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CHISENHALE or CHISENHALL, EDWARD (d. 1653?), historian, was the eldest son of Edward Chisenhall, esq. of Chisenhall, Lancashire, by Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Worthington of Shavington. He bore a colonel's commission for Charles I in the civil war, and was in Lathom House during the first siege. By his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Rigby of the Burgh, Lancashire, he had four sons and as many daughters. He was the author of ‘Catholike History, collected and gathered out of Scripture, Councels, Ancient Fathers, and modern Authentick Writers, both Ecclesiastical and Civil; for the satisfaction of such as doubt, and the confirmation of such as believe, the Reformed Church of England. Occasioned by a Book written by Dr. Thomas Vane, intituled "The Lost Sheep returned Home,"’ London, 1653, 8vo.

[St. George’s Visitation of Lancashire, 1613 (Chetham Soc.), p. 24; Dugdale's Visitation of Lancashire, 1664-5 (Chatham Soc.), p. 79; Foley’s Records, vii. l418.]

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