Catalogue description Crewe Muniments

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Title: Crewe Muniments



Crewe-Milnes of Fryston Hall and Crewe Hall (Crewe Muniments)


The deeds here relate to the Milnes estates, inherited from Lord Houghton.


Parish etc. records


Hatfield enclosure: minutes, measurement of land, 1800


Hunslet: (copy) township assessment, 1770


Penistone Free Grammar School: survey and (copy) rental of lands, 1630


Thurlstone: assessment, 1673


Manorial records


Great Hucklow: interrogatories concerning the manor and Hucklow burrows, [mid 17th century]


Water Fryston: jury lists and presentments, call books, 1764-1796


Title deeds


Derbyshire: Great Hucklow, Tideswell and Monyash (Bagshaw), 1423-1807; Wirksworth (Wingfield), 1526-1795; Eyam and Brimington (Richard Milnes), 1684-1795


Lincolnshire: Timberland and West Fen (Lucas), 1739-1837


Yorkshire: Horbury, Chickenley and Almondbury (Wadsworth and Busk), 1527-1804; Hunslet and Holbeck (Busk), 1625-1863; Leeds - 1/9 part of manor (Dixon), 1654-1758; Great and Little Houghton (Rodes), 1382-1900; Penistone and Thurlstone (Wordsworth and Rich), 1311-1869; Long Drax, 1704-1794; Sykehouse and Fishlake (Poole, Payne, Blanshard), 1612-1875; Ferryfryston, Ferrybridge and Pontefract (Crowle), 1652-1844; Bawtry and Austerfield (Dyon), 1539-1904


Estate records


Bullhouse (Thurlstone) estate: surveys, 1777 and 1802; particulars of sale in lots, 1858


Darfield tithes: accounts for the moiety of Darfield rectory, 1732-1762; letters concerning renewal of lease, 1759-1788


Drax estate: letters relating to purchase, 1794


Fryston estate: surveys and valuations, 1728-1828; rentals, 1828-1885; particulars of sale, and sale papers, 1813-1844; canals and railways, 1825-1847; general estate correspondence, 1847-1908; plan of burgage tenures in Pontefract, 1767


Great Houghton: particulars of the manor and rental, early 17th century


Hunslet estate: rental 1811-1829


Timberland estate: rentals, valuations and survey, 1783-1836; correspondence and accounts concerning embankment and drainage, 1784-1792; plan and book of reference, 1876-1877


Public office and personal papers


Papers of Edward Rodes: appointments as Colonel of Horse, Guardian of the County of York, etc, 1648-1656; Freedom of the Borough of Musselburgh (Scotland) and return as M.P. for Perthshire, 1656; quietus roll as Sheriff of Yorkshire, 1650-1651


Papers of William Rich: claims for payment and schedules of expenses for his army service, 1644; appointment of John Woodhouse as quartermaster of his troop of horse, 1644


Richard Slater Milnes: appointment as Deputy-Lieutenant of the West Riding, 1779


John Bagshaw: quietus roll, Derbyshire, 1695-1696


Richard Rodes Milnes: bond and quietus as Receiver General of Pontefract, 1833


Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton: correspondence concerning manuscripts, books and works of art, and on his elevation to the peerage, 1837-1885; photostat copies of letters to Bishop Thirlwall, 1838-1839; appointment as Captain in West Riding militia, 1840

Date: 1402 - 1904
Related material:

The deeds relating to the Crewe estates are in the estate office at Crewe. The important series of 19th century letters is at Argyll House, London.

Held by: Sheffield City Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Milnes family of Fryston Hall, Yorkshire

Crewe-Milnes family, Barons Houghton

Physical description: 56 series
Access conditions:

A written application form to use the collection must be completed. This includes an undertaking concerning the use of the documents in any published work.

Immediate source of acquisition:

CM/1-1674 deposited 1951


CM/1675-1678 deposited 1965


CM/1679-2395 deposited 1971 and 1972


CM/2396 acquisition 1991/12

  • Rich family of Bullhouse, Thurlstone, Yorkshire
  • Rodes family of Great Houghton, Darfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Busk family of Hunslet, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Ferry Fryston, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Derbyshire
Unpublished finding aids:

Dates in this catalogue are given in New Style. A pedigree of Martha Rodes is available.

Administrative / biographical background:

The Milnes family lived at Fryston Hall. Richard Monckton Milnes was created Lord Houghton in 1863 and his son and heir became Earl of Crewe in 1895.

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