de Hoghton Preston deeds

At the beginning of the 20th century J. H. Lumby took on the task of preparing abstracts of the deeds and papers of the de Hoghton family of Lea and Hoghton, translating them into English and arranging them by district and in chronological order. After a gap of 30 years his results were published by the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire in its volume for 1936, which is out of print and not available on line. [1] The deeds relating to Preston are set out below.

The whole collection was almost lost, as Lumby explains in his introduction when he expresses his indebtedness to Sir James de Hoghton and records how, as a young man, Sir James had rescued the papers from a blaze at the estate offices:

In 1876, the Hoghton Estate Office, where the deeds were preserved, stood in the grounds of Walton Hall, Walton-le-Dale. Young Mr J. de Hoghton happened to be sleeping at the Hall on the night when the Estate Office was burned down. He was aroused by the fire, rushed into the office and hurled the deed boxes through the windows, barely escaping with his life … [2]

Many of the deeds had been transcribed in the 17th century by Christopher Townley, including transcriptions of deeds of which the originals had later been lost. Lumby includes these in his calendar. The transcripts for which no original exists are enclosed in square brackets in the list below. Lumby makes it clear that he did not have full confidence in Townley:

‘Let me be bold enough to give you this caution,’ once remarked William Dugdale, ‘that to depend upon any man’s transcriptions without comparing them with the originals will but deceive you.’ – a caution which is certainly not inapplicable to the transcripts of Christopher Townley. [3]

Dugdale’s caveat applies to the the list of deeds below: Lancashire Library has copies of the Lumby calendar for comparison.

Many of the eariest deeds, particularly before the 14th century, are undated. In these cases Lumby has indicated the lack of date by the abbreviation S.D. and has attempted to establish a rough chronology by means of the persons and events recorded in the deed. No easy task, as he himself records, ‘ This has been a long and tedious process and only too frequently I have been able to give merely approximate dates to these deeds.’ [4]

Note on measurements: in the earliest deeds references to an acre of land might simply mean a plot of no certain size. If an exact acre is meant this is unlikely to be a statute acre for certaing deeds make it clear that a Lancashire acre of seven yards to the perch was in use (deeds no.342 and 345 below). In these deeds the regional word ‘fall’ is used in place of perch. More information on the Lancashire acre can be found here: Lancashire land measurement.

For each deed Lumby created an artificial number and appended the location of the original (for example, L553 at the end of abstract  no. 222 below signifies that this is deed numbered 553 in pamphlet box L). Where a Townley transcript exists this is indicated by theTownley number preceded by ee or ff, referencing the Townley papers held by British Museum.

[1] J. H. Lumby, ed., A Calendar of the Deeds and Papers in the Possession of Sir James de Hoghton, Bart., of Hoghton Tower Lancashire (Record Soc. of Lancs. & Ches, 1936).
[2] Ibid., i.
[3] Ibid., 291.
[4] Ibid., ii.

No. 222. S.D. (ante 1215). Henry son of Warin de Lancaster, for 20s. grants to Hugh de Hingemanthorp the lands which Warin the priest held of him in Preston. Render 12d. Witnesses: Gerold de Claiton, Warin de Wttingaim, Ralph the reeve, Roger his son, Walter son of Osbert, William Fiton, William son of Hingrit, Adam the smith, Ralph the hedger, Richard de Cruce, Robin de Pontefracto, Roger the merchant, Adam de Rediford, Richard the clerk, composer of this deed. (L 553; ee 377).

No. 223. S.D. (1244-1265). John son of Henry de Lee grants to John son of William de Grimesharc and Agnes his wife the land which Warin the priest held of grantor’s father in Preston. Render 12d. Witnesses: William de Singleton, Alan his son, William de Barton, Adam de Hocton, Roger de Brochol, Adam his brother, Adam son of Siward de Preston, Roger and William his sons, Master William (L 554; ff 517).

No. 224. 2 Edward I 1274 August 1. William son of Richard Raton of Preston for 12s. leases for 7 years to Sir Adam de Hocton half an acre meadow between the meadows of Thomas son of Mille on the east and William son of Adam on the west. The lessor may re-enter at end of the term if he pays 8s. If not, the lessee may remain at a rent of 2d. Witnesses: Roger son of Adam, William son of Adam, Robert son of Adam, Richard Raton, Robert for’, Robert son of Cecilia, William son of Roger (L 563).

No. 225. [S.D. (c. 1280). Robert son of Stephen de Penwortham grants to Adam the goldsmith his brother half a burgage and an acre of meadow in Preston. Render a pair of white gloves to grantor and 12d. to the King according to the custom of the viII of Preston. (ee 689). Grant of the entire burgage and acre of meadow (ff 411).]

No. 226. 9 Edward I. 1281 May 21. At Preston. Adam son of Robert de Hyde of Preston grants to John de Asseton and Roger de Hyde a burgage in Preston between the houses of Adam son of Adam son of William and Henry son of Robert son of Adam. Witnesses: John son of Robert, Henry Banastre bailiffs of Preston, Robert son of Roger, Adam de Buri, William son of Nicholas, William Paulinus, William de Wygan. See No. 247. (L 564; ff 514).

No. 227. 10 Edward I. 1281 December 6. At Preston. Roger de Hide quitclaims to John son of Gilbert de Ashton a burgage who they held jointly by gift of Adam son of Robert the Forester in Preston between the messuages of Henry son of Robert and Adam son of Adam son of William. Witnesses: William son of Nicholas, William son of Paulinus bailiffs of Preston, Adam de Buri, John son of Robert, Albric son of Adam, Albric son of Robert, Alexander Tirel. (L 565; ff 434).

No. 228. [11 Edward I. 1283 April 10. At Preston. William son of Roger de Boughwright of Kiwerdale grants to John de Asseton of Preston a shop in Preston. Render to Robert son of Roger 20d. silver. Witnesses: Henry Bannester and Albric son of Robert bailiffs of Preston and others. (ff 303).]

No. 229. S.D. (ante 1285). Henry de la Chaler of Preston grants to Robert de Hyde forester his part of a messuage with building in Preston between the messuages of Robert de Tulkeyt and Roger Pakot. Render 13d., 12d. and 1d. at three feasts. Witnesses: Robert son of Adam, Robert son of Roger, Adam son of Ralph, William son of Nicholas, Richard Banastre, Master Richard of Redmalis bailiff of Preston, Adam de Bury, William son of Paulinus, John the clerk. (L 560; ff121).

No. 230. S.D. (1283-1285). John de Grimesarwe grants to Alexander Woderoue the land which Robert Scot Ie Croucher held of him in Preston between the lands of Roger the baker and Adam Rawe, having its breadth on the high way and reaching in length to Manskeput. Render 6s. in four equal portions. Witnesses: Richard Banastre and Richard de Rediwallis bailiffs of Preston, Robert son of Adam, Adam son of Ralph, Robert son of Roger, Adam de Bury, William son of Nicholas, William son of Paulinus, Adam de Lancaster. (L 555; ff 547).

No. 231. 13 Edward 1. 1285 October 4. At Preston. Emota de la Chaler widow of Henry de la Chaler of Preston leases for 4 years to Agnes Woderoue half an acre next Sprengewalle between the lands of Robert son of Hugh and William de Tulkyth. Render 2s. in two equal portions. Witnesses: Adam de Bury, Robert son of Roger, Roger Ayward, John son of Robert, Alexander Tyrel, Henry the tailor, William the clerk. (L 566; ff 150).

No. 232. [S.D. (ante 1290). William de Novo castello grants land to William son of Roger son of Siward de Preston. Render a pair of white gloves. Witnesses: Robert son of Adam and Roger son of Walter bailiffs of Preston and others. (ff 302).]

No. 233. S.D. (ante 1290) Jordan de Prestoun for 5 marks grants to Sir Adam de Hocyetoun a burgage in the borough of Preston between the houses of the Abbey of Kokersaund and Jordan son of Syward. Render a peppercorn. Witnesses: Roger son of Adam de Prestoun, Robert his brother, Henry son of Mirra of the same, Robert the forester of the same, Ralph the tanner of the same, Hugh son of Hugh Spusage of the same, Roger his brother, Richard son of Uctred of the same, Geoffrey son of Roger of the same, William son of Richard. Oval white seal. (Quatrefoil. S. RICARDI F JORDANI). (L 559; ff 393).

No. 234. S.D. (c. 1290). William Fulle of Preston grants to Henry Tyrell of Preston an acre next the land of the grantee on the east and extending along the high way to Ribbilton on the north and the way to Brocholis on the south in a new field to the east of Preston and in its territory. Render a barbed arrow. Witnesses: Henry son of Mirra de Preston, Robert son of Adam of the same, Nicholas son of Roger, Robert the tailor, …. son of Huctred, Hugh son of Hugh, Ralph son of Ra ….. Adam his son ……..Alexander son of Adam, Robert son of Alexander, William [his] brother … (Mildewed and torn). (L 561; ff 140).

No. 235. [S.D. (c. 1290). Christiania widow of Robert son of Cecilia de Preston quitclaims to Hugh son of Hugh Ie Sopsage of Preston her dower rights in an acre in Preston. Witnesses: Adam son of Ralph and Paulinus de Preston, bailiffs of Preston and others. (ff I87)·]

No. 236. S.D. (c. 1290). Gilbert de Aston grants to John his son the messuage in Preston which he holds of Amice wife of Richard son of Uctred de Preston between the houses of Ralph son of Roger and Robert son of Adam; and one and a half acres arable [lying together] in the territory of Preston next [Stephen crosse] one head abutting on the land of Roger [son of] adecock and the other above Stephencross. Render to Amice an arrow. Witnesses: Robert son of Adam, Robert son of Roger, Adam de Bury, William son of Paulinus, Richard Banastre, William son of Nicholas, Richard de Redmale. (L 558; ff 378, ff 435).

No. 237. [18 Edward ?I. ?1290 August 19. At Preston. Robert son of Roger de Preston quitclaims to John de Asseton 20d. rent described in No. 228. Witnesses: Henry de Bannest and John del Wych bailiffs of Preston and others. (ff 379).] Towneley dates this deed Saturday the morrow of St. Helen’s 18 Edw II when August 19 was a Sunday. The witnesses, however, with one exception are the same as in No. 228 and occur in other deeds of that period and August 19 was a Saturday in 18 Edward 1.

No. 238. [S.D. (late XlII). Henry son of Hugh de Sourby grants to Henry de Rithley a burgage in Preston (ff 142).]

No. 239. S.D. (late XIII). Richard de Redmal’ grants to Gilbert de Aston half an acre next Stefancros in Preston between the lands of the holy house of Cockyrsond and the grantee. Render 12d. silver. Distraint clause. Witnesses: Robert son of Adam, Robert son of Roger bailiff of Preston, Adam de Bury, Adam son of Ralph, Richard Banastre, William son of Paulinus, Roger son of William. Seal. (L 557; ff 296).

No. 240. 23 Edward I. 1294/5 February 4. William de Slyne and Eva his wife grant to Alexander Woderove of Preston 3 roods on Wynmyllinclyf in the territory of Preston between the land of St. Wilfred and the land late of Richard Tulchut. Witnesses: Adam son of ?Ralph, … de Bury bailiffs of Preston, Robert son of Adam, Robert son of Roger, Richard Banastre, William son of Paulinus, Adam Russell. (L 567; ff 138).

No. 241. 23 Edward I. 1295 September 14. At Preston. Ameria daughter of Henry Tirel of Preston for a certain sum grants to Adam her brother 2 acres in the territory of Preston in the new moor between the lands of Robert son of Adam and Robert de lackroft in length and breadth. Witnesses: Adam son of Ralph, Adam de Bury bailiffs of Preston, Robert son of Adam, Robert son of Roger, Richard Banastre, Alexander Tirel, William son of Paulinus. Portion of seal (son of AMER). (L 568; ff 374).

No. 242. S.D. (1295). Robert ad capud ville grants to William de Gremesargh 4 strips in Preston in the new field between the lands of Adam de Bury and the grantor. Witnesses: Adam son of Ralph de Preston, Adam de Bury bailiffs, Robert son of Adam de Preston, William de Brocholis, Roger de Etheleston, Adam de Fiswick, Henry his brother (L 556; ff 149).

No. 243. S.D. (1299). Indenture. Agreement that Richard de Penwortham (Penwrygbam) shall lease to Alexander Wodiroue his burgage in Prestoun which he had by gift of William the clerk son of Geoffrey de Quittingham and Ellen his wife. To hold from Thursday before Pentecost 27 Edward (4 June 1299) until Easter Sunday following (10 April 1300). Render 5s. in four equal portions. Witnesses: William son of Paulinus, William son of Nicholas bailiffs of Preston, Robert son of Adam, Robert son of Roger, Adam son of Ralph, Master Richard de Redmal’, Richard Banastre, Adam de Lancastir, Richard Pelle. (L 569; ff 139).

No. 244. S.D. (c. 1300). Richard de Hocgton grants to Richard his two messuages in Preston, one lying between the house of Robert son of Roger and the messuage of Henry de Bouilton and the other between the house of Roger the tailor son of Richard and the messuage of the Abbot of Cokirsand; and his land in the New Moor towards Ribbilton stretching in length from the land of Robert son of Adam to the land of Henry de Mora and of Henry son of Robert and from the highway to the land of Robert Ie Chapmon. Witnesses: Robert son of Adam, Robert son Roger bailiffs of Preston, Adam son of Ralph, Adam de Bury, William son of Paulinus, Richard de Redmal’, William son of Nicholas, Richard Banastre, William de Brochol. (L562; ff 119).

No. 245. 10 Edward II. 1316/7 March 9. At Preston. Roger the tailor of Preston grants to Sir William his son chaplain half an acre in Preston next the Minor Brethren on the south between the lands of the holy house of Cokirsond and Alexander Tyrel. Witnesses: William son of Paulinus, William son of Nicholas bailiffs of Preston, Adam de Bury, Robert son of Roger, John son of Robert, Roger Awarde, Henry Banastr’, Richard de Ribbilton, William the clerk. (L 571; ff 359).

No. 246. 10 Edward II. 1317 April 10. At Preston. Alice widow of Adam son of William de Preston quitclaims to Adam her son a chamber in her courtyard in Preston next the courtyard of Sir Robert rector of the church of les Northmeles. Witnesses: William Paulinus, William son of Nicholas bailiffs of Preston, Adam de Bury, John son of Robert, Henry Banastre, Albric son of Adam, Alexander Tyrel, William de Wygan, William the clerk. Given At Preston. on the Sunday when quasi modo geniti is sung (Quasimodo or Low Sunday) 10 Edward II. (L 570; ff 306). The rector of Northmeols was Robert de Preston.

No. 247. 11 Edward II. 1318 June 17. At Preston. Adam son of Robert de Hide of Preston quitclaims to John son of Gilbert de Asseton of the same the burgage which the grantee and Roger de Hide held by gift of the grantor in Preston Witnesses: William Paulyn, William son of Nicholas bailiffs of Preston, Robert son of Roger, Adam de Byri, John son of Robert, Roger Award, William de Wygan. See No. 226. (L 572; ff 127).

No. 248. 15 Edward II. 1321/2 February 22. At Preston. William de Prestoun chaplain grants to John de Astoun his son-in-law and Christiana his wife half an acre in Preston between the land of Alexander Tyrel and and the land of the holy house of Cokirsand. Witnesses: Adam de Buri, Albric son of Robert, John son of Robert, Roger de Prestoun, William son of Paulinus, John de Wiche, Richard de Ribiltoun. (L 573; ff 117)·

No. 249. 15 Edward II. 1321/2 March 9. At Preston. Henry son of Robert son of Adecock of Preston grants to John de Asseton an acre in Preston between the ditch of the Minor Brethren of Preston and the grantor’s land, one head abutting on the land of Roger son of William and the other on the land of Thomas de Penwortham. Witnesses: Adam de Byri, Albred son of Robert bailiffs of Preston, John son of Robert, Roger Award, William Paulin, William de Wygan. Small black seal (Bird). (L 574; ff 147).

No. 250. 19 Edward II. 1325 March 28. At Preston. William de Samewelle quitclaims to John de Asseton an annual rent of 13d. paid by the grantee for a burgage in Preston Witnesses: Robert de Horwych, Alexander Tyrel bailiffs of Preston, Adam de Byri, John de Preston, William Paulyn, John del Wych, Albred son of Robert, William de Wygan. (L57S; ff294)’

No. 251. 1326 September 18. At Preston. Henry son of Robert son of Adcock of Preston grants to John de Assheton his land on the north of the Minor Brethren of Preston between the land of St. Wilfrid and the garden of the said Brethren, one head abutting on the land of Thomas de Penwortham on the south and the other on the land of Roger son of William on the north. Witnesses: Albred son of Robert, John Starky bailiffs of Preston, Adam de Bury, John de Preston, William son of Paulinus, Albred son of Adam, Alexander Tyrel. Small black seal. (L 576, L 577).

No. 252. 1 Edward Ill. 1327 October 28. At Preston. Henry son of Robert Ie Chapmon of Preston grants to John son of Adam the tailor of the Hulle of the same vill half an acre in a place called Ingylryding between the land of William son of William son of Hugh and the meadow of Henry the tailor. Witnesses: Nicholas son of William, Roger del Wyche bailiffs of Preston, Adam de Bury, John de Preston, William son of Paulinus, Albred son of Robert, Albred son of Adam, Henry the clerk. (L 578; ff 129).

No. 253. 4 Edward III. 1330 April 16. At Preston. Henry son of Robert son of Adock (sic) of Preston grants to John de Asshton a messuage in Preston between the messuages of master Ralph and the grantor. Witnesses: Albred son of Ralph, John de Asshton bailiffs of Preston, Albred son of Robert, William Paulin, Adam de … (L 579; ff 120).

No. 254. 4 Edward III. 1330 September 16. At Preston. William son of Roger del Asshees of Preston grants to John son of Gilbert de Assheton a place of land on the Wynmilnehull in the territory of Preston and abutting on the windmill of John son of Robert de Preston at one end and the high way at the other which . . . la Maudelaines and lying between the land of the said John son of Robert and the path leading to the said mill. Witnesses: Albred son of Robert son of Adam de Preston, Adam de … bailiffs of Preston, John son of Robert de Preston, William son of Paulinus, Nicholas son of William son of Nicholas, Henry (Bann)ister, Nicholas son of Richard, Robert the clerk. (L 580).

No. 255. 4 Edward III. 1330 December 6. At Preston. William son of Adam son of Agnes de Preston grants to Roger de Byrewaith a barn with a courtyard in Preston in the street of St. John between the barn of Richard de Dutton and the messuage of Ralph de Syngelton which the grantor had by gift of his father. Witnesses: Albred son of Adam and John de Ashton bailiffs of Preston, John de Preston, William Paulyn, John del Wyche, Adam del Wiche, Roger the clerk. (L 581; ff 133).

No. 256. [4 Edward III. 1330/1 January 17. At Preston. William son of Roger del Ashes of Preston grants to John son of Gilbert de Assheton an acre in Preston lying at the windmill of John de Preston. (ff 475).]

No. 257. 5 Edw, III. 1331 July 9. At Preston. Ralph de Gaytforth chaplain grants to John de Ascheton one and a half foot of land for the building of his house but the grantee will keep him from damage done by water and make a gully between his house and the grantor’s so that the water may have free exit into the high way. Witnesses: Albred son of Adam, John de Ascheton bailiffs of Preston, William son of Paulinus, John de Preston, Albred son of Robert, John de Wyco, Nicholas de Preston, William the chaplain. Small black seal. (L 582; ff 144).

No. 258. 6 Edw, Ill. 1332 April 24. At Preston. Adam son of Adam son of William de Preston grants to Adam his son his whole burgage in Preston between the houses of John de Asheton and Adam Cook (Coci), half an acre on Avenham and half an acre of meadow in Redley. Witnesses: Albred son of Adam, John de Asheton bailiffs of Preston, Albred son of Robert, Nicholas de Preston, William Paulyn, John de Wyco, William de Wygan. (L 583; ff 205).

No. 259. 6 Edward III. 1332 October 18. At Preston. Adam son of Adam son of William de Preston grants to John de Ashton a burgage in Preston between the burgages of the grantee and Adam Cook, half an acre in Preston between in a field called Avenham, and half an acre meadow between the meadows of Roger de Preston and Henry Banastr’ in Preston Also that the messuage which grantee holds for life of grantor’s father shall remain to him in perpetuity, with the reversion of the dowry of Alice widow of Adam son of William. Witnesses: Sir John de Dennum sheriff of Lanc., Sir Richard de Wambergh receiver of Lanc., Nicholas son of William mayor of Preston, Albred son of Adam, William son of Paul, John del Wych, John de Layland, Robert de Horwich. (L 584; ff 334)·

No. 260. 6 Edward III. 1332 October 8. At Preston. Adam del Hull of Preston grants to John de Assheton of Preston 1 rood in the territory of Preston between the lands of William son of Roger del Asshees and the grantor. Witnesses: Albred son of Robert de Preston, John del Wyche bailiffs of Preston, Nicholas son of William de Preston mayor of Preston, Albred son of Adam de Preston, Roger del Wyche, Adam his brother, Nicholas son of Geoffrey, Robert the clerk. (L 585; ff 135).

No. 261. 6 Edward III. 1332 October 18. At Preston. John son of Adam the tailor of the Hull of Preston grants to John de Assheton of Preston half an acre in Preston lying in Ingilryding between the land of William son of William son of Hugh and the meadow of Robert of Horwich. Witnesses: Albred son of Robert, John del Wyche bailiffs of Preston, Nicholas son of William son of Nicholas mayor of Preston, Albred son of Adam son of Ralph, Roger del Wych, Adam his brother, Nicholas son of Geoffrey, Geoffrey de Haconsowe, Robert the clerk. (L 586; ff 118).

No. 262. 7 Edward III. 1332/3 March 4. At the Castle of Reville. Henry earl of Lanc. and Leicester, seneschal of England grants to John de Asheton a burgage in Preston in his hands through the forfeiture of Adam Bokmonger. Render 10s. to him, 9d. to the Prior of Lythum and 12d. to the Commonalty of Preston. Witnesses: Sir William le Blount, Sir Richard de Rivers, Sir William de Walkynton, John le Blount, Robert Fauchier. French. (L 587; ff 158).

No. 263. 7 Edward III. 1332/3 March 10. At Preston. Roger son of William of Preston grants to John de Aston of Preston one and a half roods between the land of Adam del Hulle and the ditch of the Blessed Mary Magdalen. Witnesses: Albred son of Adam and the other bailiff, Adam de Buri, William son of Paulinus, Albred son of Robert, Robert de Horwych, John del Wich, Nicholas son of Geoffrey (L 588; ff 513).

No. 264. 9 Edward III. 1334/5 March 19. At Preston. Nicholas son of William son of Nicholas de Preston quitclaims to Margery his sister a burgage in Preston between the burgages of Alexander le Marschall and William Ie Chapmon. Witnesses: Albred son of Robert, Roger de Byrewaith bailiffs of Preston, William son of Paulinus, Albred son of Adam son of Ralph, John del Wyche. Alexander Ie Marschall, Robert de Horewych, William Mirresone de Lailond. (L 589; ff 132).

No. 265. 11 Edward III. 1337 June 15. At Preston. John de Assheton of Preston grants to William his son and William’s wife Alice and their heirs a burgage in Preston between the burgages of Robert son of John de Preston and the grantor. Remainder to grantor and heirs. Witnesses: William Paulyneson mayor of Preston, Nicholas de Preston and Roger de Byrewaith bailiffs of Preston, Albred son of Robert, Albred son of Adam, William de Wygan, William le Smyth, Alexander le Marschal. Portion of black seal. (L 590; ff 521).

No. 266. 12 Edward III. 1338 June 17. At Preston. Robert son of William son of Paulinus de Preston grants to Margery daughter of William son of Nicholas de Preston for life a burgage in Preston between the burgages of Alexander le Marschall and William son of Robert Ie Chapmon. Successive remainder to Matilda, Alice, Agnes and Cecilia daughters of the grantee and their heirs, William their brother and his heirs and to the right heirs. Witnesses: William son of Paulin mayor, Albred son of Robert, Roger de Birewaith bailiffs of Preston, Nicholas de Preston, John del Wyche, William de Wygan, Albred son of Adam, Robert the clerk. (L 591; ff 5J6).

No. 267. 13 Edward Ill. 1339 November 26. At Preston. Elena widow of Robert son of William de Preston grants to Roger son of Walter de Preston and Emma his wife a plot of land next the way to Fisshewycrosse 50 ft. in length and as much in breadth as Henry Starky has in his garden. Render 1d. silver. Witnesses: William son of Paulin mayor, Robert de Preston, Roger de Birewaith bailiffs of Preston, Albred son of Robert, John del Wyche, William de Wygan, Albred son of Adam, Robert the clerk. (L 592; ff 506).

No. 268. 16 Edward III. 1342 June 25. At Preston. William son of Henry de Hyde of Preston grants to Roger son of Walter de Preston and Emmota his wife half an acre in Preston between the lands of Nicholas son of Geoffrey of Preston and the grantee. Witnesses: Nicholas de Preston mayor, John del Wyche, Geoffrey de Hakaneshou bailiffs of Preston, William Ie Smyth, John de Assheton, Nicholas son of Geoffrey de Preston, Adam the clerk. (L 593; ff 295).

No. 269. [17 Edward III. 1343 May 17. At Preston. John Attecokson son of Margery of Preston confirms grant to Adam de lrenmonger of Preston. Witnessess Nicholas de Preston mayor, Alberd son of Robert and Roger de Berwayth bailiffs. (ff 351).]

No. 270. [19 Edward III. 1345 October 22. At Preston. William de Warmestall carpenter and Margaret his wife quitclaim to William son of Henry Moton their lands and tenements. (ff 81).]

No. 271. 20 Edward III. 1346/7 January 10. At Preston. Henry son of William son of Simon de Preston grants to John Ratoun mercer a quarter acre in Preston between the lands of Margery widow of Alexander Tyrel on both sides. Witnesses: Albred son of Robert mayor of Preston, John del Wyche and Henry Starky bailiffs, Roger del Wyche, Nicholas son of Geoffrey, William le Smyth, Adam del Wyche junior (L 594; ff 507).

No. 272. 22 Edward III. 1348 April 24. Indenture. William son of Henry del Kirkesteil of Preston grants for life to Geoffrey de Haconesh[aw] of Preston his land between the land of St. John the Baptist and a common lane to Depedale in Preston in a field called le Haldfeld. If the grantor pays 60s. sterling at the end of 5 years, the land will return to him. Witnesses: Henry Banastre de Walton mayor, William de Holand, Roger de Birwaith bailiffs of Preston, Albred son of Robert, Nicholas son of Geoffrey de Preston, John del Wiche, William Ie Smith, Robert de Horewiche. (L 595; ff 136, ff 211).

No. 273. 23 Edward III. 1349 April 26. At Preston. Henry son of William Symmesone of Preston quitclaims to Roger Wattesone of Preston a rodland in Preston in a field called Avenham between the lands of William son of William Paulyn and Elias de Lancastre as contained in a charter to the grantee. Witnesses: Albrid son of Robert mayor of Preston, Nicholas son of Geoffrey, Roger del Wyche bailiffs, John del Wyche, William de Assheton, Henry Starky, Adam the clerk of Preston (L 596; ff 131).

No. 274. 25 Edward III. 1351 November 2. Roger son of Walter de Preston grants to Roger his son and his heirs half an acre 1 rood in Preston between the lands late of Nicholas son of Geoffrey and Thomas Ie Pristknaue. Rem. to the grantor and heirs. Witnesses: John Banastre mayor of Preston, Geoffrey de Haconsow, Roger de Ie Wiche, Roger de Byrwaith, Adam Ie Irnmunger, Roger the clerk. (L 597; ff 122).

No. 275. 27 Edward III. 1352/3 March 1. At Preston. Roger son of Walter de Preston grants to John his son 1 acreI 1 rodland in Preston of which 3 rodlands lie in Crolond between the lands of Nicholas son of Geoffrey de Preston and Thomas of Ie Pristknaue, 1 rodland abuts on the garden of Adam Russell of Preston between the lands of William son of William Paulyn and Adam de Horton and 1 rood lies by the Mikilauenamheides between the lands of William de Walton and the heirs of John son of Aubric. To hold for the life of the grantor and Margery his wife and then to the grantor’s heirs. Witnesses: John Banastre mayor of Preston, William de Wigan and … del More bailiffs, Geoffrey de Haconeshoue, Roger del Wiche, Roger de Birwaith, Thomas Starky, Adam le Irnemunger, Roger Fraunceis, clerk. (L 598; ff 544)·

No. 276. [32 Edward III. 1358 April 8. At Preston. Roger son of Walter de Preston grants to Sir John his son chaplain lands and tenements in Preston. Witnesses: John Banastr mayor of Preston, William de Wygan and Henry de Haydock bailiffs (ee 572).]

No. 277. 32 Edward III. 1358 April 21. At Preston. John son of Roger Watson of Preston chaplain grants to Roger and Margery his father and mother, for life, the lands and tenements which he had by gift of his father in Preston. Successive remainder to John their son and heir, Robert his brother and heirs, the heirs male of the grantees, Matilda sister of John and Robert and heirs male, William son of Ellen del Mor and heirs and to the right heirs of the grantees. Witnesses: John Banastre mayor of Preston, Henry de Haydock and William de Wygan bailiffs, Roger del Wiche, Adam de Horton, John de Hoconeshoue, Nicholas del Meoles, John Raton. (L 599).

No. 278. 34 Edward III. 1359/60 March 11. At Preston. Roger son of Henry Fraunceys of Preston grants to Roger son of Walter de Preston a burgage between the burgages of William de Walton and the grantor. Witnesses: John Banastre mayor of Preston, William son of Richard de Ribleton and Adam Russell bailiffs, Adam de Horton, Nicholas del Meols, William de Wygan, John Raton, Nicholas Starky, Robert le Talyor. (L 600; ff 148).

No. 279. 34 Edward III. 1360 May 2. At Preston. Roger Fraunceys of Preston agrees to pay Roger son of Walter £20 silver if the grantee does not sue the grantor for a burgage which he had by grantor’s gift. (L 601; ee 856).

No. 280. 35 Edward III. 1361 March 31. At Preston. William the Fiddler (le Gygor) of Preston grants to Cecilia daughter of Alexander Woderoue of Preston for her life a burgage and courtyard in Preston. Render a pepper corn. (L 602; ee 468).

No. 281. 35 Edward III. 1361 September 15. At Preston. Henry de Preston chaplain grants to Roger son of Walter de Preston and Margery his wife for their lives a messuage and courtyard which he had by gift and feoffment of the grantees in Preston between the messuages of Roger Fraunceys and William de Walton. Successive remainder to John son of the grantees and heirs male, Robert his brother and heirs male, William son of the same Robert and heirs male, heirs male of the grantees, heirs female of the grantees, Randle de Preston brother of the said Margery and heirs, Alexander his brother and heirs, William son of Ellen del Mor and heirs, Ellen del Mor and heirs and right heirs of Margery. Witnesses: John Banastre mayor of Preston, Roger de Byrwaith and John de Haconeshoue bailiffs, William de Haconesbowe, Roger del Wiche, Adam de Horton, Nicholas del Meols, William de Wygan, William le Chapmon. (L 603). [On 3 September the grantee confirmed the land to the grantor. (ff 366).]

No. 282. 35 Edward III. 1361 October 23. At Preston. Hugh le Spencer chaplain grants to Cecily daughter of John son of Lawrence le Smyth and heirs the tenement which he had by gift of the said John in Preston. Successive remainder to Richard son of Lawrence the smith, William his brother, and the right heirs of William Witnesses: John Banastr’ mayor of Preston, Nicholas de Melis, Thomas de Hacanshowe bailiffs, William de Hacanshowe, Roger de Birewath, Roger del Wyche, John de Hacanshowe, Adam de Horton. Small white seal. (L 604; ff 125).

No. 283. [37 Edward III. 1363 June 13. At Claughton. John son of William de Quittingham of Claghton grants to John Ie Mirescogh the third part of the watermill of Preston and an old watercourse for grantor’s life. Render for the first 20 years a rose and afterwards 20s. of silver. (ee 823).]

No. 284. 38 Edward III. 1364 September 7. At Preston. Thomas Starky of Preston quitclaims to John son of Roger Wattessone chaplain for his life a plot of land with a barn on it in Preston between the barns of Adam Russell and late of the grantor. Successive remainder to Matilda daughter of Roger Wattessone and heirs male, William son of Elena del More and heirs male, the said Matilda and heirs the said William and heirs and the right heirs of grantee’s father. (L 605; ff 153).

No. 285. [39 Edward III. 1365 Aug.1. At Preston. Robert son of Adam de Clayton quitclaims to Adam de Hoghton knight, Adam de Boulte of Wythull, Thomas de Culnecar of Wylton, Roger Harald, William de Grove and Ellen daughter of Richard Elotson all real and personal actions. (ff 216).]

No. 286. 40 Edward III. 1366 May 28. At Preston. Indenture. Sir John son of Roger Wattessone chaplain leases for 8 years to John Raton of Preston and Ellen del More a plot of land and a barn standing thereon in Preston between the barns of Adam Russell and Richard del Meles. Render 4s. (L. 606; ff 448).

No. 287. 42 Edward III. 1367/8 March 5. At Preston. John de Hakanesshowe grants to Robert Ie Taliour of Preston and Adam le Hirdemonson his brother 2 acres in Preston in a field called le Haldfeld. Witnesses: Roger del Wiche mayor of Preston, William Ie Clerke and Adam de Langton bailiffs, Roger de Byrwath. Adam de Horton, John Raton. (L 607; ff 509).

No. 288. 42 Edward III. 1367/8 March 21. At Preston. Henry de Ie Kirkesteile of Preston grants to Sir Adam de Kirkeham vicar of Bolton in Lonesdale 2 acres in Preston in Ie AIde feld. Witnesses: Roger de Ie Wyche mayor of Preston, William Ie Clerke, Adam de Langeton bailiffs of Preston, Roger de Birewayhte, Adam de Horton, John Raton, William Ie Gygour. (L 609; ff 126).

No. 289. 42 Edward III. 1368 October 12. At Preston. John de Sutton chaplain grants to Roger del Wiche and Alice his wife for her life the burgages, lands and tenements in Preston which he holds by gift and feoffment of Margery daughter of William de Asston. Succession to the said Margery and heirs and rem. to right heirs. Witnesses: Adam de Horton mayor of Preston, John de Risseley and John Raton bailiffs, John de Hakaneshowe, Roger de Birwath, Nicholas del Moels and William clerk, Henry le Countour, Thomas Starki. Small white seal. (L 608; ff 137). Adam de Horton must not be identified with Sir Adam de Hogbton, whose contemporary he was. His name occurs in several deeds of the period (see Index), but, except during his mayoralty, does not occupy a prominent place among the witnesses. His name and Sir Adam’s occur in the same deed, No. 461. He was probably a cloth merchant (See No. 1494).

No. 290. 45 Edward III. 1371 July 18. At Preston. Henry de Preston chaplain grants to Adam Hirdmanson of Preston, Agnes his wife and John their son and heirs a burgage in Preston between the burgages of Adam de Horton and the grantee. Reversion to grantor and heirs. Witnesses: John Banastre mayor of Preston, John Raton and William de Ribelton bailiffs, Adam de Horton and Nicholas de Meles of Preston (L 610; ff 439).

No. 291. 45 Edward III. 1371 July 25. At Preston. John de Ribelton goldsmyth and Marjory his wife grant to Sir Thomas de Sillesdon chaplain and John de Byri of Preston the lands, burgages and tenements which they hold in the vill and fields of Preston. Witnesses: John Banastre mayor of Preston, John Raton, William Ribelton bailiffs, Roger del Wich and Nicholas de Meles of Preston. Small white seal. (L 611; ff 123).

No. 292. 46 Edward III. 1372 August 30. At London. Geoffrey son of Adam de la Wich of Preston grants to William Banastre chaplain and Thomas Warde chaplain for life the reversions of the lands and tenements which Matilda widow of Adam grantor’s father holds in Preston. Witnesses: Sir Thomas Banastr’ knight, Sir Walter Worcewyk knight, Sir Nicholas Langeford knight, Sir John Boteler knight, Adam Neuesom, Nicholas Athirton, William son of Roger Bradeshagh. Small black seal. (L 612; ff 134)·

No. 293. 48 Edward III. 1374 December 26. At Preston. John de Ribleton and Magota his wife grant to John de Kendale clerk of John de Newyl lord of Raby (co. Durham) and William de Par chaplain their lands and tenements, rents and services in Preston. Witnesses: Adam de Horton mayor, Henry Ie Countur, Robert del Ridyng bailiffs of Preston, John Raton, William de Ribleton. (L 614; ff 155). Quit- claim at London on 4 March 1376/7 by John de Kendal to William Par. Small red seal. (Shield. SIGILL JOHIS DE KENDALE). (L 616; ff 130). Final concord at Lancaster on 17 August 1377 between William de Par chaplain plaintiff and John de Ribleton and Margery his wife deforciants concerning 3 messuages, 2 tofts, 1 garden and 10 acres land in Preston The deforciants recognise the right of the plaintiff. They quitclaim the lands to him and he pays them 40 marks silver. (L 617, L 618; ff 510; ff 145).

No. 294. 50 Edward III. 1376 November 12. At Westminster. Chirograph. Final concord made in the King’s Bench between Richard de Hoghton plaintiff and John Froysell tailor and Cecilia his wife deforciants concerning 3 messuages, 16 acres of land and 1 acre meadow in Preston and Lee Gallica. The deforciants recognise the right of the plaintiff to the lands for which he gives them 20 marks silver. (L615; ee6).

No. 295. [1 Richard II. 1377 September 21. At Bolton(-le-Sands). Adam de Kirkeham vicar of Boulton in Londesdale grants to John de Ribletun of Preston 2 acres in le Aldefeld. Witnesses: Adam de Hortaun mayor of Preston, Robert de Le Riddeing and Robert le Taylour bailiffs and others. (ff 373).]

No. 296. 2 Richard II. 1378 July 4. At Preston. Indenture. John del Wiche son of Roger del Wiche of Preston leases for 31 years to William de Gany of Preston a burgage in Preston between the burgages of the grantor and Nicholas del Melis of Preston. Render I3s. 4d. silver in two equal portions. The lessee engages to build a barn on the burgage, a kitchen on the plot and a “wardrop” in the chamber of the hall and will keep up those houses and deliver them at the end of the lease by view of the neighbours silver under penalty of £20 silver. The lessor is bound in £20 silver to warrant the burgage. Witnesses: William de Walton mayor of Preston, Henry Ie Countor, William de Wynyngton bailiffs, Adam de Horton, Richard de Blundel. (L 619).

No. 297. 2 Richard II. 1378 October 9. At Preston. Matilda widow of William de Loleremer of Preston quitclaims to Roger her son a place of land with a barn built thereon beside the burgage of John del Greene on the south and the high way on the north. Witnesses: William de Walton mayor of Preston, Henry Le Countor and William de Wenington bailiffs, Richard de Blundel, Adam de Horton. (L 620; ff 330).

No. 298. 2 (Richard II) 1378 December 1. Writ for summons of assize of novel disseisin. Complaint by Adam de … of Preston that Matilda widow of William Ie lorymer of Preston, John son of William de Lorymer of Preston, Thomas del Morilegh and Robert Ie Wylde of Broghton have unjustly disseised him of his freehold in Preston. Given 1 December 2 … (faded). (L 621).

No. 299. 4 Richard II. 1380 September 30. At Preston. Roger son of William Ie Loremer of Preston grants to Richard Blundell and William del Lee of Preston his messuages, lands and tenements in Preston. Witnesses: Adam de Horton mayor of Preston, Robert del Ryddyng and William de Wenyngton bailiffs, Richard Blundell, Nicholas del Meles, Henry le Counter, William de Walton and William le Gygour. (L 622; ff 405).

No. 300. 4 Richard II. 1381 May 5. At Preston. Agnes widow of William Dille of Preston grants to Robert le Lyster of Preston a messuage with a garden and land adjoining between the messuage of Robert de Preston knight and the land of William de Wyndesore in Preston. Witnesses: Richard Blundell mayor of Preston, Robert del Riddyng and William Gygour bailiffs, Adam de Horton, William de Walton, Robert Ie Tailliour. Brown seal (Shield). (L 623; ff 508).

No. 301. 5 Richard II. 1381 September 9. At Preston. William de Par chaplain grants to William de Gany and Margery his wife his lands and tenements, rents and services in Preston which he had by gift and feoffment of John de Ribleton and Margery his wife. Witnesses: Richard Blundell mayor of Preston, Robert del Riddyng, William le Gygour bailiffs, Adam de Horton, William de Walton, John del Wich, Henry le Countour. (L 624; ff 157). The grantees (on September II) grant the lands &c. to William de Par and Richard de Blundell of Preston Same witnesses with addition of William del Lee clerk. (L 625; ff 227)·

No. 302. 7 Richard II. 1384 May 1. At Preston. William le Gygour of Preston and Alice his wife grant to William de Par chaplain their lands, tenements and messuages with houses and buildings thereon in the vill and territory of Preston. Witnesses: Adam de Horton mayor of Preston, Geoffrey son of Nicholas (Geoffrey Nicolleson in L 627) and Robert del Ruddyng bailiffs, William de Walton, Richard Blundel. (L 626; ff 363). William de Par grants the lands to Alice wife of William le Gygour of Preston. Same witnesses. May 2. (L 627; ff 255)·

No. 303. 9 Richard II. 1385 October 20.At Preston. William Wynter of Preston grants to William son of Richard de Hoghton knight and William Beuerage chaplain his lands and tenements in Preston. Witnesses: Richard de Hoghton, knight, William de Walton mayor of Preston, William de Rebilton and Henry Ie Counter bailiffs, Richard Blundell, Geoffrey Nicolson, William de Erghum. Small red seaL (L 628; ee 475)·

No. 304. 10 Richard II. 1386 December 2. At Preston. William Gygour of Preston grants to Sir Richard del Wodis chaplain a burgage in Preston between the burgages of Thomas del More of Preston on the east and John Yong (or Yonger) of Preston on the west and all the messuages, lands and buildings, appurtances of that burgage in Preston and without. Witnesses: John Botiler de Weryngton, Robert de Clifton knights, Nicholas de Brokholes, William de Walton mayor of Preston, John Marshall de Preston, John de Walton bailiffs, Richard Blundell, William de Wenyngton. (L629; ff156).

No. 305. 10 Richard II. 1386/7 January 5. At Preston. [John de Leylond of Preston tailor and Cecily his wife lease for 40 years to William de Dutton a burgage in Preston between the burgages of the grantee on both sides. Witnesses: (William) Walton mayor of Preston, John de Marschall and John de Walton bailiffs, William de Erghum, Robert del Riddinges, William de Lee.] (ff 413). Quitclaim on January 12 by Robert Diring chaplain and Thomas Lutell of Preston. Two small black seals. (L 630; ff 193). Final concord at Lancaster on March 11 between William de Dutton plaintiff and John de Leylond tailor deforciant with Cecily his wife concerning a messuage in Preston. The deforciants grant the messuage to the plaintiff; Render for the first 40 years a rose and 40s. afterwards. The plaintiff pays them 10 marks silver. Lancashire Fines, Pt. III, p. 60. (L 631; rr192).

No. 306. 13 Regality 1388/9 March 1. Writ for summons of assize of novel disseisin. Complaint by William le Gayne of Preston and Margery his wife that Geoffrey Nicolson of Preston has unjustly disseised them of their freehold in Preston (L 632; ee 633).

No. 307. 12 Richard II. 1389 May 5. At Preston. William de Gany Bower of Preston and Margery his wife grant to John Peke chaplain 2 acres in Preston between the land of St. John and the high way. Witnesses: William de Erghum mayor of Preston, Thomas del More and Robert del Riddyng bailiffs, William de Walton, Richard Blundell, John le marscall of Preston, Nicholas del Moles, William del Lee clerk. (L 633; ff 531).

No. 308. 13 Richard II. 1389/90 January 5. At Preston. Thomas de Selesden chaplain grants to William de Gane Bower of Preston and Margery his wife the lands, burgages and tenements which he had by gift and feoffment of John de Rebelton Goldesmeth and Margery his wife in the viII and fields Preston. Witnesses: William de Walton mayor of Preston, Robert de Preston and Geoffrey del Meles bailiffs, Richard Blundell, William de Erghum, John Blundell. Small red seal (Stag). (M 634; ff 512).

No. 309. 15 Richard II. 1391 July 1. At Preston. John son of Adam le Hirdmonson of Preston grants to Robert de Wegan chaplain and Geoffrey Atkynson of Preston a messuage between the messuages of Roger grantor’s brother and late of Adam de Horton in Preston. Witnesses: Thomas del More mayor of Preston, Symon de Preston and Geoffrey del Meles bailiffs, Richard Blundell, John de Haconshow, John de Marschall, Robert Ie Tailiour. (M 635; ff 206).

No. 310. 1393 December 22. At Preston. Indenture. John son of Adam de Foxton of Walton shall faithfully serve John de Walton of Preston mercer as apprentice for 6 years doing such requirements for his master as a master apprentice ought to do. His master will instruct him in his art and will keep him in food, clothing, shoes and all other necessaries during the term as other merchants do, according to the custom of the city or borough. The apprentice shall not take holidays without leave of his master unless he can show reasonable excuse. His master’s doors and windows he shall not leave open by his negligence. During his term he shall not marry without his master’s assent. He shall see no damage done to his master without doing his best to amend it or letting his master know and any money lost or wasted by him be shall repay doubly. The master shall pay him, in his sixth year 10s. as wages under penalty of double the amount. Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Nicholas mayor of Preston, Nicholas Blundell, William de Erghum, Henry de Walton. (M 636; ff 237).

No. 311. 18 Regality 1393/4 March 12. At Lancaster. Final concord between William de Dutton plaintiff and Richard de Brynyngton and Margery his wife deforciants concerning half a messuage in Preston The deforciants recognise the right of the plaintiff and they quitclaim the land to him for which he gives them 8 marks silver. Red seal. Lancashire Fines, Pt. III, p. 43. (M 637; ff 190).

No. 312. 22 Richard II. 1398 Nov 11. Margery widow of William Gane of Preston grants to Thomas de Herneby vicar of the church of Kyrkham and William Tyndore parson of the church of Tatham her burgages, messuages, meadows, lands, tenements, rents and services in Preston. Witnesses: Thomas de Barton, Adam de Whytyngham, Thomas de Syngleton, John de Haydok, John Lambart mayor of Preston, John de Blundell and John de Alston bailiffs, William de Erghum. (M 639; ff 124). Quitclaim on November 15. Same Witnesses: (M 640; ff II6).

No. 313. 3 Henry IV. 1402 June 24. At Preston. Alice widow of William Gigour of Preston quitclaims to Sir Richard del Wodes chaplain a burgage in Preston between the burgages of Thomas del More and John Yong. (M 642; ff 432).

No. 314. [5 Henry IV. 1404 July 22. At Preston. Magota widow of William de Grany of Preston leases for her life to Thomas de Holebec webster a burgage in Preston. Render 4s. If lessor dies within 12 years, Richard de Houghton shall have view of the reversion. (ff209).]

No. 315. 8 Henry IV. 1407 May 26. At Preston. Indenture . Magota de Gany widow of John le Goldesmyth of Preston leases for her life to Robert son of William Lyngard heir of Henry del Kyrkesteele 1 hey and 2 acres of land in Preston formerly the said Henry’s which the lessor held after her husband’s death. Render 3s. Witnesses: William de Ergham mayor of Preston, John de Alston, Robert Dille bailiffs, John Blundell, William Grymbald. (M 643; ff 243).

No. 316. 1409/10 February 7. At Lea. Richard deEwodde perpetual vicar of the church of Eccles alias Richard del Ewode chaplain grants to Edward de Hoghton esquire son of Richard de Hoghton knight the burgages, lands and tenements which the grantor and Henry Waterward chaplain hold by gift of Sir Richard in Preston and Wryghtyngton. Witnesses: Henry de Hoghton, William de Hoghton, John de Sotheworth knights, Thomas de Syngletonsenior esquire, William de Erghum of Preston (M 644; ee 771). Quitclaim on March 5. Same witn. Small black seal. (M 645; ee 824).

No. 317. [12 Henry IV. 1411 September 15 At Preston Cecily widow of John Fraysel quitclaims to John Derlington (ff 160) and to Henry Waterward and Richard Ewood chaplains (ff 186) her inherited lands and tenements in Preston (ff 160 and ff 186).]

No. 318. 8 Henry V. 1420 April 27. At Preston John son of Richard Terell of Preston grants to John Whyte perpetual vicar of the church of Preston and Richard Brekale of Preston chaplain a messuage and 13 acres of land and meadow in Preston of which 10 acres &c. (as in following deed). Witnesses: as in No. 319. Red seal. (M 646; ff 445).

No. 319. 8 Henry V. 1420 August 4 At Preston John Whyte perpetual vicar of the church of Preston and Richard Brekeale of Preston grants to Thomas S. Nicholas de Fysshewyk a messuage and 13 acres of land and meadow in Preston of which 10 acres adjoin the messuage, one acre lies in a field called Rawmore, 1 acre in a field called Overtwart feld, half an acre next the highway from Preston to Ribulton in the tenure of John Cokeson and half an acre in the tenure of Beatricc Lyster which the grantors had by gift of John son of Richard Tyrell of Preston With the reversion of two and a half acres in a field called Lang feld next Fysshewik More in Preston which William Sumpnour and Margaret his wife hold in dower. Witnesses: Nicholas de Singleton esquire, Thomas de Singleton of Brokhols esquire, Hugh de Orell esquire, Roger de Etheliston esquire, William de Erghum mayor of Preston, Robert Albyn and William Tailliour bailiffs. (M 647; ff 367).

No. 320. 9 Henry V. 1421 September 25 John de Leylond of Preston and Cecilia his wife are bound in £40 to secure to Christopher de Worthington of Preston certain lands in Preston (M 648; dd 985).

No. 321. 9 Henry V. 1421 September 26. At Preston John de Leyland of Preston and Cecilia his wife grant to Richard de Clyderhowe chaplain a burgage in Preston between the burgages of William de Dutton on both sides. Witnesses: Henry Jonson mayor of Preston, John Banastre and Thomas de Brethirton bailiffs, John Blundell and John de Brokholes of Ribbilton. (M 649; ff 5U). Quitclaim on 2 January 1421/2 by William de Dutton. Witnesses: Nicholas Geoffreysan mayor, John de Amon[derness] … de Fletewod bailiffs, John Blundell of Preston, Robert … (Stained; illegible in parts). (M 650; ff 154). Fine on March 19 at Lanc. between Richard Cliderhowe chaplain plaintiff and John Leyland of Preston and Cecilia his wife of, deforciants. The deforciants recognise the plaintiff’s right to the messuage and quitclaim it for which He gives them 20 marks silver. Lancashire Fines, Pt. III, p. 84 dated 28 February 1422. (M 651; ff 196). Grant of the burgage on April 22 by Richard de Clyderhow to Christopher Worthington of Preston Witnesses: Nicholas Geffrayson mayor of Preston, John de [Amou]ndernesse and John de Fletewode bailiffs, John Blundell of Preston, Robert de Brokholes, (Torn). (M 652; ff 281).

No. 322. 7 Henry VI. 1429 April 29. At Preston. Tristram de Walton grants to Thomas de Fisshewyk a parcel of land called le Grenecrofte on the east of the grantee’s house in Preston, one head of which abuts on the high way and the other on Ie Cisshabroke. If the grantee is hindered in possession he shall have another parcel called le fermecrofte between his land on both sides namely between a field called Longfeld on the east and his croft on the west. Witnesses: John Banastre, Richard Banastre, John de Kendale. Small red seal. (M 654; ff 262).

No. 323. 7 Henry VI. 1429 May 20. Indenture. Tristram de Walton grants to Thomas de Fysshwyk half an acre in Ie Russell feld between the lands of the grantee on the north and William Coke on the south in Preston in exchange for half an acre in Risshe feld between the lands of Tristram on the south and Richard Haryngton knight on the north in Preston To this exchange they are each bound in 100s. Small red seal. (M 655; ff 146).

No. 324. [8 Henry VI. 1429 September 7. At Preston John Banastr of Walton grants to Alice widow of John de Crowther for life messuages which he held jointly with James (for John) White late vicar of the church of Preston by grantee’s gift. Successive remainder to Richard and William grantee’s sons and their heirs Witnesses: Richard de Hoghton knight, John Breton mayor of Preston, Thomas de Bretherton and Robert Albyn bailiffs and others. (ee 538).]

No. 325. 14 Henry VI. 1436 July 8. At Preston Thomas son of Nicholas de Fysshewyk enfeoffs Richard de Singleton and Richard del Stoke chaplains in the messuages, lands, meadows and tenements, rents and services which he holds by gift of John White late vicar of the church of Preston and afterwards by fine; also the reversion of the lands and tenements held by William Sumpnour and Marg. his wife of Witnesses: Richard de Hoghton knight, Thomas de Syngleton, Roger de Etheleston, Henry de Chernock, Thurstan de Anderton, John Banastre, Henry Banastre mayor of Preston, William de York and Richard Loude bailiffs. (M 656; ff 152). Grant on July 16 of the premises by Thomas son of Nicholas de Fisshewyk and Joan his wife to Ralph Tasker for life. Render 22s. Distraint clause. Same witnesses. Two small red seals. (M 657; ff 141).

No. 326. 16 Henry VI. 1437 November 4. Robert de Brokholes grants to Christopher de Worthyngton of Preston and Joan his wife of daughter of of William Ambrose and their heirs the lands, tenements, rents and services in Preston which he holds jointly with John Blundell of Preston by gift and feoffment of the grantee. Successive remainder to the heirs of Christopher, Joan daughter of of grantee and her heirs, Henry Worthington and the right heirs Witnesses: … de Elston, Henry Banastre, John del More. Small red seal. (M 658; ff 128).

No. 327. [17 Henry VI] 1438/9 January 31. William Hatch of Burnhull quitclaims to Ralph Tasker one rood on Anam (? for Avenham) between the lands late of Roger del Wyche and John [Hallwall], half an acre between the land late of Roger del Wyche on both sides abutting on the south [of the Hopgreave towards Erghum sike] and one rood between the lands late of the said Roger and Richard Haryngton knight which the grantee holds by gift of the grantor in Preston. Witnesses: Hugh Langton mayor of Preston [Richard Blackburne], Richard de Preston bailiffs [John More, John Brerton]. (Much damaged)]. (M 659; ff 515)·

No. 328. 22 Henry VI. 1444 May 24. Alice daughter of William Wynter of the age of 24 quitclaims to William York of Preston the lands and tenements and messuages which the grantee lately held of the grantor’s father. Witnesses: Richard Hoghton knight, Hugh de Langton, Gilbert de Haydok, Henry Banastre, Richard Blackburn. (M 660; ff 279)·

No. 329. 25 Henry VI. 1446/7 February 4. John Balshagh grants to Christopher Worthyngton for life a yearly rent of 10s from a burgage with garden and buildings on the burgage adjacent between the burgages of William Newsom on both sides in Preston. Distraint clause. (M 661; ff 273)·

No. 330. 26 Henry VI. 1448 June 24. At Preston. Edward de Hoghton and Richard de Blakeburn grant to Robert Boyes of Preston a garden in St. John’s Street in Preston between the gardens of Richard de Balderstone on the west and Roger del Wiche which the grantor lately held by gift of John Marschall of Preston on the east. Witnesses: Henry Banastre mayor of Preston, William de York and William Goldsmyth bailiffs, Robert de Hoghton and Thomas Singleton of Broughton. Two small seals. (M 662; ee 749).

No. 331. [1450/1 March 2. Indenture witnessing that Richard Consher or Cronsher has enfeoffed Richard Whalleyof Preston in a messuage, lands and tenements in Preston. English. (ff 324).]

No. 332. 31 Henry VI. 1452/3 March 13. Indenture. This a count made the xiii day of march the yere of king henry the sizte xxxiti betwene petyr Tryuers Gentilman a torne to sir Robert Preston knyght be for freer Edward Bredkyrke on the one party and Richard of Walley styeward to the said Sir Robert on the other partye of all the fermys londys and tenements yt he hase in the tone of Preston in Amundernese of the pasche terme the yere of the said king xxxti and of the myghelmas terme the yere of the said king xxxiti the wich ii termes comyth to the some of viiili vis. viiid. Item the said Edward paiet in the name of the said sir Robert of the forsaid ii termes first to William Meles in presens of Edmond Bryan by indenture … li. Item paied in his fee for reparacions and addytions … xxixs. viid. Item paied to the said atorne in presencs of the wardeyn iiili xvis. viiid. And so the said Richard of Walley styward stondeth clere all maner thinges releuet and a counted wt the seid atorne for the ii termes befor said In wytnes of the wich thyng the seid atorne and wardeyn hath put to ther seales. (M 663; ff 356).

No. 333. [35 (Henry VI). 1457 April 10. John Balshagh grants to Henry Houghton, Nicholas Buttler and William Bannestre messuages, lands and tenements in Preston Witnesses: Ric, Houghton knight, Robert Houghton mayor and William Yorke bailiff. (ff 151).]

No. 334. 1461 July 6. At Preston RichardHaryngton grants to Richard Whalley of Preston half a burgage and a parcel of land in Preston between the land of the abbot and monastery of Cokirsand on the east and the high way to the vicarage of Preston by the church on the west and the highway of the said vill on the south extending in length as far as a barn late of Henry ]ohnson on the north. Render 12d. silver in two equal payments. Distraint clause. Witnesses: Richard Hoghton knight, Henry Longton esquire, Robert Hoghton mayor of Preston, Gilbert Haydok, Lawrence Ayneswortb. Portion of small red seal. (M 664; dd 968).

No. 335. 6 Edward IV. 1466 June 30. Ralph Tasker quitclaims to Richard Whalley of Preston the messuages, lands, meadows and tenements, rents and services which the grantor had by gift and feoffment of Richard Syngleton and Richard del Stoke chaplains in Preston Also a messuage and 7 acres in Fysshwyk which he held by gift and feoffment of Thomas Saureby chaplain and one acre in Preston in divers places namely 3 roods next le Hapgreue and one rood on Avan (? Avenham) which·he held by gift and feoffment of William Hacche of Burnhill. See No. 327. (M 665; ff 523).

No. 336. 9 Edward IV. 1469 June 17. At Preston. Robert Coke of Preston grants to Henry Hoghton esquire and Ellen his wife a burgage in Preston between the houses of Adam de Langton and late of John son of Robert Chapmon. Witnesses: James Marschall mayor of Preston, William Werdyn, James Godbeher bailiffs of Preston, William Ergham, William Yorke, Christopher Lussell, William Toppynge. (M 668; ee 817).

No. 337. 6 Henry VII. 1490 December 10. At Preston. Thomas Parke of Preston grants to Thomas Bolton vicar of the church of Preston and Thomas Whalley chaplain his messuages, lands and tenements, rents and services in Preston. Witnesses: Henry Preston mayor of Preston, Henry Polle and Richard Hesketh bailiffs, Thomas Banastre, James Walton, Richard Aynesworth, William Marshall. (M 670; ff 522).

No. 338. 13 Henry VIII. 1521/2 January 12. Indenture. William Errom son of of the late Robert Errom of Preston gentleman in consideration that Richard Houghton of Houghton esquire has paid.his debts and repaired his house at a cost of 20 marks grants for 12 years to the said Richard his lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services in Preston and Penreth, co. Westmorland, at the end of the term will put out no tenant dwelling therein and will continually live thereon lest it do not pay as much rent as before. The said Richard will give him meat and drink convenient for a servant and 20s. wages and a cloth coat for his livery every year and keep up the house, for which he promises to be faithful, true and diligent servant. English. Small dark red seal. (M 672).

No. 339. 13 Henry VIII. 1521/2 January 12. Indenture. Richard Hoghton esquire leases for 12years to James Walton of Preston a burgage in Preston parcel of the inheritance of William Erghom son of and heir of of Robert Erghom between the burgages of William Banastre on the south and north; and a close called Colen Bonke and another called Erghom Hey, 1 acre 3 roods of meadow lying under Colen Bonke, 3 roods land late in the holding of Gilbert Hogeson and 2 acres of land late in the holding of John Walker ; also a barn in the holding of Raff wiff Geleburn and a parcel of meadow called the Syke paying therefor to the toun of Preston 7s. 4d. Render £3 I3s. 6d. the lessee to “holly, thatche and dawbe” the burgage and houses and to keep them in yearly repair. The lessor will set up holly and “Greatt Tymbr” necessary for the burgage and for making the “dores, wyndowes, Clamstondez plannks for stabullez styllez or any other woode warke” and at the end of the lease the lessee may carry away all the goods he brought in and the growing corn. Each party stands bound to the other in £40. Portion of small red seal. (M 673).

No. 340. [18 Henry VIII. 1526 December 24. James Walton senior mayor of Preston, Thomas Typinge and William Bostoc bailiffs by unanimous consent grant to Richard Hoghton knight a parcel of land called Le Greshill on the east of the town where in olden times stood their windmill. Render. 12d. (ff 524).]

No. 341. 26 Henry VIII. 1535 April 20. Indenture. Richard Blundell of Preston alias Richard Blundell of Babington, co. Berks. for £3 leases for 39 years to Sir Richard Hoghton a tenement called the Hold feld with its closes, meadows, pastures &c. late in the holding of William Pye. Rndr. 13s. 4d. Lease renewable for the same term. Portion of small red seal. (M674; dd 982).

No. 342. 27 Henry VIII. 1535 May 20. William Wall mayor of Preston, Alexander Clayton and Robert Bolton bailiffs, John Hoghton, Henry Clifton, James Walton senior, Nicholas Banastre, Christopher Haydok, Thomas Typpyng, James Walton junior, William Errom, Evan Wall, Ric: Yorke, Richard Curedale, Ralph Dawson, Henry Blundell, Ralph Sudill, William Pye, Roger ?Tailer, Evan Bateson, William Bostok, Oliver Brere, Henry Caterall, John Werburton and William Hughson burgesses grant for £6. I3s. 4d. to Richard Hoghton knight 10 acres of waste within the liberty and franchise of Preston to be measured with a rod of 21 ft. lying on the north of the land of Richard Blundell called Oldefeld. Render per acre for the first 39 years 1d. and afterwards 12d. to the use of the town. Lawrence Banastre and Henry Preston are appointed to deliver seisin. Endorsed: Witnesses: of seisin: James Standish esquire, Robert Sungleton, Gilbert Haydok, Henry Syngleton, Robert Swansey, John Gelybrond, Evan Browne. Portion of the seal of Preston. (M675; ff 525).

No. 343. 35 Henry VIII. 1543 September 11. At Walden. The King of his special grace and for 10s. paid in the hanaper licenses Thomas Holcroft esquire to alienate to Sir Richard Hoghton knight a close called Widofeld in Preston containing about 9 acres lately belonging to the Friars Minors commonly called the Grey Friars which he had by letters patent dated 18 June 32 Henry VIII (1540). Portion of large Seal. (M 676). Grant on 1 January 1543/4 by Holcroft to Sir Richard (M 677).

No. 344. 36 Henry VIII. 1544 May 20. At Westminster. The King of special grace and for payment of 4s. 3d. in the hanaper grants to Richard Crumbylhome parcels of meadow and land in Redley under Colyngbank and on the north of Cargreve and near Hepegreve and near Stephen crosse, parcels called Prystes crofte and le Newe felde Samtsoneshey (? for St. John’s hey) and copyhold of Agnes Yorke, all being parcels of the Preceptorye of Newland, co. York and lately of the Priory of the Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem which the grantee has by gift of the King by letters patent 20 May 1544 to hold in chief that is to say he may give or sell them to Richard Hoghton knight,for which he has special licence of the Crown. Paid 4s. 3d. for fine. Paid 20s. 4d. for seal. HALES. Portion of large Seal. (M 678; dd 1014).

No. 345. 37 Henry VIII. 1545/6 March 9 At Preston James Walton senior mayor of Preston, Edward Redmayn and John Warberton bailiffs, Christopher Haydok, Thomas Typpyng, Alexander Clayton, James Walton jun. gentleman, Evan Wall gentleman, Oliver Breres, Richard Keuerdale, Ralph Dawson, Henry Hogekyn(son) mercer, William Bostok, William Pye, Henry Blundell, Richard Thorneboro’, Roger Tailiour, Robert Bolton, Henry Caterall, John Newton sen., Lawrence ?Cowan (torn), Thomas Brerys, Ralph Syngelton, Edward Saunderson, William Tasker and John Banastre for £8. 8s. 0d. to the use of the town by the unanimous consent of the burgesses and council grant to Richard Hoghton knight 4 acres of land of the waste within the liberties of Preston to be measured with a rod of 21 ft. on the north of the tenement of the heirs of of the late Sir William Stanley knight and on the east of a close which they or their predecessors granted to him before. Render for the first 39 years 1d. for each acre and afterwards 12d. Edward Hoghton and John Shepert chaplain are appointed to deliver seisin. Endorsed: Witnesses: of delivery: George Brown esquire, … Typpyng, Oliver Breris, John Nowell, Henry …, Edward Redmayn, John Warberton, Robert Chadw … Werden, Robert Thomlynson. (Damaged). (M 679).

No. 346. 3 Edward VI. 1549 June 4. Indenture. Richard Preston son of the late George Preston of Preston agrees to grant for £3. 6s. 8d. to Sir Richard Hoghton in fee simple a parcel of land in the territory of Preston in The vicarage Heie between Lyngart Land on the east and the land of James Walton the younger on the west abutting on the north on Skillycorne lands in the holding of Evan Bateson and late in the holding of Margaret Aynsworthe, of the yearly value of 2s. 10d. with the tithes and every claim thereon. (Signed) Rycharde preston. Endorsed: seisin delivered. (M 680). Bond in £10 by Richard Preston to carry out the agreement. Small red seal. (M 681; ff 438). Grant of the land on June 6. (M 682; ff 348).

No. 347. 2 Elizabeth 1560 November 1. Indenture. William Banaster of Preston wollendrayper grants to Thomas Hoghton of Lee esquire and Anne Hoghton widow of Richard Hoghton knight a close in Preston containing two and a half acres and 20 falls (falla) called the Bromefeld in the tenure of James Sheppard, in exchange for a close in Preston called moreyate crofft containing one and a half acres and 10 falls in the tenure of William Robson and 1 acre 10 falls adjoining the northern end of closes in Preston called Moresidefelds or Walsheman Closes. Witnesses: Leonard Hoghton, Ryc. Hoghton Ryc. Hoggton, Robert Huddersall, William Bayley, Lawrence Wall. (Witnesses’ signatures as endorsement). Small red seal (W B). Signatures of Thomas and Anne Hoghton at foot of endorsement. (FF 1057; dd 969). The exchange in reverse order. Signature of Thomas Hoghton on flap of seal (portion). (FF 1058; ee 713).

No. 348. 3 Elizabeth 1560 November 28. Indenture. Thomas Hoghton of Lee esquire grants to Lawrence Wall of Preston scrivener a butt or strip in le Newfeld in Preston containing 3 roods 25 falls called le Gretebutt or Ie butt under the hedge in the tenure of John Fannon, in exchange for 3 roods 9 falls in a close called Vicarage Heye or Bateson Heye on the west of the close late in the tenure of Evan Bateson, and 16 falls adjoining the west of the said Thomas’s land in le Newfeld west of the common path or foot way. Endorsed: Witnesses: (signed) Leonard Hoghton, Ryc Hoghton, Rye Hoghton, Robt Huddersall, Willm Bayley, Willm Banastre. Signature of Thomas Hoghton. Small red seal. (FF 1059; ee 743), The exchange in reverse order. (FF 1060; ee 779).

No. 349. 3 Elizabeth 1560/1 January 20. Indenture. Thomas Hoghton of the Lea esquire leases for 39 years to Thomas Cowper of Preston “wollen webster and shereman” a burgage and such part of the back side court and out garden as pertains to it in Preston in the Freregate on the south side of the street between a burgage of the lessor in the holding of James Page on the west and the land of Sir William Stanley lord Monteigill on the east. Render 5s. if it be asked for. Distraint clauses. Endorsed: Witnesses: (signed): Alexander Hoghtonn, Ryc’ Hoghtoun, George Couell, Ryc’ Astoun. English, (FF 1061).

No. 350. 4 Elizabeth 1562 June 13 Indentures. Thomas Hoghton of the Lea esquire leases for 59 years (1) to John Cowell “malemaker” a bay with shops under and lofts over the same of his new house near the Buttercrosse in Preston to wit the myddilbaye 15 ft. in length; also the third part being the middle part of another new house in the Fissher gate in Preston now marked out and built at the cost of the lessee with such part of the back side court as is assigned to it; paying yearly 6s. 8d. in two equal payments the lessee to keep the premises in repair. Endorsed: Witnesses: Alexander Hoghton, Henry bailey, Richard Estham. English. (FF 1062). (2) to James Dyke of Preston “Wollen Webstre and shereman” the south end bay of his new house with shops below and loft above near the Buttercrosse and two bays of another new house adjoining the west side of that southend bay and as much of the court at the back as belongs thereto, which bays are being built at the cost of the lessee. Render 6s. 8d. Distraint clause. Same witn. English. (FF 1063; ee 847). (3) to James Page of Casshall co, York “Wollen Webster and Shereman” a burgage lately built by the lessee with the court and garden belonging in the Frere gate on the south side of the street between lessor’s burgages on the west and east (tenants William Clayton and Thomas Cowper). Render 5s. Distraint Clause. Same witnesses. English. (FF 1064).

No. 351. 5 Elizabeth 1563 October 16. Thomas Houghton of the lea esquire grants to Henry Blundell of Preston land in Vicarrs hey (tenant Robert Fraunce), a little croft on the north of the mansion house of the vicarage, a piece in the greate medowe abutting on the Collyn bank, a roodde lande between the land of William Skyllycorne esquire and the wane way to Preston Mosse (tenant Thomas Coventrie) in Preston; in exchange for crofts, closes and lands in Haughton near Fulwodde, i.e. a Crofte with the Banke and meadow adjoining Savocke, land on the east of the Warren Fyeld, a parcel of ground at the east end of the Whyte Fyelde adjoining Savocke, land at the south of the langer Whyte Fyeld and a close called the Intacke (tenants Richard Sherdeley and Edward Ridley]. English. (FF 1065).

No. 352. 8 Elizabeth 1566 June 4. Thomas Houghton of Lea esq, grants to William Machon of Cuerden husbandman a connection called “a baye” of a new house of the grantor’s near the Butter Crosse, namely the north end baye with shoppas below and above, 15 ft. in length and recently built by the grantee at his own cost and now in his tenure at a rent of 3s. 4d. Robt. Swansey of Brinhill and Edmund Lemmon of Walton in Ie Dale to deliver Seisin. (FF 1066). [Grant of two parcels one called the newfield and the other in Longeheye to John Farman of Preston husbandman for £13. 6s. 3d. (ee 1002).]

No. 353. 9 Elizabeth 1566/7 March 1. Indenture. Thomas Hoghton of Lea esquire for 20 marks sells to John Fairmon of Preston webster his three lands or butts of ground in the town or territory of Preston within a close called the New Feild, a croft adjoining Sycklyng More and a parcel abutting on the croft, all in the tenure of the purchaser at the old and ancient rent of 2s. 6d. Witnesses: (signed) Ry’d Hoghton, Edward Stobbes, Wyllm Clough. Small brown seal. (FF 1067).

No. 354. 9 Elizabeth 1567 October 31. Indenture. Thomas Hoghton of the Lea Esq. for £20 sells to James Dyke of Preston Wollen Webster and Shereman a dwelling house, buttery, two chambers built beneath the house, two shops with lofts, a kechyn, a stable, a little outhouse with the handy mill within the same, two Swynecots at the back of the dwelling house and the court at the back. Endorsed – Witnesses: Ryc Hoghton, Thomas Cop, Jhon Cowell, Lawrence Wall. English. (FF 1068).

No. 355. 9 Elizabeth 1567 October 31. The right worshipful Thomas Hoghton of the Lea esquire sells for £6 to John Coupland of Preston glover 3 roods in Preston between the lands of John Fleetwood esquire late of the Hospital of St. Mary Magdalen and Sir Thomas Langton knight on the north and Richard Walton son of and heir of of John Walton on the south and abutting upon the lands of Sir Thomas Langton and Henry Blundell at the east end and upon the land of Viscount Gomarston in Ireland at the west end. Endorsed Witnesses: Ryc’ Hoghton, Thomas Cop, James Dyke, Lawrence Wall. English. (FF 1069; ff 541).

No. 356. 27 Elizabeth 1584/5 March 18. Surrender by Thomas Warde servant of Thomas Houghton of the Lee esquire of a messuage and tenement in Preston adjoining a waste land commonly called Spitle mosse (tenant Richard Scardall) , parcel of the glebe lands of the rectory of Preston. Endorsed: Witnesses: Rye’ Hoghton, Ryc’ Syngleton, George Singleton, George … and Richad Warynge. English. (FF 1070).

No. 357. [1601/2 February 28. Indenture. Richard Hoghton knight sells for £160. 4. 8. to Henry Hodgkinson of Preston messuages, lands and tenements in Larbreck, Preston and Fishwick (tenants named) (ee 986).]