Records Relating To the Barony of Kendale: Volume 1. Originally published by Titus Wilson and Son, Kendal, 1923.
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1663–1739 and addenda
1663 A List of those persons who were not chargeable to Hearth Tax, with the number of their hearths. Note, the greater part of the Hearth Tax Roll of the borough of Kirkby Kendale has decayed owing to damp. The following is all that remains:
|Thomas Chamber senior||1|
|Mr. Anthony Garnett||5|
|James Mac. . . .1d||1|
London, 2 February, 1664[-5]. Notice from [William Dugdale], Norroy King of Arms to the Bailiffs of Kendal and Lonsdale Wards of his intention to hold a visitation at the Fox and Goose in Kendal on the 20th March; ib., Rep. xii, app. vii, p. 34.
"County of Westmerland. At the Generall Quarter Sessions of the peace, holden at Kendall for the said County," 10 January, 22 Charles II (1671). "This is a true duplicate for the said County as it was returned to me at the said Sessions by George Williamson esqr, his Maties receiver and ordered by the Justices at the said Sessions to be returned accordingly. Examined by Geo: Suthewell, clerk of the peace there; Excheq. Lay Sub., bdle 195, n. 73.
1688 Bond of Robert Nouble of Kirkby Kendall, yeoman, to William Braithwaite of the same, sheareman dyer in £12; dated 25 March, 1687[-8]. Reciting that William Brathwaite by his deed dated 30 December, 2 James II , sold to the said Robert Nouble a burgage house, messuage and tenement in Kirkby Kendall on the east side of Strickland Gate, between the house of John Benson and that late of John Hunter, which the said Brathwaite late purchased of James Brathwaite of Kirkby Kendall, glover, by deed poll dated 21 January, 1 James II 1685[-6], and also a shop on the south side of Markett Street in Kirkby Kendall, late in the tenure of James Satterthwaite and since of William Satterthwaite, son of the said James, who sold the same to the said James Brathwaite, of the lands sometimes of James Fenton and now of Roger Fenton, of the yearly rent of 5s., with covenant to produce the said deed poll. Mark of Robert Nouble. Witnesses: Tho. Hudson, Tho. Greene.
1689 Bond of John Sutton of Kirkby Kendall, shearman, to Thomas Bradley of Slackhead, par. Beetham esq. in £42, dated 25 March, 1 William III, 1689, to keep the covenants mentioned in a deed of even date touching the sale of two dwelling houses in Kirkby Kendall made to the said Thomas Bradley. Sig. of John Sutton. Witnesses: William Bradley (1), William Bradley (2), Jos. Borrow.
1733 Will of Anthony Askew of Kirkby Kendall, esq., dated 5 December, 7 George II, 1733. His messuage and lands at Holme Lyon late purchased of Mr. Muncaster of Cockermouth, and a close of land in Natland, called Smaythorns, to Mr. John Harrison, Mr. John Fletcher, and Mr. John Millner apothecary, on trust for the use of his grandson, Anthony Askew, son of his late son, Anthony Askew of Wakefeild, deceased, until 21; also to them the sum of £350 in trust and the rents of his property for the education of his said grandson either at Lowther school or Sedbergh school and afterwards at one of the Universities, to be brought up either to divinity, Law or Physick "as his genius shall tend," using the principal if necessary, and then to the use of the said grandson absolutely with half testator's library. In case the said grandson dies before 21, then to testator's brother, Adam Askew, with the whole library and £250 (out of the £350) equally among the said Adam's children, £100 to testator's granddaughters, daughters of his son Adam. To the said Mr. John Harrison and Mr. Henry Humphreys, clerk, £500 in trust to purchase lands pursuant to articles of agreement dated 4 September, 1725, made between the testator and Robert Hopkinson, gent., whom testator desires to pay his £600 that lands may be purchased and settled pursuant to the said articles; gift also of the further sum of £500 agreed to be given by the said articles within one year after testator's decease, to be paid and applied as his son, Anthony Askew, did direct and appoint by his last will. His manors, houses, lands &c. in the counties of Cumberland, Lancaster and Westmorland to his said son, Adam Askew, except as above excepted, and his personal estate, except half the library, and appoints him executor. To testator's son in law, John Fletcher [blank]; to testator's brother Roger £20 towards the education of his younger son. His kind friends: Sir Thomas Lowther, bart., and James Wilson, esq., to be supervisors; to his 3 trustees (abovenamed) a mourning ring apiece. [Sig. torn off]. Witnesses: Robert Nicholson, John Gaythrope, Tho. Herbert.
A biographical notice of Anthony Askew, M.D. (1722–1774), son of Adam Askew, will be found in Nicholson's Annals of Kendal, 2nd ed., 348. He was educated at Sedbergh school and Emanuel Coll., Cambridge. See Dict. of Natl. Biog., ii, 192; Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees.
1737 Will of Anthony Askew of Kirkby Kendall, esq., dated 30 August, 1737. The woods and trees growing on the tenement called Slack or Elderslack, near Grange, par. Cartmel, lately purchased from John Dawson of Witherslack, to the Rev. Mr. Cuthbert, vicar of Kendall, Mr. Miles Harrison, Mr. Caleb Rotheram, Mr. John Fletcher and Mr. John Miller, in trust for sale for the benefit of his grandson, Anthony Askew, son of testator's late son, Anthony Askew of Wakefeild, deceased; his messuage at Holme Lyon, close in Natland, and messuage at Elderslack, near Grange, and his new built messuage and dwelling house and stable on the backside thereof in Finkell Street, now in the possession of John Harrison, innkeeper; his dwelling-house in the possession of Edward Holme, thereunto adjoining and newly built; his dwelling-house on the south side of Finkell Street in the possession of Samuel Gawthrop, to the same Mr. Cuthbert and others named for the education of his said grandson (as in the first will); in case of his grandson's decease before marriage or 23 years of age then to testator's brother, Adam Askew, he paying to either of the said Anthony, the grandson's, sisters £100 apiece. To testator's nephew, Anthony Askew, now of Trinity College in Dublin, £20 a year until the usual time of taking of Batchelor of Arts degree computed from his first admission, and £20 for the next succeeding year and no longer, to be equally paid by the testator's son Adam and the testator's trustees. Bequest of library as before; the other moiety to son Adam. To Mr. Miles Harrison and Mr. Henry Humphreys, clerk, £500 (for performance of articles as stated in the first will). To son Adam testator's new stables lately built adjoining to testator's new house in the possession of Edward Holme and fronting to testator's yard or court and all his manors, houses, lands (as with first will). Owing to his executor's distant habitation his funeral to be managed by Mr. John Fletcher and Mr. John Miller at the expense of his executor "and that it be done after a decent and frugall manner." Sir Thomas Lowther, bart., and Daniel Wilson, esq., his "very kind friends," to be supervisors. To his 5 trustees a mourning ring apiece. To son in law, John Fletcher, £5. [Sig. cut away]. Witnesses: Tho. Wilson, Tho. Herbert, Jas. Dowker.
1739 Will of Anthony Askew, dated 23 January, 1738[-9]. [Mr. Thomas Harrison takes the place of Mr. John Miller, as a trustee. To the premises named in the second will add]: two closes near Blawith, par. Cartmel, called Machell meadow and Henry meadow and the Intack, containing 3 acres and 3 roods, lately purchased from William Coward; all to be held in trust for the education of his said grandson, son of Anthony Askew of Wakefeild, deceased, at Sedbergh school or Kendal school or where Mr. Cuthbert shall think fit and afterwards at one of the Universities &c (as in the first will), and at 23 years to the said grandson absolutely. Other provisions as in the second will. £100 apiece to the sisters of his said grandson, Anthony, at 21, to be paid by son Adam and grandson Anthony. To Mary Pell, widow, an annuity of £4. Son Adam executor and provision for management of the funeral as in the second will. To his supervisors and trustees a mourning ring apiece. "I desire my son Adam be as assisting to my said grandson Anthony after he has done with his studies in any i[n]tervall when he shall come from the University as I was to him before he went to Newcastle." Sig. cut away. Witnesses: Tho. Wilson, John Wightman Jas. Dowker.
1300 Nov. 21, 1300. Commission to try the case about the mediety of the church of Kirkeby in Kendale occupied de facto by Walter de Maydenestan and intruded into by Mr. Alan de Esingwald who had been removed therefrom by archbp. Romeyn. Reg. Corbridge f. 180 d.
April 7, 1301. Mandate to the official of the archdeacon of Richmond to induct Mr. John de Roderham clk. into the mediety of the church of Kirkeby in Kendale, late held by Mr. Alan de Esingwald &c.; ib., f. 181 d?
Aug. 25, 1301. Letter to the king denouncing Walter de Maydenestan, John Collan, Adam de Witherslak, Thomas de Ward, Adam le Clerk, Robert Tybay, John Gernet, junior, Geoffrey de Sprotton and Giles the cook as excommunicated and praying the King to do his part in the matter; ib., f. 186.
Sept. 26, 1301. Appropriation by the archdeacon of Rich. of the ch. of K. in K. to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. It had been governed by 2 rectors. A vicarage to be instituted. Confirmation by the archbp.; ib., f. 186 d.