Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 6 - 1647
Box 1. Roll 6 Court Leet Records.
View of Frankpledge held before Robert Markland Mayor & c on
Saturday 2nd Oct. 1647.
Election of Officers.
Mayor Nicholas Pennington
Aldermen Richard Worsley
Recorder and Mr Mawdsley
Bailiffs John Harvie
Thomas Banckes, mercer
Attornies Roger Baron
Serjeants Joseph Pennington
Standishgate John Wackfeild
Eugh Ford, brazier
Milnegate John Anderton
Scoles Gilbert Langshawe, pewterer
Marketstid Pobert Pennyngton
Walegate Robert Forth
Halegate William Taleton
Supervisors Roger Wood
of Flesh and
Fish Edward Baron
Alefounders Myles Mitton
Treasurers William Glover
Town's Clerk William Johnson
Bellman Richard Dobson
No list of Freemen of Burgusses, but a list of Jurors.
Box 1 Roll 6. Court Leet Records.
George Hindley of Ince nailor, abused the Mayor
Surety Gerrard Banckes.
Grace the wife of John Lowe of Haye husbandman abused and
assaulted Margaret the wife of William Boyles
Elizabeth the wife of Ralph Scott abused and assaulted Mary the
wife of John Boulton.
Ralph Marsh plasterer, abused and assaulted Henry Wainwright.
Henry Wainwright did the like.
Margaret Croychloc spinster, presented for buying butter & c
before they came to the Market Cross
John Nayleur presented for speaking "evil and wicked speeches
against the poore people of this burrowe"
Surety, Bailiff Banckes.
Alexander Greene presented for allowing his swine to stray, also
Thomas Laithwaite and Edmund Molyneux for the same.
Ellis Guest and Thomas Follie of Haye for assault
Edward Hollinhead assaulted and abused James Rigbie, carrier.
Ralph Deane presented for not cleaning Fafferlane
Mr William Tempest presented for abusing William Pilkington,
alderman, also presented for assaulting the same William Pilkington.
William Pilkington alderman presented for abusing Mr Robert
Markland formerly Mayor
William Pilkington alderman presented for abusing the wife of Mr
Robert Markland "in the open streets both by uncivil words and
Mary the wife of William Pilkington alderman presented for abusing
Robert Markland the former Mayor and his Bailiff. She was also
presented for abuse of Margaret the wife of Robert Markland
alderman and Alice the wife of Mr William Tempest "in foule and
John Charnocke and Hamlet Holcrofte for assault with drawing of
Sureties, Francis Rigbie and Robert Markland, tailor.
Alice the wife of John Charnocke presented for abusing Francis
Isabella Suxsmith presented for assaulting Thomas Seddon of Ince
the elder and Thomas for the like
Surety Edward Boulton, tailor, Thomas Seddon the younger.
Oliver Worthington presented for assaulting Mistress Jane Lloyd.
Katherine the wife of John Orrell presented for abusing Elizabeth
the wife of Ralph Deane
Jony Wood presented for a slander upon Laurence Rogerson
Jane Gerrard widow for abusing William Farbrother exonerated
for lack of evidence
Surety James Croytchloc
Eleanor Ford widow, Laurence, Elizabeth, Katherine and Margaret
Ford her son and daughters and William Ford dyer and his wife,
John the son of Thomas Scott presented for playing bowles, also
Thomas the son of Henry Kirkby and Humphrey the son of Geoffrey
Farbrother. They were fined 1 s. each.
Anne Houghton and Katherine the wife of Gilbert Houghton abused
James Leyland and Katherine the wife of John Orrell abused one
Humphrey Farbrother and Katherine the wife of Gilbert Houghton
abused one another
Ralphe Crosse labourer presented for taking "Owler poles and
other Quickewood" from the grounds of Alexander Woodward of
Elizabeth the wife of William Lynney the younger for saying to
Eleanor the wife of Edmund Molyneux "thou art a drunken Queane"
Elizabeth the wife of William Leigh for eavesdropping
William Foster and Peter Catterall for assault.
The Petition of John Chadwicke "a practiser of phissique" to be
free of that profession as the inhabitants of Wigan had to
travel to Warrington for drugs.
Petition of the inhabitants of Walegate that the stone wall
might be repaired. It was granted.
Petition of James Harvye smith for leave to build a cottage and
smithy on the Schoole Common "he beinge a poore man and having
noe house to live in"
Petition of Elizabeth Bowlton a poor, distressed impotent widow
"that formerly before the warrs began shee swept your Court
house and Pendice, and Rubd the tables against every Courte daye,
and shee had three shillinges foure pence yearly allowed her, for
"Shee is miserably poore, and to her power would doe any
worke, that shee is able to doe"
It was ordered that she was to receive 10d a quarter for the work.
Petition of Thomas Haigh the younger, felt maker to be made a
Complaint of Peter Mason that Alexander Green's swine had eaten
his thatch. Alexander was ordered to pay 4d. towards the cost
of a new roof.
Petitiion of William Deyne, Robert Almond, William Foster and
Ralph Deyne to be made freemen.
Petition of Robert Greene pillar and Ellen his wife, that at the
last fair divers people became drunk in Henry Wainwright's
houseand fought in the street. The petitioners son Peter went
to separate them but was himself attacked. But when Henry
Wainwrightbacame gatewater he presented Ellen and Peter for
assault and she "thinkes itt stainge; that they showed bee fyned
for their good will, in separating men and their neighbours
from Murthering one another"
Petition of William Tempest that Ralph Deyne butcher should
mend the yard between their houses. It was ordered to be done.
Petition of Geoffrey Scott brazier. That when Wigan was made a
garrison by order of the Earl of Derby Geoffrey Scott "did
voluntrarilie make a Brasse Gun" which was used in the defence
of the town, but for which he had been paid nothing. It was
ordered that he was to be given it.