The Editors desire to acknowledge the liberal assistance and information
during the compilation of this volume given by the Lord Shuttleworth,
Sir James de Hoghton, Bart., Mr. John Allen, Mr. H. I. Anderton, the
Rev. H. J. G. Beloe, the Ven. Archdeacon Fletcher, M.A., Mr. O.
Folds, J.P., Mr. J. H. Lumby, Mr. W. Mayhew, Mr. H. T. Parke,
J.P., the Rev. T. C. Porteus, B.A., Mr. W. F. Price, the late Rev.
W. G. Procter, B.A., Mr. F. D. Robinson, Mr. R. A. Tatton, Mrs.
Tempest, the late Mr. W. Waddington, Mr. J. Wilson, the Town
Clerk of Burnley, and Mr. Edward McKnight, Librarian of Chorley.
They also wish to express their thanks to Mr. J. P. Rylands,
F.S.A., for revising the heraldry.
For the use of plans and photographs, and for information regarding
the architecture of the county, the Editors are indebted to the Lord
Shuttleworth, Sir James de Hoghton, Bart., Mr. E. le Gendre Starkie,
Messrs. Austin & Paley, Sir George F. Toulmin, M.P., the late Rev.
W. G. Procter, B.A., Mr. J. C. H. Sandbach, the Rev. W. A.
Wickham, Mr. H. V. Wolstenholme, and Mr. C. Woodall.
The Editors wish to record their gratitude for the facilities so
generously given to them for the inspection of private documents.
They regret, however, that access was not accorded them to examine
the very important collection relating to Blackburn Hundred among
the Towneley manuscripts now in the custody of Lady O'Hagan.