||1,230 acres, including 130 of inland
water; Census Rep. 1901.
||Subs. R. Lancs. bdle. 250, no. 9.
||Britten, Beauties of Engl. (Lancs.),
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 34.
||Deafforestation of the wood and moor
of Anderton was in 1225 granted to
Robert Grelley for Thomas de Burnhull;
Cal. Pat. 1216–25, p. 576.
Mamecestre (Chet. Soc.), ii, 290.
Some charters regarding lands in Dutton
by Ribchester may be cited here. By
one Robert de Cundecliffe gave lands to
Lambert son of Thomas de Burnhull,
who had married Robert's daughter Avice;
Add. MS. 32106, no. 170. In another
Lambert is surnamed 'de Anderton,'
apparently indicating that the Andertons
were an offshoot of the Burnhull family;
ibid. no 133. Lambert had a son Thomas
who was surnamed 'de Dutton' and was
living in 1287 and 1292; ibid. no. 192,
The two halls indicate the division.
The Old Hall, near which is the disused
water-mill, lies in the southern corner;
the New Hall and park, including the
old Ladyhalgh, is in the north-east and
has a farm called Cunliffe adjacent.
||De Banco R. 42, m. 44. The defendant was no doubt Avice's father-in-law
and may be the father of the William
son of William de Anderton who with
Almarica his wife held Rumworth in
1282; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 248.
||Assize R. 408, m. 7 d. William and
Thomas, the plaintiffs, were under age,
though their father William seems to be
identical with the defendant's grandfather.
In the defence Peter son of Peter de
Burnhull and Gilbert de Clifton were
joined, Peter as chief lord and Gilbert as
his guardian during minority. It was
stated that the plaintiffs sowed flax and
that the wife of Adam son of William
'with her hands rooted out that flax.'
The wardship of Thomas son of Adam
son of William de Anderton to Gilbert
de Clifton appears again. Robert de
Haydock, rector of Standish, claimed 15
acres which Gilbert while guardian had
granted to Nicholas Blundell, but he
withdrew his claim, granted the 15 acres
to Thomas for Robert's life, and also the
tithe of corn of Anderton, 12d. and 4
marks being payable to the rector for
the land and tithe respectively; ibid.
m. 64 d.
||Robert de Anderton at Michaelmas
1310 sued Sibyl widow of Thomas de
Anderton respecting 20 acres of wood in
the township; De Banco R. 183, m. 331.
At the beginning of 1312 he sued Alice
widow of Adam de Anderton respecting
some lands; ibid. 190, m. 50 d.; 196,
m. 208 d.
||Alan de Burnhull—i.e. the superior
lord—was then holding the tenement
which Thomas de Anderton and Robert
de Cundecliffe held in Anderton; Mamecestre, loc. sup. cit.
||In 1319 it was found that one Alan
le Norreys, possibly as trustee, had enfeoffed Thomas de Anderton and Sibyl his
wife of the manor, which descended to
William the son of Thomas, a minor.
Thomas de Anderton had granted certain
lands to Henry de Atherton for life, and
others to Henry and his wife Beatrice
and their heirs, and these lands William
endeavoured to recover. Robert de
Anderton and Mabel de Bradshagh were
also defendants; Assize R. 424, m. 8 d.
See also 425, m. 1; 426, m. 9.
In 1315 Simon de Holland had complained that Henry de Atherton, Beatrice
his wife, Adam son of Hugh de Hindley,
Robert son of the said Adam, Gilbert de
Culcheth and Hugh de Culcheth had in
1310–11 come with swords, bows and
arrows, and taken his corn, barley, oats
and other goods. Simon alleged that he
held the custody of the manor during the
minority of the heir of Thomas de
Anderton by grant of Alan de Burnhull,
of whom Thomas had held by homage,
fealty, and scutage, paying 5s. to a
scutage of 40s.; De Banco R. 212, m.
William de Anderton contributed to
the subsidy in 1332; Exch. Lay Subs.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), 43.
||At the beginning of 1370 she obtained licence for her oratory at Anderton; Lich. Epis. Reg. v, fol. 22. In
the same year she was plaintiff against
William de Pilsworth; De Banco R. 440,
m. 304 d.
||In 1420 Thurstan de Anderton,
Agnes his wife and Oliver his son made
an exchange of lands in Anderton with
Adam de Lever, Margaret his wife and
William his son; Lever Chartul. (Add.
MS. 32103), no. 114.
Thurstan de Anderton was present at
the battle of Agincourt; Nicolas, Agincourt, 375. The name also occurs in
1387 and 1396–7; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet.
Soc.), i, 10, 64; also in 1404, 1410 and
1424; Final Conc. iii, 67, 69, 123. These
may all refer to the same person; and
Thurstan was also witness to a deed in
1432; Towneley MS. GG, no. 1945.
From a pleading of 1446 it appears that
Thurstan was dead in that year; Pal.
of Lanc. Plea R. 6, m. 15 d.
||Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 5, m. 13 d.
They were married as early as 1432;
Towneley MS. GG, no. 2214. Ellen
widow of Oliver occurs in 1466; Dep.
Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 543.
Duchy Plead. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), ii, 87–100; Trans. Hist. Soc. (new
ser.), vi, 181. Mr. Henry Ince Anderton has given the editors assistance in
tracing the descent of the family.
Mamecestre, iii, 478. Thurstan held
the manor of the lord of Manchester by
the ancient services.
||Thurstan Anderton, 'esquire,' was
living in Jan. 1515–16; Towneley
MS. GG, no. 2047. He is probably the
Thurstan Anderton, 'gent.,' who died on
the following 6 May; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. iv, no. 72.
||The date of the pleadings, of which
the text is a brief abstract. The dispute
was as to Ellen de Kenyon's inheritance
With this Oliver the recorded pedigree
begins. Anderton was held of the manor
of Manchester by the fourth part of a
knight's fee, paying 9s. 6d. for castle
ward, giving puture, and doing suit at
Easter and October at Manchester; Pal.
of Lanc. Sess. P. Lent 29 Hen. VIII.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xi, no. 67.
A settlement of the manor was made in
1554 by Peter Anderton; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 15, m. 101. Further
arrangements were made in 1556 and
1557 (ibid. bdle 19, m. 16) in conjunction with James son and heir-apparent of
Peter. These are noticed in the inquisition, which states that James died before
his father without a son.
Peter Anderton's will (P.C.C. 36
Carew), dated 15 April 1559, was not
proved till 1576. He desired to be
buried 'at Blackrod Church, betwixt
Elizabeth his wife and the high altar,'
and left £5 to Edward Whittill to say
mass one year at Blackrod for his soul,
&c.; he also bequeathed 20s. to the same
church, 6s. 8d. to Rivington Church and
13s. 4d. to Horwich Chapel.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 55,
m. 212. The property concerned consisted of twenty messuages, three mills,
&c.; the plaintiff in the fine was Reginald
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
||Exch. L.T.R. Rec. Roll 2, 35 &
36 Eliz.; Pat. 1721, 5 Jas. I, pt. i.
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
i, 168. In 1631 he paid £10 on refusing
knighthood; ibid. 214.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvii,
no. 16. There is recited the marriage
settlement of the younger William Anderton and Magdalen daughter of Thomas
Lacon of Linley, Salop.
||The inventory at Chester is dated
1 May 1640; information of Mr. Anderton.
Index of Royalists (Index Soc.),
Royalist Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 84–6. Some particulars of the estate are given. In
1653 mortgages of the estate were made
by William Anderton and William his
son and heir; Anderton deeds (Mrs.
Tempest's abstract). In one of the deeds
a lane from Grimesford Bridge to Headless Cross is mentioned. A John Anderton
of Anderton is found on the Parliamentary
side; Civil War Tracts (Chet. Soc.),
||Dugdale, Visit. (Chet. Soc.), p. 4.
About that time William and Roger
Anderton were convicted recusants; Misc.
(Cath. Rec. Soc.), v, 92.
||Anderton deeds (Mrs. Tempest's
||Ibid. Peter is described as 'of
London, dyer.' See also Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdles. 181, m. 78; 289, m.
93. Roger Anderton brother of Peter
'riding from Ormskirk races fell dead
from his horse' in 1668; Trans. Hist.
Soc. xxxvi, 45–6.
||Henry Blundell was almost sole landowner in 1783; Land tax return at Preston.
||Information of Mr. Bond.
||Robert de Cundecliffe or Cunliffe,
as already stated, is mentioned as a former
tenant in 1320; Mamecestre, ii, 290.
In the preceding year the guardian of the
land and heir of Thomas de Anderton
claimed to be guardian also of the heir
of Robert de Cunliffe as tenant by
knight's service; De Banco R. 231, m.
121. The Cunliffe moiety was in later
times said to be held of the Andertons in
socage; Add. MS. 32103, no. 219.
||In the Lever Chartulary (quoted
above) are a number of deeds relating to
the Cunliffes and their successors. Robert
de Cunliffe gave to Robert his son and
Alice his wife daughter of Stephen de
Hammerton lands in Wilpshire, &c.; no.
102. Robert de Anderton was a witness.
Richard son of Robert de Cunliffe agreed
with Robert son of Adam de Cunliffe as
to lands formerly held by the latter in
Anderton; a rent of 2 marks was payable to Margery de Cunliffe, no. 104.
In 1399 the lands of Robert son of Adam
were settled on Roger de Cunliffe with
remainder to his sister Margaret, and
various charges were made in favour of
Adam de Lever and others; no. 105–9.
Adam de Lever and Margaret his wife
in 1409 made a feoffment of the moiety
of the vill of Anderton and lands in
Billington, &c., lately belonging to Roger
de Cunliffe; no. 112. Peter son of
Richard Talbot in 1417–18 released to
Adam de Lever all his claim to the
moiety of the manor of Anderton; no.
113. In 1454, however, Peter Talbot
and Ellen his wife claimed two parts of
a moiety of the manor of Anderton
against Adam de Lever and Margaret his
wife. The pedigree put in asserted that
one Robert de Cunliffe gave it to his son
Robert and Margery his wife in the time
of Edward III; from the younger Robert
it descended to his son Adam, whose son
and heir Robert dying without issue it
went to Roger brother of Adam, whose
daughter and heir was Ellen wife of Peter
Talbot. See Coram Rege R. Mich. 33
Hen. VI, m. 28.
The name Ladyhalgh is applied to the
Anderton manor in some later deeds
(1435, &c.) in the Lever Chartul., no.
120, 156, &c.
Ralph Ashton of Great Lever, to
whom the Lever estates descended, in
1531 leased to Thomas son of John
Rivington and Clemence his wife the
Moorheys in Anderton; ibid. no. 199;
and see Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), i, 232.
Ladyhalgh was, like the rest of the estate,
in dispute between the Ashtons and
Levers, and in 1478 the arbitrators
assigned it to Roger Lever, the petitioner,
for life only; Lever Chartul. no. 227;
Ducatus Lanc. i, 118.
Ralph Ashton of Great Lever in 1587
held his messuages and lands in Anderton
of William Anderton in socage by a
rent of 2s. or a sparrow hawk; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. xiv, no. 90.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 115,
||In 1663 Sir Orlando Bridgeman and
John his son and heir gave to feoffees
the capital messuage called Ladyhalgh in
Anderton in trust for Francis Anderton
of Lostock, to whom a sale was made,
and in 1673 Orlando son of Sir Orlando
sold Ladyhalgh to the same Francis;
Anderton deeds (Mrs. Tempest's
Liverpool Cath. Annual.