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I'm working through the 1719 Will of my ?x great grandmother who in this will left land to her four grandchildren. Her address is Lane End, Bridghouse. Other land mentioned are Pye Bank, Neepsend and Woodside near Brightside Bierlow. I'm guessing these blocks, some which were about three acres, were close together.
I've checked Picture Sheffield and found some useful information. However, my query for the moment relates to the mention that some of the land is "holden" to the Lord of the Manor. Does this mean she leased or rented it in today's terms? Also can anyone help with who might have been the Lord about this period?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Have you checked with Sheffield Archives to see if any court rolls exist for this period for Bridgehouses. These should tell you if she owned the land.
Bev, see this link to understand COPYHOLD and Manorial Rights
I believe the Lord of the Manor would be the Duke of Norfolk. In 1719 this would be the 9th Duke Edward Howard