Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 26 - 1667
Box 1 Roll 26 Michaelmas Leet October 6th 1667
Mayor Robert Langshaw
Benchers Robert Baron
Town Clerk John Anderton
Bailiffs Gilbert Barron
Attornies Edward Baron
Swordbearer William Foster
Serjeants James Rigby
Market Street Gilbert Orrell
Standishgate William Holme
Wallgate John Houghton
Millgate Peter Whittle
Scoles Gilbert Harvie
Hallgate Gregory Foster
Woodhouses Samuel Marsh
Treasurers Thomas Ford
Surveyors of Robert Leigh
Flesh and Fish James Banckes
Surveyors of Henry Lithgoe
Bread and Beer Hugh Wood
Searchers and Peter Masson
Sealers of Leather James Baldwin
Church Clerk James Banckes
Bellman Myles Mitton
Box 1. Roll 26 Michaelmas Leet October 5th 1667
Edward Gregson for a litigation on Anne Lithgoe spinster
Hugh Penington and Francis Haymore - assault
Richard Lowe carpenter "did divert the water into the
foundacions of the Newe buildinge thereby Indavouringe to
over throwe the same" - fined £10
Alice the wife of the said Richard Lowe "did Likwise make
a damm and divert the watter as abovesaid"
Margaret the wife of William Laithwaite and Mary the wife of
William Pilkington gentleman - litigation
Katherine Finch widow and Robert Markland tailor for letting
their swine stray
Gilbert Houlcroft labourer for assaulting Oliver Baron
Thomas Scott and William Bamber for letting their swine stray
Elizabeth the wife of Samuel Marsh for abusing Thomas
Bavington upon the Lord's day.
Robert Markland mercer for receiving Laurence Haslam a foreigner
William Houghton, James Harvey and Cicely Daniell for
allowing their swine to stray
William Forth "pauncaster" for abusing the Jury at the
John Wetherby labourer for abusing and assaulting Ralph Armston
and for being drunk
John Wetherby and Humphrey his son pretended to have a warrant
and thereby broke down William Bamber's door and "dispossessed
him of his howse" fined £5. each.
Gilbert Deane for encouraging and employing the said Wetherby
"in his wrong doeinge" fined £10
John Deane butcher "for Emptyeing a Cowe belly in the street"
Katherine Wood widow for not muzzling her cur
Roger Baron for allowing a dunghill to lie in the street.
Mr Feilden for receiving Peter Sumner a foreigner
"George Shawe did Advise Richard Lowe to make a hole to Lett
the watter in to the foundacion of the Newe building and to
Make Contempt to the Lord Bishopp of Chester"
Edward Holinhead for assaulting Gilbert Greene.
Thomas Worthington Junior and James Scott brazier - assault
James Harvy the younger blacksmith for an assault with "bloodwipe"
upon Thomas Leyland
James Baldwin for abusing Bailiff Armston
Thomas Worthington the elder for assaulting Anne Hill
Richard Lowe and Alice his wife bound over
Elizabeth Hodson widow for still diverting the water to the
annoyance of Thomas Ireland and Alice Naylor widow.
John Naylor, John Houghton and Edward Litherland - assault in
James Taylor and Robert Bamber - assault
Every person bring cloth to the fair should in future pay 12d
Katherine the wife of William Orrell for abusing Peter Marsh
gentleman. to wear the bridle&c.
Roger Bibbie and Robert Bibbie for using the gate at the end
of Gilbert Leigh's house contrary to an order of the Court
Seth Foster for assaulting Laurence Taylor and John Mathews
Jane the wife of William Bamber declared upon her oaths that
on the 1st of May last Gilbert Deane came to her house and
asked her to move and if she did not do so before night he
could bring a warrant, and she also swore "that she did not
owe him a penney of Rent, which was falce and untrue and
that she did therein Comitt wilfull perjury" - Guilty
Charles Bamber miller, Thomas Mort the younger and James
Ashton "for digging and deweing" in Robert Ford's close
called "The Eyes"
The security given for the removal of John Lee, Roger Wood,
Edmund Smoult, and William Whitfield be put in execution
if they did not fulfill the conditions
Thomas Tottie for "merchandising"
Laurence Haslomw, Peter Whitle and Samuel Marsh for following
Peter Sumpner for following the trade of a tailor and
retailing ale and beer
John Naylor, William Sale and Richard White for exercising
The Bailiffs ordered to levy as much money as should make up
the deficiencies of the former bailiffs
The £15 remaining in the foreman's hands to be given to
Alderman Turner "towardes the perfectinge of the new Buildinge"
Thomas Forde late bailiff presented for neglect of duty.
The profits of the town mill to be kept by Alderman Turner
Robert Murry, Robert Sucksmith, Edward Laithwait and Richard
Rilance for not attending the Jury
Margaret wife of William Laithwaite saddler bound over