These are a few of the entries relating to the Balshaws and Riddioughs in the Ormskirk area, along with the reference information relevant to the Lancashire Record Office at Preston.
1661/2 Thomas Balshaw and Hugh Worthington of Scarisbrick elected constables at Wigan quater sessions, Epiphany. QSP219/68.
1678 John Balshaw of Walton-le-Dale, a carpenter, was mentioned in connection with maintenance by him of the daughter of Henery Denny. QSP 483/16.
1797 Henry Riddiough of Ormskirk. Order of filiation and maintenance against. QSP2389/50.
1803 Thomas Balshaw of Liverpool. Notice of appeal of Thomas Balshaw against refusal to transfer alehouse licence from premises in Paradise St to premises in Tintern St. QSP 4150/27.
1808 Gilbert Balshaw of Ormskirk was mentioned in an order of filiation and maintenance.
1818 15th June. John Riddiough of Ormskirk, a sadler. Order of filiation and maintenance of bastard daughter of John Riddiough, sadler and Mary Hunter, singlewoman. QSP2739/73.
1820, 29th May. Toxteth Park. Copy of notice of conviction of Abraham Bellis, Overseer of the Poor, for binding David Sanderson, an apprentice to John Riddiough of Ormskirk, whipmaker and hairdresser, contary to statute. QSP2771/61.
1824 Order of filiation brought by Margaret Balshaw of Ormskirk, singlewoman. QSP 2835/79.
1829 Henry Ridiough. Coroner's account for IPM on Henry Ridiough at Edge Green. QSP 2909/93.
1836 Ralph Balshaw, Inspector of Weights and Measures for Ormskirk Division, account of expenses for . . . QSP3052/82.
1837 Ralph Balshaw, Inspector of Weights and Measures for Ormskirk Division, account of expenses for and payment of salary to . . . QSP3062/65.
1838 Ralph Balshaw (junr.), Inspector of Weights and Measures for Ormskirk Division, account of expenses for . . . QSP3077/88, 3083/84 and 3089/86.
1839 Ralph Balshaw, Inspector of Weights and Measures for Ormskirk Division, account of payment to for one quarter's salary . . . QSP3094/94 and 3099/86.
1839 Ralph Balshaw (deceased). QSP 3109/93.
1839 Thomas Balshaw, 23rd February. Warrant for apprehension of, for theft of 100lb lead. Preston, Easter. QSP 3102/28.