Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 63 - 1689
Box 1. Roll 63 Michaelmas Leet 5th October 1689
Mayor John Baldwin
Benchers Robert Barron
Recorder Mr Entwistle
Town Clerk Alderman Banckes
Bailiffs John Markland
Gilbert son of Thomas Ford
Attornies Richard Blackborne
Serjeants William Finch
Hugh Langshaw brazier
Market Street John Dicconson
Wallgate Lionel Ormishaw
Hallgate Thomas Battersby
Scoles Thomas Sumner
Standishgate Richard Prescott
Millgate James Edge
Woodhouses Samuel Tyrer
Surveyors of John Jolly
Bread and Beer William Scott
Surveyors of John Ensworth
Fish and Flesh William Leland
Treasurers Ralph Lee
Church Clerk Gerard Bancks
Searchers and Sealers James Baldwin
of Leather William Boyes
Bellman John Laithwaite
Box 1. Roll 63 Michaelmas Leet October 5th 1689
Alexander Leigh and Thomas Wood for allowing their swine to
William Baldwin shoemaker for harbouring John Worsley a
Mrs Ellen Pilkington for allowing a well in the Little Shambles
to lie open.
Robert Crouchlow, Charles Holecroft and Gilbert Wood for allowing
their hounds to go unmuzzled
Mr John Baldwin for allowing his swine to stray
Thomas Worthington junior gentleman for harbouring Mrs Warner a
Mary the wife of John Wood coverlet weaver and Mary the wife of
John Hollinshead - abuse.
Bertie Entwistle Esq for allowing his "greate dogg" to go un-
Edward Herle Esq for turning the watercourse near Collins Field
out of its course.
Thomas Worthington for allowing his "greate dogg" to go unmuzzled
John Thornton and Richard Mortt for allowing their swine to stray.
William Greene for not cutting his hedge &c. between the High
Lane at the lower end of Wallgate and his close called the Tenter
Edward Bayley for harbouring Thomas Taylor and Peter -- foreigners.
Henry Tong and John Rothwell foreigners
Alice Glover, John Deane, Richard Rylands, William Astley and
John Bibby for harbouring William Dawson, Elizabeth Foster,
William Astley, the son of John Bookes and Katherine
Elizabeth Bibby for abusing James Bate
Robert Orrell pewterer for harbouring John Rothwell
Henry Tongue for trading in the town, not being a freeman.
Stephen Platt and John Clare for allowing their swine to
Mrs Lydia Bancks for harbouring Charles Yate and his wife,
James Kenyon for harbouring John Wales a foreigner
John Laithwaite bellman and Adam Rigby - assault
Ralph Baldwine for not making the fence between his house
and Ellen Leigh's.
Alexander Leigh for allowing his swine to stray.
Ellen Leigh for harbouring Margaret Browne a foreigner
Richard Ince for abusing Grace Langshaw.
Gilbert Houghton for assault with the drawing of blood on
Ellen the wife of John Whalley
John Knowled of Wverhilton for assault with the drawing of
blood of Christopher Rawstone at St Luke's Fair -
Thomas Battersby for abusing Elizabeth Topping spinster
William Laithwaite and Thomas Hibbard - assault
James Green of Millgate and Robert Boyes junior of Standish-
gate for harbouring foreigners
William Hodgkinson a foreigner for trading in the town
Widdow Orrell for refusing to let the Supervisors taste
her ale - fined 1s.
The Serjeants ordered to clean Market Street and the Meal
£38. 1s. 6d. due to the late bailiffs
Ralph Leigh late bailiff fined £5 for neglect of his office.
Every person keeping a hound without a licence to be fined 20s.
James Ford and Richard Blackborne elected overseers of the
Laurence Anderton fined £10 for neglect of his office as
overseer of the said mill.
James Harvy, Ralph Langshaw, Johnathon Walton, Mr Robert
Ford, fined 6s. each for keeping hound also Hugh Jolly,
Mr Ditchfield, Mr Scot, Robert Baldwin, and James Molineux
The Overseers of the highways being out of pocket were to
Box 1. Roll 63 Michaelmas 1689
Complaint of Ralph Layland, Thomas Leyland, Andrew Barron and
Peter Turit alias Bavington who had been waits for many years,
that John Holecroft tailor "a disorderly and ungovernable
Fellow. the last winter tooke upon himselfe of his owne
accord to goe in the night Season therron part of this Towne
as waites and greatly disturbed the Inhabitants thereof"
Asked that Holecroft might be suppressed. "We the Jury do
Quash this Petition" [that they might continue as waits]
Petition of John Rothwell husbandman to be made a freeman
Petition of William Dawson glover to be made a freeman-
Petition of Elizabeth Foster widow to be allowed to live in
the town - allowed
Petition of William Smith innkeeper to be made a burgess
Petition of Henry Bullocke the son of a burgess, to be made a
freeman - allowed
Petition of Henry Partington of Blackerode naylor to be made