AD 1600 - 1699

Date Details Ref.
Date Details Ref.
Hare & Hounds built according to CCSA Survey 720.942 74SQ
Robert Hattersley buried 13th December
1601-1665 9 deeds relating to Estate at Totley - Coke. Named in index in bundles of correspondance. Mat. Lib.
1883 Box L3
1602 14 April. Conveyance from Earl of Shrewsbury to the Earl's servants of land at Totley.
Catalogue of Arundel MSS.
SARC. SD. 152
  24 April. Robert Calton will (needs translating) LJRO.
  Jan. Gertrude daughter of Robert Newbould of Totley baptised.
Robert son of " " " "
March. Thos. Dalton the younger of Totley buried.
Dronfield PRs.
  Thos. Gregory smelter of Totley (Fayles Farm?) Close at Field End. Inventory & Will. LJRO.
1602/03 4 March. Gervase Strelley conveyed to John Bullock of Darley and his son, also John of Norton, messuages ……..and Strawberry Lee Grange. To be redeemable on payment of £200 within a stated period. DAJ. 1967 p.90
1602/03 14 March. An Indenture between George Newbould of Unthank, yeoman and Philip Gill of Lightwood. Doesn't refer to Totley but is it a Totley George? DAJ. Vol 23
27 Feb. (or March) Thos. Calton the younger buried
" " " Will & Inventory
Dronfield PRs.
1602 William Ruddiard (Rudyard?) of Strawberry Lee buried 13th November DRPR
1603/4 Arthur Barker of Totley buried 2nd January Dr. PRs.
George NEWBOULD in terris xls ijs viijd

For Kynwaldemarshe (Killamarsh), Totley, Dower (Dore)

Those relating to Totley appear to be:
Thos, CALTON in bonis iijli iijs
Robert NEWBOLDE in bonis iijli iijs
Edward BARKER gent in terris xli xiijs iiijd
Anthony BRIGHT in bonis vjli vjs
Robert BRIGHT in terris xxs xvjd
Thomas RAWORTHE in terris xxs xvjd

DAJ. Vol. 44
1603 6 Jan. Alice Barker of Dore buried.  
1604 A rent roll of Lord Shrewsbury for 1604 is in Derby Library.
Trusley Calendar 15001- 15933 Private Estate Management Rentals p.307
Derby Lib.
  May. Agnes wife of Thomas FFEYLE of Totley buried Dr. PRs.
1605 Feb. Thomas FFEYLE was "drownded". Dr. PRs.
  Sept. Elizabeth daughter of Thos. SWIFT (?) of Totley born " "
  Dec. Will of Robert BAGSHAWE (Dronfield?) LJRO.
1606 Anthony son of Thos. FFEYLE (?) of Totley baptised.
Frances daughter of Robt. FFEYLE baptised
Dr. PR.
1607 Ann daughter of Robert GREAVES of Totley baptised.
Hellen Woodhouse of Totley buried.
Dr. PR.
  NOTE JAN, FEB for 1607 MISSING  
1608 Will of Henry YELLOT, husbandman of Totley.
Photocopy & printed transcription. (see inventory 1618).
Will mentions; Margaret & Marie BROWNE grandchildren
Hugh, Henry, James YELLOT, sons.
Maude YELLOT, wife.
William TOWNSENDE with G.B. and R. S. witnesses.
1608 or 1589 TOTLEY MILL was leased to Rowland EYRE for 21 years at 8 pence per annum plus one gelding in return for the termination of his claim to Barlow Mill Ch. Lib. Kiernon's Lead Industry.
1608 John TAYLOR of Totley buried 17th May DR. PR.
1609 Robert WHYTE of Great Longstone, lead miner had lead smelted for him at Adam EYRE's mill in Totley (Longstone Local History Group Newsletter no. 5 Autumn 1994 - M. L. Stewart) BRED
1609 An infant of Robert DALTON of Totley buried.
Ales (Alice) daughter of YELLOT of Totley baptised
Dr. PR.
1609-1701 Deeds relating to Estate at Totley mentioned MPRO. 1883/L3 (Coke)
1610 Sale of Hy. YELLOT, yeoman, Jas. his son and heir, to Thos. EYRE of Hassop of several closes in Totley for £100. 23 July 8 James I - details in possession of Mrs. Coke at Pinxton in large chest in undercroft of hall. Derby Lib. 17056.
c.1610 - 1687 Robert ASHTON son of Robert ASHTON of Stoney Middleton and Elizabeth FAYLES? of Totley. DAJ. Bakewell Lib.
1611 James SWIFT of Southwark, collar maker left £3 to be distributed among the poor of the Parish at Feast of St. David & St. James for ever. Board in Dore Infant School
1612 First known use of the Wash (or Hall's House) as smelting mill
" " " Bradway or Gill's House " "
1 October. Memorandum of Proceedings in action for trespass on the case:
Thomas Hall and Leonard Gill V. Edward Outram.
Recites that TH. and LG. on 1 Oct 1612 possessed a smelting mill and parcel called The Wash in Totley and that the watercourse to the mill flowed through land of EO. in Bradway, where on 20 Sep 1613 he erected a weir 20ft long and 3ft high and a smelting mill with floodgates whereby plaintiffs sustained £40 damages between 20 Sept. 1613 and 20 Oct. 1614. Trinity 1615 DDP 109/1 Derbyshire Misc. Deeds.
Portland Estate Muniments, Nottingham PRO. Index to this collection in Sheff. Lib.
However, the plaintiffs and others took reprisals in Oct 1613, had broken new dam and turned back watercourse.
See also 1561 & 1388 cards. See also details of Gill Family
Matlock Lib. Kiernon 622.344
Lead Industry"

SCL CM 1686
  Between 1604 and 1615 George, Edward and Philip Gill of Norton built a lead mill at Dowell Holme in Bradway, land which has not been identified. This mill could have been on the Bradway side of either the Totley Brook or the Sheaf and has not been proved to to have occupied either of the other sites in Totley. David Crossley "Water Power of Sheffield Rivers".
1612 7th Aug. Richard Ffayles of Totley buried DRPR.
1613 Catalogue of Arundel Castle Manuscripts.
Rental of Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury of land at Totley. (seen but unintelligible to me)
For Half Year Lady Day.
William Ward, a tenament in lease £4. 5s. 0d.
Thom. Calton and Godfrey Calton £12
John Oates, a milne 50s.
Godfrey Calton, a tenament in lease 34s. 4d.
Robert Calton, " " 30s.
Godfrey Green " " £3. 0s. 6d.
John Morton " " 20s.
? ? " " 10s.

Seen but difficult to read in "Secretary's" hand.
SLIB. S120
1613 19th April. Widow FFAYLES of Totley buried DRPR
  Aug. Marmaduke HOULT married Ann TOTLEY Chesterfield PR. SLIB.
1614 Henry son of Robert GREAVES baptised
Marie BATTY of Totley buried
1615/6 Ould (old) Lee wife (?) buried 31st January DRPR
1615 Francis FOX of BOLEHILL, husbandman - Inventory
In 1615 supported family by farming & part -time employment. At time of his death he had a stack of wool and yarn ready for spinning, 2 pokes and five ore bags for carrying lead. Where did he live at Bole Hill?
1615 Robert HATTERSLEY (Totley?) Will. LJRO.
1615 18 Sept. Robert BRIGHT (Totley?) Will LJRO.
  Jan. ould (old) Alice HOLMEof Totley buried. Dronfield.


24 Feb. Peter MATTEWMAN late of Totley, Will & Inventory.
Witnesses: Adam HAWKSWORTH, Robert DALTON, John MORTON, Robert BRIGHT Mentions also George HILL.
Debts owing to be paid to Peter by Humphrey (?) FOLJAMBE, William WORRAL, John DUN, Henry YELLOT.

1616 21 June. Edward BARKER the elder, Will LJRO
1616 NETHER MILL or BURTON'S HOUSE Dore (Edward BARKER) first mentioned as Smelting Mill. MPRO
1616 UPPER MILL (lead smelting) first mentioned Dore Town End,
John WARD of Dore occupier, had 2 pickes, 2 wegges, 1 axe, 1 shovel, 1 sieve, 2 corves and 1 pitt rope - Inventory 1616
MPRO. Kiernon.

1616/17 Christopher GREEN of Totley, husbandman, Will & Inventory:
Had Certain Towe and Yearne 2s.
8yds. Harden Clothe 5s. 4d.
3yds. Russet Clothe 6s.
10 pounds of Wool 5s.
1616/17 12 March. Robert HATTERSLEY (Totley?) Will LJRO
1617 17 July. Robert CALTON Will, buried 13th April LJRO + DRPR
1617 John RAWORTH owned with John WARD of Dore the UPPER SMELTING MILL on the Redcar Brook LJRO. B/C/11
1617 Edward BARKER gent. Married Dionis FANSHAWE Dronfield PR.
1617 First use of BARBROOK SMELTING MILL. "
1618 30 June. Will of Edward FISHER gentleman LJRO
1618 Inventory of Henry YELLOT yeoman mentions survey by Robert SKARGELL, Robert BRIGHT, George BROWNE, Thurstan GREAVES.
See will & inventory in "Sick in Body". See also year 1608.
1618 Will of Henry YELLOT (son of above?) LJRO
1618 Thomas SWIFTE buried 1st May DRPR
1619 Thomas CALTON mentioned as yeoman of Dronfield in Bagshawe Deeds (Eyre) SARC.
1619 George WARDE of Bradfield and alice BRIGHT of Totley married at Bradfield
YorkArchSocJournal Vol. 14 p.497
SH. Lib.
1619 22 May. Anthony BRIGHT's Will Dronfield? LJRO
1620 22 May. Henry son of James MILLWARD of WALKE MILNE buried Norton Church. Norton PR.
  14 March. Anna daughter of Thomas NORTH buried Norton Church "
1620s. Recorded payments from GILL to PEMBROKE for OLD HAY MILL. Bright's Papers BrP201. SARC.
1621 Deeds available at Lower Bents Farm, Penny Lane for the property.
Reference to 26 March 1621: John PRIEST of Totley , milstone maker and Ralph WOODUS of Holmesfield, husbandman on one part and John RAWORTH of Dore, yeoman on the second. Whereby John and Ralph had £12 paid to them by John RAWORTH, did grant to him all that messuage or dwelling house in or near Totley called commonly by the name of the BENTS with the barn building, garden and orchard and easements and all those 2 crofts or parcels of ground inclosed and in the occupation of the said John PRIEST and Ealph WOODUS.
1621 OLD HAY MILL run by LEONARD GILL who by then was tenant of EARL of PEMBROKE LJRO. B/C/11
1621 Robert WHYTE of Great Longstone, lead miner, has lead smelted for him by Leonard GILL's mill in Totley. Source: Longstone Local History Group Newsletter 5 1994, article by M. L. Stewart. See WHYTE'S Inventory of 1836 in same article. BRED
1622 24 May. Robert GREENWOOD Will LJRO
1622 21 Sept. Robert MILLWARD of WALKE MILNE buried at Norton Church.
Sh. Lib.
Norton Burials
1623 A poore child from Strawberry Lee buried 30th July DRPR
1623 16 May. Receipts for the fee farm rents of Bradfield and Totley part of the Queens Jointure, formerly held by the Carthusian house at Coventry.
16 May 1621 - & Dec. 1631. pp18
Sh. Lib. ( NS)
1623 Date on stone over door at Totley Hall reads: G. N. 1623 W. M.  
1623 28 Sept. Edward BRIGHT'S Will LJRO
  George NEWBOULD.
George Newbould was one of Newboulds of Unstone near Chesterfield (?) according to Manors & Families of Derbyshire Vol. 2. Derbyshire Heritage Series.
Yet Derbyshire Country House Vol. 2 by Craven & Stanley says that George Newbould's father William was apparently a scion of the Newboulds of Hachenthorpe Hall, married an heiress of Gill of Sheffield, whose estate it had been.
1624 20 Oct. In Trusley Hall Ms. Derbys. There are rental, tenants names, holdings, fines, rents, heriots? Etc., and increases in rents at following Lady Day 1625. For the Worshipful Sir Francis Cooke, a rent roll of Earl of Shrewsbury 1604
Derby Lib.
Trusley Calendar
(Priv. Est. Manag.)
Ref. 15786
15001 - 15933 Rentals p. 307
1624 The hundred of Scarsdale for Totley and Dore gives Godfrey BRIGHT and Henry BARKER, muskets trained; Robert BRIGHT and Edw. MOORE muskets private. Feudal History of the Co. of Derby.
Vol. 2 sect. 3
1624 Ould Mrs. GREGORIE wife of Totley buried. Dronfield
1624 William GREAVES, Totley, inventory. James YELLOT & George NEWBOULD mentioned, buried 1st May LJRO.
1624 John PRIEST buried 26th March DRPR
1625 Memorandum possibly written by Lord Middleton's solicitor? or steward?
All those mines, delfes or pits of coal now in work on ? or hereafter to be digged, soughed, and put in work within upon and throughout the common and waste grounds of Totley and Totley Hollis (Hallfield, Hollin Hill) ……which premises are now in the occupation of James CHADWICKE or of his assigns and are the yearly value of -----(not given) B.E.
A particular valuation of certain small cottages and parcels of ground incroached within the waste ground of Totley and Brampton and belonging to the Honour of Peveril. Totley:-
Arthur BARKER for an encroachment
John CALLERTON (CAULTON or CALTON) for a cottage
Thurton or Robert?) GREAVES for a cottage
Memorandum also that the said James CHADWICKE doth now enjoy and take the profits of the coal delfs in Totley and the encroachments and cottages in Totley and Brampton. And he saith that he is the Learned Steward of the Courts of Record within the Honour (although now discontinued) and hath patent of that office for the term of his life and hath herewith granted the fee of -----(not recorded) B.E. marks? and the moiety of the profit for fines and compositions which hath been behind and unto him for some years last past. And so he claimeth that by the ancient customs of the Honour of Peveril he may distrain for such stipends and assuages(?) within any part of the Honour. And for want of such distress he may enter upon any waste grounds and royalties within the honour ( for Derbyshire only) and hold them either for use or for such term as the High Steward of the Honour himself hath time in such profits and at his said Stewards election and for the want of other fit? distress he hath entered upon the premises in Totley and holds them as he pretends he lawfully may. But in respect we cannot find any mention of such custom in any of the records that we have seen concerning the Honour. WE conceive that such claim as aforesaid to be inconsistant and incongruous with reason and we have therefore now returned the premises as in possession of the state and so to leave the same for further consideration.
Mi Mo 102/3
Middleton Collection
Notts. Univ. Lib.
1625 - 30 Rentals of Totley Manor and the tithes of Bradfield taken for the Earl of Pembroke
Mentions Edward BARKER, tenant at corn mill (Upper Mill)
Rentals of Totley Charnicke (Charnock) Hall, Tankersley and the tithes of Bradfield
1629 pp 6.
1630 pp 8.
1625 Agnes RUDDIARD (Rudyard?) of Strawberry Lee buried 26th April DRPR
Before 1625 Earl of Pembroke was godfather to William, son of Sir William Cavendish & Bess of Hardwick "Bess of Hardwick"
David Durrant
1625 1 June. Anthony BRIGHT will LJRO.
1626 24 Aug. Anthony BRIGHT (son?) will "
1627 31 Oct. Robert BRIGHT will "
1627 Thomas son of Ralphe MARTIN baptised Dronfield PR.
1627 2 Nov. Henry STEVENSON and Barbara WOOD married (was he from Dronfield or Totley?) Dronfield PR.
1627 Robert CALTON, Totley, husbandman: inventory. LJRO
1628/9 14 Jan. Date of Thomas FISHER'S will LJRO
1629-45 Reign of Charles I. Inhabitants of Totley used the Upper Mill tenanted by Edward BARKER as corn mill "Sick in Body"
1629/30 12 March Post Nuptual Settlement
James BRIGHT to Francis STRINGER of Whiston and George SPENCER of Bramley. Messuages in Sheffield and Totley to stated uses; on the marriage of James BRIGHT to Anne SPENCER, daughter of William SPENCER of Attercliffe.
WWM D 574
1629 Schedule of documents concerning lead mill at Dore 1629 - c1645 (which one?)
Bagshawe Muniments
Rylands Lib.
1629 6 Oct. Counterpart of bargain & sale, the Tithes of Totley & a cottage (sometimes a tithe barn) and a parcel of land called Little Water Long.
Witness: Thos. NEWBOULD, FANSHAWE of Dronfield to BARKER of Dore.
WC 2011
1630 Deeds of BRIGHT family relating to Manor of Totley Bagshawe Deeds
3186- 3210
1630 Robert GREAVES, husbandman, will.
Neighbours were Ed. BUTLER(?), W. WILKINSON
1630 3 March. £1,850 paid by Stephen BRIGHT, gentleman of Carbrook and Thomas SHARPE citizen and merchant of London to Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Sir Benjamin RUDYARD Knt., Sir Robert of Westminster Knt. - all their estate in Totley alias Totingley and in all those 6 messuages, farms etc. one whereof was in the occupation of Ralph MARTYN and William WARD, another in the ocupation of Robert HEPWORTH, William STEVENSON, Thomas and Francis BARKER, another in the occupation of Robert GREEN, another in the occupation of Godfrey CALTON and Christopher NEWBOLT, another in the occupation of Robert SKARGELL and one other in the occupation of Godfrey CALTON, Richard BULLOCK, Thos. GREGORY and Ralphe MARTYN together with the appurtenances and a water corn mill (Upper Mill) in Totley in the occupation of Ed. BARKER gentleman; also a lead mill (Old Hay) or smilting house in the occupation of Leonard GILL gentleman and Mistress HALL widow, together with their weir,s forbaye etc. belonging to the said corn mill and lead mill and all services, waste grounds, commons etc.- original indenture with Bagshawe at Ford Hall.
N.B. Sir B. Rudyard was Surveyor of the Court of Wards and Liveries.
Stephen BRIGHT had been joint tenant with Isabel HALL, widow of Thomas HALL who had been involved with the GILLS in smelting in Bradway.
"Halls of Derbyshire"
by Tilley
942.51 S5T2
2 Oct. 1630 -
2 Oct. 1631
"The cause why that the cleares (ie. the amounts removed) of Sheffield Pittes are not so much this last yeare (2 Oct.1630 - 2 Oct 1631) as they have beene the years before may appeare as followeth" -
Totley and Whiteley Wood pits produced a great deal also there was a milder winter. The coal in stock was of poor quality and people would not buy. Corn has been dear therefore "manie people was constrained to sitt with small fires rather then want bread; besides the great decay of the cutler trade which never was knowne to be so badde as this yeare! Brewing also slumped and these two are the best market for Sheffield coal. Lastly, the mines are hampered by a long earth wall in the main delf or bed.
By Thomas BEANE (banksman?) at the Sheffield Park Pits 1631 to Stephen BRIGHT
SB 127 BR 50
1631 16 Sept. John RAWORTH as exec. Of John WARD'S will sold Upper Smelting Mill, Redcar Brook. LJRO. B/C/ 11
John Ward
1631 Robert GREAVES, Totley Bents, husbandman, will & inventory.
Inventory lists: 9 foot of glass and bordes for a chamber floor
"Syke in Body"
1632 12 June. Grant of an Annuity, English
Humphrey Small, Yeoman of Carbrooke, and Richard Wardesworth, mercer of Sheffield, to John Bright, clerk of Benges (Co. Herts.) Annuity or yearly rental charge of £40 issuing from 3 messuages in Totley by direction of Stephen Bright, gentleman of Carbrooke, Twelve pence has been handed over as livery of siesin, 12th June.
Witnesses: Stephen Bright, Leonard Gill, William Jessoppe, James Creswicke.
Bagshawe C 3188
1632 3 Nov Bond, English and Latin
Stephen Bright to Samuel Legg, tallow chandler of Tiddiswall and Margaret his wife, £60 for performance of covenants.
Bagshawe C 3189 NS
1632 The Manors of Ecclesall and Totley were granted to Stephen Bright in 1632 along with other properties ……..(Apparently the conyeyances are in the Bagshawe Collection) - granted by the Earl of Shrewsbury. Stephen Bright* had amassed considerable property in the Sheffield area and shortly before his death he received a grant of arms as a person of £1,000 per annum estate. As Arundel's Bailiff he had been in a particularly favoured position for absorbing estates sloughed off by the Howards and the Shrewsbuy Trustees in the years before 1640. Stephen Bright seems to have carried on an extensive trade as a lead merchant. It would appear that at least some of the lead ore was smelted into pigs at Beauchief and Totley. (see 1641 and 42) John Bright seems to have followed his father's business and to have maintained it during the Civil War but his more lucrative business was the coal pit/s at Handsworth.
The basis of the estates belonging to the Brights was that just as his father James(?) had been able as Bailiff to take advantage of the Arundel break-up in the years before 1640 so John the son especially benefited by the Civil War's revolution in land tenure as he was from the earliest days of the war, a member of the committee for sequestering "delinquents" estates.
*Stephen Bright took over Old Hay Mill at this time.
Calendar of Bright Papers WWM 8.33
1633 List of Freholders of the Hundred of Scarsdale, 8th charles I, 1633, gives for Totley Georgius Newbould (was this Builder of Totley Hall 1623?)
For Dore: Edward Bright, Stephen Bright, John Raworth, Edward Moore.
Hunter Collection
1633 30 Oct. & 31 Oct.Two lists in one book of court rolls etc. at Sheffield Castle which concern the Earl of Newcastle each receipted by John Rolleston on the Earl's behalf.
Example of entries: "Very many ancient dedes concerning the Mannor(?) of Barley of 200 or 300 years past which though they are not useful would be preserved for their antiquity" ………hamlet held of the Abbott and Convent of Bella Capita (Beauchief) Totley …….
pp12 SB a 19
BR 206
1633 Deeds relating to estate at Totley & Dore MPRO
1883/L3 Coke
1633 7 June. Papers at Lower Bents Farm.
Between John Raworth on one part and Ellis Poynton of Bradway, yeoman and John Poynton, yeoman. ( John Raworth's wife was Hellen and his son Michael married Margaret Poynton).
1633 July. Henry son of William Greaves of Totley baptised. Dronfield PR.
1634 Jan. Anne daughter of John Wilkinson of Totley buried "
1634 June. Robt. son of Robert Greaves baptised. "
1635 Dec. Anthony Greene of Totley buried.
Anthony Woodhouse mentioned.
1635 Mention of Mr. Hall's smelting mill at Totley in inventory of Godfrey Kirk of Tideswell:
"In lead ore & smeathane? in the house and in oare & smethane? (off waste tip) at Mr. Gill's smelting house at Norton & Mr. Hall's smelting house at Totley and one half fother of lead at Mr. Hall's house. Valued XXXVli
"Lead Industry"
Ch. Lib.
1635 Anthony Greene, Totley, husbandman, Will & Inventory LJRO
1636 15 Nov. Lease: Stephen Bright of Carbrooke to William Else of Barlow Lees moiety of Lead or smelting house in occupation of Else with moiety of dams, watercourses etc. for 21 years at £10 p.a. Crewe Muniment
CM 255/256
1636 Wm. Son of William Hill of Totley baptised. Dronfield PR.
1636/7 Alice daughter of William Ward of Totley buried "
1637 6 April. Robert Bright, Will. LJRO
1637 John Bamforth, weaver of Dore left in his will:
Gave & bequeathed to poore people of Dore & Totley tenne shillings.
John Raworth was one of the witnesses & valuer of the inventory, and Jane the wife of Richard Bullocke? was mentioned too.
1638 Stephen and John Bright were smelting (lead) in Totley WWM Bright Papers 111
1638 William son of William Green of Totley buried  
1638/9 Rauphe Brettland, Strawberry Lee, yeoman. Will & Inventory. Had 3 spinning wheels. LJRO
1639 14 April. Thos. Barker of Totley buried. Dronfield Parish Records (NS) Via Feudal History of Co. of Derby.
1639 John son of William Hill of Totley bapt. Dronfield PR.
1639 Thomas Barker of Totley buried. "
1639 Assignment of lease, William Else to Anthony Urton (Ireton?) of Norton - Possessions in Totley (see 1636)
From Stephen Bright: for £32 & £10 per annum rent for moiety of lead or smelting house in occupation of ……….
Crewe Muniments CM 256. SARC.
1640 Raph (Ralph) son of Raph Martin of Totley, yeoman, apprenticed to Hugh Ranson?, Norwood, cutler. 7 years  
1640 9 July. William Hill, Will. (was he of Totley?) LJRO
1640 Frances Bearde, husbandman of Dore. Will & Inventory
William Stephenson one of valuers. Mentions Henry Stephenson owing 4s.
1640 9 July. Honour of Peveril. Rights of Steward. Notts. PRO (NS) DDP 24/1
1641 14 Dec. Bargain and Sale,English
Stephen Bright, gentleman of Carbrooke to John Bright, clerk, of Sheffield, his brother. Four messuages and farms and field ends, Sauterlays, Farr Flats and several other properties (field names given & occupiers named) all in Totley alias Tottingley for £1,440.
Witnesses: Thomas Keresforth, James Creswicke, James Howle, William Stephenson, William Wordsworth. (see 1683)
Occupiers named are:
George Wilson, Robert Green, Christopher Newbould, Francis Barker, Thomas Gregorie*, Edward Calton, William Sharpe, Ralph Martin, Godfrey Calton, Thomas Green, Robert Hepworth.
May well be worth while but in "secretary's hand" writing. Field names given.
*For Thomas Gregorie see also 1651 and 1630.
Bagshawe Collection 3190
1641/42 Papers concerning the general estate affairs of Sir John Bright.
(a) Accounts
JE 51 book containing:
Desperate debts 1641 (Stephen Bright's hand)
Other debts
Rents 1642 (Ecclesall and Westwell)
Lead accounts 1641 (made at Totley and Beauchief)
The book was then taken over by John Bright in the same form as above with a note of the plate at Carbrooke on Stephen Bright's death, 13 June 1642. The estate accounts are concerned mostly with Edale, Totley, Ecclesall and property in Craven 1641- 70.
JE 51 Br 111
Also JE 52, JE 53.

(note - examine
JE 51)

1642 Stephen and John Bright's lead accounts. William Stevenson's disbursements for lead, 34 foder smilted at Beauchief, 32 foder and 7 pigges at Totley. BR 51 Sh. Lib.S14
See also S12-S18 NS
1642 - 1650s John Bright operated Old Hay & Beauchief Mills himself on his retirement from the lead business. The mill with the paper mill upstream was sold to Michael Burton (1653) of Holmesfield who let it to William Stevenson, according to Crossley in his "Water Power on Sheffield Rivers". However, William Stevenson of Dore, smilter, died 1653.
(was it his father or did he rent it prior to 1653?)

30 March. Stephen Bright's Will. Died 13 June 1642.
He is now 58 years old. He asks to be buried in Sheffield Church with his wife and children.
(1) An annuity of £5 to his uncle Ralph Martin from lands and tenaments in Totley and Dore.
(2) All property in Totley and Dore to John Bright, his son and his issue, in default of which to John Bright, vicar of Sheffield, Stephen's brother.
(5) To his brother James, £10 to buy a horse.
(8) One of the best beds and £1,000 to his wife Barbara, she being allowed to live in the house with John and her children at John's expense.
(10) The education of his daughters is granted to Anthony Hadfield and Edward Gill, Stephen's brother-in-law and son-in-law. They are to stand siesed of the first fall* of spring wood in Ecclesall and Totley to the use of the daughters…….
*NB. A fall of wood could be cut and converted into charcoal or whitecoal, kilns being erected for the same (in Ecclesall Woods).
(NS) JE(S) 2
WWM D 134
1643 Anne daughter of James Greaves baptised. Dronfield PR.
1644 Samuel son of James Greaves baptised Dronfield PR.
1644 Will of Robert Fisher of Totley, described as milner "Syke in Body" 18.
1646 20 March, 20 Charles I. Agreement between Geo. Newbold of Ecclesall Co. Yorks. Yeoman and Alice his wife and John Griffith of Sheffield and Chas. Wardle of Sheffield, yeoman, to levy a fine on lands in Totley
2 messuages 60 acres of land 30 meadow 20 pasture
20 wood, 10 furze & heath. Common of pasture
For all cattle and common of apurtenances (mentions also messuages, cottages, houses, orchards & gardens in Totley and Dronfield).
Witnesses include: John Halton (or Dalton?), John Newbould, David Stainforth, ?Moseley
Probably none of them from Totley.
Coke Papers
Ref. 1881/39/7
1646 Deed to corn mill & lead smelter in Bradway now occupied by Robert Ashton, John White or their assigns Oakes Deeds. OD 869. SARC (NS)
1646 George son of George Wilson buried Dronfield PR.
1647 23 June. Quitclaim for legacies under Stephen Bright's will from: (amongst others from elsewhere). Ralph Martin, yeoman, of Totley (related) SLIB. JT1 BR 185a (NS)
1647 24 June. Robert Fisher, Will. LJRO
1647 Court of Peveril held at Glapwell. Totley entry:
Rowland Eyre for not appearing 1 shilling
George Newbitt (Newbould?) 6d
James Yelliott 6d
James Bright 6d
John Bright 6d
Widow? Bright 6d
Michael Burton 6d
Heirs of Wm. Strelley 6d
Widow Dalton for breaking the assise of ale 2d
" " " " bread 2d
John Wagg for the like 2d
MiE 1/1/151
1648 Death of Dinis or Dionis (nee Fanshawe) wife of Edward Barker of Dore esq. Dronfield Church.
1648 Jane Dalton of Totley buried "
1648 Daughter (?) of Jas. Greaves baptised "
1648 Pegge family came into possession of Beauchief Estates.  
1648 Civil War seige of Sheffield Castle.  
1648 April. Court of Peveril held at Glapwell. Totley entry:
George Newbould, Christopher Newbould, Jas. Yellot, Wm. Wood were fined one shilling for neglecting to make gate at the nether end of the towne towards the common.
Rowland Eyre, for not appearing 1 shilling
James Yellot 6d
James Bright "
John Bright "
Widow? Bright "
Mich. Burton "
George Newbitt "
Anne Brelsome? Widow "
George Dalton "
Richd. Garsone? "
John Yellot "
Thos. Johnson "
John Littlewood "
Francis Smith "
Willm? Wilson "
Robert Browne "
George Newbitt "
William Martin "
Henry Wilson "
Christopher Harison "
John Wagge for breaking the assise of the ale 2d?
Widow Dalton for the same "
Nott. Univ.
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1648/9 20 Jan. John Streaker son-in-law of Gervase Strelley granted …… Edward Pegge all their sixte part of the Monastry of Beauchief incl. Strewberry Lee. - Potter's Article Hunter Arch. Soc. Transactions
Vol 11, pp 47
1649 Leonard Gill made over his Bradway Mill as well as lands and a corn mill to his son Edward OD 869 PRO STAC 8/257/26
1649 Court Glapwell. Totley:
John Wagge for breaking ale and bread assise 2d
William Woodhouse, the same
John Wagge, George Dalton for not filling up
and covering the cole pitt they had opened 3/4d
Robert Mason for trespassing upon the common with
his haye (horse?) having no right of common 3/4d
Thos. Eaton " “
Edward Gosling " “
Thomas Mellor " “
Nott. Univ.
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1649 10 Oct. Stephan Bright's will? LJRO
1650 A Parliamentary Commission recommended the uniting of Dore, Totley and Beauchief into a single parish for ecclesiastical purposes. Source?
1650 According to Dore "Essays" Beauchief Documents BM 90 state in Totley there were 3 smelting houses, 1 coal mine & 1 paper mill. Beauchief Docs. BM 90
1650? April. Court Killamarsh. Totley:
Rowland Eyre for not appearing at this court 1/-
George Newbitt 6d
James Yellot "
James Bright "
John Bright "
Widow Bright "
Anne Beresford? Widow "
John Wagge breaking assise for ale 2d
Will Woodhouse " " " "
Jas. Greaves " " " "
Francis Smith for not appearing 6d
John Wagge " " "
Nott. Univ.
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1650 27 Oct. Court Brampton (?)
John Wagge for breaking the assise of ale & bread 2d
William Woodhouse " " " " "
James Greaves " " " " "
Nott. Univ.
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  Proof read 12 Nov 2003  
1651 In the Probate Act of the Prerogative court of Canterbury is given:
GREGORY, Thomas of Totley, will (117 Grey) pr. 21 June by Anthony Woodhouse.
See also 1630 and 1641 cards for references on Thomas Gregory.
Copy in Sheff. Archives, South Yorks. List 414.
See also Thos. Gregory smelter 1602.
1651 22 April. Peveril Court at Tideswell. Totley:
Rowland Eyre for not appearing 1/-
Geo. Newbitt 6d
Jas. Yellot "
Jas. Bright "
John Bright "
Widow? Bright "
John Wagg "
Henry Wilson "
John Wagg for not filling up his coal pitt near to the highway 5/-
Nott. Univ.
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1651 24 Oct. Peveril Court at Glapwell. Totley:
Rowland Eyre for not appearing 1/-
Geo. Newbitt 6d
Jas. Yellot "
James Bright "
John Bright "
Widow Bright "
Mich. Burton "
Rich. Garsone? Alias Peace "
John Yellot "
Thos. Johnson "
John Littlewood "
Ffrancis Smith "
Henry Wilson "
Robert Greene "
Nich. Crooke "
Ellen Martyn, widow "
Henry Wilson "
John Martyn "
John Wagge for breaking the assise of ale & bread 4d
Widow (Dalton)? " " " " "
James Greaves " " " " "
Nott. Univ.
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1652 There were paper mills at Totley and Beaucheif and the Eyres had smelting mills at Dore and Totley and Barlow Brook Scarsdale Survey
1652 Survey of Derbyshire records 1,167 acres Dore, 723 acres Totley were farmed as meadow and arable land. The rest was rough pasture climbing to a height of 1,392ft Houndkirk Moor and 1,296ft on Flask Edge.
Dore had a corn mill on the Limb Brook owned by Brights of Whirlow.
Scarsdale Survey
1653 January. Godfrey Watkinson the Chief Constable of Scarsdale at General Quarter Sessions at Derby presented his accounts. He collected from the Hundred of Scarsdale according to warrant for payment of Provest Marshall at 2s 2d the trayned soldier.
Totley and Dore were in arrears of 7s 5.25d for "ye maymed soldiers".
Derby Lib.
"3 Centuries of Derbyshire Annals" by Cox.
1653 First use of Owtrem End Smelting Mills run by John Bright Kiernon
1653 William Smith (?) of Totley buried Dronf. PR
1653 Scarsdale Hundred survey noted 3 lead mills in Dore BM 80
1653/64 A/cs of High Constable of Scarsdale of money raised for ye maimed soldiers.
(Totley?) NS
MPRO. Quarter Sessions 667&668
1653 3 May. Revocation
James Bright to Edward Gill and Nicholas Stones, lead merchant, at Hunsworth, revoking a previous grant. Messuages and lands in Totley and Dore.
WWM d 715
1653 Paper Mill in use. Dore to Dore
1653 5 May. Bargain and Sale, English.
John Bright of Carbrooke to Michael Burton of Holmesfield. Grant of the Manor of Totley; messuages at the Causie Head; the Harefield; the Gillfield; woodland called the Gillfield Wood; the Storthe; a water corn mill (Upper Mill), and two lead mills (one is Halls House) (or paper mill & lead mill with 2 hearths?); for £950.
Witnesses: Rowland Eyre, Gefferey Wostenholme, William Burton, Hugh Sleigh, George Brammull, William Stevenson (occupied lead mill?)
Occupiers: Edward Dalton, Nicholas Crookes (?) Michael Burton, James Bretland – water corn mill; lead mill or smilting house (Oldhay) now or late in occupation of John Wilson; other lead mill or smilting house in occupation of William Bagshawe.
Bagshawe C. 3192
1653 William Stevenson, smilter of Dore. Will proved at Canterbury No source
1653 Owtrams End smelting mill, Totley in operation, earliest known date . see above.
See 1617 and 1717
1653 5 May. Bargain and Sale, English
James Bright of Attercliffe to Michael Burton of Holmesfield.
6 messuages in Totley (occupiers given) and those closes, lands, etc. in Totley known as Bentley, a paper mill and lead mill (Oldhay) with two hearths at Bentley, with dams, shuttles, etc. a piece of ground of about 20 acres in Dore called Oulda with the little crofts and other land in the occupation of William Stevenson, for £1,900.
Thomas Dalton, William Sharpe, William Green, William Woodhouse, Edward Dalton, Richard Bullock, yeoman.
See also 5 May 1652?
Bagshawe C. 3191
1654 28 Nov. William Smith of Totley bur. DR.PR
1655 Richard Bullock, Totley, yeoman. Will & Inventory. LJRO
1656 Robert Stephenson son of Robert, Dore, husbandman, was apprenticed to:
1. Jas. Stephenson, Dore ,cutler, 8. 1656
2. John Hartley, cutler, 4. 1661. Freed 1667
Cutlers Co. History
1657 Totley and Dore make one entire township.
Totley had 723 acres, 3 smilting houses, 1 coal mine and 1 paper mill.
Dore was larger and had one coal mine, one corn mill, and 3 smelting houses.
Was 2 soldiers, now 1 soldier, 3/4 in 1657.
Survey of Scarsdale Hundred for Militia
(although there were no major battles about that time)
Beauchief Muniments.
BM 80
1657 April. Richard Bullocke appeared (only info.) Peveril Court at Bramptom Nott. Univ.
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1659/60 15 Jan. Elizabeth Calton, widow, Beauchief. Inventory. Photocopy. SARC. 414 DN 163
1659 19 May. Wm. Woodhouse, Totley, buried Dronf.
1659 19 Jan. John Greene of Totley buried "
1659 29 April. Honour of Peveril Court (held where?) mentions:
Henry Greaves, John White, John Wilson, as attending for jury duty.
Also: James Browne, William Reynolds, George Metham, Thomas Needham, Thomas Clark (?) Thos. Stubbing, Thos. Heath, Thos. Key, William Fellowes, Roger Ward.
They set fines for not appearing, also:
David? Alotson for incroaching on ye highway - no fine given
John Hatkinson of Killnamarsh for brewing without licence 4d
Every Brewer for breaking the assize of ale 3d
" Baker " " bread 3d
Robert Green of Totley for not cutting his hedge in Green Lane: 1shilling
Richard Bullocke of Totley for ye like 1 shilling.
Thos. Woodhead of Overcroft for not making his part of the pinfold: 5 shillings
Henry Tonkinson of Overcroft for his meanure troubling the highway: 1 shilling
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(BE copy)
1660 Robert son of John Greene of Totley baptised Dronf.
1661 Robert Stephenson son of Robert, Dore, husbandman, was apprenticed to John Hartley, cutler. 4 yrs. See also 1656. Hist. Cutlers Co.
1662 Survey Totley & Dore. £ s d
9s per annum amounts to 850 10 0
1,500 acres of common @ 1s 6d per acre 112 10 0
11 smelting mills & one corne milne 110 0 0
1 coal delph 10 0 0
The Rectorie valued at a 15 part revenue 56 14 0
1139 14 0
Why big increase from 6 to 11 smelting mills?
BE copy
1662 Michaelmas. Court of Peveril at Glapwell:
Needs copy. Also occurred in 1663.
Mi Mp 101/1/3
Nott. Univ. Lib.
1662 or 63 20 Sept. Lease. According to an assignment of lease on 23 March 1673/4 the original lease was awarded to Robert Greene the elder of Totley, blacksmith, by John Bright of Sheffield. (see Hearth Tax 1670) Bagshawe C3193
Sheff. Lib. NS.
1662 Michael Raworth, Totley Bents, yeoman. Will & Inventory. LJRO
1662 Robert Fisher, Totley, milner. Will & Inventory. LJRO
1663 James son of John Taylor, Mosboro, cowper, has been apprenticed in 1655 to Robert Brownell, Wark Mill, Norton, and was "freed" 1663 Hist. Cutlers Co.
1664 11 June.
Robert Greene the elder and Robert Greene the younger of Totley, husbandmen, by their indenture of assignment in the 16th year of King Charles the Second, demised, assigned and set over to Christopher Greene one cottage or tenament wherein Christopher Greene did inhabit and dwell in Totley. And those closes or parcels of lands commonly called or known as Greeneflattes, The New Close, The Banke, The Holmehead Meadow, and one half or part or moiety of the Middle Waferlonge etc. That moiety or half part lying westward; also one orchard adjoining the said cottage or tenament with part of a garden (that is to say) the east end so far as the Crabtree westward, the east end of the Fold, as it is now marked out, the east end of the barn standing on the north side of the said Fold and the east end of the Hayhouse standing on the south side of the said Fold, with all ……..
Term, balance of 21 years. Annual rent of £6 of current English money payable as before.
+ map by B.E.
414 D/D84
1664 Court of Honour of Peveril, held at Glapwell. Totley:
Francis Burton for not appearing at this court 1/-
Rowland Eyre the like 1/-
John Bright " " 1/-
Matthew Boothe " 4d
Nicholas Crookes 4d
John Bennett 4d
Christopher Yellott 4d
Richard Northe for breaking the assise of ale 4d
William Woodhouse for the like 4d
Nott. Univ.
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1665/66 2 Feb. Richard Bullock, Totley, yeoman. Will. LJRO
1665 Deeds relating to Totley mentioned. MPRO.
Coke 1883/L3
1665 April. Courts of Honour of Peveril (Leet & Baron Courts) Held at Glapwell.
(Other towns attending at these courts were Tibshelf, Ryecroft, Brampton, Normanton, Pinxton, Killamarsh, Calow. Must have taken half a day on horseback to get there - no wonder few attended despite being fined for not doing so.)
Francis Burton for not appearing at this court 1/-
John Bright 1/-
Henry Greaves 1/-
Christopher Yellot 11d
Richard Northe for breaking the assise of bread and ale 13d
William Woodhouse for same 13d
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1665 Oct. Court held at Glapwell? Totley:
Francis Burton for not appearing at this court 1/-
Heirs of Rowland Eyre " " 1/-
Henry Greaves 11d
Christopher Yellott 11d
Richard Northe for breaking assise of ale 4d
William Woodhouse for same 4d
Nott Univ.
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1666 Edward son of Edward Cawton of Beauchief deceased was apprenticed to Thomas Wylley, scythesmith 1666 Hist. Cutlers Co.
1667 Ref. to Godfrey Caulton, Robert Greene, Lyonel Martin renting from John Bright at this time. See 1679 document
1667 20 Oct. Peveril Court, Tibshelf.
Totley: John Bright for not appearing 3/- ?
Richard North for breaking ale assise 4d
William Woodhouse " “
Mary Greaves, widow " “
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1668 Peveril Court, Glapwell.
John Bright for not appearing 1/-
Robert Greaves " 6d
John Littlewood " 6d
Joseph Calton (Dalton?) 6d
Henry Barbar 6d
Richard North for breaking ale assise 4d
William Woodhouse " " "
Anne Greaves " " "
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1669 1 Dec. Counterpart of apprenticeship indenture (English)
George Greaves son of James Greaves of Totley in the parish of Dronfield bound to John Morton of Dore? in the parish of (illegible) blacksmith for seven years.
(Why no James or George mentioned in Hearth Tax?)
Witnesses: Anthony Bright (see Hearth Tax 1670)
Aeneas Drable
James Britland - by mark? (see Hearth Tax 1670)
( Almost illegible) NS
Loan deposit
SC 16437
Derbys. Deeds
1669 Michael son of William Stone of Dore (deceased) was apprenticed to (1) James Stephenson, Warkmill Leyes, cutler (Dec? or del) 9 1699. (2) John Winter, cutler 5. 1674. "freed" 1691. Cutlers Co. Hist.
1669 Edward Pegge made an estimate of the annual value of his estates and mentions:-
Item. 2 parts of Strawberry Lee in my hand half rate £7. 10. 0
Item. The half year's rent as I now receive from the
tenants at Beauchief & Strawberry Lee is £84. 11. 7
1669 Court Fines. Peveril Court, Tibshelf.
Totley: Robt. Greaves 1/-
Thomas Johnson 6d
John Littlewood 1/-
Anthony Woodhouse 8d
Robt. Greene 4d
Nicholas Crook 4d
John Martyn 4d
Francis Raworth 1/-
Richard Greaves 1/-
John Bennett 4d
Matth. Booth 4d
Henry Greaves -
Christopher Yellot (Hole Fields?) - difficult to decipher
For Totley Coal Mines £2
Totley rents? Joseph Calton 4d
Robert Heaton 4d
Edw. Dalton 4d
Owing at Totley. H. Greaves 1/-
Evans/ 4d
Edw. Dalton 4d Stone getting at Totley
Will Dalton 4d
Henry Burton 2/-
Wm Bretford? 1/-
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1670 A Thomas Calton may have been living at Beauchief Hall as tutor See 1671 card
1670 26 Nov. Receipt for rent due to Earl of Arundel from Bradfield, Totley, Tankersley and Charnock Hall. SLIB. (NS)
SB 66 BR 185A
1662 - 70 The Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessment 1662 - 70 edited by David G. Edwards of Derbyshire record Society, 18, Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield.
Hundred of Scarsdale. Pages 154/155.
Dore & Totley grouped together as follows: ones ticked are from Totley:
Chris. Yellot (Elliott?) (1)
Geo. Newbould (Totley Hall?) (2 Hearths)
Christopher Greene (1) Blacksmith
Robert Greene (1)
Lyonel Martin (2) Smilter
Francis Raworth (1) Lower Bents Farmhouse?
Francis Barker (1) Also Mr. Fran. Barker (5)
Francis Woodhouse (1)
James Britland (3)
Thos. Fisher (2) of Whirlow Mill (Milner)
Anthony Woodhouse (1) 1704 house? Proved will of Thomas Gregory in 1651.
Anthony Bright (6) + (1)
Matthew Booth (1) (see 1682)
Rob. Greaves (1)
Rich. Greaves (1)
Ralph Wilkinson (1) - doubtful Totley
Ralph Hepwood (Hexwood?) (1) – doubtful Totley
Hen. Greaves (1) + (3)
Thomas Dalton 1
Will. Green 2
Rob. Oveliner? (1) – doubtful Totley
Will. Woodhouse (2)
Simon Swiffte (1) – doubtful Totley
1671 8 Aug. Mortgage by Hy. Barber of St. Dunstans in the West of London, joyner of the Blacksmiths Company to Francis Burton of Dronfield Esq. of the Hallcroft etc. Totley. MPRO. 1181
Derby Lib.
(Mrs. Coke)
1671 Deeds relating to estate at Totley MPRO.
1883/L3 Coke
1671 Edward Pegge purchased Manor of Dore from Francis Burton.
Ring binder Beauchief Abbey & the Pegges?.
1671 A Thomas Calton is mentioned as a tutor to Pegge children probably living in Beauchief Hall.
Paid Mr. Tho. Calton £1. 10s. etc. - see photocopy
Could this be one of Totley Caltons? There was an Edward there in 1641 and a Thomas Calton in 1613.
SLIB.BM 1006
Accounts 1671.
D.A.J. 1967 p.100
1671 A lead smelting mill at Dore - Limes or Lim Mill or Cliffe Mill? - belonging to Edward Pegge had various tools:- see Chesterfield Library leaflet on Mills.
First recorded mention of mill as smilting lead.
Sh. Lib.
(BE copy)
1671 Edward Dalton - scorer at Burtons "House" smelting mill at Dore for its tenant John Cave SCL ACM 2/34.
PRO. E190/307/13,16
1672 1 June. Release by Hy. Barber of London to Fras. Burton of Dronfield of the Manor and Manor House in Totley.
Totley Hall? Otherwise why in possession of Mrs. Coke
Derby Lib.
Mrs. Coke.
1672 2 Dec. Examination of Hannah Bright of Dronfield, spinster accused of theft. Totley? (NS)
MPRO. No 300 Derbyshire Quarter Sessions
1672 Edward Dolton, senior, Totley, husbandman. Will & Inventory. LJRO
1672 Dore & Totley had 6 smithies Matlock
1673 Dronfield Glebe Terrier mentions 2 cottages belonging to Francis Burton in Dronfield.  
or 1675
23 March. Assignment of Lease, English.
Christopher Greene, husbandman of Totley to Lyonell Martin, smelter, of Totley.
A cottage being the Headhouse in Totley in which Greene lived , with closes called Greenflattes, Newclose, the Bank, the Holmeshead Meadow and one moiety (described) of the Middle Wafer Long being part of the premises leased by John Bright of Sheffield to Robert Greene the elder of Totley, blacksmith, in a lease dated 20 September 1663 for the remainder of the term; for 20 shillings and £6 annual rent. The original lease was of a messuage in Totley and the Crofte, Middle Wafer Long, Holmeshead Meadow, Greeneflatts, Newclose, the Bank, Rankhill Storthe and the Great Leanley; for 21 years at £12 yearly rent. The premises here assigned to Martin were (earlier) assigned to Christopher Greene by Robert Greene the elder and Robert Greene the younger. (see 1663)
This could refer to Cannon Hall. According to Dawson who lived there in the 1960s there was a valuation of the hall in 1675 of £6 per annum.
Also mentions: Christopher Yellot, Anthony Greene, Nicholas Gooding?
Bagshawe C. 3193

1674 Cliffe Mill, Dore Town End (Edw. Pegge) last mentioned as smilting mill MPRO. Kiernon.
1674 Limes or Lim Mill, Dore (Edw. Pegge) mentioned as lead smelting mill " "
1675 Robert Wilson son of Thomas the late? Husbandman, apprenticed to Richard Jackson, the Warkmill, Norton, cutler (8)- 1675 Hist. Cutlers Co.
1676 Nether Mill or Burtons House last mentioned as smelting mill (Edward Barker)

When Thos. Slater of Hope had lead there at time of his death.

Possibly this was Burton House Smelting Works also known as Dore Smelting Mill, operated by Francis Burton during his ownership of the Manor of Dore 1658 - 1671
Mat Lib. Kiernon

LJRO. B/C/11
Thomas Slater
19 Oct. 1676

Meredith 1967
1676 From this date Dronfield Parish Register more detailed:
Mar. Christopher son of Richard Greaves baptised (Dronf.)
Sept. Ellen daughter of Francis Woodhouse " "
Sept. John son of Christopher Yellott " "
Oct. Elizabeth daughter of Christopher Yellott " "
Elizabeth " " John Potts gent " "
Martha " " Robert Green " "
Feb. Ralph son of Henry Wilkinson " "
May. Daughter of Thomas Storer? "
1676 Thomas son of Richard North of Totley husbandman was apprenticed to Robert Crookes scissorsmith (11) 1676. Freed 1687. Hist. Cutlers Co.
1676 Will & Inventory of John Martin of Dore smilter LJRO
1677 March. Sarah daughter of Eaneas Rotherham baptised Dronfield
John son of Thomas Bennett " "
April. Martha daughter of William Wells junior " "
May. John son of Richard North " "
Sept. Moses son of James Dalton " "
Oct. Matthew son of Francis Barker " "
Allira? Daughter of Edward Hill " "
Dec. Robert son of Richard Dalton " "
Edmund son of John Littlewood " "
Allira? Daughter of William Woodhouse " "
1677/8 Richard Bullocke, Totley, yeoman. Inventory 414D/D84. SARC.
1678 12 July 1678. Probate accepting Anne Raworth his sister executee & legacee of Will of Francis Raworth, labourer & yeoman of Totley Bents.
Also Inventory at Lichfield
Papers at Lower Bents Farm.
1678 The lead mill at Totley was sold by Francis & Helen Burton to John Bagshawe of Great Huckelow, Cornelius Clarke, Mr. E. Rotherham + James Bretland.  
1678 June. Final Concord John Bagshawe (of Great Hucklow), Eneas Rotherham, James Bretland, plaintiffs, V Francis Burton & Helen his wife. 6 messuages, 6 cottages, 1 leadmill (at Old Hay), 12 gardens, 100 acres pasture, common etc. in Totley & Dore for £50 Crewe Muniments
CM 284
1678 March. Ellen daughter of Susannah Unwin baptised Dronfield
April. Sarah daughter of Thomas Dore " "
May. William & Thomas sons of William Turner " "
Sept. William son of Henry Wilkinson " "
Edward " " Thomas Dalton " "
1678 23 Oct. Inventory, Anthony Woodhouse. MPRO.
414D/ D132
1678/79 Poll Tax for Harthill Would appear that they had an immigrant from Totley although unnamed. Poll Tax
1679 10 April. Bargain and Sale, English
John Bright, Esquire of Leeds, to Henry Atkinson, Esquire of Leeds, and Thomas Chappell gentleman of Sheffield. Property in Totley, leased to certain tenants (named) to raise £300 to pay an annuity of £18 to Ruth Dixon according to the will of Johanna Bright (her mother) of Little Woodhouse, widow, the originally designated Executors Sir John Bright and Edward Gill having withdrawn from the trust.
Witnesses: Marmaduke Machell, John Greenesmith, Ralphe Woodhouse.
Enclosed with the names of the tenants acknowledging the conveyance.
Jas. Britland, JB, Ralph Hepworth, RH, Francis Woodhouse & Mary Woodhouse, Francis Barker &George Newbould (signed name). - who are tenants?
Bagshawe C. 3194.
1679 10 April. Bargain and Sale
John Bright, Esq. of Leeds to Thomas Dixon, gentleman of Little Woodhouse. Messuages etc. in Totley with closes called Overcroft, Nethercroft, the Crofts, Middle Wafurlong, Little Croft, Holmhead Meadow, Greenflats, Banks, Rankhill, Great Leanley, and Humphrey Croft; for 5/- and the surrender of a counter bond of £500 to John Bright, Dixon having entered into a bond to Anne Binnes widow of Wakefield, for payment of a debt of Bright's which Dixon now pays.
Witnesses: Henry Atkinson, Alexander Horne, Glehill Balle,
Thomas Hawley, John Wilson and John Bright.
Mentions 3 farms. Tenants: Robert Greene, Lyonell Martin (R) Mary Woodhouse, (signed with interesting marks) - see file. Also mentions Godfrey Caulton in ref. to 1667 leases.
Bagshawe C. 3195

1679 Grace Woodhouse, Totley, spinster. Will & Inventory
Witnesses of inventory: Ralph Hepworth, George Newbould (signed)
Died at mother's house, Mary Woodhouse in Totley.
Brothers Ralph, Robert, Anthony, sister Alice Brailsford. Cousin Alice Woodhouse.
Godchildren: George Newbould, Alice Woodhouse (daughter of Francis), Eliz. Norton.
Witnesses of will: Mary Woodhouse X
Mary Glossop Widdow X
Alice Woodhouse X
Ralphe Woodhouse X
"Syke in Body" (BE)
1679 Jan. Susannah daughter of John Potts baptised Dronfield
Henry son of Lionel Martin " "
Mary daughter of Aeneas Rotherham " "
Susannah daughter of James Dalton " "
Feb. Sarah daughter of Thomas Bennett " "
Ann daughter of Robert Greene junior " "
Ann " " Robert Heaton " "
Grace " " Richard North " "
1680 Estate at Totley in name of Aeneas Rotherham SLIB. LD 176 -90.
BGDS (15).
Title Deeds 24.
1680 5 May. Will of Francis Raworth proved - see 1678 LJRO
1680 7 Aug. Will of Matthew Booth, husbandman, Totley. LJRO. Copy in SARC 414D D88
1680 April. Thomas son of Thomas Dalton baptised Dronfield
July. Joshua " " John Littlewood " "
William son of William Turner “ “
Aug. Francis " " Francis Woodhouse " "
Sept. Sarah daughter of Robert Heaton " "
Oct. William son of William Wells jnr. " "
1680 Joseph son of Ralph Wilkinson, Totley apprenticed to :
1) Jonathon Kullrand, cutler, (8) 1680
2)Thos. Twigg, scythesmith (3-6) 1684. "Freed" 1687.
Hist. Cutlers Co.
1680 23 April. Lease by Robert Moore of Clements Inn to Fras. Burton of Dronfield for £682 of a Capital Messuage in Totley and several closes there. MPRO. 1881.
(Mrs. Coke)
1680/1 7 Feb. Reconveyance: Thomas Dixon Esq. Oulderman of Leeds and Ruth his wife, sister of John Bright of the first part; Henry Atkinson Esq. of Leeds and Thomas Chappell gent. of Sheffield of the second part; to Sir John Bright of Badsworth and Henry Lyddle of Ravensworth Castle Co. Durham, with the consent of John Bright Esq. of Leeds. All the land originally conveyed to Dixon (see 10 April 1679) and to Atkinson and Chappell to secure an annuity of £18 to Ruth Dixon under the will of her mother, Joanna Bright. The legacy has now been secured on a third part of the fee farm rents of the Manor of Leeds conveyed by Atkinson to Henry and Seth Skelton as Trustees.
Witnesses: William Horne, Samuel Foxcroft, Thos. Redshawe, Robert Speight,
Thomas Nicholson.
Bag. C. 3196
1681 25 May 1681 Ralph Brettland, Strawberry Lee, yeoman. Will & Inventory 414D/D87
1681 April. Edward son of Edward Dalton baptised Dronfield
Sept Elizabeth daughter of Aeneas Rotherham " "
July. Elizabeth " " William Woodhouse " "
Joshua son of John Potts (Hallfield) " "
Oct. Rebecca daughter of James Dalton " "
Nov. Samuel son of Thomas Dalton " "
Dec. Hannah daughter of Richard North " "
Matthew son of Edward Hill, Monnybrook (Monnybrooks) " "
1681/2 The leasor is John Bright of Grays Inn.
Francis Barker of Totley messuage etc.
George Newbould of Totley 2 messuage etc.
Robert Greene of Totley messuage etc.
Francis Woodhouse of Totley messuage etc.
James Britland (of ?) Close
Lionel Martin of Totley messuage etc.
Mary Glossop and Mary Hopworth (Hepworth?) (of?) Closes
Mary Woodhouse of Totley messuage etc.
Leases available at Sheff. Lib.
1682 Deeds relating to Dore & Totley mentioned in Coke - ref. above? MPRO. 1883/L3.
1682 29 Sept. MISC. DOCUMENTS
34th year of Charles II there is an indenture declaring use, following the levying of a fine in respect of a messuage at Attercliffe to Eaneas Rotherham of Totley, Parish of Dronfield, Co. Derby, yeoman and Sarah his wife (and others).
Misc. Docs. 1-233.
016-942745. SLIB.
1682 10 Dec. Bagshaw lands at Totley of Wheatfields 3 acres & Meanfield 3acres & dwelling? occupied by Matthew Booth. Indenture mentions Thomas Dalton, yeoman
(Meanfield is mentioned as 3 acres near the Farfields)
Could be St. Georges - 1693 refers to John Trickett (Tricketts Wood)
Needs further study.
SARC. OD 1293
1682 Dronfield Glebe Terrier mentions Thos. Calton  
!682 Jan. William son of John Dalton, Monnybrooks baptised Dronfield
Feb. Robert son of Henry Wilkinson " "
April. John " " Robert Heaton, Totley " "
May. Bernard " " William Wells, " " "
Christopher son of John Yellott " "
1683 1 Dec. Bargain and Sale, English
John Bright of Grays Inn (previously described as of Leeds) to Sir John Bright of Badsworth and Henry Liddell of Ravensworth in the Co. of Durham. Property in Totley (as in Bagshawe 3194,3195). See card 10/4/1679). Originally granted to John Bright from Stephen Bright in 1641; for £1,652; reciting the transactions of Bag.C. 3194,3196. Henry Liddell releases all his claims to the property.
(with receipt)
Bagshawe C. 3197
1683 Deeds relating to Totley Estate (Coke) has mention. Does it refer to above?
One of these documents mentions Henery Woodhouse, Mary Glossop & others who I think are Lyonel Martin, Mary Woodhouse, Robert Greene etc.
MPRO. 1883/L3
1683 July. Ann daughter of Aeneas Rotherham baptised Dronfield
Oct. May " " Thomas Dalton " "
Dec. Mary " " John Potts, Hallfield " "
1683 2 May. Sale by Fras. Burton of Dronfield to Robt. Moore of Clements Inn of 2 parcels of land in Totley Derby Lib.
17304 (Coke)
1683 3 June. Lease and release. James Dalton, yeoman of Totley to Sir John Bright of Humphrey Croft Dole
See also 1686 card (same one?)
BGDS. 3198/99
1683 Presentation of Dore & Totley Constables of Quakers absenteeism from devine services.
MPRO. Quarter Sessions. No. 340.
1684 1 Dec. Strawberry Lee Sale - Parliamentary Bill Bagshawe 3201.
1684 1 Dec. Bargain and Sale (draft) English.
John Bright Esq. of Grays Inn to Sir John Bright of Badsworth and Henry Liddell of Ravensworth Castle (Co. Durham). Property on Totley, Overcroft, Nethercroft, The Croft, Holmhead Meadow, Greenflatts, New Close, Banks, Rankhill Storthe, Great Leanley, Greenflat, Humphrey Croft for £1, 652. Recites the various leases etc. relating to the property since 1641. (see 14 Dec 1641)
Bag. C. 3201.
1684 Feb. Helen daughter of Robert Heaton baptised Dronfield
April. Mary " " Edward Dalton " "
June. George son of George Britland " "
Thos. " " Thomas Storey (?) Totley Bents " "
Nov. Gabriel daughter of William Wells " "
1684 Deeds relating to land at Totley. See 10 Dec. 1682 SARC. OD 1293
1684 Joseph son of Ralph Wilkinson, Totley apprenticed to :
1) Jonathon Kullrand, cutler, (8) 1680
2) Thos. Twigg, scythesmith (3-6) 1684. "Freed" 1687.
Hist. Cutlers Co.
1684 23 April. Matthew Booth, Totley, husbandman. Inventory. LJRO.
SARC. 414/D88
1685 Eneas Rotherham, Totley, chandler. Will & Inventory.
Mentions: James Bretland, Francis Hounsfield, Anthony Rotherham,
Jno. Rotherham (junior), Elizabeth Rotherham, Francis Burton.
Sons: John Rotherham, Aeneas jnr.
Daughters: Sara & Anne Rotherham.
Wife: Sara.
Father: John Rotherham.

See "Syke in Body" for Will & Inventory.
1685 July. Grace daughter of Widow Littlewood baptised Dronfield
Sept. Thos. Son of Thomas Fisher " "
Elizabeth daughter of William Cloves? " "
Oct. John & James sons of John Dalton, Monnybrooks " "
Christopher son of John Green " "
Ann daughter of Christopher Yellott " "
Henry son of Robert Greaves, Totley Bents " "
William son of Thomas Dalton " "
Feb. May daughter of Edward Newton(?) " "
John son of Francis Heaton " "
Francis son of John Potts, Hallfield " "
1686 8 June. Lease and Release
James Dalton, yeoman of Totley to Sir John Bright of Badsworth.
A dole known as Humphrey Croft Dole adjoining the north fence of a close owned by Bright for £20. See 1683 - same thing?
Bag. C. 3198, 3199
1686 April. Samuel son of Robert Heaton baptised Dronfield
Ann daughter of George Bullard " "
May. Rachel " " James Dalton " "
Oct. George son of William Turner " "
Dorothy daughter of John Dalton, Monnybrooks " "
1687 23 Nov. Copy of Will of Sir John Bright of Badsworth (section concerning Totley underlined).
c) messuages in Totley purchased from his nephew John Bright deceased.
d) Three roads (or roods?) in Totley purchased from James Dalton to his wife Susanna (Bright) for life.
Bag. C. 3202
See also (NS)
WWMD 165, 165a
JE(S) 18
1687 Thos. son of Richard North, husbandman, was freed from his apprenticeship 1687 .
See 1676
Hist. Cutlers Co.
1687 Joseph son of Ralph Wilkinson, Totley apprenticed to:
1) Jonathon Kullrand? Cutler (8) 1680
2) Thos Twigg, scythesmith (3-6) 1684. Freed 1687.
Hist. Cutlers Co.
1687 John son of John Littlewood late of Totley apprenticed to Robert Crookes, scythesmith (11) 1687. Freed 1715. Hist. Cutlers Co.
1688 Mary Hepward, Totley. Inventory. LJRO.
1688 Francis Burton of Dronfield (Parish) Canterbury Wills MPRO.
1688-90 Action brought by Strelley Pegge of Beauchief, against, Samuel Dalton and William Green with regards to whether Strawberry Lee belonged to Beauchief as a separate entity and therefore not liable to taxation etc. Samuel Dalton and William Green must have been collectors for Totley in Parish of Dronfield.
G.R. Potter article on Beauchief Abbey. Hunter Arch. Soc. Transactions, vol. 2 or 11, 1981, p46.
Further details there - Samuel Dalton and William Green took 3 sheep of 40sh. Price, presumably in lieu of tax assessment.

B.E. copy
1690 8 Feb. Papers at Lower Bents Farm.
Between Robert Fisher of Totley ,yeoman and Edmond Masland of Totley, baker, and Elizabeth his wife.
Papers at Lower Bents?
1690 10 April. Assignment from Rebecca Fisher one of the daughters of Thomas Fisher of Whirlow Mill, miller Papers at lower Bents?
1690 8 April. Release from Edmund Masland (alias Marstin) and Elizabeth and Robert Fisher to said Robert Fisher. See also 1693. Papers at Lower Bents?
1690 Robert Newbould, Totley, baker. Inventory. LJRO.
1690 Francis Woodhouse, Totley. " See 1689 "
1691 A true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels of Strelley Pegge late of Beauchief Hall in the County of Derby, deceased, taken, valued and appraised the 14th Day of December Anno Domini, one thousand six hundred and ninety one, by Thomas Burley, John Rotherham Jnr., Godfrey Webster and Charles Dixon as followeth -
At Strawberry Lee
Item, seaven score weathers (castrated rams) and seventy five ewes - or £53 . 10 . 6.
Item, hey (hay) there - £3 . 6 . 8.
Item, one cow in calv'd (in calf) £2 . 10 . 0.
Although the greater part of the walled-in land at Strawberry Lee (now about 90 acres) probably was cleared and almost certainly walled in later than 1691 and the rudely shaped fields are earlier than the Totley Act of 1839, it is apparent that cleared land and haymaking was common at Strawberry Lee before 1691 and the Blackamoor pasturage good for sheep.
Clarion Ramblers
1691 William son of William Turner, Totley apprenticed to Thos. North, scythemaker (10) 1691. Born either 1678 or 1680 so his age would be 11 or 13? Hist. Cutlers Co.
1691 Edward son of Edward Dalton, blacksmith , apprenticed to :
1) Charles glover, cutler (10.5) 1691
2) John Guest, cutler (8) 1693. Freed 1702
Probably the Edward born 1681, therefore he would be 10 when apprenticed
Hist. Cutlers Co.
1692 Thomas son of David Green, Hathersage, shepherd to Nan Lewis, Beauchief Abbey, cutler (8) 1692 Hist Cutlers Co.
1692 Strelley Pegge, Beauchief. Will. SARC. S. Yorks. List 414.
1692 Thomas son of Thomas Dalton, Totley apprenticed to Richard Carr, filesmith (8) 1692. (born 1680? aged 12?) Hist. Cutlers Co.
1692 Edward son of Thomas Dalton, husbandman, apprenticed to Joshua Woofinden, cutler (8) " "
1692 Henry Greaves, Totley Bents, husbandman. Inventory. LJRO. & SARC.
1692 Henrie son of Thomas Storie, Totley, labourer was apprenticed to Wm. Webster, cutler (11) 1692. Hist. Cutlers Co.
1693 See 1691 Edward Dalton.  
1693 1 & 2 May. Lease and Release. Edmond Marstin alias Marsland and Elizabeth his wife and Robert Fisher. Lower Bents Papers?
1693 18/19 Jan. Meanfield and Whitefield near the far fields, where John Trickett lived.
(mentions Jas. Dalton, yeoman and William Outram)
SARC. OD 1293.
1693 Accounts relating to Totley holdings belonging to Sir John Newton in the accounts of William Eyre of Highlow (who changed his name to Archer). BGDS. 312.
1693 Rents and Arrears. " (NS)
C1694 Richard Bagshawe introduced reverberatory furnace, Olda Lead Mill.  
1694/5 Constables presentations for Dronfield (Totley not listed separately) MPRO. (NS)
Quarter Sessions
Nos. 515 & 555
1696 Anthony son of James Dalton, labourer, apprenticed to:
1) Geo. Harrison, cutler (8) 1696
2) John Yool, cutler, (12 weeks) 1704. Freed 1706
Hist. Cutlers Co.
1696 Inventory of John Turner of Dore? sincker  
1696 James Britland, yeoman. 3 turnbarrels (winding gear) amongst his pitt gear - Will & Inventory SARC.
1696 Window Tax imposed for each dwelling: Less than 10 windows 2 shillings
10 - 20 6 "
The tax was amended in 1709. 20+ 10 "
1696 John Potts of Hallfield, yeoman. Will & Inventory.
Mentions coalmines, Strawberry Lee Meadow.
1697 Pegge of Beauchief and a Totley Freeholder wrote to Lord Middleton with reference to his tenant George Britland being prevented from getting his coals on Totley Moor by Bright of Dore and Stone of Bradway stopping ------? up sough. Query the above account.
Mentions Strawberry Lee weather being frightful. Also mentions Willoughby's tenant George Greaves.
Nott. Univ. Lib.
MiE 1/1/117.
B.E. copy.
1698 Dronfield Glebe Terrier refers to chapelries belonging to Dronfield Parish. Paragraph on "Dore Chapple" by churchwardens. There is nothing at all that we can hear of or learn that belongeth to this chapple and when there is a curate the inhabitants themselves pay him as they can agree by the way of contributions only. The customery dues of the Easter Role in Dore and Tottley as followeth: For every cottage that hath a smoak (chimney?) one penny, every cottage with a garden two pence, every messuage four pence, for every new calved cow, one penny halfpenny; for every strapped milch cow, a penny; for every swarm of bees, one penny; the offerings from every single person above the age of sixteen, one penny; the offerings due from all married persons, two pence each; from all servants whether male or female, a farthing at the shilling; according to the wage they receive. For all persons exercising any mechanical trade four pence and for every foal four pence.
Peter Pinder was one of the churchwarden signatories.
See 1701 etc.
1698 Lionel Martin, Totley. Will and Inventory. LJRO. & SARC.
1698 Christopher Green, Totley. Inventory. " "
1699 Cornelius son of James Dalton, Totley apprenticed to Peter Haukard
(1) cutler 1699 "Freed" 1707
(2) son of Cornelius, cutler freed 1738 ??
Hist. Cutlers Co.
1699 Rolandus Cawton (tailor), Dore & Rebecca Bishop, Ecclesall married Sheffield, SLIB. Sheff. P.R.
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