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Introduction

This Wiki contains a full transcription of the "presentments" given at the Preston Court Leet from 1653 until 1813. Details of the members of the Jury are slowly being added. Just click on the date range you are interested in or enter text into the Search box (top right).

Book 1 - 1653 to 1673
Book 2 - 1673 to 1701
Book 3 - 1701 to 1746
Book 4 - 1746 to 1801
Book 5 - 1801 - 1813

Some explanations may appear in the Leet transcription but also here for completeness.

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Extras

Many thanks to the staff at Lancashire Archives for their humour and patience in answering my many queries.

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A map produced for the Hewitson book which combines details from the Lang map and the Preston tithe map can be found here.