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Sheffield is in South Yorkshire.

In 1200 Thomas Furnival was born at Sheffield [Map].

On 03 Feb 1332 Thomas Furnival 1st Baron Furnivall (age 72) died at Sheffield [Map]. His son Thomas Furnival 2nd Baron Furnivall succeeded 2nd Baron Furnivall. Joan Verdun Baroness Furnivall (age 28) by marriage Baroness Furnivall.

In 1393 Gruffydd ap Nicholas Deheubarth was born to Nicolas ap Philip Deheubarth (age 38) and Jonet Unknown at Sheffield [Map].

On 26 Jun 1568 Archbishop Thomas Young (age 61) died in Sheffield [Map].

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

The River Rother rises at Clay Cross [Map] then flows through Chesterfield [Map] and Sheffield [Map] after which it joins the River Don which then flows through Rotherham [Map] to which the River Rother gives its name.

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Letters 1536. 02 May 1536. R. O. 787. Sir Anthony Babyngton (age 60) to Cromwell (age 51).

The Abbot of Bello Capite [Map] in Derbyshire is dead. Babyngton is one of the founders. "For the which your mastership was content a commission to have been granted in Lenten now last past, but for the bill that came of augmentation you bade to stay," till it was seen whether the house was to stand. My son John, your servant, was then appointed one of the commissioners. I beg, if other houses may stand by composition or pleasure of the King, that this may do so likewise. If it may, "for my wife's ancestors there lying, I will give your mastership 5 fodder lead, and my daily service at commandment in these parts." Will write to no other. 2 May, 28 Henry VIII.

Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.

The History of the Fanshawe Family by H C Fanshawe 1927 Chapter 1 Fanshawe Gate. The conjecture at p. 264 of the Memoirs, that Henry ffanshawe the younger, the first of the nine of his family to hold the post of Queen's or King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer, found his way to London from a remote Derbyshire village, through the good services of Sir Christopher More (King's Remembrancer, 1543-1549), is confirmed by various slight indications. In Wotton's Baronetage, though that is not a very reliable authority, it is stated that John Wolstenholme (b. c. 1520) was nephew of Henry Fanshawe and great-nephew of Sir - More1, which statement is however corroborated by Glover, the Derbyshire Historian. In addition to this link between the Fanshawe and More families there must have been some closer relationship as well. Henry Fanshawe, the Remembrancer, in his draft will of 1561, refers to William More, Esq.,* and to John More (undoubtedly the sons of Sir Christopher) as cousins; while Sir Christopher's daughter Margaret "Fynes,"' widow of Thomas Fiennes (the brother of Lord Dane) mentions a Fanshawe cousin; and Sir William More s daughter Alice, widow of Rickard Polstead, calls both the younger Henry Fanshawe's daughter Anne, and John Fanshawe's son Thomas, "cousin." If, as appears from this, Sir Christopher's children and grandchildren were cousins of the children and grandchildren of Henry Fanshawe the elder there must have been some More-Fanshawe relationship above the generation of Henry Fanshawe the Remembrancer, and his brother John; and their father (d. 1523) must, it seems, have married a More unless Sir Christopher's mother were a Fanshawe2.

Note 1. Sir William More was afterwards Chamberlain of the Exchequer, and was succeeded in that post by his son Sir George More in June, 1601.

Note 2. The More family was of Norton, and Sir Christopher's grand-father, Thomas More of Greenhill, is recorded as having married Elizabeth Parker of the Parker family of that place, from which the Earl of Macclesfield, Lord Chancellor, 1720-25, was descended. A More (de Mora), of Norton, is mentioned as far back as 1384, and John More of Greenhill left to the Abbot of Beauehief, in 1533, two silver spoons, though, as the Abbey was surrendered the year before the will was proved in 1537, the poor Abbot got none. It is probable that the family was the same as that of Mower of which many branches existed round Dronfield in the XVI.XVII. centuries. There can be little doubt that Sir Christopher was called to London by one of the Blyth Bishops of Salisbury, and Lichfield3, sons of William Blyth of Norton and his wife Saffery Austen, half sister of Archbishop Rotherham of York (d. 1500), and daughter of John Austen of Birley, in Beighton (see family of Blyth by Edward L. Z. Blyth, 1901). The Blytli family acquired a footing in Norton from William Chaworth in 1376: the arms granted to it in 1485 were: Ermine, three roes trippant, gu., armed or; the motto adopted by it being "Veritate Victoria." John Blyth, Master of the Rolls' 1492-94, and Bishop of Salisbury 1491, was the third son of William and Saffery; he was also Chancellor of Cambridge University in 14S5, and died on 23 August, 1499. His chantry tomb with his effigy sadly mutilated, now stands at the s. end of the South transept of Salisbury Cathedral. The 4th son, Geoffrey, became Bishop of Lichfield in 1503, was Lord president of Wales 1512-24, and died in 1530. He gave to King s Hall, now Trinity College, Cambridge, the cup presented to him by King Ladislaus of Hungary on the occasion ot the King's marriage in September, 150S. His tomb lias entirely disappeared from Lichfield Cathedral; but the chantry tomb which he erected to his father and mother 'in Norton Church still exists, and is said to have been the original cause of inspiration of Sir Thomas Chantrey. It is worthy of note that the small village or Norton gave to England two Bishops, a Master of the Polls, and a Lord Chancellor, "a Remembrancer of the Exchequer (an office in the XV / XVI centurv almost equal to that of the Chancellor of the Exchequer), and one of the greatest of English Sculptors, who lies buried under a massive slab of granite in the pretty graveyard of the parish in which he was born. It may be noted further, regarding the Blyth family, that Richard the youngest son of William and Saffery, married Catherine Birchett, of Birchett Hall, half way between Norton and Dronlield, and became Lord of the Manor of the latter place, and their descendant Charles, son, of Anthony Blyth, sold the manor of Norton to John Bullock, in 1622, the husband of Katherine Fanshawe; and that Geoffrey Blyth, grandson of William and Saffery, succeeded his uncle as Master of Kind's Hall, in 1524, dying in 1542 several of the Abbots of Beauchief [Map] had the name of Norton, being no doubt of Norton origin. John Sheffield, Abbot from lo26, surrendered the Abbey to the" Crown on 4 February, 1536-his predecessor from 1516 John Greenwood, would have been the Abbot under whom Henry Fanshawe was educated. On the surrender of the Abbey, its income from property was valued at £157, of which about one-fifth was derived from four farms in Dronfield, which ultimately came into the endowment fund of Dronfield Grammar school, throuhg the gift of Henrv Fanshawe.

Sir Christopher More, like most of his immediate descendants, is buried in the Loseley Chapel of the Churchy of St. Nicholas, Guildford. His age at his death, on 16 August, 1549, is not stated, but as his son William was born ca. 1518-9, and he himself had aquired half of the Loseley estate in the parish of Compton in 1515, it can hardly have been later than 1480, in which case he was nearly 70 when he died. In 1532 he acquired the remainder of the Loseley property and received permission to impark it: in the same year lie was Sheriff of Surrey, and again, six years later. He was knighted in 1537, and became King's Remembrancer m 1543. A sister of his was 3rd wife of Sir John More, the Judge, father of the Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More. Sir Christopher was married first to Margaret Mudge, who was mother of his son Sir William and secoX to Constance, daughter of Richard Sackville, widow of William Heneage. Sir William More (who rebuilt Losely and died in 1600) was succeeded in turn by his son Sir George More (d. 1632), Lieutenant of the Tower, Treasurer of Prince Henry, and Chamberlain of the Exchequer - also father of that Anne More whose wooing and wedding was so nearly fatal to John Donne. Sir William's eldest daughter, Elizabeth or Alice married first, in 1567, Richard Polsted, of Albury, Thomas Fanshawe contributing some hogsheads of wine and some fat, doose (does), to the wedding festivities: this lady is mentioned in the will of Anne (daughter of Henry) Fanshawe in 1584: Mrs Polsted married, as her second husband Sir John Wooley, Latin Secrtary to the Queen Elizabeth; and as her third, Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere, whose last wife was the Dowager Countess of Derby, Milton's "Cynosure of neighbouring eyes" while she resided at Harefield, near Denham.

Note 3. This was the common practice for securing reliable assistants in the XV. and XVI. centuries. Thus we find Robert Maryat "now attending with Mr. Fanshawe his majesty's Remembrancer in the Exchequer" was son of Richard Maryat, of Chesterfield, in which place Henry Fanshawe, and his brother Colyn, both owned lands.

The History of the Fanshawe Family by H C Fanshawe 1927 Chapter 1 Fanshawe Gate. Henry Fanshawe was the younger brother of John, who died at Dronfield, in February, 157S-9, at the age of 74; and was no doubt born about 1506. No doubt also he was educated at the school of Beauchief Abbey [Map], and probably he proceeded to London about the age of 16-17, in 1522-3. In the Grant to him of the reversion of the office of Remembrancer of the Exchequer-Patent Roll, 4 Eliz., part 5-he being then one of the clerks, "his good true and faithful service" in the business of the office, to the late Kings Henry VIII., Edward VI., and Queen Mary, and to Queen Elizabeth, is recorded; but the earliest mention of him in official records pertaining to the office, is when it is noted that he was one of the clerks of Mr. Sanders1.

Note 1. This was Sir Thomas Sanders, of Charlwood, Surrey, King's and Queen's Remembrancer, 1549-66, knighted by the Protector Somerset in 1547. He was married to Alice, daughter of Sir Edmund Walsingliam, Lieutenant of the Tower, see the History of Chislehurst, and left several sous and daughters; but his descendants in the male line died out in the second generation, and the estate was sold. One of its temporary owners being Sir Andrew King, the friend of Sir Richard Kanshawe. Nicholas Sanders, the unhappy Legate in Ireland. 1581-83, whose wretched death is so dramatically rendered in Westward Ho, belonged to this family. In the will of Sir Thomas the surname is spelt Saunders, but he was not any relation to Sir Edward Saunders, the Roman Catholic chief Baron of the Exchequer under Queens Mary and Elizabeth. In the Charlwood Church may still be seen the memorial brass erected to his father (d. 1544) by Sir Thomas, a curious parallel to that erected in Dronfield church by Thomas Fanshawe in 1578-80.

The History of the Fanshawe Family by H C Fanshawe 1927 Chapter 1 Fanshawe Gate. Some 25 years after he entered the Remembrancer's Office, he was able to purchase, in 1549, some of the confiscated lands of Beauchief Abbey [Map], which he left in trust by his will, for the foundation of the Dronfield Grammar School; and in January, 1561-2, he obtained from the Hospital of the Savoy the manor of Dengie1, Essex. In the same year he was specially admitted to the Inner Temple, being wrongly described as the son of John Fanshawe, and was granted the reversion of the post of Queen's Remembrancer, to which he succeeded about Michaelmas, 1566.

Note 1. The sale of the manor of Dengie, Essex, to Henry Fanshawe "generosus, unus clieor (clericorum) de Secio (Saccario) dnæ Reginai apud Westm.", was executed on 23 January, 3rd Elizabeth, 1560-61, by the Master of Savoy, Thomas Thurland, and his four chaplains, and was one of many similar sales of monastic an ecclesiastical and charitable property in the XVI. century; when it was challenged some years later, before the Bishop of London and the Lord Treasurer "Cecil, it was allowed to stand, therefore it probably did not differ in its circumstances from the generality of such transactions. Thurland had been deeply engaged in mining speculations in Cumberland and had sold other Hospital Property too, in this connection. He was suspended from office in 1570, but was reinstated, on conditions, 4 years later. The Hospital itself had but a short existence, having been opened only in 15617 under the provisions of the will of Henry VII. It was surrendered in 1553, but had two more years of life under Queen Mary, or some 38 years in all. Bishop Sheldon was master of the Hospital after 1660, and hence the church conference of 1661 was known as the Savoy Conference.

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02 Apr 1871. Census. 35 Conway Street, Brightside.

James Beverley (age 28). Head. Married. 28. Labourer in Iron. Born in Castleton, Derbyshire [Map].

Fanny Beverley (age 26). Wife. Married. 25. Born in Hope, Derbyshire [Map].

Susannah Jane Beverly (age 3). Daughter. 3. Born in Hope, Derbyshire [Map].

Ellen Beverly. Daughter. 1. Born in Sheffield.

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In 1691 Francis Jessop of Broom Hall, Sheffield died. William Jessop of Broom Hall, Sheffield (age 26) inherited Broom Hall, Sheffield.

On 08 Nov 1734 William Jessop of Broom Hall, Sheffield (age 69) died. His son James Jessop aka Darcy 2nd Baron Darcy of Navan had predeceased him without issue. His daughter Barbara Jessop and her husband Andrew Wilkinson of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire (age 37) inherited Broom Hall, Sheffield.

On 29 Mar 1784 Andrew Wilkinson of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire (age 87) died. Broom Hall, Sheffield was left to his eldest son, Rev. James Wilkinson.

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Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 827. This year was the moon eclipsed, on mid-winter's mass-night; and King Egbert (age 54), in the course of the same year, conquered the Mercian kingdom, and all that is south of the Humber, being the eighth king who was sovereign of all the British dominions. Ella, king of the South-Saxons, was the first who possessed so large a territory; the second was Ceawlin, king of the West-Saxons: the third was Ethelbert, King of Kent; the fourth was Redwald, king of the East-Angles; the fifth was Edwin, king of the Northumbrians; the sixth was Oswald, who succeeded him; the seventh was Oswy, the brother of Oswald; the eighth was Egbert, king of the West-Saxons (age 54). This same Egbert (age 54) led an army against the Northumbrians as far as Dore, where they met him, and offered terms of obedience and subjection, on the acceptance of which they returned home.

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Europe, British Isles, England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield, Ecclesfield, Church of St Mary [Map]

Church of St Mary, Ecclesfield [Map]. To Do List. The grave of Joseph Hunter (1783–1861), a prominent antiquarian and archivist, and author of the important local history Hallamshire (1819), can be found in the churchyard, at plot 3, grave 1125. Also buried in the churchyard are Alexander John Scott, chaplain to Horatio Nelson, who was present at his death at the Battle of Trafalgar. Sir Richard Watts has a fine alabaster memorial in Ecclesfield church.

Sheffield Castle

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On 26 Jul 1538 George Talbot 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 70) died at Wingfield, Suffolk. He was buried at Sheffield Cathedral [Map]. His son Francis Talbot 5th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 38) succeeded 5th Earl of Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford, 10th Baron Furnivall, 14th Baron Strange Blackmere, 11th Baron Talbot.

Before 16 Jan 1567 Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford (age 42) died. On 16 Jan 1567 she was buried in Sheffield Cathedral [Map].

On 24 Feb 1810 Henry Cavendish (age 78) died. He was buried at Sheffield Cathedral [Map].

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Raphe WATERHOUSE of Heyfeild: 21 April 1602

In the name of god Amen the xixth dae of Januarie Ano Dony 1601 Ano Regine Elizabeth Quadrag osimo Quarto (44th): I Raphe Waterhouse of Heyfeild in the Countie of Derbie Being sicke in Bodie, but in mynde Good & pfecte remembrance praysed be god knowinge the [Certeyntie] of death & uncerteyntie of the houre & time therof Doe make this my last will & Testamt in manr & forme ffollo inge: ffirst I comitt my soule to Allmythie god my maker trustinge through the merits of C[hrists] passion to be one of gods electe & my bodie to be buried in the Church of Glossopp where I am [parish]ner

Itm I geve to Thomas WATERHOUSE my brother & to his heires for ever all my houses in Heyfeild [ ] Apptenences: And allsoe all my houses & grounds in kinder bancke [Map] wth all A[comodities] to them belong inge: Allsoe I geve to my said brother Thomas the some of xiij£ vjs viijd of lawfull money of England to be treulie paid unto hym or his assignes att the nexte [midsomr] after my decease: Allsoe I geve to my said brother Thomas xxvj sheepe Itm I geve to John WATERHOUSE my brother & to his heires for ever All my houses landes sett lyinge & beinge in Bowdonheade [Map] wth all Comodities pfitts & easements to them belongeinge wth all & single their Apprtenances

Itm I geve to Lawrence HALL of ffullwoode my brother in lawe the sume of xvij£ of lawfull money of England to be well & treulie paid him or his Assignes wtin the space of xij monethes next after my decease upon the condicon that the said Lawrence HALL shall assine his towe sones Lawrance HALL & Edwarde HALL of all his lands in Yorkeshire or elleswhere, when the space of xij monethes next after my decease: wch thinge yf He refuse to doe my will is that the said xvij£ shalbe delivered to some faithfull & trustie frende to the onelie use & behalf of the said towe sones Lawrence & Edwarde:

Itm I geve to Mr Gualter NORMANSELL vs Itm I geve to Raphe ARMEFEILD a sone of Raphe ARMEFEILD of Heyfeild one yewe houge

Itm I geve to Raphe PLATTS sone of Thurston platts of little Heyfeild a yewe houge

Itm I geve to Raphe BRADBURIE of Heyfeild ijs vjd

The rest of all my goods (after my funerall expences & the legacies herincontayned) be discharged of my whole goods by my bretheren Thomas & John shalle devided Betwixt my said brothers Thomas & John whom I do make them my Executors of this my last will & Testamt & Thomas HEWARDE of Raworth the yonger & Thomas BAWDON of Heyfield the older my ov'rseers to them I geve either of them vs in token of my good will trustinge they will see this my last will in poynts discharged to the health of my soule

Witnesses Gualter NORMANSELL; Raphe BRADBURIE

Debts owinge to me are theise

Inprimis Robte RIDGWAIE vij£

John BRAMALL son of Ottiwill BRAMALL xijs

Itm Thurston PLATTS iiij£

Edward WALKELATT of ludworth vjsvid

Itm Edward HARRISON of Calver iij£

Willm WOODE of ludworth vs

Itm Lawrence HALL iij£ iijs iiijd

Itm Raphe BEARDE xls

Suma debitey xxij£ vijs

Atrewe Inventorie of all the goodes of Raphe WATERHOUSE of Heyfeilde latelie deceased prised & valued by Robte RIDWAIE Thomas SMITH, Godphreye BOWDEN Willm HYDE the ffirst daie of ffebruarie Ano Donj 1601

Inprimis his purse girdle & apparrell xlvjs iijd

Itm his sworde & dagger vjs viijd

Itm in beddinge & a peare of bedstoks xxxvijs

Itm three chists xxijs

Itm a brasse pott vijs

Itm sixe kyne ix£

Itm ij heffers liijs iiijd

Itm xxvij sheepe iiij£ vjs viijd

Suma totalis xj£ ixs iiijd