upon 
him loved him." (St. Mark, x. 21.) 

" To the Glory of God and in loving memory of her 
beloved husband, Thomas Brundrit (late of Longford 
Bridge Farm), and of Thomas their only son, this win- 
dow is erected by Ellen Brundrit, A.D. 1897." 

The next window takes the Good Samaritan for its subject, 
and the inscriptions are : 

" But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came 
where he was, and when he saw him he had compassion 
on him/' 

" To the Glory of God and in memory of Henry 
Hayes of Myrtle Lodge [Edge Lane], who died May 
27, 1887." 

The next shows the Good and Faithful Servant, and is in- 
scribed : 

" St. Matthew, xxv. 23. 

" To the Glory of God and in memory of Joseph 
Hampson, for 54 years clerk of this church. A.D. 1881." 

The remaining three windows on that side are left .plain, and 
so are the most westerly on the north side. The other four on 
the north side are filled with stained glass, and running from 
west to east are inscribed : 


" I fear no evil, for thou art with me. (Ps. xxiii. 4.) 
"An affectionate memorial of Margaret, the very dear 
wife of George Stevenson, M.D., of Stretford." 


9O History of the Ancient Chapel of Sir etf or d. 


" Take this child away and nurse it for me. (Ex., ii. 9.) 
"To the Glory of God and in loving remembrance of 
loseph Brundrit, who died March 30, 1853, aged 62 ; 
also Ellen, his wife, who died June 14, 1871, aged 66, 
this window is placed by their adopted children, Mary 
Elizabeth [Haslehurst] and Clarissa Ellen [Slyman], 
A.D. 1872." 


" The maid is not dead, but sleepeth. 
" To the Glory of God and in' memory of Maggie 
Shepherd Heywood, who died May the loth, 1881, aged 
14 years. 

" They constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it 

is toward evening, and the day is far spent. 
" To the Glory of God and in memory of Richard 
and Mary Ann Hartley, and Eleanor their daughter. 


On the east wall of the nave, adjoining the chancel, is a tablet, 
inscribed : 

" This tablet is erected by the united contributions 
of rich and poor, from a deep sense of gratitude, to the 
memory of George Bannister, late of Edge House, Stret- 
fbrd, who died September 6, 1854, aged 56 years." 
The rest is eulogistic, and shows that " he was one of the church- 
wardens during the last fifteen years of his life, and on all 
occasions his minister's faithful friend," and that he presided 
ever the Board of Guardians of the Barton-upon-Irwell Union. 

The Rector's vestry has a brass plate let into the eastern wall, 
inscribed : 

" >J To the Glory of God and in commemoration of 
the Jubilee of this church, this vestry was enlarged and 
refurnished by Mary Elizabeth Haslehurst and [her 
sister] Clarissa Ellen Slyman, October 10, 1893." 

Bells and Plate. 91 

The tower contains six bells, the largest of which weighs 
thirty-two hundred-weight, and is lettered round the upper part 
" Thomas Mears the Founder, London." The others were "Cast 
by John Warner & Sons, London, 1870," and the treble bell 
bears the additional lettering on the body, "These five bells 
were presented to St. Matthew's Church, Stretford, by Henry 
Hayes, Esq., Myrtle Lodge, Stretford, 1870. Rev. Dudley Hart, 
Rector, John Wreaks, Thomas Whitehead, Churchwardens." 

The church plate comprises a tall flagon of plain silver, in- 
scribed, "The gift of Joshua Taylor, 1770," with the year Hall 
mark for 1769 on the body, and a more recent year mark on the 
lid. 1 The rest of the older plate, namely, three silver chalices, 
two about twelve inches high, and one about eight inches high, 
and three silver patens, two about six inches diameter, and the 
other about three inches, was stolen and never recovered, on the 
occasion (November 20, 1885) of the consecration of All Saints 
Mission Church, Herbert Street, as a Chapel-of-Ease. 

The Manchester Recorder states that in 1706 four large silver 
flagons were presented to the Collegiate Church of Manchester, 
on Sunday,' April 4th, and the four old ones of pewter were given 
to Gorton, Stretford, Newton, and Didsbury. According to a 
note made on p. 174 of the MS. volume compiled by the Rev. 
J. Clarke, this pewter flagon was shortly afterwards exchanged 
for a silver one given by the Rev. Richard Wroe, D.D., the 
"silver-tongued" Fellow and Warden of the Collegiate Church 
at Manchester, inscribed "R. Wroe, S.T.P. Stretford Chappel, 
1707," and this "large silver Sacramental cup" was still in use 
when Mr. J. E. Bailey, in 1882, published vol.Ji. of The Palatine 
Note Book, with a portrait and article on the Rev. Dr. Wroe. 
Another " very handsome cup," Mr. Clarke notes, was given by 
Mrs. Scott of Ashfield House, Cross Street, Stretford, and was 
inscribed " Presented by Mrs. Scott for the use of the Parochial 
Church of Stretford, Dec. 10, 1843." 

1 Joshua Taylor was chapel-warden in 1769, and lived in a farmhouse which was 
taken down in 1855, near the "Waters Meeting." 

92 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

There is also a plain silver paten with beaded rim and three 
short feet. This bears the year mark for 1821, and is inscribed 
"Presented to Stretford Chapel by the Rev. R. Elsdale, M.A., 
Incumbent, 1821." A modern engraved paten or plate, without 
inscription, with the year mark for 1881, and a flagon matching 
the paten, and bearing the year mark for 1875, is also without 
inscription, while two chalices (to match the flagon and paten), 
one with the year mark 1881, and the other 1875, complete the 
existing list 

There are four silver-headed wardens' staves, two with black 
staves shorter and older than the other two, which are malacca 
coloured. The latter are engraved on the top " St. Matthew's 
Church, Stretford, 1842," with the year mark for 1841, and the 
older two are engraved round the stem "Stretford, 1719," without 
any hall mark. One of these older staves is sadly battered, and 
its condition is probably due not to rousing sleepers during too 
long sermons, but to the custom thus recorded by Mr. John 
Kendall, a warden about 25 years ago : " On most fine Sunday 
mornings we left our pew at the earliest moment consistent with 
decency, and leisurely perambulated the village, inspecting the 
various public-houses and satisfying ourselves that there were 
no thirsty poultry at ' The Cock,' and that ' Bishop Blaze ' [now 
the Talbot] had recovered from his week-end revels. Once, 
with Thomas Whitehead, George Tate, and John Wreaks as my 
colleagues, we rapped at the door of ' The Talbot ' with our 
silver-headed staves and demanded admission. When the door 
was at length furtively opened, the rnaid, evidently new to her 
work, held up both hands in pious horror, and, addressing Mr. 
Wreaks, exclaimed ' I am very sorry, gentlemen, you can't come 
in. I can't fill you anything.' " 

In the year 1840, the Stretford chapel-wardens took summary 
proceedings before the Justices for the recovery of the Church 
ley from several ratepayers. The Justices, however, dismissed 
the cases on the ground that it had not been proved to be a 
parochial chapelry. The chief opponent was Mr. John Owen, a 



solicitor, who resided at Holly Bank, at the Old Trafford end of 
the township. Research was made, and a Case was submitted 
to Dr. Joseph Phillimore, of Doctors' Commons, who stated that 
in his opinion the chapel was a parochial chapel, and the repairs 
of the chapel were to be done by rates on the residents within 
the chapelry, and such rates if resisted could only be enforced 
by ecclesiastical authority ; that the inhabitants had the power 
of electing a chapel-warden who could lay a rate, and if that rate 
was resisted the magistrates had no jurisdiction. When the full 
facts were submitted to Mr. Owen, he admitted their force and 
paid the rate. 

Mr. Clarke has tabulated the gradually increasing income of 
this cure thus : 

Before 1650. An allowance from the Rectory of Man- 

Afterwards settled maintenance I \s. 2d., surplice fees 
icxy., voluntary contributions of inhabitants 10, 

1717. Augmented by Queen Ann's Bounty to - 
1768. 12 from Bounty lands, 14 pew rents (un- 
1786. With 4 interest on 200, and pew rents 

and fees 2 
1802. 40 land, pew rents uncertain [say 17], and 

fees 2 - 

1812. 48 land, seats and dues 20 
1822. Dr. Elsdale stated the living to be worth 
1840-1849. Pew rents - - 484 13 7 

Yearly average - 48 9 

Dues, fees, grant, &c. - 99 6 o 

Yearly average - 918 

Lands (taxes and some 

repairs deducted) - 914 17 3 
Yearly average - 9 1 9 



26 o o 

- 49 o o 

- 59 

- 68 

- 130 

94 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford* 

Augmentation grant 39, 

less tax - - - - 285 2 8 
Yearly average - 37 17 4 

1783 19 6 187 14 II 

1851. Pew rents 71 9 6, dues and fees, 10 13 6, 
lands, 94 19 10, Augmentation grant 
37 17 4 - - 215 o 2 

Prior to 1831 the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of 
churches and chapels granted 95 towards freeing 95 sittings 
out of 176 additional sittings. 

In 1735 ."200 received from Queen Ann's Bounty, and 230 
given in 1717 by John Harrison, gent, were together invested in 
the purchase of a messuage and outbuildings called the Common 
House, and about 15 acres, large measure, enclosed, in Culcheth 
in the parish of Winwick. The land tax was redeemed 1807. 

In 1793 a further 200 from Queen Ann's Bounty was invested 
in the purchase of two cottages with two loom houses, a garden, 
and two fields containing i acre, 3 rods, 34 poles, statute mea- 
sure, in the parish of Flixton, and two sittings in the Church of 
Flixton. The land tax was redeemed in 1817. 

A further 200 received from Queen Ann's Bounty in 1802 was 
laid out in the purchase of 2 acres, I rod, 16 poles of enclosed 
land called Hey Meadow, in Sale, co. Chester. This land was 
sold, and the money applied towards the cost of building the 
Rectory prior to 1860. The Rectory site, on the north side 
of Edge Lane east of the Railway Bridge, cost 200, and the 
building, &c., cost 932 3^. 6d. more, towards which Mr. Clarke, 
the rector, paid .206 is. 2d. 

A sum of 800 received from Parliament was laid out in 1817 
in the purchase of two cottages and 6 acres, 2 rods, 6 poles meadow 
and pasture land in six fields in Urmston. The land tax was 
redeemed in 1837. 

In the New Domesday Book of 1873 the land belonging to 
Stretford Church was entered thus : 



Rev. W. H. Brandon [Rector of Stretford, 1860-4], 26 acres, 
i rod, 33 poles ; value ^48 ?s. [Culcheth.] 

Rev. Dudley Hart, 8 acres, 2 rods, 32 poles ; value 43 IQS. 
[Flixton I acre, 3 rods, 34 poles ; and Urmston 6 acres, 2 rods, 
6 poles.] 


A view of the present church, as seen from the Chester Road, 
appeared in Manchester Faces and Places (vol. iv. No. I), in Oc- 
tober, 1892. It was from a photograph by John Scotson of 

A woodcut view of the old chapel, which was built in 1718, 
superseded in 1842, and pulled down in 1844, is given in Mr. 
Bailey's Old Stretford, p. 44, and is evidently copied from a 
lithograph by T. Physick of Manchester, of which a specimen is 
preserved in Mr. Clarke's MS. volume, from which a collotype 
copy has been made for this work. 

All Saints' Mission Church, in Herbert Street, Stretford (ante, 
p. 91), has since 1894 been under the ministration of the Rev. 
Arthur William McLaren (Durham, B.A. 1884, M. A. 1887), as 
curate to the rector, Mr. Hart. Several of the views in the village 
which illustrate this History are from photographs taken by Mr. 

St. Thomas, as the chapel at the Blind Asylum is called, and 
St. Brides' Church in Shrewsbury Street, near Brooks' Bar, are 
described in the Chapter on Places (post, vol. iii.). 

96 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 



THE following entries relating to Stretford in the Minutes of 
the Presbyterian Classis of Manchester are extracted from 
the volumes edited for the Chetham Society by W. A. Shaw, 
M.A. (New Series, vols. 20, 22, 24.) 

1647, March 16. (2nd Meeting.) Petition exhibited by many 
of Stretford for one Hugh Newton to bee their minister. Hee is 
to come to the next meeting and bring certificate, &c., according 
to the Ordinance ; in the meantime hee is required to forbeare 
preaching. [No further mention of Mr. Newton occurs in the 
Minutes. The Editor refers to Hey wood's Diaries, vol. ii. pp. 1 1, 


1648, September. (23rd Meeting.) Mr. Thomas Nicholson 
offred himself to ordinacon. It was required that hee bringe a 
certificate that hee hath taken the Nationall covenn", and a testi- 
moniel from the Classis where hee hath lived of his life and 
conversacon, and of his Diligence and proficiencie in his studie. 
Hee desired approbacon to preach at Stretford, but the Classis 
did not assent to approbacon before examinacion. 

[Nothing further concerning Mr. Nicholson appears in the 
Minutes. Mr. Shaw (op. cit., vol. iii. p. 443) notes from the 
Register of Edinburgh Graduates "28 July, 1648. Thomas 
Nicolsonus," and from the Manchester Parish Registers "1676, 
July 7. Tho. son of Tho. Nicholson, late of Hope in the Co. of 
Derby." This Thomas Nicholson was described by the Par- 
liamentary Commissioners of 1650 as Minister of Fairfield [near 

Classis Minutes. 97 

Buxton] parochial chapelry of Hope, " reputed an honest man " 
(Cox, Churches of Derbyshire, vol. ii. p. 259). The Manchester 
Court Leet Records show that on August 14, 1638, Tho. Nicol- 
son with John Nicolson of Manchester and Robert Clough of 
Blakeley gave bond to John Radclyff, Boroughreeve of Man- 
chester, against Thomas and his family becoming chargeable to 
the town (vol. iii. p. 276), and his name frequently occurs until 
1662. He was periodically fined for breaking the Assize of Ale 
and Beer, and for allowing his swine to trespass or go unyoked. 
He is also described as "gent"; in April, 1653, he was "sworne" 
in respect of his purchase of William Crompton's messuage in 
the Milnegate, and in October, 1661, took the oath of allegiance. 
In 1659 he lived in Millgate, and paid is. 6d. Poor Rate and ^d. 
Church Ley. (Manchester Constables' A ccounts, vol. ii. pp. 240, 254.)] 

1649, September n. (36th Meeting.) Mr. Benson [minister of 
Chorlton] is to give notice to [Mr. Odcroft] the minister at Stret- 
ford that hee may appear before the next Classe at Manchester, 
y e second Tuesday in October next. 

1849, October 9. (37th Meeting.) Mr. Benson is desired to 
give notice to the minister of Stretford to appeare before the 
next Classe at Manchester, the second Tuesday in November 

1649, November 13. (38th Meeting.) A summons drawne up 
to require Mr. Odcroft, the minister at Stretford, to appeare be- 
fore the Classe at Manchester, the second Tuesday in December 

1649, December nth. (39th Meeting.) Mr. Hollinworth 
[minister of Manchester] intreated to confer with Mr. Odcroft, 
Preacher at Stretford [who had not obeyed the summons]. 

1650, January 8. (4Oth Meeting.) Mr. Hollinworth is yet fur- 
ther desired to conferre with Mr. Odcrofte, the Preacher at 

1650, November 12. (5oth Meeting.) A summons to be sent 
to Mr. Odcroft, Preacher at Stretford. [He did not obey the 


98 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1651, May 13. (56th Meeting.) Evan Clarke [Register of the 
Classis] is appointed to 'goe to Mr. Odcroft to tell him that 
the Classe expects his attendance the second Tuesday in June 
next, as alsoe to speak to Mr. Benson to see what hee can say 
concerneinge the course Mr. Odcroft houlds in makeinge clan- 
destine wedings, Baptizeinge children, and concerneinge his liffe 
and conversacon. 

1651, June 10. (57th Meeting.) Samuel Tayler [of Chorlton] 
speakeinge somethinge concerneinge Mr. Odcroft, is further de- 
sired to enquire of witnesses what any can testifie about his 
makeinge unlawfull marriages, baptizeinge of children, or if hee 
bee scandalouse in his liffe and conversacon. 

Evan Clarke brought Mr. Odcroft's answeare in writeinge, and 
it was deferred to Thursday the next monethly meetinge. 

1651, July 8. (58th Meeting.) Mr. Warden [Richard Heyrick 
of Manchester] is desired to request the assistance of some Jus- 
tice of Peace in relacon to the Ordinance of Parliam" concerne- 
inge Mr. Odcroft's contempte of the Classe. 

Agreed that warrants bee sent forth to require some witnesses 
to come before the Classe to testifie what they can concerneinge 
Mr. Odcroft. 

1651, August 12. (59th Meeting.) Ordred that an Instrum" 
or Si quis bee given to Mr. Francis to bee affixt on the Chap- 
pell doore at Stretford. [He came with a discharge from Lambly 
>(Notts.), and a pretended call to Great Budworth.] 

1651, November n. (6ist Meeting.) Mr. Arthure Francis re- 
turned his Instrument affixed and subscribed. 

Mr. Francis is to mainteyne his thesis the seacond Tuesday in 
December next 

Mr. Francis is to bee ordeyned at Stretford the tenth day of 
December next. Mr. Meeke [minister of Salford] to preach, 
Mr. Angier [minister of Denton] to give the exhortacon and to 
pray at the Ordination. Mr. Harison [minister of Ashton-under- 
Lyne], Mr. Walker [minister of Newton], to pray. Notice 
thereof to bee given to the severall congregations within this 
Classe. Mr. Francis to preach the next Classe. 

Classis Minutes. 99 

Mr. Arthur Francis was ordained accordingly, December loth, 
and received letters testimonial of such his ordination in the 
usuall forme, viz. : 

Whereas Mr. Arthur Francis, aged about 25 yeares . . . 
hath addressed himselfe ... in the church of Stretford, in 
the County of Lanc r , as by ... and haveinge likewise taken 
the Nationall Coven" ... & exhibited sufficient . . . exer- 
cise thereof in the Church of Stretford, in the Countie 
aforesaid . . . sett our hands the tenth day of December, 
an dni 1651. 

Apud Stretford in Com. Lane. 

Signed by John Angier, John Harison, Wm. Meeke, 
John Walker, James Walton [minister of Blackley], 
Edm. Jones [minister of Eccles]. 

1651, December 9. (62nd Meeting.) Mr. Francis preached 
before the Classe according to order. 

Mr. Francis maintayned his thesis : 

"A n Christus plane satisfecit pro peccatis electorum? Affir. Def., 
and was ordeyned at Stretford the loth day of December, ut 

[Mr. Francis attended the 63rd Meeting, signed the Letter of 
Ordination of Joseph Ottiwell of Chelford at the 64th, and at 
the 66th was selected to preach at an exercise to be held at 
Ringley on April 28.] 

1652, June 8. (68th Meeting.) Mr. Francis preached before 
the Classe upon request. 

Agreed that a fast shall bee at Stretford the 23rd day of June 
instant ; Mr. Hollinworth, Mr. Holland [minister of Ringley] to 

1 6 5 3~4> January 10. (8$th Meeting.) Mr. [Ralph] Nuttall [of 
Stretford] sent unto to appeare the next Classe. 1 

1 In 1649, April, the people of Rivington (in the second Classis of Lancashire) pre- 
sented a petition, desiring that Mr. Nuttall might be their minister. At the following 
meeting of the Classis he was approved. He officiated there in 1650. (Survey, p. 35.) 

ioo History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1654, February 14. (86th Meeting.) Mr. Nuttall appeared, 
gave an account of his being minister and officiating at Stretford, 
but not probable to continue above one day longer. Mr. Nuttal 
to preach the next Classis. 

1654, March 14. (8/th Meeting.) Mr. Nuttall preached before 
the Classe according to order. 

1654, September 12. (Q2nd Meeting.) It is agreed that these 
Ministers whose names are subscribed bee desired to attend the 
Classe at Manchester, the seacond Tuesday in November next. 
... Mr. Nuttall of Stretford. [He did not attend.] 

1655, May 8. (QQth Meeting.) Mr. Nuttall, minister at Stret- 
ford, attended, but no elders. 

1655, August 14, September n, December n. (iO2nd, iO3rd, 
io6th Meetings.) Mr. Scoles, as minister at Stretford, attended, 
but no elder, and this was the case at the io8th, lOQth, iioth, 
1 1 4th, 115th, 1 1 6th, iiQth, i2Oth Meetings. 

1657, April I4th. (i22nd Meeting.) Agreed that a letter bee 
sent to Stretford concerneinge Mr. Scoles leaveinge them. 

1657, May 12. (i23rd Meeting.) Mr. Scoles attended, but no 
elder. Mr. Jeremiah Scoles, minister at Stretford (by a generall 
consent of the Classe), was dismissed from the congregation at 

1658, April 13. (13 5th Meeting.) Mr. Richardson, minister at 
Stretford, attended. No elder. 

1658, May n. (i36th Meeting.) Mr. Richardson, minister at 
Stretford, attended. No elder. 

Agreed that an exercise bee at Stretford the fourth Tuesday 
in July next. 

Mr. Edward Richardson, Bachelor in Arts, aged about 24 
yeares, tendred himselfe to ordination, his testimonialls being 
called for and hee had them not, was put on to send for them, and 
to bring them at the next Classe. He was examined in Greeke, 
Logicke, Phisicks, Ethicks, Metaphisicks, and so farr approved ; 
he had his question given him to bring his posicon upon the 
next Classe : "An sola scriptura sit sutnmajudex omnium contro- 
versium fideir Affir. def. 

Classis Minutes. 101 

1658, June 12. (13/th Meeting.) Mr. Richardson brought in 
his testimoniall of his faire call to Stretford, signed by the people 
there ; hee likewise brought in his Thesis, and mainteyned a 
Dispute upon the question that was given him the last Classe, 
hath been examined in Divinity, Ecclesiastical History, Crono- 
logie, and was approved, and his Instrument was granted, to bee 
affixt on the Church Doore at Stretford, accordinge to order, 
and to bee returned the next Classe. 

Agreed that the exercise that was appointed to be at Stretford 
the fourth Tuesday in July bee at Flixton the third Tuesday. 

1658, July 13. ( 1 38th Meeting.) Mr. Richardson to bee or- 
deyned at Stretford, the 28th day of July instant. Mr. Jones to 
preach, Mr. Newcome to give the exhortacon and to pray at the 
imposicon of hands. 

Ordination by the Presbyters of the first Classis in the County 
of Lancaster of Mr. Edward Richardson, expectant, at Stretford, 
the 2/th day of July, anno 1658. 

Preparacon for the s d ordinacon accordinge to the Ordinance 
being made, and just satisfaction being given to the Classe of his 
age, degrees in the Universitie, good life, and free call to the 
congregation, certificates of some of w ch things remain upon the 
file, as alsoe upon examination hee being approved for his 
abilities and fitness for the worke, all w ch appeare in the three 
precedent Classicall Meetinges upon the 2/th day of July afore- 
said, being appointed a fast for this present Busines at Stretford, 
Mr. Jackson began with prayer, Mr. Jones preached, Mr. Leigh 
went on with prayer, Master Newcome propounded the Questions 
to the said Mr. Richardson. Hee did before the congregacon 
make publicke confession of his faith, and made such Declaracon 
as was requisite in all things soe propounded accordinge to the 
ordinance ; with earnest prayer hee was solemnly sett apart to 
the worke of the Ministry by imposicon of the hands of the 
Presbyters. Exhortacon was given to him and to the People 
touching their mutuall duties by the aforesaid Mr. Newcome, 
according to the appointm" of the Classis, and after hee had his 

IO2 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Testimonialls given him of such his ordinacon according to the 
usuall forme, viz. : 

Whereas Mr. Edw. Richardson, aged about 24 yeares, 
hath, &c., in the Church of Stretford. . . . 
Apud Stretford, July 27, 1658. 

Signed by 

William Leigh, Moderator. Edmund Jones. 

[Minister of Gorton.] [Minister of Eccles.] 

Henry Newcome. James Jackson. 

[Minister of Manchester.] [Minister of Chorlton.] 

Robert Constantyne. Robert Browne. 

[Minister of Oldham.] [Minister of Manchester.] 

1658, December 14. (i43rd Meeting.) Agreed that an exercise 
bee at Stretford the third Wednesday in February next. 

1659, January n. (i44th Meeting.) Mr. Richardson, minister 
at Stretford, attended, but no elder. 

Agreed that the exercise that was appointed for Stretford the 
third Wednesday in February, to bee put off till the third Wed- 
nesday in March next. 

At the 1 45th Meeting Mr. Richardson absent, and no excuse 
sent in by him. At the I46th Meeting he was appointed to 
preach at the next Meeting ; he attended and preached accord- 
ingly, and at the I46th, 14/th, and six following Meetings, Mr. 
Richardson attended, also the I56th, 15 8th, and five following 
Meetings, ending with the i63rd on August 4th, 1660, with 
which the Meetings of the Classis terminated. 

Parish Constables. 103 



THE following Lists of Constables from 1698 to 1745 ; of 
Overseers from 1694 to 1745 ; and of Churchwardens 
from 1711 to 1776, are copied from vol. i. of the Churchwardens' 
Accounts. The Constables were nominated by the Court Baron 
Grand Jury, and appointed by the Lord of the Manor. 


[1636, October 12. William Moss was sworn at the Manchester 
Court Leet as Constable for Stretford. (Earwaker's 
Cotirt Leet Records, vol. iii. p. 245.)] 

[1641. Thomas Gilbodye and Ralph Mosse. (Palatine Note 
Book, vol. i. p. 83.)] 

1698. Tho. Chadwick and Rich d Duckworth for the Gorsehill 

house, they went on 8b r [October] 1698. 

1699. Rich d Haighs and Tho. Moors. 

1700. Tho. Moss and Ralph Barlowe. 

1701. Tho. Moss and John Johnson. 

1702. George Richardson and Tho. Baxter. 

1703. Rich d Gee and Peter Howard. 

1704. John Barlow and Tho. Davenport. 

1705. Henry Davie and Wm. Falkner for John Roscoes. 

1706. John Falkner and Edm d Smith for Mr. Dickonsons. 

1707. . . . Pearson and Tho. Smith for his own house. 

1708. John Harrison for Falkners and Isack Bradshaw for his 

own house, went on 8b r [October] 1 708. 

IO4 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1709. John Harrison for his own house and Jonothan Hulme 

for Mr. Bent's and for his own house. 

1710. Jam. Chadwick and John Shawcross. 

1711. James Davie and Edw d Crowther for Turrmoss. 

1712. Tho. Moors and James Barlow. 

1713. John Barlow and Wm. Falkner. 

1714. John Astingstol and Tho. Barlow. 

1715. John Harrison for Sharlock's, and Sam 1 Johnson. 

1716. Tho. Hulme and John Moss. 

1717. Tho. Newton and John Barker. 

1718. Rich d Mason for Gorsehill and James Green. 

1719. Tho. Taylor of Moss Lane and George Barker alias 


1720. Tho. Royle for Thornhil estate and Wm. Roscow, went 

on 7b r , 1720. 

1721. George Richardson and Francis Johnson. 

1722. John Barlow and Peter Owen. 

1723. Will Moss and Thurstan Barlow. 

1724. Tho. Chadwick and Jonath. Royl. 

1725. James Barlow for Dickinson Estate and Jonathan Tip- 


1726. . . . Davie and Jacob Brundrit. 

1727. James Crowther and John Knight. 

1728. Tho. Chadwick for Radcliffes and John Moss de Cheppel. 

1729. Sam 1 Johnson and John Shawcross. 

1730. John Knight and Jonathan Lowe. 

1731. Tho. Chadv/ick for Davenport and James Crowther for 

Toade Lane. 

1732. John Moss and Wm. Falkner. 

1733. James Crowther for Sherlocks and Josiah Howarth for 


1734. Wm. Chadwick and Edward Barlow. 

1735. George Statham for Crowfield Yate and Peter Hampson 

for the Edges. 
- Joshua Jones and Tho. Hampson, Butt Lane. 

Parish Constables. 105 

1737. Rich d Gooding for Gorsehill and Joneth. Hulme of Los- 


1738. Rich d Gooding for Andrew Pixton and Joseph Twiss 

for Newton's Estate. 

1739. Joshua Taylor and James Darbishire. 

1740. John [James deleted] Thornhill and James Moors. 

1741. Edm d Bradshaw and Tho. Worseley. 

1742. Dallas James Barker" inserted in 1743] Rich d Richard- 

son and William Moss, 8b r . 

1743. James Tongue and Jonethen Jackson. 

1744. George Massey and William Mason alias Greatrix. 

1745. Wm. Mason and Tho. Hampson, Great Stone. 

Here the list ends, as if the disturbances of the '45 had diverted 
the recorder's attention. 

The names of the Constables from September, 1837, to Feb- 
ruary, 1869, are continued in the Extracts from the Vestry 
Minute Book, vide post, vol. ii. 

The duties of the Constables included that of forwarding 
rogues and vagabonds and others with passes from place to 
place, and in the Accounts of the Constables of the adjacent 
town of Manchester there are many entries relating to Stretford, 
such as those following, which are extracted from Mr. Earwaker's 
printed volumes. 

1612, Oct. 25. Itm. p d for watchinge of George Holme 1* s. d. 

of Heaton Norrisse, and for twoe to bringe him 

to the Cuntstables of Stretford -014 

1613, Nov. 7. Itm. p d to Allexander Chadwicke for 

caryinge a p r cept to Stretford to take one James 
Blomeleye alls kinge which had broken the 
Caige [Lock-up] that Morninge beeinge sett 
theare for mysdemenor - -004 

Dec. 8. Itm. p d to John Parker and Robert Woll- 
warcke ffor Caryinge one Thomas Burges a 

io6 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

prisonner to Stretford for Stealinge of A Nagge, I 1 s. d. 

w ch prisonner was deliuered theare to Sir George 

Boothe to bee sent to Chester Gayole - -020 

1617, Ap. 9. Paied for sendinge of a Cripple to Stret- 

fordd in a Carte - - xviij d 

Ap. 20. Paied for sendinge of one Margerie Wal- 
ter of Dreton in a Carte beinge a Criple and 
her Daughter beinge seeke to Stretford e - - xxij d 

June 10. Paied for sendinge one willm. forster 
beinge a Crippell from manchester to Stretforde 
in a Carte - - xviij d 

1617-8, Jan. 26. Itm. paid to Ottiwell weighall for 
bringinge of a Rog to the Constables of Stret- 
ford who had been whipped in Salford - - OO oo 4 

Feb. 7. Itm. paid to John Dawson bringe a boy 

to the Constables of Stretford - oo oo 03 

Oct. 17. Itm. for lodginge and meate for a lame 
woman who had a passe to travaile to Chester, 
and for a Cart for carryinge her to the Con- 
stables of Stretford - OO 01 06 

1618, Ap. 14. for bringinge of Six Roges to the Con- 

stables of Stretford - oo oo 8 

June 3. for bringinge of a Roge to the Consta- 
bles of Stretford - - oo oo 3 
June 5. [Ditto] - oo oo 3 
July 20. [Ditto] - oo oo 3 
Oct. 30. for whippinge of willm. Taylior and for 
his passe and sendinge him to the Constable of 
Stretford x d 
Nov. 10. [Ditto, Edward Evins] x d 
23. [Ditto, Humfrey ffloid and Anne his 

wiffe] - - xiiij d 

1621, May 14. for carieinge a Criple woman to Stret- 
ford vpon a Barrow -02 o 
1624, Dec. 14. Receaued a Hue and Crye frome the 

Parish Constables. 107 

constablees of Stretford for a Robberye com- I 1 s. d. 
mitted at Simond Robinsonn's howse at Cowl- 
ton, whoe had Clothes gone, and makeinge 
searche and deliueringe to the Constablees of 
Cheetame to goe Northwardes - oo oo 06 

1625, Ap. 28. Paid for a passe for Dorethye Barrowe, 

a lame woman of Couentrie, whoe was whipped 

and caried on a Barrowe to Stretford - - oo 01 06 

1626, Sep. 28. Made seairch vpon a hewe and crye ffor 

John Pennington, whoe was fled vpon suspic- 
tion of killing a basta'd child begotten on the 
bodie of Elizabeth Hamson of Streateford, and 
sent this hewe and Crye vnto the Constable of 
Newton - oo oo 8 

1628, Ap. 19. For a man to attende Ambrose meakin 
his wyfe and servant made to Trafforde by a 
speciall warant vnder ye hande and scale of S r 
Cecill Trafforde - i8 d 

1628, Sept. 1 6. Hyred a horse and 2 men to carye to 
ye Constable of Stretforde Doritye Johnson a 
laim woman bothe of handes and feete, and had 
a Cert, to be convayed to plimouthe, coste - i8 d 

1629-30, Jan. 20. P d for punishinge of Allis Bexwicke 

in the Dungeon for stealing of pewter at Trafford oo 01 02 

1631, May 2. Searche made after one Robt. Smithe a 
Collyer who had stolne a panne, and sending 
the hue and cry to Stretford - -008 

1639, Sep. 13. P d for bringinge 2 soldiers to Trafford 

w th a suspected pass 8 

Oct. 12. P d for bringinge of v soldiers to Trafford 01 

1641, Sep. 1 8. P d for carynge 4 sicke souldyers to ye 

Constables of Stretforde by Carte - i6 d 

20. [Ditto, 3 sicke and lame souldyers] - io d 

22. For a horse to carye to ye Constable of 

Stretford James Jones a lame Souldyer 8 d 

io8 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1641, Sep. 28. [Ditto] for 2 horses, John Shirlocke a I 1 s. d. 
sicke souldyer his wyfe and 2 children, he hav- 
inge a passe vnd y e hande and scale of Captayne 

paup - 22 d 

1644-5, J an - ! P d for 9 horses to stretford p' Scotts' vse oo 03 06 

P d for 2 loads of p'uision to Stretford - oo oo 06 

Mar. 15. P d for carryinge prouision to stretford oo 01 08 

On 1 6 May, 1648, RadclifTof Stretford, as occupier of land in 
Manchester, was assessed to pay 8d. towards a ley on Manchester 
for two quarters pay for Mr. John Rosworme, and the like amount 
was entered in respect of land of S r Cecyell Trafford seq[ues- 
trated.] (Manchester Constables' Accounts, vol. ii. p. 200.) 

On 13 October, 1651, "Mr. Daniall Radcliffs" was entered on 
another Manchester Ley, and, from the juxtaposition of the 
names, was apparently the same person as the above " Radcliff 
of Stretford." ( Op. cit., p. 220.) 


1641. Richard Harrison and Thomas Moores. (Palatine Note 

Book, vol. i.) 
1671. William Barker and James Darbisheir. 

1674. Geo. Chorlton and James Taylor. 

1675. Willi. Mosse and Richard Gee. 

1676. Edmund Barlowe and James Kelsale. 

1677. Richard Burges and John Bentt. 

1678. Henry Davie and Raphe Barlowe. 

1679. Thomas Moores and Samuel Thomason. 

1680. John Johnson and Thomas Baxter. 

1681. Thomas Barlow and John Chorlton. 

1682. John Barlow and Richard Hughes. 

1683. John Mosse and John Gee de Gorshill. 

1684. Joseph Knight and Tho. Smith. 

1685. George Richardson, Edmond Barlow de Crosse. 

1686. Thomas Turnner, John Barker als Robesson. 

Chapelwardens. 1 09 

1687. Thomas Hulme and James Barlow. 

1688. Robert Mosse, Lawrence Bentt. 

1689. William Barlow and William Rainshawe Smith. 

1690. John Harrison, Willi. ffawkner. 

1691. James Chadwick and William Hamson. 
1700. John Harrison and John Newton. 

(No entries between 1700 and 1711.) 

1711. John Hatton and Tho. Davenport. 

1712. James Barlow and Jonathan Tipping. 
1715. Jno. Pickston and Tho. Royle. 

1719. Thos. Chadwick and Jno. Shalcross. 

1720. John Shalcross and Wm. Roscoe. 

1721. Wm. Roscoe and James Green. 

1722. John Shalcross and Joshua Taylor. 

1723. Joshua Taylor and Sam 1 Johnson. 

1724. John Moss and Jonathan Royle. 

1725. Jno. Barlow and Wm. Falkner. 

1726. James Crowther and Joshua Jones. 

1727. Edward Barlow and John Barker. 

1728. John Arstingall and Jacob Brundritt. 

1729. James Crowther and Rich d Richardson. 

1730. They were re-chosen and served again. 

1731. Mr. Godwin and Tho s Lightboun. 

1732. Mr. Godwin and Edmund Bradshaw. 

1733. Joshua Taylor and Jonathan Hulm. 

1734. William Moss and Thomas Heywood. 

1735. William Moss and Jon n Lowe of Chorlton. 

1736. John Thornhill and Josiah Heworth. 

1737. Wm. Chadwick and Andrew Pickstone. 

1738. Wm. Chadwick and Edmund Bradshaw. 

1739. Wm. Chadwick and Edmund Bradshaw. 
[1740. Wm. Chadwick and Edmund Bradshaw deleted.] 

1740. William Falkner and Jacob Brundritt. 

1741. Stephen Godwin and Peter Hampson. 

1742. James Moors and James Darbyshire. 

1 10 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1743. George Massey and Joshua Taylor. 

1744. Nathaniel Gee and John Renshaw Butcher. 

1745. William Mason and Thomas Hampson. 

1746. William Moss and Jonathan Tipping. 

1747. Thomas Wright and James Hunt 

1748. Joshua Jones and Edmund Rigby. 

1749. Edmund Bradshaw and John Hulm. 

1750. Henry Leicester and James Royle Farmer. 

1751. Thomas Royle and James Brownhill. 

1752. Thos. Royle and James Brownhill continued. 

1753. Joshua Taylor and George Statham. 

1754. James Partington and Henry Holbrooke. 

1755. John Moss and Farmer Royle for Mrs. Potts. 

1756. Mr. Chadwick and Wm. Hampson for Crowther. 

1757. Edmund Bradshaw and Andrew Pickstone. 

1758. Edmund Hesketh and John Shawcross. 

1759. Wm. Falkner and James Royle of Tur-moss. 

1760. George Massey and James Moors. 

1761. James Moores and James Crowther. 

1762. James Moores and Edward Walton. 

1763. Wm. Moss of y e Angel and James Hulm. 

1764. James Darbyshire and James Kay. 

1765. Mr. Wm. Harrison and Edm d Bradshaw. 

[The above entries are all in one hand and seem to have 
been made at one time.] 

1766. Mr. Wm. Harrison and Edmund Bradshaw. 

1767. John Shalcross, Edward Walton. 

1768. John Shalcross, Edward Walton. 

1769. Joshua Taylor [Farmer, Waters Meeting], John Moss. 

1770. William Chadwick, Andrew Pixton. 

1771. James Royle and Wm. Simpson. 

1772. James Royle and Wm. Simpson. 
J 773- John Pearson and James Chadwick. 
1774. Anthony Brownhill, Jas. Partington. 
J 775- John Brundrett and Anthony Brownhill. 

C hap elwar dens. 1 1 1 

1776. John Hulme and Jonathan Knight. 

1777. Henry Stevens and Reginald Unwin. 

1778. Edmund Hesketh and James Crowther. 

1779. William Hampson and Joseph Lowe. 

1780. Henry Raingill and William Moss. 

1781. John Worthington, William Hampson. 

1782. Amos Bannister and Richard Knight. 
J 7^3- James Chadwick and Peter Hulme. 

1784. Matthew Shawcross and Jonathan Knight. 

1785. James Hulme and Samuel Whitelegg. 

1786. James Bradshaw and Jonathan Knight. 

1787. Wm. Taylor and Joseph Hampson Jun r . 

1788. Edmund Hesketh and James Darbyshire. 

1789. James Crowther and Richard Knight. 

1790. William Shawcross and Richard Knight. 

1791. John Moss and John Pickstone. 
1792-3-4. John Jones and Wm. Bradshaw. 
1795-6. James Pearson and Thomas Robinson. 
1797-8-9. John Moss and John Robinson. 

1800. Jonathan Hulme and John Brundrit. 

1801. John Brundrit and Wm. Shawcross. 

1802. Joseph Williamson and Matthew Shawcross. 
1803-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. Thomas Raingill and Peter Hulme. 
1811-12. Peter Hulme and James Wood. 

1813-22. Peter Hulme and Thomas Brundrit. 
1823-24. Richard Pearson and Peter Hewit. 
1825. Richard Pearson and Wm. Shawcross. 
1826-9. Joseph Chadwick and Rob 1 Barlow. 
1830. Jacob Brundrit and Rob 1 Barlow. 
1831-5. Jacob Brundrit and Peter Hulme. 

1836. Jacob Brundrit and Parker Raingill. 

1837. Jacob Brundrit and Steven Raingill. 

1838. James Shawcross and Steven Raingill. 

1839. Steven Raingill and James Bradshaw. 

1840-54. Geo. Bannister [of Edge House, Timber Merchant, 
died 1854, Sep. 9] and William Brundrit [his cousin]. 

1 1 2 History of the A ncient Chapel of S tret ford. 

1855-58. Amos Bannister [of Peel House, partner and brother 
of G. B.] and William Brundrit [died 1858, Aug. 25]. 
1859. Amos Bannister and Wm. H. Cornforth. 
1 860- 1. Wm. H. Cornforth and Thomas Brundrit. 
1862. Wm. H. Cornforth and Samuel Simpson. 
1863-4. Tho s Leigh Williams and David Kelly. 

1865. Christ 1 " Mothersill and John Whitehead. 

1866. John Smith Aked and James Thomason. 

1867. James Thomason and W 7 m Kaye. 

1868. John Wreaks and Wm. Kaye. 
1869-70. John Wreaks and Tho s Whitehead. 
1870-80. Charles Taylor and John Stott. 
1880-82. Henry Atkin and John Cookson. 
1882-85. John Sharp and John Taylor. 

1885-86. John Bowden, C.E., Edge Lane, and Charles Cooper. 

1886-88. John Seney and Charles Cooper. 

1888-91. Chas. Woodfield Smith and James Bradshaw. 

1891-92. W. H. Bibby and John Taylor. 

1892-95. J. R. Mawson and John Taylor. 

1895-96. Chas. Alfred Atkin and John Taylor. 

1896-97. Chas. A. Atkin and Thos. Warburton. 

1897-98. Geo. F. E. Burton and Thos. Warburton. 

1898-99. G. F. E. Burton and Henry Nail. 


1680. JOHN BENT, clarke, died July 25, and was buried 27. 
His widow, Elizabeth, died January 2, 1683. Their gravestones 
in the old Chapelyard read : 





27 l68o. 

Drawings of these stones are preserved in Mr. Clarke's MS. 
volume. Only the latter stone is now (1899) visible, and is 
almost entirely covered with soil and grass. 

Parish Clerks. 113 

1705. JOHN GlLBODY. Sarah, the daughter of John Gilbody, 
dark, was born the 4th day of fTeb., and was baptised 10 of the 
same month, Anno dom. 1705. (Register.) 

1709. JOSHUA HYDE is named twice as "dark" in the Manor 
Court Books. 

1715. " PETER BENT began his Clearkship att Stretford chappel 
the 3rd of July, Anno Don. 1715. Peeter Bent and Ellen Wright 
ware married " (flyleaf of Register). 

1716. JAMES SYDDALL [Mossreeve in 1701] began his dark- 
ship att Stretford Chappell in November, Anno Dom. 1716 (fly- 
leaf of Register). 1726, Michael, son of James Syddall, dark of 
Stretford, and Martha his wife, Oct. 9, baptised (Register). 


1780. SAMUEL HAMPSON, "junior" (son of William Hamp- 
son), began his clerkship at Stretford Chapel March 31, 1780 
(Register). 1784, Samuel, son of Samuel Hampson, clerk of this 
Chapel, by Ellen his wife, aged 2 weeks and 3 days, baptised 
(Register). 1791, Sept., Sarah, his daughter, baptised (Register). 
1793, Dec. 29, Mary Ann, his daughter, baptised (Register). 

182. WILLIAM ECCLES appointed; dismissed for drunken- 
ness a few months later. 

1821-7. JOHN HAMPSON, brother of Samuel Hampson (supra). 
1827-80. JOSEPH HAMPSON, son of John Hampson. 
1880-83. WILLIAM HAMPSON, brother of Joseph Hampson. 
Since 1883 the Apparitor has acted as Parish Clerk. 

The last but one of the Stretford Parish Clerks had the repu- 
tation of being "a bit of a character," and of him many racy anec- 
dotes used to be told. He has been described as a little, low, stiff 


1 14 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

old man, who dressed in a blue coat and smalls, or knee breeches. 
On one occasion, before the days of lucifer matches and gas- 
lighting, he was called upon to light the candles during the 
service. For this purpose he had brought with him a lighted 
candle in a lanthorn, and as he passed some of the village boys 
they tried to blow it out, whereupon old Joseph put down the 
lanthorn and proceeded leisurely but vigorously to cuff each of 
the offenders, then picked up his lanthorn and finished his work. 

He was "great " at weddings, and kept up a fire of remarks at 
times as if talking to himself. One swain found a difficulty in 
putting the ring on the finger of his spouse, who snatched it from 
him, wet her finger in her mouth, and slipped the ring on easily, 
which caused Hampson to exclaim, "Eh mon, bu' thou'rt a good 
un." On another occasion, when there was a somewhat similar 
difficulty over the ring, he said to the bungler, "Nay, nay, let 
hoo try ! Hoo'll do it better than thee." 

Another tale told of him runs that when a certain young lady 
who took (and still takes) a great interest in church and parish 
matters, was supposed to be sweethearting with one of the 
churchwardens, Hampson was wont to sidle up to her, and ask, 
in an audible whisper, "Han yo ketched 'im yet ?" to which came 
the bashful reply, " What do you mean, Joseph ?" " Eh ! eh ! " 
Hampson answered, " happen some birdlime's wanted, but mind 
yo, when yo wed aw'll don th' best wheyt kid glooves aw con 
beigh." And so he did, when the time came, as come it did, and 
very spacious in both length and breadth those "hand shoes" 

Another time at a wedding he walked up to a sheepish-looking 
young fellow and asked, " Art thow th' mon," and when a timid 
assent was given in answer, he exclaimed, "Aye, aw thowt as 
much, an' it's not often as aw'm mista'en. Weel, has ta getten 
th' papper ?" The certificate of banns was handed over, and 
Joseph bade "th' mon" "Ston' tha theer, and when th' woman 
cooms hoo'll ston' theer, and aw'll bring th' parson." 

If the swain was by mistake about to give the customary kiss 

Parish Clerks. 1 1 5 

to his spouse after putting the ring on, instead of waiting to the 
end of the service, Joseph would shout out, " Here mon ! We 
mun ha' noan o' that yet." 

He was very proud and careful of a new gown which had been 
given to him when the Bishop reopened the church after the new 
pews had been put in, and when, shortly afterwards, the Bishop 
came to a Confirmation Service, he asked Joseph why he was 
not wearing his gown. " Weel ! yo see, my Lord, aw only wears 
it on feast days and solemn occasions," was the incongruous reply. 

The pulpit was furnished with a door, and Joseph swelled him- 
self with official pride when he sallied out to open this door and 
to close it again after the preacher had entered. He was so 
vexed when, one Sunday he descended, after making the dis- 
covery that the door had been taken off without his knowledge, 
that he fetched one of the choir boys who ventured to snigger at 
him a smart box on his ear, and told him to pass it on. 

He was always at war with these lesser satellites of the church, 
and they were never tired of provoking him. One Sunday the 
Litany was followed by a Christening, and Joseph had forgotten 
to put any water in the font, so there was a " stage wait " while 
he went for a jugfull, and because the boys chaffed him as he 
passed he put down his jug and boxed the ears of several before 
finishing his errand. 

When the present Rector was inducted, the church was cleared, 
and the congregation assembled at the south door to admit him, 
so that he might proceed to the belfry and ring one of the bells. 
The organist thought he was privileged to remain, but Joseph 
went up to him and said, " Nay, nay, mon ! If aiv ha' to goa 
eawt, tha ma be weel sure tha'll ha' to, so eawt tha goas, or 
aw'll mak' tha." 

At the Confirmation above referred to the Rector had given 
orders that when he came to the vestry door and said " Clergy " 
the choir were to pass down the church, and go out by the west 
door and re-enter by the vestry door. Time went on, and Joseph 
began to lose patience. He was busying himself arranging for 

1 1 6 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

the fiftieth time the chair which the Bishop was to occupy, and 
did not hear the Rector's whispered watch-word. As the chor- 
isters passed, one of them said, " Joseph, th' clargy han coom," 
to which Joseph petulantly replied, " Aw dar say they han, bu' 
aw've waited for them, and th' clargy mun wait for me neaw." 

"The quality" called him, deferentially, Joseph ; the villagers, 
behind his back, spoke of him as " Owd Joseph," but addressed 
him as "Mr. Hampson." The choir boys nicknamed him "Owd 
Hommer," or " Coal hommer," from the raps their heads so fre- 
quently received from him. 

(From the Church Registers, vol. i.) 

1 68 1 is James Taylor. 

1682 is George Richardson. 
1683. John Gee, Higginlanfe]. 

1686. Robert Mosse and his man. 

1687. William Barlow and his man. 

1688. Richard Harrison al* Hughes. 

1689. Tho. Barlow. 

1690. John Barlow [Samuel Thomason, struck out]. 

1691. Robert Owen. 

1694. Richard Worthington, Overseer of the Poor. 

1695. William Shawcross. 

1696. Tho. Hay ward. 

1697. Tho. Smith. 

1698. Tho. Smith for Mr. Dickonson's estate. 

1699. Peter Heyes. 

1700. John Falkner. 

1701. John Moss. 

1702. Henry Da vie. 

1703. George Barker. 

1704. Tho. Chadwick. 

1705. Mr. Gooding for Gorsehill. 

1706. Richard Gee. 

Overseers of the Poor. 117 

1707. John Harrison for Falkners. 

1708. Tho. Moors for John Crowther. 

1709. George Richardson. 

1710. Sam 1 Johnson. 

1711. John Barlow. 

1712. William Barlow. 

1713. James Green. 

1714. John Hampson for Tho. Newton's estate. 

1715. James Barlow. 

1716. Tho. Taylor. 

1717. William Falkner. 

1718. John Shawcross. 

1719. John Wright 

1720. Francis Johnson. 

1721. John Crowther p Harrisons of the Toad Lane. 

1722. John Crowther for Sherlock's. 

1723. Tho. Chadwick for Mrs. Eliz. Roscoe. 

1724. Tho. Chadwick for his own estate (or Dickonson's estate). 

1725. James Barlow for Dickonson's estate. 

1726. John Moss. 

1727. William Moss. 

1728. John Strettell, Overseer, and Mr. Harrison. 

1729. Jonath. Hulm and John Knight, Shrewsbury carrier. 

1730. Tho. Chadwick for Ratclifife estate (and John Moss) de 

chappel style for Radcliffes. 

1731. Joneth. Lowe and George Robinson, alias Barker. 

1732. Richard Gooding and John Thornhill. 

1733. Tho. Heywood and Jonethan Royl. 

1734. John Shawcross first half-year, and Wm. Mason, alias 

Graterix, for the latter half-year in 1734-5. 

1735. Jacob Brundrett the first half-year, and Charles Low for 

Henry Smith for the latter half-year. 

1736. Tho. Chadwick for Andrew Pixton for Thurston Barlow 

estate ye first half-year, and Tho. Chadwick for James 
Crowther ye latter half-year for Toad Lane. 

1 1 8 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

1737. Joseph Twiss for Tho. Newtons ye first half-year, and 

Richard Richardson the latter half-year 1737-8. 

1738. William Chadwick for Doctor's estate ye first half-year, 

and Wm. Falkner ye latter half-year hired Joshua 

1739. Tho. Chadwick for Davie's estate first half-year, and 

Rich d or Stephen Gooding the latter half-year. 

1740. Edm d Bradshaw the first half-year, and Andrew Pixton, 

hired Tho. Chadwick. 

1741. Joshua Taylor and James Darbishire. James the first 

half-year and Joshua ye second half-year. 

1742. George Massey the first half-year, and Peter Hampson 

of Edges ye latter half-year. 

1743. Tho. Worseley and Jonethan Tipping. 

1744. James Moors first half-year, and Joseph Twiss ye latt r 


1745. Wm. Moss, carrier, first half-year, and Wm. Moss, Angel, 

latter half-year. 

The entries down to 1738 are evidently written at one time, 
and are apparently in the writing of " Jno. Jackson, minister," 
who notes on the first page of the book : " Stretford Chap 1 , 25 
Feb., 1737, Oct. 28, 1737. I then rec d this Book, imperfect as 
y u may now observe it, this being ye first Page." The entries for 
1739-42 are in one hand ; those for 1743, 1744, 1745, were made 
separately, and end the list. 

The Overseers from 1837 to 1869 are given in the Extracts 
from the Vestry Minute Book,/^A The following complete the 
record : 

1868-72. Thos. Warburton, Wm. Kaye. 

1872-75. Wm. Kaye, Wm. Goodacre. 

1875-82. Wm. Kaye, Wm. Goodacre, Wm. Rollins. 

1882-83. Wm. Kaye, Wm. Goodacre, Wm. Rollins, Samuel 

1883-88. W r m. Kaye, Wm. Goodacre, Samuel Kelsall, Lewis 
Henry Moorsom. 

Overseers and Surveyors. 1 1 9 

1888-89. Wm. Kaye, Samuel Kelsall, John Albert Slater, 
Chas. Hy. Fitzgerald. 

1889-94. Samuel Kelsall, John Albert Slater, Chas. H. Fitz- 
gerald, Philip Cain. 

1894-95. Samuel Kelsall, John Albert Slater, Philip Cain, 
Wm. Hy. Fulford. 

After 1894 the Urban District Council appointed the Over- 

1895-97. John Stott, John Roberts, Thos. Johnston, Wm. H. 

1897-98. John Stott, John Roberts, Thos. Johnston, Charles 

1898. John Stott, John Roberts, Thos. Johnston, Jas. Walthew. 


1690. Willi' Shawcrosse, Richard Hughes al' Harrison for his 

newe house. 

1691. Henri Davie, John Newton. 

The Highway Surveyors from 1837 down to their supersession 
in 1868, when the Local Board took over their duties, appear in 
the Extracts from the Vestry Minute Book,/0.$/. 

1 20 History of the Ancient Chapel of S tret ford. 



MR. BAILEY in Local Gleanings relating to Lancashire and 
Cheshire (reprinted from the Manchester Courier}, vol. i., 
April, 1875 December, 1876, described the Stretford Registers 
in Nos. Q, 1 6, 23, 42, 53, 64, 70, 136 (pp. 5, 8, n, 18, 22, 26, 29, 
65). He reminds us that the original injunction of Cromwell, 
Vicar General in September, 1538, remained in force until 1597, 
and that in October of the latter year a Convocation order under 
the Royal Assent enjoined minute regulations for the keeping of 
parish records. It was under this Convocation order, apparently, 
that the Stretford Registers began. 

There are four volumes of old Registers. Of these, vol. i. runs 
from 1598 to 1710, vol. ii. from 1713 to 1781, vol. iii. overlaps the 
preceding volume, and runs from 1775 to 1794, and vol. iv. from 
1794 to 1812. The Manchester Collegiate Church Register 
begins in 1573. 

The earliest entry in the Stretford Register is a baptism on 
February 8, 1598-99, and there is no trace of any earlier volume. 
The first volume is an oblong folio containing seventy-three 
parchment sheets, a certain number of pages being from time to 
time stitched at the end as the preceding leaves were exhausted. 
The edges of some of the leaves have been damaged by damp, 
and the book itself is redolent of the churchyard mould. Age 
and wear, moreover, have obliterated very much of the writing, 
and bad ink in many places has increased the difficulties of de- 
ciphering the entries. The first page is affected by all these 

Registers Described. 121 

causes, and is neatly and uniformly written in the "secretary 
hand " of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. 

The entries on the first page contain the names of the principal 
families then residing in the village, and nearly all of them are 
to be found in descendants. In the succeeding generation the 
following families occur : Ratcliff, 1 Siddall, Hartley, Shalcross, 
Hollinpriest, Royle, Hughes, Owen, Fawkner, Harrison, Crow- 
ther, Darbishire, Brundrit, Bent, &c. 

There is a division in the Register, beginning with the year 
1603, when the new Canons were issued. The entries then begin 
to be in Latin, and are so written down to 1612. The formula 
was as follows : " Alicia filia Joh. Deuis de Crosstreete fuit bap- 
tizata . . . die Decembris anno p'dicto" [1608]. Down to the 
end of the century there is a curious mixture of Latin and Eng- 
lish, the former being often used by the parish clerks in a very 
grotesque manner. 

The most serious lacuna in the document occurs between 1615 
and 1623, during which years four entries occur relating to 
"Those whom I Richard Wylde have baptised In Ano. Dm. 
1618." Only one name is recorded in 1624, four in 1625, and 
none in 1626. Some other years are without records. 

From 1640 to 1650 the Register has been very carelessly kept. 
By the Directory " a fair register book of velim " was ordered to 
be provided in every parish, in which were to be preserved by 
the minister the names of all children baptized, with the time of 
their birth ; and also the names of all who were married and 
buried. The novel regulation in regard to the time of birth is 
fully carried out in the Stretford Register, sometimes even to 
the minute. The first entry of the kind occurs thus: "John the 
sonne of Gorg Chorlton was borne the Second day of March 

1 On August 1 6, 1606, " Mary, daughter of Alexander Radcliffe, Manchester, de 
Hill in Stretford," was baptised at Manchester. There is a "Coldhill" in Tr afford 
Park. At the Manchester Court Leet, April 1 6, 1735, Thomas ffoden of Cowdale 
[Could-hill], near Trafford, husbandman, was fined, for Beef not marketable on No- 
vember the ninth day last, forty shillings. 


122 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

being at Thursday at two of the clock in the morning Annoque 
domini 1653." The actual baptisms of the children are indeed 
for many years not mentioned, but it does not follow that the 
ceremony did not take place. The custom of naming the hour 
and day of birth is occasionally found up to the end of the Register. 

The first recorded burial took place February 21, 1650-1, but 
the interments are infrequent. This is due, Mr. Bailey was 
informed, to the former undrained condition of the small burial 
ground, and the villagers were buried either in the neighbouring 
parishes or at the mother church of Manchester. In the Man- 
chester churchyard towards the close of the seventeenth century 
a portion called "Stretford Hill" 1 was used for Stretford burials, 
and was on the south side of the church, between the Trafford 
chapel or chantry and the present Mitre Hotel. (See also Booker's 
Hist, of Black ley Chapel, p. 5.) 

In subsequent years the Register has traces of having passed 
out of the hands of the ministers, for it is written up for many 
years in the same hand. This change is in accordance with the 
legislation of the Barebones Parliament, August 1653, by which 
qualified persons were appointed for taking charge of Parish 
Registers. The fees for Registry were then \2.d. for a marriage, 
and Afd. for a birth or burial. 

Scarcely a Puritan name at this time can be found on the 
Stretford Register. 

1 This use of the word "Hill" for a portion of a churchyard is singular. Can it 
reflect the ancient custom of burial in barrows ? Holland's Cheshire Glossary (Engl. 
Dial. Soc., 1886), gives: Hill, v. (i) to cover, (2) to make a mound over a grave ; and 
at p. 506, apropos of rush-bearing, speaks of "the present practice of hilling with 
rushes the graves of departed friends." According to Gower's Surrey Provincialisms 
(Engl. Dial. Soc., vol. iv. c. 4) Hills are the mounds on which the hops are planted. 
So many hills are reckoned to an acre. At Laudor in Berwickshire the allotments of 
the burghlands are called "hill parts" (Gomme's Village Community, 1890, p. 150). 
Close to the Manchester Parish Church was the " Baron's hull," which is believed to 
mean the Baron's Hill, otherwise Hunt Hull or Hunt's Bank. The word "aisle," as 
traced in Murray's New English Dictionary, was at times spelt "ylle," but can hardly 
be the interpretation, though it meant originally a wing, and later took the secondary 
meaning of a division or alley in a church. 

Registers Described. 


The sudden increase in the number of entries on the Register 
from this point illustrates the incompleteness of the registration 
of former years. For about thirty years, with a few exceptions, 
the entries are made by three or four hands. After 1681 there 
are different hands on each page. The only other historical 
entries are those relating to the Acts of 1667 and 1678 "for 
burying in Woollen." It is stated five or six times that the 
statutory affidavits were taken. The Acts were repealed in 1814. 

The following entries are worthy of note : 

1657. An ovld poore woman was bvried the third day of Sep- 
tember at Stretford Chapel, having a brother in Maxfield [Mac- 
clesfield] neere the broken Cros. 

1659-60. Sammvell the sonne that was taken to nors by 
Richard Talior the tinker was buried the thirteth day of Jenvary 
being Mondy anno dom mini 1659. 

1667. Grissi [or Griffi] Harry was bvried the first day of 

1689-90. A man buried that Drowned is selfe in Shawcross 
Pitt and [was] buried the first of march anno dom 1689. 

The deaths of children are in a very high proportion, and 
there are traces of epidemics. 

There were numerous weddings at the Chapel, but they came 
to a sudden end in the year 1754, consequent on the passing of 
the Marriage Act by which marriages were void except by banns 
or license, and from that date the marriages were celebrated at 
the " Old Church " in Manchester. 

In 1601 one of the Mosses of Stretford, in honour of the 
infant daughter of Edmund Trafford, the then lord, had his 
daughter christened Sycilia. 

Christenings ano. dni. 1598-1599. 

Ellen Gilbodie the daughter of Rodger Gilbodie was baptysed 
the viijth day of ffebruarye.^ 

1 24 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Ano. dni. 1599. 

Jssabel Barlowe the daughter of John Barlowe was bapt . . . 
the xiijth dale of Maie. 

William Barlowe the sonne of William Barlowe was bapt . . . 
the xvjth daie of June. 

James Gee the sonne of Richarde Gee was baptysede the vjth 
daye of August. 

Elizabeth Johnson the daughter of Raphe Johnson was bap- 
tysede the xvjth daie of September. 

Ellen Gregorie the daughter of John Gregorie was baptysed 
the seconde daye of March. 

Elizabeth Hamson the daughter of John Hamson was bap- 
tysede the viijth daye of Marche. 

Thomas Chorlton the sonne of James Chorlton was baptysede 
the xixth daie of Marche. 

John Johnson the son of Richarde Richarde [sic] Johnson was 
baptysede xxijth daie of Marche. 

Richarde Gregorye the sonne of Thoma Gregorye was bap- 
tysede the xiijth daye of Aprill [1600]. 

Ano dni 1600. 

John Mosse the sonne of Thomas Mosse was baptysede the 
, . . daie of Maye. 

Richard [?] Knighte the sonne of Henrye Knighte was bap- 
tysede the xxiij daye of Maye. 

Ellen Gatley the Daughter of John Gatley was baptysede the 
xxvjth daye of May. 

Margaret Richardson the daughter of John Richardson was 
baptysede the xxvijth daye of Julie. 

William Cholerton the sonne of John Cholerton was baptysede 
the xxxth day of July. 

Margerye Barker the daughter of Willia Barker was baptysed 
the xvijth day of Auguste. 

John Barlow the sonne of John Barlow was baptysed the vijth 
daye of November. 

Baptisms. \ 2 5 

Nicholas Ravenshawe [i.e. Renshaw] the sonne of Willia 
R[avensha]we was baptysed the xxijth daye of Januarye. 

George Barlowe the sonne of John Barlowe was baptissed the 
xiijth daye of ffebruarye. 

Alice [?] Salter the daughter of Thomas Salter was baptised 
the xxvijth daye of Marche Ano. pred. [year aforesaid.] 

Jane Lambe the daughter of Richard Lamb was baptised the 
xxvijth day of Marche. 

Richard Manweringe the sonne of .... Manweringe was 
baptised the xvjth day of Aprill. 

[An entry follows in another hand, now almost obliterated]. 

(p. 2.) 1601-1602. 

Robeart Radcliffe the sonne of James RadclifFe was baptysed 
the xxviij th day of June. 

Sycilia Mosse the daughter of John Mosse was baptised the 
xvj th day of August. 

Elizabeth Barker the daughter of Willia' Barker was baptised 
the xxix th day of September. 

Adam Sydall the sonne of Adam Sidall was baptised the xi th 
day of October. 

An Hartley the daughter of Alexander Hartley was baptysed 
the xxviij lh day of December. 

Charles Gee the sonne of Richard Gee was baptised the vij th 
day of ffebruarye. 

Elizabeth Barlowe the daughter of Willia' Barlowe was bap- 
tysed the xv th day of ffebruarye. 

(John Johnson is written by another hand in the margin and 
the next entry is in another hand). 

Brigette Hamsone y e daughter of Richard Hamsone was bap- 
tised y e iij day of Stembre. 


Thomas Barlowe the sonne of John Barlowe was baptysed the 
xiiij th day of August. 

i 26 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

John Richardson the sonne of John Richardson was baptised 
the xviij th day of October. 

Elizabeth Johnson the daughter of Richard Johnson was bap- 
tised the viij th day of Januarye. 

Richard Barker the sonne of Willia' Barker was baptysed the 
sixt day of februarye. 

This is followed by a space, in which is written, "James y e son 
of Richard Knight de Erlom was baptised y e 7 th of Novemb r 82." 

(p. 3.) Nupti anno Dom 1603. 

Christnings in Anno domini. 

Gorgium Dounbel et Elizabeth Digell fuerunt nupti quinto 
die Augusti an 1603. 

Nicholos Eller et Amry Dounbel fuerunt nupti septimo die 
SeptembriS An 1603. 

Willmo Choarton et Ellen Carmton fuerunt nupti 24 die 
Octobris An 1603. 

Some scribbling follows, including pen experiments and the 
following disjointed notes : 

Adam Sydall sone of Adam Sydall was baptised the 
Adam Sidall the sonne of John Sydall was baptised the 
Robert Heaward was baptised the huntereth day 1643 
John Wright was baptised the 

Jno. Jackson, M.A. 

Minister 1721. 
Eliz th Daughter of Jno Knight was born 29 of Sep. and 

bap. Oct. 7 th 1702. 

On the reverse (p. 4, which is otherwise left blank) is written 
at the top Anno Domini 1603, 
Anno Domini 1617, 

and at the foot, The Rev d Tho. Royle, Minister 

att Rollins Green. 

(p. 5.) An. Dom. 1603. 
i. . . . . . Hamson filis Ric. Hamson baptisatur . 

die Augusti Ann. 1603. 

. . tercio 

Baptisms. 127 

2. Thorn Damp fills Hugh Damp generosi baptizati 21 die 
August Ann. 1603. 

3. Joane Gregorie filia Thorn. Gregorie baptizat. fuit 21 die 
August anno 1603. 

4. Thorn' Barlow filis Willm barlow baptizati 23 die Septem- 
bris anno 1603. 

5. Willm Shacrosse filis Edmon' Shsacrosse baptizati 23 die 
Septembris an 1603. 

6. Ellinor hoopp filia Ric hoppe baptizati 24 die Octobris an 

7. Ellinor Gee filia Charoli Gee baptizati 20 die Novembrijs 
anno 1603. 

8. Godfrie Doumbi filis Georg Doumbi baptizat ix die Decem- 
bris an 1603. 

9. Margrit Sidda filia Adam Sidda baptizat 16 die febria an. 

10. John Rensha filis Willm Rensha Baptz xi th die March 

11. Isabel Barker filia Willm Barker Baptz xix th die march 

12. Johann Johnson filis Richard Johnson baptizat 19 die 
marhii an 1604. 

13. Charols Gee filis Ric Gee baptisat fuit 6 die Julij An 

14. Elizabeth Hamson filia willm Hamson baptz 22 die Jullij 

15. Will Hollenpriest filis Rob' Hollinprest Baptizat 29 die 
Jullij 1604. 

1 6. Rodger Gilbodye filius Roger Gilbodye Babtiz 19 Augustij 
Anno Dne 1604. 

17. Thomas ffyles filius Robt. ffiles baptizat fuit secundo die 
mensis septembris 1604. 

1 8. Ricardus Richardson filius Johannem Richardson baptizat 
fuit secundo die Septembris idemq. Die 1604. 

1 28 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

(p. 6.) Anno dn. 1604. 

Johanis Salter filia Thoma Salter baptizat fuit xxviij th die 
mensis Novembris. 

Thoma Salter film Thoma Salter baptizat fuit eadem die. 

Ellen Johnson filia Ric. Johnson baptizat fuit vicessimo primo 
die fTebruarij 1604. 

Margerie Johnson filia p'dic' Ricardo baptizatu fuit vicessimo 
primo die ffebruarij pdic A Regni Reg' secundo et xxxviij 1604. 

James Radcliffe filius James Radcliffe baptizatu' fuit xvij die 
Marcij Ano dn 1604. 

Note. The regular entries come to an end, leaving the rest of 
the page blank except for the following entries. [Manchester 
suffered severely from the plague at the end of 1605 an d during 
1606] : 

An Bark r daughter of John Bark r was baptized the xiiij th day 
of Novemb r 1606. 

Thomas filius Thomas Haugh baptizatus fuit vicessimo die 
Januarij anno domini 1605. 

Homphrey Royle sonn of John Royle was baptized the 
twentith eight day of Dazember anno domini 1686. [sic.] 

(p. 7.) Anno Domini 1607. 

Edmundus Ranshall filius Thomae Ranshall baptizatus fuit 
Io mo dig M a jj a jj predicto. 

Elizabetha filia Thomae Shawcrosse baptizata fuit die eodem 
anno predicto. 

Henricus filius Johan' Hughes fuit baptizat quarto die Octobris 
anno predicto. 

Margreta filia Johan' Hardy de Chorto' baptizata fuit 25 die 
Octobris anno predicto. 

Jacobus filius Rici Hughes fuit baptizatus primo die Novem- 
bris anno predicto. 

Rogerius filius Thoma Gilbody fuit baptizat sexto die Decem- 
bris anno predicto. 

Baptisms. 129 

Elena filia Jacobi Jones de Ashton baptizata fuit 28 die Jan- 
uarij anno predicto. 

Jacobus Gee films [alias?] Moss filius Job. Gee fuit baptizatus 
primo die Martij anno domini 1607. 

Henricus filius Edmundi Shawcrosse fuit baptizatus 13 die 
Martij anno p'dicto. 

Two cancelled entries follow : A . . . filia Thomae Hartley (?) 
fuit baptizata die ... anno p'dicto. 

Elizabetha filia Henrici T . . . sher alias . . . 

Thomas Hughes. 

Thomas the sonne of Robert Walker was baptised the i th day 
of Aprill anno domini in 1610. 

Nuptiae anno p'dicto. 

Gulielmus Nicolson et Elena Jonson nupti fuerunt primo die 

James Holl-llinpriest bapt. 

(p. 8.) Anno domini 1608. 

[Baptisms, abbreviated.] Anna filia Thoma Haugh 27 Martij. 

Elizabetha Tilsley alias Massey fillia Ranulfi Tilsley tertio 

Edmundus fil. Thoma Ranshall decimo Aprilis. 

Margareta fil. Joh. Urmsto' 12 Junij. 

Thomas Gregory alias Hampson fil. Thomae Gregory 19 Junij. 

Thomas Massy alias Ranshall fil. Thomae Massy de Sale die 

Hugo fil. Thoma Royle 19 Julij. 

Elena fil. Joh'is Williamson de Chorton quinto Augusti. 

Gulielmus fil. Gulielmi Barker 18 Septembris. 

Elena fil. Jacobi Morrisse secundo Octobris. 

Richardus fil. Richardi Hope nono Octobris. 

Edwardus fil. Jenkini Hadston de Withington 9 Octobris. 

Gulielmus fil. Gulielmi Barker 20 Octobris. 

Jacobus fil. Gulielmi Haton die eodam. 

Elizabetha fil. Edward. Hulme quinto Novembris. 


1 30 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Isabela fil. Jacobi Rodgers 27 Nov'bris. 
Alicia fil. Johannis Busick 27 Nove'bris. 
Rhicardus fil. Thoma Gilbody quarto Dezembris. 
Alicia fil. Joh. Deuis de crosstreete . . . Decembris. 

Nuptiae anno predicto 1608. 

Thomas Gregory et Isabela Hampson, 2 do Julij. 

Richardus fil. Thoma Salter fuit bapt. 12 Decembris. 

Alicia fil. Nicholas Hoolme fuit bapt. 2 . . Decembris. 
(p. 9.) Thomas fil. Thomae Hamps[on] 21 Julij. 

Johannes fil. Jacobi Williamso' de Chowerton nono Augusti. 

Katerina Hewes fil. Henric Hewes code' die. 

Elizabetha fil. Gulielmi fawkner primo Novembris. 

Nicholas Holme fil. Thoma Holme de Cholerton octavo No- 

Anna fil. Richardi Hoope vicessimo secundo Novembris. 

Helena fil. G mi Nicolson decimo septirno Januarij. 

Richardus fil. Jo. Dicconso' vicessimo quarto Januarij. 

Anno Domini 1613. 

Elizabetha fil. G mi Rayneshey vicessimo quinto Aprilis. 
Johannes fil. Jo. Barker secundo Maij. 
Thomas fil. Thoma Rayneshey vicessimo secundo Maij. 
Maria fil. Richardi Hewes sexto Junij. 
Margareta fil. Johan. Gee 1613. 

Gyles Gee the sonne of Thomas Gee was baptized the iiij th 
daie of December anno p'dto. 
[Two illegible entries 1613.] 

(p. 10.) Anno domini 1608 [baptisms abbreviated]. 
Ellena fil. Georgij ffletcher 29 Januarij. 
Elizabetha fil. John Rainshall de Stretford die eodem. 
Thomas fil. Thoma Gilbody 12 ffebruarij. 

Anno domini 1609. 
Elena fil. Alixander Hartley de Chorto' 31 (sic) Aprilis. 

Baptisms. 131 

Gulielmus fil. Gulielmi Ransha 7 Maij. 

Richardus Owen fil. Rodulphi Owen 29 Septembris. 

Marta (or Bridgett ?) Heawoode fil. Hamletti H. 30 Novembris. 

Alexander Chorlerton de Chorlerton fil. Alexander Chorlerton 
30 Novembris. 

Helena Hollinpriest fil. Robert! Hollinpriest decimo septimo 

Jacobus. Raynshall fil. William Raynshall 24 Decembris. 

Elizabetha fil. Johannis Hvghes octavo Januarij. 

(p. 10.) Anno do. 1610. 

Nycholaus Gregory fil. Arthurij Gregory primo Aprilis. 
Maria fil. Thomae Raynshalle primo Maij. 
Bicheta (?) fil. Gulielm. ffaulkner sexto Maij. 

Anno do. 1612. 

Johannes fil. Georgij Deane et Helena fil bapt. xxx 


Philipus fil. Jo. Mosse 3 Maij. 
Helena fil. Edwardi Holme 10 Maij. 

(p. n.) Anno 1614. 

Margrett Gee daughter of Thomas Gee ffirst September. 
James Ottiwell sonne of James Ottiwell first May [repeated]. 
Elizabeth Harrison daughter of Robert Harrison, xiij th Sep- 

Anno dni 1624. 
Ellen Gee the daughter of John Gee vij th Aprill. 

Anno 1625. 

John ffawkner sonne of William ffawkner xxx March. 
Samuel Harrison sonne of Robert Harrison . . November. 


Lydia B . . . daughter of Hugh Barlowe 

Elizabeth Harrison daughter of Richard Harrison . . . 

132 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

(p. 12.) These whom I Richard Wylde have baptised. 
In Anno dni 1*617. 

Imprimis the Sonne of James Beirche called William, in the 
towne of Chollarton, June the 7, yeare 1617. 

Samuell Gee sonne of Thomas Gee xxx th August 

Itm. Edmund Growth 1 " sonne of Edmund Growth 1 " of Choller- 
ton v th Aug. 

Itm. Marye Harysonne daught r of Richard Harisonne of Stret- 
ford xix th Julie 1617. 

Alis Barlowe daught r of William Barlowe of Stretford xxvj th 

Alis Darbyshire daught r of John Darbishire xxvj th Julye. 

Alis Mosse daught r of W m Mosse xxiiij th August. 

(p. 12.) 1627. 

Roger Barlowe sonne of John Barlowe xviij th Marche 1627. 
Ruthe Partington daughter of John Partington xj th Novemb r . 
Jossephe Ottywell sonne of James Ottywell xx th June. 
Jeremy the sonne of John Chorlton 26 Aprill 1628. 


Nathaniel Johnson sonne of Richard Johnson vij th Marche. 
George Mosse sonne of William Mosse xv th Januarye. 
Alis the daught r of John Gee viij th September. 
Mathewe Barlowe the sonne of Hughe Barlowe xv th Januarye. 
Robt. Harrisonne sonne of Robert Harrison xxv th ffebruary. 
John Chorlton sonne of W m 13 th ffebruarye. 

(p. 13.) 1628. 

September the 7 th [Mary the daughter, struck out] Alice the 
daughter of John Gee the sonne of Richard Gee was baptised in 
Stretford Chappell. [Reversed, along the top margin of the page 
is written " The Condition of this Obligation."] 


Alis dau. of W m Harrison and Katherin dau. of James Byrche 
xxviij th Marche. 

Baptisms. 133 

Elizabeth the reputed dau. of W m Chorlton and Ellen Gee 
1 8 th October. 

Mary Mosse dau. of W m Mosse 4 th October. 

Adam Renshawe s. of William Renshawe first Aprill. 

Ellen Harrison dau. of Thomas Harrison xi th December. 

Isabell Hollinpriest d. of W m Hollinpriest xiij th December. 

Robte ffawkner s. of Robte ffawkner xvj th Decemb r . 

Alis Syddall d. of John Siddall first January. 

John Hall s. of Thomas Hall xxvj th December. 

Ester Partington d. of John Partington xvij January. 

Margaret d. of W m Chorlton vj th Aprill. 

William Brundret s. of W m Brundret xxij th Septemb r . 

Jeremy Chorlton s. of John Chorlton xviij th Aprill. 

Arther Gilbodye s. of Richard Gilbodye same daie. 

John Knight s. of Edwardi Knight xv th August. 

William Beswick s. of John Beswick xvij th October. 

Samuell Barlowe s. of Hughe Barlowe vj th Marche. 

Marye Worsley d. of Ottywell Worsley xxvij ffebruarye. 
(p. 14.) Gyles Crowther s. of Thomas Crowther vij th Marche. 

Anno 1631. 

Samuell Gilbodye s. of Thomas Gilbodye xix th Marche. 
Charles Gee s. of John Gee v th Aprill. 
Alis Harrison d. of Richard Harrison ij th October. 

Anno 1632. 

John Hamson s. of Raphe Hamson xi th ffebruarye. 
Elizabeth Chorlton d. of William Chorlton xxiij ffebruarye. 
Alis d. of John Chorlton x th ffebruary. 
Jane d. of William Mosse xiij th January. 
Richard s. of Richard Harrison vij th Marche. 
Elizabeth d. of William Chollerton vij th Marche. 

Anno 1633. 

James Radcliffe s. of James Radcliffe xv th September. 
Margarett Bentt d. of John Bent die et anno p'd'ct. 

134 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

(p. 15.) 1633. 

Elizabeth Hollinpriest d. of William Hollinpriest viij th De- 


Elizabeth Ottywell d. of James Ottywell day and yeare aboue- 

Elizabethe Barlowe d. of Hughe Barlowe xxx th Decemb r . 

Ric r Richardson s. of Ric r Richardson xvj th ffebruary. 

Elizabeth d. of Edward Knight xx th Decemb r . 

Charles Gee s. of John Gee x th January. 

Mary Hughes d. of James Hughes xvj th Marche. 

Richard Johnson s. of Richard Johnson xx th January. 


Isabel d. of Thomas Davenporde xx th Aprill. 

Thomas Wright s. of John Wright viij th June. 

George Syddall and Katheren Siddall children of Tho. Siddall 
two twin xv th June. 

James ffrithe s. of Ingram ffrithe vj th July, 
(p. 16.) Robert Crowther s. of John Crowther xiij th July. 

Thomas Rogers s. of Richarde Rogers iij th August. 

James Gee s. of John Gee iij August. 

Robt Worsley s. of Ottywell Worsley xxvj th Octob r . 

Edward Werrall reputed s. of Thomas Werrall and Katheren 
Gilbodie ix th November. 

Thomas Crowther s. of Thomas Crowther last daie of No- 
vemb r . 

Edward Richardson s. of Richard Richardson last daie of 


Margret Harrisonne d. of Robert H. last daie of ffebruarie. 
1635. Thomas Barlowe s. of Tho. B. xvj th Nov. 


Mildred Chorlton d. of John C. Tenthe Julye 1636. 
Penelope Awen d. of Robert A. xi fch December. 

Baptisms. 135 

Knight d. of Henery K. first Decemb r . 

Matthou Barlowe child of John B. of barlowe moreside five 
[March struck out] ffebruarie. 

Elizabethe Hughes d. of James H. v th ffebruary. 
(p. 17.) Alis Knight d. of James K. . . ffebruary. 

Elizabethe Darbishire d. of William D. xix th ffebruary. 

Robte Turner s. of John T. xix th ffebruary. 

John Pawden s. of John P. xxv th ffebruary. 

John Hollinpriest s. of William H. xxvij th ffebruary. 

Anno dni 1637. 

Anna Shawcrosse d. of William S. xiiij th May. 
Alice Radcliffe d. of Raphe R. day last abouesaid. 
Richard Pawden and Margery P. s. & d. of Reynold P. xxj th 
May [twins ?]. 

John Ottiwell s. of James O. second ffebruary 1637. 
Thomas Renshawe s. of William R. fourth febrarie. 

Anno dni 1637. 

Ellen Whorsley d. of Ottiwell W. fourth february. 

[On the lower margin reversed " John Gilbodie his book."] 
(p. 1 8.) Jane Davenport d. of Thomas D. third December 1637. 

Thomas Renshaw s. of W m R. and Ellen Worsley d. of Ottiwell 
W. fourth ffebruarie [repetition]. 

Robert Williams s. of Robert W. minister at Stretford 28 th 
June 1638. 


John Mosse s. of Phillippe Mosse first December. 

Robt. Awen s. of Robert A. third Januarye. 

William Chorlton s. of William Chollerton third January. 

John Bent s. of John B. same day. 

Edmund Barlow s. of Thomas B. of Toad lane was borne 
October the twelfth in 1641. 

Katheren Harrison d. of Robert H. 29 th September. 

136 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

Mary Clare d. of Roger C. day and yeare abouesaid. 
Richard Hughes s. of James H. 2Q th October. 
Elizabeth Pawden d. of Reynolde P. day and yeare abouesaid. 
Mary Darbishire d. of W m D. xxij th ffebruary. 
James Hughes s. of Richard H. day and yeare abouesaid. 
Margaret Blomeley d. of Richard B. 
(p. 19.) William Renshawe s. of William R. xiiij th Marche. 
Mary Gilbody d. of Roger G. xxj th Marche. 


Richard Barker s. of William B. 14 th November. 
Elizabeth d. to Robte Owen 30 Januarij. 
James Mosse s. of Philip Mosse 13 th December. 
Mary Knight d. of James K. 2O th December. 
John Johnsone s. of Richard J. 2/ th Decemb r . 
.... Turner d. of John T. io th January. 
Robte Hollinpriest s. of W m H. i? th January. 


John Hartley s. of John H. xxiiij th October. 
Martha Clare d. of Roger C. xiiij th Novemb r [repeated]. 
Lawrence son of John Bent of Stretford 7 th March 1646. 
Mary d. of Francis (?) .... of Stretford II th July 1647. 

(p. 21.) Marriages. 

Henry Erlam and Bretredy Hopwood were married at Stret- 
ford Chappell 16 day of April 1650. 

[In Booker's Didsbury and Chorlton, p. 73, the extract from 
the Didsbury Register should run "Ano 1650, Robert Powell, 
Esq. [and] Mrs. Penelope Downes, married the 4th of August at 
Trafford." She was daughter of Sir Cecil Trafford, and widow 
of John Downes of Wardley, who died in May, 1648,] 


Richard Harrison was buried the one and twentieth day of 
February anno dommini 1649. 

Registers. 1 3 7 

Margret huse the wife of James Huse was buried the fift daye 
of May anno dommini 1650. 

Elisabeth Mos the dauter John Mos of higin lane was buried 
the seventh day of may anno dommini 1650. 

Mary Tomer the dauter of John Torner was buried the sixtint 
day of may anno dommini 1650. 

Margerit renshaw the dauter of Thomas renshaw smith was 
babtised seuentinth day of may anno dommini 1650. 

Elen the wife of John Torner was buried the fift day of June 
a.d. 1650. 

John Gee the son of Isabel Gee was buried sixth June. 

Alis d. of John Salter buried wan and twentith Julie. 


John Moss s. of John M. higin lane baptised 18 August. 
John Sievvil s. of Richard S. first Sebtember. 
(p. 20.) Robert Fledinn s. of Robert F. xviii July 1647-8. 
Mary Seuill d. of John S. 28 th July 1647. 
Allis d. of William Shalcrosse day and yeare abouewritten. 
Richard s. of Thomas Haukings 30 January 1647. 
Alexander Gee s. of John G. 5 September 1647. 
Anna d. of Samuell Siddall 9 July 1648. 
James Hunt s. of Hamblett H. 12 November 1648. 
James Barret s. of John Barrit 4 ffeb. 1648. 

Anno Domini 1649. 
Georg Barlow s. of Georg B. 6 May. 
Elizabeth Sevil d. of John S. 6 May. 
Samuel Buckley s. of Sa' B. 6 May. 
Lawrence Bent s. of John Bent 27 May. 
Mary Mosse d. of Phillip Moss 27 May. 
John Salter s. of John S. 3 June. 
Mary d. to Cleophas Radcliff Tennth {February 1649. 
Thomas Gilbody s. of Roger G. of Stretford xvij th Marche 1649. 
William Johnson s. of John J. I st April 1645. 


138 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

(p. 21.) 1650. 

Mary Turner d. of John Turner 14 Aprill 1650. 
(p. 22.) The dauter of Robert .... being still borne was buried 
the second day of Sebtember 1650. 

Margret Renshaw d. of William R. bapt. 29 Sept. 

Jonathan Barlow s. of Thomas B. bapt. I Oct. 

Joseph Gee s. of Houmfrey Gee bapt. fortinth Oct. 

An d. of Henry Rigbbee of Ashton bap. 10 Nov. 

Rachel d. of Robert Owen bapt. 14 Nov. 

Jane d. of Richard Huse Carrier bapt. second Desember. 

Sammuell Barker s. of William B. the yonger buried forth .... 

Elizabethe wife of John Knight buried fortinth Januarie. 

Richard Burchel s. of Raphe B. bapt. ninth Marche. 

Mary Bentt d. of John B. bapt. last day of ffeb. 1655. 

James Darbishire s. of William D. borne 21 December 1644. 

William and An s. and d. of John Salter beeing twines bapt. 
sixt April 1651. 


Edward Percifull and Mary Gee both of Manchester were 
married at Stretford Chappel tenth Aprill 1651. 

An d. of John Barlow Moss Dal bapt. twenti Aprill 1651. 

(p. 23.) Isabel d. of Thomas Barlow of Sale bapt. seven and 
twentith Aprill 1651. 

William Salter s. of John S. buried fift May. 

Richard Benson the minister of gods word was buried at 
Stretford Chapel in the chancel the seven and twenteth day of 
May 1651. 

Saro Shocros d. of William S. buried 30 may. 

An gudier d. of Henery Guddier buried thrittethe may. 

Gorge Gee s. of John bapt. fifteinth June. 

John Sidall s. of Samuell S. bapt. same day. 

John Moores s. of John M. at the Well banke in Sale bapt. 
nine and twentith June. 

Nathanell Johnson s. of Richard J. bur. 28 July. 

Registers. 139 

Israel the son of John Odcroft minister at Chorlton was bab- 
tised the eight day of August Annoq. domini 1651. 

Robert Mosse s. of Phillip M. bapt. tenth August. 

Mary Harrison widdow bur. fifteenth August. 

John Barlow s. of Edmand B. bur. won and thirtith august. 

James More s. of hennery M. bur. third September. 

Thomas Harrison s. of Richard H. bur. sixt September. 

Robert Stone beeing soulder under liftenant Worsly buried 
the fifteinth day of September annoque domini 1651. 

Anne harrison d. of Richard H. bur. twenteth Sept. 

Amy Shocros widow bur. eight Oct. 

William hollin prist bur. fift Nov. 

Henrey Knight bur. two and twenth Nov. 
(p. 24.) Margrit Mos wife of John M. bur. seventh December. 

Sara richardson d. of richard R. bapt. seventh Desember. 

Robert Edge s. of Robert E. bapt. seventh January. 


William Renshaw and anheuerd [Ann Hayward?] were married 
the sevententh day of January. 

An hollinwrth d. of Rondil H. bapt. eittenth January. 

Mary Moores the dauter of John M. of Sale comonly caled 
lane end being kild of wooster fight was babtised the first day 
of feubruary annoq. domini 1651. 

Esther (?) d. of Jousua Stalior (?) babt. the prime day being 
in Marchch. 

d. of James hues bur. second feb. 

Ellinn Johnson bur. third feb. 

The dauter of Jorge barker beeing stillborne bur. first March. 

Als Renshaw wife of William R. of Chorlton bur. forth March. 

Rafe Gee s. of Samevell Gee bapt. five and twenteth februarie. 

Samuell Gee bur. sixt march. 

Lida Barker d. of William B. the yonger bapt. forth Aprill 1652. 

Alis Renshall d. of William R. liuing in Salle in the parish of 
Ashtn was babtised the same day. 

140 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

On page 28 the following entries were made out of order, and 
apparently all at one time. 

Mildred Owen d. of Robert Owen christned 27 ffeb. 1644. 
Abigaile Owen christned To August 1648 d. of Robert Owen. 
Rachell Owen d. of Robt. Owen christ. 14 Nov. 1650. 

After page 25 the entries here extracted are only those of 
persons whose distinguishing descriptions are added, or which are 
otherwise of greater interest than a mere record of names, but 
they do not include the names of persons from elsewhere than 

1652, Oct. 27, Jane d. of Thomas Renshall Smith bur. 

1653, Apr. n, Hughe Chorlton and Isabel Manaring married. 
1653-4, Mar. 14, Henry s. of Richard Harrison of the Waise 

Huese [?] born. 

1654-5, January 7, An d. of Thomas Renshall Smith born. 

1655, April 4, Edmond s. of John Hulme gentleman born 
(died 21 July). 

1655, May 10, Thos. Sidall and Mary Harrison joyned in 

1655, June 28, John Barlow of the Moorside died, buried 2Q th . 
1655-6, Feb. 13, Elezabeth w. of Thos. Holcroft dyed and 

was buried. 

1656, July 14, Edmond Hulme s. of M r John Hulme gentleman 

1657, April 2, Gabrill s. of John Mos of higin lane buried. 
1659, June 30, Tommas, s. of M r John Hulme born. 

1659, Jan. 30, Sammveill the sonne that was taken to nors 
by Richard Talior the Tinker was buried. 

1661, Aug. 27, Ellen d. of William ffakner of the Higin lane 

1661, Oct. 29, Jonathan s. of M r John Holme born. 

1661, Dec. 8, Edmond s. of Edmond Barlowe of Lostake born. 

1 66 1-2, Jan. 20, Jane wife of William fakner Edge house died. 

1662-3, J an - 2I > Mary d. of William Mosse and of Henry 
Moose born. 

Registers. 1 4 1 

1663, July 16, Elizabeth d. of John Barlow Moore side born. 
1663, Nov r 21, son (still born) of Richard Johnson of higin 
lane the yonger buried. 

1663, March 12, James s. of M r John Hulme born (buried 
6 May 1665). 

1664, April 22, Anne d. of William ffakner higin lane born. 
1664-5, Jan. 10, Elizabeth w. of Richard Taylor Tinkler buried. 

1665, May 19, ffrancis son of ffrancis Moosley Minister of the 
word of god and fellow at the Colledge at Manchester born. 

1665, Oct. 13, Hanna d. of Edmond Barlow s. of Thomas 
Barlow borne. 

1666, July 3, Sara d. of John Hulme gentleman born. 

1666, July 17, William s. of William fakner of Higin lane born. 

1667, May 23, Oswold s. of frachis Moseley de Turmosse cler. 

1667, Nov. 24, Sara d. of Thomas Barlow the yonger buried. 
1667-8, Mar. 3, Edmonde s. of Edmonde Barlow borne, and 

bapt. 22 Mar. 

1667-8, Mar. 8, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Barlow borne, and 
bapt. 22 Mar. 

1668, Ap. 23, John Bent and Elizabeth Brofeld married. 

1668, Aug. 21, Rafe s. of Edmond Barlow the elder buried. 

1669, Mar. 8, Thomas son of Edmond Barlow the elder borne, 
and bapt. 28 Mar. 

1669, July 15, Martha d. of James Taylor de Mosse Lane born. 

1669, July 29, Rizzibeila d. of Samuell Johnson born. 

1669, Aug. 2, Martha d. of William ffaulkeno r de Heggin Lane 

1669, Aug. 1 8, Meriall d. of ffrances Moseley de Turmosse 
Cler. born. 

1669, Oct. 26, Immin d. of John Barlow de Moore Side born. 

1669, Dec. 29, Meriall d. of ffrances Moseley buried. 

1669, last of Dec., Allixander Ratcliffe gentillman buried. 

1669-70, Jan. 17, James s. of Edmond Barlow of the Crose 

142 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

1671-2, Jan. 28, Mary d. of James Talor of the Toade Lane 

1672, Mar. 24, Elizabeth d. of Edmond Barlow of Crosse born. 

1672, April 15, John s. of James Tailor of the Moss Lane born. 

1672, May 20, Mary w. of John Bent buried. 

1672, Sep. 27, Mistris franchis Trafford buried. 

1672, Sept last day, Allixander Ratcliffe gentleman buried. 

1672, Nov. 29, Sir Sissill Trafford buried. 

16723, Mar. 7, Mary d. of John Barlow of Moore Side buried. 

1673, Aug. 24, John s. of James Talior of the Toode Lane born. 

1673, Nov. 1 8, Richard Johnson higin lane buried. 

1674, Apr. 21, Edward s. of M r franchis Mosley buried. 
1674, July 4, Raphe s. of Edmund Barlow of the tood lane 

born, and bapt. 2O th . 

1674, July 6, John s. of Edmond Barlow of the Cros born, and 
bapt. 26 th . 

1674, Aug. 1 8, Lidie d. of John Barlow of Moore Side born 
[buried I Nov r 1674.] 

1674, Sep. 5, Cathrin d. of Richard Jonson of Higin lane born. 

1674, Sep. 20, Samuel s. of Lawrence Crowther of tode lane 

1674, Nov. 5, James s. of John royle of wickilew h ick born. 

1675, Oct. 17, Mary d. of Edmund Barlow of the Cross born. 

1675, Dec. 12, Anna d. of John Barlow of more side born. 

1676, Ap. 8, Peter Bent and Ellen Wright married. 

1676, Aug. 20, Ann d. of John Roule of whickilswhick born. 
1676, Sep. 20, Ann d. of James teyler of todelane born. 
1676, Oct. 25, Ann w. of Thomas barlow the yonger buried. 
1676, Nov. 6, Richard s. of richard Johnson of higin lane born. 

1676, Dec. 3, Josua s. of James taylor mos lane born. 
1676-7, Mar. 19, William fakener of eghhouse buried. 

1677, Mar. 6, Alis d. of William fakener of higin lane born. 
1677, June 15, Elizabeth d. of John boulton Smith buried. 
1677, last day August, Edmond s. of raphe Shelmerdine of 

Marshlach born. 

Registers. 143 

1677, Dec. 4, John Gee of the Pale [Peel House, Edge Lane?] 

1677, Dec. 7, Alis d. of Edmond barlow de Cros born. 

1678, June 19, William s. of John Boulton smith born [buried 

2 Oct. '78.] 

1678, Aug. 18, John Smith and Mary tornor married "with a 

1678, Aug. 31, Allis d. of John Gee higin lane born. 

1678, Dec. 18, Mary d. of John Mosse of pholl lipes born. 

1679-80, Jan. 17, James s. of James Taylyer of the Tode Lane 

1680, Ap. 4, William s. of William Renshall of the Tode Lane 

1680, July 27, John Bent Clark buried. 

1680, Oct. i, John Mosse of Phillips dyed. 

1680-1, Jan. 4, Mary w. of Geo. Chorlton of Mosse lane buried. 

1 68 1, Jan. 23, Richard Rosthorn y e Servant of William Mosse 

1682, Oct. II, Catharine d. of John Gee of Gorsehill baptized. 

1682, Dec. 5, Hannah d. of John Johnson de Rund. 

1683, July 2, James s. of William Mosse of Higgin lane. 
1683, Nov. 26, Ann d. of William Renshaw smith bapt. 
1683, Nov. 30, John ffaulkner de Edge house buried. 
1685-6, Jan. 13, George and Mary, s. and d. of George Holden 

de Mosse Side bapt. 

1686, Ap. 19, Tho. s. of Thomas Walker de Mosse Side bapt. 

1689, Mar. 5, A man buried that drowned is selfe in Shaw- 
cross pitt. 

1690, Mar. 2 1, Peters, of Peter Bent of Stretford Carpenter born. 
1692, April 6, Abigaille w. of John Royle dyall green buried. 

1692, April 8, Ann d. of William Renshaw smith buried. 

1693, July 20, William s. of William Renshaw al' Smith born. 
1696, Mar. n, Isabell w. of Hugh Chorlton buried "and 

afiedeue [affidavit] was made by Mr. John Hill chaplen at Man- 
chester the 13 th day of the same month. 

1 44 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

1701, June 3, John Newton Gentleman of Stretford buried at 

1703, Aug. 20, Humphrey y e son of Humprey Traford of Tra- 
ford was born about eight of y e clock in y e morning. 

1705-6, Feb. 4, Sarah d. of John Gilbody Clark born. 

1707, Sep. 1 6, Hannah d. of Sam Jonson of Stretford of y e 
Rindle buried. 

1707, Oct. 12, Peters, of Thomas Hamson Linnin Weaver born. 

1709, Dec. 26, John s. of John Harrison of Toad lane in Stret- 
ford born. 

171 1, Mar. 10, Richard s. of Sam 11 Johnson born, and baptised 
by Michell ffletw d Presbytarian Parson of the Crossway chapell. 

Besides the above, the following extracts between 1652 and 
1711 (the end of the first volume of the Registers) are grouped 
together for more convenient reference : 
Moss of Chapel Stile. 

1654, April 15, William Moss of Chapel Steele died. 

1669-70, Jan. 2, William s. of William Mosse Chapel born. 

1671, Sep. 16, Thomas s. of William Mosse of the Chapell born. 

1673, Aug. 24, Edward s. of John Mosse of Chapell Ende born. 

1678, Dec. 3, William s. of William Moose of the Chapell 
Steele born [buried April 10, 1679.] 

1691, Mar. 13, William s. of Thomas Mosse Chappel Steel born. 

1694, Dec. 27, John s. of John Mosse of the Chappell Steele 

1702, Feb. 13, Alice d. of Thomas Mosse of the Chappell Stile 

1705, Sep. 27, Jane d. of Thomas Mosse of Chappell Stiele 

1705, Sep. 29, John s. of Thomas Mosse of Chappell Still died. 

1710, July 19, Thomas s. of Thomas Mosse of the Chappell 
Stile born. 

1711, Aug. 31, William (?) s. of Thomas Mosse of y e Chappell 
Stile born. 



1654, Ap. 10, William Moss ["Carman" (?) interlined] died. 
1669, Ap. 25, John s. of John Knight Carrier born. 

1674, Aug. 30, The d. of William Mose Carrier buried. 

1675, Aug. 25, William s. of William Moss Carier born. 
1694, Oct. 2, John s. of Richard Roobinson carrier born. 
1700, Dec. 18, Henry s. of John. Knight carier buried. 
1700-1, Jan. 8, Ann w. of Richard Roobison Carier buried. 

1707, Oct. 10, John s. of William Moss Carrier born. 

1708, Jan. 4, John s. of William Moss Carier of Stretford born. 

1710, Oct. 28, Hannah wife to Jno. Roscow Carry er died. 

1711, Ap. n, Mary d. of John Knight Carrier born. 

1745, Dec. 20, William s. of John Moss London carrier and 
Mary his wife. 

In 1725, "Moss the carrier of Stretford" is mentioned in 
Byrom's Remains (vol. i. p. 79 ; vol. ii. p. 1 80). 

On April 29, 1736, the Manchester Court Leet fined William 
Moss of Stretford, London Carrier, is. for refusing to pay for 
altering his weights and making them true. (Earwaker's Court 
Leet Rec., vol. vii. p. 48.) 

The family of Moss of Chapel Stile recur in the following 
amateur deed assigning a strip of land in exchange for a right of 
way through the chapel-yard : 

County of Lancaster, October 9, 1719. 

I Thomas Moss of Stretford in the Parish of Manchester in 
the said County do for myself & my heirs give & bequeath & 
assign over from me & them by these presents to the enlarge- 
ment of the chapel yard of Stretford aforesaid one Little Parcel 
of Tenement adjoyning to the chapelyard between it and my 
Dwellinghouse in length about ffour yards in & (sic) Breadth one 
that is all my Right Title & Interest Claim & Demand therein 
or that I or my heirs now have or shall have for ever without the 
molestation or Hinderance of me or them on condicon that the 
Chapel Wardens for the time present & their successors shall 


146 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

suffer a passage for & such (?) to pass through the said Chapel- 
yard & cleanse & maintaine the same at their own cost & charges. 
Witness our hands the day of the year above written 

his Tho. Moss. 

Thomas J C Chadwick -\ 

* L9 / 


John Shawcross. 

Witnesses Wm. Roscoe. 
Tho. Moores. 
(Clarke's MS., p. 28.) Tho. Warburton. 

The following is copied from the Registers, and shows a death- 
rate of about 47 '5 per 1000 per annum, if the population of 
Stretford parish in 1695 was about 400, as it was, presumably, in 
1717, when the parish contained 74 families and four dissenting 
families. Thirteen out of the twenty-two deaths are those of 
children. The " good old times " have been improved upon, the 
death-rate being now (1898) 13-4 per 1000 in the Stretford 

A Register of all such p'sons as are dead since the first 

day of May within Stretford, 1695. 
First that was buried a daughter of Jane Browns. 

2. A Child of Alexander Ratcliffe. 

3. A Child of Mary Barlow. 

4. A Child of Ellen Hulme. 

5. A Child of Alexander Ratcliffe in toad lane. 

6. A Child of Thomas Mosse bab. Wm. Mosse. 

7. A Child of Willi Renshawe. 
>8. A Child of Thomas Moores. 

9, 10. Two Children of Charles Clarke. 
n. A Child of John Barlow. 

12. One William Barlow. 

13. Eliz. Siddall wife of Thomas. 

14. John Bentt. 

15. A Child of Samuel Chorlton. 

Registers. 147 

1 6. A Child of Margrett Hamson. 

17. A Child of George Richardson. 

1 8. Mary Gretrakes. 

19. Elizabeth Harrison. 

Then follow in another hand 
These are ded 

20. John Siddell. 

21. John Crowther. 

22. Willi Renshaw al' Smith died 12 th of feb. 1695. 
Margrett ffawkner dyed 2o th of May 1696. 

Many persons who died at Stretford were buried elsewhere, as 
is shown by the following consecutive entries in the Stretford 
Registers : 

John Newton Gentleman of Stretford was buryed at Bowdon 
June the 3 d 1701. 

Peter Brown was buryed June the 3 d 1701. 

Ales Bradshaw was buryed at Manchester June 11, 1701. 

James Worsley was buried at Manchester June 26, 1701. 

Jeremiah Chorton was buried at Manchester June 27, 1701. 

James Siddall of Stretford was buried at Eccles July i8 th 1701. 

John Johnson of Stretford was buryed at Ashton July 27, 1701. 

James Worsley was buryed at Manchester August 3 d 1701. 

A female Child unbaptized was buryed at Stretford August 
30, 1701, of William Tunstall. 

On December 19, 1688, Margaret wife of James Barlow [of 
Stretford] was buried at Flixton Parish Church. (Palatine Note 
Book, vol. iii. p. 29.) 

Raph Barlow of Stretford was buried at flixon September 
the 3 d 1701. 


Mr. J. E. Bailey notes in Lane, and Ches. Local Gleanings, 
vol. i. pp. 1 8, 22, 26, that between 1661 and 1679 there are no 

148 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

less than sixty-five entries on the Stretford Register of collec- 
tions on Briefs for sufferers by fire and other casualties. This 
system was abolished in 1828 by 9 Geo. IV. 

The Stretford List of sixty-five made up a total of 10 8^. 2d., 
and may be summarised as follows, with Mr. Bailey's and other 
annotations of collections elsewhere upon the same Briefs. The 
spelling " voyalant " for " violent " is still locally phonetic. 

1661, April 7. Thomas yovrey of horn Castle - 6 3 

[At Flixton, on April 14, 1661, Ss. lod. were collected 
for Tho. Ury whose house and goods were burned. 
(Langton's Flixton, p. 78.)] 
May 12. Thomas Harrisone and others more in the 

Sitty of London - - 4 6 

[At Flixton, on April 7, 1661, 15^. were collected 
" for some whose houses were burned in London." 
(Langton's Flixton, p. 78.)] 
June 2. Towne of Ilmister, co. Svmerset - - - 5 2 

[At Flixton, June 30, 23 s. yd. collected and gathered 
for the loss by fire in Sumersetshire. (Langton's 
Flixton, p. 78.) Sparsholt Register, Berks., Mar. 22, 
1660-1, same Brief "for the relief of those that have 
suffered by fire." Gorton Register, March 16, 1662, 
"for Thomas Wilby, co. Somerset, is. id."] 
July 28, Saint Mary's Cvrch in Scar barrow - -52 

[Flixton, July 28, i6s. 6d. collected and gathered for 
the repearing of a church in Scarborow (Langton's 
Flixton, p. 78), and at Ribchester on November 3, 
3^. 6d. collected for two churches in Scarowbrough 
towne. (Smith's Ribchester, p. 113.)] 
Aug. 1 1. Towne of South woldals Sovlbay,co.Suffolke 3 o 

[Collected at Gorton Chapel for the maritime townes 
of Southwoulde and Soulbaye, co. Suffolk, July 28, 
6s. (Higson's Hist. Recorder), and at Ribchester on 
July 21, 3j. i ex/.] 

Registers. 149 

1 66 1, Sep. 22. Pomfret chvrch [Yorkshire] - - 8 4 
[This Brief produced 1500. On Oct. 20, 1661, at 

Gorton Chapel 2s. lod. were collected. At Spars- 
holt, Berks., in Dec., 1661, is. 8d.~\ 

Nov. 17. Repeare of the Corchof Repon in Yorkeshire 4 11 
[At Flixton, same day, 6s. 4^., same brief. (Langton's 
Flixton, p. 79.) Gorton Chapel, Oct. 13, $s. Spars- 
holt, Dec., 2s. id. Ribchester, Sept. 29, $s. 8^. 

1662, Jan. 26. William Jenkison of farlton in the Parish of 

Mellin, co. Lancaster, by a vialent and a soden fire 4 4 
[Gorton Chapel, Feb. 16, for P. Jenkinson is. ^d. 

Ribchester, March, 30, 1662, $s. 4^.] 
Feb. 9. William Coperthwaite, parish Cendall, co. 

Westmerland, the on and thirttth day of May for 

a svden fire - 2 3 

[Gorton Chapel, same day, 2s. id. Ribchester, Jan. 

29, 2J.] 

Feb. 1 6. Thomas Thornton, James Nelson, and Chris- 
topher Milner [of Sowerby] par. Thirsk [with 
Emley] co. York for a svden fire - - 2 6 

[Gorton Chapel, same day, for Thomas Denton of..., 
is. 6d. (Higson's Hist. Recorder, p. 70.) Ribchester, 
March 2, 3^. 2<^.] 

Apr. 20. Rafe Knight of Erlam boate, co Lancaster - 3 o 
Nov. 2. John Wollrich of Cresswell, co. Stafford, for 

a voyolent fire - - 2 4 

[At Flixton los. lod. were collected for John Wool- 
worth of Cresswell. (Lawson's Flixton, p. 23.) Rib- 
chester, Nov. 30, 2s. .] 
1664, Jan. 10. William Smith and others in the towne of 

Hexhom, co. Northumberland, for a violant fire - 311 
[Gorton Chapel in 1663 contributed 2s. ^d. ; Rib- 
chester, July 12, 1663, 5^. 4^.] 
Mar. 27. Repair of Welham Cvrch [Withyham near 

Tunbridge Wells] fired by lightining co. Sussex - I 9 

1 50 History of the Ancient Chapel of S tret ford. 

[There is no Welham, co. Sussex. At Flixton xvj. 
were collected on March 2oth for Wytheham church, 
co. Sussex. (Lawson's Flixton, p. 23.) Ribchester, 
April 10, 4-y. 5^.] 

1664, Ap. 17. Repeare of Saint Peeters Church in Sand- 

wich, co. Kent - - 2 6 

[Flixton $s. (Lawson's Flixton, p. 23.) Ribchester, 
April 3, sj. gd. 

May 15. For a voyolent fire for the inhabbitants of 
Heghington [Heightington], par. Washingbrovgh 
[Wastingborough] in the parts of Kesteven, co. 
Lincoln - - 3 o 

[Flixton 12s. on July 5 for Leighington, par. Washing- 
bough. (Lawson's Flixton, p. 23.) Ribchester 3^.] 

June 12. Inhabitants of grantam, co. Lincoln, for a 

voyalant fire [Ribchester 2s.~\ - I 6 

Aug. 7. Richard Morecroft, Dyer, par. Ovghton 

[Hoghton], co. Lane., for a voyalant fire - - 2 8 

Sep. 4. Hennery Lisley [or Lisle] in Gisbrovgh, 

North (?) Riding of co. Yorcke - - 2 3 

[At Brotherton near Pomfret I2s. were collected for 
Lisley, "who suffered great loss by fire." Rib- 
chester, Jan. I, '64, 3^.] 

Nov. 27. Repare of the towne of Cromer alias 

Shipden, co. Norfolk - - 2 6 

[Flixton, same date and brief, 8s. (Langton's Flixton, 
p. 79.) Sparsholt contributed 2s. I*/.] 

1665, Jan. 8. Repeare of Saint Maryes Chvrch in Chester I 10 
Apr. 1 6. For a voyalant fire in flookbvrgh, co. Lane. I 1 1 

[Ribchester, Jan. 8, 1664, 2s. iodJ] 

1666, Mar. 4. Sherreford, co. Stafford, for a voyalent fire 2 2 
[Sparsholt contributed 2s. for this " lamentable fire 

in the towne of Sherriff hales," Sep. '65.] 
Apr. 22. For the chorch of the borrovgh and parrish 

of Clvn, co. Salop - 3 

Registers. \ 5 1 

[Sparsholt, Feb. '65-6, contributed 2s. ^d. Ribches- 
ter, Aug. 25, 2s. $d.] 

1666, May 6. Towne of Hartlepoole, co. Durham - -15 
[Sparsholt, May 13, contributed 2idJ] 

Oct. 7. John Osborne for the losse that he sustained 

vpon the sea by 2 ships - 2 3 

[Sparsholt contributed is. 8d. for Osborne "Russia 
merchant, suffering losse by shipwrack and other 
disasters." Ribchester, Aug. 29, 2s. 4</.] 
Nov. 1 8. Towne Borovgh of Waymovth and Mel- 
come Reagis, co. Dorset, for A voyalant fire - 3 4 
[Sparsholt i8d. for this "great fire." Ribchester, Oct. 

26, 2s.] 

Dec. 7. A voyalant fire in worsop, co. Nottingham 3 I 
,, 30. Repaire of Hornbee Chapell. [St. Margaret's, 

Hornby, co. Lancaster, erected 1514.] - I 10 

1667, [May]. A voyalant fire in the town of Hinxton, co. 

Cambridg. [June 16, at Sparsholt 3^.] - - 3 5 

Oct. 6. A voyalant fire which hapned in the towne of 

Lovghborovgh, co. Leicester - 5 IO 

[Didsbury, Feb. 16/67-8, 3*. ^d. Sparsholt, June 27, 

" 2,.] 

1668, Dec. 27. A voyalant fire that hapened in the towne 

of haver hill, co. Suffolk -210 

[Ribchester for rebuilding Haverhill church, Feb. 21, 
1668-9, 6s. 2d.] 

1669, July ii. The Poor Captives in Algiers and Salley 

and other Partes of the Turkes Dominions - - 3 6 
[At Didsbury, Feb. 7, 1669, 2s. $d. "upon y e Briefe 
for captives within y e Turkes Dominions." (Booker's 
Didsbury, p. 74.)] 
July 25. The inhabitants of Tibberton, co. Salop, for 

a violent fire which happened in the sayd towne - 3 3 
[Didsbury, July 25, 3^. id. Ribchester, for rebuilding 
the Chappell and other houses, July 18, 3^. Sd] 

152 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1669. Aug. 22. The towne of Brocton, co. Stafford, for a 

violent ffire which there happened 5 8 

[Didsbury, 2s. 6d. Ribchester, fire May 5, anno Regni 
Caroli i8th, collected August 24, 2s. gd.] 

1670, May 29. A voyalant fire that hapned in the town 

of Cottonend, par. Hardedingeton [Harington], 
co. Northampton - 3 10 

[" In 1668 there was a great fire in Cotton End, only 
six houses being left standing in the short space of 
two hours." (Freeman's Hist. Northampton, p. 68.) 
Didsbury, May 15, 9^. 4^. Ribchester, May I, 

June 12. A vialant fire that hapned in the towne 
[Iseham], co. Cambridge - -4 

[Sparsholt, May 22, 1670, 2s. ^d. Didsbury, Aug. 7, 
$s. id. Ribchester, Isleham, July 10, $s. $d.~\ 

June 26. A voyalant fire which hapned in the towne 
of Moole brace, co. Salop - - 4 

[Didsbury, July 12, $s. id. Ribchester, June 5, 

Oct. 30. A voyalant fire wich hapned in the towne 

of Wolsingeham, co. Durham -210 

[Ribchester, Sep. 18, gs. 8d.] 
Dec. 1 8. A voyalant fire which hapned in the towne 

of Beckles, co. Suffolk - 3 o 

[Didsbury, Feb. 12, '70-1, 4^. Ribchester, Oct 30, $s.] 
1671, Apr. 23. John Gv . . . her of bensley, co. Stafford, 

for a voyalant fire -20 

[Didsbury, John Turner of Bentle, May 28, 2s. lod. 
Ribchester, John Dyne of Bentley, Jan. I, 1670-1, 

July 1 6. A voyalant fire which happened in our towne 

of yarvm, co. York - 2 10 

[Didsbury, 2s. <$d. Ribchester, Aug. 13, 

Briefs. 153 

1671, Aug. 27. Towne of Halton, par. Whitborke in the 

parts of the north Ridinge, co. York - 2 10 

[Didsbury, 2s. 2d. Ribchester 2sJ\ 

1672, Ap. 21. A voyalant fire which hapened in the ham- 

lit of Ligrave, par Lvton, co. Bedford - - 2 1 1 

[Sparsholt, Aug. 1672, 3^. 4^. Didsbury, Apr. 28, 

3^. yd. Ribchester, June 9, 1673, 2s.] 
Aug. 1 8. A voyalant fire which was in Cold harborr, 

par. Great All hallowes in the Sitty of London - 2 10 
Sep. i. Towne of Bilkington, co. Warwick, for a voy- 
alant fire - -20 
[Ribchester, Bulkington, Apr. 13, 1673, is. 6^.] 

1673, Jan. 26. Rondall Shenton, par. Wisterton,co. Chester, 

for a voyalant fire -31 

May 4. A voyalant fire in the theatree royall in the 

parrish of Martin in the ffields, co. Middlesex - 2 2 
[Loughborough Registers " 1673, Brief for rebuilding 
the Theatre Royal in London. Ribchester, the in- 
habitance of Russell Streete of St. Martin in ye 
fields, May, 9*."] 
June 29. James Perry of hinslock, co. Salop, for a 

voyalant fire - 2 o^ 

[Ribchester, James Peny and others of Peny of Hin- 

stock, June I, is. 8<^.] 

The form of a Brief used in 1744 is set forth, as if for use if 
occasion arose, on the inner side of the earliest extant volume of 
the Stretford Churchwardens' Accounts, as follows : 

Henry Clayton Ten* under . . . Tilsley (?). 

We the Rector Ch. Wardens, Overseers of the Poor & other 
the principal Inhabitants & Land Owners of the parish of .... 

in the County of ne[a]r & other the neighboring 

clergy gentry & freeholders living thereabouts do certify that on 

the day of 1744 There happend to break out a 

very sudden & dreadfull fire in the drying kiln belonging to 


154 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretf or d. 

Rob* Rushton in the Township of afores d by means 

whereof & the violence of the wind in a short space of time not 

only burnt down & consumd the said kiln but also 7 Mills 

a fulling Mill & Malthouse thereunto adjoining with all the 
Utensils belonging to the same together with a large Quantity 

of & which by violence of the flames were either 

entirely consumd or renderd unuseable w ch buildings the said 

Rob* had but then lately erected completed in 1742 & 3 

at a very great expence wherein he not only expended all his 
own Substance but also had been obligd to borrow several sums 
thereupon to the utter ruin of himself & family without the 

benevolence and charitable of well disposed persons . . . 

a careful Estimate hath been made of the said Loss which upon 
a moderate computation amounts to the sum of 300 L & upwards 
. . . the s d Rob 1 hath alwayes hitherto lived in an honest & 
very creditable manner but being now destitute of all means of 

getting any either for himself or his family we do reco- 

mend him as a really worthy object of Charity. In .... station 
of the truth of the premisses we have hereunto set our hands. 

J. B., Rector. 

-pv' r^ \ Churchwardens. j- Overseers. 

J. Pickering. 

We whose hands are underwritten the Clergy Gentry & other 

Inhabitants residing near to the s d Parish of Do believe 

the Contents of the aboue Certificate to be true. 

J. W., Rector of Warton (?). 

Having considered the Loss by fire as represented in the Case 
aboue & being satisfied of the truth of it by the Hands of the 
Clergy Gentlemen & others who have attested it I do allow the 
publishing it in the churches & chapels within the Archdeaconry 
of only in order to promote a contribution in such man- 
ner as the respective ministers shall think most proper for the 
relief of the poor Sufferer & his family. 



Mr. Clarke has noted (MS. vol., p. 175) three memoranda re- 
lating to the observance of the Act of Parliament, passed in 1667 
and repealed in 1814, requiring bodies to be buried in woollen. 
The first of these three is dated November i8th, 1718, and states 
that Mary Pickford of Stretford made oath before Samuel Bellis, 
curate of Ashton-super-Mersey, that the body of Margaret Derby- 
shire of Stretford was interred in nothing prohibited by the Act. 
The witnesses were Eliz. Bellis and Alice Taylor. The next is 
dated December 2oth, 1718, when Ann, wife of Samuel Hampson 
of Stretford, thatcher, swore before Radley Aynscough, Cap. de 
Manchester, that the body of Sarah, wife of Tho. Tipping of 
Stretford, husbandman, was interred according to the Act. The 
third is dated May 19, 1719, when John Aylmer, A.M., certified 
that Isabel ffallas of Stretford swore before him that the body of 
William ffallas of Stretford was interred according to the Act. 
The witnesses were Ro l Armistead and Maria Cotton. 

The Flixton Register contains an entry, " 1705, James Gee of 
Stretford Buryed in Sweet flowers only, Feb. 7 th . Sworne before 
Peter Egerton, Esq." (Langton's Hist, of Flixton, p. 82.) 

The "Flixton Registers also contain the following Stretford 
entries amongst others : 

1719, Eliz th Yeatley a child from Stretf d Bur. June 17, 1719. 
A D r [daughter] of one Barkers a child from Stretf d 
bur. June 17, 1719. 

Also " Old Widow Crowder from Stretford." 

Old Henry Roile from Stretford. 

1814, Hannah Painter of Stretford, age 85. 

1819, Catharine Bannister of Stretford, age 84. 

1822, John Winterbotham of Stretford, age 83. 

1827, John Boardman of Stretford, age 89. 
Thomas Royle of Stretford, age 83. 

Thomas Chadwick of Stretford, age 81. 

1828, Han h Winterbotham of Stretford, age 86. 

1829, Rich d Gibbon of Stretford, age 85. 

(Op. cit., pp. 82, 83.) 

1 56 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

George Massie of Stretford, yeoman, was buried in the Man- 
chester Parish Church on March 31, 1784, aged 79, and his 
namesake, also of Stretford, yeoman, was buried there Dec. 22, 
1804, aged 67. (Hibbert- Ware's Foundations, vol. ii. p. 259.) 

The later Stretford Registers contain a memorandum by the 
Rev. Thomas Seddon, who succeeded the Rev. William Stopford, 
as follows : 

"The freeholders in any township where an officer of 
excise resides have a right to dispose of the money paid by 
way of Land Tax out of the salary of such officer in what 
manner they shall think proper. On Feb. 15 (sic), 1769, a 
meeting of the Landowners of the Chapelry of Stretford 
was held in the Chapel of Stretford, according to legal 
notice ; and by a majority of the meeting, the Land Tax 
payable by the excise officer was ordered to be annexed to 
the income of the Rev. Mr. Stopford, then curate of Stret- 
ford, but this donation was afterwards discontinued on ac- 
count of some umbrage given to the inhabitants of Stretford 
by the said Rev. Mr. Stopford, nor has it since been appro- 
priated to that act of generosity." 

According to the record of the meeting it was held on 

February $th, and the minutes were signed by the following 
Freeholders : 

Richard Assheton. "j Fellows of Rich d -f Johnson's 

Maurice Griffith. } Manch.Coll. mark. 

Edward Stelfox. John Hampson. 

Thomas Chadwick. Hannah + Brundrett's 

Jonathan Lowe. mark. 

Thomas Walford. James + Hampson's 

James Hulm. mark. 

Joshua Taylor. Ann -f Hampson's 

Andrew O Pickston's mark. 

mark. Thomas + Jones's 

John Moss. mark. 

Registers. 1 5 7 

James Painter. Alice + Howarth's 
Wm. Twiss. mark. 

James Darbyshire. Robert Cheshire. 

James Royle. John Johnson. 

John + Johnson's John Brundrit. 

mark. Wm. Heginbotham. 

These Registers also contain another memorandum addressed 
by Mr. Seddon to " Mr. Harrison," probably son of " Mr. Harri- 
son, gent.," who was married October 17, 1706, at Stretford, and 
in 1717 gave a benefaction amounting to ^230 to Stretford 
Chapel. The entry runs : 

" Mr. Harrison. Please to take notice that the Register 
has been so irregularly kept in Mr. Stopford's time that I 
have numbered the leaves in Rotation to which if you write 
it out you are to refer, and that the present m ts , &c., are to 
be directed to the Lord Bishop of Chester, his Vicar General, 
or other Judge competent. 

" Baptisms begin page I st turned down first enter and 
turn over twenty leaves to page 2 nd , there you will see on 
the left hand side two Baptisms marked page 3 rd , w h you 
are to enter in the place referred to under them, after which 
go on alternately from the 4 th to the tenth page, which ends 
the Baptisms. 

" Burials begin at the second turning down of the leaves, 
the beginning of which you'll soon know, beginning at Ellen 
Daughter of Wm. Renshaw, then turn over the leaf begin- 
ning at Mary Daughter of Joseph and Alice Knight, 
continuing to Jas. son of John Feelds ; here appears from 
Katharine to be a large vacancy, and whether any have 
been omitted in that time is rather doubtful. However, I 
can find no entry made from the twelvth (sic) of June, 1776, 
to the twenty-eighth of Jartf, 1777, from which time they 
are regularly entered by your Humble Serv 1 

Tho s Seddon." 

1 5 8 History of the A ncient Chapet of Stretford. 

The following extracts from the subsequent Stretford Registers 
were made by Mr. John Owen ("Old Mortality"), whose in- 
valuable compilations have been recently and most fortunately 
secured by the Manchester Corporation, for their Free Reference 
Library : 


1713, Apr. 5, Wm. s. of Wm. Mosse Carrier baptised, born 
15 March. 

1714-4, Feb. 28, Wm. s. of John ffawkner baptised. 

1714, Dec. , d. of Samuel Worthington of Old Trafford 

1714, Dec. 31, May daughter of Edward Downes bap. at Old 

1714, July 12, Chas. s. of Chas. Lowe carrier was borne and 
was bapt' the 17. 

1714, June 23, Jas. s. of Wm. Moss was born and was bapt' 
13 July. 

1715, Nov. 22, John s. of John ffaukner was born and was bap. 
the 4 th . 

1715-16, January 22, Mary, d. of Tho. Hamson in ye Butt 
Lane was born and was bap. 29. 

1718, Ap. 20, Tho. s. of John ffaulkner and Eliz. his wife. 

1719, Sep. 6, Tho. s. of Chas. Lowe and Jane his wife. 
1719, Oct. 14, John s. of John Hawker and Alice his wife. 
1722, Jan. , Ann. d. John Fawkner and Eliz. his wife. 

1725, Aug. 8, Mary d. of Wm. Falconer and Anne his wife. 

1726, Feb. 12, John s. of Wm. Falconer and Anne his wife. 
1733, Dec. 30, Ellen d. of Oswald Crowther Ale seller and 

Anne his wife. 

1737, June 5, Betty d. of Thos. Hampson of the Yew Tree 
and Eliz. his wife, born May 21. 

1737-8, feb. 19, Edward s. of Wm. Mason and Isabel his wife, 
born feb. 8. 

1737-8, Mar. 17, Jane d. of Peter Hampson of the Edge and 
Anne his wife, born March 10. 

Registers. 159 

1738, Apr. 9, Mary d. of Tho. Fowden of Cold hill and 
Katharine his wife, born March 14. 

1738, July 16, Mary d. of late James Crowther and Hannah 
his wife, born and bap. July 16. 

1743, July 20, Hannah d. of John falkner and Eleanor his wife. 

1745, Nov. 23, Wm. s. of John falkner and Margret his wife. 

1747, Apr. 17, Thos. s. of John falkner and Peggy his wife. 

1748, Oct. 7, Elizabeth d. of -Henry Raingill Innholder and 
Alice his wife. 

1748-9, feb. 2, James s. of James Painter butcher and Hannah 
his wife. 

1748-9, feb. 26, Mary d. of John faulkner and Margaret his wife. 


1730, Dec. 31, John Leigh of Middle Hilton in ye Parish of 
Dean gentleman and Silence Wagstaffe of Stretford, Spinster. 

1733, Oct. 1 8, Mr. John Harrison of Northenden Clergyman 
and Curate and Sarah Whiteley of Northenden Spinster. 

1734, Oct. 3, John Wilson Soldier in Collonel Harrison's 
Regiment quartered at Manchester and Martha Mitchell of 
Manchester Spinster. 

1747, Henry Raingill officer of Excise and Alice 

Cookson of Stretford Widdow married by Mr. Jones of Flixton. 

1748, Oct. 19, Robert Whitworth of Manchester Bookseller 
and Printer and Catharine Johnson of the same spinster. 


1749, Sep. 24, Margret d. of Thomas Hampson of Cold Hill 
and Martha his wife. 

1749, Dec. 3, Ann d. of Henry Leicester of Turf Moss and 
Martha his wife. 

1750, May 6, Mary d. of John falkner and Margaret his wife. 

1751, Mar. 26, James and Jonathan sons of John faulkner and 
Peggy his wife. 

1 60 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1752, Feb. , John s. of John falkner and Margaret his wife. 

1752, Apr. 20, Parker son of Henry Raingill Innholder and 
Alice his wife. 

1753, Mar. 2, John s. John falkner farmer and Margaret his 

1753, May 29, Alice dau. of John Fallows of the pump house 
and Alice his wife. 

1753, June 29, Ellen d. of Samuel Parkinson of Chorlton and 
Sarah his wife. 

1753, July 29, Mary d. of Wm. Moss of the Angel and Eliza- 
beth his wife. 

1753, Oct. 21, Mary d. of John Hampson of the Buggard house 
and Ann his wife. 

1754, June 9, Robert s. of Henry and Alice Raingill of the 

1754, Aug. 4, Emm d. of William Moss of the Angel and 
Elizabeth his wife. 

1754, Aug. 8, James s. of John falkner and Margaret his wife. 

1754, Sept. 22, Thomas s. of John Moss of the Packhorse Inn- 
holder and Mary his wife. 

1755, Nov. 5, Ann, d. of John falkner and Margaret his wife. 
X 756, June 7, John son of W m Moss of the Angel and Betty 

his wife. 

1756, Sep. 5, James s. of John Moss of the Packhorse and 
Mary his wife. 

1756, Dec. , James s. of John falkner and Margaret his wife. 

1757, Jany. 14, Joseph son of Benjamin Pownal of the Cock 
and Sarah his wife. 

1757, June 5, Alice d. of James Renshaw Innholder of the 
Great Stone and Mary his wife. 

1757, June 5, John s. of John Owen of y e four lane ends 
farmer and Mary his wife. 

1758, Jany. 25, James s. of John falkner and Margaret his wife. 
1758, Mar. 4, George s. of Jonathan Worthington of Old Traf- 

ford and Susanna his wife. 

Registers. 1 6 1 

1758, Mar. 19, Anthony s. of Mr. Anthony Jobling Officer in 
the Excise and Sarah his wife. 

1759, Mar. 25, Mary d. of John falkner and Margaret his 

1759, June 12, Daniel s. of Jonathan Worthington the younger 
of Old Trafford and Susannah his wife. 

1759, June 17, Bridget d. of Amos Bannister Wheelwright and 
Catharine his wife. 

1760, May 11, John Loyd s. of Jonathan Worthington of Old 
Trafford and Susannah his wife. 

1761, Aug 1 , James s. of John faulkner and Margaret. 

1762, Oct. 10, Ann d. of Danill Walker and Ann his wife. 
1762, Nov. 14, Mary d. of William Whitelegg Schoolmaster 

of Stretford and Jane his wif. 

1762, Dec. 12, Samuel s. of John falkner and Margaret. 

1763, Jany. i, Catherine d. of Thos. Whittle and Margaret his 
wife of Chorlton. 

1763, feb. 27, Alice d. of Wm. Hampson of the Edge House 
farmer and Betty his wife. 

1763, May 8, John s. of Amos Bannister Wheelwright and 
Catherine his wife. 

1765, Oct. 1 8, Geo. son of Amos Bannister Wheelwright and 
Catherine his wife. 

1766, Mar. 6, Thos. s. of John Salter labourer and Ellen his 

1767, June 14, Isabell d. of Amos Bannister and Catherine 
his wife. 

1767, July 3, Joshua s. of Rev. Wm. Stopford privately bap- 
tised July 20. Rec'd 30. 

1767, Sep. 27, Mary d. of Edward Walton Innholder at the 
Cock and Ann his wife. 

1770, Sep. 9, Jane d. of Jonathan Watson of Chorlton Hus- 
bandman and Esther his wife. 

1771, Jany. 27, Amos s. of Amos Bannister of Stretford Wheel- 
wright and Catherine his wife. 


1 6 2 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 


1727, Aug. 26, Peter March of ye Throstle Nest buried. 

1731-2, Jany. 24, Wm. s. to Elizabeth faulkner widow buried. 

1766, Aug. 8, The Rev. Mr. John Baxter buried. 

1804, April 30, the Revd. John Sutcliff aged 49 y., Consump- 
tion, single. 

1813, Aug. 10, Sarah Scholfield of Stretford aged 27 y., buried. 
Service performed by G. Gaskell. 


1712, July 19, Giles Crowther and Shusan fletcher. 
1712, Sep. 23, Robert Crowther and Mildred Hampson. 
1712, Oct. 7, John Royle and Elizabeth Knight. 

1712, Nov. 2, Ellis Madher and Mary Roberts. 

1713, May 14, James Hay worth and Margrett Worrallof Eccles. 
1713, July 30, Robert Gibbon and Mary Warrington. 

1713, Nov. 5, John faukner and Elizabeth Mascie. 

1713, Dec. 29, Thos. Richardson and Hannah Whiteley. 

1719, May 21, Thos. Tipping of this town and Alice Langshaw 
of Parish of Ashton s. Mersey. 

1719, Sept. , Edw d Boardman and Eliz. Rawlinson both of 
Tetlow in Parish of Manchester. 

1719, Sep. 21, Thos. Coppock and Martha Thorpe of Chorlton. 

1720, July 28, Thos. Royle and Mary Rencher both of this 

1721, Sep. 7, Sam 1 Craddock of Lainsome [Levenshulme] and 
EHz. Grimshaw of Droylsden both in the Parish of Manchester. 

1722, Sep. 5, Wm. Cowper of Manchester gentleman and 
Elizabeth Lansdale of Manchester Spinster. 

1729, Dec. 30, Saml. Johnson of Stretford butcher and Mary 
Sherlock of Erlum Sp. 

1730, Mar. 31, Edward Hulme, Tayler and Elizabeth Leese 
Sp. both of Stretford. 

1730, Oct. 27. Joseph Bentley, Tayler and Anne Bradshaw 
Sp. both of Stretford. 

Registers. 163 

1730, Dec. 9, John Lomax of Worsley labourer and Anne 
Heywood of Chorlton Sp. 

1732, June 5, John Boardman of S. Labourer and Eliz th Pick- 
stone Sp. 

1733, Aug. 31, John fallows of the Par. of flixton Husband- 
man and Alice Davenport of Flixton Sp. 

1734, Ap. 1 8, Jas. Sidwell Labourer and Mary Whittle both 
of Traford. 

1734, June 5, John Gresty Husbandman and Ellen Goddard 
Sp. both of the Par. of Manchester. 

1734, Sep. 2, Henry Lee and Anne Park both of the Par. of 

1734, Oct. 6, Aaron Artingstall of the Par. of Ashton s. Mersey 
Labourer and Margaret Kersley of the Par. of Manch. 

Baptisms at the Collegiate Church, Manchester. 
Extracted by John Owen. 

1606, Maye 18, Suzan daughter to William Hampson of 

1606, Aug. 1 6, Mary d. of Alexander Radcliffe Manch de hill 
in Stretford. 

1606, Dec. 14, Gillian d. of James Johnson of Stretford. 

1606-7, Jany. 25, Willm. Sonne of James Morris of Trafford. 

1606, ffeb. I, Ellyn d. of Alexander Barlowe of Stretford. 

1606, ffeb. 24, Mary d. of Richard Hampson of Stretford. 

1606, March 14, Thomas base s. of Ellin Johnson of Stretford. 

1607, July 3, Edward s. of John Hutchinson of Stretford. 

1607, Aug. 7, Margaret d. of Abraham Lord of Trafford. 

1608, Sep. 4, Ellen d. of Alexander Radcliffe of Stretford. 
1608, Jan. 8, Henry s. of Henry Lytherland of Trafford. 

1 6 1 o, Oct. 7, Matthew s. of Edm und Shalcrosse of Crowfield Yate. 
1610-11, Jany. 13, Edmund s. of John Deane of Trafford. 

1613, Oct. 17, Leonarde s. of John Deane of Stretford. 

1614, June n, Jane d. of John Crowder of Stretford. 

1615, Oct. i, Ry chard s. of Rychard Rayneshall of Stretford. 

164 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1616, Ap. 20, Robert s. of Robert Edge Par. of Eccles and 
Anne Spencer of Stretforde. 

1616, Maye 26, Elizabeth d. of William Hampson of Stretford. 
1616, Julie 30, Samuel s. of John Deane of Trafford. 

1616, Dec. 8, Samuel s. of Richard Johnsonne of Stretford. 
1616-7, Mar. 9, Edward s. of Thomas Rainshawe of Stretford. 

1617, Oct. 26, George s. of John Gee of Stretford. 
1617-8, Jany. 18, Anne d. of Willm. Edge of Stretford. 

1617, Jany. 25, Ellyn d. of Willm. Hampson of Crowfieldyate. 

1618, Sep. 10, John s. of John Deane of Trafford. 
1618, Sep. 13, John s. of John Barlowe of Stretford. 
1618, Dec. 13, Sara d. of James Parre of Stretford. 
1620, Julie 9, John s. of John Mosse of Stretford. 
1621-2, Jany. i, James s. of John Deane of Trafford. 
1622, Apr. 20, William s. of Henrye ffawkner of Stretford. 

1622, Oct. 6, Humphrey s. of John Gee of Stretford. 

1623, Ap. 7, John s. of Anthonie Barret of Streetford. 
1623-4, Jany. 10, Jane d. of Thomas Rainshawe of Stretford. 

1624, Julie 4, Samuel s. of Abraham Taylier of Stretford. 

1624, Sep. 5, Adam s. of Thomas Syddall of Stretford. 

1625, June 5, Edward s. of Richard Gilbodie of Stretfford. 

1626, Dec. 24, John s. of John Chourton of Stretford. 
1628-9, Mar. 8, Henrye s. of James Knighte of Stretford. 

1631, Sep. 25, Samuell s. of William Mosse of Stretford. 
1631-2, Jany. 16, John s. of William Brundrith of Stretford. 

1632, June 24, Ellin d. of Edward Hampson of Stretford. 

1633, Dec. 8, Edwarde s. of William Brundwoodd of Stretford. 

1634, Maye 18, Elizabeth d. of Richard Gregory of Stretford. 
1634-5, Jany. 23, Joseph s. of Henrye Knighte of Stretford. 

1635, Aug. 29, Elizabeth d. of John Chorlton of Stretford. 

1636, Dec. 9, Penelope d. of Robert Owen of Stretford. 

1637, Julie 16, John s. of Richard Gregory of Stretford. 
1637, Oct. 7, Robart s. of William Brunderett of Stretford. 

1637, Dec. 30, Robart s. of William Mosse of Stretford. 

1638, Apr. 8, Anna d. of Richard Johnson of Stretford. 

Registers. 165 

1638, June 12, John s. of John Gee of Stretford. 
1638, Nov. 10, John s. of James Taylier of Stretford. 
1638, Dec. 27, Robart s. of Robart Owen of Stretford. 
1640, Apri. 12, William s. of John Gee of Stretford. 
1640, Maye 26, Mary d. of William Brundreth of Trafford. 
1640, June 21, Alice d. of John Taylor of Stretford. 
1640-1, Jany. 26, Elizabeth d. of Robert Owen of Stretford. 
1642-3, Jany. 22, Joseph s. of John Gee of Stretford. 
1643, Sep. 17, Alice d. of Mr. John Mosse of Stretford. 
1644-5, Mar. 9, Mildred d. of Robert Owen of Stretford [in 
large letters]. 

1648, Dec. 30, Hanna d. of William Brundreth of Stretford. 
1661, May 23, Ann d. of Robert Pendlebury borne in Stretford. 
1663, July 5, Ellen d. of Symon Karsley of Stretford. 
1663, July 12, George s. of Edward Hampson of Stretford. 
1669, June 29, Elizabeth d. of Benjamin ClifTe of Stretford. 
1697-8, ffeb. 20, Anne d. of Charles Clarke of Triford. 
1699, Ap. 9, Ellen d. of Joseph Earlum of Stretford. 
1702, May 10, Jonathan s. of Joseph Earlham of Stratford. 

1704, June 3, Richard s. of Richard Knight of Stretford Carrier. 

1705, Dec. 27, to John Shacross of Stretford. 

1718, July 24, James s. of John Asheton at Streetford. 

1718, Sep. i, George s. of George Fletcher of Cornbrook in 

1719, Dec. 27, John s. of John Ashton of Streetford. 

1734, June 29, Sarah d. of Thomas Lightbowne of Streetford. 
1737, Aug. 24, George s. of George Massey of Stretford at 
St. Anns. 

1739, June 17, Mary d. of Robert Leigh of Stretford. 

1740, Mar. 8, Ann d. of William Chorlton of Stretford. 

Marriages at the Collegiate Church, Manchester. 

Extracted by John Owen. 

The first marriage in which the township of Stretford is men- 
tioned is : 

1 66 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1654, Aug. i, Jeremie Chorlton of Stretford Husbandman sonn 
of John Chorlton of the same Husbandman and Jane Browne of 
Stretford Daughter of John Browne late of the Parish of Burye 
deceased. Witness Gyles Crowther, John Mosse, Richard Wil- 
liamson, Edward Knight. 

1654, Aug. 22, John Johnson of S. Widower Husbandman 
and Elizabeth Tatton of Northenden in the County of Chester 
Daughter of Robert Tatton late of y e same Deceased. Witness 
John Crowther, James Barrett, Richard Johnson. 

1654, Oct. 3, William Hatton of Broad well Greene in y e 
Countie of Chester Carrier Sone of Richard Hatton of y e same 
Carrier and Elizabeth Hollinpriest of Stretford Daughter of 
William Hollinpriest of y e same deceased. Witness Joseph 
Coape, clerke, Hughe Barlowe, Hughe Hodgkinson. 

1654, Oct. 12, Arthur Gilbodie of Stretford son of Richard 
Gilbodie late of y e same Deceased and Margaret Charlson of 
Stretford Daughter of John Charleson late of Urmston Deceased. 
Witness Robert Wilcock, Richard Gilbodie, and Thomas Moores. 

1654, Dec. 27, Christopher Slater of Trafford Cooke sonn of 
Richard Slater late of the Parish of Kirkham Deceased and Jane 
Mosse of Stretford widowe. Witness James Bradshaw, Richard 
Ellor, Richard Marsden. 

1654-5, Jan. 1 8, John Wright of Burnedge Shoemaker sonn of 
John Wright late of Stretford Deceased and Ales Barlowe of the 
same Daughter of John Barlowe Deceased. Witness Thomas 
Collier, Peter Walkden, Katharine Smith, Elizabeth Barlowe. 

1654-5, ffeb. 3, John Turner of Stretford Husbandman and 
widower and Elizabeth Barlow dau. of Alexander Barlow late 
of Stretford deceased. Witness Tho. Turner, Robert Edge, Mar- 
garet Chorlton. 

J ^55, June 4, Samuel Gilbodie of Stretford sonn of Thomas 
Gilbodie late of y e same deceased and Ellen Moore of Manchester 
dau. of John Moore late of Northenden in the County of Chester 
deceased. Witness James Moore, William Redish, Joseph Gil- 

Registers. 167 

1655, Dec. 22, Thos. Hamson of Stretford Husbandman sonn 
of Raphe H. of the same Husbandman and Isabell Baxter of 
Deavie Hulme in y e Par. of Eccles Dau. of Edmund Baxter 
of y e same Husbandman. Witness Raphe Hamson, Edmund 

1656, June 8, Edmund Barlow of S. husbandman sonn of 
Raphe Barlow of y e Par. of Eccles Deceased and Mary Scoles of 
Prestwich dau. of John Scoles of y e same yeoman. Married at 
Manchester before Robert Hyde of Denton, Esq. Witness Ro- 
bert Owen, John Salter, James Ottiwell. 

1656, June 24, Symon Karsley of S. Schoolmaster sonn of 
Robert Karsley late of y e Par. of Leighe Deceased and Ellen 
Gilbodie of S. dau. of Richard G. late of y e same deceased were 
married before Thos. Birch, Esq. Witness Arthur Gilbodie, 
John Siddall, John Hampson. 

1656, Nov. 25, John Harrison of S. yeoman sonn of Richard 
H. late of y e same deceased and Mary Gee of S. widow. Witness 
Mr. Robert Owen, Tho. Haworth. 

1657, May 12, Jas. Kelsall of Redish husbandman sonn of 
Raynold Kelsall of y e Par. of Cheadle in y e County of Chester 
Husbandman and Bridgett Manwaring of Stretford dau. of Ar- 
thur Manwaring late of y e same deceased. Witness Roger 
Kenion gent., Tho. Haworth, John Gee. 

1657, June 25, Tho. Rogers of S. yeoman son of Richd. Rogers 
late of y e Par. of fflixton deceased and Ann Warburton of S. 
dau. of John W. late of y e Par. of Eccles deceased. Witness 
Robert Owen, Lawrence Crowther, John Knight. 

1657, Nov. 9, Oliver Seddall of S. husbandman and widower 
and Mary Shelmerdine dau. of Thos. Shelmerdine of Chorlton 
Tayler married at Manchester before Richard Haworth, Esq. 
Witness John Nield, Raphe Shelmerdine. 

1657-8, Mar. 14, William Robinson of S. son of William R. ofy e 
same yeoman and ffrances Jackson of Stretford dau. of George 
J. late of Houghend deceased married at fflixton by Edward 
Woolmer minister at fflixton. Witness Nathan Johnson, Rich- 
ard Jones, Jane Davie, and others. 

1 68 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1660, May 24, James Chourlton of S. son of William C. de- 
ceased and Alice Manwaringe of the same married at Manchester 
by Edward Richardson minister at Stretford. Witness Robert 
Turner, John Shalcrosse. 

[After this date the townships are not named until 1703.] 
1703, Oct. 30, Alexander Wratcliffe of Stretford and Sarah 
Pinnington Par. of fflixon. 

1703, Dec. 29, Peter Reward of S. and Sarah Barlow Par. of 
Ashton s. M. 

1704, Oct. 8, Thos. Tipping and Ellen Valentine of Stretford. 

1704, Oct. 21, Richard Baxter and Martha Holland, Stretford. 

1705, May 31, Geo. Richardson of S. and Ann Coppock H. 

1706, May 20, Henry Booth and Jane Brown; he of Stretford. 
1706, June 2, James Davie and Martha Smith p r L[icense], 

both of Stretford husbandman. 

1706, Oct. 17, John Harrison and Ann Davies per L. both of 

1706-7, ffeb. 6, William Taylor and Katherine Dane, he of 

1707, Oct. 4, Thos. Chadwicke of S. and Mary Royle P. of 
Flixon, L[icense]. 

1707, Oct. 19, Thos. Shepherd and Jane Gee of S. 
1740, June 7, Thos. Hesketh of Chorlton and Alice Moors of 
Stretford per L. 

1746, Aug. 19, John Renshaw and Ann Holbrook of S. 

1747, Dec. 12, Richard Kay and Mary Downes both of S. 
1754, Sep. 15, Samuel Pearson of Prestwich Crofter and Mary 

Bay ley of S. 

1754, Sep. 29, Richd. Buckley Husbandman and Mary Hamp- 
son Stretford. 

1754, Dec. 22, Thos. Wright Husbdman and Hannah Wor- 
thington both of S., L. 

1755, Jany. 17, Richard Johnson Weaver and Alice Shake- 
shaft Stretford. 

1755, feb. 8, John Renshaw Butcher and Ann Gibbon of S. 

Manchester Registers. 169 

1755, feb. 17, Henry Downes of S. husbdman and Eliz. Leigh 
of Urmston. 

1755, Mar. 30, Robt. Barlow husbdman and Mary Siddall S. 

1755, Aug. 19, Nicholas Simister Chapman and Ann Rigby 
both of S. 

1755, Dec. 7, John Hunt Cordwainer and Hannah Royle S. 

1756, feb. 19, Robert Blomeley of Didsbury Tanner and Chris- 
tian Mather of S. 

1756, feb. 22, James Taylor Carpenter and Mary Holbrook S. 
1756, Mar. 2, Joseph Holt Weaver and Mary Hartingstall S. 
1756, Oct. u, Samuel Jackson Husbdman and Ellen Pickin S. 

1756, Nov. 4, Cleopas Ratcliffe Husbdman and Margret Mor- 
ton S. 

1757, May 3, John Brundritt Shoemaker and Sarah Moss S. 
1757, Aug. 4, Anthony Jobling of Manchester Exciseman and 

Sarah Bradshaw of S., L. 

1757, Aug. 9, John Holt of Chorlton Tailor and Alice Wain- 
wright of S. 

1757, Aug. 31, John Fallows of S. Husbandman and Ann 
Haworth of Chorlton. 

1757, Oct. 25, Jonathan Hulme Farrier and Martha Lester 
Widow S. 

1 757> Nov. 13, Amos Bannister Wheelwright of S. and Kath- 
erine Robinson of Heaton Norris. 

1757, Dec. 17, Peter Sumner of Northenden Husb n and Mar- 
garet Barlow of Stretford, L. 

1757, Dec. 1 8, James Bentley of Lostock Weaver and Ann 
Millet of S. 

1758, Ap. 10, Geo. Rowbotham of S. Husb n and Martha Mac- 
kaney of M. Widow. 

1758, July i, Tho. Whitnall Shoemaker and Ann Kirke S. 
1758, Aug. 9, Thos. Brownhill of Lostock in Eccles Par. Husb n 
and Ellen Oldfield of S. a minor, L. 

1758, Sep. 10, Isaac Cookson Husbdm. and Betty Hampson S. 
1758, Sep. 19, John Boardman Husbdm. and Ann Mellor S. 


1 70 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1758, Sep. 19, John Holm of S. Husbdm. and Mary Taylor 
of Sale Spinster. 

1758, Oct. 4, Jas. Crowther of S. Carrier and Hannah Leicester, 
of Bowdon, L. 

1758, Oct. 30, Chas. Garlick of Oldham Carrier and Betty 
Davenport of S. 

1758, Nov. 4, Jas. Dooley of Millington in Rostorn farmer and 
Hannah Crowder of S. 

1758, Dec. n, Richd. Knight of S. Weaver and Martha Leigh 
of Northen. 

1759, feb. 6, Isaac Hall of Withington Husb n and Mary Flet- 
cher of S. 

1759, Sep. 2, Jas. Renshaw of Chorlton Husbd" and Sarah 
Owen of S. 

1759, Oct. 4, Joseph Hampson Husb n and Hannah Steatham 
widow of Stretford, per L. 

1759, Nov. 10, William Ogden Weaver and Mary Hampson S. 

1759, Dec. i, John Worthington of S. Husb n and Sarah Hes- 
keth of Chorlton. 

1759, Dec. 27, Cranage Tench of M. Shoemaker and Elizabeth 
Hancock of S. 

1760, feb. 5, Jas. Scholfield of Failsworth Bricklayer and Mar- 
tha Hulme of S. 

1760, feb. 15, John Owen Butcher and Mary Chadwick S. 

1760, Ap. 28, Jas. Cookson of S. Husb n and Mary Holland of 

1760, June 14, Jas. Bradshaw of S. yeoman and Elizabeth 
Bardsley of Cross St., L. 

1760, July 8, Isaac Bentley Tailor and Ann Taylor S., L. 

1760, Sep. 14, Jas. Lindsey of M. and Martha Davis of S. 

1760, Oct. i, Jas. Hulme of S. yeoman and Ann Wood of 

1760, Oct. 7, Isaac Moss of Ashton S M., Woolcomber and 
Margret Shalcross of S. 

1761, Jan. 4, John Beswick of S. Husb n and Betty Barlow of do. 

Manchester Registers. 171 

1761, Jan. 12, William White of S. Potcarter and Ann How- 
ard, L. 

1761, Jan. 13, Jas. Royle Husb n and Martha Hankinson S., L. 

1761, Jan. 19, Ely Gledhill of M. and Mary Moor of S. Widow. 

1761, Apr. 8, John Leather of S. Husb n and Martha Sumner 
of Northenden, L. 

1761, June 16, John Bowker of Flixton Cooper and Alice 
Hobkinson of S. 

1761, Sep. 21, Daniel Walker of S. Husb n and Hannah Smith 
of M. 

1761, Oct. 8, Jonathan Shaw of Eccles yeoman and Jane 
Hampson of S., L. 

1761, Nov. 24, William Johnson Husb n and Alice Ogden S. 

1761, Dec. 22, Rowland Morris of M. Gent, and Martha Goo- 
den of S., L., Widow. 

1761, Dec. 24, William Leicester of Bowden yeoman and Mary 
Chadwick of S., L. 

1762, feb. 8, William Walley Husb n and Ann Hamblett S. 
1762, Mar. 30, John Owen Husb n and Hannah Robinson S. 
1762, Ap. 20, John Asheton Boardman of S. Tailor and Ann 

Fallows of M. 

1762, May 3, John Royle of S. Carpenter and Betty Evans of 
Eccles Widow. 

1762, May II, Thos. Johnson Husb n and Mary Wyat of S. 

1762, June 14, John Wrenshaw Husb n and Mary Owen of S. 

1762, July 21, William Hudson Husb n and Mary Hankinson 
of S. 

1762, July 26, William Moss Gentleman and Mary Knight of 
S. Widow. 

1762, Aug. 12, John Hampson Weaver and Mary Berry S. 

1762, Sep. 9, John Cartlick Husb n and Mary Renshaw S. 

1762, Sep. 12, John Ogden Husb n and Ellen Boardman S. 

1762, Oct. 10, Joseph Kelsall Husb n and Ellen Dain S. 

1763, June 20, John Falkner and Mary Clayton S. 

1 72 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1763, July 15, John Patten of Hulme Husb n and Ellen Taylor 
of S. 

1763, July 26, Jas. Ogden of Eccles Linen Weaver and Mary 
Gibbon of S. 

1763, Sep. 19, Jas. Boardman Husb n and Ann Hodkinson S. 

1764, Jan. 2, Samuel Hampson Husb n and Betty Massey S. 
1764, Mar. 14, Jas. Chadwick Husb n and Mary Blease S., L. 
1764, May 13, John Morris of S. Husb n and Elizabeth Leather 

of M. 

1764, June 19, John Asheton Boardman Tailor and Barbary 
Derby S. Widow. 

1764, July 22, John Rigby of S. Carpenter, and Mary Crow- 
der M., L. 

1764, July 29, Matthew Dickason yeoman and Mary Green S. 

1764, Oct. 16, Thos. Meddowcroft of S. Husb n and Phebe Ob- 
kinson of M. 

1764, Dec. n, William Johnson Husb n and Ann Anderton S. 

1764, Dec. 15, John Winterbotham Husb n and Hannah Hamp- 
son S. 

1764, Dec. 18, John Pearson, Husb n and Hannah Renshaw S. 

1765, Jan. i, Jas. Barlow of S. Husb n and Mary Standerin 
of M. 

1765, Jan. 12, Thos. Fazackerly of S. yeoman and Ann Warren 
of M, L. 

1765, Jan. 13, Jas. Barratt of Kersall yeoman and Mary Hamp- 
son of S. 

1765, Jan. 22, Simon Banks Husb n and Esther Bradford S. 

1765, feb. 2, William Booth Thatcher and Betty Twist S. 

1765, feb. 3, Sam 1 Eccles Weaver and Mary Harrop S. 

1765, feb. 14, Joshua Royle of S. farmer and Betty Goolden of 
Mosside, L. 

1765, April 9, Richard Gibbon Husb n and Mary Pickstone S. 

1765, May 5, William Cookson Husbd n and Alice Peck S. 

1765, June 19, Ronald Graham of M. Chapman and Ellen 
Carter of S. 

Manchester Registers. 173 

1765, Oct. 8, Thos. Pearson Husbd n and Betty Mellor S. 

1765, Oct. 15, William Hampson Cordwainer and Ann Shaw, 
S., L. 

1765, Oct. 29, William Fallows Husbd n and Mary Crowder S. 

1765, Oct. 29, David Holcroft of S. Husb n and Sarah Blomer- 
ley of Didsbury. 

1766, Jan. 2, Thos. Harrop Husb n and Mary Jones S. 
1766, Jan. 27, Isaac Shaw Husb n and Mary White S. 

1766, feb. 4, Joseph Hulme of S. Husb n and Martha Thorpe 
of Foxdenton. 

1766, feb. 30 (sic), Thos. Royle Carpenter and Mary Halls- 
worth S. 

1766, Ap. 14, Robert Gibbern Husb n and Alice Johnson S. 

1766, June 10, Rob 1 Ogden Linnen Weaver and Mary Carter S. 

1766, July 29, Henry Renshaw and Jane Royle S. 

1766, Oct. 15, Thos. Town of Hulme Husb n and Eliz th Hufton 
of S. 

1766, Dec. II, John Wrenshaw Husb n and Jane Wrenshaw S. 

1767, Jan. 28, Rich d Nightingale Husb n and Mary Shaw S. 
1767, July 14, John Berry Collier and Esther Barlow S. 
1767, July 25, William Walker Mason and Ann Chapman S. 
1767, Oct. 31, John Starkie of S. Husb n and Phebe Walmsley 

of Chorlton. 

1767, Nov. i, Thos. Robinson Husb n and Mary Fallow S. 

1767, Dec. 28, Wm. Renshaw Slaughterer and Alice Rogers S. 

1768, Apr. 5, Thos. Banks Husb n and Sarah Penny S. 

1768, May 17, Benjamin Bardsley Woolcomber and Phebe 
Holbrook S., L. 

1768, July 11, Jas. Knight Weaver and Elizabeth Clough S. 

1768, July 10, Edward Mason of S. Husb n and Ruth Marsland 
of M., L. 

1768, Aug. 14, Thos. Shaw of Chorlton farmer and Eliz th .... 
of S., L. 

1768, Oct. II, Thos. Richardson Husb n and Mary Hampson S. 

i 74 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1768, Oct. 13, John Moss Husb n and Mary Lee S. 
1768, Dec. 20, Geo. Leicester of S. yeoman and Ann Worsley 
of Withington, L. 

1768, Dec. 27, John Hodkinson of S. Cooper and Mary Massey 
of Ashton S. M. 

1769, Jan. 5, Wm. Taylor Saddler and Betty Tipping S., L. 
1769, Jan. 8, Geo. Whiteleg of Salford yeoman and Eliz th 

Hamnet of Stretford, L. 

1769, feb. 5, Thos. Higham Husb n and Lucy Wrenshaw S. 

1769, feb. 5, Thos. Hough Cordwainer and Mary Hodkinson S. 

1769, Ap. 11, Thos. Royle Husb n and Ann Shuttleworth S. 

1769, Ap. 24, John Mayer of M. Slaughterer and Ann Gib- 
burn of S. 

1769, June 27, Nathaniel Bayley of Northenden Husb n and 
Lucy Howarth of S. 

1769, Sep. 26, Jonathan Fallows Weaver and Ann Owen S. 

1769, Sep. 28, Andrew Patten of Man r Brushmaker and Alice 
Partington of S. 

1769, Nov. 7, Wm. Higginson of S. Carpenter and Mary 
Royle S. 

1769, Nov. 7, Thos. Jones of S. Husb n and Martha Hey wood 
of Ashton S. Mersey. 

1769, Nov. 7, Wm. Hencock Tailor and Margaret Ratcliffe of 
S. Widow. 

1770, Jan. 2, Benj n Barrow of Urmston Husb n and Marg* Pick- 
stone S. 

1770, Jan. 4, Jon n Watson farmer and Esther Hampson S. 

1770, feb. 27, Thos. Wood of M. Clothdresser and Hannah 
Hankinson S. 

1770, feb. 27, Edw d Greasty of Chorlton Husb n and Mary 
Assley S. 

1770, June 4, Thos. Mellor of Moston Whitster and Hannah 
Johnson S. 

1770, Oct. i, Thos. Cadman of S. Husb n and Mary Podmore 
of Cheadle. 

Manchester Registers. 175 

1770, Dec. 11, Wm. Ferney Husb n and Eliz th Atkinson S. 

1771, Jan. 31, Jos h Boardman Husb n and Martha Cheshire S. 
I77i,feb. n,Jas. Hampson Labourer and Hannah Hardman S. 
1771, Mar. 25, Joseph Williamson of Limm farmer and Hannah 

Hardman of Stretford Widow, L. 

1771, Ap. 19, Henry Stephen of Chorlton Husb n and Mary 
Tipping S. 

1771, May 26, Thos. Holbutt Husb n and Ann Eansworth S. 

1771, June 16, Thos. Tyrer of S. Surgeon and Apothecary and 
Ann Shalcross of Ashton Cheshire. 

1771, July 14, James Jones Husb n and Sarah Wood S. 

1771, Aug. 5, Wm. Syddall Husb n and Ann Stone S. 

1771, Sep. I, John Wrenshaw Husb n and Mary Harrop S. 

1771, Nov. 5, Edmund Bradshaw Husb n and Jane Partington S. 

1771, Nov. 25, Geo. Barlow of S. Husb n and Mary Hardy of 

1771, Nov. 25, Richd Oldfield Blacksmith and Alice Fletcher S. 

1772, Jan. 19, John Bradburn Husb n and Ann Banks of S. 

1772, Jan. 21, Thos. W T renshaw farmer and Ellen Pickstone S. 

1772, feb. 24, Parker Raingill of S. Slaughterer and Ann 
Brownhill of Eccles, L. 

1772, Ap. 20, John Houlbrook Weaver and Mary Ogden of 
Stretford widow. 

1772, Ap. 21, Thos. Baguley of S. Husb n and Eliz th Birch of 

1772, May 10, John Turner of Eccles Cordwainer and Absoly 
Pickstone of S. 

1772, June 12, Jonathan Wrenshaw Carpenter and Sarah Tay- 
lor of S. [Brother to Sam 1 Wrenshaw of Birch, clerk.] 

1772, July 1 8, Rich d Hankinson of S. farmer and Alice White- 
legg of Chorlton, L. 

1772, Aug. 30, John Hill Husb n and Sarah Fallows S. 

1772, Aug. 31, Joseph Holme Papermaker and Mary Han- 
cock S. 

i 76 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1772, Sep. 13, John Robinson Husb n and Sarah Cheshire S. 

1772, Oct. 6, Francis Johnson of S. Husb n and Marg 1 Green of 
Heaton Norris. 

1772, Oct. 7, Thos. Burgess Husb n and Mary Smith S., L. 

1772, Oct. 30, Jon n Norbury of S. Shopkeeper and Elizabeth 
Hatton of M. 

1772, Oct. 31, John Davenport of Withington farmer and 
Ellen Leicester S., L. 

1772, Nov. 10, John Ashton farmer and Mary Cadman Widow 
S., L. 

1773, Jan. 24, Thos. Bridge Tailor and Betty Burgess S. 
1773, Feb. 4, Thos. Coppock of S. Labourer and Martha Darby- 
shire of Ardwick. 

1773, Feb. 22, Chas. Tattersall Labourer and Ellen Hesketh S. 

1773, June 14, Thos. Chadwick Husb n and Mary Owen S. 

1773, Aug. 24, John Moss Ashton S. M., Mason and Mary 
Pickstone S. 

1773, Sep. 7, Peter Edge of Cross Bank Par. of Eccles Linnen 
Weaver and Hannah Renshaw of S. 

1773, Sep. 14, Wm. Dickson Weaver and Alice Later S. 

1773, Nov. 22, Joseph Turner of S. Husb n and Martha Dale 
of Chorlton. 

1773, Dec. 5, Thos. Percival Breechesmaker and Hannah 
Hullham S. 

1774, Jan. 24, Jon n Hey wood Husb n and Hannah Darbishire S. 
1774, Jan. 24, John Fitten Lab r and Eliz th Hampson S. 
1774, Ap. 5, Edw d Hampson of S. Husb n and Mary Hopwood 

of Eccles. 

1774, Ap. 9, Jas. Duesbury Husb n and Eliz th Pickston S. 

1774, May i, John Rowbotham Tailor and Mary Johnson S. 

1774, May 24, Thos. Barlow of S. Husb n and Sarah Chorlton 
of Oppenshaw. 

1774, Aug. 7, Thos. Wrenshaw Husb n and Ann Hesketh S. 

1774, Aug. 30, Thos. Crompton Papermaker and Ellen Ren- 
shaw S. 

Manchester Registers. 177 

1774, Sep. 8, Emanuel Baker Slaughterer and Rebecca Rain- 
gill S., L. 

1774, Oct. 15, Jas. Crowther Farmer and Ellen Chadwick of S. 

1774, Oct. 25, Henry Baxter of Northenden farmer and Sarah 
Massey of S., L. 

1774, Nov. 8, Trios. Dean of S. Husb. and Catherine Axon of 

1774, Nov. 8, Rob 1 Bowker of S. farmer and Tabathy Dooley 
of M. 

1774, Dec. 6, Wm. Pickstone Slaughterer and Mary Barber of S. 

1775, Mar. 24, John Leicester of S. yeoman and Susanna 
Lawton M., L. 

1775, Ap. 16, Jas. Massey Husb n and Eliz th Turner S. 

1775, Ap. 1 6, Jos h Marsh Papermaker and Ann Dawson S. 

1775, May I, Sam 1 Norbury Tailor and Sarah Bennet Stretford. 

1775, July 13, Sam 1 Hail Husb n and Alice Royle Stretford. 

1 775, J ul 7 22 Wm - Suttle Husb n and Eliz th Hail Stretford. 

1775, Aug. 23, Jas. Evens Seaman and Ann Wetton Stretford. 

1775, Sep. 12, Sam 1 Hampson Lab r and Ellen Royle Stretford. 

1775, Oct. 14, Wm. Walmersley of Castleton Par. of Rochdale 
Husb n and Hannah Hencock Stretford, L[icense]. 

1775, Oct. 17, Jas. Moors Husb n and Ann Boardman S. 

1775, Oct. 23, Law rce Cash of Droylsden Husb n and Mary 
Ankinson S. 

1775, Oct. 26, Wm. Greatrex of Hulme Farmer and Eliz lh 
Lowe of S., L. 

1775, Nov. 17, Henry Greatrix Husb n and Sarah Robinson S. 

1775, Nov. 21, John Gibbins of S. Husb n and Eliz th Edge of 
Manch r . 

1775, Nov. 30, Joshua Bannester of S. Wheelwright and Han- 
nah Holbrook of M. 

1775, Dec. 5, John Painter of S. Slaughterer and Mary Sumner 
of Northenden, L. 

1776, feb. 15, John Hodkinson Cooper and Alice Owen of S. 

A A 

178 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1776, feb. 17, John Gregory of Urmston farmer and Ann 
Chadwick S., L. 

1776, May 28, Wm. Taylor Husb n and Eliz th Johnson S. 

1776, June 6, Sam 1 Gibbons Weaver and Ann Wrenshall S. 

1776, Aug. 26, Peter Rogerson of Eccles Linnen Weaver and 
Catherine Banks S. 

1776, Sep. 23, John Gardner Cordwainer and Mary Brundrett S. 

1776, Oct. 8, Edw d Thorniley of Didsbury Husb n and Betty 
Partington Stretford. 

1776. Oct. 9, Thos. Cooper Husb n and Alice Yates Stretford. 

1776, Oct. 9, Wm. Hyde Papermaker and Martha Park Stret- 

1776, Oct. 28, Wm. Brownhill Husb n and Ann Partington 

1777, feb. 6, Sam 1 Boardman Husb n and Alice Tipping Stret- 
ford, [he was afterwards a thatcher, and lived at Darbyshire lane 
end, had two sons James and William. James fell into a boiling 
vat of starch, from the effects of which he died. A daughter 
Rachel married Thos. Lowe, a sad drunkard. She drowned 
herself at Throstle Nest. John Owen.] 

1777, June 13, Geo. Pixton of Manch. Bookkeeper and Mary 
Moss S. 

1777, Nov. n, Chas. Oldfield Blacksmith and Alice Wetton S. 
1775, Nov. 25, Jas. Knight Husb n and Eliz th Oldfield S. 

1777, Dec. 30, Jas. Wrenshaw of S. Slaughterer and Ellen 
Williamson of Chorlton. 

1778, Jan. 27, John Hampson Cordwainer and Eliz th Pick- 
stone S., L. 

1778, feb. 26, Sam 1 Barton of S. Dyer and Mary Amson of M., L. 
1778, Mar. 13, Sam 1 Taylor of Chorlton Husb n and Ellen 
Hulme S., L. 

1778, June 23, Wm. Johnson Basketmaker and Betty Downes S. 
1778, July 12, John Alston Flaxdresser and Alice Crompton S. 
1778, Aug. i, Win. Hale Husb n and Mary Johnson S. 

Manchester Registers. 179 

1778, Oct. 19, Henry Wrenshaw Husb n and Eliz th Knowles 

1778, Oct. 20, Thos. Bridge Tailor and Eliz th Hesketh S., L. 
1778, Dec. i, Wm. Owen Husb n and Ellen Robinson S. 

1778, Dec. i, Geo. Worthington Husb n and Mary Howard S. 

1779, J une 2 7> John Fallows of S. Husb n and Mary Booth of 

1779, Aug. 9, John Moxley Papermaker of Stretford and 
Esther Gardner of M., Widow. 

1779, Sep. 1 6, Geo. Worthington of S. Farmer and Hannah 
Worrall of M., L. 

1779, Oct. 5, Thos. Renshaw of Ash ton S. M. farmer and 
Margret Walton S. 

1779, Oct. 11, Jas. Wrenshaw Husb n and Mary Johnson S. 

1779, Oct. 11, Mark Scholfield of Ashton U. L. Whitster and 
Ann Beesley S. 

1779, Oct. 28, Sam 1 Gibbons Silkweaver and Phebe Hall S. 

1779, Nov. 13, Isaiah Timperley Joiner and Hannah Knight 
S., L. 

1779, Dec. 6, Edm d Hesketh Farmer and Mary Morris S. 

1779, Dec. 20, Wm. Robinson Husb n and Marg 1 Artingstall S. 

1780, feb. 3, Jon n Knight yeoman and Jane Syddall S. 

1780, July 31, Jas. Berry of Withington Husb n and Mary 
Axson S. 

1780, Oct. 1 8, John Hodkinson Cooper and Ellen Jones S. 

1780, Oct. 26, Wm. Stevenson of S. Coachman and Martha 
Furness of M., L. 

1780, Nov. 25, Jas. Robinson Husb n and Sarah Cook S. 

1780, Dec. 5, Hamblett Clark of S. Husb n and Mary Hardy 
of Chorlton. 

1780, Dec. 30, Wm. Hulm of Heaton Norris Weaver and An 
Aldred of Stretford. 

1781, Jan. 15, Peter Lamb Farmer and Ann Bowker S. 
1781, May 9, Ralph Daniels Weaver and Marg 1 Smith S. 

180 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1781, May 14, John Pickstone Husb n and Hannah Giben S. 

1781, May 28, Rich d Knight of S. Weaver and Mary Barlow 
of M. Widow. 

1781, June 27, Jos h Wood Husb n and Mary Swarbrook S. 

1781, July 23, Henry Renshaw Slaughterer and Hannah Ty- 
rer S. 

1781, Sep. 23, John Rowlinson Farmer and Ann Hampson S. 

1781, Oct. 14, John Brownhill of S. Blacksmith and Ann Mason 
of Chorlton. 

1781, Oct. 20, Jas. Chadwick of S. farmer and Hannah Chorl- 
ton of Withington Widow. 

1 78 1, Nov. 20, Jos h Lowe Slaughterer and Eliz th Shawcross S.,L. 

1782, Jan. 3, Michael O'Kelly Papermaker and Eliz th Brook- 
bank S., L. 

1782, Jan. 13, Sam 1 Chetham Cooper and Phebe Bowker S. 

1782, feb. 7, Jas. Bythell of Ashton U. M. Cotton Manuf r and 
Elizth Newton S., L. 

1782, feb. 1 1, Edw d Owen Husb n and Ann Newton S. 

1782, feb. 28, Isaac Worthington of Ringway farmer and Isa- 
bell Chadwick S., L. 

1782, Ap. 29, Gyles Crowther Husb n and Marg 1 Williamson S. 

1782, May 19, John Worthington Farmer and Mary Owen S., L. 

1782, May 23, Rich d Bancroft of Cheadle Timber Merch 1 and 
Mary Massey S., L. 

1782, May 28, Henry Mason Husb n and Marg 1 Harrop S. 

1782, July 25, Chas. Aldcroft of Baguley Farmer and Martha 
Siddall Stretford. 

1782, Sep. 22, John Hale Husb n and Marthe Walley Stretford. 

1 782, Oct. 7, Thos. Locket Cordwainer and Elianor Atten [sic] S. 

1782, Nov. 12, Wm. Strettell Husb n and Mary Downing S. 

1782, Dec. 9, Chas. Siddall Husb n and Marg' Royle S. 

1783, Jan. 7, Jas. Ratcliffe Husb n and Ann Barlow S. 

1783, Ap. 21, Wm. Taylor Papermaker and [..-.] Han- 
cock S. 

Manchester Registers. 181 

1783, Ap. 27, Wm. Taylor of S. Husb n and Ellenor Grestick 
of Chorlton. 

1783, May 8, Peter Shalkross Husb n and Jane Hamblet S. 

1783, June 13, Thos. Howcroft Cotton Weaver and Ellen Gib- 
bons S. 

1783, June 23, Wm. Whitehead Sawyer and Eliz th Wrench S. 

1783, July i, John Holt Husb n and Alice Hampson S. 

1783, Sep. 7, Jas. Davenport Husb n and Martha Siddall S. 

1783, Sep. 21, John Hampson Husb n and Mary Goodier S. 

1783, Oct. 1 6, John Robinson Husb n and Ann White S. 

1783, Nov. 25, Jas. Owen Husb n and Eliz th Johnson S. 

1783, Nov. 25, Jos h Fallows Husb n and Mary Birmingham S. 

1683, Nov. 30, Jos h Bell Cordwainer and Eliz th Moss S. Widow. 

1783, Dec. 2, Jas. Knight Farmer and Alice Jones S. Widow. 

1783, Dec. 25, Jas. Fallows Husb n and Martha Moor S. 

1784, Jan. 4, Wm. Owen of Salford Husbandman and Eliz th 
Johnson S. 

1784, feb. 24, Jas. Brownhill Blacksmith and Mary Whitelegg S. 

1784, June 3, Thos. Braddock Farmer and Alice Chadwick S. 

1784, June 17, Nathan Walker Husb n and Eliz th Heys S. 

1784, July 23, John Whittle of Westhoughton and Martha 
Renshaw S., L. 

1784, July 25, Matthew Sutcliffe of Gorton - - and Hannah 
Walmsley S. 

1784. Sep. 14, Wm. Robinson Lab r and Mary Ogden S. 

1784, Sep. 23, Rich d Crouder of M. Manservant late of the 
City of Carlisle and Jane Atkin of S. late of Carlisle, L. 

1784, Oct. 23, Jas. Knight of S. farmer and Sarah Hulme of 
Manch. Wid. 

1784, Nov. 8, John Foster Millwright and Mary Davies S. 

1784, Nov. 9, John Banister Wheelwright and Sarah Joblin S. 

1784, Dec. 5, Edw d Barrett Carrier and Susan Johnson S., L. 

1784, Dec. 13, Tho. Hill of S. Servantman and Mary Robinson 
of Ashton S. M., L. 

1784, Dec. 15, John Thomas of S. Officer of Excise and 
Frances Bosley of M., L. 

1 82 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1785, June 20, Timothy Broof Farmer and Mary Modssley S. 

1785, June 28, Thos. Chetham Farmer and Ann Shaw S., L. 

1785, July 25, Dan 1 Hughes Husb n and Hannah Hampson S. 

1785, Aug. 23, Thos. Goodier Slaughterer and Sarah Winter- 
bottom S. 

1785, Aug. 23, John Bentley Tailor and Susanna Goodier S. 

1785, Aug. 27, Jas. Darbyshire Farmer and Alice Wright S., L. 

1785, Sep. 3, Jos h Hampson Farmer and Ellen Knight S., L. 

1785, Sep. 12, John Syddall of S. Husb n and Sarah Royle of 

1785, Sep. 13, Sam 1 Willcock of Flixton Malster and Mary 
Growth er of S. 

1785, Oct. 10, Wm. Howard of S. Husb n and Hannah Dids- 
bury of Chorlton. 

1785, Dec. 22, Geo. Massie Farmer and Mary Ryle of S., L. 

1786, Jan. 2, John Ramsbottom of Bury Gent, and Ann Mas- 
sie S., L. 

1786, Jan. 11, Henry Bent Husb n and Ellenor Unsworth 
Widow S. 

1786, feb. 14, John Cheworth Wheelwright and Bridget Banis- 
ter S. 

1786, Ap. 22, Thos. Lawton Husb n and Martha Clayton S. 

1786, June 12, Wm. Price of M. Cordwainer and Eliz th Wren- 
shaw S. 

1786, June 12, Thos. Bancroft of S. Carpenter and Ann Dawson 
of Blakeley. 

1786, June 24, Thos. Raingill Publican and Hannah Crow- 
ther S., L. 

1786, June 26, Thos. Rowlinson Weaver and Eliz th Basnett S. 

1786, June 26, Rich d Pearson yeoman and Mary Simpson S., L. 

1786, June 29, John Dean of Man r Baker and Rachel Royle 
S., L. 

1786, July 10, John Broadhurst of Eccles Husb n and Eliz th 
Fisher S. 

Manchester Registers. 183 

1786, Oct. 23, Thos. Williamson Papermaker and Eliz th Wren- 
shaw S. 

1786, Oct. 23, Wm. Dean Papermaker of M. and Mary Pratt S. 

1786, Dec. 2, Jas. Bradshaw Farmer and Jane Crowther S. 

1786, Dec. 17, Jas. Town of S. Husb" and Eliz th Royle of 

1786, Dec. 24, Ambrose Cooper of S. Farmer and Martha Fox 
of M. 

1787, Jan. i, Jos h Parrin Husb n and Ann Basnett S. 
1787, Jan. 29, John Dale Husb n and Marg* Syddall S. 

1787, feb. 11, John Gresty of M. Husb n and Hannah Sykes S. 

1787, Ap. 10, Sam 1 Boardman Husb n and Mary Owen S. 

1787, May i, Thos. Brotherton Husb n and Alice Bowker S. 

1787, May 4, John Shawcross Husb n and Tabitha Bannister S. 

1787, May 22, John Higson of Sale Farmer and Sarah Brun- 
dret S. 

1787, Dec. 1 8. Wm. Renshaw Husb n and Jane Warburton S. 

1787, Dec. 19, Jas. Collier jun r of Ashton S. M. and Biah 
Jackson S., L. 

1787, Dec. 29, Wm. Shawcross Farmer and Mary Bradshaw 
S., L. 

1788, Jan. 10, Geo. Johnson Husb 11 and Hannah Robinson S. 
1788, Jan. 19, Wm. Allen of S. Bookkeeper and Lydia Booth 

of M., L. 

1788, feb. 4, John Goodier of S. Husb 11 and Hannah Pinning- 
ton of Chorlton Widow. 

1788, Ap. 6, John Williamson Husb n and Mary Hencock S. 

1788, Ap. 28, John Howell Papermaker and Ann Griffith 
Widow S. 

1788, May 5, Henry Smith of M. Brewer, and Hannah Billing S. 

1788, May 6, Thos. Owen Husb n and Ellen Wrenshaw S. 

1788, May 27, Sam 1 Seel of Ashton V. L. Cotton Manuf r and 
Dorothy Walker S., L. 

1788, May 28, Peter Cadman Papermaker and Mary Bayley 
of Stretford. 

184 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

1788, July i, Sam 1 Hampson Husb n and Ellen Bradley S. 

1788, July 7, John Rogers Husb n and Mary Ogden S. 

1788, Aug. 3, John Anderton of S. Surg n and Apoth. and Jane 
Cowell of M., L. 

1788, Aug. 5, Wm. Kerfoot Weaver and Eliz th Gilbody S. 

1788, Sep. 9, Thos. Holt Weaver and Ann Edge S. 

1788, Sep. 23, Jas. Hampson Husb n and Eliz th Pickston S. 

1788, Oct. 20, Wm. Holme of S. Papermaker and Ann Swin- 
dells of M. 

1788, Nov. 4, Jos h Emery Weaver and Marg* Hesketh S. 

1788, Nov. 9, Thos. Darbyshire Husb n and Ann Henshaw S. 

1788, Nov. u, Jas. Bennett Husb n and Phebe Yates S. 

1788, Nov. 12, John Allcock Slater and Ellen Sharlock S. 

1788, Dec. 2, Jas. Gibbin Husb n and Alice Johnson S. 

1788, Dec. 9, Sam 1 Wright Husb n and Ann Johnson S. 

1788, Dec. 25, Peter Owen Weaver and Sarah Cockcroft S. 

1789, Jan. 1 8, Francis Darent Papermaker and Ann Barrett S. 
1789, feb. 21, Rich d Walker of S. yeoman and Alice Gregson 

of M. Wid., L. 

1789, feb. 23, Jas. Hulme Cordwainer and Ann Henlock S. 

1789, feb. 24, Edw d Pearson of S. Farmer and Sarah Clarke 
of Sale, L. 

1789, June 6, John Stirrup Farmer and Ann Moss Stretford. 

1789, June 26, Edm d Walton of M. Gardner and Eliz th Hamp- 
son S. 

1789, July 5, John Marsh Weaver and Mary Cannon S. Widow. 

1789, Aug. 13, Sam 1 Horrocks Farmer and Rebecca Wren- 
shaw S. 

1789, Nov. 26, Jon n Hulme of S. Surgeon and Betty Sothern 
of Worsley, L. 

1789, Nov. 27, John Thomason Husb n and Marg 1 Wakefield S. 

1789, Dec. 15, Thos. Ashcroft of S. Slater and Eliz th Goodier 
Ashton S. M. 

1789, Dec. 29, Wm. Hinton Farmer and Sarah Hadcroft S. 

1790, feb. 16, John Hartley Husb n and Sarah Knight S. 

Manchester Registers. 185 

1790, feb. 19, Wm. Stockley of M. Lab r and Alice Johnson 
S, L. 

1790, Mar. 7, Jos h Boardman of Pinnington Hosier and Eliz th 
Barton S., L. 

1790, Mar. 14, Jas. Pearson Husb n and Alice Gibbons S., L. 

1790, Mar. 1 8, John Brundret Gardener and Alice Hodkinson 
Widow S., L. 

1790, Ap. 10, Thos. Harrop Husb n and Hannah Boardman S. 

1790, May 31, John Andrew Papermaker and Mary Hide S. 

1790, Aug. 25, Jos h Barratt of M. Servingman and Hannah 
Hammond S., L. 

1790, Sep. 7, John Royle Whitesmith and Jane Syddall S. 

1790, Oct. 20, Tho. Chambers of Salford Innkeeper and Mary 
Simpson of Trafford, L. 

1790, Oct. 26, Jos h Higham Slaughterer and Mary Hulme S. 

1790, Nov. 2, Thos. Filkin Cooper and Ellen Tattersall Wid. S. 

1790, Nov. 10, Peter Bent Weaver and Hannah Beswick S. 

1791, Jan. 10, Thos. Rogerson Weaver and Ann Kelsall S. 
1791, Mar. 5, John Brownhill Farmer and Betty or Elizabeth 

Thornley S., L. 

1791, May 2, John Lowcock Slaughterer and Ann Hankinson 
S, L. 

1791, June 15, John Hindley Carpenter and Ann Bradshaw S. 

1791, June 27, Sam 1 Beckett Taylor and Esther Coppock S. 

1791, July 12, Isaac Needham Farmer and Mary faulkner S. 

1791, Sep. 4, Bryan Coppock Husb n and Hannah Wareham S. 

1791, Oct. 10, Sam 1 Birch Gardener and Martha Pollitt S. 

1791, Oct, 10, Wm. Crosby Whitster and Eliz th Lowe S. 

1791, Oct. 13, John Hencock Husb n and Sarah Eccles S. 

1791, Oct. 13, Wm. Gibbins Slaughterer and Ellen Walley S., L. 

1791, Nov. 28, Thos. Yates Clothier and Eliz th Allen S. 

1792, Jan. 8, Theophilus RatclifTe of S. Husb n and Eliz th Lees 
of M. Widow. 

1792, feb. 12, Geo. Woodhall of S. Husb n and Alice Sharlock S. 
[kept the " Prince of Wales "]. 


1 86 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

1792, feb. 19, Jos h Higham of S. Weaver and Lettis Misett of M. 

1792, feb. 20, Wm. Robinson Husb n and Alice Hankey S. 

1792, Mar. 30, Thos. Coupe Weaver and farmer and Ann Bar- 
low S. 

1792, Ap. 7, John Fleming of M. Serg 1 in 67 Reg. Foot and 
Eliz th Hewitson S. 

1792, Ap. 7, Paul Bentley Farmer and Sarah Darbyshire S. 
[Pig Swinniat, a seller of little Pigs.] 

1792, Ap. 8, Robt. Hard wick of Hulme Dyer and Hannah 
Wilkinson of S. 

1792, May 10, Dan 1 Robinson Husb n and Ann Royle S. 

1792, May 25, Peter Gerrard Husb n and Ann Taylor S. 

1792, May 28, Jas. Gibbon Gardiner and Ellen Hale S. 

1792, May 29, Wm. Edge Husb n and Ellen Holbrooke S. 

1792, May 31, Jas. Dawson Husb n and Marg 1 Hadshead S. 

1792, May 31, Tho. Brownhill farmer of S. and Susanna Seal- 
Ion of M. 

1792, June 15, John Hargreaves yeoman of Hulme and Mary 
Renshaw S. 

1792, June 28, Jos h Crockett Husb n and Martha Cottrell S. 

1792, June 30, Wm. Hencock Weaver and Mary Turner S. 

1792, July 15, Peter Lea Farmer and Janes Watson S., L. 

1792, Oct. 20, John Holcroft Weaver and Ann Higginson S. 

1792, Nov. 20, Rich d Cookson Weaver and Alice Robinson S. 

1792, Nov. 24, Peter Hulme Farmer and Eliz th Grimstich S., L. 

1793, feb. 5, Jas. Carr of S. Slaughterer and Martha Baker of M. 
1793, Ap. 8, Thos. Downes Bookkeeper and Ann Leigh S. 
1793, June 17, Wm. Renshaw Husb n and Marg 1 Hampson S. 
1793, July 21, Wm. Johnson Gardiner and Ann Robinson S. 
J 793> J u ty 3j Jhn Grimshaw of Stockport farmer and Jane 

Kelsall S. 

1793, Sep. 17, Jas. Davis of Ashton on M. and Eliz th Rain- 
gill S., L. 

1793, Nov. 10, Tho. Hampson Cabinetmaker and Bridget 
Chesworth S., L. 

Manchester Registers. 187 

1793, Nov. 20, Geo. Banister Wheelwright and Susanna Simp- 
son S., L. 

1793, Dec. 11, Rich d Fallows Husb n and Hannah Coppock S. 
1793, Dec. 1 6, Simon Grime Gardener and Ann Heywood S., L. 

1793, Dec. 28, Jas. Barrow of M. Farmer and Hannah Hill S. 

1794, feb. 24, Jas. Wright Husb n and Ann Mills S. 

1794, July 5, John Crowther Husb n of S. and Ellen Moss of 
Ashton, L. 

1794, July 17, Wm. Hyde of M. Cordwainer and Sarah Yates 
S., L. 

1794, July 25, Jas. Crowder of Chorlton Husb n and Susan 
Duckworth S. 

1794, July 28, Sam 1 Pinnington Farmer and Ellen Gibbon S. 

1794, Sep. n, Robt. Phipps Gardener of Rostern and Mary 
Hewitt S., L. 

1794, Sep. 1 6, Christ 1 " Simpson of Gropnall Excise Officer and 
Betty Knight S., L. 

-1794, Oct. 25, Wm. Summer Farmer and Sarah Moor S. 
Wid., L. 

1795, Jan. 13, Amos Baniester Wheelwright and Betty Brun- 
dret S. [lived at the School Brow, Temperance Place, King St.] 

1795, Jan. 14, Tho. Owen Husb n of S. and Martha Bradley of 
M., L. 

1795, Mar. 30, Jas. Moreton Weaver and Amey Smith S. 

1795, Ap. 1 8, Jas. Brownhill of S. Cabinetmaker and Marg 1 
Low of M., L. [He went to America, came back, went again, 
and died there.] 

1795, May 6, John Hull Gardener and Sarah Wakefield S. 

1795, May 9, John Peacock Farmer and Sarah Smith S. 

1795, July 6, John Smith of S. Farmer and Eliz th Lunt of 
Chorlton Wid., L. 

J 795 Oct. 7, Wm. Mellor Weaver and Martha Ashcroft S. 
[lived in the Pigeon Row.] 

1795, Nov. 14, John Moors of S. Farmer and Ann Bent of 
Cross Bank. 

1 88 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1795, Dec. 22, Jas. Daniel of S. Wheelwright and Alice Rain- 
gill of S., L. 

1796, Ap. 4, Sam 1 Gibson of Manch. Farmer and Phebe John- 
son S. 

1796, Sep. 12, Wm. Woodall Farmer and Mary Sharlock S. 
1796, Sep. 26, John Higham Weaver and Alice Brown S. 
1796, Oct. n, Wm. Dickenson Farmer and Mary Walton S. 
1796, Nov. 7, Jas. Holbrook of M. Weaver and Tane Accom- 
ley S. 

1796, Nov. 13, Wm. Summerfield of Mobberly Wheel w 1 and 
Mary Timperley S., L. 

1797, feb. 25, Henry Knight of M. Weaver and Hannah Ren- 
shaw S., L. 

1797, Mar. 12, John Gandy of S. Farmer and Mary Gregory 
of M., L. [Pig drover.] 

1797, Ap. 10, John Boardman Tailor and Hannah Parkin S. 

1797, Ap. 25, Sam 1 Leech of S. Farmer and Sarah Adshead 
of Peever, L. 

1797, May 2, John Ledger Innkeeper and Mary Chadwick S. 

1797, May 23, Geo. Holt Weaver and Eliz th Hulme S. 

1797, May 29, John Thomas Farmer and Eliz th Mellor S. 

1797, July 16, Peter Yates of S. Weaver and Susanna Johnson 
of M. 

1797, July 20, Sam 1 Lamb of Chorlton Cordwainer and Lucy 
Aldcroft of S. 

1797, Aug. 4, John Edgley Farmer and Ann Massey S. 

1797, Sep. 11, Thos. Kelsall Blksmith and Mary Royle. 

1797, Sep. 12, Thos. Hulme Carter and Mary Hewitt S. 

1797, Oct. 4, John Bradbury Butcher and Ann Ashcroft S. 

1797, Nov. 19, John Bathgate of S. Gardener and Jane War- 
burton Par. of Bowdon, L. 

1797, Nov. 26, Chas. Wright of M. Lab r and Eliz th Gleave S. 

1797, Dec. 1 8, Isaac Harrop Husb n and Martha Walker S. 

1798, feb. 17, Jos h Roylance of S. farmer's serv* and Alice 
Reed of M. 

Manchester Registers. 189 

1798, feb. 19, John Jones Farmer and Hannah Moors S. 

1798, feb. 23, Jas. Crompton Livesay of Middleton Paper- 
maker and Nelly Crompton of Farnworth. 

1798, July 30, Geo. Raingill Porter and Mary Whittle. 

1798, July 31, Jas. Wood of Withington Farmer and Eliz th 
Simpson S. [Afterwards at Stretford between Moss's and Robin- 
son's. Afterwards at Demain, but failed.] 

1798, Aug. 29, Peter Jackson of S. Joiner and Ellen Prescott 
of M., L. 

1799, feb. 2, Jas. Walmesley Farmer and Phebe Hankey S. 
1792, feb. 25, John Smith of Urmston Farmer and Alice Cop- 
pock S., L. 

1799, Ap. 21, Jas. Gibbons Butcher and Jane Davis S., L. 

1799, May 12, Thos. Barrow Cotton Weaver and Mary Hick- 
son S. 

1799, May 13, Wm. Royle Weaver and Esther Massey S. 

1799, May 21, James Moss of Manch. Sadler and Betty Royle 
of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. 

1799, June 29, John Moss Farmer and Ann Knight of S., L. 

1799, Aug. 14, Henry Speakman Blksmith and Mary Cross S. 

1799, Oct. 21, Sam 1 Davis Joiner and Mary Hampson S. 

1799, Dec. 1 8, John Johnson of M. farmer and Mary Gibson S. 

1800, feb. 15, Thos. Turner Cooper and Alice Marsden Wid. S. 
1800, May 14, Peter Kilsher of Ashton Farmer and Ann 

Chetham S. 

1800, July i, Geo. Oakes Husb n and Mary Moores S. 

1800, Aug. 7, John Mereweather Schoolmaster and Mary Brun- 
dret S., L. [Taught in the Old School.] 

1800, Oct. 6, Wm. Bluer Farmer of M. and Mary Chadwick S., L. 

1800, May 26, Jas. Kelsall Blksmith and Mary Renshaw. 

1801, Dec. 1 6, Benj n Johnson of S. Farmer and Fanny Royle 
of Chorlton, L. [He farmed the next farm to Crown Point] 

1802, Jan. 26, John Lunt Farmer and Eliz th Pover S., L. 
1802, Aug. 26, Wm. Bate Par. of Walton farmer and Mary 

Chadwick S., L. 

1 90 History of the Ancient Chapel of S tret ford. 

1802, Sep. 21, John Withington Farmer and Sarah Hartley S. 
Wid, L. 

1802, Sep. 27, Henry Bannister Weaver and Martha Stephen- 

1802, Dec. 6, Adam Chadwick of M. Manuf r and Mary Buckley 
S., L. 

1802, Dec. 1 8, Wm. Knight Farmer and Martha Rogers Wid. 
S., L. 

1803, Jan. 4, Jos h Scholfield Clockmaker and Mary Fletcher. 
1803, J an - 8, Edw d Bailey Weaver and Mary Cross Widow S. 
1803, feb- T 4> Thos. Boskow of Warrington Sailcloth Manuf r 

and Martha Wilkinson S., L. 

1803, Mar. 14, John Baguley Weaver and Alice Chapman S. 

1803, Mar. 21, Tho. Barton S. Farmer and Sarah Woodward 
of Wilmslow, L. 

1804, Jan. 2, Rich d Wroe S. Farmer and Mary Thorniley of 
Hulme, L. [Farm at Cornbrook.] 

1804, Feb. 14, Wm. Jones Weaver and Ellen Gibbon S. [lived 
in Darbyshire lane.] 

1804, June 1 8, Geo. Royle of Flixton Farmer and Nancy 
Sharlot S., L. 

1804, J un e 26, Wm. Bradshaw Farmer and Alice Turner S. 
Wid. [both of Toad Lane.] 

1804, June 29, Thos. Jones of S. Weaver and Mary Ann 
Morris of M. 

1804, July 23, Rich d Scarbrick of S. Publican and Carolina 
Parkinson of M. 

1804, Aug. 13, John Sharlock of S. Wheelwright and Alice 
Hill of Salford. 

1804, Aug. 20, Jon n Woodhall Lab r and Eliz th Berry S. 

1804, Sep. i, Thos. Kay Yeoman and Ann Ogden S. Wid., L. 

1804, Oct. I, Jas. Robinson of S. Farmer and Sarah Orman of 

1804, Oct. 9, Wm. Renshaw Lab r and Sarah Owen S. [lived 
in King Street.] 

Manchester Registers. 191 

Odd Notes. 

1841, June I, Mr. Steven Raingill of S. to Harriet only daugh- 
ter of William Stevenson, Esq., of the Brookhouse: 

Burials at the Collegiate Church, Manchester, 

From Stretford. 
Extracted by John Owen, vol. xl. pp. 6278. 

1574, Maie 8, Richard Richardson "of Stretford" [all the entries 
are so described in the Register unless here otherwise expressed]. 

1574, Aug. u, John sonne to John Barlowe. 

1575, Mar. 30, Anne daughter to Robert Hampsonne. 
1575-6, Jan. 27, John wief to John Harryson. 
1575-6, Mar. 14, John Hampsonne. 

1576, Sep. 1 6, John sonne to Rich d Gee. 

1578, Ap. 17, Geo. Gatliffe. 

1579, Mar. 30, John Barlowe, Howsehoulder. 
1579, Aug. 9, John Gee, Howsehoulder. 
1580-1, Jan. 21, widowe to Henrie Barlowe. 
1582, Aug. 10, Elline wief to Giles Gee. 
1582, Sep. 27, John Gatley. 

1582, Oct. 24, Edw d Abrahame. 

1582, Dec. 26, Rich d Bradshawe of the old pke of Trafford. 
1582-3, Mar. 23, Rich d Reynshall. 

1583, June 14, John Hill, drowned. 

1583, June 30, Margret wief to Rich d Gee, drowned. 
1583, Julie 9, Giles Gee. 

1583, Dec. 1 8, Robert Mosse, Howshoulder. 
1583-4, Jan. 10, Henry Hampsonne. 

1583-4, Mar. 13, Elizabeth wief of John Hampson. 

1584, Mar. 31, Anthonie Romsden keeper of Trafford p'ke. 
1584, Sep. 6, Lawrence Bennet of Trafford. 

1584, Oct. 2, Anne Wydowe of James Hudson. 
1584-5, Jan. 25, Rauffe Lyngart Cooke at Trafford. 
1584-5, Mar. i, Henry Hughes. 

192 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1585, June 15, Bartholomew Sandyefield a late Servant at 

1586, Julye 4, Edward Jackson, Howshoulder. 

1586, Oct. 1 8, Henry Burgreave, Servant at Trafford. 
1586-7, Jan. 12, Robert Dycconson, Servant at Trafford. 

1587, Ap. 19, Will'm Reynshall Howshoulder. 
1587, Maie 4, John Hudson Howshoulder. 
1587, Aug. 31, Even wyf Robert Howshoulder. 
1587, Oct. 11, Richard Harrison. 

1587, Nov. 19, Katherine Hampson a poor woman of Stretford. 
1587-8, Jan. 29, Godfray Dombell Howshoulder. 

1587-8, ffeb. 17, Edward ffletcher Howshoulder. 
1587-8, Mar. 3, Christopher Hughes Howshoulder. 
1587-8, Mar. 1 8, Rauffe Barlowe Howshoulder. 

1588, Ap. 4, Will'm Mosse Howshoulder. 
1588, June 17, John son of Richard Spencer. 
1588, Aug. 20, Richard son of Rychard Harryson. 
1588, Sep. 5, John Hache Housholder. 

1588, Nov. 8, Thomas Dytchfeild Gardner at Trafford. 

1589, Dec. 21, Edmunde Houlte Householder. 

1590, Aug. 15, Richard Hampsone Householder. 
1590, Aug. 18, Margery wief to Will'm Barker. 
1590, Sep. 2, Rauffe Awyne. 

1590-1, Jan. 9, Richard Barlowe Housholder. 

1591-2, Mar. 2, Will'm Wood Housholder. 

1591-2, Mar. 21, Will'm Johnson. 

1592, Maie 8, Oliv r Barlowe Housholder. 

1592, Julie 13, Anne wief of John Gee. 

1592, Nov. 30, Thomas Davy a servantman in Stretford. 

1592, Dec. 11, Will'm Robinson Housholder. 

1593, Dec. 17, Isabell wief of Richard Barker. 

1594, June 30, John Chourton Housholder. 
1594-5, Jan. 6, Thomas Harrison. 

1594-5, Jan. 25, John Holme of Trafford g'. 

1594-5, ffeb. n, Hugh Hampson of Crofeltyate Housholder. 

Manchester Registers. 193 

1595, Ap. 30, Jane Gascoyne an old woman of Stretford. 
1 596-7, Mar. 4, Thomas Johnson. 
1 596-7> Mar. 15, Katherine ffletcher. 

1597, Aug. 6, Richard Robinson. 

1597-8, Jan. 12, John Hampson Housholder. 

1598, Apr. 20, Massy Widowe of Richard Gee. 
1598, June 19, Thomas Gilbodie. 

1598, June 27, Elline Wief of John Johnson. 

1598, Nov. 19, Elline Wief of John Barlowe. 

1599, June 30, John Gee Housholder. 

1599, Aug. 19, An infant of Thomas Haughton Horskeep. at 

1599, Nov. 25, John Johnson Housholder. 

1600, Maie 10, y e Widowe of Richard Richardson. 
1600, Maie 28, John Mosse. 

1600, Sep. 22, Robert Lacy of Trafford Huntsman. 
1 600- 1, Jan. i, Thomas Hampson. 

1 600- 1, Jan. 4, John Hodgkinson. 

1601, Apr. 22, Richard Spencer. 

1601, Maie 13, Rauffe son of John Gee. 
1601-2, ffeb. 17, Elline Widdowe of John Gee. 

1602, Ap. 8, William Gregory. 
1603-4, J an - 2 Anne Gee. 

1604, Nov. 13, Jone dau. of Thomas Harryson. 

1604-5, J an - l > John Reynshall. 

1604-5, ffeb. 7, A child of Richard Harrison. 

1605-6, ffeb. 2, John Johnsonne. 

1606, Mar. 30, John Gatley. 

1606, Julie 3, Thomas sonne of William Hodgkinson. 

1606, Aug. 8, John Chowerton. 

1606-7, Mar. 17, Tho. bastard son of William Richardson of 
Urmston and Ellyn Johnson of Stretford. 

1607, June 8, Richard son of Thomas Harryson. 
1607, Aug. i, Harrison. 

1607, Aug. 9, Margret Dau. to Abraham Lorte of Trafford. 

C C 

1 94 History of the Ancient Cliapel of Stretford. 

1607, Nov. 20, Elizabeth y e Wieff of Olyver Barlow. 

1607, Dec. 12, Wieff of William Hampson of Crowfeldyate. 
1607-8, ffeb. 14, Isabell Wyeffe of Henry ffalkner. 

1607-8, Mar. 24, Alexander Radcliffe gent. 

1608, Aug. 27, An infant of Anthony Barret. 
1608-9, Jan. 27, An infant of James Chowreton. 

1609, Maye 4, Richard son of Thomas Harryson als Salter. 
1609, Maye 7, Robte Mosse Howsholder. 

1609, June 1 8, An infant of Charles Gee. 
1609, Oct. 23, Raphe son of John Barlow. 

1609, Nov. 28, John Harrison. 

1609-10, ffeb. 28, John son of Thomas Harrison als Salter late 
of Stretford. 

1609-10, Mar. 4, Nicho^ son to Anthony Barrocke. 

1610, Apr. 9, An infante of John Johnson. 

1610, Apr. 20, Katherin Dau. of Richard Harrison. 
1610, Apr. 25, Joane y e Wyffe of Raphe Johnson. 
1610, May 24, Mary, Dau. of Thomas Reynshall. 
1610, May 25, Raphe Gilbodye Labourer. 
1610, Aug. 23, Elline Dau. of Robt. Hollinprieste. 
1610, Oct. 6, Robte son to Raphe Mosse. 

1610, Dec. 26, Margaret Dau. of Thomas Gilbodie buried. 
1610-11, ffeb. 25, Anne Wydowe of John Royle. 
1610-11, Marche 4, Amerie Dau. of John Barlowe. 

1611, Aug. 26, Isabell Dau. of Will'm Barlowe. 
1611, Nov. 3, Thomas son of John Hey. 
1611, Dec. 9, John Barlowe Housholder. 

1611, Dec. 27, Ellyn y e wydowe of John Hudson. 
1611-2, Mar. 13, Thomas son of Thomas Renshaw. 

1612, Aug. 17, Alexander son of Alexander Barlowe. 
1612, Sep. 4, Katherine Dau. to Henrie H . . . . 
1612, Nov. 5, James Hewes. 

1612, Nov. 27, An infant of Henerye ffawkener. 
1612-3, Jan. 18, Ellin ye Wyffe of Richard Spenser. 

1613, May 12, Anne ye Wyffe of Robte Gilbodye. 

Manchester Registers. 195 

1613, June 5, Elizabeth wyffe to John Skellorne. 

1613, Aug. 15, Elizabeth Dau. of John Renshaw. 

1613, Aug. 25, John Hanson als Salter. 

1613, Sep. 5, An infant of Will'm Hampsone of Crowfieldyate. 

1613, Sep. 6, Thomas son of Thomas Harrison. 

1613, Sep. 28, Richard Johnson. 

1613, Oct. i, John son to John Barker. 

1613, Oct. 19, . . . . sonne to [Anthony ?] Barret. 
1613-4, Jan. I, Richarde sonne to Thomas Gilbodie. 
1613-4, ffeb. 19, An infant of Richard H arisen. 
1613-4, ffeb. 21, Margaret Wyffe of Richard Harison. 
1613-4, Mar. 8, Alice Wydowe of John Harrison als Salter. 

1614, Apr. I, John Selhorne of Trafford. 
1614, Apr. 23, Robert Mosse, Taylier. 

1614, Maye 30, Elizabeth Dau. of William Hampson. 
1614, Nov. 8, Elizabeth Widowe of Richard Spenser. 
1614, Dec. 14, Elizabeth Wyffe of Xpoffer Hampson. 

1614, Dec. 29, William Sonne of William Rainshawe. 
1614-5, Jan. 30, William Harrison. 

1614-5, Mar. 7, Edward Utley Servant to S r Edmund Traf- 
ford Knight. 

1615, Maye 16, Ellin Dau. of Margret Hanson als Salter. 

1616, Apr. 28, An infant Sonne to Raphe Mosse. 
1616, Maye 20, Margret Wyffe to Hughe Brooke. 
1616, June 4, John Johnson. 

1616, Julye 18, Richard sonne of John Gee. 
1616, Nov. 26, Charles Gee thelder buried. 

1616, Dec. 5, John sonne of John Mosse Sen r . 
1616-7, J an - 5 Raphe sonne of William Barlowe. 
1616-7, ffeb. I2 Elizabeth Dau. of Arthur Manwaringe. 

1617, Ap. 5, William sonne of John Urmston. 
1617, Maye 16, Isabell Daughter of Robarte Mosse. 
1617, Maye 1 6, John sonne of Anthonye Barret 
1617, June 28, Jane Mosse. 

1617, Aug. 27, Samuel sonne of James Ottiwells. 

1 96 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1617, Nov. 17, Christopher Hampson. 

1618, Julie I, Anne y e Wydowe of John Raynshawe. 

1618, Aug. 19, Thomas ffalkner. 

1618-9, Jan. 5, Emme Daughter to Justian Cartwright of 

1618-9, ffeb. 2, Phillippe sonne of James Ottiwells. 

1618-9, fifeb- 7, An infant of Richard Johnson. 

1618-9, ffeb. 23, Marye Daughter of James Parre. 

16189, Mar. i, Elline Daughter of William Hampson of 

1619, Maie 23, Hughe Davenporte. 

1619, Aug. 7, Ellin Daughter of Edward Johnson. 

1619, Aug. 26, Edward Jenkinson. 

1619, Aug. 31, Hughe Brooke. 

1619, Dec. 2, An Infant of Anthonie Barrett. 

1619, Dec. 14, An Infant of Mr. Cheesman of Strettford Minister. 
1619-20, Jan. 18, Katherine Dau. of John Gee. 

1619-20, ffeb. 12, Jeane Widowe of John Johnson. 
1619-20, Mar. 6, John sonne of James Ottiwells. 
1619-20, Mar. 9, Alexander Barlowe. 

1620, Mar. 29, Thos. Mosse. 

1620, Ap. 8, William sonne of William Barlowe. 
1620, Maye 4, Elizabeth wife of Arthur Gregorie. 
1620, Maye 23, Edward Davenporte. 
1620, June 6, Elizabeth Johnsonne. 

1620, June 12, William Hampsonne of Crowffieldyate by 

1620, Aug. 19, James Deane. 

1620, Sep. n, George Sonne of William Hampsonne. 

1620, Nov. 30, John Harrison als Salter. 

1621, Apr. 23, Richard Owen Householder. 

1621, Julie 7, Margaret Widowe of Thomas ffalkner. 
1621, Julie 14, Elizabeth Widowe of Robarte Mosse. 
1621, Oct. 15, Jane Dau. of Thomas Browne buried. 
1621, Nov 3, Elizabeth Dau. of John Barker. 

Manchester Registers. 197 

1621-2, ffeb. 2, Isabell y e widowe of John Ottiwells. 
1621-2, ffeb. 8, Josua sonne of James Radcliffe. 
1621-2, ffeb. 26, Robart sonne of Anthonye Barrett. 
1622, Maye 4, Mathewe Lytherland Servant to the Right 
Wor 11 S r Cecill Trafford Knight. 

1622, Maye 20, ffrancis Sonne to John .... 

1622, Julye 22, Richard Sonne of Thomas Gee. 

1622, Aug. 22, Edmund Sonne of Thomas Rainshawe killed. 

1622, Oct. 9, John Browne of Trafford. 

1622, Dec. 2, Thomas Bamfford. 

1622-3, ffeb. 27, Elizabeth Dau. of John Hey. 
1622-3, Mar. 14, Samuel Sonne of John Gee. 

1623, Mar. 29, Alice Dau. of William Rainshall. 
1623, Ap. 2, Anthonye Barrett. 

1623, Ap. 4, Ellin wife of William Mosse of y e Higin lane in 

1623, Maye 5, Elizabeth wife of George Barker. 
1623, Aug. 15, Margerye Dau. of John Barlowe. 
1623, Aug. 20, Risbell y e Wife of Richard Johnson. 

1623, Aug. 25 Wyffe of John Barton. 

1623, Sep. 5, Marye Dau. of James Deane. 

1623, Sep. 8, Thomas Harrison. 

1623, Oct. 21, Gabriel Sonne of William Mosse. 

1623, Oct. 24, Margaret Gee, Spinster. 

1623, Oct. 26, Dyna Wyffe of John Barlowe. 

1623, Dec. 10, Robart Mosse. 

1623, Dec. 17, A poor child of Stretford. 

1623, Mar. 11, Margaret Wyffe of John Richardson. 

1624, Maye 31, Elizabeth Wyffe of John Dicconson of Trafford. 
1624, Julie 3, John Dickonson of Trafford. 

1624, Sep. 26, The Widdowe of John Mosse. 

1624, Dec. 6, Raphe Gee. 
1624-5, Jan. 1 8, Thomas Gregorie. 

1624-5, Mar. 1 6, Thomas sonne of Ellin Spencer. 

1625, Julie 18, John sonne of John Chourton, drowned. 

1 98 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1625, Aug. 28, Robarte sonne of John Gee. 
1625, Sep. 10, Samuel sonne of Raphe Gee. 
1625, Sep. 22, Joseph sonne of Henrye ffawkener. 

1625, Dec. 16, Edward sonne of Gawther Gaskin [Gawlter 
Gaskell] buried. 

1626, Mar. 29, An Infant of James Ottiwell. 
1626, June 4, Isabell Dau. of Charles Gee, yeoman. 
1626, July 7, Robarte Crowther Shoomaker. 

1626, July 21, The wife of Thomas Salter. 

1626, Oct. 30, Mr. Tylecote of Stretford preacher. 

1627, Apr. 19, Richard sonne of John Gee. 
1627, June 15, Thomas Holland. 

1627, June 27, Ales Dau. of William Mosse. 
1627, Julie 2, An Infant of John Rainshawe. 
1627, Julie 6, Elizabeth Dau. of Ottiwell Worsley. 
1627, Aug. i, Ellin wyffe of George Warde. 

1627, Oct. 31, John Barker. 

1628, Ap. 29, Arthur Gregorie. 
1628, Nov. 9, Alice Gregorye. 

1628, Dec. 8, An Infant of Abraham Tailier. 

1629, Ap. 29, Jane Dau. of John Crowder. 

1629, Aug. 23, Katherin Wyffe of John Harrison. 

1629, Oct. 30, Isabell Wydowe of Hughe Davenporte of Stret- 
ford Gent. 

1630, June I, An infant of Abraham Telior. 
1630, June 14, An infant of James Ottiwell. 
1630, Sep. 4, Isabell Wyffe of Arthur Manwaring. 

1630, Oct. 19, Thomas Sonne of Gualter Gaskell of Hulme. 

1630, Oct. 27, Thomas Sonne of John Johnsonne. 
1630-1, Jan. 28, Samuell Sonne of Thomas Newton. 

1631, Ap. 3, John Gee. 

1631, Ap. 10, Elizabeth Dau. of Edward Hampson. 
1631, Ap. 17, Wyffe of Richard Gee. 
1631, June 7, John sonne of Henrye Knighte. 
1631, Aug. 8, Elizabeth Widowe of John Chourton. 

Manchester Registers. 199 

1631, Sep. 17, Randle Newall Servant to the honnorable S r 
Humfrey Davenporte Lorde Chief Barren of his Majesty's Ex- 
chequer deceased at Trafford. 

1631-2, Jan. 15, Hughe Chourton Seruant to S r Cecill Traf- 
ford Knighte. 

1631-2, Mar. u, Elizabeth Dau. of Cisley Spenser and Ed- 
mund Shallcross of S. 

1632, Aug. 24, John sonne of James Ottiwells. 
1632, Sep. 21, Elizabeth Dau. of George Barker. 
1632, Oct. 30, Ellin Wyffe of Robarte Syddell. 

1632, Dec. 21, An Infant of Marg 1 Hampson and John Younge 
both of S. 

1632, Dec. 29, Charles Gee yeoman. 

1632-3, Jan. 22, Mary Wyffe of Anthonye Bird. 

1632-3, Jan. 28, Anne Dau. of John Gee. 

1632-3, Mar. 4, An infant of Richard Richardson. 

1633, Ap. 5, John Barlowe. 

1633, Maye 6, Thomas Gee, Yeoman. 
1633, Maye 30, Priscilla Dau. of William Barker. 
1633, Aug. 5, Ellin Wyffe of Hughe Manwaringe. 
1633, Sep. 1 8, Elizabeth Barker. 

1633, Sep. 30, Richard Dickinson Servant to S r Cecill Trafford 

1633, Oct. 24, Elizabeth Wyffe of John Barlowe. 
1633-4, Jan. 26, Elizabeth Dau. of Hugh Manwaring. 
1633-4, ffeb. IO > Marye Dau. of Thomas Crowther. 
1633-4, ffeb. 14, Henrye Hewes, Yeoman. 

1633-4, ffeb. 18, Bridget Dau. of John Crowther. 

1634, June 18, Katherin Dau. of Thomas Syddell. 
1634, June 22, .... to Thomas Syddell. 

1634, Oct. 3, John Barlowe. 

1634, Nov. 10, Robarte Sonne of John Crowder. 

1634, Nov. 19, John Sonne of Thomas Barlowe. 
1634-5, ffeb. 18, John Sonne of John Bente. 

1635, Nov. i, Anne Dau. of Thomas Gilbodye. 

2OO History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1635, Nov. 18, Samuell Sonne of Samuell Telior. 
1635, Nov. 28, Martha Dau. of Thomas Gilbodye. 
1635, Dec. 7, Elizabeth Dau. of James Otiwell. 
1635, Dec. 8, Edward sonne of Richard Gilbodye. 

1635, Dec. 31, Robarte Sonne of Ottiwell Worsley. 
1635-6, Jan. 2, Thomas Sonne of Robarte Worsley. 
1635-6, Jan. 25, Marye Dau. of James RadclifTe. 
1635-6, Jan. 29, Samuel Sonne of John Gee. 
1635-6, ffeb. 21, An Infant of Joseph Telior. 
1635-6, Mar. 18, Alice Wyffe of William Barlowe. 

1636, June 22, .... to James Radcliffe. 

1636, June 24, James Radcliffe y e younger. 
1636-7, ffeb. 3, John Carrington. 

1637, Aug. 8, Richard Gilbodye. 

1637, Oct. 7, Robart sonne of William Brundret of Stretford. 
1637, Oct. 24, William sonne of William Brundrith of Trafford. 
1637, Nov. 4, Elizabeth Wyffe of John Mosse. 
1637, Nov. 12, Robart sonne of William Brundreth of Trafford. 

1637, Dec. 1 8, Alice Dau. of William Chourton. 
1637-8, ffeb. 6, John Mosse. 

1637-8, Mar. 19, Anthonye Birde. 

1638, Ap. 12, An infant of Robarte Richardson. 
1638, June I, Ellin Dau. of Otiwell Worsley. 
1638, June 12, Alice Wyffe of John Gee. 

1638, Sep. I, Hughe Manwaring. 

1638, Dec. 6, Margret Widowe of Thomas Mosse. 

1638, Dec. 24, An infant of William Brundredds of Trafford. 

1639, Maye 13, Ellin Widowe of John Raynshawe. 
1639, June 30, Anne wyfe of Thomas Crowther. 

1639, Julye 9, Sarah Dau. of Mr. Humfrey Tilecote deceased 
at Stretford. 

1639-40, ffeb. 12, Margerie Widowe of Arnald Baxter. 

1640, Aprill 3, An infant of Thomas Walker. 

1640, Aprill 28, John Mosse of Stretford who was sleane. 
1640, Aug. 9, George Barker. 

Manchester Registers. 201 

1640-1, Jan. 15, Nathaniell sonne of Katherine Taylier. 
1640-1, Mar. 10, James sonne of Richard Hewes. 

1641, Aug. 8, Elizabeth Dau. of William Barker. 

1642, June 4, Raphe Johnson. 

1642, June 8, Anne wyfe of William Raynshaw. 

1643, Apr. JO, Ellin wyfe of Raphe Mosse. 
1643, Apr. n, John sonne of James Parre. 

1643, Mar. 13, Ellin wyfe of Richard Hewes. 

1644, Maye 18, An infant of Thomas Salter. 
1644, Aug. 17, An infant of James Rigbie. 
1644, Nov. n, Ester wyfe of Hennerye Knighte. 

1644, Nov. 20, William Barlowe. 

1644-5, J an - 26, An infant of Robart Edge. 

1645, Apr. I, An infant of Richard Hughes. 

1645, Apr. 5, Ellin Wyfe of Richard Hughes. 

1646, Apr. 15, Katherine Wyfe of James Parr. 
1646, Aug. 2, An infant of John Mosse. 

1646, Aug. 12, Ann Dau. of John Gee. 
1646-7, Jan. 5, William Chorlton. 

1647, Oct. 15, Ales Dau. of William Shalcross. 
1647, Oct. 1 6, Alexander Sonne of James Knight. 
1647, Nov. 28, Margaret Wiffe of Thomas Renshaw. 
1647, Dec. 8, Ales Dau. of William Chorlton. 

1647, Dec. X 9> Ottiwell Worsley. 

1647-8, Jan. 21, Ellen Dau. of Roger Gilbodie. 
1647-8, ffeb. 14, Isabell Dau. of John Gee of Higgine Lane in 

1647-8, ffeb. 23, A child of John Sewell. 

1648, Ap. 30, Christian Dau. of John Suell. 
1648, June 6, Isabell Wiffe of Anthonie Barrett. 
1648, June u, Margret Wiffe of John Seddon. 
1648, June 14, Margaret Wiffe of Charles Gee. 
1648, Oct. 23, William Brundreth of Stretford. 
1648, Nov. 30, Margaret Pollett, Spinster. 
1648, Dec. 1 6, Margaret Carrington. 

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2O2 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretf or d. 

1648-9, Jan. 14, Ellen Wiffe of William Brundreth of Stretford. 
1648-9, ffeb. 7, Ellin Wiffe of William Chorlton [this is repeated 
on the 23]. 

1648-9, ffeb. 9, John sonne of James Ottiwell. 

1648-9, ffeb. 21, Ann. Dau. of Thomas Siddall. 

1648-9, Mar. 17, Isabell Wiffe of Alexander Barlowe. 

1648-9, Mar. 24, Samuel sonne of John Tayler. 

1649, Ap. 3, Elizabeth Wiffe of James Johnson als. Ottiwell. 

1649, Ap. 9, Anna Wiffe of James Johnson. 

1649, Ap. 14, Hanna Dau. of William Brundret. 

1649, Maie 10, Elizabeth Renshall. 

1649, Aug. 17, John Johnson. 

1649, Aug. 1 8, Henry Shalcross. 

1649, Aug. 22, Marie Wiffe of Thomas Gee. 

1649, Sep. 3, Margret Wiffe of John Tayler. 
1649-50, ffeb. 1 6, Edward sonne of William Renshawe. 
1649-50, feb. 20, Richard Harrison. 

1650, Maye 7, Elizabeth Dau. of John Mosse. 

1651, Ap. 10, Richard Mosse deceased at Trafford. 
1651, June 25, Ellen wiffe of Raphe Gee. 

1651, Aug. 15, Mary wiffe of Richard Harrison. 
1651, Sep. 5, Thomas Harrison. 
1651, Sep. 20, Ann Dau. of Richard Harrison. 
1651, Oct. 8, Emye Wiffe of William Shalcrosse. 

1651, Nov. 22, Henry Knight. 

1652, Apr. 27, Thomas Sonne of Roger Gilbodie. 
1652, May 10, Elizabeth Wiffe of William Mosse. 
1652, July 26, Edward sonne of James Knight. 
1652, Aug. 2, Briget Wiffe of John Crowther. 
1652, Aug. 19, James sonne of William Mosse. 
1652, Sep. 28, Ellen wiffe of William Renshaw. 
1652, Oct. 4, Elizabeth wiffe of John Johnson. 

1652, Oct. 20, Ann wiffe of Abraham Tayler. 
1652-3, ffeb. 14, Ales wiffe of Gother Gaskell. 

1653, Ap. 9, Joan Dau. of John Anderton. 

Manchester Registers. 203 

, Julie 19, Katherin Dau. of Richard Gilbodie. 
1653, Aug. 30, William Mosse. 
1653, Sep. 17, Thomas Crowther. 

1653, Oct. 20, Ellis sonne of William Heyes. 

1654, Ap. u, William Mosse. 

1654-5, Jan. 22, Joan Dau. of Richard Gee. 
1654-5, ffeb. 6, William Barker. 

1655, May 28, John sonne to y e Right Wor 11 William Massey 
of Pottington Esq. deceased at y e house of y e Right Wor 11 S r 
Cecill Trafford of Trafford Knight. 

1655, June n, Milldred Wiffe of William Massey of Potting- 
ton Esq. deceased at Trafford. 

1655, June 29, John Barlowe. 

1655-6, ffeb. 13, Elizabeth wiffe of Thomas Salcrosse. 

1656, Aug. 15, Thomas Shalcrosse. 

1657, Ap. 2, Gabriell sonne of John Mosse. 
1657, Ap. 8, Katherin Hamson Widowe. 

1657, Oct. 16, Mary dau. of James Ottiwell. 
1657-8, Jan. 13, John Chourlton. 

1657-8, Jan. 26, James Harrison. 

1658, Aug. 30, Ann d. of John Crowther. 
1658, Sep. 2, Elizabeth d. of James Worsley. 
1658, Dec. 3, Joan d. of Lawrence Crowther. 

1660, Oct. 25, Anne wiffe of Roger Gilbodie. 

1 66 1, Ap. 6, Elizabeth Turner. 

1661, Aug. i, Saml. s. of Richard Gee. 

1662, May 22, Humphrey Gee. 

1662, Aug. 13, Henry Hurdus deceased at Trafford. 
1662, Aug. 26, Edward Hamson, 

1662, Dec. 8, Saml. s. of Jeremie Chourlton. 
1662-3, J an - !5> Raphe Mosse, yeoman. 
1662-3, ffeb. 13, James Chourlton. 

1662-3, ffeb. 27, William Chourlton. 

1663, Mar. 28, James s. of James Ottiwell. 
1663, Mar. 31, James s. of William Shalcrosse. 

204 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1663, Ap. I, Thomas Crancke deceased at Trafford. 
1663, Ap. 13, Mary d. of Edward Hamson. 

1663, July 27, Lydia d. of William Shalcrosse. 

1664, Mar. 29, Margaret d. of John Shalcrosse. 

1664, Nov. 4, Isabell Manwaring. 

1664-5, J an - 6, A poor Woman Traveller deceased in Stretford. 
1664-5, ffeb. 15, Joan dau. of Edmund Barlowe. 
1664-5, Mar. 24, Joan dau. of Richard Gee. 

1665, June 3, Thomas s. of John Shalcross. 
1665, Jurue 30, John Gee, yeoman. 

1665, Aug. 3, Joseph s. of James Johnson als. Otiwell. 
1665, Aug. 13, Ann Dragot Gent, deceased at S r Cecill Traf- 
ford of Trafford Knight. 

1665, Sep. 10, Samuel s. of Samuel Johnson. 
1665, Oct. 14, Richard s. of Lawrence Crawther. 

1665, Dec. 9, Nicholas s. of Nicholas Hall. 
1665-6, ffeb. 25, William s. of Edward Hamson. 

1666, May 1 6, Edward s. of Edward Richardson. 
1666, May 16, Mary d. of John Alkey. 

1666, May 26, Gyles son of Gyles Crawther. 
1666-7, ffeb. n, Ellen Mosse Widowe. 
1666-7, ffeb. 22, Isabell Gee Widowe. 

1667, Ap. 14, Ellen Harrison Widowe. 
1667, Oct. I, Griffith Harries. 

1667, Nov. 1 6, Roger Mollineux deceased at Trafford. 
1667-8, Jan. 13, Thomas Roachdale deceased at Trafford. 

1668, May 1 8, Ann Worsley. 

1668, June 19, Mary wife of Edward Hamson. 
1668, Aug. 21, Raphe s. of John Barlowe. 

1668, Sep. 30, Ann w. of Edward Crowther. 
1668-9, Jan. 10, Jon n Johnson Slaine. 
1668-9, ffeb. 8, John Crowther, yeoman. 

1669, June II, Elizabeth Chourlton, Spincer. 
1669, Aug. 5, John s. of Wm. Shalcrosse. 
1669, Aug. 9, Jon n s. of Saml. Johnson. 

Manchester Registers. 205 

1669, Dec. 31, Alex r Radcliffe of S. gentleman. 

1670, Nov. 2, Jane w. of Jeremie Chourlton. 

1670, Dec. 31, Mary d. of Richd. Rigbie. 
1670-1, Jan. 9, Jane w. of Christopher Slater. 
1670-1, Jan. 23, James s. of Edward Hampson. 

1671, May 17, Peter s. of Bryan Marsh. 
1671, Oct. 10, Alice Chourlton, Widow. 

1671, Oct. 17, Peter Chester of Ashton Sup. Mersie slaine at 

1672, Ap. n, Richd. Richardson. 
1672, July 14, Thos. Davenport. 

1672, Aug. 29, John s. of James Taylor. 

1672, Dec. 30, Ann d. of Jas. Worsley. 
1672-3, ffeb. 1 8, John s. of James Jackson. 

1673, Nov. 6, John Clarkson deceased at Trafford. 
1673, Dec. 3, Martha w. of James Worsley. 

1673, Dec. 20, Saml. Johnson. 
1673-4, ff eD - 9 J onn s - of Jas. Worsley. 
1673-4, Mar. 20, John Chorleton. 

1674, Ap. 7, Margret Worsley, Widow. 

1674, Ap. 29, Margery w. of John Moss. 

1675, Ap. 15, Richd. Rigbey. 

1675, Aug. 31, Mary w. of Lawrence Crowther. 
1675, Sep. 27, Alice w. of Richd. Gee. 
1675, Nov. 23, Richd. Knight. 

1675, Dec. 28, Jane Davenport, Widowe. 

1676, Ap. I, Alice Gee of S. deceased in childbed of a bastard. 

1676, Ap. 8, Mary d. of the aforesaid Alice Gee. 
1676-7, ffeb. 8, Ellin Moss, Spinster. 

1677, Ap. 2, Amy w. of Wm. Shalcross. 
1677, May 7, John Knight. 

1677, Dec. 4, John Gee. 

1677, Dec. 24, Anne w. of Nicholas Hall of Trafford. 
1678-9, ffeb. 4, Alice w. of Thomas Hinsley. 
1678-9, Mar. 3, Ellen d. of Richd. Harrison. 

206 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1678-9, Mar. 14, Wm. Shalcross, yeoman. 

1679, July i, Henry s. of Jas. Knight. 

1680, July I, John s. of Jas. Taylor. 

1680, Oct. 3, John Moss. 

1 680- 1, Jan. 5, Alice Hughes. 

1681, Ap. 18, Saml. Chorleton of Stretford, Buryed there. 
1681, Ap. 25, John Barlow. 

1681, May 13, Edwd. s. of John Moss. 

1 68 1, June 2, Katherine Barlowe. 

1 68 1, July 2, Lawrence Crowther. 

1 68 1, Aug. u, Bryan Marsh of TrafTord. 

1 68 1, Sep. 2, Thos. Shalcross. 

1 68 1, Nov. 12, Thos. s. of Wm. Shalcross. 

1682, Ap. 9, John Davenport. 

1682, June 25, John s. of Jos h Knight. 

1683, Ap. I, Elizth d. of Richd. Hughes. 

1683, May I, Ellen w. of Wm. Renshall. 
1683-4, rTeb. 29, Amy d. of Wm. Shalcross. 

1684, Aug. 13, Alice Jackson. 

1684, Dec. 15, John Harrison als. Hugh. 
1684, Dec. 1 8, Mathew s. of Wm. Shalcrosse. 

1684, Dec. 23, Wm. s. of Robt. Mosse. 
1684-5, J an - 5> J onn Taylor. 

1685, May 23, Raphe Barlow. 

1686, July 26, Alice d. of John Deamport. 

1687, Sep. 27, Jas. s. of Richd. Harrison. 

1687, Dec. 30, Jane w. of Richd. Harrison als. Hughes. 

1687-8, Mar. 1 6, Mary Taylor. 

1687-8, Mar. 16, Alice d. of John Harrison. 

1689, July 3, Thos. s. of John Harrison. 

1689, Oct. 13, Two children of Richd. Harrison, stillborn. 

1689, Nov. 10, Ann d. of Thos. Davenport. 
1689-90, Jan. 28, Martha w. of Jas. Worsley. 
1689-90, ffeb. 11, Martha w. of Jas. Taylor. 

1690, July 19, Richd. Gee. 

Manchester Registers. 207 

1690, Dec. 2, John s. of Richd. Gee late of S. deceased. 

1691, Mar. 27, John s. of John Rigby. 
1691, May 24, Richd. s. of Geo. Richardson. 

1691, Dec. 29, Margaret w. of John Rigby. 

1692, Ap. 19, Alice d. of John Gee. 
1692, Ap. 22, Katherine d. of John Gee. 
1692, May 22, Thos. Tepping. 

1692, July 15, Alice Barlow, Widow. 

1692, Oct. 23, Thos. s. of Thos. Barlow. 
1692-3, feb. i, Jas. Kelsall. 

1693, Sep. 8, Katherine d. of John Gee. 
1693, Nov. 29, John Harrison. 

1693, Dec. 10, Eleanor Hilton. 

1693-4, feb. 17, Elizabeth d. of Geo. Richardson. 

1694, Nov. 5, Martha Wright. 

1694, Nov. 12, Elizabeth Richardson. 
1694-5, Jan. 2, Bridget Kelsall. 

1695, July 1 8, John Bent of S. was buried there. 
1695, Aug. 3, Thos. s. of Saml. Chorleton. 
1695, Aug. 3, Ann d. of Geo. Richardson. 
1695, Sep. 7, Elizth. Harrison, Widow. 

1695, Nov. 14, John Crowther. 

1695, Nov. 1 8, Edwd. Browne. 

1696-7, Jan. 1 6, Elizth. Morris. 

1696-7, Jan. 26, Mary Rigbey. 

1696-7, feb. 16, Thos. s. of John Harrison. 

1697, May 3, Mary d. of John Harrison. 

1697, Sep. 21, Robt. Mosse. 

1697, Oct. 28, Esther d. of Saml. Platt of Manch r buried at 

1698, feb. 17, Garrett son of Peter Heys. 

1699, Jan. 11, Mary d. of John Harrison of Straitford. 

1700, Jan. 15, Bridget d. of John Gee late of Stratford. 

1701, May 6, John Harrison of Stratford. 
1701, June n, Alice Bradshaw. 

208 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1701, June 26, Jas. Worsley. 

1701, June 27, Jeremia Chorleton of Stratford. 

1701, Aug. 3, John Worsley. 

1702, Ap. 1 8, Elizabeth Marsh of Throstle nest. 
1702, May 3, Ellen faulkner of Stratford widow. 
1702, Nov. 6, John Moss. 

1702, Dec. 26, Mary Harrison widow. 

1703, May 5, Wm. s. of Thos. Hampson. 
1703, Aug. 20, Catherine d. of Saml. Johnson. 

1703, Dec. 4, Alice d. of Joseph Knight. 
1703-4, Jan. 25, Mary Knight, Spinster. 

1704, Ap. 14, Jas. Knight. 

1704, June II, Alice Knight, spinster. 

1704, June 28, Sarah Harrison, Widow. 

1705, Oct. n, Eliz th d. of John Thornley. 

1705, Nov. 10, Jas. s. of John Artingstone of S. Bolster Weaver. 

1705, Mar. 5, Ann w. of Edmund Mort of S. Husbandman. 

1706, Sep. 8, Jane d. of John Thornley. 
1706, Nov. 29, Jas. s. of John Arstangstall. 

1706, Dec. 17, Richd. Knight, Carrier. 
1706-7, Jan. 8, Mary w. of John Arstall. 

1707, Ap. 30, John s. of John Knight. 
1707, May 5, Peter s. of Thos. Hampson. 
1707, Aug. 14, Millred Gee. 

1707, Nov. 8, Mary w. of Thos. Hampson. 

1708-9, ffeb. 6, Hannah Knight. 

1709, June 22, Hannah w. of Wm. Shalcross. 

1709, Oct. 28, Mary Knight, Widow. 

1709, Mar. 17, Eliz th D. of Saml. Johnstone. 

1712, Ap. i, Jos h s. of Jos h Knight. 

1712, Ap. 13, Ann d. of Jos h Knight. 

1712, May 2, Jas. s. of John Knight. 

1713, Mar. 27, Mary d. of Edward Downs. 

1714, June 19, Edwd. s. of Saml. Johnson. 

1715, Ap. i, Saml. Worthington of Olde Traford. 

Manchester Registers. 209 

1715-6, feb. 6, Wm. Shalcross. 

1718, Oct. 14, Ellen Davie. 

1719, Oct. 1 6, Eliz th w. of John Royle of Streetford. 

1719, Jan. 6, Sarah d. of John Knight. 

1720, Mar. 7, Ann d. of John Harrison of Stratford. 
1722, Jan. 23, Sarah d. of John Harrison of Streetford. 
1722, Aug. 20, John Richardson of Streetford. 

1722, Nov. 15, Mary Johnson. 

1725, Ap. 29, Wm. Barlow of Streetford. 

1727, Aug. 6, Jos h s. of Jos h Knight of Stretford. 

1727, Nov. 1 8, Thos. Hampson. 

1728, Ap. 28, Cleopas Ratcliffe of Streetford. 
1728, July 30, Saml. Johnson of Streetford. 

1728, Nov. 14, Mary w. of Saml. Thornley. 

1729, Ap. i, Mary Thornhill, Spinster. 

1729, May 31, Betterig w. of y e late Saml. Johnson. 
1729, July 8, Alice w. of John Knight. 
1729, July 14, Tho. s. of John Shallcross. 
1729, July 24, Tho. Taylor of Streetford. 

1729, Sep. 10. John Artingstall. 

1730, Sep. 1 6, Ann w. of Jos h Knight. 
1732, Oct. 24, Absola w. of John Pickston. 
1 733> J u ty 28, Wm. s. of John Shallcross. 

1734, Ap. i, Jos h Knight. 

1735, Ap. 13, Mary d. of John Shallcross. 

1735, Nov. 6, Anne Richardson, widow. 

1736, Mar. 12, Rich d Johnson. 

1738, Sep. 29, Geo. Rowbottom from Stretford. 

1738, Oct. 17, John Moss from Stretford. 

1739, Dec. 1 6, John Pickton Sen r . 

1740, Aug. 25, Jane d. of Peter Hampson. 

1741, Sep. 14, Tho. s. of John Eccles. 

1742, Ap. 21, Mary d. of y e late Rev. Mr. Jackson of Stretford. 

1743, Dec. i, Tho. s. of Tho. Royle. 
1743-4, feb. 5, Susan w. of John Walker. 


2 io History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1745, Aug. 29, John s. of John Roobottom. 

1745, Dec. 9, Mary d. of Tho. Fazackerley. 
1745-6, Jan. 31, Jas. Knight. 

1745-6, feb. 26, John Shawcross. 

1746, Sep. 25, Mary w. of Thos. Fazackerley. 

1749, Aug. 4, Eliz th w. of Joshua Royle. 

1750, July 31, Hannah d. of Henry Knight. 

Marriages at Eccles. 
Extracted by John Owen. 

1673, July 13, Richard Knight and Elizabeth Hatton de 

1701, Aug. 15, Humphrey Trafford gentleman and Mary Ash- 
ton eldest Dau. of Sir Ralph Ashton of Middleton. 

1732, Nov. 30, Wm. Hey wood H[ujus] and Mary Knight of 
Stretford, Lficense]. 

1734, May I, Philip Barnes de Derby Esq. and Miss Ann 
Trafford de Traffprd, L. 

1741, March 20, Richard Banks of Stretford in Manchester 
Parish and Ann Houghton of Barton, L. 

1744, Dec. 20, Wm. Higson of this Par. and Mary Falkner of 
Stretford in Manchester Parish by License. 

1750, Jan. 19, John Hankinson of Stretford and Mary Holcroft 
of Eccles. 

1759, May 30, John Baxter of the Par. of Manch. Minister of 
Stretford and Sarah Barlow of this Parish, L. 

Baptisms at Eccles. 
1700, .... Henry s. of William Taylor de Stretford. 

Burials at Eccles. 

1638, June 15, Richard Hope de Straitforde. 
1667, Aug. 19, John Knight of Stretford. 
1675, Nov. 6, Robert Turner de Stretford. 
1675, Nov. 6, John Turner de Stretford. 

Eccles and Stockport Registers. 2 1 1 

[1772, Dec. 31, Xri Bell of Trafford was buried at Eccles, and 
the fact was recorded on the gravestone of Richard Martinscroft 
of Manchester, who was buried Jan. 4, 1666, in the passage at 
the south entrance to Eccles Churchyard. (Lane, and Ches. 
Antiq. Soc., vol. iv. p. 264.)] 

Burials at Ashton-upon-Mersey. 
1655, Aug. 9, Wm. s. of Phillip Moss of Stretford. 
1741, Sep. 10, Mary wife of William Moss Crisspin from 

1777, Feb. 25, John Moss of Stretford. 

[Here end Mr. Owen's Extracts.] 


1609, May 5, Raphe sonne of John Barlowe of Trafford bap- 


[To avoid useless repetition the formula "of Stretford" or 
" Stretford " after each entry is omitted in these Extracts.] 
1772, July 26, Margaret D. of John Holcroft. 

1772, Nov. i, Peter son of Richard Siddall. 

1773, Jan. 10, Ellen Daug e of Mary Holbrook. 

1 The earliest extant Register at Chorlton-cum-Hardy contains at one end Bap- 
tisms from March 27, 1737, to December 6, 1812 ; and at the other end, on the first 
page, five Marriages from July 26, 1737, to June 12, 1751, followed by Burials from 
March 22, 1753, to December 17, 1812. At the baptismal end of the book a copy is 
inserted which was made by Mr. Clarke, Rector of Stretford in 1855, of "A Note of 
the Christeniges in our Chappell of Chorleton for the yeare 1639," (containing ten 
entries), which is preserved at Chester, and is the only Return from Chorlton prior to 
1737. These ten entries do not name Stretford, but indicate some of the family 
names prevalent there, namely : 

John the son of William Rennshall the 24 th of July. 

Edward the son of Edward Greenhall the 28 of July. 

Mary Heigham the daughter of Robert Heigham 23 d of August. 

John the sone of John Moores November 4 th . 

Mary daughter of George Hartley the 8th of December. 

212 History of the A ncient Chapel of Stretford. 

1773, Apr. 4, Mary Daug e of John Hill. 

1773, Aug. 29, Anne d. of Henry Renshaw Husbandman, and 
Jane his wife. 

1774, Oct. 9, Sarah D. of Richard Hankinson Farmer and 
Alice his wife. 

1775, Apr. 30, Mary d. of John Assheton Farmer and Mary 
his wife. 

1775, May 21, William s. of Richard Syddal Husb n and Mary 
his wife. 

1776, Nov. 24, Samuel s. of Saml. Whitelegg and Ellen his 

1777, Jan. 19, Anne d. of Ellen Barker. 

1777, May 25, Hannah d. of Richd. Syddal and Mary his wife. 
1777, June 8, Alice d. of John Johnson. 

1777, Sep. 7, Alice d. of Richd. Hankinson and Alice his wife. 

1778, Apr. 5, John s. of Mary Hardy. 

1778, May 17, Hannah d. of Thomas Richardson. 

1778, May 17, Anne d. of James Wrenshaw and Ellen his wife. 

1780, Feb. 25, John s. of Richard Hankinson. 

1780, Mar. 25, John s. of Saml. Whitelegge. 

1782, Aug. 25, Richd. s. of Richd. Hankinson. 

1782, Oct. 6, Mary d. of Mary Hancock. 

1784, May 2, Mary d. of Joseph and Elizabeth Lowe. 

1784, June 13, Ellen d. of Chas. Oldfield. 

1784, July 25, John s. of Wm. Hampson. 

1784, July 25, Mary d. of John Hale. 

1784, July 25, Sarah d. of Thos. Heywood. 

1784, Aug. 8, Isaac s. of Saml. Whitelegge. 

James the sone of John ffletcher the 16 of ffebruary. 

James hughes sone of Richard Hughes 22 th day of ffebruary. 

Mary Blomiley daughter of Richard Blomiley die predict. 

William Renshaw the son of William Rennshaw March 14 th . 

Mary Gilbody the daughter of Roger Gilbody 2 I st day of March. 

John Pollitt, curat. 
John Williamson, ^ 
Edmund Coppocke,}^" Watdens - 

Chorlton Registers. 2 1 3 

1784, Aug. 8, Ellen d. of James Brownhill. 
1784, Aug. 22, Geo. s. of Betty Downing. 
1784, Sep. 5, Mary d. of Richd. Hankinson. 

1784, Oct. 17, Thos. s. of Daniel Worthington. 

1785, Aug. 21, Jas. s. of Thos. Hill. 

1787, Mar. 1 8, John s. of James Turner. 

1788, Ap. 6, Margt. d. of Richd. Hankinson. 
1788, June i, Deborah d. of Fanny Alman. 

1788, Oct. 26, John s. of Geo. Jones. 

1789, June 28, Jas. s. of Wm. Syddal. 

1789, Oct. 4, Henry s. of Henry Stephenson. 

1789, Oct. 25, Emanuel s. of Emanuel Baker. 

1790, Oct. 24, James son of Jonathan and Mary Woodall. 

1791, Jan. 1 6, Eliz th d. of Geo. and Mary Jones. 

1791, July 17, Geo. s. of John and Ann Laycock [Lowcock ?]. 
1791, Aug. 7, Sophia d. of Alice Hardy. 

1791, Sep. 25, Susanna d. of Rich d Hankinson. 

1792, Dec. 14, Ellin d. of John and Ann Lowcock [Laycock ?]. 

1793, Aug. 4, James s. of Peter and Jane Leah. 

1794, May 1 8, Mary d. of Geo. and Mary Jones. 

1795, June 14, Wm. s. of Mary Walley. 

1725, Aug. 2, John s. of Thos. and Eliz th Davis. 

1796, July 17, Pheby d. of Saml. and Marg 1 Gibbern. 
1796, Aug. 7, Joseph s. of Esther Brogden. 

1796, Aug. 31, James s. of James and Ellin Lee. 

1797, Mar. 19, Sarah d. of Thos. and Betty Davies. 

1798, Aug 26, Hannah d. of Thos. and Eliz th Davies. 

1799, June 9, Ann d. of Esther Brogden. 

1800, June I, Deborah d. of Thos. and Betty Davis. 

1802, July II, Ann d. of Thos. and Betty Davis. 

1803, Nov. 27, Ann d of Thos. and Eliz th Davis. 
1805, Sept. 15, Benj n s. of Mary Walley. 

1807, Mav r 5> Thos. son of Thos. and Eliz th Davis. 
1811, Sep. 29, Isaiah s. of Chas. and Elizabeth Watts. 

2 1 4 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1772, May 7, Thomas Savage Stratford Husbandman. 

1779, Nov. 8, Charles Watson. 

1780, June 23, Sarah w. of John Worthington [died io th , aged 45]. 
1783, Sep. 5, Jas. s. of John Worthington [died 4 th , aged 8]. 
1783, Oct. 13, Mary d. of Jonathan Watson. 

1788, Jan. 10, Jane d. of John Worthington [died 8 th , aged 24]. 
1790, July 21, Alexander s. of the late Chas. Watson and 
Mary his wife. 

1790, Aug. 24, Sarah Worthington [died 23 rd , aged 28]. 

1794, Nov. 26, Esther Watson. 

1796, Sep. 8, James s. of James and Ellin Lee. 

1799, Feb. 25, Elizabeth Gibborn. 

1804, Mar. 4, Amelia d. of Thos. and Hannah Walker. 

1806, Feb. 2, John Worthington [died Jan. 31, aged 69]. 

1810, Ap. 24, James Lee. 

1 8 10, May I, Ellen Lee. 

1810, June 17, Edward son of Clayton and Mary Wright. 

[No Marriages]. 


1591-2, Marche 2, Henrye y e sonne of Robt. Hulme de Chorle- 
ton by Ellin Barlow de Stretford. 

1592, Alice the doughter of Richarde Elderson de Trafforde 
11 m'cij. 

1594, Anne the doughter of John Hampson de Stretforde 
15 Maij. 

1596, Ellin the doughter of John Ric'sonne de S. by Anne 
Marsshe 14 Novembris. 

1613, Margret the doughter of Alexander Barlowe of S. 18 day 
of July. 

1626-7, Alis the doughter of J . . Moores of Stretford 24 day. 

Didsbury Registers. 215 

1678, John the sonne of Edward Hulme^ .... 

c 11 4.- r TT I March 

bamuell trie sonne of ... Hamson r 

both of Stretford J ' 4 ' 

[Amongst Buryalls in 1614.]! 

Ellin Daught r of James Sydall de Stretford Baptzd. Nouemb r 
the 2 d Ano. Dom' 1686. 

Mary Daught r of Samuel Hampson de Stretford Baptizd. 
Nouemb r the II th 1686. 

Mary Daught r of Tho. Smith de Stretford Baptizd. Jan. y e 13 th 

James son of John Crowther de Stretford Baptzd. Jann. the 4 th 

Thomas son of William Renshaw de Stretford Baptzd. Jan. 17, 

[Foot of page 8.] John son of John Mosse Stretford Bap. 
Aprill the H th 1687. 

[Foot of page 9.] John son of John Crowther of Stretford 
Bap. Jan. 4, 1686. 

[Above weddings in 1688.] Marg 1 daughter of Thomas Smith 
de Stretford Bap. Jan. i8 th '85 [?] followed by 

Martha daughter of Tho. Smith Bap, last day of Jan., '87. 

[Amongst burials in 1672.] Marthah Daughter of James 
Syddall of Stretford Baptised May y e 2 I st 1688. 


1616, August, Elizabeth the d. of Richard Twiford of Stretford 
9 day. 

1623, June, Margerit the w. of Edward Browne of Stretford 
19 day. 

1 These erratic entries were probably made by the Rev. Peter Shaw, who about 
that time was attending to both Stretford and Didsbury. Amongst the Christenings 
for 1647 he has written " Mr. Peter Shaw Minisf of Didis'ry who succeeded Mr. John 
Walker Septemb r the thirteenth Annoq' 1685." 

2 1 6 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

1648, Dec r , Jane the wife of Gyles Gee of Stretford the first day. 

1666, Oct r , Mary the wife of [Mr. 1 ] Alexander Ratlife of Stret- 
ford 2. 

1674, Apr. 5, Thomas Boardman of Stretford. 

1691, Nov. 30, Adam Barlowe of Streetford. 

1694, Dec. . . . Alis Barlow of Stretford Widdo. 

1707-8, Feb. . . . Mary the doughter of William Hulme of 


Amongst the older tombstones still visible in the sadly neg- 
lected old Chapel-yard are the following : 
On west wall is a stone lettered : 

[i] This yard was enlarged 

and drained in the year 

1831 and the additional 

Land given by T. J. Trafford, 

Esq r . 

Jacob Brundrit ) Chapel 
Peter Hulme j Wardens. 
Dr n 10 feet g Deep. 



by 10 yards. 

Alongside of the above, and to the south of it, is a stone in- 
scribed : 

[2] William Rogerson 
who died February 22, 1831, aged* 2 5. 

Joshua Royle 
who died March 23, 1849, aged 33. 

Alice Royle 
who died May 25, 1884, aged 84 years. 

* "Mr." interlined. 

The Old Chapel-Yard. 217 

To the north, and nearer the wicket gate, is a stone on the 
ground, partly covered with soil : 

[3] Mary Ann 

and Margaret 

. . . May 

The next stone to the left of No. 3, also on the ground, is 
lettered at the head, as far as legible : 


Then comes one reared against the wall : 
[5] John son of William and 

. . . Bluer who departed 
this life January 29 th , .... 

aged 3 weeks. Also 
v their second son John who 
departed this life December 
20, 1 80 1, aged 7 weeks. 

Next, against the wall : 

[6] E. Harrop, 1807. 
Then : 

[7] John son of Isaac and Sarah 

Whitehead who departed this 
life April 5 th , 1801, aged 9 years. 

Next, against the wall : 

[8] J. Bealey, 1811. 

[9] William son of William and 
Hannah Richardson who 

departed this life April 
. . . 1816, aged . . . years. 

[10] John Fallows died 
December the i6 th 
1815, aged 85 years. 


2 1 8 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Also Alice his wife, 
died ........ 

[11] Edward the son of Richard 

and Sarah Smith who de- 

parted this Life June the 

io th 1802, aged 9 weeks. 

William Tysick of 

Manchester, Oct r 29 th , 


[12] Isaac Moss 1802. 

[13] This yard was enlarged and [drained ?] 
A.D. 1806 and the additional ....... 

given by Edward Marl ........... 

J' Brundrit } Chapel Wardens. 


J. Hulme 


by 19- 

Dr n 

Against the wall : 

[14] Sacred to the Memory of Ann Thompson who 
departed this life August 6 th 1 8 1 2, aged 64 years. 
Also Mary her [the rest is covered]. 

[15] In memory of Martha Holbrook who departed 
this life March 19 th 1803, aged 61 years. 

Below these, on the ground : 

[16] Heere lieth the body of John Holbrook of Stretford 

who departed this life July the io th 1810, aged 34 years. 

Jane the daughter of James and Jane Holbrook who 

departed this life November the 15 th 1810, aged . . years. 

The Old Chapel- Yard. 219 

Also Dennis their son . . . mber 2O th 1816, in his io th 

Jane wife of James Brundrit who died February . . . 
1818, aged 40 years. 

[17] Here resteth the Body of Margret wife of James Royle 

of Stretford who was buried July the 7, 1754, aged 55. 

William son of James Royle of Stretford departed this life 

Febuery y e 9 th 1732, And John his son departed this life August 

ye ^th 1738. Also Thomas his son departed this life August 

ye !th 1740. Likewise Mary his Daughter departed 

this life August y e 23 th 1746. 

[18] Ann Oldfield died July 31 st 1792, aged 82 years. 

[19] Here is interred the Body of Thomas Tipping of Stretford, 

who departed this life November 6 th 1751. 

Likewise Ellen his wife who died May the 22, 1775, 

aged 58 years. 

[20] Ellen the daughter of Henry and Mary Steven who 

departed this life March the 23 th 1771, aged 4 years. 

Also Thomas their son departed this Life June the 

28 th 1782, aged 3 years. Also Betty their daughter 

departed this Life June the 29 th 1783, aged 4 years. 

Parker Steven died July 25 th 1846, aged 9 months. 

[21] Here rest the Remains of Joseph Bent of Stretford who 

departed this Life October 25 th 1760, aged 55 years. Also 

Isaac his son departed this Life June 22 nd 1809, aged 75 years. 

Also Ann wif of Isaac Bent who departed this Life Feb. 

the 27 th 1799, aged 62 years. 

Alongside is : 

[22] Esther Johnson died April 23 rd 1796. 
Esther Gibbon died July 8 th 1798, aged 2 years. 

2 2O History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 
[23] HERa - vndER 


BodY OF AN- 




RYed MeRoh 

THe 5 - 1684. 

Alongside to the left is : 

[24] Here resteth the Body of Ja d 
Bir m died Dec r 12 th 1791 A 64. 
Hanna wife of Jared Binning 
ham departed this Life June 14 

1791, aged 66 years. 
William son of Ann Bir- 
mingham of Stretford 
was interrd lanuary 
Anno Dom 1749, Aetatis 
suse 2. 

To the north of the front gate, and partly covered with soil 
and grass, are Nos. 25 and 26, lying at the east end of the ancient 
chapel site. 

[25] Here Resteth the Body of 

the Rev. John Jackson 

A.M. buried Feb. [ye 2 I st ] 1740. 

M rs Eliz. Grant [ham] 

[buried] Jan. 14, 1733. 

[26] [The Rev.] John Baxter 

[who was] minister of [this] 

Chapel 19 year dyed [August] 

6 th 1766, aged 

6 1 years. 

The Old Chapel-Yard. 221 

Railed in to the north of the front gate : 

[27] Sacred to the Memory of 
Jonathan Hulme of Cross Street late of Stretford, Surgeon, who 

departed this life December 8 th 1829, aged 68 years. 
Also Betty his wife who died April 15 th 1847 aged 76 years. 

Also Jonathan their son, Member of the Royal College of 
Surgeons, who died on the 26 th day of January, 1813, in the 
22 nd year of his age. 

Also Emily their Daughter who died November 2 nd 1837, 
aged 25 years. 

Also Betty their Daughter who died May 11, 1852, aged 52 

Also Mary their Daughter who died May 28, 1855. 
Also Sarah their Daughter who died June 2 nd 1857, aged . . . 

Also Harriett their Daughter, Widow of Jedidiah 
Davenport, who died January II th 1871, aged 66 years. 

Between the above and the front wall is another railed-in 
stone, so covered with dirt as to be partly illegible. As far as 
decipherable it names : 

[28] Thomas Sothern son of 

. . . William Speakman May 12, 1801, aged II years. 
Also Lucy Eleanor their Daughter, Dec. 31, 1802. 
Also Benjamin Sothern their Son, April 25 th 1811. 

Also William Sothern 21, 1814. 

Also Ellen Sothern their Daughter 1816. 

Also Eliza their Daughter 

[29] Here resteth the Body of 

Jonathan Worthington 

who departed this life 

July y e 31 th 1769, Aged 

79 years. 

Mary his wife 

buried March the 30 

Ao Dom 1747, Aged 51 years. 

222 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Rebeccah the Daughter of 

Jonathan Worthington of 

Stretford who departed this 

Life April y e 2Q th 1727. 
Hannah his Daughter who 

departed this life July 

y e 10, 1730. Also Susanna 

his Daughter who departed 

this life June y e 26 th 1756. 

Nos. 30 to 35 form part of a line extending westward from 
the Hulme tomb, as if the stones had been originally laid along 
an aisle of the old Chapel. 

[30] James Crowther 

of Stretford who 

departed this life April 

24 Anno Dom. 1738. 

aged 39. 

And lohn his son 
. . . y e i, 1740; Mary 
his Daughter ye first de- 
parted February y e 26, 
1726 ; Mary his Daughter 

y e Second departed 

October y e 13, 1731; Mary 

his Daughter y e third [covered]. 

[31] Here resteth the Body of 
John Knight, Stretford, 

who departed .... 

the 19, 1733, in the 69 year 

his Age. Also Jonathan .... 

of Stretford who departed 
life Jan. the II th 1761, Aged . . . years. 

The Old Chapel- Yard. 223 

Here resteth the Body of 

John son of Jonathan Knight of Stretford 

who departed life Sept. the 8 th 1746, 

aged 4 years. 

And Alice his daughter 

who departed Oct. . . th 1748. 

And John the 2 nd son, also Alice his Daughter. 

[32] Here Resteth the Body of Edmund 
Bradshaw of Stretford who departed 
this life May 30, 1788, aged 79 years. 
Jane his wife who departed this life 

April 15 th 1777, aged 72 years. 
Also Sarah Jobling their Daughter 

who departed this life January 
22 d 1766, aged 31 years & 8 months. 

William Bradshaw of Stretford 
died May 13 th 1864, aged 79 years. 

Also Martha wife of William 
Bradshaw who departed this life 

July 12, 1834, aged 45 years. 

Also Sarah Ann their Daughter 

who departed this life Nov r 23 rd 

1835, aged 3 years & 9 months. 

Also James their son died March 

24, 1836, aged 9i years. 

Alice Daughter of William and 

Martha Bradshaw who died Nov. 27, 1826, 

aged 2 years and I month. 

John Bradshaw died Jan r y 9 th 

1 864, aged 40 years. 

[33] Here Rest the Remains of 

Mary Bradshaw who 
departed this life March 3 rd 

1812, aged 74 years. 
James son of Mary Bradshaw 

224 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretf or d. 

of Stretford who died April 5, 
A.D. 1769. 

Jane Bradshaw 


Also William her Brother 

April 7 th 1818, aged 70 years. 

Also Thomas their Brother 

January . . th 1823, 

aged 83 years. 

[34] . . . Kay of Stretford who departed this 
life December ... 1755 in the 35 th year 
of his age. 

Ann his wife died April . . . 1753, 
aged 38. 

James Kay died June iQ th 1803, aged 
67 years. 

Also Thomas Kay died January 8 th 1812, 
aged 73 years. 

Also of Thomas Kay died Jan. 17 th 1805, 
aged 44 years. 

[35] Jas. Bradshaw 

the younger who departed this 

life December 

aged . . . years. 

[36] G J H 1811. 

[37] Mary wife of George 
Andrew who departed 
this life May the 28 th 
1810, aged 41 years. 

W. Dean, 1813. 

Stretford Wills Proved at Chester. 225 



WILLS proved at Chester (Lancashire and Cheshire Record 
Society, vol. ii., 1 545-1 62O). 1 
Dean, James, 1620. 
Gilbodie, Roger, yeoman, 1606. 
Johnson, Richard, of Trafford [co. Lane.?], 1592. 
Johnson, Thomas, 1618. 
Parr, John, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], 1585. 
Radcliffe, Alexander, Gent, Inv. 1608. 
Ranshall, John, Inv. 1608. 

Trafford, Sir Edmund, of Trafford, Knight, 1620. 
Walley, Nicholas, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], husbdman, 1585 B. 

(L. & C. Record Soc., vol. iv., i62i-i65o.) 2 

Fawkner, William, yeoman, Inv. 1634. 
Faulkner, alias Johnson, Margaret, widow, 1621. 
Gatley, Elizabeth, 1623. 

1 As Stretford and Trafford were within Manchester Parish, many persons living at 
those places were described in their wills as of Manchester. In the first Manchester 
Directory, compiled in 1772 for Mrs. Raffald, three persons are included whose only 
addresses were "Stratford," namely, Wm. Chadwick, Gent, Jas. Crowther, Gent., 
J. Harrison, Gent. No mention is made of any member of the Trafford family in this 
Direftory, from which it may be inferred that the family had removed from Trafford 
Old Hall to Wickleswick Hall prior to that date. For this List of Wills only names 
of persons actually described as of Stretford, &c., have been extracted, and in the case 
of those described as of Trafford further search would be necessary to ascertain whether 
Trafford co. Lancaster or one of the Cheshire Traffords is meant. The description 
" of Stretford " is omitted in this list. 

3 The gap between 1650 and 1660 is partly filled by the Canterbury Court List of 
Lancashire Wills and Administrations, which is appended to this fourth volume, but 
Stretford and Trafford are not amongst the places named in the list. 


226 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Gee, Mary, widow, 1649. 

Gee, Thomas, yeoman, 1633. 

Harrison, alias Hughes, Henry, Linen Webster, 1633. 

Hughes, alias Harrison, Henry, Linen Webster, 1633. 

Harwood, James, of Marsleach [on the confines of Stretford, 
but within Chorlton-cum-Hardy township], 1623. 

Hollinpriest, Robert, husbandman, 1641. 

Leige, Robert, of Mersleach within Withington [sic], husband- 
man, 1636. 

Manwaring, Arthur, husbandman, 1638. 

Moss, Elizabeth, widow, 1622. 

Moss, Jeffery, Admin. 1646. 

Ottiwell, Isabella, 1621. 

Penketh, Thomas, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], 1631. 

Ratcliffe, James, chapman, Inv. 1637. 

Renshaw, Thomas, 1637. 

Wright, John, husbandman, 1642. 

(L. & C. Record Soc., vol. xv., 1660-1680.) 
Barker, Lydia, 1674. 

Davenport, William, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], 1670. 
Fawkner, Ann, widow, 1662. 
Fawkner, John, 1679. 
Fawkner, William, 1677. 
Harrison, John, yeoman, 1669. 

Hobson, Ann, of Marsleach, co. Lane., widow, 1669. 
Hollinpriest, James, 1671. 
Hollinpriest, John, 1674. 
Hollinpriest, Robert, Inv. 1666. 
Johnson, Richard, 1670. 

Kelsall, John, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], yeoman, 1663. 
Knight, Edward, 1677. 
Knight, John, 1677. 

Massey, alias Trafford, Mildred, of Trafford, Admin. 1673. 
Penketh, Thomas, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], gentleman, 1663. 

Stretford Wills Proved at Chester. 227 

Percivall, William, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], 1677. 
Robinson, William, husbandman, 1661. 
Sayle, Richard, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], 1673. 
Trafford, Sir Edmund, of Trafford, Knt., Adm. with Inv., 1671. 
Trafford, Sir Edmund, of Trafford, Knt., Admin. 1672. 
Trafford, Sir Edmund, of Trafford, Knt, Admin. 1674. 
Trafford, John, Richard, Monica, Penelope, Ann, and Edmund 
Tuition, 1676, [of Bridge Trafford, co. Chester. ?] 

Trafford, alias Massey, Mildred, of Trafford, Admin. 1673. 
Wilkinson, Mary, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], 1671. 

Infra, or under 4.0 personalty. 

Baxter, Thomas, of Trafford [co. Lane. ?], yeoman, 1663. 

Cheshire, Nathaniel, husbandman, 1670. 

Chorlton, Alice, widow, 1671. 

Crowther, Giles, Inv. 1675. 

Devis, Elizabeth, spinster, 1670. 

Hampson, Edward, Admin, with Inv. 1663. 

Hardy, Henry, Inv. 1678. 

Harrison, Alice, widow, 1676. 

Hurdis, Henry, of Trafford in Manchester, 1663. 

Johnson, Jonathan, Admin. 1670. 

Knight, John, husbandman, 1667. 

Mosse, Ellen, spinster, Inv. 1676. 

Mosse, John, 1671. 

Mosse, John, husbandman, Inv. 1680. 

Rigby, Richard, Inv. 1675. 

Royle, George, husbandman, Inv. 1678. 

Shawcross, John, Inv. 1675. 

Shawcross, William, yeoman, 1679. 

Taylor, Dorothy, of Marshleach, par. Manchr., I675- 1 

Turner, Robert, husbandman, Inv. 1676. 

1 In Procter's Memorials of Manchester Streets, 1874, p. 278, the following inscrip- 
tion is quoted from a gravestone which used to be in the Manchester Churchyard : 
"Here resteth the body of Old William | Tailor of Marslech, Bur: 4 of June 

228 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretf or d. 

(L. & C. Record Soc., vol. xviii., 1681-1700.) 

Barlow, Ralph, 1685. 

Barlow, Thomas, of Stratford, husbdm., Adm. with Inv. 1697. 

Barlow, Thomas, 1684. 

Chalton, Ann, 1687. 

Charlton, George, 1681. 

Chorlton, Robert, 1689. 

Harrison, alias Salter, Thomas, 1681. 

Heyward, Thomas, husbdm., 1697. 

Hulme, Samuel, of Wickleswick, Admin, with Inv. 1681. 

Jackson, Alice, 1684. 

Kelsall, Jane, of Trafford [ox Lane. ?], widow, 1699. 

Mellatt, Peter, husbdm., Adm. with Inv. 1698. 

Moss, Robert, 1697. 

Mosse, William, 1688. 

Renshaw, William, of Stratford, blksmith, 1696. 

Shalcross, Thomas, Adm. with Inv. 1681. 

Infra, or under 40 personalty. 

Barker, Jonathan, Adm. 1684. 

Barker, alias Robinson, Daniel, Adm. 1682. 

Barlow, Alice, widow, 1692. 

Barlow, Catherine, Inv. 1681. 

Barlow, Edmund, wheelwright, 1688. 

1632 | of his ag: 80 ; and of Elizabeth his wife, Bu: | Nov. n, 1631, ag: 70 famous 
in their tyme ; ) and of their sons Abraham Tailor, Nathaniel | Tailor, Isaac Tailor, 
Bur: at Boulton. Jacob | Tailor of Offerton in Cheshire, Bur: Aug. 22, | 1662, the 
nonsuch of his time in the place | where he lived. Samuel Taylor of Moston | Bur: 
August 30, 1664, ag: 71, of whom the | world was not worthy. Sing on faire soule | 
your sweet anthems to our great King above | Whilst I with weeping eyes awhile do 
wander | here below, hoping ere while to sing with you | above. Alsoe Zacharie 
Tailor of Marshleach, | Chapman, was buried Jany. 23, 1670 | 

Joshua Tailor ) J an y y e 2 9> 1700. 

\ burd 

Marget his wife ) Nov. ye 10, 1700. 

Nathaniel Tailor of Moston, burd the 27 | of Jany. 1709. 

J. T. Jan. 1702." 

Stretford Wills Proved at Chester. 229 

Barlow, Edmund, yeoman, Adm. with Inv. 1693. 

Barlow, John, yeoman, 1681. 

Chorlton, John, husbdm., 1693. 

Chorlton, Samuel, husbdm., Inv. 1681. 

Crowther, Edward, gardener, 1699. 

Darbishire, James, Adm. 1690. 

Faulkner, John, yeoman, Adm. w. Inv. 1684. 

Gee, Richard, yeoman, 1690. 

Harper, James, yeoman, 1697. 

Harrison, John, yeoman, Adm. w. Inv. 1693. 

Hartley, Robert, husbdm., Inv. 1681. 

Hinchley, Thomas, husbdm., Inv. 1681. 

Kelsall, Bridgett, Adm. w. Inv. 1692. 

Kelsall, Bridgett, widow, 1695. 

Knight, Mary, widow, Adm. 1694. 

Moss, James, husbdm., 1697. 

Moss, Philip, husbdm., 1687. 

Nicholson, Alice, widow, 1681. 

Radcliffe, Cleophas, yeoman, 1685. 

Richardson, Elizabeth, widow, Adm. 1695. 

Richardson, Elizabeth, widow, Adm. 1698. 

Robinson, alias Barker, Daniel, Adm. 1682. 

Siddall, Samuel, yeoman, 1685. 

Turner, Thomas, Adm. w. Inv. 1695. 

(L. & C. Record Soc., vol. xx., 1701-1720.) 

Harrison, John, 1701. 

Harrison, alias Hughes, Richard, 1706. 

Marsh, Elizabeth, Adm. 1702. 

Moores, Thomas, yeoman, 1720. 

Moss, John, 1702. 

Newton, John, yeoman, 1701. 

Smith, Thomas, badger, (provision dealer), Adm. 1714. 

Smith, Thomas, husbdm., Adm. w. Inv. 1715. 

Worthington, Samuel, carrier, 1715- 

230 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Infra, or under .40 personalty. 
Barker, alias Robinson, George, labourer, 1705. 
Chorlton, Jeremy, or Jeremiah, husbdm., Adm. w. Inv. 1702. 
Gee, James, silk weaver, Adm. 1711. 
Hamson, Robert, tailor, 1710. 
Hardy, James, husbdm., Adm. w. Inv. 1702. 
Harrison, Sarah, widow, 1710. 
Hinchley, Thomas, labourer, Adm. w. Inv. 1711. 
Hulme, John, gentleman, Adrn. 1702. 
Knight, Ellen, spinster, Adm. w. Inv. 1705. 
Makin, Randle, carrier, Admin, w. Inv. 1701. 
Owen, Elizabeth, widow, 1706. 
Owen, William, labourer, 1705. 
Siddall, John, husbandman, 1706. 
Turner, Alice, widow, 1719. 
Worsley, James, husbdm., Adm. w. Inv. 1701. 

(L. & C. Record Soc., vol. xxii., 1721-1740. 
Barlow, John, 1722. 
Barlow, John, 1729. 
Barlow, William, yeoman, 1725. 
Crowther, John, yeoman, 1725. 
Crowther, Robert, innholder, 1728. 
Gee, Alice, widow, 1729. 
Gratrix, Richard, husbandman, 1726. 
Green, James, husbandman, Adm. w. Inv. 1722. 
Harrison, John, Gentleman, 1725. 
Holbrook, Robert, carrier, 1736. 
Hulme, Elizabeth, widow, 1728. 
Jackson, Samuel, husbandman, 1723. 
Johnson, Francis, yeoman, Adm. 1729. 
Knight, John, 1734. 

Moss, Thomas, yeoman, Adm. w. Inv. 1723. 
Ogden, James, carrier (see 1740), 1731. 
Ogden, James, carrier (see 1731), 1740. 

Stretford Wills Proved at Chester. 231 

Page, Edward, Adm. 1728. 
Renshaw, James, yeoman, Adm. 1727. 
Renshaw, Thomas, husbdm., 1727. 
Richardson, George, yeoman, 1722. 
Roscoe, William, yeoman, 1734. 
Roscoe, Elizabeth, spinster, 1735. 
Royle, Jonathan, yeoman, Adm. 1737. 
Shawcross, John, yeoman, Adm. 1723. 
Wagstaff, John, chapman, Adm. 1731. 
Warburton, Peter, Adm. 1730. 

Infra, or under 40 personalty. 

Artinstall, John, Adm. w. Will and Inv. 1729 and 1730. 

Dean, James, Adm. 1729 and 1730. 

Hulme, Mary, Adm. 1731 and 1732. 

Hulme, Thomas, 1731 and 1732. 

Mault, William, Adm. w. Inv. 1729 and 1830. 

Robinson, John, Adm. 1729 and 1730. 

(L. & C. Record Soc., vol. xxv., 1741-1760.) 

Barlow, John, the younger, husbdm., Adm. 1747. 

Chad wick, Thomas, yeoman, 1745. 

Gooden, Richard, yeoman, Adm. 1755. 

Gooden, Richard, yeoman, 1755. 

Hampson, Thomas, yeoman, 1754. 

Holbrooke, Saml., husbdm., Adm. 1752. 

Hulme, Jonathan, yeoman, 1759. 

Jackson, John, innkeeper, Adm. 1742. 

Key, James, carrier, Adm. 1756. 

Moss, James, butcher, 1759. 

Moss, John, yeoman, 1746. 

Moss, William, yeoman, 1748. 

Royle, Thomas, farmer, 1758. 

Shawcross, John, yeoman, 1749. 

Thornhill, John, yeoman, 1753. 

232 History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford. 

Under 40. 

Barlow, James, yeoman, 1749. 
Statham, Alice, spinster, Adm. 1747. 
Statham, Peter, a minor, Adm. 1747. 

(L. & C. Record Soc., vols. xxxvii.-viii., 1761-1780.) 

Appleton, William, papermaker, Adm. 1769. 
Ashton, John, of Cornbrooke within Stretford, yeoman, 1776. 
Barlow, Edward, tailor, 1764. 
Bradshaw, James, gentleman, Adm. 1775. 
Brownell, James, yeoman, 1780. 
Downes, Henry, yeoman, 1771. 
Faulkner, William, yeoman, 1762. 

Fowden, John, of Trafford, parish of Manchester, gentleman, 
Adm. 1768. 

Gee, Nathaniel, yeoman, 1769. 

Hampson, Thomas, husbandman, Adm. with Will 1766. 

Hampson, William, yeoman, 1764. 

Haworth, Alice, widow, 1776. 

Hays, Thomas, husbandman, Adm. 1780. 

Johnson, Francis, yeoman, Adm. 1769. 

Jones, Joshua, gardener, 1763. 

Kay, Richard, carrier, Adm. 1776. 

Knight, James, carrier, Adm. 1770. 

Knight, Jonathan, husbandman, Adm. 1761. 

Leicester, Ann, spinster, Adm. 1767. 

Leicester, Henry, of Parkhouse within Stretford, yeoman, 1775. 

Lightbourn, Hannah, widow, Adm. 1771. 

Leghbourn, Thomas, yeoman, 1771. 

Moss, John, yeoman, 1777. 

Newton, Edmund, yeoman, Adm. 1780. 

Pearson, John, yeoman, 1780. 

Renshaw, James, husbandman, 1773. 

Rigby, Edmund, shopkeeper, 1776. 

Stretford Wills Proved at Chester. 233 

Rogerson, Richard, yeoman, 1776. 
Royle, James, yeoman, 1772. 
Royle, James, yeoman, 1776. 
Ryle, Thomas, gentleman, 1780. 
Taylor, Joshua, yeoman, 1774. 
Tyrer, Anthony, apothecary, Adm. 1762. 
Whitehead, Hannah, widow, 1778. 
Wilcock, Elizabeth, widow, 1771. 
Wood, Elizabeth, widow, 1775. 

Infra, or under 40 personalty. 
Gibbons, Ann (F.C.), Adm. 1780. 

The Wills, &c., preserved in the Diocesan Registry at Chester 
do not, down to 1620, include any Stretford Wills, &c. [L. &. C. 
Record Soc. (Miscells., vol. iii.), vol. xxxiii.] 

H H 



* Following a page number signifies occurrence more than once on that page. 

Variants of Names are separately indexed, with cross references. 

Unusual Christian names are indexed. 

Marriages are indexed in the maiden and married name of the woman. 

Illegitimate children are indexed in surnames of mother and putative father. 

Names with an alias are indexed under each form. 

A BOLITION of Briefs, 148. 
J~\ Abrahame, Edwd., 191. 
Absola, fern. Christian name, 209. 
Absoly, fem. Christian name, 175. 
Accomley, Jane, 1 88. 
Accommodation between Presbyterians 

and Episcopalians, 68. 
Accounts of Manchester Constables, 7. 

Churchwardens', iii. 

Acheron, River, 29. 
Acres-barn (Pendleton), 76. 
Act for Abolition of Briefs, 148. 

concerning Bridges, 7- 

for Bridgwater Canal, 24, 25. 

for Burial in Woollen, 123, 155. 

for Dissolution of Chantries, 52. 

to turnpike Crosford Bridge, Stret- 

ford, and Manchester Road, 13. 

Highway, 1835, 7. 

concerning Highways in Manchester 

Parish, 8 n. 

regulating Marriages, 123. 

for Mersey and Irwell Navigation, 23. 

for making Stretford Road, Old 

Trafford, 13. 

for draining Trafford Moss, 41. 

2 Geo. III., 37. 

Adamson, Daniel, 24. 
Adcroft, 47; see Odcroft. 

Rev. John, 62; see Odcroft. 

Additional Sittings, 84, 94. 
Administration], 226. 
Adshead, see Hadshead, 1 86. 

Sarah, 188. 

Advantages of Inland Navigation, by R. 
Whit worth, 29. 

Affidavits for burial in Woollen, 123, 143. 

Agriculture in Lancashire, 46 n. 

Aikin's Description of Country Round Man- 
chester, 41. 

Ainsworth, W. Harrison, 78, 80. 

Airey, Rev. Jas. Postlethwaite, 48. 

Aisle (meaning of), 122 n. 

Ait Lach, 7. 

Aked, John Smith, 112. 

Alb, 51. 

Alcalious Ashes, 46 n. 

Aldcroft, Chas., 180; Lucy, 188; Martha, 
1 80. 

Alderson, see Elderson, 214. 

Aldred, An, 179; Thomas, 22. 

Ale and Beer, breaking Assize of, 97. 

Alehouse banquet, 58. 

Parson keeping, 60. 

Ales, 57. 
Aleseller, 158. 
Alexandra Park, 2. 

Station, 3. 

Road, Moss Side, 2. 

Algiers, 151. 

Alkey, John, 204; Mary, 204. 

All Saints, Herbert Street, 91, 95. 

Manchester, 13. 

Allcock, Ellen, 184; John, 184. 

Allegiance, Oath of, 97. 

Allen, Elizabeth, 185; Lydia, 183; Wm., 

Allowance from Manchester Rectory, 93. 


General Index. 

Alkrington, co. Lancaster, 63. 
Alman, Deborah, 213 ; Fanny, 213. 
Alphabet for the Blind, Moon's, 81 n. 
Alport, Manchester, 2 n. 

Lodge, Manchester, 6. 

Alparte Parke, Manchester, 6. 
Alston, Alice, 178; John, 178. 
Alterations in River Mersey, 30. 
Altrincham, co. Chester, 13, 14 ; and see 


Altringham, co. Chester, 12, 13, 26; see 

Unicorn Inn, 34. 

Amateur Deed, 145. 
America, 187. 

Amerie, fern. Christian name, 194; see 

Amice, 51. 
Amry (fern. Christian name), 126; see 

Amson, 178 ; see Hamson. 

Mary, 178. 

An Christus plane, etc., 99. 
An sola scriptura, etc., loo. 
Ancient banks of Mersey, 37. 
Ancient Laws of Wales, by Lewis, 21. 
Ancoats Hall, Manchester, 69. 
Anderton, Ann, 172 ; Jane, 184 ; Joan, 

202 ; John, 184, 202. 
Andrew, George, 224 ; John, 185 ; Mary, 

185, 224. 

Andrew's premises, i8n. 
Anecdotes of Joseph Hampson, 113-116. 
Angel Inn, Strelford, 79, 81, 86, no, 

1 1 8, 1 60*. 

Angier, Rev. John, 65, 98, 99, 
Ankinson, 177 ; see Hankinson. 

- Mary, 177. 

Anne's, Queen, Bounty, 71, 93. 
Annett's Moss, 2, 16 ; see Hennetts Moss, 

Henhurst, Ennearth. 
Annett's Lane, 16 n. 
Apothecary, 233. 

- and Surgeon, 175, 184. 
Apparitor, 113. 
Appendix of Deeds, iii. 
Appleton, Wm., 232. 
Aqueduct, Barton, 25*. 
Aqueducts, 26. 

Aqueduct at Stretford, 27 n. 

over Mersey, 37. 

Arches, 7, 13 ; the, 38 ; the New, 10. 
Architect, Wm. Hayley, 84. 
Ardwick, Manchester, 8, 176. 
Area of Stretford Township, I. 
Armistead, Rev. Robert, 47, 72, 155. 

Arstall, John, 208 ; Mary, 208. 
Arstangstall, Jas., 208,; John, 208; see 

Artingstone, Astingstol. 
Artificial Banks, 37. 
Arstingall, John, 109. 
Artingstall, see Hartingstall, 169. 

Aaron, 163 ; John, 209 ; Margaret, 

163, 169. 

Artingstone, James, 208 ; John, 208. 

Artinstall, John, 231. 

Ascension window, 85, 87. 

Ashcroft, Ann, 188 ; Elizabeth, 184; Mar- 
tha, 187 ; Thomas, 184. 

Ashes, alkalious, 46 n. 

Asheton, James, 165; John, 165; see Ash- 
ton, Assheton. 

Ashfield House, Cross Street, 91. 

Ashton, John, 176, 232; (father), 165; 
(son), 165 ; Mary, 176, 210 ; Sir Ralph, 

Ashton-upon-Mersey, co. Chester, 61, 
129, 138, 147, 155, 162, 170, 174*, 175, 
176, 179, 180, 181, 183, 184, 186, 187, 

burials at, 211. 

Ashton-(on-Mersey) parish, 139, 163, 168. 

Ashton-under-Lyne, co. Lancaster, 65, 
98, 179, 183, 189. 

Ashurst, co. Kent, v. 

Assessment for river banks, 33. 

Assistant Curates, 48 ; and see Curates. 

Assize of Ale and Beer, 97. 

Assizes at Lancaster, 10, 37. 

Assheton, Jas. 63; John, 212; Mary, 212; 
Rev. Richard, 156; see Ashton, Ashe- 

Assley, Mary, 174. 

Astingstol, John, 104; see Arstangstall. 

Astley, John, of Duckinfield, 76. 

Aston, near Pickmere, co. Chester, 51. 

Aston's, Manchester Guide, 23. 

Asylums for Blind and Deaf and Dumb, 

Atkin, Chas. Alfred, 112*. 
Henry, 1 1 2. 

- Jane, 181. 
Atkinson, Elizabeth, 175. 
Atten, 1 80 ; see Hatton. 
Elianor, 180. 

Atheism, 60. 

Athenaeum, The, newspaper, 5. 

Augmentation of income, 93 ; grant, 94 ; 

of Small Livings, 63. 
Autotype Co., viii. 
Average income, 93. 
Aw = I, 114. 

General Index. 


A wen, 134 ; see Owen. 

Penelope, 134; Robert, 134; (father), 

135; (son), 135. 
Awyne, Rauffe, 192. 
Axon, Catherine, 177. 
Axson, Mary, 179. 
Aynscough, Rev. Radley, 155. 
Aylmer, Rev. John, 155. 


-, J., Rector, 154. 

Baby in cradle, 40. 
Bamfford, Thos., 197. 
Back drains, 27. 
Backhouse Lache, 7. 
Back Lane, 14, 16, 16 n.*, 17, 34. 
Bacon, Lord, 53; Sir Nicholas, 53*. 
Badger, = Provision Dealer, 229. 
Baguley, co. Chester, 180. 
Baguley, Alice, 190; Elizabeth, 175; John, 

190; Thos., 175. 
Bailey, see Bayley. 
Bailey, Edw., 190; John Eglington, iii, 

iv, vii, 18, 56, 77, 78, 87, 91, 95, 120, 

122, 147; Mary, 190. 
Bailey's Old Stretford, vii. 

Stretford Collectanea, 27 n., 34. 
Bailiff, Trafford's, Gexson, 46. 
Baines' Hist, of Lancashire, 71, 77. 
Baker, 182. 

Emanuel, 177 ; (father) 213 ; (son) 

213; Martha, 1 86; Rebecca, 177. 

Baldwin, Rev. John, 47, 73. 

Ballads and Songs of Cheshire, Legh's, 

44 n. 

Balsam, 59. 
Bancroft, Ann, 182; Mary, 180; Richard, 

1 80; Thomas, 182. 
Bandes of Marriage, 57; see Banns. 
Bangor on the Dee, 48. 
Baniester, see Bannister. 

Amos, 187; Betty, 187. 

Banister, see Bannister. 

- Bridget, 182; George, 187 ; John, 
181; Sarah, 181; Susanna, 187. 

Bank, Bannister's, 36. 
Bank Key, or Quay, Warrington, 23. 
Banklookers, at Urmston, 31. 
Banks, 31; see Embankments. 

of Mersey, 15 ; and see Embank- 

Banks, Ann, 175, 210; Catherine, 178; 

Esther, 172; Richard, 210; Sarah, 173; 

Simon, 172; Thos., 173. 
Bannester, see Bannister. 

- Hannah, 177; Joshua, 177. 

Bannister, see Baniester, Banister, Ban- 

Bannister's Bank, 36. 
Bannister, Amos, in, 112*, 161*, 169, 

(father) 161 ; (son) 161 ; Bridget, 161; 

Catherine, 155, 161*; Katherine, 169; 

George, 85, 90, in, 161; Isabell, 161; 

John, 161 ; Henry, 190 ; Martha, 190 ; 

Tabitha, 183. 
Banns of Marriage, 123. 
Banquet of Charitie, 58. 
Baptismal Customs, 59. 
Baptisms, 121, 124-145, 158-161, 163- 

165, 210-215. 
Barber, Mary, 177. 
Bardsley, Benjamin, 173; Elizabeth, 170; 

Phebe, 173. 

Barebones Parliament, 122. 
Barefoot Haulf, 28 n ; see Barfoot. 
Barfoot, 34 ; see Barefoot, Barford. 

Bridge, 27, 28, 30, 36 (and see Bar- 

foothough Bridge) ; view of 13. 

Barfoothough Bridge, 28 ; see Barfoot, 

Dole, 28 n. 

ford, 28 n. 

Barford Hough, Canal Bridge, 34 ; see 

Barker, Ann, 128; Anne, 212; Ellen, 
212; Elizabeth, 125, 196, 197, 199*, 
201 ; George, 116, 139, 197, 199, 200; 
Isabell, 127, 192; James, 105; John, 
104, 109, 128, 196, 198; (father)," 130, 
!95 > ( son )> I 3 !95 5 Jonathan, 228 ; 
Lida, 139; Lydia, 226; Margery, 124; 
192 ; Priscilla, 199 ; Richard, 126, 136, 
192; Samuel, 138; William, 1 08, 124, 
125, 126, 127, 136, 192, 199, 201, 203 ; 
(father), 129*; (son), 129*; (the younger) 

138, 139- 

alias Robinson, Daniel, 228, 229 ; 

George, 50, 52, 104, 117, 230. 

alias Robesson, John, 108. 

Barkers (1719), 155. 

Barlow (Barlowe), Adam, 216; Alexander, 
63, 163, 166, 196, 202, 214; (father), 
194; (son), 194; Alice, Alis, Ales, 132, 
143, 166, 200, 207, 216, 228; Amerie, 
194 ; Ann, 138, 142, 1 80, 1 86 ; Anna, 
142 ; Betty, 170 ; Catherine, 228 ; Ka- 
therine, 206 ; Dyna, 197 ; Edmond, 
Edmund, 108, 135, 139, 141, 167, 204, 
228, (father) 141, (elder) 141*, (father, 
of Lostake) 140; (son) 140, 141 ; (Crosse) 
108, 141, 142*, 143 ; (Tood Lane) 142; 
Edward, 104, 109, 232 ; Elizabeth, 125, 


General Index. 

134, 141*, 142, 166*, 194, 199; Ellen, 
Ellin, Elline, Ellyn, 163, 193, 214; 
Esther, 173; George, 125, 175, (father) 
137, (son) 137 ; Hanna, 141 ; Henrie, 
191 ; Hugh, 131, 132, 133, 134, 1 66 ; 
Immin, 141; Isabel, 124, 138, 194, 202; 
James, 104*, 109*, 117*, 141, 147, 172; 
232 ; Joan, 204 ; John, 72, 103, 104*, 
108, 109, 116, 117, 124, 125*, 132, 139, 
142, 146, 166, 191, 193, 194*, 197*, 
199*, 203, 204, 206, 211, 229, 230*; 
(father) 124, 164, 191 ; (son) 124, 164, 
191 ; (younger) 231 ; (Moorside), 131, 

140, 141*, 142*; (Moss Dale) 138; 
Jonathan, 138; Lidie, Lydia, 131, 142 ; 
Margaret, Margret, 147, 169, 214; Mar- 
gerye, 197 ; Mary, 142*, 146, 167, 169, 
172, 175, 180; Mathew, 132, 135 ; Oli- 
ver, 192, 194; Ralph, Rafe, Raph, 
Raphe, Rauffe, 103, 108, 141, 142, 147, 
167, 192, 194, 195, 204, 206, 211, 228; 
Richard, 192; Robert, 79, ill*, 169; 
Roger, 132; Samuel, 133; Sarah, 75, 

141, 168, 176, 210; Thomas, 72, 104, 
108, 116, 125, 127, 135, 138, 141*, 176, 

199, 228; (father) 134, 207; (son) 134, 
207 ; (younger) 141, 142; (of Sale) 138; 
Thurstan, 72, 104, 117; William, 109, 
Il6, 117, 125, 127, 132, 146, 194, 195, 

200, 201, 209, 230; (father) 124, 196; 
(son) 124, 196. 

Barlow Hall, 36. 

Moor-side, 135. 

Barnes, Ann, 210; Philip, 210. 
Barnewell and Adolphus Reports, 36. 
Baron of Manchester, 17. 

Baron, Court, Stretford, 32 ; see Court 

Baron's Hull, Manchester, 122. 

Barrel organ, 83. 

Barrett, see Barrocke, 194. 

Barratt (Barrett), Ann, 184; Anthony, 
164, 194, 195*, 196, 197*, 201* ; Ed- 
ward, 181 ; Hannah, 185 ; Isabell, 201 ; 
James, 137, 166, 172 ; John, 137, 164, 
!Q5 > Joseph, 185 ; Robert, 197; Susan, 

Barrocke, 194; see Barrett. 

- Anthony, 194; Nichols, 194. 
Barrow (Barrowe), Benjamin, 174; Dore- 

thye, 107 ; Hannah, 187 J James, 187 ; 

Margaret, 174; Mary, 189; Thomas, 189. 
Barrows, burials in, I22n. 
Barton (Barton-on-Irwell), 17, 41, 63, 210. 

- Aqueduct, 25*, 29 ; view of, 29. 

Bridge, 13. 

Barton Corn Mill, 29. 

Lane, 2. 

Lock, 23 n. 

Road, 16 n. 

Barton-upon-Irwell Union, 90. 
Barton Workhouse, 86. 

Barton, Elizabeth, 185; John, 197; John's 
wife, 197; Mary, 178; Samuel, 178; 
Sarah, 190; Thomas, 190. 

Base, = illegitimate, 163; see Bastard, 

Basketmaker, 178. 

Basnett, Ann, 183; Elizabeth, 182. 

Bass fiddle, 83. 

Bassoon, 83. 

Bastard, 193, 205. 

Bastardy, 146; see Illegitimates. 

Bate, Mrs. Emm, 86; Mary, 189; William, 

Bath Grammar School, 81. 

Bathgate, Jane, 188; John, 188. 

Battersbee, Mr., 12. 

Baxter, Arnald, 200; Edmund, 167*; 
Henry, 177; Isabell, 167; Rev. John, 47, 
74, 162, 210, 220; Margerie, 200; Mar- 
tha, 168; Mary, 168 ; Richard, 168 ; 
Robert, 75; Sarah, 75, 177, 210; Tho- 
mas, 103, 108, 227. 

Bayley, Lucy, 174; Mary, 183; Nathaniel, 

Beads closely handled, 57. 

Bealey, J . . . , 217. 

Bearbaits, 57. 

Beccles, co. Suffolk, 152. 

Beckett, Esther, 185; Samuel, 185. 

Bedfordshire, 153. 

Beef not marketable, 121 n. 

Beesley, Ann, 179. 

Beigh, = buy, 114. 

Beirche, 132; see Birch. 

Beirche, James, 132; William, 132. 

Beer, breaking Assize of Ale and, 97. 

Belfry, 83, 115. 

Bell, Christopher, 211; Elizabeth, 181 j 
Joseph, 181. 

Bell knowled, 58; old, 87; passing, 58. 

Bells, 83, 115; described, 91; founders, 
91; jangling, 58; peal, 87. 

Bellis, Elizabeth, 155 j Rev. Samuel, 


Benefaction by Harrison, 157. 
Benefactions, 73; and see Bequests. 
Benhilton, Surrey, vi. 
Bennett, James, 184; Lawrence, 191; 

Phebe, 184; Sarah, 177. 
Bensley, co. Stafford, 152. 

General Index. 


Benson, Rev. Richard, 47, 64, 65, 97, 
98, 138. 

Bent, Ann, 187, 219; Elizabeth, 112*, 
141; Ellen, 113, 142; Ellenor, 182; 
Hannah, 185; Henry, 182; Isaac, 219*; 
John, 108, 112*, 133, 136, 137, 138, 
141, 142, 143, 146, 207 ; (father) 135, 
199; (son) 135, 199; Joseph, 219; Law- 
rence, 109, 136, 137 ; Margaret, 133 ; 
Mary, 138, 142; Peter, 113, 142, 185 ; 
(father) 143; (son) 143. 

Bent, (family), 121. 

Bent's, Mr., house, 104. 

Bentley, co. Stafford, 152. 

Bentley, Anne, 162, 169, 170; Isaac, 170; 
James, 169 ; John, 182 ; Joseph, 162 ; 
Paul, 186; Sarah, 186; Susanna, 182. 

Bequests, Charitable, 86. 

Berry, see Bury. 

Berry, Elizabeth, 190; Esther, 173; James, 
179; John, 173; Mary, 171, 179; Old 
Mr., 83. 

Bertram, Charles Julius, 5 

Beswick, see Bexwicke, Busick. 

Beswick, Betty, 170; Hannah, 185; John, 
133, 170; William, 133. 

Betterig, fern. Christian name, 209. 

Bexwicke, Allis, 107. 

Biah, fern. Christian name, 183. 

Bibby, W. H., 112. 

Bible, 74. 

Bigotry, 84. 

Bight, the, Urmston, 31*, 32; Renshawe's, 

Bilkington, co. Warwick, 153. 

Billing, Hannah, 183. 

Bills, Parliamentary, for Ship Canal, 24. 

Bingham's Reports, 36, 39. 

Birch, co. Lane., 175. 

Birch, 132; see Beirche, Byrche. 

family, 70. 

64; Elizabeth, 175; Martha, 185; 

Robert, 7; Samuel, 185; Thos., 63, 167. 

Birch Chapel, Booker's Hist, of, v. 

Birch tree, 36. 

Birchal, 138; see Burchel. 

Birchen Bank, 43. 

Birchen Holt, 43. 

Birde, Bishop, 50; Anthonye, 200. 

Birmingham, Ann, 220 ; Hanna, 220 ; 

Jared, 220*; Mary, 181; Wm., 220. 
Birth Registry fee, 122. 
Births, time of, 121. 
Bishop, 115, 116; (Chester) 79; Gastrell, 

72 ; Sumner, 83 ; (Manchester) v, vi ; 

(Worcester), 81. 

Bishop Blaze, 92. 

Bishop's Secretary, Knyvett, 84. 

Blackburn, Henry de, 48. 

Blackfriars Bridge, Manchester, 23 n. 

Blackley (Blakeley), co. Lane., 8/63, 97, 

Blackmore, Rev. E. C., 12. 

Black Prince, Edward the, 20 n. 

Blackrod, co. Lane., 18, 22. 

Blacksmith (see Smith), 175, 178, 180, 
181, 1 88, 189*, 228. 

Blair, James, Sermon on the Mount, 74. 

Blakeley, 97; see Blackley. 

Blease, Mary, 172. 

Blind Asylum, 22; Chapel, 95. 

Blind, Moon's Alphabet, 81 n. 

Blomeley (Blomerley, Blomiley), Chris- 
tian, 169; Margaret, 136; Mary, 212 n., 
Richard, 136, 212; Robert, 169; Sarah, 


Blomeleye, alias Kinge, James, 105. 
Bluer, John, 217*; Mary, 189; William, 

189, 217. 

Blundeville, Randle, 20 n. 
Boardman, Alice, 178; Ann, 169, 171, 

172, 177; Barbary, 172; Edward, 162; 

Elizabeth, 162, 163, 185; Ellen, 171; 

Hannah, 185, 188; James, 172, 178; 

John, 155, 163, 169, 188; John Ashe- 

ton, 171, 172; Joseph, 175, 185; Lydia, 

183 ; Martha, 175; Mary, 183; Rachel, 

178; Samuel, 178, 183; Thos., 216; 

William, 178. 
Boat, or Ferry, near Wickleswick Hall, 


Boats on River Mersey, 20 n. 
Boathouse Lane, 9 n. 
Boat Lane, 9, 10. 
Bobbin, Tim, 70. 
Body Divinity, 74. 
Bolster Weaver, 208. 
Bolton, see Boulton, 142. 
Bolton, Rev. Roger, 71 ; Rev. Samuel, 

47, 71- 

Bolyn, River, 6. 
Bonfires, 57. 
Book of Decrees, 55. 
Books of Rev, John Baldwin, 73. 
Booker, Rev. John, iii, 60, 62; Books by, 

&c., v. 
Booker's Hist, of Blackley Chapel, 122. 

Didsbury and Chorlton, v, 69, 136. 

Booker, Mrs., v. 

Bookkeeper, 178, 183, 186. 

Bookseller and Printer, 159. 

Booth (Boothe), Betty, 172; Sir George, 


General Index. 

106; Henry, 168; Jane, 168; Mary, 179; 

William, 172. 
Borough of Salford, 18. 
Boskow, Martha, 190; Thomas, 190. 
Bosley, Frances, 181. 
Botanical Gardens, 15. 
Boulton, Elizabeth, 142; John, 142, 143; 

William, 143. 

Boulton [le Moors], co. Lane., 228 n. 
Boulder Road, 4. 

Boundaries of Stretford Township, I. 
Bounty, Royal, 78; Queen Anne's, 71, 93, 


Bowden, Ernest, viii; John, viii, 112. 
Bowdon, co. Chester, 69, 144, 147, 170, 

171, 188. 
Bowker, Alice, 171, 183; Ann, 179; John, 

171; Mr., 12; Phebe, 180; Robert, 177; 

Tabathy, 177. 
Boydell, Hugh, 20 n. 
Boyer Street, 16. 

Boys, James, Thirty-nine Articles, 74. 
Bradburn, Ann, 175; John, 175. 
Bradbury, Ann, 188; John, 188. 
Braddock, Alice, 181; Thomas, 181. 
Bradford, hamlet of Manchester, 8, 9. 
Bradford, the Martyr, 56. 
Bradley, Ellen, 184; Martha, 187. 
Bradley's Husbandry, 46 n. 
Bradshaw, Ales, Alice, 147, 190, 203, 

223; Ann, 162, 185; Elizabeth, 170; 

Edmund, 105, 109*, no*, 118, 175, 

223; Esther, 172; Isack, 103; James, 

in*, 112, 166, 170, 183, 223*, 232; 

(younger) 224; Jane, 175, 183, 223, 

224; John, 223; Martha (mother), 223*; 

(dau.) 223; Mary, 183, 223*; Richard, 

191; Sarah, 169, 223; Sarah Ann, 223; 

Thomas, 224; William, in, 190, 223*, 


Bradshaw's house, Isaac, 103. 
Brady, Nicholas, Sermons, 74- 
Bramhall, co. Chester, 50. 
Brasenose College, Oxford, 60, 71, 75. 
Bread for Poor Communicants, 86. 
Breach in River Embankmenis, iv, 27 n, 

33. 34, 35> 3.8. 

Break in the Bight, Urmston, 32. 
Brearley, Rev. Jas. Barnes, 48. 
Breechesmaker, 176. 
Brendon, Rev. Wm. Edwd., 47, 84, 87; 

Rev. W. H., 95. 

Bretredy, fern. Christian name, 136. 
Brewer, 183. 
Brick-kill Lane, 16 n. 
Bricklayer, 170. 

Bridge, Betty, 176; Elizabeth, 179; Tho- 
mas, 176, 179. 

Bridge, ancient, of three arches, 6. 
- Eye Platt, 10. 

Inn, 15. 

New Eye Platt, 10. 

Bridges, Canal, 26. 

on Canal, repair of, 28. 

Statute of, 7. 

Bridge-Trafford, 20 n., 21. 

Bridgwater Canal, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 17*, 

24, 34*, 41*, 79; Acts, 28; Office, 26. 

Trustees, Compensation for flood, 38; 

prosecution by, 36. 

Bridgwater, Duke of, iii, 24, 29*. 
Briefs, Collections on, 40, 147 ; form of, 


Brigge Troghforde, 19 ; see Bridge-Traf- 

Brighton, 81 n. 

Brindley, the Engineer, 5, 24, 25, 27 ; 
Diary, 26; Excitement, 26; Expedients, 
26; Expenses, 26; Lodgings, 28. 

Brindley and Early Engineers, by Smiles, 

Brinley, 26; see Brindley. 

Bristol, 29. 

British Trackway, 20. 

Broadey, John, 15. 

Broads, the, in Urmston, 31. 

Broadhurst, Elizabeth, 182; John, 182. 

Broadwell Green, co. Chester, 166. 

Brocton, co. Stafford, 152. 

Brofeld, Elizabeth, 141. 

Brogden, Ann, 213; Esther, 213*; Joseph, 

Broken Cross, Macclesfield, 123. 

Broof, Mary, 182; Timothy, 182. 

Brooke, Hughe, 195, 196; Margaret, 195. 

Brook's Bar, 2, 95. 

Brookbank, Elizabeth, 180. 

Brookhouse, the, 191. 

Brotherton, co. York, 150. 

Brotherton, Alice, 183; Thos., 183. 

Broughton Road, Salford, 40. 

Brown (Browne), Alice, 188 ; Edward, 
207, 215; Jane. 146, 166, 168, 196; 
John, 166, 197 ; Margerit, 215; Peter, 
147; Robert, 102; Thomas, 196. 

Brownell, James, 232; see Brownhill. 

Brownhill, Ann, 175, 178, 180; Anthony, 
no*; Betty, 185; Ellen, 169, 213; 
Hannah, 156; James, iio*, 180, 181, 
185, 187, 213 ; Margaret, 187 ; Mary, 
181 ; Susanna, 186; Thomas, 169, 186; 
William, 178. 

General Index. 


Brunderett (Brundret, Brundrit, Brund- 
reth, Brundrith), Alice, 185; Betty, 187; 
Ellen, 89, 90, 202 ; Hanna, 165, 202 ; 
Jacob, 104, 109*, in*, 117, 216; 
James, 219; Jane, 219; John, no, in*, 
157, 164, 169, 185, 218; Joseph, 90; 
Mary, 165, 178, 189; Robert, 164, 200*; 
Sarah, 169, 183; Thos., 87, 89, in, 
112; William, 85, 88, in, 164*, 165*, 
200*, 201, 202*; (father) 133, 200; 
(son) 133, 200. 

Brundrit (family), 1 12, 121. 

Brundwoodd, Edwarde, 164 ; William, 

Brunswick Street, 16 n. 

Brushmaker, 174. 

Buckley, Mary, 168, 190 ; Richard, 168 ; 
Samuel (father), 137; (son) 137. 

Budworth, co. Chester, 51*; Great, 98. 

Buggard [Boggart] House, the, 1 60. 

Bulkington, 153; see Bilkington. 

Bull's Head, 75. 

Busick, see Beswick. 

Busick, Alice, 130; John, 130. 

Butt Lane, 16 n., 104, 158. 

Burchel, 138; see Birchal. 

Burchel, Raphe, 138; Richard, 138. 

Burgage and Croft, 54. 

Burges (Burgess), Betty, 176; Richard, 
108; Thomas, 105, 176. 

Burghlands, 122 n. 

Burgreave, Henry, 192. 

Burial ground, 83; see chapel-yard, church- 

Burial Customs, 58. 

in the church, 57. 

in sweet flowers, 155- 

ground undrained, 122. 

Registry fee, 122. 

Burials at Stretford, 122, &c. 

elsewhere, 147, &c. 

Burkit, Wm., New Testament, 74. 
Burnage (Burnedge), co. Lane, 66. 
Burnfeld, Little and Great, 43. 
Burning and liming mossie land, 44 n. 

tapers and candles, 58. 

Burton, Geo. F. E., 112*. 
Bury par., co. Lane., 1 66, 182. 
Bury, James, 21. 

Burying in Woollen, 123. 

Butcher, no, 159, 162, 168, 170, 188, 

189, 231. 

Butler, 45; Rev. Walter, 47, 8l. 
Butler's Lane, 46. 
Butterworth, Mr., 66. 
Buttery, 66. 

Byrche (see Birch), James, 132; Katherin, 


Byrom, Miss, Journal, 11. 
Byrom's Remains, 145. 
Bythell, Elizabeth, 180; James, 180. 


\^ Cadman, Mary, 174, 176, 183 ; 

Peter, 183; Thomas, 174. 
Cage, The, 105. 
Cain, Philip, 119*. 
Caissons, or Cisterns, 27, 28. 
Cdmzfs Bible Dictionary , 74; Lectures 74. 
Calamy, Ejected Ministers, 66 n., 68. 
Cambridge, 85*; Emmanuel College, 65; 

St. John's College, 81; Vice Chancellor, 


Cambridgeshire, 151, 152. 
Camden's Britannia, v. 
Camp, alleged Roman, 4. 
Campfield, Manchester, 15, 22. 
Canal, Bridgwater, 2, 3, 5, 24; Bridge 

over Mersey, 27, 34; Embankment 

across Mersey valley, 38; interrupted, 

39; lighters, 23; streams crossing, 25; 

tolls, 28; 

Manchester Ship, I, 23, 24. 

Candles, 57, 58. 
"Cane, Mr." 78. 

Cannell, 45 n. 

Cannon, Mary, 184. 

Canons respecting Registers, 121. 

Captives, 151. 

Carlisle, 181. 

Carman, 145 ; see Carrier. 

Carmton, Ellen, 126; see Crompton. 

Carpenter, 143, 169, 171, 172, 173, 174, 

175, 182, 185. 

Carr, James, 1 86 ; Martha, 186. 
Carriage Co., Manchester, 15. 
Carrier (see Carman), 117, 118, 138, 145, 

158, 165, 1 66, 170*, 181, 208, 229, 

230*, 231, 232*. 
Carrington, co. Chester, 50. 
Carrington, John, 50, 200; Margaret, 201; 

of Carrington, 53. 
Carts used in marling, 45 n ; double and 

triple, 46 n. 
Carter, 188; Ellen, 172; Mary, 173; Rev. 

Oliver, 56*. 
Carthage, 28. 

Cartlick, John, 171; Mary, 171. 
Cartwright, Emme, 196; Justian, 196. 
Case for Counsel's opinion, 93. 
Cash, Lawrence, 177; Mary, 177. 
Castlefield, 27; and see Campfield. 

I I 


General Index. 

Castleton, Rochdale par., 177. 

Causeway, paved, 14. 

Cave, Sir Ambrose, 54. 

Celt, stone, 16. 

Cemetery, 27, 83; see Churchyard, Chapel- 

Cendall, see Kendal, 149. 

Chadwick (Chadwicke), Adam, 190 ; Al- 
lexander, 105; Alice, 181; Ann, 178; 
Ellen, 177; Hannah, 180; Isabell, 180; 
James, 104, 109, no, in, 172, 180 ; 
Joseph, in; Mary, 168, 170, 171, 172, 
176, 188, 189*, 190; Mr., no; Thomas, 
72, 103, 104*, 117*, 118*, 146, 155, 
156, 1 68, 176, 231; William, 109*, no, 
118, 225 n. 

Chairman of Local Board, 18. 

Chalice, silver, 51; Chalices, 91, 92. 

Chalton, Ann, 228. 

Chamberlayne, John, Religious Philoso- 
pher, 73. 

Chambers, Mary, 185; Thomas, 185. 

Chamber's History of the Rebellion, 12. 

Chancel, 138; added, 84; inscription, 84. 

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Sir 
Ambrose Cave, 54. 

Chancellor Raikes, 84. 

Chancery, 63; Duchy of Lancaster, 45, 54. 

Change of Road Names, 16 n. 

Chantry, 49, 52; chalice, 51; Commis- 
sioners, 50, 52; Deeds, 50; lands, 50, 
52, 54; priest, 49, 52, 53. 

Chantry priest at Manchester, 50. 

Chantries, Statute for Dissolution of, 52. 

Chapel, 15, 50; Chantry lands, 50 (see 
Chantry); Endowment, 71; of Ease, 49, 
60, 91; Ende, 144; enlargement, 71, 78; 
first mentioned, 48; foundation of, 48 ; 
income, 72; notice on door, 98; old, 85; 
-ornaments, 51 ; Reeves, 50, 62 (see 
Warden); rebuilding, 71 ; Register, 6i; 
stile, 117, 144; view, iv. 73, 

Lane, 16 n. 

Chapels in South Lancashire, 1860, 60 n. 

Chapelries, seven, of Manchester Parish, 
55, 68; in Lancashire, v. 

Chapelry formed into Parish, 84 ; paro- 
chial questioned, 92; Survey, 63. 

Chapel- wardens(jr<?Chapel-reeves, Church- 
wardens), 69, 71, 72, 108, 145, 146, 
216, 218 ; election, 93 ; Chorlton-cum- 
Hardy, 212 n. 

Chapel-yard, 82, 145 ; drained, 216 ; en- 
largement, 216; right of way, 145; trees 
planted, 78. 

Chaplain of Manchester College, 68. 

Chapman (trade), 169, 172, 226, 228, 231. 

Chapman, Ann, 173; Alice, 190. 

Characteristic Srictures, by T. Seddon, 76. 

Charitable Bequests, 86. 

Charitie, Banquet of, 58. 

Charity Children, Mrs. Hind's, 80, 82. 

Charles Edward, Prince, 1 1. 

Charles II., 65. 

Charleson, John, 166. 

Charlson, Margaret, 1 66. 

Chat Moss, draining, 41. 

Chatterton, Edmund, 63. 

Cheadle, co. Chester, 36, 174, 180; parish, 

Cheesman, Rev. , 47, 61, 196. 

Cheetame (Cheetham), Manchester, 107. 

Cheppel, 104; see Chapel. 

Chelford, 99. 

Cheshire, 153; acre, 45 n ; ballads, Legh's, 
44 n ; Glossary, Holland's, 33, 122 n ; 
Traffords, 20 n ; Waters, 4. 

Cheshire, Martha, 175 ; Nathaniel, 227 ; 
Robert, 157; Sarah, 176. 

Chester, 3, 20, 21*, 70, 106; Bishop, 157; 
Bishop Gastrell, 72; Castle, 20 n; Coach, 
22 ; Diocesan Registry, 233 ; Earl of, 
20 n ; Gayole (Gaol), 106; Registers, 
2ii n; Road to, 21 ; St. Mary, 150; 
Wills proved at, 225; et seq. 

Chester, Peter, 205. 

Chester Street, 3, 4. 

Road, 2, 3, 4, 911, 11, 16, 17, 18, 

22, 95; flooded, 35; sewer, 15. 

Chestershire, 6; see Cheshire. 
Chesworth (Cheworth), Bridget, 186. 
Chetham, Ann, 182, 189; James, 13; 
Phebe, 180; Samuel, 180; Thomas, 182. 
Chetham Miscellanies, v, 56, 57. 

Library, 27 n, 34, 49, 82. 

Society, v, 96, 145. 

Chevalier, 13; see Prince Charles Edward. 

Cheworth (Chesworth), Bridget, 182; 
John, 182. 

Cheife (chief) rent, 52. 

Choir, 82; boys, 115, 116; instruments, 83. 

Cholmondeley, Sir Hugh, 52. 

Chollarton, 132; see Chorlton-cum-Hardy. 

Chorlton, see Chorton, Choarton, Chollar- 
ton, Chorlerton, Chowerton, Chourton. 

Chorlton (Chorleton, Chollarton, Chor- 
lerton, Chorton, Choarton, Chower- 
ton, Chourton, Chourlton), Alexander 
(father), 131; (son) 131; Alice, Ales, Alis, 
133, 200, 201, 205, 227; Ann, 165, 228; 
Elizabeth, 133*, 164, 198, 204; Ellen, 
Ellin, 68, 126, 202; George, 108, 121, 

General Index. 


143, 228; Hugh, 140, 143, 199; Hannah 
180; Isabel, 140, 143; James, 124, 168, 
194, 203; Jane, 166, 205; Jeremy, Jere- 
miah, 132, 133, 147, 166, 203, 205, 208, 
230; John, 10, 108, 121, 124, 132*, 
133*, 134, 164, 1 66, 192, 193, 198, 203, 
205, 229; (father) 164, 197; (son) 164, 
197; Margaret, 133, 166 ; Mary, 143; 
Mildred, 134; Ralph, 68; Robert, 228 ; 
Samuel, 146, 203, 206, 207, 229; Sarah, 
176; Thomas, 124, 207; William, 124, 
126, 132, 133*, 165, 168, 200, 201*, 
202, 203; (father) 135; (son) 135. 

Chorlton Chapel, 49*, 64, 66, 211 n., 226; 
Booker's Hist, of, v; Registers, 211. 

Chorlton-cum-Hardy, 5, 16*, 17, 34, 63, 
64, 67, 69, 97, 98, 102, 109, 128, 129, 
130, 131, 139*, 160, 161*, 162, 163, 
167, 1 68, 169*, 170*, 173*, 174, 175*, 
176, 178*, 179, 1 80, 181, 182, 183, 187*, 
188, 189*, 214; Township, i, 8 n. 

Chorlton Brook, I, 34*, 37*. 

Jackson's Boat, 36. 

Lane, 16 (see Seymour Grove) ; 

Manor, 45; Road, 18. 

Row Township, 7 n. 

Trafford Moss, near, 44. 

Chorlton-upon-Medlock Township, 7 n 
Chorlerton, Alexander (father) 131, (son) 

131; see Chorlton. 
Chorton, 68, 129, 130; see Chorlton, 

Chowerton, 130 ; see 'Chorlton [-cum- 

Chrison, 59. 
Christ Church, Newgate Street, London, 


Christening following Litany, 115. 
Christian, fem. Christian name, 169, 201. 
Church door, notice on, 101. 
Chancel, east window, 85. 
Church ley, 97; Recovery of, 92. 

Officers, 59. 

plate, 91. 

Registers, 1 1 6. 

St. Matthew's, iv, 83. 

Churches of Derbyshire, by Cox, 97. 
Churches, Society for enlargement of, 94, 
Churchwardens (see Chapel Reeve), 50. 

79> 85, 87*, 88, 90, 91, 103; Accounts, 
iii, 75, 103, 153; pew, 83 ; Staves, 92, 

Churchyard, old cross in, 18; see Chapel 

Churchyort, = Churchyard, 33. 

Cirencester, Richard of, Itinerary, 5. 

Citations, 60. 

Oity News, 20; see Manchester City News. 

City Road, Hulme, 15. 

~ivil War, 62. 

Clandestine Marriages, 65, 98. 

lare, Martha, 136; Mary, 136; Roger, 

larendon, Earl of, 51. 
Clarionette, 83. 

Clark [Parish], 143, 144; see Clerk. 
Clark's Oxford Univ. Reg., 81. 
Clark, Mary, 179; Hamblett, 179. 
Clarke, Anne, 165 ; Charles, 146, 165 ; 
Evan, 98*; Mary, 81; Sarah, 184. 

Rev. Joseph, iv, vi, 47, 81, 85*, 

93, 94, 211 n; appointment, 81; memo- 
rial window, 87 ; presentation to, 81 ; 
Rural Dean, 82. 

Clarke's MS., vi, 40, 53, 64, 75, 78, 79, 

82, 91, 95, 112, 146, 155. 
Clarkson, John, 205. 
Classis at Manchester, 62, 68, 96; Second, 

of Lancashire, 99 n. ; terminated, 102. 
Classical Meetings, 101. 
Clay marl, 45 n. 

puddle, 25. 

Clayton, masc. Christian name, 214. 
Clayton, Henry, 153; Rev. John, 75; 

Martha, 182; Mary, 171. 
Clergy in Manchester Deanery, 49. 
Clerk, Parish, 112, 143, 144, 1 75 ;j Clark, 

and Parish Clerk. 
Cliffe, Benj., 165; Elizabeth, 165. 
Clockmaker, 190. 
Clothdresser, 174. 
Clothier, 185. 

Clough, Elizabeth, 173; Robt., 97. 
Clun, Salop, 150. 

Coape, Joseph, clerk, 166; see Coupe. 
Coachman, 179. 
"Coal hommer," 116. 
Coals at Longford Bridge, 28. 
Coalpit Lane, 16 n. 
Cock Inn, 7, 13, 15, 27, 41, 9 2 > l6 


Cockcroft, Sarah, 184. 
Cocker, Wm., 50. 

Coik, 27; see Cock Inn, Old Cock Inn. 
Cold Harbour, London, 153. 
Coldhill, in Trafford Park, 121 n., 158, 

159; see Cowdale, Hill. 
Collectanea, Mr. Bailey's Stretford, 27 n. 
Collections on Briefs, 147; see Briefs. 
Collegiate Church, Manchester, 91; and 

see Manchester. 
Collier, Biah, 183 ; James, junior, 183 ; 

Rev. John, 47, 70*; Thomas, 166. 


General Index. 

Collier (occupation), 173. 

Collyer (collier), 107. 

Collotype copy of old Chapel, 95. 

Commissioners for Building NewChurches, 


for Province of York, 55- 

Common field, Barfoothough, 28 n. 

House, Culcheth, 94. 

Communicants, 59; bread for poor, 86. 
Communion Table, 83. 
Compensation for floods, 38. 
Complaint, Bill of, 54. 
Confession, public, of faith, 101. 
Confirmation, 79> US- 
Consecration Deed, 83; of new Church, 

84; of Regimental Colours, 77. 

Consols, 86. 

Constables, Parish, 62, 103, 107. 

Constable, High, of Salford Hundred, 9. 

Constables of Manchester, 9 ; their Ac- 
counts, 7; see Manchester. 

of Openshaw, 9. 

Constantyne, Robert, of Oldham, 102. 
Consumption, 162. 

Contempt, 98. 

Convocation Order, 120. 

Cook (occupation), 166, 191. 

Cook, Sarah, 179. 

Cookson, Alice, 159, 172, 1 86 ; Betty, 

169; George, 82, 83; Isaac, 169; James, 

I 75 John, 112; Mary, 170; Richard, 

1 86. 
Cooper (occupation), 171, 174, 177, 179, 

1 80, 185, 189. 

Cooper, Alice, 178; Ambrose, 183; Char- 
les, 112*; Martha, 183 ; Thomas, 178; 

William, 172; see Cowper. 
Cooperthwaite, Margaret, 75. 
Coperthwaite, William, 149. 
Copenhagen, 5. 
Coppock, Alice, 189; Ann, 1 68 ; Bryan, 

185 ; Edmund, 212 n. ; Esther, 185 ; 

Hannah, 185, 187; Martha, 162, 176; 

Thomas, 162, 176. 
Cordwainer, 169, 173, 174, 175, 178*, 

1 80, 181, 182, 184, 187, 1 88. 
Cornshutting, 44 n. 
Cornbrook, I, 2, 2 n., 6, 16, 21*, 165, 

190, 232. 

Bridge, 8, 9. 

Street, i. 

Weir, 25, 26. 

Cornforth, Wm. Holliday, 87, 1 12*. 

Cornhill, 27. 

Corn mills, 28. 

Corn mill at Barton, 29. 

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 78. 

Corse garnished with crosses, 58. 

Cost of marling, 45 n. 

Cost of new church, 84. 

Cottages, views of old, iv. 

Cotton, Maria, 155- 

Cottonend, co. Northants, 152. 

Cotton Manufacturer, 180, 183. 

Cotton weaver, 181, 189. 

Cottrell, Martha, 186. 

Counsel's Opinion, 93. 

County Council, Lancashire, IO. 

Coupe, Ann, 186; Thomas, 186; j^Coape. 

Courier, Local Gleanings, 87. 

Court Baron, Stretford, 32 ; Grand Jury, 

Court Leet Records, Manchester, 9n, 10, 

97> 103. 

Court Rolls of Salfordshire Wapentake,48. 
Coventry, 107. 
Cowell, Jane, 184. 

Cowdale (Coldhill ?), near Trafford, 121 n. 
Cowlton, co. Chester, 107. 
Cowper, Elizabeth, 162* ; William, 162 ; 

see Cooper. 

Cowshuts or stock doves, 45 n; Marl, 45 n. 
Cox, Rev. Jas., 47, 80. 
Cox, Churches of Derbyshire, 97. 
Craddock, Elizabeth, 162; Samuel, 162. 
Crancke, Thomas, 204. 
Crawther, see Crowther. 
Creed, The, 56; the Little, 56. 
Creezum, 56. 

Cresswell, co. Stafford, 149. 
Crisspin, = Shoemaker, 211. 
Crofter, 168. 

Croft's Bank, 17, 170; see Crossbank. 
Cromer, Norfolk, 150. 
Crompton, see Carmton. 
Crompton, Alice, 178; Ellen, 176; Nelly, 

189; Thomas, 176; William, 97. 
Cromwell, Vicar General, 120. 
Cronologie, IOI. 

Crosby, Elizabeth, 185; William, 185. 
Cross, Mary, 189*. 
Cross, Stretford, n, 18*, 108, 141, 142*, 


Crosses, views of, iv; in streets, 57; way- 
side, 58. 

Crossbank (nowCroftsbank),i7o,i76, 187. 

Cross-ferry, 4, 20 n; Bridge, 7; see Cross- 

Cross-ford, 4, 1 1, 12, 20, 20 n. 

Crosford Bridge, 6, 7, 8, u, 12*, 13, 14, 
25, 30; Turnpike Act, 13; Racecourse, 
84; Tollbar, 13, 30; View, 13. 

General Index. 


Crossing and knocking the breast, 57, 


Cross Street (now Sale), 3, n, 121, 130, 
170; bridge, 13. 

Cross Street Chapel, Manchester, 12. 

Croston, James, vi. 

Crossway Chapell, 144. 

Crow, Old, or Lord, 43 n. 

Crowfield yate (Crowfeld yate, Crofelt 
yate, Crofilldyate), 104, 163, 164, 192, 
194, 195, 196* 

Crown Point, 189. 

Crowther, no; family, 1 21; house and 
barn, 18 n. 

Crouder (Crawther, Crowther), Anne, 
158, 200, 203, 204; Bridget, 199, 202; 
Edmund (father), 132, (son) 132 ; Ed- 
ward, 104, 204, 229 ; Ellen, 158, 177, 
187 ; Giles, 133, 162, 166, 180, 227, 
(father) 204, (son) 204 ; Hannah, 159, 
170*, 182; James, 104*, 109, no, in*, 
II 7> J 59> I 7 J 77> ^7, 215, 222,225 n.; 
Jane, 163, 181, 183, 198 ; Joan, 203 ; 
John, 117*, 134, 147, 163, 166, 187, 

198, 199*, 2O2, 203, 204, 2O7, 215, 222, 

230; (father) 215, (son) 215; Lawrence, 
142, 167, 203, 204, 205, 206; Margaret, 
ISO; Mary, 159, 172, 180, 182, 199, 
205, 222* ; Mildred, 162 ; Oswald, 
158; Richard, 181, 204; Robert, 134, 
162, 198, 199, 230 ; Samuel, 142 ; Su- 
san, 162, 187; Thomas, 133, 199, 200, 
203;(father) 134, (son) 134; Old Widow, 


Croxford Briggs, 8; see Crosford. 

Crucifixion, the, 88. 

Crumpsall, co. Lane., 8. 

Cubham, Thos. , 63. 

Cubitt, William, engineer, 35. 

Culcheth, Winwick parish, 94, 95, 189. 

Culverts, Canal, 26, 37. 

Curate of Chorlton-cum- Hardy, 212 n. 

Curates, 47, 48, 55, 77 ; and see Assistant 


Cuspes of pitchforks, 45 n. 
Customs, baptismal, 58, 59 ; burial, 58 ; 

marriage, 58; marling, 43 n. 
Cuthole Bridge, iii, 26 n., 27, 37, 39. 
Cut Hole Lane, 16. 

DAIN, Ellen, 171; see Dane, Dean. 
Dal, a mild imprecation, 83. 
Dale, Philosophical Commandments , 74- 

John, 183; Margaret, 183; Martha, 

Damp, for Davenport or Deamport, 127. 

Damp, Hugh, 127; Thomas, 127; see Deam- 
port, Davenport. 

Dane, Katherine, 168; see Dain, Dean. 

Daniel, Alice, 188; James, 188; Lady, 76. 

Daniels, Margaret, 177; Ralph, 179. 

Darby, Lord, 6; see Derby. 

Darbyshire Lane, 178, 190; see Derbyshire 

Darbishire (Derbyshire family), 121; Alice 
Alis, 132, 182; Ann, 184; Elizabeth, 
135; Hannah, 176; James, 105, 108, 
109, no, ill, 118, 132, 138, 157, 182, 
229; Martha, 176; Mary, 136; Sarah, 
1 86; Thomas, 184; William, 135, 136, 

Darent, Ann, 184; Francis, 184. 

Davenport, co. Chester, 69. 

Davenport (see Damp, Deamport, 206), 
104; Alice, 163; Ann, 206; Betty, 170; 
Catherine, 69; Edward, 196; Ellen, 176; 
Harriett,22i; Hugh, 196, 198; Sir Hum- 
frey, 199 ; Isabel, 134, 198 ; Jane, 135, 
205; James, 181 ; Jedidiah, 221 ; John, 
176, 206*; Martha, 181; Thomas, 103, 
109, 134, 135,205,206; William, 50,226. 

Davie, , 104; Ellen, 209; Henry, 108, 
116, 119; James, 72, 103, 104, 168; 
Jane, 167; Martha, 168; Thomas, 192; 
and see Davies, Devis. 

Davie's estate, 118. 

Davyhulme, Eccles par., 167. 

Davis, 72, 121, 213; see Davie, Devis. 

Davies, Ann, 168, 213*; Rev. Benj., 48; 
Betty, 213*; Deborah, 213; Elizabeth, 
186, 213; Hannah, 213; James, 186; 
Jane, 189; John, 213; Martha, 170; 
Mary, 181, 189; Samuel, 189; Sarah, 
213; Thomas, 213*. 

Dawson, Ann, 177, 182; James, 186; John 
106; Margaret, 186. 

De profundis, 58. 

De Trafford, 83; see Trafford. 

Dead manse Dowle, 58. 

Deaf and Dumb Asylum, 22. 

Deamport, Alice, 206; see Davenport. 

Dean and Canons of Manchester, 55. 

Deanery of Manchester, clergy in, 49. 

Dean parish, co. Lancaster, 159. 

Dean, see Dain. 

Dean (Deane), Catherine, 177; Edmund, 
163; George, 131; James, 164, 196, 197, 
225, 231; John, 131, 163*, 164*, 182; 
(father) 164; (son) 164; Leonard, 163; 
Mary, 183, 197 ; Rachel, 182 ; Samuel, 
164; Thomas, 177; William, 183; W., 


General Index. 

Deansgate, 6. 

Death rate, 146. 

Deavie Hulme, 167; see Davyhulme. 

Dee, River, 24. 

Deeds, Appendix of, iii. 

Deeds of Chantry lands, 50. 

Delvers or diggers, 45 n. 

Delving marl, 45 n. 

Demain, 189. 

Demean, 54. 

Denbigh Grammar School, 81. 

Denton, Thos., 149. 

Denton, co. Lancaster, 61, 64, 65, 98, 167., 

Denton Chapel, Booker's Hist, of, v. 

Departure of parent at baptism, 58. 

Derby, County Derby, 210. 

Derby, Barbary, 172. 

Derbyshire Churches, by Cox, 97. 

Derbyshire Hills, 4. 

Derbyshire Lane, 15, 17, 178, 190; see 

Darbyshire Lane. 

Derbyshire, Margt., 155; see Darbishire. 
Deuis, 121; see Davis. 

Alice, 130; John, 130. 
Devis, Alicia, 121; Elizabeth, 227; John, 

121 ; see Deuis, Davis. 
Dialogues with a Woman, 74. 
Dickason (Dickenson, Dicconson, Dicon- 

son, Dickinson), Elizabeth, 197 ; John, 

130, 197*; Mary, 172, 188 ; Matthew, 

172; Richard, 130, 199; Thomas, 9; 

William, 188 ; see Dyconson. 
Dickonson, Mr., 103, 104, 116, 117*. 
Dickson, Alice, 176; William, 176. 
Dictionary of National Biography, 78. 
Didsbury, Hannah, 182. 
Didsbury, co. Lancaster, 5, 17, 24, 37, 

64, 69, 151, 152, 169, 173, 178, 215 n. 

Church, 91 ; Parish Clerks, 33 ; 

Register, 136, 214. 

Didsbury and Chorlton Chapels, Booker's 

Hist, of, v. 

Didsbury, by F. Moss, 33, 40. 
Digell (Diggle), Elizabeth, 126. 
Directory, Raffald's, Manchester, 225 n. 

The, 65, 121. 

Discovery, Bill of, 54. 
Dismission, 55. 
Dispute of Parsons, 75. 
Dissenters, Protestant, 72. 
Disturbing Divine Service, 57. 
Docks at Pomona, 15. 
Doctors' Commons, 93. 
Doctor's Estate, 118. 

Dodde, John, gent., 51, 54, 55. 
Dodleston, 20 n. 

Dog House Farm, 3. 

Dog and Partridge Inn, 4. 

Doles at Barfoot, 28 n ; at Urmston, 32 ; 

Doole mouth, Urmston, 31 ; Doole in 

the Bight, Urmston, 32. 
Dowle (Dole), Dead manse, 58. 
Domestic Chapel, 48. 
Donat's Dictionery, 73. 
Donatus's Grammar, 73. 
Dooley, Hannah, 170; James, 170; 

Tabathy, 177. 

Domesday Book, 20, 20 n, 21* ; new, 94. 
Dorsetshire, 151. 
Double boats, 27. 
Double carts, 46 n. 
Dounbel, Amry, 126; Elizabeth, 126; 

George, 126. 
Doumbi, Geo., 127; Godfray, 192; 

Godfrie, 127. 
Downes, Ann, 186; Betty, 178; Edward, 

158, 208; Elizabeth (see Betty), 169; 

Henry, 169, 232; John, 136; Mary, 

158, 1 68, 208 ; Penelope, 136; Thomas, 

1 86. 
Downing, Betty, 213 ; George, 213 ; 

Mary, 180. 
Downham, 85. 
Dragot, Ann, 204. 
Draining chapelyard, 216, 218; Trafford 

Moss, 41, 42. 
Drayton, 106 ; see Dreton. 
Dream, 66. 

Dreton, 106 ; see Drayton. 
Drinking fountain, 82. 
Dronfield, co. Derby, 67. 
Drowned, 123, 143, 178, 191*, 197. 
Drowning, 6l. 
Droylsden, co. Lane., 8, 162, 177 ; Hig- 

son's History, 43 n. 
Drum used at marling, 44 n. 
Drying kiln, 153. 
Dublin, Trinity Coll., 85. 
Duchy of Lancaster, 7, 8 ; Chancellor 

Cave, 54 ; Orders, 54 ; Pleadings, 55. 
Duckinfield, 76. 
Duckinfield Lodge, 76. 
Duckworth, Richd., 103 ; Susan, 187. 
Duesbury, Elizabeth, 176; James, 176. 
Dungeon, 107. 
Dunham, co. Chester, 26. 
Durham, 86, 95, 151, 152. 
Dyall Green, 143. 

Dycconson, Robert, 192 ; see Dickinson. 
Dyer (occupation), 150, 178, 186. 
Dyne, John, 152. 
Dytchfeild, Thos., 192. 

General Index. 


E. K. (Edward Kirk?), 20. 
Ea, 345 see Ees, Eye. 

Eansworth, Ann, 175- 

Earl of Lancaster, Roger de Poitou (?), 1 7. 

Earlum (Earlham), 165; see Irlam. 

Earlham, Jonathan, 165; Joseph, 165. 

Earlum, Ellen, 165; Joseph, 1 65;,^ Erlam, 

Earwaker, J. P., 105; Local Gleanings, 
64 n. ; Manchester Court Leet Records, 
103, 121 n. , 145; Manchester Constables 
Accounts, 7. 

East Window, 84, 85. 

Easterly Communion, 59- 

Eccles, co. Lane., 17, 67, 70, 75, 102, 147, 
162, 171*, 172, 175*, 176, 178, 182, 
2io, 21 1 ; Baptisms at, 210; Burials at, 
2io; Churchyard, 211 ; Marriages at, 
210; Registers, 75; Rev. Edmund Jones, 
99; Vicar White, 56. 

Eccles par., 164, 167*, 169, 176. 

Eccles, John, 209 ; Mary, 172; Samuel, 
172; Sarah, 185; Thomas, 209; William, 


Ecclesiastical Commissioners, grant by, 83. 

Edges, The, 104, 118, 158. 

Edge House, 5, 90, in, 140, 142, 143, 

Edge, Anne, 164, 184; Elizabeth, 177; 

Ellen, 186 ; Hannah, 176; Peter, 176; 

Robert, 166, 201; (father) 139, 164; (son) 

139, 164; William, 164, 186. 
Edge Lane, I, 11, 14, 16, 17, 44, 87, 94, 

112, 143; Railway Bridge, 10. 
Edgley, Ann, 188; John, 188. 
Edinburgh Graduates, 96. 
Edward, the Black Prince, 20 n. 

IV., 20 n. 

VI., 51, 54*, 55. 

Ees explained 34; see Ea, Eye. 
Egerton, Peter, 155. 
Elizabeth, Queen, 53, 54. 
Elders of Stretford, 62, too, 102. 
Elderson, Alice, 214; Richard, 214; see 


Eller, Amry, 126; Nicholas, 126. 
Ellor, Richd., 166. 
Ellesmere, co. Salop, 48. 
Elliott, Thomas, 9, 10. 
Elsdale, Anna M., 81 n.; Marianne, 79; 

Rev. Robinson, iv, 47, 78, 79, 85, 92, 

Embankments, 30, 32, 33, 38 ; see River 

Embankments, 4. 
Eminent Families and Persons, iii. 
Emery, Joseph, 184; Margaret, 184. 

Emley, co. York, 149. 

Emm, female Christian name, invented to 

avoid the ill-luck of calling a second 

child Mary, the first of that name having 

died, 86; and see Bate, Moss. 
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 65, 68. 
Endowment, 71, 72, 93*; Chantry, 51; 

Chapel, 51; at Weddings, 58. 
Engineers, Smiles, Lives of the, 25. 
English Dialect Society, 33, 122 n. 
Enlargement of Old Chapel, 71, 78; 

Chapel-yard, 216, 218 ; Church, 86 ; 

tablet, 86. 

Enlargement of Churches, Society for, 94. 
Enormities in 1590, 56, 57. 
Epidemics, 123. 
Episcopacy, 64. 
Episcopalians, 64, 68. 
Erlam, 149; Erlom, 126; Erlum, 162; see 

Earlam, Irlam. 

Erlam, Bretredy, 136; Henry, 136. 
Ermston, 38; see Urmston. 
Esdaile, George, 4, 5. 
Esq., 167, 191, 210, 216. 
Estcourt, Chas., 119. 
Estreat, 8. 
Ethicks, loo. 

Etymology of Trafford, 18, 19 n. 
Evans, Betty, 171. 
Even, Robert, 192. 
Evens, Ann, 177; James, 177. 
Evins, Edward, 106. 
Exchequer Chamber, 39; Lord Chief Baron 

Davenporte, 199. 
Exciseman, 169. 

Excise Officer, 156, 159, 160, 181, 187. 
Excommunicates, 59. 
Excommunications, 60. 
Exercise at Stretford, 101, 102. 
Expectant, ordination of, 101. 
Explanation of paging of Registers, 157. 
Eye Platt Bridge, 8, 10; New Bridge, iii, 

10, 27. 
Eye, Stretford, 34; and see Ees. 

, Overseer, 154. 

Facts and Figures, by Harvey, 24. 

Failsworth, co. Lane., 8,170. 

Fair Call, Testimonial of, 67, 101. 

Fairs and Markets on the Sabbath, 57. 

Fairfield, near Buxton, 96. 

Falconer (Falkner, Fakener, Fakner, 
Faulkner, Faukner, Fawkner), Alis, 
142 ; Ann, 141, 158*, 160, 226 ; 
Bicheta, 131 ; Eleanor, 159; Elizabeth, 
130, 158*, 162* ; Ellen, 140, 208 ; 


General Index. 

Hannah, 159; Henry, 164, 194*, 198; 
Isabell, 194; James, 159, 160*, 161 ; 
Jane, 140; John, 103, 116, 131, 143, 
'158*, 159*, 160*, 161*; (father), 158, 
159*, 160*; (son), 158, 159, 160*, 162, 
171, 226, 229 ; Jonathan, 159 ; Joseph, 
198; Margaret, 147, 159, 160*, 161*, 
196 ; Martha, 141 ; Mary, 158, 159*, 
161, 171, 185, 210; Peggy (Margaret), 
159; Robert (father), 133; (son), 133; 
Samuel, 161 ; Thomas, 158, 159, 196*; 
William, 72, 103, 104*, 109*, no, 117, 
118, 130, 131*, 140*, 141*, 142*, 
158*, 159, 162, 164, 225, 226, 232; 
(father), 141 ; (son), 141. 

Fawkner (family), 121 ; estate, 117; 
house, 103. 

Faulkner, alias Johnson, Margaret, 225. 

Falling of marl, 44 n. 

Fallas (Fallow, Fallows), Alice, 160, 163, 
218; Ann, 169, 171, 174; Hannah, 
187 ; Isabell, 155 ; James, 181 ; John, 
160, 163, 179, 217; Jonathan, 174; 
Joseph, 181 ; Martha, 181 ; Mary, 173, 
179, 181 ; Richard, 187; Sarah, 175; 
William, 155, 173. 

Families and Persons, iii. 

Farleton, co. Lancaster, 149. 

Farmer, no*, 160*, 161, 170, 172, 173, 
174, 175*, 176*, 177*, 178, 179*, 
180*, 181*, 182*, 183*, 184*, 185*, 
1 86*, 187*, 1 88*, 189*, 190*, 212, 231. 

Farmer and Weaver, 186. 

Farmer's lounge, 82. 

Farmer's servant, 1 88. 

Farn worth, near Bolton, 189. 

near Warrington, 81. 

Farrier, 169. 

Fasaker, Richd., 54. 

Fast at Stretford, 99, 101 ; Popish Fasts 
and Festivals, 57. 

Fawkner, see Falconer, &c. 

Fazak's wood, 22. 

Fazakerly, 22 ; Ann, 172 ; Mary (mother), 
210); (daughter), 2io;Thomas, 172,210*. 

Feast, Nativity of St. John Baptist, 50 ; 
St. Martin in Winter, 50. 

Feelding(Fledinn?), Jas., 157; John, 157. 

Feigh ( Fey), sod, turf, surface, 44 n, 45 n. 

Fellows of Manchester Collegiate Church, 
55, 68, 91, 141, 156. 

Fenders, river, 37, 38, 39. 

Ferney, Elizabeth, 175; William, 175. 

Ferry at Old Trafford, 22 ; near Wickles- 
wick Hall, 23. 

Ffordd in Welsh, 20. 

Fire, collections for losses by, 148. 

ffiles, Robt., 127 ; Thomas, 127. 

Filkin, Ellen, 185 ; Thomas, 185. 

Fillers of marl, 45 n. 

Fines Maxince et Flavia, 5. 

Firs Farm, I, 44. 

Fisher, Elizabeth, 182. 

Fishing, 77. 

Fishwick, Lieut. -Col., 64 n. 

Fitten, Elizabeth, 176; John, 176. 

Fitzgerald, Chas. Hy., 119*. 

Flagons, 91, 92. 

Flats on Irwell, 23. 

Flaxdresser, 178. 

Fledinn (Feelding), Robt. (father), 137 ; 

(son), 137. 

Fleming, Elizabeth, 186; John, 186. 
Fletcher, Alice, 175 ; Edward, 192 ; 

Ellen, 130; George, 130; (father), 

165; (son), 165; James, 212 n.; John, 

212 n.; Katherine, 193; Mary, 170, 

190; Susan, 162. 

ffletwood, Rev. Mitchell, of Crossway, 144. 
Flixton, co. Lane., n, 17, 63, 64, 70, 

101, 148, 149, 159, 167, 168, 171, 182, 

Flixton, parish, 163, 167, 168; church, 

94, H7 5 glebe, 94, 95; Register, 155. 
Flixlon, Hist, of, by Langton, 22, 148, 155. 

by Lawson, 149, 150. 

ffloid, Anne, 106 ; Humphrey, 106. 

Floodgates, 33. 

Floods, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15, 34, 35, 36, 38, 

39, 40, 41 ; compensation for, 38. 
Flookburgh, co. Lancaster, 150. 
Flowers, buried in, 155. 
Footings of embankments, 33. 
Ford at Barfoothough, 28 n. 
Ford at Trafford, 3, 1 8, 20, 22. 
Ford at Stretford, 17 ; see Crossford. 
Form of Brief, 153. 
Forster, William, 106. 
Foster, John, 181; Mary, 181. 
Foundation Stone, 83. 
Foundations of Manchester, Hibbert- 

Ware's, 12, 49, 156. 
Four Lane Ends, 160. 
ffoden, Thomas, 121 n. 
Fowden, John, 232; Katherine, 158; 

Mary, 158; Thomas, 158. 
Fox, Martha, 183. 
Foxdenton, 173. 

ffoxley, Edward, 50; Thomas, 53. 
Fragments, Gregson's, by Harland, 23. 
Francis, Rev. Arthur, 47, 65, 98*, 99. 
Free call, 101. 

General Index. 


Free Library, Manchester, 29. 

Free Seats, 84, 94. 

Free Trade to Ireland, by T. Seddon, 78. 

Freeholders, 156. 

Freeman's Hist. Northampton, 152. 

Trended, 55. 

ffrithe, Ingram, 134; James, 134. 

Frodsham, co. Chester, 24. 

Fulford, William Henry, 119*. 

Funeral customs, 58. 

Furness, Martha, 179. 

Fulling Mill, 153. 

Fulton, Hamilton H , C.E., 24. 

GADD, Right Rev. Mgr. C. J., viii. 
Gaffer, 44 n. 
Galleries in Old Chapel, 82; in present 

church, 87. 

Gallows Meadows, Salford, 9 n. 
Gaming, unlawful, 57- 
Gandy, John, 188; Mary, 188. 
Gardner, Esther, 179; John, 178; Mary, 

178; Rev. W. J., 48. 
Gardener, 184, 185*, 186*, 187*, 188, 

192, 229, 232. 

Garlick, Betty, 170; Charles, 170. 
Garnet, Anthony, 75; Rev. William, 

47, 75- 

Garnishing corpses with crosses, 58 ; 
crosses in streets, 57- 

Garrett, masc. Christian name, 207. 

Gascoyne, Jane, 193. 

Gaskell, Ales, 202; Rev. G., 162; Gaw- 
ther, 198; Gother, 202; Gualter, 198; 
Rev. Thomas, 47, 78, 198; see Gaskin. 

Gaskin, Edward, 198; Gawther, 198. 

Gastrell, Bishop Francis, 72. 

Gasworks, 16 n. 

Gatley, co. Chester, 33. 

Gatley, Elizabeth, 225; Ellen, 124; John, 
124, 191, 193. 

Gatliffe, George, 191. 

Gaushill, 15; see Gorsehill, 15. 

Gawlter (Gawther), 198. 

Gee (family), 50; Alexander, 137; Alis, 
132; Allis, 143; Alice, 200, 205*, 207, 
230; Ann, 192, 193, 201; Bridget, 207; 
Catharine, 143; Charles, 47, 125, 127*, 
I 33> J 34 194, 198, 199, 201; Dom. 
Charles, 50; th' elder, 195; Elizabeth, 
133; Ellen, 131, 133, 191, 193, 202; 
Ellision, 127; George, 138, 164; Giles, 
130, 191*, 216; Humphrey, 138, 164, 
203; Isabel, 137, 198, 201, 204; James, 
124, 129, 134, 155, 230; Jane, 168, 216; 
Joan, 203, 204; John, 129, 130, 131, 

132*, 133, 134% 137*, 138, 164* 165*, 
167, 191*, 192, 193*, 195, 196, 197, 198*. 
200*, 201*, 204, 205, 207 ; (father), 
165 ; (senior), 207* ; (son), 165 ; de 
Gorsehill, 108, 143; Higgin lane, 116, 
143 ; of the Pale, 143; Joseph, 138, 165; 
Katherine, 196, 207 ; (junior), 207 ; 
Margaret, 130, 131 ; Mary, 167, 191, 
197, 201 ; Mary, 132, 138, 202, 205, 
226; Massy, 193; Millred, 208 ; Na- 
thaniel, no, 232; Rafe (Rauffe), 139, 
1 93> 1 97> 1 9%> 202 ; Richard, 103, 
108, 116, 124, 125, 127, 132, 191*, 
193. 195. !97 198, 203*, 204, 205, 
206, 207, 229 ; Richard's wife, 198 ; 
Robarte, 198; Samuel, 132, 139*, 
197, 198, 200, 203 ; Thomas, 130, 131, 

132, 197, 202, 226 ; William, 165. 
General Wade, 12. 

Gentleman, 140*, 141*, 142, 144, 162, 
167, 171*, 182, 192, 194, 198, 205, 
210, 225, 225 n., 226, 230*, 232, 233. 

Gent[lewoman], 204. 

Gerrard, Ann, 1 86; Gilbert, Duchy 
Attorney, 7 ; Peter, 1 86. 

Gexson, bailiff, 46 ; see Jackson. 

Gibbern (Gibbin, Gibbins, Gibbon, Gib- 
born, Gibbons, Gibburn), Alice, 173, 
184, 185; Ann, 168, 174, 178, 233; 
Ellen, 181, 185, 186, 187, 190; Eliza- 
beth, 177, 214; Esther, 219; Hannah, 
180; James, 184, 186, 189*; John, 
177; Margaret, 213; Mary, 162, 172*; 
Phebe, 179, 213; Richard, 155, 172; 
Robert, 162, 173; Samuel, 178, 179, 
213 ; William, 185. 

Gibson, Rev. John Robert, 48 ; Mary, 
189 ; Phebe, 188; Samuel, 188. 

Gilbert, Mr., Duke's agent, 27. 

Gilbodye, Anne, 194, 199, 203 ; Arthur, 

133, 166, 167; Edward, 134, 164, 200; 
Elizabeth, 184; Ellen, 123, 166, 167, 
2Oi;John, 113, 135, 144; Joseph, 166; 
Katheren, 134, 203 ; Margaret, 1 66, 
194; Martha, 200; Mary, 136, 212 n.; 
Raphe, 194; Richard, 130, 133, 164, 
166*, 167, 195, 200*, 203; Robert, 194; 
Rodger, Roger, 123, 128, 136, 137, 
201, 202, 203, 212 n., 225; (father), 127; 
(son), 127 ; Samuel, 133, 1 66 ; Sarah, 
113, 144; Thomas, 62, 63, 103, 128, 
130, I33 137, 166, 193, 194, 195, 199, 
200, 202 ; (father), 130; (son), 130. 

Gilliam, John, 63. 

Gillian, fern. Christian name, 163. 

Gillow, Joseph, viii. 



General Index. 

Gisbrough, co. Cork, 150. 

Glasgow, 82. 

Glazier, 18 n. 

Cleave, Elizabeth, 188. 

Glebe lands, 94. 

Gledhill, Ely, 171; Mary, 171. 

Goddard, Ellen, 163. 

Godwin, 118; see Gooding (?). 

Godwin, Mr., 109*; Stephen, 109. 

Golden Mir r our, The, 19 n. 

Gomme, Village Community, 122 n. 

Good and faithful servant, 89; Samaritan, 

89 ; Shepherd, 88. 
Goodacre, William, 118*. 
Gooden, Martha, 171 ; Richard, 231*. 
Goodier, see Gudier. 
Goodier, Elizabeth, 184; Hannah, 183; 

John, 183; Mary, 181; Mr., 82; Sarah, 

182; Susanna, 182; Thomas, 182. 
Gooding, 118 (see Godwin), Mr., 116; 

Richard, 105*, 117, 118; Stephen, 118. 
Goolden, Betty, 172. 
Gooshill, 27. 

Gorsehill, 15, 104, 105, 108, 116, 143. 
Gorsehill house, 103. 
Gorton, 8, 67, 102, 149, 181 ; Register, 


Gorton Hist. Recorder, by Higson, 148. 
Gother, masc. Christian name, 202. 
Goupil & Co., viii. 

Gower's Surrey Provincialisms, 122 n. 
Graham, Ellen, 172; Ronald, 172. 
Grant by Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 

83 ; Parliamentary, 94 ; three from 

Queen Ann's Bounty, 94. 
Grantham, Mrs. Elizabeth, 73, 220; 

Thomas, 73. 

Grantham, co. Lincoln, 150. 
Gratrix (see Greatrix, Gretrakes), Richard, 


Graterix, alias Mason William, 117. 
Gravestones, 73, 75, 216, 227 n. 
Grave-yort, 33. 

Greasty, Edward, 174; Mary, 174. 
Great All Hallows, London, 153. 
Great Budworth, co. Chester, 51, 9$. 
Great Hulme Meadow, 9 n. 
Great Stone, 4, 15, 105, 160 ; views of, iv. 
Greatrex (Gratrix), Elizabeth, 177 ; 

Henry, 177 ; Sarah, 177; William, 177. 
Greatrix, alias Mason, William, 105. 
Greaves of willows, 31. 
Greeke, 100. 
Green (family), 70; George, 44 n. ; James, 

104, 109, 117, 230; Margaret, 176; 

Mary, 172. 

Greengate, Sal ford, 79. 

Greenhall, Edward (father), 211 n.; (son), 

211 n. 
Greens, 57. 
Green scholars, 80. 
Greenwood, John, 15. 
Gregory, Alice, 198; Ann, 178 ; Arthur, 

131, 196, 198; Elizabeth, 164, 196; 

Ellen, 124; Isabella, 130; Joane, 127; 

John, 124, 164, 178; Mary, 188 ; 

Nicholas, 131 ; Richard, 124, 164* ; 

Thomas, 124, 127, 130, 197; (father), 

129; William, 193. 

Gregory, alias Hampson, Thomas, 129. 
Gregson, Alice, 184. 
Gregson's Fragments, by Harland, 23. 
Grelle, Albertus, 17. 
Grestick, Ellenor, 181. 
Gresty, Ellen, 163; Hannah, 183; John, 

163, 183. 

Gretrakes (Greatrex), Mary, 147. 
Griffi, Harry, 123, 204. 
Griffith, Ann, 183; Rev. Maurice, 156. 
Griffith, masc. Christian name, 123, 204. 
Grime, Ann, 187; Simon, 187. 
Grimshaw, Elizabeth, 162 ; Jane, 186 ; 

John, 1 86. 

Grimstich, Elizabeth, 186. 
Grindlow, Longsight, 68. 
Grindon's Manchester Banks, 22. 
Gripyard (Gripyawd, Gripyawt, Grippe- 

yotts), 33. 

Grissi (Griffi, Griffith), Harry, 123, 204. 
Crockett, Joseph, 186 ; Martha, 186. 
Gropnall, co. Chester, 187. 
Guardians, Barton Union, 90. 
Guardians for Stretford, 86. 
Gudier, 138 ; see Goodier. 
Gudier, Ann, 138 ; Henry, 138. 
Guising, marl, 4411. 

H-, G. J., 224. 
H , Henrie, 194; Katherine, 


Hache, John, 192 (Hatch). 
Hacking, Thomas, viii. 
Hadcroft, Sarah, 184. 
Hadshead, Margaret, 186 ; see Adshead. 
Hadston, Edward, 129 ; Jenkin, 129. 
Haighs, Richard, 103. 
Hail, Alice, 177; Elizabeth, 177; Samuel, 

Hale, Ellen, 186 ; John, 180, 212 ; 

Martha, 180; Mary, 178, 212; Wm., 

Half Holiday, weekly, 78; Wednesday, 79. 

General Index. 


Hall, Anne, 205; Isaac, 170; John, 133; 
Mary, 170 ; Nicholas, 205 ; (father), 
204; (son), 204; Phebe, 179; Thomas, 


Hal ley's Lancashire Puritanism, 64. 

Hallmarks, 91, 92. 

Hallsworth, Mary, 173. 

Hallywell, Richard, 61. 

Halmot, Urmston, 12. 

Halton, co. York, 153. 

Hamblett, masc. Christian name, 137, 
179 ; see Hamlet. 

Hamblett, Ann, 171 ; Jane, 181. 

Hamel = Hamlet, 9. 

Hamlet, masc. Christian name, 131 ; see 

Hamlets of Manchester, 8 ; Constables, 
9, 10. 

Hamnet, Elizabeth, 174. 

Hammond, Hannah, 185. 

Hammond, Henry, New Testament and 
Psalms, 74. 

Hampson (Hamson, Amson), 126 ; 
Alice, 161, 181 ; Ann, 155, 156, 
158, 160, 173, 180, 191, 214; Betty 
(see Elizabeth), 158, 161, 169, 172; 
Bridget, 125, 186 ; Christopher, 195, 
196; Edward, 164, 165, 176, 198, 203, 
204*, 205, 227 ; Elizabeth (see Betty), 
107, 124, 127, 158, 164, 176, 178, 
184*, 191, 195*, 198; Ellen, 113, 164*, 
177, 182, 184, 196; Esther, 174; Geo., 
165, 196; Hannah, 170, 172, 175, 182; 
Henry, 191; Hugh, 192; Isabel, 130, 
167; James, 18, 156, 175, 184, 205 ; 
Jane, 158, 171, 209; John, 113, 117, 
124, 133, 156, 160, 167, 171, 178, 181, 
191*, 193, 212, 214; Joseph, 89, 113, 
170, 182; (junior), iii ; Katherine, 
192, 203; Margaret, 147, 159, 186, 
199; Martha, 159; Mary, 158, 160, 163, 
168, 170, 171, 172, 173, 176, 181, 189, 
204*, 208, 215; Mary Ann, 113; Mil- 
dred, 162; Mr., 116; Peter, 104, 109, 
118, 144, 158, 208, 209; Raphe, 133, 
167 ; Richard, 125, 126, 163, 192 ; 
Robert, 191, 230; Samuel, 113, 155, 
172, 177, 184,215*; (son), 1 13*; Sarah, 
113; Susan, 163; Thomas, 104, 105, 
no, 144, 158, 159, 186, 193, 208*, 
209, 231, 232 ; (father), 130; (son), 130; 
William, 109, no, ill*, 113*, 127, 
161, 163, 164*, 173, 195*, 196*, 204, 
208, 212, 232 ; (William's wife), 194. 

Hampson, alias Gregory ; Thomas, 129. 

Hancock (Hencock), 180; Elizabeth, 

170; John, 83; Mary, 175; (mother), 
212; (daughter), 212. 

Hankey, Alice, 186; Phebe, 189. 

Hankinson (see Ankinson, 177), Alice, 
175, 212*; Ann, 185; Hannah, 174; 
John, 210, 212; Margaret, 213; Martha, 
171; Mary, 171, 210, 213; Richard, 
175, 212*, 213; (father), 212; (son), 
212; Sarah, 212; Susanna, 213. 

Han = Have, 114, 116. 

Hanover Square, St. George's, London, 

Hardington, 152 ; see Harington. 

Hardman, Hannah, 175*. 

Hardman, Messrs. Hulme and, 12. 

Hardware, Thomas, 50*, 53*. 

Hardwick, Hannah, 186; Robert, 186. 

Hardy, by Chorlton, 17. 

Hardy, Alice, 213 ; Henry, 227; James, 
230; John, 128, 212; Margret, 128; 
Mary, 175, 179, 212; Sophia, 213. 

Hargreaves, John, 186 ; Mary, 186. 

Harington, co. Northants, 152. 

Harland, John, 21 ; Rev. Thomas Dug- 
dale, 48". 

Harland's, Gregson's Fragments, 23 ; 
Mamecestre, 17. 

Harper, James, 229. 

Harpurhey, near Manchester, 8, 9. 

Harries, Griffith, 123, 204. 

Harrison (Harryson), 193; Alice, 132, 

133, 206, 227; Ann, 139, 168, 202, 
209; Colonel, 159; Elizabeth, 131*, 
147, 207 ; Ellen, 133, 204, 205 ; Rev. 
Frank, 48; Henry, 140; J., 225 n ; 
James, 203, 206 ; John, = Joan, Jone, 
191, 193; John, 71, 72*, 94, 99, 103, 
104*, 109*, 117, 144, 167, 168, 191, 
194, 198, 206*, 207*, 209*, 226, 229*, 
230; (son), 144; Rev. John, 159; 
Katherine, 135, 194, 198; Margaret, 

134, 195 ; Mary, 132, 139, 140, 167, 
202, 207*, 208; Mr., 98, 117, 157*; 
Rev. Mr., 65 ; Raphe, 167; Richard, 
61, 108, 131, 132, 133, 136, 139*, 140, 

167, 192, 193*, 194, 195*, 202*, 205, 

206* ; (father), 133, 192 ; (son), 133, 
192; Robert, 131*, 132*, 134, 135; 
Samuel, 131 ; Sarah, 159, 208, 209, 
230; Thomas, 133, 139, 148, 167, 192, 
193*, 197, 202, 206, 207; (father), 195, 
(son), 195; William, no*, 132, 195. 

^family), 121 ; of Toad Lane, 117 ; 

benefaction, 73 ; John's house, 104 ; 
Richard's new house, 119. 

William, viii; on Turnpike Roads, 14. 


General Index. 

Harrison, alias Hughes, Henry, 226* ; 
Jane, 206; John, 206; Richard, 116, 
119, 206, 229. 

alias vSalter, Alice, 195; Ellen, 195; 

John, 194, 195*, 196; Margaret, 195; 
Richard, 194 ; Thomas, 194*, 228. 

Harrop, E . .217; Hannah, 185; Isaac, 
188; Margaret, 180; Martha, 188; Mary, 
172, 173, 175; Thomas, 173, 185. 

Hart, Chas. Dudley, 86; Rev. Dudley, iv, 
viii, 1 8, 47, 85*, 87, 91, 95*, 115 ; 
Dudley Frank, 86; Fanny Whittenbury, 
86; Thomas Wheeler, 86. 

Hartley (family), 121 ; Alexander, 125, 
130; A[lice?], 129; Ann, 125; Eleanor, 
90; Ellen, 130; George, 21 in.; John, 
63, 184 ; (father), 136; (son), 136 ; 
Mary, 211 n.; Mary Ann, 90; Richard, 
90; Robert, 229; Sarah, 184, 190; 
Thomas, 129. 

Hartingstall, Mary, 169; see Artingstall. 

Hartlepool, co. Durham, 151. 

Harvest Homes, 44 n. 

Harvey, James W., 24. 

Harwood, James, 226. 

Haslehurst, Mary Elizabeth, 90*. 

Haslenden (Haslingden), 73. 

Hatch, see Hache. 

Hatfield Hall, Durham, 86. 

Haton (Hatton, Atten, Heaton) ; Eliza- 
beth, 166, 176, 210; James, 129; John, 
72, 109; Richard, 166; William, 129, 

Haugh, Ann, 129; Thomas, 129, 193; 
(father), 128; (son), 128. 

Haughton, see Hawton, 63. 

Haukings, Richard, 137; Thomas, 137. 

Haulf ; see Hough. 

Haverhill, Suffolk, 151. 

Hawker (see Holker), Alice, 158; John, 
(father), 158; (son), 158 

Hawkins, see Haukings. 

Haworth (see Heworth, Heyworth, Hay- 
worth, Howarth), Alice, 232 ; Ann, 
169; Richard, 167; Thomas, 167*. 

Hawthorn Lane or Road, 5, 14, 16, 34. 

Hayes, Henry, 87, 89, 91; Mrs., 87. 

Hayley, William, 84. 

Hays, Thomas, 232; and j^Heys, Heyes. 

Hayworth, James, 162 ; Margaret, 162; 
see Haworth, Heyworth. 

Hearne, Thomas, 6. 

Heath, Trafford, 41. 

Heathenish outcries, 58. 

Heaton, see Haton ? 

Heaton Norris, 105, 169, 176, 179. 

Heaward, Robert, 126. 

Heawood (see Hey wood), George, 91 ; 
Hamlet, 131; Marta, or Bridgett, 131. 

Heawton, 63 ; see Haughton. 

Heggin Lane, 141 ; see Higgin Lane. 

Heginbotham, W T illiam, 157. 

Heigham, Mary, 2iin.; Robert, 2iin. 

Heightington, co. Lincoln, 150. 

Helena, Ellen, 131. 

Helsby's Ormerocfs Cheshire, 20 n., 21, 
21 n. 

Hencock (Hancock), Hannah, 177; John, 
185; Margaret, 174; Mary, 183, 186; 
Sarah, 185; William, 174, 186. 

Henlock, Ann, 184. 

Hennett's Moss, 2 ; see Annett's Moss. 

Henry Matthew, Life of, by Williams, 
66 n. 

Henry IV., 48. 
- VIII., 51, 52. 

Henshaw, Ann, 184. 

Herbert Street, 91, 95. 

Hesketh, Alice, 168; Ann, 176; Edmund, 
no, in*, 179; Elizabeth, 179; Ellen, 
176; Margaret, 184; Mary, 179; Sarah, 
170; Thomas, 1 68. 

Heuerd (Hewit or Hey ward), Ann, 139. 

Heversham Grammar School, Westmor- 
land, 81. 

Heward, Peter, 168 ; Sarah, 168. 

Heworth, Josiah, 109. 

Hewes (Hughes), Ellen, 201 ; Henry, 
130, 199; James, 194, 201 ; Katerine, 
130; Maria, 130; Richard, 130, 201*. 

Hewe and Crye, 107. 

Hewit, Peter, iii. 

Hewitt, Mary, 187, 188. 

Hewitson, Elizabeth, 186. 

Hey Meadow, Sale, 94. 

Hey, Elizabeth, 197 ; John, 194, 197 ; 
Thomas, 194. 

Heys, Elizabeth, 181 ; Garrett, 207 ; 
Peter, 207. 

Heyes, Ellis, 203; Peter, 116; William, 

Heylde, co. Chester, 52. 

Heyrick, Mr. Warden Richard, of Man- 
chester, 98. 

Hey ward (Heuerd, Heward), Thos., 228. 

Hey wood (Heaward), Ann, 163, 187 ; 
Hannah, 176; Jonathan, 176; Maggie 
Shepherd, 90; Martha, 174; Mary, 
210 ; Nathan, 26 n. ; Sarah, 212 ; 
Thomas, 109, 117, 212; Thomas's wife, 
31; William, 210. 

Hey wood's Diaries, 96. 

General Index. 


Hexham, co. Northumberland, 149. 
Hibbert-Ware, Foundations of Manchester, 

12, 49, 67, 156. 
Hicks, George, 24. 
Hickson (see Higson), Mary, 189. 
Hickup, = Hiccough, 66. 
Hide (see Hyde), Mary, 185. 
Hide v. Warde, 54. 
Higgin Lane, 16, 16 n., 17, 41, 116, 

137*, 140*, 141*, 142*, 143*, 197,201. 
Higginson, Ann, 186 ; Mary, 174; 

William, 174. 

High Constable, 8, 10*; of Salford Hun- 
dred, 9; Master, 78. 
Higham, Alice, 188 ; John, 188 ; Joseph, 

185, 186 ; Lettis, 186 ; Lucy, 174; 

Mary, 185 ; Thomas, 174. 
High Greave, Northenden, 35. 
Highfield Road, 16 n. 
Highway Act, 1835, 7. 
Highway Indictment, IO, II ; Overseers 

or Surveyors, 69, 119; Manchester 

Supervisors, 10. 
Highwaymen, 22. 
Highways in Manchester Parish, Act 

concerning, 8 n. 
Higson, -John, 183; Mary, 210 ; Sarah, 

183; William, 210; see Hickson. 
Higson's Gorton Hist. Recorder, 148. 

Hist, of Droylsden, 43 n. 

Hill, Alice, 190 ; Hannah, 187 ; James, 

213; John, 175, 191, 212; Rev. John, 

143; Mary, 181, 212; Sarah, 175; 

Thomas, 181, 213 ; Rev. William 

James, 48. 

Hill in Stretford, 121 n., 163; see Coldhill. 
Hill = to cover, 122 n. 
Hill = part of an acre, 122 n. 
Hill part of churchyard, 122 n. 
Hills = hopmounds, 122 n. 
Hill parts, 122 n. 
Hillam, 3 n. 

Hilling with rushes, 122 n. 
Hilton, Eleanor, 207. 
Hilton (Hulton), Little, 68. 

- Middle, 159. 
Hinchley, Thos., 229, 230. 
Hinde, Mrs. Anne, 69, 71 ; Rev. John, 

69, 7i, 77- 

Hind's, Mrs., charity children, 80. 
Hindley, Ann, 185 ; John, 185. 
Kinsley, Alice, 205 ; Thomas, 205. 
Hinslock, Salop, 153. 
Hinstock, co. Salop, 153. 
Hinton, Sarah, 184; William, 184. 
Hin*xton, county Cambridge, 151. 

Hipping Stones, 20. 

Hist, of Cheshire, by Ormerod, 2on. ; and 
see Helsby. 

Flixton, by Langton, 22, 148, 155. 
by Lawson, 149, 150. 

Inland Navigation, 28. 

Manchester, by Whitaker, 9 n. 

Lancashire, by Baines, 71. 

Mitr. Abb., by Willis, 49. 

the Rebellion, Chambers, 12. 

Northampon, by Freeman, 152. 

Hobkinson, Alice, 171; see Obkinson. 

Hobson, Ann, 226. 

Hodkinson, Alice, 177, 185; Ann, 172; 
Ellen, 171 ; Hugh, 166 ; John, 174, 
177, 179, 193 ; Mary, 174*; Thomas, 
193 ; William, 47, 193 ; Rev. William, 60. 

Hoghton, co. Lancaster, 150. 

Holbrook, Ann, 168; Dennis, 219; Ellen, 
186, 211 ; Hannah, 177; Henry, no; 
James, 188, 218 ; Jane, 188; (mother), 
218; (dau.), 218; John, 175, 218; 
Martha, 218; Mary, 169, 175, 211 ; 
Phebe, 173; Robert, 230; Samuel, 231. 

Holbutt, Ann, 175; Thomas, 175. 

Holcroft (Howcroft), Ann, 186; David, 
173; Elizabeth, 140; John, 211; Mar- 
garet, 211 ; Mary, 210 ; Sarah, 173; 
Thomas, 140. 

Holden, George, 143; (son), 143; Mary, 


Holker, see Hawker. 
Holland, Martha, 168 ; Mary, 170; 

Thomas, 198; William, 31*, $2; Mr., 

of Ringley, 99. 

Holland's Cheshire Glossary, 33, 122 n. 
Hollin worth, Ann, 139; Richard, 40, 97, 

99; Rondil, 139. 
Hollingworth, Richd. ; Mancunicnsis, 61; 

Chronicle, 7. 
Hollinpriest (family), 121; Elizabeth, 134, 

166 ; Ellen, 131, 194; Isabell, 133; 

James, 129, 226 ; John, 135, 226 ; 

Robert, 127, 131, 136, 194, 226* ; 

William, 62, 127, 133, 134, 135, 136, 

139, 1 66. 
Hollinsfare, 70; Holyn Fare Passage, 17; 

Hollin's Ferry, 25. 
Hollinsgreen, 70, 126. 
Hollins, William, 118* 
Holly Bank, Old Trafford, 93. 
Holme (see Hoolme, Hulme), Edward, 

131; George, 105; Helena, Ellen, 131; 

John, 140, 170, 192; Jonathan, 140; 

Joseph, 175; Mary, 170, 175; Nicholas, 

130; Thomas, 130; William, 184. 


General Index. 

Holt (see Houlte), Alice, 169, 181 ; Ann, 

184; Edmund, 192; Elizabeth, 188 ; 

George, 188 ; James, 169 ; John, 169, 

181; Mary, 169; Peter, 63; Parson, 71; 

Thomas, 184. 
Honford, Hugh, 50. 
Hoo = She, 114*. 
Hoolme (see Holme, Hulme), Alice, 130; 

Nicholas, 130. 
Hoope (Hope, Hoppe), Ann, 130; Ellinor, 

127; Richard, 127, 130, 210; (father), 

129; (son), 129. 

Hope, county Derby, 96; Chapelry, 97. 
Hope Hall, 22. 

Hopkin's Ezekiel, Ten Commandments, 74. 
Hopwood, Bretredy, 136; Rev. Edmund, 

61; Mary, 176. 
Hornby, co. Lancaster, 151. 
Horncastle, co. Lincoln, 148. 
Horrocks, Rebecca, 184; Samuel, 184. 
Horsekeeper, 193. 
Hosier, 185. 

Hough greenhill, see Haulf, 28 n. 
Hough, Mary, 174; Thomas, 174. 
Houghend. 167. 
Houghton, Ann, 210. 

John, Letters on Husbandry, 44 n. 

Hoult, Mr., 71; see Holt. 

House of Correction, Manchester, 8. 

Househill, 3 n. 

Housel (Ouzel), 3 n. 

Householder, 191*, 192*, 193*, 194*, 

Howard, Ann, 171; Hannah, 182; Mary, 

179; Peter, 103; William, 182. 
Howarth, Alice, 157; Josiah, 104; Lucy, 

174; see Haworth. 
Howcroft (Holcroft), Ellen, 181; Thomas, 


Howell, Ann, 183; John, 183. 
Howers of marl, 45 n. 
Hubble, Annie Maria, 88; W. W., 88. 
Hudson, Anne, 191; Ellyn, 194; James, 

191; John, 192, 194; Mary, 171; 

William, 171. 

Hufton (Houghton?), Elizabeth, 173. 
Hue and Crye, 106, 107. 
Hues (Hughes, Huse, Hewes), Alice, 

206; Christopher, 192; Daniel, 182; 

Elizabeth, 131, 135, 206; Ellen, 201 ; 

Hannah, 182; Henry, 128, 191; James, 

128, 134, 135, 136*, 139, 212 ; Jane, 

138; John, 128, 131 ; Margaret, 136; 

Mary, 134 ; Richard, 108, 128, 136*, 

138, 201*, 212 n. ; Thomas, 129. 
Hugh (Hughes), alias Harrison, Henry, 

226*; Jane, 206; John, 206 ; Richard, 
116, 119, 229. 

Hull, co. York, 29. 

Hull, John, 187; Sarah, 187. 

Hullard Hall Lane, 16. 

Hullham (Hulme ?), Hannah, 176. 

Hulme Township, I, 8, 13, 14, 21, 172, 
173, I75 177, 183, 186*, 190, 198. 

Hulme, Cornbrook, 198 ; Hall, 6 ; Hall 
Lane, 9 n. ; Manor, 2 n. j Great Meadow, 

Hulme (Holme, Hoolme, Hullham), Ann, 
170, 179, 184; Betty (Elizabeth), 184; 
(mother), 221; (daughter), 221; Ed- 
mond, 140*; Edward, 129, 162,215; 
Elizabeth (Betty), 129, 162, 186, 188, 
230; Ellen, 146, 178, 221; Harriett, 
221; Henry, 214; James, no, in, 141, 
156, 170, 184; John, no, in, 140*, 
141*, 215, 230 ; Jonathan, 104, 105, 
109, in, 117, 169, 184, 218, 231; 
(father), 221; (son), 221; Joseph, 173; 
Martha, 169, 170, 173; Mary, 185, 188, 
216, 221, 231 ; Peter, in*, 186, 216; 
Robert, 214; Samuel, 228; Sarah, 141, 
181, 221; Thomas, 104, 109, 140, 188, 
231; William, 179, 216. 

Hulme, Dr., 82. 

Hulme, Jonathan's house, 104. 

Hulme and Hardman, Messrs., 12. 

Hulton, Adam de, 48. 

Hulton, Middle, 159; see Hilton Middle. 

Hundred of Roelau, co. Chester, 21. 

Hundred of Salford, 63; High Con- 
stable, 9. 

Hundred of Wilaveston, or Wirral, co. 
Chester, 21. 

Hunt, Hamblett, 137 ; Hannah, 169 ; 
James, no, 137; John, 169. 

Hunt's Bank, Manchester, I22n. 

Hunt, Hull, Manchester, 122 n. 

Hunter, Mary, 8i; Roger, 81. 

Huntsman, 193. 

Hurdis, Henry, 203, 227. 

Husbandman, 121 n., 155, 161, 163, 166, 
170 et seq. ; 208, 212, 214, 225, 226*, 
227*, 228*, 229*, 230*, 231*, 232*. 

Husbandry, by Bradley, 46 n. 

Hutchinson, Edward, 163; John, 163. 

Hyde (see Hide), Joshua, 113; Lawrence, 
5 1 *. 54*, 55; Martha, 178; Robert, 
167; Sarah, 187; William, 178, 187. 

Hydes of Norbury, 51. 

Hyde v. TrafFord, 55; Hyde's right main- 
tained, 53. 

Hydraulic lines, 26. 

General Index. 


ICE, damage by, 41. 
Illegitimates, 146; see Bastardy. 

Illustrations, List of, iii, viii. 

Ilmister, co. Somerset, 148. 

Immin, fem. Christian name, 141. 

Imposition of hands, 101. 

Income, 93, 156; see Endowment. 

Incorporated Society for Enlargement of 
Churches, 94. 

Incumbents, List of, 47. 

Incumbent, priest, 50. 

Indowment at weddings, 58. 

Induction of Rector Hart, 115. 

Indulgences to Dissenters, 1672, 67. 

Infra, or under ^40 Personalty, 227 et seq. 

Ingle, see Smith and Ingle, 217. 

Ingram (Christian name), 134. 

Inhabitants of Stretford, 1 1. 

Injunction against Hugh Torkington, 54. 

Inland Navigation, History of, 29. 

Advantages of, by R. Whit- 
worth, 29. 

Inns, see Angel, Bishop Blaize, Cock, Dog 
and Partridge, Northumberland Arms, 
Packhorse, Prince of Wales, Robin 
Hood, Trafford Arms, Wheatsheaf. 

Innh older, 159*, 160*, 161, 230. 

Innkeeper, 185, 188, 231. 

Inscription on Chancel, 84. 

Inscriptions in Church, 84 et seq. 

Inscription on Overflow Weir, 35. 

Instrument or Si quis, 98. 

Inundation, 38, 40; see Floods. 

Inventory], 225 et seq. 

Invocations for the Dead, 58. 

Ireland, Free Trade to, by T. Seddon, 78. 

Irk, river, 36. 

Irlam, co. Lancaster (see Earlham, 165; 
Earlum, 165), 29 n., 126, 149. 

Irlam Boat, 149. 

Irwell, river, I, 6, 9n., 18, 22*, 25, 29, 

floods in, 40; Map of, by Steers, 23; 

Navigation, 3, 23, 29. 

Iseham (Isleham), co. Cambridge, 152. 

Isle of Wight, 81. 

Itinerary, by Leland, 49. 

Itinerary of Richard of Cirencester, 5. 

J., G. H., 224. 
Jackson, Alice, 206, 228; Biah, 183; 
Edward, 192; Ellen, 169, 189; Frances, 
167 ; George, 63, 167, 205 ; James, 
Rev., 65 ; John, 102, 205, 231 ; Rev., 
I0 > 47} 73*, 126, 220; Jonathan, 105; 
Mary, 73> 209; Mr., 67, 101 ; Rev. 

Mr., 209; Peter, 189; Samuel, 169, 


Jackson, of Hulme, 80. 
Jackson's Boat, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, 30, 


Jackson's Moss, 2. 

James, William, 47; Rev. William, 60. 

Jangling the bells, 58. 

Jared, masc. Christian name, 220. 

Jedidiah, masc. Christian name, 221. 

Jeff, Rev. W., ST. 

Jeffery, John, D.D., Discourses, 74. 

Jenkin (Christian name), 129. 

Jenkinson, Edward, 196; P., 149; 
William, 149. 

Jobling, Anthony, 166 ; (father), 160 ; 
(son), 160; Sarah, 160, 169, 181, 223. 

Johnson (see Jonson), Alice, 168, 171, 173, 
184, 185 ; Ann, 172, 184, 186 ; Anna, 
164, 202; Benjamin, 83, 189; Betterig, 
209; Betty (Elizabeth), 178; Catharine, 
159, 208; Doritye, 107; Edward, 196, 
208; Elizabeth (Betty), 124, 126, 166, 
178, 181*, 196, 202 ; Ellen, 128, 139, 

163, 193*, 196; Esther, 219; Fanny, 
189; Francis, 72, 104, 117, 176, 230, 
232 ; George, 183 ; Gillian, 163 ; 
Hannah, 143, 174, 183; James, 28, 163, 
202; Jane, 196; Joane, 194; John, 103, 
108, 124, 125, 127, 136, 137, 147, 157*, 
166, 189, 193*, 194, 195, 198, 202*; 
de Rund, 143 ; Jonathan, 204*, 222 ; 
Margerie, 128, 176; Mary, 162*, 171, 
176, 178, 179, 189, 209; Mr., 82; 
Nathan, 167; Nathaniel, 132, 138; 
Phebe, 1 88 ; Raphe, 124, 194, 201 ; 
Richard, 124, 126, 127, 128*, 132, 136, 
138, 144, 156, 164*, 166, 168, 195, 
196, 197, 209, 225, 226; of Higgin 
Lane, 141, 142*; (father), 134; (son), 
134; Risbell, 197; Rizzibeila, 141; 
Samuel, 104*, 109, 117, 141, 144, 162, 

164, 204, 205, 208*, 209* ; (father) 
204; (son), 204; Susan, 181; Susanna, 
188; Thomas, 163, 171, 193*, 198, 225; 
William, 137, 171, 172, 178, 186, 192. 

Johnson, alias Faulkner, Margaret, 225. 
0/zkyOttiwell, Elizabeth, 202; James, 

202, 204; Joseph, 204. 
Johnstone, Elizabeth, 208 ; Samuel, 208 ; 

Thomas, 119*. 
Joiner, 179, 189*- 
Jones, Alice, 181; Edmund, 99, 102; 

Elizabeth, 213; Ellen, 129, 179, 190; 

George, 213* ; Hannah, 189 ; James, 

107, 129, 175; John, ill, 189, 213; 


General Index. 

Rev. John, 67; Joshua, 104, 109, no, 
232; Martha, 174; Mary, 173, 213;* 
(daughter), 213; Mary Ann, 190; Mr., 
101* ; Rev. Mr., 159; Richard, 167; 
Sarah, 175; Thomas, 156, 174, 190; 
William, 190. 

Jonson (Johnson, Johnston), Cathrin, 
142; Ellen, 129; Hannah, 144; Richard, 
142; Samuel, 144. 

Jubilee of church, 90. 

KARSLEY (Kersley), Ellen, 165, 
167 ; Robert, 167 ; Simon, 165, 

Kay (Key), . . . 224 ; Ann, 190, 224 ; 

James, no, 224; Mary, 168; Richard, 

168, 232; Thomas, 190, 224*; William, 

1 8, 112, 118. 
Kayve = to overturn, empty, 45n.;jr<? 


Keighley, co. York, 66. 
Kelly, David, vi, vii, 78, 85, 1 1 2. 
Kelsall, Ann, 185 ; Bridgett, 167, 229* ; 

Elizabeth, 207; Ellen, 171; James, 108, 

167, 189, 207 ; Jane, 186, 228 ; John, 

226; Joseph, 171; Mary, 188, 189; 

Raynold, 167; Samuel, 118*, 119*; 

Thomas, 1 88. 

Kendall, co. Westmorland, 149. 
Kendall, John, 78, 92. 
Kenion, Roger, gent., 167. 

- MSS., 17. 
Kent, 149. 

Kerfoot, Elizabeth, 184; William, 184. 
Kersall, co. Lancaster, 172. 
Kersley (Karsley), Margaret, 163. 
Kesteven, co. Lincoln, 150. 
Key (Kay), James, 231. 
Kicketty Brook, 3. 
Killed, 197; see Slain. 
Kilsher (Culcheth), Ann, 189; Peter, 189. 
Kinderton, 22. 

King, alias Blomeleye, James, 105. 
King Street, 13, 14, 17*, 18, 187, 190. 
King's Bench, 39. 
Kirk by, Rev. James, 47. 
Kirke, Ann, 169. 
Kirkham, co. Lancashire, 1 66. 
Kirkly Hall, co. York, 66. 
Kissing the corpse, 58. 
Kneeling round the corse, 58. 
Knight, Jane, 179; John, 104*, 117, 126, 

133, 138, 145*, 167, 198, 205, 206, 

209*, 2IO. 222, 223*, 226, 227, 230; 

(father), 145, 208 ; (son), 145, 208 ; 
Jonathan, in*, 179, 222, 223, 232; 

Joseph, 1 08, 157, 164, 208, 209*; 
(father), 208, 209 ; (son), 208, 209) ; 
Martha, 170, 190; Mary, 136, 145, 
157, 171, 180, 208*, 210, 229 ; Rafe, 
149; Richard, ill*, 124, 126, 170, 180, 
205, 208, 210; (father), 165; (son), 165; 
Sarah, 181, 184, 209; William, 190. 

Knott Mill Bridge, 9. 

Knoking, 48. 

Knowles, Elizabeth, 179. 

Knovvled bell, 58. 

Knowliog for the dying, 58. 

Knutsford, co. Chester, 190. 

Knyvett, Felix, 84. 

Koive, to empty carts by tilting, 45 n. 

Kurn shuttins, 44 n. 

, C., churchwarden, 154. 
Labourer, 161, 163*, 175, 176*, 

177, 188, 190*, 194, 230*. 
Lachford Manor, 20 n. 
Lacy, Robert, 193. 
Ladie Priest of Manchester, 49. 
Laffing (laughing) countenance, 57. 
Lainsome, 162; see Levenshulme. 
Lambe, Ann, 179; Jane, 125; Lucy, 188; 

Peter, 179; Richard, 125; Samuel, 188. 
Lambeth, 64. 
Lambly, co. Notts., 98. 
Lame of hands and feet, 107. 
Lancashire Bridge, Stockport, 35. 
Lancashire Chantries, 51. 
Lancashire Commissioners, 50. 

County Council, 10. 
Lancashire Glossary, by Nodal and Mil- 

ner, 34. 
Lancashire, Map of, by Saxton, in 1577, 

Lancashire MSS., by Canon Raines, 49, 


Lancashire Roads, 14. 

- Townships, highway liability, 8 n. 

Lancashire Traditions, by John Roby, 82. 

Lancastershire, 6. 

Lancaster Assizes, 10, 37. 

Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian So- 
ciety Transactions, 4, 12, 14, 16, 27 n., 


Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian 

Notes, 46 n. 
Lancashire and Cheshire Church Surveys, 

64 n. 
Lancashire and Cheshire Local Gleanings 

(Manchester Courier), 87, 147. 
Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, 

64 n. , 225 et seq. 

General Index. 


Lancashire and Cheshire Wills, 19. 

Land for new church, 84. 

Lands of Stretford Chantry, 50. 

Land tax redeemed, 94. 

Land tax on Excise Officer's salary, 156. 

Landowners, 156. 

Lane end, Sale, 139. 

Langho, co. Lane., 85. 

Langshaw, Alice, 162. 

Langton's Hist, of Flixton, 22, 148, 149, 


Lansdale, Eliz. , 162. 
Large Parishes, sub-division of, 63. 
Largesse of silver, 44 n. 
Later, Alice, 176. 
Latin, 121. 

Laudor, co. Berwick, 122 n. 
Laurent's Plan of Manchester, 1793, 41. 
Lawson, High Master, Manchester, 80. 

Hist, of Flixton, 149, 150. 
Lawton, Martha, 182 ; Susanna, 177 ; 

Thomas, 182. 
Laycock (see Lowcock), Ann, 213; George, 

213; John, 213. 

Layland, 74; see Leland, John. 
Lea (Leah), James, 213 ; Jane, 186, 213; 

Peter, 1 86, 213; see Lee, Leigh. 
Leads of the Church, 57. 
Leases of Moss lands, 41. 
Leasowes = pastures, 51- 
Leather, Elizabeth, 172; John, 171; Mar- 
tha, 171. 
Lectern, 87. 

Ledger, John, 188; Mary, 188. 
Lee, Anne, 163; Ellen, 213, 214*; Henry, 

163; James, 214; (father) 213, 214; (son) 

213, 214; Bishop James Prince, v, vi ; 

Mary, 174. 

Leech, Sarah, 188, Samuel, 188. 
Leech's School, Ryde, 81. 
Lees, Elizabeth, 185. 
Leese, Elizabeth, 162. 
Leeves (family), 78 ; Marianne, 79; Rev. 

William, 79. 

Leeves In Memoriam volume, 78, 80. 
Legacy, Mrs. Bate's, 86. 
Legh's Ballads and Songs of Cheshire, 

44 n. 

Leghbourn, Thos., 232. 
Leicester, Ann, 159, 174, 232; Ellen, 176; 

George, 174; Hannah, 170; Henry, no, 
159, 232; John, 177; Martha, 159; 

Mary, 171; Susanna, 177; William, 171. 
Leicestershire, 151. 

Leiceter, Nicholas, 53; see Leyceter, 

Leige, Robert, 226. 

Leigh Par., co. Lancashire, 167. 

Leigh, Dr. Chas., Natural Hist, of 'Lane. , 
46 n. 

Leigh, Ann, 186 ; Elizabeth, 169; John, 
159; Martha, 170; Mary, 165; Mr., 
101; Peter, 87; Rev. Richard M., 48; 
Robert, 165 ; Thomas, 45 ; William, 
103 ; Rev. William, 67. 

Leighington, 1 50 ; see Heightington. 

Leland, John, 6, 7, 19. 

Leland's Itinerary, 6, 49. 

Leland, Rev. Dr. John, TindaVs Chris- 
tianity, 74. 

Leslie, Charles, Short Method, 73. 

Leslie Street, 16 n. ; see Moore Street. 

Lessley, 73; see Leslie, Charles. 

Lester, Martha, 169. 

le Strange, Roger, 48. 

Letters to an Army Officer, by T. Seddon, 


Letter of Ordination, 99. 
Letters Patent, 54. 
Letters testimonial, 99. 
Letts, Rev. Ernest F., vii. 
Levenshulme, 162; see Lainsome. 
Lewis, George, 36. 
Lewis, Ancient Laws of Wales, 21. 
Leycester, Nicholas, 50; Sir Peter, 52. 
Leyceter, Alice, 52 ; Nicholas, 52* ; see 

Leicester, Lester. 

Library of Rev. John Baldwin, 73- 
Lichfield Diocesan Registers, 48. 
Lightboun (Lightbourn, Lightbowne), 

Hannah, 232 ; Sarah, 165 ; Thomas, 

109, 165; Widow, 12. 
Ligrave, co. Bedford, 153. 
Lime, 26; carbonate of, 44 n. 
Limm, co. Chester, 175; see Lymm. 
Lincolnshire, 150; Horncastle, 148; Sur- 

fleet, 78. 

Lindsey, Jas., 170; Martha, 170. 
Linen weaver, 144, 172, 173, 176, 178. 

Webster, 226*. 

Lingart, see Lyngart, 191. 

Linnacre, James, 66. 

Lisley, Henry, 150. 

Litcham, co. Norfolk, v. 

Litherland, see Lytherland, 163. 

Lithograph of Old Chapel, 95. 

Little, Rev. Chas. E., 48. 

Liturgy, 64. 

Liverie and Season, 54. 

Liverpool, 23*, 25, 29, 82 ; Blues, 1 1 ; 

Roger Hunter of, 81; William Roscoe 

of, 42. 



General Index. 

Liverpool Road, Barton, 29. 

Lives of the Engineers, by Smiles, 25. 

Livesay, James Crompton, 189; Nelly, 

Local Board of Health, 18, 119; First 
Chairman, 18. 

Local Gleanings, Lane, and Ches. (Man- 
chester Courier), 56, 87, 120. 

Lock on river Irwell, 9 n. 

Locks on Mersey and Irwell, 23 n. 

Ship Canal, 24. 

Locket, Elianor, 180; Thomas, 1 80. 

Locum tenens, vi, 47, 81, 

Logicke, 100. 

Lomax, Anne, 163; John, 163. 

London, 29*, 91, 148 ; Carrier, 145* ; 
Christ Church, Newgate St., 85; Cold 
Harbour, 153; Great All Hallows, 153; 
Post Road from, 14 ; St. George's, 
Hanover Square, 86 ; St. Mark's, Old 
Street, 85. 

Longford, 20, 25; Bridge, 2, 15*, 25, 26; 
Bridge Farm, 89 ; Bridge Tollbar, 28 ; 
Brook, 2; Hall, I, 44; House, 2; Toll- 
house, 13; Turnpike, 13. 

Loom houses, 94. 

Lord (Lorte), Abraham, 163, 193 ; Mar- 
garet, 163, 193. 

Lord Crow, 43 n. 

Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, 53. 

Lord of the Manor, 103. 

Lord's Prayer, 83. 

Lostake (Lostock), 104, 105, 140, 169. 

Lostock Lane, i6n., 17*. 

Loughborough, co. Leicester, 151, 153. 

Lovell, Sir Robert, 28 n. 

Low Moss Lane, 16 n. 

Lowcock (Laycock), Ann, 185, 213; Ellen, 
213, John, 185, 213. 

Loynsdale, Robt., 63. 

Lunt, Elizabeth, 187, 189; John, 189. 

Lupton, Wm., Sermons, 74. 

Luton parish, co. Bedford, 153- 

Lydgate, near Saddleworth, 77. 

Lymm, 24, 25 (Limm). 

Lyngart (Lingard), Rauffe, 191. 

Lytherland (see Litherland), Henry (father) 
163, (son) 163; Matthew, 197. 

MACCLESFIELD, 6, 12, 33, 123; 
see Maxfield. 
Mackaney, Martha, 169. 
McLaren, Rev. Arthur Wm., viii, 48, 95. 
Madher (Mather), Ellis, 162; Mary, 162. 
Magdalen College, Oxford, 72. 
Mail Coach, 22. 

Maisterson, 71; see Masterson. 

Makin, Randle, 230. 

Malster, = Maltster, 182. 

Malthouse, 153. 

Maniple, a narrow band carried over the 
left arm by priests when celebrating 
Mass, 51. 

Mamecestre, Harland's, 2n., 17. 

Man with Great Possessions, 89. 

Manchester, 3, 6, 7, 9, u, 20, 23*, 23 n., 
24, 25; 26, 121 n., 1 66, 167, 1 68, 169*, 
170*, 171*, 172*, 173, 174*, 176, 177*, 
178*, 179, 180*, 181*, 182*, 183*, 184*, 
185*, 1 86*, 187*, 1 88*, 189*, 190*, 207, 
211, 218, 225 n. 

All Saints, 13. 

Aikins's Description of Country 

Round, 41. 

Ancoats Hall, 69. 

Chaplain Aynscough, 155. 

Banks, Grindon's, 22. 

Baptisms at, 163 et seq. 

Baron Albertus Grelle, 17. 

Baron's Hull, I22n. 

Barony, 2 n. 

Blackfriars Bridge, 23 n. 

Robt. Browne, 102. 

burials at, 147, 191. 

The Caige (Dungeon), 105, 107. 

Campfield, 22. 

Carriage and Tramways Co., 15. 

Castlefield, 27. 

Chamber of Commerce, 24. 

Chantry priest, 50. 

Chapelries, v, vii, 68. 

Chetham Library, 27 n. , 49. 

Churchyard, 67, 122, 227. 

City News, 9n., 13, 15, 20, 21, 22*, 


Classis, 62, 65, 68, 96. 

College, 69; Chaplain, 68; Fellows, 

55, 62, 141, 156. 

Collegiate Church, 49, 91; baptisms, 

163 et seq.; burials, 191 et seq,\ Mar- 
riages, 162, 163, 165; Register, 120. 

Constables, 9, 10, 13. 

Constables' Accounts, 7, 9 n., 12, 13, 

97, 105, 108. 

Courier Local Gleanings, 56, 87, 120. 

Court Leet, 103, 121 n., 145. 

Records, 9 n., IO, 97. 

Cowper, Wm., 162. 

Cross Street Chapel, 12. 

Dean and Canons, 55. 

Deanery, clergy in, 49. 

Directory, 1772, 225 n. 

General Index. 


Manchester Dungeon (the Cage), 105, 107. 

Eleven Hamlets of, 8. 

Enquiry, 1650, 63. 

Faces and Places, 24, 95. 


Foundations of \ by Ware, 12, 49, 67, 


Free Library, 29*, 79. 

Grammar School, 75, 78*, 80. 

Guardian, 46 n., 61. 

Guide, by Aston, 23. 

Harrison's, Col., Regiment, 159. 

Hill, John, Chaplain, 143. 

History of, by Whitaker, 9 n., 22. 

House of Correction, 8. 

Hunt Hull, 122 n. 

Hunt's Bank, I22n. 

Increase in Trade of, 23. 

Ladie Priest of, 49. 

Ley for Rosworme, 108. 

Laurent's Plan, 1793, 41. 

Manor, 8 n. 

Mercury, 35. 

Milnegate, 97. 

Mitre Hotel, 122. 

Newcome, Henry, 102. 

Old Church, 61, 123. 

Old Coffee House, 13. 

Parish, 7, 7n., 8n.,i63, 2IO, 225 n., 

227* 232. 

Church, 62, 65, 122 n., 156; 

Collegiated, 49. 

Registers, 61, 96. 

Sal ford in, 55. 

Plague, 1605, 128. 

Presbyterian Classis, 64. 

Queen Street, 78. 

Radclyff, John, Boroughreeve, 97. 

Recorder, 91. 

Rectory, 64. 

Registers, 61, 96. 

Road Turnpike Act, 13. 

Royal Volunteers, 77. 

School Register, 79. 

Ship Canal, I, 23, 34; and see Canals. 

St. Ann's, 77, 165. 

Streets, by Procter, 40, 227. 

Supervisors of Highways, 10. 

Tetlow, 162. 

Toad Lane, 17 n., 71. 

Town, 14. 

Trafford Chantry, 1 22; Chapel, 1 22 n. 

Victoria University, 86. 

Warden Vaux, 50; Wardens, 55. 

Waterworks, 4. 

Manley Park, I. 

Manor of Manchester ; see Manchester 
Manor, 8 n. 

Court Books, 113. 

Manorial Court, 32 ; see Court Baron, 

Records, iii, 28 n., 31, 48. 

Manservant, 181. 
Manufacturer, 190. 

Manure, 43; see marl, townsoil. 
Manaring (Manwaringe, Manweringe), 

125; Alice, 168; Arthur, 167, 195, 198, 

226; Bridget, 167; Elizabeth, 195, 199; 

Ellin, 199; Hugh, 199*, 200; Isabell, 

140, 198, 204; Richard, 125. 
Map of Lancashire, Saxton's, in 1577, 49. 

Manchester Parish, 1820, Johnson's, 

iii, i. 

Mersey and Irwell, by Steers, 23. 

Stretford Township, iii, I. 

Maps of Trafford Estates in 1782, iv. 
March (Marsh), Peter, 162. 

Marl, lime, 26 ; five sorts of, 45 n. ; guis- 
ing, 44 n. ; under Trafford Moss, 42 ; 
pits at Trafford Moss, 43; shutting,44 n. 

Marled earth, Higher and Low, 43. 

Marl[er], Edward, 218; John, 63. 

Marler's Law, 44 n. ; Song, 44 n. 

Marling, 43 n. et seq. ; Martindale's des- 
cription, 44 n. ; Rhyme, 45 n. 

Marriage Act, 123 ; Banns, 57 ; clandes- 
tine, 65 ; Customs, 58 ; Licenses, 123 ; 
Registry fee, 122. 

Marryat, Capt., Privateersman, 79. 

Marsden, Alice, 189; Richard, 166. 

Marsland, Ruth, 173. 

Marsleach (Marslech, Marshlach, Marsh- 
leach, Menshellach, Mersleach), I, 142, 
226, 227, 227 n., 228 n. 

Marsh (March), Anne, 177, 214; Bryan, 
205, 206 ; Elizabeth, 208, 229 ; John, 
184; Joseph, 177; Mary, 184; Peter, 205. 

Martin-in-the- Fields Parish, London, 153. 

Martindale, Rev. Adam, Autobiography ', 
66 n. ; on Marling, 44 n. 

Martinmas, 51. 

Martinscroft, Richard, 21 1. 

Martyr, Bradford the, 56. 

Mary, Queen, 51. 

Mason (occupation), 173, 176. 

Mason, Ann, 180; Edward, 158, 173; 
Henry, 1 80; Isabel, 158; Margaret,! 80; 
Richard, 104; Ruth, 173; William, 105, 
no, 158. 

alias Gratrix, William, 105, 117. 

Mason's marks, Cuthole Bridge, 26 n. 

Massy, fern. Christian name, 193. 


General Index. 

Mascie (Massey, Massie), Ann, 182, 188; 
Betty (Elizabeth), 172; Elizabeth, 162, 
177, 189; George, 105, no*, 118, 156*, 
182 ; (father), 165 ; (son), 165 ; James, 
177; John, 203; Mary, 174, 180, 182; 
Mildred, 203; Sarah, 177; Thomas, 
129; William, 203*. 

Massy, alias Ranshall, Thomas, 129. 

Tilsley, Elizabeth, 129. 

Trafford, Mildred, 226, 227. 

Masterson (Maisterson), Rev. Roger, 47, 


Mather (Madher), Christian, 169. 

Mault, William, 231. 

Mawdesley (Modssley), Robert, 63. 

Mawson, J. R., 112. 

Maxfield (Macclesfield), 123. 

Maxwell (Macclesfield) Forest, 6. 

May Games, 57. 

Mayer, Ann, 174; John, 174. 

Meade, Mr. Justice, 7. 

Meadows at Old Trafford, 21 ; between 
Sale and Stretford, 25. 

Meakin, Ambrose, 107. 

Meaning of Trafford, 18. 

Mears, Thomas, bell founder, 91. 

Meddowcroft, Phebe, 172; Thomas, 172. 

Medlock River, 6. 36. 

Meeke, Rev. Mr., 65, 98; William, 99. 

Meeting houses, Presbyterian, 67. 

Melcomb Regis, co. Dorset, 151. 

Mellatt, Peter, 228. 

Melling, co. Lancaster, 149. 

Mellor, Ann, 169; Bessie, 88; Betty, 173; 
Elizabeth, 188; Hannah, 174; John, 15; 
Martha, 187; Thomas, 174; William, 

Memorials of Manchester Streets, by Proc- 
ter, 40, 227 n. 

Memorial Windows, 89. 

Menshel-lach, i; see Marsleach. 

Mercury i newspaper, 34. 

Mereweather, John, 189; Mary, 189. 

Meriall (Christian name), 141. 

Mersey, River, 2, 4, 6, n, 20 n., 31 ; 
Alterations in, 30; Breach in banks, iii, 
33; Bridge, 15 (see Crossford Bridge; 
Canal Bridge over, 25, 27 (see Barfoot); 
Estuary, 24 ; Floods, 34, 35, 36; Ford, 
17; Map of, by Steers, 23; Navigation, 
23; Valley, 26, 37; Water, 6, 35. 

Mersleach within Withington, 226* ; see 

Mervyn Clitheroe, by H. Ainsworth, 78, 

Metaphisicks, 100. 

Mickle Trafford, 20 n., 21. 

Middle Hulton, 159; see Hilton, Middle. 

Middlesex, see London, 153. 

Middleton, co. Lane, 189, 210; School, 

Mildred ( Christian name), 1 34, 1 40, 1 65,203. 

Milestones, 15. 

Millet (Mellatt), Ann, 169. 

Mills, 154. 

Mills, Ann, 187. 

Millgate, Manchester, 97; see Milnegate. 

Millington in Rostorn, 170. 

Millwright, 181. 

Milnegate, Manchester, 97 ; and see Mill- 

Milner, Christopher, 149. 

Nodal and, Lane. Gloss., 34. 

Milnrow, co. Lane., 61. 

Minister, 141, 196, 210. 

Minninge (minding) Day, 58. 

Minor, a, 232; marriage of, 169. 

Minutes of Manchester Classis, 96 ; see 

Miscellaneous History, iii. 

Miscellanies, 74. 

Misett, Lettis, 186. 

Mission Church, 91, 95. 

Mitchell, Martha, 159. 

Mitre Hotel, Manchester, 122. 

Moat, the, 18; see Trafford Old Hall. 

Mobberley, co. Chester, 188. 

Mode Wheel, 23 n.; Lock, 23 n. 

Moderator, William Leigh, 103. 

Modssley (Maudsley), Mary, 182. 

Molesdale, Samuel, 13. 

Mollineux, Roger, 204. 

Monica, fern. Christian name, 227. 

Moolbrace, co. Salop, 152. 

Moon, Anna M., 81 n. ; Mrs., 80; Dr. 
W., 8 1 n. 

Moor (Moore, More), Ellen, 166; Henry, 
139; James, 139, i66;John, 166; Mary, 
171; Martha, 181; Sarah, 187. 

Moores (Moors), Alice, 168, 214; Ann, 
177, 187; Hannah, 189; J., 214; James, 
i8n., 105, 109, no*, 118, 177; John, 
139, 187, (father) 138, 211 n., (son) 138, 
21 in.; Mary, 139, 189; Thomas, 61, 
72, 103, 108*, 117, 146*, 1 66, 229. 

Moorside, 140, 141*, 142*. 

Moorsom, Lewis Henry, 118. 

Moore Street, i6n., 18, i8n.; see Leslie 

Mooseley (Mosley), Franchis, 69, (son) 
141, Rev. (father) 141; Oswald, 69. 

Moose (Moss), Henry, 140; Mary, 140. 

General Index. 


Morasses, reclaiming, 46 n. 

Morecroft, Richard, 150. 

Moreton (Morton), Amey, 187 ; James, 
187; Margret, 169. 

Morgan and Kidd, viii. 

Morris, Elizabeth, 172, 207; Ellen, 129; 
James, 129, 163; John, 172; Martha, 
171; Mary, 179; Mary Ann, 190; Row- 
land, 171; William, 163. 

Morris's premises, 1 8 n. 

Morse, Alethea Kate, 88 ; Rev. Thomas 
Daniel Cox, 47, 85, 88. 

Mort, Ann, 208; Edmund, 208; Robert, 

Mosley (Moseley, Mooseley), Mrs. Cath- 
erine, 69 ; Edward, 69, 142 ; Francis, 
69*, Frances, 69; Rev. Francis, 47, 68, 
141*, 142; Merial, 69*, 141*; Oswald, 
69*, 141. 

Moss (family), 123, 129, 189; of Chapel 
Stile, 144; the Carrier, 145. 

(Mosse, Mos, Mose, Moose), Alice, 

132, 144, 165, 198; Ann, 184, 189; 
Betty (Elizabeth), 160, 189; Edward, 

144, 206; Elizabeth (Betty), 86*, 137, 
160*, 181, 196, 200, 202*, 205, 226 ; 
Ellen, 187, 197, 201, 204, 227; Emm, 
86, 160; Gabriel, 140, 197, 203; George, 
132; Isaac, 170, 218; Isabel], 195; 
James, 136, 143, 158, 160, 189, 202, 
229, 231 ; Jane, 133, 144, 166, 195 ; 
Jeffery, 226; John, 72, 104*, 108, 109, 
no*, in*, 116, 117*, 124, 125, 131, 

135, 137, 139, 140, I43*> J 44* H5*. 
156, 160*, 165, 166, 174, 176, 189, 193, 
197, 200*, 201, 202, 203, 205, 206*, 

208, 209, 211, 227*, 229, 231, 232, 

(father) 137, 144, 164, 195, 215, (son) 
137, 144, 164, 195, 215; John's widow, 
197; Margaret, Margery, 139, 170, 200, 
205; Mary, 133/137, 143. J 45> l6o *> 
171, 174, 176, 178, 211; Philip, 131, 135, 

136, 137, I39 21 ! 22 9; Ralph, 62, 103, 
194, 195, 201, 203; Richard, 202; Ro- 
bert, 109, 116, 164, 194*, 195*, 196, 
197, 206, 207, 228; Samuel, 164; Sarah, 
169; Sycilia, 123, 125; Thomas, 1 1, 72, 
103*, 124, 144*, 145, 146*, 160, 196, 
200, 230, (son) 144; William, 86*, 103, 
104, 105, 108, 109*, no*, in, 117, 
118*, 132* 133*, 140, 143*, 144*, 
145*, 146, 158, 1 60*, 164*, 171, 192, 
197*, 198, 202*, 203*, 206, 211*, 228, 
231, (father) 144*, 145, 158, (son) [44*, 

145, 158- 

Fletcher, Didsbury, 33, 40. 

Moss Bridge, 17. 

Dale, 138. 

Farm, 17. 

Lane, 16 n., 17, 104, 141, 142*, 

143; see Annett's Moss. 

West, Moss Side, i. 

Reeve, 113. 

Side, 143*, 172. 

Township, I, 7 n. 

- Turn (Turn Moss), n. 
Moston, co. Lane., 174, 228 n*. 
Mothersill, Christr., 112. 
Mottershead, Rev. Joseph, D.D., 12. 
Moxley, Esther, 179; John, 179. 
"Mr. Cane," 78. 
Murder at Throstle Nest, 22. 
Murray's New English Dictionary, 122 n. 
" My Lord," 44 n. 
Myrtle Lodge, Edge Lane, 87, 89, 91. 

TV TARED Child, baptism, 59. 

IN Nail, Henry, 112. 

National Covenant, 96, 99; Schools, 82. 

Natural Hist, of Lane., by C. Leigh, 46 n. 

Navigation Commissioners, 22; Company, 
22, 25; of Mersey and Irwell, 23. 

Navigation, History of Inland, 28. 

Inland, Advantages of, by R. Whit- 
worth, 29. 

Needham, Isaac, 185; Mary, 185. 

Nelson, Jas., 149. 

Nelson's Companion, 73. 

Newall, Randle, 199. 

New Arches, the, 10. 

New Bailey Street, Salford, 40. 

New Canons of 1603, 121. 

New Church, 82. 

Newcome, Rev. Henry, 67*, 69, 101*, 
102; Rev. Peter, 69. 

Autobiography, 67; Diary, 66. 

New Croft, Urmston, 3 n. 
- Domesday Book, 94. 

English Dictionary, by Murray, 1 22 n. 

Eye Platt Bridge, 10. 

River Channel, 3, 34 ; see Overflow 


Newgate Street, London, 85. 

Newton, Ann, 180; Edmund, 232; Eliza- 
beth, 180; Rev. Hugh, 47, 62, 96; John, 
69*, 71. 109, 119, 144, 147, 229; Sam- 
uel, 198; Thomas, 72, 104, 198. 

Newton's Estate, 105 ; Thomas, estate, 
117, 118. 

Newton (Newton Heath), 8, 63, 78, 98 ; 
Chapel, vii, 91; Constable of, 107. 

Newton-in-Mottram, 70. 


General Index. 

Nicholson, Alice, 229; Helena (Ellen), 
130; John, 97; Thomas, 96, 97*; (jun.), 
96; Rev., 96; William, 129, 130. 

Nield, Henry, 63; John, 167. 

Nightingale, Mary, 173; Richard, 173. 

Nodal and Milner, Lancashire Glossary, 


Nonsuch, 228 n. 
Norbury, Elizabeth, 176; Jonathan, 176; 

Samuel, 177; Sarah, 177. 
Norbury, Hydes of, 51. 
Norfolk, 150. 
North ants, 152. 
Northen (Northenden), co. Chester, 33, 

35, !59, 166*, 169, 170*, 171, 174, 


Northumberland, 149. 
Northwich, co. Chester, 20, 52. 
Norton, near Dronfield, co. Derby, 67. 
Noseled, = nursed, 57. 
Notice on chapel door, 98. 
Notitia Cestriensis, 73 
Nottinghamshire, 151. 
Nurseryman, 88. 
Nuttall, Rev. Ralph, 47, 65, 99, 99 n., 


OAKES, George, 189; Mary, 189. 
Oak piles for Barfoot Bridge, 28. 
Oath of Allegiance, 97. 
Obkinson (Hobkinson), Phebe, 172. 
Obelisk, Peel Park, Salford, 40. 
Odcroft (Adcroft), Israel, 64, 139; Rev. 

John, 47, 63, 64, 97, 98, 139. 
Offerton, co. Chester, 228 n. 
Officer of Excise, 156, 159; see Excise 


Officers, Church, 59. 
Ogden, Alice, 171; Ann, 190; Ellen, 171; 

James, 172, 230* ; John, 171 ; Mary, 

170, 172, 173, 175, 181, 184; Robert, 

173; William, 170. 
Oil, consecrated, 59. 
O'Kelly, Elizabeth, 180; Michael, 180. 
Old Chapel, Views of, 95. 

Chapel-yard, 18, 73, 216. 

Cock Inn, 15, 16, 16 n., 17, 41 ; see 

Cock Inn. 

Coffee House, Manchester, 13. 

"Old Crow," 43 n. 

Oldfield, Alice, 175, 178; Ann, 219; 

Charles, 178, 212; Elizabeth, 178; 

Ellen, 169, -212; Richard, 175. 
Oldham, co. Lane., 102, 170. 
Old Lane, 16 n. 
"Old Mortality" Owen, 158. 

Old Park of Trafford, 191. 

School, 189. 

Street, St. Mark's, London, 85. 

Stretford, by J. E. Bailey, vii, 95, et 


Times, Agriculture in Lancashire, 

46 n. 

Trafford (Trafford), 6, 13, 19, 19 n., 

20, 20 n., 41, 80, 93, 158*, 160, 161*, 
208; Ferry, 22; alleged Ford, 20. 

Opening of Ship Canal, 23. 

Openshaw, co. Lane., 8, 176; Constables, 


Oratory, 48. 

Order of Council, 83. 

Ordinance, 96, 98. 

Ordinary's Commissions, 60. 

Ordination, 96, 98, 101. 

Ordnance Maps, 30. 

Ordsal, 18. 

Ordsall Hall, 6. 

Ordsal Lane, 18. 

Organ, 83, 87. 

Organist, 115. 

"Orion," Wreck of, 82. 

Orman, Sarah, 190. 

Orm's town, 17; see Urmston. 

Ormerod's Cheshire, 21 n. 

Cheshire, by Helsby, 20 n. 

Osborne, John, 151. 

Ottiwell (Ottywell), masculine Christian 
name, 133, 134, 135, 198, 200. 

Otiwell (Ottiwell, Ottywell, Ottiwells), 
Elizabeth, 134, 200; Isabel 1, 197; Isa- 
bella, 226 ; James, 132, 134, 167, 195, 
196*, 198*, 199, 200, 202, 203, (father) 
.131, 203, (son) 131, 203; John, 135, 
196, 197, 199, 202; Joseph, 99, 132; 
Mary, 203; Philip, 196; Samuel, 195. 

Ottiwell, alias Johnson, Elizabeth, 202 ; 
James, 202. 

Oughton, 150; see Hoghton. 

Ousel (Housel) Brook, 3, u. 

Meadow, 36. 

Outhousing, 67. 
Out-relief Committee, 86. 

Overflow River, 3, n, 32; ste New River 

Weir, 31, 34; inscription on, 35. 

Overseers of Poor, 103, 116. 

- Watercourses, Urmston, 31. 
Over-treat, 58. 
"Owd ( = Old) Hommer," 116. 

Joseph" Hampson, 116. 

Owen (family), 121, 134; jw A wen. 

Abigaile, 140; Alice, 177; Ann, 174, 

General Index. 


180; Edward, 180; Elizabeth, 136, 165, 
181*, 230; Ellen, 179, 183; Hannah, 
171 ; James, 181 ; John, 92, 93, 158, 
163, 165, 170, 171, 178, 191, 210, 211, 
(father), 160, (son), 160; Martha, 187; 
Mary, 160, 170, 171, 176, 180, 183; 
Mildred, 140, 165; Penelope, 164; 
Peter, 104, 184; Rachel, 138, 140; 
Richard, 131, 196; Robert, 116, 136, 
138, 140*, 164, 165*, 167*, (father) 165, 
(son) 165; Rodulph, 131; Sarah, 170, 
184, 190; Thomas, 183, 187; William, 
63, 179, 181, 230. 
Oxford, Brasenose College, 61, 71, 75. 

Corpus Christi, 78. 

Magdalen College, 72. 

- Hall, 75- 

University Register, 61. 

PACE, shooting the, 45 n. 
Packet boats, 29 n., 79. 
Packhorse, the, 160*. 
Page, Edward, 231. 
Painter, Hannah, 155, 159 ; James, 157, 

(father) 159, (son) 159; John, 177; Mary, 

Palatine Note Book, 23, 48, 62, 67, 91, 

103, 108, 147. 
Palatine Chancery, 45. 
Pale (Peel), the 143. 
Papermaker, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 

180*, 182, 183*, 184*, 185, 189, 232. 
Papistry, 56; see Poperie. 
Parent's departure at baptism, 58. 
Parish Church, views of, iv, 83. 

Clerks, 89, 1 12; pew, 83. 

of Didsbury, 33. 

formed, 84. 

Parishes in Lancashire, v. 
Parish Officials, 103 et seq. 

of Manchester, 7, 7 n. 

Records, 120. 

Registers, 18, 120; see Registers. 

of St. Matthew's, 87. 

Paritioners (Parishioners), 59- 
Park, Ann, 163; Martha, 178. 

Park at Old Trafford, 21, 191; by Trafford 

House, 41. 
Parkehouse, Sir Alex. Radcliffe's, 6. 

within Stretford, 232. 

Park-keeper, 191. 

Park Road, 16 n., 17. 
Parker, John, 105. 
Parkgate in Wirrall, 24. 
Parkin, Hannah, 188. 

Parkinson, Canon, 66 n. ; Carolina, 190; 

Ellen, 1 60; Samuel, 160; Sarah, 160. 
Parliament, 62. 
Parliamentary Bills for Ship Canal, 24. 

Commission, 65. 

Commissioners, 62, 96. 

Grant, 78, 94. 

Parochial Chapel, 85; see Chapel. 

Chapelry, 92. 

Parr, James, 164, 196, 201* ; John, 201, 
225; Katherine, 201; Mary, 196; Sara, 

Parrin (Perrin), Ann, 183; Joseph, 183. 

Parson's Parlour, 79. 

Partington, Alice, 174; Ann, 178; Betty, 
178; Esther, 133; James, no*; Jane, 
175; John, 132, 133; Ruth, 132. 

Passes, travelling, 105, 106. 

Passing Bell, 58. 

Patens, 91, 92. 

Pater Noster, 58. 
for the Dead, 58. 

the White, 56. 

Patten, Alice, 174; Andrew, 174; Ellen, 
172; John, 172. 

Paup, Captain, 108. 

Paved Causeway, 14. 

Pawden (Paulden), Elizabeth, 136; John, 
(father) 135, (son) 135 ; Margery, 135; 
Reynold, 135, 136; Richard, 135. 

Peacock, John, 187; Sarah, 187. 

Pearson, , 103; Alice, 185; Betty, 173; 
Edward, 184; Hannah, 172; James, in, 
185; John, no, 172, 232; "Mary, 168, 
182; Richard, in*, 182; Samuel, 168; 
Sarah, 184; Thomas, 173. 

Peat marl, 45 n. 
supplies, 17. 

Peck, Alice, 172. 

Peel House, 112, 143; see The Pale. 

Park obelisk, Salford, 40. 

Peever (Peover), co. Chester, 188. 
Pendlebury, Ann, 165; Robert, 165. 
Pendleton, co. Lane., 15; Acres barn, 76. 
Pendylton, Robert, 48. 

Penketh, Thomas, 226*. 

Pennington, John, 107. 

Pennington Lane, 17, 28. 

Penny, Sarah, 173. 

Peny, James, 153; see Perry. 

Percifull, Edward, 138; Mary, 138. 

Percival, Hannah, 176; Thomas, 176, 227. 

Perkin, Rev. G., 47. 

Perrin, see Parrin. 

Perry, James, 153. 

Persons and families, iii. 


General Index. 

Pews, 84; Rents, 84, 93. 

Pewter, 107; flagons, 91. 

Pickering, J., 154. 

Pickford, Mary, 155. 

Pickin, Ellen, 169. 

Pickmere, co. Chester, 53. 

Pigdrover, 1 88. 

Pig Swinniat (swine yard, swineherd), 186. 

Pigeon Row, 187. 

Piggin, 40. 

Pickstone (Pixton), Absola, 209 ; Absoly, 
175; Andrew, 109, no, 156; Elizabeth, 
163, 176, 178, 184; Ellen, 175; Han- 
nah, 180; John, 109, ill, 180, 209; 
Margaret, 174; Mary, 172, 176, 177; 
William, 177. 

Picton, John, senior, 209. 

Piles, oak, for Barfoot Bridge, 28; wound 
with willow, 33. 

Pilkington, Adam, 54*, 63 ; Alice, 54 ; 
Katheryn, 54. 

Pinfold, 16, 16 n. 

Pinnington, co. Lane., 185. 

Pinnington, Ellen, 187 ; Hannah, 183 ; 
Samuel, 187; Sarah, 168. 

Pinnington Lane, 17, 28. 

Piping and Dancing, 57. 

Pitts, 143. 

Pittfield, 43. 

Pitsteads, 44 n. 

Pixton (Pickstone), Andrew, 105, HO, 
117, 118; George, 178; J. S., 79; Mary, 
18 n., 178. 

Phillimore, Dr. Joseph, 93. 

Phillips, Pholl-lipes, 143. 

Phipps, Mary, 187; Robert, 187. 

Photograph, Stretford Church, 79, 95 ; 
by Rev. A. W. McLaren, 95. 

Phisicks, 100. 

Physick, T., 95. 

Places, iii. 

Plague at Manchester, 1605, 128. 

Plan of part of River Mersey, by Rogers, 


Plate (Church) described, 91. 
Platt, Esther, 207; Samuel, 207. 
Pleadings, 53. 

Plumber, James Moore, 18 n. 
Plymouth, 107. 
Pod more, Mary, 174. 
Poitou, Roger de, 17. 
Pollitt, Rev. John, 2i2n.; Martha, 185. 
Pomona Gardens, 2, 21, 22; Tollbar, 15. 
Pomfret, co. York, 149, 150. 
Poor Rate, 97. 
Poperie, 57, 60. 

Popish Customs, 59 ; fasts and festivals, 
57; practices, 60; superstitions and rites, 

Poplar Road, 16 n. 

Population in 1695 and 1717, 146. 

Porter, 189. 

Portpatrick, 82. 

Portrait, Robinson Elsdale, 79. 

Post delayed, 14; Road from London, 14. 

Potatoes grown on Trafford Moss, 43. 

Potcarter, 171. 

Pottington(Partington), co. Chester, 203*. 

Potts, Mrs., no. 

Pover, Elizabeth, 189, 

Powell, Penelope, 136; Robert, 136. 

Pownal, Benjamin, 160; Joseph, 160 ; 
Sarah, 160. 

Pratt, Mary, 183. 

Prayers for the Dead, 58. 

Preach, licenses to, 66. 

Preacher at Stretford, 97, 198. 

Preaching, 96. 

Presbyterian Classis of Manchester, 64, 96; 
see Classis, and Manchester Classis. 

Presbyterians, 62, 64, 68. 

Presbyterian Classis, 64, 96; see Classis ; 
Discipline, 65; Meeting house, 66; Par- 
son, 144. 

Presbyters, ordination by, 101. 

Prescott, Ellen, 189. 

Presentation, right of, 55- 

Preston, co. Lane., 14. 

Prestwich, co. Lane., 167. 
- Church, Booker's, v. 

Prestwich, Mr., place, 6. 

Pretender, Prince Charles Edward, 1 1 . 

Price, Elizabeth, 182; William, 182. 

Priest incumbent, 50. 

Prince Charles Edward, u, 13. 

Edward the Black, 20 n. 

Prince of Wales Inn, 185. 

Printer, 159; see bookseller. 

Privateersman, by Marryat, 79- 

Procinctes, 59. 

Procter's Memorials of Manchester Streets, 
40, 227 n. 

Propositions for Accommodation, 68. 

Protestant Dissenters, 72. 

Protestation, 62. 

Proud, Rev. Ralph, 48. 

Provident Society, 81. 

Public Confession of Faith, 101. 

Publican, 182, 190. 

Puddle, 25. 

Pulpit, 83, 87. 

Pump House, the, 160. 

General Index. 


Puritan names, 122. 
Push ploughs, 46 n. 

QEEEN Ann's Bounty, 93, 94. 
Commissioners, 71. 

Elizabeth, 121. 

- Mary, 51. 

- Victoria, opening Ship Canal, 24. 
Queen Street, Manchester, 78. 

RACES, 84. 
Radcliff, 104, 108, 117, 121 r\.;see 
Ratcliff, Wratcliffe. 

Radcliffe, Alexander, 121 n. , 163*, 194, 
205, 225; Sir Alexander, 6; Alice, 135; 
Cleophas, 137, 229; Daniel, 108; Ellen, 
163; James, 125, 197, 200, (father) 128, 
133, (elder) 200, (son) 128, 133, (junior) 
200; John, Q7; Josua, 197; Mary, 121 n., 
137, 163, 200; Raphe, 135; Robert, 

Raftald, Mrs., 225 n. 

Raffald's Manchester Directory, 225 n. 

Raikes, Henry, Chancellor, 84. 

Railway Bridge, Edge Lane, 10, 94. 
Midland, 15. 

Raines, Canon, Lancashire MSS, 49. 

Raingill, Alice, 159*, 160, 188; Ann, 175; 
Elizabeth, 159, 186; George, 189; Han- 
nah, 182; Harriet, 191; Henry, in, 
159*, 160 ; Mary, 189; Parker, in, 
!59> 175; Rebecca, 177; Robert, 160; 
Steven, in*, 191; Thomas, in, 182. 

Rainshall (Rainshawe, Renshaw, &c. ), 
Alice, 197; Edmund, 197; Edward, 164; 
Elizabeth, 130 ; Jane, 164; John, 130, 
198; Thomas, 164*, 197; William, 109, 
197, (father) 195, (son) 195. 

Raising river banks, 39; and see Embank- 

Ramsbottom, Ann, 182; John, 182. 

Rensha (Renshaw, &c.), William (father), 
131, (son) 131. 

Ranshall (Renshaw, &c.), Edmund, 128, 
129; John, 225; Thomas, 128, 129. 

alias Massey, Thomas, 129. 

Ratcliff (Radcliff, Wratcliff) family, 121; 

estate, 117. 

(Ratliffe) Alexander, 141, 142, 146*, 

216; Ann, 180; Cleopas, 169, 209; 
Elizabeth, 185; James, 180, 226; Mar- 
garet, 169, 174; Mary, 216; Theophilus, 

Rathband, Deborah, 66; Rev. Nathaniel, 

Raunshawe (Renshaw), Sir Christofer, 53. 

Ravenshawe (Renshaw), Nicholas, 125 ; 

William, 125. 
Rawlenson, William, 63. 
Rawlinson, Elizabeth, 162. 
Rawnshawe (Renshaw), Christopher, 47. 
Raymond's Reports, n. 
Raynold (Reynold), masculine Christian 

name, 167. 

Raynshae (Renshaw), Christopher, 47, 49. 
Raynshall (Renshaw), James, 131; Mary, 

131 ; Richard (father), 163, (son) 163; 

Thomas, 131; William, 131. 
Raynshaw (Renshaw), Anne, 196, 201 ; 

Ellin, 200 ; John, 196, 200 ; William 


Rayneshey (Renshaw), Elizabeth, 130; 
Thomas (father), 130, (son) 130; Wil- 
liam, 130. 

Reading desk, 87. 

Reading Sermons, 74. 

Rebels, 13. 

Rebellion, Chambers's History of the, 12. 

Recess or side chapel, 87, 88. 

Reclamation of Trafford Moss, 1793, 41. 

Record Society, Lancashire and Cheshire, 

Rector's Vestry, 90. 

Rectory, cost of building, 94. 
of Manchester, 64. 

Recusancie, 57. 
Redbrook, Reedbrook, 6. 
Redemption of Land Tax, 94. 
Redish, co. Lane., 167. 
Redish, William, 166. 
Reed, Alice, 188. 
Regent Road Bridge, 9 n. 
Regiment in Manchester, 159. 
67th Foot, 186. 

- io 4 th, 77. 

Regina v. Inhabitants of Stretford, 1 1. 
Register, Parish, 4, 18, 61, 62, 69, 70*, 
73, 76, 1 1 8; explanation of paying, 157. 

of Edinburgh Graduates, 96. 

Registry, Chester Diocesan, 233. 

fees, 122. 

Religion, state of, in Lancashire, I59> 

5 6 - 

Rencher (Rainshall, Ransha, Ranshall, 
Ravenshawe, Rawnshawe, Rayneshey, 
Raynshae, Rensha, Renshall, Renshaw, 
Reynshall, Wrenshall), 195 ; Adam, 
133 ; Alis, 139*, 160, 173; Ann, 139, 
140, 143*, 1 58*, 212; Rev. Christopher, 
50; Edward, 202; Elizabeth, 202; Ellen, 
157, 176, 202, 206; Hannah, 172, 176, 
180, 188; Henry, 173, 180, 212; James, 



General Index. 

160, 170, 231, 232; Jane, 140, 173, 183, 
212; John, no, 127, 168*, 193, 195, 
212 n.; Margaret, 137, 138, 179, 186, 
201; Martha, 181; Mary, 160, 162, 171, 
186, 189 ; Richard, 191 ; Sarah, 170, 
190; Thomas, 135*, 137, 140*, 179, 
194, 201, 215, 226, 231, (father) 194, 
(son) 194; William, 127, 133, 135*, 
138, 139*, 143*, 146, 157, 173, 183, 
186, 190, 192,202*, 206, 2iin.,2i2n*., 
215, 228, (father) 136, 143, (son) 136, 


Renshaw, alias Smith, William, 143, 147. 
Renshawe's Bight, Urmston, 32. 
Repair of Canal Bridges, 28. 
Repairs of Chapel, how borne, 93. 
Repeal of Burial in Woollen Act, 155. 
Repewing body of church, 87. 
Repon, 149; see Ripon. 
Reports, 37, 39; see Barnewell and Adol- 

phus, Bingham. 
Reston, Arthur, viii. 
Restoration, The, 68. 
Resurrection, The, 88. 
Rex v. Trafford, 36. 
Reynold (Raynold), masc. Christian name, 

135, 136. 

Reynshall (Renshaw), Mary, 194. 

Ribchester, co. Lancaster, 148-153. 

Richard I., 20 n. 

Richard of Cirencester, Itinerary, 5. 

Richard o' Jones's Cottage, Urmston, 70. 

Richardson, Ann, 168, 207, 209; Edmund, 
no; Rev. Edward, 47, 67, 68, 100, 101, 
102, 134, 168 (and see Mr. ), (father) 204, 
(son) 204; Elizabeth, 207*, 229*; Ellen, 
68, 214; George, 72, 103, 104, 108, 116, 
117, 147, 1 68, 207*, 231; Hannah, 162, 
212, 217; John, 124, 127, 197, 209, 214, 
(father) 126, (son) 126; Margaret, 124, 
197; Mary, 173; Mr. [Edward], 100, 
ioi*, 102; Richard, 105, 109, 118, 127, 
134, '39, 191, 205, 207, (father) 134, 
(son) 134; Richard's widow, 193; Ro- 
bert, 200; Sara, 139; Thomas, 68, 162, 
173, 193. 2I2 ; William, 193, (father) 
217, (son) 217. 

Richmond, Surrey, viii. 

Rickards, Chas. Hilditch, 80. 

Rie field, 5. 

Right of way through chapel-yard, 145. 

Rigby (Rigbee, Rigbey, Rigbie), Ann, 
138, 169; Edmund, 232; Henry, 138; 
James, 201 ; John, 172, (father) 207*, 
(son) 207; Margaret, 207; Mary, 205, 
207; Richard, 205*, 227. 

Rindle (off Higgin Lane), 143, 144. 

Ring, transposing, at weddings, 58. 

Ringing for the dead, 58. 

Ringley, co. Lane., 99. 

Ringway, co. Chester, 180. 

Ringyord 32. 

Rites, Popish, 58. 

Ripon, co. York, 149. 

River Embankments, 4, 37; see Embank- 

River field, 5. 

Rivington, co. Lancaster, 99 n. 

Risbell, Rizzibeila, fern. Christian name, 
141, 197. 

Roachdale (Rochdale), Thomas, 204. 

Road names changed, 16 n. 

Road Trustees, 15. 

Robert de Treford, or Strefford, 47. 

Robert, Even, 192. 

Roberts, John, 119*; Mary, 162. 

Robinson ( Roobinson and Roobison), 145; 
Alice, 186*; Ann, 145, 181, 186* ; 
Daniel, 186; Ellen, 179; Frances, 167; 
Hannah, 171, 183; James, 179, 190; 
John, in, 145, 176, 181, 231; Ka- 
therine, 169; Margaret, 179; Mary, 173, 
176, 181*; Noah, 86; Richard, 19, 145*, 
193; Sarah, 177, 179, 190; Simond, 
107; Thomas, in, 173; William, 179, 
181, 186, 192, 227, (father) 167, (son) 

Robinson's, 189. 

Robinson, alias Barker, Daniel, 228, 229; 
George, 50, 52, 104, 117, 230; John, 

Roby, John, 82. 

Rochdale Parish, 177. 

Toad Lane, I7n. 

Roe, Dr., 71; see Rowe, Wroe. 

Roeder, Charles, viii, 9 n. 

Roelau Hundred, co. Chester, 21. 

Roger de Poitou, 17. 

Rogers, Thomas, Survey, 1799, 27 n., 
28 n., 34. 

Rogers (Rodgers), Alice, 173; Ann, 167; 
Isabella, 130; James, 130; John, 184; 
Martha, 190; Mary, 184; Richard, 134, 
167; Thomas, 134, 167. 

Rogerson, Ann, 185; Catherine, 178; 
Peter, 178; Richard, 233; Thomas, 185; 
William, 216. 

Rogues and Vagabonds, 105. 

Roile, see Royle. 

Roman Camp, 4; Castrum, 6; Road, 4; 
alleged road, 16, 18, 22; Chester to 
Warrington, 21; Station, 5; Urn, 5. 

General Index. 


Roman Lancashire^ by Watkin, 22. 
Romans, 20. 

Romsden (Ramsden), Anthonie, 191. 
Roscoe (Roscow), Elizabeth, 117, 231; 
Hannah, 145; John, 103, 145; William, 
42, 72, 104, 109*, 146, 231. 
Roscoe's [house], John, 103. 
Rostherne, co. Chester, 44 n., 170, 187. 
Rosthorn, Richard, 143. 
Rosworme, Mr. John, 108. 
Roule (Royle), Ann, 142; John, 142. 
Rowbotham (Rowbottom, Roobottom), 
George, 169, 209; John, 176, (father) 
210, (son) 210; Martha, 169; Mary, 176. 
Rowe, James, 63. 
Rowlinson, Ann, 180; Elizabeth, 182; 

John, 1 80; Thomas, 182. 
Royal Bounty, 78. 
Roy lance, Alice, 188; Joseph, 188. 
Royle (Roile, Roule, Ryle) family, 121; 
farmer, no. 

Abigaile, 143; Alice, 177, 216; Ann, 

174, 1 86, 194; Betty, 171, 172, 189; 
Elizabeth, 162, 183, 209, 210; Ellen, 
177; Esther, 189; Fanny, 189; George, 
190, 227; Hannah, 169; Henry, 155; 
Hugh, 129; Homphrey, 128; James, 
63, no*, 142, 157, 171, 219, 233*; 
Jane, 173, 185 ; John, 128, 142, 143, 
162, 171, 185, 194, 209, 219; Jonathan, 
104, 109, 117, 231; Joshua, 172, 210, 
216; Margaret, 180, 219; Martha, 171; 
Mary, 162, 168, 173, 174, 188, 190, 
219; Rachel, 182; Sarah, 182; Thomas, 
72, 104, 109, 1 10*, 129, 155, 162, 173, 
174, 219, 231, (father) 209, (son) 209, 
Rev. Thomas, 126; William, 189, 219. 
Runcorn, 20 n., 24, 25*. 
Rund, 143; see Rindle. 
Rusham, 63; see Rusholme. 
Rushbearings, 57, I22n. 
Rusholme, 63, 177; see Rusham. 
Rushton, Robert, 154*. 
Russell St., London, 153. 
Russia Merchant, 151. 
Ryde, Isle of Wight, 81. 
Rylands, Mrs., viii ; John, iv, viii. 
Ryle (Royle), Humphrey, 23; John, 35: 
Mary, 182; Thomas, 233. 

S., F., of Stretford, 15. 
Sabboth fairs and markets, 57. 
Sacrament, 59- 

of Baptism, 57. 

Sacramental Cup, 91. 
Sacrilege, 84. 

Saddleworth, 77. 

Sadler, Ralph, Duchy Chancellor, 7. 

(trade), 174, 189. 

aill Moor, 27; see Sale Moor. 
Sail cloth Manufacturer, 190. 
St. Andrew's, 85. 
St. Ann's, Manchester, 77, 165. 
St. Bride's, Shrewsbury Street, 95. 
St. George's, Hanover Square, London, 


St. George, Wigan, 77. 
St. James's Chronicle, 28. 
3t. John's College, Cambridge, 81. 
St. John's, Deansgate, Manchester, 6. 
St. Luke, 76. 

St. Mark's, Old Street, 85. 
St. Matthew's Church, 83. 
St. Thomas, Old Trafford, 95. 
Salary and Stipend, 63. 

of Excise Officer, 156. 

Salcrosse (Shalcross, Shawcross), Eliza- 
beth, 203; Thomas, 203. 

Sale, co. Chester (Saille, Salle), 4, 5, 25, 
34, 94, 129, 138*, 139, 170, 183, 185. 

branch canal proposed to Stock- 
port, 29. 

Lane End, 139. 

Moor, 27. 
Moss, 25. 

Salford (Sawforde), co. Lancaster, 9 n.,i8, 
20,22,63, 65, 67,78, 174, 181, 185, 190. 

Bridge, 40. 

Broughton Road, 40. 

Canal to, 25. 

Chapel, vii. 

Chronicle, 23 n. 

Corporation, 3, 22. 

Gallows meadows, 9 n. 

Greengate, 79. 

Hundred, 18, 63. 

High Constable, 9. 

Mr. Meeke, Minister, 98. 

New Bailey, 40. 

New Bailey Street, 40. 

Stretford Chantry, Lands in, 54. 

Town and Borough, 1 8. 

Salfordshire Wapentake Court Rolls, 48. 
Salle, 139; see Sale. 

Salley, captives in, 151. 

Salop, 150, 151, 152, 1 53; ^Shropshire. 

Salt District, 20. 

Salter, Alice, 125, 137; Ann, 138; Ellen, 
161; John, 128, 137, 138*, l6l, 167, 
(father) 137, (son) 137; Richard, 130; 
Thomas, 125, 130, 161, 198, 201, 
(father) 128*, (son) 128; William, 138*. 


General Index. 

Salter, Thomas's wife, 198. 

alias Harrison, John, 194; Thomas, 
194, 228. 

Samaritan, the Good, 89. 

Sammveill (Samuel), 123, 140. 

Sandwich, co. Kent, 150. 

Sandy Lane, 16 n. 

Sandyfield, Bartholomew, 192. 

Savage, Mr., 82; Thomas, 214. 

Sawforde, 54, 55; see Salford. 

Sawyer, 181. 

Saxton, Map of Lancashire, 1577, 49. 

Sayle, Richard, 227. 

Scallon, Susanna, 186. 

Scarborough, co. York, 148. 

Scarbrick, Carolina, 190; Richard, 190. 

Scholes (Scoles, Scoales) family, 67; De- 
borah, 66, (mother) 67, (daughter), 67; 
George, 65 ; Rev. Jeremy, 47, 65, 67, 
100; John, 167; Mary, 167; Rev. Na- 
thaniel, 67; Rebecca, 67. 

Scholes's field, 6. 

Scholfield, Ann, 179; James, 170; Joseph, 
190; Mark, 179; Martha, 170; Mary, 
190; Sarah, 162. 

School Brow, 187. 

- Old, 189. 

private unendowed, 73- 
Schoolhouse Bridge, Stockport, 35. 
Schoolmaster, 161, 167, 189. 
Schoolmasters, Popish, 57. 

Scott, John, D.D., Works, 74. 

- Mrs., 91. 
Scotts, 1 08. 
Scotson, John, 95. 

Seal, Great, of England, 53. 

Seaman, 177. 

Season, Liverie and, 54. 

Seats in the Church, 57; number of, 84. 

Secretary handj 121. 

Seddon, John, 75, 2OI ; Margret, 2OI ; 

Rev. Thomas, 47, 75, 156, 157. 
Seel, Dorothy, 183; Samuel, 183. 
Selhorne (Skelhorne), John, 195. 
Seney, John, 112. 
Sequestration, 77. 
Sergeant, 6/th Regt. Foot, 186. 
Sermons, 73; by T. Seddon, 78. 
Servant, 143, 192*, 195, 199*. 
Servantman, 181, 192. 
Servingman, 185. 
Setter of marlers, 45 n. 
Seuill (Sevil, Sewell), John, 137; Mary, 137. 
Seven Oaks, vi. 
Sevil (Seuill, Sewell), Elizabeth, 137 ; 

John, 137. 

Sewage Farm, 2. 

Sewell (Sievvil, Seuil, Sevil. Suell), John, 

Sewer in Chester Road, 15. 

Seymour Grove, I, 16, 80. 

Shacrosse (Shalcross, Shnwcross), Ed- 
mond, 127; John, 165; William, 127. 

Shakeshaft, Alice, 168. 

Shalcross (Shacrosse, Shawcross, Sho- 
cross), 121, 206*; Alice, 137, 201; Amy 
(Emye), 205, 206; Ann, 175; Edmund, 
163, 199; Elizabeth, 199; Emye (Amy), 
202; Hannah, 208; Henry, 202; James, 
203; Jane, 181; John, 109*, 110*, 168, 
204*, 209*; Lydia, 204; Margaret, 170, 
204; Mary, 209; Matthew, 163, 206; 
Peter, 181 ; Thomas, 203, 204, 206, 
209, 228, (junior) 206 ; William, 137, 
201, 202, 203, 204*, 205, 206, 208, 

Shale marl, 45 n. 

Sharlock's (see Sherlock's) house, 104. 

Sharlock (Sherlock, Shirlock), Alice, 185, 
190; Ellen, 184; John, 190; Mary, 188. 

Sharlot (Sharlock?), Nancy, 190. 

Sharp, John, 1 12. 

Shaw, Ann, 173, 182; Elizabeth, 173; 
Isaac, 173; Jane, 171; Jonathan, 171; 
Mary, 173*; Rev. Peter, 47, 69*, 
215 n.*; Thomas, 173; W. A., 96*. 

Shawcross (Salcross, Shacrosse, Shalcross, 
Shocross), Anna, 135; Edmund, 129; 
Elizabeth, 128, 180; Henry, 129; John, 
72, 104*, no, 117*, 146, 183, 210, 227, 
231*; Mary, 183; Matthew, ill*; 
Tabitha, 183; Thomas, 128; William, 
in*, 116, 119, 135, 183, 227. 

Shawcross Pitt, 123, 143. 

Shelmerdine, Edinond, 142; Mary, 167; 
Raphe, 142, 167; Thomas, 167. 

Shenton, Rondall, 153. 

Shepherd, Jane, 168; Thomas, 168. 

Sherlock (Sharlock, Sharlot, Shirlock), 
John, n; Mary, 162. 

Sherlock's, 117; house, 104. 

Sherlock, William, Future Judgment, 74. 

Sherreford, co. Stafford, 150. 

Sherriffhales, 150; see Sherreford. 

Ship Canal, Manchester, I, 15; opening, 
23; views, 24; see Canals. 

Shipden, Norfolk, 150. 

Shipwreck, 151. 

Shirlocke (Sharlock, Sherlock), John, 
1 08. 

Shocros (Shalcross, Shawcross, &c. ), Amy, 
139; Sarah, 138; William, 138. 

General Index. 


Shoemaker, 168, 169*, 170, 198; .^Crispin. 

Shooting the pace, 45 n. 

Shopkeeper, 176, 232. 

Shrewsbury Street, Brook's Bar, 95. 

Shrewsbury Carrier, 117. 

Shropshire, 150; see Salop. 

Shut the pit, 44 n. 

Shutting, corn, 44 n. 

marl, 44 n. 
Shuttleworth, Ann, 174. 
Siddall (Sidda, Sidall, Syddall), Adam, 

125, 126, 127; Ann, 202; Anna, 137; 

Charles, 180; Elizabeth, 146; James, 

147; John, 133, 138, 147, 167, 230; 

Katheren, 134; Margaret, 127, 180; 

Martha, 180, 181; Mary, 140, 167, 169; 

Oliver, 167; Peter, 21 1; Richard, 21 1 ; 

Samuel, 137, 138, 229 ; Thomas, 134, 

140, 146, 202. 
Sidelong ground, 25. 
Sidesman, 62. 

Sidwell, James, 163; Mary, 163. 
Sievvil(Sevill, Sewell), John, 137; Richard 


Silence, fern. Christian name, 159. 
Silk weaver, 179, 230. 
Silver plate, 91. 

Simister, Ann, 169; Nicholas, 169. 
Simpson, Betty (Elizabeth), 187 ; Eliza- 
beth (Betty), 189 ; Christopher, 187 ; 

Mary, 182, 185; Samuel, 1 12; Susanna, 

187; William, no*. 
Single carts or Tombrells, 46 n. 
Singing pews, 82. 
Si quis, Instrument or, 98. 
Sittings, additional, 86; freeing, 94. 
Sizar, 81. 
Skellorne (Selhorne), Elizabeth, 195 ; 

John, 195. 

Skittering marl, 46 n. 
Slaine, 200, 204, 205; see Killed. 
Slater (occupation), 184*. 
Slater, Christopher, 1 66, 205; Jane, 1 66, 

205; John Albert, 119*; Richard, 166. 
Slaughterer, 173, 174, 175, 177*, 178, 

1 80*, 182, 185*, 1 86. 
Sleane, see Slain. 
Sleepers, wooden, 43. 
Sluice gates, 33. 

Slyman, Clarissa Ellen, 90*; John, viii. 
Smalls, or Kneebreeches, 114. 
Smiles's Brindley and Early Engineers, 


Lives of the Engineers, 25. 

Smith (occupation), 74, 109, 137, 140, 

142, 143*. 

Smith and Ingle, 217. 

Smith (Smyth), Alice, 189 ; Amy, 187 ; 
Chas. Woodfield, 112; Edmund, 103; 
Edward, 218; Elizabeth, 187; Hannah, 
171, 183; Henry, 117, 183; John, 143, 
187, 189 ; Katherine, 1 66 ; Margaret, 
179, 215; Martha, 168, 215; Mary, 143, 
176, 215; Mr., 13; Richard, 218; 
Robert, 107; Sarah, 187, 218; Thomas, 
103, 108, 116*, 215*, 229*; William, 

al' Renshaw, William, 147. 

Smith's house, Thomas, 103. 
Ribchester, 148-153. 

Smithy, 41. 

Smyth (Smith), Thomas, 45; William, 56. 

Soldier, 107, 139, 159. 

Somerset co., Ilmister, 148; Wrington, 

Sorocold, Thomas, 63. 

Sothern, Betty, 184. 

Sothern, Christian name, 22 1. 

Soulbay, co. Suffolk, 148. 

Southwold, co. Suffolk, 148. 

Sower by, co. York, 149. 

Sparsholt, co. Berks., 148-153. 

Speakman, Benjamin, 221; Eliza, 221 ; 
Ellen Sothern, 221; Henry, 189; Lucy 
Eleanor, 221; Mary, 189; Thomas So- 
thern, 221 ; William, 221 ; William 
Sothern, 221. 

Spencer, Anne, 164; Cisley, 199; Eliza- 
beth, 195, 199; Ellin. 194, 197; John, 
192; Richard, 192, 193, 194, 195; Ro- 
bert, 164; Thomas, 197. 

Spinster, 197, 201, 204, 205, 208, 209, 
227*, '230, 232*. 

Spit drains described, 42. 

Stackhouse, Thomas, Body Divinity, 74. 

Stackyort, 33. 

Staffordshire, 149, 150, 152*. 

Stalior (Taylor?), Esther, 139; Jousua, 


Standerin, Mary, 172. 
Standish, Richard, 63. 
Stanhope, George, Epistles and Gospels 

Paraphrased, 74- 
Stanley, Joseph, 88 ; Joseph Frederick, 

88; Mary, 88; Thomas, 52. 
Starch, 178. 

Starkie, John, 172; Phebe, 173. 
Statham (Steatham), Alice, 232; George, 

104, no; Peter, 232. 
Statute of Bridges, 7. 

Chantries, 54. 
for Dissolution of Chantries, 52. 


General Index. 

Staves for Churchwardens, 92. 

Steatham, Hannah, 170; see Statham. 

Steel marl, 45 n. 

Steele, stile, 144. 

Steers, Thomas, of Liverpool, Map, 23. 

Steimson (Stephenson, Stevenson), Mr., 

Stelfox, Edward, 156. 

Stephen (Steven), Henry, 175; Mary, 175. 

Stephenson (Stevenson), Henry (father), 
213, (son) 213; Martha, 190. 

Stepping Stones alleged at Trafford, 19, 

Stevens, Henry, in. 

Steven (Stephen), Betty, 219; Ellen, 219; 
Henry, 219; Mary, 219; Parker, 219; 
Thomas, 219. 

Stevenson (Stephenson), Dr. George, 89; 
Harriet, 191 ; Margaret, 89 ; Martha, 
179; Mr. [Surgeon], 82; William, 179, 

Steward of Stretford Court, John New- 
ton, 69. 

Stipend, 63, 156. 

Stirrup, Ann, 184; John, 184. 

Stockley, Alice, 185; William, 184. 

Stockport, Mr., 75; see Stopford. 

Stockport (Stokeport), 2 n., 4, II, 17, 186. 

Advertiser^ 35, 36. 

flood at, 35. 

Lancashire Bridge, 35 bis. 

Proposed Canal from Sale, 29. 

Registers, 211. 

School House Bridge, 35. 

Stocks, 18. 

Stockton, Rev. , 47, 69. 

Stokeport (Stockport), Cheshire Baron, 17. 

Stone, Ann, 175; Robert, 139. 

Stone Celt, 16. 

the Great, 160; see Great Stone. 

Marl, 45 n. 

Platt, 7, 8, n; Ditch, n. 

Tablet, 85, 86. 

Stopford, Esther, 75 ; Joshua, 75, 161 ; 

Margaret, 75, (daughter) 75; Mr., 7$; 

Rev. William, 47, 75, 156, 161. 
Stopper, Roman Urn, 5. 
Stor, by Windermere, 75. 
Stott, John, 112, 119*. 
Stowell, Rev. Canon, 85. 
Stradforde, 55; see Stretford. 
Straitford, 17, 207, 210; see Stretford. 
Strange, Robert le, 48. 
Strangeways, Manchester, 40. 
Stratford, 12, 52, 73, 207, 209, 214,225 n., 

228*; see Stretford. 

Streams crossing Canals, 25. 

Street Crosses garnished and lighted, 57. 

Street-ford, 3, 164, 165, 209*; see Stret- 

Strefford, Robert de, 47, 48. 

Stretford, see Stradford, Straitford, Strat- 
forde, Streetford. 

Stretford Brook, 2 n. 

Chantry Priest, 49. 

Chapel, 49, 69; see Chapel. 

Condition of Population, 79. 

- Council, 2, 119. 

Court Baron, 32. 

Cross, n, 14, 18; see Cross. 

Eye, 34. 

Hill, 122. 

Inhabitants, II. 

Local Board, 3. 

Manor Court Records, 31. 

Moss, 2, 17, 41-44; and see Trafford 


Register, 4. 

Road, Hulme, 13, 16. 

Sunday School, 78, 86. 

Toll Bar, 15. 

Town of, 9. 

Township, 14; area, i; boundaries,!. 

Turnpike Act, 13. 

Strettell, John, 117; Mary, 1 80; William, 

1 80. 

Stukeley, Dr., 5. 
Sub-division of large parishes, 63. 
Submersion, triple, of Infants, 59. 
Suell (Sewell), Christian, 201; John, 201. 
Suffolk, 148, 151, 152. 
Suicide, 61, 123. 
Sumner, John Bird, Bishop of Chester, 

83; Margaret, 169; Martha, 171; Mary, 

177; Peter, 169. 

Summer, Sarah, 187; William, 187. 
Summerfield, Mary, 188; William, 188. 
Sunday School, Stretford, 78, 86. 
Sundial, 82. 

Superstition, Popish, 58. 
Supervisors of Highways, Manchester, IO. 
Surfleet, co. Lincoln, 78. 
Surgeon, 184, 221. 
Surgeon and Apothecary, 175, 184. 
Surgeons, Royal College of, 221. 
Surplice Fees, 73, 93. 
Surrey Provincialisms, by Gower, I22n. 
Surveys of Church Livings, 63, 99 n. 
Survey of Stretford Living, 1650, 63. 

of Trafford Tenants, 18; see Tenancy 


Sussex, 149. 

General Index. 


Sutcliffe, Hannah, 181 ; Rev. John, 73, 
162; Matthew, 181. 

Suttle, Elizabeth, 177; William, 177. 

Sutton, C. W., viii. 

Sutton, Surrey, vi. 

Swarbrook, Mary, 1 80. 

Swindells, Ann, 184; James, 88; Jane, 88. 

Swine trespassing, 97; unyoked, 97. 

Swinniat, = swineherd, 186. 

Swing Bridge, Ship Canal, 3. 

Syddall (Siddall), Adam, 164, (father) 
126, (son) 125, 126; Alis, 133; Ann, 
175, 220; Ellin, 199, 215; George, 134; 
Hannah, 183, 212; James, 113, 213, 
215*; Jane, 179, 185; John, 126, 182; 
Katherin, 199; Margaret, 183; Martha, 
113,215; Mary, 212*; Michael, 113; 
Richard, 202, 212; Robarte, 199; Sarah, 
182; Thomas, 164, 199*, 220; William, 
175, 212, 213. 

Synods, Annual, 60. 

Syphon under Canal at Cornbrook, 26. 

T., D., Churchwarden, 154. 
T . . . sher (Culcheth?, Kilsher?) 
Elizabeth, 129; Henry, 129. 

Tablets in Church, 86-7. 

Tailor (occupation), 162*, 167, 170, 171, 
172, 174, 176*, 177, 179, 182, 185, 1 88, 
195, 230, 232. 

Tailor (Tailier, Talor, Tailor, Taylor), 
Abraham, 198, 228 n. ; Elizabeth, 228 
n.; Isaac, 228 n. ; Isaac, 228 n. ; Jacob, 
228 n. ; James, 142* ; John, 142*; Jos- 
hua, 228 n. ; Margaret, 228 n. ; Mary, 
142; Nathaniel, 228 n.*; Richard, 123, 
140; William, 227 n.; Zacharie, 228 n. 

Talbot, the, 92. 

Road, 1 6. 

Tales about Parish Clerk, 113-6. 

Tame, river, 36. 

Tanner (trade), 169. 

Tapers and Candles, 58. 

Tate, George, 92. 

Tattersall, Charles, 176; Ellen, 176, 185. 

Tatton, Eliz., 166; Robert, 166. 

Taylor (Tailor, Talor, Tailor, Telor, Tey- 
lier, Tayler, Taylier, Stalior), Abraham, 
164, 198, 202; Alice, 155, 165; Ann, 

142, 170, 186, 202 ; Betty (Elizabeth), 
174; Charles, 112; Dorothy, 227; Eliza- 
beth, 141, 178; Ellen, 172, 178; Ellenor, 
181; Henry, viii, 210; James, 108, 116, 
141, 142*, 165, 169, 205, 206, (father) 

143, (son) 143; John, 112*, 165*, 202*, 
205, 206* ; Joseph, 200 ; Joshua, 91, 

91 n., 105, 109*, r 10*, 118*, 142, 156, 
233 ; Katherine, 168, 201 ; Margaret, 
202; Martha, 141; Mary, 169, 170, 206; 
Mrs., 180; Nathaniel, 201; Richard, 
141; Samuel, 98, 164, 178, 202, 228 n , 
(father) 200, (son) 200; Sarah, 175; 
Thomas, 104, 117, 209; William, 106, 
in, 168, 174, 178, 180, 181, 210. 

Taylor's Bridge, 17. 
Farm, 91 n. 

Temperance Place, 187. 

Ten Commandments, 83. 

Tenancy Survey, Trafford, 1 8 

Tench, Cranage, 170; Elizabeth, 170. 

Tepping (Tipping), Thomas, 207. 

Testimonial of fair call, 67, 101. 

Testimonials of Ordination, 102. 

Tetlow, par. of Manchester, 162. 

Thatcher, 155, 172, 178. 

The Cross, Stretford, 14, 18; and see Cross. 

The '45, ii. 

The Moat, 19; see Trafford Old Hall. 

The Way to the True Church, by White, 

Theatre Royal, fire at, London, 153. 

Thelwall, 20 n. 

Thesis, 98, 99, 101. 

Thirsk, co. York, 149. 

Thomas, Elizabeth, 188 ; Frances, 181 ; 
John, 181, 1 88. 

Thomason, James, 112*; John, 184; Mar- 
garet, 184; Samuel, 108, 116. 

Thompson, Ann, 218; Mary, 218. 

Thorn Villa, Urmston, 79. 

Thornhill, James, 105 ; John, 105, 109, 
117, 231; Mary, 209. 

Thornhil Estate, 104. 

Thornley, Elizabeth, 208 ; Jane, 208 ; 
John, 208*; Mary, 209; Samuel, 209. 

Thorniley, Betty, 178; Edward, 178; 
Elizabeth, 185; Mary, 190. 

Thornton, Thos., 149. 

Thorpe, Martha, 162, 173. 

Throstle Nest, 2, 3, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 
22*, 23 n., 29 n., 30 n., 162, 178, 208. 

Tibberton, Salop, 151. 

Tidal Navigation, 24. 

Tile, inscribed, 5. 

Tilecoate (Tylecoate), 47, 61; Rev. Hum- 
phrey, 200; Sarah, 200. 

Tilsley, , 153; Ralph, 129. 

alias Massey, Elizabeth, 129. 

Tim Bobbin, 70*. 

Timber Merchant, in, 180. 

Time of birth, 12 1. 

Timperley, co. Chester, 24. 


General Index. 

Timperley, Hannah, 179; Isaiah, 179; 

Mary, 1 88. 
Tindal, Chief Justice, 39. 

Christianity, 74. 
Tinker, 123, 140. 
Tinkler, 141. 
Tipping (Tepping), Alice, 162, 178; Betty, 

174; Ellen, 168, 219; Jonathan, 104, 

109, no, 1 18; Mary, 175; Sarah, 155; 

Thomas, 155, 162, 168, 219*. 
Tithes, 62. 
Toad (Tode, Tood, Toward) Lane, Stret- 

ford, i6n., 17, 71, 104, 117*, 135, 

142*, 143*, 144, 146, 190. 
Tollbar, Crossford Bridge, 30 ; Pomona, 


Tolls on Canal, 28. 

Tombrells, 46 n. 

Tombstones, 216. 

Tomkinson, John, Contractor, 35. 

Tongue, James, 105. 

Tood Lane, the, 142*; see Toad Lane. 

Torkington, Hugh, 54, 55. 

Torner (Turner), Ellen, 137; John, 137*; 

Mary, 137, 143. 
Tour through North of England, Young's, 


Toward Lane, 17; see Toad Lane. 
Tower of Church, 86, 87; Arch, 85. 
Towing path, 27. 
Town, Elizabeth, 173, 183; James, 183; 

Thomas, 173. 
Town's Bank, 16. 
Township Map, iii, I. 
Townships ranking as parishes, 8 n. 
Town soil used as manure, 43. 
Trafford, meaning of, 18, 20. 

various spelling, 19, 20. 

- (see Old Trafford), 2 n., 45, 49, 107*, 
121 n., 136, 144, 163*, 164*, 165*, 1 66, 
185, 191*, 192*, 193*, 195, 196*, 197*, 

199, 200*, 202, 203*, 204*, 205*, 206, 

210, 211, 214, 225*, 225 n., 226, 227*, 


- Old, 158*; see Old Trafford. 

- (co. Lane. ?), 226*, 227*, 228. 
Trafford family, 48, 69, 225 n. ; their old 

home, 19. 

Ann, 210, 227; Sir Cecil, 9, 62, 63, 

69, 107, 108, 136, 142, 197, 199*, 203, 
204; Edmund, 45, 48, 49, 55, 123, 227; 
Sir Edmund, 1911., 49, 50*, 51, 53*, 
54*, 55, 63, 195, 225, 227; Mrs. Fran- 
chis, 142; Henry, 48; Rev. Henry, 50; 
Humphrey, 41, 72, 210, (father) 144, 
(son) 144 ; Sir H. F. de, viii ; John, 

18 n., 34, 41*, 227; Lady [Laura Anne] 
de, 83; Maister, 53*; Mary, 210; Mo- 
nica, 227; Penelope, 136, 227; Richard, 
227; Thomas Joseph, 36, 216; Sir 
Thomas Joseph de, 83, 84; William, 50; 
Syr William, 49. 

alias Massey, Mildred, 226, 227. 
Tr affords, The, 61. 

Trafford Chantry, Manchester, 122. 

Chapel, Manchester, 122. 

Crest, iii. 

Trafford's Corn mill at Barton, 29. 
Trafford Deeds, 48. 

Etymology, 19 n. 

ford, 1 8, 22. 

Hall, 16, 19, 44; see Wickleswick 

Hall, Trafford House. 

Heath, 41; see Trafford Moss. 

H(ouse), 41. 

Lane, 16; and see Seymour Grove. 

Manor, 46. 

Moss, near Chorlton, 44. 

in Trafford Manor, 46. 

near Trafford Hall, 41 et seq. ; 

see Stretford Moss. 

Canal Across, 25. 

Motto, 19 n. 

Old, see Old Trafford. 

- Park, 2, 6, 17, 22, 121 n., 191. 

Family Portraits, iv, viii. 

Tenancy Survey, iii, 1 8. 

v. the King, 36. 

co. Chester, 19 n., 21, 225 n. 

Bridge-, 20 n. 

Mickle-, 20 n., 21. 

Old Hall, 2, 16, 19, 21, 41, 225 n.; 

views of, iv; see Old Trafford Hall. 
Tramroad on Trafford Moss, 43. 
Tramways Company, Manchester, 15. 
Trapdoor, boats with, 27. 
Trat-ford, 19. 
Traveller, 204. 
Travelling pass, 1 06. 
Traverse, Highway, 10. 
Trawford, 21. 
Trayford, 19, 20. 

co. Sussex, 21. 
Tred, 20. 

Trees in Chapel-yard, 78. 
Tref'm. Welsh, 18, 20, 21. 
Treford, Robert de, 47, 48. 
Tref-gordd in Welsh, 21. 
Trefort, co. Sussex, 21. 
Treow-ford, 21. 
Treverde, co. Sussex, 21. 
Triford, 165; see Trafford. 

General Index. 


Trinity College, Dublin, 85, 

Triple Carts, 46 n. 

Triple Submersion of Naked Child, 59. 

Troford, 20 n., 21 ; see Wimbold's Traf- 

ford, Bridge-Trafford. 
Trogheforde, Christopher, 19; Thomas, 19. 
Trough -ford, 20. 
Trofford, 19. 

Tronsdale, Rev. Robert, 48. 
Trustees of Mrs. Bate's Will, 86. 
Trusts for the Church, 86. 
Tuition, 227. 
Tunstall, William, 147. 
Tunbridge Wells, 149. 
Turbary, rights of, 41. 
Turnpike Acts, 13. 
Turfmoss, 68, 159; see Turnmoss. 
Turk's Dominions, 151. 
Turnel, = scalding tub, 36. 
Turner (Torner), Absoly, 175; Alice, 189, 

190, 230; Elizabeth, 166, 177, 203; 

James, 213; John, 135, 136, 138, 166, 

175, 210, 213; Joseph, 176; Martha, 

176; Mary, 138, 186; Robert, 135, 1 68, 

210, 227; Thomas, 108, 166, 189, 229. 
Turn Moss (Turfmoss, Turrmoss, Turve- 

moss), r, 3, n, 68. 
Turrmoss (Turnmoss), 104, no, 141*. 
Turvemosse (Turnmoss), 28 n., 44 (note, 

Terve, = to turn). 
Twiford, Elizabeth, 215; Richard, 215 ; 

Robert, 9. 

Twins, 134, 135, 138. 
Twiss, Joseph, 105, 118*; William, 157. 
Twist, Betty, 172. 
Tylecoat (Tilecoate), Alice, 61 ; Rev. 

Humphrey, 47, 61*, 198. 
Tyrer, Ann, 176; Anthony, 233; Hannah, 

1 80; Thomas, 175. 
Tyrians, 28. 
Tyseck, William, 218. 
Tythes farmed by Sir Edmund Trafford, 


UNICORN Inn, Altringham, 34. 
Unsworth, Ellenor, 182. 

Unwin, Reginald, in. 

Upper Chorlton Road, I, 16. 

Urban District Council, 2, 119. 

Urmston, John, 129, 195; Margaret, 129; 
William, 195. 

Urmston (Ermston, Ormstown, Vrme- 
stone), co. Lane., II*, 17*, 22, 38, 
70*, 166, 169, 174, 178, 189, 193. 

the Bight, 31. 

the Broads, 31. 

Urmston, Doole mouth, 31. 

glebeland, 94, 95. 
- Hall, 70. 

Halmot, 31, 32. 

Lane, 2, 13, 14, i6n., 17*, 83. 

Renshawe's Bight, 32. 

Richard o' Jone's cottage, 70. 

Thorn Villa, 79. 

Township, 2. 

water banks, 32. 
Urn, Roman, stopper of, 5. 
Ury, Thomas, 148; see Yovrey. 
Utley, Edward, 195. 

Valentine, Ellen, 168. 
Vaux, Warden of Manchester, 50. 
Venables, Anthony, 51; Douce, 51; Law- 
rence, 50; Richard, 50; Thomas, 51. 
Verses on Trafford Etymology, 19 n. 
Vestments, 51. 
Vestry, 83, 84, 87. 

Minutes, iii, 105, 118, 119. 

Vicar-General, Chester, 157. 
Vices, notorious, 60. 
Victoria, Queen, visits of, 24. 
Victoria University, Manchester, 86. 
Views of Ship Canal, 24. 

of the Village, 95. 

Village Chapel, 48; see Chapel. 
Village Community, by Gomme, 122 n. 
Village Cross, remains of, 18; see Cross. 
Violins, 83. 

Virgin, Rev. Samuel, 47. 
Visitation, Episcopal, 1581, 60. 
Visitations, Triennial, 60. 
Volunteers, Royal Manchester, 77. 
Voyalant, = violent, 148. 
Vrmestone, 70; see Urmston. 

WADE, General, 12, 
Harry, viii. 

Wages in marling, 45 n. 

Wagstaff, John, 231; Silence, 159. 

Wagstaffe Field, 84. 

Wailing the dead, 58. 

Wainwright, Alice, 169. 

Waise Huese [House ?], 140. 

Wakefield, Margaret, 184; Mr., 42; Sarah, 

Wakes, 57, 84. 

Walford, Thomas, 156. 

Walkden, Peter, 166. 

Walker, Alice, 184; Amelia, 214; Ann, 
161*, 173; Daniel, 161, 171; Dorothy, 
183; Elizabeth, i8j; Hannah, 171, 214; 

N N 


General Index. 

John, 99, 209; Rev. John, 69, 215 n.; 
Martha, 188 ; Mr., 98; Nathan, 181 ; 
Richard, 184; Robert, 129; Susan, 209; 
Thomas, 129, 143, 200, 214, (son) 143; 
William, 173. 

Wales, Ancient Laws of, by Lewis, 21. 

Wall Roods, 31. 

Walley, Ann, 171; Benjamin, 213; Ellen, 
185; Mary, 213*; Nicholas, 225; Tho- 
mas, 12; William, 171, 213. 

Wallwork, see Wollwarcke. 

Walmsley ( Walmesley, Walmersley), Han- 
nah, 177, 181; James, 189; Phebe, 173, 
189; William, 177. 

Walmesley Chapel, 62. 

Walter, Margerie, 106. 

Walthew, James, 119. 

Walton, Ann, 161 ; Edmund, 184; Ed- 
ward, no*, 161; Elizabeth, 184; James, 
99; Margret, 179; Mary, 161, 188. 

Walton-le-Dale, 62. 

Walton, Parish of, 189. 

Wapentake, Salfordshire, 48. 

Warburton, Ann, 167 ; Jane, 183, 188 ; 
John, 167 ; Sir John, 52 ; Peter, 231 ; 
Sir Peter, 52; Thomas, 112*, 118, 146. 

Warde, Ellen, 198 ; George, 198 ; Judd, 
54*; Katheryn, 54; Lawrence, 54. 

Warden Castle, Wilts, 51. 

Wardens, 18, 52, 73, 75, 83 ; see Church- 
wardens, Chapel-wardens. 

Wardens' Staves, 92. 

Wardens and Fellows of Manchester Col- 
lege, 55. 

Warden, Mr. (Richard Heyrick), 98. 

Wroe, 91. 

Wardley, co. Lane., 136. 

Ware, Hibbert-, Foundations, 67; see Hib- 

Wareham, Hannah, 185. 

Warner, John, & Sons, 91. 

W'arren, Ann, 172. 

Warrington, Mary, 162. 

Warrington, 20 n., 21, 23, 23 n., 70, 77, 
81, 190. 

Warrington, Bud worth, near, 51. 

Warton, 154. 

Warwickshire, 153. 

Washingbrough, see Wastingborough, 150. 

W T ashway, Turnpike Act, 13. 

Wastingborough, co. Lincoln, 150. 

Water used in marling, 45 n. 

Waters meeting, 5, 17, 25, 27, 41, 91 n., 

Water Banks, 4, 31, 32; see Embankments. 

Water of Mersey, 6. 

Waterworks, Manchester, 4. 
Watkin's Roman Lancashire, 22. 
Watling Street, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17*, 22. 
Water Passage or ferry near Wickleswick 

Hall, 23. 
Watson, Alexander, 214; Charles, 214*; 

Esther, 161, 174, 214; Jane, 161, 186; 

Jonathan, 161, 174, 214; Mary, 214*. 
Wattle Road, 4. 
Watts, Charles, 213 ; Elizabeth, 213 ; 

Isaiah, 213. 

Wax candles, for crosses in Streets, 57. 
Way, right of, 145. 
Wayside crosses, 58. 
Weaver (Linen weaver, Linen Webster, 

Silk weaver), 144, 168, 169*, 170*, 171, 

172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179*, 1 80, 

182, 184*, 185*, 186*, 187*, 1 88*, 189, 


and farmer, 186. 

Webster, Linen, 226*. 

Weddings, 58, 123; see Customs. 

Wednesday half-holiday, 79. 

Weighall, Ottiwell, 106. 

Weights, Altering, 145. 

Weir, Overflow, 34. 

Welham, Sussex, 149. 

Wellbanke in Sale, 138. 

Werrall (Worrall), Edward, 134; Thomas, 


Westhoughton, co. Lane., 181. 
West Indies, 77. 
Westminster, 53. 
Westmorland, 81, 149. 
Wetton, Alice, 178; Ann, 177. 
Weymouth, co Dorset, 151. 
Whalley Range, I, 2. 
Wheat Sheaf Inn, 18 n., 26. 
Wheeler, Fanny Whittenbury, 86; Ser- 
jeant, 86. 
Wheelwright, 161*, 169, 177, 181, 182, 

187*, 1 88*, 190, 228. 
Wheyt, white, 114. 
Whickilswhick, 142; see Wickleswick. 
Whipped, 106. 
Whitaker, John, Hist, of Manchester, 5, 

6, 9 n., 22. 

Whitborke, parish of, co. York, 153. 
White, Ann, 171, 181 ; Rev. James, 56; 

Mary, 173; William, 171. 
White Pater Noster, 56. 
Whitehall (in Aston township, and Great 

Budworth Parish), near Pickmere, co. 

Chester, 51, 52. 
Whitehead, Anne, 88 ; Anne Maria, 88 ; 

Elizabeth, 181; Hannah, 233; Isaac, 

General Index. 


217; John, 112, 217; Sarah, 217; 

Thomas, 87, 88, 91, 92, 112; William, 

Whitelegg, Alice, 175; Elizabeth, 174; 

Ellen, 212; George, 174; Isaac, 212; 

Jane, 161; John, 212; Mary, 161, 181; 

Samuel, in, 1 12, (father) 112, (son) 

112; William, 161. 
Whiteley, Hannah, 162; Sarah, 159. 
Whitesmith, 185. 

Whitnall, Ann, 169; Thomas, 169. 
Whitster, = Bleacher, 174, 179, 185. 
Whittle, Catherine, 161; John, 181; Mar- 
garet, 161 ; Martha, 181 ; Mary, 163, 

189; Thomas, 161. 
Whitworth, Catharine, 159; Robert, 159. 

R., Advantages of Inland Naviga- 
tion, 29. 

Whorsley (Worsley), Ellen, 135; Ottiwell, 


Wickleswick (Whickleswick, Wickile- 
wick), 43, 142, 228. 

Hall, 19, 23, 43, 225 n.; .swTrafford 


Moss, 43; see Stretford Moss, Traf- 

ford Moss. 

Wigan, St. George's, 77. 

Wightman, Counsel, 39. 

Wilaveston (Wirral) Hundred, co. Ches- 
ter, 21. 

Wilby, Thomas, 148. 

Wilcock, Elizabeth, 233; Mary, 182; Ro- 
bert, 166; Samuel, 182. 

Wild, 47; wWylde. 

Wilkinson, Hannah, 186 ; Martha, 190; 
Mary, 227. 

William, " Clerk" of Stretford, 47, 48. 

Williams, E. Leader, 24 ; Rev. Robert, 
47, 61, 135, (son) 61, 135; Thomas, 183; 
Thomas Leigh, 112. 

Life of Matthew Henry, 66 n. 

Williamson, Elizabeth, 182; Ellen, 129, 

178 ; Hannah, 175 ; James, 130 ; John, 

129, 130, 183, 212 n.; Joseph, 111,175; 

Margaret, 180 ; Mary, 183 ; Richard, 

1 66. 

Willis, Hist. Mitr. Abb., 49. 
Willows, greaves of, 31. 
Willows wound round piles, 33. 
Will proved at Chester, 225 et seq., 233. 
Wilmslow, co. Chester, 50, 69, 190. 
Wilson, Dr., 5; John, 159; Martha, 159. 
Wimbold's-Trafford, co. Chester, 20 n., 


Wi'n, = willen, will, 83. 
Windermere Parish Church, 75. 

Windows in church described, 87-9. 
Winterbotham (Winterbottom), Hannah, 

I 5S 172; John, 155, 172; Sarah, 182. 
Winwick parish, 94. 
Wirral (Wilaveston) Hundred, co. Chester, 

21, 24. 

Wise Virgins, 88. 

Wisterton parish, co. Chester, 153. 
Withington, co. Lane., i, 63, 129, 170, 

174, 175, 176, 179, 180, 189, 226. 
Withington, John, 190; Sarah, 190. 
Withington clou (clough), 2 n. 
Withyham, Sussex, 149. 
Whittenton-clou (Withington clough), 2 n. 
Woden's Ford, 9 n., 22. 
Wollrich, John, 149. 
Wolsingham, co. Durham, 152. 
Wollwarcke (Wallwork), Robert, 105. 
Wood, Ann, 170; Elizabeth, 189, 233; 

Francis, 63; Hannah, 174; James, ill, 

189 ; Joseph, 180; Mary, 180 ; Robert, 

51, 54, 55 ; Sarah, 175 ; Thomas, 174; 

William, 192. 

Wood, Didsbury Parish Clerk, 33. 
Wood at Old Trafford, 21. 

Road, Whalley Range, i. 

Woodcut of old chapel, 95. 

Woodall (Woodhall), Alice, 185 ; Eliza- 
beth, 190 ; George, 185 ; James, 213 ; 
Jonathan, 190, 213 ; Mary, 1 88, 213 ; 
William, 188. 

Woodhead, co. Chester, 4. 

Wooding the foot, 33. 

Woodward, Sarah, 190. 

Woolcomber, 170, 173. 

Woollen, burial in, 123 ; Act for, 155 ; 
Repeal, 155. 

Woolmer, Rev. Edward, 64, 167. 

Woolworth, John, 149. 

Worcester, 13; Battle of, 65, 139; Bishop 
of, 81. 

Workhouse at Barton, 86. 

Worrall (Werrall), 134; Hannah, 179; 
Margrett, 162. 

Worsley (Whorsley), 135; Ann, 174, 204; 
205 ; Elizabeth, 198, 203 ; Ellen, 135, 
200; James, 147*, 203, 205*, 206, 208, 
230; John, 205, 208; Lieut., 139; Mar- 
garet, 205 ; Martha, 205, 206 ; Mary, 
133; Ottiwell, 133, 134, 135, T 98, 200*, 
201 ; Ralph, 63 ; Robert, 134, 200, 
(elder) 200; Thomas, 105, 118, 200. 

Worsley, co. Lane., 24, 27, 63, 86, 163, 

Canal, 25. 

coal mines, 29. 


General Index. 

Worsop, co. Notts., 151. 

Worthington, Daniel, 161, 213; George, 
160, 179*; Hannah, 168, 179, 222; 
Isaac, 180 ; Isabell, 180 ; James, 214; 
Jane, 214; John, in, 170, 180, 214*; 
John Loyd, 161; Jonathan, 160, 220, 
221, (younger) 161*; Mary, 179, 1 80, 
221; Rebeccah, 222; Richard, 116; 
Samuel, 158, 208, 229; Sarah, 170, 
214, (daughter) 214; Susanna, 160, 
161*, 222; Thomas, 213. 

WratclifTe (Radcliflfe, Ratcliff), Alexan- 
der, 168; Sarah, 168. 

Wreaks, John, 18, 87, 91, 92, 112*. 

Wrench, Elizabeth, 181. 

Wrenshaw (Wrenshall, Renshaw, etc.), 
Ann, 176, 178, 212; Elizabeth, 179, 
182, 183; Ellen, 175, 178, 183, 212; 
Henry, 179; James, 178, 179, 212; Jane, 
173; John, 171, 173, 175; Jonathan, 
175; Lucy, 174; Mary, 171, 175, 179; 
Rebecca, 184; Samuel, 175; Sarah, 175; 
Thomas, 175, 176. 

Wright, Ales, 166, 182; Ann, 184, 187; 
Charles, 188; Clayton, 214; Edward, 
214; Elizabeth, 188; Ellen, 113, 142; 
Hannah, 168; James, 187; John, 18, 
117, 126, 134, 166*, 226; Martha, 207; 
Mary, 214; Samuel, 184; Thomas, no, 
134, 1 68. 

Wrigley, Rev. Miles, 47. 

Wrington, co. Somerset, 78, 79. 

Wroe, Mary, 190; Richard, 190; Rev. 

Dr. Richard, 71, 72, 91. 
Wyat, Mary, 171. 

Wylde, Rev. Richard, 47, 60, 121, 132. 
Wytheham, see Withyham, 149. 
Wythington (Withington) Manor, 2 n. 

\7"ARDING (Yorting), 32. 
J[ Yareham (Yarum), co. York, 152. 

Yates, Alice, 178; Elizabeth, 185; G. C., 
viii ; Peter, 1 88 ; Phebe, 184; Sarah, 
187; Susanna, 188; Thomas, 185. . 

Yattin (Yarding, Yorting), 32. 

Yeatley, Elizabeth, 155. 

Yeoman, 167*, 170*, 171*, 172*, 174*, 
177. 179. l82 > J 84, 1 86, 190, 198, 199*, 
203, 204*, 206, 225*, 226*, 227*, 229 
et seq. 

Yerth, = earth, 32. 

Yewtree, the, 158. 

Ylle, = aisle, 122 n. 

Yoe, to hew, 44 n. 

Yord, = yard, 31*. 

York, Commissioners for the Province of, 55. 

Yorkshire, 149, 150, 152, 153. 

Yort (yord), 33*. 

Yorting explained, 32. 

Yottin', see yarding, yattin, yorting. 

Young, Arthur, Tour Through North of 
England, 14. 

Younge, John, 199. 

Yovrey, Thomas, 148. 


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the volume is a grant of Pilling Hay by Theobald Walter. By the 
courtesy of W. H. Dalton, Esq., of Thurnham Hall (in whose possession 
the Charter now is), Mr. Farrer has been enabled to include a facsimile 
of the Grant as a frontispiece to Vol. II. This charter of Theobald 
Walter is not recorded in the Register of the Abbey. The summaries 

of the contents of the charters which Mr. Farrer continues to give, as 
well as his notes on the names, places, and boundaries, and such as those 
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feels sure that these features of the book will be greatly appreciated 
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