Extracts from Oldham parish registers as transcribed/edited by Giles Shaw, 1889
[Extracts made by Stephen C. Wallwork. The Giles Shaw transcription was borrowed from Oldham Central Library in 1963. Notes I made during copying are in round brackets; notes added now are in square brackets. These are all the Wallwork/Wallworth entries I noted in each of the volumes below. I made notes on more, perhaps all, volumes and continued from microfilm of the register in Manchester Central Library, e.g. baptisms 1796 - 1822 on MFPR 134. I did not note beyond about 1810 since, by then, Joseph Wallwork born 1796 had moved with his employer to Ashton-under-Lyne.]
Volume 1 (Baptisms from 1558, Marriages from 1598, Burials start 1558 but are missing from 20 May 1567 to February 1578/9. Baptisms missing 27April `569 to 10 Nov 1571, 20 March 1572[?] to 5 April 1574. No bap or bur for 1580, no bur 1581, no bap or bur 1582, no bur 1585 or 1588, no bap 20 April 1591 to 1598.)
No Wallwork entries noted until:-
Lawrence walwarke bur. Augustij iij 1593
(No burials 18 Aug 1593 to 1598)
Rogger walworke bap. Maij vij 1598
Cristopher walworke Duxit [led, i.e. to marriage] Alice October xxj 1598
Roger walwarke bap. January xiiij 1599
Alice Daughter of Alice wallwarke bap. Decemb. xiiij 1600
(No marriages 1602)
Jane wallwarke D of Roger bap July iij 1603
Izabell D of Cristopher wallwarke bap Auguste xij 1604
Anne D. of Cristopher walwarke bap January xxj 1605
(No marriages 1605)
Alice Daughter Cristo: wawarke July xxiij 1608 [presume buried]
(Whole of 2nd Volume of registers in bad condition; separate years difficult to distinguish. Stated to be Cristinings Begin 1624 Ends 1628 but not correct because some of later date.)
[This means that also anything in the IGI for this period may be incorrect.]
vx [= ux = wife] Christopher walwarke bur. March xxixth 1629 [end of 16th page]
vx Cristofer Wolwark bur. March 1629 xxij [page 24] [Presume a duplicate entry. I am fairly sure the ‘th’ after xxix was there in the original so it makes this date more likely than xxij which would have a ‘nd’ after but had nothing. ]
Susanna fill Robte wolwarke bap. 9th April 1630
A child of Robte wolwarke bur jst Januarie 1630 [presume dates in old style, so 1630/1]
(Most of 1632 missing)
Vol. 3 commencing Bap. Mar. Bur 1633
Christopher Walworke of Royton sepult January xxvijth 1633
Edward fill of Robte Wolworke bap. Aprill xxvijth 1634
Robte fill of Robte Walwork bap. August xxviij 1636
(From end of March 1638 to 1653 - end of 3rd volume, Registers very imperfect with many omissions, even whole years missed out.) [This is true of most registers round about the time of the Civil War, so most family trees are likely to have gaps here, unless information is found in alternative sources like wills.]
Vol. 4 Bap, Mar. Bur 1653
(Registers begin to be very imperfect 1657, many months being omitted.) [The effect of the turmoil during the protectorate.]
Vol. 5, Bap, Mar, Bur 1660
[Seen to end of volume, i.e. end of 1661 (March) and no further records of Wallwork bap. mar or bur. Also no mention in whole volume of Wallwork fold - or, at least, none noticed. The map ‘Oldham as it appeared in 1756', previously sent, is at the front of this volume.]
[I appear not to have made notes on volumes 6 to 21, but presume they are other types of parochial record since what follows, from volume 22 onwards, appears to continue the date sequence without a gap]
Vol. 22 Bap, Mar, Bur 1662-1683
Marriage May 31st 1664 Edmund Tetlow of Coldhurst tooke to wife Elizabeth Holliwell of Pikehouse in Rochdale pish and was Married by Mr wallworke Curate of Ouldham.
(Marriages from 8th April 1667 to 1674 not entered)
(Burials 1667 not entered after April 12th.)
(Bur. 1668 begin June 8th)
(From Oct 1669 all entries very irregular)
“This discontinuance in the Register was made by the careles or wilfull neglect of Henry Whittaker, then clerk of the Parochial Chapel of Oldham, for which, so soon as it was discovered he was turned out of his place by Jo Lake D.D. Rector
of Prestwich cum Oldham”
(Entry previous to this statement was April 5th 1679, next after was Aug 8th 1681 - SCW)
(Then follow retrospective dates in miscellaneous order - SCW)
(Statement repeated after mar and bur also. Records restarted Bap. 1679)
(Note 1683/4 Feb and March about 6 burials in church porch because of “hard ffrost & deep in the ground”)
Vol.23 Bap, Mar, Bur 1684-1691
[I appear to have made no notes on vols 24 and 25, presumably because there were no Wallwork entries]
Vol 26 Bap, Mar, Bur 1707 - 1713
24th June 1708 John Walwork out of Ashton parish married Mary Chetham
Vol. 27 Bap, Mar, Bur 1714 - 1719
Vol.28 Bap, Mar, Bur 1720 - 1723
March 29 1722 Joshua Wallwork of the parish of Bury was married at Oldham to Susanna Hall of the parish of Sadleworth, he a labourer
Vol. 29 Bap, Mar, Bur 1724 - 1727
[Nothing noted, presume no Wallworks]
Vol.30 Bap. Mar. Bur. 1728-1730
(Marriage) Jan 19 1730 [not sure whether this means 1730/31 or whether Shaw has already allowed for the old calendar. Note re Vol.35 below suggests it would be 1730/31] John Wallworth of Oldham Carpenter and Elizabeth Whitehead of same spinster.
Vol.31 Bap. Mar & Bur. 1731-1733
(Baptisms) Sept 19 1731 John son of John Wallwork in Oldham junior, Carpenter by Elizabeth ux [uxor=wife]
Jan 27 1733 [or 1733/34? Almost certainly the latter - see note re Vol.35 below] Thos. son of Jno Walwork of Oldham Carpenter by Elizabeth ux
(Burial) Sept 17 1731Elisabeth Wallwork from Magot Lane, widow
6 June 1736 Mary Daughter of John Wallwork of Magot Lane Carpenter by Elizabeth his wife Baptized
25 Aug 1736 John Son of John Wallwork of Hagg-Yate Carpenter by Anne ux
Vol.33 Baptisms 1738 - 1741
29 Nov. 1738 Betty Daughter of John Wallwork of Hagg-Yate Carpenter by Anne ux
26 Dec. 1738 Hannah Daughter of John Wallwork of Magot lane Junr Carpenter by Eliz. ux
[If he is junior, perhaps the John on Hagg-Yate is senior, or is there a senior John we don’t know about? This being the first mention of junior may just be because of a new incumbent.]
22 Feb 1740 Bettey Daughter of John Wallwork of Maygate lane Carpenter by Eliz. ux
31 July 1741 James Son of John Walwork of Hagg-Yate Yeoman by Anne his wife.
Vol.34 Baptisms 1742 - 1744
19 Feb. 1743 Jennett [or Jannett] Daur. of John Wallworth of Hagg-Yate Carpenter by Anne his Wife.
4 March 1743 William Son of John Wallwork of May-gate lane Carpenter by Elizabeth ux
Vol 35 Baptisms 1745 - 1747
(At end of 1745 - March - John Wallwork signed as one of the Churchwardens, but not at the end of 1746.) [This could be either of the JWs. The fact that 1745 ended in March suggests that Giles Shaw is sticking to the original dating of the register in which the year ended on March 24th until 1751 when it ended on 31 December.]
2 January 1746[/47] John son of John Wallwork of Hagg-yate Yeoman by Anne his wife.
Vol.36 Baptisms 1748 - 1750
1 Dec. 1749 James son of John Wallwork of Whiteheadlane End, Carpinter by Ruth his wife.
Vol.37 Baptisms 1751 - 1753
12 April 1751 Alice d. of John Wallwork of Hagg Yate Carpinter by Anne his wife.
12 April 1751 James s. of John Wallwork of Maygate lane Carpinter by Sarah his wife.
[This John was at Priesthill when he married Sarah in 1750 - see above. Presumably he took over his father’s house on Maygate lane at marriage]
10 Nov. 1751 Anne daur of John Wallwork of Priesthill Carpinter by Ruth his wife.
9 Sept. 1753 James son of John Wallwork Priesthill Carpinter by Ruth his wife.
18 Nov 1753 Betty Daur of John Wallwork of Maygate lane Carpinter by Sarah his wife.
(John Wallworth signed as Churchwarden at end of 1753)
Vol.38 Baptisms 1754 - 1756
(John Wallwork signed as Churchwarden, end of 1754. Not at end of 1755 or 1756.)
28 Jan 1756 Mary daur of John Wallwork of Maygate lane Carpinter by Sarah his wife.
Vol.39 Baptisms 1757 - 1759
13 Aug. 1758 B.B. [=base born] Mary Daur of Susan Newton of Priesthill Singlewoman
the reputed Father is John Wallwork of Priesthill Widow[er].
21 Jan 1759 Thos. Son of John Wallwork (the Younger) at Bottom of Northmoor Carpinter by Sarah his Wife.
Vol.40 Baptisms 1760 - 1762
5 April 1761 Hannah Daughter of John Wallwork (the Younger) at Bottom of Northmoor Carpinter by Sarah his Wife.
7 Nov. 1762 B.B. Anne Daughter of Susan Newton of Older Root Singlewoman
the reputed Father is John Wallwork (the Older) of Priesthill.
[I think this is the last mention of him and I don’t have his burial in my notes of this register. I may have missed it in copying or he may have been buried elsewhere, or just forgotten by the incumbent.]
Vol. 41 Baptisms 1763 - 1765
4th Sept 1763 Mary Daughter of Richard Wallwork of Royton Mill by Nancy his Wife
4th March 1764 Thomas Son of John Wallwork of Priesthill Carpinter by Sarah his Wife
Vol. 42 Baptisms 1766 - 1768
31st July 1767 John Son of John Wallwork of Priesthill Carpinter by Sarah his Wife
Vol. 43 Baptisms 1679 - 1772 May 31st
17th December 1769 Sarah Daughter of John Wallwork of Priesthill Carpinter by Sarah his Wife
14th July 1771 William Son of John Wallwork of Priesthill Carpinter by Sarah his Wife
Vol. 44 Baptisms 1772 - 1775
8 Aug 1773 BB [base born] James son of Anne Wallwork of Oldham Workhouse singlewoman the reputed father is William Moss late of Gorton singleman
1 Oct 1775 Hannah daughter of James Wallwork of Lowermoor by Sarah his wife
Vol. 45 Baptisms 1776 - 1778
22 Dec 1776 Thomas Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill Carpinter by Martha his wife
2 April 1777 Molly Daughter of James Wallwork of Lowermoor Weaver by Sarah his wife
13 Dec 1778 Betty Daughter of James Wallwork of Lowermoor Weaver by Sarah his wife
13 Dec 1778 BB William Son of Betty Wallwork of Wallwork fold Singlewoman the reputed father is John Greaves of Walk Milne in Chadderton Singleman
Vol. 46 Baptisms 1779 - 1781
30 May 1779 Betty Daughter of James Wallork of Priesthill Carpinter by Martha his Wife
28th Jan 1781 John Son of James Wallwork of Lowermoor weaver by Sarah his wife
8 July 1781 James Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill carpinter by Martha his wife
28 Oct 1781 Sarah Daughter of Hannah Wallwork of Priesthill Singlewoman the reputed Father is William Winterbottom of OlderRoot Singleman
Vol. 47 Baptisms 1782 - 1784
28th April 1782 Betty daughter of Thomas Wallwork of Priesthill weaver by Sarah his wife
18th May 1783 Anne Daughter of James Wallwork of Wood End near Lees Weaver by Sarah his wife
15th June 1783 Martha Daughter of James Wallwork of Priesthill Carpenter or Carter by Martha his wife
10th Aug 1783 BB Alice daughter of Betty Wallwork of Wallwork fold spinster, the reputed father is Abraham Harvey of Uen:Nook Widower.[I don’t recognise this place - SCW]
4th Jan 1784 William Son of Thomas Wallwork of Wallwork fold weaver by Sarah his wife.
Vol. 48 Baptisms 1785 - 1787
6th Jan 1785 William Son of James Wallwork of Hurstfield near Lees Weaver by Sarah his wife
9th October 1785 John Son of Thomas Wallwork of Wallwork fold Weaver by Sarah his wife
30th October 1785 Robert Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill Carter by Martha his wife
5 November 1786 Nanny Daughter of James Wallwork near Lees Weaver by Sarah his wife
19 August 1787 Robert Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill Carpenter by Martha his wife
[Does he still have 2 occupations or is he a carter now but the incumbent put the occupation he used to know him by? S.C.W.]
16th September 1787 William Son of Thomas Wallwork of Wallwork fold Weaver by Sarah his wife
Vol. 49 Baptisms 1788 - 1790
24 August 1788 Thomas Son of James Wallwork of Hurstfield near Lees Weaver by Sarah his wife
22 March 1789 James Son of John Wallwork of Priesthill Weaver by Sarah his wife
3rd Jan 1790 James Son of Thomas Wallwork of Wallworkfold Weaver by Sarah his wife
18th April 1790 Joseph Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill Labourer by Martha his wife
11 July 1790 Joshua Son of James Wallwork of Hurstfield Weaver by Sarah his wife
Vol. 50 Baptisms 1791 - 1793
4th Dec 1791 Joseph Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill Carter by Sarah his wife
18 March 1792 James Son of James Wallwork of Hurst Clough near Lees Weaver by Sarah his wife
6 June 1792 Thomas Son of Thomas Wallwork of Wallworkfold Weaver by Sarah his wife
5 August 1792 BB John Son of Peggy Dronsfield of Bent Spinster by John Wallwork
(Note in margin P, which probably means pauper.)
[I hope you can sort out the various James and the various wives Sarah! Also whether the some of the different residences are different names for the same place.]
Vol. 51 Baptisms 1793 - 1796
19 Jan 1794 Charles son of Thomas Wallwork of Maygate lane Weaver by Sarah his wife
23 March 1794 Sarah daughter of John Wallwork of Bent waever by Jenny his wife
6 April 1794 James son of James Wallwork of Lowermoor weaver by Sarah his wife
(Ends 3rd April 1796 from which it continues in reel MFPR [microfilmed parish register]134 which was seen at Manchester Central Library.)
MFPR 134 Bap 1796 - 1822 St Mary’s Church Oldham, seen to end of 1810 [ by which time our ancestor had moved to Ashton-under-Lyne. I had already searched Ashton registers.]
11th Sept 1796 ----ph son of James Wallwork of Priesthill, Carpenter, by Martha his wife
23rd April 1797 Mary d. of John Wallwork of Bent, weaver, by Esther his wife
15th March 1798 Joseph son of Thomas Wallwork of Maygatelane, weaver, by Sarah his wife.
28th April 1799 Joseph son of Thomas Wallwork of Maygatelane, weaver, by Sarah his wife.
13th Sept 1799 Thomas s. of John Wallwork of Cockhouses, carter, by Mary his wife.
27th Sept 1799 Charles s. of John Wallwork of Bent, weaver, by Jenny his wife.
26th July 1801 Mary d. of Thomas Wallwork of Maygatelane, weaver, by Sarah his wife.
6th(?) June 1802 John s. of John Wallwork of Bent, weaver, by Jenny his wife
27th June 1802 Betty d. ogf John Wallwork of Cockhouses, carter, by Mary his wife.
17th July 1803 Matty d. of Thomas Wallwork of Maygatelane, weaver, by Sarah his wife.
10th Feb. 1805 Nancy d. of Thomas Wallwork of Maygatelane, weaver, by Sarah his wife.
2nd June 1805 Samuel s. of John Wallwork of Bent, weaver, by Jenny his w.
2nd June 1805 Mary d. of John Wallwork of Cockhouses, carter, by Mary his wife.
2nd June 1805 James s. of James Wallwork of Priesthill, hatter, by Martha his wife.
[These three on the same day may be a coincidence but more likely means they were all closely related - I won’t stop to consult my notes to check this.]
23rd Nov. 1806 Mally d. of Thomas Wallwork of Maygatelane, weaver, by Sarah his wife.
29th March 1807 Levi s. of James Wallwork of Oldham, hatter, by Martha his wife
8th Nov. 1807 Thomas s. of John Wallwork of Bent, weaver, by Jenny his wife.
2nd July 1809 Ann d. of Mally Wallwork of Chadderton workhouse, spinster.
26th Aug 1810 James s. of John Wallwork of Cockhouses, carter, by Mary his wife.
Vol.52 Marriages 1734 - 1759
(John Wallwork signed as one of the three Churchwardens at end of 1744 but not at end of 1743. This is almost certainly the first appearance.)
26 Jan 1748[/49] John Wallwork (the older) of Maygate lane and Ruth Lees of the same place, widow.
27 May 1750 John Wallwork (the younger) of Priesthill Carpinter and Sarah Needham of Northmoor, spinster.
14 Aug. 1752 Richd Wallwork of Chadderton, fuller, and Jane Holland of the same place, spinster.
(At the end of 1752 entries John Wallwork signed as one of the 3 Churchwardens)
(At end of 1754 entries (after March 25th) in this volume of the original entries John Wallwork signed as one of the 3 Churchwardens.)
25 Sept. 1759 John Wallwork, Widower and Alice Ogden, spinster, by licence
(Richd Dean Curate of Royton)
[I presume he was the one who solemnized the wedding. It would be interesting to see the licence, which might give more detail of this Wallwork family.]
Vol. 53 Marriages 1760 - 1781
15th April 1773 James Wallwork, carpinter, & Martha Bardsley, spinster.
17th April 1775 James Wallwork, weaver, & Sarah Mellor, spinster.
6th Jan 1780 Samuel Newton, widower, & Mary Wallwork, spinster
Vol. 54 Marriages 1782 - 1798
14th Jan 1782 William Winterbottom, weaver, & Hannah Wallwork, spinster.
18th March 1782 Thomas Wallwork, weaver, and Sarah Stott, spinster.
26th May 1784 Peter Beswick, Parish of Prestwich, Tailor & Betty Wallwork, spinster.
4th Dec. 1785 Robert Taylor widower & Hannah Wallwork, spinster.
10th Oct. 1786 Jeremiah Wallwork, weaver, & Susanna Chadwick, spinster
29th March 1796 John Leigh hatter & Sarah Wallwork, spinster.
Vol. 55 Marriages1799 - 1808
9th Dec. 1802 James Wallwork of Priesthill, Hatter, & Matty Townend of Maygate lane, Widow.
4th Jan 1808 Richard Weeder of Bent, spinner, & Hannah Wallwork of Newroad, spinster
29th Aug 1808 William Wallwork of Moorside, Rover, & Hannah Preston of do-, spinster.
Licence 30th Nov. 1808 James Dalton of Oldham, widow [sic], Cotton Manufacturer & Hannah Walwork of do. Widower [sic]. [The licence would give more information - SCW]
Vol.58 Burials 1744 - 1753
[I don’t seem to have burials between the end of the volumes that had bap., mar., and bur. together (up to 1733 in Vol.31) and this vol., starting 1744.]
(John Wallwork signed as Churchwarden at end of 1745 (not at end of 1746 or 1747, but again at end of 1753 [not necessarily the same John])
10 Jan 1747[/48] Eliz wife of John Wallwork of May gate lane
31 Dec 1752 James son of John Wallwork of Priesthill
Vol.59 Burials 1754 - 1761
(John Wallwork signed as churchwarden end of 1754. Not 1755, 1756, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1760, 1761.)
[I recorded years in the margin, from vols. 59 to 64, possibly because, in the original, the year was only recorded at the beginning of each year’s records, and each entry just had day and month.]
3 Jan. 1755 William Son of John Wallwork of Priesthill. Buried from Northmoor.
6 Nov. 1756 Ruth Wife of John Wallwork of Priesthill
[This is the origin of some of the uncertainty. It was JW the older of Maygate lane who married Ruth Lees in 1748/9 and the JW that I take to be his son who is shown as of Priesthill in 1750 on his marriage to Sarah Needham. Yet here is Ruth as wife of JW of Priesthill. Has he moved in with his son, or to a nearby house, or is Maygate lane in the area of Priesthill?]
22 Nov. 1756 John Son of John Wallwork of Hagg Yate
[I wondered if JW of Hagg Yate might be ‘senior’ in 1738, so surprised to see reference to him in 1756, when JW of Maygate lane has been ‘the older’ since at least 1748. However, the 1738 JW may be still be around, since his wife Anne is buried in the next entry. Perhaps another JW was ‘senior’ in 1738. But these relationships to JW of Hagg Yate do not necessarily mean that he was still alive.]
22 Dec. 1756 Anne Wife of John Wallwork of Hagg Yate.
10 Feb 1757 Mary Daughter of John Wallwork of Priest hill.
24 Aug 1757 Thomas Son of John Wallwork of Priesthill
(Royton chapel burials start to be recorded in 1757.) [I don’t know whether this was an Anglican chapel associated with the parish church or a Nonconformist chapel because, even though the latter could perform their own baptisms and, I think, marriages, they had to go to the parish church for burials.]
15 Aug 1761 Thomas a Child of John Wallwork (the Younger) of Northmoor
[I hope you can keep track of these JWs better than I can now. There are just too many of them!]
Vol. 60 Burials 1762 - 1769
(All seen but no Wallworks)
Vol. 61 Burials 1769 - 1777
1770 Sept 26 Sarah a child of John Wallwork of Priesthill
1772 March 1st William Son of John Wallwork of Priesthill
Vol. 62 Burials 1778 - 1784
1778 Nov. 17th Hannah Daughter of James Wallwork of Lowermoor
(A record of a burial of a James Stott of Wallwork fold on July 26th 1779 I noted as being the first mention of Wallwork fold for a long time,)
1780 Nov 1st Betty Daughter of James Wallwork of Priesthill
1781 Aug 29th Billy Son of Betty Wallwork of Priesthill
1784 Feb 4th Ann Daughter of James Wallwork of Hurstfield in Saddleworth
1784 Dec 14th William Son of Thomas Wallwork of Wallwork fold
Vol. 63 Burials 1785 - 1790
1786 June 26th Alice Daughter of Betty Wallwork of Oldham Spinster
1786 July 22nd Robert Son of James Wallwork of Priest hill
1790 May 8th Joseph Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill Carter
Vol. 64 Burials 1790 - 1794
1791 Jan 22nd Sally wife of John Wallwork of Priesthill Weaver
1793 July 2nd James Son of James Wallwork of Lower moor
1794 Feb 4th Joshua Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill
1794 May 12th Joseph Son of James Wallwork of Priesthill
Vol. 65 Burials 1794 - 1800
9 Sept 1796 Sally daughter of John Wallwork of Bent hill
5 March 1797 John Wallwork of Maygate lane aged 67 years, whose death was Occasioned by falling upon a Piece of Timber
9 April 1797 Thomas Son of James Wallwork of Failsworth
[Failsworth is a small place between Oldham and Ashton, though a bit to the West. I used to cycle there occasionally on my trips on Ashton Moss - It is just north of Daisy Nook.]
2 June 1797 James Wallwork of Failsworth
15 Sept. 1797 John Son of Widow Wallwork of Lowermoor, Aged 16 years
10th Jan 1798 George Son of John Wallwork of Harry hill.
[I’ve no idea where Harry hill is and whether it is a new location or a different name for a previous Wallwork location.]
29 May 1798 Joseph son of Thomas Wallwork of Maygate lane
Vol. 66 Burials 1800 - 1805
26th October 1800 Thomas son of John Wallwork of Cockhouses
6th Jan 1802 Mary wife of John Wallwork of Bent Green Weaver
23rd Jan 1802 Sarah Widow of the late John Wallwork of Oldham Workhouse
28th Jan 1803 Sarah daughter of James Wallwork of Priesthill
21st April 1805 James Wallwork of Priesthill Carter
4th October 1805 Martha Widow of the late James Wallwork of Priesthill Carter
Vol. 67 Burials 1806 - 1810 (Though no title to this effect)
31st July 1806 Sarah Widow of the late James Wallwork of Lees in Ashton Parish
6th October 1807 Jonah Son of Mary Wallwork of Schoolcroft Spinster
[Another new location that I don’t know anything about. Perhaps it is on the old maps.]
(Two more references to Wallwork fold in the burial of George Wadsworth, 16th Feb 1808, and the burial of James Stott on 11th May 1808.)
26th March 1810 Samuel Son of John Wallwork of Bent
2nd December 1810 Aaron Son of James Wallwork of Intacks
[Another new location that I don’t know. The name usually means an area added at a late stage to the agricultural land of a community by cutting down woodland. Most places were getting short of land sufficient to feed the growing populations shortly before the Black Death in the mid C14.]
9th December 1810 Sally Daughter of Thomas Wallwork of aygate lane Weaver.