Derbyshire Wills

Abstracts of Derbyshire Probate Records

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Abstracts on this page are listed by Date of Probate, and a list of SURNAMES in each abstract may be found on the left of the abstract. Use the 'Find' option in your browser to search for surnames you're interested in, or use the search box below to search all Wills in this collection.

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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:-

 

1665

DANIEL
GRANT
LATHBURY
MANSFIELD
MARSHALL
ROBERT
ROWE
TOOBY
YOUNG
YOUNG, Robert - of Hilton, Derby, Husbandman, 6 Apr 1665.
Beneficiaries: son John YOUNG,   son ROBERT YOUNG,   daughter Dorothy MARSHALL,   wife Dorothy YOUNG.
Mentions: daughter Ann YOUNG,   son DANIEL YOUNG,   John TOOBY.
Executor: wife Dorothy YOUNG.
Witnesses: Fran ROWE,   Prudence ROWE,   Thomas ?  
Inventory: dated 22 May 1665, witnessed by Robert GRANT,   Thomas MANSFIELD,   Arthur LATHBURY.
Proved 23 Jun 1665.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1695

GRETTON
LATHBERY
MANNING
MANSFIELD
ROBERT
TOOBY
YOUNG
YOUNG, Robert - of Hilton, Derby, Husbandman, 3 Nov 1694.
Beneficiaries: sons Timothy YOUNG, Robert YOUNG, and John YOUNG,   Dorothy the daughter of my son ROBERT YOUNG,   wife Elizabeth YOUNG.
Mentions: children Mary YOUNG,   George YOUNG.
Executor: wife Elizabeth YOUNG.
Witnesses: Geo GRETTON,   Thomas LATHBERY,   Joseph MANNING.
Inventory Witnesses: Francis MANSFIELD,   George TOOBY,   ? LATHBERY.
Proved 26 Apr 1695.

Contact: Carol Ryan

 

1725

BARKETT
BOTTILL
MANSFIELD
MARTIN
WARD
YOUNG
YOUNG, Robert - of Hilton, Derby, Husbandman, 2 Feb 1724.
Beneficiaries: daughter Dorothy MARTIN,   daughter Margery YOUNG.
Executor: Margery YOUNG.
Witnesses: George YOUNG,   John MANSFIELD,   JO WARD.
Inventory: dated 4 Feb 1725, witnessed by Ed BOTTILL,   Jam BARKETT.
Proved 5 Oct 1725.

Contact: Carol Ryan

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