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  1. Harry was the son of Arthur Wragg and Nellie Hunter. His father Arthur won many cups for athletics and boxing in his younger days.
    The old Bell is where the racing career of Harry began. Harry's dad went in to the pub one night, and struck up a conversation with a man who had come from Newmarket stables to collect a Sheffield youngster who had signed on to become a stable lad...but the youngster had had a change of heart. Harry's dad offered his son as a substitute (it was a time of high unemployment) and the boy went on to earn fame and fortune, nicknamed "The Head Waiter" because he timed his push for the winning post with such perfection.

    Arthur Wragg and my grandfather Frank Wragg were brothers.


  2. Nathan

    These are not Court Rolls, they are Wills.

    The Eckington Court Rolls are available at Sheffield Archives from 1793 and are with the Sitwell Papers.

    Reference MD8099

    Alternative Reference number 1996/26

    TitleAshton, Morton, Slack, Solicitors, Sheffield

    Description Manor of Eckington court rolls (vols. 12-17), 1783-1935;

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  4. I realise this is an old post, BUT I have been transcribing the Ecclesall Bierlow Union Workhouse, Register of Inmates and noticed that some of the Belgian refugees were admitted to the workhouse in October 1914 reference NHS 21/5/6/3. This might have been temporary.

    Not relevant to "Quakers" but I know that you are interested in the Belgian refugees.


  5. We S&DFHS have never been approached by Ancestry. The first records to go on Find my Past were the NBI records through the Federation of FH Societies, this was when the site was known as 1837 online.

    This is the statement released by the archives in 2013 and printed in our journal.

    Sheffield Archives has recently committed to two separate projects involving the digitisation of archives by commercial suppliers. The first, in association with Find My Past, will see an estimated 15 million Yorkshire Anglican parish register records for the years c. 1538 - c. 1920 made available via the internet. This will include images of the registers, as well as transcripts. The Yorkshire-based project has established a 'Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium' comprising all Diocesan archives in the historic Diocese of York (apart from West Yorkshire which has already signed a contract with a supplier). In addition to Sheffield, the consortium includes the Borthwick Institute (University of York), Doncaster Archives, North Yorkshire County Record Office and Teesside Archives.

    The involvement of both Doncaster and Sheffield Archives (with coverage of the whole of the Diocese of Sheffield) means that for the first time access to key genealogical content for all of South Yorkshire will be available worldwide, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. It is hoped that the digitised records will be available within the next eighteen to twenty-four months. Microfiche copies of parish registers, and more recent original volumes that have not been copied, will continue to be available for free at Sheffield Archives.

    Sheffield Archives is also part of a national digitisation project led by the National Archives and the U.K. Archives and Records Association. Involvement here will see digital images of the city's school admission registers, c. 1860 - 1914, made available via the internet. The timescale for release is similar to that for the parish registers, and once again existing surrogates and original volumes (falling without the 75 year restricted access period) will continue to be made available for free.


  6. We (S&DFHS) submitted the 1831 Nether Hallam census.

    FMP have filmed all the Anglican registers at the Sheffield archives.

    I have also checked and it does appear that only the bishops transcripts are available for marriages at the present time, apart from all our baptism, marriage and burial registers transcriptions. We get a royalty payment for every hit on our transcriptions from FMP.

    They are releasing the records slowly from the Yorkshire consortium. Some of the Doncaster registers are now online.

    We are now concentrating on transcribing all the non-conformist registers as FMP did not film these.


  7. FMP announcement

    Today we’re delighted to announce that we’ve published almost 4 million parish records in partnership with the Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium. We’ve worked with six Yorkshire archives to make these records available online for the very first time. The Yorkshire Collection comprises beautiful scanned images of the original handwritten registers from 1538 to 1989, alongside fully searchable transcripts of the original documents.

    The first phase of this landmark project, released today, includes nearly a million parish records from North Yorkshire County Record Office, Doncaster Archives and Local Studies, East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service, Teesside Archives and Sheffield Archives and Local Studies, as well as over 3 million parish records and Bishop’s Transcripts from the Borthwick Institute for Archives (University of York), which cover the whole of Yorkshire including West Yorkshire. Further Yorkshire parish records will be released in 2015.

    As the provenances of the records are defined by historical, rather than modern boundaries, areas now outside of today’s Yorkshire are also covered, such as County Durham. On completion this will be the most comprehensive online repository of Yorkshire family history records anywhere in the world.

  8. Sheffield archives have signed an agreement with FMP to digitise all their Anglican parish registers and place the actual images on their site. This will be happening within the next 12 months.(release date Nov 2013)

    "Leading UK family history website findmypast.co.uk has today announced at the Who Do You Think You Are Live Show at London’s Olympia that it has been awarded a contract by Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium. This significant new project will lead to the publication online for the very first time of millions of historic records from archives across the whole of Yorkshire.

    The Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium comprises the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service, the Borthwick Institute for Archives (University of York), the North Yorkshire County Record Office, Teesside Archives, Sheffield Archives and Local Studies, and Doncaster Archives and Local Studies.
    Together these services hold the parish registers for a large proportion of Yorkshire, England’s largest historic county.

    Spanning the years from 1538 into the twentieth century, the records cover parish church registers and bishops’ transcripts from most of Yorkshire, including entries relating to:

    S&D FHS have already submitted all their transcriptions to Findmypast including Derbyshire Lane cemetery, marriages, baptisms and burials from various churches.

  9. David.

    The baptisms and burials were taken from the Sheffield & District FHS transcriptions. I should have known better than to just check FIRTH, as I have done some research for a lady in Canada in the past into a FIRTH family and should have been aware that it is often recorded as FRITH.

    Baptisms at SS Peter & Paul (cathedral)

    17 Jul 1814 Herriet (sic) dau of John and Mary FRITH of Sheffield, Book-keeper born 20 June 1814

    John is in the transcriptions I have, again recorded as FRITH.


  10. Looking at the baptisms at SS Peter & Paul (cathedral) I found these.

    7 April 1809 Mary dau of John and Mary FIRTH, Book-keeper born 17 March 1809

    22 Nov 1812 Thomas son of John and Mary FIRTH, Book-keeper born 25 October 1812

    8 March 1818 George son of John and Mary FIRTH. Book-keeper. Born 8 March 1818

    7 April 1816 William son of John and Mary FIRTH, Book-keeper Born 17 March 1816

    Burials at the same church

    7 July 1822 John FIRTH aged 11 son of John a Book-keeper of Sheffield Mill Sands

    15 Sept 1822 Thomas FIRTH aged 10 son of John Book-keeper of Sheffield Mill Sands

    3 April 1825 John FIRTH aged 39 a Book-keeper.of Sheffield Mill Sands

    This might be the 1841 census for George. Don't forget that ages were supposed to be rounded down in this census to the nearest 5 or zero.Note that the address is the same as the two burials.

    Firth, George of Mill Sands, Sheffield North. Aged 20 years.
    (Piece #1335/13, folio 40a, enumeration district 31.)

    Firth, Mary of Mill Sands, Sheffield North. Aged 64 years.
    (Piece #1335/13, folio 40a, enumeration district 31.)

    From the information above George's father John (the book-keeper) was born approx. 1786 so is unlikely to be the father of Thomas FIRTH (b.1789)


  11. Tinsley Park cemetery.

    Section H Grave 140 consecrated

    28 Nov 1960 George Edward FROGGATT aged 77 (retired) of 13 Bowden Wood Crescent.

    28 Nov 1961 Sarah Ann FROGGATT aged 69 (widow) of 13 Bowden Wood Crescent.

    Are these the burials you are looking for, exactly 1 year apart.

  12. Hi can anyone help again please, I'm looking for information on behalf of my wife's family. Name Herbert Baines born about 1898 I think his fathers name was Charles, but not sure what part of Sheffield they lived in.Herbert was orphaned when he was about 5 years old.He moved to the Mansfield Notts area.but dont know when.

    I would start by obtaining the marriage certificate from the GRO...this will give you his father's name and occupation. Do you know who he married?


  13. There are 3 burials in this grave,

    Section YA grave 13, non-consecrated.

    Mary TURNER aged 55 wife of Aaron of 90 Sanderson St buried 29 march 1891

    Ellen Maria McCARTHY aged 47 wife of Michael of 15 Stovin Road.buried 8 Aug 1907

    Michael McCARTHY aged 57 labourer of 7 Turin St buried 13 Feb 1916

    Does Mary TURNER fit into your family? If not then it could be a transcription error on the plot number.


  14. The baptisms for Sheffield are at SS Peter & Paul (Parish church later cathedral)

    24 Oct 1813 born 2 Oct 1813. Ann dau of John & Elizabeth WARRISS. Moulder

    14 Apr 1811 born 31 March 1811 Sarah dau of John & Elizabeth WARRISS. Moulder

    If you are looking at baptisms on the IGI, be aware that there is another John & Elizabeth WARRISS baptising children in this time frame BUT his occupation is a Filecutter.

    I have the transcription but there is no Mary or Hannah listed for this couple.


  15. Sheffield & District FHS have transcribed the cathedral baptisms from 1813-1875, they are available on disc and we have also submitted them to Find My Past which is a pay to view site.

    The baptism you mentioned in your early post is this one.

    Baptised 24 Oct 1813 George son of George and Sarah HAGUE, Father's occupation Farmer. born 26 Sept 1813