Abney with Highlow

Extract from White's Gazetteer and General Directory of Sheffield & Twenty Miles round, 1852.
Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2012

ABNEY is a small township, 4 miles N.E. of Tideswell, containing 1100 acres and 99 souls. H. Bowles, Esq., is lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to the Earl of Newburgh. Here is a small Methodist Chapel. The following are the FARMERS, and those marked * are at Abney Grange:- Mrs. Martha Bagshaw, Rachael Bagshaw, Robert Bagshaw*, Thos. Bagshaw, Fras. Barker, Geo. Bland*, Thos. Wm. Bocking*, Joseph Bocking, Henry Eyre, John Fox, Robt. Middleton*, Thos. Middleton, Fras. Redfern, George Rose, Fras. Townsend, Wm. Walker, and Robert Wright.

HIGHLOW township, 1½ mile W.S.W. of Hathersage, has only 34 inhabitants. The Duke of Devonshire is owner of the soil, and the FARMERS, &c. are Mary Frith, vict., Plough; Saml. Frost, joiner; Joseph Hickinson, shoemaker; John Bagshaw, Eliz. and Geo. Hickinson, My. How, Wm. Hudson, and Robert Jackson.
[White's Gazetteer and General Directory of Sheffield & Twenty Miles round, 1852]

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