||On the place-names in Crompton see
Oldham Notes and Gleanings, i, 156.
||2,865, including 12 of inland water,
according to the census of 1901.
||In the Chetham rental of 1524
(Clowes D.) 16d. appears as paid by
Richard Wild 'for getting coals in Lennardine.'
Lond. Gaz. 23 Oct. 1863.
||Subs. R. bdle. 250, no. 9, Lancs.
Dict. Nat. Biog.
Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), i, 63,64. It appears that Gilbert de
Notton's share descended to his son Roger,
and after the latter's death in 1241 to
Gilbert de Barton, son of William son of
the former Gilbert; ibid. 61.
In 1246 Gilbert de Barton, Brun de
Crompton, and Jordan his brother, Simon
de Lee and Hugh his son, and Adam son
of Ellis complained that the Abbot of Roche
and others had disseised them of a certain
mine in Crompton. The jury found that
the defendants had dug in the mine and had
excluded the plaintiffs from their right to
enter it. It was probably a quarry on the
border of Yorkshire, to which county the
defendants belonged; Assize R. 404, m. 1.
Gilbert de Barton probably sold the
manor to Geoffrey de Chetham, which
would explain the descent of one moiety
(Whitfield) in the Traffords of Stretford,
and of the other moiety in the Chaddertons. It is possible, however, that Whitfield was a distinct grant to the Traffords,
made after 1212, and that the Chadderton
and Chetham moieties of High Crompton
and Beal Moor represent Gilbert de Notton's estate. Geoffrey de Chadderton of
Chadderton in 1278 laid claim to a moiety
of the manor of Crompton, and had it
settled on him; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 154. This moiety
again was alienated, and the inheritance of
the Chaddertons of Lees and the Chethams
appears to represent it.
At one time the Pilkingtons, also heirs
of Geoffrey de Chetham, had a share in
the manor—called one-seventh in 1319
(Final Conc. ii, 35)—and the grant of free
warren made to Roger de Pilkington in
1291, included his estate in Crompton;
Chart R. 19 Edw. I, pt. i, m. 41. The
later Pilkington inquisitions do not mention Crompton; the estate was, in part at
least, alienated to the Chaddertons.
This descent is put forward only as a
conjecture. The rents subsequently paid
by the tenants of Crompton show an
increase on that paid by Gilbert de Notton,
unless Whitfield was an independent estate.
The rents payable to the Crown in
1324 in right of the Earl of Lancaster were thus stated: Henry de Trafford for 2 oxgangs in Whitfield, 3s. 4d.;
John de Chetham, I oxgang in Crompton,
3s. 2d.; Roger de Chadderton, the moiety
of Beal Moor, 3s. 2d.; William son of
Peter, a certain assart in Crompton, 2s. (?);
Adam de Tetlow, 1 oxgang in Birshaw,
10d.; Duchy of Lanc. Rentals and Surv.
379, m. 13. About 1565 they were—For
Whitfield farm, 3s. 4d.; Low Crompton
farm, 2s. 1d.; Edmund Chadderton for
High Crompton, 3s. 4d.; James Ashton
for Birshaw, 11d.; Baines, Lancs, (ed.
1868), i, 447. The rent of 3s. payable
by Chetham of Nuthurst is omitted.
||From a suit in 1292 it appears that
Henry son of Henry de Trafford demised
to John de Halliwell a moiety of all his
tenements in Whitfield for sixteen years at
14s. 6d. rent; and the other moiety to
Robert de Halliwell for ten years at the
same rent. Afterwards Henry granted the
whole to Richard his brother for life, which
led to the ejection of John and Robert.
It was ordered that the grant to Richard
should stand good, and that the plaintiffs
should do fealty to him ; Assize R. 408,
m. 39, 93.
In 1324 Henry de Trafford held 2
oxgangs in Whitfield by a service of 3s. 4d.
for all; see last note. This statement is
varied in 1346 by the substitution of 'four
plough-lands' for 'two oxgangs'; a
double rent was payable as relief; Add.
MS. 32103, fol. 146.
Margery, the widow of Sir Ralph Radcliffe, died in 1417 holding four ploughlands in Whitfield as her dower, by assignment of Henry son of Henry Trafford,
who held of the king as Duke of Lancaster in socage by a service of 3s. 4d.;
the clear value was 20s.; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Chet. Soc), i, 127.
In 1556–7 Sir Edmund Trafford granted
to John Chetham, of Nuthurst, all his part
of Beal water in Crompton, with lease to
make a dam, for 12d. rent; John was
making a water-mill; Clowes D. Edmund Trafford, who died at the end of
1563, held messuages, &c in Whitfield in
socage, as of the queen's manor of Salford,
by a rent of 3s. 4d.; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. xi, 11. In the following year John
Chetham purchased four messuages, &c
in Whitfield from Edmund Trafford and
Elizabeth his wife; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of
F. bdle, 26, m. 87. This seems to mark the
end of the Trafford tenure in Crompton.
Edward Milnes of Whitfield was a freeholder in 1600; Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs,
and Ches.), i, 250.
||a Land Tax Returns.
||In 1301 and 1302 there was a dispute
between Richard de Trafford, rector of
Cheadle, and Geoffrey de Chadderton (and
others), respecting lands in Crompton;
Assize R. 1321, m. 9 ; 418, m. 12 d.
Crompton seems to have been given to
younger branches of the Chadderton family,
and other lands were acquired by them. In
1307 Roger de Pilkington granted all his
lands in Crompton to Adam son of Geoffrey
de Chadderton, together with the homage
of Adam son of John de Birshaw and his
service of 2s. a year, reserving the homage
of John de Furness and a piece of land
bounded partly by the Wrobrooks and the
Wallsyke. This grant was by way of exchange for lands in Cheetham held by Adam,
who is called also Adam de Crompton.
The mill is mentioned; Clowes D. no.
96, 97. Alice, the widow of Alexander de
Pilkington, confirmed the grant made by
her son Roger, of lands in Crompton by
the Beal; ibid. Cecily widow of Adam
de Chadderton, in 1324 released her lands
on the west side of the Beal, and Richard
de Oldham granted them to John her son ;
ibid. The moiety of Beal Moor was then
held by Roger de Chadderton at 3s. 2d.
rent; see preceding note.
The receiver for the forfeited Holland
estates about the same time rendered account of 26s. 8d. as the issues of two-thirds
of a messuage and plough-land, the lands of
Roger, son and heir of John de Chadderton,
who was in ward ; L.T.R. Enr. Accts.
Misc. no. 14, m. 76 d.
In 1346 John de Chetham held 1 oxgang and Agnes, Joan, Alice, and Cecily,
the daughters and heirs of Roger de Chadderton, held the twentieth part of a knight's
fee in Crompton and Beal Moor, paying
together a rent of 6s. 8d.; Add. MS.
32103, fol. 146.
The descent is again uncertain, but the
two families do not appear to have remained on friendly terms. One Thomas
de Chadderton granted lands in High
Crompton to his son Alexander, with remainder to a younger son Thomas. The
elder son died without issue, and the
younger had to fly for felony, being concerned in the death of Thomas de Chetham;
he died in July 1393, and his son and heir
Thomas was then about sixteen years of
age. The lands were held of the Duke of
Lancaster by knight's service and a rent of
3s. 2d.; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i,
54. The custody of the lands escheated
was granted by the duke to John de Radcliffe of Foxdenton in 1392, and then to
Richard de Chadderton, in whose hands
they remained till 1414, at a total rent of
30s.; ibid. See also Dep. Keeper's Rep.
xl, App. 527, 532.
Probably the lands were restored to the
heir; for Oliver, son of Thomas de Chadderton, was in possession in 1428; Clowes
D. no. 105. In 1445 John Chetham and
Roger son of Oliver Chadderton were
holding the twentieth part of a knight's
fee in Crompton and Beal Moor, paying 5s.
rent; John was charged with 2s. 6d., but
pleaded that he was in ward, and Roger,
charged with the other half, said that he
held as feoffee; Duchy of Lanc. Knights'
Fees, 2/20. The feoffees of Thomas son
of Roger Chadderton were in possession in
1463; Clowes D.
George Chadderton of Lees in Oldham
had in 1515 four messuages, &c., in Crompton, held of the king (as duke) by the
thirty-second part of a knight's fee and a
rent of 3s. 2d. yearly, which he settled on
his wife Katherine. On her death in 1543
the tenement went to their grandson
Thomas, then of full age; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. vii, 31. A similar return was
made after the death of this Thomas Chadderton in 1572 ; ibid, xiii, no. 7. George
the son and heir died in 1606, and the
tenement in Crompton was then found to
be held by the twentieth part of a knight's
fee and 3s. 8d. rent; the clear annual
value was £5; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 64. The estate was
sold by Thomas Chadderton to John
Plumpton of Warrington ; Exch. Dep.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), 59. In the
time of Charles I a decree between Chadderton and Walker had been made touching lands in Crompton, Whitfield, and Oldham; Lancs, and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), ii, 248.
||From the last note it will be seen that
the Chethams at first held jointly with the
Chaddertons. The increase of rent may
have been due to the grant of Beal Moor.
In 1334 John de Chetham held half of
Beal Moor and an oxgang in Crompton,
which had belonged to William de Weston;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, ii, 104–5. John
de Chetham in 1342 granted to his son
Adam, with remainders to other sons, all
his lands on the east side of the Beal,
together with the fourth part of the mill of
Crompton, &c at the same time granting
to his son Robert, with like remainders,
all his lands on the west side of Beal, the
fourth part of the mill, lands in Royton and
Ashworth, and a burgage in Manchester;
regrants followed ; Clowes D. no. 98–101.
As already stated John de Chetham was
tenant when the extent of 1346 was made.
Later Chetham deeds mention the lands
in Crompton in feoffments for different
purposes. Thomas de Chetham, who died
(or was killed) in September 1383, held a
messuage in High Crompton of the Duke
of Lancaster by knight's service and a rent
of 3 s.; its clear value was 23s.; Towneley MS. DD, no. 1463. In 1428 an exchange of lands in High Crompton was made
between John Chetham and Oliver Chadderton; the bounds mention Crosshillgate,
Bolastree rand, the 'great within ' growing
in John's garden, Hallhillgate, Bealmoorhev, Kenyon croft, lands of Sir Edmund
Trafford, Robert Langley, Thomas Wild,
and Robert Taylor, the two Gosnorhills,
Hathershaw Moor, Crawlache, Smallbrook, Ringyard; also in Mosshey; Clowes
D. no. 105–7. Lands including Gosard
hills, Small brook meadow, and the Mill
croft, were in 1472 leased to Thomas
Chetham by Katherine the widow, and
Thomas, the son and heir of Roger Chadderton; ibid.no. 127. In the same collection are rentals of the Chetham estates,
including Crompton, beginning in 1520.
The tenure by knight's service and a rent
of 3s. is again recorded in the inquisitions
made after the death of Thomas Chetham
and John Chetham, in 1504 and 1515;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, 62 ; iv, no. 6.
In 1614 the estate consisted of twelve
messuages, half a water-mill, 120 acres of
land, &c held by the fourth part of a
knight's fee and the ancient rent of 3s.;
Lanes. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), ii, 16–18.
The will of Ralph Chetham of Crompton, dated 1537, is printed in Cbet. Gen.
(Chet. Soc.), 16.
||In 1324 Adam de Tetlow held an oxgang in Birshaw which Richard de Birshaw had formerly held; the service was
10d. a year; Lancs. Inq. and Extents,
ii, 104–5. In 1346 Robert de Tetlow held Birshaw in socage at a rent of
10d.; Add. MS. 32103, fol. 146.
From the Tetlows it descended to the
Langleys. Roger de Langley, who died in
1393, held by inheritance a parcel of land
'in Oldham' called Birshaw, the rent
being 10d. as before; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Chet. Soc), i, 51. In 1445 Margaret
wife of Roger Langley held it at 10d. rent;
Duchy of Lanc. Knights' fees, bdle. 2,
In the inquisition after the death of
Thomas Langley six messuages and tenements in Crompton and Oldham were
stated to be held of the king (as duke) in
socage, by the rent of 1d. for all services;
Agecroft D. 80. The 16th-century inquisitions join together messuages &c
in Crompton, Oldham, Middleton, and
Broughton—or Crompton and Oldham
alone—as held in socage by a rent of
2s. 11d.; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. vi, 7;
On the division of Sir Robert Langley's
estates, the Crompton and Oldham lands
fell to his daughter Dorothy, wife of
James Ashton, of Chadderton; Pal. of
Lane. Feet of F. bdle. 24, m. 3; Duchy
of Lanc Inq. p.m. xvi, 22; Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i,
225. Sir Watts Horton had a small estate
in Crompton in 1787.
A dispute about Towe carr and Birshaw
meadow in Crompton occurred in 1564;
Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), ii, 284.
||a The surname long continued in the
township. Thus in 1426 the escheator
was ordered to give Hugh, next of kin and
heir of Henry Scholefield—i.e. son of
John brother of Henry—livery of four
messuages, 80 acres of land, &c in Crompton, and two messuages, &c., in Oldham,
which had been taken into the king's
hands in consequence of the felony of
Thomas de Chadderton, who had formerly
owned them; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxiii,
App. 27; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc),
||The Prior of the Hospitallers in 1243
called upon Gilbert de Barton to warrant to
him 80 acres of land in Crompton, and
the same in Barton, held by charter;
Curia Regis R. 130, m. 25 d. Crompton
is named among the places in which the
order had lands in 1292; Plac. de Quo
War. (Rec. Com.), 375. Forty years later
the prior claimed due service from John
de Trafford for a messuage and 20 acres
in Crompton; De Banco R. 292, m.
The Hospitallers' land, which was at
Whitfield, was in 1639 tenanted by James
Buckley, as may be seen in the inquisition
quoted later; see also Lancs, and Ches.
Antiq. Soc. viii, 156, 157.
||Charles, Abbot of Stanlaw, granted
to Adam de Windhill in Blackburnshire
the land in Crompton called Gartside,
lying on the west of Aspiwallesyke, near
tile Hospitallers' land, which they had
had from Gilbert de Barton at a rent of
12d. Adam seems to have sold his right
to Geoffrey de Chetham, who regranted
it to him. Then Adam released his right
to the Abbot of Stanlaw for 14 marks of
silver, and Clarice his widow afterwards
released her claim; Whalley Coucber
(Chet. Soc), i, 163–5.
This land was probably among the
other Whalley lands granted to Holt of
Gristlehurst; in 1580 Thomas Holt and
Constance his wife sold a messuage in
Crompton to Francis Entwisle, Alice his
wife, and John his son; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 42, m. 43.
||Gilbert de Notton granted part of
his land in Crompton to the canons of
Cockersand, the bounds being the Bathe
(or Bache) brook, the Beal, Hullilache, and
the Black lache. Roger de Notton (his
son and successor) granted a land in
Gholmerscliff called Hesseneslac, to wit,
from Lovenath-denebrook to Henecesclough; together with the Cliff on which
stood the buildings of Geoffrey de Manchester; Cockersand Chartul. (Chet. Soc.),
ii, 726–9. It appears from the margin
that Geoffrey son of Luke de Manchester
held both pieces of land in 1268, by inheritance, rendering for the former 2s. a
year and ½ mark at death, and for the
In 1246 Simon son of Thomas de
Chaydock did not prosecute a claim for
warranty made against Geoffrey son of
Luke de Crompton ; Assize R. 404, m.
13 d. It appears that John son of Thomas
de Chaydock had a grant from William
son of Adam de Crompton of half his
lands in the township ; Clowes D. no.
In 1259 Geoffrey son of Luke de Manchester leased for ten years to Sir Geoffrey
de Chetham all the land he held of the
Abbot of Cockersand in Crompton at a
rent of 2s. 6d.; ibid. no. 95.
Part of this land afterwards came to the
Chethams. Thomas de Chetham in 1383
held lands called Crompton Park of the
abbot in socage by the rent of ¾d.; worth
21s. clear; Towneley MS. DD, no. 1463.
Crompton Park is mentioned in 1461;
Clowes D. no. 123. It was leased in 1475
to Edmund Brereley for the life of James
Chetham; ibid. no. 128; but is not
named in the later inquisitions of the
||It is not separately mentioned in the
In 1551 the tenants of Crompton had
a dispute with Sir John Byron regarding
common of pasture; Ducatus Lanc. (Rec.
Com.), i, 250. Sir John Byron in 1561
purchased lands in Castleton and Crompton from Robert and James Stott; Pal.
of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 23, m. 6.
||The Buckleys occur from the beginning of the 15th century, when James
Chetham married Eleanor daughter of
Ellis Buckley; Clowes D. no. 102.
An estate in 1346 held by William the
Parson (alias Pereston) by a rent of 12d.
and 13d. for castle ward, was a century
later held by James Buckley, by the same
services; Add. MS. 32103, fol. 146;
Duchy of Lanc. Knights' Fees, bdle. 2,
In 1463 the feoffees of Thomas Chadderton granted lands in Crompton to
Bernard Buckley; Clowes D. The wife of
Robert Buckley of Whitfield contributed
to the subsidy of 1526 for 'goods'; Shaw,
Oldham, 16. Lawrence Buckley in 1564
purchased from Edmund Trafford and
Elizabeth his wife two messuages, two
dovecotes, &c in Crompton and Butterworth; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 26,
m. 43. John Chetham in 1565–6 sold
land in Whitfield to William Buckley;
Clowes D. In 1590 a settlement was
made of three messuages, &c., in Crompton and other places, by James Buckley
and Elizabeth his wife ; Pal. of Lanc Feet
of F. bdle. 52, m. 83.
James Buckley died in 1608, holding
nine messuages and lands in Whitfield of
the king as of the dissolved priory of St.
John of Jerusalem in socage by 3d. rent;
his son and heir George was over thirty
years of age ; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 145. James Buckley,
who died in 1627, had the same or a similar holding in Whitfield and land in Butterworth held by a ginger root; James,
his son and heir, was five years of age;
Duchy of Lane. Inq. p.m. xxvii, 51.
Another James Buckley died in September 1638 holding a messuage and
lands in Whitfield as above, and a cottage, &c also of the king, by the 200th
part of a knight's fee. James, the son and
heir, was seventeen years of age. A settlement made in 1637 is recited in the inquisition; ibid, xxviii, 72. James Buckley
was in ward to the king in 1641; Shaw,
Oldham, 92. James Buckley of Whitfield
occurs in 1673 and 1681, and was buried
at Oldham, 24 January 1699–1700; John
Buckley is named in 1708; ibid. In
1713 the estate was sold by James Buckley
to John Lever of Alkrington and was afterwards (in 1849) in severalties; Raines, in
Notitia Cestr. ii, 115. In the Clegg
Pedigree (1840) the succession is given as
—Lawrence Buckley, s. James, s. George,
s. James, s. James, s. James, who died in
1726, leaving his sisters as heirs.
||From some of the preceding notes it will
be seen that a family or families using the
local surname had existed in the 13th
century. Among the Agecroft deeds
(334) is a grant of homages and services
from Adam son of Hugh de Goledene and
Eve his wife to Adam son of Jordan de
Crompton, but the place is not mentioned.
Disputes as to bounds and right of way
between Thomas Chetham and William
Crompton were in 1481 and 1482 settled
by arbitration, bounds being 'preket be
iiij men'; Clowes D. no. 131, 132.
From 1451 to 1537 one John Crompton
after another was a free tenant of the
Abbot of Cockersand, paying 12d. rent;
Chartul. iii, 1238–41.
Robert Crompton of Crompton Hall
contributed to the subsidy of 1523 for
his lands; Shaw, Oldham, 15.
William Crompton died in 1587, holding a capital messuage called Whetstone
Hill in Oldham of Edmund Prestwich of
Hulme, and messuages in Crompton of
James Browne of Westhoughton (the purchaser of the Cockersand lands), by a rent
of 12d. Thomas, his son and heir, was
thirteen years of age; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. xiv, 25. About the same time
died Edmund Crompton, whose will is
printed in Shaw, op. cit. 32.
Thomas Crompton's name is on the
list of freeholders, 1600; Misc. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 247. He died
in 1607, leaving three young daughters
as heirs; the lands in Crompton were
stated to be held of the king (as duke) by
the twentieth part of a knight's fee; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i,
92. His will is printed in Shaw, op.
cit. 45; it mentions brothers Abel and
Some deeds relating to the Cromptons
of Crompton and Oldham are contained
in the Hyde of Denton charters, Harl.
MS. 2112, fol. 153, &c.; for Robert Hyde
in 1630 married Alice, one of the daughters and co-heirs of Thomas Crompton,
Deborah, another daughter, married Samuel Hamer.
Crompton Hall, perhaps at first so
called from its tenants under the Abbey
of Cockersand, was in 1672 owned by
William Richardson, and in 1696 and
later by Hugh Yannes; Shaw, op. cit
176, 218, 264.
Hugh Yannes of Crompton Hall died
in 1746 or 1747, having made a settlement in 1732. His heirs were his daughter Alice wife of the Rev. Samuel Townson and the children of his other daughter
Esther, who had married John Buckley;
note of his will by Mr. W. F. Irvine.
||Edmund Prestwich of Hulme in 1577
held lands in Oldham and Crompton of
the heirs of Robert Chadderton; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xii, no. 4.
||This family has been mentioned
above. Cuthbert Scholefield of Shaw was
a freeholder in 1600; Misc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 249.
||The Wilds seem to have lived at
Low Crompton and Cowlishaw. Robert
Wild contributed to the subsidy of 1523
for lands; Shaw, Oldham, 15. Ottiwell
Wild in 1571 made a settlement of his
messuage, burgage, lands, &c.; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 33, m. 156. His
name, as 'of Cowlishaw,' appears among
the freeholders of 1600 ; Misc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 249. Henry Wild
of Low Crompton, Henry Wild of Doghill, and William Wild, senior, a recusant,
contributed to the subsidy of 1641; Shaw,
op. cit. 88. James Wild in 1672 left a
rent-charge of £5 for the poor; Char. Rep.
1826, xvi, 233.
||The principal proprietors were:—
Chetham, 259 acres; — Chadderton,
225; Sir John Byron, 169; Edmund
Ashton, 161; — Lever, 134; — Crompton, 114; the others, holding from 30 to
50 acres, were: — Wrigley, Prestwich,
Scholefield, Kershaw, Buckley, Wild, and
Tetlow. The total, 1,124 acres (large
measure), corresponds nearly with the
2,865 acres of the township. Details of
Sir John Byron's holding were: —Inland
110 acres; on Shaw and Hathershaw
Moor, 16; Beal Moor, 6; High Moor,
30, with turbary on 6 acres; and 1 acre
stone and coal; Shaw, Oldbam, 63, 66.
Oldham Notes and Gleanings, ii, 53–5 ;
they were: — Shaw Moors (4), High
Moor, Beal Moor, and Hathershaw.
||Land-tax returns at Preston. The
proportion is about the same as the Byron
holding in 1623.
||In 1370 Thomas de Shaw settled
lands in Crompton on his son Alexander,
with remainders to Thomas and Henry,
brothers of Alexander; Raines in Gastrell's
Notitia, ii, 119.
Oldham Notes and Gleanings, i, 125.
||Canon Raines in Gastrell's Notitia,
ut supra. He states: 'The chapelry is
parochial, and a chapel rate is levied
 and collected independent either
ot Prestwich or Oldham.'
Ch. Gds. (Chet. Soc), 43; Lawrence
Hall was the priest there. The chapel
was valued at 13s. 4d. on its confiscation
by the king, and purchased by the inhabitants; Raines, Chantries (Chet. Soc),
||Hugh Burdman, literate, was licensed
to be the reader at Shaw in July 1575;
Pennant's Note-book (Chest. Reg.), fol.
4. John Yareley was there in 1587, and
William Plant in 1636; Mr. Earwaker's
notes. It was 'supplied by a curate'
about 1610; Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv,
App. iv, 11. A Mr. Worthington was
lecturer there in 1622; Misc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 66. Lemuel Allen
was curate in 1625; Shaw, Oldham, 70.
||Out of the impropriate rectory of
Oldham, part of his estate, £40, was in
1646 ordered to be paid for 'increase of
the maintenance of a minister in the
chapel of Shaw'; Plund. Mins. Accts.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 39. This
was afterwards agreed to by Edmund Ashton and James his son and heir; ibid, ii,
In 1650 the Commissioners recommended that it be made a parish church;
Commonw. Ch. Surv. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
In 1649 Robert Symonds had been the
minister, but like his superior, the rector
of Prestwich, he did not pay much respect
to the Manchester Classis, and left in
1650; he was rector of Dalbury from
1652 to 1662, and then, conforming, became rector of Middleton; Manch. Classis
(Chet. Soc), ii, 134, 137; iii, 446;
Raines, in Gastrell, Notitia, ii, 120. James
Walton was minister in 1655–6; Plund.
Mins. Accts. ii, 118. He remained till
1662, when he was ejected ; Manch.
Classis, iii, 449.
The following is mentioned as curate
in Shaw's Oldham:—1674, Benjamin Gilbody, B.A. No curate is named in Stratford's Visitation List, 1691.
||O. Heywood's Diaries, i, 184, 259,
264, 265 ; ii, 90.
||Gastrell, Notitia Cestr. ii, 119.
||Rector Harris in Booker, Prestwich,
||An account of Shaw Chapel, by John
Higson, is printed in Oldbam Notes and
Gleanings, i, 112, 122.
Lond. Gas. 5 May 1835.
||The church papers at Chest. Dioc
Reg. begin at this time.
||Afterwards curate of Oldham. Oxford degrees are taken from Foster,
Admissions to St. John's Coll. ii, 148.
||There was a Richard Mashiter, of
Pembroke College, Oxford; B.A. 1742.
For his son see E. Butterworth, Oldham
[ed. 1856], 60.
||Father of his two successors, and of
Rev. Peter Hordern, librarian of the
||Afterwards vicar of Rostherne (1821)
and Burton Agnes (1855).
||Senior magistrate of Oldham Sessions; had a school at Royton Hall and
then at Failsworth Lodge; vicar of Doddington, Kent, 1841.
||Vicar of Chislet, Kent, 1833.
||Perp. curate of Ringley 1875–7; in
1878 exchanged Shaw for Brockworth,
Glos.; of St. Mark's, Gloucester, 1885.
||Vicar of Preston, 1877.
||Vicar of Brockworth, Glos., 1871–8.
||For district, Lond. Gaz. 14 Jan. 1845.
||For district, Lond. Gaz. 9 July, 1878.
||Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. v, 264–6.