LevelCollection
Reference numberDDB
TitleParker Family of Browsholme
Date1330-1914
DescriptionCertain difficulties of classification have been met in these muniments, owing to there being several more or less artificial collections of deeds acquired by the late Colonel John Parker. The principal of these is a group of Hesketh of Rufford documents in connexion with which reference should be made to the Hesketh Muniments DDHe, and another group among the muniments of the Earl of Derby DDK.

A. Hesketh of Rufford documents.
DDB 1. Bretherton.
DDB 2. Croston.
DDB 3. Eccleston.
DDB 4. Great Harwood.
DDB 5. Howick.
DDB 6. Lancaster.
DDB 7. Mawdesley.
DDB 8. Miscellaneous.
DDB 9. Preston.
DDB 10. Rishton.
DDB 11. Rufford.
DDB 12. Settlements, etc.
DDB 13. Several Townships.
DDB 14. Shevington.
DDB 15. Simonstone and Read.
DDB 16. Warton.
DDB 17. Wigan.
DDB 18. Wrightington.
DDB 19. Farnworth.
DDB 20. Heskin.

B. An artificial collection, probably including that known to have been purchased by Colonel J. Parker in Preston.
DDB 21. Abram.
DDB 22. Barrowford. [Parker deeds]
DDB 23. Bispham-with-Norbreck.
DDB 24. Blackburn.
DDB 25. Bolton-le-Moors.
DDB 26. Bretherton.
DDB 27. Brindle.
DDB 28. Broughton-in-Amounderness.
DDB 29. Chorley.
DDB 30. Clitheroe.
DDB 31. Dilworth
DDB 32. Downham.
DDB 33. Eccleshill.
DDB 34. Goosnargh.
DDB 35. Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton.
DDB 36. Hambleton.
DDB 37. Hoghton.
DDB 38. Little Mitton, Henthorn, and Coldcoats.
DDB 39. Liverpool.
DDB 40. Longton.
DDB 41. Lytham and Marton.
DDB 42. Miscellaneous
DDB 43. Newspapers.
DDB 44. Penwortham.
DDB 45. Preston
DDB 46. Ribby-with-Wrea.
DDB 47. Tarleton.
DDB 48. Walton-le-Dale.
DDB 49. Warton Amounderness
DDB 50. Westby-with-Plumpton.
DDB 51. Whittingham.
DDB 52. Whittle-le-Woods.
DDB 53. Wills.
DDB 54. Wiswall.
DDB 55. Woodplumpton.

C. The Barcroft documents (acquired in 1816 on the marriage of Edward Parker and Ellen Barcroft).
DDB 56. Appointments.
DDB 57. Blakey Papers.
DDB 58. Bonds, acquittances, etc.
DDB 59. Bulcock Papers.
DDB 60. Colne.
DDB 61. Correspondence.
DDB 62. Foulridge.
DDB 63. Marsden.
DDB 64. Miscellaneous.
DDB 65. Rentals, surveys and accounts.
DDB 66. Roughlee.
DDB 67. Settlements etc.
DDB 68. Trawden.
DDB 69. Turnpike Papers.
DDB 70. Wills.

D. The Parker of Alkincoats and Browsholme documents.
DDB 71. Appointments. Barrowford (See DDB 22)
DDB 72. Correspondence.
DDB 73. Hindley.
DDB 74. Miscellaneous.
DDB 75. Railways.
DDB 76. Rentals, accounts etc.
DDB 77. Ribchester.
DDB 78. Settlements.
DDB 79. Wills.
DDB 80. Colne.
DDB 81. Diaries and pocket books.
DDB 82. Honour of Clitheroe.
DDB 83. Lecture notes.
DDB 84. Plans and surveys.
DDB 85. Volumes of Historical Material (Acc. No. 1474)
Background InformationThis family first appears in the records as being of Alkincoats, Colne, at the end of the thirteenth century. A younger branch early acquired Browsholme in Bowland and the two estates came together again in 1820. They have been hereditary bow-bearers of the forest of Bowland since Elizabeth I. The marriages of Thomas Parker to Alice Blakey of Lanehead about 1720 and of Edward Parker to Ellen Barcroft of Noyna in Foulridge in 1816 brought in documents relating to those families.

The late Col John Parker made an artificial collection of manuscripts, details of which are given at the end. These include a group relating to Hesketh of Rufford.
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