Edward Wilson, esq., of Dallam Tower to all constables, etc. Whereas
the several persons hereafter named, every of them being of the age
of sixteen years and upwards and subjects of this realm, were the
19th day of this instant October, present at an assembly, conventicle
or meeting under colour and pretence of exercise of religion in other
manner than according to the Liturgy and Practice of the Church of
England, in the dwelling house of Richard Atkinson of Farleton,
yeoman, contrary to an Act of Parliament, etc. being by me, the said
Edward Wilson, of the said several offences duly convicted and for
their several offences fined . . . . . These are therefore in his
Majesty's name to will and command you, and every of you, to
demand the said several fines . . . . and in case they, or any of
them, neglect or refuse to pay the same that then on such you forthwith levy the same by distress and sale of their goods and chattels
respectively. It would appear that the preacher was a stranger and
his name and habitation unknown, and being fled . . . . is fined £20.
Richard Atkinson of Farleton for suffering such conventicle in his
house is fined £20, and a further 10s. for being present it being his
fourth offence. Thomas Moore of Newbiggin, house-carpenter is
fined 5s. for being present and the sum of £2 towards the £20 forfeiture of the said stranger. Henry Skyring of Lupton for being
present is fined 5s. From Richard Atkinson were taken cattle and
corn to the value of £39 14s.; from Thomas Moore oats worth £2 5s. 6d.
Henry Skyring's fine was paid without his knowledge or consent.
Alexander Pearson, Material for an account of K. Lonsdale.
11 October. The house of Richard Atkinson in Farleton is licensed
as a place for religious worship for the people called Quakers. K.
Order Book, 1696–1724.
15 January. In pursuance of an Order made at this Quarter
Sessions Benjamin Browne reported that the way from Farleton
Bridge to Holme was in several places very narrow and thorn and
hazel grows much into the way. Browne MSS., vol. I, n. 220.
11 April. Order for the two high constables to view Farleton
Bridge and contract for its repair. K. Order Book, 1738–50.
27 April. Whereas it appears that a certain river called Farleton
Beck running between a place called Mansergh Stang and the Bottom
of Farleton Ings is now sanded up and runs out of its usual channel
whereby the said water overflows the highways by which means
his Majesty's subjects cannot pass and repass to the great damage of
all adjacent grounds; it is therefore ordered that the several respective
persons and owners of the land adjoining unto the sides of the said
river do forthwith sufficiently cleanse the same and that they do make
the river 13 foot broad and 3 foot deep from Mansergh Stang to a
place called Challen Ditch, and from thence to the Bottom of Farleton
Ings 18 foot broad and 30 inches deep according to former orders, etc.
12 January. Order with plan annexed for diverting the highway
leading from Farleton by Ellers towards and unto the turnpike road
from Heron Syke to K. Kendal. Also for diverting the highway
leading from Overthwaite towards and unto the same turnpike road.
K. Indict. Book, 1817–24.
11 January. Presentment that there is a common and ancient
King's highway leading between the market towns of Burton and
K. Lonsdale and that a certain part of the same in the township of
Farleton lying next adjoining the south end of Farleton Bridge and
extending southwards for 300 feet and in breadth 16 feet, and a
certain other part thereof beginning at the north end and extending
northwards containing in length 100 feet and in breadth 26 feet is
very ruinous and in decay, etc., and that the inhabitants of the
county ought to repair the same. K. Indict. Book, 1817–24.
10 April. Presentment that Farleton Bridge in the king's common
highway leading from Burton to Kirkby Kendal is very narrow and
incommodious so that the liege subjects of our lord the King, etc. and
ought to be amended by the inhabitants of the county. Ibid.
7 April. Filed an order with plan annexed for stopping up and
disposing of a certain footway leading from the village of Farleton
towards the village of Holme, from and out of a certain public highway leading from Farleton to Milnthorpe at or near a certain
bridge over the Lancaster canal near the Duke of Cumberland Inn
through and over several closes of land belonging to Thomas
Cartmel, esq. and known as Field Close, Holmegate, Long close and
the Kiln Cornthwaite, towards and unto the bank of the said canal at
the south west corner of the said field called Kiln Cornthwaite and
terminating therewith, of the length of 638 yards. K. Indict. Book,