There was no ancient manor of Mansergh; the place was anciently
a hamlet of Barbon and was often described as "in Barbon." In
the fifteenth or sixteenth century two ancient freeholds came to be
known as the estates of Mansergh Hall and the Nether Hall. These
belonged to the Marquis Fee. In the northern half of the township
there were two other ancient freeholds, Rigmaiden and Egholme.
These were held of the Richmond Fee.
No certain or continuous descent of Mansergh Hall can be deduced.
The following references are tentatively suggested as referring to
owners of the estate; Adam de Manesergh occurs 1180–1200; Thomas
son of William de Manesergh occurs in 1206; William, son of William
de Mansergh, and Cecily his wife are named during the period 1270–82;
John de Manesergh, the younger, and his father William, were
both dead in 1342, when Alice relict of the said William made an
agreement with John de Manesergh, clerk, who was apparently
William's heir. In 1384 John de Manesergh was one of the knights of
the shire of Westmorland. During the first half of the fifteenth
century the family of Redman of Thornton became possessed of this
estate. William Redmane in 1451 and 1461; Richard Redmane,
son of Richard Redmane of Thornton, the elder, by Ellen his wife in
1498; John Redman in 1501 and his grandson, Marmaduke Redman,
circa 1580–87, are mentioned in connexion with this estate. Henry
Brabyn of Docker, co. Lanc., gent., who purchased the manor of
Mansergh in 1587 from Marmaduke Redmayne for 260 marks, died
in 1617. He held the manor of Manserghe and 20 messuages, 10
cottages, 20 gardens, 10 tofts, a watermill, 140 a. land, 30 a. meadow,
100 a. pasture, 200 a. moor in Manserghe and Kirkebielonesdale,
parcel of the manor of Manserghe, which he had lately purchased of
Marmaduke Redmayne, esq., part of which had been previously
parcel of the lands and possessions of William Stanley, lord Mounteagle. In 1613 he entailed the property on his son Thomas for life,
with remainder to Henry, son and heir of the son Thomas and his
heirs male. The manor and other premises, including 120 a. land etc.
in Mansergh, lately purchased of William Stanley, lord Mounteagle,
and held of the king by knight's service, were held of the king as of
his manor of Kendall by service unknown, and were worth £6 yearly
clear. This tenement had been acquired by grant or purchase from
the Berwicks, as one of the heirs general of Burton, by Sir James
Harington, knt., and after his attainder in 1485 it was given to
Edward Stanley, afterwards lord Mountegle, whose descendant sold
it to the Redmans.
Thomas Godsalve bought the manor some time before 1664. On his
death in 1696 it passed to his son Thomas Godsalve of Rigmaiden,
gent., and at the death of the last-named in 1750 it became the inheritance of Margaret his daughter, wife of the Rev. Thomas Mawdesley of Mawdesley Hall, co. Lanc. She died in 1781, her heirs being
her daughters, Margaret, wife of John Wilson Robinson of Maryport,
and Ann, wife of John Wilkinson of Lindale in Cartmel. In 1784
Mrs. Robinson in conjunction with her niece, Mary Wilkinson, sold
the manor to Mr. John Satterthwaite of Lancaster, whose descendant, Charles Satterthwaite sold it in 1821 to Christopher Wilson
of Abbot Hall, Kendal, esq., great-grandfather of Mr. Christopher
Hulme Wilson of Rigmaden, the present owner.
The Nether Hall appears to have been in the possession of the
following members of the local family: Adam de Manesergh, who died
in 1206, leaving issue by Mary his wife, a son Roger, father of Nicholas
living 1260-80; Thomas de Manesergh, living 1318–9, when he acquired lands in Barbon; Richard Mansergh, living in 1451; Alexander
living in 1461; Richard living in 1501; Christopher Mansergh, who
died in 1568, holding the capital messuage of the Nether Hall of
Mansergh and other lands by fealty and the service of six barbed
arrows; c 1590 William Mansergh, gent., and Jane his wife of the
"Nether Haule otherwise Mansergh Haule" sold to Henry Atkinson
inter alia "Oldtowne Close" of 14 a. land, and other closes called
Aykey, Marledale and Greenfeild, parcel of their demesne. In 1579
they conveyed land to Henry Wilson. Before 1635 the reputed
manor of the Nether Hall was acquired by Roland Dawson . . . .
of Mr. Jacob Dawson, who built the chapel of Mansergh on his estate
of Nether Hall.
Rigmaden may have been the property of Gilbert de Lancastre in
the year 1206. During the period 1260-80 Richard de Rigmaidin and
Alice his wife and Agnes, sister of Alice released their right in lands in
Mansergh lying near Blea Beck. In 1332 Thomas Warde, merchant
of Kirkby Kendale held it and died possessed in 1344, being jointly
seised with Matilda his wife to them and their issue with remainder to
Robert de Romondby in tail and remainder to the right heirs of Roger
de Kernetby. From this it appears probable that Matilda was
daughter or kinswoman of Roger de Kernetly, who had originally
acquired the estate. See Middleton, Roger de Kernetby, clerk, gave
three messuages in Middleton to Thomas son of Thomas Ward of
Kendale and his issue. It was held of the king, as of the lands late of
William de Coucy, deceased, by the service of a barbed arrow yearly.
Thomas Warde, also held a messuage and six acres land in "Heggholm" of the Hospitallers of Jerusalem for 6d. rent. Rigmaden
descended in the family of Ward to Thomas Warde, gent., who died
27 July, 1592, seised of the capital messuage called "Riggmayden
Hall" with the demesne lands and two messuages in Middleton. It
was held of the queen as of the Richmond Fee in free socage and by the
service of a barbed arrow or 6d. yearly. John his son and heir was
aged 49 in 1612, and was presumably the father of Henry Ward, who
was fined £105 in 1650 for his delinquency in assisting the king's
forces. In 1661 with the approval of Henry Ward, the younger, and
Thomas Ward, brother of Henry Ward, the elder, the sold the estate
to Thomas Godsalve, merchant of Amsterdam, who acquired the
manor of Mansergh about the same time. From that time Rigmaden followed the same ownership and descent as the manor.
Egholm was in 1370 in the possession of Adam de Middelton; in
1451 and 1461 Oliver Middelton had land in "Hesylhaw"; in 1501
Thomas Middleton had land at "Hesylryg," which had passed in
1537 to William Tunstall. Adam Baynes passed by fine in 1547 to
Myles Bainbrigg a close of land in Hegholme. In 1634–5 William
Walker died seised of land in "Hegholme" held of the king in socage,
as of the lands formerly of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
in England. (fn. 1) William Banes was owner of "Heigholme" Hall
and sold it to Christopher Wood (fn. 2) before 1668.
An inscription on a wooden tablet, preserved in Kirkby Lonsdale
church, gives below the arms, three men with shields and spears:—
C. W. 1668
This porch by ye banes first builded was,
of heigholme hall they weare;
and after sould to Christopher Wood,
by willyam baines thereof last heyre;
and is repayred as you see,
and sett in order good
by the true owner nowe thereof
the foresaide Christopher Wood.
1206 Mary late the wife of Adam de Mannissergh released to Thomas son
of William, tenant, 20 a. land in Mannissergh which she claimed in
dower; Feet of F., file 1, n. 21.
1206 The same Mary released to Gilbert de Lancastre, tenant, 30 a. and
the third part of the mill in Mannissergh, which she claimed in dower;
ib., n. 22.
The same Mary released to Robert de Mannissergh, tenant, 20 a.
land there; ib., n. 25.
1200–20 William Marshal gave to the canons of Cokersand one bovate in
Manesarghe which John son of Bernard held of Gilbert Fitz-Reyfrid,
10 a. land in Grenerig, land called Hesilrig, (fn. 3) land called Buthswardhout, (fn. 4) another Bouthswardhout; Cockersand Chartul., 1025.
1200–20 Robert de Manesarghe gave to the same canons four acres in
Robert son of Ede's assart, (fn. 5) four acres in Horseyart and two acres in
Hallestude; William son of Roger de Burton confirmed this gift and
also gave six acres upon Hallestude and Laiefite, which he had by the
gift of Adam de Manesarghe (d. ante 1206); ib. 1026.
1210–40 Roger son of Adam (d. 1206) de Manesarghe and Christiana his
wife gave to the same canons one acre on the north side of Pheswait
next the boundary, their land between Laefite and the land late of
Philip de Burg, abutting at one end to Widengate and at the other to
the marsh; ib., 1028.
The same Roger gave to the same canons one acre upon Strikerig,
½ rood on the north side of Feusthauith, next land of Stephen son of
Michael de Stodwra which he holds of the abbey of Cockersand and ½
rood on Feusthauith (Phesthwaite); ib., 1029.
1210–40 The same Roger gave to the same canons 2½ a. and five "falles" (fn. 6) in
Wyden on the western side of the abbot of Cokersand next Quiepot,
one rood between Allebanc and Wateslac, ½ acre above Wateslac, one
rood between Grenefeld halfacre and the hedge where the brook runs,
three acres one rood upon Strikerig and a rood of meadow in the
upper part of Strikerig between it and the brook; ib. 1029.
1210-40 The same Roger gave to the same canons three acres in Lathefite,
two acres at the head of the spring, two acres next the said canons'
land towards the north, and the land assarted and to be assarted
which Matthew de Redeman held of the donor in Gaithwaitholm;
1210–40 The same Roger gave to the same canons land in Manesarghe by
the spring of Lakefite along that spring to Milnebec and following
Milnebec to the stream by Yverrake and following that brook to the
great oak, from thence where the head of the marsh goes down into
Lakefite and by the marsh to the spring of Lakefite; ib., 1031.
1210–40 Roger son of Adam de Manesarghe, for the soul of Christiana his
wife, gave to the canons of Cokersand 1½ perch land on the north side
of Haykeau (Aykehow), ½ perch in Stodwra, one acre below Bramhau, ½ acre upon Pheswait next Simon's bovate, one perch in Great
Laiefite next Allebanc, one acre, one perch on the south side of Haykeau, the whole "Borhann" at the head of John de Gresmere's land,
one perch in Watesclat and his land between Henry the cook's land
and the water of Widene; ib., 1027.
1220–40 William de Lancastre confirmed to the same canons [the gift made
by William Marshal, namely] the bovate which John son of Bernard
held with lands called Heselrig, Wardhoufh, another Ruthwardhoufh,
to hold for 1 lb. of incense yearly; ib. 1024.
1220–46 Lambert de Santhon, brother of Ingram, gave to the canons 10 a.
land in Manesarghe which Roger the smith held, with free customs of
the vill of Maneserghe and free mast fall in the woods of Manesarghe
saving to the donor and his heirs his wood between the two Holegyles.
Afterwards Robert the clerk of Clerthorph, who had held this land
hereditarily of the canons released his right to them for three marks;
1220–46 Thomas son of William de Manesarghe gave to the same canons
land within these bounds, viz., where Widenesgate comes from
Milnebec to Kelderig and from Kelederig by the edge of the woodland
and townfield to Milnesty and from Milnesty to Milnebec and following
the same to Wordenes-gate, ½ acre on the west of Bramhou, one perch
between Hakehou (Aykehow) and Roger's assart for the site of
buildings; ib., 1033.
1220–46 Geoffrey son of William Brun and Emma his wife gave to the same
canons ½ acre next the land which Robert gave to his son, ½ acre by
Trerankel-borhan, ½ acre by Gilbert's scale and ½ acre in that "riddine" where the water descends into Horssegrad; ib., 1035.
1220–46 Thomas son of Ranulf gave to the same canons two acres to the
north of his land of Grenefelde, for the health of the soul of his lady,
Helewise de Lancastre; ib. 1035.
1230–60 Nicholas son of Patrick de Siggiswike and Agnes his wife, daughter
of Robert de Manesarghe gave to the same canons seven acres within
Stodwra beginning at Ramkille-borhan and extending towards the
moor, 2a. upon Bramhow, half lying in Stwarde's ridding and half in
"Gilbertes scale." These lands were released to the monks by
Matilda and Christiana, daughters of Nicholas and Agnes; ib. 1036.
William son of William de Manesarghe was enfeoffed by the canons
of the bovate of William Marshal and of their land in Keldrig and
Stodwra, to hold of the canons for one mark yearly (fn. 7) and 1 lb. of incense
to Peter de Brus; ib., 1037.
1260 John son of Robert de Manesarghe paid a rent of 6d. to the abbey
and Master John de Clerkethorpe 18d.; ib., 1229.
1260 Richard de Rigmaidin and Alice his wife and Agnes sister of Alice
released to Nicholas son of Roger de Manesherg etc., their right in
land in Manesherg beginning at the head of Halbuderigis, where the
highway from Kirkeby in Kendale extends beyond Blakebec, (fn. 8) and
so upwards to the brook and by the same to the marsh, across the
marsh to Blakebec and upwards by Blakebec to the said way; also
in six acres to the south of the said brook and two acres in the ridding
which was Reginald's at Hesilrig. Witnesses: William de Pikering,
then constable [of Kirkeby in Kendale], Adam de Hoton, John de
Midilton, John de Biginges, Gilbert de Berebrun, William son of
Alexander, William de Manesherg, Nicholas de Lee; D. at Sizergh.
1270 William son of William de Manesarghe acknowledges that he owes
to the canons one mark for farm of the canons' land in Manesarghe;
Cockersand Chartul. 1037.
1270–1300 Matilda daughter of Nicholas de Sto[dwra ?] in her widowhood
enfeoffed William de Mannesh[erg]h of a moiety of [her land in ?]
Mannesh[erg]h Witnesses: Sir Roger de Burton, Adam de Hoton,
Gilbert de Wyt[eb]y and others. Endorsed Manser; Anct. Deeds,
1280 John de Rigmayden arraigns an assize of novel disseisin against
Roger de Lancastre and William de Coupland touching a tenement in
Prest Hoton, co. Lanc.; Dep. Keeper's Rep. 49, app. 92.
1280 Roger son of Gamel and Matilda his wife, Michael son of Emma and
Godith his wife, Christiana de Blabec and John de Brockolbank
arraign an assize of mort d'ancestor against Walter Boues touching
land in Mansergh; ib., 114–5.
1282 Feoffment by William the smith to William de Maneserg of the site
of an ancient . . . . formerly of Michael (? Nicholas) de Stodevya
(? Stodewra) and three parts of a curtilage formerly the said Michael's
(Nicholas') with the whole of "Le Borhan" with the site of the
barn on the moss in the territory of Maneserg, in exchange for as
much arable on Kelderig, lying near the land of Agnes wife of John
the smith on the south of the same in the said territory; Witnesses:
Roger de Underlai, etc. [Written across the part indented and cancelled]: A.D. 1282 on the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary an exchange was made between [William] de Maneserg and Cecily [his wife]
and William the smith of Kirkeby in Lonesdale and Matilda his wife;
Cal. of Anct. Deeds, IV, A. 8667.
1301 Margaret de Ros conveyed by fine to William de Ros, her son
inter alia a rent (and part of a knight's fee?) in Burton, Mannse[r]gh,
Preston Richard, Lupton, and Henecastre; Lancs. Fines, pt. 1, 215;
See vol. i, p. 13.
Fine levied in accordance with a charter of Margaret de Ros to
Marmaduke de Twenge respecting inter alia a third part of a fee in
Rigmaden. See Vol. i, page 138.
1303 Roger de Burton held at his death the manor of Burton and his
lands in Manesergh, Lupton, Preston Richard and Henecastre in
Kendale of William son of Margaret de Ros by the service of 12d.
to cornage. His son Roger is his heir of full age; Lancs. Inq. pt. i,
1304 Protection for Roger de Mansewe (Mansergh), going with Master
William de Pykeryng, archdeacon of Nottingham, to the court of
Rome; and letters for the same Roger, nominating William de
Bergh, parson of the church of Thornton, and Alexander de Bergh,
his attorneys; Cal. Pat. R. 1304, pp. 305, 383–4; 1307, p. 12.
1308 November 29. Licence from the archbishop of York, citing letters
from Cardinal Berengarius, the papal penancer, for Roger de Mannesherth and Petronilla de Kingthorp to marry; Test Ebor. (Surtees
Soc.) iv. 337.
1318 Thomas de Manesergh was a party to a fine of a lands in Mansergh
1319 Petition of John de Manesere and others, who are hostages in
Scotland with the enemy, at the request of the people of the vale
of Pykering, for a ransom of £400, agreed to be paid, at the last
invasion of England, for that district at the Christmas following the
Scot's departure, but not yet paid. The petitioners are in danger of
death from day to day; they pray the king and council to order the
money to be levied in the country to save their lives; Bain, Cal. of
Docs., Scot, iii. 134.
1323 Roger Mansergh and Petronilla his wife jointly held at Roger's
death a bovate of land etc., in Kingthorpe, co. York, as of the honor
of Pykeryng by serjeanty of being the king's forester in the forest
of Pykeryng and by the yearly service of 20s.; Alice his daughter
aged 11, is his next heir; Cal. Close R. 1323, p. 648; Cal. Inq. VI, 224.
1332 Manesergeh. Subsidy of a fifteenth.
|William de Maneserge
|Thomas de Dente
|Nicholas son of Alan
|Nicholas son of Denny
|John de Leute
|William son of Roger
|Henry de Le Ryge
|William son of Martin
|William son of Robert
|John son of William
|Sum £20 4s. 3½d., whereof to the King . . . . ; Exch. Lay Sub.,
1339 John de Mansergh, clerk, complained against John son of William
de Mansergh, Adam de Laghfet of Middleton, William Treuerman of
Middelton, Adam de Toskbek, John de Graryge and Adam de Kent
of Casterton for felling and carrying away his trees at Mansergh to
the value of 60s.; de Banco R.; Trin., 319, m. 363 d.
1341 In 1341 John de Mansergh, clerk, was a commissioner for the
crown (a) concerning the collection of money for pavage in Lancaster;
(b) for the preservation of salmon in four rivers in co. York; (c) as
surveyor of weights and measures in the East Riding; (d) touching
the collection of the fifteenth in Helmsley etc., In 1342 he was
presented to the church of Witherly, co. Leicester, and also to the
church of Wood-Walton, co. Hunt.; Cal. Pat. R. 1341–2, pass.
1342 By indentures made at Manesergh on Friday after the Nativity
of the B. V. Mary, 16 Edward III. (13 September, 1342) Alice late
the wife of William de Manesergh makes an agreement with John de
Mansergh, clerk, that whereas she was seised for life of certain lands
etc., in Manesergh, of his inheritance, he grants that she shall
quietly enjoy for life a moiety of the capital messuage of Gylderbek (fn. 9)
with the grange, water-mill, court (curiolum) and orchard thereto
belonging, with a moiety of the arable in Le Bankes, a moiety
'del Ermethwayt,' 'del Brygholm,' of Wyden and of three parts
'del Toun Enge' and Mosse; in return for which she releases to
him her right in the residue of the premises; Anct. Deeds, A. 9716.
1344 Thomas Ward of Kendale held at his death jointly with Matilda
his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies with
remainder to Robert de Romondby and the heirs of his body and
reversion to the right heirs of Roger de Kernetby. a messuage and
garden in Rygmayden and 100 a. land and meadow, held of the
king as of the lands of William de Concy, deceased, by the service of
a barbed arrow yearly; a messuage and 6 acres land in Heggholm
held of the master of the hospital of St. John by the service of 6d.
yearly. He died on the feast of the Decollation of St. John last,
(29 August, 1344). Adam his son is his heir and of full age; Inquest
held at Kirkeby in Kendale, 23 January, 18 Edward III. Cal. Inq.
1349 On Monday after St. Hilary the Bishop, 1349, Thomas de Langeker of Mansergh released to John de Lente his right in the land in
the hamlet of Mansergh in the vill of Berburn, which formerly
belonged to John de Mansergh, the younger, by the gift and
feoffment of the said John de Leute; Anct. Deeds, a. 11108.
1355 Inquest held at Kirkeby in Kendale on Sunday after the feast
of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist (29 August, 25 Edward III.
the jurors say that Matilda late the wife of Thomas Ward held the
manor of Rigmayden of William de Councey, decd, by cornage,
wardship and relief, and still holds it; Cal. Inq. IX. 457.
1356 Roger de Burton, chivaler, entered into a recognizance on 29 March,
28 Edward III, to pay to Hugh de Miton, citizen and merchant of
York, on the feast of St. Martin in the winter then next £142 13s. 4d.
This debt being still unpaid the king has ordered the sheriff of York
to imprison Roger, to hold inquisitions concerning his lands
and to deliver them to Hugh until he is satisfied of the
debt. The sheriff having returned that Roger de Burton has
died, a writ dated 9 February, 30 Edward III, is issued to the
sheriff of Westmorland to hold inquisition and deliver the lands
to Hugh as aforesaid. That inquisition was held at Kirkeby
in Kendale on Saturday 2 April, 30 Edward III, at which
the jurors say that on the day of the said recognizance, Roger
de Burton, chivaler, held of Thomas de Ros, knt, in the hamlet of
Mansergh in the vill of Berburn, lands held by certain free tenants
who pay yearly 6s. 10d.; 2¼ oxgangs of land worth yearly 19s.;
60a. of "forland" worth yearly 3s. Chanc. Inq. p. m., 30 Edward
III, nos. 63, 65.
1359 Anthony son and heir of Roger de Burton, knt., granted to Robert
son of William de Horneby inter alia his lands and rents in Manser to
hold for life. (This was an assignment for the purpose of paying off
the father's debts); Cal. Close R., 1359, p. 646.
1361 The said Anthony complained that the escheator had seized
his father's lands, alleging that he had sometime been and adherent of
the Scots. (See Burton). For a fine of 100 marks the king restored
the land to Anthony with the issues; Cal. Pat. R. 1361, p. 23.
1370 Thomas de Bethum and William son of Suart, render for the
tithe of Mansergh, beside the tithe arising upon the land of Thomas
de Laufet, three sieves (cribrum), 32s.; Roll at Levens.
Hugh Ward and John son of Gilbert for the tithe of Rigmaiden
12 windels, 16s.; ib.
Adam de Midelton and others for tithe of Heaholme, [Egholme]
three sieves, four windels, 37s. 4d; ib.
1374 Thomas Twenge held at his death three parts of one knight's fee
inter alia in Rygmayden, belonging to the barony of Kendale. See
the inquisition given in vol. I. pp. 27, 146, 180 and 324.
1390–59 Hugh Ward (fn. 10) holds of Philippa, duchess of Ireland, the manor of
Rigmayden and renders a barbed arrow yearly; Roll at Levens.
1411 Thomas Warde held of Philippa, late the wife of Robert, late duke
of Ireland, divers tenements in Rigmaiden by fealty and the rent of
three barbed arrows at Easter and Michaelmas; they are worth 40s.;
Chan. Inq. p.m., 13 Henry IV, n. 44.
1430 ? Thomas Redmane, Esq., of Thornton sued William Mansergh
of Mansergh, gent., and Thomas Mansergh of Mansergh for a debt
of 40s.; De Banco R., Hil., 8(?) Henry VI.
1431 Tithe of Rigmayden and Heigholm, received of Hugh Ward, so
demised to him at farm, 20s.; tithe of Manserr, received of James de
Stokdale and John . . . . . . hyne, demised to them for five quarters
of oat meal, price of the quarter 7s. 4d. this year, 36s 8d; Roll at
1451 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manser: William Redmane
for a tenement formerly 1 mark, now 2s; the heir of William Nicholson
for land at Aldton (fn. 11) 12d; the heir of William Hardy for land there 12d;
the heir of John Redmane for 3 acres there, 3d; Richard Manser for
land there 4d; the same for other land there 6d; the heir of Robert
Burton for land held freely 12d; Richard Manser for half acre held
at will 2d; Ollyver Mydylton and Robert Waryner for land called
Hesylhawe at will 4s. 2d; Cockersand Chartal., 1294.
1459 Tithe of Manser at 40 bushels, demised to William Holme and
Alexander Manser at 15d. the bushel, 50s; tithe of Egholme and
Rigmayden, received of Hugh Ward, 23s. 4d; Roll at Levens.
1461 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manser: (The first four
entries as above); Alexander Manser for land there 4d; the same
Alexander for land there, 6d. and 4d; the heir of Robert Burton for
land held freely 12d; Olyver Mydilton holds lands called Hesylhawe,
4s. 2d.; Cockersand Chartul., 1294.
1485 At the attainder of Sir James Harington, knt., he held lands in
Mansergh of the yearly value of £3. 3s. 11d; Misc. Genealog. et Herald
N.S. iii, 237.
1498 Contract for the marriage of "Water" son and heir of "Water"
Strikeland, "squier," to Annes, daughter of Richard Redmane,
younger, and next heir apparent of Richard Redmane of Thornton,
elder, father of Richard the younger (represented in the deed by
John Preston of Preston Hall, "squier," and Elyn late wife of
Richard Redmane of Thornton, younger). The espousals to be
within 10 years; "Water" to make an estate of 10 marks yearly
to "Water" and Annes; John and Elyn to make a like estate of 10
marks yearly in lands, etc., called Manser Hall, co. Westmorland;
both estates to be made within a year of date. "Water" the elder
agrees to pay John Preston £40 (other conditions also named).
Dated 16 April, 13 Henry VII (1498); orig. at Sizergh.
1501 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manshargh: Richard
Redmayne holds our land in Mansargh for 2s; the heir of William
Nycolson holds at Holdtown, now in the tenure of Edward More, 12d;
the heir of William Hardy holds land, now in the tenure of Hugh
Bank, 12d; the heir of John Redmane holds three acres there, 3d;
Richard Manshargh holds freely (four entries), 4d., 6d., 4d., 2d; the
heir of Robert Burton holds freely, now in the tenure of Ranlyn
Holme, 12d; Thomas Mydleton holds land called Hesylryg, 4s. 2d;
Cockersand Chartul., 1295.
1537 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manshargh; (The entries
are the same as in 1501, except no. 4: the heir of William Redmayn
holds three acres there, 3d; no. 9: "now Ralph Holme"; no. 10:
William Tunstall holds land called Hesylryg, 4s. 2d. Sum 10s. 9d,
whereof unleviable 3s. 2d. (nos. 1, 8, and 9); Cockersand Chartul.,
1546 John Rygmayden, the elder, and Mary his wife, Anthony Rosse
and Ellen his wife passed by fine to George Banebrygg a tenement
in the vill of Manscer [Mansergh]; Feet of Fines, Easter term,
38 Henry VIII.
1547 Adam Baynes passed by fine to Miles Baynebrygg four closes of
land called Le Gill, Lytlebank, Farthwayte and Symcroft in Hegholme
in the parish of Kyrkby Lonesdale; Feet of Fines, Mich. term,
1 Edward VI.
1549 Final Concord (fn. 12) made at Easter, 3 Edward VI. between John Rygmayden senior and Thomas Carus, Esq., plaintiffs, and Thomas
Stanley, knt., lord Mountegle, deforciant—The Manors of Farleton,
Burton in Kendale and Mansergh with 100 messuages, 20 cottages,
20 tofts, (fn. 13) two dovecots, two watermills, 100 gardens, 100 orchards,
1,000 a. land, 100 a. meadow, 1000 a. pasture, 40a. wood, 1000 a. moor,
100 a. moss, 100 a. turbary, 200a. furze and a rent of £4—Thomas
Stanley quit claims the premises to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of
John—The plaintiffs restore the premises to Thomas Stanley to
hold for life with remainder to Lady Ellen now his wife and after
her death to his right heirs. Feet of Fines, 3 Edward VI.
1559 Final concord made in the octaves of S. Michael, 1 Elizabeth,
between John Myddylton, Esq., and Christopher Manser, plaintiffs,
and James Warde deforciant—The manor of Rygmayden and 13
messuages, 4 cottages, four tofts, 13 gardens, 13 orchards, 300 a. land
200a. meadow, 200 a. pasture, 200 a. wood, 200a. moor, 100a. turbary,
200 a. moss, 100 a. furze in Rygmayden, Mansergh, Hegholme and
Middilton. James Warde quit claims the premises to the plaintiffs
and to the heirs of John. The plaintiffs restore the premises to
James Warde to hold for one week with remainder after that term to
Thomas Warde son and heir of John Warde deceased and his heirs
male. In default of such issue to remain after the death of the said
Thomas to Brian Warde, his brother, and his heirs male, and in
default to the right heirs of Thomas. Feet of Fines, Hilary Term,
1565 Final concord made in the octaves of St Michael, 7 Elizabeth,
between Roland Glover, plaintiff, and John Redman (of Thornton,
co. York) deforciant. One messuage, one toft, one garden, one
orchard, 12 a. land, four acres meadow, two acres pasture, one acre
moor in Mansergh. The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the
plaintiff and his heirs for £20 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas,
7, 8 Elizabeth.
1565 Final concord made in the octaves of St Michael, 7 Elizabeth,
between John Baynbrigge, plaintiff, and John Redman, deforciant.
Five acres of land, two acres of meadow, one acre moor in Mansergh.
The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs
for £20 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 7-8 Elizabeth.
1568 Final concord made in the octaves of St Michael, 10 Elizabeth,
between Thomas Warde, plaintiff, and Francis Tunstall, deforciant.
Two messuages, two tofts, two gardens, one orchard, 30 a. land,
10 a. meadow, 10 a. pasture in Kirkbye in Londesdale, Mansergh
and Hegholme. The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the
plaintiff and his heirs for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas,
1569 Final concord made on the morrow of Holy Trinity, 11 Elizabeth,
between Edward Baynbrygg, plaintiff, and John Redmayne, Richard
Redmayne son and heir of the said John and Marmaduke Redmayne
son of the said Richard, deforciants. Two messuages, two gardens,
two orchards, 40 a. land, 20 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture, four acres wood,
20 a. moor, 10 a. turbary, and common of pasture for all animals
in Manserghe. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff
and his heirs for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trin. 11 Elizabeth.
1576 Final concord made between William Burrow, plaintiff, and Robert
Byndlos and Agnes his wife, deforciants. Ten messuages, 10
cottages, 10 tofts, 20 gardens, 10 orchards, 200 a. land, 70 a. meadow,
100 a. pasture, 20 a. wood, 600 a. moor, 200 a. turbary in Mansergh.
The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs
for £80 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 18–19 Elizabeth.
1579 Final concord made between Henry Wilson, plaintiff, and William
Mansergh and Jane his wife deforciants. Sixteen acres pasture in
Mansergh. The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff
and his heirs from themselves and the heirs of Jane, for £40 sterling.
Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 21–22 Elizabeth.
1580 In a dispute concerning tenant-right Marmaduke "Readmanne"
of Thornton, co. York, esq., stated that upon information given to
him immediatly after the death of John "Readmanne." his grandfather, "great variance, stryfe, suit, contention and contrariness
hath been stirred, moved and had between the said Marmaduke and
Rowland Hardye of Manserghe, his tenant, within his lordship of
Manserge, concerning tenant right upon a certain ground called
Tyrrebanke, part of the inheritance etc."; Greenwood, The Redmans
of Levens, 164.
1581 Final concord made between John Maior, plaintiff, and William
Mansergh (fn. 14) and Jane his wife, deforciants. Seven messuages, four
tofts, seven gardens, 120 a. land, 40 a. meadow, 80 a. pasture, seven
acres wood, 100 a. moor, in Mansergh, Mydleton and Dalton. The
deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs
from themselves and the heirs of Jane for 200 marks of silver.
1582 Final concord made between Edward Stockdall, James Stockdall
and Robert Groyser, plaintiffs, and James Hoblethwayte, deforciant.
Two messuages, three tofts, three gardens, two orchards, 10 a. land
six acres meadow, 100 a. turbary, and common of pasture for all kinds
of cattle in Mansergh. The deforciant quit claims the premises to
the plaintiffs and the heirs of Edward for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines,
Michaelmas, 24-25 Elizabeth.
1585 Final concord made between Richard Bland, Thomas Williamson
and Thomas Readmane, plaintiffs, and William Manser and Jane
his wife, deforciants. Four messuages, four tofts, four gardens,
80 a. land, 40 a. meadow, 30 a. pasture, 20 a. wood, 40 a. moor,
30 a. furze, in Manser and Kirkebylonisdale. The deforciants quit
claim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of Richard and
warrant them against the heirs of Jane, for £40 sterling. Feet of
Fines, Michaelmas, 27–28 Elizabeth.
1587 On the 8th May, 29 Elizabeth, Marmaduke Redmayne of Thornton
Hall, co. York, esq, and Alice his wife sold for 260 marks of silver
and conveyed to Henry Brabyn (fn. 15) of Dockar, co. Lanc., gent., the
manor or lordship of Manserghe and the lands there which were of
the inheritance of John Redmayn, esq., his grandfather, or of any
of his ancestors, and lands there which were of the inheritance of
William Stanley, knt., late lord Mountegle, and covenanted for
himself and Alice his wife to levy a fine; Anct. Deeds, a. 12665.
1589 Final concord made between John Baynbrigg, plaintiff, and William
Mansergh and Jane his wife deforciants. Six messuages, six
gardens, six orchards, 50 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 10 a. pasture, 40 a.
furze, 40 a. moor, in Mansergh, Keastwyck and Kirkby Lonsdale.
The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs
for £80 sterling. Feet of Fines, Hilary, 31 Elizabeth.
1590 Inquest taken at Castle of Appulbie 20 January, 33 Elizabeth
(1590–1) before Christopher Dalton esquire Escheator, by the oath
of Thomas Lancastre, Wm Hudson, Thos Lowghe, Edward Rosse,
gentlemen, Bartholomew Dobson, Thos Bird, Thos Warcooppe, John
Brackan, Thos Sanderson, John Dobson, John Shepard, Richard Hill,
John Winter, Christopher Tailior, Wm Hall, John Wildinge and
Edmund Braidley, yeomen, who say that: Christopher Manserghe
of Mansergh Hall, gentleman, long before his death was seised of a
capital messuage in Manserghe and 40 acres of land thereto
belonging; and of nine messuages in Manserghe and in Kirbilonsdall, and 90 acres of land to them belonging. All above premises
held of Queen in free socage as of her castle of Kendall by
fealty and on payment of six "braide arrowes" (fn. 16) to the hands
of the Queen's Receiver yearly at feast of St. John Baptist for all
services, and they are worth yearly clear £5.
Christopher Manserghe [died] 14 July, 10 Elizabeth (1568) and
Jane Manserghe is his daughter and nearest heir, she is aged 40,
years and upwards now. Chan. Inq. p. mort., ser. ii, vol. 277,
1600 Final concord made between Christopher Baynbrigg, plaintiff, and
Isabel Burrow, deforciant. One messuage, one garden, 10 a. land,
six acres meadow, 20 a. pasture in Mansergh. The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the plaintiff for £80 streling. Feet of Fines,
Hilary, 42 Elizabeth.
1601 Final concord made between John Warde, plaintiff, and James
Buskell and Helen his wife, deforciants. One messuage, one toft,
two gardens, 20 a. land, six acres meadow, 20 a. pasture, four acres
wood, 50 a. furze, two acres turbary, and common of pasture for all
kind of cattle in Mansergh. The deforciants quitclaim the premises
to the plaintiff for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trinity, 43 Elizabeth.
1609–10 Assessment of the latter part of the subsidy granted 9 James I on
the inhabitants within the wards of Kendall and Lonsdall. The
commissioners have appointed Bryan Manzergh of Middleton, gent.,
high collector of the said wards. For Barbon and Mansergh. Lay
Subsidy Rolls, 195, 59.
|John Warde in lands xxs.
|Nicholas Fawcett in goods iii li
|Christopher Bainbrigg in goodes iii li
1610 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 6 Oct., 8 James I (1610) before
Christopher Wood esquire Escheator, by the oath etc., who say that:
Nicholas Glover, yeoman on the day of his death was seised of a
messuage and tenement in Mansergh and divers acres of arable land
and pasture thereto belonging, but of whom held and by what
services they know not, they are worth yearly clear 10s. He died
23 March, 5 James 1 (1607–8) and Thomas Glover is his brother and
nearest heir, he is now aged 37 years and upwards.
Robert Wilson of Mansergh by virtue of a conveyance thereof
made by the said Thomas Glover had and received all the issues and
profits of the premises. Court of Wards Inq. p. mort., vol. 52, n. 3.
1611 Inquest taken at Kirkbiekendall 27 Sept., 9 James I (1611) before
John Lowther esquire Escheator, by writ as to what more William
Dixon held than is stated in a prior Inquisition taken at Orton and
returned into the Chancery 24 Sept. 8 James I (1610), by the oath
of Edward Wilkinson, James Strickland, Miles Eskrigge, Phillip
Win. . . . ., Richard Holme, Henry Brigges, Peter Mowson,
Anthony Gilpin, Brian Walker, Peter Birkett, Nicholas Cocke,
Thomas Robinson and Robert Herrison, gentlemen, who say that:
William Dixon of Kirkbielonsdale, gentleman, long before he died
was seised of one-third part of a barn and one-third part of a close
of land containing three acres called "Tirribank" in Manserghe,
lately purchased from one William Burrowe, more than is mentioned
in said prior Inquisition. The premises were held of the king but
by what service they know not and are worth yearly clear 5s. Chanc.
Inq. p. mort., ser, 11, vol. 367, n. 19.
1612 Inquest taken at Kirkby Lonsdale 22 Sept., 10 James I (1612)
before Roger Otwaye esquire Escheator by the oath etc., who say
that Thomas Warde of Riggmayden, gentleman, on the day of his
death was seised of one capital messuage called "Riggmayden Hall"
and of demesne lands, meadow, feedings and pasture and other
hereditaments thereto belonging in Riggmayden, in the parish of
Kirkbye Lonsdale; and also of two messuages or tenements in
The said capital messuage and the two messuages in Middelton are
held of the king, and at the time of Thomas Warde's death were held
of Queen Elizabeth, as of that part of their Barony of Kirbye Kendall
called "Le Richmond Fee" in fee socage namely: by fealty and
suit of court of their manor and by a rent of 6d. or one barbed
arrow payable at Michaelmas and Pentecost by equal portions and are
worth yearly clear £5.
Thomas Warde died thereof seised 27 July, 34 Elizabeth (1592),
and John Warde is his son and heir, he is aged 49 years now and has
received the profits of the premises from the time of his father's
death. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort. vol. 45, n. 152.
1613 Final concord made between Robert Wilson, plaintiff and George
Wilson deforciant. One messuage, eight acres land, six acres pasture,
and common of pasture for all cattle in Manserghe. The deforciant
quit claims the premises for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trinity,
11 James I.
1615 Inquest taken at Kirkbye Kendall 15 Sept., 13 James I (1615)
before Roger Otwaye esquire Escheator, by the oath etc., who say
that: Whereas by an Inquisition taken at Kirkby Kendall before
Christopher Wood esquire then Escheator on 6 Oct., 8 James I (1610)
it was found that Nicholas Glover on the day he died was seised
of one messuage and tenement in Manserghe and divers acres of
land arable, meadow, and pasture thereto belonging but of whom
they were held and by what services the jurors were wholly ignorant.
The jury in this present Inquisition say that the said messuage
and tenement are held, and at the time of Nicholas Glover's death
were held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Richmond
Fee" by what services they know not. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort.,
vol 54, n. 21.
1616 Final concord made between James Redmane, clerk, and George
Stockdall gent., plaintiff, and Nicholas Borrett and Jane his wife
deforciants. Seven messuages, seven gardens, seven orchards, 70 a.
land, 15 a. meadow, 50 a. pasture, one acre wood, 300 a. furze, and
common of pasture for all cattle in Kirkbylonesdale and Manserghe.
The deforciants quit claim the premises for £161 sterling. Feet of
Fines, Easter, 14 James I.
1617 Inquest taken at Kirkebiekendall 26 Sept., 15 James I (1617)
before John Lowther, Roger Otway, and Robert Curwen gentlemen,
feodaries of co. Westmorland, by oath etc., who say that: Henry
Brabyn, esquire, on the day of his death was seised of the manor of
Manserghe and 20 messuages, 10 cottages, 20 gardens. 10 tofts,
one watermill, 140 acres of land, 30 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, 200 a
moor furze and heath in Manserghe and Kirkebielonesdale, parcel.
of the manor of Manserghe, lately purchased from Marmaduke
Redmayne esquire, and before parcel of the lands and possessions
of William, lord Mounteagle; and of one capital messuage or tenement
called "St. Leonard Spitle" 30 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture
and wood within the parish of Kirkbylonesdale to the said capital
messuage belonging and lately purchased from Christopher Carus
esquire; and also of 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 100 acres of land, 20a.
meadow, 20 a. pasture and wood in Hutton Rooffe and Kirkebielonesdale lately purchased from said Christopher Carus esquire.
He was also seised of the manor of Garneygarthe alias Grange-garth
in Whittington co. Lanc., and one capital messuage called
"Whittington Hall," 140a. land, 20a. meadow, 40 a. pasture
called "le nether Blees" and 100 a. furze and heath in Whittington
and Newton co. Lanc.; and of one capital messuage or tenement
20 acres land, six acres meadow, 14 a. pasture commonly called
"le Hirst" in Docker co. Lanc.; and of one other capital messuage
or tenement called "Docker hall" and 20 a. land thereto belonging
in Docker; and of one close of land called "Robsall" containing
12 acres in Docker; and of 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 40 a. land,
20a. meadow, 20a. pasture in Ergholme and Cawoode in co. Lanc.;
as well as of other land in co. York.
Henry Brabyn by his will dated 12 April 1613, devised all the
premises in Manserghe, Kirkebielonsdale, Huttonroofe in co. Westmorland and in Whittington and Newton co. Lancaster to Thomas
Brabyn his son and heir for his life, with remainder after his death
to Henry Brabyn, son and heir apparent of said Thomas, and his
heirs male with divers remainders beyond. And for default of
such issue to the right heirs of Thomas Brabyn for ever; and all the
premises in Docker, Ergholme and Cawood in co. Lancaster etc., etc.,
to William Brabyn his younger son and his assigns for term of his
life with remainder to John Brabyn son and heir apparent of the
said William for term of his life, with remainder to the heirs male
of said John Brabyn with divers remainders beyond. And for
default of such issue to the right heirs of William Brabyn forever.
The manor of Manserghe and the messuages, cottages, mill, lands,
tenements and hereditaments in Manserghe, are held of the king,
and are worth yearly clear £6. The capital messuage and lands etc.,
called "St. Leonard Spitle" are held of the king by knight service
and are worth yearly clear 40s. The 10 messuages etc., in Huttonroofe and Kirkebielonesdale are held of the king as of his manor of
Kirkebiekendall by knight service and are worth yearly clear 40s.
Henry Brabyn died at Whittington 11 Feb. last (1616-7 and
Thomas Brabyn esquire is his son and nearest heir aged now . . . . .
years and upwards. Alice Brabyn late the wife of the said Henry
Brabyn still lives at Whittintgon. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort.,
vol. 69, n. 64a.
1617 Petition of Alice Conder of Terry Bank (Nov. 12 1617.) To the
Right honorable William Viscount Wallingfoorde (fn. 17) Minr of his
highness' Courte of Wardes and Liveries and the Counsell of the same.
The humble petition of Alice Conder Widowe &c., &c.,—Sheweth
that whereas Edward Conder of Mansergh in the Countie of Westmorland, Yeoman, ye Petitioner's late deceased husband, was seised
in Fee of a parcel of grounde called Terry Bank wch how the same is
houlden ye petitioner knoweth not &c., &c. Ye Petitioner humbly
prayeth that if in case there be a tenure she may be admitted to
compound with his highness for the Wardship of her son, who is
wth in age; and she will attend the Escheator there in to find an
office. The same being under value. (fn. 18)
[Answer written at the foot of the petition in another hand]
Lett her proceed to the fynding of the offic Wch the Escheator may
doe, virtute officii; The Land being of mean value as ys alleaged and
when the King is intitled I will have considerac[i]on of the petition
so as she fynd the offic and retourne the same whch Schedull and
confession of the estate, the ffourth Sittinge in hillery tearme next.
[signed] W. Wallingforde.
Extract from the Conder Deeds at Terry Bank.
1618 Thomas Brabin, Esq., son and heir of Henry Brabin and other the
occupiors or collectors of the rents of the mannor of Manserghe with
th'appurtenaunces one capitall messuage or tenemente with th'appurtenaunces called St Leonards Spitle, 30 a. land, 10 a. meadow and
20 a. pasture and wood within the parish of Kirkby Londesdale, and
10 messuages, 10 gardens, 100. a land, 20 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture and
wood in Hutton Roof, for the arrearages of the same due at Penticost
anno xvi James I, late the landes of Henry Brabin, Esq., 100s.
Attachment xxvi June 1618.
1618 Inquest taken at Kirkbikendall, 2 October, 16 James I, before
Roger Otway, esq., escheator, by the oath of William Benson, James
Strickland, Henry Kitchinge, Thomas Briggs, Peter Birkett, Thomas
Gilpin, Thomas Atkinson, Miles Williamson, John Harison, James
Moonson, Nicholas Cocke, Roger Bateman, Gollphridus Borret,
Edward Bland and Adam Coocke, who say that Edward Conder, late
of Mansergh, was seised of one messuage and tenement at Harkrigge
in Mansergh, and of 10 a. of arable land, meadow and pasture to the
said messuage belonging; also of one messuage and tenement and 12 a.
of arable land, meadow and pasture situate in a certain place called
Tirribanke in Mansergh; and being so seised he by his last will
granted "my freehold lands in Tyrribanke which I bought of John
Hardie of Barbon with my houses newly built upon the same adjoining
to the town-green to my son Edward Conder who shall enter to the
same after the death of Alice my wife." Edward the elder died 12
October 1617, and further the jurors say that the premises at
Hartrigge were formerly the lands of James Heblethwaite, gentleman,
deceased, but at the time of Edward's death were held of Thomas
Brabin as of the manor of Mansergh by fealty and suit of court in free
socage; and the premises in Tirrybanke were formerly the lands of
Marmaduke Readman, Esq., deceased, but at the time of Edward's
death were held of the aforesaid Thomas Brabin also as of the manor
of Mansergh by suit of court in free socage. Chan. Inq. p. m.,
ser. II, vol. 413, n. 109.
1621 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 18 December, 19 James I. (1621)
before Joseph Boothe gentleman, Escheator, by the oath etc. who
say that: John Glover on the day of his death was seised of one
messuage and tenement called "Blindkelde" in Manserghe and of
16 a. of arable land meadow and pasture thereto belonging; and
of one other messuage and tenement called "Fleshbecke" in Mansergh and 30a. arable meadow and pasture thereto belonging. Which
premises formerly were parcel of the land and heriditaments of
Marmaduke Redmayne esquire deceased. They are held of Thomas
Barbyn gentleman as of his manor of Manserghe in free socage by
fealty and suit of court, and are worth yearly clear 46s. 8d.
John Glover died 24 July last (1621) and Roland is his son and
nearest heir, aged now 43 years. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort.,
vol. 63, n. 67.
1622 Final concord made between Brian Walker alias Harrison, William
Walker and John Walker, plaintiffs, and Edward Moore and Margaret
his wife deforciants. One messuage, one watermill, one garden,
one orchard, 15 a. land, five acres meadow, five acres pasture, common
of turbary and common of pasture for all cattle in Manserghe and
Killington. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs
and the heirs of Brian for £100 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trinity,
20 James I.
1623 Final concord made between Richard Baynes and Robert Wilson,
plaintiffs, and Edward Bainbrigge, gent, and Thomas Bainbrigge,
gent. and Thomas Bainbrigge, Doctor of Theology, deforciants. Three
messuages, three gardens, three orchards, 13 a. of land, 40 a.
pasture, 100 a. furze in Mansergh and Middleton. The deforciants
quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of Richard
and warrant them against the heirs of Christopher Bainbrigge,
decd, father of Edward, for £60 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter,
21 James I.
1624 Final concord made between John Warde, plaintiff, and Brian
Glover and Alice his wife, deforciants. One messuage, one garden,
six acres land, two acres meadow, six acres pasture, common of
turbary and common of pasture for all cattle in Mansergh. The
deforciants quitclaim the premises for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines,
Easter, 22 James I.
1630 Final concord made between John Atkinson and Robert Benson,
plaintiffs, and Brian Burrow and Elizabeth his wife, John Dawson
and Isabel his wife, John Dixon and Mabel his wife, deforciants.
Two messuages, two gardens, eight acres land, two acres meadow,
six acres pasture, 50 a. furze in Mansergh and Kirkby [Lonsdale].
The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs
of John and warrant them against the heirs of Brian, of Isabel and
of John Dixon, for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas,
6 Charles I.
1630 Inquest taken at Kirbiekendall 1st. Oct., 6 Charles I, (1630) before
John Cowper Esq, Escheator, by the oath &c., who say that: Henry
Atkinson, yeoman, on the day of his death was seised of one close
of pasture commonly called "Oldtowne Close," containing 14 acres,
and one parcel of arable land called "Aykey" containing 1½ acres,
and one close or inclosure of arable land containing 5 roods called
"Marledale." and one parcel of arable land called "Greenfeild"
containing half acre, in Mansergh. Which premises were purchased
from William Mansergh, gentleman, and Jane his wife and before
were parcel of the demesne lands of the said William and Jane
called "Nether Haule otherwise Mansergh Haule" in Mansergh.
So seised Henry Atkinson died 28 January last (1629) and John
Atkinson is his son and nearest heir, aged 40 years and upwards now.
All the said premises are held of the king in free socage as of his
manor or Barony of Kendall by fealty and payment of one "broade
arrowe," parcel of six broad arrows for all the land and tenements
in Mansergh and Kirbielonsdale, yearly, for all services and demands,
as appears by the Inquisition (fn. 19) taken after the death of Christopher
Mansergh, gentleman, deceased, dated 12 Oct., 32 Elizabeth (1590).
And they are worth yearly clear 13s. 4d. Court of Wards, Inq. p.,
mort., vol. 82, n. 19.
1631 Final concord made between John Walker and John Baynbrigge,
plaintiffs, and Roland Glover and Mary his wife and John Glover,
deforciants. Two messuages, two gardens, 20 a. land, five acres
meadow, 22 a. pasture, one acre wood, 50 a. furze, and common of
pasture for all cattle in Manserghe. The deforciants quit claim the
premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of John for £60 sterling.
Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 7 Charles I.
1634 Final concord made between John Walker and James Bland,
plaintiffs, and George Baynbrigge and Anne his wife, deforciants.
One toft, eight acres land, two acres meadow, eight acres pasture,
40 a. furze in Manserghe and Killington. The deforciants quitclaim
the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of John for £60 sterling.
Feet of Fines, Easter, 10 Charles I.
1635 William Walker held of the king in socage, as parcel of the lands
of St. John of Jerusalem in England, three acres land, three acres
meadow, five acres pasture in Hegholme. Escheats, 10 Charles 1;
Rawlinson MS. B. 437, fol. 83.
1635 Inquest taken at Kendall 19th August, 11 Charles I, (1635) before
Henry Cowper, gentleman, Escheator, by the oath etc., who say that:
Christopher Bainebrigg, yeoman, before his death was seised of
one messuage and tenement in Mansergh called "le Holmehouse,"
with three closes named or called "Magna Toutebancke, Caterigge
Close, and Caterige Mier," parcel of the aforesaid messuage, and 26
acres of land, arable meadow and pasture, to the messuage belonging,
and one other messuage and tenement in Middleton called "Wraytrees otherwise Cowtrees" and 12 acres of land, meadow and pasture
to the said messuage and tenement belonging.
And he was seised of one other messuage in Manserge aforesaid called
"Fleshbecke" and 14 acres of land, meadow and pasture thereto
belonging, which William Burrowe late of Lupton anciently held of
Marmaduke Redmane, esquire, and his ancestors by payment of
11s. 8d. rent as customary tenant to that aforesaid Marmaduke
Redmane according to the custom of the manor of Mansergh. So
seised William Burrowe, by his will dated 23 Novr, 1591, bequeathed
the said messuage and tenement to Isabella his wife her heirs and
assigns for ever.
Further they say that Christopher Bainbrigge by his charter dated
12 February, 38 Elizabeth (1595–6) purchased from the aforesaid
Isabella the said messuage and tenement called Fleshbeck [to himself]
his heirs and assigns for ever as by the charter, shewn to Jurors,
more fully appears. The messuage and tenement called "le Holmehouse" are held of Roland Dawson as of his manor of Mansergh in
free socage and suit of Court at the Court of Mansergh and are
worth yearly clear 20s. The messuage and tenement and other the
premises in Middleton called "Wraietrees otherwise Cowtrees"
are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marquesse
Fee" by fealty only in free socage and a free rent of 2d., and are
worth yearly clear 10s. The messuage and tenement in Mansergh
called "Fleshbecke" is held of the king as of his manor of Kendall
called "le Marquesse Fee" by fealty only in free socage and is
worth yearly clear 11s. 8d.
Christopher Bainbrigge died 11 June last (1635) and John Bainbrigge
is his son and heir, aged 38 years now. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort.,
vol. 87, n. 164.
1652 Final concord made between John Bigland, plaintiff, and Thomas
Prickett and Margaret his wife, deforciants. One messuage, 40 a.
land, four acres meadow, 60 a. pasture, and common of pasture in
Mansergh and Kirkby Lonsdale. The deforciants quitclaim the
premises to the plaintiffs and warrant them against the heirs of
Thomas, against William his son and his heirs and the heirs of
William Mansergh, decd, for £100 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter,
1653 Final concord made between Joseph Boothe, plaintiff, and Henry
Warde and Anne his wife, deforciants. One messuage, 10 a. land,
three acres meadow, 30 a. pasture, one acre wood, 40 a. furze and
common of pasture for all kinds of cattle in Mansergh. The deforciants quitclaim the premises for the sum agreed upon between them.
Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 1653.
1656 Final concord made between William Rawlinson, plaintiff, and
Henry Warde and Anne his wife and Thomas Warde, deforciants.
One messuage, one mill, 200 a. land, 100 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture in
Mansergh. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff
for £260 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 1656.
1661 Final concord made between Thomas Godsalve, plaintiff, and
Henry Ward, senior and Anne his wife, Thomas Ward and Alice his
wife, and Henry Ward, junior, deforciants. Four messuages, one
mill, one brewery, one garden, one orchard, 100 a. land, 100 a.
meadow, 200 a. pasture, five acres wood, 100 a. furze, 100 a. moor
and common of pasture for all cattle in Mansergh, Kirkby Lonsdale
and Killington. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the
plaintiff and his heirs for £300 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 13
1662 Final concord made between Thomas Godsalve, plaintiff and
Brian Walker and Janet his wife deforciants. Four acres land,
two acres meadow, five acres pasture in Mansergh and Barbon. The
deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for
£41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 14 Charles II.
1662 Schedule of defaulters to Hearth Tax. Lay Subsidy Roll, 259, n. 13.
George Bainbridge hath unpaid for the first halfe yeare for two
harthes acknoledged by me Cristopher Conder late Constabel of
Manser for the yeare 1662.
1664 It has been stated to Mr. Caley (fn. 20) that Sir Robert Bindlosse and
Dame Rebecca his wife by indenture dated 4 January, 16 Charles II
(1664) amongst other things granted to Thomas Godsalve of Rigmaiden, gent., his heirs and assigns, all and every the tithes of corn,
grain, hay, line, hemp and all manner of tythes whatosever etc.,
coming, increasing, arising or growing on the south side of the river
Loyne betwixt the said river and Claughton in the co. of Lancaster
1676 Rental of the Richmond Fee: Mr. Thomas Godsalve (fn. 21) for Mr.
Ward pays yearly for Riggemaiden 1s.