Tuesday 18 September 2012

Preston Guild 1722 and 1742

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 1722 and 1742 can be downloaded as Excel spreadsheets. In each year 2 Tyldesleys were admitted:
3458 Tildesley Thomas Foreign Burgess son of Fletewood [Tildesley], deceased
3459 Tildesley James Foreign Burgess merchant Liverpool

3659 Tyldesley James foreign burgess gentleman Warrington
3660 Tyldesley Thomas foreign burgess son of Fleetwood [Tyldesley], deceased London
In 1722 Thomas Tyldesley (3458), son of Fleetwood Tyldesley and so grandson of Thomas Tyldesley 1657-1715 the Diarist. And James Tyldesley (3459) is the brother of the Diarist

By 1742, Thomas Tyldesley (3659), son of Fleetwood Tyldesley has moved to London and James Tyldesley (3660), presumably the brother of the Diarist, has moved to Warrington.  Between the two sessions James Tyldesley had absconded—in 1730—which may explain his decision to leave Liverpool.