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From: "Jane Woodall" <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Mineral rights in Birstall
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:57:10 +0100
The West Riding Registry of Deeds might be a good place to start (details on
the link below). It basically covers millions of land transactions between
the 1700s and 1970's.
Can't find anything on him in the online newspapers
Chasing W(h)eldrake/drick - anywhere, any variation, anytime
From: Margaret Cambridge
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 8:32 PM
Subject: [YORKSGEN] Mineral rights in Birstall
My 3 x great grandfather, Jeremiah SOWDEN was born 1783, Farnley. He was at
Farnley, Moor Side up to the 1861 census then died in 1868 at Staincliffe.
He was a cloth manufacturer employing his own family. I never thought about
him owning property. Like almost all my ancestors I imagined he rented
........then I got his Will.
In his Will of 1868 he says "I give devise and bequeath all my messuages,
lands, tenements and hereditaments respectively situate in the parish of
Birstall................" He goes on to say his "executors may sell by
public auction or private contract .....................all my said real
estate............" Further he discusses "under which there are or are
supposed to be minerals to sell.......to sell the surface apart from the
minerals or to sell together." He discusses "rights of way, air and water,
of instroke and outstroke and other easements in upon, over or under any of
the said estates.........."........etc, etc., ..
I there any way I could find out more about this real estate he supposedly
had and any mineral rights he had?
Would the mineral likely to have been iron ore?
I would appreciate any suggestions.
>From the Beautiful British Columbia Cariboo Region, Canada
Ancestors in Yorkshire? http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/index.html;
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