I am trying to find out where one of my ancestors came from.
I have a copy of a Will dated 1669.
It reads I Rebecca Machon of GRANGE BRIG in the Parish of Ecclesfield in the County of York. 1669
Ecclesfield was a huge parish at this time and I have a feeling this area could be close to Nether Shire which I believe is part of Shire Green now.I believe that there was also a family of Machon's from Scholes as well. So the same general area.
Any Suggestions please.
Anyone know of a detailed Map of the area in the 1600's????
I have looked at "Old Maps" and I believe I have to pay for them as they are very tiny.
Could it be Grange Bridge?
I looked on old-maps.co.uk and found a Grange Bridge on Grange Lane on a 1854-1855 map. Its just east of Buttertwaite Wheel, Ecclesfield and is near Thundercliffe Grange. Grange Lane stills exists.
The co- ordinates are 437625 393606
Hope this may help.
May 1, 2012 - 6:49PM
Re: Grange Brig Ecclesfield Parish 1669.
From the description of a hunt after hare, 1863 (pussy/puss=a female hare):
...She steerd away to Raisin Hall, and then to Piper lane, and then to Sheffield Lane end, then up the valley to Mr. Wiles' farm, at Creswick, and near to Hill-top farm, through Mr. Vickers' farm, at Dow-royd, passed Toad-hole, near to Southey Green;-- there the hounds were in full view, which caused pussy to try fresh ground;-- then through Mr. Thomas Vickers' farm, and through Mr. Wiles' farm, and then over the knoll to the Town-fields, near to Ecclesfield. There she crossed the road for Grange Bridge, and forced her way onto Low Shire-green side; there pussy tried for Woolly Wood, but her efforts were in vain, and she steered away to Shire-green