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The following documents relate to properties in various
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1276 - date: 21 Mar.
and Content] Final Concord: for £100: John Mort v Peter Stockton, Ann his wife,
Henry Mather, & Mary his wife -- 4 messuages, 1 barn, 2 shippons, 1
orchard, 1 garden, 4ac.land, 3ac. meadow, 4ac. pasture, & common of pasture
& turbary in Astley & Great Bolton --.
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1278 - date: 2 Feb.
[from Scope and Content] Lease for 10
years at £41 per year: Egerton Leigh of Twemlow, co. Chester, esq. & James
Wilde of Dane Bank, Lymm, co. Chester, esq. (devisees in trust of Thomas Mort
Froggatt of Damhouse in Tyldesley, esq. decd.) to William Gerard of Astley,
farmer -- messuage & 9 fields (8½a) called Walworks, & 4 fields (3a)
called Gortons, in Astley, late in the tenure of Joseph Burn -- Seals.
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1280 - date: 1 Oct.
and Content] Lease for 999 years at £3.0.9 per year: Thomas Sutton Mort
Froggatt of Dam House, esq. to Samuel Arrowsmith of Astley, gent. (eldest son
of Peter A. of Astley, manufacturer, decd.) -- 729 sq. yds. of land in Astley
-- Witn: John Gorst, Thomas Part. Plan. Seals.
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1281 - date: 1 Oct.
and Content] Lease for 999 years at £4.18.8 per year: parties Thomas Sutton
Mort Froggatt of Dam House, esq. to Samuel Arrowsmith of Astley, gent. (eldest
son of Peter A. of Astley, manufacturer, decd.) - DX 1184 sq.yds. of land in
Astley -- Witn: John Gorst, Thomas Part, John Lingard. Plan. Seals.
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1344 - date: 20 Aug.
and Content] Assignment of Trust: (1) Thomas Sutton of Damhouse. esq., John
Radcliffe of Leverpool, esq., (ii) George Farington of Shaw Hall, esq, George
Kenyon of Peel, esq., James Starkey of Penington, gent., James Hilton of
Penington, gent, John Mort of Astley, gent., & (iii) William Edwardson --
tenement in Cronton called Partes Groundes, on which used to stand Partes
House, & closes called the Field on the west side of the place where the
house stood, the Halfacre, Great & Little Cliffe, & Black Acre --
recites DX 1343, a fine & recovery pursuant thereto, & at lease at £10
per year to Thomas & Edward Wyke, 24 Apr. 1660. (Not executed)
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1345 - date: 6 Jun.
and Content] Assignment of Trust: (i) George Kenyon of Peel in Little Hulton,
esq. & John Mort of Astley, to (ii) Thomas Froggatt of Damhouse within
Astley, Robert Guillym of Atherton, George Kenyon the younger of Peel, esqs.,
Robert Bradley of Penington, John Brideoak of Atherton, Samuel Arrowsmith of
Astley, & Thomas Guest of Bedford, gents. -- tenement in Cronton called
Partes Groundes, on which used to stand Partes House, & closes called the
Field on the west side of the place where the house stood, the Halfacre, Great
& Little Cliffe, & Black Acre --
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1572 - date: 26 Jun.
and Content] Lease for 1 year: Thomas Mort of Little Hulton, gent., to Thomas
son of Charles Gest of Astley, husbandman -- messuage in Tyldesley purchased
from William Sothern, late in the tenure of Arthur Hope, decd. butcher, & a
moiety of a messuage in Pennington purchased from William Roscowe & William
Cooke, a close called the Stockleies late in the tenure of Richard Renacres,
part of a close called the Great Blackfeild, & 2 yearly rents of £5.6.8
purchased from Richard Urmston, esq. -- which by will of Adam, father of T.M.,
late of Tyldesley, for provision of a preaching minister in Astley, &
towards the wages of a schoolmaster, & for the relief of the poor of Astley
& Bolton, were bequeathed to Sir Cecill Trafford, Roger Downes, John
Atherton Radcliffe Asheton, Peter Igerton, John Bradshawe, & John
Greenhalgh, esqs., & Roberte Mawdesley, & Humfrey Booth, gents., Thomas
& Adam his sons, & Oswald Mosley, esq. decd. Witn: George Rigbye, John
Bradshawe, Raphe Blackoe, George Lynns, Thomas Brabin, James Oulred. Seal.
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1588 - date: 9 Nov.
and Content] Power to William Farington, Vicar of Leigh, by 81 inhabitants of
the parish, to commence action for the appointment of feoffees for Leigh
Grammar School, Henry Arrowsmith "a very improper person" having been
appointed schoolmaster by James Hilton of Penington, gent. decd. about 1745,
& Samuel, brother to J.H. now setting up rights of appointment. Signatories
John Johnson, George Kenyon, Richard Guest, James March, Peter Seale, Peter
Aspinall, James Hindley, John Mort, Thomas Heys, James Starky, Edward Graves,
Otho Cooke, Thomas Johnson, Thomas Sutton, James Wood, Thomas Mawdesley, Robert
Gwyllym, James Tyldesley, James Ranicar, John Hilton, George Glover, John Kay,
Ann Gregory, Jane Hilton, Margery Longworth, Mary Longworth, Richard Longworth,
James Green, Henry Parr, Richard Battersby, Arthur Leech, Thurstan Pemberton,
William Ranicars, Nathan Mather, John Smith, Robert Hampson, John Brideoake,
John Houghton, William Bissell, William Gillibrand, John Speakman, John
Chaddock, Jos. Cunliffe, John Mort, John Guest, Miles Birchal, Isaac Unsworth,
James Pendlebury, Samuel Stockton, William Heyes, George Hindley, Thomas Guest,
John Markland, Hemry Young, John Deane, George Spakman, Gilbert Sale, John
Hulme, Ellen Clough, John Green, Thomas Kay, James Green, George Hilton, John
Pennington, William Clowes, Mary Schoefield, Mary Astley, John Worthington,
Richard Kearsley, John Green junior, Catherine Hope, John Seddon, Charles
Green, Ann Marsh, Martha Sanderson, John Withington for Coxes, Edward Green,
James Collier junior. Witn: R. Bradley. Seals.
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1816 - date: 27 Sep.
and Content] Assignment: for 5/-: George Kenyon of Peel,esq., Allen Vigor &
Joseph Chippindall, of Manchester, gents. to Thomas Marsden of Chester,
merchant, John Mort of Atherton, chapman, John Walker & Samuel Johnson of
Liverpool, chapmen -- goods & chattells of John Rigby of Carr Mill Forge
and Warrington, ironmonger, dealer, & chapman -- granted to G, K., A.V.,
& J.C., as well as to G. X. the younger, esq. & John Cooke, gent., as
Commissioners in Bankruptcy.
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 1841 - date: 7 Nov.
and Content] Assignment: for 10/-: (i) John Masey of Hazelhurst, gent. &
Margaret his wife, (ii) Thomas Kay of Worsley, yeoman (father of M.M.), &
(iii) Roger Whichcote Massey of Preston, gent. & John Green of Worsley,
yeoman -- closes in Worsley on Swinton Moor called the Two Whob Closes (10a)
late in the tenure of John Mort; also Further Close, Nearer Close, & Midle
Close (14½a) on Swinton Moor, late in the tenure of John Lomas -- held by lease
from Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater, for lives of J.M., Liell his niece, &
Margaret his wife.
ref. DX 2054
FILE [no title] - ref. DX 2054/1 - date: nd
and Content] Answer in Chancery concerning marriage settlement between Bridget
Mort and Richard Haughton [? of Kirkless or Kirklees, Aspull], mentioning Adam
and Thomas Mort and property at Bank Houses and elsewhere in Kirkless
and Content] VCH vol 4 p121 says that Richard Houghton of Kirklees married
Bridget d of Adam Mort in 1616
Hand, Morgan and Owen, Stafford and Lichfield, solicitors
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/518 - date: 1848
and Content] Messuage, etc., [as above], (Stevenson et al/Mort et al), mortgage
in fee with trusts for sale to secure £420.
Deposit, January, 1961
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/426 - date:
Scope and Content] Papers concerning estate of Mrs Ann Mort, deceased and
Charles Mort, deceased, include leases in STAFFORD.
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/429 - date:
Scope and Content] STAFFORD, property in Greengate and Gaolgate, (parties
include Mort, Dickenson, Campbell, Jerningham, Tomkinson).
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/430 - date:
Scope and Content] Mort family, receipts for advances of money.
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/432 - date: Late
19th-early 20 cent
Scope and Content] Papers concerning probate and estates of various members of
the Mort family - letters of administration, receipts for legacies, etc.
Moss Pit deeds
- Cookson - ref. D1798/574
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/574/19 - date: 1853
Scope and Content] Conveyance by Richard Hodges to Charles C. Mort of Moss Pit
House land and premises. Dated 21 February.
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/574/20 - date: 1853
Scope and Content] Conveyance by Thomas Hartshorne and others to Charles
Chester Mort of a plot of land called Moss Pit North. Dated 25 March.
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/574/21 - date: 1853
Scope and Content] Conveyance by Mrs. Williams and Miss Clarke to Charles
Chester Mort of closes of land at Moss Pit (Moss Pit Croft, Little Stockings
including a marl pit, 6a 0r 09p): consideration £475. Dated 25 March.
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/574/23 - date: 1853
[from Scope and Content] Conveyance by
Isaac Rockford to C.C. Mort of a piece of land at Moss Pit, 0a 1r 23p:
consideration £79. Dated 21 June.
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/574/29-30 - date:
Scope and Content] Conveyance, with bond, by William Myatt to John Drewry Mort
of a cottage and premises at Moss Pit. Dated 6 March.
FILE [no title] - ref. D1798/574/32 - date: 1868
Finch, Johnson and Lynn, Preston, solicitors