12 July. Petition of the hamlet of Whinfell that Sweet Bridge
between Grayrigg and Whinfell is very much decayed and ought
to be repaired by the two townships. Ordered that it be equally
repaired betwixt the said hamlets. On 7 October following, the
Grayrigg moiety was ordered to be restored as it appears to this Court
that the inhabitants of Grayrigg ought not to be chargeable. K. Order
24 April. The following, being suspected persons, have neglected
or refused to make and subscribe the Declaration and take the
Oaths: Walter Nicholson, James Denyson, Robert Helme, Lanclott
Machell and Thomas Nicholson, in Whinfell. (K. Indictment Book
1692–1724). See Docker under same date.
William Helme of Workington, a nonjuror, owned a freehold
house called "Staney" in Whinfell, valued at £12. English Catholic
Nonjurors of 1715.
January. Presentment that Rossell Bridge between Whinfell
and Selside, formerly a wooden bridge and lately fallen down, ought
to be rebuilt by the inhabitants of Whinfell, Whitwell and Selside.
K. Indict. Book, 1692–1724.
25 January. Sweet Bridge. The Sub-Committee considered
that a permanent bridge is much needed; the wooden foot bridge is
but lately replaced, having been washed away by a heavy flood last
year. We think that the County Council might very properly grant
£25 towards a substantial bridge. C. C. Minutes, 1889–94.