Catalogue description Hawkshead-Talbot of Chorley

This record is held by Lancashire Archives

Details of DDHK
Reference: DDHK
Title: Hawkshead-Talbot of Chorley

DDHK 1. Manorial Records


DDHK 1/1. Chorley Manor


DDHK 1/2. Ightenhill Manor


DDHK 1/3. Parbold Manor


DDHK 1/4. Bedfordshire: Ravensden Manor


DDHK 2. Hundredal Records


DDHK 2/1. Leyland Hundred (High Constable's papers)


DDHK 3. Title Deeds (including Leases, Settlements & Legal Case Papers)


DDHK 3/1. Parker estates (including Crosse & Stanfield estates)


DDHK 3/2. Pincock estates


Pincock mill


Euxton (general)


Bannester's Tenement, Euxton


Buckshaw's Tenement, Euxton


Rivington's Tenement, Euxton


Combined properties


DDHK 3/3. Talbot estates (including Coppull Chapel)


DDHK 3/4. Hawkshead estates


Rigby's Tenement, Chorley


Robinson's or Lowe's Tenement, Hartwood Green


Fisher's & Rawhey's estate in Coppull


Barrett's Tenement, Eccleston


Heskin family estates


Loxam family estates


Miller family estates


Eccleston (general)


Lancaster-Lea Estates


Fisher's Tenements in Heskin & Shevington


Waterworth family estates


Heskin (general)






Harrison's Tenement, Ulnes Walton


Baldwin's lands, Wigan


DDHK 3/5. Brooke estates


Abbott's Tenement, Chorley


Other Brooke properties


DDHK 3/6. Bretherton estates


Cooper's Tenement, Leyland


Townfield enclosed land, Leyland


Leyland (general)


DDHK 3/7. Gaskell estates




Preesall with Hackensall


Lower Harr Carr, Stalmine


Danson's Estate, Stalmine


Stalmine (general)


Staynall (general)


Stalmine with Staynall (various & combined premises)


DDHK 3/8. Various estates


Doncaster's estate, Adlington






Charnock Richard




Wakefield's tenement, Chorley




Eccleston & other places


Great Carleton & Bispham


Horwich Footpath Agreement


Liverpool & surrounding area


Shevington & other places


Ulnes Walton


Walton le Dale




Wolfen Hall, nr. Chipping




Hitchon's tenement, Worsthorne


Wrightington & Heskin


Hitchon family properties in Yorkshire


DDHK 4. Wills and probate


DDHK 4/1. Parker family


DDHK 4/2. Crosse & Pincock families


DDHK 4/3. Talbot family


DDHK 4/4. Hawkshead family


DDHK 4/5. Brooke family


DDHK 4/6. Other families


DDHK 5. Estate Management


DDHK 5/1. Surveys and Rentals


DDHK 5/2. Leases


Parker estates - Stanfield's tenement


Pincock estates - Robinson's estate


Pincock estates - General


Hawkshead estates


Brooke estates


Gaskell estates, Out Rawcliffe


Townley estates


Standish estates


General leases


DDHK 5/3. Accounts (including Tithe, Land Tax, Hearth Tax)


Parker estates


Crosse estates - General


Crosse estates - Tootell's tenement


Stanfield's estate


Pincock estates - Pincock Mill


Pincock estates - General


Pincock estates - Bannester's tenement


Pincock estates - Robinson's estate


Hawkshead estates - General


Hawkshead estates - Miller family's estate


Brooke estates - General


Brooke estates - Chorley & Astley Tithes


Gaskell estates


Townley estates


Various estates


DDHK 5/4. Bonds, Obligations & Arbitrations


Parker estates


Crosse estates - General


Crosse estates - Tootell's tenement


Pincock estates - General


Pincock estates - Robinson's tenement


Hawkshead estates - General


Hawkshead estates - Miller Family's estate


Brooke estates


Standish estates


Various estates


DDHK 5/5. Correspondence


Crosse estate


Stanfield's estate


Pincock estates - General


Pincock estates - Robinson's tenement


Hawkshead estates - General


Brooke estates


Townley estates


DDHK 5/6. Sale Particulars


DDHK 5/7. Timber


Parker estates


Crosse estate


Stanfield's estate


Pincock estates


Hawkshead estates - General


Hawkshead estates - Miller Family's estates


Miscellaneous estates


DDHK 5/8. Maps and Plans


Hawkshead estates


Brooke estates


Parker Estates


Talbot Estates


Miscellaneous plans


DDHK 5/9. Miscellaneous estate papers p.338


DDHK 6. Enclosure


DDHK 6/1. Chorley p.339-343 and Addendum p.7


DDHK 6/2. Eccleston p.343


DDHK 6/3. Heskin p.343


DDHK 6/4. Layton, Marton and Bispham p.344-345


DDHK 6/5. Runshaw Moor p.345


DDHK 7. Charity Papers


DDHK 7/1. Lathom's charity, Bispham p.346-349


DDHK 7/2. Mason's charity, Chorley p.349-350


DDHK 7/3. Cooper's charity, Chorley p.350-351


DDHK 7/4. Hodgson's charity, Chorley p.351-359 and Addendum p.8


DDHK 7/5. The Coward Trust p.359-361


DDHK 7/6. Chorley - General p.362-363


DDHK 7/7. Clitheroe charity lands p.363


DDHK 7/8. Euxton charities p.363


DDHK 7/9. Rigby's charity, Eccleston p.364


DDHK 8. Schools p.365


DDHK 9. Family Papers


DDHK 9/1. Parker Family personal papers p.366-389 and Addendum p.8-10


Including correspondence of Hugh Parker(2) p.367-370


James Parker(2) p.371


James Parker(7) p.380-381


DDHK 9/2. Crosse Family personal papers p.389-392


DDHK 9/3. Pincock Family personal papers p.393-411


Including Malt Business papers of John Pincock(2) p. 405-406


DDHK 9/4. Talbot Family personal papers p.412-413 and Addendum p. 10-11


DDHK 9/5. Hawkshead Family papers p.414-458 and Addendum p. 12-20


Including the papers of William Hawkshead Talbot p.451-457


DDHK 9/6. Brooke Family personal papers p.459


DDHK 9/7. Gaskell Family personal papers p.459


DDHK 9/8. Various Families personal papers p.459-461


DDHK 10. Official Papers


DDHK 10/1. Militia p.462-463


DDHK 10/2. Constables p.463-464


DDHK 10/3. Churchwardens p.465


DDHK 10/4. Highway Surveyors p.465-467


DDHK 10/5. Turnpike Roads p.467


DDHK 10/6. Poor Law p.467-471


DDHK 10/7. Excise p.471


DDHK 10/8. Other official papers p.472


DDHK 11. Printed and miscellaneous papers


DDHK 11/1. General papers (including accounts, correspondence, etc) p.473-474 and Addendum p.21


DDHK 11/2. Recipes p.474-475


DDHK 11/3. Copy documents p.475-476


DDHK 11/4. Printed material p.477-478 and Addendum p.21

Date: 1274 - 1966

Note on the arrangement of Title Deeds


Because of the lack of arrangement of the collection generally, it was felt that all deeds and papers relating to property should be catalogued together as Title Deeds. Strictly speaking, leases subsequent to a family's acquisition of an estate should be catalogued under Estate Management, as they are not deeds of title. However, there were instances during the sorting of the collection where it was apparent that deeds of title had been grouped together with subsequent leases of the acquired premises, often as the result of a legal action to prove the right of title. Legal cases also resulted in the inclusion of accounts and correspondence with the deeds of title, as was the case with the acquisition by the Pincock family of their estates in Euxton. In certain instances, therefore, leases, accounts and correspondence have been catalogued as deeds of title. The nature of the inheritance of the estates also needed to be taken into consideration, and it was felt that a grouping of deeds relating to each family from the Parkers through to the Brethertons was more appropriate than a strictly archival arrangement based on the JSA article referred to above. Where appropriate, a note regarding the arrangement of each section has been included within the catalogue.


Note on the arrangement of Estate Management


In keeping with the arrangement of the overall catalogue, the Estate Management section has been arranged first by document class and then by family, with the exception of the sub-section Surveys and Rentals (see note below).


Note on the arrangement of Surveys and Rentals


A section of the records relating to estate surveys, mostly carried out by William Hawkshead, was initially separated out and catalogued under the reference DDHK SURV. Because of the existence of the earlier list and the loss of information on the provenance of the surveys, it was felt that restructuring the sub-section in line with the rest of the catalogue would be too confusing. The earlier list has now been renumbered as DDHK 5/1, and additional surveys discovered during the sorting of the collection have been incorporated in this section of the catalogue. The original SURV reference has been included with the description where appropriate.


Note on the Parker Estate correspondence


The Parker correspondence has all been catalogued under Family Papers, as there was no distinct grouping of estate correspondence. Some of the personal correspondence contains references to estate matters, but it was felt to be inappropriate to separate individual letters out of the sequence.


Note on the arrangement of Family Papers


In comparison with the rest of the catalogue, this section has been catalogued in order of family name, then by individual. Where a substantial amount of material exists for an individual, the documents have been further catalogued by document type. Personal papers include accounts, diaries, correspondence, personal bonds and arbitrations, and records relating to official appointments and legal obligations. Marriage Settlements which do not involve transfer of land have been included in this section. For marriage settlements involving the transfer of land, please see under Title Deeds. Where pedigrees exist, these have been catalogued at the end of each family.


Note on Printed and Miscellaneous Papers


Items which could not easily be included in any of the main catalogue sections have been grouped together and catalogued as Printed and Miscellaneous Papers. The majority of the accounts, correspondence and legal papers in this section probably found their way into the archive through the official business and duties of certain members of the Parker, Hawkshead and Pincock families, but have no specific relevance to those families or their estates.

Related material:

There are pedigrees of the families involved available in paper format at Lancashire Record Office. Numbers and relationships in brackets within this catalogue are based on the pedigrees.

Held by: Lancashire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Talbot, Hawkshead-, family of Chorley, Lancashire

Hawkshead-Talbot, family of Chorley, Lancashire

Physical description: 11 sub fonds
Custodial history:

Accessions 1211, 2651 & 3193


The Hawkshead-Talbot collection was originally deposited in 1956 by the Revd. H Bretherton (accession 1211) who had succeeded to the Bretherton family estates in 1924. There were two subsequent deposits of further material in May 1970 (accession 2651) and July 1970 (accession 3193) made by Lt. Col. J T Bretherton-Hawkshead-Talbot, who succeeded to the Hawkshead-Talbot estates in 1942. The current owner of the collection is the Revd. R D Bretherton-Hawkshead-Talbot, younger brother to the above named depositors.


The collection is not a strict Estate Collection as it is made up of two strands of papers of various families (the Bretherton family, and the Parker/Hawkshead/Talbot families) which intermarried. The descent of property culminated in the inheritance of the estates through marriage by the Bretherton family following the death of William Hawkshead Talbot in 1907. As there was little clear order to the collection, it has been restructured following guidelines published by White, Bagley, Cory, Underwood and Williams in the Journal of the Society of Archivists [JSA] vol.13 no.1 (Spring 1992) pp. 1-8. Rather than catalogue the papers of each individual family, it has been decided to treat the collection as being the papers of the Bretherton-Hawkshead-Talbot family, and to list the collection first by document type, and then by family.


A further anomaly exists in the deposit in 1976 (accession 3863) of papers salvaged from premises formerly occupied by a firm of solicitors in Chorley, which relate to the Parker and Talbot families. These papers are catalogued separately as DDX 1111 with cross-references to the collection DDHK.

  • Parker family
  • Pincock family
  • Talbot family
  • Hawkshead family
  • Bretherton family of Lancashire
  • Chorley, Lancashire
  • Lancashire, England
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