Lord Miffield was the owner of Miffield Hall in the 19th century. The Miffield Estate, owned by Lord Miffield, was the biggest employer in the village and owned a large majority of it too. In 1855, Joshua Sugden was killed saving Lord Miffield's son's life, and Lord Miffield gave the Sugden family the lease of Emmerdale Farm out of gratitude. Lord Miffield's wife died at some point prior to 1910 and the villagers were shocked when he went out with a woman thirty years his junior. They married at some point after.