Bryning, with Kellamergh

BRYNING, with Kellamergh, a township, in the ecclesiastical parish of Warton, parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Kirkham; containing 152 inhabitants. So early as the reign of Edward I., these two places appear to have been considered as one township; and in Edward IV.'s reign the Bethun family held lands in both. Kellamergh gave name to a family when it was usual to pass lands without dating the deeds of conveyance, or before the 18th of Edward I.: that manor was subsequently held by a grant from the crown, by the Middletons, who also held "Brenninge." The township comprises 1043a. 1r. in equal portions of arable and pasture; the surface is rather level, and the soil principally a strong clay. The tithes have been commuted for £164 payable to the Dean and Chapter of Christ-Church, Oxford, and £35. 19. to the vicar.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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