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 Post subject: Marsden in 1765 - 1890
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Saturday 24 May 1890

Marsden in 1765

The following copy of "an assessment for the necessary relief of the poor, and for the other purposes in the several Acts of Parliament mentioned relating to the poor for the township of Marsden, in the county of Lancaster, made and assessed the second day of May, 1765, being the first rate for this present year, at 3d. in the pound," will be of interest to a considerable number of our readers. It offers an interesting contrast to the present valuation of the township. The document does not state what period of time the rate was expected to cover, but the occupiers of premises mentioned in the list below will be able to form a comparison between the past and present value of the buildings. By multiplying by six the amount which the rate realised it will be seen what the poor rate would have amounted to at its present rate of 1s. 6d. in the pound, in 1765. A comparison between this amount and the rate just levied on the township will represent the past and present value of the premises. The document is also of interest in showing what families were established in Marsden 125 years ago. The following is the list:-
Banistre Walton, Esq., 9s.; ditto, Green middens, 2s. 3d.; ditto William Baldwin, Clough Head, 1s. 3d.; ditto, John Thornton, 3s. 7 1/2d.; J. Clayton, Esq., Croft, 6d.; T. Foulds, Esq., Coalsike, 9d.; Lord Derby, 5 1/2d.; Mr. George Hartley, 5s. 4 1/2d.; ditto, Hodge House, 2s. 6d.; ditto, White Yates, 9 1/2d.; Mr. Sagar, of Catlow, 7s.; James Robinson, 4s. 3d.; John Holgate, 2s. 4 1/2d.; William Sagar, 1s. 9d.; Richard Sagar, 3s.; John Ridehalgh, for Southfd (Southfield) 3s. 4 1/2d.; William Boulton, 5s.; James Driver, 2s. 9d.; Lawrence Manknols, 7s. 9d.; ditto, Kingstonehill, 2s.; ditto, Hilly Field, 2s. 3d.; Jeffrey Shackleton, 4s. 6d.; John Kippax, 4s. 3d.; Richard Ellot, 4s. 3d.; ditto for Lee, 2s.; William Towers, 2s. 3d.; John Wood, 2s. 10 1/2d.; Lawrence Hargreaves, 1s. 9d.; William Heap, 2s. 6d.; Henry Leigh, 1s.; James Tillotson, 4s.; Robert Hartley, Watterside, 3s.; Robert Walsh, 1s. 1 1/2d.; ditto, for house, 3d.; George Halstead, 2s. 9d.; ditto, Bot-house, 2s.; Reedyford, 3s. 10 1/2d.; James Halstead, 1s. 7 1/2d.; James Mitchel, 2s. 3d.; Richard Foulds, 2s.; John Hartley, Lee, 1s. 1 1/2d.; Haggate Yate, 2s.; James Ridehalgh, White walls 2s. 5 1/2d.; ditto, for Cock leach, 1s. 10 1/2d.; Thomas Murgatroyd, 2s. 9d.; John Utley, Gibhill, 1s. 1 1/2d.; Widdow Catlow, 6d.; James Rushton, 1s. 6d.; Thomas Mitchel, 1s. 3d.; John Hartley, Height, 1s. 9d.; John Whalley, 2s.; Abram Driver, 1s. 9d.; John Hargreaves, Bridgend, 2s.; Henry Hartley, Green, 2s. 4 1/2d.; Henry Sagar, 9d.; Mr. Cunliffe, 1s. 9d.; John Hindle, Church CLough, 1s. 6d.; Thos. Dent, 4s. 3d.; Jno Spencer, 1s. 9d.; Mr. Cunliffe, Kilnhill, 1s. 3d.; Richard Nutter, 1s. 6d.; Jno Rocinson, 2s.; Wm. Midgley, 2s. 3d.; Jno Ridehalgh, 1s. 10 1/2d.; do. for Cockleach, 1s. 6d.; Doughty, 2s. 3d.; Dry Clough, 3s.; Wm. Blackwell, Salterforth, 2s. 1 1/2d.; do, Swainsplat, 2s. 3d.; Knare Hill, 1s. 9d.; Jno. Parkers, 2s.; Old Bills, 6d.; Stephen Ellot, 1s. 9d.; do. High Flatts, 1s.; John Firth, House, 4 1/2d.; Henry Ecroyd, House, 3d.; Samsbery, 3d.; Dr. Turner, 6d.; James Rushton, Wackersall, 1s. 9d.; do. for Green, 1s. 6d.; do. for his house, 3d.; John Hartley, Gibfield, 1s. 6d.; Mr. Kippax, 5s.; John Hargreaves, 3s. 3d.; do. Causeyfoot, 1s. 6d.; Law Ridehalgh, 4s. 3d.; Richard Sutcliffe,, 2s. 9d.; Henry Ecroyd, (Edgend), 4s. 7 1/2d.; do. for Height, 1s. 3d.; John Ecroyd, (Crossfield), 9 1/2d.; do. for his house, 4 1/2d.; Richard Ecroyd, Lomishaw, 2s. 7 1/2d.; John Ridehalgh, 4s. 9d.; Henry Sagar, Whitefield, 3s. 3d.; Henry Sagar, for Duerd. (Duerden), 3s. 9d.; do. for his house, 4 1/2d.; Joshua Smith, 3s. 3d.; Wm. Spencer, 2s. 4 1/2d.; do. Lane End, 3d.; Mr. Bragg, 1s. 1 1/2d.; Widdow Harrison, 2s. 6d.; Ambrose Wigglesworth, 2s. 1 1/2d.; Wm. Tod, 1s. 6d.; John Robertshaw, 1s. 6d.; Wm. Whalley, 4s. 3d.; Wm Barker, 1s. 7 1/2d.; Hibson Tenement, 1s.; Jno. Catlow, 2s. 5 1/2d.; James Rushton, Chappel, 7 1/2d.; Geo. Haworth, Height, 9d.; Richard Ecroyd, Hollinghall, 9d.; Miles Aspden, 6d.; Lionel Blakey, 1s. 6d.; James Wilson, 6d.; Joseph Whalley, 2s. 6d.; Joseph Turner, 1s.; Joseph Heyworth,, 1s. 7 1/2d.; Mr. Barcroft, 2s. 3d.; James Emmott, 1s.; Mr. Kippax, Bradley, 1s. 6d.; do. for ditto, 1s. 6d.; kiln and mill, 4s. 6d.; John Halstead, Westpastur, 9d.; Abram Clegg, 2s. 1 1/2d.; John Rigby, 2s. 9d.; do. for his house, 4 1/2d.;Jonas Nuttall, 2s. 9d.; Esquire Parker, Height, 6d.; Richard Marriott for Clay, 1s. 9d.; do. for his house, 9d.; John Blakey, house 3d.; Mr. Whittaker, Hawkshole (Hawks House), 1s. 9d.; Richard Ecroyd for Heyhead, 1s.; Mr. Ormerod, for Hibson Lane, 7 1/2d.; Thomas Hartley, 2s. 3d.; Ambrose Greenwood, houses, 9d.; James Rushton, Lindred, 4s. 6d.; James Taylor, 6d.; old eeting house, 4 1/2d.; total, £14 9s. 9 3/4d.
The rate is assessed by J. Ridehalgh and George Halstead, churchwardens, and Joseph Whalley and James Rushton, overseers of the poor. It was also "seen and allowed by us, two of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said county, witness our hands this 10th day of May, 1765, J. Clayton, A. Nowell." "This was published in the church on Sunday, the 12th of May, 1765, by me, Richard Farrar, clark." The document is in the handwriting of John Ecroyd, who was surveyor of highways in 1771. Mr. W. Ecroyd, jun., makes a calculation (in answer to a footnote on the document made by the late Mr. William Ecroyd, of Lomeshaye), showing that if the above assessment was at 3d. in the pound upon half value, the rateable value of the township of Marsden in 1765 would appear to have been £2,318 10s. It is now over £64,000.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:43 am 
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Thanks Mel, I will print this off and have a good study as it has some Kippaxs which must be linked to mine.
Green Middens was what is now Shelfield Farm in Southfield, the name was changed around the 1900's--it is owned by some very good friends of ours.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:05 pm 

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I think I like you will find family amongst this list. Has anyone any idea where Bridgend Marsden is?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:19 pm 
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Gill, some of them are Colne now---Church Clough is up Lenches Lane, so it could be over that way.
Before Church Clough is Bridgend and after it Kilnhill. Bridgend could therefore be the Bridge area at the bottom of Lenches Rd, Kilnhill I think is at the top.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:22 pm 

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Thanks Gloria. Is there a map I can download which would show these places.


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Gill, if you go on bingmaps and put in BB8 8HG then click on the drop down for Ordnance Survey Map it centres on Church Clough Farm, south of this as you look at the map you will find Kiln Hill Farm. I haven't managed to find Bridgend yet but would think it is north of Church Clough as you look at it.
www.old-maps.co.uk might be worth looking at as well.
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Thanks Gloria.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:31 pm 

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Its marked on the Greenwood Map of 1818, right on the border with Colne like you said Gloria. I hope this link works.

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environmen ... d/g4se.jpg

added: Yes it does work :D Once opened click to zoom.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Well spotted Mosiefish.

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