Cubley Hall is situated on the outskirts of Penistone South Yorkshire; on the main Mortimer Road the Hall has not always been a Pub/Restaurant/Hotel, it started live out at a pocket farm, first records show that a Michael Marsden and his wife and eight children (1851) lived at Cubley Hall, at that time a farm of 63 acres, employing two of his sons on the farm.
The farm was put up for auction in 1876 it is classed as a compact farm of 63 acres 2 rods 28 perches of high value. The auction took place at the Rose and Crown Penistone on 24th August 1876 at 4pm. The sale was in the hands of Mr. A, E,Wilby several bids had been placed prior to the sale where the last bid looks to have been £4,700.
The Hall was taken over (circa 1871) by a George Chapman (Fishmonger from Barnsley) together with his wife Elizabeth and three children. By the year 1901 George has moved from Cubley Hall to live at 120 Dodworth Road Barnsley age 78.
The hall was taken over in 1901 by George B Lockley together with his wife Mary and his 5 children. Mr. Lockley is employed by Cammell Laird as a Steel Work Contractor Employer. The hall was owned by Cammell Laird and after Mr. Lockleys death Cammell Laird sold Cubley Hall for £1.000 in 1932.
After the war Cubley Hall was turned into a Children’s Home (for girls) with 17/18 beds. Records show the Children’s Home was there from 1940’s to 1973. (Information obtained from Wakefield Archives).
After the home closed in late 1970’s it was left empty until it was taken over and after great restoration and a lot of hard work, Cubley Hall is as we see it today a welcoming pub/hotel/restaurant.
Tenants of Cubley Hall Pocket Farm 1851-1870’s
Earliest tenants date back 1851 living there at that time was a family called Marsden having 8 children.
Michael Marsden (1800 – 1890) is listed as Farmer employing 2 sons. Mr. Marsden died age 93 and is buried in ST. Johns the Baptist Penistone
Wife Harriett (nee Thickett) (1802 – 1870) died age 67 Cubley and is buried St. Johns the Baptist Church Penistone
Mary Elizabeth Marsden (1828 – 1879) married a George Marsden in 1850 and they had 11 children in 20yrs Mary died in 1879.
Sidney Marsden (1831 – 1904) In 1861 Sidney is head of Cliff House Cubley age 30 and unmarried living with Brother John age 29 and Sister Ellen. 1881 at age 50 is listed as farmer of 74 acres and died 1887 age 60.
John Marsden (1834 – 1860). Buried St. Johns the Baptist Church Penistone.
Thirza Marsden (1834 – )
1861/71 living with husband Joseph Woodcock farm labourer at Cubley
1881/91 Living 76 Market Place (Shopkeeper – Grocer)
1901 Living New House Hill with husband (farmer)
1911 Living New house hill (retired grocer) with husband age 74 Thirza age 75.
Henry Marsden (1839 – )
1861 Henry Marsden living at Cubley Hall (farm labourer age 22
1881 By this year Henry has moved to Notton Grange together with brother Michael and father Michael now aged 85.
Jane Marsden (1839 – 1922) In 1871 Jane married a Rodger Dea in Penistone and by 1871 had emigrated to Bridgeton New Jersey USA they had 7 children in 13yrs. Jane Dea died in 1922 age 83 and was buried in New Jersey.
Ellen Marsden (1841-1886) Married an Edward Palmer (1839-1928) and were living at 75 Market Place in 1871 his occupation given as Grocer (Master) they went on to have 8 children Ellen Palmer died 1886 age 45 Edward Palmer died 1928 age 89.
Michael Marsden son lived at Cubley Hall farm as a farmer together with Henry brother and father Michael who was then 73. By 1881 they had moved out of Cubley Hall and were now living Notton Grange
Tenant of Cubley Farm (Cubley Hall) 1881-1891. Chapman
George Chapman (1823-1905) before the family moved into Cubley Hall George Chapman lived at 187 Sheffield Road and is listed in 1871 as a Fishmonger /Brick maker.
1881 George Chapman age 58 is now living at Cubley Hall still as a Fishmonger together with his family.
Elizabeth Chapman (1821-1899) second wife they had three children.
Sarah Ann Chapman (1846-1899) Sarah is living at Cubley Hall (1891) and is listed as age 45 single.
Frederick John Chapman (1857-1925) in 1881 is working as a fish monger age 24 unmarried.
Edith Ann Chapman wife of Frederick Chapman
1911 They are now living at Drayton Vicarage Berkshire he is listed as a Priest Established Church.
Frederick Chapman died 1929 Berkshire.
Henry Price Chapman (1860-1945) by 1881 at age 21 he is living at Cubley Hall and his occupation if Solicitors Law Clark.
1891 at age 31 is still living at Cubley Hall occupation Student of Law
Henry Chapman moved to Hornsea 156 Archway Road, 1901.
1911 Still at above address age 51 still single his occupation now is listed as Barrister.
Tenant of Cubley Hall 1901 –
Before George Alfred Bradley Lockley (1853-1924) moved to Penistone he was living in Wombridge age 7 and living with his parents William and Ann.
1871 George is now age 18 living in Barrow in Furness with parents and his occupation is listed as Roll Turner.
1881 George is age 27 living in Barrow in Furness he is now married to a Mary E. Richardson his occupation is listed as Roll Turner.
1891 By this date he has moved his family to Penistone and living at Cubley Hall with his wife and 5 children, and working for Cammel Laird as a Steel Works Contractor Employer. During this time he belonged to the Grand Lodge of England Freemasons.
1911 At age 57 he is still living at Cubley Hall together with his wife age 58.
1925 After his death at Cubley Hall, National Probate shows he left £7,720. 5s 5d. (Equivalent in today’s money £343,166.04p. to his wife Mary.
Mary Lockley (1852-1940) Mary was born in Madeley Salop, she married George Alfred Bradley Lockley in Ulverston 1876. And lived as his wife until her death in 1940 leaving effects of £180. 19s 6d today’s equivalent would be £9294. 88. (2011) her effects were left to Beatrice Alice Lockley
Eveline Lockley (1877-1920) Records show that she was living with her parents age 14 in Barrow in Furness (1891)
1901 Eveline is now age 24 and single living at Cubley Hall. Sometime during this time she married William Woodall (1871-1922) and they went on to have two children Gilbert (1906-1906) and Eric W. (1911-1975)
1911 record show Eveline is living in Stockton on Tees with her sister Florence and husband.
William Henry Lockley (1878-1952) was born in Meleley Salop. Record show in 1881 at age 3yrs living with parents No.3 Rodney Street Barrow in Furness.
- He is now living age 13yrs with parents Anson Street Barrow in Furness.
By 1901 at age 23 living at Cubley Hall occupation given as Farmer.
1905 He goes on to marry Sarah Alice Crowe (1876-1958) from Huddersfield.
They went on to have two children Phyllis Mary 1907 and Edwin Everard (1909-1973).
George Alfred Bradley Lockley (son) (1880-1948)
1891 George is living in Barrow in Furness with his parents age 11.
1901 Living at Cubley Hall age 20 and his occupation Roll Turner (On own account).
George went on to Marry Mary Elizabeth Redfearn (1883- ) they had two children George Alfred Richard (1904-1971) Mary (1909- ).
George died in Leeds his effects amounted to £14,530. 6s 7d.
Florence Mary Lockley (1883-1956) Florence Mary lived with her parents and by 1901 she is living at Cubley Hall age 18, went on to marry John George Morrell (1874-1959). They had two children John Allen (1922-1988) Private.
Florence Mary Morrell died Egglescliffe Durham age 73 (1956).
Beatrice Alice Lockley (1885-1970)
In 1891 Beatrice is 5yrs old living with parents in Barrow in Furness. By 1901 the family have moved to Cubley Hall Beatrice listed as a scholar age 15.
1911 Still living at Cubley Hall age 25 and single.
By 1939 Beatrice has now moved and is living in Harrogate with her mother Mary and is still single.
Beatrice Alice Lockley died 1970 age 85 in Lewes Sussex.