Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 39 - 1675
Box 1. Roll 39 Easter Leet 10th April
Complaint of -- Molyneux gentleman, that Peter Marsh
gentleman had pulled down a stone wall in the petitioner's
house in Market Street and had erected in its place a
port of timber.
Sacrament Certificate of Richard Wroe gentleman witnesses -
Samuel Shawe minister of the parish church of Wigan, William
Higham churchwarden, Henry Rowe gentleman and James Banckes
yeoman dated 10th April 1675
Box 1. Roll 39A Michaelmas Leet 2nd October 1675
Mayor James Ford
Benchers Robert Langshaw
Recorder Thomas Bispham
Town Clerk John Anderton
Bailiffs William Higham
Serjeants John Markland
Attornies Edward Baron
Market Street William Brocke
Wallgate James Rigby
Hallgate James Leyland
Scoles Edward Farbrother
Standishgate William Eckersall
Millgate William Harpur
Woodhouses Richard Bavington
Treasurers Gilbert Langshaw
Searchers and Sealers James Bancks
of Leather Gilbert Farclough
Surveyors of James Hollinhed
Bread and Beer Thomas Jolly
Surveyors of Charles Foster
Flesh and Fish Henry Laithwaite
Church Clarke James Bancks
Bellman Myles Mitton
Box 1. Roll 39 A Michaelmas Leet October 2nd 1675
Robert Markland mercer laid rubbish in the Wend - withdrawn
Richard Orrell for bastardy upon Jennett Lucas - "Condicion
to maintain the bastard till 14 yeares old"
William Orrell for allowing the yarding to fall between his
house and Thomas Parre's.
Henry Topping and Jane the wife of Adam Bolton - litigation
Edward Herle Esq for turning a watercourse in Standishgate
Stephen Platt, John Johnson and William Houghton for allowing
their swine to stray.
Charles Bancks of Millgate for allowing his cur bitch out
Thomas Lowe for not making the fence between his and Thomas
Jane the wife of Robert Orrell for abusing Kathering Langshaw
Elizabeth Harsnipe for abusing the wife of James Langshaw
Elizabeth the wife of Ralph Ashton for assaulting Ellen the
wife of James Astley, and for abusing Grace the wife of Gerard
Charles Hey "did Challenge Roger Letherbarrow to fight him."
Jane the wife of Richard France for abusing Grace the wife
of James Rigby.
John Johnson and John Hey for buying oats from Ralph Foster
and forestalling the market
Ralph Ashton for turning a watercourse through James
Elizabeth the wife of Ralph Ashton and Ellen the wife of
James Forde cooper - abuse and litigation.
Isabel Lathom for a litigation on Elizabeth the wife of
James Winstanley for a litigation on Rebecca the wife of
A long list of persons who sold ale and beer contrary to
Elizabeth the wife of Ralph Ashton for a litigation on the
wife of James Forde coverlet weaver
Alice the wife of John Dean bought a quarter of lamb in the
market and sold it again.
Anne Barker widow and Thomas Tottie for laying timber in
Market Street and Peter Marsh the same.
Mr Johnathan Markland ordered to raise the bridge from
Trumppers field over the brook.
Edward Herle Esq, William Nightgale and John Baldwine for
allowing their stiles in Cowhey to fall down.
Robert Higham "doth suffer his Servant to throw downe
the Suddes" in the street.
Christopher Sumpner for a litigation on Edmund Harvey.
William Green for building a stone wall and encroaching
on the little lane in Scoles
William Green and James Wood for not cutting their hedges.
That Thomas Parre and William Ireland should restore the
several measures they had seized.
That all sellers of ale and beer by retail should use the
measures according to the statute.
Gilbert Langshawe and Thomas Leland late bailiffs did not
mend the wall at the end of Millgate as ordered - fined
The present bailiffs ordered to repair the same
That William Higham bailiff should provide himself with a
cloak in which to attend the Mayor according to the custom
of the town - under a penalty of £5.
11 li 4s. 3d. to be refunded to William Deane and Thomas Forde
late bailiffs, 1 li 2s. 9d. to Gilbert Langshaw and Thomas
William Foster and Laurence Anderton appointed overseers of
the new mill.
Box 1. Roll 39a Michaelmas Leet 1675
Petition of John Anderton that he might depute his son as
town clerk - allowed
Complaint of Robert Boore that John Dean shoemaker had
turned a watercourse on to his property &c.
Complaint of William Green dyer - who had bought "a certain
Bay of Buildinge within the Isle of Scoles" form Thomas
Burges, but the said Thomas would not let him have it in
Complaint of Henry Topeinge that Henry Molyneux glazier had
made a door in the back of the smithy in Millgate and had
laid dung on the said Henry's property.
Petition of John Farbrother to be made town miller
Complaint of Ellen Higham that Thomas Bullocke pewterer had
erected a feltmaker's furnace and a chimney with a shop
window for hats and "the stinck and smoake therof doth very
much Anoy" him [Her]
Petition of Oliver Ashurst blacksmith to be made a freeman
Complaint of Thomas Burgesse against William Green dyer
Complaint of Thomas Burgesse against William Green dyer.
Sacrament Certificate of Nicholas Penington gentleman -
witnesses Richard Wroe, John Leyland 5th Jan. 1675
The same of Ralph Wackfeild bailiff - witnesses William
Higham yeoman, James Banckes clerk 5 Jan 1675
The same of William Higham gentleman on of the bailiffs -
witnesses Ralph Wackfeild and James Banckes. 5 Jan 1675.