Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, &c./Appendix/Index

INDEX.

 
 
  • Abbot of Chester, 260
  • Accrington, notchel crying, 176
  • Ace of Spades, 4
  • Acorns, pelting with, 85
  • Acres Fair, 84
  • Adventures of a Skull, 67
  • Alfred, King, Legend respecting, 21
  • Amusements at Didsbury, 126
  • Ancient games, 132
  • Ancient houses, 120
  • Anderton's jewels, 145
  • Appeal of murder, 173
  • Apple catching for money, 162
  • Archery butts, 148
  • Ashton gyst-ale, 85
  • Ashton Manor, payment for, 3
  • Assheton's Journal, 94
  • Astbury Church, paintings at, 20


  • Bacon, superstitions about, 124
  • Back-slamming, 175
  • Ballad quoted, 18
  • Bandy-ball, game of, 149
  • Barcroft of Barcroft, 4
  • Barley Brake, game of, 138, 141
  • Barton and Eccles, rhymes on, 89
  • Bear-baiting, 119
  • Beasts offered to the Devil, 124
  • Beheading a thief, 172
  • Benches in churches for women, 3
  • Bernshaw Tower, 5
  • Birds, superstitions respecting, 218
  • Biron, Lady, funeral of, 9
  • Blindman's buff, 141
  • Blackthorn, game of, 150
  • Boggart hole in Pendle Forest, 141
  • Book of Sports, 122
  • Bowt's bare, 202
  • Bradshaigh, Sir William, 45
  • Bradshaw chapel, skulls at, 60
  • Bradshaw, John, preaching, 109
  • Brank at Holme, lost, 167
  • Buck-thanging, punishment of, 175
  • Bull-baiting at Eccles, 127
  • Bull-baiting at Chatburn, 149
  • Burnley waits, 87
  • Burnley holidays, 161
  • Byrom, John, opposed to races, 154, 156


  • Castle Irwell, races at, 157
  • Cats, king of, 13
  • Cats, superstition respecting, 219
  • Chad's church, Rochdale, 52
  • Chapter of proverbs, 213
  • Chatburn, the tailor of, 15
  • Chests, carvings on, 65
  • Children put to death, 12
  • Children, superstitions respecting, 220
  • Christ's croft, 183
  • Christmas rhymes, 240
  • Christmas song, 88
  • Churches strewed with rushes, 109
  • Church feasts, 123
  • Churchyards, fairs held in, 125
  • Churning rhymes, 234
  • Chylde of Hale, dress of, legends, 31, 33
  • Cicely's hunting pranks, 253
  • Clayton hall, 8
  • Clegg Hall boggart, 11
  • Clogs worn, clogs to clogs, 146, 237
  • Cockerham, the Devil at, 241
  • Cockfighting at Eccles, rules for, 128, 143
  • Coifi abandons paganism, 75
  • Courting on Fridays, 176
  • Courtship, superstitions respecting, 222
  • Cross and pile, game of, 139
  • Cuck stool at Liverpool, 167
  • Cucking stool at Ormskirk, 168
  • Cunliffes of Wyecoller, 79


  • Danish sword dance, 153
  • Debtor relieved by a witch, 252
  • Decorations at rushbearings, 118
  • Demons, forms of, 77
  • Demon pigs, 7
  • Denton, derivation of, 28
  • Devil's bond, 6
  • Devil outwitted, 240
  • Devil's stride, 243
  • Derby, Earls of, crest, 22
  • Didsbury wakes, 125
  • Dilworth, written stone at, 13
  • Downham, King and Queen at, 88
  • Downes, Roger, superstitions respecting remains of, 66, 69
  • Dragon of Wantley, 265
  • Drawing dun out of mire, 140
  • Drowning female criminals, 172
  • Ducking pits at Burnley, 165
  • Dule upo' Dun, 15
  • Dun cow and old rib, 16
  • Drunk as blazes, 208


  • Eagle Crag in Cliviger, 5
  • Eagle and child, legend of, 19, 259
  • Earl of Mexborough, cockfighter, 144
  • Eccles guising, 89
  • Eccles pageant, 92
  • Eccles tithes wagered on cocks, 145
  • Edward Longshanks "lifted," 143
  • Edwin of Northumbria, 75
  • Egerton lady and the skull, 70
  • Entwisel, Sir Bertine, ballad, 23
  • Eustace Dauntesey sells his soul, 42
  • Expenses of guising, 91


  • Fair women of Lancashire, 206
  • Fairs at Manchester proclaimed, 84
  • Fairs, origin of, 125
  • Fairfax, General, 26
  • Farm house, description of, 17
  • Fighting "up and down," 145
  • Fish, superstitions respecting, 224
  • Fives, game of, 150
  • Fleetwood Habergham, ballad by, 30
  • Flodden Field, battle of, 35
  • Fox, Mr, and Earl of Derby, 51
  • Furness, rhymes and proverbs in, 202
  • Fylde, ducking stools in the, 170


  • Gallows at Manchester, 171
  • "Gaping Saturday," 161
  • Ghosts, vanishing of, 56
  • Goblin builders, 53
  • Godly lane, cross in, 7
  • Gorton, derivation of, 27
  • Great main of cocks, 144
  • Grinning through collars, 126
  • Grith, meaning of, 85


  • Habergham Hall, 29
  • Habergham's, Mrs, lament, 31
  • Habergham, John, reckless life of, 30
  • Hair, superstitions respecting, 224
  • Hale, Chylde of, 31
  • Halper pots, 137
  • Hand-ball, game of, 149
  • Hanging ditch, origin of, 34
  • Hanging male criminals, 172
  • Harrop, Joseph, printer of race lists, 156
  • Heaving or "lifting," 142
  • Hector, speech of, 107
  • Helston, Mother, the witch, 6
  • Hidden treasure, 38
  • Higson, John, on plague stone, 54
  • Hoghton pageant in 161 7, 93
  • Holt, Constance, saved from drowning, 62
  • Holy water, use of, 124
  • Hornby chapel, 34
  • Hot cockles, game of, 136
  • Hulme Hall, 37
  • Hunting at Extwistle, 147


  • Idiot starved to death, 4
  • Ignanging and Ignagnus, 153
  • Ince Hall and the dead hand, 38
  • Inn, "Dule upo' Dun," 16
  • Inscription on written stone, 14
  • Inscription at Hornby church, 37


  • Jealous woman, revenge of, 175
  • Jem o' Bradeley, 212
  • Jeppe knave grave, 172


  • "Kent and keer," proverb, 193
  • Kersal Hall, traditions of, 41
  • Kersal moor, races at, 154
  • Kirkham, ducking stool at, 171
  • Knight murdered, 263


  • Lady in white, 22, 261
  • Lancashire v. Yorkshire, 144
  • Lancashire riddles, rhymes, 186, 188
  • Lancashire witches, revels of, 247, 257
  • Lancaster, mayor of, punished, 251
  • Lapland witches, account of, 258
  • Latham, Sir Thomas, 19
  • Latham and Knowsley, sayings, legend, 205, 259
  • Laws of Edward the Confessor, 133
  • Loggats, game of, 133
  • Lomax, James, otter hunter, 154
  • Lostock tower, description of, 44
  • Love's evil choice, 30
  • Lifting or heaving, 142
  • Liverpool fair, custom at, 95
  • Liverpool May-day customs, 96
  • Lucky bone, superstitions respecting, 236


  • Mabel Bradshaigh, penance of, 47
  • Mab's cross, 45
  • Manchester gallows and tumbrel, 171
  • Maid Marion, 108
  • Margery's pranks, 252
  • Marlock, meanings of, 86, 148
  • Marsh, George, footprint of, 77
  • Medicines, superstitions respecting, 225
  • Melletus on festivals, 124
  • Mellor Hall, 272
  • Men no seats in churches, 3
  • Milk or mickle stones, 54
  • Money, hidden, 55
  • Money, superstitions about, 227
  • Mischief night, 175
  • Miscellaneous superstitions, 217,
  • Moon superstitions, 238
  • Mortgage, the forfeited, 45
  • More of More Hall, 264
  • Morris dance, 137
  • Murder at Dilworth, 14
  • Murder, appeal of, 173


  • Nicker, derivation of, 29
  • Nine-holes, game of, 134
  • Norman punishment, 173
  • Notchel crying, 176
  • Nude men, races by, 159
  • Nuttall, William, ballad by, 11
  • Nuts, omens from, 222


  • Oat-cake lads, 239
  • Oat-cakes, presentation of, 127
  • Old Crambo, &c., 95
  • Omens or signs of death, 23
  • Omens from doves, specks, pip-pins, 228-230
  • O'Neal, rebellion of, 61
  • Origin of guilds, 97
  • Ormskirk, church bell at, 48
  • Osbaldeston Hall, legend of, 270
  • Oskatel, Sir, legend of, 20
  • Oswald's, St, Church, 61
  • Otter hunting, 154


  • Pace egg mummers, 101
  • Pack-sheeting, punishment of, 175
  • Pageants, maskings, &c., 81
  • Parker of Extwistle, hunting song, 147
  • Paulinus at Whalley, 74
  • Parker, Thomas Townley, cock-fighter, 144
  • Penance stool at Bispham, 170
  • Penance in Fylde, 174
  • Pendle hill rhymes. 186, 189
  • Personal appearance of Paulinus, 75
  • Peveril, Richard, his fate, 42
  • Pigs, demon, 8
  • Pilling Moss, eruption of, 243
  • Pillory at Manchester, 171
  • Pitching the bar, 133
  • Plague stone at Stretford, 53
  • Plott's, Dr, preference of brank, 167
  • Popular rhymes, 183
  • Preston guilds, merchant, 97
  • Preston festivities, 99
  • Prison bars, game of, 151
  • Proud Preston, 184
  • Proverbs, speeches upon, 97
  • Proverbs, 189, 201
  • Punching, meaning of, 146
  • Punishments, various, 165


  • Quoits and bowls, 151


  • Race course, the oldest, 155
  • Races, accidents at, 158
  • Rebellions, northern, 35
  • Rhodes of Rhodes defrauded, 50
  • Rhodes and Pilkington traditions, 49
  • Rib, old, and dun cow, 16
  • Ringing the pan, 176
  • Robin Hood, 108
  • Robbers robbed by a witch, 254
  • Rochdale proverb, 53
  • Rochdale rushbearing, 114, 119
  • Roger’s transformation, 256
  • Rowland’s rhymes for games, 132
  • Rooley moor, riddle, 159
  • Rushbearings, 109
  • Rushcarts, 110, 113, 115, 117


  • Saddleworth rushcart, 111
  • Sale of a wife, 177
  • Sale, terms of, to the devil, 15
  • Samlesbury hall, its legend, 261
  • Samlesbury hall, views from, 261
  • Saxon cross at Burnley, 8
  • School holidays in 1790, 159
  • Scold's branks, 166, 167
  • Seathwaite, farms in, 204
  • Seise-noddy, game of, 136
  • Shoot—cock or shuttlecock, 140
  • Shovegroat, game of, 138
  • Signature by the dead hand, 39
  • Similes, sayings, &c., 190, 193
  • Skates, kind of, 151
  • Skittles, game of, 135
  • Slinging, methods of, 152
  • Southworth, Sir John, 262
  • Southworth, Dorothy's sad death, 263
  • Spectre horseman, huntsman,79, 7
  • Spell and nur, game of, 149
  • Spell for witchcraft, 235
  • Sports at Southport, 161
  • Stang riding, 174
  • Stanley and the pig's ear, 260
  • Stanley, Sir Edward, 34
  • Stocks at Walton, Burnley, 166
  • Stool-ball, game of, 132
  • St George, speech of, 102
  • Sykes's wife, her appearance, 55


  • Tailor killed by Downes, 66
  • Tarquin the giant, 54, 273
  • Ten-pins, game of, 134
  • Thick as Inkle weavers, 210
  • Tick-tack, game of, 135
  • Timberbottom, skulls at, 160
  • Timbered hall, description of, 65
  • Tip, game of, 150
  • Toothache charm, 226
  • Top and scouge, 140
  • Towneley, Lord William, 6
  • Towneley Hall, legend of, 57
  • Treacle dipping, 162
  • Trippet, game of, 152
  • Turton tower, wages when erected, 59
  • Tutelar gods, 93
  • Tyrone's bed, signature, 60, 63


  • Unsworth, Dragons of, 63
  • Unsworth, curious table at, 64
  • Unsworth's crest, 65


  • Wakes described by Drayton, 123
  • Wantley, Dragon of, 265
  • Wardley Hall skull, 65
  • Wardley Hall, owners, descrip- of, 70, 71
  • Warton rushbearing, 121
  • Weather rhymes, 188, 232
  • Weather wisdom, 231
  • Whalley crosses, rushbearings, 73, 121
  • Whitaker's opinion of Stanley, 36
  • White lady at Samlesbury, 264
  • Wife selling, 177
  • Wigan church, monuments in, 49, 72
  • Wigan nursery song, 182
  • Will o' the wisp superstition, 237
  • Wilson's proverb rhymes, 213
  • Winwick church and pig, rhyme, 76, 182
  • Wishes, tailor of Chatburn's 15
  • Witchcraft superstitions, 234
  • Witches' temptation, dance, feast, 248, 249, 255
  • Witches released from gaol, 257
  • Women's possessions, 121
  • Worsley giant, combats of, 78
  • Wyecoller Hall and spectre, 79


 



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