Deeds and some estate and other papers of the Smith family, and other families related by marriage. These include Walker of Hunshelf, Kirk, Healey of Roxby, and Bristow, all related to Walker. Deeds and papers of the Booths of Brush House and the related family of Kay, came to the Smiths as trustees. William Smith (d 1849), was a solicitor, and some few odd papers may have been acquired in a business connection. Records including:
Messingham (Lincolnshire): Estreats, with instructions for collecting, 1765-1788 (3); gamekeeper's appointment, 1810.
Ecclesfield: Window and land tax assessments, 1738-1740 (3 books); Shiregreen School: conveyance of land, 1854.
Sheffield: Copies of documents relating to tithe award, 1851 (notebook).
Roxby (Lincolnshire): Papers of John Healey as chief constable of Manley Hundred, 1684-1691 (1 bundle, mainly instructions); churchwarden's accounts, 1686 (1 paper).
Little Matlock Lodge of Oddfellows: papers, 1843-1849.
Ecclesfield Assn. for the Prosecution of Felons: articles of association, 1829 (with 85 signatures).
Bristow family: Gresthorpe (Nottinghamshire), 1629-1718 (24), Messingham (Lincolnshire), 1595-1744 (13).
Healey family: Burringham and East Butterwick (Lincolnshire), 1424-1672 (65).
Kay family: Rotherham, 1650-1787 (34), Ulley, 1678-1771 (20), Hepworth, 1646-1714 (4); wills, settlements, 1797-1823 (4).
Kirk family: Thorpe Hesley, 1611-1780 (20), Hunshelf, 1716-1795 (17), South Anston and Ecclesfield (wills and settlements), 1686-1778 (12).
Smith family: Hoyland Swaine, Cawthorne and Langsett, 1635-1751 (26).
Walker family: Hunshelf (wills, settlements), 1722-1881 (21), Hunshelf and Bolsterstone, 1730-1791 (6), Denby, 1550-1869 (24), Thurgoland, 1621-1763 (17).
Wilkinson family: Dodworth and Skelmanthorpe, 1664-1743 (23).
Others: Over Cumberworth (Horne and Elmsall), 1745-1803 (12); Denby (Haigh), 1741-1877 (35), (Blackburn), 1563-1619 (9); Dunkirk in Denby (Sharp), 1803-1856 (7).
Rentals, Accounts: Wortley (Lady Bute's trustees), 1789-1791 (3 books); Miss Walker's estates (Messingham, Lincolnshire, Hunshelf, Yorkshire, Burton, Nottinghamshire), 1794-1821 (6 books); John Shirt's cash accounts (Cawthorne), 1630-1656.
Surveys and Maps: Hunshelf, 1745, farms at Hoylandswaine, 1753, Brushhouse Common as allotted in the enclosure, 1793.
John Bristow's cash account, 1696-1697 (1 double sheet); Stead and related families: letters, etc., probably in connection with Mary Ludlam's affairs, c.1715.
Executors' papers: Sarah Booth (d.1839): accounts, letters, including correspondence of Hugh Mellor of Shiregreen, surgeon (family, and some relating to appointments as Medical Officer of Health), 1811-1850 (several bundles).
Dr. Booth of Brushhouse: correspondence about wills and legacies, 1859-1876.
William Cooke of Tinsley: sale papers, 1789-1791.
Joseph and Ann Allen: wills and settlement, 1797-1830.
William Healey: accounts, 1684.
Inventories: Mary Ludlam, 1712; William Healey, 1681; John Healey, 1691.
Also, records of Wake Smith and Co, solicitors (additions in 1960 and 1970); includes:
Manor: North and South Anston, Todwoick, Harthill-cum-Woodall: court books and papers, 1792-1896.
Enclosure Awards for Hunshelf by agreement (map) 1792-1793, Wisewood common (map) 1819, copies for Ecclesall and for Halam and Edingley, Nottinghamshire.
Deeds: (Note: The following deeds etc are nearly all of 19th century date. If earlier, the date of the earliest is indicated.)
Smith estate: Deeds, rentals, etc, for Hunshelf, Hunshelf Hall, Hoylandswaine, Bolsterstone, Denby, Thurgoland (formerly Walker estate); Bradfield coal leases; Messingham, Lincolnshire deeds 1699-1718, Lincolnshire estate rentals.
F R Smith's register book of mortgages, 1867-1932.
Spooner estate: Deeds: Crookes, Tapton Hill, Nether Hallam, Hallam bed of coal 1672-1856; Osgathorpe 1373, Brightside, Machon Bank (all Sheffield), Bradfield 1600-1790. (About 200). Machon Bank estate lease book 1887-1899.
Wake estate: Deeds: Osgathorpe, Attercliffe, Crosspool, Vessey Close farm in Aston (1683), including coal lease; Coal Aston (1682), Dronfield, Hallows, Stubley, Dronfield, Silkstone Coal Co., Great Hucklow, Glossop tithes, Derbyshire; mortgage of tolls for Sparrow pit gate and Chapel-en-le-Frith roads. (About 250). Wake's executors' papers, 20th century.
Mitchell-Withers estate: Deeds to Sheffield property in Cheney Square, Glossop Road (including Baths site), Fargate, Town Hall Chambers trust deed and plan, 1741-1939.
Various estates: Deeds: Sharrow, Machon Bank (Westenholm); Yews in Bradfield (1735), Pond forge, Sheffield (Gibbs); Troutsdale in Brompton (1709), acquired by Cadman (31); Mag clough in Eyam (35), Cheshire Cheese Inn, Castleton (1766), Hope (1777), Monyash (1745), Coal Aston including Birches Farm, Derbyshire (about 120 in all); Royton, Lancashire, 1858-1867 (6).
Valuation, terrier and leases of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, glebe.
Business, miscellaneous: Small business ledger of Thomas Weldon, Esquire of Bramley Hall, Handsworth, 1826-1838.
Papers in dispute between R G Holland & Co, and Turton Bros and Matthews Ltd about supply of Swedish Bessemer billets, 1913-1917. Rossington collieries and Maltby collieries: answers to questionnaire re valuations, 1937-1946.
Licenses, certificates, appointments of James Sorby of Sheffield, attorney, 1816-1832.