Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 67 - 1691
Box 1 Roll 67 Michaelmas Leet October 3rd 1691
Mayor Thomas Cooper
Benchers Ralph Markland
Recorder Bertie Entwistle
Town Clerk Ralph Bancks
Bailiffs Gilbert son of James Ford
Attornies Robert Mason
Serjeants William Finch
Market Street Thomas Winstanley
Wallgate William Ashton
Hallgate John Fairclough
Scoles James Pemberton
Standishgate William Farbrother
Millgate Henry Kerbie
Woodhouses Henry Whalley
Surveyors of Ralph Wood
Bread and Beer Adam Battersby
Surveyors of Thomas Edelleston
Flesh and Fish Gilbert Leigh
Treasurers William Scott
Church Clerk Gerard Bancks
Searchers and Sealers Roger Scott
of Leather Thomas Mortt
Bellman John Laithwaite
Box 1. Roll 67 Michaelmas Leet October 3rd 1691
Alice Boys widow for allowing her swine to stray in Market
Gilbert Wood butcher for keeping a hound - fined 6s. 8d.
James Layland the younger for keeping a beagle - fined 6s. 8d.
Alexander Leigh for allowing his dunghill to "Press downe
the yard of William Baldwine Shoemaker"
Jane the wife of John Fartlouch and Sarah Battersby - abuse
The said Jane and Elizabeth the wife of James Layland - the
Edward Heaton and Mr Wickliffe and Mr James Scoulfield -
Margery Mortt for allowing her swine to stray
John Unsworth "for suffereing his greate Sowe to goe att
large and to spoile Hugh Barons Garden three severall times"
Oliver Ashurst, William Ashton, and Thomas Edleston for
allowing their swine to stray.
William Smith "for suffereing the streete to lye undressed
over against his Middnegstide in the Walgate."
James Greene, William Greene and Elizabeth widow for allowing
their swine to stray
Thomas and Henry Greenhaugh - foreigners
John Foster, Mary Burges and James Browne for allowing their
swine to stray
Thomas Ford the elder and Ralph Leigh for harbouring William
Seddon and Richard Hughson.
Mr Robert Penington and William Harvey smith bound over
Thomas Carter and Hugh Wood - assault
Ralph Prescott for abusing Anne Prescott widow and the said
Anne for abusing Elizabeth the wife of Richard Prescott and
Thomas Edleston for harbouring Thurstand Edleston a foreigner
Christopher Anderton and Hugh Bullocke - assault
Elizabeth the wife of Mr Lawrence Anderton and Ellen the
wife of Roger Bullocke - abuse
Mrs Lydia Bancks for not making the fence between her
tenement and Mr John Slingers
John Jolly tailor "for haunting the Backeside of Arthur
Fords att untimely houres of the night and hackininge att
his Windowes and for many foule and Approbrious words."
Mr Richard Hindley and John Laithwaite barber - assault
Alice Boyes widow for harbouring Joseph Rigby and his wife.
Mr Thomas Martin for allowing a heap of clay to lie in
Arthur Ford "for pulling downe a gate in the Backeside of
Ishmael Bibby for not making up the wall between his house
and John Houghton's
Margaret Catterall for harbouring Edward Heaton
Richard Prescott for abusing Anne Prescott
Thomas Bubler for an assault with the drawing of blood on
Thomas son of James Tarleton for an assault on Mr Ward.
William Rigby, Alice Markland, Jonathon Standish, James
Kenyon for harbouring Thomas Greenhaugh, Alice Lowe, James
Voydall and John Walls foreigners
Henry, William, Myles and James Tompson, William Cooper,
Edward Moorecrofte, James Cooper and Thomas Fazakerley for
taking away timber from the chapel in Millgate on the
Sabbath day -
The Bailiffs to pay the church clerk 40s. for tending the
No one under the degree of Knight to be sworne a burgess,
except those elected by a jury.
All foreigners to pay 2d. a load for malt sold by them in
the town as well as toll
The Bailiffs not to exceed £3 for the expence of the next
The Bailiffs not to exceed 40s. "at any Judges Treate"
The Recorders salary to be £6
Mr John Aughey fined 10s. for calling Bailiff Blackburne
"drunken dogg" before the jury.
The town mill leased to Robert Foster for 7 years at a
yearly rent of £15.
Box 1. Roll 67 Michaelmas Leet 1691
Petition of Joseph Rigby of Coppull carpenter, who had "made
divers good and large houses" at Liverpool and elsewhere,
to be made a freeman.
Petition of Richard Hughson wheelwright, who had rented a
house called "Lowe tenement," to be made a freeman.
Petition of Alexander Tyrer cooper, to be made a freeman-
Petition of James Scolefield of Rochdale scrvener, who had
lately married Ellen the daughter of Mrs Totty and who had
taken a house in Wallgate, to be made a freeman
Complaint of Richard Ince, John Smith, Oliver Worthington,
Seth Prescott, Henry Whalley and Adam Battersby for them-
selves and the other carpenters, joiners and coopers, that
Joseph Rigby, William Pemberton, Alexander Tyrer, Richard
Hughson, John Wilkinson and Jeremiah Scott who were working
at those trades without being freemen.
Petition of Charles Wickliffe of Ormskirk who had lately
Married Anne the daughter of Mrs Totty to be made a freeman.
Petition of Gilbert Ford the elder, William Laithwaite and
John Parr for themselves and the other inhabitants of Scoles
to have some of the £4 which they had spent on the repair of
Boy Well refunded - £2 to be allowed them.