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TLbie IDolume Is 

5s6ue^ to tbe mcmbcvs tor 1907*8, 

being tbe Second tor tbe I9ear. 


I. Abbess Neville's Annals of Five Communities of Eng- 
lish Benedictine Nuns in Flanders, 1598- 1687. Co7t- 
trihuted by the Lady Abbess of St Scholastica' s Abbey t 
Teignmouth. Edited by Dame Mary Jiistina Runisey^ 
O.S,B I 

II. The Will of Christopher Stonehouse of Dunsley, 
Whitby. Circa 1 564-1 631. Contributed by Joseph S. Han- 
som 73 

III. A List of Convicted Recusants in the Reign of King 
Charles II. With Notes of the Lancashire ones by Joseph 
Gillow. The rest edited by Joseph S. Hansom, ... ... 75 

Introdu(5lion ... 


Bedfordshire . . . 





Dorsetshire ... 



Lancashire . . . 


East Riding 
West Riding 

IV. Catholic Registers of Crondon Park, Essex, with 
notes about Hopcar, Lancashire. Contributed by Francis 

A. R. Langton and Joseph S. Hansom. ... ... ... 327 

Introduction by Rev. William H. Cologan ... ... 327 

Crondon Park 330, 344 Hopcar ... ... 340 

V. Catholic Registers of Lulworth Castle, Dorset. 
Contributed by Miss Johanna H. Harting. Historical notes 
by Joseph Gillow ... ... ... ... 364 


••• 75 

London and Middle- 

... 76 


.. 286 

... 78 


.. 288 

... 79 

Devonshire ... 

.. 288 

... 82 


.. 289 

... 85 

Newcastle-on-Tyne . 

.. 297 

... 86 


.. 298 

... 86 


.. 298 

... 87 


.. 302 

... 89 

Hampshire ... 

.. 312 

... 90 


.. 317 


.. 321 

... 256 


• 325 

... 277 

Index. Compiled by Miss Edith Rix 



I. Abbess Neville's Annals. The front binding Frontispiece 
II. Abbess Neville's Annals. The first page 2 

III. Abbess Neville's Annals. The back binding 72 

IV. Convi6led Recusants temp Charles II. Part of the Pre- 
amble ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 75 

V. Convidled Recusants temp Charles II. Page 233A of the 
original copy ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 258 

VI. Crondon Park Registers. Page (27R) of the original ... 344 

VII. Lulworth Castle Registers. Register of the baptism of 
his daughter, by Thomas Weld, Esq., later Cardinal 
Weld 381 

No. I 


By Lady Abbess Anne Neville 

The following Annals are in the handwriting of their authoress the fourth 
Abbess of a community which was founded from that of Ghent about the 
middle of the seventeenth century, and finally settled at Pontoise in 1658. 
This Abbess was Mary Neville, daughter to Henry, Baron Abergavenny, by 
his first wife, the Lady Mary Sackville, whose father was Thomas, Earl ot 
Dorset. Mary Neville was born in 1605; she made her profession as Dame 
Anne in 1634 in the Benedictine Abbey of the Immaculate Conception of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary, at Ghent, which had been founded eleven years pre- 
viously from the first Post-Reformation Monastery at Brussels. 

Dame Anne filled in succession the offices of chief importance in the 
House of her profession, during some thirty years, after which she joined its 
daughter community at Pontoise, of which she was elected Abbess within 
a year, on the death of the third Abbess, having reached the age of 62. She 
governed for 22 years, and died in 1689 at the age of 84. The annals break 
off abruptly at the date of 1687. 

After her death her Religious daughters wrote of her that "her hu- 
" mility, charity and motherly hart, was soe remarkable that it extend'd to 
' * every one in perticular, as if she had had no other or greater business, then 
** to comfort and assist those who address'd themselves to her in theyre neces- 
" sityes, and this even in the midst & height of those many heavy crosses, 
" which god was pleas'd to favour her with, having given her an invinsible 
" Courage & vertue above y** ordinary to suport y'", not only patiently, but 
" with allacritye & cheerfulness. She was endowed with a great & generous 
" spirit, «& all her actions were accompany'dwt^ Justice, worth & affabillity 
' ' w^h gave that Luster to them as became y^ noblenes of her mind and birth ; 
" the love of god incessently inflam'dher hart, w*^ zeale & devotion, & she 
" had soe familiar a conversation and strict union w^^AlltJ god yt what she 
'* spoke in edification to her community she generally drew from y® inter- 
" tainements she had w^^^ him interiourly." These words are sufficient 
introduction to the person of our authoress. 

But the connection between her community and that of St Scholas- 
tica's Abbey, Teignmouth, where the Pontoise Records are now preserved, 
remains to be traced. 

Ten years after the Ghent Abbey sent out the filiation which eventu- 
ally settled at Pontoise, that Mother-house again overflowed, and made a 
second foundation at Dunkerque in 1663, where it flourished with a large 
school for the daughters of English Catholics who could no longer be 
trained in the ancient faith in their own land. 

During the eighteenth century the Pontoise community dwindled in 
numbers, and notwithstanding a school in which were educated many chil- 
dren of the nobility of England, Scotland and Ireland, it sank deeper and 
deeper into poverty, until in 1 786 the Archbishop of Rouen, as their superior, 
decided that a longer struggle was useless, and that the dissolution of the 
monastery was inevitable. 

The Abbess, Anne Clavering, with the larger number of her Religious 
were received into the community at Dunkerque, only to be expelled with 


2 ABBESS Neville's annals op 

them seven years later, in October, 1793, by the French Revolutionists, who 
imprisoned them at Gravelines during- eighteen months, with two com- 
munities of English Poor Clares. In May, 1795, they were released and 
returned to London; they reopened a school at Hammersmith until 1863, 
when again a move was made to Teignmouth, and before long the school 
gave place to the work of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 
The original marginal notes are here inserted in the text. 
1908. M. J. R., Archivist, 

St Scholastica's Abbey, Teignmouth. 

Jesus Maria, Joseph; 
'^ ad maiorem Dei gloria -' 
^ sancti patris Benedicti -' 
adiuva me; 
Anno Domini -' 
The beginning of y^ Congregation of y^ english Benedictin Dames, 
dedicated to our B^ lady's all Glorious Assumption, at Bruselles, and 
since extended, into several other bowses of y^ same Rule & Consti- 
tutions all of y"» dedicated to y^ Honnor of our B'^ lady vnder some 
title or mistery appertayning to y^ Queene of heaven; who hath ever 
shewed her selfe, a loving Mother and favourable protecttrice to them: 

Anno Domini 

To yt lord The persecution beeing y" great against y* Roman 
Thomas Catholicks in england The lady Mary percy Daughter 

^ ^ ' t6 y^ great earle of Northumberland, with many other 

persons of quality, leaving theyr owne country retyred into flaunders 
living ther at Brussells in much retreat and Devotion; they began 
to think of leading a Religious life, and erredling a Monastery, and 
conferring thes theyr good desires, w'^ very R"'^ father Holt of y^ 
society of Jesus, and by his advise, they soone resolved uppon y^ 
great worke; and to undertake S^ Benedi6l his Rule & Holy order; 
w*^'^ of all others, had heertofore, most flourished; in y* now hereti- 
call kingdome. confiding it might happily in future times, be agayn 
a fit reception for y™; 

very R"^ Father holt writt to Rome to y« very R"<^ Father Robert 
persons of y*' same society of Jesus; to procure such permissions 
and Breves from his Holiness, as were thought requisit; in y^ meane 
time father Holt himself procured all other graunts, from y« BisP 
Arch Duch & Dutchess w'^ necessary approbation, for my Lady 
Jean Bartley to come from y^ great monastery of s^ peeters in y^ 
Citty of Reymes in france, with Mother Noelle, and tow or three, 
other french Religious of y^ hows to come to assist and setle y* new 
establishment at Brusselles in Brabant; and all things y*^ concerned 
y%and divers other perticulars aduaunst very prosperously and with 
great approbation and success;'- and father Holt sayd theyr first 
Mass uppon y*^ Assumption of o*" B^ Lady, in y^ great hall desighnd 
to be theyr church in y^ hows, father Holt had taken; 



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Anno Domini 

By pope The 31 of March y^ Breve and order from his Holiness 

clement y8 8^ ^^^^ sigfhnd and sent down from Roome; theyr hows 
of merfts w^h "^^^ bought and payd for out of y« breue y^ order was 
y^ order; on given To give y"^ y*^ monasticall habit under y« Rule of 
condition of S' Benedi(51; & to admit y'" to profession; w*^^ after they 
remayning have made -^ give y™ joy in y^ participation, in all the 
nary*^ ^ ^'^ '" §"''^^^3 -^ privileges -- and indulgences w'^^^ are inioyed, 
by all the moniales ^ of y^ order, always uppon condi- 
tion y* they remayn vnder y^ obediens of y<= ordinary. 

Anno '- 

my Lady on y^ 14 of November my lady Jean Hartley, was blest 

blesf ^e fir^ Abbesse by my lord Arch Bishope of Macklin. and 8 
Abesse at young english lady s offered y"^sel ves to bee her subie6ls ; 

Brussells on y^ 2 1 of November y*^ same month and yeare, beeing 

y^ feast of y^ presentatio of y^ ever Glorious virgin 
Mary; thes 8 ladys, of w*^^ number my lady mary percy was y^ first 
and chiefe; receaude y^ holy habit at y^ hands of my Lord Mathias 
hovius Arch Bishope of Macklin in presence of thyr Highnesses the 
Arch Duke Albertus and his Duchess y^lady Isabella, Clara, Eugenia, 
y^ infanta of spayne; and all y^ cheefe of y^ Towne of Brusselles; ~ 

-^ Anno ^ 

'- 160O'-' 
The 21 of November; my lady Mary percy with y^ other 7 de- 
vout ladyes beeing y* same feast on w*^*^ y« yeare precedent; they 
had receaud y^ holy habitt; of our Glorious father S* Benedict; they 
made theyr sacred vowes and profession in the hands of y^ most 
illustrious Lord Mathias hovius Arch Bishope of Macklin and y« 
lady Jean Barckley Abbess, in presence of y^ affor sayd Alltesses: 
all the princes and magistrates of y^ towne, expressing great joy, 
as beleeuing y^ by y^ monastery of holy virgines, dedicated to All- 
mighty God. they and they Citty shold receaue many blessings; -' 

r^ 1601 '- 
Rev father Holt was sent to Roome; & in his place very R"^ 
Father william Bauldwin of y^ same society, came to Brusselles. a 
person of great vertu and veneration, who had binn prisoner long 
in y^ towre of london, and was ther put to y^ wrack, for not dis- 
covering y^ Confessions, he had heard of some of thos that were 
put to death for y^ gunnpowder treason plott, a reall plot by the 
heriticks agaynst y^ catholicks, to distroy y'", but w^*^ out any 
intended desighn on theyr parts of any treason or want of duty to 
y« King. 

- 1603 - 
under y^ spirituall condu6l of y* holy man, y^ first hows of our Con- 
gregation, advaunced much in vertu, living in great esteeme and 
veneration nor was he les of advauntage to y"^ in order to theyr 
temporalles; -- 



'-' 161O-' 

The lady Abbess and her Comunity desiring some constitutions 
shold be given y"" by my lord Arch Bishope, proper and propor- 
tioned to y^ Rule of S* Benedict, his lordshipe taking into his con- 
By many sideration y^ dispatch of so great a work calling to 
^th^°^^ 1""^ council and advising w*^ may learned persons compild 
Jearnfng and ^^^ Statuts and gave y'" to be observde uppon tryall 
sanaity. for a yeare w^ they did w^^ much zeale and exactness ~ 

^ 1612 '- 

The lady Barckley and her Religious finding y« constitutions to 
theyr satisfaction, as of tru advauntage to perfedlion, and not above 
theyr abillity to comply w^^, requested y^ confirmation of y"™; so his 
lor^P by a perticular powre delegated to him from his Holiness ton- 
firmde the statutes ; -' 

And to render y™ less subjecSl to y® changable accidents under 
severall Bishopes and states : they were agayn confirmde at Roome, 
in y® yeare 1658 -' June y^ 8 '-' by pope -' Alexander ~ y^ ^ VII -' 

The popes Nuntio y* lived divers years at Brussells and dealt 
many cheafe affairs for o"" Religious Dames at Brussells. w" he re- 
turnd for Italy desired to have a coppy of y"" w*^ intention to intro- 
duce y"^ in his jurisdiction wher ther were monasterys of Religious 
women : y* was in y^ yeare 1631 '-' and severall other Bishops y* uppon 
occasion of coming to y* knowledge of y™ by reason of some troubles 
y' were for a time in y^ holy hows, examining, and finding y^ tru 
valu of them took y"^ to reforme some monasterys in theyr owne 
Dyocesses ; 

This following letter was sent to me '- 
/- 1614'- 
from ye Lady This holy hows had both blessings and Crosses w*'^ are 
mT^" R*^ y" often times y^ greatest blessings, as I esteeme y^ was 
y^ befell thos good Religious in theyr very first begin- 
nings, '-' foriny^yeare 1609 -' itpleasedGodtopermit, that averydevout 
good man fell into so great a disgust agaynst y^ monastery, and so 
ill an oppinion agaynst y"™, as he determined some great mischeefe. 
to y^ hows and beeing full of perplexity disturbance, and ill intentions, 
he went to bed : it was in february, and not so hott as to distemper 
his rest, yet he could take non ; but whither sleeping or awake, it is 
uncertayn ; -' it seemde to him our B^ lady, having all y^ Religious of 
y® monastery under her mantle, warnd him with threats to desist 
from his ill intentions, adding y^ her sweete Sonn Jesus & her selfe 
had taken y'' monastery under theyr protedlion, and wold take, as 
to y™ selves w* soe ever, shold be acted to y® preiudice of y^ hows ; 
very R"<^ father Chambers was y" Confessarius to y^ Comunity; a 
most wyse, and worthy learned and sayntly man ; to him y^ mane, 
who was of y' Country came y® next morning to Confession, 
willing him to impart y^ to y^ Religious, only concealing his name; 
y* it might increas theyr devotion to o'" deare Saviour and his B<^ 
mother: y» relation was sent me by my Lady Mary Vavouser w" I 
began our chronicle, and she affirmd she had it from father Cham- 


bers his ovvne mouth and very often from divers of y^ other auntlent 
Religious ; -^ 

God's providence raysed great frends to y^ Comunity 
Lady jj^ theyr bej^iiiinef and as my lady Mary Vavouser 

declars cheefely by y^ mediation and assistance of y* 
fathers of y*= society of Jesus '-' very R"^ father Holt and father Bald- 
wene, procured for y*" by y^ liberallity of some Collonells & soldiers 
partlyenglish'-'y^summeof'-'i20ooflorens;severall Abbots of ourholy 
order gave us some assisting helps and sumes towards our building ; 
By y^ wisdome & industry of father Holt & father Baldwin other 
good summes of mony du to y^ lady Mary percy were recovered in 
england & made good to y® monastery. R"'^ father Baldwin procured 
for us of y^ King of spayne phillip y^ 3^ -^ a pension of 50 '- Crownes 
a month w<^^ y^ hows enioyed -' till y^ yeare 1624 ^ then it was w*^ 

In fine all good success came by y^ fathers of y^ society, for father 
Baldwen and father holt prevayled so with y^ Magistrates as they 
were free from all taxes, as much as the poore Clares, and other 
mendicant orders, and they had also y" granted to y"^ all other privi- 
leges and freedoms granted to any Religious or monastery, w*so- 
ever, -< many frends from England contributed for ornaments for y« 
church and plate for y^ Aulter, good summes ; ^ The lady Jane 
Barkly by monys sent to her; gave a fayre Image in silveer y' cost 

( florins ) the lady mary percy a chalis double guilt ; 
Lady Anne (767 — o florins)a payre of handsome silver candlesticks 

aLovell 512—0. 

Mrs Vaux ^ silver Image of s* Anne -^ 

Lady Digby on of S*^ Scholastica - of o*" holy father s' Benedict ~ 

on of s*^ Maure ; -^ thes images cost 706 

The lady peeters The lady Mary Neville 320. Divers other ladys of 
worster hows and persons of quality sent both mony and gifts. '-' 

'-' For Reliques -' 
Sir William vavousor, of hassellwoode, bestowed a goodly fayre 
Relique of y^ holy Cross . uppon y^ monastery w*^^ was receaude w*^ 
great veneration & solemnity uppon passion Sunday y^ 21 -- of march 
- 1623- 

At y« foote of y^ silver Image of our B^ lady is placed a little glas 
vyolle, of o"" B'^ ladys milke, - ther is also part of her vayle and gar- 
ment; very authentically tru; ~ This monastery hath also severall 
lieads of y^ 11000'- virgins; with a larg Relique of s' vrsula '-' and 
many other great Reliques; 

r^ For spirituall --' 
The Lady The society hath binn y^ cheefe and in y^ first place, 

Vauvosir j^nd ^ father Holt, whom as y" see acted with so much 

success for us in our begining establishment ; -^ very R"<* father 
Robert parsons at Rome, procuring y^ pope his Breve in so favourable 
and paternall terms as nothing could be more obliging; -^ 
Father William Baldwin who from y^ beginning for 12 years 
assisted and instructed y^ Religious of y'^ monastery in all spirituall 

dutyes, laying a most excellent foundation in y^ monastery of all 
solide vertu and perfection according to y^ Rule of o'' holy father s^ 
Benedict ; ~ Wherin most happily concurd R"'^ father Robert Cham- 
bers y" Confessarious of y^ holy hows ; a most grave and prudent 
personn, singularly knowing in church cerimonys and dutyes, a man 
of a gallant presence and generous nature, most devout to our B^ 
father s* Benedict, skilfull in y^ rule and antiquityes of y^ order, w^^ 
he had studdyed for many years, and was to y^ monastery at Brus- 
selles Confessarious, for 20 - years. 

very R'^^ father Charles Manners of y^ holy society of Jesus may 
well be counted a tru frend & Benefactor, who w" ye Bishope 
wold have sold that hows and disperst y*' Comunity to other monas- 
tereys, diverted y*^ blowe, and soe wisely and pyously accorded all 
things both within and w^^out y* monastery as settled much peace 
and satisfactio between y^ Bishope and y^ Comunity, and with the 
Religious amongst y"^selves, to y^ singular comfort and edification 
of all both at home and abroade; --This Comunity hath binn always 
very zealous in the pursuite of vertu and ambitious to pertake of the 
participation of merits, with y^ most eminent monasteryes of our 
holy order, 

first they enioy y^ happines of a spetiall participation 
The lady ^f merits with Mount Cassin, and for Masses and 

vavesir prayrs after theyr death w<=^ very justly they much 

esteeme, and some years since procurde a confirmation of it; -' 
And y^ same advauntage they have allso from montserat, And wold 
gladly procure y^ same benifit and favour from y^ Congregation ot 
S^ Maure; 

Thus you may see in w*^ a flourishing condition y^ holy hows was 
establisht in both for temporall and spirituall blessings; and w" 
it was uppon y^ eve of dissolving by y^ Arch Bishope ; Allmighty 
God mercifully prevented y"^ misfortune, and by y^ favour of our B^ 
Lady will I hope ever protect and assist y'" and rays y"^ frends from 
time to time ; still to support y™ till ether england be converted or 
heaven be ready for y"^; ~ 

A letter 
La — from my lady mary vavouser, from whos peon I had 

Mary vavaser ^jj |-j^gg intelligences concerning Brussells and w* els 

I shall heerafter sett downe; — 
I have endeavoured to amass to gether all y^ memorialls I can 
collect concerning y^our monastery; ~ I have binn about 60 -^ years 
in y^ monastery and have had y^ happines to know all y^ Religious 
profest heere from the beginning, who were all truly vertuous good 
soules but as amongst saynts contradictions will some times ryse; 
so in y^ holy Comunity some diff"erences arysing, ther was some 
opposition made agaynst y^ statutes; but y^ greatest part of y^ comu- 
nity, stoode for y™; and wee y" made our humble recourse to his 
holiness, and y^ sacred Congregation for y^ deffense of or statutes; 
and God be praysed y^ holy See allways protected us, but yet in y"^ 
time wee suff"ered much but God assisted us, and all concluded 
happily; ~ 


Ther is nothings I more desire, y" y^ continuance of a most cor- 
diall correspondence between our tow howses so much as I hope 
devoted to y^ love and practis of our constitutions, and constant 
dependance one y^ dirre6lion and assistance of y^ society of Jesus, 
wher uppon certaynly depends both our temporell and spirituall 
good; '-' I now send y" y^ coppy of the first confirmation of our 
statutes w'^'^ sufficiently proves y^ honnor and obligation we owe 
unto thos sacredd lawse; -- and w^'^ will ever be best observde, under 
y^ guidance and dirre6lion of y^ fathers of y^ society of Jesus; 
experience having taught us w' domage wee sustayned w" deprived 
of y^ benefitt. and y^ happiness we now inioy by our return to that 
aduauntage agayne; -^ soe as I trust in God we shall ever remayn 
constant to both and not admitt of changes, '- 

Mary Vavousore 
Abbesse '- 
I thought it necessary to make known from w* hand I had my 
information to render it y^ more acceptable to thos y' may peruse 
y^ litle abridgment of o*" Congregation, and as certaynly y^ worthy 
Abbess was a person of great vertu and integrity, and knew all 
passages and persons from y^ beginning, her words can not but 
carry full authority w*^ y'" in all respe6ls, and w' I have or shall 
wright of y^ first Monastery of our Congregation I had my intelli- 
gence from y^ worthy lady, and shall accordingly deppend uppon it. 
and esteem it; as I desire and wish others may doe y^ same, 
heere followeth w* R"'^ father Sub pryor* y* writ o^ french chronicle 
sayd about Brussells 

The oppinion The family of Barckley. of w^^ our first Abbesse of 
of Rn^^ta^ Brussells monastery was descended, is as illustrious 

wriSitinyofy'' ^"^ auntient as any of y^ english nation; '-' 
lady in the But for y*^ illustrious birth is not considerable in it 
french chronicle selfe, unless ioynd w^^ vertu y^ is y^ foundation uppon 

w^^ v^e are to establish w^ is prays worthy in y^ first 
Abbesse, rather uppon the excelency of her spirituall part, y" y^ 
Nobleness of her family, '- 

Father This pyous lady leaving y^ Kingdome of england, y" 

Sub pryor flaming w^*^ herisy retyred into France, taking y^ holy 

habit of s"^ Benedi6l. in y^, great monastery of s* peter 
in Rheimes, founded by S^: Bone in y^ 6^^ age of y^ Church, and 
having ended her compleate yeare of Noviship was ther profest; 
living with such prudence, and pyety, as she was judgde capable to 
be y^ first Superiour of a beginning Congregation; and was sent to 
Brusselles, to be ther made Abbesse of that monastery of English 
Benedi6lin Dames, w'^^ was ther to be founded; '-- 

And though wee have no perticuler knoledge of y^ life 
Father ^^ ys worthy Abbesse, yet her having binn chosen by 

pryor y^ Divin providence, to be y*^ first of a Congregation, 

we are therby obliged to conceave a high esteeme of 

^ This Father Sub-Prior was Dom Maurus Estiennot, Sub-Prior of St 
Martin's Abbey, Pontoise, whose MS. Histoire des Dames Angloises Benedic- 
tines is a large folio dedicated to Abbess Anne Neville. 


her person, becaus y^ adorable providence who as much as possible 
brings all things to a unity, gives to y^ heads, ye Institutors of 
orders, and beginners of Congregations, lights and perticuler graces. 
w^h by y™ he also intends shale discend to thos, who shale succeede 
y'", and make profession of y^ same institute. 

This divin goodness replenished our holy father s*^ 
Father Benedi6l, o'" founder and law giver, w^^ y^ spirit of all 

pi*'0'' ye just, in y^ moment in w^^ he chose and desighnd 

him to establish an order in y^ church, in w^^ his children ought to 
flourish in all sanctity and iustice; giving y™ a Rule caled in y*^ 
Councells for its excellency y^ holy Rule, -^ 

The wisdome of AUmighty God observeth y^ same manner in 
order to such as he is pleased to chues for founders of Religious 
orders and Congregations. Soe as we may probably confide y'^ his 
holy providens had espetiall regard to y^ first Superiour of y^ o^ 
Congregation, w'^^ she governed -^ 17 -' years, in y^ spirit of peace 
and charity, no hows beeing esteemde more regular, or exemplar 
in vertu and zeale, '- 

She was summoned by her heavenly spouse to receave as we hope 
a glorious Crowne as y^ reward, of her pyety and good life; 
She was buried in the church of her owne monastery, and hath 
ther engrauen on her Tombe; in Lattin, This following Epitaph; 

-- Heer lyeth -' 
The Lady Jane Barckley Daughter to Jhon Barckley 

Knight Baronett; -' 
She was brought from the Monastery of S' peeter at 
Reimes, to be y^ first Abbesse in y^ Monastery, in y^ 

yeare 1699* 
worthily discharging y^ office for y*^ space of 
17 -' years; and dyed holily y'' 2^ ~ of August, -- 1616 -' 
her age was 61 -^ her profession^ 35 - 

Requiescat in pace; ~ 

My Lady Mary Percy succeeded Abbesse to my Lady Jane 
Barckley. And was elledled by all y^ votes of y^ Comunity uppon 
she was blest Abbess on y^ ^ 14 '- of Novem -- 1616 -- As 
she was a person of honnor by birth, so was she much esteemde for 
her pyety and vertu; '- and as many remarckable things of divers 
kynds hapned in y^ time of her prelature, so I shall briefly touch y® 
most considerable of y"^. but as y^ is no chronicle but a litle abstra6l 
and compendium of the most noted years and accidents I must 
ommit many things w'^^^ may be better elswher enlargd y^ only seruing 
toretayn this out of y^ blank of oblivion; '-many persons of quality, 
and other good abillityes came to setle in y^ monastery of Brussells. 
non surpassing it in reputation both for vertu and all other excel- 
lencyes. proper to a Religious life; This probably drew the thoughts 
ofy^english Missionersy^munks of o'' holy order, to address y'^selves 

* This should be 1599. 


to y^ Comunity, for some Religious to beginn a hows of Moniales 
under y"^; as my lady vavouser gives account. 

The The very R"'^ father Rosendus Barlow, y" president of 

lady vavuser ^e Congregation of y^ english Benedi(5lins, and Supe- 
riour of theyr hows at Doway. came to require y^ Bishops favour 
and approbation with y^ lady Abbesse and Comunityes consent, for 
some of theyr Religious, to begin a hows of english of our holy 
order at Cambray; -^ Having y^ lord Arch Bishope of Macklin his 
approbation;w^^y'^consent of myladyMary percyand her Comunity. 
to treat privatly w'^ each Religious; and sound theyr inclinations 
for such a desighn after -' 4 ~ days comending y^ matter to All- 
mighty God, and treeting with all apart; there was only ~ 3 '^ y*^ 
declard y'^selves ready to undergoe y^ great work, and willing to 
imbrace such hardship as can not be avoyded in thes occasions. 

D. francis Gowen on of y^ first 8 y^ began y'^ monastery 
Lady vavas was y^ most Auntient of thos y^ went to y*^ new begin- 
sur ning. She was y^ first Abbesse at Cambray; as her zeale. 

and good abillityes for y^ quire and application to all 
virtu well deserued; ~ 

Dame pudentianna Deacon and D vivina yaxly went to 
Lady assist in y' establishment; they were eminently regular 

Vavouser persons espetially D yaxly '-' who after some years 

w" o"" english munks had y^ Superintendancy in spiri- 
tual! dirre6lion and were Confessors at Brussels monastery; Dame 
yaxly. beeing y" M*"^ of Novices at Cambray was brought by y^ 
munks back to Brussells monastery, w*^ all her Novices; sister blunt 
stayd and profest in brussels Monastery so did D yaxly remayn and 
never returnd any more; but livde and dyed most Religiously w^^ 
much content, in her owne Mother monastery. 

R"*^ father Barlow during his tow or 3 days stay at 
Lady Brussells perusing and considering our statutes, gave 

vauvsir to o'" constitutions a most high prayse, affirming y^ 

fingar of God. y^ holy Ghost, was in y^ composing y"^ and y' they 
were more conforme to y^ Rule y" theyrs; -' 

Thes good Religious w^^ very R"^ father president tooke leave 
of y^ monastery of Brussells and began their iourny, towards Cam- 
bray y^ 3<i of December '-' 1623 ~ 

This monastery of Cambray is subject to y^ order; but still 
retayns a du afre6lion and refers much to theyr Mother Monastery 
at Brussells: God preserve y^ spirit in all good Religious howses: 
and grant a perfe6l union amongst all Religious orders, and though 
I have many other greater faults to blush for; yet I can afiirme: I 

have all ways made it my endeavoure; both w^^ my 
Anne Nevill owne Comunity and externs. to express my aff"e6lion 
abs. unworthy and du esteeme for all; and though I have not found y^ 

same return from some, yet I shal still continu to 
pursu y^ better pracSlis. as having more of honnor and virtu in it; 
and mor conforme, to a good religious spirit and conciens: This 
hows of Cambray. are very stri6l observers of Silence and retreats 


and are not seen at Grates: they ar worthy good Religious persons, 
and were for 41 years governed by a very peasible holy person y' 
was theyr Abbesse; very R"^ Mother Catherin Gascoygne; who 
ended her life with much repute of san6lity. 

Brussells monastery beeing y^ first of y^ english Nation estab- 
lished since ye fall of Religion; except y' of Lisborn in portugall it 
soone grew numerous with persons of a great reputation and vertu. 
this made some of y^ wysest of theyr friends cast theyr thoughts 
uppon a transplantation, of some of y^ Branches of this flourishing 
Cedare, into another soyle; — 

Thos of Cambray being much comended for theyr zeale in pro- 
pagating God's Honnore and y^ good of Religion, gave incourage- 
ment to others to be willing to undertake y^ like ingagement. if 
God shold call y'" to it. 

very R"^ father Jhon Norton of y^ society of Jesus alias Knatch- 
bull, and brother to D Lucy Knatchbull y" a profest Religious at 
Brussells and afterwards y^ first Abbess at Gant, y^ worthy father 
of y^ society beeing y" a6lually at Brussells and in some perticuler 
manner dirre6lor at y^ monastery; and finding y" some litle difficul- 
tyes begin to appeare and to easy a parting w^^ theyr worthy ghostly 
father M'' Chambers, first by introducing an other and dividing y^ 
Comunity and nextly by intirly dismissing M"" Chambers; 

— R"^ father Norton beeing a wyse man discerning somme less 
deppendance then formerly uppon y^ fathers of y^ society, w*^*^ 
divers of y^ Religious much lamented and spoke freely to him of; 
but observing ther was litle or noe probabillity of redress; but by 
some seperation; recomending y^ great affayre to Allmighty God; 
industryes were used both at home and abroade, to bring y^ good 
desighne, to a happy effedl, as by the helpe of holy providence 
soone came to pass;~ 

R father Norton knowing y' to work contrary to Gods will is 
to row agaynst y^ streame; he and y^ Religious made theyr first 
address to my Lord Arch Bishope of Macklin; ye superiour of Brus- 
sells Monastery his Lorsp much approving y^ desighn gave y"^ his 
blessing and approbation to a6l. fully in it; but w*'^ all the privacy 
y* could be; 

It fell out very happily for y^ advauntage of y^ concern, y' 
R'^'^ father Norton had y^ Spanish toungu and many powrefull frends 
both in spayn and flaunders that were very capable to promote y^ 
affayre and so accordingly it most prosperously, and effedlually suc- 
ceeded; nothing seeming harder in y^ Iron age y" y^ establishing of 
Religious howses, so cold is grown both pyety and charity as scarsly 
all thos allready founded can subsist; and much less probabillity how 
to increas y^ number, and yet w" God desighns. a new establish- 
ment shall take, tis strange to see how all things fals out prosperous, 
and proper for it; and how sweetly Allmighty God disposeth all per- 
sons necessary to y^ aff'ayre, to concur with it; as in a most especiall 
manner he did in y^ of Gaunt; 

Theyr letters and patents from spayne were very ample and 
compleate, with all y^ orders grants and privilidges y* could be given 


in theyr behalfs to y^ Arch Bishope. or Bishopes; princes and Magis- 
trates, to prote6l and assist y'" in y^ great work: and y' w^^ all y^ 
kynd expressions of esteeme and preferrence, y'^ could be wisht or 
desired, and soe seald and sighnde for y"" on y^ 24 day of Septem- 
ber, in y*^ yeare -^ 1623 --' 

Thus all things went prosperously on ; in a silent quyet w^^ out 
noys, whilst in y<^ interim. R"'^ father Norton and others of y^ 
society, writt to frends in england to dispose and prepare y'" for 
such a w^ork. which divers ingagd in, '- 

The consent and approval of my lord Bishope ot Gaunt, y^ 
governor and magistrates, was also procured, a hows taken, and 
prepard in readiness for y'" and all seeming now compleate. my lord 
Arch Bishope of Mackline declaring it his will and pleasure y*^ D Lucy 
KnatchbuU; as Superiourby his Lor^P'^ appoyntment shold goe w^^D 
Eugenia pulton -^ D Magdilin Digby -^ and Dame Mary Roper '-' w^^ 
tow novices. --' S^"^ Elizabeth Bradberry. for y^ Quire ; '- and sister lucy 
Bacon for a Convers Sister; to transplant y™selves to y^ citty of Gant, 
ther to found a new monastery; '-' acquitting y^ sayd appointed 
Superiour D lucy KnatchbuU, and y^ rest, of theyr obedience du to 
us. uppon express condition, by her and y^ other profest Religious 

That they shale carry nothing w^^ y'" w^ soe ever out of y^ sayd 
Cloyster of o*" lady '-' ether in pensions rents ^ or process of pur- 
suance for y'" any other way, y" as y^ Right Honnorable Lady Ab- 
besse, and y^ Comunity will freely give y"^, in witnes wher of. wee 
have sighnd this with our own hand, and causde, our scale to be 
fixed uppon y"^. in y^ town of Brussells. -- on y^ 5^*^ '- of January, and 
in y^ yeare of o"* lord 1624'- 

This is y^ tennor of the cheefe poynts of my lord Arch Bishope 
his grant; and dismission of thes Religious : from under his jurisdictio 
and remayning in the monastery at Brusselles. 

The authority of my lord Bishope, and his comand y*^ no disputes 
or difficultys or any kynd of exceptions shold be obiected, on 
the on side or y^ other; but y* they shold part w^^ all love and kynd- 
ness, to w^^ theyr owne good natures easily disposed y"^, and ther 
was nothing but embracings and tears of sisterly love amongst y'": 
but as theyr time was but short after my lord Arch Bishope had 
declared his orders for theyr remoue, so y^ dispatch of so great an 
affayr requirde theyr whole attendance for preparing for theyr journy 
agaynst y^ appoynted day; 
The lady vavousir — 

-- 1624 ^ 
uppon y^ 16 ~ of January D"* Eugenia pulton then pry ores ~ D"^ 
Magdilin digby — D'" lucy KnatchbuU -- D'" Mary Roper, w^^ S^*" 
Elizabeth Bradbery a Novice for y^ quire, ^ and S''' Lucy Bacon a 
Novice for y^ convers Sisters, departed y^ o'' monastery at Brussells. 
I must not ommit y^ Justice, to give testimony they were all most 
worthy Religious, truly vertuous, endowed by Almighty God with 
great abillityes. Noble by birth and eminent in perfection -- 3 ~ of 
y"^ were y'= first 3 Abbesses at Gant, 

One of my Lady M. vavasirs letters 

*'my lady Lucy Knatchbull who was y^ first Abbess, of thos y^ 
"went to Gant; was esteemde by all for her sanctity, and beloude 
"for y^ sweetnes of her charity, no passion ever appearing in her 
" rather an intire tranquillity, in all probations she was on highly 
" favoured by Almighty God in prayer of an admirable temper and 
" wisdome;-* 

D"^ Eugenia pulton y^ 2*^ Abbess of Gant monastery was 
*' of holy conversation, Motherly and fitt for Government so as we 
" parted with her w^'^ great regret, for y^ great esteeme we had of 
" her prudence and vertu; -' 

" D"i Mary Roper parted young from Brussells, but w^^ good proofs 
"of her great sufficiency and pyety: our Lord Arch Bishope cast 
"his eyes on her as a personn likly to be fitt. for superiority: our 
" Comunity of Brussells lovde her much. D"^ magdilin Digby was 
"truly vertuous, sweete, compassionate and of a Noble generous, 
"charitable nature; and very zealous for Regularity: tis probable 
" her deafenes. might hinder her beeing made Abbess at Gant; 
"After thes Dames ther went from us at Brussells to Gant an 
" auntient Convers Sister.-' Sister Cicily price, of a good family and 
"truly Religious; favoured by Allmighty God, w^^ many spirituall 
" graces, visitations; and some visions of o'' B^ Lady, who called her 
" to y^ monastery of Gant; where she dyed w^^ great oppinion of 
" sanctity; she was very humble and seeking her own contempt, full 
"of charity; I was intimate, with y^ good sister; and do deser- 
" vedly venerate her for a saynt; -' 

" we have had also in this Monastery divers others highly favoured 
"by Allmighty God, with extraordinary graces; — and I lament 
" neclect of recordes 
jg "The good Religious that were dismist from o"" 

"monastery to begin a new foundation at Gant; left 
" Brussells uppon y^ i6^^ of January arriving y^ next day at y* greate 
"citty: were ther happily setled. and we y' remaynd behind, ex- 
" treamly sensible of theyre loss ; -^ heere ends thos letters of my 
"lady vavousor; 

, g _ " Beeing y^ feast of s*^ peetrs chayns at Roome, y^ first 

•'^"" ' " Mas was sayd in theyr chappell. S"" Elizabeth Brad- 

" bery's portion shold have been some 3000 pound; y^ was y^ fond 
" uppon w^h they begun y^ hows but w" it came to be payd fell short 
"y^ on halfe; w'^^ was much to theyr prejudice; and dissatis- 
" faction; -- 

" Ther was also an other Novice for a Conuers sister 

vrv^ser- *'y' ^^^^ ^^^^^ y^ ^^^^ ^° ^^^^ Monastery. Sister 

* "Teresa Matlocke; a most zealous labourious good 

"soule; skilfull in many arts The m""^ of making and teaching y^ 
" silke flowers in both y^ monasterys. and she who first found out 
"y^artof printing leaves; -And though she was much ingaged 
"in ys aff"ayre; yet did she not for y^ neglect thos other humble 
"imployments of her state; as beeing in y'^ kitchen, infirmary stil- 


**hows and other imployments of labour, frequently rysing- at 3 in 
"y« morning, to weede in the garden set on her silks, and w" she 
* ' was cooke her porridge pot and beefe was allways early uppon 
'* y« fire; So y^ on duty did not obstruct y^ other; but beeing both a 
"good cooke; surgeon and Apothicary, all went well one together; 
"nor was she less knowing in phisick, but beeing humble, pyous 
'* and wise; she made more use y" noys of it; and it succeeded better; 

"Thus you may see ther went 3 fro Brussels to Gant first S*"" 

" lucy Bacon w^^^ sister Elizabeth Bradberry. Novice for y^ quire. 
" S'"^ lucy had been her servant in y^ world, a very pyous good soule; 
" and of much service to y"^, in y^ thyr beginning, with y^ other tow 
"before namde; and iustly comended, — Sister ciscely price before 
" mentioned was y^ 3^^: and y^ only coners sister y^ was profest, of 
"thos 3 at BrusK 

"After this foundation was begun from Brussells, both y^ howses 
" continued a Religiouss union and charity for each other; though 
" in Brusselles howse ther began some difficultyes to spreade 
" abroade. as well as to increas at home; but y* not beeing my 
"business nor w* I so clearly understand as y^ I will ingage to 
" declare y"". I shall pass y'" over, and only touch thos perticulers 
" of noate, y^ may concern y^ satisfaction of other howses of y^ 
" Congregation as well as that of Brussells;-' 

- 1636 ~ 

In y* yeare y® lady Mary percy y" Abbesse of Brussels was very 
solicitous to put her selfe and her Religious vnder y^ congregation 
of y^ English Benedictin Munks or some other diff"erent to w* they 
had hitherto made vse of, she and her Religious were very much 
diuided in y^ perticuler. ^ 

My Lord Arch Bishope of Macklin informde of y^ diuision, and 
disputes gaue y"^ to vnderstand y* in y'' aff'ayre, w*^*^ he esteemde of 
so much consequence, they ought to haue recource to y^ holy Apo- 
stolicall Sea and know theyr sentiment; he therefore writt to y^ 
Cardinalls, to w'" his holiness y^ pope, had recomended y^ ordering 
the concerns of y^ Regulars — and his lor^P received this answere; 
To y^ most illustrious, y^ very R"'^ Lord Arch Bishope of Macklin; 

The most eminent fathers to w"* his Holines hath comitted the 
regulating y^ aff"ayres of Regulars, are informed of y^ great payne 
& care, wher with y"^ greatness hath laboured to conserue union 
amongst thos English Benedictin Religious women at Brussells. 
as we haue all ready often by our letters made known, how much we 
were satisfyed and edifyed by y"" lor^P^ conduct and now again by this 
repeate y^ same sentiments, soe as nothing is to be added to y^ pree- 
cedent; but y^ afterhauingseariouslyexaminediif itwoldbeaduaunta- 
gious, to y^ monastery, to submit y"^ to y^ conduct and direction of 
y® English Benedictin Fathers, or some other Congregation of Reli- 
gious;'-' it hath bin concluded, by y® vnanimous suffrages, of all 
uppon w"™ ys union, depends, y* it is no ways proper to be donn, nor 
wold it proue any benefit to thos Religious to haue it soe; 
Y"^ Greatnes therefore must take care, to dissipate this affayre, 
and to do it in such sorte, as y* noe more be spoken of it; — 


And as y" shale iudge most to y= purpose, you shale aduertis 
y^ Abbesse and her ReHgious, y^ they continu, vnder y'^ same conduct, 
w'^^ they haue had from y^ beginning, of theyr beeing founded, and 
y^ they seek not after nouel tyes; or loue changing but y^ they keepe 
y"" selues in a holy peace, and vnion, by w*^^ they will deserue y^ 
prays and approbation of y^ holy sea; producing great fruitt; and 
receaue many Benedidlions, from Allmighty God; y^ giver of all good 
gifts, and so crown y"" labours, by y^ recompence of most happy 

I shale not at all dispute y^ proceeding, or in any was giue 
sentence on y^ on side or the other, beeing not to render an account 
of others proceedings, yet certaynly thos howses y' are begun vnder 
a good condu6l ar happy if they perseuer in it; 

but it seems y^ Lady Abbess w^^ her party, y^ Bishope beeing inclind 
for it, found reasons and means to affe6l y^ change they desired, at 
least to such a proportion as y^ y^ Munks were setled w^^ y'", but 
whether independant of the Bishope or noe I can not tell, nor will 
I any ways mention heere such difficultyes of that holy hows as 
came to bee too much blowne abroade, for certaynly though ther 
were some disunion and disturbances yet y^ world can not deny but 
ther was much pyety, and tru solide vertu euer pra6lised amongst 
y'", and thos troubles, were but as y^ greater tryalls of theyre most 
eminent vertues; sufferings and persecution is y^ tru touch stonn of 
our perfe6lion; as I hope it proued w*^ y'", since all was so happily 
ended & setled according to theyr first beginning: in time of my 
lady Vauousor; 

But we must first discharge all due respedl to my lady mary 
percy, yet much can not be expe6led from my penn; '~ But as w" we 
see, deepe foundations, and great extent of building in y^ out side 
appearing to y^ eye we easily conceaue y^ inward appartements are 
answerable; ^ so y^ Noble lady beeing brought from a depraued 
Nation, and made y^ first stonn in y^ spiritualle building, hath by 
y^ preheminence a veneration du; & w^^ she may iustly challeng 
from all y^ shale succeade her in y^ Congregation; she Gouerned y^ 
monastery 26 years. She was of agraue sober spirit; much addidled 
to prayre and pyety; ~ w" she dyed she was hurried in y^ Church of 
her owne monastery, and had y^ following Epitape uppon her 
Thombe; '^ 

Heere Lyeth y^ most excellent In birth and vertue, '- 
The Lady Mary percy. Daughter to Thomas percy; earle 
of Northumberland; And knight of y^ Garter; who for Con- 
fession of the Catholicke faith suffered long time imprison- 
ment, in England, and afterwards beein refugde in Flaun- 
ders; she caused to be founded in y^ Town of Brussells A 
Monastery; vnder y^ Rule of s^ Benedict; in Honnore of 
y^ Assumption of y^ euer Immaculate, Glorious virgin Mary 
Mother of God; therein to receaue y^ daughters of the 
gentry and Nobillity of England. Inritching it w'^ y^ tempo- 
rail goods w^^ she brought and procured from her frends 


& allyes she therein took y*^ holy habit; and was y^ first y* 
made ther solemnly, y^ vowes of holy Religion 

And was afterwards ~ Ellected Abbesse, by y^ votes of all 
y'' Religious ~ comporting her selfe in y^ charge with much 
modesty, and egallity; both in prosperity and adversity; -- 

And after hauing worthily acquitted her selfe; of y"^ 
imployment; she happily departed y^ life; ~ the 15 of Sep- 
tember; 1 642 -the 74~of her age, and the 26 of her prelature; 

requiescat in pace 
After my lady mary percy her death, my lord Arch Bishope of 
Macklin came to take y^ votes of y^ Religious for y^ Elle(5tion of her 
Successor; and ther was chosen for Abbess; - The lady Agnes 
Lenthalle she was of illustrious birth; and in y^ flourishing years 
of her youth forsaking y^ world entring y^ monastery at Brussels was 
ther at 21 years of age solemnly profest; - and according to y^ extrea- 
ordinary pyety euer remarked in her euer imployed in y^ most con- 
siderable offices -- and after y^ death of my lady mary percy. was 
elledled Abbess '- 

And blest by y^ Arch Bishope of Macklin -- blest on y« 13 of 
Nouember; '- 1642 '-' 

She was of very worthy extradlion, of a most vertuous and 
exemplar life, fauoured by Alpy God, w'^ extreaordinary Graces, 
and spirituall visitations, she was very humble and of an affable 
mild spirit; yet vigourous and full of zeale for the mayntayning 
regular disciplin and y^ obseruance of y^ Rule; she rendred her soule 
to God uppon y^ 30 of January -- 165 1 -^ and tho ther is no other epitaph 
yet made of her, yet y^ impress of her vertues, uppon thos y^ liude w^^ 
her, hath giuen so good a reputation to her, as will Hue to eternity 
Jannu '^ 165 1 -^ 

13 w* follows was taken out of my lady vauosors letters 

D. Alexia Blanchard was of auntient extra6lion for Gentry 
both by father and mother; -- Her father Judg Blancharde was a 
person of eminent wisdome and Justice; and his good Daughter 
inherited his perfe6lions '^ she had her education vnder y^ vertuous 
mother y^ Lady Mary * Neuille; -^ and was especially entrusted by 
her. w" in her long time of sickness, all thos helps y^ lady had for 
her soule, was in so priuate a way brought to her; though in her 
owne father's hows, yet he beeing a protestant and Treasurer, few 
or non was to know it; in w'^'^ seruice D. Blanchard's prudence, was 
very assisting; from y^ lady she went to Brussells; <- she was pro- 
fest at y^ age of 30 ^ i6i2'-'and lined in y^ monastery with that 
temper and equallity as she was truly beloude by all; ~ her life and 
gouernment was most pyous and they lamented y^ shortness of her 
prelature; lasting but on yeare, for she dyed uppon y^-- 28--' of 
August -^ 1652 and her death was much regretted by all; -^ 
requiescat in pace 

3|j Lady Mary Neville was first wife of Henry, seventh Earl Aberg-avenny. 
She was daughter to Lord High Treasurer, Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset, 
in whose house she died. Her daughter Anne was the Abbess who wrote these 

1 6 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

- 1652 - 
y® XI On y*^ ii -' of September following- D Mary Vauosor 

was to y® ioy and singular satisfa6lion of all y* knew 
her elle6led Abbess of Brussells monastery and was blest by y^ Arch 
Bishope of Macklin, she was a person very eminent for vertu and 
prudence; hauing past through all thos troubles and difficultyes, 
w*^'^ though I rather decline y" treate of; yet all y*^ were acquaynted 
w^^ her in thos days, highly comended her prudent condu6l in thos 
troubles and disputes, w'^^ were but too much known abroade; yet 
she very happily came before her death whilst she was Superiour to 
clos y'" all up and setle y^ hows in much peace and vnion; vnder y® 
du obseruaunce of our holy Rule & Constitutions, according to the 
first spirit in w*^^ y^ hows begann; vnder y^ spirituall direction of y^ 
Fathers of y^ Society of Jesus; uppon w™ she much depended; and 
with a most vnanimous approbation brought y® whole Comunity to 
do y® same;-' 

The parants of y^ worthy lady were persons of vertu and 
quality. Her mother was daughter to Sir Thomas manners sonne 
to y^ Earle of Rutland. -' Her father squire Williame vauousor of 
hasselwoode; a family very auntient and of much esteeme in y* 
North, but more illustrious by his pyety. sufferance and glorious 
Confession of the Roman Catholicke faith. -' for w*'^ he suffered 5 
years imprisonment; w*^ loss of a great part of his estate; his howses 
seased and posest by heriticke Lords, all w^^ he ioy fully and patiently 
suffered for y^ loue of christ; Nor was his lady exempt from her share 
in thes sufferings;-' 

The example of y^ parants wrought so much uppon the children, 
as most of y'" tooke to be Religious, and on of y™ a secular priest 
who dyed at antwerp on y^ 6^^ of Aprille, 1660 ~ with great oppinion 
of san6lity. -^ The pyous father many years before his death, 

obligde him selfe to y^ 3'"'^ Order of s* francis wearing publickly y^ 
habit and cord;-- And hauing long laboured in y^ vineyard of o^' 
Lord, was in a good old age, about 7o~ called as we hope to receaue 
y^ reward of his patience & pyous sufferings;-- 
'- requiescat in pace -- 

My lady mary vauouser for seuerall years was a great sufferer 
both by sickness and other great Crosses by w*^^ it seemes AUmighty 
God preparde her; for y^ great worke of setling y^ hows of Brussells 
in its first spirit; and way of condu6l; w^^ she performde w*^ efficacy 
and zeale: but yet w^^ much sweetness and peace 

In y* yeare — 1666 — uppon 5^^ of o6lober, she made her Jubely 
w*^ great solemnity, and satisfaction to all. she had y" gouerned the 
monastery in quallity of Abbess 22*" years and was still vigorous and 
able in all respects ; and all that knoweth her prayeth y^ her life, may 
be long and happy -- 

But as her age was great soe many years could not be ex- 
pected, though she continued vigorous and strong, for on of her 

*The fig^ure 22 is a mistake. She was made Abbess Sep. 11, 1652, therefore 
had been only 14 years in the office. See above. 


years till y® winter before she dyed ; y" she was much exhosted yet 
held out till the 4^*^ of * September; 1676 w" she rendered her pyous 
soule into y*^ hands of her Creator; and was much regretted by all 
her Comunity as well as all others y^ had y^ benefit to be acquaynted 
w^^ her ; -' 

she was buried in y« church of her own monastery from whence 
I have not yet receaude ye epitaph ; but shale leaue place for it; 


my lady Mary Vauousor beeingf deade; the next day beeing y^ 5*^ 
of December'-' 1676 '-' my lady Anne Forster was ellected Abbesse 
Her Benediction day was uppon y^ 6^^ of January 1677--' 

Her time of gouernment was but short; for beeing in hard 
times and y^ reuenew and temporall state low, w^*^ some other litle 
occurring diflfcultyes y* then happened to fall out she beeing of a 
timide sensible nature and apt to malencholly. past her time of 
gouernment w^^ much sufferance to her selfe; but w^^ out trouble to 
her Comunity. by any other way but theyr discernment of her dis- 
satisfaction in her selfe. w*^^ they labored by all the ways imaginable 
to diuert but could not; '- 

I do not wonder at her sence of want of temporalis, for cer- 
taynly it is a weight y* can not but lye heauy uppon the hart of any 
Superior let her courrage be neuer so great ; & withall highly assisted 
by diuin grace, and supernaturall helps from Allmighty God; of w^^ 
I make no question but she had a very assisting share w'^^ inabled 
her at least for 5 yeares with necessary resignation and exterior 
cheerfullness. to bear it out; but y" finding her hart still much opprest, 
w'^ deepe apprehensions by her owne great emportunity. she ob- 
tayned y^ Bishope and Comunitys consent to lay it down resighning 

it up one y^ 13^^ of October in y^ yeare 1682 The Bishope w^'^ 

much expression of respect to her ; ordayned all thos necessary con- 
siderations to be allowed to her w*^^ are usuall in our Congregation 
and practis of Religion appoynting her a chamber w*^ a fire, and a 
Sister to attend her, and y^ all shold shew her y* respect w^^ was proper 
to y* vertu she had exprest in y^ her humility. 

After her deposing she was most free from thos malencholly 
fancyes, and came to be so well as to come constantly to y^ Quire to 
all but matins: and so to y^ Sacraments as y^ rest; w^^ is a great 
comfort to y^ Comunity, 

on y« 17 of October in y® same yeare, 1682 Dame Dorothy 
Blundell was ellected Abbesse. a personn of very eminent vertu. 
a sober stayd discreete lady and one who gave great proofes of 
vertu before her promotion to that dignity, and on y* with sweet- 
nes and charity carryeth on y^ weight of y*^ charge with satisfaction 
to her Comunity and edification to all ; -- 

When our now glorious Kingjamesy®2"'^ wasDuek ofYorkand 
with his now Royall Consort, liude at Brusse in time of theyr exclu- 
sion from England his Maiesty and y® Queene exprest much fauoure 
to y^ our mother monastery and still retayneth y^ same as by seuerall 

* Should be December, SeeEpitaph. 


i8 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

occations they haue made apparant and it is beleeude and ther is 
iust reasons for it, that our Royall Queene will not ommitt to minde 
his Maiesty w" time may be proper, for monasteryes of woemen to 
setle in our Nation, to haue that holy Comunity in du season cald in ; 
w'^^ tho I do not expect to Hue to see yet non more heartily desirs y' 
they may haue all y^ preference of hon"" and esteeme y" I do as bear- 
ing to y^ mother hows of our congregfation. a most sinceare affec- 
tion ; nor do I want it for any of our monasterys thos espetially of 
o"" Combination, w*^^ I account so necessary a spirit for all to haue 
y* are, of a congregation as it can not be mayntaynd or held out long 
without y^ loue and esteeme Brusselles hath certaynly had, as many 
eminent persones in it, as most howses of o"" holy Order, hath pro- 
duced, and this last weeke I had letters from my lady Abbess, very 
sensible of theyr great loss By y^ death of deere D M Bedingfield 
uppon a short sickness of 3 howrs dyed pryoress, and her death much 
lamented and regretted by y^ lad Abbesse, and all the Religious ; she 
was educated at Gant ther entred y^ Nouishipe, and was profest, and 
tho very sickly and for severall yeares not able to goe through w^^ 
y*^dutyes of Religion, w*'^ was y® occation of her remoue From Gaunt 
to change ayre for y^ recovery of her health her worthy father hauing 
maryed a Duch Damoisell liude at Brussells w<=^ caused his daughters 
remoue thither, and for y^ benefit of a good ayre, was first placed 
in a Duch monastery of our Holy Order a litle out y* Towne, but 
wanting Language stayd not long ther; but Conditions were made, 
between her father, and y^ 2 howses of Gant and Brussells, for y® 
resighning theyr interest in her yearly pension to Brussells, w^^ all 
other necessary and requisit agreements and free approue and con- 
sent; for her entring and perseuering in our first monastery at brus- 
sells, where to Gods honore she became soe healthy and strong as 
she went, constantly through w*^ all y^ dutyes of Religion rysing to 
matins at 3 in y^ morning, ringing y^ rysing belle, calling y^ Religious 
keeping Quire w^^ constancy and zeale, she was allways a very spiri- 
tuall person, and more y" a litle fauoured by Allmighty God, by es- 
petiall lights and graces very deppendant uppon holy obbedience 
and superiours by w"^ and by her dirrectors she was allways both 
beloude and esteemde 

I was her Superiour at Gant, in all y^ degrees she passed 
through, in y*^ Conuict,, Nouishipe, and profest Religious; and all- 
ways had, a perticuler frendshipe, and intimacy w^^ her; not only 
to my great satisfaction and edification, but aduauntage in severall 
occasions and as she still continued y' good spirit of loue, and 
j-ence where she owed duty, so Allmighty God still increast her 
stock of vertu by it ; for w" I past by Brussels to come to pon- 
toys; my lady vauouser who was then Abbesse ther; told me, D 
Bedingfield was one if not y^ cheefe comforts, support, and assis- 
tance she had in all occasions and continued soe till y* good lady 
dyed; and then not to fall from y^ good custome she all ways had of 
bearing a high respect to all superiours, she fully as much applyed 
her selfe w^*^ an indefatigable zeale to serue y^ Comunity, and as 
pryoress to assist y^ Lady Abbes y* succeeded D Vauousor w'^^ she 


did w^^ soe much affection and duty, as her death was much re- 
gretted by both y*= Lady Abbesse and comunity. 
requiescat in pace 

r^ W of cheefe remark hath past in y® monastery of Gant; 
since y® first foundation in '- y® yeare ^ 1624 

The monastery of Cambray went out from Brussells to y* new 
beginning- w**^ father Rudesin Barlow y" president of y^ EngHsh 
Benedictine Munks ; -- on y^ 3^ of December '- 1623 '-' 
Septem 24 ^ ^^^ same yeare y^ patents from phillip King of Spayn 
'" were sighnde and sent downe for y^ beginning of Gant 
monastery -' w^ past in y^ dispatch of thos Religious from theyr 
own monastery of Brussells to y^ of Gant, is allready set downe ; 
in w^ belongs to the concerns of Brussels, as you may 
Janu 16 ~ ggg folio ~ 39 -^ to folio -^ 53 ^ where we left y"" in theyr 

^'^ hyrde hows, with litle grates & accomodations as 

proper as y^ place and theyr smale purs could provide y"^; you may 
remember, my Lord Arch Bishope of Mackline gave his permission 
to thes good Religious to go to Gant to establish ther, on condition 
they sholde lay no clayme or right to any thing but w^ y^ Lady Abbess 
& her Community of Brussells shold freely give y'"; and y^ monas- 
tery not beeing y" in a condition the most flowing in temporells, so 
they had only theyr owne litle furnitur for theyr persons and cells, 
w^^ some smale parcell of Church stufFe & howshold stuffe, y^ my 
lady Mary percy and y^ Comunity bestowed uppon y'"; thus w^^out 
on penny in theyr pockets they intirly depending on prouidence; w^** 
my lord Arch Bishope his blessing and y' of theyr Abbess they tooke 
leave of y^ worthy Community not w*^ out many tears beeing shed 
on both sides; 

M'^Colforde an english gentleman y* w'^ his whole family resided 
at Brusells had often made iournys for y"^ to hire theyr hows 
and make it fitt for theyr seruice, but at theyr charge y^ expens w^^ 
many other occurring disbursmints. in procuring y® Bishope and 
magistrates grants, with other'dispatches cost ym -- 1500 -' florence, 
in debt ; before euer they entred y^ town ; w^^out any such secure 
way of repayment; or of theyr subsisting but only by theyr totall 
dependance uppon God's prouidence; 

for though theyr hopes was on sister Bradbery's portion ; -- 3000 
~ pound yet of certaynty theyr could be no assurance, in regard 
both of mortallity . and y^ casuallity of other reasons . y' might be 
incident to work a change in a Nouice ; but they cast y™selues totally 
uppon Allmighty God and his holy prouidence ; were not dismayd 
with any apprehensio or difficulty, but w^^ all cheerfullness setled 
y'^selues in y^ hows taken for y™ ; and were most kyndly welcommed 
by y^ Bishope Magistrates, and all the towne; who y" seemde much 
ioyed at theyr setling ther and hath euer since continued to express 
much respect, and esteeme, for y^ monastery ; — 

M*" Chamberline an english gentleman, and of good family 
beeing retyred into flaunders . with his sisters and other relations 
liude ther w*^ much pyety, and beeing cald to an exclesiasticall state 



by Allmighty God & liuing- with much exemplar vertu was by my 
Lord Antony Tryst . y" Bishope of Gant ; made Deane in y*^ Cathe- 
drall ; and so well demeand himselfe in y^ charge, as in few years 
after he was made Bishope of Ipers; but inioyed it but few years; 

W" our Religious arriued at Gant ; my lord Bishope sent M"" 
Chamberlin to giue y™ his Benediction & welcome, and they ouer- 
ioyed to find so worthy a person of theyr own Nation ther, to w"" 
they could comunicate theyr affairs and confide a good dispatch as 
they always found by him ; 

For y^ Bishope who had a singular kyndness and esteeme for 
M"" Chamberlin, made him visitor and superiour under himselfe of y^ 
new beginning, w'^^ his lor^P cherished with much fauoure and bene- 
volance ; 

My lord Bishope of Gant finding by my Lord Arch Bishope of 
Macklin his dismissin letters y* my lady Lucy Knatchbuli was 
ordered to be Superiouris till an ellection. or other appoyntment 
shold be mad, his lord^P confirmed y^ prerogatiue uppon her, till his 
lor^P could have time to send to make a new ellection and y^ they 
were more in number to do it; 

This litle Collonny went on very prosperously hauing in y^ 
Town a Colledge of English Jesuits that much conduced both to 
their spirituall and temporell benifitt; for thes good fathers dealt 
with seuerall familyes in england to send theyr children and rela- 
tions to y^ new plantatione, so as it began much to flourish w'*^ 
a good reputation both at home and abroad, w'^^ inuited many to 
setle ther 

The first that offered herselfe was M""^ Mary Knatchbuli Niece 
to my lady Lucy ; and of a most exemplar vertu and sweet humor ; 
with her came M''^ Elizabeth wigmore, a person of greate prudence 
and pyety. -' 

worthy M"" Vincent a secular priest brought y'" ouer; a kinsman 
to my Lady Lucy Knatchbuli and partnor in y^ stock of vertu and 
naturall goodness, w^^ w'^^ y^ happy family is endowed-' 
He was y" setled Ghostly Father and continued so aboue 30 years 
with much satisfaction and edification to all ; 

'- 1624 ~ 
march 2i D. Elizabeth Bradbery was profest;-- 

25 ~ soone after y^ same yeare and month ; -^ s^'' Lucy Bacon 

was profest ; --' 

Now diuers came ouer to setle in y^ new plantatione, D Ger- 
trude lawson, and on M^^ mary pease both discreete and vertuous 
persons very proper for y^ new plantation ;-- M'^^ Mary southcott; 
and M""^ Walgrave came both very young but theyr discretion & vertu 
made it out ; to a great supply 

M^s margaret Knatchbuli sister to M''^ Maryy* first entred w'^ 
an other of her Cossen Knatchbulls came about y^ same time ; so as 
ther was now a full Noulshipe ; 

my Lord Bishope finding ye hows increas so fast was now 
fully perswaded y^ all wold aduauns prosperously and that he might 
now setle y™ with an Abbess ; 



March sj! she was elle6led by all y^ votes of her Comunity for 

^^ '~ theyr Lady Abbesse and mother; the day and yeare she 

was blest in her owne church uppon 

In y^ first desig^hn of erre6ling y^ monastery it was determined 

to be dedicated, to y^ Imaculate Conception of y*^ euer Glorious vir- 

g-in mary mother of God; and to be of y^ Benedi61:in order, for y^ y^ 

children of o'' holy father s^ BenedicSl had binn y^ zealous promoters 

of that singular g-race and priuiledge, '~ especially s^ Anselmne, who 

in y^ yeare 1109 ~ first ordaynd y^ seruing of y^ feast; y^ Saynt was 

a glorious ornament of o'' holy order, and of the church of england, 

&gaue us y^ first grownded authority of solemnysing this festiuity: '-' 

My Lady lucy caused y^ picture of the Imaculate Conception 

to be drawne As discribed in the Apoalipx;'- 

A virgin clothed w^^ y^ Sunne crowned with 12 starres, hauing for 
support y^ moone, & her foote crushing y^ head of a serpent; our 
Holy Father s* Benedidl on y^ right hand; 

and s^ Ignatius y^ founder of society whos order hath allways strongly 
diffended y** her priuiledge and title ^ on the left hand '-- supports 
her Throune; 

This afterwards was desighned to be y^ dedication and alter- 
peece of all y^ monasteryes, issuing out of Gaut; at least desird it 
shold be so; — 

This monastery increasing much both in vertu and good sub- 
ie6ls. all went on w^^ much improuement and aduauntage in all 

M^^ Roper s^'^ to D mary Roper y' came from Brussells following her 
sisters good example entred and was profestony^ 14*^ of September 
1628 — An other of my lady Lucy her Neeces sister to D Paula 
Knatchball was profest this year 1628 — on y^ 8^^ of December; -' she 
is now Abbess of y^ monastery of Gant, w^*^ w^^ great wisdome and 
pyety she hath gouerned aboue 30 years; and still Hues in perfe6l 
health, and highly esteemde by all as well for her great parts as 

<- 1629-' 
The last y* my lady Lucy receaude and profest was D mary Triue- 
lian on y*^ 30 -- of January 1630 ~ she was a most eminent person in 
y^ pra6lis of humillity, shrinking at no difficulty, but with much zeale 
and courage passing through all degrees of suffering both in sick- 
ness, and all other try alls and Crosses; 

Out of y^ portions of y^ Dames, w^^ my lady Lucy profest for 
y^ Quire she purchased seuerall howses & gardens, on mont Blandi- 
nus. with in ye Jurisdi6lion of s'^peeters Abbey; with y^ good Appro- 
bation of ye prince; Abbot and City of Gaunt; who all afterwards 
accorded to y^ amortment of y^ saide ground, as amply appeares by 
y^ patents granted for it; 

In ys purchase my lady Lucy Layd out; 135 16 ■- florence ; '- 

5|c Abbess Neville has omitted the name of Dame Lucy Knatchbull as the 
first Abbess, as also the date of her benedi(5lion, which was 21 March 1624. 

and in building a smale residence, chappel and quire for present use; 

I2CXX) ^ florence ; -^ 

if y« health and long life, of y^ worthy lady, had been answerable to 
her zeale and courage; she wold haue left vs admirable proofes of 
her eminent wisdom & san6lity. but God permitted for her greater 
merit y* her life was but short and by continuall sickness much dis- 
inabled to make thos great abillityes she had appeare w^^ soe much 
euidence to y^ world, as otherwyse. they wold haue donn; not with 
standing ther ar still extant in Gaunt monastery — many of herowne 
wrightings discouering y* as her endeauour was only to loue serue 
and pleas Allmighty God; soe his emence goodness imparted many 
graces and fauours to her: very aduauntagious to her selfe and her 
Comunity. ^ 

S^ Toby Mathew in y^ yeare 1652 ^ writ a short compendium 
of y^ ladys life; and dedicated it to her Neece y" Abbesse; y^ Lady 
mary Knatchbull. in y^ booke ther are diuers letters very spirituall, 
and sublime; w'^ many other things of great remark both of my 
Lady lucy and some of y^ other dead Religious of y^ monastery; and 
if God giues me lif by his assistance I purpose to haue it written 
fayre and kept w'^ veneration to they"" vertu and happy memory; -' 

Anne Neuille 
My Lady Lucy Knatchbull was a profest Religious in y^ monas- 
tery of Brusells, on y^ i i - of January 1610 ~ she past ther through 
seueralle offices, w^^ much edification, & esteeme of sanctity; In 
the yeare 1624 -- she with three more profest of that same monas- 
tery by a dismissiue letter from my lord Arch Bishope of Macklin 
were sent to begin a new monastery at Gant; where she with incom- 
parable prudence and vertu gouernd y^ Comunity, and dyeing was 
buried in y^ church of her own monastery hauing y^ inscription 
uppon her tombe 

The venerable Abbesse, '- 
The lady Lucy, in y® world called M"^^ Elizabeth Knatch- 
bull, ~ dyed at Gaunt, ~ 1629 ~ on y^ 5*^^ of August; y^ 45 
yeare of her age, y^: 19^^ of her profession, y^ 6*^ of her 
prelature, and Superiority, in y^ monastery of the I macu- 
late Conception of y® euer Glorious virgin mary Mother of 
God; and of y® holy order s* Benedict; of y® English Nation;~ 

Then followeth 6 ~ verses In latin*; '- -' 

Domina Lucia Knatchbull 

Anagramate; ~ 

which in English are as followeth -' 

The name of Mother clayms tears by right, 

in ys sad and shadowed monument; 

She Lucy was and by her light; 

the world recaude all tru content 

but whilst on earth her rays were cast 

* The latin verses are not given by Abbess Neville. 


The heauens grew enuious of our bliss, 

And drew her to y"'selues in hast; 

we to theyr wills must be submiss, 

Ther lik^ y^ moone in full, she shines in glory 

and will on earth assist and ayd us in o"^ story 

This worthy Abbesse was most sincerly beloude by her Comu- 
nity and highly esteemde and reuerenced by y"^ and by externes. 
for y^ great sanctity of her life; wisdome in management of aflfayres. 
w'^ suauity in gouernment, ioynd with a most admirable humility 
Solicitude, retyrement & prayre; in w^^ Allmighty God did her many 
singular and extraordinary fauours;-' 

her death was much lamented by all especially her Religious 

she profest in her time of prelature in Gaunt as Dames i i '- 

Conuers Sisters: 3 -- 

The grandfather of y^ lady Knatchbull, was in great esteeme 
w^^ Queene mary -^ and her successor allso Queene Elizabeth, beeing 
y" Gouernor of Douer Castle, and wold he haue forfitted his faith 
& gonn to church, shold haue continued y^ charge, and binn soone 
rayde, to many higgher dignityes but he humbly besaught her 
Royal Maiesty to permit him to lay down his imployment & retyr 
into Irlande w'^ his family, and relations; ther to serue God more 
freely, y^ pennall laws, not being yet ther in force; 

This family flourisheth both for ritches and antiquity still in 
Kent, ther cheefe hows bears y^ name of mersam hatch; or y^ hatch 
of mercy, from an auntient custome w*^^ they had in Catholicke 
times, (y^ hows standing betweene Canterbery and Douer) to releeue 
deuout pilgrimes. and poore passengers w^^ beere breade & cheese 
w'^'^ stoode allways ready ther uppon a hatch at y^ low^ere gate, at 
all howrs, both day & night;-- 

This family haue not only binne auntient good Catholicks, but 
many of y"^ also haue binn Religious, to y^ great edification, and 
aduauntage of thos Religious familyes, where they haue binn pro- 
fest; so wee may say of y^, as of y* of saynt Basill;'- a family of 

This worthy Abbesse profest in her time of prelature in Gant; 

Dames for y^ Quire i i '-' 

Conuerse Sisters 3'-' 

-^ 1629'-' 

my lady Eugenia Pulton '- 

2^^ Abbesse at Gant; --' 

After y^ death of my lady Lucy Knatchbull, my lady Eugenia 

Pulton, beeing cannonically elle6led by all y^ votes of y^ Comunity 

on s^ Lawens his day y^ 1 1^*^ of August; -' 

And uppon y^ 17^^ of September y^ same yeare; 1629 '--was blest 
Abbesse, by my lord Antony Tryst, y" Bishope of Gaunt; -' she 
was descended of an auntient Catholick family but most eminently 
Glorious by y^ faithfull practis of her holy Rule; 

she tooke y^ habit of holy Religion in y^ yeare of o'' lord ^ 
1604 - on y^ 12'^ of may. she w^as one of thos 4 y^ came from Brus- 


sells for y^ beginning of y^ monastery of gaunt, she was very much 
esteemde at y^ monastery at Brussells, from whence she was dismist 
to y^ beginning, and was y" actually pryoress, to y^ great satisfa6lion 
of y* Comunity, and regret to part with her; 

she was both eminent in pyety and not less seruisable in Dom- 
estick affayrs. her first care was to emproue the Quire both in 
saying and singing and all other dutyes of prayre and spirituall 
exercyses. and nextly like a good steward and M""^ of y^ Comunity 
she was warry and frugall in all expences. vigilant ouer all y^ occa- 
sions y^ might aduaunce y^ temporallityes, of her young but yet 
unfounded hows; 

many things in her time were agitated of great importance, 
& carryed on prosperously, as farr, as humayn prudence, and indus- 
try could extend, though it pleased God y^ nothing tooke y^ desired 

Her Sacred maiesty Donna maria infanta of spayne, at her 
departure from y"^ Kingdome to y^ Empire, out of her singular affec- 
tion to y^ english Nation, and to R"'^ father Ihon Norton, alias 
Knatchbull, Brother to my lady Lucy -- who was y" resident in spayn 
and procurator for his order at Madride, and had often opportunity 
to wayt uppon y^ lady; at his request both undertooke & obtaynd 
of her father-in law that was y" Emperor; a foundation for y^ Dames 
of Gaunt; of 1 2000 florence a yeare; in y^ lower Austria; ~ The prince 
of Osnaburge was appoynted ouerseere & comissary in y^ affayre, ~ 

Alferius Crips a kinsman to y^ lady Knatchbull a man of great 
experience in affayrs and who had language was sent into germany 
'-i63i-'to take possession and agitate y'= full setlement of y^ 

But y« same year y^ bloody wars broake out in Germany by 
the vyolent inuasion of Gustauus King of Swethland^ who w^^ y^ 
other confederate heritike princes took & possest y'^selves amongst 
other places in germany, w^^thos yt were assighnd for us;-- And at 
y* tryst at munster w" peace was accorded, thos were left in theyr 
hands; so as we can only say, y^ foundation was giuen us but we 
neuer inioyd it; ~ God desighning o'" lot to be that of his saynts, an 
intire dependance on his fatherly prouidence, -' 

This lady pulton w" she first tooke up y^ Gouernment, found 
y^ hows incumburd, w^^ many litle troublesome debts; w^^ she of a 
frend bowrrowed 100 pound to pay of; AUmighty God blessing y*= 
endeauours of y^ wyse lady & y^ zeal of y^ Comunity in concurring 
with her frugallity and parsimony in all things; as far as possible 
theyr health wold permitt, nay even beyond it; for of 3 things they 
vsed to have at dinner; they tooke of y^ last — the offring dish; ~ and 
non but y^ sick had any thing in y^ morning; - & for a yeare nothing 
was eaten by any between meals, but in case of sickness, and on 
tuesday nights for a yeare also; no flesh, or any other thing for thos 
in y= Refectory but bread & butter -' all other things were answer- 
ably stated, aduauncing y^ howre of prayre & prime, at y^ halfe 
howre; and as soon as euere mass & reading was donn, all sitting 
down to work; tow howres of y^ Canonical Office were sayd before 


y= CoiTiunitye masse, and sext and 9^*^ iust before dinner; ~ the 2"^ 
halfe howre of recreation; all setled to worke; and w" it rung- to 9^^ 
howre; silence began and on redd for half and howre; and sayd other 
deuotions alowd y^ last part -^ At tow o'clock it rung as usuall to 
reading at w^^ all mett & disperst imediatly w" it was ended with 
great recollection & silence; 

It not beeing permitted for any to speak to others or devert 
y= time; but w^^ much zeale, to return every on to theyr owne affayres; 
and y^ was y= constant practis at all other times, w" y^ Comunity 
was to meete and disperse after euery duty; 

Thos days y^ were not talking seuerall things were redd of 
history, or according to seasons or times proper: in work times 
espetially in times of Souerayn Silence ther was allways ether 
reading or praying, thos y^ were workers by weeks made but halfe 
an howre of meditation in y^ morning and y" came to work after 
mass till y'^ first peale to dinner; agayn from y^ time of recreation 
beeing halfe ended till y^ first peale to supper; all saying theyr beads 
together as they sat at work. '- So y^ generally thos that were 
zealous persons, and made a scruple of loosing theyr time, sat some 
4 howrs before dinner w^^ y^ interuall of mass only; and after dinner 
with out remouing they sat about 4 howrs also in y^ afternoone; 
w'^^ could not as many feared, but much preiudise theyr health, but it 
was for God. and good of a'jComunity w^"^ stoode y" in neede of theyr 
assistance and seruice; and they very cheerfully embrased y^ oppor- 
tunity; hauing y" by seuerall marchants very good vent for theyr 
silke flowres some times 30 pound at a time; they preferd y^ 
generall good before y'^selues thus by theyr good complyans w^^ y^ 
desighne & endeauours of theyr worthy Abbess, and aduis and 
assistance of y^ fathers of y^ Society & other frends. many persons 
of quallity and fortune came to be Religious in y^ monastery and by 
degrees seuerall portions were put out; and all debts payd; in 
acknowledgment and thanksgiuing to Allmighty God for y^ great 
mercy and bounty from his fatherly prouidence; y^ whole Comunity 
mett in y^ chappell of loretto ther to sing a Te Deum, as well to 
owne, our B^ Ladys most fauourable concurrance to this greate 
worke; as to implore, her assistance for the future; in all y^ might 
concern y^ temporall or spirituall good of y^ Comunity she beeing 
theyr mother and protectris; 

The hows was now full, yet many still desiring to adde to y^ 
number; it was thought fitt y*^^ we shold enlarge and build w^ might 
be proper for a monastery, and we were the rather perswaded to 
y^ by reason, many of our ablest Religious vnexpectedly fell into 
caughes and dyed, wanting ayre & conueniency of loging; 

Seuerall frends were aduisde w'^ all about this matter, and all 
were of oppinion y^ build we must, and y^ sooner we went about it 
the better it wold proue; 

My lady Eugenia perceauing y^ building was to bee sett uppon 
out of hand, cast about to see w^ stock she could make to begin y^ 
work withal; and hauing some 5 or 6 thousand Pound sterli-or 
rather more, out at rent in england, and 1000 in Irland w^^ other 

26 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

mony out in flaunders & 800 pound y" to be receaued now my lady 
reserud out of y^Mast portions payd in 2000''' sterling to begin theyr 

Ther was a Duch marchant on Mr Hobroocke who hauing 
liude some time in england spoke english as well as any stranger 
could doe; he had a great affection for y^ Nation and in perticuler 
for this Comunity; we came to haue a correspondance w*^^ him by 
reaso our monys were remitted out of england by his father; and 
y^ 2000^^ sterling desighned for y^ building was put into his hands 
to bargayn and pay the workmen; other knowing personnes were 
called to aduise w^^ about y^ affayre; 

On M"" Dumass a graue and well experienced personn: of w'" 
we had bought that hows and grounds w^*^ standing uppon y* rise 
of a great hill, was very hard to build uppon; y^ gentleman, entring 
vv^h ^r Hobrook and y^ workmen to suruay y^ ground and measur 
it after he had scene y^ platforme, & considered y^ situation of the 
place, offered to exchaung and let vs haue an other hows in w^*^ he 
liue; iust opposit to y^ on y^ other side y^ streete; on y^ tope of the 
hill with gardens and grounds very proper for building; declaring 
y' according to y^ experience he had in building y^ uppon y^ hill if 
carryed on by y^ platforme, wold before it was ended cost at least 
7000 pounds at w^^ y^ workmen & M"^ Hobrooke smild and offered 
to make out y^ whole desighn for 2500 pound: 

The first stonn of y^ building was layd in y^ yeare 1639 -^ and 
all w" it had layn to setle y* was necessary beeing dispatcht aduaunst 
very prosperously but as y*^ heigh of y^ building was to be very high, 
and y^ foundatio uppon y^ side of a hill they were accordingly to 
desend in laying a deepe foundation vnder ground, so y^ before; y* 
wals were a yard high aboue ground, y^ whole 2500^^ was despatcht; 
and ther was nothing left to conclude all with; but new supplyes 
were to be found out; to goe one w^^ y^ building, we had y" or a 
litle after seuerall in y^ Noviship. whos portions were very probable 
to discharg y« work so as ther was litle apprehension of any diffi- 
culty in taking upe monys. w^^ M"^ Hobrooke shewd him selfe very 
willing to lend; at 6 and a quarter; y^ was a high rate, and lay heauy 
uppon y' hows a long time; but thos persons and portions they had 
y" in y^ hows and others in prospecSl abroade; made them sighne to 
y^ conditions, M"" Hobrooke promissing to pay y^ workmen as he 
did euery weeke, y^ work went on a mayne; 

times were in a very promising prosperity w" we began o*" 
building but in 40 -' and 41 --the troubles weer grawn high, and as 
our frends and relations were both Catholicks and of y^ Royall party, 
so o"" interest in y"^ and the monys wee had in theyr hands, soe fell 
to y® ground as y^ from y^ yeare 1642 ~ we neuer receaud any penny 
of rent for w* we had in england; and but litle of the principall many 
years after; and thos y^ were both in y*^ conui6l * & Nouiship were 
forst away, by want of abillity in theyr frends to pay ether theyr 

3|c Convi(5l was the name given to the school. 


pensions or portions: so y" may conceaue to w^ a condition y^ poore 
Community was reduced unto -' and w^ a chang y^ made in all things; 
and how heauy it lay uppon y^ thoughts & harte of my Lady Eugenia 
Pulton who had a vast building in hand; a great Comunity to mayn- 
tayne, and all temporall probabillitys in soe low an ebbe as ther was 
litle grownd for any promising hopes to build uppon and it could 
not but shake a great hart; yet y^ worthy Abbesse; held fast uppon 
that neuer fayling Anchore, of God his holy will and prouidence into 
y= deph of whos Secrets we must not search into; 

if y" cast y"" eyes uppon the good success y^ temporall affayrs 
had in y^ beginning of y^ Superiours time; you will see, no humayn 
prudence or forcast was wanting parcimony & oeconimy in hows- 
hold affayrs was very well adiusted, promissing hopes and expe6la- 
tions ready at hand; w" at an instant all fayles even necessary 
subsistance; for uppon such a cessation of rents and all other 
monyes. and y^ weight of y^ building uppon y'", difficultyes and 
debts, could not but ensue; to a great proportion, to make God's 
mercy & holy prouidence, y^ more apparantly propitious to y"^ holy 
hows after wards; yet not by y* first ouerture of his fauour w*^^ was 
y" very promising; --my Lord Marquiss of Worster; had still my 
lady Ann his youngest daughter to dispose of: my lady Elizabeth y^ 
older was maryit; to my lord viscount montigue; -my lady Anne 
hauing some thoughts of Religion w*=^ declaring to my lord her 
father; he encouraged her much in y'"; and Gaunt monastery beeing 
y^ hows pitcht uppon for her retreate; all things were accordingly 
proposed and prepared ; for her iourny. 

we had a litle garden hows w*^^ was some times out of y*= 
enclosurr, as o'' extern frends might have occasion for it: This was 
taken by my lord of worster his order — and 12 young youths of y^ 
welch nation w^^ a good graue priest; and a rent payd us for it; and 
the hows furnisht w'^ proper mouables for theyr use; and wee were 
to dress theyr meate: and prouid y"^ with all things necessary for 
20 pound a year for y^ present but if my lady Ann shold perseuer to 
be profest w'^ us. y" wee were to haue for portion w^^ y^ lady ioooo 
pound in mony. besids Jewells and many other aduauntages ~ w^^ 
5000 pound land a yeare of inheritance; uppon w'^^ we were to be 
obliged to mayntayn y' welc colledge in y^ same way it was begun, 
but without any pensions; w"^^ were to be inuolud in y^ 5000 pound 
land a yeare; 

~ 1641 ^ 

Thus crosses and comforts go hand in hand: but alass this was 
no lasting satisfadlion for though my lord of worster setled all w^^ 
as much security and kyndness for us as was in his powre; yet his 
daughter coming but not perseuering with vs all y^ fortun and great 
hopes soone vanisht; & y*^ lady went w'^ 3 y* came with her to y« 
Carmelets at anwerp; where in a sharpe fitt of sickness soone after 
she dyed; but was profest more y" a yeare; with 5000 pound portion 
taking in seueral upon it. ~This really was a blowe y^ fell heauy uppon 
y^ whole Comunity, but was certaynly most felt by my Deere lady 
Eugenia; for though she bore it out w^^ a Religious courage and 

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cheerfullness, yet soone after we beg-an to find a great change in her; 
by a decay of memory w*^^ deturned her to a state of iiiocency, for 
euen y" she was capable of y^ praclis of pyety, so far as frequently 
to receaue the holy Sacrament of y^ Aultar. w'^ sighnes of tru deuo- 
tion, but wholly insufficient in all things of gouernment; and 
domesticall aff"ayres; all tryalls and remidyes by phisick for some 
monthes were applyed but no alteration appearing probable y^ 
phisitians declaring ther was no hopes of her recouery the Comunity 
made theyr addresse to y^ Bishope for theyr elledling an other 

At first his lor^P seemde vnwilling for any change; and 2"'^'y he 
wisht vs only to take a Coadiutrise but y^ Comunity persisting in y^ 
positiue demaund of an other Superiour his lor^P sent y^ cheefe pas- 
tor of y^ Cathedrall to come and examine y^ affayre, both by speak- 
ing w^^ y^ Abbess and others, as he did: and it is Strang w^^ w^ a 
ReHgious temper my lady Eugenia comported her selfe; declaring 
how vnworthy she was to gouerne such a Comunity of saynts, and 
how much she desired to be deposed; and render it to a better hand; 
8i y^ so rationally as y® good priest began to thinke it was rather our 
inclination, y" any iust caus for it on her side, but by degrees finding 
a sufficient caus to prosecut y^ matter he began to tell vs y* y^ Bishope 
wold be w^^ vs y^ next morning and y' he had appoynted him his 
interpretor, speaking some litle english 

This very much surprizd vs beein a short warning and a positiue 
appoyntment of an interpretor w^^ was rather to be at y^ Comunityes 
choyce; y" by any other way of ordering. 

The Religious ciuilly obiecting his not hauing sufficient know- 
ledg of y^ language for that aff"ayre he returned to my lord Bishope, 
to giue account how all had past, and our refusing him ; uppon y^ 
my lord Bishope sent M*^ Hobrooke to be interpretor but his beeing 
no priest or Religious man soone cut of y*^ pretence ; y" his lordshipe 
sent an Irish priest M"" Dalton, the pastor of the great hospitall, a 
freind to y^ Comunity and a man without exception for abillily; yet 
y^ Comunity remaind constant to y^ refusall ; alleaging that they 
wold not quitt theyr priuiledg of making theyr owne choyce, for no 
person lining. M"" Daldton returning to y^ Bishope he sent y^ deane 
and 4 more of y^ chapter to examin o^ Rules and constitutions to see 
uppon what title we made so strong a plea for our selus, to refuse; 
w*" his lor^^P namde, 

wee imediatly gaue y'" y^ latin statutes to peruse, and poynted 
out y*^ place where it giues y^ Comunity y^ choyce of tow Religious 
men to be present with y^ Bishope, and assist in theyr behalfe in 
thes concerns; they also showde y^ Deane y^ y^ Statutes were con- 
firmde by y^ popes authority, and so were not lyable to those frequent 
changes, as other Constitutions are y'^ are made by y^ single authority 
of y^ Bishops only approbation, they tooke y^ statutes w^^ them and 
went to y^ Bishope; where ther was assembled; all y^ greatest Diuins 
to consult this affayre; in y^ meane time our Comunity meeting in 
chapter concluded to wright a petition to y^ Bishope to request y^ in 
granting y^ theyr priuiledge to chues y^ assistants y' were to attend 


his lordshipe in y'' affayre, he wold also approue y^ choice they made 
of tow of y^ Society '- very R"^ father Jhon faulkner, ~ & fathere 
Georg^e Duckett, both y" resident at Gaunt, and father faulkner y^ 
only man that beeing" a Jesuit y^ Bishope admitted to visit; and 
discource w'^ him; for though in former times his lor^P had binn very 
obliging to y*^ fathers of y^ Society, yet of late that was grown cold, 
and rather a distance on my Lords side w^^ some conceaued mig-ht 
haue proceeded from some perticuler accidentall occasion y^ had 
raysde some difficultyes on all sides, and it is probable enough, 
and to y^ may be added y* Jansenius, y"^ was promoted from bee- 
ing Deane of y^ Cathedrall at Gaunt, to be Bishope of Ipers. was 
entirly mayntaynd he and his Doctrin ; by my Lord Bishope of Gant, 
and his Clergy, as also by my lord Archbishope of Macklin, who 
ioyntly w^^ y^ Bishope of Gant, writt to Rome or in some perticuler 
manner soe declarde for Jansenius and his wrightings. as they were 
both excomunicated, and exempted, at least in a perticuler manner, 
from all publick appearance, and acting, whilst theyr caus was in 
tryall at Rome in w^^ interuall, of things beeing decided : our affayr 
fell out to be acted, w^*^ made y^ Bishope as wee conceaud willing to 
declin the hauing y^ Jesuits to attend uppon him ; 

The petition beeingwritten & sighnd by eueryperticuler person, 
of y^ Dames; itw^as sent away to y^ Bishope, and his lor^P was much 
satisfyed with it ; and y^ assembly of diuins and priests all concluded 
y^ we had iust reason to mayntayn our rigbt, and so y^ Deane com- 
ming back brought y^ Statutes to us much comending y^ zeale and 
vnion of y^ Comunity, and assuring vs y' my lord Bishope was much 
better satisfyed w'^ our refusall y" had wee binn less zealous of our 
obligation ; and y^ wee might take y^ tow fathers wee had namde to 
his lor^P in our petition, w'^^ he very willingly granted; 

This poynt of chusing thos that are to attend and assist the 
Bishope at visits and ellection of y^ Abbesse . is of so great impor- 
tance to be mayntayned in vigor . as shold it ons come to be at y^ 
Bishops appoyntment ; you wold hardly find it restord agayn to its 
former latitude : and though at visits it may seeme rather a restraynt 
y" aduauntage, yet certaynly it is very emporting; and considering 
the freedome all may haue of wrighting theyr mind to y^ Bishope 
w" they please ; they were better in priuate cases y^ they wold not 
haue known to come from y"^, raher to make vse of theyr penn, y" 
exclude y^ benefit from y^ generall of hauing tow present, w*=^ can 
not but ballance all sides w^^ much equity and prudence, as experiens 
will best make appeare in this occurrances ; 

The day and hovvre beeing come y^was desighned for y^ great 
action ; y^ Comunity hauing made 3 days retyrment, to prepare, for 
a new ellection ; -' 

All being assembled in chapter; my lady Eugenia very humbly 
presented herselfe before my lord Bishope uppon her knees, and ther 
made her resignation, deliuering up her pastorall stafe; and w*^ 
much cheerfuUness and respect; receaud my lord Bishope's blessing; 
his lor^P much comending her vertu in y^ great act and giuing her 
thanks for y^ well gouerning her charg w^*^ a comand y^ she shold 


be attended and treated w^'^ all respect as y^ statuts appoynts she 
went forth of y* chapter to her chamber, as not beeing" iudgfed 
capable to giue her voyce for her successor; her surrender caused 
tears in many eyes, but y^ edification her religious comportment 
gaue to all was of much comfort and satisfaction; hauing- thus 
sweetly layd down y^ stonn of Gouernmen, she now seemed to be 
retyred into y® Hand of peace, inioying y^ pleasing calme of a disin- 
gaged life, free from all cares, but how to dispose her soule ; for y« 
sweet embraces of her heauenly spows, when he shold pleas to call 
her from a temporall to an eternall life; ~ she still retayned her 
owne loging chamber w^^ y^ same Sister to attend her ; and on of 
thos Dames y* formerly had belonged to her seruice ; to be still with 
her to serue and assist her; y^ Community continuing y^ same duty 
and respect as to theyr mother . visiting of her . and demaunding 
her blessing euery on striuing who shold express most duty and 
affection to her ; watching w^^ her tow and tow a night . for aboue 
a yeare together: -^ w" my lady Mary Roper was blest, y^ whole 
time of y^ cerimony my lady Eugenia remaynd uppon her knees 
before y^ Quire grate ; with such a modest humble sweet comport- 
ment; as Collonell Gage, and some other english of quality then in 
y^ church, who had binn well acquaynted with her . in time of her 
beeing Superiour . w^^ w"^ she had dealt many affayrs of consequence 
w^^ much conduct and discretion, could scars forbear tears ; to see 
her so inconcernd in w* so nearly related to her; 

And she was y^ first y* decended to y^ quire dore ther to meete 
my lady Mary Roper, and offer her obedience to her, w*^^ she did 
uppon her knees w'^ so much cheerfulnes and humillity, as made all 
ther admire her vertu & from y' howre she rendred all imaginable 
testimonys, of loue and duty to her; as beholding God in her, for 
whos loue she took delight to become again a subiect, and Hue and 
dye vnder obedience; and pay respect to a Superiour; <-* 

^ 1642 -^ y^ 1 1^^ of Decem 
'- The Mass of y^ Holy Ghost according to custome hauing binn 
sung, and all things in y^ vsuall forme ; dispatcht, ^ they came to 
the giuing theyr votes for y^ nu ellected Abbesse, and at y^ first 
scrutiny y^ lady mary Roper; was chosen, mother and Abbess to y^ 
Comunity. ~ My lord Bishope gaue her his blessing and seemde 
much satisfyed with all y* past in y^ great action ; incouraging y^ lady 
ellect and promising his fatherli assistans & prote(5ling fauour on 
all occations 

'~Ther was nothing wanting to haue compleated o'' happines in 
y^ lady, had Religion only depended uppon naturall abillityes, or 
interiour graces for in thes she was incomparable ; but alas ther must 
be a sufficient fund to subsist by or all y^ rest will come short of w' 
we most desire ; for perfe6lion it selfe is preiudist where necessarys 
are wanting; and though we vow pouerty yet Religion it selfe can 
not subsist w^^ out such a proportion of temporalis, as may mayn- 
tayn a Community, out of such distresses as must both distra6l, 
and destroy y'" if not releaud in time; y^ worthy Abbesse was of a 
most Noble and generous spirit ; she had a large hart and propens 


desirs to doe great things for y^ Glory of God and good of y® 
Comunity and y^ more intensly she suffered, y<= more streight y® 
prison of impossibillity seemed to her; to accomplish euen w' was 
decently necessary for y^ seruice of God and Religion,*'-' 
she was a person most accomplisht, in all thos gracefull quallitys, 
w'^^ could possibly giue luster to her Noble birth or Abatiall 
title; w'^^ gaue her a great reputation in y^ world abroade, and 
much esteeme at home but she had y^ misfortune, to begin her 
gouernment, uppon infinitt disaduauntages ; '~ for besides thos re- 
sulting difficultys from so great debts, and great number of Religious, 
w*^ litle or noe reuenews to mayntayn y'" ; '- 

Rebellion in england with ciuill ware with y* horrible sacrilegious 
murther of y^ King himselfe had so disordered y^ poore Nation and 
inuolude all our frends and relations, in such a sea of suffering, 
both theyr persons and estates; as wee became vidlimes in y^ same 
sacrifice, for they became uncapable, to pay ether rent or principall. 
so y' for about 7 years and some few months, w'^^ was y^ full time 
of her gouernment; she had nothing but y^ portions of thos she profest 
to subsist by ; '- Her owne hart was not less sensible of y^ 

Cross, though she carryed it with much cheerfullness and allacrity. 
so as some conceaud she did not feele it to y* degree as but too late 
we found she did ; for she wold often say her harte was girded round 
with Iron; and nothing could giue her ease; yet still she bore it out 
w'^ courrage and conformity to Gods best will. 

The disturbance of thos times, drew many of quality out of 
england, both Catholicks and Heretickes, and as they came often to 
y^ grate ; so answerable to theyr concerns my lady had often occation 
to treate w^^ y™ now amongst other gifts y^ God had bestowed 
uppon her y^ of conuinsing & conuerting hereticks. was remarkable 
in her ; to y^ aduauntage, y^ modesty and grauity of her Religious 
behauiour and thos conuincing reasons, w^^ with such an humble 
maiesty she would dileuer; wrought more effe6lually uppon theyr 
minds y" her elloquence; yet she was not wanting in y' art but 
was as well verst in all poynts of conuersation as any one wold be 

My lady Duchess of-- Buckhinghame; was forced by y^ trouble 
to fly both from Irland and england re tyring into o"" monastery 
for 15 monthes. lining with much pyety in a solitary life, taking soe 
much content in y^ monastery, y^ had not y^ necessity of her maryed 
condition forst her away she wold ther haue ended her dayes ; -^ and 
y^ lady layd y" y® dissighne of beginning a hows in Irland imparting 
thes thoughts to R"'^ father Duckett who I suppose gaue her per- 
mission to aske 3 or 4 w^hither or no if God shold enable her to 
establish a monastery they wold be contented, y' she shold demaunde 
y*" of the Superiours. they wold submit, to w'^^ they consented 


King Charles y^ 2"^^ in his iourny to Scotland y^ 2^'^ yeare of 
his Raygne. sent word he wold visit her la^^P and her Comunity '^ as 
he did uppon y^ 18 -- of March 1650 and his maiesty was pleased to 
express so much veneration for her vertu, and esteeme of her pru- 
dence; as to comunicate w^^ her some affayrs of importance; and 


recomend him selfe and theyr success, most earnestly to hers and 
y« Comunityes prayres; 

his maiesty was pleased to express him selfe much satisfyed 
^yth ye comportment of y^ Comunity, inlarging him selfe much in 
theyr comendation to my lord Bishope of Gaunt, y" in y^ monastery 
to attend uppon his maiesty: assuring- y^ Bishope and others of y^ 
Spanish y" ther w^^ his maiesty y* if euer God restorde him to his 
kingdome y^ Comunity shold euer find y^ eflfedls of his fauour; '- 

'^ wee must now diuert a litle from goingf on w^^ my lady mary 
Ropers time of prelature and returne to lay my lady Eugenia in her 
Tombe; --I haue already told you how weak y^ good lady was 
growne so as to be watcht by tow a night; yet she continued like 
an innocent lambe only capable of y^ Sacraments and spirituall 
things but as she grew more languishing-, so she seeming les sen- 
sible she coiiiunicated seldome; yet w" y*^ day and howre of her death 
aproched she, seemde rousde up to receaue with much pyety her 
holy viaticum, all beeing- assembled and assisting- her y" w^^ theyr 
prayres, and performing all other dutyes to her with g-reat respe6l 
and aflfe6lion; after she had binn annealled she peasibly and happily 
rendred her pyous soule into the hands of her Creator; on y^ 9^^ of 
Nouember -^ 1645 '" 

All thos dutyes belonging to her death and buriall; w^^ w* so 
euer other obligations du to an Abbess, were exa6lly dischargde 
for her; 

Thus hauing gouerned 13 -'years & and some 3 months ~ laying 
y" downe her Crozier and surrendring it in Chapter she liude some 
3 years more in a more priuat way till she was sumoned to y« way 
of Eternity; 

she profest Dames 31 — 

Conuers Sisters 1 1 — 

she was buried in her own Church with y^ Epitaph uppon her 

Requiescat in pace: 
heere lyeth buried, the most R"'^ Dame y^ lady Eugenia 
Pulton ~ 2"^ Abbesse of y'' monastery who happily dyed in 
our lord 1644 y^ 9^"^ o f Nouember y^ 65 yeare of her age, y^ 
41 -- of her profession, & 16 of her prelature; 
Heauen gaue her as a starr to preside, and illustrate; in y^ 
conduct of others -' 

A Virgin noble by her birth; but more noble by her vertu - 
A saint by her Religion, and pyety, venerable by her 
dignity; - 

Amiable for her Candor, and sincerity of hart; ~ 
Admirable for her zeale in obseruing y^ Rule, & customes of 

By thes she triumpht ouer death, and by her vertu gaynd 

Her chaest pure soule, leauing to vs, y^ spoyles of her 
inocent dust, inchaced in y^ Tombe; 


She gouerned 13 years — 3 '-months 

she profest Dames for y^ Quire — 31 — convers sisters — 11 '^ 

The memory of my lady Eugenia's vertues did not dy with 
her; nor y^ affection of y^ Comunity w^'^ they still retayn to y* mater- 
nall care and kyndness they euer found from her; -' 

my Lady Mary Roper finding dayly y^ weight of many occur- 
ring difficultis by want of supplyes of monys from england. y^Bishope 
very seuerly opposing, as he had reason y^ professing any with out 
theyr portion; 4 nouices went out all to gether and diuers others 
stayd some 3 — years, some seauen beforthey were or could be profest; 
y^ gaue much affliction to my ladys sensible and generous nature, 
but she supported all with much sweetnes and patience but yet 
grew dayly much indisposed in her health. 

The Duchess of Lorrayn then resident at Gaunt, whilst her 
procee was handled at Roome and she by y^ popes order confinde 
to remayn in so many leagues, distant from y^ Duke.procurde leaue 
of his holiness for 12 times a yeare to enter with 3 or 4 to attend 
her into our inclosure; and she fayld not to makevseof y^priuiledge. 
and as no person was better verst: both in y^ ciuill and Religious 
way of entertayning persons of y* quallity. y" my lady mary Roper, 
so no person could better discharg y"^ selues of such a cerimony y" 
her la^P could do and y* to so great a degree of satisfa6lion to y® 
Duchess as she declarde her selfe incomparably pleased with my 
ladys way of treating of her; and as highly edifyed with the Comu- 
nity, and theyr Religious comportment ;-- 

Dame Christine forster Daughter to S'' Richard forster was 
y" a young Religious and spoke french excellently well; and was my 
ladys interpret, w^^ she dischargd soe well and soe much to the 
Duchesses content; as proued of aduauntage afterwards, w" my 
lady Christina was sent to bullogne; '- 

my lady was allways very zealous of all y® dutyes y* belonged 
to y® Diuine seruice and though her health was but weake; hauing 
binn ill all winter; yet now in holy week uppon palme Sunday coming 
to Euensong she sung w^^ much alacrity y^ magnificate antiphon -' 
The words of it were I will strike y^ pastor and dispers y^ sheepe; 

The next day she was taken w^^ a shaking agu. w^^ soone 
tooke her out of y^ life; and y^ yeare following y^ Comunity was 
diuided ~ & some of y* Religious sent to Bullogne;'-' 

All sorts of endeauours were applyed to preuent death, and 
restore y^ worthy lady to her health; but w*^ out affe6l; for each 
moment y^ approches of death seemde to be so neere at hand; 
This holy weeke was y^ last of a preparation for y^ Jubily, w^^ fell 
very aduauntagious for my ladys satisfa6lion; she made a generall 
confession and most pyously disposd her selfe to gayn y* great par- 
don; on Easter eue she comunicated at 12 --at night, not beeing 
able \o fast till morning to gayn y^ Jubily. next day, she lay very 
quyet till y^ consult of physitians came to giue theyr orders to her 
they & y^ Comunity were much amazed to find so great a chang to 
y^ wors, so y^ now all hopes of recouery was layd aside, and theyr 

34 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

endeauours applyed to haue her take y^ last Sacraments, as she did 
imediately with much deuotion;'- 

The court of england was iust remoude into holland to attend 
his Maiesty for his Coronation in Scotland; some of y^ Nobillity y* 
pastbyGant; and rid post gaue y^ King notice of my ladys desperat 
condition, his Maiesty imediatly sent away Do6lor frazer, w^^ a com- 
mand to employ all his skill to saue y^ life of so wise & worthy a 
lady; and y"^ he shold take no recompence for it; but from his owne 
Royall hand, assuring him a larg reward, if he shold bring him y® 
good newes of y^ ladys recouery; Do6lor frazer came uppon thurs- 
day in Easter weeke but my lady dyed y^ night before his arriuall; 
and was layd out in y^ Quire; he lookt seriously uppon her, and 
sayd ther appeard so much wisdom and maiesty. uppon her dead 
brow, as sufficiently witnest w* great treasurs lay hid w^^ in w" she 
was aliue;-' 

This lady was allways extreamly apprehensiue of death; and 
w" she first fell ill. we were in much payn how to diuert all things 
from her sight or hearing y* might make her refle6l of beeing daun- 
gerously sick or dying, but Allmighty God. so disposd, as y^ after 
y^ first day. she seemd vnconcernd for all things, but God: and how 
to loue & pleas him; y® transports she had were only in restles 
sleeps; and some expressions not corresponding to y^ sence; but 
nether any thing appeard in her y*^ was extrauagant or vyolent 

'- As my lady her selfe and her whol family had euer showde a 
great respe6l and dependance, on y^ R"'^ fathers of y^ Society, soe 
now at her last howre she exprest a great desire to be assisted by 
y'" and y^ fathers fayld not to comply w*^ y^ her inclination so far as 
y' day and night tow of y"^ were by turns watching and praying by 
her; from y^ time she tooke y^ Sacrament to y^ moment of her death; 
w'^^ was from Sunday till Wensday; in all w'^^ time y^ Comunity was 
not less watchful and attendant uppon her by day and by night 
extreamly sensible to loose so good a mother and gallant Superiour; 
but w' God hath determined can not be preuented, so w" her howre 
was come she most '^ peasibly and w^^ all the euidences of a happy 
death tooke leaue of y^ fading world surrounded by all her children 
who in sighes and tears payd theyr last dutys to her; and fayld not 
with theyr pyous prayres in y* last moment to serue her; 
she profest for ye Quire Dames 13 - Conuers Sisters | 4 

she dyed on y^ 21 of Aprill '-- 1650 -^ 
And was buried in y^ Church of her own monastery 
my lord Christopher Roper her Nephew beeing y" at Gaunt caused 
a black marble stone to be prouided to lay uppon her graue. and y^ 
following Epitaph; to be ingrauen uppon it in lattin; -^ 
requiescat in pace <^ 

The Lady Mary Roper 

S'"^ Abbesse of Gaunt Monastery 

- The ornament and delight of y^ Noble Englis virgins 

of y^ Religious Conuent; '- 

She was Daughter Sister and Aunt to 3 Noble 


Barrones of Tenham -- peeres of England 

Her youth birth beauty naturall goodness & 

sweetness of conuersation 

made many Lords & persons of quallity ambitious 

To match with her 

But she dispysing all y^ world Holds Glorious --' 

Wold loue nothing but Jesus Xpt 

And to Him she consecrated Her selfe in a Religious Cloyster 

liuing in y^ holy profession -' 31 ~ years 

Obeying w'^ Humillity and comanding with modesty 

Heauen and y^ Cloyster grew emulous to haue her <-' 

I salute y" o most holy and Noble ~ virginall Dust; ~ 

Be you in eternall peace; 

This is y^ desire of him who hath learnt by y"* example 

The way of peace and saluation 

Christopher Roper & Barron of Tenham, Peere of England 

And Nephew to y^ worthy Abbess 

dedicates y^ to her Memory 

requiescat in pace, 


After y*^ funerall was past and all dutyes to y* dead dischargd; 
and y^ my Lord Bishop could tend to take y^ votes; y^ 3 recollection 
dayes ordayned by y^ Constitutions, y^ Mass of y^ Holy Ghost beeing 
dispatcht and all hauing comunicated, expecting y^ sumon to y« 
ellection; his lor^P coming into y^ Church; & tow fathers of y^ Society 
chosen by y« Religious to assist my lord ther ready to attend him. 
w^^ his lor^'P^ chaplin secretary and on or tow of y® cheefe clergy, 
w^^ our ghostly father and on or tow english; w*^^ was winkt at in 
y* circumstans 

The votes were giuen & my lady Mary KnatchbuU by all y® 
voyces but 4 w^^ was giuen to my lady Catherin Wigmore; my lady 
KnatchbuU was ellected Abbesse; to y^ great ioy and satisfaction 
of all; her la^P very humbly desired not to be burthened with such a 
weight; but my lord BisP incouraging her gaue her his blessing and 
took leaue; -- The lady Elle6l and her Comunity retiring to y^ chapter 
hows ther performing all ordayned by y^ statutes, 
1650 and y" went to sing y^ Te Deum in y^ Quire; on y^ 

15 -of May she was blest Abbes in her owne Church 
with much solemnity and ioy to all y* had y^ honnor to know her 
worth and merits; and as y^ fame of her vertu and wisdom as well 
as y^ excellency and elloquence of her penn w*^^ she had employed 
as y* chaplin to y^ tow preceeding Ladys in seruing y^ Community 
had rendred her famous and known in all parts of Europe so did 
ther many congratulations come to glue her ioy. from all places; 
W^^ she receaued w^^ her accustomed humillity «' 

This wyse lady soone found out y* y* most pressing afFayr of 
her Comunity was theyr temporall distresses: therefore next to y« 
seruice of God . and aduauncing his honnore by y^ du obseruance of 


36 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

Religion . she was perswaded y* if she beg-an w*^ y'^ discharg of her 
duty to God & Religion . he wold not fayle to assist her in w' must 
cost her soe much care; so y^ in y^ first place she establisht y^ keeping 
of all Rules most exactly . thos of y^ Quire and other spirituall exer- 
cyses, had y^ precedence, y" finding y^ many sickly & weak persons, 
could not pass without some consideration she at least endeauoured 
to bring it into as stri6l a compass as could stand w^^ charity and 
theyr necessity, to w'^^ end a stritSl law was made that for on whole 
yeare leaue shold not be granted to any. to eate, any thing betweene 
meals, but for theyr health, and euen this was tyed to certayn places, 
as y® refe6lory y^ Infirmary . and y* Lady Abbess her 
Anne Chamber; <- I was then thow vn worthy pryoress and 

Neuille \ can affirm it was soe inuyolably obserud . as I can say 

w^^ truoth . there was not an aple or a nut eaten out 
of order but was acknowleged w^^ as much humillity and sincerity. 
as if it had binn some great fault; and y^ years exa6lnes and good 
pradlis of regularity & mortification setled so good a custom in y® 
Comunity as gaue great edification to all and tru aduaunsment in 
vertu ; taking of y^ least liberty in y* kind; thus from time to time ; 
and euery yeare w" she and y^ Comunity took y^ spirituall exercys. 
she layd hold of some one espetiall Rule to take to hart; to improue 
y® Comunitys vertu by; 

The King of england often entred y^ monastery and exprest 
much esteeme and respe6l to y^ worthy lady conferring w^^ her and 
intrusting her; w*^ many affayrs of great concern & consequence in 
y® transport of his letters . and y^ dispatch of much business y* most 
imported his maiesty . and y^ y" afflicted Nation in w'^^ it pleased 
God to bless her with such good success as neuer any of thos afFayres 
she had y^ condu6l of in sending letters or y^ lik, euer came to 

This was y^ time in w"^^ y^ worthy lady exprest how great a 
concern she had for his maiesty, who y" wanting mony & supplyes 
in y^ kynd. she w^^ y^ consent of her Comunity, ingaged her monas- 
tery to thos persones y^ uppon y^ condition promised to lend y^ King 
mony. my lord Chancelor Hyd giuing caution to saue her and her 
Religious harmless: if it sholde pleas God to preserue his maiesty. 
& restore him to his owne. but for y^ present many rather blamed 
her loyall generosity, y" comended it. but she went on in her owne 
accustomed sweetness with out disputing theyr disapprobation or 
iustifying her own a6lion, leaning all to God. 

When y« prince had nothing in his power but honnors to be- 
stow; and express kyndness and fauor to thos y^ serue and expres 
loue & duty to him; thos y^ are not y" contented w^^ w* is in y^ princes 
powre; deserus not to tast his bounty w" his abillity, may be more 
compleate. but y^ generous minded lady was so farr, from expe6ling 
any other recompence, y" the Kings acceptance of w* seruis she could 
do his maiesty or any of his Royall party, as she still added, her 
owne dayly endeauours to serue him and his, and employed all y* 
frends she could make, to assist him; 

Tis tru, y5 did not encreas her reuenew or giue her any pre- 


sent ease, or assistance to support y^ debt contracSled by y'^ building 
or help her to mayntayn a numerous family; so as she began to cast 
about w' releefe could be had from any other way; -- as wee owde M'" 
Hobrooke more y" 6000 --' pounds; and payde him 200 pounds a yeare 
interest; and as y' year came aboue, & we faylde y^ payment y® in- 
terest was ioyned to the principals -^ y^ security he had y^ was y^ 
hows it selfe with all y^ ground goods and mouables. and w' soe 
euer y^ Comunity shold be worth till y*^ debt was fully discharged. 

This lay heauy uppon y^ hows besids other debts for hows 
hold expences. and litle or nothing receaued from england soe as 
all y^ world declared we shold be ruind w'^ out releefe unless, ther 
was a stope put to y^ entrest; ^ uppon y^ her La^P made her address 
to y^ Bishope and y= Cathederall chapter; to treat with m'^ Hobrock 
and bring him to some more easy conditions, after many meetings 
and proposalls. y^ last agreement was y*^ from y^ time y^ yearly rent 
of interest shold cease and noe payment of it expe6led, till y^ monas- 
tery was out of debt; all entirly built and had a good foundation and 
revenue so as y^ w'^^ out preiudice they could pay y^ arrears of y® 
interest mony; -^ nextly y^ every on y"^ was for y^ future profest a 
Dame of y^ Q^^^^j ^^ Hobrock shold haue 200 pound of theyr por- 
tion, and y* w^ soe ever summe they receavde less or more: uppon 
thes conditions wrightlngs were drawne sighnd and seald on all 
sides, and invyolably observd. by y^ Religious and theyr worthy 
Ab^ though it was many years after before y^ whole debt was payde, 
not w'^ standing y^ gave y'" a capacity to compass it in time, as 
through Godes assistance they did but y*^ arrears of the interest mony 
is not yet payd w^^ gives y"^ prejudice sometimes for m"^ Hobrooke 
his heyres do much pursu y^ hows for it; and w" they can heare or 
know of any monys belonging to y^ monastery if they can come at, 
they presently seize uppon it, and take all y^ advauntages they can 
agaynst y^ monastery but all y^ consciens could exa6l was dischargde. 


Though y^ put a stopt to y^ great increasing weighty debt yet 
It gave no despatch of payment or bringing any monys into purs, 
for w*^'^ this discreet Lady tryed all y^ ways in y^ world ; and at last 
by y^ help of frends, my lord of Bristow in perticuler, who had y" a 
great powre in france, and was Highly in favoure w^^ Queen Regent, 
and had procured of her a grant for an establishment for some of o"" 
Religious at Bullogne. This history is so excellently pend and set 
down by my lady mary KnatchbuU as I shall mension no perticulers 
of it heere; ye personnes y' went first for y^ great work was -' 
D Catherin wigmore pryoress-'D paula KnatchbuU, Celleriere. & 
D Margaret Markhame Guardrobe D Eugenia Thorold Thoughrier; 
S'^' Agnes pickering Convers. 

D Christina forster was not accounted as of y® Number though 
she was sent to assist y"^ as interpretor for a time ; 
uppon theSthof January in a most bitter cold season y® river all frozen, 
and they in a pleasur boate, exposde to wind and weather, began 
theyr iourney. loging y^ night at y^ english monastery at Bruges; and 
y" at Nieport and Gravelin passing by many sad incounters. by 

38 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

y* way ; at Calls they lay In a french hows, and y= next day arriving 
at Bullon at y' towne gate they met a comand from my lord Bishop 
that they shold not enter y* towne ; under excomunication. y^ so much 
frighted y"^ as they knew not w*^ to do . but y' good priest y^ came 
-yyth ym going to y'^ Bishope and assuring his lorsp that w' had binn 
omitted in order to his lor^P^ having not been made fully acquaynted 
^fl/th ye affayre nor sufficient mayntenance for y"^ made out to his 
lor^P, shold be amply supplyed or els they shold return again and not 
remayn a burthen uppon y^ town ; uppon this condition they were 
permitted to enter, but were to lye private ; and go early to Mas 
in y^ morning, as they did y^ next day; beeing y^ 18 — of January 
theyr arrival y<= night before on y^ 17 y^ feast of great s^ Antony; 
was iust y^ same w^^ y^ first beginners of Gaunt hows w'^^ was a 
great incouragement to y"^ to hope y*^ theyr success wold prove as 
happy ; many rubs and difficultyes dayly occurring held y'" more y" 
a litle time unsetled ; at last S*" Richard Forster sent y"^ 2000 pistols 
to begin theyr foundation, uppon w^^ my lord Bishope of Bullogne 
permitted y'" to proceede to ellect an Abbess . his lordsp demaunded 
tow more to make theyr number more compleate and then D lucy 
perkins -' and D francisca Carrington '^ was sent to y'" w" they were 
all met together and had made theyr 3 days of retreate to prepare 
y'^selves, R"^ father Jhon Clerk of y^ society of Jesus beeing chosen 
by y™ w^^ another assistant, y^ Bishope w*^ his secretary etc having 
sayd Mass of y^ holy Ghost and y^ veni Creator breefly exhorted y™ 
to a du discharge of theyr duty in y^ great action. The votes were 
given and by all y® voyces but her owne D Catherin wigmor was 
ellected Abbesse; August 18'- 1653 '- 

The Bishope with all the assembly gaue theyre applaus to y^ action 
and giving y'" his blessing took leave returning to his pallas and 
they to theyr chapter hows to perform y^ usuall cerimonyes '-' 
By the last tow Dames y'^ came from Gaunt ; my lady sent all things 
necessary in y^ compleatest manner for the installment of theyr new 
Abbesse ---The Duches of lorrayn sent y^ Crozier and tow Rings, my 
lady Knatchbull supplying y® rest ; 

The Benediction of y^ Abbesse was uppon y^ 18 of Octo in 
the Bishops pallass w^^ all du devotion and solemnity: his lord- 
ship continuing his paternall kyndnes for y'" all went on very pros- 
perously ; and y^ tow D Ropers w^^ severall others came to y^ Con- 
vict and noviship ; my lady Abbesse whos vertu was compleate, 
made it still more and more to appeare y^ higher she was raysd, y= 
lower she cast her selfe at y^ Feete of all, imploying her self in y^ 
humblest actions, and attending with infinit zeale to ground y^hows 
in y« tru practise of all regularity, both for Quire and disciplin in all 
places and times ; in w'=^ she her selfe held allways y^ first rank. This 
hows of Bullogne beeing sent out by my lady Mary Knatchbull 
fromGant; and till y^ ellection and Benediction of my lady wigmore, 
deppending entirly uppon her and y* Comunity. I have not in y^ first 
setlement made any division betweene y^ tow howses. but for y*' 
future ; as buUogn came to be independent on Gant hows, so we 
will divide the concernes of both places ; and first go on w^^ Gant. 


Y" great work and new establishment being so happily setled my 
lady Knatchbull y" made y^ Ellection of Officers w'^*^ with y« BisP* 
leave was transferd till buUogn hows was out of danger to return ; 
tis strange w'^ w' fervour y^ Comunity began anew uppon y*^ 
renown of some y^ were gonn to grow emulaus to imitate theyr 
vertu and supply theyr places . not only personally but even 
spiritually to, soe y^ it was '- ecce novo facio omnia . -' . all concurring 
in a most espetiall maner to advaunce perfection in y*" selves and y*^ 
Comunity ; -' The Duke of York and Gloster w''^ all y'^ other Nobillity. 
before they left Flaunders came by degrees as y^ King himselfe had 
to take leave of my lady Knatchbull and give to her and hers severall 
testimonyes of theyr esteeme and good wishes, hartily desiring 
prayres: w^'^ was indeede o"" dayly task to pray for y'". His Maiesty 
beeing now uppon y^ eve as it were of y'^ happy day assighnd for his 
return to England, sent away m"^ william Roper of Tenham with 
500 gold pistols in a purs, with a letter in his owne hand to my lady 
and her Comunity. The letter was ; -' 

My Lady Abbess I have receaved y""^ of y= 25 '- and I do assure 
y"; that as I have ever since my beeing in thes parts, receaved many 
evidences, of y"" good affetStion, to me, so 1 shall never forget it but 
shall all wais have a perticuler kyndness for y" and care of y"^ 
Comunity as y" shall find by my taking all occastions to oblige you. 
^ for ye present, I have ordered y^ chancelour, to send y" 400 -^ eng- 
lish pecies in gold; for y^ supply of y^ present distresses and y" shale 
find y^ hearafter I will do all I can, to make y"* condition more easy; 
and to approve my selfe; 

Y"" affectionet frend 

C Rex. 

This gave much satisfaction to all persons, and great reliefe to the 
hows, You may imagin noe joy was wanting or care to provide to 
solemize, his birthday and Coronation, first w*^^^ donations for w^^ y^ 
Bishope sung a high mass y^ Trumpets playing y^ bottom of y^ 
Church before he began; and agayn after Mass, before and after 
y^ Te Deum. At night great Bonfires y' in y^ street consisting of as 
many Tubs set on a high piramid w^^ y^ coaches could pass through: 
y^ number of the tubs were y^ years of his age: The Trumpets and 
weights as well as y^ vyolins playing in y^ streets at severall win- 
dows by turns, bonfiring and drinking y^ kings health by frequent 
companyes of y^ Nobillity and gentry, y'^ came and sent presents, y'* 
lasted but on night, but y^ bonfirs w'^in wer not kindled till y^ other 
was extinct; where my lady and the Religious sung catches and 
spent some howrs ther; and 3 days of feasting w*^^ something 
extraordinary, and y^ whole week recreation 

Jn y^ yeare 
- 1661 - 
His maiesty beeing now. peasibly setled in his kingdome and Throne, 
my lady finding noe evidence of y^ Kings bounty yet appeare and 
theyr debts and wants crying aloude, taking councell of y« wisest 
and best ot her frends she desighned to surprize y^ King not by 


letters but a personall visit; -^ w^^ not w*^ standing she carryed the 
affayre w*^ much secrecy: -' ther was at y* time a whisper in y^ hows 
and in reallity. a proposition from some to make a new beginning 
hows, some sayd at s*^ Omers; where y^ Abbot of S' Bertin's wold 
give y'" a hows, and contribute other provisions of woode corn 
butter; and y*^ like, and though y^ society at least ye cheefe of y'" 
were much agaynst it, yet y^ rumour was not quasht; but another 
added to it about Dunkirk: w^^ was the subie6l uppon w^^ my lady 
proposed her iourny, and having the Bishops leave, and y'^ Comu- 
nityes <-' The Conmunityes consent in y^ latter end of October her 
la^P with m"" Gerrard; <-' D mary Carrille '- and sister Elizabeth Tovey 
began theyr iourny for s' Omers; and so by Callisforengland, from 
s' omers she writt y^ comunity word of her further iourny for eng- 
land. and hopes of som considerable bounty from y^ King requesting 
theyre prayers for good sucess, '^ she found a most kynd reception 
from his maiesty with all favour possible, my lord chancellor hyd 
was y" high in favoure much for her advauntage for, his maiesty 
assighning her 3000 pound sterling my lord chancellor hastning 
the dispatch of at least 1000 w'^'^ was a great favour-- y^ Duchess 
of York presented her with a payre of fayre guilded silver candle- 
sticks, divers others gave her very noble presents, ~ m"" Carrille 
of harting, D Mary Carrille her father, both entertaynd and mayn- 
taynd her and her company during theyr stay ther, -' 

'- 1662 '-' 
About y* latter end of March my lady came back by Dunkirk wher 
she found y^ gouernor and all y^ comanders ciuill and obliging to 
her: y^ made her soe deale with frends in England to procure leaue 
ofhisM'^'y for our setling ther; w*^'^ he made no difficulty to grant 
uppon condition y*^ y^ poore clares wold let us have theyr hows and 
setle in some other p'mes, w^^ they were y" labouring to do at 
Gant: and ther wanted nothing but y^ sighning of y^ patents by y^ 
King & councell, all y^ rest from y^ Bishope and Magistrates beeing 
by my ladys mediation dispatcht: and y^ also from y^ King in a 
fayr way for it. so as my lady doubted not of y® Nuns consent; but 
they refusde it; 

howeuer my lady hauing y^ Bishop of Gant his leaue and y^ of my 
lord of Ipers under w"^ Dunkirk is: a secret permission from 
England and y^ incourragement of her best frends ther. On y^ 6^^ of 
May last with M"" Gerard o^ Confessor; ~ D"^ Ignatia fortescu ~ D 
Ursula Butler; D Mary Carrill and myselfe y^ most unworthy, with 
a man and mayde servant; went in a private coach; to Dunkirk 
where we arrived uppon y^ S''^ of May before dinner My lady send- 
ing for some of the officers, to informe y^ Gouernor, his lor^P came 
w^h divers other Collonells and taking us out of y^ boate carryed us 
to dine at y^ Gouernors hows, his lord^P appoynting y^ private 
magistrate to lodge and entertayn us till things shold be other- 
ways disposd: but after 2 or 3 days my lady remoude to an other 
magistrates hows larg & comod for us, heere we drest our owne 
dyet, y^ Gouernor lending us excellent new bedding out of y^ magazin. 
his lor^P also made a bargayn w^^ on of y^ King of Spayns officers 


y^ had a new build hows iust out of y^ gates n*" y= town, walled 
round about, he obligde him to let my lady have y® hows addicuit for 
12000 florence; paying down Y" 500 florence and y^ other 500 at 
Christmas, y^ was a most excellent Bargayn and all beeing com- 
pleated, uppon the first of July wee took possession and loged ther; 
thus beginning y^ foundation: ~ he y^ was y" bishop of Ipers was 
not yet admitted by his clergy so as w^'^out theyr permission we 
could not have Mass in or litle chappell but sending M'' Gerard to 
y« Vicariat. and had y" all necessary grants from y"^ for Mass and 
all things proper to o'" dependans on y"^ >^ y^ same day my lady 
Knatchbull setled us in y^ new hows she returned by boate to Gant, 
ther to profess D Midlemore and dispatch away y^ rest of y^ com- 
pany for Dunkirk; w'" she sent with S^"" Hellen to be w^'^ us by y^ 
12^^ of August y^ we might alltogether have o"^ first Mass and 
devoutly celebrate y^ feast of or B^^ ladys assumption as we en- 
deauoured to do on y^ 15^^'^ 

D Ursula Butler was y" to return w^'^ Sister Hellen to Gaunt, she 
had binn a very powerfuU instrument to engage y*= Irish regiment 
to show us much kyndness as really and eff'ecStually they did. --from 
y^ time we kept quire and all other observances with exactnes; as 
soon as things could be accomodated we chose a pryoress for y"^ 
hows hauing yet no foundacion was still dependant on my lady 
Knatchbull who payd y"^ 100 pound a quarter to mayntayn y'". M'' 
peeter Carrill had all ways a great kyndness for y^ Sister and now 
exprest it as much by letters as was possible; ~ Dunkirk beeing 
sold by the King of england, to y^ King of france y^ establishment 
of o'' Monastery was very honorably inuold in y^ conditions of y"^ 
surrender, w^'^ all y^ priuileges of a Royall Monastery & y^ consent 
sighnde & seald by all y^ Magistrates and religious howses i" towne; 
— my lady of Gant fay Id not to be with us at All S'-'^ w^^ was y^ time 
desighned for y^ King of france his coming to take posession as he did 
and behaudhimselfe very braulyand obligingly to all, my lady Knatch- 
bull returned not to Gaunt till y^ beginning of Lent: '~ At Easter M*" 
peeter Carrill came to stay a while w^*^ his sister. Finding noe setle- 
ment of temporalis he went to aduise w^^ my lady of Gant and 
they concluded y* my lady Carrill y" pryoress shold w^^^ on more of 
her How^s goe for England and act ther for y"^selves: I though least 
fit for such a mission was nominated by my lady Knatchbull and 
M"" Carrill & so uppon y^ 11 -^ of June my lady Carrill my selfe and 
a schollar with M"" Gerard took our iourny coming to london fryday 
before whitsuntide My lady Carrils parants were not so well satis- 
fyed w^*^ casting y^ weighty charg on theyr daughter she seeming 
sickly, and without all supplyes of mony but from y"^; but beeing 
pyous & worthy persons came very obligingly off w'^ y^ affayre for 
Gods honor and their daughters content . the succeeding November 
she was ellected Abbesse: and y^ hows owet^ much to her la^P and 
her relations for y*^ assistance & aduauncement they have had 
from y'-^; 



My lady Knatchbull came soone after my lady Carrill and my 
beeing in England, to us. and acting for y* 2000 pounds formerly 
promised her. found monys hard to be had in such a bulk: and 
aduisingwithsomefrends who promoted her business w^^ his Maiesty 
he gave her a promis of 500 pound yearly out of y^ priuy purs, till 
he was able to setle her a foundation: now she was aduised to keep 
some of hers in england to receaue y=^ reuenew and I beeing a6lually 
ther: She left me and sent soon after her own Sister D. paula Knatch- 
bull whom she fetcht from pontoys to place her in england wher we 
had y^ pension to receaue every six months and it was constantly 
payde as long as my lord falmout liude, some 4 yeares. but after y^ 
neuer came ther any penny from y^ priuy purs to Gant hows : soe 
y^ fayling and several! other businesses dispatcht for w*^^ we were 
imployed in England my lady Knatchbull cald us away. My lady 
Carrill was importun with me to goe w^^ her to Dunkerk; to w*^^ my 
lady Knatchbull at first consented but afterwards declind as well as 
I, and so to take of all exceptions, I hauing had a kynd inuitation 
from my lady Eugenia at pontoys, past only by Gant to pontoys. 
where I arriued uppon y^ Conuersion of s^ paule 1667 ~ all con- 
cerning my entrance and setlement in y^ holy hows being largly 
exprest in other places shale not heere be repeated: ^ 


The establishment of a Monastery of o'^ Congregation 
at Ipers -< i 665 -- 

The R' R"^ and most illustrious Lord Martin Le prats; Beeing made 
Bishope of Ipers: and hauing had for some years much affe6lion and 
kyndness for y^ Monastery of Gaunt and in perticuler for Dame Ma- 
rina Beaumont, by w'" by reason of her language speaking both latin 
and french he had most acquayntance: his lor^P demaunded her by 
name, of my lady Mary Knatchbull and y^ Comunity of Gaunt: to 
begin a new Monastery in his dyocesse & in Ipers towne; towards 
w'^^ foundacion he promissed to contribute liberally; soe all things 
beeing agreede uppon My lady Mary Knatchbull went w^^ her by 
Dunkerk to see her and her Religious happily setled in theyr new 
plantation; '-' 

The Religious desighned for y^ foundation were; '-' w^^ went from 

D. Aloisia Gorman D"" Aldigund finch D Mary Lucy 
sis'" Jenison S' Martha '-' a convers sister -' 

y" a Nouice j^^ ys beginning ther was soe fauourable a concurrance 
went"al*so ^" ^^^ ^^^^ circumstances w'^'^ useth to render new 

vvtb ym plantations hard, and thorny, as may well be admired. 

and taken for a happy Augure. of its future progress ^ 
For wheras y^ princes Grant, y*Townes admittance, and y^ Bishops 
Satisfaction; in temporalis; useth to be euen masterless, by o"" best 
contryuances in all other beginnings. -- heere though nothing buty** 
Bishops fauour supported y^ caus; ther was not in anything y*= least 


sing-le opposition; It is strange y^ so promising expeiSlations shold 
so soone dissipate and come to nothing yet soe it fell out; Nor can 
any say or think ther was such want of vertu in y= persons as to be 
y^ caus of it; for they were all sinceare good Religious persons; and 
for my lady her selfe; certaynly she had as many naturall abillityes 
as could be found in any of o"" sex; nor did she want pyety: w^ y" 
could be: y^ ouer waying ballance y^ ouer powrde soe much good in 
her; or y"^; -- All y^ I can alleadge to haue receaude light by, is in y^ 
and y*^ like circumstances, to consider and examine how prouidence 
hath swaid y^ affair I must say w'^^ out bitternes or animosity thos 
natural deffedls, and propensions to W^^ all ar subic(5l more or less; 
^ may some times hinder w'^ is desired. And obserue how they ether 
guide y™ selus by prudence-- mortification --' and recource to God, 
in y® ouercoming thos deffetSls w^^ may be apt to sway y"*; 
and whether they discern y™ in y"^ selues or noe; & take it well 
to be admonisht of w' may be deffecliue in y"^: and will give y® 
preferrance to councell and good aduise; and not rather leaue theyre 
frend; y" lay downe theyr own desighn,. or following theyr passion 
orhumore; and so hauing ons brought y"^ selues uppony^ stage; will 
rather mayntayn theyr own errors by vyolence y" yeald to draw of 
w'^^ out crying victory w*=^ few allow y'" but y"*selues; thus bringing 
y™selues into a laborinth. they meet w*^^ thorns on all sides: and if 
patience and humility be wanting all comes to be lost; --' 
I do not apply y^ to my lady Marina or hers: or to any more y" to 
myselfe, and all y^ are or may be Superiours. or ioynt a6lors with 
ym [^ ye setling or gouerning a Comunity for unless all such persons 
as are chosen by Allmighty God for such imployments; resolus w^^ 
themselues. to obserue y^ different motions of natur & grace and 
to tak up y^ weapons of mortification, and fight couragiously 
agaynst y™ selues; and both to implore God's assistance, to becom 
vi6lorious. and to make use of councell and aduis how to manage 
such a waretare litle aduauntage will be made; certaynly ther ar some 
things w<^^w" we obtayn of God Allmighty by importunity, he grants us 
but maks us pay deere for it — and it is a mercy in him to do it; many 
times deuout soules perswads y"' selues that if they were in such or 
such an office; or had such or such an imployment or dignity they 
wold employ it much to God's honnore and seruice; and really intend 
it; and many times God taks y'" at theyr word, and gives y™ theyr 
asking -^ and w" they come to find how smale a stock they haue of 
vertu, and y^ great expens they must be dayly at. in all incounters. 
to render w*^ is du to euery on: they soon discouer theyr own indi- 
gence, and find y^ a sinceare intention though it carryeth farr in y^ 
way of vertu, yet it is not y^ aloan y^ can dispatch y*^ busines -^ nor 
will thos other naturall parts do much. Humillity patience and a 
tru indifferency. or rather a contempt of all y« world esteems great; 
will auayle more to aduauns our interest both uppon earth and 
for heaven, y" all y^ naturall and acquired parts w^ soe euer; and 
generally Allmighty God doth so dispose that thos y^ are great in 
theyr owne or in others eyes so often fals short of giving y'"selues 
or others satisfa6lion for as y^ way to heauen is strait and narrow, 


we must draw o'' selues into as litle and low a compass as we can; 
and w" we can not stoope to y*^ no wonder if we fall short of 
gfivingf and receauing* satisfa6lion ; ■^ for we must first studdy to 
pleas God. and for his sake endeauoure; not to disoblige o'' nabours: 
for when ons difficultyes arise within doors and with out; it is 
impossible; it shold not destroy y^ strongest building -^ and un- 
less o'' Lord builds the hows he labours in vayn y'^ builds it; -' 
And euen w" it is built; yet unless o'' Lord keepes y^ hows he 
labours in vayn y"^ keepes it: So oftentimes AUmighty God carry- 
eth on our endeauours for his seruice; w^*^ a probable prosperity, 
and yet w" we think y*^ work well aduanst, he is pleasd to let it fall 
to y^ grawnd y"^ we may learn to loue and seure him as well in ad- 
uersity, as in prosperity, and so know all things depends more 
uppon his will and prouidence y" any humayn industry, or abillity and 
least any shold too much count thos naturall parts, or to much prize 
ym jn ym selues or others, AUmighty God often permits y'" to be less 
successfuU in great affayrs, y" othecless gifted persons are; -*' chusing 
thos y^ are weake and humble; as fittest instruments to aduaunce his 
honnor and Glory. 

The Bishops death, and some other things occurring in y^ setle- 
ment brought it into hazard of utter ruin, but not w^^ out some sig- 
nall marks of God's fauouring prouidence; -^ w^^ in a yeare thos 3 for- 
mentioned Dames, y^ went w''^ D"^ Beaumont to y'^ new beginning" 
came bake, finding- smale hopes of a wished setlement they returned 
to theyr Mother Monastery at Gaunt; -' 

And 3 Nouices admitted for y^ Quire, also left, y' place, and went 
to other Monasteryes wherby in an instant, so hopefuU a plantation 
seemde to be quite dissipated; ~ But at y^ same time, y^ plague 
raging much at Dunkerk 3 of thos Dames y"^ had gon from Gaunt 
to y^ foundation, to auoyd y^ daunger wer content to remoue to 
Ipers: and assist y^ lady Marina in her enterprize: 
They continued w'^ her some years, buckling through many great 
difficultyes, but finding- no probable ground to expe6l any increas or 
hopes of other aduauntage by theyr suff'ering y" w"^ heauen had in 
store for y'". they resolued to lay down y^ acSling any longer in y*^ 
establishment; and to prouide for theyr owne peace and content: 

and soe In y^ yeare Dame Ignatia fortiscu -' and D'" Viuina 

Eyre w''^ Sister Martha -- a Conuers Sister, returned to Gaunt;-* 

D Hellen wayte; to Dunkerke; ~ And ther remaynd with my lady 
Beaumont, only D flauiaCary a most excellent regular good Religious 
woman, y"^ was sent to y^ neu establishment at Dunkirk and from 
thence sumoned by my lord Bish? prats to assist my lady Marina at 
Ipers . he being Superior both to Dunkerk & Ipers; she was obliged 
to obey, and was a great support to My lady Marina; ther was 
also tow young Dames y"^ had binn profest ther w'^a conuers sister 
y' came Nouice from Dunkirk; but D Beazare went to Graulin; y*^ 
other Dame dyed a yeare or tow after; and y^ Conuers Sister was 
put to y^ black Sisters; thus non beeing left to make upe a Comunity, 


in y^ yeare 1680 and 81 --'my lady Marina writ to y« 
AnneNeuille Abbess at pontoys offering to her & y^ Comunity hers 
unworthy at Ipers to be supplyed by Subie6ls from'y'"; and so by 

consequence to be by consent of all for futur times to 
be dependant on y^ of pontoys; Severall letters past but nothing was 
effe6led and in y^ yeare 1681 my lady Marina came priuatly to paris. 
and it fell out y^ at y^ same time y^ Abbess of pontoys had an affaire 
y^ Cald her to paris, wher they both mett and conferde uppon y^ 
proposall, but not agreeing about it: my lady Marina made con- 
ditions with the Benedi(5lin Dames at pari^ and tooke tow of theyrs 
away with her. y^ tow Dame Conniers, w^'^ severall others y^ de- 
sighned to be Religious, Secular persons, but of noe considerable 
rancke or fortune not w^^ standing by y^ fauour of frends, my 
Lady Marina procured some good charityes and a yearly pension 
from y*^ King of france she and her company returned home w^^ 
much ioy;-' 

About y^ same time my Lady Mary Carrill Abbesse at Dunquerk 
finding most of y^ Comunity sickly by reason of y^ sea and other 
inconueniences. were determined to make tryall of remouing from 
thence to some other part of france but y^ tow Irish Religious D 
Legge and D Mull Ryan, was sensible of parting w^^ so aduantagious 
a place w^'^ a fine conuenient monastery new built; at a less rate y" 
they thought it worth, and so proposed to y^ Vicariat, and my Lady 
Carrill y*^ if they wold permit y™ to goe into Irland and try theyre 
frends and relations to see whether they wold not make up such a 
summe as might purchas y^ hows at Dunquerke for y^ Irish Nation, 
and send theyr children thither both for Religion and Education; --' 
to y^ proposall y^ Vicariate gaue a very satisfactory eare, and so 
my lady finding y"^ disposed for it: gaue y"^ also her consent; and 
though winter yet they imediately began theyr iourny. and were 
to pass by Ipers soe to goe to Ostend. and ther to take shipe for 
Irland, my lady Marina was very kynd to thes tow Dames & made 
ym great offers if they wold come at theyr return from Jrlande w'^ 
w* company or fortunes they might bring & setle w^h her: y^ vicariat 
was very kynd to y"^ and made them all proper offers for theyr 
aduantage ; '- w'^'^ was very much to theyr comfort: But as to theyr 
passing to Irland by Nieport all disswaded y'" from it; in y^ ill 
season, so they past priuatly to mardycke where taking ship they 
went to england and so from thens to Irland w^^ my lady Carrill 
did not take well of y'"; but they excused it as being necessitated to 
it. They had so good Succes ther as in 7 or 8 monthes they returnd 
with very good assurance and bills for considerable sumes put into 
M"" Bertine his hands. Supposing y' hows and establishment shold 
be made good unto y'" and y^ they might send theyr daughters and 
frends to it; 

Now they finding my lady Marina as it were entred into a Setlement 
w^*^ thos tow Dames from pariss. & my lady Carrill at Dunquerk 
not fully resolued uppon selling y* hows they went to paris to nego- 
tiat theyr affayrs in y^ Court, but w*^ out effecSl though y^ Queene 

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by means of her Confessor, was very gracious to y*" and many other 
frends espetially Irish y^ did endeauour to promote y^ worke . and 
my lady M Knatchbull Abbess at Gaunt; w^^ theyr own Superiour 
my lady Mary Carrill, but nothing- was donn in it. in y^ enterim, my 
lady Marina dying, and D Cofiiers y^ eldre, went into england before 
her death and ther was only y^ younger w^^ D flauia Gary and a 
conuers sister; Dunkerk and Ipersbeeing on Bishoprick, y^ vicariat 
w'^' D flauia desired some of my lady Garrils Religious to come to 
Ipers and some time before y^; D leg beeing dead at paris, by aduis 
from my lady Knatchbull and my lady Garrill our Bishope approuing 
of it, w^'^y^ aduis of our indiff"erent man, by consent of y^ comunity, 
and request of y^ best of y^ Irish Nation heere in france, tow of our 
Religious, D Butler a cossene to my lord Duke of Ormone, and Gount 
d' Albie his daughter D Ghristina Whight were sent first on and 
y" y^ others to Paris to D Ryan: and at last; D Ryan and D Chris- 
tina went away to Ipers, but did not enter y^ Monastery, in regard 
y* D Gonniers w*^ company from England beeing arrived, stole 
first into y^ monastery, disputing and making great clamours, but 
at last by y^ authority of very R"'^ fa^ Shirborn y" president of the 
english Munks. conditions were agreed uppon. and y^ tow D 
Gonniers were returned to paris, D Ryan and D christina enterd 
y^monastery, my lady Garrill bringing w^^herthither 3 or4 of heryoung 
Religious, y^ Ele6lion past for y^ chusing an Abbesse & D flauia Gary 
was elle6led; and after some litle time, my lady of Gant. as well as 
my lady Garill w*^ my lady Flauia agreed uppon hauing D Ursula 
Butler from Gaunt and o'^ D M Butlere from pontoys and accordingly 
they went back to Ipers-- poore D christina whight soone tooke leaue 
of y^ world and dying of a vyolent feuor left y"^ to deplore y* loss they 
had in her. w^'^ certaynly was great for she was a personn of very 
good parts tru pyety and vertu; D Ursula Butler w^^ D Ryan went 
for Irland to procure thos monys formerly promised, and some fitt 
subie6ls for y^ new beginning monastery and had very good success; 
D Ryan returning to Ipers '- 1684 ther came w^^ her 5 or 6 — for y^ 
conui6l but on or tow of y"^ were for y^ nouishipe; — a litle before 
theyr arrivall my lady Knatchbull and my lady Gary were very 
importune to haue D Laurance Lawson to be sent to y'" to assist 
D Butler in y^ teaching and other aff"ayrs of y* hows w*^^ was 
graunted though with much unwillingness on o^ side, to part with 
her: but theyr much importunity preueyld. D Ursula stayd behind 
in England for y^ dispatch of some aff'ayrs, and is ther still, and 
will not I presume retyre from thence, till the Coronation of o"" 
Souerain King James is past: assighned to be on s* Georg his day 
y^ 1685; but death surprisdeD Ursula Butler by a vyolent fauour in 
England and not long since y^year 1686 D flauia theyr last elle6led 
Ab^ dyet sudaynly of an Apperplex D Ryan beeing in Irland, ther 
is only D M Joseph Butler, and D Mary laurance lawson, both of 
our hows, now remayning ther. and till some news or y^ return of 
D Ryan from Irland no positive determination can be taken, wee 
pray dayly for a happy conclusion for y® glory of God, and good 
of Religion; ^ 


- 1652 - 

The beginning of y^ establishment at bullogne 

IS allready toucht in y^ cource of Gant monastery how y^ grant was 
obtayned of y^ Queene Regent by my lord of Bristow: and 4 Dames 
and a Sister were sent on y^ 6^^ of January from Gant; to y^ foun- 
dation; how they arrived at Bullon on y^ 17 of Janury. -^ how 
unwelcome they were to y* Bishop not hauing- any foundation, w'^ 
out w'^^ he wold not receaue y™. '-' they past more y" a yeare in great 
sufferance and uncertaynty of theyr setling. but y^ Bishope was 

grow kynd and well satisfyed w^^ y"^. if they could pro- 
1652 cure a foundation: ^ Uppon s* Anns day y^ 26 of July 

in y^ yeare -^ they made y^ promis of a devotion to her 
and glorious s* Joseph, w'^'^ is extant in theyr annalls. '-' 

~ 1653 ~ 

In passion week by S"^ Richard Forster ther was put into, R"'^ fa"" 
Barton of y^ Society 2000 pistols to begin y^ foundation of bullogn, 
w^^ satesfyed y^ Bishope; 

'- D Lucy perkins '- & D francisca Carington '-' by y® desire and re- 
quest of y^ Religious at Bullon, mad to y^ Bishop they were sent to 

make up a competent number for y^ new beginning -- 
Augfust 9 My lady Duches of lorayn sent y^ ring and Crozier; 

as a kyndness to D'" Christina forster: #* my lad 
Knatchbull all other things compleat for y^ benedi6lion of y*^ 
Abbess y^ tow Dames beeing ariued they all took from the feast 
o'" B*^ Ladys Assumption theyr 3 days of retreat to prepare for 

y^ great a6lion. & on y^ 18 of August w*^ all du cere- 
1653 mony and exa6lness according to y^ Cannons and theyr 

own constitutions was chosen by all y* votes but her 
owne; D Catherin Wigmore - 
'~ first Abbess at Bullogne ^ 

on y^ 18 of August '-' 1653 '-' 
She was blest at y*^ Bishops pallace; on y^ 18 of 0(5lob. 1653. The 
Bishop and all y^ whole town had a great esteem and veneration for 
y^ extraordinary humillity and tru solid vertu y^ shinghd in all the 
a(5lions of y'^ worthy Lady, her owne Comunity had noe less respect 
and affe6lion for her. theyr only cross was to be so soone depriude 
of her: for she lived but a short time; professing only 
Dames 3 conuers Sisters 1 '-' 

She dyed and her body ther kept in hallowed ground, 
28 0dlo 1656 was in y"^ yeare transported to pontoys; as was also 

my lady Christina forster at y^ same time brought from 
July 10 167 1 paris and after a solemn requiem Mass were both buried 

in our litle church heere at pontoys: R"'^ fa"" sub pryor 
y* writ o"^ french Chronicle made theyr epitaphs w^^ are noted in y*^ 
Annalls; The loss of such a Superiour in a new beginning 

was a great blow, and they were all sensibly toucht with y^ Cross 
and hauing payd her all thos dutyes y^ Religion and gratitude could 
exat of y'" they disposde y"» selues by y^ usuall 3 days retyrment to 
prepare for y« ellection of her successor; all things was carryed on as 

48 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

conforme to y® statuts, as was possible in theyr smale company and 
compasse:andbecajusmy lady Christina Forster was not fuly 40 years 
of age y^ Comunity sent to desir y^ Bishope y^ she might have his 
lor^P dispens to be in y* elle6lion w^^ was as easily granted as it was 
requisit for ther smale number y" that were of age. and her great 
abillitys considered. ^ The Superiour of y^ minames was chosen 
by y^ Comunity with an other companion, to keepe the priviledg 
of theyr statutes. My Lord Bishope brought some on or tow of his 
Clergy w^^ his chaplin and secretary, y^ Mass of y^ holy Ghost 
beeing sayd. and all dutyes dischargde according to y^ holy Canons 

and ther own constitutiens,D Christina Forster. by all 

Nouem II ~ y^ votes was elle6led Abbesse: to y^ Bishops perticuler 

1656'-' satisfaction who had a great esteeme and kyndness for 

her. Neuer did ellection pass with more tru euidences 
of uniuorsall ioy y" did y% all beheld her as a new rysing Sunn, 
resplendant in all thos vertues proper to y^ dignity of prelature; 
y^ esteeme and affection all y^ knew her had for her. especially her 
Comunity; gaue her much aduantage in y^ way of Gouernment; 
and y^ continuance and increace of it still augmented theyr happi- 
nes and hers. '-' 

All things went on w^^ much satisfa6lion, but by reason y^ Bishope 
of Bullogne v/ent soone after y^ elle6lion to paris to ye Assembly ther: 

y^ Benediction was differd till Trinity Sunday w'^^ was 
1657 performed at y^ Bishope pallace -< 

May 27 diuers were clothed and profest; and all other proper 

occurrances went on very prosperously; prouidence 
w<=^ sweetly orders and disposeth all things for y^ greater good of 
his seruants. had permitted y^ though they had made use of seuerall 
good priests yet non was yet setled with y"^ for a Ghostly father. 
God reseruing y^ for M"^ Thomas Clauerin on most proper for y"^; he 
was made priest at y^ Romayn Collidge under y^ Jesuits ther; w™ he 

much respedled. and they agayn gaue a high comenda- 

1657 tion of hime to my lady Christina whos kinsman he also 

May 22 was '^ His arriuall fell out very happily on y^ 22 of May, 

iust before y^ Benedi6lion of my lady Christina to 
attend her at y^ ceremony and assist in thos many pressing afFayrs 
w'^^ fals out euery howre in a new beginning setlement; '-' 
Though they had bought timber stonn and other materialls for 
building, yet finding y« sea ayre to giue y'" all agues, and being a 
frontier town was not only subiecSl to surprises of war and many 
other casualityes. and y^ year Dunkirk beeing taken by Cromwell 
and he assisted by y^ french drew much comers of soldiers, and 
many difficultyes and distradlions uppon o"" Religious, my lady 
Christina writ to s"^ Richard her worthy father and other frends, 
who aduisde y'" to pursu y* endeauor assuring y'" of w^ assistance 
they could in it; her la^P comunicated y^ affayr w*^ my lord Bishop 
of Bullogn. to w*^^ he could not but assent for theyr good, yet most 
unwilling that they shold leaue his dyoces. but preferring their 
interest before his own satisfa6lion, he gaue y"^ his approbation: '- 
all dispatches from paris Roane and other places beeing compleat 


the appoynted day for theyr leauing- Bullogne beeing- 
1653 come my Lord Bishop, with all his Clergy and cheefe 

persons of quality in y^ Towne; brought my lady 
Christina and her Religious to y^ sea side; my lord giuing y™ his 
Blessing all took leaue and y*^ shipe beeing put under sayle, his 
lorsP. looking after it till out of sight; declarde to all y" present, y* 
resentment he had to part; with such pyous deseruingf children; 
They landed at Diepe and staid a day at Roane my lady Christina 
and all y® profest Religious entered y^ Monaster they receauing my 
lady as y*^ daughter to theyr founder, s'" Richard forster her worthy 
father hauing giuen thes poore Clares at theyr first setlement 1500 
pistolls for a foundation and to build with; 

This iourney was both very laborious and expensive: most of y™ 
beeing sick of agues, were much incomoded; -^ They arriued at 
pontoys and remayned some time in a great inn w<^^ cost y'" 100 
pound my lord Abbot Montagu was most obliging and industrious, 
both w^^ y^ Bishop and Magistrats for theyr establishment;-' But 
whilst they remayned at y*^ * grand goodde; by a permission granted 
y"^ by my lord Arch B; of Roan sighnd on y^ 20 of May 1658 ^ they 
were visited by Queene Mother of England — Madame her daughter; 
and many others of quality; -' 

July y^ 27 ^ y^ same yeare y* purchas was made of y* farme of Mau- 
destaur of pontoys, bought of mauns"" Brussell, for y= summe of 
30 thousand liuers — part of it giuen y'" by s"" Richard forster: and 
y® rest was out of y® portions of seuerall Novices y" to be profest; '- 

In y^ yeare his Maiesty of france sighnd theyr letters 

1659 July patent for theyr establishment at pontoys; -- my lord 

nd CiPt b Arch Bishope gaue his permission for ourestablishment 

igcQ at pontoys. Uppon y® i of November y^ same yeare, he 

came to se y* place we had chosen and made a procee 
verball; of y** state he found it in, and uppon y® 7^^ of y^ same month 

caused y^ letters patents from y^ King to be registred; 
Nouem. but uppon condition y^ wee shold tak non of y® french 

Nation; ~ my lord Arch Bishop of Roan came with his 
clergy, and fixt his Cros at y« entry of y^ great gates as taking over 
y^ hows and y^ Comunity. that full authority w^^ beeing our Supe- 
riour gaue him; ^ 

In y^ first yeare of our arrivall at pontoys affayrs still multiplying 
and y« Comunity increasing, a pryores was chosen D paula Knatch- 

bull After they were establisht and could accomodate 
March 7 a litle chappell and set up an Aulter, y« B'^ Sacrament 

was plast ther to theyr unspeakable comfort; 
1659-60 ^ In ye beginning of y^ yeare ^ Queene Regent of 

france -^ Anne d'Austrich '- coming to y*^ Abbey of S* 
Martins -- caused her coach to stay at y^ gates of our Monastery, 
wher my lady Abbesse with all her Religious attended to kis her 
hands; my lady who spoke y= french language excellently well and 
had a very gayning behauiour; and alloquence sufficient to charme 
a less obliging princess, gayned soe much uppon y* Queene w* w^^ 
^ Grand Godet. The name of the inn. 



her Htle present of silk flowers, cariage and discours,as her Maiesty 

seemde much satisfyed with all. and told her,y^ if ther were anything 

in w"=^ she could aduaunce, y^ good of y^ hows, let her but intimate 

it to my lord Abbot M to giue her notice of it: and it shold be donn;~ 

- , Conformd to y^ statuts very R"^ father william wie^more 

ioinQ Janu 22 , .-^ j.^r- . 

^ was chosen mdinerent man 

S"" Richard forster finding my lady Christina's health much to decay 
and but litle help or aduis heere to be had of do6lors intended to 
haue her to pariss both for her cure and to wayte uppon Queene 
Mother of England who w^as very gracious and obliging to my lady, 
and extreamly well satisfyed with all things but y^ playted gimpe 
we brought from Gaunt, this part of the habit her Maiesty per- 
suaded my lady to change, as they were at my ladys return home 
to pontoys in y^ yeare '-' 1659--' 

My deere lady Christina finding but litle aduantag by the cours she 
tooke of phisick under Doctor frazer at paris returned hom full of 
care, how to procure a sufficient stock to build with, for w'^ out 
inlarging it was impossible to carry on y^ great work: 
at last imploying some of thos portions she had and were to receave: 
and taking up other monys though at a high rate; y^ building was 

begun about y^ 8 of 06f.ober <- 
1660 M"^ Walsinghame y" Secretary to my lord Abbot 

Montagu and a great frend to y^ Comunity was made 
a priest; and Cure of D'Aronuille; fayld not on all occasions to pro- 
mote theyr interest w^^ my lord Abbot; & do y°^ all y^ good offices 
in his powre; and so did good Mr Slaughter: ^^ M"" Ihon Digby 
Brother to my lord of Bristow was also made priest a most holy 
deuout person, and truly obliging to my lady and her Comunity. <- 

His maiesty of england w*^ all his Court came to visit my lady 
and her Religious w" he was entertaynede by my lord Abbot montagu 
at S^ Martins, and y® King was very gracious to her L^^p and her 
Comunity: r^ 

My lord of Bristow though he past incognito through france, yet 
w" he came to pontoys my lady w*^ all her Comunity. with her Cro- 
sier went to meet and receaue him at y® great gates; paying all 
all possible respe6l and gratitude; as to theyr great Benefadlor who 
had procured theyr establishment, heere in france; and as my lord 
receaude theyr acknowledgment w'^ great civillity, and shewed him 
selfe an excellent courtier, returning back y® honnor they rendred, 
My lady and he made a very pretty passage of very solide testi- 
monyes of y^ du sinsibillity y* each of y™ had of theyr obligations on 
both sides; God had binn very liberall to both in y^ tallents he had 
giuen y™ both in wrighting & speaking and it was a strong preue- 
lancy y^ lady had ouer her auditors, w" she desighnd to work uppon 
y™ by her words and y* it was Gods cans, she was to promote, she 
wold speak so admirably well as moued theyr harts so to devotion, 
and readines to comply w*^ God shold pleas to exact of y°^ and y^ 
euen w^ she had so ill health y* she kept her chamber, and was 
very much indisposed as seuerall of y^ Religious hath often told 


'- 1661 '-' 

~ S' Richard forster still continued his bounty and kyndnes to his 
daughter: and as long- as his strenth and health wold permit came 
often down to visit her and assist her w'^ his purs and aduis; -' 
but now old ag-e and a palsy humore detayned him from giuing or 
taking y* satisfa6lion of such a visit; and cald uppon him to prepar 
himselfe as he did most pyously for his happy end; making his will 
giuing and assighning many great debts du to him to his daughter 
and her Comunity. w^^ all he was worth in all kynds and though thos 
debts neuer were or ar likly to be recouered yet wee esteeme o*" 
selues not less obliged, for hauing giuen us in his life time to y® valu 
of '- 41000 liu.-'we performe all for him as for a benefa6lor saying 
his anniuersary office and singing his Mass 

- 1661 - 

S*" Richard hauing donn all that became y^ duty of a good Christian, 

assisted by R^^ father wigmore most pyously rendred his soule into 

y^ hands of his Creator his body was imbalmed and in a leaden 

Coffin brought to pontoys, enterd and depositated in y^ Abbey of 

s^ martins till we haue a church fit to erre6l a Tombe for him. 

uppon his graue ston at S*^ Martins 

thes words are 

-' written '- 

Heer lyes messier Richard Forster 
Knight Barronett; Baron of Stockley 
Treasurer Generall to y^ Queene 
of great Britany; ^ ^ ^ 
He dyed y® 27 of January 1661 ^ 

Nature could not but worke uppon soe tender and pyous a hart as 
was y^ of my lady Christina, yet she comported herselfe in y^ occasion 
with much vertu and discretion: -' As y^ body past to s' martins by 
her la^P^ appoyntment. contrary to y*^ aduise of other frends it was 
brought in to our court : and she herselfe came down and prayd by 
it: w^ all things was ready at s* martins it was conveyed thither: and 
our Comunity did theyr parts most compleatly in all respe6ls for w^ 
they stood obliged as to a benefadlor: 

The building in its aduaunce still increast my ladys care to find 
mony to satisfy y^ workmen and dispatch y^ work: her hart was larg 
had her purs binn answerable and wold willingly have had y^ building 
Noble and proper for a great Comunity; but finding she was to 
borrow a great part, and at a high rate, w* she was to imploy in 
it she was contented to be swayed by the aduis of thos that assisted 
in y^ aff"ayre; though much agaynst her inclination and judgment; 
My lady Christina grew very sickly and finding y® distance of y® 
diredlor some times obstru6led y^ satisfaction of perticuler persons 
y* oftener desirde it. by proposall of frends, M"^ Walsingham was 
thought fit to be admitted in extraordinary occasions for y^ satisfac- 
tion of such as might desir it; but y"^ w^^ made it more considerable 
was in his pattent for Beeing Cur^ of D'Arannuille ther namde to be 



a supply to my lord Abbot Montagu in his lor^^^ absence but was 
neuer made use on in order to Superiority either by my lord or y*^ 
Comunity; but only for heering Confessions Sometimes he supplyed 
y^ ghostly father if absent; or at other times some particular persons 
that desird it; '- though all had a perticuler respect and esteem for 
him. My Deere lady Christina grew now so much 

indisposde by her increas of new infirmityes. as an agu beeing 
added. She took her bed and living only a month or 6 weeks she 
gaue admirable proofes of her eminent vertu. and as she euer had 
a charming way of speach w^ she discourst of vertu so now more y"* 
euer in y" time of her last sickness and espetially ons w"^ she thought 
her selfe neere death, she made y"^ an excellent exhortation, forcibly 
perswading to all vertu: and most of all to charity and union, '- 
All humayn and Diuin helps wer applyed for her recouery but 
nothing preuayld; ther was a famous Do6lor at paris but his 
ingagements ther allowed him not to quit y*^ town, some made pro- 
posall for her going thither: to make tryall of his skill: w*^^ beeing 
ons fixt in her imagination, was not easily moude; leaue therefore 
beeing procured and tow Religious sent before to prouide all things 
in readines for her reception ther; she had all ready receaude her 
viaticum and y® holy oyles at w°^ all y* Comunity attending uppon 
her and praying by her were highly edifyed at her deuotion & though 
she was not then able to say much beeing tyrde and spent; y^ next 
day all y^ Comunity beeing agayn assembled to her chamber to take 
leaue of theyr Deere Mother and receaue her last blessing she spake 
to y'" with so much tendernes of deuotion and affection as moude 
them all to tears, she exprest much in few words recomending to y^ 
zeal and charity, w^^ so sensibly toucht theyr harts, as kneeling 
down in silent tears they bid ad" and all attended her to the litter 
Tow or 3 -* of y^ Religious went in a coach m"* Digby and others rid 
by: my lady sufferd much in y^ iourny. but most of all w" they took 
her out of y* strait litter:'- 

They were lodgd at M"^ poyns her hows, who treated y™ with much 
ceuillity & kyndness. y"^ Doctor was cald all imaginable remedys 
were applyed but with very little effect; w^^ made y™ redouble theyr 
vowes and prayrs y*^ more to heauen for her; 

Very R^'^ father wigmore came often to visit comfort and assist 
her, but was frequently cald away; but care was taken that seuerall 
other good Religious men by turns watcht and prayd by her; all 
were much edifyed at her patience and submission to God's holy 
will: and y® houre now beeing come in w*^^ she was to pass out of y" 
world, sumoned as we hope to the neuer decaying glory in heauen, 
she breathed forth her happy soule '- about 120 clock at noone; on 
the 16^^ of December '- 

- 1661 - 
leaning her affli(5led children deeply sensible of y^ loss of soe deere a 
Mother; '- it fell to y^ lot of very R"^ D Marckham; who passionatly 
loud and honnored my lady Christina; and beeing y* first auntient 
was sent in y^ coniuncture to assist and serue her; and deere D Chris- 
tina Thorold y^ first profest at bullogne; who was no less a louer of 


my lady, and beloued by her as was y^ other to be her companion in 
y^ sad encounter, w*^ sister mary Joseph Bolny, who were all ouer- 
whelmde with greefe but were forst to dry theyr tears and attend to 
theyr duty in w^ belonged to prepare y^ body for buriall she was 
embalmde, and her hart taken out and brought down to pontoys in 
a leaden case and placed in y^ wall of y^ Quire on y^ right hand for 
y^ comfort of her children. The body beeing embalmde was enchast 
in ledd and buried in y« church of y^ fullintins* who performed y^ 
funerall office Mass and dirge very solemnly for My lady w^^ much 
respedl and deuotion ; 

princes louisia Religious y" at Mauboyson came y* day to our 
Monastery, some thought by desighn but w* aduantage could she 
expe6l from a poore hows unfounded so as I rather belieue it was 
accidentall not determinate. 

Our tow Religious hauing despatcht all y' duty required of y"™ in 
order to my lady Christinas seruice at paris hasted away with y^ 
sister, and w" they arriued at y^ monastery meeting with y^ other 
Religious new flouds of tears were shed on both sides, but other dutys 
cald y"^ away 

It is certain y^ lady was as much beloude and esteemed both at home 
and abroade as any person of her dignity could be ; but as all must 
end in dust, but w' is reserued to Glory, soe nothing but o*^ good 
works, can stand us in steede ether for time or Eternity, and as y' 
lady receaued great tallents from Gods hands. I hope she layd 
up treasures in heauen by them; and will inioy y^ for euer; 
My lady Christina in her time of prelature ; -' 

profest Dames '-' [blank 

Conuers sisters '-' [blank 
This following Epitaph was made for her by R"^ father Subpryor 
that writ our french Chronicle '-' 

[Abbess Neville left a blank page here for the epitaph^ but never 
inserted it as intended. ] 

all funeral dutys being past, they took theyr usuall retreat; and my 
lord Abbot Montgu, beeing authorized by my lord Arch Bishope of 
Roane to presid at y^ elle6lion of a new Abbess; all things was 
disposd accordingly for it, and y^ day appointed; in y^ intervall 
some propositions were made of seuerall restri6lions about y^ Consti- 
tutions for parsimony y^ temporalis of y^ hows beeing low, w^^ drew 
ye Comunity to accord to y'" for a time; though much agaynst theyr 
inclination, --' 

1661 /-* My lord Abbot Montagu came to say y« Mass of y'^ 

Deem '^ holy Ghost, and comunicate y^ Religious w^^ hauing 

24 ^ donn, and a permission granted y' Dame Eugenia Tho- 

rold beeing under 40 shold be admitted into y* ellection; 
The Comunity were assembled and M"^ Jhon Digby with M"" Thomas 
Clauerin theyr confessor stood for y^ tow chosen by y^ comunity 
to assist; M"^ Walsingham was honoured as my lords secretary, 
ye Veni Creator hauing been sayd, & my Lord recomended to y"™ 

3|c Feuilletains. 


theyr obligation in y^ great a6lion: D paula y" presiding Superior 
requested his Lor^P to admit of y^ Comunitys proposition of 

beeing theyr Superiour and Visitor under my lord Arch 
1661 '-' BishP w^^ he granted, and had soone after his patent for 

2^^"^ it, very ample. & w'^ a tru testimony of esteeme for his 

lord^P and much kyndness for the Comunity.'-' 
All du ceremonys beeing observde and y^ votes giuen, Dame Eu- 
genia Thorold was elle6led by y^ generall votes, theyr Abbess and 
Superiour -> My lord next to y^ Diuin Seruice recomended to her fru- 
gality as most importing y^ present necessityes of y^ hows, and she 
y" sighnd those proposals before mentioned for parcimony my lord 
and all congratulating w'^ her he gaue his blessing & took leaue 
& after y^ ceremonyes in chapter, & y^ Te deum in y^ quire; it beeing 
Christmas cue all applyed y"^ selues to theyr deuotions;- My lady 
Eugenia was of a most sweet peasible humour, silent & of few 
words, and had in y^ coniuncture a hard game to play, hauing a 
smale fortun & a tender Comunity to gouerne, to w"^ restraynt and 
scarcity euen sometimes in w*^ was necessary could not but seeme 
hard but her pyety & prudence, supprest all in silence '- 
In y^ beginning of lent My lord Arch BisP sent word y' about y® 5^^ 
of March he wold be at pontoys, and performe y^ Cerimony of y^ 
Benedi6lion for w"^^ all things was prepard in a readines. w" y^ day 
before they expelled his lord^P news came y* he was gon to paris, and 
wold bless her ther; if she could goe thither to meete him; so about 
y'^ 4*^ of March My lady w^'^ 5 or 6 of her Religious, went up to paris, 
Y^th ^r Digby and some other English. My lady and her company 

loging at M''^ Poyns, her la^P at a solemn high mass in 
March -^^ ^e fuUinteens church where my lady Christina lay 

,652 buried, was installed Abbess receauing theyr y^ Bishops 

Benediction, and all du priviliges and rights - My lady 
Abbesse Treddway and Madame Timperly assisting at y^ solemnity: 
My lord Bishop was extream ceuill and obliging; and so was all y^ 
English y* were in paris, especially y^ monasteryes w<^^ my lady 
visited and after 2 days returnd home to pontoys: where after she 
had visited Mauboyson and y^ other Monasteryes her owne deere 
Religious receaud her with great expressions of ioy:'-' All was now 
very happily setled and w'^ great zeale and sweetnes my lady applyed 
herselfe to y^ gouernment of y^ hows, and y^ Comunity. who had a 
great respect and kyndness for her. and she a motherly affection for 
y"^. and though she was of a soft and silent way. yet w" reason re- 
quired, she could, and would carry on y^ authority of w* she or- 
daynd and thought fitt to be donn, for y« glory of God and good of 

Queene Mother of England beeing recald thither, my lord Abbot 
Montagu as grand Almonier to her Maiesty was to goe with her; 
his lord^P taking leaue of y^ Comunity, left m'' Digby his supply in 
absence ; and tooke m"" Walsinghame with him : ~ 
it was but a short time y^ m'^ walsingham liud after his arrlual 
ther . not withstanding he gaue soe signall proofes of his tru concern 


and affection for y^ hows, and how reall a frend he would haue 
proued had he not binn cut off by a suddayn sicknes and death in 
oaober 9th ^^ ^^^^ '^.^3 '^ my lady Eugenia & y^ Comunity were 

very sensible of theyre loss . and accordingly perfor- 
mde all in du expressions of gratitude by theyr redoubled prayrs & 
deuotions for y^ good of his soule. 

Of some things omitted in seuerall years, y* are, here briefly supplyed 
iGS-?^ Whilst my lady Knatchbull was w^^ my lady Mary 

Carrill and some other Religious in England; she had 
a Neece heere ; whos frends by the misfortun of y^ times were disin- 
abled to give her y^ hows portion, and she beeing young hauing 
more zeale y" discretion, pretended to be a sister, but upon tryall 
found wholy unfit for it: of w<=^ my lady Knatchbull being advised 
, desired she shold be sent to her into England ; and it 

J" ^ ^4 ^^g thought fit y* sister mary Joseph shold goe to con- 

duct her thither; w^^ M""^ Anne Bruning, whos vocation her frends 
were resolued to examine y'^selues before they wold permit her to 
proceede; but she beeing both pyous and desirous to ouercom theyr 
importunity and endeauours to diuert her, as they gaue her theyr 
approude consent; and setled her portion and all other considerations 
full and compleate. and she ioyfully returned w^^ sister Joseph on y^ 
4'^ of October w'^ a kinswoman of my lady Eugenias m'^^ Dobson, 
and m*^ Winnefred philpott & litle miss mary wyborn for y^ conuict, 
they took ship 2 or 3 times, beeing still beaten back by tempests and 
very neere casting away, but Gods merciful hand and prouidence 
landed y'" at last safe at Diepe ; where R"^ father confessor m"^ Con- 
niers stayd to expect y'" and brought y"^ home to y^ monastery : 
i668 May 27 '- Rev^ father Edward Simeons was chosen by 

y^ votes of y^ Comunity indiff"erent man. 
1672 Very Rev^ father Jhon Warner was chosen indifferant 

May I man. 

x^^ g St Gotiers* body was carryed in procession to obtain 

rayn, and was for o'" deuotion brought into o"* church. 
Sept 28 her Royall Highnes princess Louisia; Abbess at Mou- 

boyson having binn at paris in her return home, did 
us ye honnore to spend some howres in o"* monastery. 

On y^ 18 of January being y^ 50 year since y^ beginning of o'" Mother 
Monastery at Gant we had a Solemn high Mass Sung by Very R"^ 
father pryor at St Martins; we shold by y^ great Duke of Tuscaays 
means have had a jubily for Gant and all y^ houses decendant of it, 
but it arrived not in time but will be supplyed. 

This noble princely Duke having a great kyndness for y^ english 
Nation and hearing theyr hows was in want sent y"* 300 pistols — my 
Lady Knatchbull returning her obliged thanks for such a bounty y^ 
Duke sent her y^ letter. 

I have so great a valu for y^ whole english nation, and so per- 
ticuler an affection and kyndnes for all y^ Catholicks of y"" kingdome, 

* St Gaultier. 

56 ABBESS Neville s annals op 

y' I could be content to shed my bloode to assist y"" and contribute 
to theyr felicity even in y^ world; since theyr invincible constancy in 
suffering persecution, makes y"^ merit an eternall Crown in the next. 
I shale conclude to assure you; y^ you have not in any part of chris- 
tendome a frend more desirous to serve you than . Madame, 

Y*^ most devoted Servant ; 
I have allready declarde folio (200) and agay folio {201) how in y^ 
yeare 1663 --' my Lady mary Knatchbull came a 2"^ time into england; 
and had left me ther for y' affayers of Gant hows -' her la^P y" returning- 
w^*^ madame Carrill to Dunkerk went from y'^^^ to pontoyes and after 
a most obliging reception by my Lady Eugenia She soone let y'" 
know her affayr was to request y^ Community to let her have her 
Sister D. Paula, w'" she was to imploy for some concerns of Gant 

hows in england; they though sensible to part w^^ theyr 
Nouem 4 cheefe auntient and a regular pirson, could not refuse 

to grant what was demaunded; so after a day or 
towes resting at pontoys with all the testimonyes of respect and 
kyndness to my Lady Knachbull and deare D. Paula, they took 
leave and returnd for Dunkirk where D. Paula was admitted for on 
of y« chapter at y^ elledlion of y^ Abbess; and my Lady Mary Carrill 
beeing chosen, my Lady Knachbull sent her Sister for my Companion 
into england, to negotiat in cheefe y* yearly payment of y^ 500'^ 
promist by his majesty out of y^ privy purss. ~ 

- 1664. - 
The building debt lay heavy uppon my Lady Eugenia & y* Com- 
munity but y^ tow eldest Sisters of y® D. Ropers, beeing profest . 
and of full age to require theyr portions w^^ by right should have 
binn more y" 1000 pounds a peece; was now to be payd in, but theyr 
Aunt mrs Gifford though she had had her full portion, payd by m*" 
Roper theyr father and her brother; yet she pretended y' she and 
her children ought to have a part in y^ large fortune of theyrs, and 
y' it shold not be all hurried in a cloyster; y^ made such a noys and 
she did so importune Queene Mother about it; as my Lord Abbot 
montagu could have no peace or quyet, til his Lordship condescended 
y' in case all y^ 3 Sisters took to religion she shold have 500 pound. 
300 now to be payd downe, and tow more if euer m"^^ Catherine 
Roper be profest. 

This news coming from my Lord to my Lady and y'^ Community 
many proposalls was made, but y* w^^ most swayd theyr hopes to 
be prevalant with my Lord in it; was for my Lady to take y^ elder 
Sister and go suddaynly and privatly for england . M"" John Digby 
was y" Superiour & did not only approve y^ iourny but intended to 
accompany y"^ thither; Very R"^ father Wigmore was persuaded it 
was y^best cource could be taken, so accordingly all was concluded 
and every thing preparde; m"" Digby was a sever man to him selfe, 
and fasted Lent most stri6lly. and having a great weaknes in his 
head by y^ many wounds he had receavd in y^ wars, was subietfl to 
payns in his head, in thos wounds; and fasting y^ lent w*^ nothing 
but a mess of peas porridge and bread, being a corpulant man 


became weak of his head by it; and some day or tow 

1664 before the desighned iourny, in y*^ night fell into an 

March 17 ~ apperplex, was anneald and dyed y*' next day, -' and 

was buried in our church, having upon his Tombe by 
his former orders given for y^ and; written 

<- Hie jacet Nihil -' 

y* was y'^ tru emblim of that profound humility lodgde in y* great 
hart, w'^^ both in life & death dispisde all y^ y^ world held great, all 
dutyes appertayning to his person and funeralls being dispatcht with 
as much respedl and affection as was possible, the sudaynes of y^ 
accident, and y^ loss of so worthy a frend struck deepe w^^ my Lady 
and all y^ Community, but time was not to be lost in order to my 
Ladys iourney plans beeing taken and all things in readiness. Very 
R"^ father Wigmore dispatching y'" from paris ther beeing only in 
company my Lady Eugenia ~ D Mary Roper, '- and D Aloisia Eliot. 

Their iourney was safe and speedy, and I and M" Knatchbull was 
surprizde to meete them, but truly glad to see y'". my Lord Abbot 
Montagu very civilly receaved y'", but requested they wold nether 
pretend or act anything contrary to w' his Lor'sp at Queene Mothers 
request had aggreed uppon, to w'^^ conditions uppon y® reason my 
Lord alledgd they agreed to: — 

Some time past before all things could be endid; in y« meene time 
my Lady and her litle company gave much edification and satis- 
fa6lion to all by theyr Religious proceedings in all occurrances: — 
My Ladys owne relations were very Noble and obliging in entertayn- 
ing both herselfe and all her company; with all expressions of 
esteeme and affe6lion: 

So was my Lady Southcote; M^^ Eliot and all D. Aloysias relations: 
D. Mary Ropers relations invited her into y^ country, where she 
found a very kynd reception, from her uncle M"" petit, M"" Collins 
andy^rest; and w'^ she was at London, my Sister Dowager Bergaueny, 
my sister francis Neuill and several more of our neere kindred was 
overioyd to see her; and I was allways much satisfyed with her com- 
pany; and as often as occations wold permit I endeavoured to be 
Yvth ym^ Qj. have y"^ with me; y^ meeting soe renewed y® auntient 
frendship y* had ever binn betwixt my Lady Eugenia and myselfe: 
and we many times held discources of it; my lady stil assuring me a 
harty welcome if I wold come to pontoys. 

Whilst my Lady Eugenia was in england, order was given by her 
La^P and my Lord Montague his approve, y* D. Francisca Carrington 
as she proposed should return to Gant; Sister Agnes pickering and 
Sister Ann Solomon attending her thither; and were ther receaude 
with all kyndnes; as also in there return back at Dunkirk: — 
my deere Lady finding that my Lord was ingaged to give by the 
Queens importunity and others m''^ Giiford, Aunt to D Ropers 300 
pound sterling -- and hearafter if D Cathrin shold profess; she was 
to have 200 more; thought it best to follow advis and not dispute 

58 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

it with my Lord: so her la''P gave all into my Lords povvre: and ther 
was recavd 

payed then to m*^ GifFord 300 -^ pound sterling - 
1664 ^y Lady having dispacht y^ cheefe affayre taking leave 

June of n^y Lord and all frends she made all y^ hast pos- 

sible away, intending to goe by bullogne to receave w' 
she could procure to be payd off there of theyr remayning fond; I 
way ted uppon her to lambeth to see her take coach; her la^Prenewde 
her promis of a kynd welcome if I wold come to pontoys; and I gave 
her my humble thanks and assurance of my sincear aflfe6lion; — W" 
they came to bullogne y^ summe her la^P receavd ther was 11 250 
livers. Very R"^ father Thimblebee came out of england with my 
Lady, and going to St Omers her la^P was very obligingly enter- 
tayned in y*^ Col ledge w^^ all thos testimonyes of kyndness in theyr 
powre to show her; from thence she made hast home where she 
arriued uppon and was most ioyfully receaved by all her 

Community w'^ seuerall testimonys of respe6l and congratulation; 
very R"'^ father wigmore was cald away to be rector at Gaunt, very 
R"^ father Thimblebee was chosen by y^ Community indifferant man: 

Feb My lady Eugenia was all ways very zealous to advauns 

1622 ye profitt of y*^ hows, by anything in her powre and 

poynt beeing y" much in mode she her selfe and divers of her Reli- 
gious, wrought very hard at it, and though it was an advauntag for 
y^ howses profitt, yet it much preiudist both theyr eyes and health 
my Ladys in perticuler; for she wold commonly rys about 3 in y*^ 
morning, and dispatch her prayr and goe to work, her zeale for y® 
Divin Service & Singing in y^ quire sat of all other things y^ nearest 
to her hart; and accordingly she was all ways in a readines to assist 
ther both for saying and singing though she had a weake brest; and 
she nether spared her hart or hands, w" she could serve AUmighty 
God by y'". 

The plague, and burning of london being both in y^ yeare, and y* 
warr between Holland & england, in w^^ my Lord Falmouth was 
kild: hath made y^ year very remarkable; y^ worthy Lord beeing 
dead, and he y' succeeded to have y^ purs no frend to o'" profession, 
my lady KnatchbuU cald me and her sister away, and finding I w^as 
much prest by my Lady Carrill to go with her to Dunkirk; I requested 
my Lady KnatchbuU to permit me to accept my Lady Eugenias invi- 
tation for pontoys; w*^'^ my Lady of Gant was not at first very forward 
to grant but after wards; letters passing on all sigdes it was agreede 
uppon; and as I have already noted folio -' passing out of england 
by ostend w^^ M'"^ KnatchbuU to Gaunt wher I made a short stay; 
finding my good frends ther dissatisfyed with my remove; but I 
beeing tyrde with my remove first to Dunkirk and y" staying 4 year 
in england I was glad to retyre more out of y^ Roade. and so I hasted 
to pontoys, wher I was by y^ 25 of January '- and coming 
1667 with a Spanish marquiss was robde by y^ way. ^ it will 

not become my penn to express y^ kynd reception I 


found from my Lady and all y^ whole Community, I confess I was 
much edifyed, at their regularity and religious comportment of every 
on, my Ladys silent sweet way did much pleas me and all things 
seemde to breath forth vertu; and y* good chara6ler w^'^ very Rnd 
deere father Thomson had given me of y' hows appeard so truly 
verifyed as I was much satisfyed in all respedls: '- 

That summer Queene Mother of england coming to s' Martins 
bestowed an howre or tow with all her court; in o'" inclosure, and was 
very obliging to my Lady and all y^ Community. Towards michal- 
mass my Lady began to be a litle indisposde, but made as litle show 
of it as was possible, but in October she was for a great catar con- 
strayned to keepe her beade; but growing a litle better, her La^P 
having more zeale and courrage ~ y" strenth or health, my Lady rise 
both to Mass and Comunion being present at high mass, and saying 
all her office; was so much tyrde y^ in y^ afternoone she was confinde 
to her bedd from w*^^ she seldome ris but to have it made; yet con- 
tinued some tow months with a continuall cough and lingring feavour 
her silent patience was so natural and customary to her, as she was 
allways uppon her gard, never permitting any word or a6lion to 
appeare; y' might disgust or dissatisfy any: she seemde unconcernd 
for all things of y^ world even from y^ first howre of her falling 
sicke, imploying her whole time in silent recollection, and frequent 
aspirations : <- 

The Community was truly sensible of her Suffering and of y^ great 
loss they shold have in her; and accordingly all endeavours devin 
and humayne were employed, and nothing neglected y^ they could 
imagin might give her ease; or advaunce her recouvry but God per- 
mitted nothing proved to any other effe6l, y" to make her vertu and 
y* of y^ community the more apparant; Very R"^ father Thimblebee 
was y" our dirrector and very obliging in coming down frequently 
to visit and assist her; both with his councell and prayres. she ever 
having binn most dependant on her dirrectors it was of y^ more com- 
fort to her; 

Ther was a Jubily y^ year to be gaynd at y^ end of Advent, and as 
her ladiship was ever singularly devoted to thes great advauntages 
soe she took singular comfort in y^ great benifit, and accordingly 
prepared for it; her peasible and silent way made y^ doctors less 
knowing how neere she was to her last howre ; but she dessirde very 
R"^ father Thimblebee; uppon s^ Thomas his eve to Comunicate her 
for her Jubily ; and after having taken som broth was layd to rest. 
R"'^ father Thimblebe and all retyrd to theyr beds, of a sudayn a 
new defluction falling uppon her breast; y« watchers finding her 
speach to alter, they speedily recald father Thimblebee, and cald up 
father Confessor to bring her viaticum, and all y^ Comunity beeing 
assembled pardon and prayrs was demanded w^^ tears, and after she 
had receaved o"" dear Lord she with much earnestness strove to speak 
to y^ comunity recommending charity and zeale to y"^ but y* defluc- 
tion stopt her speach and y^ hasted to give her the holy oyles, 
between tow and 3 o clock in y^ morning and she remaynd in a 

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strong- ag-ony. All y^ comunity praying by her truly sensible of theyr 
approching- loss ; - for at 7 of y^ clock uppon S' Thomas his day in 
y^ morning she rendred her happy soule into y^ hands of her Crea- 
tor; -^ I shall not heere enlarge uppon any thing by reason that duty 
is payd in an other place more proper ;-' her la^P was exposde in y« 
Quire vested w^^ j^gj- Religious habit; and all thos other ornaments 
that belonged to her Abatiall dignity. She was buried in our church 
and hath heere following that Epitaph w'^^ was made for her by R"*^ 
father y" Sub pryor at S* Martins of y^ reformde munks ; -' 
The funerall and all other dutis dischargde for my deere lady 
Eugenia; y^ retreat of 3 -- days beeing taken, my Lord Abbot Montagu 
presiding at y^ ellection by y^ Appoyntment of my lord Arch Bishope 
of Roane our Superior; having sayd mass of the holy Ghost, and 
communicated y^ Religious, they had before chosen 
1667- Rnd father Thimblebee and R"^ father Confessor, con- 

ecem formde to y^ statutes ; all beeing assembled y^ votes 

Anne were given ; -^ and I y^ most unworthy was chosen ~ 

Neville Though I blush and hold y^ and severall other things 

of y^ nature improper for me to wright; but having 
begun our Annals and finding yet non of ours willing to ingage 
intirly in it ; I am constraynd to take y^ mortification uppon my 
selfe ; till death easeth y'" of me ; or they shall pleas to take ye 
trouble from me : w*^^ I am 

The funerall and all other dutys dischargde for my Deere Lady 
Eugenia. The retreat of 3 days was taken, and my Lord Abbot 
Montagu by authority from my Lord Arch Bis? of Roane, was to 
preside at y^ ellecftion of a new Abbesse; Re"^ father Thimblebee 
and R"'^ father Conniers our confessor, by y^ Communityes choyce 
and approve, assisted my Lord at this great a6lion : 

wch ought not to be set down by my penne beeing y*^ 
JP 7 person uppon w"^ y^ favour of so unmerited a dignity 

^Q was bestowd by y® kyndness of so worthy a comunity 

w^h was much more iustly du to every one of y'" than 
to my selfe ; and confounds me to name it but hauing had no analls 
till thes I began I am constraynd to touch seuerall perticulars. w'^^ 
were more proper for an other hand, but knowing y^ necessity of it, 
I hope for a favourable censure from thos to w"^ y^ work in cheefe 
belongs. [_^ ^a^e missing- here in MS^)^ 

that solemnity by theyr presence 

The elledled Abbess w^^ some 5 or 6 of her Religious w*^ very R"^ 
father Thimblebee, and on or tow english gentlemen ; were all nobly 
entertaynd by my lord Abbot - After y^ High mass and Cerimony 
was past ^ In y^ affter noone princess louysia,* w*^ y^ rest ; in passing 
entered our poore hows with many expressions of loue and kyndness, 
w^^ she hath continued euer since ; -- This Solemnity made us trans- 
fer y^ elle6ling officers w^^ shold haue bin y^ first munday of lent; 
but ys beeing Shrove Sunday and I y' a stranger to y^ Comunity; 

* Princess Louisa Hollandina dau^ of the Eleaor Palatine, and granddaur 
to James I, was a convert and became Abbess of the Cistercian Abbey of Mau- 
buisson, near Pontoise. 


could not possibly be in readiness by y* soe neere approching- day, 
yet we differd it but on weeke, w" all was most unanimously dis- 
patcht ; all officers and offices well sorted, according to a tru religious 
spirit ; y* appeared (blank — ) every on : 

The 12'^ his lor^P having desighnd to take up all 
March accounts, and examin y^ state of y^ hows, all things and 

officers beeing prepared ready for it. I gave my lord a 
breefe account ; That we had a farm yealding us in rent yearly '-' 600. 
theyr remaynd of o"" principal at Bollogne '- y^ lay dead and gave us 
no rent: — livers 6900. 

In yearly pensions w^ y" had some — 900, besids our young ladys 
— w*^^ might come to some 1500 — many other debts we have y^ ar con- 
siderable, but of litle probabillity to be payd -- 

We are in family 52 — and y^ is all we have got to support it; thus 
my lord I have declard very sincearly y^ temporall condition and 
beeing yet a stranger in y^ way of gouvernment, and indeed in all 
affayrs, it beeing but 15 months since I had y^ honnore to be made 
a member of y^ Comunity yet I must affirme y' for order regularity 
and zeale I have receavd much edification from y'", and so in order 
to theyr spirituall dutyes, obedience and submission ; so as 1 can 
not but confide God's providence will ever assist us. — As through his 
mercy he hath very liberally donn. ^ I y"gave my lord y^ knowledge 
of w* y"^ debts were, and w^ monys we had y" taken of a frend to 
lessen y"^ and conclud y^ litle building y" in hand of y® refectory, 
infirmary and cells ; my lord was well satisfyed w^^ all but sensible 
of finding so slender a fortun ; but his lor^P encouraged us to confid 
in God, and very exact in y^ observance of poverty. 

finding many stops in y^ payment of D Catherne Ropers 

portion, my lady Lee, desiring y* D mechtilda might go 
to S^ Winifred's well for y^ cure of her eyes my lord gave leave for it 
and concluded y^ it might be a proper occation for me to procure y^ 
dispatch of D Catherin's portion. -^ so y^ day after midsummer day M"^ 
T ^ Mary Smith, with her sister D michtilda Smith and I 

went for england, having a speedy & safe passage and 
found ther a reception of much kyndness from all frends, and after 
I had visited S* Winifrids well w^^ D smith. I returned to London 
and found it hard enough to bring friends together y* were engaged 
in that aflfayr but at last all was happily concluded and 800 pound 
sterling payed downe, and 200 of it irfiediatly given to M^^ Gifford, 
according to y^ bargayn made, by my lord Abbot Montagu and my 

lady Eugenia; y^ other 600 was made over by bills 
Nouem ^ and I imediatlyleft england, and coming by Bullogn wold 

have receaved w* monys was ther remayning of ours ; 
but found it not feasible not having all thos formalitys ther in 
wrighting required by y^ Bishope; - I writt to requir leave y' D Aloisia 
and deere D. Justina Timperly y" procuratrix might meete me at 
paris ; we lodgde and dyned at madam Timperlys and very obli- 
gingly treated by her and her Religious, nor were we less kyndly 
entertayned by my lady Treddway, and my lady Gascoyn ; '- my Lord 
Abbot Montagu was extreamly civill and obliging carrying us to 

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kiss Queene mother of englands hands, and madames ; but as I was 
never fond of living at court, so I was as litle ingaged by thes visits 
ther, and having dispatcht those Htle affayrs I had to do at paris I 
made hast to pontoys, but could not declin y^ favour of loging on 
night at mauboyson receaving ther all possible expressions of kynd- 
ness from y^ Royal princes and her worthy Religious. 

Uppon y^ 6^^ of Deem I arriued at our own monastery 
^^ church where very R"'^ father Edward Simeons who at 

^yjjQ y^ remoue of R"'^ father Thimblebee to be master of y^ 

Novices, came hither to supply his place, and was by y^ 
votes of y® Comunity chosen indifferent man y^ yeare 1668 ^ y^ 27 of 
may; and coming down to pontoys now with R"'^ fa"^ Confessor with 
theyr surplis and stole met me, & having receavd holy water and 
kist y^ Cros R"'^ father Simions gave me y® welcom in a very proper 
exhortatio, entring y^ monastery 1 found so many tru expressions 
of loue and respect as gave me a double joy: '- 

g Y^ 3^ of Ja D. Catherin Roper was profest. all things 

^ went on w*^ much satisfaction on all sides ; about y* 

midle of January faling very sike. I expected death, w^^ I prepard 
for, by making my confession to my Lord as to my Superior, and 
rendring him a cleare account of all things, both of o^ temporall and 
spirituall concerns, in y« presence of y^ pryores and consult. Very 
R"'^ father Simions and our worthy confessor M"^ Cofiiers, and as in 
all occations so now I found y* vertu and goodnes of y^ Comunity 
very evident by theyr patience w^'^ me, and assisting charity ; now 
and in all my concerns ; -' 

This year M"^ Robert Riddall a neer relation to M"" Conniers, coming 
down from Roome made conditions to stay with us as a chaplin to 
sing & say y^ masses '- 

This year y^ remaynder of o"" fond at bulloyn was sold 
^^ of -^ to y^ valu of - 6900 - liv and were thus disposed 

of- 4000 livers -was plast first in mouns"^ Cursils hands -y" at 
hostell de ville - where it is now - the other tow 2000 - payd y« 
munks of S* Denis for w* was du to y"^ for our indemnity for y^ 

-' 1670-' 
My lord finding our smale incumme to draw increas of debts; he 
was pleased to assure us y^ as soone as God shold inable him to 
help us to increas y^ stock he wold not fale to do it. And now his 
lord^P payd many debts, w^^ gave us much assistance : -- in gratitude 
for y^ and those other advauntages his lord^P gave us so iust hopes of. 
y« comunity made an act y' was sighnd and seald by all to make 
my lord living and dead participent of y^ prayers and merits of ye 
Comunity : '-' 

May My lord beeing to tak a long iourny his age and infir- 

mity considered his return might be uncertayn, y^ made 
me propose to my lord y^ making of a formall visit, and I sent by 
R"'^ fa'' Confes y^ chapter of y^ statutes to his lor^P, and proposing 
it to y^ comunity all was concluded, and y^ day named ; 


^ 1671 '-' 

May My lord having sayd mass of the holy Ghost : R"<^ father 

Simions beeing gon to gant, we made use of no other 
in his absence in y^ concern but in w^ I thought fit to imploy o"" Con- 
fessor, w^ was only in my owne concern, and so w"I went first in to 
my lord I took fa^'^ Confes"" ye pryores consult and procuratrix — I told 
my lord though I knew he was no stranger to me and y^ Comunity, 
we having ever held a free and oppen way of dealing w*^ his lord^^p 
both for y^ spirituall and temporall affayrs of o"" hows, yet duty and 
Religion obliging to thes visits I desired to acquit my duty in w^ I 
was obliged ; — our family now is amounted to — 69. persons — our 

revenew as y"^ lor^P knows is only our debts 

So y* y"^ lor^P can not but iudge how impossible it is with all y^ 
industry possible to keepe w^^ in compass; -- as for y« order and regu- 
larity of y^ comunity I have no reason to complayn, finding all so 
well disposed as readily to admit of making satisfaction w" they 
comit faults, and as long as y^ continueth w^'^ y* tru union and charity 
w^h nQ-^ through God's goodnes flourisheth in y^ comunity; I hope 
no great disorders will ever be a mongst us. I y" also gave my lord 
account of y® dispensations I and other superiors some times gave, 
^yth ye reasons for it and so went through all y* order of gouvern- 
ment ; adding --' 

That for all greater matters I always made my recourse to his 
lor^P as occations occurd ; and in all things as much as lay in me, I 
endeavoured to cary on y^ gouernment of y^ monastery as neere as 
possible conformde to y® Rule and constitutions. '- 
w" my lord and we had discourst a while uppon thes points — I knelt 
down and requested his lord^P considering my want of health and 
ability y' he wold pleas to procure of y® Comunity, y^ ellection of an 
other Superiour. My cheefe reason of doing y= was y' in my great fit 
of sickness I made a purpose y* if I could meet with a fitt opportunity, 
I wold offer to my Superiour and y^ Comunity y^ surrender of my 
place to on more worthy of it. 

My lord and all y^ company seemde surprisde for I had 
May made no overture of y^ to any not y* I wanted confi- 

dence or any free comunication with my Confessor, but 
had I told him of it probably he wold have diverted me, and I was not 
willing to dispute it w*^ any, but to put it into y^ full powre of my 
Superiour and y^ Comunity, w<=^ I conceaud to be my best way. to find 
out y^ will of God in y^ affayre, sincearly desiring and resolving y* as 
it shold please God to direct my Superiour and y® comunity I wold 
submit, and rest satisfyed ; for as I freely made offer of y^ dignity 
into theyr hands to dispose of. so I concluded having y* power at 
theyr own choyce, they wold be so much theyr own frends, as not 
to stand uppon tearmes whether I really desird it or noe; though 
for as much as I can iudge, I did sincearly desir it, as farr as I wold 
find or prove it to be God's will, or most to theyr satisfaction; '- 
My lord sayd not much y" but only y* was an affayr y^ wold require 
consideration.-- w" we went out some of the Religious y* seemd con- 
cernd at w^ I had donn and sayd, spoke freely to me not w^^ out tears 

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on both sides, w'^^ I also found from some others y^ came to know it; 
nor did I pas vv^^ out a check from good fa"" Confessor, but as I told 
y^ I had acted nothing, but only put y^ powre into my Superiours 
hands and y^ Comunityes to act for me and y'" selvs, as God shold 
dirrect y'", w^^ was to be my discharg and theyrs, as well as our 
comfort. <- 

The first day as I had tow or 3 times occation to wayt uppon my 
lord, he told me had I not made y* offer he nor y^ Comunity shold 
never haue had any thought of such an accident, but now they ought 
to consider y^ affayr with much deliberation. <-' I had some reason 
to think I might haue binn set at liberty till y^ day following, w" my 
lord told me the Comunity wold not accept my resighning, saying 
many things of my high obligation to y^ Comunity, w'^^ were trueths 
I was very well conuinst of, and of theyr great vertu in supporting 
my many infirmityes and errores; w" my lord with much satisfadlion 
had treated aloan with every on of the Comunity, his lor^P desird to 
haue y^ all assembled together: my lord spoke very obligingly 

of y^ great comfort and edification his lor^P had receaued by making 
ys visit incouraging all to go one in y^ same way of vertu and peace 
he now found y'". 

We all knelt downe as I told my lord to receaue his fatherly repre- 
hensions for o*" faults, and wold not fayle to comply with his paternall 
admonitions, and obey in w' so euer he shold comand us : his lor^P 
speaking very sensibly of our temporall condition, recommended to 
us frugallity and care of holy pouerty in all things ; and y" in perticu- 
ler his lor^P gaue me to understand, my high obligation to y^ Comu 
nity's kyndness in theyr not accepting y^ surrender of my office w*^^ 
he also desired I shold continu, w^^ a searious application to my duty, 
in y^ spirit of sweetnes & charity, yet with zeale and vigor in seeing 
disciplin obserud with y^ Rules and Constitutions; and to haue a 
care of little faults: - so with a most paternall expression of honnor 
and esteeme for y^ Comunity he gaue us his Blessing and tooke 
leaue ; -- his lor^P gaue us advis to profes non under full 5000 livre. 
Now as I found my obligations to y^ Comunity redoubled by this last 
favour ; so I was in payn for y^ litle abillity I had to make my grati- 
tude appeare; but as formerly I had found theyr kynd acceptance of 
that litle I could do to serue y"^, so I now confided they wold not be 
less ready to take y* litle in good part ; w*^^ I could compass to do 
y^ seruice, '^ all things went on with much evenness and peace, and 
my lord took much pleasur to com downe frequently to pontoys 
spending many howrs in hearing confessions and treating of spiri- 
tuell things w*^ divers of y^ Religious, retyring from y"^ with much 
edification and satisfa6lion '- 

-' 1672. '- 
His Lordship finding our great want of a good foundation to subsist 
by caused us many debts and preiudices, he now put into my hands 
a wrighting constituting loooo — to give us a rent by of 500 livers 
yearly -'. 

His LordsP made it his studdy to render all things comod for 


y^ service of the hows, and having parted the cells, he made a 
receuoyr at y« fountayn and pipes to conuey water to the Kitchen ;~ 
After the death of Madame, and Queen Mother, my lord deter- 
mining- to laydown all y^ pompe and honors of y^ world procurde leave 
of y^ King of france, to part with his Abbey at S^ martin's, into my 
Lord Cardinal de Bulliogn* his hands, as confident it wold prove 
both of honor and advauntage to y® whole town, and to us in perticu- 
ler; whom he seriously recomended to my lord Cardinall's favour, as 
his Eminence hath not fayled since, to let us know and find, by very 
ample eff'ects in all occations his most sensible concern for us: 

The more frequent my lord's visits were to us y^ greater esteeme and 
concern he was pleased to have for us and to take to hart y^ sup- 
plying of us with monys both to pay debts and help us to subsist ; 
now as my lord was very obliging and preventing in his favours to 
us, so was he much incourraged in y^ perticuler by very Revd father 
Jhon Warner, of y^ society of Jesus, who came to succeed father 
Simions last yeare may y^ first; ~We tryed all ways to help ourselves 
forourtemporall advauntagebut found litle by any endeavour ether by 
work or address to frends. all our supplys were from my lord who 
never seemed weary of releeving his poore children; we did not 
fayle to try to put out part of y^ portions we receaved, but with very 
litle fruiet, for generally w' wee put out on month or yeare, we took in 
another: to help us to subsist: 

his lord^P always took a singular content in clothing and professing 
y^ Religious, and w^ no less satisfaction to see his lor^P do it w*^ 
soe much searious devotion :--' 

he still persevered frequently to visit and treat with y^ Comunity with 
much satisfa6lion and content. 

his lor^P had allways a singular devotion to y^ Feasts and Cerimonyes 
of y^ church, and at y^ request both of y^ Cardinal and y® munks, his 
lor^P came down to officiat at theyr prime Solemnityes, w^^ gave us 
also an advauntage of more frequent visits and conversation w^^ his 
lord^P much to his and o"" content; and though for y^ most part w" 
we began to lay oppen the temporall distresses, he wold be a litle 
concernd and troubled but uppon a longer time of conversation of 
spirituall things with y^ Religious he would fall into excellent humour 
and on way or other give or send us some summe that was consider- 
able, to let us se how much he was satisfied w^^ y^ advaunce the 
Comunity made in vertu, though theyr temporall condition of a 
smale fortune held his lor^P still in care, and concern for us: I had 
ever a singular comfort in y^ tru intelligence and right understand- 
ing my lord had, of myne & y^ Comunity's proceedings in all respects, 
w*^'^ as it was still y^ greater evidence of his lor^P prudence; so it was 
also the greater proof of y® union peace and vertu of y^ holy hows. 

- 1675 -' 
The suffragan of my Lord Arch Bishop of Roane came at my entreaty 

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to confirme; severall of o"^ profest Religious --' and of y* convidl*; with 
many others of y^ towne, and gave lesser orders to severall. 
My lord Cardinall de Bulliogn made us a visit with an excuse for not 
having yet given y^ Comunity his blessing, recomending y^ King and 
Royall family, with his own concerns to y^ prayers of y^ Religious very 
obligingly tooke leave, my lord Cardigan with his Daughter y^ Coun- 
tess of Shrewsbury, and her sonne my lord of Shrewsbury, with 
divers other english persons of quallity, coming to live in france, 
were much edifyed by y^ visits they made to theyr relations and 
trends heere at ye grates as well as others were w"" my lord gave 
permission to enter the enclosure; 

May M*"^ Selbee having declard her desire of Religion, my 

lady her mother sent to have her meet her at Calls; 
Sister Mary Joseph Bolny went with her, my lady finding her desirs 
setled for religion gave her her blessing and permission to enter y* 
Noviship; so they returnd back, and brought y^ tow M''^ Standlys w*^ 
y™ who entered y* convi6l; -' 

The tow D Giffords were now to be profest; and ther 
wanted no good will in y"^ to have brought theyr whole 
Septem— fortun, 2000 pound a peece, but w" all came to be ad- 

12 ~ lusted ther was given y"^ only 1000 pound for each, 

all expenses inuolude; w'^^was as sensible a mortifica- 
tion as could befall y"^; for non desired more to advaunce God's glory 
and y® good of y^ hows by theyr fortune y" thes tow good Religious 
did but God wold not allow y™ that content, nor us y^ advauntage, 
his holy will be donn; they most generously left all to be disposed ot 
to pay debts (and) or w^ might be other ways mos(t) for y* present con- 
cern: y^ younger Sisters was not y'^ paid in, she not beeing full 21 — 
but it was all receavde 1681. -^ y" y* last 400 pounds was payd & S"" 
Jhon Giff'ord required y*^ shold be put out for y'" in case of the 
comunity 's decay of fortun; and though y^ necessitys of y* yeare 
could not spare it, yet it must be supplyed by assighning y'" some 
other monys — 

Janu 15 This day was a sad on to us . by y^ vyolence of the river 

breaking In and casting down our walls, bringing a great distruc- 
tion uppon us in all kynds. I was much edified at y^ payns y^ poore 
Religious took to save and preserue w* they could from spoyles, and 
to support y^ cross with a cheerful patience ; 

I fayled not to give my lord a speedy account of y^ new charge 
his lord^P imediatly sent me, 500 liuers to begin y^ wals w^^ <- letting 
us know he was a litle better ; w^^ was welcome news to me and y^ 
Comunity; but as all humayn comforts pass like a flash of lightning 
so did ys for imediatly word was brought he was daungerously il, I 
Instantly sent away m"" Coniers our worthy Confessor, who found 
his lor^P very III. but most pyously disposed for y* last houer. He 
cald for y« holy Sacraments w^^ his lordship recvaud w*^ much devo- 
tion, and as y^ Community was his cheefe care and concern in his 
sjc Convidl i.e. School. 


life, so now at his death both to o*" Confessor and R"^ fa*" warner, his 
lor^P made many livly expressions of his sensibillity. in leaving- us in 
so low a condition. 

Whilst my lord lay thus between life and death y^ Comunity was in 
continuall prayr and pennance to move heaven to spare him to us : 
but he had made, his preparation so perfectly for that iourny, and 
soe compleated his crown as no delay wold be allowed ; soe assisted 
by mons"" d' espond his owne ghostly father, very R"'^ father warner, 
and M'" Conniers. he most pyously rendred his soule at ten in y<^ 
morning — beeing fryday and y^ 5^^ of febru. — 1677-- 

This sad news soone arrivde and struck all of us with a most sensible 
griefe, drawing sighes and tears from every hart and eye ; but duty 
cald uppon us to pay y^ debt of sorrow by some more signall and effec- 
tuall expressions of our love and gratitude to his memory ; as to y® 
best of frends. father and benefactor : under w^^ title all dutyes y® 
statutes ordayns was by all both in publick and privat performde ; ~ 
The whole office of y^ deade w^^ a solemn mass sung y^ next day, by 
y^ Cure^ of o*" B'^ Ladys Church and all his ecclesiasticks . heire in 
o'" litle chappell, our harts beeing yet so full of greefe; and o'' eyes to 
apt for tears, to discharge y* duty. -' 

My lord Cardinall de BuUiogne ordered all for y^ coming down of 
my lords body, reception and buriall at s* martin's, his emminence 
expressing all obliging civillity in y^ occation ; ^ 

- 1677 - 
February My lords Ghostly father mons*" d'espond came down 

^th ye body: and so did very R"'^ f'' warner; y^ Cured 
of o'" Ladys church with all y^ priests and singing boys ; met y® body 
by o"" Ladys church uppon y^ bridge and so attended y^ hears till y« 
body was buried in S^ Gotier his chappell; asking permission to 
sing ther a de profundis : ye munks mett y^ cource w^^ du solemnity 
and devotion ; From S' martins y^ Clergy of our Ladys w^^ all theyr 
attendants came to our Church: y^ whole comunity beeing assembled 
together in y^ quire; w'^ lighted candles in theyr hands, and y^ Hirce 
in y^ midle of y^ church and candles lighted on y® Aulter ; very R"^ 
father warner; w'^ his surplice, stole and cope; entring a litle before 
into y^ church; after y^ church door was oppen, we sung in paradiso; 
mouns^ d'espond had brought downe embalmed in a case of leade; 
y^ lights liver and lungs w'^^ my deere lord had consighned to us, 
and with a proper speeach uppon my lords, vertu and kyndness to 
y^ Comunity he dellivered w"^ he had in charge to very R"'^ father 
warner ; who was not to sicke in his return of as long prayses in my 
lords behalfe ; and assurance of y^ comunityes great sensibillity of 
theyr loss by my lords death and harty prayrs for him ; '~ The priests 
of or lady asked permission to sing in musick a de profundis; and so 
all took leave, and went to y^ Carmelits ; my lord having given ther 
to mother Jane and her worthy comunity his hart ; '- his bowelles 
was buried at the Incurables: 


68 ABBESS Neville's annals of 

for a testimony to posterity of y^ obligation we esteemde o^'selves to 
have; to give some perticular evidence of o^ gratitude to my lord, 
as to o"" cheefe benefactor ; we made a litle hears with a black velvet 
hire cloth and whight sattin Cross, and my lords armes imbrodered 
uppon it to expos yearly w" we performe his anniversary office ; wee 
put y^ case of ledd into a kynd of ledden coffinn about a foote and 
halfe long, and on foote broade ; y" it was sodered up ; and buried 
in o'' church -- 

The inscription uppon it was 

The cover of y^ hart and liver of y^ Right Hon^'« y^ lord Abbot 
montagu-- formerly Comendatory Abbot of s' Martins, heere in pon- 
toyse, and actually w" he dyed Abbot of nantuell ~ he was Illustrious 
by birth; but more illustrious by his vertu; and bounty to y^ Comu- 
nity, and most illustrious by his pyety towards God, and charity to 
his Neighbor; -- he dyed and rested in o"^ Lord on y^ 5^^ of february. 
Anno 1677 

requiescat in pace: 

A marble stonn was bespoke to be placed on y^ side of y® wall over 
agaynst wher y^ hart was buried, w^'^ y^ Epitaph imprinted in gold 
letters as a poore remarke of thos charractors of gold w^^ y® sensi- 
billity and due gratitude, for his many favours and great bountys to 
them, hath imprest uppon theyr harts; -- 

requiescat in pace 

This is a mere observation of all passages set down more at large 
in other proper places, therefore I only briefly touch y^ most essen- 
tiall perticulers. 

mouns'" Joffoss beeing then vicegerint; it fell by providence y' it was 
o"^ lott to be under his charge, and it was much to o'^ advauntage. for 
non could be more obliging and concernd for us y" he was. or more 
ready to do us favoure. and though he made no formall visit yet 
he very closly and seariously examined all things, advising and 
assisting us both by councell and action, 

very R"'^ father warner beeing cald away R"'^ father Clifford was 
sent in his place. 

- 1678 - 
Janu 16 '- The widdow m"^ Titchborn entred to be religious she 

brought a considerable anuity for her life of some 600 
livers a yeare; with 2400 liuers more to be payd in at her death or 
before, as y^ on halfe of it hath binn, '^ 

m"^ chariot selbee also entred and was clothed and profest at y« du 
time; she had 4000 liuers at her profession and 20 pound a year 
annuity, r^ 

m'^s mary Titchborn daughter to s'' Henery Titchborn came much 
about y« same time, to Religion, she had 300 pound at her profession 
and is to have payd to y^ comunity after her death 400 pound more, 
and 20 pound annuity during her life 
my lord Cardigan sent me a token of 50 pound 


- 1678 - 

March >- The pope his Nuntio, coming to s* martins to retyre 

some days . he came on afternoon to o"" church, and 
then gave his blessing to all y® comunity, seeming much satisfyed 
and pleased '- 

The noys of warr began to be whispered up and down, and my lord 
Cardinall coming to give us a visit, and his blessing he was very 
pleasant and well pleased saying, though ther shold be wars between 
france and england, yet ther shold be non betwixt saynt martins and 
o'^ monastery; 

Father Clifford beeing suddaynly cald away to loretto 
Septem <-< very R"^ father Clare was sent in his place; and thus 

y^ promissing hopes given us, of many advauntages by 
his assistance; yet y^ effedls hath much exceded all y'^ was promist . 
nor is it to be imagined or exprest . how tru a father and kynd a 
frend, he hath binn and is dayly to y^ comunity; -' 
The ill seede y^ Gates had sowed; began now to appeare ripe, and 
y^ disturbances in o'" nation fell heavy uppon us . by a stope of all 
necesary correspondance : and du payments . we were advised to 
send some of o'" Religious to paris. 


my lady mary Carrill and her Comunity at Dunkerk by y^ 
stopping up of y^ goffers found y*^ town grow less wholesome ; so she 
with sume of her community came to paris, and mad also a step to 
pontoys. beeing first inuited, by me and y® Religious. -^ they stayd 
heere sume time ; and y" returnd to paris to deale theyr owne busi- 
ness, desighning to procure a patent, if possible to remoue her whole 
family, I beleeue theyr ayme was for paris, but not succeeding they 
obtaynd on for Abbeville. 

some days before my lady Carrill went from us to paris ; M"^ 
Joffos o"* Superiour gaue me his approbation to send D Aloisia Elliot 
and D mary Christina Whight to paris to try w* aduauntage could be 
had ther ; y^ ought to be more perticulerly and clearly sett downe ; 
and so is referd to a more proper place ; all I shale now say is y* from 
y' address y" made to madame y^ Duches of riechlu and madam 
mayntenoone recomended by R"^ pere Rapin and assisted by R"^ 
father Clare * his aduis and endeauours : uppon theyr presenting a 
placet to his Royall maiesty wee may iustly as it shale be made cleare, 
attribute y^ succeeding almes of y^ and latter yeares. 

The lady powes beeing cald in question uppon seuerall fals 
accusations made agaynst her ; and her la^P^ letters & myne beeing 
declard to foment Rebellion and y« hauing her daughters heere in our 
monastery, alledge agaynst her; she sent privatly to have her tow 
daughters removed, as they were imediatly. y' and many other 
Crosses falling upon us thes times. 

As all publick actions are leading ways for others to follow, so after 
Hf. Rev. Father Clare was Father Warner, S.J., in the world Sir John Warner. 


our tow Dames had appeard at court and presented theyr placet; 

diuers monasteryes and several others of y^ Nation began to make 

theyr addresses by theyr perticuler frends helpe w^^ made severall 

obiections, at all hands, and we were advisde to call 

July o"" Religious home, who in theyr return were most 

27 obligingly entertaynd at mouboyson by her Royall 

Highness princes Louisia; '- 

It is not to be imagined how many ways endeavours were used to 
procure our small sumes from england and how litlesucces wee found; 
for times were soe daungerous. and y^ acting or comingtomonasterys 
so much prohibited and punnisht as non wold ingage in o'' affayers 
after M"^ Gowen his imprisonment and his papers w^^ all ours beeing 
carryed to y^ councell table ; since w*^*^ time, wee could neuer yet 
recouvre y'" agayne, 

March By y^ favour of my lord Cardinall de Bulliogn w" y* 

25 Almes was distributed for praying for y^ good success 

of y^ Dolphin his happy manage, 4000 '- livers fell to 
o"^ lott, w^^ we injoyde some years. 

my lady Marina Beaumont writt to desir me and y^ comunity to let her 
havesomeof o'^Religioustosetleher hows, proposingadependency and 
totall surrender of all powre to y^ monastery, and to makey^dependant 
uppon y^ seuerall letters past for it could not so sudaynly be ended. 
Much about y' same time a great lady at paris proposde to R"^ father 
Clare y^ giving her hows at paris for a monastery, and desired we 
shold be treated w*^ about it ; but father Clare beeing to go into flaun- 
ders with his Brother and daughter, y^ business lay deade till his 
return though y^ lady and my selfe past severall letters about it in 
his absence 

Novem. Rnd father Clare gave y^ exercys and y" going to paris 

treated with y^ lady, pere la chaise and others about y^ affayre; 
and on y^ 18 of December I went to paris as well on y^ seruise w^^ 
was a secret, as to meete my lady Marina then to conclude with her; 
^ w^^ was soon dispatcht, for she finding some favour and bounty 
at Court . fell of from her former proposolls, and so we parted ; but 
she took 3 Dames out of the chand lu lait * with others and so 
returned to her monastery and was soone cald to y^ other world; and 
y' hows fell into dispute, ~ and if it could be compast fell into a 
desighn of beeing made an Irish hows, now all thes passages beeing 
at larg set down elswher. I shall only touch heere w* cannot be 

- 1681 - 
This great Duches y^ deslghnd us her hows, was very well acquaynted 
and esteemed by y^ Arch Bishop of paris, and ther was an other 
great lady ioyned with her in y^ promotion of y^ good action, and 
intention of concurring in y^ setlement of means for y' good work ; 
tow other ladys of lesser quallity, though no mean persons acted much 

5|e Champs I'alouette. 


in y^ concern . between us and y^ Duches. pere le Ches was treated 
with; all things seemed so probable and prosperous as nothing- 
appeard more easy, and facill to be 'compast ; good pere Rapin acted 
with vigor and zeale on all sides, and soe did R"'^ father Clare; we 
had y^ Cardinalls permission w" we first began to treat it . though 
he never was very willing for it ; and finding y^ ther was noe evidence 
of obtayning an establishment, after y^ Duchess of Ritchlu and 
madame mayntenoon by pere Rapins importunity had spoken to his 
Maiesty. and he had given y"^ a flat denyall. Yet w*^ great expres- 
sions of esteeme of y^ Comunity, w'^ promiss of supplying us some 
other way. I resolved as soon as my health wold permit to return 
home, so on y^ 9^^ of June; in madam vilsanyns coach, m'' pearch . 
and m*"^ warner with us. we came to pontoys, but at y^ demaund of 
her Royall Highness we lodgde at mouboyson some 3 nights, re- 
ceauving from y^ princess and all y* excellent comunity all possible 
testimonys of obliging kyndness. 

wee visited all y^ monasteryes and s^ martins, and were receavd w*^ 
much civillity by all. I confess as soon as entred intoo"" own church. 
I found my hart at tru ease, and having kist y^ Cross, and donn o"" 
devotions to y® B'^ Sacrament, the Te deum beeing sung we entred 
y^ Quire, wher I tasted tru ioy and content ; finding y^ Community 
in so good order and cheerful! a way. 

I never think of y^ affayr w^^out much admiration considering all 
circumstances and probable ground to bring it to pass and y^ non 
dispatch of it ; as we much admired y' prouidence y' gaue us such 
greater probabillitys w^^ out y^ effects, but we must not dispute, but 
submit to Ally God and his holy will, as from my soule I desir to doe ; 

July 2<i /- m'^ penelope* hennedge receauvde y^ holy habitt and 

past through her Noviship very courragiously and w'^ 
much satisfa6lion to all: her portion was 15 hundred pound; 1000- 
pound put out and y^ 400 - pound payd to y^ hows, y^ other 100 - to 
pay all charges of clothing and profession to w^^ she added other 
Summes . and imployd much of it for y^ comunity. 

This yeare w^^ the last was of no small weight in regard of o"" tem- 
poralis; w^^ ever since, my good lord Montagu his death hath still 
growne wors and wors: yet providence so disposed y' through Gods 
mercy and y^ motion of frends s'" Thomas preston gave us a good 
sume of 1 1500 livers w^^ my lord Carrington, and my lord Mullinex 
did audaunce w^^ theyr interest: but y"^ wee have not y^ free use of 
it; but hope it will come; God send all to conserue our interest in 
it; for sure I am wee haue real want of the use of it; 

Our distresses still continuing very R"^ father Clare beeing now 
to setle his daughter m""^ Susan warner who declard to be Religious 

3|c Daughter of George Heneage of Hainton, Co. Lincoln, eldest surviving 
oflfspring of Sir George H. Her mother was Faith, daughter of Sir Philip Tyr- 
whit of Stainfield. 


w*^ her sister at Dunk k, his R^°<^ did w* he could to satisfy o"* butcher 
and other creditors y' were most importune and lent us 500 pound 
w'^^ wee agayne repayed at her profession out of the mony Sir Thomas 
Preston gaue us. 

This abreuiated obseruance is much more at large set down 
and in better proportions but becaus all thos things ar hazardous to 
decay and lose I made y^ litle compendium more for my owne helpe 
of memor and knowing wher to find perticulers as occation might 
require, y" for any other desighn 

Agayn y^ next yeare at his LordsP^ return back he was 
1687 pleased to give us an other visit; w^^ all possible 

expression of obliging kyndness and fauour 

\^The MS. ends with this last detached paragraph ^ which seems to 
refer to a missing account of i62>t.'] 



The original is decorated in colour and gold on the 
embossed and tooled leather. 


ce page 72. 

No. II 

RECUSANT. Circa 1564-1631. 

Volume XLI, Folio 387 in the York Registry. 

In Volume IV, p. 378, a reference to this "constant Catholic" is made. 
Since then I have been able to procure a copy of his will. In The Northern 
Genealogist, iii, 50-3, I ventured to assert that "Andreas Stonas," born 
at " Easbrow," or " Eastbrow," which Foley took to be Andrew " Stone'' ^ 
and '' Easby,^^ must be the priest brother of Anne and Mary Stonehouse, 
lay sisters at St Monica's Augustinian house at Louvain, and born at the 
hamlet of East Row in Dunsley in the parish of Whitby, three miles from 
the town of Whitby, and son of Christopher Stonehouse, whom Foley 3|c refers 
to under the spelling of Stayanus and Stayhouse (ill, 755-8, MS. of Father 
Christopher Grene, S.J.) as being arrested late in December, 1591, for 
recusancy, and escaping from York Castle with Francis Younge on August 
23. 1593, after one imprisonment of twenty months. His son Andrew, born 
1597, seminary priest 1621, a Jesuit 1634, was also a prisoner in York 
Castle in March, 1657-8, to September, 1660, under the name of John Fair- 
fax, and is supposed to have died in 1664. Other aliases of his were John 
Cuthbert, John Stone and Andrew Town. 

The conjunction of Christian and family names frequently is worthy 
of note, as seen in the Index of wills and administrations ( Yorks, Archceol. 
Soc. Rec, Series): 

1588 Stanus, Christopher. Barmby, Cleveland. Adm. 

1592 Staynas, Christopher, Myton on Swale. Adm. 

1597 Stones [?], Christopher, York. Adm. 

1616 Stanous, Christofer, Lythe, yeoman. Prob. 8 Sept. 1617. 

1616 Stonas, Christofer, Whitby, burgess. Prob. 20 Mar. 1616. 

1613 Stonas, Christopher, Dunslay. Prob. 9 May. 1633. 
And the one here given. The sirname was and is common throughout 

This undated will tends to show that the Testator survived until the 
year 1631, that he had two properties in Dunsley, one being in East Row, 
where Father Andrew Stonehouse must have been born, and that he had 
a son named Joseph, whose connexion did not appear before. "Joseph 
Stonehouse of Egton Chapelry, labourer," appears in the Recusant lists for 
1632 and 1633, and Joseph Stonas, with Alice his wife, of Newholme-cum- 
Dunsley, in 1641. It shows, also, that besides being a worker in jet 
(jeater^) and amber, that the testator was a farmer of land, probably not 
freehold, but copyhold or tenant-right. 

Andrew and Anne are not mentioned, as both were in religion abroad, 
the latter at Louvain, where Mary must have gone shortly after settling 
her father's affairs. J.S.H. 

if. Foley might well be ignorant of the connexion of father and son with 
such extraordinary spellings, due to broad Yorkshire pronunciation, not Latin 
as he imagined. 

^ The late Canon Atkinson (iV. Riding Rec, li, 67) contended thafjeater" 
meant a "jet-digger or miner," in spite of the same people, on pages 70 and 
140, being called "jeaters" and ^^]eaX-workers": but the Annals of St Monica's, 
I, 187, conclusively disprove his philological conjecture. The Middlesex Recu- 
sant lists, 1629-37, describe the sons, Cuthbert and Thomas, as "yeomen," 
whilst the first is described once as a " jeweller." Query a lapidary. 


** Imprimis I gyve this my farme in Dunsley to Ursula* my wyfe 
Xp6ffer"if Stonehouse my sonne and all my goods my debts payd 
and my will pved and my funeral expences discharged I gyve to my 
sonne Josephe and my daughter Marie always provided that Mary 
shall have some pte of the pewther and brasse more then Josephe 
shall have so much as ther frends shall thinke fyttinge Likewyse 
my farme at East Row I gyve unto my sonne Cutbert and my sonne 
Thomas provided alwayes that my sonne Cutbart shall be the better 
in valew by the some of three pounds sex shillinges and eight pence 
This farme at East Rowe I have letten for the tearme of twelve 
yeares unto Willm Hill wch I charge yow by this my last Will to 
pforme els to pay him his money back agayne which I have receyved 
his tearme began at Lady Day last past also I make Christopher 
Stonehouse my sonne & Marie my daughter Executors of this my 
last will and Testament." 

** Witnesses, Henry§ Fairfax. William^ Cooke." 
*'Probate granted on 28'^ April 1631 to Christopher Stonehouse 
and Mary Stonehouse the sole Executors named in the Will." 

* They are described as secretly married in Peacock's List of 1604. She 
was the second wife and the maiden name is unknown. The first was Frances 
Smith, possibly of the Egton family. 

if Probably the only child by the second marriage. 

§ Henry Fairfax must be absolutely one of the family of Walton and Gilling. 
In 1604 (Peacock's Yorks. Caths) he and his unnamed wife are described as 
" Recusantes old" and "secretly marryed," whilst Ralph Fairfax is a Recusant 
since March 25, 1603. Under Acaster-Malbys we read: *' Raulf ffairfax gentle- 
man who dwelleth at Dimsley [sic] & sometimes resorting into ye said parish 
to ye house of Cuthbert ffairfax for a fortneth together or there aboutes & cometh 
not to ye church." Cuthbert Fairfax, whose daughter Mary was then a Recu- 
sant, was grandfather of Thomas F., who begged to compound for an estate at 
Dunsley worth £&:> rental on July 4, 1646, and who declared his pedigree at the 
visitation on March 22, 1665, as of Dunsley, aged sixty {Surtees, xxxvi). 

The Recusants of Newholme-cum-Dunsley indi«fled July 8, 1614, contain 
** Henry Fairfax, gent" 50, and Edith his wife about 30, both Rec* 14 years"; 
"Will. Cooke, jeater, and Jane his wife, both about 40 (R. 20)"; " Chr. Stonas, 
jeater, 50, and Ursula his wife, 47, both Rec^ 20 years with Tho. and Cuthbert 
his sons, both 20 (R. 3)" (iV. Riding. Rec. il, 70). 

The following few extracts are from the very imperfed; original Registers 
of Whitby: (Francis s. of Henry Farfax was bapt. at Egton 25 Nov. 1645.) 
Birth 1631 Oct 30, Henry s. of Henry ffaierfax 
Marriages 1623 .... George ffaierfax & Mary Killdale 
1625-6 Jan. 15 George ffairefax & Ann Haddocke 
1641 July 27 Henry ffairefax & Ellis Carlell 
Burials 1625 Apr 15 Margerie ffairfax 

1638 May 29 ffrancis ffairfax wife of Henry ffairfax 
1648 May 12 Henry ffairfax of Dunsley 
The will of Sir Nicholas Fairfax of Walton and Gilling, of 7 July, 1570, 
proved 30 Oct. 1572, he having died 30 March, 1571 {Yorks. Archceol. Jour. 
XIX, 188), contemplates the possible contingency of his two eldest sons. Sir Wil- 
liam and Nicholas, dying without issue, and leaves the remainder of his great 
estate to Henry the son of his third son George, to whom he bequeaths only 
;{J20, and who had married Frances, daughter of Sir Francis Salvin of Thorpe- 
Salvin and Neivhiggin in Egton. The will entrusts the education of the grandson 
to Cuthbert, the seventh of eight sons, but later on to the eldest son during his 
life. Henry Fairfax, the Recusant, if fifty in 1614, would be six when the will 
was made. 

IT Christopher is said to have converted his master, and, after the latter's 
death, to have taught the son the trade. He is probably this witness, a jet-worker 
and Recusant, said to be aged forty in 1 614, or ten years younger than Christopher. 

No. Ill 



British Museum, Additional MS, 20739 

This collection of the names of Recusants from schedules of the Pipe 
Rolls for specified years, a portly volume, bound in red gilt leather, 
needs no description, as it is not an original document, being only a copy 
of returns from parts of England made by the clerks of the peace in their 
respective administrative areas. There are many blanks. 

When attention was first called to it, it was understood to cover the whole 
of England. This is clearly shown in the preamble not to be so. But there 
are other lists, which the Society will be able to print later, covering the 
whole of England and Wales at different periods. 

The returns for Lancashire are the amplest, containing more than half of 
the whole. No one more competent to deal with these exists than Mr Gillow, 
our Recorder, who has annotated a large number from the garner of his 
vast researches of over thirty years. Catholic Lancashire is fortunate in 
having such an historian amongst its natives. As regards the rest it has not 
been easy to know where to turn to for help, and it is better to leave blanks 
than do the work badly. The loss of the Lancashire notes might be irrepar- 
able. At the same time annotating is in no sense necessary, our great object 
being to save records from oblivion. The present writer has ventured to add 
a few notes, and is indebted to a few persons for information about their 
families. Yorkshire's part, although the second longest, is disappointing. 
The City of York and the North Riding are not mentioned; but some places 
in the latter and the West Riding are misplaced under the East Riding. 
These defects are emphasized when we turn to Hist. MSS Comfnissioner^ s 
ninth Re;port, Part I, and find a list of one thousand seven hundred and 
fifty-five North Riding Recusants presented atThirskon February 24, 1690. 
Other counties seem inadequately dealt with. 

The preamble of the paper is so explicit that comment is unnecessary; 
but it is interesting to see the distinction drawn between "Papists" and 
"fanaticks" by men of affairs at the time. 

It has been necessary to curtail the work. No useful purpose could be 
served by repeating the convictions, names of places (sometimes repeated 
to each person), amounts of fines, etc., some of which had previously been 
abbreviated. The original sequence has been kept, although inconvenient 
when the names of places are repeated at intervals or for repeated convic- 
tions. They are here transposed above the names of the persons. Corrections 
are made by footnotes and in square brackets. The object is to obtain the 
names of the Catholics, occupation, status and residence with dates, in the 
simplest form for ready reference. The fine was uniformly ;^2o per mensem 
for each adult, except one half for a wife ; but in some entries, notably in 
the York shire part, ;^20 is wrongly put down as their fine. It will be seen 
that twelve calendar months are computed instead of thirteen lunar months. 

As a dry, statistical, sordid exchequer document prepared for financial 
purposes, it lacks much of the interest contained m local ones, such as 
Peacock's Yorkshire Catholics, 1604, and the Masham Recusants {Cath. 
Rec. Soc.y III, 82). But such information must be important to genealogists; 
and, above all, it saves from oblivion the names of those who dared all things 
for the one Faith and conscience. J. S. H. 


A Certificate of 
The names of all the Recusants convidled which now stand charged 
in Ced. Pipe before the Treasurers Remembrancer thus made by his 
Majesties special comand given at the Treasury Chamber at White- 
hall xxij. day of June 1671. signified by a letter from S"" George 
>KDowning Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesties 
Treasury which is as follows 

for M'' Christopher Barnard 
Deputy to the Lord Treasurers 
Remembrancer in the Exchequer 

I have acquainted the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury 
with yours to me of the 21^"^ instant and it hath been read in the 
presence of his Majestie, his Royal Highness &c And his Majestic 
dire6ls that you doe attend M"" Attorney generall with the names of 
all Recusants of whom any convidlions are returned into the Exche- 
quer with their respecSlive qualities and places of abode 

I am. 

Your very affecSlionate 
humble servant 
22*^ June 1 67 1. G. Downing 

And the convi6lions following are carefully examined by 

Chr. Barnard 
18^^ August 1 67 1 Dep^ Rem. Thesar 

The convi6lions certified were in the several years of the reign of 
K Chas 2 viz., 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 26. 28. 29. 


1 Bedford 077 i Isle of Ely 

2 Bucks 095 2 Chester County 

3 Berks 085 3 Chester City 

4 Cambridge 075 4 Cornwall 

5 Huntingdon 034 5 Cumberland 

6 Dorsett 041 6 Derby 

7 Essex 096 7 Durham 

8 Hertford 031 8 Gloucestershire 

9 Lancashire 5496 9 Gloucester City 

10 Ebor 1855 10 Exeter City 

1 1 London\ 1 1 Bristol City 

12 Middx j 0052 12 Hereford County 

13 Surry 0010 13 Leicester 

14 Devon 0042 14 Lincoln 

15 Norfolk 0441 15 Monmouth 

16 Newcastle 0077 16 Northampton 

17 Somerset 0029 17 Nottingham 

18 Suffolk 0210 18 Northumberland 

19 Stafford 0678 19 Oxford 

:|c Sir George Downing, after whom " Downing Street" is named, now a 
synonym for the Government. 



20 Southampton 0284 

21 Sussex 0265 

22 Wiltes 0238 

23 Kent 0025 


20 Rutland 

21 Salop 

22 Warwick 

23 Worcester 

40 Wales 

In these 23 Counties and Cities wherein any Convi6lions are certifyd 
into the Exchequer it may be observed 

I. That none of the Nobility are here mentioned except Geo Earl of 
Bristoll * in Middx whose Convi6lion hath been once legally dis- 
charged by a plea of conformity 

2 Very few of the considerable gentry in England it being very rare 
throughout all this book to meet with the addition of Knight or 

3 It is not certain by this book that all the Recusants here men- 
tioned are Papists, tis probable many of them are fanaticks 

4 Tis more than probable that the number of Recusants in those 
Countys from whence no convi6lions are certifyd may at least equall 
if not exceed the Number certifyd 

5 The same names are many times repeated in severall places and 
probably may be the same persons 

6 Seeing by law the penalty of 20^' a month runs on for ever after 
the first convi6lion till conformity, it may be worth the labour to com- 
pute how much money the convi6lions certifyd do amount to as 
they now stand upon Record, and from thence wee may reasonably 
conclude that there is more than Twenty times so much due to the 
King few convi6lions being less than 2 yeres old, most of three, four 
or five yeres standing or more 

That Account as to the principall Charge stands thus: — 






















1 1 2440 







Middx / 

















In All 
So that by this Computation there should be no less coming to the 
King than between 4 and 5 millions from the Convidlions of 23 

Which is more then all the Recusants Nobility and Gentry in Eng- 
3|s Viscount Dunbar and Baron Langdale are named. 


land are worth all together And yet none of the Nobility and very few 

of the Gentry are here mentioned 

In those Countyes where I have been able to make enquiry as in 

Yorkshire the persons are unknown or so poor they are scarce worth 

the penalty of one 20^' much less responsible for the growing penaltys 

of 2 or 3 yeres 

In Suffolk there are pirsons of Quality but such as either in person 

or their fathers did eminently service for the King 

I have had no opportunity to inform myself in other countyes nor 

could the Clarks tell me the names of the severall Informers at whose 

prosecution the partyes were convi6led so I can give no charadler 

of their persons, fortunes or merits 

Upon the whole matter, without question, a considerable summe 

might be raise by putting these laws in execution 

But what disorder it might produce in his Majesties affairs is worthy 


Jacobus Albrltt de Woborne in Comitatu predicto yeoman virtute 
ejusdem A6lus Parliamenti apiid Westm xxix die Octohris Anno 
xxviij nuper Regine Elizahethe editi & provisi intitulati An A 61 for 
the more speedy and due execution of certain hraunches of the Statute 
made in the xviif^ year of the said Queenes raigne intitled An A61 to 
keepe the Queenes Maiesties suhje6ls in their due obedience Eo quod 
ipse existens etatis sexdecim afmorum et amplias et non accessit ad 
ecclesiam parochialem de Woborne prediBo nee ad aliquam. aliam 
ecclesiam. Capellam she usualem locum communis precationis nee 
ibidem fuit tempore communis precationis ad aliquid tempus infra 
spatium trium mensium et a7nplius sequentium predi^lum primum 
diem Augusti Anno Reges nunc Caroli secundi xvf° sed totum tempus 
prediftum voluntarie et obstinate absque aliqua causa rationabili 
abstinuit ab eisdemi Anglice hath forborne the sa7ne, contra formam 
statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi inde indictatus et superinde 
C07ivi6lus existit secundurn formam ejusdem statuti ad generalem 
gaolem deliberationem Domini Regis nunc tentum apud Bedford in 
comitatu predi6lo die Sabbato scilicet xj die Martij an7io xvij Regis 
nunc Caroli secundi 1^166^^ Eo quod ipse non fecit subniissionem et 
devenif conformabilem secundum veram intentionem A6lus Parliainenti 

Franciscus Coleman yeoman Edwardus White, yeoman 

Willielmus Albritt yeoman uxor ejus 

Franciscus Ireland yeoman Thomas Stephens, yeoman 

Edwardus Baker, yeoman Anna uxor ejus 

Dina Wilson, yeoman [sic] Thomas Cooke, yeoman 

Hugo Aubry, yeoman Carolus Pierce, yeoman 

Thomas Coleman, yeoman uxor ejus 

TUDDiNGTON^ Thomas White yeoman 

Willielmus White, yeoman uxor ejus 

Anna uxor ejus 

1 Toddington. 


HORLYNGTON^ Laurentius Crawley, yeoman 

Willielmus Tomlyn Solomon Cripston 
Willielmus Harborough, yeoman Johannes Norris, yeoman 

Georgius Groome, Johannes Impey, yeoman 
Thomas Stanbridge, yeoman steppingley 

Johannes Leaper, yeoman Johannes Brown, yeoman 
Thomas King, yeoman malden^ 

CHALGRAVE Soloman Spring, yeoman 

Ricardus fford Henricus Whitebread, yeoman 


Willielmus Page yeoman Edwardus Huckle, yeoman 
Elizabetha uxor ejus uxor ejus 

Willielmus Martyn Elizabetha Grace, vidua 
Maria Martin littleington* 

Juditha Norman, spinster Thomas Wright, yeoman 

WESTLYNG^ Johannes Parkinson, yeoman 

Ricardus Doggett yeoman Johannes Wood, yeoman 

Laurentius Bymon, yeoman Nathaniel Same, yeoman 
Henricus Criple, yeoman puddington 

Josephus Tidde, yeoman Jacobus Abbott, yeoman 

HUSBORNE CRAWLEY Anna uxor ejus 

Jacobus Kettle Thomas Abbott, yeoman 
Avis Crawley, spinster chambrook^ 

AMPTHILL Johannes Turkington, yeoman 

Thomas Arnold, yeoman Henricus Scriviner, yeoman 
Willielmus Skittlethorpe, yeoman 

Willielmus Skevlngton de Turvey, yeoman, conviflus apud Bedford 

iiif^ die Augusti Anno xvj^ [1664] Ix^^ 

Stephanus Hathorne, yeoman Petrus Richardson, yeoman 

Ricardus Smith, yeoman Elizabetha Blundell 

Phillipus Norman, yeoman Constantia Stoner, spinster 

Johannes Norris, yeoman Maria Stoner, spinster 

Willielmus Tysoe, yeoman Jacobus Richardson, gen 

Ludovicus Spencer, yeoman 

Elizabetha Blundell de Turvey spinster, convidla est apud Bedford 

prinw die Martij anno xvj^ precedence Ix^^ 

Petrus Richardson, yeoman strigsden^ 

Constantia Stoner, spinster Jacobus Richardson, gen 

Maria Stoner, spinster uxor ejus 


[great marlow] 
Elizabetha uxor Edwardi Goodrich de Marlow magna in Comitatu 
predi6lo yeoman, /^^^ . . . triummensium . . . convi6la . . . apud 
Aylesbury in Com Bucks . . . die Martij Anno xvij^ nunc Caroli 
secundi [1665]. 

' Harlington. 2 Westoning. * Query Wilden or Yielden. •* Lidlington. 

° Sharnbrook. ^ Stagsden, 




Osborne de elsdem yeoman jtrlH pro cons 

uxor eius ^IH pro cons 

Maria [Aldridge] uxor ejus 
Georg-Ius Pewsey, yeom 
Gabriel Pewsey, yeom 

uxor eius 
Maria Currier 
Elizabetha Bell, vidua 


Matthoeus Payne, yeoman 
Johanna Payne 
Johannes Cutter, yeoman 


Ricardus Newington, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 


Edwardus Tomkins, yeom 
Maria Wright 


Anna Hester 

Elizabetha uxor Edwardi Sher- 
wood, yeom 


Johanna uxor Danielis Win- 


Henricus Tomkins, yeoman 


Elizabetha Parratt 


Johannes Genester, yeom 

Edwardus Barton, yeom 
Rebecca uxor eius 
Benjaminus Reech, Taylor 

uxor eius 
Thomas Deely, yeoman 
Willielmus fforth, yeoman 

uxor ejus 
Johannes fForest, yeoman 
Willielmus Browne, yeoman 
Willielmus Gyles yeoman 


Henricus Parkes, yeom 

Thomas^ ffarmer, gentleman 

uxor euis 
Johannes^ ffarmer, gentleman 

uxor eius 


Elizabetha Reave 
Cecilia Plumridge 


Elizabetha West 
Martha Childes 
Robertus Greening 


Robertus Swanne, yeoman 
Henricus Perfitt, yeoman 
Willielmus Towres 


Willielmus Moulday, yeoman 


Georgius Salter, yeoman 
ffrancisca uxor eius 
Willielmus Sexton, yeoman 
Katherina uxor eius 
Sara uxor Willielme Medeu, yeom 
Robertus White junior, yeoman 


Willielmus Wilkinson, yeoman 
Thomas Bertlett, yeoman 
uxor eius 


Ricardus Parker, yeoman 

uxor eius 
Dorothea Shirburne 
Symon Bunch 


Isaaccus Penington, gen. 
Maria uxor eius 
Georgius Salter, yeoman 
Rebecca uxor ejus 
Johannes Monck, yeoman 


Robert Aldridge, gen. 

^ These may be Fermors, who preferred the pronunciation of Farmer, 
Barkley, Darby, parson and dark, to Furmer, Burkley, Durby, purson and 
clurk. John Farmer of Great Mario w, Esq^, appears in the Visitation of 1566. 
John Farmer, papist, of Great Marlow, paid ^136 fine for his delinquency in 
1647, and Henry Farmer, papist, of Halton, j^556 in reversion. 

2 Barton-Hartshorn. ^ Hedgerley-Dean. ^ Query, Saunderton. 





Samuel Dorvall, yeoman 


Thomas Deth, yeoman 


Radulphus Trumper, yeom 

Ricardus Martin nuper de Prestwood yeoman alias ditSlus Ricardus 

Martin nuper de Tring in Com. Hertford yeom 
Robertus Jones nuper de Prestwood alias dicSlus Robertus Jones 

nuper de Tring in Com Hertford. 
Anna Pennde Widmorend vidua convidla apud Ayleshurye vitf die 

Augiisti Anno xvj^\\^^^ xV"^ 


Maria Busby, vidua 
Maria Busby, spinster 


Elizabetha Parratt, vidua 


Henricus Tomkins, yeom 


Johannes Dobbs 
Johannes ffisher, yeoman 
Johannes West, yeoman 
Johannes Grand, yeoman 
Johannes Persons, yeoman 
Henricus Price, yeoman 


Robertus House, yeoman 


Thomas fFarmer, yeoman 

uxor ejus 
Johannes ffarmer, yeoman 

uxor ejus 

Osborne, gen. 

uxor ejus 
Johannes Abbindon, yeoman 


Elizabetha uxor Edwardi Good- 
rich, yeoman 


Richardus Newington, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 


Ricardus Payne, yeoman 
Mattheus Payne, yeoman 
Johanna uxor ejus 

Elizabetha Reeve, vidua 

Johannes Hore de Brausfee, yeoman, convi6lus . . . apud Ayleshurgc 
xxvj^ die ffehruarij Armo xvj^"^ [1664] Ix^^ pro cons. 

Penn, vidua 


Elizabetha Parratt, vidua 


Henricus Tomkyns, yeoman 


Maria Busby, vidua 
Maria Bushbry, spinster 


Johannes Dobbs, yeom 
Johannes ffisher, yeoman 

Johannes* West, yeoman 
Johannes Parsons, yeoman 
Johannes Grand, yeoman 
Johannes Price, yeoman 


Willielmus Moody, yeoman 


Ricardus Parker, yeoman 

uxor eius 
Dorothea Sherborne 
Anna Bunce 

1 In the Royal Kalander 1831, the year before its disenfranchisement it is 
still called Agmondesham; but at an earlier date it was known as Amersham 
i.e., Amers-ham, or Amersom. Heraldry connects the place with the sirnames 
of Anselme, Awns-ham or Amondes-ham, Ensam, Hansom, etc. 

» Hogston or Hoggeston. » Query, Great Horwood. 

* The family name appears in the registers of Weston Underwood, com- 
mencing 1715 (Fredk Arth. Crisp's printed copy and J. Orlebar Payne's Old 
Eng. Cath. Missions). ^ Famham Royal. 




Ricardus Newington, yeom Elizabetha Reeve 

Maria uxor ejus marloe magna 

EATON^ Johannes Brinckhyrst, armiger 

Ricardus Payne, yeoman uxor ejus 

Matheus Payne, yeoman Osborne, gen. 

Johanna uxor ejus uxor eius 



Willielmus Tirrold nuper de Buckfield in Com. predi(5lo generosus 
lo^^ . . . tres menses . . . convi6lus . . . apud Newberry . . . xxxj die 
Martij Anno xx Regis nunc Caroli secundi [1668] coram Roberto Pye 
milite Thome Dolman milite, etc. 


Gabriel Young nuper de Binfield gen Ix^^ 

Thomas Newberry nuper de Binfield husbandman Ix^^ 

Anthonius^ Martin, husbandman ashamsted 

Johannes Crabbe, husbandman Thomas Knapp, husbandman 

Joyce Downes, spinster Jana Yates,* vidua 
Elizabetha Prince, spinster east ildesley 

Johannes fFennick, gen Johannes Hewett, husb 

SHEFFORD MAGNA Williclmus fFostcr, husb 

Gibbons, gen Edwardus fFoster, husb 

SOUTH HiNCKSEY Hcnricus Hewett, husb 
Avicia Goodyeard, vidua pangborne 

Elizabetha Selston, vidua Ricardus^ Bagley, butcher 

Elizabetha Anscoe, vid Thomas Tegg, husb. 

Martinus^ Tutchett nuper de Southcott Lodge in the parish of S' 
Mary Reading, armiger Ix^^ 

shinfield uffington 

Johannes Evans, husb Ricardus Ballard, blacksmith 

EARLY Johannes Stephens, husb 

Stephanus Corderoy, gen Ricardus Thatcher, husb 

1 Eton. 2 Query Burghfield or Burfield. 

' In the Non-jurors 1715 is probably his widow: " Elizabeth Martin, of 
Woose Hill, in the parish of Wokingham, widow of Anthony Martin — House as 
her jointure." And this for a husbandman! 

* Possibly one of the Yate family, long settled in the county, whose pro- 
perty at Buckland passed on the death of Sir Charles Yate, Bart, in 1728 to his 
daughter and heir, Mary, wife of Sir Robert Throckmorton, 3rd bart, and 
continued till lately in that family. The name may be held to come from the 
parish of Yate in Gloucestershire, in spite of the canting arms of three gates, 
yates or yats. It may be doubted whether Jane, sister of Sir Benjamin Tich- 
bome, ist bart, who married Francis Yate of Lyford, could be alive in 1667. 

^ Mrs J. Hautenville Cope says that in 1698 Richard Bay ley of Pang- 
bourne and his sons Thomas and William held lands on the north side of the 
Kennet in Sulhamstead-Banister. See p. 83 also. 

* Mr Gillow suggests that this was Mervin Touchet, third son of Mervin, 
twelfth Baron Audley, and second Earl of Castlehavejji, who succeeded to those 
titles in 1684. 


CHiLDREY Mauricius Hutchins, husb 

Sara Clarke, spinster Johannes Goddard, husb 


Maria Warcupp, vidua Thomas Clarke, yeoman 
Anna Greening, vidua wargrave 

Johanna Moren, vidua Franciscus Spencer, husb 
Alicia Drewet, vidua streetley 

Edwardus Moren, husb Thomas Davis, husb 
Lucas Guy, husb sullhmsted banister 

Willielmus Robinson, husb Willielmus Bayly, husb 


Georgius Tomson, husb Johannes Underwood^, husb 

Petrus Dervall, husb Johannes Newberry, husb 
Ricardus Tomson, husb padworth 

Robertus Austin, husb Anna Perkins, spinster 

Willielmus Bishopp, husb Susanna Ham, vidua 
Martha Spott, vidua Knapp, vidua 

Andrew Speycer, husb Ursula Aylett, husb [stc] 

Willielmus Jerome, husb Ricardus Hampton, husb 


Ricardus Worrall, husb 

Georgius^ Browne nuper de Shefford magna miles Balnei . . . trium 

mensium die J ulij anno xix Regis \\^^']\ Ix 

[hampstead norris] 
Johannes* Dancastle nuper de Wellhouse in parochea de Hampsted 
Norres gen ,^ . 


Johannes^ Dancastle, gen Robertus^ Smeaton, gen 

englefield bockhampton in parochia 

Henricus^ Englefield, gen 
^ Or Waltham St Lawrence. 

2 William White of St Martin' s-in-the-Fields, and his wife Martha, declare 
their right for her life to a house in Lawrence- Waltham,yearly value £l^ los.od., 
by the will of her first husband,Francis Underwood (Payne's Non-jurors, 1715)- 

3 Sir George Browne, K.B., of Shefford and Wickham-Breux, co. Kent, 
grandson of Anthony, first Viscount Montagu, who married Eleanor, daughter 
of Richard Blount of Maple-Durham, had two sons named George (his father's 
name) when he attested his pedigree at the Visitation in 1623. 

* John Doncastle [sic], who married Mary, daughter of John Browne, 
brother of Anthony, first Viscount Montagu, certified his pedigree at the Visi- 
tation of 1665, when he was aged sixty-eight. 

^ Perhaps the son of the last, aged twenty-nine at the time of the Visita- 
tion. Married to Anne daughter of Francis Fettiplace of Swyncombe, Oxon, 
whose son was a Catholic Non- juror in 171 5. 

« At the Visitation of 1665 he appears as the son of Sir Francis Englefield, 
baronet, of Wootton-Basset, Wilts, and Jane sister of Anthony first Viscount 
Montagu. He married first Elizabeth Pickford, second Elizabeth dau. of Sir 
Walter Blount of Soddington, and third Anne Husband, by the last of whom he 
had issue. 

' Robert Smeaton certified his pedigree March 23, 1664, as grandson of 
Thomas S. of Golton [sic, query Youlton] N. R. Yorks, his father Leonard S. of 
Huthwaite, N. R. York, and his mother Isabell, daughter of Robert Sothaby of 
Pockhngton, E. R. Yorks. The Visitation shows he had married thrice, the last 
wife being Jane Eyston (1621-1688) sister to William.j 






Johannes Dandridge, husb 
Maria Wathen, vidua 
Maria Heather, vidua 
Maria Midghill, vidua 
Anna ffuller, vidua 


Edwardus ffellowe, husb 
Thomas Eldridg-e, husb 
Katherina ffidler, 
Johames Webb, husb 
Johanna Turner, spinster 
Maria Parker, spinster 


Nicholas Keate, yeoman 


Georgius Eyston,^ gen 


Johannes^ Smalebone, gen 


Jacobus^ Hide, gen 


Georgius White, husb 
Thomas Holmes, husb 


Georgius Hodges, gen 
Johannes Spering, husb 


Johannes Turbervile,^gen 
Nathaniel Rich, gen 


Thomas Englefield,* Barr* 
Ricardus Hambleton, husb 

Johannes ffettiplace,^ gen 

1 " John Smarbone " as he signs his pedigree at the Visitation 1623, shows 
his descent from the Smalebones of Steventon, Berks, his mother being Eliza- 
beth daughter of Robert Fettiplace of Buckland. He married Dorothy daughter 
of William MoUnes of Mongewell, Oxon, and had a son John aged eight in 1623. 

2 Perhaps a mistake for " John." At the Visitation of 1665 Mary, dau. of 
Francis Perkins of Ufton and his wife, Margaret Eyston, is called wife of John 
Hyde, of Hyde End in the parish of Brimpton, and in the Non-jurors 1715, 
Mary, widow of John Hyde, and their sons, John and Francis, are mentioned. 

3 At the Visitation of 1665 " William Turbill alias Turbervill," whose name 
does not even appear in the pedigree (but who may be the same who claimed 
descent, at the same Visitation, from his grandfather William Turberville of 
Cirencester, and used the family arms undefaced. [Harl. Soc. Ivi]), " certified 
on the behalf of Anthony Turbervill, Esq'"," who was of Penllina Castle, 
CO. Glamorgan, and Bradley in Cookham, a pedigree deducing from his 
great-grandfather, Christopher T., of Penlline, Glamorgan, and so on, up to the 
Conquest by other pedigrees. His grandparents' names are given as Jenkin T. 
and CeciUa, dau. of Matthew Herbert of Swansea, instead of Jenkin T. and 
a dau. of Rees ap Rees, as by Burke {Commoners, iv, 653). The Turber- 
ville arms quarter 2 Jastin ap Gurgant, 3 Norreys or Norris of Speke, not 
Penlline, 4. , and over all a bend sinister. Anthony's wife 
is given as Mary, dau. and heir of John Farmer of Bradley, Cookham, which 
accounts for his presence in Berkshire. It is their son John, aged thirty-two in 
1665. He married Anne, dau. of Christopher Anderton of Lostock, Lanes. Their 
three sons, Christopher, Anthony and John, are named. 

* The Englefields took their name from the place in the county near Read- 
ing, and were consequently very ancient. The baronetcy expired in 1812, the 
last baronet being a Catholic of distinction (See Gillow's Diet. Eng. Caths; 
Burke's Extinct Baronetage; Harl. Soc. lvi). 

^ The Fettiplace family acquired the manor of Denchworth about the 
reign of Henry III, and continued in the county. 

^ Son of WiUiam Eyston of East Hendred, by Eleanor, dau. of George 
Smith of Eshe, co. Durham. Born 1636; married 16 Feb., 1663-4, Anne, dau. of 
Robert Dormer, of Peterley in Great Missenden, Bucks, and certified the family 
pedigree in 1664. He was made J. P. in 1688, died 24 April, 1691, and was 
buried at E. Hendred. An old family. MS. says: " He was a great sufferer on the 
score of Religion, was imprisoned and sequestered in the time of Gates' s Plot 
and paid 80 pounds for Latmer [a manor] alone then valued at 120 pound per 
annum." The family inherited the estate about 1443, and still flourishes there, 
consistently Catholic. 



Johannes Reynolds de Harston in com predicto yeom. . . . convictus 
. . . apud castrum Cantahrigieiisis vij"^ Martij anno xvij Caroli 
secundz [166^], &c Ix^'^ 

Thomas Newewater, yeom. 

Johannes Straweke, yeom. 
Maria uxor ejus 
Thomas Disbrow, yeom. 
Elizabetha uxor ejus 
Anna Hatley, vidua 
Willielmus Humerston, yeom 

uxor ejus 
Thomas Allen, yeom. 

uxor ejus 
Johannes Repther, yeom 

uxor ejus 
Willielmus Aspinall 
Maria uxor eius 
Jana uxor Phillipi Hale 
Maria uxor Anthonii Blaney 
Elizabetha uxor Willielmi 

Maria uxor Thome Merrells 
Margareta ffordham, spinster 

Carolus Twine, yeom 

Willielmus Can senior, 

Willielmus Robbinson, yeom 
Phillipus Williamson, yeom 

uxor Johannis Hitch 
Benjaminus Horewell, yeom 

uxor ejus 
Timotheus Cann, yeom 

uxor eius 

Modcapp, vidua 


Robertus Graunt, yeom 

uxor eius 
Thomas Aston, yeom 

uxor eius 

Kent, vidua 

Evans, vidua 


Johannes Greene, yeom 
Johannes Podley, yeom. 

Eyton, yeom 

uxor Johannis Robbin- 
son, yeom 


Watson, vidua 
uxor Willielmi Carrington 
uxor Willielmi Morris, 
Thoma Jaggars, yeom. 
Andreas Ball, yeom 
uxor eius 


Uxor Thome Cotton 
Uxor Francisci Gilman 


Franciscus Dent, yeom 
Thoma Crane, yeom 
Gilbertus Scott, yeom 
Thomas Bradley 


Jana Cartley 


Willielmus ffarmer, yeom 
Batt, vidua 


Jacobus Disbrough 
Henricus Renew, yeom 
Uxor Lamberti Siser, yeom 


Maria Cole, vidua 


Thomas Townesend, yeom. 

uxor ejus 
Thomas Page 

uxor ejus 
Edwardus Smith, yeom 

uxor Johannis Woodle, 

^ Kneesworth in Bassinbourn parish. 
3 Conington. 

2 Gamlingay. 


Johannes Cooke, yeoman Johanna Hill, vidua 
Edwardus Moore, yeom uxor Thome Chambers 

uxor ejus Uxor Robert! Aubbing, yeom 
Maria Thurgfoe, vidua milton 

Uxor Nicholai Sparkes Johannes^ Harris, Armiger 


[great gransden] 

Simon Mason de Gransdon Magna in Com. predicto generosus 

. . . convictus . . . apud Huntingdon secundo die Martij anno xvj^ 

Caro li sectindi [i66^], &€ Ix^^ 

Simon Watson, yeom Ix^^ 

Elizabetha uxor eius Ix^^ 

MariauxorWillielmi Basse, yeom Ix^^ 

YAXLEY holme 

Ricardus Walker, laborer Robertus Johnson, yeom. 

Elizabetha Holme, spinster 


Robertus Ingram de villa Sancte Ivonis yeom convictus . . . apud 

Huntingdon xf^ die Martij anno xvj predicto \\b^^\ lo^^ 

uxor prefati Johannis Ingram xt"^ 

RIPTON REGIS Bennett Cranwell, yeom 

Thoma Parnell, yeoman Robertus Whitesey, yeom 

uxor ejus Willielmus Owen, yeom 

COLNE Thoma King, yeom 

Ricardus Jennings, yeom Franciscus Stephenson, yeom 

uxor eius gransden magna 

Thomas Golding Simon Watson, generosus 

RAMSEY Elizabetha uxor ejus [yeom. 

Galfridus Hawkins, yeom. Maria uxor Willielmi Basse, 

Samuel Nottingham, yeom colne 

colne Thoma Goulding, yeom 

Radulphus Pemberton, yeom Ephany \sic\ uxor eius ' 

Thomas Owen, yeom Jeremia Tayler, yeom. 

[great gransden] 
Simon Watson-^ de Gransdon magna yeom convictus . . . ad 
Hujitingdon j° die Martij anno xvj^ [1664] 
Elizabetha uxor ejus 
Maria Basse uxor Willielmi Basse, yeom 


Christopher Perkinson,yeom. Ricardus Walker, yeoman 
[Sixpenny Handley Hundred] 
Alice Morgan de Hundredo de six penny Handley xx^^ . . . unius 
mensis convictus . . . apud Dorchester . . . xxviij^ die ffebruarij anno 
xvij°. Regis nunc Caroli secundi\_i66^'\ 

1 A short pedigree of the family appears in Harleian Soc. XLI, 107; but it is 
not clear whether of the Visitation of 1575 or 1619. 

^Triplicate entry and once as gentleman. Three convictions within a few 
days may refer to as many terms of recusancy; but they are not stated. 




Thomas Syms de hundredo predicto yeom xx^^ 

Johannes Grey de eodem hundredo yeom xx^^ 

Robertus Still 

Margareta Daniell 
Franciscus Morris 

uxor dicti fFrancisci 
Anna Akerman 


Katherina Shawe 
Henricus Rooke 


Willielmus Warren, yeom. 

Warren uxor predicti 


Willielmus Barru 
Alicia Barru 
Anna Barru 
Elizabetha Barru 


Georgius Penny, armiger 


Franciscus Gardner, yeom 

Gardner uxor predicti 


Charita iford 
Meliora Brickell, spinster 
Ricardus Tuffin, Tailor [cardi 
Tuffin uxor predicti Ri- 
Ricardus Roper de Heybridge . . . xx^^ . . . utnus mensis . . . 
convi6lus . . . apud Chelmsford . . . die Marcij anno xxj difli 

doinini Regis [1669] xo^^ 

Ricardus Roper de Heybridge xo^^ . . . unius mensis . . . convidtis 
apud Chelmsford die Martij xxlij"^ ejusdem, doinini Regis [1670] xy^^ 

Benjaminus Phillips nuper de Pheshey . . . unius mensis . . . 
convi6lus . . . apud^ Bicrtwood xviij fulij anno xxij \\^']6\ . . xx^^ 

Willielmus Osberston nuper de Hempsted xx^ 

^ Burton-Bradstock, near Bridport. 

2 The Napiers were a Scotch family settled In Dorset and connected by mar- 
riag-e with the Russclls of Swyre. George Napier, priest and martyr, was of this 
family, being of the Oxford branch (see C.R.S. I, 123). In the Visitation of Dor- 
setshire, 1623, Arundell Napier is shown as the seventh son of Robert N. of 
Bexington in the parish of Abbotsbury, by Katharine daughter of Edward War- 
ham of Osmington. He must have been quite an infant then, as his eldest brother 
was only sixteen. ^ Owermoigne, near Bridport. 

^Brentwood is probably meant; but manorial, and perhaps other courts, 
used to be held in the hunting Lodge at Chingford, where Bury Wood is. 

Arundell - Napper 


Johannes Painter, gen. 

Painter uxor predicti 
Stephanus fford 

fford uxor predicti Ste- 
Willielmus Lookier, yeom 

Lookier uxor predicti 
Robertus Lookier 

Lookier uxor predicti 
Johannes Cobstock, yeom. 

Cobstock uxor pred 
Willielmus Bonvill 
Thomas Lush 


Maria uxor Nicholai Wade yeom. 


Johanna Stourton 


Katherina Jettershall 
Anna Orchard, vidua 
Margareta Orchard 




Johannes Suckling nuper de eadem xx^^ 


Daniel Elmore 
Johannes Thurston 


Thomas Butler 


Thomas ffretton 

Maria Crissell, spinster, alias 

Maria Crissell uxor predicti 

Thome ffretton 
Susanna Read, spinster 
Thomas nuper de Leigh [sic] 


Thomas Leeds 

Thomas Elliott 

Johanna Elliott uxor predicti 

Johannes^ Burnett senior 
Maria uxor Johannis Burnett 
Georgius Thornes 


Samuel Chelsey 


Daniel Coell 

Prissilla uxor predicti Daniel 

Thomas Bowman 
Maria uxor predicti Thome 
Thomas Maling 
Juditha uxor predicti Thome 


Richardus Hagger 


Georgius Hagger 

Christiana Hagger uxor predicti 

Franciscus Baker 


Johannes Day 
Jacobus Day 

Georgius Churchman 

Thomas Wright 

Margareta Wright uxor predicti 

Margareta Shelford 
Gracia Day 
Priscilla Churchman 
Dina Churchman 
Abrahamus Connell 
Thomas Worley 

Johannes Thompson, generosus 


Henricus Whitbread,^ generosus 
Thomas Addams, Carpenter 
Thomas Cockerell, Carpenter 
Thomas Houchin, husbm 
Johannes Haward, husbm 


Willelmus St Johns 
Johannes Burrell 


Johannes Silliard,^ generosus 
Lucia fflower 
Thomas Rice, husbm. 
Johannes Siday,^^ husbm 
Robertus Elger, husbm 
Johannes Ryvett^^ 


Johannes Smith 


Johannes King 
Johannes Cranfield 
Josephus Cranfield 
Willielnus Hudson 
Willielmus Hatch 
Johannes North 
Georgius Parmenter 
Maria ^^ Niccoll 
Hanna Niccoll 

^ Tilling-ham. - Bradwell-juxta-Mare. ^ In Stansted-Mount-fitchet. 

^Thomas Burnett, a Scotch physician, was practising in Braintree, Essex 
16;^^ {Visitation, Harl. Soc. xiii). 

5 Brundon. « Chishall or Chishill. '^ Faulkbourn. 

^This family fig-ures in the Visitations from 1552 to 1634 {Harl. Soc. xill). 

^ Doubtless a Suliard or Sulyard of Flemying-e in Runwell. 

'<* Syday occasionally in the V^isitations. 

" A few entries in the Visitations Ryvett seems to be synonymous with 

^'■^ Colne-Engaine. 

^^ An Essex family of Nicholl traced from the time of Edward L 



Robertus ^ Hinchley, gen Andreas White 

MOUNT NESSING Henricus Gierke 

Johannes White Sara uxor predidli Henrici 

Johannes Bromard Anna White, spinster 

Georgius ffrenche Katherina^ Kemble, spinster 

Johannes^ Pulley Maria ^ Pinchin, spinster 
Antionius Gumbers chelmsford 

DANBURY Willielmus Hutchinson 

Georgius Brooke Johannes James 


Benedidlus Risbrooke Rogerus Ruscoe 

Elizabetha Underwood , woodham fferris 

Georgius Haward Johannes^ Wale 

Johannes^ Battle Nathaniel Perry 

Johannes Stinton nuper de Littlebury xij mensium anno xx Regis 
nunc Carolz secuftdz [1668] conviBns fuit ad assisas &c, ccxf^ 

Thomas Turner nuper de eadem ccxl^^ 

Reginaldus Turner nup de eadem ccxt"^ 

Johannes Squire ccxt^ 

Sara uxor predicti Johannis Squire ccxt''^ 

Franciscus Johnson nuper de eadem ccxlS^ 

Maria uxor predi6li Henrici ccxlS^ 

Henricus Hamond nuper de Debden ccxd^ 

Susanna uxor predicti Henrici ccxl^^ 

Michael Jackson nuper de Quendon ccxl^^ 



Michael'^ Watts de Thunderidge, xl^^ . . . duonun mensium . . . 

convi£lus . . . apud Hertford xviij die Martij Anno Regni Regis 

nund Caroli secu7idi xxij'^° [1670] a:^ 

Johannes Witham X, 

[hertingfordbury] '\ ffj\- 

Willielmus Archer, Hertingfordbury, tmius mensis JWy 

T\iOvci2,s^ Qrv^:>h^ 7iuper de parochia predicta^y&om. \)^ 

' In Berry's pedigrees of Essex {Harl. xiv, 586) a family of Hinkley is callied 
of Hinkley in Suffolk. 

2 Perhaps first son, by his second wife Mary Skinner, of Richard Pulley of 

' Eight generations of Battles appear in The Visitations, 

^ In Berry's pedigrees {Harl. xiv, 723), mention is made of Sir Thomas 
Kemble, which must be Campbell in 1609. 

^John Pinchon of Writtle, and his wife Elizabeth, dau. and h. of Thomas 
Cornwallis, are the last mentioned in the Visitation of 1634. 

^ A. Wale pedigree in 1634 Visitation. 

'' Sir John Watts was Lord Mayor of London 1606, and his fifth son Thomas 
was of Thundridge ; but no Michael appears in the pedigree {Harl. Soc. xvii 
and xxn). ^ Perhaps a relation of the Grubbes of North Mimms. 


Willielmus Bransby, Bricklayer albury 

Thomas Baldock, yeom Thomas Game 

Thomas Lee, weaver Johannes Shin 

Johannes Hawlton, gen Thomas Wood 

Samuel Axtell, yeom Matheus Orger 

barkway hadham magna 

Josephus Course, labourer Johannes Kemsey 

Johannes^ Goodman, Miller 
Johannes Exton, de Cattered, quatonneiisium, tricesimam diem xx'^ 
Marcii A nno Caroli secundi xxi [ 1 669] iiij 

Willielmus Bucknall Johannes Harrison 

Leonardus Poacocke Willielmus Joyce 

Samuel Dunne 

Willielmus Harwood, nuper de parochia de Reed, duorum mensiuni 

tricesimam diem Marcii Caroli secufidi xxi [i66(^'\ xl^^ 

Matheus Haday tharfield 

Johannes Porter Edwardus Wood 

Edwardus Walch, nuper de Tewing, sex mensium^ primaTU diem 

ffebruari Caroli secufidi xxi \^i66(^^ cxx^^ 

Willielmus Traherne, nuper de parochia, Tayler cxx"^^ 

Thomas Smart, nuper de parochia predicta, butcher cxx^\ 

Cecilia Grapps, nuper de parochia predicta, vidua cxo^\ 

Samuel Traherne, nuper de parochia predicta, Tayler cxx^ 



Margareta Werdon de Leyland hi Com. prediBo virtute cujusdam 

A Bus &c — eo quod non accessit ^c infra unum mensem proxime 

sequentem x diem, Martij An?io xix Regis nunc Caroli secundt 

^c. [1667] xx^^ pro cons 

Isabella Ward, vidua xx^^ pro cons 

Elizabetha Sharpies xx^^ pro cons 

Elizeus Boulton Susama Orell, vid 

Anna uxor eius Radulphus Tildesley* 

Margareta Boulton Edwardus Parker 

Thomas Starkey, husbm. Anna Parker 

Elizabetha uxor eius Gracia Bould 

Jana flfarrington Ricardus lackson 

Willielmus Chorley Alicia White 

Jennett Whithead, vidua Willielmus Whitehead 

Gracia Whittle, vid. Margareta uxor eius 

Ellena uxor Rogeri ffarrington^ Robertus Cowpe, husbm. 

' Goodmans of Rustidon appear in Visitation, Harl. Soc. xxii. 

2 Four score pounds. 

^A branch of the ffaring-tons of Farington and Worden, descended into yeo- 
men. They were recusants temp. Eliz.^ and resided at "Sunbsnape" in Leyland. 

^3rd. son of Major General Sir Thomas Tyldesley, by Frances, dau. of Ralph 
Standish, of Standish. He subsequently resided at Myerscough Lodge. 


Anna [Cowpe] uxor eius Alicia uxor Johannis Dobson 

Maria Tildesley^ Ellena uxor Willielmi Odson 

Willielmus Dickson Maria Smith, vid. 

Margareta uxor eius Anna Nelson, vid. 

Elizabetha Miller, vid. Jana uxor Hugonis Johnson 
Margareta Crook^ uxor Rogeri Elizabetha Chisnall,^ vid. 

Crook yeo. Anna Goodman, vidua 
Anna Somner^ uxor Willielmi Ellena Goodman 

Somner George Dalton 

Alicia Somner, filia eius Uxor eius 

Willielmus Charnock* Alicia Atkinson, vid. 

Jana uxor eius Anna Atkinson, spinster 
Elizabetha Bouck, vid. 


Jana Foster^ Ellena Hoghton '' 

Anna Parker Jacobus Roscow,Alehousekeeper 

Joannes Smith, husb. Anna Roscow 

Ellena ux. eius Ellena Waring, spinster 

Thomas Wright, webster Elizabetha uxor Willielmi 

Ellena Wright Roscow 

Robertus Sharrock, webster lana Roscow 

Bridgit ux eius much hoole 

Anna Wright Ricardus Parke 

Willielmus Sharrock Margareta ux Johannis Wignall 

Anna Waring 


Rogerus Ashton,^ gen. Egidius Chapman 

Uxor ejus 

^Mary, youngest dau. of Sir Thomas Tyldesley. 

^Dau. of Peter Anderton, of Anderton, by Grace, dau. of Wm. RIshton, of 

^The Sumpners were a substantial yeomanry family, and long retained the 
faith. Eliz., dau. and coh. of John Sumpncr, of Leyland, married Nicholas 
Fazakerley, of Fazakerley House, Kirkby, a few years before this date. 

^Eldest son of Roger Chamock, of Blacklach House, commonly known as the 
Old Hall, Leyland, by Anne, dau. of Robert Manley, of Sprotton, co. North- 
ampton, and of RosUston, co. Derby. Leaving no issue, he was succeeded in the 
estate by his brother, the Rev. Robt Chamock alias Manley, archdeacon of the 
Chapter, and V.G. in Lancashire, who died at the Old Hall, 2 Feb., 1670-1, when 
the family became extinct in the male line. 

^Dau. of Alex. Rigby, of Burgh Hall, and widow of Edward Chisenhall, of 

^Of an old recusant family in Chamock Richard, where they were tanners. 
In the eighteenth century there were several priests of the family, who were 
aUied to the Tootells and Daniels. 

'Park Hall, in Chapiock Richard, was the seat of the Hoghtons, descended 
from the Hoghtons of Hoghton Tower. 

8 Roger Ashton, of Littlewood Hall, Ulnes Walton, in the parish of Croston, 
was son and heir of Henry Ashton of the same, by Juliana, dau. of Wm Elston, 
of Brockholes Hall. His father was the youngest son of Thomas Ashton, of 
Croston Hall, by Eliz., dau. of Sir Henry Twyford, of Kenwick, co. Salop. Roger 
married Eliz., dau. of Richard Depdale, of Stratford-on-Avon, co. Warw., and 
left at his death in 1675, a son Henry and five daughters. Croston Hall passed 
to the Traflfords through the marriage of Anne, dau. and eventual heiress of 


Juliana Ashton,^ spinster tarleton 

Thomas Sturzaker Margareta Cuerden 

Jacobus Chaddick- Maria Wignall 

Gracia Pickeringf Henricus Cuerden 

Uxor Willielmi GraddelF Katherina uxor eius 

Elizabetha Graddell, vid. Johannes Parke, carpenter 

Joannes Walmesley Janetta Parke, spinster 

Margareta Worden Henricus Holme 

Hugo lumpe Sara Cance, vidua 

Gilbertus Lancaster Margareta Whittle, spinster 

Uxor eius Alicia Whittle, spinster 

Maria Lancaster, spinster Anna Hill, spinster 

Henricus Martlen Ellen ux Ricardi Legh 

anderton [standish] 

Willielmus Anderton,^ Armiger Thomas Hatch 

Rogerus Anderton Johannes ffelton 

Maria Anderton Jana ux Roberti Johnson 
Gracia Anderton 

farington [penwortham] 

Anna ux. Willielmi Rushton Jana uxor eius [Burton] 

Henricus Sharpies Henricus Knowles 
Ricardus Burton, miller 


Henricus Nelson ^ yeom. Maxemell. Nelson 

Richard Ashton, with John Trafford, fourth son of Sir Cecil Trafford, of TraflFord, 

and is still in that family. ^ 2nd dau. of Roger. 

^Ancestor of theChadwIcks of Burgh Hall, which was finally sold by John 
Fred. Chadwick, who mar. Alice, dau. and coh. of Robt Gillow, of Clifton Hill. 
Several secular priests, Jesuits, and nuns came of this family, the late Rt Rev. 
James Chadwick, bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, being one of its most dis- 
tinguished ornaments. 

3 The Gradells of Barbies Moor in Ulnes Walton were an ancient family, and 
remained staunch to the faith until they became extinct in the direct male line 
upon the death of the Rev. Christopher Gradwell at Shefi&eld in 1758. There were 
several priests of the family, and from a very remote offshoot derived Bishop 
Robert Gradwell and his nephews the Rev. George Gradwell and the late Mgr 
Robert Gradwell of Claughton. The wife of William Gradwell mentioned above 
was Eliz., dau. of John Butler, of Kirkland Hall. There was a chapel and 
priest's hiding-place in the house at Barbies Moor, which is now a farmhouse 
known as Gradwell's. 

^ Eldest son of William Anderton, of Anderton Hall, by Magdalen, dau. of 
Thomas Lacon, of Lindley, co. Salop, and his third brother Roger and his 
sisters Mary and Grace. His next brother, Peter Anderton, of London, citizen and 
dyer, joined with Roger in the sale of the estate for the sum of ;^2,8oo, on 
7 April, 1668, to their distant relative, Francis Anderton, of Lostock Hall, sub- 
sequently created a baronet. It comprised the hall and manor of Anderton. 
Soon afterwards, in the same year, Roger fell dead from his horse whilst riding 
from Ormskirk races. 

^The Nelsons of Mawdesley and of Fairhurst Hall in Wrightington returned 
very imperfect pedigrees at the Visitations of 1613 and 1664. At this time there 
were two branches of the family, one residing at Mawdesley and the other at 
Fairhurst, the rather distinctive name of Maximilian being common to both. 
Several members of both families became Benedictine monks. There was a chapel 
in Fairhurst Hall which was regularly served till the beginning of the nineteenth 
century. They were allied to many of the most ancient Catholic families of the 




Henricus ffinch 
Thomas Harsnepp,^ Husb 
Anna Bannester, spinster 
Robertus Maldesley, Husb. 
Ellena uxor eius 
Ricardus Ascue, husb 
Maria uxor eius 
Edwardus Dicconson^ 
Jana uxor eius 
Jacobus ffinch,^ yeom. 
Emlyn uxor eius 
Henricus ffinch, filius predidli 

Alicia [Nelson] ux eius 
Ricardus Nelson yeom 
Michel Nelson 
Henricus Nelson 
Robertus Turner, yeom. 
Elizabetha ux. eius 
Matheus Turner 
Anna Turner 

Willielmus Eccleston, husb. 
Margareta ux. eius 
Thomas Eccleston 
Maria Hesketh,^ vidua 
Thomas ffinch, Husb. 
Margareta ux eius 


Katherinaux Ricardi Pope, husb. Jana ux Johannis Taylor 


Jana ux. Laurentij Worthington^ Evanus Peirson, blacksmith 

Alicia Worthington Gracia ux. Roberti Brothurs 

Joannes Pearson, blacksmith Willielmus Charnock 

Margareta ux eius Margaretta ux Roberti Marten 
Margeria Blackledge 


Thomas Nelson,*^ gfcn. Anna ux eius 

1 A junior branch of the Heskeths of RufFord Hall. She was probably the 
mother of Dom Thomas Hesketh, O.S.B., bom at Mawdesley in 1655. 

2 The Harsnepps (Haresnape) appear in the rolls from the time of Eliz., 
and two of them became Benedictines in the eighteenth century. 

3 The Dicconsons were at this time represented by Hugh Dicconson, of 
Wrightington Hall, a county justice, whose grandfather, Edward Dicconson, 
of Eccleston and Dicconson in Coppull, brought Wrightington into the family 
through his marriage with the dau. and heiress of John Wrightington. Bishop 
Edward Dicconson, V.A. — N.D., third son of the above Hugh, was born at 
Wrightington Hall in 1670. There was a chapel in the hall, which is now occu- 
pied by the representative of the family, who has assumed the name of Diccon- 
son, and the mission is still in existence, 

* The ancient residence of this staunch family is still held by them, and 
the old chapel and priest's hiding-place, containing the skull of the martyred 
priest, George Hay dock, may yet be seen. Father James Bruno Finch, the last 
of the English Carthusians, was the grandson of Thomas Finch, of Mawdesley, 
and his wife Mary, dau. of Wm Haydock, of Cottam Hall, by Jane, dau, of 
Hugh Anderton, of Euxton Hall. He was admitted into Douay College in 1761, 
and after the dissolution of the monastery at Nieuport found shelter for a 
time under the roof of the Augustinian convent of St Monica at Lou vain, 
whence he came to England, and died at Fernyhalgh, Lancashire, in 182 1. John 
ffinch, the layman martyred at Lancaster in 1584, was a member of the 

^ Laurence was the favourite family name of the Worthingtons of Craw- 
shaw Hall in Adlington, who were intermarried with some good Catholic 
famihes, and some of them appear in the recusant rolls. Lau. Worthington, of 
Crawshaw, returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1665. 

' Thomas Nelson, of Fairhurst Hall, was son of Capt. Maxey Nelson, of the 
same (by Ellen, dau. of Wm Travers, of Nateby Hall) , who was slain in the royal 
cause at Marston Moor in 1644. Thomas Nelson married, first, Bridget, dau. 




Ricardus Nelson 

Elizabetha ux Johannis HalHwell 

Nicholaus HalHwell, yeom. 

Ellena uxor eius 

Thomas Walch 

Uxor eius 

Hug-o Walch, hush 

Uxor eius 

Hug^o Wainwrigfht, Webster 

Ricardus Turner, Webster 

Margareta uxor eius 

Ricardus Wrennall, Husb. 

J ana ux. Willielmi Wrennall 

Katherina Benson, \ndua 

Johannis Stopford, Husb. 

Jana uxor eius 

Willielmus Mawdesley, Carpenter 

Margareta uxor eius 

Petrus Tasker 

Uxor eius 

Joannes Morres, laborer 

Katherina ux eius 

Jana ux Johannis Barton 

Clara ux Ricardi Lancaster, husb 

Jenetta Lancaster, spinster 

Isabella Bridhouse, vid 

Brianus Combroholme, husb 

Katherina ux eius 

Willielmus Wilson sen., husb 

Jenetta Pattrick, vidua 

Johannes Rigby, Taylor 

Randulphus Woodcock, husb 

Jana ux. eius 

of Robt Mc^ynenx, of The Wood, by whom he had a daa., Ellen, wife ci 
Nicholas Halliwell, of Hanock Hill, both named in the text, and, secondly, 
Anne, dau. of Thomas Hesketh, of ilajmes Hall, by whom he had seven sons 
(besides two daughters), of whom Richard, the third, named in the text, was 
professed a Benedictine at Paris in 1679, and two others, Mamns and Anselm, 
were professed there in 16S1 and 1683 respectively. The eldest son, Maximilian 
Nelson, succeeded to the estate. Eventually Fairhurst passed under the will of 
his unde, another Maximilian Nelson, in 1764, to James Nelson Assheton, son 
of John Assheton, and ultimately was transferred through{ an heiress to the 
Riddells of Cheesebum Grange, by whom it was sold. The last resident chaplain 
was Father William Hyacin^ Houghton, O.P., who died at Fairhurst Hall in 
1823, aged eighty-six. The estate now belongs to the Cathohc family of 

^ Laurence Vaux, or Vause, as the name was generally spjelt, the last 
Cathohc warden of the collegiate church of Manchester, was of this stock. He 
was bom at Blackrod, where the family mostly resided. He died of starvation, 
a confessor of the faith, in the Clink prison, in 1585. He was at one time shel- 
tered by Edw. Standish, of Stand ish HaU, with whom he is said to have de- 
posited his books, as well as some of the Manchester church plate and vestments. 
The Vause family appear in the recusant rolls throughout their continuance. 

Willielmus Walch 
Elizabetha uxor eius 
Alexander Shakelady, husb 
Agneta ux eius 
Uxor Thome Hewitt 
Bridg^tta ux Johannis Whaley, 

Margareta Lassell 
Willielmus Baron, Carpenter 
Elizabetha Eccleston, vidua 
Elizabetha Higfson 
Johannes Brindle, ^Vhitsmith 
Alicia ux eius 
Robertus Brindle 
Jacobus Brindle 
Alicia Brindle, spr. 
Ricardus Stanfield, Naylor 
Margareta uxor eius 

Mollineux, vidua 
EUinora Mollineux, spinster 
Elizabeth ux. Abdii Pemberton 
Johannes Halliwell 


Ricardus Tootell 
Henricus Yate 
Isabella ux. W^illielmi Sands 
Anna Watkinson, vidua 
Eliz. ux. Ricardi Knowles 
Dorothy Wignall, vidua 
Maria Abram, vidua 
Ricardus Vause^ 
Anna ux eius 
Evanus Allerton 


Anna Allerton, vidua Thurstanus CowHngf 

Thomas Lea Dorothea ux eius 

Jana ux Willielmi Letherbarrow Johannes Cowling- 

CHORLEY Jana ux eius 

Christopher Rogerson Elizabetha Cowling 

Ricardus Silcock Robertus Warrington 

Anna Gillibrand,^ vidua Jana uxor eius 

Joannes Eaves Edwardus Waring 

Brigitta Chorley^ Dorothea ux eius 

Maria Challener Eliz Wareing 

Anna Mather Anna Wareing 

Margareta Butterhall Eliz Low 

Galfridus Melling Margeria Silcock 

Johannes Buck Ellena Silcock 

Willielmus Tootell Willielmus Heald 

Eliz. Tootell Katherina uxor eius 

Alicia Burscough Willielmus Heald 

Hugo Tootell^ Elleanora Heald 

uxor ejus Anna Heald 

Anna Tootell, vidua Alexander Waring 

Emora Cowling, vidua Ricardus Tootell, junior 

Alicia Cowling, vidua Willielmus Wright 

^ Anne, dau. of William Blundell, of Crosby Hall, mar. Thomas Gilli- 
brand, of Lower Chorley Hall, subsequently known as Gillibrand Hall. This 
ancient Catholic family ended in an heiress, Jane Gillibrand, who married John 
Hawarden, of Lower House, in Widnes, of another very eminent Catholic 
family, whose son, Thomas, assumed the name of Gillibrand. The latter's 
grandson, Henry Hawarden Gillibrand, in his infancy, in 1814, took the name 
of Fazakerley, agreeable to the will of Samuel Hawarden Fazakerley, of 
Fazakerley. Henry's father, Thomas Gillibrand, quarrelled with the priest on 
account of his refusal to allow him to smoke a long clay pipe, or churchwarden, 
whilst sitting in the family pew at chapel, and in consequence let his family 
wander off to the Protestant church, though he himself did not apostatize. 
Upon his death-bed he begged to be reconciled to the Church and requested his 
family to send for the priest, but instead they brought him the parson, and the 
poor man died in great distress. His grandson, a second Henry Hawarden 
Gilhbrand Fazakerley, came to an untimely end, and the extensive estates 
passed to his three sisters and coheiresses, one of whom married Joscelyn 
Fazakerley Tate Westby, of Mowbreck Hall, and are now entirely dispersed. 

2 Bridget Chorley, baptized at Chorley, 25 Oct., 1597, was one of the 
daughters of Wm Chorley, of Chorley Hall, lord of that manor, by Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Crosse, of Crosse Hall, and died at Chorley in 1675. This family 
remained staunch to the very last, being literally stamped out by its sufferings 
for the faith and by its unfortunate adherence to the Stuarts. Richard Chorley, 
of Chorley Hall, was executed at Preston for taking part in the Rising of 1 715; 
his son Charles was also condemned to death for the same cause, but died in 
prison at Liverpool, 8 March, 1715-6; another son, Richard, had his estates for- 
feited, and died s.p.; and two others, Dom John Edward Chorley, O.S.B., and 
Father Thomas Chorley, S.J., both came to untimely deaths caused by these 
troubles in 171 8. 

^ The Tootells of Lower Healey Hall, Chorley, allied to many leading 
county families, were distinguished for their adherence to the faith. Oliver and 
Hugh were favourite family names. The most notable amongst the priests of 
the family were the Rev. Hugh Tootell alias Hesketh, otherwise known as 
Charles Dodd, the church historian. He was nephew of the Rev. Christopher 
Tootell alias Blacoe, dean of Amounderness and grand- vicar for Lancashire, etc. 





Johannes Whittle jun., husb Willielmus Breares, Taylor 

Dorothea Whittle 
Johannes Whittle, yom 
Anna ux eius 
Ricardus Whittle 
Oliver Whittle 
Rog-erus Worsley 
Johannes Breares 
EUena Breres 
Henricus Blackledge 
Anna uxor eius 
Margareta Blackledge 
Laurentius Oram, husb 
lana ux eius 

Isabella Hilton 


Ricardus Lathame, husb. 
Ricardus Wayne, husb 
Jacobus Thomason, Glazier 
Gilbertus Burstow, husb 
Humfredus Traverse, shoemaker 


Janaux Thome Williamson, husb. Jana ux ejus 

Jacobus Critchloe, husb 
Emma uxor eius 
Johannes Chrichloe 
Ellena Churchloe 
Anna Simpson, vidua 
Ricardus Simpson 
Joannes Simpson 
Maria Simpson 
Bridgetta ux. Jacobi Jerrard 
Alicia Wilkinson 
Johannes High, Husb 
Margaret ux. eius 
Johannes Hilton, Husb 
Katherina uxor eius 


Katherina ux eius 

Robertus Stannanoght, whele- 

Eliz ux eius 
Eliz Smith, vidua 

Willelmus Egremancy 

Petrus fFelton 

Johannes Heworth 

Katherina Smith 

Alicia Houghton 

Jana Grimshawe 

Thomas Worthington,^ yeom. 

Maria ux eius 

Galfridus Pilkington, sargent 

Ellena ux ejus 

Dorothy uxor lacobi Bibby 
Agneta ux Willielmi Hilton 
Jana ux Johannis Taylor 
Anna ux Thome Rigby 
Isabella Abbott, vid. 
Maria Richardson, vid. 
Will'us Stanfield, husb. 
Henr' Parke, husb. 
Will'us Rogerson, husb. 
Will'us Baron, glover. 
Eliz. Baron, vid. 

Ricardus Vause, carpenter 


Thomas Worthington,^ gen. Will'us Worthington 

Eduardus Archard Jacobus Buller 

1 Thomas Worthington was a younger son of Thomas Worthington, of 
Blainscow Hall, in Coppull, by Mary, dau. of George Allen, of Rossall Grange, 
brother of Cardinal Allen. He died in 1679, and his widow in 1685. His nephew, 
Thos Worthington, of Blainscow, the squire at this period, was probably abroad. 
The family was descended from the Worthingtons, of Worthington, and 
acquired Blainscow with the heiress of Adam Blainscow. They were always 
staunch to the faith, for which they suffered extremely, both by fine and im- 
prisonment, and finally came to an end about the middle of the eighteenth cen- 
tury. They gave many priests and nuns to the Church. 

2 Thomas Worthington, of Worthington Hall, a wood and plaster build- 
ing erected by Edward Worthington in 1577, was son of Wm Worthington, of 
the same, who returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, being then of the 
age of sixty-five. Thomas Worthington died in 1670, shortly after which the 
estate seems to have passed from the family. 





Margarita [Duller] ux ejus. 
Cecilia ffleetwood, vid. 
Margareta ux Will'i Mathew. 


Maria ux Rogerus Oram 
Margereta Thompson, spr. 
Will'us Halliwell, miller. 
Dorothea ux ejus 
Margarita Halliwell, spr. 
Thomas Sherburne, yeom. 
Jana Moore, vid. 
Daniel Winstanley, mason 
Ellena ux ejus 
Alicia Thompson, vid. 
Ellena ux Jacobi Pilkington 
David Barron, glover 
Katherina ux eius 


Ricardus Cowper, husb. 
Elizabetha ux. eius 
Alicia ux. Johannis Morris 
Ellena ux. Hugonis Tootell 
Thomas Garstang,^ yeo. 
Elizabetha ux. eius 
Johannes Hilton, carpenter 
Anna uxor eius. 


Thomas Woodcock, ^ yom. Ellena Westby, vid. 

Anna Woodcock Thomas Cowper 

Alicia Jackson, vid. Ellena ux Johannis Goodwyn 

Thomas flfazackerley, webster. 
Ellena Vaudon, spr. 


Thomas Prescott, husb. 

Alicia ux; eius 

Margarett Prescott 

Thomas Miller husb. 

Margareta ux. eius 

Jana Ryding, vid 

Ricardus Naylor, whitesmith 

Elizabetha ux. Johannis Eccles- 

ton, husb 
Anna Stannanought, spinster 
Alicia Moore, spinster 
Isabella Dwarthack 

•WOODS [leyland] 

Jenetta Cocker, vid. 
Willielmus Astley, Cowper 
Willielmus Pope, husb. 
Agnes Hughes, vid. 
Johannes Garstage, husb. 
Jacobus Garstage 
Elizabetha ux. Johannis Melling 

Ricardus Partington 
Jenetta uxor eius 
Radulphus Murley, husb. 
Radulphus Murley filius eius 
Thomas Miller, carpenter 
Anna ux. eius 
Rogerus Dawson, Webster 
Elizabetha Rivington, spinster 
Hugo Pope, webster 
Ellena Worden, vid. 

WOODS [leyland] 

Katherina ux predi6ti Hugonis 

Thomas Charneley, husb. 
Margareta ux eius 
Agnes ux Eduardi Whittle 
Jacobus Sharrock, smith 
Margareta ux eius 
Hugo Studart, webster 
Jacobus Gorton, webster 
Willielmus Harrison 

^ His will was proved in 1 669. 

2 Thomas Woodcock, of Woodcock Hall in Cuerden, gent.,where the family 
had resided for centuries. The venerable martyr, Father John Woodcock alias 
Francis jffarington, O.S.F., who suffered at Lancaster in 1646, was of this 
family, being son of Thomas Woodcock and his wife Dorothy, dau. of James 
Anderton, of Clayton Hall. The Woodcocks of Lemon House, Walton-le-dsde, 
were descended from the same family, and always retained the faith. 




fFrancisca ux Johannis Critchley^ Janetta Bateson 

Ricardus Sharrock, husb. 
Willielmus Sharrock 
Johannes Withing-ton, husb. 
Thomas Withing-ton 
Ellena ux. eius 
Jana ux Radulphi ffidler^ 
Ellena Withing-ton, vid 


Margaretta Parke 

Alicia ux Radulphi Bayley 

Elizabetha Gerrard, vid 

Thomas Waring-, husbm. 

Thomas W^almesley, husbm 

Eliz ux eius 

Ricardus Blackburne, husbm 

Dorothea ux eius 

Thomas Garstang^ 

Johannes Bateson 

Henricus Cocker, husbm 

Jacobus Gerrard^ 

Maria uxor eius 

Dorothea ux Henrici Byard 

Anna ux Thome Woodcock 

Jacobus ffisher 

Margareta ux eius 

Oliver Gerrard 

Uxor eius 

Henricus Byard, Husbm 

Ellena ux eius 

Johannes Waring, Tayler 

Jana ux eius 

Johannes Waring- 

Jacobus Waring-e 

Ricardus Abbott ^ 

Uxor eius 

Ricardus Crooke, husbm 

1 The name Critchley, Critchlow, Croitchley, Crouchley, Chrichlow, 
Chricklow, Churchloe, etc., may be found spelt in as many different forms as 
that of Shakespeare. The family annually appears in the recusant rolls from 
beginning to end. At one time it enjoyed a good position. Oliver Chrichlow, 
born about 1607, son of Ralph Chrichlow, sen., of Clayton, and Cath. Tootell, 
his wife, was thrown into the Tower of London whilst proceeding to Douay 
College in 1624 with his brother William. Another brother, Richard, was also 
captured on the Thames, and was imprisoned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 
All three were subsequently ordained priests at the English College at Rome, 
and used the alias of Foster. Oliver eventually became chaplain to the Ander- 
tons at Clayton Hall, where he died and was buried at Leyland, 29 Augt, 1671. 
One of them about this time married a Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower, and 
obtained Clock House, Lea, where they resided till the early part of the nine- 
teenth century. 

2 Her family probably resided here. Her husband, Ralph ffidler, resided at 
ffidlers, in Sidgreaves Lane, Lea, where his descendants continued till 1827. 
They were intermarried with the Halls, Haydocks, Postlethwaites, Carters, 
and other good Catholic families, of whom came many priests. 

3 An old recusant family. Dom William Dunstan Garstang, O.S.B., was 
bom at Brindle in 1736 and died in 1814. Rev. Robert Garstang, who died in 
1869, was of the same family. 

* The Gerards, of St Helen's Well, Brindle, were a branch of the Gerards, 
of Bryn, now represented by Lord Gerard. One of them was ancestor of Henry 
Gerard, of Bamfurlong Hall, who returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664. 
Early in the seventeenth century the Brindle Gerards obtained property at 
Haighton, their residence being subsequently known as Gerard's Hall, and 
finaUy as Haighton House. The last of this branch was a nun at Taunton, her 
brother, Evan John Gerard, having died unmarried in 1832, aged twenty-eight. 
His grandfather and namesake married secondly the widow of Henry Roper, 
tenth Baron Teynham. Haighton was then purchased by James Francis 
Anderton, whose son Wilfrid is the present owner. Some of the Gerards con- 
tinued to reside at St Helen's Well, where Mass was said by Father John 
Penketh alias Birkett, S.J., in 1669 and subsequent years. They retained the 
faith, but gradually descended in the social scale, and the name is still common 
in Brindle. 

5 The Abbotts of Brindle were recusants throughout penal times, and in 
the nineteenth century gave several priests to the Church. 




Margaretta Abbott 

Elizabetha Cowper, vid. 

Thomas Cowpe,^ weaver 

Anna Cowpe 

Margareta Wrenna 

Elizabetha ux Johannis Livesey 

Andreas Almon,^ weaver 

Roger Almon 

AHcia Almon 

Ellena Cowper 

Johannes Abbott 

Uxor eius 

Willielmus Beateson, Taylor 

Evanus Oram 

Ellena uxor eius 

Johannes Wilkinson 

Oliver Dawson 

Uxor eius 

Willielmus Hilton 

Uxor eius 

Thomas Hilton 

Alice ux eius 

Ricardus Riddle, cowper 

Gracia ux. eius 

Anna Shuttleworth 

Georg-ius Boulton ^ 

Laurentius Clayton, weaver 

Uxor eius 

Johannes Stanfeld 

Uxor eius 

Ricardus Clayton, Taylor 

Uxor eius 

Alicia Gerrard, vid. 

Jacobus Catterall, husb 

Uxor eius 

Johannes Gregson, husb. 

Uxor eius 

Ricadus Pro6ler, weaver 

Uxor eius 

Oliver Dawson 

Uxor eius 

Thomas Bateson, weaver 

Uxor eius 

Robertus Castoe 

Alicia Porter vid 

Willielmus Oram 

Uxor eius 

Alicia Bateson, spinster 

Elizabetha Bateson, spinster 

Thomas Potter, weaver 

Jennetta Potter 

Cicelia ux Georgij Steward 

Margareta Levesey 

Johannes Hilton, Tanner 

Johannes Cowborne 

Ricardus Shawe 

Ux eius 

Ellena Shaw 

Edwardus Abbot, husb. 

Jacobus Abbott, weaver 

Johannes Balshaw, husb. 

Anna Parker 

Ux Johannis Whittle 

Robertus Dawson 

Roger Catterell 

Uxor eius 

Robertus Blackledge, weaver 

Uxor eius 

Christopher Blackledge, weaver 

Ux Henrici Gerrard 

Ricardus Baitson 

Uxor eius 

Jacobus Catterall 

Ux eius 

Henricus Gerrard, husb. 

Uxor eius 

Thomas Gerrard, husb. 

Ux eius 

Henricus Waring, Tayler 

Uxor eius 

Henricus Gerrard 

Jenetta Bond 

Margareta uxor Oliveri Gerrard 

Johannes Gerard, husb. 

Uxor eius 

Ricardus Baitson, weaver 

Uxor eius 

Jenetta Cowper, vid 

^ The Cowpes, Coupes, or Coops were closely connected with the mission 
at Brindle, as they kept the chapel-house. Dom Thomas Jerome Coupe, O.S.B., 
born in 1754 at South Hill, Chorley, where the chapel was removed, came of 
this family. 

2 Andrew Almond was buried at Brindle 14 Nov., 1669. 

=» Of this family was Dom John Anselm Bolton, O.S.B., born at Brindle 
in 1735, and died at Birtley in 1802. 





Johannes Sharrock, jun'^, husb. 

Uxor eius 

Anna Horobyn 

Jacobus Sharrock, weaver 


Thomas Higham 
EHzabetha ux eius 
Johannes Higham 


Willielmus Lucas 
Roger Pilkington 
Margareta ux. eius 
Jacobus Gerrard 
Johannes Turner 
Anna Adlington 
EHzabetha Riding 


Johannes Trafford,- gen 
Anna ux eius 
Gracia Gregson 
Dorothea Osbaldston^ 
Johannes Sarle 
Ellena ux eius 
Samuel Thorpe 
Elizabeth uxor eius 
Ellena ux Thome Robinson 
Edwardus Ryding 
Margareta ux eius 


Uxor eius [Sharrock] 
Thomas Worthington 
Anna Rushton 
Ellena Valentine, vid 

Margareta Higham 

Ellena ux. Laureneij Breares^ 

Laurencius Wattnough^ 
Temperancia Spencer, vid^ 
Margareta Worthington 
Georgius Thompson 
Jana ux eius 
Maria Thompson 
Willielmus Naylor, Taylor 
Anna ux Thurstani Knowles 
Johannes Dandy 
Jeneta ux eius 

EHzabetha ux. Jacobi Crooke 
Christopher Crooke 
Johannes Crooke 
Margareta Butler, vid. 
Ricardus Thompson 
Anna ux eius 
Johannes Turner 
Gilbertus Dandy 
EHzabetha ux eius 
Thomas Stanfeld 
Elizabeth ux eius 
Ellena ux. Willelmi Houghton 
Jana Hodgson, vid. 
Robertus Hodgson 
Anna Hodgson 
Jeneta ffinch, spinster 
Margareta Naylor, vid. 

Ursilla ux. Bartholomei 
Ellena Bimson, vid 
Margareta Worsley, vid 
Willielmus Worseley 
Johannes Withington 
Nicholaus Atherton 
Margareta ux eius 
Ricardus Monck 
Jana ux eius 

^ Descended from John Breres, of Adlington, second son of Lawrence 
Breres, of Walton Hall, in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, by Eliz., dau. of 
Thos Gillibrand, of Chorley Hall. They appear regularly in the recusant rolls. 

2 John Trafford, sixth son of Sir Cecil Trafford, of Trafford, Knt, married 
Anne, dau. and heiress of Richard Ashton, of Croston Hall, and thus brought 
that estate into the Trafford family. He died 25 Feb., 1686, aged fifty-two, and 
his wife 15 Augt, 1699. 

^ Dorothy Osbaldeston was the sixth dau. of Alex. Osbaldeston, of Sun- 
derland Hall, by Holcroft, dau. of Robt Hesketh, of Rufford Hall, and would 
only be on a visit to Croston Hall. 

* Ursula was bur. at Croston 6 Augt, 1678, and her husband 27 Sept., 1679. 

^ There were several recusant families of the name of Watmough, pro- 
bably related, as Laurence was common to them all. Dom Arthur Francis Wat- 
mough, O.S.B., bom in 1665, came of one of them. 

* Temperance Spencer was bur. at Croston 27 June, 1698. 


Willielmus Abbott Ellena [Hasker] ux. eius 

Cecilia ux eius Dorothea Estom^ 

Johannes Hasker Radulphus Whittle 


Cecilia ux Johannis Cliff 


Edwardus Booker, husb. Elizabetha ux Johannis Nixon, 

Jenetta ux eius husb 

Ricardus Bowker Margareta ux Ricardi Crosse, 

Maria ux Edvvardi Bamford husb. 

Elizabetha Barrett, vid. Blanch Whaley 

Ellena ux Willielmi Johnson, Jennetta Blackhurst, spinster 


Henricus Walton Elizabetha Kellett 


Jennetta ux Johannis Jumpe" Jana ux. Galfridi Carleton 

Margareta Bannester, vid. Alicia ux Willielmi Dandy 

Adamus Bannester ^ Margareta ux Edvvardi Loxham 


Ricardus Girlington,* gen. Thomas fFanderscore 

Anna ux. eius Bridgitta Johns 

Elizabetha Girlington Ricardus fFanderscore 

Anna ux Alexandri Cliffy Johannes fil. eius 

Margareta ffishwick, vid Edwardus Moulden, husb. 

Henricus Whittle Alicia Wilcock vid 

Margareta ux eius Margareta ux Edwardi Moulden 

Robertus Whittle Thomas Sharrock, husb. 

Elizabetha ux Jacobi Liule [Liu- Johannes fil eius 

esle, or Livesey] Henricus Wilcock,'' Boxmaker 

Willielmus ffanderscore,^ Joyner Elizabetha ux eius 
Johannes ffanderscore Ricardus Almon, husb. 

^ Dorothy Easthamwas bur. at Croston 30 March, 1684. 

2 The Jumps were recusants at Hesketh cum Becconsall from the reign of 
Elizabeth, and have always retained the faith. Dom Harry Gilbert Jump, prior 
of Sheen Anglorum at Nieuport, who died in 1774, was a member of this family. 
He was bom i Aug., 1712, admitted into Douay College, 14 June, 1730, left on 
account of ill-health 15 May, 1733, and subsequently joined the Carthusians. 

^ The Banisters of Hesketh Bank, recusants throughout, were an offshoot 
from the Banastres or Banisters of Bank Hall, now represented by Lord Lilford. 
Adam and Henry were names common to both families. There were several 
priests of the junior branch, the last of whom, the Rev. Henry Banister alias 
Rutter, of Dodding Green, son of Adam Banister, of Hesketh Bank, was uncle 
to the Rt Rev. Alexander Goss, D.D., second bishop of Liverpool. 

^ Richard Girlington was no doubt one of the family of Girlington, of Thur- 
land Castle, but his name does not appear in the very imperfect pedigree re- 
turned at the Visitation of 1664. He died at Withnell, and was buried at Brindle, 
23 Mch, 1698. His dau. Elizabeth was bur. 26 Jan,, 1693. 

^ Alexander Cliff was bur. at Brindle 10 June, 1685, and another of the same 
name, of Withnell, 23 March, 1687. 

^ In the Brindle registers this name appears as Fanderschew, Fendestcure, 
Fandersker, Faneskun, Fanscure, Fanspurr, and Vandersouer. 

' His wife was bur. at Brindle 27 Dec, 1694, ^-iid he himself 16 Oct., 1709. 
The family at various times resided at Hoghton, Thorp Green in Brindle, and 




Radulphus Gregson 
Elizabetha Galloway, vid 
Georgius Wilkinson, husb. 
Katherina Horabin 
Maria Ward, vid 
Maria Lucas, vid 
Johannes Lucas sen., husb. 
Ricardus Lucas, husb. 
Ricardus Livesay 
Bridgitta Carter, spinster 
Jana Abbott, vid 
J ana Houghton, vid 
Johannes Berry, husb. 
Maria Berry, vid 
Willielmus Clayton, husb. 
Jenetta ux eius 
Johannes Caton 
Elizabetha Caton, spinster 
Ellena Caton 

Ricardus Lucas junior, husb. 
Maria ux eius 
Robertus Caton, husb. 
Isabella ux eius 
Johannes Abbott 
Ellena ux. eius 
Margareta Abbott, vid 
Isabella Abbott, vid 
ffranciscus Crosfield, husb. 

Johannes Whitfield, webstar 
Johannes Wilkinson, husb. 


Arthurus Hilton 
Anna Highoe 
Jana Houghton 
Thomas Holland 
Maria ux eius 
Anna Holland 
Thomas Rooper 
Jana ux eius 
Janetta Woodward 
Henricus ffox 
Jana ux eius 
Ricardus Heaton 
Gracia ux eius 
Willielmus Taylor 
Katherina ux eius 
Willielmus Browne 
Maria ux eius 
Ellena Rigby 
Elizabetha Anderton 
Margareta Aspinall 

Margareta fil eius 

Nicholai Cart- 

Katherina ux 

Margareta Hall 
Jana filia Margareta Hall 

Margareta ux eius 


Radulphus Woodward ^ 
ffleetwood ux eius 
fFrancisca ux Seath Prescott^ 
Thomas Holme 
Isabella ux eius 
Hugo Holme, husb. 

Willielmus Holme, husb 
Anna Holme, spinster 
Radulphus Rumford, husb. 
Anna ux eius 
Thomas Sharpies, husb. 
Dorothea ux eius 

Balderstone. Dom Peter Wilcock, O.S.B., professed in Spain, died at St Gre- 
gory's, Douay, about 1619. Another Dom Peter Wilcock, O.S.B., born at Thorp 
Green, died in 1776. His brother James, by his first wife Margery, dau. of Mr 
Gerard, of Brindle, was great-grandfather of Edward Wilcock, bom in 18 10, a 
solicitor in Preston, who published some small pieces of poetry; and James's 
grandson by his second wife was the the Rev. Peter Wilcock, a Lisbon priest, 
who died in 1857, aged seventy-nine, and was the translator of Bede's Lives of 
the Abbots of Wearmouth. 

* Ralph Woodward, of Shevington Hall, married Fleetwood, dau. of Alex- 
ander Breres, of Lathom, son and heir of Edmund Breres, of Lower Brockholes 
Hall, by Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Tyldesley, attorney general for the county. 
Ralph had a son and namesake, bom in 1656, and another named John, besides 
three daughters, according to the pedigree he returned at the Visitation in 
1664, but about twenty years after his death in 1683 the estate seems to have 
passed out of the family after a possession of centuries. The Woodwards were 
staunch recusants, and intermarried with many leading families of the county. 

* Aunt of Ralph Woodward, and dau. of his grandfather and namesake. 




Ellena ux Johannis Turner 
EUena ux Laurencij Gaskell 
Cecilia ux Ricardi Shakelady 
Jana ux Edwardi Pilking-ton 
Johannes Gatliffe, weaver 


Willielmus Wearden 
Katherina ux eius 
Petrus Wearden 
Jenetta ux eius 
Henricus Hoope 
Jenetta ux eius 
Radulphus Pope 
Anna ux eius 
Lambertus Boward 


Anna (Boward) ux eius 
Thomas Garrett 
Anna ux eius 

Isabella ux Ricardi Robinson 
Alicia ux Ricardi Southworth 
Ellena ux Johannes Charnley 
Alicia ux Thome Taylor 
Alicia Spencer, vid 
Laurencius Spencer 
Willielmus Spencer 
Alicia ux Willielmi Maior 
Cecilia Wallinghurst 
Margareta ux Willielmi Boulton 
Alicia Knowles, vid 

Margareta Rigby, spinster 
Alicia Rigby, spinster 
Thomas Moore, husb. 
Jenetta ux eius 
Ricardus Moore fil predicti Thome 

Robertus Hodgson, husb 
Maria ux eius 

Margareta ux Willielmi Tootell 
Jenetta Houghton, vid 
Ricardus Houghton, 
Hugo Woodcock, yoman 

ux eius 
Willielmus Woodcock 


Ricardus Mosse 

Martha Mawdesley serva 

di6li Ricardi Mosse 
Georgius Boydall servus predidli 

Ricardi Mosse 
Edwardus Mosse 
Thomas Enscoe [Ainscough] 
Ellinora ux eius 
Alicia Bannister serva predicti 

Thome Enscoe 
Thomas Burscow 
Thomas Waring 
Dorothea ux eius 

Willielmus Melling, husb. 
Ellena ux eius 
Anna Hodgson, vid. 
Willielmus Radsworth, husb 
Margareta Radsworth, spinster 
Thomas Roskow,^ husb. 
Anna, ux eius 
Laurencius Breares, yoman 

ux eius 
Jana Melling, spinster 
Alicia Nixon, vid 
Anna ffisher, vid 
Henricus Unsworth, laborer 
Alicia ux eius 


Ricardus Waringe 

Ux eius 

Jenetta Waringe fil predi<5li 

Elizabetha Holland 
Maria Holland fil predi6le Eliza- 

bethe Holland 
Petrus Aspinall 
Cicilia ux eius 
Georgius Rigmaiden^ 
Jana ux eius 
Georgius Rigmaiden fil predi6li 


' The Roscows of Runshaw in Euxton and of Chamock Richard were 
staunch recusants. Bro. Joseph Roscow, O.S.B., bom at Runshaw, died at 
Paris in 1709. 

^ The Rigmaidens were descended from a younger son of the Rigmaidens 
of Wedacre Hall. Of this junior branch were Fr John Rigmaiden, S.J., and 
Dom Simeon Benedict Rigmaiden, O.S.B., nephews of Dom John Maurus 
Rigmaiden, bom 1672, died 1759. 




Margareta Rigmaiden filia pre- 

di6li Georgij 
Elizabetha Rigmaiden filia pre- 

di61:i Georgij 
Alicia Rigmaiden filia predidli 

Margeria Rigmaiden filia pre- 
di6li Georgij Rigmaiden sen'' 
Jana Rigmaiden filia predi6li 

Georgij Rigmaiden sen. 
Willielmus Rigmaiden 
Jenetta ux eius 
Johannes Gregson 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Gracia Gregson, filia predidli 

Willielmus Rigmaiden 
Uxor eius 

Nathaniell Worthington 
Margeria ux eius 
Hugo Cowper 
Jana ux eius 
Ellena Cowper, filia predicti 

Margareta ux Jacobi Cowper 
Margareta Cowper filia predi6li 

Jacobi Cowper 
Willielmus Holme sen. 
Clara ux eius 
Henricus Houlden 
Ursilla ux eius 
Georgius Prescott 
Maria ux eius 
Willielmus Cowper 
Margareta ux eius 
Anna Gregson vid 
Anna ux. Hugonis Spencer 
Elizabetha Spencer filia predi6li 

Henricus Spencer 
Anna Spencer ux eius 
Ricardus Worthington 
Margareta ux eius 
Eduardus Worthington filius 

predi6li Ricardi 
Jana Worthington filia predi6li 

Margeria Worthington ^ ux 

Ricardi Worthington, sen. 

^ She died in 1684, her husband 

Maria Worthington filia pre- 

di6li Ricardi Worthington 

Bridgitta Worthington filia pre- 

di6li Ricardi Worthington 

Jana Worthington filia predi6li 

Ricardi Worthington sen. 
ffleetwood Worthington spinster 
Jana Gregson serva predi6li 

Ricardi Worthington sen. 
Petrus Rainford 
Katherina ux eius 
Katherina ux Johannis Mar- 

Anna Rigby, vid 
Ricardus Norcrosse, skoole- 

Margareta ux Petri Harrison 
Anna Haydock, spinster 
Jana Gabbott, spinster 
Thomas Haydock 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Agnes Cooper, vid. 
Elizabeth Broad 
Hugo Hodgkinson 
Maria ux eius 
Cecilia Marclough, vid. 
Anna Lathome vid 
Elizabetha ux Johannis Spencer 
Petrus Marclough 
Jana ux eius 

Laurencius Roby, Cobler 
Margareta ux Radulphi ff'or- 

Petrus Stock 
Anna ux eius 

Margareta Bradshaw, vid 
Alicia Bradshaw, filia predicte 

Jana Bradshaw, filia predicte 

Anna Griffin vid 
Isabella ux Thome Dutton 
Ricardus German 
Ricardus Waringe, jun. 
Anna ux eius 
Willielmus Burscough 
Ux eius 
having predeceased her in 1670. 




Margareta ux Johannis Shar- 

Ellena Waynwright 

Elizabetha ux Thome Sephton x^^ 

Ricardus Waynwright 

AHcia ux eius 

Margaretta ux Willlelmi Stop- 

Henricus Heskin 

Jana ux eius 

Henricus Heskin 

Jana ux eius 

Willielmus Heskin 

Alicia ux eius 

Margareta ux Thome Whaley, 

Willielmus Ratcliffe 

Margareta ux eius 

Johannes Carre 

Anna Carre filia predict! Johan- 
nis Carre 

Jana Carre filia predicti Johannis 

Ellena Carre filia predicti Johan- 

Willielmus Bootle 

Margaretta ux eius 

Anna Mawdesley, vid 

Margareta uxor Ricardi Holland 

Elizabetha Holland, filia predicti 

Robertus Carre 

Margareta ux eius 

Henricus Bannester 

Maria ux eius 

Robertus Moscropp 

Ellena ux eius 

Edwardus Gregson 

Katherina ux eius 

Radulphus ff"orshaw sen. 

Katherina ux eius 

Thomas Salthouse 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Trinity Cookham 

Ellena ux eius 

Johannes Mollineux 

Margareta ux eius 

Thomas Mason 

Johannes Ottee 

Jana ux eius 

Elizabetha Hornby, vid 

Johannes Scaresbrick 

Ellena ux eius 

Ellena Allerton, vid. 

Margaretta Allerton, vid. 

Ricardus Long^ 

Hillary Long 

Anna Long 

Ellena ux Bernard Ingham 

Johannes Thelfall 

Alicia ux eius 

Alicia Blackledge, vid 

Johannes Vose 

Ellena ux eius 

Johannes Rutter 

Anna Boydell 

Jacobus Burscough 

Margareta ux eius 

Jacobus Bootle 

Anna ux eius 

Margareta ux Johannis Baly 

Jacobus Croper 

Edwardus Gerard 

Ellena ux eius 

Elizabetha ux Henrici Gill 

Margareta ux Laurencij Tyrer 

Elizabetha ux Ricardi Naylor 

Ricardus Mercer 

Radulphus flforshaw 

Katherina ux eius 

Margaretta Hunt 

• Richard Longe, son of Ellas Longe.M.D., of Ormskirk, and his wife Alice, 
dau. of Richard Ashton, of Croston Hall, was bom in 1634, and resided, with 
his younger brother Hillary and his sister Ann at Burscough House, otherwise 
known as the Hall of Burscough or Little Burscough, in Lathom. In this very 
year, 1667, he and the above brother and sister joined by their only surviving 
brother, Henry Longe alias Cansfield, chaplain to the Sherburnes at Stonyhurst, 
conveyed Burscough Hall and fourteen acres of land to Peter Lathom, then of 
Mawdesley, but subsequently of Bispham, who by will dated 2 Apr., 1700, left 
the estate in secret trust for the benefit of the priest serving the mission. Lathom 
died in 1702, and from that period down to the present day there has been an 
unbroken succession of incumbents, though a new chapel replaced the old one 
in the hall about 18 1 5, when the moat surrounding the mansion was filled up. 




Katherina ux Johannis Yates 

Margretta ux Rogeri Barton 

Elizabetha Oker, vid 

Elizabetha Gettenby 

Johannes Gettenby 

Maria Hankin 

Elizabetha Hankin, fiha predicte 

Marie Hankin 
Maria Collendg, vid 
Maria Collendg, filia predicte 



Johannes Hunt 
Johannes Laurenson, Taylor 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Ricardus Carter, husb. 


Ricardus Goulden ^ 

Anna ux eius 

Johannes Goulden, filius predi6li 

Maria Goulden, filia predicti 

Alicia Goulden, filia predicti 

Nicholaus ffizakerley 

Alicia Thelwall, vid 
JanaThelwall, filiapredicte Aliciae 
Henricus Thelwall 
Anna Thelwall serviens Addami 

Willielmus Brotherton 
Margarett Brotherton 


Johannes Cowley 

Ux eius 

Anna Crofte, vid 

Elizabetha Morres 

Maria Morres filia predicte Eliza- 

Elizabetha Morres jun filia pre- 
dicte Elizabethae 

Anna Morres filia predicte Eliza- 

Margareta Ridiart 

Elizabetha Croft 

Henricus Orford 

Anna ux eius 

Henricus Orford filius predicti 

Jana Bradshaw 

Thomas Croft 

Ellena Barker, vid 


Ricardus Gerrard,^ armiger Thomas King servus predicti 

Judea ux eius Ricardi 

' The Goldens or Gouldens had always retained the faith, and were a very 
good Catholic family. Richard Goulden, of Winwick Hall, which at a later period 
became the rectory, was son of Thomas Goulden, of Winwick, and his wife 
Jane, and married Anne, dau. of John Hawarden, of Widnes, gent. He died in 
1690. He had several brothers, John, Henry, James, all recusants 1623-39, and 
apparently Nicholas, who is said in an old clergy obituary to have gone to St 
Omer's College, whence he went to that at Valladolid, and subsequently passed 
under the names of Nicholas Fortescue and Fortescue Goulden. The same record 
says he was born at the Hall of Winwick, and died in London 5 May, 1676. He 
does not appear under his own name or that of Fortescue in the Valladolid Diary, 
but he may probably be identical with Nicholas Collins alias Ashton, who went 
to the College at the age of nineteen in 1627, and having been ordained priest was 
sent to England in 1633. The Goldens early in the eighteenth century resided at 
Hardshaw Hall, in Windle-with-Hardshaw, when Thomas Golden, of that 
place, and Richard Parkinson, of Broughton, married the two daughters of 
Richard Cottam, of Bannister Hey in Claughton. The latter was father of the 
Rev. Thomas Parkinson alias Golden and James Parkinson alias Cottam, bom 
in 1 71 3 and 171 5 respectively. Mr Parkinson alias Golden served Blackbrook 
and Hardshaw Hall missions, was killed by a heavy stone slate falling upon his 
head, 7 March, 175 1, and was buried at Windleshaw. Hardshaw Hall and the 
manor of St Helens subsequently passed to John Penketh Cottam, whose 
descendants spell their name Cotham. 

2 Richard Gerard, bom 161 3, second surviving son of Sir Thomas Gerard, 
second baronet, of Brjm, by Frances, dau. of Sir Richard Molyneux, of Sefton, 




Willielmus ffleetvvood 
Thurstan Arrowsmith 
Ellena ux eius 
Radulphus Key 
Anna ux. eius 
Margfareta Key filia predict! 

Radulphi Key 
Johannes Bate 
Margeria ux euis 
Johannes Bate fil predicti Johan- 


Bate filia predicti 

Bate filia predicti 

fil predicti 

Alicia [Hey] ux eius 
Radulphus Piatt sen"" ^ 
Ellena ux eius 
Elizabetha Piatt filia predict. 

Radulphus Piatt jun*" fil. predict. 

Anna ux eius 
Ella Piatt 
Eduardus Piatt 
Oliverus Piatt 
Johannes Piatt 
Ellena Ballard 
Seath Wright 
Jana ux eius 
Johannes Lawton 
Jana ux eius 
Roger ffisher 
Willielmus Arrowsmith 
Willielmus Stopworth 



Johannes Key 
Anna ux eius 
Radulphus Key 

Thomas Bate 
Johannes Hey 

Roger Twisse 
Maria ux eius 
Margareta Croft 
Matheus Richards 
Ux eius 

Anna Unscombe 
Katherina Boydell 
Henricus Richards 
Ux eius 

Ricardus Harrison 
Margareta Richardson 

Bart, at the age of twenty-one went to Maryland with Mr Calvert, Lord Balti- 
more's uncle. In 1635 he returned to Europe and raised a company of foot, with 
which he went into the service of the King of Spain in the Low Countries. 
Upon the civil wars breaking out he raised a regiment of foot guards for Queen 
Henrietta Maria, and upon arrival in England marched with her Majesty to 
Oxford. After the restoration he became cup-bearer in ordinary to the Queen- 
mother at Somerset House, an office which he retained till her majesty's death. 
He married, first, Frances, dau. of Sir Ralph Hansby, of Tickhill Castle, by 
whom he had a son who died in infancy, and, secondly, Judith, dau. of Sir 
Nicholas Stewart, of Pateshall, co. Northampton. Colonel Gerard died at Ince 
Hall, which he had purchased from his cousin Thomas Gerard, 5 Sept, 1686. 
Ince descended to the colonel's great granddaughter, Mary Gerard, who carried 
the estate in marriage to John Walmesley, father of Richard Walmesley, of 
Westwood House, in whose descendants it still remains. Ince Old Hall was a 
half-timbered house surrounded by a moat, and the domestic chapel was regu- 
larly served throughout the days of the penal laws. 

• Ancestor of the Rev. Ralph Piatt, forty-five years priest at Puddington 
Hall, Cheshire, who died there 13 Feb., 1837, aged seventy-eight, whose 
brother, John, of Orford, near Warrington, was father of Canon James Piatt, of 
Bishop Thornton, and the Very Rev. Ralph Provost Piatt, D.D., of Dodding 
GreeU; who died in 1874. 


Johannes Richardson 
Jacobus Richardson 
Ellena Parpoint 
Henricus Hardman sen. 
Ellena ux eius 
Johannes Boywyn 
Ricardus Morres 
Thomas Morres 
Jana ux eius 
Thomas Unsworth 


Thomas Jameson^ 

Alicia ux eius 

Jacobus Thomason 

Alicia ux eius 

Johannes Jamieson ah'asThoma- 

son filius predicti Jacobi 




Hugo Orrell 

Elizabetha Patt 

Johannes Thomason, Taylor 

Christopherus Bayte 

Thomas Worthington 

Margretta ux eius 

Henricus Richardson 

Anna ux eius 

Johannes Thomason, Carpenter 

Ricardus Twisse 

Katherina ux eius 

Ellena ux Jacobi Wynstanly 

Thomas Winstanley 

Margretta Owen 
Anna Ligoe [Lithgoe] 
Ricardus Allinson 

Elizabetha Adlon 
Alicia Hyton 
Maria Banck 
Robertus Talbott 
Elizabetha Unsworth 

Elizabetha [Winstanley] ux eius 

Thomas Harrison 

Margretta Taylor, vid 

Alicia Taylor filia predicte Mar- 

Elizabetha Taylor filia predicte 

Oliverus Potter 
Margretta ux eius 
Ellena Ashton, vid 
Walterus Harris 
Susanna ux eius 
Willielmus Harris fil predicti 

Martha Harris 
Johannes Birchall, webster 
Margaret Birchall, spinster 
Eduardus Unsworth, wheele- 

Elizabetha ux eius 


Elizabetha Cranck 
Maria Harrison 
Willielmus Bannester 


Michell Lees 
Anna Hand 
Johannes Hunt 
Elizabetha Hunt 

Thomas Lord 
Margrett ux Johannis 

Jana Ashton 
Thomas Ashton 
Laurencius Crowchlow 
Katherina ux eius 
Thomas Leadbeater 

INCE [wigan] 

Thomas Grundy 
Ince Alicia ux eius 

Radulphus Bridge 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Ellena Colborne 
Christoferus Goodowe 
Robertus Pinnington 
Alicia Glover 
ditton [prescot] 
Petrus Howard Elizabetha Mather, vid 

Jenetta ux eius Willielmus Mather fil predicte 

Jacobus Cowley Elizabethe 

Jana ux eius Maria Mather 

* Thomas Jameson married Alice, dau. of Ralph Seddon, of Aspull, and was 
father of the Rev. Richard Jameson alias Seddon, who was chaplain to the 
Gerards at Garswood or Bryn, and also to Viscount Molyneux at Croxteth Hall 
and Bardsea Hall, and died i Nov., 1734. Another son, the Rev. Thomas Jame- 
son alias Seddon, bom 5 May, 1667, was serving Birchley Hall in 1696, was still 
there in 1717, and apparently died there within the next two years. 


Hugo Rowson Ellena [Rowson] ux eius 

Margretta ux eius Estea Gatwisley 

Sara ux Johannis Tildesley Johannes Waynwright 

Ricardus Rowson Margretta ux eius 

Margretta ux eius Henricus Rowson 
Willielmus Row^son 


Ellena ux Edwardi Wynstanley^ Ux eius [Orrell] 

Ellena Johnson Jana Orrell, spinster 

Radulphus Scott^ Alicia Molineux, vid 

Elizabetha ux ejus Henricus Ashton 

Ricardus Rylands Jana ux eius 

Jana ux eius Alicia Scott, vid 

Margeria Ryland fil predicti Elizabeth Scott, spinster 

Ricardi Henricus Gorse 

Thomas Naylor Isabella ux eius 

Anna Naylor, spinster Jana ux Jacobi Rigby^ 

Johannes Naylor Margrett Topping, vid 

Maria ux ejus Elizabetha Darbyshire, vid 

Jacobus OrrelF Jana MellingservaArthuri Barker 

^ Edward Winstanley, gent., died in i68o, and his wife six years earlier. The 
family was descended from the Winstanleys of Winstanley Hall, in the adjoin- 
ing township of Winstanley, where Edmund Winstanley died in 1593. A name- 
sake of the latter in a previous generation married Mary, relict of Thomas 
Bjnrom, of Byrom, and dau. of Sir Thomas Langton, Baron of Newton, by Eliz., 
dau. of Sir Edward Stanley, Lord Monteagle; and the family intermarried 
with the Molyneux, Crosse, fErance, Culcheth, and other leading families, 
Edward's son WiUiam, of Highfield, in Pemberton, was a non-juror in 171 7, and 
his son Edward married Margery, dau. of Thomas Hothersall, of Hothersall 
Hall, and coheiress to her brother John. There were several priests of the 
family, of whom Edmund, some time chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk at Work- 
sop, died at Maple Durham in 1783, and his nephew and namesake, Dr Edmund 
Winstanley, died president of the English College at Lisbon in 1852. 

2 Ralph Scott married Ehz., dau. of Cuthbert Hesketh, of White Hill, and 
died in 1669. The family was a very ancient one, and always remained staunch to 
the faith. The Scots subsequently intermarried with the Hawardens and other 
good families, and ended in the last half of the eighteenth century with Mary, 
dau. and heiress of Thomas Scott, of Wigan, and his wife Alathea, coheiress and 
surviving sister of Christopher Anderton, of Wigan. 

3 James Orrell died in 1671. His father, Humphrey, was a recusant as early 
as 9 Car. I. The family claimed to be descended from the Orrells of Turton 
Tower, who represented the original family seated at Orrell. James's son Hum- 
phrey removed the family seat to Blackbrook House, in Parr. He married Ann, 
dau. of Christopher Gradell, of Barbies Moor, and his wife, a Nelson of Fair- 
hurst, and was succeeded by his son James, who was father of the two priests, 
John and Joseph. The last male of the family, the Rev. Philip Orrell, died at 
tjshaw College in 1866, after which the estate passed to charitable uses, and the 
mansion became a convent. The Orrells claimed the lordship of Parr, but held 
no manorial court. 

* Of this family were the Revs. James Rigby alias Barker, D.D., born 
about 1671, and Lawrence Rigby alias Barker, born 1675, sons of Alexander 
Rigby and his wife Margaret Jameson. The former died in London in 1731, and 
the latter, after being Superior of St Gregory's Seminary at Paris, died in the 
same year at Wycliffe. Of a later generation were the Revs Thomas Rigby, 
D.D., V.G. of the London District, who died in 1815, aged sixty-eight, and John 





Johannes Lancaster EUinora Grice 

Margretta ux eius Alicia ux Henrici Grice 

ffrancisca ux Laurencij Johnson 


Johannes Hunt Anna ux Rolandi Ashton 

Elizabetha ux eius Anna ux Henrici Lyon 

Ricardus Chilshall, laborer Maria ux Willielmi Case 

Anna ux eius Ellinora Thomason, vid. 

little woolton [childwall] 

Johannes Cooke 
Margretta ux eius 
Elizabetha Boulton 
Ellena Webster 

Thomas Leigh 

Alicia ux eius 

Johannes Mollyneux 

Oliver Jolley 

Elizabetha ux eius. 

Ellena ux Johannis Rycroft 

Ellena Twelfield 

Gracia ux Thome Rothwell 

Ellena Morris, vid 

Margretta Houghton, vid 


Maria Williams 
Anna Wetherbey, vid 

Elizabetha Miller, vid. 
Willielmus Hunt, husb. 
Ellena Hunt fil. eius 
Maria ux Eduardi Gill 
HAIGH [wigan] 

Elizabetha Wetherbey, spinster 
Elizabetha Standish, spinster 
Margretta ux Cornelij fFell 
Anna ux Roberti Worrall 
Margareta ux Radulphi Parre 
Willielmus Hurdens 
Maria ux eius 
Elizabetha Carter, spinster 
Maria Walls, spinster 
Ricardus Gorse 
Martha ux eius. 
Jana fformby 
Katherina Leadbeater 

Anna Standish, vid 


Christopherus Jackson nuper de Margeriaux Edwardi Kenwright 

Ellena ux eius 
Christopherus Harrison 
Jacobus ffoster 
Margretta ux ejus 
Henricus Wakefield 
Margretta Wakefield 
Jana Wakefield 
Henricus Patton 
Maria Patton 
Anna ffletcher 

Jenetta ux Roberti Rowsterth 

Willielmus Hill 

Maria ux eius. 

Willielmus Smith 

Anna ux eius 

Maria Ganty 

Johannes Ganty, jun' 

Margretta Howard 

Johannes ffoster 

Ricardus Cowley^ 

Rigby, D.D., sometime Superior of St Gregory's Seminary at Paris, who died 
at Lancaster in 1818, sons of Richard Rigby of Pemberton and his wife Mary, 
dau. of Edward Winstanley, of Pemberton, by Margaret, sister and coheiress 
of John Hothersall, of Hothersall Hall. 

1 Thomas and John Cowley alias Bannister, sons of Robert Cowley and 
his wife Alice Bannister, of Bold in the parish of Prescot, were ordained at Rome 
in 1 63 1 and 1634, and died on the English mission 17 Nov., 1663, and 27 Sept., 
1662, respectively. John Cowley alias Fisher, son of Matthew Cowley and his 
wife Jane Fisher, of Bold, was ordained at Rome in 1666, and came to England 


Margretta Cowley Jacobus Cowley 

Anna ux Henrici Cowley Margaretta Holt 

Margareta Cowley Johannes Vallentyne 

Gracia Smith Mauda Smith 

PARR [prescot] 

Brianus Howard, husband. Margretta Owen, vid 

Elizabetha Parr, vid Margretta AUum, vid 


[Eleanor] Eccleston de Eccle- ffranciscus Heaward 

ston,i vid Anna Webster, vid 

Johannes Heaward Ricardus Holland 

Thomas Malbon,^generosus. Anna ux eius 

Maria ux eius. Elizabeth Colley, vid 

WINDLE [prescot] 

Ricardus EgertondeWindle,^gen. Lucia Wilkinson, vid. 

ux ejus Elizabetha Piatt, vid 

Johannes Egerton fil eius Elizabetha Clarke, spinster 

Elizabetha ux Roberti Ireland 


Margeria Moore, vid Ricardus Norres gen fil predicti 

Jana Harrison, spinster Henr. 

Johannes ffletcher Katherina ux Ricardi Stockley 

Ux eius Jana ux Thome Glover 

Ricardus Woods Agnes Hemes 

ux eius Andreas Sergeant 

Anna ux Johis Watnough Eduardus Stockley 

Henricus Norres,** gen Dorothy ux. Johannis Smarley 

ux eius 
in 1669. His father died in 1686. William Cowley alias Martin, who became an 
alumnus of Douay in 1672, was a member of the Chapter in 1710. Dom Wm 
Greg. Cowley, O.S.B., probably of the same family, born in 1732, died in 1799. 

1 Henry Eccleston, of Eccleston Hall, died in 1665, aged twenty-eight. His 
widow, Eleanor, was dau. of Robert Blundell, of Ince Blundell. Their only son, 
Thomas Eccleston became a Jesuit, and died 30 Dec, 1743, aged eighty-four. 
Consequently the estate passed to his second cousin once removed, John Gor- 
such, of Gorsuch Hall, whose grandfather, Edward Gorsuch, who died in 1656, 
had married Mary, dau. of Henry Eccleston, of Eccleston Hall, by Mary, dau. 
of John Osbaldeston, of Osbaldeston Hall. John Gorsuch assumed the name of 
Eccleston, but died s.p. in 1742, when the Eccleston estate passed to Basil 
Thomas Scarisbrick, of Scarisbrick Hall, who likewise assumed the name of 

2 The Malbons, descended from an old Cheshire family, were recusants re- 
siding at " Glugsmore " in Eccleston temp. Eliz., and also at Prescot. One of 
them, John Malbon, was at Scarisbrick Hall in 1688, and was supposed by 
Father Bulbeck to be the chaplain (Foley, Records S.J. vii, 1404), but there is 
no record of the name in any of the college registers. In 1717, Robert Malbon, of 
Wootton Wawen, co. Warwick, gent., registered an estate in Lancashire. The 
family was connected with the Gerards of Bryn. 

3 He died in 1670. The family appears in the recusant rolls as of Windle 
and Parr from a much earlier period. 

^ Henry Norreys returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1665, being then 
of the age of sixty-five. His wife was Catherine, dau. of Sir Alexander Barlow, 
of Barlow Hall. His son Richard, who died in 1687, aged forty-four, married 
Helen, dau. of Henry Carter, of Roby. Richard Norreys, younger brother of 
Henry, married Anne, dau. of Sir Cuthbert Clifton, of Clifton and Lytham. 




Thomas Tarleton et iix eius 
Elizabetha Houghton 
Anna ux Mathei Walker 
Ellena Miller 

Ellena ux. Johannis Bennett 
Andreas Mercer 


Ellena Sheppard,^ vid 
Sisillia Sheppard, spinster 
Robertus Sheppard, husb. 
Alicia ux eius 

Ellena Norres, vid 

Thomas Pennington 

Margeria ux Ricardi Mollineux 

Elizabetha Coney 

Robertus Melling 

Georgius Wakefield 

Jana Hulme, vid 

Humfridus Hulme fil predictii 

Ellena Troughton, vid 
Margaretta Hull, spinster 

Margareta ux Willielmi Dale 
Margeria ux Willielmi Copple 

Ellena Stock, vid. 


Petrus Hardes, yom. Anna ux eius 

Alicia ux eius 

Margaretta Hardes, spinster 

Robertus ffleetwood, Husbnd. 

Margeria ux 

Ricardus Abram, yom 


Ellena Plumpton Jana ux Johannis Ireland 

Henricus Hulgreave^ Alicia ux Henrici ffazakerley 


Wilhelmus Norres,^ gen Georgius Holme, husb. 

Eduardus Norres, gen Alicia Holme 

1 The Shepherds of Sefton, and of Broughton near Preston, where their 
residence adjoined the old chapel at Lady Well, Fernyhalgh, were a family 
greatly respected by the clergy, who entrusted them with much church pro- 
perty. The above Robert Shepherd is described as of Broughton, gent., in 1685, 
and one of the same name, with a wife Alice and a sister Cicely, of Sefton, regis- 
tered his estate as a non-juror in 1717. Robert's son, John, born 7 Jan., 1678, 
was ordained priest at Lisbon, and died in London, 27 Oct., 1761. He was re- 
lated to the Tootells and Mellings. Another priest, the Rev. Thomas Shepherd, 
born 28 Oct., 1720, was son of William Shepherd, of Croxteth, gent., and his 
wife, Mary Blundell. He was ordained at Douay, and died at Nuthill in Holder- 
ness 19 Jan., 1774. Joseph Shepherd, son of William Shepherd, of Broughton, 
gent., and his wife Priscilla Barton, born 27 July, 1738, was ordained at Douay, 
22 Dec, 1764, and died rector of the English College at Valladolid, 3 Oct., 1796. 
His nephew and namesake, born at Bolton, was ordained priest at Valladolid, 
and established the mission in his native town, whence he promoted missions at 
Rochdale and Bury, and died at Bolton 28 Jan., 1825. Dame Anne Mar>' 
Teresa Shepherd, O.S.B., born at Sefton in 1762, and her sister. Dame Helen 
Augustina, born in 1764, were abbesses of the convent at Cambrai 1802-6 and 
1814-18 respectively. 

2 Henry Hulgreave, of Halewood, died in 1672. 

3 The Norreys family, of Speke Hall, in the parish of Childwall, one of the 
most ancient in the county, hitherto had been staunch in its recusancy. 
Thomas Norreys, the squire of this period, returned a pedigree at the Visitation 
of 1664. He appears in the recusant rolls temp. Car. /, but through marrying a 
Protestant his family fell away from the faith of their ancestors. William 
Norreys, mentioned above, was a younger brother of Thomas, and was still on 
the rolls in 1681, and descendants of younger sons retained the faith for long 
afterwards. Many of them joined the Society of Jesus, of whom were three 
of the sons of John Norreys, of Speke, and his wife, Eleanor Beauvoy, one of 




Elizabetha Cassey 
Georgius Bridge 
Edwardus Mollyneux, webster 
Johannes Turner, Carpenter 
Jacobus Arrowsmith, Smith 
Anna ux eius 
Alicia Pendleton, spinster 
Willielmus Hulgrave, husb 
Anna ux eius 

Johannes Gooday, webster 
Anna Hitchmough 
Henricus MoUineux 
EUinora ux eius 
Alicia Pilkington 
EUena Wainwright 
Willielmus Godday, husb. 
Radulphus Hunt, webster 
Margeria ux eius 
Ellena Cooke, vid 
Ellenora Goodday 
Willielmus Skulorer, husbm 
Willielmus Rishtish, lab. 
Sislea ux eius 
Sara Skolorer, vid. 
Johannes Cooke, husb. 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Margareta Almond, vid 
Cuthbertus Almond 
Elizabetha Almond, Spinster 
Anna Almond, spinster 
Elizabetha Waynwrighte 
Johannes MoUineux 
Johannes Tyrer, husbm. 

Margaretta [Tyrer] ux eius 
Thomas Brooks, husbm 
Alicia ux eius 
Elizabeth Brooks, spinster 
Alicia Edwardson, vid 
Willielmus Lathome 
Henricus Lathome 
Katherina Pilkington 
Thomas Harrison, husbm 
Eduardus Harrison 
Margretta Rice, vid. 
Johannes MoUineux 
Margaretta Hay, spinst 
Eduardus Pilkington, Lab. 
Johannes Rice, Lab. 
Hugo Pilkington, Lab. 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Johannes Nelson, Lab. 
Katherina ux eius 
Johannes Harrison, Lab. 
Jana ex eius 
Anna Ballard, vid 
Jana Challonor,^ vid 
Alicia Waynwright, spinster 
Anna Challoner, spinster 
Jacobus Pilkington, husbm 
Margaretta ux eius 
Margeria Waynwright, spinster 
Katherina Pilkington, vid 
Hugo Pilkington, Lab. 
Johannes Lynaker, Lab. 
Eduardus Lathome, Lab. 
Isabella ux eius 

them dying in 1722, aged sixty-eight. The family soon came to an end after its 
apostacy, and the estate passed with the marriage of a coheiress in 1736 to Lord 
Sydney Beauclerk, fifth son of Charles, first Duke of St Albans, a worthless 
fortune hunter, whose son sold the estate to Richard Watt. The Hall, re- 
erected by Edward Norreys in 1598, is the finest specimen of black and white 
existing in the county. 

1 The Chaloners of Speke and Garston were great sufferers for the faith,and 
annually appear in the recusant rolls. For several years from 1582 one of the 
daughters, Helen Chaloner, was immured in Salford Gaol, and very cruelly 
treated. Another member of the family, John Chaloner, was ordained priest 
at Douay in 1605 ; William was ordained at Valladolid, entered the Society in 
the Province of Castile in 1659, and died at St Albans College; Henry Chaloner 
alias Ormes, only son of William Chaloner, and his wife Alice Ormes, of Garston, 
entered the Society, and died at Liege in 1673, aged thirty-four; and finally 
Edward, son of Edward Chaloner, of Speke, and his wife Jane Harrison, the 
widow named above, born in May, 1640, died a student in the English College 
at Lisbon in 1662, The Chaloners always retained the faith. In the nineteenth 
century they amassed a considerable fortune in the mahogany and timber 
trade, the last of the family, Edward Chaloner of Oak Hill, Liverpool, dying 
12 Feb., 1874, aged seventy-five. 



Jacobus Lawrenson, Lab. Maria Henshall 

Eduardus Lawrenson Eduardus Challoner 

Petrus Plumpton, husbm Willielmus Challoner 

Jana ux eius Anna Challoner, spinster 

Georgfius Plumpton Ricardus Waynewright, Lab. 

Johannes Hey, husbm Margareta ux eius 

Margareta ux eius EUionora Williamson 


Christopherus Norres,^ gen. Katherina ux eius 

Henricus Dwarrious,^ husb. Alicia Whitfield, spinster 

Ellena ux eius Radulphus Plombe, Turner 

Johannes Poole, Lab. Eduardus Hitchmough,^ Taylor 

Jana Heaward, spinster Christiana ux eius 

Willielmus Plombe, husb. Ellena Taylor, vid 

Dorothea ux eius Robertus Taylor 

Willielmus Dwarrious, husbm. Alicia Wisall, vid [Wiswall] 
Margaretta ux eius Margaretta Wisall, vid 

Thomas ffazakerley, shoemaker Willielmus Mercer, husb. 
Eduardus ffazakerley Jana ux eius 

Anna ux eius Thomas Hill, husb. 

Thomas Hitchmough, jun'^ Margeria ux eius 

Elizabetha ux eius Anna Miller, vid 

Henricus ffell, husb 

1 Fourth son of William Norreys, of Speke Hall, by Margt, dau. of Sir 
Thomas Saulesbury, of Llewenny, co. Denbigh, and younger brother of Thomas 
Norreys, the then squire of Speke, who married Cath., dau. of Sir Henry Cara- 
way, alderman of the City of London, and whose children were the first to be 
brought up Protestants. 

'^ The Dwerrihouse family, always Catholic, leased a farm in Greasindale 
within Carston for many generations from the Norreys family. Sister Mary 
Josepha Dwerrihouse, O.S.B., dau. of Thomas Dwerrihouse, of Creasindale, 
yeoman, died at Cambria in 1786, aged twenty-five. 

3 The Hitchmoughs of Garston and Speke, tenants of the Norreys family, 
annually appear in the rolls from the earliest period. Otherwise such good 
Catholics, they had the misfortune to give birth to one who turned out 
perhaps the worst informer, priest-catcher, and persecutor of the eighteenth 
century. This was Richard Hitchmough alias Barker, grandson of Edward 
Hitchmough above, and son of Thomas Hitchmough, of Garston, and his wife 
Mary Barker. He was sent with some of his relations to Douay College, whence 
he was expelled for ill-behaviour in 1699, but proceeding to Rome obtained 
admittance into the English College there, at the age of twenty-four, and was 
ordained priest in 1702. Upon his return to England he served at several 
missions in Lancashire, but owing to his irregular life he was sent to a com- 
munity in France. Thence he was quickly expelled on account of drunkenness, 
in or before 17 14, and coming to England set up as government-informer and 
priest-catcher, and in that capacity apprehended in London in 17 14 his old 
college friend at Douay, the Rev. Laurence Breres, and also endeavoured to 
seize Bishop Giffard. When the Forfeited Estates Commission was appointed 
after the Jacobite rising of 171 5, Hitchmough became very active, especially 
in his native county, and was responsible for the incarceration of many Catho- 
lics and the loss of an immense amount of Catholic property. For his infamous 
services he was rewarded, in Nov., 1720, with the vicarage of Whenby, in the 
arch-diocese of York, but this he did not long enjoy, for, as Mr Payne points 
out {Records of the English Catholics of 171 5), the living was declared vacant 
" per mortem naturalem Richardi Hitchmough " on the date of the next pre- 
sentation in April, 1724. This appears to be the only record of the death of this 
unhappy wretch. 



WilHelmus Hope Alicia ffidler, vid 

Elizabetha ux eius Jenetta ux Johannis Hindley sen. 

Ellena Lithg-oe, vid WilHelmus Bradshaw 

Robertus Lithgoe Alicia ux eius 

WilHelmus Lithgoe Elizabetha Burscough 

Johannes als Tildesley Isabella ux Johannis Parkinson 

Ricardus Smith Ellenora Holcroft ^ sen. 

Maria ux eius Ellenora Holcroft jun. 

Anna Howart, vid Ellena Rylands, vid. 

tyldesley cum shackerley [leigh] 

Lambertus Bury Katherina Hope, vid 

WilHelmus Berry Ricardus Hope 

Elizabetha ux eius Johannes Hope 

Rogerus Hilton Ellinora Parting-ton 

Elizabetha ux eius Jacobus Holcroft 

Anna Hilton, vid Emma ux eius 

Jana Sutton Maria Hilton 


Ricardus Massey^ Hamletta Massey 

Alicia ux eius Eduardus Standish 

Franciscus Massey WilHelmus Sale 

* Eleanor Holcroft, senior, was the widow of Thomas Holcroft, of Holcroft 
Hall, in Culcheth. She was daughter of Thomas Birch, of Birch Hall. She had 
two daughters, coheiresses to the Holcroft estates, Eleanor, named in the text, 
and Margaret. Mrs Holcroft married, secondly, Henry Bunbury, of the family 
of baronets of Bunbury and Stanney, co. Chester, and died at Holcroft Hall in 
1 7 1 1 . The mansion and a moiety of the manor of Holcroft passed to the Tyl- 
desleys, her daughter Eleanor having married in 1679 the Jacobist diarist, 
Thomas Tyldesley, of Morleys Hall in Astley and Myerscough Lodge. Mrs 
Tyldesley died in Nov., 1693, a-i^d the moiety of the Holcroft property passed 
to her son, Edward Tyldesley, who joined the Chevalier de St George at Preston 
in 171 5, and was tried for high treason but acquitted. His son, James Tyldesley, 
who was out with Prince Charles Edward in 1745, died in 1768, soon after which 
Holcroft Hall, Morleys Hall in Astley, and the remnant of the ancient Tyl- 
desley estates passed into the hands of strangers, and the family is now lost in 
obscurity. Margaret, the younger daughter of Mrs Holcroft and coheiress to the 
Holcroft estates, married, first. Sir Richard Standish, Bart, of Duxbury, by 
whom she had a son, Sir Thomas Standish, and, secondly. Sir Thomas Stanley, 
Bart, of Bickerstaff Hall, whose eldest son by his first wife, Sir Edward Stan^ 
ley, succeeded as eleventh Earl of Derby. 

2 Richard Mascy, of Rixton Hall, who died in December of this very year, 
1667, was twice married, first, to Frances, dau. of Francis Plowden, of Plowden 
Hall, CO. Salop, who died in 1645, 3-nd by whom he had two sons — Hamlet, bom 

1641, who died in his father's lifetime in Dec, 1665, and Francis, bom about 

1642, who died in 1675, when Rixton passed to his son Richard — and two 
daughters, Doro. and Frances, who were already nuns abroad at this time; 
secondly, to Alice, dau. of Sir Cuthbert Clifton, of Lytham, who died in May, 
1674, ^nd by whom he had a son, Richard, who died in 1681, and a daughter, 
Catherine, who became a nun. The last may be identical with " Hamletta " of 
the text. Eventually the estates passed to George Meynell, of Aldborough, co. 
York, whose father and namesake, of Aldborough and Dalton, married, in 
1 68 1, Mary, sole child and heiress of the above Hamlet Mascy, by Margaret, 
dau. and coheir of Sir Edward More, of Thelwall, co. Chester, Bart. 





Thomas Tickle 

Ricardus Taylor 

Willielmus fferanlee [? Fearnley] 

Johannes Etherington 

Franciscus Bennett 

Margareta Herdsford 

Ellena Barron 

Alicia Pickerfant 

Willielmus Hornby 

Gilbertus Whitfield 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Thomas Hill 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Robertus Massey 

Jenetta ux eius 

Willielmus Harsnett 

Anna ux eius 

Alicia Lee^ vid 

Anna Lee fil eius 

Willielmus Speakman 

Ellena ux eius 

Margaretta Clare 

Thomas Clare 

Hugo Herford 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Anna Lee 

Thomas Rothwell 

Maria ux eius 

Thomas Rothwell, fil predicti 

Anna Rothwell, fil predicti Thome 
Margaret Hale, vid 
Elizabetha Towneley 
Robertus Guest 


Johannes Marsh 
Alicia ux eius 
Radulphus Bate 
Margareta Smith 
Ricardus Booth 
Ricardus Potter 
Jenetta ux eius 
Thomas Unsworth 
Maria ux eius 
Radulphus Smith 

Ricardus Leigh 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Thomas Pynington 
Jana ux eius 
Johannes Pinnington 
Ellena Heyes, vid 
Willielmus Rigby 

Ricardus Sale^ 

1 Richard Sale, of Hopcar, Bedford, in the parish of Leigh, returned a pedi- 
gree at the Visitation of 1664. The family always retained the faith, and appears 
on the recusant rolls from the very first. Richard Sale was the son and heir of 
WilHam Sale, of Hopcar, by Anne, dau. of Sir John Nevill, of Leversedge, co. 
York, and coheiress of her brother, Father Edmund Nevill, S.J., who died in 
1646, aged eighty-six. His uncle, John Sale, younger son of Gilbert Sale, by 
Agnes, dau. of Roger Urmston, of Lostock, was a priest serving in this district 
in 1632, and probably used the alias of Urmston; and his younger brother, 
Father Edmund Sale alias Nevill, S.J., died in 1647, aged forty-three. He mar- 
ried Philippa, dau. of Christopher Wyvill, eldest son of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, 
Knt and Bart, of Constable Burton, co. York, and died in 1685. He had three 
sons and two daughters — Gilbert, his successor, aged thirty in 1664; Richard 
Sale alias Nevill, a secular priest, baptized 1641, came to England from the Eng- 
lish College at Rome about this time, and eventually was stationed at Burs- 

Henricus Lawton 
Isabella ux eius 
Thomas Lawton 
Ellena ux eius 
Agnes Taylor 
Ellena Wood 
Matheus Bayte 
Johannes Penkethman jun. 


Katherina Carter 


Johannes Laithwayt 
Ellena ux eius 
Katherina Rutter 
Jana Holland 
Elizabetha Jolley 
Bartolomeus Tyrer 
Susanna ux eius 


Phillipa ux euis [Sale] 




Gilbertus Sale 
Johannes Sale 
Anna Sale 
Robertas Lou 
Margareta Lithgoe 
Francisca Bradshawe 
Ricardus Shuttleworth^ 
Anna Shuttleworth 
Petrus Urmston,2 yom. 
Jana ux eius 
Anna Urmston 
Willielmus Speakman, hush. 
Christopherus Bradshawe 

Jana ux eius 

Galfridus Lithgoe, Chapman 

Margareta ux eius 

Johannes Yate, husb, 

Katherina ux eius 

Hugo Yate 

Jana ux eius 

Christoferus Green, Butcher 

Francisca ux eius 

Willielmus Wilkinson, Taylor 

Willielmus Smethrusse 

Katherina Smethrusse 

Johannes Holcroft 

cough Hall till his death about Nov., 171 3 ; John, who died in 1701 ; Anne, as in 
the text; and Mary, who was probably married at this time. Gilbert died at 
Hopcar in 17 15, and his widow, Alice, registered her estate as a Catholic non- 
juror in 1 717. They had two sons, William and Richard, the latter of whom 
was residing at Astley in 1754 with his wife Mary and son John. The eldest, 
William, succeeded to Hopcar, and registered that estate as a non- juror in 1717. 
He married Jane, dau. of Edmund Tristram, of Ince Blundell, the marriage 
covenant bearing date 22 Apr,, 17 18, and had two sons, Gilbert Sale, who suc- 
ceeded his father and sold the Hopcar estate 4 July, 1770, and Father John 
Sale, S.J., born in 1722, who served at Crosby Hall, Bedford Leigh, Holywell, 
and Furness, dying at the latter place in 1791. For a very long period Mass was 
said in Hopcar, an old mansion surrounded by a moat, where the Catholics of 
Leigh attended as well as in the chapels at Bedford, the seat of the Shuttle- 
worths, and at The Parsonage, the seat of the Urmstons. 

^ Richard Shuttleworth, of Shuttleworth House, Bedford, returned a pedi- 
gree at the Visitation of 1664, being then of the age of twenty-two. His ancestors 
had been lords of the manor of Bedford for many generations, and he himself 
became joint-lord of West Leigh through his mother, Frances Bradshaw, of the 
preceding entry, whose first husband was Richard Shuttleworth, who died 165 1, 
and her second, George Bradshaw, of Greenacre, whose will was dated 24 Dec, 
1656, and proved in 1661. She was one of the daughters and coheirs of Richard 
Urmston, of The Parsonage, lord of the manor of West Leigh, by Alice, 
daughter of Edward Eccleston, of Eccleston Hall, and her son, Richard 
Shuttleworth, administered to her estate in 1696. The latter 's son and 
namesake was a spendthrift and an apostate, and brought the family into 
obscurity. Anne Shuttleworth, referred to in the text, was Richard's sister. 
They had an uncle Edward (or Edmund) Woolstan Shuttleworth, O.S.B., who 
died in 1677. He was one of the three younger sons of Richard Shuttleworth, of 
Bedford, by his second wife, Mary, dau. of James Holland, of Dalton, and 
whilst on the mission used the alias of Dalton. 

2 Peter Urmston in later rolls is described as of Bedford in West Leigh, gent. 
His son John Urmston, baptized by Father Alexander Holland, S.J., 4 July, 
1665, went from St Omer's College to that at Rome in 1684 to study for the 
Church, but he does not appear to have persevered. He stated on entering the 
college that he had one brother and three sisters, and also an uncle, John 
Urmston, a priest, then studying in Spain. The latter statement wants some 
explanation, for the Rev. John Urmston was chaplain at Broughton Hall, the 
seat of the Tempests in Yorkshire, from 1655 till 1673, save a brief interval, 
and in 1675 he was serving the mission in Lancashire. Peter Urmston's will was 
proved in 1693. He was probably a grandson of Peter Urmston, of West Leigh, 
younger son of Richard Urmston, lord of West Leigh, by Katherine, dau. of 
Thomas Starkey, of Stretton, co. Chester. All the family were staunch re- 





Brianus Arrowsmith ^ Elizabetha Corles 

Katherina ux Willielmi Board- Galfridus Hardman 

man Alicia Corles 
Alicia Bretherton 

golborne [winwick] 

Willielmus Crouchley Johannes Grymshawe 

Johannes Peters Johannes Shawe 

Johannes Hasledaine Elizabetha Tuckley 

Henricus Kighley Radulphus Croft 
Ricardus Libtrott 


Anna Bould 

bootle-cum-linacre [walton-on-the-hill] 

Margareta Couldock 


Johannes Holcroft 

Wilfridus Holcroft fil predict! 

Willielmus Ormston 
Gracia ux eius 
Georgfius Smith sen. 
Ricardus Smeethurst 
Anna ux eius 
Henricus Houghton 
Alicia ux eius 
Maria Houghton fil predicti 

Anna ux Johannis Unsworth 
Margeria ux Thome Glover 
Margretta Urmston, vid 
Elizabetha Bancroft 
Maria ux Rogeri Darwell 
Johannes King 

^ Brian Arrowsmith was a nephew of the martyr, Father Brian Edmund 
Arrowsmith alias Bradshaw and Rigby, S.J., whose " Holy Hand " is now at 
St Oswald's, Ashton. The martyr was the son of Robert Arrowsmith, of Hay- 
dock, and his wife Margery Gerard, a daughter of a junior branch of the 
Gerards of Bryn. In her widowhood this lady is found annually in the recusant 
rolls from 42 EHz. (i 599-1600) to 20 Jac. I (1622-23). The martyr took the name 
of Edmund, by which he is generally known, in confirmation, no doubt after 
his uncle, the Rev. Edmund Arrowsmith, D.D., who was ordained priest at 
Rheims in 1587, and 1591 became professor of casuistry in that college. Father 
Brian was bom at Haydock in 1585, and suffered at Lancaster in 1628. Robert 
Arrowsmith, of Haydock, the martyr's brother, appears on the recusant rolls 
in 1625-26, and his widow Sibyl was living at Parr in 1630-31 with her 
son Brian, who subsequently seems to have returned to Haydock as in the text. 
Some of the family eventually settled in Barton, near Preston. Richard 
Arrowsmith, of this branch, married a daughter of Nicholas Roskell, of Gar- 
stang, and established a banking business in Preston, which was carried on by 
his son Robert under the title of Roskell, Arrowsmith, and Kendall till its 
failure about 1870. Their relative, the Rev. Roger Arrowsmith, died at Lytham 
in 1886, aged sixty- two. 

Margareta Houghton 


Ellena ux Thome Ireland 
Katherina Ireland, vid 
Thomas Whalley 
Katherina Penington, vid 
Henricus Shuttleworth 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Ellena Crackstaffe, vid 
Gracia Penington 
Jana Markland 
Johannes Hope, husb. 
Anna ux Stephani Piatt 
Anna Piatt 

Elizabetha Piatt fil prdicti Ste- 
Robertus France 
Petrus Aspinall 
Eminora ux eius 


Francisca ux Robert! ffoord Maria Ashton 

Alicia Sedden Eminora Mather 

Anna Bancks, vid Margaretaux Wilhelmi Leigh 

Hugo HolHnghead Edwardus ffarneworth * 

Margaretta ux eius Alicia ux eius 

Ellena fford, vid Willielmus ffarneworth 

MargaretaffordfilpredicleEllene Eduardus Rigby 

Margretta ux Willielmi Green Rebecca ux eius 

Margretta ux Jacobi Scott Anna Whaley, vid 

Ellena Hampson Gracia Jolley 

Robertus Mosse Jana ux Thome Bings 

Jana ux Johannis Barrowe ^ Rogerus Scott 

Margretta Lightowles Elizabetha ux eius 

Maria Sutton, vid. Willielmus Bamber 

Elizabetha Martinscroft, vid Jana ux eius 

Alicia fforth ^ Gracia Bullock, vid 

Ellena ux Johannis Laithwaite^ Ellena Green spinster 

Anna Mason, vid Anna ux. Hugonis Mather 

Sara Mason 

^ John Barrow, of Standish-gate, Wigan, died in 1676. He was probably 
nearly related to Gilbert Barrow, of Wigan, who died in 1669, and whose 
daughters, Anne and Jane, married respectively Henry Ashton, of Preston, and 
Nicholas Pennington, of Wigan. About the same period Anne, dau. of Hugh 
Barrow, of Wigan, married Richard Molyneux, of Hawkley Hall. 

2 The fforths, or Fords, were an old family in Wigan and district. Alexander 
fforth, of Standish, who died in 1624, appears in the rolls temp. Jac. I. Hugh 
fforth, who was an alderman of Wigan and died in 1581, married Ellen, dau. 
of Adam Rigby, of Wigan, and her brother, Alexander Rigby, who married 
Jane, dau. of Thomas Laithwaite, of Wigan, was father of Father Alexander 
Rigby, O.P., and founded the family of Rigby of Burgh Hall and Layton Hall. 
A later Hugh fforth of Wigan left a dau. and heir Dorothy, the wife of Col. Wm 
Daniell, of Wigan, aged forty temp. Visitation 1665. 

^ The Laithwaites formerly owned The Meadows, the parish 
of Wigan. About this time it passed to the Marklands, of Pemberton Hall, one of 
whom appears in the text. There is still an old farmhouse in Pemberton known 
as " Laithwaite House." Henry Laithwaite, of The Meadows, by Jane Bolton, 
his wife, had four sons Jesuits, all of whom used the alias of Kensington, and 
one, the eldest, that of Scott also. Their names were Thomas, bom 1576, 
Edward, bom 1582, John, born 1585, and Francis, bom 1589. Their father and 
their uncle John Laithwaite suffered imprisonment and great persecution in 
1577 {vide Gibson's Lydiate Hall, pp. 214-45, 240, and P.R.O. Dom Eliz., 
Vol.cxviii, Nos. 20-1). In 1579 a priest named John Lowe alias Jenson came 
over from Rheims and was entertained at The Meadows by Henry Laithwaite ; 
and in 1586-88 Alexander Markland, another Rheims priest, one of the family 
previously mentioned, served the mission at The Meadows. 

^ The Farnworths would seem to have acquired Runshaw Hall, inEuxton, 
parish of Leyland, soon after this time, and this estate was registered by 
Edward Famworth, of Runshaw Hall, as a Catholic non-juror in 171 7. He was 
son of William, named above. Dom John Jerome Famworth, O.S.B., and his 
brother, Dom Ralph Cuthbert Famworth, O.S.B., were both born at Runshaw, 
the latter in 1680, and were apparently brothers of this Edward. The non-juror's 
dau, Mary married William Patten, of London, third son of Thomas Patten, of 
Patten Lane, Preston, ancestor of Lord Winmarleigh, and had issue one son, 
Dom Thomas Patten, O.S.B., bom in Lancashire in 1727, who came to the 
northern province in 1758, served Standish Hall in 1767-69, and died at Douay 
in 1787, and two daughters Margaret and Elizabeth. 


Henricus Scott Anna ux eius [Scott] 

WARR [? Warrington] 

Laurentius Massum, Taylor 

Thomas Walch 

Jana ux eius 

Susanna Walch fil predicti Thome 

Jenetta Sutton, vid 

Johannes Sutton 

Isabella Sutton 

Margaretta Harvey 

Willielmus Wright, carpenter 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Thomas Rannuld, husb 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Maria Rannuld, vid 

Johannes Lynnaker, husbm 

Ellena ux eius 

Johannes Wilson, husbm 

Margeria ux eius 

Anna Wilson, spinster 

Elizabetha Wilson, spinster 

Thomas Wilson 

Jacobus Goare 

EUinora ux eius 

Margeria Tuckett 

Thomas Tuckett 

Ricardus Tuckett 

Eduardus Tuckett 

Jana Sutton 

Anna Sutton 

Willielmus Speakman, husb 

Ellena ux eius 

Willielmus Tyrer, husbm 

Alicia Blundell 

Margareta Livesey, vid 

Johannes Blackley 

Alicia Harvey 

Margretta Rymer, vid 

Willielmus Brianson 

Ellena Livesey, vid 

Alicia Livesey 

Elizabetha Tuckett 

Willielmus Prescott 

Johannes Arnold, husbm 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Sislea Wright, spinster 
Robertus Harvey, Lab. 
Maria ux eius 
Willielmus Tatlock 
Margareta ux eius 
Johannes Tatlock 
Margareta ux eius 
Nicholaus Livesey 
Margretta ux eius 
Johannes Harvey 
Jana ux eius 
Thomas Harvey 
Alicia Harvey, spinster 
Anna Harvey, spinster 
Johannes Speakman, husbm. 
Dorothea ux eius 
Ellena Raynold 
Antonius Wetherby 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Thomas Massom 
Jana Nowell 
Jacobus NichoUs 
Willielmus Rymmer 
Anna ux eius 

Johannes Rymmer filius ejus 
Jennetta Mills 
Willielmus Warton 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Ricardus Landlady 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Ricardus fformby 
Anna ux eius 
Thomas fformby 
Anna ux eius 
Johannes Thomason 
Elizabetha Jumpe 
Katherina Ratherm 
Ellena Plevyn spinster 
Ellena Robinson 

Margareta ux eius 


Ricardus fformby^ Anna ux eius [Formby] 

Richard Formby, of Formby Hall, was son of Richard Formby and his wife 
Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Stanley, of Moor Hall, by Bridget, dau. of Leonard 
Hoghton, of Grimsargh, all of whom appear annually in the recusant rolls. His 
mother's marriage settlement was dated 2 Oct., 1634, by which the manor and 
family chapel at Formby were entailed. The Formbys did not return a pedigree 




Johannes Norres 

Phillipus Norres 

Elizabetha Scarisbrick 

Henricus fformby 

Isabella ux eius 

Jacobus fformby 

Margfareta ux eius 

Robertus Warton 

Margretta ux eius 

Jenetta ux Thome Norres 

Eduardus Rymmer 

Elizabetha Rymmer 

Elena Rymer 

Robertus Hulme 

Ellena ux eius 

Ellena ux Thome Norres sen. x^^ 

Margareta Gee 

Elizabetha Gee fil predicte Mar- 

Sisillia ux Roberti Dobb 
Willielmus Lunt 
Katherina Ambrose, vid. 
Margeria Ambrose, spinster 
Ellena Ambrose 
Isabella Bushell 
Ricardus fformby jun. 
Sisillia Norres 
Anna Rymmer 
Margeria Rymmer, vid 
Anna Rymmer 
Willielmus Bond 
Robertus Williamson 
Ellena ux eius 
Margeria Williamson 
Jennetta Williamson 

at any of the Visitations, and that appearing in Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees, 
in 1873, is most unsatisfactory. Richard Formby, the recusant of 1667, died in 
1 68 1. His wife, Ann, is said to have been the widow of Robert Hesketh, of 
North Meols Hall, the marriage taking place in 1647. He was succeeded by his 
son and namesake, who died in 1698, leaving by his wife, Alice Rimmer, whom 
he married in 1682, a son and successor, Richard, born in that year, who married 
in 1705 Mary, dau. and heir of Thomas Norres, of Ince, belonging to a Catholic 
yeomanry family said to be descended from a younger son of Norreys of Speke 
Hall. This Richard would seem to have been the first of his family to apostatize. 
His descendant, the Rev. Henry Formby, who died in 1884, aged sixty-seven, 
was one of the Oxford converts of 1846. Mass was said in Formby Hall down to 
the end of the seventeenth century. One of the family, Edward, became a Car- 
thusian, and died at Nieuport in 1720, Junior branches of the family were set- 
tled at Formby and Ince Blundell, and to one of these belonged Richard 
Formby, an alumnus of Douay, who left the college on account of ill-health in 
his second years' philosophy, 23 Mch, 1723 {Douay Diary MS.). Other members 
of one of these branches were the Very Rev. Matthias Canon Formby, who died 
at Stretford in 1892, and his nephew, the Rev. Henry Formby, who died in 1890. 

Margretta Norres 

Thomas fformby jun. 

Jacobus Blewyn 

Margeria ux eius 

Ricardus Sutton 

Margeria ux Johannis Sutton 

Jana Sutton 

Elizabetha Sutton 

Ellena Sutton 

Christoferus Sutton 

Jana ux eius 

Anna Rymmer 

Thomas Tobye 

Katherina ux eius 

Emlyn ux Thome Wright 

Johannes Johnson 

Jenetta ux eius 

Johannes Bekonson 

Jana ux eius 

Margretta Young 

Anna Halsall 

Elizabetha Marsh, vid 

Alicia Marsh fil predictoe Eliza- 

Eduardus Ayndoe 
Jana ux eius 
Eduardus Ryding 
Ellena ux eius 
Katherina Ryding 
Willielmus Blevyn 
Margretta ux eius 
Jacobus Sutton 
Ellena Tyrer, vid. 
Elizabetha ux Willielmi Norres 
Jacobus Norres 




Thomas Norres 

Jacobus Norres 

Jana ux eius 

Eduardus Norres 

Thomas Norres, fil predict! Ja- 

Margeria Scarlsbrick 

Thomas Blundell 

Ellena ux eius 

Henricus Thelow 

Isabella ux eius 

Anna Hewson 

Thomas Sutton 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Thomas Norres 

Isabella ux eius 

Margeria Rice, vid 

Katherina Rice 

Anna Rice 

Elizabetha Leadbeater, vid 

Sislea ux Gilberti Sutton 

Ricardus Abraham 

Margretta Sutton, vid. 

Johannes Reynold 

Margeria ux Laurencij Rymer 

Jenetta Blevyn, vid 

Jenetta Blevyn fil preditSle Jen- 

Laurentius Rymmer sen 

Ellena ux eius 

Margareta Gilbert 

Pathericus Norres 

Margeria ux eius 

Jacobus ffleetwood 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Isabella Sutton 

Thomas ffleetwood 

Ricardus Kynsworth 

Ellena ux eius 

Anna Wilkin 

Margretta Richardson, vid 

Janetta ux Johannis Rymmer 

Thomas Croft 

Anna ux eius 

Alicia Rymmer, vid. 

Isabella Rymer 

Cuthbertus fformby 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Rogerus Parre 

Alicia [Parre] ux eius 
Isabella Rymmer 
Ricardus Rymmer 
Jenetta Blevyn, vid 
Anna Sumner, vid 
Sislea Ryding, vid 
Jenetta Rymmer, vid 
Syslea Rymmer 
Katherina ux Ricardi Harrison 
Anna ux Ricardi Ryding 
Ricardus Widdow 
Ellena ux eius 
Johames Widdow 
Ellena Rymmer 
Johannes Mathew jun*" 
Katherina ux eius 
Johannes Rymmer 
Anna ux eius 

Ellena ux Thome Rymmer 
Johannes Mathew sen 
Anna ux eius 
Elizabetha Mathewes 
Anna Mathew 
Margeria Whiteside, vid 
Jenetta ux Johannis Browne 
Isabella ux Willielmi Gore 
Robertus Rymmer 
Anna ux eius 
Willielmus Blevyn jun 
Anna ux eius 
Thomas Sumner 
Ellena ux eius 
Jenetta Rynould 
Margareta Rymmer 
Jana Thistleton 
Jenetta Rymmer 
Henricus Norres 
Maria ux eius 

Jenetta ux Johannis Rymmer 
Margareta ux Johannis ffrench 
Dorothea Rymmer, vid 
Willielmus Sutton 
Alicia ux eius 
Georgius Sutton 
Jacobus Sutton fil predi(5li Wil- 
lielmi Sutton 
Ricardus Mathew 
Elizabetha Sutton 
Johannes Wilkinson 
Jennetta ux eius 




Susanna Rymmer 

Petrus Jumpe, junior 

Alicia ux eius 

Maria ux Petri Jumpe sen. 

Alicia Jumpe 

Jenetta Rymmer, vid. 

Jacobus Copeland 


Thomas Lea 
Anna ux eius 
Radulphus Lea 
Henricus Lea 
Johannes Pynnington 
Eduardus Unsworth 
Thomas Suntlow 
Franciscus Wilson 
Humfridus Catterall 
Jana Catterall 
Willielmus Penkethman 
Willielmus Devis 
Hector Culcheth 
Robertus Deane 
Thomas Houghton 
Ricardus Hale 
Maria Higginson 
Willielmus Wilson 
Ellena ux eius 
Elizabetha Barnes 

Robertus Bulling 

Margareta ux eius 

Elizabetha Bulling 

Katharina Webster 

Ricardus Hay 

Alicia Bretherton 

Alicia Cliffe 

Jacobus Winterbotham 

Anna ux eius 

Johannes Hawney 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Jana Murrey 

Hugo Halsopp 

Johannes Pickering 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Willielmus Booth 

Maria ux eius 

Samuel Dunbabyn 

Willielmus Savery 

Johannes Ditchfield ^ 

Maria Ditchfield 

Johannes Ditchfield, fil predidli 

Ricardus Ditchfield 
Maria Ditchfield 
Willielmus Eaton 
Sisilia Wright 
Anna Cooke 

Johannes Fletcher 
Ellena ux eius 
Eduardus Fletcher 
Ellena Wright 
Ricardus ffairclough 
Ellena ux eius 
ffrancisca Wright 
Jacobus Wright 
Johannes Voce 
Anna ux eius 


Jana Voce, vid 

Jacobus Voce fil predi6le Jane 

Katherina Voce 

Jana Holme, spinster 

Willielmus Lea 

Henricus Mawdeslcy 

Alicia Mawdeslcy 

Anna Mawdeslcy 

Margareta Houghton, vid 

Jacobus Houghton 

^ A cadet of the Ditchfields, of Ditton Hall, in the parish of Prescot, who re- 
turned a very long pedigree at the Visitation of 1567, and another at that of 
161 3. He died in 1683, and his widow in 1686. He may be identical with John, 
younger brother of Edward Ditchfield, of Ditton Hall, a recusant, whose dau. 
and heir, Elizabeth, married John Hoghton, of Park Hall, and was living a 
recusant at Ditton, and then a widow, in 1680. Edward's uncle, Edward, was 
ordained priest at Douay in 161 9, was subsequently imprisoned and pardoned 
by Charles I, and was living in Lancashire in 1632. In recent times the hall 
became the residence of the late Marchioness Stapleton-Bretherton, who in 
1872 allowed some exiled German Jesuits to open a college there. Upon their 
departure, in 1895, it was carried on as a Jesuit mission, and in 1903 the Sisters 
of Nazareth opened a home in the old hall. 




Katherina Houghton 

Willielmus Thelfall 

Alicia ux eius 

Thomas Smith 

Maria ux eius 

Robertus ffairclough 

Ellena ux eius 

Eduardus Culshaw 

Margretta ux eius 

Ricardus Walker 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Georgius Green 

Jenetta Walker, vid 

Ellena Culshaw 

Johannes Culshaw 

Willielmus Culshaw 

Anna Culshaw 

Ricardus Gill 

Katherina ux eius 

Ricardus Culshaw 

Alicia Culshaw 

ffranciscus Mason 

Maria ux eius 

Maria Gyles vid 

Johannes Aynscough 

Maria ux eius 

Elizabetha Vauce, Spinster 

Katherina Vauce, spinster 

Humfridus Aspinall 

Alicia ux eius 

Katherina ux Cuthberti Keckwick 

Henricus Mason 

Margeria ux eius 

Ricardus Jumpe 

Emlyn ux eius 

Maria Cooper, vid. 

Johannes Bullen 

Anna ux eius 

Anna Spencer 

Katherina Spencer 

Katherina Scarebrick, vid 

Willielmus Spencer 

Katherina ux eius 

Robertus Waring 

Anna ux eius 

Hugo Barton 

Dorothea ux Henrici Swift 

ffleetwoode ux Thome Lea 

Anna Culshawe 

Ellena Culshaw fil. eius 

Margareta Ramell, spinster 

Robertus Sutch 

Katherina ux eius 

Johannes Mercer 

Isabella ux eius 

Elizabetha Langley 

Willielmus Berry 

Anna ux eius 

Thomas Ellam 

Jana ux eius 

Johannes Maudesley 

Alicia ux eius 

Thomas Robinson 

Jana ux Georgij Scarisbricke 

Elizabetha ux Johannis Alker 

Janetta Reynold, vid 

Johannes Reynould 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Alicia ux Eduardi Culshaw 

Elizabetha ux Johannis Cropper 


Johannes Jones 
Margaret Morecroft 
Maria Johnson 
Johannes Barton 
Margareta ux eius 
Rogerus Barton filius ejus 

Anna ux Johannis Garner 
Holcroft^ ux Ricardi Hawett 
Maria ux Johannis Crew 
Alicia Tipping 

^The Hawetts were intermarried with many good Catholic families. Richard 
Hawett, of Ormskirk, died in 1668, He was probably father of Dom Edmund 
Hawett, O.S.B., born at Ormskirk, and professed at Paris in 1683, who died in 
DubUn in 1688. Jane, dau. of Thomas Hawett, of Ormskirk, and his wife, a 
dau. of Hugh Holland, of Roby, married in 1709 John Westby, of White Hall, 
in Upper Rawcliffe, and died in 1745. She was probably sister to Dame Frances 
Mary Winefrid Hawett, O.S.B., of Cambrai, who was born in 1685 and died in 
1734. In 1717 Cecilia Hawett, widow, returned as a Catholic non-juror an 
annuity of ;^8o out of the Bamfurlong Hall estate in Abram, the seat of her 
former husband, Henry Gerard, who died in 1691, when the estate passed to his 


Laurentius Underwood Margareta Morecroft 

Thomas Crosby Johannes Martindale 

Joshua Crosby Sislea ux eius 

Ellinora Holland Johannes Wynstanley 

Johannes Bastwell Maria ux eius 
ux eius 


Margareta MoUineux Maria ux eius 

Robertus Edwardson, Lab. Ellena ffleetwood, vid 

Robertus fFormby husb. Robertus ffleetwood, carpenter 

Georgius fformby fil eius Laurencius ffleetwood 

Elizabetha ux eius Johannes Lunt, husbm. 
Thomas Thompson, Navigator Anna ux eius 

Margeria ux eius Ellena Gouldock 

Robertus Hill Elizabetha ux Ricardi Gilbertson 

Elizabetha ux eius Johannes Melling, yom. 

Alicia Hill, spinster Margretta ux eius 

Willielmus Reynold, Lab. Laurencius BlundelP 

Johannes Ireland, Taylor Ellena ux eius 

brother, Ralph Gerard alias Harrison, priest, who died there in 1699. In 17 16 
Hitchmough, the apostate priest, declared that the house in Liverpool held by 
the widow of Richard Hawett, of Liverpool, merchant, belonged to James 
Almond, senior, a priest at Speke. This good priest's death is commemorated in 
the Rev. Thomas Anderton's MS. in Sept., 17 19. One of the same name, born in 
1645, ^^^ ordained in 1667, is recorded in the diary of the English College 
at Rome to have died in England 22 April, 1670 (Foley, Records, S.J., vi). This 
was probably an unfounded report, for apparently he lived till 17 19. 

^These Blundells may possibly have derived from the family of the terri- 
torial lords of Ince Blundell, but they can be traced back as yeomen for a very 
long period. Laurence Blundell's will was proved in 1682. He was probably son 
of Richard Blundell, of Ince Blundell, and his wife Cicely, who were recusants 
as early as 1633 with Henry Blundell and his wife Margaret. Richard was still 
on the rolls at this time and appears elsewhere in the text ; his will was proved 
in 1668, and that of his widow, Cecily, in 1692. In 1717 Richard Blundell, yeo- 
man, apparently son of Laurence, registered as a Catholic non- juror his lease- 
hold house at Carr Side in Ince Blundell. By his wife, Elizabeth, he had sons, 
Laurence, Francis, born 13 Aug., 1717, and Richard. Francis became a Jesuit, 
was at Brough Hall, Yorks., from 1741, or earlier, till his removal to The 
Grange, Formby, where he is found in 1767, and remained there till his death 
I Feb., 1779. Richard, the second son, married (covenant dated 24 Nov., 1748) 
Ellen, dau, of John Chadwick, of Birkacre, Chorley, and sister of the Rev. John 
Chadwick, of Weld Bank, V.G. of Lancashire, and removed from Carr-Side to 
Preston, where he became a corn-merchant. He had sons Richard, John, and 
Francis, born 30 June, 1753, who arrived at Douay from the junior school at 
Esquerchin 2 June, 1767, was ordained priest in 1779, and sent to Formby to 
take his uncle's place. In 1784 he was transferred to Stonyhurst, commenced 
the register there on 26 Sept., and remained till his death 23 Dec, 1792. John 
Blundell, the second son, succeeded to his father's business in Preston. His son, 
Francis Blundell, settled in Drogheda, and married his second cousin, Frances, 
dau. of John Chadwick, of Drogheda, and sister of Dr James Chadwick, Bishop 
of Hexham and Newcastle; and two of his daughters were mothers respec- 
tively of Dr Bernard O'Reilly, Bishop of Liverpool, and the Rev. John Canon 
Worthy, of Weld Bank, and a third, Helen, born 21 June, 1785, died a nun at 
York Bar in 1862. 

The Blundells, lords of Ince Blundell, for some reason seem to have escaped 


Johannes Lathworth, husbm Willielmus Blachard [Blan- 
Elizabetha Lathworth, spinster chard], ^ husbm 

Anna Raphson, vid SisiHa ux eius 

Jacobus Rice, husbm Ricardus Marrell 

Elizabetha Darwen, vid Ellena u'x eius 

Eduardus Mollineux Henricus Livesey, yom 

Katharina ux eius Thomas Cople, Lab. 

Simondus Worrall Henry fformby. Butcher 

Elizabetha ux eius Elizabetha ux eius 
Robertus Hulme, husbm 


Willielmus Blundell,^ armiger Johannes Haworth, husbm 

Anna ux eius Anna ux eius 

Willielmus Blundell, gen Hugo Reynold, yom. 

Johannes Aynesworth Willielmus Stock, husbm 

Willielmus Harrison, lab Willielmus Arnold 

Johannes Barton, husbm. Ricardus Arnold, fil eius 

Radulphus Barton, husbm Jacobus Rice, husbm 

Margretta Rothwell, vid Jana ux eius 

Thomas Rothwell, husbm Margareta Sephton, vid 

Ellena ux eius Thomas Arnold, Taylor 

Johannes Marrell, husbm Thomas ffarrer, husbm 

Siscilia ux eius Jacobus ffarrer, fil. predictiThome 

Ellena David, vid Elizabetha Rice, vid 

Margaret Rice, vid Ricardus David 

being on the roll for this year, though the squire of the day, Henry Blundell, 
who returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1665, appears with his wife in later 
years. He married Bridget, dau. of Major-General Sir Thomas Tyldesley, of 
Morleys and Myerscough, and died in 1688. His great uncle, William Blundell, 
bom 1568, studied at Rheims and Rome, was ordained priest, and died in the 
latter college in 1 596. The family retained the faith till it became extinct in the 
male line upon the death of Charles Robert Blundell, of Ince Blundell Hall, 
28 Oct., 1837, when the estate passed to the Welds, who assumed the addi- 
tional name of Blundell. 

1 The will of Wm Blanchard, of Ince Blundell, yeom., was proved in 1668, 
and that of a namesake in 1676, and of Edward Blanchard, of the same, in 1676. 
Edward's son George settled at Alston, near Preston, and founded the family 
of Blanchard of Grimsargh House, the last of whom, Capt. John Blanchard, 
died in 1835, aged twenty-eight. 

'-^William Blundell, of Crosby Hall, best known from his Cavalier's Note Book. 
edited by the Rev. T. E. Gibson in 1880, returned a pedigree at the Visitation 
of 1665. He represented one of the most ancient families in Lancashire, and a 
tolerable but not very full pedigree appears in Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees of 
1873, He married Anne, dau. of Sir Thomas Haggerston, of Haggerston Castle, 
CO. Northumberland, Bart, and died 24 May, 1698, aged seventy-eight. His 
brother Richard died a scholastic S.J. at Rome in 1649, aged twenty-three; 
and his eldest and third sons, Nicholas and Thomas, born in 1640 and 1648, be- 
came Jesuits, and died respectively in 1680 and 1702. His second son, William, 
named in the text, succeeded to the estate, and married Mary, dau. of Row- 
land Eyre, of Hassop Hall, co. Derby, and was father of Nicholas Blundell, the 
last male representative of the family, who died in 1737. By Frances, dau. of 
Marmaduke, second Lord Langdale, Nicholas left two daughters, the younger 
of whom, Frances, eventually became sole heiress to the Crosby estates. She 
married Henry Peppard, whose son Nicholas succeeded to Crosby and assumed 
the name of Blundell, the estates having since been held by his descendants. 


EHzabetha ux eius [David] 
Ellena Worrall, vid 
Isabella Mercer, vid 
Johannes ffisher, laborer 
Thomas Tickle, lab. 
Ellena ux eius 
Willielmus Widdow 
Thomas Mercer, husbm 
Ellena ux eius 
EHzabetha Ridding 
Georgfius Ridding, webster 
Brianus Lea,^ husbm 
Willielmus Bushell, lab 



Johannes Blanchard, husbm 
Robertus Thompson, husbm 
Margretta ux uius 
Brianus Richardson, husbm 
Johannes Johnson, yom 
Johannes Williamson, husbm 
Johannes Rydeing, husbm 
Nicholaus Blundell, Taylor 
Margeria ux eius 
Laurencius Blundell,^ husbm 
Robertus Moorecroft, husbm 
Katherina ux eius 

Jana Johnson,^ vid 

Willielmus ffisher, husbm 

Margareta ux Johannis New- 

Robertus Gorton, webster 

Margareta ux eius 

Humfridus Gorton, fil predicti 

Johannes Gorton, fil predi6li 

Laurencius Thorpe, husbm 

Henricus Thorpe, fil predi6li 

Radulphus Poole, husbm 

Ellena ux eius 

Elizabetha Cartwright, spinster 

Katherina Lurting, spinster 


Johannes Lurting, husbm 
Thomas Lurting, shoemaker 
Anna Rothwell, vid 
Gracia ux Johannis Hatton, 

Alicia ux Henrici Aspinall 
Margaretta Leyland, vid 
Henricus Atherton, lab 
Ricardus Cartwright, husbm 
Margareta ux eius 
Willielmus Johnson 
Margareta ux eius 
Willielmus Johnson, husb 
Margareta ux eius 
Willielmus Hunt, husbm 
Margareta ux eius 
Eduardus Alcock,* husb. 

^ Bryan Lea married Eleanor, dau. of William Holland, of Sutton Hall, 
whose grandson, Edward Holland, returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664. 
Brian registered his estate as a Catholic non-juror in 171 7. Elsewhere he is 
described as of Lea Green in Sutton, gent. His dau. and heir, Catherine, married 
John Hawarden, of Lower House, Widnes, lord of that manor, and registered 
her estate as a Catholic non-juror 16 April, 1717, being then a widow. Her 
second son, Captain Bryan Hawarden, married Mary, sister and heiress of 
Robert fEazakerley, of Fazakerley, and was father of John Hawarden ffaza- 
kerley, whose son Lieut. -Col. Samuel Hawarden ffazakerley, of Fazakerley 
Hall, was the last of that branch of the family. Mrs Bryan Hawarden subse- 
quently married Thomas Mostyn, brother of Sir Piers Mostyn, of Talacre, Bart. 
Bryan Lea was still living in 1717, when he registered his estate as a Catholic 
non- juror. 

'^ His will was proved in 1692. 

2 She was dau. of John Molyneux, of New Hall, and widow of John 
Johnson, of Great Crosby. 

* He died at Eccleston about March, and his will was proved in 1679. His 
description as husbandman is evidently an error for gentleman, like that of 
Bryan Lea and many others. His sole dau. and heir, Margaret, bom 24 Dec, 
1672, and therefore not the one named in the text, who was probably his sister, 
married 10 Feb., 1688, Richard Worthington, of Blainscow Hall, who was 
bom 17 Oct., 1664, and was outlawed in 17 16 for joining the Chevalier de St- 
George in the previous year. His father, Thomas Worthington, of Blainscow 






Thomas Alcock 
Margareta Alcock, spinster 
Nicholaus Lurting, husb 
Willielmus Lurting, fil predicti 

Johannes Lurting 
Nicholaus Lurting, fil predi6li 

Margeria Mollineux, vid 
Henricus Mercer, cowper 
Katherina ux eius 
Robertas Mercer, fil 

Alicia Broughton, vid 
Georgius Mercer, husb 
Anna ux eius 
Johannes Mercer, fil 

Georgius Mercer, fil 

Elizabetha Mercer, spinster 
Robertus Sheppard, husbm 
Anna ux eius 

Ricardus ffazakerley, husbm 
Anna Alcock, spinster 
Katherina Tyrer, vid 
Margeria Hatton, vid 
Henricus Atherton, jun*" 
Margretta ux eius 
Ricardus Hutton, butcher 
Jana Hatton, spinster 
Ricardus Arnold, husbm 
Emlen Turner, spinster 
Thomas Thellow, husbm 
Maria ux eius 
Ellena Lunt, vid 
Margeria ux Thome Hesketh, 

Anna Scaresbrick, vid 

Johannes Taylor 
Ricardus Hatton, husb. 
Margareta ux euis 
Johannes Marrell 
Ellena ux eius 
Willielmus Pigott, yom 
Margeria Sutton, spinst 
Katherina Gorton, spinster 
Anna Langhorne,^ spinster 
Ellena Arnold, vid 
Willielmus Arnold, husbm 
Maria ux eius 
Ricardus Poole 
Katherina Poole, spinster 
Thomas Rothwell, Taylor 
Maria ux eius 


Willielmus Bootle 

Ellena ux eius 

Margretta Boulton, spinster 

Anna ux Roberti Abram, husbm 

Ellena Abram, spinster 

Thomas Newhouse, husbm 

Emlen ux eius 

Anna ux Thome Green, husbm 

Anna Garrett, spinster 

Alicia Blundell, spinster 

Anna ux Roberti Tristram 

Margretta Johnson 

Edwardus Booth, husbm 

Alicia ux eius 

Willielmus Cople 

Margretta Boardman, spinster 

Robertus Mollineux, husbm 

Ricardus Aughton 

Ellena ux eius 

Elizabetha ux Johannis Bridge, 

Margareta Stevenson, spinster 

Hall, who married Jane, dau. of John Plumpton, of Plumpton Hall, co. York, 
returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, and appears in the recusant roll 
for 1679. 

*In all probability Miss Langhorne was a near relative, perhaps a sister, of 
the venerable martyr, Richard Langhorne, barrister of the Inner Temple, who 
fell a victim to the machinations of the Green Ribbon Club, worked by means 
of the perjuries of Gates, Dugdale, Bedloe and Prance, and suffered at Tyburn 
in 1679. The will of James Langhorne, who was probably employed in some 
professional capacity by Lord Molyneux, at Croxteth, and had thus brought 
Miss Langhorne into Lancashire, was proved in 1682. The name is otherwise 
foreign to this county. It may account for a relic of the martyr in a cross having 
been preserved in this locality to the present time, now being in the possession 
of Mr James Barton, of Weld Bank. 




Elizabetha Arnett, spinster 
Humfridus Garrett 
Ellena Naylor, vid 
Jacobus Naylor, hush 
Margeria Lunt, spinster 
Ricardus Garrett, lab. 
Margareta ux eius 

Rogerus Garrett 
Thomas Hudson, lab 
Sissela ux euis 
Anna Abram, vid 
Ellinora Hunt, spinster 
Johannes Stevenson, carpenter 
Alicia ux eius 


Thomas Tyrer 

Margeria ux eius 

Elizabetha Tyrer, spinster 

Antonius Mercer, husb 

Jana ux eius 

Johannes Mercer 

Margeria Mercer, spinster 

Willielmus Lydgate, husb. 

Gracia ux eius 

Jana Bootle, Spinster 

Jenetta Bootle, spinster 

Henricus Tristram, yom. 

Anna ux eius 

Matheus Travys 

Jana ux eius 

Anna Houghton, vid 

Willielmus Boden, blacksmith 

Ellena ux eius 

Jana ffleetwood, vid 

Ellenaux Ricardi Worrall, husbm 

Johannes Harrison,^ husb 

Thomas Tyrer 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Robertus Houghton 

Thomas Houghton, husbm 

Margareta ux eius 

Willielmus Tarleton, yom 

Margareta ux eius 

Elizabetha Tarleton, vid 

Anna Hurdes, vid 

Alicia Harrison, spinster 

Alex'us Tarleton 

Anna ux eius 

Dulcebella ux Johannis Bootle, 

Bridgitta Lathom,^ vid 
Elizabetha W^ignall, vid 
Robertus Wignall, filius predi6le 

Ellena Wignall, spinster 
Ellena Cooke, spinster 
Willielmus Bloare 
Maria ux eius 

Alicia ux eius 


Johannes Wright sen"", yom. Maria ux eius 

1 John Harrison and Alice, or Aloysia.his wife, previously resided at Windle, 
in the parish of Prescot, where their son, Matthias, was bom, and baptized 
6 March, 1638, by the Rev. Peter Travis alias Barber, who may have been a 
relative and suggested Matthias in memory of his own grandfather, Matthew 
Travis of Windle, who underwent so much persecution during the reign of 
Elizabeth. Matthias Harrison was ordained priest at Rome in 1665, came to the 
mission in 1666 (Foley, Records S.J., vi, 403), and died in the village of Uphol- 
land, near Wigan, 16 Dec, 1675, and was buried there two days later {Chap- 
ter Records MS.). 

2 ^j-g Lathom was probably the mother of Dr Richard Lathom, of Aintree 
House, whose wife Judith opened a school at Liverpool during the reign of 
James II, and received a royal mandate in its favour in 1686, after she and her 
husband had been prosecuted under the penal laws for keeping a school in 
Liverpool (Picton's Memorials of Liverpool, i, 132). He appears in the recusant 
rolls for 1679, seq., as residing in Aintree. He had a chapel in his house, and 
after his death some of the pictures were removed to the chapel in Ned Howard's 
house in Little Crosby. Richard Lathom, surgeon, of Aintree, was buried at 
Walton-on-the-Hill 24 June, 17 13, the corpse being carried to the church in 
the coach of Nicholas Blundell, of Crosby Hall, who was one of his executors 
(Blundeil's Diary, pp. 91, 107, 115, 120-2). 




Moda ux Johannis Norland 
Johannes Hey warden, ^ g^en 
Jana Hawarden, vid 
Thomas Leadbeater 

Hatton, vid 
Edwardus Goulden, webster 
Thomas Goulden, husbm 
Johannes Travis, husbm 
Eduardus Litherland, webster 
Willielmus Naylor, husbm 
Margareta Davidson 
Johannes Barrow, Taylor 
Elizabetha Smith, vid 
Johannes Smith 
Margeria Smith 
Radulphus Barton 
Robertus Hill, sen.. Cooper 

ux eius 
Robertus Hill jun., Cowper 

ux eius 
Jana Litherland, vid 
Maria Jones, spinster 
Thomas Hitchmough, Miller 
Ricardus Hulme 
Margareta ux Johannis Shar- 

Willielmus Parker 
Gracia ux eius 
Maria Barton 
Josua Jones 
Thomas Patton 


Radulphus Cooper 

^ The Hawardens of Widnes returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 1613 
and 1665. The family had always been staunch to the faith, and gave many 
priests to the Church. John Hawarden, who was sixty years of age in 1665. 
died in 1667 or 1668, and was succeeded by his son and namesake, the one of 
the text, Jane n^e Culcheth, being the widow of his great uncle, Thomas Hawar- 
den, a younger son of John Hawarden, of Widnes, by his second wife. About this 
time a younger son founded a branch of the family at Upton, in Widnes cum 
Appleton, and the parent line, of Lower House in Widnes, lords of the manor, 
again divided into two families, the elder line taking the name of Hawarden- 
GilUbrand, after marrying with the heiress of Gillibrand of Gillibrand Hall, and 
the younger the name of Hawarden ffazakerley, after marrying the heiress of 
the ffazakerleys, of Fazakerley Hall. All these properties were eventually 
united in 18 14 in the person of Henry Hawarden Gillibrand ffazakerley, about 
which time this hitherto staunch Catholic family lapsed into Anglicanism, 
nominally through a difference with the priest at Chorley declining to allow 
the squire to smoke in chapel. One misfortune after another quickly followed, 
and the family became extinct in the male line upon the tragic death, through 
a coal-pit explosion, of the young squire, Henry Hawarden Gillibrand ffaza- 
kerley, in the middle of last century, after which all the estates were dis- 

Henricus Edwardson 
Willielmus Rutter 
Radulphus Aynesworth 
Maria Ball 
Jana Gore 

Edwardus Unsworth 
Henricus Boardman 
Elizabetha Jumpe 
Alicia Banck 
Isabella Aynesworth 
Jenetta Mathew 
Elizabetha Jones 
Katherina Jumpe 
Ellena Wilding 

Dodson, vid 


Ellena Mercer 

Ricardus Skimkin, webster 

Maria ux euis 

Edwardus Skymkin 

Johannes Skymkin, fil predicti 

Margareta ux Jacobi Sherliker 

Alicia Sherlicar, vid 

Willielmus Norres, husbm 

Margeria ux eius 

Thomas Harrison, husbm 

Margeria ux Cuthberti White- 

ElizabethauxRoberti Sephton 

Radulphus ffoster, lab 

Margeria ux eius 

Jana Plompe, vid 


Anna Plompe, fil predi6le Jana Jana Haskham 

Henricus Haskham, husb Anna Haskam, fil predicteKathe- 

Maria ux eius rin 

Katherina Haskham, vid Thomas Morley 


Margareta Ireland,^ vid Eduardus Holme, Webster 
EHzabetha ffazakerley, spinster Jana ux eius 

Margretta ux ThomeLydiatt Bartholomeus Holme, Lab. 

Ellena Lydiatt, spinster Jenetta ux eius 

Henricus Ottey, lab. Anthonius Underwood 

Henricus Lyon, lab Maria ux eius 

Katherina Clifton EHzabetha ux Humfridi Goare 

Jacobus ffletcher Jenetta ux Ricardi Shaw 

Sisslea ux eius Jenetta ux Henrici Wakefield 

Katherina Spencer, vid Sissiliaux Willielmi Rigby 

Jacobus Goare, lab. EHzabetha Lunt, spinster 

Ricardus Pye, husb. Margeria ux Thome Goare 

Ellena ux eius Alicia Gate, vid 

maghull [halsall] 

Thomas Bulling, husbm Ellena Lunt, vid 

Ellena ux eius Maria ux Rogeri Meadowe 

Johannes Bulling Margretta ux Thome Brow- 
ffranciscus Cartmell nell 

Bridgitta ux eius Margeria ux Thome Bradley 

Thomas Hesketh Alicia ux Edwardi Goare 

Maria ux eius Thomas Gooding 

Henricus Parre, lab Isabella Smith 

Anna ux eius Ellena Rawlinson, spinster 

EHzabetha Bradley, vid Ellena Rawlynson, vid 
Margretta Meddowe, vid 


Robertus Mollyneux^ ffrancisca ux eius 

1 Margaret, dau. of Edward, second son of Edward Norreys, of Speke Hall, 
became the second wife of Edward Ireland, of Lydiate Hall, who died i April, 
1637. She lived to a great age, continuing to pay her fines for recusancy, as all 
her family and her husband's had done, till her death in 1695. The first wife of 
Edward Ireland was Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Biddulph, of Biddulph Hall, 
CO. Stafford. The Irelands of Lydiate, descended from a second son of Sir John 
de Ireland, of The Hutt in Hale, returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1657, 
The widow's son, Laurence Ireland, born about 1634, married Anne, dau. of 
Edward Scarisbrick, of Scarisbrick Hall, by whom he had two daughters, Mar- 
garet, the wife of Sir Charles Anderton, of Lostock Hall, Bart, and Katharine, 
a nun at Dunkirk. After his wife's death, in 1663, Laurence Ireland became a 
Jesuit, and died at York in 1673, when the Lydiate estate passed to the Ander- 
tons. A picture of the beautiful old black and white hall, with its full history 
and pedigrees of its various owners, will be found in Gibson's Lydiate Hall and 
its Associations, 1876. 

* Robert Molyneux, of The Wood, in Melling, returned a pedigree at the 
Visitation of 1664, being then of the age of twenty-five. He married Frances, 
dau. and heir of William Lathom, of Mosborough Hall, in Rainford, to which 
he removed and died in 1680. His son and namesake succeeded to both estates 
and married Anne, dau. of Sir James Poole, of Poole Hall, co. Chester, Bart, and 
his son and heir, William Molyneux, seems finally to have abandoned The Wood 
as a residence. The latter married Frances, dau. of James Gorsuch, of Gorsuch 



Bryers, vid Johannes Dam 

Ellena ifazakerley, spinster Ellena Dam, spinster 

Anna ffazakerley, spinster Elizabetha Dam, spinster 

Thomas Mollyneux Anna Prize, vid 

Anna Halsall, spinster Margeria Chadwick, vid 

Elizabetha Blundell, spinster Ricardus Sephton, husb 

Margareta Rawlinson, spinster Margareta ux Thome Moore 

Robertus Waynwright Johannes Cooke, cobler 

Henricus Dam, husb. Elizabetha ux eius 
Elizabetha ux eius 


Eduardus Tatlock^ Margretta Stanenought, vid 

Jana ux eius Jana Stanenought, spinster 

Johannes Tatlock Anna ux Roberti Norres 

Maria ux eius Dorothea ux Johannis Burton 
Ricardus Lynford, laborer yom 

Margeria ux eius 

Hall, and dying 11 Mch, 1744, the family became extinct in the male line, the 
extensive estates devolving upon his dau. and sole heiress, Frances, who in 
1752 conveyed them in marriage to Sir Edward Blount, of Sodington, co. 
Worcester, Bart. The Molyneux family of The Wood, always staunch to the 
faith like the parent stock, was descended from a second son of the Sefton line, 
and in 1 567 returned a pedigree of fourteen generations. 

^ Edward Tatlock, of Kirkby, yeo., a recusant in 1626, had a son, John, 
baptized at Walton in 161 3. He may be identical with the Edward named in 
the text. The family resided at Tatlock House, in Kirkby. John Tatlock, late in 
the sixteenth or early in the seventeenth century, leased Cunscough, in Melling, 
from the Irelands of Lydiate, and his grandson and namesake returned a pedi- 
gree at the Visitation of 1664, being then forty-four, and his son, John, ten 
years of age. The elder John died in 1675, and the son in 17 12. Of the Kirkby 
line were Jane Tatlock, who married Hamlet Mascy of the Rixton Hall family 
13 Jan., 1639; Henry Tatlock, a recusant in 1679, and Thomas and Richard in 
1 7 16 — all of Walton-cum-Fazakerley. Thomas Tatlock, of Fazakerley, yeo., 
married Mary, only dau. of Henry Eccles, of Meanfield, in Win wick, gent., by 
Anne, dau. and coheir of Richard Blackburne, of Stockenbridge Manor, and had 
two sons, Thomas Tatlock, of Tatlock House, in Kirkby, dyer, a Catholic 
non-juror in 17 17, and Richard Tatlock, of Prescot, gent. The former mar- 
ried Ellen Fazakerley, of Fazakerley, and had two sons, Thomas and Henry. 
The latter, born in 1709, became a Jesuit, and spent his missionary career 
in his native district, and used the alias of Forster. For many years, certainly 
between 1741 and 1752, according to Bishop Dicconson's list, he resided with 
his father, but also attended to another mission, probably Lydiate Hall. He 
was still residing at Tatlock House with his brother in 1767. He finally re- 
moved to Moor Hall, and either died there or at Tatlock in 1771. His nephew 
or grandnephew, James Tatlock, went to Douay College in 1778 to study for 
the Church, but left six years later, obtained a dispensation from his college 
oath, married a sister of the Rev. James Lancaster of Chester, and set up some 
kind of cotton business there, which, proving unsuccessful, he relinquished, 
and went to live for a time with his brother-in-law, John Lancaster, watch and 
clock manufacturer at Prescot. He then opened an academy for young gentle- 
men at Scholes Hall, and subsequently leased Cowley Hill in Scholes, where 
he died 4 Feb., 181 5, His school was continued by Mr Robinson, who removed it 
to Woolton Grove about 1823. Mr John Tatlock, coroner for Chester, and his 
brother, the Very Rev. Thomas Tatlock, canon of Shrewsbury, and formerly 
professor at Ushaw for very many years, who died at Chester 4 Mch, 1899, aged 
seventy-two, were the last representatives of this family. 


Petrus Leadbeater de^ [ 
Maria ux Ricardi Taylor 
Thomas Culcheth 
EHzabetha ux eius 
Maria Leadbeater 
Georgius Barrow ^ 
Dorothea ux eius 
Johannes Dick 
Jana ux eius 
Georgius Shaw 
Margeria ux eius 
Anna Atherton^ 
Godfredus Atherton 
Ricardus Cubban 
Anna ux eius 
Jacobus Smith 
Jana ux eius 
Willielmus Smith 
Maria ux eius 
Alicia Westhead 
Jacobus Westhead^ 
Alicia ux eius 
Thomas Webster^ 


Henricus Mosse 
EHzabetha ux eius 
Jacobus Ascroft, jnn. 
Katherina ux eius 
Maria ux Radulphi Holland 


Alex'us Barker 

convicted recusants, chas ii. 
[bickerstaffe, ormskirk] 


Margretta ux eius [Webster] 

Thomas Hulme 

Margretta ux eius 

Katherina Greaves 

Matheus Greaves 

Jana ux eius 

Hugo Hey 

Anna ux eius 

Eduardus Aspinall*' 

Ellena Aspinall 

Johannes Hall 

Margeria ux eius 

Jana Taylor, sen. 

Eduardus Hunt 

Alicia ux eius 

Radulphus Sheppard 

Jana ux eius 

Margareta Taylor, vid 

Eduardus Tarleton 

Isabella ux eius 

Eduardus Smith 

Alicia Meadow 

Anna ux eius [Barker] 
Oliverus Crosse 
EHzabetha ux eius 
Willielmus Topping 
Oliverus Topping 
Emblina ux Roberti Bury 

Thomas ffletcher 
Jenetta HiU 


Willielmus Manowring' 
EHzabetha Gorsuch^ 

1 The place name should be Bickerstaffe, in the parish of Ormskirk. The 
will of Peter Leadbitter, of Ormskirk, was proved in 1687. 

' George Barrow, of Bickerstaffe, gent., was a recusant in 1679. 
' Hugh Atherton, of Bickerstaffe, died in 1662. 

* The will of James Westhead, of Bickerstaffe, husb., was proved in 1670; 
and that of Gabriel Westhead, of The Westhead, in Lathom, yeo., in 1666. 

* The will of Thomas Webster, of Bickerstaffe, husb., was proved in 1668. 

* Thomas ASpinwall, of Bickerstaffe, was a recusant in 1679, and Edward 
Aspinwall, of Bickerstaffe, husb., appears again later in the text. 

'William Mainwaring, formerly of Windle, married Cath., dau. of Philip 
Langton, of Lowe Hall. His father, Oliver Mainwaring, of Windle, a cadet of 
the Mainwarings, of Over Peover, in Cheshire, married Margaret, dau. and 
coheir of William Torbock, of Torbock Hall, by Cath., dau. of Sir Thomas 
Gerard, of Bryn, and suffered repeated imprisonments for the faith. Two of 
William's brothers became Jesuits, Edward and George, and one, Christopher, 
died a scholastic at Rome, and all used the alias of Latham. William and his 
mother were on the rolls in 1625 seq. 

" She and her sister Dorothy were daughters of James Gorsuch, of Gorsuch 


Dorothea Gorsuch Gabriel Hesketh, gen 

Jana Jackson Alicia ux eius 

Susanna Graddill^ Alex'us Hesketh 

Hugo Worthington Robertus ffarrer 

Margretta ux eius Henricus Astley 

Elizabetha Blundell, vid Anna Skiley 

Katherina ux Willielmi Waring Jana Rice 

Margareta Sutch, vid Petrus Stanley 

AUGHTON Margareta ux Eduardi Stanley ^ 

AliciauxBartholomei Hesketh, 2 Thomas Stanley 

armiger Willielmus T3Ter 

Hall, in Scarisbrick. Their brother, Edward, married Mary, dau. of Henry 
Eccleston, of Eccleston Hall, and dying in 1656 left a son, James, aged eight at 
the Visitation of 1665, when a pedigree was returned. The latter marrieci Abi- 
gail, dau. of George Metham, of North Cove, Metham, co. York, and had four 
sons, all of whom died sine prole, one, James Gorsuch alias Metham and latterly 
Eccleston, being an archdeacon of the Chapter and many years priest at 
Burscough Hall, probably till his death 19 Jan., 1738-39, aged fifty-four. An 
elder son, John Gorsuch, of Gorsuch Hall, married, Winifred, dau. of Anthony 
Lowe, M.D., of Tabley Hill, co. Cheshire, in 1725, assumed the name of Eccles- 
ton, upon succeeding to the Eccleston Hall estates, and died in Dec, 1742 , when 
the Gorsuch and Eccleston estates passed to Bcisil Thomas Scarisbrick, of 
Scarisbrick Hall, who assumed the name of Eccleston. John's widow then re- 
moved to Cowley Hill, in Eccleston, where she died 15 June, 1743, aged eighty- 
one. The Gorsuch family was always recusant. 

1 Daughter of Christopher Gradell, of Barbies Moor, in Ulnes Walton, the 
representative of a very ancient family. Her brother, Thomas Gradell, alias 
Middleton, a Douay priest, died in Oct., 1672, at an advanced age. Her nephew, 
Christopher, married, first, a Nelson of Fairhurst Hall, and, secondly, a Winckley 
of Banister Hall, and had issue by both marriages, but as his sons (by the 
second wife) died s.p., the youngest, Christopher, a priest, dying at Sheffield 
25 Sept., 1758, aged fifty-nine, the daughters became coheiresses, one of whom 
married Humplirey Orrell, of Blackbrook. 

2 The Heskeths, of Aughton Hall, lords of the manors of Litherland and 
Aughton, were descended from the Heskeths, of Hesketh, Rufford, etc., and 
returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 161 3 and 1664, Bartholomew being of 
the age of sixty-four at the latter date, and his son Gabriel twenty-three. The 
father, who appears in earlier recusant rolls, married, first, Anne, dau. of Sir 
Cuthbert Halsall, of Halsall Hall, by Dorothy, natural dau, of Henry Stanley 
Earl of Derby, and, secondly, Alice, dau. of Edward Pilkington, of Coppull. By 
the first wife he had three sons, the above Gabriel, who married Alice, dau. of 
Edward Ireland, of Lydiate Hall, and appears to have died s.p., Bartholomew, 
and Alexander, named in the text, who seems eventually to have inherited the 
Aughton and Uplitherland manors, and to have resided at the latter at the time 
of his death in 1708. Alexander's son and namesake apostatized, and was made 
a justice of the peace for the county. He soon came to grief, and disposed of his 
estates of Aughton and Uplitherland in 171 8 to John Plumbe, an eminent 
Liverpool lawyer. He was twice married, and by one of his wives left a son, 
Thomas, who died at Aughton in 1741 ; by the other he had a daughter, married 
to Edward Molyneux, of Formby, younger son of Richard Molyneux, of New 
Hall (by Eliz., dau. of Robert Harrington, of Huyton, which manor was sub- 
sequently inherited by her grandson, the squire of New Hall), and her son, 
Edward Molyneux alias Harrington, bom 10 Mch, 1700, was ordained priest 
at Douay, and died chaplain at Moor Hall, Aughton, 20 Oct., 1739. 

3 Edward Stanley, of Moor Hall, in Aughton, returned a very imperfect 
pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, being then of the age of forty. His wife was 
Margaret, dau. of Thomas Gerard, of Gerard Hall, in Aughton, and at the time 


Willielmus WolfalP Johannes Aspinall, husb. 

Alicia Hullem Lyonell Butchard, yom 

Thomas Garrett,^ gen K)llena ux eius 

Dorothea, ux eius Thomas Booker 

Robertus Walsh, ^ gen Eduardus Barton 

Anna ux eius Anna Aspinall,* vid 

Elizabetha Tildsley Anna ux Roberti Letherbarrowe 

Ricardus Mollineux, yom husb 

Anna ux eius Lyonell Garrett, husb 

of the Visitation had two daughters, Anne, aged thirteen, and Elizabeth. He 
was possibly away at this time, for he appears on later rolls down to 1684. His 
father, Peter Stanley, a staunch recusant like all the rest of the family, married 
Eliz., dau. of Thomas Wolfall, of Wolfall Hall, in Huyton, by Mary, dau. of Sir 
Richard Molyneux, of Sefton. Peter's grandfather and namesake was the second 
son of Sir William Stanley, of Hooton, co. Chester, and acquired Aughton and 
Bickerstaffe. Thomas Stanley, named in the text, was one of Edward's younger 
brothers, Edward's daughter and ultimate heiress, Anne, married her relative, 
Richard Wolfall, of Wolfall Hall, who died i Feb., 17 18, s.p., at Moor Hall, 
where she continued to reside till her death, her will being dated Sept. 14, 1731. 
By a spiritual will, dated 9 Oct., 1728, she left certain funds for the use of the 
secular priest serving the mission at Moor Hall or neighbourhood. This mission, 
which may be said to have been continuous from the reign of Elizabeth, is now 
represented by that of St Mary's, Aughton. Moor Hall then reverted to the 
Stanleys, of Hooton, and after the breaking up of Hooton Hall, became the 
residence of Lady Stanley, whose two sons. Fathers Henry and Thomas 
Stanley, S.J., lived there between 1763 and 1786, in which latter year the 
former died at Moor Hall. This ancient and picturesque mansion was ultimately 
sold by Sir William Massey Stanley, Bart, in 1841, to John Rosson, J. P. and 
D.L., a Liverpool barrister and a Catholic, and was sold by his sister in 1873. 

^ Richard W^olfall, of Wolfall Hall, in Huyton, returned a decidedly unsatis- 
factory pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, being then of the age of twenty-one, 
and his son, William, one. No doubt the William named in the text was one of 
the family. Thomas Wolfall alias Butler, a secular priest, who died at Ince 
Blundell in 1720, aged forty-five, was brother of the Richard Wolfall men- 
tioned in the preceding note. It is probable that Father John Wolfall, S.J., 
who died in 1742, aged sixty, was another brother. After the death of William 
W^olfall, of Wolfall Hall, who was buried at Aughton, 12 Oct., 1720, the estate 
passed to the Harringtons of Huyton Hey, one of whom, Robert, had married 
Anne, daughter of Thomas Wolfall, and through them Wolfall Hall passed to 
the Molyneux family of New Hall. 

2 Thomas Gerard, of Gerard Hall, in Aughton, died in 1671. His daughter, 
Margaret, married Edward Stanley, of Moor Hall. Lyonel Gerard, mentioned 
later on in the text, was a yeoman in Aughton, whose will was proved in 1669. 
He possibly derived from the same family, which was descended from the 
Gerards of Bryn. 

^ Robert Walshe, of Walshe Hall, a quaint edifice in Aughton formerly sur- 
rounded by a moat, was son of Thomas Walshe, of the same, by Frances, 
daughter of Richard Molyneux, of New Hall. His will was proved in 1668. His 
grandfather and namesake, and Isabel, his wife, were recusants 1613-36, and 
probably earlier. In the rolls for 1682-4 Thomas Walshe was in possession of the 
estate. The hall is now a farmhouse. 

* The Aspinwalls of Aspinwall Hall in Aughton were recusants from the 
time of Elizabeth. Shortly before this date the family removed to Hale upon 
the marriage of Edward Aspinwall, with Eleanor, sister and coheiress of Sir 
Gilbert Ireland, of Hale Hall, and their son, Gilbert Aspinwall, succeeded to 
the Hale estates. The latter's son, Edward, died in 17 19, leaving a son, Ireland 
Aspinwall, and a daughter, Mary. The son died unmarried in 1733, and his sister 
became sole heiress, married Isaac Green, upon whose death, in 1749, the 



Thomas Garrett, husb 
Margeria ux Thome Archer, 

Ricardus Hesketh, husbm 
Sissilea ux eius 
Eduardus Leigh, husb. 
Sissilea ux Ricardi Blundell 
Sara Blundell 
Eduardus Williams, Alehouse 

Jana ux eius 

Henricus Hesketh, Taylor 
Robertus Tyrer, husbm 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Elizabetha ux Willielmi Hartley, 

Jana Hartley, spinster 
Anna Hartley, spinsters- 
Anna Westhead, vid 
Humfridus Morecroft^ 
Margareta ux eius 
Ellena Mercer, vid 
Thomas Rostorne, laborer 
Anna ux eius 
Gouth Barton, 2 lab. 
Ellenora ux eius 



Robertus Guy, lab 
Maria ux eius 
Robertus Taylor, lab 
Anna Tickle, vid 
Margareta Tickle, spinster 
Willielmus Parre, husbm 
Anna Prescott, vid 
Thomas Peet, lab 
Emlen ux eius 
Elizabetha Peet, vid 
Ricardus Almond, lab 
Maria ux eius 
Willielmus Morecroft, dyer 
Ellena ux eius 

Willielmus Leatherbarrow,husb. 
Alicia ux eius 
Elizabetha Keirtforte ux Ro- 

berti Keirtforte, miller 
Alexander Cooke, lab 
Anna ux eius 
Maria Breeres, vid. 
Jacobus Wotton 
ffrancisca ux eius 
Katherina ux Edwardi Molli- 

neux, lab 

Johannes Aspinwall, husb 
Katherina ux eius 
Thomas Aspinwall, husb 
Anna ux eius 
Elizabetha Breares 
Anna Ridding, vid 
Johannes ffarrer, husb 
Alicia ux eius 
Jacobus ffarrer, husb 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Margareta Heskyn, vid 

Alicia Hulme, vid 
Maria Hulme, fil eius 
Ellena Wakefield, vid 
Henricus Wakefield 
Robertus Wakefield 
Henricus Hey, husb 
Margareta ux eius 
Willielmus Rowley, husbm 
Ellena ux eius 
Johannes Hartley, wright 
Elizabetha ux eius 

estates were divided between his two married daughters, one, Ireland Green, 
the wife of Thomas Blackbume, of Orford, and the other, Mary, the wife of 
Bamber Gascoyne, the Blackburnes obtaining Hale and the Gascoynes Child- 
wall. The Aspinwalls lost their faith about the time of the Ireland alliance. 

^ The Aughton Morecrofts were a junior branch of the Morecrofts of Orms- 
kirk, who returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, and whose names occa- 
sionally appear in the recusant rolls. The Aughton branch was always staunch 
to the faith. The will of Humphrey Morecroft, of Ormskirk, was proved in 
1608. At the Inq. post mortem of William Morecroft, of Aughton, 4 Augt, 
6 Jac. I, it was shown that he died 12 Mch, 1608, leaving property in Aughton. 
Hurleton, and Scarisbrick, and that by Anne, his wife, he had a son and heir, 
Humphrey, then of the age of twenty-one, whose wife was Agnes Holland. The 
will of Humphrey Morecroft, of Aughton, was proved in 1678. 

' Gawther Barton. 




Jana Pye, spinster 
Elizabetha Mason, vid 
Anna Rymer, vid 


Jana Rymer, spinster 
Margaretta Holland, vid 

Rogerus Tyrer, husbm 

Maria ux eius 

Willielmus Pendleton, husbm 

Jana ux eius 

Margeria ux Willielmi Goare 

Elizabetha ux Thome Bushell 

Sara Cooke, vid 

Maria Quick, vid 

Anna Quick fil predicle Marie 

Robertus Quick, husbm 


Thomas Speakman, Blacksmith 


Maria ux eius 
Elizabetha Glease, spinster 
Margeria Quick, spinster 
Elizabetha uxjacobi Harrison 
Jacobus AUenson, Webster 
Jana ux eius 
Thomas Harknes 
Jenetta ux eius 
Willielmus Blakey 

Ricardus Lathome,^ Armig. 
Katherina ux eius 
Thomas Lathome 
Willielmus Lathome 
Willielmus Haworth, husbm 
Robertus Dickson 
Thomas Woolfall 
Thomas ffazakerley 
Ricardus Charnock 
Ellena Travis 
Phillipus Parr, lab 
Ellena ux eius 
Willielmus Lathome 
Thomas Lathome, lab 
Maria ux eius 

Thomas Stephensen, husbm 
Maria ux eius 
Petrus Lynnaker 

Elizabetha Bootle 

Elizabetha ux Eduardi Harsnepp 

Ricardus Lathome, husbm 
Maria ux eius 
Willielmus ffazakerley 
Ellena ux eius 
Thomas Edwardson 
Margretta Miller 
Jacobus Challenor 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Elizabetha Mather 
Johannes Hoole 

ux eius 

ffrancisca ux Henrici Ormes 
Henricus Miller 
Samuel Wright 
Elizabetha ux eius 

1 Richard Lathom, of Parbold Hall and Allerton Hall, returned a pedigree 
at the Visitation of 1664, being then of the age of forty-one, and his son, Thomas, 
seventeen, younger sons being Richard, William, and Christopher. His wife was 
Katherine, dau. of Sir William Massey, of Puddington Hall, co. Chester. The 
family was descended from the Lathoms, of Lathom, the ancestors of the Earls 
of Derby. They seem to have acquired the manor of Allerton at an early period. 
Richard Lathom's father, Thomas Lathom, died at Parbold, in 1628, a staunch 
recusant like all his family. The son rebuilt Allerton Hall in 1659, though his 
estates had been forfeited as a recusant and royalist, and he had had to com- 
pound for them in 1649-50. Notwithstanding, the Cromwellian Government 
sold Allerton to John Sumpner, of Midhurst, in Surrey, in 1653, with whose son, 
Charles, the Lathoms came to some arrangement in 1669, which, however, did 
not prevent the estate passing finally from the family in the following year. 
Christopher Lathom, the secular priest who signed the declaration of the Lan- 
cashire clergy 3 Mch, 1697, is probably identical with Richard Lathom's fourth 
son. Henry Lathom alias Anderton, another secular priest, born about 1626, 
and ordained at Piacenza, was probably Richard's younger brother. All their 
estates have been dispersed, and the family is lost in the crowd. 


Ellena Hey, vid Ellinora Taylor 

Elizabetha Gouldall 


Anna ux Thome Mossock, ^ gen ffrancisca Gerrard fil predicte 

Ellionora Urmston^ Willielmi 

Margareta Holcroft Isabella ux Henric Radcliffe 

Alicia Potter Henricus Keirsley 

Alicia Potter Margretta ux eius 

Anna Yate, spinster Johannes Urmston, gen 

Ricardus Naylor, Taylor Eduardus Libtrott^ 

Maria ux eius Ricardus Libtrott 

Willielmus Gerrard, Chirurgeon Ellena Libtrott 

Alicia ux eius 


Thomas ffarrington, husbm Willielmus Bowman 

Anna ux Thome Culcheth, Johannes Tarbuck, husbm 
Armig* Edwardus Holme 

1 Thomas Mossock was the eldest son and heir of Henry Mossock, of Kenis- 
cough-Hevenhead Hall, m Melling, who returned a pedigree at the Visitation 
of 1664, by Jane, dau. and coheir of John More, son and heir of Edward More, 
of Bank Hall. At the time of the Visitation Thomas Mossock was forty -nine. 
He resided on the estate of his second wife, Anne, youngest dau. and coheir of 
Richard Urmston, lord of West Leigh, but had no issue by her. His first wife 
was Anne, dau. of Thomas Beriftgton, of Mote Hall, co. Salop, by whom he had 
a daughter, Magdalen, who died in infancy, and hence upon his death in 1677 
the estates passed to his sister (or her heirs) , Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Walm- 
esley, of Showley Hall. His only brother, Richard, bom in 1627, was ordained 
priest at Douay, and used the alias of More on the mission. He was a member of 
the Chapter, Archdeacon of Lancashire, and also treasurer of the Clergy Fund, 
and died 20 Mch, 1673-4. He is credited with having written the curious inscrip- 
tion for his father in 1661, describing him " ^tatis suae 74 " (whereas Dug- 
dale at his Visitation of 1664 put him as seventy-four in that year), which 
appears on a brass plate in the parish church of Ormskirk, headed: " Jesus 
^Iaria, God sauve the King," and finishing " Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Richard 
MosoCk scripsit." It refers to Henry's ancestors having been buried there for 
385 years. Another brass plate in Aughton parish church bears a somewhat 
similar inscription, commencing " Jesus Salvator," and ending " Richard 
Mosock, 1686. God save the King. To the Greater Glorye of God." Unless 
there was some error on the part of the engraver, this would appear to have 
been an imitation of the Ormskirk inscription by Richard Mossock, of Bicker- 
staff e, who died in 1692, The family had always held property at Bickerstaffe. 
Their ancient residence, now a farmhouse, was Mossock Hall, in Aughton. 

2 Eleanor was sister to Mrs Mossock. The Urmstons of West Leigh were a 
very ancient family, and always true to the faith. A long pedigree of the family 
was entered at the Visitation of 1664, probably at the instance of one or other 
of the husbands of the coheiresses of Richard Urmston, who died in 1659, aged 

3 The Liptrotts appear in recusant rolls from the commencement. Two of 
them in modern times became priests, Peter and Richard, sons of William Lip- 
trott, of Bold, and his wife, Jane, dau. of George Gillow, of Moor House, Newton- 
cum-Scales, the former, a canon of Salford, dying in 1893, aged sixty-four, and 
the latter in 1878, aged forty-four. 

* The Culcheths, of Culcheth Hall, in the parish of Win wick, returned pedi- 
grees at the Visitations of 1567 and 1664. At the latter date Thomas Culcheth, 
who appears in the later rolls till his death in Dec, 1683, was thirty-six years of 
age. His wife, Anne, dau. of James Bradshaigh, of Haigh Hall, and sister of Sir 
Roger Bradshaigh, now represented by the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, 


Christopher Guest, yom Maria ux eius 

Katherina ux eius Katherina Travis,^ vid 

Johannes Guest Elizeus Gregory 

Thomas Guest Robertus Speakman, husbm 

Thomas Speakman, yom Margretta ux eius 

Anna Guest Jacobus Bate, husbm 

Radulphus Saunderson, husbm Jana Bate vid 


Henricus Gilliborne, husbm Radulphus Haworth, husbm 


Johannes Lancaster,^ gen Edwardus Stringfellow, laborer 

Thomas Lancaster, fil eius Jana ux eius 


Ricardus Naylor, webster Jana ux Willielmi Collan 

Ellena ux eius Ricardus Lancaster, husbm 

was the mother of three sons, two of whom, Thomas and James, became 
Jesuits, and died in 1730 and 1692 respectively, and seven daughters, five of 
whom became nuns at Dunkirk, Pontoise and Gravehnes. Of the other two 
daughters, one, Anne, married Richard Stanley, of Great Eccleston Hall, 
whose son, Thomas, succeeded to the Culcheth estate, and the other, Catherine, 
married John Trafford, of Croston Hall, to whose grandson and namesake the 
Culcheth estates passed in 1794, upon the death of Thomas Stanley's daughter, 
Meliora, wife of William Dicconson, fourth son of Edward Dicconson, of Wright- 
ington Hall. The eldest son of Thomas Culcheth, John, born in 1650, succeeded 
to the property, and married Mary, dau. of Hugh Dicconson, of Wrightington 
Hall, and had two sons, Thomas, his successor, who married Anne, dau. of Sir 
Piers Mostyn, of Talacre, Bart, but died s.p. in 1747, and John, a barrister of 
Gray's Inn, who died s.p., and two daughters, Benedictine nuns at Dunkirk. 
William Culcheth, younger brother to Thomas of the text, died this very year, 
1667, a Jesuit at Ghent, and possibly his absence from England on this account 
may account for the name of Thomas not appearing in the roll. 

1 Probably widow of Henry Travis, of Culcheth, chapman, whose will 
was proved in 1665, and perhaps mother of Edward Travis or Travers, alias 
Hill, admitted to the English College at Rome in 161 9 as a con victor, and left 
in 162 1. 

2 Although the father appears to have lived to 1674, Thomas, the son, signed 
the pedigree returned at the Visitation of 1664, being then of the age of 
twenty-seven. The Lancasters had held the manor of Rainhill from an early 
period. John, aged three at the Visitation of 161 3 (a pedigree also appearing in 
that of 1567), married Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Ditchfield, of Ditton Hall, 
and his eldest son, Thomas, mar. Elizabeth, dau. and coheir of William 
Mere, of Mere Hall, Cheshire. The latter, having been almost drowned in 
a brook, died a few days later, in 1679. His grandson, John Lancaster, a 
Catholic non-juror in 1717, resided at Rainhill Hall, and his namesake, and 
probably grandson, sold the hall about 1783, which after passing through the 
Fleetwoods and Beaumonts, was purchased, just before her death, by the Mar- 
chioness Stapleton-Bretherton, Mary, daughter and heiress of Mr Bartholomew 
Brctherton, the great stage-coach proprietor, of Rainhill House, who died in 
1857, aged eighty-two, having acquired much of the old Lancaster property in 
Rainhill. Her first husband was William Gerard, second son of Sir William 
Gerard, eleventh bart, of Bryn, and elder brother of the first Baron Gerard, 
and after his death, s.p., in 1844, she married, secondly, the Hon. Gilbert Staple- 
ton, brother of Lord Beaumont. Eventually she assumed her paternal name in 
addition to that of her husband, was created a marchioness by the Pope, and 
died childless in 1883. The Lancasters were always staunch recusants, and Mass 
was often said in the chapel in the hall. Several of the family were priests and 


Christiana ux eius [Lancaster] ffrancisca Lathome, spinster 
Maria Lathome, spinster Maria ux Willielmi Rainforth 

Anna Wakefield 


Dorothea ux Edwardi Moore, ^ Willielmus Arnold, Miller 

gfen Anna Challiner, spinster 
Ricardus Moore 


Rogerus Breares,2gen Robertus Bryers, gen 

Alicia ux eius Maria ux eius 

Elizabetha Hulme Willielmus ffazakerly,^ gen 

^Dorothy, dau. of Sir Richard Fenwick, Bart, of Meldon, co. Northumber- 
land, whose nephew. Sir John Fenwick, was executed in Wilham Ill's reign, 
brought her husband, Edward More, of Bank Hall, in Kirkdale, a portion of 
;^700 a year in land. More Hall, the site of which is now the centre of Liverpool, 
was the seat of the Mores for twenty generations, and after it was superseded 
by Bank Hall, erected in the thirteenth century, it was frequently used as a 
jointure-house. The family, which returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1567, 
had up to that time retained the faith, but the squire in the time of Elizabeth 
was a temporizer, and his descendants became rank Puritans, the father of the 
Edward More of the text, the author of the "Moore Rental," having the unenvi- 
able distinction of being one of the regicides. Through this circumstance, the 
intention to create the son a baronet in 1 660 did not finally pass under the great 
seal till 1675. After the death, in 1673, of Sir Edward's Catholic wife, Dorothy, 
by whom he had four sons, the second son apparently being the one of the text, 
Richard Fenwick More, who died 28 June, 1672, he married, secondly, a daughter 
of Sir Thomas Bloodworth, by whom he had one daughter. His eldest son and 
namesake predeceased him, and the baronetcy passed to the third. Sir Cleave 
More, who speedily dissipated his estates, and the family became extinct upon 
the death of the fifth baronet in 18 10. To one of Sir Edward's ancestors is 
attributed the story of "The Dragon of Wantley." 

2Roger Breres (Breers or Bryers), of Walton Hall, in the parish of Walton- 
on-the-Hill, returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, being then sixty years 
of age. He married, first, Margerie, dau. of Robert ffazakerley, of Fazakerley 
Hall, by Anne, dau. of Edward Molyneux, of The Wood, by whom he had two 
sons, and, secondly, Alice, dau. of Richard Hulme, of Maghull Hall, who appears 
with her sister, Elizabeth Hulme, in the text. Roger Breres died in this very year 
1667. The family was very ancient, and obtained Walton through the marriage 
of Roger Breres, of Chorley, with Blanch, dau. and coheir of Richard Cross, of 
Cross Hall, by Elizabeth, dau. and coheir of Roger Walton, lord of Walton. 
They appear in the rolls from their commencement, and were always staunch 
to the faith. Roger's eldest son, Lawrence, mar. Mary, dau. of Sir Cuthbert 
Clifton, of Lytham Hall, and relict of William Lathom, of Mosborough Hall, 
but died s.p., and was buried at Walton, 2 Nov., 1663. The second son, Robert, 
appearing in the text, aged thirty-two in 1664, mar., first, Mary, dau. of John 
Molyneux, of New Hall, by whom he had sons, Roger, of whom hereafter, and 
Lawrence; and daughters, Catherine, a nun at Gravelines, and Elizabeth. 
Lawrence was ordained priest at Douay, and died in London, 13 Nov., 1744. 
Robert, who died at Wigan in 1708, mar., secondly, Elizabeth, dau. of Richard 
Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, by Catherine, dau. of Thomas Carus, of Halton 
Hall, and relict of Lawrence Hoghton, and had a son, Thomas, born^in 1692, and 
three daughters, Bridget, Mary and Margery. Roger Breers, Robert's eldest son, 
by his wife Bridget had a son, Lawrence, who joined with his father in 1746 
in the sale of the Walton Hall estate, after which the family sank into 

3 The ffazakerleys of Spellow House, in Walton, and of Fazakerley Hall, 
staunch recusants and royalists, returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 161 3 
and 1664. William was the third son of Robert ffazakerley by Anne, dau. of 


Winifrida ux eius [Fazakerley] Ellena Hardin^ 
Margretta flfazakerly, spinster Maria Tarleton 
Anna Spencer Ricardus Dannett, husbm. 

Ricardus Morecroft Isabella Sutton 

Elizabetha ux eius Anna Singleton, vid 

Ellena Hulme, vid Henricus Singleton, husbm 

Jenetta ux Johannis Massam Elizabetha Tyrer, vid 

Alicia Massam, spinster Rogerus Tyrer, shoemaker 

Johannes Harrison, husbm. Dorothea Tyrer, spinster 

Jennetta ux eius Jacobus Topping, yom. 

Anna Turner, vid Ellena ux eius 

Elizabetha Harrison, spinster Thomas Tildesley, Carpenter 
Alicia Shurliker, spinster Margareta ux eius 

Sara Mercer, spinster Margretta Bridge, vid. 

Eduardus Tyrer, weaver Alicia ux Henrici Dennett ^ 

Ellena Mercer, vid Margareta Howard, vid 

Johannes Moulton, yoman Maria Stannanought, vid 

Thomas Harrison, husbm Thomas Stananought 

Anna Lake, spinster Elizabetha Roson, vid 

Edward Molyneux, of The Wood. His eldest brother, Captain Nicholas ffaza- 
kerley, born in 1600, was at the English College at Rome from 1623 to 1626, and 
was slain at Liverpool in the royal cause in Oct., 1643. Another brother, the 
second, Thomas Fazakerley alias Ashton, born about 161 1, was ordained priest 
at Rome, and died chaplain to Lord Molyneux at Croxteth Hall, 22 Mch, 1664-5. 
The captain was succeeded by his eldest son and namesake, who married 
Winefrid, dau. of Edward Tarleton, of Aigburth Hall, and his grandson, 
Robert, a Catholic non-juror in 1717, dying without issue, about 1730, the 
estate passed to his sister and heiress, Mary ffazakerley, who mar., first. Cap- 
tain Bryan Hawarden, and, secondly, Thomas Mostyn, younger son of Sir Piers 
Mostyn, of Talacre, Bart. This lady died in 1775, aged seventy, leaving a son, 
John Hawarden, who assumed the name of ffazakerley, and was succeeded 
by his son, Lieut.-Col. Samuel Hawarden ffazakerley, who, dying 20 June, 
18 1 3, s.p., devised his estates to Henry Hawarden Gillibrand, infant son of 
Thomas Hawarden Gillibrand, of Gillibrand Hall. He was born 6 May, 1808, 
assumed the name of ffazakerley by sign manual 11 June, 1814, and was 
brought up a Protestant owing to his father's unhappy negligence. Thus the 
extensive estates of these three ancient Catholic families were united — only 
to be dispersed in the next generation, and culminating with the destruction and 
extinction of the family. 

^ Ellen Hawarden (pronounced Harden), wife of Thomas Hawarden, of 
Croxteth (probably steward to Lord Molyneux), second son of John Hawarden, 
of Fenistrete, Appleton, in Widnes, was dau. of Edward Tarleton, of Aigburth 
Hall; and Maria Tarleton, named in the text, was probably her sister. Her son, 
Edward Hawarden, D.D., was the famous Douay theologian. 

2 Several members of this family joined the ecclesiastical state. James 
Dennett, bom in 1702, son of James Dennett, of Lydiate, a Catholic non-juror 
in 1717, became a Jesuit, was serving Houghton Hall, Yorks, in 1734, and died 
at Bury St Edmunds in 1789. Another member of the family, Dom Joseph 
Dennett, the Carthusian, died at Nieuport in Dec, 1761. Henry Dennett, son 
of William Dennett, of Lydiate, by Margaret, dau. of William Tarleton, of 
Orrell, yeoman, born in 1754, was ordained priest at Douay, and after serving 
Roundhay and Ugthorpe, in Yorkshire, removed to Birchley, in Lancashire, 
where he died in 1803. His nephew, James, son of William Dennett, of Eccleston, 
and his wife, Mary Valentine, bom in 1767, was ordained priest at Lisbon, and 
died at Ormskirk in 1845. The prioress of the Regular Canonesses of the Holy 
Sepulchre at Liege, Mary Christina Dennett, died in 1781, and her sister, 
Helen Teresa, of the same community, died in 1794, aged seventy-one. 


Daniel Cooke Elizabetha Briggs, spinster 

Margretta ux eius 


Henricus Arrowsmith, shop- Willielmus Pickering, junr 

keeper Jana ux Ricardi Windle 

Elizabetha ux eius Elizabetha ux Willielmi Miller 

Johannes Colling, glover Willielmus Mollineux 

Sara ux eius Elizabetha Mollineux 

Elizabetha Crosse,^ vid Maria ux Johannis Gleast 

Thomas Crosse Johannes Withington, husbm 

Anna ux Radulphi Sephton Anna ux eius 

Georgius Hulme Robertus ffreth^ Taylor 

Elizabetha ux Roberti Crosby Margareta ux eius 
Katherina Adlington, spinster Robertus Withington 
Robertus Ballard Willielmus Waynewright, Web- 

Willielmus Barker ^ ster 

Robertus Wilding, husbm Johannes Knowles 

Jana ux eius Maria Part 

Robertus Whitehead Katharinauxor Johannis Atherton 

Robertus Norres, husbm Maria Burscall 

Susanna Norres Anna Aspinall 

Katherina ux. Roberti Wade de Altham in Com Lane, virtute en- 
jusdain A6liis parliamenti apud Westni. xxixP die O6lob, Aniw Regni 

Dne. nup. Regine Elizabethe xxviij^ Eo quod 

ipsa existat xvi annorum et ultra non accesset Ecclie sue Parochiali 
&€ ad aliquod tenipus infra ununi viensem proxime sequentem xP diefit 
Martij Anno xix regni Regis mine Caroli seeundi [i66y] sed ahstinuit 
ab eisdem unde convi6la fuit ad sessiones doviini Regis tentas apud 
Preston in Amoundemess in Com. pred. die Jovis visxvj^diejanuar, 

Afino xix° [1668] xx^^ 

Margaretta Hodgson de eadem, vid. 

clitheroe Christianus Anderton fil pred. 

Alethea Anderton,^ vid Alethee 

^The will of Robert Cross, of Hale, yeoman, was proved in 1661, and that 
of Thomas Cross, of Halewood, in 1699. The latter was a recusant in 1680, 

2 John Barker, of Halewood, married Susanna, dau. of Henry Tathom, of 
Whiston, gent., and died in 1672. The Halewood family probably belonged to 
the Barkers of Dalton, mentioned later. 

^ Robert ffrith, of Halewood, was still on the rolls in 1680. 

* Alethea Anderton was the widow of Christopher Anderton, of Lostock 
Hall, the royalist captain who was despatched by the Earl of Derby fromWigan 
to try and carry the town of Bolton-le-Moors by assault. He has generally been 
identified with the captain of his name who so stoutly defended Greenhalgh 
Castle for the Earl of Derby and was slain in 1645, but this is apparently an 
error, for in 165 1 administration of his estate was granted in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury to Robert Harvey, of London, gent., and in October of 
that year his son, Francis Anderton, was admitted into possession of Lostock. 
Captain Anderton was twice married. His first wife was Agnes, dau. of John 
Preston, of Preston Patrick, co. Westmoreland, and of the Manor of Fumess, co. 
Lancaster, and the occasion of this child marriage, in 1621, was celebrated in a 
long poem by his eminent relative, Lawrence Anderton alias " John Brereley, 
Priest," known at Cambridge as "Silver-mouthed Anderton." After the prema- 


Stephanus Anderton, fil pred Alicia Hope 

Alethee Willielmus Bannaster 

Maria Bradley Ellinora ux Willielmi fFranckland 


Elizabetha Tootall Johannes Shutleworth 

Johannes Biggons Margretta Shuttleworth 

Jenetta Grexon Henry Grimshawe 


Jacobus Roberts Isabella ux eius 

Gracia ux eius Maria ux Mathei Dickinson, 

Edwardus Watson yeom. 

Jenetta ux eius Eliz. ux Abrahami Hartley 

Georgius Harrison 

balderstone [blackburn] 

Alexandrus Osbaldeston, gen.^ Houldcroft ux eius 

tnre death of his wife, probably in child-birth, the captain married secondly, 
in or about 1627, Alethea, third dau. of Sir Francis Smith, of Wootton-Wawen, 
CO. Warwick, and sister to Sir Charles Smith, of Wootton-Wawen, co. Warwick, 
and of Ashby Folville, co. Leicester, who was created Baron Carrington in 1643. 
Her sister, Frances, was an Augustinian nun at I.ouvain. Both she and her 
husband were put to much privation by the forfeiture of Lostock and other 
estates. Indeed, after her husband's death, Mrs Anderton, who went to reside 
at Clitheroe, had scarcely sufficient to maintain herself and her children, of whom 
she had fourteen. To make her cross heavier three of her children were forcibly 
taken from her to be brought up Protestants, a son and two daughters. The 
story of their ill-treatment and eventual recovery by their mother is told by 
Brother Foley in his Records S. /., Vol. III. One of the girls, Alethea, became an 
Augustinian at Louvain in 1656, and the other, Dorothy, died through the 
effects of her hard usage in 1653. The boy was apparently one of the two priests 
of the family, either Thurstan or Bruno. Stephen Anderton, the sixth son, bom 
in 1637, married Kath., second dau. of Thomas Tempest, by Ann, dau. and heir 
of Henry Scrope, of Danby Hall, and sister to Stephen Tempest, of Broughton 
Hall, CO. York, and had issue a son, John, who was professed at the English 
Benedictine monastery at Lambspring under the religious name of Michael, and 
ordained priest. After serving the mission for some five years he apostatized, 
and forthwith, without further ordination, was inducted to the curacy of New 
Church, Pendle, July 30, 1721, married in 1725, and died in 1742. His descend- 
ants became lost in obscurity. Mrs Anderton's eldest son, Sir Francis, bom in 
1628, married in 1655 Eliz., dau. and coheir of Sir Charles Somerset, C.B., of 
Troye, co. Monmouth, second surviving son of the Earl of Worcester, and in 
1677 was created a baronet. He died at Paris 9 Feb., 1678, and was succeeded 
by his son. Sir Charles Anderton, second baronet, of Lostock and Lydiate. 
Christian Anderton, named in the text, is probably an error of the transcriber 
for Christopher, born in 1629, who was a widower without children in 166S. In 
1657 he had married Anne, dau. of Peter Anderton, of Anderton Hall, but she 
died soon afterwards. Later he took a second wife, Grace, but she, too, had no 
issue. Thurstan, the priest, was serving Lostock Hall in 1676, and subsequently 
assisted at Crank, and was living when his nephew. Sir Charles, made his will in 
169T. It does not appear where he was ordained. His brother, Bruno, was sent 
to the English College at Rome in 1662 by Lord Carrington, and in consequence 
adopted that name as his alias. He was ordained in 1667, returned to England in 
1669, and died May 19, 1723, aged eighty. He w^as bom during the Civil War, 
when his parents were in Wales. 

^Alexander Osbaldeston, of Sunderland Hall, in Balderstone, married 
Holcroft, dau. of Robert Hesketh, of Rufford Hall, and had a son, John, born 
in 1634, and seven daughters. He was aged fifty-six when he returned his 
pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, showing his descent from his great-grand- 


Thomas Boulton Isabella ux eius 

Anna ux eius Edwardus Cookes 

Ricardus Waterhouse Anna Bolton, vid 


Ricardus Coupe, Tanner Ellena ux eius 

Jenetta ux eius Marg-rett Brewer, vid 

Robertus Blackley, husb. Johannes Brewer 


Johannes Cunliflfe ^ Henricus Blackborne 

Isabell ux eius Radulphus Hall 

Johannes Sheppard Jacobus Browne jun*" 


Laurencius Wilkinson, yeom burnley 

Anna ux eius Georgius Crouchley 
Ricardus Wilkinson ux eius 

Cornelius Towneley ^ Agnes Birtwistle 

ux eius Anna Booth, vid 

ffrane, vid ^ Jacobus Parker 

Christopher ffrane Johannes Cowpe 

Willielmus ffrane Margrett ux Johannis Riddi- 
Dorothea ffrane halgh 

Johannes Rawcliffe Eliz. Shackleton, vid 

ux eius Willielmus Tarleton 

Coulthurst, vid. Eliz. ux eius 


Brigitta ux Ricardi Aynesworth 

father, Richard, of Sunderland Hall, a younger son of Sir Alexander Osbalde- 
ston, of Osbaldeston Hall, by his second wife, Ellen, dau, of Thomas Tyldesley, 
of Wardley Hall. He died in April, 1681, aged seventy- two. The family were 
staunch recusants, and annually appear in the rolls, Alexander's grandson and 
namesake was a Catholic non-juror in 1717, died in 1729, and was succeeded 
by his son Alexander, who married Cath., one of the four daughters and 
coheiresses of John Westby, of Mowbreck Hall and Burne Hall, and had two 
sons, Alexander, M.D., of Sunderland Hall, and William. Upon the death of the 
former, in 1750, the estate, which had been heavily mortgaged, passed from the 
family, and Sunderland Hall, which had been erected in 1596, was eventually 
taken down and replaced by a farmhouse. There was a chapel in the hall, where 
Mass was said throughout the days of persecution. The Rev, Thomas Brock- 
holes was reported as the resident priest in 1690, and from 1743 till his im- 
prisonment in York Castle in 1745, Father John Joseph Greene, O.P., attended 
to the mission, 

^ John Cunliffe, of Banks, in Great Harwood, died in March, 1691, and his 
widow, Isabel, of "Harwood Banks," in June, 1708. Their son, Richard Cun- 
liffe, of Great Harwood, yeoman, was a Catholic non-juror in 1717. It is said 
that the Cunliffes, bankers, of Blackburn, from whom derived the late Sir 
William Cunliffe Brooks, Bart, were descended from a branch of this family. 

^Cornelius, bapt. i4Sept., 1622, was the fifth son of Cornelius Towneley, of 
Hapton, son of Lawrence Towneley. It was probably owing to their being 
Catholics, and married by priests, that the father is entered in the registers at 
Burnley as a base child as well as the first two sons of the elder Cornelius, after 
which the parson seems to have tired and entered the other children correctly. 
Cornelius had a brother, Ambrose, born in 1628. 

3 The will of Jennet Fraine, of Hapton, was proved in 1684, and that of 
William Fraine, of the same, in 1698. 



Ricardus Kellett uxor elus [Kellett] 


Ricardus Weaver Margrett ux Ricardi Morris 

Alicia ux eius Letitia ux Ricardi Pilkington 

pendle [whalley] 
Willielmus Shaw Margrett Browne 

Maria ux eius Thomas Tarleton 

rossendale [whalley] 
Agnes ux Johannis Whitacre 


Hugo Simpson Anna Watson 

Thomas Storey Anna Skellat 

Carolus Wilkinson Robertus Adamson 

Johannes Carter Humfridus Adamson 

Thomas ffletcher Ellena Adamson 

oswaldtwisle [whalley] 

Radulphus Rishton ^ Jeneta Rishton, vid 

Eliz ux eius Eliz. Rishton, spinster 

Radulphus fil pred. Radulphi Ellena Broughton, vid 

Rishton Maria ux Christopheri Hindley 
Susanna Rishton fil pred. Ra- 


Robertus Houlden ^ Eliz ux Georgij Ward 

Jana ux eius Johannes Ward 

Edvvardus Oddy, husbm Anna Ward 

Anna Oddy, spinster Ellena ux Edwardi Parkinson 

Jana Stubble, spinster Ricardus Sherborne,^ gen 

Johannes Sharpies Isabella ux eius 
Ann aux Roberti Jackson, car- 

^The will of Ralph Rishton, of White Ash, in Oswaldtwistle, was proved in 
1666, and his son and namesake appears in the rolls until 1682, in which year 
administration to his estate was granted. According to the rolls White Ash had 
sixty acres belonging to it. These Rishtons were, no doubt, descended from a 
younger son of the Rishtons of Pontalgh Hall, in Oswaldtwistle, deriving from 
the Rishtons, of Rishton Hall and Dunkenhalgh. 

2 The Holdens had resided for many generations at Chaigley Hall, in the 
parish of Mitton, and were always staunch recusants. John Holden appears in 
the rolls till his death in 1637, leaving by his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Edward 
Worthington, of Wharles, two daughters, Ann, wife of Robert Hesketh, who 
died s.p., and Mary, eventual heiress, wife of Thomas Brockholes, of Claughton 
Hall. After the death of Dr Henry Holden, the eminent theologian, the manor 
of Chaigley was sold, in 1665, to Richard Sherburne, of Stonyhurst. Notwith- 
standing, some of the family continued to reside at Chaigley, gradually descend- 
ing in social scale. Richard Holden, yeoman, returned a leasehold farm of forty 
acres in Chaigley as a Catholic non- juror in 17 17. There were several notable 
priests of the family. 

3 Richard Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, in the township of Aighton, Bailey, and 
Chaigley, was son of Richard Sherburne, of the same, by his second wife, EUza- 
beth, dau. of Thomas Walmesley, of Dunkenhalgh. He was baptized at Mitton 
3 July, 1626, and succeeded to the extensive family estates upon the death of 



Andreas Snape ^ Eliz ux eius 

Georgius Howld Edwardus Hall 

Eliz ux eius Eliz ux eius 

Ricardus ffox Ricardus Craven 

Georgius Heaton Gracia ux eius 

Ricardus Gorner Eliz ux Jacobi Bignell 

Edwardus Hall Ricardus Naylor 

Georgius Threlfall Anna ux eius 

Richardus ffisher Mathia Sharpies 

Seth Jolly 2 Jana ux eius 

Georgius Sharpies Nicholaus Isherwood ^ 

Ony Harbour Gracia ux eius 

Isabella Johnson Henricus Hall 

Anna Elston Eliz ux eius 

Ricardus Ashe Edwardus Sharpies 

Ashe, vid Jana Ramsbotham 

Jacobus Warmesley Anna Ramsbotham 


Johannes Sherborne* Anna Jackson 

Jenetta ux eius Maria Sherborne 

his father, 11 Feb., 1667, aged fifty-five. He married Isabel, dau. of John 
Ingleby, of Lawkland Hall, and had two sons, Richard, who resided at Wiggles- 
worth Hall, CO. York, and married Anne, dau. and coheir of Sir John Cansfield, 
of Cantsfield Hall and Robert Hall, but died sine prole 16 April, 1690, aged 
thirty-seven, his wife following him on Feb. 4, 1693; Sir Nicholas Sherburne, 
born 29 July, 1658, who was created a baronet 4 Feb., 1685, and married 
Catherine, dau. and coheir of Sir Edward Charlton, of Hesleyside, co. Northum- 
berland, Bart; and Elizabeth, who married William, son and heir of Sir John 
Weld, of Lulworth Castle, co. Dorset, whose great-grandson, Thomas Weld, of 
Lulworth Castle, succeeded to the Sherburne estates upon the death of the 
Duchess of Norfolk in 1754, and in 1794 placed Stonyhurst at the disposal of 
the English Jesuits expelled from their college at Liege during the French Revo- 
lution, to whom it was afterwards conveyed by his son, Cardinal Weld. Sir 
Nicholas Sherburne died 16 Dec, 1717, and his only son, Richard Francis, 
having died at the age of nine in 1702, the estates passed to his daughter, Mary 
Frances Winefred, born 26 Nov., 1692, who in 1709 became the wife of Thomas 
Howard, eighth Duke of Norfolk. The duchess died at Ston^'-hurst sme prole 25 
Sept., 1754, and the Sherburne estates then passed to her aunt's representative, 
Thomas Weld, as previously stated. The Sherburncs returned pedigrees at the 
various Lancashire Visitations. 

^Andrew Snape, tailor, subsequently removed toMoorhcad, Over Wyres- 
dale, where he died in 171 5. His widow, Margaret, whose maiden name was 
Parkinson, was a Cathohc non-juror in 1717, as well as two of her daughters, 
Ellen Snape, of Moorhead, spinster, and Elizabeth, wife of John Robinson, of 
Lancaster, joiner. 

^Seth Jolly, probably son of Seth Jolly, of Catforth, who died in 1662, was 
still here and a recusant in 1680, about wliich time he returned to Catforth, 
where he died in 1 68 1 . 

^Dom John Richard Isherwood alias Sherburne, O.S.B., professed at 
Lambspring in 1685, was probably a son of the above. 

* John Sherburne, of Bailey Hall, is described as gentleman in the 16S0 roll. 
Sherburnes of Bailey appear annually in the rolls from the reign of Elizabeth. 
Richard Sherburne, of Bailey Hall, engaged in the rising of 171 5, and made his 
escape after the battle of Preston, but was outlawed and his estate forfeited. He 
had a yoimger brother, John, who owned Stydd Lodge, Dutton, in the parish of 
Ribehester, wliich subsequently became, and still is, the seat of the Ribchester 


Ricardus Sherborne Ricardus Wilson 
Howcroft ux Thome Hall ux eius 

Michael Holden Emott, vid 

Georgius Reddihalgh Maria Stanworth 
Jenetta ux eius Snape, vid 

ux Johannis fifarclough Shuttleworth, vid ^ 


ffrancisca Sherborne ^ chipping 

Margretta Bolton ^ Margaria Sherborne * 

Georgius Bolton Robertus Lond 

Alicia ux eius Margretta ux eius 

Ellena Barker Anna Crokey 

Eliz. ux Roberti Dobson 
secular mission. The chapel in Bailey Hall was served by Father Walter 
Vavasour, SJ., in 1700, as well as that at Stydd, where he died in 1740. An 
ancient triptych, dated 1594, which formerly hung over the altar at Stydd 
Lodge, was removed to St Michael's House, Broughton, the residence of the 
Rev. Thomas Smith, who died in 1882, and of his brother, the Rev. William 
Smith, who died in 1892. 

1 Probably Elizabeth, dau.of Robert Sherburne, of little Mitton Hall, by 
Katherine, dau. of Richard I.athom, of Parbold Hall, and widow of John 
Shuttleworth, younger son of Richard Shuttleworth, of Gawthorpe Hall. 

2 Frances', dau. of Christopher Towneley, of Patrick Prompton, co. York, 
younger son of John Towneley, of Towneley Hall, and widow of Richard Sher- 
burne, of Little'Mitton Hall, who died in 1664. Consequently she was sister-in- 
law to the preceding Mrs Shuttleworth. The Sherburnes, of Little Mitton, re- 
turned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664. Her husband's younger brother, 
Francis Sherburne, was a recusant of Saleibury in 1680. He had three uncles 
priests, sons of Thomas Sherburne, of Little Mitton, by his first wife, Margaret, 
dau. of Francis Tnnstall, of Arncliff Hall, co. York, Dom Thomas James Sher- 
burne alias Tunstall, O.S.B., who died in 1657, Richard Sherburne alias Tun- 
stall, ordained at Douay in 1622, who was probably priest at Ladyvvell, Ferny- 
halgh, where many of his books are still in the library, and Matthew Sherburne 
alias Tunstall, ordained at Douay in 1622, elected archdeacon of the chapter in 
165S, and represented Lancashire and Westmoreland at the general assembly 
in 1667, The grandfather of the priests, Robert Sherburne, second son of Thomas 
Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, obtained the manors of Little Mitton and Catterall 
with his wife, Dorothy, one of the daughters and coheiresses of Thomas 
Catterall. Mr Sherburne was reader of Gray's Inn, and died 14 Eliz., 1 571-2. 
His widow was still on the recusant rolls in 10 Jac. I, 1612-3. Immecliatcly 
after the death of Richard Sherburne, in 1664, Little Mitton was sold to Alex- 
ander Holt, of Grislehurst. The ancient hall is one of the most interesting in the 
county. Mass was said here during the time of the Sherburnes. 

^The Boltons, of Bolton Hall, Copthurst Green, in Salesbury, appear 
annually in the rolls from the earliest period. In the reign of Henry VIII thej'' 
owned Loveley Hall in Salesbury. Adam and Thomas Bolton were recusants in 
1601, and Launcelot Bolton, of Bolton Hall, till his death in 1623. In 1633 Adam 
Bolton appears, and in 1654 he bought the sequestrated estates of Sir John 
Talbot, of Salesbury Hall. George Bolton, named in the text, died in 1679. In 
1680 Margaret, vife of Launcelot Bolton, gent., was on the rolls, and they had 
sons, Launcelot, died 1671, Thomas, died 1665, and Richard, bom 1658. 
Launcelot died in April, 1701. In 17 17 Elizabeth Bolton, of Eavesden, co. Lin- 
coln, widow, registered as a Catholic non-juror demesne lands in Salesbury. 

* She was, no doubt, one of the Sherburnes, of Wolfhouse,in Chipping, an 
estate obtained about 1 5 1 3 by Roger Sherburne, younger son of Robert Sher- 
burne, of Stonyhurst, with his wife, Isabel, dau. and heir of John Knolles, who 
had inherited it from the de Chepins. Roger's descendant and namesake married 
one of the heiresses of William Haydock, of Cottam Hall, and his son John sold 



Alicia Dobson, fil pred. Roberti 

Willielmus Walmesley 

Jana Darst, vid 

Thomas Boulton 

Margretta ux eius 

Eliz Bolton, vid 

Edwardus Richmond 

Anna ux eius 

Issabella Richmond 

Matheus Wilcocke 

Agnes ux eius 

Maria Addison 

Ricardus Parkinson 

uxor eius 
Leonardus Bradley 
Eliz ux eius 

Gracia ux Thome Selesbury ^ 
Anna fil eius 
Christopher Sidgreaves ^ 
Maria ux eius 
Jacobus Sidgreaves 
Eliz Turner, vid 
Christopher Sidgreaves 
Alicia Browne 

Richmond, vid 
Margretta Bradley, vid 
Anna Bradley fil pred. Margrette 
Willielmus Richmond 



Eliz. ux eius 

Margeria fil eius 

Arthurus Parker* 

Anna ux eius 

Edwardus Parker fil pred Ed- 

Anna ux Jacobi Rhodes 
Edwardus Rogerson 
Maria ux eius 

Jenetta ux Ricardi Tomlinson 
Leonardus Clarkson 
Eliz ux eius 
Johannes Hurst 
Jenetta ux Sampson Walne 
Christopher Burton 
Ricardus Wilson 
Eliz ux eius 
Joannes Wilson fil eius 
Robertus Parkinson 
Jenetta ux Johannis Browne 
Alexanderus Parker 
Robertus Dilworth, sen. 
Janetta uxor ejus 
Anna Dilworth 
Robertus Dilworth, jun. 
Alicia ux eius 
Alicia Halton, vid 
Henricus Collard 
uxor eius 

Antonius Arey^ 

Wolfhouse to his uncle, John Sherburne, whose son, Robert, married Dorothy, 
dau. of Sir Edward Mansfield, of Buckinghamshire, and she died at Marlow, 
in that county, in 1685. Robert returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, 
when he had a son, Edward, and two daughters. Soon afterwards Wolfhouse 
was sold to the Earl of Derby. 

1 Sailsbury or Salisbury was an old Chipping family. 

* This ancient family derived from Sidgreaves, in Lea, near Preston, where 
they appear in the thirteenth century. In the following century they had 
acquired lands in Goosnargh, and later in Chipping. They were always staunch 
to the faith, and appear annually in the recusant rolls from 1591. Dom John 
Bernard Sidgreaves, born 1 569, son of Christopher, of Inglewhite, in Goosnargh, 
left Caius College, Cambridge, for the English College at Rheims in 1587, and 
thence went to that at Rome in 1590, finally joining the Carthusians in Italy. 
His "Vita," with portrait, was published at Naples in 167 1. His aunt, Anne 

Sidgreaves, married Sir Fitzsimon, of Dublin and Manchester, and was 

mother of Father Henry Fitzsimon, S.J., the eminent controversialist. The 
family continued to reside at Inglewhite Lodge till the death of James Sid- 
greaves in 1853, The latter 's brother George, of Preston, was the father of Sir 
Thomas Sidgreaves, sometime Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements, who died 
in 1889, aged sixty. Another brother, Edward, of Grimsargh House, was father 
of Father Edward Sidgreaves, S.J. A verj'- faulty pedigree is given in Fishwick's 
Hist, of Goosnargh. 

* Anthony Ajnrey was buried 16 June, 1681, and his wife Elizabeth 26 Nov., 

* He was buried 6 July, 1678. 


Robertus Richmond Maria ux eius 

Jenetta ux eius Willielmus Parkinson 

Anna Bleasdall Isabella ux eius 

ux Ricardi Dunderdall Rogerus Birley 

Anna Tomlinson, spinster Alicia ux eius 

Ricardus Swinlehurst Margretta Rogerson 

Isabella ux eius Juliana Parker,^ vid 

Thomas Thomlinson Ricardus Bleasdall * 

Margretta Walne, vid Alicia ux eius 

Alicia Bradley, vid Maria Bleasdall 

Anna Bradley Jacobus Parkinson 

Jacobus Salisbury Isabella ux eius 

Maria ux eius Alicia ux Johannis Astley 

Ricardus Skillicorne ^ Eliz Bleasdall 


Ellena ux Ricardi Hanson* Josephus Cauthero^ 

Henricus Hanson Alicia ux eius 

Margeria Hanson 


Barnardus Townley,^ gen Margretta Towneley 

^She was buried at Chipping 4 April, 1678. Her husband was no doubt a 
member of the ancient Catholic family of Skillicorne, of Frees Hall, in Weeton, 
William Skillicorne, of Frees Hall, who returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 
1 567, married Jane, dau. of Sir Richard Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower, and had five 
sons and three daughters. Upon his death, in 1601, he was succeeded by his son 
Nicholas, then thirty-nine years of age. The latter married Margaret, dau. of Sir 
Thomas Hesketh, of Rufford Hall, and was the father of seven sons. Of these, 
William, the eldest, married Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Freston, of Preston, and 
left two daughters and coheiresses, the Frees estate having probably been sold 
before his death. One of the younger sons, Nicholas, was a recusant at Osbalde- 
ston 1 620- 1 6 36, and possibly the father of the Richard mentioned in the text. 
Fishwick, Hist, of Kirkham, traces a pedigree of eleven generations, showing 
alliances with the best families in the county. 

2 The various Catholic families of Parker of Bowland-cum-Leagram, Chip- 
ping, and other places in this locality, are far too numerous to distinguish. 
Juliana was buried i Feb., 1680. Her's was a name peculiar to several Catholic 
families in this district. John Parker, of Lickhurst, whose will was proved in 
1670, had a dau. Juliana by his wife Alice, dau. of Edmund Threlfall, of The 
Ashes in Threlfall Tything, Goosnargh, and Juliana, his wife, dau. of Cuthbert 
Hesketh, of White Hill, in Goosnargh. 

3 Richard Bleasdale, of Blackstick, in Chipping, was buried 2 Mch., 1672, 
and his wife Alice 28 Feb., 167 t. 

* In the registers the name appears as — Ayanson, Ih'anson, Hianson, Han- 
son, and other variations, under Brierscliffe, Barrowford, and Habergham 
Eaves. Dom Wm, Alphonsus Hanson alias Hesketh, O.S.B,, who was slain in 
cold blood near York by the Cromwellians in 1644, was a native of Barrowford. 
He figures in "De Vaux, A Tale," by D. S. L., in the Catholic Miscellany, Vol. IX. 
Dom Maurus Hanson, O.S.B., who died in 1630, was of the same family. Henry 
Hanson, son of Miles Hanson, of Brierscliffe, was baptized 26 July, 1646. 

^ Probably an error of the transcriber for Cawthorne. The Christian name, 
Joseph, was exceedingly uncommon in the north at this period. 

* Barnard Towneley, of Hurstwood, who died 1686, was a younger son of 
John Towneley, of Hurstwood Hall, by Eleanor, dau. of Simon Haydock, of 
Hesandforth Hall. The elder brother, John, died in July, 1664, and his son and 
namesake in the previous May. Hence the son's widow, Katherine, dau. of 
Geoffrey Rushton, of Antley Hall, a non-Catholic, brought up her young 


Magretta ux Thome Halstead^ Margretta Birtwisle fil pred, 
Thomas Birtwistle de Huncoate, Thome 

^ gen Theodothia Birtwisle 

Margretta ux eius Josephus Birtwisle 

Margretta ux eius 


Willielmus Winckley,^ gen Isabella ux eius 

children Protestants. The son, John, died in 1704, when the estates were 
divided between his two daughters and coheirs, and the family came to an end 
in the male line. The estate was subsequently purchased by the Towneleys of 
Towncley. The family returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, and another 
appears in Whitaker's Hist, of Whalley. Barnard Towneley was still on the rolls 
in 1684. His grandfather and namesake, son of John, third son of Sir Richard 
Towneley, of Towneley, erected Hurstwood Hall. 

^ Rowley Hall, in Worsthom, a fine old mansion, was erected by John 
Halsted in 1593. The family at that time retained the faith, one of his sisters 
married Simon Haydock, of Hesandforth Hall, and two others Hoghtons, and his 
eldest son a Towneley, of Hurstwood. The latter suffered heavily as a Royalist, 
and about this time ceased to be recusant. Thomas Halsted, named in the 
text, does not appear in the pedigree in Whitaker's Hist, of Whalley. 

* The Birtwisles, deriving from Birtwisle, a hamlet in the adjoining town- 
ship of Hapton, appear to have acquired the manor of Huncote through mar- 
riage with heiress of the Huncotes. They returned pedigrees at the Visitations 
of 1567 and 1664. In 1575 Oliver Birtwisle, second son of Oliver Birtwisle, of 
Huncote Hall, stayed some time at Douay College. Another member of the 
family, John Birtwisle, was admitted into St Alban's College at ValladoUd 
9 Nov., 1594, having previously been at the English College at Seville. He was 
ordained priest, and on i Oct., 1600, left the college for the mission. He died 
26 Feb., 1620, s.n., and was buried at Harkirke, within the park at Little 
Crosby Hall, the seat of the Blundells. Thomas Birtwisle, named in the text, 
married Margaret, dau. of Thomas Clayton, of Little Harwood Hall, by 
Bridget, dau. of Francis Tunstall, of Aldcliffe and Lentworth Halls. He was still 
on the recusant rolls in 1682-4. His eldest son, John, became a priest, and was 
serving Broughton Hall, Yorks, the seat of the Tempests, in 1655. In ^679 he 
was at Huncote Hall, but appears to have been chaplain at Croxteth Hall, the 
seat of Viscount Molyneux, where he died 26 Jan., 1680, aged about fifty-seven, 
and was buried at Harkirke. Joseph Birtwisle, the third son, James the second 
son apparently having died, seems to have succeeded to the estate, and according 
to the Visitation of 1664 married Anne Rawson. The text calls his wife Margaret, 
but possibly she was a second wife, as the Visitation was signed by his father, 
who would hardly make a mistake in the Christian name. Joseph Birtwisle died 
at Huncote Hall in 1687, soon after which date the estate seems to have passed 
from the family. He was most probably the father of Edward Birtwisle, who 
took the college oath at Douay in 168 1, and in 1694 was professor of philosophy. 
In 1 7 16 John Birtwisle and his wife were residing on the family property at 
Birtwisle in Hapton, and were convicted of recusancy. Richard Birtwisle alias 
Halliwell, whose mother was probably a daughter of William Halliwell, of 
Liverpool, was ordained priest at Lisbon in 1737, and died at Claughton Hall, 
the seat of the Brockholes family, 26 Jan., 1742-3. After this the name disap- 
pears from Catholic records. Huncote Hall was an ancient erection of many 
gables, replete with a fine banqueting hall, a chapel, siibsequently converted 
into a bedroom, and the necessary priest's hiding-places. The estate eventually 
v.-as purchased by the Towneleysof Towneley. 

^William Winckley, of Billington, was the younger son of Thomas 
Winckley, of the same, a younger brother of Roger Winckley, of Winckley Hall, 
in Aighton. His elder brother, Capt. Thomas Winckley, was slain at Liverpool 
during the civil war in the royal cause. The family always retained the faith. 
Their mother was Rosamond, dau. of Edward Walmesley, of Banister Hall, in 
Walton-le-dale, fourth son of Thomas Walmesley, of Showley Hall, and upon the 


Isabella ux Johannis Craven ^ Eliz ux Georgij Bloare 

Egidius Craven Georgius Bloare, jun"^ 

Ricardus Craven Carolus Bloare 

Edwardus Craven Jenetta Porter 

Johannes Craven, jun*^ Jenetta fil pred. Jenette 

Ellena Craven Alicia Speake 

Isabella Craven Jenetta Rawcliffe 

Johannes Riddihalgh Anna ux Johannis Chew 

Robertus Chew ^ Anna Chew, vid 

Anna ux eius Maria Hill 

Johannes Hodgkinson Isabella Pollard 

Anna ux eius Georgius Rawcliffe 

Johannes Riding Anna Blackborne 
Anna ux eius 


Thomas Lucas Gracia ux Johannis Gerard 

Jana ux eius 

death of his uncle, Edward Walmesley, in 1673, the Banister Hall estate passed 
to William Winckley, who went to reside there. He married Isabel, dau. of Robert 
Elston, or Ethelston, of Higher Brockholes Hall.whose ancestor at an early period 
had acquired that estate through marriage with the heiress of the Brockholes 
family. His wife was buried at Walton 3 J nly, 1688, and he himself on 27 Dec. . 1703. 
They had four sons and three daughters — two sons of the name of Thomas, who 
died infants in 1675 and,i677 ; Edward, doctor of physic, who succeeded to Banis- 
ter Hall ; William, born 1677, who was ordained priest at the English college at 
Rome in 1704, and served the chapel at Banister Hall, but after the forfeiture of 
the estate in 1716 removed to Gradell, Barbies Moor, in Ulnes Walton, the seat 
of his brother-in-law, Christopher Gradell, where he died and was buried ia 
1742; Rosamond died in 1676; Anne, wife of Christopher Gradell; and Dorothy, 
wife of Cuthbert Clifton, son of James Chfton, and grandson of Thomas Clifton, 
of Westby Hall. Edward Winckley, the eldest son, was outlawed for his part in 
the Jacobite rising of 171 5, and though his estate was forfeited he recovered 
possession, and eventually sold it on i Feb., 1738-9, and withdrew to Preston, 
where he died in Dec, 1742. He was twice married, his first wife Mary was 
buried at Walton 7 Dec, 1709, and his second was Winifred, dau. of Thomas 
Tyldesley, of Myerscough Lodge, the Jacobite diarist. His three sons were — 
Thomas, who used the alias of Elston, was ordained priest at Douay, and died 
chaplain to the convent at Dunkirk, 9 Mch., 1740, aged forty- two; Edward, 
of Preston, who w^as buried at Walton 18 Mch., 1749-50; and James, who was 
buried at Walton i Mch., 1726-7. Of his two daughters, Isabel died an infant 
in iv697, and Jane, born in Dec, 1697, went to the Benedictine convent at 
Cambrai for a short time in 1720. The family thus came to an end. Banister 
Hall, formerly the seat of the Banastres, from whom the Walmesle37S inherited 
it, was a very ancient erection, and mass was said there throughout the days of 

^ The Cravens, of Elkar in Billington and of Craven Fold in Dinklcy, were 
relatives of the Winckleys, Richard Craven having married Anne, second dau. 
of Edward Walmesley, of Banister Hall. They appear annually in the rolls 
from the time of Elizabeth, and they were also non-jurors in 1717. 

2 Robert Chew, of Potterford, in Eilhngton, died in 1667, andhis widow Ann 
in 1676. Down to 1684 the family appears regularly in the recusant rolls, but 
lost its faith about that time. It is now represented by William Lawrence Chew, 
of Hankelow Court, co. Chester, J. P. and D.L. The del'Cho familj" were allied 
to the De Bilyngtons. lords of BiUington, and held under them the manor of 
Cho. In the thirteenth centuiy Hugh del'Cho married Avicia, dau. of Adam 
de Bilyngton. 





Johannes Wilkinson, yeom Henricus Cottam, yeom 

Brigetta ux eius 
Eliz ux Roberti Sherborne 
Gracia ux Edwardi Broadhurst, 

Eliz. ux Edwardi Parkinson 
Johannes Sharpies, Husbm 
Eliz ux eius 
Johannes Dobson 
EUena ux eius 
Jenetta Dilworth, vid 
Rogerus Dilworth, Blacksmith 
Anna ux eius 

Prudentia Sherborne, spinster 
Edwardus Bradley, Husbn. 
Cicilia ux eius 
Jacobus Bradley,^ yeom 

Maria ux eius 

Jana Cottam 

Jenetta Rogerson, vid 

Johannes Cutler, husbn 

Alicia ux eius 

Laurencius Cutler 

Ellena ux eius 

Edwardus Eccles, husbn 

Johannes Turner, husbn 

Dorothea ux eius 

Johannes Bankes 

Johannes Daggers, Carpenter 

Anna ux eius 

Johannes Daggers fil pred. 

Isabella ux Thome Rodes, Husbn 

Isabella ux eius 


Egidius Walmesley 
Johannes Walmesley 
Margeria Walmesley 
Matheus Walmesley 
Willielmus Walmesley 
Johannes Walmesley fil pred. 

Thomas Walmesley 

Jacobus Walmesley 

Alicia ux eius 

Thomas Walmesley 

Eliz ux eius 

Margretta Twist 

Alicia Twist 

Alicia ux Ricardi Marsden 

Dorothea ux Edwardi Carter 


Robertus Catterall Margretta Walmesley 

Jacobus Catterall Robertus Shaw 

Walmesley de Showley ^ Anthonius Shaw 

^Bradley Hall in this township had just been sold, after the death of Hugh 
Bradley, in 1665, to the Earl of Derby. The family returned a pedigree at the 
Visitation of the county in 1 567, and another at the Visitation of Westmoreland 
in 161 5. They always retained the faith, as did the several collateral branches 
in a more humble position resident in the township. 

* Richard Walmesley, of Showley Hall, in this township, bom in 1 598, 
returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1C64, as his cousin, Thomas Walmesley, 
of Dunkenhalgh, son of Sir Thomas Walmesley, the eminent judge, had done in 
161 3. He married Ellen, dau. of William Gerard, of Radbome, and had six sons 
and two daughters, one of the latter being the Margaret of the text, who died 
unmarried. His father and namesake was the second son of Thomas Walmesley, 
of Showley, the eldest son, the judge, settling at Dunkenhalgh, and this elder 
branch is now represented by the Petres. The Showley branch was continued 
by Richard's third son, Thomas, bom m 1623, and the fourth son, John, was the 
ancestor of the Walmesleys of Westwood House, lords of the manor of Ince, 
which estate they acquired with an heiress of the Gerards of Ince Hall. Of the 
Westwood branch were Bishop Charles Walmesley, V.A — ^W.D., and his 
brother Dom Richard Peter Walmesley, O.S.B., grandsons of John, and several 
nuns. Richard Walmesley was still on the recusant roll for 1679, in which year 
his will was proved. Many of his descendants were secular priests, Benedictines, 
and nuns. Through a southern marriage of Richard's great-grandson, Thomas, 
and that of one of his sisters, the family gravitated to Essex, and other places in 



Thomas Alston de Wiswall Maria Heaton 

Margretta ux eius Siscelia Walsh 

Gratia Parkinson Henricus Walsh 

Margretta Blackborne Katherina Walsh 
ffrancisca Lawe, vid 

walton-le-dale [Blackburn] 

Johannes Banks Robertus Taylor, Webster 

Willielmus Cherneley Laurencius Parke, yeom 

Ricardus Charneley Eliz ux Jacobi Walton^ 

the south, and almost abandoned Showley Hall, which fell into deca5% and the 
bulk of it v/as demolished shortly before its sale by Thomas George Walmesley 
in Feb., 1870. There were chapels in and adjoining the venerable mansion, with 
several hiding-places, which regularly sheltered priests from time immemorial, 
indeed, Bishop Francis Petre, V.A — N.D., resided here many years till his 
death in 1775. There are pedigrees of the family in Foster's Lancashire Pedi- 
grees and The Visitations of Essex, Harl. Soc, Vol. XIV. 

1 From a remote period the Waltons resided at Little Walton Hall, an 
ancient structure, with central porch and gabled wings, originally erected in the 
post and pan style, but much altered in later times, the present gate-posts 
bearing the date 1675. Thomas Walton, of Little Walton Hall, married Priscilla, 
dau. and heir of John Cottam, of Tarnacre Hall (who returned a pedigree at the 
Visitation of 161 3), and had issue William, his successor, John, and James. The 
third son, born at Walton in or about 1609, was ordained priest at the English 
College at Rome in 1633, and adopted the alias of Cottam. He died on the 
mission in Lancashire in Feb., 1671. William, the eldest son, married Dorothy, 
dau. of Christopher Anderton, of Howick Hall, who survived him and married 
secondly Edward Walmesley, of Banister Hall. His daughter. Sister Anne 
Joachim Walton, was professed at the convent of the Poor Clares at Gravelines, 
in 1640, and died in 1677, aged fifty-eight. Upon his death, Feb. 18, 1625-6, 
he was succeeded by his son Thomas, born in 1620, whose will was proved in 
1673. He appears under Eccleston-juxta-Knowsley, with Mary his wife, in the 
text for March 23, 1667. The James of the text is not easy to identify; the name 
was a family one, but there is no reliable pedigree. Soon after this the heir, 
Thomas Walton, alienated the estate, in 1 68 2 , and took up his residence on another 
estate he possessed at Winder in Cartmel, and his will was proved in 1683. 
In Upper Holker in that parish there was an ancient mansion called Walton 
Hall, said to have been the residence of William de Walton, prior of Cartmel, 
possibly of the same family. The will of Elizabeth Walton, of Canon Winder, 
in Cartmel, was proved in 1691. Thomas Walton alias Westby took the college 
oath at Douay in 1700. He is probably the priest who was present at Bishop 
Williams' confirmation at Hexham in 1729. Elizabeth and Isabel, daughters of 
Francis Westby, of Myerscough and Mowbreck Hall, were recusants at Holker 
in 1683-4, and it is possible that one of them became the mother of the priest. 
Thomas Walton, who succeeded his father and namesake to the Winder estate, 
and also to an estate in Hambleton, was a relative of Thomas Tyldesley, the 
Jacobite, who frequently mentions him in his diary in 1711-13. He married 
Anne, dau. of George Leyburne, of Nateby Hall, Lancashire, and of Cunswick 
Hall in Westmoreland, by EHzabeth, dau. of George Preston, of Holker Hall. 
Thomas Walton was attainted of high treason after the rising of 171 5, and his 
estates were confiscated. Mrs Walton's brother, John Leyburne, was also attainted 
in 1 7 16, and as his two brothers, George and Nicholas, were priests, what was 
saved from the Leyburne forfeiture, including Nateby Hall, was inherited 
by his niece, Elizabeth Walton, the dau. and heiress of Thomas Walton. She 
married first, in 1745, Thomas Cholmeley, of Brandsby Hall, co. York, and 
secondly, George Anne, of Frickley Hall, co. York, by whom she had an only 
daughter and heiress, who died unmarried and left the Nateby Hall estate to 
her father, whose son by a second marriage, Michael Anne, sold Nateby Hall in 


Eliz ux Jacobi Darwyn, webster Johannes Woodcock de Wal-^^ 
Jacobus Deane, Taylor ton Mosse ^ webster / 

Margretta ux eius 

Margretta Garstang, vid Johannes Duddell, webster 

Maria Cuerden, vid^ Dorothea ux eius 

Thomas Cuerden Jana Brewer, vid 

Thomas Graystock Rogerus Brewer, webster 

Anna ux eius Jacobus Turner, webster 

Maria Serjant,^ vid Ricardus Duddell,^ Cowper 

Johannes Carver, Carpenter Jacobus Duddell 

Eliz ux eius Willielmus Duddell, husbm 

Johannes Jackson, yeom Margretta ux eius 

Edwardus Jackson, husbm , Margretta Cowper, vid 

Edwardus Cotterall Georgius Gregson,^ webster 

1806. There were several Jesuits of the name, who probably belonged to this 
family. Father John Walton alias Rigby, who died in 1677, aged fifty-three, a 
noted controversialist; Father William, who died in 1706, aged fifty-five; 
Brother Roger, who died a scholastic in 1683, aged 23; Father James, who died 
in Maryland in 1803, aged sixty-seven, and his brother Father Thomas Walton, 
who died at Irnham, in 1797, aged fifty-seven. 

^Mary Cuerden's will was proved in 1677, and that of her husband, Mat- 
thew Cuerden, of Walton-le-Dale, in 1666. The Cuerdens of Cuerden, parish of 
Leyland, of Walton-le-Dale and Clayton-le-Dale, parish of Blackburn, and of 
Tarleton, parish of Croston, appear in the recusant rolls from their commence- 
ment, 34 Eliz. 1 591-2. Father John Cuerden, Disc. Carme., born at Tarleton 
in 1696, was son of William Cuerden and his wife Jane Rymer. He was ordained 
priest at Lou vain in 17 20, and served the chaplaincies at Crosby Hall, Sef ton Hall 
and Croxteth Hall, and died in London in 1761. William Cuerden, of Clayton- 
le-Dale, chapman, a Catholic non-juror in 1717, returned estates there, in 
Cuerden, and in Walton-le-Dale, all in his own possession. He mentions his infant 
sons Matthew and Thomas, the latter of whom, bom in 17 18, became a Jesuit, 
served Westby Hall for many years, and died at Scholes Hall, near Prescot, in 
1793. Dr Richard Kuerden, the eminent Lancashire antiquary, returned a very 
long but thin pedigree of the family at the Visitation of 1664. Though the 
Doctor himself was a Protestant, the family alliances down to the time of his 
grandmother were Catholic. 

2 The Sergeants, of whom Abram gives some account in his Hist. of^Blach- 
burn, disappear from the rolls soon after this date. Leonard Sergeant, of 
Walton, was a recusant up to his death in 1640, and his grand-daughter Anne, 
dau. of his late son and heir Thomas, was his next heir, Leonard's dau. Kather- 
ine was the wife of Richard Sharrock, of Walton, an old Catholic family, of 
whom were a number of Benedictines, one being Bishop William Gregory 
Sharrock, V.A — ^W.D,, who died in 1809. 

2 The Woodcocks of Walton were a branch of the family seated at Woodcock 
Hall in Cuerden, and always retained the Faith. The above John died in 1690. 
In 1663 he purchased the Lemon House estate in Walton, from WilUam Lemon, 
of Preston, where the family resided till its sale by a descendant and namesake 
of John Woodcock some few years after 1733. The last John W^oodcock was 
the Catholic non-juror of 1717. Abram gives a pedigree of the family in his 
Hist, of Blackburn. 

* Richard Duddell's will was proved in 1667, and that of James, probably 
his son, in 1689. They were both coopers. Richard Duddell married Elizabeth, 
dau. of Richard Chorley, of Walton, by Isabel, dau. of William Serjeant, of 
Walton. One of this family. Sister Catherine Cecilia Joseph Duddell, was pro- 
fessed a Poor Clare, at Gravelines in 1744, and died in 1783, aged fifty-six. 

^ The Gregsons of Brindle, Hoghton, Walton-le-Dale, and Salmesbury, were 
always recusants, and in 17 17 were Catholic non-jurors. A number of them 
became Benedictines. 




Ricardus Atkinson, webster 
Anna ux eius 
Ellena Ayscough, vid 
Robertus Wyke, Blacksmith 
Anna ux eius 

Anna ux Thome Anderton, Ale- 
Anna ux Thome Dale 
Thomas Cowper 
Jona ux eius 

Willielmus Bullock, webster 
Jenetta ux eius 
Georgius Cowell 
Alicia ux eius 

Anna ux Edwardi Toogood 
Evanus Catterall, Husbm. 
Thomas Catterall, husbm 
Edwardus Catterall, husbm 


Margretta ux eius 
Willielmus Gregson, webster 
Eliz ux eius 

ElizuxThome Burscogh, webster 
Margretta Gerard, vid 
Gracia Thorpe, spinster 
Thomas Shaw, husbm 
Willielmus Shaw 
Johannes Kirkham, tanner 
Rogerus Parke, webster 
Johannes Tasker 
Georgius Cowpe 
Evanus Darwyn, webste 
Alicia ux Laurentij Thornley 
Margretta Catterall, vid 
Ricardus Catterall, webster 
Edwardus Catterall, webster 

Maria ux eius 

Willielmus Walmesley 

Maria ux eius 

Maria ux Johannis Bolton 

Brigetta Hesketh, vid 

Edwardus Eccles 

Johannes Norcrosse, linnen web 

Maria ux Galfridi Cowell 
Eliz ux Johannis Bushel! 

Thomas Cutler 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Robertus Harris 

Ellena Cottam 

Alicia Cottam fil pred Ellene 

Anna ux Rogeri Dewhurst 

Alicia ux Ricardi Sherborne^ 

Anna ffairclough 

Anna ux Johannis Wood 

Maria Wood, vid 

Edwardus Walmesley 


Anna ux Laurentii Cottam, Jenetta ux eius 

junr^ Issabella Pie, vid 

Anna Cottam Eliz ux Ricardi Cottam junr 

Johannes flfairclough Thomas Seed 

iShe was buried at Ribchester, Feb. 8, 1673. Her husband, at the age of 
sixty-two, built the present Buckley Hall in 1662, and his will, dated June 20, 
1673, was proved Jan. 14, 1674. His father, Roger Sherburne, of Buckley, who 
died Oct. 16, 1605, was the son and heir of Richard Sherburne, of Buckley Hall, 
by Isabel, dau. of Thomas Denman, of Ordsall, co. Notts, which Richard was a 
younger son of Robert Sherburne, of Wolfhouse. Richard Sherburne left no 
issue, and Buckley Hall passed into other hands. 

2 The Cottams of The High House in Dilworth were an ancient Catholic 
family. There is a genealogical account of the family in Smith's Hist, of Rib- 
chester, but it is very unsatisfactory. There is probably some confusion in the 
description in the text. Laurence Cottam, senior, married in 1627 Anne Bume, 
of Chipping, and Lawrence Cottam, junior, married in 1675 Mary Fairclough. 
The father died in 1682, and the son (who was a non-juror in 1717) in 1733. John 
Cottam, son of Lawrence junior, married in 171 7 Elizabeth Cutler, of Chipping, 
and left the High House for the neighbourhood of Preston about the middle of 
the eighteenth century. There was another branch of the family living at this 
time at Knowle Green in Ribchester, their residence being variously called 
Cottam Hall. Knoll Hall, and Dilworth Hall. 


Jenetta ux eius [Seed] Alicia ux Adami Robye 

Dorothea Hold, vid Thomas Roughley 
Jenetta ux Johannis Lynne uxor eius 

Gratia Lynne , Willielmus Kearson 

Johannes Eccles junr Johannes Jackson 
Margretta ux Johannis Hacking- Ellena ux eius 

Eliz Hayhurst, vid Dorothea ux Thome Towneley 
Ellena ux Georgii Hayhurst 


Eliz ux Roberti Ash Katherina fil eius 

Maria ux Ricardi Hayhurst ^ Ricardus Sowerbutts 

Anna Hayhurst Jenetta ux eius 

Thomas Carter Ellena ux Willielmi Orte 

Dorothea ux Ricardi Goodshey Alicia ux Roberti Barton 


Katherina Sherborne, vid^ Anna ux eius 

Jacobus Porter Edwardus Sherborne, gen 

Robertus Dugdell mitton 

Ellena Parrey Johannes Hodgson 

Katherina Sherborne junr uxor eius 

Thomas Dugdell 

bowland [whalley] 
Christopher Harries ^ Margeria ux eius 

1 The Hayhursts, of Hayhurst, in Dutton, were of ancient lineage. Henry 
Hayhurst,of Hayhurst, in 1622 married Anne, dau.of William Browne.of Aintree, 
and relict of Richard Towneley of Dutton Hall, whose daughter Susan married 
Henry Hayhurst, junior. The Anne of the text was probably the widow of 
Henry senior. In 1717 Lawrence Hayhurst, of Dutton, was a CathoUc non- 
juror. The genealogical account of the family in Smith's Hist, of Rihchester is very 

*The Sherburnes, of Little Mitton Hall, were descended from Robert, 
younger son of Thomas Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, and brother to Sir Richard 
Sherburne, reader of Gray's Inn. Robert obtained Little Mitton through his 
wife Dorothy, dau. and coheiress of Thomas Catterall, of Catterall Hall and 
Little Mitton Hall, and his grandson and namesake married Katherine (of the 
text), dau. of Richard Lathom, of Parbold Hall, by Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Piers 
Legh, of Lyme Hall, co. Chester, and had four sons and seven daughters. The 
eldest son, Thomas, married, first, Jane, dau. of Judge Reeves, of Thwaites, and 
secondly, Katherine, dau. of John Jones, and relict of Edward Jones, of Glu- 
mandy, in Clavaris in Yale, co. Denbigh, the junior Katherine named in the 
text, who was living in 1674. As Thomas Sherburne had no issue by either wife, 
the estate, upon his death in 1664, passed to his brother Richard, who married 
Frances, dau. of Christopher Towneley, of Patrick Brompton, co. York, son 
of John Towneley, of Towneley Hall. He, too, died s.p. in 1665, and the estate 
was sold to Alexander Holt. The other two sons seem to have died young, and 
the family became extinct. The Sherburnes appear regularly in the recusant 
rolls. At one time, 5 Car. I, 1629-30, Robert, the husband of the elder Katherine 
was living at Catterall Hall. He died in 1657, as did his younger brother Dom 
Thomas James Sherburne alias Tunstall, O.S.B. Two other brothers were 
secular priests, Richard and Matthew, both ordained at Douay in 1622 under 
the alias of Tunstall. The latter was alive in 1667. Their mother was Margaret, 
dau. of Francis Tunstall, of AldclifE Hall, their father Thomas Sherburne's 
first wife. 

3 Christopher Harries, of Torrisholme, in the parish of Lancaster, married 
Margery, dau. and heir of Robert Swindlehurst, of Fairoak House, in Bolland 
or Bowland), co. York, and thus obtained that estate. Harries was a Royalist, 


Jenetta Thorneton Eliz ux eius [Holding] 

Anna Parker whalley 

Thomas Parker Anna Crouchley 

Margretta ux eius Robertus Walmesley, Joyner 

Willielmus Parker Laurentius Cottam, servus eius 

Katherina ux eius Petrus Winstanley 

Hugo Dobson Eliz ux eius 

Ricardus Towlcy Robertus Valiant 

Eliz ux eius EUena Gregson, vid 

Johannes Holding Christopher West 


Eliz ux Johannis Southvvorth^ Eliz ux Roberti Sharpies 

Arm Margareta Blakoe, vid 

and took an active part during the civil wars. His son Charles Harries, of Fair- 
oak, married Oct. i, 1683, Bridget, dau. of Thomas Brockholes, of Claughton 
Hall, and left two daughters and coheiresses, Dorothy, wife of John Parkinson, 
of Sykes House, and Mary, wife of Henry Whittingham, of Whittingham Hall. 
Mr Parkinson died in 1725, leaving an only dau. and heir, Elizabeth, married 
in 1746 to Robert Parker, of Hareden in Bolland. Mrs Whittingham was married 
in 1705, and died May 8, 174.1, having been the mother of eleven children, two 
of whom, Bridget and Mary, respectively became the wives of George Silvertop, 
of Minsteracres, co. Durham, and his brother Joseph Silvertop, whose descend- 
ant, the present inheritor of Minsteracres, now represents the Harries and 
Whittingham families. Both Christopher and his son Charles Harries were on 
the recusant roll for 1 680-1. Evidence was given during the Jacobite trials at 
Manchester in 1694, that Charles Harries had been seen in company with other 
gentlemen at Dunkenhalgh, the seat of Mr Walmesley, at a secret meeting held 
there in King James II's interest. He died in 17 19. His son-in-law, John Parkin- 
son, of Myerscough, in 17 16 was attainted and convicted of high treason for 
being out with the Chevalier de St George in 1715, and though he was never 
apprehended his estate was forfeited. 

1 The Southworths were one of the finest Catholic families in the county, at 
this time almost exhausted by fine and persecution, including long years of im- 
prisonment and martyrdom at Tyburn. Originally of Southworth and Croft, in 
the parish of Winwick, they obtained the Manor of Samlesbury in the four- 
teenth century with the heiress of the D'Evyas family, which in like manner 
had acquired it through the marriage in the thirteenth century of Cicely de 
Samlesbury with Sir John D'Evyas. The Elizabeth Southworth named in the 
text was the daughter of Philip Langton, of Lowe Hall. Her husband returned 
a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, at which date he was aged 57, and had six 
sons and eight daughters, the eldest son, John, being then twenty-three years of 
age. The father died in 1675, leaving the estate heavily encumbered, and he 
was succeeded by his son Edward, who was compelled to finally part with his 
estate and the grand and picturesque old mansion of Samlesbury by indenture 
dated March 10, 1679. His name, however, continued to appear on the recusant 
rolls for some little time longer, till finally he withdrew to Balderstone, where he 
died in 1694. Croston, in his Hist, of Samlesbury Hall, says that he had two sons, 
John and Thomas, born in 1678 and 1690, and from the latter presumes that a 
family of the same name in London derived. This, however, is most improbable ; 
the dates are hardly reconcilable, and the London family, a by no means 
uncommon name there, had no Catholic associations. There was a John 
Southworth of Highfield, esquire, in the Parish of Lancaster, in the same 
recusant roll with Edward, of Samlesbury, in 1680. [He or a namesake, of the 
same place, died in 1727, and is described in the Autobiography of William 
Stout, p. 114, as the last of an ancient and wealthy family, but reduced to a 
small estate. He left a widow, but no child. He was a man of weak capacity, and 
made no will. He had an uncle Robert Southworth, settled in London, then 
deceased, and another uncle Francis Southworth, of London, also deceased in 


Johannes Blackoe Ellena Chambers, spinster 

Ellena ux eius Matheus Wilson 

Jenetta Chambers, vid Thomas Silcock junr- 

Ux DanieHs Bradshawe Johannes Shorrock ^ 

Thomas Wilcock senr Ellena ux eius 

Thomas Wilcock junr Thomas Phillip 

Maria ux eius Margareta ux eius 

Lucas, vid Edwardus Smith 

Jenetta Lucas Gratia ux Georgij Sharpies 

Eliz Potter, vid Alicia Shorrock, vid 

Henricus Potter Henricus Blakoe 

1728, but the latter had left a son and namesake, Francis Southworth, who 
claimed the Highfield estate, and sold it to Robert Gibson, Esq. This was a 
younger branch, however, and was settled at Highfield in 1622, when George 
Southworth and Mary his wife were on the rolls. Another branch of the 
family settled in the neighbourhood of Preston, and of this Ralph South- his wife, Catherine Kay, sister of the Rev. Henry Kay, and grand-dau. of 
John Kendall, of Fulwood, was the father of five sons — (i) Richard Southworth 
alias Kendall, who arrived at Douay College Sept. 28, 1756, was ordained 
priest in 1769, became professor of philosophy, and vice-president and pro- 
fessor of divinity in 1773 till he left for the mission at Brockhampton, Hants, 
Aug. 25, 1786, where he died Nov. 19, 1817; (2) Henry, arrived at Douay 
Nov. 8, 1762, and died there Feb. 5, 1765; (3) Ralph, arrived at Douay with 
Henry, was ordained priest in 1774, was retained in the college as a professor 
till 1782, when he became chaplain to the Augustinian nuns at Louvain, 
accompanied them at the Revolution to Spettisbury, where he died July 13, 
1 8 10, aged 62,', (4) Thomas, born in 1749, who went from Sedgley Park 
School to Douay in May, 1766, and after ordination was sent to assist 
his relative, the Rev. Hugh Kendall, president of Sedgley Park, whom he 
succeeded as second president in 1781, and so continued with an interruption 
between April, 1793, and Nov. 1797, till his death June 11, 1816; and (5) Wil- 
liam, who accompanied Thomas from Sedgley, where they had both been from 
Dec, 1765, to Douay, was ordained priest, and came to the mission at Hather- 
sage, CO. Derby, in 1780, subsequently served other missions, and died April 28, 
18 14. In early times there were several priests of the family, of whom was John, 
son of Sir John, of Samlesbury Hall, who was ordained at Rheims, and about 
1585 was reported as resident at Samlesbury Hall or in the Fylde. His brother 
Christopher went in 1580 from Rheims to Rome, where he was ordained priest 
in 1583, and came to England in 1586, was arrested in 1587, and committed to 
the Counter Prison, thence to Wisbeach Castle, in 1595 he was at Denbigh 
Castle, and finally, about 1 598-9, he was removed to the Gatehouse, Westminster. 
Subsequently he was released, and in 161 2 he was at Samlesbury Hall. He used 
the alias of Thompson. Another John Southworth, born in 1592, was con- 
demned to death at Lancaster, on account of his sacred calling, and reprieved, 
but was again apprehended in later years, and martyred at Tyburn in 1654. 
There was always a chapel regularly served in Samlesbury Hall down to this 
period, and another in the Lower Hall, Samlesbury, which estate was sold by 
Thomas Southworth in the first quarter of the seventeenth century to Sir 
Thomas Walmesley, of Dunkenhalgh. In 1690, and probably earlier, it was 
served by the Franciscans, who continued to do so till 1 8 1 6. An independent chapel 
was erected in 18 17, since which it has been served by the secular clergy. 

^ John Shorrocke, of Samlesbury, yeoman, was a recusant in 1635, and the 
will of one of the same name and place was proved in 1679. A branch of the 
family settled at Walton-le-Dale, and from it came several Benedictines, 
including a bishop. Robert Sharrock, yeo., and his wife, Richard Sharrock and 
and his wife, James and Christopher, and John Sharrock and his wife, all of 
Samlesbury, were convicted of recusancy at the Lancaster Sessions on 
Jan. 15, 1716. 


Anna ux Ricardi Talbot Ricardus ffletcher 

Anna ux Willielmi Fletcher Christopher Duckworth 

Thomas Anderton 


Dorothea ux Johannis Talbot, ^Armiger 


Georgius Talbot, gen Thomas Tippin 

Maria ux Petri ffish Johannes West 
walton-in-le-dale [blackburn] 

Evan Shaw Jenetta Cockshut, vid 

Margaretta Darwen Willielmus Bullock 

Jana Collinson Issabella Banck 

Edwardus Catterall Alicia Bannester 

Johannes Woodcock Maria Gate, vid 

Jana Bruer Thomas Graystock 

Jacobus Turner ^ Thomas Cowpe 

Jenetta ux Rogeri Walmesley Jenetta Short 

Ellena Walmesley, vid Johannes Short 

Jana Woodcock, vid Jacobus Cowper 
stalmine-cum-stainall [Lancaster] 

Ricardus Robinson Margretta Thompson, vid 

Jenetta ux eius Margretta ux Johannis Smith 

Ricardus Ray Maria ux Georgij Lettice 

Jana ux eius Thomas Comyne, husbm 
Jenetta Thompson, spinster 

^The Talbots of Salisbury and Dinkley halls were descended from the 
Talbots of Bashall Hall, and returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 1533, 1567, 
161 3, and 1664. They were always staunch recusants, and in consequence 
suffered much in fine and imprisonment. John, born in 1608, and George, born 
in 161 2, both named in the text, were sons of Sir John Talbot, of Salisbury 
Hall, who was knighted by James I, at Lathom House, in 1617, and died in 1659. 
Their mother was Mary, dau. of Sir Alexander Barlow, of Barlow Hall. George 
fought on the Royalist side at the storming of Preston in 1642, and was taken 
prisoner. He married Anne, daughter of Robert Parkinson, of Fairsnape Hall, 
but the pedigrees are silent as to there being any issue. John, the eldest son of Sir 
John, married, first, Margaret, dau. of Thomas Westby, of Mowbreck Hall, and 
she dying in 1634, secondly, Dorothy, dau. of James Wilford, of Cranbrooke, 
CO. Kent, and Quendon Hall, co. Essex, by Anne, daughter and heir of Thomas 
Newman, of Quendon Hall. John Talbot died in Oct., 1677, and his widow in 
Sept., 1684. Their only surviving child Dorothy married, about 1678, Edward 
Warren, of Poynton Hall, co. Chester, and carried the Talbot estates into that 
family. Mrs Warren and her mother appear in the recusant rolls down to 1684, 
and then resided at Dinkley Hall. The Warrens, who were not Catholics, con- 
tinued to reside chiefly at Dinkley, and the extensive Talbot estates ultimately 
descended to the second Lord De Tabley, who sold them in 1866 to Henry Ward, 
of Blackburn. There were chapels in both of the halls at Salisbury and Dinkley, 
where Mass was said during the early part of Elizabeth's reign and later. Fr 
WiUiam Talbot, S.J., who died in 1660, aged 64, and Fr. John Talbot, O.S.F., 
who died in 1668, were of this family. The pedigree in Abram's Blackburn is the 

2 Two of this family became Benedictines, Dom Robert Austin Turner, born 
1 72 1, died 1757, and Dom John Thomas Turner, born at Walton, 1743, died 
1802. Sister Grace Winefred Francis Turner was [professed a Poor Clare at 
Gravelincs in 1 704, and died there at the age of thirty-eight. 




Johannes Baker 

Anna ux eius 

Willielmus Dawson 

Margretta ux eius [lielmi 

Johannes Dawson fil pred Wil- 

Alicia Bullar, spinster 

Georgius Jackson 

EHz ux eius 

Johannes Crosse 

Ellena ux eius 

Willielmus Thorneton, husbm 

Jacobus Smith 

Eliz ux ejus 

Margretta Smith, vid 

Jana Winstanley 

ux Willielmi Eccleston 
ux Johannis Thorneton 

Eliz Dughty 

Ricardus Hardey 

Margretta Porter 

ux Johannis Carter 

Thomas Laurenson 

Anna ux eius 

Robertus Laurenson fil pred 

Isabella Porter, vid 

ux Willielmi Martin 
Robertus Dickson 

uxor eius 
Willielmus fformby 

ux eius 
Laurentius Cornow^ 
Ellena ux eius 
Henricus Carter 
Dorothea ux eius 
Ricardus Blackborne, ^ gen 
Perpetua ux eius 
Johannes Whiteside, husbm 

ux eius 
Willielmus Carter 
Eliz Taylor 
Anna Charneley 

^The Cornowes of Cornowe, or Cornorowe, in Greenhalgh-cum-Thistleton, 
were of ancient descent, Lawrence, Rowland and Henry being their favourite 
names. Laurence Cornoe died in 1668, and his son and namesake was a recusant 
in 1 67 1. The will of the son's wife Ellen was dated March 25, 1681, and was 
proved in that year by her son John. Henry Cornoe, or Corney as the name 
began to be spelt, married Jane, daughter of Robert Worswick, of Todderstaffe 
Hall, her brother, Thomas Worswick, being the founder of Worswick's Bank in 
Lancaster, now represented by the Lancaster Banking Co. His wife was Ahce, 
daughter of Robert Gillow, of Lancaster. One of Henry Corney's younger sons, 
Thomas, married Dorothy, daughter of William Mawhood, of London. Another 
of his sons, James, of Lancaster, whose wife, Anne Fell, was a cousin of the 
Rev. John Gillow, D.D., president of Ushaw College, was the grandfather of 
the late Charles Frederick Corney, of London, father of Dom Charles Wilfrid 
Corney, O.S.B., and Dom Vincent Corney, O.S.B. The pedigree of the family is 
fairly accurate from the reign of Elizabeth. 

2 Richard Blackburne was son of Robert Blackburne, of Thistleton, by 
Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Longworth, of Tarnacre Hall, or St Michael's 
Hall, in Up Rawcliffe, and grandson of Richard Blackburne, of Scorton Hall, 
Thistleton, and Newton. His uncle, Thomas Blackburne, was ancestor of the 
Blackburnes of Orford Hall, andTheHutt in Hale, the Protestant branch of the 
family. Richard Blackburne married Perpetua, dau. of Francis Westby, of 
Myerscough Hall, son of John Westby, of Mowbreck Hall, co. Lancaster, and 
Westby, co. York, by his first wife, Perpetua, dau. of Sir Edward Norreys, 
of Speke Hall. He died in 1679, leaving several children, of whom were Robert, 
John, and Francis. Thomas succeeded to the Thistleton and Newton-cum- 
Scales property, of which he made a settlement in 1686. In the spring of 1695 
he went up to St James's, and in April, 1696, he was falsely charged with conspir- 
ing to assassinate King William, and committed to Newgate. His case is almost 
without parallel for its hardship and injustice. Though there was no evidence 
against him, and he was never brought to trial, he was immured in Newgate 
for over fifty-three years, till death released him from his sufferings. Francis, 
the third son» living in 1704, was the father of Gregory Blackburne and several 
other children. 



Thomas Bleasdall Eliz ux Henrici Winckley 

Alicia ux eius Willielmus Walmesley 

Jana ux Jacobi Bleasdall Anna ux eius 

Ricardus fFairecloug-h Willielmus Hothersall,^ gen. 

Marg-aretta ux eius Gratia ux eius 

Thomas Suddall Eliz ux Laurentij Pemberton, 

Anna ux eius husbm 

Johannes Eccles Willielmus Turnor 

Isabella ux eius Milo Turner fil pred Willielmi 

Willielmus Cutler Ricardus Wilkinson 

Georgius Cutler Henricus Walmesley 

Gratia Harrison, vid Eliz ux eius 

Agnes Daniell, vid Christopher Willasay 

Christopher Rogerson Jana ux eius 

Alicia Sanderson,^ vid Johannes Sharpies 

^ She was the widow of William Sanderson, of Alston, whose will was proved 
in 1665. Her son Nicholas Sanderson, born about Easter, 1648, after studying 
at St Omer's College, was sent to that at Rome, where he was admitted 
Nov. 14, 1666, and assumed the alias of Singleton, probably his mother's maiden 
name. He was ordained priest Aug. 3, 1670. Several members of the same 
family entered the Society. 

2 William Hothersall was a younger son of Thomas Hothersall, of Hother- 
sall Hall, by Bridget, dau. of William Haydock, of Cottam Hall, and his wife 
Bridget, daughter of Sir Richard Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower. His sister Eliza- 
beth married Cuthbert Haydock, of Cottam Hall. Thomas Hothersall returned a 
pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, being then about 80 years of age. His eldest 
son, Capt. John Hothersall was slain at the siege of Greenhalgh Castle in 1645, 
defending it in the Royal Cause. By Margery, his wife, dau. of James Wall, of 
Moorside, Preston, by Isabel, dau. of William Travers, of Nateby Hall, the captain 
left a son Thomas, named later in the text, who was aged twenty-one on May 10, 
1665. He succeeded to Hothersall Hall, and made his will Jan. 2, 1719, and was 
buried at Ribchester on the i8th of the same month. His mother Margery, 
married, secondly, Robert Haydock, of Cottam Hall, Feb. 13, i647.Thomas's son 
John joined the Chevalier de St George in 171 5, and was taken prisoner at 
Preston, was attainted and convicted of high treason, and outlawed, but 
managed to escape, and lived quietly with his sister and coheir Anne, wife of 
William Leckonby, of Leckonby House, Great Eccleston, till his death, un- 
married, some time before 1750. Hothersall Hall and manor then passed to the 
Leckonbys, the other surviving sister, Margery, wife of Edward Winstanley, of 
Pemberton, having other property for her share. The Hothersall pedigree can be 
traced from the twelfth century. The family suffered much for its faith, and 
Mass was said in the hall. George Hothersall, who went to Douay in 1585, and 
thence to Valladolid in 1590, where he was ordained priest, returned to England 
in 1593, and served the mission at or about Hothersall. He was imprisoned and 
exiled, after which he joined the Benedictines in 161 5, returned to England, and 
probably died at Hothersall Hall in 1633. He was a younger son of John Hother- 
sall and his wife Anne, dau. of John Talbot of Salisbury Hall, by Anne, dau. of 
Hugh Sherburne, of Stonyhurst. William Hothersall, named in the text, died in 
1679, leaving several sons, of whom Thomas, the eldest, died in 1684, leaving 
sons, William and John. On Jan. 15, 1716, Fr Walter Vavasour, S.J., who 
resided in Alston, and used to say Mass at Hothersall Hall, was convicted at 
Lancaster as "Sir Walter Vavasor, a reputed Preist." Rather defective pedi- 
grees appear in Smith's Ribchester and Longridge. A junior branch of the 
Hothersalls lived at Alston, of whom was Sister Margaret Mary Austin Hother- 
sall, who was professed a Poor Clare at Gravelines in 1741, and died in 1765, 
aged fifty-three. 



Thomas Sharpies Anna ux Robert! Hacking 

Margretta ux Ricardi Billes- WiUielmus Brittaine 

borrow ^ Alicia ux eius 

Anna Albine Thomas Sagar 

Thomas Gregson Eliz Cunliffe 

Katherina ux eius Anna Cunliffe fil pred. Eliz 

Jennetta Gregson, vid WiUielmus Albine 

Ricardus Gregson Ricardus Albine 

Henricus Gregson Laurentius Phillip 

Ellena Seed, spinster Thomas Hothersall, gen 

Isabella Seed, spinster Eliz ux Henrici Marsden 

Johannes Tasker Georgius Ducketh^ 

Margretta ux eius Anna ux eius 

1 Richard Bilsborrow, of the family of the Bilsborrows of Cottam, died in 
1676. His wife was Margaret Albine of Alston, and they were married at Rib- 
chester, July 16, 1628. Their grandson, Richard Bilsborrow, of Alston, joined 
the Chevalier de St George in 1715, and was attainted July 24, 1716, and the 
stock and effects on his farm were sold. The family was always recusant. The 
Bilsborrows had held leaseholds under the Haydocks of Cottam Hall from an 
early period. The will of Henry Bilsborrow was proved in 1593, and those of 
John, in 1618, Henry, in 1664, WilHam, in 1669, and John, in 1688, all of 
Cottam. The last, on March 4, 1685, leased a farm under William Haydock, of 
Cottam Hall, for three lives. He married, probably as a second wife, Mary 
Higginson, widow, whose son Roger Higginson, of Barton, went to London 
after the Rising of 171 5, and was a Catholic non- juror of St Giles in the Fields, 
CO. Middlesex, gent., in 171 7. Mrs Bilsborrow died in 1704, and her husband's 
will was proved in 1 7 1 1 . His son William Bilsborrow, of Bartle Quarter in Wood- 
plumpton, was a Catholic non- juror in 171 7, It was he who let the barn in 
Bartle to the priest at Cottam Hall, about 1703, to establish an independent 
mission. His will was proved in 1725, and that of John Bilsborrow, of the same 
address, in 1728. From one of these was descended Richard Bilsborrow, of 
Bradkirk Hall, who died July 24, 1869, aged seventy-six, having issue, amongst 
others, by his wife Elizabeth, who died Feb. 15, i860, aged fifty-nine — the 
Rt Rev. John Bilsborrow, Bishop of Salford, born March 30, 1836, died 
March 5, 1903; Henry, of Pendleton, who married, first, Eliza Anastasia, dau. 
of James Leeming, of Seedley in Pendleton, J. P., and, secondly, his deceased 
wife's sister, Mary Leeming, who survived her husband, and died at Salford, 
Nov. 8, 1882; Cecily, died Jan. 2, 1859, aged twenty-four; and Barbara, wife of 
Thomas Edsforth, of Bradkirk Hall. Henry Bilsborrow died at Pendleton, 
Feb. 25, 1876. The Rew. Richard O. Bilsborrow, of Hornby, Henry L. Bils- 
borrow, of Bristol, and James Romanus Bilsborrow, V.G. of Port Louis, in the 
Mauritius, are nephews of the late bishop. 

* This name was originally Duckworth, but eventually became spelt, as it 
was locally pronounced, Duckett. George Duckworth, or Ducketh, was the 
father of John Duckworth alias Ducket, of Alston, yeoman, who married Anne 
Dewhurst, of Alston, and was a CathoUc non-juror in 1717. The will of Thomas 
Ducket, of Alston, was proved in 1734. Bartholomew Duckworth alias Ducket, 
of Alston, married Anne, dau. of Henry Comaleach, of Elston, tanner, by 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Walmesley, of Elston, tanner, and was the father of 
the Rev. Henry Duckett, bom July 15, 1729, ordained priest at the English 
College at Rome, March 9, 1754, and leaving Rome for the mission, April 27 
following, died in Lancashire, Oct. 17, 1755. His mother was the nurse appear- 
ing in the family group entitled "The heiress of Hothersall Hall," reproduced 
from the original painting and published in Smith's Hist, of Ribchester. About 
this time some of the family removed to Claughton, in the parish of Garstang, 
where Richard Duckett died, and his will was administered to in 1729. He was 
probably the father of Dom George Edmund Duckett, O.S.B., bom at Claugh- 
ton, professed at Paris in 1760, and died in 1792. James Duckett removed from 


Robertus Ireland Ellena filia eius 

Jenetta ux eius Katherina Osbaldeston, vid 

Anna Kitchin Oliverus Ley 

Ellena ux Rlcardt Greenwood Ellena Norcrosse, vid 

Gratia ux Willielmi Hothersall Robertus Sharpies 

Thomas Halsay Alicia ux eius 


Anna Barton,^ vid Eliz ux eius 

ffrancisca Arrowsmith,^ vid Willielmus Blake, lab. 

Jacobus Baldwyn '^ Ellena ux eius 

Jenetta Correr, spinster Thomas Horneby, husbn 

Margfretta Singleton, spinster Ricardus Horneby filpred Thome 

Johannes Richardson, Black- Eliz Horneby 

smith Ricardus Singleton, sen., Labr 

Alicia ux eius Anna Beesley,** spinster 

Robertus Charneley junr, smith Margretta Parkinson, spinster 

Claughton to Preston, where he died May 15, 1825, aged 79, leaving sons: 
Richard, an auctioneer in Preston, died May i, 1861 ; James, born at Claughton, 
Oct. 26, 1 79 1, educated at Sedgley Park and Oscott, ordained priest in 1820, and 
died at Wolverhampton, May 30, 1864; and Thomas, of Preston, whose son 
James, corn merchant, of Preston, was the father of the Rev. Canon Thomas 
Duckett, educated at Sedgley and Oscott, ordained priest in 1855, and died at 
Rugeley, March 5, 1906. Richard, the eldest son, had sons, Richard, auctioneer 
of Preston, who died April 20, 1886; Rev. Canon George Duckett, educated 
at Sedgley and Oscott, ordained 185 1, and spent the whole of his missionary 
career at Wolverhampton till his death, May 5, 1898, aged 75 ; and Thomas, of 
Preston, sculptor, father of the Rev. Canon Richard Duckett, D.D., now of 
Norwich, who went to Lisbon in 1847, and was there ordained. 

1 The Bartons, manorial lords of Barton, were at this period represented by 
Richard Shuttleworth, of Gawthorp Hall, a Protestant, who died in June, 1669, 
aged 82. His wife was Fleetwood, dau. and heiress of Richard Barton, of Barton 
Hall, by Mary, dau. of Robert Hesketh, of Rufford Hall. Mrs Shuttleworth, 
whose ancestors were all recusants, died in 1664. The Bartons named in the 
text, farmers on the estate, appear for generations on the rolls, and may have 
derived from a younger son of a remote lord of the manor. 

2 She was probably a native of this locality, and widow of one of the Arrow- 
smiths of the Haydock district, as the name is not met with at an earlier date 
in this part. She died in 1681, and her son Richard was a Catholic non- juror in 
1717, and his will was proved in 1728. He was the ancestor of Richard Arrow- 
smith, banker, of Preston. 

3 Thomas Baldwin, a Lancashire man, took the oath at Douay College in 
1 67 1, was ordained, and died a professor there in 1684. 

* The Beesleys at this time had but recently parted with their ancient 
estates of The Hill, in Beesley Tythe in Goosnargh, and The Brooks, in Bleasdale. 
They were always staunch to the faith, and suffered heavily in fine, imprison- 
ment, and even martyrdom. William de Beselegh, son of John, was living in the 
fourteenth century. His descendant John Beesley, of The Hill in Beesley, had a 
younger son, Christopher, who settled in York, and was succeeded by his son 
Edward, who, by his second wife Bridget, dau. and heiress of William Nelson, 
of Skelton, N.R. of York, had two sons — Willianl ; and John, who matriculated at 
Douay in 1599, and probably became a priest; and three daughters, of whom 
Marie became the wife of Christopher Scrope, of Spenithorn, whose son Henry, 
born in 1605, succeeded to Danby. Edward, who suffered much for his recusancy 
and that of his family, and was still on the rolls in 1604, returned a pedigree at 
the Visitation of Yorks in 1584. His son William was the father of Father John 
Beesley alias Nelson, S.J., who went to the College at Valladolid in Dec, 161 3, 
thence to that at Seville, where he was ordained priest, and joined the Society 


Edwardus Stockee Christopherus Poulton, Lab 

Willielmus Mawdesley, husb Eliz ux eius 

Eliz ux eius Willielmus Worsick, Labr 

Henricus Abbott, Labr Eliz Turner 

Maria ux eius Ricardus Sheppard, husbm 

Margretta Gregson, vid Thomas Sheppard, Blacksmith 

Galfridus Gregson fil pred Willielmus Cardwell,^ husbm 

Margrette Eliz ux eius 

Ricardus Gregson fil pred Cuthbertus Cardwell^ fil pred 

Margrette Willielmi 

at Watten in 1622, dying Nov. 3, 1670, aged jy. Christopher's elder brother, of 
The Hill, had two sons, George, his successor, and John, who was a priest, and 
in 1585 was reported to be hving at Leighton Hall, with the widow of George 
Middleton, Margaret, dau. of Sir Christopher Metcalfe, of Nappa, whose wife 
was a dau. of Henry Clifford, Earl of Cumberland. The eldest son, George 
Beesley, had five sons (i) J^rancis, of The Hill, who died Feb. 23, 1608-9; 
(2) George, ordained priest at Rheims in 1587, and martyred at Tyburn, July 2, 
1 591 ; (3) Richard, born 1570, ordained priest at Douay in 1595, having studied 
also in Spain and at Rome, suffered imprisonment and was exiled more than 
once, and was still serving the mission in Lancashire in 1632 ; (4) William, of The 
Brooks, in Bleasdale, recusant in 1607-8, who by his wife Margaret, dau. and 
coheir of John Parker of Aighton, had a son, John, born Feb. 2, 1 609, who entered 
Douay College, Jan. 12, 1628, under the alias of Parker, was ordained priest, 
was known under the alias of Mollyns on the Mission, was rural dean of West 
Derby Hundred, and treasurer of the Lancashire Clergy Fund, died March 30, 
1674, and was buried at the Harkirk Cemetery, and a dau., Ellen, wife of Wil- 
liam Parker, eldest son and heir of John Parker, of Bradkirk Hall; and (5) John, 
of Barnacre, who had a son and namesake a recusant in 1607. Francis Beesley, of 
The Hill, was succeeded in 1609 by his son and heir George, who was then 
twenty-three years of age, and Henry, the second son, married and resided at 
The Brooks in Bleasdale, till that estate was sold with The Hill about 1648-9, 
when he removed to Ingolhead, and died in 1666. Francis may have had a third 
son, Edward Beesley, who went to Valladolid in 1622, under the alias of 
Hoghton, left to enter the Society in 1629, subsequently became procurator 
at the Jesuit College at Madrid, and died there in 1654. George seems to have 
gone to Brabant in 1632-3, but was back at The Hill and a recusant in 1635-6. 
His son Francis Beesley sold The Hill and The Brooks estates to Richard Black- 
burne, of Scorton Hall, Thistleton, and Newton, in 1648-9, after which the 
history of the Beesleys is difficult to trace. Henry of Ingolhead had a son, 
George, of the same place, whose will was proved in 1668, and he had sons 
Henry, of Ingolhead, will proved in 1702, Thomas, Ralph, Richard, of Goos- 
nargh in 1685, and George. The Right Rev. Mgr John Beesley, of Stretford, 
ordained priest at Salford from Ushaw in 1862, is descended from this family. 
^William Cardwell's will was proved in 1668, and that of Cuthbert Card- 
well of Barton, in 1667. The family was numerous, and is difficult to trace. A 
pedigree was published in Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees in 1873 by the Right 
Hon. Edward Cardwell, who was created Viscount Cardwell of Ellerbeck in 1 874, 
but it is most unreliable and incorrect in the earlier generations. The branch 
represented by Lord Cardwell, apparently lost its Faith early in the eighteenth 
century. Thomas Cardwell, of Barton and Goosnargh, whose will, dated 
March 9, 1692, and proved in 1693 by his wife Helen, probably a Taylor, was 
the father of Robert, of Barton, whose will was proved in 1730; William, of 
Barton, tanner, a Catholic non-juror in i7i7,who registered a property originally 
leased by Richard Shuttleworth, Esq., in 1670 to Cuthbert Cardwell, then 
deceased, and afterwards assigned to the non- juror's father; Richard of 
Broughton, yeoman, non-juror in 17 17, who registered a freehold and lease- 
hold in Broughton and Whittingham, and whose will was proved in 1722; and 
John, who was admitted into the English College at Rome, Oct. 18, 1695, aged 


Willielmus Singleton, Labr Edwardus Willasie 

Maria ux eius Eliz ux eius 

Laurentius Anderton junr Ricardus Wilson 

Margretta ux eius Oliverus Cottam, husbm 

Willielmus Anderton Ricardus Cottam 

Thomas Kitching,i goldsmith ux eius 

uxor eius Thomas Kitching, butcher 

Johannes Kitching Jana ux eius 

Jacobus Kitching Henricus Clitherall, Joyner 

Maria Kitching fil pred Thome Maria ux eius 

Kitching Ricardus Charneley, husbm 

Gilbertus Barton, husbn Eliz ux eius 

Thomas Barton Georgius Charneley 

Margretta ux eius Eliz ux eius 

Laurentius Barnes Georgius Calvert, husbm 

ux eius Gracia Calvert 

Willielmus Horneby Antonius Sheppard 

Jenetta ux eius Margretta ux eius 

twenty, ordained priest March 26, 1701, and left Rome for St Gregory's Semi- 
nary at Paris, where he pursued his studies, and then came to the mission. In 
1 7 16 Peploe, the vicar of Preston, informed the Council that John Cardwell, a 
Popish Priest abroad, held an estate called Belle Living, in Broughton, under 
lease from Mr Shuttleworth. He died Sept. 17, 1728, aged 53. EUzabeth, dau. 
of William Cardwell, of Barton, yeoman, who died Feb. 21, 1697, from whom 
Lord Cardwell descended, married in 1671 Roger Gradell, of Barton, who died 
in 1700, descended from Roger, a younger son of Christopher Gradell, of 
Barbies Moor, in Ulnes Walton, by Jennet, dau. of Richard Charnock, of 
Charnock Richard. She subsequently removed to Femyhalgh, within Brough- 
ton, where she was a non-juror in 171 7, and by her will, dated Dec. 4, 17 19, and 
proved in 1728, she left bequests to her daughter Margaret, wife of William 
Shepherd, of Fernyhalgh, father of William Shepherd, of Croxteth. One of the 
Card wells married Elizabeth, dau. of James Sidgreaves, of Inglewhite Lodge, 
and had issue James Cardwell; Mary, wife of Mr Rigby, of Walton-le-Dale, and 
mother of the Rev. John Rigby and the Rev. Nicholas Rigby, who died 
respectively in 1871, aged ^6, and 1886 aged 86; Isabel, wife of Mr MacNeal; and 
Nancy, wife of James Midgeall, of Blacke Hall, in Goosnargh, whose son Robert 
alienated that ancient inheritance in 1807. 

^The Kitchens are on the recusant rolls from the commencement in, 1 591. 
The will of Thomas Kitchen, of Barton, was proved in 1677. Anne Kitchen, 
widow, was a Catholic non- juror in 17 17 at Barton, and her will was proved in 
1732. They were spread about in neighbouring townships. Edward Kitchen 
alias Smith took the oath at Douay in 1670, was ordained priest, and succeeded 
Rev. John Langton alias Baldwin at Higher Shuttlingfields, in Walton-le-dale, 
in 1684, and thence succeeded Rev. George Crook at Bank Hall in Broughton 
in 1709, and whilst there on Jan. 15, 17 16, was convicted at the Lancaster 
sessions as "a reputed Popish Priest." His nephew, the Rev. Edward Kitchen, 
educated at Douay and Lisbon, died a professor at the latter college in 1732. 
Rev. John Kitchen alias Marsden, born in 1741, ordained at Douay in 1768 and 
appointed a professor, left May 15, 1770, and was appointed to Chester, where 
he was succeeded in 1794 by Rev. James Lancaster. The Rev. Edward Kitchen 
alias Marsden, born in 1747, ordained at Douay in 1770, left Aug. 17, 1772, and 
was appointed chaplain at Lartington Hall, and there he remained till he was 
recalled to Douay to be President of the College, where he arrived July 30, 1791, 
but owing to the terrible effect produced on his nerves and health by the French 
Revolution, he resigned his office and left the College for England on the 
following October 3, and returning to Lartington died there Jan. 3, 1793- The 
Kitchens leased Catforth Hall, in Woodplumpton, early in the eighteenth 
century, and farmed it for some time. 


ELSwicK [sT Michael's] 
Johannes Leckenby ^ yeom Dorothea ux Willielmi Hoole, sen 

Alicia ux eius Willielmus Hole jun'^ 

Ellena Johnson, vid Ricardus Hoole fil pred Willielmi 

Anna ux Willielmi Smith Hoole sen. [Hoole 

Jenetta Crooke, spinster Eliz Hoole ^ fil pred Willielmi 

^ John Leckonby, of the Desmesne of Elswick, and subsequently of Leckon- 
by House, Great Eccleston, estates inherited from his father Richard, a royaUst 
engaged in the civil wars who had to compound for his estate, married Alice, 
dau. of Richard Gillow, of Bryning, but died sine prole, and was buried at St 
Michael's-on-Wyre, Dec. 31, 1690. Though described as yeoman in the roll, he 
always appears as gentleman in deeds. His grandfather and namesake, from 
whom the estates descended, was an active Royalist, married Alice, dau. of 
Thomas Singleton, of Staining Hall, by Cecily, dau. of William Gerard, of Ince 
Hall, and besides Richard, his son and heir, had a younger son George, whose 
son John, of Great Eccleston, by his wife Ann, dau. of William Hoole, of Staynoe, 
was the father of Fathers Richard and Thomas Leckonby, S.J., the former 
of whom died at Croston Hall in 1 77 1 , aged seventy- two, and the latter in Mary- 
land in 1734, aged thirty- two. John Leckonby, the recusant named in the text, 
was succeeded according to the entail by his brother Richard, who married 
Ann, dau. of William Hesketh, of Maynes Hall, by Perpetua, dau. of Thomas 
Westby, of Mowbreck Hall. His daughters. Sisters Mary Aloysia and Anne 
Winefred, were professed Poor Clares at Gravelines in 1718 and 1729, and died 
respectively in 1751 and 1756, aged fifty-two and fifty; and his son and heir, 
William Leckonby, married Ann, dau. of Thomas Hothersall, of Hother- 
sall Hall, and sister and coheiress of John Hothersall, and brought to 
the family the manor of Hothersall and other estates; and she and 
her husband with their five children are depicted in the family group 
entitled "The Heiress of Hothersall Hall," published in Smith's Hist, of 
Rihchester. The infant in the lap of the mother is the portrait of Fr Thomas 
Leckonby, S.J., born in 171 7, who served Pontop Hall, Durham, from 1748 
till his death in 1778. The eldest son Richard succeeded to the family 
estates, and with his wife Mary, dau. and eventual coheiress of William 
Hathornthwaite, of the Demesne of Catshaw, by Ellen, dau. and coheiress of 
Richard Blackburne, of Stockenbridge Manor, acquired the Demesne of Cat- 
shaw, adjoining Hathornthwaite, Livesey Hall in Sutton, the Luddocks estate, 
and land in Hale. Richard Leckonby, the last squire, died in 1783, his only son 
William having been killed whilst hunting in Wyresdale in the preceding year. 
Mary Leckonby, the son's daughter and sole heiress, bom in 1777, became the 
wife of Thomas Henry Hele Phipps, of Leighton House, Wilts, J. P., D.L., High 
Sheriff of that county in 1804, and thus the Leckonby family became extinct in 
the male line. There were two secular priests who went by the name of Leckon- 
by, probably that of their grandmother, whose real name was White, sons of 
John White, of Great Eccleston, and his wife Alice Southworth, Luke, born in 
1 708, who was ordained at Rome in 1 73 1 , and lived many years at Alston, where 
he died in July, 1765, and John, born in 1710, who, after studying at Ferny- 
halgh, went to Rome, where he was ordained in 1733, left for Douay to finish 
his theology in 1 7 34, and on J une 1 4, 1 73 5 , set out for the mission in Yorkshire, and 
resided with Mr Markham, whence in 1741 he removed to Euxton Hall, the 
seat of the Andertons, where he remained till his death, Feb. 7, 1778. 

2 Elizabeth Hoole, of Elswick, spinster, was a Catholic non- juror in 17 17. 
The will of her father was proved in 1715. By will dated April 26, 1727, she 
charged a meadow in Elswick, which she gave to the Catholic chapel at Great 
Eccleston, with the annual payment of £7) to the poor of Elswick, and her will 
was proved in 1730. Her sister Ann, in 1682 married John Leckonby, of Great 
Eccleston, father of the two Jesuits. The Hooles were of ancient lineage. William 
Hoole, senior, was descended from John Hoole or Hulle, of Carlton, who in 
1548 married Alice, dau. of WiUiam Gillow, of Bryning, and had issue a son 
John Hulle, of Carlton, whose wife was the only daughter and eventual heiress 


Anna ux Willielmi Turner ^ Gratia ux eius 

Ellena Turner fil pred Willielmi Alicia Tayler fil pred Johannis 

Johannes Tayler Tayler 


Eliz Holme, vid^ uxeius 

Johannes Wharles ^ Margretta Gregson, vid 

of Hugh Singleton (second son of George Singleton, of Staining Hall) , by Mar- 
garet, sister and coheiress of Laurence Carlton, of Carlton, whose wife Margaret 
was Hugh Singleton's sister. Of this family was Sister Dorothy Clare Hoole, pro- 
fessed a Poor Clare at Gravelines in 1763, having been seventeen years an 
extern, and died in 1792, aged sixty-seven. 

^The will of Wilham Turner's father and namesake, also of Elswick, 
yeoman, was proved in 1631, and his own in 1668. His son and namesake, whose 
will was dated Oct. 29, 1703, and proved in 1704, by Margaret his wife, had issue 
John Turner, of Elswick, yeoman, a Catholic non-juror in 17 17, Laurence, Anne, 
married to John Roe in 1722, and Elizabeth. John Turner sold his estate in 
Elswick to William Smith, of Elswick, likewise a Catholic non- juror in 17 17, a 
younger son of the family settled at Cornerow in Greenhalgh-cum-Thistleton 
and at Forton, whose son Robert was the father of William, his eldest son, Alice, 
wife of Robert Haydock, of Leach Hall, in Bartle, and Richard. Richard's 
son Robert, of Larbreck, by his wife Ann, sister to the Right Rev. George 
Browne, first Bishop of Liverpool, had a son Richard, of Preston, father of the 
Rev. Robert Smith, D.D., formerly vice-rector of the English College at Rome, 
the Rev. Bro. Edward Gilbert Smith, Xaverian, who died at Mayfield, Dec. 3, 
1907, aged seventy-seven, and Sarah, widow of Henry John Hansom, of 
London, eldest son of the eminent architect, Joseph A. Hansom. 

2 The will of Elizabeth Helme (Holme and Holmes were common corruptions 
of the name) was proved in 1690. The Helmes of Lea were a junior branch of the 
very old family of the name seated at Church House in Goosnargh, of whom 
John Helme, a priest, was living there in 1478, and another of the same name 
was curate of Goosnargh in 1 583, whilst a third priest, says Col. Fishwick in his 
Hist, of Goosnargh, Nicholas Helme, was vicar of Kirkham in 1594. Dom Hugh 
Bede Helme alias Tapin, O.S.B., a native of Lancashire, whom Abbot Snow in 
his Benedictine Necrology confuses with Thomas Tunstall alias Helmes, the 
martyr, in 1600 was admitted into the English College at Valladolid, which he 
left to join the Benedictines in 1603, and died in Durham in 1629; Dom Gregory 
Helme, O.S.B., died in 1696; Dom Richard Helme, or Holmes, O.S.B., died at 
Sefton in 1717; and Dom Thomas Wilfrid Helme, O.S.B., of the Church House 
family, professed in 1699, died in 1742. There were several Franciscans of the 
family — Fr Thomas Willibrord Helme or Holmes was serving in the neighbour- 
hood of Goosnargh, probably at White Hill, in 1728, and died in 1772 or 1773; 
Fr Germanus Helme or Holmes succeeded to White Hill in 1738, and from thence 
served Lee House till 1745, when he was thrown into Lancaster Castle, where 
he died a confessor of the faith in 1 746 ; and Edward Helme or Holme, a novice 
at Douay in 1757, was assistant chaplain to the English nuns at Acre in Artois, 
subsequently came to the mission, and finally conformed, and as a reward for 
his apostasy received a living in Essex, but died the day he preached his first 
sermon, about 1773. And lastly may be named a direct descendant of the lady 
of the text, the Rev. Edward Helme or Holmes, son of Thomas Helme, of Lea, 
tanner, a Catholic non-juror in 1717, and his wife Elizabeth Barton, born in 
Jan., 1725, who, after studying at Femyhalgh and the Rev. Simon George 
Bordley's school at Salwick Hall, was admitted into Douay College, Sept. 25, 
'^72)7> ordained priest Sept. 21, 1748, after teaching syntax, poetry, and philo- 
sophy, came to the mission in 1753, and was appointed to Manchester, which 
he served till his death, Oct. 16, 1773. His brother's daughter became the wife 
of John Turner, an attorney in Preston, and was mother of the Rt Rev. WiUiam 
Turner, first Bishop of Salford, born 1799, died 1872, whose brother John suc- 
ceeded to the small estate of the Helmes in Lea, which is now held by his son and 
namesake. ^ His will was proved in 1667. 



Johannes Harrison^ Johannes Crouchley^ 

ux eius Thomas Harrison 

Georglus Sherington ^ Maria Harrison 

ux eius Henricus Graystock 

Margretta Grason, vid uxor eius 

Jacobus Seed 

^The will of John Harrison, of Lea, yeoman, was proved in 1669, and that 
of his grandson and namesake, son and heir of John Harrison, of Lea, yeoman, 
was proved Aug. 7, 1 723, by Elizabeth, his widow, dau. of Christopher Walmesley 
and his wife Margaret. The marriage settlement between John Harrison and 
Elizabeth Walmesley was dated Nov. 2, 1700. They were a very staunch recu- 
sant family. John Harrison, son of John and Elizabeth, born Sept. 21, 17 14, 
went to Douay in Sept;, 1729, was ordained priest Dec. 23, 1741, and was placed 
at Cottam, where his house and chapel were attacked in 1745 iDy a No-Popery 
mob, whom "he resisted with intrepidity," says an old writing, but both were 
burnt down by the ruffians. He then removed to Towneley Hall, the seat of the 
Towneleys, where he remained for thirty years, as long as his strength permitted 
him to serve, and then he retired to the house of his brother Lawrence in Friar- 
gate, Preston, where he died Jan. 16, 1780. 

2 The Sherringtons were recusants in Ashton temp. Jac. I. Francis Sher- 
rington, Esq., died a prisoner for recusancy in Lancaster Castle about 1679, but 
he was of Booths, another family, and administration to his estate was granted 
in 1684. The will of Elizabeth Sherrington, of Ashton, was proved 1618-9, and 
that of Margaret Sherrington, of the same, in 1683. The family subsequently 
removed to Preston, where Henry Sherrington died July 12, 1834, aged sixty- 
three, father of the late Madame Lemens-Sherrington, the famous singer. 

3 The various spellings of this name have already been noted. The family 
originally came from Charnock Richard, and branches were settled at Euxton, 
Clayton, and neighbouring townships. The way they came to Lea is as follows. 
Roger Critchlowe, of Charnock Richard, married Margaret, natural daughter 
of Alexander Hoghton, of Lea Hall and Hoghton Tower, who died in 1581, 
leaving in his will considerable legacies to Margaret Critchlowe and her family, 
which, however, he afterwards revoked by codicil. Nevertheless, Roger Critch- 
lowe probably received a grant of land at Lea from his wife's father. Both he 
and his wife appear as recusants from the commencement of the rolls in 34 Eliz. 
1 591-2 till 161 3-14 or later, and for some years after 1622 Margaret appears as 
a widow. In 16 14 Roger Crichlowe, junior, and his wife Margaret appear, and in 
1627 William Crichlowe and his widowed mother Margaret, all of Charnock 
Richard. In 161 3 William Critchlow, gent., was living at Lea; and it is said that 
during the civil wars the family residence at Lea was partially demolished, and 
was rebuilt by this William, or a namesake and grandson of Roger. In 1679 a 
clock was put up in the front of their residence, which struck the hour, and from 
which it was afterwards known as Clock House. In 17 17 Ann Chritchlow, of 
Newsham, widow of William Chritchlow, of Lea, gent., registered her estate as 
a Catholic non- juror. The wills of three Williams (of Lea) were proved respec- 
tively in 1673, 171 1, and 1748, the last leaving a widow Elizabeth. The family 
lost its religion towards the end of the eighteenth century, the last possessor 
of the estate being chiefly remarkable for his loose and profane language. It is 
said that James Critchley, son of William Critchley, as the name was latterly 
spelt, was a captain in the Liverpool Light Horse, and died in 1873. The 
Critchleys were distinguished for their size, being very tall and often of heavy 
build. Clock House, situated in Sidgreaves Lane, Lea, was sold, by the last of 
the family resident there, to George Gillow, of Moor House, Newton-cum- 
Scales, about the end of the eighteenth century, and by him it was transferred 
to William Smith, of Forton. A new house was erected slightly in front of the 
old one, but the remains of the ancient clock and its works were still in existence 
in the old building in the early years of the nineteenth century. In compara- 
tively recent times the name has been changed to Lea Lodge. 


Henricus Browne Ricardus Higginson 

ux eius ux eius 

Johannes Hodkinson Anna ux Thome Baron 

Thomas Moore Anna Charneley 

Jacobus Holinshead^ Margretta fFrancett^ 


Katherina Huthersall Willielmus Gregson 

Ellena Seed, spinster Brigitta ux eius 

Ricardus Clarkeson Ricardus Landall alias Clarkeson 

Jenetta ux eius husbm 

Leonardus Walmesley^ Alexandrus Gregson, husbm 

Alicia ux eius Eliz ux eius 

hardhorn-cum-newton [poulton] 

Thomas Bamber Eliz Gaulther, vid 

Maria ux Johannis Bisbrowne^ Thomas Leigh 
weaver uxor eius 

newsham [kirkham] 

Robertus Crosse, husbm Johannes Hodkinson 

Margretta Crosse, vid Johannes Winder, husbm 
Johannes Parkinson, husbm garstang 

Johannes Parkinson, husbm Ellena Bell, vid 

Katherina Hodkinson, vid Jacobus Case 

^The will of James Hollinghead, of Ingol, was proved in 1668. 

2 This is an error for Margaret ffrance, of Greaves Town, in Ashton, a very- 
ancient family which had resided there for many generations, and constantly 
appears in the rolls. John ffrance, of Greaves Town, married Margaret, younger 
daughter and coheiress of Richard Eccleston or Kerstone, of Little Eccleston 
Hall, who died in or about 1546, when that manor passed to the ffrances. Their 
son John ffrance, of Little Eccleston Hall and Greaves Town, married Alice, 
dau. of George Gillow, of Bryning, and on the same day, March 10, 1551, her 
brother Richard Gillow, of Bryning, married Alice, sister of John ffrance. The 
latter's grandson and namesake had three sons, John, Henry, and William. 
It is the family tradition that William obtained the Little Eccleston estate 
through apostacy. Anyhow, his descendants continued to hold that estate, and 
resided there till his greatgrandson, John ffrance, acquired Rawcliffe Hall, 
forfeited from the Butlers on account of the part they took in the Jacobite rising 
in 1 7 1 5 , through his marriage with Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Thomas 
Roc who had purchased the estate. Their only son John ffrance, of Rawcliffe 
Hall and Little Eccleston Hall, died s.p. in 18 17, aged ninety-one, when his 
extensive estates were devised to Thomas Wilson, of Preston, who assumed the 
name of ffrance, whose wife was a distant relation of John ffrance's grand- 
mother. The descendants of the elder branch of the family continued to reside 
at Greaves Town. John ffrance, great grandson of the eldest brother of William, 
the ancestor of the Rawcliffe branch, married Anne, sister and coheiress of 
Dom Oswald Eaves, O.S.B. (descended from the ancient Catholic family of 
Eyves of Fishwick Hall, who died in 1793, aged fifty-four), and his grandson, 
John ffrance, of Greaves Town, married Mary, daughter of John Gillow, of 
Elswick Grange and Salwick Hall, and died in 1883, aged eighty- three, when the 
Greaves Town estate descended according to the entail to his eldest son and 
namesake, who disposed of it, and died unmarried. Greaves Town contained 
much antique oak furniture, old china and other ornamental effects of the early 
Stuart period, handed down from generation to generation, all of which have 
been dispersed, and the house itself has been turned into a farm. 

3 Will proved in 1673. 

* Wills of two of this name, John Bisbrowne, of Thornton, were proved in 
1688 and 1693. 


Isabella Bell fil pred Ellene Willielmus Romley, glover 

Margretta Burches, vid Brianus Jackson, Carpenter 

Georgius Skelton Ellena ux eius 

Robertas Croston, husbm Robertus Rathmell, Lab"* 

Maria Burham, vid Alicia ux eius 

Katherina Dalton, vid Maria ux Ricardi Whittingham 

JenettauxRobertiPlessington,^ Jacobus Pickering, Tayler 

gen. Alicia ex eius 
Willielmus Greene, Alehouse- Eliz ux Roberti Rodes 

keeper Margretta Houghton, vid 

Jana ux eius Johannes Herritage, husbm 

Johannes Harrison, Lab"" Dorothea Travers,^ spinster 

Ellena ux eius Eliz Miller, spinster 

1 Robert Plesington, of Byreworth in Garstang, was buried Jan. 20, 1669-70, 
and the will of his widow Jane (of the text) was proved in 1670. He was pro- 
bably a younger son of Robert Plesington, of Dimples Hall.^by his second wife 
Jane, daughter of Christopher Parker, of Radham Laund. He had a son John 
buried at Garstang in 161 1 , another, Thomas, to whom in his will dated Jan. 25, 
1665, he left his land in Great Eccleston known as Plesingtons, and daughters 
Anne, wife of George Whittingham (whose son Robert seems to have succeeded 
to Byreworth), Margaret, Grace, Jane and Katharine. 

2 This venerable old lady was the very last of the ancient race of Travers of 
Nateby Hall, in the parish of Garstang, and of Tulketh Hall in Ashton, in the 
parish of Preston. The Travers family came over with William the Conqueror, 
and obtained the manor of Nateby towards the close of the thirteenth century, 
when Thomas Travers, son of Lawrence, married Isabel, daughter and heiress 
of William de Nateby. Lawrence, son and heir of Thomas Travers and Isabel 
Nateby, married Elena, dau. and coheiress of John de Haydock, of Tulketh 
Castle in Ashton, an estate inherited by the Haydocks of Haydock and Cottam 
from the dau. and heiress of Marmaduke de Tulketh early in the twelfth 
century. Thus the two estates descended from father to son till the time of 
William Travers, and his son Richard, who returned a pedigree at the Visitation 
of 161 3, each generation having intermarried with the oldest families of the 
counties of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Westmorland. They were true to the 
old Faith, and suffered heavily for their recusancy, both in fine and imprison- 
ment. William Travers, who suffered imprisonment for recusancy in 1584, was 
the son of Richard Travers by Grace, dau. of Richard Redman, of Harewood 
Castle, Co. York. He married Annetta, dau. of Thomas Lathom, of Parbold 
Hall, by Isabel, dau. of Alexander Standish, of Standish Hall, and had three sons, 
Richard, Edward, and William, and five daughters, Isabel, Ellen, Dorothy (of 
the text), Eleanor, and Katherine. Edward, the second son went to St Omer's 
College, whence he proceeded to Rome, where he entered the English hospice, 
Sept. 20, 1 61 9, under the alias of Francis Hill, and on the same date was 
admitted into the English College as a convictor, as Edward Hill vere Travers, 
but left on July 16, 1621, and eventually was admitted into the English College 
of Valladolid, in 1623, under the a^ms of Edward Kisley alias Houghton. There 
he completed his third year's theology, and left for Flanders on Sept. 22, 1629, 
to enter the Society, but for some reason was not received till 1642, when 
he was already a priest, being at the time forty or forty-one years of age. He 
again visited the English hospice at Rome on Jan. i, 1646, under his own name, 
but in the following April is entered as Fr Edward Risley. After this he became 
English Procurator at Madrid, and died there in 1654. Of WilUam, the third son, 
nothing is known. Two of the daughters married — Isabel to Alderman James 
Wall, of Moor Hall, Preston (son of Thomas Wall, of the same by Jane, dau. of 
Oliver Tootell, of Lower Healey Hall), whose dau. Margery married (i) John 
Hothersall of Hothersall Hall, and (2) Robert Haydock of Cottam Hall; and 
Ellen to Maxey Nelson, of Fairhurst Hall, Captain of Foot in the King's Army, 


Anna ux Edwardi Leyland Eliz Reame fil pred Johannis 

Ricardus Richardson, cooper Jacobus ffletcher, Lab 

kirkland infra garstang. uxor eius 

Henricus White, alehouse keeper Priscilla ux Johannis Wood 

uxor eius Gracia Wood fil pred Johannis 

Johannes Ayre, husbm Eliz Wood fil pred Johannis 

uxor eius Janetta Williamson, spinster, 

Willielmus Cottam, husbm JonaSwartbrookeservt. Thome\ 
Marg-retta Bergis, vid Nickson / 

Willielmus Pie, husbn Johannes Sturzaker 

uxor eius Anna ux eius 
Jana Pye fil pred Willielmi nateby infra garstang 

Ag-nes Walker Elizabetha Sturzaker 

Thomas Walker, Tayler Johannes Miller 

Margretta Kirkby, vid Robertus Miller 

Marg-retta Curwen, vid Katherina Miller, spinster 

Margretta Browne, spinster Gracia Miller, spinster 
Robertus Bradley, Taylor ux Thome Greene,^ gen 

Dorothea ux Johannis Reame Ricardus Sherdley 

who was slain at the battle of Marston Moor, July 2, 1644. Richard, the eldest 
son, who was twenty-three years of age in 161 3, joined with his father in 1626, 
in the sale of Nateby Hall estate to George Preston, of Holker Hall, whose 
grandson George conveyed it in 1654 to Walter Strickland, of Sizergh Castle, 
CO. Westmorland, and his son, Robert, again sold it to George Leyburne, of 
Cunswick Hall in that county. About the same time the Tulketh Hall estate 
was sold to the Werdens. Thus the family came to an end, and the name disap- 
pears from the records of that part of the county. The chapel in Nateby Hall 
was almost continuously served from the time of Elizabeth till almost the close 
of the eighteenth century, for its owners were all Catholics till it finally passed 
into Protestant hands about 1807. The names of many of the chaplains are 
preserved. As for Tulketh Hall, at which the monks temporarily settled in 1 124 
before erecting Furness Abbey, Mass continued to be said in its domestic 
chapel during the reigns of Elizabeth and her immediate successors. From the 
Werdens it passed to the Rawstornes, and from them to the Heskeths, and 
during their residence, in 1687, Bishop John Leyburne confirmed 1,153 persons 
there and in the chapel at Preston. Some of the priests' names are on record. 
Tulketh Hall, planted on an elevated site overlooking the Ribble, close to 
Preston, and, in the writer's recollection approached by an avenue of ancient 
trees from the marsh below, was a large and very ancient structure, greatly 
altered in appearance under so-called restoration by the eminent architect, J. A. 
Hansom, in his younger days. It has recently been acquired by the Brothers of 
Charity and turned into a Home, but it is now surrounded by streets of small 
houses, and forms an integral part of Preston. 

1 Thomas Greene, of Bowers House, in Little Nateby, married Margaret, 
dau.of Edward Ireland, of Lydiate Hall. Thomas and William Greene appear in 
the roll for 1679. The family had long resided at Bowers House, a fine old mansion 
in the early seventeenth-century style of architecture, bearing the date 1627, 
and the initials R.G., and G.G., for Richard Greene and Grace his wife, who 
both appear in the rolls between 161 3 and 1637. How the family became 
possessed of the estate has not been ascertained. In the reign of Edward III it 
belonged to Robert de Bower. Richard Greene was the surviving executor to 
Thomas Lord Gerard in 161 8. His son Richard married Dorothy, daughter of 
John Brockholes, of Claughton Hall, and was the father of Thomas of the text. 
Dorothy's will was proved in 1661. Thomas Greene was buried at Garstang, 
March 23, 1708-9. His widow and her sons Thomas and William were living at 
Bowers House in 1711-14, and are often referred to by Tyldesley, the diarist. 


Jacobus Browne, servus pred forton infra garstang. 

Ricardi Ricardus Newsham,^ gen 

Robertas Tomlinson, husbm ux eius 

Anna ux eius Willielmus Cowell 

Eliz Wittingham, vid Alicia Browne 

Jacobus Parkinson pilling infra garstang. 

Johannes Harrison, Taylor Jacobus Smith, husbm 

Eliz ux eius Anna ux eius 

Robertus Curwen, lab"" Anna Smith fil pred Jacobi 

Margretta ux eius Eliz ux Christopheri ffox 

Anna Cartmell, spinster cabus infra garstang. 

Anna Margarson Eliz Ellis, vid 

Ellena ux Christopheri Saul Thomas Crosse, Sadler 

Johannes Crosse, Lab"" Ellena Crosse 

Margretta ux eius Anna ux Johannis Charnock 

Rogerus Noell, Lab"" Thomas Cowell 

Jana ux eius Ellena Daniell 

Sissilia ux Jacobi Curwen Georgius Unsworth, smith 

Johannes Haworth Jona ux eius 

Estra ux eius Agnes Clarke, vid 

Wilhelmus Haworth fil pred Jona Clarke fil pred Agnetis 

Johannis Henricus Topping, Gunsmith 

uxor eius 
There was a chapel in the mansion, with the necessary hiding places, approached 
by curious winding stairs. On Sunday, Oct. 26, 1712, Tyldesley went there for 
Mass. but his loyalty to "James III" was evidently sorely offended, for he 
adds, "but Sherdy did not pray for our master." Sherdy or Shirdley was proba- 
bly one of the congregation and not the priest. In 1 717 Thomas Greene's dau„ 
Agnes Greene, was residing at Bowers House, and registered her estate as a 
Catholic non- juror. It was possibly her brother John Greene, of Bowers House, 
who married Ann, dau. of Thomas Westby, of Mowbreck Hall and Bume Hall, 
by Bridget, dau. of Thomas Clifton, of Lytham Hall, Westby Hall, and Clifton 
Hall. The estate seems to have passed from the family about 1745, and it then 
removed from the district. It was John Greene who was so successful in defend- 
ing Lord Molyneux, Sir Thomas Chfton, Bart., and other Lancashire Catholics 
in 1694 2ind 1695, 3^nd his grandson Francis Greene married Elizabeth, dau. 
and eventual coheiress of Cuthbert Clifton, of Sal wick, Sir Thomas Clifton's 
nephew. The issue of this marriage was Father Francis Greene, S.J., born 1748, 
died 1774; Thomas, bom 1753, who was still alive, and resident in Liverpool, in 
1833; and Frances, wife of Thomas West, of Eccleston, father of Father 
Francis West, S.J., who died in 1852, aged seventy. 

1 Richard Newsham was one of the purchasers of the manor of Forton in 
1643-4. His will was proved in 1672, and that of his elder brother Robert in 
1677. Their father was WilHam Newsham, second son of Robert Newsham, of 
Newsham Hall, in Plumpton, by his wife Elizabeth Sherburne, of Greenhalgh 
Castle. William's elder brother Richard was hving at Newsham Hall in 1632, 
soon after which the estate was sold. Richard married Barbara, dau. of Edmund 
Fleetwood, of Rossall Grange, by Elizabeth, dau. of John Cheney, of Chesham 
Bois, CO. Bucks. Her brother. Sir Paul Fleetwood, of Rossall, was bom about 
1574. Of this family was probably Sister Anne Didacus Newsham, professed a 
Poor Clare at Gravelines, in 1692, and died in 1719, aged forty-three. The 
Newshams were once a powerful and influential family in Lancashire 
and Yorkshire, and had possessed Newsham from a remote period. The 
family returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1567, and another appears in 
Fishwick's Hist, of Goosnargh. 

lancashire convicted recusants, chas ii. i73 

Nether Wyresdale [Garstang] 

Willielmus Baynes ^ Andreas Sykes fil pred Edwardi 

Jana Winderhouse Dorothea Sykes fil pred Edwardi 

Thomas Baynes fil pred Willielmi Edwardus Wynder, husbm 

uxor eius ux Christopher! Caw- 

Matheus Stirzaker, husbm thorne^ 

Bartholomeus Baynes, husbm Johannes Cottam, husbm 

Jona Baynes fil pred Bartholomei Eliz ux eius 

Maria Baynes fil pred Bartholomei ux Ricardi Higginson 

Willielmus Winderhouse Thomas Sykes, husbm 

uxor eius uxor eius 
Nicholaus Marscough, husbm Stephanus Burne, Lab. 
Margretta ux eius ux Rogeri Greene 
Robertus Clarkeson Jana Hubberstie, vid 
Dorothea Proctor Willielmus Hubberstie, car- 
Johannes Sykes sen penter 
Johannes Sykes, jun. Ricardus Parkinson ^ 
Alicia Pateson Ricardus Blackborne ^ 
Edwardus Sykes Margretta ux eius 

uxor eius 

^William Baines, who appears in the rolls as early as 1635, married Marga- 
ret Sykes, and his son John was ordained priest at the Enghsh College at Rome, 
Aug. 13, 1662. Upon admittance to the College, in 1659, he said that his parents 
were of the middle class, but descended from an ancient stock, and that he had 
one brother and two sisters. His parents had suffered much on account of their 
religion, and were reduced to very slender means in consequence. He left the 
College for the mission, April 18, 1666. Mary Baynes, named in the text, is 
probably identical with Sister Mary Joseph, a Poor Clare, professed at Grave- 
lines, in 1706, after serving twenty- two years in the extern quarters, who died 
in 1 7 18, aged sixty-seven. The family had long been settled in Nether Wyresdale, 
and appears in the rolls from the commencement in 1591. 

* The will of John Cawthorne, of Nether Wyresdale, was proved in 167 1, and 
that of William Cawthorne, of the same, in 1692. The family subsequently lost 
its faith, and late in the eighteenth century the last of them, Elizabeth Caw- 
thorne, married James Fenton, of Lancaster, who died in Nov., 1791, aged 
seventy-five. Their son, John Fenton, in 1781 assumed by Royal licence the 
name of Cawthorne, and resided at Fenton-Cawthorne House in Lancaster. He 
was Colonel of the Westminster Regiment of Middlesex Militia, represented 
Lancaster in Parliament for many years, and died in 183 1, aged seventy-eight. 
In his person George HI once contemplated the revival of the Barony of Wyres- 

3 The Parkinsons of Swineshead (or Swanshead) in Wyresdale, appear 
annually in the rolls. The will of Laurence Parkinson, of Swineshead, was 
proved in 1592, and that of Thomas, of the same, gent,, in 1639. The latter and 
his son Laurence appear in the rolls between 161 8 and 1633, after which Laur- 
ence alone appears, and his will was proved in 1664. Richard of the text, 
continues on the rolls till 1683, possibly being identical with the Richard whose 
will was proved in that year. 

* Richard Blackburne, of Scorton Hall, was of course one of the Blackbumes 
of Scorton, Thistleton, Eccleston, and Stockenbridge, but his exact place in the 
pedigree is not shown. He married Margaret, daughter of Richard Nelson, of 
Mawdesley, a branch of the Nelsons of Fairhurst Hall, and in 1679 and 1682 
Richard Blackburne was residing at Mawdesley. He died at Scorton, and his will 
was proved in 1686. His widow continued to reside at Scorton, and was a 
Catholic non- juror in 1717. By will dated Jan. 15, 17 18, proved 1720, she made 
her bequests to the poor of Nether Wyresdale and Mawdesley. 




Ellena Mayrscough ^ 

Willielmus Pickering jun"^ 

Eliz ux eius 

Janetta ux Johannis Pickering - 

Isabella Pickering fil pred Johan- 

Johannes Cowell, husbm 
uxor eius 

Janetta ux Johannis Burne 

Johannes Burne, junr fil 

Ellena ux Willielmi Ward 

Thomas Hebson, carpenter 

Jana ux eius 

Willielmus Winderous ^ 

Margretta ux eius 

Willielmus Winderous fil pred 


Barnacre infra Garstang. 

Isabella ux Roberti Kendall * 

Andreas Mayre, yeom. ^ 

Isabella ux eius 

Robertus Mayre fil pred. Andreae 

Anna Baynes 

Willielmus Parkinson, husbm 

Maria ux eius 

Galfridus Wilcocks, husb. 

Anna ux eius 

Dorothea ux Henrici Breares ^' 

ux Thome Catton •' 
Thomas Goose, ^ webster 
Margretta ux eius 
Alicia Howker, spinster 
Margretta Wright, vid 

ux Willielmi Edforth ^ 
Willielmus Rathmell, Carpenter 

1 The Myerscoughs were old recusants in Wyresdale, Thomas, described as 
gentleman, being on the rolls between 1629-36. 

' The will of John Pickering, of Scorton, was proved in 1670. 

8 The will of William Windress (or Winderhouse) of Lower Wyresdale was 
proved in 1678. 

* His will was proved in 1670, and that of William Kendall, of Barnacre, in 


* Andrew Maire was the fourth son of Robert Maire, of Hardwick Hall, co. 
Durham. He married Isabel, dau. of John Richardson, of Myerscough, gent., 
and according to Dugdale's Visitation of Durham in 1666 had issue — Thomas, 
John, Robert, Anne, Grace, and Mary. His will was proved in 1677. His son 
Robert, a recusant 1679-82, became a silversmith and watchmaker in Preston, 
and his will was proved in 1691. 

* He would no doubt be a son of Roger Breres, of Barnacre, descended from 
the family seated at Walton Hall, near Liverpool. 

' Probably son of Christopher Caton, of Barnacre, a recusant as early as 
1610. There were several branches of the family settled in Claughton and neigh- 
bouring townships, and two of them were Catholic non- jurors in 17 17. 

® Later on under Claughton appear the names of Thomas Goose and Anne 
his wife. There were several branches of the family. Alexander, Robert, and 
Henry Goose held lands in Barnacre under Lord Gerard in 1604. Henry was a 
recusant in 1636, and his will, or that of one of his name, was proved in 1671. 
" Old cos Tom Goose," and "Young cos Tom Goose," of Catterall, are referred to 
byTyldesley inhis Diary in 1712. The son was "out" in 171 5, and in consequence 
was attainted of high treason, and executed at Garstang, Feb. 14, 17 16. It is 
the local tradition that he was arrested at Garstang for shouting out to the 
Jacobites as they marched through the town — "Hey ye on my lads and you '11 
take the crown with a distaff." His father registered his estate at Sturzaker 
Houses in Catterall as a Cathohc non-juror in 1717, and dying in 1721, was 
succeeded by his second son John, who had a son Thomas living in Over 
Wyresdale in 1746. Some of them were well-connected, for Christopher Butler, 
born in 1673, ^ younger son of Richard Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, married Agnes, 
dau. and heiress of Thomas Goose, of Stalmine Hall. The will of Alexander 
Goose, of Garstang, was proved in 1696. The name latterly was spelt Goss, and 
the Right Rev. Alexander Goss, second Bishop of Liverpool, who died in 1872, 
was descended from this family. 

*The will of William Edsforth, of Parkhead in Barnacre, was proved in 
1697. The family appears in the rolls from the commencement in 1591- Subse- 
quently it removed to Myerscough Plank, and the will of Thomas Edsforth 


Margretta ux eius Ricardus Goose, Tayler 

Thomas Turner, Blacksmith Robertus Mearescough, husb. 

Eliz ux eius Margretta ux eius 

Bartholomeus Hall, Brasier Johannes Sturzaker, Tanner 

Isabella ux eius Issabella ux eius 

Robertus Parkinson, Lab Alicia Baines, spinster 

Eliz ux eius Ricardus Charnock, Lab. 

Willielmus Pickering, husb. Robertus Charnock 

EUena ux eius Willielmus Patteson, husb. 

Maria Goose Anna ux eius 

Anna ux Georgii Whittingham^ Jana ux Willielmi Bailton,^ gen 

yeom Willielmus Cowell, Lab^ 

Johannes Parkinson Ellena ux eius 

Thomas Danson, Lab. Alicia ux Willielmi Charnock 

Anna ux eius Jenetta Robbinson, spinster 
Willielmus Udall, Lab bonds infra garstang. 

Dorothea Udall Johannes Leigh 

Isaac Hodgson, Carpenter Isabella Leigh, vid 

Margretta ux eius Jenetta ux Willielmi Labray 

Jana Hodgson fil pred Isaaci Christopher Atkinson, husb. 

Ellena Parkinson, spinster Eliz ux eius 

Willielmus Ward, Lab. Jana Pleasington, fil pred. Alicie 
Anna ux eius Pleasington ^ 

Alicia Goose, vid Margeria Pleasington 

of that place was proved in 1729. His grandson and namesake married Mary, 
dau. of James Sidgreaves, of Inglewhite Lodge, and their son Thomas, bom in 
1777, married Alice, dau. and coheiress of Robert Haydock, of Leach Hall. 
The latter sold the small estate of Myerscough Plank, and was succeeded by his 
son Thomas Edsforth, of Bradkirk Hall, who married Barbara, dau. of Richard 
Bilsborrow, and sister of the Right Rev. John Bilsborrow, third Bishop of 
Salford, but dying sine prole in 1882, the family became extinct. 

^ George Whittingham, son of Richard Whittingham, of Barnacre, married 
(i) in 1656, Jennet Cowell, of Goosnargh, and (2) Anne, dau. of Robert Plesing- 
ton, of Byreworth, in Garstang, by whom he had Robert, who seems to have 
succeeded to Byreworth, Richard, Elizabeth, Jane, and Margaret. George 
Whittingham's father, Richard, who settled in Barnacre, was the second son 
of Thomas Whittingham, of Whittingham Hall, His mother was Elizabeth, dau. 
of Richard Walmesley. 

2 By his will dated July 23, 1679, proved in 1686, he left considerable 
bequests to the poor. 

3 There is an evident omission here. The Plesingtons, of Dimples Hall, in 
Barnacre-with-Bonds were a very ancient Catholic family, and returned 
pedigrees at the Visitations of 1567 and 161 3. Richard de Plesington had con- 
veyed to him the lands of Richard de Dimples in 1373-4. They intermarried 
with leading county families. Alice Plesington, named in the text, was the wife 
or widow of Robert Plesington, of Dimples, and dau. of Laurence Rawstorne of 
Newhall, by Holcroft, dau. of Robert Hesketh.of Rufford Hall. Her husband, who 
suffered much for his loyalty, died in Oct., 1668, at which date his son and 
namesake was forty-two years of age, and the will of the latter was proved in 
1673. Mrs Plesington's youngest son, John, was sent to the school privately 
kept by the Jesuits at Scarisbrick Hall, and in consequence adopted the name 
of Scarisbrick. He was ordained priest at Valladolid, and was chaplain at 
Puddington Hall, Cheshire, at the time he was arrested during the Gates Plot 
ferment. He was indicted and condemned to death at Chester for being a priest, 
and was martyred at West Chester, July 19, 1679. The martyr's aunt Margaret, 


Willielmus Pickerington Ellena Hilton, spinster 
Jenetta ux Ricardi Cartmell, Michael ffisher, husb. 

husb. Jacobus Rathmell, lab*" 

Jacobus Rye uxor ejus 

Alicia Rabye, vid Robertus Rathmell, filpredjacobi 

Anna Rabye fil pred. Allele Johannes Pemberton, dryster 

Isabella Rabie fil pred Alicie [drysalter] 

Gabriel Bankes, fuller uxor eius 

Johannes Brighouse, fuller cleveley infra garstang 

ux eius Ricardus Greene 

Anna ffisher, spinster Eliz ux eius 

Henricus ffleming. Lab*" Willielmus Greene fil pred. Ri- 

Ellena ux eius cardi 

Dorothea ux Johannis Crosse Jana Greene 


Maria ux Thome Bell Ellena Wilkinson, vid 

Jenetta ux Johannis Atkinson Oliverus Gardner 

Ellena Tomlinson, spinster Alicia ux eius 

Willielmus Holden Maria ux Thome Walmesley, 

Isabella Dicconson, vid yeom. 

Georgius Holden fil pred. Wil- Alicia ux Thome Gardner 

lielmi Willielmus Walmesley fil pred. 
Jacobus Wilkinson, Smith Thome 

ffranciscus Walker Eliz Barton ^ 

dau. of William Plesington, of Dimples, by Isabel, dau, of Richard Fallowiield, 
of Great Strickland, co. Westmorland, married John, younger son of Richard 
Walmesley, of Showley Hall, and ancestor of the Walmesleys of Westwood. 
Though not shown in the Walmesley pedigree, it is probable that from this match 
derived Father Joseph Walmesley alias Plesington, S.J,, born in 171 5, educated 
at Valladolid and Liege, who was at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, for some years 
before he removed to Callaly Castle, Northumberland, in 1749, where he 
remained till his retirement from duty in 1774, and died at Alnwick in 1781. 
The Plesingtons continued to reside at Dimples Hall till the attainder of the 
younger Robert's son John in 17 16, after which the estates were sold by the 
Commissioners for Forfeited Estates. John's eldest son Robert was attainted 
and convicted of high treason at the same time, and his sister Alice's husband, 
Roger Muncaster, town-clerk of Garstang, was executed for high treason, 
for joining the Chevalier de St George in like manner, Jan. 27, 1716. After 
this the family seems to have been completely wiped out, and the hall is now a 
farmhouse. At this period the Rev. James Gaunt was residing at Dimples Hall, 
and attended to the chapel, also serving that in Nateby Hall. Subsequently he 
removed to Mowbreck Hall, the seat of the Westbys, and afterwards to Thurn- 
ham Hall, the seat of the Daltons, and died Oct. 28, 1734. 

^ The Bartons of Claughton and Bilsborrow were a branch of the Bartons 
of Barton Hall, descended from John, second son of Richard Barton, of Barton 
Hall, by Anne, dau. of Sir John Southworth, of Samlesbury Hall. Richard died 
Oct. 25, 1572, and his estates in Bilsborrow and Claughton passed to his son 
John. The latter, like his father, was a staunch recusant, and appears annually 
in the rolls till 161 8-1 9. One of his name was a recusant in the roll for 163 1-2, 
and the will of John Barton, of Claughton, was proved in 163 1, and that of 
Hugh, of the same, in 1678. Alice, daughter of John Barton, of Claughton, 
gent., married William Butler, younger son of Henry Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, 
by his second wife Cecily, dau. of Edward Parkinson, of Westfield in Claughton, 
gent., a staunch recusant who died in 163 1. Thomas Barton, of Claughton, 
gent., died in 171 3. His eldest son and heir, Hugh, married Elizabeth, dau. of 


Jana Barton Eliz Blackborne, vid 

Henricus Gardiner, husb Johannes Parkinson, husb. 

Gracia Lathom Alicia Parkinson, vid 

Jenetta Cottam, spinster Thomas Copeland, husb. 

Jenetta ux Johannis Goodshavve Gracia ux eius 
Eliz ux Jacobi Alston Thomas fFrance, husb. 

Johannes Alston fil pred Jacobi Alicia ux eius 
Alicia Alston fil pred. Jacobi Magretta ux Willielmi ffrance 

Margfaretta Robbinson ux Thome Mackerall 

Jenetta Jackson, vid Edwardus Robbinson, husb. 

Jenetta ux Willielmi Sheppard Margretta ux eius 
Michael Graystone, husb. Eliz. Atherwright, spinster 

Jana ux eius [chaelis ffranciscus ffredbanck, Tayler 

Robertus Grayston fil pred Mi- Jana Curwen,^ spinster 
Edwardus Lawson, webster Gracia Walmesley, spinster 

Maria ux eius Georgius Jackson, Tayler 

Willielmus Rowbotham, husb. uxor eius 

Margretta ux Johannis Row- Jenetta ux Thome Hargreaves 

botham Robertus Gurnall, Lab. 

Johannes Parkinson, husb. Elizabetha ux eius 

Elizabetha ux eius Ricardus Bayne,^ webster 

William Haydock, of Cottam Hall, by Jane, dau. of Hugh Anderton, of Euxton 
Hall, and the nuptial settlements were made in 1706. In Sept., 17 16, Hugh 
Barton, who resided at Bilsborrow, was tried at Preston for high treason, but 
was acquitted, and in 17 17 he registered his estate as a Catholic non- juror. His 
will was proved in 17 19, when he was residing at Claughton. He does not 
appear to have left male issue, but administration to the estate of ffleetwood 
Barton, perhaps his dau., was granted in 1720. His younger brother, Thomas, 
was also a non -juror in 17 17, and he would appear to have been the last of the 
family. There were several Lancashire priests of the name, but it is difficult to 
identify them with this family. The two ladies mentioned in the text may 
possibly be identified with Elizabeth and Jane Barton, of Claughton, whose 
wills were proved in 17 10 and 1691 respectively. 

^Cecily, dau. of William Butler and his wife Alice, dau. of John Barton, of 
Claughton, married within a few years of this date John Curwen, of Claughton. 

* Richard Bayne or Baines, born 1607, was son of Edmund Bayne, of 
Catforth in Woodplumpton, by Alice, daughter of George Symcocke, and 
for some time after his marriage resided in Catforth. His wife. Jennet, was 
either a Blacowor a Kendall. He had two sons, Edmund and John. The latter, 
baptized by the priest at Cottam Hall, the Rev. John Hughes, Nov. 30, 
1653, was ordained priest at Rome in 1678, and came to the mission in 
1 68 1, the delay having been occasioned by the frenzied state of the country 
caused by the Oates Plot. At Rome he used the alias of Peter Blacow, and 
on the mission was known as John Kendall. He served the chapel in Cottam 
Hall, the seat of the Haydocks, and about 1703 took a barn not far from 
the Hall and opened it as a chapel and dwelling house. This is the origin 
of the present independent mission at Cottam. There he died and was buried 
at Woodplumpton, April 5, 1727. His will was proved at Lancaster by his 
brother Edmund Baine, of Catforth, the inventory being sworn at ;^i9. He was 
succeeded at Cottam by his relative the Rev. Henry Kendall. His brother was 
a Catholic non- juror in 1717. The family originally came from Caton, in the 
parish of Lancaster, and Dalton in the parish of Burton. An old Marian priest 
named William Banes died at Caton in 1586. Bishop Peter Augustine Baines, 
O.S.B., V.A-W.D., who died in 1843, and his nephew Mgr Peter Baines, D.D., 
President of the English College at Lisbon, who died in 1882, were descended 
from the Claughton branch. 



Jana ux eius Ellena ux eius 

Eliz ux Gawin Udall Eliz Walmesley, spinster 

Johannes Bradley, scholemaster Roseamunda Dicconson, vid 

Eliz ux eius Agnes Brewerton, vid 

Thomas Ashton, shoemaker Jacobus Brewerton, Tayler 

Anna ux eius Jenetta ux eius 

Johannes Richardson, blacksmith Christopher Brewerton, Tayler 

Ellena ux eius Alicia ux Jacobi Walker 

Jenetta Arthurwright, spinster Eliz ux Roberti Chippingdall 

Eliz Arthurwright, spinster Anna ux Laurentij Cottam^ 

Laurentius Walmesley, Webster Edwardus Pateson, husb. 

Anna Gurnal, vid Thomas Goose 

Jenetta Gurnall Anna ux eius 

Willielmus Gurnall, husbm WillielmusWhittingham,2yeom. 

1 The Cottams of Bannister Hey in Claughton had held that estate from 
at latest the sixteenth century. They probably derived from the Cottams, lords 
of Bilsborrow. Lawrence Cottam, of Bannister Hey, died Feb. 26, 1606-7, 
leaving Anne, his widow, and a son Richard, aged twenty-one at his father's 
inq. post mortem, July 26, 1608, who would, no doubt, be the father of the 
Lawrence of the text, who married Anne, daughter of John Hothersall, of 
Hothersall Hall, son of Thomas Hothersall, of the same, by Bridget, dau. of Wil- 
liam Haydock, of Cottam Hall, and Bridget, his wife, dau. of Sir Richard 
Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower. Administration to Lawrence Cottam's estate 
was granted in 1691. Richard, his son, of Bannister Hey, made his will, Jan. 19, 
1693, proved in that year, and his widow Ellen, who afterwards resided at 
Broughton, was a Catholic non- juror in 171 7. Their children were Laurence, 
of Bannister Hey, a Catholic non- juror in 17 17, who subsequently went to 
Shifnal, co. Salop, and about that time commenced to spell his name Cotham ; 
Thomas Cottam, who seems to have died unmarried; a daughter married to 
Thomas Golden, of Hardshaw Hall; and Anne, wife of Richard Parkinson, of 
Broughton, son of Richard Parkinson, of Leach Hall in Woodplumpton, by 
Anne, dau. of John Brockholes, of Claughton Hall, by his third wife Dorothy, 
dau. of Robert White of Cross House. Lawrence Cotham died at Shifnal, sine 
prole, his will being dated Sept. 11, 1734, and proved same year, his execu- 
tors being Richard Parkinson and Elizabeth Cotham. Richard Parkinson, 
who died at Preston in 1746, had two sons, Thomas and James, who were 
admitted into Douay College in Sept., 1729, the former taking the alias of 
Golden, and the latter that of Cottam. Thomas Parkinson alias Golden, born 
July 27, 1 71 3, after his ordination at Douay served the missions at Blackbrook, 
the seat of the Orrells, and Hardshaw Hall, near St Helens, and was killed by a 
heavy stone slate falling on his head, March 7, 175 1, and was buried at Windle- 
shaw. His brother, James Parkinson alias Cottam, born Jan. 24, 171 5-6, after 
his ordination served the mission at Claughton, where he died Jan. 26, 1766. 
The descent of the Bannister Hey estate and the various families who have 
assumed the name of Cotham has been traced under Golden of Winwick. 

2 William Whittingham, of Westfield in Claughton, died in 1668. In his will, 
dated Oct. 14, 1662, he names his wife Ellen, sons Thomas, George and Mat- 
thew, and a daughter Catherine. He was probably son of Richard Whittingham, 
of Claughton, gent., who held Bayne House, and whose will was proved in 1649. 
Richard was a younger son of Richard Whittingham, of Whittingham Hall, by 
Anne, dau. of Sir Robert Dolman, of Pocklington, and his wife Eleanor, dau. of Sir 
Wilham Mallory, of Studley, co. York, and was brother to Fathers Adam {alias 
Paul) Whittingham, S.J., born in 1589, and William Whittingham, S.J., born 
1 590, who was killed in the terrible accident at the French Ambassador's house in 
Blackfriars in 1623. Administration to the will of Thomas Whittingham, son of 
William, was granted in 17 10, and he appears to have been the last of the 
family connected with that township. The Whittinghams of Whittingham 
Hall, do not appear in the roll of monthly fines, probably owing to the fact of 


Ellena ux eius Georgius ffleckleton,^ Lab"" 
Agnes Baynes, vid uxor eius 

Willielmus Baines fil pred. Ag- Robertus Male,^ yeom 

netis Anna Walker, vid 

Jona Heritage, vid [keeper Dorothea ux Anthonij Walker^ 

Edwardus Dawson, Alehouse- Johannes Leigh, husbm 

Maria ux eius Jenetta Sailsbury, vid 

Alicia ux Jacobi Cornow Margretta ux Edwardi Reeder* 

Johannes Arthurwright Isabella ux Willielmi Harrison 

Isabella ux eius Rogerus Reeder, husb. 

Jenetta Arthurwright, vid Isabella Archer 

Alicia Dicconson, vid Eliz Marton 


Johannes Tootall, husb.^ Isabella Phillipson, vid 

Eliz ux eius Dorothea ux Johannis Hudgson 

Thomas Adamson, husb Margretta ux Johannis Robo- 

Margretta ux eius tham 

Ellena Richardson, vid Jana Parkinson, spinster 

Ricardus Barton, husb Johannes Lawson, Labr 

Margretta ux eius Margretta ux eius 

Willielmus Brand, husbm Willielmus Widdowes, husb. 

Eliz ux eius Anna ux eius 

Jana Ashton, vid 


Oliverus Cottam ^ Georgius Cottam 

uxor eius Pollard, vid 

Laurentius Wilkinson, husb. 
two-thirds of their estate having been sequestrated at this period, for they 
come in other rolls. Many well-known recusants of property are omitted for the 
same reason. The family returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 1567, 161 3, 
and 1664, and came to an end in the person of Richard Whittingham, of Whit- 
tingham Hall, who sold the estate shortly before his death in 1779. His aunt 
Bridget married George Silvertop, of Minster Acres, co. Northumberland, and 
his descendant Francis Somerled Joseph Silvertop, of Minster Acres and Lar- 
tington Hall, now represents the Whittingham family. 

^ The name should no doubt be Freckleton. 

2 Robert Male, of Claughton, married Jane, dau. of Thomas Brockholes, of 
Claughton Hall, by his first wife Jennet, dau. of Edward Bradyll, of Portfield 
Hall, and administration to his estate was granted in 1680. Another of the 
same name lived in Claughton in 1689, and John Maile, of Claughton, and 
Richard Maile, of Great Singleton, were recusant convicts in 17 16, the latter 's 
will being proved in 1728. Male is the pronunciation of Maghull, and it is proba- 
ble that they were descended from the ancient recusant family of that name 
seated at Maghull and Aintree. 

^The will of Anthony Walker was proved in 1667, and administration to 
that of his widow Dorothy in 1679. 

*The Reeders came from Forton and Cocker ham, where they were tenants 
of the Abbey in 145 1. Edward died at Cockerham in 1670. They lost the Faith 
about the end of that century. 

^ The will of John Tootell was proved in 167 1 , and that of his wife Elizabeth 
in 1676. They probably descended from the same stock as the Tootells of 
Lower Healey Hall. Christopher Tootell, of Catterall, was a recusant 1625-35, 
and John Tootell, senior, and Christopher Tootell, of Catterall, refused the pro- 
testation oath in 164 1-2. 

•Administration to his estate was granted in 1696. The family held the 



Henricus Kirkham ^ Robertus Kirkham 

exor eius 


Robertus Holt Thomas Bleving servus pred 

OswaldusWhalleyservus Thome Thome 

Stanley, 2 Ar Anna Anderton scrv^pred Thome 

manor of Bilsborrow from a remote century. William Cottam, of Bilsborrow, temp . 
Hen, VIII, married Constantia, dau. of Christopher Barton, of Barton Hall, by 
Margaret, dau. of William Singleton, of Broughton Tower, and his grandson 
and namesake, likewise of Bilsborrow, married Anne, dau. of William Hesketh, of 
Maynes Hall, by Anne, dau. of Hugh Anderton, of Euxton Hall. Oliver Cottam, 
gent., of Bilsborrow was a recusant as early as 1629; and William appears in 
1 63 1. William Cottam, of Bilsborrow, and his son and heir Oliver, of the same, 
were Catholic non-jurors in 171 7. The son was the father of William, who died in 
1773, and whose dau. Anne, heiress to her brothers, married in 1766 George 
Haydock, of The Tagg, Cottam, and was mother of the Rev. James Haydock, 
who died at Lea in 1809, and the Rev. George Leo Haydock, the Biblical an- 
notator, who inherited The Tagg, but died at Penrith in 1849, aged seventy-five. 

^The Kirkhams appear in the rolls from 1591, but are too num.erous to 
identify, and especially Henry, as it was a favourite name with the family. 
Father Henry Kirkham, S.J., born in 1573, and ordained at Rome in 1601, was 
probably the son of Henry Kirkham, of Larbreck, who died in 1629. The 
Jesuit died in Lancashire in 1646. Another member of the family. Father 
Richard Kirkham alias Lathom, S.J., born in 1671, died in 1708. Henry Kirk- 
ham, senior, son of his namesake of the text, and Henry, junior, his son, both of 
Larbreck, were Catholic non-jurors in 17 18. The latter, who removed to Weeton, 
and whose will was proved July 19, 1725, by Elizabeth his wife, left a son, John, 
of Weeton, will proved Feb. 15, 1727, who by Elizabeth his wife was father of 
George Kirkham, of Poulton, who by his wife Elizabeth, dau. of George Gillow, 
of Singleton, was father of George Kirkham, born July 18, 1765. The last 
entered the English College at Rome in 1776, but left on account of ill-health in 
1783. He subsequently married and was father of Richard Kirkham, of Lan- 
caster, who died at Bombay, April 27, 1836, aged thirty-two, and of a dau. the 
wife of John Whiteside of Lancaster. 

2 Osward Whalley, the surname being locally pronounced O'Whoa, subse- 
quently resided at Aldcliffe, where he died in 1693. In some capacity, perhaps as 
steward, he served Thomas Stanley, of Great Eccleston Hall. The Stanleys were 
all staunch recusants, and their omission from this list can only be accounted 
for on the supposition that they had come under the Act of 29 Eliz. Cap. 6, by 
which two-thirds of their lands and leases could be seized in default of the ;^20 
per month fine for recusants over sixteen years of age, and ;^io per month for 
wives. James was fond of feeding his hungry followers by granting them the 
benefit of such forfeitures, which were enlarged in the third year of his reign 
under Cap. 4. The recusant, however, was to be allowed to retain his mansion- 
house with the third share of his property. The present list of convictions does 
not seem to include the names of those who suffered such forfeiture of lands. 
The first Stanley of Great Eccleston Hall was Thomas Stanley, natural son of 
Henry Stanley, fourth Earl of Derby, who married Mary, dau. of Robert 
Hesketh, of Rufford Hall, and relict of Richard Barton, of Barton Hall. He 
appears annually in the rolls till his death in 1638. His son Richard, also a re- 
cusant, married Mary, dau. of Lambert Tyldesley, of Garrett Hall in Tyldesley, 
and sister and eventual heiress of Thomas Tyldesley. Richard died shortly 
before his father, and his son Thomas, named in the text, succeeded his mother 
and his grandfather to the estates of Garrett and Great Eccleston. Thomas 
married Frances, dau. of Sir Thomas Tyldesley, of Morleys Hall and Myerscough 
Lodge. He returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, and died whilst on a 
visit to Dr Kuerden, the eminent antiquary, at Cuerden, and was buried at 
Leyland, April 17, 1686. He was succeeded by his son Richard, born in 1661, 


Anna Lawencson serv^ pred Edvvardus Sturzaker 

Thome Jana ux eius 
Eliz Parker serv^ pred Thome Ricardus Sturzaker fil pred. Ed- 
Agnes Tompson, vid wardi 

Eliz ux Willielmi Tompson Thomas Sturzaker fil pred Ed- 
Johannes Tompson wardi 

Willielmus Tayler Alicia Sturzaker fil pred Edwardi 

Anna ux Willielmi Nevvsham Anna Sturzaker fil pred Edwardi 

Ellena ux Thome Whitle Johannes Graddell ^ 

Anna Newsham, vid Marg-retta ux eius 

Johannes Newsham Henricus Butler serv* pred Johan- 

Jana ux eius nes Graddell 

Hodg-son, vid Anna Gant, vid 

Anna Hodgfson Dorothea Gant, spinster 

Eliz ux Thome Gurnall Anna Bleving, spinster 

Jenetta Horneby, vid Thomas Barnes 

Johannes Hall Dorothea ux Johannes Sherborne 

Jana ux eius Henricus Login 

Georgius Gurnall Anna ux Ricardi Cornall 

Jenetta ux eius Edvvardus Gurnall 

Jenetta Billing Jana fforshaw, vid. 

Willielmus Gurnall Robertus Gurnall 

Maria ux eius Georgius Seed 

Johannes Gurnall fil pred Will' Ellena ux Johannis Jameson 
Maria ux Ricardi Barton 


Agnes Grouser, vid Maria ux Jacobi Charneley 

Jana Charneley, vid. Maria Deyes, vid 

Willielmus Patteson Ellena Idesford 

Jana Whalley Alicia Horneby 

Eliz Cardwell, vid Agnes ux Georgij Tayler 

Jenetta Cardwell Ellena ux Johannis Bell 

Dorothea Watson, vid Eliz ux Willielmi Horneby sen. 

Jana Wilkinson 

who married Anne, dau. and eventual coheiress of Thomas Culcheth, of Cul- 
cheth Hall, by Anne, sister of Sir Roger Bradshaigh, of Haigh Hall, and at the 
time of the birth of his eldest son Thomas, Feb. 8, 1683, was residing at Cul- 
cheth. His second son. Father Henry Stanley alias Culcheth, S.J., born in 1688, 
served the mission in Liverpool, 1749, and for a year or two, then went to Leigh 
for a short time, and finally died at Culcheth Hall in 1753. The eldest son, 
Thomas, upon the death of his father in 17 14, succeeded to the estates, and 
married Meliora, dau, of Thomas Gomeldon, of Summerfield Court, co. Kent, 
and relict of James Poole, eldest son of Sir James Poole, of Poole Hall, co. 
Chester, Bart. In 171 5 he joined the Chevalier de St George at Preston, was 
convicted of high treason, and his estates of Great Eccleston Hall, Garrett 
Hall, and New Hall in the parish of Leigh, and his residence in Preston, were 
forfeited and sold. In 1732 he was living at Garrett Hall, and subsequently he 
inherited Culcheth Hall, where his wife died in June, and he himself in July, 
1749. His only dau. and heiress married William Dicconson, fourth son of 
Edward Dicconson, of Wrightington Hall. 

1 He was descended from the Gradells of Barbies Moor, in Ulnes Walton. He 
subsequently removed to Out Rawcliffe, and his will was proved in 1676, and 
that of his wife in 1678. Richard Gradell, of Upper Rawcliffe, possibly his father, 
married Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Longworth, of Tarnacre Hall. 



Margretta ux Thome Gryme 


Ricardus Parkinson, gen^ Margretta ux elus 

Margretta ux eius Willielmus Cottam 

Georgius Cowpe Thomas Threlfall 

Alicia ux eius Ellena ux eius 

Jacobus Mason Margretta ux Johannis Cowell 

Agnes ux eius ffranciscus Orton 

Eliz Browne, vid Margeria ux eius 

Alicia Hudgson Eliz Moore 

Georgius Almond Thomas Clifton 


Thomas Davie Parnella Mercer 

Edwardus Signall Henricus Weaver 

Alicia ux eius Robertus Clarkson 

Robertus Signall Clement Whiteside 

Willielmus Grason Eliz Cookson 
Alicia Graison 


Butler Cowborne^ Anna ux Willielmi Browne 

Anna ux eius Jenetta ux Ricardi Holley 

Johannes Crompton 


Dorothea ux Roberti Hay Anna ux Thome Thorneton 

Isabella Bannister, vid Maria ux Willielmi Carter 


Ricardus Bamber^ 

1 The will of Richard Parkinson, of Leach Hall, in Bartle Quarter of Wood- 
plumpton, now called Bartle Hall, was proved in 1677. He probably belonged 
to the old Catholic family of Parkinson, of Fairsnape Hall. There were several 
priests of the name about this period, but it is difficult to identify them. Mr 
Parkinson's son and namesake and his sons, the Rev. Thomas Parkinson alias 
Golden and James Parkinson alias Cottam, have been noticed under Laurence 
Cottam of Claughton. 

2 Butler Cowbome (Colborne, Colburne, Cowban, Cowbron, or Cowlbron 
as the name is variously spelt), of Freckleton Hall, married Anne, dau. of Ga- 
briel Hesketh, of White Hill, in Goosnargh. The family was very ancient. An 
old Marian priest. Sir George Cowburne, formerly of Warley, in Yorkshire, died 
at Freckleton in Jan., 1596-7. John Cowburne, of Freckleton, died in or about 
1587, leaving two sisters and coheiresses, Janet, then of the age of thirty-eight, 
wife of Richard Butler, and Helen, then aged thirty, wife of Henry Freckleton. 
Laurence and Henry were common names in the family. The Rev. William 
Couborne alias Johnson, born 161 1, son of Henry Coubome, of Freckleton, was 
ordained priest at Rome in 1636. The Rev. John Cowban alias Butler, bom in 
Sept. 1 701, probably son of Lawrence Colborne, of Freckleton, arrived at 
Douay College from St Omer's College, Sept. 5, 1722, and was ordained priest 
March 27, 1728, served the missions at Cottam, Lady well in Fernyhalgh, 
1737-44, Eshe, CO. Durham, Aug., 1744, till Nov., 1748, and finally at Crathome, 
where he died Oct. 6, 1777. His relative, Richard Cowban, was the priest at 
Alston Lane from 181 3 till his death in 1849. 

3 The Bambers of the Moor in Carleton were of ancient lineage. They appear 
annually in the rolls from 1 591. Richard Bamber, of The Moor, about 1630 paid 
£\o as composition for refusing to take the order of knighthood. His will was 



Johannes Wild Jenetta ux eius 


Ricardus Bamber^ Jenetta ux Henrici Thorneton 

Johannes Rossall sen"" EllenaWhitesidedeLowerhouse^ 

proved in 1636. He had several sons, Thomas, died in 1667; John, a captain 
under Sir Thomas Tyldesley during the civil wars, who had a son Richard, 
named in his grandfather's will, and probably the one of the text; William, 
who died before 1636; Richard; and Edward. The last went to St Alban's 
College at Valladolid, where in the diary he may probably be identified with 
Edward Richardson, who was admitted in 1625, and adopted the alias of 
Walsh. If so he was ordained priest, and left the College for Belgium in 1628. 
He then passed over to England, but was arrested at Dover, and banished. 
Again he returned, and was in Lancashire in 1 63 1 , but after a time was rearrested 
in the neighbourhood of Standish, and was committed to Lancaster Castle, but 
escaped on the way, and sought refuge with Mr Singleton, of Broughton 
Tower. Finally he was apprehended for the third time, when he was using the 
alias of Reding, and was martyred at Lancaster, Aug. 7, 1646, The Bambers 
continued to reside at The Moor till the time of John Bamber, who removed to 
Aughton, and was a Catholic non- juror in 171 7. His son, Thomas Bamber, the 
last of the family, married Catherine, daughter of John Trafford, of Croston 
Hall, by Catherine, dau. and eventual coheiress of Thomas Culcheth, of Cul- 
cheth Hall, and settled at Ormskirk, where he made his will April 23, 1737, and 
died sine prole shortly afterwards. He had two sisters, Anne, the wife of Mr 
Jump, who left five daughters, Mary, Margaret, Anne, Elizabeth, and Jane; 
and Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Brownbill, of Liverpool, who had three sons 
and two daughters, Thomas, who inherited The Moor estate from his uncle, 
John, Robert, Elizabeth, and Mary. The three brothers, natives of Gillmoss, in 
West Derby, near Liverpool, were probably of this family. Father Thomas 
Brownbill, S.J., born 1788, died 1844; Father Francis Brownbill, S.J., born 
1793, died 1875, and Father James Brownbill, S.J., born 1798, died 1880. Colo- 
nel Fishwick gives some account of The Moor, with pedigrees of the Bambers, in 
his Hist, of PouUon-le-Fylde, but it is very confused and of little value. 

^ There were two branches of the family living on the original Bamber 
estate, one at The Moor, or the Lower Moor, and the other at the Higher Moor, 
James Bamber, of Higher Moor, a staunch recusant, like the rest of the family, 
by Mary, his wife, daughter of Roger Sherburne, of Wolfhouse, by Elizabeth, 
dau. and coheiress of William Haydock, of Cottam Hall, died in 161 7, and was 
succeeded by his eldest son William Bamber, of Higher Moor, who died in 1662, 
leaving a son and successor, Richard Bamber, of Higher Moor, the gentleman 
named in the text. The latter, baptized at Poulton, March 7, 1630-1, married 
Anne, dau. of Thomas Singleton, of Staining Hall, by Cicely, dau. of William 
Gerard, of Ince Hall. His wife died in 1660, and he himself was buried at 
Poulton, June 6, 1671. 

^TheWhitesides were old recusants in this and the adjoining township of 
Marton. Gilbert Whiteside, of Marton, married in 1685 Mary, dau. of Richard 
Leckonby, of Leckonby House, Great Eccleston, and his son, James, by his 
wife Mary, dau. of Peter Bradshaw, of Normoss, was father of John Whiteside 
of Marton, who married Alice, dau. of Richard Gillow, of Singleton. John's son 
and namesake settled at Lancaster, and died at Dolphin Lee in 181 1, aged 
sixty-eight. The younger John had two sons, John and James, and one dau., 
Margaret, wife of William Leeming, of Ridge, near Lancaster, who was the 
mother of the late Richard Leeming, of Greaves House, Lancaster, and Lent- 
worth Hall in Over Wyresdale. John Whiteside, who died in 1856, aged sixty- 
two, married his cousin, a dau. of George Kirkham, of Poulton, by Elizabeth, 
dau. of George Gillow, of Singleton, and James Whiteside, the banker in 
Lancaster, married his cousin Margaret, dau. of Henry Whiteside, of London, 
by his first wife Jane, dau. of James Corney, of Lancaster (son of Henry Corney 
or Cornerow, of Cornerow and Rosaker, by Jane, dau. of Robert Worswick, of 



fFrancIsca Houghton Alicia Coseney^ 

Margaretta Houghton Gracia Singleton 
Anna Tildesley 

hambleton [kirkham] 

Antonius Wimley^ Anna ux eius 

Alicia ux eius EUena Sander, vid 

MargrettaHullserv^predAntonij Agnes Dobson, vid 

Henricus Dobson Jenett ffisher fil Henrici ffisher 

Eliz ux eius Edwardus Walker 

Willielmus Lytham Jana Carter 


Ricardus Waring^ Alicia ux eius 

Anna ux eius Issabella Holme*. 

Thomas Helme 

Todderstaffe Hall), and had an only child, Mary Catherine Whiteside, a nun 
at Princethorpe. 

^The name is variously spelt Cossey, Cossney, Cossen, Cossnoe, Coseney, and 
finally Cosney. Thomas Cossney, of Grimsargh (adjoining Ribbleton) in 1602 
had issue — Thomas, of Grimsargh, recusant with Margaret his wife in 1600; 
Ralph, of Grimsargh, who had issue Thomas, father of John, living in 1682, 
George, of Grimsargh, father of Thomas, in 1682, Ralph, of Grimsargh, in 1662, 
and of Fulwood in 1682; John, deceased in 1622, when his son John was living; 
Richard, father of Thomas and George ; and George, who went to London, and 
was deceased in 1662, when his sons George and John were present at the 
Preston Guild. Thomas, the eldest son, had sons John and Thomas, the latter 
perhaps being the one of his name, a recusant in Grimsargh, with Isabel his 
wife, in 1605, seq., and variously denominated yeoman, husbandman, and 
gentleman. Another Thomas, of Grimsargh, appears in the rolls between 
6 Jac.I, and 7 Car. I (163 1-2), with Anne his wife. Thomas, the son of Thomas, 
had issue, John, senior, of Grimsargh in 1682, father of Thomas; Thomas, of 
Ribbleton, a recusant in 1679, whose will (then of Grimsargh) was proved in 
1683; and George, of Grimsargh, in 1682, father of John, junior, and Thomas. 
The will of Alice Cosney, of Grimsargh, possibly the one named in the text, was 
proved in 17 10. Thomas Cosney, of Fulwood, registered property in Grimsargh 
as a Catholic non-juror in 1717, as did likewise John Coseney, of Grimsargh, who 
married Dorothy, daughter of Henry ffinch, of Mawdesley, by Jane, dau. and 
heiress of John Cooper, and died in or about 1732. 

2 This is clearly an error for Anthony Windle, administration to whose 
estate at Stalmine was granted in 1680. The will of Francis Windle, of Melling 
House, was proved in 1736. 

^Administration to his will was granted in 1690. The family appears in the 
rolls from 1591. George Waring, of Gotfield in Whittingham, chapelry of Goos- 
nargh, and his wife Jennet, were recusants in 161 3-4. Their son George married 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Singleton, of Dilworth, and his son Edward married 
Margaret, dau. and coheiress of John Harrison, of Lea, and had several daughters, 
of whom Ann was the wife of Mr Holland, and Martha of Thomas Crook. 

*The Helme family has been referred to under Lea, Isabel Helme (or 
Holme), named in the text, may have been the widow of Thomas Helme, of 
Church House, in Goosnargh, to whose estate she administered in 1662. She 
was dau. of William Hoghton, of Grimsargh Hall, and relict of Robert Sher- 
burne, of Wolfhouse. Her mother was Grace, natural dau. of Sir Richard 
Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, by Isabel Wood. Thomas Helme, born in 1575, was 
son and heir of Leonard Helme, of Church House (whose inquis. post mortem 
was taken in 1601), by Isabel, dau. of Edmund Parker, of Browsholme Hall, co. 
York, and Leonard was the son of Thomas Helme, by one of the daughters 
and coheiresses of Mr Riding of Riding. Leonard's younger son, William, 


Jacobus Simpson^ Anna Dicconson, vid. 

Maria uxor eius Jenetta Blakoe 

Henricus Oward Ricardus Crosse 

Ellena Dicconson Anna ux eius 

Radulphus Jackson Katherina Crosse, vid 

Jana ux eius Thomas Eccles 

Jana Turner Jenetta Kighley^ 

Ellena Turner fil pred Jane Eliz Stanastreet 

Johannes Heaton Alicia fil ejus 

Alicia ux eius Johannes Clarkson 

Eliz Clarkson Ricardus Singleton 

Ellena fil eius Jenetta ux eius 

Elizeus Barton Maria ffisher 

Johannes Hayhurst 

married Frances, dau. of William Davenport, of Woodford, co. Chester, and his 

son Thomas may possibly be the one appearing in the text. The family held the 

manor of Chipping, and also an estate in English Lea. Thomas Helme, the 

husband of Isabel of the text, in 1642 had sons Leonard, William, John, and 

Thomas, besides several daughters. 

1 James Simpson's will was proved in 1 707. Of this family were Dom Thomas 
Simpson, O.S.B., professed at Dieulward in 1737, died in 1764, and Dom John 
Benedict Simpson alias Daniel, O.S.B., professed at Dieulward in 1743, died 
1775, whose mother was a Daniel, of Whittingham. Another branch of the family 
settled at Preston. Dom John Cuthbert Simpson, O.S.B., son of Richard 
Simpson, of Preston, and his wife Mary, dau. of Richard Withington, of Ribble- 
ton, who was outlawed and suffered forfeiture of his estate in 17 16, on account 
of the Jacobite rising, was born in 1724, and was sent to Douay to study for the 
Church, but left to join the Benedictines at Paris, Sept. 16, 1745, where he was 
professed in 1746, and died at Bath in 1785. His brother Dom Richard Bene- 
dict Simpson, O.S.B., was professed at Dieulward in 1753, and died in 1801. 
Their sister became a Blue Nun at Paris, where she was professed in her 
twenty-fifth year in 1770. 

*The Keighleys of White Lee, in Goosnargh, were descended from the 
Keighleys of Keighley, co. York, and Inskip Hall, co. Lancaster, which ended 
in the male line with Henry Keighley, who, by Mary, dau. of Sir Thomas Carus, 
Justice of the Queen's Bench, left in 1567, three daughters and coheiresses, 
Anne, wife of Sir William Cavendish, of Hardwick Hall, co. Derby, first Earl 
of Devonshire, ancestor of the present Duke, Catherine, wife of Thomas 
Worsley, of Booths Hall, and another daughter who o.s.p., the wife of Robert 
Charnock of Chamock Richard and Astley Hall. The Inskip, Great Eccleston, 
and other estates are still in the possession of the Devonshire family. The 
Keighleys of White Lee also had estates in Whittingham, Claughton, Charnock 
Richard, and other townships. Robert Keighley, of White Lee, and Anne, his 
wife were recusants temp. Elizabeth. His half-brother Hugh was a recusant 
living at Bilsborrow in 1603, and died in that year, and his son John inherited 
White Lee from his uncle Robert about the same time. John's son Hugh 
married Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel Banastre, of Altham Hall, and relict of 
Thomas Richardson, of Myerscough, and was succeeded by his son Nathaniel 
Kighley, as the name was latterly spelt. Nathaniel, who lived at Myerscough, 
died in or about 1691, when administration of his estate was granted. Jennet 
Kighley, of the text, was probably his sister or near relative. Nathaniel's 
eldest son Hugh, born in 1665, married and had issue a son Hugh, and other 
children, got into difficulties, and sold White Lee, Harwood House in Goos- 
nargh, and Claughton House, in 1694. He went to London, and was residing in 
Holbom in 1727. Hugh's brother John, of Gray's Inn, also had a son Hugh 
Basil Keighley, who was a surgeon in Holborn in 1726. In 171 3 was proved the 
will of Richard Keighley, of Whittingham. The Keighleys were recusants, and 
at the south end of the mansion of White Lee was formerly a small chapel. 



Robertus Noblett Alicia Kitchley^ 

Margaretta ux eius Ricardus Kitchley fil eius 

Eliz Barton Henricus ffishwick^ 

Johannes Walmesley Alicia ffishwick fil pred Henrici 

Maria ux eius Georgfius Sharpies 

Sara Walmesley Anna ux eius 

Thomas Clarkeson Margretta Greene 

Ellena ux eius Maria Sowerbutts 

Anna Clarkson fil eius Jacobus Pye 

Eliz Newsham Eliz ux eius 

Isabella Parkinson Thomas Willasie 

Anna Leyland Jacobus Wilson 

Eliz Tayler uxor eius 

Anna Albyn^ Anna Cooper 

Laurentius Parkinson Johannes Daniell* 

Eliz ux eius Thomas Sherdley 

^TheAlbinsof Cambrall in Whittingham and of Alston occasionally appear 
in the recusant rolls. 

* Probably an error for Keighley. 

^The fifishwicks were in Goosnargh and Whittingham much earlier than 
Col. Henry Fishwick was aware when he wrote his Hist, of Goosnargh. Henry 
ffishwick, of Goosnargh, was a recusant from the commencement of the rolls in 
1 591 till his death about 1619. His son Richard, who lived in Whittingham, 
married Margaret, dau. of Richard Snape, and appears regularly in the rolls. 
He had issue, Henry, probably the one named in the text, John of Goosnargh, 
a recusant in 1626-7, who had a son and namesake also a recusant, and James, 
who became steward to Charles Walmesley, of Stainer Hall, near Selby, co. 
York, son of Thomas Walmesley, of Dunkenhalgh, and was buried in Selby 
Church, March 9, 1650, and his wife Alice, Feb. 17, 1688. James ffishwick 
purchased Bulsnape Manor in Goosnargh, in 1649, and was succeeded by his son 
Charles, named after his patron Charles Walmesley, and it was about this time 
that the family lost the Faith. There were many other members of the family 
in the rolls. 

*The Daniels of Whittingham, in Goosnargh, and of the adjoining hamlet of 
Durton, in Broughton, were an ancient Catholic family, and supplied many 
priests, secular and Benedictine, to the Church. John Daniel, of Whittingham 
and Durton, was tried for high treason at Preston, in Sept., 17 16, after the 
Jacobite rising of 171 5, but was acquitted. As a Catholic non-juror in 17 17 he 
returned a freehold estate of fifty-six acres in Durton, and his will was proved 
in 1720. Thomas Daniel, a priest, was serving in Lancashire in 1631, probably 
a brother of the John of the text.Three of John Daniel's sons were secular priests, 
Edward, born in 1709, who used the alias of Bennet, was ordained priest at 
Douay, May 30, 1733, and left for the mission July 18, 1735, became chaplain 
to the Molyneux family at The Wood and Mosborough Hall, then went to serve 
Garstang and Wyresdale, and eventually died at York in 1765; Thomas, born 
17 14, ordained priest at Douay in 1739, left for England Aug. 5, 1740, and died 
at York in 1770; and William, born 171 3, was ordained priest at Douay, Dec. 
23, 1 74 1, stayed in the College as a professor till July i, 1748, when he left for 
Paris to be chaplain to the Blue Nuns, where he died Feb. 9, 1761, aged 47. 
Thomas Daniel, of Whittingham, son of John Daniel of the same, was a Catholic 
non-juror in 171 7, and was probably brother to John above. He was, perhaps, 
father of Dom Robert Daniel, O.S.B., born at Whittingham, who was professed 
at Dieulward in 1735, and died in 1781. Another brother, Edward, of Crook 
House, in Durton, who died in 1706, by his wife Grace (died 17 12), dau. of 
Henry Carter, of Durton (died 1704), was father of Richard Daniel, who was 
ordained priest at Rome in 17 10, left the College to become confessor to the Car- 
melite nuns at Antwerp in 17 12, subsequently removed to the Benedictine 



Jervasius Clifton^ Thomas Abraham fil pred Wil- 

uxor eius lielmi 

Johannes Ball Johannes Simpson 

uxor eius uxor JohannisBretherton 

Ricardus Boney uxor Willielmus Noblett 

uxor eius uxor Willielmi flfletcher 

Jana Abraham^ Thurstanus Whalley^ 

Thomas Abraham fil eius Ricardus Whalley 

Willielmus Abraham fil eius uxor eius 

uxor eius Margeria Whalley 

convent at Ghent, where he was assistant in 17 18, and succeeded as head 
chaplain in 1723, and died in 1753. Edward's brother Thomas, of Durton, was 
a Catholic non- juror in 17 17, as Hkewise Edward Daniel of Catterall, who 
registered a freehold in Broughton, in which his wife, Elizabeth, and his sisters 
Elizabeth and Dorothy Daniel were interested, and also his freehold residence 
called Brighouse House in Catterall. John Daniel, born in 1745, the last presi- 
dent of Douay College, and Edward Daniel, born 1749, at one time professor 
there, were sons of Edward Daniel, of Durton, by Mary, dau. of William 
Penswick. The former's history is well known ; the latter, Edward, who became 
a senior professor in 1778, left in Dec. 1778 for the mission, and was placed at 
Croston Hall in 1779 till 1792. He then became chaplain to the Gerards at 
Garswood, where he died in 18 19. Their nephew John Daniel, born 1755, was 
educated at Rome and Douay, at the latter of which he was ordained priest in 
1780, and left for the mission Feb. 5, 1781, and died at Stockton-upon-Tees 
in 1802. 

1 Gervase Clifton, of Warton Lodge, was son of John Clifton, of Stalmine 
Grange, and grandson of Gervase Clifton, of Much Plumpton (will proved 1638), 
younger son of Cuthbert Clifton, of Westby Hall, by Catherine, dau. of Sir 
Richard Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower. His younger brothers were Cuthbert, 
Peter, John and William, and he had sons John, (deceased in 1682, who had 
sons Thomas and John), Richard and James, both living in 1682, Gervase's 
grandmother's name was Isabel, and her husband, the elder Gervase, was 
own cousin to Dom Lambert Clifton, O.S.B., son of William Clifton, of Ballam, 
younger son of Thomas Clifton, of Westby Hall, by his first wife Ellen, dau. 
of Sir Alexander Osbaldeston, of Osbaldeston Hall. Dom Lambert was pro- 
fessed in Spain, and was living in Lancashire in 163 1 . 

'Administration to her estate was granted in 1668, and to that of Thomas 
Abraham in 1672. The will of her son William was proved in 1670. The family 
constantly appears in the rolls. 

^Thurstan Whalley 's will was proved in 1668. Richard Whalley was still on 
the rolls in 1679-80. Thomas Whalley, son of Richard and Jane, was ordained 
priest at Rome, where he used the alias of Porter, in 1701, and left the College 
Oct. 2, 1702. He remained in Rome for half a year, and then left for England 
with Bishop George Witham, who had just been appointed to the Midland 
District, and was placed somewhere in Rutlandshire. At an earlier date one 
Thomas Whalley, of Lancashire, was admitted into St Alban's College at 
Valladolid, June 20, 1592, and was sent to that at Seville, Jan. 12, 1593, where 
he was ordained priest, and thence came to the mission. Besides the priest, 
Richard Whalley had an elder son, Thurstan, who succeeded him to his freehold 
estate at Warton, which had been entailed by his grandfather, the Thurstan 
of the text. The younger Thurstan registered this estate as a Catholic non- 
juror in 1 7 17. He was probably the father of James Whalley, bom May 27, 
1710, who entered Douay College, Aug. 7, 1727, but left it in poetry. May 27, 
1732, to recuperate his health in England, and does not seem to have returned. 
Father Alexius Whalley, O.S.F., who died at Osmotherley, July 21, 181 1, aged 
about seventy-two, was probably a grandson of Thurstan, the non-juror. 


Thomas Whalley Anna Sanderson, vid 

Maria Holme, spinster ux Georgii ffletcher 

Cuthbertus Nickson Jacobus Ball 

Ricardus Cowborne ux eius 

uxor eius Johannes Dobson 

ux Jacobi Boney ux eius 

Georgius Boney Evanus Anyon 

Thomas Boney fil pred Jacobi Nicholaus Nickson 

Bonney ux eius 

Alicia ffletcher, vid lytham. 

Maria Blevin, vid Thomas Clifton, Bar**^ ^ 

Willielmus Blevin uxor eius [Clifton 

Willielmus ffletcher jun Anna Sutler serv*^ pred Thome 

Eliz Noblett, vid Robertus Sheppard serv*^ pred 

Eliz Dobson, vid Thome Clifton 

Ellena Dobson, spinster Andreas Sheppard 

Jenetta Ball, vid Ricardus Horneby 

uxor Johannis Noblett Ellena ux eius 

uxor Willielmi Shawe Rogerus Charneley^ 
^Sir Thomas Clifton, born July 7, 1628, was the second son of Thomas 
Clifton, of Westby Hall, who recovered Clifton through his wife Anne, dau. and 
eventual sole heiress of Sir Cuthbert Halsall, of Halsall Hall and Clifton Hall, 
whose grandfather Henry Halsall, acquired Clifton through his marriage with 
Anne, sister and heiress of Thomas Molyneux, of Clifton Hall, and dau. of Sir 
William Molyneux, of Sefton Hall, who had obtained Clifton in right of his 
wife, Elizabeth, dau, and heiress of Cuthbert Clifton, of Clifton Hall. Sir 
Thomas Clifton was created a baronet March 4, 1 660-1. He succeeded his elder 
brother Cuthbert, a colonel in the Royal army, who was slain at the siege of 
Manchester in Oct. 1642. In the previous year the colonel had married Margaret, 
dau. and heiress of George Ireland, of Southworth Hall, but left no issue. His 
widow married secondly Pennington Whalley, Esq. Sir Thomas married (i) 
Bridget, dau. of Sir George Heneage, of Hainton Hall, co. Lincoln, by whom he 
had four sons and four daughters, the only one to marry being Mary, wife of 
Thomas, sixth Lord Petre, and (2) Bridget, dau. of Sir Edward Hussey, 
of Hunnington Hall, co. Lincoln, by whom he had a son Thomas, who pre- 
deceased him in 1688, and a daughter Bridget, wife of Sir Francis Andrews, of 
Denton Hall, co. Northampton, Bart. On July 17, 1694, Sir Thomas was 
arrested at Wrea Green by one of the King's messengers, and guarded by 
Dutch troopers was carried to his own place, Lytham Hall, for the night. He 
was then sent to the Tower of London on a trumped up charge of high treason, 
and finally sent doAvn to Manchester to be tried for his life, with a number of 
other Catholic gentlemen. The trial took place in the following October, but 
though Sir Thomas was acquitted, he was unable to stand the strain, and he 
died probably at the seat of Sir William Gerard, one of his fellow prisoners, and 
was buried with his ancestors at Kirkham, Nov. 13, 1694. The Rev. Richard 
Jameson preached the funeral oration, which is worthy of publication. The 
Clifton estates then passed to his nephew John Clifton, but the baronetcy 
expired. The Cliftons were staunch recusants, and a great many of the ladies 
became nuns. They abandoned the Faith for a couple of generations during the 
last century, but the present squire, like his grandfather, has returned to their 
ancient allegiance. 

2 Roger and James Charnley were recusants in 1679. A grandson of the 
former, Roger Charnley, of Lytham, was a Catholic non-juror in 17 17, and his 
will was proved at Lancaster April 11, 1727, his executors being Peter Charnley 
and Richard Warbreck. The will of Margaret Charnley, of Lytham, widow, was 
proved by Peter Charnley, her son, March 9, 1727, and that of Roger Charnley, 
of Catforth in Woodplumpton, by Ellen Charnley, wjdow, Oct. 22, 1730, 




Jacobus Charneley 
Jacobus Winstanley 
Thomas Winstanley 
Johannes Johnson 
Ricardus Ball 
Nicholaus Gilloe^ 
Willielmus Tayler 
Ricardus Greaves 
Thomas Riloe 
Jacobus Beesley 
Margeria Wrennall 
Jenetta Parker 
Anna Clitherall 
Eliz Sterzaker 
Jenetta fFair 
Gracia Gaulter 
Arthurus Cowborne 
Thomas Harrison 
Ellena ux eius 
Johannes Harrison 
Anna ux eius 
Elizabeth Harrison 
Jacobus Hoole 
Alicia ux Thome Salthouse 
Johannes Harrison 
Margretta ux eius 
Anna ux Thome Crookhall 
Margretta fBetcher 
Christopher Whiteside 
Anna uxor eius 
Willielmus Gleaves 
Isabella ux eius 

Willielmus Bamber 
Katherina ux eius 
Thomas Greaves 
Isabella ux eius 
Alicia Harkett 

Margretta ux Edwardi Smith 
Willielmus Noblett 
Eliz ux Thome Hoole 
Willielmus ffaire 
Ellena ux Johannis CrookalP 
Katherina ux Thome Collie 
Katharina ux Willielmi Cookson 
Anna ffair, vid 
Johannes ffaire sen""^ 
Alicia Salthouse 
Ricardus Bonney 
Margretta ux eius 
Alicia ffaire, vid. 
Johannes ffisher 
Alicia ux eius 
Jacobus ffletcher 
Isabella ux Christopheri Carter 
Margeria Bennett, vid 
Anna ux Jeremihe Greenwood 
Jona ux Jacobi Webster 
Georgius Salthouse 
Alicia ux eius 
Ellena Salthouse, vid 
Georgius Bonney 
Jenetta ux eius 
Willielmus Bonney fil pred 

1 Probably an error for Ricardus Gillow. 

"John Crookall's will was proved in 1670, and that of Ellen in 1680. The 
name appears annually in the rolls. Mary Crookall married Thomas Barrow, of 
Westby, and was mother of John Barrow, who from the Jesuit College at 
Bruges went to Douay, Dec. 10, 1768, and during the scholastic year, Oct., 
1773 and '74, was sent to St Omer's College to teach, whence he returned a 
priest on Oct. 17, 1776, and left for the English mission Jan. 7, 1777. He was 
placed at Hazelwood Castle, co. York, till 1780. He was also at Ness Hall, 
Clintz Hall, and Frickley Hall, and in 1789 went to Garstang, which he served, 
with an interval between 1796-1800, till death in Dec, 181 1, aged sixty. Jane, 
daughter of Ralph Crookall, married George Gillow, of Moor House, Newton-le- 
Scales, who died in 1808, and was mother of the Rew. Richard and Henry 
Gillow, who died respectively in 1867 and 1849. And John Crookall, of Turnover 
Hall and Larkham, married Anne, daughter of John Gillow, of Salwick Hall, 
and was father of John Crookall, of Fleetwood, J. P., and by a second wife, of 
Rev. Thomas Crookall. 

^The Fairs were recusants on the Clifton estate from the earliest period. 
Latterly they spelt the name Fayer. The Rev. William Fayer, third son of 
William Fayer, of Westby, and his wife Mary Hodgson, born Dec. 4, 18 14, 
was ordained priest at Ushaw, Dec. 4, 1840, and served Samlesbury from 
1847 till 1875, when he retired to Kirkham, where he died Sept. 17, 1883. 


Thomas Sanderson Robertas ffletcher 

Margretta ux eius Ellena ux eius 

Nicholaus Sanderson fil pred Willielmus ffletcher 

Thome Johannes Webster 

EHzabetha Webster Janetta ux eius 

Eliz ux Jacobi Biccarstaflfe EHz Snape 

Georgius Greene Jana ux Thome Salthouse 

Margretta ux Georgij Bennett Willielmus Snape ^ 

Ellena Webster, vid Jennetta ux eius 
Margretta ffletcher, vid 


Jana ux Henrici Tincker Jana ux Willielmi Hall 

UP rawcliffe [st Michael's] 

Jacobus Horneby Johannes Digson 

Jenetta ux eius Ellena ux eius 

Willielmus Gregory Johannes Walker 

Thomas Barne Isabella Walker fil eius 

Laurentius Parkinson Jenetta Eccleston, vid 

Maria ux eius Ricardus Hesketh 

Willielmus Threlfall Anna ux eius 

Agnes ux eius Isabella Hesketh 

Cuthbertus Richardson ^ Thomas Walmesley 

Ellena ux eius Anna Walmesley 

Maria Higinson, vid Grismond White ^ 

Katherina Waring, vid Margretta West 

1 His will was proved in 1686. His son and namesake, also of Lytham.was 
a Catholic non- juror in 1717, and his will was proved in 1738. The latter was 
probably brother to Andrew Snape, of Moorhead, in Upper Wyresdale, whose 
will was proved in 171 5, and whose widow Margaret was a Catholic non- juror 
in 1717. 

2 The will of Cuthbert Richardson of Tarnacre in Upper Rawchffe, was 
proved in 1667. 

3 The Whites of Cross House in Great Eccleston, formerly considered to be 
in Tarnacre, were settled here as early as 1332. They appear in the recusant 
rolls from their commencement in 1591. Robert White, of Cross House, married 
Isabel, daughter of Wilham Kirkby, of Up Rawcliffe Hall, and both were 
recusants between 1609 and 1635. He compounded for knighthood in 1632. 
Their daughter, Dorothy, married John Brockholes, of Claughton Hall, and their 
son Nicholas White married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas ffyfe, of Wedacre 
Hall, and predeceased his father in 1639. Grismond White, of the text, was 
possibly another daughter of Robert. John White, of Great Eccleston, son of 
Nicholas, married Esther, daughter of Richard Leckonby, of Leckonby House, 
Great Eccleston, and of the Demesne of Elswick, now called Elswick Lodge, and 
had a son John, who married Alice Southworth, possibly the daughter of 
Thomas Southworth, of Highfield, in the parish of Lancaster, descended from 
the ancient family seated at Samlesbury Hall. They had two sons priests — 
Luke White alias Leckonby, born Oct. 17, 1708, ordained priest at Rome in 
1 73 1, and died at Alston, where he had been for many years, in July, 1765; 
and John White alias Leckonby, born May 18, 17 10, ordained at Rome 
March 21. 1733, and left for Douay College on Sept. 23, 1734, thence left for the 
mission June 14, 1735, lived with Mr Markham in Yorkshire for many years, 
and thence, before 1752, removed to Euxton Hall, the seat of the Andertons, 
where he died Feb. 7, 1778. It is probable that Nicholas White had an elder 
brother Thomas, of Cross House, whose grandson Thomas White was baptized 
July 18, 1 7 10. He is said to have kept a pack of hounds, and to have involved 


Alicia Almond Jacobus Carver 

Ellena Gornah, vid Thomas Katon ^ 

Alicia ux Thome Blackborne ^ uxor eius 

lennetta Tirer, vid Maria ux Ricardi Hull 

Robertus Tirer Johannes Jackson 

Georgius Wilkinson Johannes Hodgkinson 

Sara ux eius Isabella ux eius 

Isabella Wilkinson, vid Jenetta ux Jacobi Hardker 

Margretta Wilkinson Johannes Suthard 

Robertus Almond Anna x eius 

Dorothea ux eius Anna Suthard fil pred Johannis 

Anna Parkinson Suthard ^ 

Jana ux Ricardi Bamber Ricardus Blackborne * 

Johannes Carver Margretta ux eius 

the estate in debt. His will was dated May 28, 1770, and after his decease his 
property went to John White, of Great Eccleston. The latter was apparently 
the father of Nicholas White, of Orotava, in Teneriffe, who married by proxy 
at Leyburn, Nov. 11, 1766, Barbara, daughter and coheiress of Roger Strick- 
land, of Catterick, by Catherine, daughter of Simon Scroop, of Danby Hall. 
John White, a younger brother of Nicholas, born in Feb., 1744, studied at 
Femyhalgh, under Dame Alice, and thence went to one of the Jesuit colleges 
and entered the Society in 1768, and died at Hammersmith in 1771. The estate 
was sold early in the last century, and Cross House is now a farmhouse. The 
occasional apparition of the "White Lady" at a small window, looking out of the 
attics into the garden, is still believed in by the country people, and strange and 
unaccountable noises are said to be frequently heard. 

1 Thomas Blackburne, second son of John Blackburne, of Stockenbridge 
Hall, died Aug. 9, 1667, and was buried at St Michael's, where a stone com- 
memorates his memory. He does not appear to have left issue. 

2 The Catons of this and neighbouring townships were strong recusants, and 
several of them became priests. William Caton, son of Thomas and his wife 
Ellen, admitted into the College at Rome in 1694, aged nineteen, was ordained 
in 1699, left for Paris in 1701, and was placed at Great Eccleston, where he 
passed his missionary career till his death in 1749. His name appears in the 
tahella missarum at Scorton under Feb. 12. Thomas Caton, born in 1756, son of 
John Caton, of Broughton, and his wife, Anne Gregson, was ordained at Lisbon, 
and died at Cottam in 1826. His sister. Sister Anne Scholastica Caton, O.S.B., 
of Cambray, born in 1749, died in 1830. William, born in London in 1782, and 
son of Robert Caton, of Lancashire, and his wife Mary Thornborough, went to 
Sedgley Park School, and thence to Lisbon with the intention of becoming a 
priest, but left before taking orders. Laurence Caton, of Claughton, was a 
Catholic non- juror in 1 7 1 7, and registered an estate in the parish of St Michael's. 

^ This family of Southworth (or Southert as the name was pronounced) was 
descended from the South worths of Samlesbury Hall. 

^Richard Blackburne, of Stockenbridge Hall in Tarnacre.and of Scorton Hall 
in Wyresdale, w^as the senior representative of this ancient Catholic family, 
which appears annually in the rolls from 1591. The family derived from John 
Blackburne, of Sandholme Milne in Barnacre, who was a recusant with his wife 
Marie in 1591. He had two sons, William and Richard. The latter purchased 
Newton from Sir Richard fifleetwood, of Calwich, co. Stafford. The elder brother 
married Elizabeth, daughter of William Kitchin, of Forton, and was aunt of 
Barnaby Kitchin, of Pilling, lord of the manor of North Meols. William resided 
at Great Eccleston and Thistleton, and had four sons — John, of Great Eccleston, 
whose descendants if he had any died out; Richard, of Scorton Hall, who some- 
times resided at Thistleton and Newton, and died in 1641 ; William, ancestor 
of the two families of Bridge End and Blackley Hurst, the latter ending in 
the heiress, Sophia Gildard, wife of the Hon. Richard Jones, brother to Lord 
Ranelagh; and Thomas, who settled in Cheshire. Richard married Jane, 


Christopher Swinlehurst ^ Margretta ux Ricardi Lightweeke^ 

Anna ux eius Willielmus Butler^ 

Thomas Salle Johannes Garlick 

Jenetta ux eius Thomas Glazier 


Ellena ux Jacobi GraddelH Ricardus Graddell 

daughter of William Aynesworth, of Newton, and was father of — John, of 
Eccleston and Newton, and lastly of Stockenbridge Hall in Tarnacre, of whom 
hereafter; Richard, who settled in Goosnargh, and founded the families seated 
at The Hill in Goosnargh and The Brooks in Bleasdale, the last of the Hill 
family being the Rev. James Blackbume, who died at the EngUsh College at 
Lisbon in July, 1754; Thomas, who married Margaret, daughter of Robert 
Norreys, of Bolton, a cadet of the family of Speke Hall, and was ancestor of the 
Blackburnes of Orford Hall and The Hutt in Hale, the Protestant branch of 
the family, of which a pedigree was returned at the Visitation of 1664; and 
Edward, of Stockenbridge, and latterly of Garstang, who was father of Thomas, 
of Upper Rawchffe, who died in 1662, and John, born 1654, ordained priest at 
Rome, April i, 1679, and left for the mission in 1681, was at Gorsuch Hall in 
1 704, being then rural dean of West Derby, and died at Moor Hall in Aughton, 
the seat of Mrs Wolfall, April 2, 1728, and was buried in the ruined chapel of 
St Katherine at Lydiate. John, the eldest son of Richard, had issue — Richard, 
of Scorton Hall and Stockenbridge Hall, appearing with his wife Margaret in the 
text; Thomas, who died in 1667, and has already been noticed; and Edward, 
bom 1633, entered the English College at Rome in 1658 (after spending three 
years at St Omer's College) , and assumed the alias of John Carey, was ordained in 
1661 , left for England in Jan., 1663, and served the mission in his native locality, 
perhaps at Stockenbridge (where the Rev. John Sefton baptized his cousm John 
in 1654), or at Claughton Hall, the scat of the Brockholes family, where about 
1 700, with his nephew and successor, the Rev. Richard Taylor alias Sherburne, 
he purchased the site of the present independent mission at Claughton, and died 
there, rural dean of Amoundemess, in Sept., 1709. Richard, the eldest son and 
heir, made his will Sept. 10, 1686, and was buried at St Michael's Aug. 16, 1687, 
leaving two sons — John, of Stockenbridge Hall and Fylde Plumpton, whose 
\vill was proved in 1736, and Thomas. John had issue — Richard, of Stocken- 
bridge Hall, Catholic non-juror in 171 7, will dated March 27, 1725, who died 
before his father in 1726; Thomas, of Fylde Plumpton, Catholic non-juror 1717, 
but between 1728 and 1747 removed to Pemberton, where he is described as 
"gentleman" at the latter date; Edward, living in 1682; John, living in 1702; 
and Jennet, buried at St Michaels in 1704. Richard, the eldest son, married 
Mary, daughter of Laurence Livesey, of Livesey Hall in Sutton, and coheiress 
of her brother George, who died in 1712. The Liveseys were intermarried with 
the families of — Skillicorne of Prees Hall, Standish of Scholes Hall, Lancaster 
of Rainhill Hall, Stanley of Lydiate, Eccleston of Eccleston Hall, and others of 
ancient lineage. Richard Blackburne left four daughters and coheiresses — Ellen, 
born July 17, 1698, wife of William Hathornthwaite, of the Demesne of Catshaw, 
Margaret, born Sept. 9, 1701, wife of Thomas Eccles, of Dilworth, Anne, bom 
March 10, 1702, wife of Henry Eccles, of Meanfield, in Winwick, and Jennet, 
born Feb. 19, 1704, wife of George Crooke, of Bank Hall in Broughton. Through 
the Hathornthwaites, Stockenbridge, Catshaw, and Livesey Hall, property in 
Hale, and other estates, passed to the heirs of Richard Leckonby, of Leckonby 
House, who married the daughter of William Hathornthwaite and sister and 
coheiress of John Hathornthwaite, of Catshaw. 

^The estate of Christopher Swindlehurst, of Tarnacre, was administered to 
in 1699. 

2 The will of Richard Lightworke, of Tarnacre, was proved in 1670, and that 
of Margaret his widow in 1 67 1 . 

3 William Butler's estate was administered to in 1692. He was the fifth son 
of Richard Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Stanley, of Great Eccleston Hall. 

*TheGradellsorGradwellswere probably descended from one of the three 


Isabella Graddell Johannes Smith 

Margretta Graddell Gratia Rawlinson 

Ellena Graddell Thomas Barton 

Thomas Clifton ^ Eliz Davie 

Margretta ux eius Ricardus Hosker 

ffranciscus Clifton Ellena ux Thome Cottam 

Anna Clifton Willielmus Hoskar^ 

Ellena Clifton Eliz ux eius 

younger sons of Christopher Gradell, of Barbies Moor, in Ulnes Walton, by- 
Jennet, daughter of Richard Charnock, of Charnock Richard, and his wife 
Isabel, daughter of William Clayton, of Leyland. James Gradell of the text, who 
was living at Clifton in 1633, had, besides five daughters, four sons — Richard, 
bom 1634, ob. inf.; James, born 1639, of Clifton, died 1715, who had two sons, 
James, born 1685, of CUfton, married in 1703 Anne Laurenson, of Newton, 
and died 1739, and Thomas, born 1688; Richard, of Clifton, buried Jan. 21, 
1706-7, of whom hereafter; and John, of Clifton, died 1694, who had a son 
James living in 1701. Richard by his first wife, Anne, who died in 1689, had four 
sons — James, ob. inf. 1682, Robert, of whom hereafter, Henry, of Clifton in 
1 706, and James, died 1694. Robert, of Clifton, was a Catholic non-juror in 1 7 1 7, 
died 1746, and by his wife Alice Holden left a son Richard, of Clifton, born 1701, 
died 175 1, who by Anne Holden, his wife, had four sons and three daughters — 
Robert, who died young; John, of whom hereafter; Christopher, died an infant 
in 1741; Christopher, died an infant in 1742; Helen, married in 1765 William 
Brown, of Clifton, and was mother of the Rt Rev. George Hilary Brown, first 
bishop of Liverpool, who died in 1856; Dorothy, married in 1768 Thomas 
Brown, of Clifton; and Alice, spinster, of Preston, who died in 1836, aged 
eighty-five.JohnGradwell settled in Preston, married in i774Margaret,daughter 
and heiress of John Gregson, of Balderston, died in 1829, aged eighty, and left 
issue — Richard, of Balderston, born 1775, who married Jane, daughter of 
Peter Marsh, of Hindley, and had issue a daughter and heiress, Margaret, who 
carried Green House, Balderston, to her husband Richard Carr, of Preston, 
father of the Rt Rev. Mgr James Carr, V.G. ; John, of Preston, J. P., who died 
unmarried in 1841 ; Robert Gradwell, D.D., bishop of Lydda, and coadjutor to 
Bishop Bramston, V.A — L.D., who died in 1833; George, alderman of Preston, 
J. P., and colonel of volunteers, of whom hereafter; and Henry, priest, who 
succeeded Bishop Gradwell to the mission at Claughton in 18 17, and died there 
in i860. Alderman Gradwell married Mary, daughter of Richard Ashhurst, of 
Puddington, co. Chester, and dying in 1849, left issue — John, of Platten Hall, 
CO. Meath, who married Ellen, daughter of Peter Fitzgerald, of Soho, co. West- 
meath, and had sons George, John, and Gerald; Richard, of Dowth Hall, co. 
Meath, who married Maria Theresa, daughter of James MacEvoy, of Tober 
Tinan, co. Meath, by Theresa, daughter and coheiress of Sir Joshua Collis Mere- 
dyth, Bart., and had issue — Robert Bernard Ashhurst Gradwell, of Dowth Hall, 
who married in 1884 Henrietta Maria, daughter of the tenth Earl of Fingall, 
Theresa, wife of the Hon. R. Nugent, son of the ninth earl of Westmeath, and 
Annette, wife of Edmund Athy, of Renville; the Rt Rev. Mgr Robert Gradwell, 
rector of Claughton, who' died in 1906, aged eighty-one; and the Rev. George 
Gradwell, formerly of Preston, who died at Torquay in 1855. 

^Thomas Clifton, of Clifton, and his elder brother Peregrine were sons of 
John Clifton, third son of Cuthbert Clifton, of Westby Hall, by Catherine, 
daughter of Sir Richard Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower. Thomas, whose will was 
proved in 1667, by his wife Margaret, who was a widow and a recusant of 
Clifton in 1679, had sons Thomas, living in 1642, Andrew, 1662, Francis of the 
text, Laurence, 1662, and apparently daughters Anne and Ellen of the text. 
The junior branches of the Cliftons were very numerous, and a great many of 
the daughters became nuns. 

" The Hoskers, or Horsecarres as the name was originally spelt, were 
recusants in Clifton from the reign of Elizabeth, and they were intermarried 
with the Gradells, Clitheralls, and other Catholic families of the district. Admin- 



Thomas Hoskar Margaretta Willasye 

Alicia ux eius 


Anna Clifton^ Johannes Leach 

Willielmus Clifton Johannes Singleton 

Thomas Sheppard Thomas Somner 

Ricardus Poole Anna Brockholes^ 

istration to the estate of William Horsker was granted in 1680, the will of 

Elizabeth, his wife, was proved in the same year, and that of Thomas, their 

son, in 1703. Thomas lived at Chapel Houses in Clifton, and his son James, of ^ 

Thistleton, whose will was proved in 1743, was a Catholic non- juror in 1717. 

Robert Horsecar, of Clifton, was also a Catholic non- juror in 17 17, and his 

will was proved Nov. 6, 1727. His dau Alice married George Gillow, of Singleton. 

^ Anne, wife of James Clifton, of Ward's House, in Salwick, was one of the 
Brents, of Larkstoke, co. Gloucester, a notable and wealthy Catholic family. 
Her husband was at this time in Maryland, but he appears to have returned 
before 1679, in which year he was living a recusant at Ward's House. He was 
the fifth son of Thomas Clifton, of Clifton Hall, Salwick Hall, and Westby Hall, 
and younger brother of Sir Thomas Clifton, Bart. He had four sons and three 
daughters, Cuthbert, who married Dorothy, dau. of William Winckley, of 
Banister Hall, by Isabel, dau. of Richard Elston, of Higher Brockholes Hall, 
and had issue Father James Clifton, S.J., born 1698, died 1750, Father Thomas 
Clifton, S.J., bom 1700, died 1777, WiUiam, who married his cousin, one of the 
Brents, and was the father of Anne, wife of Col. Slaughter, of the family of 
Cheyney Court, co. Hereford, Anne and Eleanor, nuns, Ehzabeth, wife of 
Francis Greene, and Mary, wife of her cousin, one of the Brents, by whom she 
had a son, Henry Brent, who married Ellen, dau. of Laurence Breres, of Walton 
Hall, and had a son, Laurence Brent, and two daughters; Thomas Clifton, 
born 1675, who entered the Society in 1698, but left it in 1699; Father W^illiam 
Clifton, S.J., born 1678, died 1749; Francis Clifton, born 1682, who was or- 
dained priest at the English College at Rome, April 3, 1706, and left for England 
April 2, 1709; James, born 1683, who died an ecclesiastical student at Rome, 
Jan. 2, 1704; Mary, born 1679, became a nun at Gravelines, in 1696, and died in 
1729; Bridget, spinster, of Lytham, who was a Catholic non-juror in 1717; and 

2 She was probably the dau. of John Brockholes, of Claughton Hall, by his 
third wife Dorothy, dau. of Robert White, of Cross House. She became the 
wife of Richard Parkinson, of Leach Hall. She must have been very young 
when her father died in 1642, and at the date of this roll her half-brother 
Thomas Brockholes, born in 161 3, was in possession of the Claughton estate, 
which would probably be under sequestration for recusancy at this time, and 
hence his name would be omitted from this list. Her own-brother, Augustine, 
lived at Myerscough, and died in 1679. A pedigree of the family was returned 
in 1665, but it was of an unsatisfactory character. Originally lords of the manor 
of Brockholes, which eventually passed with two daughters and coheiresses to 
the Singletons and Ethelstons (or Elstons) about the year 1400, the descendants 
of the younger son of Roger de Brockholes, of the thirteenth century, continued 
to reside at Claughton Hall, as well as at Heaton Hall, in the parish of Lancaster, 
which they acquired in 1440-41 , till the family became extinct in the last half of 
the eighteenth century. Thomas Brockholes, half-brother to Anne of the text, 
had three sons, John, his successor, who died in 17 19; Thomas, who was ordained 
priest at Douay, officiated at Whitehall during the reign of James II, and after 
the revolution in 1688 went to Sunderland Hall, the seat of the Osbalde- 
stons, then went to Puddington Hall, Cheshire, the seat of William Massey, in 
1 71 7 was at Standish Hall, the seat of the Standish family, and finally settled 
at Burgh Hall, the seat of the Chadwicks, where he died in 1738; and Roger, 
who was ordained priest at Lisbon, and died at York in 1700. The eldest son, 
John, born in 1645, married (i) Anne, daughter and coheiress of Thomas 
Barcroft, of Barcroft Hall, and (2) in Oct., 17 16, Mary, eldest dau. and coheiress 


Margretta Clitherall^ Johannes Somner 

EUena Booth Eliz ux eius 

Jacobus Grason 


Edwardus Barrowes ^ Jacobus Townend fil pred Johan- 

Clemencia ux eius nis 

Johannes Barrowes fil pred Ed- Eliz Townend fil pred Johannis 

wardi Anna Townend fil pred Johannis 

Johannes Townend Anna Wickson 

Maria ux eius Willielmus Thistleton ^ 

of Michael Johnson, of Twyzcl Hall, co. Durham, by Mary, dau. of William Eure 
of Elvet (grandson of William, Lord Eure of Wilton), and sister and heiress of 
Peter Eure. By the second marriage he left an only daughter, Catherine Brock- 
holes, who, Nov. 15, 1739, married Charles Howard of Greystoke Castle, sub- 
sequently tenth Duke of Norfolk. The second Mrs. Brockholes married secondly, 
in 1724, Richard Jones, of Caton, and was mother of Michael Jones, and hence 
the barony of Scrope, lying dormant in the Eure family, became vested in that 
of Jones. By his first wife John Brockholes had issue — Thomas, ordained priest 
at Douay in 1706, died in 1758 at Chillington Hall, co. Stafford, the seat of the 
Giffards; John, who joined the Chevalier de St George at Preston in 171 5, was 
convicted and outlawed, but escaped imprisonment, and died at Claughton, 
Sept. 25, 1717; Roger, ordained priest at Rome in 1708, died at Claughton in 
1743 J William, who succeeded to the estates; Charles, born in 1684, who joined 
the Society of Jesus, and died at Wigan in 1759; Anne, wife of Robert 
Da vies; and Mary, wife of William Hesketh, of Maynes Hall. William 
Brockholes married Jane, third dau. and coheiress of Michael Johnson, of 
Twyzel Hall (sister of his father's second wife), and relict of John Owen, of 
Chester-le-Street, co. Durham, but dying without issue the estates passed to 
his sister Mary, wife of William Hesketh. The latter had issue — Thomas Hesketh, 
who succeeded his uncle, William Brockholes, assumed that name, and died 
unmarried in 1766; Roger Hesketh, born 1729, who went to Rome, and after- 
wards to Watten with the intention of becoming a Jesuit, but his health failing 
he returned home and died in 1767 ; Joseph Hesketh Brockholes, who succeeded 
his brother Thomas, married in 1768, Constantia, dau. of Basil Fitzherbert, of 
Swynnerton Hall, co. Stafford, but dying without issue in 1782, bequeathed the 
estates to his brother James with the recommendation to settle them on William 
Fitzherbert, his wife's younger brother; and James Hesketh Brockholes, who 
died unmarried, April 16, 1783. The estates accordingly passed to William Fitz- 
herbert, who assumed the name of Brockholes, and since that date they have 
been held by various members of the Fitzherbert family, who have in turn 
assumed the name of Brockholes. 

^ The Clitherall (a corruption of Clitheroe) family appears in the rolls from 
the commencement in 1591. James Clitherall, of Clifton, died in 1648, and his 
son a,nd namesake in 1668. The latter was the father of Thomas Clitherall, who 
by his wife Mary had sons, John, living at Clifton in 17 10, probably identical 
with one of his name of Newton-cum-Scales, whose will was proved in 1715, and 
Richard Clitherall, of Clifton, deceased in 17 14, who owned lands in Great and 
Little Eccleston. Elizabeth Clitherall of Clifton, by will dated Dec. 4, 1675, left 
charities to Clifton, Newton-cum-Scales, and Freckleton. 

2 The Barrows of Weeton were recusants in 1 591, in which year John 
Barrow's will was proved. John Barrowe, of Weeton, and his wife Margaret 
were staunch recusants in the first quarter of the seventeenth century. They 
were probably the parents of Edward Barrow, on the rolls in 1625-6, 
administration to whose estate was granted in 1670, and Father Thomas Barrow 
alias Waring (probably his maternal name) and Harcourt, S.J., born in 16 10, 
who was martyred at Tyburn in 1679. John Barrow, appearing later under 
Westby, was probably another brother of Edward of the text. 

' The Thistletons of Kellamergh and Bryning appear annually in the rolls, 



Anna Thistleton Christopher Hall 

Anna Worthington vid Margretta ux eius 

Edwardus Stith Jacobus Smith 

Thomas Bennett ^ Jenetta ux eius 

AHcia ux eius Ricardus Wilkinson 

Thomas Goose Anna ux eius 

Thomas Rainfforth ^ Ricardus Banks 

Anna ux eius Ellena ux eius 
Willielmus Rainforth fil pred Laurencius Banks 

Thome uxor eius 

Georgius Rainforth fil pred Jacobus Carter 

Thome Thomas Pike ^ 

Alicia Hodgson Jenetta ux eius 


Henricus Ward Willielmus Walker 
Alicia ux eius uxor eius 

Alicia Cottam Alicia Grenehall, vid 

Andreas Sturzaker Margaretta Grimballfall, vid* 
Eliz ux eius ux Henrici Higginson 

ux Jacobi Wilkins 

William, of Kellamergh, in 1625, Clemencia, widow, of Ribby-cum-Wrea, in 
1626-7, William, of Kirkham, 1635, Jennet, widow, and Andrew, of Bryning 
in 1633-6, and Jennet, of Bryning-cum-Kellamergh, spr, 1 621 -31. 

^ Thomas Bennett alias Baines, born 1656, son of Thomas Bennett, probably 
the one of the text, was ordained priest at Rome Dec. 20, 1681, and came to the 
mission in 1683. 

2 His will was proved in 1 679. 

3 The Pykes probably came from South Lancashire when the Langtree 
family left Langtree Hall and settled at Swartebreck (or Swarbreck) Hall in 
Weeton. Thomas Fyke and Jane his wife were recusants at Eccleston in the 
parish of Prescot in the reigns of James I and Charles I. Thomas died in 1629, 
and his widow remained on the rolls for some years. Edward Pyke, of Little 
Plumpton, and his brother Thomas Pyke, of Claughton, were living in 1762. 
The former, by Jennet his wife, had a son Thomas baptized at Westby July 29, 
1765. Edward Pyke, of Claughton, whose wife Mary died March 22, 1857, aged 
eighty-five, was father of Edward Pyke, of Haighton, died Jan. 25, 1873, 
aged seventy-five, whose son Edward, of Blundellsands, died April 25, 1908, 
aged eighty-five; and Joseph Pyke, of Preston, J. P., who married Margaret, 
daughter of Dionysius Howarth, of Preston, died Dec. 23, 1885, aged seventy- 
live, and was father of Edward Pyke, of Southport, J. P., co. Lancaster, the 
Very Rev. Canon Joseph Aloysius Pyke, of Preston, and five daughters, of 
whom three were nuns. Edward married Hannah, daughter of Richard Carr, of 
Holme Slack, Preston, and of Green House, Balderston, and has, amongst others, 
the Rev. Edward Pyke, of Preston. 

*This is an error for Grimbaldeston. The will of her husband, Thomas 
Grimbaldeston, was proved in 1667, and her own in 1673, Thomas was probably 
son of John Grimbaldeston, of Treales, whose will was proved in 1630. The family 
appears on the rolls from the earliest period. Thomas Grimbaldeston 's sons John 
and William, of Treales, died in 1680 and 1681. A son of one of these was the 
father of — John, steward to Sir Robert Throckmorton, of Coughton Court, co. 
Warwick, Bart., will dated July 4, 1739, proved Feb. 16, 1742, who by Eliza- 
beth, his wife, left a daughter Mary Grimbaldeston; Emir Grimbaldeston, 
steward to Ralph Standish, of Standish Hall, Catholic non-juror, 1717, of whose 
issue hereafter; Leonard Grimbaldeston, who had a son and namesake; 
Eleanor; Elizabeth, wife of Mr Briggs; and Alice, wife of Mr Bickliffe, who had 
issue John, Thomas, and Alice all living in 1739. Emir, by his wife Alice, had 


Thomas Singleton Clarencia Stith, vid 

Elizeus Leyland Margretta Styth fil pred Claren- 

uxor eius cie 

Edwardus Worthington ^ Crooke, vid 

uxor eius Georgius Crooke 

Eliz Nickson Jana Crooke 

ux Thome Banson Eliz Grason 

ux Ricardi Stith ux Johannis Weaver 
Johannes Kirkby 

ux eius 


Ricardus Dargison Jana ux eius 


Thomas Westby ^ Ricardus Hodgson 

ux eius Eliz ux eius 

issue — John Grimbaldeston ; William Grimbaldeston, born June 2, 1708, arrived 
at Douay College from the Fylde, June 4, 1726, ordained priest, Dec. i, 1735, 
was a professor till Oct. 3, 1737, when he came to England, and was placed at 
Wrightington Hall, the seat of the Dicconsons, till his death, Feb. i, 1770; 
Thomas Emir Grimbaldeston (used his second name only), born June 2, 171 5, 
entered Douay July 11, 1730, ordained priest there Dec. 12, 1739, placed at 
Lytham Hall, and became travelling tutor to the young squire, Thomas 
Chfton, in 1746, and then chaplain at Lytham Hall, thence removed to 
Birchley Hall, where he was in 175 1, and died there April 8, 1786; Mary; 
and Anne. John, the eldest son, had a son, William, who went to Douay 
Augt. 26, 1 74 1, but was sent away on April 29, 1743. 

^ Edward Worthington, of Wharles, married Mary, daughter and coheiress 
of John Hoghton, of Charnock Richard, by Isabel, daughter of Henry Rogerlye, 
of Lytham, younger son of George Rogerlye, of Park Hall in Blackrod, by Ellen, 
daughter of William Clifton, of Westby Hall. 

2 Thomas Westby was of Burne Hall, a fifteenth century mansion, and his 
wife was Bridget, daughter of Thomas Clifton, of Clifton, Westby, and Lytham 
halls, and sister of Sir Thomas Clifton, Bart. He was born in 1641, and this, 
his first, marriage took place in 1661, and his wife died in 1675. He married, 
secondly, Margaret Braithwayte, of the family of Burneside Hall, co. West- 
moreland, and died in March, 1 699-1 700. The Westbys returned pedigrees at the 
Visitations of 1567, 161 3, and 1664. They originally came from Westby, co. 
York, but acquired Mowbreck Hall, in Medlar-cum-Wesham, at an early period, 
and made it their principal seat, though they retained the manor of Westby, 
CO. York, till well into the seventeenth century. They also possessed the manor 
called Westby Lands in Much Urswick, the manors of Burne, Holmes, and Heaton, 
besides that of Duffield in Yorkshire, and the junior branch of this period owned 
the manor of Up Rawclifife. They were throughout the days of the penal laws 
most staunch in their adherence to the old Faith, and suffered every kind of 
imprisonment and imposition. They were intermarried with the best Catholic 
families of the county. The chapel in Mowbreck Hall was regularly served till 
the closing years of the eighteenth century. The walls of the domestic chapel in 
Burne Hall were ornamented with oaken wainscot, carved shields, small statues 
and foliage, and the ceiling with vine leaves and clusters of grapes. Over the 
mantelpiece was the inscription, "Elegi abjectus esse in Domo Dei mei, magis 
quam habitari in Tabernaculis peccatorum." Thomas Westby succeeded his 
uncle John to the Mowbreck, Westby, and other estates in 1661. Another uncle, 
Thomas Westby, M.D., was slain in the royal cause at Preston in Feb., 1642-3. 
By his first wife, Thomas had issue — John, born 1662, his successor to Mow- 
breck and Burne ; Thomas, of Thistleton, who was buried in the Westby chapel 
at Kirkham in March, 1728-9, s.p.; William, s.p.: Cuthbert, buried in the 
Westby chapel at Kirkham in Nov., 1727, s.p.; and Robert, who succeeded his 


Robertus Hodgson fil pred Ri- Johannes Hogfgard 

cardi Ellena ux eius 

Margretta Hodgson fil pred RI- Willielmus Hoggard 

cardi Ellena ux eius 

Robertus Hebson Thomas Hodgson 

Isabella ux eius Jana ux eius 

Jenetta Breckall Eliz Croft 

Maria Breckall fil. ejus Thomas Hull 

Ricardus Litham ^ Robertus Johnson 

Isabella ux eius Margretta ux eius 

Marcus Litham fil pred Ricardi Robertus Stirzaker 
Willielmus Hodgson ux eius 

Maria ux eius Smithson, vid 

Willielmus Hoggard Garlick, vid 

Anna ux eius 


Georgius Gillow^ Maria ux Bartholomei Whiteside 

brother John to the Mowbreck estate, and died s.p. in 1762, the last heir male of 
this the eldest branch of the family; Francis, who died an infant; Bridget, 
spinster; Anne, wife of John Greene, of Bowers House; and Dorothy, wife of 
Alexander Parker, son of Christopher Parker, of Bradkirk Hall. The eldest son, 
John, married, Feb. 10, 1688, Jane, daughter of Christopher Parker, of Brad- 
kirk Hall, and at his death, in June, 1722, left four daughters and coheiresses — 
Catherine, wife of Alexander Osbaldeston, of Sunderland Hall, Bridget, wife of 
William Shuttleworth, of Turnover Hall, Mary, wife of Rev. Thomas Alderson, 
a parson, and Anne, wife of Rev. John Benison, of London, a parson, the two 
last being the only Protestant alliances hitherto made by the family. The only 
child and heiress of the Shuttleworth marriage, Margaret, in 1744, became the 
wife of her distant cousin, Thomas Westby, of Up RawcliflFe Hall, commonly 
called White Hall, and their eldest son John Westby, as next heir in tail, suc- 
ceeded to the Mowbreck, Westby in Furness, and Westby in Yorkshire estates, 
as well as to Turnover Hall and White Hall. His sister Bridget, in religion Austin, 
was prioress of the canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre at Lidge. Upon John's 
death in 181 1 the estates passed to his brother Thomas, who upon his death in 
1829 bequeathed the estates to the grandson and namesake of his uncle George 
Westby. This gentleman died at Paris in 1842, aged fifty-four, whereupon his 
widow, a non-Catholic, sent her children to Protestant schools, and had them 
brought up in that faith. The eldest, the late Captain Jocelyn Tate Fazakerley- 
Westby, gradually parted with all the Westby estates, and was the last of 
the family to reside at Mowbreck Hall. 

1 The Lythams of Thornton and Poulton were staunch recusants from the 
earliest period. The will of Mark Lytham, then residing in Poulton, was proved 
in 1699. 

2 George Gillow, like all his ancestors and descendants, was staunch to the 
old Faith. His ancestors, Elias de Gillow and Thomas his son, were benefactors 
to Conishead Priory in the reign of Edward II. The latter's brother or son, 
Robert, became Vicar of York Minster, and dying in 1402, was buried in the 
Cathedral. The family followed him to Yorkshire. His nephew Henry was pre- 
sented to the rectory of Pelham-Stocking, co. Hertford, in 145 1, and the 
latter's nephew, Mr. Henry Gillow, was temporal chancellor of Durham, 
1465-76, rector of Hoghton-le-Spring, 1470 till death, Master of Kepyer Hospi- 
tal, prebendary of Tockerington in the Church of York, 1476, collated to Friday- 
thorpe 1479, installed sub-dean of York, 1477, and rector of Gilling, 1480. His 
will was dated Feb. 8, 1482-3. Henry's brother Ralph, of Hoghton-le-Spring, 
had issue, Thomas, of Uncleby, in the parish of Kirkby Underdale, Ralph, Seth, 
and Sir Robert, ordained priest 1481, admitted to the chantry at St Stephen's 
altar in York Minster, vicar choral, and made his will in March, 1504-5. The 


Willlelmus Hoole Edwardus Hoole 

Ricardus Hoole uxor eius 

uxor eius Willielmus Almond 

will of Thomas, the eldest son, is dated May 19, 1506, and by his wife Isabel he 
had — Thomas, of Uncleby, who married Margaret, dau. of Robert Claxton, of Old 
Park, Durham, by Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Wandesford, of Kirklington, co. 
York, and whose son. Sir Henry Gillow, priest, left Yorkshire after the destruc- 
tion of the monasteries by Henry VIII, and returned with his relatives to 
Lancashire, and died at Kirkham in 1561; Sir William, priest; Paulyn, who 
became freeman of York, 1495, chamberlain, 1509, sheriff 15 14-5, alderman 
1 5 17, and died Lord Mayor in Nov., 1522; and AUce. One or more of Paulyn's 
sons returned to Lancashire, but from another descended the Gillows of Wood- 
nesborough Manor, Stourmouth Court, Cooksditch Court, and Buckland Manor, 
CO. Kent. From George, the eldest son, descended his namesake of the text. The 
recusant was son of Richard Gillow, of Bryning, who died in 1662, aged 57. He 
subsequently removed to an estate called Gillow, in Little Eccleston, and died 
there in June, 1697. He had two sons, Richard, of Great Singleton, and William. 
The descendants of the latter, a Catholic non-juror in 17 17, continued to reside 
at Gillow till it was sold by the trustee (the writer's father) after the death of 
William Gillow in 1854. From the latter's younger brother Thomas descends 
Father Aloysius Gillow, S.J, Richard, the eldest son of George, non-juror in 
17 1 7, was convicted of recusancy at the Lancaster sessions on Jan. 15 of that 
year, and died on the following December 22. He had issue — George, of Singleton, 
of whom hereafter; Edward of Westby, ancestor of the Very Rev. Robert 
Gillow, of Ramsay, who died in 1900, aged 69, the Right Rev. Eulogio G. 
Gillow, D.D., Archbishop of Oaxaca, Mexico (son of Thomas Gillow, of the 
Castle of Chautla, and his wife Sohdad del Rivero, Marquise de Selva Nevada), 
and Mary Anne, O.S.A. at Paris; William, ob. inf.; Thomas, ob. inf.; John; 
Thomas; and Robert, of Lancaster, who married Agnes, dau. of Mr. Fell, of 
Lancaster. Robert died in 1 773, leaving issue — Richard, of Ellel Grange ; Thomas, 
of London; Edward, died young; Robert, of London; John, D.D., Professor of 
Theology at Douay College, Rector of St Wilfrid's, York, and finally President 
of Ushaw College, where he died in 1828, aged seventy-six; and Alice, wife of 
Thomas Worswick, of Todderstaffe Hall and Lancaster, banker, whose son Alex- 
ander acquired Leighton Hall. Richard, the eldest son of Robert, who died in 
181 1, aged seventy-seven, had issue by Agnes, dau. of Robert Haresnape of 
Thurnham — Robert, of Clifton Hill, Forton, who left several daughters and co- 
heiresses, of whom Margaret became the wife of Cuthbert Dunn, of Newcastle, 
and Anne became the wife of John Frederick Chadwick, of Burgh Hall, Chorley, 
and The Hermitage, Alston ; George, of Hammersmith, who had eight daughters 
and coheiresses, of whom Mary was the wife of George Thomas Ferrers, second son 
of Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton Hall, co. Warwick, and Teresa became 
a nun at Taunton ; several daughters, of whom was Sister Agnes Mary Joseph, 
O.S.F.; and Richard, who purchased Leighton Hall from his cousin Thomas 
Worswick, married Elizabeth, dau. and eventual heiress of Charles Stapleton, 
M.D., third son of Nicholas Stapleton, of Carlton Hall, co. York, heir to the 
barony of Beaumont, subsequently restored, died in 1849, aged seventy-six, 
and left issue, Richard Thomas, of Leighton Hall, J. P. ; John, died 1829 ; Robert, 
priest, died during the fever epidemic in Liverpool in 1847; George, priest, died 
at Preston in 1894, aged seventy-nine; Joseph, of Clifton, ob. s.p. 1865; The 
Right Rev. Mgr. Charles, many years Professor at Ushaw, died 1896, aged 
seventy-seven; William, surgeon, died in 1899, aged seventy-two, s.p.; and 
seven daughters, of whom several were nuns O.S.F. Richard Thomas, the 
eldest son of Richard, married Mary Anne, dau. of Charles Eyston, of East 
Hendred, Berks, High Sheriff of that county in 183 1, died in 1905, aged almost 
ninety-nine, and had issue — Richard Charles; Robert Joseph, died 1893, ^'P-', 
George William, barrister-at-law, of London; the Very Rev. Mgr. Francis John, 
of Kirkham; and three daughters, of whom Mary Theresa married, in 1872, 
Henry Riddell, son of Ralph Riddell, of Felton Park, and Swinburne Castle, 
Northumberland. The eldest son, Col. Richard Charles, J. P., who predeceased 


Anna ux Johannis fFaile^ Willielmus Hull 

ux Ricardi Saynt Johannes Hull 

Johannes Sant uxor eius 

Milo Swarbreck Jacobus Hull fil pred Johannis 

his father in 1901, aged fifty-four, by his wife Agnes Mary, dau. of Charles 
Riddell, younger son of Ralph Riddell, of Felton Park, and Swinburne Castle, 
had issue — Charles Richard, the present owner of Leighton Hall, J. P., George, 
Walter, and several daughters. Reverting to George Gillow, of Singleton (the 
eldest son of Richard), who died in 1758, he left by his wife Alice, dau. of 
Robert Horscar, of Chfton — Richard, of Singleton, and of Moor House, Newton- 
le-Scales; Edward, of Westby, died unmarried 1779; William, of Singleton, died 
unmarried 1780; John, of Larbreck Hall, died unmarried 1803; Robert, who 
died 1783, leaving by his wife Anna, dau. and heiress of William Eaton, of Little 
Plumpton, Robert William Joachim and Winifred Frances Margaret, the former 
leaving at his death in 1821 an only child, Winifred, wife of John Morgan, of 
Latham House, Penwortham, by whom she was the mother of Father James 
Gillow Morgan, S.J.; Anne, spinster; and Elizabeth, wife of George Kirkham, 
of Poulton-le-Sands. Richard, the eldest son of George, married Isabel, sister 
and heiress of Henry Brewer, of Moor House, Newton-le-Scales, and dying in 
1814, aged eighty-six, left — George, of Moor House, who by Jane, dau. of Ralph 
Crookall, of Lytham, left at his death in 1808, Richard, priest, sometime vice- 
rector of the English College at Rome, professor of theology at Ushaw, canon 
of Liverpool, who died in 1867, aged seventy- three, Henry, priest, of Appleton, 
died in 1849, Ralph, of Newton-le-Scales, died 1868, aged seventy-one, un- 
married, Isabel, wife of Robert Middlehurst, of Wigan, and Jane, wife of William 
Liptrott, of Bold, and mother of Canon Peter Liptrott and Rev. Richard Lip- 
trott; John, of Salwick Hall and Elswick Grange, of whom hereafter; William, 
of Singleton, who died in 1852, aged seventy-nine, leaving by Mary, dau. of 
Thomas Guest, of Euxton, Canon Richard, of North Shields, died 1853, Thomas 
of Foxcote, CO. Warwick, died 1870, aged sixty, s.p., having married Mary, dau. 
of John Garnett, of the Quernmore Park and Wyreside family, who died at 
Hereford in 1904, aged ninety-four, William of Lilystone Hall, Essex, J. P., 
died s.p., in 1893, aged seventy-six, John Francis, of Lilystone Hall, died s.p. 
in 1894, aged seventy-two, Isabel, spinster, died at Lilystone Hall in 1893, aged 
eighty-five, and Mary, a nun, died in 1891 ; Thomas, priest, of North Shields, 
died in 1857, aged eighty-eight; and Joseph, of Newton-le-Scales, who died in 
1843, leaving five daughters, of whom the eldest, Isabel, married Thomas 
Gillow, of Great Eccleston, and had a son Joseph, the father of Father Aloysius 
Gillow, S.J. Returning to John (the son of Richard), who died in 1845, aged 
eighty-one, he had issue by his wife Alice, dau. and coheiress of Henry 
Atkinson, of Little Poulton Hall— Richard, priest, died at Fernyhalgh in 1864, 
aged seventy; Henry, priest, died at Manchester in 1837, aged 41 ; Joseph, of 
whom hereafter; Edward, oh. s.p. i860, aged fifty-eight; Thomas, of Preston, 
died 1872, aged sixty-four, father of Alice Mary Emanuel, O.S.F., died 1877, 
aged twenty, and Helen, wife of Albert Sibeth, of Wimbledon, son of Werner 
Sibeth; John, D.D., vice-president of Ushaw College, died 1877, aged sixty- 
three; and seven daughters, of whom Ellen, a nun of Syon, died at Lisbon in 
i860, aged fifty-four, and Margaret, wife of Barthol. Brown, of Winckley Hall, 
was mother of Revs. Richard and William Henry Brown. Joseph Gillow (the 
surviving eldest son of John), of Preston and Ribby, J. P., died in 1872, aged 
seventy- two, leaving by his wife Jane, daughter of William Smith, of Clock 
House in Lea and of Forton, by Jane, dau. and coheiress of Robert Haydock, 
of Leach Hall, — Rev. John Gillow, died in Belgium, in 1881, aged forty-eight; 
Rev. William Gillow, of Berwick, and formerly of North Shields, died in 1880, 
aged forty-five; Canon Henry Gillow, of Blackhill, co. Durham; Joseph, the 
present writer; and six daughters, of whom Mary Anne, spinster, died in 1907, 
aged seventy-six, and Frances Elizabeth, wife of Matthew Kearney, of The 
Ford, Lanchester, co. Durham, J. P., D.L., and High SherifE of that county in 
1 88 1, died Dec. 22, 1906. 

^The will of John Faile, of Singleton Grange, was proved in 1691, and that 


Robbinson, vld^ Eliz ux Willielmi Sandom 

Willielmus Robbinson Johannes Swartbreck^ 

Robertus Swartbreck, smith Edwardus Swartbreck, fil eius 

uxor eius Willielmus Eccleston'^ 

Jenetta ux Jacobi Butler^ Jana Eccleston 

of Anne, his widow, in 1693. His father was probably William Faile, of Single- 
ton, whose will was proved in 1667. ' 

* The will of Margaret Robinson, of Singleton, was proved in 1667, and that 
of her late husband, John Robinson, of Great Singleton, in 1661. They suffered 
both public and private spoliation of their property during the civil wars on 
account of their faith. They had five sons and two daughters. One of the sons, 
Thomas Robinson alias Shaw, was baptized by the priest of Great Singleton, 
the Rev. John Holden, Aug. 26, 165 1, and was ordained priest at Rome in 1677. 
The father, John, was probably son of William Robinson, of Great Singleton, 
a recusant in 161 3. 

2 James Butler, youngest son of Henry Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, by his third 
wife, Isabel Grimston, granddaughter of Thomas Grimston, of Grimston Garth, 
CO. York, by Dorothy, dau. of Marmaduke Thwaites, of Smeaton, co. York, 
was educated at St Omer's College, and died at Cartford, in Little Eccleston, in 
1709, leaving, by Jennet his wife, a daughter. Jennet, wife of William Gillow, of 
Little Eccleston. 

^ John Swarbreck was son of Edward Swarbreck of Great Singleton, who 
appears in the rolls up to his death in 1622, and his widow Agnes for some years 
later. His will was proved in 1667. One of his sons, James, was baptized by the 
Rev, Thomas Matthews, the priest at Great Singleton, in 1655, was ordained 
priest at Rome in 1678, using the alias of Singleton, succeeded to the charge of 
the mission at Singleton, and resided in the house of Richard Gillow, where he 
was apprehended in 17 16, and died in Lancaster Castle, through the sickness 
prevailing there, in March of that year. John, son of Edward Swarbreck, of 
Singleton, and his wife Elizabeth, born 1679, was ordained priest at Rome in 
1 703, served New House in Newsham and Crow Hall in Woodplumpton, and died 
Sept, 15, 1729. Robert Swarbreck alias Walker, son of William Swarbreck and 
his wife Lucy, of Singleton, born 1675, was ordained priest at Rome in 1700, and 
died Feb. 24, 1736-7. James Swarbreck, of Great Singleton, as a non-juror in 
1 71 7, registered leasehold property in Weeton, and Thomas Swarbreck, of 
Weeton, was also a non-juror and died in 17 19. John Swarbreck, of Wesham 
Hall, brother of the Rev. James Swarbreck, the priest at Great Singleton, as a 
non- juror registered leasehold estate at Wesham and Weeton, as well as a free- 
hold estate in Hardhorn-with-Newton, which in reality he held in trust for the 
Singleton mission. The Swarbrecks, deriving their origin from Swarbreck Hall, in 
Weeton-cum-Preese, were recusants throughout penal times. One of the grand- 
sons of John Swarbreck of the text settled at Nateby House, in the parish of 
Garstang, and his descendant, Thomas Swarbrick, in 1806 purchased Nateby 
Hall. The latter's son Edward Swarbrick, of Nateby House, by his wife Marga- 
ret, dau, of James Newsham, of Bell Fold in Newsham, was the father of the Rev. 
James Swarbrick, thirty-two years priest at Thurnham, who died at Hornby 
in 1898, aged seventy-five, and the Rev. Edward Swarbrick, who served 
Preston, Great Eccleston, and Clifton Hill, and died at Fulwood in 1893, aged 
68. Another and probably the senior branch of the family was represented by 
John Swarbreck, surgeon, of Poulton-le-Fylde, who married Anne, dau. of 
Thomas Worswick, of Todderstaffe Hall and Lancaster, by Alice, dau. of 
Robert Gillow, of Lancaster, subsequently settled at Sowerby, in the parish of 
Thirsk, and was ancestor of the Rev. Thomas Oswald, O.S.B., and Charles Swar- 

^Administration to his estate was granted in 1671 . The Ecclestons of Great 
Singleton appear annually in the rolls from the commencement. Thomas 
Eccleston, priest, born at Great Singleton, spent more than forty years of 
missionary labour in the parishes of Halsall and Aughton, and was buried in 
the Harkirk cemetery in 1700. 


uxor Johannis Gant^ kirkham. 

Willlelmus Gant Wlllielmus Davis 

Thomas Gant Maria ux eius 

Ellena Gant Alicia ux Jacobi Clayton 

ux Johannis Baine Henricus Johnson 

ux Georgij Swartbreck Georgius Johnson 
Willielmus Swartbreck Jacobus Crosse 

ux Thome Devis Anna ux eius 

Beatrix Charneley^ Thomas Hodgson 

Thomas Parkinson Agnes ux eius 

Katherina Blackborne 
Maria Miller 


Dorothea Hesketh^ Christopher Smith 

^The Gauntsof Great Singleton, descended from one of the followers of 
John of Ghent, who was Lord of Singleton, and is said to have sometimes resided 
there, appear annually in the rolls. John Gaunt's will was proved in 1697. 
William Gaunt, of Great Singleton, whose will was proved in 1606, had two 
sons priests, James, alias Sands, who went from Douay to Rome, where 
ordained priest in 1607, became archdeacon of the chapter, and died in Lanca- 
shire in 1658, and Thomas, alias Sands and Thornbrough, born at Singleton 
about 1587, went from Douay to Rome, where ordained in 161 3, apprehended 
on the mission, and imprisoned in the Clink, whence released and exiled in 1630. 
Another priest, James Gaunt, probably son of Thomas Gaunt, of Singleton, the 
one of the text, whose will was proved in 168 1, is met with serving Myerscough 
in 171 2, Dimples Hall and Nateby Hall in 17 14, Mowbreck Hall in 1727, and 
Thurnham Hall in 1729, and died Oct. 28, 1734. William Gaunt, bom 1721, 
son of William Gaunt, of Great Singleton, and his wife Jane Jackson, was 
admitted into Douay College, Sept. 25, 1737, ordained priest May 27, 1747, 
came to the mission and served Mowbreck Hall, where in Feb., 1754, his 
Superiors had reason to be dissatisfied with him, and in 1760 he was sent with 
the Rev. Jerome Wilson to Raventofts, Yorkshire. Thence he was placed at 
Nidd Hall, the seat of the Trappes family, in 1763, but left and apostatized, 
preaching his recantation sermon at Manchester in 1769, when he was given a 
curacy at Brindle, and subsequently obtained that of Wrea Green, not very far 
from his old mission of Mowbreck Hall, where he passed an unhappy time, 
depressed with melancholy, till his death in 1773. 

*The Chamleys of Great Singleton appear annually in the rolls. Beatrix, of 
the text, may have been a relative of Richard Charnley, of Little Poulton Hall, 
will proved 17 10, whose wife was Margaret, dau. of William Hesketh, of Maynes 
Hall, in Little Singleton, by Perpetua, dau. of Thomas Westby, of Mowbreck 
Hall, who survived her husband, was a Catholic non-juror in 1717, and whose will 
was proved April 19, 1719. 

^Dorothy, dau. of William Hesketh, of Maynes Hall, by Perpetua, dau. of 
Thomas Westby, of Mowbreck Hall, married Thomas Wilkinson, of Claughton, 
an old Catholic family, one of whom, Thomas, married Elizabeth, dau. of 
John Newsham, of Newsham Hall, in the reign of Elizabeth. Dorothy's dau., 
Perpetua Wilkinson, married John Fletcher, of Denton's Green, in Windle, son 
of Thomas Fletcher, of the same, and her son William Fletcher alias Wilkin- 
son, born 1722, ordained priest at Douay, was a professor, and in 1762 became 
vice-president of St Omer's College, when it was transferred from the Jesuits 
to the secular clergy. He died at Bath, March 24, 1803. John Wilkinson, born 
1703, ordained priest at Douay, and prefect there for many years, finally 
became chaplain at the Augustinian Convent at Paris in 1741, and died there 
in 1 77 1. An earlier member of the family. Father Thomas Wilkinson alias 
Molyneux, S.J., born 1638, ordained priest at Valladolid, was thrown into the 
gaol at Morpeth during the Gates Plot ferment, and was poisoned by the prison 
surgeon in 1681. 




Alicia Smith 
Ricaidus Walton^ 
Alicia Browning 
Ricardus Greenall 
Georgius Townsend 
Ellena Townend 
Willielmus Greenall 
Johannes Greenall 
Margretta Greenall 
Ellena Greenall 
Ellena Jackson 
Jacobus Simpson 
Agnes Browning 
Margretta Smith 
Ricardus Lee 
Thomas Walton ^ 
Mabella Walton 
Eliz Walton 
Willielmus Breyning 
Johannes Bryning 
Margretta Chamlett 


Gawen Chamlett 
Henricus Higginson 
Henricus Billesborrow 
Alicia Bonney 
Ellena Crookall 
Eliz Blacklach 
Maria Greenall 
Ellena Greenall 
Ellena Greenall jun. 
Eliz Jackson 
Eliz Benning 
Eliz Greenall 
Ellena Greenall 
Jana Hodgson 
Agnes Simpson 
Margretta Horneby^ 
Alicia Horneby 
Jona Clayton* 
Jenetta Clayton 
Gracia Sidegreaves 


Dorothea ux Willielmi Stopridge 
Radulphus Browne 
Alicia ux eius [phi 

Margretta Browne fil predRadul- 
Jacobus Turner 
Isabella ux eius 
Anna ux Johannis Bramwell 

Thomas Eaves ^ 

Dorothea Bradley 

Maria ux Johannis Bayly 

Ricardus Melling 

Eliz Pike vid 

Eliz ux Thome Bramwell ^ 

Jana Bramwell 

^His will was proved in 1670. 

2 His will was proved in 1 708. 

3 Robert Hornby, of Medlar, and Elizabeth, his wife, were recusants in 
16 1 2 seq., and William and James, of the same, in 1635 ^^<1' The latter's will was 
proved in 1662, and that of Alice of the text in 1674. 

*Emer Clayton, of Medlar, was a recusant in 163 1. Administration to the 
estate of Jane Clayton, of Medlar, was granted in 1667. 

^ Thomas Eyves (latterlyjspelt Eaves) of Fish wick Hall, returned a pedigree 
at the Visitation of 1664, being then of the age of forty. He married Margery, 
dau. of Ralph Sherdley, of Farington, and his son Richard was born in 1659. 
Thomas was still a recusant of Fishwick in 1679-82, but soon after that date 
the family parted with Fishwick Hall. They had been seated there for many 
generations, and were recusants throughout. The father of Thomas of the text, 
Richard Eyves, lost his life during the civil wars in 1644. By his wife Jane, dau. 
of Richard Grimshaw, of Clayton Hall, he had two younger sons, and two 
daughters: James, father of Dom Thomas Eyves, O.S.B., born 1659, died 1747, 
and probably of Dame Mary Eyves, O.S.B., of Cambray, who died in 1732; 
Oswald, who settled at Ashton-super-Ribble, whose will was proved in 171 5; 
Anne, wife of Thomas Dale, of Walton; and Jane, wife of William Shaw, of 
Preston. Oswald, whose widow, Elizabeth, was a Catholic non-juror in 1717, 
had two sons, Oswald, of Ashton, and Robert. The former was the father of 
Dom Oswald Eyves (or Eaves), O.S.B., bom 1739, who died at Brownedge in 
1793; James; Ellen, spinster; and Anne, coheiress to her brothers, who married 
John ffrance, of Greaves Town. 

•His will was proved in 1669, as likewise that of Elizabeth Bramwell. 



Johannes Hull, sen. Maria ux Ric^rdi Wade 

Jona ux eius 


Waldivus Butler, ^ gen Jana ux eius 

* The Butlers of Rawcliffe Hall returned a very full pedigree at the Visita- 
tion of 1664, and very elaborate MS. pedigrees are extant, but the name in the 
text is not found in them. They were always staunch to the Faith. Henry Butler, 
the Lord of Rawcliffe, died in this very year, 1667. His estate would probably 
be sequestrated for recusancy, and hence his name would not appear in this list. 
He was the eldest son of WiUiam Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, by Ehzabeth, dau. 
of Cuthbert Clifton, of Westby Hall. He was thrice married (i), to Dorothy, 
dau. of Henry Stanley, of Bickerstaffe Hall, and sister of Sir Edward Stanley, 
Bart., ancestor of the Earls of Derby, (2) to Cecily, dau. of Edward Parkinson, 
of Westfield in Claughton, and (3) to Isabel Grimston, granddaughter of 
Thomas Grimston, of Grimston Garth, co. York, by all of whom he had issue. 
His eldest son, Richard, was slain at Manchester in 1643, but left a large family 
by his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Stanley, of Great Eccleston Hall. Henry, 
the second son of Henry by his first wife, married Jane, dau. of Thomas Stanley, 
of Great Eccleston Hall, and it seems not improbable that he is identical with 
the "Waldivus" of the text. This Henry had a large family, of whom Charles, 
the eldest, was the grandfather of Richard Butler, of Pleasington Hall. The 
Butlers continued at Rawcliffe till the time of Henry Butler, who was thrice 
married, (i) in 1683 to Magdalen, dau. of John Girlington, and granddaughter 
and ultimately heiress of Sir John Girlington, of Thurland Castle, (2) to Anne, 
dau. of Mr Howard, of Barnard Castle, and (3) to Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas 
Butler, of Kirkland Hall. By his first wife he had an only son, Richard, who 
was taken prisoner at the battle of Preston in 171 5, condemned to death for 
high treason, but died in prison in London, Jan. 16, 17 16, and his estates 
forfeited and sold, the father, Henry, having fled to the Isle of Man. By his wife 
Mary, dau. of Henry Curwen, of Workington Hall, co. Cumberland, Richard 
left an only child, Catherine, who only inherited the Thurland Castle estate. She 
married, in 1729, Philip Markham, of Ollerton Hall, co. Notts, but died under 
age and sine prole. Thus one of the most ancient families in the country was 
ruined, and practically came to an end in respect of their county position. A 
cousin of the last young lord of Rawcliffe, William Butler, of Myerscough, son 
of Edward, married Rosamond, dau. of Richard Longworth, of St Michael's 
Hall, engaged in the rising of 171 5, was tried and convicted of high treason at 
Liverpool, Jan. 20, and executed at Preston, Jan. 28, 17 16. There were several 
secular priests, Benedictines, and Jesuits, besides a great many nuns in the family, 
of whom were — John Butler, probably son of Nicholas Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, 
ordained from Rheims at Laon, in 1 588 ; John Butler, baptized April 6, 1 579. son 
of Alban Butler, of Nateby (younger son of John Butler, of Kirkland Hall), by 
Grace, his wife, probably a daughter of Richard Travers, of Nateby Hall, and 
his wife Grace, dau. of Richard Redman, of Harewood Castle, co. York, 
admitted into the English College at Rome in 1601, aged twenty, was sent to 
Belgium on account of ill-health in 1602, and died in England; John Butler 
alias Ellison, possibly the fourth son of William Butler, of Rawcliffe, and his 
wife Elizabeth, dau. of Cuthbert Clifton, of Westby Hall, came to the mission 
from Douay in 1626, and was serving in Lancashire in 1632; John Jerome 
Butler alias Berry, O.S.B., born 17 14, died in Lancashire in 1792; Thomas 
Butler, S.J., born 17 18, third son of Christopher Butler, of Stalmine (twenty- 
first child of Richard Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, and his wife Katherine, dau. of 
Thomas Cams, of Halton Hall), by Agnes, dau. and sole heiress of Thomas 
Goose, of Stalmine Hall, died 1779; Philip Butler, born Dec. 8, 1724, son of 
William Butler and his wife Dorothy Ashton, was ordained priest at Douay, 
Dec. 19, 1750, left for the mission, May 9, 1752, and was placed at Blackbrook, 
the seat of the Orrells, where he remained till his death, Dec. 19, 1777 ; Richard 
Bernard Butler, O.S.B., born 1748, second son of Henry Butler, of Stalmine 


Jacobus Thorneton Brigitta ux Thome Jenson 

Jacobus Tompson Henricus Cowell 

Margretta ux eius Rutha ux eius 

Alicia ux Johannis Covvhead EUena Roscall^ 

Hall (son of Christopher Butler and his wife Agnes Goose), by Mary, dau. of 
Richard Parkinson, of Westfield, inClaughton, died in 1825 ; and Thomas Butler, 
born 1734, son of Lancelot Butler, of Preston (son of Charles Butler, of Great 
Eccleston, by Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Newton, of Stocksfield Hall, co. North- 
umberland), died at Hornby in 1795. 

^The Roskells appear in the rolls from the commencement in 1591. Alice 
Roskell, of Out Rawcliffe, widow, was a recusant in 1627 seq. The will of John 
Roskell, of Out Rawcliffe, was proved in 1721, and that of Thomas Roskell, of 
Hambleton, in 1722. About this date the family settled in Garstang, where 
George Roskell in 1732 married Mary Bleasdale, of Barnacre. He died in 1787, 
having had issue — Thomas, born 1737, ob. inf.; Thomas, born 1741 ; Nicholas, 
born 1744, who married in 1772 Jennet, daughter of John Fox, of Forton; 
George, born 1749; Anne, born 1734; Mary, born 1739; Mary, born 1747; and 
Catherine, born 1752. Nicholas died in 1800. The connection with Garstang, and 
the famous watch- making business, mentioned below, is alluded to in the Lanca- 
shire ballad, of which the following is a stanza : 

"And there lies little Garstang 
With houses all o' thatch. 
That gave arise to Roskells all 
And patent lever watch." 

He had issue — George, born July 27, 1773, who married Jane, daughter of 
James Sidgreaves, of Inglewhite Lodge, by his second wife Martha, daughter 
of George Crook, of Bank Hall, in Broughton, and settled at Stokyn Hall, Holy- 
well, CO. Flint, J. P.; Robert, twin with George, of Gateacre, near Liverpool, who 
died Sept. 11, 1847; John, born 1780, who married Anne, daughter of James 
Sidgreaves, of Inglewhite, by his second wife, who became a banker of Preston, 
"Roskell, Arrowsmith and Kendall," and died in Preston, Nov. 6, 1859, s.p.; 
Thomas, born 1787, who died at the Benedictine Monastery at Ampleforth, co. 
York; and Mary, wife of Richard Arrowsmith, banker, of Preston. George, the 
eldest son had issue twelve children, of whom — Nicholas, captain in the P. and O. 
service, married Charlotte Jones, and left Bernard, Wilfrid, Arthur, and Agnes, 
who married (i) Fitzgerald Henry, commodore in the P. and O. service, and (2) 
the Vicomte de Vercelli-Ranzi; George Potts Roskell, of Stokyn Hall, married 
June 3, 1833, Ellen, daughter of Mr Wharton, of Netherton, who survived her 
husband, and died at Stokyn, July 16, 19CX), aged ninety-two; Richard; John, 
went to the West Indies, married, and had two daughters, one a nun, and Mari- 
anne, married at Preston, Oct. 15, 1889, to James Emile Bridges, barrister-at- 
law, of the Bengal Civil Service, commissioner of the Eastern District of 
Upper Burmah; Elizabeth, wife of Michael Harnett, of Heswall, in Wirrall, 
CO. Chester; Frances, the wife of John Markland (son of Thomas Markland, of 
Clifton Park, near Bristol) , whose only sister married T>x William Gillow ; and 
Mary Ann, wife of Richard Trappes, of Manchester, younger son of Francis 
Trappes, of Nidd Hall, co. York, by Elizabeth, daughter of James Lomax, of 
Clayton Hall. Robert, the second son of Nicholas, was twice married — (i) 
J uly 3 , 1 797,to Elizabeth, daughter of William Tarleton, and she died Aug. 4, 1 807, 
aged thirty- two, leaving six children — Nicholas, born 1798; Robert, born 1804; 
EUzabeth, born 1800, married Jan. 9, 1849, Morgan O'Connell, and died s.p. 
at Brighton in 1890; Jennette, born 1802, spr, died 1863; Margaret, wife of 
William Leeming, of West Derby; and Catherine, born 1807, married John 
Kendall, of London and Bath, and died in 1858 — and (2) Oct. 2, 1808, to Anne, 
daughter of John Kaye, of Liverpool, by whom he had six children — William, 
born 181 1 ; John, unmarried, leaving his estate at Glascoed to his sister, Mrs 
Lynch; Richard Butler, D.D., born 18 17, Bishop of Nottingham, who died in 
1883; Joseph Kaye, of Coleford, died in 1880; Anne, born Sept. 14, 1809; and 
Mary, married, March i, 1848, John Lynch, of Liverpool. Robert Roskell's 


Willielmus Tompson Isabella ux Nicholai Kitchen^ 

Margretta ux eius 


Anna Parker Willielmus Sheppard 

Alicia Garet Milo Hull 

Isabella Planton Ellena ux eius 

father-in-law, Mr. Tarleton, was a watchmaker in Liverpool, to which business 
Robert succeeded, and greatly augmented, after obtaining the rights of the 
compensating lever. Nicholas, the eldest son, associated with liis brother Robert 
in the watch business at Liverpool, married Ellen, daughter of Thomas Tasker, 
of BilUnge, who died at Wavertree Dec. lo, 1884, aged eighty-two, and had issue 
— Robert, bom June 2, 1827; Thomas Tasker Roskell, D.D., bom Nov. 22, 1831, 
died in Liverpool Dec. 5, 1862; Nicholas, of Billinge, born 1833, died at Stoney- 
croft, Liverpopl, Dec. 21, 1904, who by Emily, his wife, daughter of Thomas 
Swarbreck, of Thirsk, co. York, had Nicholas, Thomas, Hubert, Francis, all 
unmarried, and Mary, a nun; Ellen, spinster, died March i, 1908; Anne, Agnes, 
and Elizabeth, nuns of the Good Shepherd; and Jennet, married to Francis 
Sparrow, eldest son of John Sparrow, of Woodfold Park, near Blackburn, who died 
s.p. in 1893. Robert, the second son of Robert by his first wife, married Mary 
Kay, and resided at Park House, Fulham, where he died July 12, 1888, and his 
widow Sept. 4, 1888, aged seventy-eight, having had issue — Nicholas Robert, 
of Kensington, married (i) Elizabeth Jemima, daughter of William Moran, of 
St Edmundsbury, Lucan, J. P., and had Robert Nicholas, Capt. William John, 
born 1875, Mary, Leila, married in 1892 to James Philip Reynolds, third son 
Prancis Reynolds, of Hillside, Woolton, and Rose Margaret, married in 1898 to 
Frederick William Lee, M.R.C.B., L.R.C.P., eldest son of Capt. William Lee, 
R.N., of Twickenham, — and (Nicholas Robert) married (2) Florence Matilda, 
daughter of Mark Saunders, of Coombe House, Halberton, co. Devon, by whom 
he had one child oh. inf. ; Allan, born 1839, of South Kensington; Richard, died 
unmarried at Buluwayo in 1907; Charles John, solicitor, who married his 
cousin Mary, daughter of John Lynch, of Liverpool, and has Charles Robert 
Joseph, born 1901, and Joan Mary, born 1902; Mary, wife of Sir William Mary 
Joseph Codrington, fifth Bart., and he died in 1904; Rose, a nun at New Hall; 
and Catherine, died 1875. William, son of Robert by his second wife, Anne 
Kaye, resided at Wavertree and Bishop Eaton, near Liverpool, married 
June 16, 1835, Eliza (died at South Kensington in 1898, aged eighty-three), 
daughter of Michael Gibson, of Knotty Ash, died March 11, 1859, aged forty- 
seven, and had issue — Robert, born 1836, died 1881, unmarried; Michael, 
born 1837, drowned at Penketh 1842; William Leeming Roskell, bom 1839, 
by his wife Mary, who died in 1883, had Maude, bom 1871 ; Richard, bom 1840, 
died in Argentina in 1882, leaving by his wife Bertha, daughter of Mr Butler, 
whom he married in 1863, Richard, born 1864, ob. in fans, Richard Aloysius, 
born 1867 (who by Eugenie Fraquet, his wife, has John Gibson Roskell, 
Bertha, Gertrude, and Margaret Mary), Edward, born 1871, oh. infans, Mary 
Bertha, born 1865, a Carmelite nun at Lanherne, Anne Elizabeth, born 1866, a 
Notre Dame nun, Teresa Mary, bom 1869, a Notre Dame nun, and Mary 
Frances, born 1871, died 1889; John, born 1840, twin with Richard above, 
oh. infans: Michael Gibson Roskell, born 1844, married in 1872 Rose, daughter 
of Mr Greenan, and had Robert, born 1873, Michael Gibson Roskell, bom 1886, 
Mary, oh. infans, Mary Juliana, born 1878, Agnes Blanche, bom 1880, and 
Catherine, born 1884; Augustine John, born 1847, of Argentina, who by his 
wife Junita had William, Eliza, died young, and Mary Frances; Aloysius Joseph, 
born 1852, who died 1897, leaving by his wife Emma, daughter of John Wall and 
relict of Reuben Miller, whom he married in 1879, John Wall Roskell, born 
1880, priest at Walsall; Joseph Gerrard Roskell, born 1856, Philip George, born 
1859, priest at Harvington; Mary Elizabeth, born 1842, married 1861 Charles 
McCartney Swarbreck, of Thirsk; Mary Gertrude, O.S.B., prioress at East 
Bergholt, bom 1845 '< Anne Mary, bom 1849, married in 1872 Joseph Stanislaus 
Hansom of London ; and ]\Iary Frances, spr, of Bognor. 

^The will of Nicholas Kitchen, of Out Rawchfife, was proved in 1667. 


Willielmus Reby (Ribby) Margretta Cuban (Cooban) 

Janetta ux eius Eliz Key 

Thomas Hall Johannes Hall 

Eliz ux eius Ellena ux eius 


Georgius Clarkson Eliz Rawe 

Jana ux eius Maria Rawe 

Willielmus Clarkson Ellena Rawe 

Johannes Coulborne Ellena Woodhouse 

Willielmus Merser, sen. Georgius Charneley 

Alicia Merser vid Eliz Hodgson 

Ellena Ireland Ricardus Garlick^ 

Maria ux Jacobi Bradley ^ Katherina ux eius 

POULTON. Nicholaus Porter* 

Robertus Garlick Ellena Hull 

Alicia uxor eius Henricus Porter 

Robertus Lassey Jana ux eius 

Maria Ordes Ellena Pemberton 

Anna Browne ' Alexanderus Claughton^ 

Matheus Raw^ Isabella ux eius 

Margretta ux eius Janetta Garlick 


Johannes Barrowes*^ Robertus Elston 

ux eius uxor eius 

1 James Bradley, of Brjming Hall, married Mary, daughter of Nicholas 
Hesketh, of Hesketh cum Becconsall, who died in 1637, younger son of Robert 
Hesketh, of Rufford Hall, by Margaret, daughter of Alexander Standish, of 
Standish Hall. James Bradley's will was proved in 1669, and administration to 
his widow's estate was granted in 1680. He returned a pedigree at the Visitation 
of 1664. The family appears in the first roll in 1591 in the person of Margaret, 
wife of John Bradley, of Bryning Hall. The inquisition post mortem of their 
son James is dated 15 Jac. I, 161 7-8. He married Helen, daughter of Lambert 
Tyldesley, of Garret Hall in Tyldesley , and she was living at BryningjHall, a widow 
and a recusant, in 1623. They had issue — Edward, of Bryning Hall, a captain of 
foot under Sir Thomas Tyldesley, who was slain at the battle of Marston Moor, 
July 2, 1644; Thomas, o.s.p,; John, o.s.p.; Richard, S.J., confessor of the faith, 
bom 1605, entered the Society, was apprehended and imprisoned in Manchester 
Gaol, where he died before his anticipated martyrdom, Jan. 30, 1645; Helen; 
and Jane and Anne, married in Ireland. Capt. Bradley married Katherine, 
daughter of Roger Nowell, of Read Hall, by EHzabeth, daughter of Thomas 
ffleetwood, of Calwich, co. Stafford, and sister of Sir Richard ffleetwood, Bart., 
and had issue — James, named in the text, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Mary. 
James had issue — Edward, born 1648, who sold Bryning Hall and estate prior 
to 1726; James, of Bryning Hall, whose will was proved in 1720, and whose wife 
Elizabeth was a recusant in 1679; John; Thomas; Richard, of Kirkham, a 
recusant in 1679 ; Alice ; and Mary. Bryning Hall is now a farm house. 

2 The will of Matthew Roe, of Poulton, was proved in 1678. 
^Administration to his estate was granted in 1670. 

*The will of Nicholas Porter, of Little Poulton, was proved in 17 19, and 
that of another of the same name and place in 1633. 

^Administration to his estate was granted in 167 1. 

•The Barrows of Weeton and of Westby were apparently the same family. 
Fr Edward Barrow, S.J., born at Westby in 1660 was most probably the son of 
John of the text. He died priest at Westby Hall in 1721. His portrait, with the 
date upon it, was formerly in the possession of the Rev. Dr Hall, at Maccles- 
field, who was related to him. James Barrow, son of Edward Barrow, of Weeton, 




Gervasius Clifton^ 

uxor eius 
Andreas Leuty ^ 
Gracia Lewty fil pred Andrei 
Johannes Mercer 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Barnes 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Roe 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Tompson 

uxor eius 
Robertus Hall 

uxor eius 
Ellena Knowles, spinster 
Anna Swartbreck, spinster 
Edwardus Wrennall 
Willielmus Bennett 

uxor eius 

Johannes Ryley 

uxor eius 
Ricardus Clarkenson 

uxor eius 
Gilbertus Mercer 
Robertus Bennett 

uxor eius 

ux Willielmi Weeton 
Eliz Weeton fil pred Willielmi 

ux Johannis Johnson 
Ricardus Cowborne 

uxor eius 
Jacobus Covvban 
Thomas Cowban 
Johannes Hodgson 
Margeria Eccleston, vid 
Petrus Clifton^ 

ux eius 
Isabella Townend 

and his wife Elizabeth Swarbreck, born April 21, 1726, was ordained priest at 
Rome in 1751, succeeded the Rev. James Postlethwaite at Clints Hall in 1781, 
stayed there five or six years, then travelled with John Stapleton, of Carlton, 
and died May 27, 1800. John, son of Edward Barrow, of Westby, and Anne 
Hall his wife, born 1735, educated at Rome and Douay, died priest at Claughton 
in 1812. His brothers, Fr Richard, S.J., died in 1799, and Fr Joseph, S.J., died 
in 181 3. A nephew of theirs, John, son of Thomas Barrow, of Westby, and his 
wife Mary Crookall, born 175 1, was ordained at Douay, whence he went to 
St Omer's College to teach, returned to Douay Oct. 17, 1776, and left for the 
mission Jan. 7, 1777. He served Ness Hall, 1777, Hazelwood Castle, about 
1777-80, Clints Hall, about 1780, and thence took charge of the double mission 
of Frickley Hall and Burghwallis Hall, about 1780-89, all in Yorkshire. In 1789 
he came to Garstang till 1796, and again from 1800 till death in Dec, 181 1. 

^Gervase Clifton, of Much Plumpton, was a younger son of Sir Cuthbert 
Clifton, of Westby Hall and Lytham Hall, by his second wife Dorothy, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Smythe, of Wootton-Wawen Hall, co. Warwick. He married 
Dorothy, daughter of Hamlet Mascy, of Rixton Hall, by Dorothy, daughter of 
Roger Bradshaigh, of Haigh Hall, and had issue — Cuthbert, Gcrvase, Catherine, 
a nun, Winifred, a nun, and Elizabeth, a nun. He had six own-sisters, of whom 
Alice was the wife of Richard Mascy, of Rixton Hall, Dorothy, born 1623, died 
a nun at Paris in 1677, and Catherine was a nun at Antwerp. Of his three own- 
brothers, Lawrence, a major in the Royal army, was slain at Shelford House, 
CO. Notts, Oct. 27, 1645, Francis, a captain in the Royal army, was slain at 
Newbury, Sept. 20, 1643, ^^nd John, a captain in the Royal army, slain at 
Shelford Manor House, Oct. 27, 1645. ^is two half-brothers were, Thomas, the 
eldest son of Sir Cuthbert by his first wife Anne, daughter of Thomas Tyldesley, of 
Morleys Hall, who married Anne, daughter and eventual sole heiress of Sir 
Cuthbert Halsall, of Halsall Hall and Clifton Hall, through which alliance the 
Cliftons recovered possession of Clifton Hall and Salwick Hall, which had 
descended to the Halsalls through the heiress of Cuthbert Clifton early in the six- 
teenth century; and Fr Cuthbert Clifton alias Norre^^s, S.J., who died at Gars- 
wood in 1675, the second son of Sir Cuthbert, whose father, Thomas, had 
married Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Norreys, of Speke Hall. Col. Cuthbert 
Clifton, the eldest son of Thomas, and Gervase's nephew, married in 1641 
Margaret, daughter and sole heiress of George Ireland, of Southworth Hall, but 
was slain at the siege of Manchester in Oct., 1642, and left no issue. 

2 The will of Andrew Lewtie, of Great Plumpton, was proved in 1671. 

3 Peter Clifton, of Westby, administration to whose estate was granted in 


Ricardus Townend Thomas Knowles 
Willielmus Townend uxor eius 

uxor eius uxor Johannis Hodgson 

Georgius Londe Laurentius Watmough 

uxor eius uxor eius 

uxor Elizei Worthington Johannes Colley 

Eliz Taylor Georgius Smith 

Jacobus Taylor Evan Porter 

uxor eius ux eius 

Willielmus Cowbhan^ Thomas Crompton 
Jana Newsham ux eius 

Johannes Butler Robertus Abott 

uxor eius Christopherus Smith 

Margretta Newsham Clementius Ryley 

Jacobus Weeton Robertus Mercer 

uxor eius uxor eius 

ux Christopher Lancaster 


Vidua Banck Vidua Rogerson 

Vidua Clayton per Cedul. Pipe pro Recu- 

santibus Lancastr'. 


Johannes Lancaster de Rainhill ^ in Com Lane. gen. virtute cujus- 
dam A6li parliamenti apiid Westm. xxixP die O£lohr Anno Regni 

Dfii nup Regine Elizahethe xxviii'^ edit et provis' Insti- 

iutat' An A61 for the more speedy and due execution of certaine 
branches of the statute made in the xxitj"^^ yeare of the Queenes Ma^^^^ 
Raigne Intituled An A61 to retaine the Queene's Ma^^^^ Subjects in 
their due obedience^ infra tres menses unde conviBus fuit ad genera- 
lem Gaole dornini Regis deliberatio7iem tentam pro Com. Pal. Lane, 
apud Castrum Lancastria die Sabbati xxiij^ die Martij Anno xix° 

regni Regis Caroli seen Jidi [i66y] Ix^^ 

Ricardus Ackard, yeom Edwardus Stringfellow, husb. 

kirkby [walton-on-the-hill] 
Laurencus Stannought^ Johannes Tatlock, husb. 

Margaretta ux eius Maria uxor eius 

Edwardus Tatlock, * yeom Anna uxor Roberti Norris [husb 

Jona ux eius Dorothea ux Johannis Burton, 

1667, was the third son, by his wife Anne, of John Clifton, of Stalmine Grange, 
and younger brother of Gervase Chfton, of Warton Lodge. He had three sons, 
John, Richard, hving in 1682, and Fr James Bernardine, O.S.F., born 1680, 
who died at Bruges in 1738. The eldest, John, had two sons, Thomas and 

^Administration to the estate of William Cowban, of Plumpton, was 
granted in 1675. 

2 John Lancaster has already been noticed under the schedule of recusants 
convicted at Wigan Jan. 20, 1668. 

^The Stananoughts (variously spelt Standanough, Staninought, Stanny- 
nought, etc.) appear throughout the rolls as of Fazakerley and neighbouring 
townships. Lawrence Stannanought of Kirkby was a recusant in 1633. Two of 
the name were Catholic non- jurors of Much Hoole in 17 17. 

* Already noticed under the convictions of Jan. 20, 1668. 




Radulphus Plump, yeom childwall 

Henricus Hole, husb. Katherina Carter, vid 

Ellena Taylor, spinster WilHelmus Dvvaryhouse, husb. 

Henricus Hichmouth, husb. Margretta Plumb, spinster 
Anna Miller, spinster 


Ricardus fFormby,^ gen. Edwardus Andoe, husb 

Phillipus Norris, ^ husb. Johannes Mathew, husb 

WilHelmus Blevyn, husb. Edwardus Riding, husb 
Cuthbertus fFormby, husb. 


WilHelmus Hunt, husb. EHzabetha Miller, vid 


Maria Quick, vid Margeria Quick, spinster 

Ricardus Quick, ^ husb WilHelmus Pendleton, husb. 

Maria ux eius Jana uxor eius 
Sarah Cooke, vid 


Ricardus Lancaster, husb Ricardus Naylor, ^ husb 

Christiana uxor eius Ellena uxor eius 

WilHelmus Callon, husb Maria Rainforth, spinster 

Jana uxor eius Jana Barrow, spinster 


Thomas Speakman, Blacksmith 

* Already noticed under the convictions of Jan. 20, 1668. 

2 In the 1668 conviction. His will was proved in 1676, and one of the same 
name, of Downholland, in 1664. 

3 Richard Quick evidently died between this conviction and that already 
recorded on Jan. 20, 1668. The Quicks annually appear in the rolls. Richard 
Quick, of Garston, weaver, was a recusant 1625-6, and Robert, of Much 
Woolton, 1626-7. Thomas Quick, of Warrington, George, of Much Woolton, 
and Robert and Thomas, of Halewood, were convicted in 17 16. The last two 
were non-jurors in 171 7, Robert naming his wife, Isabel, and sons Richard and 
William. The lat« Rev. Thomas Quick, who founded St Joseph's Orphanage 
and Industrial School at Manchester, born at Garstang, in the Fylde, was a 
descendant of one of the latter. 

* There were several Benedictines of a family of this name, but it is not 
easy to assign them. Richard Naylor, of Rainford, John, of Orrell, John, of West 
Leigh, Richard, of Pemberton, and Richard, of Brindle, were recusants in 1679. 
Thomas Naylor, of Orrell, as a non-juror in 1717 registered property at West 
Leigh let to William Naylor, and he names his mother Martha. Thomas Naylor, of 
Ashton-in-Macclesfield, a non-juror in 1717, names his son and daughter 
Thomas and Mary. Dom William Placid Naylor, O.S.B., born at Scarisbrick, 
served Brindle from 1722 to 1769. He had two relatives nuns at Cambray, one of 
them, his sister, being Ellen Teresa, bom in 1677. His nephew Dom John 
Placid Naylor, born 1741, died 1795, was evidently related to the Naylors of 
Orrell, for amongst his papers seized during the French Revolution was the 
marriage settlement between Thomas Naylor, of Orrell, and Mrs Alice Card- 
well, of Goosnargh, relict of Thomas Card well, dated Nov. 22, 1752, and also the 
will of Thomas Naylor. A nephew of the latter Benedictine, Dom John Ambrose 
Naylor, born 1738, died in 182 1. 



Breres,^ gen Jacobus Topping, husb 

uxor eius Anna Turner, vid 

Maria Tarlton, vid Johannes Turner, husb 


Thomas Harrison, husb. Willielmus Challoner, husb 

Alicia Edmundson, spinster EUena Cooke, vid 

Thomas Brooke, husb. Georgius Holme, husb 

Alicia ux eius Alicia ux eius 

PARR [prescot] 

Brianus Howard, yeoman Margaretta Owen, spinster 
Eliz Parr, spinster 

WINDLE [prescot] 

Ricardus Egerton, husb Jana ux eius 

Thomas Taylor, yeom. Margeria ux Johannis Eddleston 

EUena ux eius Ellena Arrowsmith, vid 

Jana Travis, vid Margaretta Holland, spinster 

Johannes Travis, husb 


Thomas Walton,^ gen ffrancisca Hayward, spinster 

Maria ux eius Johannes Travis, husb 

BOLD [prescot] 

Christopher Jackson, yeom Margretta ux Gilberti Arrow- 

Jacobus fforster, husb smith, husb. 

Anna Cowley, spinster 
allerton [childwall] 
Willielmus Lathome, yeoman Ellena Hay, spinster 
Henricus Miller, husb 

ditton [prescot] 
Johannes Houghton,^ gen Eliz ux eius 

* Evidently Roger and Alice his wife recorded under the convictions of 
Jan., 1668. 

2 See note under Walton-le-dale. 

^ John Hoghton, of Park Hall in Charnock Richard, acquired Ditton Hall 
with his second wife Elizabeth, daughter and sole heiress of Edward Ditch- 
field, of Ditton Hall, whose uncle, Edward Ditchfield, was ordained priest at 
Douay in 16 19. His first wife was Mary, daughter of William Worthington, of 
Blainscow Hall, by whom he had no issue. The family returned pedigrees at 
the Visitations of 16 13 and 1664, showing its descent from Richard Hoghton, of 
Park Hall, natural son of Sir Richard Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower. Richard, 
who died about 1623, was a staunch recusant, and suffered much for the faith. 
He was thrice married, (i) to Mary, daughter of Roger Rishton, of Pontalgh 
Hall; (2) to Katherine, daughter of George Rogerlye, of Park Hall in Blackrod 
(by Ellen, daughter of William Clifton, of Westby Hall), and relict of Richard 
Tyldesley^ of Garrett Hall in Tyldesley, son of Lambert Tyldesley, of 
Garrett, by Margaret, daughter of Alexander Standish, of Standish; and (3) 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Gerard, of Ashton, and relict of Miles Gerard, of 
Gerard Hall in Aughton, who after Richard Hoghton's death married thirdly 
Mr Gouldesbrough, and was living a recusant at Park Hall in 1638. By 
his first wife Richard Hoghton had a son John, of Park Hall, who mar- 
ried Isabel daughter of Henry Rogerlye, of Lytham, younger son of George 
Rogerlye, of Lytham, by Ellen, daughter of William CUfton, of Westby Hall, 
and had three daughters and coheiresses, Margaret, Mary, wife of Edward 
Worthington, of Wharles, and Catherine, wife of James Holland, of Dalton. 



Hugo Rawson, husb Ester Entwistle 

By his second wife he had William Hoghton, who succeeded to Park Hall, and 
a daughter Elizabeth, a recusant living at Park Hall in 1603. William was a 
lieut.-col. of horse under Col Thomas Dalton, of Thurnham Hall, and was slain 
at the first battle of Newbury, Sept. 20, 1643. He married, (i) Mary, daughter 
of Sir John Gascoigne, of Barnbow Hall, co. York, Bart., by Anne, daughter 
of John Ingleby, of Lawkland Hall, co. York, and after her death, Nov. 8, 1622, 
(2) Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Worthington, of Shevington Hall, by whom 
he had no issue. By his first wife he had — John, born 161 9, appearing in the 
text; Dom Richard Bede Hoghton, O.S.B., who was convicted of recusancy in 
1673, when he would appear to have been serving the chaplaincy at Park Hall, 
and died in 1687; Anne, probably a nun; and Dame Mary Eugenia, O.S.B., of 
Cambray, died i70i.Byhis second wife John Hoghton had issue — William, 
born 1659; Dame Dorothy Scholastica, O.S.B., Abbess of Cambray, died 1726; 
Jane, wife of Richard Walmcsley, of Showley Hall, died Nov. 13, 1722; and 
Elizabeth, who entered the Benedictine Convent at Cambray, July 5, 1684, 
aged seventeen, but left as she found she had no vocation. The son, William, 
married Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Robert Dalton, of Thurnham 
Hall, marriage settlement dated Aug. 15, 1683, and had issue — John Hoghton, 
of Thurnham Hall and Park Hall, who assumed the name of Dalton about 
1710; Dom Robert Edward Hoghton, O.S.B., died on the mission at Park Hall 
in 175 1 ; William, an officer in the army, died Dec, 1712; Elizabeth, wife of 
Edward Errington, of Wallick Grange, Northumberland; and Anne. The 
eldest son, John Hoghton Dalton, married Frances, daughter of Sir Piers 
Mostyn, of Talacre Hall, co. Flint, Bart., and had issue — John Dalton, who 
married Catherine, daughter of Henry Whittingham, of Whittingham Hall, 
and had two daughters and coheiresses, Frances, and Mary, wife of George 
Thornborough ; William, o.s.p.; Robert; Frances, wife of Humphrey Trafford, 
of Croston Hall; and Elizabeth obiit ccelebs. Robert Dalton was thrice married, 
(i) in 1740, to Cecilia, daughter of John Butler, of London, descended from a 
younger son of Henry Butler, of Rawclilfe Hall, and she died in 1749; (2), in 
1753, to Elizabeth Dempsey, of York; and (3) to Bridget, sister and coheiress 
of Thomas More, of Barnborough Hall, co. York. By the first marriage were — 
John, born 1746; William and Robert, ob. inf.; Anne, a nun at Liege; Mary, a 
nun at York, born 1743, died 1803 ; Frances, spr; and Dorothy, wife of Edward 
Sulyard, of Haughley Park, co. Suffolk. By the second marriage — Robert and 
William, o.s.p.; Jane, a nun at Liege; and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Naylor, 
captain of royal marines and brother of Sir George Naylor, York herald. And 
by the third marriage — William Hoghton Dalton, upon whom his father settled 
Park Hall, which he sold, married Louisa, daughter of F. Smith, and had issue 
several children; and Bridget, wife of Sir James Fitzgerald, of Castle Ishen, co. 
Cork, seventh Bart. John, Robert's eldest son by his first marriage, married, in 
1774, Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Rookwood Gage, of Hengrave Hall, co. 
Suffolk, Bart., and died March 10, 1837, aged ninety-one, having had issue — 
John Dalton, who married Mary Anne, daughter of George Gary, of Torr 
Abbey, co. Devon, but died at Bath May 18, 18 19, aged forty-one, s.p.; Mary, 
spinster; Lucy, married in Oct., 18 16, to Joseph Bushell, of Preston and Myers- 
cough Cottage, o.s.p.; Charlotte, spr; Elizabeth, of Thurnham Hall, spinster, 
died March 15, 1861, aged eighty-one; and Bridget, spinster. Upon the death 
of Miss Dalton in 1861, the estates passed to the grandson of Lady James Fitz- 
gerald, Sir James George Dalton-Fitzgerald, ninth Bart, and upon his death 
to his brother. Sir Gerald Richard Dalton-Fitzgerald, tenth Bart. Upon the 
death of the latter, in Feb., 1894, the estates reverted to the eldest son of Wil- 
liam Hoghton Dalton, of Park Hall, who died Jan. 13, 1838, a devout Catholic, 
as did likewise his widow at Hammersmith, Dec, 15, 1865, aged eighty. They 
had issue — William Henry Dalton, the first Protestant of the family, who 
married in 1876 Emma Mary, eldest daughter of J. T. Cook, of Santos, U.S.A., 
and dying at Thurnham Hall, May 12, 1902, aged sixty-seven, was succeeded 
by his eldest son, John Henry Dalton, and left besides, Charles John; Eliza- 
beth ; Margaret ; and Bridget. 


Sara Tildesley,^ spinster Jacobus Cowley, husb 


Ricardus Carter, yeom 

^The Tyldesleys of Ditton were descended from a younger son of the 
Wardley Hall family. Edward Tyldesley, of Ditton, died about 1616, and Ellen, 
daughter of John Ditchfield, of Ditton Hall, was the wife of Thomas Tyldesley, 
of Ditton. The will of Henry Tyldesley, of Ditton, was proved in 1677. 
Thurstan Tyldesley, lord of Tyldesley, obtained Wardley Manor with his 
wife, Margaret, daughter and coheiress of Jordan de Workesley, lord of 
Wardley. Edward Tyldesley, younger son of Thurstan Tyldesley, of Wardley 
Hall, by his second wife, Jane, daughter of Ralph Langton, baron of Newton, 
married Anne, daughter and heir of Thomas Ley land, of Morleys Hall in 
Astley, by Alice, daughter of Sir Edmund Trafford, of Trafford, and founded 
the family of Tyldesley of Morleys Hall and Myerscough Lodge. He had a large 
family, of whom were — Thomas, his successor; Thurstan, of Stansacre Hall in 
Myerscough, who married Mary, daughter of Robert Charnock, of Charnock and 
Astley, and had, Edward, of Douay College in 1585, Richard, Thomas, Robert, 
William, who married Alice, daughter of John Butler, of Kirkland Hall, and 
Cuthbert, who died at Stansacre Hall in 1667, probably the father of John 
Tyldesley, of Stansacre Hall, whose son and namesake sold the hall and estate 
and settled at Fornham St Genevieve, co. Suffolk, where he was a Catholic non- 
juror in 1 7 17, died Feb. 18, 1723, leaving by Catherine, his wife, daughter of 
John Stafford, of Bury St Edmunds, a younger son William, who died in 1729, 
aged twenty, Elizabeth, died 1727, aged twenty-seven, Mary, died 1728, aged 
twenty-five, and the eldest son John, of Bury St Edmunds, will dated Feb. 8, 
1734, proved April i, 1735, who by Jane, his wife, left daughters Frances, and 
Bridget, wife of Mr Hanne, of Deviock, co. Cornwall, brother to Fr Charles 
Hanne, S.J. Thomas Tyldesley, the eldest son of Edward, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Christopher Anderton, of Lostock Hall, and had issue — Edward, 
of whom hereafter, Anne, wife of Sir Cuthbert Clifton, of Westby Hall, 
Dorothy, wife of John Poole, of Poole Hall, co. Chester, and Elizabeth, Abbess 
of the English Convent at Gravelines. Edward, born in 1585, of Morleys Hall 
and Myerscough Lodge, married at Cartmel Priory Sept. 15, 1605, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Christopher Preston, of Holker Hall, who after her husband's death 
in 1622 married Thomas Lathom, of Parbold Hall, and thirdly Thomas Westby, 
of Burne Hall. Edward Tyldesley entertained James I at Myerscough Lodge 
during his royal progress from Scotland. He had issue — Sir Thomas, of Morleys 
and Myerscough, formally christened by the parson at Cartmel Priory 
Sept 10, 161 2, major-general in the royal army, governor of Litchfield, slain at 
the battle of Wigan Aug. 5, 1651, and buried in the Tyldesley chancel at Leigh; 
and Edward, ob. infans, and buried at Cartmel Priory June 8, 1621. Sir 
Thomas by his wife Frances, daughter of Ralph Standish, of Standish Hall, 
by Bridget, daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux, of Sefton, Bart., had — Edward, 
born 1635, of Tyldesley, Morleys, Myerscough, and Fox Hall, Blackpool; 
Thomas, aged twenty- two at the Visitation of 1664, who married Mary, 
daughter of Alexander Rigby, of Layton Hall, and sister and coheiress of Sir 
Alexander Rigby, settled at Preston Bardsea, and died in 1712; Ralph, recu- 
sant of Myerscough in 1682, and living in 1694; Bridget, wife of Henry 
Blundell, of Ince Blundell Hall; Elizabeth Christian, O.S.A., at Paris, born 
1638, professed 1656, died 1719; Frances, wife of Thomas Stanley, of Great 
Eccleston Hall; Anne, O.S.A., born 1641, professed 1657, and Abbess of the 
Augustinian Convent at Paris from 1698 till her death in 1720; Dorothy, O.S.A., 
born 1645, professed at Paris 1662, died 1705; Margaret, died young; and 
Mary, wife of Richard Crane. Edward, the eldest son, was at Douay College in 
1650, was in the list for the intended order of the knighthood of the Royal Oak, 
and married (i) Nov. 26, 1655, Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas flfleetwood, of 
Calwich Hall, co. Stafford, Bart, Baron of Newton, co. Lancaster, by Gertrude, 
daughter of Thomas Eyre, of Hassop Hall, co. Derby, and (2) EHzabeth, daughter 
of Adam Beaumont, of Whitley, by whom he had a daughter Catherine, of 
Preston, spinster. By his first wife Edward had issue — Thomas, bom April 3, 



Johannes Hunt, husb Johannes Laurenson, husb 


Anna Ashton, Spinster Alicia fforest, spinster 

Johannes Hunt, husb Maria Case,^ spinster 

Anna Lyon, vid Johannes fford, husb 

1657, whose "Diary" was edited by the present writer in 1872 and 1873; Edward, 
recusant of Ribbleton, in 1679; James, Hving in 1 7 1 3 ; Frances, buried atLeyland 
May 19, 1659; and Anna Maria, of Preston, spinster, will dated Mch 6, 1753, 
proved Dec. 5, 1755, and buried in the Tyldesley chantry at Leigh, Feb. 9, 
1755, Thomas, the eldest son, of Morleys Hall, Myerscough Lodge, AstleyHail, 
and Fox Hall, an ardent Jacobite and a staunch recusant, was buried at 
Church Town, Garstang, Jan. 26, 171 5, having been twice married, (i) in 1679, 
to Eleanor, daughter and coheiress of Thomas Holcroft, of Holcroft Hall (by 
Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Birch, of Birch Hall, who married secondly 
Henry Bunbury), who was buried at Church Town, Nov. 7, 1693, and (2) 
Agatha, whose identity has not been ascertained, and whose will was proved at 
Lancaster April 30, 1747. By his first wife he had issue — Edward; Thomas 
Holcroft Tyldesley, died young; James, who may be identical with Fr Anthony 
Tyldesle5% O.S.F., who died in 1720; fiflcetwood Tyldesley, who married and 
had issue a son Thomas, living in 171 1; Eleanor Helena Augustine, O.S.A., 
entered the convent at Paris in 1701, took the veil in 1706, and died in 1760; 
Anne Cecilia, O.S.B., born 1688, professed at the English convent at Ghent in 
1707 or 1708, Abbess from 1727 till death 1736; Frances, at York Bar Convent 
in 1 712, and visited the Augustinian Convent at Paris in Dec, 1720; Elizabeth, 
at York Bar Convent in 1 7 1 2 ; and Mary, visited the Augustinian Convent at Paris 
on her way to Flanders in 1717, died and her heart was interred at the convent in 
Paris in 1 7 1 8 . By his second wife Thomas had issue — Charles, baptized at Bispham 
May 9, 1 706 ; Agatha, wife of John Bleasdale, of Goosnargh ; and Winef rid, baptized 
at Bispham Oct. 8, 1702, who married EdwardWinckley,M.D.,of Banister Hall 
and Preston. Edward, the eldest son, succeeded to the family estates, which 
were greatly encumbered, and also to Holcroft Hall. In 17 15 he raised a troop 
for the Chevalier de St George, which he commanded at the battle of Preston. He 
was tried for high treason before the Court of Admiralty in the Marshalsea, 
but pleading that he had been forced into the Jacobite rising, he was acquitted 
by the jury, for which they were reprimanded by the judge. He died at Myers- 
cough Lodge, and administration to his estate was granted at Lancaster to his 
principal creditor, John Crouchley, July 12, 1736. By his wife Dorothy, living 
a widow at Holcroft Hall in 1725, who died Nov. 15, 1739, he had issue — James 
Tyldesley, of Holcroft Hall and Astley Hall, who served in the army of Prince 
Charles Edward in 1745, sold Morleys Hall in 1755, and died in Augt, 1765, his 
will, dated Feb. 8, 1765, being proved at Chester, April 23, 1768; Catherine, 
spinster, of Chester in 1720, then of Ormskirk, and finally of Preston in 1744; 
and (presumably) Mary Michael, O.S.B., of Ghent, professed about 1728-30, 
died 1759. James, by his wife Sarah, had issue — Thomas, baptized at Astley, 
Jan. 9, 1740, living in 1765; Charles, baptized May 12, 1747; James, bapt. 
Jan, 25, 1748; Edward; bapt. March 21, 1750, buried at Leigh, March 28, 1751 ; 
Henry, bapt. Oct. 6, 1752, living in 1765 ; Jane, baptized Augt 13, 1743, married 
at the Collegiate Church of Manchester, in April, 1767, to Charles Gossett, of 
London, merchant; and Anne, bapt. Sept 25, 1744, buried at Leigh Feb. 22, 
1745-6. After this the family are lost in obscurity. There were chapels main- 
tained by the family at Morleys Hall, Myerscough Lodge, and Fox Hall. 

^The presumably elder and Protestant branch of the family returned a 
pedigree at the Visitation of 1664. They were seated at Huyton, till Jonathan 
Case, born in 1653, acquired Red Hasles and Whiston Hall with his wife, 
Elizabeth, heiress of Edward Ogle. She died in Oct, 1675, and subsequently 
Red Hasles was sold by Henry Case. His descendant, Thomas Case, of Huyton 
and Whiston, married a daughter of Giovanni Maurometti, who died a widow, 
and a Catholic, in Paris. Feb. 19, 1890, aged seventy-two. Robert Case, of 


Anna Standish, spinster Mar^aretta Houghton, spinster 

Jana Griffith, spinster Maria Challoner, spinster 


Ricardus Mosse, husb Thomas Waring", yeom 

Eliz uxor eius Dorothea uxor eius 

Edwardus Mosse, husb Ricardus Waring, sen, yeom 

Thomas Ayscough, husb Eliz Holland, vid 

EUenora uxor eius Henricus Holland, yeom 

Thomas Burscough, husb Petrus Aspinwall, yeom. 

Jacobus Burscough, yeom Cislea uxor eius 


Henricus Mosse, yeom Michael Chernock, yeom 

Willielmus Mosse, husb Anna ux eius 

Eliz ux eius Anna ux Ricardi Ashurst, yeom 

Edwardus Mosse, husb Edwardus Mosse, husb 

Jacobus Ascroft, yeom Margretta ux eius 

Katherina ux eius Johanna Mosse, vid 

Rudulphus Holland, yeom Hugo Mosse, husb 

Jacobus Ascrofte, sen., yeom Henricus Mosse, husb 
Ricardus Mosse, yeom 


Cuthbertus Halsall,^ gen ffranciscus Messam, yeom 

Johannes ffletcher, husb Maria ux eius 
Ellena ux eius aughton 

Ricardus Culcheth, husb Gabriel Esketh,^ Ar 

Alicia ux eius Petrus Stanley, gen 

Whiston, was a recusant in 1630, and his widow, Elizabeth, appears in the roll 
for 1635-6. Henry Case and Robert and Jane his wife were recusants of 
Whiston in 1679. Henry Case, of Whiston, registered his estate as a non- 
juror in 1 717, and names his sons John and James, and William Case, of 
Whiston, son of Robert, then living, was a non-juror at the same date, and 
names his sons Roger, Richard, and Robert. The will of Roger Case, of Whiston, 
was proved in 1676. 

^The Halsallsof Melling, descended from Richard, second son of Sir Henry 
Halsall, of Halsall Hall, returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1665. Cuthbert, 
eighth son of Thomas Halsall, of Melling, by his second wife, Margery, dau. of 
Richard Maghull, of Maghull, died in 1666. His sister Anne, of Melling, appears 
earlier in the text, and his brother James later. Richard, the eldest brother, had 
a son and namesake aged about fifty-four in 1665, who was married and had 
issue. Henry, the second brother, married Margaret, dau. of Edmund Gascoigne, 
of Yorkshire, and dying about 1682, left a son, Thomas Halsall, who was con- 
tracted in marriage to Bridget, dau. and coheiress of Sir Cuthbert Halsall, of 
Halsall, which marriage, however, was dissolved, and he then married Elizabeth, 
daughter of a fourth son of Berington of Cowarne Court, co. Hereford, but 
recorded no issue at the Visitation of 1665, at which time he was sixty-two 
years of age. From one of these eight brothers descended James Halsall, of 
Aughton, who registered his estate as a Catholic non-juror in 1717, and names 
Ann, his wife, and his sons and daughters, Edward, James, Mary, and Anne. 
He registered property at Westhead, in the parish of Ormskirk, an ancient Hal- 
sall possession. 

2 Gabriel Hesketh, vide earlier note. 



flfrancisca Scarisbrick,^ vid 

^Frances, widow of Edward Scarisbrick, of Scarisbrick Hall, who died at 
London, Nov. 7, 1652, was the fifth dau. of Roger Bradshaigh, of Haigh Hall, 
and aunt of Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Bart. She was buried in the Scarisbrick 
chancel at Ormskirk, April 16, 1667. The family returned a pedigree at the 
Visitation of 1567, in which, however, the descent of the widow's husband is 
not shown. Edward Scarisbrick, of Scarisbrick, great grandson of Gilbert, 
married (i) Margaret, dau. of Alexander Barlow, of Barlow Hall, and (2), Anne 
Singleton, probably of the Broughton Tower family, who died in March, 1603-4. 
By his first wife Edward Scarisbrick had issue — Edward, George, and Alexan- 
der, all died before their father; Mary, wife of John More, of More Hall and 
Bank Hall; Dorothy; Jane, died in May, 1599; Anne, wife of Christopher 
Anderton, of Lostock Hall ; and Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Parker, of Radham 
Laund, in Chipping, whose dau., Anne, married July 28, 1599, Henry Scaris- 
brick, upon whom her grandfather Edward Scarisbrick settled the family 
estates. Henry Scarisbrick was the eldest son of Thomas Scarisbrick, of Bar- 
wick in Furness, son of Henry, whose father, James Scarisbrick, of Bickerstaffe, 
who acquired that estate with his first wife, Elizabeth, dau. and sole heiress 
of Thomas Atherton, of Bickerstaffe Hall, was the younger brother of the 
Gilbert Scarisbrick mentioned above. James Scarisbrick's second wife, the 
mother of Henry, was a dau. of Sir Thomas Gerard, of Bryn Hall. Henry 
Scarisbrick, the husband of Anne Parker, died Oct. 7, 1608, and had a 
posthumous son, Edward, baptized March 9, 1608-9, who married Frances 
Bradshaigh, of the text, March 24, 1631. He suffered much for his faith and 
loyalty, and his estate was under sequestration at the time of his death in 1652. 
He had issue — James, born 1635, who succeeded to Scarisbrick; Edward, alias 
Neville, S. J., bom 1639, died at Culcheth Hall, and buried Feb. 10, 1708-9; Henry, 
alias Neville, S. J., born 1640-1 , chaplain at Scarisbrick Hall, 1679-88, died 1 701 ; 
Thomas, alias Neville, S.J., born 1642-3, died 1673; Francis, a/zas Neville, S.J., 
bom 1643, died 171 3 ; Anne, wife of Laurence Ireland, of Lydiate Hall, married 
in Jan., 1658, and he after her death, Dec. 28, 1663, joined the Jesuits, and died in 
1673; Dorothy, spinster, died in Oct., 1662; Letitia, wife of Peregrine Tas- 
burgh; and Elizabeth. The eldest son, James, married in 1659, Frances, fifth 
dau. of Robert Blundell, of Ince Blundell Hall. He died April 29, 1673, and his 
widow in Jan., 1 720-1. They had issue — Edward, ob. inf. 1602; Edward, a/ifls 
Neville, S.J., born Jan. 26, 1663-4, died 1735 ; James, oh. inf.; Joseph, ob. 1673; 
Robert, born 1668, who succeeded to the estate; Thomas Joseph, alias Neville, 
S.J., posthumous son, born July 11, 1673, died Jan. 20, 1728-9; Dorothy, ob. 
inf.) and Frances, ob. 1670. Robert, who was engaged in the Jacobite rising of 
1715, and was imprisoned in Newgate in 1717, married in Oct., 1695, Anne, 
sister of John Messenger, of Fountains Abbey, and died in March, 1737-8, and 
his widow in June, 1744, aged sixty-five. They had issue — James, born Sept. 21, 
1696, ob. ante pat.) Edward, alias Neville, S. J., born March 25, 1698, died 1778; 
Robert, ob. s.p. in Jan. 1739-40; William, who succeeded to Scarisbrick upon 
the renunciation of his brother Father Edward, married Elizabeth, dau. of 
Richard Ogle, of Huyton, a Catholic non-juror in 1717, had issue a dau., 
Elizabeth, baptized Oct. 10, 1748, wife of Sir John Lawson, of Brough Hall, 
CO. York, Bart., and was buried at Ormskirk, July 24, 1767; Francis, alias 
Neville, S.J., born in April, 1701, died 1789; Joseph, born 1708, who succeeded 
his brother William to the Scarisbrick estates in 1767, and died unmarried 
about 1780; Henry, alias Neville, scholastic S.J., born 1712, died 1744; Basil 
Thomas, born 171 3, of whom hereafter; Anne, wife of Bryan Palmes, of Na- 
burne Hall, co. York; and Elizabeth, Frances (born 1707), and Mary, who 
became Franciscan nuns at Princenhoff . Basil Thomas Scarisbrick assumed the 
name of Eccleston upon the death, in 1742, of John Gorsuch, of Gorsuch Hall 
within Scarisbrick, who had acquired Eccleston Hall by settlement of the last 
of the Ecclestons, Father Thomas Eccleston, S.J., and assumed that name. He 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Dicconson, of Wrightington Hall, and, 
dying in 1789, was succeeded by his son, Thomas Scarisbrick Eccleston, whose 


Hugo Worthington,^ yeom Ricardus Waring, yeom 

Margretta ux eius Maria Sharpe, spinster 


Nicolaus Sheppard Ellena Stock, vid 

Robertus Sheppard, yeom Johannes Bennett, husb 

Ellena Pennington, vid. Willielmus Bootle, yeom 

Margeria ux Ricardi Molineux, Margretta Bolton, spinster 

yeom Robertus Tarleton, husb 

Katherina ux Nicholai Bolton, Anna ux eius 

husb Edwardus Booth, yeom 

Robertus Melling, yeom Anna ux Roberti Tristran, yeom 

Petrus Hardes, yeom Thomas Tirer, husb 

Anna Hardes, vid Ricardus Gerrard, yeom 

Robertus ffleetwood, yeom Jacobus Nailer, husb 

Ricardus Abram, husb Elena Nayler, vid 

Margeria ux Willielmi Dale Anna ux Johannis Gorsuch,husb 

Margeria ux Willielmi Copple, Ricardus Aughton, yeom 

husb Ellena ux eius 

Nicolaus Aughton, husb Ellena Greene, vid 

Anna ux eius Robertus Bolton, husb. 
Petrus Stock, husb 


Jana Johnson,- vid Thomas Rothwell, yeom 

uncle, Father Francis Scarisbrick, S.J., died the same year, having settled the 
Scarisbrick estate upon him. Upon the death of his uncle, Edward Dicconson 
in 1807, Thomas Scarisbrick Eccleston succeeded to the Wrightington Hall 
estates, married Eleanor, dau. of Thomas Clifton, of Lytham Hall, and died 
Nov, I, 1809, having had issue — Thomas Scarisbrick, who inherited Scarisbrick 
and Eccleston, married Sybella Georgiana, dau. of William ffarington, of Shaw 
Hall, and died s.p., July 11, 1833; Charles, who inherited Wrightington, and 
assumed the name of Dicconson, but upon his succession to the Scarisbrick 
estates in 1833, resumed the name of Scarisbrick only, and died unmarried at 
Scarisbrick Hall, May 6, i860; William, died young; Anne, married in 1807 to 
Sir Thomas Windsor Hunloke, of Wingerworth Hall, co. Derby, Bart., and after 
the death of her brother Charles, in i860, succeeded to the Scarisbrick estate, and 
assumed that name; and Elizabeth, wife of her cousin, Edward Clifton, younger 
son of John Chfton, of Lytham Hall and Clifton Hall, and succeeded to Wright- 
ington Hall upon the death of her brother Charles Scarisbrick, and assumed the 
name of Dicconson. Upon Lady Hunloke-Scarisbrick's death, March 6, 1872, 
the Scarisbrick estate devolved upon her daughter, Eliza Margaret, wife of 
Leon Remy de Biandos, Marquis of Casteja, who by royal licence assumed 
the name of Scarisbrick. The Marchioness died at Scarisbrick Hall, Nov. 13, 
1878, aged sixty-eight, and was buried at Wingerworth. 

^Hugh Worthington, who in later rolls is described as "gentleman," was 
apparently the son of Edward Worthington, of Scarisbrick, and his wife Alice, 
dau. of Gabriel Hesketh, of Aughton Hall. In 171 7 James Worthington, of 
Scarisbrick, registered his estate as a Catholic non- juror, and names his wife 
Grace. It seems most probable that Edward was the eldest son of John Worth 
ington, of Worthington, will proved 1667, who was second son of Thomas 
Worthington, of Worthington Hall, by Isabel, dau. of Gilbert Langtree, of 
Langtree Hall. The Worthingtons returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 
161 3 and 1664. 

2 Jane, dau. of John Molyneux, of New Hall, married John Johnson, of The 
Moorside, in Great Crosby. In her will dated March 16, 1702, proved same year, 
she names among others her brother Edward Molyneux, sister Margaret Moly- 
neux, and her nephews Edward Molyneux, of Formby, with Dorothy his wife. 


Ricardus Poole, yeom Thomas Thellow, husb 

Johannes Lunt, yeom Alicia ux Henrici Aspinwall,husb 

Willielmus Lunt, husb Ricardus Hatton, husb 

Georgius Mercer, yeom Willielmus Rydeate, husb 

Nicholaus Lurting-, yeom Willielmus ffisher, yeom 

Henricus Mercer, yeom Laurencius Sharp, yeom 

Edwardus Alcocke, husb Ricardus ffazackley, husb 

Henricus Atherton, yeom Ricardus Cartwright, yeom 

Margeri Hatton, vid Willielmus Johnson, yeom 
Ricardus Arnold, yeom 


Eduardus Mol)ineux,iyeom Robertus fForneby, husb. 

Simonus Worrall, yeom Robertus Tompson, husb 

Jacobus Ryce, husb. Robertus Hill, yeom 

Willielmus Blanchard, husb Eliz Couldocke, vid 

Robertus Holme, husb Johannes Melling,2husb 

Ricardus Blundall, husb Laurencius Blundell, yeom 

Henricus fformby, yeom Eliz Wilson, vid 
Margretta Mollineux, vid 

Richard Molyneiix, of Alt Grange, Laurence Breres, priest, and her niece 
Catherine Breres, a nun at GraveUnes. John Johnson, of Great Crosby, was a 
CathoUc non-juror in 171 7. 

^The Grange, or Alt Grange, really in Altcar, was held by the Molyneux 
family, of New Hall, in West Derby, under a long lease from their kinsmen 
and namesakes of Sefton. John Molynevix, of the Grange, was a recusant in 
1626-7, and he and his wife Margaret, dau. of John Whalley, appear in the roll 
for 1633-4. The will of Margaret Molyneux, of Alt Grange, widow, was proved 
in 1693. Their son, Edward Molyneux, born at Alt Grange, was ordained priest 
at Douay, and for thirty-eight years served the chapel at Alt Grange, where he 
resided with his brother Richard, and his son and namesake, till his death 
caused by a fall from his horse on Blundell sands, April 28, 1704, aged sixty- 
four. His sister, Jane Johnson, named in the text, left funds for the education 
of her grandnephew Edward Molyneux alias Harrington, born March 10, 1700, 
who, after his ordination at Douay, left the College for the mission, Sept. 25, 
1728, and died at Moor Hall, Oct. 20, 1739. He was the son of Edward Moly- 
neux, of Formby, by Dorothy, dau. of Alexander Hesketh, of Aughton. Bishop 
Smith confirmed upwards of one hundred persons' at Alt Grange on 'Nov. 30, 
1703. The mission subsequently merged into that at Formby. The family 
returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1665. Richard, the second son of Rich- 
ard, of New Hall and Alt Grange, and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Robert 
Harrington, of Huyton Hall, died at Alt Grange, Jan. 27, 171 3. The family 
eventually succeeded to the estates of the Harringtons, and is now represented, 
through the Unsworths, by the Molyneux-Seels. 

2 The Melling family no doubt took its name from Melling in the parish of 
Halsall. One or other of the several Mellings of the text would be connected 
with the family, of which there were many priests. A Douay priest of the name 
came over about 1580. John Melling alias Maxfield was ordained at Douay in 
1612, was lodging in Holborn in 1623, was apprehended, but released by 
Charles I in 1625, and returning to Lancashire died and was buried in the 
Harkirke cemetery, Ince Blundell, April 26, 1633. Richard Melling, ordained 
priest at Douay in 1620, came to England in the following year. Ralph Melling, 
ordained priest at Douay, March 10, 1629, left the college for England May 5, 
1632, and was buried at Harkirke, Ince Blundell, May 2, 1660. Ralph and 
Thomas Melling were recusants at Skelmersdale in 1679. Ralph married Anne 
Tootell, sister of the Rev. Christopher Tootell, of Fernyhalgh, settled there or 
in the neighbourhood, and had two sons priests — Edward, bom March 14, 



Willielmus Blundell,iAr 


Ricardus Billing, -g-en. Johannes Marsh, husb. 

Willielmus Chaddock, husb. Thomas Rothwell, husb 

Thomas Marsh, husb Margretta Cowley, vid 

Willielmus Marsh, husb Milo Ince,^husb. 

1682-3, ordained at Douay, succeeded his uncle at Fernyhalgh, and died there 
April 16, 1733; and John, born Feb. 8, 1688-9, ordained at Douay in 1714, and 
left to become chaplain to the nuns at Lou vain, in March, 17 16, where he died 
May 10, 1745. James Melling, son of Richard Melling, of Broughton, and his 
wife Margaret Adamson, born June 10, 1748, was ordained at Douay, and died 
at Hazelwood Castle, co. York, April 26, 1806. In 17 17, Elizabeth Melling, 
widow of John Melling, of Claughton, whose will was proved in 171 5, registered 
her estate as a Catholic non-juror, and mentioned her son Edward, then an 
infant. The Rev. John Melling, now of Wrightington Hall, is probably descended 
from the same family. 

1 Vide earlier in the text. 

2 Richard Bilhnge, M.D., of Billinge Hall, returned a long pedigree at the 
Visitation of 1665, being then of the age of fifty-two. He visited Rome in 1642, 
and became a Catholic just before his marriage with Margery, dau. of Robert 
Molyneux, of the Wood, in Melling, by his second wife Ellen, dau, of John 
Westby, of Mowbreck Hall. Administration to his estate was granted in 1670. 
His fourth son, Thomas Billinge alias Westby, born about 1654, was ordained 
priest at Rome in 1686, and for some time remained in the service of his 
Excellency the Legate, subsequently laboured many years on the mission, but 
at length returned to Rome to end his days, and died there Jan. 9, 1739-40. 
The eldest son, John, aged seventeen in 1665, succeeded to BiUinge Hall, and 
appears on the roils down to 1684. Margaret Billinge, of Bedford, his widow, in 
1717 registered her estate as a Catholic non- juror, devised to her by her aunt, 
Anne Mossock, dau. and coheiress of Richard Urmston, of West Leigh, and 
widow of Thomas Mossock, of Cunscough Hall. She was apparently Margaret, 
dau. and coheiress of George Bradshaw, of Greenacre, by Frances, dau. and 
coheiress of Richard Urmston, and relict of Richard Shuttleworth, of Bedford 
Hall. John Billinge, of Manchester, who also registered an estate in Bedford as 
a non-juror in 171 7, was apparently her son. The latter's brothers. Father 
Richard Billinge, S.J., born in 1674 or 1676, was chaplain at Croxteth Hall in 
1720, and at Bryn in 1721, where he died, and was buried at Winwick, May 22, 
1732; and George Billinge, temporal coadjutor, S.J., born 1678, died in 1739. 
Father Richard Laurence Billinge alias Laurenson, S.J., born Feb. 15, 171 3, 
was ordained priest at Valladolid, March 4, 1739, and died in 1769. Charles 
Billinge, nephew of Richard and George, born Dec. 16, 1735, entered the Soc. 
of Jesus 1753, and was prefect of St Omer's College in 1761, then came on the 
mission, and was chaplain to Francis Whitgreave, at Moseley House, in Stafford- 
shire, for a few years, till his passion for music led him much into company, and 
gradually estranged him from his duty, caused him to conform first, and then 
to marry. He preached his recantation sermon in Lichfield Cathedral in the 
summer of 1767, but did not gain much respect in the Anglican Church, and 
received no preferment, though he occasionally officiated as a curate at Wom- 
bourn. He lived in Wolverhampton, and in 1767 was writing threatening letters 
to his former patron, Francis Whitgreave. He had a numerous family, was 
always wretchedly poor, earning a scanty maintenance by teaching French in 
Wolverhampton, where he came to a miserable end in 1805. "My townsman, 
Billinge," wrote Bishop Milner in the Appendix to his address to the Bishop 
of St David's, "finding himself summoned away, sunk into despair, starting 
continually, and exclaiming, 'I am a lost man! I am a lost man, and dream of 
nothing but of hell-fire!' " 

^ The will of Miles Ince, of Ince, yeoman, was proved in 1692. His daughters 
Dorothy, Anne, and Elizabeth, spinsters, and Ellen, wife of John Twiss, 


Alexanderus Leigh, ^ husb. Edmundus flfairhurst, husb. 


RIcardus Leig-h, yeom Nicholaus Tayler, husb 

Johannes Crosse, husb Bartholomeus Tirer, husb. 

Thomas Pinington, husb Ellena Mawdsley, spinster 


Alexanderus Barker, ^ gen OHver Crosse, husb 


Roger Culcheth,^ gen. 

yeoman, all of Ince, registered a ninety-nine years' leasehold in Ince from 

April 26, 1678, as Catholic non-jurors in 1717. 

1 Alexander Leigh, of Ackhurst Hall, in Orrell, gent., was the son and heir 
of James Leigh, and his wife Margaret, of the same, who died in 1648, his 
armorial bearings being over the Wigan Free Grammar School, to which he 
contributed funds. He had sisters Alice, Jane, and Ellen. His will was proved in 
1676. He married a dau. of Ralph Lay ton, younger son of Thomas Lay ton, of 
Saxhow, CO. York, by Elizabeth, dau. of Sir James Metcalfe, of Nappa, co. 
York. Mrs Leigh's mother was Dorothy, dau. of Sir Thomas Gerard, of Bryn 
Hall. By this marriage Alexander Leigh had issue — James; Richard, who suc- 
ceeded to Ackhurst Hall; Father John Joseph, alias Layton, S.J,, born 1639, 
died 1703; Father Philip, alias Layton and Metcalfe, S.J., bom Feb., 1650-1, 
died 1 71 7; and probably others, Richard, whose will was proved in 1684, by 
his wife Emerentia, had issue — Father Alexander Leigh alias Layton, S. J., bom 
1 68 1, died 1748; Margaret and Catherine, spinsters, and Anne, widow of Mr 
Sandford, of the family of Up Rossall, co. Salop, who were all residing with 
their mother at Ackhurst Hall in 17 17 and registered their interest in the 
estate as Catholic non-jurors. Mrs Sandford subsequently resided at Preston, 
and in 1740 gave ;^ioo to the mission at Crossbrook in Orrell, subject to 
requiem Masses to be said for her mother Emerentia on Sept, 4, for her sisters 
Margaret and Catherine, on Sept. 26 and July 5 respectively, and another for 
herself on the anniversary of her death. Previous to the establishment of the 
mission at Crossbrook, in 1699, the priest resided at Ackhurst Hall, and the 
Catholics of the district went to Mass there. It would appear that the hall 
eventually became known as Orrell Mount, and was occupied as a convent by 
some French Benedictines, driven from France in 1 792, who removed to Orrell 
in 1 82 1 from Heath Hall, near Wakefield, and remained till about 1840. 

*The will of Alexander Barker, of Dalton, was proved in 1676, and that of 
Alexander Barker, of Langtree, in 1679. There were several priests of the 
family. Alexander Barker alias Parr was ordained at Douay, March 15, 1 631, and 
served the mission at Little Crosby, where he died Oct. 11, 1665. James Barker 
alias Laurence Rigby, born 1675, educated at Douay, took the degree of D.D. 
at St Gregory's, Paris, returned to Douay as professor of divinity in 1707, 
became vice-president, and in 171 3 came to the mission, was elected archdeacon 
of the chapter, March 10, 171 1-2, was also secretary, lived many years at 
Wycliffe Hall, and died there Sept. 23, 1731. 

^His will was dated 1672, proved in 1676. He returned a long pedigree at 
the Visitation of 1664, when he was eighty-four years of age. His wife was 
Margaret, dau. of George Norris, of Bolton, and they had issue — John Culcheth, 
slain at the battle of Newbury, Sept. 20, 1643, in the royal cause; William, 
cornet in the royal army, slain at Newbury, Sept. 20, 1643; Thomas, aged 
forty-four at the Visitation of 1664, married Mary, dau. of Ralph Taylor, of 
CO, Worcester; Roger, slain at Wlrrall, in Cheshire, in 1643; George, of Towne- 
ley in 1682, and later of Abram, will proved 1702; Ralph, married Elizabeth, 
dau, of Richard Tonge, of Tonge Hall; Alexander, of Abram, administration 
granted to his estate in 1685; Margaret, wife of William Crouchley, of Gol- 
bome, appearing in the text; EHzabeth, wife of William Bolton, of Piatt Bridge, 
in Ince ; and Anne, wife of Robert Hunt, of near Frodsham in Cheshire, Thomas 
Culcheth, the eldest surviving son, who probably lived at Wappenbury, co. 
Warwick, had issue — Roger, of Abram, Catholic non-juror in 1717, but later of 


Hugo Plat,iyeom. Johannes Unsworth, husb. 

Nicholaus Mather, husb. Jacobus ffazakerley, husb. 

INCE [wigan] 
Laurencius Crichlowe, yeoman Johannes Glover, husb. 
Thomas Grandy, husb. 


Edvvardus Winstanley, yeom John Nayler, husb. 
Ricardus Rilance, husb. Jacobus Orrell, husb. 

Thomas Nayler, husb. 


Robertus Morecroft, yeom Ellena Worrall, vid 

Johannes Barton, husb Ellena Mercer, vid 

Radulphus Barton, husb Willielmus Widdowes, husb 

Thomas Rothwell, husb Thomas Tickle, husb. 

Ellena ux eius Nicholaus Blundell, husb 

Marg-retta Rothwell, vid Johannes Johnson, husb 

Johannes Marrell, husb. Johannes Riding, husb 

Ellena Davy, vid Johannes Rogson, husbm 

Margretta Ryce sen.- vid Brianus Brianson, husb 

Margretta Ryce jun. vid Ellena Blundell, vid 

Hugo Reynold, husb Robertus Tompson, husb 

Humfridus Blundell, husb Johannes Blanchard, husb 

Willielmus Stock, husb Willielmus Bushell, husb 

Willielmus Arnold, husb. Brianus Lee, husb 

Jacobus Ryce, husb Thomas Mercer, husb 

Thomas ffarrer, husb. Isabella Ryding, husb [sic] 

Ricardus Davey, husb Georgius Ryding, husb 


Thomas Tyler, husb. Anthonius Mercer, yeom 

Wappenbury, where he made his will Dec. 6, 1701, proved by his brother 
Thomas, July 29, 1725, in which he names his wife Isabel ; Thomas, of Wappen- 
bury and Studley, heir to his brother Roger, who sold certain properties in 
Abram in 1726, was of Wigan in 1744, when he mortgaged lands in Abram, and 
was father of Father Thomas Culcheth alias Lewis, S.J., born 1741 in Lanca- 
shire, who at one time served Wappenbury, and died in 1809; George, of 
London; and William, of Kingsteignton, co. Devon, Catholic non-juror in 171 7, 
who married Clara Giffard, of the Chillington family, and dying Dec. 10, 1739, 
left issue, Thomas, obiit ccelebs at Newton Abbot, Dec. 30, 1759, Clara, wife of 
James Puddicombe, and William, who married, June 21, 1764, Jane Coleman, 
and died Sept. 17, 1801, aged eighty-three, leaving an only child and heiress, 
Mary, who married, Nov. 30, 1795, Parmenas Pearce, and dying Dec. 20, 1841, 
in the fortieth year of her widowhood, left an only surviving son, Parmenas, 
born Feb. 10, 1798. 

^The will of Hugh Piatt, of Abram, was proved in 1673. 

2 The Ryce (or Rice) family appear throughout the rolls in Crosby and 
Speke. The latter branch attained some position. The will of Percival Ryce, of 
Speke, was proved in 1663, and those of Margaret and James, of the text, in 
1670. Percival Ryce, of London, apothecary, was a non-juror in 171 7, and 
registered the reversion of property in West Derby, held under a surrender by 
Thomas Ryce. Percival Ryce, M.D,, and Thomas Ryce, both of I-iverpool, as 
non-jurors, registered Fazakerley Hall, and property in Speke, Halewood, etc. 
Fazakerley Hall, in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, a venerable mansion taken 
down in 1823, was long the seat of the mission there. 


Henricus Tristram, 1 yeom Jana Bootle, spinster 

Willielmus Lydgate, husb. Jenetta Bootle, spinster 

Gracia ux eius 


Jana Worrall, vid Anna Hurdes, vid 

Ellena ux Ricardi Worrall, husb Eliz Tarleton, vid 
Anna Couldock, husb. vid Alex Tarleton, husb. 


Lamthome,-vid. Eliz Wignall, vid 

Thomas Worthington, ^ gent Margretta Livesay, spinster 
Johannes Sutton, yeom Willielmus Riding, husb 

Cislea Sutton, spinster Robertus Harvey, husb 

Isabella Sutton, spinster Willielmus Prescott, husb 

Willielmus Wright, husbm Johannes Arnold, husb 

Thomas Reynolds, husb Johannes Tatlock, husb 

Johannes Linicar, husb Willielmus Tatlock, husb 

Maria Lovelady, spinster Nicholaus Livesey, husb 

Johannes Wilson, husb Johannes Harvey, husb 

Thomas Wilson, husb Anthonius Wetherby, husb 

Eliz Wilson, spinster Johannes Speakman, husb 

Jacobus Goare, husb . Willielmus Rymer, husbm 

Thomas Tickle, husb Willielmus Wharton, husbm 

Willielmus Speakman, husb Ricardus Lovelady, husb 

Jana Sutton, spinster 

bickerstaffe [ormskirk] 
Jacobus Smith, yeom Thomas Aspinwall, husb 

Jana ux eius Johannes Hale, husb 

Alicia Westhead, spinster Jana Tayler, vid 

Jacobus Westhead, husbm Edwardus Hunt, husb 

Thomas Webster, husb Radulphus Sheppard, husb 

Thomas Holme, husb Margretta Tayler, vid 

Katherina Greaves, vid Edwardus Tarleton, husbm 

Hugo Heys, husb halsall 

Edwardus Aspinwall, husbm Ricardus Simpkin, yeom 

^His will was proved in 1671. The family constantly appears in the rolls. 
Edmund Tristram, of Ince Blundell, was a non-juror in 17 17, and he names 
Ruth Tristram, John and Ellen Tristram, deceased, and Joseph and Anne 
Tristram. His dau. Jane married William Sale, of Hopcar in Bedford, her mar- 
riage covenant being dated April 22, 17 18. Father Joseph Tristram alias Cross, 
S.J., born at Ince Blundell in 1766, died in 1843. His brother John Tristram 
alias Cross, born 1767, one of a number of priests educated by the Jesuits who 
never joined the Society owing to its temporary suppression, died at Spinkhill, 
CO. Derby, in 1835. 

2 Bridget Lathom, widow, was mother of Richard Lathom, of Aintree, 
surgeon, whose wife Judith opened a school at Liverpool, and received a royal 
mandate in its favour in 1686 after she and her husband had been prosecuted 
for keeping a Catholic school under the penal laws. Dr Lathom died in June, 
1713. He had a chapel in his house, which was regularly served. 

3 Thomas Worthington would appear from the text elsewhere to have 
removed to Worthington Hall in 1668. According to the Visitation pedigree 
of 1664, his father, then aged sixty-five, married Margaret, dau. of John 
Halsey, of Altcar. Thomas Worthington, aged thirty-four in 1664, died at 
Worthington Hall, and his will was proved in 1670. 




Ellena Mercer, vid 
Joanna Plumb, vid 
Ricardus Kenion, husb 
Eliz Rimmer, vid 
Alicia Shorliker, vid 
ffranciscus Haskyn, husb 
Willielmus Rimer, husb 
Margretta ux Jacobi Shorlaker, 

Thomas Harrison, husb 
Margeria ux Cuthberti White- 
head, husb 
Eliz uxor Roberto Sephton, husb 
Jana Greene, vid 
Radulphus fforster, husb 
Margretta ux eius 
Katherina Haskeine, vid 
Henricus Haskeine, husb 

Johannes Aspmwall, husb 
Thomas Aspinwall, husb 
Johannes ffarrar, husb 
Anna ffarrar, vid 
Jacobus ffarrar, husb 
Cislea Tasker, ^ spinster 
Alicia Holme, vid 
Ellena Wakefield, vid 



Ricardus Pye, husbm 
Ellena ux eius 
Anthonius Underwood 

Bartholomeus Holme, yeom 


Margretta Hey ux Henrici Hey, 

Willielmus Rowley, husb 
Eliz Massam, spinster 
Margretta Holland, vid 
Jacobus Rymer, husbm 
Anna Rymer, vid 
Johannes Hartley, husbm 
lydiate [halsall] 

Jacobus ffletcher, husb 
Edmundus Holme, webster 
Henricus Otty, husbm 
Katherina Spencer, vid 

Jacobus Hunter, husbm 
Eliz Hunt, vid 


Radulphus Cooper, husb. 
Radulphus Ainsworth, husbm 
Henricus Everson, husbm 
Eliz Jumpe, vid 
Alicia ux Thome Bankes, husbm 


Johannes Turner, husb 
Jacobus Winterbotham, husb 
Johannes Harsnip, husb 
Henricus Kay, husbm 
Thomas Kay, ^ husb 
Robertus Bulling, husb 
Downholland, probably her father, was 

Thomas Gooding, yeom 
Isabella Smith, vid 
ffranciscus Cartmell, husbm 
Brigetta ux eius 
Henricus Parr, husb 
Thomas Billing, husb 
Thomas Hesketh, yeom 
Ellena Rawlinson. vid 
Ellena Lunt, vid 
Eliz Bradley, vid 


Thomas Mollineux,- gen 
Ellena ffazakerley, spinster 
Henricus Dam, husb 
Jacobus Halsall, ^ gen 

iThe will of Robert Tasker, of 
proved in 1661. 

2 The Molyneux family of The Wood in MeUing returned a very long pedigree 
at the Visitation of 1 567, and a short one at that of 1664. Thomas Molyneux, of 
the text, must have been the fourth son of Robert Molyneux, of The Wood, by 
his second wife Ellen, dau. of John Westby, of Mowbreck Hall. His father was 
slain at the first battle of Newbury, Sept. 20, 1643. 

3 He was the seventh son of Thomas Halsall, of Melling, grandson of Sir 
Henry Halsall, of Halsall Hall. 

* Thomas Kay was a glover in Warrington, and administration to his estate 
was granted in 1668. There were several priests of the family. Peter Kaye was 
ordained priest at Lisbon, and became professor of philosophy there in 1703. 


Samuelus Dunbabin,^ husb Willielmus Penkethman, husbm 

Willielmus Booth, ^ husb Brianus Sixsmith, husbm 

Maria uxor eius Thomas Whitwham, husbm 

ffranciscus Wilson, husb Jenetta Tomlinson, spinster 

Johannes Crouchen, husb Jana Murray, spinster 

Johannes Allen, husb Hugo Halsap, husb 

Humfridus Catterall,^ husb Johannes Pickering, husb 

Willielmus Deane, husbm Johannes Ditchfield, husbm 
Robertus Deane, husb 


Ricardus Mascy, Ar. 


Johannes Marsh, husb Henricus Lawton, husb 

Ricardus Booth, husb Thomas Lawton, husb 

Thomas Unsworth, husbm 


Jacobus Thropp, husb 


Christopherus Bradshawe, yeom Galfridus Lithgore, husb 
Jana ux eius Willielmus Smethurst, husb 

shackerley [leigh] 
Willielmus Berry, husb EUinora Parkinson, spinster 

Lambertus Berry, husb 

ASTLEY [leigh] 

Willielmus Bradshaw, yeom Ellena Lithgoe, vid 

Henricus Hoghton, husb Robertus Lithgoe, husb 

Johannes Gant, husb Willielmus Lithgoe, husb 

Willielmus Hope, husbm Ellinora HoUcrofte sen., vid 
Ricardus Smith, husb 

westleigh [leigh] 

Edwardus Liptrott, husb Ricardus Naylor, husb 

Johannes Mather, husbm Henricus Kearsley, husb 


Johannes Holcrofte, husb Georgius Smith, husb 

Ricardus Smethurst, husb Johannes King, husb 

haigh [vvigan] 
Ellena Roycroft, vid Henricus Sethworth, husb 

Thomas Leigh, husb Gratia Rothwell, vid 

Dom James Ambrose Kaye, O.S.B., professed in 1735, died in 1777. Peter 
Kaye, born in Warrington, ordained priest at Rome in 1829, died at Blackburn 
in 1856. John Peter Kaye, ordained priest at Lisbon in 1842, died 1884. 
^The Dunbabins were a Warrington family. 

2 He was probably a relative of Richard Booth, of Woolston-cum-Poulton, 
named later in the text, whose son Edward was baptized by the martyr, Dom 
Edward Ambrose Barlow, O.S.B., Dec. 15, 1639, and hence assumed the alias 
of Barlow at Lisbon, where he was ordained priest in 1664, and died at Park 
Hall in 1719. He was the inventor of the repeating watch. His father died in 
1673. John Booth, probably a nephew, was ordained priest at Lisbon in 1696, 
and died in 1722; and Dom Robert Ambrose Booth, O.S.B., professed in 1673, 
died at Dieulward in 1679. 

3 His will was proved in 167 1 . 



Maria Speakman, vid Alicia Stirropp, spinster 

Robertus Guest, husbm Thomas Leather, husb 


Brianus Arrowsmith Thomas Kethley, hti^b 

Eliz Corles, vid Georgius Croft, husb 

Galfridus Harrdman, husb Johannes Grimshawe, husb 

Willielmus Crouchley, husb Alicia ux eius 

Radulphus Thomason, husb Radulphus Croft, husb 

Ricardus Liptrott, husb Johannes Hasleden, husb 

lowton and kenyon [winwick] 
Robertus Tickley, husb Johannes Unsworth, husbm 

Gilbertus Unsworth, husb Johannes Kay, husbm 

Petrus Holcrofte, husb Robertus Kenyon, ^ husb 

Henricus Johnson, husb Per Cedul. Pipe pro Recusan. 

Henricus Unsworth, husb 

stretford [Manchester] 
Johannes Sidall de Stratford in Com Lane, virtute cmusdam A^us 
Parliamenti &€. ad aliqiwd tenipus infra unum mensetJi prox sequen 
decimwn diem Martij Anno xix° regni regis nunc Caroli secundi &"€ 
unde convi^lus fuit ad sessio?ies a^c tentas apnd Manchester die Jovis 
vis vicesimo tertio die Januarij Anno xix &'c [1668] 

Anna Sidall Thomas Johnson 

Robertus Vaughan jun Maria Rainshaw 

Elizabetha Vaug-han Maria Mosse^ 

1 Administration to the estate of Robert Kenyon, of Lowton, was granted in 
1673. The Kenyons were an offshoot of the territorial family of that name, and 
constantly appear in the rolls. Edward Kenyon went to Rheims in 1587, thence 
was sent to the school at Eu in 1588, whence he returned to Rheims in 1590, 
received minor orders in 1592, and was transferred to the college at Douay in 
1 593. In the following year he went to Valladolid, where he was ordained priest, 
and came to the mission. He is possibly the priest whom Gee reported to be 
about London in 1623. Two Benedictine nuns of this family, Margaret and 
Helen, were professed at Cambray in 1604, and died respectively in 1645 and 
1657. Dom Thomas Anselm Kenyon, O.S.B.,born at Warrington in 1770, died 
in 1850. Edward Kenyon arrived at Douay College, Oct. 13, 1781, from Lanca- 
shire, was ordained priest in 1790, and was professor of poetry till he left for 
the mission, March 26, 1792, and died in Liverpool in 1837. 

^The Mosse family probably came from Skelmersdale, where they were 
recusants from the commencement of the rolls in 1591. They seem to have 
settled in Stretford about this period. One of them, Bro. Joseph Mosse, O.S.B., 
born in 1625, died in 1702. Another, Peter Mosse, married Catherine, dau. of 
Thomas Middleton, of Leighton Hall, by Catherine, dau. of Thomas Hoghton, 
of Hoghton Tower. She was sister to Sir George Middleton, of Leighton Hall, 
Bart. It was probably her grandson, Peter Mosse, who found the money and 
entered into partnership with John Holker, the pioneer if not the originator of 
cotton manufacture in France. Both were Catholics and strong Jacobites. In 
1745 they joined the Manchester Regiment under Col. Francis Towneley, Peter 
Mosse receiving a captaincy, and John Holker a lieutenancy. They were taken 
prisoners at Carlisle, and sent to Newgate prison in Feb., 1746. The trial was 
fixed for the following June 23, but the night before they both effected their 
escape. Captain Mosse went to Spain, and died there in 1776, leaving all his 
estate, with some pictures and plate, to his grandson, John Gartside,of Crump- 



Robertus Owen jun Margareta Burges 

Ricardus Burgis 


Katherlna ux Johannis Turner Anna ux. Ricardi Bent 

Penelope ux Roberti Heyes,^ Henricus Bent 

gen Margretta Bent 

Anna Nayler, vid Ellena Atherton 

Johnes Irlam Ricus Atherton 

Anna ux eius Jacobus Atherton 

Willielmus Irlam Ellzabetha Urmston 

Radulphus Knight Maria Smith 

sail Hall, whose father had married the captain's only dau. In 1776 John 
Gartside married Catherine, dau. of Philip Howard, of Corby Castle. The 
Gartsides had suffered severely for their loyalty to the Stuarts in 171 5. Besides 
his Stretford property, Capt. Mosse owned a considerable estate near Bolton, 
which escaped confiscation owing to his not having been brought to trial. The 
Holkers through some accident do not appear in this hst, though they were 
always recusants and had been settled at Monton, in the parish of Eccles, for 
some generations. Of this family were, George Holker, who went to Douay 
in 1590, but left on account of his inability to undergo laborious study; and 
Richard Holker alias Nowell, son of Laurence Holker, of Monton, and his 
wife, a dau. of Roger Nowell, of Read Hall, who went to the English College 
at Rome in 1631, aged twenty-four. The Holkers, originally of Cheshire, 
obtained an estate at Read in 1409, through the marriage of Richard Holker 
with Katherine, dau. of John del Holt, of Read. In the reign of Elizabeth, 
John Holker, of Read, married Margaret, dau. of Richard Towneley of 
Dutton Hall. Richard Holker, after receiving minor orders, had to return home 
on account of his father's death in 1G31. John Holker, the friend of Captain 
Mosse, after his escape served in Flanders, and was engaged in various battles 
and sieges till 175 1. After the battle of Lanfeld he was presented with a hand- 
some sword by Prince Charles Edward, which is still preserved by his descend- 
ants. In 1753 he patriotically notified the English Government of certain offers 
made to him by the French Government in connexion with the introduction of 
works at Rouen, and stated that if his pardon was granted he would forego the 
great advantages offered to him. No notice, however, was taken of the petition, 
and therefore, in 1754, Holker accepted the offer, quietly crossed to England, 
and engaged twenty-five hands in Manchester to instruct the French operatives 
at Rouen in the English methods of manufacture. In 1755 he was appointed by 
the French Government to be inspector-general of foreign manufactures, a 
post which he retained till his death, at Montigny, near Rouen, April 27, 1786. 
In 1770 he was nominated a Knight of the Order of St Louis. His first wife, 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Hulton, of Manchester, to whom he was married by the 
Rev. Henry Kendal, the priest at Manchester, died in Jan., 1776, and was 
buried in the cemetery attached to the English Convent at Gravelines. Subse- 
quently he married the widow of Jean Testart. He had a son John (Jean), who 
became consul-general at Philadelphia, and died at Springsburg, Virginia, in 
1822, and whose son, JeanLouis, born April 2, 1770, died atParis, Aug. 18, 1844, 
having been head of the chemical works at Rouen, founded by his grandfather, 
during the Empire. The latter was the father of Henri Holker, of the French 
Navy, who published pamphlets on marine tactics and the manning of the 
Navy in 1842 and 1846 {vide Crofton's Hist, of Stretford, vol. iii). 

* Penelope, fourth daughter of Adam Byrom, of Salford, by Helen, dau. of 
Edmund Prestwich, of Hulme Hall, married Robert Haye, or Heyes, of Monkes 
Hall, fourth son of Ellis Haye, of Monkes Hall, in the parish of Eccles, by 
Alice, dau. of Robert Holden, of Holden Hall. Her brother, John Byrom, 
returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, as did likewise her husband's 
nephew, Ellis Haye, of Chorlton Hall, whose wife, Katherine, was the dau. of 
Thomas Standish, of Duxbury Hall. 



Radulphus Holcroft^ 

HEATON [dean] 

Johannes Smith 

HORWICH [dean] 

Thomas Anderton,^ yeoman Elizabetha Dalton 

Anna Anderton vid 


Rowlandus Bellasse,^mil Franciscus Hunt 

Domina Anna Bellasse ux pred Anna Hunt 

Rowlandi Maria Standish'^ 

Edwardus Toothall Margareta Roscoe 

RUMWORTH [dean] 

Henricus Bannaster Isabella Seddon 

fFrancisca ux eius Anna Seddon 

ASPULL [wigan] 
Willielmus Marsh Ricardus Urmston 

Nicholaus Marsh ux eius 

^His will was proved in 1 671, and that of a namesake, of the same place, in 

"The will of Thomas Anderton, of Horwich, was proved in 1669. In 1642 
(Preston Guild) he had sons, Christopher, Thomas, William, and Laurence. 
He was one of the Andertons of the Lostock Hall branch, and probably son 
of Christopher Anderton, of Horwich, whose will was proved in 1629. He was 
no doubt a near relation of the famous "silver-mouthed" Anderton, son of 
Thomas Anderton, of Horwich, who took his B.A. from Christ's College, 
Cambridge, in 1596-7, subsequently became a secular priest, eminent as a con- 
troversialist and poet under the alias of /'John Brereley, Priest," and finally 
joined the Society, and passed on the mission under the aliases of "John Hart" 
and "Scroop." The Anderton pedigrees, printed and in MS., are all very unsatis- 
factory concerning the Horwich branch of the family. There were very many 
priests and nuns connected with the various branches, including that of 
Horwich, and it is difficult to identify them all. 

2 The Hon. Sir Rowland Belasyse, K.B., was the third son of the Hon, 
Henry Belasyse, M.P, for co. York, by Grace, dau. and heiress of Sir Thomas 
Barton, of Smithells Hall, in Halliwell. He married Anne, eldest dau. and sole 
heiress of J. Davenport, of Sutton Hall, co, Cheshire, and dying at Smithells in 
1699, was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas, of Sutton Hall, who seised his 
uncle. Sir Thomas Belasyse, as third Viscount Fauconberg, of Yarum, co. York, 
in 1700. The latter died in 1718, and three years later the fine old mansion of 
Smithells Hall, with its ancient chapel, was sold, some funds being reserved for 
the support of the Catholic mission in the district. 

*Mary Standish may have been the second dau. of Edward Standish, of 
Standish Hall, whose estate was probably under sequestration for recusancy 
at this period, as his name does not appear in this list. He married Elizabeth, 
dau. of Sir Francis Howard, of Corby Castle, co. Cumberland, and his son 
William was twenty-six years of age at the Visitation of 1664. The Standish 
family were always staunch recusants, and suffered much for their loyalty. 
William married Cecilia, dau, and sole heiress of Sir Robert Bindlosse, of Ber- 
wick Hall, Bart., and his son, Ralph Standish, married the Lady Philippa 
Howard, dau, of Henry, Duke of Norfolk, Their son Ralph died without sur- 
viving issue in 1735, when the Standish and Berwick Hall estates passed to his 
sister Cecilia, wife of William Towneley, of Towneley Hall. Through the 
marriage of the latter's dau. Cecilia with Charles Strickland, of Sizergh Castle, 
CO. Westmoreland, the Standish estates passed to her son, Thomas Strickland, 
who assumed the name of Standish, whose descendant is the present lord of 


Radulphus Aynscow Anna Lowe, vid 

Philis ux eius Anna ux Samuelis Meller 

Alicia Aynscow Anna Seddon, vid 

Jacobus Marsh sen"^ Susanna Mackenson, vid 

Elizabetha ux eius Jana Tayler, vid 

Radulphus Seddon ux Milonis Gerard^ 

Jona ux eius ux Ricardi Bradley 

1 Highfield House, in Aspull, passed through various offshoots of the Gerards 
of Bryn Hall, but "Miles" was a distinctive name of the Gerards of Ince Old 
Hall, who returned a pedigree at the Visitation of i6 13, in which, however, no 
Miles appears likely to be living in 1667. All the printed Gerard pedigrees are very 
incomplete. The Gerards of The Ince, or Ince Old Hall, also registered along pedi- 
gree at the Visitation of 1 567, claiming descent from a younger son of the Gerards 
of Bryn. William Gerard, of Ince Old Hall, married Jane, dau. of Sir Alexander 
Osbaldeston, of Osbaldeston Hall, by his second wife, Helen, dau. of Thomas 
Tyldesley, of Wardley Hall, and had issue — ^Myles; Thomas, a Douay and 
Rheims priest, who died a confessor of the faith inWisbeach Castle ; and Alexander, 
ordained priest at Laon, April 5, 1586, came to England 1587, and served Lea 
Hall, a seat of the Hoghtons of Hoghton Tower, Rixton Hall, the seat of the 
Mascy family, and elsewhere. Myles, the eldest son, according to the 161 3 
pedigree, had only one son, Thomas, then of the age of twenty-two,who married 
Ellen, dau. of Edward Langtree, of Langtree Hall, and had an only dau. and 
heiress Anne. He is said to have sold Ince to his kinsman, Lieutenant-Colonel 
Richard Gerard, second son of Sir Thomas Gerard, of Bryn, Bart., and he died 
in 1673. Colonel Gerard, who was born in October, 161 3, married (i) Frances, 
dau. of Sir Ralph Hanley, of Tickhill Castle, co. York, by whom he had a son, 
who died in infancy, and (2) Judith, dau. of Sir Nicholas Stewart, of Pateshall, 
CO. Northampton, by whom he had seven children. He took an active part in 
the civil wars, and upon the restoration was sworn cup-bearer in ordinary to 
the queen-mother. He died at Ince, Sept. 5, 1686. He had issue by his second 
wife — ^Thomas, bom May 21,16. . , who resided at Highfield House, lord of Aspull, 
Ince, Southworth, etc., who married Mary (born Oct. 28, 16 . . , died May 30, 
1724), dau. of John Wright, of Kelvedon Hall, co. Essex, was a Catholic non- 
juror in 1 717, and died in 1724; Richard, apothecary, of Wigan, who married 
Jane, dau. of Samuel Prescott, of Orrell, and was living in 173 1, of whose issue 
hereafter; William, novice S.J., born 1656, who died at Liege in 1676; John, 
S.J., who died at St Omer's College, Oct. 10, 1696; Frances Scholastica, O.S.B., 
abbess of Ghent, died Sept. 6, 1711; Anne, a nun at Lidge; and Juliana, 
ob. in fans. Thomas, the eldest son, had issue — Richard, bom May i, 16.., 
Catholic non-juror in 171 7, of Highfield, who married, in 1730, Margaret, dau. 
of John Baldwin, made his will Feb. i, 1734-5, and died s.p., being the writer of 
certain obituaries and nativities used in this pedigree; William, born Nov. 9, 
16. ., probably identical with the Jesuit of his name born 1687, died in Mary- 
land, according to Foley, April 16, 1731, though the writer of the obituaries 
places his death under Jan. 5 ; Thomas, born Oct, 5 (according to his brother's 
note, though Foley says 14th), 1692, entered the Society in 17 14, succeeded 
his distant kinsman, the Rev. Ralph Gerard, at Bamfurlong Hall in or about 
1698, and was serving the chapel there in 1702, went to Maryland in 1733, 
returned about 1737, and in 1744 was at Belgrave, co. Leicester, formerly the 
seat of the Beaumont family, but then of John Beaumont Byerley (whose 
mother was coheiress of Sir Thomas Beaumont, Bart.), and died in 1761, 
having sold Southworth Hall and manor to his cousin, William Gerard, 
of Ince Hall, in 1744; Caryll, born Nov. 18, 1695, ordained priest at Rome 1720, 
left 1723 to be chaplain to the convent O.S.A. at Bruges, an office which he 
resigned in 1761, but stayed at the convent till his death, Sept. 12, 1779; 
Frances, born Jan. 22, Bridget, born July 15 (living 1734-5), Clare, bom Feb. 28 
(living 1734-5), Elizabeth, born March 15, died Jan. 25, Anne, bom May 5, 
(living 1734-5), and probably Mary, all according to their brother's notes. 
Richard, the second son of the Colonel, had issue— Richard Gerard, junior 


ux Robert! Gorton Johannes Makenson 

ux Jacob! Pilkington Isabella ux eius 

Gracia Penington Elizabetha Houghton 

Elizabetha Penington Jacobus Seddon 


Johannes Voydell 


Ricardus Milne Daniel Milne 


Johannes Hulton ^ Agnes Hurst 

Alicia ux eius Margretta Hurst 

Adamus Hulton Ellena Hurst 

Willielmus Hulton Elizabetha Cheetham 

Katherina Woodward Maria Greene 

Anna Whittell ux Johannis Greene 

Margretta ffrance, vid Elizabetha ux Jacobi Pendlebury 

Ellena Parr Elizabetha Wathwaite 

Anna Rigby Elizabetha Lord 


Franclsca Seddon 


Adamus Smith Ricardus Redford 

apothecary, of Wigan, who married Isabella, dau. of John Baldwin, and 
sister to his cousin Richard's wife, and had issue, Thomas, S.J., born July 23, 
1667, was serving the family chaplaincy at Highfield in 1701-4, and died at St 
Omer's College in 171 5; and William. The eldest son, Richard, died in 1743, 
and had issue — ^William, heir to his cousin Richard Gerard, of Ince Hall and 
Highfield, died s.p. in 1743; Mary, eventual heiress, married John Walmesley, 
second son of John Walmesley, of Wigan, grandson of Richard Walmesley, 
of Showley Hall; and Elizabeth, spinster. John Walmesley died in 1780, and 
his wife, the heiress of Ince and other estates, in 1795. Their son Richard 
Walmesley, bom 1752, abandoned Ince Hall, and in its place erected West- 
wood House, in Ince, which has since been the seat of the family. 

^ The Hultons of Westhoughton were descended from a younger son of the 
Hultons, of Hulton Park, in the same parish, who returned pedigrees at the 
Visitations of 1567 and 1664. A very long pedigree traced from the reign of 
Henry II appears [in Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees, 1873. Adam Hulton, of 
Hulton Park, by his wife Clemence, dau. of Sir William Norreys, of Speke Hall, 
was succeeded, at his death 15 Eliz. (1572-3), by his son William, who married 
Margaret, one of the daughters and coheiresses of Henry Keighley, of Inskip 
Hall, by Mary, dau. of Sir Thomas Carus, Judge of the Queen's Bench. Her 
eldest sister and coheiress, Anne, married Sir William Cavendish, of Hardwick 
Hall, CO. Derby, Baron Cavendish, ancestor of the Duke of Devonshire, the 
present lord of Inskip. William had issue — Adam, of Hulton Park, ancestor 
of the late Sir William Wilbraham Blethyn Hulton, of Hulton Park, who was 
created a baronet, and whose son is the present representative of the family; 
William of Over Hulton, buried in 1653; Cuthbert, of Over Hulton, who 
appears annually in the recusant rolls, with his wife Mary, between 1591 and 
1635; Rowland, of Westhoughton, a recusant till death in June, 1648; Henry; 
Elizabeth, wife of Robert Dalton, of Thurnham Hall; Katherine, wife of 
Assheton Potter, of Croston and Over Hulton; Martha; and Margaret, vixit 
1624. Adam, the squire, conformed, and henceforward the pedigree records no 
Catholic alliances. The Hultons of the text were probably sons or grandsons of 
Rowland. Administration to the estate of Adam Hulton, of Westhoughton, 
was granted in 1687, and the will of William Hulton, of the same, was proved 
in 1672, and that of Jane Hulton, of Over Hulton, widow, in 1679. 



Georgius Martincroft^ 


Robertas Bancrofte 


Henrlcus Potter^ Adamus Grundy 

Maria ux eius Anna Rawson, vid 

HenricLis Hulme Thomas Rawson 

Katherina Cooke, vid Thomas Smith 

Ricardus Hall Johannes Scot^ fil pred Lam- 

Marg-retta ux eius berti Scot 

Elizabetha Grundy 


Georgius Jenyon,^ yeom Elizabetha ux eius 

* George Martincrofte subsequently removed to Bedford, near Manchester, 
where he was a recusant, described as "gentleman," in 1682-4. He was probably 
the son of Richard Martincrofte, of Manchester, who, with his wife Elizabeth, 
appears in the roll for 1626-7, and is described as a joiner. In 1634-5 and later 
years, Richard Martincrofte, of Manchester, and his wife Anne appear, and the 
will of Richard Martincrofte, of Wickleswick (now Trafford Park), joiner, was 
proved in 1666. Subsequently the family removed to Croft, in Winwick, where 
John Merry Martincroft, of Croft House, died July 9, 1839, aged fifty-nine. 

2 Assheton Potter, said to be of Croston in the Hulton pedigree, but of Over 
Hulton in the recusant rolls between 161 7 and 1630, married Katherine, dau. 
of William Hulton, of Hulton Park. It is probable that he belonged to the 
recusant family seated at Ashton in Makerfield, where Ellen Potter, probably 
a Gerard of Bryn, and her son Gerard Potter, were convicted of recusancy, as 
well as Oliver Potter, in 1633 seq. Assheton Potter's father was probably Henry 
Potter, whose dau. Margaret married first, John Lathom, of Mosborough Hall, 
and second, Alan Hulton, of Farnworth. Henry Potter, of the text, was 
doubtless son of Assheton Potter, and remained on the rolls till his death at 
Worsley in 1681. John Potter, of Ashton, whose will was proved in 1619, had a 
dau., Emma, wife of John Chaddock, of Chaddock Hall, and a son, John Pot- 
ter, of Ashton, administration to his estate granted in 1647, who married 
Elizabeth, dau. of Alexander Radcliffe, of Leigh. Henry Potter's descendant, 
John Potter, of Manchester, contributed largely to the erection of the old 
Catholic chapel dedicated to St Chad, in Rook Street, ^Manchester, in 1776. 
Religious controversy ran high at that time, and prejudices were strong. It was 
on this occasion that Mr Potter is said to have written a pamphlet under the 
ludicrous title of "A Ball of Wax against a Ball of Soap." 

^ Administration to the estate of Lambert Scott, of Astle3^ was granted in 
1688. His name has apparently been omitted by the transcriber. The Scotts 
came from Pemberton, where they regularly appear in the rolls from 1591, 
Gilbert, Cuthbert, Ralph, and Roger, being their principal names. 

*The Jenyons obtained Park Hall in Blackrod from the Rogerleys, who 
returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 161 3, when George Jenyon, upon whom 
the estate was entailed, was of the age of four years. George Rogerley, of 
Lytham, married Ellen, dau. of William Clifton, of Westby Hall. His widow 
continued on the rolls till her death in 1604. They had issue— George Rogerley, 
of Park Hall, in Blackrod, a staunch recusant till his death in 1616; Richard, of 
Lytham, a recusant in 1595-6; Henry, of Lytham, recusant in 1595-6, whose 
dau. Isabel married John Hoghton, eldest son of Richard Hoghton, of Park 
Hall in Chamock Richard, and had three daughters and coheiresses, Margaret, 
Mary, wife of Edward W^orthington, of Wharles, and Catherine, wife of James 
Holland, of Dalton; and Katherine, wife of Richard Tyldesley, eldest son and 
heir of Lambert Tyldesley, of Garret Hall, lord of Tyldesley. The eldest son, 
George Rogerley, married Margaret, dau. of William Skillicorne, of Prees Hall, 


Jacobus Barker sen Ricardus Rigby, Husbm 

Maria ux eius Anna ux eius 

Johannes Sheppard Johannes Copeland, Webster 

Ellena Sheppard,.vid Ellena ux eius 

Margretta Sheppard, spinster Ellena ux Thome Aynsworth 

Nicholaus Harrison, yeoman Agnes ux Jacobi Watmough, 

Willielmus Norres Husbm 

Juliana ux eius Margareta Markland, vid 

Isabella Law 


ux Ricardi Pennington, Ar. Anna Martinscroft 
Josua Wilson 


Henricus Addison Christopher I3ower 

Jacobus Williamson Anna Kirke 

Eliz. ux eius Willielmus Tipping 

Adamus Houlden Katherina ux eius 
Thomas Simpson 


Hugo Wearing de Yelland cum Silversdale in Com Lane virtute 
eiusdetn Acli Parliamenti &c non accessit EcclesicB suce parochiali 
&=€ ad aliquod tempus infra umnn meitsent prox sequen. secmtdum 
diem Decembus Aiuio xxiij. Regis nunc Caroli secundi <5r'r [1672] 
nude convi6liis fiiit ad sessioties &€ o6lavo die Oclohris Anno xix 
Regis nunc Caroli secnndi &c [1667] 


Alicia ux Christopheri Wilkinson, Gunsmith 


Thomas Morley Anna ux Edwardi Jepson, Husbm 

LANCASTER AHcia ux Roberti Sturzaker, 
Anna ux Ricardi Ormandy, Sadler Husbm 

Willielmus Parkinson, Webster Elizabetha Harrison, spinster 

Lsabella ux eius Lsabella Knipe, vid 

Thomas Whittingham, husbm Ellena Knipe, spinster \s^^^ 

Ellena Nickson, vid Dorothea ux Edmundi Newton, ^ 

who was still a recusant at Park Hall in 1638. They had issue four daughters 
and coheiresses — Ellen, who married (i) Dr John Jenyon, who resided with his 
wife at Park Hall, till his death in 161 3, and {2) Laurence Worthington, of 
Crawshaw Hall, by whom she had no issue; Jane, spinster, recusant in 1612-3; 
Katherine, wife of John Osbaldeston, of Sunderland Hall; and EUzabeth, wif c 
of John Parkinson. Ellen, by her first husband, Dr John Jenyon, had issue a 
son, George Jenyon, upon whom Park Hall was entailed by his grandfather. 
He was living a recusant there with his wife Mary in 1626-7, subsequently 
appears on the rolls with his wife Elizabeth, and was still a recusant in 1679. He 
had issue — John Jenyon, of Park Hall, who conveyed Park Hall in trust Aug. 11, 

1684, and his widow, Lucy, assigned it, Nov. 12, 1700, to Thomas Lucas, 
citizen of London, after which all trace of the family is lost; George Jenyon 
(or J anion), S.J. , born 1646, died 1698; and William, S.J., born 1652, died 

1685. The manor of Blackrod was subsequently purchased by the Earl of 

*The Newtons seem to have been settled in Lancaster for some genera- 
tions. The will of Edmund Newton, of Lancaster, was proved in 1569, and 


Elizabetha ux Marci Horsfall, JennettauxRicardi Russell, slater 


Johannes Mason, husbm 

allithvvaite [cartmel] 
Willielmus Wilkinson, husb Margeria ux eius 

ffranciscus Thorneborrow, gen 

yealand-cum-silverdale [warton] 
Thomas Blackhouse Maria ux eius 


Thomas Whiteside, Husbm Christopherus Langton, husbm 

yealand-cum-silverdale [warton] 
Martha Blackborne, ^ vid 



Thomas Jackson, Husbm 


Johannes Parkinson, Husbm 

yealand-cum-silverdale [warton] 
Elizabeth Harris, spinster Henricus Corles, labourer 


ffranciscus Morley, - gen. Christopher Parkinson, Husbm 

ux eius 


Alicia Beckbayne, ^ Spr. Maria Accothwaite, spinster ^ 

Johannes Beckbaiyne, husbm Sibilla Beckbayne, spinster 

Thomas Beckbayne, husbm Anna Beckbayne, spinster 

Margretta Beckbayne, spinster Ellena Holme, spinster 

quernmore [Lancaster] 

Christoferus Cumberland,^ Elizabetha ux Ricardi Gibson,^ 

husbm husbm 

Dorothea ux eius Thomas Winder,^ husbm 

that of Isabella, of the same, in 1663. The name also appears at Cantsfield and 
Whittington. They probably derived from Newton in Allithwaite. 

1 She no doubt belonged to the Blackburnes of Over Kellet or Capenwray, 
who appear in the rolls from 1591, and were people of position. Thomas Black- 
house, appearing just above in the text, is clearly an error for Blackburne. 

* Vide later on, under Josias Morley. 

3 The Beckbaynes, of Gunnerthwaite, in the parish of Melling, were old 
recusants. The wills of George, John, and Robert Beckbayne, all of Gunner- 
thwaite, were proved respectively in 1633, 1715, and 1727. 

* Hathornthwaite, vide later. 

* Administration to his estate was granted in 1675. 

•She was still on the recusant rolls in 1680-4, when her husband, whose will 
was proved in 1703, was described as yeoman. 

' There were Catholic families of this name both at"Quernmore and Nether 
Wyresdale. Of the latter family Edward has previously appeared in the text. 
One of that name was a recusant there in 1603, and Margaret, wife of Edward, 
in 1626. The Quernmore family came from Caton, and all probably derived from 
High Winder, in Melling parish, where the territorial family of the name ended 
in an heiress, who became the wife of John Dowbiggin, of Westminster, 
attomey-at-law, formerly of Ewer Clough, in Tatham, whose daughter and 
heiress, Anne Winder Dowbiggin, of Winder, was a Catholic non-juror in 17 17. 


Barbara ux Thome Holme, urswick 

husbm Jacobus Anderton, - Ar. 

Anna ux Willielmi Hathornth- ux eius 

waite,^ husbm Johannes Houghton, Husbm 

She married Thomas Benison, of Hornby, agent for the Hornby Castle estate, 
then belonging to Lord Morley and Monteagle. In 1730 he began to erect 
Hornby Hall, which was reared in 1735. Upon his death in 1738, his daughter, 
Anne, born in 1724, became sole heiress to the estate, and married John Fen- 
wick, of Burrow Hall. Thomas Winder of the text was probably one of the 
children of William Winder, of Quernmore, and Alice his wife, who were recu- 
sants in 1625-6 with their daughter Barbara. William Winder appears to have 
come from Caton, and his wife Alice was probably daughter of Peter Bradley, 
of Little Eccleston-cum-Larbreck. Their son Peter Winder alias Bradley was 
ordained priest at Douay, and subsequently went to the English College at 
Lisbon, whence he came to the mission in 1644, He served the chapel at 
Dolphin Lee, in Bulk, an estate belonging to the Daltons of Thurnham Hall, 
and also that at Quernmore -Park, then belonging to the Prestons of The Manor 
of Furness. Previous to this he is thought to have served Robert Hall, in Tat- 
ham, the seat of the Cansfields. In 1682-4 he lived in Quernmore, and he was 
still alive and serving the mission in 1697. The will of Peter Winder, of Baibrigge, 
was proved in 1721, and that of Edward Winder, of Quernmore, in 1742. 

1 The Hathornthwaites were very numerous in this part, no doubt deriving 
from Hathornthwaite, one of the twelve vaccaries of Over Wyresdale. The name 
appears throughout the whole series of rolls, 1591 to 1684. There were Hathorn- 
thwaites resident in Hathornthwaite, but probably the principal family was that 
of the Demesne of the vaccary of Catshaw, in the forest of Wyresdale. This 
family also owned part of the Abbeystead vaccary. The will of William Hathorn- 
thwaite, of Catshaw Hall, was proved in 1592. His descendant John Hathorn- 
thwaite registered his entailed estate of Catshaw as a Catholic non- juror in 
1 71 7. He also possessed part of the Abbeystead and Calder vaccaries, and pro- 
perty in Bleasdale and other places. He names his wife Phoebe, but he left no 
issue, and his nephew and namesake became his heir. The latter, John Hathorn- 
thwaite, was the only son of William Hathornthwaite by his wife Ellen, 
daughter and coheiress of Richard Blackburne, of Stockenbridge Hall. He died 
unmarried, his will dated Nov. 26, 1753, being proved May 19, 1766. He had 
six sisters and coheiresses — Mary, wife of Richard Leckonby, of Leckonby House 
in Great Eccleston and of Hothersall Hall, whose son William Leckonby inherited 
the Catshaw estate ; Margaret, wife of Robert Walker, of Forton ; Agnes, wife of 
William Caton, of Carr House, in Cabus, whose will, dated Nov. 7, was proved 
Dec. 28, 175 1, and that of his widow, dated Oct. 15, 1767, proved Sept. 3, 1772, 
sine prole; Sarah, spinster, of Garstang; Jane, wife of Mr Crook; Elizabeth, wife 
of Mr Alston; and a daughter, wife of Mr Roe, and mother of the Rev. John 
Roe, born Feb. i, 1757, died at Black Ladies, co. Stafford, June 28, 1838. 
Margaret Walker had a daughter and heiress Elizabeth, who married James 
Smith, of Forton, son of William Smith, of Forton, by Anne, daughter of 
Robert Haydock, of Leach Hall, and they had issue — William, who died 
unmarried leaving his estate at Forton to his second cousin William Smith, of 
Clock House, Lea, who married Jane, daughter and coheiress of Robert 
Haydock, of Leach Hall; and Margaret, wife of George Blanchard, of Alston, 
whose son James Blanchard, of Alston and of Grimsargh House, married Anne 
Teresa, daughter of Richard Butler, of Pleasington Hall, and his two daughters, 
Elizabeth and Anne, were the wives respectively of Evan Richard Gerard, of 
Gerard's Hall in Haighton, and James Sidgreaves, of Inglewhite Lodge. 

2 James Anderton, of Bardsea Hall, in the parish of Urswick, and of Clayton 
Hall, in Leyland parish, the fourth of his name, born 1602, was the eldest son 
of James Anderton, of Clayton Hall, by his first wife Dorothy, daughter and 
heiress of Nicholas Bardsea, of Bardsea Hall (who was slain during the civil war 
in 1642), by Anne, daughter of William Banastre, of Easington, in Bolland, 
and his wife Anne, daughter of Thomas Preston, of Preston Patrick and Levens 


Ricardus Parker, Husbm Ricardus Hilton, Husbm 

ux eius Elizabetha Denny, spinster 

Hall, CO. Westmoreland. His wife Jane, daughter of Richard Assheton, of Mid- 
dleton,was a recusant widow at BardseaHall in 1683. They left no issue, and the 
estate went to his half-brother, DomThurstan Celestine Anderton, O.S.B., whose 
elder brothers, Captains Nicholas Anderton, born 161 3, and Thomas Anderton, 
born 1 61 7, were slain fighting in the Royal cause in 1644 and 1646 respectively. 
Another brother, Capt. Matthew Anderton, born 162 1 , was also slain in the same 
cause at Sherburn fight in 1 642 . Their mother, the second wife of James Anderton, 
senior, married in 16 10, was Anne, daughter of Thomas Shuttleworth, of 
Smithells Hall, younger brother to Sir Richard Shuttleworth, of Gawthorpe 
Hall, and she died at Park Hall, the seat of John Hoghton,in 165-. Dom Thur- 
stan Anderton, bom 16 19, was ordained a secular priest in 1646, afterwards 
joined the Benedictines, and died chaplain to Lord Molyneux at Sefton Hall in 
1697. The manor of Clayton was redeemed by Caryll, Viscount Molyneux of 
Maryborough, in his behalf and that of his brothers Christopher and William 
Anderton in 1672. Christopher, born at Clayton Hall in 1626, died unmarried 
atBardsea Hall in 1695. Christopher and William sold their right to the lordship 
of Clayton to Lord Molyneux, and retired to Bardsea Hall, and eventually 
the manor of Bardsea was purchased by Lord Molyneux and was used as a 
hunting-lodge. Their sisters were: Dorothy, born 161 5, who married Capt. 
Thomas Singleton, of Stayning Hall, who was slain at Newbury in 1643, and 
she was living a recusant widow at Stayning in 1679-80; Anne, born 1622, 
spinster, living 1660; Eleanor, born 1623, living unmarried in 1660; Alice, born 
1625, died 1654; Elizabeth, born 1628, living 1660; and Mary, born 1629, 
spinster, living with her brother William, and both recusants, at Clayton 
Hall in 1682, whence she apparently removed to Aldcliffe, her will being 
proved in 1708. Some of the sisters were probably nuns. The Andertons of 
Clayton were descended from the Andertons of Anderton and Horwich, the 
first to acquire the manor of Clayton being Hugh Anderton, of Euxton Hall, 
who was twice married, (i) to Grace, daughter and coheiiess of John Butler, 
of Rawcliffe Hall, by whom he had a son James, aged twenty-four at the death 
of his father in 1566, and on whom he settled Clayton, and (2) to Alice, daughter 
of Alexander Standish, of Standish Hall, by whom he had — ^William, on whom 
he settled Euxton Hall, where his descendants are still seated; Dorothy, wife 
of Edward Rigby, of Burgh Hall; Jane, spinster; Anne, wife of William 
Hesketh, of Maynes Hall and Little Poulton Hall; and probably another son 
Robert, ordained priest at Rheims in 1584, who was martyred in the Isle of 
Wight, April 25, 1586. James Anderton, the eldest son of Hugh, was entered at 
Gray's Inn in 1562. His wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Richard Elston, 
of Elston Hall and Higher Brockholes Hall, married secondly Ralph Holden, 
of Holden Hall, and thirdly Nicholas Banastre, of Altham Hall, and died in 
Dec, 161 1. They had issue — James, lord of Clayton, who v/as admitted to 
Gray's Inn, May 14, 1593, was a staunch recusant, and died in 1614; Hugh, 
bom 1579, admitted to Gray's Inn, March 10, 1592-3, having been previously 
at Oxford, and after studying at Gray's Inn for six years went to the English 
College at Rome, where he was admitted under the alias of Henry Courtney in 
1600, received minor orders, but died before he was ordained priest in 1603, aged 
about twenty -five; Thurstan, late of Barnard's Inn, was admitted to Gray's Inn 
Feb. 5, 1600, was a recusant at Clayton Hall, 1603-1625; William, late of 
Barnard's Inn, was admitted to Gray's Inn Feb. 2, 1587-8; Dorothy, wife of 
Thomas Woodcock, of Leyland, and mother of Fr John Woodcock, O.S.F., 
the martyr; and another daughter whose name does not appear. The eldest son, 
the second James, married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Richard Assheton, of 
Middleton Hall, by his first wife Mary, daughter of Sir John Byrom, of Clayton 
Hall, and had issue — James, the third of his name, lord of Clayton, who 
married first Dorothy Bardsea,and secondly Anne Shuttleworth, as related above ; 
Hugh, living 1602; Thurstan, who in the Old Chapter records is said to have 
been ordained priest at the English College at Rome, but doe| not appear, at 
any rate, under his own name, in Foley's copy of the Diary, which unfor- 



Thomas Duckett,^ gen Margretta Sleddall, spinster 

Jenetta ux eius Jacobus Duckett, husbm 

tunately has a great many omissions, was at Clayton Hall in 1676, assisted the 
mission at Stayning Hall, died at Clayton Hall, and was buried at Leyland 
Augt 29, 1683 ; and Matthew, a captain in the royal army, was slain at Sheriff 
Hutton in 1642. James Anderton, the eldest son, suffered greatly for his loyalty 
and recusancy, sold to many of his tenants their own holdings, and mortgaged 
the lordship to the Dicconsons of Wrightington Hall. The subsequent history 
of the family has already been related. It is possible that there were other 
priests, besides nuns, of this branch of the Anderton family, as several of the 
name have not been otherwise assigned. 

^ Thomas Duckett was a cadet of the ancient family of Duckett of Grayrigg 
Hall, CO. Westmoreland. He is probably identical with Thomas Duckett, of 
Winder, in Cartmel, to whose estate administration was granted in 1670. His 
widow. Jennet, was a recusant at Ashton-cum-Stodday in 1680, as well as 
James Duckett, gent. Apparently there were three Ducketts bearing the name 
of James in 1680, the other two being James Duckett, of Holker, gent., iden- 
tical with the one described as "husbandman" in the text, and James Duckett, 
of Cartmel. James Duckett, of Grayrigg Hall, a recusant in 1667, returned a 
pedigree of sixteen generations at the Visitation of Westmoreland in 1664, 
being then fifty years of age. He was the son of Anthony Duckett, by Eliza- 
beth, daughter of William Leyburne, of Cunswick Hall, co. Westmoreland, and 
grandson of Sir Francis Duckett, of Grayrigg, by Marion, daughter of Alan 
Bellingham, of Helsington Hall, co. Westmoreland. James Duckett was thrice 
married, (i) to Magdalen, daughter of Sir Henry Curwen, of Workington Hall, 
CO. Cumberland, by whom he had Anthony, and Margaret, wife of John 
Girlington, of Thurland Castle, co. Lancaster; (2) to Mary, daughter of William 
Sanders, of Sutton Court, co. Middlesex, by whom he had William, Richard, 
Elizabeth, and Bridget; and (3) to Ehzabeth, daughter of Christopher Walker, 
of Workington, co. Cumberland, by whom he had Thomas, John, who appa- 
rently is identical with the one of his name of Lancaster whose wiJl was proved in 
1742, Marion, Ellen, and Anne, of Dalton, spr, whose will was proved in 1703. 
Anthony, the eldest son by the first wife, aged twenty-eight in 1664, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Dalston, of Acornbank Hall, co. Cumberland. He 
sold the manors of Grayrigg and Docker to the Lowthers in 1690. There were a 
number of priests of the family not named in the pedigree. James Duckett, of 
Gilltwait Rigg (will proved 1565), second son of Richard Duckett, of Grayrigg 
Hall, by Agnes, daughter of John fileming, of Rydal Hall, was father of Richard 
Duckett, of Gilfortriggs, in Skelsmergh, whose son James went to London and 
after suffering imprisonment for his faith in Bridewell and the Compter prison 
in Wood Street, and subsequently passing nine years in gaol in the same cause 
out of his married life of twelve years, finally was tried and sentenced to death 
for privately publishing Catholic books, his martyrdom being at Tyburn, 
April 19, 1601. His second son, Fr John Duckett, matriculated at the university 
of Douay in 1607, was ordained priest at Douay College in 161 5, was many 
years procurator, and finally left the college on April 6, 1628, to become a 
Carthusian at the English monastery at Nieuport, where he was clothed on 
April 15, and in 1644 became ninth prior, in which office he died Augt 21, 1647. 
Another John, born in 161 3, third son of James Duckett, and his wife Frances, 
daughter of John Girlington, of Thurland Castle, co. Lancaster, by Christian, 
daughter of Sir William Babthorpe, of Babthorpe Hall, co. York, was ordained 
priest at Douay in 1639, then spent three years at Arras College in Paris, and 
coming to the mission at Durham, was apprehended, sent to London, tried and 
condemned to death for being a priest, and was martyred at Tyburn Sept. 7, 
1644. James Duckett, ordained priest at Douay in 1623, came to England in 
1624, and was still serving the mission in Westmoreland, probably at Skels- 
mergh Hall, a seat of his relatives, the Leyburnes, in 1632. Another John 
Duckett was admitted into the English College at Valladolid in 1652, and after 


Willielmus Tarbuck,^ yeom 


Alicia Hudson 

skerton [Lancaster] 
Robertas Edmonson, Lynnen Margareta ux 

Webster Elizabetha ux Johannis Carter, 

Maria ux eius husbm 

Johannes Hewetson, husbm 


Robertus Buskell,^ Husbm Oliverus Tootall,^ husbm 

Johannes Barrow, husbm Alicia Preston, ^ vid 

being ordained priest, came to the mission and resided as chaplain with Coi. 
Touchet and Mr Stonor. 

1 In 1 567 the Tarbocks, of Tarbock Hall, in the parish of Huyton, returned 
a pedigree of fifteen generations, ending with Sir Edward Tarbock, who was 
knighted by James I at Whitehall Nov. i, 1606. Sir Edward married Margaret, 
daughter and heiress of Sir William Norreys, of Speke Hall, and had sons 
Edward and George, who joined with him in the sale of the manor of Tarbock. 
William Tarbock, of the text, was probably son of Edward, and his will was 
proved in 1689, and that of his son Edward, also of Holker, in 1720. The Tar- 
bocks were a knightly race, lamentably reduced in circumstances. 

'The Buskells were old recusants. The will of EllenBuskell, of Park House, 
in Dal ton, was proved in 1696. 

'Oliver Tootell is probably identical with the "gentleman" of his name, 
of Lower Healey Hall, near Chorley, who died May 5, 1698, his widow, Jane, 
daughter of Francis Trappes-Byrnand, of Nidd Hall, co. York, being a Catholic 
non-juror in 171 7, and then resident at Arundel Castle, co. Sussex. The family 
unfortunately did not return a pedigree at any of the Visitations, though they 
had been the manorial lords of Lower Healey for a long period. Hugh Tootell, 
of Lower Healey Hall, married Alice, daughter of Thomas Anderton, of Horwich 
Hall, sister of the eminent "silver-mouthed Anderton," Fr Laurence Anderton, 
S.J., alias "John Brereley, Priest." William Tootell, of Lower Healey Hall, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of John Gillibrand, of Chorley Hall, subsequently 
known as Gillibrand Hall, and his daughter Catherine, married Ralph Critch- 
low, senior, of Charnock Richard. Jane, daughter of Oliver Tootell, married 
Laurence Wall, of Moor Hall, Preston. Bro. Oliver John Tootell, O.S.B., pro- 
fessed at Dieulward in 1625, died before his ordination, Jan. 8, 1626. Christopher 
Tootell, priest, was serving the mission in Lancashire in 1632. Thomas 
Tootell, priest, is said to have been at Bryn Hall in 1663. Oliver, John, Edward, 
and Hugh Tootell were recusants at Lower Healey in 1682-4. Christopher Tootell 
alias Blacoe, ordained at Lisbon in 1685, died at Ladywell, Fernyhalgh in 1727. 
His nephew Hugh Tootell alias Hesketh, priest, probably son of Hugh Tootell 
and his wife Elizabeth Hesketh, of the White Hill family, born in 167 1 , and died 
Feb. 27, 1742-3, is better known as "Charles Dodd," the Church historian. His 
kinsmen, Fr William John Evangelist Tootell, O.S.F., and Fr Charles Tootell, 
O.S.F., were in turn at White Hill, and died respectively Oct. 13, 1758, aged 
eighty-one, and in 177 1, the latter being the former's nephew. 

*The Prestons appear in the rolls from the commencement. They were 
originally seated at Preston Richard and Preston Patrick in Westmoreland, 
subsequently resided at Under Levens Hall, and soon after the dissolution of 
the monasteries Sir Thomas Preston purchased Furness Abbey, in Dalton, and 
other extensive estates, including Holker Park, in Cartmel. By Anne, daughter 
of William Thornburgh, of Hampsfield Hall, Sir Thomas had issue — John, his 
heir, born 1 5 1 1 ; Christopher, on whom he settled Holker Hall, and from whom 
the Prestons of Holker descended; George, o.s.p.; Anne, wife of William 
Banastre, of Easington Hall, in Bolland, co. York; Ellen, (i) wife of Sir James 
Leyburne, of Cunswick Park, co. Westmoreland (by whom she had Elizabeth, 
married first to Thomas, fourth Lord Dacre, of Gillesland, and second to 


Thomas Howard, fourth Duke of Norfolk, K.G.), and (2) wife of Thomas 
Stanley, second Lord Monteagle; Jane, wife of WilUam Lamplugh, of Dovenby 
Hall, CO. Cumberland ; Dorothy, wife of William Travers, of Tulketh Hall and 
Nateby Hall; Elizabeth, wife of Robert Cansfield, of Robert Hall and Cants- 
field Hall; and Catherine, wife of Sir Thomas Carus, justice of the Queen's 
Bench, and mother of Mary Carus, wife of Henry Keighley, of Inskip Hall, one 
of whose daughters and coheiresses married William Cavendish, first Earl of 
Devonshire, ancestor of the Dukes of Devonshire, who eventually became pos- 
sessed of the vast estates of the Prestons. Sir Thomas Preston died in 1523, and 
was succeeded by his son John, who made his principal residence at the Abbey 
of Furness, in a manor-house which he erected on the north of the precincts, 
his family thenceforth being termed of the Manor. He was sheriff of Lancashire 
in 1569, and M.P. for Lancaster 1592-3. He married (i), Ellen, daughter of Sir 
Christopher Curwen, of Workington Hall, co. Cumberland, by whom he had 
issue as hereafter, and (2) Dorothy, daughter of Sir Bryan Layton, of Dalemain 
Hall, CO. Cumberland, and relict of Richard Redman, of Harewood Castle, co. 
York, by whom he had no issue. By his first wife he had — Thomas ; Nicholas, 
a lawyer, o.s.p.; John, of Ellel Grange, in Cockerham, whose descendants 
appear later in the text ; and Margaret, wife of Roger Kirkby, of Kirkby Ireleth 
Hall. Thomas, the eldest son, sheriff of Lancashire in 1585, married Anne, 
daughter of John Westby, of Mowbreck Hall, and dying May 14, 1604, had 
issue — John, who with his father appears in the recusant rolls from 1591 till his 
death March 27, 1643; Francis, of Dalton, who was a recusant with his sons 
Thomas and John in 1620; and Thomas, a recusant in 162 1. John, the eldest 
son, married Frances, daughter and coheiress of Richard Holland, of Denton 
Hall, by Margaret, daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Langley, of Agecroft 
Hall, and both he and his wife appear in the rolls as early as 16 17. They had 
issue — Thomas, died young; John, born 161 7, who succeeded to the estates; 
Anne, died young ; Margaret, wife of Sir Francis Howard, of Corby Castle, co. 
Cumberland, second son of Lord William Howard, "Belted Will," of Na worth 
Castle; Agnes, wife of Christopher Anderton, of Lostock Hall, the marriage 
being commemorated by a poem by his kinsman Fr Laurence Anderton, S.J., 
alias "John Brereley, Priest" ; and Frances, wife of Francis Downes, of Wardley 
Hall, who died March 25, 1642-3. The only surviving son, John, took an active 
part in the Royal cause upon the breaking out of the civil wars, and was 
created a baronet, April i, 1644. He raised a regiment at his own expense, and 
received a wound in an engagement in Furness of which he died in 1645. He 
married in 1637 Jane, daughter and sole heiress of Thomas Morgan, of Hey ford 
Hall, CO. Northampton, and of Weston-sub-Weathley, co, Warwick, and by her, 
who brought him a vast estate, had issue — Sir John, second Bart, who died 
unmarried in April, 1661 ; Thomas, ob. infans; Sir Thomas, third Bart, born 
1643; Jane, ob. infans; Anne, wife of Sir William Gerard, of Bryn Hall, Bart; 
and Elizabeth, wife of William, eleventh Lord Stourton. Sir Thomas, third 
Bart, of the Manor -in Furness, Preston Patrick and Under Levens Hall, in 
Westmoreland, and Heyford Hall, co, Northampton was twice (married, (i) to 
Elizabeth, daughter of Mons, Peter de Planzye, of France, by whom he had 
no issue, and (2) to the Hon. Mary Molyneux, daughter of Caryll, third Viscount 
Molyneux of Maryborough, by whom he had issue — Francis, obiit infans, 1672; 
Mary, wife of William, Lord Herbert, second Marquis of Powis; and Anne, 
wife of Hugh, second Lord Clifford of Chudleigh. Lady Preston died June 6, 
1673, whereupon Sir Thomas decided to renounce the world and embrace a 
religious life. He entered the Society of Jesus at Watten June 28, 1674, under 
the alias of Saville, but having scruples regarding holy orders, owing to his 
having been twice married, he declined to be ordained priest, though he had 
received a special dispensation, and he died at Watten, a formed-scholastic. 
May 27, 1709, aged sixty-six. Administration to his estate was granted in 
1 7 10. When Sir Thomas went to join the Jesuits, he settled his Westmoreland 
and Northamptonshire estates upon his two daughters and coheiresses, and 
the Manor and Abbey of Furness was presumably to revert to his kinsmen, the 
Prestons of Ellel Grange, with the exception of three small farms which were 
given as the foundation of a novitiate for the English Pro\'ince S.J., but that 


Robertus Lacye^ Johannes Knipe^ 

Eliz Brockbanck, vid Jana ux eius 

being impracticable, the income was for many years devoted to the mission 
supplying Furness, a sum of ;^ 1,5 00 being eventually expended upon the 
chapel and presbytery at Ulverston. It was then that Thomas Preston, of 
Holker Hall, who had hitherto been a recusant like all his family, apostatized 
with the idea of obtaining the estates, and undertook to prove that Sir Thomas 
had settled the Furness estates on the Jesuits, and that therefore they were 
forfeited to the crown. In this after some years of litigation he was success- 
ful, and the estates were seized by the Government. The next heirs, the 
Prestons of Ellel Grange, in Cockerham, were staunch Catholics, and hence 
they had but little chance of establishing their claim, upon which the apostate 
relied. He had considerable interest in high quarters, and his services having 
been duly represented, he obtained from the crown a long lease of the whole 
estate upon the most advantageous terms. He subsequently represented 
Lancaster in Parliament. lie died Jan. 31, 1696, in London, but was buried at 
Cartmel Priory. He married first, Mary, daughter of George Dodding, of 
Conishead Priory, by whom he had no issue, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir Roger Bradshaigh, of Haigh Hall, Bart, by whom he had an only 
daughter and sole heiress, Katherine, who married Sir William Lowther, Bart, of 
Marske Hall, co. York. They had issue Sir Thomas Lowther, Bart, who married 
in July, 1723, Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, daughter of William, second Duke 
of Devonshire, by whom he had issue Sir William Lowther, third and last 
baronet, who, dying unmarried in 1753, devised the Furness Abbey and Holker 
Hall estates to his cousin, Lord George Augustus Cavendish, after whose death 
in 1 794 the estates passed to the Duke of Devonshire and the Earl of Burlington. 

1 Administration to the estate of Robert Lacy, of Newbarnes, in the parish 
of Dalton, was granted in 1680. In the same year John Lacy, of Dalton, gent., 
appears as a recusant. Robert Lacy was probably a son of Thomas Lacy, of 
Cromwellbotham Hall, co. York (by Anne, daughter of Roger Winckley, of 
Winckley Hall), who sold that estate and other possessions, and settled at 
Longworth Hall, in the parish of Bolton, co. Lancaster, which he purchased 
from the Longworths. The family returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 
Yorkshire in 1585 and 161 2 and at that of Lancashire in 1664. Thomas Lacy's 
son and namesake, aged thirty-six in 1664, resided at Longworth Hall, and by 
Anne, his wife, daughter of Adam Hulton, of Hulton Park, had issue — Roger, 
aged nine in 1664, who was living at Hacking Hall (on the opposite bank of the 
Ribble to Winckley Hall), belonging to the Walmesleys of Dunkenhalgh, to 
whom he was probably steward, in 1688 and 1705, at which latter date he had 
a son and namesake baptized at Great Harwood; Thomas, aged six; Adam, 
aged four; John, aged two; Anne, aged twelve; and a daughter called Hulton, 
aged eleven, all in 1664. Latterly the Lacys were evidently estate agents or 
stewards to large estates, Robert probably being for that of the Prestons. It is 
likely that John, the son of Thomas, is identical with John Lacy, of Harms- 
worth, in the parish of Alresford, co. Southampton, a Catholic non-juror in 
1 717. Henry Lacy, of London, by his wife Mary Elston, probably a daughter 
of Robert Elston, of Higher Brockholes Hall, was the father of Francis Lacy 
alias Elston, who was ordained priest at Rome in 17 10 or 171 1, and served the 
mission in London till his death, when he was senior capitular, Dec. 3, 1774, 
in his ninetieth year. Margaret and Jane Lacy, sisters, of Harmsworth, were 
non-jurors in 1717, the former's will, dated July 19, 1740, being proved Dec. 4, 
1 746. They were aunts of Henry Lacy (who died shortly before the probate of 
his aunt Margaret's will), steward to Lord Arundell, at W^ardour Castle, co. 
Wilts, Thomas Lacy, Margaret Lacy, of Winchester, and William Lacy (who by 
his wife Margaret, a widow in 1758, had two daughters Frances and Margaret). 

2 The Knipes.of Rampside Hall, were an ancient family, and appear in the 
rolls from the commencement. Thomas Knipe and Jane his wife were recusants 
in 1616 seq., and Thomas Knipe and his wife Isabella in 1634. John Knipe, 
of Rampside Hall, and Jane his wife appear in 1634 seq. He was a captain in 
the royal army, and was slain at Brindle, Augt 23, 165 1. His son James Knipe, 


Matheus Troughton Margareta ux Thome Holme 

Willielmus Brickland, Tayler Ellena ux Johannis Robinson 
EHz ux Jacobi Hall 


Johannes Kirkby, ^ husb. Jana Swenson, spinster 

of Rampside Hall, married Susan, daughter and coheiress of Henry Butler, of 
Hackinsall Hall, by Margaret, daughter and coheiress of William Gamett, of 
Leigh, CO. Westmoreland. The will of James was proved in 1694, and that of 
Susan in 1676. Their kinsmen, the Knipes of Wood Broughton, in the parish of 
Cartmel, returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1664. 

^ Administration to the estate of John Kirkby, of Leighton, in the parish of 
Warton, was granted in 1701. He appears on the rolls for 1680-4 as of Silver- 
dale and of Yealand, is described as "gentleman," and was apparently steward 
to Sir George Middleton, Bart, of Leighton Hall. He was the second son of 
Roger Kirkby, of Kirkby Hall, in the parish of Kirkby Ireleth, by Agnes, 
daughter of Sir John Lowther, of Lowther Castle, co, Westmoreland. The 
Kirkbys returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 161 3 and 166^ and also at the 
Visitations of Cumberland in 1530, and of Yorkshire in 1563 and 1584. They 
were descended from Roger de Kirkby, lord of Kirkby, temp. Ric. I. Seven 
generations later. Sir Richard de Kirkby, by his wife Isabel, had issue — Sir 
Alexander, oh. vita patris, who by Joan, his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Tunstall, of Thurland Castle, had issue a daughter and heiress, Isabel, wife of 
Sir Robert de Ogle, first Lord Ogle, of Ogle Castle, co. Northumberland; 
Sir Roger, lord of Kirkby, who married Isabel, daughter of Sir Robert Law- 
rence, of Ashton Hall; Richard, o.s.p.; John de Kirkby, who married Joan, 
daughter of Sir Robert Urswick, of Up Rawcliffe Hall (second son of Robert 
Urswick, of Urswick Hall, by Ellen, daughter and heiress of William South- 
worth, lord of Up Rawcliffe), and sister and heiress of John Urswick; Row- 
land de Kirkby, of Cross House in Kirkby, who by Margaret, his wife, had issue a 
son John; Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Curwen, of Workington Hall, co. Cumber- 
land; Alice, wife of Sir William de Hoghton; Margery; and Joan. Sir Roger had 
issue — Sir Richard, lord of the manors of Kirkby and Coltshall, who married 
Anne, daughter of Sir Roger Bellingham, of BeUingham Hall, co. Westmore- 
land ; Alexander ; Thomas ; Roger, of Cross House, whose son Henry married his 
cousin Anne Kirkby. The eldest son, Sir Richard, had issue — Henry, lord of 
Kirkby, ob. s.p., 16 Hen. VIII; Alice, Elizabeth, and Margery, wife of Nicholas 
Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall; and Richard, who succeeded to Kirkby, and by 
Dorothy, his wife, daughter of John le Flemyng, of Rydal Hall, co. Westmore- 
land (by Jane, daughter of Sir Hugh Lowther, of Lowther Castle, co. West 
moreland), had a son John, who died $ Edw. VI, aged eight, and a daughter 
and heiress, Anne, who married her cousin Henry as above. The latter had issue 
— Roger, aged thirty-six in 1567, who married Margaret, daughter of John 
Preston, of Preston Patrick, co. Westmoreland, and of the manor of Furness; 
and Margaret, wife of James Ambrose, of Lowick Hall. Roger, who died in 
1627, aged ninety-five, had issue — Roger, ob. vita patris, who married Bridget, 
daughter of Ralph Latus, of Latus Hall, in Goosnargh, by Anne, daughter of 
John Huddleston, of Millom Castle, co. Cumberland; Ellen, wife (i) of Thomas 
Musgrave, of Heston, co. Cumberland, and (2) of Lancelot Carleton, of Bramp- 
ton Foot in Gillesland ; Dorothy, wife of Mr Ireton, of Ireton Hall, co. Cumber- 
land ; Elizabeth, wife of Gabriel Crofte, of Claughton Hall ; Anne, spr, recusant 
at Kirkby Hall in 161 2; Margaret, wife of Alan Sandford; Mary, wife of Mr 
Poole, of the family of Poole Hall, Cheshire; and Bridget, wife (i) of Christo- 
pher Philipson, of Conishead, and (2) of Mr Buskell, of Haversham, co. West- 
moreland. Roger, the son, had issue — Roger, lord of Kirkby Ireleth, who 
married Jane, daughter of Edward Rigby, of Burgh Hall, by Dorothy, daughter 
of Hugh Anderton, of Euxton Hall; Anthony, of Kirkby Ireleth, recusant 
1 62 1 seq. with his wife Jane, by whom he had a son Ralph; Ralph; and Mar- 
garet. Roger, the eldest son, had issue — Roger, aged twelve at the Visitation 
of 161 3, who married Agnes, daughter of Sir John Lowther, of Lowther Castle, 


CO. Westmoreland; John, of Coniston Hall, who died in 1680; Alice, wife of 
William Fleming, of Rydal Hall, co. Westmoreland; and Margaret, wife of 
Hugh Anderton, of Euxton Hall. Roger died in Ireland in Augt, 1643, probably 
in the royal cause, aged thirty, and his children were brought up Protestants 
by his wife. One of them, however, Agnes, became the wife of Hugh Diccon- 
son, of Wrightington Hall, and she was living at Culcheth, a Catholic non- 
juror in 17 17. The Kirkbys continued to reside at Kirkby Hall till it was seized 
by the mortgagees of Col. Roger Kirkby, early in the eighteenth century. A 
branch of the family, however, continued to own Ashlack, in Kirkby Ireleth, 
for another century. Kirkby Hall was a low strong building of dark red stone, 
in the Tudor style, and an upper room served as the chapel, with a small 
sacristy leading out of it, whence access was obtained to a secret hiding-place. 
The junior branch settled at Up Rawcliffe Hall, or as it was afterwards called 
White Hall, retained the faith till the family was entirely wiped out through 
its loyalty during the civil wars. John, the founder of this family, through his 
marriage with the heiress of the tjrswicks, was succeeded by his son William, 
of Up Rawcliffe Hall, who by his wife Isabel, daughter of Sir Roger Belling- 
ham, of Bellingham Hall, co. Westmoreland, had issue — John, who married 
(i) Clemence, daughter of Sir John Pudsey, of Arnforth Hall, co. York, and (2) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Broughton, of Broughton Tower, in Kirkby 
Ireleth; Isabel, wife of Gilbert Barton, of Barton Hall; and Margaret, wife of 
Richard Banastre, of Bank Hall. By his first wife John had issue — William, 
born about i Hen. VII (1485-6), married, 22 Hen. VII (1506-7), Elizabeth, 
daughter of William Thornburgh, of Hampsfield Hall; Eleanor, wife of John 
Westby, of Mowbreck Hall ; and Anne, wife of William Thwaites, of Thwaites 
Hall, CO. Westmoreland. William had issue — John, o.s.p.; George, who married 
Helen, daughter of Thomas Rigmayden, of Wedacre Hall, by Jane, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Langton, baron of Newton, but o.s.p., Augt 13, 1558, and his 
widow married Edward Horsfall; William, of Up Rawcliffe Hall, who returned 
a pedigree at the Visitation of 1567, and whose will was proved in 1594; 
Richard, vixit 1576; Henry, of Lewth, in Woodplumpton ; Anne, married (i) to 
Richard Pallady, of Brough, co. Cumberland, and (2) to Gervase Middleton, of 
Leighton Hall ; Elizabeth, wife of John Curwen, of Workington Hall, co. Cum- 
berland; Isabel, wife of Thomas Calvert (or Calverley), of Cocker ham Hall; 
Jane, married (i) to Richard Kirkby, of Ireleth, (2) to Robert Lamplugh, of 
Dovenby, co. Cumberland, (3) to Henry Tolson, of Bridekirk, co. Cumber- 
land, and (4) to Anthony Patrickson, of Stockhow Hall, co. Cumberland; and 
Dorothy, wife of William Burrowe, of Lubeck. William, the third son, who 
succeeded his brother George to Up Rawcliffe, married (i) Isabel, daughter 
of John Butler, of Kirkland Hall, by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas ffarington, 
of Farington Hall, by whom he had no issue, and (2) Isabel, daughter of 
William Normanville, of St Mawes, co. York (who married secondly Gabriel 
Crofte, of Claughton Hall), by whom he had — ^William, whose name appears 
on the recusant rolls till 1633; Edward, of Up Rawcliffe, recusant 161 3 seq.; 
John; George; Dorothy, wife of John Harrison; Isabel, wife of Robert White, 
of Cross House, in Great Eccleston; and Anne. William, the eldest son, of 
Up Rawcliffe Hall, married Jane, daughter of Thomas ffieetwood, of 
Calwich Hall, co. Stafford, baron of Newton, co. Lancaster, by Mary, 
daughter of Sir Richard Sherburne, of Stonyhurst. Her brother Sir 
Richard ffieetwood was created a baronet in 161 1. They had issue a son, 
Thomas Kirkby, a staunch recusant throughout his life, who married Anne, 
daughter of John Langtree, brother of Edward Langtree, of Langtree Hall, and 
had issue — William, born 1621, became a gentleman volunteer in the royal 
army, and lost his life in the cause ; Thomas, an officer in the royal army, slain 
in Lancashire; Edward, also a gentleman volunteer, and slain in the same cause 
about 1643; Isabel; and Anne. The father, Thomas Kirkby, sold the manor 
of Upper Rawcliffe to the Westbys of Mowbreck Hall, and retired to Great 
Eccleston, where he died about 166 1-2. The purchaser, George Westby, a major 
in the royal army, suffered much for his recusancy and loyalty and had his 
estates forfeited and sold by the Parliamentary party in 165 3, though Upper Raw- 
cHffe was bought in for him by his friends. He rebuilt the old hall of the Kirkbys, 


Domina Anna ux Georgij Mid- warton 

dleton, ^ mil et Bart Jana Ingleton 

which contained a domestic chapel, and in which Mass had been long said, 
and which was continued in the new one throughout the days of persecution. 
The Westbys changed the name from Upper Rawchffe Hall to White Hall, the 
better to distinguish it from Rawclifie Hall, the seat of the Butlers. 

1 The Middletons, of Leighton Hall, were descended from a younger son of 
the Middletons, of Middleton Hall, co. Westmoreland, and returned pedigrees 
at the various Visitations of Westmoreland and Lancashire. Sir Geoffrey 
Middleton, third son of John de Middleton, of Middleton Hall, married Alison, 
dau. and coheiress of James Crofte, of Dalton, in Furness, whose ancestor, 
Robert Crofte, had obtained Leighton Conyers through his marriage with 
Isolda, dau. and heiress of Robert Conyers, whose wife was Alice, dau. and 
heiress of Adam de Redmayne, of Leighton Hall, and his wife Ellen, dau. and 
heiress of Adam de Avranches, of Leighton. Sir George Middleton, son and heir 
of Thomas Middleton, and his wife Catherine, dau. of Thomas Hoghton, of 
Hoghton Tower, and sister of Sir Richard Hoghton, Bart, who appears in 
earlier recusant rolls, was a brave and active colonel of royalists during the 
civil wars, and was knighted by Charles I at Durham, June 26, 1642, and 
created a baronet by letters dated the following day. On the decline of the 
royal cause he had to compound for his estate, but after the restoration he 
served the office of sheriff of Lancashire, 14-15 Car. II. He married (i) Frances, 
dau. and heiress of Richard Rigg, of Little Strickland, co. Westmoreland, and 
(2), Anne, dau, of George Preston, of Holker Hall, by whom he had an only son, 
Thomas, who died young. Sir George died Feb. 27, 1673, aged 73, and his widow 
Anne survived him till April 12, 1705. By his first wife Sir George had a son 
Geoffrey, who died young, and a dau. Mary, who became sole heiress. She 
married Somerford Oldfield, of Somerford Hall, co. Chester, and had issue- 
George Middleton Oldfield, who after the death of Lady Anne Middleton re- 
sided at Leighton Hall; Anne, who married in Nov., 1679, Edmund Gooden, 
of Pendleton and Little Bolton, who died in 1 706 ; Katherine, wife of Thomas 
Fletcher, of Moresby Hall (upon whom Sir Henry Fletcher, Bart., of Hutton 
Hall, CO. Cumberland, settled his estate when he retired to the Franciscan 
Convent at Douay in 17 10), who apostatized after the Rising of 171 5, and 
turned general informer against Catholic Charitable Trusts, but died s.p. ; and 
three daughters who died unmarried. By Lady Clarke, his wife, George 
Middleton Oldfield, who died in 1708, had an only son, who died young in 
1705, and hence the Middleton estates in Lancashire and Westmoreland passed 
to the heiress of Mrs Gooden. The Goodens (or Goldens) had been long settled 
at Little Bolton and at the Old and New Halls in Pendleton, and Edmund 
Gooden's brother, Peter, was chaplain to Lady Middleton at Leighton Hall, 
and it was through this circumstance that he had been introduced to his wife. 
They had issue an only son who died young, and a daughter Dorothy, the 
eventual heiress of the Middleton estates, who married Albert Hodgson, of the 
ancient Catholic family seated at Hebburn Hall, co. Durham. Albert Hodgson 
was actively engaged in the Jacobite rising of 171 5, and suffered a long im- 
prisonment, and confiscation of his life interest in the Leighton estate. This 
remained in the hands of the Commissioners for Forfeited Estates till 1722, 
when it was sold by auction, and purchased by a friend for Mr Hodgson, who 
again took up his residence at Leighton Hall, where he was living in 1 740. His 
wife's will was dated 1751. He left two daughters and coheiresses, Anne, wife 
of George Towneley, fourth son of Charles Towneley, of Towneley Hall, who 
rebuilt Leighton Hall, and resided there till 1782, and dying in 1786, aged 
eighty, devised the estate to his nephew, John Towneley, of Towneley Hall; 
and Mary, who married in 1737 Bryan Hawarden, of Wigan, surgeon, 
younger son of John Hawarden, of Lower House, in Widnes, but o.s.p. John 
Towneley sold the estate to Alexander Worswick, of Ellel Grange, son of 
Thomas Worswick, of Todderstaffe Hall, by Alice, dau. of Robert Gillow, of Lan- 
caster. Alexander died in 18 14, and his son Thomas Worswick sold Leighton Hall 
to his cousin Richard Gillow, of Ellel Grange. There was always a chapel in 



Anna ux Willielmi Metcalfe Christiana ux eius 

Jona ux Johannis Crofte Alicia Brigg-s, vid 

Anna Studert Margretta Briggs fil pred Alicie 

Katherina Washington,^ spin- Katherina Hubberstye^ 

ster Jennetta ux Johannis Wilson 

Robertus Middleton, ^ gen. Anna ux Willielmi Milner 
Isabella Stout, spinster halton 

Robertus Briggs, Husbm Maria ux Christopher! Carus,*gen 

Leighton Hall, which was continuously served by a chaplain till 1782, when 
Mr Towneley, before leaving the hall, settled his domestic chaplain, the Rev. 
Michael Wharton in a house and chapel at Warton. In 1852 Richard Thomas 
Gillow, of Leighton Hall, lord of the manor of Warton, erected a nev/ church 
from the designs of E. G. Paley, and it was opened Aug. 5 in that year. The 
list of priests serving the chapel commences with George Beesley in 1588, and 
his relative John Beesley died at Leighton in 1661. 

^The Washingtons had been seated at Warton for many generations, and 
were the ancestors of George Washington, the first President of the United 
States. Ralph Sheldon, the antiquary, in his Miscellaneous Pedigrees MSS in 
the writer's possession, compiled about 1680 to 1684, gives a descent of the 
Washingtons of Warton, which is included in the following notes. John 
Washington, of Warton, had issue — John; and Robert, of Warton, who married 
(i) a Westfield of the parish of Cartmel, and (2) a dau. of Thomas Whittington, 
of Borwick Hall in Warton. Robert, by his second wife, left issue — John Wash- 
ington, of Warton, who married Margaret, dau. of Robert Kytson, of Borwick, 
and sister of Sir Thomas Kytson, of Hengrave Hall, co. Suffolk, Lord Mayor of 
London, whose dau. and heiress Mary became the wife of Thomas Darcy, 
Earl Rivers, whose dau. and coheiress, Lady Penelope Darcy, carried the Hen- 
grave estate in marriage to her second husband. Sir John Gage, of Firle, co. 
Suffolk, Bart, whose third son, Sir Edward Gage, inherited Hengrave, and 
was created a baronet in 1662; Thomas Washington; and Helen, wife of John 
Mason. John Washington had issue — ^Laurence, of Gray's Inn, who received a 
grant of Sulgrave, parcel of the dissolved monastery of St Andrew, co. North- 
ampton, who died in 1585; Nicholas; Leonard; Peter; Thomas; and Joan, 
wife of Humphrey Gardiner, of Glasson, whose will was proved in 1561. From 
the younger sons descended several families of Washington resident in Warton 
and Dalton, Laurence, Nicholas and Robert being favourite names, some of 
whom appear in the recusant rolls. Laurence the eldest son, of Sulgrave, mar- 
ried Anne, dau. of Robert [Sheldon says Laurence] Pargiter, and she died in 1 564, 
leaving issue— Robert Washington ; Anne, wife of Edmund Forster ; and Frances, 
wife of John Thompson, of Sulgrave. John, a younger son of Robert, emigrated 
to America in 1657, and was the father of Laurence, whose second son, Augus- 
tine, was father to George Washington, the first President of the United States. 

2 Robert Middleton, of Warton, was a younger brother of Sir George 
Middleton, Bart, of Leighton Hall. He married Jane, dau. of Thomas Kytson, 
of KilUngton, co. Westmoreland, and at the Visitation of 1664 was forty-six 
years of age, and had three children — Thomas, aged twenty-six, George, and 
Anne. Robert Middleton remained on the rolls till his death in 1681. The roll 
for 1680-1 gives "Maria uxor Georg' Middleton de Warton, gen." His two 
sons must have died without issue, otherwise the Leighton estate would have 
gone to them according to the entail. 

*The Hubberstys were substantial yeomen, long resident in Yealand 
Conyers, and were always recusants. 

*Mary, wife of Christopher Cams, of Halton Hall, was the youngest dau. of 
Richard Stanley, of Great Eccleston Hall, by Mary, dau. of Lambert Tyldesley, 
and sister and sole heiress of Thomas Tyldesley, of Garret Hall, in Tyldesley. 
Her husband was aged twenty-eight at the Visitation of 1664, the pedigree 
being signed by his father, Thomas Cams, then fifty-two years of age. The 
family also returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1567, as likewise at that of 
Westmoreland, whence they derived, in 161 5. The manor of Halton was pur- 


Margaretta Hodgson ffrancisca ux Christopheri Rig- 



Johannes Wilkinson, Husbm Dorothea Wilkinson, spinster 
Thomas Wilkinson Thomas Singleton, Husbm 

Robertus Wilkinson, Husbm Christoferus Singleton, Husb. 


Brianus Carus, gen. Margeria ux eius 

Willielmus Carus, Husbm Anna uxThomeTompson, Husbm 

Willielmus Duckett, Husbm Anna ux Leonardi Kellett, ^ 


Henricus Kellett, Tanner Anna ux Thome Kellett, Husbm 

chased in 1583 from Philip, Earl of Arundel, and Lady Anne, his wife, one of 
the daughters of Thomas, Lord Dacre, by Sir Christopher Carus, a younger son 
of Sir Thomas Carus, of Kirkby Lonsdale, co. Westmoreland, Justice of the 
King's Bench, Sir Thomas married Katherine, dau. of Thomas Preston, of 
Preston Patrick, and resided at Halton Hall before it was purchased by his 
son. His eldest son, Thomas, resided at Quernmore Park, an estate belonging to 
his maternal relatives, the Prestons, of Preston Patrick and the Manor of 
Fumess. Christopher Carus, named in the text, had issue — ^Thomas Carus, born 
in 1661 ; George, of Lancaster, and sometime of West Hall, in Whittington, 
who died in 1727, having married Frances, daughter of Henry Blundell, of Ince 
Blundell Hall, and had issue, Thomas, George, and a dau. Frances, who 
married her second cousin Richard Butler, son of Christopher Butler of Raw- 
cliffe; Mary; Katherine; Judith, ob. infans; and Bridget. Thomas Carus, the 
eldest son, of Halton Hall and West Hall, had issue— Christopher, who joined 
the Chevalier de St George in 171 5, was taken prisoner, and was tried and 
condemned to death, Feb. 2, 17 16, but no time fixed for execution; George, 
of Lancaster, who was outlawed for his part in the Jacobite Rising; Thomas, 
who apostatized and publicly attended service at Halton Parish church on 
Feb. 14, 1 7 14; and Mary, who died in 1690. Halton was seized by the Com- 
missioners for Forfeited Estates, but seems to have been partially recovered 
by the apostate Thomas Carus, who resided at West Hall, married a Wilson of 
Casterton Hall, and had issue — ^Thomas, born Oct. 5, 171 2; Wilson, bapt. 
April I, 1720; George, bapt. Aug. 7, 1721; William, bapt. Aug. 7, 1722; and 
Grace, bapt. Sept. 13, 1723. In 1742 administration was granted to the estates 
of the three brothers, Christopher, George, and Thomas, and in the following 
year the last's son, Thomas, sold his interest in the Halton estate to William 
Bradshaw. Thus this ancient family, annually appearing in the recusant rolls, 
came to a lamentable end. Bryan Carus, of Wennington, named later in the text, 
was the third son of Thomas Carus, of Halton Hall, by his wife Anne, dau. and 
heiress of Myles Huddleston, of West Hall.Newton, in the parish of Whittington. 

^Christopher Rigmaiden was of Lancaster, and a recusant in 1680. He was 
no doubt descended from a younger son of the Rigmaydens of Wedacre Hall, 
who returned a pedigree at the Visitation of 1567. There were two Benedictines 
and a Jesuit belonging to one of the junior branches of this family — Dom John 
Maurus Rigmayden alias Smith, O.S.B., born 1672, died 1759, and his nephew 
Dom Simeon Benedict Rigmayden, O.S.B., born 1707, died 1749, and Fr John 
Rigmayden alias Rothwell, S.J., born 1709, who was residing inMr Anderton's 
house in Preston, belonging to Caryll, Lord Molyneux, in Dec, 1745, and in 
1 746 passed to the Durham district, and in 1 749 was placed at Kilvington Hall, 
where he died in 1782. 

2 Some of this family resided at Catforth Hall, in Woodplumpton, where 
Robert Kellet was a Catholic non-juror in 171 7. His will was proved Sept. 15, 
1726, by his executors, Leonard and Henry Kellet. By his wife, Jane, he had 
issue — John, Robert, Ralph, Ellen, and Margaret. The will of the eldest son 
John, of Catforth Hall, was proved by his executors, Jane, his widow, and 
Robert Kellet, his brother, March 22, 1747. Robert, the second son of Robert, 



Elizabetha Tompson, spinster Jenetta Sweetlove, vid 

Dorothea Remington, ^ spinster Elizabetha Crofte, vid 

Christoferus Layfeild, Webster Radulphus Chatburne, shoe- 

Elizabetha ux eius maker 

Ricardus Layfield ^ Webster Ellena ux eius 

Willielmus Sweetlove^ Margretta Crofte, vid* 

Maria ux eius Dorothea ux WilHelmi ffoxcroft 

appears to have been the father of Dom Robert Augustine Kellet, O.S.B., who 
was bom in 1732, and died in 1809. Other grandsons of Robert Kellet, the non- 
juror, were — Rev. Henry Kellet, of Burscough Hall, who died there in 1808; 
and Robert Kellet, of Catforth Hall, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Robert Haydock, of Leach Hall (now Bartle Hall). The last had issue — Robert 
Kellet, of Woodplumpton, who married Elizabeth Walton, and had five child- 
ren; Rev. Richard Kellet, fifty-four years chaplain to the nuns at St Clare's 
Abbey, Darlington, who died at an advanced age Oct. 26, 1877; and Anne, 
spinster, of Preston. 

1 She was a daughter of Henry Remington and his wife Margaret, recusants 
in 1650 seq. The family was long settled at Bolton Head, in Melling, where the 
estate of Reginald Remington was administered to in 1599. His son, Robert, 
was father of Reginald Remington, who died in March, i68i,^and had issue, by 
Anne his wife, Robert, John, Thomas, Henry, Elizabeth, and Jennet, who all 
died intestate, and also a son William, of Melling, who died in 1702. By his first 
wife, M. T., the latter had — Reginald, of Melling, who married EUzabeth Wilson 
and died in 171 2; Elizabeth, wife of Robert B., and Anne, wife of Leonard C. 
By his second wife William had issue — John, Robert, and Elizabeth. Reginald, 
the eldest son, was the father of Henry Remington, of MelUng, who, by his 
wife, Isabel Bainbrig, had issue a son Reginald Remington, of The Crow 
Trees, in Melling, J. P., born in 1770, the friend of Lingard the historian, who 
married in 1796 Catherine, daughter of Thomas Machell, of Aynsome, and had 
issue Henry, of The Crow Trees, J. P., born 1797. Henry married, in 1826, Mary, 
only child of George Ashbumer, of Holm Bank, Ulverston, and had issue — 
Reginald, bom 1827, a Protestant clergyman; George, Henry, Thomas-Machell, 
Agnes, wife of Rev. Thomas Edmund Petty, of Bardsea, and Catherine. The 
family lost the faith towards the end of the seventeenth century. 

2 Two brothers of this family became priests — James, bom Sept. 8, 1707, 
son of Richard Layfield and his wife Elizabeth Atkinson, who was ordained 
priest at Rome March 16, 1726, and Christopher, bom Sept. 13, 171 3, who 
was ordained priest at Douay, Dec. 22, 1742, and after remaining as prefect- 
general, left for the mission July 7, 1745, and was placed at Tixall, in Stafford- 
shire, the seat of Lord Aston, where he died Sept. 27, 1761. James, the elder 
brother, left Rome Sept. 9, 1728, to be chaplain to the nuns at Liege, and after- 
wards came to the mission at Wolverhampton, and finally removed to Oscott, 
where he died Feb. 5, 1756. He was elected to the Old Chapter on Nov. 29, 1752. 
Administration to the estate of Richard Layfield, of Claughton, was granted in 
1684, and to that of Richard Layfield, of Lancaster, probably the father of the 
two priests, in 1717. 

3 William Sweetlove, of Claughton, was a Catholic non-juror in 171 7, and 
administration to his estate was granted in 1719. His son, Thomas, was also a 
Catholic non- juror in 171 7, and his will was proved in 1734. 

*The Croftes, of Claughton Hall, had been the manorial lords of Claughton 
in Lonsdale from a remote century, and yet they did not return a pedigree at 
any of the Visitations. They appear in the rolls from 1591, Edward, Gabriel, 
and Henry being favourite names with the family. Eventually an heiress carried 
the estate to the Cansfields, of Robert Hall. The chapel in the hall, however, 
which had been regularly served throughout the days of persecution, was 
maintained by the Cansfields and their successors, the Gerards of Bryn. 
Claughton Hall, dating from the time of Henry VII, was a most interesting 
example of an early manorial residence. A low gateway, with an oriel window 
above, opened into the quadrangle. The terrace front was flanked with two 


Thomas ffoxcrofte, Carpenter ffrancisca ux fFrancisci Carter, 
Johannes Tompson, Husbm husbm 


Gracia ux Thome Holestock Maria Holestock 

Johannes Holestock, Husbm tunstall 

Anna Holestock, spinster Adrianus Cooper, Husbm 

Isabella Holestock Maria Girlington,^ spinster 

CATON [Lancaster] 

Ellena ux Henrici Crofte Robertus Struton, yeom 

Jana ux Thome ffaithvvaite, ^ Margretta ux Willielmi Dobson, 

husbm yeom 

Guido Cowperthwaite, husbm Jana ux Eduardi Wilson, yeom 

Maria ux eius Thomas Pro6lor, Tayler 

Maria ux Thome Dynely Isabella ux eius 

Margretta Lucas, vid Christoferus Townson^ 

Lucia Cooperthwaite Ellena ux eius 
Anna Gibson, vid 


Johannes Copeland,* yeom Jacobus Wallon, servus pred Ro- 

berti Copeland 
quaint towers, with long transomed windows above. A younger branch of the 
family resided at West End, or Claughton House, and of this branch were no 
doubt the Croftes of the text. In 171 7 Margaret Crofte, of Claughton, widow, 
and her son William were Catholic non-jurors. She was probably the widow of 
Henry Crofte, whose will was proved in 17 10. West End eventually passed with 
the daughter and heiress of Henry Crofte to Mr Knowles, of Claughton, and 
through his son Henry's daughter and heiress to Samuel Still, of London. 

^ Mary Girlington was the youngest daughter of Sir John Girlington, of 
Thurland Castle, in Tunstall, a major-general in the royal army, slara in 1645. 

2 The ffaithwaites, or ffarthwayte as the naftie was more usually written, 
had long resided at Littledale, in Caton. The inquisition post mortem of Henry 
Farthwaite, of Littledale, gentleman, was taken March 16, 1627, when it was 
found that he was seised of considerable estate in fee, that he died April 30, 1624, 
and that Thomas, then aged thirteen years and seven months, was his son and 
heir. The will of Anthony ffaithwait, of Littledale, was proved in 1606, and that 
of a namesake, of the same, in 1639. 

3 The Townsons had resided at Littledale, in Caton, for a very long period. 
Christopher subsequently removed to Melling, where administration to his 
estate was granted in 1701. There were several Benedictines of this family. 
Dom John Townson, D.D., was professed at Lambspring in 1674, and died in 
1718, Dom Thomas Augustine Townson was professed at Lambspring in 1688, 
and died in 1722, and Bro. William Andrew Townson was professed at Douay 
in 1695, s-iid died in 171 1. 

* The Copelands, probably descended from the ancient Lancashire family 
of their name, were agents to the Daltons, of Thurnham Hall, for their Bulk, 
Aldcliffe, and other estates. They resided at Dolphin Lee, over the entrance to 
which is still a stone inscribed with the initials L C E, standing for Laurence 
Copeland and his wife. He was steward to the Daltons in 1641 and died at 
Dolphin Lee in 1651. Administration to the estate of his son, Robert Copeland, 
named in the text, of Dolphin Lee, was granted in 1670, and to those of Thomas 
Copeland in 1676 and John Copeland in 1697, both of Dolphin Lee. Mary Cope- 
land, widow of Thomas, of Aldcliffe, whose will was proved in 1697, was a 
Catholic non-juror in 17 17, residing on the Dalton estate at Aldcliffe, as also 
her son Henry Copeland, whose will was proved in 1746. The family always 
retained the faith. John Copeland alias Street, of Lancashire, took the oath 
at Douay College in 1638. Mass was said in the old chapel in Dolphin Lee from 
a very early period. The pre-Reformation chalice, from the parish church of 


Katherina ux Robert! Copeland, Thomas Preston, yeom. 

yeom Elizabetha ux eius 

Bridgetta ux Thome Copeland 

Caton, was the one in regular use at Dolphin Lee till the service there was dis- 
continued, when it was handed over to the priest serving Claughton Hall and 
Robert Hall by the successors of the Copelands at Dolphin Lee, the Balls, 
whence it was transferred to Hornby mission. The Balls, who regularly appear 
in the recusant rolls, are strangely omitted from the present list. They were 
long tenants of the Daltons on their Thurnham and Cockerham estates. Ad- 
ministration to the estate of Rudolph Ball, of Cockerham, was granted in 1685, 
and one of his books with his autograph was formerly in the possession of the 
Rev. William Ball, of Westby. William Ball, of Cockerham, by his wife Cicely, 
who was probably a Worthington, had issue — Robert, of Scale Hall, near Lan- 
caster, who seems to have been the first to succeed the Copelands at Dolphin 
Lee; Thomas, of Thurnham, Catholic non-juror in 1717; and George, bom 
1678, who was ordained priest at Rome in 1704, served Mosborough Hall, the 
seat of the Molyneux family, for many years, till he removed in 1728 to Moor 
Hall, the seat of Mrs Wolfall, where he seems to have died in Nov., 1734. 
Robert, the eldest son, a Catholic non-juror in 171 7, by his wife, Winefred, 
daughter of Mr Taylor, of Park Hall, Quernmore, had issue — William, of 
Dolphin Lee; George Ball alias Worthington, born Jan. 2, 1703, s.v., who went 
to Douay, where he was admitted June 15, 1717, was ordained priest April 2, 
1729, and after teaching syntax left the college for the mission June 25, 1730, 
is thought to have served Dolphin Lee for a time, then Warwick Hall, Cumber- 
land, the seat of the Warwicks, and was rural dean, till his death, April 26, 
1748; Edward, born Augt 5, 17 17, who went to Douay in 1730, assumed the 
alias of Worthington, was ordained priest Sept. 23, 1741, and retained as a pro- 
fessor till Augt 6, 1747, when he was placed at Ugthorpe, co. York, thence in 
1750 was transferred to Great Eccleston, in the Fylde, which he left for Paynes- 
ley, CO. Stafford, in 1757, was transferred to Wolverhampton in 1759, after 
several years became chaplain at the Sardinian Chapel, was there 1773-4, and 
finally went to teach at St Omer's College, where he died Feb. 16, 1789; 
John, born March 13, 1722, who was admitted at Douay under the alias of 
Worthington, Aug. 3, 1735, ordained priest March 26, 1746, left Feb. 26, 1747, 
lived many years at Brailes, the seat of the Bishop family, which he left on 
account of the persecution of Mr Holland, an attorney of Cleobury, and brother 
to Mrs Bishop, and became confessarius at the Augustinian convent at Bruges in 
1775, but was recalled by his bishop in 1778, and became chaplain to Sir Richard 
Acton, Bart, at Aldenham Hall, co. Salop, where he died Jan. 6, 1 78 1 ; Robert, who 
married and had Elizabeth, spr, of Lancaster, and Alice, wife of Mr Ward ; and 
Winefrid, O.S.B., of Cambray, who died Oct. 27, 1774. William, the eldest son 
of Dolphin Lee, had issue — Robert, of Dolphin Lee, who married Agnes Roe, sister 
of the Rev. John Roe, of Blackladies, co. Stafford, and she died Dec. 26, 1801 ; 
William, who had several children ; Winifred, wife of Robert Croskell, of Bulk ; 
Cecily, wife of John Varley, of Worcester, formerly of Lancashire, and mother 
of the Rev. Robert Varley, who died at Hales Place, Canterbury, June 27, 1821 ; 
Alice, wife of Mr Walmesley, of Lancaster; Nancy, wife of Mr Dobson, of 
London; and Mary, wife of Signor Pierelli, of Naples. Robert, the eldest son, 
had issue — William, of Bulk, who married Sept. 29, 1798, Mary, daughter of 
Mr Layfield, of Lancaster; Robert, who married in Jan., 1806, Agnes, daughter 
of Mr Corless ; Agnes, wife of Mr Robinson ; Mary, wife of Mr Slezack ; Dorothy, 
who married Nov. 13, 1795, Randolph Penswick, agent to the Gerards of 
Bryn, brother to Bishop Thomas Penswick, V.A. — ^N.D., and the Rev. John 
Penswick; Alice, who married William Frith, of Sheffield, and was mother of 
Rev. Randolph Frith, ordained at Ushaw in 1835, who died at New Brighton 
in 1893; ^iid Sarah, wife of Mr Bone. Later members of the family were — the 
Rev. John Ball, of Doncaster, who died at York in 1847, aged forty-six, the 
Rev. John Ball, who died in 1854, and the Rev. William Ball, ordained at 
Ushaw, Sept. 21, 1850, who served successively Thurnham Hall, Kirkham, and 
Westby, and died at Dolphin Lee, June 27, 1880. 


WilHelmus Jelly, husbm Katherina Copeland, spinster 

Elizabetha ux eius Ellena Copeland, spinster 

Thomas Sergeant, Husbm Ellena Harrison, spinster 

Elena ux eius Johannes White, Husbm 

Thomas Copeland, Husbm Elizabetha ux eius 
ChristopherusCroskell,^ Husbm claughton in lonsdale 

Eliz Worthington, spinster Margareta Rivington, ^ vid 


Ellena White, vid Dorothea ux ffrancisci Walker 

Margretta Heyes, vid Robertus Sergeant,^ sen'' 

^The Croskells, of Bulk, the name in early times appearing as Cross-gill 
and Crosskill, were leaseholders under the Daltons of Thurnham. Most of them 
resided at Ellel about this period, and it would seem that Christopher of the 
text, son of Robert Croskell, removed there before his death, administration 
to his estate being dated 1680. He had issue amongst others — Robert, of Bulk, 
a Catholic non-juror in 171 7, whose will was proved Nov. 4, 1727, by his 
executors, Robert Birkett and Thomas Bennison, gen. ; Thomas, of Ellel, will 
proved by Thomas Gardner, his son-in-law, and Thomas Croskell, his grand- 
son, Dec. 8, 1739; Christopher, of Lancaster, who had a daughter Anne, living 
in 1717; and Dorothy, of Scotforth, spr, administration to whose estate was 
granted to her brother Robert in April, 1725. Robert, the eldest son, had issue 
a son John, of Bulk, whose widow, Elizabeth, administered to his estate July 9, 
1747. John's son, Robert, of Bulk, married Winifred, daughter of William Ball, 
of Dolphin Lee, died at Bulk July 3, 18 14, and left issue — John, who went to 
Sedgley Park School in 1777; William, who went to Sedgley in 1779, thence 
to Douay, where he arrived Oct. i, 1783, was imprisoned at Dourlens during the 
French Revolution, and after release was ordained priest at York in 1795, and 
died grand-vicar of the Northern District in 1838, aged seventy; Thomas, who 
went to Sedgley in 1788, and died at Bulk, Feb. i, i860, aged eighty-one; Charles, 
of Holme-on-Spalding Moor, agent to Lord Stourton, whose son Charles, bom 
in 181 3, settled in York, represented the Guildhall ward in the Council from 
1862 till his death, Aug. 2, 1891, and was the father of Canon Charles Croskell, 
of Leeds, and James Croskell; and Elizabeth, who married April 8, 1793, George 
Corbishley, of Claughton in Lonsdale and Cockersand Abbey, grandson of Samuel 
Corbishley, of Claughton, who died in 1720, and father of Robert Corbishley, 
of London, who died in Dec, 1857, aged fifty-two, leaving by Anne, daughter of 
Henry Wolfe, of Peel, near Lytham, William Wolfe Corbishley, of London, 
Rev. Robert, of Manchester, Very Rev. Canon Thomas, died 1905, Charles, 
and Mgr Joseph Corbishley, V.P. of Ushaw College. Thomas Croskell, who 
died in i860, by his wife, a daughter of John Coulston, of Lancaster, had issue — 
the Rt Rev. Mgr Robert, born at Liverpool, Jan. 20, 1808, ordained priest at 
Ushaw, June 13, 1835, provost of Salford, died at Levenshulme, Manchester, 
Dec. 12, 1902, aged almost ninety-five; Gabriel, of Lancaster; and Thomas, 
ordained priest at Ushaw, Sept. 21, 1850, many years procurator there, and 
died at Lancaster, Jan. 2, 1901, aged eighty. Gabriel, who was named after 
his uncle Gabriel Coulston, married, in 1843, Margaret, daughter of John 
Leeming, of Ridge, near Lancaster, and left issue the Rt Rev. Mgr Thomas 
Croskell, now of Rusholme, Manchester, who went to Sedgley Park School 
1856-59, and thence to Ushaw, where he was ordained priest, Nov. i, 1872. 

^Margareta uxor Henrici Rivington de Claughton, husb., was on the roll for 
I Car. 7(1625-6). 

3 The Sergeants of Aldcliffe and Ellel were wealthy yeomen. The will of 
Robert Sergeant, of Aldcliffe, was proved in 1697, ^^^ that of Thomas Sergeant, 
of the same, in 1690. Roger Sergeant, of Aldcliffe, was a recusant in 1679. The 
estate of William Sergeant, of Ellel, appearing later in the text, and also in the 
rolls till 1684, was administered to in 1708. One of them was the father of John 
Sergeant, of Hessam (or Hesom) Sike, in Ellel, a Catholic non-juror in 171 7, who 
registered estate there, and in Lancaster, Wyresdale, Skerton, Gressingham, 


Ellenora Sergeant fil Thome Ser- Margretta Sergeant fil pred Ro- 
geant berti 

Robertas Sergeant fil pred Ro- 
bert! Sergeant sen. 


Margretta ux Johannes Girling- Maria ux Johannes Robinson, 
ton,iAr. Husbm 

and Claughton in Lonsdale Hundred. By his wife, Dorothy Thornton, he had 
issue — Robert, of Hessam Sike in Ellel, administration to whose estate was 
granted in 1745; John, born Jan. 3, 1714, s.v., who was admitted into Douay 
College, Sept. 30, 1735, ordained priest March 19, 1744, left for the mission 
Augt 2, 1745, met the Prince's troops at Preston, was seized and taken to 
Lancaster Castle, but hberated, and placed in charge of the mission of Wyres- 
dale and Scorton, where he died Augt 31, 1795, and was buried at Cockerham. 
He had a controversy with Thomas Hunter, the vicar of Garstang in 1753, 
and he also published a book entitled The Turk and the Pope. Another John 
Sergeant, supposed to be of the same family, went to Sedgley Park School in 
1 79 1, thence to Valladolid, where he was ordained priest, was many years chap- 
lain at Spanish Place, London, but died at Liverpool, Sept. i, 1825. He was a 
frequent contributor to the Orthodox Journal, and other Catholic periodicals, 
under the signature of J. S. 

^The Girlingtons, of Hackforth Hall, co. York, descended from the Girling- 
tons, of Girlington Hall, co. York, acquired Thurland Castle, in Cantsfield, by 
purchase from Francis Tunstall, who removed to Scargill Castle, co. York, 
between 1600 and 1604, at which period John Girlington first appears as of 
Thurland Castle in the recusant rolls. Pedigrees of Girlington, of Girlington 
Hall and of Hackforth Hall, appear in the Visitations of Yorkshire, and of 
Thurland Castle in the Visitations of Lancashire in 161 3 and 1664. The Lanca- 
shire returns are unsatisfactory, many names being omitted, and the issue 
of younger sons entirely ignored. John Girlington, the purchaser of Thurland 
Castle, was the fourth son of Nicholas Girlington, of Hackforth Hall, by 
Dorothy, daughter of Robert Meynell, of Hawnby Hall, co. York, serjeant-at- 
law, and her sister Joan Meynell was the wife of Ninian Girlington, of GirUng- 
ton Hall. By his wife Christian, daughter of Sir William Babthorpe, of Bab- 
thorpe Hall, John had issue — Nicholas, of Thurland Castle, who married Jane, 
daughter and coheiress of Josias Lambert, of Calton, co. York, son of John 
Calton, by Anne, daughter of Richard Redman, of Harewood Castle; William, 
of Cantsfield, who, with his wife Margaret, was a recusant in 1625 seq., and 
was probably the father of Dom John Girlington, O.S.B,, professed at Paris 
in 1653, prior of Dieulward, 1677-81, who subsequently came to the mission; 
John, of Gray's Inn, whose will was proved in 1626; Anthony, of Thurland 
Castle, a captain in the royal army, who was slain at or near the castle during 
its siege in 1643 ; Dorothy, wife of William Salvin, of Newbiggin Hall, co. York; 
Frances, wife of Mr Collingwood, of Bawtry, co. Notts; and Faith, wife of 
Ralph Carre. Nicholas, the eldest son, had issue — Josias, aged one at the 
Visitation of 161 3, who died young; Sir John, knighted by Charles I, who 
defended Thurland Castle, the last stronghold of the King in Lancashire, 
during a siege of eleven weeks till its surrender in Oct., 1643; Nicholas, living 
unmarried in 1664; Christian, unmarried in 1664; and Mary, wife of Cuthbert 
Collingwood, of Dalden, co. Durham. Lieut. William Girlington, slain in the 
royal cause during the civil wars, was either a brother or cousin of Sir John, 
though he is omitted from the pedigrees. Sir John was a major-general in the 
royal army, and lost his hfe in the battle near Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester, 
in 1645. He married his cousin, Katherine, daughter of Thomas Girlington, 
and had issue — Nicholas, living in 1642, who seems to have died young; John, 
aged twenty-seven at the Visitation of 1664; WiUiam; Anne, wife of Robert 
Cole, of Beaumont Cote; and Mary, the spinster named earlier in the text. 
John, the eldest son, married Margaret, daughter of James Duckett, of Gray- 
rigg Hall, co. Westmoreland, by Magdalen, daughter of Sir Henry Curwen, of 


Johannes Robinson, Husbm Anna Townson, spinster 

Ricardus Robinson, Husbm Thomas Naylor, Husbm 

Blanch Cansfield,^ spinster Cicilia ux eius 

Workington Hall, and probably was the John Girlington, of Hornby, whose 
will was proved in 1706, as Thurland Castle had been demolished in 1643. He 
had issue four daughters — Magdalen, aged eight at the Visitation of 1664; 
Katherine; Elizabeth; and Margaret. Magdalen, the eldest daughter and even- 
tual sole heiress, became the wife of Henry Butler, of Rawcliffe Hall, her 
marriage articles being dated Dec. 13, 1683. Henry Butler about 1709 con- 
veyed all his estate to his son Richard, who was taken prisoner at the battle of 
Preston in 171 5, condemned to death, and his estates forfeited, but died in 
prison in London in 17 16. The Thurland Castle estate, however, was settled 
upon Richard's infant daughter and heiress, Catherine Butler, who married 
in 1729 Philip Markham, of OUerton Hall, co. Notts, but died under age and 
sine prole, when the Thurland estate was sold. John Girlington, son of one of the 
younger sons of John Girlington and Christian Babthorpe, was living in 1662, 
and had issue — Richard, of St Worth, appearing earlier in the text under 
Hoghton, who married Anne, daughter of Thomas Gillibrand, of Chorley 
(or Gillibrand) Hall, by Anne, daughter of William Blundell, of Crosby Hall, 
and relict of WilHam Hesketh, of North Meols Hall; and John, born at Thur- 
land, who was ordained priest at Lisbon, and came to the mission in 1684, 
and died Augt 13, 1729, at Sunderland Bridge, Durham, the last of his family. 
The latter has been confused by Abbot Snow {Necrology O.S.B.) with his 
namesake the Benedictine. Richard Girlington, of Withnell, had issue a child 
buried at Brindle Augt 22, 1654, and a daughter Elizabeth buried there 
Jan. 26, 1693, whom he followed to the same grave on March 23, 1698. 

^The Cansfields, or Cantsfields, had possessed Cantsfield Hall, in Tunstall 
parish, and Robert Hall, in Tatham parish, from a remote period, but through 
some cause or other did not return a pedigree at any of the Visitations. Early 
in the i6th century Elizabeth, daughter and sole heiress of Robert Cantsfield, 
of Cantsfield Hall, married William Charnock, of Charnock Hall and Leyland 
Old Hall, but Cantsfield reverted to the younger branch seated at Robert 
Hall. Thomas Cansfield, of Robert Hall and Cantsfield Hall, married Frances, 
daughter of Brian Fowler, of St Thomas' Priory, co. Stafford, and had issue — 
Sir John Cansfield, the Royalist, who was badly wounded at Newbury, in 1643, 
and after spending some time on the Continent, during which he visited Rome 
in 1646, died from the effects of his injuries; Brian, baptized at Tatham, Dec. 17, 
1580, entered the Society of Jesus at Rome in 1604, and used the alias of Chris- 
topher Benson, subsequently came to the mission, was seized at the altar and 
imprisoned in York Castle, whence he obtained his discharge only to die from 
the effects of his ill-treatment Aug. 3, 1643; Dame Mary Anne, who become a 
nun at the Benedictine convent at Brussels in 1598, and died in 161 1; Eliza- 
beth, Blanch of the text, and Mary, all spinsters and recusants at Robert 
Hall in 1621. Sir John, by his wife Isabel, daughter of Thomas Ashton, of 
Croston Hall, had issue — John, of Robert Hall and Cantsfield Hall, who 
married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of James Anderton, of Birchley Hall, 
by Anne, daughter of Sir W^alter Blount, of Sodington Hall, co. Worcester, 
Bart.; Charles, who was admitted into the college at Rome March 17, 1639, 
aged twenty-six, and adopted the alias of Ashton, was ordained priest July 5, 
1643, came to the mission in 1645, became a canon of the Old Chapter in 1667, 
and died in 1694; a^nd several daughters, some of whom became nuns. John, the 
eldest son, died Augt 29, and his wife Elizabeth Feb. 19, 1680, and were buried 
at Tatham Church, where a monument commemorates them. They had issue 
two daughters and coheiresses — Anne, wife of Richard Sherburne, of Stony- 
hurst, who died s.p., and Mary, ultimately sole heiress to the Cansfield and 
Anderton estates, who married Sir William Gerard, of Bryn, fifth Bart, whose 
descendants still own Robert Hall and Cantsfield Hall, now degenerated into 
farm-houses. The ancient chapel at Robert Hall, which was served continu- 
ously throughout penal times, is now in a very dilapidated condition. 


Anna Smith, spinster Elizabetha Weeton, spinster 

Ellena ux Nicholai Garnett^ 


Robertus Parkinson, Sadler Elizabetha ux eius 

Anna ux Evani Pilkington ^ Robertus Tayler, Husbm 

Johannes Pilkington Jona ux eius 

Margretta ux Johannis Kitchin Maria Hey, vid 

WHiTTiNGTON Elizabetha Walker, vid 

Maria Carus,^ spinster Johannes Walker, Blacksmith 

Lucia North, "^ vid Jenetta ux eius 

Willielmus Dicconson, Husbm Agnes ux Thome Brad 

Willielmus Gibson, Husbm Anna Batty, ^ vid 


Johannes Walker, Husbm 

^ The Gametts of Cantsfield were an ancient family, and appear annually 
in the recusant rolls. Stephen Garnett, of Lancashire, was ordained priest and 
came to England from Douay in 1581. The will of William Garnett, of Cants- 
field, was proved in 1604. Richard Garnett, son of William Garnett and Mary 
his wife, was born at Cantsfield about 1680, took his degree of B.A. at Trinity 
College, Cambridge, and was received into the Church by Mr John Redman, 
the priest at Robert Hall, and afterwards lived for some time with another 
priest, Reginald Battle, who at this time was probably at Cantsfield Hall or 
Over Burrow Hall. He sent him to Rome, where he was admitted in 1605, and 
assumed the alias of Fisher. He was ordained priest in 1606, and went to Douay 
College in 1609, whence he left for England in 16 10. Edmund Garnett, of 
Lancashire, went to the college at Valladolid in 1670, and was ordained priest 
in 1674. Nicholas Garnett, of Cantsfield, was a Catholic non- juror in 17 17. 

2 Administration to the estate of Evan Pilkington, of Sturzaker, in Gar- 
stang parish, was granted in 1668. 

3 Mary Cams was the young daughter of Thomas Carus of Halton Hall, and 
of West Hall in Whittington, by his second wife Mary, daughter of Thomas 
Stanley, of Great Eccleston Hall (natural son of Henry Stanley, Earl of Derby), 
by Mary, daughter of Robert Hesketh, of Rufford Hall, and widow of Richard 
Barton, of Barton Hall. Mrs Carus was the widow of Captain John Butler, 
of Kirkland Hall, who was slain at Marston Moor, July 2, 1644, whose young 
children in consequence were brought up Protestants by the trustees, all his 
ancestors and relations having previously been staunch Catholics. George 
Carus, own-brother to Mary of the text, was baptized at Wliittington, Oct. 6, 

*Lucy, widow of Richard North, of Docker Hall, in Whittington parish, 
was the second daughter of Thomas Carus, of Halton Hall, who acquired West 
Hall, in Whittington, with his wife, Anne, daughter and heiress of Miles 
Huddleston, who erected West Hall. The Norths were living at Docker Hall in 
the reign of Queen Mary. They appear annually in the recusant rolls from 
1 591. John North, of Docker Hall, his wife Margaret, and his children, Richard, 
Thomas, John, Margaret, Alice, and Ellen, all appear in the rolls temp. Jac. I 
and Car. I. John, the son, was ordained priest at Douay April 5, 1631, using 
the alias of Lancaster, and thence sent to Lisbon to be prefect of studies. He is 
probably the North mentioned by Dr Southcote as serving some mission in 
Westmoreland in 1632, and later found serving Thurnham Hall and the 
vicinity in the last quarter of the seventeenth century. His brother Richard, 
the husband of Lucy Carus, seems to have died in 1627, and his next brother 
Thomas succeeded to Docker Hall, whose descendant and namesake died in 
July, 1790, when the estate was sold. Like many others, the Norths did not 
return a pedigree at any of the Visitations, though fully entitled to do so. 

^ Anne Batty's will was proved in 1677. She was apparently the widow of 
Thomas Battie, who died about 1661. The Battys were descended from the 




MargrettauxEdwardi Parkinson JanauxRobertiMashiter, Husbm 


Johannes Gregg Anna Aple, ^ spinster 


Thomas Knipe^ Anna ux eius 


Rowlandus Thornborrow,^ gen Elizabetha ux eius 
ancient family of Battie of Over Burrow Hall, in Tunstall, of which parish 
Robert Battie died vicar in 1592. Reginald Battie, born in or about 1569, 
arrived at Douay College in 1590, and left for Rome in 1591. There he was 
ordained priest March 12, 1594, and left the college for England Dec. 16, 1597. 
In 1605 he was serving Over Burrow Hall or Cantsfield Hall, probably both. 
John Battie was a recusant living at Over Burrow Hall in 1620. 

1 Administration to the estate of Anne Apeley, of Poulton-le-Sands, was 
granted in 1684. The Appleys were a local family. 

'The Knipes of Burblethwaite Hall were descended from William Knipe, 
of Burblethwaite Hall, and his wife, a daughter of the ancient family of 
Broughton, of Broughton Tower, in the parish of Kirkby Ireleth. The will 
of Thomas Knipe, of Burblethwaite, was proved in 1664. His namesake of the 
text was no doubt his son. Thomas Knipe, of Burblethwaite Hall, married 
Isabel, daughter of John Bradshaw, of Scales Hall, and relict of George Smith, 
of Stalmine Grange. The family appears annually in the rolls down to this 

* Hampsfield Hall, in East Broughton, in the parish of Cartmel, a venerable 
mansion, was long a residence of the Thornburghs, or Thornboroughs, of Sel- 
side Hall, co. Westmoreland, who returned pedigrees at the Visitations of 
Yorkshire (nominally in 1584-5 to 161 2), and Westmoreland in 161 5, but none 
at those of Lancashire. From Rowland de Thornborough, living in the time of 
Edward I, descended William Thornborough, of Thornborough, co. York, who 
married a dau. of Sir John Croker, of London, and his son, Sir Wilham Thorn- 
borough, of Thornborough, married Anne, dau. of Richard Maleverer, who 
had issue, WiHiam, o.s.p., John, of Hampsfield, co. Lancaster, and Anne, wife 
of Christopher Curwen. John Thornborough, of Hampsfield, married Elizabeth, 
dau. of Sir Henry Pierpoint, and had issue, William, who married Catherine, 
dau. of William Hilton, Thomas, John, and Margaret, wife of Wilham Easton. 
According to the pedigree in Nicholson's Hist, of Westmoreland, which is not as 
reliable as it might be, Wilham, the eldest son, had amongst others a son 
Thomas, who married Jane, dau. of Sir John Dalston, of Dalston, co. Cumber- 
land, and was succeeded by his son Henry, who, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Matthew Pooth, had issue — ^William Thornborough, of Hampsfield Hall, co. 
Lancaster, and Selside Hall, co. Westmoreland, with whom the pedigree in the 
Yorkshire Visitations commences; John; Henry; Jane, wife of William Brad- 
shaigh; Catherine, a nun; and Elizabeth, wife of Pierce Starkey. William, 
the eldest son, married Eleanor, dau. of Sir Richard Musgrave, of Musgrave 
Hall, CO. Westmoreland, and had issue — ^William, of Hampsfield Hall, who 
married Elizabeth, dau. and heiress of Sir Thomas Broughton, of Broughton 
Tower, and had issue — Rowland, who married Margaret, dau. of Sir Geoffrey 
Middleton, of Middleton Hall, co. Westmoreland; Thomas; Nicholas; Eleanor, 
wife of Richard Curwen, of Workington Hall, co. Cumberland ; Anne, wife of 
Sir Thomas Preston, of the Manor of Furness; Elizabeth, wife of William 
Kirkby, of Up Rawcliffe Hall; and Isabel, wife of William Clifton, of Westby 
Hall. Rowland, the eldest son, had issue — Sir William Thornborough, of Hamps- 
field Hall, and Selside Hall, who married Thomasine, dau. and coheiress 
of Sir Robert Bellingham, of Whitwell Hall, co. Westmoreland, whereby the 
manor of Whitwell was united with that of Selside; Rowland; Eleanor, wife of 
Thomas Beck ; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Warcop, of Smardale Hall, co. West- 
moreland; Anne, wife of Thomas Roos; and Alice, wife of Thomas Kellet, of 
Winder. Sir William, whose wife died in 15 Eliz. 1572-3, had issue — ^WilUam 



who married Etheldred, dau. of Sir Thomas Carus, of Halton Hall, Justice of the 
King's Bench; Rowland, o.s.p., buried at Cartmel, July 12, 1605; Nicholas, 
married Isabel, dau. of Robert Salkeld, of Thornemonby, of whom hereafter; 
Margaret, wife of Richard Fallowfield, of Melcanthorp, co. Westmoreland; 
Thomasine, wife of Hugh Dicconson, of Blackrod in Aspull; Cicely, married 
July 23, 1 58 1, to John Wharton, of Kirkby Thore, co. Westmoreland; and 
Dorothy, wife of Henry Middleton, of Threlkeld. William, the eldest son, who 
was buried at Cartmel, Oct. 7, 1608, and his wife, Feb. 19, 1596, had issue — 
Rowland, of Hampsfield Hall, who married Jane, dau. of Thomas Dalton, of 
Thurnham Hall, by Anne, dau. of Sir Richard Molyneux, of Sefton; Anne; and 
Thomasine. Rowland, the son, had issue — ^William, who married Catherine, dau. 
of Edward Langtree, of Langtree Hall, and Swartbreck Hall in Weeton, by 
Isabel, dau. of Christopher Anderton, of Lostock Hall; John; Rowland; 
Francis; Nicholas, buried at Cockersand, Jan. 29, i622;Etheldred, wife of John 
Gregson, of Moor Hall; Jane, wife of John Knipe, of Rampside Hall; Anne, 
married at Cartmel, May 6, 1629, to Henry Bigland, of The Grange; and 
Thomasine. William Thornborough, the eldest son, who sold parts of the 
manors of Whitwell and Selside, and also Selside Hall, to his cousin and name- 
sake, the son of Nicholas Thornborough, third son of Sir William, had issue — 
Rowland, of Methop, co. Westmoreland, who married his kinswoman, a dau. of 
Hugh Dicconson, of Blackrod in Aspull; Edward, buried at Cartmell, June 7, 
1623; James, buried Nov. 23, 1635; Richard ; Charles ; Elizabeth ; and Catherine. 
Rowland, the eldest son, had issue — Rowland, of Methop, who married Jane, 
dau. of Thomas Brockholes, of Claughton Hall, by Mary, dau. and heiress of 
John Holden, of Chaigley Hall; James; and William. Rowland Thornburgh, 
the eldest son, had issue — ^Thomas, who died unmarried ; Elizabeth, who married 
John Trafford, of Croston Hall, but ob. s.p. ; and several children who died young. 
Rowland's will was dated Nov. 5, 1708; his widow, who resided at Skelsmergh, 
CO. Westmoreland, was a Catholic non- juror in 171 7. After the death of Mrs 
Trafford, the elder line of the Thornburghs seems to have become extinct. When 
the family ceased to reside at Hampsfield Hall is not recorded. It was eventually 
purchased by the Rawlinsons, and is now a farmhouse. The family was con- 
tinued by the descendants of Nicholas, of Whitwell Hall, third son of Sir 
William Thornborough, who had issue — ^William, of Whitwell Hall, who pur- 
chased Selside Hall from his cousin and namesake; Thomas; Dorothy; and 
Thomasine. William married Catherine, dau. of Jerome Hawley, of Brentford, 
CO. Middlesex, and had issue — several children who died unmarried; James 
who sold Whitwell Hall and Selside Hall to his brother Francis, married a 
sister of Walter Nicholson, of Grisedale and Whelpside, and had issue two sons, 
Nicholas and John, and four daughters, whose descendants died out, a dau. 
of one of the sons probably being Margaret Winefred Thornburgh, Canoness 
Regular of the Holy Sepulchre at Li^ge, who died March 25, 1785, aged 
seventy-one; and Francis, who purchased Selside and Whitwell from his 
brother, & married Frances, dau. of George Waite, of Leyburn, co. York. The 
latter had issue — ^William Thornburgh, of Selside Hall and Whitwell Hall, of 
whom hereafter; George, who married Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Thornburgh, 
of Wolston or Wilson House, co. Lancaster, and had, besides a dau. Susanna, a 
son John, who by his ^vife Mary, sister of William Newman, of Froyle, co. 
Hants, had Francis, and Margaret, wife of Caspar Conti, a professor of Italian 
in the French military school at Paris; Catherine, spr; Agnes, wife of Thomas 
Radcliffe, of Dilston, co. Northumberland; Margaret, spr; and Isabel, 
spr. William Thornburgh, of Selside Hall, the eldest son, a Catholic non- 
juror in 1 71 7, married Mary, dau. of Captain William Huddleston, of Hale 
Grange, Kirkby Thore, co. Westmoreland, brother of Dom John Dionysius 
Huddleston, O.S.B., who received Charles II into the Church, and had issue — 
Francis Thornburgh, of Selside Hall, and of Leyburn, co. York, who married 
Katherine, dau. of Thomas Sudell, of Windlass Park and West Witton, co. 
York; William Thornburgh, ordained priest at Douay, Sept. 20, 1724, took his 
degree of D.D., May 10, 1731, left the college for the English mission, Jan. 30, 
1738, elected president in place of Dr Robert Witham, deceased, Feb. 24, 
arrived back at the College, July 28, 1739, & revisited England, on account of ill- 


Henricus Bigland de Grange in Jacobus BIgland fil pred Henrici 

Cartmell ^ Bigland 

Anna ux eius Anna Bigland fil Henrici Bigland 


Henricus Walley Thomas Robinson, Alehouse- 

Margretta Nelson, spinster keeper 

Jacobus Best Jana ux eius 

Sibilla Greene Henricus Libtret,^ Husbm 

Ellena Sergent Isabella ux eius 

Anna ux Willielmi Arsnepp ^ 
health shortly before death, which occurred at his brother's house at Leyburn, 
March 4, 1750, n.s.; George Thornburgh, a druggist, who married Mary, dau. 
and coheiress of John Dalton, of Thumham Hall, by Catherine, dau. of Henry 
Whittingham, of Whittingham Hall, and had issue as hereafter; Frances, wife 
of Ferdinando Johnson, of Middleton in Teasdale, co. Durham, and was mother 
of the Rev. Robert Johnson, who died in charge of the mission of Dodding 
Green, co. Westmoreland, June 2, 1799; Agnes, a nun at Antwerp; Mary, wife 
of Mr. Huntback, of Essex, o.s.p. ; and Ellen, wife of Joseph Tufton, chemist, of 
London, o.s.p. Francis, the eldest son, joined the army of the Chevalier de St 
George on Nov. 5, 171 5, with his father, who provided him with a servant, as 
he wore scarlet uniform, and had the title of captain. Notwithstanding, their 
estate by some means escaped forfeiture. They ceased, however, to reside at 
Selside Hall, and settled at Leyburn, in Yorkshire, where Francis died in 1774, 
sine prole.The third son, George Thornburgh, had issue, a son Francis, who died 
unmarried in 1769, and a dau. and sole heiress, Mary, who married, in 1769, 
Ralph Riddell, second son of Thomas Riddell, of Swinburne Castle and Felton 
Park, CO. Northumberland, by Mary Margaret, dau. of WilHam Widdrington, 
of Cheeseburne Grange, co. Northumberland. Ralph Riddell succeeded his 
maternal uncle, Ralph Widdrington, to the Cheeseburne Grange estate, which 
is still the seat of his descendants. Selside Hall and the Thornburgh estate thus 
passed to the Riddells. The greater part of the old hall has been pulled down, 
and what remains is now a farmhouse. On the first floor of the central block of 
the mansion, between the two towers, is a priests' hiding place, contrived in the 
thickness of the cross-wall carrying the chimney of the banqueting hall. It was 
approached through an aperture under the roof, and under the flooring of the 
room was another aperture, 2^ ft by i^ ft, leading by a passage three ft. long 
into the secret chamber, which apparently was intended to afford ventilation, 
and by which provisions could be passed. 

1 Bigland Hall had been the seat of the Biglands from time immemorial. 
They had intermarried with many leading Catholic families, but did not return 
a pedigree at any of the Visitations, as the heralds did not visit this part of 
Lancashire, north of the sands. They appear in the recusant rolls till about 
this period. Henry Bigland, of The Grange, named in the text, baptized at 
Cartmel, May 18, 1607, was the only son of James Bigland, of The Grange, 
second son of Henry Bigland, of Bigland Hall, and his wife Isabel Bellingham. 
He married. May 6, 1629, Anne, daughter of Rowland Thornburgh, of Hamps- 
field Hall, by Jane, daughter of Thomas Dalton, of Thumham Hall, and dying 
in 1667, had issue — Henry, who died in 1646; James, of the text; George; 
Thomasine, buried March 2, 1645 ; ^^'^ Anne, of the text. 

2 The will of Henry Liptrott, of Thurnham, was proved in 1667. 

*The Haresnapes came with the Daltonsto Thumham from their Bispham 
estate in the parish of Croston, where they were leaseholders, and appear in 
the rolls from 1 591. Of the Bispham branch were two Benedictines, Bro. Bene- 
dict Haresnape, who died in 1760, and his nephew, Dom Thomas Placid 
Haresnape, who died in 1807, both natives of Ormskirk. William Haresnape, 
named in the text, died in 1682, leaving two sons — Robert, of Thurnham, a 
Catholic non-juror in 171 7; and William, who died at Thumham in 1720. 
Robert's will was proved Feb. 22, 1728, by his son William who, dying in 1759, 
left a daughter Agnes, wife of Richard Gillow, of Ellel Grange. 



Petrus Bennett, husbm Jenetta Gibson 

Agnes ux eius Thomas Edmonson, husbm 

HEYSHAM Anna ux eius 

Jenetta ux Thome Clarkson,^ gen 


Willielmus Sergeant Christoferus Preston fil pred Marie 

Margretta ux eius ffranciscus Preston fil pred Marie 

Johannes White, Blacksmith Petrus Preston fil pred Marie 

Robertus Cansfield,^ husbm Alicia Preston fil pred Marie 

Margretta ux eius Bridgetta Preston fil pred Marie 

Maria Preston,^ vid Marg. Corles,^ vid 


Josia Morley,^ gen Dorothea ux eius 

iThe will of Thomas Clarkson, of Heysham, was proved in 1685. The 
family had long been settled at Heysham. 

* John Cansfield, of Ellel, was a recusant in 1625, and Robert Cansfield, of 
the same, in 1625-35 seq. The will of Margaret Cansfield, of Ellel, was proved 
in 1 67 1. They were probably of remote descent from the Cansfields of Robert 

^The pedigrees of the Prestons of Ellel and Cockerham appearing in 
Baines' Hist, of Lancashire, iv, 658, and Burke's Extinct Baronetage, are abso- 
lutely untrustworthy and of little value. They are supposed to have been 
descended from John, the third son of John Preston, of Preston Patrick and 
Under Levens Hall, in Westmoreland, and the Manor of Furness, in Lanca- 
shire, who is said to have married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Roger 
ffytche, of Ellel, and to have had sons William, Nicholas, John, Roger, Thomas, 
and Christopher. The parish registers of Cockerham and the recusant rolls 
prove the inaccuracy of the printed pedigrees. The Prestons of Hillom, in 
Cockersand, yeomen and farmers, were unable to prove their priority of 
descent from the Prestons of the Manor at the time that Thomas Preston of 
Holker apostatized in order to obtain the estates when Sir Thomas Preston, 
the third and last baronet, became a Jesuit. The Prestons of Ellel Grange, 
who were of higher social position and staunch Catholics, were undoubtedly the 
nearest male heirs. Nicholas Preston, of Ellel Grange, was a recusant in 1607- 
1619, and Alice Preston, widow, of Ellel Grange, in 1621, seq., and with her 
son William in 1633. The widow's will was proved in 1638. John Preston, of 
Ellel, appears in the rolls for 162 1-2, and William, of Ellel Grange, and his wife 
Mary, in 1625-6. The latter appears to be the same with the widow of the text, 
administration to whose estate was granted in 1699. Her son Christopher, 
named in the text, remained on the rolls to the end, and his will was proved in 
1689. There were a great many wills of Prestons, of Ellel Grange, proved at 
Richmond. The present owners of the Grange, which they acquired by purchase 
in the last century, cannot be shown to be descended from the original stock. 
The name was very common in Cockersand and district, and the registers do 
not corroborate the printed pedigree. It is very probable that Bro. Benedict 
Preston, O.S.B., who was professed at Douay in 1639, and died before his 
ordination in 1640, was of the Ellel Grange family. 

* Margaret Corles was the widow of William Corles, of Ellel, who died in 
1664. The will of William's father, John Corles, of Ellel, was proved in 1617, and 
that of his mother in 1634. The will of John Corles, of Ellel, was proved in 
1732. The family appears on the rolls from the commencement in 1591. The 
name was subsequently spelt "Corless." The Rev. George J. A. Corless, D.D., 
descended from this family, died at Cottam in 1865, aged seventy-three. His 
mother married secondly John Carter, of Little Poulton Hall, father by his 
first wife of the Rev. William Carter, of Samlesbury. 

''The Morleys of Wennington Hall, in the parish of Melling, returned a 
pedigree at the Visitation of 1664, and a very full one appears in Foster's 


HenncusChivall,^gen Rogferus Noble, Husbm 

Anna ux eius Georgius ffoxcrofte, Husbm 

Margretta Marshall, vid Maria Story, vid 

Margretta Chlvall, vid Maria ux Johannis Coulston ^ 

Anna Aynsworth, vid Johannes Wilson, Husbm 

Elizabetha Walker, vid Elizabetha Cooke ux Johannis 
Elizabetha ux Thome Walker Cooke 

Lancashire Pedigrees, 1873. Josias Morley, named in the text, was the second 
son of Francis Morley, of Wennington Hall, by Cassandra, daughter and co- 
heiress of Josias Lambert, of Calton, in Craven, and he was born Nov. i, 161 2. 
He married Dorothy Thompson, July 8, 1642, who died at Hornby, Oct. 10, 
1693, and had issue — Francis, born 1643, died 1663; William, bom 1645, died 
1664; Valentine, bom 1650, died 1653; Ignatius, bom 1653, died 1699, having 
married in 1675 Mary, daughter of John Colthurst, of Hornby, by whom he had 
two sons and two daughters, who all died young; Cuthbert, bom 1657, steward 
to the Daltons, who died at Thumham s.p., in 1714; Cassandra, bom 1648, 
died 1653; and Dorothy, born 1655, <^i6d 1658. Thomas Morley, of Wenning- 
ton Hall, the eldest brother of Josias, returned a pedigree of three generations 
in 1664, when his son and heir, Robert, was fourteen years of age. Thomas died 
in 1666, and a few years later, in 1673, Wennington Hall was sold to the 
Marsdens. Hitherto the family had always been staunch to the faith, and 
appears annually in the recusant rolls, but an unfortunate circumstance 
deprived the two sons of Francis Morley, the younger brother of Josias, of 
their heritage. Francis, born in 16 14, having engaged in the royal cause during 
the civil wars, was forced to take refuge in France. His wife, Jane Buskill, of 
Capel Side, co. Westmoreland, supposing that he was dead, and over-per- 
suaded by her Protestant relatives, remarried a Cromwellian captain. Francis 
Morley subsequently returned to England incognito, and finding what had hap- 
pened returned in disgust to France, where he died a Catholic. His sons, Josias 
and Francis, had been sent to a Protestant school, and thus were robbed of 
their faith. The pedigree does not help to identify the Thomas Morley of 
Yealand-cum-Silverdale, Francis, and Dorothy Morley, of Tatham-cum-Ireby, 
named earlier in the text. 

1 The will of William Chi vail, of Hornby, husband of Margaret, and father 
of Henry, was proved in 1662. 

2 The Coulstons, of Hornby, Heylot, and Wray, in the parish of Melling, 
annually appear in the rolls. The wills of Gabriel Coulston, of Wray, and 
Henry Coulston, of Heylot, in Roeburndale, were proved in 1690, and that of 
John Coulston, of Heylot, in 1705. John Coulston, of Heylot, was a Catholic 
non-juror in 17 17. His son John, of the same, had issue — John, of Barkinsgate, 
who married Mary Croft and had issue — John, of whom hereafter; Joshua, bapt. 
Sept.3,i769,whohad issue John, of Hawkshead,Bolton-le-Sands, banker, o.s.^., 
Elizabeth, spr, and a daughter married to William Knowles, whose son, John 
Knowles.of Well House, in Scotforth, was father of the present Mr Knowles, who 
inherited Hawkshead from his great uncle, John Coulston, the banker ; Thomas, 
of Well House, in Scotforth, born in April, 1772, who married Elizabeth, sister 
of William Knowles, and dying May 21, 1848, had issue John, baptized Jan. 
10, 1799, oh. inf., John, bapt. Apr. 29, 1801, oh. young, and Thomas, of Well 
House, baptized Sept. 29, 1809, who died a bachelor in 1856, having founded 
a chantry chapel in St Peter's Church at Lancaster; William, of Lancaster, 
baptized Augt 18, 1776, who by his wife Grace, who died Feb. 9, 181 5, had 
issue a son John, baptized Jan. 28, 181 1 ; Gabriel, of Lancaster, born Dec. 24, 
1779; and a daughter married to Thomas Croskell, of Bulk. John, the eldest 
son of John, of Bowrem House, Lancaster, married Margaret, sister of Seth 
Walmesley, of Preston (she died at Lancaster Feb. 2, 1864), and had issue — 
Gabriel, born Nov. 5, 1818; Joseph, born Dec. 18, 1819, who died unmarried; 
Rev. John, born 1822, who founded and died at the mission of Wilmslow, 
Cheshire, June 4, 1889; Alice, baptized Jan. 25, 1810; Mary, a nun at Scorton; 
Margaret, spr, of Lancaster; and E;Uzabeth, spr, of Lancaster. Gabriel, the 




[It maybe well to renew the warning, that the entries under the East Riding 
belong to all three, and are sometimes marked.] 

[holme-on-spalding moor] 

Thomas Dolman nup de Holme in Spaldin^more, gen unius 

mensis . . . convictus . . . apud Guildhall Beverley xix die Aprtlis 

Anno regni Caroli secu?idi xvj*^°. [166^] xx^^ 

Magdalena ux eius xx^^ 

Elinora Maine de ead vid , xx^^ 

Robertus Kelly, yeom willitoft [bubwith] 

^"V,? f^^^^TT Johannes^ Vavasour, gen 

Will.elmus Horseman -j^.^y^^^ ^^ ^.^^ 

MarmaducusDommus^Langdale j^^^^jj^ ^ ^-^^ 

Domina^ ux ems Johannes Story, yeom. 

Georgius Boyes Willielmus Young, yeom. 

AnnaBodkm Anna ux eius "^ 

BARMBY super moram Brighton^ 

Franciscus Tenney, yeom ^jj^ Bargeman, vId. 

NERiNGHAM^ Anna Sutton, vid. 

Marmaducus* Constable, Ar. Thomas Bargeman, yeom 

Anna^ ux eius Gillian ux eius 

Georgius* Constable, gen Johannes Bargeman, yeom 

Willielmus Plaxton, yeom Barbara ux eius 

Gracia ux eius Ricardus Hallam, yeom 

Georgius Geninge Maria ux eius 

ffrancisca ux eius Edwardus Gillison, yeom 

Laurencius Banckes, yeom Anna ux eius 
Eliz ux eius aughton 

Susanna Hessey Katherina Blanshard 

Ricardus Snow Georgius Butle 

weighton [market] Maria ux eius 
Edwardus Clarke, yeom 

fifth son of John, had issue — John; Rev. Gabriel Coulston, D.D., now of Ushaw 
College, ordained in Sept., 1857; Henry, an officer in the Austrian army, who 
died 5.^.; Mary, of Lancaster, who died Feb. ig, 1855, aged thirty-two; Anne, 
of Lancaster, who died May 6, 1859; and Teresa Elizabeth, wife of Charles 
Goldie, the eminent artist, son of Dr George Goldie, grandson of Thomas Goldie, 
of Goldie Lea, co. Dumfries. 

^The second Baron Langdale of Holme. 

^Elizabeth, dau. of the Hon. Thomas Savage, and grand-daughter of 
Thomas, ist Viscount Savage and his wife, Elizabeth D'Arcy, created Vis- 
countess Rivers. 


^Mentioned in the will of their father Sir Philip ; but omitted in the Index, 
C.R.S. IV, 269. Marmaduke succeeded as second baronet. 

5 Anne, dau. of Richard Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, Lancashire. 

opaid a fine of £268 7s. 4d. in 165 3, to the Commissioners for compounding. 






David Pickering" 
Katherina Blanshard 

Elizabetha Brunton 
Maria Heslewood 

e[a]st cottingwith [aughton] 
Maria ffrancklingf 
Margeria fFranckland [sic] 


Maria Grisdale 
Thomas Barker, yeom. 
Johannes Thorpe, yeom 
Petrus Vavasour, yeom 
Magdalina ux eius 
Marcus Starke, yeom 
Jana ux eius 
Everil Raby 
Marg. Belby 
Isabella Gerdane 
Margretta Hebton 
Maria Steades 
Elizabetha Smith 

ellerby [swine] 
Willielmus- Langdale 
Radulphus Pickering, yeom 
Katherina Morton 
Thomas Young 
Jana ux eius 

Johannes Tanfeild, yeom 
Maria ux eius 
Eliz Dailes 
Jana Corrant 
Thomas Kilton, yeom 
Johannes Harrison, yeom 
ffrancisca ux eius 

Sence [stc] ux Willielmi Vaugh 
Jana Browne 

elstranwick [humbleton] 
Willielmus^ Young sen 
Thomas Young, yeom 
Willielmus Young, yeom 
Margareta Young 
Maria Harwood, spinster 
Henricus Gedney, yeom 
Margareta ux eius 
Ellena Gedney, spinster 
Margareta Gednup, spinster 

danthorpe [humbleton] 
Johannes* Thorpe, gen 
Jana ux eius 
Ricardus Brigg 
Anna ux eius 


Katherina Belt 
Thomas fforth, Laborer 
Ricardus Dolman, gen 
Maria ux eius 


Johannes Postgate, gen 
Hester ux eius 
Samuel Selby, lab 


Willielmus ffussey, yeom 
Georgius Acklam, spinster [sic] 
Eliz Pickwell, vid 
Johannes Pickwell, yeom 
Johannes Walker, yeom 
Dorothea ux eius 
Petrus*^ ffussey, yeom • 

Jana ux eius 

' From its position Newsholme, in the parish of Wressle. 

* William Langdale, of Langthorpe in Ellerby, petitioned to compound for 
two- thirds of his estate in 1652, saying there was " never any charge or cause 
of delinquency against him," only his recusancy. The result is not stated, but of 
that there can be little doubt. 

' The name of William Young, of Elsternwick, yeoman, appears in the 
Royalist Composition Papers, but no particulars are given. 

* See page 266 note. 

^ Query Brackenholme in Hemingborough parish. 

•in 1653 Peter Fussey, of Beeford, husbandman, petitioned to be allowed 
to contract for two-thirds of his forty shilling interest, on account of his 
recusancy. A " no Papist or delinquent " was allowed to have a sequestration 
off, having married the granddaughter of Robert Fussy or Fussie, a recusant 
lately deceased in the same parish. 



Martha fFussey, spinster 
Johannes 1 Caley, yeom 
Anna ux eius 

Willielmus Mitchell, yeom 
Alicia ux eius 
Josephus Mitchell, yeom 
Margareta Mitchell, spinster 
Ursula Grange, spinster 
Georgius^ Acklam, Agric. 
Eliz ux eius 
Cicillia Leake, vid 
Georgius Acklam, spinster [szc] 
Maria Acklam, spr. 


Jana ux Roberti Wright 
Maria Wright, spinster 
Jana Wright jun., spinster 
Maria ux Ricardi Bosevill 


Robertus^ Dolman, gen 
Johannes Nelson, yeom 
Hellena Oglethorpe, spinster 
Johannes Dolman, gen 
Ricardus Langley, gen 
Maria Longley, spinster 


Isabella ux Ricardi Blanshard 
Maria Hargell, vid 


Willielmus Sande [? Sands], yeom 
Maria ux eius 



Maria Harrison, vid 


Leonardus Metcalfe, yeom 


Willielmus^ Owst, yeom 
Cissilla ux eius 
Willielmus Owst jun, yeom 
Thomas Owst, yeom 
Jana Owst, spinster 
Robertus Owst, yeom 
Isabella ux eius 
Robertus Owst jun., yeom 
Anna ux eius 
Henricus Sledd, yeom 
Margareta ux eius 
Ursula^ Awdis, vid 
Anthonius Awdis, yeom 


Maria Harrison spinster 
Johannes Burnett, yeom 
Elizabetha ux eius 

Johannes Russam 
Anna ux eius 
Ricardus Ramsey 
Ellena ux eius 
Johannes Ramsey, yeom 
Ricardus Ramsey, yeom 

^See Index, vol. IV. 

* George Acklam, of Bewholm, gentleman, had fines of £$86 13s. gd. 
assessed against him in 1653. The result is, perhaps, shewn here as " Agric." 
And it was proposed to fine him and his wife ;^36o per annum further. 

* Robert, son of Thomas Dolman, of Badsworth, and his wife (second) 
Barbara, dau. of Sir Thomas Metham. He was aged thirty-nine in 1665, and 
married Catharine, dau. of Edmund Thorold of Hough, Co. Lincoln, and had 
on September 7, 1665, Robert, set. 6; Thomas, set. i; Catharine, Barbara and 
Frances. He had been in arms against the Parliament and the fine for his 
delinquency was £i,i4S 15s. 

* Query Bolton in Bishop-Wilton parish. 

^The frontispiece of C.R.S. vol. i. is the permit to Thomas Owst to visit 
his sick wife. It is pleasant to come across nine members of his family equally 
staunch to the Faith. The name is repeated in other convictions. It may be the 
same as Aust, Co. Gloucester, and Hoste. 

•Vol. IV. C.R.S. has reference to this family. The spelling of the name 
is doubtful, and seems to be Awdas or Audas. It will be found as Audhus lower 
down, impljdng Old House; but in a gazetteer of Yorkshire of 1828, there is 
mention of Audzus hamlet in the township of Woodsetts and parish of South 
Anston, which may supply a solution. See Cath. Rec. Soc. rv, 358-9. 
' Query Barmby-on-the-Marsh, in the parish of Howden. 





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Anna Ramsey, spinster 
Johannes Underwood, yeom 
Maria ux eius 
Anna ux Jacob! Bauckes 
Christoferus Otterborne, yeom 
Anna ux eius 


Maria Wilberfosse 

BURSTWICK [speckling] 

Radulphus Kirton, yeom 

Lucas Metcalfe 
Thomas Metcalfe, yeom 
Barbara Metcalfe, spinster 
Phillipus Headon, yeom 
Josephus Headon, yeom 
Maria Headon, spinster 
Marmaducus Baxter, yeom 
Anna Tennison, vid 
Radulphus Burton, yeom 
Ellena ux Johannis Levitt 
Johannes Starke, yeom 

Willlelmus Jackson nup de Marton in Com Ebor yeom . . . duos 
menses . . . convictus . . , apud le Guildhall Beverley xix die Aprilis 
^°^z7*[i664] xl^^ 

Eliz ux eius 

Alicia Caley 

Dorothea Morehouse 

Alicia Morehouse 

Johannes Burne, yeom 

Maria ux eius 

Maria ux Johannis fFraunke 


Georgius Acklam, yeom 
Ellena ux eius 
Robertus Acklam 
Margareta Acklam, spinster 
Johannes Eastropp, yeom 
Ellena ux eius 


Robertus Parkins, yeom 
Willielmus Parkins, yeom 


Michael Morton, yeom 


Marmaducus Maske,^ yeom 

Johannes Hobson, yeom 
Elizabetha Hobson ux pred 

Johannis Hobson 
Georgius Seaton, yeom 
Maria ux eius 
Anna Raines, vid 
Alicia Raines, spinster 

Thomas Alland 

Maria ux eius 

Johannes Ward 

Elizabetha ux eius 

Jacobus Aspinall, yeom 

Radulphus Aspinall, yeom 

Radulphus Sproles, yeom 

Anna ux eius 

Anthonius Duty, yeom 

Jana ux eius 

Thomas Aspinall, yeom 

Priscilla ux eius 

Willielmus Roshall, yeom 

Jana ux eius 

Brigitta Atkinson, spinster 

Johannes Dnus Constable Vic.^ 

Domina Maria^ ux eius 

Johannes Hunt, yeom 
Barbara ux eius 

Ricardus Person, yeom 
Brigitta ux eius 

Eliz. ux Petri Denton 

north frodingham 
Radulphus Slater, yeom 
Maria ux eius 
Johannes Slater, yeom 

*The two parishes of Marske are often so misspelt. 

' The second Viscount. 

3 Lady Mary Brudenel, dau. of Thomas, first Earl ot Cardigan, 






Henricus Jackson 
Maria ux eius 

Henricus Watkin, yeom 
Alicia ux eius 

Thomas Pollard, yeom 
Dorothea ux eius 


Georgius Dikes, yeom 
Margaretta ux eius 
Marg. Dykes, spinster 
Willielmus Wright, yeom 
Ellena ux eius 
Rachell ux Ricardi Browne 
Jana Browne, vid 
Alicia Browne, spinster 
Leonardus^ Browne, yeom 


Edwardus Collison, yeom 

Robertus Hargraves, yeom 
Jana ux eius 

Katherina ux Johannis ffenby 

north duffeild 
Johannes Newham, lab. 
Maria ux eius 
Elizabetha Taylor, spinster 

Willielmus^ Palmes jun^ gen. 
Maria^ ux eius 
Thomas Grange, lab. 
Maria Greene, spinster 
Franciscus^ Saltmarr, lab 

Ellena Constable, spinster 
Elizabetha Knaggs, spinster 
Ricardus Leng, lab 
Maria ux eius 
Thomas Riley, lab 
Isabella ux eius 
Georgius Browne, lab 
Henricus Grainger, lab 
Ellena Etherington, spinster 

Paroch de hemingborough 
Johannes Vause, yeom 
Maria ux eius 
Matheus Vause, yeom 
Johanna Vause, spinster 
Carolus^ Bowes, Ar. 

menthorpe [hemingborough] 
Johannes Watkinson, yeom 
Prudencia ux eius 
Johannes Wensley 
Eliz Watson, spinster 
Simo Tasker, Agricola 
Anna ux eius 
Mathew Etherington 
Eliz Leeds, spinster 
Eliz Bratt, spinster 
Dorothea Paggett, spinster 
Thomas Pennington, lab 

Pochia de owthorne 
Anna ffrothingham 
Matheus^ Constable, gen 
Henricus^ Constable, gen 
Margareta"^ Constable, spinster 
Robertus Atkinson, lab 
Willielmus Huntresse, lab 
Franciscus Caley, spinster 
Isabella Caley, spinster 

1 In 1653 Leonard Browne, of Beeford, recusant, petitioned to contract for 
two-thirds of his small estate of £16 i8s, 6d. 

*Aged 25 in 1665, son of William Palmes, of Nabum, and Catharine, 
dau. of William Langdale, of Lanthorpe; and grandson of Sir George Palmes, 
and Katharine, dau. of Sir Ralph Babthorpe, of Babthorpe, in the parish of 

*Mary, dau. and heiress of Sir Brian Stapleton of Hirst Courtney. 


^Charles (bap. July 13, 1636), son of Charles Bowes, of Hagfthorpe in the 
parish, and Susanna, dau. of Thomas Anlaby, of Etton, by Sarah, dau. of Ger- 
vase Cressy, of Birkin. Mentioned later as of Hag-thorpe. His gt-gt-grdf., Sir 
Martin Bowes, was Lord Mayor of London 1545. 

'Brother of the first Viscount Dunbar. 

' Third sister of the first Viscount Dunbar. 


Marg*^ Yorke, spinster Thomas Maske jun"", yeom 

Elizabetha Pawston, spinster catfosse 

Eliz Scriven, spinster Ricardus Wardell, yeom 

ARNOLD [swine] Matheus Wardell, yeom 

Thomas Thorpe, yeom Eliz Wardell, spinster 
Dorothea ux eius ryehill 

Georgius Gibson, yeom Thomas Calvert, yeom 

Maria ux eius Eliz ux eius 

risse [rise] Marg' Calvert, spinster 

Gartruda Brewster, spinster Jacobus Somers, spinster [szc] 

Gartruda Maske, vid fFrancisca ux eius 


Johannes^ Dalton de Swyne Ar . . . xij 7nens . . . convi6lus . . . apud 
le Guildhall Beverley xix die Aprilis xvj. Car secundi [1664] . ccxl^^ 
Thomas Dasken, gen . . ccxl^"^ elton 

Anna Snawsdale ccxl^^ Willielmus Archer, yeom. ccxl^^ 

Johannes Carleton, yeom ccxl^"^ Johannes Craike, yeom. . ccxl^^ 
EUena Snawsdale .... ccxl^^ ganstead [swine] 

Katherina Gibson ccxl^^ Anna Constable, vid . . . . ccx^^ 

Jacobus Bainton, yeom. . ccxl^^ Thomas Constable, gen . ccxl^^ 

J ana ux eius ccxl^^ Barbara Maston, vid . . . ccxl^^ 

Willielmus Thorpe .... ccxl^^ Jacobus Barley, yeom . . ccxl^^ 
Ellena ux Johannis Linsey ccxl^^ Maria Barker, spinster . . ccxl^^ 

Anna Barker, spinster . . ccxl^"^ 

[preston, holderness] 
Maria ux ffrancisci Chapman de Preston . . . Ires mens . . . convi6la 
xix die April A° XVJ [iSG'j] Ix^^ 

lellow [lelley, preston] humbleton 

Johannes Espinall, yeom Eliz Hansby 

Maria ux eius Johannes Sherson, yeom 

Anna Moody Anna Binckes 

bilton Prudencia Wilson 

Willielmus^ Brigham, Ar. ^^„^„ ,.»,^^.t 

TT 1 . ^ ' SOUTH dalton 

Ursula ux ems 

Johannes Brigham, yeom ffrancesca ux Thome Aislaby 

Ricardus Brig-ham, yeom 


Henricus Brip^ham, g-en r^ i 

Margeria Bri|ham t- ^verthorpe, n. cave] 

Dorothea Brigham Jacobus ^ Smith, gen 

ijohn Dalton, of Swine, Nuttles, Sutton, etc., aged forty-two at the 
Visitation 1665, son of Thomas D., of Myton, and Anne, dau. of John, younger 
son of Sir William Ingleby of Ripley. Two-thirds of his income was sequestrated 
by the Commonwealth for his recusancy. 

2 William Brigham, of Brigham, aged fifty-three, 1665, married Ursula, 
dau. of Richard Langley of Milhngton; his eldest son John being twenty-eight, 
his second son Richard, with daughters Mary and Dorothy, and a younger 
brother Henry, all here given. 

^ James, second son of James Smith, of Snainton, in Pickaring-Lythe, is 
described as of Cave, at the Visitation of 1666. See p. 264 note. 




Johannes Pennington, yeom 

southco[a]tes [drypool] 
Katherina ux Simonis Banckes 
Anna ux Johannis Levitt 

[bentley in rowley] 
Johannes Garnett nup de Bentley, yeom. . . . sex mens quinto die 
Apn'lus A^° XV [1662] cxx^^ 

Nicholaus Hardy, yeom . . cxx^^ 
Eliz Hardy sen, vid .... cxx^ 
Eliz Hardy, jun'", spinster . cxx^^ 

Maria Godfrey, spinster . . cxx^^ 
Anna Garsby, spinster. . . cxx^^ 

Katherina Constable, nup de Burton Constable in paroch. de Swyne 
spinster hereto die Novembris A° xvizj [1666] non accessit &c infra 
unuTU mensem prox sequen &c xx^^ 

Brianus Metcalfe 
Willielmus Hausley, gen 
Valentinus Atkinson, yeom 
Johannes Parson, yeom 
Johannes Burton, yeom 
Jacobus Dawe, yeom 
David Ward, Agricola 
Ellena Smith, spinster 
Anna ffletcher, spinster 
ffranciscus Robinson, Agricola 
Joys Smith, yeom 
Matar [sic] Kerrington, gen 


Johannes Espinal, Agricola 
Maria ux ipsius Johannis Espinall 
Johannes Ward, yeom 
Eliz ux Johannis Ward 
Jacobus Espinall, yeom 
Radulphus Espinall, yeom 
Ellena Raines, spinster 
Bridgitta Atkinson, spinster 
Elizabetha Denton, spinster 
Lucas Harland, yeom 
Robertus Lowry, Agricola 
Willielmus Poston, yeom 
Ellena Head, spinster 
Maria Allen, spinster 
Thomas Espinall, yeom 
Priscillaux ipsiusThome Espinall 

ca[y]thorpe [rudstone] 
Willielmus Constable, gen 

Elizux ipsius Willielmi Constable 
Thomas Constable, yeom 
Barbara Constable, spinster 
Katherina Constable, spinster 


Paulus Garnett 
Ursula ux Pauli Garnett 
Ellena Whitfeild, spinster 
Gracia Coulson, spinster 
Josephus Hunt, yeoman 
Maria Hunt, spinster 
Ricardus Cappleman, Lab 
Bartholomeus Garnett, yeom 
Johannes Cappleman, Lab 
Eliz Walker, vid 
Anna Barritt, spinster 

Maria Wilberfosse, vid 


Nicholaus Robinson 
Alicia ux ipsius Nicholai Robin- 


Ricardus Dolby [sic] 

Maria ux ipsius Ricardi Dolman 

Johannes fossegate, yeom 
Easter ux ipsius Johannis 
Katherina Belt 


Eliz Barker 

• Gilberdike in Eastrington Parish* 





Anna Smith, spinster 
Eliz Carr 

Thomas Cappleman 
Eliz ux ipsius Thome 
Anthonius Pickering, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius Thome 


Christopherus Otterburne 
Anna ^ ux ipsius Christopheri 
Anna Banckes, vid 
Maria Banckes, spinster 


Willielmus Sandy, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Willielmi Sandy 
Maria Big-g-en ux Johannis Biggin 
Johannes Burnett, yeom 
Eliz ux Johannis Burnett 
Maria Harrison, vid 


[on the MARSH, howden] 
Johannes Rusholme 
Anna ux ipsius Johannis 
Ellena Ramsey, vid 
Johannes Ramsey, yeom 
Ricardus Ramsey, yeom 
Joanna Leper, vid 
Johannes Underwood, yeom 
fFranciscus Blaw, yeom 
Katherina ux ipsius fFrauncisci 


Willielmus Deane, yeom 
Dorothea Padgett 


Johannes Vaus, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Johannis 
Joanna Killingham ux Roberti 


Carolus Bowes, gen 

menthorpe [hemingborough] 
Johannes^ Watkinson yeom 
Prudencia ux ipsius Johannis 
Henricus Raby, Agricola 
Johannes Raby, Lab 
Franciscus Yaxley, gen 
Simo^ Tasker, yeom 
Anna ux eius 
Eliz Leedes, spinster 
Johannes Wensley, Agricola 
Eliz Richardson 
Eliz Bootham 

naborne [acaster-malbis] 
Ricardus Long, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Ricardi 
Maria Bovell, spinster 
Henricus Grainger, yeom 
Willielmus Palmes, Ar 
Maria ux ipsius Willielmi 
Willielmus Boys, yeom 
Jacobus Gower, Labourer 

1 Yokefleet in Howden parish. 

*The only entry in the Blacktoft Registers of the name is " 1706, Anne 
Otterboum, December 22," buried. But the Registers are defective, commencing 
in 1700. An extract for 1637 is taken from the Archbishop's transcript. 

3 Osgodby in the parish of Hemingborough. 

* There is in 1653-4 a short notice for his petition to compound for an 
estate of £1"^ 13s. 4d. for his recusancy. Thomas Watkinson, of Menthorpe, who 
sufiEered martyrdom with Robert Thorpe, priest, whom he had entertained, 
May 31, 1 591, was probably of the same family. Robert Watkinson, priest and 
martyr, April 17, 1602, was born in Hemmingborough, and probably of the 

^ A Simon Tasker (indexed as Stephen, C.R.S.^ iv, 373), a wheelwright, of 
Acaster-Malbis, query Naburn in that parish. Mr W. M. Baines, in his Old 
Naburn^ p. 87, gives his father's name as Joseph, and five later generations. 
But he says that in the Hemingborough registers there is, "Simon Tasker, of 
Menthorpe, buried 10 January, 1680," presumably the one in the text, the Rev. 
W. Peter Wright informing me that the wife Anne, was buried 28 Dec. 1679, 
and that the name of Simon T. is common after 1609. Elizabeth Tasker, lay- 
sister at York, may be related. 




Thomas Rayley, yeom 
Ellena ux Thome Rayley 
Joanna ffoster, ux Georgij ffoster 
Georgius Browne, yeom 
Margareta ffoster, spinster 


Eliz Colson, spinster 


Johannes Garnett, gen 
Nicholaus Hardy, yeom 
Eliz Hardy, spinster 
Josephus Hardy, yeom 
Maria Godfry, spinster 
Jana Sharpe, spinster 


Radulphus^ Smith, gen 
Jana ux ipsius Radulphi 
Willielmus Smith, yeom 
Edwardus Langsdale jun*", yeom 
Averall^ ux ipsius Edwardi 

Maria Smith, spinster 
Jacobus Ellerker, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius Jacobi Ellerker 
Johannes Ellerker, yeom 
Anna Ellerker, spinster 
Ellena Ellerker, spinster 
Margareta Ellerker, spinster 
Thomas Hutton, yeom 

Willielmus Arthur sen. 
Johannes Creke, yeoman 
cotfosse [catfoss] 
Ricardus Wardale, Agricola 
Maria ux ipsius Ricardi Wardell 


Averill ux Petri Bincks 

rize [rise] 
Gartrida ux Thome Maske 
Thomas Maske jun'', Agr. 

Edwardus Collinson, yeom 
Willielmus Collinson, yeom 


ffranciscus Pickwell, spinster 

north ffrodingham 
Maria Slaiter 
Johannes Slaitor, Lab 

Georgius Ditch 
Ricardus Watkin, Labour 
Alicia ux ipsius Ricardi Watkin 
Katherina ux Johannis ffenby 


Leonardus Browne, yeom 
Willielmus Wright, laborer 
Ellena ux ipsius Willielmi 

Jana Browne, vid 
Alicia Browne, spinster 
Jacobus Wright, yeom 
Rachel ux Ricardi Browne 

dunnington [beeford] 
Johannes Sledd, laborer 
Maria ux ipsius Johannis Sledd 
Katerina Caley, spinster 

nun keling 
Johannes Walker, Agric. 
Dorothea ux Johannis Walker 
Maria Walker, spinster 
Georgius Acklam, Agr. 
Maria Acklam, spinster 
Petrus flfussy, Agricol. 
Jana ux Petri fFussy 
Willielmus Mitchell, yeom 
Alicia ux ipsius Willielmi 
Josephus Mitchell, Agr. 
Margretta Mitchell, spinster 
Maria ffussy, spinster 
Johannes Pickwell, Agricol. 
Eliz Pickwell, vid 
Cicella Leake, vid 
Johannes Caley, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius Johannis 
Georgius Caley, Agricol. 
Eliz Caley, spinster 
Robertus Hilton, laborer 
Willielmus fFussey, laborer 
Martha fFussey, spinster 

'In the Visitation 1665 Ralph Smith is given as the son of James S., of 
Snainton in Brompton, Pickering Lythe, by Helen, dau. of Francis Sayer, of 
Worsall, Cleveland, and nephew of William Smith, councillor-at-law, of Dur- 
ham. His marriage is not given. 

^Everilda doubtless, Everingham being named after the saint of that 
name, to whom the church is dedicated. ' 




Georgius Acklam jun'', yeom 
EHz ux ipsius Georgii jun'' 
Katerina Crossett, spinster 
Ursula ux Thome Grainger 


Thomas Thorpe 
Dorothea ux ipsius Thome 
Georgius Gibson, Agricol. 
Maria ux ipsius Georgij 


Kath. Banckes ux Simonis 

ffrancisca Greene ux Johannis 



Johannes Pennington, yeom 
Eliz ux ipsius Johannis 

JoannaWright uxRoberti Wright 
Maria Wright, spinster 
Jana Wright, spinster 
Dorothea Wright, spinster 


Thomas Pollard, gen. 
Dorothea ux ipsius Thome 


ffrancisca Tenny ux Johannis 


Isabella ux Ricardi Blanchard 


Alicia ux Pauli Talbott 
Robertus Dolman, Ar. 
Katherina ux ipsius Roberti 
Eliz Spittle, spinster 
Maria Langley, vid 
Ricardus Langley, gen 
Ursula ux ipsius Ricardi 
Anna Dolman, vid 

melborne [thornton] 
Robertus Carter, yeom 
Eliz Carter ux Roberti Carter 
Barnardus Pickering, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Barnardi 

Alicia Buttle, vid 
Joanna Blanshard, vid 
Ellena Mitchell, vid 
Margaretta Webster, vid 
Thomas Blanshard, yeom 
Maria ux Thome Parkinson 
Margeria ux Roberti Blanshard 


Thomas Dolman, gen 
Magdalena ux ipsius Thome 
Johannes Nelson, Agricol. 
ffranciscus Nash, yeom 
Robertus Thompson, Agricol. 
Willielmus Williamson, yeoman 
Maria Blackburne, spinster 
Maria Porter, spinster 
Thomas Mordant, Agricol. 
Eliz Morley, spinster 
Georgius Boyes, gen 
Ellena Mann, vid 
Anthonius Man, yeom 
Anna Man, spinster 


Maria ux Thome Porter 
Maria ux Thome Dixon, yeom 
Jacobus Smith, yeom 
Katerina ux ipsius Jacobi Smith 
Georgius Buttle, Agricol. 
Maria ux ipsius Georgij 
Maria ux Ricardi Ashton 


Josephus flfranckland, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Josephi 
Margaretta fFranckland, spinster 


Eliz Brunton, vid 
David Pickering, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius David 


Johannes Vavasor, gen 
Juliana ux ipsius Johannis 
Willielmus Cottham, gen 
Lucas Poole, yeom 

^ North Skirlaugh in Swine Parish. 

^Barmbv on the Moor. 

'Willitoft in the parish of Bubwith. 




Alicia Bincks, spinster 
Maria Blanshard, spinster 
Johannes Storry, spinster 
Georgius Storry, yeom 
Dorothea Storry, yeom [szc] 
ffranciscus Storry, yeom 
Willielmus Young, yeom 
Anna ux Willielmi Young 


Ricardus Abbott 
Anna ux ipsius Ricardi 
Johannes Ramsey, Agricol. 
Jana ux ipsius Johannis 
Joanna Nicholson, spinster 
Ricardus Hollam, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Ricardi 
Eliz Hollam, spinster 
Anna Hallam, spinster 
Maria Hallam, spinster 
Willielmus Preston, laborer 
Anna Sutton, spinster 
Edwardus Gillison, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius Edwardi 
Johannes Bargman, yeom 
Barbara ux ipsius Johannis 
Thomas Bargman 
Juliana ux ipsius Thome 
Eliz Bargman, spinster 
Margaretta Pennington, spinster 


Thomas^ Barker, yeom 
Andrew Barker, yeom 
Eliz Barker, spinster 
Maria Grisdale, spinster 
Johannes Grisdale, yeom 
Anna Suthaby, spinster 
Marcus Starky, yeom 
Joanna ux ipsius Marci 
Anna Burton, spinster 
Isabella Garden, spinster 
Margaretta Hebdone, spinster 
Johannes Constance, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Johannes 

Eliz Smith, spinster 
Margaretta Bealbie, spinster 
Johannes Thorpe, yeom 
Eliz ux ipsius Johannis 
Maria Thorpe, spinster 
Alicia Thorpe, spinster 
Maria Steedes, spinster 
Petrus Vavasor, Agricol 
Ellena Vavasor, vid 
Eliz Boyes, spinster 
Ellena Graborne, spinster 


Edwardus Clarke, Agricol 


Ricardus Briggs, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius Ricardi 
Maria ux ffrancisci Chapman 
ffranciscus Wilson, spinster 
Anna Moody, spinster 

Johannes Rotsey, yeom 
Nicholaus Peirson, yeom 
Bridgitta ux ipsius Nicholai 
Ricardus Sharpe, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Ricardi 

Margaretta ux Thome Dixon 
Johannes Eastropp, yeom 
Ellena ux ipsius Johannis 
Georgius Acklam, yeom 
Ellena ux ipsius Georgii 
Robertus Acklam, yeom 
Ricardus Acklam, yeom 
Maria Acklam, spinster 


Michael Morton 

fflinton [humbleton] 
Marmaducus Maske, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius Marmaduci 

danthorpe [humbleton] 
Johannes 2 Thorpe gen 
Jana ux ipsius Johannis 

1 Barkers of Bubwith appear in Holme on Spalding Moor Catholic 
Registers a century later {Cath. Rec. Soc. rv.) 

2 In the Visitation of 1665 there is a pedigree of the Thorpes going back 
certainly to 17 Edw. III. John Thorpe was son of William T. and EUzabeth, 
dau. of Peter Vavasour, of Willitoft, and married Jane, dan. of Thomas Beck- 
with, of Aikton. His father was William Thorpe, who mar. Elizabeth, dau. of 




Johannes Thorpe jun"", gen 
Eliz^ ux ipsius Johannis 


Willielmus Young-, Agricol. 
Maria ux ipsius Willielmi 
Henricus Gedney, Agricol. 
Margaretta ux ipsius Henrici 
Edwardus Young, Agricol. 
Thomas Young, Agricol. 
Margaretta Young, spinster 
Jana Young, spinster 
Ellena Gedney, spinster 
Margretta Gedney, spinster 


Willielmus Crow, yeom 
Anna Binckes ux Petri Binckes 
Johannes Owldhouse, Agricol 
Prudencia Wilson, vid 
Radulphus Wilson, Agricol. 
Margaretta Wilson, spinster 
Johannes Shereson, Agricol 
fFrancisca ux ipsius Johannis 


Willielmus Langdale, Miles 
Domina ffrancisca ux ipsius 

Katherina Morton, spinster 
Anna Seaton, spinster 
Johannes Rainshaw, yeom 
Patienc fBetcher, yeom [stc] 
Thomas Young, yeom 
Johannes Tanfeild, yeom 
Thomas Kilvington, Agric. 
Maria ux Thome Kilvington 
Georgius Snow, yeom 
Eliz ux ipsius Georgij 
Johannes Harrison, yeom 
fFrancisca ux ipsius Johannis 
Johannes Hausley, yeom 
ffrancisca ux ipsius Johannis 
Willielmus 2 Rascall, yeom 
Joanna ux ipsius Willielmi Ras- 

Anthonius Dowty, yeom 
Jana ux ipsius Anthonij 

Gibson, vid 
Petrus Prisetowne, yeom 
Jana Browne, spinster 
Eliz Browne, spinster 
Senc [stc] Vaugh, vid 
Hunter, vid 
Willielmus Wadsworth, Agricol. 
Eliz Wadsworth ux ipsius 


Willielmus Parken, Agricol 
Alicia ux ipsius Willielmi 
Robertus Bell, yeom 
ffrancisca ux ipsius Roberti 
Georgius Watson, yeom 
Isabella ux ipsius Georgij 
Maria Bigland, vid 
Maria Burton, vid 
Dorothea Burton, spinster 
Georgius Dutchman, Agricol 
Joanna Dutchman, spinster 
Alicia Traylefeild, spinster 
Katerina Rawe, spinster 
Georgius Wilson, laborer 


Johannes Hunt, Agricol. 
Barbara ux ipsius Johannis 
Jacobus Baynton, yeom 
Jana ux ipsius Johannis 
Ricardus Baynton, Agricol 
Dorothea Baynton, spinster 
Ricardus Huntres, yeom 
Susanna ux ipsius Ricardi 
Johannes Wetherel, laborer 


Anna Constable, vid 
Thomas Constable, yeom 
Johannes Dalton,* Ar. 
Thomas Nodder, laborer 
Peter Vavasour, of Willitoft. A long pedigree is given in the Visitation. He 
fought in the royal cause during the civil war as Captain of Horse, was aged 
fifty-one in 1665. 

' Elizabeth, dau. of Georgfe Daniel, of Beswick. 

2 Raskelfe, near Easingwold often gets this obnoxious spelling. 

'South Skerlaugh in the parish of Swine. 

* John Dalton, of Swine, Nuttles in Burstwick and Sutton, a^t. 24, 1665, 




Thomas Dalton,^ gen 
Ellena ux Johannis Linsey 

wYTON [swine] 
Willielmus Brigham 
Ursula ux ipsius Willlelmi 
Johannes Brigham, gen 
Henricus Brigham, yeom 
Dorothea Brigham, spinster 

BILTON [swine] 

Maria ux Roberti Barnes 


Radulphus Kirton, gen 
Katerina ux ipsius Radulphi 
Leonardus [sic] Metcalfe, gen 
Alicia ux ipsius ^ Radulphi [sic] 

Thomas Metcalfe, yeom 
Phillipus Headon, gen. 
Josephus Headon, yeom 
Marmaducus Baxter, Agric 
Maria ux Marmaduci Baxter 
Eliz Hill, vid 
Anna Tennyson, vid 
Dal. [sic] Moore, Agricol 
Maria ux ipsius Dal. Moore 

Maria Mance, spinster 
ffranciscusffriston, Agricol 
Anna Sawray, spinster 
Georgius Kirton, Agricol 
Thomas Cobert, Agricol 
Eliz ux ipsius Thome 
Jacobus Somners, Agricol 
J ana Stevenson, vid 


Edwardus Emmerson, Agricol 

Jana May, yeom [sic] 

Robertus Owte sen, yeom 
Anna ux ipsius Roberti Owste 
Willielmus Owste, yeom 
Isabella Owste, yeom 
Henricus Sledd, Agricol 
Augustinus Owst, yeom 
Robertus Owst jun^, yeom 
Maria ux ipsius Roberti 
Anthonius Awdas, yeom 
Maria Awdas, spinster 

Ursula ux Thome Moody 
[dent, W.R.] 

Alexander Hebblethwaite de Dent . . . xvtj° dieJulijA'nP xvij. Regis 

Caroli secundi [i66^] unius mensis ^c xx^"^ 

Thomas Wilkinson, yeom 

Christopherus Wood, yeom 

sedberge [w.r.] 
Johannes Blakelin, yeom 
Ricardus Robinson, yeom 
Thomas Holme, yeom 
Edwardus Atkinson, yeom 
Johannes Croft, yeom 
Johannes Laughton, yeom 
Ricardus Atkinson, yeom 
ffranciscus Blakelin, yeom 
Edwardus Trotter, yeom 

Johannes Dawson, yeom 
Henricus Dennison, yeom 
Thomas Branthwayte, yeom 
Johannes Holme, yeom 
Edwardus Branthwayte, yeom 
Ricardus Speight, yeom 
Willielmus ffarrer, yeom 
Jacobus Shaw, yeom 


Margaretta ffranckland, spinster 
Margretta Johnson, spinster 

eldest son of Thomas Dalton, of Myton, by Anne, dau. of John, younger son of 
Sir William Ingleby of Ripley. 

1 Thomas, youngest brother of the second above him. 

2 More likely Leonard, a common name in the family in the following 
century; and so appears elsewhere. 

3 Hals-ham. It is obvious that a name with '* ham " in it ought not to be 
turned into " sham." 




Johannes Moore, yeom 
Edwardus Moore, yeom 
Egidius Moore, yeom 
Margaretta Cowper, spinster 
Isabella Chapman, spinster 
Thomas Chapman, yeom 
Laurencius Peacock, yeoman 


Thomas Robinson, yeom 
Aic[?] Atkinson, spinster 


Johannes Topham, yeom 
Thomas Addison, yeom 
Galfridus Wildman, yeom 


Clementius Stevenson, yeom 

HORTON [w.R.] 

Matheus Wildman, yeom 
Ricardus Benson, yeom 
Johannes Bentham, yeom 
Johannes Moore, yeom 
Ricardus Guy, yeom 
Georgius Bland, yeom 
Willielmus Redman, yeom 
Willielmus Rendale, yeom 
Thomas Gibson, yeom 
Thomas Banckes, yeom 
Johannes Wareing, yeom 
Easter Tennant, spinster 
Jacobus Tennant, yeom 

Eliz Tennant, spinster 
Johannes Bent, yeom 


Layton ffirbancke, yeom 


Johannes Day, yeom 
Robertus Bowser, yeom 
Thomas Holmes, yeom 
Maria Jackson, spinster 


Willielmus Sheppardson, yeoman 


Robertus Eyndell, yeom 

ARKSEY [w.R.] 

Samuel Barley, yeom 
Robertus Scott, yeom 
Elizabetha Bradford, vid 


Alicia Shore, spinster 

WALTON [w.R.] 

Willielmus Dawson, yeom 


Thomas Nicholson, yeom 


Jacobus Canaby, yeom 
Isabella Langdale, spinster 
Willielmus Jarrat, yeoman 


Johannes Harrison nup de Kirkby Hill, laborer virtute cuiusdam 
A6li \^c eo quod ipse . . . die ^c infra spacium unius mensis &"€ 

Johannes Berry, Lab 
Eliz ux eius 

Petrus Harrison, Lab 
Margaretta ux eius 
Willielmus Pinckney, Lab 
Ellena Anderson, spinster 

Mich. Pudsey, Lab 
Maria ux eius 
Thomas Dods worth. Lab 
Katherina ux eius 


Thomas Leath, Lab 
Eliz ux eius 
Job. Shutt, Lab 
Maria ux eius 
Henricus Berwick, Lab 
Anna ux eius 

^ Acklam cum Leavening. 
sBarforth, W. R. 

2 In the parish of Kirkby Grindaly th, 
* Forcett, West Rising. 


Maria fFrumy, spinster 
Hellena ffirth, spinster 
Jana Porribell, sp. 
Willielmus Pearson, Lab 
Brigitta ux eius 
Georgius Berry, Lab 
Maria ux eius 
fFaith Comforth, spinster 
Margaretta Gibson, sp 


ffrancisca Gregory ux Jacobi 

Gregory, Lab 
Alicia Gregory, vid 
Alicia Gregory, sp"" 
Willielmus Stockdale, Lab 
Anna ux eius 
Ellenora Stockdale, vid 

CARLTON [n.R.]^ 

Johannes Catterick, Ar. 
Margeria ux eius 
Johannes^ Catterick, gen 
Isabella Catterick, Sp"^ 
Maria Catterick, Sp"" 
Margaretta Catterick, Sp*" 
Isabella Catterick, vid 
Robertus Walker, Lab 
Anna ux eius 
Jacobus Walker, Lab 
Matheus Walker, Lab 
Ellenora Walker, lab 
Henricus Lawson, lab 
ffrancisca ux eius 



Robertus Mansfield, ^ lab 

ffrancesca ux eius 

Isabella ux Willielmi Mansfeild, 

Bartholomeus Robinson, lab 
Maria ux eius 


Robertus Pearson, yeom 
Isabella ux eius 
Thomas Pearson 
Johannes Thompson, yeom 
Alicia ux eius 
Nicholaus Stubbe, lab 
Margeria ux eius 
Maria Watson, sp'" 
Anna Clarke, sp"^ 
Eliz Blackett, sp'^ 


Christopher Wade, lab 
Isabella ux eius 
Robertus Ackman, lab 
Eliz ux eius 
fFranciscus Skaife, lab 
Isabella ux eius 
Anna Menell, sp'^ 
Georgius Watson, lab 
Ellenaux eius 
Tristram Anderson, lab 
Eliz ux eius 
Jacobus Kilburne, lab 
Eliz ux eius 


^ In the parish of Stanwick St John. 

* Challoner says that Edmund Catherick, priest and martyr, is of this 
family. Anthony Caterick, of Stanwick St John, and his wife Joyce Pennington 
appear in the lists of recusants of 1604, 16 14, 16 16, etc. In 1623 Anthony C, 
junior, is said to be an escaped outlaw. It is his wife Isabell Grey, wife of 
Anthony C, gentleman, a recusant in 1641, together with Joyce, widow, and 
probably four of her children, WilUam and John, yeomen, Bridget and Marga- 
ret, spinsters. {N.R.Rec.iv, 198.) The names are in Foster's Yorks Visitations. 
WilHam Penington, gentleman, is also mentioned as a recusant. In 1638 
Anthony C. and his son John sold the manor of Stanwick St John to Hugh 
Smithson, haberdasher of London (perhaps the Hugh, of Tottenham, Middlesex, 
for which county he was M.P., and Armin, Snaith, W.R. York, who left liis 
estates to Sir Hugh, his nephew, who apostatized and was father of the first 
Duke of Northumberland of that family. John C. (whose wife Isabell is men- 
tioned) applied to contract for his sequestrated estate in January, 1653-4 
{Yorks. ArchcBl. Rec. Ser. xx. 188). 

2 Fourteen Manfields or Mansfields of the parish were recusants in 1641. 


EPPLEBY [n.R.]^ 

Robertus Ovington, lab 
Anna ux eius 
Margeria Preston, sp' 
Jacobus Moore, lab 


Marmaducus Wilson, lab 

Katherina ux eius 

ffranciscus Wiseman, lab 

Margaretta ux eius 

Robertus Pearson, lab 

Ellena ux eius 

Robertus Leach, lab 

Jana ux eius 

Anna ux Jacobi Stubbe, lab 

Anthonius Pearson, lab 

Jana ux eius 

Jacobus Hutchinson, lab 

Maria ux eius 

Robertus Cutter, lab 

Eliz ux eius 

Henricus Killinghell, lab 

Anna ux eius 

Katherina ux Roberti Dun, lab 

ffr Dun 


Brianus Corby, lab 

Eliz ux Johannis WalHs, lab 


Robertus Richardson, lab 
Bridgetta ux eius 
Georgius Smith, lab 
flfrancisca ux eius 
Margaretta ux Willielmi Gibson, 

Cecilia Atkinson, Lab [stc] 
Anna ux dementis Browne, lab 
Mich. Norton, Lab 
Eliz ux eius 
Anna ux Cuthberti Cowling, lab 



Nicholaus Allen, gen 
Anthonius Allen, gen 
Anna ux eius 
Georgius Allen, gen 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Jana ux Johannis Hall, lab 


Anth. Metcalfe, gen 
ffrancisca ux eius 
Johannes Roome, lab 
Anna ux eius, lab 
Ricardus Pyburne, lab 
Maria ux eius 
Stephanus Dalton, lab 
Ellenora ux eius 
Robertus Walker, lab 
Edwardus Birkebecke, Lab 
Georgius Welbancke, Lab 
Anna ux eius 
ffranciscus Kidd, Lab 
Johannes Grime, Lab 
Maria ux eius 
Johannes Sugsworth, Lab 
Gracia ux eius 

EASBY [n.r.] 

Anna Colson vid 

Franciscus* Tunstall, gen 

Anna ux eius 

Johannes Hugginson, Laborer 

Maria Hugginson 

Laur Louch 

Marcus Appleby, Lab 

Eliz Wray, Sp' 

Dorothea Somerside, Sp. 

Dorothea Barker, Sp 

Eliz Ubancke, Sp. 


Johannes Hirt, Lab 
Maia ux eius 

1 In the parish of Gilling West. . , ^, ^ t. j ,t- ^ 

2 Probably East Layton in the parish of Stanwick St John, and West 

Layton, in the parish of Hutton Long VilUers; and used as " Huttons Ambo, 

and "arcades ambo." 

3 Kirkby Ravensworth. . j » 

*May be Francis Tunstall, of Ovington, set 42, 1665, who married Anne. 

dau. of Sir Thomas Riddell, of Fenham, Co. Northumberland. He was second son 

of Marmaduke T., of Scargill. 




Anna ux fFrancisci Thomson, 


Edwardus Thwing, Lab.^ 
Willielmus Thwing, Lab. 
Johannes Hargrave, Lab. 


Anna* Kendall, vid 
Radulphus Kendall, Lab. 
Maria ux eius 


ffranciscus Blakeston, Lab. 
Carolus Dixon, Lab 
Anna ux eius 
Alicia Dixon, Sp. 


Edwardus Comforth, Lab 
Katherina Rawden, Sp. 
Anna Sherwin, Sp. 
Isabella Jackson, Sp. 


Allen'^ Aiskough, Ar. 

Anna ux eius 

ffranciscus^ Aiscough, gen 

Johannes Dresser, Lab 

Eliz. Stubbin, Sp. 

Anna ux Edwardi Halliday, Lab. 

Georgius Cooper, Lab. 

Maria ux eius 

Georgius Turner, Lab. 

Valentinus Turner, Lab 

Robertus Harry, Lab. 

Anna ux Willielmi Harrison, Lab. 

Maria Wise, Sp. 

Christopherus Wilson 

Anna ux eius 

Phillis Hornsey, Lab 

sheriffhutton [n.R.] 
Johannes Jackson, Lab 
Isabella ux eius 

BULMER [n.R.] 
Michael Nicholson, Lab 
Georgius Nicholson, Lab. 
Johannes Hicke, lab 
Anna ux eius 


Johannes Tiplady, lab. 
Alicia ux eius 

w[h]enby [n.R.] 
Alicia Barton, 10 Sp. 
Willielmus Walworth sen., Lab. 
Willielmus Walworth jun^. Lab 
Matheus Stonecliffe, Lab 
Eliz Ellis, Sp. 
Ursula Reeves, Sp 
Maria Wood, Sp. 
Willielmus Dresser, Laborer 
ffranciscus Bossall, Lab 
Gracia Hall, Sp. 
Isabella Hall, Sp 

^Heworth in North Riding. 

*The designation of " labourer " is often used to people of good condition. 
The Thwings of Heworth were such. They had probably no profession or trade, 
and the persecutions they endured must have reduced them to labour for a 
living. The family is referred to in vol. rv. 

3 Hinderskelf e now known as Castle-Howard. 

*The name of "Anne wife of Philip Kendall of Hinderskelfe, yeoman, 
appears as a recusant. May 4, 1641." To this the late Canon Atkinson puts a 
footnote, " Beyond doubt the notorious Informer, etc." This Philip K. seems to 
have made a living by informing against tradesmen for engrossing and such 
offences against the law, and his wife is proceeded against for recusancy. 

^In N. Riding. ^Skewsby in Dalby Parish. 

' Allan Ayscough, of Skewsby, in the parish of Dalby, set ^^ in 1666, son of 
Christopher A., of Richmond. His wife Anne was dau. of Thomas Brathwayt. 
They were recusants in 1641. He paid a fine of ;^349 13s. 4d. for his recusancy in 


* Fourth son of the two last; aet 36 in 1666. 

"Welbury in North Riding. 

1" Thomas Barton of Whenby,Esq.,and Alice his wife were recusants in 1 64 1 . 





Nathr Crowther 
Johannes Hooker, Lab 
Thomas Holmes, Lab 

Christopher Smith, lab 
Jonas Smith, Lab 
Willielmus Clayton sen^, lab 
Johannes Clayton, lab 
Willielmus Clayton jun^ lab 
Josephus Smith, lab 
Johannes Phillips, lab 

IDLE [w.R.] 
ffranciscus Drake, lab 
ffrancisca ux eius 
Alicia Crowther, Sp. 
Georgius Booth, Lab 
Isabella ux eius 
Georgius Booth, lab 
Maria Squire, Sp. 
Ricardus Jarrett 
Anna Crowther, Sp: 


Henricus Wadsworth 
Tim: Wadsworth, Lab 


Ricardus Longbotham, Lab 
Robertus Wright, Lab 


Abrahamus Hodgson, Lab 


Gracia Hemingway Sp 
Maria Hemingway, Sp. 


Johannes ffeilding, lab. 
Maria ffeilding 
Johannes ffeilding, lab 


Maria Crashaw, Sp. 


Johannes Eales, lab 
Ricardus^ Hanson, lab. 


Edwardus Turner 


Willielmus Crabtree, lab 


Jacobus Barrett, lab 

WYKE [w.R.] 

Maria Bentley, Spinster 
Maria Greenwood, Sp. 


Edwardus Hully, lab 


Thomas Dogson, lab 
Hugo Lickbarrow, lab 


Marmaducus Cowling, lab 


Michael Michell, lab 


Johannes Crabtree, lab 


Georgius ffaber, Lab 

1 Heworth, N.R. * In the parish of HaHfax. ^ In the parish of HaUfax. 

*The family of Hanson (not Hansom), of Rastrick,in the parish of HaUfax, 
commences with Roger " Hanson " or " de Rastrick," temp. Henry III. Mr 
John WilHam Clay, F.S.A., who contributed a pedigree to Dugdale's Visitation 
Continued, Vol. i, and has transcribed and printed the Registers (15 59-1640) 
of Elland, at his own expense for the restoration fund of the church, expresses 
his surprise that any of the family should be Cathohc, that they were more in 
the dissenting line. He says there are two of the name — one bap. September 28, 
1628, son of Robert H, and Sarah Thorpe his wife, mentioned in his father's will 
1634; and another of Slead Hall, son of Arthur H., of Brighouse, bap. Novem- 
ber 8, 1629, who had a son Richard, and was perhaps a Quaker. This may be 
one of the "fanaticks" mentioned by Christopher Barnard in the preamble 
above, but Henry Hanson, of HaHfax, was reported as a Papist in 1691 (J. H. 
Turner's Nonconformist Registers, 163). Foster tried to connect the Hanson 
family of Osmondthorpe and Adel with that of Rastrick ; but in Adel Registers 
in 1668 " Hansum " appears ; in Leeds Registers in 1692 ' Hansome of Osmond- 
thorpe" {Thoresby Soc. v. 54 and x, 287). Paver gives the marriage licence of 
"William Hansome (of that family) to Mary Portington " in 1709, his second 
and her third marriage, his first wife being Grace Whipp. Mary Newsome's 
marriages to William Bucktroutin 1690 (omitted by Foster), and to Henry Por- 








Johannes Bradley, lab 
Willielmus Kellett, lab 
Jacobus Greane, lab 


Willielmus Pearson, lab 


Ricardus Bootham, lab. 
Alicia ux eius 
Ricardus Bootham jun, lab 
Maria ux Henrici Hartley, lab 


Christopher Batty, lab 
Maria Tatham, Sp. 


Isabella ux Briani Parke, 
Henricus Bingley, lab 


Thomas Wigsworth, lab 
Robertus Prodler, lab 
Ellinora Cutler, Sp 


Dorothea Hodgkinson, lab 
Robertus Walbanck, Lab 
EUenora ux eius 
Thomas Starkhouse, lab 
Willielmus Birkett, Lab 
Jonathan Scott, Lab 
Jana Walne jun^, Sp. 
Isabella Know, Sp 
Thomas Know, lab 
Jana Know, Sp"" 
Henricus Baitson, Lab 


Jana ux Ricardi Leigh, lab 


Thomas Turner, lab. 
Agneta ux ejus 


Samuell Watson, lab 
Ricardus Wharfe, lab 
Thomas Kidd, lab 

RICK, N.R.] 

Jana Wild, Sp [lab 

Jana Wild, spinster 
Christopherus Askwith, lab 
Christopherus Dent, lab 
Cuthbertus Banckes, lab 
Christopherus Hawkins, lab 


Georgius Pearson 
Margareta ux eius 
Jana Pearson, Sp"^ 
Eliz ux Johannis Read, Sp. 


Johannes Johnson, lab 
Georgius Kendraw, lab 

thorneton-in-le-beames 2[n. r. ] 
Anna ux Willielmi Burton 


Robertus Berry, lab 
Johannes Rock, lab 


Thomas Weldon, lab 
ffrancisca ux eius 
Thomas Smith, Lab 
Margareta Hutchinson, Sp*" 


Nicholaus Robinson 
Henricus Robinson, lab 
Willielmus Robinson, lab 
Eliz ux Edwardi Grime 


Ricardus Smith 

HEBDEN [w.R.] 

Robertus Rathmell 
Agnetta ux eius 


Thomas Tempest 

Eliz ux eius 

Georgius fFell, lab 

Ellianora ux eius 

Ricardus ffirth, Lab 

Jana ux Thome Tempest, lab 

Georgius Butler, lab 

Jacobus Waldington, lab 

Eliz ux eius 

Stephanus Waldington, lab 

Thomas Heaker, lab 

EUenora ux Johannis Theakeston,Johannes Tempest, lab 

are in the Adel Registers. The Bucktrouts first occupied 
^ In the parish of Bradford. ^ Beans. 

tington in 170 
Lynham Farm. 

^ Query Bolton Hall in the Parish of Preston-under-Scar, N.R 




HUBY [n.R.] 

Edwardus Jennings, lab 

Ricardus Rossall, lab 

Ricardus Maisterman, yeom 

Eliz ux eius 

Anna Carleton, Sp. 

Johannes Taylor 

Maria ux eius 

Sith [Seth] Maisterman, lab 

Andreas Vaux, lab 

Jana ux eius 

Walterus Merry, yeom 

Hester ux eius 

Johannes Dennis, lab 

MYTON [n.R.] 
Willielmus Walker, lab 
Ricardus Scot, ^^ab 
Thomas Lancaster 

youlton [cum linton, n. r. ]^ 
Thomas^ Appleby 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Henricus Hunt, lab 

NEWTON 2 [n.R.] 
Rogerus Baker, lab 
Willielmus Maisterman, lab 


Ricardus Smith, lab 
Anna ux eius 


Cuthbertus Singleton, lab 
Eliz Singleton, Sp 
Radulphus Todd, lab. 
Anna ux eius 


Johannes Pearson, lab 
Maria ux eius 

Johannes Coggs, lab. 
Anna ux eius 


Laurencius Hebden, lab 

* Thomas Appleby aet 47, 1665; married first Ellen, dau. of Sir Thomas 
Gascoigne, of Bambow ; secondly, Elizabeth, dau. of John Johnson, of Osmother- 
ley, by whom he had, with two daughters, Thomas aet 9. 

* On Ouse. * In the parish of Ainderby Steeple. 
^ In the parish of Stanwick St John. 

•The name of Owst shows that Halsham is meant. 

' Hooton-Roberts : but it must be a mistake, as the people named belong 
to Halsham up supra. 

^Cridling Stubbs in the parishes of Darrington and Womersley. 



Franciscus Ratcliffe, lab 
Edwardus Murfey, lab 
Maria Sargison, vid 
Georgius Greaves, lab 
Joanna ux eius 


Maria ux Henrici Smith, lab 

Robertus Oust, lab 
Anna ux eius 


Anna ux Edwardi Pearson 
Henricus Sheld, lab 
Robert Owst jun, lab 
Maria ux eius 
Ursula Owdas [Awdas] 
Anthonius Owdas, lab 
Thomas Moody, lab 
Ursula ux eius 


Jana Smith, vid 


Robertus Marshall, lab 
Johannes Barrow, lab 
Anna Laycock, Sp 
Margaretta Walker, Spr. 
Merc[ia] Pollard, Sp 
Willielmus Butterfeild, lab 
Eliz Wilson, Sp 

har[e]wood [w.R.] 
Petrus Wright, lab 
Johannes Jessopp, lab 

Willielmus Briggs, lab 
Maria ux eius 


Phillipus Heppenstall 

Anna ux eius 

Johanna Heponstall, vid 





Thomas Empson, lab 
Isabell ux eius 


Anth: Empson, lab 
Dorothea ux eius 


ifranciscus Binckes, gen, 

Eliz ux eius 

Georgfius Harrison, lab 


Maria ux Thome Sellar 


Maria Pennythorne, vid 

Eliz Raper, vid 

Maria ux Thome Spincke, lab 

UFFLEET^ [w.R.] 

ffranciscus Pennington, lab 
Anna ux eius 


Isabella Blanchard, Sp. 
Maria Hargill, Sp 


ifrancisca ux Georgij Tenny 


Maria ux Ricardi Bovell 


Thomas 2 Gascoigne, mil 

Willielmus Smith, lab 

Andr. Slater, laborer 

Maria Shippon 

Robertus ffranckland, lab 

Willielmus Vevers, lab 

Ricardus Prince, lab 

Robertus Oddy, lab 

Isabella Deardon, Sp 

Willielmus Graycock, Lab 

Petrus Graycock, lab 

Eliz ux eius _ 

1 Ousefleet in the parish of Whitgift. 

"Sir Thomas Gascoigne's name, and his great efforts to revive the faith, 
his infamous trial and great sufferings, render his name one never to be forgot- 
ten. Our oldest convent at York is his monument. Mr George Denison Lumb, 
Hon. Sec. Yorks Par. Reg. Soc, has brought out the Registers of Barwick in 
Elmet, as this is in the press, too late for use. 

*The Rev. Zachary Steward, D.D., rector of Easington in Cleveland, had 
a son of the same name, Governor of Mulgrave castle, in the parish of Lythe, 
during the Civil War. He surrendered his trust to the parliamentary forces in 
1644, taking precaution that his own estate and property should not suffer. He 
was about fifty-eig^ht at the Visitation of 1666, his daughter Mary being- the only 
child named. The property, at Lofthouse, or Loftus in Cleveland, came into the 
hands of Zachary Steward Moore, who squandered it in riotous living-^ and was 


Georgius Hopwood 
ffranciscus Easterby, lab 
Thomas Harwood, lab 
Anna Sutton, Sp. 


Thomas Deardon, la. 
Johannes Ryther, la. 


Thomas Dutton, lab. 
Robertus Rogerson, lab 
Katerina ux eius 

EUinora uxThome Dickinson, lab. 
Stephanus Reddy, lab 
Willielmus Coulam, lab. 
Robertus Coulam, lab 
Robertus Kinge, lab 
Jacobus Jackson, lab 
Isabella Robinson, Sp 
Johannes Potters, lab 
Eliz NorclifFe, Sp. 
Anna Pennock, Sp 
Ricardus Dobson, lab 
Joannes Browne, lab 
Ricardus Barnard, lab 
Thomas Collins, lab 
Ricardus fiFoster, lab 
Nicholaus Palmer, lab 
Anna Sharpies, Sp 


Rogpr Chapman, gen 
Isabella Chapman, Sp 
Maria Chapman, Sp 
Thomas Chapman, lab 


Eliz Laycock 


Thomas^ Moore, sren 


Jacobus^ Boyes, lab Willielmus Coverdale, lab 


Gideon Clapham, lab Johannes Coward, lab 

Ricardus Dobson, lab Ellis Blackburn, lab 

Matheus Poskett, lab ffillingdales [n.r.] 

Anna ux eius Jabez Roskett, lab 

Willielmus Addison, lab. Anna Dickinson, Sp 

Maria ux eius whittonhall 

Jacobus Reach, lab \\ Willielmus Morrison, lab 

Eliz Reach Josephus Thornehill, lab 

Georgius Thompson senr nup de Skipwith lab. xxvi'tj die Decem- 
bris Anno Car secundi xv° [1663] ununi mensem conviBus xxv Julii 
A° XVI [1664] apud Castrum Ebor. coram Thoma Twisden, Mil., 

Xpofero Turner et al. Jus X3^^ 

Thomas Thomson, la. Willielmus Ashton, lab 

Georgius Thomson jun'^, la Johannes Winder jun"", lab 

Robertus Heslewood, lab Brianus Winder, lab 

[stonebeck, kirkby malzeard] 
Thomas Beckwith nup de Stainebeck Upp infra Wap de Claro in le 
West Riding secundo die Decenibr A° Car 2°xviij° [1666] . . . unum 
tnensem, convifttis xvi Apr. A^ xix apud Pontefra^^ ^c. .... xs^^ 
Juliana Beckwith, Sp Joanna ffreete, vid 

Margareta Beane, vid Maria Bell, vid 

Johannes Tullye, lab ffrancisca ux Willielmi Boyne 

Eliz ux eius fFranciscus Servant, lab 

Anna ux Edwardi Darley, Sp Maria Thackrey, Sp 

stainbecke daine 2 ffrancesca Grainge, Sp'^ 

Willielmus Ward, laborer Cecilia Barker, Sp 

probably the Zacharie Steward Moore, of whom there is a double entry in the 
Hackness registers {J^orks. Par. Reg. Soc. xxv, 98) born 23 and bap. 24 Sept. 
1672, the son of Thomas Moore, of Hackness, gent., by "his second wife, the 
only daughter of — Stewarde the parish minister." Thomas Moore had had a 
son James bap. Sept. 10, 1661, "privately, it is supposed, by a popish preist, 
being a straunger then at the manner Mr Thomas Moore was then at London." 

^ Knowing, as we do, the numbers of secret baptisms and marriages, of 
the latter taking place in other parishes, and the way that registers were kept 
or not kept, we may congratulate ourselves on obtaining a few fragments about 
this Catholic labourer from the Hackness registers. Our work is not so much to 
re-chronicle the acts of the great, as to preserve the memory of such humble, 
unknown confessors. 

1669. Two Children of James Boyes of Hackness were borne the 23rd of 
November, unhaptized , he being a Papist. 

\\%\. Isabella uxor Jacobi \ioys papistcsde Broxey [Broxa] sepult 19 P'eb. 

1707. Jacobus Boyes de Broxey sepultus fuit 29 die Januarii. 

Perhaps we may recognize one of the unhaptized [sic\ sons in the fol- 

1700. Richardus Boys and Eliz. Tranmere {papista de Broxey) nupt. erant 
18 die Augusti. 

1701. Isabella, nat. Richdi Boys papisfce de Broxey bapt. erat 29 die Julij. 
1704. Johanes fil. Richdi Boys, papistce de Broxey bapt. 24 Aug. 

1709. Maria nata Richdi Boy a papists de Broxey bapt. 14 die Augusti. 
* Stonebeck Down or East. 




fFranciscus Shaw, lab 

Anna ux eius 

fFranciscus Gill, lab 

Maria fil Christopheri Gillim, Sp 

Eliz ffreer, vid 

Anna ux Johannis Thackey, lab 

Ellena Reynard, vid 

Magdalena Beane, vid 

Joanna Butler, Sp 

Georgius Smith, Lab 

Cecilia ux Thome Spence, lab 


Anna^ Richison, Sp 


Eliz Lassells, Sp 

Anna et Jana Lassells fil eius 

Jana Wincopp, Sp 


[Willielmus Knaresborough, la- 
borer. A later insertion and 
erased. See fourth below.] 

Barbara Bickerdyke, Sp 

Jana Swayle, Spr 

Ellena Whincopp, Sp*" 

Willielmus Knaresborough 

Maria Knaresborough, Sp"" 

Christopherus Smith, lab 

Eliz ux eius 

Johannes North, lab. 

Ellena ux eius 

Mercia Pullein, Sp*" 

Maria Jesse, Sp"" 

Margaretta North, Sp^ 

Georgius Normond, lab 

Maria Pullein, Sp"^ 

Paroch de south Stanley 

Johannes Kyndall, laborer 

Ellena ux eius 

Michael Mawd, lab 


Johannes Hebden, lab 

Thomas Myers, lab 
usburne magna 2 

Eliz Rainsforth, Sp^ 

azerley ^ 
Henricus Duffeild, Labor 
Margaretta ux eius 
Johannes DufTeild, labor, 
ffranciscus Duffeild, labor. 
Isabella Duffeild, Sp"^ 
Margaretta Duffeild, Sp*" 
Eliz Duffeild 
Christopher Coates, lab 
Christopher Netherwood, lab 
Katherina Rumfitt, Sp^ 


Jacobus Metcalfe, Lab 
Margretta Walker, Sp"" 
Jana Walker, Sp"^ 
Maria Atkinson, Sp^ 


Johannes ffish. Lab 
Maria ux eius 
Katerina Braithwaite, Sp"" 
Eliz Presse, Sp"" 


Thomas Harrison, lab 
Johannes et Timotheus fil eius 
Henricus Dunmore, Lab 
Jacobus^ Wheelehouse, lab 
ffrancisca Wheelehouse, Sp"" 
Jacobus Mawde, lab 
Jenitta Mawde, Sp'" 
Maria Mawde, Sp^ 
Georgius Cawdrey sen., labor. 
Johannes Cawdrey, Lab 
Matheus Burett, lab 


Edbrough Baker, labor. 

Paroch de pannell 
Edwardus Thomson, labor. 
Eliz Thomson, Sp"" 
Margaretta Thomson, Sp"" 
Radulphus Reynold, lab 
Willielmus Reynold, lab 
Maria Reynold, Sp"" 


Robertus ^ Bucke, Labor. 

^Many Richardsons, but no Richison in the Registers of Fewston. 

2 Great Ouseburn. » i^ Kirkby-Malzeard. See C.R.S. iii, 82. 

* Several Wheelhouses of Ripley and Ripon appear in 1604 as Catholics. 
James W.. a Papist, was buried at Hampsthwaite, April 7, 1723. Later the name 
comes in York registers. C.R.S. iv. 

'^ Query Staveley. Stanley is in the parish of Wakefield, and seems out of 
place here. 

•A large number of the name of Buck, mostly belonging to the neighbour- 




ffrancisca ^ Shaw, Sp^ 

Maria^ ux Silvestri Hebden, labor 

Agnetta ux ffrancisci^ Hoppton, 

Jana* ux Edwardi Steele, lab 
Katherina ^ ux Stephani Smith, 

Anna ^ Greatwood, Sp"^ 
Maria Milner, Sp*" 
Robertus ^ ffaireburne, labor. 
Christopher Malthousesen, labor. 
Christopher Mai thousejun'", labor 
Johannes Malthouse, labor 
KaterinauxThome Hewick, labor 
Robertus England, labor 
Jana ux eius 


Thomas Gilford, labor 

Anna ux eius 

Maria ux Johannis Goodall, labor 

Katerina Wheelehouse, Sp"" 

Ricardus fil Anthonij Casse, lab 

Willielmus et Anna Casse fil eius 


Willielmus Tanckerd, labor 
ffranciscus Hill, labor 
Eliz ux eius 
Eliz Tucke, Sp^ 


Johannes Ffawcett, labor 
Thomas Grimston, labor 

Eliz [Grimston] ux eius 
Katherina fil eius 
Robertus Young, labor 
Anna ux eius 

Maria ux Roberti Russell, lab 
Eliz Staddlethorpe, Sp"^ 

Isabella Sutton, Sp"* 


Willielmus Trees, Labor. 
Jana ux eius 
Johannes Trees, Labor 
Agnetta ux eius 
Juditha Trees, Sp'^ 
Anna Young, Sp'" 
Johannes fil eius 
Ricardus al fil eius 
Johannes Young, lab 
Isabella Ward, Sp"^ 
Isabella Young, Sp"^ 


Michael Wright, Labor 
Ursula ux eius 
Anna Grey, Sp'' 
Maria Earle, vid 
Petrus Earle, labor 
Ellenora fil eius 
Johannes Churchpride 


Katherina Middleton, vid 
Robertus^ Plumpton, Ar 

ing parish of Kirkby Malzeard, appear in Peacocks' Yorkshire Catholics in 
1604. This appUes to many other names in this list. The parish registers of 
Hampsthwaite have been printed by the Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 
Vol. XIII. Buck seems a common name, and there are two Roberts, but his 
burial shows that at the time of his death he was resident in the parish of Ripley 
" 1672-3. Robert Buck de Clint papist, Feb. ye 19." 

^ There are few Shaws in the Hampsthwaite Registers, and no Frances. 

2 Mary wife of Silvester Hebden was buried August 8, 1684; he 29 March, 
1694. He only appears in the Registers in 1658, but their descendants are 

2 Seems a mistake for Hoppefton. Her burial is registered March 24, 1680-1. 

*She was buried at Hampsthwaite, October 25, 1673. 

^The registers contain the baptism, with others, of Catterin, dau. of Steven 
Smith, August 28, 1659; the burial of Stephen Smith of Feliscliffe hamlet. 
May II, 1671 ; the marriage of Tho. Rundali and Katharine Smith, May 8, 1690; 
and " 1738 Catharine Rundali, wid. aged 102, bur. Sep. 23." 

•" 1672-3 Ann Gratewood, buried February ye 6th, she was a papist." 
This and the civil marriage of Marie Graytwood toWiniamMilner,May 15, 1656, 
are the only times the name appears in the registers. 

'The burials of three Robert Fairburns from 1669 to 1676 make this 
confusing. ^ In Knaresborough. 

'Robert Plumpton, of Plumpton, was aged twenty-one at the Visitation 
1665, but is not shown to be married, their pedigree going back to the Conquest. 




Anna [Plumpton] fil eius 
Barbara al fil eius sp"" 
Thomas Simpson, labor 
Maria ux eius 
Tomisina Simpson, Sp"" 
Elianora Brooks, Sp*" 
ffaith fiieming, Sp"^ 
Tho. Steele sen.. Labor 
Maria ux eius 

Johannes Swaile jun., labor 
Ellinora ux eius 
ffranciscus Brig-ge, labor 
Eliz ux eius 
Gracia Inchboard, Sp*" 
Jana Willden, Sp'' 
Bryan Mawd, labor 


Eliz Swaile Sp"^ 
Jana Hall, Sp"" 
Eliz Robertson, Sp"" 
ffrancisca Robertson, Sp"^ 
Anna Shutt, Sp'' 
Henricus Pulleyne, lab 
Eliz ux eius 
Eliz Gelstropp, Sp"" 


Katherina Waters, Sp"" 
Maria Marmaduck, Sp"" 
Jana Headley, Sp"" 


Alicia Wademan, Sp'^ 
Willielmus Wardman, Labor 
Johannes Wardman, Labor 
Eliz fil eius 

Anna Kettlestring, Sp^ 
Anna Brainsby, Sp*" 
Jenetta Howlesworth, Sp*" 

Johannes Milner sen, lab 
Johannes Milner jun, lab 
Willielmus Sturdy, Lab 
Martha ux eius 
Petrus Shau, Lab 
Willielmus Shau, labor 
Johannes fil eius 

Anna [Plumpton] ux eius 
Eliz Middleton, Sp^ 
Katherina Holmes, Sp'' 
Willielmus Hardwick, Lab 
Thomas Evertson, labor 
Willielmus Atkinson, labor 
Johannes Utley, labor 
Maria Wright, Sp'' 
Johannes Pulleyne, Labor. 
EUenora ux eius 
Henricus Croomack, Labor 
Jana ux eius 
Ellis Grange, Sp"" 


Willielmus Steele 
Jana Bickliff'e, Sp'^ 
Jana Wilson, Sp^ 
Anthonius Wilson, Lab 
Margaretta Dearlove, Sp'^ 
Gracia Thomson, Sp'" 
Leonardus Crooke, Labor. 
Margaretta ux eius 
Gracia Hogg, Sp'' 
Anna Taylor, Sp"* 
ffrancisca Hardwick, Sp*" 
Anna Chapman, Sp"^ 
Bridgitta Chapman, Sp'" 
Johannes Gardner, Labor 
Eliz ux eius 
Johannes fil eius 


Willielmus Plimpton, gen 
Johannes Norton, gen 
Willielmus Atkinson, gen 
ffranciscus Steele, Labor 
Awdrey ux eius 
Johannes Parker, Labor 
Maria ux eius 
Anna Rotherforth, Sp'' 
Edwardus Bickerdike, Labor 
Bartholomeus Traven, labor 
Jana Gelstropp, Sp'' 
Johannes Troolon, labor 
Maria Mercer, Sp"" 
Edwardus Plumpton, labor 

His father, who married Anne, only dau. of Richard Townley of Townley, Co. 
Lanes, was killed at Marston Moor. 

^ Little Ouseburn. 

2 In Ripley. Close to the Southern part of Kirkby Malzeard and Hamps- 
thwaite that the names overlap. 




Stephanus Shau, lab 
Thomas Howlesworth, lab 
Ellinora Barborn, Sp^ 
Robertus Buck, labor 
Radulphus Scott, labor 
Georgius Challing-er, lab 
Christopher Joy, lab 
Maria ux eius 
Marg-aretta Watson, Sp'^ 
Edwardus^ Welas, labor 
Eliz eius mater 
ffranciscus Welas, labor 
Ellinora Welas, Sp^ 
Henricus Kendall, Labor 
Thomas Hardcastle sen 
Thomas fil eius 
Maria Hardcastle, Sp"" 
Robertus Joy, Labor 
Dorothea ux eius 
Jana Thompson, Sp'" 
Johannes fil eius 
ffranciscus ffish, labor 
Thomas Shau, labor 
Eliz Stanley, Sp"^ 
Robertus Carlbeck, labor 


Laurencius Hodgson, labor 
Isabella ux eius 
Martinus fil eius 
Dorothea Atkinson, Sp"" 
Jana Holdsworth, Sp"" 

Anna Askwith, Sp"^ 
Elianora Skelton, Sp' 
Gracia Gales, Sp"" 
Petrus Thomson, labor 
Anna ux eius 
Anna Welks, Sp*" 
Willielmus Reynolds, labor 
Eliz ux ffrancisci Wilfield, Sp' 


Dorothea Jepson Sp"" 
Maria Cholmley, Sp"* 
Anna Bribby, Sp'^ 
Abrahamus Atkinson, Labor 
Anna ux eius 
labor Willielmus Gill, Lab 
Ellianora ux eius 
Eliz Teale, Sp^ 
Thomas Hardwick, lab 
Margretta Hodgson, Sp"^ 
Phillipus Lofthouse, lab 
Anna ux eius 
Thomas Harrison, lab 
Margretta ux eius 
Eliz Lofthouse, Labor [sic] 
Eliz Hawksworth, Sp"^ 
Anna Walton, Sp"" 
Maria Ellis, Sp"" 
Eliz Bickerdike, Sp'^ 


ffranciscus Steele, gen 

Maria ux eius 
Ricardus^ Tempest de Broughton, gen., duos me?ises sequen xij die 
Maij A^ XIX R Car secundi [.1667] convi^us viii die O£lohr, A° xix 

apud Kfiaresboroughy &€ xl^^ 

Eliz ux eius Maria^ Brogden, Sp'^ 


^The old Catholic family of Tempest of Broug-hton is with us still with a 
pedigree of eight centuries. Mrs Tempest of Broug-hton, who has made a careful 
study of it, oblig-ed with this section of her elaborate collections, by which it 
appears that Richard was third son of Sir Stephen Tempest of Broughton (1553- 
1625), second by his second marriage to Katharine, dau. of Henry Lawson, of 
Nesham, Co. Durham. He mar. Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas Grimshawe, of 
Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, and was quarter-master in the royal army, and 
had to claim allowance from the indigent soldiers' fund in 1663. His residence 
at Broughton seems to be subsequent to his sale, before 1648, of a farm at 
Bracewell, where a branch of the family resided. His children were: Stephen, 
slain in the King's service; Richard, said to be a lieutenant in Sir Thomas 
Tyldesley's regiment; John, in the text below; Robert, secretary to his cousin, 
Sir Stephen Tempest (1617-72), died unmd; Katharine (York) in the text below; 
perhaps Elizabeth, ob. inf.; Ellen and Elizabeth. Richard Tempest died 1670, his 
wife surviving him. 




Johannes^ Tempest, gen 
Johannes^ Yorke, gen 
Katherina^ ux eius 
Ricardus Yorke fil prefati 

Thomas^ Tempest, gen 
Anna ux eius 

Jacobus* Woffenden, Taylor 
Eliz ux eius 
Jacobus Oxnerd, labor 
Joanna Tempest, Sp"" 
Georgius Butler, Cowper 
Ricardus Laythey, Labor 
Katherina ux eius 
Thomas Heake, labor 

wiGLEWORTH infra paroch 


Thomas Morley, gen 
Juliana ux eius 
Stephanus Harrison, Husbm. 
Eliz ux eius 
Jenitta fil eius 
Anna Wilkinson, vid 
Margaretta Browne, Sp"* 
Johannes Livesey sen, yeom 

Maria [Livesey] ux eius 
Henricus Robinson, Scboolemas- 

Agnetta ux Thome Sheppard, 


BRiNSFORTH in paroch de 

ROTHERAM [see p. 326] 

Thomas Stevenson, labor 

Margaretta ux eius 

Eliz Jackson, Sp"^ 

Jenitta ux Edwardi Gyles, lab 


Eliz^ux Edwardi Pearson, labor 


Johannes Jackson, Husbm 
Ellena ux eius 
Laurencius^ Chalpiney, lab 
Katherina ux eius 
Georgius Bates, lab 
Maria ux eius 


Willielmus Briggs,^ labor 


Michael^ Tabot, gen 
Willielmus Smith, labor 

^John, third son of the above Richard Tempest and Elizabeth Grimshawe, 
mar. Jane Meriall, a widow from Cumberland, who kept the inn at Broughton, 
after his death, being buried there Aug. 12, 1718. His death uncertain. 

^John, son of William York and his wife Agnes Simpson, and nephew of 
Sir John York of Gowthwaite. His wife was Katharine, eldest dau. of Richard 
Tempest, of Broughton, above. They had — Richard, steward to the Broughton 
estates, his wife's baptismal name only, Elizabeth, being known ; John, who 
became a Jesuit; and Stephen. 

3 Thomas, third son of Stephen Tempest of Broughton (son and heir of 
Sir Stephen, 1553-1625), and Susan, dau. of William Oglethorpe, of Roundhay, 
in Whitkirk and Thorner parishes, by his first wife Susan, dau. of Edward 
Tyrwhitt, of Stainfield, Co. Lincoln. His father left him the Oglethorpe property 
at Roundhay, subject to annuities of ;;^30 each to his sisters — Elizabeth, a 
Franciscan nun at Nieuport, and Mary, a Benedidline at Cambrai, and other 
charges. Sir Ralph Hansby, of Tickhill, and Lady Hansby laid claim to Round- 
hay. There seems no reason why he did not succeed his brother Stephen in the 
Broughton estates in 1672, as they were on friendly terms. Mrs Tempest thinks 
that some mutual understanding existed why his son Stephen should succeed. 
From his brother he had a money allowance of £40 per annum and other 
benefits, whilst his son added another ;^5o. He married, about 1651, Anne, dau. 
and heir of Henry Scrope of Danby, by Anne, dau. of Sir Edward Plumpton, 
of Plumpton, and had five sons and five daughters. 

* Recusant in 1678. 

5 Elizabeth Pearson, widow, was a recusant in 169 1. 

•Lawrence and Katharine Champney and their dau. Katharine appear as 
recusants in 1670, whilst Thomas Champney and Anne his wife and Catharine, 
widow, are in 169 1. 

' Cridling Stubbs in the parishes of Darrington and Womersley. 

*Mary, George, Elizabeth and Frances Briggs were recusants in 169 1. 

»In 1680 Michael Talbott and Katharine lus wife were recusants; and in 
1 69 1 Mr Tallbot and his son Dowderst [sicj. 




HOOKE infra paroch de snaith 
Thomas^ Empson, Tanner 
Isabella ux eius 

GooLE infra paroch de snaith 
Anthonius^ Empson, Labor 
Anna ux eius 


Maria ux Thome Selly, labor 


ffranciscus Pennington, labor 
Katherina ux eius 


Robertus Pennythorne, labor 
Maria Swingflete, Sp"^ 
Eliz Rapper, Sp'^ 
Joanna Mattison, Sp*" 


Maria^ ux ffrancisci Armitage, 

Maria Boison, Sp*" 
Ellinora ux Mathei Morris, labor 


Margaretta ux Willielmi Purdye, 

Dorothea ffletcher, vid 

havercroft infra paroch de 


ffrancisca ux Johannis Clarkson, 

Katherina fil eius 


Willielmus Champney, gen 
Eliz ux eius 
Anna fil eius 
Edwardus Score, labor 
Thomas fil eius 
Maria fil eius 
Matheus Beamont, lab 
Dorothea ux eius 
Matheus fil eius 

Willielmus Champney fil eius 
Thomas Champney fil eius 
Maria Champney fil eius 


ffranciscus Oglethorpe, labor 
Ellena fil eius 

Isabella ux Michaelis Jaggs, 
FFERRYBRIGGE infra paroch 


Maria ux Ambrosij lies, Husbm 
ffrancisca Cowpland, servus eius 
Eliz Shillitoe, vid 
Willielmus Shillitoe fil eius 
Anna Shillitoe filia eius 
Eliz Shillitoe fil eius 
Gabriel Towthill, labor 
Alicia ux eius 
Margaretta Cowpland 
Eliz filia eius 

Margretta ux Johannis Norton, 


ffrancisca Rasing, vid 
Willielmus Beckwith, gen 

HAUGHTON infra paroch de 


Thomas^ Bilcliffe, yeom 
Maria ux eius 

Anna ux Thome Hill, yeom ^- 
Johannes Huntrisse, Taylor 
Maria ux eius 
Ellena Bilcliffe, vid 
Margaretta filia eius 
Willielmus Bilcliffe, Carpenter 
Maria ux eius 
Ricardus Bilcliffe filius eius 
Winifridus Bilcliffe filia eius 
Anna Scholay ux Johannis Scho- 
lay, Butcher 

Joanna Champney, vid 

^Thomas Empson and Isabell his wife with Mary his dau. and Anthony 
his son, were recusants in 1680, whilst in the previous year only the wife, and 
Thomas Empson and Mary his wife appear. 

"Anthony Empson and Dorothy his wife appear in 1679 and 1680, in the 
latter year with William E. and Catharine E., spinster. In 1691 Dorothy with 
her sons William and Gregory. 

2 Recusant in 1680 and 1691. 

*The only known registers of Felkirk commence in 1701 and have been 
printed. Frances and Katharine C. are not mentioned. 

*In Cath. Rec. Soc. iv, in relation to the Knight family, the very Pro- 
testant Lincolnshire Bilchffes appear. Here we find seven recusants of the name, 




PURSTON^ in paroch de ffether- 


Phillipus Hamerton, gen 
Johannes Hamerton, gen 


Georgius^ Hippon, gen 
Johannes^ Hippon, lab 
Anna Corker, vid 
Bridgitta^ Schole, vid 
Johannes Darley, Lab 
Alicia^ Hippon, Sp"^ 
Margaretta^ Thimbleby, vid 
LANGLETT in paroch de leviston 
Margretta Haighe, vid 

ARMYNE in paroch de snaith 
ffranciscus Bincks, Husbm 
Maria ux eius 
Thomas Clarke, labor 
Hugo Howpe, labor 
Katherina Penitham, Spr 

STUBBSWALDEN in paroch de 


Johannes Percy gen 
Cicillia Percy, vid 
Johannes Percy, gen 
Ursella Percy, vid 
Jennitta Eastwood, Spr 

SMEATON in paroch de womers- 


Phillipus Heponstall, Labor. 
Isabella ux eius 
Joanna Heptonstall 
Gabriel Barker, Labor. 
Maria Barker, vid 


ffranciscus Middleton, gen 
Anna ux eius 

nearer the homes of the Anne family, so closely related to the Knights. Recu- 
sants at Houghton in 1680 are Margaret B., Mary B. the elder, Matthew and 
Anne. In 1691 are Matthew and Anne his wife, Margaret and Mary. 

1 Purston- Jackhng. 

'George, aet 29, 1665, son of Thomas Hippon, ofNewhall.Fetherston, and 
Anne, dau. and heiress of John Horncastle of Featherstone. In 1670 "Mr Thos. 
Ippon, Mr John Ippon and Mr[szcj Aleis Ippon were suspected popish recusants." 
In 1679 Mr Thomas Hippon and Mrs Ahs Hippon were bound to appear for their 
recusancy. Whilst "As for Mr John Hippon, Margaret Thimbleby and Alice, the 
wife of John Spinke they are non est Inuentes. As for John Spinke and Mrs 
Briggit Scholey I have given them notice to be heare according to Order." The 
Constable, William Mallinson, signs with a mark (J. H. Turner's Noncon- 
formist Registers). 

3 The Yorkshire Parish Register Society has published one volume of 
Rothwell registers; but the index is to be for the complete set. 

Paroch de bradfeild 
Georgius ffox, yeom 
Ricardus Revill, gen 
Lucia Persie, Spr 
Anna Revill, Spr 
Gartrida Revill, Spr 
Georgius Hilton, lab 
Johannes Reyney, lab 
Johannes Bricklebanck, lab 
Maria ux Georgij Ibbotson, lab 
Sara Webster, vid 

ROTHWELL 3 [see p. 326] 
Margretta Shau, Spr 
Anna Hemsworth, Spr 

Johannes Dordon, lab 
Marcus Drunton, lab 
Anna ux eius 
Georgius Tinsdale, Lab 
Agneta ux eius 
Eliz Pickering, vid 
Nicholaus Skippen, lab 
Maria Crabtree, vid 
Willielmus Butcher, Carpenter 
Eliz ux eius 
Ellena Ballasse, Spr 
Robertus fFranckland, Lab 
Anna ux eius 
Eliz Wright, vid 
Johannes ffranckland, Lab 
Dorothea Spincke, vid 
Petrus Shippen, lab 
fFrancisca ux eius 


paroch de sandall 
Anna Clarke Spr 
Eliz Browne, vid 





Laurenclus Copland, Labor 

Anna ux eius 

Robertus Wright, Labor 

Maria Smowtom, vid 

Robertus Steele, Labor. 

ffrancisca ux eius 

Maria Moake ux Mathei Moake, 

Anna Walshaw ux Willielmi 

Walshaw, lab 


Willielmus^ Grocock, lab 

ffrancisca ux eius 

Petrus Grocock fil eius, labor. 

Ricus Grocock, labor 

Eliz ux eius 

fFranciscus Nason, lab 

Thomas filius eius 

Eliz ux eius 

Maria ux Thome ^ Prince, labor 

Gerrard^ Salvin, lab 

Rebecca ux eius 


Eliz ux Willielmi Armltage, gen 
Johannes fFarrer, Lab 
Thomas Darley, labor. 
EUena ux eius 

ROUNDHEY infra paroch de 


Willielmus Hubey, Labor. 
Anna ux eius [Lab. 

Barbaria [sic] ux Willielmi Butler, 
Isabella Santon, vid 

Paroch de shereburn 
Maximil Taylor 
Anthonius Bell, Lab 
Thomas Howlecroft, Lab 


Christopher Barker, Lab 
Margaretta ux eius 
Thomas Wade, Labor. 
Maria ux eius 


Abrahamus* Atkinson, labor. 
Anna ux eius 
Andreas Hardwick, labor 
Ursula ux eius 
Thomas Hardwick, lab 
Willielmus Gill, lab 
Ellianora ux eius 
Thomas Harrison, lab 
Margaretta ux eius 
Phillipus Lofthouse, lab 
Anna ux eius 

Eliz Lofthouse, Sp'' [Labor 

Margaretta ux Thome Hodgson, 
Eliz ux Emannelis Teile, lab 
Eliz ux Mathei Hawkesworth, lab 
Anna ux Johannis Walton, lab 
Isabella Bickerdyke, Sp'' 
Maria ux Christopheri Cholmley, 

Anthonius Tomlinson, lab 


Ellianora^ ux Willielmi Farrand, 
Eliz Derley, Sp"" [gfen 


1 There are several entries of the Grocock family in the Kippax Register 
{Yorks. Par. Reg. Soc. x). These seem to apply, " 1670, Gulielmi [sic] Grocoke 
sepultus eodem die [Aug. 4] Magister carbonarium," colliers or charcoal burners. 
" Francisca uxor Gulielmi Grococke sepulta sexto die Septembris 1670." " 1683 
Richardus Grocock sepult. May 4*." " 1698. Elizab. Grocock sepult. Romae 
[Aug.] 7*"' 

' Prince is the commonest name in the registers but it would be hazard- 
ous to conjecture that the " Uxor Thomse Prince " buried May 18, 1695 . referred 
to her. 

*The conjunction of Gerard and Salvin so common in the old Catholic 
family seems curious so described, and there is a burial of Mr Ralph [PSoliene] 
November 28, 1641 ; and a civil marriage of Anthony F[o]ulshurt of Barnbow, 
p. of Barwick in Elmet to Ann Salvin of Kippax, July 10, 1656, at which the 
above William Growcocke was a witness. There seems a connexion with the 
Gascoigne collieries and those at Allerton Bywater near Kippax. 

*The name is very common, and it may be well only to refer to the 
John Atkinson of Ilkeley, C.R.S. rv. 362. 

* Eleanor, dau. of Joscelyn Percy of Beverley, whose estates were seques- 
trated during the Commonwealth for his recusancy. She left no issue. Her 
mother was Elizabeth, dau. of William Fitz-William of Mablethorpe, E.R. 
York, and Clixby, Co. Lincoln. 


NORMANTON Ncttleton, vid 

RIcardus Mallett, gen Anna Nettleton, Sp'' 

Barbaria ux eius Eliz: Nettleton, Sp"^ 

Maria Todd, servus eius Maria Bayley, Sp"^ 

Anna ux Willielmi Cowper, gen Jana Pease, vid 

Gracia ux Ricardi Overend, husb Maria Pease, Sp^ 

Alicia ux Martini ^ ffrawbisher, Anna Pease, Sp"" 

husbm Johannes Lee, Labor 

EUinora Thimblesby, Sp"" Jenitta Hemsworth, Sp"" 

Carolus ^ Thimblesby, gen Robertus Hemsworth, labor 
Anna Thimblesby, Sp^ crofton 

Willielmus Goodridge, servus Willielmus Chompney, labor 

eorum Eliz Chompney, Sp'' 

Susanna Clay, al servus eorum Johannes Walker, labor 

Margaretta Orry,al servus eorum Margaretta Bayly, Sp"^ 

Robertus Becon, gen Josephus Ward, Labor 
Martha Cowpland, servus eius warmfield 

Eliz Turner, al servus eius Eliz: Barker, Sp"" 



[sT Giles's in the fields] 
Georgius ^ Comes Bristoll. nup de paroch. Sandli Egidij in campis 
. . . xj menses sequen primum diem O6lohris A° xiiij. Regis nunc 
Caroli secundi apud Justice Hall in le Old Bayly in suhurhiis Civitatis 
Londonioedie Mercurij scilicet xiiij^^ die O£lohris A° xv. difti domi^ii 

Regis [1663] ccxx^^ 

[sT dunstan's in the west] 
Hannah Hedworth de parochia sandli Dunstani in Occidente in 
warda de ffarringdon extra London spinster trium mensium sequen 
xxv^ diem Januar A° xiiij^ apud Justice Hall in le Old Bayly xv die 

Julij an"^ XV [1663] Ix^^ 

Alicia Hedworth de paroch et warda prediBa Ix"^^ 

[sT Giles's in the fields] 
Johannes* Digby de paroch San6li Egidij in campis Ar. vi menses 
sequen primum diem OBobris A° xiiij apud Justice Hall in le Old 

Bayly ixP die Decemhris A° xv. [1663] cxx^' 

Anna^ Warden, nup. de ead, vid. sex menses sequen /° die Marcij 
A° XV locuTUy diem.) A7in. supradi£i cxx^^ 

1 Perhaps connected with Sir Martin Frobisher, the navig-ator. 

2" John Thymelbye," as he signs his name, of Syndall in Normanton 
declares his son Charles's age as twenty-three in 161 2. The father was son of 
John Thimbleby of Irnham, Co. Lincohi, mar. Mary, dau. and heiress of Charles 
Jackson, of Snydall. Charles's fine for delinquency (he had perhaps conformed 
to the Puritan Covenant, as his recusancy is not mentioned) was ;^2,o83 13s. gd. 
If the recusant is this one, he would be seventy-eight at the time. 

2 George Digby, second Earl. 

^Probably the eldest son of the above George, Earl of Bristol, and who 
succeeded as third and last Earl in 1676, dying- in 1698. 

^ Anne W, and several of following Recusants are in Midx Records, in, 332. 


Petrus Wilkinson, Taylor sunbury 

Willielmusi Robotham, Taylor Henry Sadler sen, yeom 
Georgius Wildbore, Grocer harlington 

Willielmus Smithson, Taylor Georgius Best, yeom 

Paulus Houldhouse, Shoemaker Rogerus Coxe, yeom 

Johannes Deakins, Stacioner ffrancisca Goslinge ux Henrici 

Gosling 2 

[sT James's, clerkenwell] 
Jasper Lindsey nup de paroch. san6li Jacobi Clerkenwell glover, 

duorum niensiuin sequen t^ diem AugusHA'^ atz; [1663] cx:)^ 

Johannes fFrith, Taylor ffranciscus Chickley, Glover 

[sT Giles's in the fields] 
Edwardus Brookes nup de paroch san6li Egidij in campis, yeoman, 
tres menses sequen i^ diem Januar A° xVy apud Hicks Hall in St 
John Street in Com predi£lo die Martis post clausum. Pasche scilt 
xxiiij^ die Aprilis A° xviij^ f 1666] cxx^^ 


ffranciscus^ Cottington nup de Hanworth, Ar.., undecim mensium 
sequen p'" diem, Maij A° xv apud Justice Hall in le Old Bay ley 
xvj die Januar A^ xviijy [1667] suh m^anu Edwardi Shelton, clerici 

pacisy &'c ccxx^^ 

Willielmus Gildon, gen Ricardus Gildon, gen 


Johannes Perkins de Staynes, yeom. sex menses, sequen primum diem 
G^obr. A° xviij convi6lus apud Hicks Hall in S^John StreetCy prima die 
Julij A^ xix [1667] suh manu Edwardi Shelton clerici pads . . . cxx^^ 

ENFIELD ffranciscus Cooke, gen 

Johannes Welpeley, yeom Edwardus Henshawe, yeom 

Thomas Gougeman, gen Georgius Hemings, yeom 

ffranciscus Cooke nup de Enfield gen. quinque mensium, sequen 
primam diem Maij A° xix° conviBus apud Hicks Hall in St John 
Street xiiij die Januar An° xjx [1668] suh manu Edwardi Shelton 

clerici pads r^» 

Edwardus Henshawe, yeom 

HANWELL Johannes Stybbs, yeom 

Johannes Moore, yeom Johannes Cozens, waterman 


Johannes Perkins nup de Staynes yeom, quinque mensium, sequen, 
xxvij diem 06lohris A^ xix, convi6lus apud Westm. die Jovis prox 
post festum sa7i6li Michaelis Arch, scilt viij die 06lohris A° xx° 
[1668] suh 7nanu Edwardi Shelton clerici pads c^i 


Johannes flRnch nup de paroch deWillesdon y&om.unum mensem, se^ 
quen xxx Maij A^ xxj, conviBus apud Westm vif OBohris A° xxj. 
[1669] suh man Edwardi Shelton clerici pads xx^^ 

'Probably the William Robbtham [stc] and Hannah, his wife, against 
whom further proceeding's were taken December 4, 1664. 

2A weaver, Mtdx /Records, Hi, 333. 

3 Probably a collateral relative of Francis C. who was created in 163 1 Lord 
Cottington of Hanworth, the title expiring with him in 1653. 



Thomas Marsh, yeom Willleimus West, yeom. 

Johannes Marsh, yeom Anna Combes, vid 

Thomas Bell, yeom Anna Durden, spinster 
Matheus Higgs, blacksmith Paroch de laleham 

STAINES Willielmus King, yeom 

Ricardus Ashfeild Maria^ Reeve, vid 
Patientia Ashfeild ux eiusdem Paroch de ashford 

Ricardi Ashfeild, als di6la Ricardus Wells, yeom. 

Patientia Ashfield, spinster Hanna Wells ux eiusdem Ricardi 
Abrahamus Bonnyfeild, yeom 


Johannes Needham, nup de paroch de Hampsteed, gen. virtute&'Cy 
unum mensem sequen quartum diem Aprilis A° xxj. apud Westm vif 
die 06lohr Anno xxj [i6yo] 
Thomas Tydd, wheelwright 


pro recusan 


Henricus Steele de ffarneham unius mensis sequefi xjx^ die Jan. A° 

xix, apud Kingston super Thamisiam die Lune o£lavo die Marcij -4° 

XXJ [1669] xs^ 


Henricus Bristow de Chobham x:^^ 

Thomas Bromley de paroch de Wokeing, trium mensium sequefi 
secundum diem Decembris A° xviij° apud Kingston super Thamesiam 

die Lune xxiiij"^ die ffehr. A° xx°, [1668] Ix^'^ 

Thomas fFuller Johannes Goad 

Johannes Burt Robertus Porter 

Johannes Woods purbright 

worplesden Stephanus Smyth 

Thomas ^ Ockley 


de a° xxj regis nunc 


Johannes Daby de Winkeley, yeom. unum mensem sequen primum 

diemffebruar A° xvi/. apud Castrum Exon. xxiiij^ dieJulijAn^ xvij 



STANTON Silvia uxor Johannis Skynner, 

Thomas Harris jun., yeoman yeom 

Georgius Bovey sen. , yeom perry pomeroy 

BRiXHAM Thomas fford, yeom. 

ChristianauxorWillielmiTorer, Ricardus Berkley, yeoman 

yeom modbury [yeom 

Rosa uxor Roberti Martin, yeom Johanna ux Johannis Harding, 
'Mary Reeve, later described as of Kingston-on-Thames, left property to the 
poor of Laleham; and by the register seems widow of Geoffery Reeve. 

^Ockleys at Worplesden are mentioned in the Visitation of 1623. Harl, 
Soc. XLiii, 75. 





RicardusBell, de Kenn, Miller rtr^c'* unum mensem sequen primtini diem 
JulijA 72° xvj apud Castrum Exon nono die MarliiA° xvj [ 1 664]. . xx^^ 

Hundredo de east budley^ Anna Linch 
Arthurus Trevelian, gen. 

Trevelian ux pred Arthur! 

Hundred de shebbeare 
Maria Coffin, vid 
Thomas Coffin, yeom 
Maria Coffin, spinster 
Thomas Linch, yeom. 
Elizabetha ux prefat Thome 

Egidius Tricke, yeom 
Eliz ux predidli Egidij Tricke 
Willielmus Morrice, yeom. 
Elnor ux predi6li Willielmi 
Willielmus Lukey, yeom 
Willmot ux predidli Willielmi 

Johanna Linch, vid 
Egidius Linch, yeom 
Petrus Linch, yeom 

Edwardus Linch, yeom 
Maria Linch ux preditSli Edwardi 
Willielmus Jose, yeom 
Elizabetha ux predidli Willielmi 

Johannes Hawkes, yeoman 
Dorothea uxor predi6li Johannis 

Thomas Palmer, yeom 


Thoma Salsburie, gen 

Salisbury ux predi6li Thome 
Hundredo de ottery st mary 
Georgius Eveleigh 

Eveleigh ux predicSli Georgij 
Elizabetha Kirkham, vid 
Edwardus Kirkham, gen 
Maria Kirkham, spinster 
Jerom. Wakeley, gen 


Ludovicus Gedge de Kempnall[?] yeoman trium mensium sequen vij 
diem Maij A° xv°, ap7id Thetford xiiij die Martij aP xvj [1664] coravi 
Ricardo^ Hyde mil., Capital Justiciar «fl?^/«C2V« Ix^^ 


Jeremia Watkyne, yeom 


Johannes Booty, yeom 

Johannes Bucke, yeom 
Sarah uxor eius 

ellingham magna 
Antonius Occley, yeom 
fFranciscus Dix, yeom. 
Georgius Nicholson, yeom 

Johannes Halls, yeom 
Christiana ux eius 
Georgius Halls, yeom 
Anna Hordett, spr. 
Alicia ux Johannis Webster, yeom 
Edwardus Bensley, yeom 
Elizabetha ux eius 


Johannes fFox, yeom 

Edmundus Bidwell, yeom 

ux eius 
St John Bucke, yeom 
Elizabetha Davis, spr 

mo[u]lton magna 
Abrahamus Dayves, yeom 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Juby, yeom 
uxor eius 
brand[on?] parva 
Bartholomeus fflegg, yeom 


Samuel Pike, yeom 
Jacobus Dix, yeom 
Edwardus Stone, yeom 

• East Budleigh. 

2 This should be Sir Robert Hyde. 






Johannes Watson, yeom 
Anna ux eius 
Margaretta Jolley, Spr. 
Eliz Jolley 


Willielmus ffarmer, yeom 
uxor eius 


Christopherus Good, yeom 

[thelveton or thelton] 
Willielmus^ Hauers [Havers] de Shelveton An, trium mensinni 
seqiien primimi diem Maij A^. xiP^ [1664] apud Thetford xhij^ die 
Martij A^ xvf. coram Roberto Hyde mil. capital Justiciar^ ^'/Johanne 
Keeling", mil. justic /jt-'" 

Susanna uxor eius 


Henricus Norman, yeom 
uxor eius 

north tuddenham 
Johannes ffisher, sivemaker 
Anna ffisher, Spr 
Cicilia ffisher, Spr 
Maria ffisher, Spr 
Robertus Copeing, yeom 
ffrancisca ux eius [yeom 

Anna ux Thome Thynge jun*", 

Johannes^ Symmes, mil 

horsefeild [horsford] 
Edwardus Suffield, yeom 
Anna uxor eius 


Andr. Tanner, yeom 
ffrancisca uxor eius 


Henricus Alexander, yeom 

Thomas Tompson,^ gen 
Maria ux eius 


Eliz uxor Nicolai Suffield, yeom 


Beggerley, vid 


Robertus Gunber, yeoman 
Maria uxor eius 


Wignifrida uxor Galfridi Wethe- 
rall, yeom 
Paston, vid 
Anna Blacke, Spr. 


Eliz Spycer, vid 
Matheus Wright 


Thomas Henchley, yeom 
Edwardus Mumford, gen 
Margaretta ux eius 

Willielmus Bell, yeom 

cooKLEY CLAY "* [yeom 

Maria uxor Zacharias Hacking, 


Johannes ffuller, yeom 
Cresey Richman 

Henricus^ W^idmert, veom 

^ The old Catholic family of Thelveton or Thelton is no long-er seated at Thel- 
veton, the last squire of the family having sold the estate about 1870. Thomas 
Havers of Winfarthing- purchased the manor in 1592. The recusant in the text 
was his grandson, being- son of John Havers and Elizabeth, dau. of John Tin- 
dall of Banham. His wife was Susan Brook of Whitchurch, her name following- 
his. The earliest known members of the family served important offices to the 
first dukes of Norfolk. The minutes of the Catholic Club, 1793-8, of which 
William Havers was Hon. Secretary, have been transcribed for printing- by this 
society. The representative of the family, Kenneth Havers, is an adlive Catholic 
in London, and his sister Dorothy, the wife of Professor Georg-e Simonds Boul- 
g-er, has written several novels. '^ Later as Symmonds. 

^ T[h]ompson is not a personal name, but that of a parish in Norfolk, formerly 
Thomeston, a dozen miles from Brandon Parva. 

\ Cockley-Cley. 

'This appears three times later as Henry Widinerpoolc. In the Bedingfeld 




Edwardus Damporte, yeom 
Brevvett, yeoman 
Martha uxor eius 
Margaretta Harpley, Spr 
Harpley, vid 
Ricardus Harpley, yeom 
Susanna Hewes, spr 


Thomas Johnson, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 
Robertus Johnson, yeom 
Maria Paston, Spr. 
Willielmus Mitchell, yeom 
Johannes Buckhnam, yeom 

[thwaite ] 
Benjamin London de Twait, g-en, trium metismm sequen decimimi 
diem Aprilis anno xvj Regis Caroli secundi apud Thettford xxiiij die 
ffehr, anno xvi/ [166^] cora?n ]oha.nne Keeling, mil. Justiciar . /a'' 


Ricardus ffitzs, gen 
Maria uxor eius 
ffranciscus ffitzs, gen 
Maria Corchener, vid 
Margaretta Turnor, vid 
ffrancisca Corchiner, vid 
Agneta Jarvis, Spr 


Johannes Suggar, yeom 

brand[on parva] 
Willielmus Thompson, gen 
Maria uxor eius 

Barnabas Wall, yeom 
Winifrida Wall, spr 


Henricus Capps, yeom 


Willielmus- Harvers, Ar 

raydon [?] 
Joshua fFoulster, yeom 


Henricus Willowes, yeom 


Willielmus Callowe, yeom 
uxor eius 


Anna uxor Petri Elbing, gen 
Robertus Weake, yeom 
Margaretta uxor eius 
Antonius Brott, yeom 
Sarah Dydall, vid 


Henricus Norman, yeom 
uxor eius 


Johannes ffisher, Sivemaker 
Anna ffisher, Spr 
Maria ffisher, Spr 

Papers, to be printed in Vol. vu, Henry Widmerpoole described as having- 
served Sir Henry Bedingfeld about forty years, dying- Jan. 22, 1669, i.e., i6f^, 
as the last of his four convi(5lions, on p. 296 is on O&i. 12 or 13, 1669, ^or three 
months following April 21 in that year. 

' Haddiscoe? -Vere Havers. 'Stratton Strawless. 


Robertus Coppyng 
ffrancisca uxor eius 
Anna uxor Thome Thinge 


Johannes Symmonds, mil 


Edwardus Suffeild, yeom 
Anna uxor eius 
Maria Wasses, spr 


Jeremiah Wallpoole, vid \sic\ 

Susanna Palmer, vid 

Anna uxorWillielmi Pratt, yeom 

Paulus Dicker, yeom 

Anna Dobbs, vid 


Katerina ux Willielmi Wrongry 

Thomas Thompson, gen 
Margaretta ux eius 
W^illielmus Thompson, gen 
Maria uxor eius 


J ana ux Georgii Lomocke, yeom 
Edwardus Edmonds, yeom 
Dorothea uxor eius 





Elizabetha uxor Nicholai Sutt- 
feild, yeom 


ffranciscus Cafford, yeom 

Dorothea uxor eius 

Margaretta Clarke, Spr 

Jacobus Barber, yeom 

Anna Wingfeild, Spr 

Eliz uxor Jacobi Barber, yeom 

Ricardus Rowe, yeom 

Elizabetha uxor eius 

Eliz uxor Robert! Jackson, yeom 

Maria Powell, vid 

Wignifrida Powell, spr 


Willielmus Cobb, Ar. 
uxor eius 


Galfridus Cobb, gen 
uxor eius 
Willielmus Cobb, gen 


Stafford, gen 
uxor eius 
Ricardus Teurton, gen 


Johannes Palmer, yeom 
Thomas Swabey, yeom. 


Christopherus Powell, yeom 


Willielmus Downeham, yeom 
Johannes Westwood, yeom 


Willielmus ffarmer, yeom 

uxor eius 
Christopherus Goodd, yeom 

uxor eius 
Johannes Rolch, yeom 

uxor eius 
Thomas Henslow, yeom. 


Willielmus Ackland, yeom 
uxor eius 


Henricus Mundford, gen 
Margaretta uxor eius 


MariauxZacharie Hacking, yeom 


Susanna Wilcher, vid 
Thomas Ellis, yeom 
Willielmus Bell, yeom 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Bell jun'^, yeom 
Bridgitta Holland, Spr. 


Johannes Patteson sen^ 
Eliz uxor eius 

Johannes Patteson jun'', yeom 
Susanna uxor eius 


Henricus Widmorpoole 
Edwardus Damporte, yeom 
Johannes Dimms, yeom 
Edwardus Brewett, yeom 
Martha uxor eius 
Margaretta Harpley, vid 
Henricus Harpley, yeom 
Ricardus Harpley, yeom 
Susanna Huns, spr 


Johannes Tasburgh, gen 
Peregrinus Tasburgh, gen 
Thomas Shinkefeild, yeom 
Thomas Dove, yeom 
Robertus Leeche, yeom 


Georgius Hubbarte, gen 
Thomas Waylett, yeom 

uxor eius 
Georgius Stoydell, yeom 
Daniel Keeling, yeom 
Philippus Johnson, yeom 
Eliz Allin, Spr 
Anthonius Stoydell, yeom 
Maria Hubbart, Spr 
Anna Betts, Spr 
Eliz Betts, Spr 


Thomas Johnson 

BANNY [barney] 

Barbara Suggar, vid 
Johannes Suggar, yeom 


Anna Goddfrey, vid 


Robertus Suggar, yeom 
Eliz uxor eius 




Pheba uxor Edmundi Seeley, 


Maria Plumbstead, vid 
Maria Wickes, vid 
Thomas Hanford, yeom 

uxor Gualteri Bellamy, yeom 


Maria Overton, vid 


Thomas Wattson, yeom 


Thomas Poynter, yeom 


Robertus Gimber, yeom 
Elizabeth Taylor, vid 


Eliz uxor Simonis fFairweather, 

Josephus Harrison, yeom 

Edvvardus Bidwell de Hethersett yeom, triuni tnensiuin sequentiunt 
x"' diem Decembr A° xv apud castrurn Norwici xviij die Julij A^ xvj 
[1664] coram Roberto Hyde, Justiciar ^/ Johanne Keeling, mil. Jus- 
ticiar lo^^ 

Robertus Baldwyn, gen 
Bridgitta Chapman 
Michael ffuUer, yeom 
ammer [anmer] 
Antonius Rumnicus \sic\ 

Dorothea uxor eius 
Edmundus Bassett, yeom 


Agneta Poiston, vid 
Anna Blake 


Johannes Halls, yeom 
Christiana uxor eius 
Henricus Halls, yeom 
Anna Howlett 

Alicia uxor Johannis Webster 
Edwardus Bensley, yeom 
uxor eius 


Thomas Derman, yeom 


Henricus Norman, yeom 
uxor eius 


Johannes ffisher, Sivemaker 

Anna ffisher, Spr 

Robertus Copping, yeom 

ffrancisca uxor eius 

Anna ux Thome Ihinge, yeom 


Thom. Dew, yeom 

uxor eius 
St John Bucke 
Eliz Daytey, Spr 

cringlefeild [cringleford] 
Johannes Raymor, yeom 

fFranciscus Gooch, yeom 
uxor eius 


Henricus Humberston 
Abrahamus Daynes, yeom 

uxor eius 
Philippus Payne, yeom 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Jubic, yeom 

uxor eius 


Henricus Alexander, yeom 


Andreas Tanner, yeom 
uxor eius 


Edwardus Suffeild, yeom 
uxor eius 


Jeremia^ Woolepool, vid 
Anna Dobbs, Spr 
Susanna Palmer, vid 
Anna Pratt uxor Willielmi Pratt, 


Ricardus Cauchnell, yeom 
Carolus Cauchnell, yeom 

Query North Burlingham. 






Eliz Taylor, vid 
Robertus Cumber, yeom 
Maria ux eius 

Maria uxor Willielmi Carter, 


Ceorgius Hubbart, gen 
Thomas Waylett, yeom 

uxor eius 
Ceorgius Stockdale, yeom 
Daniel Keeling, yeom 
Phillipus Johnson, yeom 
Anthonius Stockdayle, yeom 
Eliz Allen 
Anna Betts 
Maria Hubbart, Spr 


Edwardus Coopfer], yeom 


Jonath. Cocke, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 


Willielmus ffarmer, gen 
uxor eius 


Thomas Beamer, yeom 
Robertus Pemner, yeom 
Stephanus Dunch, yeom 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Pomer, yeom 
Daniel Phillipps 
Eliz uxor eius 
Petrus Trolley, yeom 
Johannes Hubbart, yeom 
Eliz uxor eius 
Jana Rose 
Maria Drake 
fFrancisca Astvvood, vid 


Christopher Good, yeom 

uxor eius 
Johannes Rose, yeom 

uxor eius 
Thomas Skynner, yeom 
Thomas Hunsloe, yeom 


Nicholaus Malster, yeom 

Willielmus Havers, Ar 
Susanna ux eius 

Johannes Symmons, mil 

Thoma Johnson, yeom 
Maria Paston 

ellingham magna 
ffrancisca Dix 


Ricardus ffitz, yeom 
Maria ux eius 
ffrancisca Lydson 
Willielmus Bell, yeom 
ux eius 


Henricus Widmorepoole, gen 
Edwardus Damporte, gen 
Johannes Binne, gen 
Edwardus Drewett, yeom 
Martha ux eius 
Margaria Harpley, vid 
Ricardus Harpley, yeom 
Susanna Huns 


Petrus Pacock, yeom 


Carolus Bateman, gen 
Margeria Robinson 
Bartholomeus Howlins, yeom 
Margeria ux eius 
Gregorius Cubitt, yeom 

[Bla7ik in MS.\ 
Thomas Bruste, yeom 


Johannes ffuller, yeom 

Maria ux eius 

Maria ux Zacharie Hacking, 

Johannes Pattfer]son sen, yeom 
Eliz ux eius 

Johannes Patt[er]son jun, yeom 
Susanna ux eius 


ffranciscus Manclarke, yeom 
Nathan Manclarke, yeom 
ffrancisca Manclarke, spr 



brand[on] parva ux Gualteri Bellamy, yeom 

Thomas Thompson, gen STANTON MORLEY 

Margaretta ux eius Robertus Sugar, yeom 

Willielmus Thompson, gen Eliz ux eius 

Maria ux eius uxor Edmundi Sooley, yeom 

Bartholomeus ffleg, yeom MILDHAM 

uxor ejus Ricardus Copping, yeom 

BARFORD Maria ux eius 

Pheba ux Abrahami Wrfis [Wil- DUNHAM MAGNA 

Hams], yeom Bridgetta Barker, vid 

WESTLING [west LYNN] Thomas Crosse, yeom 
Thoma Wylde, yeom Johannes Candler, yeom 

uxor eius uxor eius 

Em[n]eth Edwardus Watling, yeom 

Thomas Leacock, yeom ux eius 

ux eius Dorothea Pare, Sp"" 


Thoma Hamford, yeom Anna Godfrey, vidua 

Maria Wicks BARNEY 

Eliz Plumbstead Barbara Suggar, vid 

Edwardus Edmonds de Saxelthorpe yeom., uiiitis mensis sequen 
9""^ diem Julij Anno xxj^. apud Castrum Norvici xx^ &c Aprilis 
xxj^ Regis Caroli[i66g] cora7?i ]oha.nne Hobart, Philipo Woodhouse, 
Johanne Holland, Roberto Kempe, Petro Gleane, Barr^"' et ah . xx^^ 
Dorotheauxor Edwardi Edmonds 


Thomas Read, yeom Willielmus Droser, yeom 

Christopherus Trace, yeom Thomas Goodman, yeom 

Robertus Neane, yeom FFREETHORPE 

Johannes fflighte, yeom Barnabas Goodwyn 

Maria Wight Elizabetha Candler, vidua 

Sarah ffisher 

[great snoring] 
Anna uxor Johannis Cocke de Snoreing Magna, univs mensis, apud 
ffakenJiain markett xxij <5r' xxiij diehus Julij Anno xxj°. [1669] coram 
Nicolao le Strange Barr"° Johanne Palgrave, Jacobo Astley mil etal 

Justiciar die ti doniini Regis ad pacem xy^'^ 

Willielmus Seeling de Snoreing Magna yeom unius merisis apud 
Walsingharn xxj & xxij diebus Januar. A^ xx [1668] coram \ut 

supra] xx^^ 

ffranciscus Warmiger de ead xx^^ 

Henricus Guybe de Scoulthorpe Carpenter, unius mensis, sequen. 
primum diem Decembris A° xxj. apud ffakenham Markett xxij & 
xxiij diebus Julij A"^ xxj\\^cj\ coram [ut supra] xx^^ 

ffakenham Ellena Loose, Spr 

Henricus Hempsteley, yeom Katrina Moncks, Spr 

Josephus Harrison, yeom COLKIRKE 

Anna ux eius Edwardus Bedingfeild, Ar. 




Ricardus James, gen 
Willielmus Dockerell sen"", yeom 
Willielmus Dockerell junr, yeom 

Ricardus Copping, yeom 
Maria ux eius 

Georgius Hubbart de Ashill gen, unius vicnsis^ sequen nonum diem 
Aprilis A° xxf aptid Lynn Regis xij &" xiij diebus 06lobris A° xxj. 
[i66g]cora7n Radulpho Hare, Bartt. , Willielmo Hovell, mil. , Laurentio 
Oxburgh & al, justic xx^'^ 

Georgius Stockdell 
Eliz Ashill, Spr 

Johannes Hubbard, yeom 
Eliz uxor eius 
Daniell Phipps, yeom 
Eliz uxor eius 
Galfridus Adamson, yeom 
Eliz uxor eius 
flfrancisca Astwood, vid 
Martha Wright, Spr 

Christopher Good, yeom 

Thomas Ellis, yeom 
Eliz uxor eius 
Willielmus Bell, yeom 
Johannes Belt, yeom 
Willielmus Short, yeom 
Christopherus Sauty, yeoman 

Maria Ellis, spr 
Samuel Trueman, yeom 
Johannes Trueman, yeom 
ffranciscus Baldwyn, yeom 
Winifrida Heath, vid 
Margaretta ffroste, Spr 
Eliz Wentland, Spr 

Bartholomeus Howlett, yeom 
Margeria uxor eius 
Georgius Cubitt, yeom 
Eliz ux eius 

Henricus Widmorepoole, gen 
Martha Drewett, vid 
Margaretta Harpley, vid 
Henricus Harpley, yeom 
Ricardus Harpley, yeom 
Johannes Hockering, yeom 
Daniel Oakley, yeom 

Johannes ffuller, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 

Thomas Brewster, yeom 
Anna ux eius 

Edwardus Case, yeom 
Martha uxor eius 
Nathan Butler, yeom 

Johannes Patt[er]son sen, yeom 
Elizabeth uxor eius 
Johannes Patt[er]son jun, yeom 
Susanna ux eius 
Maria ux Henrici Hakins, yeom 
Daniel fFoster, yeom 

Willielmus Skepp, yeom 

Katerina ux Robert! Scott, yeom Maria Jolley, yeom 
Maria ux Willielmi Palmer, yeom CRESSINGHAM 

Margaretta ux Willielmi Slap, Bridgetta Eldrington, spr 

yeom EAST bradenham 

Dorothea Tennant, Spr Petrus Pauke, yeom 

Ellena uxor eius 

Robertus Drewry de Salthouse, unius rnensis^ apud Castrum Norwici 
quinto ^c die Octobris A° xxj. [1669] coram Horacio domino Towne- 
send, Johanne Hobbart, Philippo Woodhouse et al, justiciar, . xx^ 


Abrahamus Vincent Katrina Mathevves 






Robertus White nuper de villa NoviCastri superTinam,yom., i7itegrt 
\piensis\ prox. ante vij diem Augiisti A° xvtj° [1666] apud Giizldhall 
ville Novi Castri super Tinam coram Ricardo Ramsford^ utio Baronum 
Scaccarij^ Roberto Benson Ar., et aliis sociis ems msticiariis . xs^"^ 

Susanna ux Roberti Emerson, 

Jana Johnson, vid 
Isabella Hayton, Spinst. 
Jana Johnson, Spinst. 
Willielmus Welch, mercator 
Johannes Jefferson, Brewer 
Anna ux eius 

Jana ux Henrici Dalton, Brewer 
Anna ux Johannis Clarke, gen. 
Dorothea Taylor, vid 
Johannes Corneth, lab 
Willielmus Younger, Tanner 
Willielmus Blakey, yom 
Katherina Wilkinson, spr 
Georgius Talbott, marriner 
Margareta ux eius 
Anna Rayne, spinst. 
Christopherus Errington, yom 
Eliz ux eius 
Triphena Grove, spr 
Georgius Bell, lab 
Margaretta ux eius 
Barbara Williamson, vid 
Willielmus Burne, lab 
ffrancisca ux eius 
Ricardus Turner, yom 
Isabella ux eius 
Georgius Patteson, yom 
Jana ux eius 
Robertus Carre, lab 
Maria ux eius 
Cuthbertus [sic] yom 
Anna ux eius 
Maria Bainsbrigg, vid 
Janna Miller, vid 
Margaria Errington, spr 
Jacobus Turner, Cordwayner 
Johannes Gaire, lab 
Georgius Marshall, lab 

Robertus Dickenson, weaver 
Katherina Redhead, vid 
Ellionora Bell, vid 
Winifrida Tempest, spr 
Georgius Bakeston, gen 
Johannes Abbs, lab 
Ricardus Badhead, lab 
Isabella ux eius 
Thomas Moore, weaver 
Dorothea ux Georgij Usher, 

Ursula ux Edwardi Thompson, 

Robertus Wright, Cordwayner 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Robertus Tempest, gen 
Jana Browne, spr 
Ambrosius Preston, yom 
Phillipus Wouldhaue, lab 
Jacobus Mathew, yom 
Elizabetha ux eius 
Maria Jackson, vid 
Willielmus Durant, lab 
Jana ux eius 

Jacobus Hargrave, mercator 
Katherina ux Johannis Redshaw, 

Lionellus Blaigden, mercator 
Anna ux eius 
Margareta Lawson, vid 
Johannes Ramsey, gen 
Katherina ux eius 
Anna Kirkley, spinst 
Maria Heath, spinst 
Johannes Pepp[er], gen 
Maria ux eius 
Eliz Mastrick, vid 
Georgius Beadnall, mercator 
Jacobus Jackson, Joyner 
Carolus Harle, Shipwright 

Vere Rainsford. 



[browton ?] 
Willielmus Willis de Browton, Cordwayner, imiwi tfietisem sequen 
primiivi diem ffebr. A° xvij R. nunc Caroli secundi apud Castrum 
Taunton xiP die Mar tij Anno xvij^ [i66^^ xx^^ 

Willielmus Elleot, Glover timberscombe 

fflorqntia ux Ricardi Baseley Johannes Trevillian 

W^illielmus Whitaker, husband- MINEHEAD 

man Willielmus Allwey, worsted 

Thomas Gregory, Weaver comber 

Willielmus Gregory, junior Willielmus Thorne, ffuller 

Humfridus Gregory, Weaver ffroom 

Elizabeth Bull, spinst Ellis Carpenter, husb. 

Willielmus Oliver alias Martin, Thomas Carpenter 

Carpenter Ricardus Lye 

Johannes Whitaker, husb: v^ELLOW 

BOWER HINTON Robertus ffrancis 

Willielmus Sibley CHILTON 

HOLLWELL Emma ux Willielmi Brook 

Johannes Chaffey, yeom yeovell 

ALFORD Maria ffudge 

Phelips brewton 

Editha Browne, vid Jana Ludwell, vid 

chewton portooke [por[t]lock] 

Johannes Sage, worsted comber David Webber 

UBLEY Maria Webber ux pred Davidis 

Maria Mellishe, vid Webber 

Willielmus Kent, miller 


Thomas Jubye de Ashfeild, yeom, triuni niensiuni sequen primum 
diem ffebruar A° XV apud Bury Sanfli Edmundic^^ Martij Anyioxvj"^ 
[1664] coram Roberto Hyde, mil. capital. Justiciar, et al. Justiciar Ix"^ 

Ricardus Cooke, yeom elmswell 

Thomas Wood, yeom Johannes Carter, yeom 

Willielmus Youngman, yeom Maria ux eius 


Johannes Eastling, yeom Robertus^ Ruckwood, mil 

Anna West, spr. Domina^ Maria uxor eius 

' Sir Robert Rokevvood or Rookwood of Coldham Hall, son and heir of 
Ambrose R,, implicated in Gunpowder Plot, for which he was executed, and his 
wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Tyrwhitt of Kettleby, Lincolnshire. He was 
knig-hted in 1624, and mar. Mary, dau. of Sir Thomas Townsend of Ludlow, 
had a numerous family and died in 1679. His g^d-dau., the heiress of the family, 
mar. John Gag^e, to which family the estates passed, after nearly four genera- 
tions of possession. 




Georgius fflower, yeoni 
Margaretta uxor eius 

Thomas Rose, yeom 


Thomas Burton, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 
Christopherus Jetter, yeom 
Jana uxor eius 


Henricus Burton, yeom 
Catherina uxor eius 

Robertus Townsend, yeom 
AnnaTovvnsend, spr 
Susanna Richman, vid 
Magdalena Beales, Spr 
Thomas Beales, yeom 
Maria ux eius 

flfranciscus^ Everard de Lynstead magna. An, tHmnmeyisium^sequen 
ultimum diemjaiiuar. A^xiP apud Bury Sajicli Edinundi^ die Martij 
Anno xvj [1664] coram Roberto Hyde, vcvX. Justiciar ad placita et 
Johanne Keeling, mil. Cap. Justiciar ad placita^ &c lod^ 

Jacobus Everard, gen 
Ricardus Harris, yeom 
Sarah Hodgkyn, Spr 
Johannes Collins, yeom 
Alicia ux eius 


uxor Johannis Crosse, 

Maria uxor ffrancisci Botwright 

Samuel Sherman, yeom 
Peirce, vid 
Carolus '* Yaxley sen, Ar. 
Eliz uxor eius 
Carolus Yaxley jun., gen 

ffranciscus Yaxley, gen [yeom 
Maria Aslee uxor Thome Aslee 
ffrancisca Pepper uxor Ricardi 

Pepper, yeom 
Maria Yaxley, Spr 
Willielmus Hute, yeom 
Margaretta uxor eius 
Thomas Nuntill, yeom 
Carolus Warren, yeom 

Willielmus Poole, yeom 
Johanna uxor eius 
Phillipa Colson, Spr 
ffranciscus Brookhorth, yeom 

uxor eius 
Elizabetha ffreman, Spr 
fFaith Colborne, vid 
Elizabetha Robinson, Spr 

'Bradfield-Combust, Bradfield St. Clare and Bradfield St. Georg-e are three 
parishes in Suffolk. 

^Beyton or Beig-hton. 

'Francis, in the seventh g-eneration of the family at Linstead, a younger son 
of Thomas Everard, and Agnes, dau. of Francis Mannock, of Stoke-juxta-Nay- 
landjwho succeeded to the estate, an elder brother William havingonly daughters, 
Jeromye, Agnes and Dorothy. In the Visitation of 161 2 the father Thomas, if 
the same, is called Gawdy, after his mother, Katharine dau. of Thomas Gawdy, 
sergent-at-law, 6 Edw. VI, and one of two half-brothers, both Elizabethan 
judges and both named Thomas, the other being known as Francis. 

■*The Yaxleys of Yaxley took their name from the place, their original 
patronymic being Herberd {Metcalfe's Visitations of Suffolk). Charles was pro- 
bably eldest of seven sons of Henry Y., of Bowthorpe, Norfolk, who married 
Frances d. of Charles Waldegrave, of Stanninghall, Norfolk, and grandson of 
William Yaxley, of Yaxley, and Eva d. of Sir Henry Bedingfeld, of C)xborough. 
Anthony, grandfather of this William Y. had a second son William, who settled 
at Boston, Co. Lincoln, and mar. Rose, dau. of John Langton, of Langton, in 
that county, they being the parents of Richard Yaxley, priest, who was martyred 
at Oxford, July 5, 1589. {ffarl. Soc. lh. 1124). 





Robertus Hinckley, gen 
uxor eius 

Thomas Beddingerfeild, Ar 
Gracia Bedingfeild, spr 
Johannes Rushe, yeoman 

Thomas Goodrich, yeom 
Maria ux eius 

Georg-ius Brookhorthe, yeom 

Johannes Holland, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 
Katerina Knapp, Spr. 

Isabella ux Roberti Pease, yeom 

Robertus Bard well, gen 

Gates, vid 
Maria Gates, spr 

Nuttell, vid 
Elizabetha Manning, vid 

uxor Ivonis Board, yeom 

[linstead magna] 

ffranciscus Everard de Lynstead magna Ar., Trium meiisimn 
sequen xx^^ diem Aprilis An^ xvj apud Bury Saiicti Edmundi 2° die 
MartijA^ xvif [1665J coram Johanne Keeling, mil. uno Justiciar /^^^ 

Jacobus Everard, gen 
Sarah Hodgkyn 
Ricardus Harris, yeom 
Johannes Collins, yeom 
Alicia ux eius 

Margeria Battwright 


Maria Patrich, Spr 


ux Johannis Crosse, yeom 

Margaretta Sherman 
Maria Coleman, spr 
Pearce, vid 


Geqrgius Harrison, yeom 
Maria ux eius 
Maria Aldred, vid 

Y axe LEY 

Carolus Yaxeley sen., Ar. 
Eliz uxor eius 
Carolus Yaxeley jun, gen 
ffranciscus Yaxeley, gen 
Maria Aslee uxor Thome Aslee, 

Maria Aslee, spr 
Willielmus Hunt, yeom 
Margaretta ux eius 
ffrancisca uxor Ricardi Pepp[er], 


Thomas Nuttell, yeom 


Thomas Beddingfeild, gen 
Gracia Beddingfeild 
buddesdale [?] 
Thomas Atrocke, yeom 
Dorothea uxor eius 


Bridgitta Haywood 


Edwardus Lockwood, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 


Isabella Pease 


Robertus Bardwell, yeom 
Eliz uxor eius 
Maria Graves, spr 


Isabella Manning, vid 

Johannes Allen, yeom 

Rachael uxor eius 

witherden [Pwitherdale] 

Willielmus Cutteridge, yeom 

Maria Cutteridge, spr 

Henricus Appleyard, yeom 
uxor eius 
{Blank in MS.\ 

Stephanus Wetherby, yeom 

Gualterius Betts, yeom 
uxor eius 





Johannes Snellock de Blundeston, lab.^ 
diem Octobris A° xvj^ convi6lus x"'" and xj° die Julij xvij^ coram 

Henrico Ba.cony Ba.r^^ e^ al/ush'ciar xf^. 

Thomas Burton de Bayton, yeoman, trium mensiuvi sequen. primiim 
diein Decembris Anno xvj^ conviSlus apud Bury Sancti Edmundi 
xxv^° die Julij An7io xijf^ [1664] coram Roberto Hyde, mil. cap. 
Jusliciar ad placifa &t ]oh2innQ Kt^itWng Justiciar /.r^' 

Maria uxor eius Johannes Collins, yeom 

Alicia uxor eius 

Maria Patrich 

Maria Sherman 
Johannes Sherman, yeom 
Peirce, vid 

Thomas Lucas, yeom 

Christopherus Jetter, yeom 

Johannes Ranson, yeom 
Johannes Downing, yeom 
Willielmus Sadler, yeom 

Henricus Buxton, yeom 
Susanna Harthead, vid 

Robertus Townesend, yeom 
Anna Townesend, spr. 
ffrancisca Townesend, spr 
Thomas Deales, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 
Susanna Richmand, Spr 
Maria Deales, spr 


Georgius Linacre, yeom 


Thomas Gooreach, yeom 

uxor eius 
Thomas Jubie, yeom 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Youngeman, 

Anna uxor eius 
Rebecca Juby, Spr 
Ricardus Cooke, yeom 

Johannes Eastling, yeom 
Thomas Woods, yeom 
Maria uxor eius 

lynstead magna 
fFranciscus Everard, Ar. 
Jacobus Everard, gen 
Ricardus Harris, yeom 
Sarah Hodgkyn 


uxor Johannis Crosse, 

Carolus Yaxley sen. Ar 
Elizabetha uxor eius 
Carolus Yaxeley jun, gen 
ffranciscus Yaxley, gen 
Maria Yaxley, spr 
Maria uxor Thome Aslee, yeom 
ffrancisca ux Ricardi Pepper, 

Willielmus Hurt, yeom 
Margaretta uxor eius 
Thomas Nuttell, yeom 
Carolus Warren, yeom 

Thomas Beddingfeild 
Gracia Beddingfeild 

ffranciscus Brookhorthe, yeom 

ux eius 
Willielmus Poole, yeom 
Johanna uxor eius 
Phillipa Colston, Spr 
Eliz ffreeman, Spr 
ffaith Corborne, vid 
Elizabetha Robinson 
Ricardus Baxter, yeom 
Prudencia ux eius 

Ricardus Hinchloe, yeom 
Sarah ux eius 




Bridgitta uxor Johannis Hay- 
ward, yeom 
Robertus Bardwell, yeom 
Eliz ux eius 
Johanna Gater, Spr. 
Anna Nuttell, vid 

Edwardus Lock wood, yeom. 
Maria uxor eius 
Edwardus Sulyard, mil. 

Sulyard, vid 
Maria Sulyard, Spr 

uxor Edwardi Sulyard, 
Willielmus Dey, yeom 
uxor eius 

Willielmus Goodrich, yeom 
Maria Goodrich, Spr 
Henricus Appleyard, yeom 

uxor eius 
Gualterius Betts, yeom 

uxor eius 
Stephanus Wethersby, yeom 

uxor eius 
Willielmus Mackwilliams, yeom 

uxor eius 
Thomas Timperley 


Margeria Bottrighte 

Isabella Manning- 
Christiana Boore 
Johannes Allen, yeom 
Rachael uxor eius 



Willielmus Bentley de Roceter in Com Staff, yeom, unms mensts 
sequen x^ diem Novemhris Anno xviij^ apnd Stafford die Martis in 
prima septimana prox post Translationem Sa7i£li Thome Martiris xvj^^ 

die Julij Anno xix \\^^']\ xx^^ 

ffranciscus^ Chetwinde, gen 
Anthonius^ Chetwynd, gen 
Jana^ Ginder, vid 
Henricus Ginder 
Anna^ Ginder, spinster 
Richardus Harrison 
fFrancisca Thompson, vid 
Robertus Hewson 
Elicia Chetwinde 
Maria Hewson 

Margaretta^ Hiron ux Roberti 


Georgius Gosling 

Anna Gosling ux prefati Georgij 

Edwardus Moore 

Georgius Blood 

Johannes Blood 

Robertus Blood 

Thomas Keate 

•Francis, third son of Thomas Chetwynd, of Denston, and Dorothy dau. 
of Thomas Madeley, of Denston, and g^randson of Anthony C, of Rug-ge and 
Grendon, Co. Warwick. No marriage shown in the Visitation of 1663 {William 
Salt Soc. v. Pt ii). 

^Anthony, brother of the last, being- second son of Thomas Chetwynd above 
(the elder brother William C, of Ingestre, being aged three in 1614), seemingly 
also unmarried. They were descendants of the de Chetwynds, of Chetwynd, 
Shropshire, lemp. Hen. III. 

2 Several baptisms of William and Jane Ginder appear in the Rocester 
Registers from 1634-1651 {Staffs. Par. Reg. Soc). 

*Anne dau. of Henry and Anne Ginder, bap. Nov. 2, 1647, seems to follow 
her father. 

^Baptisms of children of Robert and Margaret Hyron or Hyarne appear 
in 1635 and 1637; but the spelling in the text is more general. 




Richardus^ Drackett, gen 
Georgius Thornbury 
Willielmus Thornebury 
Maria Fleming 

ffranciscus Lea, yeom 
Eliz Lea ux prefati ffrancisci Lea 
Thomas Howe, yeom 
Margeria Howe ux prefati Thome 

ffranciscus Howe 
Alicia Howe, spinster 
Anna Smith, spinster 
Ricardus Howe, yeom 
Rebecca Howe 
Thomas Adyn 

Maria Adyn ux prefati Thome 
Nicholaus Cotton, husb 
ifranciscus Middleton, yeom 
Katharina Middleton ux prefati 

Katherina Harvey, vid 
Cisillia Hodgson, vid 
Ellena ux Willielmi Sherrat 

Gracia Bradley, vid 
Robertus Haughton 
Katherina ux prefati Roberti 
Thomas Haughton 
Johannes Haughton 
Gracia Haughton, spinster 
Anna ux Willielmi ffellowes 
Maria ffellowes 
Willielmus Hunt 
Jana Hunt ux prefati Willielmi 
Willielmus Hunt jun. 
Edwardus Hunt 

Ellena Hunt ux prefati Edwardi 
Thomas Hunt 

Alicia Hunt ux Thome Hunt 
Johannes Moseley 

Dorothea Moseley, ux Johannis 

Edwardus Moseley 
Robertus Burro wes 
Anna Burrowes, ux prefati 

Nicholaus Haughton 
Juditha Haughton, ux prefati 

Thomas Eaton sen. 
Johannes Bullock 
Ellinora Bullock, ux prefati 

Thomas Eaton jun. 
Phillipus Eaton, Nayler 
Maria Eaton, spinster 
Willielmus Banes 
Eliz Banes, ux prefati Willielmi 
Thomas Briscoe 
Eliz Briscoe, ux prefati Thome 
Georgius Southall, Nayler 
Maria Southall, Spinster 
Jacobus Banton 
Eliz Banton, ux prefati Jacobi 
Elinora Hardwick ux. Edwardi 

Elizabetha Ange, vid 
Maria Higgins, vid 
Johannes Ettingsloe 
Anna Ettingsloe, ux prefati 

Eliz Oakeley, ux Ricardi Oakley 
Willielmus Granger 
Christiana Granger, ux prefati 


Ellena- Coyney, vid 
Thomas^ Coyney, gen 
Alicia Coyney, ux prefati Thome 
Thomas Bagnold 

Edwardus* Maxfield 

'Richard Draycote, of Cheadle, is in the Visitation of 1663, as son of John 
Draycote and Anne dau. of Walter Fowler, of Grang-e juxta Stafford. They 
descended from Sir Roger Draycote, of Paynesley, temp. Edw. IV. 

"Perhaps Ellen, dau. of Sampson Erdeswick, who mar. Thomas Coyney, 
of Weston-Coyney, in the parish of Caverswell. The family was Catholic till 
modern times. 

^Perhaps the sixth and youngest son of the last. 

* Peter Macclesfield the father of three recusants (on p. 304) had a fifth 
(fourth surviving) son, Edward, who married Urith dau. of John Alccck, of 
Rampton, Co. Cambridge. 


Johanna Gretton 
Anna Gretton 

Georgius Allen sen% gen 
Johannes Kesterson 
Leonardus Nixon 

Robertus Blyth 


Thomas Pateman 


Thomas Pyott 
Carolus Pyott 
Johannes Shelley 
Alicia Phillipps 
Maria Pherebucks 
Magdalena Pyott 

Hester Brough 

Ellena Atkins ux Edwardi Atkins 
Ellena Asbury, spinster 

Edwardus Aston jun., yeom 
Johannes Wiggin 


Radulphus Shelley 

Eliz Shelley, ux prefati Radulphi 

Willielmus Ward 

Jocosa Shilton 

Dorothea Kempe 

Jana Shelley 


Johannes Meare 
Thomas Meare 
Thomas Addams 


Johannes Porter 

Dorothea Porter, ux prefati 

Willielmus Baddeley sen. 
Willielmus Baddeley jun 
Willielmus Lawe 



Maria Lawe, ux prefati Willielmi 

Ricardus Lawe 

Maria Lawe, ux prefati Ricardi 

Maria Goslinge 

ffrancisca Bayley, ux Ricardi 

Bay ley 
Alexander Adderton 
Thomas Adderton 
Ellena Adderton, ux prefati 

Jacobus Woolfe 
Anna Gadman 

Thomas Maire 
Gracia Maire 
Johannes Maire 
Maria Maxfeild 

Randal Bagnall 
Ricardus Bagnall 
Robertus Rowley 
Maria Rowley, ux prefati Ro- 

Maria Bagott 
Johannes Bagnall 
ffranciscus fforster 
Margareta fforster, ux prefati 

Radulphus fforster 
Radulphus Rowley 
Maria fforster 
Johannes Minshall 
ffranciscus Minshall 
Anna ux Roberti fforde 
Cassandra uz Thome Hawkin 
Elizabetha ux Thome Beach 

Johannes Minshall 

MariaCowper, ux Ricardi Cowper 


Thomas^ Maxfeild Ar. 

* Letters, portrait, etc., of the venerable Thomas Macclesfield or Maxfield 
appear in Cath. Rec. Soc. in. His name does not appear in the Visitation of 1663; 
but he was uncle of Thomas mentioned in the text, who certified his pedigfrce 
April 7, 1663, then aged 51, the second son and heir of Peter M. (died March 7, 
1657) and Jane, dau. of Thomas Leveson, of Wolverhampton; and grandson of 
William Macclesfield, of the Mare or Mere (now Maer), and Ursula, daughter 
of Francis Ross, of Laxton, Notts. 





Maria ^ Maxfeild, ux prefati 

Robertus^ Maxfeild 
Michael^ Maxfeild 
Johannes Turner 
Radulphus Cleaton 
Henricus Cleaton sen., gfen 
Henricus Cleaton jun 
ifranciscus Dorrington 
Barnaby Teare 

Maria Betson 
Ricardus Betson 
Robertas Bucknall 
Radulphus Bucknall 
Edwardus^ Eareswicke 
Matheus^ Eareswicke 
Marg-areta^ Eareswicke 
Ricardus Winckle 

Thomas Whithall 
Jana^Whithall, ux prefati Thome 
Robertus Whitall 
Maria Whitall, ux prefati Ro- 


ffranciscus Deakin 
Ellena Deakin, ux prefati ffran- 

Anna Barnet, spinster 
Ellena Pinson ux Jacobi Pinson 
Thomas Jones 
ffrancisca Jones, ux prefati 

Johannes Barret 
Jana Barret, ux prefati Johannis 
Edwardus Watward 
Ricardus Subberley 

' Mary Macclesfield, daughter of William Woolfall, of Woolfall, Lancashire. 
They had a son Peter, aged nine months in 1663. 

^ Third (second surviving) son of Peter Macclesfield, in note, p. 304. 
^ Fourth (third surviving) son of Peter Macclesfield, as above. 

* Edward, third son of John Erdeswick, of Healey, in the parish of Audley, 
grandson of Sampson Erdeswick, of Sandon, and Elizabeth dau. of Humprey 
Gray of Enfield, the grandparents of Sampson Erdeswick, the celebrated 
Staffordshire antiquary. Edward mar. Dorothy Stanton, of Hatton. The family 
was stanchly Catholic. 

^ Matthew, fifth son of John Erdeswick, mentioned in the above note. 

* Margaret, second daughter of John Erdeswick, as above. 

' Jane, eldest dau. of John Erdeswick, of Healey, and Mary dau. of John 
Griffin, of Southlands (?), Bucks. 


Gilbertus Merrey, gen 
Jana Merrey, ux prefati Gilbert! 
Willielmus Barker 
Anna Barker ux prefati Willielmi 
Marg-areta Orpe 
Thomas Bill 

Eliz Bill, ux prefati Thome 
Lucia Ellabee 
Georgius Bradshawe 
Mynerria Sherratt 


Katherina Wood 

Marg-eria Rawlins, Spinster 

Eliz Lea ux Johannis Lea 

Gracia Needham, spinster 

Georgius Mott 

Anna Gallimore ux Thome Galli- 

Sebastianus Needam jun. 
Ricardus Marten, yeom 
Isabella Marten ux prefati 

Ursula Martin 

Ricardus Bryan 
Anna Bryan ux prefati Ricardi 
Anna Bryan, vid 
Elinora Bryan, spinster 

Maria Tompson, vid 
Margareta Lynell, vid 

Gilbertus Southorne 
Johannes Southerne sen. 
Johannes Southerne jun. 
Anna Southerne 
Elizabetha Southerne 



ffranclscus Launder 

Alicia Launder ux prefati ffran- 


Johannes Emerton 
Katherina Emerton, ux prefati 

Jana Parise, vid 
Anna Egginton ux cuiusdam Ri- 

cardi Egginton 
Carolus Coleman, gen 
Edwardus Chamberlane, gen 
Ricardus Wilkes 
Johannes Chamberlaine 

Willielmus Carrinton 
Anna Carrinton, ux prefati 

Johannes Yates 

Elinora Yates, ux prefati Wil- 
lielmi [sic] 
Petrus Dod 

ffrancisca Dod, ux prefati Petri 
Johannes Crooke 
Maria Crooke, ux prefati Johan- 

Edwardus Pearson 
Margeria Pearson ux prefati Ed- 

Willielmus Brunt, Webster 
Thomas Hoser 
ffranciscus Stanton, yeom 
Margeria Allet, vid 
Johannes Kempson, husb 
Edwardus Genoy, husb 
Johannes Clemson 
Maria Clemson, ux prefati Jo- 

Ricardus Penson, husb 
Johannes Reynolds 
Anna Reynolds, ux prefati Jo- 

Cissilla Chapman ux Johannis 

Thomas Wooldrige 
Maria Wooldrige, ux prefati 

Henricus Bamford 
Georgius Smith 


Elizabetha Smith, ux prefati 

Johannes Barsly 

Margeria Barsly, ux prefati Jo- 

Thomas Traunter 

Dorcas Traunter, ux prefati 

Willielmus Roberts 

Thomas Roberts 

Margareta Smith 

Maria Poole, vid 

Robertus Brant 

Jana Brant, ux prefati Roberti 

Margareta Roberts, vid 

Willielmus Roberts 

Thomas lUidge 

ffrancisca Illidge, ux prefati 


Edwardus Glasbrook 

Bridgetta Glasbrook, ux prefati 

Ricardus Yate 

Dorothea Yate,ux prefati Ricardi 

Elizabetha Wilcoxe ux Edwardi 

Johanna ux Thome Crowe 

Edwardus Ward 

Ricardus White 

Johannes ffrewen 

Maria ffrewen, ux prefati Johan- 


Elinora ux Thome Cartwright 

Maria Curtis 

Anna Joanes 

Maria Borry 

Johannes Curtis 

Radulphus Palyn 

Edwardus Dicker 


Georgius Perry sen 

Georgius Perry jun. 

ffranciscus Neachell, Locksmith 

Samuel Neachell, webster 

Johannes Neachell, Locksmith 

Thomas Neachell, Locksmith 





Anna Allen, spinster 
Anna Hawkins ux Johannis 

Hawkins, husb 
Humfridus Hodgson, weaver 
Anna Hodgson, spinster 
Willielmus Joanes, husb 
Elizabetha Joanes, spinster 
Ricardus Darlinge, husb 
Johannes ffletcher, husb. 


Antonius Rawlins, husb. 
Thomas Spurrier, Blacksmith 
Katherina Gryn, spinster 
Maria Green, vid 
Elizabetha Hidson, vid 
Anna Bloxwich, vid 
Johannes Patterton, husb 


Elizabetha ux Thome Boden 


Thomas Kesterson, Husb. 
Ricardus Browne, husb 
Thomas Hill, Tayler 
Ricardus Welch, husb 


Johannes Carter sen, husb 
Johannes Parker jun 
Robertus Chandler, husb 
Maria Chandler, ux prefati Ro- 

Katherina Curson ux Roberti 

Curson, carpenter 
Willielmus Tomlinson, Taylor 
Humfridus Yeamanson, Sawyer 
Winifrida Yeamanson, ux prefati 

Thomas Blan 
Elizabetha ux Grosuu Sedge- 



Johannes Blackmore, Nayler 
Anna Blackmore, ux prefati Jo- 
Hugo Cartwright, Blacksmith 
Willielmus Keelinge, Nayler 
Georgius Button, weaver 
Thomas Dutton, weaver 
Walterus Bayley, Bucklemaker 
Johannes Norris, Nayler 


Johannes Brindley sen 
Johannes Brindley jun. 
Anna Brindley, spinster 
Maria Brindley, spinster 
ffrancisca Parker 
Margareta AUin, vid 
Willielmus Gardner 

Petrus Lytten 
Thomas Tonnycliffe 

ffrancisca Bradshawe 

Constancia ux Willielmi Hum- 

Henricus Hickford, gen 
Alicia Hickford , ux prefati Henrici 

Thomas Palen, gen 

Walterus Brindley 
Anna Brindley, ux prefati Wal- 

Thomas ffloyd 
ffrancisca ffloyd, ux prefati 

Sibilla ffloyd, vid 
Margareta Collins, vid 
Thomas Cotton 
Margareta Cotton 
Robertus Anslowe 
Willielmus Richards, gen 
Jana Richards, ux prefati 

Anna Richards, spinster 
Thomas fflemyne 
Elizabetha fflemyne, ux prefati 

Johannes fflemyne 
Johanna fflemyne, ux prefati Jo- 
Edwardus Wood 
Johanna Wood, ux prefati Ed- 

Maria Boncalfe 
Maria Jackson, vid 


Henricus Aldrich, husb 



Elizabetha Aldrich, ux prefati 

Elizabetha^ Whitgreave 
Jocosa Whitgreave 
Elizabetha Whitgreave, spinster 
Jana Whitgreave 

Thomas Greene, husb. 
Robertas Prettey, husb. 

Thomas Howell, husb 
Maria Spooner, vid 

Willielmus Riddinge 
Johannes Nicken, carpenter 
Willielmus Hall, Weaver 
Nicholaus Oretton, Lab 

Antonius Weight, Nayler 
Letticia Weight, ux prefati An- 

Johanna Ryder, vid 
Maria Ryder, spinster 
Nicholaus Ryder jun. 
Nicholaus Ryder, miller 
Johannes Ryder, Nayler 
Willielmus Bullocke sen, lock- 
Willielmus Bullock jun. 
Henricus Collins, Nayler 
Johannes Southall, Nayler 
Thomas Bird, Nayler 
Henricus Jones, husb 


Willielmus Bromwich, yeom 
Thomas Jorden, husb 
Johannes Spurrier, Webster 
Maria Spurrier, Spinster 
Johannes Smalwood, webster 
Anna ux Edwardi Cheshire, husb 
Thomas Guest, Locksmith 


Edwardus Davis, husb 
Nevellus Palmer, husb 
Johannes Spurrier, husb 
Ricardus Spurrier, husb 
Nicholaus Spurrier, husb 
Johannes Patterton, husb 
Willielmus Henson, Nayler 
Thomas Jorden jun., husb. 

Henricus ffidoe, Iremonger 
Thomas Hynes, collier 
Johannes Hynes, collier 
Thomas Horton, Tayler 
Willielmus Tomlinson als Mug- 
gill, Nayler 
Jacobus Carder, Nayler 


Katherina Kyrke, vid 
Ricardus Kyrke, husb 

Carolus Manley, gen 
Agatha Sumberford, spinster 
Elizabetha Sumberford, spinster 
Esther Sumberford, spinster 
Elizabetha Ireland, vid 
Henricus Howard, husb. 
Isabella Hill, vid 
Thomas Clifton, webster 
Anna Bancks, vid 
Robertus White, husb 
Humfridus Hodgetts, Carpenter 
Willielmus ffletcher, husb 
Thomas Clarkson, Nayler 
Thomas Streete, Nayler 
ffranciscus Peate, yeom 
Robertus Brookes, webster 
Edwardus Higgins, Nayler 
Thomas Preese, husb 
Thomas Smallwood, husb 
Elizabetha Bird, vid 


Robertus 2 ffitzherbert, gen 
Maria ffitzherbert, spinster 

^ Elizabeth, dau. of Cox, of Moseley, mar. Walter Whitgreave, of 

Gnowsall, second cousinof Thomas Whitg-reave of Moseley, who with the Giffards, 
Lanes, Pendrells, etc., took such devoted and successful steps to save the life of 
King- Charles II, after the disastrous battle of Worcester. The names of her 
daughters Joyce, Elizabeth and Jane follow her own. Her husband died in 1655. 

^ Robert Fitzherbert, of Tissington, Co. Derby, mar. for his second wife, 
Jane, daughter of Thomas Basset, of Hints, and left a son Ralph P., of Hints, 
who mar. Grisseld, dau. of Erasmus Wolseley, of Wolseley, whose son Robert 





Elizabetha ffitzherbert, spinster 
Elizabetha Kempson, spinster 
Willielmus Stramford, husb 
Anna Keelinge, Spinster 
Willielmus Needham, gen 
Elizabetha Needham ux prefati 

Willielmus Kirke, husb 
fflorentia Hynson, spinster 
Henricus Crowley, husb. 
Susanna Crowley, ux prefati 



Willielmus Mewse, yeom 
Henricus Lakyn, Lab 
Thomas Charles, yeom 
Johannes Cowper, yeom 
Sampson Vaunt, webster 
Willielmus Silvester 
ffranciscus Silvester 


Dorothea Aldrich, vid 
Maria Aldrich, spinster 


Johannes Briggs, husb 
Thomas Hawkes, husb 
Elinora Bold 

Elizabetha Hasker, spinster 
Thomas Aston, Miller 
fFrancisca Aston, Spinster 
Johannes Aldrich, husb 
Edwardus Briggs, miller 
Ricardus Drayton, husb 
Cecilia Hasker, vid 


Anna ffletcher, spinster 
Elizabetha ux Thome Egging- 

ffrancisca Briggs, vid 
Anna Bird, vid 


Thomas ffletcher, husb 

Alicia Wright, spinster 
Radulphus Wooley jun 
(in the text) mar. Elizabeth, dau. 


Henricus Milward, gen 
Valentinus Smith 
Henricus Greaves, gen 
Maria Talbott, vid 
Thomas Midlam, webster 
Jana Crowder, vid 
Willielmus Woodcocke, husb 
Thomas fforde, husb 
Nathaniel Hodgson, clothier 
Willielmus Hodgson, clothier 

Robertus Cotton, Chirurgeon 
Elizabetha Smith, vid 
Ricardus Clewley, Tayler 
Johannes Beasemore, webster 
Humfridus Allen, ffelmonger 
Josephus Shilton, Brasier 
Johannes Bath, Shoemaker 
Daniel Shilton, Chandler 
Elizabetha Henworth, vid 
Henricus Smith, Baker 

Thomas Snewe, husb 
Ricardus Blunt, husb 
Jana ux Johannis Jackson, car- 

Willielmus Woodcocke, yeoman 

Devereux Devell ux Luce Devell 
Maria Hurt ux Roberti Hurt, husb 
Christopherus Grymes, Butcher 
Henricus fford. Butcher 

Ricardus Hurd, husb 
Thomas Barnes, Baker 
Johannes Alcocke, husb. 
Katherina ux Johannis Smith, 

Thomas Edwards, Butcher 
Edwardus Leeke 
Henricus Rawlins 

Elizabetha Astley 

of Robert Waring-, of Ouversley Court, Co. 
Warwick. On March 30, 1663, he declared his pedig-ree, giving- his age as 66, 
naming three daughters, Elizabeth; Dorothy, the wife of William Kempson, of 
Arden's Grafton, Co. Warwick; and Anne, wife of Crouksank; and his 

only son Ralph, as having died in the garrison at Ashby-de-la-Zouche, being a 
captain under Lord Loughborough. 




Jocosa Bridgewood 
ffranciscus Nickalls 
Margareta Nickalls, ux prefati 

Margeria Burrowes 
Elinora ffletcher 
Emma Billingsley 
Juditha Gyles 

Elizabetha Gregson ux Thome 

Johannes Marten 

Jana Leighton, spinster 

Edwardus Powell, hammerman 
Maria Powell, ux prefati Edwardi 
Thomas Wheeler 
Elinora Wheeler, ux prefati 

Walterus Crewson 
Maria Crewson ux prefati Walteri 
Thomas Tomkys 

ffardinando ^ Hastings, Ar. 
Margareta ffreeman 
Dorothea ux Ambrosij Booth 

Willielmus^ Hammerton, gen 
Johannes^ Hamerton, gen 
Antonius^ Hamerton, gen 

Edwardus* Giffard, gen 
Willielmus Stubbs 
Willielmus Greene 
Amya ux prefati Willielmi Stubbs 
Anna Stubbs, spinster 
Anna Greene ux prefati Willielmi 
Isabella Juckes ux Edwardi 

Ricardus Hitchins 

Andreas Browne 
Ursula Sommers 

Robertus^ Moseley, gen 
Elizabetha Moseley, ux prefati 

Edwardus Giffard, gen 
Elizabetha ux prefati Edwardi 
Maria Greene, vid 
Maria Iremonger, vid 
Sampson^ Gareswicke, gen 
Maria ux prefati Sampsonis 
Walterus^ Grosvener, gen 

' Evidently of the family of the Earls of Huntingdon [Cath. Rec. Soc. iv]. 
See the following- note. See first names on p. 284. 

^ Query Kinver, formerly Kinfare. 

^ Catharine Winford, who was of the Hastings family, earls of Huntingdon, 
in her will of 1698, mentions Mr Hammerton, of Dunsley, in Kinver parish; also 
Anthony, Catharine, Elizabeth, John, Olivia and William Hammerton [Payne's 
Records of English Catholics, 1715. in ayid 112]. A connection may be made with 
the Hammertons of Purston-Jackling, W.R. York. \Surtees Soc. xxxvi and 
Payne's Nonjurors 1715]. 

^ Perhaps Edward, fifth son of Peter Giffard, of Chillington and Frances 
dau. of Walter Fowler, of St Thomas's Priory near Stafford. He mar. Winefride 
dau. of Alban Draycote, descendant of the Draycotes of Paynsley, 

^ Wolverhampton was a great centre of Catholicity, being at one time 
known as "Little Rome." At the same time it ought to be stated that many of 
the names given below are those of the old county gentry. In legal documents 
it was usual to describe persons as "lately of" or " nuper de^^ to avoid the pos- 
sibility of an indictment being made invalid by removal. 

* Robert, younger son of William Moseley, formerly Molesley, of Bilston, 
and Lucretia, dau. of Thomas Whitgreave, of Bridgford. At the Visitation of 
1663, his wife is described as Elizabeth dau. of Thomas Skrimshire of Johnson. 

^ Perhaps son of Edward, third son of John Erdeswick, and Mary Griffith, 
mentioned in his uncle Sampson's will. 

^ Mr H. Sydney Grazebrook, editor of the Visitation of 1663-4, points to a 
pedigree by Mr Joseph Morris {Herald and Genealogist v. 33] showing that 
these Grosvenors were really Gravenors, taking their name from High Grave- 
nor in the parish of Claverly. His father was Solomon; he had an uncle Josuah 
and relatives Jonas, etc., so his name may belong rather to Puritan genealogy. 




Johannes Standford, gen 
Katerina^ GifFard, vid 
Thomas Giffard, gen 
Augustinus Griflford [stc]j gen 
Anna Grifford, spinster 
Katerina Grifford, spinster 
Elizabetha Tompkyns, vid 
Anna Tompkyns, spinster 
Willielmus Tompkyns, shoe- 
Christopherus Baron 
Maria ux prefati Christopheri 

Thomas Croyden, shoemaker 
Willielmus Sherrat, Shoemaker 
Willielmus Cliffton, Taylor 
Anna ux prefati Willielmi 
Thomas Westley, Taylor 
Maria ux prefati Thome Westley 
Elinora Winsor, vid 
Thomas Winsor, gen 
Dorothea ^ ux prefati Thome 

Margareta Andrewes, spinster 
Johannes Hatton, Joyner 
Johannes Smith, husb 
Alicia ux prefati Johannis Smith 
Margareta ffitter, vid 
Jocosa Williams, vid 
Johannes ffreeman, webster 
Willielmus Enseworth, Baker 
Mirabella ux prefati Willielmi 
Radulphus Buckley, Glover 
Willielmus Buckley, Glover 
Edwardus Stoddard, Glover 
Elizabetha ux prefati Edwardi 

Georgius Johnson, Joyner 
Elizabetha ux prefati Georgij 
Bridgeta Price, vid 
Bridgeta Price, spinster 
Johannes Pearson, Gunsmith 
' Catharine dau. of Sir Walter 

Maria ux prefati Johannis 
Thomas Pearson 
Robertus Pearson, Blacksmith 
Rebecca ux prefati Roberti 
Johannes Giffard, Limner 
Maria ux prefati Johannis 
Jacobus Harper 
Anna ux prefati Jacobi 
Antonius Hicken 
ffrancisca ux prefati Antonij 
Willielmus Lune 
Emry Lune ux prefati Willielmi 
Johannes Sutton, husb 
Willielmus Neachells 
Christopherus Wayle, Taylor 
Anna ux prefati Christopheri 

Jana ux Johannis ffleminge 
Katerina ux Evani Sutton 
Anna ux Johannis Ellis 
Maria ux Thome Nayler 
Johannes Giffard, gen 
Thomas Granger jun, Belloes- 

Anna ux prefati Thome 
Anna Halfehead, spinster 
Thomas Chambers, Joyner 
Maria Leighton, spinster 
Anna Guest 
Thomas Whitgreave, gen 

Johannis Jackson 
Anna ux prefati Johannis 
Thomas Underbill, sen"^ 
Ursula Jackson 
Maria Hunt 
Ellena Clarke 
Willielmus Wilkes 
Margeria ux prefati Willielmi 
Elnora Perry, vid 
Johannes Perry 
Leveson of Wolverhampton, who married 

Andrew, fifth son of Walter Giffard, of Chillington, a family illustrious by descent 
and services to Church and State. The names following- are Thomas, her eldest 
son; Augustine, the second; Anne, the elder daughter; Katharine does not 
appear in the pedigree, but there is a daughter Mary. Her saintly sons, Bona- 
venture, later Vicar Apostolic and Bishop; and Andrew, who declined the 
Western Vicariate and a sec tn partibus, were engaged on their priestly work. 
Their father's death on the field of battle attests his loyalty. 

2 Dorothy, dau. of Francis Congreve,of Stretton, by his wife Dorothy, dau. 
of Richard Brook, of Lapley. 




Margeria Perry, spinster 
Elizabetha Perry, spinster 
Elnora ux Edwardi Kempson 
Maria Ward, spinster 

Willielmus Stokes 
Jocosa ux prefati Willielmi 
Elizabetha Ward, vid 
Thomas Ward 
Johannes Ward 
Andreas Ward 
Johannes Perry 
Ricardus Bridger 
Margareta Bridger ux prefati 

Ursula Lee, vid 
Johannes Lee 
Johannes Derby 

Dorothea^ domina Clifton 
Elizabetha Massey 
Juditha Haske 
Alicia Pinsott 
Anna Bullocke 
Thomas Latchford 
Johannes 2 Johnson, gen 
Margareta Johnson 
Ricardus Smith 
Willielmus Alexander 
Willielmus Brigge 
Thomas Pearson 
Elizabetha ux Ricardi Pearson 
Johannes Pearson 

Thomas MuUiner 
ffranciscus Hinde 
Johannes Parker 
Willielmus Sawyer 

Ricardus ^ Coyney, gen 

Ricardus Baddaley 
Margaret Baddaley ux prefati 

Maria Baddaley, spinster 
Thomas Baddaley 
ffranciscus Baddaley 

Johannes Baddaley 
Ricardus Baddaley jun 

Johannes Bagnall 
Maria Heath 
Johannes Rushton 
Jana Birch 
Johannes Staden 

Willielmus Hulme 

Johannes Adderley 
Johannes Edwards 
Johanna Simmons 
Katerina Simmons ux Johannis 

Jana Stokes 


[bosmere hundred] 
. . . Taylor ux cuiusdam Willielmi Taylor de Hundredo de 
Bosmere gen, uniiis mensis seqiien xxiiij^ diem Jmiuar. Anno xijP 
[1663] nunc Caroli secundi apud Castruni Winton. &-c. xxviij die 

' Dorothy, dau. of Sir Thomas Smith, of Wootton-Wawen, Co. Warwick, 
who married, as his second wife, Sir Cuthbert Clifton, of Westby, Lancashire, 
may be indicated, if then alive. He died in 1634. 

-John, son of Georgfe Johnson, of Kcisby in the parish of Lavington or 
Lenton, Co. Lincoln, and his wife Muriel, dau. of Richard Middlemore^ of 
Edg-baston, Co. Warwick. He was aged 54 on April 25, 1664, and mar. Marga- 
ret, dau. of Thomas Becket of Moseley. By her he had John, set. 28 unmar. ; 
George; Mary, wife of John Watkinson (?of Hemingborough), Co. York; and 

^Thomas Coyney, of Weston Coyney, by Ellen, dau. of Sampson Erdes- 
wicke of Sandon had a third son Richard. 




Julij An"^ xvf [1664] coram Matheo Hale, Mil. Capital Justiciar. 
Baron. Scaccarij et Johanne Archer, miL uno Justiciario de Banco 
&c xx"^' 

Wingham, vid 
Rowland Wingham, gen 
Jana Wingham ux pred Rolandi 
Nicholaus Burrell 

Burrell ux predNicholai 
Martinus Reekes, husb. 

Smith, vid 
ffranciscus Smith 

Alicia ux cujusdam Jacobi Norton 

Georgius Gary, gen 
Willielmus Barbor, gen 
Thomas Barber, gen 
Johanna Barber 

Willielmus Lamson 
Willielmus Busford 
Lane, vid 

Thomas Syms, gen 

Margareta Kelsey, vid 

Syms ux Thome Symes 


Elizabetha Joseph ux Jacobi 

Willielmus Bachell 
Maria Bachell ux predivSli Wil- 

Wilson, vid 
Johannes Yeoman, husb. 

Johannes Galloway, gen 

Galloway ux predidli 
Johannes Wigg, gen 
Thomas Martyn 

ffranciscus Garham 
Ricardus Boman 

Bowman ux pred Ricardi 
Johannes Gave 

Cave ux predidli Johannis 
Willielmus Hickox 

Maria Hickox ux predicli Wil- 

Willielmus Hall, gen 
Dorothea Hall 
Susanna Hall 
Anna Knollis, vid 
Jacobus Lincolne 
Alex. Churchar 

Churcher ux predi6li 
Johannes Mathewes 
Johannes Lane 

Lane ux predidli Johannis 
Thomas Nuttier 
Henricus Spegg 

Spegg ux pred. Henr. 
Willielmus Whorley 

Whorley ux pred Wil- 

Willielmus Knolles, gen 

Willielmus Lambert sen 

Johannes Card 
Anna Card ux pred Johannis 
ffrancisca Street ux cuiusdam 

Georgij Street 
Anna Street, vid 

Wilson, vid 
Johannes Peacock 

Peacock ux pred Johannis 
Thomas Symons 
Thomas Barlow, gen 
ffrancisca ux pred Thome Bar- 
Christopherus Heggis 

Bridgita Scroope, spinster 
Hedford, vid 




Ricardus Rought, lab 

Ricardus ffriend, lab 

Abenett ux cujusdam 
Edwardi Abenett 
Petrus Ryce 

Ricardus Hancock 
Margaretta Hancock 
Johannes Harpcout 
Jana Biddlecombe, vid 
Johannes Walter 
Elizabetha Walter ux pred 

Robertus Walter 
Dorcas Walter 
Johannes Smith 
Maria Smith ux. pred Johannis 
Alicia Angell ux. cuiusdam Wil- 

lielmi Angell 
Johannes Deane 
Anna Deane, ux predicti Johannis 
Ricardus Deane 
Johannes Wagg 
Johanna Wagg ux predidli 

Ricardus fFrampton 
Elizabetha fframpton ux pred 

Johannes Windover 
Elizabetha Duckett 
Ricardus White 
Petrus Dickery 

Johannes Westbrook sen 
Jana Westbrooke ux pred 

Johanna Spencer 
Willielmus Wolgar 
Anna Welgar ux pred Willielmi 
Tompson, gen 
Radulphus Hellyer, yeom 

Willielmus Bale 

Bale ex pred Willielmi 
Willielmus Cowdrey, husbm 

Johannes Crooker 

Crocker ux pred Johannis 
Robertus Crooker 

Crooker ux predidli Ro- 
Anna Crooker 
Elizabetha Baly 
Willielmus Crooker, yoman 

Crooker ux predi6li Wil- 
Anna Williams 

Ricardus Ayliffe, gen 
Dorothea AylifFe ux pred Ricardi 
Johannes Ayliflf fil Ricardi Ayliff 
Dorothea AylifFux pred Johannis 
Nicholaus Binstead 
Dorothea Binstead ux predi6li 

Anna Tanner 

Magdalena Goldfling, spinster 
Anna Goldfling, spinster 
Johannes Osborne, yoman 
Osborne ux pred 

Osborne, vid 
Barbara Moody 
Johannes Rooke 

Rooke ux pred Johannis 
Georgius Aldridg 
Josephus Week 
Ricardus Carter 
Ricardus Poole 
Alicia Edwards 
Margaretta ux cuiusdam Ben 

Titchborne, mil 
Margaretta ux cuiusdam Ricardi 

Ricardus Briser 
Elizabetha Bignell 
Johannes Prince 
Johannes Wickham 

Wickham ux pred 

Bright, vid 
Thomas fferett 

iferrett ux predi<5li Thome 




Maria Combs, vid 
Tomasina Combs, spinster 
Elizabeth a [sic] 
Henricus Bullock 
Barbara Bullock ux pred Henrici 
Elizabetha ux cuiusdam Hum- 

fridi Merriott 

Ricardus Errington 
Maria Wilson 
Petrus ffrith 
Johannes ffrith 
Johannes Knight 
Anna Knight ux predi6liJohannis 
Andreas Wright 
Margareta AVright ux predi6li 

Willielmus Newman 
Maria Newman ux predidli Wil- 

Willielmus Helling alias Smith 

Robertus Higgins 
Anna Higgins ux predi6li Ro- 


Elizabetha Shervill, vid 

Johannes Crebarr in Com predi6l, iinuin mensefn sequen primum dieni 
Januar An7io xvj. apud Castrum Winton sexto die Julij Anno xvij. 
coram Johanne Keeling, un. Justiciar ad placita &c et Johanne 

Archer, mil. un. Justiciar de banco xs^^ 

ux pred Johannis Crebarr 

Edwardus Waters 

Johannes Pewson 
Elizabetha Moores 
Bartholomeus Biddlecombe 
Ricardus Caree 
Johannes Wheddon 
Willielmus Barling 
Johannes Hickman 
Jacobus Webb 
Anna Henslow 
Elizabetha Titchborne 
Nicholaus Hickman sen 
Johannes Hickman 

Hickman uxpredNicho- 
lai sen 
Nicholaus Hickman jun. 
Anthonius Ingram 

Ingram ux pred Antonij 
Willielmus Barling 

Barling ux pred Wil- 
Maria ux cuiusdam Edwardi 

Anna fflight 

Michaell Plowman 

Swithinus^ Wells, gen 
Matheus Urey 
Uria \sic\ ux predi(?ti Mathei 
Thomas Wilton 
Willielmus Wilson 

Margareta Little 
Willielmus Bathell 
Maria ux pred Willielmi 
Johannes ffrith 
Anna ux pred Johannis 

Johannes Kellway 
Willielmus Cox 

Thomas Syms 

1 The martyr Svvithln Wells, fifth son of Thomas Wells of Brambridg-e and 
Mary Mompesson, had two great-nephews named Swithin, the first the grand- 
son of the eldest brother Gilbert, probably the one in the text; the second a 
grandson of the second son, Henry Wells of the island of Purbeck, Dorset 
(Berry's Hampshire Pedigrees). Members of the family are mentioned in Mr 
Orlebar Payne's Nonjurors, 1715, and till 1762 in the Registers of Winchester 
{Cath. Rec. Sac. i). 




Elizabetha Arrundell, vid 
Georgius Glasspoole, yeom 

ux Willielmi Stubbington 
Willielmus Clarke, lab. 

Thomas ffrith, husbm 
Andreas Wayte, Malster 
Willielmus Goodwyne alias 

Smith, yoman 
Willielmus Wisdome, husb 

ux pred Willielmi 

Thomas fferrett 
John ux pred Thome 

Thomas Mannington 
Willielmus Viccary 
Alex. Cooke 

Andreas Scroope 
ffrancisca Barlow 

ux Thome Symonds 
ux cuiusdam Christopheri 

Maria Inglefeild 
Ricardus Carrill de Burrant 
Carlington, vid 

Elizabetha Hargood 

Odams, vid 
Margaretta Odams, spinster 
Maria Wright, spinster 
Jacobus Hills 
Johannes Browne 

ux pred Johannis Browne 
Georgius Emery 

Thomas Pound 

ux Thome Pound 
Honora Bering 

Willielmus Milton 

Dorothy Petty 
Johannes Parsons 

ux Johannis Parsons 
Ricardus Baker 
Maria ux predi6ti Ricardi 

[bishop's waltham] 
Matheus flfriend de Waltham Episcopi, yom. ununi ineiisem sequen. 
xx"^ diem Junij Anno xvj. apud Castrum Winton xxj die ffehruar 
Anno xvij. &c coram Johanne Archer et Willielmo Swanton Ar. 
&c xx^' 

Ricardus Mathews, gen 

Nicholaus Binsted 
Willielmus Burnard, yom 

Burnard ux pred Wil- 
Alex Lambert 
Ricardus Lincolne 

Anna Wyld 
Rogerus Sibley, yom 
Egidius Bursey, yom 

Bursley [sic] ux pred 

Dorothea Blake 

Johannes Cowdrey 

Ricardus Henslow, yom 
Dorothea Dunce, vid 
Elizabetha Henslow 
Ricardus ffoster, yom 
Willielmus fFoord, yom 
Alicia fford ux predi6li Willielmi 
Jacobus fford, yom 
Thomas Millett, yom 
Jana ux predidli Thome Millett 
Henricus Deering, yom 
Henricus ffisher 
Maria ffisher, fil pred. Henrici 
Thomas Cooke, yoman 


Katherina ux predi(5li Thome Ricardus Webb, yom 
Margaretta ux cuiusdam Johan- White, yom 

nis Chantrell Willielmus Over, yom 
Johanna ux Radulphi Strang- ux pred. Willielmi Over 

more, yom WANSTED 

Susanna ux Nicholai Drewett ffranciscus Plowden, Ar 

Karlington, vid ux predidli ffrancisci 

Thomas Harris, yoman Plowden 

Katherina ux predidli Thome Wynifrida Plowden 
Johannes Barlett, yom domina Plowden 

Susanna Lane, vid Perman, vid 

Anthonius Burd, yom 

per cedulam pipe pro recusantibus 
Thomas Blackwell nup de Staughton, duorum fnensium^ apud Hor- 
sham vij"^ die MartiJ A7ino° xix\i66'j\ jc/'' 

SLINDON Johannes Tullett 

Jacobus Dubbin Johannes Spicer 

Johannes Read, maltster wadhurst 

Johannes Hodges, agricola Johannes Jeffery 


Ricardus Davy nup de Slinfold, Husbm. duorummensiuin vj^ diem 
Jan Anno xviif . , apud East Grifisted xxviij die ffebmar A° xx° [1668J 

Jacobus Potter, Husbm Thomas Rowland, Husbm 

Samuel Knight, Husbm Thomas Streete, Husbm 

Johannes Barber nup de Stening, duoriiTn Tnensium sequen xxvjdiem 
Aprilis Anno xxj, [1669] apud East Grinstead^ signat. p. Thomam 
Lee, &c xl^'^ 


Georgius Compton nup de East Grinsted, Ar. , unius tnensis seqtien 

xxiiij^ die7n Maij Afino xx° ^ ad assisas pred. xx^^ 

Thomas Blunne Willielmus Ballard 

Edward Bullen Willielmus Addams 

alfriston Willielmus Cooke 

Samuel Webb Willielmus Daniell 

Georgius Markeweeke Maria Markeweeke 

Johannes Davies Alicia Bancks, vid 

midhurst 2 
Johannes Shotter nup de Midhurst sen. iiij mensium sequen xviij 
diem OBobris Anno xx°y apud East Grinsted iij^ die Martij Anno xxij. 

[1670] ^iiii''^'' 

Johannes Shotter, jun. Thomas Winter 

Henricus Pertews Willielmus Morton 

^ Four score pounds. 

2 Many of the names are also in the Cowdray registers, Caih. Rec. Soc, i. 
See also p. 320 ut inf. 


Willielmus Tate Robertus Marner 

Willielmus Chandler Petrus Hollide 

Robertus Chandler Johannes Mills 

Nicholaus Brewin Nicholaus Brewen 

Thomas Crowcher Sam^ Marner 

Robertus Marner de Burgo pred. sen"", duorum mensium sequen xiiij 
diem Deceinbris Anno XX. [i66S\ convicttis ad assis as pred. . . ^-/'^ 

Ricardus Garret de Burgo pred. clericus xl^^ 

Henricus Pounde de Burg-o pred. Ar. unius mensis sequen vij diem 

ffebruar Anno xxj. [i66(^^ ad assisas pred. xx^"^ 

Johannes Taylor, gen Thomas Mersh 

Radulphus Crowcher, sen Ricardus Bridger 

Radulphus Crowcher, Jun. Johannes Oadhams 


Johannes Harding de paroch de Slinfold duorum mensium sequen 
XX dicTn Decembris Anno xx° . [1668] ' xP^ 


Jacobus Herriott nup d^WiXYmgdon o^lomensiwm sequen xxxj diem 

Maij Anno xx° [1668] clx^^ 

Edwardus Herriott Clemens Picknall 


Willielmus Hemrey nup de Steyning, gen. alias dictus Willielmus 
Lewis, 7inius mensis sequen xxviij diem Januar Anno xxj \i66^^ con- 
victus apud Horsham septimo die Julij xxij xoc^^ 


Robertus ffist nup de Barneham xij mensium sequen v diem Julij 

Anno XX \i66S\ co7ivictus ad assisas pred. ccxl^^ 

Eliz Bryant, vid Thomas Haybotle 

Johanna Rusbridger, vid Ricardus Sturges 

BLINSTED [? BINSTED] Johannes Carpenter 

Maria Penfold, Spr. Thomas Chentnell 

Anna Penfold, spr Thomas Rowland 

FFORD Edwardus Buckman 

Merriana Short, vid Johannes Barnes 

WILLINGDON Willielmus Gates 

Jacobus Herriott, Lab Thomas Buckman 

Edwardus Herriott, lab. Johannes Heither 

billing[s]hurst wool lavington 

Johannes Bourne Anna West, vid 

Ricardus Finley Maria Brookes alias di6la Maria 

Walterus Cooper West, vid 

Nicholaus Brockett nup de Tortington sex mensium sequen x^ diem 

Jaiiuar Anno xx° {i6^oi\ ad assisas pred. cjvjc'* 

Maria Brockett, spr e[a]stergate 

MAD[e]hurst Christopherus Caplin 

Anthonius Smith 




Johannes Lutter 

Thomas Cogger, Husb. 
Johannes Newman, Husb 

Matheus Saunders, Glover 
Mauricius Coleman 

Johannes Stone 


Georgius Dixon, Labor 

[east grinstead] 
Georgius Compton, nup de East Grinsted, Ar., unius mensis seqtien 
vj° diem JtiniJ A^ xxj. \^i66cj\ convictus ad assisas pred. .... xx^^ 

Thomas Blunn 
Edwardus Bulleine 
Margaretta Turloe, spr 
Thomas Turnor 
Elizabetha Card