Thursday, 24 February 2022

Turton Steward's Accounts 1687 - 1694

This document at Lancashire Archives contains an account of expenditure relating to Turton. The records were kept by an unknown administrator, most likely the steward of the manor for James Chetham Esquire of Turton Tower.

The accounts contain mention of a number of Turton people, and give details of the purchase of various supplies, payments to workers, tax payments, and a robbery at Kearsley Bridge in 1689, amongst other things.

The visits to Etwall in Derbyshire recorded in August 1694 would likely have been for Abigail Chetham to visit her mother's family; her maternal grandfather being Sir Samuel Sleigh, the manorial lord of Etwall.

Sums of money are periodically given for distribution to the poor, and the overseers names can be cross referenced with the list of Turton overseers of the poor: Richard Lowe (1689), John Knowles (1690), John Holt (1691), John Rainford (1692), James Warburton (1693) and Makepeace Mason (1694).

The accounts also record the burial of Mrs Walmsley in 1688, the widow of James Walmsley.

Copies of this document are available for members to view in the TLHS archive, although its contents are reproduced in full below.

Turton Accounts 1687 - 1694
Turton Accounts 1687 - 1694
Lancashire Archives Ref: DDX1423

A Note of what I have Disbursed Since February 14th (1687)

£sd  
Feb: 18th (87)paid to John Wood for a loop of Mault046
March 12thPaid to Richard Orrell Churchwarden for Suit-money to London0156
24Paid to the Old prince for two Oxen776
Aprill 4Paid to Robert Fogge for Chappel Dyall006
14Paid to Chr: Horrockes for hired Officers0170
14Paid to Richard Orrell Churchwarden per 4 Months to ye poore298
22Spent att Bury on my Selfe & horse004
22Paid to Richard Orrell 6 Fifteens070
May 2Paid to Richard Orrell Senr. for 2 Oxen01310
7Paid to John Brooke Waller for Tobacco006
14Paid to Lawrence Haworth for 2 Loads of Lime028
14Paid to Lawrence Haworth for a Meale-Sieve010
16Paid to Richard Orrell Senr. to make his years rent: 5th bo?:2132
28Paid p. Leather-patches for washing Schoolehouse006
June 6thPaid for a Load of Lime014
11Spent at Manchester when I went for Physicke for children004
July 20thPaid for a fat calfe for Barlow076
28Paid to Chr: Horrocks Constable a Lay113
31Paid to Giles Marsh for 3 Months to ye Poore1173
31Paid for ye Mill-measure att Bolton002
August 1Spent at Blackburne when I went for a Maid004
6Paid to James Piccoppe for 2 Loads of Lime028
9Paid to Robt. Hamer for Shoeing a Sledge006
9Paid to Benjamin Knowles100
Septembr 6Paid to Giles Marsh for 2 Months to ye poore1410
6Paid to Chr: Horrocks Constable for hearths0140
11Paid to Chr: Horrocks for Prisoners at Lanc: Bridges passengers &c.080
18Paid to Law: Haworth for 6 Loads of Lime to ye Mill000
18Paid for a Show Setting on when I went to Lostocke001
25Paid to George Tayle[?] Miller for his wages2100
October 24Paid for the Steward at Pilkingtons010
26Paid to Giles Marsh for 2 Months to ye Poore1410
July 27 (89)Paid to John Brooke Mason0100
Augt 3Paid to John Brooke Mason100
5Paid a pr of Shoes @ Manchester
8Paid to Rich Dewhurst for Salter 3d Month Lay0180
10Paid to John Lowe for Worke144
13Pd to Rich: Lowe for 2 Months (viz) July et Augt1410
17Paid to John Tabernacle060
31Paid to Rich Lowe for one Month for Marsden0125
Septmbr 2Paid to Ralph Croitchlaw for a Load of Salr076
24Paid for 2 Oxen att Inglewhite5150
Spent at Same time upon our selves & horses0110
26Paid to Rich: Dewhurst a Lay for Tong-Moore, Prisoners at Lancaster &c.0180
29Paid to John Tabernacle050
29Paid to John Brooke030
20Paid to Tho: Booth for mending Bridge020
October 23.Paid to Rich: Lowe for 3 Months for poore (viz) September, October & Nov.1173
23Paid for the Steward at Pilkingtons010
Nov 7Spent when we went to pay Money to Mr Lever at Bolton040
7Paid for horse spine010
14Paid to Tho: Taylor 6 fifteens070
15Paid for the first Land Tax100
Given towards Armigroaves bridge050
22Paid to Rich: Pilkington for hearths180
December 9Paid for Stone Nails003
14Paid for Nabb Moore0110
14Paid to Sam: Bradshaw's man006
Spent at the Same time009
paid widd. Lomax for Potatoes016
20Paid to the Schoolmaster for children1130
21Paid for a Robbery at Kearsley Bridge060
23Paid to Ra: Critchley for a Load of Salt080
January 10Paid for the Second Land Tax100
11Spent at Manchester when I went about Childrens Table006
1688
October 28Spent att Preston when Hugh & I went to ye Faire064
Nov: 19thPaid for C?????????????????? & Beesom & 2 Manchets022
Dec: 17thPaid to the Schoolmaster & Children1160
Jan: 26Paid to Giles Marsh for 4 Months to ye poore298
31Paid to Tho: Mather Constable a Ly for Militia-Officers & Gypsies &c.048
Paid for Frosling[?] a horse when Mrs Walmsley was buried002
Spent when I went to Baldwin Stone wth a horse006
Feb: 18Paid to Ralph Holt for 2 Oxen680
18Paid for N???? Tongues & B?s????0410
March 14Paid to Law: Haworth 4 Fifteens048
14Paid to Law: Haworth for a Lay yt Richard Orrell was behind with last yeare050
14Paid to Ralph Croitchley for a Load of Salt076
Aprill 10Paid to Giles Marsh for 3 Months & a half to poore23
18Paid to William Kershaw for 2 Oxen5140
To Widd. Beattersby for a hoop of Mault043
28Paid to John Barlowe Taylor100
May 8Paid to John Bromiley for his wages600
14Paid to Widd Lomax for a ???? Calfe050
29Paid to Rich: Dewhurst for first Month Lay0180
29Paid to Rich: Booth for his wife060
June 2For a fat Calfe from me070
10Paid to James Knowles for 5 days at Bywater034
11Paid to Mrs Chetham100
11Paid to John Leach for 12 days works060
11Paid to John Leach Junr for 11 days worke056
11Paid to John Leach for Leatherpatches009
15Paid to John Leach Senr for 8 days worke040
15Paid to John Leach Junr for 4 days worke020
15Paid to John Leach Junr for half a Stone of harire005
15Paid to John Leach for Haire & Lime009
15Paid to Rich Lowe for 2 months (viz) May & June1410
29Paid for a Shaw Halt per Mrs Chetham026
20For a Fatt-Calfe from me066
January 29Spent when I wen with wth. Children to Manchester016
Febr 4Spent I went to Bolton wth. Mr Chetham006
5Paid to Richard Lowe for 4 Months for poore (viz) December, January, Feb: & March298
20Paid for 5 yrds & a quarter of Cloth for old Smith0106
20Spent when Wm, Wood & I went to Howkam005
March 10Spent when I went to Blackeburne006
10Paid for Shott & Powder006
14Paid to Ja: Kershawe Senr. the first Land Tax1100
21Paid towards Mary Bentley funerall0100
23Paid to Tho: Haworth for going to Widd Longworth003
Aprill 1690 12Paid to Rich Lowe for 2 Months for poore1410
17Paid at Manchester when I went for Children020
28Spent at Manchester when I brought them back018
May 1Paid to Rich: Lowe for one Month for poore0125
5Paid to Ralph Critchley for a Load of Salt076
14Paid for Steward at Houst?010
15Paid to Madam Chetham200
Given Battersby's wife for honey070
30Paid to Makepeach Mason for the second Land Tax1100
June 5Spent when I went for Children to Manchester044
6Paid for 2 Wiskers for Smithie006
July 7Paid to Rich Pikington Constable030
19Paid to Dr Lowe for physicke026
21Paid to Robt. Isherwood for Slate1100
24Paid to John Knowles for 2 Months for poore140
Augt 1Paid to Rich Pilkington Constable046
11Paid for Nailes at Smithie for Slaters026
*ber 30Paid to Jno. Knowles for 2 Months for poore1410
*ber 2Paid to Makepeace Mason for 3 Land Tax1100
22Spent at Haslingden Faire0010
26Spent at Burnley Faire020
28Spent at Blakeburne Faire006
*ber 2Spent at Bolton Faire006
6Paid to Ra: Croichlaw for a Load of Salt076
Paid to the Shearers0110
Octobr. 8Paid for Steward at Court010
1690 13Spent upon Ja: Owdam at measuring Smiths007
28Spent at Preston Faire06
Nov. 8Paid to Wm. Wood 6 Fifteen for Church070
8Paid to Jno. Knowles for 2 Months for poore1410
10Paid for a Lock for Smithie025
15Paid (for Bridges & prisoners att Lancaster to George Horwich)060
Dec: 8Paid to Makepeace Mason for 4th Land Tax1100
12Paid to Mr. Samuel att Manchester036
12Paid att Manchester when I went for Children0104
16Paid for Rich: Welsh Cloathes110
19Paid to Wm Wood a Lay for Sallom1410
19Paid to the Schoolmaster for Childrens wages190
24Paid for a Share Mood042
January 6Paid to James Oldham198
10Paid to John Bromiley for his wages300
12Spent when I went with Children to Manchester019
Feb: 7Paid to Hamlett Lowe for his wages470
7Paid to John Knowles for 3 months to poor1173
March 2Paid to Rich: Lowe for the first Land Tax1160
16Paid to Ralph Critchlay for a Load of Salt076
April 7Paid to John Bromiley for his wages290
1691 10Spent when I fetcht children from Manchester030
13Paid for a Bull att Blackburne3160
13Spent att the same time0010
14Paid to John Knowles for 4 Months to poore298
and for 2 Months ????1410
20Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester018
May 6Paid for Steward att Pilkingtons010
9Paid for a New Spade028
28Paid to Mr Samuell010
28Spent when I went for Children to Manchester022
June 4Paid to Rich: Lowe for 2d Land Tax1160
6Paid for Setting on 2 Shoes when wee cam from Hollins002
Pd by Ralph to James Oldham at several times for work at Smithy and Bridge13156
1691
June 9Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester018
23Spent att Haslingden Faire014
July 20Spent at Bolton Faire006
20Paid for Bolton Moore Causway &c.110
Augt 3Paid to Ralph Critchley for a Load of Salt076
10Paid to Lawrence Hargreaves att Wood0170
17Paid to the Constable for Wayoh Bridge pr060
22Spent when I went to Manchester for Children020
27Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester016
27Paid to Rich: Lowe for 3 Land Tax1160
Paid to Widd Battersby0116
Septembr: 22Spent when I viewed the Tithe-corne009
Octobr. 5Paid to Ralph Critchley for a Load of Salt076
7Paid for Steward att Pilkingtons010
26Paid for Iron to Shoe Wheels220
26Paid to John Haworth for Hay040
Nov. 21Spent when Iwent to see Capt. Hulme Oxen010
Dec. 4Paid to Rich: Lowe for 4 Land Tax1160
18Spent when I went for Children to Manchester044
18Paid to Mrs Mosley for Childrens Cloathes0126
19Paid for a Quarter of Beefe & a Leg of Veale0166
19Spent att the Same time004
21Paid to Schoolmaster for Childrens wages1166
January 11Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester016
27Paid to John Holt for 2 Months to poore1410
Feb: 2Spent when I went to Rivington to see Oxen008
15Paid to Tho: Meadowcroft 5 fifteens & Church0510
15Paid to Knocker in Bolton & Mill Spindle0100
March. 7Paid to John Holt for 2 Months to poore1410
1692 25Spent when I went for Mr Sam: et frater?020
25Paid for a quire of paper for Mr. Sam:008
for Clewkin for Masons003
31Spent when I went to Mr Farringtons009
31Paid for a Cow att Livesey-Hall590
Aprill 5Spent when I went with Children to Manchester020
to Widd Battersby for honey029
18Paid to Mr Green for Guinneys0010
20Paid for Steward at Pilkingtons010
May 2Paid to the Poll for Mr Chetham & Children280
2Paid to Nathan Walker for 2 Oxen9158
2Spt. when we went with Mrs Abigale to Monnhest?018
1692
May 12Spent when I went for Children to Manchester022
14Paid to Constable for bridges, prisoners &c.096
23Spent when I went with Children to Manchester022
27Paid to John Kay for 3 Loads of Lime040
June 3Paid to Wm. Wood for first Land Tax1160
6Paid to Ralph Critchley for a Load of Salt076
18Paid to Mr Wardle att Manchester1000
18Spent att the same time008
Pd Willm. Wood for Goose056
27Paid for mending Mill Lock & for a key008
30Paid for ½ Bulls hide & ½ a horse hide0156
30Paid to Wm: Wood the 2d Land Tax1160
July 6Paid to John Rainford for 3 Months to poore1173
25Paid for a quarter to the Poll for Mr Chetham280
Pd. to Widd Battersby for honey0116
Augt 6Paid to John Haworth for Schoolmasters Table400
22Paid for a Guinney to Mr Green for Mrs118
Sept 3Paid to Wm. Wood for 3 Land Tax1160
27Spent when I went to looke att a Barne neare Ellenbrough Chappell006
28Spent when I went to Manchester for Mr Samuel at frater018
October 5Paid John Rainford for 3 months to poore1173
5Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester018
7Paid for Steward att Pilkingtons010
27Paid for 3d quarter to the Poll for Mr Chetham280
27Paid to Ralph Critchley for 2 Load of Salt0150
Dec 2Paid to Wm. Wood for 4 Land Tax1160
& for a goose086
10Spent when I did goe about Mr Bent008
17Spent when wee went to Manchester for Children0119
24Paid to the School master for part of the Childrens wages100
January 10Spent when I went to Manchester with Children016
18Paid to John Entwistle for 2 Oxen8188
18Paid to Lawrence Haworth for 20? Loads of Lime yt went to Tower & Smithy1174
18Paid to Lawrence Haworth for Shearing and makeing of Hay (????????)0152
28Paid for the 4 quarter to the Poll280
Feb 20Paid to John Hewitt for 2 hogsheads and vinegar076
March 27Spent when I went to Manchester for Children020
1693 27Paid to John Brandwood for 1st Land Tax126
93
March 29Spent when I went to the funerall of Robt. Beswicke008
Aprill 13Spent when I went to Manchester for Children018
15Paid to John Rainsford for 7 months to poore4611
24Paid to Henry Ashworth 5 fifteens for Church0510
28Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester018
May 2Paid to John Kay at Grindle for 16 loads of lime114
11Paid to Steward att Pilkingtons010
June 1Paid to Mr Samuel att Manchester026
10Spent when Children came from Manchester029
15Paid to John Brendwood 2d Land Tax126
Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester022
July 4Paid to Mrs Abigail att Hollins010
31Spent when I wen wth Mrs Abigail to Manchester010
pd for Tiping? of a Sace pan [crossed out]010
Augt 3Spent when I went to Manchester 4 Children018
24Paid to the Churchwarden 12 Fifteens0140
28Spent when I went wth. Children to Manchester018
31Paid to James Warbuton for 4 months to poor298
Sept. 4Paid to Ra: Critchley for 2 Load of Salt & 3 load of lime0190
14Paid to John Brendwood 3d: Land Tax126
16Paid to the Constable for Bridges er.0136
27Paid towards the old Smiths horse023
Oct 2&3Spent at Bolton Faire 010
9Paid for Nailes006
12Paid att Pilkingtons for Steward010
21Paid to Ja: Warbuton for one Month to poore (crossed out)0125
3Paid to Mr Haddon att Bolton (crossed out)1130
to Wm. Wood for goose050
3Paid to Annis Holden09
3Paid for a great Pan011
3Paid for a Little Pan0111
3Paid for Pewter012
9Paid for Beefe020
Nov. 2Paid to Mrs Pen: Frankland056
2Spent the Same day006
10Paid to the Schoolmaster006
10Paid to ye Old Smith for Coales400
25Paid to Wm. Horrobin for Law: funerall01
27Paid for a Psalter for Edward009
Dec. 9 (93)Paid to John Brandwood 4 Land Tax126
11Paid to Tho: Lowe for physick0210
12Paid for a post Letter004
15Spent att Manchester when Mr Sam: & George came home056
Paid to Wm. Lomax for hay making (93)0114
22Paid to John Lowe for 18 days mossing0120
Jan: 1Spent when I bought Ralph Critchley Oxen004
Pd. Ja: Kershaw senr. for hay050
5Paid for Roger Nuttall Cloaths0120
6Paid to Giles Entwisle for 2 Oxen1090
9Spent when Mr Sam: & George went to Manchester018
19Spent when I bought a cow at Lever-hall004
paid Rich: Orrell (sen) for hay040
20Paid to James Warburton for 14 Months to ye poore81310
pd. John Wood senr. for a load of Corne0100
Feb: 14Paid to Lichfield for 2 Oxen10150
March 4Paid for Dan-Lads Cloaths060
12Paid for a parire of Trace?026
21Paid to James Ashworth 3 Land taxes376
27 (94)Paid to Mr Samuel0126
27Paid att Manchester when Mr Sam: & George came home022
Aprill 16Paid att Manchester when Mr Sam: went to Oxford013
23Paid to Little Miller when he went away056
paid Widd. Battersby080
23Spent at Bury Faire006
23Paid to Sam: Worthington 3 Bills046
24Paid Madam Chetham to pay ye Ditchers016
30Paid for a Corderius0010
May 2Paid for Mr Valentine att Pilkingtons010
3Paid to Barlow Taylor200
10Spent when I went with Mrs Abigail to Manchester016
25Paid to Mrs Abigail in Manchester0140
25Spent when I went for her home againe016
28Paid to William Kay1100
June 11Paid for two polls for Mr Chetham4160
pd. Widd. Battersby upon account257
11Paid to Makepeace Mason for 3 months to ye poore1173
23Paid to Richard Orrell junr. for a calfe090
July 6Given to a servt. at Pikehouse006
19Spent at Bolton Faire006
July 26 (94)Paid to Mrs Abigail at Manchester090
26Paid for a spurr for my own charges0010
Augt: 20Paid to Agnes Holden0105
September 30Paid at Pilkingtons for ye singers024
pd. Richard Haworth for Hay100
October 1Paid to Ralph Critchley for 3 Loads of Salt & 2 Loads of Lime148
24Paid for Mr Valentine att Pilkingtons010
pd. to John Holt for 9 Months for ye poor5119
Decr. 6pd. to James Ashworth 4th Land Tax126
pd. to John Wood (junr.) one Poll280
pd. to Wm. Wood for knitting070
pd. George Knowles for Hay0134
pd. Rainsford's Ladds for Tenting hay & one day shearing11710
pd. William Rawstorne for ? loads of Hay at 15s 3150?
Jan: 21pd. Tho: Booth for a fat cow bought of him5149
Feb: 6pd. Makepeace Mason for 7 months for the poor4611
pd. Roger Holden's wife for Che????0129
August
1(94)Spent when we went into Derbyshire wth. Mrs Abigaile0125
30Spt. in going to Derbyshire to fetch Mrs Abigailes home0110
pd. to Mrs Abigaile when she went for Derbyshire0180
Given at Etwell &c.070
An acct. of wt. I have Disbursed & for Severall things
April 6th 1688
Imp.Pd for fine thread006
6Pd for 4 yrds of Blue Callico for Children044
6Pd for wt. Bromiley had laid downe (viz)013
18Pd for a quarter of Veale017
20Pd to Mrs Mosley for mending Childrens Cloaths018
20Pd for a Horne-booke002
20Pd for 2 Doz: of Corks004
29Pd for 2 Loaves008
May 25Pd for a forequarter of Mutton020
25Pd for a Boule, 2 Tem Seives & a Manchett009
25For 2 Manchetts002
July 2Pd for 6 Loaves & a double Manchet022
10ber 19Pd for 2 Loaves & 4 double Manchetts and two Cabbages018
19Pd to Mrs Pen: Frankland0107
19Pd to my Wife for Butter0100
1689 Augt 22dPd for a cabbage & vinegar00
Sept 27Pd for a hose for a brewing vessell004
Oct 3Pd for a Basket & Cabbage007
Novr 19Pd for Callisand, Beesoms & 2 Manchetts022
19Pd for a pr. of shoes & a Manchet0010
Decr 12Pd for Cabbages008
12Pd for Callisand & Chalke010
Feb: 18Pd for Near Tongues & Beesoms0210
18Pd for Turnips & Potts00
26Pd to George Walmsley for Stockings017
1698Pd for a Breast of Veale008
March 31Pd for a hind quarter of Veale024
31Pd for a Combe & Judith006
3Pd for a quarter of Veale019
3Pd to Annis Holden021
23Pd to my wife for Butter170
29Pd for 3 Boules & a Tem Sieve0010
29For Izeing glass & Brimstone00
2dFor a fore quarter of Mutton029
1691
August 23Pd att Edward Scott Shopp in Manchester016
23Pd to my Wife for Butter034
23Pd for Chickens010
1692
Sept 25Pd for a Stone of Onions att Haslingden011
Oct 9Pd for apples for Mr002
16Pd for Dying an Apron & Stockings009
Nov 19Pd for Beefe & apples008
Dec. 5Pd for att Thornleys & Triming a Sawcepan014
5Pd for Dying Judith Stockings003
Jan: 15Pd for a hinde quarter of Veale024
Feb: 19Pd for a fore quarter of Veale023
19Pd for 6 pound of Beanes017
March 12Pd Annis Holden011
1693
April 3Pd for a Leg of Veale010
May 7Pd for a Rack of Veale007
1694
May 26Pd for a Comb for Mr Gervas006
June 16Pd to Madam Chetham026
24Pd for Wooden Vesellss att Haslingden0011
25Pd for a forequarter of Lamb014
25Pd for Triming a Sawce pan010
July 5Pd for Beefe0610
5Pd to Annis Holden for Sack008
5Pd for 4 Doz: of thread buttons0011
5Pd for a Cord fo? the? Sack[?]003
Pd to Jno. Pilkington for 4 piggs and for wheatbread149
pd to my wife for three stone of Butter0150
pd to John Wood sen for Butter056
pd to my wife for eggs er.061
415
48
934
An Act. of wt. I have Disbursed for Mrs Abigail Senr
March 2 1690
Imp:Paid to Mrs Abigail when Chr: Userwood met yo? Brother050
6Paid for the Carriage of physicke from London026
14Paid for Mrs Abigail att the funerall of Ann Wood007
14Paid for her for the first Land Tax046
June 4Paid for her for the 2d Land Tax046
Sept 4Paid for her for the 3d Land Tax046
Dec 4Paid for her for the 4th Land Tax046
Spent att Manchester when Shee went to London046
1692
May 2dPaid for her for first quarter for Poll0110
July 25Paid for her for 2d quarter for Poll0110
Oct 27Paid for her for 3d quarter for Poll0110
Jan: 28Paid for her for 4th quarter for Poll0110
June 3dPaid for her to Wm. Wood for prt Land Tax046
30Paid for her for 2d Land Tax046
Sept 3Paid for her for 3d Land Tax046
Dec 2Paid for her for 4th Land Tax046
1693Spent when wee went to Chester for her012
March 27Paid to John Brendwood for her for prt Land Tax033
June 10Paid for her for the 2d Land Tax033
Sept 14Paid for her for the 3d Land Tax033
Dec 8Paid for her for the 4th Land Tax033
1694Paid to James Ashworth for 3 Land Taxes099
Paid to John Wood Junr. for 2 polls120
Decr 6paid to James Ashworth 4th Land Tax033
pd. to John Wood (junr) the 3d poll0110
84