15th. April Thursday
At a Court Leet held April 15 “the jury doth present of themselves that George Marshall, the 10th April, made a fray upon Thomas Aspinall, and gave him two blood-wipes in the head.” (Harland’s Court Leet, voL i., p. 136.)(7)
The lord of the manor having enclosed the common of Collyhurst, the enclosure was put downe the same night. As a compromise he “lett to such as chose to give for it iiiis. the aker by yeares, and twenty shillings fine aforehand.” (Hollinworth’s Mancuniensis.)(7)
From Warden Herle the Traffords of Trafford received, about 1574, some ambiguous leases of the tithes of Stretford, Trafford, and half of Chorlton, which were ultimately decided to mean possession for ninety-nine years after twenty-one years. This transaction is probably the origin of the right of the family to nominate one churchwarden and two sidesmen, and to appoint the parish clerk of Manchester. When Peploe was warden these leases were the occasion of much trouble, and it was with great difficulty that the Fellows obtained their surrender.