||The Census Rep. 1901 gives 2,092
acres, including 16 of inland water.
||Subs. R. Lancs. bdle. 250, no. 9.
||See the account of the advowson.
In 1203 William son of Edith remitted
to Benedict Gernet one plough-land in
Eccleston, retaining a sixth part, his
mother's land, at a rent of 16d.; Final
Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 12.
This was, perhaps, the plough-land afterwards held in demesne by Roger Gernet.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 43.
Robert the Forester of Eccleston seems
to have held an oxgang of land there,
perhaps as bailiff or serjeant of the
Dacres; Piccope MSS. (Chet. Lib.), iii,
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 188; the
plough-land in demesne was worth 17s. a
||Eccleston was included in a Dacre
settlement in 1311; Final Conc. ii, 7.
Joan widow of William de Dacre
in 1324–5 held 4 oxgangs of land in
Eccleston, the tenants rendering 5s. a year
for each; also a messuage, the moiety of
a water-mill and various lands, the total
value being 88s. 6d. a year; Inq. p.m.
18 Edw. II, no. 41.
In 1338 Randle de Dacre obtained the
royal licence to impark his wood at
Eccleston, if it were not within the
metes of the forest; Cal. Pat. 1338–40,
In 1362 it was recorded that the Dacre
moiety of Eccleston was held of the
lords of Leylandshire by homage and
performing suit at the said wapentake
from three weeks to three weeks; the
capital messuage was decayed, and there
were 60 acres of land in demesne, each
worth 16d. a year, two parts being fit for
sowing each year while the third lay
fallow; Inq. p.m. 36 Edw. III, pt. i,
Sir Hugh de Dacre and William his
son about 1379 gave to Robert de
Pleasington and Agnes his wife the
manor of Eccleston; Close, 3 Ric. II,
m. 14 d.
Sir Thomas Dacre died in 1458, having
made a settlement of his manors of Fishwick and Bradley and certain lands in
Eccleston, which were to descend to his
son Humphrey for life, then to the heirs
male of Sir Thomas, and in default to
Thomas Clifford son of Joan daughter of
Sir Thomas Dacre, then to the heirs of
Randle Dacre and of Humphrey his
brother; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.),
||The brothers Randle and Humphrey
Dacre fought on the Lancastrian side at
Towton in 1461; the former was killed
and the estates and honours of both were
forfeited. See G.E.C. Complete Peerage,
||In 1462 and 1466 a considerable
part of the Dacre estates, including Eccleston, seems to have been allowed to Sir
Richard and Joan, but after Humphrey
Dacre had made peace with the king
he put forward his claims as heir male;
and the decision of 1473 left only Fishwick and Eccleston to the Fiennes family;
Cal. Pat. 1461–7, pp. 140, 534; Parl. R.
vi, 43, 44; G.E.C. loc. cit.
Richard Fenys or Fiennes Lord Dacre
died in 1486 holding the manor of Fishwick and the moiety of the manor of
Eccleston with various lands of the king
as of his duchy of Lancaster by knights'
service. Thomas his kinsman (grandson)
and heir was fourteen years of age (in
1502); Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii,
no. 58. It appears that Joan was living
and Thomas a minor in 1506; Duchy
of Lanc. Misc. Bks. xxi, 41 d.
||Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 101, m. 12;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv, no. 21.
L. and P. Hen. VIII, i, 1965. By
this grant, made in 1511, a third of the
manors of Fishwick and Eccleston, forfeited by Edmund Dudley, was allowed
to Arthur Plantagenet and Elizabeth his
wife, Dudley's widow, the remainder
being given to Dudley's trustees (see ibid.
no. 1212). John Dudley, the son and
heir, was restored in blood soon afterwards;
ibid. no. 2082. For his career see Dict.
Nat. Biog.; also G.E.C. op. cit. vi, 87.
||Sir Thomas Seymour, Richard
Austin and others were in 1530 plaintiffs
in a fine concerning the manors of
Bradley, Eccleston, and Fishwick, &c.,
the deforciants being Sir John Dudley and
Joan his wife; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle, 11, m. 113. Eight years later
Edward Elrington and Grace his wife
purchased the same manors from Thomas
Seymour; ibid. bdle. 11, m. 16.
||Ibid. bdle. 12, m. 15. The sale included the reversion of the lands held by
Mary widow of Sir Thomas Seymour.
See also Com. Pleas D. Enr. East.
31 Hen. VIII.
Sir William Molyneux, father of
Richard, died in 1548 holding a messuage
and lands in Eccleston of the heirs of
Adam de Walton by a rent of 6d.; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. ix, no. 2. The son,
Sir Richard, in virtue of the purchase
recorded in the text, counted Eccleston,
Heskin and Fishwick among his manors,
but the tenure of 'the manor of Eccleston
and Heskin' was described as before—of
the heirs of Adam de Walton by a
rent of 6d.; the annual value was
£30 19s. 2½d.; ibid. xiii, no. 35.
||Hugh Dicconson was seised of a
messuage and 500 acres of land called
Bradley in 1562, and conveyed it to
John Rowe as trustee; Duchy of Lanc.
Plead. Eliz. li, D 1. Hugh Dicconson
left a widow Elizabeth and a son and
heir Richard, described as of Wraysholme,
between whom there were disputes in
1584 respecting Bradley, &c.; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 258, m. 13.
Adam Rigby died in 1627 holding the
capital messuage called Bradley Hall, a
dovecote, &c., with lands in Euxton, Whittingham and Goosnargh. Bradley was
held of the king as of his duchy of Lancaster by the hundredth part of a knight's
fee. The heir was Adam's nephew
Alexander (son of Alexander) Rigby,
aged thirty-one; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. xxvii, no. 30.
The heir, described as 'of Middleton
Hall' in Goosnargh, became a baron of
the Exchequer in the Commonwealth.
See Piccope MS. Pedigrees (Chet. Lib.),
ii, p. 105; Fishwick, Goosnargh, 141.
The hall was acquired by Sir T.
Sclater 1657–63 and afterwards sold;
Misc. Gen. et Her. i, 384.
||Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1836), iii, 477.
The Bradley estate is probably that
referred to in a fine respecting lands in
Eccleston, Euxton and Croston in 1774,
William Shaw the elder being plaintiff
and the deforciants being John Fletcher,
Mary his wife, Henry Lutwidge, Jane his
wife, William Hulton, Lucy his wife,
William Dalrymple, Diana his wife, and
Elizabeth Molyneux, spinster; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 391, m. 89.
||For pedigree see Burke's Landed
Gentry—Lutwidge of Holm Rook Hall,
Cumberland. According to this the
above-named Jane wife of Henry Lutwidge was a daughter of Capt. Rigby
Molyneux of Preston, high sheriff in
1749 (P.R.O. List, 74), who was a
grandson of Sir John Molyneux of
Teversal, husband of Lucy daughter of
||Adam son of Adam de Walton gave
to Warine his son half the vill of Eccleston
as Adam the elder had held it of Benedict
Gernet and Adam the son of the heirs of
Benedict; Piccope MSS., iii, p. 3.
Master Adam de Walton in 1294
claimed 6 acres in Eccleston against
William de Dacre. The land had been
approved from the waste by Benedict
Gernet and Warine de Walton, lords in
common, and fell to the latter's share on
a division. Adam son and heir of Warine
demised it to William de Shorneton
(? Shurventon) for 6s. a year, and this
tenant sold his crops and title to William
de Dacre; Assize R. 1299, m. 14.
In 1301 the moiety of the manors of
Eccleston and Heskin was included in a
Walton agreement; Final Conc. i, 194.
By 1320–1 it had come into the possession of Thurstan de Northlegh and
Margery his wife; ibid. ii, 33, 43. See also
Assize R. 1404, m. 26 d., 27. Afterwards
it was recovered by William de Walton.
Final Conc. ii, 123; Duchy of Lanc.
Misc. Bks. xi, p. 60 d. William de
Bracebridge and Maud his wife were the
vendors, and the sale included also the
manor of Ulnes Walton and a moiety of
Leyland. For further particulars see the
account of Ulnes Walton.
||In 1339 William son of Robert de
Radcliffe and Katherine his wife claimed
the manors against William de Walton in
accordance with the fine of 1301; ibid.
xii, p. xxiii d. See Curia Regis R. 316,
m. 18. William son of Robert de Radcliffe in 1359 purchased a messuage and
land in Eccleston from Richard de Hale
and Alice his wife; Final Conc. ii, 162.
Robert de Legh, Maud his wife,
William son of Robert de Radcliffe and
Maud (? Katherine) his wife in 1365
claimed from John Duke of Lancaster
and Blanche his wife the manors of
Eccleston, Heskin and Leyland; De
Banco R. 421, m. 225. Probably some
agreement was made, in accordance with
which the Leghs as well as the Radcliffes
long held lands in Eccleston. Peter Legh
died in 1540 holding messuages and lands
in Eccleston of the king as of his duchy
by the sixtieth part of a knight's
fee; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. viii, no.
The messuage called the Tynedgreve
was in 1393 held by Robert son of John
de Eccleston; Piccope MSS. (Chet. Lib.),
iii, p. 3, no. 282.
||For the Radcliffe and Barton families
see the account of Halliwell in Deane.
Sir Ralph de Radcliffe, who died in
1433, held lands in Eccleston, &c., of the
king as duke by knights' service; they
included a tenement in Eccleston called
the Tingreave with land appurtenant held
of the king by a rent of 6d., which Sir
Ralph had settled upon a younger son
Edmund; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.),
Ralph Radcliffe of Smithills died in 1485
holding the manor of Tingreave and lands
there of the king as of his duchy of
Lancaster by knights' service and the
yearly rent of 6d.; also other messuages,
lands, &c., in Eccleston, Croston, Leyland and Ulnes Walton by knights' service; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, no.
12, 97. In 1549, after the death of
Andrew Barton, the tenure of Tingreave
was returned as in scoage, by a rent of
4s. 7d.; ibid. ix, no. 27. In later inquisitions the rent is given as 4s. 8d.; e.g.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 207.
The manor of Tingreave is mentioned
in a Barton settlement of 1652; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 152, m. 67. It
was sold by Lord Fauconberg in 1721 to
John Thornton; Preston Guardian Sketches,
'Ingrave' Farm, Eccleston, was some
time ago sold by the Rev. W. Michell to
the late W. H. Talbot.
It is situated in New Lane to the
north-west of the church, and is a modern
building of no particular interest; but the
site is old, and is inclosed on all sides by
the line of a square homestead moat.
See V.C.H. Lancs. ii, 548.
||The manor of Ulnes Walton and half
the manors of Eccleston, Leyland, Heskin
and Kellamergh, &c., were in Apr. 1481
given by Edward IV to Thomas Molyneux and the heirs male of his body, with
the proviso that if at the end of seventeen
years the king should pay as much as the
grantee had expended on the premises he
might recover possession; Duchy of Lanc.
Misc. Bks. xix, pp. 20, 21. Thomas
Molyneux died two years later, and the
grant is recorded in the inq. p.m.; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 118.
The grant was probably revoked, for
in the act of resumption of 1485 half
the manors of Eccleston and Heskin were
reserved to Thomas and Agnes Wolton,
farmers of them; Parl. R. vi, 382.
A new lease of the manors of Ulnes
Walton, Eccleston, Heskin, Leyland and
Kellamergh was made by the king in
1487 to Sir Thomas Wolton and James
his son; in 1502 the same manors were
leased to William Wall (rector of Eccleston), in 1505 to Henry Farington, and
in 1514 to Henry Farington and William
his son and heir; Duchy of Lanc. Misc.
Bks. xxi, pp. a/54 d., 57 d., 59 d.; xxii,
||Ibid. xxii, p. 210. The manors of
Eccleston and Heskin, except advowsons,
Thomas Fleetwood and Bridget his wife
made purchases and sales in Eccleston,
Heskin and the neighbourhood; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 13, m. 268; 14,
m. 91; 17, m. 174; 23, m. 65 (a settlement). At his death in 1576 Thomas
Fleetwood of Rossall, &c., held the manors
of Eccleston and Heskin, with lands
there, of the queen as of her duchy by
the fortieth part of a knight's fee; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xii, no. 2. These
manors were among those settled on the
second son William. Some portions of
the estate were sold and settlements of
the manor of Eccleston were made by
William Fleetwood and Jane his wife in
1590 and 1591; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F.
bdle. 52, m. 58; 53, m. 287.
||The fine last mentioned was probably in connexion with the sale, for it
and a transcript of the accompanying recovery are among the Croxteth D. (bdle.
H). There does not seem to be any
record of the sale, but from that time the
Molyneux family appear to have been sole
lords of the manor. There is a court
roll for Eccleston and Heskin, dated
1594, at Croxteth; H, 5.
The manors of Eccleston and Heskin
are named in the inquisition after the
death of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton
in 1623, but the jury did not know the
tenure; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), iii, 390. A similar statement
was made after the death of Lord Molyneux in 1636, and the manors were
usually enumerated in family settlements;
e.g. Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 104,
||In accordance with a Private Act
2 Geo. II, cap. 9. The manor and lands
were probably sold in parcels. In a fine
of 1803 respecting parcels in the (former
Molyneux) manors of Eccleston, Heskin,
&c., the deforciants were Samuel Fleetwood and wife, Margaret Warren widow,
Nancy Lowes widow, John Gosnell and
wife, Samuel Warren, Thomas Wiatt and
wife, William Wainwright and wife, and
Tryphosa Johnson spinster; Pal. of Lanc.
Plea R. Lent Assizes, 43 Geo. III.
||The messuage called Sarscow (Sarescogh) is named in 1401; Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xl, App. 529. It had been the
property of Thomas Wayward, who in
1374 was defendant to a claim for dower
made by Cecily widow of Thomas de
Tunstall; De Banco R. 453, m. 338 d.
Thomas son of Roger de Tunstall in 1354
claimed a messuage and land against
Richard de Hale and Alice his wife. He
stated that his father had given the premises to another son Ralph, whose daughter
Margaret died without issue, whereupon
the plaintiff should have succeeded; Duchy
of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. 8 d. Roger de
Tunstall was defendant in 1344, Agnes
widow of Thomas de Goldicar claiming
dower; De Banco R. 338, m. 118. Earlier
still, in 1323, Henry de Tunstall and Joan
his wife were tenants of a moiety of the
manor; Assize R. 425, m. 6. Master
Ralph de Tunstall was in 1324 allowed
to have a messuage, 56 acres of land,
and 6 acres of meadow in Eccleston,
which he had acquired from Margery
widow of Adam Banastre without the
king's licence. They were held of the
king in chief as parcel of the manor of
Bolton and wapentake of Eccleston; Inq.
a.q.d. file 182, no. 6 (19 Edw. II); Cal.
Pat. 1324–7, p. 185.
||In 1284 Thomas de Tunstall acknowledged the right of William de Shureneton
to a messuage and land in Eccleston;
Assize R. 1268, m. 12 d. William de Dacre
and Joan his wife made an exchange of
lands with William de Shurvington, from
which it appears that the latter's surname
was derived from lands in Eccleston;
Piccope MSS. iii, p. 3, no. 259. William
de Shurvinton was in 1310 one of the
defendants to claims for dower made by
Robert de Molyneux and his wife Anabil,
widow of Richard de Goldicar; De Banco
R. 182, m. 211 d.; 183, m. 260; 195,
m. 152. Richard Germain of Mawdesley
in 1339 transferred to his son Thomas all
the lands he had acquired from Robert de
Shurvinton in the vill of Eccleston in the
hamlet of Heskin; Towneley MS. DD,
For Whithalgh see Lancs. and Ches. Rec.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), ii, 329.
Geoffrey son of Adam de Whittingham
was in 1309–10 found to have held a
messuage, &c., of Adam de Walton by a
rent of 8d.; Inq. p.m. 3 Edw. II, no. 11.
An exchange, by which Henry de
Whittingham (son of Warine) gave his
land in Whittingham to his brother Adam
in return for an oxgang of land in
Eccleston, may concern the Walton
amily; Towneley MS. DD, no. 1885.
John de Coppull had three messuages,
&c., in Eccleston and Heskin settled on
his issue by Emma his wife in 1388, with
remainder to the heirs of Maud wife of
John de Chisnall, who was in possession;
Final Conc. iii, 31.
||In 1511 Richard Tomlinson of
'Cersco' (Sarscow) complained that having
received his tenement from Sir Thomas
Wolton, formerly bailiff, he had been
disseised by Henry Farington, the present
bailiff. Arthur Plantagenet complained
that Farington had distrained some of his
tenants and had kept a court in Eccleston
unknown to him. The reply was that
the court 'was warned in the church on
a Sunday' to be held the following Wednesday, according to custom, but Richard
Tomlinson (tenant of Arthur Plantagenet)
had warned others not to appear, asserting that no court ought to be held
unless the steward of the lord of Bradley
was present with the king's steward
and took half the profits. From the
depositions it appeared that the old
custom was for the king's steward or
farmer to take the profits of one court
and Lord Dacre's representative to take
those of the succeeding court. The mill
stood upon the common and the king had
half the rent, the other half going to the
lord of Bradley. See Duchy of Lanc.
Dep. Hen. VIII, ix P, 1–1g.
Mary widow of Sir Thomas Seymour
in 1548 complained that Sir Henry
Farington had caused the courts to be held
in the name of the king only, instead of
in the names of the two lords as formerly.
He replied that in 1496–7 the court was
held in the king's name, for he, as steward,
had been ordered to summon the tenants
to take oath at the court that they would
wear no other badge than the red rose,
and would be ready to serve the king.
The next year's court had been held jointly
in the names of the king and Edmund
Dudley; ibid. Edw. VI, iii, S 1.
Cockersand Chartul. (Chet. Soc.), ii,
494–8. The grants were made probably
between 1180 and 1210 by Avice de
Walton and Adam her son. The placenames include Elminrode, Crocgreffeld,
Saferscohe (Sarscow) and Linlands between Southbrook and Yarrow.
||Some deeds of the family have been
preserved by Kuerden (iii, E 4, 5). Adam
son of Stephen de Eccleston gave land to
Adam son of the grantor's son William.
Randle de Dacre in 1327 made an exchange with the same Adam son of William
de Eccleston who in 1333 gave lands to
his son John on his marriage, and made
a settlement of his estate. In 1359 he
exchanged Ravensacre for Sheepflat Carr
with Thomas son of Roger de Tunstail,
and in 1369 he released to Henry de
Ugnall certain lands, including some in
Kirkmeadow, appertaining to 1 oxgang
of land. Robert son of John de Eccleston
in 1380–1made a settlement of his lands,
and is again named in 1393–4. John
son of Robert Eccleston was eighty years
old in 1468; his son Thomas had in
1456–7 been married to Joan daughter of
Edward Charnock, but was dead in 1469.
Hugh son and heir of Thomas Eccleston
in 1488 made a lease to William his brother.
Robert de Eccleston had a lease of a
tenement in 1446–7; Dep. Keeper's Rep.
xl, App. 539. In 1449 Thomas Eccleston and William (son of John) Eccleston
were defendants; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R.
12, m. 9b.
William Eccleston died in 1640 holding
a messuage, &c., of Lord Molyneux, and
leaving as his heir his son John, aged forty;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxx, no. 51.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xvii, no.
83. Alice widow of Thomas and
Katherine widow of his father were
living. John Dicconson of the Rowe
died in 1639 holding the estate chiefly
of Lord Molyneux by a rent of 8d.; he
left a son and heir Thomas, eleven years
old; ibid. xxviii, no. 71. The field
names include Milner and Lydiate Leys,
Rowe Moor and Barbles Moor.
An Edmund Dicconson alias Hewson
in 1590 purchased a messuage, &c., from
William Fleetwood and Jane his wife;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 52, m.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), i, 16–19. Part of the
Eccleston and Heskin lands was held of
Sir Richard Molyneux by a rent of
3s. 10d. and the residue of the king by
the hundredth part of a knight's fee. A
brass plate in the church commemorates
Edward Dicconson died in 1605 holding the same lands, and leaving a son and
heir named William, seven years of age;
ibid. i, 38.
From the pedigree it is found that
William married Jane daughter and coheir of Hugh Nelson of Heskin, who
died in 1629 holding lands, &c., in Heskin
and Eccleston of Lord Molyneux; Towneley MS. C 8, 13 (Chet. Lib.), p. 923.
The other daughters were Mary wife of
John Crane and Anne wife of William
Banastre, but the estate had been settled
on the eldest daughter by a marriage
covenant made in 1621.
William and John Dicconson of
Eccleston paid £10 each on refusing
knighthood in 1631; Misc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 214.
||Dugdale, Visit. (Chet. Soc.), 98.
||See further in the account of that
||Richard Shireburne, one of the lords
of Leylandshire, died in 1513 holding
lands in Eccleston of the king by a rent
of 4d.; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv, no.
46. The lands descended with the other
estates, but the tenure is not described in
the later inquisitions. In two of these,
however, it should be noticed that the
'fourth part of the wapentake of Eccleston
in Leylandshire' is named, as if Eccleston
had been the principal place in the
hundred; ibid. vi, no. 65; viii, no. 33.
The phrase has been noticed previously.
Thomas Shireburne, 'esquire,' died at
Eccleston in 1607 holding lands of Sir
Richard Molyneux by 10d. rent; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i,
Sir Thomas Hesketh of Rufford died
in 1588 holding lands in Eccleston, of
which the tenure was unknown; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xv, no. 56.
Richard son and heir of Henry Croston
gave all his lands in Eccleston to Thomas
Hesketh in 1530; Towneley MS. DD,
no. 204. The Croston holding was perhaps derived from a grant by Stephen de
Walton to Adam son of William de
Croston, of land in the field called Longfurlong and abutting on a menegate; ibid.
In 1623 the Hesketh lands were stated
to be held of Sir Richard Molyneux in
socage; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), iii, 357.
James Anderton of Euxton held lands
in 1552 of Thomas Fleetwood by a rent
of 3d.; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. ix, no.
14. Ewan Edmundson's messuages in
1587 were held of Sir Richard Molyneux
by knights' service; ibid. xvii, no. 36.
William Graddell in 1608 held lands
of the king by knights' service; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i,
92. William Farington, 1611, held his
lands of Sir Richard Molyneux; ibid. i,
184. Peter Mason, 1612, held his of
the king by the two-hundredth part of a
knight's fee; ibid. i, 215.
William Moore, who died in 1641, held
a messuage and lands, with common of
pasture; his son and heir John was
twenty-eight years of age; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxix, no. 71. James
Pilkington, who died in the same year,
held a similar tenement of Sir Richard
Molyneux; James the son and heir was
nine years old; ibid. xxix, no. 56.
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
i, 244, 245.
William Chorley owned lands in 1390;
Final Conc. iii, 37. A later namesake
died in 1529 holding two messuages, &c.,
of Sir Thomas Seymour by the rent of a
rose; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. vi, no.
17. They appear to have been sold to
John Crane in 1557–8; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 18, m. 4. The same
John Crane afterwards purchased lands of
Sir Richard Shireburne and others; ibid.
bdle. 26, m. 7; 27, m. 87; 30, m. 99.
Henry Rowe died in 1608 seised of two
messuages, &c., held of Sir Richard
Molyneux by a rent of 21d.; his son and
heir John was six years old; Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 93.
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
i, 169. The list of recusants at the same
time is printed ibid. 186–7. James
Warings of Eccleston had his estate
sequestered by the Parliament in the
Civil War; Cal. Com. for Comp. iii, 1953.
A list of convicted recusants about 1670
is printed in Misc. (Cath. Rec. Soc.),
||Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1836), iii, 469.