||By the Bolton, Turton, &c, Extension
||a Subs. R. Lancs, bdle. 250, no. 9.
||It was in 1322 in the upper bailiwick
of the barony, and contributed to the
maintenance of the foresters of Horwich;
Mamecestre (Chet. Soc), ii, 374, 377.
||The land was in Award Hill ridding,
the bounds beginning at an oak marked
with a cross which grew by the street in
the Rakes, going down to the great water,
then up as far as the clough, and up the
clough to the hill, and so back to the oak.
Quitclaims from Richard son of Roger de
Orsdeshaw (to William de Ashworth), and
from William son of Adam de Ashworth
accompanied the charter. For the latter
quitclaim the canons paid 2 marks;
W. Farrer, Cockersand Chartul. (Chet.
Soc), ii, 704. Hereward, Abbot of Cockersand, afterwards granted this to Roger son
of Ughtred and his heirs at a rent of 12d.
a year, and ½ mark as relief; ibid, ii, 706.
The same benefactor also gave an acre
formerly occupied by Geoffrey de Manchester, with various easements including
leave to cut hay outside Acargarth; ibid,
The Cockersand rentals of 1451, 1461,
1501, and 1537 show that Thomas Longworth was tenant of two parcels (each 12d.
rent) in those years; ibid, iv, 1238, 1241.
In 1501 the heir of Sir James Harrington
held a tenement called Kirkland at 6d.
rent; ibid. Isabel Dame Harrington was
in 1519 found to have held a messuage
and land in Longworth of the Abbot of
Cockersand in socage; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. v, no. 2. Some or all of the
abbey lands were by Queen Mary granted
to Manchester Collegiate Church or the
SavoyHospital; Pat. 3 & 4 Phil, and Mary,
pt. xi; 4 & 5 Phil, and Mary, pt. xv.
||Hugh de Longworth granted land in
the township to William de Worthington;
Kuerden MSS. iii, W, 27.
In 1276 John son of Hugh de Longworth, Ellen his wife, &c, were accused of
depriving Robert de Wytefield and Lettice
his wife of 3 acres of moor, and the plaintiffs' claim was admitted; Assize R. 405,
m. 4 d.
John de Longworth in 1288 successfully asserted his right to 100 acres of
moor in Longworth which had been occupied by Alexander de Cuerdale, Richard
de Orymeshaw and others, who asserted
that the land was in Darwen; Assize R.
1277, m. 32a d.
Thomas de Longworth died 8 August
1444, holding six messuages, 24 acres of
land, 40 acres of meadow, &c, in Longworth, of Sir Nicholas Longford as of his
manor of Withington by knight's service
and a rent of 9½d.; he also held lands in
Thornton and Bolton-le-Moors. The
heir was his grandson Thomas (son of
Nicholas) Longworth, who was of full age
when the inquisition was taken in 1448;
Lancs. Rec. Inq. p.m. no. 36, 37a.
Lettice widow of Thomas Longworth
in 1446 claimed dower in six messuages
and various lands in Longworth, Bolton,
and Thornton-in-Sefton against Thomas
Longworth of Longworth ; Pal. of Lanc.
Plea R. 9, m. 18b.
An arbitration was agreed on in 1462
respecting lands in Longworth within the
vill of Withington between Robert and
Peter Longhals on one side and on the
other Richard Southworth, John Bradshaw and Elizabeth his wife, Thomas
Longworth and others ; the lands had
lately belonged to one Thomas Longworth; Kuerden fol. MS., P 316, no.
There was a dispute in 1530 between
Ralph Orrell of Turton and others and
Thomas Longworth (or his heir) concerning the common pasture called Longworth
Moor, and a great waste or pasture called
Turton Moss; Pal. of Lanc. Sessional
Papers, Lent, 21 Hen. VIII. A little
later Anthony Green claimed a right of
way in Longworth and Turton against
Thomas Longworth; Duchy Plead. (Rec.
Soc. Lanes, and Ches.), ii, 8.
||Chet. Soc. p. 23. It begins with
Thomas Longworth, and proceeds:—s.
George —s. Thomas, —s. George, living
1567—sons Thomas, Alexander, Christopher, Richard and five daughters.
||Chet. Soc. p. 40. It begins with the
George living in 1567, whose will was
proved in 1596: —s. Christopher, —s.
Thomas, living 1613, whose wife was
Lanc. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), i, 115. The dependence of Longworth on Withington immediately has
received evidence from a deed of 1462
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 119, no.
||Dugdale, Visit. (Chet. Soc), 171;
Thomas Lacy, the first of Longworth, had
married a daughter of Adam Hulton of
Hulton, who may then have been the
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 321, m. 3.
||See the account of Over Hulton.
William Hulton appears to have been sole
proprietor in 1794 and 1799; Land tax
returns at Preston.
Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), ii, 5. Henry de Trafford seems to
have been their tenant; De Banco R. 179,
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lanes, and Ches.),