Thrybergh Ravenfield Dalton

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            Pronounced locally Thrybur  Old English Triberg

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The eighteenth Century saw the introduction of many Schools in England, a lot of them being charity Schools with endowments.

John Saville acquired Thrybergh around 1705 from Leonard Reresby, who was placed in the embarrassing position of selling Reresby acquisitions to pay off gambling debts incurred by his brother William. Facts of this exchange are still under research. The estate was then inherited by Elizabeth Saville the heiress of John Saville. Elizabeth married a John Finch, and they had a son named Saville Finch.


Parish of Ecclesfield: Shiregreen and Wincobank
FILE - Surrender and admission: Sheffield - ref.  Bar D/145  - date: 16 Jan 1711
[from Scope and Content] Court Baron of Thomas Duke of Norfolk. Adam Hawkesworth of Shiregreen, to Samuel Baine of Thrybergh. Property at Wincobank.

FILE - Bond - ref.  Bar D/150  - date: 16 Jan 1711
[from Scope and Content] Adam Hawkesworth of Shiregreen to Samuel Baine, clerk, of Thrybergh in 300, for payment of 150 to redeem lands mortgaged at Wincobank.
FILE - Bond - ref.  Bar D/146  - date: 30 May 1712
[from Scope and Content] Adam Hawkesworth of Shiregreen to Samuel Baine, clerk, of Thrybergh, in 1,000 for the payment of 500 and the suffering of a recovery of property at Wincobank.
FILE - Copy Surrender and Admission: Sheffield - ref.  Bar D/139  - date: 6 Jul 1716
[from Scope and Content] Court Baron of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk. Adam Hawkesworth of Shiregreen, Jonas Hawksworth, one of his brothers, Samuel Baine, clerk, of Thrybergh and John Browne of Sheffield to Robert Scholler of Rowsley. Bovate and a half of land at Wincobank. Fine 6d.

The Church had a School by around 1715, this was encouraged by Elizabeth Saville, at this time boys only were taught.
The old rectory was demolished and replaced with a house that had 12 rooms by Elizabeth in 1753, who even incurred the cost.


Settlement before marriage of Saml. Saville, esq., of Thrybergh (Yorks.), and Eliz., dau. of Robt. Frank, esq., of Pontefract (Yorks.), and related deed


 Will of David Hart, Yeoman of Thrybergh , Yorkshire Date 13 May 1742


FILE - Assignment of bond for payment of 100 - ref.  SY570/Z/4/5  - date: 15 October 1726
[from Scope and Content] Made by Lionel Copley to William Withers of Thrybergh, clerk (26 April 1714), by Withers to John Tooker of Moorgate, Rotherham esq., with the consent of Mary Copley widow of Lionel


John Platt was born in Thrybergh on the 9th March 1728 he was to become famous as a architect and mason.

Domine Well

a Lease and release - ref.  213/C/38/6  - date: 4/5 June 1767 John Platt of Rotherham, architect and Samuel Walker of Masbrough, gent. of a messuage, barns, etc. at Domine Well, now divided into several tenements (tenants John Platt, Samuel Walker, Catherine Mellor widow and John Wildsmith).

Lease and release - ref.  213/C/38/7  - date: 14/15 June 1772 John Platt and Samuel Walker jnr. Bond in 1000 - ref.  213/C/38/8  - date: 15 June 1772 By John Platt and Samuel Walker jnr. to Samuel Walker snr. to indemnify against claims to dower by Platt's wife.

Final concord - ref.  213/C/38/9  - date: Morrow of All Souls, 13GIII (3 November 1772) Between Samuel Walker plt. and John Platt and Ann his wife dfts. of 1 messuage, 3 cottages, 3 shops, 1 garden, 1 orchard and 1 acre land at Rotherham.

Wortley Hall  rebuilding of the west wing by John Platt of Rotherham

St Paul, Sheffield, was Roman Doric, with baroque features. Who the architect was is uncertain: John Platt II (1728-1810), who built the upper stages of the tower in 1769-72, recorded that it had been built by 'Mr Tunnicliffe and my Uncle John Platt'. The elder Platt, however, practised only as a builder;


Ashford: The Marble Forks in this village, where the black and grey marbles found in the vicinity are sawn and polished, were the first of the kind ever established in Great Britain. They were originally constructed about sixty years ago, by the late Mr. Henry Watson, of  Bakewell: but though a patent was obtained to secure the profits of the invention, the advantages were not commensurate with the expectations that had been formed. The present proprietor is Mr. John Platt, architect of Rotherham, ir. Yorkshire, who rents the quarries at Ashford, where the black marble is obtained.


Wheatsheaf Hotel, Doncaster Gate
FILE - Lease and release - ref.  289/B/2/2  - date: 8/9 June 1742
[from Scope and Content] 2) Mary White of Thrybergh, widow of William White of Thrybergh, miller.


FILE - Assignment - ref.  BFM/351  - date: 15 Jul 1748
[from Scope and Content] Richard Frank of Campsall, esquire (being trustee of a lease for supporting the uses declared) to John Hoare of Darrington, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife, and after the death of Elizabeth to Sarah Savile of Darrington, spinster, daughter and heir of Samuel Savile, late of Thrybergh. The tithe corn of Darrington and Wentbridge, with the tithe barn and appurtenances (but excepting the vicarage of Darrington) leased to Frank for the lives of Charles Greenwood, esquire, Sarah Savile and Michael Scrimshire of Pontefract, gentleman or the longest liver; for 10 p.a. to be paid to the Archbishop of York or his assignes.


Elizabeth died in 1767 and her son Saville Finch became the new lord of the Manor, shortly after he married Judith Fullerton, the couple had no children.   Saville Finch  died in 1788. An assignment of mortgage in fee by lease and release dated 25th and 26th of November 1796 of Judith Finch of Thrybergh, Yks, widow and divisee and execx in the will of Saville Finch esq.

Judith Finch took on the task of running the estate, and introduced quite a few changes to the lives of Thrybergh folk.  The Thrybergh folk were compelled to attend church twice on a Sunday.

Weston Fullerton the brother of Judith was left Thrybergh in Judith's will when she passed away in 1809, however Weston had no interest in the Thrybergh estate, and passed it on to John Fullerton.
 John Fullerton had a daughter named Frances who married A Rev. Charles Smith and it is from this marriage the linage of Fullerton Smith derived.
 Copy assignment of mortgage in fee by lease and release dated 25th and 26th November 1796 Judith Finch of Thrybergh, Yks, widow and divisee and execx in the will of Saville Finch esq.


Passed Ano triccimo Septimo G E O R G E  III. Regis:
Being the First Session of the Eighteenth Parliament of Great Britain.

48. An act for dividing and enclosing the common fields, and waste lands, within the township of Dalton, in the leveial  parishes of Rotherham and Thrybergh  in the weft riding of the county of York.

In 1780 Wililliam Wainwright was born in Thrybergh he was to serve with the 18th Dragoons (Light) from 1799 until his discharge in 1819 at the age of 39


Will of Robert Callis, Yeoman of Thrybergh , Yorkshire Date 30 May 1789


1797 There was an Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Township of Dalton, in the several Parishes of Rotherham and Thrybergh, in the West Riding of the County of York.

John Liversidge, was a farmer at Thrybergh in 1798

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