CALENDAR OF LANCASHIRE DOCUMENTS IN FOLDER ENTITLED
This folder of 65 pages contains documents collected by
William Waddington of Burnley. Not all pages are occupied by
documents. The pages are numbered on the right hand in pencil
by SG for identification. The pages of the folder are
evidently very good quality paper, there is no discoloration
due to acid reaction and the documents have survived well.
They should be left as they are.
Calendar compiled by Stanley Challenger Graham BA (Hons),
October 2000 for Mr and Mrs Waddington, Hen House Farm,
Barnoldswick who are the owners of the papers.
NOTE DATED JULY THE 9TH 1762, NO RECIPIENT. SIGNED BY
AMBROSE WALTON AT 8 CROWN OFFICE ROW.
Received of ? ? Godin Esq. Executor of my late Uncle
Richard Emmott Esq. Deceased the sum of fifty ponds being the
half yearly payment of an annuity of one hundred pounds
bequeathed to me by a codicil of the last will and testament
of my Uncle Christopher Emmott Esq. Deceased and due the 7th
of March last.
A SEATING ALLOTMENT FOR
COLNE CHURCH IN 1635. ON PAPER.
ALLOTMENT OF SEATS ETC IN COLNE CHURCH 1635.
[In fair hand on paper. Looks like a contemporary copy of
the original. This is only an assumption.]
A certificate of a commission granted by the Revd. Father
in God John Lord Bishop of Chester, April ye 11th 1`635 to
Nicholas Mitchell, Lawrence Hargreaves, Robert Smith, John
Higgin, James Robard, James Hartley of Whycollar and Henry
Parker, churchwardens for ye parrish and chappelry of Colne
for Allotment and Division of ye stalls, forms and seats in ye
church according to ye tennor of the same Commission and now
by them divided and alloted amongst ye said parishioners as
Impremis. For the stalls and forms adjoining to ye Chancell
on Sun-side of ye Mid Alley they allot as followeth: The first
double form at Chancel back and the second next adjoining to
the length of one form, they do allot and appoint to Nicholas
Townley, esq., for his house at Greenfield and the tenements
of Henry Baldwin, Henry Haughton, Lawrence Hartley of Bridge
End, Roland Waley and the tenement lately belonging to Henry
Mancknowle of Marsden.
Impremis. The third form next adjoining, one length they do
allot to John Bannister of Park Hill, gent., for his tenants
at Great Hey.
Item. For the other forms at chancel back
adjoining to the South Alley (that is to say:- the first
double form and the second next adjoining they do appoint to
Mr Lawrence Habergham for his house and lands at Foulridge
Hall and Robert Emmott for his house and lands at
Item. The third form to the two last allotted to
Mr Habergham and Robert Emmott they do allot for the ancient
men of the parish to sit in.
The rank between mid alley and south alley allotted as
Impremis. The first double-seated form through
between the Alleys they do appoint to Mr Henry Doughty, gent.,
and William Emmott for their chief mansion houses.
They do allot a stall on the south side of the great pillar to
the tenants of Mr Doughty at Waterside.
Item. The second
form to the pillar they do allot to William Hartley of Bradley
and Alexander Parker for their mansion houses.
third form adjoining the pulpit and great pillar they allot
and appoint to Richard Kippax of Marsden.
Item. The double
form on the west side of the great pillar, and adjoining to
the pulpit they allot to Mr Lawrence Townley of Stone Edge,
for Fulshaw and pasture lands, and Edward Spencer for Lomeshaw
Item. The fifth through next beneath the pulpit,
they allot to Ambrose Walton for Clough-head, and William
Sagar, younger, for Barkerhouse and the lands late belonging
to Lawrence Willson of Bradley (viz. Lawrence Whittam, Edward
Marsden and Henry Higgin.)
Item. The sixth form they allot
to William Emmott for his lands in Wycollar, Robert Folds of
Trawden, John Cunliffe for his wife’s lands in Winewall, Henry
Shaw for his lands at Blackow, and James Hartley of Wanlas and
Alexander Hartley of Blackow for his house and lands at
Item. The seventh form they allot to John
Hargreaves of Barrowford, Henry Blakey of Blackow, and
Christopher Hartley of Barrowford for a house and lands bought
of James Shackleton.
Item. The eight they appoint for Ambrose Barcroft for his
house and tenement belonging to John Smith, tenant, Thomas
Acrondly of Acrondly, Richard Holgate of Foulridge and William
Hartley of Ackrondly. [sic.]
Item. The ninth they appoint to James Emmott for Delves
land, and for his wife’s land, and John Bannister for his
wife’s land at Southfield and Richard Hargreaves of
Item. The tenth they appoint to Nicholas Townley, esq., for
James Ridehalgh’s tenement called Holehouses, Lawrence Ormerod
of Schofield and the heirs of one Dawson, also Henden lands
late belonging to Robert Rushton (that is to say) Joseph
Rushton, John Lee, Edward and James Whitaker and Richard
Kippax for Birdielands
Item. They appoint to James Wilson of Southfield, Gyles
Hammond for Catlow lands, Robert Hargreaves for land at
Southfield and Henry Lee of Catlow.
Item. The twelfth they appoint to the heirs of Christopher
Folds, for lands in Barrowford, William Hanson or his wife for
church lands in Colne, Nicholas Parker for part of Mittons
land and Nicholas Townley esq., for Rycroft tenement at
Standroyd, Henry Hartley at Barrowford for part of Mittons
land and Lawrence Ormeroyd for Michael Greenwood’s house and
Thos. Sutcliffe for Christopher Fold’s house in
Item. The thirteenth they appoint to Geoffrey Shackleton of
Trawden for a house in Trawden, James Shackleton for the same,
for land of James Hartley alias Lores in occupation of John
Bancroft and John Hartley, son of Roger, and the lands lately
belonging to Henry Hartley of Trawden viz. James Hartley for
Lores lands Roger Folds Christopher Hartley, Robert Hartley of
Gilford Clough for several parts of the said land and Robert
Folds for James Hartley’s land.
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SCG/08 January 2001