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Notes on Various Documents Relating to Darcy Lever 1750 - 1860


Overseers of the Poor Account Book PDA/1/2/3 1769-1834

Notes about these records are on a separate page - see Darcy Lever Overseers Accounts

Valuation of Darcy Lever 1776

Valuation of Darcy Lever, 1776 - Poor Account Book

Jas. Bradshaw Esqr. for Hall 51    
Dto. for Top Oth Loan? 14    
Dto. for Lever Bridge Fould? and ??? Meddow 9 15  
Jon. Mills 47    
Jas. Lever for Hackin 40    
Dto. for Smith 1    
Miss Terick for Foggs 30    
Adm. Fletcher for New House 14    
Dto. for Dove Bank and Bottoms 9    
Dto. for Part of Lever Bridge Fould 2 5  
Henry Lever 15    
Edmond Whittle 15    
Richard Rilcliff? 15    
Willm. Fray for Crowsnest 14    
Richard Nelson 13    
Robert Bolton for Damside 3 5  
Jas. Crompton 8    
Jon. Scholecroft 7    
John Fletcher 2 15  
Peter Crook for Jas. Lever Cottage 2    
Jon. Tongue 1    
John Home for Jos. Walker 1    
Dto. for Robert Knight 1    
TOTAL 317 0 0


Parochial Relief Registers - Darcy Lever Taxation List, 1727 - Bolton Archives PBO/1/1

Darcy Lever Taxation List, 1727

Propriertor Acres? Rods? Pounds Shillings Pence
Hacken 79 0 1 6 4
Robt Rothwell 42 0 0 12 5
Mr. James Bradshaw 50 0 0 16 5
Mr. Benj: Crompton (?) 15 0 0 5 0
Mr. Law: Fogg 13 0 0 4 4
Capt. Crompton 16 0 0 5 4
James Crompton 8 10 0 2 10
Mary Crompton 9 0 0 3 0
James Lever 13 10 0 4 6
Tho: Devonport 13 0 0 4 4
Adam Whittle 6 10 0 2 10
Alice Whittle 9 10 0 3 2
Tho: Openshaw 7 0 0 2 4
Tho: Schooles 6 10 0 1 10
Mr. Benj. Crompton (?) 6 10 0 1 10
John Scholecroft 6 10 0 1 10
James Crompton Mill 8 0 0 2 5
Adam Sweetlow 2 0 0 0 5
Mr. Worrall (?) 6 0 0 2 0
  316 10 5 4 2


William Gray & Sons, Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers, Lever Bridge Mills, Darcy Lever. Bolton Archives.

Memoranda Book ZGR/7 1750-1832 List of title deeds relating to Damside Estate, Darcy Lever, 1750 - 1812. Day Book, 11 Aug 1795 - 7 Mar 1799. Wages Book, 1 Apr 1800 - 13 May 1802 (carding, spinning, winding, picking, billying, reeling, machine making).

List of title deeds relating to Damside Estate

  • 1. Lease from Orlando Bridgeman to James Dewhurst, land at Fleabottom, 1750
  • 2. Conveyance of No. 1 to John Taylor and John Horridge, 1787
  • 3. Conveyance of No. 1 to John Pool + Co, 1787
  • 4. Assignment of premises at Damside from Pool & Falkner to Joseph Jones, 1789
  • 5. Surrender of No. 4 from Jos. Jones and Co, to Pool & Falkner, 1790
  • 6. Lease of premises at Damside from Pool & Falkner to Mr. B. Wilson, 1791
  • 7. Pool & Falkner and Wilson, Damside, 1791
  • 8. Falkner to Pool. Lease. 1791
  • 9. As 8. Mortgage
  • 10. Falkner bankrupts.  Assignment of the commissioners to Mr. Stonehewer. 1795
  • 11. Falkner bankrupts.  Bargain of sales. 1795
  • 12. Falkner bankrupts.  Assignment of estate.  1795
  • 13. Assignment.  Pool.  Falker. 1797
  • 14. Roger Wolfendale will copy. 1701
  • 15. Mr. Isaac Bolton, will copy, 1772
  • 16. Mr. Robert Bolton to Mr. Isaac Bolton.  Conveyance of Pine Apple Public House and land at Damside, Darcy Lever. 1783
  • 17. Isaac Bolton to John Poole, lease of land and cottages at Damside, 1787
  • 18. Conveyance of land at Damside, Isaac Bolton to Pool and Falkner.  1787.
  • 19. Lent assizes. Nath. Mel?? Plaintiff and Isaac Bolton, Defendant.
  • 20. Lease from James Bradshaw Esq. to Richard Aspindall and Robert Barlow, Damside, Darcy Lever
  • 21. Assignment of mill at Damside from Aspindall and Barlow to Pool and others.
  • 22. Lease Pool and others to Mr. John Gray, Damside, 1797
  • 23. Release in fee of land in Damside, 1797
  • 24. Mr. Jones Award, 1803
  • 25. Mr. Jones
  • 26. Demise of land from Saml. Wood and others to J. W. & H. Gray, 1802
  • 1806 - All documents taken to London by H. Gray.

3 Pages from Gray Memo Book

Listing properties with names of fields, gardens, yards etc, with values which are presumably the acerages.  
  • Roscoes - 20 items listed, value: 16. 3. 26
  • Birch House - 22 items, value: 19. 2. 3/4
  • Townleys - 29 items, value: 34. 0. 18
  • Low Brookes - 15 items, value: 17. 1. 39
  • Part of Shale Lane 0. 2. 10
  • Drummers Lane 1. 0. 0
  • Tongs Tenement -  6 items (listed below), value: 5. 2. 38
    • Further Giles Hey (0. 3. 24)
    • Nearer Giles Hey (0. 2. 36)
    • Slack (0. 1. 37)
    • Barnfield (1. 1. 21)
    • Further Field (1. 1. 4)
    • Captains Meadow (0. 3. 36)
    • TOTAL (5. 2. 38)
  • Crowners Nook - 17 items, value 5. 2. 38
  • Part of Shale Lane 0. 1. 1 1/2
Notes: Crowners Nook and Shale Lane are in Ashton-in-Makerfield.  Low Brookes is probably also in the same place (one of the field names is Drummers Hey).  Birch House was in Farnworth.


Subscription Book ZLA/17/1 Jan 1834 - Dec 1843. Bolton Archives.

Ladyshore and Darcy Lever Colliery Sick Club - names and job descriptions of subscribers with amounts contributed and relief given.  No Tonge's listed.


Top o'th Meadows Estate, Darcy Lever. Bolton Archives ZSH/13

Notes about these records are on a separate page - see Top o'th' Meadows Estate, Darcy Lever

Darcy Lever Land Tax Assessments 1780 - 1832 - Lancashire Record Office QDL/S/32

Notes about these records are on a searate page - see Darcy Lever Land Tax (1780 - 1831)


Darcy Lever Deeds ZGR/11 Bolton Archives

Schedule of deeds and documents relating to freehold and leasehold premises in Darcy Lever belonging to George Frederic Smith, esquire and Undertaking, 1756-1887  ZGR/11.   No place names are listed.  The following names are recorded:-

James Ackers, Richard Aspindell, Robert Barlow, William Beever, Isaac Bolton and wife Alice, Robert Bolton and wife Esther, James Bradshaw, John Bradshaw, James Edward Bradshaw, Edward Chesyre, Ellis Crompton and wife Nellie, John Elliott, William Faulkner and wife Elizabeth, George Faulkner, Peter Fletcher, William Gray of Farley Hill Place (Reading), Frances Gray,  Elizabeth Gray,  John Gray, Henry Gray, Frances Elizabeth Gray, Frances Eleanor Gray, Robert Haye, Ann Houlston, Henry Jackson and wife Martha, Joseph Jones, Samuel Jones, Daniel Jones, William Jones, James Kay, George Lloyd, Nathaniel Milne and wife Jane, Thomas Oldmeadow, John Poole the elder, John Poole the younger, Peter Rasbotham, Samuel Scowcroft,  Henry Shaw, Thomas Shelmerdine, George Frederick Smith, James Spencer, William Stonehewer, Richard Varley, Benjamin Wilson.


Plan of Darcy Lever - ABZ/40 Bolton Archives

Unable to locate when requested in January 2014.

Estates of the Fletcher family in Darcy Lever, Great Bolton, Haulgh and Little Lever. Bolton Archives ZLA/12/1 Nov 1796 - May 1812.

Names of tenants, annual rents, amounts paid. Also contains file of property tax receipts, farm and blacksmiths accounts.

This document cannot be produced.  It had been put under quarantine as it is in need of restoration, but there is currently no budget at the archives to allow the restoration work to be done.  Dec 2013.