Preston Poor Tax Survey – 31 July 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 another day recording fields and their owners and occupiers. The surveyors seem to have set off on Fishergate by the barrs, listing the fields to the north of Fishergate as far as Fryer Lane (the present Marsh Lane). Their peramble took them to the oddly named Standprick Lane, Broadgate (the present Fishergate Hill), North Meadow Lane, the marsh, Alley Lane, Maudlin Lane and Friargate Town End. Places identified: Ropers Croft, Sikes, Brick Hill Field, Habitarsall Field, Hep-grave, Ratcliff Hey, Sadler’s Croft, Washing pond Field, Crooked Acres, Head Grave, Goldsmiths Bank, Lancaster Meadow, Dub’d Hedge, Golden Hill, Little Meadow, Wood-holm, Davel or Dayfield Meadow, Walshman Brow, possibly Little Sikes, Bugmire Hole, Santer’s Croft, Bell Founder, Maudlin Field.


The entries for 31 July 1732

660
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: James Johnson
Property: garden
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Tenure: yearly rental

661
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: Mr William Hardman
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £3 0s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Name: Ropers Croft
Tenure: yearly rental

662
Owner: Mr Thomas Addison
Occupier: Joseph Platt
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £3 10s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Tenure: yearly rental

663
Owner: Mr Thomas Addison
Occupier: John Newsham
Property: field
Location: Fishergate north side ‘(opposite Fisher-gate Alms-house)’
Occupier: John Newsham
Property: field
Acreage: 4
Annual rental value (joint): £14 0s. 0d.
Location: Bottom of amd adjoining north end of said field
Name: Sikes
Tenure: yearly rental

664
Owner: Mr John Langton
Occupier: Widow Walmsley Boars Head
Property: field
Location: Fishergate north side
Occupier: Widow Walmsley Boars Head
Property: field
Acreage (joint):: 2.5
Annual rental value (joint): £7 0s. 0d.
Location: near House of Correction
Tenure: yearly rental
Note: Langton of Kirkham. ‘NB. From the best Information I can obtain in the Field next above, near House of Correction, is the Same that is mentioned in Mr Ric. Atkinson’s Acct. of Mr Malliveret’s Estate; and Malliveret being the Owner thereof is charged for a part, Viz. 6s. 8d. that he receives of the Lessee Mr Langton, who is charged for the other part; and as the Rent of both Fields against this No. 664 was taken together at 7£ 6s. 8d. of that Sum, is to Malliveret, and 6£ 13s. 4d. to Langton. WH’
Owner: Mr James Chorley
Occupier: Robert Helm
Property:
Location: Fishergate north side
Tenure: yearly rental
Note: See No. 836

665
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: Robert Abbat
Property: field
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £6 10s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Name: Brick Hill Field
Tenure: yearly rental

666
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: Samuel Fogg
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.25
Annual rental value: £0 15s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Name: Habitarsall Field
Tenure: yearly rental

667
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Occupier: Thomas Richardson
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Name: Habitarsall Field
Tenure: yearly rental

668
Owner: Longton School
Lessee: executors of John Hardman
Occupier: William Hudson
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 8s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Name: Habitarsall Field
Tenure: leasehold

669
Owner: Lady Peters
Lessee: Mr John Winder
Occupier: Robert Abbat
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 15s. 0d.
Location: Habitarsall Field north side
Tenure: leasehold

670
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Occupier: Thomas Whitehead esq
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 10s. 0d.
Location: Habitarsall Field north side
Tenure: yearly rental
Owner: Mr James Chorley
Occupier: Thomas Hodgkinson
Property:
Location:
Name: Hep-grave
Tenure: not given
Note: Note says see No 838

671
Owner: Richard Simpson
Occupier: Richard Simpson
Property: field
Name: Ratcliff Hey
Occupier: Richard Simpson
Property: field
Acreage (joint): 1.75
Annual rental value (joint): £6 10s. 0d.
Location: Friargate west side
Name: Sadler’s Croft
Tenure: owner occupied

672
Owner: Mr John Langton [of] Kirkham
Occupier: Mr Edward Stanley
Property: field
Location: Fryer Lane south side (Footway to [formerly] a dye-house)
Occupier: Mr Edward Stanley
Property: field
Acreage (joint): 1
Annual rental value (joint): £3 10s. 0d.
Location: south side said field, House of Correction on west side part thereof
Name: Washing pond Field
Tenure: yearly rental

673
Owner: Mr John Langton
Occupier: Widow Phipps
Property: field
Location: Fryer lane west of the Old Dye House
Name: Meadow Sikes
Occupier: Widow Phipps
Property: field
Acreage (joint): 3
Annual rental value (joint): £9 0s. 0d.
Location: south side said Field and adjoining thereto
Name: Meadow Sikes
Tenure: yearly rental

674
Owner: Borough
Occupier: David Fisher
Property: field
Acreage: 1.5
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side
Name: Sikes
Tenure: yearly rental

675
Owner: Mr Malliveret
Occupier: Jonathan Anderton
Property: field
Acreage: 0.25
Annual rental value: £0 15s. 0d.
Location: ‘south side off, and within that part of NO 707 that is on south side Fryer lane
Tenure: yearly rental

676
Owner: Mr Malliveret
Occupier: David Brown
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 5s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side (part of Bilsborough’s tenement)
Tenure: leasehold

677
Owner: Mrs Parr [of] Liverpool
Occupier: Margaret Blacklidge
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 10s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Tenure: yearly rental

678
Owner: Robert Chadock esq
Occupier: William Hudson
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 4s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental

679
Owner: Mr William Loxham [of] Longton
Occupier: Thomas Hodgkinson
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 10s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental

680
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: Samuel Fogg
Property: field
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £5 15s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Name: Crooked Acres
Tenure: leasehold
Note: Mr Malliveret crossed out as owner

681
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: John Derbyshire ‘taken of Hen. Watson’
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 10s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane south side
Name: Head Grave
Tenure: yearly rental

682
Owner: Robert Chadock esq
Occupier: John Pedder
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £2 16s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental

683
Owner: John Wilkinson
Occupier: Henry Watson
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 10s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental

684
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Occupier: Luke Astley
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £2 5s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental

685
Owner: John Cooke
Occupier: John Cooke
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane north side
Name: Goldsmiths Bank
Tenure: owner occupied

686
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: William Hudson
Property: field
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £6 0s. 0d.
Location: Standprick Lane west end of
Name: Lancaster Meadow
Tenure: yearly rental

687
Owner: Mrs Parkinson widow
Occupier: Isaac Cooke
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: Fishergate north side
Tenure: yearly rental

688
Owner: Mr John Atherton
Occupier: Joseph Gurnall
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: North Meadow Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

689
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: John Calland
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £2 15s. 0d.
Location: Broadgate end, Fishergate north side
Name: Dub’d Hedge
Tenure: yearly rental

690
Owner: Mrs Francks
Occupier: Thomas Whittle
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 1.5
Annual rental value: £3 15s. 0d.
Location: North Meadow Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

691
Owner: Mr James Nayler
Occupier: Turner, Stoppard & Fogg
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £1 15s. 0d.
Location: North Meadow Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

692
Owner: Mr James Nayler
Occupier: Turner, Stoppard & Fogg
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 0.375
Annual rental value: £0 17s. 6d.
Location: North Meadow Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

693
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: Turner, Stoppard & Fogg
Property:
Acreage: 0.375
Annual rental value: £0 17s. 6d.
Location: North Meadow Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

694
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Occupier: David Brown
Property:
Name: Golden Hill
Occupier: David Brown
Property: field
Acreage (joint): 1
Annual rental value (joint): £2 5s. 0d.
Location: North Meadow Lane
Name: Little Meadow
Tenure: yearly rental

695
Owner: Mr Stanley Werden
Occupier: Samuel Fogg
Property: field
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: North Meadow Lane (pasture)
Tenure: yearly rental

696
Owner: Mrs Franks
Occupier: Thomas Foster esq
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £2 5s. 0d.
Location: River Side
Name: Little Meadow
Tenure: yearly rental

not given
Owner: executors of Richard Arkwright
Occupier: Thomas Foster esq etc
Property:
Location: North Meadow Lane etc
Tenure: not given
Note: see No 263

697
Owner: Mr Nicholas Walmsley
Occupier: David Brown
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: North Meadow Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

698
Owner: William Bushell esq
Occupier: William Tipping
Property: field
Acreage: 1.5
Annual rental value: £3 15s. 0d.
Location: River Side
Tenure: yearly rental

699
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Occupier: George Graystock
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 0s. 0d.
Location: River Side
Name: Wood-holm
Tenure: yearly rental

700
Owner: Robert Chadock esq
Lessee: Mr James Markland
Occupier: George Graystock
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: River Side
Name: Wood-holm
Tenure: leasehold

701
Owner: executors of Mr Joseph Shawe
Occupier: William Walmsley senior
Property: field part
Acreage: 1.5
Annual rental value: £2 10s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side near Davil Bridge
Name: Davel or Dayfield Meadow
Tenure: yearly rental

Owner: Lady Peters
Lessee: John Walne
Occupier: William Walmsley senior
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side near Davil Bridge
Name: Davel or Dayfield Meadow
Tenure: leasehold

702
Owner: William Hardman
Occupier: George Osbaldeston
Property: field part
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 13s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side near Davil Bridge
Name: Davel or Dayfield Meadow
Tenure: yearly rental

703
Owner: Mr John Nock
Occupier: Mr John Nock
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 5s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side, A Plantation of Young Trees
Name: Walshman Brow
Tenure: owner occupied

704
Owner: Thomas Aldred
Occupier: Thomas Aldred
Property: field
Acreage: 1.5
Annual rental value: £4 10s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side
Tenure: owner occupied

705
Owner: Mr William Hardman
Occupier: Mr William Hardman
Property: field
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane south side
Tenure: owner occupied

706
Owner: Mr John Atherton
Occupier: Mr Evan Wall
Property: field
Occupier: Mr Evan Wall
Property: field
Acreage (joint): 1
Annual rental value (joint): £2 10s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental

707
Owner: David Fisher
Occupier: David Fisher
Property: field
Occupier: David Fisher
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £3 0s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane north side
Tenure: not given

708
Owner: Mr William Harrison
Occupier: Peter Farling
Property: field
Acreage: not given
Annual rental value: £2 15s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental

709
Owner: Lady Peters
Occupier: William Walmsley senior
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value: £2 15s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane north side
Tenure: leasehold

711
Owner: Mr John Assheton and Mr Charles Gibson
Occupier: Mr William Harrison
Property: 2 fields
Location: Fryer Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental
Occupier: Mr William Harrison
Property: field
Acreage (joint): 2.5
Annual rental value (joint): £7 7s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Moor Lane

710
Owner: Mr Nicholas Walmsley
Occupier: Robert Helme
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 3
Annual rental value: £8 10s. 0d.
Location: Fryer Lane north side
Tenure: yearly rental
Note: 710 and 711 out of order in book

712
Owner: Mr Thomas Addison
Occupier: Mr Thomas Addison
Property: 3 fields
Acreage: 3
Annual rental value: £6 0s. 0d.
Location: Marsh east side
Tenure: owner occupied

not given
Owner: Mrs Gradwell
Occupier: Richard Pemberton
Property: not given not given
Location: Marsh east side
Tenure: not given
Note: see No 833

713
Owner: Borough
Lessee: executors of Thomas Cowban
Occupier: Lancelot Butler
Property: 2 fields
Occupier: executors of Thomas Cowban
Property: field Little Sikes
Acreage (joint): 3
Annual rental value (joint): £6 0s. 0d.
Location: Marsh south of and near House of Correction east side
Tenure: leasehold

714
Owner: Borough
Occupier: Mr James Naylor
Property: field
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £5 0s. 0d.
Name: New Marsh Meadow
Location: Marsh east side south of and near House of Correction
Tenure: leasehold

715
Owner: Borough
Occupier: Mr Stanley Werden
Property: mill and kiln
Annual rental value: £10 0s. 0d.
Location: Marsh east side south of and near House of Correction
Tenure: leasehold

716
Owner: Borough
Lessee: Mr James Nayler
Occupier: Mr William Rishton
Property: house
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Name: ‘Spaw House & Spaw’
Location: Marsh east side
Tenure: leasehold

717
Owner: Mr William Marsden
Occupier:
Property: field
Acreage: not given
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: not given
Name: Bugmire Hole
Tenure: not given

718
Owner: Richard Simpson dyer
Occupier: Mr Edward Stanley Governr.
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £2 0s. 0d.
Location: joining to Maudlins on south side
Tenure: yearly rental

719
Owner: Mrs Elizabeth Boulton
Occupier: Richard Poole
Property: field
Acreage: 0.75
Annual rental value: £1 10s. 0d.
Location: joining to Maudlins on south side
Name: Santer’s Croft
Tenure: yearly rental

720
Owner: Mr Henry Cottam
Occupier: Thomas Parr butcher
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Location: River Side
Occupier: Thomas Parr butcher
Property: field
Acreage: 1
Annual rental value (joint): £4 10s. 0d.
Location: Alley Lane
Tenure: leasehold

721
Owner: John Winckley esq
Occupier: William Baynes
Property: bay of building
Annual rental value: £0 15s. 0d.
Location: St John’s Weind east side
Tenure: yearly rental

722
Owner: Mr John Atherton
Occupier: John Dickinson
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 0s. 0d.
Location: Alley Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

723
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Lessee: Peter Pedder
Occupier: Thomas Sill
Property: field
Acreage: 1.5
Annual rental value: £5 5s. 0d.
Location: Alley Lane
Name: Bell Founder
Tenure: leasehold

724
Owner: Mr Richard Pedder
Occupier: Matthew Read ‘taken of John Derbyshire’
Property: field
Acreage: 1.5
Annual rental value: £4 12s. 6d.
Location: Maudlin Lane
Tenure: yearly rental
Note: occupation

725
Owner: Borough
Occupier: Stephen Ellot
Property: parcel of waste ground
Annual rental value: £0 2s. 0d.
Location: not given
Tenure: not given
Note: ‘N:B. That the Contents to Numbers 721 and 725 in the First Draught of the Survey being [inserion indecipherable] Taken, and twice Entered by Mistake is the Reason that the above specified Contents Supplys the Place of those two Numbers’

726
Owner: John Cumbrall
Occupier: John Whalley
Property: field
Acreage: not given
Annual rental value: £0 10s. 0d.
Location: Maudlin Lane
Tenure: yearly rental

727
Owner: Matthew Read
Occupier:
Property: 2 fields parts
Acreage: 0.25
Annual rental value: £0 10s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Town End
Name: Maudlin Field
Tenure: owner occupied
Note: two parts of 0.125 acres each

728
Owner: Robert Brooks
Lessee: Elizabeth Holt
Occupier:
Property: 2 fields parts
Acreage: 0.375
Annual rental value: £0 15s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Town End
Name: Maudlin Field
Tenure: leasehold
Note: two parts of 0.125 and 0.25. ‘NB. Eliz. Holt on Acct. of her helping to keep James Eastham but to pay 1d.pr. Quarter for the Rent of this No 728, 15£ Land & No. 217 at 1£ 10s. pr. Ann. Housing’

729
Owner: Alderman Mr Thornton
Occupier:
Property: 2 fields part
Acreage: 1.25
Annual rental value: £3 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Town End
Name: Maudlin Field
Tenure: leasehold

730
Owner: Lady Peters
Occupier: executors of Hugh Gurnall
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Town End
Name: Maudlin Field
Tenure: leasehold

731
Owner: Lady Peters
Lessee: executors of Hugh Gurnall
Occupier: William Walmsley (longway)
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Town End
Name: Maudlin Field
Tenure: leasehold

732
Owner: Lady Peters
Occupier: James Harrison
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.5
Annual rental value: £1 0s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Town End
Name: Maudlin Field
Tenure: leasehold

733
Owner: William Gregson
Occupier:
Property: field part
Acreage: 0.25
Annual rental value: £0 10s. 0d.
Location: Friargate Town End
Name: Maudlin Field
Tenure: leasehold

734
Owner: Ellen Drinkwater
Occupier: Edward Blackburn
Property: 2 fields
Acreage: 2
Annual rental value: £5 0s. 0d.
Location: Maudlin Lane
Tenure: yearly rental
Note: ‘NB With respect to Widow Drinkwater keeping of her Grand-children, She is but to pay 3d. Per Month for the Rent of No 268, at 12£ 10s. And No 734 at 5£ per Annum.’

735
Owner: Henry Fleetwood esq
Occupier: Roger Walshman
Property: not given
Acreage: 50
Annual rental value: £50 0s. 0d.
Location: Nigher Maudlins
Tenure: yearly rental
Note: acreage and rent would seem to be a mistake

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