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:-

 

1535

ADORE
BAGESHAW
BAGESHAWE
DONNE
DORE
MORE
SHURLEY
SMART
DONNE, Thomas, clerk & parson of Ium, 26 Feb 24 Henry VIII [1532/31].
'To the high altar of the parish church of Ium where I am parson 40s'. sister Joane BAGESHAWE and her children,   cousin Thomas DORE* (also recorded as 'A DORE' and 'ADORE') my sister's son;   his brother William DORE;   sister Mawde MORE of London a ring of gold of the five wounds and a Saint Antony's cross of gold;   cousin Thomas DONNE of Apley;   brother Roger MORE*, sergeant of the king's bakehouse at London;   brother Thomas BAGESHAW* and sister Joane his wife.
Witnesses: Edward SHURLEY,   William DONNE,   George SMART.
'To as many poor people as come to my burial every one of them 1d'.
Extracted because of the Eyam reference.
Proved at Lambeth 31 May 1535.
[PROB 11/25, q. 25; transcript published by Addy]

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1621-25

DALE
HOPKINSON
INGOLSBY
PERPOYNT
READ
THOMAS
THORNTON
WILEY
DALE, Henry - sailor in ship Eagle.
Wlm THORNTON cook;   Rich THOMAS;   Jn READ;   Ralph INGOLSBY carpenter;   mother Eliz DALE;   father Henry DALE* of Heanor co. Derby.
Overseer: Jn WILEY cooks mate.
Witnesses: Rob PERPOYNT &   Stephen HOPKINSON.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London Jul 1621-Dec 1625: Vol 24, f145.

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1624

BRADDBURNE
BROWN
BUTTLER
COWLEY
DEYNTITH
DONE
DOWNES
DRABBLES
FFRADSOME
FISHER
HALL
HICKSON
HIXON
HIXSON
HUGHSON
HUXLEY
MERRIMAN
MERRYMAN
OLLIV{ER}
ROLLINSON
VERNON
DRABBLES, John, husbandman, Utkinton[1], Cheshire, 30 Nov 1624.
'To be buried in churchyard in Torpurley';   wife Katherine*, her son Robert HIXSON*[2];   wife's daughter Joane HIXSON[2];   nephew John DRABBLES, 12 pence;   "my kinswoman" Katheren MERRYMAN (wife of William MERRYMAN[3]),   12 pence;   "my kinsman" John DRABBLES of Huckley[4], cloak;   "his brother" Francis DRABBLES, best jerkin etc;   "my kinsman" Thomas DRABBLES;   "my kinsman" George OLLIV{ER}[5] and his brother Robert OLLIV{ER} 12 pence "apieece";   landlord Sir J DONE;   two children of John DEYNTITH[6], "my kinsman".
Witnesses: Richard ROLLINSON,   John DEYNTITH,   William HUXLEY,   John BROWN[?].
Appraisers of Inventory: William VERNON,   Thomas FISHER,   Richard ROLLINSON,   Raph HUGHSON, 13 Dec 1624;   Date of probate unknown.
Debts owed: John FFRADSOME of Little Budworth;   John DOWNES of Utkinson;   Richard HALL of Willmington;   John COWLEY of Utkinson;   Joan BRADDBURNE.
Debts owing: Joane VERNON of Utkinson, widow;   the wife of Edward BUTTLER;   Joan HIXSON of Borr???.
Notes:
[1] Utkinson, a township in Tarporley Parish, Eddisbury Hundred (SJ 5565);
[2] HIXON is a Lincolnshire name although the IGI shows a Katherine HICKSON baptised on 7 Nov 1585 at Frodsham, Cheshire;
[3] William MERRIMAN married Katherin DRABLE at Chelmorton, DBY, 12 May 1610 (IGI M061283);
[4] Huxley, a township in Waverton Parish, Broxton Hundred, CHS (SJ 5061);
[5] The "Drabble alias Olliver"s of Baslow, DBY?
[6] DEYNTITH appears (from the incidence of the name on the IGI), at this time to be a name associated with Cheshire and Lancashire.

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1632

DRABLE
EYRE
HALL
DRABLE, Francis, husbandman, Abney Grange, Derbyshire, 2 Jan 1631/2.
Wife Anne DRABLE*;   'everi one of his children' Ellen, Elizabeth, Thomas, Anne and John DRABLE,   'twelvepence A peece';   John DRABLE son of Thomas DRABLE [not Testator's son Thomas] 'one lambe';  
Witnesses: George ?,   Thomas HALL,   Thomas DRABLE,   Rowland EYRE.
Will written in third person and unsigned.
Inventory 11 Jan 1631/2  Probate granted 8 Feb 1631/2.

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1635

ALLAME
BARKER
BRADSHAW
CADLEY
CORR
DRABBLE
GREENESMITHE
HANDY
HOLLAND
M?
NORMAN
SMITH
WALL
DRABBLE, James, blacksmith, Edensor, Derbyshire, undated.
Wife Ann DRABBLE*, whole estate;  
Witnesses: Isabell BRADSHAW,   K/catherine M? (mark).
Debtors: Thomas BARKER,   John WALL,   Henry GREENESMITHE;  
Creditors: Henry HANDY,   George CORR,   Robert NORMAN,   John HOLLAND,   John SMITH;  
Appraisers of Inventory: Roger BRADSHAW,   John CADLEY(?),   Richard ALLAME(?).
Probate granted 1635.

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1638

BENETT
BRAY
CRESSWELL
DAKIN
HALLAM
SHELDON
SIDAL
SIDDALL
STONE
DAKIN, Thomas - of Eyam, clerk, 4 Jan 1637.
to be buried at Eyam;   wife Ann a silver spoon?;   dtr Ann the rest of his goods;   god-dtr Mary SHELDON a silver spoon & a table?;   Alice? Bridget & Thomas SHELDON "my wife's children" 6/8d each;   wife Ann sole exec.
There is a footnote where he declares he has not had any dealings with the estate of his wife's former husband Thomas SHELDON.
Witnesses: Thomas BRAY,   Francis SIDAL his mark an "M",   Godfrey CRESSWELL? his mark a "G". Enforcers?: John ----? of Litton yoeman & John SHELDON of Eyam husbandman.
Inventory: 1 Oct 1638 by John SHELDON & Adam SIDDALL - £4/10/0d.
Debts owed by him: £3/6/0d.
Debts owed to him: John STONE £1/5/0d;   John HALLAM 16/0d;   Francis BENETT 12/0d;   Francis SIDDALL 5/0d;   Ann Boote 5/0d - Total £3/3/0d
Proved --- 1638.

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1650

BARON
DAME
DRABLE
MALAM
MILNES
POYNTON
RICHARDSON
SWIFTE
DRABLE, John, husbandman, Dunston, Derbyshire, 24 May 1650. To be buried in churchyard in Chesterfield.
wife Dorothy DRABLE*, residue;   son James DRABLE land etc;   brother James DRABLE £12;   sister Martha RICHARDSON £12;   sister Mary DAME(?) £12.
Witnesses: William BARON,   William MALAM.
Appraisers of Inventory: Geo. MILNES,   Robert POYNTON,   William SWIFTE(X),   William BARON(X),   William MALAM, 17 Jun 1650.
Probate undated.

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1663

CHIRWOOD
DAKIN
HEALDE
WALKER
WHITE
WOOK
DAKIN, Simon - of "The Booth", Hathersage, husbandman, 24 Aug 1663.
to be buried in the churchyard at Hathersage;   wife Catherine house & farm for her natural life if she remains single;   son Timothy;   son Thomas the two eldest …;   son Richard the house & farm after his wife's death.
Witnesses: John WALKER - a very decorated signature & Rirk? WOOK?  
Inventory: Sep 1663 by Tho WHITE,   John HEALDE,   Martin CHIRWOOD? & Rirk WOOK?, total £57-16-6d, which includes a Bible & several small books 6/8d & 2 millstones £1/10/0d.
Proved Oct 1663.

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1664

DEANE
DEANE, Francis - of Long Eaton, yeoman, 1664.
Asks to be buried in chancel of church;   daughter, son in law and granchildren in Nottingham, godchildren;   dear and loving wife.

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1665

BURTON
DAND
DRABBLE
FFISHER
GREENEWOOD
MASON
ROTHERAM
ROTHERRAM
TAYLER
DRABBLE, Edward, yeoman, Dronfield, Derbyshire, 22 Jan 1663/4.
wife Elizabeth DRABBLE*, 'one third part of all my landes tenementes and hereditamentes in Dronfeild' for her life, other two thirds to her until son Aeneas is 24 years old;   son Aeneas DRABBLE 'all my convenyent heireloomes in my dwelling house and as many more of my goodes and chattells as shall make the said heireloomes to bee of the full value of twenty poundes';   daughters Hannah, Isabell, Mary DRABBLE;   John TAYLER of Dronfeild 'two shillings and sixe pence to buy him a payre of gloves'.
Supervisors: ffrancis BURTON Esq 'my honoured ffreind',   John ROTHERRAM 'my brother' [brother-in-law?].
Witnesses: Will MASON,   Go. DAND.
Appraisers of Inventory: ffrancis BURTON,   Thomas GREENEWOOD,   John ROTHERAM and Thomas FFISHER, 21 Oct 1664.
Probate granted 26 Apr 1665.

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1673

BODEN
DALE
PYM
STOTLEY
DALE, Philip - of St Paul Shadwell, Middlesex, widow.
land in Melbourne co. Derby held by Thomas PYM &   Joan BODEN widow to:
Executors: daughters of sister Dorothy PYM: Bridget wife of Thomas STOTLEY glazier &   Sarah PYM, both of St Olave [Southwark], Surrey.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London 1673; Vol 33, f8.
NB: Originator's stated reference is Vol 33 but others in 1673 are Vol 34.

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1678

BUXTON
DRABLE
LONGDEN
NORMANTON
PLANT
DRABLE, John, of Barlow. (N)
"I give to John DRABLE the lad that is with me that ten pounds which is in John BUXTON's hand of the Towne and which hee oweth unto mee... I would have him to have it at Seaven Years but my wife to have the Interest of it Seaven Yeares if she live so long..." three lads more that he was unkle to which he said he would leave to his wife to give them what shee would.
Attested by: Nicholas LONGDEN,   Thomas PLANT,   Alice NORMANTON,   and {????}.
to widow Joanne;  Inventory: 12 Sep 1678; £53.5.2d.  Admon. Bakewell 14 Nov 1678.

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1679

?EYRE
CRESWICKE
DAKIN
HALL
SLEIGH
THORNHILL
DAKIN, Robert - of Castleton yoeman, 8 April 1679.
nephew Ellis DAKIN the house where he now lives [there is then writing that I cannot read, partly scribbled out & partly overwritten, the word promise is among the words & it seems an important matter to him coming so early in the will] dtr Ann HALL widow 20/-;   dtr Dorothy 40/-;   g/son Richard DAKIN 10?ewes & furniture after wife's death, £4?;   other grandchildren but not named;   son John £10?;   son Robert £10?;   "my now wife - Alise";   then there is a crease in the document;   son John has £40 "in his hands" & appears to be in charge of its distribution but creases in the paper make it impossibe for me to be sure of the instructions.
Witnesses: Robert THORNHILL whose mark could be a small c &   Richard CRESWICKE (a flowery signature)
Sole Executor: son Robert.
Inventory: 19 Apr 1679 by Jno SLEIGH,   Robert THORNHILL,   Thomas ?EYRE - £33/10/6d.
Probate 9 May 1679 at Chesterfield.

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1680

ADAMSON
ATKIN
BARTON
BARTROM
CALTON
CARTLIDGE
DRABLE
GULET
NORTH
PARSE
RENSHALL
ROW
SMITH
STAYNEROD
DRABLE, John, husbandman, Dronfield, Derbyshire, 21 Jul 1680.
sister Alice NORTH*, residue of estate;   to Henry CARTLIDGE, Grace his wife and John STAYNEROD the revertion of a lease 'of several hundred years'   on a cottage and garden in Dronfield.
Witnesses: William BARTROM(X);   John ATKIN,   Thomas CALTON.
Creditors: William BARTON, ? ?,   John RENSHALL,   Thomas GULET(?),   George ROW,   Thomas SMITH,   Lawrance PARSE(?).
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas CALTON and Willm ADAMSON, 21 Sep 1680.
Seal: Heart pierced by two crossed arrows with crown? above.
Probate 22 Sep 1680.

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1688

BARKER
BOARD
BOWER
CALVER
COWSON
DRABLE
GARDUM
GELL
GREENESMITH
GREGORIE
LAWTON
LEES
NORTH
OXLEY
STAFFORD
TWIGGE
WARD
WHELDON
DRABLE, Tristram, blacksmith, Edensor, Derbyshire. (Ad)
wife Elizabeth DRABLE*;   co-signatory of letter of Admon, William OXLEY*, shoemaker.
Creditors: Daniel GREGORIE,   Robert STAFFORD,   Adam GELL,   John CALVER,   James WARD,   Thomas NORTH,   John TWIGGE,   Alexander BARKER,   George BOWER,   Thomas ?,   George GREENESMITH,   John GARDUM,   Godfrey BOARD,   Robert WHELDON,   William LAWTON.
Appraisers of Inventory: Robert LEES,   Robert STAFFORD,   William OXLEY,   Alexander BARKER and Mathew COWSON, 12 Jan 1687/8.
Admin. 21 Mar 1687/8  Probate 25 Mar 1687/8.

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1688

DRABLE
DRABLE, John, of Chelmorton.
not administrated by his relict Joane DRABLE - one bond £11.16.0d
Admon. Bakewell 17 Oct 1688.

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1697

DRABLE
MORTON
STANLEY
DRABLE, John, husbandman, Brosterfield, Eyam, Derbyshire, 17 Jan 1693.
son Humphrey DRABLE*, whole estate.
Witnesses: Robert MORTON,   William MORTON,   John STANLEY(?).
Probate granted 6 Oct 1697.

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1703

DAKIN
DANELL
HALL
STAVELEY
DAKIN, John - of Castleton, yoeman, 20 Aug 1703.
eldest son John the house where I now live together with the chamber over it the parlour & the buttery the barn & cowhouse & the dwelling westward together with the garden & orchard. Three planks lying in the chamber to make a table & other furniture;   Joseph DAKIN my second son the parlour at the eastend of the house with the chamber over it, the little parlour where I now lie the chamber over it & the little kitchen I lately built & the garden to the east & calf croft with the right to build on it;   son Isaac the new buildings to the south;   youngest son Abraham the house in the fold where son John now lives;   there is land & rights of access to be shared among the sons - they have to pay various sums of money;   dtr Margaret £10 if she marries with her mother-in-law's consent.
Executors: sons Joseph & Abraham.
Witnesses: Robert DAKIN &   Chr STAVELEY.   [signed] John's mark a large E.
Inventory: 18 Sep 1703 by Robert DAKIN,   Robart HALL,   Thomas DANELL - value £111-5-6d.
Proved 6 Oct 1703.
Note: See also Joseph DAKIN's Will, 22 Apr 1736.

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1703

BAGSHAW
CLARKE
DAKIN
NORTON
PLATS
SKIDMORE
TDAKIN
TOWNSON
UNWEN
UNWIN
DAKIN, Thomas - of Cockey, near Abney, Hope, 16 Apr 1703.
son Thomas £1, dtr Elin, dtr Margaret 1/-, dtr Ann 1/-;   g/ch. Thomas PLATS 1/-, Josif PLATS 1/-, Robert PLATS 1/-, Mary PLATS 1/-;   Thomas DAKIN 1/-;   William PLATS 1?;   Thomas CLARKE 1/-, Josif CLARKE 1/-, James CLARKE 1/-, Robert CLARKE 1/-, Jane CLARKE 1/-, Ellin CLARKE 1/-;   Thomas SKIDMORE 1/-;   son Robert, son Steven (they also execs);   dtr Ellin a pair of sheets & a bolster.   [signed] Thomas TDAKIN.
Witnesses: Edwar? TOWNSON whose mark is a series of lines,   Dorcot? NORTON whose mark is a reversed C &   Robert UNWEN.
Inventory by: John BAGSHAW, Peter BAGSHAW, Robert UNWIN & Will BAGSHAW - £24/7/4d.
Proved at Bakewell 9 Oct 1703.

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1707

DAKIN
DRABELL
ROBERTS
DRABELL, Mary, of Hope.
eldest son Francis DRABELL - linen &c.,   daughter Mary - linen, daughter Ann - linen;   daughter Margaret ROBERTS of Stoney Middleton 10/-;   son in law Stephen DAKIN £3.10.0d;   grandchild, son of Stephen DAKIN ----,   Thomas DAKIN £3.10.0;   all rest of property to second son Robert DRABELL.
Inventory: £15.3.4d.
Probate 11 Oct 1707.

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1710

BRADBURY
DAKIN
GAFRANYNE
ROE
SIDEBOTHAM
WAINING
DAKIN, Thomas - of Castleton, carpenter, 19 Dec 1710.
he starts by refering to his share of his late father Robert's estate, some of which was copyhold land in Hope that was mortuaged to or by Sir Thomas GAFRANYNE? He leaves his wife Ann £15 & a further £5 at the death of his late father's wife Ann SIDEBOTHAM. The "viccar", church-wardens & overseer are to invest £5 for the poor of Castleton.
Executors: wife Ann & xxx? Robt.
Witnesses: Thos ROE, Xxx Xxxx?, Josxxx? Knxxxly, Char: Ex?tts?  
Inventory by: Nick BRADBURY,   Enork WAINING - £8/18/10d.
Probate at Chesterfield 10 Apr 1710 to Ann DAKIN & Robt DAKIN.
Note: Probate was the same day as his father's. The Inventory gives a fascinating insight into life in 1710. He owns books value 4/-, wood for 4 coffins 9/6, a lathe wheel & pulley 6/8, a lifeadder 1/-, a grindstone 5/-.

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1710

BARBER
BORKING
DAKEYN
DAKIN
GAFRANYNE
GREAVES
HALL
SIDEBOTHAM
TYM
DAKIN, Robert - of Loosehill, Castleton, yoeman, 15 Feb 1701.
wife Ann. The household goods she brought into the marriage, £3p.a. from the rents of the copyhold lands in Hope, 2 cade lambs, a 2 year old heifer in Edale that had been "bulled" & 2 loads of meal;   eldest son Richard housing & outhousing at Castleton, £40 at his death & a further £20 at Ann's death but if he does not like this 1/-;   son Thomas £20 & £10 on Ann's death;   son Mathew £20 & £10 on Ann's death, £5 for Matthew's dtr Elizabeth;   son Robert £20 & £10 on Ann's death, £5 for a child he may have;   dtr Ales wife of William BARBER £20;   Ann dtr of William BARBER £5;   dtr Ann wife of Thomas HALL £20[1];   Mary dtr of Thos HALL £5;   these legacies to be paid out of the copyhold lands at Hope that are mortuaged either to or by Sir Thomas GAFRANYNE? Baronet.
Executors: son Thomas & son-in-law Thomas HALL.
Witnesses: John TYM jnr.,   John SIDEBOTHAM &   Thomas BARBER.
Inventory: 12 Dec 1709 by John TYM jnr.,   will GREAVES,   Chris: BORKING,   Abr: C? DAKEYN - £33-0-0d.
Proved at Chesterfield 12 Apr 1710.
Note: [1] Ann's possible date of bapt. Castleton 1673.
[2] See also Robert's son Thomas's Will, probated the same day.
[3] He made the will in 1701 but the inventory is not made until 1709.

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1720

DAKIN
HALLAM
WALKER
WILSHAW
DAKIN, John - of Peak Forest, yoeman, 6 Mar 1720.
wife Dorothy to inherit his real estate & personnal estate. On Dorothy's death the real estate to dtr Hannah WALKER wife of Richard WALKER & then to g/son John & if this line fails to Richard WALKER's son Robert.
Sole Executor: wife Dorothy.
Witnesses: Thomas HALLAM,   William DAKIN & Humphry WILSHAW.   No Inventory.
Will dated 6 Mar 1720. Date of Probate not known.

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1720

DAKIN
EATON
EYRE
FFROGGATT
HALL
LITTLEWOOD
MORTEN
DAKIN, Simon - of Hathersage Booth, husbandman, 13 Apr 1720.
son Isaac £20, youngest son Simon £10, dtr Ann £10, dtr Lidea £10,   dtr Barbara? £10, dtr Mary £10, dtr Ruth? £10;   wife Mary tenant rights for life & rest of estate (she also exec).
Witnesses: Adam MORTEN,   Thomas EYRE,   George HALL,   John EATON.
Inventory: 5 May 1720 by Benj: FFROGGATT,   George HALL,   Adam MORTEN,   George LITTLEWOOD - £91/4/8d.
Proved at Chesterfield 22 Sep 1720.

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1728

BARK
DRABLE
EATON
NALL
SIDWELL
WILD
WILSON
DRABLE, Francis, Foolow, Eyam, Derbyshire, 16 Mar 1727/8.
wife Amy DRABLE* 'all my worldly goods'   for her natural life unless she remarry in which case a third;   son Robert DRABLE 20s;   son-in-law Joseph BARK and daughter Amy,   tenement and tenants rights 'with my instruments of husbandry';   daughter Elizabeth SIDWELL;   daughter Mary WILD;   daughter Martha NALL.
Witnesses: William EATON,   Elizabeth WILSON,   Alison EATON(X).
Inventory undated and unsigned  Probate granted Chesterfield 30 Oct 1728.

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1732

BROADHURST
DRABLE
FRYTH
MERRILL
MOWER
SHELDEN
WILSON
DRABLE, Francis, Miner, Eyam, Derbyshire, 10 May 1731.
son Thomas DRABLE £80 (already received);   daughters Ann FRYTH* and Mary DRABLE*,   house lived in by Mary WILSON of Eyam and other personal effects etc.
Witnesses: James MOWER(?),   Phillip SHELDEN,   David BROADHURST.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas MOWER and Henry MERRILL, 10 Mar 1731/2.
Probate granted Chesterfield 11 May 1732.

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1735

BROUGH
BURTON
DRABBLE
HINCHE?MAN
MACHIN
WILD
DRABBLE, Thomas, Eyam, Derbyshire. Died intestate. (Ad)
Admin. granted to James BROUGH*.
Bond entered into by James BROUGH of Worksop, Nottinghamshire;   Joseph MACHIN of Barlbrough, Derbyshire;   and Thomas BURTON of Stavely, Derbyshire.
Signatories: James BROUGH,   Joseph MACHIN,   Thomas BURTON,   Thomas HINCHE?MAN and Eliz. WILD(X).
Admin. 27 Mar 1735; bond 12 Apr 1735.

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1735

BLAND
DRABLE
EATON
MORTON
WILDE
DRABLE, Humphrey, Brosterfield [Derbyshire], 16 July 1734.
wife Alice DRABLE, £20 and 'all the goods &   chattels now remaining that were hers at the time when I marryed her';   son [in-law] George BLAND*, the residue of the estate;   the poor of Eyam, 10s;   the poor of Foolow, 10s;  
Witnesses: Francis MORTON,   Robert DRABLE(X),   John WILDE.
Appraisers of Inventory: Robert DRABLE and John WILDE, 13 Oct 1735.
Probate granted Chesterfield 16 Oct 1735.
Humphrey DRABLE married Alice EATON of Foolow at Eyam 1 Jan 1730/31.

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1736

BRADBURY
BRADDOCK
DAKIN
HEALD
HOOLEY
ROYSE
THOMPSON
TYM
DAKIN, Joseph - of Castleton, husbandman, 12 Dec 1735.
Messuage of the son end tenament in Castleton to Joseph the son of my brother Abraham of Pindale End;   brother John 1/-;   brother Isaac 1/-;   John DAKIN the son of my brother John best jacket etc;   each of nephew Samuel BRADDOCK, Elizabeth HEALD and Margaret HOOLEY to have 5/- each.
Sole Executor: brother Abraham.
Witnesses: Jonathon ROYSE,   Hannah DAKIN,   Robt: THOMPSON.
Inventory: 10 Mar 1735 by Joseph TYM & Joseph BRADBURY - £19/5/3d.
Probate at Chesterfield 22 Apr 1736.
Note: See also John DAKIN's Will 6 Oct 1703.

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1737

BARBER
BRADBURY
BRAY
DAKIN
MARSHALL
DAKIN, John - of Castleton, miner, 24 Nov 1736.
wife Elizabeth estate for life if she remains unmarried (she also exec);   son John 1/-, son William 1/-, dtr Margaret 1/-, dtr Ellen 1/-;   dtr Ann the estate but if she dies without lawful heirs I give my real estate to my son William.
Overseer: brother Isaac.
Witnesses: Joseph BRAY,   Will: MARSHALL,   John BARBER.   John DAKIN's mark 2 faint lines.
Inventory: 29 Nov 1736 by Abraham DAKIN,   Joseph BRADBURY - £40-4-10d.
Proved Chesterfield 28 Apr 1737.

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1737

COTTRILL
DAKIN
WALKER
DAKIN, Thomas - of Fairfield, parish of Hope [this is Fairfied near Buxton], 8 June 1737.
brother Edward £1-1-0d;   sister Hannah Alsop £1p.a. for the next 10 years;   sister Mary the remainder of the estate, she also exec.
Witnesses: William COTTRILL,   Joseph WALKER.
Probate Bakewell 22 Oct 1737.

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1738

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, John, of Hartington. (Ad)
to widow Margaret of Hartington;  Inventory: £16. 4. 0d.  Admon. 27 Jan 1737/8.

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1739

BISHOP
DAKIN
WAINWRIGHT
DAKIN, Samuel - of Fairfield [nr Buxton] Hope, yoeman, 4 Nov 1738.
son William land at Smalldale (near Buxton) and Cunningdale;   dtr Mary (£40);   dtr Elizabeth (£40);   dtr Ann (£40);   dtr Sarah (£40);   wife Sarah use of estate while widow;   son John rest of estate.
Executors: wife Sarah, son John.
Witnesses: John WAINWRIGHT,   Mary BISHOP, her mark,   Thomas BISHOP.
Proved at Bakewell 5 May 1739.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1740

BRADBURY
DAKIN
HALL
OSBOURNE
DAKIN, John - of Pindale End, Hope, Miner. (Ad)
In court Ellen X DAKIN of Hope, widow, Elias HALL of Hope, husbandman & John {his mark N.} OSBOURNE, cordwainer of Lichfield May 1740.
Inventory: 6 May 1740 by Joseph BRADBURY & Elias HALL to the value of £26-5-0d, includes "goods in the brew house £-14-6d".
Admin granted 9 May 1740 by Ths. GROVE.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1742

COLLYER
DOBB
GROVE
HEATHCOTT
MARPLE
MARPLES
NAYLOR
PLATS
DOBB, John - of Bubnell Cliff, yeoman, 20 Jan 1741.
To brother Robert DOBB - all land at Curbar for life that I inherited under the will of grandfather John COLLYER at the decease of my mother and all the land at Taddington given to me by the will of Mary HEATHCOTT at the decease of my mother. In the absence of Robert's heirs then to John MARPLE and Thomas MARPLE, sons of George MARPLE and my sister Margaret MARPLE;   said John MARPLE - £100 when he attains 21 years of age;   said Thomas MARPLE - £100 when he attains 21 years of age;   Martha, daughter of George & Margaret MARPLE - £50 when she attains 21 years of age;   Margaritt, daughter of George & Margaret MARPLE - £50 when she attains 21 years of age;   Ann, daughter of George & Margaret MARPLE - £50 when she attains 21 years of age;   loving sister Margaritt MARPLE - £50.
Executor: loving brother Robert DOBB.
Witnesses: John MARPLE;   Jonathan PLATS.
Appraisers: George MARPLES;   John NAYLOR;   George MARPLES;   Total: £410-2s-0d (of which £245 comprised bills, bonds and other debts)
Probate granted at Bakewell 24 Apr 1742; by Thos. GROVE, surrogate.

Contact: Marples Family History

 

1743

DRABLE
KRIKE
SHARMAN
WOODHOUS
DRABLE, Richard, husbandman, Pilsley, Edensor, Derbyshire, 13 Aug 1741
Wife Anne DRABLE*, land (Handley Close) and personal estate for her lifetime if she doesn't marry;   son Richard DRABLE (blind) Handley Close on death of mother;   son Thomas DRABLE 1s;   son James 1s;   daughter Mary SHARMAN 1s;   daughter Sarah DRABLE 1s;   daughter Anne 1s.
Witnesses: Nathanil WOODHOUS,   Robert KRIKE.
Probate granted Chesterfield 21 Apr 1743.

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1743

DRABBLE
ELLIS
DRABBLE, Robert, Hope late of Abney Grange.
daughters Mary ELLIS,   Elizabeth DRABBLE, wife Margaret.
Probate 22 Apr 1743.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1746

BOWER
DAKIN
ELEY
LOMAS
VERNON
WALKER
DAKIN, Dorothy - of Peak fforest, widow, 3 Jun 1746.
wearing apparel to granddaughter Hannah WALKER dtr of son-in-law Richard WALKER;   the rest to nephew Edward LOMAS, he also exec.
Witnesses: Ellen VERNON &   Matt: WALKER.   [signed] Dorothy's mark D.
Inventory: by Thos: ELEY & Willm BOWER - £5-5-0d.
Date of Probate not given.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1749

BARBER
DAKIN
HALL
HOWE
ROSE
STAVELY
DAKIN, Ellis - of Castleton, 12 Sept 1748. (Ad)
my wife my whole estate only I give son Ellis DAKIN £5 & Ellis ROSE son of Daniel ROSE £5.
Witnesses: John HALL,   Robert BARBER.
Inventory: by Joseph STAVELY & Robt. HOWE - £18-17-9d.
Admin granted at Chesterfield 12 Apr 1749 to Ann DAKIN.
Note: Letters of Administration were required since he made a will but did not appoint an exec.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1750

BRADBURY
DAKIN
GRANT
HALL
WORMALD
DAKIN, Joseph - of Castleton butcher, 30 Mar 1750.
wife Jane use of estate while single & for the maintainance & education of his children;   son Thomas the shop, tools of his trade & to be apprenticed butcher;   son Joseph the use of the lands in Hope fields;   dtrs Mary, Hannah, Margaret, Jane, Elizabeth, Sarah & dorothy to be paid £1-1-0d each on wife's death & to share a bed & bedding.
Executors: Rev. Mr. Thomas WORMALD vicar of Hope & my brother John of Pindale.
Witnesses: George GRANT,   Joseph BRADBURY &   Micah HALL.
Proved Bakewell 31 May 1750.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1753

BRADWELL
DAKIN
FUNACES
HALL
DAKIN, Thomas - of Cockey, Abney, Hope, 20 Mar 1751.
wife Ann use of etate unless she remarry, if she does 5/-;   estate then to sons Robert & John;   wife Ann exec.
Witnesses: Robert HALL,   Joseph FUNACES?,   Hugh BRADWELL.
Proved Bakewell 10 Aug 1753.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1756

ARCHER
ASTON
BENNETT
BURRS
DAKIN
HALL
ROYSE
DAKIN, Abraham - of Pindale, Hope yoeman, 10 Jan 1749.
wife Mary £3p.a. for life a bed & bedding;   son John house in Castleton occupied by Thos BURRS, barn & cowhouse in possession of Joseph DAKIN & close & land in Castleton called The Orchard;   sons Joseph & Abraham diverse land in Hope fields bought from Christopher BENNETT;   son Abraham the farm in Castleton held of Lady ARCHER + £10;   dtrs Mary £20, Margaret £10 & Hannah £20;   sons John & Joseph residue, they also execs.
Witnesses: Jonathon ROYSE,   Josef ASTON &   Micah HALL.
Proved Bakewell 21 Aug 1756.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1758

DRABLE
GALLIMORE
GOODLAD
HARDING
HARDY
DRABLE, Edward - of Barlow Bolehill, Derbyshire, basket maker, 21 Jun 1757.
Bequests: son Edward DRABLE - 'beneficiary of residue in trust';   daughter Elizabeth - £20.
Trustees: brother Thomas DRABLE* of Barlow, basket maker (+10/6);   'my loving friend' Samuel GOODLAD* of Iornay (Johnny) Gate, Dronfield, Derbys (+10/6)
Witnesses: Wm HARDING,   A GALLIMORE,   Wm HARDY.
Seal has a dove with olive branch in beak flying to left.
Probate granted Chesterfield 19 Oct 1758.

Contact: A DRABBLE Researcher

 

1759

DOBB
GROVE
GRUNDY
HAGUE
MARPLES
WRIGHT
DOBB, Robert - of Bubnell Cliff, 31 Jan 1759. (Ad)
Administrators: Mary DOBB, widow of Robert;   John MARPLES of Tapton, yeoman;   John GRUNDY of Baslow, miller;   Thos. WRIGHT of Eyam, gent.
Witnesses: This. GROVE;   William HAGUE.

Contact: Marples Family History

 

1760

DRABBLE
HOWE
DRABBLE, Robert, miner, Foolow, Derbyshire, 1760.
daughter Anne (wife of William HOWE a miner of Foolow), 10/6;   son Humphrey DRABBLE* (wife is named Martha), rest of estate;   [more details re witnesses etc required]
Inventory 30 Sep 1760  Probate granted 1761.

Contact: A DRABBLE Researcher

 

1797

DRABBLE
DRABLE
HANCOCK
HODSON
PARKER
DRABLE, Robert, of Hill Top i/t/p Dronfield, farmer, 25 May 1795.
wife Sarah DRABBLE* - 'all my cattle and houshold goods Debts and moveable effects and the pofsefsion of the lands I now enjoy' absolutely;   sons William DRABLE, Robert DRABLE and Thomas DRABLE - 10/6 each;   daughter Elisabeth HODSON - 10/6.
Witnesses: Robert HANCOCK,   Isabel PARKER.
Probate Chesterfield 12 Oct 1797; before Richd. BUCKERIDGE Surg.  Estate under £100.

Contact: A DRABBLE Researcher

 

1799

DRABLE
GOODWIN
HILL
DRABLE, John, cordwainer of Hope.
daughter Mary GOODWIN of Woolow,   wife of Joseph GOODWIN property at Hartington;   daughter Margaret DRABLE - annuity and freehold estate at Fairfield now occupied by him;   granddaughter Elizabeth HILL, daughter of Samuel HILL - rest of estate.
Probate 3 May 1799.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1802

BARBER
BLAKEMORE
DAKIN
DAKIN, Catherine - of Bradwell, widow. (Ad)
Witnesses: John DAKIN of Bradwell, shopkeeper,   Benjamin BARBER, shopkeeper of Bradwell &   Thos: BLAKEMORE writing clerk of Lichfield.
Admin to her son John at Bakwell 23 Apr 1802.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1804

ANDREWS
BARK
BOOTH
BROWNHILL
CARVER
COCKER
DENMAN
EYRE
FFYNNEY
GREGORY
HOLLIDAY
KINDER
MILNES
PAITSON
SHARWIN
SMITH
THORNHILL
DENMAN, Elizabeth - of Stony Middleton, wife of Joseph DENMAN, doctor of physic, 5 Feb 1793.
By virtue of an Indenture of 22 Jul 1791 I give all that parcel of Land lately inclosed from the Commons or Waste Grounds of Stony Middleton (of) 42 acres now in the tenure of Thomas GREGORY to my relation Thomas FFYNNEY late of Monyash and now of Dorway(?) co. Derby;   all R&R of my Lands &c. in Stony Middleton Tissington, ffinney Bentley or elsewhere in co. Derby to my husband Joseph DENMAN and to his heirs &c.
charged however with payment of the several Legacies: to Mary SMITH widow of Ralph SMITH late of Bakewell, and to Ralph SMITH (her) son - £100;   to Elizabeth SHARWIN wife of Joseph SHARWIN of Ashford co Derby to her sole and separate use - £100;   to Jane BARK the wife of John BARK of Cromford co Derby - £100;   to ffrances BROWNHILL daughter of the late George BROWNHILL of Bakewell co Derby - £100;   to James BOOTH of Shawe(?) co. Stafford Esq. - £200;   to Martha BROWNHILL of Bakewell widow of George BROWNHILL deceased - the annual sum of £10;   to Ann ANDREWS wife of Richard ANDREWS of Tissington - the like annual sum;   to the poor of Stony Middleton - £10 which I direct may be paid and distributed by my said husband within one month after my decease;   I beg the undermentioned Ladies to accept of Ten Guineas each for purchase of a Ring or any other token of rememberance as a small acknowledgment of my most sincere regard to wit Lady Mary EYRE of Warkworth, Mrs THORNHILL of Stanton, Miss THORNHILL late of Stanton now of London, Mrs HOLLIDAY of Dillom(?),   Mrs CARVER of Morthin, and Miss MILNES of Hassop ~ Eliz. Denman (LS) signed.
Witnesses: Wm PAITSON,   Joseph KINDER,   Jonathan COCKER.
Proved at London (PCC) 25 Feb 1804 by the Oath of Joseph DENMAN &c.  PRO Ref: 11/#1404.
Note: This one was harder to read than those from the 17thC!

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1804

BLAKEMORE
BUCKENRIDGE
DEE
DRABBLE
MOTT
DRABBLE, Thomas, late of Foolow, Miner, a widower. (Ad)
son John DRABBLE, of Foolow, Carpenter;   Thomas BLAKEMORE of Lichfield Close, co. Staffs, Writing Clerk, and John DEE, Gent.
Sealed & Delivered: Wm. MOTT, n.p.
Admin. Chesterfield 18 Apr 1804; before Charles BUCKENRIDGE, Clerk &c.  Estate under £100.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1804

BULL
CROOKES
DRABLE
FOX
LANE
SHACKLOCK
STEEL
WILD
DRABLE, William, Bolsover, 26 May 1800.
wife Margaret - inherits all estate and after her death to go to "Esther CROOKES, my wife's granddaughter";   brother Joseph, sister Mary SHACKLOCK,   sister Sarah LANE,   sister Elizabeth WILD. nephew Joseph DRABLE;   wife's grandchildren - Joseph STEEL, John STEEL.
Witnesses: Thomas STEEL,   Robert BULL,   Benj. FOX.
Probate 19 Apr 1804.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1804

BOOTH
DEAKIN
DRABBLE
LOY
RIMMINGTON
TWIGG
WILKINSON
WOOD
WRIGLEY
DRABBLE, Joseph, of Highfield, Sheffield, Silverplater, 12 Oct 1799.
wife Ann DRABBLE (to have) "my pew in the Middle Isle in St Paul's Church in Sheffield";   sister Lydia WOOD;   sister Mary TWIGG;   nieces Elizabeth BOOTH and Mary Ann BOOTH;   children James DRABBLE* and Mary DRABBLE (under 21);   friends Robert Frederick WILKINSON* of Sheffield, Silverplater and William LOY* of Sheffield, Cutler.
Witnesses: John RIMMINGTON,   Nat. WRIGLEY,   John DEAKIN.
Probate 26 Jul 1804; before Ja' WILKINSON Surrogate  Estate not amounting to 5000£  Original at the Borthwick Institute, York.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1808

DRABWELL
KEMP
DRABWELL, Robert, late of Walton, Chesterfield. (Ad)
to widow Ann DRABWELL and  George KEMP of Ashover.  Admon. 13 Oct 1808.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1809

BAGSHAW
BARBER
BOCKING
DAKIN
HILL
HOWE
MIDDLETON
SOMERSET
DAKIN, John - of Bradwell, Hope, shopkeeper, 20 Feb 1809.
brother Abraham, barn, croft, 2 houses in Bradwell now in possession of William BOCKING & Sarah BARBER;   residue to wife Betty, while single.
Executors: Robert MIDDLETON, yoeman, of Brough, Hope &   Benjamin BARBER shopkeeper of Bradwell, who both declined the job & his brother Abraham & his wife Betty were appointed.
Witnesses: Hugh HILL,   John HOWE &   Edward SOMERSET.
Renunciation Witnesses: Abraham DAKIN &   George BAGSHAW.
Proved Bakewell 22 Apr 1809.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1812

BENNETT
BRADDOCK
BROCKLEHURST
DEWSNAP
HALL
ROBERTS
STAFFORD
DEWSNAP, John, the elder of the Piece in the Hamlet of Owlerset, yeoman, parish of Glossop, 3 Oct 1810. Died 14 Oct 1811.
Beneficiaries: nephew John DEWSNAP* &   niece Mary DEWSNAP, son and daughter of late brother Thomas DEWSNAP;   sister Bridget DEWSNAP the house and lands called the Pingott in the possession of Thomas STAFFORD his tenant;   niece Grace ROBERTS the daughter of late sister Susannah BENNETT;   John BROCKLEHURST* of the Piece, yeoman;   and John BRADDOCK* of Marple in the co. Chester.
Witnesses: William BROCKLEHURST &   Joseph HALL.
Probate extracted 18 Jan 1812 in Lichfield.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1812

BAILLIE
BARKER
BROWNE
CROFT
DAUBENY
DAVISON
DENMAN
GREEN
HAGREN
HALLAM
HALLSWORTH
HARRIS
MERIVALE
PARKER
RADFORD
REDFORD
WALSH
WRIGHT
DENMAN, Joseph - of Lambeth co. Surrey Esquire, 4 Jul 1812.
to my godson Caleb BARKER of Edensor co. Derby £20;   to my friend Henry(?) REDFORD of Lincolns Inn £20;   to William PARKER of Duke Street Grosvenor Square £20;   to my old steward Joseph HALLAM of Stony Middleton £20;   to George HALLSWORTH of Eyam co. Derby £10;   to Robert DAVISON of Park Street Bloomsbury Bread Baker £10;   to (blank) DAVISON (Robert DAVISON's sister) £10;   to Hannah HARRIS (grandaughter of my late sister Hannah GREEN) £200 all within 3mths of my decease;   to my brother Thomas DENMAN £300 in trust for maintenance education & support of the family of my niece Ann BROWNE (wife of James BROWNE now or late of the City of London Silkweaver) as and when my brother shall seem fit and proper;   to Alexander RADFORD of Stoney Middleton and Peter WRIGHT of Eyam Esqr. £150 in trust for "substantially repairing and rendering decent and convenient the Chapel of Darwent" co. Derby paid by instalments as the work shall be performed;   to my nephew Thomas DENMAN of Lincolns Inn Esquire all my real estates &c. in Stoney Middleton co. Derby …   chargeable with an annual rent of £250 to my wife Mary DENMAN "in lieu and bar of her dower" free of taxes &c.;   all my freehold messuages &c. at Taddington, Tissington, Eyam, Foolow and Wardlow co. Derby + all my leasehold estate at Lambeth co. Surrey with household goods &c. to Matthew BAILLIE of Lower Grosvenor Street i/t/p St George Hanover Square co. Middlesex Doctor of Physic and Richard CROFT of Old Burlington Street i/t/p St James Westminster co. Middlesex Esquire upon trust to sell as soon as convenient (my wife Mary to have offer & preference of any furniture to purchase before the sale "she paying a reasonable price for the same") to invest for John Doe "otherwise usually called and known as" John Doe DENMAN now about 8yrs old "residing with his mother Mary DENMAN at Lambeth" (and) they to stand seized of the estates until he is 21 and the rents & profits to pay his education &c. (but) if he die before 21 said trust monies & investments to be transferred to my nephew Thomas DENMAN.
Sole Executor: my brother Thomas DENMAN of Crown Street i/t/p St George Hanover Doctor of Physic.
Witnesses: J.H. MERIVALE - Edward HAGREN - James WALSH.
Proved at London 13 Nov 1812 before John DAUBENY by Thomas DENMAN;  TNA Ref: 11/#1538.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1813

BARBER
BLACKWELL
CHAPMAN
DAKIN
HILL
DAKIN, Abraham - of Bradwell, Hope, 8 Mar 1813.
wife Martha;   nephew John £100 + interest if he reaches 21;   sisters Betty & Mary.
Executors: Benjamin BARBER grocer of Bradwell &   Uugh HILL, yoeman, of Bradwell.
Witnesses: Robert CHAPMAN &   Thomas BLACKWELL.
Proved Bakewell 23 Jun? 1813.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1817

BARK
DUNGSWORTH
HOLMES
NEWTON
DUNGSWORTH, Thomas - of Edensor, Yeoman. Died 15 Sep 1817.
Beneficiaries: daughters Betty DUNGSWORTH*,   Parnell DUNGSWORTH, Hannah DUNGSWORTH and Ann BARK wife of Thomas BARK;   servant Elizabeth HOLMES.
Witnesses: C NEWTON, {?} NEWTON,   John NEWTON, all of Bakewell.
Probate granted Chesterfield 14 Oct 1817.

Contact: John Mather

 

1823

BUCKENRIDGE
DOE
DRABBLE
WEBSTER
DRABBLE, William, late of Brampton, Farmer. Died "January last". (Ad)
widow and relict Elizabeth DRABBLE of Brampton;   William WEBSTER of the same place, Farmer and John DOE.
Admin. Chesterfield 17 Apr 1823; before Cha BUCKENRIDGE Surr.  Estate under 100£.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1823

COTTERELL
DRABBLE
GLADWIN
HOWARD
HUKIN
OWEN
TURNER
DRABBLE, Edward, of Barlow Common Side i/t/p Stavely, woodman, 21 Jan 1823. Died 17 Feb 1823.
daughters Sarah (wife of William GLADWIN of Pratt Hall, Brampton),   Anne (wife of James COTTERELL of Well Spring House, Barlow, cordwainer),   Mary (unmarried and residing with her father),   Isabella (wife of Samuel TURNER of Pratt Hall, husbandman) £6 each "within twelve calender months next after my decease";   to son Thomas, a wisket maker and residing with his father,   remainder of his estate and also appointed sole executor.
Witnesses: William HOWARD,   Thos OWEN,   Godfrey HUKIN(?).
Probate Chesterfield 17 Apr 1823; before Chas. BUCKERIDGE Surr  Estate under £100.

Contact: A DRABBLE Researcher

 

1824

DENT
GRIFFIN
HANDFORD
KNIGHT
UNDERWOOD
DENT, William - of co. Leicester.
son Joseph DENT, carpenter of Atherstone, co. Warwick and wife Sarah;   grandsons William & Joseph DENT elder & younger sons of Joseph and Sarah;   son in law and daughter Joseph and Hannah KNIGHT;   grandsons John, Thomas, and Robert KNIGHT (their sons);   daughter Mary UNDERWOOD, granddaughter Sarah Dent UNDERWOOD;   debt to William Kirby of Coleorton;  
Executors & Trustees: John GRIFFIN (miller),   and Thomas HANDFORD (potter). Known of but not mentioned: granddaughters Sarah and Mahala KNIGHT,   daughter in law Dinah DENT (widow of son Thomas),   William, son of Joseph and Hannah KNIGHT (probably not his grandson)
Probate 1824. Leics. RO Ref: PR/T/1825/68.

Contact: Patrick Huss

 

1824

DRABLE
MORTON
WARD
DRABLE, William, senior, labourer of Stanton, Youlgreave.
"my Wife" (unnamed), oldest son William;   daughter Ann WARD, son James;   relation John MORTON who left him a legacy in his will.
Probate 6 May 1824.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1824

DRABBLE
WARD
DRABBLE, John, of Compton, Ashbourne, victualler.
wife Ann, sister Ann WARD, and two brothers William and James.
Probate 21 May 1824.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1826

DRABBLE
FROST
MORTON
PARKER
DRABBLE, Mary, of Bakewell.
to Ann FROST infant daughter of my executor Mary wife of Joseph FROST of Bakewell carpenter £50;   Hannah PARKER wife of Edmund PARKER of Bakewell, labourer £30;   nephews Jonathan MORTON, John MORTON, Joseph MORTON,£   James MORTON £10 each;   everything else to niece Mary wife of aforesaid Joseph FROST.
Probate 14 Apr 1826  Estate £300.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1827

BENNETT
DRABBLE
WILDE
DRABBLE, Margaret, Spinster of Fairfield Hope.
son John DRABBLE the house adjoining that in which I live,£   barn, croft &c.;   daughter Sarah BENNETT the house and garden in which she is now a tenant,   daughter Martha DRABBLE the house in which I now live [both also to have £10];   son Henry DRABBLE the moor piece in Hogshaw;   daughter [M]ary WILDE £40;   rest of estate to son John DRABBLE. "Spinster" presumably in the sense of widow.
Probate 31 Mar 1827.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1829

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, George, of Hady, Chesterfield, labourer.
everything to wife Esther.
Probate 23 Apr 1829.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1832

BENNETT
BOTHAM
CROOKE
DRABBLE
HALL
MARGERISON
MARSDEN
WEBSTER
DRABBLE, John, of Hollings i/t/p or Free Chapelry of Brampton, Timber Merchant, 21 Nov 1831. Died 26 Nov 1831.
sister Sarah MARGERISON,   Charlotte BOTHAM,   Ann BENNETT,   Jemima MARSDEN and Lydia DRABBLE;   Farm, &c. in Dronfield Woodhouse to brother Joseph DRABBLE;   land purchased of the late Marquis of Ormonde's Estates;   eldest son John DRABBLE* of Brampton. Farmer;   son James DRABBLE* of Brampton, ffarmer.
Witnesses: William WEBSTER,   James CROOKE,   William HALL.
Probate Chesterfield 3 May 1832; before George BUCKERIDGE Surr.  Estate under 4,000£.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1835

DRABBLE
HODGSON
DRABBLE, William, Baslow, labourer. (Ad)
to widow Sarah. Francis HODGSON signs as her surrogate;  Admon. 24 Apr 1835.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1837

ASHTON
DAKIN
PEARSON
DAKIN, Abram - of Bradwell, widower. (Ad)
died intestate about May 1837, leaving three daughters under 21, Betty, Catherine & Ann.
Appointed Guardians: Charles PEARSON of Brough, Hope, cotton spinner & doubler & Robert How ASHTON of Castleton, gent.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1841

BINGLEY
BOWN
BROWN
BROWNELL
DRABBLE
HODGKINSON
ORNEND
PENLINGTON
DRABBLE, James, of Sheffield, co. York, Merchant, 5 Aug 1830. Died 3 Sep 1841.
wife Marianne DRABBLE, children (still in their minority).
Executors: Robert Robinson BROWNELL of Newfield near Sheffield, Merchant,   Charles BROWNELL of Richview also near Sheffield, Merchant and Samuel PENLINGTON of Hackney near London, Gentleman.
Witnesses: John BOWN,   Geo: HODGKINSON,   Chas. Wm. BINGLEY.
Codicil: 14 Jul 1835. Mentions Lands &c. in Canada, in north America.
Witnesses: M BROWNELL,   Wilson {?}ORNEND,   John {?}BROWN.
Probate 14 Sep 1841; Thomas SUTTON Surrogate  Estate not amounting to 12,000£  Original at the Borthwick Institute, York.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1843

CAWLEY
COLLEGE
DERBYSHIRE
RICHARDSON
STAFFORD
WARD
DERBYSHIRE, George - of Toadhole, Darley, farmer, written 17 Jul 1840.
Executors: sons John DERBYSHIRE, Jonathan DERBYSHIRE.
Beneficiaries: wife Margaret DERBYSHIRE, sons John DERBYSHIRE, Jonathan DERBYSHIRE, William DERBYSHIRE;   dau-in-law Sarah DERBYSHIRE widow of son George DERBYSHIRE;   grand children Harriet DERBYSHIRE, Ann DERBYSHIRE.
Also mentioned: friend Henry WARD (paper manufacturer);   step-daughter Millicent STAFFORD;   John COLLEGE of Wirksworth;   Joseph DERBYSHIRE of Wensley.
Witnesses: John CAWLEY of Toadhole,   Richd RICHARDSON of Matlock.
Testator died 07 Aug 1843. Probate 12 Oct 1843 - Chesterfield.

Contact: Jan Connell

 

1860

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Joseph - of Moor Hall Barlow. Died 17 Jul 1860.
Probate 1860.   Effects <£300.

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1860

CUTTS
DRABBLE
PARKER
PINDER
STANTON
TAYLOR
DRABBLE, Joseph - of Moor Hall i/t/p Barlow, co. Derby, 14 Jul 1858.
Executors: my sons-in-law Henry PARKER and Thomas TAYLOR;   the joint executors can claim any expenses incurred in carrying out the terms of my will.
Beneficiaries: dear wife Mary to have all monies, household goods and furniture, live and dead farming stock and implements of husbandry and all other my personal estate and effects;   after Mary's death, everything to be sold and the proceeds divided equally between my three children namely Thomas DRABBLE;   Anna the wife of Henry PARKER and Mary the wife of the said Thomas TAYLOR, their executors administrators and assigns.
Witnesses: Anthony PINDER & Walker STANTON.
Probate granted 5 Oct 1860 to Henry PARKER and Thomas TAYLOR,   the executors. Effects under £300. Probate extracted by John CUTTS, Solicitor, Chesterfield.
[Transcribed at Matlock Record Office by Janet Kirk]

Contact: Janet Kirk

 

1869

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Joseph - late of Thorp House i/t/p of Brampton co. Derby, Farmer. Died 4 Mar 1869 at Thorp House.
sons John Wesley DRABBLE* of Chesterfield, Grocer and Provision Dealer, James DRABBLE* of Thorp House aforesaid Farmer and William Bernard DRABBLE of Inmanthorpe i/t/p aforesaid Farmer.
Proved at Derby 15 Jul 1869  Effects under £800.

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1871

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Thomas - of Barlow. Died 29 Dec 1868.
to Kitty DRABBLE his widow.
Probate granted 28 Apr 1871.

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1872

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, James Joseph Esq - formerly of Graftonbury near Hereford co. Hereford but late of Light Oaks near Cheadle co. Stafford. Died 12 Aug 1872 at Light Oaks.
by Mary Ann DRABBLE of Light Oaks Widow the relict and brother George Wilkinson DRABBLE of 1 Pembridge Square co. Middlesex Esq. the surviving Executors.
Proved at the Principle Registry 1872 with two codicils.
Probate granted 2 Oct 1872  Effects under £14,000. Resworn May 1893 under £25,000.

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1874

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Barnett - Blacksmith. Died 4 May 1873.
Probate 6 May 1874. ;  <£200.

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1875

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, William. Died in Llandudno, 2 Aug 1875.
to widow Louisa of Kentish Town.
Probate 22 Oct 1875.

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1876

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Marianne. Died 17 Oct 1876.
Probate 7 Dec 1876.   <£25,000.

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1880

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, George. Died 26 Jul 1880.
sons George Stendall DRABBLE &   Frederick Henry DRABBLE (of Holloway, Derbys).
Probate 1880.

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1882

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, James Dorrington - Bachelor. Died 5 Feb 1882 at 1 Pembridge Sq.
father & n/o/k George Wilkinson DRABBLE.
Probate 25 Apr 1882.   £60.

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1884

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Alice Catherine. Died 20 Mar 1884 at St Paul's Vicarage.
wife of Rev Peter Brownell DRABBLE.
Probate 5 Aug 1884.

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1890

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Thomas. Died 21 Dec 1889.
wife Ruth DRABBLE of Sheffield.
Probate 1890.

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1890

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Edward - of Barlow. Died 27 Aug 1890.
wife Mary DRABBLE.
Probate 1890.

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1892

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Mary Ann - of 34 Lancaster Gate, widow. Died 9 Jul 1892 in Broadstairs, Kent.
Probate 1892.

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1893

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Charles T. Died 1 Nov 1893.
widow Marianne DRABBLE.
Probate 11 Dec 1893.

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1894

BOOTH
DENTON
HIBBERT
MOORE
DENTON, Eli, the elder of 108 St.Mary's Road, Glossop. Formerly shopkeeper now out of business, 5 Sep 1888.
Died 21 Feb 1894.
Beneficiaries: daughter Amelia BOOTH*, 108 St. Mary's Road, Glossop,   wife of Samuel BOOTH;   son Richard DENTON*, 26 Thorpe Street, Glossop. Weaver;   son Eli DENTON* the younger, 125 Victoria Street, Glossop. Weaver.
Witnesses: Jno HIBBERT, solicitor Hyde;   Arthur MOORE, his clerk.
Probate granted 10 Mar 1894  Gross value of personal estate £490-6-4.

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1895

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Elizabeth Creswick. Died 7 Nov 1895.
to Jemima DRABBLE, spinster.
Probate 6 Dec 1895.

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1899

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, George Wilkinson. Died 2 Oct 1899.
Probate 1 Dec 1899.   £438,000.

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1900

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Thomas Cooper. Died 2 Jul 1900.
widow, Sarah DRABBLE;   other executors, John Walter DRABBLE,   George Cooper DRABBLE & Agnes Gertrude DRABBLE, Spinster.
Probate 1900.

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1900

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Isabel. Died 26 Dec 1899.
Probate 6 Feb 1900.

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1900

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Robert Robinson. Died 5 Mar 1900.
Probate 16 Jun 1900.   £115,000.

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1901

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, James Edward - of 39 Rustlings Rd Sheffield, gentleman. Died 7 Feb 1901.
to James Edward Holroyd DRABBLE bank-manager and Robert Charles Heaton DRABBLE dental-surgeon.
Probate Wakefield 18 Mar 1901.   Effects £7,796 17s 2d.

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1903

BLAKELOCK
DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Jemima - of "Redcots" Heene Worthing, spinster. Died 12 May 1903.
to William Percy DRABBLE and Ralph Percy BLAKELOCK merchants and Margaret DRABBLE spinster.
Probate Chichester 9 Jun 1903  Effects £12,268 2s. Resworn Dec 1903 £14,201 17s 6d.

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1905

BLAKELOCK
DRABBLE
OGLE
DRABBLE or BLAKELOCK, Marianne - of Carnoustie, widow. Died 14 Oct 1904.
confirmation of Ralph Percy BLAKELOCK marchant and John OGLE barrister-at-law.
Sealed London 5 Jan 1905.

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1906

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, William - of the 'Bull' Inn Pentraeth Anglesea, innkeeper. Died 23 Feb 1906.
Admin. Bangor 19 Mar 1906 to Annie DRABBLE widow  Effects £65 10s.

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1907

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Joseph - of Conisboro. Died 12 Jan 1907.
to Joseph DRABBLE confectioner.
Probate 1907.

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1907

DRABBLE, Frederic - of Heddon Bush Otago New Zealand. Died 11 Dec 1897.
to Arthur Brownell DRABBLE and James DRABBLE Farmers and Ruth Marianne DRABBLE spinster.
Probate Invercargill; Sealed London 27 Jun 1907  Effects £244 2s in England.

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1908

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Hannah - of Conisboro. Died 23 Oct 1907.
Probate 1908.

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1909

DRABBLE
POLHILL-DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Amy - of Woodside Sundridge Kent. Died 26 Dec 1908.
to Robert Brownhill POLHILL-DRABBLE barrister-at-law.
Probate 1909.

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1909

DRABBLE
DRABBLE, Peter Brownell - of Lydford Cowfold Sussex. Died 4 Mar 1909.
to Anna Mary DRABBLE widow Robert Brownell POLHILL-DRABBLE esq.
Probate London 4 Jun 1909.   Effects £50,453 8s.

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1916

DENTON
GOODWIN
WALKER
WILSON
DENTON, Richard - of 110 St Mary's Road, Glossop. Retired cotton operative, 19 Sep 1915.
Died 13 Jun 1916 at Glossop.
Beneficiaries: wife Priscilla DENTON.
Witnesses: Arthur W GOODWIN, Clerk with Msrs G H WILSON, Solictor, Glossop;   Clement WALKER, Clerk to Mr G H WILSON.
Probate granted 18 Sep 1916 at Derby to Priscilla DENTON, wife  (sole executrix)

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1922

DENTON
EATON
ELLISON
HADFIELD
HAND
IRELAND
JONES
PLATT
DENTON, Eli, of Britannia Inn, High Street West, Glossop, 6 Oct 1908. Died 9 May 1921.
son Joseph DENTON, 125 Victoria Street, Glossop;   daughter Gertrude HAND, formerly DENTON,   wife of Charles HAND, Britannia Inn, Glossop.
Beneficiaries: wife Nancy DENTON*, son Joseph DENTON*,   daughter Gertrude DENTON*.
Witnesses: G H EATON-JONES, Solicitor, Glossop;   William E PLATT,   Clerk to Messrs ELLISON &   JONES, Solicitors, Glossop.
Probate granted at Derby 11 Jan 1922 to widow Nancy DENTON,  Britannia Inn, Glossop.   Gross value of estate £299-4-6.  Extracted by Percy E. IRELAND &  HADFIELD Solicitors, Glossop.
Nancy DENTON was formerly Nancy FIELDING

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1937

DEWNSAP
DEWSNAP
MCCARDELL
ROSTHERNE
DEWSNAP, William Allen, of Brookside, Wesley Street, Glossop, formerly of 18 Wesley street, Glossop, 4 Feb 1927. Died 17 Feb 1937 at Brookside.
bequests to nephew Allen DEWNSAP, wife Hannah DEWSNAP*.
Witnesses: W Townend ROSTHERNE, Sheffield Road, Glossop;   James MCCARDELL, Sunny View, Hope Street, Glossop.
Probate Manchester 22 Mar 1937  Gross value of estate £3112.8.2.

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1947

BULLOCK
DALE
DEWSNAP
HADFIELD
HARRISON
HURST
JENNETT
DEWSNAP, Hannah (nee HURST), of Brookside, 14 Wesley street, Glossop, widow, 17 Jul 1946. Died 19 Dec 1946.
friend Leslie JENNETT*, Export Sales Administrator of Vale Avenue,   Godley, Hyde;   friend Alice Mary DALE, Irene DALE;   daughter of Alice Mary DALE;   Alan DALE, son of Alice Mary DALE;   Fanny Shakespeare JENNETT, wife of Leslie JENNETT;   Norah BULLOCK;   Nephew Allen DEWSNAP,   nephew Joseph DEWSNAP*, Accountant of 44 Church street, Glossop.
Witnesses: William Bruce HADFIELD, Solicitor, Glossop;   Ian J HARRISON, his clerk
Probate Manchester 10 Feb 1947  Gross Value of the estate £5871.17.11.

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