||For a descriptive account see Crofton,
Newton Chap. (Chet. Soc.), iii, 283, &c.
||Subs. R. bdle. 250, no. 9.
||See the account of the manor and
Crofton, op. cit. iii, 394. Otes Boardman of Bradford and James Barker of the
same, colliers, occur in 1630; Salford
Port Mote Rec. i, 231.
||Crofton, op. cit. 398. Disputes as to
the Bradford Mill occurred in 1561 and
1601; Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), ii,
247; iii, 436.
Lond. Gaz. 2 Jan. 1857.
||Ibid. 27 Oct. 1876.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 244.
Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 6; the date is 1196. The land
no doubt reverted to the chief lord, for
Bradford is not named in the survey of
1212, though Heaton Norris is.
Mamecestre (Chet. Soc.), ii, 368, 363.
The wood, with pannage, honey, and bees
was worth 6s., the 'vesture' of the wood,
£10; the 2 acres of meadow, 2s., the
54 acres of pasture, 27s., and another
12 acres, which could not be ploughed
because within the wood, 4s.; the 70
acres of heath, 33s.
||Manch. Corp. D.; the grant was
made at Wakerley. See also Dods. MSS.
cxlix, fol. 157.
||The charter is recited in the Inq.
p.m. of Sir John Booth of Barton in 1514;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv, 15. The
grant included the manor of Barton, the
manor of Bradford, the hamlets of Openshaw and Ardwick, a plot of land in Manchester called Flowerlache, and another
plot called Marshal Field; a rent of
£10 14s. 2d. was to be paid during
Thomas's life, and 1d. afterwards. The
manor of Barton was Thomas's patrimony; the remainder was a fresh grant.
Thomas de Booth in 1363 granted
Bradford, with its lands and water-mill,
to his son John for life; Dods. MSS.
cxlix, fol. 160.
||A fine between Roger de Wakerley
and Margery his wife, plaintiffs, and John
de Wakerley and Alice his wife, deforciants, was made in 1355 respecting a
messuage, 160 acres of land, and 10 acres
of wood 'in Manchester'; Final Conc.
ii, 146. In 1358 Roger and Margery
sold the same lands, described as 'in
Bradford and Manchester,' to Thomas de
Booth; ibid. ii, 158. Sarah de Wakerley
also released her right; ibid. ii, 162;
see also Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 6,
m. 2 d.
John de Wakerley was the John de
Salford of 1332, and Roger was his son,
as appears from Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol.
160. Sarah sister of John Clerk of
Wakerley, and Amita daughter of Roger
de Wakerley, released their rights in the
lands of John and Roger by charter; ibid.
Roger La Warre also concurred in the
||Bradford is mentioned in the Booth
inquisitions. John Booth of Barton died
in 1576, leaving four daughters as coheirs; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xii, 8;
Manch. Ct. Leet Rec. i, 180.
||John Molyneux died at Dalton in
Furness in Nov. 1596, his daughter
Bridget being nine years old. Dorothy,
the widow, soon afterwards married
Edward Dukinfield at Bradford; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xvii, 24. The Booth
estates had not then been divided.
Settlements respecting coal mines in
Bradford, also the manors of Bradford,
Over Ardwick and Lower Ardwick, with
houses, lands, water-mill, dovecotes, and
rents in the same places and in Manchester, were made in 1607 and 1608 by
Edward Dukinfield and Dorothy his wife;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 72, no. 10,
73. It thus appears that a division had
taken place, and that these manors, &c.,
had been assigned to Dorothy; lands in
Barton were added later. A further settlement was made in 1617; ibid. bdle.
92, no. 5.
||A settlement of the manors of Bradford, Over and Lower Ardwick, and Westleigh, with lands, &c., in these townships
and in Manchester, Barton, and Pennington, was made in 1626 by Thomas Charnock, Bridget his wife, and Robert the
son and heir of Thomas; ibid. bdle. 108,
no. 14. In 1632 Bradford was joined in
a settlement with Astley, Heath Charnock, and Charnock Richard, the deforciants in the fine being Thomas Charnock,
Bridget his wife, Robert Charnock, Anne
his wife, and Roger and John Charnock;
ibid. bdle. 121, no. 46. For a note of
the Charnocks see Manch. Ct. Leet Rec.
||She and Charles Walmesley with
Mary his wife were deforciants in a fine
respecting the manor of Bradford, with
messuages, &c., and land in Bradford and
Manchester, and coal-mines in the former
township; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle.
156, m. 139. Mary Walmesley was a
daughter of Thomas Charnock; there
was no issue of the marriage; Burke,
Commoners, iii, 231.
||Richard, second son of Sir Peter
Brooke of Mere near Altrincham, married
in 1666 Margaret daughter and heir of
Robert Charnock; Ormerod, Ches. (ed.
Helsby), i, 464. A settlement of the
manor of Bradford, with lands, &c., there
and in Manchester was in 1678 made by
Richard Brooke and Margaret his wife;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 200, m. 31.
There was a recovery of the manor of
Bradford and a moiety of the manor of
Charnock Richard in 1716, the vouchees
being Margaret Brooke, widow, Peter
Brooke, and Bernard Francks; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 502, m. 4. Peter Brooke
was the sole landowner in 1786, according to the land tax return.
||Burke, Commoners, i, 117, and Landed
Gentry (Townley Parker).
Manch. Ct. Leet Rec. ii, 285; iii, 18.
Manch. Sessions (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), 8. This seems to be the first
indication that Bradford was considered a
township; see also Manch. Constables'
Accts. i, 20, 91, 93, &c.
||A district was assigned to it in 1862;
Lond. Gaz. 5 Sept.