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NOBLE FAMILIES OF THRYBERGH
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1676 on the 20th September a receipt for payment in
settlement of three closes in Bringforth Acknowledgement of Mathew Askwith
and John Chadwick for £163. 90 received of Sir John Reresby
Sir John Reresby,of Thrybergh, reported July I7, I677 that: " Severall persons with their wiues and children (in all to near the nomber off 200) many of them Quaquers and other dissenters, inhabitants about Sheffield and the adjoining parts of Nottingrhamshire and Darbyshr. (the principall of them sectaries but the rest able servants and labourers) haue lately gone and are euery day as yet going by the way of Hull to transport themselves to an Island in America called west Jarsey, and are dayly followed by others upon the same design."
Sir John was very perturbed upon discovering this and in his role as Deputy of the Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Danby, requested instructions regarding stopping the ships. He also wrote a letter to the Secretary to the Duke of York for verification of this migration. The man organizing the migration was a Richard Mathews a Quaker of Sheffield, who said, that the island called New Jersey or West Jersey, two hundred miles in length and sixty miles over, as yet uninhabited, had been bought from his Highness, with implied " Libertie to send ouer inhabitants to plant the same." Before the Commands and instructions had been received from the King and the Duke, Mathews found himself charged at the Barnsley Sessions with enticing away servants from their masters, and leaving the realm without leave, and he had been bound over to the next Assizes to make his defense. However Sir John had made a blunder and perhaps would have been better off acquiring more knowledge of the situation.
Good Cosin By the vacancy of Sr. Sal:
Swale there is like to bee a new Election att Aldborough, which I doubt not
but you know the dispute is about the numbers of Electors. To prevent that
dispute I have writt to Mr Wentworth and proposed two Expedients: either to
have his own votes added to the number of mine by consent of the Burrough,
or that Sr Jo: Reresby shall give no disturbance to the manner of electing
in case he may be assured not to bee any further disturbed as to his
Election: but if neither of these proposalls will satisfy, I conceive itt
will bee a safe way for you to follow the Presidents of the nine for [y Cour?]
returne by w(hi)ch all that I can heare of have [?-] then to alter that
practice, itt being a contest wherein the return will certainly be
questioned, if the matter bee not composed by consent, and therefore I would
have you as little concerned in the quarrell as may bee, but as much as you
please in the accomodation bee twixt such worthy Gentlemen I will take this
opportunity of presenting you my servile and assuring you that I am
The Sheffield Cutlers
In I679, Sir John was invited to the Cutler Feast in Sheffield, agreeing to attend on the following terms " to give their votes for the knights of the shire as I should direct them" However Sir John was to write after the feast
" August 28th. ÑI went with my wife and family to the Cutlers' Feast at Sheffield, with some neighbours; I took with me the number of nearly thirty horse. The Master and Wardens, attended by an infinite crowd, met me at the entrance into the town with music and hautboys. I alighted from my coach and went afoot with the Master to the Hall, where we had an extraordinary dinner; but it was at the charge of the Reresby, who attended the Feast"
" In my return from Buxton, where I went on the eleventh for my wife's health, I returned by Chatsworth, where the good Lord Devonshire received me with great kindness. I sent my wife the direct way, and met her at Sheffield, where the Corporation of Cutlers, and some principal men of the town, hearing that I was to pass that way, came to see me at my inn, and with great importunity prevailed with me, not- withstanding their late ingratitude (for in a neighbourhood where Providence hath placed one to live, and one's family to abide, as one that hath power must sometimes resist ill things, so one must sometimes forgive), to receive a treat they had prepared for me then; as also to dine at their feast a week after, or thereabouts."
Mr. Thynnes Murder
"The captain and the other two that were guilty of Mr Thynne's murder, were hanged in the same street where it was committed. The captain died without any expression of fear, or laying any guilt upon Count Coningsmark. Seeing me in my coach as he passed by in the cart to execution, he bowed to me with a steady look, as he did to those he knew amongst the spectators, before he was turned off; in fine, his whole carriage, from his first being apprehended till the last, relished more of gallantry than religion".
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Ordnance of York
FILE - Survey of York - ref. D(W)1778/III/O/2 -
date: 16 November 1682-1685
Brawl at Rotherham
I682 July I8 At an assembly attended by Sir John Reresby, Mr Jessop of Rotherham, and other justices at Rotherham Sessions, Sir John was raising the issue of a more rigorous persecution of Nonconformists, an issue Mr. Jessop was strongly opposed to. Strong words were used to which Sir John took offence, he attacked Mr. Jessop by throwing a lead standish at his head drawing blood, swords were drawn and only intervention by Mr. Jessops son saved further bloodshed. Sir John recorded this event thus:
" The laws having been put more vigorously into execution against Nonconformists of late than heretofore, Mr. Jessop (a known favourer of dissenters) made some scruple to join us in that proceeding. After a long debate in a private room to satisfy his doubts on that point, he cast some reflections on the proceedings of the justices in their former sessions as well as on those there present, declaring that all their proceedings and warrants were illegal; to which I replied that it was something saucy to arraign so many gentlemen of quality concerned in the commission of the peace for his single opinion. He (Jessop) stood up and retorted with great insolency 'You are very impudent.' At which words I (Reresby) took up a leaden standish (he sitting behind a table and at some distance from me) and threw it at his face, where the edge lighting upon his cheek, cut it through. We afterwards drew our swords, and I went into the middle of the chamber, but the company prevented his following of me, and afterwards reconciled us. I was sorry for this accident, it happening at a sessions of the peace, but the provocation could not be passed over."
After receiving no further invites to the Cutlers Feast at Sheffield Sir John reasoned that it was the skirmish with Mr Jessop to blame. Oliver Haywood relates that Mr Jessops protest was heeded and at a following trial a Mr. Bloom was prosecuted on on the Five Mile Act, Mr. Benton for conventicles, and Mr. Wadsworth for absence from church, a leniant judgement was passed.
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