Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8195/UL
TitleSeale family of Breadsall
DescriptionPapers of Alfred Seale and his son, Eric Seale Haslam:
Copy deeds (1957-1966) and plans (1930-1958) re Breadsall Priory Estate; Valuation for Top Farm, Breasall Moor in the parishes of Breadsall and Morley 1957; Articles entitled The Priory by PP H Currey and The History of Breadsall Priory by Rev J Charles Cox, reprinted from the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society Journal 1905; Certificate of Contract for redemption of land tax re the Breadsall Priory Estate Mar 1899; tenancy agreements re land on the estate; papers re an invitation to Capt. E S Haslam to attend the Coronation of King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth 1937
Extent0.25 box, 1 roll
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorSeale family of Breadsall
Administrative HistoryAlfred Seale Haslam was the fourth son of William Haslam, an iron-founder. He was elected a councillor for Derby in 1879 and later a Justice of the Peace. His main achievement as Mayor was to replace the old William Strutt Infirmary with the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. When Queen Victoria came to open the new hospital on 21 May 1891 she knighted Haslam for his services and gave permission for the term "Royal" to be used.

On 27 March 1917, Haslam's 24-year-old son Captain William Kenneth Seale Haslam was killed in action in France. Like father, like son, Captain Eric Seale Haslam became an officer having also joined the Royal Field Artillery in 1913. However, he survived the war to become High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1937.

Alfred Seale Haslam acquired the Breasall Priory estate August 1897. He died in 1927 and is buried in Morley, but the estate remained in the Haslam family until 1967, when it was sold by the executors of the late Eric Haslam.
Administrative History Sources and
Custodial HistoryThese records were donated to Derbyshire Record Office in October 2018.
Organisation Sub-TypeFamily and estate
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