||By the Bolton, Turton, and Westhoughton Extension Act, 1898.
||a Subs. R. Lancs, bdle. 250, no. 9.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lanes. and Ches.), i, 67. In 1221 Eugenia,
the widow of William de Radcliffe, demanded dower in a plough-land in Edgeworth, and shortly afterwards she rendered
40d. to the king from her land in Salford
Hundred, showing that the service due
from Edgeworth was 10s.; ibid. 129;
Curia Regis R. 78, m. 14 d. In 1246
Eugenia de Radcliffe recovered 8 acres in
Edgeworth against Jordan de Quickenlow,
who could not be found; Assize R. 404,
On partition Edgeworth seems to have
been reckoned as half a plough-land, and
Entwisle and Quarlton each 2 oxgangs of
||The time and manner of the grant
are unknown, but the Radcliffes did not
entirely yield up their interest in the
manor, the Quarlton part being retained
The sheriff was in 1295 ordered to
inquire whether Henry de Trafford held
8 oxgangs, &c, in Edgeworth of Richard
de Radcliffe by the service of ½d. and the
eighth part of a knight's fee, as Richard
asserted, or by the ½d. only as Henry
said; De Banco R. 109, m. 22.
In 1276 and later Henry de Trafford
had disputes with Henry de Lacy, Earl
of Lincoln, arising probably out of the
undefined boundary between Edgeworth
and Tottington; Assize R. 405, m. 2;
R. 1235, m. 11 d.; R. 1265, m. 4 d.
A ditch having been made was thrown
down by the earl's bailiffs, the moor lying
between the two townships all animals
could enter by the breaches in the ditch;
Assize R. 1271, m. 12. In 1292 Richard
de Radcliffe was the plaintiff in a claim
against the earl respecting 50 acres of
moor and moss, but withdrew; Assize R.
408, m. 61 d. In the same year Edgeworth was included in a Trafford settlement; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lanes, and
Ches.), i, 170.
William de Radcliffe was in 1312
summoned to answer Henry de Trafford
respecting the seizure of a cow at Edgeworth, and in defence said that Henry
formerly held the manor of one Richard
son of Robert de Radcliffe by the service
of ½d. a year, and the cow was taken
because this rent was in arrears; De
Banco R. 195, m. 268.
In 1324 Henry de Trafford held [part
of] a plough-land in Edgeworth by a rent of
7s. 7d., William de Radcliffe holding the
remainder by 2s. 6d.; Lancs. Inq. and
Extents, ii, 104–5. The versions differ.
In 1346 it was returned that Henry
de Trafford, Richard de Radcliffe and
John de Entwisle held 2½ plough-lands in
Edgeworth and Quarlton by the fourth
part of a knight's fee, paying 2s. 6d. as
castle ward; also that Henry de Trafford
paid 7s. 6d. for the manor of Edgeworth
at the four terms 5 Add. MS. 32103,
Henry de Trafford died in 1395 holding
two parts of a third of the manor of
Edgeworth of the Duke of Lancaster by
knight's service; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet.
Soc), i, 63. His estate is called two
parts of two parts of the manor in the
inquisition after the death of his widow
in 1421, when her third was stated to be
worth 8s. 6d. a year clear; Towneley
MS. DD, no. 1505. In another inquisition (1414) in Dods. MSS. cxxxi, it iscalled two parts of two parts of half the
vill of Edgeworth, the service beingknight's service, and the rent of 2d.
Sir John Trafford, who died in 1489,
held two parts of the third part of the
manor of Edgeworth by the sixteenth
part of a knight's fee; the clear value
was 10s.; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii,
Sir Edmund Trafford, who died in 1533,
held a third part of the manor by the
third part of the fourth part of a knight's
fee; ibid, vi, no. 20.
In the above the 'third part of the
manor' probably means Edgeworth proper,
as distinct from Entwisle and Quarlton.
Edmund Trafford, who died in 1563,
held the manor of Edgeworth of the
queen as of her Duchy of Lancaster by
the third part of the fourth part of a
knight's fee, and a rent of 8s. yearly;
ibid, xi, no. 11.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 51, m.
115; the Trafford estate in Harwood and
Bolton was included.
||The purchasers in the same year,
reciting the sale by Nicholas Mosley of
London, complained that Giles Entwisle
and others had wrongfully entered several
tenements in the manor. James Shippobottom alias Nevill replied that about
1566 Edmund Trafford, then in possession
of the manor, had for services done to his
father consented to the marriage of the
said James with Elizabeth, daughter of
William Holden, ancient tenant of the
messuage and lands in dispute, appertaining to which were rights of turbary and
pasture on the waste and moors of Edgeworth; the tenement was to go to James
and Elizabeth for life. Peter Horrocks,
another defendant, also claimed under a
grant by Sir Edmund Traffbrd. The
purchasers replied that the manor had
been conveyed free of all incumbrance;
Duchy of Lane. Plead. Eliz. clxxxiv, O, 5;
clxxxix, O, 4.
A fine relating to the sale of the manor
by Nicholas Mosley and his wife Elizabeth
was made in 1600; Pal. of Lane. Feet
of F. bdle. 64, no. 194.
The purchasers appear to have sold
large portions of it in parcels.
Richard Orrell at his death in 1624
held a messuage and lands in Edgeworth
of the king by the two-hundredth part of
a knight's fee. James Orrell, his son and
heir, was seventeen years of age; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.),
||The 'manor of Edgeworth' is named
in a recovery in 1786; Pal. of Lanc.
Plea R. 643, m. 11d.
||Ellis son of Hugh de Edgeworth
occurs in 1278; Assize R. 1265, m. 4d.;
and Richard de Edgeworth about the same
time; Assize R. 1271, m. 12. William
de Edgeworth was in 1292 nonsuited in a
claim against Hugh son of Ellis de Edgeworth, concerning a tenement there;
Assize R. 408, m. 58 d. Roger de Edgeworth contributed to the subsidy of 1332;
Exch. Lay Subs. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Another ancient family was that of
Quickenlow, already mentioned. They
were perhaps of Quarlton, in which is
Wickenlow. Edusa daughter of Geoffrey
de Quickenlow in 1284 claimed 18
acres held by Henry de Trafford; she
was the wife of Richard Tyder of
Pemberton. It was proved that her
father had enfeoffed one Henry son of
Wenne of the land, so that it did not
descend to Edusa; Assize R. 1265,
m. 21. In 1347 Robert son of Ellis de
Quarlton, Richard de Greenollers, and
Richard del Quickenlow were accused of
breaking a close at Edgeworth and depasturing the grass there; De Banco R.
351, m. 109 d.
||See the account of Quarlton, in which
township all or the greater part of their
estate seems to have been situated.
||Leonard Asshawe of Flixton was in
1595 found to have held lands in Edgeworth of Edmund Trafford in socage;
Duchy of Lane. Inq. p.m. xvi, no. 11.
||Ellis Bradshaw in 1544 purchased
three messuages, &c, in Edgeworth from
George Entwisle; Pal. of Lane. Feet of
F. bdle. 12, m. 235. In 1573 Richard
Entwisle purchased two messuages and
lands in the same place from Lawrence
Bradshaw and Margaret his wife, and
Ralph Entwisle purchased another; ibid,
bdle. 35, m. 68, 77.
In 1594 a settlement was made of an
estate in seven messuages, various lands,
a mine of stone, &c, by Alexander
Entwisle and Alice his wife, Richard
Entwisle and Margaret his wife, Giles
Entwisle, Thomas Lowe alias Entwisle
(bastard son of Edmund Entwisle) and
Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Entwisle and
Cecily his wife; ibid. bdle. 56, m. 71.
Alexander Entwisle died 26 December
1602, holding two messuages, &c, in
Edgeworth and two messuages, &c, in
Musbury; Richard, his elder brother,
had granted a messuage in the Broadhead
to the use of the said Alexander and his
heirs male, with reversion to Richard.
Alexander's heir was a daughter Elizabeth,
only two years old; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. xviii, no. 13.
Giles Entwisle died in 1620 holding a
messuage and lands in Edgeworth of the
king by knight's service; his son and
heir Richard was forty years of age;
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), ii, 195. Thomas Entwisle had a
small tenement in Edgeworth, held of the
king as the three-hundredth part of a
knight's fee, and by his will left it for life
to William and Ralph Entwisle. He
died in 1621; his widow Cecily survived
him, and his heir was one Richard Entwisle, forty-four years of age; ibid, i,
Ralph Entwisle died in 1615, leaving
a son William as heir; he held land of
the king by the two-hundredth part of a
knight's fee; ibid, ii, 42.
||John Horrocks died 19 May 1637,
holding lands of the king by the twohundredth part of a knight's fee; Lawrence his son and heir was over twentytwo years of age ; Towneley MS. C, 8,
13 (Chet. Lib.), fol. 501.
Adam Isherwood, who died 5 September 1634, also held lands of the king;
his son Robert, the heir, was over forty
years old; ibid. fol. 699a.
Deeds relating to several properties in
Edgeworth—Higher Barn, Horrocks Fold,
and Wheatshaw Croft—are printed in
Jas. C. Scholes' Turton Documents, no.
||The land tax return of 1797 shows
that Thomas Fogg was the principal contributor; his lands paid about an eighth
of the total.
Local Glean. Lanes, and Cbes. i, 110;
Lancs, and Cbes. Hist, and Gen. Notes, ii,
Lancs, and Cbes. Rec. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 56. The award
is kept at the County Council Offices,
||A cottage for services was taken in
1807 at Crown Point, Edgeworth Moor,
then ' a very benighted and populous
part,' and a church was formed in 1814.
See Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. iii,
69–78; a view is given.