Wardle is mentioned several times in the Coucher Book of Whalley Abbey, here are the names from the published index:

“Suanus” would appear to be a Scandinavian name often written as Swain, Orm is also a Scandinavian name. Note the variation in the spelling of Wardle,  “Wardul” and “Wordul”.

The “de” means “of,” so the names were Petrus of “Wordul” and so on.

These people gave land to Whalley Abbey, which was granted land by many individuals in the Parish of Rochdale. This indicates that many freemen held land, not just the main landowners of the parish of Rochdale.

Under construction!

Published in: on May 22, 2010 at 9:16 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://salfordhundred.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/wardle/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: