The History of the Parish of Garstang in the County of Lancaster, Volume 104

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Chetham Society, 1878 - Garstang (England)
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Page 17 - General Macartney, one of the seconds, in 1716 surrendered himself to take his trial at the court of King's Bench, and was acquitted of " murder," but found guilty of manslaughter. thirty-one years from "the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, which was in the year 1737." By indenture dated 16 August 1742, the Hon. Edward Walpole, Esq., became entitled to manor, &c, for the remainder of the term, and upon his surrendering the Letters Patent and the said premises to the king, the same were re-conveyed...
Page 142 - XV. The Holy Lyfe and History of Saynt Werburge, very frutefull for all Christen People to rede.
Page 59 - Worcester;" and that by the same name they might have perpetual succession ; and that they might also have a common seal. The charter further declared that the said borough, and the compass, circuits, limits, and precincts thereof, and jurisdictions of the same, should extend...
Page 35 - KKK, fol. 90. land, of the annual value of 6or.; all the rest of his lands here he had assigned to Roger de Gosenargh, William de Eccleston, and Ralph de Knoll, chaplains, to the intent that after his decease they should grant the same to Margaret his wife for the term of her life, and after her death to Alice his daughter, and her heirs male ; failing such issue then to her sister Joan, with remainder in like manner to her younger sister Katherine ; but in default of male issue then to the heirs...
Page 102 - The Harmonious Consent of the Ministers of the Province within the County Palatine of Lancaster...
Page 21 - ... upon conditions — which were that they might go to their own houses and be safe. It was ordered that the Castle should be demolished and made untenable, and all the timber taken out of it and sold, which was done. And soe it lyes ruinated. It was very stronge, and builded so that it was tho...
Page 142 - ... IV. The Life of Adam Martindale, written by himself, and now first printed from the original manuseript in the British Museum. Edited by the Rev. RICHARD PARKINSON, BD, Canon of Manehester. pp.
Page 46 - The custom of paying a boon cock, hen or capon, is of great antiquity, see page 9. The indenture appeared in the Manehester Courier, Local Gleanings, July 1876. '« Title Deeds, &c., kindly furnished by James Nicholson, Esq., FSA 146 Dugdale's Monas. ever, given the royal prerogatives in the forests of Lancashire to his brother John, Earl of Morton, who, in the first year of his reign (1199-1200), confirmed a charter, whereby he granted to the knights, thanes and freeholders of the county, the privileges...
Page 21 - ... conditions — which were that they might go to their own houses and be safe. It was ordered that the Castle should be demolished and made untenable, and all the timber taken out of it and sold, which was done. And soe it lyes ruinated. It was very stronge, and builded so that it was tho' Impregnable with any ordenance whatsoever, having but one dore to it, and the Walls of an exceeding thickness and very well secured together." In 1772, Pennent, in making his northern tour, notes a single tower,...
Page 70 - ... Whitehead of Garstang town (see Greenhalgh castle, p. 20). During the rebellion of 1715 the inhabitants of Garstang were not all true to the reigning monarch, but contributed their quota to the rebel army. On the 9th November (1715), the insurgents left Lancaster en route for Preston, but finding the " day rainy and the ways deep they left the Foot at a small market-Town called Garstang, with orders to advance next morning to Preston, which they accordingly did."181 The only recruit whose name...

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