||1,710, including four of inland water,
Census Report, 1901.
||Henry de Fazakerley in 1276 recovered possession of half a messuage,
a horse-mill, and 15 acres of land
in Walton; Assize R. 405, m. 3 d.
Richard de Fazakerley was one of the
tenants of Richard de Walton in 1292;
Assize R. 408, m. 61 d, 23. Richard
de Fazakerley and Henry his son were
witnesses to a grant by Richard, lord of
Walton, to Robert Cawdran of land in
Fazakerley, with free entry to moor and
wood and other easements; Harl. MS.
2042, fol. 157. Richard was also a witness to a grant by his son Henry to
Robert his brother, with various easements
in 'the vill of Walton'; ibid. fol. 158b.
||Henry made grants to his brothers.
To Richard he gave land adjoining the
field of Fazakerley and with housebote
and heybote and quittance of pannage in
the wood of Walton; Harl. MS. 2042,
fol. 154b. To Robert he made two
grants; one of these was in Fazakerley
in the Little Ley, from the lane to the
ditch of the Bancroft, with easements in
Walton; ibid. fol. 155, 155b; see also
Kuerden MSS. ii, fol. 243.
These brothers had descendants. There
was besides a family descended from
Margery de Fazakerley; Harl. MS. 2042,
fols. 154–9, contains a number of their
charters. Thus Henry de Fazakerley
granted to John son of Margery, Allyscroft in Fazakerley, one end of it touching the lane; fol. 156. To John son of
Richard de Fazakerley, Richard son of
Henry de Walton made a grant; fol. 155.
John had several sons. Richard was the
principal; he gave to his son John in
1339 land between the North brook and
the land of another son, William; fol. 154.
Alan son of John, son of Margery, had
grants from Richard Cordewan and Robert
son of John in 1325; fol. 155b. In
1349 John son of Richard gave all his
hereditary lands in the vill of Fazakerley,
with liberties in the vill of Walton, to
Henry son of John de Acres; fol. 154.
These charters contain a number of local
names; e.g. Fernicroft, Woodflat, Raydegate, Fediwell, the Aldherth, Henheyde,
Old Orchard; also names of other tenants—Harebergh, Kekewich, Thornton,
and others. A charter of this branch
(1325) is printed in Trans. Hist. Soc. (New
Ser.), i, 161.
Henry son of Margery had a grant
from Ellen daughter of William, son of
Richard de Fazakerley, of land called
the Twafalward, lying by the field of
Henry Bullock and touching the brook;
Kuerden, iii, W. 10, n. 3. In this collection are grants from William and Thomas
sons of Gilbert, son of Robert de Fazakerley; ibid. n. 21, 22. The former seems
to be the William son of Robert, son of
Henry de Fazakerley, of other deeds;
n. 19, 23.
||Robert de Fazakerley attested many
of the grants referred to down to 1349,
while as early as 1315 he gave a portion
of meadow to Richard son of John son
of Margery; Harl. MS. 2042, fol. 154b.
In 1323 a deed by him mentions his son
Richard, who was himself a grantor in
1329; fol. 156, 155b. A son Henry also
occurs in 1329; fol. 156. Another of
Robert's grants is dated 1338; fol. 158.
One of Henry son of Robert's grants,
made in 1339, is printed in Crosse D.
(Trans. Hist. Soc.), n. 50.
In 1344 John son of Richard de Thingwall made a claim against Simon de
Walton and Eleanor his wife, and Henry
son of Robert de Fazakerley; Assize R.
1435, m. 34. Robert son of Henry de
Fazakerley was a plaintiff concerning land
in Walton in 1352, Simon de Walton
being the defendant; Duchy of Lanc.
Assize R. 2, m. j d. In another case at
the same time Richard son of Henry, son
of Robert de Fazakerley, was plaintiff;
ibid. m. iij. Three years later Robert de
Fazakerley was plaintiff in a case in which
Richard son of John was one of the defendants; ibid. R. 4, m. 20. Henry son
of Robert took action against the same
defendant in the following year; ibid. R. 5,
m. 1; and at the same time another Henry,
the son of Richard, was plaintiff against
John son of Richard, son of John; ibid.
R. 5, m. 14 d.
Next appears Hugh de Fazakerley (or
several of the name). In the year just
named, 1356, Hugh son of Robert, son
of Henry de Fazakerley, brought a suit
against Robert son of William de Walton;
ibid. R. 5, m. 21. In the next year Hugh
son and heir of Richard, son and heir of
Robert was plaintiff; ibid. R. 6, m. 2;
and Henry (? Hugh) son of Richard, the
son and heir of Robert de Fazakerley,
made a claim upon Dionysia the daughter
of William son of Richard de Fazakerley;
ibid. R. 6, m. 7 d. In this indecisive
state of the evidence it can only be remarked that Hugh de Fazakerley seems
to be the next important member of the
family after Robert; he accompanied the
duke of Lanc, to Brittany about 1356
to 1359; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxii, App.
PP. 336, 339. In 1360 he was defendant in a suit concerning a messuage
in Walton brought by John son of John
del Bridge; Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 8,
m. 4. In 1379 Isabel widow of Hugh de
Fazakerley gave a release of actions to
John de Taylor and Henry de Fazakerley,
the executors; Towneley MS. GG, n.
2491. She was perhaps the Isabel,
widow of John de Toxteth, who in 1419
was bound to Robert and John de Fazakerley; ibid. n. 2831.
In 1376 Thomas de Fazakerley acquired
messuages in Liverpool; and by fine, in
which Roger de Fazakerley was one
plaintiff, a messuage and 80 acres of land
and wood in Walton were secured to
Nicholas de Farington and Katherine his
wife for life, with a remainder to William
son of Thomas, son of Thomas de Fazakerley; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), ii, 190, 192. Thomas de Fazakerley purchased lands in Walton in
1381; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 1,
m. 12. William de Fazakerley was concerned in 1384 in a fine concerning the
lands of Richard de Halsall and Emma his
wife; ibid. bdle. 1, m. 21. Thomas de
Fazakerley had licence for an oratory
within his manor of Derby in 1382;
Lich. Reg. v, fol. 35b. The same or a
later Thomas was godfather to Thomas
le Norreys of West Derby in 1402;
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), ii, 11. The
Richard de Halsall just named had a son
Gilbert mentioned in local deeds.
A prominent member of the family is
Roger de Fazakerley, to whom and to
Joan his wife letters of protection were
granted by the duke of Lanc, in 1382;
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. p. 521.
In the same year the bishop of Lichfield
allowed him to have divine service in
every oratory within his manors in the
diocese; Lich. Reg. v, fol. 35b. This
Roger and Joan occur discreditably in the
story of the Lathoms; see Lancs. Inq. p. m.
(Chet. Soc.), i, 18–20. Thomas de Fazakerley was one of Roger's sureties in
1384; ibid, i, 21.
||See the account of Walton. Robert
de Fazakerley occurs as a witness to local
charters. In 1411, when Thomas de
Fazakerley made a feoffment of certain
lands in the township both Robert and
John de Fazakerley attested; Harl. MS.
2042, fol. 159.
In a suit of 1593 the descent is thus
given: Roger Fazakerley, son and heir of
Ellen, daughter of Robert de Walton—s.
Thomas—s. Nicholas—s. Roger—s. Robert (defendant); Pal. of Lanc. Plea R.
273, m. 23.
||In 1476, Thomas son and heir of the
late Roger Fazakerley of West Derby released to William son of John Lightwood
of Tattenhall all his right to the lands
of John Cropper within the lordship of
Fazakerley; Harl. MS. 2042, fol. 159.
Nicholas Fazakerley was reckoned
among the gentry of the hundred in 1512.
||Printed by the Chet. Soc.; Vis. of
1613, p. 78; Vis. of 1664–5, p. 108.
The succession given is: Roger, Robert,
Nicholas, Robert (died 5 April, 1643),
Nicholas (aged 11 in 1613, and died Oct.
1643), Nicholas (aged 28 in 1664), who
married Winefride, daughter of Edward
Tarleton of Aigburth.
The only inquisition remaining is that
concerning Robert, the second in this
descent. He died 13 Feb. 1589–90, his
son and heir Nicholas being then thirtyseven years of age. The manor of Walton
and Fazakerley was held of Henry earl of
Derby in free socage; viz. by fealty and
the yearly rent of 20s.; thus Fazakerley
was not accounted a separate manor; the
rent is the due proportion of the old
thanage rent of Walton. There were also
lands in West Derby, the family being
sometimes called 'of West Derby,' held
of the queen by a rent of 42s.; and in
Bedford, Pemberton, Wigan, and Liverpool; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p. m. xv,
Nicholas Fazakerley the son made a
settlement of his estates in 1595; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 57, m. 104. He
was buried at Walton 19 March, 1611–12.
A settlement of Robert Fazakerley's
manor of Fazakerley and other lands was
made by fine in 1632; Pal. of Lanc. Feet
of F. bdle. 119, m. 39.
||Nicholas Fazakerley, under the alias
of Ashton, was admitted to the English
College at Rome in 1623, giving his age
as 23; he left for England in 1626.
His brother Thomas, who entered in
1629, aged 18, under the same alias,
stated that he was 'born and brought up
in Lancashire, his parents were of high
family and always Catholics. His friends
were likewise of the upper class, some
being Catholics and some heretics. He
had made his humanities at St. Omer's
for five years.' He was made priest and
returned to England in 1636, being buried
at the Harkirk in 1665; Foley, Rec. S. J.
vi, 302, 320.
||This statement is quoted by Bishop
Challoner and Mr. Gillow from Lord
Castlemain's Cath. Apology. Liverpool
was captured by the Parliamentarians
about the end of April or beginning of
May, 1643 (Picton, Memorials, i, 90);
and it will be seen from the dates given
at the visit. that Robert Fazakerley died
before this date, and Nicholas after it.
||The lands both of Robert and Nicholas
Fazakerley, deceased, were confiscated for
treason by the Act of 1652; Index of
Royalists (Index Soc.), 42.
Petitions were made on behalf of
Nicholas Fazakerley, the heir, described as
of Spellow House, being then about sixteen
years of age; as also on behalf of Catherine his mother, Anne the widow of
Robert his grandfather, and Margaret, an
unmarried sister of Robert. Roger Breres
of Walton, who had married a daughter of
Robert Fazakerley, deposed that Nicholas
and his brothers Robert and Richard were
all dead; Robert the father had died at
Chester about 1643, Nicholas at Liverpool
within a year after, Robert the younger in
the Indies, and Richard in Ireland about
1642. A settlement of December, 1638,
in relation to the marriage of Nicholas
son of Robert was made of the capital
messuage called Fazakerley Hall; and
Spellow House, and all the manors and
lands of Robert Fazakerley in Fazakerley,
Walton, Liverpool, and Wigan, including
Spellow mill; a considerable number of
field names are given. The Books of
Seizure of Convicted Recusants were produced, and showed that Robert Fazakerley's estates were under sequestration
for recusancy and delinquency. Robert's
estate at Spellow House and Diglake was
farmed. Anne Fazakerley, widow, petitioned for a third part of the unsequestered
third of her husband's estate, which had
been seized. Margaret Fazakerley, in
virtue of a deed of 1609, had a right to
an annuity of £24 out of her father's
estate, but being a popish recusant it was
ordered that she should only have a third
part of it, the other two parts being disposed of for the public use. The documents are given in Royalist Comp. P. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), ii, 295–313.
||In 1717 Robert Fazakerley of Walton registered an estate at Liverpool,
Fazakerley, &c., of the annual value of
£187 10s. 10¾d., charged with six guineas
to his sister Anne; Estcourt and Payne,
Engl. Cath. Non-jurors, 112.
At the beginning of 1723 Robert Fazakerley of Liverpool, and Robert Fazakerley,
merchant, his son and heir-apparent, mortgaged Spellow House and lands for £800
to Mary Richmond, widow; and in 1726
and 1727 Robert, the son, and Sarah, the
widow, of the elder Robert Fazakerley,
were concerned in deeds regarding the
father's lands; Piccope MSS. (Chet. Lib.),
iii, 222, 196, 232, quoting 8th and 9th
Rolls of Geo. I, and 1st and 2nd of Geo. II
||Robert Fazakerley, the younger, by
his will dated 1 Oct. 1730, left the estates
to John, eldest son of Bryan Hawarden,
late of Liverpool, mariner, deceased, and
his heirs male; with remainders to William
Hawarden, brother of John; to the heirs
male of Mary, sister of the testator and
wife of Edward Barrett; to Ellen, daughter
of Nicholas Fazakerley, deceased; and to
Robert Webster, son of Dorothy, daughter
of Nicholas Fazakerley. John Hawarden
was to take the name of Fazakerley;
Piccope MSS. ii, 3; iii, 196, 242, 240,
quoting from Roman Catholic deeds enrolled at Preston.
From the Ormskirk Registers it appears
that John Hawarden Fazakerley, gent. in
Sept. 1748, married Anne Parr of Ormskirk, by licence; a son Robert was buried
1 June, 1751. The curious marriage
covenant is in Piccope MSS. iii, 354.
In Ormskirk church is a laudatory
epitaph commemorating Anne, widow of
John Hawarden Fazakerley, erected in
1800 by her son Samuel Hawarden Fazakerley of Fazakerley.
||Gillow, Bibl. Dict. of Engl. Cath. ii,
These Gillibrands were of the same
family, Thomas Hawarden, who died in
1787, having taken the surname of Gillibrand. His grandson Henry took the
name of Fazakerley in 1814 pursuant to
the will of Samuel Hawarden Fazakerley;
Piccope MSS. Pedigrees, ii, 339.
Some deeds of a minor family are given
by Kuerden, ii, fol. 228b. In 1513
Richard, son and heir of Peter Fazakerley
of Fazakerley, enfeoffed Nicholas Fazakerley of West Derby and others of all
his lands; at the same time he seems to
have married Ellen, daughter of Richard
Rose of West Derby. He left five daughters coheirs to his capital messuage called
Stockley and lands in Fazakerley; they
were: Ellen, wife of Richard Longworth;
Alice, wife of James Walker; Katherine:
Margaret, wife of William Wolfall; and
Grace, wife of Richard Stockley.
There was also a family known as
'Fazakerley of the Clock house,' from
their residence on the border of Croxteth
Park, now part of the sewage farm of
||Baines, Lancs. Dir. ii, 713.
||See the account of Walton. The
Molyneux holding was obtained chiefly by
purchase from the Bullock family. In
1321 Robert Bullock granted all his lands
in Walton and Fazakerley to William his
son; another son Richard is mentioned;
Croxteth D.K. 1. Alan de Whike granted
in 1323 part of his land in Hey in Fazakerley to Henry son of William Bullock,
at a yearly rent of 2d.; with remainders
to Thomas and Richard, brothers of
Henry; ibid. K, 2.
John Bullock in 1394 made grants of
his lands in Walton and Fazakerley to his
son Richard, with remainders to his other
children, Thomas and Margaret; ibid.
K, 4, 5. John Bullock, perhaps the same
person, enfeoffed William del Heath of
all his lands in Fazakerley within the vill
of Walton in 1420; these were sold in
1433 to Sir Richard Molyneux, John
Bullock releasing all his right in the same;
ibid. K, 10–14. Previously Robert the
Hunt and Emmota his wife, daughter of
Richard Bullock, had sold to Sir Richard
the lands in the vills of Fazakerley and
Walton, which had descended to her from
her father; ibid. K, 8 and 9, dated 1423
and 1433. Roger Norris and Alice his wife,
probably another daughter, in 1436 sold
lands formerly Richard Bullock's to the
same Sir Richard Molyneux; ibid. K, 15.
In 1446 Sir Richard assigned lands in
Great Sankey, Fazakerley, and Walton, to
trustees for the benefit of Katherine
Aughton; ibid. K, 16–18.
In the inquisition taken after the death
of Sir Richard Molyneux in 1623, the
manor of Walton and Fazakerley is named
among his possessions; Lancs. Inq. p. m.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), iii, 389.
||The Bridge family occur early, but
no connected account can be given of
them; they probably took their name
from the bridge over the Alt just at the
border of Fazakerley and West Derby.
Kuerden has preserved a number of
their charters (vol. iii, W, 10, 11), and
among them the following: (1) William
son of Richard de Walton about 1300
gave to John del Bridge various lands, in
exchange for those lands which William
son of Henry de Walton had given to
John the chaplain, reserving a fee for the
chaplain of St. Paulinus. (9) In 1308
he gave to John del Bridge and Hawise
his wife some land newly approved.
(10) This John in 1325–6granted certain
lands to his son John, including some he
had before assigned to his brother William.
(14) John the elder, son of John del
Bridge, in 1327 gave to John the younger,
his brother, lands in Fazakerley already
granted by their father to John and
William, brothers of the grantor. (20)
John del Bridge and Juliana his wife were
enfeoffed of certain lands in 1340, with
remainder to their son Adam; see (24).
(25) Thomas son of William del Bridge
next appears, in 1385. The name occurs
down to 1431, n. 27, 29, 31, but there
may have been more than one person.
More than fifty years elapses, and then in
1485 Robert Bridge arranged for the succession of his lands to his son John and
his grandson Robert; n. 32, 33. Richard
and Roger, sons of Robert Bridge, occur
in 1536; n. 37, 38; their lands were in
Fazakerley and Lathom. Another of the
family living at that time was Henry
Bridge, who had married Joan, widow of
Richard Makin of Litherland, n. 36, 39.
Joan, Margery, and Cecily, daughters
of Henry Bridge, claimed certain lands in
Walton and Fazakerley in 1602 from
Anne, their father's widow. It appeared
that Robert Bridge had in the time of
Hen. VIII settled them on his son and
heir John, from whom they descended
thus:—s. Henry—s. Richard—s. Henry,
plaintiffs' father; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R.
290, m. 15.
In 1354 Hawise, widow of John del
Bridge, claimed dower in lands held by
Maud, widow of Henry del Quick;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. iij. John
son of John del Bridge appears as plaintiff
five years later; ibid. R. 7, m. 5.
Edward Bridge, described as 'gentleman,' died 20 Dec. 1626, holding a messuage and land of Robert Fazakerley; his
son and heir Richard was 26 years of
age; Towneley MS. C 8, 13 (Chet. Lib.),
p. 54. Anne Bridge, widow, appears on the
recusant roll of 1641; Trans. Hist. Soc.
(New Ser.), xiv, 237. Richard Bridge of
Fazakerley held 8 acres there in 1639;
Chorley Surv. 53.
||Henry de Tarleton held land here in
1413, when he made a grant to Richard
Bullock; and in 1417 when he exchanged
an acre with the same Richard; Croxteth
D. K, 6, 7. From a release of John Bullock dated 1431 Henry appears to have
acquired part of the holding of Richard
Bullock; ibid. K, 27.
Roger, son and heir of Henry Tarleton
of Fazakerley, in 1504–5 granted to his
mother Elizabeth all the lands in Fazakerley and Rainford he had by her grant
for her life, and then to Thomasine,
daughter of Robert Parr of Rainford, for
her life; Kuerden MSS. iii, W. 11, n. 34.
A later Henry Tarleton occurs in 1536;
ibid. m. 38.
Richard Tarleton died about 1558,
seised of a capital messuage in Fazakerley,
&c.; the wardship of William, his son and
heir, was given to William Lathom;
Duchy of Lanc. Misc. Bks. xxiii, 216.
William Tarleton in 1593 purchased
lands in Walton and Fazakerley from
Ralph Mercer and Ellen his wife; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 55, m. 12. William
Tarleton, who died 6 March, 1631–2,
held a messuage and lands in Walton and
Fazakerley of Robert Fazakerley; also a
messuage and land in Hardshaw of
Richard Egerton; Richard Tarleton, his
son and heir, was 41 years of age;
Towneley MS. C 8, 13, p. 1181.
The Tarletons of Aigburth had lands
in Fazakerley; Chorley Surv. 53.
||Thomas Stananought, who died
16 March, 1634–5, held a messuage and
lands in Fazakerley of Robert Fazakerley;
Henry, his son and heir, was aged 28
years; Towneley MS. C 8, 13, p. 1075.
Thomas Stananought, as a convicted recusant, paid double to the subsidy in 1628;
Norris D. (B. M.). Henry Stananought of
Fazakerley petitioned for a third of his
lands which had been sequestered for recusancy; Cal. of Com. for Comp. iv, 2861.
||Ralph Whitfield and Katherine his
wife, with David their son and Ellen his
wife, joined in a sale of land in Fazakerley to William Bower in 1589; Pal.
of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 51, m. 4. John
Whitfield of the Diglake occurs in 1639;
Chorley Surv. loc. cit. William Whitfield
of Roby was the guardian of Nicholas Fazakerley in 1652; Royalist Comp. P. ii, 298.
It appears from fines and inquisitions
that the Longworths, Roses of Walton,
and Molyneuxes of Melling, had lands
here; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 41,
m. 142; bdle. 50, m. 33; Lancs. Inq. p. m.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 43; these
last were perhaps the same as Ralph
Pooley's estate in 1594; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. xvi, n. 19.
||Thomas and William de Stonebridgeley occur among witnesses to local
deeds about 1300, and Henry in 1342.
Thomas de Stonebridgeley had a suit concerning lands with Margaret, widow of
William of the same in 1356; Duchy of
Lanc. Assize R. 5, m. 14d.
||'Stoneberley' 20 acres of land 'in
or near to Fazakerley'; Chorley Surv. 53.
Commonwealth Church Surv. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), 80.
Engl. Cath. Non-jurors, 136, 150.
Percival Rice, described as 'Doctor of
Physic' or as 'of the city of London,
apothecary,' with his brother Thomas, is
described as holding Fazakerley Hall and
estate in fee, the value being £82 13s. 6d.
They had also a house at West Derby;
ibid. 122. Their 'hall' was afterwards
sold; Piccope MSS. iii.