Timeline, 1086

William the Conqueror had given the whole of the Newton Hundred to Count Roger de Poitou for his help and loyalty at the Battle of Hastings.

Lancashire was almost wholly the domain of Count Roger of Poitou, third son of the great Earl Roger de Montgomery II, the seignior of Mont gomerii in the arrondissement of Lisieux in Normandy.

Poitou divided his new estates and installed his most frevent supporters as tenant lords of the manors.

The Newton Barony (which included Wigan) was given to Warinus Banastre upon payment of a tithe to Poitou - and a promise of military service should his master require.

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