Matthew de Bold
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Matthew de Bold succeeded his brother Adam upon his death. He was called upon to show by what arrant he held two plough-lands in Bold, and then was fined 3 marks for his relief, and had livery of three plough-lands [Fine R. Excerpts, i. 89, 103] Matthew was living in 1242, at which time he was a juror on the inquiry of the Gascon Scutage [Inq. and Extents, 146]. There are three of Matthew's charters that have been preserved. One of the charters referred to Sir Matthew de Bold gave to Matthew his son and the daughter of Lady Emma Mainwaring all Langley Holt in Bold, for a rent of 6d. per annum. In a second document, he gave to Henry son of Hytel de Bold land between the possessions of his brother Richard and his son Matthew. The third charter, very likely earlier than the others, he is given as Matthew son of Richard de Bold, and he granted lands to William of the Well (de Fonte), clerk. He was also a witness to one of the Stanlaw charters; Whalley Coucher [Chet. Soc., ii, 581]. [Dod. MSS. cxlii, fol. 193 to 220b hods 200 Bold charters which were copied in 1635.]
Crouenschae (Cranshawe), in Bold, was given to the Haydock family from Matthew de Bold in free marriage with his daughter, Alice.
~A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, pp. 402-409