Reference numberDDBt
TitleBretherton of the Hey
DescriptionTitle Deeds (including leases): Newton-in-Makerfield 1395-1812, leases 1552-1758, Hindley 1690-1711, Roby 1540, Westhough-ton 1604-1722, Winwick 1630-1726, tithe lease 1743 Other counties: Cheshire: Crowley 1656-1809, Over Whitley 1618-70; Hampshire: Leckford 1668-1752; Wiltshire: Dunhead and Ham 1670-1810
Accounts: Bank-books: William Browne Brotherton 1800-05, Mrs. M. B. Brotherton 1812-19, Thomas Smith 1805-19
Correspondence: William Urmeston to cousin William Sale 1586, Thomas Grymesdiche, Warrington, to William Urmeston, Leigh 1597, T. H. Brotherton, Vigo Bay, to his mother 1811, unsigned to W. B. Brotherton 1815
Miscellaneous: Indulgence, Stafford hospital 1479, quietus for subsidy 1544, episcopal decree concerning burial place in Winwick church 1617, papers on recusancy of John Bretherton 1655, certificate concerning election of Sir James Forbes and Thomas Brotherton as M.P.s for Newton-in-Makerfield 1691
Background InformationThe family of Bretherton (later Brotherton) appears in Newton-in-Makerfield towards the end of the 14th century, but does not seem to have acquired the Hey until about 1520. In 1820 the estate was sold to the Leghs.
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