Tuesday 14 August 2012

James Tyldesley 1713

James Tyldesley, brother of the Diarist, married Mary Cookson on 5 May 1713.  The entry can be found through the excellent Lancs OPC [FN1]:
Marriage: 5 May 1713 St Chad, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Mr James Teldesley, Leverpoole
Miss Mary Cookson, L: Mr Styth
Mary Cookson apparently brought with her an estate of £2,200. In addition, James Tyldesley's cousin, Elizabeth Bold, had apparently promised him £500 on her death. 

Elizabeth Bold subsequently married Stanley Worden. When she died, the claim made by James Tyldesley was resisted and he became embroiled in proceedings in the Court of Chancery, as evidenced by three cases to found documented in the Six Clerks Office:
Tyldesley v Worden 1718
Tyldesley v Kippax 1720
Tildesley v Brooks 1720
As yet no children of James and Mary Tyldesley have been traced.

1. Family Search contains identical entries for the same date—one at St Chad's and one at St. Mary's, Wardleworth, the registers which have not yet been transcribed by Lancs OPC.