Preston Poor Tax Survey – 2 August 1732

Fig 1. The head of the first part of the Poor Tax Book showing how the columns are laid out. Image courtesy of Lancashire Archives (CNP/3/1/11)

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Notes

Fig 2. Image courtesy of Lancashire Archives (CNP/3/1/11)

The properties are assigned to three separate columns in the original document: Fields, Houses and Sundries, with a number for each (see Fig 2 left). The Fields category is self-explanatory, the Houses category is not. Although the column heading specifies number of houses it is clear from the context that in some cases the number refers to individual buildings and in others to multiple occupancy of individual buildings. The Sundries column includes non-residential buildings such as shops; again, the numbers can refer to individual buildings or parts of a building.

In some cases the annual rental values and acreages are not assigned to individual occupants but are given for the whole property. This is indicated in the entries below thus: annual rental value (joint) and acreage (joint)

Occasionally more than one location is listed in an entry. In these cases the locations given below refer to the occupants listed above them in the entry.

Sometimes the name of the occupant is followed by ‘etc’. This would seem to suggest additional occupants in the property.

The date refers to the day on which the survey of these properties was carried out.

Coverage
This was the final day of the surveyors’ perambulation. This day’s visits took in the fields to either side of Salter Lane, from Friargate in the west to Peel Moor in the east. Places identified: Patten Field, Symkin Croft, Had Field, Platford Dale, Crown, Steven hey, Banister Barn Estates, Roe Moors, Broom Field, Shaw Barnes, Causey Meadow, Causey Field, Little Whittaker, Green Croft. By now they seem to have had enough of trying to update the records, and for the remaining properties relied on the old records.


The entries for 2 August 1732

774
Owner: executors of Mr Joseph Shawe
Occupier: John Colly
Property: field
Acreage: 3.5
Annual rental value: £10 10s. 0d.
Location: Back Weind east side
Name: Patten Field
Tenure: not given

775
Owner: Mr John Atherton
Occupier: Joseph Gurnall
Property: field
Acreage: not given
Annual rental value: £2 7s. 0d.
Location: not given
Name: Symkin Croft
Tenure: yearly rental

776
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: John Birket ‘Taken of John Parr & John Arkwright’
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 2.25
Annual rental value: £6 5s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane west side
Tenure: yearly rental

777
Owner: Doctor Peploe
Occupier: John Parr
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 17s. 6d.
Location: Salter Lane west side (back and north of Mr Ellinson’s House)
Tenure: leasehold

778
Owner: Mr Henry Cottam
Occupier: John Singleton gardener ‘Taken of William Tipping’
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane west side
Tenure: yearly rental

779
Owner: Mr Thomas Addison
Lessee: Thomas Greenhaugh
Occupier: John Greenhaugh
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 3
Annual rental value: £8 0s. 0d.
Location: Green Croft east side
Tenure: leasehold

780
Owner: Mrs Dorothy Gradwell
Occupier: George Clitherow
Property: field
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £6 15s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane south side
Name: Had Field
Tenure: yearly rental

781
Owner: Longton School
Lessee: Samuel Cooke
Occupier: James Moor
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane west side
Name: part of Platford Dale
Tenure: leasehold

782
Owner: Mr Joseph Bennet
Occupier: Turner & Stoppord
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £3 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane west side
Tenure: yearly rental

783
Owner: Mr John Walshman
Occupier: John Arkwright
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £3 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane west side
Name: Crown
Tenure: yearly rental

784
Owner: Mr Nicholas Walmsley
Occupier: Joseph Gurnall
Property: field
Acreage: 1.125
Annual rental value: £3 15s. 0d.
Location: north end of Green Croft
Name: Crown
Tenure: yearly rental

785
Owner: Mr Richard Pedder
Occupier: Mr Richard Pedder
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane east side
Tenure: owner occupied

786
Owner: William Bushell esq
Occupier: Thomas Parr butcher
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £4 5s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane west side
Name: Steven hey
Tenure: yearly rental

787
Owner: George Merry
Occupier: Christopher Fogg
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £4 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane west side
Tenure: yearly rental

788
Owner: Mr Thomas Addison
Occupier: John Parr
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £4 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane east side
Tenure: yearly rental

789
Owner: Edward Blackburne
Occupier: John Parr
Property: field
Acreage: 0.25
Annual rental value: £1 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane east side
Tenure: yearly rental

790
Owner: Mr Henry Cottam
Occupier: William Lorimer
Property: 5 fields
Acreage: 12
Annual rental value: £24 0s. 0d.
Location: three fields west and two fields east side Salter Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

791
Owner: Mr William Loxham [of] Longton and Thomas Morton
Lessee: Henry Parr
Occupier: Henry Parr
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 5s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane south side
Name: Crown
Tenure: leasehold

792
Owner: John Newsham
Occupier: John Newsham
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £4 10s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane south side
Tenure: owner occupied

793
Owner: Thomas Aldred
Occupier: Arthur Shepherd
Property: field
Acreage: 0.25
Annual rental value: £1 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane south side
Tenure: yearly rental

794
Owner: Blundall esq
Occupier: Richard Poole
Property: 4 fields
Acreage: 11
Annual rental value: £18 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: yearly rental

795
Owner: Richard Charnock
Occupier: Richard Charnock
Property:
Location: west and north side Friargate Moor
Name: Banister Barn Estates
Tenure: owner occupied

Owner: Richard Charnock
Occupier: Richard Charnock
Property: 3 fields
Acreage (joint): 7
Annual rental value: £27 16s. 0d.
Location: ‘Adjoining and next Alderman Assheton’s No. 490 – But poor Ground’
Name: Roe Moors
Tenure: owner occupied
Note: It is unclear what is meant by the location and distribution of fields in this entry

796
Owner: Borough
Occupier: Sir Edward Stanley Bart
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 2.5
Annual rental value: £5 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: leasehold

797
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Occupier: Mr John Winder
Property: one half
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: middle of Peel Moor
Name: Broom Field
Tenure: yearly rental

798
Owner: Mr John Winder
Occupier: Mr John Winder
Property: field one half
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: middle of Peel Moor
Name: Broom Field
Tenure: owner occupied

799
Owner: Borough
Lessee: Mrs Casson widow
Occupier: John Birket
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 4.5
Annual rental value: £10 0s. 0d.
Location: Peel Moorside
Tenure: leasehold

800
Owner: Borough
Lessee: John Cooke ‘ lease by assignment from Mr George Lamplugh’
Occupier: Widow of George Gregson
Property: 2 fields, house and barn
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £5 0s. 0d.
Location: Peel Moorside
Name: Shaw Barnes
Tenure: leasehold
Note: rental valuations not separated for land and housing

801
Owner: Molyneux
Occupier: Richard Slater
Property: 10 fields
Acreage: 26
Annual rental value: £50 0s. 0d.
Location: Peel Moor east side
Tenure: yearly rental

802
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: Richard Walton
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 5s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: yearly rental

803
Owner: executors of Joseph Shawe
Occupier: Mr William Shawe and Mr John Roberts
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 10s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: yearly rental

804
Owner: Mr Malliveret
Occupier: Jane Reid widow
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: yearly rental

805
Owner: William Bushell esq
Occupier: John Pilkington
Property: field
Acreage: 2.5
Annual rental value: £7 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Name: Causey Meadow
Tenure: yearly rental

806
Owner: Mr William Loxham [of] Longton
Occupier: John Parr
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 3.5
Annual rental value: £8 15s. 0d.
Location: Peel Moor west side
Tenure: yearly rental

807
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: William Gurnall
Property: field
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £4 0s. 0d.
Location: Peel Moor west side
Name: Causey Field next to and leading to Peel Moor
Tenure: yearly rental

808
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: Edward Melling
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 2.75
Annual rental value: £7 0s. 0d.
Location: Peel Moor west side near Churchgate Moor gate
Tenure: yearly rental

809
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: John Winckley esq
Property: field
Acreage: 2.5
Annual rental value: £5 10s. 0d.
Location: Churchgate Moor Lane west side
Tenure: owner occupied

810
Owner: Widow Heaton
Occupier: James Moor
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 16s. 0d.
Location: ‘back of Widow Heaton’s Housing No. 482’
Tenure: yearly rental

811
Owner: Alderman Mr Atherton
Occupier: Mr Alderman Atherton
Property: field
Acreage: 1.75
Annual rental value: £4 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Name: Little Whittaker
Tenure: owner occupied

811
Owner: Mr John Atherton
Occupier: John Gurnall
Property: field
Acreage: not given
Annual rental value: £2 2s. 6d.
Location: Patten Field east side
Name: Green Croft
Tenure: yearly rental

812
Owner: Blundall esq
Lessee: Mr Alderman Atherton
Occupier: Bradshaigh esq ‘ lately occupied by William Place’
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 2.5
Annual rental value: £8 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: leasehold

813
Owner: Mr Nicholas Walmsley
Occupier: John Parr
Property: field
Acreage: not given
Annual rental value: £3 10s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: yearly rental

814
Owner: Lady Peters
Lessee: Mr John Winder
Occupier: Turner & Stoppord
Property: field part in Whittakers
Acreage: 0.25
Annual rental value: £1 0s. 0d.
Location: Salter Lane east side
Tenure: leasehold

815
Owner: Lukeass
Occupier: Richard Bertinshall
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 15s. 0d.
Location: near Moor Brow
Tenure: leasehold

Note: Here Ends the Survey of the eleven Days by the Six Persons menton’d upon the Title Page of this Book; What follows from No. 816 to the last Number 897 is collected from the Rentalls (which was Examined) and other the best Inteligence that could be obtained’

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