|John Charleton, the father of the issuer of this token, was the brother-in-law of Richard Johnson, feelow of Christ College, and was imprisoned with Mrs. Johnson, because he would not confess where Mr. Johnson had conveyed his books and papers.|
Mr. Charleton, senr., was of the Mullgate in 1647; he was junior constable of Manchester, and died February 9, 1662-3.
John Charleton, junr., died in 1705. This note has been kindly supplied by the late J. E. Bailey, Esq., Manchester. This issuer signed the proestation of 1641-2.
|This tradesman was a member of a family settled in Manchester, nearly all the male members of which (in the same generation and several later generations) were woollen drapers.|
He was the younger of the two sons of John Oldsfield (of Rotherham) and Isabella his wife, the latter being the daughter of William Emery, of Sheffield, gent., who was, during the reigns of Elizabeth and James I., a steward or confidential agent to the Right Hon. Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury, K. G. (son of the famous custodian of Mary Queen of Scots). Mr. Emery Oldfield clearly derived his Chirstian name from the surname of this his grandfather, under whose will he was a legatee. Mr. Oldfield's paternal ancestors, for at least two generations, were Yorkshire freeholders.
The elder brother, John, who, probably in company with Emery Oldfield, migrated into Manchester out of Yorkshire shortly before 1650, became a very prosperous and wealthy Manchester tradesman (woollen draper), having been fortunate in securing the hand of Mary Booth, a grand-daughter of the eminent(?) Humphrey Booth, founder of Trinity Church, Salford.
Emery Oldfield married on March 27, 1656, at Prestwich church, near Manchester, Ann, daughter of Robert Gartside, of Prestwich. A son was born of this marriage in 1657, the registry entry of the baptism in the Manchester Collegiate Church being as follows: 1658, January 2, Emerie, son of Emerie Ouldfield. On the 17th of the same month this boy was buried at the latter church, he being described in the burial as "Emerie, son of Amery Huldfield.
On August 13, 1692, there was buried at the Collegiate Church, Amery Oldfield, of Manchester; and on October 5, 1709, a Mr. Amery Oldfield--the latter being undoubtedly the Mr. Oldfield the issuer of this token, who was alive in 1691 when his wife, Ann, died and was buried at the Manchester Collegiate Church. This note has been kindly supplied by C. T. Tallent-Bateman, Esq., Manchester, from original sources hitherto unpublished.