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Henry Garnet on the south, and extending in length from a meadow of William Botiller in the tenure of Richard Massy on the west, as far as a certain acre of meadow of the said William Botiller in the tenure of Ralph Kellurmargh on the east.

Also he holds another half acre in Howley aforesaid lying in breadth between land of Henry Birom in the tenure of Thomas Wadyngton on the east, and a certain croft containing an acre of land of the said Henry Birom in the tenure of the said Henry Hawrobyn on the west, and extending in length from the shore of the sea of Mersee on the south, as far as a certain small field of glebe land belonging to the rectory of Weryngton in the tenure of John Massy on the north.

Also he holds a croft containing three roods of land lying beside the [high] way leading from the high church of Weryngton as far as the town of Wulstone on the south, and called le Gorsty croft, which croft lies in breadth between land of Nicholas Blundell in the tenure of Nicholas Kyngeley on the north and the said [high] way on the south, and extends in length from land of William Blakehurst on the west, as far as land of William Botiller in the tenure of John Twysse on the east; which messuage, lands, and tenements aforesaid now in the tenure of John Smythe, but late in the tenure of John Wode, render to the said Peter yearly, to wit, twelve shillings, with two days' service in autumn, which is worth four pence.

EDWARD SOTHEWURTHE of Weryngton aforesaid holds of the said Peter Legh, knight, a messuage with a garden thereto adjoining on the north of the market place of Weryngton, lying in a certain place called Prat rowe, in breadth between a messuage and garden of William Botiller in the tenure of Roger Hyndeley on the west and a messuage late in the tenure of Roger Kenyan on

et extendunt in longitudine a dicto foro ex parte australi usque ad brueram de Weryngton ex parte boreali, quæ messuagium et gardinum valent dicto Petro per annum octo solidos cum servitio duorum dierum autumpnalium quæ valent per annum quatuor denarios.

§ Item dictus PETRUS habet unum messuagium vetus nuper in tenura Rogeri Kenyan cum gardino eidem messuagio adjacente quæ messuagium et gardinum jacent et situantur ex parte boreali dicti fori villæ de Weryngton in prædicto loco vocato Prat rowe jacentia in latitudine inter messuagium dicti Petri in tenura Edwardi Sothewurthe ex parte occidentali et unum novum pulcrum messuagium nuper in tenura Margeriæ Sale ex parte orientali et extendentia in longitudine a dicto foro prædictæ villæ de Weryngton ex parte australi usque ad brueram de Weryngton ex parte boreali, quæ messuagium et gardinum solent reddere dicto Petro Legh per annum octo solidos cum servitio duorum dierum autumpnalium quæ valent per annum quatuor denarios.

§ Item dictus PETRUS LEGH habet duas acras terræ in Hollay pertinentes prædicto messuagio nuper in tenura Rogeri Kenyan quarum una acra jacet videlicet una finis versus orientem et altera finis versus occidentem et altera acra jacet una finis versus boream et altera finis versus austrum et una acra dictarum duarum jacet in latitudine inter terram dicti Petri Legh nuper in tenura Johannis Wode ex parte orientali et terram Willielmi Botiller in tenura Radulphi Kellurmargh et terram Henrici Garnet ex parte occidentali et una acra prædicta extendit in longitudine a litore aquæ de Mersee ex parte australi usque ad alteram acram prædicti Petri ex parte boreali et alia dicta acra jacet ex transverso prædictam acram alteram jacentem in latitudine inter communem fossam de Hollay prædicto ex parte boreali et aliam prædictam acram prædicti Petri ex parte australi et extendit in longitudine a prædicta venella vocata Hollay lane ex parte occidentali usque ad dictam communem fossam et super litus aquæ de Mersee ex parte orientali.

the east, and extending in length from the said market place on the south as far as Weryngton heath [i.e. towards Longford] on the north; which messuage and garden are worth to the said Peter by the year eight shillings, with two days' service in autumn, worth four pence by the year.

Likewise the said PETER has one ancient messuage late in the tenure of Roger Kenyan, with a garden thereto adjoining, which messuage and garden lie and are situate on the north of the said market place of the town of Weryngton in the aforesaid place called Prat rowe, lying in breadth between a messuage of the said Peter in the tenure of Edward Sothewurthe on the west and a fair new messuage late in the tenure of Margery Sale on the east, and extend in length from the said market place of the aforesaid town of Weryngton on the south as far as Weryngton heath on the north; which messuage and garden usually render to the said Peter Legh by the year eight shillings, with two days' service in autumn, worth four pence a year.

Likewise the said PETER LEGH has two acres of land in Howley belonging to the aforesaid messuage late in the tenure of Roger Kenyan, whereof one acre lies [as follows] to wit, one end towards the east and the other towards the west, and the other acre lies one end towards the north and the other end towards the south, and one of the said two acres lies in breadth between land of the said Peter Legh late in the tenure of John Wode on the east, and land of William Botiller in the tenure of Ralph Kellurmargh and land of Henry Garnet on the west, and extends in length from the shore of Mersee water on the south as far as the other of the aforesaid two acres of the said Peter on the north, and the other of the aforesaid two acres lies opposite the first, in breadth between the common ditch of Howley aforesaid on the north and the first of the said two acres on the south, and extends in length from the aforesaid lane called Howley lane on the west, as far as the said common ditch and the shore of Mersee water on the east.

Item habet unam rodam terræ longam jacentem in campo de Hollay prædicto ac pertinentem dicto messuagio nuper in tenura Rogeri Kenian jacentem in latitudine inter terram Johannis Norreis ex parte boreali et terram dicti Willielmi Botiller in tenura Johannis Sonky1 ex parte australi et extendit in longitudine a litore maris de Mersee fere extra viam bigalem ex parte occidentali usque ad terram dicti Johannis Norreis2 ex parte orientali quæ solent reddere dicto Petro per annum videlicet

Item dictus PETRUS LEGH habet unum pulcrum messuagium noviter constructum cum duabus pulcris altis cameris cum coquina cum magno gardino et ustrina nova in fine boreali dicti gardini juxta brueram de Weryngton jacentia ex parte boreali dicti fori in

1 The Sonkys who are mentioned here, and in subsequent pages, were landowners in Warrington at an early period, as appears by the following curious charter, extracted from Lord Lilford's evidences, and the date of which was probably about 1275:

"Sciant presentes & futuri quod ego Willielmus fil. Ade de Sonky et Hawys uxor meus dedimus &c. Rogero de Sonky unum burgagium in villa de Werington, illud scilicet quod jacet inter burgagium Thomæ de Holland et burgagium Annabel Dublerose. Habend' &c. Reddendo inde annuatim capitali domino de Weringtonâ duodecim denarios argenti &c. Hiis testibus Ricardo Pincerna, Henrico Pincerna, Thurstano de Holand, Willo de Sonky, dom° Radulfo Capellano, Rogero de Opton, Roberto de Witefeld clerico et aliis."

A little later we have a record of the Sonkys in the Abbreviatio Rotulorum Originalium, 23 Edward I., p. 91, which shews that these humble landowners had the spirit to resist the encroachments of a powerful neighbour; for, after reciting that Robertus de Sonky had recovered seisin before the king's justices of the bench against William le Butyller of Weryngton, of and concerning land in Weryngton twenty-four feet long and eight feet broad, the sheriff is commanded to deliver possession.

The Sonkys held little Sankey a hamlet of Warrington under the Butlers, and we have evidence from time to time of homage done by them for these lands.

On the 13th January, 5 Henry VII., Randle Sonky did his homage and paid x® for his relief. John Sonky the son of this Randle had a son Thomas, in whom the family spirit was not extinct, for he was in the train of Sir Thomas Butler at the battle of Flodden Field (9th September 1513) and was there slain.

Also he has one long rood of land lying in Howley field aforesaid belonging to the said messuage late in the tenure of Roger Kenian, [and] lying in breadth between land of John Norreis on the north and land of the said William Botiller in the tenure of John Sonky on the south, and extending in length from a cartway by the shore of the sea of Mersee on the west as far as land of the said John Norreis on the east, which usually render to the said Peter yearly, to wit,

Likewise the said PETER LEGH has a fair messuage newly built, with two fair high chambers, a kitchen, a great garden, and a new oven at the north end of the said garden near to Weryngton heath [i.e. the heath towards Longford], lying on the north side of the

They are again mentioned in a later charter, which is remarkable for the mention of Oliver Berdsley, to whom allusion is made in the Introduction. The charter is dated 7 Henry VIII., and by it Oliver Berdsley, draper, releases to Thomas Botiler a messuage in the High strete in Weryngton, between a tenement of and a tenement of Thomas Sonky, late in the tenure of William Gray, baker. In November 1639, Edward Sonky filed a bill in Chancery against Mr. Ireland the then owner of Bewsey, for an account of the rents of his estate of Little Sankey, in which he states that being only three years old when his father died, Sir Thomas Ireland who was his father's executor entered upon the lands. That he the complainant in his youth betook himself to travels beyond the seas, and after spending many years there, was only very recently returned. Lord Lilford's Papers.

2 I am indebted to the kindness of Mr. Langton for the following inquisition, which not only introduces to us this John Norreys during his minority, but gives the date of his father's death, and makes mention of the premises referred to in the text:

Inquisitio capta apud Werington coram Roberto de Halsall Escaetore die martis prox. post festum exaltationis Ste. Crucis an°. 4 H. V. p. sacrm. Johannis Dokesburye et aliorum qui dicunt quod Johes Norreys obiit seisitus de certis terris in Orford et tenuit de Johanne filio et hered. Willielmi Botiller militis infra etat. p. servic. militare que valent p. annum ultra reprisas 10s. 6d. Item de certis terris in Kirk street de Werington et tenuit de Gilberto de Haydok ch. p. servic. militare que valent p. an. ultra reprisas 8. 104. ob. et quod obiit die Lunæ prox. ante festum nativitat. beatæ Mariæ Virginis anno Henrici quinti quarto et quod Johannes filius ejus est hæres propinquior et ætatis 12 annorum et amplius."

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