||3,219 acres, including 3 of inland
water; Census Rep. 1901.
||In 1635 there is mention of a new
stone bridge built at a place called Loud
Bridge, where was formerly a bridge of
wood, the highway being a frequented
one; Cal. S. P. Dom. 1625–49, p. 510;
1636–7, p. 333.
||See the account of Chipping. In
1258 rents of 6s. 8d. from Wheatley and
2s. 6d. from Thornley were due to Edmund de Lacy; Lancs. Inq. and Extents
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 217.
The rent of 7s. due from 'Utteley' in
1241–2 probably relates to Wheatley;
ibid, i, 156,
||There does not seem to be any evidence of the manner in which this family
acquired the mesne lordship. In 1349 it
was found that the heir of Thomas de
Osbaldeston held in service one ploughland in Wheatley and Thornley, where
eight plough-lands made one knight's fee;
Baines, Lancs, (ed. 1870), ii, 693, quoting
the Lansdowne Feodary.
In 1445–6 Richard Balderston held
Thornley with Wheatley as well as Osbaldeston; Duchy of Lanc. Kts.' Fees,
bdle. 2, no. 20.
||The assignment of dower to Iseult
widow of Robert by Richard son of Robert
in 1202 gives the names of several undertenants, including Jordan (probably of
Wheatley) and Roger de Bradley. The
mill is named; also clearings called
Braderode and Flaxerode; Final Conc.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 10.
Ralph son of Adam de Thornley occurs
in 1262; ibid. 137. He was living in
1292, being then engaged in several suits.
As chief lord of Thornley common of
pasture was claimed against him by John
son and heir of John de Knoll in respect
of 40 acres of wood, it being alleged that
Ralph had disseised plaintiff's father;
Assize R. 408, m. 33 d. Ralph on his
part alleged that he had a right to grind
his demesne com at John de Knoll's mill
in Thornley quit of multure; ibid. m. 53.
At the same time Richard son of William
de Thornley was non-suited in a claim
against Robert son of Thomas de Salesbury for a tenement in Thornley; ibid,
m. 76. Richard de Thornley appears in
1302; ibid. 418, m. 13.
Alice wife of John de Sedbergh and
her sisters Christiana and Agnes were
non-suited in 1292 in a claim against
Ralph son of Adam de Thornley; Ralph's
daughter Avice ig named; ibid. m. 33.
One of the sisters may have been the
Christiana widow of Robert del Town
who in 1304 claimed dower against
Ralph de Thornley; De Banco R. 151,
m. 203 d. Ralph seems to have called
upon John de Knoll for warranty; ibid.
154, m. 31. Alice widow of William
del Town was defendant in 1351; Duchy
of Lanc. Assize R. 1, m. v d.
In 1316 Margery daughter of Richard
Franceys of Ribchester demised land in
Thornley in Chippingdale to Adam son
of Hugh de Clitheroe; it had been given
to her for life on her marriage with Adam
son of Ralph de Thornley; Towneley
MS. DD, no. 1182.
||Ralph de Mittoa made complaint
against Richard de Knoll and others of
the neighbourhood in 1253; Curia Regis
R. 150, m. 20; 151, m. 22, 25 d.
There were disputes between John de
Knoll and Hugh le Surreys in 1277–8, it
being adjudged in the latter year that John
had thrown down part of Hugh's ditch in
Wheatley (3 rods justly and 6 rods unjustly), 6d. damage being awarded; Assize
R. 1235, m. 13; 1238, m. 31 d.
A claim by John son of John de Knoll
in 1292 has been mentioned. He also
claimed common of pasture against John
son of Jordan de Mitton, giving his pedigree as son and heir of John, brother and
heir of Richard (s.p.), son and heir of
Richard de Knoll; Assize R. 408, m. 55 d.
The family therefore held some land in
the township as early as the middle of the
13 th century.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 319. The
mesne lord at the time is ignored.
||The charter from Mitton to Surreys
is in De Banco R. 89 (1291), m. 19, and
has been referred to in the account of
John son of Jordan de Mitton appears
in Thornley as plaintiff in. 1305, the defendants being John and Adam sons of
John de Knoll and others; Assize R.
420, m. 9 d.
The two messuages and 2 oxgangs of
land seem to have been acquired by John
de Knoll from John de Mitton and Alice
his wife about 1308; De Banco R. 171,
m. 23 d. In reply to the claim of John
de Mitton in 1308–9 John de Knoll, here
styled 'lord of Wheatley,' averred that
the 2 oxgangs were in Wheatley, and not
in Thornley; Assize R. 423, m. 1 d.
Hugh de Salesbury and William son of
Hawise de Livesey were also defendants.
In 1310 Thomas son of Hugh le
Surreys, called to warrant John de Mitton
and Alice in respect of the estate, summoned Henry de Lacy Earl of Lincoln
to warrant him; De Banco R. 183,
The connexion of the Surreys family
is shown in later pleas. Agnes widow of
Thomas le Surreys in 1335 claimed dower
in certain lands in Wheatley in Thornley
against Amabel widow of Thomas de
Osbaldeston, but the defendant produced
a charter of Roger son of John de Mitton
(1332) granting the lands to Thomas and
Amabel for life or eleven years; ibid.
303, m. 9. Agnes also made claims
against Roger, Hugh and John, sons of
John de Mitton; in reply Hugh and John
said they held jointly with their wives,
Agnes and Cecily; ibid. 303, m. 9 d.;
311, m. 206.
||Ibid. 229, m. 151. Thomas de Knoll
was dootnsman of Wheatley and Thornley
at the court of Clitheroe in 1323; Lancs.
Ct. R. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), 48.
||De Banco R. 230, m. 34 d.
John de Knoll appears to have had
other issue, for in 1347 there was a suit
respecting a messuage and lands in Thomley which were successfully claimed by
William son of Richard son of Robert le
Walsh and Cecily daughter of Robert de
Hyde of Alston against Richard le Walsh
(the father of William), John (son of
John) de Knoll and William his son.
The plaintiffs alleged a grant by Richard;
Assize R. 1435, m. 16 d.
||In 1338 Roger son of John de Mitton
granted to Thomas de Knoll part of his
land and waste in Wheatley Wood in the
vill of Thornley; Towneley MS. OO,
no. 1010. Among the witnesses were
Richard son of Adam de Knoll and
Richard son of John de Knoll. The
land seems to have been exchanged for
Ramscloughgreen; Kuerden fol. MS.
p. 212, no. 366.
Thomas de Knoll was on the commission of the peace in Blackburn Hundred in 1345; Cal. Pat. 1343–5, P. 510.
He was lord of the town of Thornley
in 1350 when Thomas son of Richard de
Bradley claimed common of pasture as to
100 acres of moor against him, Margaret
his wife, Richard his son and John son of
John de Knoll; Assize R. 1444, m. 4 d.
||At Easter 1354 William son of
Richard son of Robert le Walsh claimed
common of pasture in respect of 161 acres
against Richard son of Thomas de Knoll
and Margaret widow of Thomas, who had
the lordship, also against Adam de Knoll
and Reginald his brother. The claim
succeeded, it being shown that a sufficiency of pasture had not been left;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. j. It
appears from later records that Adam
and Reginald were younger sons of Thomas
||Ibid. 6, m. 1; see the account of
||This account of the descent is taken
from depositions recorded about 1500;
Towneley MS. OO, no. 1011.
Final Conc. iii, 90, being a fine in
1425 settling the manor of Thornley with
lands and wood in Chipping, Wheatley and
Aighton on Richard Knoll and his sons
Miles and Gerard and male issue. Miles
Knoll was living in 1446; Pal. of Lanc.
Plea R. 9, m. 33.
||There was a settlement of the manor
by John son of Christopher Singleton and
Margaret his wife in 1479; Final Conc.
The claims of Margaret appear to have
met with much opposition. Thus in
1483 Stephen Knoll claimed the manor
against John and Margaret Singleton by
virtue of a settlement on Richard son of
Thomas de Knoll and Joan his wife, with
remainders to Adam and Reginald,
brothers of Richard, in default of male
issue. Reginald had sons John and
William, the latter being succeeded by a
son John and a grandson George, through
whom apparently Stephen claimed; Pal.
of Lanc. Writs Proton, file 1 Ric. III;
Plea R. 58, m. 6.
John Singleton in 1487–8 demised
Thornley to Sir Alexander Hoghton for a
year; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 49b, no. 3.
||In 1479 Robert Wilkinson and
Thomas Newton gave a bond to Thomas
Lord Stanley as to the manor of Thornley; Towneley MS. OO, no. 1007. It
does not appear how their title came, but
Robert Wilkinson in 1482 released his
title in the manors of Thornley, Wheatley
and Aighton, with various lands, &c,
late of John Knolles; ibid. no. 1008.
They were, therefore, probably the heirs
or trustees of one of the John Knolls of
the text. Later still, in 1503 John the
son and heir of John Newton, then of
Towas [?Towcester], Northants, released
his right (by inheritance) in the manor to
Thomas Earl of Derby; ibid. no. 1006.
The earl's purchase of the manor from
Christopher Singleton, son and heir of
Margaret (widow of John Singleton)
daughter of Miles Knoll, took place in
1499; ibid. no. 1003–4. Margaret
Singleton was living in 1503 and 1504;
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 544; Final
Conc, iii, 154. About the same time
Roger Shireburne and Isabel his wife,
heiress of the Wolfhouse branch of the
Knoll family, appear to have released
their right in the manor and lands; ibid,
||Rental in the possession of Lord
Lathom. The following tenants paid the
'gressum' due every eighth year: Margaret Alston 19s., Alexander Bradley
24s. 4d., Thomas Burne 7s., wife of
Thomas Dilworth 10s., Richard Kilworth
8s., Henry Dicconson 10s., Richard Eccles
13s. 4d., Ughtred Huddersall 7s., Richard
Marsden 15s. 11d., Edward Rodes 10s.,
Thomas Rodes 8s., Christopher Sowerbutts 10s., John Thornley 14s. 9d., Robert
Wilkinson 20s., &cc. The rents of free
tenants amounted to 22s. 9d., of tenants
at will £22 4s. 10d., the demesne yielded
£10 (to which was added the rent of a
close in Chaigley lately purchased, viz.
10s. and 6d. instead of a stone of cheese),
the commuted ' works' of the tenants
18s. 6d., the turbary of Withinreap
18s. 10d. The gross return from the
manor was given as £44 12s. 9d., but
many allowances had to be made. No
courts had been held. A payment of 4d.
called 'Juger sylvere' was made yearly
to the bailiff of Blackburnshire at the
court held at Clitheroe.
||Towneley MS. OO, no. 1013–16.
In 1602 the earl sold lands, &c, in
Chipping and Bosden in Bowland to
Baptist Hicks, who in 1606 sold the same
to Michael Doughty; ibid. no. 1001–2.
||In Feb. 1602–3 Baptist Hicks of
London transferred to Michael Doughty
of Lathom, Cecily his wife and Henry
his eldest son the manor of Thornley, late
the inheritance of Ferdinando Earl of
Derby; OO, no. 1000. From a later
fine, however, it seems that in 1609 Sir
Baptist Hicks acquired the manor of
Thornley and messuages and lands in
Thornley, Chipping and Bosden from
Thomas Lord Ellesmere and Alice his
wife, Countess of Derby (i.e. widow of
Ferdinando); Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle. 75, no. 18. For the countess's
right see Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), iii,
323, 352, 458.
Stanley Papers (Cher. Soc), ii, 23,
106, &cc. Michael Doughty represented
Preston in the Parliament of 1589 and
Liverpool in that of 1593; Pink and
Beaven, Part. Repre. of Lancs. 146, 184.
A pedigree of Doughty of Thornley
will be found in the Visit, of 1613 (Chet.
Soc), 64. Henry Doughty paid £10 on
refusing knighthood in 1631; Misc. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 217.
Royalist Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), ii, 256–68. It appears
that Henry Doughty the father about Aug.
1648 'took up arms against the Parliament and fled away with the Scots forces
under Duke Hamilton '; ibid. 266. Other
sons, Henry and Michael, are named.
Henry Doughty's estate was sold in
1652; Index of Royalists (Index Soc), 41.
Royalist Comp. Papers, ii, 257. His
widow Elizabeth daughter of Serjeant
Robert Callis was claiming under her
marriage settlement of 1641. A mortgage by Henry Doughty (the father of
John) of the manor-house of Thornley,
called Thomley Hall, is named. No
'delinquency ' seems to have been alleged
against John Doughty.
||In a fine respecting the manor of
Thornley, with lands, water-mill, &c, in
Thornley, Chipping, Goosnargh and
Witton in 1684 the plaintiffs were
William Patten and Thomas Naylor and
the defendants Thomas Patten, esq., Mary
his wife and Susan Doughty, spinster;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 213, m. 8.
||See the account of Bickerstaffe.
Thomas Patten, a barrister, was the
eldest son of William Patten of Preston;
see pedigree in Gregson's Fragments (ed.
Harland), 185; Preston Guild R.
Thomas Patten represented Preston in
the Parliament of 1688 as a Whig; Pink
and Beaven, op. cit. 156.
||The manors of Thornley and Chipping were held by successive Earls of
Derby in 1738 and 1776; Pal. of Lanc.
Plea R. 549, m. 5; 623, m. 1a.
||T. C. Smith, Chipping, 46–52, extracts from the old Court Rolls being given.
From a record of the boundaries of the
manor in 1808 they seem to have been
those of the township. On the border of
Dutton were a stone called the White
Stoup and a group of stones called the
V.C.H. Lancs, i, 288b. Cf. the tenement of Osbaldeston in 1349 as already
A family named Wheatley occurs. Thus
in 1227 Jordan de Wheatley obtained
from Eve widow of William de Edisford an
oxgang of land in Wheatley, which was to
descend to Jordan's heirs by his late wife,
sister of Eve; Final Conc, i, 50, 60.
||In 1612 William Helme (see Chipping) was said to have held lands in
Thornley and Wheatley of Edward Tyldesley, as of his manor of Wheatley, by 2s. 5d.
rent; Lancs. Inq.p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), i, 213. See also note 8 above.
||'Wheatley' is named in the list of
the Hospitallers' estates in 1292; Plac. de
Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.), 375. In 1294 the
Prior of St. John complained that John de
Knoll had rescued certain cattle impounded
at Thornley; De Banco R. 103, m. 26.
In a Stidd rental of 1609 a rent of
2s. 10d. is entered as due from John
Rodes for a tenement in Thornley, and
one of 6d. from John Hurst (lately Edmund
Wall or Wawne) in Wheatley; Kuerden
MSS. ii, fol. 132b.
||Adam son of Adam de Bury appears
to have held the ' manor of Bradley' in
1246, when he sold it to Thomas rector
of Slaidburn; Final Conc, i, 102. The
bounds extended from the Loud to Longridge and from Bradley Syke to Bradley
Brook. This may have been only a feoffment in trust, for in 1262, when Ralph
son of Adam de Thornley acquired from
Robert de Bradley 100 acres of wood in
the township, Adam de Bury 'put in his
claim,' as did also the Prior of St. John
of Jerusalem and John de Knoll; ibid.
137–8. The bounds began at the place
where Bradley Brook fell into the Loud,
went up the brook to the Veu Viver,
thence west to Bradley Syke, down this to
Ramsclough and so down to the Loud.
Hugh le Surreys charged Robert de
Bradley in 1278 with breaking his pound
at Thornley; De Banco R. 23, m. 37d.
Thomas le Surreys in 1289 complained
that Robert had cut down trees in Thornley in contravention of the above agreement; Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 219.
A Roger de Bradley of 1202 has been
already mentioned. In 1278 Robert de
Bradley had some dispute with Ralph son
of Adam de Thornley; Assize R. 1238,
m. 33 d. The same parties appear to
have been again at variance in 1292;
Assize R. 408, m. 54.
From Richard son of Robert de Bradley
dower in Thornley, Aighton and Chaigley
was in 1313 claimed by William de
Huyton and Emma his wife, in right of
her former marriage with Thomas de
Bradley; De Banco R. 201, m. 69 d. In
1332 Richard and Robert de Bradley contributed to the subsidy; Exch. Lay Subs.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), 82. Richard
de Bradley, perhaps another of the name,
was one of the chief inhabitants in 1341;
Inq. Nonarum (Rec. Com.), 38.
Thomas de Bradley in 1389 acquired a
messuage and land in Thornley from
John son of Thomas son of Roger de
Chipping and Cecily his wife; Final Conc.
iii, 35. In the following year he was a
juror; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i, 41.
Robert Bradley attested a Thornley deed
in 1441; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 53b.
John Bradley of Chipping, Robert son of
John Bradley of Chaigley and Miles the
brother of Robert occur in 1445; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 8, m. 33. Robert Bradley
was concerned in the manor of Thornley
in 1479; Final Conc, iii, 137.
John Bradley of Thornley was concerned in a rescue of impounded cattle
in 1521, which seems to have led to
great disturbance;, Duchy Plead. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 88–93. Joan
the widow and John the son of John
Bradley of Bradley Hall in Thornley were
defendants in a plea of debt in 1538;
Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 167, m. 16.
Joan wife of Thomas Crombleholme
and sister of Henry Bradley of Chipping
in 1420 received from the feoffees lands
in Ribchester, Thornley and Wheatley, the
remainders being to Christopher son of
Thomas and Joan and to Joan's right heirs;
Towneley MS. C 8,13 (Chet. Lib.), 224.
Visit. (Chet. Soc), 38; the descent
is thus given: John -s. Thomas -s. John,
who had three daughters. The younger
John had a brother Thomas Bradley, who
acquired part of the manor of Silverdale.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xi, no. 37.
||Ibid, xvii, no. 28. There is in it
recited an indenture dated 1590 by
which John Bradley granted the rectory
of Warton to feoffees, for the use of
Thomas Talbot and Elizabeth his wife as
to one moiety, and of John Osbaldeston
and Ellen his wife as to the other moiety.
See Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 53,
||The heir of John and Ellen Osbaldeston was Edward their son, living in
1613; Visit. (Chet. Soc), 84. In 1611
it was found that Thomas Osbaldeston,
outlawed for murder, had a life annuity
of £20 from Bradley Hall and other
lands of John Bradley, late of Beetham
in Westmorland, recently in the possession of John Osbaldeston, next of Ellen
hie widow, and in 1611 of Edward
Eccleston of Prescot parish; Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 179.
The following fines relate to it: 1658,
Anthony Munson and Frances his wife,
deforcianr.8 of the manors of Bradley and
Balderston; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle.
162, m. 16. 1726, Nicholas Starkie v.
Alexander Osbaldeston, manors including
Bradley; ibid. bdle. 298, m. 4. 1763,
the manor of Bradley and messuages in
Bradley, Thornley and Chaigley, the plaintiff being William Turner and the deforciants David Sturgeon, Jane his wife, Richard
Shuttle-worth, William Bartlett and Elizabeth his wife; ibid. bdle. 370, m. 66.
||Information of Mr. J. J. Hornby.
||The feoffees in 1441 regranted to
John Formby his lands, &cc., in the vill
of Studley, a hamlet of Thornley, with
remainders to his daughters Alice and
Joan in equal shares for life, and then to
Thomas Greenhills the cousin and heirapparent of the said John, with remainders
to Margaret and Isabel, sisters of the
said Thomas, and then to Alice, mother
of John Formby; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol.
53b. John in 1444 made a formal affirmation that Thomas Greenhills was theheir of
the land he had from his mother Alice; ibid,
fol. 54b; Towneley MS. OO, no. 1213.
William Sowerbutts of Studley released to Thomas Lord Stanley in 1458
certain lands in Studley and Wheatley;
ibid. no. 1009. Robert Sowerbutts in
1482 released to William son of Henry
Hoghton all his right in certain lands in
Studley and was re-enfeoffed; Add. MS.
32106, no. 350; Towneley MS. DD,
no. 1869. Richard Sowerbutts was a freeholder in 1600; Misc. (Rec. Soc), i, 235.
||a In 1357 John de Studley claimed a
messuage and lands in Wheatley against
Henry de Dinckley and William son of
Richard the Smith; Duchy of Lanc.
Assize R. 5, m. 8 d., 1 d.
||See the account of the Leyland
tenement in Chipping and the references
there given. In 1621 Edward Tyldesley's
estate was held of Michael Doughty as of
his manor of Thornley; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), ii, 261–9.
||An account of the Wawne or Walne
family has been given under Chipping;
the tenure recorded is in Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. xv, no. 13. See also the
Hospitallers' rental of 1609 quoted above.
In 1409 Agnes widow of Robert Moton
gave her daughter Alice wife of John
Wawne the elder a tenement in Wheatley,
the bounds of which extended from the
Loud on the north to Studley Brook on
the south, and part of another tenement
between Studley Brook and Longridge,
which had descended to the grantor on
the death of her sister Alice, a daughter
of William the Smith; Anct. D. (P.R.O.),
A 12063. The latter tenement was known
as the Birks in 1525, when it was held
by Robert Wawne, William Sowerbutts
being occupier; ibid. A 13467, 13473.
Lower and Higher Birks are now shown
on the map to the south of Wheatley.
For a dispute between Wawne and
Sowerbutts see Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.),
iii, 163, 179.
||Thornley Hall, &c, as part of Stidd
was included in the grant to George
Whitmore and others; Pat. 9 Jas. I,
pt. xxvii. It was sold to Shireburne in
1613; Kuerden MSS. ii, fol. 132. See
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvi, no. 4.
Sir Richard Shireburne had in 1573
purchased a messuage, &c, in Wheatley
and Thornley from Richard Alston; Pal.
of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 35, m. 101.
Richard Shireburne in 1586 purchased
messuages and lands in Thornley, Wheatley and Studley from Robert Newsham and
Elizabeth his wife; ibid. bdle. 48, m. 27.
||See the rental of 1609 above cited.
John Rodes was a freeholder in 1600;
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), 1,235.
In 1631 the same or a succeeding John
paid £10 on declining knighthood; ibid.
For the Rodes family see T. C. Smith,
||John del Woodscholes received lands
in Thornley in 1316–17; Dods. MSS.
cxlix, fol. 58. John son of Robert del
Woodscholes was plaintiff in 1351; Duchy
of Lanc. Assize R. 1, m.vd. In 1546
Elizabeth Rodes, widow, was plaintiff in
a fine respecting Woodschole howe and
lands, &cc., in Thornley, the deforciaats
being Thomas Johnson alias Tomlinson
and others; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle. 12, m. 293.
In 1574 a settlement was made of a
messuage, &c, in Wheatley and Thornley,
by Robert Aytough, Joan his wife, William
Ambrose, Ellen his wife (to whose heirs it
was to remain), Agnes and Frances Eccles;
ibid. bdle. 36, m. 121.
Sir Richard Hoghton in 1630 held land
in Thornley, but the tenure is not stated;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvii, no. 13.
Some appears to have been sold by Sir
Henry Hoghton in 1772; Pal. of Lanc.
Plea R. 615, m. 7 d.
Thomas Shireburne of Heysham in
1635 held land of Henry Doughty as of
his manor of Thornley; Towneley MS.
C8, 13 (Chet. Lib.), 1083.
||Subs. R. Lancs, bdle. 130, no. 82.
||Subs. R. Lancs, bdle. 130, no. 125.
||Ibid. bdle. 131, no. 274.
||Ibid. no. 317.
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.),
Royalist Comp. Papers, i, 217.
Cal. Com. for Comp. v, 3200. The
guardians of John Wilkinson, the heir,
procured a discharge, the sequestration
having been made in error. John was
grandson of Ellen Bradley.
||Estcourt and Payne, Engl. Cath. Nonjurors, 136, 150. Edward Ecclcs was a
recusant in 1668; Smith, Chipping, 30;
also 254–8, and Misc. (Cath. Rec. Soc),
||Land tax returns at Preston.
||Abram, Blackburn, 282; End. Char.
Rep, for Blackburn, 1904.
Lancs, and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), ii, 276.
||T. C. Smith, Chipping, 160–5;
Thaddeus, Franciscans in Engl. 159. The
first priest-in-charge-Germain Helme
(usually called Holmes) of the Garstang
family—was arrested on suspicion in 1745,
during the Young Pretender's rising, and
died a prisoner in Lancaster Castle the
following year; Gillow, Bibl. Dict. of Engl.
Cath. iii, 259–64.
Misc. (Cath. Rec. Soc), iii, 139.
The disputes were carried to the Roman
courts and decided in favour of Fr. Trappes.
Trans. Hist. Soc. (new ser.), xiii, 169.
||T. C. Smith, Longridge, 200.