||In Winton are Kitepool (formerly
Kidpool) and Cleaveley.
||Made up as follows:—Barton, 1,108
acres; Eccles, 400½; Monton, 434½;
Winton, 319½; Newhall, 85½; Foxhill,
729½; Boysnope, 416½; Higher Irlam,
1,288; Lower Irlam, 1,129½; Cadishead,
2,111; Davyhulme, 706½; Croft, 285½;
Lostock, 423½; Bromyhurst, 115½;
Dumplington, 359½; Whittleswick, 708½;.
The census report of 1901 gives the
details of the new townships thus: Eccles,
2,057; Barton Moss, including 21 acres
of an unnamed area, 1,489; Irlam, 4,620;
and Davyhulme, 2,658, the total being
10,824. These areas include 40,40, 81,
and 81 acres of inland water respectively.
||The Manchester Ship Canal has been
adopted as the boundary in Irlam, as more
convenient than the old course of the
Irwell; Local Govt. Bd. Order, 34989
(30 Sept. 1896). By the Salford Corporation Act, 1892, modifications were
made of the Barton and Pendleton areas.
||It was used for passenger boats down
to 1860. The Manch. Dir. of 1800 thus
describes the route: 'The aqueduct which
passes the navigable river Irwell at Barton
Bridge is astonishingly grand. It begins
upwards of 200 yds. from the river, which
runs in a valley; over the river itself it is
conveyed by a stone bridge of great
strength and thickness, consisting of three
arches, the centre one of which is 63 ft.
wide and 38 ft. above the surface of the
water, admitting the largest barges navigating the Irwell with masts standing.
The spectator is here gratified with the
extraordinary sight, never before beheld
in this country, of one vessel of burden
sailing over another.' The fares from
Manchester to Worsley were 1s. and 6d.
and 1s. 6d. and 9d. return. There is a
view of the bridge in Aikin's Country
round Manch. 113.
Manch. Guardian N. and Q. no. 361,
1292, where it is stated that bull-baiting
ceased in 1834, and bear-baiting soon
afterwards; no. 974, 1101, refer to a picture of the Wakes. See also E. Axon,
Bygone Lancs. 175. The Wakes continued
to be held, but on private ground.
||The Hist. of Eccles and Barton's Guising War, printed about 1778, is noticed
in Fishwick's Lancs. Lib. 13.
Local Glean. Lancs. and Ches. i, 251.
Lond. Gaz. 7 July 1854. The local
board was constituted the Burial Board in
||Now in the Museum, Manchester
Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Soc. xi, 120.
For these and other crosses see also ibid.
V.C.H. Lancs. i, 248–51.
||Subs. R. bdle. 250, no. 9.
||An elaborate account of Dr. Hewitt,
with portrait and list of works, was given
by Mr. J. P. Earwaker in Local Glean.
Lancs. and Ches. i, 267, &c.
||Gillow, Bibl. Dict. of Engl. Cath. iv,
494; Pal. Note Bk. i, 124. Martinscroft
is not a local name.
||He died in 1733. See Dict. Nat.
Dict. Nat. Biog.
||Gillow, op. cit. iii, 310.
Dict. Nat. Biog.
||The lords of Manchester retained
some portions in their own hands, e.g.
Snydale in Westhoughton.
||In 1195 Hugh Putrell owed 5 marks
for a writ of right concerning the fourth
part of the fee of two knights in Barton
and Worsley, the tenants being Edith,
Lescelina, and Maud; Farrer, Lancs. Pipe
R. 94. This shows that the Barton fee
was originally one of two knights. The
explanation suggested for Hugh Putrell's
claim is that he had married one of four
sisters, whose name is unknown, and that
Edith, Lescelina and Maud were the
others. A difficulty is that while three
parts of the knights' fees were reunited
and came to Edith and Gilbert de Notton,
the other part did not descend in the same
manner. Though Hugh Putrell had
possession of the thegnage manors of
Worsley and Hulton, and granted them to
the ancestor of the Worsley family, they
were found in 1212 to be held by Edith
and her husband; so that Worsley was
retained or regained, while the fourth part
of two knights' fees was lost; Lancs. Inq.
and Extents (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.)
i, 53, 65. In later inquests, however,
Worsley and Hulton were stated to be
held of Hugh Merrill or Hugh Newell;
ibid. 301; Dods. MSS. cxxxi, fol. 37b.
The half of a knight's fee thus alienated
from Barton does not reappear, and must
have been purchased by the lords of Manchester, unless it escheated to them. The
knights' fees of Robert Grelley seem to be
given completely in 1212, so that the lost
Barton half fee must have been granted
out again—perhaps to Richard de Lathom
—or compensated by the new gift to
Robert de Byron; Lancs. Inq. and Extents,
||Two sons of Leysing, named Sweyn
and Leysing, owed money in 1129 for
an agreement between themselves and
Stephen, Count of Mortain, as lord of the
land between Ribble and Mersey; Lancs.
Pipe R. 1. It is suggested that the
younger Leysing may have been the
grandfather of Edith de Barton, and it
may be a confirmation of this that the
Barton family were the successors in
Cadishead of a certain Sweyn; Lancs. Inq.
and Extents, i, 66. Lescelina daughter of
Matthew son of Leysing, lord of Barton,
made a grant in Swinton; ibid. (quoting
Ellesmere D.); and Eda (Edith) daughter of Matthew, already married to Gilbert
de Notton, was plaintiff in 1203; Cur.
Reg. R. 26. The other sister, Maud, is
probably the Maud de Barton who made a
grant in Monton; Whalley Couch. (Chet.
Soc.) iii, 894.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 137, 301.
He was also known as Augustine de
Breightmet, which place in 1212 was held
by William de Notton; ibid. 71. See
Ormerod, Ches. (ed. Helsby), i, 422, citing
the Mobberley charters.
Whalley Couch. ii, 521; Edith, lady
of Barton, with the assent of her husband
Gilbert de Notton, for their salvation and
that of her son John and her daughter,
wife of William de Notton, granted half
of Cadishead to Stanlaw Abbey. Edith
and her husband were in other ways benefactors of this abbey; ibid. i, 46, &c.
The son John had seisin of a moiety of
Mobberley as heir to his father; Ormerod,
Ches. i, 411. William de Notton and
Cecily his wife about 1200 confirmed a
grant to Mobberley which had been made
by Cecily's uncle Patrick with the assent
of her father; ibid. i, 422.
||In October 1220 the sheriff was
directed to put Robert Grelley in seisin
of the fee of one knight and a half in
Barton, because the heir of Edith, formerly
wife of Gilbert de Notton, viz. the son of
Edith's daughter, was under age, and his
wardship belonged to Robert; Rot. Lit.
Claus. (Rec. Com.), 438.
In 1222 Gilbert, described as nepos et
heres of Edith de Barton, had livery of 32
oxgangs of land in Barton and Worsley
and the members; Fine R. 6 Hen. III,
||He sold the advowson of Eccles before
1234 to John de Lacy, because of an
acquittance to Aaron the Jew of York
which Lacy had made; Whalley Couch. i,
41. Aaron son of Joseus the Jew of
York refeoffed Sir Gilbert de Barton of
the manor of Barton, with remainder to
John son of Sir Gilbert, and to Agnes the
daughter; Dods. MSS. clxix, fol. 154b.
Geoffrey de Chetham assigned to Sir
Thomas Grelley the land and rent demised to him by Aaron, to hold until 205
marks should be paid to Sir Thomas,
either by the grantor or by Gilbert de
Barton; ibid. fol. 153b.
||To Thomas Grelley he sold at different times all his right in Westwood, 3
oxgangs of land held by Agnes widow of
Geoffrey de Worsley and by Adam de
Bowdon, 3 oxgangs of land held by Adam
and Thomas de Hulme, 20 oxgangs of
land held by Adam son of Wronow de
Wardley, an orchard called the Imp Yard,
and other lands; De Trafford D. no. 188–
97. To one of these deeds (194) is
appended the seal of Gilbert de Notton,
showing a pile; to another (195) Gilbert
de Barton's own seal, paly of four.
Gilbert de Barton in 1235 granted to
Richard de Bracebridge 3 oxgangs of land
in Brinsop in return for a release of all
claims on the Barton fee; Final Conc.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.) i, 62. In
1241 for a similar release he sold 4 oxgangs of land in Heaton to Richard son of
Christiana de Allerton—probably Richard
de Hulton; ibid. i, 88.
||In 1242 Gilbert de Barton held a
knight's fee and a half of Thomas Grelley,
and Thomas held of the Earl of Ferrers,
and he in chief of the king; Lancs. Inq.
and Extents, i, 153. In 1246 Thomas
Grelley claimed from Gilbert de Barton the
customs and services due in respect of the
fee of a knight and also in respect of 13 oxgangs of land where 17 oxgangs made
half a knight's fee; that he should do suit
at the court of Manchester from three
weeks to three weeks, and render 14s. 8d.
a year as sake fee and castle ward. Gilbert undertook to do this, and promised
not to grant, sell, mortgage or alienate
the said tenement in Barton in the future
without the licence of Thomas Grelley
or his heirs; Final Conc. i, 93.
It is evident from several facts—e.g.
that the Abbot of Cockersand held Westhoughton as one oxgang by the service of
the fortieth part of a knight's fee—that
the original fee of Barton was of eighty oxgangs or ten plough-lands. Of this a fourth
part had been alienated before 1212;
possibly, as above suggested, one ploughland in Aspull, one in Turton and half in
Brockholes. Of the remainder three oxgangs may have been given in alms, so
that seventeen oxgangs were responsible
for the service of half a knight's fee, instead of the original twenty. Of these
seventeen, four must have been sold, so
that Gilbert de Barton was liable only for
the service from thirteen.
At Easter 1250 the complaint was renewed, but with respect to the thirteen
oxgangs only—the rest may have been
sold—and 4s. 1d. for sake fee; but
Thomas Grelley further alleged that Gilbert had granted to his daughter, then
only eight years of age, a moiety of the
tenement. Gilbert was adjudged in the
wrong; Cur. Reg. R. 139, m. 9; 140,
m. 7; Final Conc. i, 117.
There seems to be no record of Gilbert's
sale of the lordship, which is inferred from
the later history.
Gilbert de Barton was a benefactor of
Stanlaw; Whalley Couch. i, 50.
He died in or before 1275, when inquiry was made if he had held four
messuages and certain lands, 6s. 8d. rent,
and two parts of a mill in Barton, then in
the possession of Robert Grelley; a fine
was made by which Robert's right was
acknowledged and he granted certain lands
to Gilbert's son John de Barton and his
heirs; Assize R. 1235, m. 11. This
grant included Salteye, half of Boysnope
and land between the Irwell and Chat
Moss; Copped Greave, Deep Lache, Derboch, and the Hay are mentioned among
Whalley Couch. iii, 881. John de Barton in this as in other deeds is described
as 'son and heir' of Sir Gilbert, though
Agnes is called 'daughter and heir.' The
Barton fee released to Robert Grelley
(who died in 1282) comprised, in addition
to Barton proper, the whole or parts of
Aspull, Brinsop, Westhoughton, Hulton, Halliwell, Breightmet, Farnworth,
Northdene, Eccles, Monton, Worsley,
Westwood, Winton, Newham, Irlam,
Bromyhurst, Davyhulme, Dumplington,
Whittleswick, and Crompton with Belemoor. These were held by various tenures; the knight's fee and a half held of
the barony of Manchester is supposed to
have been originally constituted as follows:
Barton, Eccles, Dumplington, Farnworth,
Westhoughton, Brinsop, Aspull, and
Heaton under Horwich—one fee; and
Irlam, Davyhulme, Bromyhurst, Newham,
Winton, Monton, and Whittleswick—
half a fee; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 54;
Mamecestre, ii, 379, where eight oxgangs
of land in the last-named hamlets and in
Barton are said to have rendered the
service for the half-fee in 1322.
By another charter John son and heir
of Sir Gilbert de Barton granted to Robert
Grelley the services of David de Hulton,
Roger de Pendlebury, Richard de Urmston, Robert de Hulton, Germain de
Newham, Richard de Winton, Roger de
Eccles (chaplain), William de Eccles
(clerk), Iarfrid de Barton, Ellis de Barton,
William son of Stephen de Barton,
Thomas son of Adam de Hulme, Adam
son of Thomas de Hulme, Alexander the
Mey, Robert de Birches, John son of
Ralph the Ferryman, Adam son of Henry
de Irlam and John de Bromyhurst; De
Trafford D. no. 201. In the same collection (202–205) are the charter cited
above from the Whalley Couch. and others
connected with the transfer. In 1302
John de Barton released to Thomas
Grelley all his claim arising from the
withdrawal, after the death of Sir Robert
Grelley, of a robe of the suit of his esquires and of maintenance for a groom
and horse; Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 151.
Sir Gilbert had a brother William, who
died without issue; Duchy of Lanc.
Assize R. 6, m. 2d. (Sept. 1357); yet
two years earlier (1355) John de Barton
had claimed a messuage and lands against
Richard son of William de Barton; ibid.
R. 4, m. 5.
||Sir Gilbert de Barton granted to
Agnes, his 'daughter and heir,' for her
marriage a moiety of the vill of Barton
in homages and services, of Dumplington
and Hulme in demesnes and services, of
Irlam, &c., in services; Dods. MSS. cxlix,
fol. 150. He granted her wardship to
Sir John de Blackburn, and she was to
be married to his eldest son and heir;
ibid. 150b. Sir John, however, released
to Sir Thomas Grelley the said wardship
and marriage; ibid.
There was another daughter Alice, who
made grants of land near Boysnope; De
Trafford D. no. 206–09; also a daughter
Amery; Assize R. 408, m. 16.
||It appears that Agnes was married to
John Grelley, whose place in the Grelley
pedigree is unknown; for Loretta, daughter of John Grelley, was in 1292 a
plaintiff in a Barton case; Assize R. 408,
m. 4 d. Agnes, as daughter of Gilbert de
Barton, was plaintiff from 1275 onwards
in various suits respecting the manor.
Against Peter Grelley, uncle of Robert,
she sought half the manor in 1275, and
next year demanded two-thirds, or twothirds of a moiety, against Robert Grelley;
De Banco R. 7, m. 21; 13, m. 3; 17,
m. 25d. Cecily, the widow of Gilbert de
Barton, had the other third; ibid. R. 33,
m. 48; see De Trafford D. no. 199, 200.
Agnes may have married, secondly,
Alexander le Mey of Bromyhurst; Alexander and his wife Agnes in 1277 granted
to the former's son Alexander a messuage
and two parts of an oxgang of land in
Barton, to be held of the heirs of Agnes;
Final Conc. i, 152. If so, she was living,
a widow, in 1292; Assize R. 408, m. 32,
3 d. The Mey family long continued to
hold lands in Barton.
||John de Barton was engaged in
various suits regarding the manor in 1278
and 1279; De Banco R. 27, m. 39 d,
43 d.; 30, m. 48.
Thomas del Booth and Gilbert de Barton, with his sons Hugh, Edmund, and
John, were implicated in a seizure of
cattle and assault at Barton in 1345;
De Banco R. 344, m. 21. Gilbert de
Barton was a defendant in 1353; Assize
R. 435, m. 4. In the following year
John son of Gilbert son of John de Barton
claimed certain lands in Barton which his
father Gilbert had demised to Robert de
Hulme and his heirs; Duchy of Lanc.
Assize R. 3, m. 3. In 1361 he claimed
two-thirds of the manor of Barton against
Roger La Warre, Eleanor his wife, Thomas
del Booth, and Ellen his wife; Assize R.
440, m. 1.
In 1360 John de Barton and Robert
his son granted Thomas del Booth an acre
by the Pool Brook near the Pool Bridge,
to strengthen Thomas's mill race and
enlarge the mill pool; De Trafford D.
no. 224. In 1363 John de Barton, in
conjunction with Denise his wife and
Robert his son, enfeoffed Thomas del
Booth and Ellen his wife of all their
lands in Barton, between Eccles and
Irlam and between Newham and Davyhulme, for an annuity of 20s.; ibid. no.
225. Releases were afterwards given by
Alice and Margaret sisters of Robert de
Barton, and by Edmund, a son of Gilbert
de Barton; ibid. no. 227, 228.
In 1388 Maud, widow of Robert son
of John de Barton, released to John del
Booth her rights, including her dower in
Boysnope, for a rent of 30s.; ibid. no.
232, 233. In 1404 Thomas de Barton
allowed John del Booth and his heirs to
bear his arms—three boars' heads sable;
Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 160b.; Ormerod,
Ches. (ed. Helsby) i, 524; while in 1423
Thomas son of Gilbert de Barton, perhaps
the same person, gave a release to Thomas
del Booth of all his right in the manor of
Barton, and in all messuages, lands and
tenements, rents and services in the vill;
De Trafford D. no. 239. With regard to the permission to use the Barton
arms, it may be noted that variations of
the coat had already been assumed by the
Booths; Visit. 1533 (Chet. Soc.) 79; also
De Trafford D. no. 256.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 246. There
were 40 acres in the demesne, bringing in
26s. 8d. a year; a garden and plat of
meadow were in the lord's hands; the
fishery yielded 18d. and the herbage and
pannage 9s.; perquisites of the halmote
were valued at 5s.; lands let brought in
38s. 8d.; and the rents of the free tenants 17s. 11½d.; the mill was worth 45s.
a year, but one-third was held as dower
by the widow of Sir Gilbert de Barton.
Mamecestre, ii, 362, 379. The mill
of Barton, situated by the Irwell, was
worth 40s. in 1322; the tenants of the
lord ground thereat to the sixteenth measure. A several fishery between Barton
ford and Frith ford was worth 8d.;
four fens had been partially inclosed for
building upon, and with some arable land
let at 12s.; ibid. 371, 372, 364. The
lord's tenants of Irlam and seven other
hamlets held eight oxgangs of land, and
paid 16d. sake fee, 5s. for castle ward, and
provided puture for the serjeants; ibid.
||Loretta, as daughter of Agnes daughter of Sir Gilbert de Barton, released her
lands in Barton to her trustee, Ralph de
Monton, chaplain; De Trafford D. no.
210. No direct proof of the marriage
with John del Booth has been met with,
but it may be assumed from the descent of
the lands; Loretta is not heard of again.
||Averia, wife of Adam son of Simon
de Barton, in 1284 demanded against John
de Barton a messuage in Barton, and
against John del Booths an oxgang of land
in the same vill; De Banco R. 52, m. 24.
In 1292 Amery, daughter of Gilbert de
Barton claimed land in Barton against
John del Booths, but was non-suited on
failing to appear; Assize R. 408, m. 16.
Ten years later John de Booths did not
prosecute a claim against Cecily widow of
Gilbert de Barton; Assize R. 418, m. 8.
The plural form, Booths, which occasionally appears, leads to the supposition
that the place from which this family
derived its name was Booths in Worsley.
If so, the founder of it may be identified
with a John de Booths, who as late as
1303 was claimed by Henry de Worsley as
his native and fugitive, but who produced
Henry's charter, releasing to him all
action of nativity, so that he with his
sequel and chattels should remain free and
of free condition for ever; De Banco R.
145, m. 1 d.
||By fine in 1307 a settlement of lands
in Barton was made, Robert son of John
del Booths being plaintiff, and John del
Booth of Barton deforciant; Mr. Earwaker's note. Robert de Booth attested
charters in 1317 and 1325; De Trafford
D. no. 265, 264. Agnes widow of
Robert del Booth is named at Easter,
1354; Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 3,
||John son of Gilbert de Barton in
1343 granted to Thomas del Booth and
his tenants at Bickford common of pasture
on Pool Moss in Barton, viz., between
Pool Brook and Sandyford under Harley
Cliff in Boysnope, and between the fences
of Poolfields and the bounds of Worsley
upon Chat Moss; Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol.
158b. Thomas del Booth had claimed
common of pasture as the right of his
father Robert, dispossessed by Gilbert de
Barton, John his son and Denise his wife,
and Robert son of John; De Banco R.
334, m. 179 d.
In 1345 John La Warre, lord of Manchester, and Joan his wife granted to
Thomas son of Robert del Booth 30 acres
of the waste in Barton at a rent of 10s.,
with remainder to John son of Emma de
Bury, brother of the said Thomas; Dods.
MSS. cxlix, fol. 157b. Roger La Warre,
lord of Manchester, confirmed to Thomas
del Booth all the lands, &c., in Barton
which had descended to him from his
father, and his other lands more recently
acquired; ibid. fol. 160b. Roger La
Warre in 1355, after reciting that John
La Warre had granted Thomas del Booth
30 acres in Barton at a rent of 29s. 4d.,
and 30 acres of the waste at a rent of
10s.; and that Joan La Warre and Roger
had granted to Thomas and Ellen his wife
and their heirs 10 acres for the rent of 1d.
during the life of Thomas and 5s. afterwards, reduced the total rent to 2d. a year
for the life of Thomas and his sons
Thurstan and Robert, 44s. 4d. to be paid
afterwards, and granted other lands; De
Trafford D. no. 219. The rent was in
1357 reduced to 1d. after the death of
Thomas; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv,
no. 15. Roger, a son of Thomas, is named
in 1362; De Banco R. 418, m. 1 d.
||In 1369 Ellen his widow appeared
against John son of Thomas de Hulme,
Robert son of Richard de Worsley, and
many others, concerning her husband's
death; Coram Rege R. 434, m. 11 d.
John de Hulme was pardoned in 1384 for
his share in the matter; Cal. Pat. 1381–5,
||Raines, Chantries (Chet. Soc.), 131.
His will is printed in Baines, Lancs. (ed.
1868), i, 283; from Harl. MS. 2112, fol.
133/169. Licences for his oratories were
granted to Thomas del Booth of Barton in
1361, 1365, and 1366; Lich. Epis. Reg.
v, fol. 6, 11, 15b.
||For Sir Robert Booth and his descendants see Ormerod, Ches. (ed. Helsby), i,
523, &c. For Roger, ibid. ii, 382.
William Booth, after study at Cambridge, became prebendary of Southwell in
1416, and steadily rose till he was made
Bishop of Lichfield in 1447 and Archbishop of York in 1452. He founded
the Jesus Chantry at Eccles. He died
at Southwell in 1464, and his will is
printed in Test. Ebor. (Surtees Soc.), ii,
264. There is a notice of him in Dict.
Lawrence Booth, master of Pembroke
Hall, Cambridge, from 1450 till his death,
and chancellor of that university, adhered
to the Lancastrian side in the wars of the
Roses, being chancellor of Queen Margaret and tutor to her son the Prince of
Wales. He became Bishop of Durham in
1457, and though suspected by Edward
IV, was afterwards reconciled to him, and
was Lord Chancellor in 1473–4. He was
promoted to the archbishopric of York in
1476, and died four years later. See
Dict. Nat. Biog. He founded a chantry
in Eccles Church.
The Booth family provided other notable ecclesiastics in the 15th century.
||Towneley MS. DD. no. 1486; Dep.
Keeper's Rep. xxxiii, App. 24–5. John del
Booth was knight of the shire in 1411 and
1420; Pink and Beaven, Parl. Repre. of
Lancs. 47, 51.
There are grants of land to John son of
Thomas de Booth in De Trafford D. no.
232, &c. John de Booth of Barton
had licence for his oratories in 1421;
Lich. Epis. Reg. ix, fol. 3b.
||In 1421 Thomas son of John Booth
leased to his brother Robert the land called
Westslack, as recently inclosed; De Trafford D. no. 238. In 1429 Thomas
Booth the elder and Thomas his son were
defendants in a Barton case; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 2, m. 14. Sir Thomas
Booth was living in 1445; ibid. R. 8, m.
20, 37b. In 1454 William Booth, Archbishop of York, and Sir Robert Booth,
sons of John Booth, as surviving feoffees,
granted to Thomas, son and heir of Sir
Thomas Booth, various lands in Salford,
Flixton, Hulme, and Croft, with ultimate
remainders to the heirs male of John
Booth; De Trafford D. no. 102.
Nicholas Booth of Barton, and Henry,
sons of Sir Thomas Booth, were with
others in 1445 called to answer Alice
widow of Nicholas Johnson, who accused
them of the death of her husband; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 8, m. 29; 9, m. 27.
||He was made a knight by Lord
Stanley in the Scottish Expedition of
1482; Metcalfe, Book of Knights, 7. Sir
John was made a justice of the peace in
1487; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 162.
||The statement is an inference from
the date of his death, 9 Sept. 1513;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv, 15. The
inquisition gives an outline of his descent
from Thomas del Booth 1357, which has
been followed in the text.
||Ibid. vi, no. 46; the manor of Barton,
Barton Hall, and lands in Barton, Irlam,
Hulme, Newham, &c., Poolmill, Barton
Mill, Croft Mill and fishery, &c., were
held of the lord of Manchester in socage
by 1d. rent. Dorothy [Boteler] his wife
survived him. John, the heir, was only
a year old. At the Visit. of 1533 he
was said to be six years of age; Chet. Soc.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xi, 39.
The estate included 200 messuages, three
water mills, a fulling mill, &c., in Barton,
Manchester, Bradford, Openshaw, Higher
and Lower Ardwick, Pyecroft, Florelache,
Marshallfield, and Salford; the lands in
Salford were held of the queen in socage
by a rent of 4s., but all the rest were held
of Lord La Warre. Anne, the widow,
afterwards married Sir William Davenport,
and was in possession of her dower in
1564, when the inquisition was taken;
she was the daughter of Sir Richard
Brereton of Worsley, and was still living
at Bramhall in 1576. For a suit between
her and her son John Booth in 1559, see
Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), ii, 209.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xii, 8; the
ages of the daughters are thus given:—
Margaret Trafford, 15; Anne, 13; Dorothy, 12; and Katherine, 12. Katherine
died early in 1582 while still under age
and in the queen's guardianship, holding,
as it was wrongly stated, a fourth part of
the manor of Barton by the fourth part of
a knight's fee; ibid. xiv, 13. The marriage agreement between Edmund Trafford and John Booth for the marriage of
the former's son Edmund with Margaret,
'daughter and heir' of the latter, is printed
in the Visit. of 1533, vii-ix. In 1574
John Booth had a dispute with his fatherin-law, Sir Piers Legh, as to his wife's
marriage portion; Ducatus Lanc. iii, 14.
||From an abstract of title prepared
about 1700 in the possession of W.
Farrer. The pedigree is given in Ormerod, Ches. i, 462; also Visit. of 1664, p.
179. Anne Booth married George Legh
in 1587; she was dead in 1612, when
her son George married Frances Brooke.
George Legh paid £10 in 1631 on declining knighthood; Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 215. In 1651 he complained that his estate had been sequestered, though he had always assisted the
Parliament, lent money, and taken the
Engagement. It appeared that before the
war had actually broken out he had sent
two men armed to the force raised by Lord
Strange, but had afterwards taken refuge in
Manchester; Cal. of Com. for Compounding, iv, 2898; Royalist Comp. P. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), iv, 78.
George, the grandson, who died in
1674, bequeathed his lands in Barton to
his wife for life, and his lands in Manchester to his sister Elizabeth for her life,
with remainder to his cousin Richard Legh
and male issue, and then to Thomas
Legh. Elizabeth agreed to this settlement.
It appears from the fines that a settlement of the manor was made in 1586,
Sir Peter Legh and Sir Edmund Trafford
being plaintiffs, and Edmund Trafford and
Margaret his wife, Anne Booth, and John
Molyneux and Dorothy his wife, deforciants; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 48,
m. 4. In 1588 a settlement was made
on George Legh and Anne his wife, the
estate being forty houses, 400 acres of
land, &c., in Barton, Openshaw, &c.;
ibid. bdle. 50, m. 115. For John Molyneux, see Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xvii,
Dorothy Booth's share descended to a
daughter, who married Robert Charnock
of Astley in Chorley, and their daughter
and heir married Richard son of Sir Peter
Brooke of Mere in Cheshire; Visit. of
1613, p. 9; Ormerod, op. cit. i, 465.
||a Baines, Lancs.
||The manor of Barton has been regularly included in the records of Trafford
estates; see Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), iii, 329; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 80, no. 4; 100, no. 22;
282, no. 99.
||Information of Messrs. Taylor, Kirkman & Co.
||There is no variation in the spelling
of the name calling for notice, except
Whalley Couch. i, 42. William de
Eccles released 8 acres belonging to the
church of Eccles in exchange for half an
oxgang of the church land, formerly held
for life. To John his brother the same
William granted 16 acres in the vill of
Eccles; ibid. i, 43. Monithorns was adjacent to Eccles and to Monton, and was
granted by Gilbert de Barton to the monks
in pure alms; a pit at Sevenlows was one
of the boundaries; ibid. i, 50, 49. Iorwerth son of Morgan de Barton and
Agnes his wife released all their claim to
Monithorns in consideration of a payment
of 6s.; ibid. iii, 921. Iorwerth de Barton
and Richard his son were also benefactors
regarding Westwood; ibid. iii, 912–13.
||In 1394 Richard de Burghton
[Broughton] granted to Henry del Monks
and Margaret his wife all his messuages
and lands in the vill of Barton; Earwaker MSS. There was thus a family
surnamed Monks living in the township,
who may have given a name to Monks'
Hall, or taken one from it.
||a Anderton of Lostock D. (Mr.
Stonor), no. 112. A pleading of 1632
shows that Ellis Hey of Monkton Hall in
Eccles, Chorlton Hall, Bolton le Moors,
&c., had a son and heir Ellis, then married to Mary, daughter of Stephen Radley;
Pleas of Crown, Lanc. bdle. 331. The
younger Ellis and his wife were both
||b Dugdale, Visit. 133; they are described as of Chorlton Hall in 1664.
Dorothy Hey occurs at Irlam in 1529;
Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), i, 136. John
Hey about 1540 held a house, garden, and
land at Frearforth Green in Monton, paying 13s. 4d. a year to the Abbot of Whalley; Couch. iv, 1238. Roger Hey in
1541 contributed to the subsidy 'for
goods'; Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 140. In 1552 Thomas Hey
and Isabel his wife had a suit with Robert Edge, Margaret his wife, Thurstan
Woodward and Ellen his wife, respecting
a house, &c., at Eccles; Ducatus Lanc.
||Ellis Hey of Monks' Hall was, about
1647, stated to be 'very old and infirm,
and too much in debt to compound'; but
later he or the trustees of his infant grandson and heir paid a fine of £309 for his
'delinquency in assisting the forces raised
against the Parliament'; Cal. of Com. for
Compounding, iii, 1923; Royalist Comp.
Papers, iii, 221.
||Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. v, 3.
||a Raines, in Gastrell's Notitia, ii, 53.
||Canon Raines (loc. cit.) says that
when it was a farm-house the public had
the privilege of a passage way through
||She married Willis in 1681.
||Mr. John Harland prevented the
coins from being dispersed in the first
||From the Vawdrey deeds it appears
that Thomas Valentine, living in 1476
and 1487, had sons John, George, and
Geoffrey. John, who was dead in 1508,
had sons John and Thomas, of whom the
latter survived. Thomas Valentine of
Bentcliffe, son of John Valentine, and his
mother Joan Langtree, widow, in 1516
made a feoffment of messuages, lands, &c.,
in Eccles, Barton, Little Houghton, Worsley, and Bedford. In 1536 he granted all
his lands in Eccles, Barton, and Worsley,
to his bastard sons John and Richard for
life, with remainder to his right heirs.
It is probable that this was the Thomas
Valentine of Bentcliffe—the place is also
called Bencliffe and Beancliffe—whose
will (dated 1550) is printed by Piccope,
Wills (Chet. Soc.), ii, 134, his son Richard
being the chief beneficiary.
Whalley Couch. i, 43.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. x, 31.
||Thomas Valentine was buried at
Eccles 21 Apr. 1614, and his son John
30 Mar. 1625. For the latter, see Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxv, 18. John his
son and heir was born in 1611.
||Vawdrey D. Cal. of Com. for Compounding, iv, 2725. He recorded a pedigree in
1664, giving his age as fifty-five; Dugdale,
Visit. 320. He died early in 1681, and
his son Thomas was buried a week after
his father. Richard Valentine, the son
and heir, was born in 1675, and appointed
sheriff of the county in 1713. He died
two years later, and by his will (1714)
left Bentcliffe to 'Thomas Valentine,
clerk, formerly of Dublin College, his
kinsman.' This Thomas is believed to
have been the son of Francis Valentine of
Manchester, younger brother of Richard's
father. Thomas Valentine lived at Frankford in Kilglass, co. Sligo, and 'in 1766
(1763) devised the estate to Samuel, eldest
son of John Valentine of Boston in New
England, by a member of which family
the hall and 50 acres of land were sold
about the year 1792 to a Mr. Partington';
Piccope, Wills, loc. cit. Samuel Valentine of Bentcliffe paid a duchy rent of
32s. 7d. in 1779; Duchy of Lanc. Rentals, 14/25.
This account of the Valentines is taken
partly from the late Mr. Earwaker's notes
on the family, compiled from the Eccles
registers, wills at Chester, and other
||26 May 1892.
||4 Aug. 1894.
||The library was established in 1904,
and the present building erected in 1908.
Information of Mr. C. J. Mellor, librarian.
||The tramways are worked by Salford
||A full description of the boundaries
is given in the council's Year-book, communicated to the editors by the town
clerk, Mr. E. Parkes.
||Maunton, Mawinton, xiii cent.
||Rentals and Surv. 379, m. 13.
Monton was rated as 3 oxgangs of land,
as appears by a charter of Maud de Barton
granting half an oxgang there, 'to wit, the
sixth part of the town'; Whalley Couch.
i, 56. The abbot's holding is described
as 2 oxgangs in 1324; Dods. MSS. cxxxi,
fol. 37b. The survey of 1346 records
that the Abbot of Whalley held half the
land in Monton in socage by a rent of 6s.;
Lord La Warre and the Abbot of Cockersand held the rest, the Abbot of Whalley
holding of them; Add. MSS. 32103,
fol. 146. The rent of 6s. appears in
the sheriff's compotus of 1348; while
in an extent made in 1445–6 it is recorded that 'the abbot of Whalley holds
the moiety of all the lands and tenements
in Monton in socage, and renders 6s.
yearly; he says that he holds in frank
almoign'; Duchy of Lanc. Knights' Fees,
Hugh the clerk of Eccles, who held
1 oxgang, gave 10 acres in Monton and
Old Monton to Cockersand Abbey; Chart.
(Chet. Soc.), ii, 702, 703.
The Whalley lands were derived largely
from grants by the Byron and Worsley
families. Early in the 13th century
Maud daughter of Matthew de Barton
granted half an oxgang of land in Monton
to William the Clerk of Eccles, at a rent
of 10d., with free common on her lands
in Swinton, Little Houghton, and Monton; Whalley Couch. iii, 894. William
the Clerk sold all his right to Geoffrey de
Byron for 13 marks; ibid. 891. Gilbert
de Barton granted land as an appurtenance
of Monton to Geoffrey, the bounds beginning at Gildenhaleford, following the
hedge of Eccles as far as the monks' gate,
across Westslack to the brook by Torthalen,
and along the brook to Caldebrook and up
this to Denebrook; ibid. 880. Richard
de Monton son of Hugh the Clerk, and
Ellen the daughter of Geoffrey de Byron,
granted to Geoffrey son of Geoffrey de
Byron lands of his mother in Monton,
the rents being, to Cockersand 12d. and
to Richard de Worsley 16d.; ibid. 898.
Geoffrey de Worsley granted an oxgang of
land in Monton, previously held by Adam
de Kenyon, to Richard son of Geoffrey de
Byron, and this seems to have come to
the younger Geoffrey as heir of his brother
Richard; Whalley Couch. iii, 897; Assize
R. 404, m. 7.
The two Geoffreys de Byron had various
lawsuits respecting their properties in
Barton and Worsley from 1250 onwards;
Cur. Reg. R. 162, m. 3 d.; 171, m. 8 d.;
178, m. 13 d.; Assize R. 1235, m. 11 d.
Geoffrey the son finally granted his manor
of Monton, with lands in Swinton, to the
monks of Stanlaw; Whalley Couch. iii,
877. It was alleged that he was of unsound mind at the time, having been
paralysed; and the monks had to refute
this charge, and thought it prudent to
procure releases and quitclaims from all
those who could in any way allege a title
to the lands included in the grant: Edmund Earl of Lancaster, Richard son of
Geoffrey de Worsley, Henry de Worsley,
Isabel daughter of Geoffrey de Byron and
sister of the grantor, and Ellen another
daughter of the elder Geoffrey; ibid.
At the grange of Monton in 1291 the
monks were found to hold 2 plough-lands
worth 30s. a year, assized rents of 33s.,
and profit of store cattle, 26s. 8d.; ibid. i,
||In 1292 Agnes widow of Richara de
Monton made a claim for dower in an
oxgang of land in Monton, but on the
abbot showing that she had lived in adultery with Elias de Whittleswick and then
with William le Norreys, and had never
been reconciled to her husband, her claim
was refused; Assize R. 408, m. 1 d.
Henry son and heir of Richard de Worsley
in 1296 granted to Geoffrey son of Thomas
son of Litcock de Salford the rents due
to him from the monks of Whalley, viz.
2s. 8d. in Monton, 2s. 3d. in Swinton, and
3s. in Little Houghton; Ellesmere D.
In 1465 Ottiwell Worsley, Rose his
wife, and Rowland the son, granted to
Robert Lawe, vicar of Eccles, and John
Reddish of the Monks' Hall, the elder,
the lands called Monton, Monton Hey,
the mill, the Westwood, Huntington
Clough, &c., held of the Abbot and Convent of Whalley for a term of years, at
the rent of £9 10s. 8d.; 6s. was due to
the king and 11d. to the lord of Barton;
Ellesmere D. no. 35.
||The survey made for the king at
that time states that the court had always
been held at Eccles for the hamlets within
the parish. The mill was a corn-mill, out
of repair. The tenants of Monton and
Swinton had common on Swinton Moor,
and the abbot used to pay 7s. 11d. to the
lord of Worsley; the tenants of Monton
also had common in the pasture of Alveshaw. They were not to fell timber
without the licence of the lord or his
officers; Whalley Couch. iv, 1236–40.
||Pat. 32 Hen. VIII, pt. iv; see also
Duchy of Lanc. Pleadings, cxv, B, 4.
||In a fine of 1607 regarding the
manor of Monton and various messuages
and lands in Barton and Worsley, Roger
Downes was plaintiff and Sir John Radcliffe with Oswald Mosley, jun., and Anne
his wife, deforciants; Pal. of Lanc. Feet
of F. bdle. 71, m. 41. In the fine of
1612 Sir John Radcliffe and Alice his
wife were the deforciants; ibid. bdle. 82,
m. 31. In the inquisition taken in 1639
after the death of Roger Downes of Wardley, Monton is not described as a manor,
but the lands, &c., there were said to be
held of the king by knight's service;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvii, 54.
||Simon del Slack in 1329 granted to
a feoffee all his land in Barton, with the
rent of 7d. and the homage and other
services due from John son of John de
Prestwich; De Trafford D. no. 213.
Richard son of Simon sold all his rights
in the Slack to Thomas del Booth in
1348; ibid. no. 217; Dods. MSS. cxlix,
fol. 157, 158. Thurstan son of Thomas
del Booth claimed a messuage and lands in
Barton in 1359 against William son of
Simon del Slack; Duchy of Lanc. Assize
R. 7, m. 1.
||Thomas Grelley, who died in 1262,
granted to Richard de Winton 7 acres,
within bounds beginning where Tordal
Syke ran down to Caldebrook, at a rent
of 14d.; Whalley Couch. iii, 910.
Richard son of Richard the Rymour of
Winton in 1277 released his right in
Westwood to the monks of Stanlaw, and
about the same time made a grant of land
near Blakelow in the field of Eccles;
Agnes his widow in 1284 released her
claim for dower in return for a cow, &c.,
given by the monks; ibid. 909–11. John
de Winton also released his claim to
Westwood; ibid. 912. Richard the
Rymour and John his brother attested a
Barton charter; De Trafford D. no.
206. Margaret widow of Henry de
Worsley and John de Winton were in
1326 charged with trespass by digging in
the Abbot of Whalley's turbary in Swinton; De Banco R. 264, m. 57 d.
In 1531 the Abbot of Whalley leased
to John Booth of Barton Westslack,
Kitepool (Kepill), and Westwood, at a
rent of £2 5s.; Whalley Couch. iv, 1241.
||In 1353, at Pentecost, Richard de
Wydale and Cecily his wife obtained a
messuage and lands in Barton from Margery widow of John de Winton, and
John, Alice, Cecily, and Ellen his children; Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 2, m. 1 d.
This appears to be connected with an
earlier suit, in which John son of Roger
de Barlow claimed from Cecily daughter
of David de Hulton, Thomas del Booth,
and John son of Robert de Worsley, two
messuages and 24 acres in Barton; Ellen,
the mother of Cecily, had settled these
lands on her, but had afterwards married
the plaintiff and given them to him, and
Cecily, under age, had been induced to
release her claim. It was held that she
was justified in repudiating the release;
ibid. R. 1, m. 3. The former suit was
still proceeding in 1359; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xxxii, App. 340. Alice, Emma, and
Cecily, daughters of Margaret de Winton,
were charged with depasturing at Barton
in 1362; De Banco R. 411, m. 233 d.
Richard Wedall, one of the charterers
of Barton, died in 1523, and his son and
heir, being a minor, became the ward of
John Booth; Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 165.
Giles Wedall contributed to the subsidy
in 1541, 'for goods'; Misc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 140.
||William son of Odo de Newham
occurs as defendant in 1261; Cur. Reg.
R. 171, m. 8 d. In 1275 Germain de
Newham complained that Geoffrey de
Byron of Monton and Robert Abbot of
Stanlaw had deprived him of his common
of pasture in 100 acres of wood in Barton. Geoffrey replied that he had by a
hey inclosed 30 acres of the said 100
acres, and that the abbot held that inclosed portion, but the plaintiff had never
had any right in it, though he might
have in the residue; Assize R. 1235,
m. 11 d.; 1238, m. 34. Margery the
daughter of Germain de Newham about
1295 married Thomas son of Thomas de
Hulme; De Trafford D. no. 251.
In 1351 Hawise widow of Richard de
Newham claimed dower in two messuages
and various lands in Barton, Hugh son of
Gilbert de Barton being the defendant;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 1, m. 1 d. By
fine in 1385 an assignment of dower was
made to Margery de Newham out of the
estate of John son of Richard de Newham, by the intervention of John son of
William de Newham. The tenement
was two messuages, 40 acres of land, &c.;
Final Conc. iii, 24.
'Robert Cliveley of Newham within
Barton' occurs in a deed of 1664.
||A mediety of the wood of Boylsnape
was among the lands granted to John de
Barton by Robert Grelley; De Trafford
D. no. 203. Alice daughter of Gilbert de Barton, in a grant of lands and
easements, excepted Boylissnape in reciting 'pannage in all the woods of the
vill of Barton'; ibid. no. 206.
In 1322 the lord of Manchester had
in Boysnope 12 acres of pasture worth
6s.; and the third part of the wood, being
covered with oaks, was attached to
Cuerdley Wood; Mamecestre, ii, 367, 370.
Maud widow of Robert de Barton leased
to John son of Thomas del Booth all her
dower lands, &c., in the Boylsnape egh in
1388; De Trafford D. no. 233.
||Irwulham (1292); 'Irlam alias Irwellham' (1680).
||In 1322 Irlam, like Newham, Winton, and Monton, was a hamlet of Barton,
in the possession of the lord of Manchester; Mamecestre, ii, 379.
||Dolfin de Irlam about 1190 granted
his part of the land between the crooked
oak and the stub at the head of Wulpitcroft, and his part of the wood between
Elmtree Pool and Elbrook, to the canons
of Cockersand; Simon, the brother of
Dolfin, and John de Hulme concurred,
Cockersand Chartul. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 719–
21. About 1245 Henry, Abbot of Cockersand, granted this land to Geoffrey de
Irlam and his heirs at a rent of 16d.; a
mark of silver was to be paid at death in
lieu of relief, and half a mark at the
death of a wife; ibid. 722. In 1461
Richard del Booth held land in Irlam at
a rent of 16d.; ibid. iv, 1238.
William son of Avice de Irlam granted
to Adam son of William de Irlam certain
lands upon the 'Ruedis' between the
high road and the marsh, at the rent of a
pair of white gloves or 1d.; De Trafford
D. no. 259. In 1292 inquiry was
made if William son of Avice de Irlam,
uncle of William son of Cecily de Irlam,
had been seised of a messuage and land
then tenanted by Adam de Didsbury and
Margery his wife; Adam stating that he
held by grant of Cecily sister and heir of
the former William. The charter was
alleged to be a forgery, but a verdict was
given for Adam; Assize R. 408, m. 5 d.
||Adam de Irlam (see last note) was
defendant in suits respecting lands in
1278 and 1279, the plaintiffs being
Richard and Ralph de Irlam; De Banco
R. 23, m. 53; 24, m. 4; 28, m. 33.
Agnes widow of Adam in 1301 released
to Richard de Hulton the elder all her
right in her husband's lands; De Trafford
D. no. 262; while Thomas, the son of
Adam, had in 1298 leased all his lands in
Irlam for six years to William de Hulton,
excepting the dower lands of his mother
Agnes; Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 162b.
Richard son of John de Irlam granted
to Richard de Hulton part of his land on
'Ruyedishe' in Irlam; ibid. fol. 162. To
William son of John de Irlam, Richard
son of Richard the Harper released all
his claim upon Plumtree Butt, Thomas
son of Richard de Irlam being a witness;
De Trafford D. no. 263, 266. In 1317
William son of William son of John de
Irlam granted all his lands in Irlam to
Richard de Hulton; ibid. no. 265.
||Richard de Hulton in 1306 gave his
son Adam lands in Irlam and Sharples
and the mill pool of Flixton, with the
service of John son of William de Hulton from all lands in Irlam; Dods. MSS.
cxlix, fol. 162.
In 1324 Margaret widow of Adam
de Pendlebury claimed as dower the third
part of a plough-land in Irlam; Richard
de Hulton was defendant, and charged
Margaret with adultery, but she alleged
that she had been reconciled to her husband; De Banco R. 248, m. 154 d.
Richard de Hulton in 1325 gave to
Robert son of Adam de Hulton, for life,
all his lands in the hamlet of Irlam in
the vill of Barton, excepting those which
he had acquired from Adam del Birches
of Didsbury; Robert and his tenants were
to grind their corn at Richard's mill at
Flixton to the twentieth measure; De
Trafford D. no. 264. The grandson,
Richard de Hulton, made a similar grant
in 1331 (ibid. no. 267), and in 1334 gave
to John son of Henry de Hulton [of
Farnworth] his purparty of the waste of
Irlam, then held for life by Robert son of
John de Hulton; John de Hulton and
his tenants were to grind at the Flixton
mill, without giving multure, being 'hopper free' for ever. William son of Ellen
de Irlam, one of the tenants, paid an
arrow as rent; ibid. no. 270–2. Adam
de Hulton granted his lands in Irlam to
his son Robert in 1340, with remainder
to another son, Adam; ibid. no. 269.
The Booths of Barton acquired lands from
Cecily daughter of David de Hulton in
1350 from John de Barton in 1362,
and from Henry son of John de Hulton
of Irlam in 1425; ibid. no. 273–5. In the
last grant the 'Ferry houses' are mentioned; in 1360 there lived William del
Ferry of Irlam; Assize R. 451, m. 3.
Adam son of Adam de Hulton in 1368
sold his lands in Irlam to Thomas del
Booth; Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 163.
The Hultons of Farnworth continued
to hold land in Irlam in socage of the
lords of Manchester; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Chet. Soc.), ii, 6. The Booths of Barton and Asshaws of Shaw were also landowners in the 16th century, as appears by
the Cal. of Inquisitions p.m. In 1563
John Booth acquired from Richard Dutton messuages and lands in Irlam, and a
free fishery in the Irwell; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 25, m. 269.
||Richard de Irlam and Alice his wife
and Thomas (son of Richard) and Maud
his wife were plaintiffs in 1360; Duchy
of Lanc. Assize R. 8, m. 13. William
Irlam occurs in 1472; Agecroft D.
no. 345. In 1580 John Johnson alias
Irlam and Edmund Hey were deforciants
in a fine respecting property in Irlam,
Humphrey Barlow and Ellis Hey being
the plaintiffs; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle. 42, m. 181. Thomas Irlam and
Isabel his wife in 1584 sold land to Humphrey Barlow; ibid. bdle. 46, m. 98.
Thomas Irlam of Barton in 1631 paid
£10 on declining knighthood; Misc.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 215.
Frances Irlam of Pendleton in 1717 registered an estate as a 'papist'; Engl.
Catb. Nonjurors, 153.
||Pedigrees are given in Dugdale's
Visit. 175; Earwaker, East Ches. i,
133; and Baines, Lancs. (ed. Croston),
iii, 272. The origin of this branch of
the Lathom family and of its interest in
Irlam has not been ascertained, but they
may have succeeded to the Westleigh
family; see Final Conc. ii, 121, and the
account of Rivington. In 1448 Oliver
Barton and George Massey were deforciants of messuages and lands in Barton,
Irlam, Rivington and Westleigh; apparently the same as those held in later times
by the Lathoms; ibid. iii, 114.
In 1582 George Lathom made a settlement of his estate of ten messuages, 100
acres of land, &c., in Irlam, Rivington,
Bedford, Westleigh and Liverpool; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 44, m. 42. George
Lathom died in Dec. 1602; he desired to
be buried in Eccles Church, where his
wife was buried. To his son Thomas he
left all his implements of husbandry, and
he names his other sons John and Henry;
Manch. C. Leet Rec. ii, 187.
Edmund Lathom, grandson of George,
died 2 Apr. 1639, leaving as heir his son
Edmund, then twenty-four years of age.
The inquisition recites a settlement made
by the grandfather, and states that the
third part of the manor of Irlam was held
of Sir Cecil Trafford; Towneley MS.
C 8, 13 (Chet. Lib.), 755. Robert Tipping of Irlam died in 1622, holding a
messuage and lands of Edmund Lathom
(the son of Thomas) by the rent of a pair
of white gloves—possibly the land of
Adam de Irlam already mentioned; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), iii,
In 1680 Thomas Lathom of Irlam
agreed with his mother, Jane Lathom of
Hawthorn near Wilmslow, respecting her
annuity of £10, granting her his capital
messuages, Irlam Hall and Bedford Hall,
and lands there and in Rivington, Anglezarke, Manchester and Audenshaw, for
twenty-one years, to discharge the annuity
and various other debts; deed in Manchester Free Library. John Halsall,
claiming by demise of John Leigh, complained in 1695 of having been ejected by
Thomas Lathom from an estate in Irlam,
Bedford, &c.; Exch. of Pleas, Trin. 7
Will. III, m. 41.
Thomas Lathom actively assisted in the
revolution of 1688. His ultimate heir
was a daughter Jane, who married John
Finney of Fulshaw Hall; Earwaker, East
Ches. i, 130, where it is stated that
Thomas Lathom had so far involved his
estate by his efforts in favour of William
III that he left his heir 'nothing more
than the coat of arms.' An account of
the Finneys is given, ibid. i, 153–6.
||Burke, Commoners, iv, 106. John
Greaves of Irlam died in Dec. 1815, and
his son John succeeded him; being succeeded in Apr. 1849, by his sister Mary,
who died in 1866; Raines, in Gastrell's
Notitia, ii, 50; Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1868),
i, 595; monument in Eccles Church. In
1886 the hall was owned by Mr. J.
Browne; Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Soc. iv,
||Cadwalesate, 1212; Kadewaldesire,
1222; Cadewallessiete, 1226; Cadewalleset, c. 1300; Cadewallesheved, 1350.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 66. The
jury did not know how the land had been
alienated from the king's service. The
land is called 'one oxgang.' Edwin the
carpenter had held it 'by the service of
making carpentry in the king's castle of
West Derby'; ibid. 133. If Sweyn was
the son of Leysing (see above) the King
Henry who granted Cadishead to Edwin
was probably Henry I.
||Ibid. i, 133. That each paid 2s. is
inferred from the rent of 4s. due from
the whole of Cadishead (ibid. 137), and
from Edith de Barton's charter to Stanlaw, in which it is stated that Alexander
held a moiety.
Whalley Couch. ii, 521.
||Ibid. 519. The 6s. 8d. would include
the 2s. due from the moiety the monks
already held; how they acquired the
other moiety is not apparent, unless it
had in some way escheated to William de
Ferrers, who thereupon granted it to them
at an increased rent.
||Ibid. 520. William de Ferrers died
in 1247; his son William had by Margaret, his second wife, a son Robert, born
in 1241, so that Sibyl, the first wife, must
have died earlier than that year.
At Cadishead in 1291 the monks were
said to hold two plough-lands worth 40s. a
year; they had 40s. also from the profits
of the store cattle; ibid. i, 335. About
1540 the tenants at will, nine in number,
paid £7 0s. 7d. a year; ibid. iv, 1240.
||Kuerden MSS. iv, G. 5.
||Pat. 31 Hen. VIII, pt. 5; Lancs. and
Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
ii, 382. For subsequent disputes see
Ducatus Lanc. iii, 95, 129, &c.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), ii, 260. He seems to have
held it as trustee of Dame Alice Fitton,
the daughter and heir of Sir John Holcroft of Holcroft. His son John succeeded him, and was tenant at his death
in 1634, when Charles I granted Great
and Little Woolden and Cadishead to Sir
Kenelm Digby; Pat. 9 Chas. I, pt. 5;
Cal. S.P. Dom. 1631–3, p. 41. The jury
in 1634 found that John Calveley was a
bastard; Lancs. and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), ii, 346.
Edward Calveley died in 1636 possessed
of the Cadishead lands; his son and heir
John was then seventeen years of age;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxviii, 75.
John Calveley's lands were sequestered by
the Parliamentary authorities, but the
Holcrofts appear about 1652 to have tried
to regain possession; Exch. Deps. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), 28, 129, 35;
Cal. Exch. Pleas, C. 4. In the reference
last given Cadishead is called a manor.
The Holcrofts retained or recovered part
of their estate, as Woolden is named in
1652 and 1680 as part of their property;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 152, m.
77; bdle. 204, m. 11, 35. In 1700 it
was owned by Richard Calveley, who sold
Great Woolden to — Poole of Warrington; Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1868), i, 595.
||The manor of Cadishead and messuages, water-mill, lands, &c. in Cadishead and Glazebrook were in 1723 settled
upon Edward Poole and Mary his wife;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 289, m.
73. Cudworth Poole, the son, vicar of
Eccles, died at Great Woolden Hall in
1768. For the family see Ormerod,
Ches. (ed. Helsby), i, 583; iii, 461.
Little Woolden was sold by Richard
Calveley to—Leach of Warrington, and
was owned in 1868 by John Arthur
Borron of Warrington; Baines, Lancs.
(ed. 1868), i, 596.
||Hulme was the usual name; Dewhulm, 1313; Defehulme, 1434; Deafhulme, 1559: Devyhulme, 1737.
||Gilbert de Barton granted to
Thomas Grelley, who died in 1262, two
oxgangs of land held by Adam de Hulme;
and about 1270 the homages of Thomas
son of Adam de Hulme and of Adam
son of Thomas de Hulme were named
in the grant by John de Barton to Robert Grelley; De Trafford D. no. 190,
201. Adam de Hulme was a plaintiff in
1276–8, in respect of common of pasture
in Barton; Assize R. 1235, m. 11; 405,
m. 4 d.
||John de Hulme made a grant of part
of Whittleswick, apparently before 1217;
De Trafford D. no. 280. By a deed
dated 1222 ('anno regni regis Henrici
septimo') Thomas de Hulme granted to
his brother Richard a moiety of his
mother's dower, viz. a sixth part of his
land in Hulme with half of his share in
Saltey, viz. one acre, which his father
John had divided with Eda, lady of Barton; a rent of 20d. was payable; De
Trafford D. no. 250. Robert son of
Richard de Hulme in 1295–6 granted a
half of his land in Hulme and Saltey to
Margaret, daughter of Germain de Newham, and her heirs by Thomas son of
Thomas de Hulme; ibid. no. 251. Richard
de Hulme was a witness, and Robert was
a clerk. Thomas de Hulme and John his
brother attested a Barton grant made
earlier than 1262; ibid. no. 196.
There were several Adams. In 1278
Adam de Hulme complained of disseisin
by Robert Grelley in Hulme and Barton;
Assize R. 1238, m. 31. Alice daughter
of Gilbert de Barton, widow, granted to
Adam son of Simon de Hulme land in
Saltey near Boysnope; Adam 'the Earl'
(comes) of Hulme was a witness; De
Trafford D. no. 206. Stephen de Barton
granted to Robert son of Simon de
Hulme 3 acres in Hulme, lying between
the Limme and the street; W. Farrer
D. The estates of Adam the Earl ('le
Horl'; De Trafford D, no. 298) seem
to have gone to a Birches family, for
Ellen widow of Robert del Birches in
1309 released to Robert son of Sir Henry
de Trafford all her right in the lands in
Hulme formerly belonging to Adam 'le
Erle' by charter of Gilbert de Barton;
and Alexander de Birches did the same;
ibid. no. 252, 253. Joan widow of
Alexander and Robert his son, a minor,
occur in 1311; De Banco R. 184, m. 113.
Robert de Birches made an exchange with
Adam de Hulme, including an oxgang of
land in 'Ruchfinee'; C. of Wards,
Deeds, and Evidences, box 153, no. 6.
There was also in 1324 an Adam son of
Adam son of Roger de Hulme; Assize R.
426, m. 9.
Thomas de Hulme was in 1292
acquitted of a share in the death of
Alexander de Barlow; ibid. 408, m.
20. He was probably the Thomas son of
Adam to whom Agnes de Barton released
all claim on lands in Hulme and Barton;
De Trafford D. no. 208. In 1313 he
was a plaintiff, John La Warre and Joan
his wife being defendants; while eleven
years later there were other disputes
between the latter pair and Thomas de
Hulme and his wife Ellen; Assize R.
424, m. 11; 426, m. 9 d, 6, 27. Thomas
was living in 1338, when he attempted to
recover land in Barton against the La
Warres; but the writ was quashed for a
grammatical error—'Questus est nobis
Thomas de Hulme et Elena uxor ejus';
ibid. 1425, m. 6. His son John in
1339 had 'the sixth part of the manor of
Barton' settled upon him by his parents,
Thomas being here called 'the elder';
Final Conc. ii, 111. In the same year
Thomas granted to a trustee all his lands
in Barton, together with the reversion of
the dower of Margery widow of Robert
de Hulme. De Trafford D. no. 216.
In 1317–18 Robert son of Thomas de
Hulme had released to Sir John La Warre
his claim on the soil and common of
pasture of all the waste in Barton; Dods.
MSS. cxlix, fol. 156b. As late as July
and Michaelmas 1354 Margery widow of
Robert son of Thomas de Hulme, then
wife of Henry de Bolton, was defendant
in a plea concerning land which Gilbert
de Barton had granted to Robert de Hulme
and his heirs, and which John de Barton
sought to recover; Duchy of Lanc. Assize
R. 3, m. 2, 3.
The Thomas son of Thomas de Hulme
already mentioned made an exchange of
land in Davyhulme, and on the Holt, and
on the Hill, in 1313; De Trafford D.
no. 254. 'Magote' widow of Thomas son
of Thomas de Hulme occurs in 1324;
C. of Wards, Deeds, and Evidences,
box 153, no. 5.
Margaret widow of Thomas de Hulme
the younger in 1347 received from the
trustee lands in Flixton, the remainders
being to John son of Thomas, and then
to Thomas's brother; De Trafford D.
no. 113. Margaret widow of Thomas de
Hulme, and John and Adam his sons,
were defendants in a Barton case in 1354;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. 1.
John son of Thomas de Hulme was a
defendant in 1356 and later; Duchy of
Lanc. Assize R. 5, m. 10 d.; 7, m. 3 d.;
8 m. 5, 12. In 1361 he claimed land in
Barton as kinsman of Robert de Hulme;
Assize R. 441, m. 3. Two years later he
made a feoffment of all his lands in Barton, with common of turbary in Urmston,
and the reversion of the dower of his
mother Margaret; De Trafford D. no.
In 1356, while still a minor, William
son of another John de Hulme complained that Thomas del Booth, to whom
his custody had been granted by Sir Roger
La Warre, had made waste in his estate,
consisting of fifteen messuages, 100
acres of land, &c., in Barton; messuages
and granges had been pulled down, and
twelve apple trees, worth 6s. 8d. each, had
been cut down and sold; Duchy of Lanc.
Assize R. 5, m. 28. William de Hulme in
1383 granted an annuity of 40s. to John
de Cholmondeley and Agnes his wife,
charged upon his lands in Hulme within
the vill of Barton; De Trafford D. no. 255.
William de Hulme—probably there were
two persons—attested deeds in 1389 and
1430; ibid. no. 285, 257. In Jan.
1477–8, John, son and heir of Alice
widow of William Hulme, made a feoffment of his lands in Hulme, Manchester,
and elsewhere in the county, Alice releasing her right in the same. Hugh
Hulme, chaplain, son of John Hulme,
was one of the trustees; C. of Wards,
Deeds, and Evidences, box 153, no. 9.
A writ for an inquisition after the
death of James Hulme of Davyhulme
was issued on 5 Apr. 1434; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xxxiii, App. 34. A deed of 1435
mentions James Hulme (deceased), and
his son William, whose wife was named
Alice; Mascy of Tatton D. in Warrington Museum. The marriage indentures of James Hulme of Davyhulme
and Clemence daughter of William Radcliffe of Ordsall are dated 1477; Mr.
In 1490 James Hulme, one of the
charterers of Sir John Booth, did homage
at Warrington; Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol.
165. James Hulme, perhaps the same,
made a feoffment of seventeen messuages,
twelve burgages, 500 acres of land, &c.
in Davyhulme, Manchester, &c., in
1528; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 11,
m. 145. In 1559 a James Hulme had
recently died, and James was his son and
heir, and of full age; Manch. C. Leet
Rec. i, 47. In or before 1566 he sold lands
in Manchester to John Hunt; ibid. i,
97. James Hulme was a partner in the
waste called Lostock Moor in 1574;
Ducatus Lanc. iii, 14.
||Robert son of James Hulme died
at Newhall in West Derby 18 Apr. 1600,
leaving a daughter and heir Anne, one
year old. His father being seised of the
manor of Hulme and all its members,
hall, windmill, &c., held of the queen
by the hundredth part of a knight's fee,
had in 1598 settled certain lands on
Robert on his marriage with Bridget
daughter of John Molyneux; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. xviii, 9.
The will of James Hulme of Davyhulme, dated 10 Oct. 1611 and proved in
1613, mentions Ellen his wife, William
and John his sons, Elizabeth his daughter,
Thomas Green of Croft and Ralph Boardman of Swinton, his brothers-in-law.
William Hulme of Hulme in Barton
died 20 Jan. 1640–1, holding the hall of
Hulme and various lands in Hulme and
Barton of Sir Cecil Trafford as of his
manor of Barton, by the sixtieth part of
a knight's fee and the yearly rent of 13¼d.
Richard, his son and heir, was seventeen years old; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m.
In 1683 H. Hulme of Davyhulme
sent a request to be placed on the commission of the peace; Hist. MSS. Com.
Rep. xiv, App. iv, 170. Thomas Sorocold
of Barton, William Hulme of Davyhulme,
and Peter Egerton of Shaw were among
the gentlemen invited by Lord Derby in
1685 to meet him 'to consider of fit persons for knights of the shire and burgesses
for the ensuing parliament'; ibid. 178.
'A stone on some cottages in Station
Road, Urmston . . . records the fact of
a William Hulme of Davyhulme being
there in 1738'; R. Lawson, Flixton, 139.
George Taylor of Davyhulme Hall was
admitted a burgess of Manchester in Oct.
1737; Manch. C. Leet Rec. vii, 66.
||See further under Urmston. In
1735 Anne daughter and heir of John
Hulme of Davyhulme and Urmston
married at Flixton Thomas Willis of
Bletchley. They had several children;
Flixton Reg. There are pedigrees of the
Hulme family in the Piccope MSS. i,
327, and the Barritt fol. MS. 142.
||Lawson, op. cit. 139–41. There is
a pedigree in Gregson, Fragments (ed. Harland), 200, 201. William Allen was the
father of Joseph, successively Bishop of
Bristol and of Ely; see Manchester.
||In 1496 Richard son of Richard
Moss sold to Adam Holland of Manchester lands in Hulme purchased by his
father from Charles Wase and Ellen his
wife; and Adam Holland of Crumpsall
in 1554 sold to George Byrom of Salford, merchant, his messuage and land in
Hulme in Barton; W. Farrer D. See
also Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 16,
m. 161; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xvii.
39; Manch. C. Leet Rec. ii, 141.
||Edward Bent of Hulme died at the
end of 1578, his eldest son being John
Bent; ibid. ii, 29. Another Edward
Bent died in Nov. 1639, holding a messuage and lands in Davyhulme and Barton, including the Hakeshutts and Saltey
Mill, held of Edward Mosley by the twohundredth part of a knight's fee. He
had married Ellen Arderne in 1624, and
his son and heir, John, was fifteen years
of age; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxviii,
57. John Bent, late of Hulme, gent., is
named in the will (1652) of John Parr,
who had bought land from him; note of
Mr. E. Axon.
||John de Bromyhurst, a son of Gilbert de Barton, in 1280 released to the
monks of Stanlaw all his claim to their
heys and closes within Barton and to
Westwood; Whalley Couch. iii, 906, 907.
In 1321 Gilbert de Bromyhurst granted
to a younger son John, on his marriage
with Cecily daughter of Robert del
Bridge of Bury, all his lands in Bromyhurst in Barton, with remainders to his
other children, Thomas, Robert, Thomas,
Adam, and Agnes; Dods. MSS. cx ix, fol.
163b. Eight years later, John the son
released to Thomas del Booth all his right
in his father's lands; and in 1382–3
Robert son of Thomas de Bromyhurst
gave a similar release to John son of
Thomas del Booth; ibid. fol. 164, 164b.
Gilbert de Bromyhurst and John his
brother were defendants in 1351 in a suit
respecting Barton lands brought by William de Stockton and Agnes his wife;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 1, m. 2.
||There were cross suits in 1276 between John de Bromyhurst on one side
and Alexander de Bromyhurst (or 'the
Mey') and Agnes his wife on the other;
it was stated that Bromyhurst was neither
vill nor borough but a hamlet of Barton
held as one oxgang of land; Assize R.
405, m. 1, 2.
In 1278 Alexander son of Alexander
the Mey was acquitted of the charge of
disseisin brought by John de Bromyhurst
respecting common of pasture in 15 acres
in Barton; ibid. 1238, m. 31; 405,
m. 4d. Avina, widow of John the son
of Wasce, claimed 6 acres in Barton
against Alexander son of Alexander the
Mey in 1292, but it was shown that
Agnes, widow of Alexander the father,
was in possession of a portion; Assize
R. 408, m. 3d.; see also m. 32, 54.
Nine years later, Alexander the Mey
proceeded against Gilbert de Bromyhurst
and others concerning a tenement in Barton; ibid. 1321, m. 9; 418, m. 12d.
Some of the Mey charters have been
preserved. Alexander the son gave a
quitclaim respecting Westwood in 1281;
Whalley Couch. iii, 914. Alexander the
Mey of Bromyhurst granted to Robert
son of Matthew de Birches lands in
Saltey meadows and White-ridding; the
seal had a fleur-de-lis with the legend
S' ALEXANDR: D': BROMIHVRST; De Trafford D. no. 212. Alexander the Mey
(Meych) gave his son Hugh a moiety of
the whole sixth part of the vills of Bromyhurst and Dumplington, a rent of 6d.
being due to the chief lords; De Trafford
D. no. 224.
Mamecestre, ii, 370.
||De Trafford D. no. 109; the
grant was made 'in the year in which
Richard the king's brother was made Earl
of Cornwall.' Cecily paid 6 marks and
was to pay an annual rent of 4s. 6d.
Twenty-four acres in Dumplington and
4 acres in Kokenay were among the lands
held in 1253 by Jordan de Hulton, in
which Amery widow of Robert de Hulton
claimed dower; Final Conc. i, 151. Gilbert de Barton son of William de Notton
granted the land of Cockney, between
Waspool and Cockney Pool, to Peter de
Dumplington his servant; Dods. MSS.
cxlix, fol. 154.
Final Conc. i, 56.
||De Trafford D. no. 247; by this
Ralph de Walkden released his right in
Dumplington and in Heaton Norris to
John de Booth, having already enfeoffed
John of his lands there.
An account of Dumplington, with plan
and many details, is given in Lancs. and
Ches. Antiq. Soc. xxiv, 21.
||Gilbert de Barton granted Sir
Thomas Grelley all his wood in Lostock;
Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 163b. In 1322
the wood of Lostock was valued with that
in Cuerdley; the lord of Manchester had
also 20 acres of pasture in Lostock, in
which all the tenants of the lord of Barton had common of pasture except during
six weeks in the time of pannage, and the
lord and tenants of Urmston had a similar
right, 2s. a year rent being paid; Lancs.
Inq. and Extents, ii, 57.
||Quicleswic, Quyclisweke, xiii cent.;
Whikleswyk, 1287; Quycleswyk, 1389;
||There is an article on the descent of
the manor in the Ancestor, no. 4, pp. 205–
24. It was a dependency of Barton, and its
tenants contributed to the sake fee and
other charges on that manor; Mamecestre, ii, 289. It was included in the
transfer of the manor of Barton to the
Grelleys; De Trafford D. no. 204.
There is little further trace of the Barton
||Adam de Pendlebury received from
John de Hulme the sixth part (?) of an
oxgang in Whittleswick, the rent being a
pair of spurs. To this charter Ellis de
Pendlebury (perhaps his father) and Adam
and Robert de Yealand were witnesses;
De Trafford D. no. 280.
A release by Alice daughter of William
the Clerk of Eccles to Roger de Pendlebury of all her right in Whittleswick is
the only indication of the origin of the
Pendlebury tenure; De Trafford D.
no. 277. Alice is no doubt the Alice de
Whittleswick who had a brother William,
of the Whalley Couch. i, 66; a Thomas
de Whittleswick is also named; ibid.
Gilbert de Barton released to Matthew
son of William Laling, and to Margery
niece of Gilbert, all his claim upon the
manor of Whittleswick, with liberties and
common rights in all places in Barton,
except Boysnope; the ancient rent was to
be paid in lieu of all services. The
bounds are thus given:—From Merley
following the pool to Irwell, along the
Irwell to Harelache, then across to the
Moss and so to Dedmere and the starting
point; from an old copy in the De
Trafford D. (no. 108). Another copy
states that the 'ancient rent' was 10d.
||Roger de Pendlebury granted the
manor of Whittleswick to his son Ellis,
who afterwards restored it to his father;
De Trafford D. no. 276, 278.
||For the Pendlebury family see the
account of that township. William son
of Roger de Pendlebury gave the manor
of Whittleswick, which he had by the
death of Maud daughter of his elder
brother Ellis, to Adam de Prestwich
in 1292; De Trafford D. no. 290.
Adam son of Alexander de Pilkington
had in 1291 released to Adam de Prestwich and to William de Pendlebury his
right in the 'manor,' derived from his
former wife Maud; ibid. no. 282, 283.
Beatrice, the other daughter of Ellis,
in 1300 released her rights also; Final
Conc. i, 188. The 'one oxgang in Barton' of the fine is identified with 'the
hamlet' of Whittleswick by De Trafford
D. no. 281, 284. Adam de Hulme
released to Adam de Prestwich the rent
of 2d. due for the sixth part of the manor;
ibid. no. 279.
The new owner, having thus assured
his title, settled the manor in 1301 upon
Henry, his son by Alice de Trafford, with
remainders to his daughters by her, Margaret, Ellen, Margery, and Joan; Final
Conc. i, 196. The estate is described as
'a messuage, eighty acres of land, six
acres of meadow, ten acres of wood and
100 acres of pasture in Barton.' In
1308 Avice, elsewhere called Alice, widow
of William de Pendlebury claimed dower
in four messuages, &c., in Barton against
Henry son of Agnes de Trafford; De
Banco R. 173, m. 345.
||The inquisition, taken in 1423–4,
is in Towneley MS. DD, no. 1485.
||For this part of the descent see
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 535–6; for
pedigrees, Piccope MS. Ped. (Chet. Lib.),
ii, 65; Cole MSS. xi, fol. 54.
It appears that Geoffrey de Bold had in
1389 enfeoffed Henry son of Sir Henry
de Trafford of this manor, and that in
1426 Sir Edmund de Trafford was in
possession; De Trafford D. no. 285–7.
Testimony as to the fact of enfeoffment
was forthcoming; ibid. no. 288. It
further appears, however, that a pardon
was obtained in 1403 for Geoffrey's share
in the rebellion, and that he made a feoffment of Whittleswick in 1422; Dods. MSS.
cxlix, fol. 164b; cxlii, fol. 209b. (114). The
restoration of his manors was for Geoffrey's life, and they afterwards came into
the king's hands, who gave the custody of
Whittleswick to William Booth; Add.
MS. 32108, no. 1677. A lease to Roger
Booth was made in 1433; Fine R. 240,
In 1440 Hugh Massey and Agnes his
wife set out their title by descent, and
petitioned the king for restoration, and
this was after trial granted; livery being
ordered on 8 Feb. 1442–3; De Trafford
D. no. 290 (as above); also Pal. Lanc.
Chan. Misc. 1/7. In some pedigrees
Hugh Massey is described as 'of Coddington, Cheshire, sixth son of Sir John
Massey of Tatton'; but this is discountenanced by Ormerod (Ches. ii, 729–31).
He seems in fact to have been an illegitimate son of Sir Geoffrey Massey of
Worsley; he was defendant in an assault
case in 1444; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 6,
m. 1b. He was living in 1466; Ellesmere D. no. 100.
||Thomas Massey died 13 Aug. 1590,
holding the manor of Whittleswick of the
heirs of Adam de Prestwich in socage.
The pedigree is given thus:—Thomas was
son and heir of Thomas, brother and heir
of John, son and heir of Thomas, son
and heir of Nicholas, son and heir of
Agnes, wife of Hugh Massey; and Agnes
was daughter and heir of Nicholas Bold,
son and heir of Geoffrey Bold, son and
heir of Katherine, wife of John Bold and
daughter and heir of Henry de Prestwich.
Thomas Massey, father of the Thomas
who died in 1590, had granted a third of
the manor as dower to Dorothy, widow
of his elder brother John, and she was
still living at Elton in Cheshire; Thomas
the son assigned to Katherine widow of
Thomas a third part of his two-thirds of
the manor, and she was living at Whittleswick; Thomas himself married Jane
daughter of Thomas Lancaster, and she
too was living at Whittleswick when the
inquisition was taken, 28 Sept. 1591.
Dorothy, the daughter and heir, was nine
months old; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m.
xv, 31. A later inquisition is extant
(xvii, 85), the jurors altering the finding
by stating that Adam de Prestwich died
at Barton, Henry being his son and heir,
and that Whittleswick was held of the
queen by the tenth part of a knight's
In 1500 William Massey of Whittleswick, being seventy years of age, was excused from serving on assizes; Towneley
MS. CC (Chet. Lib.), no. 689.
Thomas, father of the last Thomas
Massey, died at the end of 1576, his son
being then a minor; Manch. Ct. Leet
Rec. i, 184. For his will see Wills (Chet.
Soc., new ser.), i, 222.
Jane, the widow of the son, afterwards
married William Moreton of Moreton in
||The deeds are printed (from Raines
MS. xxv.) in H. T. Crofton's Stretford
(Chet. Soc.), iii, 272, &c. See also Pal.
of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 121, no. 15.
The manor is mentioned in later Trafford
settlements; e.g. 1654 and 1718; ibid.
bdles. 156, m. 194; 282, m. 99.
For the Liversages see Ormerod, Ches.
(ed. Helsby), iii, 121. Dorothy afterwards
married Thomas Balgay of Hope in
Derbyshire; Journ. of Derbys. Arch. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Soc. vi, 228.
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
||Dugdale, Visit. 276.
||Land tax returns.
||For district assigned see Lond. Gaz.
25 May 1880.
||Ibid. 1 Mar. 1867; see also End.
Char. Rep. for Eccles, 1904, p. 23.
||For district, Lond. Gaz. 19 Mar.
||Ibid. 1 Jan. 1867. A site for a
church and cemetery was set apart in
1841 by John and Mary Greaves of
Irlam, but being found unsuitable another
site of the same area was given in 1864,
and the church built on it. For Endowment see End. Char. Rep. 1904, 28–31.
||The services were held in a school
given in 1880; the church was consecrated
23 June 1890. For endowments, &c., see
End. Char. Rep. Eccles, 1904, p. 23.
||For Trinity Wesleyan Church,
Patricroft, see ibid. 22. For Cadishead, ibid.
31. The Wesleyan chapel at Davyhulme
dates from 1779; a new church was
opened in 1905.
||B. Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. v,
11–16. Joseph Rawson, a muslin manufacturer of Manchester, who died in 1824,
had workmen at Patricroft and so began
the preaching there.
||It was built in 1877.
Pal. Note Bk. ii, 240, 242.
||O. Heywood, Diaries, iv, 310.
||Nightingale, op. cit. v, 1–10; reference is made to a history of the chapel
by the Rev. Thomas Elford Poynting,
minister for thirty-one years until his
death in 1878. For endowment, &c., see
End. Char. Rep. Eccles, 1904, pp. 18–21.
||A list of recusants in the parish of
Eccles in 1588 is given in Hist. MSS.
Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv, 582.
||It was built by Sir Humphrey de