Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 25 - 1666. 1667
Box 1 Roll 25 Michaelmas Leet October 6th 1666
Mayor Edward Sompner
Benchers Joseph Rigby
Recorder Richard Penington
Town Clerk John Anderton
Bailiffs Robert Markland mercer
Sword Bearer William Foster brazier
Attornies Roger Wood
Serjeants James Rigby
Market Street John Whalley
Standishgate Richard Casson brazier
William Wood feltmaker
Millgate James Boulton
Scoles James Belchar
Wallgate Hugh Deane
Hallgate John Jackson
Woodhouses Thomas Prescott
Surveyors of Gilbert Leigh
Flesh and Fish James Watson
Surveyors of Adam Pemberton
Bread and Beer James Scott Junior brazier
Church Clerk James Banckes
Bellman Richard Dobson
Treasurers Myles Turner
Box 1. Roll 25 Michaelmas Leet 25 Oct 1666
Margaret the wife of James Taylor and John Mather for playing
Edward Prescott shoemaker for assaulting William Houghton
Elizabeth Hollinshed spinster for allowing her swine to stray.
Gilbert Letherbarrowe and Margery the wife of Robert Bore -
Peter Lee for assaulting Edmund Harvey
Margaret the wife of Thomas Markland for abusing Katherine
Thomas Ascroft and Humphrey Wetherby - assault
Henry Shuttleworth for speaking "Contemptuous words against
the peace of this Kingdome"
John Markland, John Whalley, Ralph Deane, Roger Higham,
Charles Foster, Rovert Masson, Nicholas Penington, Grace
Markland widow, and Peter Marsh for not muzzling their dogs.
James Bancks, Laurence Anderton, Colonel Daniell, Gilbert
Baron and Ralph Laithwaite for the same
Margaret the wife of Humphrey Farbrother for abusing the
Mayor - For that and other offences to be ducked 3 times in
Robert Wetherby for abusing Robert Murrey.
Thomas Burgesse and Jane his wife for abusing the bailiffs
in the execution of their duty and Margaret the wife of
Edward Brighouse and her daughter for assisting them.
George Shawe for assaulting Robert Penington brazier
Elizabeth the wife of William Catterall for receiving goods
from the servant of George Burdekin which he had stolen from
his master and "did Intice him to steale the same"
John Colyard servant of George Burdekin "did Imbesill his
Master's goods" - the bailiffs ordered "to whippe a Cause
the said Colyard to bee whipt at the Crosse and then send
him out of the Towne"
Elizabeth the wife of William Liney for abusing Ellen the
wife of Robert Murray
Anne the wife of Thomas Butler for a litigation on the said
Ellen and Ellen for a litigation on the said Elizabeth
John Houghton and Elizabeth the wife of William Catterall -
Thomas Catterall for a litigation on William Sale and Alice
Roger Wood and John Lee foreigners
Thomas Kerkly and Stephen Platt for allowing their swine to
Laurence Fairclough for brewing and selling ale without a
Alice Townlowe and Margaret Holme - assault &c.
Robert Penington Junior for a litigation on Elizabeth the
wife of William Linney
Alice Townlowe and Elizabeth Almond - litigation
George Shawe for allowing his swine to stray
Grace the wife of James Almond and Anne the wife of
Richard Crosse - litigation
John Deane and Robert Penington for not muzzling their dogs
"Gilbert Holcroft was drunke since the Leet and did abuse
his Mother in Many foule words" "the Bayliffes shall
soundly cause him to bee whippte at the Markett Crosse"
Sarah the wife of George Shawe for abusing Margaret Mather.
James Ford gentleman, Peter Higham and James Harvey for not
muzzling their dogs.
Margaret Mathers widow for allowing her swine to stray
Robert Wetherby bound over to be of good behaviour in £10
That Charles Banckes Junior did "shoote A gunne and therwith
did distroy Pigeons" - fined 40s.
Thomas Burgesse for not making up the yarding at the end of
William Green's croft
Thomas Houghton for abusing Ralph Markland alderman
Dulcibell Langshawe and Margery Langshawe - assault
Thomas Blackhurst and Hugh Scott - assault
Thomas Blackhurst for abusing Elizabeth Scott widow
Peter Lee and Elizabeth the wife of William Fairbrother - assault
Richard Poole for assaulting Thomas Ashton
Order that no one might did clay from the highway at the
lane end called "Eyes"
John Anderton presented for the bridge at the bottom of his
field over Barneley Brook.
Ellen Forth, Robert and Anne Forth for diverting Colonel
A ley to be raised to repair Mason Holmes Lath
Box 1. Roll 25 Michaelmas Leet 1666
Complaint of Ellen Laithwait that William Harison had cut
down her hedge
Petition of Shadrack Crew barber surgeon "a single man
unmarryed and (God bee praysed) well knowne to bee an
Experienced practicer in chirurgery" who "having all along
his life given a Signall Testimony of his Loyalty to his
Majestie both in warre and otherwise" to be allowed to
practice in the town.
A letter from the same
Petition of George Livercy of Prescott watchmaker to be
allowed to live in the town as he had heard there were some
of his trade there
Usual petition of Ralph Marsh
Complaint of Emm Moulding widow that Roger Brown and Elizabeth
his wife, John Fisher and Margaret his wife, Jeffrey Boulton
and Dulcebell his wife and Jane Bowne widow made a path over
her close called "Hardiebutt".
Complaint of Robert Mosse blacksmith that Ralph Wackfield
had set up an oven in the gutter between their houses which
had turned the watercourse
Complaint of Colonel Daniell concerning his watercourse which
had been damned by Anne Forth and others she "declared
that whosoever came upon that ground to remove the sayd
bancke would bee stickt with a spitt with other approbrious
Languadge wherunto she is soe addicted that noe neighbours
can live quitely neare her"
Petition of William Houghton Junior a freeman of the borough
"having Evernore since his Capacity rendered him of any
Abillity both in Warre and in peace beene to the uttermost
of his power officious to this Corporacion" and "A souldier
Engaged his life and fortunes Exposed. And still persevering
undefatigated Remaines now listed in his Majesties service
As A souldier for the freehold band" to be allowed to build
a cottage for his family on Scoles Common. - Not allowed to
build it there but on a piece of waste ground near Sisse Croft
Complaint of Robert Forde junior that James Holinhed placed a
dunghill close to the petitioner's kitchen in Standishgate
Complaint of Ralph Wackfield that Robert Mosse blacksmith
had pulled down a stone wall of the petitioner's
Petition of John Newall watchmaker to be allowed to follow
his trade in the town.
Petition of Robert and John Carter ropemakers to be made
freemen - granted
Complaint of Thomas Ireland and Alice Naylor that William
Hodson labourer had turned a watercourse and flooded their
Complaint of William Houghton who had been presented for
allowing his swine to stray "the truth is wee were drifeing
the swine home wardes by reason wee had no lodgeing where
Petiton of James Prescott wollen weaver who could not pay
his lays because he "hath Three small Children to maintain
whereof one of them is Lame and your petitioners wiffe
beinge at downe lyinge, and tradeing beinge gone to decaye"
Box 1. Roll 25 Court held 22 December 1666
Gilbert Houlcroft for abusing Elizabeth the wife of William
Linney and "did make and disperse a libill" - 2 hours in
the stocks at the Market Cross
James Nightgale for not muzzling his dog
Edmund Harvey and John Sherrington - litigation and assault
William Catterall for building a pigstye at the end of his
George Shaw, Robert Markland tailor and Elizabeth Browne
widow for allowing their swine to stray
Gilbert Leigh for allowing "a hobb of dawb" to lie in the street
Robert Penington for not muzzling his dog
Thomas Kerkly, Katherine Letherbarrowe and Stephen Platt for
allowing their swine to stray.
Richard Ashton for receiving John Lee, a foreigner
Laurence Anderton for not muzzling his dog
James Whalley for allowing his swine to stray
Margaret the wife of John Fisher for passing and repassing
over the close of Emm Moulding widow.
Peter Sumpner and Richard Holme foreigners received by Henry
Feilden and Elizabeth Scott widow
Edward Boulton and James Holinhed overseers of the highways
for Standish for laying heaps of stone and sand in the highway
Edward Holinhed for a litigation on Mary the wife of Robert
James Hollinhead fined 40s. for not removing a dunghill
Box 1. Roll 25 Easter Leet 21st April 1667
Edward Prescott shoemaker for assaulting William Houghton
Elizabeth Holinhed spinster for allowing her swine to stray
Robert Forth pewterer and Anne his sister for abusing William
Gilbert and Myles Letherbarrow and Margery the wife of Robert
Bore - litigation and assault
Ellen the wife of Ralph Deane for taking goods of Richard
Lowe to the value of a penny - 3 hours in the stocks in the
Richard Crosse, Roger Browne and Humphrey Mather - assault
Easther the wife of Thomas Alexander for washing clothes in
the stone well in Wallgate - fined 2s. or stay in prison till
she paid it.
Thomas Baylie and Thomas Markland for making a saw pit in
the upper end of Scoles "to the great danger of his Majesties
subjects passaing that way" - to be filled up or they were
to stay in prison till they paid 10s.
Robert Bullocke and Anne his wife and Elizabeth Buckley -
litigation and assault
Margaret Worthington, Alice Byrom and Katherine her daughter -
Ellen Foster and Anne Cooper assault and litigation
Roger Bibbie glazier made a way for himself and his family
through a gutter belonging to Gilbert Leigh
Robert Banckes and others pulled down certain timber, trees
&c. in the streets and "did Laye them at severall persons
doores and Crosse the streets to the great danger of his
Majesties subjects" and that they "did pull down the White
Crosse" Robert Browne, Gilbert Cookson, Roger Wood, Hugh
Langshaw and Thomas son of Hugh Forth for the same
Elizabeth the wife of Henry Shutleworth and Margaret Mather
widow - litigation
Alice the wife of John Townlowe for a litigation on Thomas
Thomas Mortt the younger for an assault on Thomas Whalley
Thomas Burghous and John Houghton - assault
Rebecca the wife of Edward Rigbie for forestalling the market
Easther Smith alias Alexander for a litigation on Elizabeth
the wife of William Liney.
Thomas Worthington for making a sawpit near John Whalley's
house in Standishgate - ordered to fill it up.
Francis Battersbie discharged from his recognizance. James
Prescott to appear against him.
Margaret the wife of William Laithwait sadler for abusing
William Deane overseer of the poor and James Rigby Serjeant
in the execution of their office. - To wear the bridle from
the Moot Hall round the Cross and back again.
Thomas Burgesse as at last leet
William Aughey for receiving Laurence Farclough a foreigner
Humphrey Mather and John Gaskell - assault
Anne Wood widow for not filling up the hole in her hadge
James Harvey junior and James Harison - assault
Katherine the wife of William Orrell for a litigation on
Robert Forth pewterer and Hugh Wood - litigation
John Johnson alias Sanders and James Whalley - assault
James Harvey junior smith and John Johnson - assault
Order that from henceforth any person entering an of 3 li or
upwards should pay the Jury 4s. "and if the verdict pass for
the defendant then the defendant to pay it."
Petition of John Boulton of Goulborne glover to be made a
A case of perjury - nearly illegible