||The Census Rep. of 1901 gives 2,792,
including 167 of inland water.
||A description of the lead mines in
1789 is in Trans. Lit. and Phil. Soc.
Manch. iii, 598.
For a dispute as to the lead mine in
1694–5 see Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv,
App. iv, 356, 380.
||Subs. R. Lancs, bdle. 250, no. 9.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 58; the date of
the grant is between 1162 and 1180. In
the Manchester Extent of 1322 the
tenants of Anglezarke were among others
in the upper bailiwick charged with providing food and lodging for the master
Serjeant; Mamecestre (Chet. Soc), ii,
Inq. and Extents, loc. sup. cit. In
1202 an oxgang of land in Anglezarke
was assigned as dower to Amabel, daughter of Simon, by Richard de Lathom; and
in 1224 the 2 oxgangs in Anglezarke
were included in a grant of Richard de
Lathom to Simon de Grubbehead ; Final
Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i,
||In 1246 Robert de Lathom was
among the defendants in a claim for land
which the plaintiffs alleged to be in Rivington; the jury decided it was in Anglezarke; Assize R. 404, m. 9. In 1302
Adam son of William de Sidale claimed a
messuage and lands in Sidale in Anglezarke against Robert de Lathom and
others, mostly Lathom people; but Robert
adduced a quitclaim by the plaintiff; Assize R. 418, m. 9 d.
Robert de Lathom in 1320 held Anglezarke of the lord of Manchester by 3s.
rent and puture; Mamecestre, ii, 290.
In 1334 Sir Thomas de Lathom,
Thomas de Thornton, Robert del Bulhalgh, and William de Anderton were
convicted of having disseised Richard son
of Adam de Rivington of common of
pasture in Anglezarke; Coram Rege R.
297, m. 94. For grant of free warren see
Cal. Pat. 1338–40, p. 396. Thomas de
Lathom had in or before 1343 leased
'Bronuleshol' and other lands in Anglezarke to Hugh de Swinley and Roger his
son at a rent of 30s.; John de Swinley
was the previous tenant; Add. MS.
32106, no. 1179. Messuages and lands
in Anglezarke were included in a settlement of the estate of the younger Sir
Thomas de Lathom in 1376; Final Conc.
In 1473 Thomas Lord Stanley held
the lordship of Anglezarke with its
appurtenances of the lord of Manchester
by rendering puture, suit of court, and a
rent of 3s.; Mamecestre, iii, 478. Thomas,
Earl of Derby, in 1521 also held the
manors of Childwall, Rainford, and
Anglezarke of the Lord La Warre by
fealty and the rent of 3s.; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. v, no. 68. A similar statement
is made in the inquisition after the death
of Ferdinando, Earl of Derby, in 1595;
Add. MS. 32104, fol. 425b Anglezarke
does not appear again among the Derby
manors, so that it was probably sold about
An account of the receipts during the
minority of Edward, third earl, in 1523–4,
shows that the free tenants—James Bulhalgh, Lawrence Ash, and Thomas Broadhurst—paid 15s. 1d.; the tenants at will,
including John Lascelles for the capital
messuage called Sidale, paid £8 2s. 8d.;
the mine of lead and the delph of millstones had not produced any profit, but a
new rent of 20d. had arisen from a watermill on the Blake Brook, erected by the
tenant at his own expense, and that timber had been supplied from the lord's
wood. No courts had been held. The
3s. rent had been paid to Lord La
Warre. Broadcarr, Lee, Lowfield, Elmshaws, and Getelinghurst were field
names; Derby Rent Roll in possession of
the Earl of Lathom.
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvi, App. 204;
also Burscough Reg. fol. 50. The grant
was made between 1232 and 1240. The
land was called Swinleyhurst, on the
northern border. Prior Benedict and the
canons afterwards granted Swinleyhurst to
Randle de Heapy and his heirs at a rent of
3s.; Randle had held under the Lathoms.
The bounds went along the Shaw of Ledewarden, the cliff, the deepest part of the
carr, Swinley Syke to the west part in
Whithenley Brook, Ledewarden Brook as
it divides Anglezarke and Wheelton, and
so to the starting point. The easements
included mast in the wood of Anglezarke,
fuel, and timber for building; ibid. fol. 27.
In 1278 Peter de Heapy was nonsuited
in his claim for common of pasture in
Anglezarke against Robert de Lathom;
Assize R. 1268, m. 12 d.
Plac.de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.), 375.
Sir Thomas de Lathom, who died in
1370, held tenements in Anglezarke of
the Hospital of Jerusalem, paying 12d. a
year; they were worth £6; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. ii, no. 7, and another version in Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i, 17.
The land in Anglezarke was perhaps
held about 1540 by Lord Mounteagle,
who held the Hospitallers' land in Blackrod. Roger Asshaw, who died in the
year named, held two messuages, &c., in
Anglezarke of Sir Thomas Stanley, Lord
Mounteagle, by a rent of 10d.; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. viii, no. 11.
||Inq. p.m. Thomas Standish, who
died in 1599; the lands were held in
socage by fealty only; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. xvii, no. 54. This estate was
probably that of Burscough Priory, derived
from the Heapy family. Some disputes
between the Standishes and Tootells are
referred to in Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.),
ii, 248; iii, 150,385.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), iii, 397, 400; Alexander Standish
held the reversion of the manor after the
death of Alice, Countess of Derby. She
was widow of Ferdinando, the fifth earl,
and died in 1636. The manor of Anglezarke is regularly named in the Standish
of Duxbury settlements; e.g. Pal. of
Lane. Feet of F. bdle. 104, no. 10; 155,
m. 165, &c. In 1706 the manor was the
subject of an agreement between Sir
Thomas Standish and Sir Thomas Stanley and his wife Margaret, mother of the
former Sir Thomas; ibid. bdle. 257, m.
61; in addition to the manor there were
twelve messuages, two water grain mills,
and lands including 1,400 acres of furze
and heath, &c.
||Information of Mr. Mayhew.
||John de Anglezarke and Roger son
of John de Anglezarke were engaged in
various suits respecting their tenements
in 1292; Assize R. 408, m. 57, 10 d.
A pedigree in Kuerden MSS. I. fol. 74b
connects the Bulhalgh family with the
||Robert son of Roger de Bulhalgh was
a plaintiff in 1351–2 against Sir Thomas
de Lathom and Roger de Chisenhale (Chisnall) respecting lands in Anglezarke;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 1, m. 2.
Richard Bulhalgh and Thomas Shaw
were in 1538 tenants of the Countess of
Derby; Duchy Plead. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), ii, 94–5.
The name is spelt Bolehalgh in 1334.
||John Shaw of Anglezarke was a recusant in 1619; Manch. Quar. Sess. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 82. Robert
Shaw, 'gent.,' headed the protestors in
Anglezarke in 1641–2 ; W. F. Irvine,
Rivington, 46, where the full list is
printed. There was also George Shaw,
'yeoman,' the benefactor. John and
George Shaw were sons of Lawrence
Shaw of High Bulhalgh, as appears by
their monuments in Rivington Church;
ibid. 84, 85. A pedigree was recorded in
1664; Dugdale, Visit. (Chet. Soc), p. 262.
||Henry de Broadhurst had land in the
township in 1447; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R.
7, m. 6b. The Earl of Derby in 1559
purchased three messuages, &c., from
Oliver Broadhurst: Pal. of Lanc. Feet of
F. bdle. 21, m. 18.
||Thomas Willis in 1694 appears to
have acquired lands in Anglezarke, &c.,
formerly belonging to Thomas Ainscough, clerk ; Exch. Dep. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), 84. Land in the
same place was included in a settlement
by Daniel Willis and Anne his wife in
1732; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 310,
End. Char. Rep. for Bolton, 1904, pp.