RefNoWWM/BrP
TitlePapers of the Bright Family of Carbrook, Sheffield, and Badsworth (1623-1752)
AdminHistoryStephen Bright of Carbrook (1583-1642) was employed by the Earl of Arundel and Surrey as bailiff and collector for his Sheffield estates.

The accounts include Ecclesall, of which Bright purchased a lease from the crown.

His son, Colonel (afterwards Sir) John Bright (1619-1688) was Commissioner for sequestering the estates of delinquents in the West Riding during the Civil War, High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1654-1656 and one of the Commissioners for the West Riding for disbanding the army, 1660-1661.

Sir John married (1) Catherine Lister (née Hawksworth) (2) Elizabeth Norcliffe (3) Francis Vane (née Liddell) (4) Susannah Wharton. His heir was his grandson John Liddell, who assumed the surname of Bright (d.1737). His son Thomas left a daughter Mary as his sole issue and heiress. She married the 2nd Marquis of Rockingham in 1752.

The accounts of the Bright estate are thereafter recorded with the Marquis's estate accounts.

This section includes records of Bright's personal affairs as well as public business and estate records of the Earl of Arundel.
DescriptionAccount and cash books of Sir John Bright's time, 1629 - 1714 (WWM/BrP/1)

Account and cash books for the time of John Bright (1671 - 1735), Esq., (né Liddell), 1693 - 1716 (WWM/BrP/2)

Rentals, accounts etc. of the Lordship of Hallamshire and members, c.1610 - 1651 (WWM/BrP/3)

Sir John Bright's (1619 - 1688) papers concerning Handsworth, particularly the coalpits, 1640 - 1683 (WWM/BrP/4)

Manor of Badsworth, 1650 - 1742 (WWM/BrP/5)

A particular survey and terrier of all the lands and grounds of Stephen Bright in Westwell, Mosbrough and Eckington, 1627 (WWM/BrP/6)

Papers of Sir John Bright (1619 - 1688) as one of the Commissioners for the West Riding appointed under the act for the disbanding the army and paying the forces of the kingdom, 1660 (WWM/BrP/7)

Papers of Sir John Bright (1619 - 1688) connected with his term as High Sheriff for Yorkshire, 1654 - 1656 (WWM/BrP/8)

General correspondence of Sir John Bright (1619 - 1688), 1645 - 1675 (WWM/BrP/9)

Papers of Sir John Bright (1619 - 1688) as trustee for various persons, 1628 - 1685 (WWM/BrP/10)

Papers of Sir Richard Hawksworth (1596 - 1659), 1624 - 1660 (WWM/BrP/11)

Manor and parish of Ecclesall, 1639 - 1774 (WWM/BrP/12)

Steward's accounts etc. for Ecclesall, Sheffield, Westwell, Bamforth, in the collection of John and William Battie, 1715 - 1752 (WWM/BrP/13)

Accounts, etc. for Badsworth, Billingley, Milnhouse, Ackworth etc., mainly connected with Timothy Kiplin, 1699 - 1734 (WWM/BrP/14)

Various rentals, etc, 18th cent (WWM/BrP/15)

Correspondence etc., of John Bright (1671 - 1735), esquire, 1699 - c. 1723 (WWM/BrP/16)

Miscellaneous, [c. 1625 - 1687] (WWM/BrP/17)

Acquittances, c. 1611 - 1688 (WWM/BrP/18)

Militia business, 17th - 18th cent (WWM/BrP/19)

Accounts of Sir Richard Hawkesworth as Treasurer for the lame soldiers (for the West Riding), c. 1628 - 1638 (WWM/BrP/20)

Sheffield Estates, 1619 - 1641 (WWM/BrP/21)

Various, 1625 - [c. 1715] (WWM/BrP/22)
Date[c. 1558] - 1774
Extentapprox. 213 items
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