Thomas Staniforth & Co. Sickle works at Hackenthorpe.
Below you will find various links to transcripts of Staniforth related books. Obviously we are limited due to Copyright reasons, however the books below are largely from the early 1800s, and have long since been out of print. These books can still be found today in the Sheffield Archives as well as the British Library, however purchasing them is no longer possible. You will also find various articles regarding the authors of these books, whose research has been very useful in researching the earlier family lines.
Staniforthiana was first published in 1863, and was written by Frances Margery Hext (F.M.H), daughter of Elizabeth Staniforth and John Hext, and granddaughter to Thomas Staniforth, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. Frances was a resident of the Cornish town of Lostwithiel, and was well regarded in the area for her writings on local history. She never married, or had children, and passed away at her home on Queen Street, Lostwithiel on January 10th, 1896.
In this book Ms. Hext recounts stories passed down from earlier Staniforth family members, and cites the research of Mr. Joseph Hunter. There is only two issues which can be found with her findings, first is her mention of William Staniforth that married Mary Macro. Ms. Hext is under the impression that William is from the Darnall family, however, as Joseph Hunter himself shows on his own pedigree charts, he came from the Wincobank line. Secondly, she notes that Griffith Staniforth married into the Spencer family, however when referencing Sheffield Parish Records, there is, unsurprisingly, only one Griffith Staniforth, and he married a Dorothy Barber. What is even more interesting is Ms. Hext mentions some of the past generations mentioning the marriage to Mary Spencer. Obviously it is hard to know what the story is behind this misinformation, but this is a classic case of family stories being altered as they are passed down.
Reminiscences of Mosborough was published in 1886 by George Foster and gives a great insight into the village of Mosborough from that time period. He mentions many notable Mosborough Staniforths including Samuel Staniforth of Mosborough Hall and Elijah Naboth Staniforth, builder of Mosborough Hill House.