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History of the Church and Manor of Wigan.

Chaliner against the parson); and in reading of these Roles the tyme was so spent as that my Lord Hubbart, having other business for the Prince, arose and departed, appointing us to confer by our Counsell together upon such points as wee could agree on, and for the rest the Lords would appoint another day to hear them after this Terme, & so my Ld Hubbard departed.

Whereupon the Lords (not entring into the other matters above mentioned) heard some other differences, viz., first, I complayned that the Parishioners denyed to provide wine for the communion, but charged me therewth, whereto the Arch Bp sayd he would take order wch them that denyed, but the Townsmen replyed they would provide hereafter, and would procure that I should be contented for what was past, and Sr Tho. Ireland promised he would deale wth them to that effect, Then Miles Letherbarrow was questioned for wthholding the Corne Mill from the Parson in Millgate, and upon opening a litle of the parson's title thereto, even out of John Mansell's deed, wherein he granted them liberty to grind only 20 mets Tole Free, their Counsell yielded the mills was the parson's, and Letherbarrow falling on his knees besought the Lords to mediate for him; whereupon my Lord Arch Bp entreated me to let him have a lease during my tyme, and to use him moderately for the rent, taking but 20 nobles yearly and my house corne tole free, for I had asked Letherbarrow what the mill was worth yearly, who answered, not above £20 a year (wth was the cause that my Lord Arch Bp thought that 20 marks was but sufficient for the repaires and Miller's paines); I then told him if they were no more worth I would be ruled by his Grace and use him reasonably.

After this, young Haughton appeared for his father about his Tith Hay, but nothing was spoken by the Lords in this business.

And this was the sume of this day's worke.

Peter Marsh brought me a note signifying from the Lords, the Judges, that they had appointed us to meet again in Michaelmas Terme, & then they would appoint us a day of hearing. I went