Derbyshire Wills

Abstracts of Derbyshire Probate Records

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Unless otherwise stated, original copies of Wills dated prior to 1858 are usually found in the appropriate Diocesan Record Office for the court where the Will was proved - for Derbyshire, this is the Lichfield Record Office. Copies of Wills for which Probate was granted at the PCC (Prerogative Court of Canterbury) may be obtained via the National Archives Wills website.

Searches for, and Copies of Wills and Probate 1858-1996 may be obtained through via the Find a Will service, at local Registries, and sometimes on microfilm at County Record Offices. Further information on post-1858 Wills, may be found on the Government's Wills, Probate and Inheritance pages.

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:-

 

1649

BARBER
BEARD
BERDE
BEURD
DOWNES
HALLE
HARROP
HASKINSON
HODKINSON
KINDER
KYNDER
LINGARD
OFFERTON
WAREHURST
KYNDER, John, of Kinder, husbandman, the parish of Glossop, 10 Jan 1648.
Beneficiaries: Thomas WAREHURST* of Glossop, linen webster,   sister Eme the wife of John LINGARD,   Thomas HASKINSON of Shelmonton,   Robert BEARD son of John BERD of Kinder,   Ellin BEURD daughter of John BERD of Kinder,   Elizabeth KINDER the wife of John KINDER,   Edward DOWNES youngest daughter, Anne DOWNES dwelling with John BERDE.
Witnesses: Thomas HODKINSON &   William OFFERTON.
Appraisers of Inventory: William BARBER of Heathe,   Heneri HARROP &   James HALLE, 29 Jan 1648 and valued @ £14-7-0.
Probate granted 9 May 1649.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1704

KEELING
SHELDON
…INLINSON
KEELING, John - of "Yolgrave", miner, 29 Feb 1703/4.
Elizabeth KEELING my beloved, but here we reach the edge of the paper & the next line starts making her sole exec. So?  
Witnesses: Alexander SHELDON & ______INLINSON.
Inventory: 30 May 1704, not signed includes a large Bible & 4 spinning wheels, value £33/10/1d
Proved Chesterfield 4 Oct 1704.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1711

BARKER
KEELING
TWIGG
KEELING, Richard - of Birchover. (Ad)
granted to Adam KEELING at Chesterfild 30 May 1712 for Richard KEELING.
Inventory: 26 Feb 1711 to the value of £30/1/6d, by William TWIGG & _____? BARKER.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1713

BOWDEN
HADFIELD
KINDER
KINDER, Ralph, of Hayfield, the parish of Glossop. (Ad)
Administered by Mary KINDER relict and widow of Ralph KINDER,   7 Apr 1713;   originally signed by Mary KINDER. Later administered by Joseph KINDER of Hayfield and signed by Joseph KINDER,   {  } BOWDEN &   Ann HADFIELD.
Admin. granted { } Apr 1713.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1713

DRINKWATER
FFOX
HIBBERT
KINDER
RATCLIFFE
STAFFORD
KINDER, Godfry, of Crowder in the Parish of Glossop, yeoman, 27 Aug 1713.
Beneficiaries: wife Margaret*;   eldest sons John & William KINDER;   other son Ralph KINDER;   daughters Elizabeth & Hellen KINDER.
Sole Executrix: wife Margaret (né STAFFORD of Beardhough).
Witnesses: John FFOX;   John & Randle HIBBERT.
Appraisers of Inventory: John RATCLIFFE,   Edward DRINKWATER, and Randle HIBBERT, 2 Sep 1713, total £14-8s-0d.
Probate granted 14 Oct 1713.
The youngest son, Ralph KINDER, was left a house in Whitle in the Will of John STAFFORD of Beardhoch, 1728.

Contact: Anthony Stafford

 

1727

ANDREW
BARNS
BEARD
KINDER
MARRIOTT
PADLEY
SHIRT
WATERHOUSE
KINDER, Nicholas, of Kinderhead, yeoman, the parish of Glossop, 24 Nov 1726.
Beneficiaries: nephew Phillipp KINDER, nephew John KINDER*,   Elizabeth SHIRT the wife of Samuel SHIRT of Hayfield blacksmith,   Elizabeth ANDREW of Howlane,   Sarah PADLEY the wife of William PADLEY near Handley,   nephew Ralph KINDER of Whitle hamlet.
Witnesses: Samuel {  }, John WATERHOUSE &   Robert BEARD.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas MARRIOTT,   Samuel MARRIOTT &   Thomas BARNS, 8 Dec 1726 and valued @ £103-0-9
Probate granted 6 Apr 1727 in Chesterfield.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1738

HIGENBOTTAM
KINDER
MARRIOTT
WATERHOUSE
KINDER, Philip, of Kinder, yeoman, parish of Glossop, 29 Jun 1738.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary, son John, daughter Mary,   daughter Hellen, eldest son Phillip.
Executors: Samuel MARRIOTT &   John KINDER both of Hill house in the parish of Glossop.
Witnesses: Thomas MARRIOTT,   Ralph KINDER &   Geo. HIGENBOTTAM.
Appraisers of Inventory: Ralph KINDER,   Thos. WATERHOUSE,   Thomas MARRIOTT &   Geo. HIGENBOTTAM, 6 Jul 1738 and valued @ £67-6-6
Probate granted 19 Oct 1738 in Chesterfield.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1748

BOOTH
HIGENBOTTAM
KINDER
MARRIOTT
KINDER, John, of Hill House in Kinder hamlet, yeoman, parish of Glossop, 27 Aug 1748.
Beneficiaries: son John KINDER*, wife Mary*, daughter Mary,   son Ralph, son Nicolas, daughter Ann and son Joseph.
Witnesses: Thos. BOOTH,   Samuel MARRIOTT &   Geo. HIGENBOTTAM.
Appraisers of Inventory: Geo. HIGENBOTTAM,   Samuel MARRIOTT &   Ralph KINDER, 14 Sep 1748 and valued @ £432-19-6
Probate granted 21 Oct 1748 in Chesterfield.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1763

BENNETT
BOWDEN
HADFIELD
HEGINBOTTAM
HIGENBOTTAM
KINDER
KINDER, Joseph, of Higatehead, parish of Glossop, 11 Jan 1753. (this is correct 1753, not 1763).
Beneficiaries: wife Martha KINDER*,   children of Ralph KINDER of Heafield,   children of cousin William BENNETT late of Kettlesom;   his sister Mary and her three daughters by her first husband,   also to his sister Martha. George HEGINBOTTAM of Heafield and his wife Mary;   and George BOWDEN of Laneside.
Witnesses: George HADFIELD, John HADFIELD & Joseph HADFIELD.
Bond and Obligation: 21 Apr 1763 by George HIGENBOTTAM of Birch Hall,   yeoman & John KINDER, yeoman.
Probate granted to Martha KINDER 21 Apr 1763 in Chesterfield.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1763

ALLEN
BADILEY
BARBER
BOWDEN
HADFIELD
HIGENBOTTAM
KINDER
STAFFORD
STANDSBY
WATERHOUSE
KINDER, Martha, Higatehead, parish of Glossop, 21 Apr 1761.
Beneficiaries: nephew William BARBER the younger of Kinder,   John STANDSBY,   nieces Sarah & Martha BARBER &   Margaret STANDSBY,   nephews Thomas & George BOWDEN of Laneside,   George HIGENBOTTAM of Heafield and his wife Mary,   brother John WATERHOUSE;   nephew Samuel WATERHOUSE,   George HADFIELD of Heafield Clother,   Joseph KINDER of Heafield Clother,   his brother Samuel and his sister Mary.   To Martha BARBER a chest which she bought from brother Samuel,   and lastly her sister's children Mary BARBER &   Susanah BOWDEN.   To Mr BADILEY one guinea to preach a sermon at her funeral.
Executors: George HIGENBOTTAM of Heafield &   George BOWDEN of Laneside.
Witnesses: Thomas WATERHOUSE,   John WATERHOUSE &   Elizabeth STAFFORD.
Appraisers of Inventory: by John ALLEN &   Tho. WATERHOUSE, 29 Sep 1762: Value: £99-6-0
Probate granted 21 Apr 1763 in Chesterfield.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1763

BOOTH
CHATTERTON
HALL
HIGENBOTTAM
KINDER
ROWBOTHAM
STAFFORD
WATERHOUSE
WOOD
KINDER, Ralph, of Hill house, yeoman, parish of Glossop, 3 Jun 1762.
Beneficiaries: nephew Ralph KINDER the freehold estate at Neitherhey in the possession of tenant Lawrence CHATTERTON,   Mary, Nicholas, Ann, and Joseph sons and daughters of brother John KINDER late of Hill house, nephew John KINDER,   nephew Phillip KINDER his brother John KINDER,   Ann WOOD,   Mary ROWBOTHAM &   Ellen HALL their sisters,   niece Elizabeth BOOTH.
Executors: nephews John and Ralph KINDER of Hill house.
Witnesses: Geo. HIGENBOTTAM, Mary HIGENBOTTAM &   Eliz. STAFFORD.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas WATERHOUSE &   Geo. HIGENBOTTAM, 25 Jul 1762 and valued @ £65-18-6
Probate granted 21 Apr 1763 in Chesterfield.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1836

DENT
GILBERT
GOUGH
HIRST
KNIGHT
SHERWIN
SKETCHLEY
SMITH
VERNON
KNIGHT, Joseph - of Thringstone i/t/p Whitwick co. Leicester, dealer in Earthenware, 17 Jun 1834.
wife Hannah KNIGHT,   granddaughter Elizabeth VERNON,   Mr. William SHERWIN,   7 children: Joseph, John, Thomas, and William KNIGHT, Dinah DENT, Sarah SKETCHLEY, and Mahala HIRST.
Witnesses: Joseph SMITH,   John GOUGH,   Samuel GILBERT.
Probate 23 Mar 1836. Leics. RO Ref: PR/T/1836/111.

Contact: Patrick Huss

 

1894

CALLADINE
KIRK
MERRIMAN
RILEY
KIRK, Richard - Alfreton, miner. Died 8 Dec 1890.
one share of my estate to Jane KIRK daughter of my son William,   one share to Henry George KIRK son of Richard KIRK son of my son Joseph;   and one share to be divided between Samuel James KIRK and Mary Elizabeth CALLADINE in the case of my death {unreadable} my wife Sarah the whole of my estate remains as at present {unreadable} at the death of my wife Sarah.
Trustees: George CALLADINE of Tibshelf, miner and Joseph KIRK of Wharf Bridge, Police Constable.
Witnesses: Thomas MERRIMAN and Abram RILEY.
Admin. granted 7 Apr 1894 to Mary Elizabeth CALLADINE.

Contact: Janet Kirk

 

1903

BALL
KIRK
SAMPSON
TAYLOR
KIRK, Samuel - South Normanton, Colliery Bank Manager. Died 13 May 1902.
Everything to wife Mary Ann KIRK.
Trustees: Mary Ann KIRK and my friend George Bullock BALL of Alfreton, Colliery Under-Manager.
Witnesses: SAMPSON, Solicitor, Alfreton &   A E TAYLOR, South Normanton, miner.
Probate granted at Derby 9 Jan 1903 to the two Trustees.

Contact: Janet Kirk

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