||2,207 acres, including 6 of inland
water; Census Rep. 1901. There are
also 67 acres of tidal water and 135 of
||Hall Cross and Higher House Cross;
Lancs, and Ches. Antiq. Soc. xx, 186.
V.C.H. Lancs. i, 288a.
||Ibid. 335, n. 1. The Earl of Lincoln
in 1292 claimed wreck of the sea at
Freckleton and Warton in right of his
fee of Penwortham; Plac. de Quo Warr.
(Rec. Com.), 382. See also Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Chet. Soc.), i, 22.
||Freckleton, four plough-lands; Whittingham, one; Newton, one; and Elswick, two.
||The earliest member of it known is
Roger de Freckleton, tenant in 1199,
when he confirmed to Richard de Freckleton (who appeared by a brother, Adam)
the sixteenth part of a mill and fishery
in the township; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 7. In 1200–1 Roger
appears as holding by knight's service;
Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 134. At the same
time he paid 5 marks for having the
pasture of Brethough Moor, to which his
claim had been allowed; ibid. 132. He
is named also in the Pipe Roll of 1203–4;
ibid. 176. In 1202 he confirmed to
William de Winwick and Maud his wife
the lands they held of him in Whittingham and Elswick, and added 8 oxgangs
more, they releasing to him all claim in
his tenement and giving 9 acres in
Brechou (Brethough) in Freckleton;
Feet of F. Yorks. 4 John, no. 45.
It is possible that he was the Roger son
of Jordan who gave 2 acres on the south
side of Freckleton, together with his body,
to the canons of Cockersand; Chartul.
(Chet. Soc), i, 198. He had a son
Richard and a brother Swain, who also
had a son Richard (perhaps the Richard
of the fine of 1199); ibid. 199. Roger
attested several of Quenilda de Warton's
grants to Lytham Priory; D. at Durham.
To another charter, perhaps somewhat
later, the witnesses included Roger and
Richard de Freckleton and Robert son of
the lady of Freckleton; ibid. 1a, 2ae,
4ae, Ebor. no. 45.
A third Richard (son of Waldeve) had
lands in Freckleton about 1200–20;
Cockersand Chartul. i, 200.
||In 1212 Richard son of Roger de
Freckleton held one plough-land in Thorp
in Bretherton; Lancs. Inq. and Extents
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 34.
Richard lord of Freckleton attested a
number of the Lytham Priory charters;
in one (c. 1234) a Richard de Freckleton
attested before Richard son of Roger de
Freckleton; D. at Durham, ia, 2ae, 4ae,
Ebor. no. 42. In a later one Richard is
entitled Sir; ibid. no. 34.
At an inquisition made about 1253 it
was recorded that Richard de Freckleton
held a knight's fee, but his ancestors had
enfeoffed many persons of portions of it,
so that his own residue was not worth
£15 a year; Inq. p.m. Hen. III, 'de
annis incertis,' no. 33. By a fine of 1227
Richard son of Roger obtained a release
to himself of 5 oxgangs of land in
Freckleton to which Maud daughter of
Robert had some claim; Final Conc. i,
50. Richard was living in 1258; Lancs.
Inq. and Extents, i, 212.
||As Richard son of Roger de Freckleton
he gave the canons various lands, including Lyolfscroft and 4 selions at the Moor
next the Hospitallers' lands; Cockersand
Chartul. i, 197–8.
||As Richard son of Roger, lord of
Freckleton, with the assent of Alice his
wife and of his heirs, he (about 1230)
gave his land between the lands of Richard
son of Robert del Moor and William son
of Hawise and confirmed the gift of Swain
son of Osbert; Lytham D. at Durham,
3 a, 2 ae, 4 ae, Ebor. no. 8. This deed has
a seal with the legend + s' rici dni de
frekel'. Other grants by him in the
same collection name lands on Scortefaldwrynges, Ulvesbothe Furlong, the Outlane Wra in Freckleton Field, the Housesteads, Curtasfaldwrigis, Tustehorn Furlong, the field called Strick, and an acre
on Longrodes in Freckleton Field, extending from the road called Phusthor to the
moor. In two of the charters (no. 11, 30)
he describes himself as ' brother' of the
house of St. Cuthbert of Lytham, though
he does not seem to have been a monk
there; in another (no. 13) his mother
Sara is named.
Richard's widow was Hawise daughter
of Hugh de Mitton, who released her
dower right in certain land to the monks;
ibid. no. 21. Robert son of Hawise de
Freckleton and brother of Richard de
Freckleton was no doubt her son; ibid,
no. 22, 23. In another charter Hawise
is described as formerly lady of the vill;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 152. The
Swain named is probably the Swain son
of Osbert already mentioned. From
charters already referred to it appears that
he was a benefactor of Cockersand and
Lytham. Two of his charters are preserved at Durham (no. 31, 33), one of
them bearing his seal. Swain son of
Osbert recovered a parcel of land in
Freckleton in 1246 against Richard de
Freckleton, Adam de Singleton and Adam
his son; Assize R. 404, m. 8 d.
Gilbert de Meols and Adam his brother
attested a number of the Lytham Priory
charters. This share seems to have
been acquired by the Butlers of Rawcliffe.
William dePool is probably the William
son of Roger del Rise who, in conjunction
with his wife Margery, released to the
monks the land near Warton Pool in the
field of Freckleton which he and his father
had held of them by fee farm of 2s.; the
monks had given him 5 marks in his
great need; Lytham D. no. 28, 29.
For Nutshaw (Nottesagh) see the
account of Penwortham parish.
||Richard lord of Freckleton and
Richard his son attested a local charter
c. 1246; Lytham D. no. 36.
Richard son of Roger, lord of Freckleton, granted 4 oxgangs of land in Freckleton
and 1 in Elswick to Richard his son and
heir, who was to marry Margaret daughter
of Robert de Molyneux; Kuerden MSS.
iv, F 13. Sir Adam de Molyneux was a
Richard son of Richard de Freckleton
in 1259–60 claimed half-acres against
Robert son of Richard de Freckleton and
Adam de Singleton, so that he probably
succeeded his father about that time;
Curia Regis R. 166, m. 17 d. A year or
two later the defendants' names are given
as Robert son of Richard and Adam de
Freckleton; ibid. 171, m. 76. At the
same time Richard de Freckleton claimed
the services due for their free tenements
from John son of Richard, Gilbert de
Meols and Margery his wife, Richard son
of John and Joan his wife; ibid. Adam
son of Alan de Singleton acquired the
land pertaining to 2 oxgangs of land from
Michael de Thornton about 1240; Dods.
MSS. liii, fol. 93.
John de Freckleton appears just afterwards as attesting charters and as juror;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 231, 234
||Ibid, i, 290, 298; he held the Earl
of Lincoln's knight's fee in Freckleton of
the Earl of Lancaster and paid 10s. yearly
for castle ward. In 1302 also he held the
fee in Freckleton, Whittingham, Newton
and Elswick of the Earl of Lincoln; ibid,
i, 316. Adam was still tenant in 1311,
paying 4s. as sake-fee and doing suit to
Penwortham Court; De Lacy Inq. (Chet.
Adam de Freckleton gave to Adam his
son and Ellen his wife a messuage (bought
of Sir William de Clifton) and 3 oxgangs
of land in Freckleton; Kuerden MSS.
iii, F 3. Adam the son was outlawed in
1315 for the death of Henry de Bury in
the rising of Adam Banastre; Lancs. Inq.
and Extents, ii, 159. He was living
twenty years later; Coram Rege R. 299,
m. 20 Rex. In 1322–3 Adam son of
Adam de Freckleton released to his
brother Ralph all right in his lands in
Freckleton, except an oxgang which
Edmund de Rigby and Joan his wife held
for Joan's life; Kuerden loc. cit; Dods.
MSS. cxlix, fol. 116. Ellen the widow
of Adam son of Adam de Freckleton in
1337 claimed 2 oxgangs of land and an
eighth part of another against James son
of Robert de Freckleton, and against
Nicholas son of Robert son of Michael de
Freckleton the fourth part of an oxgang;
De Banco R. 311, m. 82, 82d. Again
in 1351–4 she claimed the same estate
against John son of Robert de Freckleton
and many others; Duchy of Lanc. Assize
R. 1, m. 3 d.; 2, m. 3 d.; 3, m. 5. She
had in the former case made an appeal on
the ground of error; Coram Rege R. 316,
m. 18 d.; 326, m. 20.
||From the last note it appears that
Ralph was a son of Adam the elder. In
1324 the heir of Adam de Freckleton held
the knight's fee of Alice de Lacy, doing
suit to county and wapentake and paying
castle ward; Dods. MSS. cxxxi, fol. 39b.
The subdivisions of the fee are shown
in a list of those distrained to do homage
in 13 22: Ralph de Freckleton himself held
three plough-lands and 4 oxgangs in the
four townships; Nicholas le Boteler, one
plough-land and 3 oxgangs in Freckleton; Adam Banastre, one plough-land in
Freckleton and Elswick, &c.; Lancs. Inq.
and Extents, ii, 135. In the ministers'
accounts of 1341–2 for Penwortham
appear payments from Nicholas Boteler
4s. 2d., Robert de Shireburne 3d. (for
2 oxgangs and 3 roods of land), Adam
Banastre 1½d. (2 oxgangs), Edmund de
Rigby and Joan his wife 1½d.; Mini.
Accts. bdle, 1091, no. 6.
In 1335 Ralph de Freckleton granted
Adam his son and Emma his wife land in
the Cross-flat, &c, in Freckleton;
Kuerden MSS. iii, F 3.
Survey of 1346 (Chet. Sot), 44.
In 1355 the tenants were separately
named: Ralph de Freckleton, Nicholas le
Boteler, Thomas Banastre, Richard de
Shireburne, Richard de Newton and Sir
Adamde Hoghton; Feud. Aids, iii, 87. The
same persons held it in 1361; Inq. p.m.
35 Edw. III, pt. i, no. 122.
Emmota widow of Adam son of Ralph
de Freckleton in 1374 released to Ralph
her son 40 acres she had received in free
marriage; Kuerden MSS. ut sup. It
was probably this younger Ralph who
made a feoffment of lands in Freckleton
and Elswick in 1369 and had the manor
of Freckleton, demesne of Elswick, lands
in Kirkham, &c, regranted to him in
1371; ibid. In the same year he demised
his fishery at Freckleton to John Boteler
for sixteen years; from a bond it appears
that his wife was named Agnes; Towneley
MS. C 8, 5, Edw. III, no. 8, 9.
Ralph de Freckleton in 1374 complained of depasturing by John Boteler of
Marton and others; De Banco R. 455,
In 1382–3 an agreement was made for
the marriage of John son of Ralph de
Freckleton and Alice daughter of Adam
de Bradkirk; it shows that Ralph had
mills in Freckleton and lands in Aughton,
Maghull, &c; Kuerden, loc. cit. In the
following year Ralph made a feoffment of
the manor of Freckleton, &c; ibid.
||In 1428 William Huddleston and
Joan his wife were in possession of the
manor; Final Conc, iii, 94. The name
is here spelt Hodelston. In 1431 William
Huddleston held a moiety of the manors
of Freckleton and Elswick by the service
of half a knight's fee; Feud. Aids,
||William Huddleston and Joan his
late wife held a knight's fee in Freckleton,
&c, the relief being 100s.; Duchy of
Lanc Knights' Fees, bdle. 2, no. 20. It
was, perhaps, the husband who had died,
for the writ 'diem clausit extr.' after the
death of Joan was not issued till 1454;
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvii, App. 175. In
it she was described as 'daughter and heir
of Ralph de Freckleton.'
||Towneley MS. C 8, 5 (Chet. Lib.),
Hen. VII, no. 1. Thomas Earl of Derby
v. William Huddleston nine messuages
in Freckleton, &c. Land, &c, in the
township is named in the possessions of
Thomas the second earl in 1521, but the
tenure is not stated; Duchy of Lanc Inq.
p.m. v, no. 68.
The rental of 1522 (at Lathom) shows
that 109s. 9½d. was received from the
estate purchased from William Huddleston, including 2s. 4d. for fisheries in the
Ribble and 4s. 4d. profits of the court held
during the year. In addition 19s. 9d.
was received from the lands purchased
from John Coppull. The estate descended
to Ferdinando the fifth earl; Add. MS.
32104, fol. 406.
||See the accounts of those townships.
Adam de Hothersall gave Thomas Banastre and Joan his wife half an oxgang of
land in Freckleton; Kuerden MSS. ii,
fol. 257. Thomas Banastre granted a
capital messuage and the moiety of 2 oxgangs of land in Freckleton to Roger son
of Robert the Forester of Preston; Dods.
MSS. liii, fol. 94. No tenure is recorded for
Sir Thomas Banastre's lands in Freckleton
in 1385; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i,
14. Nor again in the case of Richard
Balderston in 1457; ibid. ii, 63.
From the inquisitions of the time of
Henry VIII it appears that the following
held lands in Freckleton of the Balderston
inheritance, but no details are afforded:
Edmund Dudley, Thomas Radcliffe of
Winmarleigh (held of Osbaldeston) and
Sir Alexander Osbaldeston.
Other Singletons appear in the township, one of them having been named
above. Alice widow of Alan de Singleton
claimed an acre in 1246 against Ellis son
of Herbert, but Richard de Freckleton
warranted the land, being of his demesne,
whereupon the plaintiff remitted her right
for 40d.; Assize R. 404, m. 14. Adam
son of Alan de Singleton granted land in
Racarr to the same Ellis; Kuerden MSS.
iv, F 3. Ellis about 1260 granted various
lands to Gilbert son of Alan de Meols;
Dods. MSS. liii, fol. 95. Later Maud
widow of Ellis made a grant to Gilbert de
Meols; Kuerden MSS. loc. cit.
Maud widow of Adam de Singleton in
1294 and later claimed dower against
Thomas Banastre of Bretherton and others
in respect of 1½ oxgangs of land, &c; De
Banco R. 106, m. 8; 153, m. 410.
Gilbert de Singleton of Broughton in
1326 held his lands in Freckleton of
Adam Banastre by the sixty-fourth part
of a knight's fee, paying 2d. for castle
ward. There were a messuage worth
12d. a year and an oxgang of land containing 12 acres, each worth 12d.; Inq.
p.m. 19 Edw. II, no. 67. Thomas son
of Gilbert de Singleton gave his brother
John all his land in Freckleton in 1332;
Dods. MSS. cliii, fol. 73. The same
Thomas granted a lease of the fourth
part of an oxgang of land to James the
Tailor in 1348; Kuerden MSS. iii,
||Pat. 4 Hen. VII; in a grant of Sir
James Harrington's lands to the first
earl. Some land also descended to
him by virtue of the purchase from
Coppull, mentioned in the account of
William Earl of Derby and Edward
Stanley sold a messuage, &c, in Freckleton to Cuthbert Sharpies in 1597 (Pal.
of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 58, m. 360),
but the manor was reputed to be held by
the earl years afterwards, as appears by
the inquisitions. It must have been
alienated before the Civil War, as it is not
named in the Royalist composition papers,
||Richard de Freckleton granted 2
oxgangs of land (which his father Richard
had given to the grantor's brothers,
Robert and William), and seems to have
added in 1259 2½ oxgangs recovered
from his brother John; Dods. MSS. liii,
fol. 90; cxlix, fol. 117b.
The Botelers made a number of other
acquisitions. Thus Richardson of Michael
de Thornton gave Richard le Boteler
the service of Gilbert de Meols for 2
oxgangs of land, a pair of gloves being
the rent; Kuerden MSS. iv, S 20b. To
the same Richard land was given by
Richard son of John son of Alice de
Warton, and Richard de Pemberton
granted Sir Richard le Boteler half an
oxgang of land; ibid. F 13. John son of
Robert de Hothersall in 1348 gave land
to Master Nicholas Boteler; ibid. The
above-named Richard de Pemberton is
named in some Lytham Priory charters
as a tenant in Freckleton.
In 1276 William de Meols, nephew
of Gilbert, claimed 2 oxgangs of land,
&c, in Freckleton and Hutton against
Richard le Boteler and the Abbot of
Cockersand; Assize R. 405, m. 2.
Adam de Meols and William his son
attested charters about 1265; Lytham
D. at Durham, 3 a, 2 ae, 4 ae, Ebor. no. 20,
44. Lands formerly belonging to Margery
widow of Gilbert de Meols were acquired
by Sir Adam de Hoghton; Dods. MSS.
cxlii, fol. 58b, 50; Add. MS. 32106,
no. 688; Kuerden MSS. iii, W 30. They
are not named in the Hoghton inquisitions. A moiety of Margery's lands
went to Richard le Boteler; Dods. MSS.
cxlix, fol. 117.
In 1364 a settlement of the manor of
Freckleton was made by Richard son of
Sir Nicholas Boteler (Ralph de Freckleton
being a witness), the remainder being
to John le Boteler of Marton; ibid,
fol. 115. Sir John (son of Nicholas)
Boteler of Rawcliffe somewhat later
recovered a moiety of the manor against
Nicholas de Croft and Ellen his wife;
ibid. fol. 116. John de Cottam in 1395
obtained a mill and an oxgang of land in
Freckleton against Nicholas and Ellen de
Croft; Final Conc, iii, 46.
The lands of Sir John Boteler in 1404
were said to be held of Ralph de Freckleton by knight's service and 2s. 6d. rent;
Towneley MS. DD, no. 1460. Those
of John Butler, who died in 1488, were
in 1502 found to have been held of the
Earl of Derby by knight's service; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, no. 45.
||In the year named Nicholas Butler
claimed as brother and heir male; Pal.
of Lanc. Plea R. 172, m. 11. A large
part of the estate was in 1572 divided
among representatives of the four daughters, and the manor of Freckleton became
part of the share of Thomas Standish of
Duxbury and James Anderton of Clayton;
ibid. 231, m. 8.
In 1599 the lands of Thomas Standish
in Freckleton were said to be held of the
queen as of her duchy by the hundredth
part of a knight's fee; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. xvii, no. 54. As early as 1552
James Anderton (father of the Hugh who
married Grace Butler) was said to hold
of the heir of Michael de Freckleton
(cf. Michael de Thornton above) in socage
by ½d. rent; ibid, ix, no. 14.
Some particulars of the Shireburne
estate may be added. This was of varied
origin. Adam son of Adam de Freckleton gave land to Robert de Shireburne
in 1324–5; Dods. MSS. liii, fol. 86.
In 1441 Richard Shireburne was stated
to have held in demesne two messuages,
40 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow
and 100 acres of pasture in Freckleton,
of the king in socage; Lancs. Rec. Inq.
p.m. no. 30, 31. Later, however, the
tenure was recorded otherwise; thus
Robert Shireburne (1492) held his land
in Freckleton of John Butler in socage;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, no. 92.
A similar statement was made in later
||James Anderton and Dorothy his
wife made sales in 1573 (Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 35, m. 23, 98); Thomas
Standish and Margaret his wife in 1580;
ibid. bdle. 42, m. 134.
In 1631 Richard Butler, who on declining knighthood was fined £10, was
described as 'of Freckleton'; Misc. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 222.
||George and James Sharpies purchased
a messuage and land in 1548 from John
Browne; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 13,
m. 191. John Sharpies was among the
purchasers in 1573, and John Sharpies the
elder, John Sharpies the younger and
James Sharpies in 1580, as above. John
Sharpies also acquired three messuages
&c, from James Anderton and Henry
Marsden in 1580; ibid. bdle. 42, m. 156.
John Sharpies was the only freeholder
recorded in the township in 1600; Misc.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 232.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 90, no.
48. The deforciants were John Sharpies
the elder, Arthur Sharpies, Alice his wife
and Cuthbert Sharpies. Freckleton and
Warton are named together, but in the
later fine (1652) Warton only is named.
||Some notes have been preserved by
Kuerden (MSS. iii, F 3): Adam son of
Osbert released to Richard de Freckleton
(c. 1230) all right in an oxgang of land.
Richard son of Osbert de Freckleton gave
a messuage to Robert son of Thomas.
Margery daughter of John de Freckleton
released her right in half an oxgang of land
to Stephen son of William del Carr.
Maud daughter of Geoffrey de Pool gave
to John son of Adam de Freckleton all
her father's land in the Pool field;
William son of Nicholas, the reeve of
Freckleton, was one of the witnesses.
Richard de Freckleton in 1325 gave
a rood on Threperth to John son of
Thomas de Plumpton, Ralph and Robert
de Freckleton being among the witnesses;
Towneley MS. C 8, 5, Edw. II, no. 5.
Among the charters of Lytham Priory
some other early families appear. Richard
Waldeve was a benefactor, the charters
naming Thuftthorn Furlong, Stubbiholm,
Elvive Furlong, Weselbutts, all in the
fields of Freckleton; Rutheditch and the
tlousesteads; D. at Durham, 3a, 2ae, 4ae,
Ebor. no. 35–40. Eve his widow gave
lands to William son of Roger de Rise;
no. 24. Richard del Moor gave land to
Michael son of Hugh de Hambleton and
Michael gave to the priory; no. 44, 20.
Adam son of Richard son of Margery de
Freckleton occurs in 1346; no. 25, 26.
See also Final Conc, ii, 131, 170.
Richard son of James de Freckleton in
1332 demised land to Nicholas son of
William Bussel; Kuerden fol. MS. 131.
Elizabeth widow of Robert son of Adam
son of Nicholas de Freckleton was plaintiff
in 1365; De Banco R. 421, m. 205 d.
James Freckleton died in 1586 holding
a messuage, &c., in the township, but the
tenure is not stated; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. xv, no. 49. Gregory his son and heir,
then aged twenty-four, occurs frequently
among the jurors in the time of James I.
Ralph Freckleton died in 1587 holding
two messuages, &c.—one of the queen as
of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
by a rent of 6d., and the other of Thomas
Holcroft as of the priory of Lytham by a
rent of 2d. Henry his son and heir was
twenty-six years of age; ibid, xiv, no. 35.
Henry Freckleton died in 1626 holding
of the king and of Cuthbert Clifton, the
heir being his nephew Ralph (son of
Richard brother of Henry), aged twentyfour; Towneley MS. C 8,13 (Chet. Lib.),
426. Ralph died in 1632, leaving a son
Henry as heir, three years old; ibid. 428.
||Cuthbert Clifton in 1580 was said
to hold of the heirs of Richard formerly
lord of Freckleton by a rent of 4d.; but
his son Thomas five years later was said
to hold partly of the queen by knight's
service and partly of Thomas Holcroft
by a rent of 4d.; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. xiv, no. 76, 21.
||George Hesketh in 1571 held of the
Earl of Derby by a rent of ½d.; ibid,
xiii, no. 15. His son William, however,
in 1622 was said to hold of Thomas
Holcroft by 1d. rent; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), iii, 366.
||Two messuages, &c, in Freckleton
were in 1552 obtained by William Cowburn, clerk (probably as trustee), from
Christopher Cowburn; Pal. of Lanc. Feet
of F. bdle. 14, m. 109. Christopher's
wife Joan occurs in 1554; ibid. bdle. 15,
m. 15. Henry Cowburn the elder purchased from James and Dorothy Anderton
in 1573; ibid. bdle. 35, m. 98. John
Cowburn in 1578 obtained a messuage,
&c, from William Cowburn; ibid. bdle.
40, m. 192.
John Cowburn died in 1578 holding a
messuage, &c, of the queen as of the late
abbey of Dieulacres by a rent of 8½d. His
heirs were his sisters, Janet wife of Richard
Butler and Ellen wife of Henry Freckleton,
aged thirty-eight and thirty in 1588;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xiv, no. 30.
Some disputes in the Colburn or Cowburn family are referred to in Ducatus
Lanc. (Rec. Com.), iii, 214, 233, &c.
Lawrence Cowburn died in 1604 holding a messuage, &c, of the Earl of Derby
by ½d. rent, leaving a son and heir Henry,
ten years old; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec.
Soc), i, 32, 44.
Henry Cowburn died in 1605 holding a
messuage, &c, partly of the king by
knight's service and partly of the Earl of
Derby by the fortieth part of a knight's
fee and 2d. rent; his heir was a daughter
Judith, a year old; ibid, i, 45.
Lawrence Cowburn died in 1622 at
Freckleton holding a messuage, &c,
partly of the king in socage, as of his
manor of East Greenwich, by 12d. rent,
and partly of the king as of his duchy by
the two-hundredth part of a knight's fee.
William his son and heir was eight years
old; ibid, iii, 317–19.
||William son of Robert Browne of
Freckleton in 1313–14 unsuccessfully
claimed a messuage and land against
Adam son of Alan de Pool, who had been
enfeoffed by Agnes daughter of Jordan de
Freckleton; Assize R. 424, m. 2 d.
William Browne died at Freckleton in
1617 holding a messuage and land there
of the king as of his duchy by the twohundredth part of a knight's fee. His
son Richard having died shortly before
him, the heir was his grandson William
Browne (son of Richard), aged sixteen;
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc), ii, 86.
Richard Browne died in 1639, leaving as
heirs two nieces—Janet, aged twenty-five,
wife of William Cowbura and widow of
Thomas Hall, being daughter of Elizabeth sister of Richard Browne; and Ellen
Derham, aged thirteen, daughter of Janet,
another sister; Towneley MS. C 8, 13
(Chet. Lib.), 79–80.
||Thomas Border of Warrington(1522)
held lands, but the tenure was unknown;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 13.
Gabriel Hesketh of Aughton, who died
in 1573, held his land in Freckleton of
the Earl of Derby by a rent of 2d.; ibid,
xii, no. 32. In 1597 it was sold to John
Bradley of Bryning (Pal. of Lanc. Feet of
F. bdle. 58, m. 328), and at his death in
1617 the same tenure was recorded;
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc), ii, 80.
James Hall died in 1609 holding a
messuage and land of the king by a rent
of 6d. His son and heir Thomas was
twenty-six years old; ibid, i, 124.
Peter Mason of Lathom in 1570 purchased a messuage, &c, in Freckleton
from Richard Chisnall and Christopher
Anderton, they giving warranty against
Thomas Dicconson of Eccleston and the
Master of the Savoy; Pal. of Lanc. Feet
of F. bdle. 32, m. 99. This land had
belonged to Eccleston Chantry; Lancs.
and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), ii, 252. The purchaser died in
1612, and then his land, &c, in Freckleton was stated to be held of the Earl of
Derby in socage, but on his son's death
later in the same year this was corrected,
the lands being held of the king as of his
manor of East Greenwich; Lancs. Inq,
p.m. (Rec. Soc), i, 215, 237.
Nicholas Badger died in 1612 holding
a tenement of the king as of his duchy
by 6d. rent. Thomas his son and heir
was of full age; ibid, i, 217. Thomas
Badger died in May 1637, when the
tenure was recorded as of the Earl of
Derby; the heir was Thomas's son
Nicholas, aged thirty; Duchy of Lanc
Inq. p.m. xxx, no. 83.
Thomas Hankinson died in 1628,
leaving a daughter and heir Ellen, aged
nine; the tenure of his messuage, &c,
was not stated; ibid, xxvii, no. 32. In
another copy he is called John Hankinson; the tenure was 'of the king';
Towneley MS. C 8, 13, p. 516.
Thomas Taylor died at Freckleton in
1640 holding land there of James Lord
Strange in socage, and leaving a brother
Nicholas, aged sixty-eight, as heir; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxx, no. 15.
||Adam de Singleton gave 'lands' in
the field called Hwldismont upon Ribblebank, with appurtenant easements in the
vill of Freckleton; Dieulacres Chartul.
(Staffs. Hist. Coll.), 349. See the Cowburn inquisitions above.
||Mentioned in 1292; Plac, de Quo
Warr. (Rec. Com.), 375.
End. Char. Rep. for Kirkham, 85.
||Baines, Lancs. (cd. 1836), iv, 396.
Lond. Gaz. 30 Jan. 1874.
||Fishwick, Kirkham (Chet. Soc), 67.
||Baines, loc. cit.
||Lewis's Topog. Dict. 1831–44, assigns them a chapel.
||Information of Mr. R. Muschamp.
In 1689 Lawrence Coulborne's house
at Freckleton was a certified Quaker
meeting-place; Hist. MSS. Com. Rep.
xiv, App. iv, 230.
Quaker Char. Rep. 1905, p. 29. The
1720 room was pulled down in 1870.
The meetings ceased before 1800; Baines,