Family and estate records of the Wentworth, Vernon, and Vernon-Wentworth families of Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, near Barnsley.
Worsborough: Appointment of steward, 1899; notes about court rolls; deputation of gamekeeper (and for Stainborough and Penistone), 1879.
Records of Institutions, etc:
Dodworth National School: treasurer's cash books, 1887-1904.
Barnsley National School: list of subscribers, 1816.
Barnsley Chronicle: balance sheets, 1889-1898.
Wills, settlements, including legal papers and abstracts:
Wentworth of Wentworth Castle, Vernon of Hilton and Levison Vernon of Stoke Park (Northamptonshire). The last relate to estates at Aldeburgh, Snape, Sweffling, etc. (Suffolk), 1732-1832; papers relating to the Wentworth copyhold estates in Wakefield and Twickenham, in dispute between Henry and Levison Vernon, 1804-1806.
Later family wills, 1860-1902.
Rentals and Accounts: Wentworth Castle estate, 1814-1815, 1865-1881, 1881-1913.
Wombwell, 1882, Stainborough, 1884, Birdwell tenants, 1880, Vizard estate tenants, 1895.
Farm accounts, 1872-1880.
Loch Rannoch (Perthshire), accounts relating to house, estate and game, 1890s.
Cash books, 1852-1880 (including Hood Green School), 1881-1888.
Wage accounts, 1823.
Garden paysheets and accounts, 1878-1885.
Inventories: Wentworth Castle: lists of fixtures, etc., 1799, 1801, 1803-1804.
Survey and valuation: Ashford Lodge estate, Steep, Hants., 1827
Timber: Wentworth estates: letters and brief accounts.
Estate correspondence: Lord Raby to his steward, 1696-1712; Robert Smith (steward) to Henry Vernon, 1811; E. M. Henville (steward) to F. W. H. V. Wentworth, with weekly accounts, 1816-1819 (one bundle); letters to T. C. V. Wentworth, mainly relating to Suffolk estate, 1885.
Household: Recipe book of Mrs. Fisher, 1772.
Leases of land: Stainborough, and Dodworth, 1787-1885; Toddington and Harlington (Beds), 1805.
Maps: Water supply to Wentworth Castle, c.1875-1881, township of Stainborough (early 19th century), estates in Penistone, 1803, Hoyland Swaine, 1827, Stainborough, 1850.
Aldeburgh cum Hazlewood (Suffolk): 2 tracings showing proposed railway from Saxmundham to Aldeburgh, n.d.
Colleries: Correspondence and papers relating to leases, royalties in the West Riding: Blacker Main (including Edmunds Exchange), 1857-1885, 1893; Edmunds Main, 1875-1877; Darley Main, 1860-1872; Ossett, 1893-1898; Worsbro' dale, 1852-1857; miscellaneous correspondence and measurements of coal, statements of royalties, 1852-1906. Valuations: Wombwell Main, 1867-1871, Stainborough, 1832-1854; draft leases and agreements of various seams in the Barnsley and Stainborough area, 1822-1894.
Maps and plans of colliery working in Barnsley and Stainborough area, 1845-1912.
Tithe: Worsborough tithe rental (corn tithes), 1824-1833; apportionment of rent charge, commutation rental, etc., 1834-1846. Dodworth tithe rent assessment book (later 19th century).
Poaching: Summonses to appear on charges of poaching, 1815.
Personal and public office
Family letters: Henry Vernon of Hilton (d.1732), 1726-1727, concerning death of his wife.
Henry Vernon of Hilton (d.1814): travels abroad, 1783, 1789; from his son H. C. E. Vernon, 1793-1800; from his 2nd wife, Margaret Vernon, 1797-1812; from Mrs. Fisher, 1803; from Thomas Conolly, 1796-1802, a claimant to the Strafford estate.
Mrs. Margaret Vernon's (nee Fisher) correspondence: letters before her marriage, 1793-1794; letters between her, her husband and her mother, 1794-1795, 1799, 1802-1806; letters from her husband, 1800-1801, 1807-1813; correspondence relating to Henry Vernon's illness and death in Paris, 1814-1815; Paris journal, 1814. (The correspondence is extensive but relates mainly to family matters, especially the Wentworth inheritance).
Letters relating to the estate after her husband's death, 1814-1818.
F. W. T. V. Wentworth (d.1885): correspondence as Sheriff-appointment, official letters, grand jury, accounts in connection with his office, 1840-1842 (bundle each); letters from his wife's family (she was daughter of 1st Marquis of Ailesbury), 1824-1861 (about 35); begging letters and some others, 1880-1885; proposals for new voluntary schools in S. Yorks. parishes, 1870.
Pigott papers (of Patshall, Staffs.): journal of Sophie Pigott in India, 1777; personal letters to Miss Pigott (afterwards Mrs. Fisher), 1777-1783.
Miscellaneous: Family vault in Worsborough church, 1824: plans; address to F. W. T. V. Wentworth from Primitive Methodist Chapel, Blacker Hill.
Family of Wentworth, by Samuel Horsfall, 1810; Earls of Cardigan and Marquis of Ailesbury; descendents of Henry Vernon (d.1732); emblazoned arms of Mrs. Hatfield Kaye.
Also the following additions to the Wentworth Castle muniments of the Vernon-Wentworth family and their predecessors, the Earls of Strafford of the 3rd creation.
Deeds: Stainborough, Keresforth, Rockley, Rockley furnace and the manors of Worsbrough and Worsbroughdale (Cutler and Rockley families, 1610-18th century; Falthwaite and Dodworth in Silkstone 1693-1834; Hoyland Nether including the Hall and collieries (Townend and Vizard) 1653-1951; Dalton Parva in Rotherham 1723-1940; Exelby, Leeming, North Yorkshire (endowment of Stainbrough chapel) 1623-1775.
Estate: Rentals and surveys of Stainbrough and Rockley c1730, 1789; Hoyland 1771, 1776; farm at Dalton 1826.
Plans: Stainbrough Castle mid-18th century; Hoyland estate 1810-1857; Dalton estate 1850.
Wills and settlements: Cutler, Vernon, Townend, Phipps, Richmond.