Neill has copied an excoriating account of the illicit and fraudulent practices of Witchfinders, both as to their public methods of examination and the shame to which they put their victims but also as to their cheating and colluding, the taking of bribes to find or not find Devil's marks

Copied from pp 81-2 Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft by John Webster, practitioner in Physic (nots include five dedicatees and inscription by owner of book, Jonas Moore.

Summary of events on Lancashire during Civil War

One page description of roads in Old Preston:

Ribbleton Lane running into Church Street bar. From here Cockerhole (=Manchester Road) led south to bridge; as did a lane called Stonygate from the churchyard. Opposite to the church Vicarage alley (or street) led north. It became Salter Lane north of the junction with St John's Street which ran west + had a connection, Anchor Wund (sp? Sic. Supercribed or 'Friar's W'), with Friargate. Back Lane ran more or less parallel with Friargate.

Church Street became Fishergate Street + the end of this, down by the river, was Broadagte. Here the river (then in 3 streams) could safely be forded unless very high. Boats could be had about ¼ mile upstream. From the upper end of Friargate a passage led west to a lower ford, not quite so safe. From this upper end the Lancaster Lane led off also.”

Crown & Mitre

2 ½ pages of typed notes detailing Dates of Monk's movements from Edinburgh to London, culminating in the Pr5oclamation re Charles II

4p on the life of Dr John Barwick etc, including extracts from letters conveyed by him

'State of London (Bordeaux)'

5 pp of dated notes re the situation in London as the crisis progresses


39pp historical resume of the primary political events of the Protectorate and responses to Cromwell's rule


2pp typed notes, extracts from varying sources recounting different opinions asto troop movements in the approach to the Battle of Preston,

Further typed notes from contemporary sources re Second Civil War 1648, includes following extract from letter from (Colonel) Langdale 26 August 1648, written at Nottingham castle

I marched near Clitheroe towards Preston.... certain intelligence came that Lieut.-General Cromwell with all his forces was within three miles of my quarters, which I immediately nsent to the Duke... and so marched towards Preston betimes in the morning....where I found most of the Scottish foot drawn up. Their resolution was to march towards Wigan, givig little credit to the intelligence that came the night before, but suffer their horse to continue in their quarters 10 or 12 miles off.”

Within half an hour of our meeting, by the time I was drawn into a close near Peston, the enemy appeared with a small body of horse.... the Scots continue....for Wigan, for which end they drew their foot over the bridge. The enemy, coming the same way that I had marched, fell upon my quarter, where we continued skirmishing six hours.”

The Scots continue their march over the river, and did not secure a lane near the bridge, whereby the Parl. forces came on my flanks.... and so drive me into the town, where the Duke was in person with some few horse; but all being lost retreated over a ford to his foot. After my forces were beaten the P. forces beat the Scots from the bridge presently, and so came over into all the lanes that we could not join with the foot but were forced to Charlow where we found Lt. General Middleton ready to advance towards Preston which he did....”

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DISCOURSE: “General Cromwell....followed in the rear of Sir Marmaduke Langden's army who came out of the North by Settle town and so....through Ribchester and downward to Preston. But some of them, staying about the upper side of Fulwood moor and Ribbleton, lodged there that night. General Cromwell....when he was come as far as Ribbleton mill....set upon them very fiercely, beating them up all along the way to Preston (being three miles). Many were killed, some being trodden into the dirt of the lanes by the horse's feet, the ways were so deep. Abundamnce were killed in the fields on the east side of Peston, and so did drive them down toward Ribble bridge.”

11 pp of notes and dated summary re the Civil War in Lancashire.

Rebel Heiress

3 pp notes re the Westminster Directory – size colour, contents, required readings etc.

3 pp notes re Parish charges and payments

2 pp notes re staff and positions at Worcester Cathedral – includes Prebends Thornborough and Oley

4 pp extracts from letters addressed to B. Oley (i.e. Prebend Oley) re various diocesan issues and payments

Moon in Scorpio

Family tree for Hoghten of Park Hall

Sir Richard H of H. Tower - Anne (d. of Roger Browne) (4th wife)

Thomas (elder) d. 1580 Richard (out of wedlock)

Sir. Richard Settled at Park Hall after death of Th (sp? Sic) in exile

Sir R. made formal grant of P.H. 10/10/1605

Sold other lands in Euxton 15/12/07

Jan 12 1605/6, Rich. made entail of P.H.

2nd wife - Richard d. 24/11/1624 – Mary Rishton

John b1577 + 2 daughters

William b1598 - y.s. But inherited [quarrel of John + Fr. Johnson]

Marie Gascoigne - William Hoghton – Margaret Worthington of

of Barnbow Hall Yorks killed Newbury (I) 20/9/43 age 45 Shevington



William (of Richard) - Eliz. D of Robert Dalton of Thurnham

y.s. Edward priest 1720 John H took name Dalton 1710

extinct of death of Miss Elizabeth Dalton of Thurnham in 1861

In 1577 Fr Laurence Johnson was chaplain at P.H. to Richard H. Richard Scholes + ? ffawcett followed. Edward Barber died there 719.

1720 Dom Edward Hoghten came as Chaplain died Park Hall 1751 chaplaincy ceased

Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics Joseph Gallow Burns, Oates 1885 4 or 5 vol

Reliquiae (sp?) Liturgical Documents – Liturgy of C. of E. Peter Hall 5 vols 1847

Sets (sp?) + Ordinances of the Interregnum C H Firth + R S Rait HMSO 1911 3 vols

Dodd's Church History Ed. M A Turney 5 vols or 8? London 1839