||The Census Rep. of 1901 gives 2,303
acres, including 3 acres of inland water.
There are also 58 acres of tidal water and
374 of foreshore.
||In 1825 the Baltic produce used at
Kirkham was brought up the Wyre and
landed at Warleys,' where the Kirkham
manufacturers had 'large and commodious
warehouses' for storage. Wardleys was
part of the port of Poulton; Baines,
Lancs. Dir. i, 656.
||Gregson, Fragments (ed. Harland), 23.
V.C.H. Lancs. i, 288b.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 47.
||Ibid.; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvi, App.
||He gave 6 oxgangs of land to Siward
son of Huck in marriage with his daughter
Eva, chiefly, it would appear, in Staynall,
2 oxgangs each to his sons Henry and
Alan; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 47.
From the Cockersand and Lancaster
charters it appears that Alan had a
son Geoffrey and a daughter Maud,
who married William the Marshal and
had a daughter Godith wife of Randle
son of Michael the Clerk. John the son
of Randle de Stalmine was contemporary
with John son of Adam de Stalmine.
Mabel widow of Geoffrey de Stalmine in
1235 released her dower in half an oxgang
of land to the Abbot of Furness; Final
Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 68.
John de Stalmine (probably the son of
Randle) in 1256 released to Adam de
Stalmine his hereditary right in 3 oxgangs
and 30 acres of land; ibid. 120.
||Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 205; he paid
1 mark to the scutage. From the charter
above referred to it appears that Peter's
wife was named Adelisa. The name of
Peter de Stalmine, paying 10s. for three
plough-lands held in thegnage in Stalmine,
occurs in the Pipe Roll of 1226, but he
may have been dead at that time; Lancs.
Inq. and Extents, i, 139.
||In a grant to Furness Robert is called
son of Peter de Stalmine, so that William
must also have been a son; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xxxvi, App. 163. William was lord
of Stalmine in 1230; Lanc. Ch. (Chet.
Soc.), ii, 362. William de Stalmine and
Robert his brother attested a Cockersand
grant; Chartul. (Chet. Soc.), i, 105.
Henry and John sons of William de
Stalmine occur as benefactors to Furness;
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvi, loc. cit. As they
survived their father yet did not inherit
they must have been illegitimate.
Excerpta e Rot. Fin. (Rec. Com.), i,
306; Robert was to pay 10s. as relief.
||Orig. R. 23 Hen. III, m. 2; Adam
son of Robert owed 10s. for relief. He
was a benefactor of Cockersand Abbey;
Chartul. i, 86, &c. He gave a toft and
an acre in Fernbreck to Lancaster Priory
in 1256; Lanc. Ch. ii, 375. He occurs
as juror from 1242 to 1255.
Adam's wife Helen survived him and
married William de Chamber, and was at
one time described as lady of Stalmine;
Cockersand Chartul. i, 89–90. She claimed
dower in 1278 against William son of
William de Hambleton and against John
de Thornton and Clarice his wife; De
Banco R, 24, m. 70.
||John son and heir of Adam de Stalmine did fealty for his lands in 1259 on
succeeding, and had to pay 20s. as relief;
Excerpta e Rot. Fin. ii, 312. He gave an
acre on Harecarr Furlong to Cockersand,
and as 'lord of Stalmine' confirmed
another gift; Cockersand Chartul. i, 109,
John de Stalmine was summoned to
warrant two of the tenants of the manor
in 1288; De Banco R. 73, m. 7 d.; 78,
m. 5 d.
In 1297 the 10s. rent was paid to the
Earl of Lancaster by the vill of Stalmine
with Staynall; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i,
Plac. de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.), 379–
80. He stated that Ellen de Stalmine
held 8 acres as dower, the Abbot of
Furness one plough-land, the Abbot of
Cockersand another, Simon the Clerk an
oxgang of land and Adam de Stalmine
||For the gifts to Cockersand in Stalmine see Chartul. i, 86–113, and in
Staynall, 114–36; to Furness—Dep.
Keeper's Rep. xxxvi, App. 163–4; Beck,
Annales Furn. lexviii; to Lancaster Priory
—Lanc. Ch. ii, 363–75 for Stalmine and
355–61 for Staynall. Among the placenames occurring in these charters are
Arghole and its pool, Harestane and Harecarr, Yarsmoor and Warlesmoor, Scalingstud, Taylid, Lawrence's Cross, Fernbreck,
Keldwellbreck, Lamypot, the Greenway
and Oxenholme in Stalmine; Cumbelow,
Alsergate, Argholestan, Risegreve, Wallgate, Smerepot, Hychum Oxgang and
||a John son of William Beaufront, who
was a benefactor of Cockersand Abbey
(Chartul. i, 95), seems to be the abovenamed John son of William de Stslmine.
John de Stalmine son and heir of Adam
Beaufront gave land to Furness between
1274 and 1284; Dep. Keeper's Rep.xxxvi,
App. 163. In claims for the manor
against the Goosnargh family William
Beaufront son of John son of Adam de
Stalmine was plaintiff in 1334 and 1338,
and William Beaufront (perhaps a different
person) in 1354; De Banco R. 298,
m. 57 d.; 311, m. 83; Assize R. 1425,
m. 4; Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. v.
Shortly afterwards John Beaufront claimed
the manor; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxii,
||The Abbot of Furness had in 1313–14
to complain of a small encroachment on
his land in Stalmine by William de Oxcliffe, Nicholas son of Nicholas (William)
de Oxcliffe, and William son of Alice de
Stalmine; Assize R. 424, m. 2. in
defence it was stated that the former
William had entered by grant of John de
Stalmine, formerly lord of the town, but
the verdict was for the abbot.
William seems to have been a son of
John de Oxcliffe; Assize R. 1425, m. 4.
||William de Oxcliffe in 1311 gave
all his lands in Stalmine and Staynall,
together with the service (8s.) due from
Furness Abbey for the grange, to his son
Nicholas; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvi,
William seems to have died about 1316,
in which year Nicholas dc Oxcliffe claimed
a messuage and 9 acres of land against
John son of William de Norbrcck;
De Banco R. 216, m. 363. In the year
following Alice widow of William de
Oxcliffe claimed dower in a messuage
and 24 acres in Stalmine against Nicholas
son of William de Oxcliffe; ibid. 220,
m. 231 d.
Nicholas was plaintiff in 1318 (ibid.
221, m. 9 d.), in which year he came
to an agreement with the monks of
Furness as to certain approvements; Dep.
Keeper's Rep. ut sup. From this it
appears that Nicholas had a salt-pan on
the waste and the monks had a watermill by their grange.
||He held the manor of Stalmine and
Little Staynall by a rent of 10s. and doing
suit to county and wapentake; Dods.
MSS. cxxxi, fol. 40b.
At the same time the doomsmen of
Stalmine and Staynall are named in the
court roll of the hundred; Lancs. Ct. R.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), 115.
||In 1338 Thomas de Goosnargh
claimed to hold by grant of William son
of William son of John de Oxcliffe;
Assize R. 1425, m. 4. A William de
Oxcliffe had been defendant in the case
in 1334; De Banco R. 298, m. 57 d.
Thomas de Goosnargh and Margaret
hia wife in 1357 obtained from John son
of William Beaufront a release of his
claim in the manor of Stalmine; Dods.
MSS. liii, fol. 83.
Survey of 1346 (Chet. Soc.) 47;
Thomas de Goosnargh held two ploughlands and paid 6s. 8d. of the rent, while
Nicholas Boteler held one plough-land
and paid 3s. 4d.; but Thomas did the
whole suit to county and wapentake.
Later the manor seems to have been
held in moieties, each paying 5s.
Thomas son of Walter de Goosnargh
was in possession of the manor in 1354;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. 5. He
and his wife Margaret occur a year later;
ibid. 4, m. 15.
||In 1363 John de Oxcliffe appeared
against John son of Thomas de Goosnargh
to claim a messuage and land which
Ralph Gentyl had given to Nicholas de
Oxcliffe and Alice de Slyne and their
issue; in default to remain to Nigel son
of the aaid Alice, and in default to the
right heirs of Nicholas. Nicholas, Alice
and Nigel had died without issue, and so
the right came to plaintiff. John de
Goosnargb. said that Thomas his father
died in possession, and he was himself
under age, whereupon the trial was
deferred; De Banco R. 416, m. 455 d.
John de Oxcliffe had claimed in 1360;
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxii, App. 342.
Thomas Goosnargh and Nicholas
Boteler held in 1445–6 just as in 1346;
Duchy of Lanc. Knights' Fees, bdle. 2,
Robert Goosnargh son of William
agreed with Joan his father's widow as to
dower in 1452; Dods. MSS. liii, fol. 92b.
Robert and Maud his wife in 1459
demised Redeford in Plumpton and a
messuage in Catterall for a term of
twenty years; ibid. fol. 90b. Robert was
summoned to warrant by James Pickering
in 1473 in respect of a manor in Stalmine;
Pal. of Lanc. Writs Proton, file 13
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 55.
Alexander was separated from his wife
Agnes daughter of John Boteler by an
arbitration in 1496, he retaining the
custody of the children; Dods. MSS. liii,
fol. 91. He must have married again.
In 1518 Alexander Goosnargh made a
feoffment of the manor of Stalmine Hall,
&c., with remainder to his son Thomas;
Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 123, m. 9. This
son probably died soon after, for no
remainder was stated in another feoffment
in 1522; ibid. 131, m. 2. At his
death Alexander held lands in Stalmine
and Staynall, Hambleton, Goosnargh,
Woodplumpton and Catterall. By his
will (recited in the inquisition) he charged
his lands with a yearly stipend of 5 marks
for twenty-three years to find a chaplain
to celebrate at the altar of St. George in
Kirkby Lonsdale Church.
||From the inquisition it might be
supposed that Margaret Waring was dead
in 1525, but in 1528 Richard Waring
and Margaret his wife demised to Edward
Mansergh certain messuages and lands in
Stalmine, together with seven saltcotes
there; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 11,
m. 157 d.
In 1540 Nicholas Butler purchased
from Robert Parker and Maud his wife
(she being the heir of Thomas Goosnargh)
a moiety of the manor of Stalmine, with
various lands (including thirty salt-pits)
there and in Staynall, Preesall, &c.; ibid,
bdle. 12, m. 28. Possibly Alexander
Goosnargh had been married twice, and
Maud was half-sister to Margaret but
whole gister to Thomas. The purchase
of this moiety was confirmed by Maud
Parker, widow, with George Knott of
Canterbury and Joan his wife—Joan being
the daughter of Maud by a former husband
(William Cowper) and her sole heir—to
Richard Butler and Henry his brother
in 1564; ibid. bdle. 26, m. 101; Dods.
MSS. liii, fol. 83.
The other moiety seems to have been
obtained in 1537–45 by Nicholas Butler
from Margaret Waring, widow, daughter
and co-heir of Alexander Goosnargh;
Dods. MSS. ut sup.; Pal. of Lanc. Plea
R. 181, m. 9 d. It was perhaps a daughter
of Margaret who married Arthur Bayne,
for about 1556 he and Margaret his wife
complained that Nicholas Butler was
wrongfully holding lands in Stalmine
Manor and detaining their title deeds;
Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), i, 291. In
1559 a rent of £4. 19s. 8d. from
lands in Stalmine, &c., was settled on
Arthur Bayne and Margaret his wife, with
remainder to James Bayne; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 21, m. 117. Yet somewhat later (1562) Agnes Warren and
Maud Parker claimed messuages, &c., in
Stalmine Manor against Richard Butler
and Margaret Waring; Ducatus Lanc. ii,
258. Again in 1565 James Bayne and
Margaret his wife (widow of — Waring)
claimed the estate of Alexander Goosnargh,
Margaret and Maud being daughters and
heirs, against Richard and Henry, sons
of Nicholas Butler, who defended by
alleging the feoffment by Margaret
Waring; ibid. 303.
||The available evidence is given in
the preceding notes. In 1571 the manor
of Stalmine was reckoned as part of the
Butler estates; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of
F. bdle. 33, m. 79.
It will have been seen from the text
that this family had long held certain
land in Stalmine, and there are some
charters in the Raines MSS. (Chet. Lib.),
xxxviii, 380–1. In 1323–4 Nicholas son
of William Botelcr claimed a messuage
and land against Nicholas de 'Oxcleve'
and William son of Adam, to which
Nicholas replied that his name was
'Oxclyf,' and that William Boteler had
held his land of him by knight's service,
on which account he had taken possession. The jury did not accept the spelling and also decided against him as to
the tenure, giving a verdict for the
plaintiff; Assize R. 425, m. 5. In 1502
the tenure of the lands in Stalmine and
Staynall was grouped with that in Thistleton, Kirkham and Freckleton, as of the
Earl of Derby by knight's service and a
rent of 8s.; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m.
iii, no. 45. Shortly afterwards James
Boteler, who died in 1504, was stated to
have held messuages, lands, &c., in Stalmine and Staynall of the Earl of Derby
in socage; ibid, iii, no. 109. This
same tenure was again recorded of William Butler, 1639, though the estate had
been increased by many purchases, so that
he held the manor of Stalmine with Staynall, messuages, lands, twelve saltcotes,
two windmills, a ferry boat on the
Wyre and a fishery there; ibid, xxx,
The manor is mentioned in a settlement by Richard Butler in 1714; Pal.
of Lanc. Plea R. 501, m. 2 d.
||In 1752 Richard Harrison the
younger purchased from Nathan Arderne
and Elizabeth his wife a third of the
eighth part of the manor of Stalmine with
Staynall, court baron, &c.; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 349, m. 60.
||John Bourne of Stalmine (d. 1841)
was reputed to be lord of the manor in
18365 Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1), iv, 550.
He was followed by Cornelius Bourne, the
reputed lord in 1850; Raines in Notitia
Cestr. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 443.
According to the pedigree in Foster's
Lancs. Peds. John Bourne (d. 1783),
grandfather of the above-named John,
married Jane daughter and co-heir of
Cornelius Fox of Stalmine Hall.
||The old distinctions of Great and
Little Staynall have disappeared.
In 1324 'Staynolf' was used of Stanah
in Thornton and 'Little Staynolf' of
Staynall. But see p. 234, note 31, above.
||Siward son of Huck and Eva his wife
(daughter of Robert de Stalmine), the
latter described as the Lady Eva, granted
lands in Staynall to Cockersand Abbey;
Chartul. i, 114, 118. Their sons Henry
and Richard were also benefactors; ibid.
These took their surname from Staynall,
as did Henry son of Robert de Stalmine,
who seems to have had several children.
Robert and Roger, sons of Henry de
Staynall, were benefactors of Cockersand;
ibid. 119–21; Kuerden MSS. iv, S 20.
Richard son of Richard son of Henry de
Staynall, who had a brother Peter, gave a
messuage and land to Lancaster Priory;
Lanc. Ch. ii, 355, 359. The said Peter
gave land to Cockersand; Chartul. i, 121.
Adam son of Eva de Elswick in 1288
claimed half an oxgang in Staynall by
Stalmine against Richard son of Adam de
Staynall and Maud his daughter; De
Banco R. 75, m. 61 d.
||Assize R. 1435, m. 44.
||Gilbert de Hambleton was a benefactor of Lancaster Priory, giving a toft
in Staynall which Gilbert son of Peter de
Hackinsall had held; Lanc. Ch. ii, 361.
Alice widow of William de Hambleton
was plaintiff in 1285 and 1292 in respect
of lands in Stalmine; De Banco R. 59,
m. 2; Assize R. 408, m. 97.
William the Baker son of Hugh de
Hambleton gave an oxgang of land in
Stalmine to Furness Abbey; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xxxvi, App. 163. William son of
William son of Henry de Hambleton
gave half an oxgang of land (held of Adam
lord of Stalmine) to William son of
William the Clerk of Hambleton; ibid.
The Hackinsall family just named
probably held lands in the township, for
their successor James Pickering in 1479
held messuages and a windmill in Staynall, partly of the king in socage and
partly of Richard Staynall by 2½d. rent;
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 107–8.
See also the later inquisitions of Booth
and Butler of Hackinsall.
Robert son of Gregory de Winmarieigh
and Avice his wife were benefactors of
Cockersand, giving land in Stalmine in
1262; Chartul. i, 110; Final Conc. i, 135.
One Robert de Wath had land in the
same part of the township, and gave to
his daughter Clarice, who married John
de Thornton, and was a widow in 1292;
Assize R. 408, m. 69 d. Their son
Richard de Thornton appears ten years
later; Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 246.
John son of Lawrence de Thornton held
a messuage and land in 1354; Dep.
Keeper's Rep. xxxii, App. 332.
A Peacock family occurs in 1350; De
Banco R. 362, m. 60.
John Shaffer and Emma his wife (in
her right) held land in Hackinsall and
Stalmine in 1395; Final. Conc, iii, 45.
Hugh Chaffar had messuages and land in
Staynall in 1432; Brockholes of Claughton D.
||Robert de Shireburne gave land in
Stalmine to Cockersand Abbey; Chartul.
John Travers in 1318 released to
Robert de Shireburne his claim to tenements which his brother Lawrence had
granted to Walter de Shireburne; Dods.
MSS. liii, fol. 84b.
In 1321 William de Hornby and his
wife Alice (widow of Thomas Travers)
claimed dower in Stalmine against Robert
de Shireburne; De Banco R. 238, m.
Thomas son of Lawrence Travers in
1348 claimed two messuages and 20
acres there against William son of Sir
Robert de Shireburne; De Banco R.
354, m. 326. Agnes widow of Richard
Shireburne was tenant in 1446; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 53.
Richard Shireburne in 1513 held his
lands in Stalmine of Alexander Goosnargh
in socage; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv,
no. 46. A similar statement is made in
later inquisitions, but the property seems
to have been sold before 1600.
||Maud widow of Robert de Singleton
gave land in Stalmine to Cockersand;
Chartul. i, 111. Thomas Banastre was
defendant there in 1292; Assize R. 408,
m. 97. Sir Thomas Banastre also held
there in 1385; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet.
Soc.), i, 15.
This was probably the estate afterwards
shared by the Radcliffes of Winmarleigh
and other heirs of Balderston. The
tenure is not separately stated.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 13;
lands, &c., in Stalmine and Staynall, of
||Ibid, xii, no. 2. The lands held by
Thomas Fleetwood in 1576 are herein
regarded as part of the Great Layton
estate, formerly that of Butler of Warrington.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 172–3. It
became merged in the estate of the Butlers
of Rawcliffe, having been granted by
Theobald Walter to his kinsman Richard
le Boteler in the time of Henry III;
Kuerden MSS. iv, R. 5. In 1324
William son and heir of John Beaufront
released to Nicholas son and heir of
William Boteler the rent of 8s. 6d. which
was due from an oxgang of land in Stalmine; Dods. MSS. liii, fol. 83.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 23,
m. 15; 26, m. 160. The estate was
perhaps the messuage, &c., in Stalmine
purchased by Sir Thomas Lawrence in
1503 from Thomas Standen and Ellen
his wife; Final Conc. iii, 153.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xiv, no. 85.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), ii, 109.
||Nicholas Beconsaw in 1407 granted
a windmill in Staynall to James Pickering;
Dods. MSS. liii, fol. 102. The family
probably had other land there, for Cuthbert Clifton in 1562 purchased a messuage
and fishery at Staynall from William
Beconsaw; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle. 24, m. 47. At his death in 1580
Cuthbert held messuages and land in
Stalmine and Staynall of Henry Butler
by 1d. rent; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m.
xiv, no. 76.
George Kirkby of Upper Rawcliffe
about 1560 held lands in Stalmine of
Richard Butler by 4d. rent; ibid, xi,
Richard Thompson purchased a messuage, &c., in Staynall from the Heskeths
in 1569; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle.
31, m. 98; 34, m. 117. Nicholas
Thompson of Larbreck in 1609 held a
messuage there of Henry Butler by 2d.
rent; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 202.
||The Abbot of Furness in 1535–6
complained of trespass on his turbary at
Stalmine Grange by Nicholas Butler;
Duchy Plead. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), ii, 74. At the Dissolution the
abbey received £8 6s. 9d. from Stalmine
Grange and Staynall, including £4 4s. for
20 quarters of salt; West, Furness (ed.
||John Smith died at Stalmine Grange
in 1598 holding messuages in Staynall,
Preesall and Hackinsall. His heir was
his grandson John Smith (son of Richard
son of John), aged seventeen; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. xvii, no. 47. John Smith
of Stalmine was a freeholder in 1600;
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 232.
See also Lancs, and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 96; ii, 277.
In the time of Elizabeth the tenants of
the Grange had various disputes with the
lords of the manor and others; Ducatus
Lanc. (Rec. Com.), ii, iii.
Parts of Stalmine Grange were granted
by the Crown to Edward Howard and
others in 1604–5; Pat. 2 Jas. I, pt. ii.
A saltcote and lands in Hackinsall were
||The rentals 1451 to 1537 are printed
in Chartul. iii, 1268–9.
||Lands of Cockersand were granted
to Roger Dal ton in 1579 for twenty-one
years; Pat. 21 Eliz. pt. xi; see also Pat.
42 Eliz. pt. zvi and 2 Jas. I, pt. xix.
Thomas Danson in 1628 held messuages, &c., in Stalmine and Staynall of
the king, partly as of the manor of East
Greenwich and partly as of the honour of
Tutbury. His son and heir James was
eleven years old; Towneley MS. C 8,
13 (Chet. Lib.), 344.
Plac.de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.), 375.
From the change of tenure recorded it is
probable that this was the Braddylls' land.
Trans. Hist. Soc. (new ser.), xxiv, 173.
||Estcourt and Payne, Engl. Cath.
Nonjurors, 133–4. Christopher Butler
made a point of his lease of Stalmine
Hall being in right of Agnes (Goss), his
Lanc. Ch. i, 117.
||Ibid, ii, 362.
||a From the saving of the right of the
church of Poulton in 1230 it may be
inferred that Stalmine, though separated
by the Wyre, had been part of that parish;
while the similar saving of the right of
Lancaster Church shows that it had
already been included in the parish to
which it has continued to belong.
The chapel of Stalmine is specially
named as one of those held plena jure by
the monks of Lancaster about 1290; ibid.
||Robert; ibid, ii, 360. John (Cockersand Chartul. i, 102) was a benefactor of
the canons. Geoffrey the chaplain of
Stalmme attested a deed in 1297; Raines
MSS. (Chet. Lib.), xxxviii, 379.
Lanc. Ch. iii, 578.
At an inquiry in 1527 it was recorded
that there was a free chapel at Stalmine,
of which John Lawfield had been incumbent for seven years at the will of the
wear of Lancaster. It was worth £6 a
year; Duchy of Lanc. Rentals, bdle. 5,
The list of church goods seized by the
Crown in 1552 is imperfect; Chet. Misc.
(new ser.), i, 10.
||This is shown by some entries in the
register being as old as 1583 and by the
list of curates.
Commonw. Ch. Surv. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), 127. The additional £50 was
ordered as early as 1646; Plund. Mins.
Accts. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i,
||Gastrell, Notitia Cestr. (Chet. Soc.),
ii, 443–4. Of the income £1 was derived
from tithe of hay and geese in Stalmine,
£2 from surplice fees and £5 10s. from
Easter dues; while £6 13s. 4d. was a
rent-charge given by Richard Fleetwood of
Rossall in 1687 on condition that he and
his heirs should have the nomination
of the curate—a condition never observed
—and £12 9s. was the interest on a gift
of £324 (part lost) from Mr. Tite. In
addition £1 a year was given from Robert
Carter's school charity. The clerk's income was derived from fees of 2d. from
each house, 1s. at a marriage, 6d. at a
burial and 2d. at a churching. Each of
the townships had a chapel-warden.
Manch. Dioc. Dir.
||The ancient chapel is said to have
been St. Oswald's. 'The day on which
the village wake is celebrated (the first
Sunday after 12 Aug.) is still 
called Tossets Day, by corruption of
St. Oswald'; Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1), iv,
A short description of the building by
Col. Fishwick is printed in Pal. Note Bk.
||Some details are due to Col Fishwick's article above cited.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv,
8; he was 'no preacher.' Edward
Rawstorne, clerk, is named in the visitation papers about 1611, but is not
described as curate.
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
i, 69 (lecturer), 124. (curate).
Plund. Mins. Accts. i, 14, 239;
Commonw. Ch. Surv. 127. He was
afterwards minister of St. Michael's for
a short time.
||Appeared at the visitations of 1674
||Visit. List, 1691.
||From this time the licences to the
curacy are recorded in the church papers
at Chester Dioc. Reg. They state that
'John Anyon was educated in the Presbyterian way and lately came over to the
church and was accepted as curate to
Mr. Harrison, late vicar of Poulton.
After Mr. Harrison's death Mr. Hall
(now vicar) continued Mr. Anyon as his
curate at Stalmine.'
||Loxham became vicar of Poulton
1726–70. Bishop Gastrell (Notitia Cestr.
ii, 445) names Alexander Bagot, A.B.,
as curate in July 1725; he must have
been a temporary assistant.
||Also rector of Claughton 1711–41.
||Thomas Knowles in 1760 made a
list of the old 'customs' belonging to
the parochial chapel; they included an
estate in Preesall, consisting of a house,
barn and 17 acres of land, a rent-charge
of £6 13s. on Clarkson's tenement in
Preesall and 9 acres of land in Thornton.
He was rector of Claughton 1741–73.
||Also curate of Admarsh.
||Son of James Fenton of Lancaster;
rector of Doddington-with-Althorpe 1787.
||Also vicar of Bolton-le-Sands.
||He held the incumbency till his
death in 1864. He was non-resident,
being chaplain of Lancaster Castle; Lanc.
Ch. (Chet. Soc.), iv, 698.
||Rector of Quernmore 1890–4.
||Previously vicar of Wyresdale.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv,
230. Dicconson was one of the trustees
for Carter's school.
Notitia Cestr. ii, 444.
||An official inquiry was held in 1901.
The report, published the following year,
includes a reprint of the former official
report of 1826.