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History of the Church and Manor of Wigan.

you will come hither, or meete the co't at Yorke or Durham about Easter next: only faile not in the rest, and soe I bidd you fare well, and doe remaine

Yor very loving frend,
Court at Whitehall this
30th of December, 1616."[1]

In a letter to Archbishop Laud, written by Dr. Bridgeman many years later, viz., in March 1638-9, when he was bishop of Chester, he says that the first year's income which he received from the rectory of Wigan, for the year ending at Christmas, 1616, amounted to ;£566 12s. 1d. A full statement of the account is given in his private Leger as follows:

"Receaved out of the parsonage of Wigan the first year I came to it, ending at Christmas, 1616. £ S. d. May 18 Imprimis James Scott & Roger Brown rec. for me and sent me out of the demaynes ; for 41 kines grasse in the demaynes maynes ... ... ... ... 4O II O parson's medow //. they p<* me for every acre of parsons medow 50^ (except one acre w«^ John hide had & payes me the rentall) ^ came to ... ... ... ... 24 7 6 Hall medow //. they layd me in 28 load of hay out of my hall medow worth 6« 8^ the load 968 Easter role ( p^ of Wigan Easter r.-.u aJ book £ 12 2I n^ TA *T ^^•^l^^y^^^^^^^^lpt of Holland Easter f ^7 H 7 ( book ;^i I 25; //. Wittm Wakefield and W™ Wicksted receaved more of Easter role Lambs //. I receaved 37 lambs worth 3* the Iamb 511 o ' " Original letter inUr Family JIfSS.

  1. William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, ob, 1630 s.p.