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Baines of Wyersdale, Lancashire, England

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Date: 1630 to 1680
Location: Wyersdale, Lancashire, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Baines Wyersdale, Lancashire, Quaker
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Evidence for William Baines of Wyersdale, Lancashire, a possible father or relative of Matthew Baines of Wyresdale, Lancashire.


1630-2, William Baines of Wyresdale, recusant, sequestered

Parish of Garstang

Relevant passage and footnote:

  • The district was hostile to the Reformation (fn. 13) and favourable to the king's cause in the Civil War though some companies were raised for the other side.
  • fn. 13. The patent rolls of the early years of James I show a number of sequestrations for recusancy in the parish, e.g. Oliver Cottam in Barnacre and Bilsborrow; Pat. 6 Jas. pt. xxi. In 1630–2 the following compounded by annual fines for the two thirds of their estates liable to sequestration for recusancy: Barnacre—John Bee £2, Robert Layfield £3; Catterall—Robert Shireburne £20; Kirkland—John Butler £3 6s. 8d.; Pilling—John Bradshaw (for his wife) £5, Thomas Dalton £3 6s. 8d.; Winmarleigh—Thomas Molyneux £5; Wyresdale—William Baines £2, Thomas Parkinson £3, William Parkinson £2 13s. 4d.; Trans. Hist. Soc. (new ser.), xxiv, 175, &c. Large numbers refused to sign the Protestation of 1641; Fishwick, op. cit 264–72. For the case of William Capes see Cal. S. P. Dom. 1638–9, pp. 156, 171.

Source: ‘The parish of Garstang', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1912), pp. 291-300. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol7/pp291-300 [accessed 16 October 2020].

1653, William Baines of Nether Wyresdale, recusant, sequestered

Township of Nether Wyresdale

Relevant Passage and footnote:

  • Courts are held. (fn. 63) In 1642 it was ordered by the jury that the court should be elected out of the several townships in rotation, the first year out of Barnacre, Bonds and Tarnacre, the second year out of Cabus, Cleveley and Holleth, and the third year out of Wyresdale, Longmoor or Pilling Moss and the remainder. (fn. 64) ... There were some sequestrations under the Commonwealth. (fn. 67)
  • Fn. 67. William Baines, recusant, had two-thirds of his estate under sequestration in 1653; Royalist Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 157. John Baines, aged thirty, admitted to the English College, Rome, in 1659, was son of William. He stated that his parents, 'Catholics of the middle classes, descended from an ancient stock . . . suffered much on account of their religion and were reduced to very slender means in consequence'; Foley, Rec. S. J. v, 399. He was ordained and sent to England. John Baines, who had taken part in the 'second war' on the king's side, escaped with a fine of £3; Royalist Comp. Papers, i, 118. Thomas Mercer and Mary his wife, who were leaseholders under Lady Kilmorey, for recusancy suffered sequestration, but were dead in 1655; ibid, iv, 130. The surname is given as Myerscough in Cal. Com. for Comp. v, 3242. John Rigmaiden of Wyersdale, recusant, desired to contract for the two-thirds of his estate in 1654; ibid. v, 3186. John seems to have died soon after, the trustees of his daughter Anne, wife of Roger Green, petitioning for discharge later in the year; ibid, iv, 2851. William Windress, though not actually sequestered, compounded in 1651 for having been in arms for the king in 1643; ibid, iv, 2899.

Source: Townships: Nether Wyresdale', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1912), pp. 300-305. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol7/pp300-305 [accessed 16 October 2020]. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1912.

1672, Matthew Baynes of Wyresdale, marriage

Lancaster Monthly Meeting [Quaker], Lancashire County. Mathew Baines of Wyersdale m Margrett Hatton of Bradley.

Source1: Quaker Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire: Book 732, marriages, births, burials 1646-1775: Lancaster Meeting, folio 157: Marriage abstracts from original certificates, p167, image 140. "Mathew Baynes of Wyersdall, Husbandman, and Margarett Hatton, daughter of William Hatton of Bradley, both of Lancashire did take each other in marriage in a publick assembly of people caled Quakers the 22nd day of the tenth month of 1672 in the presence of these witnesses: Richard Salisbury, Henry Coward, John Tomlison, John Moon, Richard Clayton, John Walker and others. Repository: familysearch.org.

1679 William Baines of Wyreside & Nthrwyresdale, recusant

Wyreside and Netherwyresdale, Lancashire County

Relevant passage:

  • 7 March 1679. A note or list as follows, lacking the enacting warrant or order [? for their protection] to which it is apparently intended to be appended and for which a blank space is left in the entry book, viz., a list of the names of several persons called Quakers that are prosecuted as Popish Recusants but in reality [are] true Protestants.
    • Co. Lancs. Henry Houlden of Thornton, Jno. Brickerstaffe of the same place, John Townsend of Radcliffe, Robert Butler of the same place, James Smith of Poulton, James Brickerstaffe of Thornton, William Foote of the same place, William Baines of Wyreside, Tho. Hinde of Littledale, John Kirby of Kirkby, William Whaley, Jno. Sagar, Roger Hartley of Marsden, Jno. Hartley of Gilford Clough, Peter Shackleton of forest of Trawden, Mary Hartley of the same place, widow, Richard Hargrave of Fowbridge, Richard Cubban, Godffrey Atherton, Anne Atherton, widow, Edward Lyons, Danll, Bisbaine, William Smith of Bickerstaffe, Richard Johnson of Ormskirk, Roger Harsnop of Aughton, William Whaly of Marsden, Jno. Sagar of the same place, Roger Hartley of Chamber, William Baines of Netherwyresdale.

Source: 'Entry Book: March 1679, 1-10', in Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5, 1676-1679, ed. William A Shaw (London, 1911), pp. 1251-1261. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-treasury-books/vol5/pp1251-1261 [accessed 16 October 2020].

1680, Matthew and Margaret Baynes of Goosnargh

Lancashire County, Court of Quarter Sessions, 1680. Margrett, wife of Matthew Baynes [of Goosnargh] provides maintenance for bastard of Jane Badger and George Beeseley. (citing index entry).

Source. The National Archives, UK. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/1df991e9-af31-4e0e-ac1a-14e8fd27b6e1. Search Terms: Baynes AND Goosnargh. Record location: 55-Lancashire Archive > Q-Lancashire County Quarter Sessions > QSP-Petitions > QSP/521-Preston, Midsumer, 1680 > Ref: QSP/521/10-Goosnargh > Title: Maintenance by Margrett wife of Matthew Baynes, of bastard of Jane Badger, and George Beeseley. Repository. Lancaster Archives: archives@lancashire.gov.uk

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