The Pegge-Burnels inherited the Beauchief Abbey estates from the Strelleys, who obtained the property at the Dissolution, but practically nothing of pre-Reformation days remains. The muniments also include those of the Steades of Onesacre, one of whom inherited the Beauchief estates and took the name of Pegge-Burnell. Other families represented are Creswick of Burrowlee, Smith of Dunston, Milnes and Mower, from all of whom estates were inherited by marriage. Records including:
Cardlehay (Hartington): Evidence re rights of pasture, 17th century.
High Peak: Court rolls, great court of the King, 1538-1539, 1557-1558, 1641-1642.
Oxenhope: Pains laid, 1667.
Parish records, etc:
Beauchief: Constable's assessment, 1691 (1 paper); poor law accounts, 1834-1837 (loose papers); dispute as to whether Beauchief was a liberty papers, 1671, 1691.
Ecclesall: Poor Law Guardians' papers, 1837-1846 (few, mainly printed).
Winkburn (Nottinghamshire): Churchwardens' accounts, 1702-1743 (1 vol.).
Scarsdale Hundred: Survey, possibly for militia purposes, of each township, 1653, with notes, 1657, in margin (1 vol.).
Pegge-Burnell: Beauchief, Killamarsh (Derbyshire), 1510, 1666-1843 (15); Winkburn (Nottinghamshire), 1779-1841 (3).
Steade and Creswick: Wadsley, Stannington, Bradfield, Onesacre, Owlerton, Burrowlee, Worrall, Oughtibridge, Bell Hagg, Bentihaugh, Midhope and Langsett (Yorks.), 1510-1803 (265).
Smith, Milnes and Mower: Arksey and Almholme (Yorkshire), 1661-1799 (17); Ecclesall (Yorkshire), 1603-1813 (30); Chesterfield, Newbold, Tapton, Whittington, 1591-1848 (58), Dunstan, 1629-1828 (114), Hallows (Dronfield), 1729-1744 (5) (all Derbyshire); Norwich, 1502-1801 (95).
Wills, settlements, 17th-19th centuries (about 80).
Steade Estates: Particulars, c.1800; rentals, 1807-1811, for lands at Morehall, Stannington, Oughtibridge, Bentihaugh, Onesacre, Worrall, Wadsley (Yorkshire); allotments under Bradfield enclosure (notebook); inventory, Burrowlee House, 1821 (1 paper); woods valued, 1806-1813; papers concerning estate after death of T. Steade, 1794, and sale in lots, 1801.
Pegge-Burnell and Smith Estates: Rentals and surveys: Ashbourne, 1634, Knyveton, c.1670, Beauchief estates, 1779-1850, Tapton, Brimington, Newbold, 1782-1805, Chesterfield, 1838-1850, Winkburn, 1825-1849, woods, 1785-1848; accounts: Walton (Derbys.), disbursements, 1708-1720 (2 books), Beauchief household and estate, 1770-1810; farm accounts (notebooks-brief), 1777-1779, farm day book, 1804, servants' wages book; miscellaneous papers: claims under Hope enclosure, valuation of mills.
Lands in Newbold and Tapton, 1666 (10 plans).
Beauchief farms, showing crop rotation, c.1810 (6 plans); Beauchief old park, 1756.
Coal and ironstone at Tapton, 1848. Lands at Brimington, n.d.
Abbeydale estates of Ebenezer Hall in Dore and Totley, 1879.
Personal affairs and public office:
Letters: Pegge-Burnell family matters, 1734-1841 (1 bundle); Steade family matters, 1787-1809 (1 bundle).
Papers: Thomas Steade's business papers as attorney (includes Sheffield to Halifax road, 1777, 1 bundle); B.B. Steade's papers as magistrate (mainly summonses in cases of road repair, evading tolls, trespass and poaching, 1831-1835, 1 bundle).
Oddfellows (Sheffield): Recommendation book, 1798-1841; Amicable Lodge: byelaws, 1798 (revised 1818), making ceremony (revised 1859), Committee minutes, 1804-1811; Brunswick
Independent Lodge: making book, 1835; Grand Lodge: certificate of meeting, 1802. (4 books).
Burnell, Steade, Lee of Sheffield (papers).