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:-

 

1607

BENET
FURNESS
FURNIS
GLOVER
FURNESS, Richard - of Eyam, husbandman, 1 Jan 1606/7. (N)
"soule to God and bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Eyam".
Joint Executors: wife Elizabeth FURNIS and oldest sonne Thomas FURNIS - they to have bulk of his estate.
Other Bequests to: sonne Richard FURNIS;   daughters Joane, An, and Elizabeth;   meate, drink, apparel, and lodging sufficient to daughter Joane while she lives with my wife Elizabeth and my sonne Thomas.   If son Thomas died without male heirs, estate to revert to heirs of son Richard.
Inventory: 17 Apr 1607, by Willm BENET,   Humfrey GLOVER, and Thomas GLOVER, totaling 122-4-4. declared before Thomas GLOVER and Humfrey GLOVER (both sign "X" as Witnesses)
Date and place of probate not given and the Latin inscription of the probate not complete: "Fiat probare testamento suprascripte et administravo bonara definct Executoribus in testo nominates C_____ ministro de Eyam". with an unreadable signature (of the surrogate?)

 

1612

DEWSNAPPE
FIELDSEND
GARLICKE
HADFIELD
HEAWARDE
HOLINGWORTH
MOREHOUSE
ROBINSON
SMITH
TYAS
WOODE
FIELDSEND, Thurston, of Whitfield, Husbandman, 20 Oct 1611.
wife Anne FIELDSEND*,   sons Nicholas & Robert FIELDSEND,   daughter Elizabeth FIELDSEND,   brother, sponsor, witness, supervisor & overseer Charles FIELDSEND;   sponsor, witness, supervisor & overseer William ROBINSON;   sponsor, supervisor & overseer Anthonye GARLICKE;   sponsor William DEWSNAPPE;  
Trustees: Thomas TYAS of the Oxelet??? &   brother & witness Nicholas FIELDSEND*.
Witnesses: Edward MOREHOUSE,   Nicholas HADFIELD,   John HADFIELD.
Appraisers of Inventory: Renold HOLINGWORTH,   Thomas SMITH,   George WOODE,   John HEAWARDE, 27 Mar 1612

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1617

ASH
BACKHOUSE
BAGSHAW
BOCKINGE
BRADSHAW
BRAY
EAYRE
FFURNIS
FFURNISE
GREGORY
HANCOCK
MIDDLETON
MOREWOOD
SHELDON
TORR
WATKINSON
WELLS
WILLSON
WILSON
FFURNIS, Hercules - of Eaym, yeoman, 7 Oct 1617.
Testator asked that body be buried in the churchyard of Eaym.
Bequests to: his wife (unnamed);   brother Godfrey FFURNIS;   brother William FFURNIS;   brother Marten FFURNIS;   sister Constance;   "Henry FFURNIS my brother Charles his son?"[1];   "If my wife is with child, if male, let him be called Ellis;   if female, let her have 20 pounds lawful money of England when 15 or 16 years of age, and Marten FFURNIS to pay this woman chyld" that sum on money.
Witnesses and Executors: Thomas ASH and George WILSON.
Inventory: 17 Oct 1617 of the goods of Hercules FFURNIS deceased 12 Oct of the parish of Eyam. Appraisers not named.
Hercules seemingly died in debt, as his goods and assets were valued at 48-14-4 and his debts at 91-16-8.
He owed debts to: Mr. Rowland MOREWOOD;   Nicholas EAYRE;   Barnard WELLS;   Tho. ASH;   Richard FFURNIS;   Tho FFURNIS;   Margarett TORR;   Richard BRAY and Thomas WILLSON;   "John WILLSON, my father" (i.e., father-in-law);   Margaret FFURNIS wife of Elize FFURNIS;   Marten FFURNISE;   William MIDDLETON;   Tho. BACKHOUSE?;   Peeter WATKINSON;   John SHELDON;   Godfry WILLSON;   rent to Anthonie FFURNIS;   Mr. Francis BRADSHAW;   Godfry FFURNIS;   ffrancis GREGORY;   ffrancis BAGSHAW;   Tho BOCKINGE.
"Fiat probare testamento suprascripto et administravo bonora dict defunct executoribus qui sua nominat, Johanes HANCOCK deput", but date and place of probate not given.
Note: [1] the will is frayed here and cannot be read, but this is my best interpretation after consultation with Rosemary Lockie about same - this rendering means a bequest to Henry FFURNIS, son of my brother Charles, in the diction of the day.

 

1624

EYRE
FOX
HAWKSWORTH
MORTEN
THOMPSON
YELLOT
FOX, John - of Bamford, Hathersage, yeoman, 30? April 1624.
wife Margaret;   son John;   dtr Ann HAWKSWORTH?;   son Robert;   son Lawrence.
Executor: son Lawrence.
Witnesses: Robt YELLOT (ELLIOTT) & William THOMPSON.
Inventory: by Robt MORTEN,   Robt. YELLOT &   William EYRE.   A list of debts owed to him. No date.
Probate granted by Matt: WADDINGTON.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1628

BENNETT
BOCKING
FFURNACE
FFURNICE
TOWNSEND
WADDINGTON
FFURNACE, Elizabeth - wife of Richard FFURNACE of Eyam co. Darbie, 1628 (exact date not given) (N)
dictated to her son Thomas FFURNACE.
Bequests to: Anna FFURNACE (daughter of my sonne Richard FFURNACE);   daughter Joahne FFURNACE;   unnamed wife of son Thomas;   Anne BENNETT of Gringlowe (my daughter's daughter);   Thomas BOCKING's wife;   Thomas FFURNACE's daughters Margaret and Anne;   Elizabeth TOWNSEND;   daughter Elizabeth FFURNACE;   daughter Anne;   son Thomas. Also gave to Thomas 40 shillings owed her by Thomas BOCKING.
Probate to Thomas FFURNICE of Eyam co. Derbie, yeoman, before Matt  WADDINGTON, deput, date and place not given.

 

1630

BENNETT
BRAMHALL
CARRINGTON
FFURNIS
GLOVER
GREGORIE
GREGORY
FFURNIS, Thomas - of Eyam, co. Derbie, yeoman, 3 Jul 1630.
Testator asked that his body be buried in the churchyard of Eyam.
Bequests to: wife Margaret FFURNIS (as long as she did not remarry);   son Richard FFURNIS;   daughter Elizabeth FFURNIS;   sister Joane FFURNIS (whom wife Margaret is to provide for);   "every child which I am uncle unto both manchild and womanchild everie one of them a lambe".
Executors: my nowe wife Margarett FFURNIS and Richard GREGORIE of Grinlowe, yeoman.
Supervisors: Thomas GLOVER and "Richard FFURNIS my brother" of Eyam, yeoman.   Testator signs with X and seal.
Witnesses: Richard FFURNIS;   Ellis BRAMHALL.
Inventory: 3 Aug 1630, by Thomas GLOVER,   Richard FFURNIS,   and ffrancis BENNETT, no total of the assets was listed, but a quick scan of amount indicates the estate was close to 200£. Probate's Latin inscription appears to grant the children Richard FFURNIS and Elizabeth FFURNIS to the care of their mother, Margaret.
Probate to Margaret FFURNIS of Eyam, widow  and Richard GREGORY of Grinlow, yeoman (the executors)
Also to Richard FFURNIS of Eyam, yeoman, and ffrancis BENNETT of Eyam, husbandman, Com.[1] before ffrancis CARRINGTON, surrogate, date and place not given.
Note: [1] an abbreviation for commissioners, ie. overseers?

 

1634

BALLERD
BIRKBECK
BROWNE
CLIFTON
DAND
DARCY
FRECHVILE
GOUSTREY
HEWITT
HITCH
MADIN
MARSHALL
NEWHAM
OSBORNE
RAMSDEN
FRECHVILE, Peter - of Staveley in the co. of derby, knight, 16 Mar 1632.
Beneficiaries and others: John FRECHVILE*, Esq. only son;   cousin and godson Raph FRECHVILE;   Isabell "my well beloved wife";   "hospital and alms house lately built at Staveley Woodthorpe;   "poor and impotent people" of Chesterfield, Eckington, Dronfield, Barlborough, Whittington Staveley and Clowne;   St John's College Cambridge;   Mr Robert HITCH late fellow of Trinity College;   Mr Robert MARSHALL fellow of St John's College;   executors of John BALLERD deceased;   my grandmother Lady FRECHVILE, deceased;   son-in-law Sir Edward OSBORNE Bt;   godson Edward OSBORNE;   godson and grandchild William RAMSDEN son and heir of Sir John RAMSDEN Kt;   grandson John RAMSDEN;   Roger NEWHAM clerk;   servant John NEWHAM;   servant Raph NEWHAM of Alvaston in co. Derby;   servant Robert BROWNE;   Mr Edward BIRKBECK, clerk, parson of Staveley;   godson Peter BIRKBECK;   all other household servants;   cousin Rosamond OSBORNE, widow and her son Francis OSBORNE.
Supervisors: brother-in-law Right Honorable Lord DARCY of Alton, and friend Sir Gervase CLIFTON Kt, and said Sir Edward OSBORNE.
Witnesses: Edward BIRKBECK,   Thomas DAND,   Roger NEWHAM,   Thomas BIRKBECK,   John GOUSTREY, and Robert BROWNE.
Lands and property: manors of Staveley and Staveley Woodthorpe ("lately purchased of William Earl of Newcastle, Henry HEWITT, gent. and Thomas MADIN, husbandman"), lands and tenements in Staveley, Staveley Woodthorpe, Staveley Netherthorpe, Nether Hanley, Middle Hanley, West Hanley, Eckington, Bramley, Apperknowle, Inkersell, "Hage Howbrooke", Barley, Cold Aston, Dronfield, Woodhouse, Stubley, Palterton, Stancliffe and Riley. Also lands in Barlborough, Killamarsh, Halthropp, Owswell, Whitwell and Clowne.
Probate granted 29 May 1634.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1637

CLARKE
EYRE
FFOX
FOX
HAWKESWORTH
LITTLEWOOD
MORTIN
WILSON
YELLOT
FOX, Robert - of Bamford, Hathersage, husbandman, last day of Jun? 1637.
John FOX, my eldest brother, house etc inherited from Anthony FOX;   mother? 40/-;   sister Ann MORTIN wife of George MORTIN of ……;   godson John WILSON 5/-;   sister-in-law Ann FOX 10/-;   godson John FOX £10;   kinswoman Ann HAWKESWORTH ---?/-;   brother Lawrence rest of estate, he also exec.
Witnesses: Robert CLARKE vicar of Hathersage,   Stephen FFOX,   Robert YELLOT,   Willm EYRE.
Inventory: Jul 1637 by Robert YELLOT,   John LITTLEWOOD &   Willm. EYRE.
Will made 30 Jun 1637. No date of probate available.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1645

BAMFORD
FFROGGOTT
FROGGET
GREGORY
ROWLANDSON
SIMPSON
WELLS
FROGGET, Thomas - of Calver. (Ad)
Bond: 12 Feb 1644/5 between Elizabeth FROGGET of Calver relict of Thomas FROGGET deceased, Thomas FROGGET of Bubnel yeoman and John ROWLANDSON requiring Elizabeth to educate & house son John until he is 21.
Witness: John BAMFORD.
Signed: John ROWLANDSON,   Tho. FFROGGOTT,   Elizabeth FROGGET her mark.
Inventory: Total £133.14.08 (typical of a husbandman) appraised by Henry SIMPSON,   Humphrey GREGORY,   Humphrey WELLS.
Lichfield RO Ref: P/C/11.

Contact: John Froggatt

 

1647

BRAY
FFURNIS
FRYTH
FURNESS
HAWKESWORTH
TALBOT
WILSON
WOFFINDELL
FFURNIS, Margret - of Eyam, widowe, 10 Apr 1643.
Testator asks that her body be buried in the churchyard of Eyam.
Bequests to: her sonne Richard FFURNIS (and asked that he bring up ffrancis FRYTH and Margaret FRYTH "children now in my house");   her sister Joane[1];   her daughter Elizabeth FRYTH.
Sole Executor: sonne Richard FFURNIS.   Will signed with an X and a seale.
Witnesses: Adam HAWKESWORTH and Francis BRAY.
Inventory: 20 Apr 1643 by John WILSON (his marke, looks like part of a fence, probably a schematic W) and Richard TALBOT, and totaled 167-7-4.
Probate 25 May 1647 to the executor (not named)  before Johan WOFFINDELL, surr., at unknown place.
Note: [1] Not her sister-in-law Joan FURNESS, who died in 1633, but rather her own sister Joan.

 

1648

BARBER
CHAWORTH
DEN?
FIELDEND
ROBINSON
WATERHOUSE
WHITLE
FIELDEND, Nicholas, of Whitfield, Husbandman, 13 Oct 1648.
eldest son John FIELDEND,   wife Elessabeth FIELDEND*,   sons Charles, Josua, Jerymy, Benjamin & Samuell FIELDEND.
Overseers: William DEN?,   Thomas BARBER;   overseer & appraiser of Inventory James CHAWORTH,   overseer, witness & appraiser of Inventory Anthonie ROBINSON.
Witness & appraiser of Inventory: John WATERHOUSE Clearke.
Witnesses: Ellessabeth BARBER.
Appraiser of Inventory: William WHITLE.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1661

FFURNIS
KNYVITON
LITTLETON
MORTEN
RAWORTH
WILSON
FFURNIS, Godfrey - of Eyam, died intestate. (Ad)
Admin. to Walter LITTLETON on 5 Mar 1660/1 before Geo. KNYVITON at Eyam.
Witnesses: Jane WILSON and Anthony RAWORTH.
The Latin inscription is also signed by Simon MORTEN, deputized for the Archbishop William.

 

1665

CRESSWELL
FOX
HARDIN
SHELDON
FOX, Anthony - of Litton, Tideswell, yeoman, 24 … 1665.
wife Ellen to live with her son Lawrence or in a house he builds for her & kept by him in a fitting manner or in a place of her choosing but when her daughter marry they may not live with her;   dtr Jane £6, dtr Dorothy £6, dtr Elizabeth £6 - all to be paid 4yrs after his death;   dtr Mary SHELDON? 12 pence;   son Thomas part of …… at Hucklow;   son Lawrence the rest of the estate & sole exec.
Witnesses: Robert HARDIN? & Thomas T.
Inventory: 5 Jan 1665 by Edw CRESSWELL,   Robert HARDIN? - £31-7-8d.
Probate 11 Jan 1665.
Note: This will is torn & there are pieces missing.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1671

COPE
FFURNIS
FRITH
FURNESS
GARRAT
HADFIELD
HEATON
LINGARD
RIDGWAY
SHURT
THORNELEY
FFURNIS, Richard - of Eyam, yeoman, 12 Nov 1670.
Bequests to: espoused wife Margaret (she to pay 20 shillings to the Quakers on feast of St. Michael and the Archangels, and to pay 10 shillings to the poor of Eyam;   (after wife's death) estate divided among nephews Francis FRITH, William FRITH and Thomas FRITH;   nephew Richard FFRITH;   Margarett (wife of Edward HEATON);   Martin and William (youngest sons of my kinsman Martin FURNESS).
Sole Executor: wife Margaret, to be assisted by their nephew William FRITH, John RIDGWAY, and John LINGARD the younger.   Will signed and sealed.
Witnesses: John HADFIELD (his mark);   William FRITH;   and ffrancis GARRAT.
Inventory: 11 Feb 1670/1 totaled 31-18-2 and was appraised by John LINGARD,   George SHURT (his marke),   John RIDGWAY (his marke),   and ffrancis THORNELEY (his marke).
Probate 5 Apr 1671 at Chesterfield before Johan COPE, surrogate.

 

1672

FIDLER
FOX
GROOVES
HOO
MORTEN
SKINNER
WILKINSON
YOULLET
FOX, Lawrence - of Greenhurst, Bamford, Hathersage, yeoman, 24 Aug 1668.
wife Agnes £10 + £8 owed by his brother-in-law Hugh GROOVES? + fitting maintainance;   dtr Ellen wife of Thomas SKINNER jnr. his only child;   Richard SKINNER (his eldest g/s) 20/-;   his g/childen the children of Thomas SKINNER to inherit equally;   the children of his nephew John FOX of Lydigate 1 lamb each;   neice Mary, the wife of Henry HOO? children 1 lamb each;   Ann & Elizabeth the daughters of Francis & Ann FIDLER a lamb each.
Executors: Ellen & Thos. SKINNER jnr.
Witnesses: Anthony WILKINSON &   Edw. MORTEN.
Inventory: 18 Apr 1672 by Edw. MORTEN,   Robt. FOX,   Robert YOULLET (ELLIOTT) - £154-19-10d. Owing to him £103-17-6d. Owed by him £82-6-0d.
Proved Chesterfield 11 … ?1672.
Note: A Lawrence FOX paid Hearth Tax in 1672.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1675

BRIGHTMORE
BROWN
FROGGATT
FURNIS
MARSDEN
FURNIS, Henry - of Calver, 1675. (Ad)
mentions relict Joan, or Joanna: also Thomas BROWN.
Inventory by: Edward MARSDEN,   Michael BRIGHTMORE,   and John FROGGATT.

Contact: LGPBEV

 

1675

BARBER
DOWNING
FROGGOTT
RATCLIFE
RATCLIFFE
RIDGEWAY
ROGERS
SIDEBOTHAM
SLACK
WHITE
FROGGOTT, Thomas - of Shedyard, i/t/p of Glossopp, Derbyshire, Yeoman, 1 Jul 1675 [27 Chas II]
to my daughter Jane RATCLIFFE - half part of all my farms and tenements situate at Townscliffe in the said parish of Glossopp, such part thereof as was leased to me by Samuel RATCLIFFE;   to John RATCLIFFE her son - the other half part at Townscliffe;   all those goods which I purchased by one bill of sale from William RATCLIFFE equally betwixt them;   if John RATCLIFFE die before he shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years then to Richard FROGGOTT my son…… &c.;   to my servant Elizabeth DOWNING &c.……   unto my son John FROGGOTT - my title, term, claim &c. of farm or tenement at Shedyard;   to my grandchildren John and Hellen (ch'n of my son John FROGGOTT) - £50. to Richard F. George F. Elizabeth F and Hellen SLACK (sons and daughters of my later brother John F. of Hourdlow deceased - £20 each;   to my nephew John ROGERS - £20.
Witnesses: sealed signed and published in the presence of John RIDGEWAY,   Ralph BARBER,   Peter SIDEBOTHAM,   and Ralph WHITE.
Executors: my daughter Jane RATCLIFE and my grandchild John RATCLIFFE.
Proved 10 Nov 1675 - PCC. TNA Ref: PROB 11/349.

Contact: familyfroggatt

 

1676

FFROGGOT
FFROGGOTT
FROGGATT
HEATHCOTT
HOWE
SLACK
WHITE
FROGGATT, John - of Hourdlow, Derbyshire, 12 Jun 1676 [28 Chas II]
to my loving wife Elizabeth, &c.   to my son Thomas - all my lands and tenements in Hope in the Parish of Alstonfield co. Stafford;   to my son Thomas FFROGGOTT lands and tenements in Hourdlow &c.;   to my daughter Mary FFROGGOTT - lands and tenements in Hourdlow, after she the said Mary shall accomplish the age of fourteen years……   to my daughter Elizabeth - £5;   to my daughter Helen HEATHCOTT (wife of Arthur HEATHCOTT) - tenne shillings;   to my brother Richard FFROGGOTT - 20 shillings;   to my brother George FFROGGOTT and my sisters Elizabeth FFROGGOT and Helen SLACK - tenne shillings each.
True & Sole Executor: my sonne Thomas FFROGGOT
Witness: thereof of John FFROGGOT the elder, in the presence of Richard FFROGGOTT,   Helen SLACK,   ffrancis HOWE,   Ralph WHITE.
John's Inventory: £333 including £195 owed to him by bonds.
Proved 9 Sep 1676 - PCC. TNA Ref: PROB 11/352.

Contact: familyfroggatt

 

1678

ABELL
ARCHBOLD
COUPE
FFIDLER
FFURNIS
MIDDLETON
MORTEN
NAULEY
NAYLOR
WALKER
FFURNIS, Thomas - of Over Padley, in the parish of Hathersage, 11 Oct 1677.
Bequests to: my son, Thomas FFURNIS;   my son Robert FFURNIS;   my daughter Anne FFURNIS;   my youngest son, Edward FFURNIS.
Sole Executor: my eldest son William FFURNIS - he to have the rest.   John ABELL late of Eyam, owed the testator 20£ of interest.   Will signed with X and seal.
Witnesses: John WALKER,   Robert MIDDLETON,   Mary MIDDLETON (M, her mark).
Inventory: 19 Oct 1677 totaled 226-0-0, by William NAULEY (n.b. variant of NAYLOR??) and Robert FFIDLER.
Probate Chesterfield 11 Sep 1678 to William FFURNIS,  Thos., Robert, Anne, and Edwd FFURNIS of Over Padley and to John WALKER of  Hathersage before John COUPE, surrogate.
Letters of "tuition" for Thos, Robt, Anne, and Edward FFURNIS signed by William FFURNIS, (M?, his marke) husbandman, and by John WALKER appointed Sir Henry ARCHBOLD, Knt., to educate, ffoster, and bring up William's[1] under age children (witnessed by Symon MORTEN, n.p.)
Note: [1] Should be Thomas's [Ed]?

 

1678

BROWNE
BURKERIDGE
EYRE
FROGGOTT
WALKER
WILSON
FROGGOTT, Mary - late of Froggatt, widow. (Ad)
granted to her son John FROGGOTT of Moorseats co. Derby, Yeoman;   John FROGGOTT of Moorseats co. Derby, Yeoman and John WALKER of Hathersage co. Clerke appear at Bakewell before Thomas BROWNE on 14 Nov 1678.
Witness to signatures: R. BURKERIDGE.
Inventory: signed by Robert EYRE and George EYRE for total value £35-10s. Additional name on front of the documents is Thomas WILSON Sud.

Contact: Jennifer Nicholas

 

1679

FROGGOTT
RATCLIFFE
FROGGOTT, Richard - of Shadyard, 1679.
to brother John all my goods in his possession;   to my kinsman John RATCLIFFE all my lands of Townscliffe in Glossop.
Proved 1679 - PCC. TNA Ref: PROB 11/360.

Contact: familyfroggatt

 

1682

FURNIS
GREGORY
HOULBROOKE
LOBLEY
MORTEN
NEYLOR
FURNIS, Luke - of ffoolow in the parish of Eame, co. Derbie, husbandman, 7 Mar 1680/1.
Bequests to: wife Mary;   son Matthew;   son Luke.
Executrix: not named, but apparently was his widow.
Overseers: Thomas GREGORY and Thomas NEYLOR.   Will signed with his marke and seale.
Witnesses: Thomas HOULBROOKE,   Thomas FURNIS,   and Luke MORTEN (all sign with marke)
Inventory: 8 Jul 1682 totaled 39-15-2;   appraisers were not named.
Probate at Chesterfield 20 Aug 1682 to Mary FURNIS (widow and relict)  before Jo. LOBLEY, Sur.

 

1684

BARBER
BAYLY
BOADEN
EYLEY
FLETCHER
GILL
GILLATT
GILLOT
GILLOTT
HENRYSON
KIRKLAND
ORGILL
RAINE
ROBINSON
SARA
STAFFORD
STORLAND
WOOD
WYLDES
FLETCHER, Patrick - of Denby Lodge, Denby, co. Derby, yeoman, 20 Apr 1684.
Give messuage + farm in Ripley in the possession of Henry STAFFORD in the Lordship of Ripley i/t/p Pentridge to wife Jane FLETCHER. After death of wife give above to brother William FLETCHER + heirs. All rest to wife, wife executor.
Witnesses: Thomas WYLDES,   George GILLOT, Thomas GILLOT,   Wm. EYLEY.
Debts owed by testator: Edward ROBINSON (£30),   Mr? HENRYSON? (£8),   Erasmus ORGILL (£10),   Widdow STAFFORD (£10),   John KIRKLAND of Codnor (£5),   Vincent FLETCHER (£2),   James WOOD (£6 13s),   George GILLOTT (£1 9s),   William EYLEY (£3),   Hanah SARA (£35),   William BOADEN (£9).
Inventory by: John BARBER,   George GILLATT,   John STORLAND,   Erasmus ORGILL, 3 May 1684. Total: £122 6s. 4d.
A legal document in latin is included in which (I think) the wife swears to the authenticity of the will... begining with the name of a lawyer: Richard RAINE? legum Doctor Commisarius, then a list of names hard to decipher due to writing + latinisation (but not smudged or faded), 2 of the names look like Mrs Stephan GILL of Denby, and William BAYLY, minister of Horsley who makes a separate oath 13 May 1684.

Contact: Will Johnson

 

1686

FIELDSEND
HEAP
WARD
FIELDSEND, Margeret, of Arnfield, Mottram, Widow, 2 Feb 1685.
son Matthew FIELDSEND*,   sons John, William, Robert & Charles FIELDSEND;   daughters Ellin & Mary FIELDSEND.
Witnesses: Micaell HEAP,   Ellin FIELDSEND,   George WARD.
Probate granted 8 Jul 1686.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1690

ANDERTON
FIDLER
FRITH
FURNACE
FURNISE
HUNT
LEELAND
LOBLEY
MERRELL
MOWER
PINDER
SIDDALL
STANLEY
UNWIN
WALMISLEY
WILLSON
WILSON
FURNISE, Martin - of Eyam, yeoman, 19 Oct 1689.
Bequests to: eldest son George FURNISE and Anne his now wife;   sons Samuel FURNISE and William FURNISE;   Robert ANDERTON of Hasleford and his wife (my natural and beloved daughter Elizabeth);   son Peter FURNISE - to receive the house of Martin's late father Richard FURNISE of Eyam, yeoman (who left a will dated 12 Apr 1659[1]), now Richard deceased and "mother in law"[2] Amye FURNISE also deceased;   son Matthew FURNISE;   other two sons Martin FURNISE and Joseph FURNISE - to have farm at Farnsley in Stoney Middleton;   12p to each grandchild.
Sole Executrix: wife Elizabeth - she to have the rest.
Bequests mentioned the testators various land parcels that abutted on the properties of Mr. Robert MOWER,   Mr. Christopher LEELAND;   Mr. James SIDDALL;   Mr. Robert FIDLER;   John WILSON;   Mr. MOWER again;   and William FRITH.   Will signed with "F", his mark.
Witnesses: Robert UNWIN;   Rowland MERRELL (his marke);   John STANLEY.
Inventory: 25 Mar 1690 by Robert PINDER,   John WILLSON,   and John STANLEY totaled 54-11-0.
Probate at Chesterfield 26 Mar 1690 to Elizabeth FURNACE (executrix)  with Joseph HUNT, clerk, minister of Eyam,  and Marten? WALMISLEY, petitioners,  before Jo. LOBLEY, Sur.
Note: [1] Richard, d.1659's Will is known to be lost.
[2] Amye FURNISE is believed to have been Martin's stepmother, the aforementioned Richard's second wife.

 

1691

BENNETT
BRADSHAW
CHAPMAN
FURNISE
MORTEN
SANDERS
SORESBY
STANLEY
FURNISE, Thomas - of Foolow, husbandman, 15 Aug 1690.
Testator requested to be buried at Eyam.
Bequests to: son Matthew FURNISE;   daughter Joan FURNISE;   son Richard FURNISE (including tenant rights under John BRADSHAW, Esq.).
Co-Executors: daughter Joan FURNISE, son Richard FURNISE,   and good friend Matthew MORTEN of Shepard Flatte.   Will signed with X, his marke.
Witnesses: John SORESBY,   John STANLEY,   Amy SANDERS (her mark).
Inventory: 14 Oct 1690, totaled 30-5-10, and was taken by humphrey CHAPMAN,   Francis BENNETT (F, his marke),   John SORESBY,   and John STANLEY.
Probate 15 Apr 1691, but full probate information is missing.

 

1692

BOCKING
FFURNISE
FFYNNEE
FURNISE
LITTLEWOOD
MARSHALL
MORTEN
STOTTE
WALLDEN
WALMSLEY
FFURNISE, Adam - of Hathersage, yeoman, 15 Oct 1691.
Bequests to: my daughter Alse FFURNISE;   my sonne Ellise FFURNISE;   my sonne Thomas FFURNISE;   my daughter Mary BOCKING;   every grandchild now in being;   my son William FFURNISE (also named executor)   Will signed with a sort of AS mark, and seale.
Witnesses: Adam MARSHALL (his mark);   William STOTTE (his mark);   and Ric. FFYNNEE?  
Inventory: 4 Feb 1691/2 of Adam FFURNISE, deceased, by John MORTEN,   William WALLDEN,   and George LITTLEWOOD totaled 113-5-10.
Probate 8? Apr 1692 at Chesterfield to Wm. FURNISE (executor)  before W. WALMSLEY, Sur.

 

1692

ALSOPP
FEILDSEND
FIELDSEND
HALCKYARD
HEAPE
KEARSHAW
WOOLLEY
FIELDSEND, Matthew, of Arnfield, Mottram, Taylor, 4 Dec 1691.
sisters Mary HEAPE,   Ellen WOOLLEY;   brother William FIELDSEND*,   brothers John & Robert FIELDSEND,   brother in law Michael HEAPE;   nephew & niece John & Mary FIELDSEND (children of John),   nephew Sammuell FEILDSEND of Motterham,   sister in law Elizabeth FIELDSEND (wife of Robert).
Witnesses: John KEARSHAW,   Thomas HALCKYARD,   William ALSOPP.
Probate granted 6 May 1692.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1694

CHAPMAN
DOWNS
FROGGATT
GREGORY
FROGGATT, John - of Calver i/t/p Bakewell, husbandman, 8 Feb 1693.
Bequests: son John ... shillings in silver;   my son Richard - the box in ye chamber over the house and ... in silver. my ffower daughters in law - every one ... pence;   and "all the children I am grandfather to" - every one ... pence.
Executor: my youngest son Raphael FROGGATT.
Appraisers of Inventory: Humpry CHAPMAN,   Rich: GREGORY(X),   James GREGORY, 23 May 1694. John described as "the Elder". £15-19s-2d.
Note: John mar aged 44 to Anne DOWNS at Taxal 1658 and d. May 1694.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1697

FFIDLER
FOX
GREEN
SKINNER
FOX, Robert - of Bamford, Hathersage, died intestate. (Ad)
Admin granted to his widow Ann FOX at Chesterfield 4 May 1698.
Inventory: 4 Dec 1697 by Lawrence SKINNER,   John FFIDLER,   Ralph GREEN - £93-17-6d.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1699

ABELL
AYER
BRUSHFIELD
FFURNISE
FURNISE
HUSBAND
MORTEN
MOWER
STANLEY
FURNISE, George - of Eyam, yeoman, 18 May 1699.
Bequests to: daughter Emott FFURNISE (including two dwelling houses lately purchased of William ABELL and "my barn at Tideswell").
Joint Executrixes: my wife Anne, and daughters Emmott and Anne.   Will signed with a half completed script capital G, his mark.
Witnesses: Thomas MOWER,   Godfrey STANLEY,   John STANLEY.
Inventory: 17 May 1699[1] was appraised by Richard AYER,   Matthew MORTEN (M (written badly), his marke),   Robert MORTEN (an upside down and horizontal capital R, his marke),   and Humphrey BRUSHFIELD, and totaled 19-4-6.
Probate at Chesterfield 17 Oct 1699 to Anne FURNISE and  Emotte FURNISE (executrixes)  before John HUSBAND, Sur.
Note: [1] George is called "lately deceased" in the Inventory, which is apparently dated the day before to making the Will(!)

 

1700

BLACKBURN
FOX
MARSDEN
MARSHAL
POYNTON
ROBINSON
WILSON
FOX, Hugo - of Thornhill, Hope, husbandman, died intestate. (Ad)
Inventory: 24 Oct 1699 by Thomas (x) MARSDEN,   Joseph WILSON,   Martin (m) MARSHAL,   John POYNTON &   George ROBINSON to the value of £83/1/0d.
Admin Bakewell 13 Apr 1700 to Benjamin BLACKBURN.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1701

BOWDEN
CARRINGTON
EYRE
FFROGGATT
FROGGATT
LINGARD
MIDDLETON
POOL
FROGGATT, John - the elder of Shedyard in the County of Derby, Yeoman &c., 11 Nov 1701.New
I give, devise and bequeath all my messuages and tenements and the lands, housing and outhouse with the appurtences thereunto at Lowlaughton and my copyhold land at Jowhole, and all my goods, messuages, cottages farms and houses and outhouses and lands and premises with and every of their appurtences situate lying and being within Crowdon lee Booth also the vaccary of Crowdenee in Edale in the said county of Derby unto my son John FFROGGATT and his assynes for an during the term of nynety and nine years ……… unto the heir lawfully begotton and to be betten and for default of … then I give etc unto Ellen CARRINGTON my daughter for and during the times of ninety and nine years;   I give and devise and bequeath all my messauges, farms and tenements called the Green lands and Bowdon farm and all my lands houses buildings primises and appurtances to the same belonging situated and lying in Ollenbooth in Edale aforesaid which I purchased of Thomas EYRE unto my daughter Ellen CARRINGTON;   I give unto my wife a cow and bedstid and bedding fitting for it;   I give unto my grandchild Ellen POOL the sum of ffour score pounds to be paid her when she attaines the age of fourteen;   I give to my cousin Jane (I think this is POOL on the document) the sum of thirty pounds;   I give unto my son in Law John CARRINGTON ffive shillings.
Witnesses: John MIDDLETON,   Charles LINGARD,   Robert BOWDEN,   Alistar LINGARD.
Note: in the Inventory of John FFROGGATT late of Shedyard in the parish of Glossop, yeoman, is Lease including a messuage and tenement Shedyard, Lease of lands at Townscliffe.

Contact: familyfroggatt

 

1701

BRUSHFIELD
EYRE
FOX
MORE
MORTEN
SOREBY
STANLEY
WEBSTER
YOUNGE
FOX, Robert - of Foolow, Eyam, miner, 12 Feb 1690. (N?)
when it seems he has been taken ill & having very recently bought the land he occupied from Dorothy EYRE, widow, the mother-in-law of Gilbert WEBSTER, tanner, of Chesterfield, wishes to make clear his situation. He then has 4 children - James, William, Robert & Mary.
Executors: his brother William, husbandman, of The Oaks, & his brother-in-law Thomas MORE, yeoman of Grindleford Bridge.
Witnesses: James SOREBY,   Jo STANLEY,   Rich: YOUNGE &   ffrancis MORE.
Inventory: 24 Oct 1699 by Humphry BRUSHFIELD &   Robert MORTEN - £80/12/0d.
Proved Chesterfield 12 Nov 1701.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1703

ANDERTON
ASHTON
BERRIE
EYRE
FLINT
FROGGATT
FURNACE
FURNIS
FURNISE
HARDY
HUSBAND
MILNS
MORTEN
MOWER
STANLEY
TOWNSEND
WILD
WILSON
WRIGHT
FURNISE, Elizabeth - of Eyam, relict of Martin FURNACE the elder of Eyam, yeoman, deceased, 19 Dec 1702.
Bequests to: two beloved sons, Martin FURNISE and Joseph FURNISE;   my beloved grandchild Emmott TOWNSEND (now wife of Robert TOWNSEND of Bretton, and daughter of my late beloved son George FURNISE, deceased);   beloved son Peter FURNISE;   beloved son Matthew FURNISE;   son-in-law Robert ANDERTON;   6 pence apiece to each grandchild;  
Joint Executors: sons Joseph and Martin - they to have rest of Estate.   Mentions bequests of properties called Pussy Pitts Close, Little Dingle lying in a place called Brightes, and Shawbroad, also that various of her properties adjoin the lands of Mr. WRIGHT, Thomas FROGGATT, Mr. ASHTON, Mr. EYRE, Robert MOWER, John WILSON, Thomas WILD, Mr. MILNS, and Francis MOWER.   Will signed with an E, her mark, and sealed.
Witnesses: Thomas BERRIE,   George FLINT (X, his mark),   and John STANLEY.
Inventory: dated 32 May 1703, appraised by William MORTEN, Matthew MORTEN (badly written M, his mark), Thomas HARDY, and John STANLEY, totaled 49-16-0.
Probate Chesterfield 6 Oct 1703 to Martin FURNIS and Joseph FURNIS  (executors) before John HUSBAND, Sur.

 

1709

BOWDEN
FOX
FOX, William - of Edale, died intestate. (Ad)
his widow Jane then married Ralph BOWDEN, yeoman of Glossop & together they renounced her right to administer his estate to John FOX of Mellor on 19 Apr 1709.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1711

BRINKLEY
COWPER
FROGATT
PIDCOCK
STEVENSON
FROGATT, Thomas junior - of Calver. (N)
deceased had not made a will but before he died he communicated his intentions to three witnesses whose statements were recorded when probate was granted: all land and housing to son Thomas FROGATT;   80£ given to daughter Mary to be paid by Thomas when he reaches the age of 23;   40£ each given to daughters Elizabeth and Barbara and son William - to be paid to them by his wife Elizabeth the sole executrix.
Witnesses: George STEVENSON of Unstone i/t/p Dronfield co. Derby, Yeoman;   George COWPER of Hasleford in Eyam co. Derby, Yeoman;   Barbara COWPER wife of George COWPER;  
Witness to signatures: W. BRINKLEY.
Inventory: total £181-13-11. Testator died on or about 23 Dec 1710.
Probate granted before Robert PIDCOCK at Bakewell 6 Jan 1711.

Contact: Jennifer Nicholas

 

1711

FOX
UNWIN
FOX, William - of Great Hucklow, 23 Oct 1710.
wife Mary (she also exec);   children Robert, William, George, Sarah, Mary, Martha 5/- each.
Witnesses: Edward UNWIN, Robert ……? & Robert UNWIN.
Inventory: 30 Dec 1710 unsigned to the value of £135/5/0d. Includes a stocking frame.
Proved at Bakewell Jun? 1711.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1712

FFURNIS
MONCK
SYKES
WHEELDON
FFURNIS, Hugh - of Callver, in the parish of Bakewell, husbandman.
Bequests to: my brother Martin FFURNIS;   my brother Henery FFURNIS.
Sole Executrix: my now wife Ann - she to have rest of estate.   Will signed with X, his marke, and seale.
Witnesses: Edward WHEELDON;   Godfrey SYKES.
Inventory: 8 Mar 1711/2 totalling 9-8-8 was appraised by Martin FFURNIS (x, his marke), and Edward WHEELDON.
Proved at Bakewell 3 Aug 1712 to Anne FFURNIS (executrix) before  God. MONCK, Sur.

 

1712

FROGATT
FROGGOTT
MARSDEN
MELLOR
MENEKER
NICHOLS
SHEMWELL
FROGATT, John - of Calver, husbandman. (Ad)
Bond: 20 Oct 1712 between Anne FROGATT of Calver widow,   Joseph NICHOLS curate? of Baslow,   Thomas MARSDEN carpenter of Baslow, requiring Anne FROGATT to produce an inventory and present any will that might turn up.
Witness: Nath. MENEKER? NP.
Signed: Ann FROGGOTT,   Joseph NICHOLS,   Thomas MARSDEN.
Inventory: Total £20.17.2 appraised by William SHEMWELL,   ??? MELLOR, 7 Jun 1712.
Letters of Administration to Anne FROGATT, relict 20 Oct 1712 at Bakewell.  Lichfield RO Ref: P/C/11.

Contact: John Froggatt

 

1714

BAKER
CRASHAW
FARNESWORTH
FARNSWORTH
RAVILL
TOMPKING
WATERHOUSE
WOODHEAD
FARNSWORTH, Charles - of Clowne, Derby, Yeoman, 7 Apr 1715.
Executor: son Charles FARNESWORTH.
Mentions: mother Anne FARNESWORTH;   daughter Elizabeth WOODHEAD, son in law George WOODHEAD;   servant Ruth WOODHEAD.
Witnesses: John WOODHEAD,   George RAVILL,   T TOMPKING.
Inventory: 28 Oct 1714.   Witnesses: Geo WATERHOUSE,   Gilbert BAKER,   Thos CRASHAW, & T TOMPKING.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1718

BENNET
DEARNALEY
DEWSNAPP
FIELDING
WAGSTAFFE
WHITLE
FIELDING, John, of Whitfield, Yeoman, 19 Jun 1717.
wife Mary FIELDING,   sons Benjamin, Jeremiah FIELDING,   daughter in law Easter FIELDING (Jeremiah's wife),   grandson John FIELDING (Benjamin's son),   son in law William DEWSNAPP,   kinsman John FIELDING,   apprentice John DEARNALEY,   son John FIELDING*.
Witness: John BENNET.
Witness & appraiser of Inventory: William WHITLE.
Appraisers of Inventory: John DEWSNAPP,   George WAGSTAFFE, 11 Apr 1718
Probate granted 9 May 1718.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1718

FIELDING
FIELDING, Mary, of Whitfield, Widow. (Ad)
son Benjamin FIELDING*.
Admin. granted 18 Sep 1718.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1718

BOOTH
FFROGGOTT
FFURNIS
FORNIS
NICHOLLS
SHARP
SHEMWELL
FORNIS, Martin of Callver, "who dyed ye 27 September" 1718. (I)
Inventory: appraised ye 29th September 1718 by William FFROGGOTT and William SHEMWELL, totaling 7-3-5, with debts of 11-5-0 and funerall charges of 1-15-0.
Estate of the goods of martin FFURNIS[1], administered at Bakewell 16 Oct 1718, to Alice FFURNIS (widow and relict) before Jn. SHARP?, pud corona (deputy of the Crown?)
There appeared before the court Alice FFURNIS of Calver, Joseph NICHOLLS of Baslow, and John BOOTH, mason, of Baslow.
Note: [1] Here called - incorrectly it would seem - of the parish of Tidswall.

 

1721

COCKER
FFURNIS
HINCH
HUSBAND
MORTEN
SKINNER
TORRE
WILKERSON
FFURNIS, William - of Hathersadge, yeoman, 31 Mar 1717.
Bequests to: son Ellis FFURNIS,   son-in-law Lawrence SKINNER;   son Thomas FFURNIS, who is also appointed executor.   Testator signs his name and has seal.
Witnesses: Robert HINCH,   Solomon COCKER (X, his mark),   and John TORRE.
Inventory: 23 Feb 1720/1, appraised by Adam MORTEN,   ffrancis WILKERSON,   and John TORRE, totaled 86-10-0.
Proved at Chesterfield 20 Apr 1721 to Thomas FFURNIS (son and executor)  before John HUSBAND, Sur.

 

1721

BOMFORD
FROGGATT
FROGGOT
GREGORY
HEALD
MOWER
PARKER
SIMMS
FROGGOT, Richard - of Grindleford Bridge i/t/p Eyam, miner, 12 Sep 1721.
Beneficiaries: John & Thomas FROGGOT (sons of brother Thomas) - to get the house in Stony Middleton where Henry BOMFORD now lives;   mother Anne SIMMS;   brothers John & Thomas;   sister Grace GREGORY wife's children Nicholas, Martha, Hannah & Thomas HEALD get everything else.
Executors: son in law Nicholas HEALD,   Thomas MOWER.
Witnesses: Thomas MOWER,   Daniel HEALD,   Samuel PARKER.
Inventory: Total £57.13.06 appraised by James MOWER, Thomas MOWER,   Daniel HEALD, 22 Sep 1721.
Proved at Chesterfield 5 Oct 1721. Lichfield RO Ref: B/C/11.
Note: Richard FROGGATT mar Ruth HEALD at Eyam 11 Nov 1714. She would appear to have been the widow of Anthony HEALD who was bur Eyam 26 Mar 1714.

Contact: John Froggatt

 

1726

BRADBURY
FIELDSEND
FROGATT
HANDFORD
LINGARD
SHIRT
STARK
FIELDSEND, William, of Blackshaw, Glossop, Husbandman. (Ad)
wife Ann FIELDSEND,   son John FIELDSEND* of Glossop, Husbandman,   with other administrators John SHIRT* of Chapel en le Frith Yeoman &   Joseph LINGARD* of Glossop Yeoman.
Appraisers of Inventory: Robert HANDFORD,   Robert STARK &   Thomas BRADBURY, 23 Mar 1726. Renunciation by widow dated 21 Apr 1726.
Witnesses to Renunciation: John FROGATT,   Thomas BRADBURY.
Admin. granted 27 Apr 1726.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1729

BEECH
BOWER
DOWNES
FROGGATT
GREGORY
WILD
FROGGATT, Richard - of Calver i/t/p Bakewell, butcher, 5 Sep 1729 [3 Geo II]
Bequests: son Benjamin - £5-10s.;   son Rowland - "that farm or tenement which was his uncle John's";   son John - "one farm called ??? living under the covenants whereby I have rented from Edward DOWNES of Shrigley Esq.";   son William - £1;   grandson Anthony (William's son - under 21) - cottage and shop in Stoney Middleton, if he dies to next younger brother, &c.;   son Thomas (under 21) - farm called Buck Carr, Bingley Croft and the crops on the moor also farmed from Edward DOWNES Esq. & £10;   daughters Elizabeth and Ann - each £1;   daughters Sarah and Grace (both under 21) - each £30.
Joint Executors: wife Elizabeth and son Rowland.
Overseer: my friend William BOWER of Hassop.
Witnesses: James WILD,   Anthony GREGORY,   Wm BEECH.
Appraisers of Inventory: William FROGGATT,   William BOWER, 16 Sep 1729. Total: £103-11-0.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1730

BATHERIDGE
FFURNES
FURNIS
FURNISH
NAYLOR
NEALER
SWAIN
TOURNER
WALMISLEY
WIETTE
FURNIS, Mathew - of foulow, 1 Nov 1729.
Testator requested that he be buried in the churchyard "in Eayme at the discretion of my friends".
Bequests to: son Edward (and he also to pay John FURNIS, his (Edward's) brother 10£;   daughter Mary;   daughter Anne;   daughter Elizabeth;   daughter Hannah;   Riggonell TOURNER;   wife Hannah - rest of the estate, and named joint executrix with their daughter Anne.   Testator signs with a mark than looks like the number 4, and seal.
Witnesses: francis NEALER,   Sarah WIETTE,   and Elizabeth NAYLOR (her mark).
Inventory: 26 Nov 1729, totaled 65-15-06 less funeral expenses of 05-00-00,   and was appraised by Luke FURNISH and francis NAYLOR.
Proved at Lichfield to Anne FFURNES and Hannah FFURNES (executrixes)  on 11 Mar 1729/30 before W. BATHERIDGE, deput.
Gilb. WALMISLEY, Ad. Regium, after Hannah and Anne gave oaths before Rad. (Radulphus, or in English, Ralph) RIGBY, curate of Eyam, and John SWAIN, curate of Tideswell.

 

1731

FURNISS
FURNISS, William - of Bakewell, taylor, 7 Apr 1731.
brother Edward FURNISS;   nephews Edward, Adam and William.
Proved 11 May 1731.

Contact: LGPBEV

 

1731

BIRCH
FFURNIS
SORESBY
FFURNIS, William - of Little Hucklow in the parish of Hope, taylor, 7 Apr 1731.
Testator asked that he be buried "in the accustomer burying place".
Bequests to: brother Edward FFURNIS;   my two nephews Edward and Adam FFURNIS;   my nephew Willam FFURNIS (and he to take care of my nephew Adam FFURNIS).
Executors: brother Edward FFURNIS and nephew Wm. FFURNIS.   Will signed with W., his mark and seal.
Witnesses: John SORESBY,   Mark FFURNIS,   Thomas FFURNIS, his mark.
Proved at Bakewell 11 May 1731 to Edward FFURNIS (one executor) with a power  reserved to Wm. FFURNIS (the other executor) before Jonath. BIRCH, Sur.

 

1734

BAGSHAW
BEECH
BIRLEY
FOX
FOX, Mary - of Great Hucklow, widow, 24 Nov 1731.
Deed of gift between Mary FOX & William FOX her son. In exchange for her possessions he is to provide her with £5p.a. to be paid in two instalments & at her death £4/10/0d to be divided according to her written & witnessed instructions. This deal to be sealed by the gift of a napkin.
Witnesses: Rob BAGSHAW,   Wm. BEECH &   Joseph(c) BIRLEY, 24 Nov 1731.
Proved at Bakewell 4 May 1734.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1738

FFRITH
FFURNIS
FURNIS
HAND
LANGSTAFF
STEPHENSON
FURNIS, Peter - late of Eyam, died intestate. (Ad)
Admin. granted 20 Apr 1738 at Chesterfield to Peter FURNIS of the parish of Eyam, husbandman (natural and lawful son) before John STEPHENSON, M.A., surrogate duly appointed.
Inventory: totaled 21-10-0 (no date or appraisers' names given) William FFRITH of Eyam, weaver, and George LANGSTAFF of Eyam, husbandman, also presented to court - they and Peter FFURNIS the son of the testator all signed the documents before G. HAND, Jun. n.p.

 

1738

BATES
FOX
FROGGOTT
GREGOREY
HALLAM
SWINDLE
WILLIAMS
FROGGOTT, Thomas - of Stoney Middleton, miner, 13 Jan 1737/8.
Beneficiaries: wife Jane FROGGOTT - everything for life then, son Thomas gets the house;   sons Benjamin & John get the house Joseph SWINDLE lives in.
Executrix: Jane FROGGOTT.
Witnesses: Richard FOX,   Catherine WILLIAMS,   Joseph BATES.
Inventory: Total £16.15.10 appraised by Joseph HALLAM,   Robt. GREGOREY, 9 Feb 1737/8.
Proved at Chesterfield 20 Apr 1738. Lichfield RO Ref: B/C/11.

Contact: John Froggatt

 

1739

BAGSHAW
BOOTHE
CLEGG
FFOX
FFROGATT
FROGATT
GODDARD
GROGAT
HADFIELD
HIGENBOTTAM
HIGINBOTTAM
WAGSTAFFE
FROGATT, John - of Park Hall, parish of Glossop, Yeoman, 31 Oct 1739.
Mentions son Thomas FFROGATT, estate of Ridgetopp, near Heafield;   son Thomas to transfer and convey to John FFOX of Edale that estate which I sold to the said John FFOX;   £20 to son Thomas's children;   £100 to my grandson John FFROGATT;   £60 to my grandson Thomas BOOTHE;   to my son in law William GODDARD[1] viccor of Glossop and to his heirs forever my estate called Park Hall, he also to have all my househould goods, chatells, cattels etc. and to be my whole and soule Executor.
Signed in the presence of Josua BAGSHAW,   John HADFIELD,   Geo HIGENBOTTAM.
True Inventory: valued £272-16-8 by John WAGSTAFFE and Geo. HIGINBOTTAM, subscribed 29 Oct 1739.
Notes: [1] John's daughter Elizabeth married William GODDARD at Hayfield in 1729. The IGI incorrectly records her surname as 'GROGAT'.
[2] James CLEGG mentions this will in his Diary - "Mr GODDARD called me up to Chappell to give an account of what I knew" of the Will - ex. The Diary of James Clegg Part 2 p.397, published by the Derbyshire Record Society.

Contact: familyfroggatt

 

1740

FURNIS
GILL
HAND
LOWE
STEPHENSON
TAYLOR
FURNIS, Martin - late of the parish of Eyam, died intestate. (Ad)
Admin. granted at Chesterfield 8 May 1740 before John STEPHENSON, M.A., Surrogate, and Geo. HAND, n.p. to the deceased's son, Martin FURNIS of Eyam, yeoman. Martin FURNIS (the son) presented to court along with William GILL of Chesterfield, perrukemaker;   and Thomas TAYLOR, Gentleman, of the City of Lichfield. All three signed documents before George LOWE, n.p..

 

1742

BOIGHTON
BROOMHEAD
FROGGATT
GREGORY
GRUNDY
HADFIELD
HALE
MIDDLETON
TYAS
WALKER
WESTEN
WRAGG
FROGGATT, Benjamin - Moorseats, Parish of Hathersage, Gentleman, 10 Mar 1742.
Executors: Kinsmen Thos. MIDDLETON of Eyam, Gent,   Geo. WRAGG of Lodge in the County of York, Gent,   Richard TYAS of Rotherham.
Beneficiaries: wife Ann, sister Mary GRUNDY;   John BOIGHTON, ? BOIGHTON - son and dau of nephew Jonathan BOIGHTON;   nieces Elizabeth wife of William WESTEN? and Easter? wife of Thomas GREGORY;   Mary wife of Geo. WRAGG,   Elizabeth wife of Geo. WALKER;   children of sister Sarah and her husband Josua BROOMHEAD.
Witnesses: Charles HADFIELD,   Geo. HALE,   Nathal. HADFIELD.
From the Bagshawe Collection at Sheffield City Library. Extracted by Sheila Rimmington, Jul 2001.

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1744

ALLSOP
FFROGGOT
FFURNACE
FURNIS
HODGKINSON
SORESBY
SORSBY
WHITE
WILD
YOUNG
FFURNACE, Hannah - of ffoolow i/t/p Eayme, widdow, 17 Mar 1742/3.
Testator requested that she be buried at Eyam Church.
Bequests to: son Edward FURNIS;   daughter Elizabeth YOUNG;   3 grandchildren Isaack ALLSOP, John ALLSOP, and Hannah ALLSOP (the 3 children of "my daughter Hannah ALLSOP, deceased")
Joint Executors: sons Edward FURNIS and John FURNIS, and daughters Ann WILD and Elizabeth YOUNG - to have the rest of the estate.   Will signed (+, her mark), and seal.
Witnesses: John SORESBY,   Elizabeth SORSBY (a backwards capital E, her mark),   and Mary YOUNG (an upside down Y, her mark)
Inventory: 24 Sep 1743 by Thomas FFROGGOT and Henry HODGKINSON (+ sign over a - sign, his mark), and totaled 72-04-06.
Proved at Chesterfield 6 Apr 1744 to John FURNIS (one of the executors) with  a power reserved to Edward FURNIS, Ann WILD, and Elizabeth YOUNG (the other  executors) before Tho. WHITE, Sur.

 

1746

BEECH
BOOTH
CHAPMAN
ELLY
FOX
FOX, Adam - of Coplow Dale, Hope, miner, 18 Dec. 1745.
son Francis the dwelling or shop where he now lives;   wife Hannah the use of the rest of his cottage estate for her life which then goes to his son Adam along with the two new buildings (a shippon & a barn at the W. end of his dwelling house + the upper half of the garden);   wife Hannah the use of his personal estate for her life which is then to be divided among his 4 sons Francis, Godfrey, William & Adam;   son Godfrey the house where I know dwell + ½ the garden.
Witnesses: William ELLY?,   William FOX,   Wm BOOTH (or BEECH?)
Inventory: 20 Dec 1745 by John & Joseph CHAPMAN to the value of £17/13/4d.
Proved Bakewell 18 Apr 1746.

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1750

BLACKWELL
FURNISS
GREGORY
HEAWARD
FURNISS, Joseph - of Great Longstone, husbandman, 15 Aug 1744.
mentions son Joseph, youngest son Samuel, and "other sons".
Appraisers of Inventory: Davenport BLACKWELL,   John HEAWARD,   Thomas GREGORY, Jun 1750.
Probate granted 15 Oct 1750.

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1756

BLACKWELL
FLETCHER
FURNES
FURNISS
SELLARS
SKIDMORE
SYDDALL
WHITE
FURNISS, Samuell - of Eyam, yeoman, 4 May 1756.
Bequests to: son Thomas FURNISS - to have Stony Hill Close unless he died before age 21, in which case give this close to "my brother Joseph FURNISS".
Executrix and Executor: dear wife Alce FURNISS and brother Peter FURNISS - and asked to bring up Samuell's son Thomas "who is an infant".
Property bequests mention a freehold house adjoining Francis BLACKWELL's house and James SYDDALL's land.
Witnesses: Edw. SELLARS,   Simon SKIDMORE,   and James BLACKWELL.   Will signed with mark.
Proved at Chesterfield 27 Oct 1756 to Alice FURNES and Peter FURNES (joint  executors) before Thos. WHITE, Sur.  and Jno FLETCHER, n.p.

 

1756

BOOTH
CLAYTON
FROGATT
GEE
PREISTNALL
ROBINSON
FROGATT, Thomas - of Ridgetop, parish of Glossop, Yeoman, 30 Nov 1756.
Mentions sons John FROGATT, Benjamin, Thomas, William, Nathaniel;   daughters Ellen, Ann and Elizabeth;   also mentions grandson John, in same Item as son John.
Executors: Thomas BOOTH of Kinder, Yeoman,   and John GEE of Heafield, Tanner.
Witnesses: William PREISTNALL,   John ROBINSON,   and Samuel CLAYTON.

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1757

DICKEN
FURNES
FURNIS
HANCOCK
HOBSON
PARKER
TOWNDROW
WHITE
FURNES, Luke - of Littlewood in the parish of Norton, farmer, 12 Oct 1752.
Bequests to: daughter Hannah FURNIS;   son John FURNIS (also executor);   sons and daughters Matthew FURNIS, Luke FURNIS,   Sarah DICKEN,   Mary WHITE,   Martha HOBSON.
Son John FURNIS to provide for, and daughters Hannah FURNIS and Sarah DICKEN appointed trustees for their sister Elizabeth FURNIS.   Signed with X his mark.
Witnesses: Juliana PARKER,   John HANCOCK,   Henry TOWNDROW.
Inventory: 3 Dec 1756, totaled 15-13-0 in the house and 44-18-0 in the barn, for a grand total of 60-11-0;   estate appraised by John PARKER and Henry TOWNDROW.
Proved at Chesterfield 19 Oct 1757 before Thos. WHITE, surrogate, to  John FURNES, executor.

 

1758

BROOMHEAD
FROGGATT
GREGORY
ROYALES
TOMSON
FROGGATT, Thomas - of Calver co. Derby and parish of Bakewell, 29 May 1758.
weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory … as for my burial I desire it be decent at the discretion of my loving wife.
Joynt Executors: my brother Henry BROOMHEAD and my nephew Henry BROOMHEAD.
Bequests: to my beloved wife one cow and all my crop of corn and hay hencroching on Cocker Farm the paying of all rents on Cocker Farm due to Lady Day ???? that belongs to Cocker Farm and to receive all profits their belonging;   to my sister Eliz ROYALES £20 which lyes in her husbands hands;   to my sister Sarah TOMSON £20 to be paid every halfe year £1-5s. till all is paid … I leave my farm to my executors and all my stock and goods thereunto belonging they paying all my just debts and funeral expences (and) all my wearing aparel to my executors and all my husbandry gear that belonged to me before I ??? ????? (and) all the rest of household goods that stands in the house she now liveth and her one farm.   Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us under.
Witnesses: John GREGORY, Mary GREGORY.

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1759

BRADBURY
FROGGATT
GODDARD
KINDER
SIDEBOTTOM
WAGSTAFFE
FROGGATT, Nathaniel - of Heathfield [1] in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby, Cloath Maker, 16 Oct 1759.New
and then it is my mind and will that my household goods or implements belonging to my trade that remain unsold at my death etc. sole us of my son John FROGGATT till he atains the age of twenty one years. I leave to my sister in law Mary WAGSTAFFE of Bridgend the sum of ten pounds, if she be alive, but if she be dead I would have it go to my sister Ellen FROGGATT &c.;   I would have my sister Ellen FROGGATT have twenty pounds more of her share of the money, whatever it is than my brother William FROGGATT when divided;   I do nominate and appoint George WAGSTAFFE of Bridgend my father in law and my Uncle William GODDARD Vicar of Glossop to be executors.
Sealed signed published and declared in the presence of Samuel KINDER and Betty SIDEBOTTOM.
Items listed and appraised by William BRADBURY and George WAGSTAFFE.
Note: [1] This is Heathfield not Hayfield.

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1760

BROOMHEAD
CRUMP
FROGGATT
GREEN
HAWLEY
MARPLE
FROGGATT, William - of Calver co. Derby & parish of Bakewell (undated)
being week of body, perfect of memory I resine my soul to God and my body to the ground … I desire my debts to be paid and the rest of my substance I give to my wife Grace FROGGATT and to my son Henry FROGGATT (also) one house all belonging to it &c. and likewise a Lead Mine called Bright Side Grove … and if the Lead Mine sale £100 clear profit for the said Grace FROGGATT or Henry FROGGATT to give £20 to each of my daughters Rebecca GREEN (the wife of Henry GREEN), and Mary (the wife of Thomas HAWLEY) £20, and £10 to my daughter Grace (the wife of James CRUMP)
Executors: my wife the aforesaid Grace FROGGATT and my son Henry FROGGATT.  Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator himself.
Witnesses: Thomas MARPLE, Thomas BROOMHEAD, Sidney FROGGATT, Sidney FROGGATT.
Will proved 1760.

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1761

BOWMAN
BRADWELL
BURROWS
DUDDIN
FOX
HALL
IBBOTSON
MIDDLETON
WILD
FOX, Thomas - of Smalldale, Bradwell, Hope, miner, 21 May 1760.
wife Alice - use, during her life of their house + half his mining interests + 1 cow with standing for it in the barn & hay + the use of 2 crofts in Smalldale i.e. DUDDIN's & WILD's. She is to be provided with an income of 30/-p.a. by son Thomas, 10/-p.a. by son-in-law Robert BURROWS, 20/-p.a. by son-in-law Robert MIDDLETON & 10/-p.a. by son-in-law John BRADWELL;   the remainder of the estate not willed by him to be disposed of by her;   son Thomas £40 within a year of his (testator's) death, the house he now lives in until his mother's death & on her death he is to change houses with his sister Hannah & have the clock, the best bed & bedding, the long seat & the other half of the mining interests;   dtr Mary (wife of John BRADWELL) the house, barn & garden where they now live & the croft in Smalldale formerly called Firths garden;   dtr Martha (wife of Robert BURROWS) to be excused the debt of £50 they owe him;   dtr Jane (wife of Robert MIDDLETON) the house & shop in Smalldale where they now live;   dtr Hannah £30 + on her mothers death to change houses with her brother Thomas, to have the bed & bedding she now sleeps in, the chest, 1 large oval table, the large seat from the houseplace, room for a cow & its hay in the barn, the stone trough by Thomas's barn & the little building called the coalhouse.
Executors: wife Alice & William IBBOTSON. Witnsses: William FOX,   Ewd (x) BOWMAN,   Geo. HALL.
Probate at Lichfield 23 Feb 1761. Thomas b.1691? & d.1761.
Notes: Thomas voted in the election of 1735. There is a is a group of tombstones of this family to the N. side of the S. porch of Hope church but the dates on them do not always agree with the dates in the P.R. His family were baptised at Hope - Mary 1723 (mar 1744), Martha 1724, Thomas 1725, Jane 1728. Jane mar 1751 Robert MIDDLETON - he was a hatter.

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1762

ARCHER
CROOKE
EYRE
FROGGATT
MANDER
SIKES
FROGGATT, Thomas - of Calver i/t/p Bakewell co. Derby, Yeoman, 5 Apr 1760.
being week in body but of sound mind memory and understanding;   whereas I have provided as far as it is fit and convenient to me for my 3 daughters Mary the wife of John SIKES, Elizabeth the wife of Richard FROGGATT, and Sarah the wife of Walter FROGGATT by conveying to my said son in law Richard and his heirs a Croft in Calver aforesaid called the Malthouse Croft together with the Malthouse and all other my houses & buildings thereto adjoining in Calver aforesaid in consideration of £80 in such coveyances mentioned to be paid to me £40 part of wch I have given to Walter FROGGATT and for the remaining £40 I have taken bond from the said Richard and Walter FROGGATT payable to me … with interest for same after £4????? which £40 secured by such Bond intend as … provision for my daughter SIKES and her children … I value the premises so conveyed at £120 I do therefore in such conveyance the sum of £80 only;   I make the like provision of £40 for my daughter Sarah the wife of Walter FROGGATT;   and at any time after my descease through any unforseen defect in my right & title to grant & devise the said (premises) through any ???? disposition in my eldest son William FROGGATT my Will in that respect may be frustrated and made void and the said William FROGGATT recover possesion from the said Richard, then … my estate at Eyam shall amply make up to the said Richard FROGGATT such (and) in such case I do charge all my said Mesuages &c. in Eyam (which I do hereafter in this my Will to the said William) with the payment of the said sum of £120 to my said son in law Richard FROGGATT and (likewise) all such sums of money (Richard) may have expended or layout in improvement of said buildings &c. at Calver and of defending his title … and as touching the sum of £40 secured by the above Bond (the interest) shall be paid to my said daughter SIKES for life for her separate use and free of the debts control or demand of the said husband and after her descease the principal to be paid equally amongst her 5 children viz: John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Walter and Robert in £8 shares apiece at 21;   to my son William FROGGATT all my mesuges &c. in Eyam co. Derby subject to the debt and incumbances on same (and) the possesion of all that farm which I hold under John ARCHER Esq in Calver (and) 2 beds one in the parlour and the other in the further chamber with all the bedding used and belonging to the same marked with letters "W F", one old chest in the further chamber, one ovall table in the nearer chamber 4 oak high backed chairs in the parlour one hanging toasting iron six pewter plates;   to my son Thomas FROGGATT the possesion of the farms lying in Calver which I hold under Rowland EYRE Esq known by the name of Cockers Farm and the Woodland Farm and it is my express mind and will that if my son William shall at any time after my descease give any disturbances to my said son Thomas FROGGATT touching the possesion of the said farms and shall against (Thomas's) free consent get into possesion of them then Thomas to have the full sum of £80 issuing and arising out my said estate at Eyam devised to William, with interest from the time Thomas became dispossesed … and as touching the extrordinary case I have to secuze?? to my younger children the position I have thought fit to give them I declare the reasons therof to be the stubborn and undutiful corriage?? of (William) who seteth up a claim and protestation to all my estates and farms.
Sole Executor: my said son Thomas - he also to have R&R.  Signed sealed and declared by the Testator.
Witnesses: Geo CROOKE,   Benj FROGGATT,   John MANDER.
Will proved in 1762.

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1762

CLIFFE
FIELDING
FIELDSEND
GODDARD
SHEPPARD
WHITLE
FIELDING, John, the Elder of Hurst, Whitfield, Yeoman, 3 Nov 1760.
eldest son John FIELDING,   son in law Samuel FIELDSEND,   son Charles FIELDING*,   daughter Mary FIELDSEND*.
Witnesses: Wm. GODDARD,   John WHITLE.
Witnesses & appraiser of Inventory: Samuel CLIFFE.
Appraiser of Inventory: Robt SHEPPARD, 27 Nov 1762
Probate granted 18 Oct 1762.

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1763

BLACKWELL
CLARK
FURNESS
WHITE
FURNESS, Peter - of Eyam, yeoman, 25 Nov 1761.
wife Ellen and brother-in-law James BLACKWELL, yeoman, both o/t/p Eyam - to have the whole estate and appointed joint executors. They to pay debts &c. from the estate, raise the testator's children, and, after testator's wife's death, to divide estate equally amongst the children, excepting son Rich'd FURNESS, who was to be paid one shilling.   Signed X his mark and seale.
Witnesses: Thomas CLARK,   Robert BLACKWELL,   Joseph FURNESS X his mark.
Proved at Chesterfield 18 Oct 1763, to Ellen FURNESS (widow) and  James BLACKWELL, joint executors  before Thos. WHITE, sur.;  Jno. FLETCHER, apparently the notary public, also signed.

 

1767

DEE
EYAR
FLETCHER
FURNESS
FURNIS
SHAW
SUDELL
WHITE
FURNESS, Edward - of Foolow, innholder. (Ad)
granted to the deceased sons Matthew FURNIS innholder, and Edward FURNIS, gentleman (both sign) at Chesterfield 7 May 1767 before the Reverend Thomas WHITE, clerk surrogate, and Jno. FLETCHER (probably n.p.) as the said deceased had been dead over 14 days and had died intestate.   The sons appeared personally along with Mr. John DEE, gent., and signed other documents.
Witness: Edwd. Burstem SUDELL (surname(s) hard to read), n.p.
The deceased's widow, Sarah FURNIS (X, her mark and seal), had renounced her rights to be administratrix on 7 May 1767 - witnesses Francis EYAR,   Henry SHAW.

 

1768

ELLIOTT
FLETCHER
FROST
LEARCROFT
SHALLCROSS
SMALBROKE
WOODHOUSE
WYLDE
FROST, William - Miner, of Middleton by Wirksworth, 8 Jan 1768. (Ad)
The widow Mary FROST renounces all rights &ampc;   and desires administration be granted to Isaac FROST son of the deceased,   appoints John FLETCHER Esq. one of the proctors of the Bishops CC of Lichfield, giving power to him to appear before a judge and renounce on her behalf, signed 18 Dec 1767.
Witnesses: James ELLIOTT,   Philip SHALLCROSS.
Hearing held at Lichfield 26 Dec 1767. Son Isaac FROST of Middleton by Wirksworth, farmer bound to administer, with James ELLIOTT, miner of the same place, and Richard WOODHOUSE, innholder of Wirksworth as fellow bond holders(?) of £100 to Richard SMALBROKE, Doctor of Laws, Vicar General of Diocese of Lichfield + Coventry 8 Jan 1768.
Witnesses: Robert WYLDE, Robert LEARCROFT.

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1768

EATON
FURNESS
FURNISS
HAND
KEBALL
MASON
NALL
REBALL
SMALBROKE
SOUTHERN
WHITE
WINGFIELD
FURNESS, John - of Foolow, i/t/p Eayme, co. Derby, husbandman, 14 Apr 1768.
Testator died at Foolow, per probate documents.
Bequests to: dear and love-ing wife Anne FURNESS;   daughter Elizabeth SOUTHERN;   daughter Martha FURNESS;   grandchild Anne NALL (daughter of his late daughter Anne NALL, late of Chesterfield);   son Matthew FURNISS - rest of estate and sole executor.   Signed with surname rendered "FURNISS" and with seal.
Witnesses: Robert KEBALL or REBALL (?);   Fran. MASON,   John EATON.
Proved at Chesterfield 15 Dec 1768 before the Rev. Thomas WHITE, clerk,  A.M., surrogate, to Matthew FURNISS, innkeeper (son and sole executor)
Matthew gave a bond to Richard SMALBROKE, Chancellor of Lichfield; he and George WINGFIELD of Lichfield, appraiser (both sign, with seals), before Geo. HAND junr., n.p., but no inventory document or total has survived.

 

1768

FLETCHER
FURNESE
FURNISS
MELLAM
NALL
SOUTHERN
WEBSTER
WHITE
FURNESE, Matthew - of Foolow, co. Derby, husbandman, 2 Nov 1768.
Bequests to: sister Martha FURNESE;   niece Ann NALL (daughter of his late sister Ann NALL);   rest of estate left to sisters Elizabeth SOUTHERN and Martha FURNESE.
Sole Executor: couzin Matthew FURNISS of Foolow innkeeper.   Signed with mark like an upside down capital V and sealed.
Witnesses: William MELLAM;   Rd. WEBSTER junr.
Proved at Chesterfield 15 Dec 1768 to Matthew FURNISS (sole executor) before  Thos. WHITE, sur., and  Jno. FLETCHER (n.p.?)

 

1769

FLETCHER
FURNIS
GREGORY
HALLAM
LONGSDON
ROWLAND
SHARP
WEBSTER
WHITE
FURNIS, Matthew - of Stoney Middleton, i/t/p Eyam, husbandman, 9 Aug 1769.
Executors & Administrators: my brother Martin FURNIS and my brother-in-law Francis HALLAM - all my personal estate, upon trust that they, or the survivor 1) provide for my two sons Septimus and Mathias;   2) pay interest &c. of my personal estate to my wife Ann and my son William FURNIS, William also to have "one moiety or full half part";   3) my daughter Ann ROWLAND to be paid Five Pounds Sterling out of the other moiety or half part;   4) the rest between sons Septimus and Mathias "share and share alike". Signed by Matthew FURNIS with his mark.
Witnesses: Benjamin SHARP;   Rd WEBSTER, Jr.
Inventory by: Thos. LONGSDON and Thos. GREGORY, 21 Aug 1769;   Total: 226-9-0, household goods.
Proved at Chestefield 12 Oct 1769; to both execs by Thos. WHITE, surrogate.
Jno. FLETCHER also signs without specific referent.
Matthew m. Ann HALLAM at Peak Forest 20 Jul 1731. They are known (from PR entries) to have had other children besides those named in this Will.

 

1770

BAGGALEY
BERRY
COOKE
FFROGGATT
GIFFORD
HIGGINS
INGE
MAYBENT
OLIVER
SIMPSON
FFROGGATT, Thomas - o/t/p St Mary le bone co. London, 15 Sep 1770.
I desire to be decently buried in a leaden coffin in my own vault in the burying ground belonging to the said Parish of St Mary le bone and to have 4 mourning coaches and a hearse to attend my funeral and I desire that there may be 4 horses to draw the hearse and 4 horses to each of the said coaches and … a Superscription or Epitaph to be written on a pannell on the south side of said vault in the same manner as that of my late wife … I give and devise and that my freehold messuage &c. and 2 cottages & gardens (with tenantes) i/t/p Heyes co. Middlesex which I lately purchased of Mr Robert MAYBENT and also my other freehold estate &c. at Heyes lately purchased of the executor of the late George COOKE Esquire deceased to my nephew Thomas FFROGGATT son of my brother Benjamin FFROGGATT (also) all my leasehold messuages &c. in co. Middlesex or elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great Britain to hold &c. during the several terms of years which I have … (also) all my stock in trade, utensils and implements belonging to my business together with all my books of account and also all debts &c. owing to me at the time of my decease and all my household goods and furniture &c. (also) my family vault situate in the best burying ground belonging to said parish of St Mary le bone and I direct that my said nephew Thomas FFROGGATT shall pay (out of my personal estate hereby bequeathed) to my brother John FFROGGATT £10pa. clear of all conditions for life;   to my said brother John FFROGGATT £5 over and above said annuity;   to my brother Rowland FFROGGATT £50, and to my nephew Thomas FFROGGATT (son of said brother Rowland FFROGGATT) £50;   to my sister Ann £40;   to each of the children of my late sister Sarah deceased £50 a piece;   to my nephew Anthony FFROGGATT (son of my brother William) £100 but in case he shall not be living at the time of my decease the said £100 equally divided amongst his children;   to my sister Grace BAGGALEY £40 and to James and Deborah BAGGALEY (her son and daughter) £40 apiece;   to my niece Ann FFROGGATT (daughter of my brother William) £50;   to my nephews Thomas FFROGGATT and Richard FFROGGATT (sons of my brother John) £100 apiece and to my niece Elizabeth FFROGGATT (daughter of my brother John) £30;   to my nephews Richard, Samuel and Walter (sons of my brother Benjamin FF[R]OGGATT) each £250;   to my niece Ann OLIVER (daughter of my said sister Ann) £100 and to my nephews Richard OLIVER and John OLIVER (sons of my said sister Ann) £40 apiece and to my nephew Matthew OLIVER (son of my said sister Ann) £60;   to my niece Sarah OLIVER (daughter of my said sister Ann) £50;   to Mary BERRY my maid servant £250 in case she should be living with me at the time of my decease and not otherwise.
Executor: my said nephew Thomas FFROGGATT (son of my said brother Benjamin) he also to have R&R of my personal estate after payment of several legacies, death and funeral expenses &c. The Mark of Thomas FFROGGATT.
Witnesses: Wm INGE,   Tho GIFFORD,   W HIGGINS.
Proved at London 25 Sep 1770 before ___ SIMPSON LLD (PCC) by the oath of  Thomas FFROGGATT nephew of the deceased.

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1773

ASHTON
ASHWORTH
BAND
COLLIER
CONWAY
FULLALOVE
HARROP
HEAWARD
HILL
KERSHAW
LAWTON
STEAD
FULLALOVE, Stephen, Parish Clerk of Mottram in Longdendale, 27 Feb 1769.
wife Mary FULLALOVE*,   son Stephen FULLALOVE,   son William FULLALOVE*,   tenants John CONWAY &   John BAND;   holder of estate in Hattersley John COLLIER;   daughters Sarah ASHTON,   Ann HARROP,   Mary ASHWORTH (deceased),   Ellen HEAWARD,   Ales LAWTON;   grandchildren John & Thomas ASHWORTH,   sons in law Samuel ASHTON;   James HARROP of Ashton under Line, Shopkeeper;   John HEAWARD,   Jervas LAWTON.
Witnesses: Nicholas HILL;   John CONWAY.
Witnesses to Renunciation: Thos STEAD,   James KERSHAW, 25 Sep 1773
Probate granted 25 Sep 1773  Estate above 40 pounds.

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1779

ELLIOTT
EYRE
FOX
MORTON
THORPE
FOX, Thomas - of Marebottom, Hope, 5 Jun 1771.
children Mary wife of Christopher ELLIOTT 1/-;   Elizabeth wife of Rowland EYRE 1/-;   Millicent wife of Jacob THORPE 1/-;   Ann wife of Joseph MORTON 1/-;   Martha £30;   wife Mary maintainance with son, George, or if she thinks fit a separate parlour, bed & bedding + 5/-p.a. in lieu of her thirds;   son George to inherit his tenants rights (he also exec).
Witnesses: Geo: EYRE,   Thos: EYRE.
Proved Bakewell 23 Apr 1779.

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1779

BATTER
FARMER
FOWLER
MORRIS
FARMER, John - of Etwall, yeoman, 15 Dec. 1778.
wife £10p.a. for life from the estate at Etwall in lieu of her 1/3rds or dower;   eldest son John £6p.a. out of Etwall;   son Thomas the rights, claims & titles of his wife (he also exec);   dtr Mary £50;   dtr Elizabeth £50.
Witnessess: John FOWLER,   Thos: MORRIS,   Robt: BATTER.
Proved Lichfield 4 Aug 1779.

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1781

BLACKWELL
DRABLE
EATON
FURNIS
FURNISS
MERRILL
WHITE
FURNISS, Peter - of Eyam, husbandman, 10 May 1779.
Bequests to: son-in-law Francis DRABLE[1] and his sons Francis, Robert, and Peter DRABLE;   and daughters Elizabeth, Deborah, Rebecca, and Mary DRABLE.
Sole Executor: testator's son Peter FURNIS - left the rest of the estate.   (Signed) a sideways straight line, his mark, and sealed, with
Witnesses: John EATON,   Peter MERRILL,   and Robert BLACKWELL.
Proved at Chesterfield 2 May 1781 to Peter FURNISS the younger  before Thos. WHITE, sur. Estate valued at under £20.
Note: [1] Francis DRABLE married Rebecca FURNISS at Eyam 10 Aug 1758.

 

1785

FLETCHER
FURNIS
FURNISS
GARRISON
WAIN
WHEELDON
FURNISS, Joseph - of Great Longstone, husbandman, 13 Jan 1785.
wife Elizabeth;   sons William FURNISS and Joseph FURNISS;   daughters Ann FLETCHER,   Mary GARRISON,   Elizabeth FURNISS and Martha FURNISS;   brother Martin FURNISS (also exec.)
Witnesses: Lawc. WAIN,   Martin FURNIS,   John WHEELDON.

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1786

ALLPORT
CLIFF
DEARNALEY
FIELDING
ROBERTS
FIELDING, Charles, of Glossop, Yeoman. (Ad)
father Samuel FIELDING,   brother William FIELDING* of Glossop, Clothier,   with other administrators Samuel DEARNALEY* of the parish of Glossop,   Cotton manufacturer &   Charles ALLPORT* of Lowerfold, co. Chester?, Yeoman.
Witnesses to Renunciation: William CLIFF,   Geo ROBERTS, 8 Jun 1786
Admin. granted 28 Jun 1786.

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1786

BARBER
BUCKERIDGE
CHAPMAN
DORE
FARRAR
FURNISE
FURNISS
JACKSON
KIRK
FURNISE, Matthew - late of Eyam co. Derby, bachelor, deceased. (Ad)
Died upwards of 14 days ago intestate without father or mother living, was granted at Lichfield on 16 Oct 1786 before Charles BUCKERIDGE, clerk, M.A., surrogate, to Edward FURNISS o/t/p Eyam yeoman, brother of said deceased (who) paid a commission to Richard CHAPMAN, John FARRAR, and Matthew BARBER, clerks.
Witness: Theofs (Theophilus?, or else a badly written Thos?) JACKSON.   Benjamin KIRK o/t/p Hope, yeoman, and John DORE, also appeared and further documents were issued on 20 Oct 1786, before W. JACKSON, n.p.

 

1787

BRADWELL
COULSON
FOX
SLINN
WILKIN
FOX, Elizabeth - of Offerton, Hope, widow, 5 July 1786.
sister Ann COULSON bed & bedding china & silver spoons;   niece Mary BRADWELL, dtr of brother William bed & bedding;   sisters-in-law Ann & Elizabeth BRADWELL china;   brother William BRADWELL residue of estate & sole exec.
Witnesses: Wm WILKIN,   Thomas SLINN.
Probate 27 Apr 1787.

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1788

BAILEY
FLINT
FURNISS
GARRETT
GREGORY
HILL
HODGSKINSON
SHELDON
WAGER
WAIN
FURNISS, Martin - of Great Longstone, parish of Bakewell, carpenter, 11 Oct 1786. Died Mar 1787.
son Peter FURNISS and his two sons (Martin FURNISS and Matthew FURNISS);   son Martin FURNISS and his two sons (James FURNISS and Martin FURNISS);   daughter Mary GARRETT;   daughter Barbara BAILEY;   two children of my daughter Martha SHELDON;   daughter Sarah GREGORY;   children of my daughter Ann HODGSKINSON;   woman servant Sara FLINT;   land and property in Ashton, Little Longstone, Eyam.
Executors: sons Peter and Martin FURNISS.
Witnesses: Lawc. WAIN,   Thomas WAGER,   Thomas HILL.
Probate granted Apr 1788.

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1791

?WIPNIE
BOWER
FROGGATT
MOSELEY
STORRS
TOWNSEND
FROGGATT, John - of Stoney Middleton i/t/p Hathersage co. Derby, Innkeeper, 3 Jul 1789.
to my son John FROGGATT £40 at 21;   to my son Joseph FROGGATT £60 applied to his use by my execs in the manner following - not exceeding £20 towards placing out (as) apprentice when he shall attain a fit age, and the residue at 21;   to my dear and loving wife Hannah FROGGATT all my messuages &c. for life and after her death the same to my son Thomas FROGGATT;   all R&R (Cattle Chattels Furniture Stock in Trade Plate Linnen Books Book Debts Mortgages Bonds, money out at interest and interest from messuages farms &c) to my wife for life, she maintaining my said sons Joseph John and Thomas with proper and sufficient meat drink washing lodging clothing &c. and with such proper school education as my much esteemed and great friend John STORRS of Wigley shall think fit until Joseph is apprenticed & with clothing until 21.
Executor & Executrix: my friend John STORRS of Wigley, and my wife;   after her death my said personal property equally shared amongst my 3 sons.
Witnesses: Joshua TOWNSEND,   William MOSELEY,   Wm. BOWER.
Proved at London 22 Jan 1791 (PCC) before Sr William ?WIPNIE Knt,  Dr of Laws - execs as named.

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1793

BROWN
FOX
SHOOTER
FOX, Joseph - of Harstoft, Hault Hucknall, Derby, 29 Jul 1793.
Sole Executor: son Samuel FOX.
Mentions: wife Elizabeth FOX, daughter Ann FOX;   land at North Wingfield known as Harstoft Moore.
Witnesses: John BROWN senior,   John BROWN junior,   & John SHOOTER.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1798

FARMER
GISBOURNE
GOODWIN
MARSDEN
MICOCK
NEWTON
ROBERTS
WARD
FARMER, John - of Flagg, Bakewell, farmer, 14 Mar 1797.
son John £10;   dtr Elizabeth MARSDEN £5;   dtr Sarah £10, clock, cupboard, 2 beds & bedding;   dtr Hannah GOODWIN £10;   the farm at Flagg rented from Thomas GISBOURNE between his sons Benjamin & Francis. They must provide their mother with 2/- per week.
Executors: son Francis & Solomon MICOCK.
Witnesses: John NEWTON,   Matthew ROBERTS &   Dorothy WARD.
Proved Bakewell 12 Jun 1798.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1798

FOX
GREAVES
FOX, George - of Marebotam, Hope, farmer, 21 Jul 1796.
son Deuce £60, son George £60, dtr Mary £35, dtr Betty £35, dtr Ellen £35, dtr Martha £35, dtr Ann £35;   wife Ellen to be maintained by son Thomas & paid 5/-p.a. in lieu of her thirds;   son Thomas to inherit tenant rights etc. he also exec.
Witnesses: John GREAVES,   Martha GREAVES.
Proved Bakewell 18 Oct 1798.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1799

FIDLER
FIDLER, John - of Chesterfield, wheelwright and carpenter, 16 Oct 1799.
Mentions: his wife Ann, sons John, James, Thomas, Joseph and daughter Ann.

 

1800

FIELDING
HEGGINBOTTOM
MELLOR
MILNE
OGDEN
ROBERTS
WOOD
FIELDING, John, of Hadfield late of Whitfield, Yeoman, 26 Sep 1799.
wife Sarah FIELDING,   sons Robert, Charles & Jeremy FIELDING;   daughters Peggy OGDEN,   Betty HEGGINBOTTOM;   grandchildren John FIELDING,   Richard MILNE,   John, Betty, Sarah & Jeremy FIELDING,   late son William FIELDING;   grandson Richard MILNE,   late daughter Mally MILNE.
Trustees: friend Joseph MELLOR* of Ashton under Lyne, Gentleman,   son in law Jonathan OGDEN* of Alt Hill in Ashton under Lyne &   son in law William HEGGINBOTTOM* of Ashton under Lyne. Cotton Manufacturer.
Witnesses: James WOOD,   Peter WOOD,   Geo ROBERTS.
Probate granted 25 Feb 1800  Estate valued at under £300.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1800

BARBER
BARKER
BRADWELL
CHEETHAM
EYRE
FOX
MIDDLETON
MORTON
SOMERSET
WALKER
FOX, Thomas - of Smalldale, Bradwell, Hope, miner, 24 Sep 1798.
he names his wife Mary[1] to go on living in his house & have ½ his mining shares for her life;   his daughter-in-law Mary[2] is to go on living in this same house[3] while she remains a widow;   his son Sam's children - Thomas, George, Ann (Nanny), Hannah & Mally are to be provided for out of the other 1/2 of his mining shares;   g/son Henry EYRE.
Executors: Thomas SOMERSET (his son-in-law),   John MIDDLETON of Smalldale,   Benjamin BARBER of Bradwell, shopkeeper.
Witnesses: Thos. MORTON, Isaac CHEETHAM & Rachel BARKER.
Codicil 1: 28 Dec 1798 is witnessed by Wm. FOX & Thos BRADWELL and introduces another son-in-law Thomas EYRE.
Codicil 2: 23 Oct 1799 is witnessed by Wm. FOX & Ann (X) WALKER.
Proved at Bakewell 17 Oct 1800.
Notes: [1] His wife Mary was nee CHEETHAM and they married in 1751.
[2] She was known as Mally (not Molly) which is usual in Hope P.R.
[3] This could be the house now called Lilygarth.
Further Information: Thomas voted in the election of 1768.
Tragedy had entered Thomas's life when his son Samuel had died in 1798 aged 33 leaving a widow & 5 young children. I have failed so far to find out anything about this death but I do not think it was a mining accident because this family has young male deaths in suceeding generations. Perhaps Tom was not as provident as his father (see his Will 23 Feb 1761) or more volatile because he seems to struggle with the situation. He makes a will but adds two codicils. He is obviously trying to provide for Sam's family & seems to end up tying up the family resources for years to come.

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1801

FIDLER
FIDLER, James - carpenter, 23 Apr 1801.
Mentions: brother John, nephew James (son of brother John), niece Mary (daughter of brother John), sister Ann, mother Ann.

 

1802

BROOMHEAD
DENT
FROGGATT
FROST
GREGORY
SAVAGE
FROGGATT, Richard - of Calver i/t/p Bakewell co. Derby, Yeoman, 25 Feb 1802.
weak of body but of sound and disposing mind, memory & understanding;   to my son John FROGGATT all that mesuage &c. where he now lives in Calver aforesaid as also a small Croft called the Malthouse Croft adjoining to the same except such part of it … as shall hereinafter be disposed of …   on condition he pay the mortgage theron (£63) out of the said estate (also) a pew on the north side of Baslow Church;   to my son Thomas FROGGATT all that mesuage &c. where he now lives, situate in the Malthouse Croft aforesaid and herein not disposed of (also) the mesuage &c. adjoining to the same with lands hereditaments and premises &c. (also) 2 sittings in a long seat behind the Pulpit in Baslow Church;   to my daughter Ann SAVAGE £15;   to my daughter Martha DENT £10 - which said legacies shall be paid 12 months next after my descease;   to my grandaughters Elizabeth and Ann GREGORY (daughters of my late daughter Elizabeth GREGORY desceased) £5 each at 21 or on days or day of marriage which shall first happen;  
Sole Executor: my said son Richard, he also to get R&R.  Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator.
Witnesses: Matthew FROST,   William BROOMHEAD,   William FROGGATT.

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1804

BROCKLEHURST
FIELDSEND
THORNHILL
FIELDSEND, Margaret, of Glossop, Spinster. Died Nov 1803. (Ad)
father Joseph FIELDSEND*, Farmer,   with other administrators John BROCKLEHURST*, Farmer &   Joseph THORNHILL*, Shopkeeper.
Admin. granted 20 Feb 1804  Estate was under £40.

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1806

ELLIS
EYRE
FOX
SOMERSET
FOX, Mary - of Smalldale, Bradwell, Hope, widow. (Ad)
Admin granted to her daughters Hannah EYRE, widow & Rachel SOMERSET, wife of Thomas SOMERSET, wheelright, at Bakewell 25 Apr 1806. Value less than £200.
Witnesses: Ann(X) EYRE,   Thomas SOMERSET,   John ELLIS.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1808

FIDLER
HAYWOOD
FIDLER, James - of Wingerworth, 21 Apr 1808.
leaves property to brother in law Thomas HAYWOOD.

 

1808

CHAPMAN
FURNISS
MORTON
NEWTON
PURSGLOVE
SHELDON
FURNISS, Peter - of Pilsley i/t/p Edensor, yeoman, 4 Jun 1807. Died 24 Sep 1808.
Bequests to: dear wife Mary - profits from estates situate in Great Longstone, Ingmanthorpe i/t/p Brampton, Eyam, and elsewhere co. Derby;   sons Matthew FURNISS and Peter FURNISS;   daughter Mary wife of Benjamin SHELDON;   sons Matthew and Martin - "the trees Bark and Underwood now standing upon my Spring Wood situated in Ingmanthorpe";   four daughters Ann, Barbara, Mary, and Alice.
Joint Executors: Matthew FURNISS and Peter FURNISS - rest of estate.
Testator requests his landlord to "let my son occupy the farms I now hold of His Grace".
Overseer: son-in-law Thomas PURSGLOVE.   Testator signs, with
Witnesses: Jsa. NEWTON;   John SHELDON junr.;   John MORTON.
Proved 13 Oct 1808 at Lichfield before Richard CHAPMAN, Commr., estate less  than £300, to sons Matthew FURNISS and Peter FURNISS.

 

1808

COOK
FURNISS
GARLICK
FURNISS, William - of Rowsley, miner, 14 Oct 1808.
brother Martin FURNISS of Eyam;   nephew John FURNISS of Sheffield;   Ann GARLICK of Rowsley;   two nephews George and Thomas (sons of Martin FURNISS).
Executors: Ann GARLICK and Dorothy COOK.

Contact: LGPBEV

 

1808

CHAPMAN
COOK
FURNISS
GARLICK
SAVILL
YOUNG
FURNISS, William - of Lowsley i/t/p Longston co. Derby, miner, 16 Dec 1807.
Bequests to: my brother Martin FURNISS i/t/p Eyam;   nephew John FURNISS, cordwainer in Sheffield co. York (son of my brother Martin FURNISS).
The rest of the estate left to Ann GARLICK of "Lowsley" i/t/p Longston co. Derby, and after her death estate to be divided between my two nephews Thomas FURNISS and George FURNISS (sons of my above-named brother Martin FURNISS)
Executrixes: Ann GARLICK above and Dorathy COOK i/t/p Tideswell co. Derby.   Signs as "forniss".
Witnesses: William YOUNG and Thomas SAVILL.
Proved at Bakewell 14 Oct 1808 to Dorothy COOK (the surviving executrix)  before Richard CHAPMAN, surrogate.

 

1809

FIELDING
HALLBROOCK
HOWE
ROBINSON
FIELDING, William, of Hurst, Glossop, Yeoman, 14 Jun 1809. Died 17 Jun 1809.
daughter Peggy FIELDING,   sons Samuel & John FIELDING.
Trustees: brothers Samuel FIELDING* of Hurst, Yeoman &   Joseph FIELDING* of Glossop, Schoolmaster.
Witnesses: John ROBINSON,   Hannah HALLBROOCK,   Chris HOWE.
Probate granted 16 Aug 1809  Estate under £100.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1810

EYRE
FLUTE
FROGGATT
FROST
FROGGATT, Walter - of Calver i/t/p Bakewell co. Derby, Butcher, 27 Sep 1810.
of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding;   to my daughter in law Frances FROGGATT (widow of my late son Thomas) all and singular of whatsoever kind … at the time of my desease after paying my just debts …   for her kind attention paid to me, and … to bring up the 3 children she is left with by my late son Thomas FROGGATT, also recommend to my worthy landlord Francis EYRE Esq to accept of my said daughter in law Frances FROGGATT as tenant to the house and lands I rent.
Sole Executor: Mr John FLUTE of Janey Gate co. Derby.  Signed and sealed by the testator, with:
Witnesses: Matthew FROST jnr, John FROST.

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1813

FOX
GREAVES
FOX, Thomas - of Westend, Hope, farmer, 21 May 1807.
wife Esther;   dtrs Mary, Esther, Ann, Sukey & Milly £50 each;   sons John & Emmanuel £100 each - the above to be paid within 12 months of his death;   dtrs Hannah, Betty £50 each;   sons George, Vincent & Rowland £100 each - the above to be paid after his wife's death if they are 21;   eldest son Thomas to provide victuals & houseroom for Esther & to inherit his fathers share of the estate at Holdsworth, Bradfield at Esther's death or remarriage & the tenantrights to Westend with goods & chattels.
Sole Executor: son Thomas but if he dies son John.
Witnesses: Mary GREAVES, Charlotte GREAVES & Charles GREAVES.
Proved Hope 21 Jun 1813.

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1813

FROGGATT
HILL
MARPLE
MILLINGTON
FROGGATT, Samuel - of Moor-side in the Township of Baslow, farmer, 26 Jun 1813.
"to be decently and privately buried in my Family burial ground".
eldest son Samuel FROGGATT - one shilling;   son Thomas FROGGATT - 20s. annually and a homestead at the Moor-side when he is out of employ;   son Edward FROGGATT - £20;   daughters Elizabeth, Ann, Hannah and Martha - £20 apiece;   grandchildren Benjamin and Robert (sons of my son Jason) - £10 apiece at 21;   grandson Samuel MILLINGTON - £20 at 21.
Sole Executor: son Hezekiah FROGGATT - to have the rest and I request my landlord the Duke of Rutland to admit him tenant for the farm I hold of him.
Witnesses: George MARPLE, Baslow;   (and another of) Bakewell.
Codicil: 2 Jul 1813. Son Samuel to have £10 rather than one shilling(!)
Witnesses: George MARPLE,   William HILL(X).

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1813

BRETNOR
COOPER
FIELDING
KELSALL
RATCLIFF
FIELDING, John, of Hollingworth, Mottram, 1 Mar 1813. Died 8 Apr 1813.
wife Hannah FIELDING,   children Jerey, James, Ellen & Jane FIELDING;   brother in law William RATCLIFF* of Whitfield, Glossop.
Witnesses: Henry KELSALL,   William BRETNOR,   Joseph COOPER.
Probate granted 21 Jul 1813  Estate sworn to be under £450.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1814

FIELDING
HARDY
RIX
WHITTINGHAM
WINSTANLEY
FIELDING, William, of Stockport, Innkeeper, 13 Jan 1814. Died 10 Jun 1814.
landlord of the Waggon and Horses in Edward Street &   Ridgeway lane, Stockport;   wife Fanny otherwise Frances FIELDING*;   friend & executor Thomas RIX* of Stockport, Machine maker.
Witnesses: John WHITTINGHAM,   Tho WINSTANLEY,   William HARDY.
Probate granted 21 Jun 1814  Estate sworn to be under £200.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1814

FURNESS
HALLAM
HARGRAVE
IBBOTSON
RADFORD
FURNESS, Septimus - of Stoney Middleton, Gentleman, 10 Feb 1814. Died 14 Mar 1814.
son Joseph FURNESS - 50£ half a year after my death;   son James FURNESS - freehold lands, &c. bakehouse, bulk of real and personal estate after legacy to son Joseph and payment of debts.
Executors: son James FURNESS and brother Matthias FURNESS. Signed by Septimus FURNESS.
Witnesses: C(?) HARGRAVE,   Alex. RADFORD, and Benjn. HALLAM.
Proved 21 Oct 1814 at Hope by John IBBOTSON, surrogate,  to James FURNESS of SM, par. of Eyam, dealer in lead, exec;  a power reserved also for Matthias FURNESS of  Sheffield, grocer. Personal estate <100£.
Note on side of document says: Lich. 25 Oct 1814 T Septimus FURNESS de Stoney Middleton.

 

1814

DEARNALEY
FIELDING
HOWARD
HOWE
POTTS
ROBINSON
FIELDING, James, of Whitfield, farmer, 18 Aug 1806. Died 22 Feb 1814.
husband of niece Thomas POTTS* of the Parish of Glossop, Baker;   nephews John FIELDING* (who died before the testator),   Ossawell HOWARD* of Staley in the Parish of Mottram, Clothier;   nephews James & Charles FIELDING,   James, William & John HOWARD;   nieces Sarah POTTS,   Peggy FIELDING,   Ellen & Jane ROBINSON.
Witnesses: Samuel DEARNALEY,   Chris HOWE.
Probate granted 10 Nov 1814  Estate valued at under £1000.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1817

BOAM
FURNESS
HATFIELD
IBBOTSON
WATSON
FURNESS, Matthew - of Rowsley co. Derby, labourer, co. Derby, 6 Mar 1817.
Bequests to: son Mile FURNESS (and) other 3 children;   son-in-law George HATFIELD[1].   Will also mentions the testator's (presumably second) wife Hannah HATFIELD.   X his mark.
Witnesses: Joseph BOAM;   Jas. WATSON.
Proved at Bakewell 25 Apr 1817 to George HATFIELD, labourer of Bakewell,  (the executor by implication) he being duly sworn before John IBBOTSON,  surrogate. Estate valued under £100.
Transcriber's Note: [1] George HATFIELD was presumably the testator's stepson, not his daughter's husband.

 

1819

BENNETT
COOPER
DEARNALEY
FIELDING
TAYLOR
FIELDING, Charles, of Whitfield, Yeoman, 8 Jan 1819. Died 23 Jan 1819.
daughters Betty TAYLOR of Stockport, Widow,   Mary COOPER,   Esther FIELDING,   wife Ann FIELDING*,   son in law Joseph COOPER* of Whitfield, Cotton Spinner;   sons Joseph & William FIELDING.
Witnesses: John BENNETT,   John DEARNALEY.
Probate granted 23 Jun 1819  Estate valued at under £300.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1819

BARKER
FROST
FURNESS
FURNISS
HALLAM
FURNISS, John - of Calver i/t/p Bakewell co. Derby, cordwainer, 9 Dec 1816.
Bequests to: father Jno. FURNISS (and appointed executor). "£100 of the estate I have in the hands of the Trustees of a certain turnpike road leading from Sparrow Pit in the said county of Derby to Little Sheffield in the county of York with all interest that may be due and arising from the said £100".   Signs.
Witnesses: Mattw. FROST jr.,   Adam HALLAM (X his mark)
Proved at Bakewell 25 Jun 1819 to John FURNESS of Calver,  labourer (X his mark), estate less than £100, before John BARKER, Comr.
At the bottom of the document a note also says "Probated at Lichfield 5 Jul 1819".

 

1820

FOX
FOX, Ellen - 1820. (Ad)
Admin to Deuce FOX for his mother's estate 21 Apr 1820. Woodlands, Hope.

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1820

BAGSHAW
ELLIS
FOX
HOW
MIDDLETON
FOX, William - of Hazelbadge, miner, 21 Dec 1819.
wife Sarah who retains control of his estate, while she wishes, including his 1/3 of the mine called Foxes Venture & the farm stock;   reputed son Joseph MIDDLETON, son William to share land;   dtrs Grace who may keep hens ducks & geese in the yard, £40;   Mary the wife of William HOW £50;   Sarah 1/- because she has already had more than her share.
Executors: Sarah & his sons.
Witnesses: George (X) MIDDLETON,   George BAGSHAW,   Elias MIDDLETON &   John ELLIS.
Proved Bakewell 21 Apr 1820.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1820

BRADSHAW
BUCKERIDGE
FURNESS
HADIFELD
RIPPON
UNWIN
FURNESS, Samuel - of Eyam co. Derby, farmer and yeoman, 14 Oct 1819. Died 18 Oct 1819.
All real and personal estate was left to dear wife Margaret FURNESS and my brother in law John BRADSHAW of Ashover, yeoman, co. Derby,   and they made joint executors.   After wife's death, estate to be divided equally "among my surviving children."   Signed, with a very faint seal.
Witnesses: Samuel UNWIN,   John RIPPON,   Joseph HADIFELD.
Proved at Chesterfield 26 Apr 1820 to Margaret FURNESS of Eyam (widow) and  John BRADSHAW of Ashover, farmer;  before Chars. BUCKERIDGE, surrogate.  Estate valued at less than £100.
Oaths were sworn by the executors on 20 Apr 1820. The document has "46 words" written on it.

 

1820

BARKER
BROOME
BULLIMORE
CARR
COLMAN
FROGGATT
GREATRIX
HARRISON
FROGGATT, James - of the City of London, Broker, 4 Feb 1818.
to my dear wife Alice FROGGATT - all my freehold and personal property … …   China for sole use and benefit of herself and children for the best means of clothing and educating of them, and on her death the residue if any divided equally amongst my children.
Exeuctors & Executrix: my two … … friends Mr William BARKER wine merchant Bishopgate London and Mr William CARR of Vauxhall co. Surrey;   and my dear wife Alice FROGGATT, and "if circumstances urgent may occur to raise a Sale or Sales … giving them full power to sell my property to the best advantage at any price they may best judge".
Witnesses: Richard HARRISON, 27 Hampton Street Walworth,   Humphrey BROOME, 16 Hampton Street Walworth,   Alexander COLMAN, 20 Hampton Street.
Proved at London 26 Apr 1820 before the Worshipful Joseph BULLIMORE Dr of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Alice GREATRIX heretofore FROGGATT wife of William GREATRIX Esquire the relict … to whom administration was granted being first sworn duly to administer power reserved to William BARKER and William CARR the other executors.
Note: James was descended from the Baslow FROGGATTs.

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1820

ALLEN
DAUBNEY
FIDLER
FIDLER, Joseph Allen - of Chesterfield, late of Ould Farm Tapton, 21 Aug 1820.
Leaves to aunt Fanny FIDLER (my mother's sister) - part of property bequeathed to me by William ALLEN of Dale House, Ashover deceased in 1796;   uncle John FIDLER (my mother's brother, now deceased) who did live in Woolley Moor, parish of Morton - to his sons and daughters. And his cousin Sibella DAUBNEY (my mother's sister's daughter), now living in Nottingham.

 

1826

FURNISS
HADFIELD
HILL
HODGSON
PURSGLOVE
SHELDON
THORNHILL
FURNISS, Mary - of Hassop i/t/p Great Longstone co. Derby, widow, 19 Jan 1818.
Testatrix asks to be buried by the side of her late husband Peter FURNISS and that her name be put on the gravestone.
Bequests to: daughters Ann HILL,   Barbara PURSGLOVE,   Mary SHELDON,   and Alice THORNHILL.
Executors: John THORNHILL and Thomas HILL senr.   Signed and sealed.
Witnesses: William HADFIELD,   Robt. THORNHILL.
Proved at Bakewell 14 Apr 1826 to John THORNHILL (the surviving executor)  gentleman of Great Longstone, who signs.  Estate under £200, before Francis HODGSON, surrogate.
The documents has "48 words" written on it.

 

1827

CRESSWELL
DAKIN
FOX
GLEADHILL
HALLAM
HOWE
PEARSON
SOMERSET
WOODRUFFE
FOX, Thomas - of Bradwell, shopkeeper (grocer), 27 Oct 1827.
Estate in trust with Benjamin PEARSON cotton manufacturer of Brough & his brother George FOX farmer of Hazelbadge. It appears he died the day after making his will aged 37 (his father died 1798 aged 33) & it also seems that he married three times - (1) Martha HOWE 1789-1812 in 1807 the mother of Martha, Charity & Hannah. (2) Betty DAKIN, widow, 1789-1824 the mother of Mary, Elizabeth, Martha & Samuel & (3) Charlotte. His estate is to provide for his children: Hannah £50, Charity £50, Mary, Elizabeth & Martha are to share the residue & Samuel is to have ¼ of Cresswell part & all his mining interest except his share in Portway when his youngest child is 21 & his wife is to be provided for while she remains his widow. The dates on the family tomb by the S. door of Hope church do not always agree with the P.R.
Witnesses: Thomas SOMERSET,   Edward HALLAM &   Benjamin (X) GLEADHILL.
Proved Hope 9 Jun 1827.
Notes: [1] A Thomas FOX attended the enclosure meeting at Nathan WOODRUFFE's house.
[2] A Thomas FOX was charged at Quarter Sessions for selling short measured butter.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1828

FIDLER
FIDLER, Thomas - of Wingerworth, 24 Apr 1828.
all to widow Dorothy.

 

1829

FOX
HOBSON
HOWE
FOX, Thomas - 1829. (Ad)
Admin for the estate of Thomas FOX farmer, batchelor son of Esther FOX of Hope granted to his brother John farmer of Hathersage 29 Oct 1829 who died 29 May 1829.
Witnesses: John FOX, Thomas HOWE butcher & John HOBSON cordwainer.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1830

FURNESS
FURNISS
HALLOWS
HODGSON
HULLEY
POISER
THORNHILL
WRIGHT
FURNISS, Martin - of Little Longstone i/t/p Bakewell co. Derby, farmer, 28 Apr 1829. Died Oct 1829.
Bequests to: son William FURNISS (and named sole executor);   daughter Esther;   daughter Elizabeth wife of Jonathan HULLEY;   daughter Sythe wife of Daniel POISER;   daughter Temperance;   son Peter. Landlord J T WRIGHT, Esq. will "hopefully have the goodness to let my son William continue to rent from him".   Signs as "FURNESS" and sealed.
Witnesses: John THORNHILL and Anthony HALLOWS.
Proved at Bakewell 16 Apr 1830 to William FURNESS, farmer of Little  Longstone i/t/p Bakewell (X his mark), sole executor.  Estate under £100, before Francis HODGSON, surrogate.

 

1830

BAGSHAWE
FURNESS
FURNISS
HALKSWORTH
LAW
FURNESS, John - late of Eyam. Died 26 Apr 1830. (Ad)
Admin. Bishops Court, Lichfield 1 Nov 1830;   before Chas. Fred. BAGSHAWE commissioner;   Geoe. HALKSWORTH also signs. Effects under 150£.
Presented at Court: Mary FURNISS of Eyam, widow, the relict;   James FURNISS of the parish of High Wycombe gentleman, and George HALKSWORTH of Eyam, farmer;   James Thomas LAW, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.

 

1831

FIDLER
FIDLER, Jasper - of Chesterfield, 20 Oct 1831.
Mentions: wife Mary, son William Parke FIDLER "my son who was born of my wife before our marriage".

 

1831

BURNHAM
CLAY
FOX
FOX, Samuel - of Harstoft, Hault Hucknall, Derby, cordwainer, 16 Aug 1830.
Sole Executor: son Joseph FOX.
Mentions: son Thomas FOX & land known as Harstoft Moor close lying in the parish of North Wingfield.
Witnesses: Sampson CLAY,   Thos BURNHAM,   & Mary CLAY.
Proved at Chesterfield 20 Oct 1831.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1832

COOPER
CROSSLAND
FOX
HUDSON
OUTDALE
WILSON
FOX, Godfrey - of Leadmill, Hazelford, Hathersage but in the parish of Hope, farmer, 18 Dec 1818.
wife Barbarah use of estate for life while his widow;   dtrs Ann FOX, Millicent OUTDALE;   g/son William HUDSON.
Executors: wife & grandson his farming gear & clock.
Witnesses: John WILSON,   Abraham COOPER &   Thomas CROSSLAND.
Proved at Hope 1 Feb 1832.

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1833

COLLINS
FURNESS
HUNT
LAW
WILLIAMS
FURNESS, Mary - late of Eyam, widow. Died 7 Jan 1833. (Ad)
Admin. Bishops Court, Lichfield 10 May 1833 before Jno. Chas. WILLIAMS Commissioner;   granted to James FURNESS of High Wycombe co. Bucks,   natural and lawful son. Effects under 100£.
Presented at Court: said James FURNESS;   Edmund COLLINS of High Wycombe;   and Joseph HUNT the younger of High Wycombe. James Thomas LAW, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.

 

1833

BURGOINE
FURNESS
JACKSON
LAW
LITTLEWOOD
ORTON
FURNESS, Matthias - late of Stoney Middleton, yeoman. (Ad)
Died 10 Mar 1833 a widower and intestate.
granted to Jane LITTLEWOOD wife of Joseph LITTLEWOOD of Sheffield, co. York, farrier;   and to Mary FURNESS, spinster of Stoney Middleton (his lawful and natural daughters)
Admin. 29 Oct 1833, before Francis ORTON, Commissioner,   in the Bishops Court at Lichfield, James Thomas LAW, Clerk, MA, Vicar of the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. Estate valued under 100 pounds.
Presented at Court: Joseph LITTLEWOOD, Sheffield, co. York, farrier;   Mary FURNESS, Stoney Middleton, County of Derby, spinster;   Charles JACKSON, Hope, co. Derby, Inn Keeper;   James FURNESS, Stoney Middleton, co. Derby, farmer (all four signatures).
Matthias married Deborah BURGOINE, who predeceased him, as did their two sons in infancy, leaving only daughters Mary and Jane to survive till 1833.

 

1834

ANDREW
ASHMORE
BENNETT
BOCKING
FOX
HALLAM
MIDDLETON
PEARSON
WRIGHT
FOX, Mally - of Smalldale, Bradwell, widow, 7 Feb 1834.
son George FOX her silver pint.
Her Trustees: her son George & her brother Thomas ANDREW are to hold everything in trust to support her unmarried daughter Ann or Nanny. On Nanny's death they are to sell the house, croft & trough in Smalldale now occupied by Edward BENNETT add £6 & divide it among her grand-daughters - Charity ASHMORE, the two children of the late Hannah HALLAM to have her share when 21, Mary FOX, Eliza FOX, Martha FOX & Ann FOX the children of her late son Thomas;   her grandson Samuel WRIGHT, son of her late daughter Mally, is to inherit her share of the Portway mine, calculation to be made so that this is 1/3 of her remaining estate;   her son George & daughter Hannah BOCKING are to inherit 1/3 each of this remaining estate.
Executors: George FOX & Thomas ANDREW.
Witnesses: Robert PEARSON, Martha MIDDLETON & John (X) MIDDLETON.
Proved 7 May 1834.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1835

BLACKWELL
BRADSHAW
BUCKERIDGE
FURNESS
GREGORY
HOLMES
TOWNSEND
TURNER
FURNESS, Peter - of Eyam, farmer, 24 Jun 1834. Died 15 Jan 1835.
Estate was left to John BRADSHAW of Bunting Fields, Ashover, farmer, and Henry TOWNSEND of Eyam, cordwainer and shoemaker, in trust for all and every of my nieces and nephews, children of my late brother Samuel FURNESS (deceased) namely Richard, Samuel, Peter, John, James, Thomas, Matthew, Elizabeth, and Mary the wife of Adam HOLMES, equally to be divided between them (and) if my said nephew and niece Matthew and Elizabeth (both now in their minority) shall die under age 21 without lawful issue, their shares divided among their surviving siblings.   Signs, with seal.
Witnesses: Thomas GREGORY, Sol'r., of Eyam;   Samuel TURNER, his clerk;   and Samuel BLACKWELL of Eyam.
Proved at Chesterfield 23 Apr 1835 to John BRADSHAW and Henry TOWNSEND  (joint executors) before George BUCKERIDGE, surr. Estate under £100.

 

1836

BROOMHEAD
DAVIS
FURNESS
FURNIS
FURNISS
FURNYS
GILBERT
HODGSON
HORSFIELD
KITCHEN
MARSDEN
RICHARDSON
VALENTINE
WAIN
FURNESS, Mary - of Calver i/t/c Baslow and i/t/p Bakewell co. Derby, spinster, 1 Feb 1836. Died in Mar 1836.
Bequests to: brothers John and Charles FURNESS;   my brother Charles FURNESS's children, 6 in number, namely John FURNISS, Adam FURNISS, Peter FURNISS, William FURNISS,   Hannah RICHARDSON, and Ann HORSFIELD);   sister Ann GILBERT's two sons (William GILBERT and Thomas GILBERT), or their children: James GILBERT and William GILBERT (sons of the above-named Thomas GILBERT) and William GILBERT, Charles GILBERT, Ann GILBERT, and Elizabeth GILBERT (children of the above-named William GILBERT);   my brother William FURNESS's children (Elizabeth WAIN, Mary DAVIS, Ann VALENTINE, and William FURNISS);   nephews William FURNIS, John FURNISS, and Peter FURNISS (sons of my brother Charles FURNYS).
Joint Executors: William MARSDEN, grocer and corn dealer, and John KITCHEN, miller, both of Calver.   Signs.
Witnesses: John KITCHEN and William BROOMHEAD senior.
Proved Bakewell 15 Apr 1836 to William MARSDEN, farmer of Calver (one exec);  power reserved for the other, John KITCHEN.
Estate under £200, before Francis HODGSON, surrogate.  Money and goods totaled at £136-18-0, £125 of the total being money.

 

1838

BELFITT
FROGGATT
MILLINGTON
WHITE
WRAGG
FROGGATT, Hezekiah - of Moorside, in the township of Baslow and parish of Bakewell co. Derby, Farmer, 29 Nov 1838.
weak in health but of sound and disposing mind and understanding;   to my sister Hannah WRAGG 6s. p.w. for her natural life out of my freehold property situate i/t/p Eyam;   to my brother Edward FROGGATT £100;   to my sister Martha MILLINGTON £50;   to my late brother Walter FROGGATTs children (such as shall be living) £70 equally divided (and) to my brother Jason FROGGATTs children £100 likewise;   to my nephew Benjamin FROGGATT £240 - all to be paid by my Executors (and) I direct that my Executors stand seised ?? and possesed of my real and personal estates respectively upon trust as soon as convieniently after my descease, to sell dispose and convert into money;   the rest residue &c. to my niece Hannah FROGGATT for her own absolute use benefit and disposal.
Executors: my kind friends Henry WHITE of Bubnell and John BELFITT of Brampton, Farmers (and) they shall at all times out of the first monies may come to their or either of their hands reimburse and indemnify themselves and himself respectively all such costs &c. in and about the execution of the trusts of this my will and neither shall be answerable for any loss … unless the same shall happen by his or their neglect or default nor for any loss which may happen from depositing any monies … in the hands keeping custody of any public Banker nor the one nor otherof them (and) neither of them shall be answerable for more monies than shall actually come into his or their hands respectively.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1840

FIELDING
SYKES
FIELDING, Jonathan, of Stockport. Died 19 Mar 1840. (Ad)
wife Hannah FIELDING* of Stockport, Widow;   with other administrators Charles SYKES* of New Bridge Lane,   Stockport, Lawyer & Roger FIELDING* of 9 John Street Stockport.
Admin. granted 8 Apr 1840  Estate sworn to be under £200.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1840

BRADWELL
FARNSWORTH
FOX
WEBB
WILSON
FOX, William - of Abney Low, Hope, farmer, 18 Dec 1839.
son John real estate called Newets? & Ridgeway at Outseats, Hathersage + his personal propery;   wife Hannah £10p.a. while his widow;   dtr Ann WEBB £5p.a. for her life & then her son William £60 & daughter £40 when 21;   dtr Mary WILSON £5p.a. for her life & on her death £100 to be shared by any children she may have.
Executors: John FOX & Hugh BRADWELL of Offerton.
Witnesses: Robert BRADWELL & Anthony FARNSWORTH.
Proved Hope 10 Jun 1840.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1841

FOX
HILL
JEFFREY
METTAM
PALFREYMAN
TAYLOR
WRIGHT
FOX, William - of Bradwell, shuttlemaker, 5 Jun 1841.
wife Mary (nee PALFREYMAN) all his estate for her life;   daughter Harriet the wife of Adam HILL & daughter Ann the wife of Josiah JEFFREY the house occupied by Adam HILL share & share alike;   daughter Grace wife of George METTAM the house I now live in, but not the shops, which if she does not live in she may draw the rents & must keep in good repair & on her death shall pass to William the son of my son George;   son George a croft in Smalldale in the possession of Joseph WRIGHT;   son Samuel land on Bradwell Hills called Perches in the possession of William TAYLOR.
Executors: son George, shuttlemaker of Bradwell &   son Samuel, wiredrawer of Bradfield[1].
Proved Hope 27 Sep 1841. Testator died 7 Sep 1841.
Note: This is Sam FOX founder of the steelworks at Stocksbridge.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1844

FIDLER
FIDLER, Thomas - of Chesterfield 18 Apr 1844.
Mentions wife Mercy "and my children".

 

1847

CUTTS
DERBYSHIRE
FROGGATT
HALL
HIGS
HURWOOD
LEES
STANTON
TURNER
FROGGATT, Martha (wife of Jason FROGGATT) - of the Township of Newbold, co Derby, Hardwareman, 12 Jun 1844.
made by virtue of authority reserved to me by an Indenture of Release or Settlement of 15 Oct 1840 between 1) the said Jason FROGGATT, 2) me (then) Martha HURWOOD widow and 3) John CUTTS of Chesterfield co. Derby, Gentleman & Francis DERBYSHIRE of Stonegravels co. Derby, Farmer;   I give and devise after [Jason's] decease all my Dwellinghouse &c. i/t/p Darley co. Derby in the occupation of Edward TURNER unto and to the use of my son Henry LEES;   to my daughter Elizabeth Lees HIGS 6 Joiner's Chairs with hair bottoms and covered with black cloth - a spring Tea Table with Cover and my printed bed with bedrounds and bedding belongings thereto … to James LEES son of my son Henry my other bed with bed rounds and the feather bed … pillows & bolster thereto belonging, also a large Clothes Box … to Henry LEES another son of Henry a large Corner Cupboard.
Executor: my son Henry LEES, also R&R of my Household Goods and Furniture and all other my personal Estate.   Signed M FROGGATT with:
Witnesses: Samuel STANTON;   John HALL.
Probate granted 22 Apr 1847 to Henry LEES of South Normanton co. Derby -  who appeared personally at the Bishops Court of Lichfield.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1848

FIDLER
TAYLOR
FIDLER, Robert - of Rowland, Bakewell, 26 Jun 1848.
Mentions: son Thomas, brother William, late father Thomas, daughter Mary (widow of William TAYLOR of Liverpool);   property in Ashford.

 

1853

CHINN
CLAYTON
FURNESS
LAW
PINDER
WANES[?]
WYATT
FURNESS, James - late of Stoney Middleton, farmer, 23 Dec 1852. Died 16 Jan 1853.
to my beloved wife - the house known as the Toll House;   after her death the said Toll House unto my son Thomas*, his heirs, &c.;   (also) the house I now reside in, the Candle House and Fixtures,   Butchers' Shop and Stable, Garden &c., Barn and Garden behind, and ... lands known as Olive Croft, Castle Hill, Long Peice, Nether Woodhead, together with the Sunny Bank Plantation;   my daughter Martha wife of John CLAYTON* - land known as Lomas Close, Near Thorp, and the Bakehouse &c.;   both Thomas and Martha to pay their mother 3 shillings a week out of their bequests;   the land known as Far Thorp Field and Middle Woodhead Field to be sold to discharge all debts, &c.
Witnesses: Joseph WYATT,   Robert PINDER, and W. ?WANES? or WANDS?  
Proved at the Bishops Court of Lichfield 8 Feb 1853 before Henry  Barrow CHINN, commissioner, to Thomas FURNESS, tallow chandler of Stoney  Middleton, and to John CLAYTON of Tapton near Chesterfield, Farmer.
Execs both sign; Estate under 20£. Commissions paid to Mr. CHINN "and clerks". James Thomas LAW, Clerk, MA, Vicar. James refers to himself as "Gentleman" in his will; but the probate documents call him "farmer".

 

1853

COOPER
FISHER
FROGGATT
PINDER
STANTON
FROGGATT, Jason - of Wadshelf, Brampton, hardwareman, 11 Nov 1852.
Bequests: son Benjamin FROGGATT (also sole executor), Mary (widow of my late son Robert FROGGATT), daughter Hannah (wife of Robert PINDER) - each £19;   humbly hope my landlord admit [Mary] as tenant, and in case of her death or remarriage then my grandson William (son of my late son Robert);   Robert FISHER (ill.son of my late son Robert), Jason (another son of Robert) and Hannah (daughter of my son Benjamin) - each £10;   Hannah also to have "the bed on which I lie" and Jason to have my clock;   the rest/residue to my son Hezekiah FROGGATT absolutely.
Witnesses: Joseph COOPER,   Samuel STANTON.
Probate 14 Apr 1853 granted at Chesterfield to Benjamin FROGGATT.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1854

ARTHUR
BARK
BROWN
CUTTS
FROGGATT
HASLAM
KAY
FROGGATT, Elizabeth (wife of Jason FROGGATT) - of Baslow co. Derby, Yeoman, 18 Feb 1833.
Refers to an Indenture of Settlement 27 Jan 1823 between 1) the said Jason FROGGATT, 2) myself the said Elizabeth FROGGATT then Elizabeth ARTHUR, and 3) William ARTHUR Farmer and John CUTTS Gentleman;   I give and bequeath all my Estate &c. to the said William ARTHUR and John CUTTS upon trust that they pay the interest &c. to my said husband Jason FROGGATT and after his death to pay and divide equally between my nephews and nieces the children of my late sister Mary HASLAM, of my brother the said William, of my sister Sarah BARK and of my brother Benjamin when they reach 21.
Witnesses: William KAY,   George BROWN.
Testator died 1 Nov 1836. Probate 7 Jan 1854.
Signed by John CUTTS, described as the surviving Executor.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1855

DAVY
FLETCHER
TAYLOR
WATSON
FLETCHER, Edward - of Tagg Hill, Heanor, Framework Knitter, 3 Nov 1854. Died 13 Dec 1854.
Beneficiaries: wife Martha FLETCHER, and after her death or remarriage, their children (names not stated).
Executors: Martha FLETCHER and Thomas WATSON (farmer of Codnor).
Witnesses: William DAVY and John TAYLOR.
Proved at Lichfield 18 Apr 1855.

Contact: Alan Bloor

 

1856

AYNSLEY
FROGGATT
GRAHAM
HUGHES
LLOYD
WATSON
FROGGATT, Samuel - of 39 Lomas Street, Shoreditch, co. Middx and late of No 23 ??? Street Bishopgate in the City of London Gentleman, 10 Mar 1853.
my remains shall be interred in the family vault at Norwood Cemetery and my brother in law William GRAHAM of Church Street Spitalfields (if living) to bury me in the same way as he did by my late brother Aaron.
Legacies: to the following children of my brother John FROGGATT of Lenton near Nottingham chemist - Mary Ann, Elizabeth, John, Robert, and George FROGGATT - £100 each, and to Samuel FROGGATT £150 as he was named Samuel out of respect;   to my niece Ann FROGGATT daughter of my brother Robert FROGGATT of Norwood co. Surrey Gentleman - £100 to invest until she reaches 21 or marries;   to my landlady Mary LLOYD (wife of Samuel LLOYD of Lomas Street) - £50 as remuneration for her constant care and attendance to me;   I have laid out the sum of £200 at interest on mortgage for the benefit of Mrs Sarah AYNSLEY of L??? Place Barkner Row co. Middx (to pay her the interest) and after her death the same to my neice Ann FROGGATT (daughter of my brother Robert FROGGATT) as well as £100 (already mentioned);   the rest &c. to my dear brother Robert FROGGATT and (he) to be executor and trustee.
Witnesses: Thomas A. WATSON (and two other names not legible)
Proved at London 9th ?? 1856 before the Worshipful George Edward HUGHES LLD  & Surrogate by the oath of Robert FROGGATT the brother the sole executor.
Note: Samuel was descended from the FROGGATTs of Baslow, and is the first cousin 4 times removed of the submitter.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1864

ANDREW
ASHMORE
BOCKING
EVANS
FOX
HADFIELD
HALL
HALLAM
LEE
MIDDLETON
SOMERSET
WRIGHT
FOX, Ann (Nanny) - of Smalldale, Bradwell, Hope, spinster, 29 Oct 1849.
This is a useful will because it states precisely relationships in this branch of this FOX family. Nanny appears to own 3 houses in Smalldale i.e. the 1 she lives in, the 1 George ANDREW lives in & the 1 Robert EVANS lives in, their barns, crofts etc. Outward Stone Pits let to Sam BOCKING & ¼? share of the Lambpart let to Robert HALL & shares in lead mines & the equipment for working lead. She leaves ¼ share to her brother George, ¼ share to the children of her late brother Thomas & names those alive at that time as Charity ASHMORE, Mary LEE, Elizabeth HALL, Martha HADFIELD, Ann HALLAM, ¼ share to her sister Hannah BOCKING & ¼ share to the chidren of the late Samuel WRIGHT of Castleton the son of her late sister Mally. Her nephew Samuel FOX is to have her cornercupboard (He appears to be the late Tom's son. However in 1861 her sister Hannah died & her son Sam owes his uncle George £14/10/0d so the codicil makes provision for this money to be repaid from his mother's share.
Executors: George FOX & Robert MIDDLETON.
Witnesses: George(X) ANDREW & Robert EVANS.
Codicil 1881. Proved 18 Jan 1864.
Additional Note: We have some pieces of paper on which George kept account of Nanny's business. They are on the back of ¼ election notices & tell us that they paid lawyer HALL of Castleton 10/6d for preparing the codicil. They paid Benjamin SOMERSET £1/7/0d for her coffin, 4/0d for her shroud. If George had a bank-note he recorded the number.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1868

BRADFORD
FURNESS
HAZELBY
HOLMES
SLINN
WALKER
WOOD
FURNESS, Samuel - of Eyam co. Derby, publican, 16 Jun 1868.
my granddaughter Barbara Brightmore FURNESS (daughter of my son William FURNESS (deceased)) to have all my Freehold Estate &c. she to pay my daughter Margaret BRADFORD (wife of George BRADFORD) £25pa. (which) on her decease to be divided between my 3 grandchildren Charles Furness BRADFORD, Anne Elizabeth Daniel BRADFORD, and George Gatley BRADFORD (children of said George and Margaret BRADFORD);   the said Charles Furness BRADFORD to have "all these my four shares in the Eyam Mining Company";   Barbara Brightmore FURNESS to have all the rest;   but if she die without issue the whole of my Freehold Estate to my brother Mathew FURNESS now residing at Liverpool co. Lancs and my daughter in law Mary FURNESS now residing with me in Eyam in equal shares and proportions subject to payment of said £25p.a.
Executors: Abraham WALKER of Lead Mill i/t/p Hope co. Derby farmer and Samuel Furness HOLMES of Sheffield co. York, surveyor.   Samuel FURNESS (his mark), with:
Witnesses: Samuel SLINN,   Samuel HAZELBY,   John ----,   Thomas WOOD.
Proved at Derby 14 Dec 1868 by the oath of the executors (as named)
Testator died on 23 Jun 1868 at Eyam aforesaid.

Contact: Paul Bradford

 

1875

BAGSHAW
DAKIN
FOX
HALL
HALLAM
MIDDLETON
WRAGG
FOX, George - of Hazelbadge, Hope, farmer, 16 Dec 1874.
His Trustees: John FOX, farmer, of Bradwell,   son-in-law John DAKIN, optician of Bradwell &   Job MIDDLETON, hatter, of The Hills, Bradwell who are briefed to be careful with the money & I think his intention was to safeguard the women of the family from spendthrift men. George was a miner from Smalldale who married Hannah BAGSHAW of Hazelbadge Hall & through her seems c1830 to have got the copyhold of this farm. His eldest son named Samuel, after his grandfather, like so many of the men in this line of the FOX family died young & so it seems that George left Sam's wife Margaret Jane & her children most of his money i.e. Francis £80+£120, Catherine £120, George Henry £120, Thomas £120, Albert £160, Fanny £120 & Emma £120 all when 21. He leaves Margaret £80 if she remains a widow, & tries to safeguard a family investment. Of his freehold estate he left his son John 2 dwelling houses their gardens &   appurtenances abutting the road between Hope & Tideswell, Great Micklow Leg let to Micah HALL, Half-an Outfall let to Stephen DAKIN & ½ his lead mining interests. His daughter Mary wife of John DAKIN, got the income from the rents from 2 dwelling houses crofts &c. a field called Outward Stonepits, 3 fields called Moorfurlongs, Calfcroft, a building called Bradwell Sunday School & the remaining ½ of his mining interests subject to them being first properly maintained. On her death her children to inherit.
Witnesses: Durham WRAGG of Hazelbadge &   Robert HALLAM of Bradwell.
Proved Derby 21 Apr 1875.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1875

BRAMALL
CHINN
FROGGATT
HUTCHINSON
SCOTT
TAYLOR
FROGGATT, Frances (widow of the late Benjamin FROGGATT) - of Moorside Farm near Baslow co. Derby, 29 Sep 1875.
made principally for my son John FROGGATT and my daughter Frances Elizabeth FROGGATT, as my eldest and 2nd son have been duly provided for.
Executors: Robert HUTCHINSON of Bakewell, Innkeeper and Charles SCOTT of Baslow Farmer;   I devise to them all real estate if any and I respectfully request my noble landlord the Duke of Rutland to accept my eldest son Hezekiah FROGGATT as tennant one year from my death of the farm I hold under his grace and (in which case) I bequeath my said son all sillages growing crops and tennant right &c. on conditions including payment of an apportionment of the half years rent falling due after the expiration of one year from my death with the other half to be paid by my executors out of my personal estate;   I bequeath all (real + personal) estate to my 3rd son John FROGGATT and my daughter Frances Elizabeth FROGGATT equally.
Witnesses: John TAYLOR Solicitor Bakewell,   Edward BRAMALL.
Proved at Derby 27 Nov 1875 by the oaths of the executors as named.
Testator Frances FROGGATT was late of Moorside Farm near Baslow widow and d. 17 Oct 1875 at Moorside Farm aforesaid. Effects under £600. Extracted by S & H S CHINN Solicitors Lichfield.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1884

BLACKWELL
FURNESS
FURNISS
RADCLIFFE
FURNESS, Lydia, of Eyam, spinster, 24 Feb 1883. Died 1 May 1884.
natural son Peter John FURNESS* of Eyam, Farmer;   property in Eyam purchased from Joseph BLACKWELL.
Witnesses: John Eyre FURNISS, Solicitor, Sheffield;   James RADCLIFFE, his Clerk.
Proved Derby 12 Aug 1884  Estate £38-10-0; extracted by FURNISS & Son, Solicitors, Sheffield.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1920

FROGGATT
HILL
FROGGATT, Jason - of Stonelow Farm, Brampton, 27 Oct 1920.
Executors: my son Charles FROGGATT of 49 Rutland Road Chesterfield, and my son in law Arthur Rowland HILL of Wigley Farm, Old Brampton.
Bequests: to my executors £5 each;   Eric FROGGATT youngest son of my deseased son William FROGGATT a legacy of such amount as shall equal share of each of my children to be paid in installments of £5 every 6 months;   residue to be divided equally amongst all my children.   Signed Jason FROGGATT.
Probate London 4 Dec 1920 to Charles FROGGATT, Railway Foreman and  Arthur Rowland HILL farmer. Effects £521, 11/-.
Testator died 31 Oct 1920 at 49 Rutland Road, Chesterfield.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1938

FARNSWORTH
FLETCHER
FARNSWORTH, Herbert - of Hagg farm Doe Lea near Chesterfield. Died 21 May 1938.
Executors: William FARNSWORTH and Reuben FLETCHER.

Contact: D E Bebbington

 

1955

ELVIDGE
FARNSWORTH
FRETWELL
STATHAM
WIGLEY
FARNSWORTH, Annie - widow of Main street Heath near Chesterfield. Died 8 Aug 1955.
Executors: Earnest ELVIDGE and Lily FRETWELL.
Others named: Harry FARNSWORTH,   Rebecca STATHAM and Dorothy WIGLEY.

Contact: D E Bebbington

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