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Marple Hall , Bradshaws and Isherwoods.


Series of Folders containing items relating to Marple Hall / Bradshaws / Isherwoods.
Stored in the bottom drawer of cabinet B on the right hand side of the archive room.


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Collection Items

Historical manuscripts commission, National Register of Archives - List of Estate papers relating to Marple Hall.
Sixteen A3 sheets prepared by Cheshire Records Office, Historical Manuscripts Commission, National Register of Archives, listing documents in their care, relating to the Marple Hall Estate with dates ranging from 1606 to 1873. The documents listed…

Bradshaw Isherwood Family Tree and birth/death list - Bradshaw-Isherwoods
Several photocopied documents relating to family trees of Bradshaw Isherwoods of Marple and Wibersley. (a) 3 sheets family tree of Bradshawe and Isherwood of Marple based on MSS of the Rev John Watson, Stockport, Marple and Disley Registers, Marple…

The Arms of the Winnington Family
Illustration of the coat of arms of the Winnington Family. Image of plaque on page taken from The Marple Website Virtual Tour. The plaque itself was in the care of Marple Hall School when the photo was taken.

The Indenture for Marple Hall (Two Accounts)
Two typed copies of indentures. One dated from 1606 between Sir Edward Stanley of Thonge, Salopp and Henry Bradshaw th'elder of Marple and thought to be referring to Marple Hall, Wibersley Hall and The Place.
Second dated 1614 between Henry…

Henry Bradshaw 1606-1620. Short History plus photos of Place (Peace Farm)
Photocopy of single document giving brief history of Henry Bradshaw I 1602 - 1620 with photocopy of picture showing The Place - site now a Co-op petrol station at the junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road.

The "House we Lost" Exhibition - cutting from Living Edge 2001 (Marple Hall)
Flyer giving information of an exhibition entitled "The House we Lost" from 1996.
Magazine article from "Living Edge" dated Feb 2001, "Postcards from the Past" showing Marple Hall with photograph and brief history

Henry Bradshaw II  (       - 1654)
One page from exhibition giving brief history of Henry Bradshaw - his marriage, children and death in 1654.

Henry Bradshaw III - Will and Inventory 1662
Eight page photocopy on A3 paper of original will and inventory of Henry Bradshaw III, 1662. Four page typed transcript of Will and Inventory of Henry Bradshaw 1662 at Wybersley Hall.Three pages of handwritten research notes based on the inventory.…

Page from Henry Bradshaw III's account book plus extracts from unknown publication re accounts.
Typed five page essay headed "A page from Henry Bradshaw III's Account Book 1640" author unknown. Photocopies of pages 82 - 92 showing detailed list of accounts dated 1640, publication unknown but in which Col. Bradshaw purchases items. Accounts…

Henry Bradshaw : Will and Inventory 1699
Five page photocopy on A3 paper of original will and inventory of Henry Bradshaw 1699.
Four page typed transcript of the Last Will & Testament of Henry Bradshaw Esq. dated 1699 with Inventory.
Bequests were made to his wife Elizabeth, his sons…

Sketches of Bradshaw Hall : 17th Century
Two copy sketches of Bradshaw Hall showing east side dated 17th century, one mounted on card.
Home of the Bradshaws from 12c.

Post Civil War Declaration. Short biography of Henry Bradshaw IV
Typed declaration swearing allegiance to the King by Henry together with other gentleman of Cheshire.
Short Biography of Henry Bradshaw born 1635 13 years of age when Charles was beheaded.

Marple Hall Hearth Tax Information
Typed information re Hearth Tax for Marple in 1663 stating that Marple Hall was the biggest building in the area with 14 chimneys, as most had only one though a few had three or four.

Postcard of Marple Hall
Black & white copy of a postcard of Marple Hall showing stables and Clock Tower.

Fragment of Indenture : 1693 : Henry Bradshaw
Two original fragments of an Indenture dated 1693 for the sale of land by Henry Bradshaw Senior and his son to Joan Hollinshead.

Indenture is significantly damaged and missing pieces preventing full transcription.

Henry Bradshaw V,   1666 -1735
Typed display from exhibition (date unknown) giving brief biography of Henry Bradshaw who married Elizabeth Legh, was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1701 and held Marple Hall estate for 37 years.

Thomas Bradshaw 1672 - 1743
Display notice giving brief biography of Thomas Bradshaw the last of the Bradshaws of Marple who held the estate for nine years.

Photos of Bradshaw Hall, Bolton Church
Five photocopies of black & white photographs:-
(a) two of Bradshaw Hall, near Bolton, Lancs
(b) Bolton parish church, demolished 1866
(c) Bolton market place in 1816, from a watercolour drawing
(d) Brabyns Hall, Marple Bridge
Typed notes on…

Notes on Parson Folds
Extract from unknown book : Supplementary Sheet : giving information on the connection to the Bradshawe / Isherwood family of Alice Pimlott, wife of Parson Folds, with particular reference to the marriage of Mary Bradshaw to William Pimlott and…

Will of Nathaniel Isherwood of Marple 1765
Four page photocopy on A3 paper of original will of Nathaniel Isherwood 1765.Typed three page transcript of the last will and testament of Nathaniel Isherwood of Marple "being in bad health but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding",…

Bradshaw to Pimlott to Isherwood.
Eight display pages from undated exhibition giving information and dates on how the Bradshaw family married into the Pimlotts and then the Isherwoods.

John Pimlott's Will dated 1761
Photocopy of original will of John Pimlott from the Public Records Office of the National Archives.
In his will he left Marple Hall, lands and tenements in Offerton, Bosden and Bolton, Lancs and all his worldly goods to his wife Alice and their…

Article from "The Listener"  25.11.1954. "A Jane Austen Clergyman in real life"
Two pockets containing:-Original pages and photocopies of an article from The Listener 25.11.1954 by M A Robson on the Journal of Charles Bellairs, pages 908, 909 and 913. This contains descriptions of the interior of Marple Hall and details of…

Bellairs Diary Extracts
Two display items detailing extracts from the diary of Charles Bellairs, who visited Marple Hall in 1838. These describe the hall's location in the countryside, plans to attend an Agricultural Society meeting and some information on the inheritance…

List of Farms Belonging to John Isherwood : 1831
Handwritten list of Farms with their acreages and occupiers belonging to John Isherwood in the Townships of Marple, Offerton, Bramhall and Plumley : 1831.
Bradshawe Estate about 340 acres.
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