Genealogy & Family History
Pedigree of Clay of the Bridge Houses
In 1757, Joseph Clay, of Bridge House, on his marriage with Sarah, the daughter of Ralph Elmsall, of Thornhill, surrendered to the use of himself and his heirs, Broadfield Nook at Shiregreen, also a messuage at Nether Shire, the inheritance of Lieut.Col. De Cardonnel Elmsall.
Joseph Clay, bought the manor of Wadsley in 1790 from Michael Burton, and left it by will to his daughter, Ellen, the wife of George Bustard Greaves, of Page Hall, Ecclesfield; lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of the Sheffield Volunteer Infantry.
Joseph Clay who died in 1797 took an active part in public life in Sheffield.
Ellen Greaves died June 19th, 1834, her husband on the 23d of February following, when their estates were divided among their four surviving sons, and Wadsley Hall and Manor became the property of their fourth son, John Greaves, at whose death on May 1st, 1859, they came into the hands of his widow Louisa Jane Greaves (daughter of Thomas Leacroft of Matlock).
Source:History of the Parish of Ecclesfield By Jonathan Eastwood