Thomas Mort born abt 1610 Wigan (17.1.)


Data 17.1. 

EARLY WIGAN MORTS
Extracted from the Calendar of Wigan Borough Court Leet Rolls in the 1600's the following gives an insight into the
lives of Thomas Mort, and his children. More details on www.wiganworld.co.uk
The court was in the old Moot Hall building, situated off Market Place, Wigan town centre.
1635 Thomas Mort, currier, assault
1640, 1641 James Morte, currier presented for defiling the streets
Richard Morte, apprenticed to Robert Brighouse dyer for 7 years, asks to be made a freeman
1647 Gatewaters: Walegate Thomas Mort
1653 St Lukes Fair Toll taker: Wallgate Thomas Morte
1656 Thomas Mort the elder present
1659 Thomas Mortt the younger for taking Roger Scott one of the searchers into his shop to search
leather, contrary to the statut, and afterwards for abusing the said Roger
1660 Thomas Mortt and Jane his wife-assault and abuse
1661, Apr 20 Easter Leet Roger Never for assaulting James Mortt and drawing of blood
Thomas Mortt the younger "For Curying Lettres Insufficiently and using horse grasse for the dressinge of same"
Roger Never for breaking his recognizance by assaulting James Mortt and drawing blood 
1663, Apr 25 Easter Leet Thomas Mortt the elder, foreigners
William Mort for abusing and assaulting Hugh Deane and his wife
  Elizabeth Mortt-spinster for abusing Hugh Deane
1664, Oct 1 Michaelmas L James Mortt currier for keeping Thomasin Robinson a foreigner
Complaint of the Master and Warden of the Shoemakers that Thomas Mortt the younger, currier sold and
bought corn and mills, not being a burgess
1665, Apr 1 Easter Leet William Mortt-assault
1666, Mar 24 Easter Leet Presentments: James Mortt of Wigan Currier being sworne to watch att the End of Walgat was dureing
the tyme of his watch drunk and did assault one Wetherby- fined 5s or for five hours in the stocks on
Market day.
1667, Oct 5 Michaelmas L Thomas Mort the younger "for digging and deweing in Robert Ford's close called "The Eyes"
1668, Mar 28 Easter Leet Thomas Mort Junior and Thomas Mort Senior did not sufficiently curry lether brought unto him but did use
insufficient oyles and Liquors
1668, Oct 3 Michaelmas L Gatewaiters: Millgate Thomas Mort
Thomas Mort the younger-litigation and assault
1669 Michaelmas Gatewaiters: Wallgate James Mort
1670 Michaelmas William Crosse for abusing James Mort gatewaiter
1672, Oct 5 Michaelmas L Gatewaiters: Wallgate Richard Mortte
Thomas Mortt Junior currier assault with drawing of blood
1673, Apr 5 Easter Leet James Hardman for assaulting Richard Mortt gatewaiter fined 3s 4d
Richard Mortt for abusing and assaulting James Hardman
1674, Dec 31 Overseers of Highways, Wallgate: Thomas Mort
1676, Sep 30 Michaelmas L Gatewaiter: Wallgate Thomas Mort
James Mort for an assault on Elizabeth the wife of William Catterall
1676, Dec 28 Christmas L James Mortt-assault
1677, Oct 6 Michaelmas L Recorder Thomas Mort
1678, Apr 6 Easter Leet That Thomas Mortt or William Catterall allow the pale between their tenement and Gilbert Greens
to fall down
1678, Oct 5 Michaelmas L Thomas Mortt senior, William or Anne Catterall for allowing the pale to fall between their house
and Gilbert Greens
1680, Oct 2 Michaelmas L Recorder Thomas Morte
Gatewaiter: Millgate James Morte
Richard Morte for allowing swine to stray
1682, Sep 30 Michaelmas Leet Richard Mortt for allowing swine to stray
James Mort-assault
1682, Dec 23 Christmas Leet Richard Mort for allowing swine to stray
1683, Apr 14 Easter Leet Richard Mort for allowing his swine to stray
1683 Michaelmas Recorder Thomas Morte, Esq
Richard Mort-straying swine
Draft of a petition for the comfirmation of the election of Thomas Morte Esq as Recorder according to the Charter
Letter confirming the election of Thomas Mort Esq as Recorder 15 Nov 1683
Draft of a letter from Thomas Turner, Mayor to Charles Earl of Ancram dated 20 Nov 1683 acknowledging
the receipt of the Brief nominating Thomas Morte Esq as Recorder
1684, Apr 14 Easter Leet Richard Mort for allowing his swine to stray
Richard Mort for allowing "mastey" dogs to go unmuzzled in the street
1684, Oct 6 Michaelmas Leet Recorder Thomas Mort
Richard Mort for allowing swine to stray
1686, Apr 25 Easter Leet James Mort for assaulting Robert Forth and abusing Mary the wife of John Wood
1687, Apr 2 Easter Leet Richard Mortt for allowing his swine to stray
Thomas Mortt for not cleaning the street
1687, Apr 16  Presentments: Peter Mortt for allowing two dogs to go unmuzzled
Richard Mortt for allowing his swine to stray
1687, Oct 1 Michaelmas Leet Richard Mort for allowing swine to stray
1687/8, Jan 7 Presentments: Richard Mort for allowing stones to lie in the street
Peter Mort for allowing his mastiff to go unmuzzled
1688, Apr 21 Easter Leet Richard Mort for allowing a "Rooke of Stones" to lie in the street
The Mug Market held in Market Street in future to be removed to the hillock against Richard Morte's house
in Wallgate and also all tin and glass ware to be sold there
1689, Apr 6 Easter Leet Thomas Mort Esq Recorder asked to be discharged, it was granted and Bert Entwistle elected
1689, Oct 5 Michaelmas Leet Richard Mortt for allowing swine to stray
1690, Oct 4 Michaelmas Leet Robert Mason for an assault with the drawing of blood upon William Mortt
Margery Mortt widow for allowing swine to stray
1691, Apr 18 Presentment: Margery Mort for allowing swine to stray
1691, Oct 3 Michaelmas Leet Searchers and Seekers of leather: Roger Scott and Thomas Mortt
Margery Mortt for allowing her swine to stray
Notes: From a study of the Court Leet, Sacrement Certificates and the baptisms of Thomas Mort the residences of these early Wigan Morts can be established
    1631-1635 Thomas Mort and wife had a place of business in Millgate, Wigan
    1637-1661 Thomas Mort and wife had a place of business in Wallgate, Wigan
    by 1677 Thomas Mort was of Astley, and Recorder. A Thomas Mort was Recorder till 1689 so maybe both father and son took this roll as father died 1686
Oaths and Sacrament Certificates Lancashire Quarter Sessions. Only the Index is shown below as a reminder for further study. Lancashire Records Office
    ref QSJ/8/11 date Nov 18, 1677 Thomas Mort of Astley, parish Leigh esq "Recorder of the Towne and Borough of Wiggan"
    ref QSJ8/17/75 date Dec 30, 1683 Thomas Mort, Recorder of Wigan
    ref QSJ/8/30/15 date Dec 30, 1688 Thomas Mort "Recorder of the Towne and Burrough of Wigan" witness Alexander Mort of Heskin, gent
Notes: Alexander Mort of Heskin, gent would be the son of Adam Mort and Margaret Maudesley. 
    There is a connection between the Mort and Mawdesley families, and a study of the Mawdesley family could probably lead to connect the families of the
     Morts of Damhouse with these early Wigan Morts
    Margaret Maudesley, wife of Adam Mort of Damhouse, was the daughter of Robert Mawdesley. She was christened Wigan, Robert was also Recorder at Wigan.
Note: see Robert Mawdesley
Baptisms to parent Thomas Mort (IGI)
    Thomas christened Jul 25, 1631 of Wigan
    James christened Dec 31, 1632 of Wigan
    Henry born Jan 11, 1638 of Wallgate, Wigan
    Peter born May 17, 1640 of Wallgate, Wigan
    Richard christened Nov 13, 1642 of Wallgate, Wigan
    William born May 24, 1645 of Wallgate, Wigan
Taken from the Registers of Wigan Part 2 1626-1675 LPRS Book 152
    Thomas Mort f Thomas de Mylgait baptised July 25, 1631
    James Mort f Thomas de Mylgait baptised Dec 31, 1632
    Eliz d Tho. Mort of Milnegate baptised Feb 28, 1635/36
    Henry son of Thomas Mort, cur in the Wallgate [currier?] baptised Jan 11, 1637/38
    Henry son of Thomas Mortt de Wallgate buried May 21, 1639
    Peeter son of Thomas Mort de Wallgate baptised May 17, 1640
    Willm son of Thomas Mort de Wallgate baptised May 24, 1645
    Peter son of Thomas Morte de Wallgate buried Apr 25, 1661
    Margaret wife of Thomas Mort of Wallgate buried Dec 6, 1661
Taken from the Registers of Wigan Part 3 1676-1710 LPRS Book 153
    James Mort of Walgate buried Aug 22, 1678
    Mary wife of James Mort of Walgate buried Aug 12, 1678
    Thomas Mort, senr of Milgate buried Oct 31, 1686
A marriage at Wigan on Feb 19, 1655 (IGI)
    Thomas Mort and Jane Prescott
Baptisms to parent Thomas Mort (IGI)
    James born May 16, 1656 of Wigan
    Elizabeth born Nov 4, 1658 of Wigan
Baptisms to parents Thomas Mort and Jane Prescott (IGI) of Millgate
    James christened May 16, 1656
    Elizabeth christened Nov 4, 1658
    Peter christened Apr 28, 1661
    William christened Dec 2, 1666
Taken from the Registers of Wigan Part 2 1626-1675 LPRS Book 152
    Marriage of Thomas Mort, currier and Jane Prescott Feb 8, 1654/55
    James son of Thomas Mort of Millgate, yonger baptised May 16, 1656
    Elizabeth d of Thomas Mort of Milgate baptised Nov 4, 1658
    Peter son of Thomas Mortt de Milngate baptised Apr 28, 1661
    John son of Thomas Mort de Pemberton baptised Nov (nd) 1663
    William son of Thomas Mort de Millgate baptised Dec 2. 1666
Taken from the Registers of Wigan Part 3 1676-1710 LPRS Book 153
    Jane wife of Thomas Morte buried Sep 26, 1694
    Tho Morte de Milgate buried Jul 12, 1699 (same date as Tho s of Wm Morte de Walgate)
    Ellizab Morte, spinster, de Walgate, pauper (followed by a hand pointing right) buried May 22, 1697
Baptism Records to parent Richard Mort (IGI)
    Alice christened May 11, 1673 of Wigan
    Thomas christened Aug 9, 1674 of Wigan
    Thomas born Aug 3, 1674 of Hallgate, Wigan
    Ralph born Sep 2, 1675 of Hallgate, Wigan
    Ralph christened Sep 2, 1675 of Wigan
    Margaret born May 26, 1677 of Wallgate, Wigan
    Alice christened Nov 30, 1678 of Wigan
    Alice born Nov 30, 1678 of Wallgate, Wigan
    Peter christened Sep 2, 1680 of Wigan
    Peter born Sep 2, 1680 of Wallgate, Wigan
    Richard born Feb 20, 1682 of Wallgate, Wigan
Taken from the Registers of Wigan Part 2 1626-1675 LPRS Book 152
    Alice d of Richard Mort of Wallgate bapised May 11, 1673
    Alice d of Richard Mort of Wallgate buried Sep 10, 1673
    Thomas s of Richard Mort of Wallgare baptised Aug 2, 1674
    Ralph s of Richard Mort of Wallgate baptised Sep 2, 1675
Taken from the Registers of Wigan Part 3 1676-1710 LPRS Book 153
    Margaret d of Richard Morte of Walgate baptised May 26, 1677
    Ralph s of Richard Mortt of Wallgate buried Jul 2, 1679
    Alice d Richard Mort of Walgate baptised Nov 30, 1678
    Alice d Richard Mort of Walgate buried Dec 11, 1678
    Peter s of Richard Mort of Walgate baptised Sep 2, 1680
    Richard son of Richard Mortt of Walgate baptised Feb 20, 1682/83 Note: see Richard Mort and Margt Woods
    Richard Morte, Wallgate buried Aug 5, 1690
    Margery Mort, wid of Wallgate buried Apr 13, 1695
Extracted from the Will held at Lancashire Records Office
Richard Mort of Wigan, Innkeeper 1691, May 19
In the name of God Amen, I Richard Mort of Wigan, innkeeper, I give and bequeath unto Margery my loving wife one third part in 
three parts to be divided of all the rest residue and remainder of my said goods and personal estate, and the othertwo thirds unto
Peter, Richard and Margaret Mortt my sons and daughter equally to be divided amongst them, share and share alike. Whereas the
said Richard Mortt lawfully seized in my demesne and all that Messuage or burgage and tenement with appertence situate in or
near Streets in Wigan afforesaid Walgate wherein I now inhabit and dwell and in all those two separate close closures of two acres
and a half ot thereabouts. Unto Thomas Cooper of Wigan and one of the Aldermen of the burough of Wigan and Adam Bancks of the
Milngate in Wigan after my demise and suffer the said Margery my wife and her assigns to have profits of all and singular the said 
messuage or burgage, tenement, close, closures and parcels of land until Richard Mortt my said son shall have or may have attained
the age of one and twenty years, do allow for the better livelyhood and stay of the said Peter, Richard and Margaret my said sons and
daughters until they shall respectively attain he age of one and twenty years and nominate my wife sole Executrix, put my hand and
seal the third day of August 1690. Richard Mort made his mark.
Also a long inventory dated May 19, 1691 of Richard Mort of Walgate, Wigan
Extracted from the Will held at Lancashire Records Office
Margery Mort of Wigan, widow 1697, Oct 20
In the name of God Amen, the tenth day of April in ye seventh year of King William the third and in the year of our Lord according to
the computacon of the Church of England 1695 I margery Mort of Wigan in the county of Lancaster, widdow being sick in body but of
perfect memory praised be God for ye same do make this my last will and testament in manner following. Firstly I comitt my soul unto 
the Lord my body to ye earth to be decently buried and interred in the Parish Church of Wigan at ye descresion of my executors hereafter
named, and whereas my late husband did by his last will devise unto me one third part of his then personnall estate I do hereby give and 
bequeath ye same to my two children Margaret and Richard Mort and doe hereby revoke all other wills and doe nominate or appoint 
Adam Bancks senior of Wigan, Pewterer exec. Margery Mort her mark.
Also a very long inventory totalling £136 09s 06p dated Oct 19, 1697