||The Census Rep. 1901 records 2,829
acres, including 6 of inland water.
V.C.H. Lancs. i, 286b.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 158.
De Lacy Compoti (Chet. Soc.), 7.
||In 1305 the receipts were 3s. from
impounding beasts, £6 4s. 3d. the farm
of the land and 2d. from an approvement
from the waste; ibid. 102. In 1324 the
farm had increased to £6 10s. 4d.; Henry
de Blackburn's rent of 1d. was additional.
Fines for entry of lands came to £2 7s. 10d.
and the perquisites of the halmote to
5s. 4d.; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, ii,
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, ii, 4; each
oxgang paid 6s. 8d. The 16 oxgangs refer
to Great Pendleton alone. The other
tenants were William Querderay, 30
acres from the waste at 20s. rent;
Richard de Ridding 20 acres at 6s. 8d.;
various tenants 12 acres at 4s. Henry
de Blackburn held by charter and paid
1d. as above.
||Ibid. ii, 5. Downham was afterwards granted out, but the other three
continued to have one court.
Lancs. Ct. R. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
||Farrer, Clitheroe Ct. R. The entries
are not of special interest, but in 1544
one of the inhabitants was presented for
obstructing the collectors of the 'galds'
for the Scottish war; ibid. 141. John
Halliday in 1539 had 'oppressed' the
common with a large number of beasts,
which had been taken to the pinfold five
times within the year; ibid. 123.
A messuage called the 'Ayster,' with
10 acres of oxgang land, occurs in 1548;
ibid. 155. Oldland, Greenhey, Lower
Oxgang, Ringyard and Deyne are other
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 156.
||The charters are in Dods. MSS.
cxlii, fol. 90, &c.; Add. MS. 32104, fol.
125, &c., but they do not reveal the
origin of this separate part of the manor.
In 1246 Hugh son of William, Cecily
his wife, Henry de Dunham and Hawise
his wife, released to Hugh Querderay
and Isold his wife the moiety of 2
oxgangs of land in Pendleton which
represented the share of Cecily and
Hawise in the lands of their father
Siward de Pendleton, Isold herself being
another daughter; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 105.
Adam Nowell gave all his land in
Little Pendleton to Simon his son; Dods.
MSS. cxlii, fol. 90. Hugh Rothelan and
Isold his wife, possibly the daughter
Isold, released to Simon Nowell their
right in an oxgang of land formerly held
by Thomas son of Thomas de Pendleton;
Add. MS. 32104, no. 620. Simon
restored the 2 oxgangs to them at a
rent of 2s.; ibid. fol. 133, no. 569. He
gave all his land in Little Pendleton to
Hugh de Clitheroe; ibid. no. 572. An
early 13th-century charter records that
one Sabasdus de Pendleton granted land
there to Thomas son of Ellis de Pendleton
at 1d. rent. Thomas brother of Geoffrey
the Dean of Whalley was a witness; ibid.
fol. 153, no. 655.
The Clitheroe family had already
acquired lands there, for Reginald de
Pendleton gave an oxgang of land in the
vill of Little Pendleton to Ralph son of
Karnwath in marriage with his sister
Quenild; a rent of 18d. was to be paid;
ibid. no. 654. Robert son of Reginald
de Pendleton gave 4 oxgangs of land
in the same place to Hugh son of Ralph;
ibid. no. 535. The following later
charters are known: 1317—John
Querderay to Adam de Clitheroe, all
lands in Little Pendleton; ibid. no.
568; 1322—John son of Adam Querderay
to Adam son of Hugh de Clitheroe, the
homage of Adam son of Hugh Stutte,
with 2s. rent; ibid. no. 549; 1324—
John son of Richard de Morley to Adam
de Clitheroe, a toft and croft formerly
belonging to Avice wife of Roger Radchapman and sister of Hugh Stutte; ibid.
no. 570, 580 (fol. 136); 1330—Hugh
son of Adam Querderay to Sir Adam de
Clitheroe, all land in Little Pendleton;
ibid. no. 611. The survey of Adam de
Clitheroe's lands in 1333 shows that he
had 126 acres in Little Pendleton,
occupied by John de Clayton and four
other tenants, the rents amounting to
£5; Coram Rege R. 293, m. 54.
In 1348 Roger son of John de Knoll
held a messuage and plough-land in Little
Pendleton which was claimed first by
William le Ward Esebrek and John his
son, and then by Robert son of Robert de
Clitheroe; De Banco R. 354, m. 3 d.;
356, m. 3.
Among the other charters preserved
are some referring to the Pendleton and
Querderay families. Agnes daughter of
Thomas de Pendleton in her widowhood
gave her daughter Avice her messuage,
&c., 1d. rent to be paid to the heirs of
Siward de Pendleton on St. Oswald's
Day; Add. MS. 32104, no. 905. In
1314 Thomas son of Donote of Little
Pendleton and Cecily his wife pledged to
William Querderay four selions of arable
land lying between the Withinenge and
the Meregrene, between lands of Adam
de Clitheroe and Hugh de Pendleton;
another selion between Withinenge and
Little Pendleton; an acre of meadow in
Thornhillenge—or if there be not a
whole acre let it be completed in the
Halfacredale in the townfield of the vill
of Little Pendleton; ibid. fol. 151, no.
648. In 1315 Roger Radchapman
demised to Robert Querderay for eleven
years a messuage in Little Pendleton
which he had received with Anota his
wife, the rent to be 13s.; ibid. fol. 135b,
no. 579. Thomas son of William de
Pendleton and Cecily his wife, daughter
of Hugh Rothelan, in 1316 gave to John
(son of John) de Standen the elder all
the land in Little Pendleton received
from Isolda formerly wife of Hugh;
ibid. fol. 145, no. 616.
||Lands in Little Pendleton are named
in feoffments by Robert son of Adam de
Clitheroe in 1340 and by Robert son of
Robert de Clitheroe in 1356; ibid. no.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), i,
||Ibid. ii, 43–5; Final Conc. iii, 82.
A feoffment of the Clitheroe estates was
made by Sir Henry de Hoghton and Joan
his wife in 1415, including Little Pendleton and a water-mill there; Add. MS.
32104, no. 593, 561, and regrant no.
In 1423 the trustees of lands, &c., in
Ribchester, Oswaldtwistle and Dutton regranted them to Sir Henry and Joan and
the issue of the latter; in default to the
male issue of Sir Henry, and in default to
Richard de Hoghton son of Sir Henry
and issue; then to Peter and Giles sons of
Richard Talbot; ibid. no. 538. Another
regrant with similar remainders referred
to the Little Pendleton estate; ibid. no.
546. Richard was in possession of these
in 1426; ibid. no. 545, 556. He also
held Salesbury and Clayton as late as
1438; ibid. no. 553. He was seated at
Leagram, of which an account has been
given above. He was described as 'of
Leagram' in 1447; ibid. no. 656.
Richard Hoghton and Agnes his wife
occur in 1448; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 90b.
||In 1451, in consequence of the disputes between John Talbot of Salesbury
and Henry son of Richard Hoghton of
Chippingdale as to Dame Joan's lands
having been referred to arbitration, the
manor of Pendleton with Joan's lands in
Pendleton, Newton, Easington, Bradford,
Preston, Ribchester, Clitheroe, Dinckley
and Wilpshire was allowed to Henry
Hoghton and his issue, with remainders
to Miles his brother; Add. MS. 32104,
no. 587, 547.
William Hoghton was described as 'of
Pendleton' in 1480; ibid. no. 595.
William son of Henry Hoghton in 1482
made a settlement in favour of his son
John and Elizabeth his wife; Dods. MSS.
cxlii, fol. 92. William's widow Elizabeth
married Thomas Singleton, and in 1499
they in conjunction with John Hoghton,
the son and heir of William, made a
feoffment of various lands and rents, the
water-mill of Pendleton and 6s. 8d. from
a close called Over Thornhill; Add. MS.
32104, no. 542. Elizabeth was still
living in 1523; ibid. no. 563.
John Hoghton of Pendleton occurs in
1501; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 131.
In 1511 Thomas Singleton of Broughton,
son of Richard Singleton of Ingolhead and
Katherine his wife, released to John
Hoghton their right in the Oxhey and
Horsehey in Little Pendleton, Goosebutts, Fridaybank and Rawflatting in
Clitheroe, &c.; Add. MS. 32104, fol.
132, no. 564. In 1515 John Hoghton
married Katherine widow of Henry
Shuttleworth of Hacking; ibid. no.
582–3. His son and heir Roger had
previously been contracted to marry
Elizabeth daughter of William Lister;
ibid. no. 604 (fol. 144b). Katherine was
in 1555 the wife of Nicholas Battersby;
ibid. no. 560. She was a daughter of
Ralph Catterall; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol.
Roger Hoghton died before his father,
who was living in 1536, but had a son
William, married by 1529–30 to Margaret
daughter of Sir John Towneley. The
lands then settled, including Lower Thornhill in Pendleton, were disputed in 1543
by Alexander Hoghton and others;
Duchy of Lanc. Plead. Hen. VIII, xlvi,
H 4. The contract of marriage referred
to (dated 1524–5) is in Dods. MSS. cxlii,
fol. 93b. Margaret widow of William
Hoghton in 1536 (sic ? 1546) demised to
Nicholas Hancock a close called Chinmyre, part of the demesne of Pendleton
and adjoining Clitheroe Moor; Add.
MS. 32104, no. 589.
The above-named Alexander Hoghton
son of John Hoghton had succeeded by
1555; ibid. no. 560. He had had disputes with Anne Towneley and Elizabeth
Waddington; Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.),
i, 271, 273. Together with John Braddyll, Anthony Watson, John Paslew and
others in 1567 he agreed for the partition
of Pendleton pasture; Add. MS. 32104,
no. 592. In 1569 he settled Pendleton
Hall, &c., to the use of Maud his wife
for life, to himself and issue, to his
nephew John (son of Henry) Hoghton
and male issue, to Robert son of Henry
Hoghton of Extwistle, &c.; ibid. no. 590.
By his will, dated 1577, Alexander made
his nephew John and Agnes his wife
executors, their daughters Mary and
Katherine being the residuary legatees;
ibid. no. 596.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xiv, no.
14; he had married Agnes Aspinall in
1569. The heirs became the queen's
wards, and the widow was in 1585
allowed an annuity of 40s. from the
estate; Add. MS. 32104, fol. 141, no.
602. Thomas Hoghton had the wardship and marriage of the co-heirs in
1584; Towneley MS. DD, no. 2251.
It was no doubt his son Thomas who
afterwards married Katherine.
Thomas Hoghton was a convicted
recusant in 1626, but had conformed before 1630; Lay Subs. Lancs. bdle. 131,
no. 317; Trans. Hist. Soc. (new ser.),
||Towneley, DD, no. 2253–4.
||Whitaker, Whalley, ii, 29. Roger
Mainwaring and Elizabeth (Radcliffe) his
wife held the manor of Pendleton in
1701; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle.
246, m. 119.
||Whitaker, loc. cit.
||Information of Mr. Howsin of Padiham.
||In 1338 Adam son of Henry de
Blackburn claimed a tenement in Great
Pendleton against Alice de Hoghton, but
did not prosecute his suit; Assize R. 1425,
||Thomas son of Richard Radcliffe of
Winmarleigh died in 1521 holding lands
in Pendleton of the king as Earl of
Lincoln in socage by the rent of ½d.;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 3. A
similar return is found in later inquisitions.
1280; Wymundhouses, 1302. The
charters are in Towneley MS. C 8, 5
(Chet. Lib.) and Kuerden MSS. iii, P 1, 2;
the details here given are taken from
||This is stated in a grant by Joan
daughter of Mary daughter of William
son of John de Wymondhouses in 1359,
by which she gave her inheritance to John
Falegh; Kuerden, loc. cit. The bounds
as recited name Brockhole Syke, Reedybutt Dyke, Wymondhouse Brook and
Kilne Well Syke. A payment of 2d.
was due for ward of Lancaster Castle.
John de Wymondhouses was living in
1280; Coram Rege R. 57, m. 2.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 319.
||The feoffee of John Gartside granted
Wymondhouses about 1420 to John's
grandson Percival, and Percival in 1422
and 1424 made grants to his son John
Gartside; Kuerden, loc. cit. John son
of William Hoghton and William Hoghton
of Clayton were also concerned, perhaps
as trustees. In 1428 Margery widow of
Lawrence Gartside (perhaps the father of
Percival) released her dower right to
William Hoghton and Percival Gartside,
receiving 10s. a year; ibid. and Towneley.
||John son of Percival Gartside in
1456–7 mortgaged or sold to Nicholas
||Feilden in 1460 gave the estate to
Rowland son of Sir Ralph Pudsey. By
an award in a dispute between Feilden
on one side and Sir Ralph Pudsey and
Percival Gartside on the other he was
ordered to deliver all the evidences.
||Kuerden. In 1507 William Mitton
complained that the second earl had disseised him of a messuage and 1½ oxgangs
of land called Wymondhouses, but afterwards released his claim; Farrer,
Clitheroe Ct. R. i, 22, 28, 64.
||Ibid. 203; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle. 25, m. 71. The sale was to
Anthony Watson and Thomas his son
and heir; a fine of 18s. was paid on
||Ibid. bdle. 48, m. 10; 49, m. 150;
52, m. 157. There was some disputing
as to the land; Ducatus Lanc. iii, 189.
Halliday had only a portion, called
'Colthurst's tenement'; note by Dr.
||From Dr. Laycock's research in the
Court Rolls it appears that the estate
descended to a Thomas Jollie, who in
1773 was succeeded by a namesake. This
Thomas Jollie of Wymondhouses died in
1794; his nephew and next heir Thomas
Thornthwaite of Paternoster Row was in
1809 succeeded by two daughters, Sarah
Blood and Hannah Pattisson, who sold to
James Bury of Sabden, calico printer.
||Information of Mr. Howsin.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 218; two
barns, a stable and cowshed, worth 7s. a
||The gross receipts (including about
£15 arrears) in 1295 were £31 7s., of
which nearly £11 was derived from the
sale of oats. There were eighteen oxen
at the grange. A plough and two wagons
had been made during the year; De Lacy
Compoti (Chet. Soc.), 41–3. The receipts
in 1305 were £34 18s. 6¾d. (including
£5 14s. 7d. arrears), of which £4 2s.
was derived from the sale of animals and
£7 10s. 4¾d. from the sale of oats.
Wheat, barley and beans also were sold.
Twenty oxen remained at the grange;
four had died of murrain during the year;
At Standen in 1311 the Earl of Lincoln
had a chief messuage, 80 acres of demesne
land, 36 acres of meadow and a several
pasture; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, ii, 4.
The gross receipts in 1323–4 were only
£10 15s. 2d.; there were 169 men
reaping, gathering and binding corn, as
for one day in autumn. The live stock
at the grange included two plough horses,
seventeen oxen, five cows, &c.; ibid. 195–6.
The manor of Standen was included in
a grant to Alice daughter and heir of
Henry de Lacy in 1322; Cal. Pat. 1321–4,
pp. 178, 183.
||Whitaker, Whalley, ii, 102; an addition by J. G. Nichols.
||The endowment included Standen,
Hulcroft and Greenlache in Pendleton
and Clitheroe; Inq. p.m. 34 Edw. III,
(2nd nos.) no. 60. Inquiry was made into
the abbey's title in 1402; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xl, App. 531.
Whalley Couch. (Chet. Soc.), iv, 1177;
Standen Folds and Standen Hey are named.
A rent of 66s. 8d. was to be paid for the
pasture, &c., called Standen Hey.
A grant of the Whalley lands at Standen
or Lower Standen was made to Richard
Colthurst in 1620; Pat. 18 Jas. I, pt. xxi.
Whalley Couch. iv, 1222. Each
tenant paid £2 6s. 8d.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. x, no. 51,
53. Henry the son and heir was twentysix years old.
||Ibid. xvi, no. 4. Jane Colthurst
widow of Henry the father of Giles is
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 31,
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xv, no. 26.
The tenement had belonged to Whalley
Abbey. Edward the son and heir was
thirty-nine years old.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 54,
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 222–3.
||James Aspinall, with whom Giles
Colthurst was afterwards joined, was the
warden or sidesman for Clitheroe and
Standen from 1519 onwards; Act Bk. of
Whalley (Chet. Soc.), 67, &c. The same
or another family of the name has been
noticed in the account of Mearley; see
also the notes in Whitaker, Whalley,
ii, 105. John and James Aspinall in 1579
had lands, &c., in Pendleton, Clitheroe and
other places; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle. 41, m. 7. James Aspinall of
Standen Hey was a freeholder in 1600;
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 235.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxx, no. 98.
||Whitaker, op. cit. ii, 107.
||See pedigree, ibid.; Burke, Landed
James was brother and apparently heir
of John Aspinall of Standen, serjeant at
law, who is commended for his hospitality
by Thomas Pennant (Tour to Alston Moor),
and died in 1784.
||a There is an illustration of the
house before the rebuilding of the west
wing in Twycross, Lancs. Mans. (1847),
Lancs. and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), ii, 243.
||See the note in Whitaker, op. cit.
ii, 104. Thomas son of Vivian de Standen
and Walter his brother occur in 1250;
Close, 64, m. 14. In 1311 Thomas
de Standen acquired a messuage in
Clitheroe; Final Conc. ii, 6. Maud Peytevin in 1314 claimed land in Standen
against John son of William de Standen
and others; De Banco R. 206, m. 3 d.
Henry son of John de Standen settled a
messuage, &c., in Great Pendleton, with
remainder to his son William in 1418;
Final Conc. iii, 74.
||A list of the tenants in 1443 is
printed in Farrer, Clitheroe Ct. R. i, 500.
The names include Mitton, Wolton, Fool
or Fowle, Chamber, Westby and Gartside.
John Fowle, called Marshal in 1359,
obtained a tenement there from William
de Hallstead and Joan his wife; Final
Conc. ii, 161. The Fowles held an oxgang
of land in 1425; Farrer, op. cit. 11.
John Forest succeeded William Forest
in the same year as tenant of another
oxgang; ibid. Nicholas Westby died in
or before 1530, and left two daughters as
co-heirs; Margery was wife of Richard
Webster and Elizabeth of John Moore;
ibid. 90, 118, &c. Other families were
Cromock or Crombock, Feilden, Murton
Nicholas Talbot died in 1547 holding
land in Pendleton, and left a son and heir
George, not two years of age; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. ix, no. 41.
Anne Dinelay died in 1596 holding in
Pendleton and the Castle parish; her
husband Henry survived her, and they
had a son William, aged nine; Chan.
Inq. p.m. (Ser. 2), v, 263–7.
||John Wolton occurs in 1425; Farrer,
op. cit. 9, 13. Ranald Wolton was greave
in 1531 and James Wolton in 1547;
ibid. 94, 154.
Dict. Nat. Biog.
||Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 388; Inq. p.m.
20 Edw. III, no. 43.
||Duchy of Lanc. Special Com. 802.
Lancs. and Ches. Rec. i, 24.
||The boundaries were probably ill
defined, for in 1512 the tenants of the
Heyhouses were said to trespass with their
cattle on Pendleton common pasture;
Farrer, Clitheroe Ct. R. i, 40. In 1546
they cut turf there; ibid. 148.
The bounds of the Goldshaw Booth
turbary were decided by an inquest in
1516; Towneley MS. GG, no. 964.
In 1591 there was a dispute as to
Over Standen between the burgesses of
Clitheroe and other inhabitants; Ducatus
Lanc. (Rec. Com.), iii, 276.
Various allotments of common lands
were made in the time of James I and
Charles I, and two plans of 1612 have
been preserved. Lengthy abstracts of the
depositions and awards have been printed
by Dr. Laycock in his essay on the Allotment of Sabden Common Pasture (1901).
||a Duchy of Lanc. Special Com. 848.
||Lay Subs. Lancs. bdles. 130, no. 82,
125; 131, no. 212, 274, 317.
||Ibid. bdle. 250, no. 9.
||Returns at Preston.
||A district was assigned to it in 1873;
Lond. Gaz. 6 May.
||The account in the text is derived
from Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. ii,
186–96. Oliver Heywood mentions
preaching in the night; Diaries, i, 276.
Extracts from the church book are
printed in Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Notes,
i, 149, 178, and Jollie's Note Bk. (Chet.
Soc. new ser.).
Cal. S. P. Dom. 1671–2, p. 448.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv,
231. Jollie preached also at Read, Clayton-le-Moors and Haslingden.
||From the latter part of the 18th
century Wymondhouses was worked in
conjunction with other small chapels in
the district. The chapel was always regarded as Congregational.
||Rippon, Bapt. Reg. iii, 21.