||The Census Rep. 1901 gives 604
acres, including 8 of inland water. A
detached portion of the township was
added to Nether Wyresdale in 1887;
Loc. Govt. Bd. Order 20097.
||It is not named in Domesday
Book, and very rarely occurs in the
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xiv, no. 5,
87; xvi, no. 2.
||Ibid, xiv, no. 80.
Preston Guard. 21 Nov. 1874.
Cockersand Chartul. (Chet. Soc), ii,
||Pat 37 Hen. VIII, pt. ix; Lancs,
and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), ii, 382. The sale was probably
made out of the king's moiety of Nether
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 44,
||Ibid. bdle. 47, m. 120.
||John Fox died in 1606, leaving a
son and heir John, aged twenty-four in
1619; Lancs, Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs,
and Ches.), ii, 121.
||Christopher Fisher died in 1614, his
son and heir John being stated to be
twelve years old in 1619; ibid, ii, 124.
It was probably the same John Fisher
who died in 1638, leaving a son and heir
James, aged twelve; Towneley MS. C 8,
13 (Chet. Lib.), 423.
Royalist Comp. P. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), iii, 95.
||It was probably built by the lords of
Wyresdale for their tenants. An inquiry
in 1561 showed that the chapel croft and
two other pieces of land belonged to it,
worth 6s. 8d. a year; Duchy of Lanc.
Special Com. 33. Bishop Gastrell
records that 12s. a year had formerly been
paid to the chapel by the Gerards, but the
heiress had from about 1700 withdrawn
it; Notitia Cestr. (Chet. Soc), ii, 407.
||It is now called St. Paul's.
||Raines in Notitia Cest. loc. cit.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv, 8.
Commonw. Ch. Surv. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), 129. In 1646 an
order was made that £40 a year out of
the sequestered tithes of John Bradshaw,
'Papist and delinquent,' should be allowed
to the minister to be appointed to Shireshead, and in 1652 Mr. William Ingham
the younger, then minister, had £50
from the same sources; Plund. Mins.
Accts. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.),
i, 28,118–19, 247. John Fisher went to
Notitia Cestr. loc. cit. In 1689
Shireshead Chapel in Cleveley was duly
certified as a meeting-place for Dissenters;
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv,
231–2. There was then a second Nonconformist meeting in Cleveley, Robert
Waddington being the minister; ibid.
Another account states that he was
stationed at Winmarleigh; Nightingale,
Lancs. Nonconf. i, 85. For Shireshead
see ibid, i, 184–5, and the account of
Notitia Cestr. loc. cit. The only
fixed income was £1 2s. a year, 'interest
of money left by will.' The curacy
seems as a rule to have been combined
with Ellel, but in 1743 the curate of
Pilling had Shireshead, which he served
every other Sunday in the afternoon;
Pilling Ch. P. at Chester.
||It is called the 'augmented chapel
and curacy' in 1798 on the nomination
of a curate; Consistory Ct. Rec. at
Lond. Gaz. 11 May 1858. Shireshead is the name of the ecclesiastical
||From the Ellel Church Papers at
Chester Dioc. Reg., &c.
||He was son of the vicar of Cockerham.
||R. F. Scott, Admissions to St. John's
Coll. iii, 67, 437. He stayed for a short
time only, and in 1733 Charles Epes was
appointed to the chapels of Ellel and
Shireshead; Ellel Ch. P.
||Afterwards rector of Preston Bissett,
||Afterwards rector of Hoole.
||Afterwards incumbent of Douglas in
||Afterwards vicar of Iford, near Lewes.
||Afterwards vicar of St. Mary's,
||He was vicar of St. Mary's, Leeds,
1848–79, and exchanged with Mr.