||1466 acres, including 31 of inland
water; Census Rep. 1901.
||Watkin, Rom. Lancs. 223–4, 234.
||Subs. R. 250, no. 9.
||See the account of Hoghton.
Whalley Coucher (Chet. Soc.), iii, 830.
||For example in 1332; Exch. Lay
Subs. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), 47.
Again in 1628; Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 171.
||See the inquisitions of Sir Alexander
Hoghton, 1498, and later; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, no. 66, &c. The
Hoghton part of Heapey does not seem
to have been considered an independent
||Richard de Ollerton granted Orm de
Heapey a booth in Gunolfsmoors, and
later Richard released to Ranulf de
Heapey the service of 5s. due for 4
oxgangs of land; Kuerden MSS. ii, fol.
145b. Cecily widow of Richard de
Ollerton in 1260 claimed dower in an
oxgang in Heapey against Ranulf; Curia
Regis R. 169, m. 12. Ranulf de Heapey
and Peter his son were witnesses to a
Withnell charter about the same time;
Whalley Coucher, iii, 860. Peter de
Heapey obtained various grants; Kuerden, loc. cit.; while to Richard his
grandson he gave part of his land in
Heapey, together with a third part of the
waste in Wheelton; ibid. Peter and
Robert de Heapey occur in 1291;
Whalley Coucher, iii, 867.
Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 190. The vendor was Robert
son of Robert de Heapey; he then held
two-thirds of the manor, the other third
being held in dower by Margery wife
of Richard de Haydock.
Robert de Heapey in 1337 claimed
the manor from Richard de Standish;
De Banc. R. 309, m. 266.
||See the account of Duxbury.
Sir Christopher Standish died in 1495
holding a moiety of the manor, with
eight messuages, 200 acres of land, &c.,
by the sixth part of a knight's fee;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, no. 107.
In 1599 the manor and lands were
stated to be held by the twentieth part
of a knight's fee; ibid. xvii, no. 54.
||Land tax returns at Preston.
||See the Inq. p.m. above quoted;
also Duchy of Lanc. Misc. Books, cxxx,
fol. 21 b. The proportion of a knight's
fee was unknown in 1623; Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), iii, 399.
Plac. de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.),
||A settlement of the succession to
two messuages and 17 acres of land in
Heapey and Chorley was made by Thurstan and William Green in 1470; Final
Conc. iii, 135. Somewhat earlier a
Richard Green of Heapey had been
accused of coining; see the account of
||Richard son of Richard de Haydock
of Heapey occurs in 1347; Cal. Close,
1346–9, p. 49.
In 1555–6 Richard Haydock, as
executor of Richard Green, who had died
without heirs, claimed Green Hall in
Heapey against Lord Mounteagle, who
asserted that it had escheated to him;
Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), ii, 186.
Afterwards James Haydock as son of
Richard claimed land in Heapey against
William Haydock as cousin and heir of
Richard; ibid. ii, 243, 311.
Ewan and then Simon Haydock in
1530 and later complained of a trespass
at Shakerley in Heapey by James
Standish; ibid. ii, 41; i, 206; ii, 101.
In 1560 a settlement of land in Shakerley
and Heapey was made by Simon Haydock and Evan his son; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 22, m. 96.
Simon Haydock died in 1632 holding
a messuage and land in Heapey of
Thomas Standish as of his manor of
Heapey; his heir was his son, aged
eleven years in 1639; Towneley MS.
C 8, 13 (Chet. Lib.), p. 500.
It should be noticed that Shakerley
was also described as in Wheelton;
Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 6, m. 2 d.
||The tenure is not stated. The
land may have been that formerly held
by the Hospitallers. See Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), iii,
388–90; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m.
xxvii, no. 59.
Royalist Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), iii, 137.
||Raines, Chantries (Chet. Soc.), 277.
||Henry Elberton (?) was curate in
1563, but does not occur in other visitation lists of the time. John Horrocks
is said to have been at Heapey in 1594;
note by J. P. Earwaker.
A marriage licence was granted to
Hugh Pincock and Margaret Whitehead
in 1576, available for Leyland or the
church of Heapey; Pennant's Acct.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv,
Plund. Mins. Accts. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 58, 251. At that time
Wigan was 'a godly and orthodox
Commonw. Ch. Surv. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), 103–4. John Bradley,
then the incumbent, was 'an orthodox,
godly, preaching minister,' who 'came
into that place by the general consent of
the whole chapelry.'
||A Mr. Booker was there 1654–6;
Plund. Mins. Accts. ii, 160. John Breres
became minister in 1657, only £30
being then allowed; ibid. ii, 203.
Commonw. Ch. Surv. ut sup.
Notitia Cestr. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 386.
Sir Richard Standish of Duxbury gave
£60, Henry Hoghton £50, R. Croston
£20, and others £19.
There was an endowment of £80 in
1687; ibid. note by Canon Raines.
||From the Diocesan Registry papers,
Chester. Benjamin Cooper seems to
have been the first permanent curate;
he stayed till his death.
||He was schoolmaster of Leyland
and wished to be ordained. There was
£6 yearly belonging to Heapey, at which
chapel the late schoolmaster had officiated
once in three weeks.
||The vicar of Leyland in giving him
a title to orders nominated him to
Heapey, being 'moved the rather to it at
this time because if I could [he writes]
I would put a bar to Sir Thomas Standish
collating thither, and to assert my own
right and title as vicar of Leyland to
||In a return made to the Bishop of
Chester in 1821 it was reported that
about 200 persons usually attended;
there were no free sittings. The books
and solitary surplice were in bad condition; otherwise the fabric, repaired by a
rate on the chapelry, was in good order.
Services were held on Sunday morning
and afternoon, but no sermon had been
usual; also on Wednesday and Thursday
in Passion Week and Good Friday. The
Sacrament was administered four times
||He published two sermons. He
resigned in 1871.
||Afterwards of Newcastle.
||Vicar of Leyland.