||Including Outwood, 1,939; Whitefield, 2,058½ and Unsworth, 1,471½.
The census report of 1901 gives:—Outwood, 1,938 acres, including 80 of inland
water; Whitefield, 1,406, including 9;
the part taken into Radcliffe, 625, including 23; Unsworth (enlarged), 3,067,
||The name is said to have originated
from the innkeeper about 1750; Manch.
Guard. Local N. and Q. no. 448.
||Perhaps Prestall Lee, from Prestall
on the other side of the Irwell in Farnworth and Kearsley.
||Electric tramways connect Whitefield
with Manchester and Bury.
||Harland and Wilkinson, Traditions of
Lond. Gaz. 19 Jan. 1866.
||Local Govt. Bd. Order, 30905; a
slight alteration in Whitefield boundary
was made in 1896; ibid. 33855.
||Subs. R. bdle. 250, no. 9, Lancs.
Pal. Note Bk. ii, 5 5, quoting E. I.
Spence's Summer Excursions, i, 123.
||A description of the remaining part of
Stand Old Hall by E. W. Cox, with
several views, is given in Col. J. Pilkington's Pilkington Family.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 55. In addition to
the knight's service the lord of Pilkington
had to find 'one judge for the king, of
ancient tenure.' The manor had therefore probably been held by the same family
all through the 12th century.
In 1282 the vill of Pilkington was
held of Robert Grelley by the fourth part
of a fee, and was worth £10 a year clear;
ibid. 250. In 1322 the lord of Pilkington was one of those who owed suit to
the three-weeks court at Manchester, of
ancient custom, being called a judge of
the court; Mamecestre (Chet. Soc), ii, 375.
An oxgang in 'Pilkington' was in
1311 stated to be held by a rent of 12d. of
the manor of Rochdale; De Lacy Inq.
(Chet. Soc), 20. Nothing further is
known of it, and the name given is probably an error of transcription.
||As late as 1733 the jury of Manchester court leet amerced the constable
of Pilkington (among others) for not
appearing, though owing suit and service to the court; Manch, Ct. Leet Rec.
||Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 151.
In 1202 Alexander de Pilkington,
William his brother, and Alice his sister
were concerned in a settlement of lands
in Rivington and Worsthorne; Final Conc.
i, 18, 22.
The Pilkington crest, a mower with
his scythe, with the motto, 'Now thus, now
thus,' similar to that of the Trafford
family, has a legend of unknown origin
related by Fuller, who had it from William
Ryley, Norroy, to the effect that the
ancestor of the family, being sought for
at the time of the Norman invasion,
disguised himself as a mower and so
escaped. The crest is found on a seal of
Accounts of the family have been
printed by John Harland, 1875, and by
Lieut.-Colonel John Pilkington, F.S.A., in
Trans. Hist. Soc. 1891, and separately,
1894; this, with corrections and additions
supplied by the author, has been utilized in
this place. See also Final Conc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), ii, 35–8. A number of illustrative documents are printed
in Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), ii,
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 55. He
also held Rivington; ibid. 67.
||Alexander de Pilkington attested a
number of early charters; e.g. Lancs.
Pipe R. 329–30; Final Conc, i, 216. He
served on a jury in 1225–6; ibid, i, 145.
The latest occurrence of his name seems
to be as witness to a charter in 1231;
Lord Ellesmere's D. no. 215.
||Roger de Pilkington, Geoffrey son of
Luke, and others were summoned by
Henry de Bolton; Curia Regis R. 78,
m. 4 d. Roger attested an early 13thcentury charter to Stanlaw; Whalley
Coucber (Chet. Soc), i, 49.
Inq. and Extents, i, 154. In 1246 he
was concerned in suits about Sholver;
Assize R. 404, m. 2, 7, 9.
||See the account of Cheetham, and
E. Axon, Chetham Gen. (Chet. Soc. New
||Alexander was probably the son of
Roger. In 1277 it was found that Adam
de Prestwich, Richard son of David de
Hulton, Thomas de Heaton, Roger de
Prestwich, and others had thrown down
a ditch in Pilkington and Prestwich,
whereby the tenants of Alexander de
Pilkington had been damaged, through the
depasturing of their corn, &c. Alexander
said his father and ancestors had always
been wont to raise that ditch for the protection of their corn and meadow. In
the end Adam de Prestwich and the others
were ordered to pay for the repair of that
part of the ditch which lay in Pilkington;
Assize R. 1235, m. 11 d. For a charter
attested by him see Final Conc. i, 218;
there are others among the Ellesmere
Deeds, e.g. no. 135 (1267), 216 (1271),
and 137 (1276).
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 248. He is
also mentioned in 1284; Cal. Close,
1279–88, p. 251.
Alice, widow of Alexander de Pilkington, is named in 1302; Assize R. 418,
m. 2, 12.
||Alexander de Pilkington and Roger
his son were witnesses to Lever charters
about 1270; Add. MS. 32103, no. 16,
20. Richard, another son of Alexander,
received the manor of Rivington.
||Chart. R. 84 (19 Edw. I), m. 10,
no. 41; a grant to Roger de Pilkington of
free warren in his demesne lands of Pilkington, Whitefield, Unsworth, Cheetham,
Crompton, Sholver, and Wolstenholme.
In the following year he was called upon
to justify his claim of free warren, and
produced the charter; Plac. de Quo War.
(Rec. Com.), 369.
Cal. Pat. 1281–90, p. 352. He
had the king's protection in 1296 on
going beyond the seas in the retinue of
William de Louth, Bishop of Ely; ibid.
1292–1301, p. 177.
In 1302 he contributed 10s. to the aid,
as holding the fourth part of a knight's fee
in Pilkington; Lancs. Inq. and Extents,
i, 313. In 1322 it was found that he owed
homage, fealty, and suit of court for the
fourth part of a fee in Pilkington, and paid
sake-fee 4s. 8d., castle ward 2s. 8d., and
puture; Mamecestre, ii, 289.
His seal, showing the cross patonce, is
attached to a Crompton deed of 1307;
Clowes D. no. 96.
Parl. Writs (Rec. Com.), i, 1292; in
1313 he had a pardon for his part in the
rising which led to the death of Piers
Gaveston, and another in 1318. See also
Rot. Scotiae, and Pink and Beaven, Parl.
Repre. of Lancs. 18.
In 1298, at Bolton, Henry son of Alexander de Pilkington (otherwise del Wood)
came with a sword made of iron and steel,
worth 2s., and wounded Adam de Pilkington in the neck 4 in. from the right ear,
with a wound 3 in. deep, 3 in. long, and
2 in. wide, of which the said Adam languished for seven days, and died at dawn
on the eighth day at Pilkington in the
house of his brother Roger; Assize R.
417, m. 2; 422, m. 1 d.; see further Cal.
Pat. 1292–1301, p. 550.
Parl. Writs, loc. cit.; he was committed prisoner to Tickhill Castle, and
afterwards released on agreeing to pay a
fine of £200. His widow Margaret married Adam de Swillington; Cal. Pat.
1327–30, p. 21.
Final Conc, ii, 9; he made further
settlements in 1319 and 1320, when his
wife's name is given as Margery; ibid, ii,
A Roger de Pilkington in 1295 espoused
Alice daughter of Sir Ralph de Otteby, and
received with her the manor of Otteby in
Lincolnshire; Roger joined in the insurrection of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and
the manor was taken into the king's
hands; but in 1324 Alexander, the son
and heir of Roger and Alice, both then
dead, petitioned for its restoration, and
appears to have succeeded. An Alexander
de Pilkington of Lincolnshire occurs a little
later. See Inq. a.q.d. 17 Edw. II, no. 97;
Anct. Pet. P.R.O. 133/6639; Pat. 18
Edw. II (6 Sept. 1324). As there can
scarcely have been two Rogers taking part
with the Earl of Lancaster and dying
before 1324, it follows that Roger must
have been married three times, the heir
to Pilkington being a son by the first
His widow, Margery, as stated, almost
immediately after his death married Sir
Adam de Swillington, who had also taken
part with Earl Thomas. On 13 Nov.
1322 she had livery of the lands settled
upon her in 1319; Cal. Close, 1318–23,
pp. 610, 648; and in 1327 Adam de Swillington was acquitted of the fine of £200
incurred by Roger; ibid. 1327–30,
Richard and William, sons of Roger de
Pilkington, are mentioned in 1333; Cal.
Pat. 1330–4, p. 498. William de Pilkington was in 1344 presented to the
rectory of Swillington by Margery, relict
of Sir Adam de Swillington; Col. J. Pilkington, quoting Torre MSS.
||About 1324 Roger de Pilkington
appears as holding seven parts of the manor
of Rivington; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, ii,
In 1324 it was stated that a Roger
de Pilkington had had to pay £100 to
Robert de Holland after the death of
Adam Banastre; Coram Rege R. 254,
Roger de Pilkington in 1325 was summoned to serve in Guienne, such service
having been a condition of his pardon;
Parl. Writs, i, 1292. He must therefore
have taken part with his father in the
rebellion. In 1341 he was one of the
jury to inquire into the assessment of the
ninths; Inq. Non. (Rec. Com.), 39. In
1343 Roger de Pilkington—perhaps the
son—was charged by the jurors of West
Derby with having 'brought a great crowd
to the terror of the people'; Assize R.
430, m. 29.
In the aid 1346–55 Roger held the
fourth part of a knight's fee in Pilkington; Feud. Aids, iii, 89.
||See the account of Bury.
||Alice, widow of Roger de Pilkington,
occurs in 1350; Assize R. 1444, m. 4.
There were various suits in later years in
which she and Roger son of Roger de
Pilkington were concerned; e.g. Duchy
of Lanc. Assize R. I, m. 7; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xxxii, App. 342.
The Bishop of Lichfield in 1360 granted
Alice, lady of Pilkington, licence for an
oratory there for two years; Lich. Epis.
Reg. v, fol. 3.
In 1375 Henry de Pilkington, administrator of the goods of Alice de Pilkington
deceased, called upon Roger son of Roger
de Pilkington for account; it appears that
he had brothers Richard and Robert, and
that all were brothers of Sir Roger; De
Banco R. 456, m. 598; 458, m. 80 d.;
460, m. 323 d.
||The grant of protection given him on
this occasion was shown in court in Sept.
1359; Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 7, m. 4;
see Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxii, App. 334.
||Pink and Beaven, op. cit. 34–40.
He is called 'chivaler' in the return of
Jan. 1364–5, p. 35.
When over sixty years of age, in 1386,
he appeared at the Scrope-Grosvenor trial;
Nicolas, Scrope R. 289.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i, 86.
The manor of Bury had been given to hit
son, Sir John, before his death.
Isabel daughter of Roger de Pilkington
married (1) Thomas son of Sir Thomas
de Lathom, and (2) Sir John de Dalton;
ibid. 10, 20.
||As he was married, apparently of his
own will, in 1383, he would probably not be
far from twenty years of age. He was over
twenty years of age, and a knight, on appearing at the Scrope-Grosvenor trial in
1386; Scrope R. 290.
||He paid a fine of 20 marks for himself and his wife for the pardon of the
Duke of Lancaster; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Chet. Soc), i, 86; Dep. Keeper's Rep.
xl, App. 522; also ibid. xxxii, App.
Cal. Pat. 1399–1401, p. 353. In
1402 he went to Germany in the retinue
of the Lady Blanche; Rymer, Foed. (Syllabus, ii, 544); see also Rolls 'of Parl.
Cal. Rot. Pat. (Rec. Com.), 262.
||Sir H. Nicolas, Agincourt, 360; he
had with him three esquires, ten lances,
and forty-five archers.
||Norman rolls in Dep. Keeper's Rep,
xli, App. 711, 715, 788; ibid, xlii, App.
||Lancs. Rec. Inq. p.m. no. 25, 26; the
jury did not know by what service the
manor of Pilkington was held of the lord
of Manchester, but gave its clear annual
value as £60. He died 16 Feb. 1420–1.
His widow Margaret died in Nov.
1436; her next heir was her granddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William
Bradshagh and wife of Sir Richard Harrington; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), ii,
||He is perhaps the John de Pilkington who had Cheshire archers in his
retinue; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xlii, App.
392. He occurs in 1427 as in debt to
his tailor; Cal. Pat. 1422–9, p. 430.
He held the manor of Pilkington in
1431; Feud. Aids, iii, 96.
Immediately after his father's death
Sir John granted his mother the pasture
called Outwood and Ringleys, the tenement of William Walwork in Pilkington,
and various rents and lands as dower;
Raines MSS. (Chet. Lib.), xxxviii, 3. In
1432 he granted to feoffees manors and
lands in Bury, Pilkington, and Cheetham;
ibid. 7. Three years later he married, at
the door of Manchester church, Elizabeth
daughter of Sir Edmund Trafford, and
made a settlement in her favour; ibid.
7, 9. In 1438 he again made a settlement of his manors and lands in Lancashire, and his brother Edmund confirmed
it; ibid, 11, 15. Sir John made his will
in Oct. 1446, in which he mentions
Elizabeth his wife, and desires a fit priest
to be procured to celebrate for him, and
two years later he confirmed the arrangements made; ibid. 15, 17.
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xli, App. 727,
760; Rot. Norm. (Rec. Com.), 234.
Cal. Pat. 1422–9, p. 51.
||The inquisition relating to the Lancashire estate is not known to exist; but
that relating to Bricklesworth in Northamptonshire is printed in Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Chet. Soc), ii, 184. It had been settled
on him by his mother in 1430, with remainders to Edmund and Robert Pilkington, and to her granddaughter Elizabeth
Bradshagh; ibid. 180. Sir John died
23 Feb. 1450–1; his heir was Thomas
son of Edmund Pilkington, then of full
age. Two later writs of Diem clausit
extremum were issued in 1456 and 1459;
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvii, App. 175, 177.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. ii, 176. By a fine of
1430 Stagenhoe was settled on Edmund
Pilkington and his heirs male, with reversion to Elizabeth daughter of Sir William
Bradshagh ; ii, 181.
||A difficulty is created by the statement in a plea in the Rolls of Parl. (vi,
34, 35) that Thomas was the son of
Edmund son of Katherine, sister of John
Ashton (of Ashton-under-Lyne). The
solution may be that Edmund was son-inlaw of Katherine, i.e. that she was his
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvii, App. 179.
||From 1467 to 1473 and from 1480
to 1484 ; P.R.O. List, 72. In his first
term he was 'esquire,' and in the second
||Metcalfe, Knights, 4, by the Prince in
1475, and p. 5, by the Duke of Gloucester, 1481.
||Pilkington, Pilkington Family, 26,
quoting Harl. MS. 542, fol. 31.
Rolls of Parl. vi, 276.
||Harland, Pilkington, 2 (quoting Blomfield's Norf. i, 33, x, 42), erroneously states
that he was killed at the battle of Stoke.
He was pardoned in 1508; Towneley MS.
GG, no. 2041.
Cal. Inq. Hen. VII, 1, 220; Sir
Thomas Pilkington, attainted in 1485,
had in 1467 granted his manor of Clipston to his son Roger, who had been in
possession from that time until 1487. In
1502 it was alleged that the grant to
Roger was made without the knowledge
of Sir Thomas; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R.
95, m. 5.
||Harland, ut sup.
||Pat. 4 Hen. VII, 23 Feb.; the grant
included the manors of Pilkington, Bury,
Cheetham, and Cheetwood, and lands, &c.
in these places and in Tottington, Unsworth, Salford, Shuttleworth, Shufflebottom, Middleton, and Hundersfield.
||The manor of Pilkington was in 1652
part of the life estate of Charlotte Countess
of Derby; the old rents in 1640 were
£116, and the turbary was worth £4;
Royalist Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc. Lancs,
and Ches.), ii, 184, 185. Various lands in
the neighbourhood seem to have been
treated as appurtenances of the manor,
e.g. a messuage in Salford and messuages
in Cheetham; ibid, ii, 240, 241; also Com.
Pleas Recov. Rolls, Trin. 1653, m. 21;
Mich. 1653, m. 39.
The manor has been included in the
Derby settlements; e.g. Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 199, m. 55 (1677); ibid.
Aug. Assizes, 1797 (recovery).
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.),
i, 143. 155.
Royalist Comp. Papers, iii, 174; he
stated that 'he was threatened from his
dwelling house into service as a common
trooper' under the earl. He was the son
of Richard and Jane Heape. Thomas and
John Heape contributed to the subsidy in
||A family of the local name was formerly settled there; Booker quotes a deed
by which Richard de Rodes, clerk, in 1280
granted all the fruits in his land at the
Rhodes to Richard de Budellisholme and
Agnes his wife; Prestwich, 214.
The legend as to the fraud by which
Sir John Pilkington acquired the estate is
given in Baines, Lancs, (ed. 1870), i, 448.
Sir John is said to have caused some of
his own cattle to be locked up in a shelter
on the Rhodes property, and having 'found'
them there, charged the owner with stealing them, and thus compelled him to sell
||'From the old local family it passed
in marriage with an heiress into the family
of Parr, from whom it was conveyed by
two sisters and co-heiresses—one portion
to William son of William Holland of
Clifton in right of his wife Jane Parr, and
the remainder to — Foxe of Lathom, who
had espoused the other sister'; Booker,
loc. cit. no references being given.
In 1541 John Foxe contributed to the
subsidy. His son William died about 1595,
having, besides the Rhodes, an estate in
Toxteth. By his will he gave to his son
his title and interest in ground 'late parcel
of the waste and common in Pilkington
aforesaid, called Whitefield moor'; and
10 metts of barley to be divided equally
among twenty of the poorest people of
Pilkington and the neighbourhood; Piccope, Wills (Chet. Soc), iii, 113–15. The
inventories of his goods at Pilkington and
Toxteth amounted respectively to £295
and £127. For the will of Jane widow
of John Foxe, 1581, see Wills (Chet. Soc.
new ser.), i, 210; also i, 236. There is
a picture of the family life at Rhodes in
Halley, Lancs. Puritanism, i, 193–4.
The name Foxe occurs in the Prestwich
registers down to 1746; Booker, loc.
supra cit. See also Walwortb Corresp.
(Chet. Soc), 8.
The statement quoted above, that
William Holland of Rhodes was son of
William Holland of Clifton, is incorrect;
see W. F. Irvine, Hollands of Mobberley,
37–8. The will of William Holland of
Rhodes, 1613, is printed ibid. 123.
The Hollands of Rhodes occur in the
Prestwich registers down to 1672; Booker,
op. cit. 176–8.
||Robert Barlow contributed to the
subsidy in 1541 and Thomas Barlow in
||Thomas Crompton contributed to the
subsidy in 1541. Of another family was
Joshua Crompton of Old Hall in Stand,
baptized at Bolton in 1650 and buried
there in 1728; he was succeeded by coheiresses, whose representatives in 1847
were George Ormerod, the historian of
Cheshire; Hornby Roughsedge of Foxghyll; George Tomline of Riby; and
Harriet Maltby of Bath; Booker, op. cit.
233–5; also 245.
||This family gave its name to a portion of the Park in Pilkington. Molyneux occurs in the Prestwich registers
from 1630 to 1745; Booker, op. cit.
||For the Seddons of Prestolee, a yeoman family, see the Walwortk Corresp.
where a tabular pedigree is given, extending from 1550 to 1870. The family were
in the main Puritans, and adhered to the
Parliamentary side in the Civil War,
though one or two took part with the
king; op. cit. pp. x-xiv. Peter Seddon
was in 1646 a member of the Manchester
Classis; his son Peter was a captain in
the Parliamentary army; another son,
Robert, a minister, was ejected from
Langley in 1662; Manch. Classis (Chet.
Soc), i, 7 ; iii, 445.
||This family lived at Stand in the
17th century. Peter Sergeant of Pilkington was another member of the Classis;
ibid, i, 7, 16. Extracts from the Prestwich registers relating to them are given
by Booker, pp. 221–3.
||For an account of the family see
J. S. Fletcher, Walworth Corresp. above
quoted, v-ix; Pal. Note Bk. i, 1. Ellis
Walwork or Walworth was curate of
Prestwich in 1563 onwards; Visit. Lists
at Chester. Nathan Walworth founded
the chapel of Ringley in 1624.
||The will of Robert Wroe of Prestwich was proved in 1566; Wills (Chet.
Soc. new ser.), i, 232. James Wroe of
Unsworth was an elder of Prestwich in
1647; Manch. Classis, 16.
||Returns at Preston.
||W. Nicholls, Prestwich, 91, 92. It
was part of the ancient Park of Pilkington.
The Philips family have monuments in
the old Presbyterian chapel at Stand. The
house was built by Robert Philips in
1800; his eldest son Mark, a Liberal,
was one of the first members of Parliament for Manchester, 1832 to 1847; Pink
and Beaven, op. cit. 295–8. Another son,
the late Robert Needham Philips, was
member for Bury from 1857 to 1885;
ibid. 329. 'Through the generosity
of the resident family much of the
most beautiful part of the estate has been
open for years and is still open to the
public every Saturday and Sunday.' For
a pedigree of the family see Burke, Landed
Gentry—Philips of Heath House.
Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), iii, 400,
Robert Massey, mercer, of Warrington,
in 1651 desired to purchase thirty-eight
score of timber trees and poles on the
Earl of Derby's land at Pilkington, some
being much decayed and of no use, 'because coals are gotten within a mile or
two'; Cal. of Com. for Compounding, i, 492.
||Nathan Walworth mentions it in a
letter of 1623, and hopes the building will
go forward in the following spring; Walworth Corresp. 2. The date of erection is
given in Commonwealth Ch. Surv. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), 15.
||The delay in the consecration seems
to have been due to the want of an endowment for the minister. A description of
the consecration is given in a letter of
Peter Seddon's; he saw nothing in the
ceremony but what was 'godly, lawful,
and expedient, without any superstition';
he was aware that 'some calumniators'
objected, but, as he thought, 'because they
like not bishops'; Walwortb Corresp.
Walworth afterwards endowed it with
lands at Benton in Yorkshire; in 1650
the value was £16 a year, but had increased to a nominal £24 by 1718, by
which time other benefactions had been
made, raising the income to about £30;
Gastrell, Notitia (Chet. Soc), ii, 117–19.
The chapel was then used by the inhabitants of Kearsley and Clifton, as well as
Outwood. About 1735 a gift from
Queen Anne's Bounty added another £20
a year to the income; Booker, Prestwich,
84. In 1671 the curate, William Dennis,
was presented for not wearing the surplice
and omitting the holidays, particularly
29 May; he promised obedience; Visit.
Rec. In 1778 the chapel was regularly
served every Lord's Day; the Sacrament
of the Lord's Supper was administered
once a quarter; Booker, loc. cit.
Lond. Gaz. 6 Mar. 1883.
||It was regularly served every Lord's
Day in 1778; the Sacrament of the Lord's
Supper was administered once every quarter; Booker, loc. cit.
||It was endowed with the tithes of
Unsworth and made a rectory in 1848;
Lond. Gaz. 10 Mar.
Notitia Cestr. ii, 119. The endowment consisted of land at Flamborough.
||Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. iii, 226–
33. In spite of the reason given for the
division, the first minister was 'strongly
Unitarian'; the cause declined in consequence.
Manch. Socinian Controversy, 156,
where it is claimed as 'originally orthodox,' though 'part of the endowments
were not of orthodox origin.' For the
endowments of chapel and school see
Endowed Charities Rep. for Prestwich,
1904, pp. 4, 18.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. iv, App. iv,
||The Charities' Report shows that
Henry Siddall, a tailor, of Radcliffe Bridge,
in 1666 left land in Whitefield which his
trustees in 1688 applied to the use of a
school. The building raised was used
both as chapel and school; Notitia Cestr.
||For a full account see Nightingale,
op. cit. iii, 215–26. About 1720 there
were 338 persons in the congregation, of
whom thirty-one had county votes; O.
Heywood, Diaries, iv, 316.
The chapel was wrecked by a 'Church
and King' mob from Manchester in June
1715; Pal. Note Bk. ii, 243.
A school advertisement of 1769 is
printed in Loc. Gleanings Lancs, and
Ches. i, 253.