Derbyshire Wills

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Abbreviations which may be used on this page are:-

(Ad) "Admon", or Letters of Administration.
(I) Inventory (a list of the deceased's goods, and their value)
(N) A Nuncupative Will is one declared by a legal representative, as being indicative
of the deceased's wishes, and will often refer to the Testator in the third person.
(#) Indicates the Will is a 'duplicate' - that is, more than one person has submitted an
abstract from the same original Will.
 * An asterisk against a surname indicates the Executor(s) of the Will, or, in the case
of Administration (Ad), the Administrator(s)
i/t/p "in the parish (of)".
CELF Chapel en le Frith (Derbyshire)
ECC Episcopal Consistory Court (Lichfield)
HCC Hereford Consistory Court
n.p. Notary Public
R&R Rest and Residue (a common expression in Wills)
The following may also be of use in the study of Wills generally:-

 

1559

CADMAN
HASELHERST
NEWAM
NYDOME
OXLEY
PYCHARD
SAVEDGE
CADMAN, Nicholas - of Inkersall i/t/p of Staveley, written 18 Apr 1543 at Newcastle on Tyne.
Beneficiaries: wife Alyse, son Peter CADMAN and other children (not named).
Witnesses: Richard HASELHERST &   Roger NEWAM.
Inventory by: Henry OXLEY,   George SAVEDGE,   Ancre PYCHARD and Thomas NYDOME, 31 Mar 1559;   Value £68 9s 8d.
Proved 4 Apr 1559.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1604

BATE
BOULDER
BRANDRETH
BULLCOKE
COTTON
FISHER
FRANCKTON
PEARSH
SHELDON
SIMSON
SMITH
SWETNAM
COTTON, Roland, of Derby co. Derby, gent, 29 Jan 1603/4.
tenant Richard FRANCKTON alias PERCH;   sons Roland COTTON & Thomas COTTON under 24;   Thomas SHELDON;   son John COTTON to commence Master of Arts [John served as vicar of Boston,   LIN from 1612 to 1633. He then emigrated to New England where he was one of the most influential ministers. His agnate descendants are still extant];   servant Jane SMITH;   wife Mary COTTON*.
Overseers: John BULLCOKE jr esquire,   Robert BATE,   Thomas FISHER &   William SIMSON.
Witnesses: Thomas SWETNAM minister of St Alkmunds,   Richard BRANDRETH notary public,   Henry BOULDER and Richard PEARSH.
Proved in Court of the Diocese of Lichfield.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1606

AWDE
BRISHAM
CHATTERTON
HYNDE
MOMFORD
CHATTERTON, Nicholas - of Barton ?Feildes i/t/p Barton Blount & Bakebushe, co. Derby, labourer, ?6 Mar 1605/6 [3 Jas I]
partly wasted in body but perfect in mind and of good remembrance;   to be buried within the churchyard of Barton Blount and Bakebushe[1] afsd;   to my son Stephen in money: xx shillings;   to 3 gran(d)children: iiis.;   to our godchildren: ?xv pence;   the restover of all my goods and chattells &c. to Johan my wife and William my son and to be my full & lawful execs.
Witnesses: John HYNDE,   John AWDE,   William MOMFORD, with others.
Mentioned in the granting of probate: Richard BRISHAM (rector of Barton Blount) and Johanna CHATTERTON.
Inventory: 18 Mar 1605/6 by John HYNDE and William MOMFORD (both) of the same parish & county, yeomen: 3 kyne - £vii;   2 swyne - xvis.;   his goods within the house - £vii;   his reparrell - xxs. Total: £xv xvi shillings.
Note: [1] c.f. Place-Names of Derbyshire (Cameron, 1959) - Barton Bakepuiz, and Newe Barton alias Barton Bakbushe. The manor was held by the Bakepuz family, and later by Blounts.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1608

BARD
CADMAN
CRASHAW
FRETCHVILE
GODFREY
OSBOURNE
PEACE
TURNER
CADMAN, Richard - of Inkersall, yeoman, 5 Jan 1604.
Beneficiaries: son George CADMAN - £20;   Peter son of my son Peter CADMAN - best sheep;   Francis PEACE - 10s.;   rest of goods & chattles to Jane* "now my wife".
Supervisor: Mr Peter FRETCHVILE "my good Landlord & Master".
Witnesses: Edward CRASHAW &   John BARD.
Inventory by: James OSBOURNE,   Henry TURNER,   John GODFREY of Stavley yeomen &   Thomas PEACE of Woodhouse, yeoman, 8 Jan 1607;   Value: about £100.
Proved 16 Mar 1608.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1608

CANTRELL
CHATTERTON
COWP
CROLL
DOUGHTIE
DOUGHTY
GOODMAN
GOODWIN
HAHNE
HALL
HOLAND
JOHNSON
TOPLES
WOODCOCK
CHATTERTON, John - of Tissington co. Derby, husbandman, 8 Oct 1608.
in good and perfect memory;   to be buried in the churchyard of Tissing Tissington afsd.;   to Robert TOPLES xiis.;   to every of Robert TOPLES brothers' children 12d.;   to Isabell CROLL 10s.;   to the rest of the servants in the house (each) 12d.;   to Richard DOUGHTY 2s.;   to Thomas JOHNSON 12d.;   to John ?COWP a coverlet;   to Anthony GOODWIN a coverlet;   to Humphrey JOHNSON the one of my sheet(e)s;   "the residue of all my goods I give and bequeath to the poor of the town of Tissington aforesaid;   also in token of remembrance I give to ?Mr. John 12d.".
Executors: Robert HAHNE[1] and John HALL, "and I desire my ?Mr. [Master?] that he will be pleased to be Overseer".
Witnesses: Robert HAHNE [or HOLAND],   John HALL,   Thomas WOODCOCK,   Thomas GOODWIN.
Mentioned in the probate: John HALL and Thomas WOODCOCK, curate of Tissington.
Debts owing: to the said John CHATTERTON -- £vi xvis.;   John ?COWP oweth that is to be payd at ?Ashbarne [?= Ashbourne] Fair and St Andrew Day next - £iii xs;   Richard DOUGHTIE oweth to be paid the xth day of ?March next - xxiis.;   Anthonie GOODMAN oweth to be payd the week before Whitsunday next - xxiiiis.;   Thomas CANTRELL oweth xxs.
Note: [1] This surname was transcribed firstly as 'HOLAND' but is more certainly legible as 'HAHNE'.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1621-25

BROOM
CORNELIUS
HALL
HARE
HILL
HOPKINS
WARD
CORNELIUS, Nicholas - Bridewell, London, cordwainer.
chldr Gervase & Eliz CORNELIUS. Rich HILL* of Blackfriars ctz & merchantaylor.
Overseers: bro Wltr WARD of Measham co. Derby smith &   cousin Peter HOPKINS of Blackfriars gent.
Witnesses: Rich HARE,   Alice HALL &   Geo BROOM.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London Jul 1621-Dec 1625: Vol 24, f483.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1628

COCKE
COLLUMBELL
CROCKE
HALL
LANE
OSBORNE
SMALLEY
SPICERD
WILLIAMS
COLLUMBELL, William - of Normanton, 20 Jul 1628.
Mentions: his loving wiffe Ales COLLUMBELL* and a daughter Jane (unmarried). If anything should happen to Jane he bequeaths his estate to his brother Thomas, who has a son Thomas of Baletobbic? sho[e]maker.
Bequests to: a sister Ann WILLIAMS and a brother-in-law William COCKE, of Nonthorpe, Notts, who has a son named Patrick.
Overseers: John OSBORNE of Derby [with line over indicating letters left off the end] [Derbyshire?] and Patrick CROCKE.
Witnesses: John OSBORNE,   Anthony SPICERD and John LANE.
Probate Lichfield 4 Oct 1628.
Names with probate date: John OSBORNE and Edward SMALLEY. Jurate: Gicuas: HALL.
Abstracted 29 Jul 2003 by Glenda Breslin from Lichfield Wills FHL #0095358

Contact: Glenda Breslin

 

1631

COLDWELL
CROOKES
DUTTON
HEIGHAM
STUBBES
TWITCHETT
CROOKES, Robert - East Ham, Essex, labourer of the Tower of London.
2 dtrs of bro Thos CROOKES in Thorpe, Yorkshire;   bro Henry CROOKES of Killamarsh, co Derby, nailer;   bro Rich CROOKES in Yorkshire, labourer;   Sam son of bro Peter;   Toby, Jn & Rich chldr of bro Jn;   Eliz CROOKES dtr of fathers last wife;   land in Widdington, Essex;   godson Wlm STUBBES;   wife Anne* exec.
Overseer: Sir Rich HEIGHAM knt.
Witnesses: Henry TWITCHETT,   Wlm DUTTON &   Jn COLDWELL.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London 1631: Vol 26, f196.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1631

COLLIER
MOWER
COLLIER, John - of Bubnell. (Ad)
Grace COLLIER (widow of John COLLIER of Bubnell, husbandman),   Thomas COLLIER, husbandman (natural son of John COLLIER),   and Robert MOWER of Baslow.
Admin. 1631. The marks of Grace and Thomas COLLIER, sg of Robert MOWER.

 

1635

BRANT
CLEATER
CLEATOR
FOX
FROST
WIGGIN
CLEATER, William - of London, citizen and merchantaylor.
sister Ann BRANT;   children of sister Margery;   wife Elizabeth*.
Witnesses: John FOX,   John FROST & Thomas WIGGIN.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London, London Division  c1635: Vol 27, f87.
The testator was apprenticed 1600 son of Robert CLEATOR of Duffield co. Derby yeo.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1636

BARKER
BARRETT
COLUMBELL
JEFFREYS
COLUMBELL, Thomas - of St Antholin, citizen and clothworker of London.
father John COLUMBELL;   sister Mary COLUMBELL;   cousin Mary BARKER;   apprentice John JEFFREYS.
Executor: wife Anne.
Witnesses: Edward BARRETT & Dorothy BARKER.
Proved c.1636, Commissary Court of London, London Division; Vol 27, f252.
Note: Thomas COLUMBELL was apprenticed 1623, son of John COLUMBELL of Ashbourne, co. Derby yeo.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1636

BALL
BHILE
BROCKE
CHAPMAN
EATON
FROGGOTT
FURNEY
GOSS
GUARDIAN
HEURODE
HODKYN
HODKYNS
JACKSON
NORMSER
PYNDER
ROWLANDSON
STEEVENSON
WOODHOUSE
WRIGHT
CHAPMAN, Godfrey - of Baslow co. Derby yeoman, 30 Sep 1636.
mentions lands in Folowe i/t/p Eyam and Baslow.
Bequests to: wife Ann CHAPMAN and children Godfrey CHAPMAN, Humfrey CHAPMAN, Emma CHAPMAN, Dorothy CHAPMAN, and Ann CHAPMAN.
Executors: wife Ann CHAPMAN and son Humfrey CHAPMAN.   Mentions a house where Peter EATON dwells.
Overseers: friends Mr. John STEEVENSON of Rowsley,   John WOODHOUSE of Bakewell,   Robt NORMSER ? of the Dogwood?,   & Richard HODKYN.
Witnesses: John ROWLANDSON,   Richard HODKYNS,   Edward HEURODE ?  
Inventory by: Alexander GOSS ?,   Thomas FROGGOTT,   Christopher GUARDIAN,   & John BHILE ?, 3 Nov 1636. Total: £53-10s-8d.
Signed: Reginaldus PYNDER n.p. at Bakewell 21 Dec? 1636 as an account of Ann CHAPMAN the widow.
Debts? to: William WRIGHT gent upon bond £14-6s.,   to Samuel JACKSON of Stansey? gent by bond £1-15s.,   to John JACKSON gent by bond £1-13s-5d.,   to James FURNEY upon bond £6-8s.,   to Godfrey BALL upon bond £16-2s.,   to Richard BROCKE upon bond £5,   to William WRIGHT gent by bond £13-10s. 3 Oct 1637.
Probate? granted at Bakewell to John ROWLANDSON 20 Dec 1636.

Contact: Will Johnson

 

1639

ALLEN
CHATTERTON
CLOS
CLOUES
HALLOWS
HINDE
HYNDE
CHATTERTON, Anne - of Barton Fields in the parish of Longford, widow, 3 Jan 1638/9. (N)
Beneficiaries: son William CHATTERTON;   son Robert CHATTERTON 'if he be still alive';   nephew Thomas CHATTERTON ('son of Robert');   son (?)Whitsen CHATTERTON, named as sole Executor;   daughter Margaret CHATTERTON.
Witnesses: William CLOUES [sic], Mary CLOUES [sic].
Inventory: prepared by Robert HYNDE on 7 Feb 1638/9.
Witnesses: Thomas (?)HALLOWS,   William CLOS [sic],   Thomas ALLEN,   Robert HINDE.   Estate valued at £23-15-00.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1639

ALLEN
CHATTERTON
CLOS
CLOUES
HALLOWS
CHATTERTON, Henry - of Barton Fields in the parish of Longford, tailor, 16 Nov 1638. (N)
Beneficiaries: brother William CHATTERTON, named as sole Executor;   brother William's 5 (unnamed) children;   brother (?)Whitsen CHATTERTON;   sister Margaret CHATTERTON;   mother Anne CHATTERTON.
Witnesses: Thomas ALLEN,   Mary CLOS [sic].
Inventory: prepared 26 Feb 1638/9. Estate valued at £23-08-02.
Witnessed by: William CLOUES [sic],   Thomas ALLEN,   Thomas (?)HALLOWS.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1646

BROWNE
CADMAN
FRECHVILE
MACHINS
CADMAN, Peter - of Inkersoll in the parish of Staveley, co. Derby, yeoman, 4 Jun 1638.
"weak of body ...to be buryed in the church...of Staveley".
Beneficiaries: grandchild Peter CADMAN son of my son Peter CADMAN* (6s 8d), and Sara CADMAN & Ales CADMAN, his daughters (5s each);   daughter Ales the wife of Peter BROWNE of Netherthorpe ("who hath had all her portion payd...at her marryage one heifer calfe a yeare old") and [their children] Peter BROWNE, Thomas BROWNE,   Bridget BROWNE & Ales BROWNE (5s each);   Johanna CADMAN daughter of my son John CADMAN (£20);   son Sampson CADMAN (£20), son Richard CADMAN (£20),   daughter Ann CADMAN (40 marks... &   "the best bedstead..in the house to be furnished in manner of bedding of the best sorte...to be payd at & upon her marryage"),   servant Ann MACHINS "if she remians my servant during my natural life" (6s 8d);   my very good Landlord Mr John FRECHVILE "to have his harriott at my decease..to be the best good.. horse or beast...& to be overseer", sons Peter & George CADMAN* ("to them all the rest of my goodss & chattells not bequested").
Witnesses: Names not on copy;   Inventory total £219.
Proved by son George, 1646.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1660

CANNER
CANNER, Alice - of Long Eaton, 1660.
son William to be maintained by my eldest son Thomas CANNER;   sonne George CANNER - £4 when it shall please God to make him able to go to service or to a trade;   to 2 daughters - £3 at 21.
Inventory: Value about £20, includes a loom and two wheels.

Contact: Patrick Huss

 

1662

BOWYER
CLAYTON
HIBBERT
HYDE
KELSALL
SCOOFEILD
STAFFORD
WARRINGTON
WINTERBOTTOME
WOOD
YEAVELEY
CLAYTON, Francis, of Stryndes co. Derby, gentleman, 23 Apr 1661.
Beneficiaries: wife Joyce;   Anthony STAFFORD of Shaw, yeoman;   brother Edmund CLAYTON*;   son law Edward KELSALL and wife Winifrith;   Thomas CLAYTON his reputed son;   Alexander SCOOFEILD, youngest son of Anne SCOOFEILD of Heafield;   two daughters of brother William (unnamed);   sister Anne and her daughters Barbara and Jane;   brother Edward CLAYTON,   and his three children (unnamed).
Sole Executor: brother Edmund CLAYTON.
Witnesses: Gervas WINTERBOTTOME.
Debts owed to him: Edward WOOD,   James YEAVELEY;   Total £3-0s-0d.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas CLAYTON,   Randulph HIBBERT,   Nicholas WARRINGTON,   Edward BOWYER and John HYDE, 24 Jun 1662;   Total £144-16s-8d.
Probate granted 12 Jul 1662.

Contact: Anthony Stafford

 

1663

CHALONER
CHAWNER
GRETTON
MADDOCK
CHALONER, Dorothy - of Boylston co. Darby, widow, 21 Jul 1684. [30 Chas II]
[sick and weak in body but of perfect memory and understanding]
to my daughter Hannah MADDOCK that particular 20£ agreed on to be paid (at my decease) in Articles of marriage between her and John MADDOCK, the said John MADDOCK to "seale a generall release and discharge for the whole portion that was either left to my said daughter Hannah by her father Anthony GRETTON[1] or covenanted to be paid by me upon her marriage";   to my daughter Sarah CHALONER 20£ agreed similarly in Articles of marriage with John CHALONER (not yet sealed but concluded), the said 20£ not to be paid until 2yrs after my decease & said John CHALONER to "seale a generall release" &c. (as above);   to my daughter Sarah the bedsteads which are not set up standing in the place, a featherbed lying upon the green bed in the chamber, all those linnens & that pewter which is in her chest standing in the parlour, that press & table which stands in the parlour, 2 buffet stools, a great brass pot & a little brass pot, 3 blankets & her coffer standing in the chamber;   also to my daughters Hannah & Sarah either of them a twenty shilling piece of gold.   Dorothy CHALONER her marke.
Sole Executor: my son George GRETTON - also R&R.
Witnesses: John MADDOCK;   John CHAWNER;   Thomas CHAWNER.
Inventory: 2 Aug 1684 by Thomas CHAWNER and John MADDOCK. Valued at £167-17-08.
Note: The Testatrix had mar 1st Anthony GRETTON and then, on 1 Aug 1663, Clement CHALONER (CHAWNER).

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1666

ALLIN
CHATTERTON
CROWTHER
LITTLETON
SMITH
CHATTERTON, William - of Edlaston, deceased.
Obligation laid on his son John CHATTERTON, husbandman of Edlaston, and Abraham SMITH, who are both 'bounden' to Walter LITTLETON, soldier and doctor of law, 30 Oct 1666.
Inventory: prepared and witnessed by Sampson ALLIN and Francis (?)CROWTHER. Testator had debts amounting to £36-18-0.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1667

COWLESHAW
COWLISHAW
CURLGLOWE
HOPKINSON
COWLESHAW, William - of Woodthorpe, North Wingfield, Derby, Husbandman, 1666.New
Executors: brother Robert COWLESHAW, Richard COWLESHAW.
Mentions: eldest son Richard COWLESHAW, daughter Ann COWLESHAW, grandson William COWLESHAW.
Witnesses: Tho COWLESHAW, Matthew I HOPKINSON.
Inventory: dated December 1666.   Witnesses:
Witnesses: Matthew I HOPKINSON,   Henry CURLGLOWE?,   Henry H COWLISHAW,   Robert COWLISHAW.
Proved 3 Apr 1667.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1667

COWLISHAW
CURTIS
HALL
HAWKSLEY
HIGGINBOTHAM
HOLBOLN
STORNDALL
WASS
COWLISHAW, Thomas - of North Wingfield, 17 Sep 1667.
Mentions: Alis COWLISHAW (widow of my son Matthew COWLISHAW);   grandson Thomas (son of Matthew COWLISHAW);   grandson Matthew (son of Matthew COWLISHAW);   son Richard COWLISHAW;   son in Law Ralph WASS;   John STORNDALL.
Witnesses: Jeremiah HIGGINBOTHAM,   John CURTIS.
Inventory: dated 11 Jun 1667, witnessed by James HAWKSLEY,   Robt HALL,   Richard HOLBOLN?  

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1675

BAGSHAWE
BOWDEN
BOWER
CLAYTON
GARLICKE
HIBBERT
RIDGWAY
STAFFORD
WARRINGTON
CLAYTON, Edmund, of Stryndes in the County of Derby, gentleman, 30 Nov 1668.
Beneficiaries: brother Edward CLAYTON;   two daughters of brother William (unnamed);   three daughters of brother Edward CLAYTON by his first wife (unnamed);   three daughters of sister Ann;   Thomas CLAYTON of the Forest;   his servants;   to Anthony STAFFORD* (sole executor) of the Shawe "All my Lands and Tenements att Strindes and also where within the Kingdom of England".
Witnesses: Tristram STAFFORD,   William GARLICKE,   James BAGSHAWE.
Appraisers of Inventory: James BOWDEN,   Nicholas WARRINGTON,   Edward BOWER,   Tristram RIDGWAY,   Randulph HIBBERT, 9 Apr 1675;   Total £170-0s-0d.
Probate granted 5 May 1675.

Contact: Anthony Stafford

 

1677

CHADWICKE
COSSEN
COUSIN
MERCER
NUTTALL
YOULE
COUSIN, John - of Bolsover, tailor, 14 Aug 1677.
Beneficiaries: brother Thomas COSSEN [seemingly the spelling within the will's text, though it is clearly COUSIN against the testator's mark];   brother Thomas' 3 (unnamed) children;   sister Ann NUTTALL;   Ann's 4 (unnamed) children;   brother [sic] John (?)MERCER's 3 (unnamed) children;   sister Frances COSSEN;   wife Mary COSSEN, named as executrix.
Witnesses: Anne YOULE,   Richard CHADWICKE.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1685

COOPE
COWLISHAW
LAKIN
WHEATCROFT
COWLISHAW, Henry - of Woodthorpe, North Wingfield, Derby, 16 Dec 1680.
Executor: wife Elizabeth COWLISHAW.
Beneficiaries: 1st son Henry COWLISHAW, 2nd son John COWLISHAW, 3rd son Robert COWLISHAW, 4th son George COWLISHAW, 5th son Edward COWLISHAW.
Mentions: brother John COWLISHAW.
Witnesses: Samuel WHEATCROFT,   John LAKIN,   Edward ?  
Inventory: dated 20 Apr 1685. Witnesses: John COOPE,   Samuel WHEATCROFT,   Robert COWLISHAW,   Henry ?  
Proved at Chesterfield 27 Oct 1685.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1686

BROUNE
CUNDY
FARNWORTH
HARVEY
HOGG
JAMES
LOBLEY
LOE
LOW
WHITE
CUNDY, Abraham, of howlemoreside, parish of Brampton, milner, 9 Jun 1686.
wife Elizabeth, 'neese' Sara CUNDY, nephew John CUNDY;   brothers{in law?} Thomas HARVEY,   Godfrey HOGG,   Godfrey HARVEY;   unspecified relations John CUNDY and Alles CUNDY;   brothers {in law?} E{?} BROUNE,   Joseph LOW and JAMES WHITE.
Witness: James WHITE.
Appraisers of Inventory: James WHITE,   Thomas HARVEY,   Josph LOE,   Tho: FARNWORTH, 30 Sep 1686. Jo: LOBLEY, Sur.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1688

BOTHAM
COLLINSON
LITTON
RIDGWAY
WIGLEY
COLLINSON, Edward, of Wirksworth, miner, 21 May 40 James II [?1687]
Daughter Sarah LITTON*;   sons Thomas & Samuel COLLINSON;  
Witnesses: John WIGLEY,   Raph RIDGWAY,   Edward BOTHAM.
Proved at Lichfield 6 Apr 1688.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1689

CARTER
FLINT
GOODWIN
HEATHCOTE
MASSEY
RIDER
CARTER, Dorothy - of Chesterfield, 30 Apr 1689. (Ad)
granted to granddaughter Dorothy GOODWIN who has appointed Gilbert HEATHCOTE as trustee and guardian.
Signed: Richard RIDER Notius ???  
Inventory by: Francis FLINT,   James MASSEY,   Dorothy GOODWIN. Total:: £44-9s-4d. (mostly dress or lace making goods)

Contact: Will Johnson

 

1695

BAGSHAW
BENNET
BRADSHAW
BROMEHEAD
BROMEHEADE
BRUSHFIELD
CHAPMAN
CRANE
FERNE
GREGORY
HEATON
INGMAN
MARSDEN
MATLY
NICHOLS
RENSHAW
ROWLAND
STAFFORD
STANLY
VICKARS
WHITE
WRAGG
CHAPMAN, Humphry - of Baslow, yeoman 23 May 1695.
Beneficiaries: nephew Godfrey MARSDEN of Greenwell i/t/p Norton, Derbys - to have houses in Foolow in the possession of Francis BENNET and George BENNET of Grinlow;   loving friends Robert BROMEHEAD and John BROMEHEAD both of Bubnell and Robert ROWLAND of Baslow;   nephew Thomas MARSDEN [son of Hugh MARSDEN of Baslow];   sister Anne STAFFORD;   loving friends Joshua GREGORY of Baslow, yeoman and Edmund WHITE of Baslow, yeoman - to have land and houses in Foolow in the possession of Humphrey BRUSHFIELD and others;   nephew Robert STAFFORD son of John STAFFORD of Baslow;   kinswomen Elizabeth and Mary RENSHAW (both under 21) [daughters of Samuel RENSHAW];   cousin Thomas WRAGG and Mary WRAGG (both under 15) [son and daughter of Roger WRAGG and Anne his late wife];   nephew Thomas MARSDEN;   niece Sarah wife of John BRADSHAW of Wadshelf in Derbys;   John STANLY of Eyam;   servants Robert GREGORY,   John MATLY and Hester INGMAN;   Grace CRANE of Baslow;   Godfry VICKARS of Baslow;   Mr Joseph FERNE of Matlock and Mr Joseph NICHOLS of Baslow.
Executor: nephew Godfry MARSDEN.
Overseers: Loving friends Thomas BAGSHAW of Bakewell and Robert BROMEHEAD.
Signed: Humphry CHAPMAN.
Witnesses: Grace NICHOLS(X),   Robert BROMEHEAD(sg),   John HEATON(sg),   Joseph NICHOLS(sg).
Appraisers: Robert BROMEHEADE(sg),   Robert ROWLAND(sg),   Samson WHITE(sg), Edmund WHITE(X), 4 Jun 1695. Value £532 10s 0d.
Date of probate 7 Oct 1695.

 

1696

BROWN
CADMAN
CLARK
DEVONSHIRE
FRITH
HEATHCOTE
KIRKBY
LITTLEWOOD
MAYDON
MILNER
SMITH
WATTS
CADMAN, Elizabeth - of Staveley, widow, 5 Apr 1696.
Beneficiaries: son Peter CADMAN (under 20 years) - with the consent of my Noble Lord the Duke of DEVONSHIRE to have my farme or tenement;   nephew James LITTLEWOOD son of brother Robert LITTLEWOOD*.
Witnesses: Ralph HEATHCOTE,   John FRITH &   Ales WATTS.
Inventory by: John BROWN,   Robert S....., Peter FRITH &   Peter LITTLEWOOD, appraised at £39 on 12 May 1696.
Debts totalling £16 owed to Mr SMITH (one years rent),   Barbara CLARK,   Peter MAYDON,   Thomas MILNER,   John KIRKBY,   Robert LITTLEWOOD.
Probate 14 Oct 1696 at Lichfield.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1697

?LEVICHER
BROMEHEAD
BUCKLEY
COLLIER
DOBBE
EASTWOOD
FFOULDS
HEATHCOTT
LEIGH
LITLEWOOD
ROWLAND
WHITE
WILCOXON
WILD
COLLIER, John - of Bubnell, yeoman, 27 Jul 1697.
Beneficiaries: wife Margarett COLLIER (very likely née EASTWOOD);   son in law Edward HEATHCOTT, daughter Mary HEATHCOTT;   grandson Jonathan HEATHCOTT [son of Mary HEATHCOTT];   daughter Margarett DOBBE and her son John DOBBE;   sisters Mary ?LEVICHER and Grace FFOULDS.
Tenants of property: Robert WILD tenant in Corber;   Ffrancis BUCKLEY [alias?] LITLEWOOD tenant of Buckley's farm in Hathersich;   Ffrancis WILCOXON tenant of Boar farm in Hathersiche.
Witnesses: Daniel HEATHCOTT, Ann HEATHCOTT,   Luke LEIGH (copies of signatures or marks).
Appraisers: Robt BROMEHEAD,   Samson WHITE,   Robt ROWLAND (copies of signatures or marks),   10 Aug 1697. Value £108 6s 8d.
Proved at Bakewell 11 Oct 1697.

 

1701

CAMM
HANLEY
HODGSON
HUNT
MORRISON
MORTON
WALKER
CAMM, John, of Brookfield, in the parish of Hathersage, yeoman, 12 Dec 1698.
Beneficiaries: nephew Thomas HODGSON - land at 'Whorl Stones';   brother Francis CAMM - land at Brookfield and rest of goods & chattels.
Witnesses:John HANLEY,   Robert CAMM,   & Geoffrey HANLEY.
Admin. and probate 12 Nov 1701 to Francis CAMM,   John WALKER,   & Joseph HUNT.
Inventory by: John WALKER,   Robert MORTON jr.,   & Robert MORRISON?, 12 Nov 1701. Value £15-12s.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1705

ASH
CAM
GARDINER
ROBINSON
SAVAGE
STONES
CAM, Thomas - of Mosbrough, Moore Top, parish of Eckington, 28 Apr 1703.
Beneficiaries: Thomas ROBINSON;   cousin Ellen SAVAGE & her children George SAVAGE, John SAVAGE, Paul SAVAGE & Mary SAVAGE - 12d. each;   my children - 12d. each;   Mary ASH wife of Thomas - 40s.;   poor of Eckington.
Trustees: Thomas STONES of Mosbrough, gent. & Samuel GARDINER, rector of Eckington - to hold in trust all copyhold messuages, tenements etc. in the manor of Eckington except the house I live in (proceeds to be used to build & maintain a schoolhouse in Eckington.
Proved 1705.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1705

ADAMSON
BROWNE
CALTON
CAM
CAMM
EVANS
MARSH
CAM, George - of Dronfield, mason, 11 Jan 1704.
Beneficiaries: son George CAM - to have the house where he doth dwell;   daughter Mary ADAMSON &   granddaughters Hannah MARSH & Lidia MARSH - to have that part of my house where John EVANS doth now inhabit;   daughter Lidia CAM - to have the nether part of my house lately in the occupation of Alice BROWNE, widow;   son Michael CAM* & wife Lidia CAM* - to have rest & residue of estate.
Witnesses: George CAMM, jnr;   Thomas CALTON.
Proved Chesterfield 3 Oct 1705; Value of estate £19.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1705

BROWNHILL
CAMM
DAMM
FROST
HOLDGATE
SHEMWELL
STANLEY
CAMM, Hugh - of Calver, parish of Bakewell, yeoman, 25 Jun 1702.
Beneficiaries: daughter Hellen wife of Josiah HOLDGATE - £20;   (son) Thomas CAMM - messuages, land, tenements, with all appurtenances at Birley in the parish of Hathersage until his son John CAMM attains the age of 21 years,   also messuages, tenements &c. at Parkin Field & Reaps in the parish of Hope until his son Hugh CAMM attains the age of 21 years, said Hugh to pay beloved daughter-in-law Martha (wife of Thomas CAMM) £5 yearly out of profits;   rest and residue to said son Thomas CAMM*.
Supervisor: kinsman & trusty friend Alexander DAMM.
Witnesses: William SHEMWELL,   Alex. DAMM,   John STANLEY.
Inventory by: Hamer FROST, snr.,   Nicholas BROWNHILL &   John STANLEY, 9 Aug 1705. Value £6 10s.
Proved Chesterfield 3 Oct 1705.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1707

CANNER
CARTER
HUSS
SMITH
CARTER, Edward - of Long Eaton, 1707.
his sister;   nephew William SMITH of 'Fringson', labourer.
Witnesses: John and Mary CANNER, and others.
Note: Edward was one of those whose house were destroyed by fire in 1693, but he built himself a new house the same year.
Inventory: Value £2-13-2.   Praisers include William HUSS.

Contact: Patrick Huss

 

1709

BURTON
CATHERALL
CHALLINOR
CHAWNER
HOLLIS
CHALLINOR (also sometimes spelled CHAWNER), William - of Shirley, bachelor, 11 Dec 1709. Buried 16 Dec 1709.
Beneficiaries: sister Dorothy CHALLINOR;   nephew John CHALLINOR of Shirley (named as sole Executor);   Bennet CHALLINOR, daughter of nephew John CHALLINOR, of Shirley.
Witnesses: Thomas CATHERALL,   Thomas BURTON,   John HOLLIS.
Inventory: prepared 19 Dec 1709. Estate valued at £46.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1712

ALLSOPP
CHATTERTON
COOPE
FROST
HURDE
MADELELY
MADELEY
TIPPER
CHATTERTON, John - of Headlaston [sic - aka Edlaston], (yeoman[1]), 24 Sep 1711. Buried 11 Jan 1712.
Beneficiaries: eldest son William CHATTERTON;   son John CHATTERTON;   daughter Elizabeth MADELELY (wife of Thomas MADELEY of Headlaston);   3 grandchildren Elizabeth, John and Thomas MADELEY, once they attain the age of 21;   youngest son George CHATTERTON, named as sole Executor.
Witnesses: Lidia TIPPER,   Thomas COOPE,   John HURDE.
Inventory: prepared 16 Jan 1712. Estate valued at £274-16-00 (signed off by Thomas ALLSOPP,   Joseph FROST,   & William CHATTERTON.
Notes: [1] The Testator's profession was not stated in the will, but is given on the accompanying Inventory.

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1717

BOURNE
BOWER
CANTILL
CANTRILL
COTTON
GREGORY
HIGGINBOTHAM
HOPKINSON
HURT
HURTT
CANTRILL, John - of Fallgate, Ashover, co. Derby, Miner, 19 Sep 1717.
Executor: brother Israel CANTRILL.
Mentions: sister Rachel HURTT, nephew Samuel HURT (son of my sister Rachel);   Dinah CANTRILL (daughter of my brother Israel CANTRILL);   John CANTRILL (son of my brother Israel CANTRILL);   Israel CANTRILL (son of my brother Israel CANTRILL);   niece Rachel CANTRILL (daughter of my brother Israel CANTILL);   nephew John COTTON.
Witnesses: Ann GREGORY,   Thomas GREGORY,   Charles BOWER.
Inventory: dated 22 May 1717, witnessed by Thomas HOPKINSON,   Jeremiah HIGGINBOTHAM,   Charles BOURNE.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1717

COCK
DAMME
HEATHCOTT
MOWER
NICHOLS
WHITE
COCK, Godfry - of Baslow. (Ad)
to Elizabeth COCK (his widow),   Joseph NICHOLS, curate and Thomas MOWER, yeoman, all of Baslow, 22 Oct 1717.
Inventory by: Samson WHITE,   Alexander DAMME,   Edward HEATHCOTT.
The Inventory doesn't give his occupation, but a selection of goods includes six pewter pints, four quarts, four tumblers, a glass case, one half pint, several chairs, forms, stools and tables, a copper, brewing vessels, ale in several vessels, ten ale vessels, one dozen bottles, as well as a clock and three chamber pots, so we may hazard a guess at "innkeeper"!

 

1729

CHATTERTON
COOP
MADELEY
CHATTERTON, John - of Osmaston, husbandman, 1 Sep 1719. Buried 8 Nov 1728.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary CHATTERTON, named as Executrix;   son John CHATTERTON;   daughter Mary CHATTERTON;   son Joseph CHATTERTON, daughter Elizabeth CHATTERTON.
Trustee: brother George CHATTERTON, to execute the will, if widow Mary should remarry.
Witnesses: William CHATTERTON,   Thomas MADELEY,   Thomas COOP.
Inventory: prepared 7 Dec 1728. Estate valued at £225-11-6.
Probate granted to widow Mary CHATTERTON on 22 Apr 1729.
Note to Probate: An accompanying Obligation names Catherine (the submitter's ancestor) and Jane as John CHATTERTON's lawful children (alongside John, Mary, Joseph and Elizabeth mentioned in the will proper).

Contact: George Hewitt FBA

 

1739

COOK
COOKE
HUTTON
TAYLOR
WOODCOCK
COOK, MARTHA, late of Newton, Mottram, 4 Aug 1739. (Ad)
late husband George COOKE* of Ludworth, Glossop, carpenter.
Witnesses: Abraham TAYLOR of Manchester, blacksmith;   J WOODCOCK;   Edward HUTTON, Sur.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1747

BETTS
BL***ETT
COLLIER
DEARSLEY
GOODWIN
HULLS
LETCH
SORRELL
COLLIER, Joseph - of Romford, Essex, baker, 22 Nov 1747.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary COLLIER (also the Executor);   daughter Alice DEARSLEY (wife of William DEARSLEY, carpenter of Romford);   grandchildren William, Mary and Sarah DEARSLEY (in trust).
Trustees: Nicholas BETTS, mercer of Romford;   William BL***ETT, maltster of Romford.
Mentions property in Derbyshire: "I give all that my one undivided tenth part of and all that manor house or capital messuage and all the lands tenements [&c.] situate and being in Ballidon in the County of Derby and all other my estate lands and tenements in the said County of Derby unto my beloved wife [&c.] being only my own confirmation of the estate for life which she hath in the said premises under a deed of settlement..."
Witnesses: Peter GOODWIN,   John SORRELL,   John LETCH.
Proved PCC 11 Dec 1747. PRO Ref: PROB 11/758.
Note: His wife Mary's surname is not known - hence the interest in the property she'd acquired by Deed of Settlement in Ballidon. His first wife Elizabeth HULLS died in 1724; Alice their only known child was born in 1713.

Contact: Sarah Ensor

 

1759

COOK
COOKE
GEE
GOSLING
GRIMSHAW
HARRISON
LEES
COOKE, James, of Newton in the Parish of Mottram in Longdendale, co. Chester, Labourer, 19 Jul 1759.
daughter Ann COOKE,   brother George COOKE,   grandson John COOKE otherwise LEES (under 21);   brother Matthew COOKE* of Newton, carpenter;   James GRIMSHAW* of Ashton-inder-Line, co. Lancaster linen weaver.
Witnesses: John GOSLING,   James HARRISON,   Nathaniel GEE. [James Cooke (X his mark and seal)]
Probate issued 8 Aug 1759; John HARRISON, Sur.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1769

CHEETHAM
DOWNING
HAMILTON
MARSHALL
MIDDLETON
PICKFORD
CHEETHAM, John - of Bradwell, Hope, 16 Mar 1768.
wife Ann;   dtr Mary £20;   dtr Sarah £20;   g/son John MIDDLETON £10 when 21;   son Thomas house where he now lives & croft adjoining +another croft on Bradwell Hills+ 1/3 of his of his mine in Hartledale;   son Isaac all my housing at Wallhead in Bradwell formally the property of Isaac HAMILTON when he is 21;   son John the house where he now dwells, farming gear, cows & horse & rest of mines;   my wife the house where I now dwell also the croft & close after Bradwell Water & the keeping of a cow for the rest of her natural life, this then goes to son John.
Executors: wife & son John.
Witnesses: Thomas PICKFORD,   William MARSHALL &   Millisend X DOWNING.
Proved 19 Oct 1769.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1779

COLLEDGE
ELLIOTT
PEAT
SHALLEZOSS
COLLEDGE, Samuel - of Millhouses, Wirksworth, miner, written 26 Dec 1778.
Executors: wife Millicent COLLEDGE, son John COLLEDGE.
Beneficiaries: wife Millicent COLLEDGE, sons Samuel COLLEDGE, William COLLEDGE, John COLLEDGE, James COLLEDGE, Edmund COLLEDGE, Thomas COLLEDGE.
Witnesses: John ELLIOTT,   Phineas PEAT,   Phillip SHALLEZOSS.
Probate 20 Sep 1779.

Contact: Jan Connell

 

1784

BATES
COOK
HAWCOURT
KENWORTHY
KINDER
STREET
WORTH
COOK, Matthew, of Newton in the Parish of Mottram in Longdendale, co. Chester, Carpenter, 24 Jan 1776.
wife Martha COOK*,   son James COOK,   daughter Ann WORTH,   daughter Betty HAWCOURT,   son John COOK,   son Matthew COOK,   daughter Sarah STREET,   son Joseph COOK.
Witnesses: John BATES Senr. John BATES Jnr. James KENWORTHY. [Mark of Matthew COOK X]
Probate issued 19 Feb 1784; R KINDER, Sur.
Value of the effects above 40s.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1789

CHEETHAM
COOK
HENRY
HOWARD
LEES
MAWSON
ROBINSON
WOOLLEY
COOK, James, of Newton in Mottram in Longdendale, Carpenter.
mentions John WOOLLEY (joint occupant of two dwellinghouses at Newton with James COOK);   bequests to son John COOK, wife Ellen COOK*;   grandson James COOK (son of my late son George COOK);   five daughters Betty, Martha, Sarah, Rachel and Nelly,   and to Martha's son Thomas.
Other Executors: sons-in-law Thomas ROBINSON* and Thomas HOWARD*.
Witnesses: William LEES,   John LEES,   Joel CHEETHAM.
Probate issued 14 Sep 1789.
Mentioned in a later Admon of 26 Mar 1833 relating to the above will:- Executors Thomas HENRY of Manchester, corn merchant; William MAWSON of Manchester, gentleman due to death of Ellen COOK the surviving executrix. Residuary Legatee: daughter Nelly WOOLLEY of Dukinfield, widow.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1801

COOK
JOHNSON
LEES
STOPFORD
TURNER
COOK, Joseph, of Newton in the Parish of Mottram in Longdendale, co. Chester, Yeoman, 23 Oct 1801.
wife Mary COOK*,   son and daughter Joseph* and Matty COOK.
Witnesses: William LEES,   Joseph STOPFORD,   John JOHNSON.
Probate issued 6 Dec 1801; James TURNER, Sur.  Estate Above 100 pounds and under 300 pounds.
Sir, in the inclosed will the words on her part interlined were written before the execution of it: And the Wax fell upon the word Issue as the writer of the will was carrying the wax from the candle to the paper in order to seal it. This was done after the will was read to the Testator by the Person who wrote it and before the Execution of it, 18 Dec 1801

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1806

ANDREW
BARNS
CRESSWELL
HARROP
HILL
HOWE
OLIVER
PURSGLOVE
WOOD
CRESSWELL, Thomas - of Smalldale (HALL), Bradwell, Hope, yoeman, 4 Dec 1807.
dtr Betty WOOD of Macclesfield, widow, tenement & appurtenances at Gorseyside, Edale, let to George PURSGLOVE for her life & then to her dtrs Mary, Harriet & Sarah unless his exec, his g/son Robert CRESSWELL farmer, of Idridgehay, Wirksworth chooses to pay his Auntie Betty £900 for the estate;   this Robert CRESSWELL to have the estate at Crowden Booth, Edale;   g/son Lewis CRESSWELL, hatter, of Macclesfield all the estate (except the silver cups) at Hope & Bradwell, he to pay his Aunt Betty WOOD, £700;   son Richard £12p.a. for life & on his death £5p.a. for the life of his wife;   [their dtrs were Betty HARROP of Mottersham & Hannah BARNS of Cheadle] g/ch Fredrick CRESSWELL & Mary CRESSWELL both of London, children of his late son Ralph £120;   son Joseph, of Leeds £60 + the silver cup;   friend Isaac HILL £5;   Poor of Edale £5;   Poor of Bradwell £5.
Executors: g/sons Robert & Lewis.
Witnesses: Robert ANDREW & John HOWE.
Probate Bakewell 14 Oct 1806.
Note: Thomas inherited the Smalldale estate through his wife Betty OLIVER.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1815

BRADBURY
BROCKLEHURST
COOKE
CROWTHER
COOKE, James, of Glossop. Died 26 Dec 1814. (Ad)
Oath sworn by widow Betty COOKE(X).
Witnesses: John CROWTHER,   Joseph BROCKLEHURST,   John BRADBURY.
Admon. 16 Feb 1815 at Lichfield.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1834

BROOMHEAD
COCKER
DOW
FARNSWORTH
FRITH
FROST
FURNISS
MORTON
RATHBONE
SILVESTER
WILSON
COCKER, Thomas, of Hathersage co. Derby, Gentleman, 6 Nov 1829.
Bequest: my freehold Messuages, &c. at Hathersage in occup'n of William BROOMHEAD, William FROST, and George MORTON - to the use of my dear wife Betty COCKER for life if she continues my widow and unnmarried + such Rents due of said Premises;   to each of my daughters Mary, Ann, Alice, and Hannah - £4 for Mourning immediately and £200 at the end of 6 calendar months after my decease.
Executors & Trustees: my sons James COCKER and Thomas COCKER and my friend Jonathan COCKER of Salford co. Lancs. Gentleman - to "maintain educate and clothe" my sons John COCKER and Joseph COCKER whilst in their minority out of income of "Stocks Funds and Securities in Trust", and to act as Guardians of "such of my Children as shall be under the Age of twenty one Years at the time of my decease".   (sg) Thos. COCKER.
Witnesses: Hy. FRITH,   Thos. FARNSWORTH,   John RATHBONE.
Codicil: 16 Jun 1830. Revokes son Thomas as an Executor.
Witnesses: Robert WILSON,   Samuel SILVESTER,   Robert FURNISS.
Codicil: 14 Aug 1830. Whereever the name of Joseph COCKER shall occur…   Joseph Robert COCKER is intended.
Witnesses: W A DOW,   Samuel SILVESTER,   the Mark of X Charles SILVESTER.
3rd Codicil: 18 Apr 1834. [Finally, at last!] he names "all my children Henry, Samuel, James, Mary, Ann, Thomas, Alice, Edwin, Hannah, and Joseph Robert". The content relates mainly to a financial dispute between "my son Henry and grandson Robert" (presumably Henry's son) and "said son Edwin".
An affidavit signed by Jonathan COCKER records that Thomas died 23 Oct 1834.

Contact: Keith Sherwood

 

1835

BARLOW
BEELEY
COOK
GODDARD
COOK, James, of the Parish of Glossop, 19 Jun 1835. Died 5 Jul 1835.
Executors: James COOK* of Waterside in the parish of Glossop, shopkeeper;   daughter Mary BARLOW* wife of John BARLOW of Waterside, Glossop, blacksmith;   bequests to Mary BARLOW (daughter) 200 pounds;   son James COOK 'cottages and shop under lease from the Duke of Norfolk';   son Joseph COOK, 200 pounds;   daughter Hannah COOK, 200 pounds;   daughter Jane COOK, 200 pounds;   son Wright COOK, 200 pounds.
Witnesses: John GODDARD,   John BEELEY.
Probate 7 Dec 1835 at Lichfield.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1838

COOKE
DEARNELEY
GODDARD
COOKE, William, late of Mattley, hatter, widower. Died 25 Dec 1837. (Ad)
to son Thomas COOKE of Mattley, farmer.
Witnesses: Thomas DEARNELEY of Tintwhistle, farmer and Miles GODDARD of Mottram, victualler.
Admon. 17 Jan 1838.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1840

COOK
HIGGINBOTTOM
RATHER
COOK, Susan, widow late of Newton, Mottram. Died 6 Apr 1840. (Ad)
to son James COOK, of Newton, spinner.
Witnesses: James COOK, son of Newton in Mottram, Spinner,   John RATHER of Hyde, Joiner,   Benjamin Harrop HIGGINBOTTOM of Ashton under Lyne, gentleman.
Admon. 22 Apr 1840.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1841

CALVERT
CORNTHWAITE
CUBLEY
FLACK
CUBLEY, Edward - of All Saints in the Borough of Derby, Upholder, 22 Jan 1840.
Beneficiaries: daughters Elizabeth, Martha, Mary, Susan and Jane CUBLEY.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth CUBLEY who is Trustee under the Will of the Reverend Thomas CORNTHWAITE.
Witnesses: Edward CALVERT;   Edward FLACK, Solicitor of Derby.
Probate 9 Jan 1841 - PCC.

Contact: Ros Dunning

 

1842

BENNETT
CLAYTON
COCKER
CUNDEY
DANIEL
DOOLEY
GREGORY
HEGINBOTHAM
HURST
KINDER
MASON
STRINGER
TURNER
WILD
CUNDEY, John, of Stoney Middleton, Limeburner, 9 Mar 1839. Died 1 Oct 1842.
Trustees & Executors: son John CUNDEY Junior;   son in law Robert HEGINBOTHAM;   friend William CLAYTON of Stoney Middleton, Innkeeper.
Beneficiaries &c: daughters Sarah CUNDEY, spinster,   Jane wife of Joseph HURST,   Elizabeth wife of John STRINGER,   Hannah wife of William WILD,   and Nancy wife of Robert HEGINBOTHAM;   servants Samuel MASON and Samuel BENNETT;   wife Barbara CUNDEY,   land situate at Hungerill i/t/p Eyam purchased of John DANIEL.
Witnesses: Saml. TURNER, Clerk to Mr. GREGORY Solr. Eyam;   John MASON,   John DOOLEY.
Codicil: 27 Sep 1842. granddaughter Ann STRINGER,   brother William CUNDEY.
Revoke the appointment of William CLAYTON as a Trustee & Executor. Appoint friend Edmund COCKER of Stoney Middleton, Innkeeper and Butcher.
Witnesses: Saml. TURNER, Clerk to Mr. GREGORY Solr. Eyam;   George KINDER, Stoney Middleton.
Probate Chesterfield 13 Oct 1842; before F T BLACKBURNE Surrogate.  Effects under 2,000£.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1845

BLACKBURNE
BOWLER
BRETT
CLAY
MARRIOTT
WHITE
CLAY, Samuel - o/t/p Duckmanton, Plaisterer, 8 Jan 1845. Died 6 Mar 1845.
wife Elizabeth CLAY - premises in Brampton (near Chesterfield),   and money invested in a Club at Chesterfield;   after her decease to daughters Elizabeth wife of George MARRIOTT, and Ellen wife of Robert BOWLER.
Executors: George MARRIOTT o/t/p Duckmanton, Blacksmith and Robert BOWLER o/t/p Warsop, co. Notts, Farmer. Samuel CLAY (sg).
Witnesses: Willm. BRETT,   William Mower WHITE.
Probate Chesterfield 10 Apr 1845  before F T BLACKBURNE, Surrogate. Estate under £100.

Contact: Phil Unwin

 

1850

BOOTH
BROOMHEAD
CHINN
CLAYTON
FISHER
HINCH
LANCAKE
PATTESON
CLAYTON, William - of Middleton Dale, co. Derby, 30 Aug 1848.
Occupation: Innkeeper (The Lovers Leap). Died 26 Dec 1849.
Trustees & Executors: friend George BOOTH of Stoney Middleton, Farmer;   son John CLAYTON of Brampton, publican & son Joseph CLAYTON of New Mills, Currier.
Beneficiaries: everything to dear wife Martha and after her decease, everything to be shared equally amongst my children. The children of my deceased daughter Mary (late the wife of Thomas HINCH) to receive their late mother's share. Signed and sealed William CLAYTON, 30 Aug 1848.
Witnesses: H BROOMHEAD Jnr of Sheffield &   G H FISHER of London.
Codicil: The removal of George BOOTH as Exec. and dear wife Martha to be appointed in his place. Signed W CLAYTON, 30 Aug 1848.
Witnesses: Henry PATTESON &   John LANCAKE.
Probate granted at Lichfield 13 Mar 1850. Value under £100;  H CHINN - Commissioner.

Contact: Janet Kirk

 

1851

BARLOW
BRADBURY
COOK
EASTHAM
HOLLINWORTH
HOLROYD
LONGBOTTOM
THOMPSON
COOK, James, shopkeeper of Waterside, Glossop. Died 19 Oct 1851.
interest in my farm land I hold under the Duke of Norfolk as tenant...';   sister Jenny (Jane) COOK* of Waterside, spinster, 'all my farming stock and niece Betty BARLOW,   niece Hannah HOLROYD,   servant man George EASTHAM* of Waterside, Glossop, Carter,   sister Mary BARLOW,   William BRADBURY* of Waterside, shopkeeper,   Hannah LONGBOTTOM wife of Ralph LONGBOTTOM.
Witnesses: ? THOMPSON, Solr,   James HOLLINWORTH,   clerk with Mr THOMPSON.
Held shares in the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway.
Probate 17 Nov 1851 Lichfield  Estate under 1500 pounds.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1852

COOK
HADFIELD
HYDE
LONGBOTTOM
COOK, Joseph, labourer, late of Waterside in Glossop, a bachelor without parent. Died 3 Jul 1847. (Ad)
Admon. to Hannah LONGBOTTOM* (wife of Ralph LONGBOTTOM), the natural and lawful sister and one of the next of kin of the deceased.
Bondsmen: Ralph LONGBOTTOM, auctioneer of Waterside, Glossop;   John HADFIELD, brickmaker of Glossop;   Edward HYDE of Tintwistle.
Admon. 29 Jul 1852 and executed 7 Aug 1852 in the Bishop's Court Lichfield.  Estate Less than 300 pounds.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1858

CHINN
CLAYTON
FLETCHER
CLAYTON, Robert - of Peak Forest, Co. Derby.
Beneficiaries: daughter Grace and her husband James FLETCHER of Peak Forest (who now reside with me) - all that close of land known as Brays Croft on the top of the Bank at Tideswell (about 2 acres) with barn & shippon. Also all my household goods, furniture, books, debts & movable effects and also my cattle, sheep, hay, corn, farming implements carts, gearing whatsoever.   If agreeable to Duke of Devonshire's steward for my daughter & her husband to retain possession of house and land.
Executors: Grace & James FLETCHER.
Proved 24 Jul 1858 and granted to Grace & James FLETCHER;  extracted by CHINN, Proctor, Derby.
Transcribed by Janet Kirk 12 Nov 2004 from Microfilm of Derby Diocesan Probate at Matlock Record Office. DRO Ref: M250, p.394.

Contact: Janet Kirk

 

1878

ADAMS
BLYTHE
CLARKE
CLAY
ELSE
FLINT
LUDLAM
ROPER
SHAW
SMITH
TIPPER
CLAY, Henry of Wirksworth, Stone Mason.
Beneficiaries: wife Elizabeth CLAY*;   nephews William CLARKE &   Joseph FLINT;   sisters Elizabeth ROPER of Derby &   Mary LUDLAM of Wirksworth;   Robert ADAMS* of Middleton by Wirksworth;   Joseph & Hannah BLYTHE &   Ann SMITH of Milford;   Ann SHAW of Sheffield.
Witnesses: Thomas ELSE &   William TIPPER.
Proved at Derby 17 Jun 1878.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1887

CLEGG
COCKER
EDGOOSE
IBBOTSON
JULIAN
MORTON
PROCTER
WRENCH
COCKER, John Armstrong - of Hathersage co. Derby, merchant and manufacturer, 14 Nov 1887.
my dear wife Harriet COCKER - all real and personal estate;   in case she die in my lifetime the same to my friends John Charles CLEGG of Sheffield co. York Solicitor and E M WRENCH of Baslow co. Derby in trust to sell/invest &c. they also to have £500 as an acknowledgement for their trouble.
My trustees to pay two equal fourth parts to my mother in law Mary Elizabeth Grace EDGOOSE or if not living at my decease the same to John Robert and Elizabeth her son and daughter;   my trustees to pay the income from another fourth part to Mary IBBOTSON the wife of Joseph IBBOTSON of Hathersage postmaster and after her death divide same between her children;   the remaining fourth part to Mary Bibby JULIAN wife of John JULIAN of the Vicarage Wincobank Sheffield and after her death to her children.
Investments to be made in Government Securities of the United Kingdom or in Railway Companies of England and Wales, but not elsewhere.
Witnesses: Sarah Ann MORTON,   Mary PROCTER.

Contact: Michael Edgoose

 

1887

CLEGG
COCKER
FROGGATT
RAYWOOD
WILSON
COCKER, Joseph Robert - of Belle View, Hathersage, co. Derby, gentleman, 23 Feb 1885.
Executor: my son John Armstrong COCKER of Hathersage, merchant and manufacturer - he also to have all real & personal estate, but in case he should die then to Harriet COCKER (the wife of my said son) for her own absolute use and benefit.
Also to Mary Ann RAYWOOD - £100 free from duty paid within 1 calendar month after my decease.   (signed) Joseph Robert COCKER, with:
Witnesses: George FROGGATT, grinder, Hathersage,   Edward T WILSON, wire Drawer, Hathersage.
Proved at Derby 13 Dec 1887 by the Oath of John Armstrong COCKER.
Testator died 27 Sep 1887 at Hathersage. Gross value of Personal Estate £11,517-5s-7d. Net £11,361-14s-10d. Extracted by Mr. J CLEGG & Sons, Solicitors, Sheffield.

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1890

BARLOW
BOWN
CHAMBERLAIN
COOK
GRAY
LEES
MANSFIELD
PRESTON
SHARP
COOK, George Edwick - of Somercotes in the parish of Alfreton, co. Derby, Butcher, 7 Apr 1890.
Trustees & Executors: Charles Richard CHAMBERLAIN, Farming Steward, Riddings and Joseph BOWN, Baker, Somercotes.
Beneficiaries: daughter Harriet Edwick the wife of George GRAY of Somercotes & daughter Ann Ellen the wife of Charles Richard CHAMBERLAIN of Riddings.
2nd Codicil: Trustees allow my Housekeeper Charlotte PRESTON to live in and keep possession of my House and premises as now occupied by me at Somercotes for the space of three months after my decease with all the Household furniture and appurtenances thereto belonging and to have and collect for her own use the rents of Eight Cottages in the several occupations of Mrs SHARP and others in one block of four and Mrs BARLOW and others in other block of four. And to pay Housekeeper Charlotte PRESTON the sum of Forty pounds in addition to the above named Rents within three months after the time of my decease.
Witnesses: Fred MANSFIELD & James LEES.
Proved at Derby with 2 Codicils 22 Aug 1890.
Oaths by Charles Richard CHAMBERLAIN and Joseph BOWN the Executors named in the Will to whom Administration was granted.
The Testator George Edwick COOK died 15 May 1890 at Somercotes. Gross value of Personal Estate £55.6.0. Extracted by the Executors in person.
Collected by Janet M. Kirk. Source: Microfilm at Derbys. Record Office, Matlock. Ref: 1890 Wills, page 868.

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1895

CRITCHLOW
GUNN
HALLAM
JOULE
TAYLOR
CRITCHLOW, John - of Stapleford Fields co. Nottingham, 12 Dec 1894.
His occupation is not stated, but he owned Marsh Hall Farm in Chapel-en-le-Frith, which was occupied by Joel JOULE.
Beneficiaries: son Charles CRITCHLOW;   son John CRITCHLOW of Barmoor;   son Stephen CRITCHLOW;   son William CRITCHLOW;   daughter Jemima TAYLOR;   daughter Mary Ann JOULE;   daughter Violetta Elizabeth JOULE's child, Violetta Elizabeth JOULE;   daughter Hannah HALLAM's children: Edgar Montague HALLAM, Lillias Myra HALLAM, Frederick Henry HALLAM, William Norman HALLAM and Ellis HALLAM.
Witnesses: John GUNN & Thomas GUNN.
Executors: John CRITCHLOW of Barmoor, William CRITCHLOW of Peaks Hill & Stephen CRITCHLOW of Edale.
Probate granted 29 Jul 1895 at Nottingham.

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1896

CLEWS
HANDLEY
WALKER
CLEWS, John, of Littleover, co. Derby, farmer, 10 Jan 1893.
Leaves all equally between wife Anne CLEWS, youngest daughter Emily Ruth CLEWS and youngest son John Milton CLEWS.
Executors: my oldest son Samuel Lowe CLEWS and my dear wife Anne CLEWS.
Witnesses: Ernest Charles HANDLEY of Littleover clerk and Henry WALKER of Littleover warphand.
Probate granted at Derby 23 Sep 1896 to "Sarah Ann CLEWS  the sole executrix" (sic)

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1930

CLAY
CLAY, Samuel Francis, off licence holder of 5 Gilman St Derby. Died 26 May 1930.
Beneficiary and Executrix: wife Hilda CLAY.
Witnesses: Lydia Gertrude CLAY & John James CLAY.
Probate Nottingham 1 Jul 1930.

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