There is a document on the National Archives Site I think it would be well worth your while investigating, so many names are ringing bells.
Heatley v Rose. Bill and two answers.
Plaintiffs: John Heatley and wife.
Defendants: Lawrence Lucas and wife, Elizabeth Rose, Margaret Jackson, Ellen Jackson, John Crook, William Heys and John Eastwood.
Also something else of interest
Ralph Heatley of Whittle-le-Woods, John Heatley of Samlesbury, and Thomas Blacklidge of Chorley, gents. (executors of John Kemps of Sephton, gent.) to Oliver Martin of Liverpool, biscuit maker. [Lancashire Record Office, Molyneux, eams of sefton] Date: 1772.
Seems worth a visit to the Lancashire Record Office.
He was one of hundreds obtaining a game licence, nothing special about it except the confirmation of where he was living.