English Civil War in Hindley/Aspull

Started by: flaggy delf (523) 

Does anyone know anything about an action in Ladies Lane or Hall Lane resulting in the death of the soldier buried at Hindley All Saints?

Started: 24th Oct 2013 at 11:32

Posted by: blackrodweaver (627) 

Might have some thing to do with this extract from wikipedia

The Battle of Wigan Lane was fought on 25 August 1651 during the Third English Civil War, between Royalists under the command of the Earl of Derby and elements of the New Model Army under the command of Colonel Robert Lilburne. The Royalists were defeated, losing nearly half their officers and men.

Replied: 25th Oct 2013 at 19:43

Posted by: flaggy delf (523) 

The chap was buried in 1642, very early in the ECW,so it wasn't Wigan Lane but I appreciate the post.

Replied: 26th Oct 2013 at 12:09

Posted by: dave© (3507)

In 1642 during the English Civil War, a battle was fought at Hart Common, Westhoughton, not too far away from All Saints in Hindley, a possibility it was someone from there.

Replied: 27th Oct 2013 at 22:15

Posted by: flaggy delf (523) 

Ah now Dave that seems a strong possibility and within an acceptable distance to end up close to Hindley, if he was wounded maybe he got to near Aspull then died of wounds. That is very helpful. Where did you learn about the Hart Common battle?

Replied: 28th Oct 2013 at 10:17

Posted by: dave© (3507)

It seems little is known about it, I found out while doing some family tree research, it's mentioned here.

Borsdane wood is accessible from there, maybe there, then onto Hall Lane/Ladies Lane?

Replied: 29th Oct 2013 at 12:34

Posted by: flaggy delf (523) 

Thanks Dave. May go and look at the plaque mentioned to war dead.

Replied: 29th Oct 2013 at 14:44

Posted by: dave© (3507)

Might have nowt to do with Hart Common...........

There is evidence of this Puritan or Nonconformist spirit at Hindley Chapel very early in its history. In an account of an outrage committed upon Hindley Chapel in 1642 by the Royalist forces of Wigan because it was the home of the " Round heads," is the following passage :

The carriage of the cavaliers about Wigen was most insolent, ye blasphemous, for after they had pulled downe the pulpit in Hendon [Hindley]
chappell and plaid at cards in the pews and upon the deske, they surprised
the Holy Bible, took it away, and afterwards tore it in pieces, and then stucke
up the leaves of it upon the posts in severall places in Wigan saying, " This
is the Roundheads Bible.

Replied: 3rd Nov 2013 at 00:55
Last edited by dave©: 3rd Nov 2013 at 00:59:58

Posted by: flaggy delf (523) 

Thanks again Dave, sounds like a right do/

Replied: 4th Nov 2013 at 19:40

Posted by: tonker (24059) 

I heard that soldier was a Leyther who'd got lost on his road home from Bolton!

Replied: 5th Nov 2013 at 20:53

Posted by: staffbullterrier (2224)

plenty musket balls to be found in Borsdane woods

Replied: 29th Nov 2013 at 16:56


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