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Wills of Chapel; Chinley; Bugsworth & Peak Forest Families 


A number of Wills for the Chinley area are shown in full on the Glossop Wills page.  Just click on the name to take you there.  My thanks to David & Anne Bailey; Rowena Clarke; the late Bill Eyre; Rob Marchington; Allen Peterson; John Powell & Michael Spencer for many of these wills.

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Ralph ANDREW of Chinley: 1667

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Ralph ANDREW of Southhead in Chinley: 1703

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James ATKIN, farmer of Chapel en le Frith: 1861

mentions: bro Samuel

Sisters Sarah DOWNS; Ann BATES

Sister Ellen SIDEBOTHAM`s children

Nephews Joel BATES; James GODDARD, tailor and draper of Chapel

Niece Christian SHATWELL

Witnesses: Joshua LOMAS, labourer of Chapel; James LOMAS 

George HALL Surrogate     Will made 1858

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JOHN BAILEY OF COMBS CHAPEL EN LE FRITH DERBYSHIRE

(Written 10th September 1878 Proved 4th September 1879

I JOHN BAILEY of Combs in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith in the city of Derby Innkeeper declare this to be my last Will and Testament and I APPOINT my nephew ISAAC BAILEY of Stockport in the city of Chester Doctor of Medicine and my sons ROBERT BAILEY and ALBERT BAILEY Executors and Trustees thereof and I declare that whenever the said word Trustees shall hereafter recur or be used it shall be deemed and taken to include and refer to the said ISAAC BAILEY ROBERT BAILEY and ALBERT BAILEY and the survivors and survivor of them and executors or administrators of the survivor I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH to my said Trustees all my real and personal estates and effects whatsoever and whenever the same may be found at my decease UPON TRUST that they my said Trustees do in the first place pay and discharge all my just and lawful debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and after payment thereof UPON TRUST that they my said Trustees permit and suffer my wife SARAH BAILEY to use such part of my personal estate as shall not consist of my money and also to receive the rents interest income and benefit arising from all my real and personal estates for and the term of her natural life if she shall so long continue unmarried my widow and from and immediately after the decease or marriage of my said wife whichever shall first happen I DIRECT and empower my said Trustees to sell and convert the whole of my real and personal estates and effects into money and to convey the whole of my real estate to the purchaser or purchasers thereof and that the receipt or receipts of any  said Trustees for the purchase money arising from the sale of my real estate shall effectually discharge the person or persons paying the same from further responsibility in respect of such money and after such sale or sales shall be made as aforesaid UPON TRUST that they my said Trustees shall after paying the expenses connected with the sales and of making out a title to my real estate stand possessed of the monies arising from such sales UPON TRUST to pay and divide the same monies unto and equally between and amongst all my children namely WILLIAM ROBERT JOHN ALBERT MARK and HANNAH and I DECLARE that if any of my said children shall die before he or she shall be entitled to receive any benefit under this my will leaving issue surviving that then and in each such case such issue shall take the share of the child so dying if more than one such issue in equal shares and I DECLARE that my said Trustees shall be  responsible only each for his own debts receipt neglects and defaults only and not one of them for the other or either of them

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 10th day of September 1878 JOHN BAILEY signed and declared by the said testator JOHN BAILEY as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses in the obligation in the third line of the first page hereof having first been made

PETER KIRK Chapel en le Frith

WILLIAM BAILEY 43 Turner Lane Ashton under Lyne

Proved at Derby the 4th day of September 1879 by the oath of ISAAC BAILEY Esq Doctor of Medicine the nephew and ROBERT BAILEY and ALBERT BAILEY the sons the executors to whom administration was granted

The Testator JOHN BAILEY was late of Combs in the parish of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby Innkeeper and died on 12th day of May 1879 at Combs aforesaid personal estate under £100

Extracted by S & H S Chin Proctors Derby    Ref for CRO Matlock – Microfilm M267 Page 911

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Anne BARBER of Malcalfe: 1698

In the name of God Amen In the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundreth ninety five And ninth day of February I Anne BARBAR of Malcalfe in the parish of Chappellefrith and County of Derby spinster beinge aged & weake in body butt of sound & perfect memory praised be Almighty God doe make & ordaine this my psent last Will & Testament in manor & forme following First I comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping through the .... merits of Jesus Christ my redeemer to be made partaker of life everlasting & my body I committ to the earth from whence itt came to be decently buried within the church & att north church doore in Chappelllefrith aforesd in such decent manor as myne Executour hereafter named shall think fitt: alowing all the poore that come to my funerall two pence apice And for such temporall estate as itt hath pleased god to bestow upon me I give & bequeath itt in manor & forme following Imprimis I give & beqeath to my Brother William BARBAR & to my sister Mary BARBAR the sevrall sumes of one shilling apice & to my sister Mary one chaff bed & two more blanketts Item I give to William ANDREW fourty shillings & one years time to pay what he oweth mee to mine Executour without interest and to his mother Widdow ANDREW if she be living a red stuf cote with three laces on Item I give to George KIRKE of Hollow Shae fourty shillings and to five children the sums of one shilling a peice as many as are living and to his mother Grace KIRKE too shillings six pence if she be living Item I give to her three dauters Ann Amy and Mary the sums of too shillings sixpence a peice if the be living Item I give to George WARD one pound and one yeares time to pay what he oweth mee to mine Executor without interest Item I give to his six children the sume of one shilling a peice as many as are living Item I give to Antony WARD and to his foure sisters the sume of one shilling a peice as many as are living Item I give to Rodger DAINE too shillings and a yeares time to pay what he oweth me to mine executor without interest Item I give to Grace GODDART of browne side a brown cote with one blacke lace on one of my best wascots A green sag Ayron? and  a napkin with a lace on Item I give to Sara SHIRT and her children all the rest of my backe cloths and back linnen that are out and those that are bad ones to be dealt amongst poor neigbours Item I give Elizabeth BARBER one bed hilling one blanket paire of worse sheets and one scellet if she be living Item I give to Ann BARBER the wife of Thomas BARBER twenty shillings a new blanket and feather boulster one feather pillow with Covers belonging to them Item I give to William BARBER the son of Thomas BARBER one cubbard one Sayling cofen that my cloths are in and one pewter dish Item I give to Ellen BARBER his sister one box one little spining wheele A paire of flax sheets and a pillow beave? and one pewter dish

Item after all my debts funerall charges and legacys I give and bequeath all the rest and ressidue  of my estate goods cattel and chattel whatsoever unto my Loving freind Thomas BARBER of Malcalf Aforesaid and do make and ordaine my saide Loving freind Thomas BARBER sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and disanull and make voide all other former wills and testaments legacys and bequeaths by mee heretofore made given and bequeathed and to this present last will and testament have hereunto subscribed my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written:

Ann BARBER mark and seale

Sealed signed published and declared in the presence of 

Robert BOOTH; William HORROBIN; John KIRKE

Proved Bakewell 22 June 1698             

A True and pfect Inventory of all & singular the goods Catles and Chatles of Anne BARBAR of Malcalfe in  the pish of Chappell en le Firth and County of Darby Spinster ..... according as the same weere praised prized and valued the twentieth day of Aprill Ano Dom 1698 By us whose names are subscribed

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   £    s    d

Imp. Her purse and apparall

  03  10  00

Itm in Beddinge 

  01  00  00

Itm in course woole & flax & linen & woolen yarne

  00  09  00

Itm in oate meale groats & wheate

  00  08  06

Itm in Butter & Cheese

  00  03  00

Itm three Coffers & three boxes

  01  02  00

Itm a litle brass pann and old brass pott am iron pott and old skillitt a lead & som litle pewter

  00  14  06

Itm in linen & woolen cloath

  00  09  00

Itm two old spinning wheeles

  00  03  00

Itm an old Cupboard

  00  10  00

Itm in wood wares

  00  04  06

Itm oweing to the testator in arrealages? of rent

  02  10  00

Itm a fire iron and iron ware

  00  05  00

Itm three treasses and som old boards

  00  03  06

Itm in earthen wares & .... potts

  00  05  00

Itm money oweing to the executor by specialty

  29  00  00

Itm in chaires stooles quissions fuell & husslmts

  00 05  00

Sum Totall

  45  06  08

Praised prized & valued the day & year above by viz:

George WARD; Wm ANDREWE; Henry MELLOR; Charles KYRKE

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Anne BARBER: 1725 Letter of Administration

Begins in Latin and names William BARBER of Chapple in Le Frith in County of Derbie yeoman; John KITCHEN of Hope in County of Derbie pld Iron Merger & Thomas BOWER of Ford in County of Derbie yeoman and is dated 7 October 1725

The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound William BARBER natural and lawfull Son and Administrator of all and singular the goods ...... and credits of Anne BARBER late of the parish of Chapple deceased       then as all obligations.

Signed by William BARBER John KITCHIN Tho: BOWER (his mark)    

A True Perfect Inventory of all the goods & chattels of Anne BARBER Late of Malcofe in the Parish of Chappell le Frith the County of Derby vid. deceased ...... Praised & apprazed By us whose names are Hereunto Subscribed

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   £    s    d

Imp. her purse & Aparl

  05  00  00

A press

  01  00  00

One chest & desk

  01  10  00

One Small chest

  00  08  00

Linen Yarn

  00  07  00

Woollen Yarn

  00  01  00

3 pair of Glazen? Sheets

  00  19  06

3 pair of Hemp Sheets

  00  13  00

3 pillow covers

  00  03  06

2 pair of pillow covers

  00  05  00

1 Bolster Case

  00  01  06

2 Table Cloths & Dozen Napkins

  00  12  06

1 Tiny Table Cloth & 10 Napkins

  00  16  04

A Bible

  00  01  00

Huselemt in all

  00 05  00

Total

  11  03  04

 Henry MELLOR; Jos: TRICKETT

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Ann BARBER of Chapel en le Frith: 1821

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Ann BARBER Spinster of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding made in manner and form following First I order and direct that all my Just debts Funeral and other inevitable expenses be paid and fully discharged by my Executors out of my personal property  And it is my mind and will and I order and direct that the House or Houses part of which I now reside in situate in Chapel en le Frith aforesaid with all rights privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining be sold as soon as convenient after my decease for the best price that can or may be had and obtained by my Executors herein hereafter mentioned or the survivor of them and I do hereby Will and Declare that the conveyance or conveyances assurance or assurances to be made and executed by my Executors or the survivor of them shall be a good and effectual conveyance or conveyances assurance or assurances to the person or persons purchasing the same his her or their assigns and that the Receipt or Receipts of my Executors or the survivor of them shall be sufficient discharge to the purchaser or purchasers his her or their assigns for the purchase money and that the purchaser or purchasers shall not in any wise be answerable for the application or none application of the purchase money. And it is my mind and will and I order and direct that the money arising from such sale together with my personal property after the payment of my Just Debts Funeral and other expenses be disposed of in the following manner (that is to say) I give and Bequeath unto Amelia the wife of James ESDAILE Esq. of Bunhill Roise? London the sum of Fifty pounds as a gratuity to buy her mourning I also give her my Portrait.  I Give and Bequeath unto my Cousins Thomas BARBER, William BARBER, John BARBER, Sarah JOULE, Ellen HOLDGATE widow, the children of Eli ATKIN Deceased, and the children of Edward ATKIN Deceased the sum of one Hundred Pounds to be paid Twelve months after my Decease and to be equally divided into seven equal parts one seventh part to be given and equally divided amongst the children of Eli ATKIN Deceased share and share alike and the children of Edward ATKIN to have another seventh part equally divided amongst them share and share alike.  I Give and Bequeath unto Mrs BROWN of Disley one mourning ring to be ordered after my decease and to be engraved with my name I also give unto her my best worked Apron.  I Give and Bequeath unto the Sunday School carried on under the establishment at Chapel en le Frith the sum of Ten pounds to be Lodged in the hands of Mr Josiah BRADBURY of Rye Flatt and him or his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns to pay the Interest yearly and every year to the above mentioned institution.  I order and direct that the sum of Ten pounds be left in the hands of Mr Josiah BRADBURY to keep my Family Vault in Repair with painting and other necessaries that it may from time to time stand in need of.  I Give and Bequeath unto James BENNETT of Ashton Clough the sum of Five Pounds in order to see that my Family Vault be kept in good repair.  I Give and Bequeath unto Mr Robert COLLYER Sen. of Upperfold the sum of Five Pounds as a gratuity for his kindness unto me.  I Give and Bequeath unto Mrs SHEPHERD of Moor Oaks near Sheffield and Mrs BRADBURY of Rye Flatt my mourning rings.  I Give and Bequeath unto Sarah HADFIELD the Daughter of my Aunt Betty CARRINGTON Deceased my common wearing Apparel likewise one Oak Sett of Drawers.  I Give and Bequeath unto all my First Cousins by my Mothers side all my Table Linnen Bed Linnen Bedding Books together with all the remainder of my Wearing Apparel to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike Mrs SHEPHERD Mrs KERSHAW and Mrs BRADBURY of Rye Flatt to have their First choice.   All the rest and residue of my property of whatsoever the same may consist of or wheresoever the same lie or be and not herein before efectually disposed of I Give and Bequeath unto my First Cousins by my Mothers Side as their property to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and it is my Mind and I order and Direct that the Children of Elisebeth the Deceased daughter of my Aunt Betty CARRINGTON Deceased shall have their Mothers share equally divided amongst them as the shall severally attain the Age of Twenty one years.  I order and Direct that Mary BARBER the Widow of my Dear Brother William BARBER and the Revd E GLOSSOP have no interference in any matter relating to either my personal or Real Estate or in any wise appertaining thereunto.  Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Mr Josiah BRADBURY of Rye Flatt and Mr William CARRINGTON of Cale Green near Stockport Hatter Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Mr George SHEPHERD of Moor Oaks near Sheffield Trustee to see the due execution of this my Last Will and Testament And hereby revoking all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Fourteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty

(signed) Ann BARBER

Sealed Signed Published and declared by the within named Testator to be her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have sett our hands as Witnesses hereunto the Day and Year above written

Nancy HARRISON; Peggy COLLIER; Sally TURNER

CODICIL

I Ann BARBER of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby Spinster do make this Codicil to my last Will and Testament and direct the same to be taken as part thereof And in the first place I do hereby revoke and make void the Legacies by me given in and by my said Will to Mrs BROWN of Disley And I direct that the sum of Ten pounds by me given and by my said Will to the Sunday School therein mentioned shall be lodged in the hands of Mr Robert COLLIER of Over Fold instead of Mr Josiah BRADBURY and of the Executors and Administrators of the said Robert COLLIER for the purpose mentioned in my said Will And also the sum of Ten pounds in my said Will mentioned to be lodged in the hands of the said Robert COLLIER instead of the said Josiah BRADBURY and of the Executors and Administrators of the said Robert COLLIER the yearly Interest thereof to be applied in such repairs of my Family Vault as in my said Will mentioned And I direct the sum of Five pounds in and by my said Will given given to James BENNETT to see my Family Vault kept in repair to be paid in his stead to John BARBER of Chapel en le Frith for that purpose And I do hereby confirm the order and direction in my said Will contained for the sale of my House or Houses therein mentioned by my Executors therein named and to that use intent and purpose I do hereby give and devise my said House or Houses unto my said Executors their Heirs and Assigns And I give and bequeath the sum of Five pounds to Ellen the daughter of William BARBER of Chapel en le Frith And I give and bequeath to Mary Daughter of Thomas BARBER and now the Wife of Francis FRITH of Chapel en le Frith Stone Mason the sum of Twenty pounds And I direct these Legacies to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And I will and direct that Mrs SHEPHERD shall have the first choice of the shares of my Table Linen Bed Linen Bedding Books and Wearing Apparel after the same shall have been divided into the shares mentioned in my said Will And I give and bequeath my Mourning Ring for my Mother to Mrs SHEPHERD and my Mourning Ring for my Brother to Mrs KERSHAW And I do hereby revoke and make void the Legacy of Fifty Pounds in and by my said Will given and bequeathed to Mrs ESDAILE And in lieu thereof I direct my Executors to order and procure a handsome Mourning ring as soon as possible after my decease and to present the same to the said Mrs ESDAILE as a small token of my gratitude for her kindness and attention to me And I do hereby confirm my said Will in every other respect than as to what I have hereby revoked or altered And lastly I do hereby will order and direct all my first cousins by my Father`s side to be Under Bearers at my Funeral and all my first cousins by my Mother`s side to be Pall Bearers and to have Silk Hoods and their Husbands Silk Hatbands In Witness whereof I have to this Codicil to my said Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this second day of May on the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one

(attempt at signature) The Mark and Seal of Ann BARBER

Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Ann BARBER as and for a Codicil  to her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other.

Elizabeth TIMMS; Ann TIMMS; John WRIGHT         

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Chapel en le Frith Nov 15 1821

Let a Probat (sic) of this Will (& of the Codicil thereto annexed) be granted to Josiah BRADBURY and William CARRINGTON the Executors named in the same they being sworn as well to a faithful discharge of their Duty as that the Personalty of the Testatrix does not amount to Six hundred pounds.          Before me S GRUNDY Surrogate 

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In the Dean & Chapters Court of Lichfield In the Goods of Ann BARBER Deceased

Appeared Personally Josiah BRADBURY of Rye Flatt in the parish of Chapel en le Frith Gent. and William CARRINGTON of Cale Green in the parish of Stockport Hatter Executors named in the last Will and Testament of the said Ann BARBER late of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby ................................................... under the value of Six Hundred Pounds ..............

Sworn on the 15th day of November 1821 before me Samuel GRUNDY Surrogate

Josiah BRADBURY; W CARRINGTON 

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Mary BARBER of Chapel: 1819

Administrations

In the Dean and Chapter`s Court of Lichfield 

In the Goods of Mary BARBER Deceased

Appeared Personally William BARBER of the Parish of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby Gentleman the party applying for Letters of Administration of the Estate and Effects of the said Mary BARBER late of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby aforesaid Widow Deceased, and made Oath, that the Estate and Effects of the said deceased, for, or in respect of which, the said Letters of Administration are to be granted, exclusive of what the said deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a  Trustee for any other person or persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold estate or Estates for Years of the deceased, if any, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts, due and opwing from the said deceased, are under the value of Twenty Pounds, to the best of this Deponent`s knowledge, information and belief.

Signed William BARBER

Sworn on the 11th November 1819 before me Samuel GRUNDY Surrogate

At Chapel en le Frith the 11th day of November 1819 Before the Reverend Samuel GRUNDY Surrogate etc.

On which day appeared personally William BARBER and suggested that Mary BARBER late of the parish of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby and within the Jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield Widow deceased died upwards of fourteen days ago intestate and that he is the natural and lawful son of the said deceased and the person entitled to Letters of Administration of her Goods and personal Estate Wherefore he prayed the same to be granted to him which the Surrogate decreed accordingly.

Q. When Intestate died.       Answ. (blank)

The said William BARBER was duly sworn and also that the personal Estate of the said deceased at the time of her death did not amount in value to the sum of Twenty pounds - and the Administration was decreed to pass the Seal by me Samuel GRUNDY Surrogate 

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Thomas BARBER of Hurdlow:1687

Inventory says of Malcalfe feild head in parish of Chapel en le Firth

In the name of God Amen. this Third day of October in the yeare of our Lord 1687.  (Latin phrase) I Thomas BARBER of Hurdlow in the County of Derby husbandman indisposed in health but of sound & pfect Memory doe make & ordain this my last Will & Testamt in manner & form following.  First I comend my soul into the Hands of Almighty God trusting in & through the merits of Jesus Christ my saviour to inherit Everlasting Glory in the Kingdom of Heaven.  My Body I give to the Earth from whence it came to be bauried in my Seat in the parish Church of Chapell in Lee Firth & as touchinge my Worldly Estate I dispose thereof as followeth

Imprimis I give and devise to my sister Mary BENNIT widow the sume of Thirty shillings yearly to be paid to her, at one Entire payment during her naturall Life (upon the Twenty Ninth Day of November) Issuing out of the profitts of my Lands in the parish of Chapil in Lee Firth aforesaid.  Item I Give & devise to my sister Anne BARBER the sume of Tenn shillings yearly to be paid to her at one Entire paymt dureing her naturall Life (upon the Twenty Ninth Day of November) Issuing out of the pfitts of my said Land in the parish of Chapel in Lee Firth aforesaid.  Item I Give & bequeath to Houmphry WILLSHAW the sume of Forty shillings out of the Nine pounds hee stands engaged to me by Bond.  Item I Give & bequeath five of my best sheep at Kingveden? to Martha S[WANN], Samuel SWANN, Edward SWANN, Grace SWANN & Rowland SWANN the children of my (sic) Mrs Martha SWANN Item I Give & bequeath to my Mrs Martha SWANN to John BUXTON & Joseph BEEBED? each of them severally the sume of five shillings Item I Give bequeath all my Goods, Cattell & Chattel indisposed of to my Lo: Brother William BARBER my Funeral Expences & debts being first discharged.  Item I Give devise to my said Brother William BARBER all my Lands in the parish of Chapell in Lee Firth aforesaid duringe his naturall Life & to the Issue of his Body Lawfully begotten & to be begotten & to his & their Issue so long as such Issue shall live, provided allways the Annuities aforesaid be truly & justly paid out of the profitts of my aforementioned Lands.  And for default of such Issue I Give & devise all the profitts of all my said Lands in the parish of Chapel in Lee Firth aforesaid to be distributed yearly to the poor of the said parish of Chapel in Lee Firth aforesaid for ever.  Item I doe hereby nominate & appoint my said Brother William BARBER to be Executor of this my last Will & Testament & Lastly I revoke any former Wills by me at any time heretofore made & declare this to be my last Will & Testamt contained in one sheet of paper to which I have set my hand & seale

Thos BARBER his marke (with seal)

In the presence of Thomas FROGATT; John BUXTON; Joseph BEEBED?   

Proved at Bakewell ii November 1687

A True and pfect Inventory of all and Singular the goods Catles & Chatles of Thomas BARBER of Malcalfe feild head in the pish of Chapel en le Firth and County of Derby Yeom. late deceased acordinge as the weare prized praysed & valued (by those whose names are subscribed) [Latin phrase giving date as seventh October 1687]

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   £    s    d

Imp. His purse and Aparall

  01  03  04

It. In Hay & Corne

  04  10  00

It. One old Dishboard one coffer

  00  05  00

It. In Sapling timber

  00  04  00

It. Thirty eaight sheepe

  06  00  00

It. In Bills & Bonds

  27  17  00

It. Moneyes oweing unto the Testator wtout specialty

  02  09  06

It. An old syth wth ager huslments

  00  02  00

Sum totalis

  42  10  10

Praised prized and valued the day and year above by viz.

Charles KIRKE (Sen); John KIRKE; Charles KIRKE (junor)

Debts oweing by the Testator £08. 09s. 02d

Heere Goods Remaininge £34. 01s. 08d. 

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Thomas BARBER of Malcoffe: 1720

In the name of God Amen This tenth day of December Anno Domini 1718 I Thomas BARBER of Malcoffe in the parrish of Chappel in le Frith in the County of Derby yeom. Being weakly as to my Body but of sound mind and perfect memory Praise be therefore given to Allmighty God for the same And calling to mind the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time when it shall please God to take me out of this state do make and ordaine this my present last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I committ my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God trusting in his mercy and in the meritts of my Redeemer Jesus Christ for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and for Eternal life and my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently interred att the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.  And for such worldly Goods and Estate, as God of his great mercy far above my defects hath given unto me I give and dispose of the same as followeth. Imprimis My Will and mind is that all my due debts funerall expences and charges about the Probate of this my last Will & Testament be first paid and discharged forth of my Household goods other then what shall be mentioned to be given to my loveing wife: or to my Grandson Thomas BARBER excepting likewise my Books.  Item I give and Bequeath to my loveing wife Ann BARBER her Bible, Chest and Deske; and all my linnens whatsoever to be att her own disposall , together with all such Corn, Wheat, Malt, Meal and other victualls as shall remaine in the house after funeral And whereas I the said Thomas BARBER In and by one certaine writing or Deed of Settlement formerly by me made and executed wherein Charles KYRK late of Shireoaks was (amongst others) named a Trustee; have not only settled a certaine part of my then messuage lands tenements hereditaments and premises lyeing att or neer unto the Malcoffe aforesd upon my son William BARBER and his heires Male lawfully begotten etc. But have alsoe settled upon my said loveing wife Ann BARBER a competent Dower or Joynture (in case she shall happen me to survive) as amongst other things relaton? being thereunto had it will more plainly and att large appear Now my will and mind is that if my said loveing wife Ann BARBER shall and do loveingly and peaceably accept of the same and shall own and express her selfe to be fully sattisfyed therewith without makeing any further demands of any Dower Joynture or thirds forth of any part of the rest of my Messuage Lands and tenements Goods or Chattels whatsoever, But shall rest sattisfyed therewith, according to the true intent of the before in part writed Deed or writeing That then and in such case, and not otherwise, My will and mind is that my said loveing wife shall have free liberty (during her widowhood and for the terme of her natural life in case she shall not marry) to use as she shall have occasion any, or all of those Household Goods now next mentioned (viz) My best Bed One little Cupboard One Spinning Wheel One Skellett, One Bread iron, One half dozen of trenchers, two pewter dishes, two pewter plates, one small Barrel, one white pott, Three pewter cups, two Chaires one little Table, But not to have liberty or power to sell, lend or otherwise dispose of any of the same.  Item I give and Bequeath unto my son William BARBER those two Books called Mr BAXTERs Sth Everlasting rest and farewell Sermons.  And the rest of all my Books I give unto my Grand Children to be equally divided amongst them, And my will is that my said Loveing Wife shall upon request by her to any of them made have liberty to read or perruse any of them ever returning the same back in due time to the Owner thereof.  And whereas I formerly lent unto William CARRINGTON the younger late of Whyte Knowle now dcd, the sum of Eleven pounds which said sum is yet unpaid, It is therefore my will and mind, that if the same sum of moneys shall be paid to me in my lifetime, or to my Executors att any time after my decease, that my Executors shall within the space of one month next after they shall have received the same, pay unto my brother William BARBER the sum of Three pounds thereof. to my Brother John BARBER the sum of five pounds thereof, and to my sister Sarah SHIRT the sum of Three pounds thereof, if they be then liveing, and for want of of any of them such sum to be paid to their respective childe or children that shall be then liveing, if the said sum of eleven pounds shall be paid as aforesaid and not otherwise Item I give and Beqeath unto Thomas BARBER my grandson of Malcoffe One silver spoon and one silver ring, And unto the rest of my Grand Children each of them one Ewe.  Item I give and devise those Closes called the great lane head feild, as the same is now divided, the two Shallcross Feilds with the freehold Common belonging thereunto with all and every their Hereditaments and Appurtenances unto my said son William BARBER his heires and assigns for ever.  Item I give unto my said son William BARBER all my wearing aparell linen and woollen.  And whereas I have likewise formerly in the in part before writed Deed of Settlement (amongst other things) reserved to my selfe a power for want of Issue male lawfully begotten of the body of my said son William BARBER to charge part of my lands and tenements therein mentioned with any sum or sums of money not exceeding One hundred and fifty pounds the same to be raised by the Annual Sum of Tenn pounds or to the same effect; I do therefore pursuant to my power therein given, will, order, and appoint that for want of such Issue male liveing att the time of my son William BARBERs decease and failure thereof, such of my Brothers or their heires male lawfully begotten to whom such shall then come, shall so soon as they shall be possessed of, and vested in the same, well and truely pay or cause to be paid forth of the same premises unto such of my son William BARBERs children as shall be then liveing, the sum of Tenn pounds of lawfull money equally to be divided amongst them and so continue the same yearly sum of tenn pounds in like  manner until they shall have had and received amongst them the full and clear sum of One Hundred pounds.  And it is also my will and mind that if in case my said son William BARBER, or his heires shall at any time hereafter do or suffer to be done any act or acts thing or things whatsoever, whereby the right of inheritance belonging to any of my said Brothers or their heires male according to the true intent of the said Deed, shall contrary thereunto be barred, frustrated and defeated, That in such case it shall and may be lawfull to and for such Brother and Brothers, his and their heires to whom the same should have imediately descended uppon the Death of my said son, and his heires male, to enter into and upon all the said lands tenemts and premises with their Appurtenances mentioned in the said Deed as aforesd (excepting so much as att the same time shall be in my wives possession) and the rents issues and profitts thereof & of every part thereof (except before excepted) receive and take to his or their own use, untill they shall have had and received forth of the same the clear sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of lawfull money over and above all charges touching the same provided the same sum of one hundred and fifty pounds be not paid or otherwise sufficiently secured within the space of two months then next following.  Item I give and Bequeath unto my Grand-daughter Ellen KNOWLES the sum of Fifty pounds which is oweing to me by my son William BARBER, when she shall have attained to the full age of one and twenty yeares and it is my will and mind that the same shall continue in my said son Williams hands upon good security, he paying unto my said Grand daughter or for her use the interest yearly arising therefrom, until she shall have attained to the full age of one and twenty yeares, and if it shall happen that my said Grand-daughter Ellen KNOWLES shall not attain to the age of one and twenty yeares then my will and mind is that the said sum of fifty pounds in my son William hands shall be disposed of as followeth (viz) to my Brother William BARBER the sum of five pounds thereof, to my Brother John BARBER five pounds thereof, to my Sister Sarah SHIRT five pounds thereof, and for want of them the same to be paid to such of their respective children as shall survive, and my will and mind is that the remainder of the said sum of fifty pounds being thirty five pounds shall in  such case be distributed amongst my Grandchildren (viz) Mary, Edward and Ann BARBER.  Item I give and devise unto my Grandson Thomas BARBER that peice of new ground lyeing att the Breckedge which I lately bought of my Brother John? (torn) BARBER, to be and remaine unto him the said Thomas BARBER his heires and assignes for ever, Hee paying forth of the same unto  my said Granddaughter Ellen KNOWLES, or for her use, the yearly sum of twenty shillings for the terme of one and twenty years, and the further sum of tenn pounds att the end that terme if she be then liveing, and for want of him the said Thomas BARBER Jun. his heires I give and devise the same close last mentioned unto Edward BARBER my Grandson his heires and assignes for ever paying the yearly rent of twenty shillings for the terme and in manner aforesaid and the said sum of tenn pounds att the end of the said terme unto the said Ellen KNOWLES if she be then liveing.  Item all the rest and residue of all my goods and chattells whatsoever remaining over and above the charges of my Funeral and Probate of my Will, as well those goods lent to my wife as above sd (after her decease in case she do not marry) as all other my Goods and Chattells whatsoever I give the same as they shall come to my Executors hands, unto my three Grand Children (viz) Mary Edward and Ann BARBER equally to be divided amongst them.  Item I give unto my loveing freind Thomas HARISON of Losehill the sum of five shillings Item I do hereby appoint my sd loveing wife Ann BARBER and my said loveing freind Thomas HARISON my Joynt Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testamt. hopeing they will performe the trust I have reposed in them revoakeing alll former Wills and Testamts by me heretofore made and Lastly I desire my loveing freinds Samuel KYRKE of Coat banke and George WARD of Brown Syde both of them that they will be aiding and assisting in the premisses to see that this my will be faithfully discharged. In Witness whereof I the said Thomas BARBER the Testator my hand and seal have hereunto putt the day and year first above written.

(signed) Thomas BARBER with seal

Sealed signed published and declared to be the Testators last will and testamt. In presence of us who subscribed our names in presence of the Testator

Jos: TRICKETT; Sarah PLATT; William CARRINGTON                             

A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goods Cattle & Chattels moveable and Imoveable of Thomas BARBER of Malcalfe in the parrish of Chappel-in-le-Frith in the County of Derby Yeom. late dcd. Prised and valued the Eleventh day of August Anno Domini 1720.  By Henry MELLOR, and John KYRKE as followeth.

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   £    s    d

Imprimis In his purse and Apparell

  05  00  00

Item one old cow

  01  15  00

Three Sheep

  00  15  00

Dwelling House

.

One large Cupboard and another Livery Cupboard

  01  05  00

One Bed covering, 2 Blank coats 1 Chaff Bed, 2 Feather pillows and 1 pair of old curtains 

  01  00  00

Four Chairs and 8 cushions

  00  10  00

One little Oaken coffer and 1 trest

  00  04  00

House Chamber

.

One Bed and Bedding belonging

  04  00  00

One small square Table of Oake, and another round table

  00 08  00

One Chest, Desk and Two Coffers

  01  00  00

Two Chairs one Buffett, Close stooll and one Box

  00  10  00

Buttery Chamber

.

One large Oaken Coffer

  00  60  00

Two old spining wheels

  00  03  00

One Meal Arke and Bed stocks

  00  10  00

One Iron Pott and Lead, Brass pann & Iron Kettle

  00  16  06

In Glass Bottles

  00  02  06

In Wooll and Woollen Yarn

  00  06  00

In Flax hemp and Linnen yarn

  01  01  00

Three pair of Flaxen Sheets

  00  19  06

Three pair more of Hempen Sheets

  00  18  00

Five pair of Pillow Coverings & 1 Bolster Case

  00  10  00

One Table Cloth Huckleback and 10 napkins

  00  16  04

Two other Table Coverings and 6 napkins

  00  12  06

One Dripping pan of Tinn

  00  01  06

One Fire Iron Shovel and tongs

  00  08  00

Bread Iron, Golbutts, Spitt, Ladle, flesh hook, Slice, Skinner & tosting iron

  00  05  00

Five pewter plates, Tank and 2 Candlesticks one of Tin brass

  00  07  02

Three Small Stools, one peck, one Mortar & another small measure

  00  01  02

One Silver Spoon and Ring

  00  07  00

In Books

  01  00  00

One pilch, pillion, and pillion cloth

  00  05  06

In Meal and Wheat

  01  01  00

Three Corn Sacks

  00  10  00

In Wheat unreaped 

  00  15  00

In Bacon and Butter

  00  08  00

In Wooden wares and Earthen potts

  00  12  06

Knives, Forks, Bolkins & 1 doz of Trenchers

  00  02  06

One Frying pan Smoothing Iron Heaters Tumbler & Cup  

  00  02  06

Fevel Manure and other huslemts in & about the house

  00  02  01

In money upon specialty and without

  44  06  00

Total

  74  03  03

John KYRKE; Henry MELLOR

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Thomas BARBER of Malcalf: 1758

At Bakewell the fifteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord 1758 before the Revd ...

Which day appeared Personally Ann BARBER and alleged that Thomas BARBER of the Parish of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby and within the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of the Dean & Chapter Yeoman deceased died upwards of fourteen days ago Intestate and that she is the widow & Relict of the said deceased and the Person to whom Letters of Administration do of right belong wherefore she Prayed Letters of Administration of all and singular the goods of the said deceased to be given to her which the surrogate on giving good security and taking the usual oath Committed to accordingly    She being sworn before me Thos GROVE Surrogate

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Know all Men by these Presents that We Ann BARBER of Chapel en le Firth in the parish of Chapel en le Frith Widow Henry KIRK of Martin Side in the said County Gent & William JACKSON of Lichfield Yeoman are held and firmly bound unto the Dean & Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield in two hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Dean & Chapter ............................................... dated the fifteenth day of April ..............One thousand seven hundred and fifty eight etc. etc.

Signed Ann BARBER; Henry KIRK; W JACKSON (all with seals)

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A True and Perfect Inventory of the Goods Chattels and Cattle of Thos BARBER late of Malcalf and taken December 20th 1758 by us Thomas SLACK; John SHIRT

Dress & Apparrel

3

0

0

In the house

.

.

.

a Clock Ovell Table Dresser & Square firewood Table

5

3

6

1 Squab 7 Chairs 6 Stools a Warming Pan and Brass Morter

1

1

0

Fire Iron Tong & Poker Shovel Bread Iron and Bridger

1

4

0

1 Spit and Gobbert spittle fend iron 2 pair Tong Poker & Band Hooke  

0

9

0

Bread Iron Cleever smoothing Iron salt Box Cupboard and wheel

0

9

0

Map & Picture 2 Br....... Books Dried Beef and Potty

1

16

3

In the Chamber over the Parlour

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.

.

1 Chest 2 Boxes 1 Cupboard 5 Chairs

1

13

6

In the Chamber over the little Parlour

.

.

.

2 Wheels 4 Reels Tunnile? 4 Doz & 2 bottles

0

19

8

12 Sacks & bags 1 peck Leather 3 Riddles 1 Wool Wheel & tow? Wheel 

1

8

0

Close stool pot 1 stool & chair wool and wool hoppets ....................

0

6

6

In the little parlour

.

.

.

1 bed & Bedding a livery cupboard and writting Desk

2

18

0

5 Boxes Lanthorn frying Pan 1 chair

0

6

9

In the Chamber over the House

.

.

.

1 Bed 1 chest of Drawers & Corner Cupboard

6

12

6

1 Tea Table 1 Chest 6 Chairs Cuttle Buffet in Lemen

2

7

6

2 Madens 2 Tubs and Chees fatt and Cheese Ladder

0

13

6

Cheer 2 pillions 2 beds 1 Coffer

4

7

0

In the Kitchen Chamber

.

.

.

1 Bed 2 long coffers 2 Hackney Saddles

4

8

0

In the Kitchen

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.

.

1 Cheese press 1 Table 1 Boyler pot 3 Iron pots

0

18

6

1 Chaving Dish ash Riddle piggon Sauce pan and pots

0

6

3

In the Buttery

.

.

.

1 Barrel Meal ark Church Mate Bacon pewter trenchers etc.

3

17

0

1 Bason 1 loom a wiskett Butter weights and sive 

0

7

6

5 Cows 1 Horse 6 sheep

30

6

0

In the Barn

.

.

.

Hay & Corn

12

10

0

3 ladders half hoop cart Rope 6 pickles 2 shovels 2 forks

0

18

0

1 Crow Hack and Male 6 steaning Rakes 2 pair of woodin Tonge

0

6

0

3 fails 2 sythes 2 Riddles a plough ........... 2 plank hay coates

1

1

0

1 ...... pair of ..... ..... 10 soles

0

7

6

2 shovels 2 Cow soler

0

2

6

1 cart & wheels wood for cart wheel Barrow 2 Neather Roads

4

10

0

Hay three Pack saddles Cart & saddle bend breach piece 5 paire of Hornes 

2

19

0

3 pair of Horse Gears 3 Coal sacks 2 mussels 2 heads tale 2 cart bridles 

0

18

0

Cow Rake and fork etc.

0

12

6

a curry comb Ladder tub and sive

0

2

8

12 Rakes 4 pikels etc

1

8

4

Grate Bars 3 ..... a hopper etc

0

9

3

a cross cut saw etc

0

4

8

some old wood etc

0

4

4

2 Axes 1 bill 2 Hammers etc

0

5

0

1 Ovall Table 1 square table etc

1

12

4

2 Barrels wheel and Reel a form a Brass pot etc

0

11

8

Husslements of all sort

0

3

4

(Total)

104

4

0

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William BARBER of Malcolfe: 1667

In the name of God Amen the fourth day of February In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred sixty six I William BARBER of Malcolfe in the parish of Chapel in le Frythe in the County of Derby Gent being but weake of body but of pfect memory praysed bee God for the same well weighinge with myselfe the certainty of Death & the uncertainty of the tyme hereof and being desirous such tempall estate as Almighty God of his bounty hath bestowed upon me in this Life may bee reasonably enjoyed after my decease according to my will and my ende doe ordaine & make this my last Will & Testament in writing in manner & forme following And first & most principally I comitt my Soule to Almighty God my Creator & to Jesus Christ my Redeemer and to the holy Ghost my Sanctifier three persons & but one God from the beginning everlasting Amen to bee one of Christs Elect Saints whome hee hath caused to call with that heavenly voice ... you blessed of my Father inherritt the Kingdome prepared for you And I bequeath my body to the Earth whence it was to bee buryed in Christian buryall in the parish Church of Chapell in the Fryth in my Ancestors burying place in full assured hope & confidence that my body shall certainly rise againe a glorious body at the generall Resurrection of all flesh & bee reunited again with my Soule both to live together eternally with my only Saviour & Redeemer Christ Jesus in his everlasting Kingdome of heaven there to glorifie & praise God everlasting And I dispose of my worldly Estate as followeth First I give and Devise one messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances at Brigreand? (Bridgeholme?) within the parish of Glossop and County of Derby & all those buildings Lands and hereditaments hereunto belonging which now are in the tenure & occupation of Cisley SHUTTLEWORTH or of her Assigns unto my Brother Thomas BARBER and his Assigns for the term of his naturall life yeildinge & payinge the yearly Rent of tenne shillings of lawful English money at the feast of St Martin the Bishop in Winter yearly dureinge the said terme unto such pson & psons as I shall hereafter by this my last Will and Testament give the reversion & Inheritance of the said Messuage or Tenement Lands & premises upon the Condition nevertheless that if the said Thomas BARBER my Brother or his heires or Assignes shall by any Suite or Suites or otherwise bee trouble or molest either my Executors hereafter named or any other pson or psons whom I shall hereafter by this my last Will give my Lands and Tenements or any ... thereof then it is my will  that my said Brother Thomas BARBER shall loose & forfeit his said Legacy unto such pson or psons as the Reversion of the said Messuage or Tenement Lands & premises shall by vertue of this my last Will and Tenement ..... and come unto And that my executors hereafter named shall give and pay unto my said Brother Thomas twelve pounds of lawfull money upon demand in full discharge of all Gifts and Legacies whatsoever And I give devise & bequeath as well the said Messuage or Tenement Lands & premises with the Appurtenances hereby formerly given to my said Brother Thomas upon condition as aforesaid imediately after the decease of my said Brother or other determination of his Estate As alsoe all & singular other my Messuages elsewhere within the realm of England And all & every of them with their & every of their Appurtenances And the Reversion wch are or shall bee found ..... with or in possession or reversion & Reversions remainder & remainders Rents & Services & other yearly pfitts thereof unto the heires male or female of my body lawfully issuing for ever excepting the Lane Side luifings? now in the tenure occupation  of Edward LINGARD within the parish of Glossop which I give unto William BARBER my Nephew sonne of Nicholas BARBER my late Brother deceased for & duringe the tyme & terme of his life And his Assigns And for & duringe the terme of the Life of John LINGARD of Hull [Hall?] sonne of John LINGARD deceased And for and dureing the life of Charles KERK sonne of Charles KERKE of Sherrocks (Shireoaks?) As also I give to the aforementioned William BARBER one Tenement and the appurtenant lying in a place called Ladysha in Chinley now in the possession of Mrs? DACKEN And after her terme bee expired the Inheritance to the said William BARBER for ever but in case the said William BARBER dye without Issue lawfully begotten the aforenamed promised to return to the right heires of me the said William BARBER Testator Alsoe I doe appoint & make William BAGSHAW and John HEYWOOD my Brother in Laws as Guardians to the said William BARBER And the estate that I have left him or hereafter should fall to him till hee accomplish the age of one & twenty & to noe other pson without theire appointment whatsoever And for want of issue of me the said William BARBER Then I doe give & bequeath all the aforesaid Messuages Lands Tenements hereditaments whatsoever to the said William BARBER sonne of Nicholas BARBER my late Brother deceased and to the heires of his body in as full a large manner as before mentioned I have done unto my owne And for want of such issue then to the issue male of Thomas BARBER my Brother And for want of such issue to then to William COWPER my kinsman pvided that he the said William COWPER doe pay or secure to bee paid to my Executors after named the summe of Six hundred pounds wch said summe is to bee given proportionally by my Executors to such psons that shall bee after named for an Augmentation of such Legacies as are already given unto them.  And for my psonall Estate it is my will that all my household goods & husbandry ware shall be kept & pserved by my Executors hereafter named to & for the use of such pson & psons as shall by vertue of this my last Will inherritt my said Lands And it is my will that my funerall dues & expenses & charges of the .... of my Will & such debts as I duly owe to any one And all such charges & expenses as my Executors hereafter named shall necessarily expend & lay forth And all such Legacies wch hereafter in & by my Last Will and Testament I doe give to any one shall bee paid and discharged forth of all the rest of my goods Rights Cattells & Chattells And I give and bequeath

Item to Anne STEEPHENSON Tenne pounds It. To Thomas COWPER two pounds & William COWPER two pounds, To Humphry COWPER two pounds, To George COWPER five pounds, To my neice Anne BARBER my Brother Thomas daughter five pounds It. To Nicholas CRESWELL of Edale Tenne pounds To Anne ASHTON Tenne pounds To Alice CRESWELL my Aunt two pounds tenne shillings, Nicholas BAGSHAW tenne shillings, Mr HIGGINBOTHAM one pound, To my Brother in Law William BAGSHAW Clerke one pound It. To Mr Samuel BAGSHAW two pounds , To Edward LINGARD tenne shillings To my father in Law RHOAD tenne shillings, To my Brother Thomas RHOAD tenne shillings, To my Brother Joshua RHOAD five pounds To my Sister Sarah RHOAD six pounds therteen shillings, To my Sister TREVITT two pounds, Sister HEYWOOD two pounds tenne shillings, To Edward RHOADES foure children two pounds To Edward BARBER Clough [or Edward Barber CLOUGH?] one pound, To Mr WRIGHT one pound, To Robert [ page worn away] ........ Mary ...... tenne shillings & Mary BARBER tenne shillings, To William ANSWORTH tenne shillings, To my Brother HEYWOOD tenne pounds To Charles ASHTON  Gorstels? one pound tenne shillings To Edward BARBER Tenne shillings, To Amory that was my servant five shillings, To Margaret BARBER one pound To Thomas SHEARD one pound, To George LEE servant one pound To Joice WATSON five pounds to John LINGARD children one pound, to Mr GARSYDE one pound, To Mr STANDLY one pound, To two children of my Brother TREVITT tenne shillings, Cousin Mary HEYWOOD five shillings It is my will & minde  that if any Legate cause trouble to my sd Executors hereafter named that every of them soe doinge shall forfeit & Loose his & her theire Legacie And for all the rest & Residue of my goods Rights Cattells & Chattells whatsoever it is my minde & will that it bee devided into three equall parts whereof I give unto Susanna my lovinge wife one part And to William BARBER the child with mee another pte And the therd part I take unto myselfe & for my owne pteI return it into my executors hands And give them full power to dispose of it in what way Counsell learned shall thinke meete for prior or charitable use to the Chappell of Fryth And I ordaine and make Susannah my lovinge wife And my kinde? Brother in Law John HEYWOOD of Tanton? my true & lawful Executors of this my last Will & Testament hopeinge the[y] will discharge that trust I repose in them And I devise Nicholas CRESWELL my kinsman & George THORNELL my kinsman to bee overseers to see that this my Will & Testament bee executed In wittness whereof I have hereunto put my hand & Seale the day & yeare above written

Sealed signed & delivered in the psence of us

Thomas BARBER (mark); Humfry THORHELL (THORNHILL crossed through); John BERNES (his mark)

A true & pfect Inventorie of all the goods Cattells & Chattels of William BARBER of Malecalfe in the pishe of Chappell in le Frith & Countie of Derbie gent prysed by us whose names are hereunder written viz. George THORNHILL Charles KIRKE Robert BAGSHAWE & Thomas BARBER the seaven & twentieth day of Februarie in the neenteenth yeare of his Majesties Raigne & in the yeare of our Lord god 1666

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    £    s    d

 In primis his purse & apparell

  10  00  00

It. in the Chamber over little parlor one standinge bed & bedding belonging to it two little buffets one Cheare

  03  06  08

It. in the Chamber at the steares head two beds & bedinge & one cofer

  02  10  00

It. in the parlor over the sellor one bed & bedinge one Cupboard one Chist one Cheare

  07  00  00

It. in the little parlor one bed & beding one little table

  01  13  04

It. in the servants two beds & bedinge 

  01  06  08

It. in the Red Chamber one bed bedinge one presse one table two stooles one Chist two Cheares one trunke

  20  00  00

It. in the great parlor one table two forms one liverie? cupboard five Chears & stooles

  02  00  00

It. two Chist in the litle Butterie

  00  15  00

It. in the house two tables one forme foure Cheares two stooles

  01  02  00

It. in pewter & brasse

  05  10  00

It. one table & cheese presse

  00  06  08

It. in husbandrie ware & Iron ware

  05  00  00

It. in free stones hewed for buildinge

  20  00  00

It. one land Iron & other Iron things in the house

  01  00  00

It. three ould arkes

  01  10  00

It. quislnons?

   01  00  00

It. treene ware & husselments

   01  15  00

It. weathers four score

   20  00  00

It. ewes three score & ten

  21  00  00

It. sharsheepe twentie six

  06  10  00

It. hogs thirtie one 

  06  00  00

It. six oxen 

  19  00  00

  foure more oxen

  11  00  00

It. two more oxen

  05  00  00

It. foure twinters foure Calves two stearkes

  15  00  00

It. two kyne two heafors one bull

  10  00  00

It. nyne kyne

  21  00  00

It. corn & hay

  20  00  00

It. one horse & mare

  06  00  00

It. in meale & malt 

  04  10  00

  beef & bacon butter & cheese

  03  10  00

In manure

  01  10  00

In fuell

  00  01  00

In Plate

  04  00  00

In bonds & bills & monie owing 

 251 03  00

In bookes

  01  00  00

Totall

 509  19  04

George THORNHILL; Thomas BARBER his mark;  Robert BAGSHAW; Charles KIRKE (Nicholas BAGSHAWE crossed out)              

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William BARBER of Malcoff: 1754

In the Name of God Amen I William BARBER of Malcalf in the Parish of Chappell in le Frith in the County of Derby Yeoman being Weak of Body but of sound And perfect Mind and Memory (God be praised) Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I comend my Soule to the hands of Almighty God my mercifull Creator hopeing to obtain free pardon and forgiveness of All my sins and my Body I comitt to the Earth to be Decently buryed at the Discretion of my Executors hereinafter named  Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary BARBER All my Estate houseing and Land now in my Possession or the Possession of my Tenant with the Use of All my Goods for and during the term of her naturall Life And after her Decease I give devise and bequeath the said house and Land and goods cattle and chattells unto my Eldest son Thomas BARBER to him and his heirs and assigns for ever Upon speciall trust and Condition That he my said son Thomas BARBER pay All such Just Debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease my Funeral Expences Probate of this my Last Will the Legacyes and bequeaths hereafter by me given and bequeathed And first It is my Will and Mind that all my Just Debts be first paid out of my Estate as my Estate will raise and make it Item I give and bequeath unto my son Edward BARBER the sum of Fifty shillings a year Yearly Until the sum of Forty Pounds be fully paid and satisfied Item I give and bequeath unto my son William BARBER the sum of Forty shillings a year yearly During the Term of his naturall Life Item I give to Mary the wife of John COTTERELL my Daughter the sum of Forty shillings a year Yearly During the Term of her naturall Life Item Item I give and bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named the sum of Forty shillings a year Yearly During the Term of my Daughter Ann ATKINS Life to be Appleyed paid and given to such uses as hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) the Sum of Twenty shillings to be given to her in Apparrell and Cloathing and Twenty shillings a year to be by them stoped and paid untill the sum of Ten Pounds which I have paid for her husband Eli ATKINS use be stoped and paid as aforestead And when that paid to have Forty shillings a year Yearly after during her Life in Cloathing and Apparell as aforesaid And if she refuses and Denyes to Accept and ware the same then I give the said Yearly sum of Forty shillings During her Life Equally betwixt my Executors And I do Impower my said Legatees or any of them to Distrain or enter upon the said premises for want of Payment of his her or their Legacy or Legacyes so given by me as aforesaid And I do hereby make ordain Constitute and Appoint my Two sons Thomas BARBER and Edward BARBER Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hopeing they will see the same Carefully Performed  And I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I the said William BARBER the Testator have to this my Last Will and Testament sett my hand and seale the Twenty Second Day of May In the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fifty three.

(signed) William BARBER with seal

Signed Sealed Published And Declared by the above named Testator William BARBER for and as his Last Will and Testament In the presence of us

Jonathan WOOFFENDEN; Joseph WOOFFENDEN; Ja. SHEPLEY  

Bakewell the 18th May 1754

Let a Probat of this Will be Granted to Thomas BARBER and Edward BARBER the Executors named therein

they being sworn before me Thos GROVE Surrogate

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William BARBER of Stodart: 1820

I William BARBER of Stodart in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith, & county of Derby being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following - that is to say, in the first place I will, order, and direct all my just Debts, funeral expences, and charges of the probate and execution of this my Last Will & Testament out of my personal Estate and Effects.  And I give and devise all that my (freehold, leasehold etc) Estate with the Appurtenances - situate, lying in, and being within the Town of Chapel en le Frith unto my Sister Ann BARBER now residing in Chapel en le Frith as aforesaid.  And I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate & Effects of what nature or kind soever not herein before disposed of unto my loving Wife Mary BARBER as her own Property for ever.  And I do hereby nominate and appoint the Revd. Ebenezer GLOSSOP Minister of Chinley Chapel in Derbyshire Executor, and Mary BARBER my loving Wife Executrix of this my last Will.  And hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament - In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this Tenth day of February in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifteen.

(signed) William BARBER with Seal

Witness to the erasure made in the first page WB

Signed, Sealed, published, and declared by the before named Testator William BARBER as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereunto in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other.

Sarah GLOSSOP; Nancy GLOSSOP; Mary LINGARD

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Chapel en le Frith May 11th 1820

Let a Probate of this Will be granted to Ebenezer GLOSSOP & Mary BARBER of Chapel Milton in the parish of Glossop (near Chapel en le Frith) in the County of Derby, the Execr & Executrix named therein they being sworn as well to a faithful discharge of their duty as that the personalty of the Testator does not amount to £600 before me Samuel GRUNDY Surrogate

Probate extracted at Lichfield 15 May 1820   

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Appeared Personally Mary BARBER of Milton in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Widow and George HADFIELD of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby Bread Baker and severally made oath as follows, and first the said Mary BARBER for herself saith that she is the Widow and Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of William BARBER hereunto annexed marked with the Letter A beginning "I William BARBER of Stodard in the parish of Chapel en le Frith" and ending "In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set me hand and seal this Tenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifteen" and subscribed "William BARBER" and saith that when the said Will was found after the death of the said William BARBER the Erazures in the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth lines in the first side of the said Will appeared therein and that the said Will is in the same state plight and condition as it was when it was first found after the Testator`s death and these Deponents Mary BARBER and George HADFIELD severally make oath that they know and are well acquainted with the character and manner of hand writing of the said William BARBER deceased and say that they verily believe the words and Letters "Witness as to the erasure made in the first page W.B." written between the conclusion of the said and the attestation thereof on the second side are all the proper hand writing of the said William BARBER deceased and therefore believe that he either made the aforementioned erasures himself or that he caused the same to be made, and that he wrote the said Words and Letters in Confirmation thereof

Mary BARBER; George HADFIELD

On the Nineteenth day of May 1820 The said Mary BARBER and George HADFIELD were duly sworn to the truth hereof before me Saml GRUNDY Surrogate  

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John BENNETT of Chinleyend: 1703

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Joseph BENNETT of Fairfield labourer: 1868 mentions:

Wife Sarah, died before 14 Sep 1866

Sons George; Silas; Charles; Gilbert; Joseph; John; Henry

Daughters Eliza; Mary wife of James DOWNES; Hannah wife of William BROCKLEHURST

Occupier Samuel SIMPSON land at Chinley

 Witnesses: Joseph WAINWRIGHT, farmer of Fairfield; Joseph SLATER, schoolmaster of Fairfield

Will made 1857 Codicil 1866

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Robert BENNETT, farmer of Peaslows, Chapel en le Frith: 1858

mentions: Wife Olive

James WATERHOUSE Peaslows, lab; Tho VERNON Sparrowpit ,lab.

Late brother William`s children

Nephew Joseph son of my late brother Gilbert BENNET; George son of my said nephew Joseph BENNETT

Late brother John BENNETT

Children of my wife`s late sister Martha GODDARD; Children of my wife`s sister  Mary LOMAS

Children of my wife`s late sister Clarissa HALL

Hannah TIMMS late the wife of my nephew Samuel BENNETT

Jno HOLDGATE Clerk to Mr PARTINGTON Attorney, Chapel en le Frith witness

William JOULE of Bagshaw, farmer

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Thomas BENNETT Tom Lane nr Chapel en le Frith yeoman: 1863

mentions: late brother John BENNETT

Joseph; James; William; James; Thomas; sons of my late brother John BENNETT

Mary dau of my late brother John BENNETT

Executor: John HALL of Town End Chapel en le Frith, currier

Witnesses: John COOPER of Tunstead Milton, cordwainer; Philip HALL of Chapel en le Frith

George HALL Commissioner to Administer Oaths,

Will made 1861

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Wilfred BENNETT of Sparrow Pit, Chapel en le Frith,  farmer: 1861

mentions: cottage at Sparrow Pit occupied by John BAGSHAW but now un-tenanted

Nephews Robert BENNETT; Thomas BENNETT

Niece Mary BENNETT

Occupier Francis VERNON

 Witnesses: Jonathan TAYLOR; John HALLAM  Will made 1849

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Joseph BEVERLEY of Rushup Edge Peak Forest: 1865

mentions:

Daughters: Eliza;  Hannah wife of Charles GOULD;  Sarah wife of James HIBBERT

Duke of Devonshire  Landlord

Joshua BARNSLEY of Peak Forest, grocer

Witnesses: John BEVERLEY of Eaton Morris (sic); Peter KIRK of Chapel en le Frith

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John BRAMWELL of Wilkin Hill, Chapel en le Frith: 1864

mentions: Wife Sophia

Son William

Daughter Ann wife of John LOMAS of Courses Chapel en le Frith, farmer

Granddau Mary BRAMWELL, dau of son William

John HOLDGATE Clerk to Mr PARTINGTON attorney Chapel en le Frith

Robert WHITEHEAD of Hill Top witness               Will made 1858

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Thomas BRAMWELL of Chinley, farmer: 1865

 mentions: Wife Mary

Daughters: Mary SMITH; Sarah YATES; Hannah KINDER; Ann PORRITT

Witnesses: Ralph BRAMWELL; Samuel PORRITT

made 1859

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James BREARLEY of Bugsworth: 1639/40

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James BREERLEY of Bugsworth: 1613/14

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James BRIERLEY of Bugsworth: 1684

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John BRIGHTMORE of Chapel en le Frith: 1858 mentions:

Wife Ellen

Francis MELLOR younger Sparrowpit

George BEVERLEY Smalldale

Tho PARTINGTON

John HOLDGATE

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William BROCK of Shallcross: 1708

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Robert BRYERLEY of Bugsworth: 1666

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James CARRINGTON of Bugsworth: 1662

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Will of James CARRINGTON of Chinley Houses, Bugsworth 1736

In the name of God amen This twenty fifth day of March 1736 I James CARRINGTON of Chinley Houses in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby being aged and infirm in body but of sound mind and perfect memory praise be therefore given to almighty God for the same and calling to mind the certainty of death do make and ordain this my will and testament in manner following, First I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God hoping to receive full pardon & forgiveness of all my sins through the death and merits of Jesus Christ my redeemer and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named and as touching such worldly goods and estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I do give and dispose of the same as followeth.   It is my will and mind that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid and discharged out of my personal estate Item I give and bequeath the sum of four score pounds to Thomas KYRKE of Spire Hollin, Thomas GEE of Lydiate and James CARRINGTON my son, and to the survivors of them in trust for the uses hereafter mentioned. To witt it is my will and mind that my said trustees shall receive and keep the said fourscore pounds in their custody and possession for and during the life of my daughter Elizabeth CARRINGTON paying her yearly and every year the interest or product thereof and it is my will and mind that after the death of my daughter Elizabeth the said trustees or their survivors do pay the interests and profits of the said fourscore pounds  to the issue of my daughter by equal portions if she leave one or more children till they attain the age of twenty one years and such of them that die before their proportion to go to the survivors and it is my will and mind that as any of her children shall attain the age of twenty one years my said trustees do pay them their proportional share of the principal sum But if she die without issue or her issue all die before they attain that age it is my will and mind and I do hereby give the said sum of fourscore pounds to my son James CARRINGTON my executor he indemnifying my said trustees from all charges and expenses on account of their said trust.  Item I do give unto my daughter Elizabeth one bedstead with that bedding which is now marked for her with the letter E together with one little brass pot.  Item I give to my daughter Ellen BRADDOCK the sum of five shillings together with one cow which she has in her custody and also one fire iron, one little table standing at Little Hayfield during her natural life and at her decease I give the said fire iron and table to my grandson John BRADDOCK. Item I give unto my grandson John BRADDOCK one bedstead standing in the lower parlour with that bedding lettered with the letter B together with my chest standing at my beds feet. Item I give unto my granddaughter Hannah BRADDOCK the sum of twenty shillings to be paid to her twelve months after my decease. Item I give unto my son-in-law John BRADDOCK the sum of two shillings and sixpence. Item I give unto my servant Catherine WARD the sum of two shillings and sixpence  Item all the rest and residue and remainder of my estate real and personal I give unto my son James CARRINGTON together with all deeds and writings belonging or appertaining unto me in any wise of what kind or nature so ever and I do nominate and appoint my son James CARRINGTON to be my full and sole executor of this my last will and testament hoping he will faithfully perform the trust reposed in him. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Witnessed by: Ezekial DANFIELD; Robert BENNETT; Wm. CARRINGTON

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William CARRINGTON of Ashton Clough: 1728

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Robert CLAYTON, farmer & publican of Peak Forest: 1858 mentions:

Daughter Grace wife of James FLETCHER of Peak Forest

Property in Tideswell

Witnesses: William HANDLEY; John HOYLE

"House occupied off  Duke of Devonshire"

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Thomas COTTERELL of Southhead: 1650/1

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Ann FIDLER of Chapel Milton: 1898

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann FIDLER of Chapel Milton in Chinley in the County of Derby widow I bequeath to my children namely John James FORD, Thomas Henry FIDLER, Isaac FIDLER, William FIDLER and Mary JOWLE the sum of twenty pounds each I give all the residue of my property of every description unto my daughter Sarah EDWARDS (wife of Joseph EDWARDS) absolutely subject only to the payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses And I appoint my said daughter Sarah EDWARDS and the said Joseph EDWARDS Executors of this my Will and I revoke all other wills In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty ninth day of June one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight

Ann FIDLER her mark

Signed and acknowledged by the said Ann FIDLER the Testatrix as her Will in the presence of both of us being present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the said will having previously been read over to the said Testatrix when she appeared to understand the same and made her mark thereto in our presence Jno HOLDGATE of Chapel en le Frith; J E MOORE of Chapel Milton

On 1st day of September 1898 Probate of this Will was granted at Derby to Sarah EDWARDS and Joseph EDWARDS the Executors

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Charles FORD of Higher Portobello, Chapel en le Frith: 1866

mentions:

Sons: James; Daniel 

Tenants: Peter SHAW; Joshua RODGERS

Elizabeth HUDSON

Hannah MELLOR

Granddau Sarah Elizabeth HUDSON

Charles FORD "looking glass"

Witnesses: William BARNES of Bugsworth, labourer; Robert WHITEHEAD

George HALL Surrogate

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John FORD of Mosley: 1858

This is the Last Will and Testament of me John FORD of Mosley in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith and County of Derby Farmer.  I direct the payment of my just Debts funeral and Testamentary expenses out of my personal Estate as soon as convenient after my decease I give and devise unto my Wife Ann the sum of ten pounds Also two cows and such part of my household furniture as she shall choose and select for her own use and benefit and at her death or remarriage the said furniture to be sold by my Executors hereinafter named and the proceeds to be divided in the same shares and proportions as my freehold Estate is hereafter directed to be divided It is my Will and mind And I hereby order and direct that my Executors hereinafter named immediately after my decease collect and call in all monies of which I may die possessed Also that they sell by Public Auction the whole of my household furniture farming stock & farming implements not before disposed of and the proceeds of such sale and all monies I may die possessed of I give and bequeath equally share and share alike amongst all my children then living or the issue of such as shall be dead such issue to represent only their respective parent or parents I also give and Devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter mentioned their heirs and assigns the Barren Clough Farm and the three cottages on the same farm together with the piece called Eccles Piece to hold to them their heirs and assigns for ever nevertheless Upon Trust to permit and suffer my Wife Ann to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof during the term of her natural life or Widowhood but this on condition that she keeps the said premises in tenantable repair And from and immediately after the death or remarriage of my said wife I give and Devise the said before mentioned hereditaments and premises unto and equally amongst all and every of my children share and share alike who shall be then living or the issue of such as shall be dead such issue to represent their parent or parents only and to whom I give I give and devise the same accordingly It is my Will and mind and I order and direct that at the death or remarriage of my said wife Ann my Executors hereinafter mentioned sell or dispose of the before named hereditaments and premises either by Public Auction or private contract as to them shall seem best and that the receipt of them my said Executors or the survivor of them shall be sufficient to convey the beforenamed hereditaments and premises to the purchaser or purchasers I Will and Direct that the share or shares of any property left by this my Will to each of my daughters be at their own will and disposal and not under the control or power of any of their husbands that the receipt of my said daughters be a sufficient discharge to my Executors for any money they may pay them by virtue of this my Will and Lastly I do nominate and appoint my sons Joseph, John and William Trustees and Executors of this my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my name or cross this tenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight

John  FORD his mark

 Signed published and declared by the Testator John FORD as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have put our names as Witnesses: R. BARDSLEY; Sarah BARDSLEY     

On the 23rd day of September 1858 the Will of John FORD late of Mosley in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby Farmer deceased was proved by the oaths of Joseph FORD, John FORD and William FORD, the sons of the deceased the Executors named therein having been first sworn duly to administer. Effects under £450.  Probate extracted by Charles GRESLEY, Solr. Lichfield  

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 Sarah FOX of Spire Hollins, Chapel en le Frith widow: 1861 mentions:

Grandson Adam FOX

Granddau Mary wife of Wm HOWARD

Friend Joseph HEYWOOD of Macclesfield Forest, Gent.

"Children of my dau Ann"

Witnesses: Mary BLAYNEY of Shakespeare Inn, Buxton; John ETCHELLS of Spire Hollins 

Will made 1857

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Joseph FRITH of Bowden Head, Chapel en le Frith, stone mason and farmer : 1866

mentions: wife Elizabeth

 My first wife Susy FRITH

"twenty pounds William BARBER Wash, Chinley owes me"

Brothers Edward; Joel

Sister Ellen wife of John HART

Mother Mary FRITH (still living) "a cowhouse at Crossings"

Occupiers: Francis FRITH; William BARRATT; ROPER

Isaac SIDEBOTHAM of Edale

Witnesses: Peter KIRK of Chapel en le Frith; Sarah BARBER of Bowden Head; Charles LINGARD Bowden Head 

Executors: Charles BARBER tailor of Bowden Head; Thomas FRITH 

made 1864   Codicil 1865

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Robert GEE of Chynley: 1691

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Ellen GODDARD of Chinley: 1861

mentions:

Brother Charles TAYLOR of Barmoor, Peak Forest

Sister Hannah SMITH

Nephew William ROBINSON

William MIDDLETON Schoolmaster, Chinley

Witnesses: Joseph SIMPSON of New Smithy; James SIMPSON of Dakins

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Joseph GOODWIN, farmer of Peak Forest: 1861 mentions:

Son Samuel

Daughter Hannah

"use of farm to son if steward of Duke of Devonshire agrees"

Witnesses: Wm BOWER; Tho GOODWIN; John JACKSON     Will made 1858

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Edward GREENE of Chinley: 1664/5

In the name of god amen the thirteenth day of Januarie in the yeare of our lord god 1664: I Edward GREENE of Chinley End in the p(ar)ish of Glos(s)op & Countie of Derbie doe constitute & make this my last will and Testament in maner & forme followinge first I give & bequeath my soule into the hands of god my maker and to Jesus Crist my redeemer and to the holy gost my Santifier hopeing in & thorrowe the merits of Crist to become one of his host at the last Day and my boday to bee buried at the Church of Chappell in le frith first after my funerall expenses and debts being paid out my whole goods my mynd & will is that my sonne William GREENE shall have the soome of four pounds to be paid him at the end of three yeares next after my death for his pt and portion Itm my mynd & will is that Ann KYRKE my dauter shall have the soome of four pounds to be paide her in four yeares next after my death by twentie shillings a yeare by my executor hereafter named for her pt & portion Itm my mynd & will is that my sonne Edward GREENE shall have the somme of twelfe pound for his pt & portion Itm my mynd and will is that my grantchild Elner KYRKE shall have one sheepe Itm my mynd & will is that my grantchild Edward GREENE farmer? joiner? shall have the some of five shillings eight pence when hee shall acomplish the age of one & twentie yeares if hee be then lievinge Itm my mynd & will is that my grantchild Ann shall have the some of one pounde paid her by my Executor Itm my Grantchild marie one sheepe Itm my mynd and will is that my wife Dorothi shall have a third part of all my goods unbequeathed and I doe like wise give unto my sonne John GREENE all the rest of my goods Cattells Chattells unbequeathed: and I doe make and Constitute my Sonn John GRENE Executor to this my last will and testament hopeing hee will see those things performed accordinge to the trust reposed in him: 

(no signature)

Witnesses to this will

William MOULT; Robert MOULT (his mark)

Date 20 Jan 1664 shown with Latin phrase 

Long paragraph in Latin followed by:

Forma Juramti:

You shall swear that the writeing now shewed unto you containeth in it the last Will & testamt of Edward GREEN your late father deceased soe farre as you know or beleive & that you will faithfully and truily performe the same by paying his Debts and Legacyes soe farre as you are bound by Law & the Inventry of his Goods will hereunto extend.  You shall also make or cause to be made a true & pfect Inventry hereof and a Just accompt hereupon and exhibit the same into the ... of his Court when you shalbe hereunto Lawfully called soe helpe you God etc.  

A true and pfect Inventorie of all the goods Chattell & Cattelle of Edward GREENE of Chinly end in the pish of Glosop & Countie of Derbie deceased made & praysed the seventeenth day of Januarie in the yeare of our lord god 1664: by ...t CARINGET & William MOULT: as followeth

£    s    d

Imprimis his purse & aparell

01  00  00

Itm in corne

05  00  00

Itm in kyne & younger bease

15  00  00

Itm in hey

05  10  00

Itm in horse flesh & there geares

14  00  00

Itm in sheepe

01  04  00

Itm in pewter & brasse

03  04  00

Itm in Fine ware

 00  13  04

Itm in arkes & chists

00  16  00

Itm in bed stocks & bedinge

03  06  08

Itm in butter & chise

01  00  00

Itm in sackes

00  10  00

Itm in linene & naperie

00  16  00

Itm in wooll & yearne

00  10  00

Itm in malt

00  08  00

Itm in husbandrie ware

00  08  00

Itm in wooden ware & all the huselment in the house 

00  05  00

Money owing to the testater Robert WARINGETON

03  03  04

Suma totalie

59  07  04

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George GREEN of Chinley: 1757

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The following will refers to Thomas GREEN of the parish of Taxal.  However some of his descendents lived in Chapel.

Thomas GREE of Bottoms Hall in the parish of Taxall, Cheshire, Husbandman: 1802

Made 16 Jan 1802 Proved 6th Feb 1802

In the name of God Amen.  I, Thomas GREEN of Bottoms Hall in the parish of Taxall in the county of Chester, Husbandman being weak of body bout of sound, perfect and disposing mind and memory praised be God for the same and considering the shortness and uncertainty of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death do make, publish and order in this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.  First and principally I recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it and I commit my Body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as touching and concerning my worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give, devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof as followeth and First I will and do hereby order that all my just debts, funeral charges and the probate of this last Will and Testament be fully paid and discharged out of my personal Estate and then I give and bequeath unto my children James GREEN, Hannah the wife of Thomas BARBER, Thomas GREEN, Joseph GREEN, Ralph GREEN, George GREEN, William GREEN, Samuel GREEN and John GREEN I give and bequeath to all my said children all my Estate real and personal in Money Goods Bills Bonds Notes and other securities to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike what having been received by any of the above mentioned children to be considered as part of their share of the above property.  And as my son James has had already from me twenty three pounds and one shilling And my daughter Hannah twenty three pounds eight shillings And my son Thomas twelve pounds twelve shillings And my son Joseph nineteen pounds eight shillings and my son William twenty one pounds and my son Samuel four pounds and the remaining part that shall appear due to the said Samuel to be left in the Executors hands to be disposed of as they shall think proper.  I will that all the Household Goods and one cow that my wife Nanny brought with her to my House shall be at her own disposal immediately after my decease Also I bequeath to my said wife five pounds in lawful Money and it is my mind that my sons John and Ralph have the goodwill of the House and Farm and the Household goods and Cattle and all Husbandry Wares to be valued by two sufficient persons appointed by the Executors and the said Ralph and John to have them at the valuation if they think proper.

And I do hereby nominate and appoint Mr James CARRINGTON and William GOODWIN joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making utterly null and  void all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made either by word of Mouth or in writing and declare this and no other to be my last Will and Testament

I Witness whereof I have hereunto put my Hand & Seal the 16 day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred and two.

Sealed and delivered published and declared by the Testator Thomas GREEN as his last Will and Testament in the presence of

Edmund RYLANCE; John ANDREW; John SWINDELLS

Thomas GREEN X his mark (plus seal)

On separate paper:  Feb 6th 1802 James CARRINGTON and William GOODWIN Executors within named were sworn in common form before me W. Bowness(?) Surrogate

Effects under One Hundred Pounds

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William HALL, farmer of Bagshaw, Chapel en le Frith: 1860 mentions:

Son Joseph

Wife Sarah

Thomas KIRK shoemaker of Bagshaw

Witnesses: Joseph FRITH; George LOMAS, labourer, Chapel en le Frith; Robert MARSHALL

George HALL Surrogate

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George HALLAM, of Dove Holes i/t/p Chapel-en-le-Frith, Yeoman: 1875

made 4 Jan 1867 He died 16 July 1874 at Bramhall Probate granted 23 Feb 1875 at Chester

Beneficiaries:

his wife, not named (Ellen BARBER from separate research), but alive at the time the will was made

son, Thomas HALLAM of Wainstones, Fernilee; John HALLAM of Dove Holes; Ellis HALLAM of Combs Head

daughters Ann HEATHCOTE of Alstonelee, Combs Ridge; Hannah STEPHENS residing near London; Sarah HARTLE of Smithy Lane, Ludworth

grandchildren (daughter and son of deceased daughter Mary HALLAM of Downlee) Emily HALLAM and Ellis HALLAM

grandchildren (daughters of deceased son Thomas HALLAM of Dove Holes) Martha HALLAM, Annie Maria HALLAM and Mary Ellen HALLAM

Executors: Thomas HALLAM; Ellis HALLAM

Witnesses: Thomas BROOKES (his mark); Charles CRITCHLOW (signed)

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Joseph HARTLE of Blackhole, Chapel en le Frith, farmer: 1866

 mentions;

Wife Ruth

Daughters Ann CARTLEDGE; Jane COX

Sons John; Joseph

Witnesses: Peter KIRK of Chapel en le Frith; Edward VERNON of Bebington

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Ellen HESKEY of Waterside: 1742

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Adam HILL the elder, farmer of Peak Forest: 1848  mentions:

Wife Nancy

Sons Thomas; George; Joseph; Adam; Jasper

Son Henry 1/-

Dau Martha KEELING

"share in lead mine called New York at the top of the Cop in Bakewell"; "mine near to the Evans in Peak Forest"; "Far Piece and Belland yards in Bradwell"; closes next to Ralph BOWER's land in Bradwell; Middle Lot in Bradwell; Ecklow in Tideswell; Land in Peak Forest - landlord Duke of DEVONSHIRE

Witnesses: Joshua BARNSLEY of Peak Forest; George BARNSLEY of Peak Forest

Chas. MORGAN Solr. Tideswell  

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Adam HILL, lead miner of Brocktor, Peak Forest: 1872 mentions:

Samuel NEEDHAM Esq of Rushopp, Chapel en le Frith, Gent

John MARCHINGTON of Hallsteads, Chapel en le Frith p., farmer

Brother George

Sisters: Martha CLAYTON; Elizabeth HALL; Ann HODSON & Sarah BENNETT

Children of my late sister Mary KIRMER?

Nephews: Adam HILL son of my late brother Job; Robert CLAYTON & Adam CLAYTON sons of Robert and Martha CLAYTON & George  COX son of my sister Elizabeth

Nieces: Hannah HALL, wife of Isaac HALL & Sarah Ann HIGGINBOTHAM both daus of my sister Elizabeth

John LOMAS (son of the late John amd Mary LOMAS) of Peak Forest

Witnesses: William Henry ELSTON; George WATTS

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Philip KINDER of Bridgeholme Green: 1788

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Ann KIRK of Sherracks: 1718

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Will of Ann KIRK/KYRKE of Martinside: 1719/20

In the name of God Amen the twelfth day of January 1719/20 and in the sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of god over Great Britain and defender of the faith: I Ann KYRKE of Martinside, in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and County of Derby, Widow and relict of Henry KYRKE of Martinside late deceased, being of perfect mind and memory, yet under some indispositions of body, and taking to mind the frailty and mortality of this life, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament  in manner and form following.  Imprimis I give my soul into the hands of almighty god my creator hoping through the merits death and suffering of my redeemer Jesus Christ to inherit eternal life and my body to the earth to be decently interrd at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned. And as for such worldly goods as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I dispose of the same as followeth. First my will and mind is that all my debts and funeral expenses be fully discharged. Item I give and devise unto Arnold KYRKE my eldest son a garner in the barn and an ark in the chamber over the house, a great tub in the wainhouse and the clock.   Item I give to Henry KYRKE my grandson one coffer in the chamber over the house which was my fathers & one big brass pan in the upper buttery.  Item I give unto Thomas KYRKE of my Spire=Hollin my younger son one press in the little chamber, and all my husbandry wares.  Item my will and mind is that all those coffers and arks and brass pots and one brass mortar and pestle All which I found in the house when first I came to the house shall still remain in the house unmoved as heirlooms/ Item I give unto my daughter Margaret WATERHOUSE twenty shillings. Item I give unto Mary KYRKE of Martinside and Mary KYRKE of Spire Hollin my two daughters in law, and to Helen MELLOR of Townend my sister-in-law, to each of them ten shillings.  Item I give unto Henry KYRKE of Martinside, Arnold KYRKE, Ann KYRKE and Thomas KYRKE my grandchildren to each of them five shillings. Item I give unto Ann KYRKE of Spire Hollin & Mary KYRKE, Margaret KYRKE and Leah KYRKE my grandchildren to each of them five shillings. Item I give to Ann WATERHOUSE and Mary WATERHOUSE either of them five shillings. Item I give to Mr. CLEGG ten shillings. Item I give unto Ruth LOMAS thirty shillings.  Item I give unto Thomas SHIRT my servant one ewe hog. Item my will and mind is that when all my debts legacies and funeral expenses are discharged and paid out of my personal estate I give and devise all the rest of my household goods chattels and cattle whatsoever yet undisposed of unto my eldest daughter Mary KYRKE and unto my granddaughter Mary FRITH to be equally divided between them only excepting that if there happen to be any meal and other provision in the house at my decease my will and mind is that it be equally divided betwixt my daughter Mary KYRKE and my daughter Margaret WATERHOUSE, and further my will and mind is that my daughter Joan FRITH shall have the use of her daughters part of household goods so long as she useth? not impairing the same. Likewise I do constitute ordain and appoint Arnold KYRKE of Martinside & Thomas KYRKE of Spire Hollin my two sons to be executors of this my last will and testament, hoping they will faithfully discharge the trust imposed upon them, disannulling and making void all former wills by me made

Signed Ann KYRKE

Witnessed by Arnold and Thomas KYRKE

Inventory of Ann KIRK (KYRKE) of Martinside: 1719/20

Item her purse & Apparell

Money without specialty

Cattle 3 cows 1Twinter and 2 calves

One mare and 6 sheep

In fodder

Household goods

Two tables, two seats, cubard, 3 chairs and five stools

9 cushions, a clock, a hand iron and 4 spits

Goods in kitchen

3 leads one brass kettle a grate and ironware

One trunk, 2 coffers and a chest

Bedstocks and bedding and one coffer

Pewter and brass

One seat and table virginal

3 coffers and bedding

3 coffers an ark bedstocks and bedding

One ark & meal and 2 coffers  bedsteads

One press 1 bedstock and bedding 4 chairs I table

In linen

Sheets and napkins

Cheese and butter

In books

Mugs and glasses

10 strike of oats and 5 corn sacks

An arke in ye barn and a tubb plows and harrows and husbandry wares

Hustlements

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John KIRK of Shireoaks: 1746

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John KIRK, farmer of Stubbings,Chinley: 1865 mentions:

Son Charles

Daughters:  Martha Ann KIRK; Hannah wife of Matthew BAGSHAW of Buxton; Marina wife of Job LONGSON of Chinley

Witnesses: Peter BRAMWELL, National Schoolmaster of Chapel en le Frith; Joseph FORD

Geo HALL Surrogate

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The Will of Margaret KIRK (Peggy) Of Martinside 1796

This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Kirk of Martinside in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith within the county of Derby. Widow and relict of Henry KIRK of Martinside aforesaid being weak of body but of sound disposing mind  memory and understanding (praised be God for the same) Made in manner and form following.   First I order and direct all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges attending the probate and execution of this my said will to be first paid and discharged out of my person estate by my executors hereinafter named . Then I leave  the sum of One hundred pounds to be put out to interest by my executors upon good security as soon after my decease as possible and the interest arising therefrom to be by them paid to Margaret NALL wife of John NALL of Little Bowden yearly and every year as it shall become due from the day of my death during her natural life, and if the said John NALL shall survive the said Margaret NALL his wife then I direct the said interest to be paid to the said John NALL as aforesaid during his natural life. And at the death of the survivor of them I give and bequeath the said hundred pounds to the children of the said Margaret NALL to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike as they attain the  age of twenty one years and if any of them shall happen to die before their share shall be come due leaving lawful issue then his or her share so to go to such issue and if any of them shall happen to die as aforesaid leaving no such issue then the share of him her or they  so doing to be equally divided amongst the survivors share and share alike as they shall attain the age aforesaid.    The interest of those that may be under the age aforesaid I leave to the discretion of my exors. Either to add it to the stock or lay it out for their use as they may see occasion.

I give and bequeath to my nephew Anthony BELLOTT the sum of forty pounds includng the sum of thirty pounds which he has of mine in his hands to be paid at the twelve months next after my decease and if he shall happen to die before his legacy becomes due then I leave the sum of ten pounds to be divided amongst his children share and share alike.

I give and bequeath to my nephew Henry YATES the sum of eighty pounds to be paid the twelve months next after my decease and if he should die before the legacy becomes due I give the said sum of eighty pounds to his children to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.

I give and bequeath unto my niece Ann BRIERLEY wife of Stephen BRIERLEY the sum of eighty pounds to be paid as aforesaid including the sum of ten pounds which Stephen BRIERLEY has of mine to hand upon note And if she shall happen to die before her legacy become due then I give the sum of eighty pounds to her children to be divided equally between them share and share alike.

I give and bequeath to my nephew Daniel KIRK the sum of seventy pounds to be paid as aforesaid and if he shall happen to die before his legacy becomes due leaving lawful issue then I give the aforesaid sum of seventy pounds to such issue to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.

I give and bequeath to Benjamin YATES of Sheffield the sum of forty pounds to be paid as aforesaid and if he shall happen to die before his legacy becomes due leaving lawful issue then I leave the said sum of forty pounds to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.

I give and bequeath to my nephew Richard MIDDLETON the sum of eighty pounds including the sum of twenty pounds which he has of mine upon his note to be paid as aforesaid and if he shall happen to die before his legacy becomes due then I give the said sum of eighty pounds to his children to be equally divided between them share and share alike.

I give and bequeath to my nephew Thomas MIDDLETON the sum of eighty pounds to be paid as aforesaid and if he shall die before his legacy becomes due then I give the said sum of eighty pounds to his children to be equally divided between them share and share alike.

And it is my will and mind and I do hereby order and direct that if any of the aforementioned  shall happen to die before his or her legacie shall become due namely Ann BRIERLEY, Daniel KIRK, Benjamin YATES, Richard MIDDLETON, and Thomas MIDDLETON leaving either child or children under the age of twenty one years that the interest of the share such as child or children shall either be added to the stock or laid out for their use of such child or children at the discretion of my exors. After the rate of four pounds per cent per annum until they attain the age of twenty one years and if such child or children shall die before they shall attain the age aforesaid then the share of such child or children to be equally divided amongst the surviving brothers and sisters share and share alike   I give and bequeath to Mary the wife of Jeremiah WALKER the sum of twenty pounds to be paid at the end of twelve months next after my decease and if she shall not be living at that time then I give the said twenty pound to Jeremiah WALKER if he be living if not to go to the reversion.

I give and bequeath to Joseph HADFIELD of Chesterfield the sum of fifty pounds I give my nephew Henry YATES the chest in the room over the house and two tables in the house.  I give to Richard MIDDLETON two ceild chairs standing in the house, the coffer in the room over the kitchen and the worse of the two feather beds I noiw use to sleep upon. I give to Thomas MIDDLETON the cupboard and coach chair in the lower parlour. I give to Margaret KIRK daughter of Richard KIRK in Wales my silver cup marked MK.  I give to William BARBER my desk and the bedstead he used to lie upon. I give to Ann BRIERLY one sett of china and brewpott,   I give to Margaret NALL the table in the lower parlour, with red if hangings belonging to the bed I now use to sleep upon and the better feather bed with the bedding belonging to the same bed. I also give to the said Margaret NALL all the remainder of my china, teapots, silver spoons, tea tongs, my chest of drawers and all my wearing apparel.   I give and bequeath to Leah NALL the sum of £5 if she continues to live with me until the day of my death after payment of the said just debts funeral expenses charges of probate gifts and bequests above written I give all the remainder of my personal estate and effects not before by me before disposed of except herein to be equally divided amongst Anthony BELLOTT senior Henry YATES Ann BRIERLEY Richard MIDDLETON Thomas MIDDLETON Daniel KIRK and Margaret NALL share and share alike except Daniel KIRK who is to have his share of the reversion of what money there shall be and no further And if my exors shall put or place out any money for the use or uses mentioned in this my will with the consent of the legatee or legatees who shall be applied to for their consent if the money so put out be lost in part or in all my exors not to be liable to make good the same. Lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my nephew Henry YATES and my friend John CARRINGTON of Ashen Clough exors of this my last will and testament  and to each of them I give two guineas in gold and if any of the legatees mentioned in this my will shall find themselves agreived at this my will or cause my exors any trouble in the just fulfilment of the same then I  give to him or her so offending the sum of five shillings only and the gifts and bequests before given to him or her I give to the remaining legatees to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And I hereby revoke and make void all other will or wills by me before made I do declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I Margaret KIRK the testatrix have put my hand and seal this fifth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety six.

Margaret KIRK  L/S  Witnessed by Betty Yates; William Barber; James Hill

Probate granted March 13th 1798

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Mary KIRK of Shiroak: 1757

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Thomas KIRKE of Sherokes: 1635/6

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Thomas KIRKE Shearoakes: 1667/8

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Thomas KIRKE of Shireoakes: 1692

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John KYRK of Chinley: 1749

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INDENTURE Arnold Kyrke  Eldr. & Arnold Kyrke Jnr.

In an indenture made the 30th of June 1619 ARNOLD KYRKE the ELDER of “Martinside” Yeoman  lawfully seized of one capital messuage commonly called Martinside in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith & County of Derby passed his estate to his son ARNOLD KYRKE the Younger. The young Arnold paying to his father and his now wife Anne a yearly rent and keeping them in meat drink apparel and lodging for the rest of their natural lives. 

*note Arnold the elder and Anne both died in 1622 and were buried at Chapel-en-le-Frith.  

Arnold the younger died in 1640 leaving a will dated 18th June 1640

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Abstract of the will of Arnold Kyrke of Martinside 1640

Arnold KYRKE the elder of Martinside will dated 18th of June 1640 

Wished to be buried in the parish church of Chapel-en-le-Frith .

He leaves his estate to his son and heir Arnold .

To his daughter Katherine twenty two pounds, fifteen shillings and ten pence on the feast days of Philip and Jacob.  To his son Thomas the same when he reaches 21 years of age.   To his sons Thomas, Henry & George the same.   His son Arnold is to pay to Ralph SMITH of Buxton twenty pounds which he owes to him.   To John GASKELL his son-in-law the same.

It is his wish that his son Arnold shall enjoy and occupy the close called Hallstidds ( Hallsteads) during its term and paying £5 to his brothers Thomas Henry George & to Katherine. Also to Katherine another £10 to be paid within three years of his death.  To these same children he leave one messuage and five acres of land at Wormhill, the Hill and Hargate Wall in the High Peak which is in the occupation of one Humphrey DAKIN together with one beastgate in the herbage of Green Fairfield and all his right and title to the Over end of Green Fairfield belonging to the said messuage and three acres of land in Fairfield in the tenure of Robert Swan and Nicholas Swan of Fairfield.   To his daughter Anne GASKELL 12 pence. To Anne GASKELL`s son John one sheep   and to every godchild 12 pence.  To Edward WRIGHT his servant one sheep or five shillings (his choice)  To all his other servants two shillings and six pence each over and above their yearly wages if they still live with him at his death.    To his sister Dorothy SHIRT one Edward Shilling.   To his executors five shillings and to their wives 12 pence each.  To Thomas, Henry, George and Katherine all other chattels not named along with all bills and bonds . His named executors are his brother Henry KYRKE his son-in-law John GASKELL and his son Arnold KYRKE.

Witnessed by William SHIRT; John SHIRT; Ralph CANTRELL; Thomas BOWDEN

His probate mentions his minor children as Thomas; Henry; George and Katherine are to be provided with meat and drink apparel and lodging according to their estate and calling.

Inventory of Arnold KYRKE

June 22nd 1640 The total of his inventory comes to £546. 17s.10d.

And includes one chattel or lease of a close called Hallestidds for the term of nine years worth £47. 10. 0 and one other chattel of lease of two messuages with certain parcels of land belonging being the land of John LOMAS of Eaves in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith.  This latter worth £29. 

Debts owing to Arnold KYRKE: Ralph CANTRELL of Wheston £73. 19s. 6d. and Arnold his son £110. 0. 0.

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The Will of Arnold Kyrke of Martinside, Chapel-en-le-Frith: 1745

In the name of God Amen.  I Arnold KYRK of Martinside in the parish of Chappell le Ffrith and county of Derby Yeoman being in perfect health and of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  Ffirst I commend my soul into the hands of God and my body to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executors hereafter named Ffirst of all after any just debts and expenses are paid and discharged  I give devise and bequeath all those my ffreehold lands Messuages and tenements and heraditaments lying being and situate at Martinside  and Jumble with all the common lands thereunto belonging and also all that land called nearer Halsteds with the rents issues and profits of all and singular the said premises unto my son Henry KYRK and his assigns for and during the term on ninety nine years if the said Henry KYRK shall so long live and from and after his death or other determination of the said terme  and estate then unto the use and behalf of the heirs male of the body of the said Henry KYRK lawfully begotten And for want of his heirs male I give the before mentioned messuages lands and premises unto my son Thomas KYRK and his assigns for and during the term of ninety nine years if the said Thomas KYRK so long live and from after his decease or other determination of the said terme and estate to the use and behalf of the heirs male of the said Thomas KYRK lawfully begotten And for want of such male issue to my brother Thomas KYRK of Spire Hollin and his heirs male and in default of such issue male then to the right heirs of me forever. Subject nevertheless to the charges hereafter mentioned and if it shall happen that my son Henry KYRK depart this life without issue male it shall and may be lawful for the said Henry KYRK  by any other will or writing under his hand and seale to change his whole or any part of the said estates and premises before mentioned With payment of any sum of monies not exceeding the sum And of four hundred pounds for payment of debts or younger childrens portions  And I do hearby also give to my son Henry KYRK to charge all or any part of the before mentioned premises with the payment of  any sum of monies yearly not exceeding the sum of tenn pounds at such times  and days as he shall limmit and think fit to be and for a jointure for a wife during her trust and if the said before mentioned premises shall command to my son Thomas KYRK and dye without male issue then my will and mind is that it shall be lawful for my son Thomas KYRK  to charge the before mentioned premises with payment of any sum of monies not exceeding the sum of four hundred pounds  for payment of debts or younger childrens portions And if it happen that my sons Henry KYRKE and Thomas KYRK depart this life without issue male then it is my will and mind is that I do give and bequeath unto such daughters as my sons shall have living the sum of seven hundred pounds to be equally divided amongst them to be paid them by my brother Thomas KYRK or his heirs and in default of the payment then the said sum of seven hundred pounds aforesaid to be nul and void And I do hearby give and devise the said premises before devised  to them and the right heirs of me forever.   And I give and devise to my son Henry KYRKE his heirs and assigns for ever all those closes calles Yeavly Halsteds with all appurtenances thereunto belonging  And I give and bequeath unto my son Henry KYRK all those lands and tenements lying and being upon Doveholes and (Twidish) Moor which I hould by lease from Mr Henry EYRE chargeable nevertheless with the payment of such legacies as shall hereafter be mentioned And I give and bequeath unto my son Henry KYRK all my right and title to that land which I hould by lease from the Duke of Devonshire in Peak Forest called Little ( /close) and I give and devise one parcel of common land lying at Blackbrook Moor which I purchased from Stephen BELLOTT with all priviledges thereunto belonging unto my son Thomas KYRK and his assigns for and during theterme of ninety nine years if the said Thomas KYRK so long shall live and from and after his decease or other determination of the said term and estate then to the use and behalf  of the heirs male of my son Thomas KYRKE lawfully begotten And if my son Thomas KYRK dye without heirs male then from and after his deacese to the heirs male of my son Henry KYRK and for want of such male issue to the right heirs of me forever.  And I give I and bequeathto my son Thomas KYRK the sum of two hundred pounds and I give to my granddaughter Betsy KYRK one guinea. And I give and devise to my daughter Ann Barber the sum of two hundred pounds and I give unto my granddaughter Ellen BARBER one guinea And all the rest and residue and remainder of my worldy goods and effects whatsoever  I give devise and bequeath to my son Henry KYRK and I hearby appoint and nominate my son Henry KYRK and my brother Thomas KYRK executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills hereunto made in witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord 1744

Signed Arnold KYRK

Witnessed by Thomas MARCHINGTON; William BARKER; Margaret WATERHOUSE

 Notes by Rowena Clarke

Arnold KYRK died at about two in the morning on April 13th 1745

His son Henry was then un-married.   He was to marry his cousin Margaret of Spire Hollin in 1748 but they had no surviving children.   I think that Thomas MARCHINGTON was his man servant who came to tell Dr. CLEGG his master had died.

The Martinside estate passed on the death of  Henry to Richard the son of his brother ThomasRichard lived in Wales and it was to his son Henry the Martinside estate was willed. However, he died young and Richard let this and Spire Hollin which Henry inherited from his uncle Thomas in 1749 to Adam FOX who eventually bought them both.

Ann BARBER`s husband hanged himself in a barn at Malcoff according to the parish record at Chinley and she married Charles SHIRT of Bowden Head.

Henry’s widow, her cousin Margaret names some of her children in her will dated  1796

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Charles KYRKE of Sheroakes: 1589

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Charles KYRKE of Shireoakes: 1702

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Henry KYRKE of Martinside: 1704

In the name of god amen I Henry KYRKE of Martinside in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith in the County of Derby yeoman being in good health and perfect memory praised by God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First and principally I comment my soul into the hands of almighty God my maker hoping to be saved through the merits of my Alone saviour Jesus Christ and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred in such manner as my executors hereafter named shall think fit and convenient. And as for and concerning such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I dispose thereof as followeth.  Imprimis I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Anne KIRKE all that part of the messuage with appurtenances situate standing and being at Martinside aforesaid wherein I now inhabit And all those part of the outhouses now in my possession together with that part of the Fold Croft and gardens I now enjoy an all those several closes (parts) and parcels of land meadow or pasture to the said messuage belonging and herein after particularly mentioned that is to say The Lower Overfield, the further Jumble Field, the Bank the Leys and one dwelling house called the Jumble House with appurtenances together with the lands belonging to the same commonly called The Fould, The Kiln Croft, The Twittow, the Intake the Great Callowfield, the Little Callow Field, and the Round Croft with their and (   ) of their appurtenances to hold the said messuage tenements and premises to the said Anne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life in lieu and full satisfaction of her jointure or dower at the common law which she can or may hereafter claim forth of any of my lands or tenements I shall die seized of. And also I give to her the best cow I shall have at my death and the best bed with all its furniture And after the decease of the said Anne then I give devise and bequeath the said messuage, house farm and premises unto my son Arnold KIRKE and his assigns for and during the term of ninety nine years if he the said Arnold KIRKE shall so long live And from and after his decease or other determination of the said term and estate then to the use of the heirs male of the body of the said Arnold KIRKE lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue male then I give devise and bequeath the said messuage farm and premises above mentioned unto my son Thomas KIRKE and his assigns for and during the term of ninety nine years if he the said Thomas shall so long live and from and after his decease or other determination of the said term and estate then to the use and behalf of the heirs male of the body of the said Thomas KIRKE lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to the use of Thomas KIRKE of Whitehills in the said parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith my brother and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such issue to the right heirs male of me for ever subject to the charge hereafter mentioned. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my son Arnold KIRKE and his assigns for and during the term of ninety nine years if he the said Arnold shall so long live All that Messuage or tenement with appurtenances now in my possession commonly called the name of Halsteads and also the moiety or one half of the Ferneyside the one half of the Howles the moiety on one half of the meadows and the one half of the woods upon this condition that he the said Arnold or he or they to whom the premises last mentioned shall descend do well and truly pay or cause to be paid to my loving mother Anne KYRKE or her assigns yearly and every year for and during her natural life the sum of fifteen pounds of lawful money of England at Michalmas and Lady Day by even and equal portions or within forty days next after such feasts without any deduction or abatement for or in any respect whatsoever and in default thereof it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Anne or her assigns to enter upon the said premises last mentioned and distrain and the distress or distressers so taken to load drive impound sell and dispose and detain the same until such time as she shall be satisfied all ( A-------) and after the decease of the said Anne KIRKE or other determination of the said term then to the use of the heirs males of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue male then I give devise and bequeath the premises last mentioned to my said son Thomas KIRKE and his assigns for and during the term of ninety nine years if he the said Thomas KIRKE shall so long live and from and after his decease or other determination of the said term to the use and behest of the heirs male of the body of the said Thomas KIRKE lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue male to the use and behest of the heirs males of the body of my said brother Thomas KIRKE begotten or to be begotten and for want of such issue to the right heirs of me for ever subject to the charge hereafter mentioned.  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Arnold KIRKE all that messuage with appurtenances situate standing and being at Martinside aforesaid which he now hath in his possession with all those parts of the outhouses now in his possession together with all the other part of the Fould which is not bequeathed before which are in his possession with the crofts and gardens not before disposed of and all the several closes parts and parcels of meadow and pasture to the said messuage belonging and herein hereafter particularly  mentioned that is to say the Lower Overfield, the nearer Jumble field, the Barnehill the back of the Barnehill the Pitmore Croft, and the (Cotelands?) with the other moiety of the Ferneyside , Hoults woods and meadows not before disposed of and Cotes belonging thereunto now in his possession for and during the term of ninety nine years if the said Arnold KIRKE shall so long live.  And from and after his decease or other determination of the said term then to the use and behest of the heirs male of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue male then I give and devise the said last mentioned premises in the said Arnold possession to my said son Thomas KIRKE and his assigns for and during the term of ninety nine years if the said Thomas so long shall live and from and after his decease or other determination of the said term then to the use and behest of the heirs male of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue male then to the use and behest of the heirs male of my brother Thomas KIRKE and for want of such issue male to the right heirs of me for ever subject to the charge hereafter mentioned and if it shall happen that my said son Arnold KIRKE shall depart this natural life without issue male of his body lawfully begotten and leave one or more daughter or daughters and be indebted  then it is my will and mind and it shall be lawful to and for such daughter or daughters to enter upon the said Halsteads the half of the Ferneyside the half of the Hoults the half of the meadows the half of the ( Howles) half of the woods and the said lands now in the said Arnold KIRKE’s possession with their appurtenances and to receive (   ) and take the rents issues and profits thereof until the full sum of three hundred pounds shall be raised out of the same if but one daughter and if there happen to be two daughters or more the sum of four hundred pounds to be equally divided amongst such daughters she or they first paying out the said such debts if any as the said Arnold KIRKE shall justly owe at the time of his death and direct to be paid and also if the Nearer Halsteads the moiety of the Ferneyside the moiety of the Hoults the half of the meadows and the half of the woods and the said other lands now in the said Arnold’s possession descend and come to my said son Thomas KIRKE and he die without male issue of his body lawfully begotten and leaves one or more daughter or daughters and be indebted then it is my will and mind and it shall be lawful to and for such daughter or daughters to enter upon the premises last mentioned and to receive (  ) and take the rents issues and profits thereof until the full sum of three hundred pounds shall be raised out of the same and if one daughter or more than one daughter the sum of four hundred pounds to be equally divided amongst such daughters she or they first paying out of the said sum such debts as the said Thomas shall justly owe at the time of his death and direct to be paid and if it shall happen that my said son Arnold shall marry then it is my will and mind and I do give power to my said son Arnold KIRKE to charge all or any of the premises now in his possession with any sum of money by any deed or instrument under his hand and seal not exceeding the annual yearly sum of ten pounds of lawful money of England at such days and times as he the said Arnold KIRKE shall limit and appoint so ( be for   ) and as a jointure for such wife as the said Arnold shall hereafter happen to marry for and during her natural life in case she happen to survive him the said Arnold KIRKE  And it is further my will and mind that if it happen that my said sons Arnold and Thomas KIRKE do depart this natural life without male issue of their bodies lawfully begotten so that the messuages lands and premises above mentioned to my said brother Thomas’s use then it is my will and mind and I do give and bequeath to such daughters as my said sons shall have and to such children as my daughters shall have the sum of seven hundred pounds of lawful money of England to be equally divided amongst my said grandchildren to be paid to them by the said Thomas KIRKE or such male issue of his body as shall enter upon the premises above mentioned by virtue of the device above within the space of two years next after such entry upon the said premises and in default of payment of the said seven hundred pounds in such manner aforesaid then the device made to the heirs male of said brother Thomas to be made null and I do hereby give and bequeath the premises so devised to them to the right heirs male of me for ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Arnold his heirs and assigns for ever all that close or tenement with appurtenances commonly called or known by the name of Yeaveleys Halsteads which was purchased of Mr. Thomas YEAVELEY and now in the possession of my said son Arnold KIRKE then I give to my daughter Mary KIRKE the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to her by my executors hereafter named out of my personal estate after my debts and funeral expenses are paid and discharged And it is my will and mind that if my said daughter Mary happen to die before she is married then I give and bequeath the said sum of one hundred and sixty pounds to the said Arnold KIRKE and Thomas KIRKE my sons and to Joan KIRKE and Margaret WATERHOUSE widow and her children equally to be divided amongst them or amongst such of them as shall then be living. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Joan KIRKE her executors administrators and assigns all that messuage farm or tenement with appurtanances situate and being in Hanley in the County of Chester held by lease under Peter LEIGH of Lyme in the aid County of Chester Esq. To hold to the said Joan KIRKE and her assigns immediately from and after the decease of Anne my said wife for and during all the term and time expressed in the said lease and after my debts legacies and funeral expenses are paid and discharged then I give and bequeath all the rest of my personal estate unto the said Anne my loving wife and Lastly I do nominate and appoint the said Anne my wife and my said son Thomas KIRKE executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannulling all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and to this last will and testament I have set my hand and seal the third day of November in the third year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Queen Anne over England & Anno Dom 1704

Witnessed by Ruth LOMAS X; Henery KERKE; Alex: BRASSINGTON

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Abstract will of Henry Kyrke of Eaves 25th Aug 1731

Inventory 16th May 1735

States himself to be a Yeoman 

He gives all his lands, messuages, heraditaments situates at Eaves to his wife Anne For the term of her natural life.  In full satisfaction of her dower and jointure.

Anne is also to have the benefit of all the household goods at Eaves for life. Unless she married again.

After the decease of his wife he wills these lands to his nephew Henry son of his brother William

Anne is to pay £5 per year to the placing of two apprentices in such manner as is directed by the will of his late uncle Henry KIRK of Eaves.   

Also to this nephew all the lands,tenements and heraditaments at Hallsteads and also the house and tenement in the possession of Richard SWANN.

To Robert FREEMAN of Wheston and Richard HARDY of Tideswell an annuity of three pounds out of the rents of this last property.

To his brother George annuity of £6

To his brother William annuity of £5

To his loving wife his best bed from Eaves along with bedding and two best cows. 

To his brother William KIRK’s 3 children Thomas; Anne and John   £15

To his nephew Robert NEEDHAM and to his sister Grace LONGDEN £10 each

To his brothers George and William over and besides the legacy given - George £10; William £6.

To Arnold KIRKE of Martinside one guinea

To Alexander LEIGH £10 for such purpose as he knows my mind is.

To my old friend Robert MIDDLETON of Chapel en le Frith one guinea

To my cousin Robert LONGDEN of Millers Dale one guinea

To the said Robert FREEMAN and Richard HARDY one guinea

Exors.  His said Nephew Henry KIRK and my kinsman Robert NEEDHAM.

Overseers Robert FREEMAN and Richard HARDY

Total of his inventory £669 showing the two separate households of Hallsteads and Eaves.

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Will of Henry Kyrke of Martinside 1779

In the name of God Amen I Henry KIRK of Martinside in the parish of Chapel-en-el-frith and County of Derby Gentleman being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same do make ordain and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named. And as touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I dispose of the same in manner and form following. (that is to say) First I will that all my just debts and expenses of my funeral and charges of and attending the probate and execution of this my will be paid and discharged by my executors herein after named by and out of my personal estate. And also by from and out of my real estate at Martinside aforesaid to make up the deficiency of my personal estate if any there be.   Then I give and devise unto Joseph HADFIELD late of Chapel-en-le-Frith but now of Chesterfield in the said county of Derby yeoman his executors administrators and assigns all that my messuage dwelling house or tenement and farm of lands with their appurtenances situate and being at Martinside aforesaid and also all my lands and premises at Horsestides (sic) and also three pieces of common land on Colshaw Moor and Black Brook Moor and also two pieces of land called Twitshaw Moor and Cumbow all which last mentioned premises are situate and being within the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith aforesaid which last mentioned premises were lately purchased by me of and from Lady MASSEREENE. Also all my tenantable interest of and in a small field or inclosure situate and being within the liberty of Peak Forest in the said county of Derby which I hold under his Grace the Duke of Devonshire and also all my lands and premises situate and being at the further side of the Meadows which last mentioned premises were also lately purchased by me and from the said Lady MASSEREENE to have and to hold all and singular the before mentioned messuage lands premises heraditaments and appurtenances unto the said Joseph HADFIELD from and immediately after my decease upon the trusts and to and for the several uses intents and purposes herein after mentioned and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) as for and concerning all those my said messuages lands and premises with the appurtenances situate and being at Martinside Jumball Horsestidds Twitshaw Moor and Cumbow aforesaid and said three common pieces of common land situate and being on Colshaw Moor and Black Brook Moor aforesaid and the rents issues and profits of all and singular the said premises to the use and behoof of Henry KIRK  son of my nephew Richard KIRK of Broughton Nr. Wrexham in the Principality of Wales and to his heirs and assigns for ever Under and subject to the several payments charges annuities and other incumbrances and impositions hereinafter mentioned And as for and concerning all those my said lands and premises with the appurtenances situate and being at the further side of the Meadows  and the rents and issues and profits of all and singular the said premises to the use and behoof of Henry KIRK son of my said nephew Richard KIRK till Henry BARBER son of my nephew William BARBER of Malcoff in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith and County of Derby Yeoman shall attain the full age of twenty three years or sooner die Under and subject to the several payments charges annuities and other incumbrances and impositions hereinafter mentioned.  I give and bequeath unto Henry BARBER (son of my said nephew William BARBER) one annuity or yearly sum of six pounds of lawful British money to be paid yearly and every year by two equal portions of half yearly payments in each year for and towards his maintenance and education until he shall attain the age of twenty three years or sooner die charged and chargeable on my said lands and premises situate and being at the further side of the Meadows aforesaid. The first payment thereof to begin and be made at six months next after my decease.  I give and bequeath unto my said nephew William BARBER one annuity or yearly sum of sixteen pounds of lawful British money to be paid to him yearly and every year during the term of his natural life charged and chargeable on my said lands and premises situate and being at the further side of the Meadows aforesaid.   The first payment thereof to be made at twelve months next after my decease.  I give and bequeath unto the child or children of my said nephew William BARBER who shall be living at the time of my decease (Henry BARBER aforesaid son of my nephew William BARBER only excepted). One annuity or yearly sum of four pounds of lawful British money to be paid yearly and every year for and towards his or her of their maintenance and education until Henry BARBER shall have attained the age of twenty three years or sooner die charged and chargeable on my said lands and premises at the further side of the Meadows aforesaid.  The first payment thereof to begin and be made at twelve months after my decease and if my said nephew William BARBER should happen to die before Henry BARBER his said son shall have attained the age of twenty three years Then I give and bequeath unto the child or children of my said nephew William BARBER who shall be living at the time of his decease.  (Henry BARBER son of my nephew William BARBER only excepted)  One other annuity or yearly sum of four pounds of lawful British money to be paid yearly and every year by two equal portions or half yearly payments in each year for and towards his or her or their maintenance until the said Henry BARBER shall attain the age of twenty three years charged and chargeable on my said lands and premises situate and being at the further side of the Meadows aforesaid.  The first payment thereof to begin and be made at six months next after the decease of my said nephew William BARBER and when and so soon as the said Henry BARBER shall have attained the age of twenty three years. Then I give and devise all my said lands and premises situate and being at the further side of the Meadows aforesaid and the rents issues and profits of all and singular the said premises unto the proper use and behoof of the said Henry BARBER his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the said annuity or yearly sum of sixteen pounds payable to my said nephew William BARBER for and during the term of his natural life in case my said nephew William BARBER shall then be living and subject also to the payment of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the child or children of my said nephew William BARBER who shall be living at the time of the said Henry BARBER’s attaining the age of twenty three years or to his or her or their respective lawful issue in the parents stead equally share and share alike. The said sum of one hundred pounds to be paid as directed within twelve months after the said Henry BARBER shall have attained the age of twenty three years and in case the said Henry BARBER should happen to die before attaining the age of twenty three years  Then and upon such contingency I give and devise all my said lands and premises situate and being at the further side of the Meadows aforesaid and the rents issues and profits thereof unto the lawful issue of the said Henry BARBER and his or her or their several and respective heirs and assigns for ever to have and to hold all and singular the said lands and premises with the appurtenances unto and to the only proper use and behoof of such said lawful issue and his or her and their several respective heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants  if more than one and if but one then wholly to that one his or her heirs and assigns for ever and for default of such said lawful issue then I give devise and bequeath all my said lands and premises situate and being at the further side of the Meadows aforesaid and the rents issues and profits thereof unto and to the only proper use and behoof of the brother or brothers of the said Henry BARBER who shall be living at the time of his decease and to his or their respective heirs for ever to have and to hold as tenants in common and not as joint tenants if more than one but if one the wholly to that one his heirs and assigns for ever and for want of such brother or brothers then I give and  bequeath the said mentioned premises with their appurtenances and the rents issues and profits thereof unto the proper use and behoof of the sister or sisters of the said Henry BARBER who shall be living at the time of his decease and to her or their respective heirs and assigns for ever to hold the same premises as tenants in common and not as joint tenants if more than one and if but one then wholly to that one her heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the said annuity or yearly payment of sixteen pounds payable to William BARBER during the term of his natural life as aforesaid in case he be then living.  I give and bequeath unto MARGARET my loving WIFE and her assigns one annuity of thirty pounds of lawful British money to be paid to her or her assigns yearly and every year for and during the term of her natural life life two equal portions or half yearly payments in each year charged and chargeable on my said messuage and tenements situate and being at Martinside aforesaid The first payment thereof to begin and be made at three months after my decease. I also give and bequeath unto my said loving wife Margaret her executors administrators or assigns the sum of three hundred and thirty pounds of lawful British money charged and chargeable upon my said messuage, lands and premises situate and being at Martinside aforesaid and charged upon the personal estate and effects that I shall die possessed of and to be paid to her her execs or administrators or assigns within twelve months next after my decease.

I give devise and bequeath unto my sister Ann SHIRT of Chapel-en-le-Frith in the County of Derby widow one annuity or yearly sum of four pounds to be paid to her yearly and every year for and during the term of her natural life by two equal portions or half yearly payments each year charged and chargeable on my said messuage lands and premises situate and being at Martinside aforesaid  the first payment thereof to begin and be made within Six months after my decease

I give devise and bequeath unto my niece Ellen BRUSBY daughter of my sister Ann SHIRT one annuity or yearly sum of three pounds of lawful British money paid to her yearly and every year during the term of her natural life charged and chargeable on my said messuage lands and premises situate and being at Martinside aforesaid. The first payment thereof to be made at twelve months after my decease, and from and immediately after the decease of the said Ellen BRUSBY in case she leave any lawful issue give and bequeath unto such lawful issue the sum of sixty pounds of lawful British money charged and chargeable on my said messuages, lands and premises situated and being at Martinside aforesaid.  And to be paid to such lawful issue of my said niece Ellen BRUSBY or to the survivor or survivors of them at three months after her decease. I give and bequeath unto the brothers and sisters of the said Henry KIRK son of my nephew Richard KIRK the sum of one hundred pounds equally share and share alike charged on my said messuage lands and premises situate and being at Martinside aforesaid and to be paid to the survivor or survivors of them when and so soon as the said Henry KIRK son of my nephew Richard KIRK shall have attained the age of twenty three years or within twelve months after his decease provided he does not live to attain the age of twenty three years and my will is that upon the decease of the said Henry KIRK son of my said nephew Richard KIRK such or any of his said brothers and sisters who shall be his heir or heirs at law in case he leaves no lawful issue shall not be entitled to any part of the said one hundred pounds as along with his other brothers and sisters I give and bequeath unto my niece Ann wife of Joshua NALL of Chapel-en-le-Frith aforesaid Sadler the sum of sixty pounds I give and bequeath unto my niece Ruth BARBER of Chapel-en-le-Frith aforesaid spinster the sum of eighty pounds I give and bequeath unto my nephew Arnold KIRK the sum of eighty pounds I give and bequeath unto my nephew Henry KIRK brother of the said Arnold KIRK the sum of forty pounds I give and bequeath unto my nephew Richard KIRK brother of the said Arnold and Henry KIRK the sum of one guinea. I give and bequeath unto William MELLOR and Thomas SHIRT my two servant men each the sum of two guineas if they live with me at the time of my decease.  I give and bequeath to Sally BIRTLES granddaughter of my late brother Thomas KIRK deceased the sum of thirty pounds to be paid to her when and so soon as she shall have attained the age of twenty three years.   I give and bequeath unto the said Joseph HADFIELD the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to each of my executors hereinafter named the sum of ten pounds with the payment of which the said last legacies mentioned I charge my said messuages lands and premises situate and being at Martinside aforesaid and I will and direct that the said legacies so given and bequeathed by me to Ann the wife of Joshua NALL Ruth BARBER Arnold KIRK Henry KIRK Richard KIRK William MELLOR Thomas SHIRT Joseph HADFIELD and my two executors respectively as aforesaid to be paid within twelve months next after my decease I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife Margaret my said sister Ann SHIRT and the said Henry KIRK son of my nephew Richard KIRK all my bedding and linen whatsoever and wheresover  (except my wearing apparel ) to be divided amongst them share and share alike so soon as may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Margaret for and during the term of her natural life or so long as she shall chose to dwell and remain at my messuage or dwelling house at Martinside aforesaid the use occupation and enjoyment of the Great Parlour in my said messuage and the chamber over the said parlour , the little parlour or lodging room and small cellar under the stairs in the said little parlour belonging also to and being part of my said messuage or dwelling house and all the furniture and appendages to the said parlour chamber and cellar and every or any of them belonging except my bedding and linen in the said rooms being before disposed of and all and every privilege and convenience in and about my said messuage or dwelling house that may be necessary to and for the full and free and undisturbed enjoyment of the same and from immediately after the decease of my said wife Margaret or her sooner ceasing to dwell and remain at my said messuage or dwelling house of Martinside aforesaid I give devise and bequeath the aforesaid Great parlour in my said dwelling house aforesaid the chamber over the it the said Little Parlour and the cellar under the stairs in the little parlour and all the aforesaid furniture and appendages to the said parlours and chambers belonging except the bedding and linen unto the only proper use and behoof of the said Henry KIRK son of my nephew Richard KIRK his heirs executors and administrators and assigns for ever.  It is my will and mind and I do hereby order and direct that my loving wife Margaret shall dispose of all my wearing apparel amongst such of my relations as she shall think proper so soon as conveniently may be after my decease all the rest residue and remainder of my real estate and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore by me disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto the said Henry KIRK son of my nephew Richard KIRK his heirs executors adminstrators and assigns absolutely for ever. And lastly hereby revoking all former and other will or wills by me at any time or times heretofore made and declaring this to be my last will and testament I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Anthony BELLOTT of Castle Naze and Henry YATES of Ridge both within the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith in the county of Derby aforesaid yeomen joint executors hereof.  In witness whereof I the said Henry KIRK the testator have to every sheet of this my will and testament which is contained in five sheets of paper set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine.   Witnessed by William Harrison Sarah HARRISON and Daniel DYSON

* Note this will was proved at Lichfield by Anthony Bellott in 1783 with a reservation for Henry Yates to do likewise. However it appears this was inadvertently proved in the wrong court and spent several years in chancery. 

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Will of Mary KYRKE of Martinside: 1743

In the name of God Amen September 3rd 1743 I Mary KIRK of Martinside, in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith and County of Derby Spinster, being weak and indisposed in body, but of sound mind and memory, praised be to God, for the same, And as for such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to endow me with. I give and devise the same as followeth. Imprimis My will and mind is that all my debts and funeral expenses be discharged and paid by my executors after named, Imprimis My mind and will is that the eightscore pounds which my father left me in his will be paid in manner following. Item I give & devise unto Arnold KIRK & Thomas KIRK my brothers and to Margaret WATERHOUSE & Joan FRITH my sisters every one thirty pounds a piece to be paid one year after my decease and as for the forty pounds which is ten pounds a piece My mind and will is that it be paid yearly according to their birth beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest . Item I give to Thomas KIRK my nephew son of Arnold KIRK the sum of five pounds. Item I give to Ann BARBER my niece daughter of Arnold KIRK five pounds. Item I give to Mr. CLEGG one guinea. Item I give to John WHITE son of Edward WHITE of Callow two guineas to be paid into the hands of his grandmother Margaret WATERHOUSE. Item I give to Ann BARBER my niece one feather bed, one pair of sheets one bolster  two pillows three blankets one coverlet one pair of purple hangings and two pewter dishes one long plain table cloth and half a dozen plain napkins. Item I give to Henry KIRK my nephew the son of Arnold KIRK all the rest of my household goods as beds, bedding, linen and every thing that I am posest of Item I give all my wearing apparel to my two sisters Margaret WATERHOUSE and Joan FRITH to be equally divided betwixt them Item my mind and will is that when all my debts legacies and fiuneral expenses are discharged the residue and remaining part of my money and everything else undisposed of I give to my nephew Henry KIRK.  Item I do constitute, ordain & appoint my nephew Henry KIRK son of Arnold KIRK of Martinside to be sole executor of this my last will and testament disannulling and making void all former wills by me made. 

Witnessed by Arnold KIRK                     

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Otiwell KYRKE of Shireoaks: 1589

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Thomas KYRKE of Shire Oakes: 1724

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John LINGARD of Slack: 30 September 1719

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Joshua LINGARD, farmer of Chinley: 1876 mentions:

Wife Eliza

Sons William; Joshua; Joseph; John & Son Nicholas Lilly LINGARD

Daughter Mary MOSS

Grandson John ANDREW son of my late daughter Ann ANDREW

Mr Robert HILL of Hyde

Sarah GARFORTH

John LINGARD Deceased

Occupier Tho FARNSWORTH of Astley Lancs.

Caleb WRIGHT; Eliza LINGARD; Charles LINGARDS

Thos GOODMAN Solr. Chapel en le Frith   Will made 1874

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Sarah LINGARD of Bowden Head, Chapel en le Frith, widow: 1861 mentions:

Sons William; Charles

Daughter Mary Ann LINGARD

Witnesses: Joseph COOK; Richard NALL 

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Ann LOMAS spinster of Whitehough in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1749

made 30 Oct 1747 and proved 15 Apr 1749

Uncles Samuel KIRK of Whitehough; George WARD of Brownside in Chapel parish; Lawrence LOMAS yeoman of Rainow, his wife Anne & their daughter Anne

Aunts Mary CLAYTON widow of Pott Shrigley; Elizabeth KERSHAW widow of Pott Shrigley;      Elizabeth LOMAS widow of Manchester; her sons John & Thomas LOMAS

Cousins  Katherine & William KIRK

Executors: Uncle Samuel KIRK & George SWINDELLS

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Enoch LOMAS, labourer of Town End in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1802

made 5 May 1798 and proved 6 Jan 1802

Wife not named

Sons Isaac & Ralph

Daughters Frances & Hannah

Executor Henry MERRILL of Town End

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George LOMAS of Chapel en le Frith: 1791 

made 21 Jan 1791 and proved 14 Oct 1791

Nephews James LOMAS & Josiah LOMAS

Executor James LOMAS

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George LOMAS of Bradshaw Hall in the parish of Chapel en le Frith, farmer: 1802

made 12 May 1802 and proved 29 May 1802

Wife Betty

Sons James; Henry; Joseph & Jacob

Daughters Betty; Oliff & Hannah

Executors Brother in law Peter HEGGINBOTTOM; John LOMAS baker of Kettleshulme, co Chester

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Henry LOMAS of Thornelee, Chapel en le Frith

(Will written 4th of January 1751/2 Proved Bakewell 21st October 1752)

In the Name of God Amen I Henry LOMAS of Thornelee in the Parish of Chappell in le Frith in the County of Derby Yeoman being in a bad state of health but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory (God be praised) Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Manner following First I commend my soule in to the hands of Almighty God my mortifull Creator hopeing to obtain Pardon and forgiveness of All my Sins And my Body I comitt to the Earth to be Devoutly Buryed at the Discretion of my Wife and Executors hereinafter named  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Eldest Son Nicholas LOMAS All that my Reall Estate standing lying and being at Thornelee and Carr Green with All the Appurtenences thereto belonging to him his heirs and Assigns forever together with one Mule Ark standing in the Parlor One Bed and Bedding in the &ldots;&ldots; Parlor   Fyer Iron and Utensills  about the Fyer one Clock and Case one Press in the Chamber over the Parlor at Thornelee aforesaid to my said Son Nicholas giving Paying and allowing All such Legacyes bequeaths and Annuityes as are by me hereafter given allowed and bequeathed Item I give to my son Isaac one Dressor, one Couch Chair, one Cofer Standing in the Parlor one Bed with Beding and one Ark standing and being in the Buttery Chamber, one Ovell Table, and one Chest which I call my Chest Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Ellen LOMAS One Annuity or Clear yearly Rent or sum of Six Pounds a year with that house at Carr Green during the term of her naturall Life together with All the Rest of my household Goods of what sort soever which are not by me before bequeathed for her to keep Use or Dispose thereof  as she shall think proper Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Three Younger Sons Robert LOMAS Henry LOMAS and IsaacLOMAS each and every one of them the sum of Fifty Pounds a piece And to My Daughters Mary Dane and Ellen LOMAS each the sum of Thirty Five Pounds a piece And to my two other daughters hannah LOMAS and Joane LOMAS each the the sum of Forty Pounds a piece And which said severall Sums so given and bequeathed by me to my Younger Children as abovesaid I do hereby order to be paid by my heir from of my Estates at Thornelee and Carr green aforesaid by Twenty Pounds a Year beginning with the Eldest first and so on to the Youngest till his her and their whole sums are paid and satisfyed And it is my Will and Mind that if any of my Younger Children shall Dye without Issue and before they or any of them have received their full Payment the same to go Equally amongst the survivors of them but if he her or they so Dyeing Leave Issue the same to go and be paid to such Issue or for such Issues Use in such manner and time as the same ought to have been paid to the Parent Item I give and bequeath unto my Two Sons Nicholas LOMAS and Isaac LOMAS All my Stock of Cattle and husbandry wair of what nature and sort soever together with all the rest of my Chattells and Personall Estate to be Equally Divided betwixt them share and share alike And I do hereby make them my two sons Nicholas LOMAS and Isaac LOMAS Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hopeing they will see the same Carefully Performed In Witness whereof I the said henry LOMAS the Testator have to this my Last Will and Testament Sett my hand and seale the Fourth Day of January In the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Fifty one two

henry LOMAS his Mark and Seale

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named Testator henry LOMAS for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of

Nicholas CRESSWELL; Jas SHEPLEY; James SHEPLEY Jun.  

Bakewell 21st of October 1752

Let a Probate of this Will be Granted to Nicholas LOMAS & Isaac LOMAS the Joint Executors therein named  They being first Sworn before me Thos Goole Surrogate

A True andPerfect Inventory of All the Goods Cattleand Chattels moveable and unmovable Quick and dead of Henry LOMAS of Thornelee in the Parrish of Chappelle le frith deceased Apraised and Valued the Ninth Day of May one thousand seven hundred and Fifty two  by us whose names are hereunto subscribed

   £   s   d

Imprimis In Purss and aparrell

  10   0   0

Item Horse Saddle and Bridle  

   4  10   0

5 Cowes 

  21   0   0

2 year ould Coults   

   5   0   0

two Cow stirks                

   5   0   0 

one Bullock stirk  

   2  10  0

two Calves  

   3   0   0

two Rearing Calves   

   1   2   6

two Bullocks   

   7   0   0

Hay and Straw  

   2  10  0

eight – Cupple of Sheep at 8s  6d a Cupple   

   3   8   0

two Barren Ewes   

   0  12  0

five Tups

   1   0   0

two Hogs 

   0  10  0

five Carts & 2 plowes 2 harrowes and Husbandrey ware   

   7    0  0

oats  

   0  14  0

item Goods in the House one Fire Iron and other utensils  

   1   1   0

one Clock one Dressor   

   4   5   0

Puter and a Couch Chair and one Seat  

   3  15  0

one Tall table and eight Chairs   

   0  17  0

one Warming Pan one Driping pan and other od things  

   0   9   6

item Goods in the Parlor

one Bed and Bedding belonging   

   1   0   0

one Ark   

   1   1   0

Mail and Bacon  

   4   0   0

three Chairs one Form one wooll wheele  

   0   4   0

one Coffer one Cubbord table  

   0  15  0

item Goods in the Kitchen   

Earth pott bottles and other od things   

   1  10  0

Item Goods in the ButteryChamber

one Bed and Beding 

   1  15  0

one ould Ark one Chest   

   0  13  0

Woolen Yarn  

   2  10  0

one Ovel Table and two Chairs  

   0   9   0  

Five Baskits and a Looking Glass   

   0   3   0

item Goods in the Buttery

Earth Potts and Bottles and Woodin ware   

   2  17  6

item Goods in the Parlor Chamber

one Bed and Beding belonging               

   5   0   0 

one Long table   

   1   1   0

two Chests   

   1  15  0

one Chair one Buffit and one Press   

   1  11  0

item Goods in the House Chamber

one Bed and Beding belonging   

   1  15  0

three Coaffers   

   0  10  0

one Brass pott one pan   

   0  12  6

one Hackney Saddle one pillion      

   1   0   0

Table Linine and Sheets  

   2   2   0

Linine Yarn   

   1   0   0

Glasses and white Delf   

   0   5   0

Misslement seen and not seen   

   0   2   0

118 15  0

Nicholas CRESSWELL; James L DRANFIELD

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Henry LOMAS the elder, farmer now of Bagshaw in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1810

made 15 May 1809 and proved 2 Jan 1810

Sons James & Henry

Daughters Hannah, wife of Francis VERNON; Mary wife of  William FRITH and Dorothy wife of Joseph BEARD

Grandchildren John LOMAS, innkeeper and James LOMAS sons of his late son George LOMAS

George; Joseph; Jacob; Betty; Oliff and Hannah LOMAS

Executors son Henry LOMAS; Mr Thomas BAGSHAW gentleman of Laneside in Chapel

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Henry LOMAS the elder, yeoman of Sandy Way Head in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1848

made 2 Jul 1846 and proved 13 Apr 1848

Son Henry LOMAS

Daughters  Ellen wife of Samuel GREEN; Sarah wife of John FRITH; Dorothy wife of John SHELDON; Ann wife of John MELLOR; Susannah wife of Thomas JACKSON & Martha wife of George HIBBERT

Executors  John JOWLE, publican of  Chapel en le Frith parish; George WASHINGTON farmer of Chapel en le Frith parish

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Isaac LOMAS of Thornilee, Combs Edge, Chapel en le Frith

(Written 26th February 1826 proved 24th April 1829)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Isaac LOMAS of Thornilee within Combs Edge in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith in the County of Derby Yeoman made and published in manner and form following, That is to say, First I order and direct all my just debts and funeral and Testamentary charges and expenses to be paid and discharged by my Son Nicholas LOMAS out of my Estate and effects by me hereinafter given devised and bequeathed to him with all convenient speed after my decease Then I give and bequeath unto my Dear Wife Ann LOMAS the feather Bed Bedstead and Bedding thereto belonging now standing and being in my Parlour together with the use of such and so many of my Household goods and furniture as she shall make choice of for the purpose of furnishing her a house for and during the term of her natural life, and an Inventory of the said Household goods and furniture so taken by my said wife shall be made by my Executors hereinafter named and the same to be kept by my said Son Nicholas so that my said wife shall not have power to sell or dispose of all or any part of the said Household goods and furniture but after the decease of my said Wife the same to return unto and be the property of my said Son Nicholas his heirs and assigns forever I also will give and bequeath unto my said Wife during the term of her natural life All that my Messuage or Dwellinghouse with the Croft and Garden thereunto belonging situate and being in Carr Lane within Combs Edge aforesaid now in the occupation of John FRITH as tenant thereof and after her decease I will give devise and bequeath the said Messuage or Dwellinghouse with the said Croft and Garden and other Appurtenances thereunto belonging to my said Son Nicholas LOMAS his heirs and assigns forever I also give and bequeath unto my said wife for and during the term of her natural life One clear Annuity or yearly sum of nine pounds of good and lawful money to be paid to her by two equal half yearly payments the first payment thereof to be made at the end of half a year next after my decease with a proportionable part of such Annuity for any time less than half a year from the time of my death or of any day of payment next proceeding her death and which said Annuity or yearly sum I do hereby charge upon and direct to be issuing and payable out of and from my Estate at Thornelee aforesaid by me hereinafter given devised and bequeathed to my said Son Nicholas LOMAS And I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that if the said Annuity shall be in arrear and unpaid for the space of twenty days next after any half yearly day of payment Then and in such case from time to time it shall and may be lawful to and for my said wife and her Assigns to enter into and upon my said Estate at Thornelee aforesaid or any part thereof and to distrain for the recovery of the said Annuity so in arrear or any part thereof and  all costs charges and expenses attending the same in like manner as in cases of distress for rent in arrear And I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that the provision and the  gifts and bequests hereinbefore given to my said wife shall be in lieu of Power and Thirds and Common Law to all intents and purposes whatsoever I also give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah the wife of William BAILEY and to her heirs and assigns the sum of forty pounds to be paid to her by my said Son Nicholas LOMAS one half to be paid to her at the end of twelve months next after by decease and the other twenty pounds the remaining half thereof making together the sum of forty pounds at the end of five years next after my decease I also give devise and bequeath unto my said Son Henry LOMAS the sum of forty pounds to be paid to him by my said Son Nicholas LOMAS in the manner following (that is to say) the sum of twenty pounds one half of the said forty to be paid at the end of two years after my decease and the remaining sum of twenty pounds making together the sum of forty pounds at the end of six years next after my decease And I also give devise and bequeath unto my said Son Henry LOMAS his heirs and assigns forever (subject as follows) All my Messuage or Dwellinghouse with the Blacksmiths shop adjoining thereto and the Croft and Garden called the Clough Green with the Appurtenances situate and being within Combs Edge now in the occupation of James WILSON my tenant a Croft at the lower end of the Smithy and now laid to and being part of the Smithy Croft hereinafter given devised and bequeathed to my said Son Nicholas LOMAS his heirs and assigns for ever (only accepted) But should my said Son Henry die without issue then my will and mind is that the same premises called the Clough Green with the Appurtenances shall be subject to the will of my said Son Nicholas so that the same may stay and continue in my family Or should my said son Nicholas die before my said Son Henry my will and mind is and I hereby direct that my said Son Nicholas shall will the same premises and they shall pass and go by virtue of the same will provided my said Son Henry dies without issue I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Ann LOMAS daughter of my late Son Isaac LOMAS ten pounds to be paid to her by my said Son Nicholas LOMAS at the end of three years next after my decease I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Ann LOMAS daughter of my late Son Robert LOMAS the sum of five pounds to be paid to her by my said Son Nicholas LOMAS to be paid to her at the end of four years next after my decease And I also give devise and bequeath unto my said Son Nicholas LOMAS his heirs and assigns forever All that that my Messuage and Dwellinghouse with the outbuildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate and being at Thornelee aforesaid now in my own occupation subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the said Annuity to my said wife and also to and with the several Legacies or sums of money by me hereinbefore given to or for my said Daughter and Also Son Henry and Grand daughters at the times and in manner hereinbefore mentioned and appointed for payment therefore respectively  Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said Son Nicholas LOMAS his heirs and assigns forever All that my other Messuage or Dwellinghouse with the Barn Shippons Gardens and Lands with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate and being on Carr Green within Combs Edge aforesaid and now in the occupation of Thomas BENNETT as tenant thereof And Also all my Stock of Cattle Implements of husbandry and Household furniture and all other the personal Estate and effects of what nature and kind soever and wheresoever that I may die possessed of  I give and bequeath unto my said Son Nicholas LOMAS his heirs and assigns forever (The furniture hereinbefore given to my said wife during her natural life only accepted) And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said two Sons Nicholas and Henry Executors of this my last Will and Testament and that is shall and maybe lawful to and for my said Executors and the survivor of them his executors or administrators in the first place by and out of the monies and premises respectively which shall come into their hands to deduct and reimburse to himself and themselves all costs charges and expenses as he or they shall expend sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will or of the trusts hereby in them reposed together with a reasonable allowance for their trouble And also I do hereby declare that my said Executors or either of them their or either of their executors or administrators shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for more of the aforesaid monies and premises than he or they shall actually receive or shall respectively come into his or their hand or hands by virtue of this my said will nor with or for any loss which shall happen without his or their wilful neglect or default nor the one of them for the other of them or for the Acts deeds receipts payments disbursements or defaults of the other of them And Lastly I do hereby revoke all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof  I the said Isaac LOMAS the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of  February one thousand eight hundred and twenty six

(Signed) Isaac LOMAS

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Testator Isaac LOMAS as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution thereof

Jno WALKER; Ralph THORNELEY   his mark; Thomas BENNETT

Chapel en le Frith

April 21st 1829

Let a Probate of this Will be granted to Nicholas LOMAS and Henry LOMAS the executors name therein, they being sworn as well to a faithful discharge of their duty, as that the Personal Estate of the Testator does not amount to Three Hundred Pounds before me 

Samuel Grundy, Surrogate  Probate Granted 24th April 1829

In the Dean and Chapter Court of Lichfield In the Goods of Isaac Lomas Deceased

APPEARED PERSONALLY  Nicholas LOMAS and Henry LOMAS both of Combs in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith in the county of Derby Yeoman and farmer Executors named in the last Will and Testament of the said Isaac LOMAS late of Thornley and Combs in the said Parish and in the County of Derby aforesaid Deceased ; and made Oath that the Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, for, or in respect of which a Probate of the said Will is to be granted exclusive of what the said deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other person or persons, and not beneficially but including the Leasehold Estate or Estates for years of the Deceased, if any, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of  the Debts, due and owing from the said Deceased are under the value of  Three Hundred Pounds to the best of these Deponents knowledge information and belief

Nicholas LOMAS; Henry LOMAS Sworn on the 21st day of  April 1829 before me Samuel Grundy, Surrogate

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Jacob LOMAS, farmer of Bradshaw Hall in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1854

made 7 May 1853 and proved 27 Jun 1854

Wife Jane

Sons George, farmer of  Cockyard and John, butcher of Chapel en le Frith parish - his executors

Testator died 7 Feb 1854

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Administration of James LOMAS farmer of Chapel en le Frith parish: 1858

Granted 8 Jan 1858

Bondsmen: James LOMAS, farmer of Bradshaw Edge, Chapel en le Frith; James BEARD, farmer of Courses in Chapel en le Frith and George LOMAS farmer of Chapel en le Frith parish

Administration renounced by Elizabeth LOMAS widow and relict of deceased and granted to James LOMAS the son and one of the next of kin of  deceased

Intestate died 11 Mar 1857

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John LOMAS, farmer of Bowden Head, Chapel parish: 1808

made 19 Jun 1806 and proved 24 Aug 1808

Wife Frances

Sons John; Thomas & Joseph

Daughters Martha; Mary; Hannah & Sarah wife of  Samuel YATES

Executors  son Joseph; son in law James BOOTH

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John LOMAS, nurseryman of Bowden Chapel in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1828

made 7 Mar 1828 and proved 22 Mar 1828

Mother Betty LOMAS

Wife Anne

Late Father George LOMAS of Bradshaw Hall (will dated 21 May 1802)

Sons John; Joseph & William

Executors sons John & Joseph; friend William HULME of Chelmorton Flat, co. Derbys.

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Administration of John LOMAS, farmer of Chapel en le Frith parish: 1856

Granted 30 Jun 1856

Bondsmen      Elizabeth LOMAS, widow of Chapel en le Frith parish; John FORD, farmer of Mosleys in Chapel en le Frith parish and Joseph FORD, labourer of Chapel en le Frith parish

Administration granted to the above bound Elizabeth LOMAS widow & relict of deceased

Intestate died 26 Oct 1855

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John LOMAS, farmer of Smithy Brock in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1857

made 12 Mar 1857 and proved 29 Sep 1857

Wife Mary

Sons Joshua & James

Daughter Mary

Son in law James GODDARD

Executors  Sons & son in law

Testator died 7 May 1857

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Joseph LOMAS, yeoman of Chapel en le Frith: 1829

made 21 Jun 1828 and proved 8 Aug  1829

Late Father John LOMAS

Wife Grace

Children Elisabeth FLETCHER (born before wedlock); William; Henry & Ann LOMAS

Executors Friends John THOMASON Esquire of Cadster; John WALKER yeoman of Combs

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Mary Beard LOMAS, spinster & shopkeeper

Made 5 November 1870 (codicil also made 5 November 1870)

Died at Macclesfield 12 February 1871; Proved  at Chester 2 March 1871

Mentions: sisters Elizabeth (not specified as 'late', see below) the wife of Samuel GOODWIN; Barbara the wife of the trustee/executor George LOMAS;

brothers John LOMAS; James LOMAS (also trustee and executor);

niece Ann WOOD, daughter of late sister Elizabeth

nephews Samuel Heathcott BARRATT, son of late sister Grace Barratt; James DALE, son of late sister Ann Dale;

nephews and nieces Jacob LOMAS ('residing' with testatrix), George LOMAS, Mary Elizabeth LOMAS, Barbara Ellen LOMAS, the children of late brother Jacob LOMAS.

Desires to be interred with her late father (not named but from other research is James LOMAS), in the churchyard of Chapel-en-le-Frith

Trustees and executors brother James LOMAS and brother-in-law George LOMAS

Witnesses are Wm SMITH of Stockport, Peter BEARD of Heaton Norris & Richard TURNER of Macclesfield

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Nicholas LOMAS of Thorney Lee, Chapel en le Frith

(Written 4th June 1768 and Proved at Lichfield 13th June 1768)

In the Name of God Amen I Nicholas LOMAS of Thorney Lee in the Parish of Chapel le Frith and County Derby yeoman being of perfect disposing mind memory and understanding do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament- First I will that all may Just Debts which I owe to any person or persons at the time of my Decease together with my Funeral Expenses and the Charges attending the Probate of this my will and the Charges attending the Execution of this my will, be paid and discharged out of the profits of my Real Estate by my Executor herein after named-

And as to my Real Estate lyeing and being at Thorney Lee aforesaid in the said parish of chapel-le-frith and County of Derby I give devise and bequeath the same with all the appurtenances thereto belonging to my Nephew Isaac LOMAS son of my Brother Robert LOMAS, to him and to his Heirs for ever, charged and chargeable with Legacies herein after named- I give and bequeath to my Sister Mary DEAN the sum of Three pounds a year to be paid her yearly and every year for and during the Term of her Natural Life, the first payment to be made to her within one year next after my Decease; and I also give to the Children of the said Mary DEAN the sum of Sixty pounds after the Death of their Mother Mary DEAN to be divided amongst them share and share alike And I also give to the said Mary DEAN a certain House and Croft thereto belonging which was bought by my father, and which is situate near to Thorney Lee aforesaid for and during the Term of her natural Life, and then and after her decease I give and bequeath the said House and Croft to my Brother Isaac LOMAS, and to his Heirs and assigns forever.  Also I give to my Nephew Ralph DEAN son of Ralph DEAN the sum of Five Pounds to be paid him within one year next after my Decease.  Also I give to my brother Isaac LOMAS the sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds Sterling Money, together with all my Personally which I now have to be paid him within one year next after my Decease.  Also I give to Ellin DIDSBURY wife of John DIDSBURY of Hayfield the sum of Three pounds a year for and during all the Term of her natural Life and I also give the further sum of Sixty Pounds to the surviving children of the said Ellin DIDSBURY to be equally divided amongst them after the decease of their Mother.  Also I give to, Johny MERRIMAN wife of Thomas MERRIMAN of Chelmorton in the Parish of Bakewel and said County of Derby the sum of Three pounds a year yearly and every year, for and during the Term of her natural Life the first payment to be made her within one year next after my Decease; and I also give the further sum of Sixty Pounds to the Children of the said Johny MERRIMAN to be divided equally amongst them after the decease of their Mother.  Also I give to my niece Ann REDDISH the sum of Five Pounds sterling money to be paid her within one year next after my Decease, and I also give to my said niece Ann REDDISH the further sum of Thirty Pounds when she shall attain to the age of Twenty one years.  Also I give to my two nephews Henry and Isaac BAYLEY sons of William BAYLEY The sum of Ten pounds a piece to be paid to each of them when they shall attain to twenty one years of age, and if either of them shall happen to die before they be of Twenty one years of age, then I will that the Ten pounds before bequeathed to be paid to the surviving Brother.  Also I give to my nephew John LOMAS son of my late brother Robert LOMAS the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid him within one year next after my decease.  Also I give to my nephew James LOMAS the Brother of the said John LOMAS the Sum of Twenty pounds to be paid him when he shall be Twenty one years of age.  Also I give to my niece Hannah LOMAS Sister of the said John and James LOMAS the sum of Ten Pounds to be paid her when she shall attain to Twenty one years of age. I also give to my Sisters Sarah DEAN wife of John DEAN half a guinea in gold to be paid her within one year next after my Decease, All which said respective Legacies I will that they be paid out of my Estate at Thorney Lee aforesaid, and I do hereby charge my said Estate therewith – Lastly I constitute and appoint my said brother Isaac LOMAS sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament, trusting he will see to the true and faithful execution thereof In witness whereof I the said Nicholas LOMAS the Testator have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seal this Fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty Eight

NICHOLAS LOMAS   His mark

Signed sealed  published and declared by the said Nicholas LOMAS the Testator to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto at the Request and in the presence of the Testator -----------------------------------------------                               

GEO BENNITT            STEPHEN BELLOTT             JOHN POTTS

Lichfield 13th June 1768

Let a probate be made to Isaac LOMAS the Sole Executor He being sworn before me Thos Whitesun

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Nicholas LOMAS, yeoman of Thornylee within Combs Edge in the parish of Chapel en le Frith: 1845

made 6 Jan 1844 and proved 6 Nov 1845

Wife Elizabeth

Sons Nicholas; Isaac; Robert & John

Daughters Anne wife of Joseph ASHTON; Hannah LOMAS & Bettey Elizabeth wife of Henry POTTS

Son in law Joseph ASHTON of Roe Cross, par of Mottram, Ches.

Executors Wife; son Nicholas, farmer of Thornylee & Joseph ASHTON

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Ralph LOMAS of New Smithy, Chinley: 1893

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Robert LOMAS of Shire Oaks: 1895

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Thomas LOMAS of Shire Oaks: 1844

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William LOMAS, yeoman of Bridgefield within Combs Edge, Chapel en le Frith parish: 1816

made 19 Oct 1815 and proved 26 Jul  1816

Wife Betty

Sons John; George & James

Executors wife and son John

Trustees friends, Edward WAINE gentleman of Marple, co. Chester; Adam FOX of Martinside, Combs Edge, yeoman

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Ann LONGDEN of Peak Forest, farmer: 1866

mentions:

Sons James; Joseph; William John

Henry HILL Dam Side ,Executor

Witnesses: Thomas MIDDLETON; Reuben LONGDEN

made 1863

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John LOWE of Bugsworth, yeoman: 1856

This is the Last Will and Testament of me John LOWE of Bugsworth in the county of Derby yeoman made the fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two in manner following that is to say I give devise and bequeath All and every my real and personal estates whatsoever and wheresoever unto my two daughters Betty KIRK the wife of John KIRK of Bugsworth aforesaid yeoman Ellen WATERHOUSE the wife of Samuel WATERHOUSE of Bugsworth aforesaid stone dealer and my friend Samuel WHITEHEAD of Chinley in the said county of Derby paper maker their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns according to the natures and qualities thereof respectively Upon Trust in the first place to pay out of the rents and profits of my said real estate All my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and subject thereto to permit and suffer my dear wife Anna to have receive and take the rents issues and profits of my said real estate and also the income of my personal estate producing Income and also the use and enjoyment of all my Household Goods and Furniture Plate Linen and China for and during the term of her natural life in case she shall so long remain my widow and not marry again And from and after her Decease or marrying again I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Betty KIRK my best Bed with the Bedding belonging thereto absolutely for ever free from the Debts or control of her said Husband And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah the wife of Samuel PORRITT of Chinley aforesaid farmer my Mahogany Tea Table absolutely for ever free from the Debts Control or Engagements of her said husband And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my Household Goods and Furniture plate linen china beds and bedding and also all my personal Estate consisting of moneys either in any Bank out at Interest or money owing to me upon any contract sale or otherwise unto my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE absolutely for ever free from the Debts control or engagements of her said Husband and her receipts alone to be good discharges for the same notwithstanding coverture But if my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE shall depart this life during the lifetime or marrying again of my said wife I direct my said Trustees to divide and I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto and equally amongst the children of my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE for their own use and benefit absolutely for ever And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and devise unto my said daughter Betty KIRK for and during the term of her natural life an annuity or yearly sum of Eight pounds to be paid to her by two half yearly payments in each year by my said Executrixes and Executor out of my real estate hereinafter mentioned to be devised to my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE And also from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Maria the wife of Edward CRAPPER of Bugsworth aforesaid stone getter for and during the term of her natural life an annuity or yearly sum of Three pounds to be paid to her by two half yearly payments by my Executrixes and Executor out of my real estate hereinafter mentioned to be devised to my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE And also from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and bequeath unto Hannah GREEN a daughter of my late daughter Hannah GREEN an annuity or yearly sum of Two pounds ten shillings to be paid to her by two half yearly payments by my said Executrixes and Executor out of my real estate hereinafter mentioned to be devised to my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE And also from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and bequeath unto Ann GREEN another daughter of my said late daughter Hannah GREEN an annuity or yearly sum of Two pounds Ten shillings to be paid to her by two half yearly payments by my said Executrixes and Executor out of my real estate hereinafter mentioned to be devised to my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and devise unto my said daughter Betty KIRK her heirs assigns for ever All that my Close of Meadow Land situate in Bugsworth aforesaid now in the occupation of the said John KIRK called the Wet Meadow and also the house and outbuildings and one garden in Bugsworth aforesaid now in the occupation of the said John KIRK Together with the Cart House Calf Cote and the Croft adjoining or behind the same Smithy Garden Cowhouse and Hayloft over the same now also in the occupation of the said John KIRK with the privilege jointly with the said Samuel WATERHOUSE of backing hay into the Barn for the better convenience of throwing the same into the hay loft over the cow house aforesaid and together also with the old Pig Stye now used by the said John KIRK And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and devise unto my said daughter Maria CRAPPER All those my four several cottages and gardens thereto situate at Leaden Knowl in Bugsworth aforesaid now in the several occupations of Samuel MELLOR; William LUTMAN; Elizabeth CREED and the said Edmund CRAPPER for and during the natural life of my said daughter Maria CRAPPER and in case she shall have issue living at her decease then to such issue and in default of issue then I give the said four last mentioned four several cottages and gardens thereto unto and equally between my said two grandchildren Ann GREEN and Hannah GREEN and their heirs for ever And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and devise unto my said daughter Sarah PORRITT and her heirs for ever All those my four several cottages and gardens thereto situate in Bugsworth aforesaid now in the several occupations of John SIMPSON; James GLOVER and Thomas GASKELL And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and devise unto my daughter the said Ellen WATERHOUSE and her heirs for ever All those my eight several closes of meadow and pasture land called the Front Meadow; The Top Field; The Plough Field; The Spring Meadow; The Dry Field and the Knowl Piece now in the occupation of the said Samuel WATERHOUSE together with the house I now live in and together also with the Cow House and Hay Loft over the same as well as the barn and Old Pig Cote and Coal Hole all now in my own occupation And also the house she now lives in with the Garden and appurtenances thereto subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable with the payment there out by my said daughter Ellen WATERHOUSE and her heirs of the said several Annuities or yearly sums hereinbefore given and bequeathed to my said daughter Betty KIRK my said daughter Maria CRAPPER and my said Granddaughters Ann GREEN and Hannah GREEN making in the whole the sum of sixteen pounds to be paid to them respectively during their natural lives respectively by half yearly payments on every the twenty fourth day of June and twenty fifth day of December The first of such payments to be made on such of the said days as shall happen next after the decease or marriage again of my said wife with power for the said Annuitants respectively  to enter upon the same closes of Land and Premises for recovery of the said annuities respectively if any when in arrear and sell and dispose of such distress as for rent in common demise And from and after the decease or marrying again of my said wife I give and devise all that my small Estate called Moor Top situate in Bugsworth aforesaid and now in the occupation of John WOOD with the Appurtenances unto and equally amongst my seven grandchildren being the children of my late daughter Mary WRIGHT and their heirs for ever And I order and direct that my small plantations and timber trees on my said real estate shall not be fallen or cut down except for needful repairs of my real estate.

And I do hereby declare and direct that the rights shares and interests in my real and personal estates hereby given devised and bequeathed to or in trust for my said Granddaughters and my said Daughters are so given devised and bequeathed to or in trust for them respectively to or for their own sole and separate use and benefit respectively free from the debts control or engagements of any present or future husband or husbands and that the receipts of my said Daughters and Granddaughters respectively for any money to be received by them respectively for or in respect of the same or any of my Trust Estates or any part thereof shall from time to time be good and effectual discharges to my said Trustees or persons paying the same notwithstanding the Coverture of my said Daughters and Granddaughters respectively And I do hereby declare that the receipts or receipt of my said Trustees or the Survivors and Survivor of them or the heirs executors administrators or assigns of such survivor for any money to be paid to them him or her under this my Will shall effectually discharge the person or persons paying the same from being answerable or accountable for any misapplication or nonapplication thereof or any part thereof And I appoint the said Betty KIRK Ellen WATERHOUSE and Samuel WHITEHEAD Executrixes and Executor of this my Will Provided always and I do hereby declare that my said Trustees and Executors and each and every of them and the heirs executors administrators and assigns of each and every of them shall be charged and chargeable respectively for such monies only as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the Trusts hereby in them reposed notwithstanding their or any of their giving or signing or joining in giving or signing any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity and anyone or more of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the others or other of them or for involuntary losses And also that it shall and may be lawful for them respectively with and out of the monies which shall come in their respective hands by virtue of the Trusts aforesaid to retain to and reimburse themselves respectively and also to allow to their respective cotrustees or cotrustee all costs damages and expenses which they or any of them shall sustain expend disburse be at or be put unto in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto and also a reasonable sum for their care and trouble respectively in and about the execution thereof And I do hereby declare that if any or either of the said Trustees herein named or any Trustee or Trustee to be appointed or hereinafter mentioned shall die or be anxious of being discharged from or refuse or become incapable to act in the trusts aforesaid then and so often the said Betty KIRK Ellen WATERHOUSE and Samuel WHITEHEAD or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor may by deed appoint any other person or persons to be a Trustee or Trustees in the stead of the Trustee or Trustees so dying or desiring to be discharged or refusing or becoming incapable to act and upon every such appointment as aforesaid the said Trust Premises then vested shall be so transferred that the same may become vested in such new Trustee or Trustees as the case may require and his or their heirs executors administrators and assigns and all and every such new Trustee or Trustees shall either before or after the said Trust Premises shall have become so vested have the same powers authorities and discretions as if he she or they had been hereinbefore appointed a Trustee or Trustees And hereby revoking all former Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made I do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said John LOWE the Testator have to this my Will set and put my hand and seal as follows that is to say my hand to the first five sheets and my hand and seal to this sixth and last sheet thereof the day and year first before written.

(John Lowe written on each sheet plus a seal on sheet 6)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John LOWE as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his sight and presence and in the sight and presence of each other at one and the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses to the due execution thereof: Wm VAUGHAN; John VAUGHAN

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Joseph LOWE of Hollinwood, Bugsworth: 1825

In the name of God Amen, I Joseph LOWE of Hollinwood within Bugsworth in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby yeoman being in health of Body and of sound mind and memory and understanding praised be God for the same do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First I will and desire that I may be decently interred and that all my just Debts and funeral expences and probate and execution of this my Will be paid and discharged out of my personal Estate, but should it be found insufficient to discharge the same and other bequests hereinafter mentioned, the deficiency to be raised from the rents and profits of the Hollinwood Estate by my Executors hereinafter named.  Then I Give devise and bequeath unto my son Samuel LOWE his Heirs and Assigns for ever.  All that Messuage Farm Lands and outbuildings with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging commonly called and known by the name of Roeside Estate - and a piece of Land called the piece lying near Stonyford Clough all which said premises are situate in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith and County of Derby aforesaid and now in the Tenure or occupation of Ralph TURNER.  Also I Give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth HEATHCOTT one Annuity or clear yearly sum of ten pounds during her Life payable and issuing out of the said farm called Roeside the same to be paid by two half yearly Payments the first of the said payments to begin either on the twenty second day of June or on the twenty seconday (sic) day of December which happens first next after my Decease.  I also Give and devise unto Samuel HANDFORD William WILLOTT and George HEATHCOTT my Executors hereinafter named their Executors Administrators and Assigns All that my Estate called Hollinwood Estate in Bugsworth aforesaid and also all my personal Estate of what nature soever and wheresoever with the rents issues and Profits of all and singular the said premises In Trust nevertheless and to the intent and purpose hereinafter mentioned that they convert all my personal Estate into money immediately after my decease (some furniture hereinafter given to my wife only excepted) and out of the money arising therefrom to pay as hereinbefore and hereinafter mentioned.  And to my wife Ann LOWE I Give and bequeath one Annuity or clear yearly sum of twenty five pounds to be paid to her at the time and in manner before stated the twenty second day of June and the twenty second day of December so long as she remains single and also a Dwellinghouse situate at the South East End of my Dwellinghouse but if she marries again my will and mind is she shall have five pounds a year payable as aforesaid which said Annuity of either twenty five pounds or five pounds shall be payable out of the rents issues and profits of my Estate called Hollinwood and the before mentioned annuity I Give to my said wife in lieu of Dower and Thirds at Common Law And also I Give to her one Bed complete one Chest and all other necessary furniture fit and convenient to furnish a Room at the discretion of my said Executors while she continues single or during her natural Life and then the same to be divided equally share and share alike amongst my Son Samuel LOWE`s Children.  Also I Give and bequeath unto my Servant Man Peter LOWE the sum of twenty pounds.  Also I Give and bequeath all my wearing Apparel unto my Brother James LOWE and my Brother Peter LOWE`s Sons to be equally divided share and share alike amongst them.

Also my will and mind is that my said Executors shall set (sic) the said Hollinwood Estate as soon after my decease as may be convenient, for the best price that can be obtained at the time to pay the said annuity Legacy and Debts should my other personal Estate and effects be insufficient And if my said wife happened to marry again, or otherwise after her decease my said Executors shall sell sell (sic) the said Hollinwood Estate and the Timber then growing thereon by Auction, and the House before given to my said wife for Life either together or separate as my said Executors shall think most condusive, for the best price or prices that may be got for the same and out of the monies to arise by such sale I Give and bequeath the sum of three hundred pounds unto Edward SHARPLEY of Ranow in the Parish of Prestbury in the County of Chester yeoman his Heirs and assigns but before the above sum be paid my said Executors must receive a Note of the sum of one hundred and ten pounds which the said Edward SHARPLEY holds against me And the rest residue and remainder of the said purchase money and effects I Give and bequeath unto the children of my Brothers and Sisters James Peter Elizabeth and Ann share and share alike.  Also my will and mind is that should my said son Samuel wish to either sell or Mortgage the said Roeside Estate my said Executors or the Survivor or Survivors of them his or their Executors shall be acquainted with the necessity of so doing, and if they find it prudent for him to either sell or Mortgage, they shall be made a party to the Deed or Deeds and no Conveyance or Mortgage shall be effectual and valid in law during the Life of my said Son, Unless my said Executors or the Survivor or Survivors of them his or their Executors be made a party to the said Conveyance or Mortgage

And further should any of my Annuitants or Legatees find fault with what I have left them in this my said Will I hereby direct that they shall be cut off with five shillings.  And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Samuel HANDFORD of Ranow aforesaid in the parish and County aforesaid yeoman William WILLOTT of the same place yeoman and George HEATHCOTT of Horridge End in the Parish of Hope and County of Derby aforesaid Cordwainer Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former and other Will and Wills by me heretofore made and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

And I do declare my will and mind is to be that they my said Executors and the Survivor or Survivors of them his or their Executors or administrators shall and will from time to time out of the Monies and premises which by virtue of this my said Will or the trusts in them reposed shall come to his or their Hand or Hands, retain and reimburse respectively all such costs charges and expences as they or any of them shall or may bear pay sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed.  And also further that any receipt or receipts given by my said Executors or any Conveyance or Conveyances Assurance or Assurances in the Law signed by them or the Survivor or Survivors of them his or their Executors shall be a good and effectual Title to all intents and purposes

In Witness whereof I the said Joseph LOWE the Testator have to three of the first sheets of this my said will set my hand and to the fourth and last sheet of the same have hereunto set my hand and seal, this tenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and Twenty four

Joseph LOWE

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Joseph LOWE as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto: Thomas GODDARD; Joseph BARNES; Joseph HADFIELD

(Joseph Lowe died Dec 1824)

On a separate sheet - Chapel en le Frith March 19 1825

Let a Probat (sic) of this Will be granted to Samuel HANDFORD William WILLOTT and George HEATHCOTT the Executors named therein they being sworn as well to a faithful discharge of their executorship as that the Personal Estate of the Testator does not amount to Two Hundred Pounds before me  Samuel GRUNDY Surrogate

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Peter LOWE of Hollinwood, Bugsworth, farmer: 1863

mentions: wife Hannah

sons John; Joseph

Witnesses: Joseph BARNES; John LOMAS 

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Samuel LOWE of Roeside, Chapel: 1848

This is the last will and testament of me Samuel LOWE of Roeside In the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith and County of Derby Yeoman.  I direct the payment of all my just debts funeral expenses and testamentary expenses out of my personal estate but if that shall prove insufficient the deficiency to be paid out of my real estate. I nominate constitute and appoint my wife Hannah and my daughters Elizabeth WILLIAMSON, Martha GODDARD, Hannah LOWE, Mary WILLIAMSON, Ann LOMAS, Rachel MIDDLETON and Leah LOWE executrixes of this my will and testament. As soon as convenient after my death I order and direct that the whole of my personal property be sold by public auction and the money arising from such sale after the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid to my said wife Hannah LOWE towards maintaining her till such time as her annuity hereinafter mentioned becomes due.  After my death I order and direct that my executrixes let the Roeside estate and Stoneyford Piece at a fair rent and keep the same in good and tenantable repair. I then give devise and bequeath to my wife Hannah out of the rents of the Roeside estate and Stoneyford Piece an annuity or clear yearly income of thirty pounds a year to be paid to her by half yearly instalments on the first day of June and the first day of December yearly And the first instalment to be due on the first of the aforesaid days which shall happen after my decease. And the remainder of the rent from the Roeside Estate and the Stoneyford Piece after the payment of the aforesaid annuity to my said wife I leave equally or share and share alike amongst the whole of my children or the children of such of them as may be dead such child or children representing their respective parent or parents only. After the death of my said wife I order and direct that my executrixes or the survivors of them sell the Roeside estate for the best price that can reasonably had or obtained and that the money arising from such sale be divided equally amongst my said daughters or the children of such of them as may be dead such children representing their respective parent only with the exception of my daughter Leah to whom I leave £250 less than to the remainder of her sisters but after the payment of £250 to each of her sisters or to their children she is then to come into an equal share with her sisters of the money arising from the sale of the Roeside estate. And after the death of my said wife in place of the £250 before mentioned I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Leah her heirs and assigns for ever one field or close of land called or known by the name of Stanniford Piece situate lying and being in Bowden Edge and now in the occupation of William JOWLE But in case my said daughter Leah dies before my said wife I order and direct that Stanniford Piece be sold by my executrixes and divided equally amongst them my surviving daughters or the children of such of them as may be dead such children representing their respective parent only.  But in case my said daughter Leah die before my said wife leaving child or children then I order and direct that such child or children take one share equal to the remainder of any one of my daughters of the money arising from the Roeside estate and the Stoneyford Piece  It is my will and mind and I order and direct that the signature of my executrixes or the survivors of them shall be sufficient to any deed or conveyance and assuring such property as has to be sold by virtue of this my will. And I order and direct that the purchaser or purchasers of such property as may have to be sold by virtue of my will shall not be answerable for the application or non application of their respective purchase money. And that the receipt of my executrixes or the survivors of them shall be sufficient discharge to such purchaser or purchasers In case any of my said daughters die before me or my said wife leaving issue I do nominate constitute and appoint Martha GODDARD and Hannah LOWE trustees to the children of such of my daughters as may be dead and I do order and direct that the said Martha GODDARD and Hannah LOWE or the survivor of them shall receive the share or shares of the children of such of my daughters as may be dead and invest the same on good and proper security and apply the interest arising therefrom for the education and bringing up of such grandchildren till they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years. And further it is my will and mind and I order and direct that as my said grandchildren attain the age of 21 years they shall respectively receive such share or shares as may fall to them by virtue of this my will and I do declare this to be my last will and testament  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in due course of law this nineteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty eight

Wit: Robert BARDSLEY; Esther BARDSLEY & William BRAMWELL

Codicil 

Whereas I Samuel LOWE of Roeside in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith and County of Derby have made and duly executed my last will and testament in writing bearing date the nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight Now I do declare this present writing to be a codicil to my said will and do direct the same to be annexed thereto and to be taken as part thereof And whereas I have at divers times advanced unto my daughter Mary WILLIAMSON the sum of twenty pounds and unto my daughter Rachel MIDDLETON the sum of thirty pounds and unto my daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMSON the sum of ten pounds now I do hereby direct that in the distribution of my property my daughters Mary WILLIAMSON, Rachel MIDDLETON and Elizabeth WILLIAMSON shall be charged with the respective sums they have had from me as is before stated in this codicil and that such sums are deducted from their respective shares And whereas I have without note or acknowledgement at various times borrowed from my daughter Leah the sum of twenty nine pounds I do hereby direct that she be repaid the said sum of twenty nine pounds for and as her just debt. And I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will in all the other particulars thereof   in witness whereof I have unto this my codicil set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.   Witnessed by Robert BARDSLEY & Joseph HIGGINBOTTOM

Note at the side about probate of the will and codicil granted to his wife and daughters previously mentioned and the fact that Samuel LOWE died on December 30th 1849

Separate probate document states that Elizabeth WILLIAMSON wife of Samuel WILLIAMSON of Kettleshulme, farmer; Martha GODDARD wife of James GODDARD of Yeardsley cum Whaley, shopkeeper; Hannah LOWE the wife of Peter LOWE of Bugsworth, farmer;  Ann LOMAS wife of John LOMAS of Chapel-en-le-Frith, shopkeeper; Rachel MIDDLETON wife of George MIDDLETON of Yeardsley cum Whaley, shopkeeper & Leah LOWE of Roeside, spinster  appeared and that the value of Samuel LOWE’s personal estate was under £200. 

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Henry MARCHINGTON of Town End, Chapel en le Frith, Gent.:1858 

Mentions: Son John and "other children".

Witnesses: John HALL; Thomas HOBSON, tailor of Town End, Chapel en le Frith

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Thomas MARCHINGTON Administration: 15th May1781

( see Rob Marchington`s website for more Marchington information http://www.marchington.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk )

Where as Thomas MARCHINGTON of the Eaves in the parish of Chapel en le Frith in the county of Derby Yeoman died on or about the seventeeth of October last parsh ? intestate leaving Rachael MARCHINGTON his Widow and Relict and two children only, that is to say Thomas MARCHINGTON of the Eaves aforesaid Yeoman and Elizabeth the wife of Wilfred CULWEN of the Parish of Chapel en le Frith aforesaid Gentleman and whereas the said Rachael MARCHINGTON have not done any act matter or thing who too ever in to or concerning the goods and chattels rights and  credits or other the n personnel estate and effects of the said late husband Thomas MARCHINGTON deceased intestate or in any intermeddled or concerned himself  thou with or with any part thereof now know all men by these presents that I the said Rachael MARCHINGTON have renounced and relinquished and by these presents do renounce and relinquish all my right and title to the administrator of the goods and Chattles rights and Credits and other the personnel estate and effects of my said late husband Thomas MARCHINGTON deceased intestate and I do hereby request and devise that administration of the said goods and Chattles rights and Credits and other the personnel /Estate and effects of my said late husband Thomas MARCHINGTON deceased  intestate may be granted to the said Thomas MARCHINGTON my son by my said late husband Thomas MARCHINGTON deceased intestate. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint William JACKSON  and Thomas BUCKERIDGE my  two and lawful proctors and either of them jointly and severally for means in my name to exhibit this my [    ] anciation and previous the  same to be duly admitted and allowed and to do all and [     ]  other acts and things requested and to be done in the premises as full and amply to all intents and purposes  as I myself might do in the premises were I personally prevent and sole hereby ratify  confirm and allow all and whatsoever my said proctors or either of them shall carefully do as cause to be done in the premises by virtue of these present in witness where of  the valid Rachael MARCHINGTON have hereunto set  set my hand and seal this fifteenth day May in the year of are lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty one 

Signed sealed and delivered/ being first duty stamp in the presence of  John BYSON

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Thomas MARCHINGTON of Eaves, Chapel en le Frith: 2 September 1833

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas MARCHINGTON of the Eaves in the parish of chapel en le frith in the county of Derby. Gentleman. I Give and devise unto my dear wife Rachael MARCHINGTON and to my son in Law John BENNETT of Stodhart Lodge in the said parish of Chapel en le frith surgeon all my freehold and leasehold messuages lands tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever with their and every of their eight members and appurtenances to hold to them the said Rachael MARCHINGTON and John BENNETT their Heirs Executors administrators and assigns  according to the nature and quality of the said estates and effects respectively to the uses upon the trusts and to and several ends intents and purpose hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) as to for and concerning all that my freehold messuage tenement or dwellinghouse with the outbuildings closes pieces or parcels of land and all other  the hereditaments  and premises thereunto adjoining or belonging  situate at and called or known by the name of the Eaves aforesaid and now in my own occupation and also all those my several freehold messuages tenements or dwellinhouse with the outbuildings Closes pieces or parcels of land and all other the Hereditaments and premises thereunto adjoining or belonging situated  at and called or known by the name of the Eaves aforesaid and now in my own occupation and also all those my several freehold messuages tenements or dwelling houses  with the gardens Croft or parcel of land and all other the Hereditaments and premises thereunto adjoining  or belonging situated at or near SANDY WAY HEAD in the said parish of Chapel en le Frith now in the several occupation of Samuel OLDHAM and others Upon Trust from a nd immediately after my decesase to permit and suffer my said wife Racheal MARCHINGTON and her assigns to have held and enjoy and to receive and take the rents and profits of my said last abovementioned freehold estates and Hereditaments for and during  the term of her natural life to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely and from and immediately after her decease Upon further Trust as to my said last abovementioned Freehold  Estates and Hereditaments and the said rents yours profits thereof to and for the sole use and benefit of the said John BENNETT and Elizabeth his wife for and during their joint natural lives and the life of the survivors or conges lives of them and from and immediately after the deceased of the survivors of them the said John BENNETT and Elizabeth his wife upon further trust as to my said last abovementioned freehold  estate and Heseditaments to and for the sole use and benefit of all and every my Grandchildren the lawful children of the said John BENNETT and Elizabeth his wife their prospective heirs and assigns fro ever to be equally divided between or amongst them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants the share and respective share of each of my said  Grandchildren to be and become vested in them him or her respectively as and when shall severally attain the age of twenty one years and the rents yours and profit  of each child respective share in the mean time to be applied in and towards his or her  respective maintenance education and support and in case any are or now of them my said Grandchildren should die without  leaving lawful heir and before his her or their respective share or shares of my said last abovementioned freehold estate and Hereditaments should be or become vested as aforesaid  them as to the share  or prospective shares of him her or them so dying to the use of the survivors and survivors of them any said Grandchildren their heirs and assigns equally to be divided between or amongst them if more than one share and share alike as tenants in common and if but one them to and for the sole use and benefit of such one of my said Grandchildren his or her heirs and assigns absolutely and to be and become vested in them his or her respectively at such time as them his or her original shares or shares of the said last abovementioned freehold estate and hereditaments would become vested as aforesaid but in case any one or more or them my said Grandchildren should die leaving lawful heir then to the said share or shares of him or her or them so dying to and for the use of such heir who shall be entitled equally as tenant  in common to such part of share of the said last abovementioned freehold estate and hereditaments which his her or their deceased parent or parents would  have been entitled to if living on their his her attaining  their  respective ages or age of twenty one years the rents yours and profit of each child respective share in the mean time to be applied in and towards their his or her respective maintenance education and support and as to for and concerning all those my several leasehold messuages tenements or dwelling houses with the outbuildings and The several  Closes pieces or parcels of land and all these Hereditaments and premises there out  adjoining and belonging situated at or called or know by the name of Sittinglow in the Parish of Chapel en le Frith aforesaid and now in the several occupation of John BRETLAND, Joseph NEEDHAM, Thomas HALLAM and John THORNHILL and all that my leasehold messuages tenements or dwelling house with the outbuildings the several Closes pieces or parcels of land and all  other the Hereditaments and premises thereunto adjoining and belonging situated at or called or know by the name of Bridgeholme Green in the parish of Glossop in the said County of Derby and now or late in the occupation of Samuel YATES and all other my real and leasehold estate whatsoever and whosesoever and not hereinbefore by me disposed of Upon Trust that they my said Trustees and survivors of them and the heirs Executors or administrators of such survivors do and  shall from and after my decease in the first place by and out of the rents youes and profits of my said leasehold estate at or near Sittinglow aforesaid pay and discharge the intrest of a certain sum of nine hundred pounds due and owing from me to the estate of my late Sister Elizabeth CLULOW deceased and subject there to  as well  as to the payment of the said principal  sum of nine hundred pounds with which I do hereby charge and make liable my said last mentioned leasehold estate at or called by the name of Sittinglow aforesaid Upon Further Trust as to my leasehold estate at or near Sittinglow and Bridgeholme Green aforesaid  and all other my said Real and Lease estate whatsoever and whosesoever to and for the sole use and benefit of the said John BENNETT and Elizabeth his wife for and during their joint natural lives and the life of their survivors as longer lives of them and from and immediately after the decease of the survivors  of them the said John BENNETT and Elizabeth his wife Upon Further Trust to and for the sole purpose use and benefit of all and every my Grandchildren the lawful children of the said John BENNETT and Elizabeth his wife their respective Heir Executors administrators  and assigns  to be equally divided between or amongst them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants the share and respective share of each of my grandchildren to be and become vested in them his or hers respectively as and when they shall severally  attain the age of twenty one years and the rents youes and profits of each Childs perspective share in the mean time to be applied in and towards his or her prospective maintenance education and support and in case any one or more of them my said Grandchildren should die without leaving lawful heir and before his her or their respective share or shares of my said last mentioned estate and Hereditments should be or become vested as aforesaid then as to the share or prospective shares of him her or there so dying to the use of the survivors and survivor of their my said Grand children their Heirs Executors administrators and assigns equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike as tenants in common and if but one them to and for the sole use and benefit of such are of my said Grand children his or her heirs executors administrators and assign absolutely and to be and become vested in them his or he respectively at such time or times as their his or her original share or share of the said abovementioned  estate and Hereditaments would become vested as aforesaid but in case any one or more of them my said Grandchildren should so die leaving lawful heirs as to the share or shares of him her or their as dying to and for the care of such heir who shall be entitled equally as tenants in common to such part or share of the said last mentioned estate and Hereditaments which his her or their deceased parent or parents would have been entitled to if living on therein his or her attaining  there respective ages of twenty one years the rents youes and profits of each child respective share in the mean time to be applied in and towards their his her respective maintenance  education and support and I do hereby Give and Bequeath unto my said wife Rachael MARCHINGTON and to my said son in law the said John BENNETT all and singular my household goods and household furniture books pictures plates linen and china  live and dead farming stock and implements of husbandry goods cattle and chattels ready money and  recruite for money debts due to me at the time of my decease whether  by simple contract or otherwise and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and whosesoever and not hereinbefore by me bequeathed or disposed of to hold to them the said Rachael MARCHINGTON and John BENNETT their Executors and administrator upon trust in the first place to pay thereout all the just debts which I shall owe on my decease (save and except the said sum of nine hundred pounds so due and owing from me to the estate of my said late sister Elizabeth CLULOW deceased and the interest thereof and which I shall hereinbefore directed to be paid as aforesaid) together with my funeral and testamentary  subject thereto and from and after payment thereof Upon Further Trust to permit and suffer my said wife Rachael MARCHINGTON to have hold and enjoy the same for and during the term of her natural life to and for her own use and benefit absolutely and from  immediately after my decease Upon Further Trust for the said John BENNETT and Elizabeth his wife them Executors administrators and assigns to and for their and each and every of their  own use and benefit absolutely and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Rachael MARCHINGTON and the said John BENNETT joint executer and executors of this my last will and testament and I do herby declare that my said trustees and executors and the survivors of them or their heirs executors  administrators of such survivors shall not be charged o chargeable with any more of the said trust  monies and premises than shall prospectively actually receive and that are of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them or for the acts receipt neglects defaults only  nor shall they or either or any of them be answerable or accountable for any misfortune [  ] or damage which may happen to the aforesaid  trust monies and premises in the execution of the aforesaid  trusts or otherwise in relation thereto unless the same shall happen by or thro their or any of their own willful neglect or default respectively and also they my said trustees and executors and the survivors of their and the heirs executors or administrators of such survivors shall and may by and out of the monies which come to their respective hands under or by virtue of the trust of this my Will retain to reimburse herself himself and themselves and allow to her  his and their Co trustee and Co trustees all costs charges and appences which they or either or any of their may respectively sustain expend or be put into in or about the executive of the trust of this Will or in anyway relating thereto and lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made  and declare this only to be my last Will and testament In Witness whereof I the said Thomas MARCHINGTON the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in four sheets of paper set my hand seal (that is to say) my hand to the three first sheets thereof and my hand and seal to this fourth and last sheet the second day of September in the year of our lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

Signed, sealed, published, and declared, by the said Thomas MARCHINGTON the testator as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereby subscribed our names, as witnesses.

Edw TONRNLY; John BRENTLAND; Edward HEATHCOTT

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Robert MARSHALL farmer & schoolmaster of Bagshaw, Chapel en le Frith: 1861

mentions: wife Fanny

Sons Michael BRAMWELL; Joseph BRAMWELL; William BRAMWELL; Henry MARSHALL

Witnesses: Thomas KIRK; Levi BENNETT; John SHATWELL

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Will of Thomas Mellor of Town End, Chapel-en-le-Frith: 1718

In the name of God amen the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and eighteen, I Thomas MELLOR of Chapel Town End in the County of Derby being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God do make & ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First of all I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God my creator hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my redeemer to be partaken of life everlasting and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of mine executors and as for such temporal estate as God hath entrusted me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth.  First I will that all my just debts owing by me be paid by mine executors out of my whole personal estate after which I give and bequeath to Helen* my loving wife the benefit of that lease I hold of Barmoor under the right hon. Lord Harley during the term of her natural life. (if the said lease so long continue) over and besides her jointure and dower and after her decease I give and bequeath the remaining term of the said lease unexpired unto my grandson Henry MELLOR. I give to my grandson James CARRINGTON the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to him when he shall attain the age of twenty years, but if he die before I give the same to my exors to be by them disposed of to such of my children as they shall see meet. Item the remainder of my personal estate I give and bequeath the same unto my daughter Ann, Elizabeth & Helen MELLOR to be divided equally amongst them share and share alike. And of  this  my last will & testament I make and ordain Helen my loving wife and my brother Henry MELLOR exors.  I do hereby revoke disanull and make void all former wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first written above.

Witnesses: Mary MIDDLETON; Ebeneezer MIDDLETON; Robert MIDDLETON         

* Helen his wife was a Martinside KYRKE

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Henry MIDDLETON, plumber & glazier of The Wash, Chapel en le Frith: 1863 mentions:

Sons Daniel; Charles; William; Nathaniel; George; Richard

Daughter Kitty or Catherine

Daughter  Mary`s children: Deborah; Phoebe; Martin; Henry and Harriet Ann BAGSHAW

House in Hathersage

Occupier John LOMAS

Lands in Chinley

Charles LINGARD Bowden Head farmer

Witnesses: Jane SPENCER; William HOWE

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Abstract of the will of John Middleton of Breck End, Chinley 1867

Will dated June 2nd 1867.  John MIDDLETON of Breck End, Chinley names his sons as Richard; Robert; John; Thomas Philip; Henry & William.   His daughters as Leah BEARD, wife of John; Grace Maria JOHNSON wife of JosephAnn GILL wife of John and Margaret MIDDLETON.

Son-in-law John GILL and grandson Joseph BEARD

Land and property situated at or near Breck End.  The Long Field. 

(Milton Croft, The Cornfield, Owler Croft and Wash Croft) in the occupation of George HADFIELD.

The Triangle  at Breck End in the occupation of Richard MIDDLETON

The Bent situated at Sittinglow in the occupation of Samuel MARCHINGTON

Probate granted May 15th 1871 to John MIDDLETON of Breck End plumber and glazier his son;  Robert MIDDLETON of 9, Portland Street, Manchester warehousman his son; John GILL of 116 South Street Longsight, Manchester warehouseman his son-in-law.

Note John MIDDLETON was married to Sarah MARCHINGTON and was the son of Richard MIDDLETON of Breck who left will dated 1804 His 13 children were.

Leah 1812; Grace Mariah 1814; Richard 1816; John1818; Ann1820; Robert 1822; William 1825; Henry 1827; Thomas Philip 1829; Margaret 1831; Norman 1834

Plus two infants who died Richard in 1809 and Grace in 1810

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Richard MIDDLETON of Brock, Chinley: 1785

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Richard MIDDLETON of Breck, Chinley: 1807

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Abstract of the will of Richard Middleton of Breck End,Chinley 1885

Richard MIDDLETON son of John MIDDLETON and Sarah MARCHINGTON

Plumber and Glazier.

Wife: Ruth formerly LONGMAN

Sons: Richard Norman MIDDLETON; Robert Norman MIDDLETON

Daughters:  Sarah Hannah Longman FORD; Mary Ann Longman SMITH

Late son John Thomas MIDDLETON

Grandson son of the late John T.  NORMAN who now resides in Marple

Other grandchildren George; Ruth; Alice & Ann MIDDLETON

Sister Margaret MIDDLETON

To his four children and his grandson Norman he leaves his BELT but they are to cast lots for it.  They are to take nothing from it, neither gold or silver, nor Diamond stone . He desires the belt be never sold nor any other of his jewellery.

The plumbing and glazing branches at Breck End and Hayfield are left to his sons Richard Norman and Robert Norman along with George and Norman his grandsons.

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Inventory of Robert MIDDLETON Brushmaker 1734/5

An Inventory of the Goods and Chattells of Robert MIDDLETON late of Manchester deceased taken this 14th day of March 1734/5

In the Chamber 

 £    s    d

1 fire grate 1s. 1 Couch chair 9s

 00  10  00

1 square fall table 10s. 1 working board 1/6

 00  11  06

1 bedstead 5/- featherbed and bolster

 02  05  00

1 quilt 7/6 2 blankets 4s

 00  11  06

3 pr sheets 9s 5 prints 1/8

 00  10  08

9 rush bottom chairs 9s 1 pr bedstocks 4/-

 00  13  00

1 rabbit down bed & 2 bolsters 9/- 2 blankets 2/- 1 coverlet 2/-

 00  13  00

1 looking glass 3/6 9doz Jappan brush stock 18/-

 01  01 06

Wearing apparel 

 02  00  00

Cash in hand and debts comes to 

 12  00  00

In the shop

80lb best bristles at 12 lb 

 04  00  00

119 second sort  £3  34 at 17/s

 03  17  00

18lb tops 6/s 12lb more tops 4/-  Weavers brushes 12

 01  02  00

3 doz shoe brushes 2/6 20 doz common brush Stocks 10

 00  12  06

Tongs & fire shovel 1/6 grate and crow 1s

 00  02  06

Hustlements

 00  10  00

Goods left unsold in Yorkshire

 00  10  00

£33 16  02

Appraised by James LOWE; Sworn by Edmd. NEILD Constable 

Letters of admin to Jane his widow and to Thomas WALKER of Stockport linen draper and Thomas WALKER of Manchester brushmaker

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Thomas MIDDLETON of Chapel en le Frith: 1780

In the name of God Amen,  I Thomas MIDDLETON of the Parish of Chapel  in  le Frith and in the countie of Derby, Grocer, being of sound mind and memory Blessed be God for it.  Do make  publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  To Wit.

First I give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth MIDDLETON The house I now live in with William SHEPLEY’s house and Will’m BARRATS house with all the buildings and premises thereunto belonging and all the household goods in my house now standing to her own use and behalf during the term of her natural life.   I likewise give and bequeath to my wife the profits and benefits of the farmhouse I now hold under Mr & Mrs WINGFIELD during the remainder of the term I have in the lease, she paying the rent charged upon it during the term.

I give and bequeath to my dear daughter Ann MIDDLETON the sum of five hundred pounds

I give and bequeath to my dear son Robert the sum of eight pounds a year to be paid him yearly and every year during the term of his natural life by two half yearly payments.    Payment to be made within 4 months after his arrival in England.

I give and bequeath to my dear son Thomas MIDDLETON all my right, title and benefit to the estate left to me by my late uncle Thomas HEGINBOTTOM situate in Droylesden in Lancashire to him his heirs and assigns for ever.

I likewise devise and bequeath to my said son Thomas MIDDLETON the house I now live in with all the buildings and premises thereunto belonging after the decease of his mother with Wm SHEPLEYs house and William BARRATs house with all the right and title to the premises I now hold in Chapel in le Frith to him his heirs and assigns forever.

And all the rest residue and remainder of my wordly goods and effects whatsoever and likewise what other rights and title I may have in expection of any estate and effects to fall to me hereafter I give devise and bequeath to my dear son Thomas MIDDLETON his heirs and assigns for ever. And I hearby nominate and appoint my dear wife executrix and my son Thomas MIDDLETON executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of October 1780.

Signed sealed and declared by the above named Thomas MIDDLETON in witness whereof  in the presence of the trestator and each other Cornelious PICKFORD; John PICKFORD; Elizabeth WILSON

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Henry MORTEN Thorneylee, Chapel en le Frith: 1866 mentions:

Wife Ann

Son Adam

Brother Adam

Brother in law Robert LOMAS of Chapel en le Frith, joiner

Witnesses: Peter KIRK; John HAWLEY of Tunstead, miller

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John MOULT of Muncks Meadowes, Chinley: 1671

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(John MOULT of Hough hill, Stockport: 1692)

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John MOULT of Chinley: 1775

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John MOULT Jun. of Chinley: 1775

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Thomas MOULT of Naze in Chinley: 1668

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(Thomas MOULT of Ould Hall, Mottram, Cheshire: 1721)

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Thomas MOULT of Lane end, Chinley: 1722

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William MOULT of Chinley: 1682

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Jane Kirk NALL of Town End Chapel en le Frith: 1871

mentions: Cousins Jane KIRK of Town End; Geo Seville KIRK; Mary JACKSON

Aunt Fanny KIRK

Late Aunt Elizabeth KIRK

Peter KIRK of Workington Cumberland

Jane HEATHCOTE of Bowden

Mary wife of Wm Bellott JACKSON of Combs

Aunt Sarah SHEPLEYS children

late grand father Henry KIRK

Rev Geo HALL Vicar of Chapel en le Frith

Mary PICKSTON of Bowden

Peter BRAMWELL Parish Clerk of Chapel en le Frith

Witnesses: Wm Henry BARLOW Accountant of Oldham; Ann YATES 

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Richard NALL, joiner & farmer of Bowden Head, Chapel en le Frith mentions:

children John and Harriet NALL

Charles LINGARD of Bowden Head

Witnesses: Joseph COOK; William LINGARD

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James OLLERENSHAW, farmer of Combs Edge: 1858

mentions:

wife Hannah

daus. Ellen , Alice

Philip HOROBIN of Fernilee

Thos WILLCOCKSON   witness

Geo HALL Surrogate authorised to Administer Oaths               Will made 1843

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William OLLIVER of Chinley: 1650/1

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Inventory of Ann PICKFORD 1749

A true inventory of all the goods cattles or chattels of Ann PICKFORD late deceased of Chapel-en-le-Frith In the County of Derby taken this 27th day of September 1749.

  £    s  d

Purse & apparel 

 01  12   06

Two pair bedstocks

 00  13  06

A press

 00  16  00

Two Chests

 00  12  00

A box and a trunk

 00  02  06

Seven chairs

 00  06  06

Glassware

 00  00  04

Cupboard

 00  10  00

Pewter

 00  13  04

Three small tables

 00  06  05

In mugs and Delftware

 03  06  03

Iron pot saucepan kettle

 00  03  00

Looking glass

 00  00  10

Fire Iron & Grate

 01  00  00

Fire shovel & tongs

 00  01  10

Brass & Iron

 00  02  00

Bedding

 03  08  06

Linen

 01  01  04

Cow

 02  10  00

Brass pan

 00  05  00

Wooden ware

 00  01  09

£17 13  01

Praised by Ebenezer PICKFORD; Edward PICKFORD;

Probate granted to James PICKFORD, chandler eldest son

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James PICKFORD of Chapel en le Frith: 1723

In the name of God Amen, I James PICKFORD of Chapel-en-le-Frith in the County of Derby Blacksmith being of sound mind and perfect memory praised be almighty God for it do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say, first I recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God, my creator hoping through the merits death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon for my sins and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my exors hereafter named.  And as touching my temporal estate as God in his mercy hath lent me I give devise and dispose thereof as followeth. First my will and mind is that all my debts & funeral charges be paid and discharged.

Item I give and bequeath unto Ann my loving wife all my lands & tenements, housing, outhousing and gardens and all the appurtenances thereto belonging lying and being within the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith & County of Derby during the term of her natural life together with all my personal estate goods debts cattle & Chattels upon condition that she bring up my younger children, James, Jane, Ebenezer, Edward and Hannah and maintain them with sufficient meat drink clothing and washing & lodging until such time as they severally attain the age of twenty one years or marry and also put forth my two sons Ebenezer and Edward when capable apprentices and after the decease of the said Ann my wife I give all my lands and housing above mentioned to James PICKFORD my eldest son and to his heirs and assigns for ever on condition nevertheless & with this proviso that he pay unto my two sons Ebenezer and Edward and to my two daughters Jane and Hannah the several sums of twenty pounds a piece within one whole year after my wife’s decease and for non payment thereof I give full power to my children above to enter upon my housing at Chapel with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and the same to hold until such times as the legacies of eighty pounds above mentioned be paid and I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving wife Ann and Matthew WALKER of Chapel-en-le-Frith aforesaid executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke disanull and make void all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of September Anno Dom 1729 

Witnessed by Philemon PICKFORD; Robert MIDDLETON; Mary PICKFORD  

Note: James b. 1713 Jane b1711 Ebenezer b 1720 Edward and Hannah b1723

Ann his wife was formerly Ann Middleton daughter of Robert

Matthew Walker was the son of Ann’s sister Mary 

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Harriet POLLARD of Chapel en le Frith spinster: 1875

mentions:

Brother John and his son Joseph

Witnesses: Tho D. GOODMAN Solr. Chapel en le Frith; Jas S PARTINGTON his articled Clerk, made 1868

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Edmund POTTS of Bolt Edge, Chapel en le Frith, yeoman: 1877

mentions: Wife Mary

Dau Frances otherwise Fanny POTTS

Bro in law John LOMAS

Farms at Bolt Edge, Peasleys, Gisbourne Topps

Property at Brown Edge, Fairfield

Witnesses: Samuel HADFIELD; Thomas BROOKES  made 1875

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Elizabeth POTTS of Dove Holes, spinster: 1888

Made 24 Sep 1880       Died 23 Aug 1888       Probate granted 30 Oct 1888 at Derby

Mentioned the will of her father (known to be Henry POTTS, but his name is not specified in the will)

Beneficiaries:

brothers Samuel POTTS (it is known that this Samuel Yates POTTS emigrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney on 1 Feb 1841); Lawrence POTTS; Henry POTTS

sisters Mary Ann VERNON (known to have married Joseph VERNON); Sarah MARCHINGTON of Cross Cottages Dove Holes (known to have married Samuel MARCHINGTON)

nieces Frances Hannah POTTS (daughter of brother Lawrence POTTS); Frances BROUGH (brother John POTTS married Elizabeth NADIN whose daughter, Frances married John BROUGH); Hannah HALL (sister Mary Ann who married Joseph VERNON had dau Hannah who married Jonathan Rollinson HALL)

nephew, James Henry POTTS (son of brother Henry POTTS)

Executors: Peter BRAMWELL, Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Clerk; brother, Lawrence POTTS; nephew, James Henry POTTS (son of  brother Henry POTTS and his wife Sarah nee WARD)

Witnesses: Alice DUKE of Dove Holes; Levi BENNETT of Dove Holes

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Henry POTTS of Chapel en le Frith, farmer: 1864

mentions: Sons William; John; Samuel

Dau Sarah POTTS

Property at Wormhill

Property bought from Thomas Guy GISBORNE

Witnesses: Norman BENNETT of Chapel en le Frith, Gent.; Charles J BENNETT of Chapel en le Frith

made 1858

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John RIGHTON, corn dealer of Chapel en le Frith: 1858

mentions: Wife Elizabeth 

Son Job Cassie RIGHTON

Brother Job

Brother Job Cassie

Witnesses: W MAWDSLEY of Southport; R.W.BAMFORD

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Job RIGHTON, corn dealer of Chapel en le Frith: 1865 mentions: 

Newphew (sic) William RIGHTON, draper of Manchester

John Thomas grocer (neph?)

Robert RIGHTON of Manchester

Edward RIGHTON of Chapel en le Frith

"Roe Buck Inn"

John HIBBERTS house

William HIBBERTS macanicks shop

Samuel RIGHTON

Brother John`s lawful children: Job Castle RIGHTON; Mary RIGHTON; William RIGHTON; John Thomas RIGHTON; Robert RIGHTON; Edward RIGHTON; James RIGHTON; Jane RIGHTON; Samuel RIGHTON

Mary QUALE dau of my late brother William

Sharlott CLARKE dau of my late brother William of Liverpool

Henry HOPE son of my late sister Mary Castle HOPE of  Manchester

John FORDS wife Ellin

Elizabeth RIGHTON widow

Witnesses: Peter BRAMWELL, Chapel en le Frith National Schoolteacher; John CAMERON 

George HALL Surrogate

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Richard SLACK of Chapel en le Frith: 1556

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Godfrey SLACKE Glossop (Brownsyde): 1592

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Nicholas SLACKE of Brownsyde: 1625

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Thomas SLACKE of Slacke Hall: 1878

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William SLACKE of Brownsyde: 1593

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William SLACKE of Brownesyde: 1640/1

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Abstract of the will of Mary STEELE, nee Frith: 1785

Mary STEELE, daughter of Mr FRITH of Bagshaw Hall and his wife Joan nee KYRKE

First she leaves the messuage, farm &  tenement at Lyme Handley held on a lease of three lives under Peter LEIGH of Lyme.  (this was left to her mother Joan FRITH nee KYRKE  by her grandfather Henry KYRKE of Martinside by his will dated 1704.)   Left to Thomas BELLOTT son of Anthony BELLOTT of Ollerenshaw.  Thomas paying £80 to his brother and sister when they reach the age of 21.

Whereas her late father in his last will did give her permission to leave the sum of £400 out of his personal effects amongst her mothers relations and the remainder of his personal estate when legacies had been paid amongst his own relations which sum now totals £850 together with her own personal estate she leaves to the following persons.  £100

Samuel FRITH of Bank Hall

John FRITH and Martha WEBSTER wife of ? WEBSTER of Chesterfield; Miss Hannah FRITH; brother and sisters of Samuel FRITH above mentioned.

Also to Samuel a further £20 towards the upkeep of his nephew Richard this sum to be paid to Richard when he reaches 21.

To Robert NEEDHAM; Elias NEEDHAM; William NEEDHAM and Jasper NEEDHAM sons of Mrs. NEEDHAM of Perryfoot £120.

To Robert NEEDHAM; Grace NEEDHAM; Martha NEEDHAM; Hannah NEEDHAM; Margaret NEEDHAM; Elizabeth NEEDHAM and Mary NEEDHAM son and daughters of Robert NEEDHAM of Rowdale £170.

Also to Hannah NEEDHAM daughter of this same Robert and her Goddaughter a further sum of £20 when she reaches 21 years.

To Elias; Robert; Samuel; Hannah and John NEEDHAM children of Hannah of Hargate Wall £120

To Samuel NEEDHAM of Rushop £30

To Hannah; John; Mary; Sarah and Martha CHAMPION son and daughters of John CHAMPION of Edale £160  Also to Mary CHAMPION above her Goddaughter £20 at 21 years.

To John; Sarah and Martha WEBSTER children of the late Samuel WEBSTER of Tunstead  £120

To Thomas BOWDEN son of Thomas BOWDEN of Laneside £30; to John and George BOWDEN brothers of Thomas £10 each

£120 to be put out to interest and paid to Martha DALTON

To Richard KIRK; Henry KIRK and Arnold KIRK £100 between them

£120 to Ann SHIRT ( formerly BARBER and neeKIRK daughter of Arnold of M.Side) To her childen William BARBER; Ellen BRUSBY and Ann NALL £120

£100 out to interest for Ann YATES and after her death to Henry YATES; Ann BRIERLY son and daughter of Ann YATES and to Benjamin YATES and Mary YATES grandson and granddaughter to Ann YATES

To Margaret KIRK of Martinside £100

£100 put out to interest for Leah MIDDLETON after her death to her children Richard; Thomas and William MIDDLETON and Margaret NALL.

To John WHITE of Chesterfield £60

To Samuel; Ann and Margaret BIRCH £100

To the school at Bowden Head £20 for teaching girls knitting and sewing

To her old servant George GREEN £5

To every other servant living with her at Bagshaw when she died £2. 2s.

To the maidservants one shilling

Exors. Samuel NEEDHAM of Rushop; Robert NEEDHAM of Perryfoot; Anthony BELLOTT of Ollerenshaw

A footnote says that Robert NEEDHAM owes her £200 and this she leaves to her late husbands relatives - GANDY; TIPPING; GUEST; WALKDEN 

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Joseph SWINDELLS of Tythe Barn, Bugsworth, farmer: 1875 

mentions: wife Sarah

Son Joseph

Thomas SWINDELLS of Whitehough

Witnesses: William BROADHURST; Peter BRAMWELL of Chapel en le Frith

made 1872

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Will of Edward Vernon: 1794

In the name of God Amen I Edward VERNON late of Smalldale in the liberty of Peak Forest, but now of Eaves in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith and County of Derby yeoman being far advanced in years but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God in whom I trust to be saved and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors herein after named and as touching such worldly goods and enjoyment as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose of the same as follows.  First I give devise and bequeath unto my two Granddaughters Elizabeth and Maria DAVENPORT all that my estate lying and being in Chinley in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby and commonly called or known by the name of Southhead and now in the tenure holding or occupation of William BROADHURST together with all and singular woods ways lanes and passages heraditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining unto my said two granddaughters Elizabeth and Maria DAVENPORT equally between them share and share alike and to their heirs for ever when they shall attain the age of twenty one years.  And during the time of their minority the rents and profits arising from the said estate shall be for their maintenance and it is my will and mind that the said estate shall not be sold or disposed of without the mutual consent of each other But if it happeneth that either of them die leaving no issue then I give and bequeath the said estate unto the survivor and her heirs for ever on condition that she pay or cause to be paid unto my daughter Mary KIRK the sum of one hundred pounds at the expiration of one year after the death of her sister and in case they both die leaving no issue then I give and bequeath one half of the said estate unto my daughter Mary KIRK for all her uses and purposes and the other half I give to my Granddaughters being daughters of my said daughter Mary KIRK by her present husband Henry KIRK equally amongst them share and share alike to them and their heirs for ever But if my daughter Mary KIRK should die before my Granddaughters Elizabeth and Maria DAVENPORT and both my said granddaughters Elizabeth and Maria DAVENPORT should afterwards die and leaving no issue then half of the estate before mentioned and intended to be given to my daughter Mary KIRK shall be equally divided amongst all my surviving grandchildren share and share alike and if any of them should die leaving no issue then the share of the deceased shall be equally divided amongst the survivors   Also I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Henry KIRK all those fields or closes of feefarm land commonly called or known by the name of Smalldale Parts lying and being in the liberty of Wormhill in the County of Derby together with all the heraditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging and all my right title and interest therein and also the privilege of a farm situated at Smalldale in the liberty of Peak Forest aforesaid and rented under His Grace the Duke of Devonshire and likewise all my personal estate upon the following condition that is to say that after paying all my just debts and funeral expenses and charges he shall pay unto my daughter Mary KIRK the sum of one hundred pound at the expiration of one year after my decease and also the sum of eight hundred pounds to be equally divided amongst my grandchildren which are the children of the aforesaid Henry KIRK by his present wife the oldest son being excepted and the before mentioned legacies shall be paid them as they respectively attain the age of twenty one years and if any of them happen to die leaving no issue then the share of the deceased shall be equally divided amongst the survivors but in case they should all die without issue then one half of the before mentioned eight hundred pounds shall be given unto my grandson being a son of my daughter Mary by her present husband and the other half shall be equally divided between my aforementioned granddaughter Elizabeth and Maria DAVENPORT but if my daughter happen to have more than sons than one by her present husband then the said sum of eight hundred pounds shall be equally divided amongst all my surviving grandchildren share and share alike but in case they all die leaving no issue then I give unto my son-in-law Henry KIRK and Mary his wife the before named sum of eight hundred pounds and also all my real and personal estate and after his death and the death of his present wife unto the representatives of my brother Francis VERNON and my sister Hannah HOULDGATE to be equally divided amongst them except for the sum of four hundred pounds which shall be equally divided amongst the representatives of William BROADHURST and lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my before named son-in-law Henry KIRK, & Joseph HOULDGATE of Manchester executors hereof hereby revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the first day of July in the thirty fourth reign of his present Majesty King George the Third over Great Britain and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and ninety four.

Witnessed by: William MELLOR; Thomas HALLAM; Hannah ALSOP

Probate granted Chapel-en-le-Frith June 14th 1795  To Henry KIRK 

* The eldest daughter of Henry Kirk and Mary of Eaves was named Mary born 1750 and she married William Barber son of Anne Kirk of Martinside and her husband Thomas Barber.    William mentioned in the will of Henry of Martinside 1779 and his widow Margaret

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John VERNON of Combs, Chapel en le Frith: 4 Dec 1843

I John VERNON of Haylee within Combs Edge in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith in the County of Derby, Yeoman, declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I bequeath to my dear wife Ellen VERNON the whole of my household goods plate china linen and furniture and also my farming implements and utensils in husbandry. Also any money which at the time of my decease may be lodged in the Savings Bank at Chapel-en-le-Frith aforesaid and standing in the Bank Books either in my own name or in the name of my said wife and also the sum of twenty pounds to and for her own absolute use. All the residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects of what nature or kindsoever and wheresoever being I give and bequeath unto my friend Edward POTTS of Upper end within Wormhill in the said County, Farmer, and Joseph WAINWRIGHT of Tunstead within Wormhill aforesaid Farmer their executors, administrators and assigns Upon trust to collect and convert the same into money and do and shall thereout pay my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and subject thereto to place the same out at Interest upon good security and pay and apply the yearly interest and annual produce thereof to or otherwise permit the same to be received by my said wife during her life to or for her own use and after the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath the same trust monies unto and equally among all and every the children of my late Sister Hannah BENNETT deceased wife of John BENNETT late of Fernilee in the said County, Yeoman, also deceased who shall be living at the time of my said Wife’s decease and to the issue of such of them as shall be then dead leaving issue equally share and share alike (except John BENNETT the eldest Son of my said Sister and his issue) such issue of her other children nevertheless to have and take the part and share on which his her or their parent or parents would if living have been entitled to I devise all mortgaged and trust estates which may be vested in me unto the said Edward POTTS and Joseph WAINWRIGHT their heir executors, administrators and assigns subject to and upon the equities and trusts affecting the same I nominate and appoint the said Edward POTTS and Joseph WAINWRIGHT Executors of this Will. And I declare that the receipt and receipts of my said trustees and Executors and each of them their and each of their heir executors, administrators or assigns for any sum or sums of money payable to them or him under or by virtue of this my Will shall be sufficient discharge for so much money as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed and acknowledged to be received. And also that my said trustees and Executors shall not be answerable the one for the other or for the acts deeds or defaults of the other of them nor for the insufficiency or deficiency of any security nor for involuntary loss nor for money received under receipts in which they shall join only for conformity and that they and each of them shall and may reimburse themselves and himself out of the said trust monies or out of any monies that may come to their hands by virtue of this my Will all costs, charges and expenses to be incurred by them in the execution of the trusts aforesaid or in anywise in relation to this my Will together with a reasonable allowance for journies, loss of time and trouble in or about the same. In Witness whereof I the said John VERNON the testator have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my hand the eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.

John VERNON

Signed by the within named John VERNON the testator in the presence of us who were present at the same time and who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

Maria HANKINSON; Willm PASS

This is a Codicil to be added to and taken as part of the last Will and Testament of me the above named John VERNON bearing date the eighteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty three. In addition to the several bequests to and in favour of my Wife Ellen VERNON contained in the above written Will I hereby bequeath to her the further sum of forty pounds. And in all other respects I do hereby ratify and confirm my said Will. In witness whereof I the said John VERNON the testator have to this Codicil set and subscribed my hand this fourth day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.

John VERNON

Signed by the within named John VERNON the testator as a Codicil to the within written Will in the presence of us who were present at the same time and who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

Alfred WHITLOW; Willm PASS

Folio 10

Proved on the 18th July 1860 by the oaths of Edward POTTS and Joseph WAINWRIGHT the Executors named in the Will having been first sworn duly to administer.

Effects under 600£

Probate Extd by Chas GRESLEY, Solr, Lichfield

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Edward WARD of Glossop: 1594

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George WARD of Brownside: 1706

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George WARD of Brownside: 1752

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George WATERHOUSE 1558

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Will of John Waterhouse Of Hayfield: 1704

Husband to Margaret Kyrke of Martinside

In the name of God Amen I John WATERHOUSE of Heafield in the County of Derby Yeoman do ordain and make this my last will and testament as follows. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Margaret my loving wife as an (ad ?missing) to her jointure that messuage & parcel of land which I purchased lately of Guy ROLLINSON of Hygate called by the names of the botham, the doobank & the roode which she is to enjoy whilst continuing in my name & no longer & twenty pounds in money which if she please she may have what sort of goods pleaseth ( missing) 

Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Ann (if it please the almighty to give me a son born in due time after my decease) four hundred pounds and an hundred pounds more to be given to her by such son  but if it please the almighty to give me another daughter then my will and mind is that after all my due debts and funeral expenses be discharged my two daughters shall have the rest of my estate divided betwixt them and after my wife’s decease her jointure also.   Item I give unto my honoured father ten pounds & also a competent maintenance during his life & a decent interment at his death. Item I give unto my brother Benjamin twenty pounds being the remainder of four score pounds which I promised him & lastly I make and appoint my brothers in law Arnold KYRKE & Thomas KYRKE executors of this my last will and testament hoping they will faithfully dis( missing)  the trust reposed in them, In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the thirteenth day of April 1704 .

Witnessed by hannah BOYER; Henry Kyrke     

  Inventory of John WATERHOUSE of Hayfield

A true and perfect inventory of all the goods cattels and chattels belonging to John WATERHOUSE of Hayfield late deceased which was taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed upon the twenty sixth day of April Anno Dom 1704

Imprimis His purse and apparel 

005  00  00

Item money owing upon specialty

551  13  00

Item money owing without specialty

040  00  00

Item In beasts & horses

063  01  00

Item  in sheep

092  11  00

Item  in husbandry wares

009  07  00

Item  in household goods in all the rooms

078  12  04

 Item  in hustlements

000  05  00

 Summa totalis 

840  09  00

 Thomas MELLOR; William CARRINGTON

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Will of Margaret Waterhouse nee Kyrke: 1767

In the name of God Amen I Margaret WATERHOUSE of Slack Hall in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith and County of Derby widow being something indisposed as to my bodily health but of sound and disposing memory praised be God for it . For the preventing of lawsuits and differences amongst my children, my relations and friends at after my decease do make and declare this my last and testament in manner and form following.  First I recommend my soul into the hands of God and my saviour Jesus Christ in hopes of a joyful resurrection my body I also recommend to a decent interment according to the discretion of my executors hereafter named.  And as touching the disposition of such worldly estate and effects as it hath pleased God of his goodness to bestow upon me and bless me with I dispose of the same as follows. 

That is to say my will and mind is that my executors hereafter named shall pay and discharge all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of probate of this my last will and testament together with all reasonable charges and expenses that my exors. Hereafter named shall pay or lay out in executing and fulfilling the trust of their executorship out of my personal estate. 

Item. I give to my daughter Anne SLACK my chest during her natural life and after my said daughter Anne SLACK’s death I give my said chest to my granddaughter Margaret BIRCH

Item I give all the remainder of my household goods and furniture together with all my clothes wearing apparel beds and bedding with all my linens and books to my two daughters Anne SLACK and Mary WHITE to be equally divided between them share and share alike. (reserving power to my execs hereafter named for them to sell and dispose of so many of my household goods and furniture beds and bedding as shall make up the deficiency if any there be of my ready money paying my funeral expenses and charges of the probate of this my last will and the expenses which my execs. Hereafter named shall be put unto concerning the same.  Item my will and mind is and I do hereby order and direct that my exors. Hereafter named shall receive take and have all the remainder of money that is justly due and owing to me from any person or persons whatsoever upon bond or bonds note or notes or by book debts or by any other ways whatsoever all which remainder of my said money my will and mind is and I do hereby order and direct that my exors. Hereafter named shall pay and dispose of the same in manner and form following.  That is to say my will and mind is that my exors. Shall pay unto my two daughters Anne SLACK and Mary WHITE all the interest or income that shall arise accrue or become due for the remainder of the said money yearly which interest is to be paid to them yearly during their natural life and lives and to be equally divided between them share and share alike But if it shall happen that my daughter Anne SLACK shall died and not leave any child or children lawfully begotten on her body and that shall be living at the time of her death I give such share or moiety of the remainder of my said money as was given to my daughter Anne SLACK for her life to my grandson John WHITE He my said grandson John WHITE paying unto my granddaughter Margaret BIRCH the clear yearly sum of one pound and eight shillings of good and lawful money of Great Britain during her natural life out of such share or moiety of the remainder as was given to my daughter Anne SLACK for her life. And if it happen that my granddaughter Margaret BIRCH shall leave one or more children lawfully begotten on her body at the time of her death and that such child or children shall live to attain the age or ages of twenty one years my will and mind is and I do hereby order and direct that my said grandson John WHITE shall give to and amongst such of my said granddaughter Margaret BIRCH her children the sum of thirty five pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain and to be paid to such child or children as they shall separately attain the age or ages of twenty one years share and share alike out of such remainder of my money as my daughter Anne Slack received the interest of one moiety of during her life BUT if it shall happen that my granddaughter Margaret BIRCH shall die and not leave any child or children lawfully begotten on her body which shall attain the age of twenty one years my will and mind is and I do hereby give the above mentioned thirty pounds to my grandson John WHITE to be disposed of to and amongst his children as they shall attain the age and ages of twenty one years share and share alike. And as for and concerning the disposition of the other share or moiety of the remainder of my money herein before given to my daughter Mary WHITE for her life after Mary WHITEs death I give such share or moiety of the remainder of my money as was given to my daughter Mary WHITE to receive the interest of for her life. And if is shall happen that my granddaughter Margaret BIRCH shall die and leave one or more child or children lawfully begotten on her body living at the time of her death and that such child or children shall live to attain the age of twenty one years my will and mind is and I do hereby order and direct that my said grandson John WHITE shall give to and amongst such of my granddaughter Margaret BIRCH her children the sum of thirty five pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain and to be paid to such child or children as it or they shall attain the age of twenty one years share and share alike out of such remainder of my money as my daughter Mary WHITE received the interest of one moiety during her natural life BUT if my granddaughter Margaret BIRCH shall happen to die and not leave any child or children lawfully begotten on her body which shall attain the age of twenty one years my will and mind is and I do hereby give the above mentioned thirty five pounds to my grandson John WHITE to be disposed of by him to and amongst his children as they shall attain the age of twenty one years share and share alike. ITEM as for all the rest residue and remainder of my money which is not herein before by me given and disposed of I give it all to my grandson John WHITE to be disposed of by him to an amongst his children as they shall attain the age and ages of twenty one years share and share alike. Item my further will and mind is and I do hereby order and direct that if any of my relations or legatees herein before mentioned shall be discontented or uneasy with the provision by me made for her or them and shall raise or commence any law suit action or actions as law against my executor or executors or one legatee against another legatee that in every such case or cases all and every such legatee or legatees who shall prove so litigious or troublesome shall thereby forfeit and lose all of her or his share and shares of all my said money goods and effects and personally hereby before by me given and bequeathed to her or him or them respectively and in lieu thereof shall have one shilling a piece out of it and no more.  And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my grandson John WHITE, my nephew Henry KYRKE of Martinside and my nephew Peter STEEL of Bagshawe (otherwise Silk Hill) executors of this my last will and testament hoping they will faithfully perform the trust which I do hereby repose in them And I do hereby revoke and utterly make void all former and other will or wills testament and testaments by me heretofore made and I have hereunto put my hand and seal this second day of January one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven

Witnessed by Anne HOWE; John DEAN; Grace SHALLCROSS

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