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THE SHEFFIELD & DISTRICT
INCLOSURES

Extracted from "Forgotten Facts in the History of Sheffield"
by Carolus Paulus ~ Published in 1907


List of Local Inclosures

Attercliffe & Darnall, Sheffield, Ecclesall, Brightside and Bradfield inclosures are described below;

Year
Act Passed

District of Inclosure

Acres of land
Inclosed

1767 Anston (North) 1,100
1769 Laughten-en-le-Morthen 1,160
1774 Rawmarsh 1,250
1777 Killamarsh 410
1778 Bolsterstone 3,000
1779 Ecclesall 1,000
1779 Anston (South) 1,685
1781 Stoney Middleton 500
1784 Ecclesfield and Southey 600
1788 Brightside 150
1791 Sheffield 6,000
1795 Eckington 1.070
1795 Barlborough 900
1796 Beighton 600
1797 Dalton 450
1798 Ulley 220
1802 Handsworth 470
1803 Eyam 3,000
1806 Bakewell 2,800
1809 Dronfield and Dore 5,000
1810 Attercliffe and Darnall 285
1811 Langsett 4,000
1812 Brinsworth 245
1812 Bradfield 14,000
1813 Thurgoland 400
1814 Wentworth 260
1814 Wickersley 540
1815 Wisewood 90
1816 Whiston 230
1816 Holmesfield 3,000
1821 Whittington 284
1823 Baslow and Froggatt 3.900
1839 Totley 1,200

The total of lands inclosed in the Manors of Sheffield and Ecclesall, plus the lands enclosed in Brightside and Attercliffe totaled 7,385 acres of common land.  Landed interest was supreme and the people had nowhere to turn.  The principle followed was that unless a person in the parish where land was to be inclosed was possessed of some ancient messuage having rights of common, or was the fortunate owner of freehold land, he could not legally claim any part in the inclosure and he had no rights at all which were, or could be, taken into account.

Parliament had the right to reject any of the Inclosure Acts but didn't.  The excuse made for the inclosures was that in carrying out the beneficial purposes pretended, public utility would be served and that it was to the public advantage, although the promoters took care that the persons benefiting would be the existing land proprietors only.  The poor were fleeced of their immemorial rights and the lands in the hands of the private owner increased in leaps and bounds.

When one considers the excuse made to Parliament and the country for these Inclosure Acts was that private ownership of the great commons would conduce to their proper cultivation and add to the nation's wealth, the question would surely be - in what respect has posterity benefited by the inclosures?  Many of the great tracts, especially those allotted to the Duke of Norfolk are now (in Bradfield in 1906) game preserves, ministering to the pleasures of the rich.

The legislation which permitted these appropriations of the common land was passed by Parliaments of the rich for their own benefit.

Below is an outline of what happened in some of the inclosures in the Sheffield area.
 

Attercliffe & Darnall Inclosures

In the year 1820 Attercliffe was no longer the Attercliffe that had been in existence for hundreds of years.  In that year the Inclosure Act, passed in 1810, was put into effect in Attercliffe.  Not only 100's of acres of common and waste land,  open fields but 4 village greens that had been available to the inhabitants of Attercliffe, were all taken away from them at the stroke of a pen.  In Attercliffe they were also deprived of public footpaths which had been available since people had first settled on the banks of the Don.  Hunter (Hunter's Hallamshire) describes the Attercliffe Enclosure Act as one of the most selfish ever passed, and states that the promoters of it used their powers to the fullest extent.

Attercliffe at this time was mostly rural with about 2.500 inhabitants, who besides tilling their farms, were often engaged in other occupations such as file cutting and blade making etc.  Huntsman, the inventor of cast steel had a furnace on Attercliffe Green at this time, but despite this, Attercliffe was a rural area. 

In the Attercliffe Enclosure Act it stated that the Duke of Norfolk, Gamalial Milner and other large landowners claimed to be the proprietors of the commons.  The claim by these freeholders was totally unfounded and could not be sustained on either legal or moral grounds.  The inhabitants had acquired legal rights of common under the law of the land.  However, when these lands became more valuable because of the growth of population, trade and commerce, the current landholders wanted to inclose and appropriate them.  The landowner could not do this without the consent of every interest which had grown up by custom and lapse of time, so what could not be done by the Lord of the Manor was done by Acts of Parliament

In the Preamble to the act it is stated  "......are proprietors of the said Commons wastes and open fields and it would be of advantage to them if the same were divided and specific parts thereof allotted to them and the other persons interested but the beneficial purpose cannot be effected without the aid and authority of Parliament.Unfortunately it was never stated what the beneficial purposes were.  This was quite a large Act and so only a few of the more salient points are briefly listed below:

If anybody is interested there is a table, showing who received an allotment in some of the enclosure areas and who didn't, at the end of this document.
 

Sheffield Inclosures

An Act of Parliament in 1791, allowing the inclosure of  "several commons  and waste grounds, common fields and mesne enclosures within the Manor of Sheffield", encompassed more than 6,000 acres.  The largest enclose in the area apart from Bradfield.

This Act stated that the Duke of Norfolk was Lord of the Manor of Sheffield and as such the owner of the land to be inclosed.  The Duke of Norfolk was also stated to be entitled to all the tythes and two thirds of the small tythes of the districts of Nether Hallam and Upper Hallam.  James Wilkinson, Vicar of Sheffield, was entitled to the remainder of the small tythes.  In return, the 4 a year taken from the inhabitants, entitling them to rights of common, wood and waste, was to be abolished and the Duke of Norfolk would be entitled to an adequate allotment of common and waste to, as compensation.

The following grounds were given to justify the inclosures:

"And whereas the said commons and waste grounds are in their present state capable of improvement, and a division and inclosures of the same between the several owners interested therein according to their respective rights and interests would be of manifest advantage to them, but such division cannot be effectually established without an Act of Parliament"

The act was duly passed and the Commissioners appointed to carry out the allotment of the commons had the following powers.

The poor of Sheffield were not forgotten - they were allotted the handsome portion of two acres!

The clerical and lay (the tythe owners) had taken 238 acres, with the material advantages following their possession.

The general situation of the waste lands may be gathered from the names of some of the roads which were to be set out over the new inclosures - Fulwood Head Road, Lodge Moor Road, Rivelin Mill Road, Broad Lane Road, Crookes Road, Rivelin Bridge Road, Walkley Road, Newfield Green Road, Rowel Bridge Road and Malin Bridge Road.

The inclosures took away quite a number of village green from the poor inhabitants and appropriated them to the use of the landed classes, e.g. Brookhouse Green (Fulwood), Heeley Green, Newfield Green, Owlerton Green and Rivelin Green.
 

Ecclesall Inclosures

In the Manor of Ecclesall about 1,000 acres of Common land was lost by an Act in 1779.  The Earl of Surrey was entitled to all the tythes and two thirds of the small tythes arising out of such lands in Ecclesall that lay on both the north and south side of the rivulet Porter Brook.  Andrew Wilkinson, Bethiah Jessop, Philip Gell, John Gell, Mary Catherine Gell and Mary Gell were entitled to the other third part of the tythes for the land lying on the south side of Porter Brook and James Wilkinson, as Vicar of the Parish Church at Sheffield, was entitled to the remainder of the small tythes on both sides of the Brook

Commissioners were appointed to divide and allot the 1,000 acres, as follows:

The Act contained the usual clause providing that all encroachments of land on the commons within 40 years should be surrendered and dealt with accordingly.

The encroachments that were excused by the Act were a school and workhouse that had been erected on Sharrow Moor, a boy's charity school on Crookes Moor and part of a wheel pond belonging to the Earl of Surrey.  An encroachment by the Lord of the Manor of Sheffield onto the north side  (Ecclesall side), where he had built a dam, was also excused.

The streets in the vicinity of Sheffield Moor were largely reminiscent of the Inclosure Act - many of them were set out by the Commissioners.  For instance, Carver Street, Rockingham Street, Bright Street, Earl Street, Alsop Lane, Jessop Street, Tudor Street, Duke Street (later Matilda Street), Cumberland Street, Bishop Street, Button Lane and Porter Lane, were all inclosure roads formed at this time out of what was then called Little Sheffield Moor.

Other new roads indicate the localities where inclosure took place, it being necessary to make new roads to give access to the owners of the new allotments - Fulwood Road, Clarkehouse Road, Manchester Turnpike Road, Whirlow Road, Ecclesall Wood Road, Dead Lane, Button Hill Road, Cherrytree Hill Road, Tapton Hill Road, Broomhill Bridle Road (also known as Truelove's gutter), Whiteley Wood Road, Greystones Road, High Storrs Road, Ranmoor Road, Dobbing Hill Road, Little Common Road, Holt House Road, Brincliffe Road and Machon Bank Road.
 

Brightside Inclosures

The Brightside Inclosure Act was passed in 1778 and applied to only 150 acres.  The common lands inclosed were at the Burton Weir end of Brightside Lane, on each side of Barnsley Road, near the Brushstones, Norwood, The Hills, Osgathorpe;  the Assembly Green in the Wicker, the whole of Pitsmoor and Grimesthorpe Green.

Appointed Commissioners were empowered to:

The Brightside Act differed from the other local inclosure Acts as the right to minerals went with the lands to be enclosed.

The Act provided that persons who had encroached on the commons within the last 30 years should surrender any land to the Commissioners and that they be deemed part of the lands to be inclosed.

At the time the Act was passed there existed a large green in the Wicker called Assembly Green and this was of quite a large area, covering about 5 - 6 acres.  Brunswick Road, Johnson Street, Stanley Street, Walker Street and Wicker Lane now (in 1907) occupy the site of the old green.  The then Duke of Norfolk had appropriated part of the green and put up certain buildings and this was an encroachment of the common land.  However, the Duke's encroachment was excepted by the Act.

The surrender clause was common to all the five inclosures.  The Lord of the Manor was excused his encroachments in three of them.
 

Bradfield Inclosure

In 1801 the Act of Inclosure of the commons, moors, wastes and uninclosed lands referred to more than 14,000 acres of land.

The Act further stated that the Duke of Norfolk was Lord of the Manor and that Sir Sitwell Sitwell, James Dixon, the then Vicar of Ecclesfield; Thomas Newton, the then curate of Bradfield, and one John Spooner of Walkely, were entitled, in certain defined proportions, to the tithes arising out of the old and new enclosures.

It also stated that John Worrall, Edward Appleyard, Robert Briggs, John Kaye, John Booth, William Carlisle, the Reverend Charles Hope and the Reverend Joseph Hall along with several other persons, were the proprietors of the said uninclosed lands, and it would be of advantage to them if the same were divided amongst them in proportion to their respective rights.

Again, this claim of ownership does not appear to rest on the slightest legal foundation.

The commissioners were charged with the task of allotting lands and to sell part wherewith to pay the expenses of the inclosure.  A certain Mr. Rimington of Broomhead Hall became the purchaser of 640 acres of common land, a sum less than 15 shillings per acre.

The commons were divided as follows:

There was the usual clause in the Act providing that all persons who had encroached on the common lands within the last 30 years should surrender any land thus acquired for division under the Act.

However, certain encroachments admitted to have been made by the Duke of Norfolk were expressly excepted from this provision.  The Duke was further favoured by the following:

The Commissioner was directed by the Act "to set out at least two good roads across the rest of the commons to the land directed to be allotted to him (i.e. the 7,000 acres) and one of the roads was t o be set out from a place called Moscar Cross to a place called Lost Lad, being the most eligible direction for a road between Sheffield and Glossop Dale, and the cost of its maintenance thereafter was to be placed upon the inhabitants of such district, hamlet or division as the said road should run through.
 

Inclosure Awards

The table below shows who was awarded land and how much, in the inclosures.  I haven't included the plot numbers of the land awarded but if anybody is interested I will supply them. 

Granted to Where Acres Rods Poles Purchase
Price
             s   d
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 2 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 25 -
Ellen Greaves Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 24 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 5 -
Geo. Bustard Greaves Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 2 28 -
Geo. Bustard Greaves Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 2 14 101.0.0.
 Reserved for public watering place Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 22 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 1 11 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 2 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 37 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe, Oaks Green 2 1 20 -
Edward Hanson Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 9 -
Edward Hanson Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 3 10 -
Rev. Thos. Radford Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 9 14.10.0.
Rev. Thos. Radford Attercliffe, Oaks Green 0 0 39 -
Thos. Sorby Attercliffe Green 0 0 1 -
Rd. Swallow Attercliffe Green 0 0 10 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 18 -
J. Hawkesworth Attercliffe Green 0 0 10 14.8.0
Chas. Bower Attercliffe Green 0 0 13 24.0.0
Wm. Hartopp Attercliffe Green 0 0 5 -
Jas. Haywood Attercliffe Green 0 1 32 -
Thos. Vickers Attercliffe Green 0 0 25 39.15.0
Town School Attercliffe Green 0 1 10 -
Jas. Haywood Attercliffe Green 0 0 8 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 6 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 1 -
Gamalial Milner Attercliffe Green 0 1 15 100.0.0
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 17 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 1 -
Thos. Bamforth Attercliffe Green 0 0 25 -
Thos. Rawson Attercliffe Green 0 0 21 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 5 -
John Huntsman Attercliffe Green 0 0 29 -
12 Capital Burgesses Attercliffe Green 0 0 14 -
John Shaw Attercliffe Green 0 0 9 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 17 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 20 -
John Barlow Attercliffe Green 0 0 8 -
Mary Weightman Attercliffe Green 0 0 23 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Green 0 0 39 -
William Green Attercliffe Green 0 0 8 -
John Fox Attercliffe Green 0 0 14 -
Rebecca Heppenstall Attercliffe Green 0 0 12 -
Gamalial Milner Attercliffe Green 0 2 39 -
Jane Wainwright Attercliffe Green 0 0 11 -
Joseph Johnson Attercliffe Green 0 0 12 -
Wm. Bramall Attercliffe Green 0 0 6 -
Thos. Sorby Attercliffe Green 0 0 12 -
John Hutchinson Attercliffe Common 0 0 4 -
Thos. Bamforth Attercliffe Common 0 0 4 -
Thos. Greaves Attercliffe Common 0 0 14 -
Thos. Greaves Attercliffe Common 0 0 12 -
Overseers of the Poor Attercliffe Common 0 0 18 -
Jane Outram Attercliffe Common 0 0 6 -
Benjamin Gilley Attercliffe Common 0 1 9 -
Geo. Fieldsend Attercliffe Common 0 1 5 -
Burial Ground Hill Top Attercliffe Common 1 2 0 -
Geo. Fieldsend Attercliffe Common 1 0 24 78.15.0
Geo. Fieldsend Attercliffe Common 0 0 9 -
James Hill Attercliffe Common 1 3 3 126.0.0
James Hill Attercliffe Common 2 2 29 180.7.0
James Hill Attercliffe Common 0 0 39 -
James Hill Attercliffe Common 0 1 16 -
Wm. Lambert Attercliffe Common 0 3 7 -
Samuel Ashforth Attercliffe Common 1 0 27 -
Edward Hinde Attercliffe Common 0 0 37 -
Hy. Puncheon Attercliffe Common 0 2 25 -
Joseph Ward Attercliffe Common 0 2 23 -
Jno. Shemeld Attercliffe Common 0 2 12 -
John Toothill Attercliffe Common 0 0 26 -
Wm. Bramall Attercliffe Common 0 2 14 -
John Bamforth Attercliffe Common 0 2 6 -
Thos. Greaves Attercliffe Common 0 1 32 -
John Johnson Attercliffe Common 0 2 29 -
John Johnson Attercliffe Common 0 2 19 44.2.0.
Henry Sorby Attercliffe Common 1 2 16 107.2.0.
Henry Sorby Attercliffe Common    1 2 16 -
John Cousins Attercliffe Common 0 2 17 -
Wm. Hyde Attercliffe Common 0 1 39 -
Rebecca Heppenstall Attercliffe Common 0 2 5 -
Thos. Sorby Attercliffe Common 0 1 39 -
Thos. Rawson Attercliffe Common 0 0 21 -
Joseph Bailey Attercliffe Common 0 1 0 -
Thos. Beardsall Attercliffe Common 0 0 27 -
Trustees of Grimes-Thorpe School Attercliffe Common 0 0 26 -
Lucy Southern Attercliffe Common 8 1 34 -
Lucy Southern Attercliffe Common 0 0 35 -
Lucy Southern Attercliffe Common 0 2 14 -
B. J. Wake Attercliffe Common 4 0 9 341.5.0
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Common 4 1 28 -
John Hunstman Attercliffe Common 1 0 27 -
John Deakin Attercliffe Common 2 0 16 -
David Deakin Attercliffe Common 0 0 28 21.0.0.
David Deakin Attercliffe Common 0 2 6 -
Robert Deakin Attercliffe Common 1 0 1 -
William Deakin Attercliffe Common 3 0 0 -
William Deakin Attercliffe Common 0 1 4 15.0.0.
Samuel Staniforth Attercliffe Common 5 1 18 -
Samuel Staniforth Attercliffe Common 0 1 26 29.0.0.
Joseph Read Attercliffe Common 1 2 23 -
Joseph Read Attercliffe Common 0 1 4 16.0.0.
Geo. Bustard Greaves Attercliffe Common 0 0 24 -
Ellen Greaves Attercliffe Common 5 1 3 -
John Shaw Attercliffe Common 3 2 0 -
John Shaw Attercliffe Common 3 3 27 -
Jno. Cooke Attercliffe Common 0 0 37 -
Francis Spencer Attercliffe Common 1 1 15 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Common 7 0 3 -
John Hutchinson Attercliffe Common 1 0 16 -
John Hutchinson Attercliffe Common 0 2 25 -
William Oakes Attercliffe Common 0 0 32 -
12 Capital Burgesses Attercliffe Common 6 0 14 -
Edmund Swift Attercliffe Common 1 0 32 -
Samuel Fox Attercliffe Common 1 1 17 -
John Barlow Attercliffe Common 1 0 9 -
John Barlow Attercliffe Common 0 2 19 -
John Hutchinson Attercliffe Common 1 1 2 -
Joseph Johnson Attercliffe Common 2 1 13 -
Joseph Turner Attercliffe Common 0 1 9 -
Geo. Hutchinson Attercliffe Common 1 0 8 -
Booth and Co. Attercliffe Common 0 0 28 -
Quarry (public) Attercliffe Common 0 3 7 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Common 30 1 5 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Common 11 2 21 -
Rd. Swallow Attercliffe Common 4 3 2 -
Thos. Milne Attercliffe Common 0 0 2 -
John Green Attercliffe Common 0 1 0 -
Wm. Oakes Attercliffe Common 0 1 6 -
Attercliffe Methodist Chapel Attercliffe Common 0 0 15 -
Thos. Holy Attercliffe Common 0 1 5 -
Peter Tyron Attercliffe Common 0 0 11 -
Littlewood & Co Attercliffe Common 0 2 7 -
12 Capital Burgesses Attercliffe Common 0 0 13 -
Benj. Gilley Attercliffe Common 0 3 3 -
12 Capital Burgesses Attercliffe Common 0 0 2 -
Earl Fitzwilliam Attercliffe Common 0 1 13 -
John Beldon Attercliffe Common 0 0 9 -
John Fox Attercliffe Common 0 0 28 -
Jas. Johnson Attercliffe Common 0 0 24 -
Joseph Clay Attercliffe Common 0 1 9 -
Jane Outram Attercliffe Common 0 2 1 -
Jas. Richardson Attercliffe Common 1 0 22 -
Philip Whitham Attercliffe Common 0 1 8 -
Ebenezer Brooks Attercliffe Common 1 1 26 -
Jane Wainwright Attercliffe Common 0 3 29 -
Geo. Twigg Attercliffe Common 1 3 30 -
Gamalial Milner Attercliffe Common 2 1 0 -
Gamalial Milner Attercliffe Common 1 3 10 -
12 Capital Burgesses Attercliffe Common 0 0 2 -
Gamalial Milner Attercliffe Common 0 0 1 -
Joseph Johnson Attercliffe Common 0 0 1 -
Earl Fitzwilliam Attercliffe Common 0 0 17 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Common 2 3 16 -
Duke of Norfolk Attercliffe Common 0 0 6 -
John Honfrey Attercliffe Common 0 0 8 -
Samuel Glave Attercliffe Common 0 0 10 9.9.0.
Rd. Wake Attercliffe Common 0 0 3 -
Samuel Glave Attercliffe Common 0 0 2 -
John Fox Attercliffe Common 0 0 28 -
Thos. Fawley Attercliffe Common 0 0 2 -
Wm. Hartop Attercliffe Common 0 0 13 -
John Honfrey Attercliffe Common 0 1 16 -
Wm. Abdy Attercliffe Common 0 0 37 -
Joseph Parker Attercliffe Common 0 0 38 -
Peter Blakeley Attercliffe Common 0 0 13 -
Overseers of poor Attercliffe Common 0 0 6 -
Benjamin Gilley Attercliffe Common 0 0 12 -
Wm. Green Attercliffe Common 0 0 26 -
Earl Fitzwilliam Attercliffe Common 1 0 36 -
Watering place (public) Attercliffe Common 0 1 21 -
S. Staniforth Darnall, Owler Greave 0 0 3 -
E.P. Walker Darnall, Owler Greave 0 0 13 -
Michael Barston Darnall, Owler Greave 1 1 33 -
John Smilter Darnall, Owler Greave 1 1 35 -
S. Staniforth Darnall, Owler Greave 1 2 10 -
Joseph Cardwell Darnall, Owler Greave 0 0 36 -
Samuel Staniforth Darnall, Owler Greave 0 1 12 -
J. Oddy Darnall, Owler Greave 0 2 7 -
John Young Darnall, Owler Greave 0 1 35 -
S. Staniforth Darnall, Owler Greave 0 0 13 -
Joseph Cardwell Darnall, Owler Greave 0 0 32 -
John Hutchinson Darnall, Owler Greave 0 0 8 -
Surveyor of Highways Darnall, Owler Greave 0 0 19 -
Public Stone quarry Darnall Green 0 1 17 -
Earl Fitzwilliam  Darnall Green 0 1 20 -
 John Scholey Darnall Green 0 0 27 -
Michael Barlow Darnall Green 0 0 5 -
Earl Fitzwilliam Darnall Green 0 1 20 -
John Scholey Darnall Green 0 0 4 -
John Hutchinson Darnall Green 0 0 8 -
J and J Hawksley Darnall Green 0 0 7 -
John Shaw Darnall Green 0 0 21 -
John Pitt Darnall Green 0 0 16 -
John Reaney Darnall Green 0 0 7 -
John Hoult Darnall Green 0 0 1 -
Paul Champion Darnall Green 0 0 25 -
Overseers of the Poor Darnall Green 0 0 29 -
Thos. Wright Darnall Green 0 0 1 -
Geo. Handley Darnall Green 0 0 31 -
Thos. Bamforth Darnall Green 0 0 32 -
Wm. Cawthorne Darnall Green 0 0 8 -
Francis Hallam Darnall Green 0 0 4 -
Geo. Handley Darnall Green 0 0 8 -
Jno. Innocent Darnall Green 0 0 1 -
Joseph Jones Darnall Green 0 0 8 -
Thos. Wright Darnall Green 0 0 18 -
John Pitt Darnall Green 0 0 19 -
Samuel Staniforth Darnall Green 0 0 7 -
Joseph Jones Darnall Green 0 0 5 -
Geo. Reaney Darnall Green 0 0 1 -
 S. Staniforth Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 4 -
S. Staniforth Darnall Lesser Green 0 2 28 -
E. P. Walker Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 16 -
12 Capital Burgesses Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 16 -
E. P. Walker Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 9 -
12 Capital Burgesses Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 7 -
Edward  Farron Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 3 -
12 Capital Burgesses Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 7 -
Edward Swift Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 2 -
Jas. Richardson Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 2 -
Gamaliel Miller Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 7 -
Edward Farron Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 7 -
Thos Sorsby Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 14 -
Wm. Deakin Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 8 -
Thos. Rodgers Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 10 -
Thos. Rodgers Darnall Lesser Green 0 0 38 -
12 Capital Burgesses Darnall Lesser Green 0 1 36 -
 Staniforth & Young Darnall Common 0 0 14 -
S. Staniforth Darnall Common 0 0 12 -
Watering place (public) Darnall Common 0 0 23 -
Frances Spencer Darnall Common 0 1 14 -
Frances Spencer Darnall Common 0 0 4 -
Frances Spencer Darnall Common 0 1 5 -
Frances Spencer Darnall Common 0 1 10 -
Joseph Jones Darnall Common 0 1 11 -
Frances Spencer Darnall Common 0 3 16 -
Thos. Ibbotson Darnall Common 0 3 9 -
Thos. Ibbotson Darnall Common 0 2 29 -
Francis Spencer Darnall Common 0 0 36 -
Samuel Staniforth Darnall Common 2 0 15 -
Geo. Steer Darnall Common 0 0 27 -
Francis Spencer Darnall Common 1 1 0 -
Thos. Jeffcock Darnall Common 0 1 34 -
S. Staniforth Darnall Common 1 2 24 -
Thos. Bashforth Darnall Common 1 1 17 -
Thos. Bashforth Darnall Common 1 2 13 -
 James Richardson Darnall Common 1 3 32 107.0.0
James Richardson Darnall Common - - - -
James Richardson Darnall Common 1 3 30 274.0.0
James Richardson Darnall Common 1 0 28 -
James Richardson Darnall Common 0 1 2 -
12 Capital Burgesses Darnall Common 0 2 0 -
E. P. Walker Darnall Common 1 10 18 -
12 Capital Burgesses Darnall Common 0 0 29 -
12 Capital Burgesses Darnall Common 0 0 26 -
S. Staniforth Darnall Common 0 0 34 -
John Beldon Darnall Common 0 0 18 16.0.0
John Beldon Darnall Common 0 1 31 -
Joseph Beldon  Darnall Common 0 0 16 -
John Beldon Darnall Common 0 0 32 13.3.9.
John Beldon Darnall Common 0 0 11 4.0.0
Wm. Binks Darnall Common 1 1 3 -
Wm. Binks Darnall Common 2 0 10 116.0.0
John Sorby Darnall Common 0 0 31 7.16.0
George Steer Darnall Common 0 3 20 -
George Steer Darnall Common 0 1 18 -
 Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 156 1 21 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 43 2 19 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 17 2 2 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 2 1 3 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 23 3 6 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 28 2 14 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 60 0 0 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 23 3 5 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 98 3 15 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 73 0 0 -
Duke of Norfolk Sheffield 783 2 17 -
Vicar of Sheffield and Mr Gell Sheffield 42 3 0 -
Vicar of Sheffield Sheffield 39 1 13 -
Duke of Norfolk Ecclesall 105 3 25 -
Duke of Norfolk Ecclesall 2 0 19 -
James Wilkinson, Vicar of Sheffield Ecclesall 121 3 7 -
Andrew Wilkinson, Philip Gell,
Bethiah Jessop, etc.
Ecclesall 80 0 2 -
Andrew Wilkinson, Philip Gell,
Bethiah Jessop, etc.
Ecclesall 5 3 7 -
Andrew Wilkinson, Philip Gell,
Bethiah Jessop, etc.
Ecclesall 68 3 5 -
Earl Fitzwilliam Ecclesall 82 1 0 -

[Courtesy of: Ann Halford]
 

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