||1522, including 7 of inland water,
according to the Census Rep. 1901.
||Elizabeth Leigh complained that she,
being a tenant of William Hulton, had
put her oxen to graze on Lostock Moss,
alias 'Chow More,' and that the bailiff of
Andrew Barton had driven them away;
Pal. of Lanc. Sessional Papers, bdle. 1,
temp. Hen. VIII.
||Subs. R. Lancs. bdle. 250, no. 9.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lanes, and Ches.), i, 55; the date lies
between 1162 and 1180. Lostock. like
Rumworth continues to appear among the
Manchester manors until the beginning of
the 17th century.
||Richard de Pierpoint occurs in the
Pipe Roll of 1177–8; probably he was
the heir of Thomas; Farrer, Lancs. Pipe
R. 38. The same or a later Richard, as
tenant, in 1205 surrendered to Robert
Grelley 40 acres of wood in Lostock and
Rumworth, for which he received a gold
ring; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 24; Curia Regis R. 33. The
name of the tenant in 1212 is not recorded, but Richard de Pierpoint was one
of the jury ; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 2.
He also had a portion of Ince near Wigan;
||His grant included 'all the buildings
of Robert the Clerk of Lostock,' and the
bounds were marked by crosses and other
signs; the Blacklache and the Gnat Brook
are named; Cockersand Cbartul. (Chet.
Soc), ii, 716.
||Richard de Pierpoint held it in 1242;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 154. Thomas
de Pierpoint occurs in 1254; ibid. 193.
||This statement of the descent is
given in a plea of 1283 and 1285 by the
elder daughter Alice; and again in one of
1314, by which Richard Smult and Alice
his wife claimed a moiety of the manors
of Lostock and Rumworth, Alice being a
daughter and heir of Thomas de Pierpoint who was seised in the time of
Edward I. The defendant was Ameria,
the other daughter and heir, wife of William son of William de Anderton, and
later of Robert del Birks; De Banco R.
50, m. 4 d; 60, m. 70; 206, m. 232.
Richard son of Thomas de Pierpoint
was defendant in 1276; Assize R. 1238,
m. 31. As early as 1282 William son of
William de Anderton and his wife Ameria
were in possession of the manors; Lancs.
Inq. and Extents, i, 248. In 1288 a
settlement was made of the manor of
Lcstoc'c by William and Ameria; it was
to descend to the latter's heirs; Final
Conc, i, 164.
At a somewhat earlier date, 1279,
William de Anderton claimed a messuage,
two mills, two plough-lands, and two oxgangs in Lostock and Rumworth against
Robert Grelley and Alexander de Pilkington, both parties claiming under a demise
by Thomas de Pierpoint; De Banco R.
28, m. 38 d; 30, m. 34. The other four
oxgangs were probably held in dower, for
in 1292 Cecily wife of John de Bradshaw
had dower in Rumworth; Assize R. 408,
m. 9; while in 1313 Margery wife of
Stephen de Hamerton and widow of
Robert de Cunliffe, the feoffee of 1288,
claimed dower in both manors; De Banco
R. 204, m. 98. William de Anderton
was still tenant in 1302; Lancs. Inq. and
Extents, i, 314.
||By fine in 1310 Ameria, widow of
William de Anderton acknowledged the
manors to be the right of Richard de
Hulton, for which he granted them to
Ameria and her issue ; in default to revert to Richard and his heirs; Final Conc.
ii, 4. The meaning seems to be that
Ameria, having no children, sold the
manors of Lostock and Rumworth to
Richard; possibly Richard was her nearest
Ten years later Richard de Hulton was
found to hold the third part of a knight's
fee in Rumworth and Lostock by homage,
fealty, and suit of court, worth 3s. 4d. a
year; paying 4s. 6d. sake fee and 3s. 6d.
castle ward, and giving puture of the serjeants and foresters ; Mamecestre (Chet.
Soc), ii, 288. Lostock, as one ploughland, contributed a third of the services,
and the puture was commuted into an
annual payment of 165. ; ibid, ii, 377.
||Rumworth became part of the estate
of the Hultons of Farnworth, as may be
seen in the account of that township.
They continued to hold lands in Lostock
also. John Hulton died in 1487 holding
a messuage, 40 acres of land, &c, in Lostock of the lord of Manchester by services
not known to the jurors; Duchy of Lane.
Inq. p.m. Hi, no. 26. In the case of
William Hulton, who died in 1556, the
lands in Lostock were regarded as appurtenant to the manor of Rumworth, the
old service of the third part of a knight's
fee and 4s. 6d. rent being recorded; ibid.
x, no. 32. The Hultons in 1588 and later
years appear to have sold all or most of
their lands in Lostock and Rumworth by
degrees to Christopher Andcrton and his
son James; see Anderton of Lostock Evidences (Stonor deeds), no. 49–54, 65;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 51, m. 17.
||The origin of the Athertons' estate
is not clear. In 1353 Sir William de
Atherton and Henry del Halgh were
shown to have disseised Thomas son of
Margery de Bury of the manor of Lostock
in Rumworth. It was found that William son of Alan de Atherton had held
the manor, and had granted it to Alexander de Atherton for life, then to Roger
de Atherton and his issue male, in default
successively to Hugh, John, and Thomas,
sons of Roger; the inheritance at last
coming to Thomas son of Roger, otherwise son of Margery de Bury, who recovered his seisin; Assize R. 435, m. 29.
The 'manor of Lostock' held by the
Athertons in 1414 was the estate of
Cockersand Abbey, in which they seem to
have succeeded the Lostock family, holding it by the old rent of 12d.; Sir William Atherton held two-thirds in the year
mentioned, and Margaret the widow of
Robert Atherton held the other third, the
total value being £12; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Chet. Soc), i, 107; Cockersand Chartul.
loc. sup. cit. Though this estate may have
given the title of manor, the Athertons
also held about two-thirds of that part of
Lostock which was held of the barons of
Manchester, for in 1473 out of the sake
fee of 18d. John Atherton of Atherton
contributed 11d. and also did suit to the
court of Manchester, &c; Mamecestre, 480.
In the inquisition after the death of John
Atherton, who died in 1488, the Cockersand estate is not mentioned, and he is
stated to have held the manor of Lostock
and lands in Rumworth and Heaton of
Sir Thomas West, Lord La Warre, as of
his manor of Manchester, by fealty and
the rent of 11d.; the clear yearly value
was, £10; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii,
no. 39. Similar statements are made in
the later inquisitions; ibid, v, no. 12 ; viii,
||Anderton Evidences, no. 16–19, 21;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 24, m. 96.
The sale included the manor of Lostock
alias Lostock Hall, and messuages and
lands in Lostock, Rumworth, and Heaton, with water-mill, dovecote, &c. The
manor was included in a settlement made
in 1583; ibid. bdle. 45, m. 25.
||The parentage of Lawrence Anderton
is not known, but in the marriage settlement of 1583 the remainders, after Christopher's issue and the heirs of his father
Lawrence, were to William Anderton of
Anderton and Peter his brother, and then
to Anderton of Clayton ; Pal. of Lanc.
Plea R. 255, m. 7–9; Anderton Evidences, no. 46. Similar remainders were
ordained in 1592; ibid. no. 64.
For an account of the family, see T. E.
Gibson, Lydiate Hall, 49–83, 165–6.
Lydiate Hall, 57–8, where is quoted
the statement of one George Dingley, a
priest who turned informer: 'Mrs. Anderton of Lostock, is lately  a
widow of great wealth. She heard my
mass and sermon at Lostock, and sent me
money to her son James'; from S.P. Dom.
Eliz. cclxiii, 70.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xvi, no. 41.
Lydiate Hall, 250, quoting S.P. Dom.
Eliz. ccxxxv, 4. Being one of the Duchy
officials, and a farmer of outlaws' goods,
James Anderton must have conformed to
the statutory worship. He is stated to
have been reconciled to the Roman Church
by Fr. Holland, but the story is doubtful;
Foley, Rec. S. J. v, 371; see Gillow,
Bibl. Dict, of Engl. Catb. i, 32. The
informer above quoted stated: 'James
Anderton did at the same time [as hie
mother] hear my mass and relieved me;
he is of great living and I know not
whether he be put amongst the rest;'
Lydiate Hall, 259, from S.P. Dom. Eliz.
||Anderton Evidences, no. 82–3, 90–2.
The family also farmed the rectory of
Bolton, of the Bishop of Chester; Scholes
and Pimblett, Bolton, 109.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), ii, 25. In this are recited the
settlement of 1583, and a later one of
1611. James Anderton had in the former
year married Margaret daughter of Edward
Tyldesley of Morleys; he had brothers
Thurstan, Christopher (his successor), and
Roger (of Birchley); Anderton Evidences,
no. 46, 64; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 255,
m. 7. James Andcrton had continued to
consolidate his estates in Lostock and
Horwich ; Anderton Evidences, no. 53–4,
65, 67–8, 70, 76.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), ii, 161. Estates acquired by
Christopher Anderton in Althorne in
Essex and Clitheroe and its neighbourhood are included.
Christopher was over fifty years of age
at his brother's death in 1613; ibid. 27.
He seems to have paid a flying visit to
Douay in 1586; Douay Diaries, 210–11.
In 1600 he married Anne daughter of
Edward Scarisbrook; Anderton Evidences,
||Pat. 13 Jas. I, pt. xxii.
||Compare the account in Mamecestre,
480, where the knight's service appears to
have been considered due from Lostock
and Rumworth jointly (1473), and the
above-cited inquisition after trie death of
William Hulton (1556).
||J. Gillow, in Philips's Old Halls of
Lancs. 63–8; Bibl. Diet. ofEngl.Cath. i, 35–8.
||Inq. p.m. of 1619 above referred to.
By this marriage he had a daughter Margaret, who died unmarried. His second
wife was Alethea daughter of Sir Francis
Smith of Wootton Wawen, and sister of
Sir Charles Smith, a zealous Royalist,
created Baron and Viscount Carrington in
1643; G.E.C. Complete Peerage; Dugdale,
Visit. (Chet. Soc), 7.
||Douay Diaries quoted ia Lydiate Hall,
61. At the time he was in ward to the
king; Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.),
i, 160. In 1632 he paid £30 on refusing
knighthood; ibid, i, 223. It appears that
in 1638 two-thirds of his estates were in
the king's hands for his recusancy; Pat.
14 Chas. I, pt. xxxviii.
||Captain Anderton of Lostock, under
the orders of Lord Derby, led the unsuccessful attack on Bolton in Feb. 1643;
Civil War Tracts (Chet. Soc.), 83. He
with other recusants had in 1642 petitioned the king to be allowed to take up
arms in his cause; ibid. 38–9.
Roy. Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 36–54. The witnesses deposed that at the time of the battle on
Westhoughton Common in 1642 there
were armed men in Mr. Anderton's house
at Lostock; that he was at the battle of
Middlewich, assisting the Royalists, but
not, apparently, armed; and that he had
acted as a royal commissioner at Liverpool, after the capture of the town in 1644.
Other witnesses deposed to the statements
in the text. The statement that he was
killed in the defence of Greenhalgh Castle
in 1645 is erroneous, as in Gillow, Bibl.
Dict, i, 30.
Cal. of Com. for Compounding, iii, 2126.
His mother was a consistent recusant, and
refusing the oath of abjuration was allowed
only a third of her estates; she applied to
contract for the remainder; ibid.; Roy.
Comp. Papers, i, 53. For the persecutions
they suffered from the Parliamentary
authorities, see Foley, Rec. S. J.. iii,
||Anderton Evidences, no. 131. He
also purchased Ladyhalgh in Anderton;
ibid. no. 126, 139.
Lydiate Hall, 62; G.E.C. Complete
Baronetage, iv, 92. In 1654 Francis
married Elizabeth daughter and co-heir of
Sir Charles Somerset of Troye, Monmouth,
when a settlement of Lostock and other
manors was made; Anderton Evidences,
no. 123; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle.
156, m. 174. In 1664 he recorded the
pedigree quoted above at Dugdale's visitation; his own age is given as thirty-six,
and his son Charles's as seven. Francis,
one of his sons, became a Jesuit, and died
in 1723; Foley, Rec. S. J.. vii, 10.
||Note of Mr. H. Ince Anderton, citing Weldon, Chronol. Notes, 216 ; N. ana
Q. (3rd ser.), vii, 130.
||Andcrton D. no. 141. A settlement
of Lostock, Anderton, Heaton, Horwich,
Rumworth, and Horrocksford was made
in 1685; ibid. no. 143.
Lydiate Hall, 63. The will of Sir
Charles, made in 1691, mentions Dame
Margaret his wife, his son Charles, daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Ann; brothers
Christopher, Francis, John; uncles Stephen,
Thurstan, and Bruno; Anderton D. no.
146. A son James, also mentioned in the
will, was a Jesuit, and died at St. Omer's
in 1710; Foley, Rec. S. J.. vii, 10.
Lydiate Hall, 64.
||Details of the descent will be found
in the accounts of Lydiate and Ince Blundell. During the life of Sir Francis Anderton, who died in 1760, the Lostock
estates remained in the hands of the Crown,
he having participated in the rebellion of
1715; Lydiate Hall, 80; Lancs. and Cbes.
Rec. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 173.
||A large number of documents illustrating the descent of the manor will be
found in the Piccope MSS. (Chet. Lib.),
iii, fol. 418, &c.
||a 57 Geo. III, cap. 29.
||b Information of Mr. H. Ince Anderton, citing Chancery proceedings 1800–42,
Sewell 271—Anderton v. Wilbraham.
The Rev. John Anderton had four children: Francis (1730–1802), unmarried;
John (1733–76), named in the text; Anne,
and Catherine (married—Duckworth).
||Ralph de Radcliffe died in 1406 holding messuages, &c., in Lostock and Halliwell, of Lord La Warre; Towneley MS.
DD, no. 1504. In 1473 Ralph Radcliffe
held a parcel of Lostock of the lord of
Manchester, paying 7d. as his share of the
sake fee, and joining with John Atherton
to pay the 14d. due for castle ward; Mamecestre; iii, 480. Ralph Radcliffe died in
1485 holding lands in Rumworth, Lostock, &c., of Thomas Lord La Warre
by the rent of 12s. 3d. in all; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, no. 12. The separate
service of 7d. due from Lostock is stated
in the inquisition of his successors Andrew
and Robert Barton, who died in 1549 and
1580 respectively; ibid, ix, no. 27; xiv,
no. 24. In 1612 the estate was described
as the capital messuage called the Moss
Hall, with demesne lands occupied with it,
&c., held of Sir Nicholas Mosley in socage
by a rent of 7d., and worth clear £5 5s. 4d.
a year; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 209, 211.
John Barton, the successor of Ralph
Radcliffe, granted, by his will in 1513, a
certain tenement in Lostock to one of his
feoffees, Richard Urmston, for life, 'in
recompense for his true, diligent, and
faithful service'; and land in Horwich to
the value of 40s. for a time to enable James,
the son of Richard, to pursue his studies at
Cambridge, where he obtained a fellowship
at St. John's College in 1523; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv, no. 82; Baker, Hist.
St. John's Coll. (ed. Mayor), i, 282.
Roger Urmston of Lostock, who had a
son Richard, was living in 1556; Anderton Evidences, no. 7.
In 1574 Robert Barton of Smithills
granted a lease of the same tenement to
Roger son of Richard Urmston for 301
years; ibid.no. 32. Richard, the father
of Roger, was still living, and had had a
mother, Janet; Roger was unmarried and
had a brother James, and sisters Margery,
Anne, and Margaret.
Roger, son and heir apparent of Richard
Urmston, and Christian his wife, in 1594
arranged for the succession of his sons
Richard and James, with remainders to
the heirs of his sisters Anne, wife of John
Leigh, and Margaret, wife of William
Brotherton; ibid. no. 70. These Urmstons were related to the families of Westleigh and Kinknall in Culcheth; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), iii,
Richard Urmston, the son, was in 1625
outlawed for felony, having stolen two
sheep. This endangered the lease; but in
1635, Margaret, widow of Roger Urmston
of Lostock, and Thomas Anderton of
Horwich, made an assignment of the
lease, apparently for the benefit of a
son John, and daughters Margaret and
Jane; Anderton Evidences, no. 111,115.
Christopher Anderton appears to have
obtained the lease. Sir Thomas Barton,
as heir of the original grantor, appears to
have claimed the tenement in 1637, but
in 1652 it became the property of Francis
Anderton, who in 1668 transferred the
lease to his brother Christopher; ibid. no.
118–19, 135. In this manner, apparently, the Bartons' estate passed to the
In 1735, however, Moss Hall was owned
by Richard Clough, and another portion
of the estate was held by Ralph Pendlebury; Scholes and Pimblett, Bolton, 149.
||In 1268 Richard de Lostock held the
Cockersand estate in the township at a
rent of 12d. a year, and ½ mark, at death;
Cockersand Chartul. ii, 717. Annora and
Mabel, daughters of Roger de Lostock, in 1291 claimed a tenement against
Richard de Redvales; Assize R. 1294,
m. 8 d. The next year Almarica and
Mabel, daughters of Roger de Lostock, appeared against William son of William de
Anderton, respecting a messuage and land
in Lostock, which should have descended
to them from their grandfather Robert.
The defendant asserted that Robert had
granted them to his son Richard and put
him in seisin; but the jury admitted the
right of the plaintiffs to part of the land,
including a place in which was 'the moiety
of a grange'; Assize R. 408, m. 8 d.
Ellen, the widow of Roger, was nonsuited in a claim for dower; ibid. m. 4.
Almarica and Mabel made further claims
in 1301; ibid. 1321, m. 5 d.
||In the Land Tax Return for 1789
(at Preston) Henry Blundell contributed
more than half, the vicar of Bolton,
Robinson Shuttleworth, and Miss Clough
and others contributing smaller amounts.
||47 Geo. III, sess. 2, cap. 26.
||Foley, Rec. S.J. v, 320, 368–73.