Catalogue description Beauchief muniments

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Reference: BM 1-1015
Title: Beauchief muniments

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:


Manorial records:


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.).


Title deeds:


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).


Estate papers:


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).


Societies records:


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).

Date: 1538-c1899
Held by: Sheffield City Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Pegge-Burnell family of Beauchief, Derbyshire

Physical description: 17 boxes, 1 volume
  • Steade family of Onesacre, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Creswick family of Burrowlee, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Smith family of Dunston, Derbyshire
  • Beauchief, Derbyshire
  • Onesacre, Bradfield, Ecclesfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Ecclesall, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Dunston, Derbyshire

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