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Saughall Massie

Major Settlement in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • Saham in Wirhallia 1202–29 JRC
  • Saligh' 1249–1323 Chest
  • Sallechale iuxta Morton' E2 JRC
  • Salechale iuxta Moreton in Wyrhale E2 ib
  • Salghale 1309 InqAqd 1321 Plea 1365 JRC 1378 Pat
  • Salghale Mascy 1322 Plea
  • Salghall 1354,1401 Orm2 1579 Dugd
  • Salghall Massy 1567 Orm2
  • Salghal Mascy 1383 ib
  • Shalghall Mascy 1386 ChRR
  • Salghau 1353 MinAcct 1357 ChFor
  • Salghau Mascy 1407,1459 ChRR
  • Salgham 1385 Pat 1522 Sheaf 1534–7 m16 AOMB397 1553 Sheaf 1547 MinAcct
  • Salgham-Massey 1522 Sheaf
  • Massey-Soughall 1459 ChRR
  • Salghton' Massy c.1490 Surv 1523 ChRR 1571
  • Saughoughe 1546 Dugd 1547,1554 MinAcct
  • Saughall Mascie 1600 AD
  • Saughall Massie 1621(1656),1819 Orm2 1831 Bry
  • Saughall Massey 1667 Sheaf
  • Saughall 1724 NotCestr
  • Saugham Massie 1618 Sheaf
  • Saugham 1647 ib
  • Saughen Massey 1659 Sheaf
  • Saughen Massie 1662 ib
  • Saughan Massey 1844 TAMap180
  • Saughaw Massey 1844 TAMap261

Etymology

'Willow nook', v. salh , halh , cf. Saughall 202supra . The manor was held by Hamo de Mascy (Massey , Massie ) in 1309, and earlier.Many spellings in -an appear in transcriptions for -au , but -am and its reductions to -an , -en appears to be unmistakable. This form derives from either a mistaken interpretation of a Latin acc. Saham (< Saha ) as a p.n. in ham(m) or from the alternation of final el. between halh and hamm , or from the manorial affix. The p.n. enters into Greasby Brook 292supra , cf. Brook Loons infra .

Places in the same Parish