History of South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is in Yorkshire.

Doncaster

Dunford Bridge, South Yorkshire

The River Don rises at Dunford Bridge after which it flows broadly east through Penistone then south through Oughtibridge, Sheffield then east through Rotherham, past Conisburgh Castle, Doncaster and Stainforth before joining the River Ouse at Goole. Originally the River Don was a tributary of the River Trent forming the northern boundary of the Isle of Axholme but was re-engineered by Cornelius Vermuyden as the Dutch River in the 1620s.

Grimthorpe, South Yorkshire

On 06 Jan 1321 William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke 1321-1359 was born to Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke 1299-1323 (21) and Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 (17) at Grimthorpe.

Harthill, South Yorkshire

Maltby, South Yorkshire

Roche Abbey, Maltby, South Yorkshire

1147. One-Ash Grange Farm was originally settled in 1147 as a farm for Roche Abbey. In 1700 the farm was owned by the Bowman family who were granted a license to hold Quaker meetings there. The Grange has an unusual row of pigstyes.

Chronica Majora 1236 A prodigy. May 1236. About this same time, in the month of May, near an abbacy called Roche, in the northern part of England, there appeared bands of well-armed knights, riding on valuable horses, with standards and shields, coats of mail and helmets, and decorated with other military equipments: they issued from the earth, as it appeared, and disappeared again into the earth. This vision lasted for several days, and attracted the eyes of those who beheld it, as if by fascination; they rode in arrayed troops, and sometimes engaged in conflict; sometimes as if at a tournament, they shivered their spears into small fragments with a crash; the inhabitants saw them, but more from a distance than near them, for they never remember to have seen such a sight before, and many said that the occurrence was not without its presage. This occurred more plainly in Ireland and its confines, where they appeared as if coming from battle, and dragged their horses after them wounded and broken down, without a rider, and the knights themselves were severely wounded and bloody; and what was more wonderful, their track plainly appeared impressed on the ground, and the grass was borne down and trampled on. Many people on seeing this vision fled before them in alarm, and betook themselves to the churches and castles, thinking that it was not an illusion, but a real battle. These occurrences came to our knowledge some years after they happened, from a report and true account of the event obtained from the earl of Gloucester, and by the evidence of many other persons.

Sandbeck Park Maltby, South Yorkshire

On 27 May 1714 George Saunderson 5th Viscount Castleton 1631-1714 (82) died at Sandbeck Park Maltby. James Saunderson 1st Earl Castleton 1667-1723 (47) succeeded 6th Viscount Castleton.

Orgreave, South Yorkshire

Icknield Street 18e Chesterfield to Templeborough. The route of Icknield Street from Chesterfield to Templeborough is unknown. Speculatively it passed through Old Whittington, Hundall, Highlane, Orgreave.

Oughtibridge, South Yorkshire

The River Don rises at Dunford Bridge after which it flows broadly east through Penistone then south through Oughtibridge, Sheffield then east through Rotherham, past Conisburgh Castle, Doncaster and Stainforth before joining the River Ouse at Goole. Originally the River Don was a tributary of the River Trent forming the northern boundary of the Isle of Axholme but was re-engineered by Cornelius Vermuyden as the Dutch River in the 1620s.

Penistone, South Yorkshire

The River Don rises at Dunford Bridge after which it flows broadly east through Penistone then south through Oughtibridge, Sheffield then east through Rotherham, past Conisburgh Castle, Doncaster and Stainforth before joining the River Ouse at Goole. Originally the River Don was a tributary of the River Trent forming the northern boundary of the Isle of Axholme but was re-engineered by Cornelius Vermuyden as the Dutch River in the 1620s.

Pontefract

Rotherham

Sheffield

Sprotbrough

Stainforth, South Yorkshire

The River Don rises at Dunford Bridge after which it flows broadly east through Penistone then south through Oughtibridge, Sheffield then east through Rotherham, past Conisburgh Castle, Doncaster and Stainforth before joining the River Ouse at Goole. Originally the River Don was a tributary of the River Trent forming the northern boundary of the Isle of Axholme but was re-engineered by Cornelius Vermuyden as the Dutch River in the 1620s.

Wentworth, South Yorkshire

Around 1507 William Wentworth 1507-1549 was born to Thomas "Golden Thomas" Wentworth 1464-1549 (43) and Beatrix Woodruffe 1488- (19) at Wentworth.

On 22 Jul 1611 Anne Atkins Baroness Wentworth Woodhouse 1567-1611 (44) died in Wentworth.

In Feb 1612 William Wentworth 1st Baronet Wentworth Woodhouse 1562-1612 (50) died at Wentworth.

On 08 Jun 1626 William Wentworth 2nd Earl Strafford 1626-1695 was born to Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl Strafford 1593-1641 (33) and Arabella Holles -1631 at Wentworth.

In 1654. Robert Walker Painter 1599-1658. Portrait of William Wentworth 2nd Earl Strafford 1626-1695. Around 1740 George Knapton 1698-1778. Portrait of William Wentworth 2nd Earl Strafford 1626-1695. In 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl Strafford 1593-1641. Around 1636 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl Strafford 1593-1641. Around 1712. Charles D'Agar Painter 1669-1723. Portrait of Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl Strafford 1593-1641.

On 08 Oct 1629 Anne Wentworth Baroness Rockingham 1629-1696 was born to Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl Strafford 1593-1641 (36) and Arabella Holles -1631 at Wentworth.

After 08 Oct 1629 Arabella Wentworth 1629- was born to Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl Strafford 1593-1641 and Arabella Holles -1631 at Wentworth.

Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire

On 15 Feb 1943 William Charles de Meuron "Billy" Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 7th Earl Fitzwilliam 1872-1943 (70) died at Wentworth Woodhouse. William Henry Lawrence Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 8th Earl Fitzwilliam 1910-1948 (32) succeeded 8th Earl Fitzwilliam, 6th Earl Fitzwilliam, 10th Baron Fitzwilliam of Liffer in Donegal.

On 13 May 1948 Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy 1920-1948 (28) and William Henry Lawrence Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 8th Earl Fitzwilliam 1910-1948 (37) died in a plane crash at the Plateau du Coiron, Saint-Bauzile during the course of their journey from Paris. Eric Spencer Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 9th Earl Fitzwilliam 1883-1952 (64) succeeded 9th Earl Fitzwilliam, 7th Earl Fitzwilliam, 11th Baron Fitzwilliam of Liffer in Donegal. His wealth, estimated at 45 million pounds, including half of the Wentworth Woodhouse estate, the Coolattin estate in County Wicklow, Ireland, and a large part of the Fitzwilliam art collection went to his daughter Ann Juliet Dorothea Maud Wentworth-Fitzwilliam Marchioness Bristol 1935- (13).