||The Census Rep. of 1901 gives the
portion outside Blackpool as follows:
3,503 acres, including 10 of inland water.
||To these should be added 7,659 in
Blackpool and 31 in St. Anne's, making
a total population for the old township of
||For map see Lancs. and Ches. Rec.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 24.
||Fishwick, Poulton (Chet. Soc), 25–7.
||Pat. 12 Will III, pt. iv, fol. 532,
||Both changes were effected by Loc.
Govt. Bd. Order 31813.
V.C.H. Lancs. i, 288a.
||In 1175–6 Randle de Glanville
rendered account of 7s. of the farm of
Marton, escheat of the honour of Peverel;
Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 31. Similar receipts occur until 1188–9, when the
sheriff accounted for 6s. of the farm of
Marton and 4s. of Clifton received before
the Count of Mortain had them from
the king; ibid. 72.
In 1216–22 the Earl of Ferrers was in
possession; Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec.
Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 121.
Great Marton rendered 5s. a year to
the Earl of Lancaster in 1297 and Little
Marton 10s.; ibid, i, 289.
Part may at one time have been held
by Bussel of Penwortham; see Penwortham
Priory (Chet. Soc), 3.
Whalley Couch. (Chet. Soc.), it, 443.
He confirmed the right to draw water
from the Great Mere which had been
allowed the monks by Theobald le
Boteler, but reserved the right to build
a mill himself.
Matthew de Marton attested the grant
of half an oxgang of land in the vill
made by William son of Richard to
Adam his brother; Lytham D. at Durham, 2 a, 2 ae, 4 ae, Ebor. no. 30.
Adam de Marton held three ploughlands in 1212 by knight's service; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. i, 37. In 1236 he held the
fourth, part and the twentieth part of a
knight's fee in Marton 'of ancient
feoffment'; ibid, i, 144. Thus ten
plough-lands there made a knight's fee.
||William paid 3 marks as relief in
May 1242, on succeeding; Fine R.
26 Hen. III, m. 9; Close R. 53, pt. i,
m. 2. In the same year he was found to
hold the tenth part and the twentieth
part of a knight's fee of the king in
chief; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 153.
This was a moiety of his father's tenement.
||As William son of Adam de Marton
he gave an acre in Landirg open-furlong
between land of Amery de Thornton and
Michael de Marton, also liberty to get
turf in the great moss of Marton;
Cockersand Chartul. (Chet. Soc), i, 153.
||He gave a toft, &c., next that of his
brother Michael; Lanc. Ch. (Chet. Soc),
ii, 439. for Michael see Assize R.
1265, m. 4.
||As William de Marton, son of Adam
son of Matthew, he granted half a selion
extending from the Prior of Lancaster's
barn to Redcarr; Whalley Couch, ii, 446.
As 'lord of Marton' he granted half an
oxgang of land in Great Marton, with
2 acres on the east side of Suterdale,
in the Hall Stude and in Ketelsworth
towards Layton, and common of pasture,
also a house and garden; ibid. 447–8.
Margery widow of William in 1271
released to the monks her right in these
gifts; ibid. 449. She had married
William de Kirkby.
||Richard son of William de Marton
about 1270 confirmed his father's grant
to Stanlaw; Whalley Couch, ii, 450.
Gilbert the clerk of Lancaster and
John son of Robert de Shireburne had
granted certain oxgangs of land, &c., in
Marton to Cockersand Abbey and
Richard son of William de Marton confirmed the gifts; Cockersand Chartul. i,
154–5. Gilbert de Lancaster, just
named, held half an oxgang of the monks
of Stanlaw for life, paying them 4s. rent
and promising his assistance in their
business in the county; Whalley Couch, ii,
||A number of the charters are in
Raines MSS. (Chet Lib.), xxxviii, 89, &c.,
389. From these it appears that William
de Marton (son of Adam son of Matthew)
gave half an oxgang of land in Great
Marton to Sir Richard le Boteler,
together with the homage and service of
Amery de Thornton and a fishery in the
Great Mere; ibid. 93. He made another
grant and his eldest son Richard confirmed his father's charter; ibid. 91, 89.
Alice the widow of Richard de Marton
gave a release in 1296; ibid. 99.
Richard son of William de Marton
gave land in Scoutlonglands and Redcarr
to Richard son of Richard le Boteler
and other land to Walter de Wilton and
William brother of Hugh de Marton;
ibid. 91, 93. In the latter the grantor's
mother Margaret is named and it is
attested by Sir William le Boteler and
Sir Richard his brother. Amery son of
Simon de Thornton gave land in Great
Marton to Richard son of Sir Richard
le Boteler; ibid. Henry de Haydock
gave half an oxgang of land in Norcross
to Richard son of Sir Richard le Boteler
and Ellen his wife, Henry's daughter.
The grantor had had it in free marriage
with Alice his wife; ibid. 383. To the
same Richard, described as 'my nephew'
(nepos), Walter de Carleton son of Sir
William granted land in Great Marton
which he had received from his brother
William; ibid. 107. This charter ii
attested by Sir William le Boteler, Henry
his son, William his brother, William de
Singleton and Alan his son. Studholme,
Hall stead, Faethewra and Crooklanda
are other places in Marton named in
William le Boteler of Warrington
granted an oxgang of land in Marton, at
6d. rent, to Thomas son of William de
Bispham; Add. MS. 32104, fol. 100b.
Richard le Boteler (about 1277) granted
to Richard his son all his lands in Marton
received from William de Marton and
Richard his son; Raines MSS. xxxviii, 89.
Isabel widow of Henry le Boteler in
1294 complained that she had been seized
at Marton and imprisoned and that her
corn there had been reaped; but William
le Boteler of Warrington stated in reply
that she had sold him the growing corn
for 6 marks; De Banco R. 103, m. 71,
66 d.5 105, m. 60.
Isabel le Boteler, widow, in 1304
directed her tenant John de Staynall to
pay 7s. to Father Humphrey, monk of
Whalley; Whalley Couch, ii, 452.
||Richard Boteler of Marton died in
1323 holding a capital messuage, lands
and the fourth part of a fishery in Marton
Mere of Nicholas son and heir of William
le Boteler of Rawdiffe by knight's service;
other messuages, horse mill, &c., of
William le Boteler of Warrington by
knight's service; and a windmill of the
heirs of Richard Russell by an arrow
rent. His son and heir Richard was four
years old; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, ii,
145–7. The son became a ward of Sir
William le Boteler of Warrington, who
in 1323–4 granted the lands to Cecily
widow of Richard le Boteler; Raines
MSS. xxxviii, 103. A description of
house (with chapel), &c., is given.
John son of Richard Boteler of Marton
appears in 1357, 1358 and 1361; Raines
MSS. xxxviii, 105; Duchy of Lanc.
Assize R. 6, m. 4d.; Assize R. 441,
m. 2. John Boteler of Marton granted to
feoffees in 1362 all his lands, with the
reversion of those in Little Layton held
by Agnes widow of Nicholas Boteler, and
in 1367 the feoffees regranted them to
John Boteler and Margaret his wife;
Raines MSS. xxxviii, 107. The seal to
the former charter shows a cheveron with
three fleurs de lis between three covered
cups. In 1369 Agatha daughter of John
Boteler gave a quitclaim to her father
and Margaret his wife; ibid. 389.
John Boteler of Marton was living in
1385; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i, 22.
John the elder had a protection on going
to Ireland in 1386; Cal. Pat. 1385–9,
||The Botelers of Warrington were
usually regarded as the chief lords of
Marton. Thus William Boteler and
Edmund Boteler in 1302 held half a fee
and the tenth part of a fee in Great (and
Little) Marton; Lancs. Inq. and Extents,
i, 316. In 1324 William Boteler held
the manor with Layton, &c.; Dods. MSS.
cxxxi, fol. 40.
In 1346 William Boteler held twothirds and Nicholas Boteler one-third of
the third part of a knight's fee in Great
Marton, paying yearly 5s. for castle ward;
Survey of 1346 (Chet. Soc), 58.
Sir William Boteler in 1355 answered
for the tenth and twentieth parts of a
knight's fee formerly held by William de
Marton; Feud. Aids, iii, 90.
Sir William Ferrers of Groby was said
to hold by knight's service in Marton in
right of his wife Elizabeth in 1431; ibid.
95. She was the widow of Sir William
Both lordships were recognized in
1445–6, when John Boteler (under age)
and Nicholas Croft held the third part of
a knight's fee in Great Marton in the
proportions of two to one; Duchy of
Lanc. Knights' Fees, bdle. 2, no. 20.
Great Marton is named in 1416 among
the manors of Sir William Boteler of
Warrington; it was held by knight's
service; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i,
113. Similarly it occurs in 1472 (ibid.
ii, 82) and later; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. v, no. 13.
John Boteler of Rawcliffe in 1488
held messuages and lands in Great
Marton of Boteler of Warrington by
the third part of a knight's fee, and
his great-grandson, James Boteler, died
in 1504 holding lands in Great Marton
of Sir Thomas Boteler (of Warrington)
by knight's service; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. 111, no. 43, 109.
Thomas Fleetwood in 1565 purchased
the Great Marton estate of Richard and
Henry Butler (of Rawcliffe); Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 27, m. 191.
||It was sold by Sir Thomas Butler
of Warrington together with Layton to
Browne; Thornber, Blackpool, 325. In
1550 the estate was sold by John Browne
to Thomas Fleetwood; Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 14, m. 276. See also
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xii, no. 2;
held by Thomas Fleetwood by knight's
service in 1576.
||Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 279, m. 7d.
||Fishwick, op. cit. 23. Marton is
named in fines, recoveries, &c., among
the Fleetwood manors.
||In 1383–4 an agreement was made
for the marriage of Ellen daughter of
John Boteler of Marton with Nicholas
son and heir of John Croft; Raines
MSS. xxxviii, 583. She had in 1378
been married to Edward son of Sir
Thomas de Lathom the younger, lands
in Layton being settled on them in that
year with remainders to John Boteler of
Kirkland, Thomas son of John Boteler
of Marton and John son of Nicholas
Boteler; ibid. 109. See Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Chet. Soc), i, 20, 141, and the
account of Dalton in Lonsdale. Nicholas
Croft was in possession in 1417; Dep.
Keeper's Rep. xxxiii, App. 14.
||To Stanlaw Abbey Richard son of
Henry de Marton, with the consent of
Margery his wife, gave half a selion in
Marton fields, lying between land of
William de Marton and Amery son of
Simon de Thornton in Kettlesholmewathwra; Whalley Couch, ii, 450.
Hugh son of Richard le Rous of Marton
had an oxgang of land tenanted by Henry
de Whittington at a rent of 2d. He gave
his whole right there to the canons of
Cockersand about 1240, and made other
grants; Cockersand Chartul. i, 151–3.
Henry de Whittington son of William
son of Swain appears also in Carleton.
William le Boteler of Warrington
granted to Thomas son of William de
Bispham an oxgang of land in Marton
for his homage and 2½ oxgangs for 6d.
rent; Brockholes of Claughton D.
Adam son of Hugh de Marton in 1283
claimed lands in the township against
Stephen and Paul sons of Henry de
Marton; De Banco R. 48, m. 56.
The above-named Amery de Thornton
appears more prominently at Thornton
in Sefton. In 1282 Amy widow of John
de Warton claimed dower in a messuage
and oxgang of land in Marton against
Amery de Thornton; ibid. 44, m. 32.
In 1344 Alice widow of Amery de Thornton claimed dower in a messuage, &c., in
Great Marton and Great Layton against
John de Bradkirk; ibid. 337, m. 33.
Joan widow of Richard de Thornton
in 1292 complained that William le
Boteler of Warrington had disseised her
of common of pasture in Great Marton,
but the jury found that the 6 acres of
marsh referred to were in Layton; Assize
R. 408, m. 70 d.
||From a charter cited it appears that
the Shireburnes held land in Great Marton
in the 13th century. In 1492 Robert
Shireburne held there of the Earl of
Derby in socage; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. iii, no. 92.
George Allen of Rossall in 1579 held
two messuages, &c., in Marton of William
Fleetwood in socage by 20d. yearly; ibid,
xiv, no. 80. They were held of Sir
William Fleetwood in 1593; Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i,
In some cases the tenure is not stated,
but the following held of the king by
knight's service: John Hulton of Darleys,
1606; Robert Bamber, 1607, by the
two-hundredth part of a knight's fee—
son and heir John, aged fifteen; Anthony
Veale, 1609; William Greenbank, 1610
—cousin and heir Lawrence Greenbank,
aged fifty; John Massey, 1618, by the
two-hundredth part of a knight's fee;
ibid. 68, 77, 163, 177; ii, 117.
John Butcher died in 1623 holding
land in Great Marton, and leaving a son
and heir John, aged thirty-four; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvi, no. 6. Thomas
Butcher (grandson of Robert) died in
1632 holding a messuage and lands in
the same place; his heir was his brother
William, aged nineteen; ibid, xxvii,
William Moore in 1632 held a messuage, &c., of Sir Paul Fleetwood; Hugh
his son and heir was two years old;
Towneley MS. C 8, 13 (Chet. Lib.),
||The heir of Theobald Walter held
three plough-lands in 1212; Lancs. Inq.
and Extents, i, 37. Sir Theobald le
Boteler in 1249 had three plough-lands
in Marton with Lynholme, worth £8 to
£11 yearly; ibid. 172, 173. Again in
1285 it was found that Theobald le
Boteler had had 24 oxgangs of land in
Marton, each worth 10s. in the hands of
free farmers, with land in Lynholme
worth 26s. 8d.; ibid. 265.
Edmund Boteler held in 1302; ibid.
316. John son of Edmund in 1324;
Dods. MSS. cxxxi, fol. 40. The Earl of
Ormonde in 1346 held three plough-lands
in Little Marton, and paid 10s. rent (or a
sor goshawk) for the fishery called Marton
Mere; Survey of 1346, p. 54.
In 1355 Eleanor Countess of Ormonde
leased to John Boteler the hamlet of
Little Marton for ten years at a rent of
10 marks, with right of turbary there;
Dods. MSS. xxxiii, fol. 42b; liii, fol.
In 1445–6 Sir Thomas Stanley held the
three plough-lands and fishery, paying for
the latter 20s. a year or a sor goshawk;
Duchy of Lanc. Knights' Fees, bdle. 2,
no. 20, fol. 8.
||Derby Rental at Lathom. For the
fishery in Marton Mere 10s. was paid to
the king as formerly.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 70,
no. 60, 40; Piccopc MSS. (Chet. Lib.),
||See Pal. of Lanc, Feet of F. bdle. 80,
no. 24, and the accounts of Lytham and
Clifton. Sir Cuthbert Clifton in 1634 was
stated to hold the manor of Little Marton
and lands there (in reversion after the death
of Alice Dowager Countess of Derby) of
the king as of his duchy by knight's
service; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvii,
no. 43. He held two messuages, &c., in
the Peel as part of the same.
||Derby Rental at Lathom. William
Clifton in his will (1537) desired his
trustees to obtain a grant of the Peel for
the benefit of his son Thomas; Wills
(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), 71.
||The rentals 1451–1537 for Marton,
Poolhouse, Hayholm in Bispham and
Thornton are printed in the Cockersand
Chartul. iii, 1266–7.
||The Whalley lands were acquired by
Thomas Fleetwood in 1554; Pat. 2 Mary.
||William son of Adam de Marton
gave the monks of Lytham entry for their
cattle, &c., in the whole moss pertaining
to the vill of Great Marton; Lytham D.
at Durham, 2 a, 2 ae, 4 ae, Ebor. no. 32.
Richard son of William, as lord of
Marton, renounced all claim to common
in Lithcarr lying between Marton and
Lytham; ibid. no. 35. Henry de Clifton
gave a quitclaim on his part; ibid. no. 36.
||Visit. P. at Chester Dioc. Reg.
||Estcourt and Payne, Engl. Cath. Nonjurors, 93, 107.
||Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. i, 152–9,
with view. The house of Matthew
Hoole (Hull) of Marton was licensed for
Presbyterian worship in 1689; Hist.
MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv, 232. This
may have been the original seat, for
Matthew son of Robert Hull of Little
Marton Moss Side was baptized at
Poulton in 1658; Regs.
||Mr. Fisher was the schoolmaster of
Thornton and was a native of Kendal;
Ch. P. at Chester Dioc. Reg.
||In 1804 George Hall was nominated
by Bold Fleetwood Hesketh and others;
Ch. P. For list of ministers see Fishwick, op. cit. 60–2. In 1890 there was
a dispute as to the patronage.