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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:-

 

1571

ALLEN
CLIFFORDE
CLOWES
DAKYN
DALBE
DAYKIN
DEVICK
ETTER
FITZHERBERT
LAWE
MOYNNE
NEDHAM
PLATT
STUBBING
SUTTON
SWIFT
WENSLIE
WILMOTE
WILSON
WILSONN
NEDHAM (NEEDEHAM), Ottiwell - of Colley in co Derby, gent., 21 Dec 1570.
Beneficiaries and others: brother George NEDHAM;   Richard WENSLIE;   Richard NEDHAM;   Henry NEDHAM;   John CLOWES;   father William NEDHAM;   grandmother Elizabeth NEDHAM;   father-in-law Anthony MOYNNE;   mother Margaret NEDHAM;   uncle Richard NEDHAM;   uncle John DAKYN of Snitterton;   Sir Ingram CLIFFORDE Kt and dame Anne his wife;   sister Frances and Thurston PLATT her husband;   sister Dorothy;   sister Elizabeth SWIFT;   Clement DEVICK;   cousins Clemence DAYKIN, Clare DAYKIN, Katherine DAYKIN and Jane DAYKIN;   godson and cousin Robert DAYKIN;   aunt Dorothy wife of John DAYKIN;   cousin William NEDHAM;   Robert WILSON "once my servant";   Ottywell WILMOTE and Katherine his wife;   John ALLEN my tenant and Ottywell his son.
Executors: Richard NEDHAM,   Henry NEDHAM,   John DAYKIN,   cousin Ottywell ALLYN, gent.,   cousin Robert FITZHERBERT of Tissington in co. Derby.
Supervisors: Right Honorable the Earl of Shrewsbury, cousin Thomas SUTTON of Overhaddon, uncle Richard NEDHAM, Esq.
Witnesses: John NEDHAM,   Richard DALBE,   Thomas LAWE,   George STUBBING (x) and Isabell his wife,   John ETTER,   and Roger WILSONN.
Probate granted 6 Jul 1571.

Contact: Russell Smith

 

1636

GILMAN
HEALD
HEALES
MORTEN
MOULD
NEEDHAM
NEEEDHAM
NEEDHAM, George - of Moniash, husbandman, about 6 Oct 1636. (N)
he names his brother Arthur MOULD or HEALD eaine?, his sister Jane, his sister Ellen, Thomas NEEDHAM's children & John NEEEDHAM's children;   Alice GILMAN to have 2/-, Elizabeth GILMAN to have 12d;   the rest of his goods moveable & unmoveable are to go to his brother Robert who is to be his sole executor.
Witnesses: James GILMAN, --- GILMAN.
Inventory made by: Thomas MORTEN, John MORTEN & Arthur HEALES?, in total £47-12-6d of which purse & apparel (£4-0-0d);   money (£40-0-0d);   sheep (£3-10-0d);   ---- (2-6d)

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1686

BROCKLEHURST
BUXTON
CLAYTON
EYRE
GOODWIN
HADFIELD
HEATHCOTE
LONGDEN
MOOREWOOD
MOREWOOD
NEEDHAM
SMITH
SWINDELL
WILSON
NEEDHAM, Ralph - of Stadon (nr Buxton), parish of Bakewell, 15 Feb 1685.
[described in his inventory as a yeoman]
This will does not have a very logical approach. He wishes to be buried with his ancestors, in the ground in the church or chappell at Chelmorton;   he then starts by leaving lots of household goods that are in the house, parlour & chamber at Stadon to his son & "heir apparent" Ralph who is to pay his sister Mary £25 when he becomes 21;   next he leaves his messuages & buildings in the fields around Stadon & Cowdale i/t/p Bakewell & Foxlow i/t/p Hartington to the said Ralph;   then he leaves "his friend" ffrancis NEEDHAM all his messuage in Buxton called "Willshatts? House" along with buildings, barns, stables & smithy "now in the hands of widdow HADFIELD";   he gives to his youngest son Edward NEEDHAM his half of the messuage, buildings &c. bought betwixt him & his brother ffrancis NEEDHAM from Mr. MOOREWOOD of Bakewell lying in Buxton;   his daughter Mary is to have the sum of ------- & fifteen pounds now in the hands of Thomas EYRE of Hassop;   his wife Sarah is to have the remainder provided she remains "solo", but if she remarries this is to be divided among his four children[1];   he "abates" 40/- of rent that Robert LONGDEN owes for the land holds at Stadon.[2]
Executors: brother ffrancis NEEDHAM & his nephew Humphrey NEEDHAM.[3]
Witnesses: George GOODWIN,   Edward CLAYTON (whose mark is an E lying face down),   & William HEATHCOTE.
Inventory made by: John BUXTON, yeoman of Chelmorton,   George GOODWIN, yeoman of Cowdale,   Hugh BROCKLEHURST, husbandman, of Burbage,   & Thomas MOREWOOD, yeoman of Fairfield on 23 Feb 1685/6.[4]
There is a whole sheet that is unreadable that is dated 13 Apr 1686, signed in the manner of a probate grant by Thomas WILSON sur. at Bakewell. He was buried at Chelmorton 20 Feb 1685/6.
Transcriber's Notes [1] I can only account for 3 children named in the will - Ralph, Mary & Edward.
[2] This land is just S. of the old Buxton field system, about 1,200ft above sea-level on the lime-stone plateau with very few trees. It is separated by the Buxton to Ashbourne road. Staden is easy to place but Foxlow more widespread.
[3] It does not say whose son Humphry is or if ffrancis NEEDHAM, "my friend" is the same person as ffrances NEEDHAM my brother.
[4] He seems to have had a comfortable life style. The inventory accounted for £153-00-04d. The assessors appear to have had to travel around to account for goods & stock in various locations. They do not list furniture by room but there was 1 bedstock worth £1-10-0d & an abundance of bedding & plenty of cooking appliances. There is linen cloth & woolin yarn worth &1-10-0d. Even though it is 23rd Feb there is still 14/- of wheat, barley & malt. He has boards & wheels. He has 118 sheep worth £23, & cattle in three separate places worth £18, £8-10-0d & £4, hens & a rooster 6/-, 2 oxen £10, a mare, bridle & saddle £5. Money is owed to him by only three people - Robert SWINDELL? £8-10-0d, Geeorge LONGDEN of Stadon £6, & William SMITH of Cowlow £6.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1686

NAILOR
NAYLOR
NEEDHAM
NEWTON
NEEDHAM, George - of Moniash, 1685. (Ad)
the Admin for the estate of George NEEDHAM of Moniash was granted to Mary(X) NEEDHAM, his widow & Richard NAYLOR at Bakewell on 29 Oct 1685.
Inventory: to the value of £13-10-02d was made by Thomas NEWTON, James NAILOR & Edward NEEDHAM, on 25 Sep 1686.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1694

BADSLEY
COCKAYNE
LOBLEY
NEWTON
OXLEY
RIGDEN
NEWTON, John - of Matlock. (Ad)
Also mentioned: Johis RIGDEN,   and Johanne LOBLEY ?  
Inventory: purse and apparell: 13s-4d, In the dwelling house one cupboard one table & a buffet farm 11s, one scat, one chair, one dishboard with ? things in the house 10s, puter & brass & iron things 6s-8d, In the parlour 3 beds with bedding £1-5s, one old chest & a little table 3s-4d, one old horse £1.
Debts owing to: John NEWTON - £16-19s-5d, whereof ???? is desparate £8.
Owing by: John NEWTON £4. Total: £9-8s-9d.
The Praisors Names: Stephen BADSLEY,   Ric ? COCKAYNE,   Henry OXLEY.
Admon. granted to widow Troth NEWTON 24 Mar 1694  before Richus. RIDER n.p.
Note: John buried at Matlock 4 Jan 1685 - q.v. Val Neal's PR transcription.

Contact: Will Johnson

 

1711

ALLSOP
HEATHCOTT
MYCOCK
NEEDHAM
SHALLCROSS
NEEDHAM, Richard - of "fflag" [Flagg], Jul 1711. (Ad)
Admin. for the "estate of Richard Needham of fflag granted to Joanne NEEDHAM "widdow" & Robt MYCOCK, miner at Bakewell July 1711.
Inventory: made 17 Apr 1711 by Tho (T) ALLSOP,   Robt HEATHCOTT,   & Jno SHALLCROSS to the value of £37-4-4d includes 3 cows & calves £9, a heifer & a stirk £3, a mare £4, 63 sheep £14, a little hay 5/- husbandry tools & implements 13/4d;   furniture - a wooden chest £1, 1 cupboard, a dishboard, 2 chairs, 2 tables, a wooden pail, a churn & other small wooden things 15/-, an iron pot & an iron bakestone 10/-.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1714

BEARDSMORE
BURGIN
HOTCHOR
MARSHALL
NODEN
RIDOE
WALCKON
WALTON
NODEN, Samuel - of Heage, Derbyshire, 8 Oct 1714.
Mentions: Thomas NODEN the elder and his wife Faith;   Thomas NODEN the younger;   Samuel NODEN (brother of Thomas NODEN the younger);   cousins Thomas BEARDSMORE,   Hannah BURGIN, and Abigal HOTCHOR?;   Ann MARSHALL;   Miriam WALTON.
Witnesses: Joseph WALCKON?,   Alice WALCKON,   Thomas RIDOE?  

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1721

BOLER
DICKENS
ELLIOTT
GLADWIN
GREGORY
HUDLESTON
MOORE
MORRIS
NICHOLS
ODDY
ROSE
ROWLAND
STEVENS
NICHOLS, Joseph - vicar of Croxton Kyrial in the County of Leicester and Curate of Baslow, 7 Dec 1719.
To be buried "in the Chancell of Baslow Chappell under the Communion table on the north side close to my late dear latter wife".
Beneficiaries: brother Joshua NICHOLS of Greetland near Ealand within the vicarage of Hallifax in Yorkshire [who was married with children];   sister Sara the wife of Griffith MORRIS;   niece Frances MOORE*.
Debtors: Mr Francis HUDLESTON &   Mr William STEVENS (for tithe hay and wool).
Trustees: "trusty good friend" George ELLIOTT of Grislofield &   sister in law Mrs Johanna DICKENS.
Witnesses: Gyles GLADWIN,   Christopher BOLER,   Humphrey ROWLAND.
Appraisers: John GREGORY(sg),   James ROSE(sg),   Richard ODDY(sg), 27 Jan 1720/21. Value £42 9s 10d.
Proved at Bakewell 22 Jun 1721.

 

1725

BOWER
BOWNE
BURTON
HEATH
HEYDON
HINOKEFMAN
NEWTON
ROWSON
ROYES
SHARING
SHORING
SOWTER
TURNER
VARNEN
WOLLEY
WRIGHT
NEWTON, Trauth [Troth] - of Matlock co. Derby wido:, 21 Mar 1724.
to my grand son John WRIGHT - 10£;   my grand son James WRIGHT - 10£ (and) "house wherein I now Dwell with ye Barne & Stable & garden & a litle Bakehouse & the shop now in my possession" (and) "the blak Coult" (and) a 5th share of the shop book depths [debts] with his mother & "three Ants";   my grand doughter Anne (wife of William SHARING) - 10£;   my grand doughter Easter WRIGHT - 10£;   my grand doughter{s} Elizabeth TURNER and Sarah TURNER - (each) 10£;   my grand son Joseph TURNER - 10£;   (and) "my house & garden with ye apurtances now in ye possession of John VARNEN";   my grand doughter{s} Jane TURNER, Troth TURNER, Anne TURNER and Marey TURNER - (each) 10£;   my grand son Samul BOWNE and grand doughter Marey BOWNE (each) 10£;   my great grand doughter{s} Anne SHARING ye yonger and Elizabeth SHARING - (each) £3-6-8;   my great grand doughter Dorathy SHORING - £10-6-8;   to my loving brother Adam ROWSON - 10£.
Joynt Executors: my loving doughters Anne Elizabeth Dorathy & Trauth, and to have all not before bequeathed.
Trauth NEWTON her seale & mark, with:
Witnesses: Thomas HINOKEFMAN{?},   Thomas BOWER Junr,   John WOLLEY.
Inventory by: John HEYDON,   John SOWTER,   James ROYES, 29 Mar 1725. Total: £60-7-2. Copy of Inventory attested by: Fran BURTON,   Robt HEATH.
Probate at Chesterfield 5 May 1725.

Contact: Michael Chance

 

1756

ARGILL
BELL
DONKESON
HILTON
NORTON
STATHEHAM
TONKINSON
NORTON, Charles - of Cauldwell, Derbyshire, cordwainer, 20 Nov 1753. Buried 30 May 1755.
Beneficiaries: daughter Mary STATHEHAM (sic);   son Charles NORTON;   daughter Elizabeth DONKESON (TONKINSON?);   sons John NORTON and Joseph NORTON.
Sole Executor: son Joseph NORTON.
Witnesses: James HILTON;   John ARGILL;   William BELL.
Probate granted 15 Jul 1756, Lichfield.
Complete transcript URL: Will of Charles NORTON, 1756

Contact: Blanche Charles

 

1759

BLACKDEN
BURDIKIN
COATES
DICKEN
FROGGATT
GOODWIN
NEEDHAM
WEBSTER
NEEDHAM, George - of fflag [Flagg], husbandman, 31 Dec 1753.
Executor: his wife Anne.[1] Anne to inherit everything but is to pay to his relations William NEEDHAM snr. & William NEEDHAM jnr. both of Chelmorton 1/- apiece.
Witnesses: Ruth COATES,   Thos. FROGGATT,   Rich. WEBSTER.
Inventory: to the value of £16/12/0d made on 11 Nov 1758 by William GOODWIN,   Thomas BURDIKIN,   & Ephraim BLACKDEN.
He was buried at Chelmorton 7 Nov 1758.
Probate granted at Bakewell 18 May 1759.
Note: [1] Anne was née DICKEN married at Chelmorton 1 Jan 1724.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1786

CRITCHLOW
HOLMES
HOULMES
NEEDHAM
SWANN
NEEDHAM, Richard - of Flagg, in the parish of Bakewell, innholder, 11 Apr 1786.
his wife[1] is to have the use of his "estate" for the rest of her natural life & then it is to go to his son Joseph;   his son Richard is to have £10, his daughter Mary 50/- & his daughter Elizabeth 50/- 12mths after his death.
Witnesses: Joseph HOLMES,   Thomas CRITCHLOW,   & Thomas HOULMES.
He was buried at Chelmorton 14 Apr 1786.
Probate granted at Bakewell to his wife Mary the sole exec.
Note: [1] Mary was née SWANN of Priestcliffe, married 7 May 1746.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1805

BOUMFORD
CHARLESWORTH
F(R?)OGG
FOGG
GODINS
HORROBIN
NEEDHAM
NEEDHAM, George - of Ridgend, Staffordshire, husbandman, 16 Apr 1797.
brother Joseph £100 & wearing apparel;   Ellin BOUMFORD (wife of Joseph BOUMFORD), £1-1-0d & the residue of his effects;   his brothers, sisters & brother-in-law Richard CHARLESWORTH are to share & share alike the remainder;   on another sheet of paper, not numbered or witnessed but possibly in the same handwriting someone is making provision for their sister Elizabeth GODINS.
Executor: Joseph NEEDHAM of Sprink & William HORROBIN of Crowdicote.
Witnesses: Henry F(R?)OGG [Ed: probably FOGG] & Benjamin HORROBIN.
Probate Cheadle 2 May 1805.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1805

BRADBURY
NEEDHAM
WOOD
NEEDHAM, Sarah - of Sheen. (Ad)
Admin granted to her son William on 23 Oct 1805;   it says she died in August.
Signatories: William NEEDHAM, Thomas WOOD, & Thomas BRADBURY.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1813

ADCOCK
HAWKINS
KINGSTON
MILNRS
NORTON
WEBSTER
NORTON, Joseph - of Cauldwell, Derbyshire, cordwainer, 3 Oct 1811. Died 5 Nov 1812.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary NORTON;   son Joseph NORTON;   son William NORTON;   daughter Sarah NORTON;   daughter Elizabeth WEBSTER;   Hannah NORTON widow of (son) Charles NORTON;   son John NORTON;   daughter Ann KIN(G)STON;   son James NORTON.
Executors: wife Mary NORTON and sons John NORTON and William NORTON.
Witnesses: James MILNRS (sic);   Halford ADCOCK;   John HAWKINS.
Probate granted 19 Jan 1813, Lichfield.
Complete transcript URL: Will of Joseph NORTON, 1813

Contact: Blanche Charles

 

1813

HURDMAN
MORRIS
NAYLOR
SKIDMORE
NAYLOR, Samuel, of Flagg, Yeoman.
sister Hannah HURDMAN,   sister-in-law Mary NAYLOR,   sisters Jane MORRIS and Ann NAYLOR, nephew James NAYLOR, nephew Richard NAYLOR of Flagg,   Thomas NAYLOR of Monyash, Yeoman.
Witnesses: John SKIDMORE and George SKIDMORE.
Probate granted at Bakewell 23 Jun 1813.

Contact: Dawn (Naylor) Bruno

 

1820

BOOTHAM
BRASSINGTON
NEEDHAM
NEEDHAM, Joseph - of Sprink, Sheen, farmer, 14 May 1819. Died 12 May 1819.
son Job, £100 when 21;   son John, £100 when 21;   son George, £5;   daughter Martha, £10;   his five daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah, Thomasin, & Mary.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: John BRASSINGTON & Mathew BOOTHAM.
Probate Lichfield 26 Jan 1820.
Note: This will is hard to read. The writing is spindley & the ink very weak. The date of death is apparently before the will was written, but that is what it says on the probate papers.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1824

BLORE
NEEDHAM
TYSON
NEEDHAM, George - of Chelmorton, licensed victualler, 3 Mar 1825. (Ad)
Admin for the "estate" of George Needham Lic Vic of "The Duke of York" i/t/p of Chelmorton granted to his widow, Ann, John BLORE of Collins Low, Youlgreave, farmer & John TYSON of Buxton, stonemason at Fairfield on 3 Mar 1825, at Fairfield. He died 31 Jul 1824.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1829

BRITTLEBANK
GOULD
JOHNSON
NEEDHAM
RILEY
SALT
WARDLE
NEEDHAM, William - of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, Yeoman, 7 Jul 1828. Died 23 Jul 1829.
The document starts by referring to an indenture of Lease & Release dated 15 & 16 Dec 1817 made between himself in the first part, his wife Elizabeth in the second part & John WARDLE late of Sheen, deceased in the third part of his freehold estate called Pool & other messuages of which William & Elizabeth are to have the use until their decease & that this must be written into his will & witnessed by 3 witnesses. I (Val) have not found any other information that helps me understand why, when or how much was the value of the estate but fairly large sums seem to have been involved. There is a mortuage of £280 to be paid, he leaves legacies as follows:- to William GOULD the son of Josiah GOULD of Oaken Clough who was a faithful servant during William's illness, his servant Samuel JOHNSON £120, Samuels wife Sarah JOHNSON £50 & Samuel's children Samuel, Hannah, Thomas, Mary, Ralph, & William £100 each when they come of age or marry & the remainder to his nephew Samuel NEEDHAM son of his brother Joseph.
Executors & Trustees: Samuel JOHNSON yeoman of Booth Low & Benjamin BRITTLEBANK gentleman of Winster.
Witnesses: George SALT of Flathead & Samuel RILEY of Ridgend, Benjamin BRITTLEBANK.
Probate 27 Jan 1829.
Note: The date of probate is apparently before making the will. This does not make sense, but it is what is written.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1829

BOAM
COATES
CREWE
NEEDHAM
RAYNER
WOOD
NEEDHAM, George - of Moscar in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire, farmer, 25 Mar 1829. Died 12 Jun 1829.
his d. Martha WOOD wife of Joseph WOOD, £30;   his d-in-law Mary NEEDHAM the wife of his late son George, £10;   his youngest d. Mary, £20;   his d. Hannah BOAM, £20;   his s. James BOAM, £20;   he is a tennant at will of Sir George CREWE & asks for the tennancy to continue between his d-in-law Mary & his son James BOAM & specifies how they are to maintain the property;   he also states that his children by his last wife are James BOAM, Hannah BOAM, & Mary NEEDHAM.
Executors: Thomas NEEDHAM of Longnor, grocer & draper & James BOAM of Buxton, farmer.
Witnesses: Christo COATES & Wm RAYNER.
Probate 3 Nov 1829.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1837

CANTRELL
HAWTHORNE
NAYLOR
NAYLOR, Richard, of Flagg, Farmer, dated 1836.
son Samuel NAYLOR, son William NAYLOR,   son-in-law John CANTRELL, grandchildren William CANTRELL,   Hannah CANTRELL, Alice CANTRELL, John CANTRELL and Mary CANTRELL.
Witnesses: John HAWTHORNE,   Thomas CANTRELL and Mary CANTRELL.
Probate at Bakewell 14 Jun 1837.

Contact: Dawn (Naylor) Bruno

 

1845

APPLEBY
BROSTER
BURTON
DORMAN
FLETCHER
HAMBLETON
HARRARD
LOVATT
NORTON
NUTT
WATSON
NORTON, Joseph - of Cauldwell, Derbyshire, gardener, 16 Jun 1835. Died 29 Mar 1837.
Beneficiaries: wife Ann NORTON;   children Joseph NORTON;   John NORTON;   William NORTON;   Thomas NORTON;   George NORTON;   Ann NUTT;   Rebecca WATSON;   Martha LOVATT.
Properties & Tenants: a./ five freehold dwelling-houses or tenements situate in Burton upon Trent co. Stafford, four of which are in the several occupations of Joseph APPLEBY,   Thomas BROSTER,   Elizabeth HAMBLETON,   & Joseph DORMAN (the other being unoccupied);   b./ two leasehold dwellinghouses or tenements adjoining the above and in the several occupations of Thomas HARRARD,   & Mrs BURTON.
Executors: sons George NORTON & William NORTON.
Trustees: sons George NORTON, William NORTON & Thomas NORTON.
Witnesses: James FLETCHER;   Thomas FLETCHER;   John BURTON.
Probate granted 14 Nov 1845, Lichfield.
Complete transcript URL: Will of Joseph NORTON, 1845

Contact: Blanche Charles

 

1846

BALL
BOTHAM
GOULD
JOHNSON
NEEDHAM
RILEY
WARDLE
NEEDHAM, Elizabeth - of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, widow, 14 Feb 1846. Died 30 Mar 1846.
niece Mary wife of Joseph BALL £300;   niece Sarah GOULD £300;   niece Sarah GOULD (is this the same person?), a feather bed, a bolster, pillows, blankets & 3prs sheets;   Mary WARDLE (d. of William GOULD of Oaken Clough), £50 - all the above legacies to be paid twelve months after of the testator's death;   her servant George BALL, all the live-stock;   all the rest, residue & remainder to her nephews William, Richard, & Thomas GOULD, share & share alike;   there is then a gap in the will left blank, followed by the name Thomas WARDLE of Sheen.
Executors: Samuel JOHNSON of Booth Low - this is the only name on the will but the probate papers also have Thomas WARDLE.
Witnesses: Samuel RILEY & Matthew BOTHAM.   Testator made her mark [X]
Probate Apr 1846.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1866

JONES
NORTON
PETTS
NORTON, Hannah - of Derby in the County of Derby, widow, 7 Aug 1866.
Beneficiary & Executor: son Henry NORTON[1].
Witnesses: William JONES, General Baptist Minister, Derby;   Robert PETTS, Peters Street, Derby.
Testator d. 2 Jun 1866. Probate granted 24 Aug 1866, Derby.
Note: [1] son Henry NORTON - see his Will 9 Aug 1886.
Complete transcript URL: Will of Hannah NORTON, 1866

Contact: Blanche Charles

 

1886

NORTON
PETTS
TURNER
NORTON, Henry - of Derby in the County of Derby, Accountant's Clerk, 7 Aug 1866.
Beneficiary & Executrix: wife Harriet NORTON.
Witnesses: Robert PETTS, 60 Peters Street, Derby;   Thomas TURNER, 17 Hulland Street, Derby.
Testator d. 1 Jun 1886. Probate granted 9 Aug 1886, Derby.
Complete transcript URL: Will of Henry NORTON, 1886

Contact: Blanche Charles

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