Derbyshire Wills

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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:-

 

1549

BOLL
CADMAN
DEYNE
LEES
MADDER
MOOR
POZOR
WALKER
WYGGELEY
WYGGELEY, Richard, of Middleton by Wirksworth, 9 Aug 1549.
wife Isabell WYGGELEY;   son John WYGGELEY;   daughters Elyzabeth, Katheryne & Crystyne WYGGELEY;   three honest men, Edward WALKER,   George MADDER,   John POZOR;   Alice of Higstin;   brother William WYGGELEY;  
Witnesses: Rychard MOOR,   John LEES,   James DEYNE;  
Appraisers of Inventory: James DEYNE,   Edward BOLL,   Raffe CADMAN.
Proved 1549.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1585

BARBER
BOLLER
BOWDEN
BRAMALL
CRESWEL
GIBB
GREENSON
JACSON
LINGARD
SHORE
WARD
WARDE
YEAVELEY
WARD, Anthony - of the parish of Glossop, yeoman. (I)
Inventory by: George YEAVELEY,   John BOLLER,   Sampsone WARDE &   Richard BOWDEN, 28 May 1585. Those owing debts to Anthony: Richard GREENSON,   Thomas GREENSON & his son Anthonie;   Anthonie CRESWEL,   Anthonie BRAMALL,   Anthonie GIBB,   the executors of Edward BARBER,   Joane JACSON,   Peter SHORE, Richard SHORE &   Nicholas LINGARD.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1594

BOWDEN
CARENTON
KYRKE
WARD
YEAVELEY
WARD, Edward - of the parish of Glossop. (I)
Inventory by: Henrie KYRKE of the Courses, Thomas KYRKE of Sherocks,   Robt CARENTON of Courses &   Richard BOWDEN of Brownsyde, 1 Jun 1594;   Value: £33-15-8, debts;   Value: £30-10-3.
Those owing debts to Edward: sister Margrett.
Those Edward owed: his brother George WARD, his sister An,   his brother Anthonie, his brother Henrie, his sister Ellen,   his mother & George YEAVELEY.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1601

ARNFELDE
B?RDINCAR
BARBER
BARNES
BRAMALL
DOWNES
GEE
HADFIELD
HAYWARDE
HYDE
MELLORRE
NEDLIME
NORMANSELL
RYDGWAY
STAFFORDE
SYKES
WARRINGTON
WYLDE
WARRINGTON, Richard, Shearman of Thornsett, 1601.
wife Ellen*;   brother: Ottiwell WARRINGTON.
Overseers: John WARRINGTON and Nycholas WARRINGTON his brethren,   Robert RYDGWAY.
Creditors: Leonarde BARBER,   Nycholas WARRINGTON brother,   Thomas MELLORRE of Betfielde,   Robert WARRINGTON nephew,   Margret BARNES,   William BRAMALL,   Thomas {B?RDINCAR},   Raphe HYDE,   Robert HADFIELD.
Debtors: Edwarde DOWNES,   Thomas HAYWARDE,   William WYLDE,   Francis BARNES.
Witnesses: Henrie NEDLIME,   Thomas WARRINGTON,   Thomas GEE,   Gwalter NORMANSELL.
Appraisers of Inventory: Raphe ARNFELDE,   Thomas STAFFORDE,   Raphe MELLORRE,   John SYKES;   Value: £23.6.8.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1602

CLOWES
DOWNES
GEE
GRENSMITHE
HILL
HYDE
NORMASELL
WARRENTON
WARRINGTON
WHYTLE
WARRINGTON, William, husbandman of Kinder Bank, 1602.
brothers Hughe WARRENTON, Thomas WARRENTON;   children of Hughe: George, John, Alles, Margrit;   nieces Alles WARRENTON, Jane WARRENTON;   sister Alles WARRENTON*;   cousin Thomas WARRENTON of the halewalles.
Beneficiaries: Marye GRENSMITHE,   Sir Gualther NORMASELL,   Rondulphe HYDE of Heyfelde.
Overseers: Sir Gualther NORMASELL,   Thomas WARRENTON cousin,   Rondulphe HYDE of Heyfeelde.
Debtors: William HILL,   Richarde WARRENTON, deceased, to be paid by his brother Nycholas;   John CLOWES of Ashburne,   Thomas GEE of the overlee.
Witnesses: William DOWNES,   Thomas WHYTLE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1604

ARMFIELD
BATE
BEARD
BOWDEN
DOWNES
FLETCHER
FRYTHE
HAIGHE
HALDSWORTH
HEWARD
HIBBERT
HYDE
LOWE
MARCHINTON
MELLOR
MOULTE
RADCLIFFE
REDFERNE
SAVAGE
SHARTTE
WARRINGTON
WHYTHEAD
WOOD
WARRINGTON, John, Sherman of New Mills, 1604.
wife Margrett*;   sons Henrie, Richard, John*;   brother Ottiwell WARRINGTON.
Beneficiaries: Jane WARRINGTON alias HALDSWORTH,   Robert WARRINGTON alias MARCHINTON.
Witnesses: Raphe HYDE,   Nicholas WARRINGTON,   Thoms WARRINGTON,   Robert HYDE.
Creditors: Thomas BATE of Whytle greene,   George REDFERNE,   Edward HYDE,   George WOOD of Lunchclough,   Thomas HIBBERT.
Debtors: Thomas LOWE,   the wyfe of Frances MOULTE,   Ottiwell BOWDEN, Anthonye BOWDEN, Thomas BOWDEN for his brother,   Thomas HEWARD of Rowarth the elder,   Edward DOWNES,   Robert RADCLIFFE,   John HYDE of Harthill, John HYDE of Longlie,   Edmond WHYTHEAD,   John FLETCHER,   George REDFERNE for his mother,   William BEARD,   Robert FRYTHE,   Widdow SAVAGE of Castleton,   Rondulphe HYDE of Chisworth,   Ottiwell MELLOR of Lowlaughton,   Jervis HAIGHE deceased.
Appraisers of Inventory: Raphe ARMFIELD,   Lawrance HYDE,   George SHARTTE,   Nicholas WARRINGTON;   Value: £21.8.0.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1610

BRETTNOR
CHEYNYE
DAKIN
HEYWARD
RENERDINE
WHITE
WHITE, Raphe - yeoman of Ashford, 17 Feb 1610.
eldest son Francis already deeded all Raphe's lands in Monyash;   son Thomas;   son Nicholas already given all Raph's lands in Chelmorton;   son Godfrey;   son Raphe given the lease on some land (presumably in Ashford);   also mentions Robert DAKIN, Thomas BRETTNOR, Laurence CHEYNYE, & George HEYWARD;   25s. to Ashford Church;   5s. to each of his servants;   sons Nicholas and Raphe execs.
Witnesses: William RENERDINE,   George HEYWARD,   John HEYWARD,   & John WHITE;   lengthy list of debtors.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1630

BRADBURY
DOWNES
HOBSON
MELLER
RIDGEWAY
RIDGWAY
WARINGETON
WARINGTON
WARINTON
WARRINGETON
WARRINGTON
WYLD
WARRINGTON, Thomas, yeoman of Hallwalls, 1630.
wife Margret*;   brother Nicholas.
Beneficiaries: Nicholas WARINGTON son of Robert WARRINGETON,   Richard WARINGETON of the Choppherst,   Elin wife of Edmund HOBSON.
Overseers: friends Robert RIDGWAY yeoman of Aspinshawe,   Nicholas son of Robert WARINGETON.
Creditors: executors of Raphe MELLER,   John WYLD of Tortoppe, brother Nicholas.
Appraisers of Inventory: Nicholas WARINTON snr,   Edwarde DOWNES,   Nicholas BRADBURY,   John RIDGEWAY;   Value: £18.12.0.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1631

ARMEFIELDE
BENET
BRADBURIE
BREARELEY
BREMELL
CLEATON
HIBBARD
HOBSON
KINDER
MELLOR
M{?}NERY
NICKSON
RADCLIFFE
RIDGWAY
SHERT
SWINDELS
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Nicholas, yeoman of Nether Spinnerbothom, 1631.
son Robert WARRINGTON alias SWINDELS;   children of son: Robert WARRINGTON, Margret WARRINGTON;   grandchild Nicholas WARRINGTON.
Also mentioned: Ann BRADBURIE widow.
Executors: Richard NICKSON the elder of Hockerley,   Nicholas WARRINGTON grandchild.
Overseers: Edmund WARRINGTON of Wayley,   Edmund NICKSON of Hockerley clerk.
Witnesses: Robert WARRINGTON,   Edmund NICKSON.
Debtors: Robert RADCLIFFE of Heatherbanke,   Thomas MELLOR of Snapehay,   Richard WARRINGTON of Copphurst,   George CLEATON of Disley,   John KINDER jnr.
Creditors: Nicholas WARRINGTON,   M BREMELL,   Otiwell WARRINGTON,   Roger BENET,   Raph ARMEFIELDE,   James BREARELEY,   John HIBBARD,   Edmund HOBSON,   Robert SHERT,   Jo: M{?}NERY Esqr,   Jo: WARRINGTON.
Appraisers of Inventory: John BRADBURIE,   John RIDGWAY,   Edmund WARRINGTON,   John WARRINGTON.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1636

COOPER
CRAVEN
FROST
SHELDON
WHITE
WHITE, Thurstan - of Sheldon, 10 Dec 1635.
to be buried in the church at Bakewell;   20s. towards maintaining a minister in Sheldon;   brother William WHITE 40s.;   William's daughter's [An], Frances, & Mary (each) 10s.;   my godfather Thurston WHITE, my mother Alice WHITE, & my wife's sister Sarah FROST (each) 5s.;   Elizabeth WHITE, Jane WHITE, & [An] WHITE (each) 12d.;   my man Hugh SHELDON the halfe part of my … at ……   & half of the tools that doth belong it;   David FROST, saddle;   unnamed wife to be sole executrix
Witnesses: George FROST,   John FROST,   Rob CRAVEN.
Inventory: 11 Jan 1635/6 (£83-10s-6d) by Abraham COOPER,   George FROST,   & John FROST, all of Sheldon.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1637

BARBER
BENETT
COTTRELL
CRESSWELL
DAKINS
GIBB
HADFIELD
KIRKE
KYRKE
LOMAS
LOWE
SLACK
SLACKE
TUNSTID
WARD
WYATT
YEAVELEY
YONGE
WARD, George - of Brownsyde, parish of Glossop, yeoman, 14 May [1636?].
Beneficiaries: son Anthony WARD (heir apparent);   younger son George;   daughter Anne, daughter Ellen & brother George WARD.
Others named: Thomas DAKINS of Tunstid Milnton as having in his hands one pewter dish.
Witnesses: Charles KYRKE,   son Anthony WARD,   Raphe CRESSWELL. Subscribers: Thomas YEAVELEY &   Anthony WARD.
Inventory: Those owing debts to George: Anthony WARD,   Henry KIRKE,   Robt TUNSTID,   Thomas COTTRELL,   Edward BENETT of the Hill,   Nicholas YONGE,   Richard YEAVELEY Jun.,   George LOWE of Edall,   Robt YEAVELEY,   the executors of Alise KIRKE late deceased,   Nicholas LOMAS of Thornelee,   Robt GIBB,   Thomas KIRKE,   the heir of George HADFIELD,   his sister Grace KIRKE,   Thomas SLACK,   the heir of Raphe LOWE &   Robt TUNSTID Jun.
Those George owed: William BARBER,   Roger WYATT &   Robert SLACKE.
Probate granted at Chesterfield 6 Apr 1637.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1637

BRAMHALL
SAVAGE
WHITE
WHITE, Godfrey - husbandman of Blackwell, Taddington. 1637.
Inventory by: Eliis BRAMHALL,   & John SAVAGE.
Probate 20 Jun 1637 to Dorothie WHITE - no will.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1638

BRADBURY
DOWNES
FFRYER
HYDE
MELLOR
NICKSON
RIDGWAY
SILVESTER
WARRINGTON
WATERHOUSE
WILKINSON
WARRINGTON, Margaret, widow of Netherspinner Bottom, 1638.
Beneficiaries: Nicholas BRADBURY and his wife Jane of Hallwalls,   Margaret wife of Nicholas WILKINSON of Heyfeild.
Executor: Nicholas WARRINGTON.
Overseer: Richard NICKSON of Hockerlie.
Witnesses: Mary MELLOR,   Robert WARRINGTON,   Raphe WATERHOUSE.
Debtors: John WARRINGTON of the Start,   Mary MELLOR,   Nicholas BRADBURY,   Richard FFRYER clerk,   Nicholas WARRINGTON.
Appraisers of Inventory: Robert RIDGWAY,   William HYDE,   Edward DOWNES,   Richard SILVESTER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1638

DALE
HEATHCOT
HEATHCOTT
ROBINSON
WHITE
WHITE, Ralph - of Chelmorton, yeoman, 20 Jul 1637.
wife Elizabeth gets her third;   bequest to Chapel at Chelmorton;   "everie one of my godchildren 12d.";   balance shared between daughter Marie and son Ralph, when they are 21.
Witnesses: Thomas ROBINSON,   Thurstan DALE,   & […] HEATHCOT.
Proved at Bakewell 8 Feb 1638 - "Obligation" to Nicholas HEATHCOTT.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1641

GROVE
PORTER
STONE
WINSTONE
WINSTONE, John - Stepney, merchantaylor.
sons John & Abraham;   sister Prudence GROVE;   cousin Mary GROVE;   brother Edward WINSTONE;   3 children of bro Thomas PORTER.
Executor: brother Edwd GROVE winecooper.
Witness: Samuel STONE.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London, London Division  c1641: Vol 28, f246.
Note: The testator was apprenticed 1617 son of Abraham WINSTONE of Derby co. Derby tailor.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1641

BONNER
DOD
EATON
HANMER
TAYLOR
THAYDAYWAY
WAGSTAFFE
WAGSTAFFE, John - St Giles Cripplegate, citizen and bricklayer of London.
cousin Charles (son of Charles WAGSTAFFE of Glossop co Derby yeo);   John son of sister Anne (wife of George TAYLOR of Ludworth co Derby);   Francis THAYDAYWAY brickmaker;   Nicholas BONNER painter;   son William.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Peter DOD, Joshua EATON & Thomas HANMER.
Proved 1641, Dean and Chapter of St Pauls Cathedral; Vol E, f206.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1641

WHITE
…ULLINS
WHITE, Francis - of Great Longstone, 30 Jan 1640/1.
to be buried in church at Great Longstone;   son Nicholas WHITE £100 when 21;   wife Frances sole exec;   servant Mary […ULLINS], 6s.8d.;   brother Thomas WHITE "my best cloake";   to my [xxxxxxx] Godfrey WHITE a payre of [b…shes] and a dublet [xxxxxxx unreadable, but doesn't look like son, brother, cousin, uncle etc];   10s. to the poor of Chelmorton to be bestowed by my brother Thomas.
Probate granted 28 Apr 1641 to Frances WHITE.
Notes (her) obligation to son Nicholas implying that he is fairly young?

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1642

PUNTE
WHITE
WHITE, Peter - husbandman of Sheldon, 14 Mar 1641/2.
to be buried in the church at Bakewell;   brother Stephen, "all my [ground] with all the […] thereunto belonging;   sisters Elen, Mary, & [Fransus] (each) 10s.;   [Reth] WHITE 10s.;   [unclle] Stiven;   Alice [PUNTE], 12d.;   Elen [P]EATH, 12d.;   everything else to son John.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1642

GREENE
HOTKINS
MOWER
STAFFORD
WHITE
WHYTE
WHYTE, Richard - of Baslow, 27 Apr 1642.
To be buried in the chapel yard at Baslow.
Beneficiaries: my son Edmund WHYTE - 12d.,   daughter Sarah GREENE - 12d.,   son Thomas WHITE (sic) - one iron crow 4 wedges one pick and one stone axe one pewter dish and one pottinger;   to each of son Richard WHYTE, daughter Marie WHYTE, daughter Ellen WHYTE, and daughter Ann WHYTE - one pewter dish and one pottinger;   wife Elizabeth WHYTE to have the rest 'to the end that she may bring up my two youngest children' (she also Executrix).
"My will is that if any of my children chance to travile this way they shalbe bould to call at this my house for a nights lodging".
Witness: Robert MOWER.
Appraisers of Inventory: Richard HOTKINS,   Robt STAFFORD,   John WHYTE, 25 May 1642. Value: £13-15s-8d.
Proved Bakewell 6 Jun 1642.

 

1646

WHITE
WHYTE
WHITE, Stephen - husbandman of Sheldon, 1645. (Ad)
Inventory: dated 15 Nov 1645;   administration of "Stephen WHYTE late of Sheldon, husbandman" granted to Ellen WHITE, mentions John WHITE &   Peter WHITE (his children?), 19 Jan 1645/6.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1649

ASHTON
BRAND
ECHER
ECHRE
WHITE
WHITE, Francis - of Stoney Middleton, yeoman, 2 Mar 1648/9.
"first son" Thomas WHITE, son Peter WHITE;   William WHITE and Ralph WHITE, sons of the late Ralph WHITE;   son John WHITE exec.
Witnesses: Robert ASHTON,   George [ECHRE],   Henery BRAND,     & Abraham [ECHER]
Probate 13 Apr 1649.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1650

BARBER
BRAMMALL
DEUSNAPP
EYRE
HADFIELD
HAIGH
HAIGHE
MORTON
ROBINSON
WAGSTAFFE
WOOD
WOOD, Elizabeth, of Whitfield, Widow, 22 Apr 1650.
nephew Robert HAIGHE of Whitfield,   niece Ellin HAIGH (sister of Robert),   John HAIGHE (son of Robert),   niece Martha HAIGH (daughter of Joane HAIGH of Whitfield).
Beneficiary: George WOOD,   sister Joane HAIGHE*,   landlord John WAGSTAFFE of Glossop,   Aim? & Joane, daughters of Robert WOOD,   nephew Roberte,   beneficiary & debtor Robert BRAMMALL of Bridge End.
Witnesses & appraisers of Inventory: Robert ROBINSON,   John MORTON.
Debtors: Robert DEUSNAPP,   Alexander HADFIELD,   Robert HAIGHE,   John HAIGHE.
Appraisers of Inventory: William BARBER,   Robert EYRE, 13 May 1650.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1651

CURTISS
JOHNS
JOHNSON
STEVENSON
STOATES
WOODING
WOODING, Richard - of Matlock, 17 May 1650.
Beneficiaries: to wife Marjory WOODING - a house and land in Scropton for the term of her life, thence to Stephen WOODING son of his brother William WOODING. One cottage to pass from Stephen WOODING to Stephen's sister Ellen WOODING. Also mentions his brother Thomas WOODING.
Inventory: signed by Robert CURTISS, William JOHNS, Edm JOHNS & another;   value £124 12s 6d.
Witnesses: William W JOHNSON,   Mary STOATES,   John STEVENSON
Proved Jan 1650/1.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1652

BRENT
EATCHE
EATCHES
HELD
RAGG
SHARWIN
SWINDELL
WHITE
WHITE, John - of Stony middleton co. Darby, yeoman, 12 Jun 1651.
to Anne SWINDELL the wife of John SWINDELL deceased - tenn shillings , to George EATCHES the sonne of George EATCHES tenne shillings , to Ellisebeth EATCHES and Anne EATCHES (daughters to Thomas EATCHE) either of them twenty shillings , to George RAGG in the dale tenne shillings , to Anne SHARWIN wife of Thomas SHARWIN tenn shillings , to ffrancis RAGG tenn shillings , to John SWINDELL sonne to John SWINDELL ffyve shillings , to John RAGG Thomas RAGG and Denis RAGG the sonnes (of) Denis RAGG - eatch of them foure Ewes;   R&R to Denis RAGG my legacies and funerall expensces discharged for the possession interest and tenant Right to the howse and ffarme and what belonges it (and) after the death of the said Denis and Margaret his wife that the said John RAGG shall have it payeinge the rent and service due for the same ~ and this said Denis RAGG the elder my true full and lawfull Executor of this my last will and testament ~ John WHITE his mark.
Witnesses: John WHITE his marke, thomas HELD his marke.
Proved at London (PCC) before Sr Nathaniell BRENT 24 May 1652 by the oath of  Dennis RAGG. PRO Ref: 11/#221.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1661

?VALENES
GARDUM
HEATON
OTES
PENNISTON
RAGG
RICH
RISHON
ROWLAND
WHITE
WORTHINGTON
WHITE, Jone - of Baslow, widow, 10 Jun 1661.
'sick of body': to be buried in chapel yard of Baslow.
Beneficiaries: son Samuel WHITE - my farm during my lease with the consent of the lord or his officers;   son Gorge WHITE - half part of the holme close and half part of one half acre in the west field and £5;   son Samuel - one bay of building called the cote standing upon the common called the Woodknowle, my best featherbed and all the money he owes me if I do not need it myself;   to son-in-law John OTES - 7£ he owes me and 10£ at my decease;   to son-in-law Robart ROWLAND - £2-3s. he owes me, John ROWLAND - 20/-;   to Richard RICH and Sara ?VALENES - 10/- each;   to John WHITE and Luce WHITE his sister - 5/- each;   to Ann WHITE;   Robeart RISHON,   Mary WORTHINGTON - 5/-;   Sara the daughter of John OTES - one mattress and all the furniture that belongs to a bed;   Edmund WHITE son of John WHITE - one great ark in the cellar, bedstocks and one little box in the wall by the fireside.
Executor: son Samuel WHITE.
Witnesses: John RAGG,   John HEATON.
Appraisers of Inventory: Rodger PENNISTON,   Thomas GARDUM, 1 Aug 1661. Value: £122-5s-6d.
Proved at Bakewell 1661.

 

1661

BARDSLEY
BUTTERWORTH
HOWLEY
ROBINSON
WOOD
WOOD, Robert, of Whitfield, Yeoman, 14 Jul 1660.
son George WOOD,   grandson Robert WOOD,   granddaughter Ann WOOD,   (now) wife Jane WOOD*,   daughters Ann & Joane WOOD.
Witnesses: Edmund BARDSLEY,   William HOWLEY,   Abraham BUTTERWORTH.
Appraisers of Inventory: William BARDSLEY of Manchester,   Raph BARDSLEY of Holme,   William ROBINSON of Whitfield,   Robert ROBINSON of Whitfield, yeomen, 26 Sep 1660.
Probate granted 24 Aug 1661.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1663

GODDARD
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, John, of Glossop parish, 1663. (Ad)
granted to Ellen WARRINGTON alia GODDARD widow of Glossop.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1663

BESTALL
COURLEY
HAGUE
HARRIS
HOLLINSHEAD
JENNINGS
STOANE
WHITE
WHITE, Alice - spinster of Ashford, 23 Apr (no year)
brother Thomas WHITE £1;   sister Elizabeth BESTALL, 10s.;   Elizabeth JENNINGS & Ann her sister, 20s. each;   Margaret COURLEY 20s.;   Mary HAGUE 10s.;   [George] HAGUE, 20s.;   John HARRIS & Ann HARRIS, son & daughter to George HARRIS, 20s. each;   John WHITE, son of David WHITE, 20s.;   sister Ann HARRIS, 20s.;   brothers Stephen WHITE & George HARRIS, all the rest, also execs.
Witnesses: Thomas [STOANE],   & Edward HOLLINSHEAD.
Probate at Bakewell 7 May 1663.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1664

ARMEFEILDE
ARNEFEILD
ARNEFIELD
HYDE
SIDDALE
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Richard, husbandman of Cophurst, 1664.
now wife Dorothy*;   son Ottiwell WARRINGTON;   dau Elizabeth wife of John SIDDALE.
Witnesses: Nicholas WARRINGTON,   William ARMEFEILDE,   John HYDE.
Debtors: William ARNEFEILD,   Nicholas WARRINGTON.
Creditor: William ARNEFEILD.
Appraisers of Inventory: Robert ARNEFEILD,   Nicholas WARRINGTON,   William ARNEFIELD,   Nicholas WARRINGTON;   Value: £16.0.6.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1667

BIDWELL
COOPER
CORBY
COST
FALLOWER
FRANCIS
HAGUE
STONE
TIKES
WHITE
WHYTE
WHITE, Stephen - of Ashford, husbandman, 1 Apr 1667.
sister Elizabeth [COST] 1s.;   George FRANCIS & Ann his wife & John his son & Ann his daughter 1s. each;   Hanna HAGUE and his [sic] two children 1s. each;   Margaret [CORBY] 1s.;   John WHYTE & Ann WHYTE his mother 1s. each;   Mary the wife of Robert [TIKES] 1s.;   James STONE 1s.;   John COOPER & Thomas WHYTE one [hike] of wheat each;   kinsman George HAGUE "right & title of my farm and tenament which I hold in Ashford under the Rt Hon Christian Countess of Devonshire, Dowager", & exec;   Thomas WHYTE & Margaret his wife 1s. each.
Witnesses: Francis [FALLOWER],   & Wm BIDWELL.
Probate at Bakewell 20 Sep 1667.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1668

AUTUM
NICKSON
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Edward of Hockerley co. Chester, 1668.
sons Hugh, Robert*, Edward, John;   grandchildren Edward WARRINGTON, Ellen WARRINGTON.,  
Witnesses: Richard NICKSON,   Henry AUTUM.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1671

ARMEFEILD
ARMEFIELD
HEAWARD
HYDE
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Dorothy widow of Cophurst, 1671.
brother William HEAWARD.
Beneficiaries: Ottiwell WARRINGTON,   William ARMEFEILD* of Cophurst and his wife Alice,   daughter Dorothy and son Jeremiah.
Witnesses: Ellin ARMEFIELD,   John HYDE,   Ottiwell WARRINGTON.
Appraisers of Inventory: Nicholas WARRINGTON,   Cristipher ARMEFEILD,   Ottiwell WARRINGTON,   John HYDE;   Value: £14.12.0.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1671

BUXTON
SHELDON
WHITE
WHITE, Henry - miner of Brushfield, 1666-71.
admin mentions "Henry WHITE ye husband late of [P…..] WHITE".
Inventory: 2 Nov 1666 (£21-3s-2d) of "Henry WHITE of Brushfield, myner" taken by George SHELDON,   Stephen SHELDON,   William BUXTON,   & John BUXTON.
Probate granted at Bakewell to Anna WHITE 4 Apr 1671 - no will.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1673

BOWDEN
CROSFIELD
HILL
MAUNDY
NEWTON
ROBINSON
SHELDON
WEBSTER
WHITE
WHITE, Michael - of Brushfield, miner.
Inventory: 30 Dec 1672 by George SHELDON of Brushfield,   Thomas BOWDEN of Brushfield,   Stephen SHELDON of Priestcliffe,   & Thomas NEWTON of Taddington, lists the following debts owed to the deceased: John CROSFIELD senior of Taddington £13;   Richard ROBINSON £1;   Rich NEWTON 10/0;   Henry WEBSTER 4/2;   Thomas [MAUNDY] 3/0;   Mary HILL 1/0. Admin signed by Ellen WHITE, George SHELDON & Gervase WHITE.
Probate granted 26 Apr 1673 to Ellen WHITE, widow of deceased.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1673

ANNABLE
ELSE
MILWARD
WHEATCROFT
WIGLEY
WHEATCROFT, Edward, of Wirksworth, 14 Apr 1665.
wife Elizabeth WHEATCROFT*,   son Joseph WHEATCROFT*,   oldest son Edward WHEATCROFT;   other sons John, William & Vanduran WHEATCROFT;   unmarried daughters Mary & Sarah WHEATCROFT;   overseer Henry WIGLEY of Cromford;  
Witnesses: Edward MILWARD,   Henry ELSE,   John ANNABLE.
Proved at Lichfield 3 Sep 1673.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1673

BIRDS
DALE
WHITE
WHITE, Ralph - of Sheldon, 1673.
admin mentions Francis WHITE of Monyash [yeoman];   William WHITE [of Chapel en le Frith];   [Maria, relict];   signed by Francis WHITE, & William WHITE.
Inventory: 20 Sep 1673 of Ralph WHITE late of Sheldon yeoman by Roger DALE,   Tho BIRDS.
Probate granted at Bakewell Nov 1673 to (I believe!) Francis WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1674

BRADDOCKE
HEAWARD
HINCHCLIFFE
KINDER
KIRKE
SLACK
WARRINGTON
WILD
WARRINGTON, Robert, Clothier of Stoneshead Hayfield, 1674.
wife Dorothy*;   brothers in law John KINDER of Kinder Head,   Nicholas WARRINGTON of Haigh;   sisters: Elizabeth KINDER,   Margrett WARRINGTON;   brother Nicholas WARRINGTON of Haigh;   nephew Raph KINDER;   servant Martha WILD.
Beneficiaries: Thomas HINCHCLIFFE, Henry HINCHCLIFFE,   Ottiwell KIRKE.
Witnesses: Martha WILD,   Ottiwell KIRKE.
Appraisers of Inventory: Robert SLACK,   Ottiwell KIRKE,   Nicholas WARRINGTON,   John HEAWARD,   John BRADDOCKE;   Value: £156.13.4.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1675

ARNEFIELD
BARBER
BARDSLEY
BOOTH
BOOWRE
BOWDON
BRADBURIE
BRIRELEY
DOWNES
KYNDER
PICKFORD
WARRINGTON
WATEROUS
WARRINGTON, Nicholas the elder, yeoman of Haigh, 1675.
now wife Elizabeth;   sisters Margaret, Elizabeth KYNDER;   brothers in law John KYNDER,   Nicholas WARRINGTON the younger;   nieces Marie WARRINGTON, Margaret WARRINGTON,   Elizabeth daughters of Margaret and Nicholas WARRINGTON;   Margaret PICKFORD,   Elizabeth KYNDER, Ann KYNDER daughters of Elizabeth and John KYNDER;   nephews Godfrey, Raphe, Nicholas sons of Elizabeth and John KYNDER,   John son of Nicholas WARRINGTON;   wife's aunt Elizabeth, living in Yorkshire;   tenant Thomas BOOTH hosier;   landlord Mr Edmund BRADBURIE.
Beneficiaries: James WARRINGTON of New Mill,   the children of James BRIRELEY of Bugsworth,   Robert ARNEFIELD of Edall,   John DOWNES of Lanesyde, ffrances DOWNES,   George DOWNES of Highgate, Thomas DOWNES,   Elizabeth BARBER widow of Hayfield.
Executors: Raphe KYNDER, Nicholas KYNDER.
Witnesses: James BOWDON, Anthony BOWDON,   Samuel BARDSLEY clerk.
Appraisers of Inventory: James BOWDON,   Edward BOOWRE,   ffrances DOWNES,   Niklis WATEROUS;   Value: £292.00.11.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1675

ASHTON
ATKINSON
BEARD
DEANE
DOWNES
KIRKE
KYRKE
LATHAM
WARD
YOUNG
WARD, Anthony - of Brownsyde, parish of Glossop, yeoman, 27 Jun 1673.
Beneficiaries: George WARD;   nephew George son to brother George WARD;   Thomas LATHAM (son to sister Ellen);   Anthony WARD (son to brother George WARD);   [his] sister Grace WARD & Ellen WARD (daughters to brother George WARD);   Thomas BEARD (son to sister Anne);   Thomas & Mary (children of Thomas BEARD);   Ann KYRKE daughter of George KIRKE of Chinley;   Anthony YOUNG of Ford &   Dorothy DEANE of the Bight.
Devised property named Brownsyde field, over Close, Hether close, Dassydilly croft & Bushy croft in addition to lands in Mainsetonefield Chynlyes als Chinley called the Lowes, the Flatt close, the Bights closes, the Southhead closes, insomrersall fields close, and Chinley Hall closes near Bowdenhead in the parish of Chapel en le Frith.
Executors: George WARD son of brother George WARD.
Witnesses: John ASHTON,   John DOWNES &   Thomas ATKINSON.
Inventory by: Thomas KYRKE, Arnould KYRKE & George KYRKE, 3 May 1675;   Value: £8-11-8.
Probate granted at Lichfield 5 May 1675.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1676

CHAPMAN
EASTWOOD
WHITE
WHITE, John - of Baslow, husbandman, 30 Dec 1672.
Beneficiaries: son Edmund WHITE*, grandchild Judith WHITE.
Witnesses: Humfry CHAPMAN(sg),   Samuell WHITE junior(sg).
Appraisers: Humfry CHAPMAN(sg),   Samuel WHITE senr(X),   James EASTWOOD(sg),   Samuel WHITE junr(sg), 17 Oct 1676. Value £90 17s 4d.
Proved at Bakewell 19 Oct 1676.

 

1679

FAIRE
FLINT
FORTAN
JOHNSON
LEPPINGTON
LINCH
MADISON
PARKER
ROOK
SHARP
TICHBORNE
WAGSTAFF
WAGSTAFFE
WALL
WAGSTAFFE, Katherine - St Giles Cripplegate, London, spinster.
cousins a) Priscilla TICHBORNE,   b) Nathaniel & Humphrey MADISON,   c) Richard, Frances, Katherine & Susanna FLINT,   d) Helen FAIRE,   e) Lemuel, Hester, Elizabeth & Katherine LEPPINGTON,   and f) Henry, Margaret & Samuel WAGSTAFF;   brother in law PARKER;   Mr FORTAN;   Mrs SHARP widow (sister of Mrs WALL);   poor of Swathwick, Wingersworth & Chesterfield co Derby.
Executors: brother in law Robert LEPPINGTON & cousin Elizabeth JOHNSON.
Witnesses: Richard & Elizabeth ROOK & Richard LINCH.
Proved 1679, Dean and Chapter of St Pauls Cathedral; Vol G, f388.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1679

BALL
CHAPMAN
COKE
FFEARNE
GENILLS
GLEN
HEWARD
MARSTIN
MATLEY
RICH
STAFORD
WHITE
WHITE, Samuell - the younger of Baslow, bachelor, 1 Mar 1678/9.
'weake of body': to be buried at the discretion of my executor.
Beneficiaries: sister Deborah WHITE - £50, brother Samson WHITE - £5.
To 'the Scoole house belonging to this Chapellrey the sum of towe pounds tenn shillings for & towards the Education of some poore Children in helping them to learning'
To the most needful poor in Baslow and Bubnell - £2/10/- the interest to be paid to them when it becomes due.
To Mr FFEARNE our present minester - the sum of one pound provided he preach my funeral sermon;   Godfrey HEWARD - 5/- for a pair of gloves;   Eline RICH - 5/- for a pair of gloves;   two servants and my brother's prentice[1] - 10/- to be divided equally;   William GLEN, James GLEN;   Thomas BALL,   and John GENILLS - 2/6d. each for a pair of gloves each;   aunt Judith COKE - 5/-, Robert COKE and Market COKE (her son and daughter) - 2/6d. each;   godchildren Godfry STAFORD and Samuell MARSTIN - 1/- each.
The sum of £2 to be distributed to the poor at my decease.
Executor: my father Samuell WHITE. Signed Samuell WHITE junior with:
Witnesses: Humfry CHAPMAN,   Hellen RICH,   Samuell WHITE carpenter (mark)
Appraisers of inventory: Humphry CHAPMAN,   Will MATLEY,   Godfrey MARSTIN, 10 Apr 1679. Value: £67-6s-8d shows purse and apparel, £66-10s, one gun, one pistol, one box and two pairs of bowls 16s-8d.
Proved Bakewell 12 Nov 1679.
Notes: [1] Brother Samson - see their father's Will 15 Oct 1680.

 

1680

BOUGHTON
FROST
GOODWYN
SHELDON
WHITE
WHITE, John - of Sheldon, Nov 1679. (difficult to read)
not a conventional will - just a scribbled note, mentions [line 6/7] Hannah WHITE;   [line 11] William [SHELDON];   [line 12] David [FROST];   [line 16] Mary WHITE, mother to be of …;   [line 18] Mary WHITE …… mother ……  
Witnesses: [Will SHELDON],   David FROST.
Inventory: 12 Dec 1679 by Francis BOUGHTON,   Nathaniell GOODWYN,   & David FROST.
Probate granted at Bakewell 22 Apr 1680 to Maria WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1680

CHAPMAN
COCK
COWPER
FFERNE
PENNISTON
RICH
ROWLAND
WHITE
WHITE, Samuel - of Baslow, husbandman, 5 Jun 1680.
'sick and weak of body': to be buried in the churchyard.
Beneficiaries: son Samson WHITE - my farm and tenement with consent of the Earl of Rutland, and all goods &c. with exceptions as below.
Trustees: Humphry CHAPMAN,   George WHITE,   Robert ROWLAND,   and Sampson (sic) WHITE.
Daughter Deborah WHITE - £50 paid within three years after my decease providing she marries to the satisfaction of trustees otherwise only £30. If she dies within 12 months without issue or within 1 month of the birth of her first child, her husband to pay back £20. She also to have one cow, two beds with bestocks and the biggest brass pan but one, a cupboard and a chest bought from Anne COCK and the best of the thin kettles.
To the poor of Baslow and Bubnell - 10/-, 'the use of it to be paid to them forever';   to Samuel WHITE (son Samson's apprentice - carpenter) - 2/6d.,   Joseph COWPER (my man) - 1/-;   Hellen RICH - 3/4d.;   Robert COCK the younger, Judith COCK (his mother) - each 2/6d.
Executor: Samson WHITE. The mark and seal of Samuel WHITE, with:
Witnesses: George WHITE,   Robert ROWLAND,   Joseph FFERNE.
Appraisers of Inventory: Humfry CHAPMAN,   George WHITE,   Henry PENNISTON (mark),   Robert ROWLAND, 23 Jun 1680. Value: £263-19s-2d.
Proved Bakewell 15 Oct 1680.

 

1681

ASHTON
ATKINSON
DOWNES
EYRE
KIRKE
KYRKE
LINGARD
LOWE
MELLOR
WARD
WARDE
WATERHOUSE
YOUNGE
WARDE, George - of Browneside, parish of Glossop, yeoman, 24 Sep 1676.
Beneficiaries: eldest son George WARDE*;   younger son Anthony WARD;   three daughters Grace WARDE, Ellen WARDE & Ann WARDE;   wife Grace WARDE;   wife's sister Ann KYRKE;   brother in law George KYRKE and his (George KYRKE's) sisters Ann & Ame & father in law George KYRKE*.
Devised property named Brocke or Mill Marsh & Wash in the parish of Chapel en le Frith.
Witnesses: Ann KYRKE &   Thomas ATKINSON.
Inventory by: Charles LINGARD,   James MELLOR,   Charles ASHTON &   Charles KIRKE Sen., 15 Jan 1677.
Those owing debts to George: brother Anthony,   Thomas EYRE,   Thomas WATERHOUSE &   Samuel LOWE.
Those George owed: Anthony YOUNGE of Ford &   Francis DOWNES of Hygatt.
Probate granted at Lichfield 4 Feb 1680/1.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1682

BOWNE
JOHNS
LOWE
RADLEY
RIDGWAY
SPENSOR
WOLLEY
WOODING
WOODWARD
WOOLLEY
WOODING, Stephen - shopkeeper of Matlock, 1 Sep 1682.
Beneficiaries: wife Elizabeth WOODING, children John WOODING, Richard WOODING (eldest son), Stephen WOODING, Ann WOODING, Joseph WOODING, Elizabeth WOODING, William WOODING, Benjamin WOODING (youngest son).
Leaves houses land and shops, including land in Scropton given by his uncle Richard WOODING, and a shop that was purchased from Adam WOODWARD.
Mentions aunt Margery JOHNS.
Executors: Elizabeth WOODING, Richard WOODING.
Supervisor: Adam WOOLLEY (his neighbour)
Witnesses: Mary SPENSOR, Stephen RADLEY, Adam WOLLEY.
Inventory: signed by Henry BOWNE, Stephen RADLEY, E LOWE, Ralph RIDGWAY;   value £196 11s 5d
Probate 21 Oct 1682. Testator was buried 8 Sep 1682.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1685

BRETTNOR
FERNE
GLADWIN
HODGKINSON
HOWE
JENKINSON
MARSHALL
MELLOR
RAWORTH
WHITE
WOODWARD
WRIGHT
WHITE, Bernard - of Little Longstone, yeoman, 30 Aug 1685.
(included amongst three "younger children") son Bernard (under 23), son Samuel (under 21), & daughter Mary (under 20);   son in law William RAWORTH husband of daughter Rebeccah;   unnamed wife;   Francis HOWE;   Mr WRIGHT;   Stephen MARSHALL;   sons Robert WHITE, Wm WHITE, Cornelius WHITE & Jonathan WHITE;   daughters Davinah, Lidiah, Rebeccah & Mary;   unnamed grandchildren;   sister Alice, sister Mary & brother in law [F..] HODGKINSON;   daughters in law Hannah WHITE, Mary WHITE & Elizabeth WHITE, & sons in law Christopher JENKINSON, Thomas BRETTNOR, & Wm RAWORTH;   Joseph FERNE, minister of Longstone;   eldest son Joshua WHITE exec.
Witnesses: Thomas WOODWARD,   Anthony MELLOR,   Ellis MELLOR,   & [Mat] GLADWIN.
Inventory: 28 Oct 1685 (£849-13) by Christopher JENKINSON,   Thomas BRETTNOR,   & Will: [R....TH].
Probate granted 29 Oct 1685.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1687

ARCHADINE
HEMOR
HUTCHINSON
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, William, of Wirksworth. (Ad)
administers Edward HUTCHINSON*,   Thomas HEMOR*,   William WHEATCROFT* &   Peter ARCHADINE*.
Admin. granted 11 Apr 1687 at Lichfield.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1687

ASHTON
BAGGELY
BRITLEBANK
CHAPMAN
HARVEY
HAYS
LEES
NICHOLS
OATES
OATS
RICH
ROWLAND
STEVENSON
WHITE
WHITE, George - of Bubnell, yeoman, 10 Apr 1684.
Beneficiaries: wife Margaret WHITE;   Richard WHITE the son of Richard WHITE of Duckminton (Richard WHITE to pay a sum of money to the children of John OATES);   James BAGGELY of Curbar, yeoman - James BAGGELY to pay sums of money to the children of Robert ROWLAND of Baslow,   the children of Thomas ROWLAND of Baslow (butcher),   the children of William HAYS of Cutthorp and the children of Samson WHITE of Baslow, carpenter;   sisters Judeth CHAPMAN and Elizabeth OATS;   the children of Edmund WHITE of Baslow;   Helene RICH of Sheffield;   Joseph STEVENSON son of John STEVENSON of Sheffield;   Edmund WHITE of Harwood grange;   Deborah the wife of James BAGGELY;   Joseph NICHOLS Minister of Baslow - to have a lead groove on Midleton cliff bought from John BRITLEBANK.
Overseers: Mr Benjamin ASHTON &   cousin Mr Thomas WHITE both of Stony Midleton "to take care &   oversee all my parts of grooves in the Ldship of Eyam for the best advantage of the poor of Stony Midleton".
Trustees: brother in law Humphry CHAPMAN of Baslow yeom and cousin Robert ROWLAND.
Executrix: wife Margaret WHITE.
Witnesses: John HARVEY(sg),   Henrici LEES(X),   Joseph NICHOLS(sg).
Appraisers: Joseph NICHOLS(sg),   Humfry CHAPMAN(sg),   Robert ROWLAND(sg),   Samson WHITE(sg), 18 Mar 1686. Value £205 13s 4d.
Proved at Bakewell 26 Apr 1687.

 

1688

JOHNSON
MORTON
RADSLEY
RAINES
SCOTHERN
SPENSER
WOODING
WOODING, Elizabeth - of Matlock, 19 Nov 1686.
Beneficiaries: sons John WOODING, Benjamin WOODING, Joseph WOODING, William WOODING;   daughter Ann SCOTHERN.
Executor: John WOODING.
Supervisor: neighbour Stephen RADSLEY.
Witnesses: Mary SPENSER, Robert B***LOW, Elizabeth SU*****S.
Attached document: Agreement signed by John WOODING of Matlock and Thomas JOHNSON of Sudbury, carpenter, that Joseph WOODING and Benjamin WOODING, being minors, be fostered by Dr Richard RAINES, he to be paid his costs from their share of the estate.
Witnessed by: Simon MORTON & another.
Proved 12 Jan 1688.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1688

FROGATT
FROGGOTT
GOODWIN
WHITE
WOODIS
WHITE, William - of Nether[sheet] House itp Bakewell, yeoman, 28 Dec 1687.
to bee Decently interred in the Chappell yard of Chelmorton;   to Margery my lovinge wife all that Dwelling house … wherein I now inhabitt (and) after her decease to Jane my youngest daughter;   unto Margery my wife … all my edifices housings closes lands tenements and heraditaments whatsoever … in Hordlowe co. Derby;   unto Margrett, Anne, Ales, & Mary my daughters "to everie one of them fortie pounds";   to Elizabeth, Dorothy,   & Syth my daughters to every one of them fortie pounds … when 21;   everything else to wife Margery who is sole exec.   Testator made his mark.
Witnesses: Joseph GOODWIN,   Thomas FROGATT,   Raphe WHITE.
Inventory: 13 Jan 1687/8 by Joseph GOODWIN,   Thomas FROGGOTT,   & Robert WOODIS - £208-0s-0d.
Probate 27 Apr 1688 to Margerie WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1688

CADMAN
HOUGHTON
LEAS
TOPLIS
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, Richard, of Wirksworth, 19 Apr 1688.
wife Mary WHEATCROFT;   son William WHEATCROFT,   daughter-in-law Mary WHEATCROFT & their offspring: Anthony, Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Joshua, Ellen & Richard WHEATCROFT;   daughter Alice HOUGHTON & her children: Joshua, Phillip, Mary, Ermine, Thomas, William & Henry HOUGHTON;   daughter Mary CADMAN & her children: Tim & Elizabeth CADMAN;   his unmarried daughter Hannah WHEATCROFT;   sons Thomas WHEATCROFT* & Henry WHEATCROFT*
Witnesses: Robert TOPLIS,   Samuel LEAS,   Thomas HOUGHTON,   Hannah WHEATCROFT.
Proved at Lichfield 5 Oct 1688.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1692

ASHTON
FYNNEY
WHYTE
WHYTE, Thomas - will dated 1692.
gave land and premises consisting of 32 acres old enclosed land at Booths in the Parish of Hathersage to four trustees, viz:- Benjamin ASHTON of Hathersage, Gent,   William FYNNEY of Little Longstone, Yeoman,   James FYNNEY (William's son), Thomas FYNNEY (William's son);   £6 yearly to Curate of Stoney Middleton,   providing he came into "cure";   10s yearly to Clerk of Church, A 6d brown loaf and a 1/- of flesh meat to 20 poor people of Stoney Middleton.
From "History of the village of Stoney Middleton" / Cowen, Thos. E. 1910. Extracted by Sheila Rimmington, Jul 2001.

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1694

GODDARD
PICKERING
ROBOTHAM
WOOD
WOOD, William, of Glossop. (Ad)
administrator & principal creditor Reginald ROBOTHAM,   with other administrators Sam PICKERING* &   Thomas GODDARD*.
Admin. granted 10 Oct 1694.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1698

BENNETT
BOWKER
BROCK
HADFIELD
NICKSON
OLLERENSHAW
TURNER
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Edward, yeoman of Start, 1698.
wife Elizabeth;   son John WARRINGTON;   grandsons John WARRINGTON, Edward WARRINGTON. Bequest to: William BROCK* yeoman of Shallcross Hall.
Witnesses: James BOWKER,   John HADFIELD,   John OLLERENSHAW,   John TURNER.
Appraisers of Inventory: John HADFIELD,   John BENNETT,   Richard NICKSON;   Value: £7.19.9.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1698

ASHE
BAGSHAW
BUXTON
GOODWIN
LOE
LONGDEN
SHIPLEY
SWAN
TAYLOR
WHITE
WHITE, Ralph - of Chelmorton, yeoman, 5 Jan 1696/7.
son Thomas WHITE;   3 daughters, Mary (eldest), Martha & Sarah;   land bought from Richard GOODWIN;   land belonging to John BUXTON;   land belonging to George BUXTON;   land leased by Samuel SWAN;   grandchildren Sarah LONGDEN, & Martha LONGDEN;   daughter Martha's two children Sarah & Martha;   [friends] Martha SWAN, Mr William BAGSHAW, Mr John ASHE, & Mr [LOE];   2 grandchildren Mathew & Mary SHIPLEY;   grandchildren Sarah & Martha TAYLOR;   sons in law Mathew SHIPLEY, & Robert LONGDEN (also execs)
Witnesses: Anthony BUXTON;   Thomas BUXTON;   John BUXTON. Inventory taken 30 Nov 1697 by ??? Buxton, Ralph WHITE, Joshua Robinson
Probate at Bakewell [22 Jun] 1698 to Mathew SHIPLEY & Robert LONGDEN.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1699

BEARD
BOWDAN
BOWDEN
BRADDOCK
CARRINGTON
FFORD
GODDERD
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, John, yeoman of New Mills, 1699.
wife Ann;   brothers Samuel GODDERD*, James GODDERD;   sister Sara;   uncle Nicholas WARRINGTON.
Witnesses: John BRADDOCK,   William CARRINGTON,   Samuell BOWDAN.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas BEARD,   John BRADDOCK,   Samuel BOWDEN,   James FFORD;   Value: £23.18.2.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1699

ACHET
KINDER
NALL
SHART
WARRINGTON
WRIGHT
WARRINGTON, Nicholas, yeoman of Haigh, 1699.
son John WARRINGTON;   dau(s) Mary WRIGHT*,   Margret NALL*.
Witnesses: Nicholas KINDER, Nicholas KINDER snr,   Mary ACHET.
Appraisers of Inventory: John SHART,   John WARRINGTON,   Nicholas KINDER;   Value: £90.14.4.
4th October 1742 the Will was delivered and intrusted into the hands of Thomas SHRIGLEY and John MOUNTFORD.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1701

ALLSOPP
ARCHADINE
GLAZEBROOKE
RAGG
TOPLIS
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, William, of Wirksworth, 13 Jan 1700.
wife Mary WHEATCROFT* & son Richard WHEATCROFT*;   grandchild John son to Anthony WHEATCROFT;   son to Anthony WHEATCROFT;   son Joshua WHEATCROFT, apprentice;   unmarried daughters Jane, Mary & Hellen WHEATCROFT;   brother-in-law James RAGG, assistant;  
Witnesses: Thomas ALLSOPP,   Samuel GLAZEBROOKE,   Peter ARCHADINE;  
Appraisers of Inventory: John TOPLIS,   Robert TOPLIS,   James RAGG.
Proved at Lichfield 2 Apr 1701.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1701

BLACKWALL
BREWELL
DALE
WHITE
WHITE, Thomas - of Ashford, husbandman, 1701.
Inventory: 24 Mar 1700 by Edward BREWELL,   & Daniell DALE.
Probate 3 May 1701 mentions son Thomas WHITE &  Richard BLACKWALL.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1702

ANDREW
BEARD
BRADBURY
DOWNES
RIDGEWAY
STANLEY
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Lettice, of Hallwalls, 1702.
Beneficiaries: Her master Edmund BRADBURY,   Ann wife of William BEARD,   John DOWNES*.
Witnesses: Robert ANDREW,   William STANLEY,   James RIDGEWAY.
Appraisers of Inventory: Edmund BRADBURY,   James RIDGEWAY;   Value: £28.11.6.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1705

DICKENS
HEYWARD
HOAWARD
ORME
RATCLIFFE
WHITE
WHITE, Gervase - of Taddington, yeoman, Oct 1699.
mentions only his nephew, sole beneficiary and executor Gervase WHITE.
Witnesses: John DICKENS,   Robert [HOAWARD],   Willm RATCLIFFE Curatte
Inventory: 16 Feb 1704 by Robt HEYWARD,   & William ORME.
Probate granted at Bakewell on 20 May 1705 to Jervais WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1706

ASHTON
CARRINGTON
DODS
EYR
KYRKE
LINGARD
MIDDLETONS
RIDGEWAY
WARD
WARD, George - of Brownside, parish of Glossop, yeoman, 12 Nov 1705.
Beneficiaries: wife Ann, son & heir Anthony WARD;   two sons John & Henry, son George;   daughters Grace & Ann, daughters Mary & Hellen.
Executors: brother Anthony WARD,   brother in law George KYRKE & Robert KYRKE.
Witnesses: Tho: DODS,   John LINGARD &   Robt MIDDLETONS.
Codicil: all his younger children shall have liberty to one of six sheep lately purchased from Mr EYR or Charli LINGARD.
Inventory by: William CARRINGTON,   James RIDGEWAY &   Edward ASHTON, 20 Jan 1705;   Value: £204-11-11.
Probate granted at Lichfield 1 Oct 1706.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1706

BOWER
DALE
DICKENS
FROST
HAGUE
HARRIS
SAINT
WHITE
WHITE, Robert - of Sheldon, yeoman, 20 Nov 1705.
wife Elizabeth WHITE;   mephew Daniel BOWER.
Witnesses: Sarah SAINT,   Daniel DALE,   & Cornelius DICKENS.
Inventory: 20 Feb 1705/6 by Daniel DALE,   David FROST,   Cornelius DICKENS,   John HARRIS,   & John HAGUE.
Probate granted at Bakewell on 7 Oct 1706 to Elizabeth WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1707

BRAILFORD
BRAILSFORD
BRIGGS
BRIGS
DAWSON
HOBSON
SWILL
WRAGG
WRAGG, Edward - of Williamthorpe, North Wingfield, Derby, Hushandman, 17 Apr 1707
Executor: John WRAGG.
Beneficiaries: wife Elizabeth WRAGG,   daughter Alice the wife of Robt BRIGS,   daughter Bridget the wife of William SWILL,   daughter Ann WRAGG,   daughter Eliz wife of Samuel DAWSON,   son Fran WRAGG of Balby, York,   son George WRAGG,   son Edward WRAGG of Standsby Grange, Teversall, Notts,   son John WRAGG.
Witnesses: William BRIGGS,   James BRAILSFORD.
Inventory: 21 May 1707.   Witnesses: Francis WRAGG,   John HOBSON,   James BRAILFORD.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1710

BREWELL
BROOM
HERDSFIELD
STAFFORD
WHITE
WHITE, Ralph - of Ashford, yeoman, 21 Jan 1708/9.
son Timothy WHITE;   son Samuel WHITE;   daughter Mary WHITE;   daughter Margaret WHITE;   the poor of the baptist congregation;   wife Grace WHITE (sole exec)
Witnesses: Edward [BREWELL],   John HERDSFIELD,   Sarh BROOM,   Richard STAFFORD.
Probate granted 17 May 1710 - also an inventory.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1713

HOAWARD
MILL
MILLES
REDFERNE
WHITE
WHITE, Gervas - of Taddington, yeoman, 6 Nov 1708.
son & executor Michael WHITE;   wife Alis WHITE;   brother John WHITE;   brothers Michael WHITE, & Will: WHITE.
Witnesses: Ottowell REDFERNE,   William [MILLES] jun,   Robert [HOAWARD]
Inventory: 11 Nov 1712 by Wm MILL???,   Michaell M WHITE.
Probate granted at Bakewell 10 [Jan or Jun] 1713 to Michael WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1713

ASHTON
BERRISFORD
DAYNE
KYRKE
WARD
WOODS
WARD, Anthony - of Brownside, parish of Glosssop, yeoman, 29 June 1713.
Beneficiaries: children of sister Grace KYRKE;   the children of his aunt Amy BERRISFORD;   children of brother George WARD;   sister Mary DAYNE;   loveing nephew George WARD*.
Witnesses: Samuel KYRKE,   Henry WARD &   Edw: ASHTON.
Inventory by: Joshua WOODS &   Samuel KYRKE, 14 Jul 1713;   Value: £18-06-02.
Probate granted at Chesterfield 13 Oct 1713.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1717

DRINKALL
PROCTOR
SHIRBORNE
WINDER
WINDER, James - of Abbeystead, Wyresdale, 30 Apr 1716.
Left estate at Caretongu (?) to my son John WINDER, which 'I by a life lease under Sir Nicholas SHIRBORNE of Stoneyhurst';   to my wife (Elizabeth) during her life 30s per annum 'if she neither marry nor miscarry', but if she does either that to be ended and pay no more;   to daughter Alice now wife of Henry PROCTOR 2s.;   the rest of estate to his 'grandchildren'?: Richard, Thomas, Edward,   Elizabeth, William, and Margaret - equally divided;   also mentions a son Richard.
Witnesses: John DRINKALL, Nicolas DRINKALL,   Joshua PROCTOR.
Inventory: Includes 3 red cows, one brown, one black, 2 ox, 2 heifers, one colt, two mares and a foal, 3 calves, one cupboard, 3 tables, 5 chairs, 4 stools. Total £147.4s 6d.
Proved 12 Oct 1717. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1719

BAMFORD
BRASSINGTON
BUXTON
DALE
GOODFELLOW
PLANT
WARRINGTON
WOODWARD
WARRINGTON alias DALE, John, husbandman of Leek STS, 1719.
wife Ann;   dau Ann GOODFELLOW, two others unnamed;   grandson PLANT.
Witnesses: Thomas BAMFORD,   John BUXTON.
Appraisers of Inventory: John WOODWARD,   Christopher BRASSINGTON,   John BUXTON;   Value: £30.8.4.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1719

BAMBER
CRAGG
LAMBERT
PARKINSON
WINDER
WINDER, John - of Hawthornthwaite Wyresdale, 1 Dec 1718.
Left to his wife Grace WINDER - his estate of £36.19s.6d, including cows, sheep, corn and hay, carts, ladders, forks and spades, goods in house, buttery, 2 chambers, and loft, horse, bridle and saddle.   She gave a mark but he signed.
Witnesses: Thomas BAMBER,   Richard PARKINSON,   Timothy CRAGG,   Daniel LAMBERT (Daniel is also mentioned in the Will)
Proved 22/23 Jan 1719. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1722

ATHORPE
HEATHCOTE
HOWSON
LINDLEY
RICHARDSON
SMITH
STERROPP
WILKINSON
WRIGHT
WILKINSON, John - of Hilcote, i/t/p of Blackwell co. Derby, Gentleman.
wife Anne;  
Bequests: sons John, Willowsby and Stephen - messuages, land &c;   daughters Frances Anne & Oliva - £700 when they marry or turn 20.
Other property: "in the said County of Derby and at or within the Libertyes of Burton Joyce & Blackwell or either of them in the County of Nottingham";   "in the precincts of Hucknall in the parish of Sutton, Nottingham";   "in Swinethorpe, Lincoln" (purchased of Mr. HOWSON of Lincoln)
"Dear Wife Anne" to be Guardian of his children as long as she doesn't marry;   if she does, guardianship to his good friends John LINDLEY of Skegby, Nottingham, Esq;   Heyrick ATHORPE of Nottingham, Esq;   Mr. Thomas RICHARDSON of Newton, Derbyshire;   and Mr. HEATHCOTE of Moreton, Derbyshire, Clerke.
Sole Executor: his son John WILKINSON.
Witnesses: S STERROPP;   John SMITH;   and Robert WRIGHT.
Lichfield Wills 1722. L.D.S. Film #0095941, seen at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Note: this is Blackwell by Alfreton, not Blackwell by Chelmorton.

Contact: Glenda Breslin

 

1722

HEARTH
HOLMES
MATHER
SMITH
WOODHOSE
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Thomas - of Critch, 11 Feb 1722.
being sick and weak of body but of perfect memory.
to my daughter Mary WOODHOSE the sum of forty five pounds;   to my son William WOODHOUSE the sum of fifty five pounds;   to my daughter Dorothy WOODHOUSE the sum of eighty five pounds;   to all my grandchildren the sum of twenty shillings apiece;   to my cousin Anne HEARTH ten shillings;   to my cousin Elizabeth HOLMES the sum of ten shillings;   to the poor widows of critch 20 shillings.
Executors: my son Thomas WOODHOUSE and my son David WOODHOUSE.
Witnesses: Joshua SMITH,   Rebecah SMITH her mark,   Mary MATHER her mark;   signed Thos WOODHOUSE with seal.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1723

BOTHAM
CORDEN
GELL
SPENSOR
WIGLEY
WIGLEY, Thomas, of Middleton by Wirksworth, 24 May 1722.
wife Jane WIGLEY* & son Thomas WIGLEY*;   other son John WIGLEY;   daughters Jane, Anne & Grace WIGLEY;  
Witnesses: Dorothy BOTHAM,   Thomas WIGLEY,   Mary CORDEN,   Anthony GELL;  
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas SPENSOR,   Joshua WIGLEY.
Proved at Lichfield 8 Apr 1723.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1725

BARKER
BREWEN
BUTCHER
DICKENS
HILL
MARSDEN
ORM
OUTRAM
PINDAR
WALSSALL
WHITE
WHITTINGTON
WHITE, Sampson - of Baslow, yeoman, 4 Feb 1723/4.
To be buried at discretion of executors.
Beneficiaries: wife Alice WHITE - rents and profits of lands and tenements in Taddington which I purchased of Nicholas HILL,   William ORM and Elias DICKENS to be paid her by son Samuell WHITE;   son Joseph WHITE to pay a sum of £20 out of the rents and profits of the land, corn mill and tenement in the liberty of Totley in the possession of Edward PINDAR and George HILL;   my son Samuell WHITE - lands and tenements at Taddington also lands and tenements at Tansley in the possession of Isaac WHITTINGTON;   my son Joseph WHITE - lands corn mill and tenements in the liberty of Totley, also £20 and farm in Baslow called Ragg Farm and the lease whereby I hold same, also half the tithe of Baslow which I hold by lease under the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The other half to son Samuell - if there's any trouble about Joseph having Ragg Farm then he to have all the tithe;   son in law William BARKER - lands in Taddington in his possession;   granddaughters Mary MARSDEN and Martha MARSDEN, grandson Samson MARSDEN - £5 each;   grandchildren Robert MARSDEN, Joseph MARSDEN, Samuell MARSDEN, Sarah MARSDEN and Elizabeth MARSDEN - £5 when aged 14.
Executors: sons Samuell WHITE and Joseph WHITE. Signed and sealed by Sampson WHITE with:
Witnesses: John MARSDEN, Thomas MARSDEN,   Thom WALSSALL.
Appraisers of Inventory: Wm BUTCHER,   Dan BREWEN,   John OUTRAM. Value: £374-2s. (no date)
Proved 1725.

 

1725

BALKIN
BAXTER
CROFTS
STATHAM
WHITMORE
WHITMORE, William - of Tatenhill Lane, Tatenhill, Blacksmith, 23 Dec 1724.
Executor: wife Sarah WHITMORE.
Mentions: two elders sons William WHITMORE and John WHITMORE;   son Richard WHITMORE;   son Thomas WHITMORE;   land owned at Anslow in the parish of Roleston.
Witnesses: Beny CROFTS,   Robert STATHAM,   John BAXTER.
Inventory: 18 Feb 1724;   witnessed by William BALKIN sen, William BALKIN jun.
Proved 13 Jul 1725.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1726

CADMAN
GELL
LISETTE
TRAVIS
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, Henry, of Wirksworth, 2 Aug 1720.
daughter Jane TRAVIS* & son-in-law Samuel TRAVIS*;   their children: Henry, Samuel, Hannah & Elizabeth TRAVIS;  
Witnesses: Timothy CADMAN,   Thomas GELL,   Richard LISETTE.
Proved at Lichfield 26 Apr 1726.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1728

ALLEN
HOLMES
KEMPE
RILEY
SMITH
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, Thomas, of Chevin Ward, Duffield, 29 May 1725.
wife unnamed, executrix;   brothers John & Samson WHEATCROFT;   children of Samson: Anne & William WHEATCROFT;  
Witnesses: Anthony KEMPE,   John RILEY,   John SMITH;  
Appraisers of Inventory: Edward HOLMES,   Ralph ALLEN,   John SMITH.
Proved at Lichfield 9 Apr 1728.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1728

HARRIS
HEARDSFIELD
WHELDON
WHITE
WRIGHT
WHITE, Samuel - of Ashford, yeoman, 15 Oct 1727.
wife Dorothy WHITE;   son Samuel WHITE;   daughter Dorothy WHITE;   daughter Hannah WHITE;   brother in law George WRIGHT.
Witnesses: John HARRIS,   Hugh HEARDSFIELD,   & Ann WHELDON.
Probate 22 May 1728 at Bakewell to Dorothy WHITE & George WRIGHT.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1729

GOLDING
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, John, of Drayton in Glossop parish, 1729. (Ad)
granted to wife Susannah.
Bond: in the names of Susannah WARRINGTON widow,   John GOLDING soldier.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1730

BAXTER
HULLEY
LONGSDON
MARCHINGTON
THORNHILL
WAGER
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, John, miner of Great Longton Bakewell, 1730.
wife Mary;   brother David WARRINGTON;   brothers in law Henry MARCHINGTON,   George HULLEY;   sisters: Ellen, Mary.
Witnesses: Sarah THORNHILL,   Mary WAGER,   Robert BAXTER.
Appraiser of Inventory: Tho{mas} LONGSDON;   Value: £11.6.8.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1731

BOOTH
DRINKWATER
JAMES
KIRK
NORTON
SWANN
TURNER
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Edmund, yeoman of Whaley House Taxal co. Chester, 1731.
wife Hannah, deceased;   brothers John WARRINGTON, James WARRINGTON;   daus Mary* wife of John BOOTH,   ffrances* wife of William NORTON,   Dorothy* wife of Edward SWANN.
Witnesses: William JAMES,   John TURNER, William TURNER.
Appraisers of Inventory: Samuel KIRK,   Edward DRINKWATER,   William JAMES;   Value: £676.10.2.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1731

BARKER
BROOKES
GREGORY
HAYS
HEATHCOTE
MARPLE
STEEL
SWIFT
WHITE
WHITE, Joseph, of Baslow, yeoman, 12 Apr 1731.
lands at Hallfield near Totley and at Totley;   brother William BARKER of Edensor and John BROOKES of Baslow;   daughter Deborah WHITE (under 21);   nephew Alexander BARKER, eldest son of brother William BARKER;   friend Edward HEATHCOTE of Bubnil;   servant Mary GREGORY;   all rest &c. to wife Martha WHITE*.
Witnesses: Thomas BARKER,   Henry WHITE,   Robert MARPLE.
Appraisers of Inventory: Robert HAYS,   John STEEL,   Robt SWIFT,   John GREGORY, 2 Jun 1731;   Total 298-07-07.
Probate Bakewell 22 Oct 1731; before Jonath: BIRCH sur.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1731

MOPLEY
NEWTON
WHITE
WHITE, Michael - of Taddington, yeoman, 3 Aug 1731.
son & executor Gervas;   son George;   son Michael;   daughter Alice;   daughter Martha;   wife & executrix Jane.
Witnesses: Samuel NEWTON,   Henry NEWTON,   James MO[P]LEY.
Inventory: 12 Aug 1731 by Henry NEWTON,   & [Henry] WHITE.
Probate granted at Bakewell 22 Oct 1731 to Jana WHITE & Jervatio WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1732

BOOTH
HALL
HARROP
WATERHOUSE
WATERHOUSE, Thomas, yeoman of Haslehurst, 1732.
wife Elizabeth*;   sons Thomas WATERHOUSE, Samuel*;   dau Mary.
Witnesses: John HARROP, Thomas HARROP,   Henry BOOTH.
Appraisers of Inventory: John HALL,   Henry BOOTH;   Value: £404.8.4.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1732

BROOKES
DAMME
MOWER
NOTON
PENNY
TERRY
WRAGG
WRAGG, Alexander, late of Baslow, Husbandman. (Ad)
widow & relict Eliz WRAGG,   John NOTON,   John BROOKES.
Sealed & Delivered: E TERRY.
Appraisers of Inventory: Alexander DAMME,   Benjamin MOWER, 5 Nov 1731;   Total 10-13-02;   Debts 29-01-00;   Balance 01-12-02.
Admin. Bakewell 26 Jul 1732; before Nico: PENNY Decan~.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1734

BEELEY
BRUNDERY
HADFIELD
HAIGH
HEGINBOTHAM
HIGENBOTTAM
LINE
MOULT
SHIRTT
STAINE
WATERHOUSE
WATERHOUSE, Booth, Schoolmaster of Simondly, 1734.
Beneficiaries: John SHIRTT sister's grandson;   John BEELEY sister's husband;   Samuel BRUNDERY sister's daughter's husband;   Elizabeth HADFIELD sister;   George HEGINBOTHAM of Simonley.
Executor: Joseph HADFIELD of Chinley Head.
Witnesses: Henry HAIGH,   James {STAINE},   Robert LINE.
Appraisers of Inventory: John MOULT,   George HIGENBOTTAM jnr;   Value: £638.19.04.01.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1734

DEWSNAP
GARLICK
HADFIELD
SHAW
WOOD
WOOD, Samuel, of Whitfield, Yeoman, 29 Aug 1734.
wife Susan WOOD.
Beneficiaries: Thomas the son of William WOOD late of Glossop,   Jane, Thomas, Ann & Samuel WOOD,   sons & daughters of Thomas WOOD,   of Ketlesom in the parish of Prestbury and county of Chester;   executor Thomas WOOD* of Ketlesoom.
Witnesses: Will SHAW,   Robert WOOD.
Witness & appraiser of Inventory: John HADFIELD.
Appraisers of Inventory: John DEWSNAP,   John GARLICK, 17 Sep 1734.
Probate granted 8 Nov 1734.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1736

BADILY
KINDAR
TORR
WATERHOUSE
WATERHOUSE, Samuel, of Glossop parish, 1736. (Ad)
granted to wife Prudence WATERHOUSE.
Witnesses: J BADILY curate of Hayfield,   Benjamin WATERHOUSE,   George TORR,   John WATERHOUSE.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas WATERHOUSE,   Philip KINDAR.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1738

ALMOND
WINDER
WINDER, Edward - of Littledale Caton, 'husbandman'.
Asks that loving wife Mary WINDER and brother William WINDER 'to have tuition and care of my children jointly until they respectively attain the age of 21 years'. If she remarries, William to take charge of them.
Names sons James, John, Samuel.
Witnesses: Mary WINDER and James ALMOND.
Proved 28 Sep 1738. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1739

PARKER
PARLOUR
ROBINSON
WARD
WINDER
WINDER, James - of Hawthornthwaite Over Wyresdale, husbandman, 16 Apr 1737.
to Mary ROBINSON (daughter of John ROBINSON of Hawthornthwaite) - £6;   all of the following to have 2s. 6d:- 'my brother' Christopher WINDER, all my brother Christopher's children;   'my brother' William WINDER, William's children;   my brother Edward WINDER's children;   my sister Anne PARKER or PARLOUR, and her children;   Rest of the estate to my brothers Henry WINDER and Edward WINDER. James WINDER's mark.
Witnesses: Alice WARD,   Mary PARKER, John PARKER.
Inventory: Includes all his clothes - £2.00, all his sheep - £1.00, his books - £1.10. Rest of his estate - £56.
Proved 1 Mar 1739. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1740

GREAVES
HALL
ROBINSON
SICKES
WATERHOUSE
WOOD
WOOD, Robert, of Whitfield, Yeoman, 15 Sep 1738.
brother Thomas WOOD* of Kettlesom in the parish of Presbury co. Chester.
Witnesses: Nathaniel GREAVES,   Geo HALL,   Tho WATERHOUSE.
Appraisers of Inventory: John ROBINSON,   Samuell SICKES, 16 Jul 1740.
Probate granted 15 Oct 1740.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1740

BAGSHAWE
TURNER
WHITE
WHITE, Michael - of Brushfield, husbandman.
Inventory: 7 Aug 1740 by Rignald TURNER & Ralph BAGSHAWE - £75-7s-0d. Admin granted to Thomas WHITE of Brushfield, son and husbandman & Henry WHITE of Baslow, husbandman (no relationship stated) 17 Oct 1740.
Probate 17 Oct 1740 granted to Thomas WHITE, son & Grace WHITE, widow.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1742

TAYLOR
WINDER
WINDER, Edward - of Quernmore, husbandman, Feb 1742.
Left estate to wife Jane WINDER, and William Parker TAYLOR both of Quernmore.   Effects £69.14.
Proved 23 Feb 1742. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1743

ALLEN
BOTT
GOODWIN
WHITE
WHITE, Francis - of Flagg in the parish of Bakewell, yeoman, 19 Jan 1740.
un-named wife;   eldest daughter Mary ALLEN;   son and executor Ralph;   daughter Elizabeth.
Witnesses: John BOTT,   Joseph BOTT.
Inventory: 14 Jan 1742/3 by Hugh GOODWIN,   & William GOODWIN.
Probate granted at Bakewell 22 Apr 1743 to Ralph WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1745

ANNABLE
BARNES
ELLOT
FIDLER
LEACROFT
PEATE
SPENCER
TOPLIS
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, Edward, of Wirksworth, 14 Mar 1739.
wife Martha WHEATCROFT*,   Richard WHEATCROFT of Wirksworth, Innholder;   Edward & Thomas WHEATCROFT, sons of John WHEATCROFT, late of Leicester;   Grace, daughter of the late Charles SPENCER;   John & Sarah, children of Vanduran WHEATCROFT, late of Derby;   John & Sarah, children of John BARNES, late of Ashborne;   Edward & Charles PEATE, sons of John PEATE of London, deceased;   Edward & Thomas, sons of Samuel WHEATCROFT of Wirksworth, miner;   Thomas BARNES;   John ANNABLE of Cromford;   friend John TOPLIS of Brookwalls, Wirksworth, overseer;  
Witnesses: Thomas ELLOT,   Raph FIDLER,   Robert LEACROFT.
Proved at Lichfield 22 Oct 1745.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1746

TAYLOR
WATERHOUSE
WATERHOUSE, Thomas, of Glossop parish, 1746. (Ad)
granted to Thomas WATERHOUSE son.
Witness: Thomas TAYLOR gent of Lichfield.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1747

BRADLEY
FOX
KINDER
WATERHOUSE
WATERHOUSE, John, of Highgate Head, 1747.
sons Thomas WATERHOUSE [eldest], Ralph WATERHOUSE, John WATERHOUSE*;   granddaughter: Ann WATERHOUSE daughter of Thomas.
Witnesses: John FOX, [unreadable name],   John BRADLEY.
Appraisers of Inventory: John KINDER,   Thomas WATERHOUSE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1747

ALLDRICH
BUXTON
JAMES
SMITH
SOWTER
STONE
TWIGG
WRIGHT
WRIGHT, James - of Matlock co. Derby, Butcher, 15 Apr 1747.
to my beloved wife & sons James & William equally - the Lease and tenant right of land I (hold) under Mr Walter ALLDRICH;   to my wife - dwelling house with Barn Shop & Garden in Matlock Green now in the possession of Thomas BUXTON;   also dwelling house &c. in the Tagg hill End now in the possession of my mother Ann WRIGHT;   to son James WRIGHT on marriage - the "Green Bed now Standing in the Farr Chamber Together with the Bedstocks & Furniture thereto belonging";   to son William on marriage - "the Press bed standing in the Parlour" with the Bedstocks &c.;   to my daughters Elizabeth Rose & Ann - 10£ when 21 or on marriage (whichever first);   to daughter Elizabeth - "the Striped Bed" with the Bedstocks &c.;   to daughter Rose - "the Bed now standing at the Foot of the Green Bed in the Farr Chamber & that there be Suitable Hangings & Furniture added";   to daughter Ann - the Bed &c. now in the Cellor Chamber, all to be when 21 or on marriage.
All other Household goods to be divided between wife and children equally. Rest to wife & two sons ordering them "to maintain my daughters till their Legacys shall be paid them".
Executors: wife and 2 sons and Walter ALLDRICH. Signed James WRIGHT, with:
Witnesses: John SOWTER,   W TWIGG,   Joseph JAMES.
Inventory by: John SOWTER,   Thomas SMITH,   Joseph STONE, 28 Jul 1747. Total: £263-0-3. Inventory includes "87 Sheep upon the Common" (value £20).

Contact: Michael Chance

 

1748

TETTERSHALL
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, William, of Ashborne. (Ad)
'natural & lawful son' Joshua WHEATCROFT* of Ashborne,   with John TETTERSHALL* of Ashborne.
Admin. granted 7 Feb 1748.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1749

ARNFIELD
HIGENBOTTAM
SHAWE
WATERHOUSE
WATERHOUSE, Prudence, widow of Carr Meadow, 1749. [widow of Samuel late of Hollenhead]
sons Thomas WATERHOUSE, Samuel WATERHOUSE*;   dau Sarah SHAWE.
Witnesses: John WATERHOUSE,   Samuel ARNFIELD,   George HIGENBOTTAM.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1749

ALSIBROOK
BOWMER
BUXTON
DODD
KILLER
REDFEARN
TRAVIS
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, David - of Chritch co. Derby, tanner, 10 Feb 1748/9 [22 George II]
being of sound mind and memory understanding.
all my debts the annuity and the legacy herein after mentioned and my funeral expences be paid out of my personal estate but if not sufficient then my real estate shall be applied to make up the difference;   to Mary my loving wife a piece or parcel of land called Stony Piece and my share of a farm now in the holding of Jacob BOWMER which said premises are i/t/p Chritch during her natural life in lieu of all and every part of the dower she might other way claim out of my estate;   to my daughter Susannah ALSIBROOK one guinea to be paid 12mths after my descease;   I will that my son David and my daughter Mary, Jane, and Dorothy be maintained out of the produce and interest rents and proffits of my whole estate [in manner suitable for their station] until my son David is 21;   after he is 21 to my daughters Mary, Jane and Dorothy (each) £7.10s. during their natural life [followed by a complicated statement of bequests to them on marriage, and reference to "disobedient daughters" if they marry without consent of his executors - not easy to summarise];   also to my daughter Hannah KILLER £67;   also to my daughters Mary Jane and Dorothy £100 to be paid by my executors out of the first fall of wood in Chritch Chase paid 10yrs after my descease provided my said daughters Mary Jane and Dorothy shall marry according to the discretion of my executor hereafter named.
Executors: Mary my said wife and Thomas BUXTON of Wirksworth, to whom I bequeath ten shillings apiece;   the residue of all my personality to my said son David.   Signed David WOODHOUSE and his seal.
Witnesses: Henry TRAVIS,   Gervais DODD,   Mary REDFEARN.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1750

BAGSHAW
BARNES
BROGRAVE
GELL
LEACROFT
NEEDHAM
NORTH
PEAT
STONE
TOPLIS
TRAVIS
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, Martha, of Wirksworth, 3 Jul 1749, codicil 14 Aug 1749.
Nephew John BARNES of Ashborne,   his daughters Sarah, Ellinor & Martha BARNES,   his only son John Wheatcroft BARNES,   Sarah BROGRAVE, sister to John BARNES,   Mrs. NEEDHAM, mother of John BARNES;   Elizabeth BAGSHAW, cousin to late husband Edward WHEATCROFT;   nephew Edward PEAT, son of John PEAT of London, packer;   Hannah & Elizabeth TRAVIS, daughters of late neighbor Samuel TRAVIS;   William TOPLIS, & friend John TOPLIS of Wirksworth, overseer;  
Witnesses: Catherine GELL,   Francis STONE,   Robert LEACROFT,   Elizabeth NORTH.
Proved at Lichfield 15 May 1750.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1752

KIRK
LATHAM
LINGARD
RIDGWAY
WALKER
WARD
WARD, George - of Brownside, parish of Glossop, yeoman, 20 June 1751.
Beneficiaries: wife Elizabeth, son Anthony WARD*, son John, oldest son George* & son Thomas.
Overseers: brother Henry WARD,   kinsman Mr Samuel KIRK of Whitehough &   kinsman George KIRK of Whiteknowl.
Witnesses: John LINGARD,   Mary LATHAM &   Matt: WALKER.
Inventory by: James RIDGWAY &   John LINGARD, 23 Jul 1751;   Value: £162-1-4.
Probate granted at Chesterfield 15 Apr 1752.

Contact: Allen Peterson

 

1754

BIRDS
HOLLIS
HOWSON
WHITE
WHITE, Jeremiah - of Youlgreave co. Derby, Blacksmith, 4 Jan 1754.
Beneficiaries: sons Jeremiah WHITE, George WHITE, Joseph WHITE, William WHITE & Benjamin WHITE.
Executors: Jeremiah WHITE, George WHITE.
Witnesses: Ralph HOWSON,   John HOLLIS,   John BIRDS.

Contact: Thelma Wigley

 

1754

COLLINSON
DOXEY
FROST
GELL
GRIFFIN
HIGTON
LEACROFT
LEEDHAM
MOLINUS
SHALLCROSS
WHEATCROFT
WHEATCROFT, Samuel, of Wirksworth, 6 Feb 1754.
wife Catherine*, & her brother William MOLINUS, overseer;   sons Edward, Thomas & Samuel WHEATCROFT;   daughters Catherine LEEDHAM,   Mary FROST &   Sarah WHEATCROFT;   grandson Joseph COLLINSON;   property occupied by Sam DOXEY &   Sylvanus GRIFFIN;  
Witnesses: Jacob GELL,   Robert LEACROFT,   Philip SHALLCROSS;  
Appraisers of Inventory: Samuel DOXEY,   William HIGTON.
Proved at Lichfield 30 Oct 1754.

Contact: Kathryn Morano (Farrell)

 

1757

EYRE
GARLICK
HAMSHAW
WOOD
WOOD, Jonathan, of Glossop, Labourer. Died about 1750. (Ad)
widow Mary WOOD,   eldest son John WOOD*;   sons Jonas, Joseph, Nathan & William WOOD;   daughters Elizabe & Hannah WOOD;   second husband of Mary, Joseph HAMSHAW late of Tintwissle in the parish,   of Mottram in Longden Dale, co. Chester Woolen Clothier.
Witnesses to Renunciation: Joseph HAMSHAW,   Mary HAMSHAW, 15 Feb 1757.
Witnesses: Nathl EYRE,   Joseph GARLICK.
Admin. granted 18 Feb 1757.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1765

BIRDS
HAWSON
HOLLIS
WHITE
WHITE, Jeremiah - of Youlgreave, blacksmith, 4 Jan 1754.
son Jeremiah WHITE;   sons George, Joseph & William;   son Benjamin WHITE;   sons Jeremiah & George execs.
Witnesses: Ralph HAWSON,   John HOLLIS,   & John BIRDS.
Probate granted at Chesterfield 17 Oct 1765 to Jeremiah WHITE.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1766

BEWLEN
ELKS
MELLER
OAKDEN
RATCLIFFE
RUSHTON
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, James, husbandman of Ellastone co. Staffs, 1766.
wife Elizabeth*;   sons John WARRINGTON, James WARRINGTON,   William WARRINGTON;   dau(s?) Elizabeth RATCLIFFE,   Dorothy ELKS,   Hannah BEWLEN;   kinsman Simon OAKDEN*.
Witnesses: Penelope RUSHTON,   Ann MELLER,   Edward OAKDEN.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1767

HOPKINSON
JACKSON
SMALBROKE
WOODING
WOODING, John - of Alfreton. (Ad)
granted to widow Mary WOODING.   An attached document states that Mary WOODING &   William JACKSON, yeoman and John HOPKINSON of South Wingfield borrow £500 from Richard SMALBROKE, 20 Apr 1768.
Administration Apr 1768. Testator was buried 9 Nov 1767.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1771

BAYERS
DRINKELL
RICHARDSON
WINDER
WINDERS
WINDER, Edward - of Upper Wyresdale, 17 Apr 1771.
Left 'leasehold estate situate within the forest of Upper Wyresdale;   right, title and interest therein' to son David WINDER and his heirs;   to daughter Elizabeth DRINKELL - £5;   to nephew James WINDER (son of David WINDER), and his heirs - £3;   all the rest of his estate to sons David and Edward WINDERS equally, share and share alike.   Mark of Edward WINDER.
Witnesses: John BAYERS,   Thomas WINDER,   Thomas RICHARDSON.
Proved 8 Jun 1771. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1772

JACKSON
WHITMORE
WHITMORE, William - of Mickleover, Derby Yeoman, 5 May 1772. (Ad)
On which day appeared personally Thos WHITMORE of Tatenhill [and] alleged that Wm WHITMORE of the parish of Mickleover, Yeoman died upwards of fourteen day ago intestate and is the natural and lawful son of deceased and is the person to whom the right of administration belong.
Also mentioned William WHITMORE of Tatenhill, Farmer;   Wm JACKSON of Lichfield.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1776

HIND
JEPSON
RADFORD
WILSON
WOODING
WOODING (nee HIND), Mary - of Alfreton, widow of John, baker. 11 Nov 1775.
Beneficiaries: eldest son Stephen WOODING, son John WOODING,   daughter Frances RADFORD and her husband Samuel RADFORD,   grand-daughters Mary RADFORD and Ellenor RADFORD.
Executors: John WOODING, Samuel RADFORD.
Witnesses: Ann JEPSON, W WILSON.
Proved 16 Oct 1776, Ufton Hall. Testator was buried 11 Feb 1776.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1779

BAINS
CRAGG
RICHARDSON
WHITE
WINDER
WINDER, David - of Upper Wyersdale co. Lancaster, farmer, 11 Jul 1779.
weak and infirm in Body but of sound mind, understanding and memory
to my wife Margaret WINDER - during her life the Higher House, Turf House and Garden which my son James WINDER now occupies... also proper ground and dung(!?) for her setting theron a peck of potatoes yearly (also) 5£ to be paid at my death, and what necessaries she shall please to choose out of my household goods.
to my eldest son Edward WINDER the lease and tenament I hold at Wellbrook under Madam WHITE, relic of the late Henry WHITE Esqr. &c.;   to my youngest son James WINDER - the lease & tenement at Hawthornthwaite Houses... together and with all my right title &c. charging him to pay my eldest son Edward and to my second son John WINDER 15s each yearly during the life of my eldest son;   sons Edward and James - all my husbandry utensils &c. betwixt them;   to my 5 children Edward, John, James, Margaret WINDER and Agnes CRAGG - 10s. each, money left in my hands by the will of their late grandmother, and agreeable thereunto;   to my said sons Edward and James - my stock of sheep (under restrictions)
All the rest and remainder &c. to my said 5 children... charging them to pay the interest of what money they have yearly to their mother for her further support &c. at the rate of 10 pence for one pound.
Executors: my brother Edward WINDER and my neighbour John BAINS.   Mark of David WINDER.
Witnesses: Thomas RICHARDSON, Robert RICHARDSON, William RICHARDSON.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1780

FIDLER
KENDALL
RADFORD
WOODING
WOODING, Stephen - husbandman of Alfreton, 11 Nov 1778.
Beneficiaries: wife Frances WOODING,   granddaughter Frances RADFORD the wife of Samuel,   grandsons Peter KENDALL and Anthony KENDALL,   Nancy FIDLER a relative of his wife.
Executor: Frances WOODING.
Proved 12 Apr 1780, Ufton Hall. Testator was buried 19 Mar 1780.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1782

FIDLER
GREGORY
KENDAL
LEE
RADFORD
ROBERTS
WILSON
WOODING
WOODING (previously LEE), Frances - of Alfreton, 15 Jun 1780
Beneficiaries: Frances RADFORD wife of Samuel,   Anthony KENDAL and Peter KENDAL of Ufton Barns (sons of Jonathan),   her brother Joseph FIDLER of Woolley and his daughter Nancy FIDLER,   Stephen WOODING, baker.
Administrator: William GREGORY of Alfreton.
Witnesses: W WILSON,   Thos ROBERTS.
Testator was buried 23 Sep 1782.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1789

BARNES
MAKINSON
MICOCK
OLDFIELD
RAWSON
THORNHILL
WHITE
WHITE, Michael (senior) - of Brushfield, 21 Jan 1789.
son Thomas WHITE and wife Elizabeth WHITE - land at Hayfurlong, Tideswell and Farm at Priestcliff;   son Henry WHITE (of Watersliff Taddington) - property at Priestcliff;   son James WHITE - Cowdale;   {son Thomas's} daughters Alice WHITE [who married Tom OLDFIELD],   Ann WHITE [who married Geo OLDFIELD],   Sarah WHITE [who married Samuel BARNES],   & Elizabeth WHITE [who married Robt? THORNHILL];   son Henry WHITE (no mention of wife) had a son Michael WHITE;   [son James White (no mention of wife) had son William WHITE];   {testator's daughters} Mary WHITE [married MICOCK], Alice WHITE [married RAWSON], & Ann WHITE [married MAKINSON]
Note: This abstract is compiled from papers relating to the administration of Michael's estate held in the Bagshawe Collection at Sheffield City Library, and provides information which supplements that of the Will itself (see below). The interested researcher is strongly advised to validate this independently to his/her own satisfaction.

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1789

BAGSHAW
BLAND
BOSSLEY
LOVET
MAKINSON
MICOCK
NEWTON
ROWSON
WHITE
WHITE, Michael (senior) - of Brushfield, yeoman, 21 Jan 1789. (#)
to my son Thomas - use of my lands (in) the Liberty of Tideswell known (as) Wayfurlong … on condition that he pays to my wife £5p.a. … and after Thomas's decease … aforesaid land equally divided amongst his 4 daughters Alice, Ann, Sarah & Elizabeth;   my said son Thomas may have the tenantright of my farm lying at Priestcliffe which I now rent under Mr BOSSLEY;   to Elizabeth daughter of my son Thomas £20 … paid to her by my son Henry … at 21;   to my son Henry the use of my land at Blasley consisting of 4 Enclosures (in) Priestcliffe until his son Michael (is) 21;   to my son Henry 2 enclosed pieces of land known by the name of Water Less Close (in) Taddington;   to my son Henry the Tenantright of (land in Taddington) which I now rent under Benjamin BLAND;   my son James shall pay all the arrears of rent … of £23pa … due for the land he now rents under me at Cowdale to my wife at my decease (then) £23pa rent during her natural life;   I give and devise to my son James all my real Estate at Cowdale … on the following conditions: that he pays £23 (rent) to my son Henry for 1 year after my wife's decease;   and (also to Henry) £350 … out of the said land, 12mths after my wife's decease;   but if James does not pay £350 … I give & devise the Estate at Cowdale to my son Henry … in trust … to sell it and pay James £300 … and also the other Legacies … hereafter expressed: to my son Michael £50 … to my son William £50 … to my daughter Mary MICOCK £50 … to my daughter Alice ROWSON £50 … to my daughter Ann MAKINSON £50;   to my daughter Ann MAKINSON, one enclosed piece of land (and) "thirteen sixteenths of a Beast Grass" (both) in Priestcliffe Nether Lees;   my son Henry may have the tenantright of my farm I now rent under his Grace the Duke of Devonshire (in) Brushfield;   my wife, & my son Henry execs.
Witnesses: John NEWTON,   Ralph BAGSHAW senior,   & Mary LOVET.
Probate 14 May 1789 to Henry WHITE, reserving a power for Ann WHITE widow.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1790

CATON
CRAGG
PARKINSON
PROCTOR
PYE
SIMPSON
TOWNLEY
WINDER
WINDER, James - of Lower Wyresdale, 18 Mar 1789.
to his daughter Mary's children - £120, at 21 equally divided;   son John's children - the same;   son-in-law William SIMPSON - £30;   son John - £30 'and the tenament';   loving wife Dorothy - £40 plus all the household furniture and £8 annually (£3 from William and £5 from John)
Also Mentioned: (Ja?)mes CATON,   Betty PARKINSON.
Effects: John PROCTOR Chipping - a bond £200;   John WINDER of Dolphinholme - a bill £100;   John WINDER of Abbeystead - a bill £20;   Richard PYE of Borderside - a bill £20;   also included a cow, a clock, a cupboard, a snap table, a writing desk, two chests, two pairs of bedsteads, beds and bedding, chairs etc.
Witnesses: Timothy CRAGG,   Thomas TOWNLEY.
Proved 10 Apr 1790. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1791

BAGSHAW
LONGDEN
LONGSDON
MAKINSON
MELLAND
MICOCK
NEWTON
ROWSON
WEBSTER
WHITE
WIBBERSLEY
WHITE, Henry - of Brushfield, yeoman, 27 Jun 1791.
I stand indebted to Mr Stephen MELLAND of Bakewell in the sum of £100 …   whereas Mr Robert LONGDEN of Tideswell shopkeeper stands indebted to me in the same sum;   my wife shall be paid £50;   my son Henry;   my mother £12-10s. yearly … and my execs must pay £5pa … out of my lands at Prestcliffe … left her by my father;   whereas I was exec to my father's last will (and) the following legacies (were left) unpaid: to my brother William £50, to my sister Mary MICOCK £50, to my sister Alice ROWSON £50, & to my sister Ann MAKINSON £50 … my execs shall pay unto my said brother William £50, to my sister Mary MICOCK or to her husband Richard MICOCK if she be dead £50, to my sister Alice ROWSON £50, and to my sister Ann MAKINSON £50 12mths next after my mother's decease out of £200 which I have in Mrs Elizabeth WEBSTERs hands at Bakewell (also) my brother Thomas's daughter Elizabeth's legacy when she arrives at 21;   my wife to have all my lands (in) Tideswell … and Tenant-right of the 2 Farms I now rent under his Grace the Duke of Devonshire at Tideswell & Brushfield (also) the use of my real Estate (at) Taddington & Priestcliffe known (as) Waterless & Blastey Closes;   to my son Henry all my real estate (at) Taddington & Priestcliffe aforesaid … at his Mothers decease;   the remaining part of the profits of the said land to my son Henry at 21 (but in case he die) (my lands at Priestcliffe) to my brother Thomas's daughter Sarah, my brother Michael's son Benjamin, and my brother James son William … (and) (my lands at Taddington) to Michael MICOCK son of my sister Mary MICOCK & Michael WHITE son of my brother Michael … and if either die … equally divided amongst my sister Mary MICOCKs children.
Executors: Mr James LONGSDON of Longsdon, Mr Robert LONGSDON of Tideswell Shopkeeper and Robert BAGSHAW of Brushfield.   Testator signs name.
Witnesses: John NEWTON,   Ralph BAGSHAW senior, Isaac WIBBERSLEY.
Codicil: (same witnesses, same day) mentions my sister Ann MAKINSON's children.
Probate 14 Oct 1791 to Robert BAGSHAW and Robert LONGSDON reserving  a power for James LONGSDON.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1794

CHAPMAN
DAVENPORT
FURNISS
GARROT
HALLAM
HEGINBOTHAM
HODGKINSON
LAY
MORTON
THORNHILL
WAGER
WAGER, Thomas - of Great Longstone, 16 Jul 1794.
son William WAGER - 2 copyhold leases known (as) Middle=furlongs (in Great Longston) on condition that he pays the following legacys... to my son Thomas WAGER - £40;   to my daughters Elizabeth (the wife of John HEGINBOTHAM),   Mary (the wife of Sampson HODGKINSON),   and Peggey (the wife of Samuel LAY) - (each) £10 12mths after my decease;   to my Son Sampson WAGER the house &c. wherein I now live on condition that he shall keep and provide for my son Charls WAGER;   and pays to my daughter Ann (widow of Edward GARROT) - £10,   and to my grandson Charls (son of Thomas and Sally MORTON) - £10 at 21;   my son Sampson WAGER also to have "the Seate or Pew wherein I usually Set Standing and being in the southwest corner of the Chapel of Great Longston",   and the rest (excepting any shares of Lead Mines). He also Sole Executor. (Signed) Thomas WAGER with blot for seal, with:-
Witnesses: Francis FURNISS[1],   Robert THORNHILL[2],   Ann DAVENPORT (X her Mark)
Proved at Bakewell 17 Oct 1794 to Sampson WAGER, sole executor; before  Richard CHAPMAN, Surrogate.
Notes: [1] Francis was the son of Matthew FURNISS and Ann nee HALLAM, named for his maternal grandfather Francis HALLAM, and was aged about 60.
[2] Robert was presumably the long serving Chapel Warden of Great Longstone: his Will dated 13 Oct 1820.

 

1796

BLEASDALE
HAWTHORNTHWAITE
TOMLINSON
WINDER
WINDER, John - of Dolphinholme.
Left to Alice wife and his heirs - less than £600.
Executors: Alice WINDER and James BLEASDALE of Higher Wyresdale.   Signed John WINDER.
Witnesses: David HAWTHORNTHWAITE,   Thomas TOMLINSON.
Proved 23 Jan 1796. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1798

ALSOP
BATEMAN
BINETON
BUXTON
DICKEN
MAYCOCK
WHITE
WHITE, Michael - of Taddington, yeoman, 26 Feb 1798.
sisters Alice WHITE & Marthay WHITE;   brother John BATEMAN of Chelmorton;   £15 a year to a free school in Taddington: Trustees to be John BATEMAN of Chelmorton, William BINETON of Priestcliffe, & Thomas DICKEN Snr of Taddington;   £2 a year to the poor of Taddington;   John BATEMAN's children;   William BUXTON of Priestcliffe, and his children;   Roert [should presumably be Robert] ALSOP of Monyash.
Witnesses: William MAYCOCK Senr,   William MAYCOCK Juner,   [Nolle Britan] MAYCOCK.
Probate granted at Bakewell 12 Jun 1798 to John BATEMAN & William BUXTON.

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1798

PRESTON
PYE
WINDER
WINDER, Edward - of Hawthornthwaite, Over Wyresdale, 28 May 1798.
'To my loving wife' (Ellen WINDER)' the turf house and dwelling house to live in as long as she lives if the lease continuing, and at her death all to be equally divided amongst my daughter Ann, my daughter Betty and my grandson John WINDER.
'And as to the leasehold testament which I have (k)now in being, I give and bequeth to James WINDER in the manner following paying my wife £3 a year, my daughter Ann one pound yearly and every year as long as he enjoys the tenament, and it is my desire for him to live with my wife as long as he keeps himself unmarried, but if he marries and goes to his own tenament, it is my will and order that Richard PYE shall have my tenament paying the aforesaid sums in the manner aforesaid mentioned.'  
Executors: James WINDER and Richard PYE the younger, with wife Ellen.   Signed by Edward, James and John PRESTON.   Effects under £100.
Proved 27 Oct 1798. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1799

BOWERS
THORNLEY
WOOD
WOOD, Joseph, Ludworth/Broadstone.
sons Thomas WOOD, Ralph WOOD,   daughter Eliz. THORNLEY,   servant and housekeeper Mary BOWERS,   grandson Joseph THORNLEY.
Probate 1799.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1800

HADFIELD
WOOD
WOOD, Samuel, Hadfield, Hatter.
son James WOOD,   apprentices Thomas HADFIELD &   son Peter WOOD;   Peter's wife Mary WOOD,   Peter's brother Samuel WOOD;   wife Betty WOOD,   sons & daughter George, Peter, Samuel, and Ann WOOD.
Probate 1800.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1802

BRITTTLEBANK
WARDLE
WHEELDON
WARDLE, Joseph - of Hartington. (Ad)
Admin granted to his son Bernard WARDLE gentleman on 29 May 1802 because Joseph's wife Elizabeth since deceased had not administered the estate.
Witnesses: John BRITTTLEBANK of "Odds"? gentleman,   & Charles WHEELDON of Longnor innholder.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1802

CLARK
HEGGINBOTTOM
ROBERTS
WINTERBOTTOM
WINTERBOTTOM, James, of Coldharbour Farm, Glossop, Farmer, 1 Nov 1798.
sons Charles WINTERBOTTOM, Thomas WINTERBOTTOM*, James WINTERBOTTOM,   Jonah WINTERBOTTOM, John WINTERBOTTOM;   daughters Betty and Mary;   son in law Thomas CLARK*.
Witnesses: Thomas HEGGINBOTTOM,   George ROBERTS.
Probate 21 Jul 1802  Estate under £100.

Contact: Liz Sparkes

 

1803

BAGGALLY
MELLOR
WARDLE
WARDLE, John - of Dove Head in the manor of Hartington, yeoman. (Ad)
Admin granted to his son John Apr 1803.
Witnesses: Matthew BAGGALLY of Quarnford?   & Wm MELLOR of Longnor.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1804

ROBINSON
SHUTTLEWORTH
SWAN
WHITE
WHITE, Richard, of Tideswell, 18 Jun 1803. Died 26 Jun 1803.
all his children to benefit when age 21;   before that to get profits from various Estates and Shares;   main beneficiary son Samuel WHITE* - to inherit property, shares etc.;   daughter Elizabeth WHITE - £800, son Charles WHITE - £1000,   daughter Hannah WHITE £200, and son Francis WHITE £500;   housekeeper Elizabeth SWAN - £20 a year in 4 quarterly installments.
Executors: son Samuel WHITE and friends Ashton SHUTTLEWORTH Esq., of Hathersage and George ROBINSON of Hope, Grocer.
Indenture added in 1805 saying Samuel WHITE was by then 21.
Proved in Doctors Commons 10 Oct 1804 by Samuel WHITE.
Elizabeth WHITE was by then 21 and married (no mention of to whom); Elizabeth SWAN had died, so never got her Legacy!

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1806

BOWDEN
HOWE
WINTERBOTTOM
WOOD
WINTERBOTTOM, John, of Blackshaw, Glossop, Farmer. Died Mar 1806.
sons John WINTERBOTTOM, Thomas WINTERBOTTOM*, George WINTERBOTTOM;   daughter Mary;   grandchilren John, George and Mary WOOD,   children of daur. Nancy (deceased).
Witnesses: John BOWDEN,   Wm. HOWE (clerk).
Probate 3 Jun 1806  Estate under £450.

Contact: Liz Sparkes

 

1808

ASHTON
KINDER
MITCHELL
SWALLOW
WARRINGTON
WARRINGTON, Israel, stonemason of Hayfield, 1808. [My ancestor]
wife Ann [nee ASHTON];   sons John WARRINGTON*, James WARRINGTON*;   dau Sarah [wife of Joel MITCHELL].
Witnesses: James WARRINGTON,   John SWALLOW,   John KINDER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1808

BROWN
DURHAM
ORANGE
SHIMWILL
WILSON
WOODING
WOODING, Stephen - baker of Afreton, 11 August 1808.
Beneficiaries: wife Ann WOODING, children John WOODING, Stephen WOODING, George WOODING, Betty WOODING;   grand daughter Ann WOODING (the daughter of his son Stephen)
Executor: Ann WOODING.
Trustees: friends William DURHAM yeoman of Alfreton, John BROWN innkeeper of Alfreton.
Witnesses: W WILSON, Samuel ORANGE, Charles SHIMWILL.
Testator was buried 1 Sep 1808.

Contact: Kathie Summers

 

1809

BOAM
BRITTLEBANK
DUNN
GOULD
NAYLOR
NEWTON
SMITH
WHITE
WHITE, John - blacksmith of Monyash, 17 May 1809.
friend Thomas NAYLOR of Monyash, farmer & exec;   brother in law John SMITH of Monyash, farmer & exec;   wife Ann;   son Joseph;   children Ann, Dorothy and William;   wife's aunt Ann BOAM;   James BOAM (deceased);   son John;   Joseph GOULD & William BRITTLEBANK, gentlemen
Witnesses: Joseph DUNN,   John NEWTON,   & [???????]

Contact: Mark Allen

 

1810

BEESTOW
BENNETT
HEYWARD
HOWARD
MACDONAGH
PEECH
ROBINSON
THOMAS
WHITE
WHITE, Samuel - of Tideswell, 30 Apr 1810.
Executors and Trustees: his friends,   Wotton Byrchinshaw THOMAS, Gentleman of Chesterfield and Thomas MACDONAGH, Wine Merchant, of Chesterfield.
Property, land, mines, shares etc., in Tideswell, Little Hucklow,   Hathersage, Eyam, Middleton and Wormhill to be sold and money used for his beneficiaries:-
Samuel BEESTOW his son by his Servant Ann BEESTOW (born c.1808/9) - the sum of Two Hundred Pounds on his attaining the age of 21 years,   interest to be used meantime for his maintenance and education plus Five Pounds per year;   Henry HOWARD (otherwise HEYWARD) his nephew the son of Henry and Frances HOWARD (otherwise HEYWARD) deceased the sum of Four Hundred Pounds.
The rest of the monies from the Estate to be divided between his brother Charles WHITE (son of his late father Richard WHITE and his father's Housekeeper Hannah BENNETT) and his sister Hannah WHITE (daughter of his late father Richard WHITE and his father's Housekeeper Hannah BENNETT);   two thirds to Charles and one third to Hannah on condition that they did not marry before the ages of 25 years unless they received permission in writing from the Trustees.
Witnesses: Isabella PEECH, William PEECH and Isa: ROBINSON.
From the Bagshawe Collection at Sheffield City Library.

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1811

BRASSINGTON
DUGMORE
GLASCOTE
SHEPHERD
WHITMORE
WHITMORE, William - of Findern, Derby, Farmer, 30 Apr 1811.
Mentions: sons John WHITMORE, Thomas WHITMORE & William WHITMORE;   daughter ? BRASSINGTON;   daughter ? GLASCOTE;   3 other married daughters.
Witnesses: Jn DUGMORE,   Slater SHEPHERD,   Thos SHEPHERD.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1812

WINDER
WINDER, David - of Bolton, Innkeeper.
Standard form leaving everything to wife Margaret (under 60 pounds)
Probated 24 Jul 1812. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1816

BENNETT
DERWENT
FIELDING
HADFIELD
HOWARD
JOHNSON
WINTERBOTTOM
WOOD
WYATT
WOOD, John, of Glossop, Farmer, 30 May 1815. Died 17 Nov 1815.
great nephew Joseph WYATT* of Blackshaw, farmer,   nephew James WYATT,   nephew John WOOD of Cote, Cordwainer.
Beneficiaries: John WOOD of Glossop, Clothier,   Jonathan WOOD, Labourer;   George WOOD, Cordwainer;   Mary wife of William JOHNSON,   Sarah wife of John HADFIELD,   Dolly wife of Joseph WINTERBOTTOM,   Hannah, John, Betty & James WYATT,   (probably children of nephew James WYATT);   executor Joseph FIELDING* of Glossop, Schollmaster.
Witnesses: Aaron HOWARD,   Nathan DERWENT,   Robert BENNETT.
Probate granted 28 Mar 1816  Estate sworn as under £150.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1817

ANDREW
BAGSHAW
BROOMHEAD
BUCKERIDGE
CHARLESWORTH
HANCOCK
NOWILL
PARKER
ROLLINSON
ROLLISON
SAVAGE
WILLIS
WILLIS, William - of Grindleford Bridge i/t/p Eyam, Farmer, 11 Dec 1816. Died 16 May 1817.
my nephew William WILLIS* (son of my brother Daniel WILLIS*) - Lands &c. called Hill House Farm purchased of Sir William Chambers BAGSHAW,   Corn, Hay, Farming Utensils, all Delphs and Quarries of Stone and Slate;   my sister Rebecca - to be provided for by nephew William, and to live with him at Hill House Farm, but if they disagree he to pay her quarterly a suitable payment for "Cloaths and Lodging";   my brother Daniel - my Lands &c. within the Township of Eyam;   he with my brother in Law Thomas NOWILL of Sheffield to have my shares in the Sheffield Firm of Nowill and Co.;   my brother Joseph WILLIS' widow - £5 a year;   her children (my nephews) Nic, Zedikiah, Amos and Alvin WILLIS - £50ea. and (my nieces) Naomi, Sophia and Alice - 30£ ea.;   my sister Abigail CHARLESWORTH - 8£ a year;   her children (my nephews) Ephraim and William - 50£ ea. and (my nieces) Diana and Alice - 30£ ea.;   my sister Sarah BROOMHEAD - 10£ a year;   her son (my nephew) John - 100£ and her daughters (my nieces) Rachael and Hannah - 50£ ea.;   my sister Hannah ROLLINSON - 15£ a year;   her sons (my nephews) Daniel, William and Thomas ROLLISON - 50£ ea. and (my nieces) Ann, Abigail Hannah, Rebecca and Mary ROLLISON - 20£ ea.;   children of the said Thomas NOWILL by his late wife my sister Ann deceased (my nephews) William Thomas and John - 200£ ea. and (my nieces) Ann and Elizabeth - 100£ ea.;   my niece Mary - 50£;   "if Elizabeth... live with her present husband Samuel Ebenezer PARKER..." her share to go instead to her children Elizabeth and Sarah PARKER;   my sister Rebecca - 100£;   my nephew Jonathan ROLLISON - the rest, and "All that Dwelling House... situate at Grindleford Bridge... adjoining the Methodist Chapel" in the possession of my sister Hannah ROLLISON. Signed Wm WILLIS, with:
Witnesses: Frs HANCOCK,   Jos ANDREW,   Thos SAVAGE.
Appeared Personally William WILLIS of Grindleford Bridge, Farmer;   Daniel WILLIS of Eyam, Farmer and and Thomas NOWILL of Sheffield co. York Cutler... Sworn 16 Oct 1817.
Probate at Chesterfield 16 Oct 1817 before Cha BUCKERIDGE Surr.  Estate under 450£.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1822

ALLEN
ASHMORE
BARKER
BRUNT
JOHNSON
MORTON
SPENCER
TURNER
WARDLE
WARDLE, Sarah - of Hartington Upper Quarter, 11 Dec 1818.
her daughters Elizabeth BRUNT, Esther JOHNSON, Kiziah SPENCER, Hannah ASHMORE & Mary TURNER are to share & share alike her personal & household goods;   her daughter Mary TURNER the tenancy rights of her dwelling held from The Duke of Devonshire.
Executor: John ALLEN schoolmaster of Buxton.
Witnesses: William BARKER,   & John [X] MORTON.
Probate 18 Oct 1822.
Note: The probate papers say she was a widow of Burbage nr Buxton.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1825

BRAMHALL
DEARNALEY
WHITE
WOOD
WOOD, Betty, of Whitfield, Widow, 16 May 1825. Died 21 May 1825.
sons Robert WOOD*, Joseph WOOD*;   sons John & William WOOD,   daughter Betty the wife of Joseph BRAMHALL.
Witnesses: William WHITE,   John DEARNALEY.
Probate granted 5 Nov 1825  Estate sworn as under £300.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1826

WOOD
WOOD, Thomas, Millbrow in Ludworth, farmer.
daughters Betty, Jane, Mary, Catherine, Martha, Hannah WOOD, &   son William WOOD.
Probate 1826.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1826

TURNER
WAGSTAFF
WILD
WAGSTAFF, Josiah - of the parish of Darley co. Derby, Farmer, 25 Jan 1826.
[of sound mind memory and understanding]
to my dear wife Dorothy WAGSTAFF - all my freehold messuages dwelling house tenement and premises situate and being in Toad Hole i/t/p Darley + all other property in Darley or elsewhere and all household goods, personal estate &c. and after her decease (the same) to my son George WAGSTAFF of Loads in the township of Brampton and his heirs &c. subject to the payment of £10 each to my son John WAGSTAFF of Toad Hole, my son Daniel WAGSTAFF, and my daughter Ann the wife of Edward TURNER of Toad Hole.
Executor: my son George WAGSTAFF.
Signed "Josiah wag staff", in the presence of:
Witnesses: Geo WAGSTAFF,   Josiah WAGSTAFF,   Josiah WILD.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1826

ARMISTEAD
BIBBY
WINDER
WINDER, James - of Hawthornthwaite Higher Wyresdale, farmer and yeoman, 23 Sep 1826.
Effects under £300 to son John WINDER.
Witnesses: John ARMISTEAD of Lancaster, Gentleman and John BIBBY yeoman of Hawthornthwaite.
Probated 22 Apr 1826. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1828

BARBER
BOULSOVER
NEWTON
WHITE
WHITE, Betty, of Tideswell, 17 Oct 1826. Died 13 Dec 1828.
property left to grandson George WHITE, grand-daughters Mary Ann WHITE and Elizabeth WHITE, Jemima WHITE and "Rosia"? (difficult to read) WHITE;   son William WHITE and William's infant son (name unknown).
Witnesses: Samuel BOULSOVER,   Samuel NEWTON,   William BARBER.
On 2 Apr 1817 a Betty WHITE of Tideswell sold some property in Buxton, and was said to be widow of James WHITE, yeoman; we presume she is the same Betty WHITE as above.

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1829

WOOD
WOOD, Samuel, Lane End, Ludworth, farmer.
nephews & niece Joseph, James, Robert & Betty WOOD,   children of my brother Robert WOOD.
Probate 1829.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1829

WINTERBOTTOM
WINTERBOTTOM, Matthew, of Padfield, Glossop, Farmer. Died Intestate 26 Jul 1829. (Ad)
Probate granted 2 Nov 1829 to widow Dolly WINTERBOTTOM of Padfield.  Estate under £100.

Contact: Liz Sparkes

 

1832

BOWDEN
FERNS
FROGATT
JOHNSON
WALMSLEY
WILD
WILD, Immanuel - of Mellor, Gentleman, 5 Feb 1831. Died 12 Jul 1831.
Beneficiaries: wife Nanny WILD, son George WILD,   daughters Esther BOWDEN (wife of James BOWDEN),   Elizabeth WILD, Ann WILD, Martha WILD and Eliza WILD.
Executors: wife Nanny WILD, son George WILD and Charles WALMSLEY of Marple Gentleman.
Witnesses: Ralph FERNS, Grocer, Mellor;   George FROGATT, Grocer, Mellor;   Jesse JOHNSON, Book keeper, Mellor.
Probate Lichfield 9 Jan 1832. Estate under £1,000.

Contact: David Wilde

 

1833

BIBBY
CRAGG
WINDER
WINDER, John - of Abbeystead Over Wyresdale schoolmaster.
Effects to Richard WINDER (cousin germaine), farmer Over Wyresdale;   Edward CRAGG of Lancaster, sailor;   and Joshua BIBBY of Lancaster, grocer.   Richard signed but Edward CRAGG gave his mark. Died intestate on 15 Jul 1833.   Effects under £200.
Probated 15 Aug 1833. Abstracted at Preston Record Office 27 Jul 2005.

Contact: Barbara Winder

 

1833

FIELDING
WOOD
WOOD, Joseph, of Whitfield, Bachelor without parents. Died 9 May 1833. (Ad)
natural and lawful brother John WOOD*, of Whitfield, Cordwainer,   with other administrators Robert WOOD* of Whitfield, Labourer &   James FIELDING* of Whitfield, Cordwainer.
Admin. granted 30 Aug 1833  Estate sworn to be under £300.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1834

COLLIER
HARRISON
WOOD
WOOD, Joseph, of Dinting Vale, Glossop, Mechanic. Died 1 Mar 1834. (Ad)
the Widow Relict Nancy WOOD*, of Dinting Vale;   with other administrators Samuel COLLIER* of Glossop, Shopkeeper;   Samuel HARRISON* of the parish of Mottram, County of Chester, Farmer;   John WOOD* of Brookfield, Glossop, Joiner &   Mary WOOD* of Whitfield, Spinster.
Estate sworn to be under £100 Further security sworn 14 Mar 1835
Admin. granted 16 Apr 1834  Estate would have been under £200 as the new surety was £400.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1835

JARDINS
WINTERBOTTOM
WOOD
WINTERBOTTOM, George, of Blackshaw, Glossop, Farmer, 23 Mar 1835. Died 22 Apr 1835.
sons Thomas WINTERBOTTOM*, Joseph WINTERBOTTOM, David WINTERBOTTOM*,   Samuel WINTERBOTTOM, daughter Lucy*,   grandchildren George WINTERBOTTOM, Susannah WINTERBOTTOM,   Thomas WINTERBOTTOM and David WINTERBOTTOM (children of son John WINTERBOTTOM, deceased) and Elizabeth and Susannah (daughters of Lucy).
Witnesses:- Nelly WOOD,   John des JARDINS.
Probate 23rd May 1835  Estate under £300.

Contact: Liz Sparkes

 

1837

WOOD
WOOD, John, Mellor, blacksmith. (Ad)
son James WOOD.
Admin. 1837.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1838

WOOD
WOOD, John, Mellor, farmer. (Ad)
widow Sarah WOOD of Hayfield, "Far Bradshaw".
Admin. 1838.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1838

BIRKS
COCKER
HOMEWOOD
MASON
MOTTRAM
RADFIRTH
TOWNSEND
WILD
WYATT
WILD, William, of Stony Middleton i/t/p Eyam, Victualler, 9 Jan 1835. Died 25 Feb 1838.
son William WILD*, of Stony Middleton (Victualler) - (the) Public House known by the Sign of "the Boot and Shoe";   daughter Ann MASON;   daughter Susannah TOWNSEND - land now in the tenure or occupation of Jonathan COCKER;   daughter Sarah RADFIRTH - land now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas HOMEWOOD;   wife Sarah WILD;   son in law William TOWNSEND*, of Bakewell (Coachman).
Witnesses: Wm. BIRKS,   Joseph WYATT,   Wm. MOTTRAM.
Probate Lichfield 29 Apr 1838; before Francis HODGSON, Commissioner  Effects under 100£.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1844

BENNETT
HOWARD
WOOD
WOOD, Robert, of Whitfield, Farmer, 5 Jun 1844. Died 6 Jun 1844.
brother Thomas WOOD* of Whitfield, Farmer.
Witnesses: S.W. HOWARD,   John BENNETT
Probate granted 30 Oct 1844  The estate was sworn as being under £200.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1847

ARMITAGE
BALL
BRAMHALL
WOOD
WOOD, John, of Howardtown, Glossop, Shoemaker, 12 Aug 1846. Died 22 Dec 1846.
wife Sarah WOOD* of Howardtown,   tenant & witness Richard BRAMHALL,   son John WOOD* of Howardtown, Spinner;   daughters Betty & Sarah WOOD,   Mary ARMITAGE,   sons Robert, Charles, Joseph & Abram WOOD.
Witness: John BALL.
Probate granted 4 Mar 1847  The estate was sworn as being under £300.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1849

COTES
FIRTH
HIGGOTT
HILL
LAMBERT
WALKER
WALKER, George - of Crich, co. Derby, Farmer, 10 May 1848.
all my real estate to my eldest son William WALKER, his heirs &c. subject to the payment to my executors, their survivors &c. during the lifetime of my daughter Phoebe WALKER 4 shillings weekly, to begin a week from my decease (and) I direct (it) shall be paid towards her maintainence and support in a way they consider most concerning her comfort and welfare (and) my personal estate to be divided into equal parts: (1) to my grandson Joseph LAMBERT, (2) to my daughter Elizabeth HIGGOTT, (3) to Sarah the daughter of my son James, (4) to my son John WALKER, (5) to be divided equally amongst the children of my late son George WALKER, deceased, (6) to be divided amongst the children of my late daughter Ann HILL, deceased.
Executors: my son William WALKER, and my grandson Joseph LAMBERT.
Signed by George WALKER in the presence of:
Witnesses: William COTES, Wirksworth;   John FIRTH.
Proved Oct 1849 to exec. Joseph LAMBERT of Accrington co. Lancaster, Draper.
Note: George WALKER was aged 99 when he made his will. He appears on the 1841 census as aged 85, but both his burial record and his obituary state that he was then aged 100.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1850

BOOTH
WOOD
WOOD, James, carpenter of Padfield. (Ad)
letters to sister Ann wife of Ralph BOOTH;   James died a widower without children or parent.
Admin. 1850.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1850

ALLEN
BIRCH
BRAMWELL
BRANDRETH
BROWN
CLEWS
FOREST
GOODWIN
HAWKING
JACKSON
NADIN
NEEDHAM
NOEL
NUTTALL
SLACK
STADEN
SWANN
WAIN
WARDLE
WARDLE, Sarah - of "The Barn" Hartington, widow, 16 Feb 1848.[1]
Trustee: her friend William SWANN of Coteheath House nr Buxton who is to supervise that:- the interest on £200 is paid annually to her brother James NEEDHAM during his life-time & on his death the capital is to be paid to the treasurer of "The Wesleyan Old Preachers Fund" a receipt being sufficent acknowledgement;   the interest on £200 is paid annually to her brother Robert NEEDHAM during his life-time & on his death the capital is to paid to the treasurer of "The Kingswood & Woodhouse Schools", a receipt being sufficent acknowledgement;   £50 to Sarah NEEDHAM (d. of her brother James);   £59 to Dorothy NEEDHAM (d. of her brother James);   William SWANN is to pay $120 as follows:- £10 to Joseph WARDLE (s. of Ralph WARDLE), £10 to George WARDLE (s. of Ralph WARDLE);   £10 to Betty BRANDRETH (d. of Ralph WARDLE);   £10 to John WARDLE (s. of John WARDLE dead);   £10 to John JACKSON (s. of Samuel JACKSON);   £10 to Thomas WARDLE (s. of Joseph WARDLE);   £5 to Joel NUTTALL (s. of Joseph NUTTALL);   £5 to Isaac WAIN (the s. of Abel WAIN);   £5 to Betty GOODWIN (d. of Joseph Goodwin FOREST[3]);   £5 to Martha BROWN (the sister of Betty GOODWIN);   £5 to Mary SLACK that was but now BIRCH of Macclesfield;   £5 to Keria CLEWS of Leek;   £5 to Sarah d. of Thomas NADIN;   £5 to Thomas the s. of James WARDLE now apprenticed;   £5 each to Joseph, James, Thomas & John the sones of my brother James;   £150 to the trustees of Buxton Wesleyan Chapel to pay off their debts or to help build a new chapel providing they pay every September quarter day £5;   1 moriety amongst the householders who provide refreshments to the travelling local preachers & another to the poor of Brandtop chapel;   £150 to the trustees of Flash Methodist Chapel provided they give £5 annually to the missionary society when they meet there & if they don't meet there then to the Leek meeting.
Executors: John ALLEN of Buxton, schoolmaster & John STADEN of BrandTop, farmer.
Witnesses: John BRAMWELL Wesleyan Minister of Buxton & Joseph NOEL of Buxton, 5 sheets of paper.
Codicil: 7 Apr 1849. Changes the terms of the encumberance on the £150 left to Buxton Methodists to £4 p.a.
Witnesses: Robert John Thompson HAWKING Methodist Minister of Buxton,   & Joseph NOEL of Buxton.
Probate 11 May 1850. Testator died 3 Apr 1850.
Notes: [1] This woman seems to have been an ardent non-conformist.
[2] Many of the places mentioned are in Hartington Upper Quarter.
[3] Might this be Joseph GOODWIN [of] Forest, ie Macclesfield Forest?

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1851

CLARKE
OLIVER
STADEN
WARDLE
WARDLE, Joseph - of Brandside i/t/p Hartington, farmer, 18 Sep 1851.
his wife Mary is to have the use of his farming stock & household goods for the rest of her life & after her death they are to be sold by public auction & the proceeds plus any money Mary may have at that time to be equally among his children;   if his son Joseph is granted the tenancy of the farm by the Duke of Devonshires agent he is to have only 1/- of this money & his other children are to share & share alike;   his children are sons Joseph, George, William, Abraham, Isaac, James & John, & daughters the late Mary CLARKE (whose children are to have her share), Mary & Ann.
Executors: wife Mary, & George WARDLE his son.
Witnesses: James OLIVER,   & James STADEN.
Proved 10 Mar 1852. Testator died 19 Sep 1851.

Contact: Valerie Hall

 

1852

WOOD
WOOD, John, Blacksmith, Mellor. Died 1837. (Ad)
letters to son James WOOD.
Admin. 1852.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1853

COOPER
GARLICK
KNOTT
LEE
SHEPHERD
WINTERBOTTOM
WINTERBOTTOM, Dolly of Wimberry Hill, Glossop, Spinster, 1 Dec 1852. Died 3 Jan 1853.
daughters Ellen WINTERBOTTOM*,   Hannah COOPER,   Sarah GARLICK,   Nanny KNOTT,   brother Isaiah LEE*. [his Will 1855 also listed]
Witnesses: James SHEPHERD,   Robert WINTERBOTTOM.
Probate 23rd February 1853  Estate under £100.

Contact: Liz Sparkes

 

1856

ARMITAGE
FIELDING
HADFIELD
WOOD
WOOD, John, spinner (son of John & Sarah WOOD), 9 Jan 1856.
3 surviving brothers, Robert WOOD of Staleybridge,   Joseph WOOD, Charles WOOD of High St. Glossop,   surviving sisters Mary ARMITAGE,   Sarah HADFIELD;   tenants Christopher FIELDING and others,   brother Abraham WOOD,   nephew, son of Robert WOOD,   John ARMITAGE of Arundel St, Glossop;   Isaac HADFIELD.
Date of Probate not available - indexing under date written, 1856.

Contact: Graham Hadfield

 

1860

BARNSLEY
BEELLEY
BROOMHEAD
CROSSLAND
HANCOCK
OUTRAM
WHITE
WHITE, Thomas, of Nether Padley, Parish of Hope, 22 Jun 1857.
Beneficiaries: wife Barbara WHITE and children Richard WHITE,   Thomas WHITE, Charles WHITE, George WHITE, Henry WHITE and their married daughters Barbara BEELLEY and Elizabeth OUTRAM;   surviving children of first marriage Joseph WHITE, Robert WHITE and married daughters Dorothy BARNSLEY and Sarah HANCOCK.
Executors: Thomas BROOMHEAD* of Hathersage and Samuel WHITE* of Calver.
Witnesses: John CROSSLAND and Matthew CROSSLAND
Proved Derby 20 Jan 1860.

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1863

CHINN
PARKES
SHORT
WAGSTAFF
WRAGG
WAGSTAFF, George - of Upper Loads i/t/p Brampton co. Derby (farmer), 24 Apr 1861.
all that my house gardens and premises &c. in Darley Two Dales co. Derby to my grandson George Henry WAGSTAFF (son of my son John WAGSTAFF);   to Mary Ann daughter of my said son John £20;   to George Joseph James, and Mary Ann SHORT (children of my daughter Hannah wife of Joseph SHORT) £78 equally divided;   to William and Daniel WAGSTAFF (sons of my son George WAGSTAFF) $100 equally divided;   to the 3 daughters of my son George WAGSTAFF (Emma, Georganah, and Mary) £90 equally divided;   to my daughter Ann (wife of John WRAGG) £150 (in case of her death then equally divided amongst her surviving children);   to Emma and Mary Alice, the 2 daughters of my son William WAGSTAFF a weekly annuity of 2s. 6d. each from the day of my death until aged 21 (and) £80 at 21 (without interest) and if both die before that £30 thereof to their mother paid immediately after the death of the last surviving child, and the rest as follows: 1/5 to my son James, 1/5 to my daughter Ann, 1/5 between the children of my said son John, 1/5 amongst the children (of son) George, and 1/5 amongst the children of my daughter Hannah;   to my son James my writing desk;   to my daughter Ann my wash stand and white bed cover;   to Emma daughter of my son William my bot and house cloak;   to Mary Alice daughter of son William my camp bed with its said furniture;   the remainder to my son James WAGSTAFF.
Executors: my son James WAGSTAFF, my son in law John WRAGG, and John WAGSTAFF of Winster.   George WAGSTAFF x his mark, with
Witnesses: James PARKES and Francis PARKES, both of Upper Loades.
Proved 18 Mar 1863 by the oaths of (all) executors named.
Probate extracted by Sinckler CHINN and Proctor of Derby.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1868

ANDREW
MOSLEY
SIMPSON
WHITE
WHITE, Elizabeth (commonly known as Betty WHITE) - of Padley Common, near Grindleford Bridge, widow, Farmer and Innkeeper, 18 Feb 1867.
Most of the estate plus £19 to son Thomas WHITE*;   £19 to son Robert WHITE;   £19 to grand-daughter Elizabeth MOSLEY (daughter of late daughter Sarah MOSLEY) when she reached the age of 21.
Witnesses: Thomas SIMPSON, Grindleford Bridge and Willis ANDREW, Grindleford Bridge.
Deceased died 7 Aug 1868. Proved at Derby 24 Aug 1868.

Contact: Sheila Rimmington

 

1876

BALL
BOURNE
BRIGHAM
PALING
SMITH
WIGLEY
WIGLEY, Jedediah - of Ilkeston, retired Licensed Victualler & Publican, 18 Apr 1875.
Witnesses: George SMITH,   Henry George BRIGHAM.
Executors: John BALL (son-in-law) Lace Mfr., Nottingham;   Eleizer PALING (son-in-law) Publican, Newark on Trent;   Charles Henry BOURNE (son-in-law) Stationer & Licensed Victualler, Ilkeston.
Beneficiaries: Ruth WIGLEY (wife);   John BALL (son-in-law);   Eliezer PALING (son-in-law);   George WIGLEY (friend);   Elizabeth BALL (daughter);   Martha WIGLEY (daughter);   Mary PALING (daughter);   Sophia BOURNE (daughter)
Trustees: John BALL, Eliezer PALING, and George WIGLEY (as above)
Deceased died 3 Nov 1876, Ilkeston. Will proved 22 Dec 1876, Derby.

Contact: Thelma Wigley

 

1877

ATKINSON
GEE
HATTON
KEELING
THACKER
WALTERS
WALTERS, Samuel - of Station Road, Chesterfield; Occ. Builder and Contractor. Died 1 May 1877.
Executors: cousin Abraham WALTERS,   son in law William Hedges HATTON.
Beneficiaries: sons George WALTERS and Robert WALTERS;   daughters Ellen THACKER and Eliza Hedges HATTON.
Witnesses: Chas. KEELING,   Clerk to G E GEE, Solicitor, and Thos. Jas. ATKINSON, Derbyshire Times Offices
Probate granted Derby 13 Jun 1877.

Contact: John Mather

 

1888

HILL
WRAGG
WRAGG, John - late of the Grove Farm, Old Brampton, co. Derby, farmer, 23 Feb 1884.
Executors: my sons George Herbert WRAGG (of Wadshelf, joiner and farmer) and John WRAGG (of Whittington Moor, butcher),   and my son in law William HILL (farm bailiff)
Bequests: none;   residue to be invested and income applied as follows: £52 per annum to my wife during her life and remainder to be added to the trust until my youngest daughter Mercy Ellen attains 21 years, then to divide the capital and income equally between all my children.
Note: my trustees empowered to apply the capital of the expectant share of my youngest daughter Mercy Ellen towards maintaining her during her minority.   Signed John WRAGG.
Proved at Derby (no date stated, and by the execs as named)
Effects £750.3.1d. Testator died 27 May 1888 at Old Brampton.

Contact: Stuart Hill

 

1891

FERNS
JOWETT
MOULT
TOMLINSON
WARREN
WILD
WILD, Martha - of Mellor, spinster, 5 Feb 1891. Died 30 April 1891.
Beneficiaries: the children of late brother George WILD,   the children of late sister Ann WARREN;   the children of late sister Eliza MOULT;   the children of half sister Mary FERNS;   the children of half sister Margaret TOMLINSON;   nephews Frederick John MOULT, William Herbert MOULT and George Emanuel MOULT.
Executor: great nephew William JOWETT of Mellor, Cotton Manufacturer.
Witnesses: William JOWETT, Mellor, Manufacturer and Edith J JOWETT.
Probate at Derby 25 Aug 1891. Gross Value of personal effects  £315/9/5; extracted by Charles JOWETT Solicitor of Stockport.

Contact: David Wilde

 

1912

EDLESTON
KIRKE
NOTON
STRUTT
TAYLOR
WHITE
WRENCH
WRENCH, Edward Mason - of Park Lodge Baslow co. Derby, F.R.C.S., 18 Mar 1911.
Executors and Trustees: my wife Anne Eliza WRENCH, my son Francis Houlton WRENCH and my daughter Annie Edwina Mervyn EDLESTON.
Bequests: to my son Edward Branson WRENCH - the gold repeater watch which belonged to his godfather;   to my son Francis Houlton WRENCH - one Chippendale mirror, my Encyclopaedia Britannica and my diaries;   to my daughter Annie Edwina Mervyn EDLESTON - one Chippendale mirror and to her husband R… C… Shafto EDLESTON - Lady WHITE's sideboard;   to my grandson Edward Gillam WRENCH - my signet ring;   to my son John Henry Kirke WRENCH - all my plated articles except the two plated wine coolers.
I bequeath my stable and farm stock carriages and implements and the rest of my furniture plate pictures (except family portraits) household effects and articles of a personal character to my wife absolutely;   each of my grandchildren except Edward Gillam WRENCH to have a small piece of plate or picture &c. not more than £5 in value as a memento of myself.
My Trustees to allow to Francis Houlton WRENCH possession and use of the WRENCH family portraits … and on his death to my eldest grandson then living in England and … the KIRKE family portraits to John Henry Kirke WRENCH if he be living at the time of my death;   to my great grandson Luther Mason WRENCH - £200 if living;   other bequests to grandchildren & daughters in law;   to WILLIAM STRUTT (now in my service) - £20.
Witnesses: Francis J TAYLOR, Solicitor, Bakewell;   W S NOTON, his clerk.
Probate 5 Jun 1912 at Derby to Executors as named.  Gross value of Estate £9466.8s.10d. Net £6357.5s.5d.

Contact: Michael Edgoose

 

1929

HURST
STREET
SWIRE
WINTERBOTTOM
WINTERBOTTOM, Joe Rose - of 67 Hall Street, Glossop, Plumber & tinplateworker, 3 Jun 1927.
Died 11 Apr 1929 at Woods Hospital, Glossop.
Beneficiary: wife Martha Ann HURST (also exec)
Witnesses: H L SWIRE, Solicitor, Glossop;   Frank STREET, his clerk.
Probate Manchester 18 May 1929. Gross value of estate £638.2.0.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1946

DEWSNAP
HURST
WINTERBOTTOM
WINTERBOTTOM (nee HURST), Martha Ann - of 67 Manor Park Road, Glossop. (Ad)
a widow without issue or parent. Died 11 Apr 1946.
Admon. to Hannah DEWSNAP* of Brookside, Wesley Street, Glossop, widow, the lawful sister of the whole blood and the only person entitled to the estate of the said intestate.
Probate Manchester 25 Jun 1946. Gross Value of estate £612.16.9.

Contact: Karen Turner

 

1947

BENNETT
BROOKE
MANNERS
PITCHER
TAYLOR
WITHERS
WITHERS, Daniel - of 12 St Peter's Road, Fairfield, Buxton, Railway Employee, 7 Jul 1942.
Died 4 Aug 1947 at Buxton & General Hospital.
Executors: nephew Robert Arthur MANNERS of Ambergate,   & niece Lucy May PITCHER of Oldown, Tockington, near Bristol.
Witnesses: clerks of BENNETT, BROOKE, TAYLOR, Solicitors, Buxton.
Proved 8 Oct 1947.

Contact: Ruth Withers

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