Catalogue description Briggs and Shaw family papers

This record is held by West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

Details of C3
Reference: C3
Title: Briggs and Shaw family papers

Includes miscellaneous correspondence re repairs to Wakefield parish church 1858-1859, explosion at Darley Main colliery 1834, from America re Civil War 1862-1871, diary of visit to Coblentz 1900-1901, notes & papers re Briggs genealogy 1761-1940, notes & papers re Shaw genealogy 1623-1879. (Joseph Briggs clockmaker of Gargrave/Skipton, grandson Isaac married Sarah Shaw sister of William & Joseph whilst involved in the construction of North Midland railway Walton-Darfield. Isaac retired to Sandal, son William Briggs JP Wakefield's "grand old man" died 1940. William Shaw of Dewsbury prominent railway contractor, daughter Sarah married Robert Bowman Mackie MP for Wakefield.)

Date: c1623-c1940
Held by: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Shaw family of Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Physical description: 2 boxes
  • Mackie, Robert Bowman, fl 1761-1940, MP, of Wakefield
  • Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire

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