Catalogue description Records from a Sheffield solicitor's office

This record is held by Sheffield City Archives

Details of MD 5716-5855, 6072-6073, 6343-6495
Reference: MD 5716-5855, 6072-6073, 6343-6495
Title: Records from a Sheffield solicitor's office

Records relating to Sheffield, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.


Parish - Beighton Derbyshire: miscellaneous papers of churchwardens, constables, poor and highways overseers, window and land tax assessments 1697-1765: (emanating from the Jessop family of Beighton). Rates valuations: Wales 1833, 1868, Todwick 1852, Anston (Map to accompany this item) 1865.


Enclosure - Braithwell: agreement of freeholders to enclose certain lands, and lists, of holdings, 1751.


Copies of awards: Aston and Wales (Map to accompany this item) 1768, Brampton en le Morthen 1773, Dinnington (Map to accompany this item) 1779, Laughton en le Morthen (Map to accompany this item) 1771, North Anston and Todwick 1768.


Bradfield commissioners' minute book.


Hatfield: printed abstract of allotments.


Tithe apportionment awards (copies) for Bradfield, Killamarsh, North and South Anston, Wales, 1844-1850.


Friendly Societies: Articles of Sheffield File Forgers' branch Assn.1831; Franklin Benefit Building Soc. deed of dissolution, 1844.


Family Deeds, Sheffield:


Holy: Partnership deeds with Newbould and Suckley as button makers and hardware merchants trading to America 1771-1797; executors' accounts including details of stock of buttons 1750-1773; valuation of cutlery goods 1770s, stock book, accounts 1797 and some business correspondence New York and Columbia; Holy wills, settlements, etc.


Younge. Deeds to property in Fargate and Chapel Walk (Thomas Chappell's house, King's Arms yard). 1629-1838; Dr. T. Younge's medical certificate 1752.


Broadbent: title to No. 3 Hartshead.


Unwin: dissolution of partnership as builders, and building leases 1738-1806; subsequent mortgage to Harwood, inc. property at Crossings in Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire. (1825).


Cook of Hathersage: deeds to Whiteley Wood property 1662-1871.


Burrus (or Boroughs): Endcliffe settlements, 1577-1615.


Hoole: Sycamore Street, Figtree Lane, Crooksmoor deeds 1720-1880. (Some of the property came to Henry Tudor of Sheffield).




Conisbrough parish: property (much copyhold) acquired by Winks, subsequently Staveley families, 1604-1791.


Tickhill: property in Sunderland Street; etc. of the Smith, subsequently Staveley families, 1562-1784.


Also smaller properties in Yorkshire: Ecclesfield (Shirtcliffe); Doncaster, Mitre Inn; Netherthorpe in Aston (Roulston, Verelst); Handsworth (Hancock, Wathinson); Gleadless; Thribergh and Brinsworth manors (Finch); Patrington and Fitling (Storr and Winks); Bewerley, sale of lead mines; Horbury (Rhodes).


North Derbyshire Deeds:


Beighton: Jessop and Shirt family deeds, 1589-1826.


Killamarsh: Golland family deeds, 1710-1843.


Hathersage: Marshall property at Hill, 1756-1804.


Stretton: deeds to manor (Oldfield family), 1578-1826. Also smaller properties in Eckington, Coal Aston, Mosborough, Barlborough, Newbold, cutler wheels in Norton.


(Note: Deeds of the above part of this collection have not been individually numbered and totals cannot be indicated)


Additions (Dec. 1975)


Business Records:


Partnership deeds, agreements for sale of stock, from c.1850-1911; leases of commercial premises, mainly of shops and public houses, but including melting furnaces, lead and glassworks, surgical instrument maker's premises 1838-1896 (many well-known Sheffield firms and a few outside Sheffield e.g. Don Pottery, Swinton, and coal at Unston).


Other deeds and miscellaneous papers concern Thomas W. Ward Ltd., Worksop and Retford brewery, Tapton colliery (Unwin family), Joseph Longbottom (colliery owner), limeworks, Greenfield spelter works in co. Flint, Sandbed and Limerick wheels, Rowell Bridge mill in Bradfield, paper mill at Oughtibridge. 19th and early 20th centuries.


Land Societies:


Deeds and papers of the Springvale, Sitwell Freehold and South View building and land societies. 1861-1885.


Other Deeds include:


Brancliffe Grange farm, Anston (Wilson, Duke of Newcastle) c.1700-1856; Braithwell, Tickhill and Killamarsh (Staveley) 1697-1857; a farmhouse in Richmond in Handsworth (Roper, Hoyland, Young); cottage in Norton (Tyzack) 1759-1853.

Date: 1562-1880
Held by: Sheffield City Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Administrative / biographical background:

This collection is an anonymous donation from a Sheffield solicitor's office, relating to Sheffield, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. Donations were made in 1969 and 1975.

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