25 November. Nicholas Fisher to Daniel Fleming, concerning a
meeting of above a hundred Quakers at Underbarrow, on Sunday
last. Hist. MSS. Com., 12th Rep. 31.
7 October. Memorandum that upon the 20th July, 22 Charles II,
John Phillipson of Calfgarth, yeo. came before Robert Phillipson,
esq., at Calfgarth and gave information upon proof of the oaths of
witnesses that Christopher Birkett of Underbarrow and his wife, Henry
Hewert and Mary his wife, John Pepper, Miles Halhead and Thomas
Cowper all of the same, Miles Bateman of Tullithwayte, younger, and
Miles Hubersty of the same, Richard Judson of Crooke, John Thompson, Geo. Thompson, Peter Bateman and Dorothy Bateman all of the
same, Rob. Thompson of Milnebecke, Geo. Dodgson of Strickland
Ketle, Jas. Dodgson and his wife, John Helme, Randle Williamson and
Ellis Kitchin all of the same, Roger Bacchus of Kendall and Jas.
Newby of the same, Thomas Grave of Hugill and his wife, Elizabeth
Grave, widow, and Isabell Salkeld of the same, did each on 4 July last
assemble and unlawfully congregate in the house of the said Christopher Birkett of Underbarrow with other evil doers and disturbers
of the king's peace unknown to the number of forty persons besides
the family of the said Christopher at the assemblage of a conventicle
and gathering under colour and pretext of exercising religion otherwise than allowed by the Liturgy of the English Church and against
the king's peace, his crown and dignity, and against the form of the
Statute in such case made and provided, wherefore the said Christopher Birkett and the other evil doers are convicted, Christopher
Birkett's fine £20, Miles Bateman's fine £20, for taking upon himself
to (concionari) in the meeting and upon each other person five
shillings for their consent, according to the form of the Statute, etc.
(K. Indictment Book, 1669-1692). See also under Loughrigg.
9 October. Petition of Anne Eskrigg of Underbarrow that on
29 August last a sudden and lamentable fire happened in her house
that burnt down and consumed the barn and part of the dwelling
house with all her hay and corn, husbandry gear and part of her
bedding and household stuff, the loss computed at £6 15s., the truth
of all which sufferings appears to this court under the hands of
several substantial persons, the deplorable condition of the said poor
sufferer is hereby recommended to the charitable benevolence of well
disposed Christians within the Churches and Chapels and other places
of Divine worship within the Barony of Kendall, and it is likewise
recommended to the Churchwardens of every parish to go from house
to house with the poor sufferer to receive the alms of all charitable
people if the Churchwardens think fit. K. Indictment Book, 1669–92.
24 April. The following, being suspected persons, have neglected
or refused to make and subscribe the Declaration and take the Oaths:
Geo. Layburne, Marm. Tunsdall, gentlemen, John Layfield, Nich.
Thornbarrow, Tho. Maskew and John Wilkinson, all in the constablewick of Underbarrow and Bradley Field. K. Indictment Book,
The Chapel of Underbarrow was built anew this year. Local
10 October. Gregghall Laine in Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
presented as in decay for want of repair. K. Indict. Book, 1692–1724.
15 January. Information by Will. Steel, present surveyor of
Bradley Field, and Henry Rawlendson the next surveyor that the
inhabitants of the hamlet of Bradley Field have wrought their six day's
work according to the Act, but the way being so much out of repair
that the six days are not sufficient, move for an order for an assessment to be laid in the hamlet for raising £1 10s. for putting the
highway in repair; Order for an assessment. K. Order Book, 1696–1724.
12 January. By virtue of a Statute of the Lady Elizabeth,
Queen of England, in the fifth year of her reign and by virtue of a
Statute (2 Philip and Mary) entitled an Act for the amendment of
highways, Anthony Askew, esq., of K. Kendall presented that all
Underbarrow Scar and 200 yards beyond the same in a common and
ancient highway which leads from the market town of K. Kendall
to the market town of Cartmel in co. Lancaster, is not well and
sufficiently repaired according to the effect of the said Statutes, but
that the same is now in great decay that the King's subjects cannot
pass or travel without great danger, and that the inhabitants of
Underbarrow ought to repair the same as often as occasion requires,
etc. K. Indictment Book, 1738–50.
10 April. Presentment that Bowland Bridge in the King's highway
between the market towns of Ambleside and Milthrop is broken down
and in decay, etc., and that the inhabitants of Underbarrow ought to
repair amend or rebuild it. (K. Indictment Book, 1750–60). On
the 12 January, 1753, it was certified to be in good and sufficient
On 4 May following, upon the petition of the Surveyor of highways
in the township of Underbarrow setting forth that at Easter Sessions
last Bowland Bridge was indicted and that he had laid out a considerable sum in repair thereof and praying to be reimbursed; it is ordered
that an assessment of 1½d. in the pound be levied upon the several
inhabitants owners and occupiers, and in case of refusal or non
payment within 10 days after demand the same to be levied by distress and sale of goods, etc. K. Order Book, 1750–60.
17 January. Presentment that there was and yet is a certain
common and ancient highway leading between the market towns of
Ulverston and K. Kendale, etc., and that a certain part of the same
King's highway beginning at Scarrhead leading over along and
across a fell or common called Kendale Barrows to Bradley Field
Lane and along and through the said lane to Bradley Field Lane
Gate, being one mile in length and 8 feet in breadth, was and yet is
very ruinous, etc., and that the inhabitants of the division of Bradley
Field in the township of Underbarrow ought to repair the same.
(K. Indictment Book, 1750–60). On a certificate that the way was
sufficiently repaired the indictment was discharged on 3 April, 1758.
11 April. Presentment that there was and yet is a certain common
and ancient highway leading between the market towns of K. Kendale
and Cartmel, etc., and that a certain part of the same King's highway
beginning at a place called Punch Bowl in the township of Underbarrow and ending at a place called Gregg Hall containing in length
70 foot and 20 foot in breadth, by reason of the overflowing of the
water there was and yet is very ruinous, etc. and that the inhabitants
of the division of Underbarrow ought to repair the same. K.
Indictment Book, 1750–60.
2 October. Presentment that a certain common and ancient
highway leading from the market town of K. Kendale towards the
village of Brigsteer in the townships of Helsington and Levens and
that a certain part of the same beginning at the south-west corner
of a certain enclosure near Crow Well lately enclosed from Kendal
Fell and extending through the division of Bradley Field to the
township of Helsington and situate within the division of Bradley
field and containing in length 250 yards and 7 yards in breadth, was
and yet is very ruinous, etc., and that the inhabitants and occupiers
of Bradley field ought to repair the same. K. Indictment Book,
1760–70. According to a certificate that the same was then effectually repaired the indictment was discharged on 7 October, 1771.
K. Indictment Book, 1770-80.
The act for inclosing lands in the township of Bradley Field and
Underbarrow was passed in 57 George III, c. 14.
14 July. On the Roll of this Sessions is filed a notice that it is the
intention of John Atkinson of Garth Row in the township of Underbarrow, to open the dwelling house above mentioned as a place of
religious worship for protestant dissenters and requesting that the same
might be duly registered according to the Statute in that case made
and provided. K. Indict. Book, 1817–24.