Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 37 - 1674
Box 1. Roll 37 Michaelmas Leet October 5th 1674
(25 Chas II)
John Baldwin for allowing a heap of gravel to lie in Market
Street and Ellen Blackborne for the same
John Deane butcher for not cleaning the street near his shop
and Robert Masson for the same
Henry Eckersall, Anne Scott widow, George Shawe, John Deane,
Robert Letherbarrow, Anne Barker, widow, William Bamber,
Francis Battersby, and James Farbrother, for allowing their
swine to stray
Edward Farbrother for pulling down Wars Bridge - fined £5
and to be kept in custody till he paid it.
Alice Martin widow for allowing a dunghill to lie in the street.
Henry Burgesse "for the unlawfull Recetinge of a turkey and
Harbouring Idle and Lewde persons in his house tipleing"
Roger Scott gentleman "for the unlawfull receivinge of a
Turkey Stolne from Mr Ralph Markland by Wm. Astley and for
his abettinge him herein"
Myles Letherbarrow, William Astley and John Naylor stole
4 ducks, 6 hens and 6 cocks from John, Lad Bishop of Chester -
to be whipped about the Market Cross at noon on the following
Thomas Worthington for assaulting Mary the wife of James Scott.
Thomas Burgesse and Margaret the wife of Edward Brighouse
for abusing the bailiffs.
Mary Cooper a foreigner received by Stephen Platt.
Christian Carter for abusing John Carter
Thomas Ford the elder for allowing pieces of timber to lie
in the street
Anne the wife of Richard Crosse for abusing Edward Gregson
Ellen Rigby widow for a litigation on Margaret the wife of
Robert Walls for assaulting Robert Dobson in fair time
Isabel the wife of Robert Walls for assaulting Margery Dobson
Henry Ramsden for selling wollen cloth openly at the fair
or market, not being a freeman
Humphrey Wetherby for assaulting Seth Foster and a stranger
with a sword and drew blood.
Roger Scott for receiving William Woodward
William Belcher and Thomas Ford of Yate for allowing cops of
earth to lie in the street near their houses Roger Wood
shoemaker, Thomas Ford coverlet weaver, William Ford dyer
and Roger Barrow for the same.
Hugh Cooper for harbouring Isabel Winnell widow.
That by digging sand under the stile at Birket Bank entering
into Thomas Ford's field, the said Thomas had damaged it,
he was ordered to repair it.
William Langshaw, Ellen Browne widow and John Harvey gentleman,
for not cutting their hedges in a lane at the back of Scoles.
Dorothy Browne bound over to be of good behaviour
The bailiffs ordered to repair the stone well in Wallgate
Barnaby Wood for selling ale "not wholsome nor Seasonable for
mans body" - fined 3s. 4d.
William Glover late mayor for swearing Henry Fleetwood a
£17. 10s. paid to the foreman by the overseers of the mill.
William Deane and Thomas Cooper elected overseers of the
mill for the ensuing year.
The bailiffs ordered to pay for the statute seal out of
the next leys.
William Laithwaite sadler, Anne Acton, widow, Adam Boulton
gentleman, Thomas Worthington gentleman and Peter Mason
presented for allowing timber to lie on their hillocks.