||2,430, including 50 of inland water;
Census Rep. 1901. In 1883 a part of
Pendlebury was brought within Pendleton; Loc. Govt. Bd. Order 14672.
||The village so named is partly in this
township and partly in Pendlebury. It
took its name from one Irlam, who kept
the Packhorse Inn there; Manch. Guardian N. and Q. no. 392; Pal. Note Bk. ii,
Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Soc. xxii, 104.
||Subs. R. Lancs. bdle. 250, no. 9.
||W. Axon, Manch. Annals, 119.
||Lewis, Gaz. (ed. 1833).
||a Information of Mr. B. H. Mullen,
||Bewle Hill is named in the Salf.
Portmote Rec (i, 13), in 1598. On 25
Dec. 1695 Alice widow of Leftwich
Oldfield leased to Edward Birch of Pendleton, whitster, a close called the Bulehill containing 2 acres. Alice Oldfield
was daughter of Richard Haworth of
Manchester; Morley, Bolton Hist. Glean.
i, 347. On 4 Jan. 1717–18 Edward Byrom
of Manchester leased to William Gregory
of Pendleton, whitster, a field called the
Bulehill, late in the holding of Edward
Birch. Note by Mr. Crofton.
||It was opened in 1902. Races had
been held on the same ground from 1847
to 1868. Mr. J. L. Purcell FitzGerald,
the landowner, refused to renew the lease
on moral grounds; 'he took a warm interest in the evangelization of the masses';
W. Axon, Annals of Manch. 372.
||On the origin of the Guide in 1839
see N. and Q. (Ser. 6), xi, 16.
Chart. R. (Rec. Com.), 27; the gift
was of 'the vill of Pendleton and all its
appurtenances' to be held 'by the service
of the sixth part of one knight.' See also
Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 112, 115, &c.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 65.
||In 1218 Richard de Hulton had not
paid the 20 marks relief on succeeding
his father Iorwerth at Pendleton; Rot.
Lit. Claus. (Rec. Com.), i, 380. To
Eccles Church he gave a piece of land in
Pendleton, on the west side of the road
to Pendlebury, as a site for the tithe-barn;
no one was to dwell in it; Whalley
Couch. (Chet. Soc.), i, 52.
In 1236 Richard de Hulton, and in
1242 the heirs of Richard de Hulton,
held the sixth part of a fee in Pendleton;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 144, 153. It
is noteworthy that in 1256 the Hultons'
estate was described as a plough-land and
half a plough-land in Pendleton, not half
a plough-land only, as recorded in 1212;
Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
i, 122. As late as 1302 Richard de
Hulton was recorded as holding the sixth
part of a fee in Pendleton, but this is a
duplication (in error) of his tenement in
Ordsall and Flixton, which is also given;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 314.
||William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby,
granted to David de Hulton his land in
Flixton and manor of Ordsall in July
1251; Gregson, Fragments (ed. Harland),
||The grant in frankalmoign was made
in Dec. 1261; it included the manor of
Swineshurst and of the Walneys (now
Wallness) by Salford, with the mill on
the Irwell, &c., the town of Pendleton
with all the villeins holding the villeinage
of the town, their chattels, and sequel;
Phillips MS. 7899, printed in Staffs.
The bounds of the waste of the New
Hall by Saltfield and of Pendleton about
the same time were as follows:—From
Wallness Pool to Broad Oak Snape, following the lache to Wetsnape, by the
Rowe Lache to Saltfield Clow as far as
Wolfhays meanigate; thence by the high
road [? to Eccles] to Little Leyhead and
thence to Gildenaver Ford [Gilda Brook]
and so by Tippesbrook [Folly Brook]
to Bispeslowe [? Irlams-o'-th'-Height],
thence by the Black Lache to Alwine
Mere and Redford, and by the syke under
Pendlebury Park to the Irwell, and down
this to the starting-point; Coll. Topog. et
Gen. i, 248.
In 1284 the king granted the Prior and
convent of St. Thomas free warren in
their demesne lands of Swineshurst; Chart.
R. 77, m. 6, no. 45. For a further licence
see Cal. Pat. 1292–1301, p. 146.
There is a brief notice of St. Thomas's
Priory in Dugdale, Mon. vi, 471. Some
charters and notes will be found in Staffs.
Coll. (Wm. Salt Soc.), viii, 125–201, referred to above.
Plac. de Quo War. (Rec. Com.), 386.
The estate was eighteen messuages, twelve
oxgangs (i.e. a plough-land and a half) and
120 acres of land, a toft, and a mill, held by
the sixth part of a knight's fee. Master
John de Craven was in possession. It
was asserted that the grant to the priory
had been made without the king's licence.
The sheriff took possession, and returned
the annual value as £18 13s. 4d.; ibid.
||The king confirmed the grant of
Robert de Ferrers in Aug. 1295; Cal.
Pat. 1292–1301, p. 146.
A curious claim was made in 1292.
Agnes widow of David de Hulton claimed
dower in Pendleton, on the ground that
the tenements in Flixton and Ordsall
which William de Ferrers had given her
in exchange for Pendleton were not of
equal value. The jury agreed, finding
Pendleton the more valuable by £6 a
year, and averred that Agnes should retain her dower in Flixton and have a
further 40s. a year from Pendleton;
Assize R. 408, m. 39. This claim
appears as early as 1285; De Banco R.
59, m. 31. Possibly there were other
suits, for in 1302 she surrendered her
right in return for an annuity of 44s., to
be paid by the prior out of Pendleton;
Staffs. Coll. viii.
In 1324 account was given of 15s. of
the farm of eight oxgangs of land which
Sir Robert de Holland had in farm of the
prior of St. Thomas, among Sir Robert's
other forfeited lands; L.T.R. Enr. Accts.
Misc. no. 14, m. 76 d. (2).
||Maud de Worsley in 1332 granted
to the prior her interest in lands, &c., in
Pendleton, Newhall, Woodhouses, Wallness, and Swineshurst; Staffs. Coll. viii.
Henry, Earl of Lancaster, in 1339 gave
the prior 12 acres of heath in Salford and
Pendleton as recompense for the priory's
common of pasture on the heath; Duchy
of Lanc. Anct. D. L, 2084. To the aid
levied 1346–55 the Prior of St. Thomas
contributed 6s. 8d. for the sixth part of a
knight's fee, held in free alms; Feud.
Aids, iii, 91. In the survey of 1346 a
rent of 11½d. was charged for one ploughland held by the prior; this reappears in
an extent made a century later, the prior
stating that he held in frankalmoign and
not in socage; Add. MS. 32103, fol. 146;
Duchy of Lanc. Knights' fees, 2/20. In
1525 the prior demised lands in Pendleton to Ottiwell Wirrall for a term; Staffs.
||Pat. 31 Hen. VIII, pt. vi; see
L. and P. xiv (2), 156.
||The account of the Fowlers is in the
main taken from Gillow, St. Thomas's
Priory, where a pedigree of the family is
Bishop Lee (see Dict. Nat. Biog.) died
in 1543. His sister Isabel had married
Roger Fowler of Broomhill, Norfolk, and
the four nephews were Rowland of Broomhill, Bryan, William of Harnage Grange,
Shropshire, and James of Pendeford, Staffordshire.
Bryan Fowler in 1547 took action
against Robert Shaw, the king's farmer,
respecting Brindlache and other lands in
Pendleton; Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.),
ii, 93. He was frequently imprisoned for
recusancy, and died in 1587. By his wife
Jane, daughter and heir of John Hanmer
of Bettisfield, he had a son Walter, who
died in 1621, leaving a son Edward, father
of the Walter Fowler named in the text.
Inquisitions are extant taken after the
death of Bryan Fowler, whose son Walter
was thirty-six years of age in 1588; and
of Walter Fowler, who died in 1621,
leaving a son and heir Edward, aged
thirty. The tenure of Pendleton is not
stated; Chan. Inq. p.m. ii, 216, 393.
Edward Fowler died in Nov. 1623, holding the manor of Pendleton, and leaving
a son and heir Walter, only three years
old; ibid. (Ser. ii), vol. 404, no. 126.
Cal. of Com. for Compounding, iii,
1891–6. Among other complaints against
him was one that he, 'being admitted
tenant to his own estate, put the tenants
to rack rents "to screw up the fifths."'
In 1654 there was granted the discharge
from sequestration of lands in Pendleton
Pool, Eccles Parish, bought by John
In 1651 Constance wife of Walter
Fowler had been allowed her fifth of
her husband's sequestrated estate; ibid.
Index of Royalists (Index Soc.), 30.
||A pedigree was recorded in 1663;
Staffs. Coll. (Wm. Salt Soc.), v (2), 134–7.
Walter Fowler died in 1684, and his son
Walter about 1695.
||Estcourt and Payne, Engl. Cath.
Nonjurors, 115. Katherine, who died in
1725, was the daughter of William
Fowler's younger sister Magdalen, whose
husband's name was Cassey.
||In a fine of 1733, after the decision
of the lawsuit narrated in the text, the
deforciants of the manor of Pendleton
alias Pendleton Pool, and lands there,
were Thomas, Viscount Fauconberg, and
Katherine his wife; Pal. of Lanc. Feet
of F. bdle. 307, m. 130.
||The will remained in the custody of
the lawyer who drew it up, Christopher
Ward of Stafford. After his death it was
discovered by his son Edward, who communicated with Lord Aston, the principal
Fowler trustee, and he in turn laid it before Richard FitzGerald, who saw that
Rebecca Grove would be entitled to a
moiety of the estate at her father's death,
and married her; Gillow, op. cit. 73,
quoting Clifford's Par. of Tixall, 39.
||The father had died during the progress of the suit.
It is said to have been disgust at the
result of the suit that led Lord Fauconberg
to sell his Lancashire estates and renounce
his religion; but Smithills had been sold
earlier; he conformed to the Established
Church in 1737, being rewarded with an
earldom. He is said to have returned to
the Roman communion on his death-bed,
||He was the eldest son of Colonel
Nicholas FitzGerald, who was slain at the
battle of the Boyne, fighting for Jas. II.
In a fine relating to the moiety of
Pendleton in 1734, Richard FitzGerald
and Rebecca his wife were deforciants;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 321, m. 72.
||Gillow, op. cit. 156.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 65. See
also Pipe R. 5 Hen. III, m. 4d.
||Among the forfeited lands of Sir
Robert de Holland in 1324 was the manor
of Hope, farmed to Richard de Hulton at
62s. 2d. a year; L.T.R. Enr. Accts. Misc.
no. 14, m. 76 d. (2). Richard de Radcliffe
of Ordsall, who died in 1380, held in the
Hope a messuage and 60 acres of arable
land by the service of £4 a year; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), i, 8. The statement is repeated later, the service being
corrected to £4 2s.; ibid. i, 148 (the
'manor' of Hope); ii, 124.
A family took a surname from this
place. In 1346–8 Henry de Hope was
charged with 6d. (? 6s.) for castle ward on
account of a meadow in Pendleton held
by him; Add. MS. 32103, fol. 146;
Sheriff's Compotus, 1348. John Hope
of Pendleton occurs in 1448; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 11, m. 26.
||A chief rent of 2s. 6d. was paid to
the Duchy for William Bradshaw's land
in Pendleton in the time of Elizabeth;
Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1770), i, 447. Lawrence Bradshaw contributed to the subsidy
of 1622 as a landowner; Misc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 154. The family
recorded a pedigree in 1665; Dugdale,
Visit. (Chet. Soc.), 53.
Another Bradshaw family resided at
Newhall, Pendleton. George Bradshaw
contributed to the above subsidy, 'for
goods.' Richard Bradshaw of Newhall
and Robert his son occur in a deed in
1619. In 1633 Anne Bradshaw, widow,
had from William Dauntesey of Agecroft
a lease of lands in Pendleton for the lives
of Robert, Miles, and Thomas, children
of Miles Bradshaw, deceased. Robert
Bradshaw was living in 1696, aged 68;
Agecroft D. no. 225.
Bradshaws occur as late as 1744;
Eccles Ch. Notes, 55.
||See E. Axon, Bayley Family (1894).
James Bayley, a prosperous Whig merchant of Manchester, was in 1745 compelled by the Young Pretender to raise
£2,500 as a contribution to his funds.
His eldest son Daniel, who purchased and
rebuilt Hope Hall, was one of the worshippers at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester, where he is supposed to have been
buried. He was an uncle of Robert Clive,
afterwards Lord Clive, and sheltered and
educated him as his own son.
This son, Thomas Butterworth Bayley,
the only surviving child, was born in 1744,
educated at the University of Edinburgh,
was a trustee of Cross Street Chapel, but
conformed to the Established Church, and
became one of the leading men of the district. He paid a rent of £4 4s. to the
Duchy for Hope in 1779; Duchy of Lanc.
Rentals, bdle. 14, no. 25. He was
elected F.R.S. in 1773, and died 24 June
1802. He took part in the philanthropic
and patriotic efforts of his time, his
special interests being agriculture and the
improvement of prisons. He published
several pamphlets. Of his sons and
grandsons several rose to distinction in
the service of the state and the Church.
See Baker, Mem. Dissenting Chapel, 87;
Dict. Nat. Biog.
||Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, in 1292
granted to Adam de Prestwich a piece of
moorland in the waste of Salford, which
from the later descent appears to be Brindlache. The bounds were thus described:
From the corner of the ditch of Blackhow
riding down to Wodarneley and to Wodarneford in the Irwell; by the Irwell up
to the beginning of Pendlebury; up the
boundary of Pendlebury to Alvene mere,
and so to the ditch of Pendleton; down
to the ditch to the starting-point. The
rent was to be 6s. 8d. See Lancs. and
Ches. Antiq. Soc. v, 251, where a facsimile
of the deed (Agecroft collection) is given.
Alice de Prestwich in 1324 held Brindlache by the yearly service of 6s. 8d.;
Dods. MSS. cxxxi, fol. 39. Maud widow
of Richard de Lynales paid 2s. in 1348
for 2 acres of land; while Richard de
Windle paid 10s. for 10 acres of the waste
at Brindlache and near Newhall; Sheriff's
Compotus of 22 Edw. III.
Robert Langley had in 1437 a lease
for twenty years of 20 acres of pasture in
Brindlache, previously held by the Prior
of St. Thomas, at an increased rent
amounting in all to 16s.; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xl, App. 534. In 1453 another lease
of Brindlache and an adjacent parcel called
Windleshay was granted to James Langley
at 40s. rent; Agecroft D. no. 78. By the
Act of Resumption of 1464, a £10 annuity
was secured to Thomas Langley, granted
by letters patent on farms in Pendleton
and pastures called Brindlache and Windlehey; Rolls of Parl. v, 247.
In 1539 Henry VIII gave a lease of
Brindlache and Windlehey to Robert
Langley at 42s. rent, but six years afterwards he sold the land for £42; Agecroft
D. no. 111, 112, 116, 117. For a complaint against Robert Langley in 1546
respecting this land see Duchy Plead. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), ii, 214.
||By settlements of 1561 Brindlache
and Windlehey, with a slight exception,
were to descend to Anne daughter of
Robert Langley of Agecroft, with remainder to another daughter, Margaret wife
of John Reddish; Agecroft D. no. 132,
In 1623 it was found that William
Dauntesey of Agecroft held Windlehey of
the king by a rent of 12d.; Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), iii,
||The origin of this branch of the Holland family is unknown.
In 1534 the Prior of St. Thomas's
leased to Otho son of George Holland of
Eccles land in Pendleton; the term was
eighty years, but renewable up to 240
years; Clowes D. (recited in a deed of
1719). Otho Holland contributed, 'for
goods,' to the subsidy of 1541; Misc.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 141. In
1597 Otho Holland of Newhall was contracted to marry Katherine daughter of
George Linne of Southwick, Notts.;
Otho Holland died in 1620 seised of
Garthall Houses in Pendleton, with land
attached, held of the king as of his manor
of Salford by a rent of 4d. His heir was
his son George, not quite of age; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), ii,
In 1699 Sir Edward Coke of Langford
leased Drinkwater's tenement in Pendleton to Otho Holland, who agreed, among
other things, 'to plant yearly during the
term in some part of the premises four
good plants of oak, ash, or elm, and eight
more boughs of poplar, and to do his best
to preserve them from spoil'; Manch.
Free Lib. D. no. 109. Alice widow and
executrix of Otho Holland was party to a
deed in 1715 providing for the issue of his
daughters—Mary wife of Robert Cooke;
Elizabeth wife of John Fletcher; and
Alice wife of Robert Philips; ibid. no.
In later times what was called the Old
Hall was a residence built about 1760,
and in the possession of the Barrow
family; while the New Hall, pulled down
in 1872, was a farm-house, built in 1640
on the site, as it is supposed, of an older
Final Conc. iii, 89.
||King John while Count of Mortain
made a grant of this estate to William son
of Adam, and confirmed it in 1201, after
he had come to the throne; Chart. R.
90b; Lancs. Pipe R. 132. In 1212 William de Bolton was dead, and his heir was
in ward of the king; the estate is called
one oxgang only; Lancs. Inq. and Extents,
i, 71. The wardship was granted to Adam
de Pendlebury in 1216; Rot. Lit. Claus.
(Rec. Com.), 251. To the canons of
Cockersand William son of Adam de Bolton granted the Tanner's assart in Little
Bolton, the bounds being Bindley (? Bradley) syke, the carr, Croshaw oak, Brandale
clough, Brendoak clough, Rushylache, the
ditch, and Bradley syke; common rights,
including quittance of pannage for sixty
pigs, were also allowed; Cockersand Chart.
Richard son of William de Bolton occurs in 1241; Final Conc. i, 80. In 1324
another Richard de Bolton held Little
Bolton in thegnage by the service of 18s.
a year; Dods. MSS. cxxxi, fol. 37b.
About the same time Richard de Bolton
granted to his son Henry a messuage
which Richard the Miller had held, together with half of the grantor's lands in
the hamlet of Bolton in the vill of Pendleton, his capital messuage and an acre
near the Pool bridge being excepted;
Vawdrey D. In 1326 Richard released
to his son Henry all his right in the hamlet of Little Bolton; ibid.
In 1332 Henry son of Richard de
Bolton was plaintiff in a suit respecting
four messuages and 30 acres in Pendleton,
Thurstan son of Margaret de Worsley
being defendant; De Banco R. 288, m.
55 d. Thurstan is no doubt Thurstan de
Holland, ancestor of the Denton family.
Richard de Bolton in 1319–20 had granted
to Thurstan son of Margaret de Shoresworth a part of his land in Bolton in
Pendleton; and Thomas, the grantor's
son, quitclaimed Thurstan in 1339; Harl.
MS. 2112, fol. 146/182. Thurstan de
Holland in 1324 paid 6s. 8d. a year
'foreign rent' belonging to the manor of
Hope; L.T.R. Enr. Accts. Misc. no. 14,
m. 76 d. In the Survey of 1346 appears
18s., the rent of Thurstan de Holland (2
or 3 oxgangs), Henry de Bolton (3 oxgangs), and Ralph de Prestwich (1 oxgang),
for their tenements in Bolton near Eccles;
Add. MS. 32103, fol. 146. Ralph de
Prestwich also held 6 acres of the waste,
called Bradley, by charter of Sir Robert
de Holland at a rent of 3s. 2d.; ibid.
Alice widow of Richard son of Henry
de Bolton released to Henry the son of
Richard all her claim to dower in Litley
in Little Bolton; Vawdrey D. Henry
in 1357 made a settlement of his messuage, mill, and land; Final Conc. ii, 153.
The remainders were to Henry son of
John Gawen the Harper—probably a
grandson—and his issue; in default to
Thomas and Richard brothers of Henry
||John Gawen or Gowyn, sometimes
called the Harper, and Agnes his wife had
lands in Davyhulme in 1354; Agecroft
D. no. 337. John Gawen in 1357 leased
to Adam de Ainsworth land in Little
Bolton, between Bolton Brook and Shoresworth Brook, at a rent of 24s. and the
service of a reaper for one day in the year;
Vawdrey D. A grant of 9 acres of the
waste of Pendleton at a rent of 4s. was
made in 1359 to John Gawen and his
issue; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxii, App.
Henry son of John Gawen acquired a
messuage and lands from Henry de Monton and Olive his wife in 1358; Final
Conc. ii, 158. A settlement of lands
between Shoresworth Brook and the Millbrook was made in 1390, in favour of
Henry Gawen and Ellen his wife; Vawdrey D. Henry died in July 1398, and
his widow Ellen was claiming dower as
late as 1430; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxiii,
Richard son of Henry Gawen had a
grant of land in the south-west corner of
Pendleton from his father in 1390 on his
marriage with Emanie daughter of Richard
de Holland; one of the boundaries was
Bibbylumn on Bentcliffe Brook; Vawdrey D. Richard Gawen made a feoffment of certain lands in 1434, and other
deeds of his are extant, dated 1441, 1445,
and 1447; Vawdrey D. In 1445–6 he
held Little Bolton in socage, paying a rent
of 18s.; Duchy of Lanc. Knights' Fees
2/20. In the Cockersand rentals of 1451–
1537 various Richard Gawens held the
abbey's lands in Pendleton at a rent of
12d.; Chartul. iv, 1238–41.
In a grant of lands in Little Bolton in
1451 the remainders were to Richard
Gawen for life, and then to William son
and heir of Thurstan Gawen, and to
Katherine, Margery, and Elizabeth, sisters
of William; Vawdrey D. Richard Gawen
occurs in 1496; ibid. Three years afterwards John Legh, son and heir apparent
of Margery daughter and one of the heirs
of Thurstan Gawen, released his claim to
Thurstan's lands in Little Bolton in
favour of his mother, then wife of Thomas
||In the time of Queen Elizabeth
Thomas Valentine paid a chief rent of
28s. 3d. for two parts of Gawen's lands,
and Adam Hill and Edmund Gooden paid
14s. 2d. for the other part; Baines, Lancs.
(ed. 1870), i, 447.
||There is a notice of the family in
Gillow, Bibl. Dict. of Engl. Cath. ii, 524.
Isabel Gooden, widow, and Janet and
Jane her daughters had in 1560 a lease of
a messuage in Broomhouse Lane, which
Janet in 1595, as widow of Thomas
Travers, transferred to her son Edmund
Travers, Edmund Gooden being a witness; Vawdrey D.
Edmund Gooden of Little Bolton complained in 1566 that certain persons had
made a great ditch across the way from
his house to the church of Eccles, and
had stopped up other ways also. His
landlord, Thomas Billott, resided in Wales.
In defence Robert Barlow and Edmund
Parkington said that they had allowed the
tenants of Edmund Gooden to pass
through their lands to the church and
to carry fuel, but when this permission
was claimed as a right they withdrew
it; Duchy of Lanc. Plead. Eliz. lxvii,
In 1619 Edmund Gooden of Little
Bolton purchased lands in Highfield and
Pendleton; Vawdrey D. Next year he
died seised of various lands in Little
Bolton held of the king as of his manor
of Salford in socage by a rent of 3s. 4d.;
also of lands in Monton and Winton;
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), ii, 209. Edmund his son and heir,
then twenty-two years of age, died a year
after his father, leaving as heir his daughter
Ellen, eighteen months old; his widow
Ellen was living at Little Bolton; ibid.
ii, 242. By virtue of a settlement recited
in the inquisition the estate passed to
Thomas Gooden, younger brother of Edmund, with remainders to Richard, John,
and Peter Gooden. Thomas Gooden
contributed as a landowner to the subsidy
of 1622; Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 154. In 1631 he paid £10 as
composition for declining knighthood;
ibid. i, 215.
Thomas Gooden, a recusant and delinquent, was in 1651 suspected of having
borne arms for the king, and his estate
was sequestrated by the Parliament;
whereupon he petitioned. His brother
John had been wounded by some of Prince
Rupert's men. Another man altogether,
Lieut. Gooden, had taken part in the defence of Lathom house; Cal. of Com. for
Compounding, iv, 2723, 3160; Royalist
Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
iii, 81, 86. Thomas Gooden of Little
Bolton, Edmund his son (of Trafford), and
Thomas Gooden of Pendlebury occur in
a deed of 1664. Richard Gooden of Pendlebury, as a 'papist,' registered an estate in Manchester in 1717; Estcourt
and Payne, Engl. Cath. Nonjurors, 153.
See also Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App.
In 1738 Thomas Gooden had lands in
Pendleton in the Old Hall (now the New
Hall) and Walness; he was the grandnephew of Thomas Gooden of Pendleton;
Piccope MSS. (Chet. Lib.), iii, 262, from
Roll 12 of Geo. II at Preston. At the
expiry of a lease of the Old Hall in 1774
the tenant was of the same name; Manch.
Guardian N. and Q. no. 1123. Three years
later Little Bolton Hall was sold by
Dorothy sister and heir of Thomas
Gooden and wife of Albert Hodshon of
Leighton, to Thomas Worsley; Dorothy
had two daughters—Mary wife of Ralph
Standish of Standish, and Anne; the former had a portion of £2,000; ibid. iii,
342, 344, from Roll 15 of Geo. II. In
the same volume (p. 236) is the will of
Richard Gooden of Pendlebury, 1728;
he had lands in Barton, Tottington,
Pendlebury, and Stretford; Richard and
other sons are named.
In 1741 Thomas Starky of Preston
sold to Thomas Worsley the capital messuage called Little Bolton Hall; ibid. iii,
344, from Roll 15 of Geo. II. Samuel
Worsley paid a rent of 9s. 11d. to the
duchy for Little Bolton in 1779; Duchy
of Lanc. Rentals, 14/25.
||John Gawen of Worsley and Robert
Barlow of Little Bolton were under bond
in 1570 to allow Thomas Tyldesley and
Margery his wife to occupy the mansionhouse called the Waste in Little Bolton
lately held by Ralph Malbon, former husband of Margery; John Gawen, however,
repudiated his liability; Vawdrey D.
Kuerden (iii, P 3) has preserved a grant
by William Benastre to Roger del Wood
and Isabel his wife, of Salefield under
Pendleton and adjoining Little Bolton.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvii, 44;
messuages and lands in Pendleton, Pendlebury, Little Bolton, &c., held of the king
as of his manor of Salford.
||Ibid. xxvii, 54.
||Ibid. xxix, 52; 4 acres held of the
king as of his manor of Salford in socage.
||Land Tax Returns at Preston.
||House of Commons Return, 5, 6.
The report also gives particulars of a
number of sales of land.
||Margaret widow of Ralph Oldham
said that on the Monday after Low Sunday, 1444, Thomas Booth of Barton,
Nicholas and Henry his sons, William
Gawen of Swinton and many others waylaid and wounded her husband, so that he
died in the following July. The jury
acquitted most of the accused; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 8, m. 20. It was further
presented that Henry son of Sir Thomas
Booth, with others, had shot at John
Radcliffe of Ordsall and killed him; and
had inflicted a mortal wound on Nicholas
Johnson. In this case also there was an
acquittal; ibid. R. 9, m. 31b. At a
later assize, however, Henry and Nicholas
Booth were outlawed; ibid. R. 11, m.
Whalley Couch. i, 54; Richard de
Hulton would appoint the chaplain, who
was, however, to be approved by the
monks of Stanlaw. No injury was to be
done to the rights or dues of the parish
church. It was further provided that no
religious man should celebrate in the
chapel; but secular priests, staying for a
short time as guests in the lord's house,
might celebrate during their visit.
||Sentence of consecration was passed
26 July 1776; Church P. at Chester.
James Pedley, M.A., of St Edmund Hall,
Oxford, was incumbent for forty-nine
years, dying in 1825. For over forty
years he was also an assistant master of
Manchester Grammar School. 'No man
could exceed him in attachment to the
constitution as established in church and
state'; Gent's Mag. July 1825. For
district see Lond. Gaz. 8 Aug. 1865.
||The district was formed in 1846;
Lond. Gaz. 17 Jan.
||For district ibid. 10 Mar. 1860.
||Ibid. 25 Mar. 1866.
||Ibid. 6 Feb. 1866.
||Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. v, 224–9.