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Lower Bents Farm, Totley Bents

Lower Bents Farm, circa 1957 Lower Bents Farm, circa 1957

PAPERS

34 PIECES (1621 - 1973)

From Mrs Val Taylor of Dore
On permanent loan to Totley History Group

 

 

As well as Lower Bents Farmhouse and its adjacent closes of land at Well Croft and Nether Croft, these papers relate to other closes of land that were formerly part of Totley Common and which were at times under the same ownership.

 

OS 25 inch map surveyed 1896-97, see key below OS 25 inch map surveyed 1896-97, see key below

Key to Field Names

A Well Croft

B Nether Croft

C Far Brown Close

D Near Brown Close

E Upper Hare Croft

F Lower Hare Croft

 

 

1778 Abstract of Title of Robert Fisher to several premises in the Parish of Totley in the County of Derby. It gives the history of the farm back to an Indenture of Feoffment in 1621 made between John Priest of Totley Millstone Maker and Ralph Wooddus of Holmesfield, Husbandman, of the one part and John Raworth of Dore of the other part whereby John Priest and Ralph Wooddus in consideration of £12 did grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff, alien, release and confirm unto John Raworth and to his Heirs, the farmhouse, outbuildings and two closes of land. 

Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 1 Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 1

Abstract of Mr. Robert Fisher's Title to several Premises in Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby

 

26th March 1621

Indenture of Feoffment with Livery of Seizin indorsed 

Between John Priest of Totley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Milstone Maker and Ralph Wooddus of Holmesfield in the same parish and County Husbandman on the one Part and John Raworth of Dore in the same Parish and County on the other Part Whereby the said John Priest and Ralph Wooddus in Consideration of £12 to them paid by said John Raworth Did grant bargain sell enfeoff alien release and confirm unto the said John Raworth and to his Heirs 

All that Messuage or Dwelling House at in or near Totley aforesaid within the said Parish of Dronfield called or known commonly by the Name of the Bents with the Barn Building Garden Orchard and Easements to the same belonging or appertaining And all those two Crofts or Parcels of Ground inclosed adjoining or near to the same then in the occupation of the said John Priest and Ralph Wooddus or one of them or their Assigns 

To hold and to the use of the said John Raworth his Heirs and Assigns for Ever.

General Warranty from Priest and Wooddus to Raworth.

Common Covenants

Executed by John Priest and Ralph Wooddus

 

 

Same date.

Bond from said John Priest to the said John Raworth for performance of Covenants contained in the last abstracted Indenture

 

 

7th June 1633.

Counterpart of Indenture of Feoffment with Livery of Seizin indorsed Between the said John Raworth of the one Part and Ellis Poynton of Bradway in the said County of Derby Yeoman and John Poynton Yeoman Son and Heir apparent of the said Ellis on the other Part 

It is Witnessed that the said John Raworth as well in Consideration of a Marriage intended to be had and solomnized between Michael Raworth Son of the said John Raworth and Margaret Poynton Daughter of the said Ellis and to that End that a convenient Joynture might be provided for the said Margaret in Case she survived the said Michael and for other good Causes and Conditions Did give grant enfeoff and confirm unto the said Ellis Poynton and John Poynton and their Heirs 

All the said premises comprized in the last abstracted Indenture 
 

To hold unto the said Ellis Poynton and John Poynton and to their Heirs 
To the several Uses therein and hereinafter mentioned (that is to say)

To the Use and Behoof of the said John Raworth and Hellen his Wife during their natural Lifes and the Life of the longer Liver of them Remainder To the Use and Behoof of the said Michael Raworth for and during his natural Life

Remainder To the only Use and Behoof of the said Margaret Poynton and her Assigns only during her natural Life

Remainder To the Use and Behoof of the Heirs of the Bodies of the said Michael and Margaret lawfully begotten betwixt them

Remainder To the Use of the right Heirs of the said Michael Raworth for Ever. 

Executed by Ellis Poynton and John Poynton.

 

 

12th July 1678

Probate of the Will of said Francis Raworth Whereby after giving several Legacies as therein mentioned he did make and appoint Anne Raworth his Sister Executrix leaving to her all the Housing and Crofts which she and he enjoyed at the Time of making his Will with all his Goods both quick and dead she paying the Legacies which he had disposed of 

Executed by Testator in the Presence of three Witnesses

 

5th May 1680

Proved at Chesterfield before Henry Archibold Knight by said Anne Raworth Executrix.

Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 2 Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 2

2 February 1690

Indenture of Feoffment with Livery of Seizin indorsed Between Robert Fisher of Totley in the County of Derby Yeoman of the one part and Edmund Masland of Totley aforesaid in the County aforesaid Baker and Elizabeth his Wife of the other Part.

It is Witnessed that in Consideration of said Edmund Masland and Elizabeth his Wife having released unto said Robert Fisher All their Right Interest and Claim unto and in the personal Estate of said Anne Raworth deceased and for divers other Considerations he the said Robert Fisher Did give grant enfeoff and confirm unto said Edmund Masland and Elizabeth his Wife 

All that Messuage or Dwelling House then in the possession of the said Edmund Masland situate lying and being in Totley aforesaid And all that Parcel of inclosed Land wherein the Well is lying and being in Totley aforesaid and then in the Tenure or Occupation of the said Edmund Masland And all that Barn then in the Possession of the said Edmund Masland in Totley aforesaid Except and always reserved unto the said Robert Fisher his Heirs and Assigns and free Liberty of Ingress Egress and Regress to a Well being in part of the said thereby granted Premises within the Interruption of said Edmund Masland or Elizabeth his Wife their Heirs or Assigns

To hold unto the said Edmund Masland and Elizabeth his Wife (except before excepted) To the Use Intents and purposes therein and hereinafter declared and expressed that is to say 

To the Use and Behoof of the aforesaid Elizabeth Wife of said Edmund Masland for and during her natural Life

Remainder To the Use and Behoof of the Issue of the Body of said Elizabeth lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for Default of such Issue 

To the Use and Behoof of the said Robert Fisher his Heirs and Assigns for Ever

Covenant between all the Parties that all future Fine and Fines had taken and acknowledged by said Robert Fisher Edmund Masland and Elizabeth his Wife or any of them or any of the Issue of said Elizabeth shall be and enure to the Uses therein and herein above mentioned and declared. 
Covenant from said Robert Fisher That if said Elizabeth should die without Issue he the said Edmund being then alive that he the said Robert Fisher his Heirs Executors Administrators Assigns will pay to the said Edmund the sum of ten pounds 

Executed by Robert Fisher

 

 

Same Date 

Counterpart of the above abstracted Indenture

Executed by Edmund Masland and Elizabeth Masland

 

 

10th April 1690

Assignment from Rebeccah Fisher one of the daughters of Thomas Fisher of Whirlo' Milne in the County of York Milner unto her brother the said Robert Fisher of All her Right and Claim of in and to the Administration of all the Goods and Chattels both real and personal of Anne Raworth late of Totley aforesaid deceased so that the said Robert Fisher might take Administration thereof to his own proper Use without any Disturbance of her the said Rebeccah Fisher or any other person or by her Means or Procurement And she did release unto said Robert Fisher All her Right Claim and Interest of in and to the same

Executed by Rebeccah Fisher

 

 

8th April 1690

Release /unexecuted/ from said Edmund Masland and Elizabeth his Wife and Rebeccah Fisher to said Robert Fisher of all their Right Claim and Administration of all the Goods and Chattels both real and personal of said Anne Raworth deceased

 

 

1st and 2nd May 1693

Indenture of Lease and Release Between the said Edmund Marstin alias Marsland and Elizabeth his of the one part and the said Robert Fisher of the other part Whereby said (Edmund 

 

Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 3 Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 3

Edmund Marstin alias Marsland and Elizabeth his Wife in Consideration of twenty three pounds to them paid by the said Robert Fisher They did grant bargain sell enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Robert Fisher and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever 

All the said Premises comprized in the last abstracted Indenture of Feoffment 2nd February 1690 to wit the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement together with a parcel of inclosed Land to the same belonging in which the Well is situate in Totley or Totley Bents aforesaid late in the possession of said Edmund Marstin alias Marsland and then in possession of said Robert Fisher and one Barn to the same belonging then late in possession of said Edmund Marstin alias Marsland 

 

To hold unto the said Robert Fisher his Heirs and Assigns for Ever 

 

Common Covenants only 

Executed by Edmund Marstin and Elizabeth Marstin

 

 

Same Date

Bond from the said Edmund Marstin alias Marsland for performance of Covenants contained in last abstracted Indenture

 

Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 4 Abstract of Title dated 1778, part 4

 

1778


Abstract of Mr. Robt.
Fisher'
s Title to several premises
in Totley in the parish of Dronfield
in the County of Derby

 

Sold to Mr. Edward Dalton

 

 

 

 

3rd March 1778 - Conveyance. Re Well Croft and Nether Croft and premises in the Parish of Dronfield. Signatures on the documents are:

John & Hannah Wilcockson, John & Sarah Unwin, Thomas & Dorothy Worrall,

John & Ann Heald, Edward & Frances Dalton, Mary Fisher and William Green

Scanned: Doc34 - 3 images, transcribed below.

Conveyance, 3rd March 1778, part 1 Conveyance, 3 March 1778, part 1

This Indenture made the third day of March in the eighteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight Between John Wilcockson of Hathersage in the County of Derby Husbandman and Hannah his Wife John Unwin of Dore in the parish of Dronfield in the said County Yeoman and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall of Froggatt in the parish of Bakewell in the said County Husbandman and Dorothy his Wife John Heald of Offerton in the parish of Hope in the said County Husbandman and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton of Totley Bents in the parish of Dronfield aforesaid in the said County Farmer and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher of Totley Bents aforesaid Spinster which said Hannah Wilcockson Sarah Unwin Dorothy Worrall Ann Heald Frances Dalton and Mary Fisher are the six daughters and coheirs of Robert Fisher late of Totley Bents aforesaid Yeoman deceased of the one part and William Green of Totley in the parish of Dronfield aforesaid Husbandman of the other part Whereas the said Robert Fisher was in his Life Time and at the Time of his Death seized in Fee or of some other good Estate of Inheritance amongst other Lands Tenements and Hereditaments of and in All that Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement situate standing and being at or near Totley aforesaid commonly called or known by the name of the Bents with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard and Appurtenances thereto belonging And Also of and in all those two closes or parcels of Land adjoining to the said Dwelling House called or known by the several Names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing together by Estimation two Acres or thereabouts be the same more or less All which said premises were in the possession of the said Robert Fisher deceased And Whereas the said Robert Fisher departed this life intestate in or about the Month of December Past and upon his Death the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes and Premises along and together with other Lands Tenements and Hereditaments descended and came to them the said Hannah Wilcockson Sarah Unwin Dorothy Worrall Anne Heald Frances Dalton and Mary Fisher as his Daughters and coheirs And Whereas the said Edward Dalton hath contracted and agreed with them the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife and Mary Fisher for the absolute purchase of five sixth parts of the whole into six equal parts to be divided of the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Hereditaments and Premises for the price or Sum of one hundred and eight pounds six shillings and eight pence And it has been agreed between the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher that a Fine shall be levied of the whole of the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden and Orchard And Also of the said two closes called Well Croft and the Nether Croft to the said William Green to the uses and to and for the Intents and Purposes herein after mentioned Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said recited Agreement and for and in consideration of the sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence of lawful Money of Great Britain to them the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife in hand well and truly paid by the said Edward Dalton at or before the Execution hereof and of the like sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence of like lawful Money to the said Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife in hand well and truly paid by the said Edward Dalton at or before the Execution hereof and of the like sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence [insert on] of like lawful money [insert off] to the said John Heald and Anne his Wife in hand well and truly paid by the said Edward Dalton at or before the Execution hereof and also of the like sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence of like lawful Money to the said Mary Fisher in hand well and truly paid by the said Edward Dalton at or before the Execution hereof the Receipt and payment of which said five several sums of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence amounting in the whole to the sum of one hundred and eight pounds six shillings and eight pence purchase Money Then the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife and Mary Fisher do hereby respectively acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof do respectively acquit release and discharge the said Edward Dalton his Heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them for ever by theses presents And Also in Consideration of the Sum of ten shillings of like lawful Money to the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher in hand well and truly paid by the said William Green being a person nominated by and in Trust for the said Edward Dalton the Receipt whereof is thereby acknowledged Then the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher Have and each and every of them Hath granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents Do and each and every of them Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said William Green in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher for one whole year by Indenture bearing Date the Day next before the Day of the Date of these presents and actually executed before the Execution thereof and by Force of the Statute made for transferring of Uses into possession and to his Heirs and Assigns All the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard and also the said two Closes called by the Names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing by Estimation two Acres or thereabouts be the same more or less late in the possession of the late said Robert Fisher deceased Together with all and singular Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Barns Stables Gardens Orchards Lands Grounds Meadows Feedings Commons Commonright and Common of Pasture Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Profits Easements Rights Liberties Priviledges Commodities Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes and Premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith usually used occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed taken or known as part partof or Member thereof And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits thereof And all the Estate Right Title Interest Trust Equity of Redemption Property Claim and Demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of them the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher of in to or out of the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or Parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises thereby as mentioned or intended to be thereby granted and released every or any part or partof thereof To Have And To Hold the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or Parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises thereby or mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released with them and every of their Appurtenances unto the said William Green his Heirs and Assigns for Ever To such uses upon such Trusts and to and for such Intents and Purposes as are hereafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) To the use and Behoof of such person and persons and for such Estate and Estates upon such trust and Trusts and to and for such uses Intents and purposes and subject to such Powers Provisoes Conditions Restrictions Limitations and Charges and in such parts Shares Proportions Manner and Form as the said Edward Dalton at any time or times during his Life by and Deed or Writing Deeds or Writings to be by him duly executed in the presence of two or more credible Witnesses or by his last Will and Testament in Writing or any Writing in the Nature of or purporting to be the last Will and Testament to be by him signed sealed published and declared in the presence of and attested by three or more credible Witnesses shall limit declare or appoint give or devise the same and for want of and untill such Limitation Declaration or Appointment Gift or Devise to the only proper Use and Behoof of the said Edward Dalton his Heirs and Assigns for Ever and to for or upon no other Use Behoof Intent or Purpose whatsover

Conveyance, 3rd March 1778, part 2 Conveyance, 3 March 1778, part 2

And The Said John Wilcockson John Unwin Thomas Worrall John [insert on] Heald [insert off] and Mary Fisher do hereby for themselves severally and respectively and their several and respective Heirs Executors and Adminstrators covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said William Green his Heirs and Assigns by these presents in manner following (that is to say) That they the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife and Mary Fisher [insert on] or some of them [insert off] at the time of the Sealing and Delivery of these presents are and stand lawfully rightfully and absolutely seized of and five undivided sixth parts (the whole into six equal parts to be divided) of and in the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereby or mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released with the Appurtenances of a good sure perfect absolute and indefeizable Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple in possession without any Reversion Remainder Trust Limitation Power of Revocation Use or Uses or any other Matter restrained or Thing whatsoever to alter change charge revoke make void lessen incumber or determine the same And Also that they the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife and Mary Fisher now have in themselves good rightfull power and lawfull and absolute Authority to grant and release the said five undivided sixth parts of and in the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said William Green his Heirs Assigns To and for the Uses Intents and Purposes herein before mentioned touching or concerning the same and according to the true Intent and Meaning of these presents And that the said five sixth parts (the whole into six equal parts to be divided) of and in the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereby or mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released shall or lawfully may from time to time and at all times hereafter remain continue and be to and for the several Uses Intents and Purposes herein before mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same and shall and may be accordingly peaceably and quietly had held and enjoyed without the lawful Let Suit Trouble or Interruption of or by the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife and Mary Fisher or any of them their or any of their Heirs or Assigns or of or by any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim any Estate Right Title [insert on] Trust or [insert off] Interest of in to or out of the said five sixth parts of the said premises or any part thereof by from or under or in trust for them or any of them freed and discharged of and from all forms and other Estates Titles Troubles Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever had made done committed occasioned or suffered or to be made, done committed occasioned or suffered by the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife and Mary Fisher or any of them their or any of their Heirs or Assigns or by any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim from by or under or in trust for them or any of them or by their or any of their Act Means Assent Consent Privacy or Procurement And Further that they the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife and Mary Fisher and all and every other person and persons having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may have or lawfully claim any Estate Right Title Trust or Interest at Law or in Equity of into or out of the said five sixth parts of the said premises mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released or any of them or any part thereof from by or under or in trust for him them or any of them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon every reasonable Request of the said William Green his Heirs or Assigns but at the proper costs and charges in the Law of the said Edward Dalton his Heirs and Assigns make do acknowledge levy suffer and execute or cause or promise to be made done acknowledged levied suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawfull and reasonable Acts Deeds Things Devices Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further Letter more perfect and absolute granting conveying and assuring the said five sixth parts of the said premises hereby or mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and released with their Appurtenances unto and for such Uses Intents and Purposes and upon such Trusts as are herein before mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same as by the said William Green his Heirs or Assigns or his or their counsel learned in the Law shall be lawfully and reasonably advised devised or required And Whereas one Fine Sur Conuzance De Droit Come Ceo &c. hath been acknowledged by the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher unto the said William Green and is intended to be levied of the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises along and together with other premises by the Names and Descriptions of one Messuage one Barn [insert on] one Stable [insert off] one Cowhouse one Garden one Orchard ten Acres of Land ten Acres of Meadow five Acres of Pasture Common of Pasture for all manner of cattle and common of Turbary with the Appurtenances in Totley in the parish of Dronfield in Derbyshire Now This Indenture Further Witnesseth that for the consideration aforesaid Then the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy [insert on] his Wife [insert off] John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher do hereby respectively covenant promise and grant to and with the said William Green his Heirs and Assigns that they the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher shall and will as of Hilary Term last or [insert on] of [insert off] some other subsequent Term next ensuing levy in due Form of Law one or more of Fine or Fines Sur Conuzance De Droit Come Ceo &c unto the said William Green of the said premises And it is hereby declared and agreed by and between all the said parties to these presents that as well the said Fine so to be levied as aforesaid As Also all and every other Fine and Fines consequences and Assurances in the Law whatsover heretofore had made acknowledged levied suffered or executed or hereafter to be had made acknowledged levied suffered or executed of the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises herein before granted and released or of them or any part thereof by or between the said parties to these presents or any of them or whereunto they or any of them are or shall be parties or privies shall as to the premises hereby granted and released be and anure and be adjudged deemed construed and taken to be and anure and are hereby declared and agreed by and between all the said parties to these presents to be and anure and the conuzee or conuzees in the said Fine or Fines named or to be named and his and their Heirs shall stand and be seized of the whole of the said Messuage Dwelling House or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises [insert on] hereby granted and released [insert off] and of every of them and of every part thereof to the Uses upon the Trusts and to and for the Intents and Purposes herein before mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same and to and for no other Use Trust Intent or Purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written.

 

[Signed] 
John Wilcockson  +  John Unwin  +  Thomas Worrall  +  John Heald  + Edward Dalton  + Mary Fisher

 

Hannah Wilcockson  + Sarah Unwin  +  Dorothy Worrall  + Ann Heald  + Frances Dalton  + Wm Green

Conveyance, 3rd March 1778, part 3 (Reverse) Conveyance, 3 March 1778, part 3 (Reverse)

Sealed and delivered being first duly stampt by the [insert on] within [insert off] named John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife Mary Fisher and William Green in the presence of

 

[Signed] Wm. Manley

             Wm. Laitson (?)
         
             
Received the day and Year first within written of and from the within named Edward Dalton the several Sums of Money following that is to say the Sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence by us the within named John Wilcockson and Hannah the like sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence by us the within named John Unwin and Sarah the like sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence by us the within named Thomas Worrall and Dorothy the like sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and  four pence by us the within named John Heald and Anne the like sum of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence by me the within named and Mary Fisher which said five several Sums of twenty one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence amount to the Sum of one hundred pounds
* six shillings and eight pence and is in full for the consideration of the within written Indenture All say received as aforesaid      by us  £108. 6s. 8d.

 

[Signed] John Wilcockson
             Hannah Wilcockson
             John Unwin
             Sarah Unwin
             Thomas Worrall
             Dorothy Worrall
             John Heald
             Ann Heald

         
Witnesses
[Signed] Wm. Manley
              Wm. Laitson?
         
         
Dated 3d March 1778

Mr. John Wilcockson and 
others being the husbands of
the coheirresses of Mr. Robert
Fisher deceased and also the
said Coheirresses

to

Mr. William Green

 

 

CONVEYANCE
Vizr. Release of
a Dwelling House
and two closes of land
called Wellcroft and
Nether Croft and
Premises in the parish
of Dronfield in trust
for Mr. Edward Dalton
             
Consideration £108 6s. 8d.

 

 

* Should say one hundred and eight pounds.

 

 

25th May 1784 - Mortgage. This Indenture made between Edward Dalton of Totley Bents in parish of Dronfield, yeoman of the first part and John Dewce of Dore in the said parish of Dronfield, yeoman of the other part. As becomes evident later, John Dewce, alias Dewhurst, was an official of the Dore Union Society and it was from that Fund that the loan was made. Dewce died in 1790 and was buried at St. John the Baptist, Dronfield on 27 May.

Scanned: Doc33 - 2 images, transcribed below

 

Mortgage,  25 May 1784, part 1 Mortgage, 25 May 1784, part 1

This Indenture Made the Twenty Fifth day of May in the Twenty fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Four Between Edward Dalton of Totley Bents in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman of the one Part and John Dewce of Dore in the said parish of Dronfield Yeoman of the other part Whereas By Indenture bearing date the Third day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight executed by a lease for a year precedent thereto and made Between John Wilcockson of Hathersage in the County of Derby Husbandman and Hannah his Wife John Unwin of Dore aforesaid Yeoman and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall of Froggatt in the parish of Bakewell in the said County Husbandman and Dorothy his Wife John Heald of Offerton in the parish of Hope in the said County Husbandman and Anne his Wife the said Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Fisher of Totley Bents aforesaid Spinster Which said Hannah Wilcockson Sarah Unwin Dorothy Worrall Anne Heald Frances Dalton and Mary Fisher were the Six Daughters and coheirs of Robert Fisher late of Totley Bents aforesaid Yeoman deceased of one part and William Green of Totley in the parish of Dronfield aforesaid Husbandman of the other part And By a Fine levied by the said John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife Edward Dalton and Frances his Wife and Mary Dalton in or as of Hilary Term One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight pursuant to a covenant in the said Indenture contained for that purpose and for the considerations therein expressed All that Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement situate standing and being at or near Totley aforesaid commonly called or known by the name of the Bents with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard and Appurtenances thereto belonging And Also all those two Closes or parcels of Land adjoining to the said Dwellinghouse called or known by the several Names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing together by Estimation Two Acres or thereabouts (the same more or less) then late in the possession of the said Robert Fisher deceased with their rights Members and Appurtenances Were duly and effectually Granted Conveyed Settled and Limitted To The Use of such person and persons and for such Estate and Estates upon such Trust and Trusts and to and for such Uses Intents and Purposes and Subject to such Powers Provisoes Conditions Restrictions Limitations and Charges and in such parts shares and proportions Manner and Form as the said Edward Dalton at any time or times during his life by any Deed or Writing Deeds or Writings to be by him duly executed in the presence of Two or more credible Witnesses or by his last Will and Testament in Writing or any Writing in the nature of or purporting to be his last Will and Testament to be by him signed sealed published and declared in the presence of and attested by three or more credible Witnesses should limit declare or appoint Give or Devise [insert on] the same [insert off] and for want of and until such Limitation Declaration or Appointment Gift or Devise to the only proper use and Behoof of the said Edward Dalton his Heirs and Assigns for ever As By the said recited Indenture relation being thereunto had will more fully appear And Whereas the said Edward Dalton having occasion to borrow the sum of Seventy pounds hath applied to the said John Dewce to advance and lend him the same on Security of the said premises which he hath agreed to do Now This Indenture Witnesseth that pursuant to the said recited Agreement and in consideration of the sum of Seventy pounds of Good and lawful money of Great Brittain to the said Edward Dalton in hand paid by the said John Dewce at or before the Sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Edward Dalton doth hereby acknowledge and himself therewith to be fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof and of every part thereof doth hereby acquit release and discharge the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators and Assigns and every of them by these presents He the said Edward Dalton by virtue and in exercise and pursuance of the said recited power and authority contained in the said in part recited Indenture of release and of all and every other power and Authority Estate Right Dominion and Interest whatsoever in him being and vested Hath Granted Bargained Sold and Demised Directed Limitted and appointed and by his Deed in Writing executed by him in the presence of and attested by three Credible Witnesses whose Names are Indorsed on the back of these presents as Witnesses attesting the due Execution hereof Doth Grant Bargain Sell and Demise Direct Limit and Appoint unto the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators and Assigns All the said Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard And also the said Two Closes called by the names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing by Estimation Two Acres or thereabouts be the same more or less late in the possession of the said Robert Fisher deceased Together with all and singular Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Barns Stables Gardens Orchards Lands Grounds Meadows Feedings Commons Common right and Common of Pasture Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Profits Easements Rights Liberties Priviledges Commodities Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage Dwellinghouse Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes and Premises belonging or in any way appertaining in therewith usually used occupied or enjoyed or accepted or known as part parcel or Member thereof And in reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders rents  Issues and profits thereof To Have and To Hold the said Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereby or mentioned or intended to be hereby Granted and demised Directed Limitted and appointed with their and every of their Appurtenances from the day next before the day of the day of the date of these presents for during and unto the full end and Term of One Thousand Years from thenceforth next ensuing fully to be compleat and Ended Yielding And Paying therefore yearly and every year during the said Term unto the said Edward Dalton his Heirs and Assigns the Yearly rent of a Pepper Corn at the feast of Saint Michael the Arch-Angel if the same shall be lawfully Demanded Provided always and upon this Condition that if the said Edward Dalton his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall and do well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators or Assigns the Sum of Seventy Pounds of Good and lawful money of Great Britain on the Twenty fifth day of November next ensuing the date of these presents with lawful Interest for the same without any Deductions Abatement or any Account or pretence whatsoever Then this present Indenture and every matter clause and Thing hereincontained shall Cease Determine and be void and of no effect any thing hereincontained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding And the said Edward Dalton for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant Promise and agree to and with the said John Dewce by these presents in manner following (that is to say) that he the said Edward Dalton his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators or Assigns the said sum of Seventy Pounds of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain with lawful Interest for the same at the day and time abovementioned for the payment thereof according to the true Intent and meaning of these presents And Also that it shall be and may be lawful to and for the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators and Assigns from time to time after Default shall happen to be made of or in payment of the said sum of Seventy Pounds and Interest or any part thereof contrary to the form and effect of the aforesaid proviso and Covenant for payment of the same peaceably and quietly to enter into have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement Closes or parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereinbefore Limitted in use for the said Term of One Thousand Years with their and every of their Appurtenances and to receive and take the rents Issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof to his and their own use and uses during the residue of the said Term of One Thousand Years which shall be then to come and unexpired without the lawful Let Suit Trouble Denial Interruption or Disturbance of or by him the said Edward Dalton his Heirs or Assigns or of or by any other person or persons whomsoever And that freed and Discharged of and from all manner of Incumbrances whatsoever And Further that he the said Edward Dalton and his Heirs and all and every other person and persons whomsoever having or lawfully or equitably claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or lawfully or equitably claim any Estate right Title or Interest of into or out of the said Tenements Hereditaments and premises hereinbefore limitted in use to the said John Dewce for the said Term of One Thousand Years shall and will from time to time and at all times from and after Default shall happen to be made of or in payment of the said Sum of Seventy Pounds and Interest or any part thereof contrary to the term and effect of the aforesaid proviso and Covenant for payment of the same upon every reasonable request of the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators or Assigns but at the proper Costs and Charges in the Law of the said Edward Dalton his Heirs or Assigns make do acknowledge Levy Suffer and execute or cause or procure to be made done acknowledged Levied suffered and executed all such further and other lawful and reasonable Acts Deeds Devices Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further Better more perfect and absolute Granting Limitting and appointing the same Tenements Hereditaments and Premises unto the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators and assigns for and during all the residue and remainder of the said Term of One Thousand Years which shall be then to come and unexpired without Impeachment.. of Waste and discharged of the aforesaid proviso for redemption and all other provisoes for redemption whatsoever As by the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators or Assigns or his or their Council learned in the Law shall be reasonably demised advised or required In Witnesseth whereof the said parties have to these presents interchangeably set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written 

Mortgage,  25th May 1784, part 2 (reverse) Mortgage, 25 May 1784, part 2 (reverse)

Received the day and Year First within written of the withinnamed John Deuce the Sum of Seventy Pounds being the full Consideration Money within mentioned to be paid to me I say Received the same by me 

 

[Signed] Edward Dalton

 

Witnessed

[Signed] Kenyon Parker
             ? Parker
             Anth Dawson
         
Sealed and delivered by the withinnamed Edward Dalton
being first duly stampt in the Presence of us

 

[Signed] Kenyon Parker
             ? Parker
             Anth Dawson
         
         
December 16 1786 Borrowed and Recieved of the within named John Dewce the Sum of ten Pound which I Promise to pay on Demand with Interest for the same at the Rate of five Pound per Cent per Annum. And I do Subject and Charge the Tenement and Premises within mentioned
with the Payment thereof and do Declare that the same shall not be Redeemed or Redeemable by me my Heirs Executors or Adminstrators untill the sum of Ten Pound and all Interest for the same be fully satisfied and paid as well as the Consideration money within mentioned as Witness my hand

 

[Signed] Edward Dalton

 

Witnesses
[signed] Thomas Bence
             Thomas Hancock
             Henry Dewce

 

 

Mr. Edward Dalton
to
Mr. John Dewce

1784
Mortgage
Date: 25th May 1784

 

 

2nd July 1822 - Release of a parcel of recently enclosed land on Birdwell Common. Signed by William & Ann Edgar, Thomas & Mary Edgar, and Hannah Edgar. All of Darfield Parish near Barnsley. Also names William Bingley of Darfield and William Taylor of Tankerley Parish.

This document and the people named within it appear to have nothing whatsoever to do with Lower Bents Farm or indeed with Totley but we have transcribed it anyway.

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Indenture 2nd July 1822, part one Indenture 2 July 1822, part one

This Indenture made the second Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two Between William Edgar of Birdwell in Worsbrough in the Parish of Darfield and County of York Labourer the Oldest Son and Heir at Law of William Edgar late of the same place Labourer deceased and Ann his Wife of the first part Thomas Edgar of the same place Labourer and Mary his Wife of the second part Hannah Edgar of the same place Widow of the said William Edgar deceased of the third part William Taylor of Pilley in the Parish of Tankersley in the said County Yeoman of the fourth part and William Bingley of Woodhead in Wombwell in the said Parish of Darfield Gentleman of the fifth part Whereas by virtue of the powers contained in a certain Act of Parliament passed in the fifty seventh year of the Reign of his late Majesty intitled "An Act for inclosing Lands on the Township of Worsbrough in the County of York" The Commissioner therein named hath set out and allotted unto the said William Edgar and Thomas Edgar or one of them the parcel of Land hereafter described And Whereas it is by the said Act (amongst other things) Enacted that it should and might be lawful for any person or persons intitled to right of Common upon the Common and Waste Grounds thereby directed to be divided at any time before the Execution of the Award of the Commission to sell and dispose of such Right of Common or of any Allotment or Allocation [insert on] set out [insert off] in lieu thereof separate and apart from the property to which the same are or were appurtenant And Whereas said William Taylor hath contracted with the said William Edgar and Thomas Edgar for the absolute purchase of the said parcel of Land for the price of fifty eight pounds and hath requested the same to be conveyed in manner hereafter expressed in which Conveyance the said Hannah Edgar hath consented to join in order to release the same from all right of dower This Indenture Herefore Witnesseth that in Consideration of the sum of fifty eight pounds of lawful British Money by the said William Taylor to the said William Edgar and Thomas Edgar in hand paid at or before the Execution of these presents the Receipt whereof and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the Inheritance in fee simple in possession of the said parcel of Land They the said William Edgar and Thomas Edgar Do and each of them Doth hereby acknowledge and of and from the same and every part thereof Do and each of them Doth hereby acquit release exonerate and for ever discharge the said William Taylor his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and also the said purchased Hereditaments and every part thereof And also in Consideration of the Sum of five Shillings to the said Hannah Edgar in hand also paid by the said William Taylor and also in Consideration of the further Sum of five Shillings apiece of like lawful Money to each of them the said William Edgar and Thomas Edgar and Hannah Edgar in hand also paid by the said William Taylor and William Bingley the Receipt whereof is hereby also acknowledged They the said William Edgar and Ann his Wife Thomas Edgar and Mary his Wife and Hannah Edgar according to their several and respective Rights Shares and Interests in the land and Hereditaments hereinafter described Have and each and every of them Hath granted bargained sold aliened And by these presents Do and each and every of them Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said William Taylor in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said William Edgar and Ann his Wife Thomas Edgar and Mary his Wife and Hannah Edgar in Consideration of five Shillings by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date hereof for one whole year commencing from the day next before the day of the date of the same Indenture of Bargain and Sale and by force of the Statute made for transferring Uses into possession and to his Heirs and Assigns All That parcel of Land or Ground situate in Birdwell Common in Worsbrough aforesaid being parcel of an Allotment set out by the Commissioner for the Worsbrough Inclosure unto the said William Edgar and Thomas Edgar or one of them extending on the East (abutting on other part of the said Allotment sold to James Saville and Isaac Robinson) forty nine Yards on the West (abutting on other part of the said Allotment sold to William Parker) forty five Yards and a half on the North (abutting on an Allotment set out to Fredrick Thomas William Vernon Wentworth Esquire) twenty five Yards and one Foot and on the South (abutting on the Birdwell Road) twenty six Yards and two Feet and containing in the whole one thousand and two hundred Superficial Square Yards Together with all Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Hedges Ditches Fences Privileges Rights Members and Appurtenances to the same belonging And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Yearly and other Rents Fines and Profits thereof and of every part thereof And all the Estate Right Title and Interest Inheritance Use Trust Possession Property Claim and Demand whatsoever of them the said William Edgar and Ann his Wife Thomas Edgar and Mary his Wife and Hannah Edgar and every of them their Heirs of in to or out of the same Hereditaments and every part thereof To Have and To Hold the said parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises with all the Appurtenances unto the said William Taylor and his Heirs But Neverthess To the Use of such person or persons for such Estate or Estates and in such manner and form as he the said William Taylor by Deed or Will from time to time shall direct limit or appoint and as well in default of any such Direction Limitation or Appointment as in the mean time and until any such shall be made and take effect and so far as any such Direction Limitation or appointment if incomplete shall not extend To The Use of the said William Taylor and his Assigns during his natural life without Impeachment of Waste and from and after the determination of that Estate by any means in his Lifetime To The Use of the said William Bingley his Executors and Administrators during the natural life of the said William Taylor In Trust for the said William Taylor [insert on] and his Assigns [insert off] and from and after the determination of the Estate so limited in use to the said William Bingley his Executors and Administrators during the natural Life of the said William Taylor as aforesaid To The Only Proper Use and Behoof of the said William Taylor his Heirs and Assigns for ever And for the further and better assuring and confirming the said parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises and every part thereof with the Appurtenances free from all Incumbrances unto and to the use of the said William Taylor his Heirs Appointees and Assigns in manner aforesaid the said William Edgar for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators and also for the said Ann his Wife (she hereby consenting thereto) and the said Thomas Edgar for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators and for the said Mary his Wife (she hereby consenting thereto) and the said Hannah Edgar for herself her Heirs Executors and Administrators Do and each and every of them Doth hereby Covenant Grant and Agree to and with the said William Taylor and William Bingley their Heirs and Assigns That they the said William Edgar and Ann his Wife Thomas Edgar and Mary his Wife and Hannah Edgar shall and will as of Trinity Term now last past Michaelmas Term now next ensuing or some other subsequent Term acknowledge and levy in due form of Law before his Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas of Westminster one or more Fine or Fines Sur Conuzance De Droit Come Ceo &c. with proclamations to be thereupon made according to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided of the said parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premsies hereinbefore described with their Appurtenances either alone or together with other Hereditaments by such quantities qualities and other Certainties as shall be requisite to comprehend the same which said Fine or Fines so to be had and levied as aforesaid shall (so far as the same relates to or affects the Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and released be and anure To the Uses upon the Trusts and for the Ends Intents and Purposes hereinbefore declared or expressed concerning the same And the said William Edgar Thomas Edgar and Hannah Edgar for themselves severally and respectively and for their several and respective Heirs Executors and Administrators Do and each and every of them Doth hereby Covenant Grant and Agree with and to the said William Taylor his Heirs Appointees and Assigns that they the said William Edgar Thomas Edgar and Hannah Edgar and their Heirs shall and will Warrant and for ever defend unto and to the use of the said William Taylor his Heirs Appointees and Assigns the said parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and received with their Appurtenances free from all Incumbrances whatsoever against them the said William Edgar and Ann his Wife Thomas Edgar and Mary his Wife and Hannah Edgar and their several and respective Heirs and all and every other person and persons whomsoever claiming or to claim by from through under or in trust for them or any of them or any of their Ancestors And Lastly that they and each and every of them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon every reasonable request and at the proper Costs and Charges of the said William Taylor his Heirs Appointees or Assigns make do acknowledge levy suffer and execute or cause or promise to be made done acknowledged levied suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable Acts Deeds Devises Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfectly and absolutely granting receiving and confirming the said parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises and every part thereof with the Appurtenances free from all Incumbrances unto the said William Taylor his Heirs Appointees and Assigns in manner aforesaid or otherwise as by the said William Taylor his Heirs Appointees or Assigns or his or their Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably advised or devised and required In Witnesseth whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written.

 

[Signed]

 

William Edgar  +  Thomas Edgar   +  The Mark and Seal of Hannah Edgar

 

The Mark and Seal of Ann Edgar   +  The Mark and Seal of Mary Edgar                                                                           
 

Indenture 2nd July 1822, part two (reverse) Indenture 2 July 1822, part two (reverse)

Signed sealed and delivered being first duly stampt in the presence of

 

[Signed] Wm Newman
             Edwd Newman
(Sworn)

 

 


         

Received on the Day and Year first within written of and from the within named William Taylor the Sum of Fifty Eight Pounds being the full Consideration Money within expressed to be paid by him to us. As Witness our Hands.

 

[Signed] William Edgar

             Thomas Edgar

 

Witness
[Signed] Wm Newman
             Edwd Newman 
         

         
         
Memorial of the within written deed was registered at Wakefield the First Day of August Eighteen Hundred and Twenty Two near Twelve at Noon in Book #2, Page 322 and Number 269

 

[Signed] Jas. Stephenson 
             Depy. Regr.

 

 

 

1st April 1824 - Thomas Hancock (the sole surviving Executor of the late John Dewce) to John Unwin, Philip Andrews (or Andrew, the name being variously spelled) and Albert Smith, who were three officials of the Dore Union Society. Curiously, Dore Moorside is said to be in Dronfield Parish in the County of York and, on the reverse, the mortgaged property is said to be in Dore.

Assignment of the principal sum of £110 and interest accrued.

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Assignment dated 1st April 1824, part 1 Assignment dated 1 April 1824, part 1

This Indenture made the first day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four Between Thomas Hancock of Dore Moorside in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of York Yeoman of the first part Edward Dalton of Totley Bents in the Parish of Dronfield aforesaid Yeoman of the second part and John Unwin of Dore aforesaid Farmer Philip Andrews of Fulwood in the Township of Upper Hallam in the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York Farmer and Albert Smith of Sheffield aforesaid Gentleman of the third part Whereas by a certain Indenture bearing date on or about the twenty fifth Day of May one thousand and seven hundred and eighty four and made between the said Edward Dalton of the one part and John Dewce of Dore aforesaid Yeoman of the other part in Consideration of the sum of seventy pounds therein expressed to be paid by the said John Dewce to the said Edward Dalton he the said Edward Dalton did grant bargain sell and demise direct limit and appoint unto the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators and Assigns All that Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement situate standing and being at or near Totley aforesaid commonly called or known by the name of the Bents with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard and Appurtenances thereto belonging And also all those two Closes or Parcels of land adjoining to the said Dwellinghouse called or known by the several names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing together by Estimation two Acres or thereabouts be the same more or less then late in the Possession of Robert Fisher deceased with their Rights Members and Appurtenances To hold the same from the Day next before the Day of the Date thereof for during and unto the full End and Term of one thousand Years from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended subject to the Payment of the yearly Rent of one Pepper Corn if the same should be lawfully demanded subject also to a Proviso in the said Indenture now in recital contained that if the said Edward Dalton his Heirs Executors or Administrators should pay or cause to be paid to the said John Dewce his Executors Administrators or Assigns the Sum of seventy Pounds on the twenty fifth Day of November next ensuing the Date thereof with lawful Interest for the same without any Deduction or Abatement then the said Indenture and every matter clause and thing therein contained should cease and be void And Whereas by Deed Poll bearing date the thirteenth Day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety one After writing the hereinbefore recited Indenture and that the said John Dewce on the sixteenth Day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty six lent and advanced to the said Edward Dalton the further Sum of ten Pounds which together with the Interest to grow due thereon it was agreed should be charged on the said Hereditaments and Premises which was not then effectually done Also reciting that the said John Dewce was since dead having made his last will and testament in Writing and appointed Thomas Dewce Thomas Ibbotson and the said Thomas Hancock joint Executors thereof who thereby became entitled to the Residue of the said Term and the said principal Sum of Seventy Pounds and ten Pounds and the Interest thereof And also reciting that the said Thomas Dewce Thomas Ibbotson and Thomas Hancock had that Day paid lent and advanced to the said Edward Dalton the further Sum of thirty Pounds the Receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged The said Edward Dalton did thereby for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators covenant promise and agree with and to the said Thomas Dewce Thomas Ibbotson and Thomas Hancock their Executors Administrators and Assigns that the said Messuage Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premises comprized in the said Indenture of the twenty fifth Day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty four with the Appurtenances should stand and be charged and chargeable with and liable to the Payment of the said sum of thirty Pounds then lent with lawful Interest as also the said sum of ten Pounds theretofore lent with lawful Interest as well as the said sum of seventy Pounds first lent and Interest And that the said Hereditaments and Premises should not be redeemed or redeemable by him the said Edward Dalton his Heirs or Assigns until Payment of the said several Sums of thirty Pounds and ten Pounds with Interest for the same as well as the said sum of seventy Pounds and Interest And Whereas the said Thomas Dewce and Thomas Ibbotson are now dead and the said Thomas Hancock is the only surviving Executor of the will of the said John Dewce deceased And Whereas the said several sums of seventy Pounds ten Pounds and thirty Pounds or any part thereof respectively were not the proper Monies of the said John Dewce and Thomas Dewce Thomas Ibbotson and Thomas Hancock or any of them but were lent and advanced out of the Fund of a certain Society called "The Dore Union Society" of which Society the said John Dewce was the Master or other Officer and the Names of the said John Dewce and of the said Thomas Dewce Thomas Ibbotson and Thomas Hancock respectively were used in the said hereinbefore recited Indenture and Deed Poll as Trustee or Trustees of the said Society And Whereas at the last Epiphany Session for the County of Derby the Rules of the said Society were in pursuance of the several Acts of Parliament in that behalf made confirmed by the Court and enrolled with the Clerk of the Peace for the said County of Derby the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith having first duly taken upon themselves the Office of Trustee of the said Society And Whereas the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith as such Trustees as aforesaid have called upon and requested the said Thomas Hancock to assign and transfer to them the said mortgaged Premises upon security whereof the said several sums of seventy Pounds ten Pounds and thirty Pounds with some Interest are still due which he has agreed to do and the said Edward Dalton hath agreed to join in such Transfer and Assignment in manner hereafter contained Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the Premises and in Consideration of the Sum of five Shillings of lawful Money of Great Britain to the said Thomas Hancock in Hand well and truly paid by the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith at or before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged He the said Thomas Hancock Hath assigned transferred and set over and by these Presents Doth assign transfer and set over unto the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators and Assigns All that the said Principal Sum of one hundred [insert on] and Ten [insert off] Pounds so due and owing upon the said hereinbefore in part recited Indenture of Mortgage and Deed Poll and all Interest and Arrears and all and every other Sum and Sums on Money which now is or are or shall or may hereafter become or grow due and owing for or in respect of the same And all the Estate Right Title Use Trust Property Benefit Claim and Demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said Thomas Hancock of in to or concerning the said Principal Sum and Interest hereby assigned or intended so to be To Have Hold receive and take enjoy the said Principal Sum and Interest hereinbefore assigned or intended so to be unto and by them the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators and Assigns from henceforth for ever according to the true Intent and Meaning of these Presents And This Indenture Further Witnesseth that for the Consideration aforesaid and also in Consideration of the Sum of five Shillings of lawful English Money to him the said Edward Dalton in Hand paid by the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith or before the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said Thomas Hancock Hath bargained sold assigned transferred and set over and by these Presents Doth bargain sell assign transfer and set over and the said Edward Dalton Hath granted bargained sold assigned transferred and set over ratified and confirmed and by these Presents Doth grant bargain sell assign transfer and set over ratify and confirm unto the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators and Assigns All the said Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden and Orchard And also the said two Closes called by the Names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft together will all and singular Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Barns Stables Gardens Orchards Lands Grounds Meadows Feedings Common Common Right and Common of Pasture Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Profits Easements Rights Liberties Privileges Commodities Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage Dwellinghouse Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes and Premises belonging an[d] appertaining And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits thereof And all that Estate Right Title Interest Trust Property Possession Claim and Demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said Thomas Hancock of in to out of or upon the said Hereditaments and Premises and every or any part thereof under or by virtue of the said hereinbefore in part recited Indenture of Mortgage and Deed Poll or otherwise howsoever in relation thereto To Have And To Hold the said Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Close or Parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereby assigned or intended so to be with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators and Assigns from henceforth for and during all the Rest and Residue of the said Term of one thousand years in and by the said Indenture of Mortgage of the twenty fifth Day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty four granted and created as aforesaid subject nevertheless to such Equity or Right of Redemption as the same Premsies are now subject and liable to under or by virtue of the said hereinbefore in part recited Indenture of Mortgage and Deed Poll or either of them And the said Thomas Hancock doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators covenant agree and declare with and to the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators and Assigns that he the said Thomas Hancock hath not at any time heretofore made done committed or knowingly suffered any Act Deed Matter or Thing whatsoever whereby the said Principal Sum of one hundred and ten Pounds or the interest thereof or any part of the same respectively or the said mortgaged Premises or any of them now are or is or hereafter can shall or may be released discharged incumbered or prejudicially affected in anywise howsoever And the said Edward Dalton for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators and Assigns that he the said Edward Dalton his Heirs executors or Administrators shall and will be on demand being made thereof well and truly pay off and discharge or cause to be paid off and discharged unto the said John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators or Assigns the said Principal Sum of one hundred and ten Pounds so advanced and now remaining due on Security of the said mortgaged Premises as hereinbefore is mentioned together with all Interest for the same which now is or hereafter from time to time shall become due and payable in respect thereof according to the true Intent and Meaning of the Hereinbefore recited Indenture of Mortgage and Deed Poll and these Presents respectively In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals the day and year first above written

 

[Signed] Thomas Hancock
             Edward Dalton 
         
[three additional seals without signature]         
                           

Assignment dated 1st April 1824, part two (reverse) Assignment dated 1 April 1824, part two (reverse)

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Thomas Hancock (being first duly stampt) in the presence of

 

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Edward Dalton in the presence of

 

Witnesses

[Signed] John Ward

              Samuel Swift
         

Dated 1st April 1824
Mr Thomas Hancock & another
to
Messrs Unwin Andrews & Smith

ASSIGNMENT of the
Principal
Sum of £110 and Interest secured
on Mortgage of Premises at Dore in
the County of Derby

 

 

 

 

 

21st May 1827 - Probate copy of the Will of Edward Dalton (1738-1829), late of Totley in the parish of Dronfield, farmer.

Will dated 21st May 1827, probate 15th October 1829.

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This the last Will and Testament of me Edward Dalton of Totley in the parish of Dronfield on the County of Derby Farmer, First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses, and the expenses of proving my Will be paid by my Executor hereinafter named. I give and bequeath unto my three children Edward Dalton of Sheffield, Sarah Popplewell of Manchester and Keturah Elliott of Dore the sum of Ten pounds each to be paid to them out of my personal estate and the end of twelve months next following and after my Decease, and in case any of my said children shall happen to be dead, then I direct that the share or shares of such child or children so dying shall be paid to their lawful Issue in equal shares and proportions. Also I give Devise and bequeath unto my son William Dalton all those Freehold House, Garden and two crofts, with the outbuildings and all appurtenances to the same belonging situate at Totley Bents, and now in the possession of George Radcliffe, to Hold to him my said son William Dalton his heirs and assigns for ever. I give and bequeath unto to my said son William Dalton all other my Real and personal Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever his Heirs Executors and administrators. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint him my said son William 

 

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Dalton sole Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all former wills heretofore by me made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal this twenty-first day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Dalton the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of one another, have subscribed our names as witness thereto

 

(Signed) Edward Dalton

 

(Signed) John Unwin
             John Swift
             John Unwin Junior 

 

 

14th February 1837 - Surrender of a Term of 1000 years on payment of Mortgage Money and interest. Messrs. Unwin, Andrews & Smith to Mr. William Dalton (son of the late Edward Dalton).

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Surrender dated 14th February 1837, part one Surrender dated 14 February 1837, part one

 

This Indenture made the fourteenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven Between John Unwin late of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Farmer but now of Sheffield in the County of York Philip Andrews* of Fulwood in the Township of Upper Hallam in the Parish of Sheffield aforesaid Farmer and Albert Smith of Sheffield aforesaid Gentleman of the one Part and William Dalton of Totley Bents in the Parish of Dronfield aforesaid Farmer of the other Part Whereas By certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectiveley the second and third days of March one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight the Release made between John Wilcockson and Hannah his Wife the said John Unwin and Sarah his Wife Thomas Worrall and Dorothy his Wife John Heald and Anne his Wife the said Edward Dalton and Francis his Wife and Mary Fisher all therein further described of the one Part and William Green of the other Part For the Considerations therein mentioned the Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Garden Orchard Closes or Parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereinafter more particularly described were granted and conveyed unto the said William Green his Heirs and Assigns for ever To the use and behoof of such Person and Persons and for such Estate and Estates upon such Trust and Trusts and to and for such Uses Intents and Purposes and subject to such Powers Provisoes Conditions Restrictions Limitations and Charges and in such Parts Shares Proportions and manner as the said Edward Dalton at any time or times during his life by any deed or writing deeds or writings to be by him duly executed in the presence of two or more credible Witnesses or by his last Will and Testament in writing or any writing in the nature of or purporting to be his last Will and Testament to be by him signed sealed published and declared in the presence of and attested by three or more credible Witnesses should limit declare or appoint give or devise the same and for want of and until such limitation declaration or appointment gift or devise To the only proper use and behoof of the said Edward Dalton his heirs and assigns for ever And Whereas by a certain Indenture bearing date on or about the twenty fifth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty four and made between the said Edward Dalton of the one Part and John Dewce of the other Part the said Edward Dalton in consideration of the sum of Seventy Pounds then advanced to him by the said John Dewce granted and demised the Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard and Closes or Parcels of Land comprised in the last recited Indenture of Lease and Release unto the said John Dewce his executors administrators and assigns from the day next before the day of the date thereof for the term of one thousand Years thence next ensuing Subject to the payment of the yearly rent of one Pepper Corn if demanded and subject also to a Proviso therein contained for redemption of the said Premises on payment by the said Edward Dalton his heirs executors or administrators to the said John Dewce his executors administrators or assigns of Seventy Pounds and Interest for the same as therein mentioned And Whereas by Deed Poll under the hand and seal of the said Edward Dalton bearing date the thirteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety one After reciting amongst other things to the effect that the said John Dewce had advanced to the said Edward Dalton the further Sum of Ten Pounds and was since dead having made his Will and appointed Thomas Dewce Thomas Ibbotson and Thomas Hancock joint Executors thereof that they had that day paid and lent to the said Edward Dalton the further Sum of Thirty Pounds The said Edward Dalton did thereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise and agree with and to the said Thomas Dewce Thomas Ibbotson and Thomas Hancock their executors administrators and assigns That the said Messuage Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances should stand and be charged and chargeable with and liable to the payment of the said Sum of Thirty Pounds then lent with lawful interest as also the said Sum of Ten Pounds theretofore but with lawful interest as well as the said Sum of Seventy Pounds first lent and interest And Whereas by an Indenture of Assignment bearing date on or about the first day of April one thousand eight hundred and twenty four and made between the said Thomas Hancock of the first Part the said Edward Dalton of the second Part and the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith of the third Part After reciting that the said Thomas Dewce and Thomas Ibbotson were then dead and that the said Thomas Hancock was the only surviving Executor of the Will of the said John Dewce deceased the said Thomas Hancock for the consideration therein mentioned did assign transfer and set over unto the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith their Executors Administrators and Assigns All that the said Principal Sum of One hundred and ten Pounds so due and owing upon the said hereinbefore in part recited Indenture of Mortgage and Deed Poll and all interest and the said Edward Dalton and Thomas Hancock for the Considerations therein mentioned did assign transfer and set over unto the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith their executors administrators and assigns the said Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or Parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises for the residue of the said term of one thousand Years Subject nevertheless to such Equity or Right of Redemption as the same Premises were then subject and liable to under or by virtue of the said hereinbefore in part recited Indenture of Mortgage and Deed Poll or either of them And Whereas the said Edward Dalton departed this life on or about the [space]  day of [space] one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine having duly made and published his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the twenty first day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven executed and attested by three credible Witnesses and thereby gave devised and bequeathed unto his Son the said William Dalton his freehold House Garden and two Crofts with the Outbuildings and all Appurtenances to the same belonging situate at Totley Bents and then in the possession of George Ratcliff To hold to him the said Son William Dalton his Heirs and Assigns for ever and did thereby nominate and appoint the said William Dalton sole Executor of his said Will and the said William Dalton duly proved the same in the Consistory Court of Litchfield and Coventry on the fifteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine And Whereas there is now due and owing to the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith upon the said in part recited Securities the said principal Sum of One hundred and ten Pounds only all Interest thereon having been paid up to the day of the date hereof And Whereas the said William Dalton is now desirous of discharging the same and of having such Assignment made to him of the said Term of one thousand Years for the purpose of its being merged in the Inheritance of the said Premises as hereinafter is mentioned Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the said Sum of One Hundred and ten Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain by the said William Dalton to the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith in hand well and truly paid at or immediately before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof and that the same is in full payment and satisfaction of all principal Monies and Interest and other Monies now due to them upon the said hereinbefore in part recited Mortgage Securities they the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith do and each of them doth hereby acknowledge and of and from the same and every part thereof do and each of them doth acquit release and discharge the said William Dalton his Heirs Executors and Administrators and also the said mortgaged Premises for ever by these Presents Then the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith Have and each of them Hath bargained sold assigned and surrendered and by these Presents Do and each of them Doth bargain sell assign and surrender unto the said William Dalton and his Heirs All that Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement situate standing and being at or near Totley aforesaid commonly called or known by the Name of the Bents with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard and Appurtenances thereto belonging And also all those two Closes or Parcels of Land adjoining to the said Dwellinghouse called or known by the several Names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing together by estimation two acres or thereabouts be the same more or less and all other the Hereditaments and Premises comprised in the said hereinbefore in part recited Indenture of the twenty fifth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty four Together with all and singular Houses Outhouses Buildings Gardens Commons Common Right and Common of Pasture Ways Waters Watercourses Easements Rights Privileges Advantages and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Premises belonging And All the Estate Right Title Interest Use Trust Term and Terms of Years unexpired Property Benefit Claim and Demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of them the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith and of each of them of in to or out of the said Hereditaments and Premises hereby assigned and surrendered or intended to so be with the Appurtenances and every part thereof To The End And Intent that the residue and remainder of the said term of one thousand Years may become and be for ever merged and extinguished in the freehold reversion and inheritance of the said Hereditaments and Premises and that the same Hereditaments and Premises may be absolutely discharged from the said principal Sum of One hundred and ten Pounds and the Interest thereof and all claims and demands on account thereof And each of them the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant and declare with and to the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns that they the said John Unwin Philip Andrews and Albert Smith have not nor hath at any time or times heretofore made done committed or executed or knowingly or willingly permitted or suffered or been party or privy to any act deed matter or thing whatsoever whereby or by means whereof the said Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard Closes or Parcels of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereinbefore described and assigned and surrendered or intended so to be as aforesaid or any part or parcel thereof or any Estate or Interest therein respectively are is can shall or may be in anywise impeached charged incumbered or prejudicially affected in Estate Title Value or otherwise howsoever In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

 

[Signed] John Unwin + Albert Smith

             Philip Andrew

         

[one additional seal without signature] 

 

 

Surrender dated 14 February 1837, part two (reverse) Surrender dated 14 February 1837, part two (reverse)

Signed sealed and delivered being first duly stamped by the within named John Unwin Philip Andrew and Albert Smith in the presence of

 

[Signed] Thomas Milton

              Richard Thompson

          

 

Received on the Day and Year first within written of and from

the within named William Dalton the Sum of One Hundred and ten Pounds being the consideration Money within expressed to be paid by him to us £110. 0s. 0d.

 

Witnesses

[Signed] Thomas Milton

              Richard Thompson          

            

[Signed] John Unwin

              Phillip Andrew

              Albert Smith

         

         

Dated February 14 1837

 

Messrs Unwin Andrews & Smith

to

Mr. William Dalton

 

SURRENDER of a Term of

1000 Years on payment of

Mortgage Money and Interest

 

 

*Philip Andrews as named herein clearly signs his name Phillip Andrew.

 

16th November 1844 - Memorandum of an agreement between William Dalton of Totley Bents and Thomas Clarke of Chesterfield. William Dalton borrowed £50 from Thomas Clarke.

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Memorandum dated 16th November 1844 Memorandum dated 16 November 1844

Memorandum of an agreement made between William Dalton of Totley Bents in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Farmer of the one part And Thomas Clarke of Chesterfield in the said County Gentleman of the other part as follows

 

Whereas the said William Dalton is the owner of a Messuage with the Outhouses Garden Orchard and Appurtenances thereto belonging called Totley Bents and two Closes of Land adjoining the said Messuage called the Well Croft and Nether Croft containing together by estimation two acres or thereabouts (more or less)

 

and the said William Dalton having borrowed of the said Thomas Clarke the Sum of Fifty pounds Sterling he hath for securing the same on the day of the hereof signed a Promissory Note payable to the said Thomas Clarke with lawful Interest and hath deposited the Deeds and writings relating to the Title of the said Messuage and Land and premises with the said Thomas Clarke for further securing the said sum of fifty pounds and Interest Now it is hereby

 

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agreed by and between the said William Dalton and Thomas Clarke for themselves respectively and their respective Heirs Executors and Administrators that the said William Dalton or his Heirs shall and will at the request of the said Thomas Clarke his Heirs Executors or Administrators convey to the said Thomas Clarke his Heirs Executors or Administrators by such assurance as he or they shall require the the said Messuage Land & premises to the said Thomas Clarke and his Heirs by way of mortgage for further and better securing payment to the said Thomas Clarke his Executors and Administrators of the said sum of Fifty Pounds and Interest and in the mean time and until payment shall be made thereof as aforesaid that the said Deeds and writings shall remain with the said Thomas Clarke his Executors and Administrators for better securing payment thereof and shall not be redeemable until payment thereof As Witness the hands of the said parties this Sixteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty four

 

Witness
[Signed] Edward Dalton


[Signed] William Dalton

 

 

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The Schedule of Deeds and Writings mentioned in the annexed agreement

 

           
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Dated Novr. 16th 1844
Mr. Wm. Dalton
with
Mr. Thos. Clarke

Agreement to Deposit
Deeds and Writings for
securing £50 and
Interest           
                                            

 

 

 

25th March 1847 - Conveyance of recently enclosed pieces of land (Far Brown Close and Near Brown Close) and Hereditaments from John Gray Waterfall of Sheffield, confectioner, to Joseph Marshall, file manufacturer. Also mentions adjoining enclosure awards to William Dalton and Ann Barker.

A memorandum on the reverse refers to the sale of part of Hare Croft by Joseph Marshall to Job Green and the erection thereon of a Methodist Chapel. 

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Conveyance dated 25th March 1847, part one Conveyance dated 25 March 1847, part one

This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty seven Between John Gray Waterfall of Sheffield in the County of York Confectioner of the one part and Joseph Marshall of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby File Manufacturer of the other part Whereas the said John Gray Waterfall is seized to him and his Heirs in Fee simple and in the Hereditaments hereinafter described and intended to be hereby released or otherwise assured with their Appurtenances And Whereas the said John Gray Waterfall hath contracted with the said Joseph Marshall for the absolute Sale to him of the Piece or Parcel of Land and Hereditaments hereinafter described and hereby released or intended to be with the Appurtenances and the fee simple and Inheritance thereof free from Incumbrances at the price of Forty Pounds Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said Contract and in consideration of the sum of Forty five pounds Sterling to the said John Gray Waterfall paid by the said Joseph Marshall on or immediately before the execution of these presents the receipt of which said sum of Forty Pounds the said John Gray Waterfall doth hereby acknowledge and  from the same and every part thereof doth release and discharge the said Joseph Marshall her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns He the said John Gray Waterfall Doth by this Deed made in pursuance on an Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria entitle "An Act for rendering a Release as effectual for the Conveyance of freehold Estates as a Lease and Release by the same Parties" grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Joseph Marshall and his Heirs All that Piece or Parcel of Land (being part of an Allotment of Land situate on that part of Totley Common in the said Parish of Dronfield called "Hare Croft" lately inclosed under and by virtue of and Act of Parliament made and passed in the second year of the reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" and by virtue of the said Act originally allotted by the Commissioners acting in execution of the said Act to Charles Brookfield in respect of two Closes or Parcels of Land called the Brown Crofts or Far Brown Close and Near Brown Close and afterwards awarded by the said Commissioners to the said John Gray Waterfall as purchaser from the said Charles Brookfield in respect of the same two Closes or Parcels of Land [insert on] which then [insert off] contained two acres one rood and nineteen perches or thereabouts be the same more or less and marked number 64 in the plan annexed to the said Commissioners Award but which by an Admeasurement recently made thereof now contains only Two acres one rood and sixteen perches or thereabouts be the same more or less the said John Gray Waterfall having since the same was awarded to him taken part of the said Allotment containing about three perches and added the same to the said two Closes or Parcels of Land or one of them And which said Allotment or Parcel of Land is bounded on or towards the North East by and Allotment number 62 awarded by the said Commissioners to Lord Middleton and by Ancient Inclosures on or towards the South West by Allotments numbers 65 and 77 awarded by the said Commissioners to William Dalton and Ann Barker respectively on or towards the North West by an Ancient Inclosure the Strawberry Lee Road and the said Allotment number 77 and on or towards the South East by Ancient Inclosures subject nevertheless to the public footway of the width of six feet called Bents Footway and to the public Drain and Watercourse called Needham Dike through and over the same And which said Allotment or Parcel of Land is now in the occupation of the said Joseph Marshall or his Undertenants Together with all the Ways Paths Passages Drains Waters Watercourses (except as aforesaid) Easements Rights Profits Privileges Advantages Emoluments and Appurtenances to the said Piece or Parcel of Land and Hereditaments belonging or in anywise appertaining And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Yearly and other Rents Issues and Profits thereof and in every part thereof And All the Estate Right Title Interest Use Trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever either at Law or in Equity of him the said John Gray Waterfall in to or out of the said Hereditaments and Premises and every part thereof with the Appurtenances To Have And To Hold the said Piece or Parcel of Land Hereditaments and all and singular other the Premises herein before described and hereby granted and released or otherwise assured or intended so to be within their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said Joseph Marshall [insert on] his Heirs and Assigns [insert off] To the only proper Use and behoof of the said Joseph Marshall his Heirs and Assigns for ever And the said Joseph Marshall hereby declares that his Widow if any shall not be entitled to dower in or out of the said Hereditaments and Premises hereinbefore released or intended so to be or any part or parts thereof And the said John Gray Waterfall doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators Covenant and Agree with the said Joseph Marshall his Heirs and Assigns by these presents in manner following, that is to say, that for and notwithstanding any Act Deed Matter or Thing whatsoever by him the said John Gray Waterfall made done omitted committed or executed or knowingly suffered to the contrary the said John Gray Waterfall now hath in himself good right full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant bargain sell release and convey the said piece or parcel of Land and Hereditaments hereby released or otherwise assured or intended so to be with their Appurtenances unto and to the Use of the said Joseph Marshall his Heirs and Assigns in manner aforesaid And that it shall be lawful for the said Joseph Marshall his Heirs and Assigns from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly to hold [insert on] occupy [insert off] and enjoy the said Piece or Parcel of Land and Hereditaments hereby released or otherwise assured or intended so to be with their Appurtenances and to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof for his and their own use and benefit without any lawful eviction interruption claim or demand whatsoever of or by the said John Gray Waterfall or his Heirs or of or by any other person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim by from or under or in trust for him or them And that the free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely released and for ever discharged or by the said John Gray Waterfall his Heirs Executors and Administrators effectively kept harmless and indemnified of from and against all former and other Estates Titles Troubles Charges Debts and Incumbrances whatsoever made created or occasioned by the said John Gray Waterfall or by any other person or persons lawfully claiming by from or under in trust for him or by from or through his or their Acts Defaults Privity or Procurement And Further that the said John Gray Waterfall and his Heirs and all and every persons and person whomsover rightfully claiming any Estate Right Title Charge or Interest at Law or in Equity in to or out of the said Piece or Parcel of Land and Hereditaments hereby released or intended so to be by from or under or in trust for him the said John Gray Waterfall will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the request and at the costs of the said Joseph Marshall his Heirs and Assigns make do acknowledge and execute or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged and executed all such further and other lawful Acts Deeds Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever for the more effectually granting conveying and Assuring the said Piece or Parcel of Land and Hereditaments hereby released or otherwise assured or intended so to be and every part thereof with their Appurtenances unto and to the Use of the said Joseph Marshall his Heirs and Assigns in manner aforesaid or to any other Uses and in any other manner as by the said Joseph Marshall his Heirs or Assigns or his or their Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably advised or required and as shall be rendered to be made done or executed In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the date and year first above written

 

[Signed] John Gray Waterfall
              Joseph Marshall

         
         

Conveyance dated 25th March 1847, part two (reverse) Conveyance dated 25 March 1847, part two (reverse)

Signed sealed and delivered (being first duly stamped) by the within named John Gray Waterfall in the Presence of us

 

[Signed] Henry Waterfall
             Jno. Hy. Townend

         
Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Joseph Marshall in the Presence of

 

[Signed] Henry Waterfall

 

 

Received the day and year first within written from the within named Joseph Marshall the sum of Forty Pounds being the full consideration money within expressed to be paid by him to me

 

[Signed] John Gray Waterfall

 

Witnesses

[Signed] Henry Waterfall
             Jno. Hy. Townend

 

       
Memorandum That a Part of the within mentioned Piece of Land called Hare Croft containing Two hundred superficial square [insert on] Yards [insert off] or thereabouts and whereon a Methodist Chapel has late been erected was by Indenture dated the 8th day of January 1848 made Between me the within named Joseph Marshall of the one Part and Job Green of Totley Farmer of the other Part conveyed and assured by me the within named Joseph Marshall unto the said Job Green his Heirs and Assigns free from Incumbrances As Witness my Hand

 

[Signed] Joseph Marshall

 

Witness  

[Signed] Henry Waterfall

 

 

 

Dated 25th March 1847

 

Mr. Jno. G. Waterfall
to
Mr. Joseph Marshall

 

Conveyance of Land & Hereditaments
situate in the Township of Totley in the Parish
of Dronfield in the County of Derby     

 

 

8th February 1849 - Probate of the Will of Mr William Dalton (1768-1848). Will of William Dalton, of Shatton, Hope was written 16 September 1848. Buried St. Peter, Hope on 10 November 1848.

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Probate and copy of Will, 1849 Probate and copy of Will, 1849

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Dalton of Shatton in the parish of Hope and County of Derby Farmer I will and leave to my wife Catherine Dalton all the rights privileges and interest of my estate and effects with full power to act for her life also to have a maintenance out of my estate I will and direct that all ours me and my wife just debts funeral expences and the expences of proving this my will be paid by my Executor hereinafter named I give and bequeath unto my four children as under named Robert Dalton of Derby forty pounds John Dalton of Totley Bents sixty pounds Fanny Mottram of Eccleshall fifty pounds Mary Eydes of Brough fifty pounds to be paid to them out of my personal estate at the end of twelve months next following after my decease and in case any of my said children should happen to be dead then I direct that the share or shares of such childe or children so dying shall be paid to their lawful issue in equal shares and proportions also I give devise and bequeath unto my son Peter Dalton of Sheffield all those my freehold house Garden lands with the outbuildings and all appurtenances to the same belonging situate at Totley Bents and now is possession of John Dalton To hold to him my said son Peter Dalton his heirs and assigns for ever should me or my wife require any maintenance or funeral expences from my estate besides the interest it produces all such expences shall be equally divided and deducted from the shares of my said children as heretofore named in my will from this time also all repairs done by my son Peter Dalton my Executor to be at his own expense from this time also I give bequeath unto my said son Peter Dalton all other my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever his heirs executors and administrators and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint him my said son peter Dalton sole executor of this my will hereby revoking all former Wills heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this the sixteenth day of September in year our our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Dalton the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of one another have subscribed our names as Witness thereto

 

[Signed] William Dalton

 

Witnesses
[Signed] William Robinson
             Thomas Bagshaw

 

 

 

7th November 1852 - The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Marshall (1783-1852). Died 9 November 1852, buried 12 November 1952 at Dore Christ Church.

N.B. This is a really sweet Will with some very interesting, but logical spellings.

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Will dated 7 November 1852 Will dated 7 November 1852

This is my last Will and Testament that all my just Depts is pade and as a parte of the money to pay with I leave hare Hillside I hav had of Dore Club Fiftey [insert on] Pounds [inset off] witch if the Club will Advance Fiftey more as they have the Weightings it must pay as far as it will go. 
I have som Book Depts when Coleted will pay all and the Remander to be Deved in to Shaes a Mongst me Rlations John Marshall my Brother 2 Shares William Marshall 1 Share my nephey one share to John Marshall My nephe Sister Marey Wilson on Share Sister Margaret one Share Littlewood I have more Relations I wish to Rember Jas. Wilson Marey Marshall Sister Hannahs? Children Sister Caternin Children

 

[Signed] Joseph Marshall is Marke

 

Whitness George Elliott 

              Jonathan Ogden is Marke

 

November 7th 1852 

 

 

 

21st January 1854 - In Chancery. Broomhead v Marshall. Minutes of Order on Claim. Much abbreviated text which we have attempted to expand.

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Minutes of Order on Claim, 21 January 1854 Minutes of Order on Claim, 21 January 1854

The Vice Chancellor Wood

Mr. Bedwell Regr.

 

Saturday the 21st day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty four

Broomhead v Marshall
 

Our? Let the following accounts and enquiries be taken and made viz.
1. an account of what is due to the Plaintiff and all other the creditors of Joseph Marshall the Testator in the Plaintiff's Claim named and of his funeral expenses
2. an account of the Testator's personal Estate came to the hands of the Defendant his Administrator or to the hands of any other person or persons by his order or for his use
3. an Enquiry whether there is any and what of the said Testator's personal Estate outstanding or undisposed of

 

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And Let the said Testator's personal Estate be applied in payment of his debts and funeral expenses And in case the said Testator's personal Estate is insufficient to pay his debts and funeral Expenses in full then Let the following further accounts and enquiries be taken and made viz.
4. an Enquiry of what real Estate the said Testator was seized or entitled to at the time of his death
5. an Enquiry whether there are any and what Incumbrances affecting the said Testator's real Estate  And Let the said Testator's real Estate or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to recise? so much of the said Testator's debts

 

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and funeral expenses as his personal Estate shall be insufficient to pay he sold free from the Mortgages and Incumbrances of such Mortgagees and Incumbrancers who shall consent to such Sale but subject to the Mortgages and Incumbrances of such Mortgagees and Incumbrancers who shall not consent thereto And Let the money to arise from such Sale be paid into the Bank with the privity of the Accountant General of this Court to the credit of this Cause [insert on] to an Account to be intitled "The Sale Account" [insert off] and in taking the aforesaid accounts all just allowances are to be made to the parties
And Let the further consideration of this Cause be adjoined and any of the parties are to be at liberty to apply to this Court as there shall be occasioned

 

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In Chancery
21st January 1854

Broomhead
v
Marshall
Minutes of Order on Claim

 

26th April 1855 - In Chancery. Broomhead v Marshall. Order of Revival of Suit. Appears to be an ongoing dispute between the family of Joseph Marshall and Henry Broomhead over the beneficiary of a Will? 

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Order of Revival of Suit, 26 April 1855 Order of Revival of Suit, 26 April 1855

Vice Chancellor Wood

Mr. Hussey Regr.

 

Thursday the 26th day of April in the 18th year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria 1855

 

Between Henry Broomhead Plaintiff
             John Marshall Defendant
   
Upon Motion this day made unto this Court by Mr. Gordon of Counsel for the Plaintiff it was alleged that this Claim was filed in the 1st say of December 1863 and an Order made thereon on the 21st day of January 1854 since which the Defendant John Marshall has died that Letters of Administration with the Will annexed of Joseph Marshall the Testator in the Pltff Claim named were duly granted to William Marshall on the 26th day of January 1855 whereby the said William Marshall became the legal personal representative of the said Testator that John Marshall the eldest son of the late Defendant John Marshall is the heir at Law of the said Testator that by the death of the said Defendant John Marshall this suit had become abated and the plaintiff is entitled to revive the same. It was therefore prayed and the Court doth Order that this Suit do stand revived against the said William Marshall and John Marshall and be in the same plight and condition as the same were in at the time of the said abatement

 

[initialed] H.H. 

 

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In Chancery

Broomhead 

Marshall

Order of revival of suit 

 

 

 

23rd May 1855 - In Chancery. John Marshall (deceased) and William Marshall and John Marshall Re a piece of Freehold land in Totley.

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Order to pay purchase money, 23 May 1855 Order to pay purchase money, 23 May 1855

Chancellor Wood
at Chambers

 

Mr. Bicknell Regr.

 

Wednesday the 23rd day of May in the year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria 1855 Between Henry Broomhead Plaintiff John Marshall (since deceased) and William Marshall and (John Marshall by Order to revive) Defendents.

 

Upon the application of John Knowle of Brook Hill in the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York Silver Plater the Purchaser of a piece of freehold land at Totley in the County of Derby containing 2a. 1r. 16p. (less 200 yards) or thereabouts and upon hearing  the Solrs. for the Applicant and for the Pltfs. and Defts. and upon reading/ an Order dated the 21st day of Jany. 1854 the Chief Clerks Certif. dated the 29th day of March 1855 the Partlers. & Condons. of sale and an Order to

 

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revive dated the 26th day of April 1855 And the said John Knowles by his Solicitor declaring himself content with the Title to the said piece of land It is Ordered that the said John Knowles do on or before the 10th day of June 1855 pay the sum of One hundred pounds being the amount of the purchase money for the said piece of land together with the sum of Three Pounds six shillings and eight pence for Interest thereon at the rate of Five pounds per Cent per Annum from the 10th day of October last to the said 10th day of June next making together the sum of One hundred and three pounds six shillings and eight pence into the Bank with the privity of the Accountant General of this Court to be there placed to the credit of this Cause "The Sale Account" and thereupon It is Ordered that the said John Knowles be let into possession of the said piece of freehold land and

 

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into the receipt of the rents and profits thereof as from the said 10th day of October last And It is Ordered that all proper parties do join in and execute a proper Conveyance and Assurance of the said piece of Freehold Land to the said John Knowles or as he shall direct such Conveyance and Assurance to be settled by the Judge to whose Court this Cause is attached in case the parties differ about the same. And It is Ordered that the said sum of One hundred and three pounds six shillings and eight pence when so paid into the Bank be laid out in the purchase of Bank three pounds per Cent Annuities in the name and with the privity of the said Accountant General in trust in this Cause "The Like Account" And he is to declare the trust thereof accordingly subject to the further Order of this Court And It is Ordered that the Interest to accrue due on the said Bank

 

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annuities when so purchased and all accumulations of Interest be from time to time laid out in the purchase of like Bank three pounds per Cent Annuities in the name and with the privity of the said Accountant General in trust in this Cause "The Like Account" And he is to declare the trust thereof according to the form proscribed by the Act of Parliament and the general rules and Orders of this Court in that case made and provided. And the said sum of one hundred and three pounds six shillings and eight pence when so paid into the Bank is not to be paid out (except for the purchase of the said Bank Annuities) and the said Bank Annuities when so purchased are not to be sold transferred or otherwise disposed of without notice to the said John Knowles. 

 

[Initialled] H.E.B.


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In Chancery
23rd May 1855

 

Broomhead
v
Marshall

 

Order To Pay on Purchase Money

 

 

 

 

15th January 1856 - Declaration of Elizabeth Marshall to the courts and Chancery of England Declaring that lived next door to George Marshall, breeches and brace maker, and Sarah his wife for many years and was well acquainted with their children. Joseph Marshall who owned the land in Totley near the Methodist Chapel and known as Hare Hill Side was their fifth child.

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Declaration of Elizabeth Marshall, 15 January 1856 Declaration of Elizabeth Marshall, 15 January 1856

I Elizabeth Marshall of Totley in the County of Derby Widow do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am sixty two years of age and that I have lived in Totley aforesaid all my life that I lived next door neighbour to George Marshall who carried on the Trade of Breeches and Brace maker and Sarah his Wife for a many Years during the latter part of the life of the said George Marshall and [insert on] that [insert off] I knew and was well acquainted with the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife and their Children with whom I was a Companion and playmate- That the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife and their Children were always called by the name of Marsh and are oftener than otherwise when spoken of called by the name of Marsh to this day- That the George Marsh and Sarah Wells mentioned or referred to in the Certificate of Marriage marked "A" produced and shewn to me at the time of the taking of this Declaration are as I verily believe the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife above named- That Thomas Marshall was the eldest Child of the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife and was apprenticed to some person in the Razor Trade residing at Bradfield in the County of York from whose service he absconded and enlisted at Sheffield or Chesterfield into the Second Regiment of Foot Guards ["Coldstream" in margin] when he was about the age of eighteen Years- That I have been informed and believe the said Thomas Marshall was married in London to a person in a better condition of life than himself but that he never had and Children by her and I have also been informed and believe that the said Thomas Marshall went into Holland ["shd be Portugal" in margin] with his Regiment and that he died there in or about the Year one thousand eight hundred and twelve without leaving any Children male or female as I have been informed and verily believe- That Hannah Marshall was the Second Child of the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife who intermarried with one George Ward and

 

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is since dead- That John Marshall was the third Child of the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife and intermarried with Martha Ashton whose eldest Son is John Marshall and who is now living at Totley aforesaid- That after the death of the said Martha the Wife of the said John Marshall the elder I intermarried with the said John Marshall the elder on the twenty eighth day of November one thousand eight hundred and fifteen at the Parish Church of Sheffield in the said County of York and I well remember the said Sarah the Wife of the said George Marshall telling me on the occasion of my said marriage with the said John Marshall the elder that the name was Marshall and not Marsh as they were generally called- That Mary was the fourth Child of the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife and is dead- That Joseph Marshall of Totley aforesaid File manufacturer was the fifth Child of the said George Marshall and Sarah his Wife and was the owner of the Close of Land called Hare Hill Side near the Chapel at Totley aforesaid and that he died on the ninth day of November one thousand eight hundred and fifty two- That the said George Marshall died on or about the month of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty four and was interred at Dronfield in the said County of [insert on] Derby [insert off]- That the John Marshall and Martha Ashton mentioned or referred to in the Certificate of Marriage marked "B" also produced and shewn to me at the time of the taking of this Declaration as aforesaid are as I verily believe the said John Marshall the elder (who was afterwards my Husband) and Sarah Martha his Wife above named- That the John Marshall mentioned or referred to in the Certificate of Baptism marked "C" also produced and shewn to me at the time of the

 

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taking of this Declaration as aforesaid is as I verily believe the said John Marshall above named the Son of the said John Marshall the elder (who was afterwards my Husband) an Martha his Wife- That the said John Marshall the elder my said Husband died on or about the sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty four and was interred at Dore in the said County of Derby - And I make this solemn Declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of an Act made and passed in the sixth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the fourth entitle "An Act to repeal an act of the present Session of Parliament entitled 'An Act for the more effectual abolition of oaths and affirmations taken and made in various departments of the state' and to substitute Declarations in lieu thereof, and for the more entire suppression of voluntary and extrajudicial oaths and affidavits and to make other provisions for the abolition of unnecessary oaths"

 

Taken and acknowledged at Sheffield in the County of York this fifteenth day of January 1856 Before me

 

[Signed] John Chambers
A Commissioner to administer Oaths in Chancery in England

 

[Signed] Elizabeth Marshall 

 

 

 

 

28th January 1856 - In Chancery. Between Henry Broomhead & John Marshall. Order to reduce purchase money for land in Totley by Twenty pounds from £100 to £80 plus accrued interest.

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Order to reduce purchase money, dated 28 January 1865 Order to reduce purchase money, dated 28 January 1865

Vice Chancellor Wood at Chambers

Mr. Bicknell Regr. 

 

Friday the 28th day of January in the 19th year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria 1856

 

Between Henry Broomhead Plaintiff 
William Marshall and John Marshall by Order of Reviver Defendant

 

Upon the application of John Knowles the purchaser of the freehold Land at Totley in the County of Derby and upon hearing the Solicitors for the said Applicant and for the Plaintiff and Defendants and upon Reading an Order dated the 23rd day of May 1853 And the said John Knowles by his Solicitor waiving all further evidence as to who are the proper parties to convey It is Ordered that the said John Knowles be allowed an Abatement of Twenty pounds in the amount of his purchase

 

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money of One hundred pounds And It is Ordered that the Order dated the 23rd day of May 1855 be varied and be as follows It is Ordered that the said John Knowles do on or before the 16th day of February 1856 pay the sum of Eighty pounds being the amount of his purchase money for the said piece of Land after deducting the sum of Twenty pounds as herein before mentioned together with the sum of five pounds eight shillings and three pence for Interest therein at the rate of five pounds per cent per annum from the 10th day of October 1854 to the said 16th day of February instant making together the sum of Eighty five pounds eight shillings and three pence into the Bank with the privity of the Accountant General for this Court to be there placed to the credit of this Cause "The Sale Account" And thereupon It is Ordered that the said John

 

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John Knowles be let into possession of the said piece of Freehold Land and into the receipt of the Rents and profits thereof as from the said 10th day of October 1854 And it is Ordered that all proper parties do join in and execute a proper conveyance and assurance of the said piece of freehold Land to the said John Knowles or as he shall direct such conveyance and assurance to be settled by the judge to whose Court this Cause is attached in case the parties differ about the same And it is Ordered that the said sum of Eighty five pounds eight shillings and three pence when so paid into the Bank be laid out in the purchase of Bank three pounds per cent Annuities in the name and with the privity of the said Accountant General in trust in this Cause The like Amount and he is to declare the trust thereof accordingly subject to the further Order of this Court

 

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And it is Ordered that the Interest to accrue due on the said Bank Annuities when so purchased as aforesaid and all accumulations of Interest be from time to time laid out in the purchase of like Bank three pounds per cent Annuities in the name and with the privity of the said Accountant General in trust in the Cause The like Amount And he is to declare the trust thereof accordingly subject to the further Order of this Court And for the purposes aforesaid the said Accountant General to draw on the Bank according to the form prescribed by the Act of Parliament and the general rules and orders of this Court in that case made and provided And the said sum of One hundred and three Eighty five pounds six eight shillings and eight three pence when so paid into the Bank is not to be paid out except for the purchase of the said Bank Annuities and the said Bank Annuities when so purchased

 

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are not to be sold or transferred or otherwise disposed of without notice to the said John Knowles the purchaser

 

[Initialled] H.E.B.

 

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Dated 28 Janry 1856

 

In Chancery

 

Broomhead

v

Marshall

 

Order to reduce purchase money

 

 

 

 

 

2nd April 1856 - Conveyance of a Close of Land at Totley in the county of Derby under orders of the Court of Chancery from Messrs. John Marshall and William Marshall to Mr. John Knowles.

John Marshall of Totley, File Cutter of the first part, William Marshall of Totley, File Cutter of the second part, John Knowles of Sheffield, Silver Plater of the third part and Charles Adams Knowles of Sheffield, Silver Plater of the fourth part.

Regarding Joseph Marshall’s Last Will and Testament. Joseph Marshall died on or about 9th November 1852 and left part of Hare Croft and Hereditaments to his brother John Marshall, his oldest surviving brother. John died 6th July 1854 (and was interred in Dore), before his brother Joseph’s will was settled. There was insufficient personal estate to settle Joseph's debts, hence the land was sold at public auction and John Knowles was the successful purchaser.

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Conveyance dated 2 April 1856, part one Conveyance dated 2 April 1856, part one

This Indenture made the second day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty six Between John Marshall of Totley on the County of Derby File Cutter of the first part William Marshall of Totley aforesaid File Cutter of the second part John Knowles of Sheffield in the County of York Silver Plater of the third part and Charles Adams Knowles of Sheffield aforesaid Silver Plater of the fourth part Whereas by a Statutory Indenture of Release dated the Twenty fifth day of March One thousand eight hundred and forty seven and made between John Gray Waterfall Confectioner of the one part and Joseph Marshall File Manufacturer of the other part For the valuable consideration therein expressed the close of land called Hare Croft and hereditaments hereinafter described (except a small portion containing Two hundred square yards or thereabouts after mentioned) were granted limited and assured unto the said Joseph Marshall and his heirs To the only proper use and behoof of the said Joseph Marshall his heirs and assigns for ever And Whereas the said Joseph Marshall made his last Will and Testament in writing in the words and figures following that is to say "This is my last Will and Testament that all my just debts is pade and as a part of the money to pay with I leave hare Hillside I hav had of Dore Club Fiftey pounds witch if the Club will advance Fiftey more as they have the Weightings it must pay as far as it will go I hav som Book Deps when coleted will pay all the remaineder to be deved in to Shaes amongst my relations John Marshall my brother two shares William Marshall one share my nephey one share to John Marshall my nephe Sister Marey Wilson on share Sister Margret one shareLittlewood I have more relations I wish to Rember Jas. Wilson Marey Marshall Sister hannahs Children sister Calernin Children" And Whereas the said Joseph Marshall died on or about the ninth day of November One thousand eight hundred and fifty two without having revoked or altered his said Will leaving John Marshall of Totley aforesaid Filesmith his oldest surviving brother his heir at law him surviving and Letters of Administration to the goods chattels and credits of the said Joseph Marshall deceased with his said Will annexed were on or about the twenty fourth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty three granted to the said John Marshall last named by and out of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Lichfield And Whereas by a Decretal order of the High Court of Chancery bearing date the twenty first day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty four made by His Honor Vice Chancellor Sir William Page Wood in a certain cause wherein Henry Broomhead was plaintiff and the said John Marshall (last named) was Defendant It was ordered that the said Testator's real estate or so much thereof as should be sufficient to raise so much of the said Testator's debts and funeral expenses as his personal estate should be insufficient to pay should be sold And that the money arising from such Sale should be paid into the bank with the privity of the Accountant General of the said Court to the credit of the said cause "The Sale Account" And Whereas the said John Marshall died on or about the sixth day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty four and was interred at Dore in the said County of Derby before the said Order was carried into effect and he left the said John Marshall party hereto his Oldest Son his heir at Law and who is also heir at Law of the said Joseph Marshall deceased him surviving And Whereas the personal estate of the said Testator Joseph Marshall being insufficient to pay his debts and funeral expenses in pursuance of the said order the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described being the whole of the real estate of the said Testator Joseph Marshall were on the twenty eighth day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifty four offered for Sale by Public Auction with the Approbation of His Honor the said Vice Chancellor Sir William Page Wood by Mr. Joseph Nicholson at his Public Sale Room in Sheffield aforesaid pursuant to Public Advertisements in the London Gazette in several of the London Newspapers and also in the Sheffield newspapers which are in most General circulation in the neighbourhood of the property and according to certain printed particulars and conditions of Sale at which Sale by Auction the said John Knowles being the highest bidder was declared to be the purchaser of the said Close of land and hereditaments And Whereas Letters of administration to the goods chattels and credits of the said Joseph Marshall deceased with his said Will annexed were on or about the twenty sixth day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty five granted by or out of the said Consistory Court of the Bishop of Litchfield to the said William Marshall one of the surviving Residuary Legatees named in the said Will and who is one of the sons of the said John Marshall the Defendant before named And Whereas by another order by the said High Court of Chancery bearing date the twenty sixth day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty five made by His Honor Vice Chancellor Sir William Page Wood in the said Cause It was ordered that the said Suit wherein the said Henry Broomhead was Plaintiff and the said John Marshall deceased was Defendant should stand revived against the said William Marshall and John Marshall (parties hereto) and be in the same plight and condition as the same were in at the time of the abatement thereof on the death of the said John Marshall deceased And Whereas the Title Deeds of the said Close of land and hereditaments hereinafter described were at the decease of the said Joseph Marshall deposited with Thomas Savage of Dronfield in the County of Derby Shoe maker as trustee for and on behalf of the Dore Club named in the said Will by way of Security for the principal sum of Fifty pounds with interest thereon at Four pounds per centum per annum and which principal sum with the sum of Five pounds two shillings and six pence for interest thereon making together the sum of Fifty five pounds two shillings and six pence was on or about the sixth day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty five paid by the said William Marshall to the said Thomas Savage in full discharge of his claim as the said William Marshall doth hereby declare and thereupon the said Title Deeds were delivered up to him And Whereas by another order of the same Court made by His Honor the said Vice Chancellor Wood in a certain cause wherein the said Henry Broomhead is plaintiff and the said John Marshall since deceased and the said William Marshall and John Marshall (party hereto) by the said Order of Revivor are Defendants bearing date the twenty eight day of January now last It was ordered that the said John Knowles should on or before then sixteenth day of February now last pay the sum of Eighty pounds being the amount of his purchase Money for the said piece of land together with the sum of Five pounds eight shillings and three pence for interest thereon at the rate of Five pounds per centum per annum from the tenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty four to the said sixteenth day of February now last making the sum of Eighty five pounds eight shillings and three pence into the Bank with the privity of the Accountant General of the said Court to be there placed to the credit of the said cause "The Sale Account" And It Was Also Ordered that the said John Knowles be let into possession of the said piece of Freehold Land and into the receipt of the rents and profits thereof as from the tenth day of October One thousand eight hundred and fifty four and that all parties should join in and execute a proper conveyance and assurance of the said piece of freehold land to the said John Knowles or as he should direct And Whereas in pursuance of the said last mentioned Order the said John Knowles on the sixteenth day of February now

Conveyance dated 2 April 1856, part two Conveyance dated 2 April 1856, part two

Last with the approbation of the said John Marshall (party hereto) and William Marshall and with the privity of the Accountant General of the said Court paid into the Bank of England the sum of Eighty five pounds eight shillings and three pence to be there placed to the credit of the said cause "The Sale Account" Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of and obedience to the said several Orders hereinbefore mentioned and in consideration of the sum of Eighty five pounds eight shillings and three pence Sterling so as aforesaid paid by the said John Knowles into the Bank of England in the name and with the privity of the Accountant General of the said Court of Chancery to the credit of the said Cause "The Sale Account" as by the Certificate of the said Accountant General bearing date the nineteenth day of February now last past and the receipt of one of the Cashiers of the said Bank thereunto annexed and filed in the Office of the Registrar of the said Court the payment of which said sum of Eighty pounds in manner aforesaid and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the fee simple in possession of the said Close of Land hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby granted and released free from incumbrances and also the sum of Five pounds eight shillings and three pence for interest thereon pursuant to the said last recited Order making together the sum of Eighty five pounds eight shillings and three pence the said John Marshall and William Marshall do hereby respectively acknowledge and therefrom and from every part thereof do hereby respectively acquit release exonerate and for ever discharge the said John Knowles his heirs executors and administrators He the said John Marshall party hereto as such heir at Law of the said Joseph Marshall deceased as aforesaid Doth by these presents grant release and convey and the said William Marshall Doth by these presents (according to and for all his estate and interest in the said Close of land and hereditaments) release convey ratify and confirm unto the said John Knowles and his heirs All that piece or parcel of land being part of an allotment of Land situate on that part of Totley Common in the said Parish of Dronfield called "Hare Croft" enclosed under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the second year of the Reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled "An Act for enclosing Lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" and by virtue of the said Act originally allotted by the Commissioners acting in execution of the said Act to Charles Brookfield in respect of two closes or parcels of land called the Brown Crofts or Far Brown Close and near Brown Close and afterwards awarded by the said Commissioners to the said John Gray Waterfall as purchaser from the said Charles Brookfield in respect of the same two Closes or parcels of Land which then contained Two Acres one rood and nineteen perches or thereabouts were the same more or less and marked number 64 in the plan annexed to the said Commissioners Award but which by an admeasurement since made thereof contained only Two Acres one rood and sixteen perches ore thereabouts be the same more or less the said John Gray Waterfall having since the same was awarded to him taken part of the said Allotment containing about three perches and added the same to the said two closes or parcels of land or one of them And which said Allotment or parcel of land is bounded on or towards the North East by an Allotment number 62 Awarded by the said Commissioners to Lord Middleton and by Ancient inclosures on or towards the South West by Allotments numbers 65 and 77 Awarded by the said Commissioners to William Dalton and Ann Barker respectively on or towards the North West by an ancient Inclosure the Strawberry Lee Road and the said Allotment Number 77 and on or towards the South East by ancient Inclosures subject nevertheless to the Public Footway of the width of six feet called Bents Footway and to the Public Drain and Watercourse called Needham Dike through and over the same And which said Allotment or parcel of Land was heretofore in the occupation of the said Joseph Marshall or his undertenants but is now unoccupied (save and except a part of the said piece of Land containing Two hundred superficial square yards or thereabouts whereon a Methodist Chapel has been erected and which was by Indenture dated the eighth day of January One thousand eight hundred and forty eight made between the said Joseph Marshall of the one part and Job Green of the other part conveyed and assured by the said Joseph Marshall to the said Job Green his heirs and assigns for ever Together with all and singular Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Sewers Gutters Drains Timber and other Trees Mines Minerals Stone Commons and all Commonable right whatsoever Hedges Ditches Fences Liberties Easements Rights Members and Appurtenances to the said Close of Land and Hereditaments belonging or usually held occupied or enjoyed therewith And all the estate right title and interest both legal and equitable of them the said John Marshall and William Marshall respectively therein And Also all Deeds Evidences and Writings relating to the title thereof in the possession of the said John Marshall and William Marshall or either of them or which they or either of them can obtain without suit To Have And To Hold the same Close of Land and all and singular other the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and hereby granted and released with their Appurtenances unto the said John Knowles and his heirs To the Uses upon the Trust and for the ends intents and purposes hereinafter declared that is to say To such uses upon such trusts and for such ends intents and purposes as the said John Knowles shall from time to time or at any time by Deed or Deeds appoint and in default of or until such appointment and subject thereto To the use of the said John Knowles and his assigns during the Term of his natural life without impeachment of Waste And after the determination of that Estate by any means in his life time To the use of the said Charles Adams Knowles his executors and administrators during the life of the said John Knowles In Trust for the said John Knowles and his assigns and after the determination of the said hereinbefore lastly limited Estate To the use of the said John Knowles his heirs and assigns for ever And It Is Hereby Declared that no Widow of the said John Knowles shall be entitled to Dower out of the said Close of Land and Hereditaments And in pursuance of an Act to facilitate the conveyance of real property the said John Marshall covenants with the said John Knowles that he has the right to convey the Land and hereditaments to the said John Knowles notwithstanding any act of the said Joseph Marshall and John Marshall both deceased And that the said John Knowles shall have quiet possession of the said Land and hereditaments free from all incumbrances And the said John Marshall covenants with the said John Knowles that he will execute such further assurance of the said Land and hereditaments as may be requisite And the said William Marshall further covenants with the said John Knowles that he hath done no Act to incumber the said Lands and hereditaments and the said William Marshall releases to the said John Knowles all his claims upon the said Land and Hereditaments In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first hereinbefore written
 
[Signed]  
John Marshall  

              William Marshall

 

plus two further seals without signatures

 

 

 

Conveyance dated 2 April 1856, part 3 (reverse) Conveyance dated 2 April 1856, part 3 (reverse)

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named John Marshall in the presence of

 

[Signed] F.W. Flower
              Barnard P. Broomhead
 
              Clerks to Mr. Broomhead Solr. Sheffield.

 

 

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named William Marshall in the presence of

 

[Signed] John Chambers, Solr. Sheffield
             Charles Hides Law Clerk Sheffield
         
         
Dated the second day of April 1856

 

Messrs. John Marshall and William Marshall
to
Mr. John Knowles

 

Conveyance in Fee of a 
Close of Land at Totley in the
County of Derby under Orders of
the Court of Chancery

 

 

25th March 1861 - Conveyance of a piece or parcel of land situate at Totley in the parish of Dronfield County of Derby. Mr John Knowles to Mr Robert Clayton.

This Indenture made 25th March 1861 between John Knowles of Sheffield, Silverplater of the first part Charles Adam’s Knowles of Sheffield, silverplater of the second part and Robert Clayton of Broomhill butcher of the third part. Relates to the sale of Spurr Croft, part of Hare Croft.

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Conveyance dated 25 March 1861, part one Conveyance dated 25 March 1861, part one

This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of March One thousand eight hundred and sixty one Between John Knowles of Sheffield in the County of York Silver Plater of the first part Charles Adams Knowles of Sheffield aforesaid Silver Plater of the second part and Robert Clayton of Broomhill in the Parish of Sheffield aforesaid Butcher of the third part Whereas by Indenture dated the second day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty six and made or expressed to be made between John Marshall of the first part William Marshall of the second part the said John Knowles of the third part and the said Charles Adams Knowles of the fourth part For the consideration therein expressed the piece or parcel of land and hereditaments thereinafter described and the appurtenances was or were conveyed and assured unto the said John Knowles and his heirs to such uses upon such trusts and for such ends intents and purposes as the said John Knowles should from time to time or at any time by Deed or Deeds appoint And in default of or until such appointment and subject thereto To the use of the said John Knowles and his assigns during his life without impeachment of waste with a limitation to the use of the said Charles Adams Knowles his executors and administrators during the life of the said John Knowles In trust for the said John Knowles and his assigns with remainder to the use of the said John Knowles his heirs and assigns for ever And Whereas the said John Knowles caused the said piece or parcel of land and hereditaments hereafter described and assured to be put up for sale by public auction in Sheffield aforesaid on the twentieth day of November last at which sale the said Robert Clayton was the highest bidder for and became and was declared the purchaser of the same piece or parcel of land and hereditaments with the appurtenances at or for the sum of Seventy pounds Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Seventy Pounds Sterling to the said John Knowles paid by the said Robert Clayton on or immediately before the execution of these presents the receipt whereof the said John Knowles doth hereby acknowledge and therefrom.. acquits releases and for ever discharges the said Robert Clayton his heirs executors administrators and assigns The said John Knowles in pursuance and by virtue and in exercise and execution of the power or authority to him  given or received or in him vested by the said hereinbefore recited Indenture and of every other power or authority in anywise enabling him in this behalf and in exercise and execution thereof respectively Doth by this Deed appoint that the piece or parcel of land and hereditaments hereinafter described and granted and assured with the appurtenances shall henceforth go remain and be unto and to the use of the said Robert Clayton his heirs and assigns for ever And This Indenture Further Witnesseth that for the consideration hereinbefore expressed and also in consideration of the Sum of Ten shillings now paid by the said Robert Clayton to the said Charles Adams Knowles the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Charles Adams Knowles at the request and by the direction of the said John Knowles Doth hereby grant and release And the said John Knowles Doth hereby grant bargain sell alien release ratify and confirm unto the said Robert Clayton and his heirs All that piece or parcel of land now called Spurr Croft being heretofore part of an Allotment of land situate on that part of Totley Common in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby called Hare Croft enclosed under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the second year of the reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled "An Act for inclosing lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" and by virtue of the said Act originally allotted by the Commissioners acting in execution of the said Act to Charles Brookfield in respect of two Closes or parcels of land called The Brown Crofts or Far Brown Close and near Brown Close and afterwards awarded by the said Commissioners to John Gray Waterfall as purchaser from the said Charles Brookfield in respect of the same two closes or parcels of land which said piece or parcel of land hereby assured when allotted and awarded and aforesaid contained Two acres one rood and nineteen perches more or less but by an admeasurement afterwards made thereof contained Two acres one rood and sixteen perches or thereabouts and now contains according to recent survey Two acres and thirty perches more or less (about three perches thereof having been taken therefrom by the said John Gray Waterfall and added to the said two Closes or parcels of land or one of them and about Two hundred superficial square yards thereof (upon which a Methodist Chapel has recently been erected) having been severed from the remainder thereof and conveyed to one Job Green by Indenture dated the eighth day of January One thousand eight hundred and forty eight and which said piece or parcel of land hereby assured was formerly in the occupation of Joseph Marshall but is now or late was in the occupation of William Pinder and is numbered 64 on the plan annexed to the Award of the said Commissioners and is bounded on or towards the North East by an Allotment Number 62 awarded by the said Commissioners to Lord Middleton and by ancient inclosures on or towards the South West by Allotments Numbers 65 and 77 awarded by the said Commissioners to William Dalton and Ann Barker respectively on or towards the North West by an ancient inclosure the Strawberry Lee Road and the said Allotment Number 77 and on or towards the South East by ancient inclosures Together with all the actual and reputed rights members and appurtenances both corporeal and incorporeal to the said piece or parcel of land and hereditaments belonging or in anywise appertaining subject nevertheless to the public footway of the width of six feet called Bents footway and to the public drain and watercourse called Needham Dyke through and over the Hereditaments hereby conveyed And the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders yearly and other rents issues and profits thereof AND all the estate right title use trust benefit inheritance claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of the said John Knowles and Charles Adams Knowles and each of them of in and to the same premises To Have And To Hold the same piece or parcel of land hereditaments and all other the premises hereinbefore granted and released or otherwise assured with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Clayton and his heirs To the only proper use and behoof of the said Robert Clayton his heirs and assigns for ever And the said Robert Clayton hereby declares that if he leave a widow she shall not be entitled to Dower out of or in the said Close or parcel of land and hereditaments or any part thereof And the said Charles Adams Knowles doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Robert Clayton his heirs and assigns that he the said Charles Adams Knowles hath not at any time heretofore made done committed or executed or knowingly or willingly permitted or suffered or been party or privy to any act deed matter or thing whereby or by reason or means whereof the said piece or parcel of land hereditaments and premises hereby appointed and granted and released or otherwise assured or any part thereof are is can shall or may be impeached charged affected or incumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever And the said John Knowles for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant promise and agree with and to the said Robert Clayton his heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say That for and notwithstanding and act deed matter or thing whatsoever by him the said John Knowles at any time heretofore made done executed or knowingly suffered to the contrary he the said John Knowles now hath in himself good right and full power by these presents to appoint and along and together with the said Charles Adams Knowles to grant release and assure the said piece or parcel of land hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Robert Clayton his heirs and assigns for ever in manner aforesaid and that it shall be lawful for the said Robert Clayton his heirs and assigns at all times hereafter peaceably to enter upon and hold and enjoy the said piece or parcel of land hereditaments and premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances and receive and take the rents and profits thereof to his and their own use without any interruption eviction or denial from or by the said John Knowles his heirs or assigns or any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim through under or in trust for him them or any of them And that freely and clearly discharged or otherwise by him the said John Knowles his heirs executors or administrators well and effectually protected and kept indemnified from and against all former and other charges liens and incumbrances whatsoever already or to be hereafter made executed or suffered by the said John Knowles or any person or persons lawfully and equitably claiming or to claim through under or in trust for him And Further that the said John Knowles his heirs or assigns and all other persons claiming or to claim any estate right title or interest of in to out of or upon the said piece or parcel of land hereditaments and premises or any part thereof through under or in trust for him or them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the request and expense of the said Robert Clayton his heirs or assigns make do acknowledge execute and perfect all such further and other acts deeds and assurances whatsoever for the further and better or more satisfactorily appointing granting conveying and assuring the said piece or parcel of land hereditaments and premises or any part or parts thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Clayton his heirs or assigns or otherwise as by him or them or his or their Counsel shall be reasonably devised or advised and required In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written 

 

[Signed] John Knowles
              Charles Adams Knowles
              Robert Clayton

 

 

 

Conveyance dated 25 March 1861, part two Conveyance dated 25 March 1861, part two

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named John Knowles in the presence of                                                 

 
[Signed] Barnard P. Broomhead
              Solr... Sheffield

 

         
Signed sealed and delivered by the with named Charles Adams Knowles in the presence of

 

[Signed] Thomas Francis, Silversmith
             17 Buckingham Street, Strand,

             London

 

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named Robert Clayton
in the presence of

 

[Signed]  Edwd. Bramley Solr. Sheffield
              John Puley, his Clerk


          
Received the day and year first within written of
and from the within named Robert Clayton the Sum
of Seventy pounds being the Consideration Money
within expressed to be paid by him to me £70.

 

[Signed] John Knowles

 

Witness

[Signed] Barnard P. Broomhead


Dated 25th March 1861
 

Mr. John Knowles
To
Mr. Robert Clayton

 

Conveyance of a
freehold piece or parcel of Land
situate at Totley in the parish
of Dronfield. County of Derby
         
         
         

 

1861 - Abstract of the Title of Mr John Knowles of Sheffield silverplater, to a close of land formerly part of a piece of land called Hare Croft and now known by the name of Spurr Croft situate at Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby.

This abstract starts in 1847 and includes transactions and papers of proof, back to 1777. It also includes a copy of the letter from the War Department relating to the death of Thomas Marshall on 17th June 1811 in Portugal, whilst serving with the Coldstream Guards.

 

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Abstract of Title, dated 1861 Abstract of Title, dated 1861

Abstract of the Title of Mr John Knowles of Sheffield in the County of York Silverplater to a Close of Land formerly part of the piece of Land called "Hare Croft" now known by the name of the "Spurr Croft" situate at Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby.

 

1847 March 25th By Statutory Indenture of Release of this date made between John Gray Waterfall of Sheffield in the County of York Confectioner of the one part and Joseph Marshall of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby File Manufacturer of the other part. Reciting that the said John Gray Waterfall was seized to him and his heirs in fee simple of and in the hereditaments thereafter described with their Appurtenances And Reciting that the said J. G. Waterfall had contacted with the said Joseph Marshall for the absolute sale to him of the piece of Land hereinafter described and the fee simple and inheritance thereof free from Incumbrances at the price of £40. It is witnessed that in pursuance of the said Contract and in consideration of the sum of £40 to the said J. G. Waterfall paid by the said J. Marshall the receipt .. He the said J. G. Waterfall Did grant in pursuance of an Act for rendering and release to grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Joseph Marshall and his heirs - All that piece or parcel of Land (being part of an allotment of Land situate on that part of Totley Common in the said parish of Dronfield called Hare Croft then lately enclosed under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the second Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled "An Act for enclosing Lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" and by virtue of the said Act originally allotted by the Commissioners acting in execution of the said Act to Charles Brookfield

 

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in respect of two Closes or parcels of Land called the Brown Crofts or Far Brown Close and Near Brown Close and afterwards awarded by the said Commissioners to the said J.G. Waterfall as Purchaser from the said Charles Brookfield in respect of the same two Closes or parcels of Land which then contained 2a. 1r. 19p. (more or less) and marked No. 64 in the Plan annexed to the said Commissioners Award but which by an Admeasurement then recently made thereof then contained only 2a. 1r. 16p. (more or less) the said J. G. Waterfall having since the same was awarded to him taken part of the said allotment containing about three perches and added the same to the said two Closes or parcels of Land or one of them And which said Allotment or parcel of Land was bounded on or towards the North East by an Allotment No. 62 awarded by the said Commissioners to Lord Middleton and by ancient enclosures on or towards the South West by Allotments Nos. 65 and 77 awarded by the said Commissioners to William Dalton and Ann Barker respectively on or towards the North West by an ancient Enclosure the Strawberry Lee Road and the said Allotment No. 77 and on or towards the South East by ancient Enclosures. Subject nevertheless to the Public Footway of the width of 6 feet called Bents Footway and to the Public Drain and watercourse called Needham Dike through and over the same And which said Allotment or parcel of Land was then in the occupation of the said Joseph Marshall or his Undertenants Together with all ways &c. (except as aforesaid) And the Reversion etc. And All the Estate To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Marshall and his heirs and assigns To the only proper use and behoof of the said Joseph Marshall his heirs and assigns for ever

Was Joseph Marshall married at this time and if so when did such marriage take place? The .. Joseph Marshall died a Bachelor.

 

 

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Declaration by the said Joseph Marshall that his Widow (if any) should not be entitle to Dower out of the said hereditaments and premises Covenant by the said J. G. Waterfall that he had good right to convey For quiet enjoyment Free from Incumbrances And For further Assurance Executed by both the said parties and attested Receipt for consideration money endorsed signed and witnessed 
Memorandum endorsed that a part of the said piece of Land called Hare Coft containing 200 superficial square yards whereon a Methodist Chapel had then lately been erected was by Indenture dated 8th January 1848 made between the said Joseph Marshall on the one part and Job Green of Totley Farmer of the other part conveyed by the said Joseph Marshall unto the said Job Green his heirs and assigns. Signed by the said Joseph Marshall and attested by one Witness 

 

1856 April 2nd By Indenture of this date made between John Marshall of Totley aforesaid File Cutler of the first part William Marshall of Totley aforesaid File Cutler of the second part John Knowles of Sheffield in the County of York Silver Plater of the third part and Charles Adams Knowles of Sheffield aforesaid Silver Plater of the fourth part. 

 

Reciting the hereinbefore abstracted Statutory Indenture of Release And reciting that the said Joseph Marshall made his last Will and Testament in writing in the Words and Figures following "This is my last Will and Testament that all my just ddebts is pade and as a parte of the monney to pay with I leave Hare Hillside I hav had of Dore Club Fiftey pounds witch if the Club will advance Fiftey more as they have the Wrightings it must pay as far as it will go I hav som Book Deps when coleted will pay all and the remainder to be deived in to shares amongst my relations John Marshall my brother two shares William Marshall one share my

Was this will executed in the presence of Witnesses, and does it bear any date? Have the Vendors a copy of it, if so, same should be delivered up to the purchaser. The Will purports to have been signed in the presence of two Witnesses, and is dated at foot "November 7 1852" The Vendors have a Copy which will be delivered to the purchaser

 

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Nephey one share to John Marshall my Nephe Sister Marey Wilson on share Sister Margret one share Littlewood. I have more Relations I wish to rember Jas. Wilson Marey Marshall Sister Hannah's Children sister Calernin Children" And also reciting that the said Joseph Marshall died on or about the 9th November 1852 without having revoked or altered his said Will leaving John Marshall of Totley aforesaid File Smith his Eldest surviving Brother his Heir at Law him surviving And Letters of Administration to the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Joseph Marshall deceased with his said will annexed were on or about the 24th May 1853 granted to the said John Marshall last named by and out of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Lichfield

Had he ever and older Brother, if so, it must be shown that such Brother died intestate without issue. Can the Vendors furnish a pedigree of the family? The Vendors have no other information in their possession (see Cond 6) A Pedigree herewith.

 

And also reciting that by a Decretal Order of the High Court of Chancery bearing date the 21st January 1854 made by His Honor Vice Chancellor Sir William Page Wood in a certain Cause wherein Henry Broomhead was Plaintiff and the said John Marshall (last named) was Defendant. It was ordered that the said Testator's real Estate or so much thereof as should be sufficient to raise so much of the said Testator's debts and funeral expenses as his personal Estate should be insufficient to pay should be sold And that the money arising from such sale should be paid into the Bank with the privity of the Accountant General of the said Court to the Credit of the said Cause "The Sale Account" And Also reciting that the said John Marshall died on or about the 6th July 1854 and was interred at Dore in the said County of Derby before the said Order was carried into effect and he left the said John Marshall (party thereto) his Eldest Son his heir at Law and who was also heir at Law of the said Joseph Marshall deceased him surviving.

Did he die testate, if so his Will should be abstracted. 

John Marshall died intestate according to the recital

 

And also reciting that the personal Estate of the said Testator Joseph Marshall being insufficient to pay his Debts and funeral Expenses in pursuance of the said Order the hereditaments and premises hereafter described being the whole of the Real Estate of the said Testator Joseph Marshall were on the 28th August 1854 offered for Sale by Public Auction with the approbation of His Honor the said Vice Chancellor Sir William Page Wood at which sale by Auction the said John Knowles being the highest Bidder was declared to be the Purchaser.

 

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of the said Close of Land and hereditaments And also reciting that Letters of Administration to the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Joseph Marshall deceased with his said Will annexed were on or about the 26th January 1855 granted by the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Lichfield to the said William Marshall one of the surviving Residuary Legatees named in the said Will and who was one of the Sons of the said John Marshall the Defendant before named. And also reciting that by another Order by the said High Court of Chancery bearing date the 26th April 1855 made by the said Vice Chancellor Sir William Page Wood in the said Cause It was Ordered that the said Suit wherein the said Henry Broomhead was Plaintiff and the said John Marshall deceased was Defendant should stand revived against the said William Marshall and John Marshall (parties thereto) and be in the same plight and condition as the same were in at the time of the abatement thereof on the Death of the said John Marshall deceased. And also reciting that the title Deeds of the said Close of Land and hereditaments thereinafter described were at the decease of the said Joseph Marshall deposited with Thomas Savage of Dronfield aforesaid Shoe Maker as trustee for and on behalf of the Dore Club named in the said Will by way of security for the said Principal sum of £50 with Interest thereon at £4 per cent per annum And which principal sum with the sum of £5. 2s. 6d. for Interest thereon making together the sum of £55. 2s. 6d. was on the 6th March 1855 paid by the said William Marshall to the said Thomas Savage in full discharge of his Claim and thereupon the said Title Deeds were delivered up to him And also reciting that by another Order of the said Court made by the said Vice Chancellor Wood in a certain Cause wherein the said Henry Broomhead was Plaintiff and the said John Marshall then since deceased and the said William Marshall and John Marshall (party thereto) by the said order of revivor were Defendants bearing date the 28th January then last It was Ordered that the said John Knowles should on or before the 16th February then last pay the sum of £80 being the Amount of the purchase money for the said piece of Land together

Is this the same Cause as the one abovementioned? Yes
Have the Vendors Copies of these Orders? Some of them - all copies in the possession of the Vendors will be handed to the purchaser

  

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with the sum of £5. 8s. 3d. for Interest thereon at the rate of £5 per cent per annum from the 10th October 1854 to the said 16th February last making the Sum of £85. 8s. 3d. into the Bank with privity of the Accountant General of the said Court to be there placed to the Credit of the said Cause "The Sale Account" And it was also ordered that the said John Knowles be let into possession of the said piece of freehold Land and into the receipt of the rents and profits thereof as from the 10th October 1854 and that all parties should join in and execute a proper conveyance and assurance of the said piece of freehold Land to the said John Knowles or as he should direct And also reciting that in pursuance of the said last mentioned Order the said John Knowles on the 16th February then last with the approbation of the said John Marshall (party thereto) and William Marshall and with the privity of the said Accountant General of the said Court paid into the Bank of England the sum of £85. 8s. 3d. to be there placed to the Credit of the said Cause "The Sale Account" It is witnessed that in pursuance of the said several Orders and in consideration of the sum of £85. 8s. 3d. so as aforesaid paid by the said John Knowles into the Bank of England as by the Certificate of the Accountant General of the said Court of Chancery dated the 19th February then last and the receipt of one of the Cashiers of the said Bank thereunto annexed the payment of which said sum was and that the same sum was in full for the absolute purchase of the said Close of Land and Interest thereon the said John Marshall and William Marshall did thereby respectively acknowledge He the said John Marshall as such Heir at Law of the said Joseph Marshall deceased as aforesaid Did grant release and convey and the said William Marshall Did (according to and for all his Estate and Interest in the said Close of Land and Hereditaments) release convey ratify and confirm unto the said John Knowles and his heirs

We presume the Vendors have office Copies of these Documents and will give up the same to the purchaser

copies were .. at the time but the same have been mislaid. The Vendors do not appear to have any such in their possession - same can be procured if the purchaser requires at his expense (see conditions)

 

All that the said piece or parcel of Ground particularly described in the said hereinbefore Abstracted Indenture Save and except a part of the said piece of Land containing 200 superficial square yards or thereabouts whereon a Methodist Chapel had been erected as aforesaid Together with all and singular Houses &c. And all the Estate &c.

 

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And also all Deeds &c. To hold the same with their Appurtenances unto the said John Knowles and his heirs To the uses upon the Trusts and for the ends intents and purposes thereinafter declared that was to say To such uses upon such Trusts and for such ends intents and purposes as the said John Knowles should from time to time or at any time by Deed or appoint And in default of or until such appointment and subject thereto To the use of the said John Knowles and his assigns during the term of his life without impeachment of Waste To the use of the said Charles Adams Knowles his executors and administrators during the life of the said John Knowles In Trust for the said John Knowles and his assigns To the use of the said John Knowles his heirs and assigns for ever Declaration that no Widow of the said John Knowles should be entitled to Dower out of the said Hereditaments Covenant by the said John Marshall that he had good right to convey For quiet enjoyment Free from Incumbrances And For further Assurance Covenant by the said William Marshall that he had done no act to incumber Executed by the said William Marshall and John Marshall and attested by two Witnesses


1777 Oct 13th Certificate of Marriage of George Marsh otherwise Marshall and Sarah Wells at Dronfield - see Attachment 1 below

Who was this John Marsh? The Father of the purchaser 'Joseph Marshall'. ''Marsh' is an error. Should be 'Marshall' see Pedigree 

 

1803 June 5th Certificate of Marriage of John Marshall and Martha Ashton at Sheffield Parish Church - see Attachment 2 below

Is this John Marshall the Brother of Joseph? Yes See Pedigree

 

1803 Oct 30th Certificate of Baptism at Sheffield Parish Church of John Son of John and Martha Marshall born 4th October 1803 -

see Attachment 3 below

We presume this John is the son of the above named? Yes Heir at Law who executed the conveyance.


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1824 October 20th. Certificate of Burial of George Marshall at Dronfield

see Attachment 4 below

 

1856 January 18. Letter from the War Office of which the following is a Copy. - see Attachment 5 below

 

 

War department

Gentlemen

In reply to your Letter of the 9th Instant with its inclosure I am directed to acquaint you that it appears by information obtained from the Regimental Orderly Room Horse Guards that Thomas Marshall of Totley Derbyshire died in Portugal on the 17th June 1811 whilst serving in the Coldstream Guards.

I am, Gentlemen
Your obedient Servant
John Manley

 

Messrs Singleton and Pitman
9 Great James Street
Bedford Row

Who was this Thomas Marshall?

The eldest Brother of Joseph Marshall the purchaser and who died unmarried (see Pedigree) 

 

Notes in the margin are shown in italics

 

Attachments 

Attachment 1 Attachment 1
Attachment 2 Attachment 2
Attachment 3 Attachment 3
Attachment 4 Attachment 4
Attachment 5 Attachment 5

 

 

30th July 1873 - Conveyance of freehold Hereditaments at Totley Bents (farmhouse) Mr. Peter Dalton to William Dalton. Presumed to include Lower Bents Farmhouse as well as Well Croft, Nether Croft, Allotment 22 of Totley Common, and Allotment 65 of Hare Croft.

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Conveyance dated 30 July 1873, parts 1 and 2 Conveyance dated 30 July 1873, parts 1 and 2

This Indenture made the thirtieth day of July One thousand eight hundred and seventy three Between Peter Dalton formerly of Sheffield in the County of York but now of Iowa City Johnson County Iowa in the United States of America Farmer of the one part William Dalton of Shatton in the Parish of Hope in the County of Derby Farmer (married since the first day of January One Thousand eight hundred and thirty four) of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Four hundred pounds upon the execution of these presents paid by the said William Dalton to the said Peter Dalton for the purchase if the fee simple of the hereditaments (the receipt whereof the said Peter Dalton doth hereby acknowledge and from the same some doth hereby release the said William Dalton his heirs executors administrators and assigns the said Peter Dalton Doth by these presents grant and convey unto the said William Dalton and his heirs First All That Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement situate standing and being at or near Totley in the said County of Derby commonly called or known by the name of the Bents with the Barn Cowhouse Stable Garden Orchard and Appurtenances thereto belonging And Also All those two Closes or Parcels of Land adjoining to the said Dwellinghouse called or known by the several names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing together by estimation Two acres or thereabouts be the same more or less Secondly All That Allotment or parcel of Land situate on that part of Totley Common called "Bents" numbered 24 on the Award Plan of the Inclosure of Lands in the Manor and Township of Totley aforesaid containing Eight Perches bounded on or towards the East and North by an ancient Inclosure on or towards the West by an Allotment numbered 22 awarded unto Offley Shore Esquire and on or towards the South by the Strawberry Lee Road And Also All that other Allotment or parcel of Land situate on that part of Totley Common called "Hare Croft" numbered 65 on the said Plan containing One Acre three roods and thirty five perches bounded on or towards the North East by an Allotment numbered 77 Awarded unto Ann Barker and an Allotment numbered 64 Awarded unto John Gray Waterfall on or towards the South West by an Allotment numbered 66 awarded unto the

 

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said Offley Shore Esquire on or towards the North West by the Strawberry Lee Road and on or towards the South East by ancient Inclosures [insert on] All of which said hereditaments and premises are now occupied by John Dalton [insert off] Together with All Buildings Erections Gardens fixtures fences ways waters watercourses Commons Common Right easements privileges advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments or any of them belonging or appertaining or therewith usually held and enjoyed or known as part parcel or member thereof or as appurtenances thereto And All the Estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of the said Peter Dalton in to and upon the same premises To Have And To Hold all the said premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and conveyed or assured unto and To The Use of the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns for ever And the said Peter Dalton doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say that notwithstanding anything by him the said Peter Dalton or any person through whom he derives Title otherwise than by way of purchase for valuable consideration done omitted or knowingly suffered he the said Peter Dalton now hath full power to grant and assure All and singular the said premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and assured To the use of the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns And that the same premises shall at all times remain and be to the use of the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns and be quietly entered into and upon and held and enjoyed and the rents and profits thereof received by the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns accordingly without any lawful interruption or disturbance by the said Peter Dalton or any person lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim through or in trust for him or through or in trust for any person through whom he derives Title otherwise than as aforesaid
And that free and discharged from or otherwise by him the said Peter Dalton his heirs executors or administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates incumbrances claims and demands created occasioned or made by the said Peter Dalton or any person through whom her derives Title otherwise than as aforesaid or any person lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim through or in trust for him or any such person And

Conveyance dated 30 July 1873, parts 3 and 4 Conveyance dated 30 July 1873, parts 3 and 4

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Further that he the said Peter Dalton and his heirs and every person having or lawfully or equitably claiming or to have or claim any Estate right title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof through or in trust for him or through or in trust for any person through whom he derives Title otherwise than as aforesaid will at all times at the cost of the said William Dalton his heirs or assigns execute and do every such assurance and thing for the further or more perfectly assuring all or any of the said premises to the use of the said William Dalton as by the said William Dalton his heirs or assigns shall be reasonably required In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first hereinbefore written

 

[Signed] Peter Dalton
             William Dalton

 

Received on the day and year first hereinbefore written from the within named William Dalton the sum of Four hundred pounds being the consideration money hereinbefore expressed to be by him paid to me (£400)

 

[Signed] Peter Dalton

 

Witness
[Signed] Henry Parkin Jun.

 

Signed sealed and Delivered by the within named William Dalton in the presence of

 

[Signed] Henry Parkin Jun.

 

 

Signed sealed and Delivered as the Act and Deed of the within named Peter Dalton by Henry Parkin his duly authorised Attorney in the presence of

 

[Signed] Henry Parkin Jun.
             Law Student 
             Sheffield 
         
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Dated 30th July 1873

 

Mr. Peter Dalton
to
Mr. William Dalton

 

Conveyance of 
freehold hereditaments at Totley
Bents in the County of Derby         

 

 

 

 

25th August 1873  Peter Dalton in Iowa City. Certified acknowledgment of receipt of £400 in respect of the sale to his brother William Dalton of his freehold property at Totley Bents then in the occupation of another brother John Dalton, see Conveyance above adated 30 July 1873

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Certified acknowledgment dated 25 August 1873 Certified acknowledgment dated 25 August 1873

In the Matter of freehold property situate at Totley Bents in the County of Derby England sold by Peter Dalton to William Dalton

 

I the undersigned Peter Dalton formerly of Sheffield in the County of York but now of Iowa City in Johnson County in the United States of America Farmer do hereby certify that on this Twenty fifth day of August One thousand eight hundred and seventy three the Consideration Money or sum of Four hundred pounds paid by my brother William Dalton of Shatton in the said County of Derby for the purchase of my freehold property at Totley Bents aforesaid now in the occupation of my brother John Dalton has been duly accounted for to me by Mr. Henry Parkin of Sheffield in the said County of York my duly appointed Attorney in this matter and my brother in law Mr. Benjamin Hudson of Sheffield aforesaid Gentleman and that the Deed of Conveyance relating to such property bears date the thirtieth day of July One thousand eight hundred and seventy three

 

[Signed] Peter Dalton

 

Signed by the said Peter Dalton this Twenty fifth day of August One thousand eight hundred and seventy three in the presence of

 

[Signed] Ira J. Alder        

             Iowa City Iowa 

                        
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Dated 25 August 1873

 

Totley Bents Property

Mr. Peter Dalton

to
Mr. William Dalton

 

Duly certified acknowledgment
by Mr. Peter Dalton of the
Receipt of £400 on Sale
by him of the property
above mentioned

 

 

 

 

29th November 1876 - Conveyance by Robert Clayton of Sheffield, butcher to George Gregg of the same place, publican of land in Totley.

now called Spurr Croft (part of Hare Croft) enclosed under an Act of Parliament. 

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Conveyance dated 29 November 1876, part one Conveyance dated 29 November 1876, part one

This Indenture made the twenty ninth day of November One thousand eight hundred and seventy six Between Robert Clayton of Sheffield in the County of York Butcher of the one part and George Gregg of the same place Publican of the other part Whereas the said Robert Clayton is Seized of the Inheritance in fee simple in possession of and in the hereditaments hereinafter described and expressed to be thereby assured and he has agreed with the said George Gregg for the absolute sale thereof to him at the price of Ninety two pounds [insert on] and ten shillings [insert off] Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said Agreement and in consideration of the sum of Ninety Two Pounds [insert on] and ten shillings [insert off] on or before the execution of these presents paid by the said George Gregg to the said Robert Clayton the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and therefrom release and discharge the said George Gregg his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever by these presents He the said Robert Clayton Doth hereby grant and convey unto the said George Gregg his heirs and assigns All That piece or parcel of land now called Spurr Croft being heretofore part of an Allotment of land situate in that part of Totley Common in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby called Hare Croft inclosed under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the second year of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" and by virtue of the said Act originally allotted by the Commissioners acting in execution of the said Act to Charles Brookfield in respect of the two Closes or parcels of land called "The Brown Croft" and Far Brown Close and Near Ground [sic.] Close and afterwards awarded by the said Commissioners to John Gray Waterfall as purchaser from the said Charles Brookfield in respect of the same two Closes or parcels of land which said piece or parcel of land hereby assured when allotted and awarded as aforesaid contained two acres one rood and nineteen perches more or less but by an admeasurement afterwards made thereof contained two acres one rood and sixteen perches or thereabouts and now contains two acres and thirty perches more or less (about three perches thereof having been taken therefrom by the said John Gray Waterfall and added to the said two closes or parcels of land or one of them and about two hundred superficial square yards thereof (upon which a Methodist Chapel has been erected) having been severed from the remainder thereof and conveyed to one Job Green by Indenture dated the eighth day of January One thousand eight hundred and forty eight and which said piece or parcel of land hereby assured is numbered 64 on the Plan annexed to the Award of the said Commissioners and is bounded on or towards the North East by an Allotment Number 68 awarded by the said Commissioners to Lord Middleton and by ancient Inclosures on or towards the South West by Allotments Numbers 65 and 77 awarded by the said Commissioners to William Dalton and Ann Barker respectively on or towards the North West by an ancient inclosure the Strawberry Lee Road and also the said Allotment number 77 and on or towards the South East by ancient Inclosures Together with all rights easements members and appurtenances to the said hereditaments belonging or in anywise appertaining (subject nevertheless to the public footway of the width of six feet called Bents Footway and to the Public drain and watercourse called Needham Dyke through and over the said hereditaments And all the estate right title interest claim and demand of him the said Robert Clayton therein or thereto To Have And To Hold the said piece or parcel of land hereditaments and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore described and expressed to be hereby assured unto the said George Gregg his heirs and assigns To The Use of the said George Gregg his heirs and assigns for ever And the said Robert Clayton doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said George Gregg his heirs and assigns That notwithstanding any act deed or thing by the said Robert Clayton done or executed or knowingly suffered to the contrary he the said Robert Clayton now hath good right to grant and assure the said Hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and expressed to be hereby assured unto and to the use of the said George Gregg his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid And [insert on] that the said George Gregg and his heirs and assigns [insert off] shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly possess and enjoy the said hereditaments and premises and receive the rents and profits thereof without any lawful eviction or interruption claim or demand whatsoever from or by the said Robert Clayton or his heirs or any person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming from under or in trust for him them or any of them And that.. free from all incumbrances whatsover made or suffered by the said Robert Clayton or his heirs or any person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming as aforesaid And Further that he the said Robert Clayton and his heirs and all persons having or lawfully or equitably claiming any estate or interest in the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof from under or in trust for the said Robert Clayton or his heirs shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the request and at the expense of the said George Gregg his heirs or assigns do and execute or cause to be done and Executed all such acts deeds and things whatsoever for further and more perfectly assuring the said hereditaments and premises and every part thereof unto and To The Use of the said George Gregg his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid as shall or may be reasonably required In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

 

[Signed] Robert Clayton

 

             one additional seal

Conveyance dated 29 November 1876, part two (reverse) Conveyance dated 29 November 1876, part two (reverse)

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Robert Clayton in the presence of

 

[Signed] William B Esam 
             Solr,. Sheffield


         
Received the sum of Ninety two pounds [insert on] and ten shillings [insert off] within expressed to be paid to me   £92. 10s.

 

[Signed] Robert Clayton

 

Witness
[Signed] William B. Esam            


 

 

Dated 29th November 1876

 

Mr. Robert Clayton
to
Mr. George Gregg

 

Conveyance of Land at Totley in the
Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby

 

 

 

 

 

16th May 1878 - Peter Dalton to Henry Parkins. Power of Attorney.

William Dalton deceased late of Shatton in the parish of Hope, Derbyshire, farmer, did by his last Will and Testament make Peter Dalton, (of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, United States of America), his son, his sole Executor.

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Power of Attorney dated 16 May 1873, part one Power of Attorney dated 16 May 1873, part one

Know All Men by these Presents That Whereas William Dalton deceased late of Shatton in the Parish of Hope and County of Derby Farmer England did by his last Will and Testament appoint Peter Dalton his Son his Sole Executor
Now therefore I the said Peter Dalton by these Presents make constitute and appoint Henry Parkins of Sheffield County of York England my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name place and other stead to Administer upon said Estate of said Testator as per the true intent and meaning of said last will and testament last aforesaid To enter into and take possession of all lands tenements, hereditaments and real estate whatever in said county aforesa​id, to collect and secure all rents and arrears of rents, that are now due or shall hereafter become due, from or payable by any person or persons whomsoever, as tenants, occupiers, lessees or assignees of any term or terms, of all such lands and tenements that are described in said last Will and Testament and to grant, bargain and sell all such lands and tenements or any part or parcel thereof, aforesaid, for such sums or price as to him shall seem meet, and for me and in my name to make, execute, acknowledge

Power of Attorney dated 16 May 1873, part two Power of Attorney dated 16 May 1873, part two

and deliver, good and sufficient deeds and conveyances for the same, either with or without covenants and warranty, and until the sale thereof, to let and demise the said real estate for the best rents that can be procured for the same To pay all Legacies to the persons named in the said last Will and Testament out of the proceeds of the sales of said real estate; To ask, Demand and collect, receive and receipt for all monies due me by authority thereof.
To do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever, requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully and to all intent and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, hereby satisfying and confirming all that any said Attorney shall lawfully do by virtue thereof
In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal, done at Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa in the United States of America this 16th day of May AD 1873.

 

[Signed] Peter Dalton
             Executee
         
State of Iowa
Johnson County

 

[Signed] Ira J. Alder Attorney  
              in and for said County 

              Nancy Parker?

 

Certify that personally appeared before me the above named Peter Dalton Esq, To me known and he the individual person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing Power of Attorney as granted and acknowledged the same to be his Voluntary act for the purposes therein mentioned
Given under my hand an Seal this 16th day of May AD 1873

 

[Signed] Ira J. Alder
              Nancy Parker?
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

29th May 1883 - Conveyance of land and Hereditaments in Totley. Messrs, John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley (Executors of George Gregg deceased)  to Mr. William Dalton. Relates to Spurr Coft, formerly part of Hare Coft)

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Conveyance dated 29 May 1883, parts 1 and 2 Conveyance dated 29 May 1883, parts 1 and 2

This Indenture made the twenty ninth day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighty three Between John Dickinson of Sheffield in the County of York Flour Dealer and Benjamin Beeley of Sheffield aforesaid formerly Publican but now out of business of the one part and William Dalton of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Farmer of the other part Whereas George Gregg late of Sheffield aforesaid Publican deceased being seized in fee simple (subject as hereinafter mentioned) of the hereditaments hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed duly made his Will dated the ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty one whereof he appointed the said John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley Executors and by his Said Will after making certain bequests of personal estate Testator gave devised and bequeathed all the rest residue and remainder of his real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley their heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively according to the nature and quality of the said estates respectively Upon Trust that they or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor (thereinafter called the Trustees or Trustee) should as soon as conveniently might be after his decease sell call in and convert into money all such parts of his residuary estate as should not consist of money either together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract And Testator declared that the receipts or receipt in writing of the Trustees or Trustee for the time being for the purchase money of the premises sold should effectively discharge the purchaser or purchasers paying the same therefrom and from being concerned to see to the application or being answerable for the misapplication thereof And Whereas the said George Gregg died on the twentieth day of January one thousand eight hundred and eighty three without having revoked or altered his said Will which was duly proved in the Wakefield District Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice on the twenty fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty three by both the said Executors And Whereas in exercise of the trust for that purpose contained in the said Will the said John Dickinson 

 

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and Benjamin Beeley have agreed to sell the said hereditaments to the said William Dalton at the price of eighty five pounds Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of eighty five pounds paid to the said John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley by the said William Dalton (of which sum the said John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley hereby acknowledge the receipt) the said John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley As Trustees hereby convey unto the said William Dalton All that piece or parcel of land called Spurr Croft being heretofore part of an allotment of land situate on that part of Totley Common in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby called Hare Croft inclosed under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the second year of the reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled "An Act for inclosing lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" and by virtue of the said Act originally allotted by the Commissioners acting in execution of the said Act to Charles Brookfield in respect of two closes or parcels of land called The Brown Crofts or Far Brown Close and Near Brown Close and afterwards awarded by the said Commissioners to John Gray Waterfall as purchaser from the said Charles Brookfield in respect of the same two closes or parcels of land which said piece or parcel of land hereby assured when allotted and awarded as aforesaid contained two acres one rood and nineteen perches more or less but by an admeasurement afterwards made thereof contained two acres one rood and sixteen perches or thereabouts and now contains two acres and thirty perches more or less (about three perches thereof having been taken therefrom by the said John Gray Waterfall and added to the said two closes or parcels of land or one of them and about two hundred superficial square yards thereof (upon which a Methodist Chapel has been erected) having been severed from the remainder thereof and conveyed to one Job Green by Indenture dated the eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty eight) and which said piece or parcel of land hereby conveyed was formerly in the occupation of Joseph Marshall afterwards in the occupation of William Pinder but late in the occupation of George Gregg and

[page three] numbered 64 on the plan annexed to the Award of the said Commissioners and bounded on or towards the North East by an Allotment numbered 62 awarded by the said Commissioners to Lord Middleton and by ancient inclosures on or towards the South Conveyance dated 29 May 1883, parts 3 and 4

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numbered 64 on the plan annexed to the Award of the said Commissioners and bounded on or towards the North East by an Allotment numbered 62 awarded by the said Commissioners to Lord Middleton and by ancient inclosures on or towards the South West by Allotments numbers 65 and 77 awarded by the said Commissioners to William Dalton and Ann Barker respectively on or towards the North West by an ancient inclosure the Strawberry Lee Road and the said allotment number 77 and on or towards the South East by ancient inclosures Subject nevertheless to the public footway of the width of six feet called Bents footway and to the Public drain and watercourse called Needham Dyke through and over the hereditaments hereby conveyed To Hold unto the use of the said William Dalton in fee simple In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first hereinbefore written

 

Signed sealed and delivered by then said John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley in the presence of 

 

[Signed] Thomas W. Hayes
             Clerk with Newbould & Gould
             Solrs. Sheffield

 

[Signed] John Dickinson
              Benjamin Beeley

    
        

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Dated 29th May 1883

 

Messrs. John Dickinson and Benjamin Beeley
to
Mr. William Dalton

 

Conveyance of freehold
land and hereditaments situate
at Totley in the parish of Dronfield
in the County of Derby

          

22nd April 1890 - Conveyance of Freehold Land in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Dore and Chinley Railway Mr William Dalton to The Midland Railway Company.

£185 paid to William Dalton for a strip of land by the Dore and Chinley Railway and compensation for all damage and inconvenience.

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Conveyance dated 2 May 1890, part one Conveyance dated 2 May 1890, part one

This Indenture made the twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninety Between William Dalton of Shatton Mytham Bridge in the parish of Hope in the County of Derby Farmer of the one part and The Midland Railway Company hereinafter called 'the Company' on the other part Whereas the said William Dalton is seized of the hereditaments hereinafter expressed to be hereby conveyed for an estate of fee simple in possession free from incumbrances And Whereas the Company requiring and by the Dore and Chinley Railway Act 1884 the Dore and Chinley Railway Act 1885 and the Midland Railway Act 1888 being authorised to take and purchase the said hereditaments for the purpose of the Railway and Works thereby authorised to be constructed have agreed with the said William Dalton for the purchase of his said estate and interest therein free from incumbrances at the price of One hundred and eighty five pounds which sum is intended to include compensation for all damage done to the adjoining lands as hereinafter expressed Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said Agreement and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty five pounds now paid by the Company to the said William Dalton (the receipt whereof the said William Dalton hereby acknowledges) The said William Dalton as beneficial owner hereby conveys unto the Company and their assigns All those pieces of land containing together by admeasurement One rood and thirty one perches or thereabouts situate adjoining the Totley Bents Road in the Township of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby and being respectively part and parcel of the larger pieces of land distinguished by the Numbers 26x 37x and 39x in that part of the maps or plans of the said Railway and Works and the Books of Reference thereto deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Derby which relates to the said parish of Dronfield All which said pieces of land hereinbefore expressed to be hereby conveyed and shown on the plan drawn on these presents and thereon coloured red together with all the mines and minerals thereunder

Conveyance dated 2 April 1890, Plan (enlarged) Conveyance dated 2 April 1890, Plan (enlarged)

 Except and Reserving unto the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns and his and their tenants and servants a right of way at all times and for all purposes with or without horses carts and carriages over the lands hereby conveyed by means of the road which traverses the said lands between the points marked A and B on the said plan as the same is at present enjoyed by the said William Dalton To Hold the said pieces of land and premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby conveyed unto and To the use of the Company their successors and assigns for ever according to the true intent and meaning of the said acts but freed and discharged from all right of preemption to which the said William Dalton or the persons deriving title under him may be or become entitled under the provisions of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 And the Company hereby covenant with the said William Dalton and the persons claiming under him the hereditaments adjoining the hereditaments hereinbefore expressed to be hereby conveyed and retained by him that the Company will fence the land hereby conveyed with a good post and rail fence and maintain such fence at all times thereafter And will on the completion of their Works restore in a substantial manner the carriage road from the dwellinghouses retained by the said William Dalton to the Totley Bents Road aforesaid and also the fences and gates adjoining such carriage road or adjoining the land hereby conveyed And It Is Hereby Declared that the said sum of One hundred and eighty five pounds includes satisfaction and compensation for all damage loss or inconvenience whether permanent temporary or recurring occasioned by severing the said pieces of land from the other property of the said William Dalton or by otherwise injuriously affecting such other property by the exercise of the powers of the said Acts and is in full satisfaction for all communications gates bridges fences culverts drains watering places ways passages works and things either over under across by the side of or near to the said Railway (Except such as are hereinbefore specifically provided for) which might otherwise be required to be made or done under the said Acts for the better enjoyment protection or accom[m]odation of the adjoining property and remainder of the estate of the said William Dalton And It Is Hereby Further Declared that the said William Dalton testifies his consent to such alterations of levels as have been or may be found convenient in the construction of the said Railway and the Works connected thereunto And the said William Dalton hereby acknowledges the right of the Company to the production of then several documents mentioned in the Schedule hereto and to delivery of copies thereof and hereby undertakes for the safe custody of the same In Witness whereof the said William Dalton hath hereunto set his hand and seal and the Company have hereunto caused their Common Seal to be affixed the day and year first before written

 

The Schedule above referred to:
May 16th 1873 Deed Poll under the hand and seal of Peter Dalton appointing Henry Parkin to be his Attorney
July 30th 1873 Indenture made between the said Peter Dalton of the one part and William Dalton of the other part
August 25th 1873 Certificate by the said Peter Dalton as to receipt of purchase money and execution of the said Indenture of the thirtieth July One thousand eight hundred and seventy three

 

[Signed] William Dalton

 

 

Conveyance dated 2 April 1890, part two (reverse) Conveyance dated 2 April 1890, part two (reverse)

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named

 

The Common Seal of the Midland Railway Company was affixed hereto in the presence of


[Signed] James Allport?

Director of the Midland Railway Company
Duffield, near Derby


Dated 22nd April 1890
Dore and Chinley Railway

 

Mr. William Dalton
to
The Midland Railway Company

 

Duplicate
 

CONVEYANCE of 0a. 1r. 31p. of Freehold land in the Parish of
Dronfield in the County of Derby 
          

 

 

2nd April 1891 - Mr Thomas Vickers and Eliza his Wife to Mrs Hannah Dalton.

Conveyance of land situate on Totley Common in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby known as Well Bents that had been inherited by Eliza from her mother Ann White of Dronfield. 

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Conveyance dated 2 April 1891 Conveyance dated 2 April 1891

This Indenture made the second day of April One thousand eight hundred and ninety one Between Thomas Vickers of Fanshawe Road Dronfield in the County of Derby Farmer and Eliza his Wife of the one part and Hannah Dalton of Bamford in the said County of Derby Widow of the other part Whereas Ann White late of Hill Top in the Parish of Dronfield in the said County of Derby Widow deceased was at the date of her death hereinafter recited seized of the hereditaments hereafter described for an estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession free from incumbrances And Whereas the said Ann White died on the thirteenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and sixty six having duly made a Will dated the third day of May One thousand eight hundred and sixty six whereby she gave [insert on] and [insert off] devised (among other hereditaments) all those two pieces or parcels of land situate at Totley in the parish of Dronfield aforesaid of which the hereditaments hereafter described are part unto her daughter the said Eliza Vickers her heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for her and their own absolute use and benefit Subject only to the payment thereout of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings as a legacy to her Testatrix's son Joshua David White free from any deduction [insert on] and [insert off] Testatrix appointment the said Eliza Vickers and Thomas Vickers Executors of that her Will who duly proved the same at Derby on the twenty fifth day of March One thousand eight hundred and sixty seven And Whereas the said legacy of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings was paid to the said Joshua David White on the eight day of August One thousand eight hundred and sixty seven And Whereas the said Thomas Vickers and Eliza his Wife have agreed with the said Hannah Dalton for the sale to her of the said hereditaments hereinafter described at the price of Thirty pounds Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said Agreement and in consideration of the sum of Thirty pounds to the said Thomas Vickers and Eliza his Wife paid by the said Hannah Dalton on or before the execution hereof (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) The said Thomas Vickers and Eliza his Wife as beneficial owners do and each of them doth by this deed duly acknowledged by the said Eliza Vickers pursuant to the Statute in that behalf convey unto the said Hannah Dalton All that allotment of land situate on that part of Totley Common in the Parish of Dronfield aforesaid called "Well Bents" being allotment number 77 containing Twenty seven perches or thereabouts bounded on or towards the Northeast and Southeast by allotment number 64 awarded to John Gray Waterfall on or towards the Southwest by Allotment number 65 awarded to William Dalton and on or towards the Northwest by Strawberry Lee Road and now in the occupation of Edward Dalton To Hold the same unto and To the use of the said Hannah Dalton in fee simple And the said Thomas Vickers and Eliza his Wife hereby acknowledge the right of the said Hannah Dalton to the production of the receipt signed by the said Joshua David White or Joshua White for his said legacy as hereinbefore is recited and to delivery of copies thereof and hereby undertake for the safe custody thereof In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first before written

 

Signed sealed and delivered by the said Thomas Vickers Eliza Vickers and Hannah Dalton in the presence of

 

[Signed] J Barnes
             Clerk to Messrs. Rodgers Thomas
             Bamford
             Solr. Sheffield
            
[Signed] Thos. Vickers
              Eliza Vickers
              Hannah Dalton 
 
         
This Deed was this day produced before me and acknowledged by Eliza Dalton
[sic.] therein named to be her act and deed previous to which acknowledgment the said Eliza Dalton [sic.] was examined by me separately and apart from her husband touching her knowledge of the contents of the said Deed and her consent thereto and declared the same to be freely and voluntarily executed by her. And I declare that I am not interested or concerned with as a party or as a Solicitor or Clerk the Solicitor for one of the parties or otherwise in the transaction giving occasion for the said Acknowledgment

 

Dated the Second day of April 1891
 

[Signed] W Watts  
A Perpetual Commissioner for taking Acknowledgments of Deeds by married women.                                              
         

[part two, reverse]
Dated 2nd April 1891

 

Mr. Thomas Vickers and Eliza his Wife
to
Mrs. Hannah Dalton

 

Conveyance of land situate on
Totley Common in the Parish of Dronfield
in the County of Derby

 

 

 

 

 

26th August 1897 - Valuation of Tenantright in small farm situate at Totley in the County of Derby given up by Mrs Elizabeth Dalton to Mr Albert Fox with the consent of the owner Mrs Hannah Dalton as at the 29th September 1897.

Altogether after deducting for repairs of gates and fences amounting to the sum of Twenty Three Pounds and one shilling

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Valuation of Tenantright, 26 August 1897 Valuation of Tenantright, 26 August 1897

Valuation of Tennantright in small Farm situate at Totley in the county of Derby given up by Mrs. Elizabeth Dalton to Mr. Albert Fox with the consent of the owner Mrs. Hannah Dalton, as on the 29th September 1897

 

Top Croft (0a. 3r. 0p.) Grass mown. Allowed for manure applied and mown since
Low Croft (1a. 1r. 0p.) Grass mown. Allowed for manure applied and mown since
Hay Croft (3a. 0r. 0p.) Grass pasture
Hill Side (3a. 0r. 0p.) Grass pasture

Allowance is made for extra Grass Land above Twothirds and for rhubarb roots and raspberry canes in Gardens

Gig house - manger, wood stall, and broad step ladder
Hay in Chamber, new hay stack

Altogether after deducting for repair of gates and fences amounting to the sum of Twenty three pounds and one Shilling

£23. 1s. 0d. Valued at 26th Aug. 1897

 

[Signed] Robert Lowe

 

Settled [Signed] Elizabeth Dalton

 

 

[part two, reverse]

 

Dated 26 August 1897
Valuation
of Tenantright in 
small farm at
Totley


Mrs. E. Dalton
to
Mr. Albert Fox

 

 

 

 

 

17th November 1904 - Mr Isaac Dalton, eldest son and heir of William Dalton deceased to Mr Samuel Dalton, his younger brother.

Conveyance of freehold lands and Hereditaments at Totley in the County of Derby (Well Bents) Between Isaac Dalton of Gatehouse near Hathersage, farmer of the one part and William Dalton of Hathersage aforesaid, farmer of the other part. Dwelling house known by the name of the Bents with the barn Cowhouse, Stable,Garden orchard and also those two parcels of land adjoining said Dwelling house known by the several names of Well Croft and the Nether Croft. Other lands near Strawberry Lee Road and also Hare Croft.

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Conveyance dated 17 November 1904, parts one and two Conveyance dated 17 November 1904, parts one and two

This Indenture made the seventeenth day of November one thousand nine hundred and four Between Isaac Dalton of Gatehouse near Hathersage in the County of Derby Farmer of the one part and Smuel Dalton of Hathersage aforesaid Farmer of the other part Whereas by an Indenture dated the thirtieth day of July One thousand eight hundred and seventy three and made between Peter Dalton of the one part and William Dalton of the other part for the valuable consideration therein mentioned First All that Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement situate standing and being at or near Totley in the said County of Derby commonly called or known by the name of the Bents with the barn Cowhouse Stable garden orchard and appurtenances thereto belonging And Also All those two closes or parcels of land adjoining to the said Dwellinghouse called or known by the several names of the Well Croft and the Nether Croft containing together by estimation two acres or thereabouts be the same more or less Secondly ALL that Allotment or parcel of land situate in that part of Totley Common called "Bents" Numbered 24 on the Award plan of the Inclosure of lands in the Manor and Township of Totley aforesaid containing eight perches bounded on or towards the East and north by an ancient enclosure on or towards the West by an Allotment numbered 22 awarded unto Offley Shore Esquire and on or towards the South by the Strawberry Lee Road And Also all that other Allotment or parcel of land situate on that part of Totley Common called Hare Croft numbered 65 on the said plan containing one acre three roods and thirty five perches bounded on or towards the north east by an Allotment numbered 77 awarded unto Ann Barker and an Allotment numbered 65 awarded to John Gray Waterfall on or towards the South West by an Allotment numbered 66 awarded to the said Offley Shore Esquire on or towards the north west by the Strawberry Lee Road and on or towards the south east by ancient Inclosures all which said hereditaments and premises were then occupied by John Dalton were conveyed and assured unto and to the use of the said William Dalton his heirs and assigns for ever And Wheras the said William Dalton duly made and executed his last Will and Testament in writing dated the twenty seventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine and after appointing his sons the said Isaac Dalton and Samuel Dalton the Executors of his Will and after giving and bequeathing unto his Son Isaac one hundred pounds and the Farm at Gatehouse in the occupation of William Howe and the plot of ground at Thornhill Moor he bequeathed as follows " I bequeath unto my Son Samuel the farm stock implements and valuation of Shatton Farm and the Farm at Totley Bents" and after bequeathing legacies to his two daughters therein named he proceeded as follows "The income on Farms at Gatehouse and Totley and interest on all other monies shall be granted with unto my Wife Hannah until her death." And Wheras the said William Dalton died on the fifth day of September One thousand eight hundred and ninety leaving the said Isaac Dalton his eldest Son and heir at Law  and his said Will was duly proved by the said Executors on the twenty ninth day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety in the District Registry at Derby of Her then Majesty's High Court of Justice And Wheras the said Hannah Dalton the Widow of the said Testator after the death of her husband entered into possession or receipt of the rents and profits of the said farms so bequeathed as aforesaid until her death herein after recited And Wheras by an Indenture dated the second day of April One thousand eight hundred and ninety one and made between Thomas Vickers and Eliza his Wife of the one part and the said Hannah Dalton of the other part for the valuable consideration therein mentioned the allotment of land hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed was conveyed unto and to the use of the said Hannah Dalton in fee simple And Wheras the said Hannah Dalton died Intestate on the twenty eighth day of November One thousand nine hundred and two leaving the said Isaac Dalton her eldest Son and heir at law her surviving And Wheras the said Isaac Dalton has agreed with the said Samuel Dalton for the sale to him of the said last mentioned allotment of land for the sum of twenty five pounds And Wheras for the purpose of removing any doubts which may have arisen or may arise as to whether the Messuage or dwellinghouse buildings and lands comprised in and conveyed by the hereinbefore recited Indenture of the thirtieth day of July One thousand eight hundred and seventy three passed to and became vested in the said Samuel Dalton under the bequest contained in the Will of the said William Dalton hereinbefore recited the said Isaac Dalton as such heir at law of the said Testator as aforesaid has agreed to make and execute such conveyance thereof as is hereinafter expressed Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement in this behalf and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds before the execution of these presents paid by the said Samuel Dalton to the said

 

[part two]
Isaac Dalton the receipt whereof the said Isaac Dalton doth hereby acknowledge the said Isaac Dalton as beneficial owner hereby conveys unto the said Samuel Dalton All That allotment of land situate on that part of Totley Common in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby called "Well Bents" being allotments numbers 77 containing twenty seven perches or thereabouts bounded on or towards the north east and south east by Allotment number 64 awarded to John Gray Waterfall on or towards the south east by Allotment number 65 awarded to William Dalton and on or towards the north west by Strawberry Lee Road and now or formerly in the occupation of Edward Dalton To Hold the same unto and to the use of the said Samuel Dalton in fee simple And This Indenture Also Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement in this behalf and for the purpose aforesaid and in consideration of the premises the said Isaac Dalton as such heir at law of the said William Dalton as aforesaid and as personal representative of the said William Dalton hereby conveys unto the said Samuel Dalton All and singular the messuage or dwellinghouse buildings and lands and all other hereditaments and premises comprised in and conveyed by the hereinbefore recited Indenture of the thirtieth day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy three and all other lands and hereditaments (if any) forming part of the farm at Totley aforesaid known as Bents with their rights members and appurtenances To Hold the same unto and to the use of the said Samuel Dalton in fee simple In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the above named Isaac Dalton in the presence of

 

[Signed] Samuel H Hallam

47 King Edward Road
South Hackney, London NE
Wesleyan Minister

 

[Signed] Isaac Dalton

 

 

Conveyance dated 17th November 1904, part three Conveyance dated 17th November 1904, part three

Dated 17th November 1904

 

Mr. Isaac Dalton
to
Mr. Samuel Dalton

 

Conveyance of freehold
lands and hereditaments at
Totley in the County of Derby

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th December 1941 - Mr Samuel Dalton, deceased. Re Low Bents Farm, Totley, Derbyshire. ASSENT in favour of Mrs E. A. Dalton.

Scanned: Doc07 - 2 images, transcribed below

Assent, dated 12 December 1941 Assent, dated 12 December 1941

We Elizabeth Ann Dalton of Cliffe House Jaggers Lane Hathersage in the County of Derby Widow and Henry Charles Reed of 14 George Street in the City of Sheffield Solicitor the Personal Representatives of Samuel Dalton late of Cliffe House aforesaid Farmer who died on the third day of May One thousand nine hundred and forty one and whose Will dated the twenty second day of January One thousand nine hundred and thirty nine was proved by us on the twenty fifth day of August One thousand nine hundred and forty one in the Wakefield District Probate Registry do this twelfth day of December One thousand nine hundred and forty one hereby:
1 As Personal Representatives of the said Samuel Dalton deceased assent to the vesting in the said Elizabeth Ann Dalton of Cliffe House aforesaid Widow of All that messuage or farmhouse with all the outbuildings and the several closes of land known as Low Bents situate at Totley in the County of Derby now in the occupation of Mrs [blank] Fox and comprising in the whole Eight acres or thereabouts for all the estate and interest of the said Samuel Dalton at the time of his death
2 Declare that we have not previously hereto given or made any assent or conveyance in respect of any legal estate in the premises
3 Acknowledge the right of the said Elizabeth Ann Dalton to the production of the Probate of the said Will (the possession of which is retained by us) and to delivery of copies thereof 

 

As witness our hands the day and year hereinbefore written

 

Signed by the said Elizabeth Ann Dalton in the presence of
 

[Signed] J R Cook
             The Lady Kaye
             Hathersage
             Bamford

 

[Signed] E. A. Dalton

 

Signed by the said Henry Charles Reed in the presence of

 

[Signed] C Wragg

              Clerk to Messrs Broomhead Wightman and Reeed

              Solrs. Sheffield

 

[Signed] H C Reed


[Reverse]
Dated 12th December 1941

Mr. Samuel Dalton

deceased


Low Bents Farm
Totley Derbyshire

 

Assent
in favour of
Mrs. E.A. Dalton

 

17th November 1950 - Land Registry Search, for Farm, buildings and land, Low Bents, Totley formerly in the County of Derby, but now in the Town and City of Sheffield. Search requested by H. Shelley Barker & Son, Solicitors, 5, East Parade, Sheffield,1. Made to Sheffield Corporation. Certificate issued 29th November 1950.

Names on the request:

Samuel Dalton late of Cliffs House, Lane, Hathersage

Henry Charles Reed of 14, George Street in the City of Sheffield, Solicitor

Elizabeth Ann Dalton late of Cliffs House, Jaggers Lane,

William Wilson of The Farm, Hathersage, Farmer Frank Dalton of Abney Grange, Hathersage, Farmer

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Land Registry Search, 17 November 1950 Land Registry Search, 17 November 1950

 

2nd December 1950 - Letters and receipts to Mr and Mrs W. M. Taylor, Lower Bents Farm, Totley, Sheffield for the purchase of Low Bents, Totley.

Purchase Money due to Executors of Mrs E. A. Dalton deed.

£1000.0.0

£100.0.0 deposit paid

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1951 - Abstract of Probate of the Will of Elizabeth Ann Dalton, Deceased.

Elizabeth Ann Dalton died 28th July 1950.

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Abstract of Probate, 1951 Abstract of Probate, 1951

 

 

Feb/March 1966 - Bundle of letters addressed to:

Bill and Rose (Taylor) ‘ Holmfield’ Prospect Place, Totley Rise, Sheffield.

Re: Proposed drainage from the Grouse Inn, Totley, to land owned by Mr & Mrs W. Taylor. Includes a surveyors plan.

Scanned: Doc02 and Doc03 - 12 images

Surveyor's Plan, 30 December 1965 Surveyor's Plan, 30 December 1965

26th October 1973 - Letter from Sheffield Council to Mr William Montague Taylor of Lower Bents Farm, Penny Lane, Totley.

Notice of public sewers being laid on land occupied by you and certain lands at Lane Head Road, Strawberry Lee Lane and Penny Lane.

NB includes plan of area.

Scanned: Doc01

 

Surveyor's Plan, 26 October 1973 Surveyor's Plan, 26 October 1973

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On Wednesday, 15th December you are invited to a special Christmas meeting looking at Totley's Past in Photographs, accompanied by mince pies and a chance to chat. In Totley Library, beginning at 7.30 p.m. Everyone welcome. To maintain social distancing, numbers may have to be restricted, so if you wish to attend would you please advise us by emailing secretary @totley historygroup.org.uk

 

Our first meeting of the New Year will be on Wednesday, 26th January when we welcome back David Templeman who will focus upon some of Sheffield’s oldest suburbs, in some cases dating back over a thousand years. Exploring familiar places including Attercliffe, Darnall, Heeley, Fulwood, and Crookes, David will guide us through the centuries revealing the interesting origins and fascinating facts behind many of the places that we recognise as household names. The meeting is in Totley Library beginning at 7.30 p.m.

 

On Wednesday 25th February Ian Alcock will tell us about The History of Book-toys: books with movable pages which pop-up, pull-out, slide or otherwise transform into changeable or three-dimensional scenes. Such novelty books date from the 13th century and were initially applied to scholarly works intended for an adult audience. It was not until the 18th century that the same techniques were used on books designed for entertainment, especially for children. The first true children's pop-up books with pictures that can be viewed from a full 360 degrees date only from the early 1930s. Antique and vintage movable books, in good condition, are extremely collectable and can command huge prices. The meeting is in Totley Library, beginning at 7.30pm.

Pauline Burnett's book The Rise of Totley Rise has been revised and updated. It tells the story of this small piece of land from 1875 when there was only a rolling mill and chemical yard alongside the river a mile from Totley, through Victorian and Edwardian times, two world wars and up to the present day. It has 94 pages including a useful index and many illustrations from private collections. The book is available now from Totley Rise Post Office priced at £5, or through our website when an additional charge will be made to cover packing and postage.

A few copies are still available of Sally Goldsmith's book Thirteen Acres: John Ruskin and the Totley Communists. Totley was the site of a utopian scheme funded by art critic and social reformer John Ruskin. In 1877 he bought 13-acre St. George’s Farm so that nine Sheffield working men and their families could work the land and, to keep themselves busy, make boots and shoes. Sally tells an engaging story from our history with a quirky cast of characters including Ruskin himself, the poet and gay rights activist Edward Carpenter and Henry Swan, a cycling, vegetarian artist and Quaker. The book is available to order online from the The Guild of St. George by following this link.

A recently discovered box of WWII correspondence reveals the story of how a small group of ladies from Dore and Totley recruited knitters from the west of Sheffield and how their efforts made them the country's greatest provider of Comforts for the Minesweeping crews of the Royal Navy. The story is told in Knit For Victory, a new book from Totley History Group. Written by Pauline Burnett, it has 82 pages and many illustrations. It is on sale in local shops and via our website.  Further information about the correspondence is in this inside page of our website: Dore & Totley Minesweeping Trawlers Comforts Fund

The story is told in Totley War Memorial WW1 of the ten men from our village who gave their lives in the Great War. Written by Pauline Burnett, Jim Martin and Dorothy Prosser, a chapter is devoted to each of the soldiers with a family tree followed by as much information as could be discovered about the men and their families. There is also information about their military careers and the actions in which they lost their lives. The book has 64 pages and is illustrated throughout with photographs of the men, their families and the houses where they lived.

We are very grateful to Mrs Valerie Taylor of Dore for lending us the title deeds to Lower Bents Farmhouse which is reputed to be the oldest surviving building in the area with a proven history back to 1621. We have now scanned and transcribed the deeds which could be particularly interesting to anyone with a connection to the local Fisher, Dalton and Marshall Families. 

Until 1844, when Dore Christ Church parish was created, Totley township was part of Dronfield parish. We have now transcribed the burial records for former Totley residents at St. John the Baptist, Dronfield for the period 1678-1870 and at St. Swithin, Holmesfield for the period 1766-1901.

Whilst researching the history of the Dalton Family we found it useful to transcribe a number of early Wills and Inventories. These and those of many other Totley, Dore and Holmesfield people dating from between 1594 and 1856 have now been added to our website.

St. Swithin's Church, Holmesfield pre-dates Dore Christ Church and was the place where many of the people from Totley worshipped and were baptised, married and buried. Read the inscriptions on more than 750 gravestones in the churchyard including those of Mr. and Mrs. William Aldam Milner of Totley Hall, Jessie Matilda Tyzack (nee Fisher) of Avenue Farm, and Rev. J. A. Kerfoot of St. John's, Abbeydale.

Thomas Youdan was a music hall proprietor and benefactor who was living at Grove House, Totley in 1867 when he sponsored the first football knockout competition in the world for The Youdan Cup.

The words Millhouses Cricket Club can be seen in the background of team photos which are likely to date from between 1905 and the early 1920s, very probably pre-war. They were lent to us by Garth Inman who can identify his great uncle, Cecil Inman, in some of the photos and would like to know when they were taken and, if possible, the names of others present. Please take a look to see whether you can put names to any of the faces. 

Josiah Hibberd was seriously injured whilst working on the construction of the Totley Tunnel in 1892. He died on 9 May 1897 at the age of 38 having apparently spent most of previous five years in hospital.

Bradway House was built around 1832 by Henry Greaves, a farmer, together with two adjacent cottages. We have traced most of the occupants of the property from these early days up to the start of World War Two.

We have transcribed the baptisms records at St. John the Evangelist, Abbeydale from when the church was consecrated in 1876 until just after the start of World War 1. The records are arranged in alphabetical order based upon the child's name and show the date of baptism, the names of the parents, their home location and occupation.

Nick Kuhn bought an original 1920s poster which had this owners' blind stamp in one corner. The stamp almost certainly refers to a house named Wigmore that was built in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The first occupiers that we can trace are John Howarth Caine, a district mineral agent for the LNER, his wife Florence Jane (nee Prince) and daughter Doris Mary. The Caine family lived at Wigmore until 1936 by which time the house would have been known simply as 12 The Quandrant.

George Griffiths died on 13 December 1888 following an explosion during the sinking of number 3 airshaft at Totley Bents. His widow Florence died shortly afterwards and his two daughters Maud and Annie were adopted separately. Whilst Annie lived the rest of her life in Yorkshire, Maud emigrated to Australia in 1923 with her husband, John Burrows, daughter Margaret and son Jack, pictured above.

George Wainwright was said to have been born in Bamford, Derbyshire in 1714. He learned the trade of linen weaving and moved to Totley after his marriage on 1744. He became an ardent follower of John Wesley who paid many visits to Sheffield and who would have passed through or close to Totley. Preaching was at first conducted out of doors and when Wesley's preachers became harassed by a mob of Totley ruffians in 1760, George offered them safety of his own home. He remained a Methodist for all of his long life, dying in Dore in 1821 at the reputed age of 107.

Oakwood School was started by Mrs Phoebe Holroyd in 1925 initially as the Firth Park Kindergarten and, by 1927, as the Firth Park Preparatory School. Phoebe was still working at the school almost fifty years later when she was well into her seventies. We would like to hear from anyone with memories of the school. 

James Curtis was born at sea aboard HMS Chichester in 1790. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards in Sheffield in 1812 and served in Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular War. He later fought in France and Belgium taking part in the Battle of Waterloo. In later life James lived at the Cricket Inn where his son-in-law William Anthony was the licensed victualler. He died in Heeley in 1882 aged about 91. 

Charles Paul lived in Totley in later life. He was a local historian and archaeologist who was an authority on the history of Sheffield, especially the two areas he knew best: Attercliffe and Ecclesall. His books and letters to local newspapers were published under the Latin form of his name Carolus Paulus.

Towards the end of the 19th century Totley Hall gardens became a well known beauty spot that attracted many hundreds of visitors from Sheffield on open days and the rock gardens became one of its most popular features. Mrs Annie Charlesworth sent us six glass transparencies of the rock gardens taken, we believe, in the early years following the Great War.

Anton Rodgers send us photographs of three water-colours that had been bought by his grandfather at a sale of the contents of Abbeydale Hall in 1919. One was of a scene said to be in York by A. Wilson. A second was of a seated child with a dog believed to be pianted by Juliana Russell (1841-1898). The third was of Lake Como, by Ainslie Hodson Bean (1851-1918) who lived for much of his life on the Riviera and in North Italy.

A Canadian correspondent sent us photographs of a set of silver spoons that were bought in a small town in British Columbia. The case contained a note signed by Ebenezer Hall indicating that they were a wedding gift to Maurice and Fanny Housley. We think we may have traced how they got to Canada and where they might have been since.

Green Oak Park was opened on 23 March 1929 on land that had been bought by Norton District Council from John Thomas Carr, a farmer and smallholder of Mona Villas. In later years, the buildings were used by the Bowling Club (the green having been built in 1956) and by the park keeper. However, the buildings appear to have been constructed in several phases, the oldest of which predates the park to the time when the land was used for pasture.

We believe the old Totley Police Station at 331 Baslow Road was built around 1882. Two lock-up cells were excavated just below floor level in the summer of 1890. We have traced the Derbyshire Constabulary police officers who lived there from John Burford in 1886 to George Thomas Wood who was there when Totley was absorbed into Sheffield in 1934.

David Stanley lived in Totley Rise in the later years of his life. Born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, he joined the 17th Lancers when he was 19 and rode in the Charge of The Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava where he was seriously wounded. For the first reunion of veterans in 1875, he told his story to a reporter from the Buxton Herald.

This picture postcard was addressed to Miss Abell, Holly Dene, Totley Brook Road and posted in Rotherham on 10 December 1907. Edith Annie Abell was born on 4 February 1887 in Sheffield and her family came to live in our area in the 1900s, staying for the rest of their lives.

Charles Herbert Nunn enlisted in the British Army on 23 August 1915 and was sent to France on 18 December 1915 to served with the British Expeditionary Force. In March 1916 it was discovered that he was underage and he was returned home. Shortly after his 18th birthday he re-enlisted and was again posted abroad where, in addition to this trio of medals, he was awarded the Military Medal. 

This certificate was awarded jointly by the Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance to Isaac Henry Williams, of Lemont Road, for his services during WW1 as a stretcher bearer. We are seeking anyone who can help us pass it on to a living relative.

In 1832 Samuel Dean pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of lead from the Totley Rolling Mill and was sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. He sailed on the Mangles and upon arrival in New South Wales he was sent to work for William Cox, the famous English explorer and pioneer. After receiving his Certificate of Freedom in 1840, Samuel became a farmer and went on to have a very large family. Samuel was born in Whitechapel around 1811 to parents Samuel Dean Snr. and Susannah Duck. His descendant Sarah Dean would like help in tracing his ancestry.

Ellen Topham was born in 1889 in Nottingham. Her parents had been living together since 1862 but had never married so it was most unusual that, after their deaths, Ellen was accepted into Cherrytree Orphanage. Even more so since her father, Snowden Topham, had been acquitted somewhat unexpectedly in a widely reported manslaughter trial. Ellen remained at Cherrytree until her death from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 15.

Mabel Wilkes was a resident in Cherrytree Orphanage between 1897 and 1905. Her granddaughter Sally Knights sent us these images of a book presented to Mabel as a prize for her writing. Sally also sent us some personal memories of her grandmother and a photograph of a locket which contains portraits of Mabel and her husband Septimus Gale.

John Henry Manby Keighley was living at Avenue Farm when he enlisted in 1916. He fought in France with the Cheshire Regiment but after home leave in early 1918 he went missing. The Army were unable to determine whether he had deserted or returned to the front and been either killed or captured by the enemy. In August 1919 he was formally presumed killed in action but it appears he did not die but returned home to his family.

Horace Ford was admitted to Cherrytree Orphanage on 26 October 1888 at the age of six. He left at the age of 14 to become an apprentice blacksmith and farrier. Soon after his 18th birthday Horace enlisted in the Imperial Yeomanry to serve his country in the war in South Africa. His letter home to his Orphanage mentor tells of the lucky escape he had in battle.

Pat Skidmore (née Sampy) lived on Totley Brook Road from 1932 to 1948 before her family moved to Main Avenue. In this short article she remembers her time at Totley All Saints School where she was a contemporary of Eric Renshaw and Bob Carr.

As we have nowhere to exhibit memorabilia and artifacts, we have created a Virtual Museum instead. The latest addition to our collection is this double-sided Totley Rise Post Office oval illuminated sign which was on the wall of 67 Baslow Road before the Post Office business transferred to number 71. Please contact us by email if you have things that you own and would like to see added to the virtual museum.

Conway Plumbe was a man of many talents who came to live in Totley Rise around 1912. As a young man he had poems published by Punch magazine and is remembered in modern collections of WW1 poetry. A number of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Academy. An engineering graduate of London University, he joined the Civil Service where he rose to a high level as a factory inspector, publishing two books on the subject and giving a series of talks on workplace health and safety on BBC radio during WW2. In retirement he wrote a philosophical-spiritual work called Release From Time.

Inside Totley Rise Methodist Church there is a Roll of Honour commemorating the soldiers from its congregation who served their king and country during the Great War. For all but one of the 28 names the soldier's regiment is recorded in the next column. The exception is David Cockshott for whom 'killed in action' is written alongside yet he appears on no war memorial in our area and no record of a mortally wounded soldier of that name is to be found. We think we have solved the mystery.

Mrs. Kate Plumbe moved from Mansfield to Totley Rise with a number of her family in 1913 and became closely involved with the Totley Union Church. Her daughter Winifred became a missionary and headmistress in Calcutta for over 38 years following which she returned home to live with her sister Hilda on Furniss Avenue. Hilda had also been a teacher, missionary and, like her mother, a volunteer at St. John's VAD during WW1.

Thomas Glossop was a cutler and razor manufacturer who was well known amongst cricketing and gardening circles. Despite going blind, he was able to continue his hobbies with remarkable success

The Totley Union Cycling Society Prize Giving and Fete was held on the fields near Abbeydale Hall on 18 July 1914. Anne Rafferty and Gordon Wainwright have named some of the people in two wonderful photographs of the event. Can you identify any more for us? 

The Tyzack family are well known in our area for owning iron and steel trades at Walk Mill, Abbeydale Works, Totley Rolling Mill and Totley Forge. This article covers the history of the family from the late 18th century when William Tyzack the founder of the company was born until the early 20th century when Joshua Tyzack farmed at Avenue Farm, Dore.  

Walter Waller Marrison moved to Totley around 1897 with his wife and their two young sons. He was a house builder who constructed properties around Totley Brook and Greenoak before ill health forced him to take up less physically demanding work. In 1904 he took over the tenancy of the grocers and off licence at number 71 Baslow Road. After his death in 1908, his widow Kate and later their eldest son Jack continued to run the business until it was sold in 1934.   

Ron Wijk of Nieuw-Vennep in the Netherlands has sent us two scanned images of drawings of old cottages made by the celebrated Dutch painter, Anton Pieck (1895-1987) simply annotated "Totley", and wondered whether we could identify their locations.

We would like to thank Christopher Rodgers for bringing to our attention this fascinating log of the 85th Sheffield (St. John's and Totley Orphanage) Wolf Cub Pack for 1927-45. The log is published jointly by Sheffield Scout Archives and Totley History Group as a free PDF download. It is illustrated by no fewer than 92 photographs and is supported by a comprehensive index and biographies of some of the main participants.

Following our Open Meeting event on School Days, Roger Hart, Howard Adams and John Timperley have each written to us with their memories of Norwood School, which was located in the rooms attached to the Dore & Totley United Reformed Church on Totley Brook Road. 

On 22nd July 1909 the children of Dore and Totley Schools celebrated by a pageant the union of England under King Ecgbert which took place at Dore in AD 827. The pageant was devised and written by Mrs Sarah Milner and her daughter Marjorie and performed in a field close to Avenue Farm in front of a large audience. Photographs of the event survive together with a fragment of the script.

John Edward Greenwood Pinder had lived all 46 years of his life in Totley but on census night, Sunday 2 April 1911, he was not at home; he was in Derby Gaol serving a sentence of three months hard labour. From the age of 20, John had been in and out of local courts for a series of minor offences including drunkenness, assault, wilful damage and night poaching. Finally he was sent to gaol for cutting down and stealing 86 small trees which he sold in Sheffield market for Christmas.

We have already transcribed the census returns for Totley, Totley Rise and Dore. Now we have transcribed Census Strays. These are people who were born in Totley but are missing from our earlier transcriptions. They may have been living, working or studying elsewhere or just away from home on the night the census was taken. Two people were in prison. Others were in Union Workhouses, hospitals and asylums. Fully indexed strays from the 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses are available now. 

We wish to thank Gillian Walker for allowing us to digitize an archive of material about the 1st Totley Scout Group. Most of the material was collected by Arthur Percival Birley in the period 1949-51 and there are many interesting documents pertaining to the building of the scout hut on Totley Hall Lane. In addition four Newsletters survive, two from the 1940s and two from 1971.

We are grateful to Angela Waite and All Saints' Parish Church for giving us access to baptismal and kindergarten birthday rolls dating from 1926 to 1941. We have transcribed the names, addresses, birthdates and baptismal dates and created an alphabetical index of entries for you to search. 

Edmund Sanderson, a Sheffield estate agent, aquired the land on either side of the old drive to Totley Grove in 1874 and divided it into plots for development. He called it the Totley Brook Estate. But before many houses were built, the estate road was severed in two by the building of the Dore & Chinley Railway line. The eastern end of the road became the cul-de-sac we now call Grove Road

John Roberts was born in Sheffield in 1798. He became a partner in one of the leading silversmiths firms in the city before moving to Abbeydale Park in 1851 and extending the house in Victorian gothic style. He paid for the building of St. John's Church and was believed to dispense more in charity than any other person in the neighbourhood including his protege Ebenezer Hall.

The Coke Family owned the Totley Hall Estate from 1791 to 1881. With the aid of a family tree to guide us, Josie Dunsmore takes us through the story of their tenure. 

When the Rev. D'Ewes Coke inherited the Totley Hall Estate in 1791 it had two farms. Josie Dunsmore tells the story of how the two farms were combined under the tenancy of Peter Flint with the aid of field maps drawn by Flint himself and later by the Fairbanks family.

Do you think you recognize this face? More than sixty photographs of the girls and teachers at Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls in the 1940s were given to Totley History Group by Avril Critchley, who was herself a student at the school. The collection includes fifteen form photographs from June 1949. There would have been a number of girls from the Totley area attending the school in those days.

Christine Weaving tells the story of her 2 x great uncle George Edward Hukin, a Totley razor-grinder, and his life-long friendship with the academic, poet, writer, and free-thinker Edward Carpenter.

Eric Renshaw (pictured here on the right with Bob Carr) grew up and lived in Totley from 1932 to 1960. Many of his memories are of a sporting nature.

We are very grateful to Gordon Grayson for giving us this splendid sale document for the Norton Hall Estates, following the death in 1850 of Samuel Shore. The estates included a large part of Totley and the document has maps and illustrations, plus schedules of land and property with the names of tenants. We have also added a transcription of the entries for Totley and Dore. 

Watch this Youtube video of the talk given by Dr. Mark Frost and Sally Goldsmith on Ruskin, Totley and St. George's Farm. The talk was hosted by Totley History Group on 20th May 2015 as part of the Ruskin in Sheffield programme. Also enjoy a video of the outdoor performance Boots, Fresh Air & Ginger Beer written by Sally.

When Jacqueline A. Gibbons became interested in what made her father tick, it began a journey through WW1 archive records and led to her flying from Toronto to visit the house and village where he lived and the countryside that he so much enjoyed. Jacqueline reminds us that in the early 20th century Sheffield was a driving force of industry and that Totley was the place where many of its remarkable people lived and where they formulated their ideas.

Edgar Wood was the designer of The Dingle, 172 Prospect Road, built in 1904 for Rev. William Blackshaw, the founder of the Croft House Settlement. The house, together with its western terrace and boundary walls, has now been awarded Grade II listed building status. 

What was probably "the most perfect little garden railway in existence" in 1910 was to be found in the grounds of Brook House, Grove Road, the home of its designer and constructor, Guy Mitchell. Look at some wonderful photographs and read reports in newspapers and a full appreciation in Model Railways magazine. 

We have now completed our transcription of Totley School's Admission Records for the period from 1877 to 1914. There is also a useful index to the names of the scholars and to their parents or guardians. We are very grateful to Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library for allowing us to transcribe and publish these records and for permission to reproduce the photograph of a specimen page of the register.

On 8, 9 and 11 November 2014 Totley History Group held an exhibition at Dore & Totley United Reformed Church to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Below are additional links to some of the photographs we were lent and stories we researched especially for the exhibition.

 

Oscar Creswick was a local farmer who served with the Army Service Corps in Salonika and who after the war returned to Totley to become the innkeeper of the Cricket Inn and a member of the village's successful tug of war team.

 

Walter Evans was a market gardener who also ran a small grocery shop on Hillfoot Road when war broke out. He fought with the Machine Gun Corps at the fourth battle of Ypres. After the war, Walter ran a grocers shop at the top of Main Avenue.

 

Fred Cartwright was another Totley soldier who survived the Great War. He fought in France and Belgium and although he wasn't wounded he was gassed and was home on sick leave when his daughter was delivered by Nurse Jessop during a snowstorm in January 1917.

 

Maurice Johnson joined the Yorkshire Dragoons, a territorial unit, on 1 Jan 1914 and so was called up at the very start of the war. He fought throughout the war on the Somme, at Ypres and at Cambrai. After demobilization in 1919 Maurice returned to his old occupation in the steel industry.

 

Bill Glossop lent us a letter written by his father, William Walton Glossop to his wife describing life in the army during training in the north east of England and asking her to keep him in mind with the children.

 

The photo above provides a link to an album of photographs taken of WW1 Hospitals at St. John's, Abbeydale and the Longshaw Estate.

 

Nora Green, of Chapel Lane, was only 14 when war broke out. In 1914 she was ill with diphtheria and was sent to the isolation hospital at Holmley Lane, Dronfield. Nora recovered and wrote a letter of thanks to one of the hospital staff and the reply she received survives. 

 

We have collected together on this page the names of local men who appear on various War Memorials and Rolls of Honour in Totley, Dore, Abbeydale, Norton, Holmesfield and Dronfield.

 

Unfortunately we were unable to identify all the photographs we were lent of Totley Soldiers. Please take a look at this album to see if you recognize any of the missing names.

This walk visits locations that have strong associations with Totley during the First World War. It includes the homes of the ten soldiers from the village who lost their lives, the auxiliary hospitals, war memorials, and even the rifle range on which the soldiers trained. Take a look at the first draft of a new walk by the authors of "Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918"

We wish to thank the Trustees of Cherrytree for giving us permission to publish transcriptions of the Cherrytree Orphanage Admissions Book entries for the years 1866-1929. There is also an alphabetical index for you to look at.

With more people having access to faster broadband and mobile networks, we have uploaded seven full and unedited oral history recordings and also added more short excerpts for you to listen to.

Our transcriptions of local trade directories have been expanded to cover the 95 years from 1837-1932 and have also been indexed. From the days when there were a handful of farmers, stone masons, saw handle makers & scythe grinders to the wonders of the Totley Bridge Garage Company, Betty's Boudoir and The Heatherfield Shopping Centre.

We continue to add to our Totley Newspaper Archive. Recent entries have included several about The Plumbe Family, Thomas Glossop and accidents during the construction of Totley Tunnel.

Totley Church of England Parish Magazines for the years 1922-1939 and 1948-1967 with notices of births, marriages and deaths and accounts of spiritual, educational, charitable and social matters in the village. 

Around 90 photographs taken by Stuart Greenhoff for his thesis A Geographical Study of Dore and Totley including several of Totley Moor Brickworks. Superb!  

Chronologically ordered snippets of information recorded by Brian Edwards during his many years of research into our local history.

Read the inscriptions on more than 700 gravestones in  the churchyard.

 

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