Documents relating to the Langleys of Agecroft

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      GB 418 Agecroft/1
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      41 files

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The manor of Prestwich was sold before 1300 to Adam de Prestwich. Richard de Longley married Joan, granddaughter and heiress of Adam de Prestwich. Their son, Roger de Longley, succeeded to the manors of Prestwich, Pendlebury and Alkrington, and the advowson of Prestwich Church. The manors and advowson remained the property of Roger's descendants until the middle of the sixteenth century.

The Radcliffe family and the Holland family both contested the rights of the Langleys, and disputes were not settled until at least 1376.