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Wigan Waits

Wigan Court Leet Rolls

copied by kind permission from www.wiganworld.co.uk

Here are records of "gatewaiters" in the 17th century as well as what appear to be Waits as we understand them.



ROLL 63 - 1689

Box 1. Roll 63 Michaelmas Leet 5th October 1689

Gatewaiters

Market Street John Dicconson
Thomas Houghton

Wallgate Lionel Ormishaw
Roger Leigh

Hallgate Thomas Battersby
Thomas Wood

Scoles Thomas Sumner
Thomas Langshaw

Standishgate Richard Prescott
Peter Whaley

Millgate James Edge
William Ashton

Woodhouses Samuel Tyrer
James Letherbarrow

Box 1. Roll 63 Michaelmas 1689

Petitions &c.

Complaint of Ralph Layland, Thomas Leyland, Andrew Barron and Peter Turit alias Bavington who had been waits for many years, that John Holecroft tailor "a disorderly and ungovernable Fellow. the last winter tooke upon himselfe of his owne accord to goe in the night Season therron part of this Towne as waites and greatly disturbed the Inhabitants thereof" Asked that Holecroft might be suppressed. "We the Jury do Quash this Petition" [that they might continue as waits]

ROLL 1 - Miscellaneous Years 1626-1724

COURT LEET ROLL 1

MISCELLANEOUS YEARS 1626-1724

f32 1642?

Gatewaiters

Standishgate William Scott the Elder
William Scott the Younger

Millgate Robert Foster
Robert Croynchlow

Scoles Robert Langshawe
James Wood

Court Leet [undated]
Presentments

Robert Baron, Roger Leatherbarrow & Alexander
Rydeing for neglecting their office of gatewaiter.

f51d Court Leet 1637.
Presentments.

Robert Almond labourer, for abusing Richard
Ascroft late gatewaiter of Hallgate.

Elections of Offices undated
1664

Gatewaiters.

Marketstreet John Buckley
John Whalley

Standishgate Thomas Blackhurst
James .............

Scoles Richard Daniell
Roger Risley

Wallgate Thomas Mort Senior
Richard Winckley

Hallgate George Shawe
James Leyland

Woodhouses Thomas Taylor
William Hoult

f72 Petition of William Parsone, John Hodgson & Robert Parson, 2Oct 1698 to be reappointed as Waits -
allowed.



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