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Spurr of Maltby and Wickersley

A Joseph Spurr along with John Murfin, Godfrey Bosville and Richard Watson were tenants in 1742 of land at Domine Well, Rotherham owned by John Hyde and Ellen his wife and Henry Newton of Wickersley, yeoman.

Children of James SPURR, b.1728 Chesterfield, s/o Joseph:

Children of James SPURR and Ann:

James Spurr married Elizabeth Foster on April 7th, 1757.In 1788 had a Paper Mill at The Ewes Maltby. He had died by 1813.

In 1803 a lease for 21 years was granted to Peter Spurr, cutler for property in Sheffield Park at a rent of 42

A Peter Spurr was Master Cutler in 1781 and 1824.

William Spencer of Bramley Grange in 1818 and by 1826 of Windsor, Bucks, leased to Peter Spurr of Windsor, merchant, and Charles Spurr of Windsor, merchant a messuage at Bramley with closes called the Croft, 2 Balk Lane Closes etc. and Bramley Grange. From year to year at an annual rent of 21.

In 1827 a Lease for 13 years was granted to to James Yeomans and William Spurr, trustees of the last will of Francis Mayor, of property in Sheffield Park: The Croft, The Orchard and the Orchard Croft, at a rent of 11.

James Jeremiah Spurr, eldest son of James Spurr, was of Ewes, Maltby, a papermaker, bankrupt by 1834. He was married to Betsy. He held land in Oldcotes in the parishes of Blyth and Harworth, Notts., with a blacksmiths and wheelwrights shop.

Will of John Spurr

Will of John Spurr late of Bramley parish of Braithwell in the Diocese of York Gent, dated 19th June 1807
Under 300
Joshua Spurr - Brother - of Maltby Farmer
Sarah - Sister - Wife of Thomas Roebuck of Woodhouse parish of Stainton Farmer
Charlotte - Sister - Wife of Robert Carr of Waleswood Miller


John SPURR born 1763 Sheffield m. 1785 Sheffield Ann SLACK (b.1764 Sheffield). Children, born Whiston:


Joshua SPURR m. Mary. Children, born Wickersley:

Children of John and Sarah Spurr (Nee Tootle) born Wickersley:


In 1822 John Spurr and William Spurr. were butchers and Joshua Spurr was a Grocer.

Thomas Askin, w., Thribergh. & Eliz. Spurr, w., of Wickersley, married by lic at Rotherham 20 Jan 1835 in consequence of Wickersley Church being rebuilt. Source; Yorks Marriage Licenses.

Death of William Spurr

This extract is from The Times date 28th August, 1862
Newspaper extract

In 1862 , a Charles Spurr was farming at Bramley.

Charles Spurr of Braithwell married Mary Didsbury, by license at Rotherham 20 October 1831.

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