Friday 14 September 2012

Preston Guild 1682

Volunteers at Lancashire Record Office have recently finished transcribing 27 Guild Rolls from 1397 to 1992—giving almost 45,000 names of Preston's burgesses past and present. 

Tyldesleys were admitted in 1622, 1682, 1702, 1722, 1742, 1782, 1802 and 1822—with Roger Ford, a servant to the Tyldesleys, being admitted in his own right in 1642.

The entries for 1682 can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet and include 7 Tyldesleys:
2484 Tildesley Edward foreign burgess esquire Myerscough sworn
2485 Tildesley Thomas foreign burgess son of Edward Tildesley
2486 Tildesley Edward foreign burgess son of Thomas Tildesley
2487 Tildesley Thomas Hoplcraft foreign burgess brother of Edward Tildesley
2488 Tildesley Thomas foreign burgess brother of first Edward Tildesley senior sworn
2489 Tildesley Ralph foreign burgess brother of Thomas Tildesley sworn
2490 Tildesley John foreign burgess gentleman Stanzaker, Myerscough sworn
Three generations of Tyldesleys were therefore represented.  Edward Tyldesley 1635-1685 (2484), his son Thomas Tyldesley 1657-1715 the Diarist (2485) and two sons of the Diarist: Edward Tyldesley (2486) and Thomas Holcroft Tyldesley (2487). The Diarist's uncles, Thomas Tyldesley (2488) and Ralph Tyldesley (2489) were also present.  

Finally there was John Tyldesley (2490)—one of the Stansacre Tyldesleys.

Thomas Holcroft Tyldesley (2487) clearly gained his surname from his mother, Eleanor Holcroft. This cannot be the same Thomas Tyldesley whose birth on 10 January 1688 was noted in the Newchurch registers. Sadly, therefore, Thomas Holcroft Tyldesley must have died as a child.