Wigan Court Leet Rolls
ROLL 54 - 1684
Box 1 Roll 54 Michaelmas Leet 6th October 1684
Mayor Sir Roger Bradshaigh
Benchers Robert Barron
Recorder Thomas Mort
Town Clerk Lawrence Anderton
Bailiffs John Keclinge
Attornies William Browne
Serjeants John Markland
Market Street William Baldwin shoemaker
Hallgate Richard Smith
Scoles James Ford tailor
Standishgate Gilbert Hollinshead
Wallgate Richard Heys
Woodhouses Hugh Lowe
Surveyors of Roger son of Thomas Bullocke
Bread and Beer James Pattricke
Surveyors of John Finch
Flesh and Fish Roger son of Hugh Bullocke
Treasurers Hugh Jolly
Church Clerk William Harper
Searchers and Sealers Edward Farclough
of Leather Roger Scott
Bellman John Laithwaite
Box 1. Roll 54v Michaelmas Leet 4th October 1684
Roger Browne, Samuel Knowles, Roger Taylor, Ralph son of
William Langshawe, William Markland thrower, William Rigby,
servant of James Ford, Ralph Rauson, and Robert Winstanley,
servant of Ralph Tarleton stole worth 6d.
Edward Gregson for abusing John Markland serjeant
Mary the wife of James Scott and Jane the wife of John
Wood - litigation
And Jane the wife of Richard Holme made a litigation on
Mary the wife of James Scott
Robert Fazakerley for allowing his swine to stray
Charles Leigh and Robert Higham for throwing filthy water
into their watercourses.
William Nightgale for allowing his dog to go unmuzzled
Gilbert Crouchlowe, Adam Catterall and Samuel Rigby for
playing "penncppricke" on the sabbath day - fined 3s. 4d.
or 4 hours in the stocks at the Market Cross
Gilbert Leigh, John Thornton, Richard Mort, William Catterall,
Christian Carter and Richard Ashton for allowing their
swine to stray
Adam Battersbie, William Catterall, William Urmston, William
Deane and Hugh Langshawe "did Fight Cocks on the Sabath day"
John Lowe for allowing his "Cow Bitch" to go unmuzzled.
James Ascroft a foreigner and James Marsh for harbouring
Grace the wife of John --- a foreigner
Johnathon Waldman for abusing Jane the wife of William
William Carter for abusing Anne Croft.
Katherine Townley and Margaret Shaw for abusing William
Rawlins, and he assaulted them.
James Wood labourer and John Lathom for allowing their
dogs to go unmuzzled
Anne Golbotne a foreigner
Laurence Anderton gentleman for not removing his timber
from Market Street
Katherine Anderton widow for not cleaning the street by
the "Greene House" in Market Street
Margaret Farbrother for allowing her swine to stray
Elizabeth Foster spinster for not removing her dunghill
from the street.
Elizabeth Taylor widow for harbouring John Kiererley a
John Bradley a foreigner
Bernard Johnson for allowing his bitch to go unmuzzled.
Edward Markland, Roger Scott, and Thomas Acton for employing
John Copperwhite, Thomas Cooper, and James Stopforth foreigners.
Lawrence Ormerod for abusing alderman Robert Baron
John Lowe for not giving a true account as a toll taker
Barnaby Wood for taking a toll not being authorized and
converting it to his own use.
All burgesses to have stallage free and be allowed to sell
in the meal house at fair times
When Richard Crosse's time should be out no more money out
of the town's stock should be given to maintain a beadle.
George Browne and Ralph Langshaw elected overseers of the
No one to water horses or any beast at Boye Well in Scoles
Ishmael Bibby for serving a writ "called a Comity" to stand
in the pillory for an hour
Box 1. Roll 54 Michaelmas Leet 1684
Petition of Laurence Taylor and Thomas Critchlow who last
winter went through the town calling people. "being laborious
men and not able to maintaine their Wifes and Children but
by their Hands And being distitute of all Way of Liveing this
Winter time for want of Worke" - allowed
Petition of William Rollins who had married a burgesse's
daughter - to be made a burgess - allowed
Complaint of Thomas Laithwaite tailor that Ralph Laithwaite
skinner had made his drench pitts at the back of the
petitioner's house and had laid sheep shanks on part of
his house "whereby Severall maggotts falling from the
said skinns did fall" in part of the said house.
Complaint of James Anderton of Market Street that his neighbour
Jane widow of Nicholas Penington put her dunghill on his
property. - Counter - Complaint of the said Jane
Deposition of Ralph Prescott glover that on the 29th of
October he put under the door of the Moot Hall, it being
locked, a parcel of pewter of about 4lbs. and required Anne
his wife to sell it and "about nine weekes since there
being a Cubboard in the old hall of Mrs Ann Casson belonging
to the Agle and Childe he there in found an old Flaggon
wherewith he acquainted John Winstanley and nobody claiming
the said Flaggon they melted it in the said hall this cold
weather to buy them a fire".
A torn deposition
Bill for the highways - Accounts for different streets.
Complaint of Catherine Booth of Scoles spinster that Jane
Farbrother's chimney smoked into her house &c.
Complaint of Thomas Burgesse tailor who had a close on the
Douglas called "Beane Acre" next the close of William Scott
bellfounder, called "Scinder Acre" from which the root of
a great tree had fallen which caused the river to overflow
Petition of John Naylor miller, who had been apprenticed to
his father John Naylor deceased, and had since been servant
to Robert Letherbarrow alderman for 11 years, to be made a
freeman - allowed.