Abstracts of Derbyshire Probate Records
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(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.
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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)
- A Latin Genealogical Word List
- A Glossary of Ranks, Professions, Occupations and Trades for Old Occupations
- A Glossary of Household, Farming and Trade Terms from Probate Inventories.
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FROGGATT, Nathaniel - of Heathfield  in the Parish of Glossop and
County of Derby, Cloath Maker, 16 Oct 1759.
and then it is my mind and will that my household goods or implements belonging to my trade that remain unsold at my death etc. sole us of my son John FROGGATT till he atains the age of twenty one years. I leave to my sister in law Mary WAGSTAFFE of Bridgend the sum of ten pounds, if she be alive, but if she be dead I would have it go to my sister Ellen FROGGATT &c.; I would have my sister Ellen FROGGATT have twenty pounds more of her share of the money, whatever it is than my brother William FROGGATT when divided; I do nominate and appoint George WAGSTAFFE of Bridgend my father in law and my Uncle William GODDARD Vicar of Glossop to be executors.
Sealed signed published and declared in the presence of Samuel KINDER and Betty SIDEBOTTOM.
Items listed and appraised by William BRADBURY and George WAGSTAFFE.
Note:  This is Heathfield not Hayfield.
FROGGATT, John - the elder of Shedyard in the County of Derby,
Yeoman &c., 11 Nov 1701.
I give, devise and bequeath all my messuages and tenements and the lands, housing and outhouse with the appurtences thereunto at Lowlaughton and my copyhold land at Jowhole, and all my goods, messuages, cottages farms and houses and outhouses and lands and premises with and every of their appurtences situate lying and being within Crowdon lee Booth also the vaccary of Crowdenee in Edale in the said county of Derby unto my son John FFROGGATT and his assynes for an during the term of nynety and nine years ……… unto the heir lawfully begotton and to be betten and for default of … then I give etc unto Ellen CARRINGTON my daughter for and during the times of ninety and nine years; I give and devise and bequeath all my messauges, farms and tenements called the Green lands and Bowdon farm and all my lands houses buildings primises and appurtances to the same belonging situated and lying in Ollenbooth in Edale aforesaid which I purchased of Thomas EYRE unto my daughter Ellen CARRINGTON; I give unto my wife a cow and bedstid and bedding fitting for it; I give unto my grandchild Ellen POOL the sum of ffour score pounds to be paid her when she attaines the age of fourteen; I give to my cousin Jane (I think this is POOL on the document) the sum of thirty pounds; I give unto my son in Law John CARRINGTON ffive shillings.
Witnesses: John MIDDLETON, Charles LINGARD, Robert BOWDEN, Alistar LINGARD.
Note: in the Inventory of John FFROGGATT late of Shedyard in the parish of Glossop, yeoman, is Lease including a messuage and tenement Shedyard, Lease of lands at Townscliffe.