Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 30 - 1669
Box 1. Roll 30 Easter Leet 17 April 1669
Thomas Catterall tailor for assaulting John Renshaw
James Hollinhed and Elizabeth his wife and Thurstan Rogerson -
Margaret Rogerson for a litigation on James Hollinshed
Thomas Blackhurst for assaulting William Houghton husbandman
Margaret the wife of James Harvey and Anne the wife of Myles
Holme - assault
Gilbert Langshaw for a litigation on Katherine Langshaw.
Anne the wife of James Hodson and Alice Wood - litigation
Margery Brighouse for a litigation of Anne the wife of James
Bridget Barrow "doth buy neever forth of the open markett"
Thomas Risley for assaulting Hugh Hollinhead and his son
Peter Whitle miller for assaulting Thurstan Crosse
Thurstan Crosse and Elizabeth Almond spinster - assault
Katherine Finch for allowing her swine to stray
Richard Crosse for a litigation on Edward Buckley gatewaiter
and an assault on Tobett Cobler
Gilbert Holcroft for playing cards in Robert Murrey's house
Elizabeth Never for turning a watercourse on to Thomas
Parson Bancks and John Turst of Upholland - assault
Gilbert Baldwin junior, Robert Baldwin and Mary his wife
and Anne Cooke - assault
James Harvey junior smith "abusinge severall persons in this
town and being drunck.
Lydia wife of Gerard Bancks gentleman for receiving goods
taken by the bailiffs - fined 6s. 8d.
James Hodson bricklayer for digging coal on the Scoles
Common - fined 3s. 4d.
James Taylor, Laurence Forth, Henry Burgesse, Thomas Blackhurst,
Thomas Browne and John Hodson did the like.
James Sanders alias Johnson a foreigner and Katherine Topping
who was received by Thomas Worthington
Thurstan Crosse for assaulting Oliver Letherbarrow the younger
John Penington for assaulting John Standish junior
Edmond Molyneux glazier abused Ralph Markland alderman in the
open market, saying "thou art a lyer and thou lyest and art
a base fellow and Ile stand to it and I am a better Man than
thou art" - fined 3s. 4d.
Humphrey Wetherby for assaulting Tobias Cobler
Nicholas Penington Alderman in January last employed tailors
in his own house who were not freemen of the town - therefore
he profited 10s a half of which was to go to the town's
box and the other half to the Society of Taylors of Wigan.
April 28th 1669
John Bold and Robert Casson - litigation
Alexander Ford founder for a litigation on Mrs Feilden
Thomas Hoolme for a litigation on Isabelle Hoolme - bound over.
John Standish of Whitley for abusing Robert Baron the
Ralph Dean butcher for breach of a former order concerning a
Robert Winstanley for not taking up the post and rails on his
Grace Hindley widow received by Laurence Forth
William Browne and Roger Scott gentleman for taking sand from
the sand bed.
Richard France and James Farbrother for taking 7 oak
saplings out of Botleing Wood.
"Wee doe Order that if the pretended Company of Mersers doe
Commence Aney suits against aney Burges of this Corporaition
fo Margandising in aney Commoditie that it shall be defended
upon the Townes Cost."
Ralph Hoolme and Edmund Laythwat fined in £10 each for not
coming to the Leet Jury with the accounts of the highways
Ralph Hoolme an assistant to the overseers of the highways
was not to gather taxes.
Box 1. Roll 30 Michaelmas 1669 (from Roll 32)
Mayor Robert Letherbarrow
Recorder Richard Penington
Bailiffs William Foster
Serjeants James Rigby
Attornies Edward Baron
Swordbearer Parson Banckes
Market Street William Prescott
Standishgate James Laithwaite
Alexander Ford founder
Wallgate John Carter
Millgate John Lee
Scoles William Belcher
Hallgate Robert Higham
Woodhouses Roger Foster
Box 1. Roll 30 Easter Leet 1669
Complaint of Stephen Platt - "that their is two trees groweing
in your peticioner's Hedge betwixt his backside and the
backside of Thomas Greene Brazier, concerning which their
doth arise great discencion to whom they should belong"
Complaint of Thomas Turner gentleman that Thomas Tottie of
Wallgate had erected a chimney pipe on his land
Petition of James Johnson, who had lately married Mary
Sutton of Wigan widow, to be made a freeman.
Complaint of William Ford of Swindley in Woodhouses gentleman
that Thomas Blackhurst tallow chandler had forciably detained
possession of a messuage in Millgate, formerly in the possession
of Alice Croucke widow deceased, which the petitioner had let
to him for a year
Complaint of George Atherton that Edward Boulton brazier had
taken earth &c. from his croft and a close called the Cow Hey
Petition of Henry son of William Boulton of Platt Bridge
deceased, that as he had been apprenticed to Christopher
Handy of Manchester sadler deceased and had served his time
and had a freehold in Wigan under Mr Thomas Catterall of the
Crooke, to be made a freeman
Petition of James Rigbie and Thomas Scott serjeants that they
used to have the toll on the hillock at the Fish bords and
the rent of the old meal house, "but nowe are deprived of
both" - asked that they might have them as formerly - granted