In this year there was an" Extent" of the manor, which was then held of the Duchy of Lancaster. Two separate and different copies of this document are Printed by Mr. Harland. The demesne in Manchester contained about 3,550½ statute acres of arable land. There were 38 acres of heath land, and 85 more claimed by the tenants by prescription. There were 326 acres of Pasture land. Mamcestre had woods and moors of Tutbury, which on account of their great size and diversity were not measured. The wood of Alport with its aeries of hawks, herons, and eagles, bees' honey and the like issues, was worth 8s. 8d. The wood of Bradford was being destroyed, and comprised a mile in circuit. The park of Blakely, seven miles in circuit, was valued at 53s. 4d., and contained two deer leaps “of the grant of Kings," The woods of Horewith and Openshagh, the wastes of Curmesall and Denton, the lord’s mill, the common oven, and the fulling mill of Manchester are also named. Annual amount of the tolls and stallage for the markets and fairs of Manchester was £5 13s. 4d.
Sir Roger de Pilkington, "bacheleur," being in arms against the King, was taken prisioner at the battle of Boroughbridge, March15(Edward II.) Was also imprisioned for joining the rebel barons, but his life was spared. In 1325 he served in Guyenne. Died 1347.(9)