Wills of Glossop and District Families


 My thanks to Allen Peterson, for allowing me to add most of these wills.  Thanks also to Mike Brown for the Cooper wills & to Karen Fraser & Rob Marchington for the Marchington ones - and to Harriet Garfitt for George Roberts of 1804.  Most of the testators were residents of Glossop parish which included Chinley; Hayfield; Mellor & New Mills.  However some lived in Chapel en le Frith parish & a few across the border in Cheshire.

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  Elizabeth ANDREW of Aspinshaw: 1 May 1685

In the name of God Amen the ffirst day of April Ano Dom 1684, I Elizabeth ANDREW of Aspinshaw in the Parish of Glossop & County of Derby widdow being weak in body but of pfect mind & memory Praysed be given to God for the same Doe ordayne & make this my Last Will & Testament in writeing in maner & fform following And ffirst principally I Comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing & [     ] Beleiveing through the Merrits of Jesus Christ my Alone Saviour and Redeemer to obtaine ffree pardon of all my sines and to be make ptaker of Life everlasting And my body I comitt to the Earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried att the discreton of my Executor hereafter named And as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord in mercy has Intrusted me withall my Will & minde is That my du[    ] (me of shall [        ] to mee any at the tyme of my Death) and funeral Expenses shall be ffirst satisfyed & payed out of my whole Estate Item I Give & bequeath unto Elizabeth GREENSMITH of M[     ]tsow and Ellen HIGGINBOTHAM of Marple bridge both in the County of Derby my Neeces the sume of Ten Shillings equally to be devided between them Item I Give and bequeath [unto] [      ] or yearly sume of ffive shillings of Lawfull money of England unto Jane BOWDEN my sister to be yearly paid by my Executor out of the Increase or Improvement of such moneyes as I shall hereby leave to be Imployed by him untill Andrew BUCKLEY my Grandchild shall attain the age of One & twenty yeares if she soe long Live Item I Give & Bequeath unto Edmund BUCKLEY my son in law the sume of Ten pounds of Lawfull money of England upon such Condition & Limitacon as shall be hereafter in this my Will expressed Item whereas the sd Edmund BUCKLEY [  ]ands now Indebted unto me in the sume of fforty pounds, my Will & mind is concerning the same, And I doe Give & bequeath the sd fforty pounds unto Joan ANDREW my Daughter & unto Andrew BUCKLEY my Grandchild & to the survivour of them, To be pd unto them & the survivour of them when the sd Andrew BUCKLEY shall attain the age of one & twenty yeares, and in case of the death of the sd Joan & Andrew within the tyme before Lymited for payment of the same, I give the sd forty poundes unto the [      ] heyres of Ellen BUCKLEY my Daughter.  Item I Give and Bequeath unto Ellen BUCKLEY my Daughter the sume of Twenty poundes of Lawfull money of England to be In[       ] my Executor & pay him to be disposed of and sayd to such pson & psons as the sd Ellen shall Appoynt & direct, And if the said Edmund BUCKLEY shall [    ] or [   ] my Executor [   ] [   ] for the sd Twenty pounds or about any other matter contrary to the true ex[  ]ercon of my Will That then all such Gifte or Legacyes as are hereby given unto him [    ] be utterly void Item I Give & bequeath unto such younger child or Children as shall hereafter be Lawfully begotten upon the body of Ellen my sd daughter the sume of fforty poundes of Lawfull money equally Amongst them, and to be [   ] by my Executor when he or they shall Attaine the age of one and Twenty yeares Respectively or [    ] [     ] in marriage whether shall sooner happen and in case of default of such Issue I give and bequeath the sd fortye poundes unto the sd Joan ANDREW & Andrew BUCKLEY the survivour of them And case of the death of the sd Joan ANDREW then to Ellen BUCKLEY p[  ] her right heyres forever  Item I Give and bequeath unto Edmund POTT of Kettlesome in ye County of Chester my Brother the sume of ffive pounds of Lawfull money of England Item all the Rest & Residue of my Goodes Creditts & Chattels not herein before disposed of of what nature and or Quality soever I Give unto Joan ANDREW & Andrew BUCKLEY to ye survivour of them Willing my Executor to Allow unto my Daughter Ellen BUCKLEY my will & mind is that my Executor shall Allow unto the sd Joan ANDREW & Andrew BUCKLEY such yearly [      ] for Apparell or other necessaryes untill the tyme Afforesd (out of the afforesd Legacyes given to them) as he in his discrecon shall thinke fitt.  And Lastly I doe hereby constitute ordayne Appoynt the sd Edmund POTT of Kettlesome my Brother the sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament not doubting but he will faithfully pforme the same and I doe hereby revoke & make void all other wills by me made, And doe declare this to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I hereunto subscribed my hand & seal the day & year ffirst above written

Elizabeth ANDREW

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John ANDREW of Aspinshaw: 20 September 1681

In the name of God Amen: The Twenty Seventh day of June In the year of o: Lord One Thousand Six hundred Eightie & one  I John ANDREW of Aspinshaw within the County of Derby yeomd: Beinge weake in body, But of Sound & perfect Memory praise be given to God for ye same doe ordaine & make this my Last will & Testament in maner & fforme ffollowing ffirst And principally I Comend my Soul into ye handes of Almighty God my Creator Assuredly Beleiving  (sic) That I shall Receive full pardon And Remission of all my Sinne And be saved In and Thorough (sic) the pcious death & Merritts of my Blessed Saviour & Redeemer Christ Jesus And my Body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in such Decent & Christian Maner as to my Executors hereafter named shall be thought meet & Convenient.  And as Touchinge such Worldly Estate as the Lord in Mercy has Lent me My will & Mind is the same shall be Imployed And Bestowed as hereafter by this my Will & Testament is declared Expressed & Sett down And ffirst my Will & mind is (that my due Debts In case I shall happen to owe any att the time of my Death) And ffunerall Charges shall be discharged out of my whole Estate.  Item I Give And Bequeath unto Edmund BUCKLEY my son in law the sume of Tenn pounds of Lawfull English money, And my my (sic) will & Mind is that what monyes the said Edmund BUCKLEY shall owe unto me att the time of my death shall be payed unto my Executor without Allowing any Interest for the same.  Item I Give & Bequeath unto Ellen BUCKLEY my Daughter the sume of Tenn pounds of Like Lawful English money.  Item I Give & Bequeath unto Willm ANDREW of Chinley my Nephew the sume of ffifteen pounds of Lawfull English money with all such Interest as he shall owe unto me at the Time of my death.  Item I doe Give & Bequeath unto William BRADBURY Thomas BRADBURY & Robrt BRADBURY my Nephews the sume of ffifteen pounds of Lawfull English money equally to be devided (sic) Amongst them.  Itm I doe Give & Bequeath unto Mary MOSSLEY my Neece (sic) the summ of Tenn shillings Item I doo Give & Bequeath unto Robert DOGE & Margarett DOGE (Children of Robert DOGE of Marple in ye County of Cheshire the sume of one pound of Lawfull English money Equally to be devided Between them.  Item I doe give & Bequeath unto John POTTER the sume of ffive shillings.  Item I doe Give & Bequeath unto such Manservant as shall Live with me att ye time of my death the sume of ffouer (sic) Shillings.  Item My will & Mind is And I doe Give & Bequeath unto all such poor people as shall come to my ffunerall being Inhabitants with ye pish of Glossop to every on three pence to be Distributed to them the same day att Lower Cliffe by ye Appoyntment of my Executor.  Item I doe Give & Bequeath unto the poor of the Chappell in le frith the sume of one pound & Tenn shillings to be distributed Amongst them in their owne pish. Item I doe Give & Bequeath unto ye poor of Disley the sume of Tenn shillings.  And the poor people within Wealey & Wockerley the sume of Tenn Shillings to be distributed unto them within their Respective Liberties.  Itm my will & mind is that all such psons as shall come to my ffunerall at the Invitacon of my ffriends shall have sufficient of Bread Cheese & Ale Itm my Will & minde is & I doe hereby Give & Bequeath unto Elizabeth ANDREW my Loveing wife all ye Rest & Residue of my whole psonall Estate not herein fformerly Given.  And I doe hereby Constitute ordaine & Appoynt Edmund [POTT] of Kettlesome the sole Executor of this my Last will & Testament hopeing he will take cause to full fill the same According to my will & mind.  And Lastly I doe hereby frustrate & make void all former Will by me made And doe declare this to be my Last will & Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand & seal the day & year first above written. 

The marke of John ANDREW

Sealed Sygned published & declared to be my Last willl & Testatment In psence [      ]: that the words Edmund POTT of Kettleshome were Interlined be fore the sealing & publishing here of

Samuel MARRIOTT; John MARRIOTT; John WATERHOUSE

A True And pfect Inventory of All And singular ye Goodes Creditts & Chattels of John ANDREW Late of Aspinshaw within ye County of Derby yeom Deceased.  Appraised by Willm CARRINGTON Robrt SLACK Edm BUCKLEY & Willm GASKILL the sixteenth day of August Anno Domini 1681

(Inventory not transcribed) Valued @ £231- 75 - 0

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Ralph ANDREW of Chinley: 2 May 1667

In the name of God amen the Sixteenth day of November in the [Thirtieth] yeare of the Raign of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scottland ffrance and Ireland king defender of the faith [  ] Ano Dom 1666 I Raph ANDREW of Chinley in the County of Darbie yeoman being in good remembrance praysed be god for it but not knowing how soone the Lord may call for mee our this world do therefore ordaine make this my last will and Testament in manner as followeth ffirst I Committ my soule into the hands and keep of allmightie god my pros[    ] & redeemer trusting & beleeveing that by the Mercie of Jesus Christ to have all my sines p[      ] & forgiven and my body to be buried in the Chappell of Heafeild & for that goods it has pleased the Lord to leave mee I give them as followeth: ffirst it is my will and mynd that my debts and funerall expenses be payd out of my whole goods and secondly I give a charge to my heire & to them which shall come after him & to whom it may Concerne that whereas James BOWDEN of Whetsone in the pish of Tidswell hath delivered Two wrytinges to mee before Edward LINGARD and Thomas LOWE and saith that I may have them [   ] did concerne mee one but Thomas BOWDEN of Coatebank  & myselfe & that hee did thinke that his ffather did soe grant trust & confidence in my in my ffather and Thomas BOWDEN of Coatebank & that the were the onely Purchasers of that land wch was ffrancis CLAYTONs and his mothers of Staynds Lying in Whetstone but I doe hereby beryly beleeve & think that it was intended for the Maintenance of Margarett CLAYTON wyfe of William CLAYTON & daughter to John BOWDEN and her Children Therefore I leave and Charge my heire & to whence it may Concerne soe long as the world shall last that noo one shall make any Clayme or tythe to any of that Land as their owne right nor give any libertie either for setting or selling nor delivering the wrytings to  any one but that it may remaine to be a[     ] t[       ] for Margarett CLAYTONs Children and her posteritie from generation to generation soe long as the world shall Last It I give & bequeath to my sonne William ANDREW all my Lands & housing in Chinley Except my wyfe third pte formerly sett forth for her Joynture during her life And alsoe it is my will and mynd that Elizabeth my wyfe shall have the Using & governing of all my goods for the use and benefitt of my Three yonger Children untill my sonne William come to the age of one and Twentie yeares but if shee Marrie then shee is to have noe more of my goods but Two kyne and Twentie sheepe It I doe give and bequeath unto William ANDREW my sonne all my Husbandry ware such as men doe use to worke withall att such tyme as hee shall Marrie or keepe house Allsoe it is my will and mynd that Elizabeth ANDREW my wyfe shall have all my Land in Chinley for the preferment of all my Childrens keeping they doing her worke untill the said William my sonne come to the age of Twentie and one yeares keeping her selfe unmarried but if she Marrie then noe more but as is given to her before Ite I give and bequeath to William ANDREW my sonne the Bed[      ] [        ] to them and the grate Coffer att the Bed foote and the coffer [       ] the [                ] are kept m[       ] att the grater Table in the house and the fyre yron.  Ite I give to John ANDREW & Raph ANDREW my sonnes all my Land and Housing att the the ffoulds in fferneley with all my Right and Tythe of that ground called the [Imploy] Equally amongst them but it is my will and mynd that if there brother William ANDREW desyre to have it that they shall him have it for three pounds a yeare Item I give and bequeath to Anna ANDREW my daughter the sume of Three score and Tenn pounds Item I give and bequeath unto John ANDREW Raph ANDREW and Anna ANDREW my sones and daughter all the rest and residue of all my goods and Cattells not formerly by mee bequeathed Equally to be devyded amoungst them And allsoe I give [   ] all charge of Two hundred pounds of lawfull English money for my heire to  pay out of my lands in Chinley to his brothers and sister to be equally devyded amoungst them as will apeare by Certaine Wrytinge made between mee and my brother John ANDREW Item my will and mynd is that John ANDREW and Raph ANDREW my sones shall have the Chamber over the Ovenhouse if [       ] require but not to sett it to any one Item I ordayne and make Elizabeth ANDREW my loving wyfe my whole and lawfull Executrix trusting shee will fullfill this my last will and Testament for my soules health And I doe hereby Revoke all former wills heretofore by mee made Alsoe I dysyre my brother John ANDREW and my brother in law Thomas FFERNELEY Robert DODG & William CARRINGTON to be aydeing and assisting to my Children in this my last will & Testament  Raphe ANDREW his marke

Wittnesses of this my last will and Testament

Richard WORTHINGTON; William BENNETT; John HYDE

Inventory not transcribed, valued @ £173-18-9 by John ANDREW Thomas FFERNELEY Robert DODGE & William CARRINGTON  29 Nov 1666

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Ralph ANDREW of Southhead in Chinley: 14 April 1703

In the name of God Amen I Ralph ANDREW of Southhead in Chinley in the parrish of Glossopp & County of Derby being weake of body but of sound & perfect memory praised by Almighty God doe make & ordaine this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following first & principally I bequeath my Soule into ye hands of Allmighty God my maker hoping that through ye meritorious death a passion of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to Inherit ye kingdom of Heaven And my body I committ to ye earth from whence it came to be decently buryed in ye Chappel at Heafeild at ye discression of my Executor hereafter named And as touching my worldly goods which it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon mee I give & bequeath as followeth Inprimis: I give to my brother John ANDREW of ye Lane Side tenn shillings to be paid to him by my Executor within one yeare after my decease. Itt: I give unto Ralph ANDREW son to my brother John eight pounds to be paid unto him when hee shall attaine to ye yeares of two & twenty by my Executor. Itt: I give unto Elizabeth ANDREW Daughter to my brother John ANDREW five pounds to be paid to her by my Executor when shee shall attaine to ye yeares of one & twenty & also one paire of Vallance & Curtaines & one bed hilling of Ash Collor to be delivered to her when my brother William ANDREW shall either break up house keeping or dye.  Itt: I give unto John KYRKE of Crodin: lee BOOTH & Nicholas CRESSWELL of Grinsbrooke Booth in Edale five pounds for ye uses hereafter named first that ye interest of ye said five pounds to be paid to my sister Hannah PURSLOVE yearly dureing her naturall life & then if it happen that ye Child which Shee now hath be liveing ye said sume of five pounds with such interest as shall be raised is for to be paid to ye same child when it shall attaine to ye yeares off one & twenty but if ye same Hannah shall happen to survive her said child then ye same sume of five pounds is to be paid to her or her Assignes.  Itt: I give to my brother in law Robert PURSLOVE two shillings.  Itt: I give to Mary BRADBURY ye elder of ye Stubbs three pounds. Itt: I give one Guinney to Ann SHORE now living with Ottewill KYRKE in Heafield to be paid att ye exspiration of two years after my decease & also I give her my long Coffer in ye now Chamber to be delivered to her att my Brother William ANDREWs decease or att his breaking up of House keeping.  Itt: I give to Mary CARRINGTON ye elder of Whyte know my great pewter dish which Reares upon ye Cubboard and at Southhead to be given to her att my brother William ANDREWs decease or at his breaking up of house keeping whether of any of these shall happen first. Itt: I give to Elizabeth BAYLIFFE of Heafeild on shilling.  And Lastly I give all ye rest residue & remainder of my Goods & Chattells after my decease unto my Brother William ANDREW whom I constitute Ordaine & appoynt to be the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hoping hee will faithfully perform althings herein specifyed Nevertheless I leave to my selve power to add a Codicil or Schedula to this my last Will & Testamt if I shall think fitt to be indorsed or annexed therto Wittness my hand & Seale this twenty first day of ffebruary anno Dom 1702/3

Ralph ANDREW

In ye psents of Thomas GODDARD; Humfrey MARSHALL

Aprill ye 10th 1703

A true And pfect Inventory off all the goodes Cattells And Chattells And debtes wh weare the goodes Cattells And Chattells & debtes off Raphe ANDREW off Chinley Lately decease praised by us Wm CARRINGTON Gorge WARDE & Anthony WARDE (not transcribed) Valued @ £59=19=2

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Grace APPLEYARD of  Whitfield, widow: 1875

mentions: Sisters: Ann HAMPSON; Sarah HOLLINGWORTH

Nephews: John HOLLINGWORTH of Fieldheads; Thomas HAMPSON of Glossop, contractor stone dealer

Niece Sarah Ann ROBINSON dau of my sister Betty

Occupier: John HAMPSON

Witness: John Wood BOWDEN of Glossop

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Ottiwell ARMEFELDE of Little Hayfield

9 May 1570, dated in year 1563

In dio nom amen in the yr of our Lord god A thoussande fyve hundreth and threscore & thre I Ottwell ARNEFELD of Lyttle heyffeld beyinge yett sycke in bodye But yett of good & pfect memorye laude & preasse be unto all myghttie god do Constitute Ordein & make thys my psente Testamte Conceryinge [      ] my Laste wyll That is to wytt I Bequethe my Soule unto all myghtie god my maker & Redemer and my bodye to be Buryed in the pishe churche of all Saynts at glossoppe Itm I gyve & Bequethe unto Elizabeth my wyffe all my [     ] Apperl wt all suche toles as ptayne unto my Occupatyon And that she shalbe the Geste in my ffathers housse So longe as she keypythe her in my Name And so at my sayd ffathers deathe To Be Achylde throughoute all hys hoole goods Bothe moveablie & unmoveablie Also I gyve unto Helene my Daughter By the [        ] of my ffather Twentie markes of money To Be payde unto his or her Assignes when she shall come unto the yeres of dyscressyon ffor & in consyderacyon of the [               ] of all my Leace & Leaces whych Leaces are granted By the hands of one Wyllim PLATTS & Rauffe PLATTS or Any other pson or psons All wyche Lease or leaces I gyve only unto Rauffe my Brother one [     ] And unto his sone Ottwell one sheppe And for the true pformacyon of all Legaces & Bequethes to Be well & trulie observed & kepte I Constitute Ordaien & make my true & lawffull executors Guy ARMEFELD my ffather & John ARMEFELD my Brother The supravisors hearof Are my [Mr] Wylliam PLATTS and Nycolas WATERHOUSSE to see that this my psents Testamet Be fulfylled & Done wtoute any man[r] of guyle [ crease in original] or [     ]pte Thes Beynge Wyttnesses Rauff PLATTS Robt ARMEFELD & John BAWDON my [crease in original]

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Ottiwell ARMEFIELD of Berche halle Glossop: 25 June 1639

In the Name of God Amen The Therteeth daye of Apprill In the yeare of our Lord 1638, I ottiwell ARMEFEILD of Berche halle in the pish of Glossopp And in the County of Darby husbandman beinge in good and pfect Remembrance prayse be given to God ffor it doe Constitute ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in manner and fforme as ffolloweth: that is to witt ffirst I offer and bequeathe my Soule to Almightie god my Creator and maker Trustinge throughe the merritts of his sonn Jesus Chryste and his pcious bloude Sheedinge to be one of the Number of his Electe Children And my body to be buried in the Chappell of Heaffeild Item I give and bequeathe to Roberte ARMEFEILD and William ARMEFEILDE my brethern ether of them xijd Item I give all the Reste of my goods wheresoever to my wiff Cathren ARMEFEILD Also I Constitute ordayne and make the said Cathren my wyfe my soley and whole Executrix Trustinge she will Accomplish and ffullfill this my last will and testamente with the oversighte of Raph ANDREW of Holehouse In wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hande the day and yeare afforesaid

Ottiwell ARMEFEILD my hand and marke

These beinge wittnesses:  Thomas BRADBURY his mke as    T     wittnes

A true and pfct Inventory of all such goods & Chattels as of late weare the goods and Chattels of Ottiwell ARMEFEILDE lately deceased praysed by and valued by Roberte RIDGWAYE Raphe HYDE William ANDREWE and Raphe FFERNELEY the 12th Daye of June 1639 

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 £ s d

Inprimis two oxen and two bullocks ye [     ]

14-0-0

Item foure kyne & ffour Calves ye [     ]

15-0-0

Iem two little heffers & ffour litle stirkes

7-6-0

Ite one ould mare

1-0-0

Item in Shepe

30-0-0

Item one houldinge freyn

1-0-0

Item in pulleyne

0-1-0

  Item in Corne sowen uppon the ground

5-0-0

Item in meale and maulte

2-6-0

Item in brasse and pewter

4-10-0

Item in Arkes and Coffers

3-1-0

Item in butter and Cheis

0-10-0

Item in beddinge

5-0-0

Item in salte fflesh

0-13-4

Item 3 payres of bedstockes one dishborde

0-13-4

Item in sackes and one window clothe

0-16-0

Item one Turnell & all other friene ware

0-15-0

Item in husbandry ware woden ware & Iron ware & Iron ware within hous

1-10-0

Item in haye and stray

1-0-0

Item one spinninge whyle one little while two sadles and all other huslement of houshould

0-19-0

Item in maynure and fuel

l0-4-0

Item a litle woole

0-6-8

Item his purse and apparrel

l4-0-0

(Total)

99-12-0

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Christopher ARMFIELD of  Broadhurst: 3 June 1594

In the name of god Amen. The [  ] of Day of October in the yeare of our lord god 1593.  I Christopher ARMFIELD of the Broadhurst in the parishe of Glossopp within the county of Derby beinge sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be to god considering that nothinge is more certen then Death, and nothinge more [      ] [        ] then the home of Death Intend with gods grace not to Depart from this world intestate Doo constitute and make this my last will and testament in maner & forme followinge.  First I bequeath my soule to almighty god my maker and my body to be buried within the church yorde of Glossopp.  Item I give to Anne my wife and Elizabeth my Daughter the [assignment] of my [lease] soo longe as Anne my wife and John ARMFIELD Doo live.  And yf the same John ARMFIELD Doo ober live them [  ] to [have] it.  Item my will is that I be brought forth of my whole goods.  Item I make Anne my wife and Thomas STAFFORDE my executors of this my will to be observed, and Raphe ARMFIELD and James BOWDON my [supervisor].  Item I give to Robert ARMFIELD the best yew lambe at myd [formme], and to John ARMFIELD his brother the best yew lamb next to it. 

Christopher ARMFIELD his marke 

 Charles [WILL    ] Robert SYDE[         ]

 Raphe WALKLETT                                                                                   

Debtes owinge to me are these

Imprimis John HIGGINBOTHAM sonne of [Edward] HIGGINBOTHAM

To be payde [     ] the [     ] Day of July [    ] [     ] Day  [       ]

Item John HIGGINBOTHAM & his sonne William [       ] Day

Item Raphe ARMFIELD my brother [      ] at the same Day

Item Thomas STAFFORDE  [      ] to be payde [    ]   Day of July [     ] [     ] Day [      ] [   ] 1594

Item Thomas STAFFORDE [       ] to be payde at [marthemas] Day In the yeare of our lord god 1594

Item Raphe ARMFIELD my brother [     ]    both these debtes

Item Richard WARRINGTON [         ]             to be payde uppon the

Item Richard WARRINGTON [         ] to be payde     [       ] Day  [      ]

At all Saintes Day [     ] [          ] 1594                  1594

Item Ottwell RYDGE [    ]

Item Robert [      ] of the [                     ] [   ]

The wife of Robert SHIRT [   ]

Item James NEDHAM [         ]

John GOODRELL [   ]

 [        ] D[         ] [     ]

A true Inventory of all the goods & cattels both moveable and Inmoveable of Christopher ARMFIELD [     ] [            ] made the [    ] Day of December in the yeare of our lord god 1593.  Prysed be [    ] [    ] named followe.  [          ] [         ] Robert GIBBANDE. Richarde WARRINGTON and Raphe WALKLETT

(Inventory not transcribed)

Debtes owinge to ye sayde Christopher

John HIGGINBOTHAM sonne of Edward HIGGINBOTHAME------------------------[     ]

John HIGGINBOTTOM his sonne William [           ]

Raphe ARMFIELD [           ]

Thomas STAFFORDE [              ] the same Thomas [           ]

Raphe ARMFIELD [   ]

[           ]

Richarde WARRINGTON [           ] the same Richard WARRINGTON [   ]

Ottwell RYDGE [    ] Robert B[      ]  [  ]

[                  ] [   ] the wife of Robert SHIRT [  ]

James NEDHAM [            ]

 John GOODRELL [   ] 

[    ] [           ] [           ]

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Guy ARNEFELD of Littell Heyffeld

13 April 1575, dated 19 June 1568

In the Name of god amen Anno Don 1568 the xix daye of June in the xth yer of the Reign of our most [    ] sovraign Lady Elizabethe By the grace of god of England ffrance & Irelande qene defender of the faith [  ] I guy ARNEFFELD of Littlell Heyfeld Sycke in Bodye Hoole of mynde dredyinge the un[        ]     And gyvynge laude & prasse unto All myghtie god do orden & make thys my Last wyll & Testamente in manr & fforme followinge ffyrst I Offer & Bequethe my Soole unto Allmyghtye god my only maker Saviour & Redeemer Desyrynge All the Hoolye companye of Heven to praye ffor me Allso I wyll that my bodie shalbe Buryed in the pishe church of gloossoppe wh[   ] I am a pissyoner, Allso I wyll thatt the pree[   ]rs of the churche shall have th[    ] Dne Itm I gyve & beqethe unto Helene ARNEFFELDE, daughtter of Ottywell ARNEFEYLDE deceassed Beynge my sonnes daughtter Twentye markes of Lawffull Englyshe money or in goods to be delyvered unto her or her heyres of [      ] [    ] allso my wyll & mynde ys ty Elizabeth ARNEFFELDE [    ] the wyff of Ottywell ARNEFYLD deacessd Beynge my Daughtter in Lawe, That yf that she keepe her soole and unmaryed Durynge my naturall lyffe shall have a ffull chylds pte Thruoute all my goods after my decease movealbie And unmoveablie, And yf that the saide Ellizabethe do marye beffore my deythe, Then she to have Suche pte of my goods a shalle thoughte meate & convenient at the syghtte of ffore indyfferente frends to be chousen of [        ] ptn two[     ] Allso yt ys my wyll & mynde that John ARNEFELD my sone shall have my farme & tenemente After my deceasse in durynge all my yeres hertoafforsd taken Allso I wyll that the said John shall have all ofther grounds wch I have taken hereto aforrsd of Any pson or psons indurynge all sh[    ] yeres as I have taken hertoafforsd ffurthermor yt is my wyll that Ammey ARNEFELD my Daughtter shall have a full chylds pte of all my goods And that my sone John shall kepe her & have the[            ] bothe of hys & her goods Also I gyve unto iiij chyldren of my sone Rauffe every one A shepe Itm I gyve unto Rauffe ARNEFELD my sone A yew & a lambe, Also I gyve unto Edward ARNEFELD my sonn a yew & a lambe, Also I gyve to Angneys ARNEFELD daughtter of Thomas ARNEFELD my sonn a yew & a lambe, Also I gyve unto Helen ARNEFELD Beyng daughtter to Ottywell my sone a yew &  A lambe, Itm I ordein & make my true & lawffull executors of thys my last wyll & testament John ARNEFELD, myu sonnek And Ottywell WATTERHOUSSE of wyllbynhyll, And I gyve to eyther of theym iijs iiijd, Item I ordein & make the supravisors hereof Nycolas WATERHOUSSE of the Sprehousse & Robert ARNEFIELD of the Brodhirst to se that thys my wyll & testamet be pformyd in All causses as my Syngualr trust & confidence ys in theym And I gyve unto eyther of my said supravisors ether of them iijs  Thes wyttness Rauffe PLATTS Lawrence [ ]OLE And Thomas RAWLYNSON the Elder of ye Hyghgate wt others no s ///

Detts wyche I do owe

.

Detts owyge unto my guy ARNEFELD

inprimis Rauffe ARNEFELD my sonne   

xls

Inprimis Thomas BAWDON of Suydyhyll

Lijs

-

-

Itm the wyffe of Robert H[    ]SON of [  ]wnall

ij£ xijs

-

-

Itm Robertt MELLOR of Whyttfeld

xxxis

-

-

Itm Rauffe MELLOR Lolayhton

viijs viijd

-

-

Itm Robertt BAWDON of Swallowhouss

xs

-

-

Itm Ottiwell BAWDON of Kynder

xiijs

-

-

Itm Nycholas WATERHOUSSE of Spreyhousse

xxxiijs iiijd

-

-

Itm John BAWDON sone Rauff BAWDON

xiiijd

-

-

Itm Edwarde CLITON of Kynder

iijs iiijd

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John ARNFIELD of Thorsetfields

Proved Chesterfield: 3 April 1716

In the Name of god Amen the Nineteenth day of November In the first year of the Reigne of Our Soveraigne Lord George the first by the grace of god King of great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the fath Annoqe Dom One Thousand Seven Hundred & fourteen I John ARNFIELD of Thorsetfields In the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeoman being Indisposed In Body But of Sound & perfect Mind and Memory praised be God for the same do Ordain and Make this my Last will & Testament In writing in Manner & form ffollowing That is to say first & principally I Commit my Soul into the hands of almighty God my Creator hoping through the Merits & Mercyes of Jesus Christ my Alone Saviour and Redeemer to Obtain free pardon & Remission of all my Sins and to be Made pertaker of life Everlasting & my body to the Earth from whence It was taken to be decently Intered att the discretion of my Executors herein After Named & as touching such Temporall Estate as itt hath pleased Allmighty god to bestow on mee I dispose There of In Manner and form following That Is to say first It is my will & mind that my Due Debts ffunerall Expences & the charge of the probate of this my Last will & Testament be sattisfied & payed Item I give & Devise unto Ann my Loving wife the sum of five pounds a year Dureing the term of her Naturall life to be paid her att one whole & Intire payment viz att the Nativyty of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ of my Estate by my son John & Eyre by him his Eyers Executors Administrators o Assignes if she pleaseth Or els to be Mentained att her Own will & discression

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann the sum of forty pounds & A Bed in the Chamber Over the Little house parllor and furnished A Coffer in the Chamber Over the Messuage house

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Ellin Whitle the sum of Twenty pounds

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah the sum of forty pounds & A Bed in the further parllor in ye Messuage house well furnished & A Coffer in the same parllor

Item I give and Devise unto my son John all my Lands Livings houses Buildings Debts of demands with all Bennifitts & preveledges Belonging there unto to him his Eyers or Assigns for Ever But Itt is my will & mind that my Daughters Ann & Sarah shall have the Little house quietly & freely as Long as the or Ether of Them Remain unmarryed and I do further Ordain & Appoint my son John to pay all these sums above Mentioned truely & Lawfully without Ether Lett or Defraud & I do Likewise Appoint & Ordain my son John above written to be my sole Executor of this my Last will & Testament Hoping hee will truely & faithfully perform the same & I doe hereby Revoake all former will Heretofore Made & do declare this to be my Last will & Testament

In Wittness whereof I do here unto put my hand and seale the day & year above written

John ARNFIELD  his mark and Seal

Sealed published and declared to be my Last will and Testament in the presence of

Thomas BARBER; John SHERTT his Mark; Robert ARNFIELD

A True and pfect Inventory of all the goods Cattles & Chattles & Creditts of John ARNFIELD Thorsettfield in the parrish of Glossop & County of Derby late Deceased praised & Valued by Ralph ARNFIELD & John WHITLE ye 8th of October: 1715

(not transcribed, valued @ £79=19=01)

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Robert ARNFIELD of Broad Hurst

Proved Chesterfield: 23 April 1751       

In the Name of God Amen I Robert ARNFIELD of BroadSeniour^ Hurst in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby being but weak of Body but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory, praise be therefore given to Almighty God. Do Make and Ordaine this my present Last Will and Testament, in Manner and form following (Omitting the Old Cerimonies Some times Used in this form) And as touching the Disposition of all Such Temporal Estate as hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me, I give and Dispose thereof as followeth.  ffirst I will that my Debts and funeral Charges Shall be paid and Discharged

Item I give unto John BOWDON of Will Hey the Sum of Ten Shillings Item I give unto Sarah BOWDONof Will Hey the Sum of Ten Shillings. Item I give unto Grace ARNFIELD the Sum of Two Shillings and Six pence Item I give Unto John ARNFIELD the Sum of Two Shillings and Six pence My will and pleasure is that my Son Samuel ARNFIELD Shall have the Cop Stard piece During the Term of Lease if he Stay in the Neighbour hood otherwise That my Son Robert ARNFIELD  Shall have it During the Said Term laying Edward BOWDON and Grace ARNFIELD either of them a Cow During the said Term at one pound and three Shillings a Cow Gate. All the rest and residue of my Personal Estate Goods and Chattels whatsoever I Do give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel ARNFIELD and my Daughter Sarah COOPER and the Children of my Daughter Hannah JOHNSON Equally to be Divided amongst them in three parts all these Legacies I will that they be paid in Six months after my mother Mary BOOTHs^ Death except that Legacie which I have left to my Daughter Hannahs Children which I will to remain in my Son Robert ARNFIELDs hand to be paid to the above said Children their Due portion as they come to twenty one years of Age and if any Child die before it come to twenty one years of age that then that Childs part Shall Equally be Divided amongst ye rest and my will is that my son Robert ARNFIELD Shall pay Lawful Interest for that Money (while in his hand) into the hands of my Executors hereafter Named Shall for the Use of ye Said Children and my will is that my Executors hereafter Named Shall have either of them twelve pence a Day for what days they lose upon this Account And I do ordain make and appoint John BOWDON of Will Hey and my Son Samuel ARNFIELD [      ] and powerful Executors of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby revoke disanul and make void all former will and Testaments by my hereto fore made In Witness whereof I the said Robert ARNFIELD have Set my hand & Seal ye first Day of March in the year of our Lord 1750!

Robert ARNFEILD

Witness Note that Mother Mary BOOTH was Interlined in the twetieth (sic) line before the publishing   of this will in presents of the said witnesses

Edward BOWDEN; Joseph TURNER

A true and faithful Inventory of all the Goods Chattels and Credits of Robert ARNFIELD late of Broadhurst in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeoman Deceased taken and Apprized the 15th Day of April in the year of our Lord 1751 by us whose Names are here Under Written

(not transcribed, valued @ £45-0-4 by Joseph TURNER & John ARNFIELD)

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John BAND Milltown p.Glossop beer seller: 1861

 mentions: Wife Elizabeth

Brother Bold of Milltown, carrier

Friend James COOPER of Glossop, farmer

Witnesses: Edward ARRUNDALE of Glossop, Auctioneer; James COOPER

John HAGUE Surrogate

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Ann BARNES of Stones House, Kinder

Proved Chesterfield: 20 April 1697

In the name of God Amen the sixth day of October Ano Dom 1696 I Ann BARNES of Stones house Kinder in the parish of Glossopp in the County of Derby said and being aged & Weak in Body but of sound mind & Good memery praised be God for ye sound doo ordaine & make this my Last Will & Testament in manner & forme following so is ffirst principally I comitt my soul into the hands of Allmighty God my creator hopeing through the Meritts of Jesus Christ my Alone Saviour Redeemer to obtain free pardon & Remission of all my sines & doo make ptaker of Life Evlasting And my Body I comitt to ye Earth from whence it was taken to bee decently Interred at the discretion of my Exec. Hereinafter named And as touching my worldly Estate I dispose there in manor followinge that is to say that my will & mind is that my furneral Expences shall bee pd  out of my whole estate,  Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grand children Ralph ANDREW & John HALL to either of them one pound & tenn shillings of Lawfull money of England Item I Give & Bequeath to the sd Ralph ANDREW thee Bedstead upon which I now Lye & my part of all such stock or Hives of Bees as are Abroad at parts other then such at Row Stand at Stones House aforesaid:  I Give to my Daught: Martha, And other [    ] Such at Stand at South Head which I Give to Elizabeth ANDREW my Grandchild to whom also I Bequeath tenn shillings,  Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandchild Mary HALL the Like sume of tenn shllings, And to ffrancis GEE son & Heir of Ralph GEE of Kinder aforesd I Bequeath the sume of twenty shillings & two Ewes & Lambs forth of such as are kept to parts at Stones house aforesd whom I apoynt to divide [the] same Item I Give & Bequeath unto my daughter Martha my Best Coat & Wastecoat my Disboard & all my Loose Boards & Shelves in my dwelling house Item I Give to my sonin lawe Thos HALL Two shillings, And to Mary wife of Ed[mund] BARNES of Barnes fould two shillings, Item I give to my Sd Grandchild John HALL the Great Coffer in the parlour where I Lye Item all the Remainder of my Goods Creditts and Chattells not herein before disposed of I Give to my Two Daugthers Mary & Martha equally to bee divided Between them.  Item I doo nominate & Appoynt my soninlaw Jo. ANDREW & the Sd ffrancis GEE Executors of this my Last Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale Sealed published declared by the Testatoryear above [        ] for & as her Last Will & Testament  Anna BARNES Her mark 

In witness        The mark of     Margarett HALL Jo: WATERHOUSE                        

A True Inventory of the goods Creditts & Chattells of Ann BARNES Late of Stones house in the pish of Glossop in the County of Derby Widdow Decd taken & Apprized the 24th day of Octob Ano Dom 1696 by us whose names are subscribed as followeth

Imprs

£    s     d

It Her purse & Apparel

l00=13=00

One pair of Bedstocks& Seaven Blanketts 

01=00=08

 It Ten Stone Waight of Wool

03=00=00

 It One Ould Arke

00=05=00

It ffive pocks of Corne

00=04=04

It Two Coffers

00=12=00

It One Box 1 Dishboard & 11 Boards

00=02=04

It Two pewter dishes One     Candlestick & a Sawcer

00=02=00

It Two Sack & 3 pair of Sheeres

00=1=06

It In potts

00=01=00

 It One fire Iron Tongues frieing pann potthookes one silver & Broad Irons

00=10=00

It One [     ] Lead & 1 Brasspott

00=04=00

It In bossells [            ]

00=10=00

It 25 Weather Sheep

08=02=06

It 13 Ewe Sheep

03=05=00

It 5 ffive Hogg & [   ] & 1 Baur

01=04=02

It ONe Cowe

03=10=00

It Six Hives of Bees

00=06=00

It shovell 1 [ ]ork 1 pichforke

00=01=06

It In all other Huslemt

00=01=00

Sum tot

23=16=00

Apprizers Jo: WATERHOUSE; Ralph RK KINDER his marke

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Francis BARNES of Moorsyde

Proved Chesterfield: 20 May 1674

This is the nuncuperative will of Franses BARNES of moresyde in the Parish of Glossope and Coune of derby husbandman deseased the Twealft day of January in the yeare of our Lord god 1674 in the Presence Raphe KINDOR as followeth

Imprimas I leave to my nephew Robbort BARNES 6s-8pence and to all this Children fivfe shillings apices Item to my nephew John BARNES 6s 8 pence and to all his Children fivef shillings apices Item to my nephew frances BARNES s6 8 pense and to his Child fivef shillings and a [cosusor] Item to my nise margarett HALL s6 8 penes a Blankett and Sheatt I [tenn] to my nephew John BARNES Fivef shillings I [tenn] to my nise Elisabett PITT of wood towe silling 6 pence Item to Elisabeth KEARKE fivef shillings Item to Ellen BENNETT dauther of Robbort BENNETT of houke three shilling 4 pence Item to Evre Child that my nephew Edmand BARNES hath fieff Shilling apices and all the rest of all my unbqueated goods be itt more or lese I give and bequeath to my nephew Edmond BARNES and all so I make the sead Edmond my woole Esecutor trusting hee will fullfill this my Last will and Testamentt

Wittnes Raphe KINDER his  marke

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John BARNES of Stones House: Ad & Inv 11 April 1694

A true and pfect Inventory of the Goods Creditts & Cattells of John BARNES the younger late of Stones house in the pish of Glossopp in the County of Derby Husbandman Decd taken the Twelfth day of July Ano Dom 1693 [        ] [      ] the names are subscribed As ffolloweth

Imprs

£     s    d

Itm purse Apparell saddle & Bridle

02=00=00

It Two [       ] [              ] Two Chaires Nine Cushions six stooles a ffire Iron & Tonges

01=02=06

It One [      ]: furniture at Stones House in the plor

01=03=00

It Twenty Three Stones of Wool One Stone of yarn Some Lames wool & other Loopwool

11=01=00

It One Bed with furniture in the Chamber

00=12=00

It One Bed w: furniture & one Arke and a Cofer

01=03=00

It Pewter and Brasse

00=14=00

It In Earthen &Wood vessells

01=05=00

It In Butter & Cheese

01=00=00

It In Loose Boards and Husbandry Ware

01=10=00

It Three Cowes, 1 Heifer 2 Strikes and three young [  lees]

18=10=00

It In sheep

33=04=06

It One [   ld] Mare

00=01=06

It All other Hustlement in & about the House

00=10=00

Summa tot

74=06=06

John WATERHOUSE; Edmand BRADBURY

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John BAWDON of Aspinshaw

Glossop: 19 October 1594

In the name of god Amen the xxv day of Aprill in the xxxvi yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lady Elizabeth that now is I John BAWDON of the Aspenshawe in the county of Derby [being] sicke in body, but in mynde of good and perfect remembrance praysed be god knowinge the certenty of Death, and the uncerten tye of the houre and tyme thereof doe make this my last will and testament in maner And forme followinge first I comitt my soule to almighty god my maker, trustinge through the meryts of Christs passion to be one of gods elect and my body to be buryed in the church of Glossop where I am a parishonere.  Item whereas I have taken by lease of Indenture to me and myne assignes of Richarde HAYES and margret his wife one farm called Oxe hey lyinge and beinge in the parishe of Glossopp the sayde farme I give and assigne to Alles BOWDON my wife and to her assignes for and Dureinge all the tearme of yeares yet to come contayned in the lease of the Demised premises Item I give and assigne to Alles BOWDON my sayde wife her assignes all my interest and tytle of the thyrde part of a chase called the Great Aspenshawe, Duringe the tearme of yeares con tayned in a lease, taken of me Rowland GYERof Hassopp and others Item I give and bequeath to Robert HAFIELD of the nether cliffe the yonger, iiij£ Item I give and bequeath to Alles HADFIELD of the nether cliffe my sister my great pann & to John HADFIELD her sonn my great pott and to [   ] of her thre Daughters viz viii£ Item I give to Ottiwell BRAMALL of the thornesetfieldes the yonger xxs Item I give to John BRAMALLbrother to the sayde Ottiwell xiis iiijd  Item I give to Anne BRAMALL and Elizabeth BRAMALL systers to the sayd Ottiwell and John ether of them xs Item I give to five children of Peter Haughe of Lyme to whom I stand uncle [   ] of them viz viiid Item I give to Margret RYDGWAY iiis vid if she remain with my wife her mother Dureing her mothers lyfe if not her mother to bestowe some what uppon her according to her discretion Item I give to Thomas BEARDE of the Phosyde xs Item I give to Raphe GARRAT and Nicholas BEARDE of the Ohosyde ether of them xiid Item I give to Robert RYDGWAY xs Item I give to Margret RYDGWAY Daughter of the sayde Robert one lamb the rest of my goods after my funerall expences and Legacies contayned in this my lat will Discharged I give to Alles BOWDEN my sayde wife And of this my last will and testament I make and ordayne Mr Thomas RAWLINSON of the Highgate to whom I give xs And alles BOWDON my sayde wife myne executors, and Raphe GARRAGE, Nicholas BEARD, Thomas BEARDE and Robert RYDGWAY myne overseers, trusting the will see this my last will in all poyntes Discharge to the health of my soule: and all the wills executors & overseers by here before made I utterly disanull and this to stand in effect

X John BOWDON his marke

Theise wittnesses Gualther NORMANSELL; Ottiwell BRAMALL; John HADFEELD

Debtes owinge to my the sayd John are theise

.

Godfrey GARRANT

xls

Ottiwell BEARDE of kynder

viiis

Howard MELLORof Bawdon and Bartholemew WHARMBY of the Longhurst layne

xxs iid

William GARLICKE of the phorde

xis

The sayde Bartholemew WHARMBY

 xiis

The sayde Bartholemew WHARMBY

iis iid

Ottiwell BEARDE of the Blakehall

 vs vid

Suma Debitern

 iiij£ xviis xd

A true Inventory of all the goods and cattles of John BOWDON of the Asphenshawe lately deceased moveable and imovable pryced and valued by four honest men, viz Ottiwell FERNELYHE Raphe ARNFILDE Ottiwell GARRAT and Richarde WARRINGTON the thyrd day of October Anno do 1594

Inprimis two oxe foure putin

vi£

Item foure kyne

viii£

Item three twynters

Item foure A[  ]kes

iiij£

Item foure claves

liijs iiijd

Item one olde horse

xxvis viiid

Item in olde sheepe

xxxv £

Item in Lambes

iii£ vis viiid

Item in corne

vi£

Item in hay

iiij£

Item in meale and mault

xs

Item in beddinge

Item in brasse and pewter

iiij £

Item starks & one wyndeinge cloth

xiiis iiijd

Item all husbandry ware

xxvis viiid

Item for arkes and coffers

xxs

Item all hustment of houshould

xs

Item for h[   ] and ch[      ] 

xxs

Item two scoyne

xxvis viid

Item in Hennes & pullyne

iis

Item his purse and apparell

xxiiis iiijd

Suma totalis

lxxxxii £ viiis vijd

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Ottiwell BEARD of Kynder: 21 June 1600

In the name of god Amen the xth day of march in the xli the yeare of the raigne of our Soverainge Ladye Elizabeth that nowe is.  I ottiwell BEARDE of kynder in the county of Derby husbandma sicke in bodye, but in mynde of good & perfect remembrance praysed be god, knowinge the certentye of Deathe & the uncertenty of the houre & tyme therof Doe make this my last will & testament in maner & forme followeinge.  first I comitt my soule to almightye god my maker, trustinge throughe the meritts of Christs passion to be one of gods elect, and my bodye to be buried in the church of Glossopp whc I am a parishner Item I give all my goodes & after my funerall expences be Dyscharged to my three children, John, Elizabeth, and Anne equally to be Devyded amongst them And of this my last will & testament I make & ordayne John BEARDE my sonne myne executor. And nycolas BEARDE of kynder my brother myne overseere, trustinge he will see the equall division of my goodes amongst my children to the health of my soule [Syn] ottiwelli BEARDE

Theise wittnesses

John KYNDER of kynder; Thomas BEARDE of the Phosyde

A true Inventory of the goodes of ottiwell BEARDE of kynder in the county of Derby Deceased, pryced and valued by John DANDE of the Blackshawe and ottiwell FERNELIGHE of the Laneheade withe same county  [     ] the xxvith Day of march in the xlith yeare of the raiyne of our Soverayne Ladye Elizabeth that nowe is anno do 1599

Inprimis in kyne

vi£

Item xvii Sheepe

iii£ vis viiid

Item in Beddinge

xiiis iiijd

Item in brase & pewter

xxs

Item an arke

vis viiid

Item his purse girdle & apparell

xiis iiijd

Summa totalis 

xii£

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Robert BEARD of Cloughouses: Proved 27 October 1663

In the name of god Amen: October the fourth 1663: I Robert BEARD off Cloughouses in the parish of Glossop & Countie of Derby yeoma: beinge Sicke in body butt of Sound & pfect memory praysed be god for the same: doe ordaine & make this my Last will & testamt:  in maner & forme followinge first & principally I Comitt & Comend my soule into the hands of Allmightye god my maker hopinge and faithfully trustinge Through the mercie & merritts of Jesus Chryst my redeemer to be made one of the number of his elect & hopeing to live with him in Eternall glorie And for my body I Comitt unto the Earth ffrom whence it Came to be buried in the Chapell Church of Hefeld

And as touchinge my worldly estate wherein god hath blessed mee with I Give & bequeath as followeth Imprms I give & bequeath unto Robert BEARD my son one Close or pcell of ground lyinge in Chinley Called the Red myres: Ite I give unto Elizabeth BEARD & Mary BEARD my daughters either of them Threescore & fyve pounds to be pd within two years next after my decease Ite I give unto Elizabeth & Mary either of them furniture for a bedd & unto Elizabeth one of the best Cow I have & unto Mary a litle Cofer that weare her mother Ite I give & bequeath unto An HEWARD my daughter twenty pounds to be payd within two years next after my decease Ite I give unto Robert BEARD son of James BEARD Ten pounds t be payd unto him when he shall Accomplish the age of twenty & one yeares & to be taught the trade of a woolen webster by the executor or his Assignes Ite I give unto Thomas BEARD James BEARD Mary BEARD & Elizabeth BEARD Children of James BEARD to every one ten shillings to be payd unto them within three yeares next after my decease Ite I give unto Samuell HEWARD John HEWARD & Robert HEWARD Children of John HEWARD my son in law every one of them ten shillings to be payd unto them within foure yeares next after my decease

Ite I give & bequeath unto Thomas BEARD my son one Close Called the Ashen Cloughead being one debidion Lyinge in Chinley holding the same in lease ffrom Mr BRADSHAW Ite I give unto my son Thomas BEARD two Children either Ten shillings Ite I give unto Thomas BEARD my son two Closes Called the Whyte rakes & the barne standinge under Chinley Bower Ite I give unto Elizabeth HALLOM weife of Antonie HALLOM ten shillings Ite I give unto An HOLLINGWORTH wife of Robert HOLLINGWORTH ten shillings these to be payd within two yeares next after my decease:

Ite I give unto Mary ROWBOTHAM fyve shillings Ite I give unto Raph KINDER son of An KINDER six shillings eight pence Lastly I give & bequeath unto Thomas BEARD my son all the rest of my estate I have in the world as goods Chattells Chattells And I doe hearby make & ordayne Thomas Beard my sole executor hee discharginge & payinge as is hearin mentioned & discharginge my funerall expences And I doo hearby make & ordayne Robert BEARD my son & John HEWARD my son in Law supervisors of this my Last will & testamt: Revokeing all former wills hopinge they will see it performed to the health of my soule: In withness hearoff I have hear unto sett my hand and seale the day & yeare first above written:

Robert BEARD

Witnesses hearoff: William BEARD his marke; Thomas BEARD his marke

October 21th 1663

A true & pfect Inventorie of all the goods Cattells & Chattels of Robert BEARD of Clough houses Late deceased Praysed the day & yeare abovesayd by us whose names are hear[    ] subscribed as followeth

Not transcribed, valued @ £146-10-8 by Tho BEARD Thomas HADFEILLD Thomas ROLLINSON John HEIWARD

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Robert BEARD of Heafield: 20 October 1734

In the Name of God Amen this Twenty Sixth of Aprill Anno Dony 1731 I Robert BEARD of Heafield in the Parrish of Glossop and County of Derby, being Sick in Body but of good & perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God, and Calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory life and yt all flesh must yield unto death, when it shall please god to call do make & declare this my last will & testament in manner & form following. first being penetent & Sorry for all my Sins, most humbly desireing forgiveness for ye Same, I Commend my Soul unto Almighty God, my Saviour and redeemer, in whom & be whose meritts I trust & believe assuredly to be Saved, and to have full remission of all my Sins, and to inheritt ye Kingdom of heaven and my Body I Commit to ye Earth to be decently buryed at ye disretion of my Executors hereafter named, and as touching Such worldly Goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me , I give & dispose of ye Same in manner and form following Impr my will and mind is yt all my due debts funerall Expences and Charges of this my  Last Will and Testament be first paid and discharged forth of my personal Estate.  Item I give unto my Loveing wife Elizabeth all my house and Lands Lying at Jumble together with all my household goods as they now Stand dureing her Naturall Life if She So long Continue unmarried, and power to dispose of ye Said household Goods as She Shall think fitt, but whenever She Shall happen to marry again, my will and mind is yt She Shall resign up ye Lands together with ye Goods, and Shall have five pounds a year dureing her Naturall Llife, Item I give unto ye hands of my Executors hereafter named, All my Lands my Lands att Smithfould and Chinley moor together with my personal Estate for ye use of my two daughters Mary & Elizabeth for ye bringing up of them, untill Such times, as my younger daughter Elizabeth Shall attaine unto ye age of twenty one years, then to be equally divided amongst them, but if it happens yt my wife shall be with Child at ye time of my decease and shall have a Son, I give all my Lands to him when he shall attaine ye Age of twenty one years, together with my personall Estate, paying unto my two daughters each of them one hundred pounds, and if it happen yt either of my daughters shall dye before they attaine the Age of twenty one years, and their be no issue male Lawfully beggotten, then I give all my Estate to the Survivor of them, but if it happen yt all my Children Shall dye before they attaine to ye Age of twenty one years, Then I give all my lands together with ye one halfe of my personal Estate, yt shall be at that time unto my Nephew Anthony BOWDON and to his heires forever, Item I give ye other halfe of my personal Estate unto my Loveing wife if She be then Liveing And if it happen yt my children Shall all dye and yt my Estate fall into ye possession of Anthony BOWDON or his heires, my will is yt he pay unto ye Children of my Sister Ann COOPER as many as Shall be then Liveing each of them ye Sume of five pounds, and to John HARROP daughter Mary ye Sume of five pounds, and to Sarah WATTERHOUSE ye Sume of five pounds. Lastly I do nominate and appoint my Nephew Anthony BOWDON & my Loveing Wife Elizabeth BEARD to be Executors of this my Last will and Testament, revoaking and makeing void all former Wills & Testatments by me heretofore made and do own this to be my Last Will and Testatment, In Wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seal the day and year above written.

Robert BEARD

Sealed Signed published and declared by the testator to be His Last Will and Testament: In presense of.

MOLTCur de Heafield; Robert BEARD; Wm CARRINGTON

A true & perfect Inventory of all the Goods & Chattels of Rob BEARD of Jumble in the Parish of Glossop & County of Derby Yeoman deceased taken & Apprizd ye 15th May 1731

(not transcribed, valued @ £67=9=8 by John MARRIOTT & Anthony RADCLIFFE)

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George BENNETT of Brook Lane, Glossop spinner: 1858

mentions:

Daughters Sarah & Mary BENNETT

Samuel HADFIELD shoemaker of High Street, Glossop

George SIDDAL of the Heath

Witnesses: Wm Wardlow HOWARD of Norfolk St. Surgeon; Geo SIDDAL; Samuel HADFIELD 

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John BENNETT of Chinleyend

Proved Chesterfield: 13 April 1703

In the name of God Amen I John BENNETT the elder of Chinleyend in the parish of Glossopp and County of derby yeoman beinge indeferent in health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be god for the same) yet knowing that death is certaine and the time when most uncertaine doe ordaine and make this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following and principally I comend my soul into the mersifull hands of allmighty god my Creator humbly hopeing through the meritorious death of Jesus Christ my only Saviour to receive full and free pardon of all my sins and my body I comitt to the earth to be decently interred att the discreation of my executors herein after nominated and for the disposition of all such Temporall estate as it hath pleased god of his goodness (far above my desearts) to be bestowe upon me I give and devise the same in manor and forme following and first my Will and mind is that all my debts and funeral Charges and expences shall be payed and defrayed by mine executors forth of my personall estate Itm I give and bequeath all my lands and Tenements situate lyeing and being within the parish of Glossopp above said unto John BENNETT my son and to his heires for ever and asignes Item I give and bequeath all my leases farmes Tenements with all my tytle and Tennant right there of unto my said son John BENNETT and also I give and bequeath unto my said son John BENNETT all my quick goods (excepting a third part of the Sheep) and all my husbandry wares and too of the best beds with beding belonging to them too of the best brass pans and the fire iron and all aboute the fire with in the mantell bree and also the Tabell in the house and the Cupboard and the meale arkes

Itm I give and bequeath unto my said son John BENNETT the sum of fifty pounds to be payed him within one whole yeare after my decease and also my will and mind is that my executors heare after nominated shall within one Whole yeare after my decease pay unto my son in law William BENNETT  and John BENNETT my kinsman of Whitehoughed the sum of too hundred pounds for the onely use and on the behalfe of my said son John BENNETT and I do desire them to ware the said sum of too hundred pounds on land that hee may have the rent of the lands or hire it forth upon interest that he may have the interest of the aforesaid sum of too hundred pounds yearely and every yeare for the time and tearme of his naturall life exept they soo meet to pay it him into his owne hands at any time dureing his naturally life which I leave to theire discretion and if they do not pay him the Whole sum of too hundred pounds in his lifetime my will is that he dispose of it att his death to whom hee pleaseth Itm I give unto my daughter Ann BENNETT the sum of one hundred and seaventy pounds to be payed her within one Whole yeare after my decease Itm I give unto my daughter Sarah BENNETT the sum of too hundred and twenty pounds Shee to receive the same within one Whole yeare after my decease Itm I give unto my daughter Elizabeth GARNETT of one hundred pounds to be payed her att the end of one Whole yeare after my decease if either the said Elizabeth GARNETT or Childe of hers be then living but if neither her nor Childe of hers be then living at the end of one whole yeare nor the said hundred pound be not payde then I give to my soninlaw Edmund GARNETT the one halfe of the hundred pound be not payde and the other halfe of the hundred pound to be equally devided amongst my executors heare after named provided the said Edward GARNETT be then living at the end of one whole yeare after my decease Itm I give to my kinsman John OLLIVER and his Children the sum of eight pounds and too pounds that hee oweth mee Itm I give to my Brother Edwards Children Robert Ralph Elizabeth Hannah and Alice BENNETT every one five shillings Itm I give to my Brother Thomas BENNETT Children every one five shillings and to John BENNETT of Silkehill Children five shillings a peece to  Ann BENNETT of Whitehoughead five shillings to my grand daughter Katherine BENNETT five shillings to Mary the Wife of Thomas BOWER five shillings to Elizabeth the daughter of Ralph BENNETT five shillings Itm all the rest and residue of my goods Cattell and Chattells moveable and imoveable and not hearein before bequeathed I give unto my son John BENNETT my daughter Ann BENNETT and my daughter Sarah BENNETT equally to be devided Amongst them share and share like and I desire my soninlaw William BENNETTand my kinsman John BENNETT of Whitehoughed to be aideing and assisting to my Children in the execution of this my last Will and Testament and lastly I doe nominate Constitute and ordaine my son John BENNETT my daughter Ann BENNETT and my daughter Sarah BENNETT Joynt executors of this my last Will and Testament and doe heareby disanull and make voyde all former Wills be mee at any time heare to fore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in Witness where of I the above said John BENNETT the Testator have here unto put my hand and seale the Twenteeth day of october anoqe dom 1702.

John BENNETT Marke & Seale

Sealed Signed published and declared by John BENNETT the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presense of

William CARRINGTON; Thomas BOWDON; George GEE

A True & pfect Inventory singular of the goods Cattel & Chattels moveable & Imoveable of John BENNETT ye Elder of Chinleyend in the Parrish of Glossope & County of Derby Yeom late deceased Praised & valued the Tenth day of ffebruary Ano Domni 1702/3 by John OLLIVER senior George KYRKE John BENNETT & Christopher BENNETT

as followeth. (not transcribed, valued @ £865-16-03)

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Joseph BENNETT of Symmondley: 1864

mentions:

Son in law Robert John LEES

Daughter Fanny plus three others names not given

Property in Lower Whitfield

Son Joe plus three others names not given

Thomas ATKIN; William Wardlow HOWARD

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John BOOTH of Kinder: Proved:  October 1721

In the Name of God Amen I John BOOTH of Kinder in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby being weak of Body But of a sound & pfect mind & memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God do make and ordaine this my present Last Will and Testament in Manner and forme ffollowing (that is to say) ffirst & principally I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the merits Death & passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inheritt everlasting Life: And my Body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named:  And as touching such temporall Estates as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as ffolloweth Imprimis I will that all my Debts ffunerall Expenses and Harriotts be paid and discharged out of my personall Estate Item I give and bequeath all my Lands in Kinder unto my wife untill my son Thomas shall attaine the age of one & twenty years in trust nevertheless that she shall keep and mentaine my two Children sufficiently according to their quallity Untill they shall attaine the Age of one and twenty years, if she my sd wife happen so long to live and keep her selfe Unmarried Butt if she happen to marry from that time that she shall Marry another Husband to have no parte of my [   ] reall or personall save twenty pounds and her Dower And after my son Thomas comes to the Age of one & twenty years my wife then Unmarried not haveing dureing the sd terme contracted matrimony with another Husband I give and bequeath one Moity of all my Lands in Kinder to my sd wife dureing her life or second marriage which shall first happen Butt after her second marriage she is to have onely her sd Legacie of twenty pounds and her Dower Item I give & bequeath to my son Thomas the other moity of said Lands in Kinder when he shall attaine the Age of one & twenty years if my said wife be then alive and Unmarried to a second Husband Butt from the time of this Mother’s second Marriage then two thirds of my sd Lands And from my wifes Death all my said Lands Unto my said son Thomas and his Heires forever Chargeable never the less with the sume of Sixty pounds to his Sister Elizabeth when she shall attaine the Age of one & twenty Years Butt if my said wife happen to dye near this time or before my sd son dome to Age then my said son to pay out of my Lands Unto my Daughter Elizabeth the sume of one Hundred pounds when she shall attaine the Age of one twenty years Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth all my personall Estate after my Debts & ffunerall Expenses are discharged Except to my wife as before mentioned Together with the Sd sume of sixty pounds or an hundred pounds charged on my said Lands according to the Limitations before mentioned And if my said son happen to dye before he attaine the Age of one& twenty years not haveing Lawfull Issue then I give & bequeath all my sd Lands Unto my Daughter Elizabeth and her Heires for Ever And if both my sd children happen to dye before they attaine the Age of one & twenty years I give & bequeath out of my sd lands and to be charged Upon the same the sume of twenty pounds apiece to every Child my ffather in law John FROGATT shall then have Liveing  And Unto every Child my Uncle ffrancis GEE shall have then Liveing the sume of tenn pounds apeede to be charged on my said Lands as aforesd And the remainder of my said Lands Unto my two sisters and their Heires for Ever Item I make Constitute and Ordaine my wife Ellen BOOTH my ffatherinlaw John FFROGATT and my Uncle ffrancis GEE Executors of this my Last will and Testament hopeing they will performe the trust reposed in them Revoking all other wills heretofore by me made Wittness my hand ye 12th day of August Anno Dom 1721

John BOOTH

Sealed Signed and published as the Last will & Testament of the Testator in the presence of

Memorandum that the word have in the Ninth line in the second page And John FFROGATT in the same line was Interlined before the sealing hereof

Ralph KINDER; Barnabas BAILEY; John WATERHOUSE

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Marie BOOTH

Proved Glossop: 4 Oct 1721

In the name of God Amen, the seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord God 1721 in the eight year of the reign of our most Sovereign Lord King George the first king of England Scotland France & Ireland king Defender of the faith.  I Mary BOOTH being of sound memory & understanding blessed be God for it knowing my turn to be upon

I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God earth short & uncertaine, I desire if the Lord permit that my body may be interred in the Chappel of Hayfield, to be buried after the Christian burial Inprimis I give & bequeathe unto my Sister Margaret BOOTH the sum of fourscoure pounds, Item I give & bequeathe unto my Mother Ann MARRIOTT the sum of forty pounds to bring me out with it & to pay all these Legacies too, Item I give & bequeath to the school of Hayfield the sum of four pounds accordingly as Thomas MARRIOTT & Henry BOOTH shall think fit to be pay’d, Item I give leave & bequeath to my Brother John’s Children either of them five shillings

Item I leave Thomas MARRIOTT & Henry BOOTH to be Executors for this my last will & testament In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed

Mary BOOTH her mark & seal

Samll MARRIOTT; John KINDER; Robert LOMMAX

October the 4th : 1721

A true and perfect Inventory of all such goods and debts oweing as Mary BOOTH of Kinder in the parrish of Glossopp and County of Derby spinster dyed possessed of then vallued and apprized by us whose names are here unto subscribed viz.

Imps Her purse and apparrell

20:00:00

Item debts oweing to the testator

.

oweing by James BRADDOCK by an Assignment

30:00:00

oweing by John NORBURY upon bond

20:00:00

oweing by James BUCKLEYupon a bill

30:00:00

oweing by James BUCKLEY of Chatherton upon bill 

10:00:00

oweing by John WRIGLEY of Cromton upon a bill  

10:00:00

totl

120:00:00

Samuell MARIOTT; John KINDER; Gamaliel HYDE his marke

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Thomas BOOTH of Kinder: 19 September 1705

In the name of god amen, I Thomas BOOTH of Kinder in ye parrish of Glossopp and County of Derby Yeoman being under some paine of body but of sound and perfect memory praysed be God for the same doo make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following viz: first I Committ my Sole into ye hands of Allmighty God my Creator Hopeing through ye merrits of his blesed son to receive pardon for all my sins and my body to be buryed in decent manner att ye: discression of my Executors heare after named And for such temporall Goodes God hath intrusted me with my will and mind is as ffolloweth.  Imprimis itt is my will and mind that my funerall Expenses and debts if Any such therebe be paid forth of my p:sonall Estate.  Item it is my will and mind that whereas all my land in Lanckishire was sel[led] upon my Heir before Marriage Now it is my full will and mind that if it shall please god my Wife shall be Conceived and bringe forth a second son, that then such second son shall have all my reall Estate with such limittations as are hereafter Expressed That is to say, if it please god my Wife be conceived of a second son that then such second son shall be chargeable with and shall pay to my Daughter or Daughters the sume of one Hundred pounds when shee shall attaine y: age of one and Twenty yeares And to my son John y: sume of Twenty pounds at such time as my second son if such be shall attaine y: Age of one and Twenty years  Item it is my full will and mind That if it please god my son John shall fall Heyre to all my reall Estate That then and in such Case He shall be chargeable with and shall pay unto my Daughter or Daughters y: sume of One Hundred and Twenty pounds as y: shall attaine age of one and twenty yeares to be Equally devided And it is my Will and mind that my well beloved uncle George BOOTH of Wolley and my Brother Henry BOOTH of Charlsworth be my Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament revoking all others In Wittness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seall the twenty ninth day of June Anno Domini: 1705

Thomas BOOTH

Sealed Signed published and declared in y: psents of us

Thomas WATERHOUSE; Elizabeth  WATERHOUSE her marke; John HIDE

 The condition names his children as: John BOOTH, Mary BOOTH and Margarett BOOTH

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Thomas BOOTH of Kinder: 23 May 1801

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas BOOTH of Kinder in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Gentleman, first I Give and Devise unto my Dear wife Elizabeth and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life the House Garden and premises I now occupy with the outhousing and room to lay Hay in the Barn and standing for a Cow in the Shippen and the round meadow with liberty  to get Fire wood in the Bank at Kinder aforesaid And also one clear annuity or yearly rent or sum of Seventy pounds to be paid to her by four equal quarterly payments in the year the first payment thereof to be made at the end of twenty days next after my decease with a proportionate part of such annuity for any time les than a quarter of any day of payment next preceding her death And which said annuity or yearly sum I do hereby charge upon and direct to be issuing and payable from the remaining part of my Estate (not devised to my said wife for life aforesaid) in Kinder aforesaid And I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that if the said annuity shall happen to be in arrear and unpaid for the space of Seventy days next after any quarterly day of payment then and in such Case from time to time it shall and may be lawful for my said wife and her assigns to enter into and upon the remaining part of my said Estate (not devised to my said wife for life as aforesaid) in Kinder aforesaid or any part thereof and to distain for the recovery of the said annuity as shall be so in arrear or any part thereof and the incidental costs and charges in the like manner as is usual in Cases of Distress for rent service in arrear I Give and Devise all and every my Messuages Cottages Lands tenements rents and hereditaments situate in Kinder aforesaid (so subject and chargeable as aforesaid) and in Chadderton or elsewhere in the County of Lancaster of what tenure nature or kind soever the same or any of them respectively are or be with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto my two Sons in Law and Executors hereinafter name the Reverend John LINGARD and Thomas WATERHOUSE their Executors Administrators and Assigns for the term of 99 years to comence and begin from the day of my death Upon Trust that they the said John LINGARD and Thomas WATERHOUSE or the survivor of them his Executors or administrators do and shall by mortgage thereof or of a competent part thereof do and shall pay for all or any part of the said term of ninety nine years borrow and take up at interest such sum or sums of money as [   ] or [     ] and suficient for the payment of all unjust debts funeral expenses and the Probate of this my will And Subject to the interest thereof do and shall pay apply and dispose of the present clear yearly rents thereof ( not including the mines or Timber therein) during such part of the said term of ninety nine years as my said wife shall happen to live in manner following, that is to say  One third part thereof unto my Daughter Mary wife of John BAYLEY One other third part thereof unto my Daughter Ellen the wife of the said Thomas WATERHOUSE And the remaining one third part thereof unto my Daughter [    ] the wife of John SIMPSON And [crease in original] shall [      ] to die in the life time of my said wife leaving issue Child or Children I direct and order the part of such of them so dying to be continued and paid to such her or their Child or Children And in case any of them shall happen to die without leaving issue Child or Children I direct and order the part of such of them so dying without issue to be continued and paid to the survivors or survivor and to the issue of such of them as shall or may be dead leaving issue such issue taking only amongst them the part that such parent would have taken  if living And upon further trust that they the said John LINGARD and Thomas WATERHOUSE and the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators do and shall from and imediately after the death of my said wife by with and out of the rents issues and profits of my said Estate in Kinder pay unto my said Daughter Mary and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life one clear annuity or rent of [       teen] pounds and ten shillings and for her own sole and separate use and disposal exclusive of the said John BAILEY or of any other Husband or Husbands with whom she shall intermarry and wherewith he or they or any of them shall not in anywise intermeddle neither shall the same or any part thereof be subject or liable to his their or any of their debts control engagements but that the receipt or receipts of my said Daughter Mary alone shall be effectual or sufficient discharge or discharges for the same or for such part or parts thereof as shall be therein respectively acknowledged and expressed to be received And in either manner or by demise sale or Mortgage thereof or of a competent part thereof for all or any part of the said term of ninety nine years as they in their discretion shall think fit levy and raise or borrow and take up at interest the sum of one hundred pounds and pay the same unto my Grandson Daniel BOOTH son of my said Daughter [     ] and also from imediately after  the death of my said Daughter Mary the further sum of sixty pounds and pay and apply the same unto my Grandson Daniel BOOTH Provided always and I do hereby order and direct that in Case the said several sums of one hundred pounds and sixty pounds respectively or either of them so directed to be paid to my said Grandson Daniel BOOTH as aforesaid shall happen to be behind and unpaid by the space of three months next after they or either of them shall respectively become due under and by virtue of this my will Being first lawfully demanded then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Grandson Daniel BOOTH or his assigns into and upon my said Estate in Kinder aforesaid and unto every or any part thereof to enter and distrain for the same or for such part thereof as shall be then due and the distress and distresses then and there found to detain keep sell and dispose of for the raising the said several sums of one hundred pounds and sixty pounds or such of them or such part or parts of them or either of them as shall be so due and unpaid together with the reasonable costs and charges attending such distress and sale rendering the overplus if any there be to the then owner thereof any  thing in this my will contained or any Law usage or custom to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding And so subject and chargeable I Give and Devise the whole of my said Estate in Kinder unto my said Daughter Ellen and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and imediately after her death unto and to the use of all and every or such one or more of the Children of my said Daughter Ellen born or hereafter to be born in such parts shares and proportions manner and form as my said Daughter Ellen notwithstanding her Coverture and whether she shall be sole or married by any her Deed or Deeds in writing to be by her duly signed sealed and delivered in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses or by her last will and Testament in writing or any writing proporting her last will and Testament to be by her signed sealed and published in the presence of and attested by three or more credible witnesses shall direct limit give devise or appoint the same and in default of such direction limitation gift devise or appointment I Give and Devise the same unto the eldest son of my said Daughter Ellen by her present husband the said Thomas WATERHOUSE his heirs and assigns for ever And upon further trust that they said John LINGARD and Thomas WATERHOUSE and the Survivor of them his Executors or administrators do and shall from and imediately after  the death of my [wife] will and out of the [crease in original] of my said Estate in Chadderton aforesaid or elsewhere in the said County of Lancaster pay unto my said Daughter Mary and her assigns for and during so long and such part of the said term of ninety nine years as she shall happen to live One other clear annuity or rent of Thirteen pounds and ten shillings to and for her own sole and separate use and disposal exclusive of the said John BAILEY or any other husband or husbands with whom she shall intermarry and wherewith neither or any of them shall not in anywise intermeddle neither shall the same or any part thereof be subject or liable to his their or any of their debts control management or engagements but that the receipt and receipts of my said Daughter Mary above shall be effectual sufficient discharge or discharges for the same or for such part or parts thereof as shall be therein respectively acknowledged and expressed to be received And so subject and chargeable I Give and Devise the whole of my said Estate in Chadderton aforesaid or elsewhere in the said County of Lancaster unto my said Daughter Betty and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and imediately after her death I Give and Devise the same unto and to the use of and every  or any such one or more of the Children of my said Daughter Betty born or hereafter to be born in such parts shares and proportions manner and form as my said Daughter Betty notwithstanding her coverture and whether she shall be sole or married by [   ] her Deed or Deeds in writing to be by her duly executed in the presence of an attested by two or more credible witnesses or by her last will and Testament in writing or any writing purporting her last will and Testament to be by her duly signed [deed] and published in the presence of and attested by three or more credible witnesses shall direct limit give devise or appoint the same And in default of such direction limitation gift devise or appointment I Give and Devise the same unto the Eldest son of my said Daughter Betty by her present husband the said John LINGARD his heirs and assigns for ever And as for and concerning all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects of what and every nature or kind soever or whersoever  I Give and Devise the same unto my said wife her Executors Administrators and assigns And I do declare my will and mind to be that the said annuity and provision hereinbefore devised and bequeathed is and for the benefit of my said wife are by me intended to be in lieu and satisfaction of her Dower or thirds at Common Law Provided always and [    ] my will and mind is that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustees and Executors and the survivor of them his Executors and administrators to reimburse and satisfy themselves and [      ] of them by with and out of the said [   ] Estate all such costs charges [               ] which they or either of any of them shall or may [      ] or be [    ] unto for or by reason or means of the trusts hereby in them reposed or any thing relating thereto And that [      ] [     ] shall not by answerable or accountable for any [     ] than shall actually come to their hands respectively nor for any involuntary loss or misfortune which shall or may happen to the said trust estate nor shall the [    ] them be answerable or accountable for the acts receipts neglects [   ] misappropriations or non applications of the other of them But each of them only for his own respective wilful acts receipts neglects and defaults And lastly I nominate [          ] and appoint the said John LINGARD and Thomas WATERHOUSE Trustees and Executors hereof and do hereby revoke all former wills by me made and declare this to by my last In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal [      ] thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named Testator Thomas BOOTH as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of one another have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to attest the execution hereof

George HOBSON; Thomas HOBSON; John HOBSON

I Thomas BOOTH of Kinder in the parish of Glossop in the County Derby Yeoman being advanced in years but of sound and perfect memory (blessed be God) Do make and publish this my Codicil to my last Will and Testament bearing date the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety six.  Whereas in my said Will I did nominated and constitute my Sons in Law John LINGARD and Thomas WATERHOUSE Trustees and Executors thereof And my Son in Law John LINGARD is now departed this Life, I therefore do hereby nominate and appoint my Daughter Betty LINGARD and my Son in Law Thomas WATERHOUSE jointly to be Executrix and Executor of my said last Will and Testament and all the Legacies and Bequests in my said Will I hereby do Ratify and confirm. In Witness whereof I have heretofore set my Hand and Seal this twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred.

Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas BOOTH as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses

John TOMMINS; James GARSIDE; Mary GARSIDE

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Anthony BOWDEN of the Cliffe: 3 October 1711

In the Name of God Amen I Anthony BOWEDEN of the Cliffe in Mellor in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeoman beeing Indisposed as to my Bodily health Yet of sound and perfect minde & memory praised been God almighty for the same Yet knowing that all flesh is but Dust and that in the [      ] of Life Wee are in Death Doo therefore make and ordaine this my present last Will & Testament in manner and forme following That is to say ffirst and principally I comend my soule into the hands of God who gave it hopeing in & through the meritorious Death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinns and to Inheritt Everlasting Life and bee made partaker with his Holy Elect in his heavenly Kingdom My Body I Comitt to the Earth to bee decently Interred at the Discretion of my Executor herein after named And as touching the Disposition of all such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestowe on mee I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth First I will that all my Debts funerall Expenses and the Charges of the probate of this my last Will and testament shall bee ffirst payd and Discharged fourth of my whole personall Estate.  Item I Give devise & Bequeath all my Comon Grounds in Whitle Hamel in Bowden Midlecale and in the parish of Glossop in the said County of Derby (now in my possession) unto my Brother Thomas BOWDEN and his heirs for ever.  Item I Doo further give and Bequeath to my said Brother Thomas BOWDEN the sume of fforty pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Brittain And the Bed whereon I usually lye with all the Beding and ffurniture thereunto Belonging as it now Stands Together with my Coffer and all my Wearing Apparell.  Item I Give and Bequeath to Anne Wife of William WAGSTAFFE the sume of Ten pounds And all my Leasehold goods (Excepting the Cl[   ]) Item I Give and Bequeath to my Neice Elizabeth the Wife of John WAGSTAFFE the sume of ffive shillings  Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth the Wife of Joseph WOOD of the Southhouse Ten Shillings  Item I Give and Bequeath to my Nephews William HEGGINBOTHOM and Samuel HEGGINBOTHOM each of them ffive Shillings  Item I Give and Bequeath to my Nephews Anthony BOWDEN [                      ] William HEGGINBOTHOM each ff[    ] each of them ffive shillings apeice Item I Give and Bequeath to my Cousen Joan HAIGH the Sume of fforty Shillings.  All the rest and [residue] of my Goods Chattells rights Creditts and personall Estate Whatsoever I Doo hereby Give Devise and Bequeath unto Samuel BOWDEN son of my Brother Samuel BOWDEN.  Item it is my Will and Mind that my Executor shall bee at Liberty to pay the said Legacies at any time within the space of ffour years next after my Decease  And Lastly I Doo hereby make Constitute and appoint my said Loveing Brother Samuel BOWDEN Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testatment And I Do hereby revoke Dissannull & Utterly make void all former Wills and Testaments by mee heretofore made And in Testimony that this is my Last Will and Testament I have hereunto put my hand and Seal this Eleaventh day of May in the Tenth Year of the Raigne of our most Gracious Soveraigne Lady Anne by the grace of god Queen of Great Brittain ffrance and Ireland

Anthony BOWDEN his marke and Seale 

Sealed Signed published and Declared to bee the Last Will & Testament of the above named Testator, in the presence of us

Edward  BOWER his marke; John CLAYTON; William WATTSON

A True and perfect Inventory of all the Goods and Chattells of Anthony BOWDEN late of Cliffe in Mellor in the Parish of Glossop & County of Derby Yeoman Deceased valued and Appraised (by us whose names are hereunder written this Twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seaven hundred & Eleaven as followeth, viz.

Valued at £173=19=02 by Anthony BOWDEN and John HAGUE

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Anthony BOWDEN of Mellor: 28 April 1762

In the name of God Amen I Anthony BOWDEN of Mellor in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Husbandman being weak of Body but sound of mind and Memory having a desire and do dispose of all my goods Cattle and personal Estate in manner and form following – Inprimis it is my desire that my Body be decently Buried and all my Debts and funeral Expense be first paid Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth the sum of one Shilling Item I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas the sum of one Shilling Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann the sum of one Shilling Item I give and bequeath to my Son James the sum of one Shilling Item I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan the sum of one Shilling Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary the sum of one Shilling and Lastly I give and bequeath the Remainder of my Effects goods and Cattle to my Loving Wife Esther and to her disposal and so Appoint her my whole Executrix and do appoint this my last will and Testament made this 20 of December 1761 and have put my hand and Seal

Anthony BOWDEN His Mark and Seal

Witness

Thos BOWDEN; Peter HAMBLETON His Mark

A True and Perfect Inventory of all the Goods, Cattle Chattels and Credits of Anthony BOWDEN of Mellor in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby Husbandman late Deceased.

Taken, Valued and Apprised by us  Samuell BOWDEN; Ralph FEARNS

Valued @ £18-03-0

Witness our Hands, this Twenty Sixt day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Sixty one.  Valued in all at Eighteen pounds three shillings

Samuell Bowden; Ralph FEARNS

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Anthony BOWDEN of Mellor Ad: 11 June 1808

Whereas Anthony BOWDEN late of Mellor in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby and Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry Cotton Manufacturer Deceased died upwards of fourteen days ago Intestate a Widower leaving his oldest son John BOWDEN in his Minority to wit of the age of Nineteen years but under the age of Twenty one and therefore incapable of taking out Letters of Administration of the Personal Estate of the said deceased  And Whereas the said John BOWDEN hath under his hand and Seal duly elected and made choice of his friend Ralph BRIDGE of Marple in the County of Chester [       ] Manufacturer to be his Guardian and Curator of all intents and purposed in the law Ecclesiastical but more especially for the purpose of taking out Letters of Administration of the Personal Estate of the said Anthony BOWDEN deceased for his use and behoof and during his Minority  Now Know all Men by these Presents that I the said Ralph BRIDGE have accepted and by these precepts do accept the said Office for the purposes aforesaid And that this my acceptance and choice may have its due affect I do hereby appoint William MOTT and John MOTT Notaries Publick and Procurators General of the Lord Bishop Consistory Court of Lichfield [         ] and severally my Pro[          ] to appear before the Reverend and Worshipful William Vyse Doctor of Law Chancellor of the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry his Surrogate or other competent Judge to pray and procure this my Proxy of acceptation to be admitted and enacted and the Guardianship Assigned and Administration Decreed accordingly And what my said Proctors or either of them shall lawfully do in the [              ] I do hereby promise to ratify and confirm In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal Dated the Eighteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1808

Ralph BRIDGE

Sealed and declared by the said Ralph BRIDGE

in the presence of  Thomas DUEWHURST Attorney Marple;  A ECCLES his Clerk

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George BOWDEN: 20th October 1871

This is the last Will and Testament of me George BOWDEN of Church Street, Glossop in the County of Derby, Farm Labourer.  I nominate and appoint my Brother John Wood BOWDEN of Norfolk Street in Glossop in the County of Derby, Relieving Officer, and my Brother in Law Joseph Wood BRADBURY of Hollingworth in the Parish of Mottram in Longdendale in the County of Chester, Furniture Dealer, Executors of this my Will.  I give devise and bequeathe all my Real and Personal Estate of what nature of kind soever unto my brother the said John Wood BOWDEN and my sister Elizabeth the Wife of the said Joseph Wood BRADBURY and their respective heirs executors, administrators and assigns according to the value and quality thereof in equal shares as tenants in common.  In witness whereof I have herunto set my hand this twentieth day of October One Thousand eight hundred and seventy one.

George BOWDEN

Signed by the said testator as 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - Henry CONSTERDINE 41 Norfolk Street, Glossop and Edwin WRIGHT 3 Fitzalan Street, Glossop.

Proved at Derby the thirteenth day of July 1874 by the Oaths of John Wood BOWDEN the brother, and Joseph Wood BRADBURY the Executors to whom Administration was granted.

The Testator George BOWDEN was late of Glossop in the County of Derby, Farm Labourer and died on the 26th day of March 1874 at Glossop aforesaid.

Effects under £100  Extracted by Hervey SMITH, Solicitor, Hyde

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Isabel BOWDEN of the Haigh: 26 March 1690

In the name of god amen I Issabell BOWDEN of the haigh within Bowden Midlecale in the county of Deby widdow being in good health of body and of sound and perfect minde and memory praise be therefore given to allmighty god doe make and ordaine this my psent last will and testament in manner and forme followeing (that is to say) ffirst & principally I comend my soule into the hands^of god my creator hopeing through the meritts and mediation of my saviour Jesus Christe to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinnes and to inheritte everlasting life and my bodie I committe to the earth to bee decently buryed at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all such temporall Estate as it hath pleased god to estwoe upon my I give and dispose thereof as followeth ffirst it is my will and mynd that all my debts and my funerall charges shall be paid and discharged Itm I give unto my sonne Thomas BOWDEN the sume of ffive pounds in money and unto my Daughter Anne the now wife of William BRADOCK the like sume of ffive pounds and unto my Daughter Elizabeth the now wife of William HEGINBOTHOM the like sume of ffive pounds the aforesaid Legacies to be paid within twelve monthes next after my decease and all the rest residue and remainder of all my goods chattelles and psonall estate whatsoever I doe give and bequeath unto my two sonnes Anthony BOWDEN and Samuell BOWDEN equally to be devyded betwixt them and I make constitute and appoynt the said Anthony and Samuell BOWDEN Executors of this my last will and testam. hereby revoking dissannulling and makeing voyd all former wills and testamts. by me formerly made In witness whereof I the said Issabell BOWDEN have hereunto sett my hand and seale the last day of June in the xxxvith yeare of the raigne of our Sovaryne Lord Charles the second by the grace of god king of England & And in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred Eighty and foure/

Isabell BOWDEN her marke and seale

Signed Sealed and published for the last will & testament of the above named Issabell BOWDEN

in the presence of Edmond CLAYTON; John CLAYTON; James BOWDEN

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James BOWDEN of Haigh, Bowden Middle cale: 14 October 1691

In the Name of God Amen the eight and twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare of our lord one Thousand Six hundred Eighty and Two I James BOWDEN of Haigh in Bowden Midlecale within the parish of Glossop and County of Darby yeoman being amongst many other causes moved with the consideracons of the fraylty and uncertainety of the lives of all people in generall and more pticularly of mine owne life whereby I am admonished to make my selfe readye asswell in the preparacon of my soule to  god as by the disposition of my temporall estate in this world doe in good health of bodie and in my perfect and sound memorye and understanding make ordaine and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeing (that is to say) first and principally I bequeath and render my soule unto my Lord God and creator hopeing through the meritts death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgivenesse of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my bodye I comitte to the Earth to bee decently buryed by my Executors hereafternamed And as touching the disposition of all such temporall estate as it hath pleased allmighty god to bestowe upon mee I doe hereby publishe expresse and declare my full minde will and intenson in that behalfe as followeth  And first it is my will and minde that all such debts as of right or conscience I shall happen to owe unto any person or persons at the tyme of my decease bee duely and truely dischardged and paid by my said Executors out of my personall estate goods and chattells and after my said debts paid (if any such shall bee) and my funerall expenses and the chardges of the probate of this my will deducted I doe give devise and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my personall Estate goods and chattells whatsoever unto my two daughters Elizabeth and Mary and such other daughters younger son and sons as I was fortune to have at my decease equally to be devided betwixt or amongst them And I doe further will and appoynt that my brothers Anthony BOWDEN and Samuel BOWDEN shall have the tuition of my said two daughters and of all other my Children untill they shall [          ]=ly attaine the age of one and twentye yeares and the custodye employment and government of their Estates and portons dureing their respective minorityes And whereas in and by one Indenture bearing date the Five and Twentyeth day of June in the Five and Twentyeth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Kind Charles the Second that now is over England & made between mee the said James BOWDEN of the one part and John SYKE son of Nicholas SYKE of Bowden Midlecale aforesaid yeoman and the said Anthony BOWDEN my brother of the other part (there is amongst other things) a certaine provisoe agreement Libertye or favor referred unto for mee the said James BOWDEN by my last will or testament in case I shall have any issue male begotten upon the bodye of Elizabeth SYKE my then intended and now wife to chardge all and singular the messuages tenement and premises in the said Indenture [             ] and comprised or any part or parcell thereof ([           ]=ing onely such parts and parcells thereof as are herein lymitted in Joynture to and for the said Elizabeth my wife dureing the continuance of her Estate therein) with the payment of any sume or sumes of money not exceeding in the whole the sumes of Two hundred pounds to or for the use or [          ] of any person or persons for any intents or purposes whatsoever And there is alsoe another provisoe agreement Liberty or power referred unto and for mee the said James BOWDEN in and [      ] the same Indenture that If I shall happen to bee deceased without and issue male then it shall and may bee Lawfull to and for mee the said James BOWDEN by my last will and testament to chardge all and sungular the said premises or any part or parcell thereof (Excepte as aforesaide) with the payment of any sume or sumes of money intended [      ] the [        ] [          ] [             ] [      ] whole to or for the use or benefit of any person or persons or for any use intent or purpose [       ] The same severall sumes of money to bee payable by such anuall rent or otherwise [               ] such manner as to use shall seeme meete As in and by the said Indenture [              ] [them] [unto] being had and made it doth an may more fully and at lardge appeare Now I the said James BOWDEN [inundoing] and resolving to use and exercise the said liberty powers and authority referred and agreed to bee unto mee by the said Indenture doe by this my present last will and testament in pursuance of the said power and authority and of every or any other power or authority to use in that behalfe by the said Indenture given or reserved declare expresse and publishe my minde will and intencon to bee and doe lymitt appoynt and chardge in that behalfe as followeth (that is to say) that in case I shall happen to be deceased without any issue male by mee lawfully begotten and liveing at or after the tyme of my death and that my personall estate goods and chattells shall not extend in value to satisfye and dischardge all my such debts then  and in such case it is my will and minde and I doe hereby lymitt Chardge directe and appoynt that soe much money as together with the money to bee made by sale of my said personall estate shall bee sufficient to satisfye and dischardge my said debts shall with all convenient speed after my decease bee raise and levyed out or and by the issues and profitts of the said messuage tenement and premises excepte as in the said Indenture is Excepted and shall bee paid and payable to my Executors as the same can bee raised by them to bee employed for the purpose aforesaid provided that the sume soe to be raise for the payment of my debts doe not exceed the sume of ffoure hundred pounds but in case I shall have issue male begotten on the bodye of the said Elizabeth my now wife then it is my will and minde and I doe by this my present will and testament chardge all and singular the said messuage tenement and premises in the same Indenture [            ] excepte as is therein excepted with the payment of the full and cleare sume of Three hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of England unto the said Anthony BOWDEN and Samuell BOWDEN my Executors hereafter named The sume to bee issueing goeing and payable to them out of the premises excepte as aforesaid imediately after my decease for and dureing soe long tyme and untill that the said sume of Three hundred pounds shall bee fully and clearly raise received levyed and taken out of by or with the cleare issues and proffits thereof excepte as aforesaid or shall be otherwise satisfyed and paid unto my said Executors And as touching the said sume of Three hundred pounds it is my will and minde and I doe hereby direct and appointe that my said Executors shall employe soe much thereof as shall fall short of my personall estate for the satisfaction and dischardge of my said debts if such occasion bee And that the residue and remainder of the said sume of Three hundred pounds shall bee disposed employed or putt forth by my sad Executors at Interest or otherwise for the prese[  ]ment equall benefitte and advantage of all my Children other then my oldest son who is to have or expect noe part or porton thereof provyded allwayes and it is my will and minde that if any of My said Children shall happen to bee deceased not haveing been marryed before such tyme as hee or shee shall have attained to the age of one and Twenty yeares then and in such case the share part or proton of the said sume of Three hundred pounds or other legacy hereby given or appoynted to be paid unto him or her soe dying unmarryed as aforesaid shall imediately after his or her death remaine and bee unto the other of my said younger children surviving equally pportonally amongst them And Lastly I doe nominate constitute & appoynt myu said Brothers Anthony BOWDEN and Samuell BOWDEN executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills & testaments by mee heretofore made or declared In witness whereof I have hereunto set my had and seal the and yeare first above written.

Signed sealed and published for the last will and testament

of the within named James Bowden in the presence of

Thomas MOOREWOOD; James GASKELL; Edw: DAVENPORT

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John Wood BOWDEN: 16th February 1909

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Wood BOWDEN of Fern House, Howard Street, Glossop in the County of Derby late relieving officer.  I appoint my daughter Elizabeth GARSIDE the wife of John GARSIDE of Fern House aforesaid, my friend George HADFIELD Master of the Union Workhouse, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield in the County of York and my friend Harry BROADHURST, Bank Manager of Henry Street, Glossop in the County of Derby Executrix and Executors of this my Will.  And I bequeathe to each of them the sum of five pounds for their services free from duty.  I direct them to pay all my just debts personal funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as convenient after my decease.  I give and bequeath all my household furniture and effects in Fern House and premises adjoining and owned by me to my said daughter Elizabeth GARSIDE absolutely I also give devise and bequeath to my said daughter Elizabeth GARSIDE all the residue and remainder of my estate consisting of my leasehold house and premises in Howard Street my leasehold houses in Norfolk Street and Fitzalan Street all situate in Glossop aforesaid including all my ready money moneys invested in shares mortgages and in any other way upon trust to secure the rents and profits insuing therefrom during her life subject nevertheless to her paying regularly all charges ensuing against my estate and keeping all my leasehold House and Premises in good ? able repair And on the death of my said daughter Elizabeth GARSIDE I give devise and bequeath all my said residuary leasehold and personal estate then remaining to her surviving children in equal shares share and share alike as tenants in common their several heirs executors administrators and assigns Provided also And I hereby declare that if any of my said grandchildren shall be under the age of twenty one years at the death of my said daughter Elizabeth GARSIDE then I direct that the interest accruing from such share or shares shall be used in paying for the maintenance clothing ad education of such child or children until her or she arrive at such age And in the meantime I authorise my Executrix and Executors for the time being of this my will to release or otherwise change my investments or continue the same for so long as they shall think it to be for the benefit and advantage of my estate the investments of and securities for monies existing at my death or any one or more of them respectively but all bonuses or other accretions upon or to any shares or other investments of money forming part of my personal estate for the time being shall be considered as corpus or capital and not as income  And shall therefore form part of and be added to my general residuary personal estate And lastly I revoke all former Wills made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said John Wood BOWDEN have hereunto set my hand and subscribed my name this sixteenth day of February One Thousand nine hundred and nine. 

John Wood BOWDEN

Signed by the said John Wood BOWDEN the testator as and for his last and only Will and Testament in the joint presence of us who at his request in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

John WARRINGTON, Workhouse Master Glossop; Ellis SIDEBOTTOM, Relieving Officer, 67 Norfolk Street, Glossop

On the 16th day of August 1913 Probate of this Will was granted at Derby to Elizabeth GARSIDE and Harry BROADHURSTthe surviving Executors.

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Joseph BOWDEN of Glossop: 1858

mentions:

Wife Ruth

Daughters Sarah; Hannah

Executors John HALL tailor; John TAYLOR of Dinting

Witnesses: John BOOTH of High St., druggist; John TAYLOR

John TEAGUE Commisioner of Oaths

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Samuel BOWDEN of New Mills: 6 April 1703

In the name of god Amen the Eleventh day of August in the Second year of the Reign of our sovereign Lady Anne (by the Grace of God) now Queen of Engd Scld ffrance & Ired Defender of the ffaith yr Anno dom 1703 I Samuel BOWDEN of Newmill within the pish of Glossopp in the County of Derby yeoman being aged & Infirme in Body but of sound & disposing memory praised be God for the same Doo ordaine & make this my Last Will & Testament in writeing in maner & forme following (that is to say ffirst principally I comitt my soul into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator hopeing in & through the Meritts or Jesus Christ my alone Saviour & redeemer to obtaine ffree pardon & remision of all my sinnes and to bee made ptaker of Life Everlastinge And my Body I Comitt to the Earth from whense it was taken to be decently Interred at the Discreton of my Executrix herein after named And as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord in mercy hath bestowed upon mee, I Dispose thereof in maner and fform following (that is to say ffirst my will & mind is that all such due Debts as I shall happen to owe and my ffunerall Expenses shall bee discharged forth of my psonall Estate Item I Give and Devise unto Sarah my now Loveing Wife All the rents Issues & pfitts of my sevrall Messuages or dwelling houses Lands Tenements & hereditaments whatsovever within [    ] of their appurtenances Situate Lying & being at Newmill aforesaid and at a certaine place within Whitle Hamblett in the sd pish of Glossopp comonly called the Beardhough or elsewhere within the said Hamblet To have [Rceive] and take the said Rents Issues & pfitts dureing the minority of Anthony BOWDEN my son & Heir & untill my said son or other Lawful Issue of my Body shall or otherwise might have Attained to the Age of one & twenty yeares or untill the second Marriage of the said Sarah whether shall soon or happen.  In Trust [                  ] upon the [       ] following that is to say That she the sd Sarah shall forth of the said rents & monies & yearly pfitts of the pmisses maintaine & bring up as well Anthony BOWDEN my said sonn as alsoo any other child or children begotten by me upon the Body of the sd Sarah untill my Heir shall Attaine such age of one & Twenty years as aforesaid.  Item it is my will & mind that all my Household Goods & Implemt of Household whatsoever which at the time of my death shall stand remaine & bee in my dwelling house at Newmill aforesd shall be pserved to and for the use of such my sd Heir untill he shall come to such sd age and in the meantime my Wife to have the use of them In [case] she shall continue sole & unmarried But in case my said wife shall happen to marry that then & from thenceforth and in such case it is my will & mind and I doo Give & Devise unto her the sd Sarah & unto her Assigns the Annual rent or yearly sume of Twelve pounds of Lawfull money of England to become Issuable & payable out of my said Messuages & Lands hereditaments & pmisses for & dureing the tearme of her naturall Life in [     ] & [     ] satis [          ] of her Dower & [Tithe] Dower & not otherwise The said yearly rent of Twelve pounds to be pd unto the sd Sarah my said wife or unto her Assigns by my nest & Imediate Heir or by such other pson or psons unto whom the [        ] & Inheritance of the pmisses shall app[       ] and belong on the yearly ff[        ] of the Annunciation of the Blessed Lady Mary the virgin & the [      ] of St Michael the Arch Angell by Even & equall portions the ffirst paymt to commence & begin on such of the sd ffeasts as shall first & next happen after such her second Marriage or my sd son Anthony or other Lawfull Heir of my Body begotten upon the Body of the sd Sarah shall or might have attained the Age of one & twenty yeares as aforesd Yet Nevertheless it is my Will & mind that my said Wife shall have & Injoy to her owne use & behoofe the aforesd Messuage or dwelling house att New Mill wth Liberty & wayes & other necessary conveniences for the occupation thereof & of the appurtences thereunto  belonging dureing her Widdowhood onely & noe Longer.

Item I Give and devise all my said Messuages Lands Tenements hereditaments & pmisses wth the appurtenances unto the sd Anthony my sd son and to the Heires his Body Lawfully Issuing and for [default] of such Issue then to the use & behoofe of any second or other son of me the said Saml BOWDEN Lawfully begotten or to bee begotten and to the Heires of the Body or Bodyes of such second or other son or sones lawfully Issueing and for default of such Issue then to the use & behoofe of any daughter or daughters of me the said Saml begotten or to bee begotten upon the Body of the said Sarah my sd Wife and borne at the time of my death or within due time after and to the Heires of the Body or or Bodyes of such daughter or daughters Lawfully Issueinge And for default of such Issue Then as for touching & concerning all that my sd Messuage or Tenemt Lands hereditaments & pmisses situate Lying & being at Beardhough aforesd wth the appurtenances unto & to the use & behoofe of Samuel BOWDEN son & Heir Apparent of Saml BOWDEN of the Cliffe wthn Mellor in the sd pish of Glossopp & County of Derby yeom & to His Heires & Assignes for Ever upon condition nevertheless that [   ] the Saml BOWDEN his Heires and Assignes or some of them shall & doe well & truly pay or cause to bee paid unto the children sons and daughters of William TURNER  of Di[ssop] in the County of Chester husbandman & to the survivor or survivors of them or unto their his or her Assignes the sume of one hundred pounds of Lawfull money of Engd within the space of one whole yeare [     ]after the sd Messuage & Lands last mentioned shall devolve upon him the sd Saml BOWDEN his Heires or Assigns by the Limitatons aforesd equally to be devided amongst them And as Touching & concerning the sd Messuage or dwelling house wth the Dyehouse & [      ] the Buildings & hereditaments wth the appurtenances thereunto belonginge after the Limita[     ] of the Estate use & uses thereof determined as aforesd To the use & behoofe of Anthony BOWDEN son & Heir of James BOWDEN late of Haigh in the sd pish of Glossop Yoem [      ] & to the right Heir of the sd Anthony for Ever Item I Give & bequeath the [        ] interest & yearly profitts of all my Goods Creditts Cattells & Chattells of what nature or quality Soever unto Sarah my sd Wife untill my sd Son Anthony shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years in case my sd wife shall soe long Continue in the state of Widowhood & not otherwise [          ] if that she will Improve  & Imploy the same to the use & benefitt of my sd son Anthony my will & mind is that the sd Sarah my wife shall & doo well & truly pay over & transferr unto my sd son at the Attainmt: of such his sd Age or at the time of her sound Marriage whether shall sooner happen all & [       ] my sd Goods Creditts & Chattells whatsoever or together wth the Improvemt thereof In case noe other child or children Lawfully begotten by me upon the body of the said Sarah shall begotten then Liveing but in the case there shall happen to bee any same young child or children then Liveing That they & in such [            ] sd Sarah shall sati[        ] & pay outt of such goods Creditts & psonalls to such child if but one the sume of three hundred pounds of Lawfull money of England if more than one the like sume equally to be devided between them Item It is further my Will & mind that in case my said son Anthony shall happen to depart this life before his haveing accomplished the Age of one & twenty years or bee [          ] in Marriage & shall Leave noe such surviving Brother or Sister as aforesd nor any Issue of his owne Body Lawfully begotten & then Liveing That then & in such case the sd Sarah my sd wife shall as Legacy & bequest by[   ] Devise well & truly pay or cause to bee paid the severall & [          ] sumes of money herein after named that is to say To Elizabeth BOWDEN and Hannah BOWDEN daughtrs of the Deced: James BOWDEN the sume of thirty pounds of lawfull money of England and to Anne Daughter of Samuel BOWDEN before named the sume of thirty pounds of Like lawfull money of England And unto Anthony BOWDEN son of the sd Deced: James BOWDEN the sume of one hundred pounds of Like Lawful money of England. And unto the before named Samuel BOWDEN son of the said Samuel BOWDEN of the Cliffe the sume of ffour hundred pounds of Like Lawfull money of England to bee paid to the respective sons before named within the space of one whole year next after the decease of mf the sd Anthony BOWDEN dying in his minority & Leaveing noe surviving Brother or Sister nor Lawfull Issue of his owne Body as aforesaid Item it is my Will & mind & I doe Appoynt the said Sarah my said Wife to have the Tuition as well of the said Anthony BOWDEN my sd Son and Heir as alsoo of any other young Child or Children of me the sd Saml: Bowden begotten upon the Body of the said Sarah wch shall or may bee borne at or in due time after my decease in case she the said Sarah shall continue in the state of  Widowhood & not otherwise Item it is my Will & mind and I doe further appoynt & nominate the said Sarah my said Wife the sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament hopeing she will faithfully pform the same Item it is my Will and mind that in case my said Wife shall happen to Marry after my decease that then she shall take out of my Househould Goods before Limited [    ] to her dureing her Widdowhood one Bedd wth furniture for her owne uses notwithstanding any devise herein to the contrary And Lastly I doe hereby [   ]trate & mke void all formr Wills by me heretofore made & I doo declare this to bee my Last Will & Testament In

Wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & seal the day & year ffirst within written.

Samuel BOWDEN

Sealed signed published & declared by the Testator for & [   ] his Last Will & Testament In psence of

Robert BEARD; Thomas BEARD; John WATERHOUSE

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Thomas BOWDEN of the Banke in the parish of Glossop

Glossop: 15 September 1631

In the name of god amen the tenthe day of may in the yeare of our lord god 16[23] I Thomas BOWDEN of the Banke In the pishe of Glossopp and Countie of Derbie beinge of pfct memorie God Bethanked, Do Institute ordayne Declare and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following: first I give and bequeith my soule to almighti god my maker trusting through the Death of Jesus Christ my Saviour to Be one of his Elect and Chosen and to live with him in glorie and my Bodie to Be Buried in the Chappell of Heafeld and as for my worldly goods I bequeith them as followe the Inprimis I give and bequeith unto Robert BEARDE of Clough houses xs Ite I give unto John BEARDE of kinder hed xs Ite I give unto Raphe BEARDE Brother to the sayd John xxs and all my tentors It I give unto Thomas DOWNES of nether spinner bothome xs Ite I give unto James BOWDEN my servant xijd Ite I give and bequeith unto everie Child which I am godfather unto each of them vjd Ite I institute and make Elizabeth my wife to Bee my true and lawfull Executor of this my last will and testament and to Bee supervisors of this same I desire my wellbeloved Brother in lawe Richard SILVESTER and Robart BEARD trustinge the will see this my will fulfilled in all things as my trust is in them

Debt owinge unto me are these

.

Debtes wch of I owe are theese 

.

Inprimis Margaret [ANDREWS]

iij£

Inprimis Elen BOWDEN

Ite Robert BEARD of heafeld

iij£

Ite George [L]IDDIAT

 iiij£ iijs vjd

Ite Willyam BEARD his sone

xxs

Ite henerie BOUTH de Charlesworth

xl viijs vjd

Ite John BENNET of Whitfeld

xvjs

Ite Anne WHYTE

 xls

Ite George BEARDE

xs

Ite John WARRINTON

xvjs

Ite Thomas BOWDEN de [   pleand]

iiijs

Ite Elen BENNET of litle heafeld  

xxxvijs

Ite Godfrey BEARD

xs

-

-

Ite Thurston PLATS

viijs

-

-

Ite Ottiwell DOWNES

vijs iijd

-

-

Ite Raphe CROWTHER

xxs

-

-

Ite Edmond HAUGHE de whitfeld 

xijs iiijd

-

-

Ite Thomas WHYTE 

xvijs vjd

-

-

Ite Adam EYRE    

vjs

-

-

Ite frances EYRE my land lorde

xxixs

-

-

The will of Thomas BOWDEN

Theese beinge Wittnesses

Richard SILVESTER  X; Robert HADFELD  RH  

June the tenth Anno Dom 1631

A true and [     ] Inventorie of all the goods and Chattells movable and unmovable of Thomas Bowden of the Banke within the Countie of Darbie and pishe of Glossoppe Desessed presed and comprysed by theese psons Raphe HYDE Christopher BENNET Robert HADFELD & Edward DOWNES

(not transcribed, valued @ xxxiij£ xixs vjd)

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Thomas Swindells BOWDEN: 27th February 1914

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Swindells BOWDEN of Wellgate, Glossop in the County of Derby, Chartered Accountant.  I appoint my sons William James BOWDEN of Norfolk Street, Glossop aforesaid Physician and surgeon and George BOWDEN of Wellgate aforesaid Accountant and my daughter Elizabeth Shepley CHARLESWORTH (the wife of Henry CHARLESWORTH, Building Surveyor) Martha HUNTER (the wife of Harold Walkington HUNTER, Bank Cashier) and Sarah Rebekah BOWDEN spinster (Hereinafter called my Trustees) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will.  I give devise and bequeath unto my Trustees all the real and personal estate and effects of or to which I shall be possessed or entitled or over which at the time of my decease I may have a power of appointment or disposition upon trust that they shall sell call in and convert so much thereof as shall not consist of money and out of the moneys of which I shall be possessed at the time of my death shall pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and shall stand possessed of the trust moneys which shall remain after such payments on trust to pay and divide the same equally to and amongst such of my children as shall be living at the time of my decease and the issue of such of them as shall be dead such issue nevertheless to take only the share to which his her or their deceased parent would have been entitled if living.  I declare that any moneys requiring investment hereunder may pending the final and ultimate distribution and division of my said estate and effects be invested in or upon any of the public stock funds or securities of the United Kingdom or on mortgage of freehold copyhold or leasehold estates in England or Wales or upon the Bonds Debentures or Debenture Stock of any Railway Canal or Dock Company in England authorized by Special Act of Parliament or with any Municipal Corporation or Urban District council with liberty for my trustees at their discretion to vary such investments into or for others at the description contemplated by this trust.  And lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty seventh day of February One thousand nine hundred and fourteen. 

Thomas S BOWDEN

Signed by the said Thomas Swindells BOWDEN as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in hte presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

George H WILSON, Solicitor Glossop; Cyril S ROWBOTTOM, his Clerk

On the 8th day of November 1915 probate of this Will was granted at Derby to William James BOWDEN, George BOWDEN, Elizabeth Shepley CHARLESWORTH, Martha HUNTER and Sarah Rebekah BOWDEN the Executors.

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Edward BOWER of Knightwicke

Proved Lich: 18 September 1683

In the name of God Amen I Edward BOWRE the Elder of Knightwicke in the pishe of Glossop & Countie of Derbie yeoman beinge infirme & weake in bodie, but of good & sound memory praised by God therefore, beinge desirous to settle the estate both reall & personell the Lord hath lent me to precent discontents [         ] [         ] at [       ] amongst my ffreinds & relacons doe therefore deliberately & [            ] make & ordayne this my last will & testament in maner & forme [       ] hereafter followinge & first I comitt my soule into the hands of the [         ] blessed Trinity ffather sonn & Holy Ghost trustinge for pdon of all my sinnes & salvacon of my soule in the onely meritts of my blessed Lord & saviour Jesus Christ & desire that my body [        ] be interred in decent & christin[     ] at the discrecon of ffrends & my executrix herein hereafter nom[      ] & appointed & of my goods Chattells lands & estate both reall & psonell I dispose as herein hereafter is lymitted & appointed And first of all it is my mynde & will & I doe herein appoint that all my debts & funerall expences be forthwith after my decease payd out of my whole estate Itm I give unto my lovinge wife Elizabeth one Arke standing in my [            ] the halfe of my husbandry waer & all my goods & chattells wheresoe[ver] in whose hands soe the same shalbe found Itm I give leave & bequeath the other halfe of my husbandrie wear unto my oldest sone John BOWER Itm I give unto John HAIGE my sone in law twelve pence Itm I give leave & bequeath unto my said lovinge wife Elizabeth all the Lands I have in possession at Knightwicke afforesaid for & duringe her naturall life onely & in full recompence of her dower tythe or dower & joynture out of my said Land Itm I give leave & bequeath unto Edward BOWER my seacond sone the house I now doe now inhabitt in & the Chest before the doore of my said dwellinge house after the deceasse of my said wife to him & his heires for ever so the said Edward my sone & his heires paying in unto his other brother John BOWER & his heirs twelve pence p anu in stead of all Rents & Harriotts & it is my will that if so the said Edward my seacond sone die without any issue of his body lawfully begotten then Thomas BOWER my third sone & his heires shall have & enjoye the said dwellinge house to him & his heires for ever Itm I give leave & bequeath unto the same Edward BOWER m seacond sone sixteene pounds & to Barbarah BOWDON my daughter one & twentie pounds & Thomas BOWER my sone one & twentie pounds & to Raphe BOWER & Andrew BOWER my sones alsoe to to either of them One & twenty pounds All wch said sumes I appoint them & any of them & the survivors of them to have receive & [         ] & [      ] the [        ] of my said Lands at Knightwicke & till they & any of them have & receive the said s[     ] s[      ] to hould have occupy possesse & [      ] All my said Lands at Knightwicke afforesaid & after the sumes are received & hadd I give my said Lands at Knightwicke to my sone John BOWER my said oldest sone to him & his heires [     ] not hinderinge or molestinge my other children in occupation of the said lands untill that sumes of money & any of them bee received & hadd out of  the pfitts of the said Lands Itm for that Leasse wch I have of Tythe Corne I assigne the one halfe to my wife & the other halfe to myne oldest sone [    ] equally payinge the Rent betwixt them Lastly I doe hereby constitute ordayne & appoint my said wife Elizabeth BOWER to be the sole & onely executrix of this my last will & testament In wittness thereof the said Edward BOWER the older & testator have hereunto sett my hand & seale the third daie of March in the thirtie fourth yeare of the Raigne of our most gracious Soveraign Lord Charles the seacond by ye grace of god kinge of Enland Scotland ffrance & Ireland Kinge defender of the faith

Anno Dom 1681

Edward BOWER his mke & seale

Read & Pronounced to be last will & testament of the said Edward BOWER the older in the     psence of the [next two lines illegible} the older wittnesse our hands

Nicholas HIGINBOTHAM [             ] EAYORE

A true and pfect inventorie of all the goods Cattels and Chatts And debts of Edward BOWER senior late of Knightwig in the parrish of Glossop and County of darby yeoman deceased vlaued and prized by John HIBBERT John WYLD Edward BOWER April the twelfth day in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred Eighty and three. (not transcribed, valued @ £45-3-6)

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George BOWER of Aspinshaw: 17 October 1753

In the Name of God Amen I George BOWER of Aspinshaw in the parish of of Glossop in the County of Derby Gentleman, being of sound mind and perfect Mind and Memory (Praised be God) but Considering the Uncertainty of this Morale Life do make publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner herein after mentioned Where as I have severale Years ago Absolutely Conveyed my Real Estate unto my Son Buckley BOWER and his heirs and part of my personal Estate But as Concerning such part of my personal Estate which I am now possessed off or any ways intitled unto I dispose thereof in manner following And first I order that all my Debts and funerale Expenses be paid and discharged  And then I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth BUCKLEY the Sum of One hundred pounds to be paid to her at the end of Twelve Months next after my Decease Also I Give unto my Faithfull Servant Rachel FORSTER the Sum of Ten pounds to be paid her at the end of Three Months next after my Decease. And as Concerning the residue and remainder of my personal Estate I Give and Bequeath the same unto my Son Buckley BOWER and appoint him sole Executor hereof Revoking all former Wills by me at any Time heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand and Seal this ffifth day of April in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and ffifty Three

Geo: BOWER

Sealed Signed published and declared by the above named George BOWER the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the Sight and presence of us who have Subscribed our Names and Witnesses to the due Execution hereof in the Sight and presence of the said Testator

Samuel HOPWOOD; Ann HOPWOOD; John CLAYTON

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John BOWER of Tortopp

Proved Lichfield: 15 May 1696

In the name of god Amen the fifth day of August Anno dom one thousand six hundred ninety & ffive I John BOWER of Tortopp in the parrish of Glossop & County of Derby Chapman being in perfect mind & memory praised be the lord for the same knowing that death is most Certaine, but the houre thereof most uncertaine doe therefore make publicke & declare this my last will & testament in manner & forme ffollowinge ffirst & most principally I Comand my Soul into the hands of allmighty god my creator & my Body I comit to the Earth where of it was first fashioned to be buried at the discretion of my Executors herein hereafter named: And as touching all my whole Estate Both Reall & personall my mind & will is that my debts & ffunerall Expences Shall be satisfied & payed forth of the same.  ffirst it is my will and mind and I doe give leave & bequeath All my Land which I purchased of Thomas EYRE Esq:, unto my father Edward BOWER. And to my Brother Thomas BOWER to be Equally divided betweene them. I say I give it them & their heires for ever And all my Lands: in Whytle Hamblet I give leave & bequeath unto my father Edward BOWER & my brother Thomas BOWER I say I give it them & their heires for Ever.  Item I leave & bequeath unto my father Edward BOWER & to my brother Thomas BOWER all my Cattells & Chattels Bills Bonds debts debtbooks writteings whatsoever belong ing or appertaining to me the testator In whose hands or possession the same shall remane or be found.  Item it is my will & mind & I doe give leave & bequeath unto my loving Child Sarah BOWER the Sume of Two hundred pounds of currant money Item it is my will & mind & I doe leave & bequeath unto my loving Childe Hannah BOWER the Sume of two hundred pounds of Currant English money to be paid to them the Sd Sarah & Hannah abovenamed within three yeares next Ensueing at after my Decease That is eyther Childe two hundred pound to be payed forth of my whole Estate by mine Executors herein hereafternamed, Item I give leave & bequeath unto my uncle Thomas BOWER ten pounds of Currant money to be payd as my Executors shall see Convenient & Cause & according to Executors discretion. Item I give leave & bequeath unto Jeremiah TURNER my man five pounds of Currant money. Item I give leave & bequeath unto Elizabeth HIBBERT my Sister five pounds of Currant money Item I give & bequeath unto my man John CHERRY of Macclesfield the sume of ten pounds Item I give & bequeath unto Margaret WORSLEY fortey ginnes also it is my mind that al the rest And remainder of my goods cattell and Chattels besides discharging all my lagacis and debts I give And bequeath unto Susannah BOWER & Mary BOWER my loveing Sisters to be equaley devided betwixt them also I doe leave Edward BOWER my father And Thomas BOWER my Brother executors off this my last will And testament Revokeing all former wills by me made in wittness were of I the saide John BOWER the testator have here unto put my seale the fifth day of August the year 1695

Signed sealed published & declared by the above named John BOWER the testator for this last will & testamt in the psence of us

Ralph ASHENHURST; John GREAVES; Robert HOLLIWELL; John CARRINGTON

A true and pfect Inventory of all & singular the Goods Credits & Cattells of John BOWER Late of Torrtop in the parish of Glossopp in the County of Derby Woolen draper Apprized by us whose names are subscribed the Thirteenth day of August Ano Don 1695

(not transcribed, valued by John WATERHOUSE, Ralph CLAYTON & Rayly BOWDON)

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Thomas BOWER of Tor Top: 20 October 1731

In the name of God Amen I Thomas BOWER of Tortop in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Yeoman under some paine of body but perfect and sound mind & memory praised be God for the same do make this my Last Wiil and Testament In manner and forme following Imprs I Humbly Comend my soule into the Hands of God that gave itt And my Body to the Grave to be there interred according to the discretion of my Executrix and Executor hereafter named and as touching such temporall Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with my will and mind is that all my Just Debts & ffunerall Expences with the probate of this my Last Will and all Incident Charges touching the same shall be paid & discharged forth of my p:sonall Estate And as for and Conserning all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate both reall and p:sonall I give Devise and bequeath of as followeth   And Whereas I have severall Estates of Land Lyeing in Bowden Middlecale in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby I give and bequeath unto my son John BOWER all my Houseing and Land lyeing in Whitle Hamlet Hee Yeilding and paying as ffolloweth the Scarret Lease, the Walkmill, the paper Mill, and Encrochment And all that Mortgage Lyeing at Eves Knowle, And halfe of Heafield Corne Mill, and all my Houses and housing Gardens and orchards Lyeing in Heafield as aforesaid Likewise one Intack Lyeing in Chinle with all and every of their appurtenances unto him and his Heirs forever at after my sister Mary Decease it is my Will and mind that my Loveing wife Sarah have the Little House and Garden & the sume of ten pounds yearly during her Life to be paid unto Her out of the Issues and profits of the afforementioned Estate & In part of her Joynture I give devise and bequeath unto my Sonn George BOWRE all my Estate Lyeing at Bruckhouses, and Dan Heys both in the possession of George HADFIELD And Tom HEYS and all that ffee farme Land which my ffatherinlaw George YEAVELY purchased of Thomas EYRE Esq with all the enchrocments belonging to them with all & every of their appurtenances unto him and his heires forever.  Onely this exception he paying unto his Mother yearly and every year during her naturall Life the sume of Tenn pounds per annum out of the rents Issues and profits of the last mentioned Estates, and allowing her the Kitchin and the Chamber over itt during her naturall Life in part of her Joynture as aforesaid And further the Kitchin and Chamber over it before mentioned are to be putt in repair by my Executrix and Executor here after named.  Item I give and bequeath unto my sonn Yeavely BOWRE all my Land at Lanehead in Great hamlet which I purchased of John BUCKLEY and all the ffee farme land thereunto belonging, And all my Land lyeing att Hollingworth head now in the possession of John HYDE with all & every of its appurtenances unto him and his Heires forever. I Likewise give him my Moiety of Knars Lease for him to Enter upon the Last mentioned Estates when he attains unto the age of won and twenty years and the Issues and profits their of to be raised & Improved for his use by my Executrix and Executor until that time Excepting Tenn pounds per annum which is to be raised and paid unto his Mother during the terme of her Naturall Life out of the rents and profits of the Estates last mentioned in part of her Joynture as aforesaid And if it happen that my sonn Yeavely depart this Life before hee attaine the age of won and Twenty years then it is my will and mind and I give and bequeath all the Last mentioned Estates to be Equally divided betwixt my two sons John BOWER and George BOWRE and unto their Heirs forever. the true intent and meaning of the aforesaid Close in this my will is that it shall goe Equally betwixt them in Case Either of them dye the survivor shall have noe Advantage for it shall goe Equall at after his death to his Heires if he Leave any. They paying unto their Mother Tenn pounds per annum yearly & every year during the time of her naturall Life  In Lue of her Joynture and in full Satisfaction of her Dower at Comon Law, And Likewise they paying unto their sister Ann BOWRE the Sume of Two Hundred pounds at twelve months End next after my sonn Yeavely BOWRE decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann BOWRE the Sume of ffive Hundred pounds of Lawfull money to be raised and paid of my p:sonall Estate unto her with twelve months next after my Decease by my Executrix and Executor here after named And Lastly all the rest residue and remainder of my p:sonall Estate that are not before bequeathed It is my will and mind that at after all my Just debts Legacies and bequests are all paid and discharge My Loveing Wife My sonn John BOWRE and my son George BOWRE shall have the residue of my p-sonall Estate Equally amongst them three share and share alike I Nominate Constitute and appoint my Loveing wife Sarah and my Brother George BOWRE Executrix and Executor my true and sole Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament In witness where of I have here unto putt my hand and seall this Twenty Eight day of May in the Third year of our Soveraigne Lord George the Second King of Great Brittaine Anno Domin: 1730:

Signed Sealed Declared and published as and for the Last will and Testament of the above said Testator Thomas BOWER in the psence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesess thereof in the said testators p:sence And these words in the fifteenth Line was all put in before the Sealing & delivery & publishing of this will `

And the saume of Ten pounds yearly during  her life`

 and afterwards this sealed and published as & for ye last will of ye testator  Tho  BOWER

Joseph HIBBERT; Randle HIBBERT; Henry BOOTH

June ye 8 1731

A true Inventory of all the goods Credits and Cattles of Tho BOWER of Tortop in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Woollen Draper Deceased apprized by us whose names are hereunto Subscribed the day and year first above written

(Not transcribed valued @ £2280=09=0 by Edward DRINKWATER, Joseph HIBBERT & Hen KYRKE)

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William BOWERS High St., Howard Town, Glossop: 1858

mentions:

Wife Sarah

Daus Betty; Hannah; Azeneth FIELDING

Sons John, a grocer; Joshua.

Witnesses: James SHALLCROSS; Samuel ROBERTS

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Anne BOYER of Torr Top: 13 April 1703

In The name of god Amen the twenty second day of Aprill And in the yeare of account: 1702 I Ann BOYER of the Tortop in thee parrish of glossop & County of darby: Widdow considereing the Cartainty of death & the uncartainty of the time when, doe Constitute ordaine & make this my present Last will and testament in for as ffolloweth And first & principally I comite & command my soule & spirit into the hands of Allmighty god my Creatour truly hopeing through his mercy & the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive forgiveness & pardon for all my sines & to In Joy peace & phylycity for my soule with him forever, And my Body I doe Comit to the Earth to be decently buryed in the grave yard Att the Slackhall Att The discretion of my Executours here in after named as for all my worldly Estate & doe give and dispose of it as followeth Imprimis It is my will And mind that all my funarall Expences and Charges And all Such debets as any bee, as of right I doe then owe unto any person shall be first paid & discharged out of my whole Estate by my Executoures Item I give And bequeath unto my son in law Randulfe HIBBERT the sum of one shilling Item I give & bequeath unto my three daughters namely Elezabeth HIBBERT Susanna And Mary BOYER Every one of them the sum of twenty pounds apiece Item I give & bequeath unto Every Child to whome I am grand mother the sum of two shillings Six pence And to John HIBBERT son to Randulfe And Elezebeth HIBBERT above & beside two shillings Six pence the sum of two pounds Those legicese above mentioned to become due & payable by Executours to the persons above named or to theire Assignes with in the Space of two years next Immediately in sueing after my Death

And from & after the paying and discharging of the sevarall sums above mentioned respectisely I doe hereby Im power and Authorrise my son Thomas BOYER Att the sight of two honest neightbours to take for him selfe out of my Estate to the value and worth of sisteene pounds & Execpt that his Brother george have done or then doe give and resine unto his said Brother Thomas his right title and interest that hee hath in the ould house and housing Situate & Standing Att the Tortop, but If my son george doe resine and give his right And title aforesaid to his Brother, then it is my will and mind that the said Sum of the Sisteen pounds to be null and voide And I doe then give and bequeath all the remaineing part and residue of my Estate What soever, Equally to my two Sones Thomas and george BOYER I say to be devided betwixt them, And lastly I doe hereby appoint constitute ordaine and make my two Sones Thomas BOYER and george BOYER Executours of this my last will And Testament have by disireing that noo difference nor Contest may be or Arise About any thing here in by mee given bequeathed or least but that It may be Constructed and adjudged and taken to be According to the Circumstancese of my will, hereby Revocking and dissanulling all former and other will or wills by mee made here to fore Ratifieing and Confirming this to be my Last will and Testament In Wittness where of I the Said Ann BOYER have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written

Ann BOYER her Seal And marck

Sealed Signed published and declared to be the Last will and Testament of the with in named Ann BOYER in the presents of us

Jonathan BOWDON; Samuell ARMSTRONG; James RIDGWAY

A true and pfect Inventory of the goods Creditts And Chattels of Ann BOYER Late of Tortop in the parish of glossop in the County of derby Widdow deceised & Apprized by us whose names are Subscibed the 10th day off Aprill Ano Dom 1703 as followeth

(not transcribed, valued @ £95-10-0 by Jeremiah TURNAR & Peter WOOD)

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Ralph BOYER of the Lower House at Knightwick

Proved Chesterfield: 5 May 1725

In the Name of God Amen.  The Twenty Seaventh day of February in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George by the grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland defender of the Faith Anno Dom. 1724.  I Ralph BOYER of The lower house at Knight wick within the Parish of Glossoppe and County of  Derby Yeoman, being Aged and weak of Body but of Good and perfect Memory, for which I heartily Thank and prais Almighty God, Do Constitute Ordain and make this Testament Containing my Last Will in manner and forme following, First and prinsi pally I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Heavenly Creator and Maker trusting in and though the merits of Christ his Death and passion to be one of his Elect and Chosen people And my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in due and decent Manner at the discression of my Executors hereafter herein mention’d and for such worldly Goods and Estate as it hath pleased God of his mercy to Endow me with all my minde and will is as here after followeth. First my minde and will is that all my Debts and Funeral expences Shall be discharged and paid out of my Personal Estate and if that falls short of discharging them, it is then my minde and will that the be discharged yearly until my son Thomas Attains unto the Age of Twenty one years out of all my Lands in such sort as is here after by me Appointed.

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Dear and loving Wife Mary BOYER one Halfe of All my Lands for and during her natural life if she keeps herselfe unmarried, with liberty to live in the Chamber over the new Stable paying Twenty five Shillings yearly until my son Thomas is Twenty one years of Age towards the discharging my Debts and funerall expences if my personal Estate falls shorte of paying them, but in case sge us Married again, then it is my minde and will, that she shall only have Four pounds paid her yearly at two equall payments (Viz) forty shillings within Twenty days after every Eleventh day of November and Forty shillings within Twenty days after every Twenty fifth day of March so long as As (sic) she shall live.  And I do farterh give and bequeath unto my said Wife, One Cow, and one Bed with all the furniture belonging to it, as it now stands inthe Parlor where I now live, to be disposed of as to her shall seem meet and convenient.

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Dear and only Son Thomas BOYER one halfe of all my Lands untill he shall be Twenty one years of Age to maintain him with, only with this limitatian what Twenty five shillings go out of it yearly towards the dischargeing my Furnerall expences and my Debts if my personal Estate falls shorte of doing it.

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Dear Daughter Sarah BOYER Forty pounds to be paid her by My son Thomas within one year after he Attains to the Age of Twenty one Years and for default of his payment of it, It is my Minde and Will that my said Daughter shall enter upon one halfe of all my Lands and the same to hold and peaceably posses and Injoy until she is fully discharged and paid the 40 above mention’d, and my said Daughter shall have liberty to live in the Chamber over the new Stable Joyntly with her Mother as long as she is unmarried, and if she departs this life before my son is Twenty one years of Age, and she hath been Married and leaves one Child or Children behind her, I Bequeath the fforty pounds above to her Issue

Itm I give and Bequeath to my Dear Daughter Mary HIBBERT one Shilling to be paid her within one Month after My Death

Itm I  Give and bequeath unto my Dear son Thomas Boyer All my Land and Reall Estate within the Kingdom of Great Britain when he shall attain to the age of Twenty one years to him and to his Heirs for Ever, but in case my said son depart this life in his minority, I then give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary HIBBERT and to the Heirs of her Body all My Lands and Reall Estate paying to Her Mother the sum of Fifty Pounds within Two years after my Death, and also paying to my Daughter Sarah One Hundred pounds within one year after the Death of my said son, And of this my last will and Testament I Make my Dear wife Mary BOYER, and my son ThomasBOYER my Executors,  And I Appoint Randle HIBBERT of Whitle, and John WARRINGTON of Hage-fold Yeomen.  Trustees, to see that this my will is fulfilled and Executed, and I require and charge my Executors to make their Accompl. to them every year till my son is Twenty one years of Age, And to this my Last will and Testament, Renounsing all former wills made by me, I have put my Hand and Seale the Day and year above written.

Ralph R BOYER his mark and seale

Signed Sealed and published to be the last will of Ralph BOYER the words, (one Child or) being first interlined in the presence of. 

Anth STAFFORD; Susanna WARRINGTON; Agnes RODES

A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattels and Cattell as did Lately belonge and appertaine unto Ralph BOWRE of Whitle Hamlett in the parrish of Glossopp and County of Derby Clothier Lately deceased Vallued and prized the sixteenth day of march Anno Dom: 1724/5 by Thomas BOWRE & Thomas BOOTH as ffolloweth.

(not transcribed, valued @ £110-16-11)

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Edmund BRADBURY of Bankhead: 15 April 1691

In the name of God Amen, The second day of ffebruary in the second year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord & Lady William & Mary (by the grace of God) of [    ] Anno domi 1690 I Edmund BRADBURY of Bankhead within the parish of Glossop in ye County of Derby Gent being sick & weake in Body but of sound & pfect mind & memory prayse bee given to God for ye same Doe ordaine & make this my Last Will & Testament in writinge and manor & forme followinge (That is to say) first & principally I comitt my soul into the handes of Allmighty God my Creator hopeing through the meritts of Jesus Christ my Alone saviour & Redeemer to receive free pardon & remission of all my sinnes, And to bee made ptaker of Life Everlastinge and my Body I Comitt to the Earth from whence it was taken to bee decently Interred att the discreson of my Exe: herein after named And as touching such worldly Effect[   ] the Lord in mercy hath bestowed upon me I Dispose thereof in manor & fforme following that is to say ffirst My will &mind is that my due Debts & ffunerall expences shall be satisfyed & payd out of my whole Estate, Item I Give & bequeath unto Margarett my now Loveinge Wife One Bed with furniture, One Cowe & one Chair And one Coffer att her owne [     ] & house Item My will & mind is that Ellen BRADBURY my Mother shall be maintained provided for with [    ] =alls Was[     ] & Lodginge, Apell & other mess[   ]yes duringe her naturall Life and at her decease shall bee decently Interred att the costes & charges of my Exor: out of my psonall Estate psuant to an Agreemt: Lately made with my Mother, Item I Give & devise unto my younger Children sones & daughters All that Cottages house Gardens & Cote with the appurtenances now in the possession of Catherine KNIGHTLY to have & to hould the same unto my sd younger Children the survivor and survivors of them & their his or her Assignes dureing the naturall Life of Nicholas BRADBURY my Brother And from After his decease I Give devise the same to [        ] appurtenances unto Robert BRADBURY my sonn their his heires & assignes forever Item I Give Devise All that my messuage or dwelling houses buildings Gardens Crofts yt Bankside thereunto belonginge situate Lyeinge being at [            ] in the parish of Glossop with the appurtenances unto & to thereof all & every my sd younger Children and the survivor & survivors of them duringe their & his & her virginity And from [    ] their being severally pferred in marriage or being otherwise disposed of into [  ]rades or Imployment or rel[  ]ative deathes [  ] shall first happen Then to th[   ] & [       ] of my sonn Robert his Heires & Assines for ever, Item I Give & Bequeath unto my sonn Robert All that Beadstead or frame Table & Seileing in the Chamber over the parlor or my dwelling house att Bankhead aforesd And Garner in my Barne att Bankhead aforesd, Item All the residue & remainder of my Househould Goods Instruments of Husbandrie Stock of Cattell sume & sumes of money due & oweing or which may become due unto me from my sonn Robert or other pson or psones wtsoever and all other my Goodes & Chattells psonall wtsoever I Give & bequeath unto all & every my [     ] Children sonnes & daughters their survivor & survivors of them equally to be devided amongst them To [    ] Imployed for those of my sd Children toward their [education] [                               ] by Margarett my [   ] Loveinge wife & my Exec: the survivors of them untill they shall [        ] =ly Accomplish the age one & twenty yeares or be pferred in marriage [                         ] soone happen, yett my will & mind is that if my [    ] shall [                                                   ] aforesd before the same shall become [                                                                                    ] (last four lines are illegible on the microfilm copy)

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Nicholas BRADBURY Gent. of Ollersett, co. Derby: 2 August 1575

In the name of god amen the 14 daye of the monhte of July in the yeare of our Lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe thre schore and 14 I Nicholas BRADBURIE of Ollersett in the countye of Derby gentleman sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance (laud and prayse be geven to almyghtyie god make my Testament conteyninge herein my Last will in maner and forme folowinge, That is to say I geve and bequeathe my soule to almyghtie god my maker and Redemer and my body to be buried in the Churche or Chapell at Disley by the Lycence of the Right worshipfull Sir Peter Leghe knyght Item I will and my mynde is that all such debtes as I doe owe to any person or persons be well and truly payde by my executors hereafter namede or appoynted of my whole goodes/  And my debts being payed of my whole goods I will that the rest of all my goodes, Catell and debtes be devyded into thre equall partes or porcions, one to my selfe to discharge my furnealls, the Seconde to my wyf, and the third to my children to be equally devyded amoungst them/ And my funeralls beinge discharged I geve the rest of my part To John and Thurstan BRYDBURYE sonnes of Lorance BRADBURIE deceased, and to John SENGLETON and Jane SENGLETON childeren to John SENGLETON to be equally devyded amoungest them by the discretion of my sonne Robert.  Item I geve graunte and assigne to Jane my dauther fouryte markes of Lawfull Monye of England to be payde yerelye to the hands of Raphe MELLOR by the hands of Robert BRADBURIE my sonne and heyre in maner and form folowinge that is to witt yearly £3 6s. 8d. at the feastes and dayes accustomed untell the said Some of fourtie Markes be to the sayd Rapohe his executores or Assiges to the use and behoufe of the said Jane well and truly contended and payde out of one Milne commonly called the newe Mylne as at Large apperethe by one wiringe Indented had and made betwine Me The sayd nycholas of thonepart And the sayde Robert BRIDBURIE of thoderparty beringe the date the second day of Februarie in the Sixtenthe yeare of the Raigne of our Soverigne Lady Elyzabethe by the grace of god of England France and Ire Land Quene deffender of the faithe [Rent] of £3 6s. 8d. by yearly ishuinge and going out of the said Newe Milne as is or shall fortune and unpayde over the sayde fourtye Markes to my younger sonnes as my executores and oversiers thinke most [      ] and the same to be receved by my executors accordinge to the true meanying of the said writinge indented./  Item I will and my mynd is and I doe geve, grante and assigne to John BRADBURIE thelder Nycholas BRYDBURIE Edmunde BRYDBURY and John BRADBURIE my sonnes [all] and every such and those Meassuage, Landes, tenemente and hereditamentes Together with all suche writinge Indented, To have and to hould the same to them and there assignes accordinge to the trewe intent and meanynge of the same writinge indented. Item I ordayne make and constitute Chatheren my wyf and the sayd John thelder my true and Lawfull Executores of this my present will and Testament upon condicion the sayd Catharen and John wilbe and stand bounden either to other before the probation of this my present wyll by their sufficient writinge Obligatorie in the some of thre hundreth pounds that the nor ether of them shall [in] any maner Release or discharge to any person or persons or doe any act or thinge, but that this present will shall and my be performed in all cause with effect/  And if the sayd Catharen or John doe denye to be stand boundon in maner and forme aforesayd, Then I will and my mynd is That suche persons so denyinge shall [not] have any estate, title or interest by this my will to be my executores, but that thoder person shall and may be my sole executor or executrixe of this my present will and Testament/  And I ordayne and authoryse the right worshipfull Ser Peter LIGHE knyght and John WARREN Esquyer supervisors of the same to see the same performed in all respectes with effect./  The persons whose names be subscribed beinge required to be witnesses In witnesse whereof hereunto I have sett my hand and Seale./// witnes william BEARD gentleman, Raphe MELLOR, [william] KEYECH: and others

Debita que mihi debentur

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Imprimis Edward HYDE

36s 4d

John WARRENTON of the newe Milne

.

debita que debeo

.

Imprimis to Laurance BRIDBURIE and Thomas BRIDBURYE

28s 

Itme to Alexander LOWE

3s

to william WARRINGTON of the Newe

15s

George BIRCH of Manchester

3s 6d

John BRIDBURIE of the Spynnerbotham

.

Richard COLSELL

.

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Robert BRADBURY of Could Harbor: 20 October 1731

In the name of God Amen The ninth day of november in the ffourth year of the Raigne of our soveraigne Lord King George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britton Anno Domin 1730: I Robert BRADBURY of Could Harbor within the parish of Glossopp in the County of Derby Husband man being sick and weak of Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory prais be given to God ffor the same, doe ordain and make this my Last will & Testament in writing in maner and fforme ffollowing, That is to say ffirst and principally I commit my soul into the Handes of Almighty god my Creator hopeing through the merrits of Jesus Christ my alone Saviour Redeemer & to receive ffree pardon and remission of all my sins and to be made partaker of Life Everlasting and my Body I committ to the earth ffrom whento it was taken to be decently Intered at the discresion of my Executor and Executrix hereafter named and as Touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath bestowed upon me, I despose thereof in maner and fforme ffollowing that is to say ffirst my will & mind is that my due Debts ffunerall Expenses and probitt be all discharged and paid out of my Estate by my Executor and Executrix hereafter named, Likewise I give unto Mary MASON my grandaughter now Liveing with me the sume of twenty shillings ffirst out of my Estate, after the above said charges are discharged, and then my will and mind is that the remainder of my Estate whatever that is to say all bonds bills Debts dues demands due or becoming due, as also all boar sheep househould goods husbandry wares or any thing else that is dispossed of, my will and mid is that my son Robert BRADBURY my daughter Ann TEALIER Mary MASON my daughter and Ellen BRADBURY my daughter and my daughter Sarah STAFFORD shall have every one of them an equall proportion of my Estate be it more or less after all charges are paid of and the twenty shillings before mentioned to my grandaughter Mary MASON Im I doe constitute and appoint my Cozen Thomas BRADBURY of Heafield and my Daughter Ellen BRADBURY Executor and Executrix of this my Last will and Testament Revoking all other made by me In wittness whereof I have here unto put my hand and sial the day and year ffirst above written

Sealed Signed and declared by the Testator as his Last will and Testament In presence of

Robert BRADBURY; Daniel BRADBURY; Mary RADCLIFFE; Thomas BRADBURY

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Thomas Bradbury of  Kynder: 20 November 1591

In the name of god Amen [                  blacked out                     the] raigne of our Soveraigne Lady Elizabeth that nowe is Anno dom 1591 I Thomas BRADBURYof kynder & countie of Derby sicke in body but in mynde of good and perfect remembrance [praysed] god knowinge the certanty of death and the uncertanty of the houre and tyme thereof do make this my last will in maner and forme followinge first I commend my soule to almighty god my maker, trusting through the merits of Christe passion to be one of gods Elect and my body to be buryed in the church of Glossop where I am a parishoner. Item I will that all such Debtes and Du[rg]es as I owe of right and conscience to any person or persons and my funerall expences be well and truly contented and payde of my whole goods.

Item I give and assynge to Lawrence BRADBURY my brother & to his assigns the reversion of a meadowe called Cleaton meadow set lyinge and beinge in the foesyde hamlet for and duringe all my tearme of years therein

Item I give and assign to Anthony CLEATON the reversion of a parcell of ground called the woode set lyinge and beinge in kynder the sayde Anthony repayinge for the same to Christopher BENNET of kynder xviiis, the [        ] of the [                 ] to Elizabeth BRADBURY unto whome I [ ande] uncle. Item I give and bequeath to Robert BRADBURY my nephew & to Alles his wife xls.  And of this my last will and testament I make and ordayne Thomas MARRYOTT and Christopher BENNETT myne exeutors and Lawrance BRADBURY my brother myne overseer, trusting he will see this my last will in all paymtes discharged to the health of my soule.

Syn Thoma BRADBURY

Theise wittnesses William BRADBURY; Edwarde BENNET; Gualther NORMANSELL

Debtes that I owe are theise

.

Debt owinge to me

Inprimis to Elizabeth BRADBURY my nyce

viii£ xs

William BRAMMALL de Thornsetfeeldes            

viiis vd

Item to Lawrence BRADBURY my brother

xxvs viiid

-

-

Item to Robert COTTERELL

xiiis iiijd

-

-

Item to Thomas MARRYOTT

viis ijd

-

-

Suma Debitorn   

x£ xvis iid

-

-

A true Inventorie of all the goods and chattels of Thomas BRADBURY of kynder latly Deceased prysed and valued by John KYNDER Edwarde DOWNES John DEWSNAPP and william MELLER the xvith Day of November in the xxxiii th yeare of the rayne of our Soveraigne Lady Elizabeth that nowe is Anno do 1591

Inprimis the reversion of a peece of medowe grounde

xviis iiijd

Item in kyne

iii£ xiiis iiijd

Item one cowe & ii heffers

xls

Item one olde mare & a sadle

vis viiid

Item xx wad[    ]

vi£ xiiis iiijd

Item v other Sheepe

xxvis viiid

Item v hogges

xvis viiiid

Item vi arkes

xxs

Item his apparell

vis viiid

Item in beddinge

xxvis viiid

Item in brasse and pewter

xls

Item pl[   ]rous spade and mattocke

vis

Item hay

xxxiiis iiijd

Item maner & a[    ]

iiis iiijd

Item peates or fuell

vis viiid

Item on Swyne

xs

Item [ ]venware and other Implements of housenth[   ]    

vis viiid

Suma totalis 

xxiij£ iiijs iiijd

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Thomas BRADBURY of Stubes: 30 April 1689

In the name of God amen the sixt day of January in the Third yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord James the second By the grace of God of England Scotland france And Ireland king defender of the faithe & Ano: domi 1687 I Thomas BRADBURY of Stubes in the parish of Glossop & County of derby yeoman being But weake in Body But in good And perfect Remembrance praised god for the same but not knowing How soone the Lord my call for mee forth of this present world doe therefore order ordaine And make this my Last will and testament in maner And forme following And first I comit my solle in to the Hands of All mighty God my savuer And Redeemer trusting through the meritts & mercy of Jesus Christ to have All my sines pardoned And for given And my Body to the Earth to bee decently Buryed Att the discresion of my Executors After named And for what worldly Estate it hate pleased god to Lend mee I give And dispose of as followeth First its my will And mind that my debts And funeral Expenses Bee paid And discharged forth of my whole goods Item I give unto Ann my wife the one Halfe of my Land And Housing for the time of her naturall Life in Lew of her [ oynted] or dower And then to my sone Edmund BRADBURY And his Heires for ever provided never the Les And it is my will And mind that my son Edmund BRADBURY now his Heires shall not Enter on the other Halfe of my Land And Housing until the first And twentith day of month next Ensowing After my decease And then to him And his Heires for ever Item it is my will And mind that she the saide Ann my wife shall Have the Charge of my Houshould goods for soe Long time As she shall Happen to Live provided that she noe wages give now dispose of And of them from my Executors After named Item I give unto Ann my wife that Bed that she useth to lei in And also one Cow Item I give unto Edmund BRADBURY my sone the table in the House And the meel Arke

Item I give to Elizabeth BRADBURY my daughter that Bead that she useth to lye in And it is my will And mind that Edmund BRADBURY my sone shall pay or cause to bee well And Truly Contented satisfied And paid the sume of Eight pounds of Lawful money of England with [it] And my sone Edmund BRADBURY Stand Bound for with Robert BRADBURYmy sone in two obligations [    ] ensowing sumes of Eight pounds [                fold      in     original                                                        ]          After my decease in Lew of his Child part[                        ] And Also I give unto the said Robert my sone All my wearing Cloathes And it is my will And mind that Thomas BRADBURY And Mary BRADBURY And Elizabeth BRADBURY my sone And daughters shall have [    ] over House that my sone Edmund BRADBURY doth now inhabit and dwell in After the decease of Ann my wiff for their use soe Longe as she shall neither marry nor [miscary] provided And it is my will And mind that the shall not sell it [    ] And upon or [    ] Item I give to Thomas BRADBURY And Mary BRADBURY my son And Daughter All the rest And residue of my goods Cattells And Chattells not formerly by mee disposed or Bequeathed To Bee Equallly divided Betwixt them And I also order ordayne And make the said Thomas BRADBURY And Mary BRADBURY my sone and daughter my wholle And Lawful Executors of this my present And last will and testament Hoping the will perform the truth reposed in them And I doo Heareby revoke All former willes By mee made in Witnes wheare of I have a Heare unto put my hand And seal the day And yeare first Above written.

Thomas BRADBURY his mark

wittnessess to this myLast will & testament Robert COTTRELL; Wm ANDREW

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James BREARLEY of Bugsworth: Glossop: 2 March 1639/40

[  ]ssinis Septavio dios Decembris Anno Doni 1639

A true furent arie of all the goods Cattells & Chattells of James BREARLEY late of Bugsworth Deceased prysed the daye & yeare abovesaid By James CARRINGTON of Bugsworth, James CARRINGTON of Chinley houses, and  Thomas BOWDON, as followeth.         

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£   s    d

In primis his Apparell, purse, & girdle

03-06-08

Ite one Table standing in the parlor

00-08-00

Ite one Bedstid

00-13-04

Ite two Chists

00-16-00

Ite Eleven Ewes, one tup, & foure hoggs

03-12-00

Su tot

08-16-00

Fuit Adio Bonoru que funut Jacobi BREARLY inp Dun vixit pod do Glossopp def          relict      eiusd defnuit [  ]oui:d Mr Roberto CRYER vicario de Glossop et Richardo FFRYER Curate de Heyfeild cour: et di[  ]

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James BREERLEY of Bugsworth: Glossop: 27 January 1613/14

In the name of god Amen ye xvjth of November Anno domini 1613 I James BREARLEY of Bugsworth sicke in bodie but of good and perfect Remembrance praised be god for the same doe ordayne Constitute and make this my Last will & Testament in manner & forme followinge ffirst I give & bequeath my soule into the hands of Almightie god my maker trustinge By the death and passion of Jesus Christe to Be one of the Number of his Electe and Chosen Children and my body to the Earth to be buryed in the pish church yard Chappellefrith and for my worldly goods as followeth ffirst I give and bequeath to James BREARLEY my Eldest sonne and to Anne my wyfe one Chattel or Lease for  Certayne yeares yet in being of two Intackes lying in Menstonefeeld als Chinles wch I have of Mr ffrancis BRADSHAWE of Bradshawe Esquier Item It is my will that if my sayde wyfe happen to dye before the tearme therof be vur[  ]upp then my sone James to have the rest of the tearme Item whereas I payde a fyne or Income to James CARRINGTON of Bugsworth yeoman beinge the summe of fyve pounds for the house where in I now dwell [ her] premises orchards & Gardins belonginge to the same for Certaine yeares as yet in beeinge It ys my will that my sayde sonne James shall have them duringe the tearme that I have payde for Bareinge that it is my will and mynd that if my said wyfe Can not be Content to dwell wth my said sone James that then she shall to have halfe the premises orchards & Gardins beinge Equally devyded by the Supervisors of this my Last will or the more part of them she payinge and discharginge halfe the Rents and duties belonginge there unto And if it happen my wyfe to dy before the said tearme bee vur[   ]upp and unspent then it ys my will and mynd that my sonne James shall paye to my Sonne Larence and my daughter Grace for soe [whatever] [goods] shall bee vur[    ]upp at the dye of the death of my sayde wyfe ijs iiijd [  ] apeace of Currant money at one [     ie] payment          Item I give and bequeath to my Landlord James CARRINGTON tenn shillings Item I give to my Sonne George BREARLEY of Darbie and to his wyfe either of them vs Item I give to my Daughter Joane vs:  Item I give to everie Grandchilde that I have ishu Item it is my wyll that after my debts paid my Legacies and ffunerall expences discharged of my whollgoods the rest of my goods to be Equally devyded amongst my wyff and sonne James Larance and George and of this my Last will and Testament I doe Nominate and appoynt my sonne James and Larance Executors: And James CARRINGTON Robert CARRINGTON George BREARLEY Thomas WATTERHOUSE and Ottwell WATERHOUSE Supervisors In wittness of James CARRINGTON Robert CARRINGTON

A true Inventorie of all the goods and Chattles of James BREARLEY of Bugsworth late deceased praysed by [       ] us James CARRINGTON of Bugsworth Robert CARRINGTON of Chinleehouse and Thomas BODIN of the Cote bancke xxixth daye of december Anno domini 1613

(valued @ 95£ 13 2)

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Daniel BRIERLEY of Glossop: 19 May 1836

This is the last Will and Testament of me Daniel BRIERLEYof Mellor 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 Executrix and executor herein after named out of my Estate and Effects I give and devise all and every my freeholdland leasehold messuages and Tenements lands [mills] rents and hereditaments and personal Estate whatsoever situate lying and being in Mellor aforesaid or elsewhere with in England unto my dear Daughter Elizabeth BRIERLEY and my Son Samuel BRIERLEY their heirs [       ] administrators or [assigns] forever or according to the nature of the [said] [devised] premises respectively upon the truth and to and for the intents and purposes herein after declared covering the same that is to say, Upon trust that they the said Elizabeth BRIERLEY and Samuel BRIERLEY and the survivor of them his or her heirs executors or administrators shall and do with all convenient speed after my decease by public auction or [private] contract absolutely sell convey and dispose of the said premises either together or in parcels and lots for the best true and most money that at the time of such sale or sales can be reasonably had or gotten for the same And it is my will and mind and I do hereby order and direct that the receipt or receipts of my said Trustees or the survivor of them her or his executors or administrators shall be a sufficient discharge or sufficient discharges to the purchaser or purchasers of the said hereditaments and premises for his her or their purchase money or purchase monies or for as much thing as shall be by such receipt or receipts expressed to be relative And that after such receipt or receipts shall be given such purchaser or purchasers and his her and their heirs executors and administrators shall not be coerced to see to the application of the money for which such receipt or receipts shall be given in or liable to answer for any unapplication or unapplications thereafter shall be from thenceforth wholly discharged therefrom And as to for and concerning the monies to be [used] by such sale or sales as aforesaid and from all other my Estate and Effects Upon trust that they my said Trustees and the survivor of them his or heir executors or administrators shall and as stand possessed thereof to and for the several uses and intents and purposes herein after declared that is to say Upon trust to put place and [         ] out at Interest during so long time of the natural life of my said [wife] as she shall continue my widow the sum of five hundred pounds part thereof and from time to time call [  ] and express the same at [the rest of this line is dark and illegible] and apply the Interest and produce thereof when and as the same shall be waived into the proper hands of my said wife for and towards the maintanance (sic) and support and from and after her decease then to call in the said sum of five hundred pounds and pay and apply the same in the manner herein after mentioned concerning the residue of the said Trust monies and as to for and concerning the residue of the monies to be raised by such sale or sales as aforesaid and as to all other my estate and effects upon trust that they my said Trustees and the survivor of them her or his executors or administrators shall and do pay the same unto all and every my Children equally to be divided amongst them share and share alike when and as they shall severally attain the age of twenty one years Provided allways (sic) that in case any of my said Children shall happen to die either in my life time or after my decease and before their shares shall become payable and shall leave lawful Issue him her or them surviving Then I give and bequeath the part or share of such of them so dying to such to which their respective parent would have been entitled [        ] But in case any of my said Children shall happen so to die without leaving lawful Issue or leaving such all of whom shall die under the age of twenty one years Then I give and bequeath the part or share of such of them so dying to and amongst the Survivors of them and the Issue of Such of them as may be dead leaving issue such Issue respectively taking only amongst them the part or share parts or shares of such accruing parts or shares which their parent or respective parents would have taken of living And I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that the provision by me made for my said wife shall be in lieu bar and full satisfaction of all dower or [      ] as at common law which she can or may claim out of my real estates  And I nominate constitute and appoint my said Daughter Elizabeth BRIERLEY and Samuel BRIERLEY Executrix and Executor of this my will and I do hereby declare it to be my will and mind that their her and his heirs executors and administrators shall and my from time to time by and out of the monies and premises which by virtue of this my will or the trusts hereby in them reposed shall come to them or any of the [interline illegible] hands all such costs charges damages and expenses which they or all such sum or sums of money as they or any of them shall reasonably deserve to have for their her or his care time and [     ] in or about the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed And that they or either of them shall not be answerable or [           ] for more monies or effects than what they shall [      dark      ] receive or shall cause their respective hands by [      dark       ] of my will [  ] shall the one of them be answerable  [      dark     ] [       ] other of them or [     ] heirs executors administrators [    dark    ] payments and or defaults of the [   dark   ] but each of them for her and his [       dark and illegible   ] [      ] deeds and defaults only nor shall they or either be answerable or accountable for any loss or damage which may happen in placing out any of the monies aforesaid upon any securities or otherwise nor for any other loss or damage which may happen in the execution of any of the trusts aforesaid without their heir or his wilful (sic) neglect or default And lastly I do hereby revoke all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Twenty fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen

Danl.  BRIERLEY

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Daniel BRIERLEY 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to attest the due execution thereof

Thomas HYDE; John SEVILL; Joseph HIGINBOTTOM

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James BRIERLEY of Bugsworth: Chesterfield 25 March 1684

In the name of God Amen the thirteenth daie of ffebruary in the yeare of our Lord God 1682 I James BRIERLEY of Bugsworth in the pishe of Glossopp and Countie of Derbie Shooemaker beinge aged & infirme in bodie but of good and sound memorie praised be god therefore knowinge my tyme here uppon earth to be both short & uncertaine & beinge very desireous to sittle the temporall Estate of Goods & Chattells which the Lord hath given unto me for as is possible theremight arise noe difference about the same amongst my kinfolke & relations after my deceasse Doe therefore deliberately make publish & declare this my last will & testament in maner & forme followinge And first I comitt & comend my soule into the hands of allmighty god my most mercifull ffather trustinge onelie in the merritts of Jesus Christ his blessed & onely sone & my blessed Lord & onely saviour for pdon of my sins & salvation of my soule in his eternall kingdome of glory & my bodie I comitt to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried at or in the Church of Chappel in Lee ffrith & of my goods & chattels I dispose as followeth Inprimis it is my mynde & will That all the goods & howsehold [   ] (exccptinge one Bedd) wch I have in my new dwellinge howse situate at Bugsworth afforesaid bee & Remayne unto Joyce my wife Laurence my sone & Anne my daughter to be equally divided amongst them three & as for my debt booke & the same Bedd before excepted I will [    ] to my daughter Marie & furnish it as I thinke fitt in my life tyme if the Lord permit I give leave & bequeath to Joyce my said wife Laurence my sone & Annie my daughter Twentie pound which is now in the hands of one Thomas LOWE of [Edall] in the said Countie of Derbie Itm I give leave & bequeath unto my said wife Joyce Laurence my sone & Anne my daughter All my quicke Goods savinge foure Oxen wch if I dispose not of them in my lifetyme I then give leave & bequeath unto my three daughters which I hadd by my first wife Itm I give leave & bequeath unto my oldest sone James BRIRELEY ffyve shillings Itm I give leave & bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy Thirtie pounds whereof Tenn pounds is in the hands of Thomas EYRE of Swallowhouses and other Tenn pounds in the hands of Thomas WATERHOUSE of Heyfield & the third Ten pounds in the hands of Robert THORNILL of Castleton Itm I give leave & bequeath to my daughter Marie thirtie pounds whereof seaventeene pounds is in the hands of Grace WARDE of Bownsyde widdow and three pounds in the hands of Samuell BEARD of Whytle & tenn pounds wch in the hands of Joseph BENNET of Coatebancke in Bugsworth Itm I give leave & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Tenn pounds wch is in the hands of Edward KIRKE of Whytehough Itm I give leave & bequeath unto John [ROADER] foure pounds in the hands of Robert LOMAS of Bradshaw Edge in the pish of Chappell in Lee ffirth Itm concerninge all the rest residue & remainder of all my goods Cattells & Chattells wheresoever they maie bee found I give leave & bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth & lastlie I ordayne constitute & appoint my said wife Joyce BRIRELEY my said sone Laurence to be Executors of this my last will & testament wch in wittnesse whereof I the said James BRIRELEY thelder have hereunto sett my hand & seale the daie & yeare first above written

James BRIERLEY  thelder

Read & pnounced to be the last will & testament of him the said James BRIRELEY in the psence of

Elizabeth HOBSON her mk; Henery BARDSLEY; Sa: BARDLSEY [eldr]

A true and perfect Inventory Singular of all the goods Cattels and Chattels moveable and imooveable of James BREIRLEY of Bugsworth late deceased praised and valued the third day of November in the present yeare 1683 By Robert CARRINGTON John OLLIVER Samuell BOWDEN and John BENNETT as followeth (not transcribed, valued @ 221-07-02)

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Abraham BROADBENT of Padfield, cotton yarn doubler: 1861

mentions: Wife Sarah

Servant Ann SHEPLEY

Son Samuel of Primrose

Dau Mary WARHURST

Dau Allis MOXONS children namely Jabus; Thomas; Benjimin; Joseph; Abraham and Sarah MOXON

Witnesses: Joseph BROADBENT of Top of the Hill, Hadfield, farmer; James LEE of Hadfield, wood turner

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Samuel BROADBENT of Padfield, manager in a cotton mill: 1861

mentions:

Wife Catherine

Brother Thomas

Nephew John BROADBENT

James Robert LEES Padfield Brook

Witness: James SIDDALL      John TEAGUE Surrogate

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Sarah BROADBENT of Padfield, widow: 1865

 mentions: late husband Abraham

son Samuel, mechanic

son in law Josiah WARHURST

Witnesses: Joseph DEWSNAP; William SARGENTSON; John LEE

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John BROCKLEHURST of Pieces, Owlerset: 7 Oct 1817

This is the last Will and Testament of me John BROCKLEHURST of the Piece within the Hamlet of Owlerset in the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby yeoman made and published in manner and form following that is to say, First I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary charges and expences be paid and discharged by my Executors herein after named out of my estate and effects I give and devise unto my daughter Betty BROCKLEHURST and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life the clear yearly sum of one pound of lawful British money I also give and devise unto my daughter Nancy BROCKLEHURST and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life the clear yearly sum of two pounds of like Money; the same several yearly sums to be paid and payable by two equal half yearly payments in the year, that is to say, on every the twenty fourth day of June and twenty fifth day of December the first payment thereof respectively to be made on such of the said days as shall first and next happen after my decease I give and bequeath unto my son John BROCKLEHURST the sum of forty pounds of like money the same to be paid to him when, and in case he shall return to England I give and bequeath unto my son James BROCKLEHURST the sum of fifty pounds of like money (which is payable to him under or by virtue of the Settlement made by me on my marriage with my present wife) to be paid to him when he shall attain the age of twenty one years all which said several annuities or yearly sums and legacies I do hereby charge upon my Estate in Raworth herein after devised to my son Joseph BROCKLEHURSTand I do hereby give unto my said daughters Betty and Nancy respectively and their respective assigns such and the like powers of distress and sale on the premises charged with the said annuities, when the same or either of them shall be in arrear and are by law provided for the recovery of rent in arrear And , charged and clearable with the said annuities and powers of distress and sale, with the said legacies, with the payment of the yearly sum of ten pounds settled on my present wife on my intermarriage with her, for her life, or until she shall marry again after my decease, and also further chargeable as herein after mentioned I give and devise all that my messuage or dwelling house with the lands and hereditaments thereunto belonging situate lying and being in Raworth in the parish of Glossop aforesaid now in the possession of James HADFIELD his assigns or under tenants unto my said son Joseph BROCKLEHURST his heirs and assigns for eve I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred pounds unto my brother in law James HADFIELD of Raworth aforesaid Gentleman and John HADFIELD son of the said James HADFIELD their executors and administrators Upon trust that they the said James HADFIELD and John HADFIELD or  the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do put place and continue the same out at interest, and from time to time remove and replace the same on eligible security of lands or buildings until my said son James shall attain his age of twenty one years, in case he shall live to attain that age, and the yearly interest ariving (sic) there from pay and apply in manner following, that is to say, the sum of one pound of  lawful British money part thereof unto my sister Mary and her assigns as the interest of a certain sum of twenty pounds left to her my late father and payable to her children at her decease and as to the remainder thereof In trust to pay and apply the same in and towards the maintenance education and bringing up or placing out apprentice of my said son James until he shall attain the said age twenty one years and as and when my said son James shall attain the age of twenty one years^ Then upon further trust to call in the monies so to be placed out at interest as aforesaid and pay the same to him his executors administrators or assigns But in case my said son James shall depart this life before he shall attain the age of twenty one years leaving lawful issue him surviving Then I give and bequeath the same to such issue equally share and share alike and to their respective executors administrators and assigns Provided always and it is my will and mind that in case my said son James shall happen to depart this life before he shall attain the said age of twenty one years and without leaving any lawful issue him surviving Then upon trust that they my said executors and the survivor of them his executors or administrators and shall put place and continue the said sum of two hundred pounds out at interest on such like Security and pay and apply the interest thereof, when and as they shall see most proper and necessary, unto my said daughter Nancy BROCKLEHURST for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease to call in the same and pay and apply one hundred and fifty pounds, part thereof, unto my then living child or children and the issue of such of them as shall or may be then dead leaving issue such issue taking only among them the part or share parts or shares that his her or their deceased parent or parents would have taken if living and the remainder thereof to sink into my residuary effects for the benefit of my dear wife Mary BROCKLEHURST and it is my will and mind that from and after the attainment of age or death of my said son James he my said son Joseph his heirs and assigns shall and do pay unto my said sister Mary and her assigns the yearly interest of the said sum of twenty pounds for and during the term of her natural life and such and the like days and times as the same as now payable by me and from and after her decease shall and do pay and apply the same sum of twenty pounds to and amongst her children in like manner as the same was by my said father directed to be paid and I do hereby charge my said estate in Raworth so devised to my said son Joseph to and with the payment of the same and the interest thereof from the time last aforesaid the same to be recoverable in like manner as rent in arrear  All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and where soever I give and bequeath unto my said wife her executors administrators and assigns and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said James HADFIELD and John HADFIELD executors of this my last will and testament And do declare my will and mind to be that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees and executors or the survivor of them to deduct retain to and reimburse themselves and himself all such loss costs charges and expences which he or they shall or may pay bear sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will or the trusts hereby in them reposed together with a reasonable allowance for their and his care time and trouble in about or concerning the same And also that they the said James HADFIELD and John HADFIELD their executors or administrators shall not be answerable or accountable for any more of the aforesaid trust monies and promises than they shall actually receive or shall come to their respective hands by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss which shall happen thereto axcept (sic) such loss shall be occasioned by or through their or his wilful neglect or default nor shall the one of them be answerable or accountable for the acts deeds receipts disbursements or defaults of the other of them but each of them only with his own acts deeds receipts disbursements and defaults  And lastly I do hereby revoke all former and other will and wills by my at any time heretofore made and declare this only to by my last In witness whereof the said John BROCKLEHURST, the testator, have hereunto set my hand and seal this Ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

John BROCKLEHURST

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John BROCKLEHURST 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 hereunto subscribed our Names as witnesses to attest the due Execution thereof

Hannah BRADDOCK; Thomas LINDOP; John BRADDOCK

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Joseph BROCKLEHURST of Rayworth: 26 September 1777

In the name of God amen the fourth day of June in the eight year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God over Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the faith  and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight , I Joseph BROCKLEHURST of Rayworth in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yoeman being advanced in years but of sound mind and a disposing understanding (Praised be God for the same), do hereby publish express and declare my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I will direct and appoint that all my just debts funeral expenses and the charge of the probate and execution hereof be paid discharged out of my whole estate by my executors hereinafter named, and I hereby give leave devise and bequeath unto my son Joseph BROCKLEHURST his heirs and assignes for ever all that my Messuage Tenements Herediments and premises situate lying in Rayworth now in my own possession with every its rights member and appertences, on condition he pay unto my sons and daughters hereafter mentioned the respective legacies or sums of money hereafter specified in 12 months next after my decease (that is to say)

To my son George twenty pounds [towards the debt].  To my son Edward ten pounds.  To my daughter Alice five pound and to my daughter Elizabeth five pound.  And it is my will and mind and I hereby order direct and appoint that my two sons Joseph and John shall take due and proper care of their Mother for and during her natural life, and I hereby nominate and appoint my said two sons Joseph and John BROCKLEHURST executors of this my last will and testament hoping and confiding in them that they will take case to see that these things be done and performed according to this my will and mind and as I have put and placed my trust and confidence in them hereby revoking and making void all former Wills, Testaments Legacies and bequests and this to be taken for and as my last Will & Testament and none other, In writings whereof I the said Joseph BROCKLEHURST testator, have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first before written.

Joseph BROCKLEHURST

Signed sealed & delivered Published expressed and Declared for and as the last Will & Testament of the said Joseph BROCKLEHURST testator in the presence Of us who subscribed our names as Witnesses thereof in the presence of The said testator -                              

Benjamin BOOTH; [             ] BOOTH; [             ]  HEGINBOTTOM

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Joseph BROCKLEHURST of Hayfield, Whitebottom, Blacksmith: 14 February 1793

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph BROCKLEHURST of Hayfield in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby, Blacksmith.

First I will that all my just Debts, Funeral and all other inevitable Expenses be paid and discharged.  I give devise and bequeath unto my Son John all my Estate in Rowarth (now in the possession of John HADFIELD as Tenant) and to his Heirs and Assigns forever, chargeable with the payment of the following legacies.  I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Betty the sum of twenty pounds.  I Give and Bequeath unto my Son William the sum of thirty pounds.  I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the interest of twenty pounds to be paid her yearly during her natural life, and after her decease I Give and Bequeath the said twenty pounds unto all the Children Born of the Body of my said Daughter Mary to be equally divided among them as they shall attain unto the Age of twenty-one years.  I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Nancy the sum of ten pounds – which said sums amount to eighty pounds and I will they be paid from off my Estate in Rowarth by my Son John as directed in two years after my decease.

I Give and Bequeath all the working tools used in and belonging to the Smithy unto my Sons John and Joseph to be equally divided between them, and my will and mind is that my Son John shall have free liberty to work in the Smithy himself as long as he pleases to work, and to have a Servant or an Apprentice to assist him provided my Sons John and Joseph cannot agree to work jointly together as they now do.  I Give and Devise the said Smithy and Buildings adjoining and belonging unto it unto my Son Joseph his Heirs and Assigns forever. 

I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Clarindah the Rents, Issues and profits of my House at Fishers-Bridge where she now dwells during her natural life, and after her Decease I Give and devise the said Dwelling-house unto the children Born of the Body of my said Daughter Clarindah to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.  And all the Rents, Issues and profits of all my real and personal Estate whatsoever (not herein Given and bequeathed by me) I Give and Bequeath unto my loving Wife Betty for her maintenance and support, and towards paying off what Money I now justly owe during the term of her natural life or she contracts Matrimony which shall happen first;  And after the decease of my said Wife Betty or She be Married again, I Give Devise and Bequeath all my real and personal Estates whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Sons John, Joseph, William and James and to my Daughters Betty, Mary, Sarah, Nancy and Clarindah to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.  And if any of the Persons unto whom I have herein Given and Bequeathed any Legacy sum or sums of Money shall be displeased and shall cause my Executors hereafter named to have any unnecessary trouble concerning this my last Will, then I Give and Bequeath unto such person or persons the sum of five Shillings in lieu of their Legacy sum or sums of Money herein given unto them and no more.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving Wife Betty and my Son John Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made, and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I the said Joseph BROCKLEHURST the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one.

Joseph BROCKLEHURST

Signed Sealed published and declared By the within named Joseph BROCKLEHURST The Testator and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who in His presence, and at his request, and in The presence of each other have subscribed Our Names as Witnesses

John ROWBOTTOM; Richard GARRETT; Thomas BOOTH

(Estate valued at £300.00)

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Mary BROCKLEHURST of Ollerset: 20 September 1836

This the last Will and Testament of me Mary BROCKLEHURST of the Pieces within the Hamlet of Ollerset in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Widow made and duly published this Twenty ninth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and thirty three in manner following that is to say I will and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of the Probate of this my will be in the first place paid by and out of my estate and effects by my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named and Subject thento under and by virtue of  a power given to me in a certain Indenture or Deed of Settlement bearing date the Twenty ninth day of July One thousand eight hundred and one and made previous to my Marriage with my late Husband John BROCKLEHURST deceased and of all other Powers and authorities me thereunto enabling by this my last well and testament executed and published by in the presence of the two or more Credible witnesses whose names are intended to be endorsed hereon as witnesses to my having signed the same Do direct limit give dispose and appoint All the estate and effects of what nature or kind soever which I have power to appoint and dispose of under the said deed unto my Daughter Mary DEWSNAP her executors administrators and assigns to and for her own propertense and benefit absolutely but subject and chargeable as in the said Deed of Settlement is mentioned I Give devise and bequeath unto the said Mary DEWSNAP all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be situate lying or being and which I have power to dispose of by this my will To hold unto and to the use of her the said Mary DEWSNAP her heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever or for and during all such other estate term or interest I may happen to have therein And I do hereby declare that in case my said Daughter Mary DESNAP shall happen to Marry then from and immediately after such marriage shall have been duly had and solemnised I charge and make chargeable all and singular my real and Personal estate so given devised and bequeathed to her by this my said will with the sum of Two hundred Pounds to be paid by my said Daughter to my son James BROCKLEHURST his Executors or Administrators at the end and expiration of four years next after such Marriage of my said Daughter shall have been solemnised as aforesaid And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Daughter Mary DEWSNAP Executrix and my nephew John HADFIELD of Rowarth in the said Parish of Glossop and also Joseph HALL of Ollerset aforesaid Executors of this my will hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made I declare this only to by my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Mary BROCKLEHURST the Testatrix have hereunto set and put my had and seal the day and year first before written.

Mary BROCKLEHURST   signed

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary BROCKLEHURST the Testatrix as and for her last will and testamentin the presence of us who at her request in the presence and in the Presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to attest the same

Henry HANDFORD; John HANDFORD; John MORTIN

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Robert BRYERLEY of Bugsworth

Chesterfield: 18 September 1666

The Last will & Testament; of the late Decessed Robte: BRIRELEY: of Bugsworth; uttered and delivered to James BRIRELEY: his Brother; & Robte: CARINGETON: of Bugsworth aforesaid; the: 28th day of August: 66: in wordes as ffolloweth;

Inpr: Itt was his will, mynd, & intent; That elen his then wyef should bee soole Executrix;

Item: Itt was ffruther his will, mynde, & intent That evrie one of his Children should have Tenn pounds; when they & everie of them shall, & maryi & as they shall accomplish the Severall ages; of one & Twentie yeares

Item; Itt was ffurther his will, mynde, & intent; That ffower of his Children should have ffortie          poundes amongst them: Remayninge, & beinge in the handes of James CARINGETON of Buggsworth; & William BEARD of Thonsule vill & That is to saie; twentie pounde in the          handes; of James CARINGETON aforesaid; Tenne poundes; in the handes, of William BEARD          aforesaide; And yf Itt happen; that any of them doe depte this lyef before shee shall accomplish          the Age of One, & Twentie yeares; the same Tenne poundes to bee Equally dyvyded amongst          the rest; & that the same Elen To have the disposeinge; & puttinge forth of the same in liewe of          theire mayntenance;

Item: Itt was ffurther his will, mynde; & intent; That the saide Elen; & Margaret his daughter          should have the house Equally dyvyded betwixt them; wth out distirbeinge, either, other; & that          the same Elen; should have the government, & disposinge of the same; untill such tyme as the same Margaret shall, & may, attoynd, & Come unto the Age of One & Twentie yeares;

James BRIRELEY                          wittnesse to this Nuncupative will

Roberte CARRINGETON               wch thay will rattifie

Chesterfeid Sept: 18: 1666.

Fuit probaro test: Nuncupativi Roberti BRYERLEY [    ] pod de Glossopp [   ] Ellene BRYERLEY relict des: Tuico Margareta, Sara, Emotta, Gracia et Ellianora BRYERLEY Filiaru des Executrici prd.

Sb: dca Ellenia BRYERLEY de Bugsworth in Com derbia vid et Dom. Jo: SANDIFORD vic. de Glossopp      Johan COPPI Surrogat

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Edmund BUCKLEY of Aspinshaw: 3 April 1723

In the Name of God Amen the Eighth day of October in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seaven Hundred Twenty and Two I Edmund BUCKLEY of Aspinshaw in the parish of Glossop and County of Darby Yeoman Being Aged and infirm in Body But of Sound and perfect memory Blessed be God for the Same and knowing the uncertainty of this Transitory Life and that all flesh is but Dust and that in the midst of Life wee are in Death and Being minded as much as in mee Lyeth to preferre peace and unity Amongst my Relations after my Decease Do therefore make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to Say first and principally I commend my Soul in to the hands of almighty God who gave it and to his Blessed Son my Saviour Jesus Christ hoping in and by his meritorious Death and passion to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit Everlasting Life and to be made partaker with his holy Elect in his heavenly Kingdom and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executor herein after named and Concerning the Disposition of the all Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God in his great goodness to Bless mee with all I Give Devise and Bequeath the Same in manor following And I Do hereby Give and Devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of George BOWER and the heirs of her Body all those new purchased lands called Blakhall ffields and Bankhead peeces to Defend and go to her Issue in the Same mannor as all the [    ] lands at Aspinshaw by the Settlement thereof are Limited to [   ] And I hereby Give and Devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth BOWER the sume of Ten pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain And I hereby give and Devise unto my Son in law John CARRIGNTON the Sume of One Hundred and twenty pounds of Lawfull money at Six months after my Deceas And I Do hereby Give and Devise unto Elizabeth BOWER my grand Daughter the Sume of five pounds of Lawfull money when shee attains the Age of twenty and One years And I Do hereby give and Devise unto Samuel BUCKLEY my grand Son the Sume of Two Hundred pounds of Lawfull money and the Same to be improved By my Executor for his advantage untill hee shall attain to the age of Twenty and one Years And I also give and Devise unto the Said Daniel BUCKLEY and his heirs for Ever all my housing and Lands called Bradenleach Tenement in Bowden midlecale in the County of Darby now in the possession of Edward HOYD and to Enter at my Deceas and it is my will that my Son in law John CARRINGTON shall after my deceas take the tuition and care of the Education of my grandson Daniel BUCKLEY and to be paid Reasonable for his trouble concerning him and to Receive the Rents Bradenleach Tenement towards the montaining and [         ] [   ] said grandson in his minority and what falls short thereof By the Rent of Bradenleach to Receive from Executor out to the profits of the Two hundred pounds to him given and I Do hereby give and Devise unto James BUCKLEY William BUCKLEY Mary BUCKLEY and Sarah BUCKLEY Sons and Daughters of William BUCKLEY Late of New Thame Deceased the Sume of Twenty pounds of Lawfull money Equally to be devided amongst them as they Succesily Shall attain to the age of One and Twenty Years I give and Devise unto Isaack LEES Son of Thomas LEES of Swaincroft Twenty Shillings And it is my will and I Do hereby give in Trust to the uses hereafter Limited, unto George BWER of Aspinshaw Thomas GODWORTH of Raworth and Joseph HIBBERT of Whitle The Sume of forty pounds upon Special Trust and Confidence That they the Said Trustees and their Successors for Ever Shall and will Improve the Sume and the profitts thereof yearly to Lay out in Clothing with Two Letters E: and B: or for [     rming] of the poor within the Liberties of Thorset Beard Whitle and Oulersett at the Discretion of the Said Trustees and their Successors who Shall by them be Elected and Chosen Trustees to Succeed them for Ever So always as the person unto whom the hous and Lands att Aspinshaw Shall  Com may for Ever be admited and Chosen to be one of the Three Trustees for the uses aforesaid and commence twelve months after my Deceas and So to continue for Ever and it is my will and I Do hereby Give and Devise unto James BUCKLEY my grand Son one Chest with what is Therein which was his mothers when hee Shall attain the age of one and Twenty years and the said Chest to Stand at Aspinshaw untill that Time But if my said grand Son happen to diey in his minority Then I give the Said Chest with what is There in unto my Two grand Children Buckley BOWER and Elizabeth BOWER Equally Between them and it is my will That after my funerall Expenses probate of this my Last will and all other Eclesiastical Duties paid and Discharged Then hereby I Give and Devise all the Rest Remainder and Residue of all my goods Chattels Rights Credits houshould goods husbandrie ware money jewels plate and personal Estate Whatsoever (not by mee heretofore given) unto my son in Law George BOWER and Last I Do hereby nominate and appoint my son in Law George BOWER of Aspinshaw Sole and Whole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hopeing hee will see the  Same Duly Executed as my Trust is in him Reposed and I Do hereby Revoke Disanul and Utterly make all former wills By mee heretofore made and in Testimony That this is my Last Will and Testament I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seall this Tenth Day of October in the year of our Lord god 1722

Edm: BUCKLEY

Sealled Signed Published and Declared to be the Last Will and Testament of Edmund BUCKLEY in the presence of us who as witnesses hereof Subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator

James BUCKLEY; John TOMLINSON; Tho: LEES

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James CARRINGTON of Bugsworth: 15 April 1662

In the name of God Amen the Eight & twentieth day of December in the yeare of o’r Lord God according to the Account now used in England one thousand six hundred ffife & eight I James CARRINGTON of Bugsworth in the parrish of Glossop & Countie of Derbie yeoman Sound in body & pfect in mynd & memorie praised be Allmightie God for the same yet knowing the certantie of Death and the tyme when being uncertaine doe ordaine Constitute & make this my last will & Testament in manner & forme following Viz ffirst I Commend my Soule into the hands of Allmightie God my Creator & to Jesus Christ my redeemer by & through whose merritts I trust to be made partaker of Everlasting life & Glory in his heavenly Kingdome And my Body to be Buried where my Ancestors have formerly beene interred And for my temporall & worldly Estate I give devise & bequeath ad hereafter followeth Inpris my mynd & will is that all such debts & duties which of right I owe to any pson or psons be will & truly Contented & payed out of my whole Goods by my Executo’r hereafter named Itm I Give & bequeath unto Mary my wife a Third part of all my Goods Cattells & chattels whatsoever Itm I Give & bequeath unto Douglas CARRINGTON my daughter in lawe fforttie shillings Itm I give & bequeath unto James CARRINGTON my nephew the sone of James CARRINGTON late deceased three bedstids & one Chist standing in the Chamber where I doe use to ly two Tables standing I the house, one Chist standing at the head of the staires, one Sleepeing fflatt standing in the Rill, one Garnor which I have lent to my sonne Edward WRIGHT one pare of shod ware wheeles one Swine tub of stod standing in the bank side of the house, one Brasse pott, one little Brasse pan & two pewter Chargers, Itm I give & bequeath unto William CARRINGTON my nephew And Elnor Mary & Douglas CARRINGTON his sisters to [    ]die one of them ffive poundes Itm I give & bequeath unto the said William CARRINGTON my nephew one booke called a Treatise of Conversion together with his former legacies. Itm I give & bequeath unto my sonne Edward WRIGHT tenn poundes Itm I give & bequeath unto my sonne in lawe Hugh TAYLOR ffifteene poundes. Itm I give and bequeath unto Mr William BAGSHAWE Minister at Glossope Twentie shillings Itm I give & bequeath unto Thomas MELLOR the elder of New Milne on doublet on payer of Breaches & on Jumpcoate Itm after my Debts payed my legacies in this my present Testamt pformed & my furnerall expences Discharged out of my whole Goods All the rest of my Goods Cattells & Chattells whatsoever I wholly Give & bequeath unto my sonne John CARRINGTON Itm I ordaine Constitute & make the said John CARRINGTON my sonne the sole & lawfull Executor of this my last will & Testament hopeing hee will pforme the same according to the true meaning hereof & my trust reposed in him In witness whereof I the said James Carrington have hereunto [       ] my last will Published & Sealed the day & yeare ffirst above written

James CARRINGTON

These being witnesses Hugh; William NORTON; Joh: WOODSEN

A true & pfect Inventorie of all the goods Cattells & Chattels of James CARRINGTON late of Bugsworth in the Countie of Derbie yeomn deceased Taken prizsed & valued by Edward WRIGHT of horwich William NORTON of Stadon yeome and Robert BREARELEYof Bugsworth aforesaid Shoemaker the 18th day of December in the yeare of the Lord God 1661 as here after followeth viz.

(not transcribed, valued @ £179-19-4)

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William CARRINGTON of Ashton Clough: 2 October 1728

In the Name of God Amen This Twenty Ninth day of June Anno Domini 1728 I William CARRINGTON the Elder of Ashen Clough In the Parrish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeom being by weakly as to my Body but of Sound mind and perfect Understanding and calling to mind the certainty of Death And the uncertainty of the time when it may please Allmighty to translate me home, and being desirous with good [Herech  ] to Set my house in order before I dye, do Settle my Worldly affaires in manner and fforme ffollowing ffirst Commending my soul in the hands of Allmighty God my Creator Redeemer and Sanctifier hopeing through the prevailing Meritts of Jesus Christ to receive full and free pardon and remission of all my Sins and to receive Everlasting Life: And my Body I Commit to the Earth from whence it Came to be decently interred att the discretion of My Executor hereafter Named And as touching such Worldly goods Cattle and Chattels Moveable and immoveable Household goods and implements of Household Husbandry Wares Leases and all other whatsoever I Give and dispose thereof as ffolloweth ffirst my Will and mind is that all my Just debts ffunerall expences and Charges about the probate of this my Will be ffirst paid and discharged forth of my personall Estate So far as itt shall extend save only some few Legacyes hereafter Bequeathed Item I give and Bequeath unto my loveing Wife Mary CARRINGTON that Bedd wee usually lye in with Bedding to make it up a Compleat bed, her Chests one little coffer, with all her linnin therein, her Chair, and one twigg Chair her Bible and Mr BURKETTs exposition of the New Testament, Two pewter Dishes, one deep one and another that is not So deep, halfe a dozen of Trenchers, and halfe a dozen of Spoons, and Two Ewes, and keeping for the same Summer and Twinter, the little Arke in the Chamber I give her and power to dispose of the same (Save only the said little Arke and the twigg Chair), and my will is that my son William CARRINGTON his heires and assignes shall find his Mother with dry ffuel what shall have occasion to use for the terme of her Naturall life, Item I give and Bequeath unto my son John CARRINGTON one shilling, and to Sarah his wife likewise one shilling. Item I Give and Bequeath unto Robert CARRINGTON my sonn likewise One Shilling, and unto John CARRINGTON, and Mary CARRINGTON his Daughter, each of them halfe a Crown, and to Esther his Wife One Shilling. Item I Give and Bequeath unto Joshua CARRINGTON my Son One Shilling, to Ann his wife One Shilling, and to my Three Grand Children, (viz.) Mary Joseph and William CARRINGTON each of them halfe a Crown, Item I Give and Bequeath unto Cornelius CARRINGTON my Son One Shilling And my will is that he shall have liberty to work in the Shopp Chamber, and to lodge in the dwelling house so long as he shall keep himself Single and Unmarried Item I Give and Bequeath unto William RADCLIFFE my Son in law One Shilling, and unto Mary his Wife One Shilling, Item I Give and Bequeath unto Ann CARRINGTON, my Daughter One Shilling, unto John OVEN the like Sume of One Shilling. Item my will and mind is that my Sonn William CARRINGTON do give and allow unto his Brother Joshua CARRINGTON the quantity of Tenn loads of Coals yearly and every year before each Christmas he paying the work in wages dureing the Continuance of terme of the Coalmines.  Item all the rest residue and remainder of my whole personall Estate goods Cattle and Chattells Household Goods and implements of Houshold Except what I have allready disposed of Husbandry Wares and all other whatsoever. Leases about the Coalmines, Commons Stonebreaks, togather with my title and interest of and unto a Certaine Cottage lyeing in the Highgate lane in the possession of one John BENNETT, I Give divise and bequeath the same to my Sonn William CARRINGTON and his Assignes, makeing him the said William CARRINGTON my full and sole Executor of this my present last will and Testament, hopeing he will Confidentially discharge the trust herein reposed in him revokeing all fformer Wills and Testatments by me heretofore made Confirming this as my present last Will and Testatment In Wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seal the day and year ffirst above written.

William CARRINGTON

Sealed Signed published and declared to be the Testators last Will and Testament In presence of us

James CARRINGTON; Christopher BENNETT; Robert BENNETT

A true and perfect Inventory of all & Singular ye the goods Cattle & Chattels of William CARRINGTON of Ashton Clough in the parrish of Glossop & County of Derby Husbandman late deceased prised & valued ye day & year abovesd By James CARRINGTON & Cristopher BENNETT as followeth: (not transcribed, valued @ £153-11-0)

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Edmond CLAYTON of Strindes, Glossop: 5 May 1675

In the name of God Amen, The thirtieth day of November in the twentieth year of the reigne of our Souvraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of god King of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland deffender of the faith [  ] Anno. dom 1668 I Edmond CLAYTON of Strindes in the County of Darby gentleman. being aged & weak of body but of good & perfect memory praysed be god for the same doo constitute ordaine & make this testament & testimony herein my last will in manner & forme following: first & principally I give & bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly Creator & maker trusting [  ] & through the merites of Christ the Death & passion to be one of his elect & chosen people, And my body to the earth from whenst it came to be buried in due & decent manner att the discretion of my ffriends & my [Executor] hereinafter named: And for such worldly goods & estate as god of his mercy hath endowed mee withall my minde & will is as hereafter followeth first my minde & will is that my debts if any such be funeral expenses shall be payde out of & from my whole estate,

I give & bequeath unto Edward CLAYTON my Naturall brother twenty pounds of Lawful English money to be payde yearely & yeare by yeare for & dureing his Naturall life unto him, Ten pounds att Six monthes and Imediately [ensueing] next after my decease, And ten pounds att twelve monthes end Imediately next ensueing after my decease, and soo [successively] to Continue by even & equal portions to be payd out of my Lands & Tenements by my [executor] hereafter named

I give & bequeath unto two of my brothers William daughters either of them fforty shillings: It. I give & bequeath unto three daughters of my brother Edward CLAYTON which he had by his first wife fforty shillings A piece  I give & bequeath unto three daughters of my sister Ann to each of them fforty shillings A piece; It. I give unto Thomas CLAYTON of the fforrest fforty shillings; It. my will & minde is that every such servant or servants that doth live with me at my decease shall have their whole years wages payde them.

I give unto Anthony STAFFORD of the Shaw in the County of Darby gentleman All my Lands & Tenements att Strindes & also where within the Kingdom of England to him & to his heires for ever:

I give unto the sd Anthony STAFFORD all my goods Cattlells & Chattells paying such Legacies as are formerly herein sett downe & specified; And I doo appointe & make the sd Anthony STAFFORD my sole Executor to apointe & performe the  last will & testament according to the trust I [      ] in him Renouncing all other wills & Testaments by me formerly made In wittnesse whereof to this my present Last will & testament  I have set to my hand & seale the day & yeare first above written; 1668

Edmund CLAYTON

Sealed signed & declared in the sight & [presence] of 

Tristram STAFFORD; [Wilt] GARLICKE; James BAGSHAW

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Francis CLAYTON of Stryndes, Glossop: 12 July 1662  

In the Name of God Amen the three and twenty[est] day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God accordinge to the computation of the Church of England One Thousand Six hundred Sixty and one I Francis CLAYTON of Stryndes in the County of Derby gentleman beinge in good and perfect remembrance thanks bee given unto allmighty God for the same knowinge that nothinge is more certain than death nor anythinge more uncertain than the hour thereof not minded therefore to dye intestate but willinge rather after the good Example of the good Kinge [Erechias] to sett my house in order doo therefore make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge ffirst and [   ] principally I commend my soule into the hande of Allmighty God my maker and creatour And for my body I comend the same unto the Earth wherefore it was first fashioned to be decently buryed in the Church at Disley in the parish of Stockport and County of Chester in such seemly manner as agreeth with my quality and condition at the discretion of my Executour herein after named [unfa    dly] belonginge that the same at the last day shall rise againe a glorious and immortal bodye and bee made partaker with the Saintes and Electe in the Kingdom of Heaven as my trust And undoubted beleife in the behalfe is And for and concerning my worldly Estate which God hath endowed me with in this life I give and bequeathe the same as followeth ffirst my will and mind is that my funerall Expenses be discharged and paid forth of all my goods Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto Joyce my now lovinge wife one Third parte of all my househould goods whatsoever standinge and beinge within my dwelling house called Stryndes aforesaid (Except Two of the best Tables Two of the best paire of Bedsteade One greate Arke One great Brasn pott One Silver Bowle One Dish called a Mazar One greate [ eepinge] Keare Standing in the Barne) all which I heave as [hyreloomes] to my house to be disposed of as hereafter followeth Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto my said Wife One Third parte of all my goods cattells and chattells (Except before excepted) after my debts and funerall expenses be discharged Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto Anthony STAFFORD of the Shawe in the said County of Derbye yoeman his heyres and assignes for ever One close or parsell of land comonly called or known by the name of the Kersheefe Nooke lyinge and beinge upon the right hand the foote Way leading from Shawe Marsh to the Stone Crosse upon Mellor Ward in the said County of Derbye Also I give and bequeathe unto my sonne in Lawe Edward KELSALL and his wife Winifrith to either of them Tenne shillinges of lawfull money of England Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto Thomas CLAYTON also [Pas     ] my reputed sonne the sume of five poundes of lawful money of England Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto Alexander SCOOFEILD youngest sonne of Ann SCOOFEILD of Heafield in the County of Derbye Widdow the sunne of Tenne [  ] shillings per annum to beginne imediately after the decease of me the said ffrancis CLAYTON And to be paid to him the said Alexander till he attaine the Age of one and Twenty yeares And when he hath attained unto the aforesaid age of one and Twenty yeares Then I gibe and bequeathe unto him the same Alexander the sumy of ffive pounds to bind him an apprentice with Alsoe I gibe and bequeath unto Two Daughters of my Brother William the summe of Tenne shillings a peece of lawful money of England Alsoe I gibe and bequeathe unto my Sister Anne Daughters Barbara and Jane the sume of Tenne shillings a peece of lawful money of England Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto my brother Edward CLAYTON the sume of ffourty shillings of lawful money of England to be paid to him the said Edward within one whole yeare next after my Decease Alsoe I give and bequeathe to my brother Edward three children the sume of Tenne shillings a peece of lawful money of England Alsoe my will and mind is and I give and bequeathe unto my brother Edmund CLAYTON All the rest and residue of my lands and Tenements what soever not formerly herein given or disposed of lyinge and beinge in the said County of Derby or [  ] where to him the said Edmund CLAYTON his heyres and assigns for ever And all my goods Chattells and cattells whatsoever Except such parts thereof as I have formerly herein of hereby given and bequeathed, hee the said Edmund payinge fourthe of my said lands and [  ] tenements and forth of the same goods Cattells and Chattells my funerall expenses and all my debtes and legacies And if it happen that my saide goods cattells and chattells will not soe farre extend and reacheas to pay and discharge all my debts legacies and funerall expenses Then my will and mind is and I doo declare and appoint that my said Brother Edmund shall make the same forth out of some parte of such of my said lands and Tenements as I have by this my last will given him the same Edmund by sellinge some parts thereof or otherwise by setting and lettinge of the same or any such last mentioned part thereof as aforesaid at the election and [   ] of him the same Edmund And of this my last Will and Testament I doo ordaine and make my saide Brother Edmund CLAYTON my full sole and perfect Executor [hopinge] him to execute this my last will and Testament as my trust in him [  ] [reposed] and all former wills hereto fore by me at any time made I doo hereby revoke frustrate anni[  ]late and in a [    ] in the law to all [       ] and purpose whatsoever In wittnes whereof I the said ffrancis CLAYTON have hereunto putt my hand and seale the day and yeare first abovewritten One Thousand Six hundred Sixty one

ffrancis CLAYTON

In wittnes of Gervas WINTERBOTTOME

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Laurence CLEATON of Kynder, Glossop: 6 June 1605

In the name of god Amen the ffoureth Daye of Februarie I the yeare of the Rayne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god kinge of England ffrance & Ireland & the Second and of Scotland the thirtieth Eight & according to the Computation of the [          ] of England Anno Don one thousand six hundred and ffyve I Laurence CLEATON of Kynder sicke in bodie but sound in soule & of pfecte mynde & remembrance thanks be geven to god, knowinge nothinge more certeyne then deathe wither anny thinge more uncerteyne then the houer of Death doe Constitute & ordayne this my testament contayninge therein my last will wherein ffirste I Commend my soule to Almightie god my maker to Jesu Chryste my redeemer hopinge & trustinge throughe his meritts & mediation & thoroughe faith in his Blood to inioy the [felisitie] & Blisse of Heaven in the Communion of Saynts and angells and my bodie I commend to the ground to bee buried in the pishe Church of Glossoppe.  And for my worldly goods my will & minde ys as followeth ffirst my will and mind ys that all my Debts Funerall expenses & other necessaries bee & shalbe discharged of my wholl goods by my Executors hereafter named.  Itm my will & mynd ys that all my Debts funerall expenses & other necessaries,,,, susteyned in or aboute the same beinge discharged of my wholl goods then the resedewe of all my goods moveable & ymmoveable quicke & Dead & other Demands un[         ] I give & bequeathe to Ellin my wyfe and to my thrie younger Children Anne Thomas & George CLEATON towarde there Education filiations & Children pte Itm my will & mynde ys that Ellin my sayd wyfe shall mayntanye susteyne & keepe my sayd younger Children with meate Drinke apparell & other necessaries untill they youngest chylde shall & might accomplishe the age of xxi yeares and then my will & mynde ys that they remeynes of the sayd goods yssues & proffitts of all my grounds I nowe possesse bee & shalbee then equally devided amongst my sayd wyfe & thrie younger Children Anne Thomas & George. Itm my will & mind ys that the yearely benifitt proffitt & commoditie of all such parts & pcells of lande as shall happen & fall to mee or my hayres further then I nowe possesse shall & may,,, [redonnde] remayne & bee to the best benifitt of my younger Children the same to bee to that and occupied ymployed at the discresion of my supvisors heare after named untill Robt CLEATON myne Eldest sone shall or might accomplishe the age of xxi years Itm my will & mynde ys that my sayd eldest sonne Robert bee honestly brought upp with meate Drinke apparell & lodginge & other necessaries for lerninge untill hee accomplishe the age of xxi years by Ellin my sayd wyfe Itm my will & mynd ys that Robert my sayd eldest sonne & heyre shall towards the preferment & benifitt of his sayd sister & tow younger brother Thomas and George content yeald & give to my sayd Children Sixscore pounds of lawfull English mony within the space of six wholl yeares next after the sayd Robert shall or might accomplishe the age of xxi years to [      ] everye yeare xxth pounds att the feast day of St Michall thearchangell & soe consequently everie Michalls daye till the whole some of sixscore pounds bee payd & the sayd six years expired provided that my sayd sonne Robert shall give unto my sayd doughter Anne ffortie pounds the tow firste years & the other fforescore pounds to bee payd as before lymited to my sones Thomas and George equally att every daye of payment ether Tenn pounds.  Itm yt is my will & mynd that if it happen ether of my sayd sonnes [   ]este this lyfe before the come to maridge that then [    ] pte of his sayd goods soe dying shall bee & remeyne to Anne my sayd doughter & thother to his other brother Itm yt is my will & myde that if my eldest sonne Robert During his noneage shall shewe him selfe [     ] and Dewtifull to his monther kynd & naturall to his sister & brother & howse & Re[verent] to all men that then my supvisors att theire discretion shall mitigate more or lesse of fortie pounds of the sayd sixscore pounds at the Discretion of the [     ] pte of them Item I make constitute & ordayne Ellin CLEATON my sayd wyfe sole Executrix of this my last will to execute pforme & Doe all things hearin Contayned accordinge to the trewe intent & meaning heare of & of mee the testator according to my trust in her reposed  Itm my [       ] ys that Thomas BOWDEN gent James CARRINGTON of Buggesworth yom Thomas BOWDEN of Heafeeld yom Thomas EARE of the Swallowehouses yom & John COTRILL my brother in lawe shallbe supvisors of this my last will to sie all things hearein contayned executed & done accordinge to the true meaninge of this my last will In wittness Where of I the sayd testator have put my hande the daye & yeare above written: by mee Lawrance CLAYTON these beinge wittness [    ]: SMITHE Willm ROBINSON Robert CLEATON wth others

Debts wch I owe

.

Inprimis I owe to Robt MOSLEYE 

xiil-vjs as my Bill Doth & may appeare

It Willm BRADBURIE & I doe equally owe to Willm COTRILL  

xil as by our bill doth & may appere

Itm to Robert CARRINGTON o f Chinley Houses 

xl xvijs  iiij d to bee payd as followeth the one halfe the forweth day of July & thother halfe att Michalmas next ensewinge

Itm to Edward HAIGHE            

 iijl xvjs as by my deed in writinge dothe & may appeare

Itm to Jhon MELLOR of little Longsor   

iiijl to be payd the twenty day of July next

Itm to Jhon HALL of alport   

ijl xiijs iiijd

Itm to Cristopher YELLOT   

xis

Itm to Willm ROBINSON    

 xxjs

Itm to Willm ROWBOTHAM    

vss or therabouts

 Itm to my brother in lawe Thomas EARE    

xxis

Itm to Christopher BOWDEN   

  xs

Debts oweinge to me

.

Inprimis Andrewe BOWDEN oweth to mee

vl  xvijs ijj d dew at the assumption of St marii the vergin next ensuwinge

Itm Jhon HADFILD of the birch Hall  

 iiijs ijd

It Renold ROWBOTHOM    

iiijs  xd

It Edward DOWNES of Kynder  

iiijs iid

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Orlanda otherwise Orlando COOK of All Mens Heath, Glossop p. farmer & stone mason: 1866

 mentions;

Daughters Ann COOK; Martha COOK

Son James

Executor John LONGDEN 

Witnesses: Jesse HALL; John BEELEY of High St., Glossop, grocer

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James COOPER of Stirrup, Ludworth: 1820

In the Bishops Court of Lichfield; In the Goods of James COOPER Deceased

Appeared Personally Elizabeth COOPER of Stirrup in Ludworth in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby widow the party applying for Letters of Administration of the Estate and Effects of the said James COOPER late of the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby aforesaid Farmer 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 owing from the said deceased, are under the value of Two hundred Pounds, to the best of this Deponent`s knowledge, information and belief.

Elizabeth COOPER (her mark)

Sworn on the 21st day of March 1820 before me Samuel GRUNDY Commissioner 

On a separate sheet

Know all Men by these presents that We Elizabeth COOPER of Stirrup in Ludworth in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby widow & Ralph HUDSON of Ludworth aforesaid Farmer & Robert HIGGINBOTHAM of Rowarth in the parish of Glossop aforesaid Farmer are held and firmly bound unto Edmund OUTRAM Doctor in Divinity Vicar General of the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry in the Sum of Four Hundred pounds etc. etc..

Elizabeth COOPER her mark; Ralph HUDSON; Robert HIGGINBOTTOM

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Samuel GRUNDY Comm.

On  a separate sheet the Oath shows that James COOPER died on 20th Dec 1819

Admon extracted 23 Mar 1820 

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John COWPER of Whitfield: 1749/1750

In the name of God Amen I John COWPER of Whitfield in the parish of Glossopp & County of Derby Yeoman being out of health, but of sound memory & perfect understanding do make & ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in manner & form following

First I order my just Debts, funeral expences & Charges of the Probat of this my last Will to be paid & discharged out of my Personal Estate & as to my Burial I referr the same  to the prudence & Discretion of my Executours hereafter named, & recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it.  And as for such worldly estate as the Almighty has been pleasd to bestow upon me I dispose thereof as follows.  I give & bequeath unto Thomas son of Matthew COWPER five shillings to be paid by my Executours.  Also I give unto my son John COWPER thirteen pounds.  Also I give unto my son Thomas COWPER twenty pounds.  Also I give unto my Son-in-Law John HADFIELD four pounds. all which Legacies are to be paid within twelve months after my decease, out of my Personal estate.  And it is my will & mind that if any of my Children dye before their Legacies become due, that then their said Legacy shall go to their Child or Children.  Also I give unto my son Thomas COWPER the Press for Cloaths which stands in the Chamber.  Also I give unto my Daughter Sarah BRAY her Mothers Desk.  Also I give unto Mary HADFIELD a little Chest of her Mothers.  Also I give & bequeath unto my son John COWPER all that Houseing & Land that one Ralph CROWTHER formerly Leased now scituate, lyeing & being in Stockport, the aforesaid Land being excepted in his Brother Matthews Deed; He the said John COWPER his Heirs or Assignes, paying his Brother Matthew COWPER Heirs or Assignes Yearly & every Year for ever the sum of one shilling at or upon the eleventh Day of November as the same shall become payable Also I give & bequeath all my Houseing & Land lyeing & being in Whitfield unto my loving Wife during the time of her Natural Life; she paying Yearly & every Year the sum of two pounds to my son Joseph COWPER his Heirs or Assignes at or upon the eleventh day of November as the same shall become due.    Likewise I give & bequeath unto my loving wife all my Personalty except what is before disposed of, but in case she removes & has a mind to go live with any of her Children, that then it shall be Lawful for my son Joseph COWPER immediately to enter upon & take possession of the said Housing & Land before mentioned lyeing in Whitfield & she my loving wife to have no Liberty to Sell or sett any part thereof,  It is Likewise my Will & mind that my son Joseph COWPER pay to my Son-in-Law Nicholas BRAY twenty Pounds which I Charge upon the Land in Whitfield, & that he pay the said sum of twenty pounds within twelve months after my decease And at the decease of my Loving Wife I Give & bequeath all my Housing & Land scituate & Lyeing in Whitfield & where I now live unto my son Joseph COWPER.  I also give unto my son Thomas COWPER all land scituate & lyeing on Stockport Moor, with all & every of it Appurtenances, but if it happen that my son Thomas COWPER has a mind to sell the above said Land it is my mind that his Brother Matthew COWPER or his Heirs have the first refuse of it paying an honest & valuable consideration for it.  It is further my will that my Wife have the disposal of all my Linnon to give the same when & to whom she will think fitt.  I also give my Bible & Clock to my Heir.  It is further my Will & mind that if my wife survive me that the remaining part of my Personal estate Goods Cattle & Chattels that is over & above paying my Funeral expences Debts & Legacies as before mentioned in my will, that she shall enjoy the same & have the use & benefitt of it, & them, during her natural Life, and at her death it is my will & mind that her Funeral expences be all paid out of that remaining part of my said personal estate.  And then I give & bequeath all the rest residue & remainder of my Personal Estate Goods Cattle & Chattels to be equally divided amongst my five Children John, Joseph , Thomas, Sarah & Mary COWPER at the decease of the longer liver of me & my wife & after the expences paid as before orderd.  Lastly I give one guinea to Wm GODDARD Vicar of Glossopp to Preach my funeral sermon.  And it is my desire that my two sons Joseph & Thomas COWPER assist & do what they can for their Mother whilst she lives.  And I do hereby Nominate Constitute & Appoint my two sons Joseph COWPER & Thomas COWPER Executors of this my last will & Testament not doubting but they will truly fulfill the same as my trust is in them.  In Witness I the said John COWPER the Testator have hereunto sett my Hand & seal & published this as my last Will & Testament the twenty second day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & forty nine.

(signed & sealed) John COWPER

Signed sealed Published & declared by the Testator to be his last Will & Testament

In the presence of: Wm GODDARD Vicar of Glossopp; Charles GARLICK; Thomas GARLICK

A true & perfect Inventory of of all the Goods Chattels & Cattle belonging to John COWPER of Whitfield in the parish of Glossopp & County of Derby deceased taken & appraised by us whose names are hereunto subscribed the 24th day of March 1749/50

.

   £    s    d

Imp/ Purse & Apparel1

  7    0    0

A large Bible & Clock 

  3    0    0

Two cows 

  6    0    0

A cupboard & table 

   0  15    0

Two coach chairs 15s 12 chairs 10s 

  1    5    0

One Fire Iron tongs, 3 bread Irons Fire Shovel & Brigg

  0  15    0

One little Fire Iron, smoothing Iron Clever two Hand hooks & Spittle one frying pan

   0    3    0

One Warming Pan a skellet a brass pan a brass pott & saucepan one Lead, Lead weight & Mustard Ball 

  0  15    0

8 Pewter Dishes one Tankard 1 Cup 4 porringers, Spoons 

  0  14    0

Books & Linnen Meal Cheese & Bacon 

  4  17    0

One Bedsted & Bedding & a little Cupboard ith Parlour 

  1    8    0

One Bedsted & bedding in the long Chamber

  2  10    0

One Press 

  1  10    0

A Long table & one little oval table ith parlor Chamber 

  0  17    0

One bed & bedding ith Chamber over House 

  1    5    0

One meal ark 8s one Chest 10s one little chest 6s one Desk 5s one Box 1s ith same Chamber 

  1  10    0

One Cheese Tubb 5s one kimlin 2s Cheese fatts & other wooden ware 5s & one cheese press 3s 

  0  15    0

One little Ark in the Porch 1s 2 Iron potts 2s a Glass case two fall tables 2s a kneading trough 1s 

  0    6    0

One Shovel Mattock & Bill & Dock fork & Ax 

  0    3    0

One Stock of Bees at Thomas COWPERS

  0  10    0

Huslement

  0    5    0

.

 46    3    0

In Bills

 88    2    0

.

134  5    0

      Seen and allowed by us Robert SHEPARD; Jordan BRADBURY

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John COOPER of Stirrup, Glossop p.:1770

In the name of God Amen I John COOPER of Stirrup in the Parish of Glossop & County of Derby Yeoman Being Weak of Body but of Perfect & Sound memory Praised be God do make & ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in Mannor and form following

First I order my just Debts Funeral Expences & the Expence of the Probat of this my Last Will and Testament to be paid and Discharged out of my Personal Estate and as to my Burial I refer the same to the Prudence and Discretion of my wife & Executors hereafter named and recomend my Soul unto the Hands of God who gave it and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has Pleased the Almighty to Bless me with in this Life I give demiss and Dispose of the same in the Following Manner and Form

First I give to my Loveing Wife five Pounds to be paid by my Executors Also I give to my daughter Sarah COOPER my Clock which stands in the Parlor

Item I give and bequeath unto my son James COOPER all my Houseing and Land Lying in Stockport in the County Palitine of Chester to Enter upon it Emediately after my Disceas Paying to my Loveing Wife his Mother five Pounds a Year to be Paid to her Quarterly at four Equal Payments Dureing the time of her Natural Life.

Item I give unto my Loveing Wife the Farm I now Hold at Stirrup in the Parish of Glossop & County of Derby under His grace the Duke of Norfolk to hold for three years after my Deceas Paying the Rent as it Shall be com Due and at the End of the Sd three years I give it unto my son James COOPER His Heirs or Assigns to Enter upon and take possession of the Farm afore-said and it is my Will and Miend that her my Loveing Wife has five Beast to hold in her tuishtion (sic) During the time she is to hold the Farm and then I leave them to be Equally Devided amongst my three Daughters Martha HAGUE Mary HOWARD & Ester TAYLOR

Item I also give her my Loveing wife all my Husbandry Gear the Meal Ark in the House & the ark in the Barn to hold for three years and then I give them to my son  James COOPER Also I give unto my Daughter Martha HAGUE Sixteen Pounds Also I give unto my Son in law John HOWARD Ten Pounds Also I give unto my Daughter Ester TAYLOR Fifteen Pounds Also I give unto my Son in Law John BOTTOMLY Twenty Pounds Also I give unto my daughter Sarah COOPER Fifty Pounds These Legacies are all to be Paid in Twelve Months after my Disceas out of my Personal Estate and if any of these my children that are to Receive these Legacies above Mentioned Shall Dey before their Legacies com due it is my will & mind that it goes to their Child or Children

Item I also give to my Loveing wife Sarah COOPER and to my Daughter Sarah COOPER all my Household Goods Excepting the above mentioned to be Equally Devided Betwixt them after the above Legacies are Paid & Discharged I give to my Daughter Ann BOTTAMLEY five Pounds to be paid out of the Remaining Part that is over & above Paying the above Legacies all the Reversion that Remains when the above Legacies are Paid I Leave to be Equally Devided amongst my three Daughters Martha HAGUE Mary HOWARD and Ester TAYLOR and I do hereby Nomenate Constitute and Appoint my son James COOPER & Joseph COOPER of Dinting in the Parish & County above said Executors of this my Last Will and Testament not Doubting but the will truly Fulfill the same as my trust is in them In witness I the said John COOPER the Testator have hereunto Sett my Hand and Seal this Twenty Sixt Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine.

(signed & seal) John COOPER

Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in the Presence of Thomas HARRISON (x); Jas STANNEY; James TAYLOR

(In a different hand)

Chesterfield 1 May 1770 

Let Probate be granted to James COOPER & Joseph COOPER the Executors

They being sworn therefore ... Thos WHITE Sur.

A true & Perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattel Chattels and Credites of John COOPER of Stirrup in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby Late Disceast Taken Valued and apprised this 17th Day of November 1769 by us

Wm CHATTERTON; John HOLLINGWORTH 

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  £    s    d

Item In Purs and Apparril  

  8    0    0

Goods in the House Fire Iorn Shovel & toungs 2 Bread Ions 

  0  10    0

Brigs Chaveing dish Ballis Spit gobuts & Driping pan 

  0    5    0

Frying pan and Spittel and a Long Table  

  0    6    0

Couch Chear & Cushin Cubert & fall table warming pan 

  0  19    0

9 peuter Dishes ten plats a peuter Cup & Shelf 

  1  13    8

Nine Chares Round table Stool and Salt pey 

  0    8    6

In Books  

  0    2    0

Goods in the Parlor Clock & Case and two Chises 

  3    3    0

3 pare of sheets & a Single one & 2 Boulster Casees  

  0  18    0

Stand Bed & Beding ten chares and a table 

  3    4    0

Goods in the Little Parlor 1 Bed & Beding & a chare  

  1  10    0

In the Buterreys 3 Chesfuts an ark & a Bras pan 

  0  18    0

A parcil of pots & Bottels and a tin oven  

  0    6    0

In the Kitchen 2 Iorn pots a Cettel and Chees press 

  0  11    6

2 churns Iorning tub and other woodden ware  

  0  10    0

Goods in the Chambers 95 cheeses and an ark

17  15    0

3 Beds and Beding a Bedstid and a form 

  4    5    0

In Hay Corn and other grane one ark and 2 tubs

33  17    0

2 Horses 49 sheep and all the Husbandry gear

23    9    6

7 milch cows 2 twinters 2 yearlinks and a Swine

45    5    0

In Bonds Bills and other Securities

154  8    0

In ..... Debts & all other things not Namd as huselments 

  0  10    0

Total

302 14   2

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Joseph COOPER of Dinting:1774

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Joseph COWPER of Dinting in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby, Yeoman.  Being out of health but of sound memory and perfect Understanding Blessed be God for it.  Do this fourthteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Four Make this my Last will and Testament as follows.  And first it is my will and mind that all my Just Debts, funeral Expences and the Probate of this my will be paid and discharged out of my Personal Estate by my Executors here after named after which I will and leave to my Beloved wife my free-hold Estate during the Term of her natural life Paying to my son James COWPER yearly and Every Year Two pounds and five shillings the five shillings to discharge the land tax, also I give to my said wife Two Cows one Bedstead and Bedding for two Beds the Little Chest and all the linen within it and the Corner Cupboard with all the furniture belonging to it also I give to my loving wife those goods in my house at Land that is one Square Oak table one Oak chear one fire iron and Tonges one bed-stead one cheese press and one Cup-board in the Dineing room at Dinting.  I also give to my wife Ten Pounds of a Legacy left by her mother Likewise I give my son James COWPER all my freehold lands after the Decease of my said wife him paying Forty Pounds to my youngest children Deborah ROWBOTHAM Sarah GARLICK Joseph COWPER George COWPER Betty SHEPHERD Martha HADFIELD and Nancy HOWARD Together with Twenty Pounds of my personal Estate to be paid them in Twelve Months after the decease of my said wife, at the Decease of me Joseph COWPER the above said Sixty pounds I put into the hands of my Executors untill the Decease of my said wife to be put out to Intrest by my Executuors and it is my will and mind for my said Executors to pay Two pounds five shillings Intrest if they keep it in their hands yearly.  Also I give to my son George COWPER one Cow one Horse on Cart and wheels and one Large Ark, Also I Leave my farm in Semondly and Dinting which I hold under the Duke of Norfolk to my son George COWPER paying the Annual Rent of Thirty three pounds yearly Also I leave my farm in Ludworth which I hold under the Duke of Norfolk to my son Joseph COWPER paying the Annual sum of Thirteen pounds yearly.  Also the Remainder of my personal Estate Goods and Chattles I give to my seven younger children Deborah Rowbotham Sarah GARLICK Joseph COWPER George COWPER Betty SHEPHERD Martha HADFIELD and Nancy HOWARD to be Equally devided amongst them share and share alike; or sold and the Money to Equally devided amongst them.  Also it is my will and mind that my said wife shall have her goods and Chattles kept by my Executors for her funeral Expences.  And it is my will and mind that my Executors chuse two Honest men to take a true Estimate or Valuation of all my personal Estate within five days time after my decease.  Lastly I do Nominate and appoint my sons Joseph COWPER and George COWPER joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hopeing they will Lovingly and Quitely (?) perform the trust I Repose in them In witness whereof I the said Joseph COWPER the Testator have here unto set my hand and Seal the day and year first above written.

(signed with seal) Joseph COOPER

Sealed, Signed, published and declared by the within named Joseph COOPER the Testator in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request and in presence of each other

John BRAMHALL; William MITON; William GARLICK 

A true and perfect Inventory of the goods Cattle and Chattles of Joseph COOPER of Dinting in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby Deceased aprissed and valued by us whose names are here under written this 11th Day of July in the year of our Lord 1774  

.

  £    s    d

His purse and Aparrel 

  2    2    0

in Household goods     

  8  12    0

in Cattle 

   7    0    0

in Husbandry gair 

  1    2    0

in Huslement  

  0    2    0

Total

18  18    0

  Jordan BRADBURY; Robt SHEPPARD Aprissers

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Matthew COOPER of Charlesworth: 1745

In the name of God Amen I Mathew COOPER of Chalsworth in the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby being sick & weak but of perfect mind & memory praised be God therefore yet not knowing  how soone it may please God to call for me being sencible of the frailty of human nature have thought fitt to dispose of all such Temporal Es(t)ate as it pleased Allmighty God to bestow upon me Therefore I do make this and ordain it to be my Last Will and Testament in Manor and form following first I will that all my Just Debts funerall Expenses charges of of (sic) probat hearof be fully paid and discharged.

Allso I give and Devise unto my well beloved wife Ann COOPER and her Asignes During her Widdowhood  the mesuage & Dwelling house with its Apurtenances situate in or neare the Hillgate in Stocport in the county of Chester and the medow there unto belonging now in holding of Joseph BARLOWS holding and from and after her second marriage my will is that her right to the said pmises shall cease for in such case I will an Anuity or or (sic) yearly payment of fourty shillings to be paid her out of the Rents and profits arising out of the said premises every year During her natural Life to be paid her at Two Equall payments the first payment to be within six calendar months after my Decease and from and Imediately after second marrige (subject  to the said Anuity) or death which shall first Happen Allso I give and devise unto my Eldest son Thomas COOPER the Close or Parcell of Land called the Long Shut which I am in present possion of to Enter upon it Imediatly after my Decease.  And allso from and Imediatly after my father and mother their severall deceases I do devise and give all other Lands Hereditments and premises att Stockport aforesaid wherto I am intitled on Reversion or Remaned (?) or Expectant on their deaths unto my said Eldest son Thomas and his Asigns Subject and Liable (Subject and Liable after the death of the survivor of my said father and mother to the payment of these respective sums here after mentioned that is to say I will that he my eldest son Thomas pay to my second son Benjamin COOPER the sum of thirty pounds att the Death of the survivor of my said father and mother Allso I will that he the said Thomas COOPPER my Eldest son pay unto my Daughter Ann the sum of Twenty pounds att the time aforesaid allso I will that my Daughter Ann have four pounds paid her out of the first years rent of my wifes Anuity Allso I will my son Thomas COOPPER pay unto my daughter Abigal the sum of Thirty pounds att the Time Aforesaid Allso I give unto my Loving wife Ann COOPER one Bed furnished redy with all sorts of Bed Cloths redy for Lying in her chest one Table with a Drawer in, the Round Ashe stook one Brass Kettle one chaire.  And as for my Leasehold Estate in Chalsworth I give and Bequeathe the same to my Two sons Thomas and Mathew equally Between them their Heirs Executors Administrators or Asignes During the Term in the originall Lease to Injoy as Tenants in Comon Allso I give unto my son Benjamin one Paire of Bed Stocks and my Top Coate.  and all the rest of my Goods Chattles and Aparel and money and Cattel and Personall Estate of what kind and nature so ever I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved son Mathew COOPPER he being subject and Liable to pay my funerall Expenses and charges of Probat heareof out of the said Personall Estate Allso I do hearby nominate and Apoint My well beloved wife and my son Benjamin COOPPER to be the sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hearby frustrate and make void all other Bequests will or wills by me formerly made Ratifeing Confirming and declaring this and none other to be my Last Will and Testament as witness my hand and seale this fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred fourteen

Be it known to Any whom it may concern that it is my mind who am the testator that if it so Happen that Benjamin my second son or my Daughter An or my Daughter Abigal Dye without Ishue before the said money become Due and payable that then that shall be Paid to the other Two that remaine but if it so Happen that if any of the above said three do die leaveing child or children then such child or children shall enjoy the part of money left to their Deceased parent and to that child or children the money when due shall become payable.

Mathew COOPER - Hand and Seal

Sealed Published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above said Mathew COOPER the testator in presence of us: James ASHTON; Thomas DAWSON; Cha: GARSIDE

A True and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the goods Chattels and Cattel of Matthew COOPER of Chalsworth in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby and Dioces of Litchfield Yeoman Late deceased Prized and Valued the Twenty Seventh of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred fourty and five by us whose names are here Under Written as Followeth

.

  £    s    d

First his Purse and Aparel

05   00    0

Goods in the house one fire Iron and Clock and all other goods in the house

02  15    0

Goods in the Parlour one Bed and all other things in the Parlour

02  15    0

Goods in the Chamber one Bed one Chest etc

02  15    0

Goods in the Little Chamber one Bed etc.

01  10    0

Goods in the Kitchen Cheese Press and Dresser etc

00  18    0

Husbandry Ware one cask and all other Husbandry Ware

03  00    0

The Huslement 

00  02    6

Cattel one Mare one Gelding

02  10    0

Six Milch Kine

15  00    0

One Feeding Cow

02  00    0

Four Young Beasts

05  00    0

Three Calves

01  10    0

One Hog

00  15    0

Sum Total

45  00    6

Aprized and Valued by us the day and year above said

John COOPER; Cha: GARSIDE

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Thomas COOPER of Dinting: 1764

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas COOPER of Dinting in the Parish of Glossopp and County of Derby Yeoman being weak of Body but sound in mind and of Perfect understanding, do hereby make and declare this my Last Will and Testament, in mannor and form following, first I Order and Direct my Just Debts, Furanal Expences and the Charge of the Probate, of this my last Will, to be first Paid & Discharged out of my Personall Estate, & as to my Buriall, I Refer the same to the Prudence and Discretion of my Executor, herein after named, Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John COOPER, the sum of five Shillings, Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Catherine wife of Joseph GARLICK of Padfield, the sum of five Shillings, Item I do give and bequeath unto my Daughter Esther Wife of Jno STAFFORD the Sum of Twenty Pound, which said sum of Twenty Pound and the before mentioned Legacys I order to be Paid out of My Personal Estate, Item I do give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Martha COOPER all my Free Hold estate lying on Stockport Moor, near Himshaw Gate, during the time of her natural Life, & at her Disceace I give and Bequeath the before mentioned Estate unto my son John COOPER or his Heirs etc. paying to my Daughter Esther Wife of John STAFFORD, the Sum of Ten Pounds and for Want of Payment, of the aforesaid Ten Pounds to be made by my son John COOPER, or his Heirs, it is my Will and Mind that my Daughter, Esther, shall Enter upon the said Estate, and hold the same till such time as she Has recd her Leagicy, And if it Happens that my Daughter Esther Dyes before her Mother, And Leave any Child or Children, It is my Will and mind that the Child or Children have the Leagicy, All the residue and remainder of my Goods Chattles and Cattle of What Kind or Nature so Ever not herein before mentioned, And also the Teniment which I hold under his Grace the Duke of Norfolk I give and Bequeath unto my Loving Wife Martha COOPER and my son Wm COOPER equally betwixt them but if it Happen that my Wife Martha COOPER be married again that then And in such case it is my Will and Mind that my son William COOPER has all her share of the before mentioned Chattles and Cattle and she has nothing but the Freehold Estate during her natural life, It is also my Will and mind that at my Wife Martha COOPERS Death if she Happens not to Marry again that my son William COOPER has all her share of the before mentioned Teniment and Chattles of what kind or nature so ever, And Lastly I do nominate and appoint my Nephew James COOPER son of Joseph COOPER of Dinting to be Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I do revoke all former Will by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this fifth Day of May 1763

Thomas COOPER X his mark & seal

Sealed signed and Declared to be the Last Will of the before mentioned Thomas COOPER 

In the Presence of Thomas COOPER; Betty COOPER; John BRAY

In a different hand

At Chesterfield 17 Oct 1764 

Let a probate be made to James COOPER sole Executor Having been sworn before me Thos WHITE Sur.    

A true and perfect Inventory of the Goods Chattles & Cattles of Thomas COOPER of Dinting in the Parish of Glossop & County of Derby Deceased.  Aprised & valued by us whose names are here under written this Second Day of August 1764

.

  £    s    d

Goods in the House; his purse & Apparel

 16    0    0

the fire iron toungs poker Suffel & Briyds 

  0  12    0

 one Clock & Case 2 Couch chairs 3 tables 

  3    0    0

one Cubboard 5 Chairs 4 Stools 1 Salt pye

  0    5    0

one Malter & pestel 1 Cheese toster 4 Candlesticks

  0    2    0

one Spite & Goberts 1 Smoothing iron & heaters  

  0    3    0

two Looking glasses & a parcel of Books 

  1  19    0

one Warming pan 1 Chafing dish two Bread irons & hand hooks 

  0    9    0

A parcel of puter 1 frieing pan & knives & forks  0  17    0

  0  17    0

Goods in the parlor one Bed & Beding & 1 press 

  3    0    0

one fire grate & 3 chairs 

  0    5    0

Goods in Buttrey 1 Ark & bacon & other things within  

  1    0    0

one Barrel & bottles all the Basons 1 Stound & some pots 

  0  11    0

4 Weels 2 Churns 2 keels 1 Large tub 1 mustard ball

  0  18    0

Goods in Upper Chamber 1 Bed & Beding 2 tables 1 Cofer & wheat  

  1  19    0

1 Cheese cratch & a parcel of Cheeses Cheese fats trenchers pots

  4    5    6

Goods in the midle Chamber 1 bed & beding 1 womans table 

  1  12    0

1 Meal ark & meal a parcel of Sacks a pair of Weigh & Weights

  2  12    0

Goods in Lower Chamber 1 bed & beding 1 Coach chair 1 chist 

  2  10    0

1 Cofer Wheat 1 desk 3 chairs 1 mug pot honey wool & 2 weights 

  1    8    0

Goods in Citchin 3 iron pots 1 Brass pan 2 kettles 1 Sose pan & Ladle 

  0  18    0

A parcel of piggins & siffs 1 tub & cheese press  

  0  18    0

8 Cows 3 twinters 2 yearlings & 3 calves

35    4    0

2 Mares 1 Swine Some sheep Some hens & Cocks

12    0    0

Cart & Wheels 1 plow harrow & a parcel of hey  

  2  10    0

1 Mattock & Suffle 1 half strike & Ridles 

  0    3    6

2 pack Sadles 1 Hackney Sadle 1 pillion & 2 collors 

  1    8    0

1 Cart sadle & Breech garth 2 pair of chains 

  0    7    0

1 Bridle 2 halters 2 Wontows & 3 pair of halms 

  0    2    4

in Book Debts 

  6    0    0

in Huslement 

  0    1    4

Total

102  19  8

Wittness Joseph COOPER; Robt SHEPPARD

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Thomas COTTERELL of Southhead: 29 January 1650/1

In the name of god amen the first day of february in the yeare of our Lord god 1649 I Thomas COTTRELL of Southhead in the Countie of Derbie & pish of Glossoppe yeom beinge sicke in body but of good & pfect memorie praised bee god, doo Constitute ordaine & make this my Last will & testatment in manner & forme followinge first I Bequeath & give my soule unto the hands of allmightie god my maker hopeinge in & through the merits of his soone Jesus Christ to Become one of his elect at the generall day of Judgment & my body to the earth to become buried in the Chappell Church of Hayfeild, And for my worldly goods as followeth Viz first my will & mind is that my funerall expenses & Church Rights to be paid out of my whole goods, Ite my will is that my soone Robert COTTRELL  shall have & enjoy all my Lands when hee shall acomplish the age of one & twentie yeares hee payinge & discharging such severall sumes of monie to his Brother Thomas COTTRELL & his two sisters Jane COTTRELL & Mary COTTRELL as shall Bee herafter expressed that is to say eight pounds yearly to Thomas COTTRELL during his naturall Life & to pay to his two sisters Jane COTTRELL & Mary COTTRELL ether of them three score pounds a peece when hee shall acomplish the age of one & twentie yeares, And further my will & mind is that if it shall please god to call for ether of my Daughters before my sonne Robert COTTRELL shall acomplish the age of one & twentie yeares that then hee shall pay to that Daughter livinge one hundred pounds. Ite my will & mind is that if my sonne Robert COTTRELL doo not pay or secure these somes aforesaid to my other Children that the I give full power to my executors to sell or set any pte of my Lands for the dischargmt of the Legasies given Before By mee Thomas COTTRELL, Ite I give to my sister Barbarie COTTRELL five pounds to Bee paid at the end of ten yeares after my death Ite I give to my sister Elizabeth COTTRELL foure pounds to Bee paid to her at the end of foureteene yeares after my death, And if it please god to Call for any one of them Before the time wherin it is to Be paid that then those ar (sic) that living shall have the aforesaid mencioned somes equally devided, And further more my will & mind is that if my goods will not extend to pay my debts that then my executors shall have power to pay them forth of my Lands, And I doo Constitute ordayne & make Edward LINGARD & Charles LINGARD my executors & all Be gardians for my Children & to see everie thing discharged & done accordinge to the true meaninge & intent herof

Thomas COTTRELL the marke & seale of the testator

In witness hearof Tho: PLATS Robert COTRELL & WillianKYRKE

Debts owinge by the testator   

Imprimis 

£. s. d.

to Willm BARBER    

20-0-0 

to John BENNET

10-0-0

to John HYDE

5-0-0     

to Tho: MARRIOT

5-0-0

to Robert EAYRE

10-0-0 & fortie shillings

to Petre COFF

10-0-0

to Charles KYRKE

3-14-4

to Tho: GEE wife

 0-13-0

to Charles HADFEILD

 0-7-0

to Alles BRADBURY

1-5-0

to Tho: BRADBURY senior

0-13-0

to Georg LINGARD

0-3-6

to widdow DEWSNOPPE

5-10-0

to Elizabeth SMITH

15-0-0

to Edmund BRADBURY

0-15-0

to Mrs COTTRELL

2-15-0

to Elizabeth SMITH

0-5-0

to Tho: CLEATON

0-15-0

to Robert COTTRELL

0-15-0

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George CRESWELL Glossop grocer late of Well Gate, Glossop p.: 1865

mentions: wife Sarah

dau un-named

sons William James; Henry Thomas; Joseph.

Anthony HIGGINBOTTOM shopkeeper of Littlemoor, House Agent of Freetown

John SELLARS hawker of Norfolk St., Glossop

John TEAGUE Surrogate   will made 1858

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John DAND of Blackshaw, Glossop: 26 April 1665

In the name of God Amen the seaventh day of September in the sixteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland King defender of the faith [  ] Amiogr Dom 1664 I John DAND of Blackshaw in the county of Derby yeoman being sick in body but of pfect mynd and memory doo Constitute ordayne and make this my Last Will And Testament in Manner and forme ffollowinge And first of all I do surrender up and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and redeemer humbly beseeching the Lord att my departure home to receive it into his glory and my body I bequeath to be buried in decent maner within the Chancell att Heafeld as neare to my Grandfathers buring place as Cann bee as my Executrix hereafter named shall think fitt And as four my worldly goods Cattells Chattells and debts I give them in maner ffollwing and ffirst my will and mynd is that my funerall expences and all my detts shalbee payd out of my wholl goods by Executrix hereafter named and I doo give and bequeath unto John COTTERELL my nefew sonn of Thomas COTTERELL of Knowle [         ] Tenn pound Ite I doo give and bequeath to Sara COTTERELL syster of the aforesaid John COTTERELL the sume of Tenn pound Ite I doo give and bequeath unto John HYDE of Bulshaw my loving neighbor & frend Thre pounds and the silver spoune wch hath an J and an H upon if And all the rest and residue of my unbequeathed goods Cattells Chattells and Detts I doo give leave and bequeath unto Jone DAND my loving Wiffe and to Sara HEGINBOTHAM my daughter Wiff of Mr William HEGINBOTHAM to be Equally devyded beetween them and  John (fold in original) Make Constitute and ordayne Jone DAND my Loving Wiffe my trust [   ] and lawfull Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hoping she will pforme the trust reposed in her and Last of all I doo hereby make Constitute & ordayne John HYDE of Bulshaw my loving neighbor & frend Overseer of this my last Will & Testament hoping hee will doo his best indevor to see this my Last Will & Testament pformed In Wittness of these psons where names or markes as Witnesses are hereunto subscrybed I doo with my owne hand Ratifie and conforme this psent writing to be my [    ] Will and Testament

John DAND

 In Wittnes of us Thomas EYRE; John HYDE

A true and perfect Inventorie mad the [             ] day of October 1664 of all the goodes Catteles and chattells als deptes of John DAND of Blackshaw lately deseased praised by us Robert BRADBURIE Thomas LOMAS Gharles LINGARD, Henrie KERKE Robert SLACKE and John HYDE

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Agnes DANDE of Lane Head in the parish of Glossop

9 December 1579: dated 16 August 1577

In the name of god amen the syxtyne daye of august in the year of our lord god a thousand fyve hundreth three scor & seventyne.  I Anges DANDE widowe late wyfe of John DANDE of the lane heade being in good and pfytt remembrance do ordaynt and make this my psent testa and last will after this maner & forme followig, first I bequeathe my soule to god almightie and to all the Holy companye of heaven and my body to be buryed In the pish Church of all Saynts at Glossoppe

Item I bequeathe to William PLATTES heir of the Parke halle one sylver Salte pcell gylte to remeyne to his heirs lawfully, begotten for ever To that he do not sell nor parte then pcell of his lands which his Elders hadd in possission and on standyng Cuppe and one beede under the [greise] with all thyngs theirunto belonging, Ite I bequeathe to Agnes PLATTS Daughter of Raphe xx£ & I will that whosoevr hath the keepynge of the sayd Agnes & her goods shall Enter to bonds to my Executors that yf the sayd Agnes Dye without marrage that the sayd xx£ shall remayne uppon Thurston PLATTS her brother & Elizabeth her syster, Ite I bequeathe to every god child xijd Item I bequeathe  to Thurston PLATTS xx s and to William PLATTS xls being sonnes of Willia PLATTS my brother, Item I bequeathe unto Willia MELLOR my servant on bedd with a matresse and other thyngs therto belonginge and iij£ vjs viijd so that he will tarry with me unto the tyme of me death and when this my psent Testament is fulfylled my Debtes payde and all funerall Coostes dyscharged I bequeathe the reste of all my goods herin not bequeathed, reserved such bequeathes as shalbe beueathed herafter unto mayster Larent STAFFORD and [  ]ntger DOWNES whom I make my lawfull Executors these beinge wyttnes and records Guye SELVESTER Curat Otewell FERNELEY and Willia MELLOR with others

Debtes Ownig unto mee

.

Debtes that I do owe

.

Inprimis Mr Willa BEARD

foure pones of lent money and xvjs unpayd being pcell of the payr of tow stnors

Inprimis to John HOLLENWORTH iij bushell of ootes

the payr viij O a bushell

Ite John HOLLENWORTH of Cheseworht

iiij£ xviijs

-

-

Ite the sayd John

lviijs iiijd

-

-

It the sayd John for fyve wothers

xvs

-

-

Ite Thurston PLATTS

xls which I forgyve him

-

-

This is the true Inventory of all the goodes and cattell both movable and immovable of Agnes DANDE of the lane heade wydowe within the pershe of Glossopp and countie of Darbie lately Deceased, prysed be William BEARD y Raphe BREADLY Thomas HEWARD Otewell FERNELEY

(Extensive inventory not transcribed, valued @ Cxviij £ xvs vj d)

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Joseph DEARNALY of Dinting Vale, labourer: 1876

mentions: Wife Betty

Son Thomas

Witnesses: John LORD, auctioneer of Glossop; Joe FRANCE, grocer of High Street, West Glossop

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 Eli DENTON: 5th September 1888

This is the last Will and Testament of me Eli DENTON the Elder of Glossop in the County of Derby formerly a Shopkeeper but now out of business I bequeath unto my daughter Amelia BOOTH all my household furniture plate linen china books pictures and articles of domestic use and ornament absolutely.  I devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate property and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and whether real or personal unto my sons Richard DENTON and Eli DENTON the younger and my said daughter Amelia BOOTH Upon trust that they or the survivors or survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such survivor (hereinafter called my Trustees or trustee) shall sell collect or otherwise convert into money all such parts thereof as shall not consist of ready money And shall out of the monies to arise from such sale collection and conversion and the money of which I shall be possessed at my death pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts And shall hold the residue of the said monies in trust for all my children or any my child who being sons or a son shall attain the age of twenty one years or being daughters or a daughter shall attain that age or shall marry and if more than one in equal shares And I declare that the shares bequeathed to my daughters shall be for their separate use respectively independently of any husband or husbands and that their respective receipts alone shall be sufficient discharges I appoint my said sons Richard DENTON and Eli DENTON the younger and my said daughter Amelia BOOTH Executors of this my Will in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of September One thousand eight hundred and eighty eight

Eli DENTON Senr

 Signed by the said Eli DENTON the Elder as his last Will in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - Jno HIBBERT Solicitor Hyde - Arthur MOORE his clerk.

On the 10th day of March 1894 probate of this Will was granted to Richard DENTON Eli DENTON the younger and Amelia BOOTH (Wife of Samuel BOOTH) the Executors.  Be it known that the date hereunder written, the last Will and Testament of Eli DENTON the Elder of No. 108 St Mary's Road Glossop in the County of Derby deceased, who died on the 21st day of February 1894 at No. 108 St Marys Road aforesaid was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Richard DENTON of No. 26 Thorpe Street Glossop in the County of Derby, Weaver in a cotton Mill, Eli DENTON the younger of no. 125 Victoria Street Glossop aforesaid, weaver in a cotton mill the sons and Amelia BOOTH (wife of Samuel BOOTH) of no. 108 St Marys Road Glossop aforesaid the daughter of the deceased the Executors named in the said Will they having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.  Dated the 10th day of March 1894. Gross value of Personal Estate £490-6-4

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 Eli DENTON: 6th October 1908

I Eli DENTON of Britannia Inn High Street West, Glossop in the County of Derby Beerhouse keeper hereby revoke all former Wills and Testamentary Instruments heretofore executed by me and declare this to be my last Will.  I appoint my wife Nancy DENTON, my son Joseph DENTON and my Daughter Gertrude DENTON (hereafter called "my trustees") to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will.  I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate unto and to the use of my trustees upon trust that my Trustees shall (except as to all articles of domestic or household use belonging to me) sell, call in and convert into money the same or such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and to that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale, calling in and conversion of the whole or any part or parts of the said premises including leasehold property during such period as they shall think proper without being responsible for any loss and shall with and out of the moneys produced by such sale, calling in and conversion and with and out of any ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and shall at the discretion of my Trustees, invest the residue of the said moneys in or upon any of the stocks finds and securities hereinafter authorised for investment of trust funds.  And shall stand possessed of the said articles of domestic or household use and of the said residuary trust moneys and the investments for the time being representing the same upon the trusts following that is to say In trust to permit my said wife to have the use and enjoyment of the said articles of domestic or household use and to pay to her the income arising from the said residuary trust moneys and the investments for the time being representing the same during her life and from and after her decease.  I direct that my Trustees shall stand possessed of the said articles of domestic or househould use  In trust for my said daughter Gertrude DENTON absolutely and as to the said residuary trust moneys and the investment for the time being representing the same (hereafter called the residuary trust fund)  In trust for such of my children, as shall be living at my decease and shall then have attained or shall afterwards attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter shall have married before that age, if more than one, in equal shares but so that such shares shall be deemed to be vested at my death but shall not be payable at the death of my said wife. Provided always that if any child of mine shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children, who shall survive me and being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry under that age, then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share which his her or their parent would have taken of and in the residuary trust fund if such parent had survived me and attained the age of twenty one years.  I declare that my trustees may with the consent in writing of my said wife during her widowhood and afterwards at their own discretion raise any part or parts not exceeding together one? of the expectant? or vested share of any child or grandchild of mine under this my Will and apply the same for his or her advancement? or benefit as my Trustees shall think fit.  I declare that all monies forming part of my estate or otherwise coming to the hands of my Trustees ? any of the trusts or powers of this my Will and requiring investment may be invested by my Trustees at their discretion in or upon any of the investments authorised by law in the case of trust moneys or in or upon any leasehold or chattel ? securities in England or Wales and not elsewhere or in or upon the stocks bonds? mortgages or securities of any Municipality County Council Public Body of Local Authority in the United Kingdom and my Trustees may from time to time alter vary or transpose such investments for or into others of my nature hereinbefore authorised as my Trustees shall think proper.  In witness whereof I have herunto set my hand this sixth day of October One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eight.

Signed by the said Testator 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.  G H Eaton JONES, Solicitor, Glossop. Mr E PLATT, Clerk to Messrs ELLISON & JONES, Solicitors Glossop.

On the 11th day of January 1922 Probate of this Will was granted at Derby to Nancy DENTON, Joseph DENTON and Gertrude HAND the Executors.  I certify this to be a true copy.

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Joshua DEWSNAP Wren Nest, Whitfield, Inn Keeper: 1858

Died 9 Dec 1857 mentions:

wife Susan 

Matthew HOLDROYD of Howard Town

Sarah wife of Joseph GREENHALGH

Samuel ROBERTS; Hannah ROBERTS

Susan JOULE wife of John JOULE      made 1855

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Mary DEWSNAP of Ollerset, Glossop p.: 1877 mentions:

Half Brother James BROCKLEHURST of Hyde, druggist (died before Probate )

Thomas Howard BROCKLEHURST child of James BROCKLEHURST

Cousins John HADFIELD of Rowarth, cotton manufacturer; Thomas DEWSNAP of Sheffield, gent; James ROBERTS Cutler of Sheffield

late Aunt Bridget DEWSNAP

premises in Phoside

Executors: Joseph HALL of Ollerset, yeoman (died before Probate); Robert COLLIER of New Mills,  pattern drawer

Witnesses: Jno VAUGHAN; J BIEKERTON witness

made 1840

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Robert EYRE of Swallowhouses: 29 November 1650

In the name of God amen the tenth day of July in the year of our lord god one Thousand Six Hundred and fiftie I Robert Eyre of Swallowhouseyes sicke in body but in good and perfect Remembrance prayes bee given to god for it I doe Constitute ordaine and make this my present will and Testament in manner and forme as followeth that is to say first I offer and bequeth my sole to Allmighty god my Creator and maker trusting through the merites of his sone Jesus Christ and his presious blod sheding and to bee one of the number of the Elect and my body to bee buried within the Chapell of Heafelde and  that my funerall Expences and such detes as of Right I owe to any man bee discharged out of my whole goodes Ittem I leave Assigne and bequeth to Cathern EYRE my wife all my goods quick and deade whatsoever or detes that are oweing unto mee Shee the same Cathern EYRE bringing up my Children in the feare of god and of this my last will I ordaine and make Cathern my said wife my true and lawfull Executor Trusting shee will fullfile and Accomplish this my last will and Testament for my soles health with the oversight of Thomas MARIOTT my brotherinlawe these beeing witnesseyes

Edmond BRADBURY Thomas WATTERHOUSE Richard WHE[WOOD]

Robert EYRE

Detes owig to mee

£  s  d

Elizabeth FREYRE

21 0 0

John HADFELD

11 0 0

Robert HOLE

2 0 0

and Thomas Atiwell WOODE

1 10 0

Thomas HINCHLIF and Raph PLATES

1 3 0

Detes that I doe owe 

£  s  d

to Anthony HOLE

20 0 0

to grace MARIOTT

10 0 0 

to Raph ARMEFELD

10 0 0

to Elizabeth PLATES

10 0 0

to Ales ROWBOTHOM

1 10 0

to george MELLOR

3 0 0

An Invintary of the goods and Catteles which was Robert EYRE decesed August the tenth 1650

(not transcribed, valued @ £50-12-2 by Edmund BRADBURY, John HADFELDE & Thomas MARIOTT)

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Roger EYRE of Swallowhouses: 24 April 1620

In the name of God amen the twentieth day of January in the yeare of our lord god one thousand six hundreth and Twentie I Roger EIRE of the Swallowhouses in the parishe of Glossop & the County derb yowman sicke in body but in good & pfect remembrance thankes be unto God for it doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in namer & forme folowinge ffirst I give and bequeth my soule to almighty god my maker & redemer & my body to be buried in the Church at Heaffeild Item for my wordly goods I give as herafter [  ]olonats  ffirst I give & bequeath to ffranc EIRE my Brother one pcell of land called the primrosbothom to him & his heires for ever. Item I give & bequath to Mary EIRE als JOODRELL my reputed chyld thirty & two pounds & my best coffer & one [qwat] pane one paire of Cawbard to be paid & delivered as hereafter foloweth that is to say the Coffer the pane & the Cawbard to be delivered by myne Executors to Ami JOODRELL mother of the said Chyld within one fourtnight after my death to the use of the saide Chyld & for the xxxij£ to be paid to my myne Executors at or upon the ffeast day of St James thapostle next after the saide Mary EIRE als JOODRELL be accomplish the  full age of xxj yeares of she be then alive if it fortune the sayd Mary EIRE als JODRELL to dye before she come to the said age of xxj yeares then my will is that she shalbe brought honestly fourth by myne Executors & then my will is that the said xxxij£ wh shee should have had shalbe as herafter folweth first my Exeutors shall pay whn six monthes after the death of the said Chyld to my brother Lawrance FFIDLER five pounds & my will is that my brother Adam shall have tenn pounds of that mony and my brother ffranc the residue of it Item my will is that Ann JOODRELL mother to the said Chyld shall have the bringinge up of the said Chyld soe longe as she doth kepe her sole & unmarried or ether wayes Miscary by gettinge of a bastard by any man whatsoever & that she shall have paid yearly unto her three pounds foure shillinge by myne Executors for the said Chylde kepeinge as herafter foloweth that is to say at six monthes and after my death xxxijs at the twelve monthes and after my deathe other xxxijs & soe fowarde to be payde yearly unto her Item my will is that if the saide Ann JODRELL fortune after to marry or otherwise Miscary as afforesaid Contrary to this true meaneinge that then my will is that Mary EIRE als JOODRELL shalbe maintained & kept by myne Executors & have the same maintenance Item I give & bequeath to Ann JOODRELL to make that mony wh I owe unto her iiij£ vijs viijd to be paid whin one month after my death unto her Item I give & bequeath to my brother Lawrance FFIDLER viij£ & one Cowe he hath of myne Item I give & bequeath to my brother Adam EIRE xx£ Item I give & bequeath to my brother ffranc EIRE iij£ vjs viijd Item I give & bequeath to Mary BOWNE my sister xxs Item I give & bequeath to Elizabeth BENNET  my sister five shilling Item I give unto my brother Thomas my sisters [child] & my sister Ann to every one of them xijd Item I give unto my Cozin Elizabeth EIRE xijd Item I give unto my Cozin Roger CHOWE xijd Item I give unto Ann BOWDEN daughter of Thomas BOWDEN one of the best ewe lambes that shall come of my ewes to be delivered unto her at Midsomer Item I will & require & constitute & make my two brothers Adam EIRE & ffranc EIRE my true & lawfull Executors to this my last will hopeing they will pforme the same accordinge as I repose trust in them Item I will & request George BEARDE & Thomas BEARDE to be everseers of this my last will Item I give unto Robt BENNET my godch  xijd

Roger EIRE his  X marke

Theis being witnesses Thurston PLATS; Godfrey BOWDEN GB marke

17 Aprill an dom 1620

A true Inventory of all the goods & Chatle of Roger EIRE deceased as it was prized & valued by Godfrey BOWDEN & Thomas BOWDEN the day & yeare abovesaid

Inprimis his purse & girdle

xs

Item his aparell

xxxs

Item ten ewe [s       ] 

liijs iiijd

Item foure heaffers

viij£

Item tow kine

vj£

Item fourty [       ] shepe

xij£

Item one lease p[   ]c

xiij£ vjs viijd

Item another lease

xxvjs viijd

Item debtes oweing by ffranc EIRE

xij£

Item be Robt CHOWE

xj£

Item by Thomas EIRE

xv£

Item by Andrew BOWNE

tot 

87£-6s-8d

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Theodore FAUVEL of Glossop: 1865

Theodore FAUVEL Roman Catholic Priest,Glossop mentions:

Richard GRIFFITH of HM 29 Regt.

James Canon GRIFFIN

Housekeeper Honoria WHITE

Mary and Elen HADFIELD daus of Chas HADFIELD of Glossop

Chas HADFIELD Exec.

Thomas Michael ELLISON Solr Glossop

Witnesses: Randolph FRITH, Roman Catholic Priest of Stockport; Wm Wardlow HOWARD, surgeon of Glossop

John TEAGUE Surrogate

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  Charles FIELDING of Whitfield: 1819

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN.  I Charles FIELDING of Whitfield in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Yeoman being weak in the body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following First I order and direct that all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expences be paid as soon as conveniently can be after my death and I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds unto my daughter Betty TAYLOR of Stockport Widow to be paid her in such way and manner as my Executor and Executrix herein after named may see proper and all other leasehold and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and not herein before disposed of  It is my mind the same shall be occupied and enjoyed by my loving wife Ann FIELDING during her natural life or so long as she shall continue my widow but no longer and if I should happen to die before taking or leasing my Farm again I do authorise my Executor and Executrix or the Survivor of them to contract for the same for the benefit of my said wife and family and that it is my mind that an inventory of all my household goods and furniture cows and farming utensils shall be taken immediately after my death and that my said wife shall keep up such stock of cattle (or so many as the ground will keep after being taken again) and she shall also keep whole and entire all my household good and furniture and at the death of my said wife or marriage it is then my mind that all my leasehold estate ( or by any other way of holding) Household Goods Cows or any other kind of cattle hay corn and potatoes either growing or being upon the premises (then in  my said wife's occupation) shall be valued by two disinterested persons and after such valuation (first deducting reasonable expences) I give and bequeath the same unto all my children (except to my said daughter Betty) in manner following First it is my mind that my daughter Mary the wife of Joseph COOPER shall have the house in which they now live and the garden occupied therewith and the house in which I now dwell together with the farm and outbuildings I give and bequeath to my two sons Joseph and William FIELDING in equal shares and the same shall be divided and separated at their joint expence and if the valuation of the said house and garden left unto my said daughter Mary and of the said other house and farm should exceed any of their respective share or legacies that they and each of them shall pay the surplus into my Executor or Executrix names or to the survivor of them and I do give each and every of my children the preference to take any thing or part of my household furniture and farming stock paying for the same according to the valuation thereof  and the remainder thereof I order and direct my Executor and Executrix or the survivor of them to sell and dispose of in such way and manner as he or she may see proper and in case my said wife should marry again I order and direct that the sum of eighty pounds (arising from the sale with part of any other money to make up the said sum of eighty pounds) shall be put out upon some good security and the interest thereof as the same shall become due shall be received by my said wife during her natural life and the overplus money (if any) shall be divided amongst all my children in equal shares (except to my said daughter Betty) and if one or more of them should not be of age to receive the same it is my mind that such share or shares legacy or legacies shall be placed out upon some good security or securities until such child or children shall attain the age of twenty one years and the interest arising therefrom shall be received and paid towards the clothing and maintenance of any such child But if my daughter Esther should happen to fall sick or be anywise incapacitated to earn her livelihood before the receipt of her legacy it is my mind that she shall have so much thereof (over and above the interest) as shall relieve her in such sickness and if any of my children who may be under age should happen to die before the receipt of his or her legacy leaving no lawful issue that the share of him her or them so dying shall be divided in equal shares amongst the survivors or to the lawful representative or representatives of such as may be dead and the said sum of eighty pounds which may be secured out on my said wife's account (in case she marries again) shall at her death be divided in like manner as aforesaid and  I give and devise my two sittings in the Base Pew upon the Old Loft in the Parish Church of Glossop aforesaid to my said son Joseph his Heirs and assigns for ever and also my two other sittings in a certain pew upon the new loft in the said Church unto my said son William his Heirs and Assigns for ever and it is also my mind that in case either my said son Joseph or my said son William or both of them should refuse or object to enter upon the premises bequeathed unto them jointly as aforesaid or after having entered thereunto and any thing going wrong with them or either of them so as to be under the obligation of parting with the same or any part thereof that the said Joseph COOPER or some own Brother or Sister shall have the preference to take either of their respective shares or any part thereof at a fair valuation in case it cannot be otherwise agreed upon betwext themselves and it is my mind that my said wife and such of my children who are unmarried do live together so long as she continues my widow and Lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint the said Joseph COOPER and my said wife Ann FIELDING Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby working and making void any former Will by me heretoforemade In Witness whereof I have unto this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this eighth day of January One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen.

Signed sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the within written Testator in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses seven interlineations being first made.  (signed) Charles FIELDING, John BENNETT, John DEARNALEY

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Charles FIELDING Whitfield: 1858

mentions: nephews James FIELDING; William NELSON

the five children of my niece Jane BARDSLEY - namely John, James, Sarah, Hannah and Ellen.

Samuel NELSON

Witnesses: Thomas BEELEY; John BALL

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John FROGATT of Park Hall: 31 October 1739

In the name of God Amen I John FFROGATT of Park Hall in the parrish of Glossop & County of derby Yeoman being something out of health of Bodey but of sound & perfect Mind & Memory praised be Almighty God for the same do make & Ordaine to Writing this my last Will and Testament which I do in Maner & forme following hoping through ye Merits Death & passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have pardon & forgiveness of all my Sins and to Inherit Everlasting Life and my Bodey I Comitt to the Earthe to be Decently Buryed att the Discresion of my Executor hereafter Named As for and Conserning the Dispossision of all such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestowe upon me

I Give & bequeathe thereof as ffollowes ffirst my Will and Mind is yt all my Just Debts which I shall owe att my Deathe the Charge of my ffunerall and ye Expence of my Executor in ye Probat be paid & discharged & taken out of my whole Estate I Give & bequeath unto my Granson John FFROGATT One hundred pounds And Likewise I give & bequeath unto him my sd Granson John FFROGATT all that my Copeyhould Estate att Jowhole (in ye sd parish and County above mentioned) and all Its Appurtenances for to Enter upon & Receive when he shall Attaine his full Age of Twenty One years I Give and bequeathe unto my Nephew James ARMSTRONG Twenty pounds I Give & bequeathe unto my housekeeper Jane HIGENGBOTHAM Ten pounds I give & bequeath unto Susana DEWSNAPE Ten Shillings I Give & bequeath unto my Sone Tho FFROGATT my Estate Called Ridge:topp with all It’s Appurtenances Near Heafield (in the parish & County aforesaid) upon Condition that he doth within six Months after my Decease Transfer & Conveay unto John FFOX of Edale that Estate which I sould to the said John FFOX And if he Refuse to transfer & Conveay ye sd Estate as aforesaid then I Give & bequeathe my sd Estate Called Ridge:topp to my Executor hereafter Named & to his heirs forever I Give & bequeathe unto my Sone Tho Children Twenty pounds which my sone Thomas Oweth me to be Disposed off amongst them att the Discression of my Executor hereafter Named I Give & bequeath unto my Sone Tho FFROGATT all my goods att Ridge topp which he hath now in his possession I Give & bequeathe unto my Granson Tho BOOTHE Sixty pounds

I Give & bequeath unto my Sone in law William GODDARD Viccor of Glossop and to his heirs forever my Estate Called Park:hall where I now Live And the Ould house and all there Appurtenances thereunto belonging And Likewise I Give unto my sone in Law ye sd William GODDARD all my househould goods Chattels Cattels personal Estate & Effects whatsoever the are (performing this my last Will) And Lastly I do make Ordaine Constitute & Appoint my son in Lawe the sd William GODDARD whole & Soule Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby Revoake disanule & make Voyde all other Will or Wills by mee att any time heretofore mae In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seale this Seventeenth day of October One Thousand Seven hundred Thirty & Nine.

John FFROGATT his mark and Seale

Signed Sealed published and Declared to be ye last Will of the above mentioned John FFROGATT in the psents off

Joshua BAGSHAW; John HADFIELD; Geo HIGENBOTTAM

A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattels and Cattle belonging to Mr John FROGATT of Parkhall in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby deceased seen taken apprised by us whose Names are hereunto Subscribed this twenty ninth day of October 1739.

(not transcribed, valued @ £272-16-8 by John WAGSTAFFE & Geo HIGENBOTTAM)

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Thomas GARSIDE of Brownhill, Glossop: 1859

mentions: Sons John; William 

Daus Maria wife of Geo KAY now in America; Ann wife of Richard PRESTON; Eliza wife of Joseph CROSSLEY

Granddau Hannah HADFIELD

Thomas GEE of Kinder ,Hayfield

Witnesses: Thomas Michael ELLISON Solicitor of Glossop; Robert PLATT his clerk

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Francis GEE of Kinder: 30 September 1724

In the Name of God Amen This Eleventh day of September 1723.  I ffrancis GEE of Kinder in the Parrish of Glossop in the County of Derby yeomd. Being but weakly as to my Body but of Sound mind and perfect Memory Praise be therefore given to Almighty God, and knowing the Certainty of Death but the uncertainty of this present life and being willing to leave my house in order and to settle my worldly Estate so as peace and unity may remain Amongst my Children & relations after my decease, Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following ffirst I Committ my soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the Death and Merritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to obtain remission of the sin and eternal life.  And my Body I Committ to the Earth to be decently buried att the discression of my Executors hereafter named. And as to my worldly Estate I dispose thereof as ffolloweth  Inprimis I will that all my due debts funnerall Expenses and Charges of the probate of this my last Will  be first discharged and paid forth of my personall Estate.  Item I give devise & bequeath unto my Eldest Son Ralph GEE, All my Messuage housing Lands and tenements Lying in Kinder aforesaid or els where as well my New lands as my Antient Estate, with all their appurtenances To hold to my said Son Ralph GEE his heirs and assigns for ever Uppon this Condition and Consideration never-the less that my said son Ralph GEE his heirs and assignes or some of them do and shall forth of the same, pay or Cause to be paid unto his Sisters and Brothers these several Sumes of Money, and in such manner following viz. unto Sarah his Sister the sume of Sixty pounds of lawfull money at the end of two years [   ] after my decease.  And unto Ann his Sister the sume of Sixty pounds within the space of ffour Years next as for my decease.  And unto John his Brother the like sume of Sixty pounds of lawful money when he shall have attained to the age of One and twenty Years, And unto his Brother Daniel the sume of Sixty pounds of like lawful money when he shall likewise have attained to the same age of One and twenty Years.  And it is my will and mind also that my said Younger Children (viz.) Sarah, Ann, John, and Daniel Shall all of them have liberty to the New Building both parlor and Chamber over the same, to Come to, or dwell in whilst they shall Keep themselves single and Unmarried Item I give unto my said Son Ralph Gee, the Bed stead in the Parlour above, one table also and two fforms. And Dishboard and one great Chest in the dwelling house, and the ffire Iron there, one meal arke in the Chamber over the house And one garner att the Over Barn which I order to stand as Reire Coombs, Item I likewise give and bequeath unto my said Sone Ralph GEE the one half of my quick Goods and cattle, and all my Husbandry Wares, Item I give & bequeath unto my two Daughters Sarah and Ann One Box which was their Grandmothers Standing upon the Cup board in the House with the Linnens that are therein Item my will and mind is that the rest of my Household Goods not as yet dis-posed of be equally divided amongst my ffive Children Share and Share alike.  Item I give and bequeath unto my ffour younger Children the other half of my quick Goods and Cattle.  And as touching all my Moneys whether ready Money, Money att Interest howsoever I give and Bequeath the same to All my said Children Sonns or daughter to be equally divided amongst them.  And Lastly I do make Ordaine Constitute and appoint my well beloved Sonn John GEE, and my Loveing Kinsman ffrancis GEE of Chinley my full and Joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament hopeing they will faithfully perform the trust I have herein [reposed] in them And I desire that Brotherly love and Unity may remaine amongst my Beloved Children revoking all other and formr Wills by me heretofore made, publishing this and none other to be my Will and Testament.  In Wittness whereof I the said ffrancis GEE have hereunto putt my hand and seal the day and Year ffirst above written.

ffrancis GEE

Sealed, Signed published and declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament. In the presence of us, who likewise Subscribed our Names in the Sight and presence of the Testator.

Tho.  BENNET; John WATERHOUSE; William CARRINGTON

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Isaac GEE of Hattersley, Parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale

Proved Lich: 15 June 1827

This is the last will and testament of me Isaac GEE of Hattersley in the parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale in the County of Chester Innkeeper In the first place I will order and direct all my just debts funeral Expenses and the charges of the probate of this my will to be paid by my Daughters out of the business funds and Effects hereinafter given to them and as to for and concerning my Leasehold House Farm and premises at Marple Bridge in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby I give and bequeath the sole and exclusive use possession and occupation thereof unto my my Daughters Betty, Susannah and Emy and the Household Furniture (save and except the pieces of Furniture hereinafter specifically bequeathed Implements of Trade and Husbandry goods and Effects thereon so long as they shall remain single and unmarried they taking especial care of the said House and premises Household furniture implements of Trade and Husbandry goods and Effects and committing or suffering no wilful waste or destruction therein And also I give and bequeath unto my said Daughters’ Betty, Susannah and Emy all that my Trade or Business now carried on on (sic) the said premises at Marple Bridge aforesaid and for the better enabling them successfully to conduct and carry of the said business I do give and bequeath unto them my said Daughters all my Stock and Book and other profits and advantages appertaining thereto so long as they shall remain single and unmarried as aforesaid they my said Daughters keeping up the said Stock and not suffering the same to diminish or decrease to the intent that they may render and give up the said Stock in the same or as good a condition as that in which they received it to my said Executors at the time and in  the manner hereinafter mentioned and my will and mind is and I do order and direct my said Daughters jointly to conduct and carry on the said Trade or Business t the end and intent that they may comfortably maintain and support themselves on the said premises and provide an habitation and Asylum for themselves and for my Grandchildren the Sons and Daughters of Richard MIDDLETON late of Marple Bridge aforesaid deceased to whose care kindness and protection I commit and commend

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them my said Grandchildren And I do will order and direct my said Daughters out of the profits of the said House Farm premises and Business and the rents and profits hereinafter for that purpose given to them to maintain and support and in a suitable and proper manner to educate and instruct my said Grandchildren until the youngest of them my said Grandchildren shall attain the age of fourteen years And I do will order and direct my said Daughters Betty, Susannah, and Emy jointly to conduct and carry on the said Trade or Business as aforesaid conformably to this my will and in all respects in Execution thereof until they or any of them shall happen to marry and then that the said Trade or Business be conducted and carried on as aforetime by such of them as shall remain single and unmarried and that all such of them as shall remain to marry as aforesaid shall forthwith quit and leave the said House and premises and their right of habitation and residence therein and also all their right and Interest in the said Trade or Business shall thereon immediately cease and determine and so long as my said Daughters or any one of them shall remain single and unmarried as aforesaid they or she so remaining single and unmarried shall peaceably and quietly Have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said House Farm premises and Trade or Business upon the Terms to the Ends and intents and for the purposes aforesaid and I do order and direct my said Executors immediately after my decease to make or cause to be made an Inventory or valuation of my said Household Furniture Stock in Trade and Effects hereinbefore given to my said Daughters And I do further will order and direct my said Daughters when the last of them shall happen to marry or died unmarried to render and give up to my said Executors the possession of the said House farm and premises And also the said Furniture implements of Trade and Husbandry And also the said Stock in Trade in the same or as good an condition as when they received the same to be by them my said Executors disposed of in the manner hereinafter mentioned And I also give and bequeath unto my Daughter Betty my Oak Writing desk in my House at Marple Bridge aforesaid And to my Daughter Susannah I give and bequeath my silver Watch And also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Emy

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my Bedstead and hangings Bed and Bedding Standing in the chamber over the Shop in my said House at Marple Bridge aforesaid And my will is that all and every sum and sums of Money which my said Daughters shall save and acquire in the said Trade or Business Over and besides their expenditure shall be and remain to them as their own separate and private property and to be enjoyed by them as such And as to my House Cottage and premises situate in Hattersley aforesaid which I hold by virtue of a Leas for Three lives under the Earl of Stanford and Warrington I do order and direct my said Executors to collect and receive the rents and profits thereof and of all other my Leasehold Houses and premises not in the actual possession and occupation of my said daughters and to pay the said rents and profits over unto my said Daughter for the better enabling them to accomplish  and effect the end intents and purposes aforesaid And since I have already so largely and so liberally contributed t the advancement and support of my sons I hop and trust that they will not attribute the foregoing dispositions to any undue or improper partiality to my said Daughters And I do charge and enjoin my said Sons to withdraw themselves from my said Daughters and leave them in the quiet peaceable and undisturbed possession and enjoyment of the said House farm premises and Business And Whereas I am entitled to a share or shares in the Building Society or Club held at the House of Thomas TAYLOR known by the Sign of the Norfolk Arms in Marple Bridge aforesaid now I do will order and direct my said Executors when they shall have obtained said share or shares to pay and apply the amount thereof in and towards renewing the lives n the Lease of my said House  Cottage and premises situate in Hattersley aforesaid And as soon as all my said Daughters shall have married or those remaining unmarried shall have died then upon either of the said event whichever of them shall firs happen I do will order and direct my said Executors by public Auction or by private contract absolutely to sell and dispose of all my Estate and Interest in the said House farm and premises at Marple Bridge aforesaid And also all my Estate in my said Household goods furniture chattels Estate and Effects whatsoever for the most Money

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and best price that can or may be fairly had or gotten for the same And the clear fund arising form the said sale of the said premises Effects (after paying and discharging all the costs and expenses attending thereon) I will order and direct to be divided into seven equal parts or shares One part or share whereof I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph GEE or his lawful representatives Another part or share thereof I give and bequeath unto my son Henry GEE or his lawful representatives Another part or share thereof I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas GEE or his lawful representatives Another part or share thereof I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel GEE or his lawful representatives Another part or share thereof I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Betty GEE or her lawful representatives Another part share or thereof I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Susannah GEE or her lawful representatives and the other part or share thereof I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Emy GEE or her lawful representatives And if my son Henry who is one of the Executors appointed in and by the will of the said Richard MIDDLETON deceased and ought therefore to act as a parent and guardian to my said Grandchildren shall make any wilful waste or the property given to my said Grandchildren by the said will of the said Richard MIDDLETON then and in that case I will order and direct my said Executors on full proof and conviction thereof to deduct from the legacy hereinbefore given to my said Son Henry so much and such a sum of Money as will make up the deficiency occasioned by his wilful waste and to pay the same to my said Grandchildren in such shares and proportions as will make up their respective losses and deficiencies occasioned thereby And it is my will that if any of the said legatees shall be dissatisfied this my will and cause any disturbance to my Executors touching the Execution thereof that then and in such case I hereby will order and direct that each Legatee causing such disturbance be paid One shilling only and that every other devise or Legacy hereinbefore given to him her or them shall be lost and forfeited to the others and other of them anything hereinbefore contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my said Daughters Betty GEE and Emy GEE and my friend Samuel Cooper BLORE of Mottram aforesaid Tinner and Brasier Executors

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of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former will and wills by me heretofore made and I declare this only to by my last will and testament In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament contained on five sheets of paper set my hand and seal (To wit) my Hand to the Bottom of the four first sheets and my hand and seal to this last sheet of paper this nineteenth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and twenty four

Isaac GEE

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Isaac GEE the Testator to by his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

Geo: WOODHEAD; William BURGESS; John [           ]

Whereas I Isaac GEE late of Hattersley in the parish of Mottram in Longdendale in the County of Chester but now of  Marple Bridge in the County of Derby Shopkeeper do make and publish this as a Codicil to my last Will and Testament dated the nineteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty four And whereas in and by my said Will I have given and bequeathed the sole and exclusive use possession and occupation of all that my Leasehold House farm and premises at Marple Bridge aforesaid unto my Daughters Betty, Susannah and Emy and the Household furniture (Save and Except the pieces of furniture thereinafter Specifically bequeathed) Implements of Trade and Husbandry goods and Effects thereon so long as they should remain single and unmarried they taking  especial care of the said House and premises Household Furniture Implements of Trade and Husbandry Goods and Effects and committing or Suffering no wilful waste or destruction therein I also gave and bequeathed

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into my Daughters Betty Susannah and Emy All that my Trade or Business now carried on , on the said premises at Marple Bridge aforesaid and for the better enabling them Successfully to conduct and carry on the said premises I gave and bequeathed unto them my said Daughters, All my stock and Book and other Debts now belonging to the said Trade or Business and all other profits and advantages appertaining thereto so long as they should remain single and unmarried as thereinbefore mentioned they my said Daughters keeping up the said Stock and not suffering the same to diminish or decrease to the intent that they might [      ] and give up the said Stock in the same or as good a condition as that in which they received it to my said Executors at the time and in the manner thereafter mentioned and after ordering and directing my said daughters jointly to carry on the said Trade or Business to the intent that they maintain and support themselves on the said premises and provide an habitation for my Grandchildren the Sons and Daughters of Richard MIDDLETON late of Marple Bridge aforesaid deceased to whose care kindness and protection I commit and comment them my said Grandchildren in and to maintain and support my said Grandchildren until the younger of them my said Grandchildren should attain the age of fourteen years I ordered and directed my said Executors immediately after my decease to make or cause to be made an Inventory or valuation of my said Household furniture Stock in trade and Effects thereinbefore given to my said Daughters And I did in and by my said Will further order and direct my said Daughters when the last of them should happen to marry or die unmarried to render and give up to my said Executors the possession of the said House farm and premises and also the said Stock in Trade in the same or as good a condition as when they received the same to be by them my said Executors disposed of in the manner therein after mentioned and after several specific Bequests I ordered and directed my said Executors to collect and receive the Rents and profits of  my House Cottage and premises situate in Hattersley aforesaid which I held by virtue of a Lease for three Lives under the Earl of Stanford and Warrington and also to collect and receive the Rents and profits of All other my Leasehold Houses and premises not in the actual possession and occupation of my said Daughters for the better enabling them to accomplish and effect the ends intents and purpose therein mentioned And after stating my being entitled to a Share or Shares in the Building Society or Club held at the House of Thomas TAYLOR Known by the sign of the Norfolk Arms in Marple Bridge aforesaid I did will order and direct that my said Executors when they should have obtained the said share or shares to pay and apply the amount thereof in and towards renewing the Lives in the Lease of my said House Cottage and premises situate in Hattersley aforesaid and as soon as all my said Daughters should have Married or those remaining unmarried should have died then upon

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either of the said Events whichever of them should first happen I did will order and direct my said Executors by Public auction or by Private Contact absolutely to sell and dispose of all my Estate and Interest in the said House Farm and premises at Marple Bridge aforesaid And also all my Estate and interest in my said House Cottage and premises in Hattersley aforesaid And also all my Household goods furniture Chattels Estate and Effects whatsoever for the most money that could or might be had or gotten for the Same And the clear fund arising from the said Sale of the said premises and Effects (after paying and discharging all the Costs and Expenses attending thereon) I ordered and directed to be divided into Seven equal parts or shares and to be divided in the manner therein more particularly mentioned that is of my said son Henry who is on the Executors appointed in and by the Will of the said Richard MIDDLETON deceased and ought therefore to not as a parent and Guardian to my said Grandchildren should make any wilful waste of the property given to my said Grandchildren by the said will of the said Richard MIDDLETON then and in such case I ordered and directed my said Executors on full proof and conviction thereof to deduct from the Legacy thereinbefore given to my said Son Henry so much and such a sum of Money as will make up the deficiency in the said property so given to my said Grandchildren occasioned by his wilful waste and to pay the same to my said Grandchildren in such shares and proportions s will make up their respective losses and deficiencies occasioned thereby And it was my will that if any of the Legatees of my said Will should be dissatisfied with my said will and cause any disturbance to my said Executors touching the Execution thereof that then and in such case I did thereby will and order that each legatee causing such disturbance be paid one shilling and that every other devise or legacy thereinbefore given to him her or them should be lost and forfeited to the others and other of them And I did thereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Daughters Betty GEE and Emy GEE and my friend Samuel Cooper BLORE of Mottram aforesaid Tinner and Brazier Executors of my said Will Now I do hereby revoke the appointment of my Daughters Betty GEE and Emy GEE and Samuel Cooper BLORE as Executors to my said Will and in lieu thereof I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Daughters Betty GEE and Emy GEE and Richard MANN of Marple within the said County of Chester Schoolmaster Executors thereof And I do hereby will and direct my said Executors to give unto my son Henry GEE pecuniary allowance to arise and be paid from and out of my said Stock and Trade of Five pounds And I do hereby ratify and confirm my said Will in all Respects Except as the same is altered by this my Codicil thereto In witness whereof I have to this Codicil to my last Will and Testament contained on three sheets of Paper set my Hand & seal (To wit) my Hand to the bottom of the two first sheets and my Hand and Seal to this last Sheet of paper this twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven

Isaac GEE

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Isaac GEE the Testator as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses

R R HIGHAM; Thomas TAYLOR; James BEARD

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Robert GEE of Chynley: 15 April 1691

In the name of god Amen The 10 day of february in the second yeare of the Raignes of our most Gracious Lord and Lady Kinge William and Queen Mary over England Scotland ffrance and Ireland defenders of the faith It. I Robert GEE of Chynley in the prish of Clossope and County of Derby yeoman being Syke and weake in body but sound and pfect in mynde praised be God for the same: yet knowing the certainety of Death but the hourer and tyme to be uncertayne I doo ordaine constitute and make this my last will and testament in manor and forme following: ffirst I commit my sould to Allmighty god my Creator and to Jesus Christ my redeemer trusting by the me rite of Jesus Christ to be one of the number of his elect and Chosen Children: And my body to the earth from whence it came: And as concerning my worldly estate which the Lord of his Infinite [      ] hath lent me I Give and bequeath as followeth:  Inprimis my will and mind is that all my just debts I owe shall happen to owe to any manor or person be paid and discharged next and immedately after my funerall expenses be paid and discharged: Item I give and bequeath unto Ann my loveing wife one paire of bedstocks with sufficient bedding to furnish the same with:  Item I give and bequeath unto George GEE my son the sume of foure pounds Item I give and bequeath unto Saray GODDART my daughter ffive shillings Item I give and bequeath unto Marie OLLIVER my daughter the sume of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto ffrancis GEE my son all the rest of my goods Chattels and Cattlels whereever the are to be found And I doo ordaine constitute and make ffrancis GEE my son my true and law full executor of this my last will and testament nothing doubting but he will performe the trust in him reposed with in six monthes after my decease And I doo hearby revoake disanull all former and other wills and testaments whatsoever in wittness where of I have heare unto set my hand and seale of this my last will and testament the day and yeare first above written

Robeart GEE

Ssigned and sealed in the psence of ffrancis ASHTON; Thomas MOULT; Thomas GEE

March 26 1691

A true and pfect inventory of al the goods Cattells and Chattels of Robeart Gee of Chinley in the parish of Glossope and County of Derby yeoman late: deceased praised and valued by us whose names are heareunder written:

Valued @ 48£ 5s 8d

By Raphe GEE, John OLLIVER, Thomas MELLOR, Nicolas GODDARD and Thomas GEE

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Margaret GODDARD of the Phoside, Glossop: 17 October 1638

July the xxth anno don 1638

In the name of god amen I margret GODDARD of the Phosyde within the Countie of Darbie and pishe of Glosoppe spinster Sicke in bodie but in mynd of good and pfct memorie god be Thanked Doo institute ordayne and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge first I Comend and bequeath my soule to almightie god my maker trusting through the Death of Jesus Christ my only Saviour to be one of his elect and Chosen and to live with him in glorie and my bodie to be buryed in the Chapell of Heafeld & as for my worldly goods I bequeath them as followeth

Imprimis my will is that my Executor shall bring mee home of my owne goods in a godly and decent manner giving to Everie one both pore and Rich each of them ijd Ite I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth ROLLINSONE my mother xxs Ite I give unto Dorrithie BENNET my Gowne Ite I give unto Dorrithie HEWARD one [s to] of aparrell except hosen and shomes Ite I give unto Thomas ROLLINSONE one ewe sheepe Ite the Rest of all my goods I give unto [crease in original] whome I institute and make Executor of this my last will and testament

Wittnesse Elizabeth ROLLINSONNE

July the xxx Anno Dno 1638

A true Inventorie of all the goods movable and immovable of margret GODDARD deceased praysed and comprised by us George TYNKER and Robert BEARD

Imprimis hir purse and aparell

iiij£

Ite in linin Cloth

xvijs

Ite two arkes and two Chistes

xxxs

Ite three payre of bedstockes

vjs viijd

Ite one Chandler

xvd

Ite one ewe

vs

Ite owinge by Thomas WATERHOUSE of Sprayhouse and Thomas WATERHOUSE of haslehurst

x£ xvs vijd

Ite owinge by Thomas WHYTLE

vj£ ixs vijd

ite owinge by my stepfather

xxs

Ite owinge by anne BARNES

xxd

Ite Elizabeth [MELLNOR]

xviijd

Somma totalis

£25 - 08s - 8d

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George GREEN of Chinley: 1757

In the name of God Amen, I George GREEN of Chinley in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby (yeoman) being of sound memory and good understanding do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First it is my will and mind that all such just debts as I shall happen to owe at the time of my Decease (if any such their (sic) happen to be) that the same be discharged and paid out of my personall Estate by my Executors, together with my funerall Expenses and the charge of the probate of this my Last Will.  And as for and concerning all the rest of my goods chattels and personal Estate after my Debts and Funeral Expenses, I give and devise the same in manner following.  First I will and appoint that the Legacies by me hereafter given and devised be taken out of my personall Estate so far as the same will extend unto.  And first I give and bequeath unto my loveing wife Mary GREEN Ten pounds, And also One compleat bed that we commonly lye in.  One chest, Two Cows which she shall chuse, One Mare that I bought of Joshua LINGARD, Six Ewe and Six Ewe Sharsheep (?) to her and her heirs for ever.  Also I give unto her further All my Old Lands Lying at Clough head, and also all that Houseing and Lands, commonly called Gees, and which now John LOMAS holds, with the Whitknow Meadow, Lingard Marsh, Two Mosley Marshes, Hollindole (?) Carrington Aire and Liberty to lay her Corn att Miln-field Barn., the further shippon att Chinley End, and Liberty to lay her hay in the Barn.  Also the New End of my house at Chinley End and such goods as are in it to use all these dureing her naturall Life, And from and after her decease I give and bequeath the same to my nephew John TAYLOR to him and his heirs for ever.  Also I give and bequeath unto my neice Jane TAYLOR Eighty pounds, Also I give to my kinsman Isaac HARRISON the sume of Ten pounds and to his two sisters Rachel and Mary each five pounds.  Also I give unto Jonathan HARRISON Five pounds and to his son Thomas five pounds.  Also I give to my kinsman John VERNON of Sparrow pitt Five pounds and to his brother Enock VERNON five pounds.  Also I give to my kinsman Job GREEN Forty pounds, and to his son Job Two pounds and to his brothers and sisters Ten shillings.  Also I give unto Mary BURS Ten shillings and to her son Richard PALFRIMAN Ten pounds and to each of his Brothers and Sisters Ten shillings, Also I give to my kinsman Enock LOMAS One Hundred Pounds and to each of his children Ten shillings, Also I give to George LOMAS Ten pounds, Also I give to my servant Joseph DEWSNAP One pound.  Also I give unto Rodger HODKINSON Two pounds and to his son Job One pound.  Also I give and bequeath and order to be paid yearly for ever unto such Schoolmaster as shall teach a Gramer School in the now School house in Chinley Ten shillings a year the same to be paid the first payment on St Thomas day next after my decease, and I charge the same to be paid off that my land commonly called Common Pitts, Also I give to my kinswoman Elizabeth FORD Twenty shillings.  Also I give to Peter KYRK of Whithough Tweny shillings. Also I give to Thomas SHALLCROSS Two pounds.  Also I give to Joseph LINGARD`s children John and Alice each Ten shillings.  Also I give to Stephen BEALOTT the younger Ten shillings, And Lastly I give and bequeath unto my nephew John TAYLOR all my Houseing and lands lyeing in Chinley togeather with my new land at Clough head and my share of New Land in Kinder and the remaining part of my personall estate not before disposed off (Excepting) Ten pounds which I give and bequeath unto Joseph LINGARD my Brother in Law.  And I do nominate and appoint my Brother Joseph LINGARD and my nephew John TAYLOR to be executors of this my last Will and Testament.  In wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this twenty eight day of May 1750

George GREEN his mark & seal

Sealed signed published and declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament 

In presence of us Wm BENNETT; Henry WILD; Wm CARRINGTON

Chesterfield 27th April 1757 Let probate of this will be granted to Joseph LINGARD & John TAYLOR the executors. Thos WHITE Sur.

Inventory not transcribed

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Will of Hugh GREEN: 1856

This is the last Will and Testament of me Hugh GREEN of Glossop in the county of Derby Beerhouse keeper, I direct my Executors hereinafter named to permit my dear wife Sarah GREEN during her life or widowhood to have the use and enjoyment of all my household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, beds bedding books and pictures and after her death or second marriage I bequeath the same unto my children or the Survivors or Survivor of them. I bequeath all the residue of my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my son John GREEN and my Brother in Law John BARKER of Stockport, painter upon Trust that they or the survivor of them or the Executors or administrators of such survivor hereinafter called the Trustees or Trustee shall as soon as conveniently may be after my death sell call in and convert into money such part of my said personal Estate hereby bequeathed to them as shall not consist of money And I declare that the said Trustees or Trustee shall by and out of the monies to arise from such sale calling in and conversion into money and the money of which I shall be possessed at the time of my death pay my debts and funeral and Testamentary Expenses and shall invest the residue of the said money in the names or name of the said Trustees or Trustee in or upon any of the public stocks or Funds of Great Brittain or upon Government or real securities in England with power for the said Trustees or Trustee to vary the said stocks funds or securities at their or his discretion and I declare that the said Trustees or Trustee shall pay the annual Income of the said Trust funds to my said wife during her left time or widowhood, and after her death or widowhood, shall hold the said Trust premises in Trust, for all my children or the survivor or survivors of them.  And I hereby appoint my said wife during her widowhood Guardian of my children during their respective minorities.  I hereby devise and bequeath all Estates vested in me as Trustee or Mortgagee unto to (sic) the said John GREEN and John BARKER their heirs Executors and Administrators subject to the Equities affecting the same respectively.  And I hereby appoint the said John GREEN and John BARKER to be Executors of this my Will and I authorize the acting Executors or Executor, for the time being of this my will, to satisfy any Debts claimed to be owing by me or my Estate, and any liabilities to which I or my Estate may be alleged to be subject upon any Evidence they or he shall think proper and to accept any composition or security for any Debt and to allow such time for payment (Either with or without taking security) as to the said acting Executors or Executor, shall feel fit and also to compromise or submit to arbitration and settle all accounts and matters belonging or relating to my estate and generally to act in regard thereto, as they or he shall deem expedient without being responsible for any loss occasioned thereby And I hereby declare that the Receipts or Receipt in writing of the Trustees or Trustee for the time being acting in the execution of any of the Trusts hereof for any monies funds or securities which may be paid or transferred to them or him in persuance hereof or of any of the trusts hereof shall effectually discharge the person or persons paying or transferring the same therefrom and from being concerned to see to the application or nonapplication thereof.  And I hereby declare that if the said Trustees hereby appointed or either of them or any Trustee or Trustees to be appointed as hereinafter is provided shall die or be desirous of being discharged or refuse or become incapable to act then and so often the said Trustees or Trustee (and for this purpose any retiring Trustee shall be considered a Trustee) may appoint any other person or persons to be a Trustee or Trustees in the place of the Trustee or Trustees so dying or desiring to be discharged or refusing or becoming incapable to act and upon every such appointment the said Trust premises shall be so transferred that the same may become vested in the new Trustee or Trustees Jointly with the surviving or continuing Trustee or Trustees or solely as the case may require and every such new Trustee shall (both before and after the said Trust premises shall have become so vested) have the same powers authorities and discretion as if he had been thereby originally appointed a Trustee.  And I declare that the Trustee or Trustees for the time being of this my will shall be chargeable only with such monies as they or he respectively shall actually receive and shall not be answerable the one for the other of them nor for any Banker Broker or other person in whose hands any of the Trust monies shall be placed nor for the Insufficiency of any Stocks Funds or Securities nor for Involuntary losses and may reimburse themselves or himself all expenses in or about the execution of the aforesaid Trusts.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Eight day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five

Hugh GREEN

Signed published and declared by the said Testator Hugh GREEN as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. John KELLY; Michael ELLIS

On a separate printed sheet:

In the Bishops Court of Lichfield         In the Goods of Hugh GREEN Deceased

Appeared Personally John BARKER of Stockport in the county of Chester, Painter and John GREEN of Bingley in the county of York, Surgeon the Executors named in the Will and Testament of the said Hugh GREEN late of Glossop in the County of Derby, Beerhouse Keeper Deceased who died on or about the sixth day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty five 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 anything on account of the Debts due and owing from the said Deceased, are under the value of One thousand Pounds, to the best of these Deponent`s knowledge, information, and belief.

Sworn on the twenty seventh day of Nov. 1855 John GREEN, John BARKER Before me John TEAGUE Commissioner

There are two further sheets one of which forms an affidavit whereby John BARKER and John GREEN swear to confirm that the Will is that of Hugh GREEN; that his estate is worth less than £1000 & that he died 6 Oct 1855.  The other confirms the granting of Probate.

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William GREENE of Knightweeke in Bowden township, Glossop p. Inventory : 1592/3

Mentions John MOORE; John HIGINBOTHAM; Edmond WYLDE; Randulph HIBERT; Robert COTTRELL with Appraisers Anthonie STAFFORD; Godfray HYDE & Rodger HOLLINGWORTHE

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 John HAGUE, farmer of Simmondley: 1874 

 mentions: Hannah HALL of Wood Hays, Ludworth

Peter JACKSON of Stirrup,Ludworth

Betty BUNTING of Free Town

Hannah  DOWNS of Mill  Town

Nancy ROWARTH of Woodlands

Bold BAND of Mill Town Bar

Joshua BUNTING

Isaac HADFIELD

Mary dau of Bold BAND

Executors: John HALL, farmer of Ludworth; Tho STANSFIELD

Witness: Chas HIGGINBOTTOM, Auctioneer

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Joan HAIGH of Mellor: 30 April 1723

In the name of god Amen I Joane HAIGE of Cliffe in Melor within parish of glossop spinster being weake in body but of sound and perfect memory and being desirous to settell things in order which the lord hath bestowed upon: me doo make this my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge ffirst it is my will & mind that ffurneral expenses be payd out of my personable estate the Rest and Remandar I bequath as ffolloweth Item I leave and bequeath to my Brother [Ja     ] HAIGH of Fo:hole fforty shillings item I leave and bequath to my sister Izab[    ] [BRILE] fforty shillings, item I leave and bequeath [       ] unto Ann BOWDEN of Cliffe widdow twenty shillings item I leave and bequeath unto Samiuel BOWDEN of Cliffe twenty shillings Item I leave and bequeath unto Ann WAGSTAFFof Cliffe twenty shillings item I leave and be queath unto Elizabeth ROYLEY and barbary HAIGH daughter of James HAIGH of mos[ley] Botham tenn shillings a peace Item I leave and bequeath unto Mary BODEN daughter of Samiuel BODDEN ffive shillings: item I leave & bequeath unto willm WAGSTAF and Elizabeth WAGSTAF five Shillings a peace item I leave to Mary ROWBOTHAM of [mille] banke ffive shilling item I leave and bequeath unto Elizbeth ROYLE and barbary HAIGH of mouse[le]Botham all my Clothes and wearing Aparrill Both linen and woolin to be Equaley devided betwixt them item I leave and bequeath unto James unto James HAIGH of mouse[le] botham all the Rest Residue and Remeandar of my personal estate what soever I dysposed of item it is my will and mind that if any [legacies] mentioned in this will within one yeare next in [       ] after my decease: it is my will and mind that legacy or legacies be Equaley devided amongst John HAIGE of mousebotham and john HAIGE of mar[pull]and John HADFIELD of smythy lane  

Lastley I Constitute nominate and a poynt James HAIGH of Mousey Botham to be onley sole executor of this my last will and testament revoakeing all other wills hoping hee will [Faith]ffalley and truly discharge the trust Reposed in him [according] to the trust intent and meaneing heare of In witnes whereof I have hereunto Affixed my hand and seale this twenty eight day of ffebruary anno domeny 1722

Joan HAIGH  her marke and seale

Sined seled and delivered in the presence of us Robert STAFORD; Edw. CLAYTON      

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Adelaide Ann HALL: 14 August 1891

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Adelaide Ann HALL of Moorlands within Birch Vale in the County of Derby Spinster I revoke all prior Wills and Codicils I appoint my sisters Lucy Jane HALL and Hannah HALL to be the trustees and Executors of this my Will I bequeath to my nephew Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY the son of my deceased sister Marina Ashton BRADLEY if he shall attain the age of twenty one years a legacy of One thousand five hundred pounds free from legacy duty And I declare that if at my decease the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY shall be under the age of twenty one years then my said trustees hereinafter named or the survivor of them or other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will (hereinafter called my trustees or trustee) shall retain the said legacy and invest the same in the name or names of my trustees or trustee in some or one of the modes of investment hereinafter authorized with liberty from time to time to vary the said investments into or for others of the same or a like nature and shall apply the whole or such part as they or them shall think fit of the income of the same legacy or the investments thereof for or towards the maintenance or education of the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY until the same legacy shall become vested or he shall previously die And shall during such suspense of absolute vesting as aforesaid invest the surplus (if any) of the said income and the resulting income thereof so as to accumulate at compound interest to the intent that such accumulation may be added to the principal of the said legacy and follow the destination thereof with liberty nevertheless for my trustees or trustee to resort to the accumulations of any preceeding year or years and to apply the same for or towards the maintenance or education of the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY And I declare that my trustees or trustee may at any time or times raise any part or parts not exceeding a moiety of the presumptive legacy of the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY and apply the same for his preferment advancement or benefit as my trustees or trustee shall think fit And I declare that if the said legacy hereinbefore bequeathed shall fail to become absolutely vested in the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY under this my Will the same legacy and the accumulations thereof and the investments presenting the same or such part thereof as shall not have been applied for the advancement of the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY during minority as aforesaid shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate Thereas under the Will of my uncle Levi HALL late of Ravensleach within Ollerset in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Proprietor dated the eighth day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven and proved at the District Registry of Derby attached to Her Majesty’s Court of Probate I have a general power of appointing by Will or share of the residuary estate of my said uncle Now in exercise of the said power and of every other power or authority now or at the time of my decease hereunto enabling me I appoint the said share unto my sisters Lucy Jane and Hannah Upon trust to sell such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and to collect and get in the remainder thereof And to stand and be possessed of the money to arise therefrom Upon trust as to one equal third part thereof for the said Lucy Jane HALL absolutely As to another equal third part thereof for the said Hannah HALL absolutely And as to the remaining equal third par thereof for my sister Eliza BRIDGE absolutely I demise all that my undivided moiety of and in all that messuage or dwellinghouse with the appurtenances situate at Ollerset in the County of Derby and purchased by me and my said sister Hannah as tenants in common from Mr. James BENNETT unto my said sister Hannah for her sole and separate use absolutely And as to all the residue of my estate and effects both real and personal I devise and bequeath the same unto and to the use of my trustees or trustee their heirs executors administrators and assigns Upon trust to sell my residuary real estate and to call in and convert into money my residuary personal estate and after payment thereout of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts to hold the same upon trust as to one equal third part or share thereof for my said sister Lucy Jane absolutely As to another third part or share thereof for my said sister Hannah absolutely And as to the remaining third part of share thereof Upon trust to invest the same as hereinafter directed and to pay the annual income thereof unto my said sister Eliza BRIDGE during her life and after her death In trust for them the said Lucy Jane Hall and Hannah HALL absolutely as tenants in common I empower the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will at their discretion to continue all or any part of my personal estate in the sale or upon the investments in or upon which the same shall be at the time of my decease however doubtful or hazardous or limited the description or nature of the property or investment may be or otherwise to call in and compel payment or sill or dispose of the same and to convert and invest the moneys to be thereby raised and all other moneys to be from time to time received by them under the trust or powers herein declared and contained in their names in some one or more of the parliamentary stocks of funds of Great Britain or at interest upon any real securities in England or Wales and not elsewhere or upon the debentures or other securities or on mortgage of the stock or shares of any Corporation aggregate or chartered Company in Great Britain at the times of the investments thereon respectively paying dividends or all shares therein or upon any securities authorised by Act of Parliament to be from time to time altered [     ] transposed for or into other stocks funds or securities of the nature or kind aforesaid as my trustees shall think proper In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of November one thousand eight hundred and ninety  Adelaide Ann HALL 

Signed by the said Adelaide Ann HALL the testatrix as and for her last Will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses  Charles F. JOHNSON Solicitor Stockport  Mary REED Housemaid Morlands BirchVale

On the 14th August 1891 Probate of this Will was granted to Lucy Jane HALL and Hannah HALL Spinsters the Executrixes.

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Amos HALL of Phoeside: 9 December 1858

This is the last Will and Testament of me Amos HALL of Phoeside in the Parish of Hayfield in the County of Derby late a Coal Proprietor.  I appoint my dear wife Elizabeth HALL and my Friend Charles BRADBURY Junior of New Mills in the said County of Derby Iron and Brass Founder trustees Executrix and Executors of this my Will.  I give to my said Wife during her life All my real estate which consists of a Freehold House and Land situate at Phoeside aforesaid in my own occupation And I Bequeath unto my said wife during her life the use of my household furniture and the annual increase of all my personal estate, and subject as aforesaid I devise and bequeath All the real and personal estate to which I shall be entitled at my death unto my said Trustees their heirs executors and administrators according to the value and quality thereof.  In Trust for my children Joseph HALL William HALL and John Morton HALL in equal shares as Tenants in common, and in case any of them my said children Joseph HALL, William HALL and John Morton HALL shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years then I give the share or shares intended for such child or children  so dying to the survivor or survivors of them my said children who shall live to attain the said age: I hereby declare that the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of my Will do and shall after the death of my said Wife and during the respective minorities of my said children pay and apply the whole or such part as such Trustees or Trustee shall think fit of the annual increase of the share or respective shares to which any of my said children shall for the time being be entitled in expectancy under the Trusts hereinbefore declared for or towards the maintenance or education of such children respectively until his or their expectant shares shall become vested and payable And I hereby further declare that it shall and may be lawful for my said Wife during her natural life to nominate and appoint anyone or more fit person or persons to be a Trustee or Trustees of this my Will in addition to and in conjunction with herself and the said Charles BRADBURY and in addition to or in conjunction with the person or persons who shall be for the time being the Trustee or Trustees of this my Will And that if my said Wife and the said Charles BRADBURY or any Trustee or Trustees appointed as hereinbefore and hereinafter provided shall die or be abroad or desire to be discharged or refuse or become incapable to act, then and in every such case it shall be lawful for my said wife and after her death for the surviving or continuing Trustee or Trustees for the time being and for this purpose every refusing or returning Trustee shall if willing to act in the execution of this pro[   ] be considered a continuing Trustee or for the [     ] Executor or executors administrator or administrators of the last surviving or continuing Trustee to appoint a new Trustee or new Trustees in the place of the Trustee or Trustees so dying or being abroad or desiring to be discharged or refusing or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid. And upon every or any such appointment the number of Trustees may be augmented or reduced and upon every appointment of a Trustee or Trustees hereinbefore provided for all the Trust Estate then vested in the Trustees or Trustee for the time being or in the heirs executors or administrators of the last surviving or continuing Trustee or Trustees shall be so conveyed assigned and transferred that the same may be vested in the surviving or continuing Trustee or Trustees jointly with such new Trustee or Trustees or in such new Trustee or Trustees solely as the case may require and every new Trustee appointed as aforesaid may as well before as after the said trust premises (if any) shall have been so vested as aforesaid act and assist in the Execution of the Trusts and powers of this my will as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as if he had been hereby constituted a Trustee.  Provided always and I hereby further declare that every Trustee for the time being of my will shall be respectively chargeable only for such monies as he shall respectively actually receive notwithstanding his or their signing any receipt for the sake of conformity and shall be answerable and accountable only for his own acts receipts neglects or defaults and not for those of the other Trustees nor for any Banker Broker or other person with whom or into whose hands any trusts monies may come nor for any loss unless the same shall happen through his own Willful default and also that every said Trustee for the time being may reimburse himself or pay and discharge out of the Trusts premises all expenses incurred in or about the Execution of the trusts or powers of this my Will.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty first day of June One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight

Amos HALL

Signed by the said Amos HALL as 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 hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

William BROADHURST Calico Printer Birch Vale Hayfield Derbyshire; Miles BRACEWELL, Manager, Birch Vale Hayfield Derbyshire

On the ninth day of December 1858 the Will of Amos HALL late of Phoeside in the Parish of Hayfield in the County of Derby late a Coal Proprietor, deceased, was proved by the Oaths of Elizabeth HALL Widow and Relict of the deceased, and Charles BRADBURY the younger the Executors named therein having been first sworn duly to administer

Effects under £1500   Probate extracted by Henry Thomas DURNBOW Solicitor Ashton under Lyne

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 Elijah HALL: 7 June 1867

This is the last Will and Testament of me Elijah HALL of Ravensleach within Ollerset in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Proprietor  I give all my real and personal estate of whatever nature or kind or wheresoever situate unto Joseph BRADDOCK of Bugsworth and Henry BARBER of New Mills Upon trust that they allow my Wife Mary HALL to have the use and benefit of all my Household Furniture so that the same shall be kept as a home for my children that are unmarried and for my Daughter Eliza and her child or children  I hereby direct that my business of a Coal Proprietor shall by carried on by my Trustees upon the same principal where the same is now carried on, under the sole management of my said Trustees And I here by authorize them to perform all such acts respecting my said business as I myself could have done if living without being responsible for any loss that may be therein incurred  And I hereby direct that my son shall be employed in the management of my said business  And I hereby authorize my said Trustees to increase abridge or wholly to discontinue my said business in case the same seems likely to prove an unprofitable concern as my said Trustees may consider most advantageous  I also direct that all sales and taxes whatsoever payable in respect of the premises whereon my said business shall be carried on or upon the profits of my said Trust shall be charged to the account of the said business and that the nett profits thereof shall be applied as follows that is to say the sum of Sixty pounds per annum shall be paid to my wife Mary HALL and the remaining parts of the profits after paying all expenses shall be divided amongst my children share and share alike for their own absolute use and benefit and without the control of any husband or if any of them be dead then upon trust for any child or children that they may leave, but so that the children of a deceased child shall only take the share to which their parent would have been entitled to if living  I hereby order that the share of those children who are under twenty one years of age shall be applied toward their maintenance and education  I also further order and direct that if my said Trustees sell and dispose of my Collieries or any share or shares in the same or any other part of my property that the produce arising from such sale or sales shall be divided to and amongst my children equally share and share alike for their own use and benefit and without the control of any husband or if any of them be dead then his her or their share shall go to such child or children as they may leave, but so that the children of a deceased child shall only take the share to which their parent would have been entitled to if living

I appoint my said friends Joseph BRADDOCK and Henry BARBER executors and also Trustees of this my Will with full power to compound and compromise debts and, claims and settle my accounts and affairs and to give receipts for money paid or accounted for to my estate by purchasers or otherwise who shall be exonerated by such receipts from all liability in respect of the application of the money An I direct that so far as concerns the Trusteeship vested in my executors that vacancies occurring therein from death in my lifetime or otherwise from disclaimer or incapacity shall from time to time be supplied by the surviving Trustee for the time being or in none such, then by the disclaiming or [            ] Trustee or if also none such by the executors or administrators of the last decease Trustee  And I declare that my said Trustee shall be chargeable only to the extent of his or their respective receipts and be exempt from responsibility for involuntary losses and be entitled to retain all disbursements and expenses incident to the trust of this my Will I hereby revoke all other Wills by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Testator have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of November one thousand and eight hundred and sixty six 

Elijah HALL  ------ Signed by the said Testator Elijah HALL as 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

Levi HALL, Ravensleach, Ollerset, Coal Proprietor; Henry BARBER, New Mills, Bank Manager

Proved at Derby the seventh day of June 1867 by the oaths of Joseph CARRINGTON/ in the will written Joseph BRADDOCK and Henry BARBER the Executors to whom administration was granted

The Testator Elijah HALL was late of Ravensleach within Ollerset in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Proprietor, and died on the nineteenth day of November 1866 at Ravensleach aforesaid

Effects under £2000  Extracted by Wm F W JOHNSON, Solicitors, Stockport

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      Elijah HALL: 7 February 1876

This is the last Will and Testament of one Elijah HALL of Birch View near Hayfield in the County of Derby Colliery Manager whereof I appoint my dear Wife Margaret and my Friend Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK of the Haugh within Bugsworth in the County of Derby Executors and I devise them all estates vested in one as Trustee or Mortgagee subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same respectively I give devise and bequeath all other my real and personal estate over which I have any disposing power unto my said Wife Margaret and the said Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK  absolutely Upon trust to pay to or otherwise to permit and suffer my said Wife to receive and take the rents and annual income thereof for her life provided she no long continues my Widow and from and after her decease or marrying again whichever event shall first happen Upon trust to sell get in and convert into money my said rent and personal estate and to stand possessed of the net produce thereof after payment of all expenses attending such Sale getting in and conversion Upon trust for my Child if only one or all my Children if more than one in equal shares and so that the interest of a Son or Sons shall be absolutely vested at the age of twenty one years and of a daughter or daughters at that age or marriage whether the preceding trust in favour of any said Wife shall be determined or not and so that the share or shares both Original and securing of a Son or Sons dying under the age of twenty one years and of a daughter or daughters dying under that age without having been married shall accrue to the others or other of my Children if more than on an equal shares and be vested as aforesaid But if no child of mine being a Son shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter shall attain that age or be married Then upon trust for such person or persons as at the time of the decease or marriage of my said Wife whichever shall first happen would be my next of kin and entitled to my personal Estate under the Statutes for the distribution of the personal Estate of intestate if I were to die at that time intestate and without ever having been married such persons if more than one to take distributively according to the said statutes I empower the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will to postpone for so long as any Child of mine being a Son shall be under the age of twenty one years or being a daughter shall be under that age without having been married the sale getting in and conversion of my real and personal estate or any part or parts thereof respectively I empower my Trustees to compound or allow time or accept security real or personal for the payment of debts owing to my estate and to adjust by arbitration or otherwise disputes in relation thereto or in relation to debts or demands against my estates And I revoke all former Wills In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my Will contained on this and the two preceding sheets of paper this twenty eighth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy three   

Elijah HALL

Signed by the said Elijah HALL as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us together present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting Witnesses  Tho. D. GOODMAN Solicitor, Chapel en le Frith R. WALTON his Clerk

Provident Derby the seventh day of February 1876 by the Oaths of Margaret HALL, Widow, the Relict, and Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK the Executors to whom Administration was granted.

The Testator Elijah HALL was late of Birch Views near Hayfield in the County of Derby Colliery Manager, and died on the fifth day of November 1875 at birch View aforesaid

Personal Estate under £2000 Extracted by W & F.W. JOHNSON, Solicitors, Stockport

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Elizabeth HALL of Phoside: 25 January 1698

A true And [perffectt] inventory off all ye goods Cattells And Chattells with wear yd goods Cattells & Chattells Debtes off widdow hall deceased praysed by – Tho: WATTERHOUSE George WARDE Edmund BRADBURY and Wm ANDREWE

Impremis

£   s   d

her purse & Aparell

0-10-0

Idem one [R]arron heaffor

1-12-0

Idem 3 sheepe

0- 6-0

Idem in woll & yorne

1-14-0

Idem in Bed stock & Beding And in Linine & wollen

0-10-0

Idem one Chist

0-10-0

Idem in Coffers & Arkes

0-3-4

Idem in wooden ware within ye house

0-2-6

Idem in Iron ware

0-3-4

Idem in pewter & brass And one Lead

0-3-0

Idem Boards Stowled And Quishand

0-1-4

Idem in hay And Straw

0-10-0

Idem in hussellment in the house

0-2-6

 debts owing to ye testator

11-0-0

sume

19-8-8

Tho: WATTERHOUSE  his marke; George WARD; Edmund BRADBURY; Wm ANDREWE

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George HALL of Kinder: 1 September 1800

This is the last Will and Testament of me George HALL of Kinder Husbandman in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby unto which said will I appoint my nephew Thomas HALL of Kinder aforesaid and Thomas GEE of the same Place joint Executors of this my last will and I do give all my Personal Estate into the Hands in trust to and for the Uses hereafter mentioned First to pay all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses Then I give and bequeath unto my nephews at Stones-House in Kinder aforesaid Thomas HALL Joseph HALL John HALL Micah HALL Samuel HALL and William HALL each the sum of Six Pounds to be paid them as they shall attain unto the age of twenty one years and the Interest arising from the above sums to be paid to them each separately yearly and every year until they attain the age of twenty one years which said Legacies I order to be paid out of the money I now have out as Interest in the Hands of William LINE Sixty Pounds Thomas WATERHOUSE of Kinder Sixteen Pounds in the Hands of James FOGG of Stockport wheelright Sixteen Pounds in the Hands of Charles HOLT of Bullock smithy weaver Ten Pounds ten shillings and in the Hands of Edward REDFERN of of Hayfield Nine Pounds which said sums I order my Executor to call in immediately after my Decease and place out upon good security and the Reversion not before disposed of the Interest of which to be applied yearly and every year to the Clothing of a few Poor Children in the Town of Hayfield at the Discretion of my Executors and the Survivors of them their Heirs and Assigns for ever and I order my Brother in law John WATERHOUSE to [   ] to my Executors all the Promisory Notes for the above sums which are now in his Custody and I hereby revoke all former wills by me or any Time heretofore made as [    ] [      ][     ]this [     ] Day of August one thousand eight hundred [         ]

George HALL his mark 

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Hannah HALL of Wragg Hollin: 16 October 1851: Administration

In the Bishops Court of Lichfield In the Goods of Hannah HALL, Deceased

Appeared Personally Amos HALL of Wragg Hollin in  Hayfield in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Miner the party applying for Letters of Administration of the Estate and Effects of the said Hannah HALL late of Wragg Hollin in Hayfield in the County of Derby Deceased, who died on or about the thirtieth day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty eight 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 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 anything on account of the Debts, due and owing from the said Deceased, are under the value of One hundred Pounds, to the best of this Deponent’s knowledge, information and belief.

Amos HALL

Sworn on the 16th day of October 1851 before me George HALL Surrogate

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Hannah HALL: 26 August 1924

I HANNAH HALL of Morlands Birch Vale in the county of Derby spinster hereby revoke all wills codicils and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last and only will  I appoint my sister Lucy Jane HALL of Morlands Birch Vale aforesaid spinster my nephew Levi Joseph HALL of the same place colliery proprietor and Arthur BARBER of Chapel en le Frith in the said county of Derby Bank clerk EXECUTRIX AND EXECUTORS and trustees of this my will and I declare that they and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor and the other trustees or trustee fro the time being of this my will are hereinafter called and included in the expression “my trustees”  Whereas under and by virtue of the will dated the eight day of June one thousand eight hundred and seventy two in the Derby District Registry of Her Majesty’s Court of Probate of my late uncle Levi HALL certain trust funds and property representing the share which I as one of the children of Elijah HALL the late brother of the said Levi HALL became entitled to in the residuary real and personal estate of the said Levi HALL are vested in the trustees of the said Will  In trust to pay the income thereof to me for my separate use during my life and after my death Upon trust as I shall by will whether covert or sole or being unmarried by deed appoint Now In exercise of the said power for this purpose given to me by the said will and of every or any other power me hereunto enabling I do hereby direct and appoint that the trustees or trustee of the said will of Levi HALL shall as soon as may be after my decease transfer assign and pay over the trust funds and property over which I have a general power of appointment as aforesaid to my trustees And I direct that my trustees shall out of the said trust funds and property set apart and appropriate a sum of one thousand five hundred pounds and shall invest the same in the names or under the legal control of my trustees in or upon any of the investments hereinafter authorised with power for them from time to time to vary or transpose such investments or any of them into or for any other or others of any nature hereby authorised at their discretion and shall hold such investments Upon trust to pay the income thereof unto my nephew Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY during his life and after his death I direct my said trustees to stand possessed of the said sum of one thousand five hundred pounds In trust for such children of the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY as being sons attain the age of twenty one years or being daughters attain that age or marry under that age in equal shares and if there shall be only one such child the whole to go to that one child And I declare that if no child or the said Thomas Shuttleworth Sterndale BRADLEY shall live to attain a vested interest in the said legacy the same shall fall into my residuary estate And I direct my trustees to hold the residue of the trust funds and property over which I have a general power of appointment under the said will of my uncle Levi HALL after setting apart and appropriating the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds as hereinbefore directed And after paying a legacy of one thousand pounds to my sister Eliza BRIDGE to whom I hereby bequeath the same for her separate use and a legacy of one thousand pounds to my sister Lucy Jane HALL to whom I also hereby bequeath the same Upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions hereinafter declared in  relation to my general residuary real and personal estate I devise and bequeath all my real estate of every tenure and all my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not otherwise disposed of by this my will or and codicil hereto unto and to the use of my trustees hereinbefore named their heirs executors and administrators respectively according to the nature thereof Upon trust that my trustees shall sell call in collect and convert into money the said real and personal estate at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think proper but as to reversionary property not until it falls into possession unless it shall appear to my trustees that an earlier sale would be beneficial and so that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale calling in or conversion of the whole or any part or parts of the said premises (including leaseholds or other property of a terminable or wearing out nature) during such period as they shall think proper without being responsible for loss An I direct that all the net rents profits and income arising from my estate real or personal hereinbefore directed to be sold called in and converted in whatsoever condition or state of investment the same may be and whether consisting of investments of an authorised character or not or whether of a permanent or a terminable and wearing out nature shall until such sale calling in or conversion and as well during the first year after my death as afterwards be applied as if the same were income arising from the proceeds but of the sale calling in or conversion thereof or the investments of such proceeds but that no reversion or other property not actually producing income shall be treated as producing income for the purposes of this my will And that notwithstanding any postponement of conversion of my real estate hereinbefore directed to be converted the same shall for the purpose of transmission be considered as converted into money from the time of my death And I direct that my trustees shall out of the moneys to arise from the sale calling in and conversion of or forming part of my said real and personal estate pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies bequeathed by this my will or any codicil hereto and the legacy duty thereon but so that all legacies shall be paid primarily out of my personal estate And shall invest the residue of the said moneys in the names or under the legal control of my trustees in or upon any of the public stocks or funds or government securities of the United Kingdom or India or any colony or dependency of the United Kingdom or any foreign governments or state or in or upon any freehold copyhold leasehold or chattel real securities (but as to leasehold or chattel real securities only when held for a term of years whereof at least sixty years shall be unexpired at the time of investment) in England or Wales but not in Ireland or in or upon the stocks funds shares debentures debenture stock mortgages or securities of any corporation company or public body or authority municipal local commercial or otherwise in the United Kingdom or any colony or dependency of the United Kingdom and may at discretion vary or transpose such investments into or for others of any nature hereinbefore authorised And shall pay the income of the said investments (hereinafter call the “residuary trust funds” unto and equally between my sisters Eliza BRIDGE and Lucy Jane HALL for their respective separate use during their joint lives end so that during coverture they shall not have power to anticipate the same And from and after the death of such one of them my said sisters as shall first die shall pay the income of the said residuary trust funds to the survivor of them during the residue of her life for her separate use and so that during coverture they shall not have power to anticipate the same and from and after the death of the survivor of them my said sisters I direct my trustees to hold the said residuary trust funds and the income thereof in trust for all or any nephews and nieces (being children of a brother and sisters of mine) who shall be living at the death of such last survivor and the children or child then living of any then deceased nephew or niece of mine (being a child of a brother or sister of mine) in equal shares And so that children of any deceased nephew or niece of mine shall take equally between them only the share which their parent would have taken had he or she survived the survivor of them my said sisters Eliza BRIDGE and Lucy Jane HALL And I hereby further authorise and empower my trustees in case they in their absolute and uncontrolled discretion shall think fit to continue for the benefit of my estate for such period or respective periods as they shall think expedient and business or businesses in which I may be engaged or interested at the time of my decease whether alone or in partnership with the said Lucy Jane HALL and Levi HALL or any other person or persons and in the latter case whether such continuance shall be required by the terms of any articles or agreement of partnership which may be subsisting at my decease or no And to enter into any new arrangement or agreement from time to time with any partner or partners in relation to any such business either by way of substitution for any arrangement or agreement subsisting at my death or otherwise and to take any partner or partners or additional partner or partners into any such business and from time to time to alter or vary any arrangement or agreement under which such business may be carried on or the nature of the business as my trustees may think fit And also to employ or leave in any such business the capital or share of capital belonging to me which shall be employed or engaged therein at my decease And also if they shall at any time think fit any further part of my estate beyond the amount of such capital whether they shall be personally engaged in carrying on the said business alone or in partnership or not and so that in the latter event the sum so left in the said business shall be on the footing of a loan to the persons or persons carrying on the said business either with or without security (at the discretion of my trustees) and upon the terms of recieveing either a fixed rate of interest or a rate of interest varying with or dep[endent] upon the profits of the said business or otherwise And I declare that my trustees shall be entitled to be indemnified in the fullest manner out of my estate in respect of all losses and liabilities which may be sustained or incurred in carrying on or otherwise in relation to any such business as aforesaid or the employment of loan of any part of my estate inor to such business And I also empower my trustees to purchase the share or shares of any partner or partners (whether in partnership with me at my death or subsequently admitted) in any such business as aforesaid upon such terms as they shall think proper the share or shares so purchased to be held upon the same trusts and with the same powers as the share or shares previously belonging to my estate in such business And I further declare that in case my trustees shall at any time or times be engaged in any such business as aforesaid in conjunction with any partner or partners such trustees may leave the entire management of such business to such other partner or partners as shall not be concerned to interfere therein or be in any wise responsible for not interfering therein it being my intention that my trustees may be enabled by leaving the management of such business in the hands of such partner or partners to free themselves of himself from the necessity of in anywise attending to such business further than requiring such partner or partners once in every year to state an account of profit or loss but without any obligation upon my trustees to examine into the securacy of such account and my trustees may in case they or he shall think proper leave the entire management of any such business or share of a business to any manager or managers and may give to such manager or managers such power or authorities as may be deemed expedient  And I further declare that in case either of the said trustees for the time being shall be unwilling to engage in any such business as aforesaid on account of the responsibility which he or she may incur thereby such trustee may allow his or her co trustee or co trustees to engage in or to become a partner or partners in such business and alone to act in relation to the trusts of this my will so far as relates to the continuance of such business And in pursuance of the power reserved to me by the articles of partnership now subsisting between me and the sad Lucy Jane HALL and Levi Joseph HALL I hereby nominate the said Lucy Jane HALL to succeed to my share in the business of the said partnership for the purposes of this my will but in case of her death or her refusal to accept that position then I nominate the said Levi Joseph HALL to succeed to my share in the said partnership for purposes of this my will And I hereby declare that all profits or shares of profits or interest which my trustees or either of them shall derive or receive from such business as aforesaid shall be for all the purposes of this my will considered annual income and shall be applied accordingly  And I further declare that my trustees in case they shall discontinue or withdraw from any such business or businesses as aforesaid or shall dispose of the same or my share or interest therein may make all such arrangements and agreements in relation thereto as they shall think desirable and in particular may leave to any agent partner or other person the collection of and outstanding debts of the concern and my give such time as my trustees shall think proper for payment by any partner or partners or purchaser or purchasers of any sum or sums owing or payable to my estate and that either with or without taking security and general may make all arrangements in anywise in relation to the premises as fully and absolutely to all intents and purposes as they could do if they were acting on their own account and I expressly declare that in case a company whether with limited or unlimited liability shall be formed to taking over continuing and working the business of the said partnership between me and the said Lucy Jane HALL and Levi Joseph HALL or any other business or businesses or purchasing the property assets or capital embarked therein and the goodwill thereof or any part thereof my trustees may sell the said business or businesses property assets and goodwill or any part thereof to such company in consideration wholly or in part of the ordinary shares therein wholly or partially paid up or wholly or in part of debentures debenture stock or bonds or preference shares of such company and as to the balance in cash payable immediately or by any installments with or without security and may enter into such other arrangement for effectuating or in connection with any such company as aforesaid for the sale or transfer of the said business or businesses and the assets thereof to the company as formed or otherwise in relation to the said company whether before or after the incorporation thereof as my trustees in their absolute discretion shall thin fit and so that all such contracts or arrangements which may be made or entered into by my trustees shall be valid and effectual notwithstanding that the said Lucy Jane HALL and Levi Joseph HALL or either of them or any other trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will may be a promotee or promoter of the company or intended company or may be interested or concern therein or intended so to be as a share holder director manager auditor secretary or in any other character or capacity  And I hereby further declare that the sale or transfer of the said business or businesses and the assets thereof to the said company may if deemed necessary or expedient be effectuated by my executors in that character in which case they shall have all such and the like powers  and authorities in relation thereto as are hereinbefore given to my trustees And I declare that all shares bonds debentures debenture stock and moneys which may be received as the consideration for the sale and transfer of the said business or businesses and the assets thereof or any part thereof to such company as aforesaid shall be vested in and held by my trustees upon the trusts hereinbefore declared of and concerning my residuary estate and the investments and promises representing the same And I hereby declare that my executors or trustees for the time being shall not be bound in any case to act personally but shall be at full liberty to employ a solicitor accountant or any other agent to transact all or any business of whatsoever nature required to be done in the premises including the receipt and payment of money and shall be entitled to be allowed and be paid all charges and expenses so incurred I authorise my trustees to determine whether any moneys are to be considered as capital or income and whether any expenses outgoings or other payments ought to be paid out of capital or income and how valuations are to be made or value determined for the purpose of any case or allotment appropriation or otherwise and to apportion blended trust funds and to determine all questions and matters of doubt arising in the execution of the trusts of this my will or any codicil hereto  And I declare that every such determination whether made upon a question actually raised or implied in the acts of proceedings of my trustees shall be conclusive and binding on all persons interested under this my will or and codicil hereto IN WITNESS whereof I the said Hannah HALL have to this my last and only will contained in this and the five preceding sheets of paper set my hand this nineteenth day of June one thousand nine hundred and one – HANNAH HALL

Signed and declared by the said Hannah HALL the testatrix as and for her last and only will in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses – CHARLES F JOHNSON – Solicitor Stockport – J M PURSSGLOVE – High Street New Mills

THIS IS A CODICIL to the last will and testament of me HANNAH HALL which will bears even date with this codicil I declare and direct my trustees to stand possessed of the share of my niece Mary PEARSON formerly Mary BRADLEY in my residuary trust funds Upon trust to invest the same in the names and under the legal control of my trustees in or upon any of the investments authorised by my said will with power for them form time to time to vary or transpose such investments or any of them into or for any other or others or any such nature therebuy authorised at their discretion And shall hold such investment up on trust to pay the income thereof to my said niece during her life and after her death I direct my said trustees to stand possessed of the said share in trust for such children of the said Mary PEARSON as being sons attain the age of twenty one years or being daughters attain that age or marry under that age in equal shares and if there shall be only one such child the whole to go to that one child And I declare that if no child oif the said Mary PEARSON shall live to attain a vested interest in the said legacy the same shall fall into my residuary estate And in all other respects I confirm my said will IN WITNESS whereof I the said Hannah HALL have to this codicil to my last will and testament set my hand this nineteenth day of June one thousand nine hundred and one – HANNAH HALL – Signed and declared by the said Hannah HALL the testatrix as and for a codicil to her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the alteration against which we have placed our initials having been previously made – CHARLES F JOHNSON – Solicitor Stockport – J M PURSSGLOVE – High Street New Mills.

ON the 26th day of August 1924.  Administration (with will and codicil) was granted to Frank Hall TURNER and Leonard Cecil TURNER the lawful nephews and as such two of the residuary legatees named in the said will.

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James HALL of Green Vale, Glossop, tailor: 1871

mentions: 

Dau Hannah wife of John SELLARS of Glossop, hawker

Son John, tailor & Son Mark

Friend William WILLIAMSON grocer of Howard Town

Witnesses: John BOOTH; John BEELEY; Charles HALL

mentions "owing to depression of leasehold property owing to the cotton famine" he has rendered assistance to his son in law.

Will made 1862 Codicil 1867

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John HALL of Stubs: 6 May 1761

In the Name of God Amen I John HALL the Elder of Stubs in the parish of Glossop & County of Derby Yeoman being [something] out of Health of Body but of Sound & perfect Mind memory & understanding Do hereby make publish & declare this my last Will & Testament in Manner & form following First my Will & mind is that all such Just Debts as I shall owe at my Death the Charge of my Funeral & the Expense of the probate of this my last Will be paid by my Executor hereafter named and taken out of my Whole Estate boath Real & personal, As for & Concerning all that my Copyhold Estate Lands & premises at Stubs aforesaid which I have Lately Surrendered for and to the use of my last Will & Testament, I do hereby give devise & bequeath unto my Son John HALL his Heirs & Assigns for ever all that my said Copyhold Estate Lands & premises Situate Lying Standing & being at neare The Stubs aforesaid and now in my possession,  Also I give and Bequeath unto my said Son John HALL his Heirs & Assigns for ever all [  ] my farm lands Lying & being next adjoining to my said Copyhold lands at Stubs aforesaid, And also I give to my Son John HALL all that my now inclosed lands in the Gladdins near to the Stubs aforesaid,  Likewise also I give unto my said Son John HALL all my Household Goods husbandry Wairs Goods Chatels, Cattles and Effects whatsoever [   ] [Enter] upon all that I have herein before given him at my Decease Except those things herein after named which it is my Will & Mind that my Wife Ann shall have to use during Her life and the Little House at Stubs aforesaid to Dwell in during her Life Also it is my Will & Mind that my said Wife Ann have our Bead, one Coffer and Som other Nessary Goods to use in the said Little House during Her Life and at Her Decease my said Son John Shall have them all again It is my Further Will and mind that my Son John HALL his Heirs or Assigns do & shall pay unto my said Wife Ann the sum of fifteen shillings a Quarter during Her Natural Life or so long as she shall happen to Live which said Sum of Money to be paid of my said Estate at Stubs by the Occupyor thereof in full Satisfaction to my said Wife of Her thirds or any other Claimer or demand whatsoever But if She my said Wife Ann doth refuse to [        ] to this my last Will and Except of the same as above mentioned in full satisfaction as aforesaid Then my Will & Mind is that she shall have one shilling and no more,  I give to my Son Thomas HALL twenty shillings to be paid him within twelve months next after my Decease,  It is also my will and mind that from & imediately after the Death and Decease of my said Wife Ann My Said Son John HALL shall pay unto my son Thomas HALL if he be then Living twenty shillings A Year during his life, I give unto my Nephew Thomas HALL Five pounds and to his Sister Lydia HALL Fifty shillings to be paid to them if they be Living twelve Months next after the Decease of y said Wife Ann , Lastly I do make Nominate Constitute & Appoint my Said Son John HALL whole & Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament In witness whereof  I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this 13 day of April One Thousand and seven Hundred & Sixtyone

John H HALL

Sealed Signed published and declared for and as the [    ] of the Testator inhis Mark & Seal the presence of

John BENNETT; John STANDLEY; Geo: HIGENBOTTAM

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John HALL of Moor Lodge: 23 March 1896

BE IT KNOWN, that at the date hereunder written, Letters of Administration of the personal Estate of John HALL of Moor Lodge Ollerset near New Mills in the county of Derby Farmer deceased, who died on the 7th day of January 1896, at Moor Lodge aforesaid intestate, were granted by Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at the Principal Registry of the Probate Division thereof to Ann HALL of Moor Lodge aforesaid the lawful Widow and Relict of the said intestate, she having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.  

Admon of unadministered Estate issued Oct:1901 Dated the 23rd day of March 1896

Gross value of Personal Estate £376-11-1

BE IT KNOWN that John HALL of Moor Lodge Ollerset Near New Mills in the County of Derby Farmer died on the 7th day of January 1896 at Moor Lodge aforesaid intestate

And that in the month of March 1896 Letters of Administration of the personal estate of the said intestate were granted at the Principal Probate Registry to Ann HALL his lawful Widow and Relict who died on the 16th day of September 1901, leaving part thereof unadministered.

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written Letters of Administration of the unadministered personal estate of the said intestate were granted by Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at the Principal Probate Registry thereof to William HALL of Hollinhurst Farm New Mills aforesaid Farmer the natural and lawful son and one of the next of kin

Dated 9th day of October 1901   Gross value of Personal Estate £310-0-0

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Joseph HALL of Ollersett, Glossop: 9 January 1844

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Joseph HALL of Ollersett in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Dealer made this thirteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty tow as follows  I direct all my just debts funeral and Testamentary Expenses to be paid out of my personal estate  I give and bequeath my best Clock in a Mahogany case unto my daughter Mary Wife of James LOWE  I gibe and bequeath unto my daughter Martha the bed and bedding on which I usually lie.  Also the Chest of Drawers which were her late Mother’s before her Marriage   I give and bequeath the residue and remainder of my household goods and furniture plate china books pictures linen beds and bedding unto my sons Levi HALL and Amos HALL. I give and devise all that my freehold plot of land called Raghollin-piece with the appurtenances situate in Phoside Hamlet unto and to the uses of my son Amos HALL his heirs and assigns forever subject to the payment of the two several Legacies hereinafter mentioned namely the sum of twenty pounds unto my daughter Mary Wife of James LOWE and Also the sum of twenty pounds to my daughter Martha the said sum of twenty pounds to be paid to my said Daughters within six months of my decease.

I give and bequeath unto my two daughters aforesaid the sum of Two hundred pounds each such respective sums of two hundred pounds to be paid out of my Money in Trade and my Interest in the Coalmines hereinafter named.  One moiety of the above named sum to be paid to each of my said daughters Mary and Martha within six months after my decease and the remaining moiety to be paid to my said daughters in three years after my Decease together with two and a half year’s Banker’s Interest on the same.  If either or both of my said daughters shall die before the receipt of the above named Legacy or Legacies leaving a Child or Children then in such case My Executors hereinafter named shall apply the said unpaid legacy or legacies in the Education and Maintenance of such Child or Children and should any part of such legacy remain unapplied then I order and direct that such remaining part shall be divided among such children aforesaid share and share alike upon their attaining the age of twenty one years respectively and should only one child survive to the age aforesaid then such surviving Child shall receive the whole of the said Legacy which may be unexpended in the Education and Maintenance of such Child when it shall have arrived at the age of twenty one years but Provided no Child should survive to the age of twenty one years and any part of the aforementioned Legacy or Legacies shall remain unexpended at the death of such Child – or remain unpaid at the death of either or both of my said Daughters and they leave no issue then in such case one half of the unexpended or unpaid Legacy or Legacies shall be paid to the surviving husband or husbands (provided there be such) of my said Daughters – I give and bequeath to each of my said Daughters one Load of house-coals weekly each load to weigh not less than three hundred weight and to be delivered to each of my said Daughters or to their respective Orders at the Pits Bank free from all charges whatsoever during the Term of my Lease or Interest in the mines hereinafter named.  I give devise and Bequeath all my estate and interest in the Coalmines I am now working in the Hamlets of Bugsworth, Beard and Ollerset together with the gins rails fixtures implements and apparatus belonging thereto and also all my horses and cows (subject to the Legacies and bequest to my said Daughters) farming stock and implements of husbandry.  And also all the residue and remainder of all my real leasehold and personal Estates whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore divided and bequeathed unto and to the use of my sons Levi HALLAmos HALL and Elijah HALL their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever or for and during all my estate and interest therein and according to the natures thereof respectively as tenants in common.  I give and devise all Mortgage and trust estates that may be vested in me unto the said Levi HALL and Elijah HALL and the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators and assigns subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same respectively and the money due to me on any such mortgage to be considered as part of my personal estate  I declare the receipt of the said Levi HALL and Elijah HALL and the survivor of them under this my Will shall effectually discharge the  person paying the same from all liability to see to the application thereof  I exempt each of my said Executors from all liability to losses occuring without his own will full default and I authorize him to retain and allow to his coexecutor all expenses incidental to the said executorship with a reasonable allowance for his loss of time and trouble

And Lastly I appoint the said Levi HALL and Elijah HALL Executors of this my Will and I revoke all former Wills by me heresofar made  In Witness whereof I the said Joseph HALL the Testator have hereunto set my hand the day and year first before written.

Joseph HALL

This Will was signed on the day of the date hereof by the said Joseph HALL the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the undersigned Witnesses each of us being in the presence and in the presence of each other at the same time and as such witnesses we attest and subscribe the Will in the presence of the Testator and of each other.

Elen ADAMSON; David TAYLOR

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Levi HALL: 22 October 1872

This the last Will and Testament of me Levi HALL of Ravensleach within Ollerset in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Proprietor I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be Paid and discharged out of my Personal Estate I appoint Henry BARBER of New Mills in the County of Derby Clerk of the Board of Guardians for the Hayfield Union and Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK of the Hough within Bugsworth in the County of Derby [         ] Trustees and Executors of this my Will I bequeath to such of the Children of my late Brother Elijah HALL who May be living at my decease the sum of Fifty Pounds And I direct that the legacy of such of the said Children of my said late Brother as are females shall be paid into her own proper hands and her receipt alone shall notwithstanding Coventure be a sufficient discharge for the same I bequeath unto Hannah Rigby HALL the daughter of my late sister Martha RIGBY the sum of Fifty pounds the same to be paid into her own proper hands and her receipt alone shall notwithstanding Coventure be a sufficient discharge for the same I bequeath to each of my three Nephews namely Joseph HALL William HALL and John Morton HALL the Sons of my late Brother Amos HALL the sum of Fifty pounds And I declare that the legacies so given to the Sons of my late Brother Amos HALL shall not in any way [            ] or affect their right and interest under an Agreement [     ] the twentieth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight and made between the said Amos HALL of the first part Joseph HALL  William HALL and John Morton HALL of the second part and myself and Elijah HALL of the third part And I direct that the whole of the said legacies hereinbefore bequeathed by me shall be paid to the several parties entitled thereto at the end of twelve Calendar Months next after my decease free of legacy duty or other expenses I direct my said Trustees and Executors the said Henry BARBER and Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK or the survivor of them or the Executors administrators or assigns of such survivor within a year from my decease to invest the sum of Four hundred and fifty pounds in their or his name or names in the Parliamentary stocks or public funds of Great Britain or at interest on Government or [       ] securities in England or in such other securities as they may think proper In Trust to pay the income arising therefrom into the proper hands of my Sister Mary LOWE during her natural life whose receipt alone notwithstanding her coventure shall be a sufficient discharge for the same And from and immediately after her decease I direct that my said Trustees or Trustee shall stand possessed of the said Trust moneys stocks funds and securities and the interest dividends and annual produce thereof in trust for such one or more of the Children of my said sister Mary LOWE who shall be living at her decease And for such issue then living of any one or more of the Children of my said sister Mary LOWE who may then be decease as shall either before or after the decease of my said Sister attain the age of twenty one years or marry as tenants in common in a course of distribution for [    ] and [      ] [    ] [            ] and so that the issue of any deceased Child my take by way of substitution the share or respective shares only which the parent or respective Parents would if living have taken I Give devise and bequeath unto my Trustees the said Henry BARBER and Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK All their several Leasehold Messuages or Dwellinghouses purchased by me from the Trustees of the late John William B[            ] situate in [            ] Cum Whaley in the County of Chester And also all their several Leasehold Messuages or Dwellinghouses purchased by me [  ] from the Trustees and Executors of the late John HOPWOOD and situate in Thornset in the County of Derby And also all that Messuage or Dwellinghouse with the Butcher Shop in the Occupation of Thomas HARRISON And also the Messuage or Dwellinghouse occupied as a Public House and known by the name of the P[        ] Arms Together with the Wheelright’s Shop and Blacksmith’s Shop adjoining and which said last mentioned Premises are also situate in Thornset aforesaid to hold the same several Premises with their actual and reputed appurtenances unto the said Henry BARBER and Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality thereof In Trust that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the heirs executors administrators or assigns or such survivor do and shall set let and manage the same hereditament during the time they shall carry on my trade or business of a Coal Proprietor as hereinafter mentioned and apply the whole or such Part of the rents issues and Profits thereof as they in their discretion shall think proper and or such shares and Proportions as they shall think Proper in the maintenance and support of my sister in law Mary HALL the Widow of my late Brother Elijah HALL and also in the maintenance education and support of such of the Children of my said late Brother Elijah as shall be males be under the age of twenty one years and being females of such of them as shall for the time being be unmarried or Widows or being married shall be living separate and apart from her or their husbands And from and immediately after my said Trustees shall cease to carry on my said Trade or business of a Coal Proprietor I direct that my said Trustees shall stand possessed of my said hereinbefore mentioned hereditament and Premises Upon trust that they or the survivors of them or the executors administrators or assigns of such survivor do and shall absolutely sell and dispose of the said several hereditaments and Premises either entirely and altogether or in Parcels by Public Auction or Private Contract and do and shall enter into and [          ] all such Contracts Covenants Assignments and assurements in relation thereto which to my said Trustees or Trustee shall seem reasonable And as to the money to arise and be made from such sale or sales after deducting thereout the Costs and Expenses of attending the same I direct the same to form part of my  residuary Personal Estate I Give devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate not otherwise disposed of by my Will unto and to the use of my said Trustees their heirs executors administrators and assigns In Trust to sell at such terms as they shall think proper either by Public Auction or by Private Contract my said real Estate and as to my Personal Estate  to Sell and Convert into money such part thereof as is not or at anytime or times shall not under the trusts of this my Will be employed in my business of a Coal Proprietor with power for that Purpose to make or enter into special agreement or Conditions and to buy in any Property at any sale and to [          ] or vary the terms of any Contract relating thereto And to invest the Proceeds thereof And also the rents issues and Profits or my residuary real and Personal Estate until such sale and Conversion as aforesaid on Government Parliamentary or real securities in England or Wales or such other securities as they may think Proper And to be possessed of such stocks funds and securities as last aforesaid upon the trusts which may attach or my general residuary personal Estate I authorize my said Trustees or Trustee either to discontinue or carry on my business as a Coal Proprietor at their or his discretion until the corporation of the Leases now in force respecting the same with Power to employ a Manager or Managers and other Assistants under their or his general Contract And I authorize and empower my said Trustees or Trustee to receive out of my residuary personal Estate or to [            ] at their or his own discretion the Amount of Capital to be employed thereon And I direct that so long as my said business as a Coal Proprietor shall be carried on by my said Trustees or Trustee the Clear Profit thereof shall form Part of my residuary Estate And as soon as the same business shall be discontinued I direct my said Trustees or Trustee to transfer my residuary Estate unto such Child or Children and more remote issue of my said late brother Elijah as shall then be living and shall then be of age of twenty one years or married or shall thereafter attain such age or marry if more than one in equal shares but or as not to include the issue of any issue of my said late brother Elijah then living and so that the Child or Children of any deceased Child or Grandchild of my said late Brother Elijah shall take only such share as his her or then present would have taken if being but I Give the share of each daughter of my said late Brother Elijah to my said trustees or Trustee In Trust to pay her the income thereof for her separate and indiscernable use during her life And after her decease to be possessed of the Capital thereof Upon trust as she shall by Will whether married or sole or being unmarried by deed appoint And in default of Appointment In Trust for such her Child or Children or shall attain the age of twenty one years or marry if more than one in equal shares And in default of such Children In Trust for such person or persons as would be entitled thereto of the same were her Personal Estate and she had died without leaving a husband I give devise and bequeath unto the said Henry BARBER and Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK their heirs executors administrators and assigns All the Estates which at the time of my decease shall be vested in me upon and Trust or by Way of Mortgage Subject to the several trusts and equities affecting the same respectively I Authorize my said Trustees or Trustee in their or his absolute discretion to pay satisfy Compound or take security for release [      ] suspend or refer to arbitration any sums of money rent debts account claims and demands whatsoever which may be mine to or from or be claimed or made on behalf of or from or against my Real or Personal Estate in such manner and upon such evidence as they or he shall think of it whether the same be legally enforceable or not And also from time to time to vary the securities upon which any trust funds under my Will may be invested And I declare that no Trustee of my Will shall be answerable for any Contractor or for any Banker Broker or other Agent or for any money which he shall not actually receive or for involuntary loss  And I especially declare that no Trustee of my Will shall be liable or answerable for any losses happing to my Estate in Consequence of carrying on my said Trade or business of a Coal Proprietor And that each Trustee may [          ] and allow to his [            ] out of any moneys which may come to his hands all expenses to be incurred in the Execution of the trusts of this my Will And that every trustee may Change a conservable  amount for his loss of time and trouble in carrying on my said Trade as a Coal Proprietor or in respect or the trusts of this my Will And I revoke all former Wills made by me at any time heretofore  In Witness whereof I have at the bottom of the four preceding sheets of this my Will the whole whereof is contained in five sheets of Paper and also to this fifth and last Sheet at the foot or end of this my Will set my hand this eighth day of June and on the Year of One thousand eight hundred and sixty seven.

         Levi HALL        

The writing contained in this and the four Preceding sheets of Paper was signed by the witness named Levi HALL the Testator as such for his Will in the presence of us Present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as Witnesses the Words “or by private Contract” having been first [              ] over the ninth line from the bottom of the third Page      

Samuel WILD Ollerset Bleacher         

Samuel SIMPSON  Master of the Hayfield Union Workhouse Lowleighton.

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Levi HALL of Ravensleach within Ollerset in the Parish of Glossop in the County of  Derby Coal Proprietor which Will bears date the eighth day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven Whereas I have heretofore carried on my business as a Colliery Proprietor with my late brother Elijah HALL and since his decease with his Executors and Trustees Now on my decease I order and direct my Trustees so far as they are able to do to make out a full statement of account between my Estate and the Estate of my said late Brother Elijah and to pay over to the estate of my said late Brother any balance which may be then found to be due from me at my decease or from my Estate at the time where such account shall be so made out And I declare that such balance shall be considered as a debt due from my Estate to the Estate of my said late brother And I declare that the account so made out or assented to by my said Trustees shall be binding on all persons beneficially interested under my Will And I declare that any Legator or other Person taking any interest under the Will of my said late Brother who shall make any objection to such account or decline to release the trustees of my said late brother in respect thereof and who shall be entitled to my legacy estate or interest under my Will and the bequest of such Legacy estate or interest contained in my said Will shall be considered as revoked on any such Legate declining to [           ] such release after being requested by the said Trustees of my said Late Brother so to do.  And I conform my said Will in all other respects In Witness whereof I hereinto set my hand this twelfth day of June One thousand eight hundred and seventy one   Levi HALL

signed by the said Levi HALL as a for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the Presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as Witness

F. W. JOHNSON Solicitor Stockport   John WILD Thornset

This is a second Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Levi HALL of Ravensleach within Ollerset in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Proprietor which Will date the eighth day of June One thousand eight hundred and sixty seven Whereas I have recently commence building a Messuage or Dwelling with suitable outbuildings in a certain Close of Land belonging to me adjoining the Old Road leading from the Grouse Inn to Barnesfold in the Hamlet of Phoside in the Parish of Glossop aforesaid Now I hereby empower and direct the trustees of my said Will out of my Personal Estate to complete and finish the said dwellinghouse and its apputenances in case the same shall be incomplete and unfinished at the time of my decease And I devise the said Messuage or dwellinghouse or dwellinghouses and close of Land of which the same stands unto my said trustees upon trust to permit and allow my sister in law Mary HALL the Widow of my Late Brother Elijah HALL and her unmarried daughters to have the absolute use and enjoyment thereof for and during the natural life of her my said Sister in law And from and after her decease in case any two of the her daughters are then sole and unmarried and shall desire to reside in the said dwellinghouse then the same with it appurtenances shall be held in trust for such of the daughters of my said sister in law as shall be then unmarried and shall desire to reside therein but if all my said nieces the daughters of my said sister in law marry except one or being unmarried shall all refuse or all except one refuse to occupy the said dwellinghouse Then I order and direct that the said Messuage or dwellinghouse with its appurtenances and the Close of Land in which the same stands shall be sold either by Public Auction or Private Contract and the money arising therefrom to form part of my residuary Personal Estate And in all other respects I conform my said Will and first Codicil thereto In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy two      Levi HALL    Signed by the said Levi HALL as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us present at the same time who in his presence in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as Witness  F.W. JOHNSON, Solicitor Stockport      J. E JONES, Surgeon Chapel en le Frith

Proved in Derby with two Codicils the 22nd day of October 1872 by the Oath of Henry BARBER one of the Executors named in the Will to whom Administration was granted, power being reserved of making the like Grant to Joseph Carrington BRADDOCK the other Executor named in the said Will

The testator Levi HALL was late of Ravensleach, within Ollerset, in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Coal Proprietor, and died on the 1st day of April 1872, at Ravensleach aforesaid.

Effects under £14,000   Extracted by W. & F. W. JOHNSON, Solicitors, Stockport.

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Levi Joseph HALL: 12 April 1930

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me LEVI JOSEPH HALL of Butley Cottage Prestbury in the County of Chester Retired Colliery Proprietor I appoint my friend Arthur BARBER of Spring Bank New Mills in the County of Derby Retired Bank Manager to be the EXECUTOR of this my will and I give to him in case he shall prove my will the sum of fifty pounds (free from legacy duty) in the event of the said Arthur BARBER predeceasing me or declining to act as such executor as aforesaid I appoint the Public Trustee to be the EXECUTOR of this my will Whereas my dear step mother Margaret HALL being otherwise amply provided for is not in need of any financial assistance from me but I desire in this my will to express in some small way my sincere love and affection for her and I therefore bequeath to her the sum of one hundred pounds (free from legacy duty) I devise and bequeath the remainder of my estate of whatever nature or description the same may consist and wheresoever situate after payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts to my sister Martha Edith LOMAS the wife of John Thomas LOMAS of Butley Cottage Prestbury aforesaid and my half sister Mary Esther HALL of Llannerch Ellesmere Road Colwyn Bay in equal shares absolutely Provided however and I declare that if either of my said residuary legatees shall predecease me then the survivor shall take the whole of my residuary estate absolutely Lastly I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by my  IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my will the seventh day of October one thousand nine hundred and twenty five – L J HALL – Signed and  declared by the testator Levi Joseph HALL as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in the presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnessess – J SUMNER POLLITT Solicitor New Mills  -  CARRIE VOUSDEN his Clerk

Proved 12th April 1930

BE IT KNOWN that Levi Joseph HALL of Butley Cottage Prestbury County of Chester died there on the 19th day of January 1930

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principle Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Arthur BARBER of Spring Bank New Mills County of Derby Retired Bank Manager the Sole Executor named in the said Will  Res[      ]

£11817. 4. 7   £11725. 4. 7

Dated 12th day of April 1930   Gross value of Estate £11959-7-8   Net value of Personal Estate £9578-16-10

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 Lucy Jane HALL: 27 October 1906

I LUCY JANE HALL of Morlands Birch Vale in the County of Derby Spinster hereby revoke all wills codicils and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last and only will I appoint my nephew Levi Joseph HALL of Morlands Birch Vale aforesaid Colliery Proprietor and Arthur BARBER of Chapel en le Frith in the said County of Derby Bank Clerk EXECUTORS and also TRUSTEES of this my will and I declare that they and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor and the other trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will are hereinafter called and included in the expression “my trustees” Whereas under and by virtue of the will dated the eighth day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven and proved on the twenty second day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy two in the Derby District Registry of Her late Majesty’s Court of Probate of my late uncle Levi HALL certain trust funds and property representing the share which I as one of the children of Elijah HALL the late brother of the said Levi HALL became entitled to in the residuary real and personal estate of the said Levi HALL are vested in the trustees of the said will In trust to pay the income thereof to me for my separate use during my life and after my death Upon trust as I shall by will whether convert or sale or being unmarried by deed appoint Now in exercise of the said power for this purpose given to me by the said will and of every of any other power me hereunto I do hereby direct and appoint that the trustees or trustee of the said will of Levi HALL shall as soon as may be after my decease transfer assign and pay over the trust funds  and property over which I have a general power of appointment as aforesaid to my trustees  And I direct that my trustees shall hold the said trust funds and property after paying a legacy of one thousand pounds to my sister Eliza BRIDGE to Whom I hereby bequeath the same for her separate use and a legacy of one thousand pounds to my sister Hannah Hall to whom I also hereby bequeath the same Upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions hereinafter declared in relation to my general residuary real and personal estate I devise and bequeath all my real estate of every tenure and all my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not otherwise disposed of by this my will or any codicil hereto unto and to the use of my trustees according to the nature thereof Upon trust that my trustees shall sell call in collect and convert into money the said real and personal estate at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think proper but as to reversionary property not until it falls into possession unless it shall appear to my trustees that an earlier sale would be beneficial and so that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale calling in or conversion of the whole or any part or parts of the said premises (including leaseholds or other property of a terminable or wearing out nature) during such period as they shall think proper without being responsible for loss And I direct that all the net rents profits and income arising from my estate real or personal hereinbefore directed to be sold called in and converted in whatsoever condition or state of investment the same may be and whether consisting of investments of an authorised character or not and whether or not and of a permanent or a terminable and wearing out nature shall until such sale calling in or conversion and as well during the first year after my death as afterwards be applied as if the same were income arising from the proceeds of the sale calling in or conversion thereof or the investments of such proceeds but that no reversion or other property not actually producing income shall be treated as producing income for the purposes of this my will And that notwithstanding any postponement of conversion of my real estate hereinbefore directed to be converted the same shall for the purpose of transmission be considered as converted into money from the time of my death And I direct that my trustees shall out of the money to arise from the sale calling in and conversion of or forming part of my said real and personal estate pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies bequeathed by this my will or any codicil hereto and the legacy duty thereon but so that all legacies shall be paid primarily out of my personal estate And shall invest the residue of the said moneys in the names or under the legal control of my trustees in or upon any of the public stocks or funds or Government securities of the United Kingdom or India or any Colony Dependency or the United Kingdom or any Foreign Government or State or in or upon freehold copyhold leasehold or chattel real properties (but as to leasehold or chattel real securities only when held for a term of years whereof at least sixty years shall be unexpired at the time of investment) in England or Wales but not in Ireland or in or upon stocks funds shares debentures debenture stock mortgagees or securities or any corporation company or public body or authority municipal local commercial or otherwise in the United Kingdom or any Colony or Dependency of the United Kingdom and may at discretion vary or transpose such investments into or for others of any nature hereinbefore authorised And shall pay the income of the said investments (hereinafter called the “residuary trust funds”) unto and equally between my sisters Eliza BRIDGE and Hannah HALL for their respective separate use during their joint lives and so that during coverture they shall  not have power to anticipate the same And from and after the death of such of them my said sisters as shall first die shall pay the income of the said residuary trust funds to the survivor of them during the residue of her life for her separate use and so that during coverture they shall not have power to anticipate the same And from and after the death of the survivor of them my said sisters I direct my trustees to hold the said residuary trust funds and the income thereof In trust for all or any my nephews and nieces (being children of a brother and sister of mine) who shall be living at the death of such last survivor and the children or child then living if any then deceased nephew or niece of mine (being a child of a brother or sister of mine) in equal shares And so that children of any decease nephew or niece of mine shall take equally between them only the share which their parent would have taken had he or she survive the survivor of them my said sisters Eliza BRIDGE and  Hannah HALL I declare and direct my trustees to stand possessed of the share of my niece Mary PEARSON formerly Mary BRADLEY in my residuary trust funds Upon trust to invest the same in the names or under the legal control of my trustees in or upon any of the investments hereinbefore authorised with power for them from time to time to vary or transpose such investments or any of them into or for any other or others of any nature hereby authorised at their discretion And shall hold such investments Upon trust to pay the income thereof to my said niece during her life and after her death I direct my trustees to stand possessed of the said share In trust for such children of my said niece as being sons attain the age of twenty one years or being daughters attain the age or marry under that age in equal shares and if there shall be only one such child the whole to go to that one child And I declare that if no child of my said niece shall live to attain a vested interest in the said share the same shall fall into my residuary estate And I hereby declare that my executors or trustees for the time being shall not be bound in any case to act personally but shall be at full liberty to employ a Solicitor accountant or any other Agent to transact all or any business of whatsoever nature required to be done under the trusts of this my will including the receipt and payment of money and shall be entitled to be allowed and be paid all charges and expenses so incurred I authorise my trustees to determine whether any moneys are to be considered as capital or income and whether any expenses outgoings or other payments ought to be paid out of capital or income and how valuations are to made or value determined for the purpose of any case of allotment appropriation or otherwise and to apportion blended trust funds and to determine all questions and matters of doubt arising in the execution of the trusts of this my will or any codicil hereto And I declare that every such determination whether made upon a question actually raised or implied in the acts or proceedings of my trustee shall be conclusive and binding on all persons interested under this my will or any codicil hereto IN WITNESS whereof I the said Lucy Jane HALL have to this my last will and testament contained in this and the two preceding sheets of paper set my hand this twenty fifth day of January one thousand nine hundred and four – LUCY JANE HALL – Signed by the testatrix Lucy Jane HALL as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our name as witnesses – HENRY BARBER  New Mills Bank Manager – FRANK THORNLEY Poplar Grove Compstall Nr Stockport Bank Clerk

THIS IS A CODICIL to the last and only will of me - -

LUCY JANE HALL of Morlands Birch Vale in the County of Derby Spinster which will bears date the twenty fifth day of January one thousand nine hundred and four I give to each of my sisters Martha TURNER and Maria PEARSON a legacy of one hundred pounds and to Arthur BARBER named in m said will a legacy of fifty pounds Whereas by my said will I have devised a bequeathed all my real estate of every tenure and all personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not otherwise disposed of by my said will or any codicil thereto unto and to the use of my trustees named in my said will according to the nature thereof Upon certain trusts in my said will mentioned Now I revoke the said devise and bequest so far as regards my messuages or dwellinghouse with the appurtenances belonging thereto situate in Chapel Street New Mills in the County of Derby And I devise and bequeath the same messuages or dwellinghouses with their appurtenances unto my nephew Levi Joseph HALL absolutely And I declare that if any person shall without the consent in writing of my executors which it shall be in their uncontrolled discretion to give or refuse dispute the validity of or shall refuse to confirm my said will or this or any other codicil thereto if required so to do by my executors such person shall forfeit all benefits by my said will or by this or any other codicil thereto given to him or her and the same not being residuary or a share of residue shall fall into my residuary estate or being residuary or a share of residue shall go to the other person or persons entitled to such residue as if the person incurring such forfeiture had not been included in the residuary gift And in all other respects I confirm my said will IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of January one thousand nine hundred and six – LUCY JANE HALL – Signed by the testatrix in the presence of us both present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses  - GEORGE EAGLE Surveyor 37 Brown Street Manchester – HENRY BARBER Bank Manager New Mills

On the 27th day of October 1906 Probate of this will and codicil was granted to Levi Joseph HALL and Arthur BARBER the Executors

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Marie HALL of Glossop

Proved Lichfield: 14 October 1822: 2 Es. C. Inf. 200£

In the name of God Amen:  I Mary HALL of High-Gate near Hayfield in the Parish of Glossop being of sound mind, but weak in Body, Do make this my last will and Testament in the manner following, revoking and rendering null and void all other will or wills by me made, - That is to say I give and bequeath to my son Samuel of High-gate aforesaid my Bed and Bedding; and also it is my will and request that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses and Charges of  moving this my last will and Testament be paid as soon as may be after my Decease out of and from my other personal Property – And I also give and bequeath to my son Thomas HALL of Hill-House, and to my son Joseph HALL of Nether Hey in the Parish of Glossop and also I give and bequeath to my son John HALL of Far-Phoside, to my son Micah HALL of Lane Head in the Parish of Glossop and also to my son William HALL now residing in London and my son Samuel HALL of High-gate aforesaid all my other personal Property, not before disposed of, share and share alike to each and every of them his equal Part – And I do appoint and constitute my Sister Dolly STANSFIELD and my son Micah HALL of Lane Head aforesaid to be my Executors of this my will and testament, and I do give full Power and Authority to my Executors to demand and obtain the Notes and Papers as securities of my Money from the Person who holds the same to enable them to call in any Money as soon as may be after my Decease and I do order and appoint these my Executors do use the same for the Purposes aforesaid That is to say in paying all my just Debts and distributing the surplus if any, in equal Shares to my forementioned Sons, Share and Share alike  In witness whereof I the said Mary HALL the Testator have to this my last will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this the twenty 4th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

Mary HALL her Mark

Signed sealed delivered published and declared Mary HALL the testator as and for her last will[         ] and [         ] us who in her sight and [          ] [        ] in the presence of each other [                ] witnesses      

[Jno] CROWTHER; [       ] BROWNHILL

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Micah HALL of Hill House, Kinder: 25 July 1857

This the last Will and Testament of me Micah HALL of Hill House Kinder in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Farmer who being weak in health but of sound and disposing mind, memory, and under standing praised be God for the same, do make, publish, and declare the same in manner following (that is to say)  First I order and direct all my just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my Will be paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.  I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Ellen HALL for and during the term of her natural life or till she marries again but not otherwise The use and enjoyment of my Household Goods, Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, Beds and Bedding and other Household Effects together with all my Farming Stock, Horses, Cattle, Carts, Gears, Harness, Ploughs, Implements and Utensils in the and about my Farm on which I now reside or on which I shall or may be at the time of my decease and also all rents, Interests and Profits arising out of or from my real and personal Estates of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever me same may be and from and after the death of my said Wife Ellen HALL or her second marriage which ever shall first happen  Then I give and bequeath unto my Son Isaac HALL my Freehold Land in Phoside Hamlet called or known by the name of the Higher and Lower Acres to him his heirs and assigns absolutely for ever.  I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of Mr John MARRIOTT of Upper House Kinder the sum of One hundred and forty pounds.  And all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate whether Real or Personal I give and bequeath unto my said children Isaac HALL and Mary Wife of John MARRIOTT  to them and their heirs absolutely for ever in equal proportions share and share alike and I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Mr Amos HALL of Raghollin in Phoside in the Parish of Glossop aforesaid Coal Merchant and Mr Levi HALL of Ravensleach, Ollersett in the Parish of Glossop aforesaid and the survivor of their Executors and Executor of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Micah HALL the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in these two sheets of paper that is to say my hand to and at the bottom of the first foregoing sheet and my hand and seal to this second and last sheet this seventeenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and forty seven

Micah HALL

Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by the said Micah HALL the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses there of Wm ADAMSON; William PIGG  

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Thomas HALL Par Glossop: Proved Chesterfd: 21 Aprilis 1731

In the Name of God Amen. This fifth day of Aprill Anno Dony 1731. I Thomas HALL of Stones House in the parrish of Glossopp and County of Derby. Being but sick & weak to my Body but of Sound mind & perfect understanding, praised be Almighty God for ye same and Calling to mind ye Certainty of death, but the uncertainty of the time when it shall please God to call for me, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.  First being penitient and Sorry for all my Sins, most humbly desiring forgiveness for ye Same.  I commend my Soul into ye hands of Almighty God, my Saviour & Redeemer in whom I trust and hope to be Saved, and to have full remission of all my Sins and to inheritt ye Kingdom of heaven, and my Body I Committ to ye earth to be decently buried at ye discretion of my Executors hereafter named, And as touching Such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me far above my deserts, I give and dispose thereof in maner and form following, first my will is yt all my due debts, funerall expenses & Charges of this my Last Will and Testament to first be paid & discharged forth of my personal Estate.  Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas HALL one pair of Looms with all my Gear thereunto belonging  together with one Chest in ye House, Item I give unto my daughter in law Jane HALL Ten Shillings.  Item I Give unto my Grandson Thomas HALL John HALLs Son the sume of forty Shillings.  Item I Give unto my Son John HALLs Children Thomas John Samuel and Martha each of them, one Ewe and a Lamb,  Item I Give unto my Son Thomas HALLs Children Mary Martha Thomas & Jane each of them One Ewe & a Lamb. Item I Give unto my daughter Mary HADFIELDs Children Martha Thomas Mary & William each of them one Ewe and a Lamb.  Item I Give unto Mary BARNS five Shillings & Lastly all ye rest residue and Remainder of my personal Estate my goods Chattels & Cattle as well within ye House as without I Give ye Same to be equally divided Among  my Children John HALL, Thomas HALL and Mary HADFIELD each of them Share and Share alike.  Lastly I do nominate and appoint my Son Thomas HALL and my loveing friend Ralph GEE to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, Revoking all other wills by me heretofore made declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament.  In Wittness wherof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seal the day and year first above written.

memorandum of the Words personal Estate and ye word year were interlined before ye Sealing of these present.

 Thomas HALL his marke and Seal

Sealed Signed published and declared by ye testator to be his Last Will and Testament In the presence of us

John MARRIOTT; Daniel GEE; Wm CARRINGTON

A true and perfect Inventory of all ye Goods Chattles and Cattle of Thomas HALL of Stoneshouse Aprized and Valued by John KINDER & John GEE This 13 day of Aprill 1731

Ipms

£   s   d

His purse and apparell1

04-12-00

In Meal & Barley 

03-00-06

One Meal Ark & Old Cofer

00-14-00

Debts in Country

31-09-10

In Cattle 

09-18-00

In Sheep 

07-06-00

In Hay 

00-10-00

One Old mare 

01-01-00

House

.

Goods in ye house Chamber

00-03-04

One pair of Looms & Gear belonging

01-00-02

One Chest. One Little Table & form, 2 Chairs, & Stools

00-12-06

in Wooden Ware

 00-09-10

in pewter & Brass

00-06-03

in iron Goods

00-08-05

in [Cheese]

00-02-00

in Bed  Stocks & Beding

01-01-06

in Wool & Wollen Cloath & yarn

01-19-06

One Little table 2 Cofers 1 Ark

00-06-02

in Linnen

00-15-00

in Husbandry Ware

00-11-02

in pottr & Bottles

00-02-00

Huslements    

00-01-06  

.

£76-10-06

John KINDER; John GEE

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Thomas HALL of Stones House: 20 October 1772

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas HALL of Stones House within the Hamlet of Kinder in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Yeoman being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, praised be Almighty God for the same Do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I will and direct that all my just debts the expenses of my ffuneral and the charges of the attending the probate of this my will be in first place fully paid satisfied and discharged by my executors herein  after named out of my personal estate other than and except my leasehold estate hereafter mentioned and my wearing apparel An after my said just debts ffunerall expenses and charges of the probate hereof shall be fully paid and satisfied by and out of any personal estate as aforesaid  Item I give and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever other than and except my said leasehold estate and wearing apparel unto my son Thomas HALL his heirs and assigns forever I give devise and bequeath unto Jane my dear and loving wife for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or yearly part of six pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for and in liste and bar of her dower and hinds at the common law the some annuity to be free and clear of and from all Parliamentary and other taxes reprises and deductions whatsoever and to be issuing and payable and paid out of and charged and chargeable upon all and singular my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever as well as ffreehold as leasehold And I also give devise and bequeath unto my sone George HALL for and during the term of his natural life one annuity or yearly rent of forty shillings of lawful money of Great Britain free and clear of and from all Parliamentary and other taxes reprises and deductions whatsoever  to be also issuing and payable and paid out of and charge and chargeable upon all and singular my said messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever as well ffreehold and leasehold both the said annuities or yearly rents of six pounds and fforty shillings to be paid yearly and every year to my said wife and my said sone George HALL severally and respectively during their respective natural lives at the ffourmost usual ffeasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Saint John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel and the Nativity of our Saviour by even and equal portions without any deduction or abatement whatsoever the first payments of the said several annuities of six pounds and fforty shillings or my part or parts thereof respectively shall happen to be in arrear and unpaid by or for the space of twenty days near after my of the said days or times whereon or whereat the same respectively are above appointed to be paid and shall be come payable according to the tenor and true meaning of this my will that then and so often as the same annuities or either of them shall be respectively so in arrear or any part or parts of them or either of them it shall and maybe lawful to and for my said wife and my said son George HALL respectively and their respective assigns into and upon the same messuages lands tenements and hereditaments as well ffreehold as leasehold so charged unto the said several annuities or yearly rents and into and upon and after any part or parts thereof to enter and distain and the goods and chattles then and there found to take lead drive carry away or sell and dispose of as in case of distress for rent reserved upon any lease demised contract until all [    ] of the said annuities charged of such distress shall be fully paid and satisfied unto my said wife and sone George and the assigns respectively And I further will and direct that in case the said annuities or yearly rents neither of them or any part or parts of them or either of them shall be in arrears by the space of fforty days next after my of the said days and times whereat or whereon the same are respectively herein before limited and appointed to be paid it shall and may be lawful to and for my said wife and my said son George and their assigns respectively when and soafter  as their said several annuities shall respectively happen to be in arrear as last aforesaid into and upon the said messuage lands tenements and hereditaments as well ffreehold as leasehold charged with the said several annuities or yearly rents as aforesaid or any of such messuages lands tenements hereditaments or any part or parts of them to enter and the rents issues and profits thereof to receive and take to and for their respective use and uses untill not only all such arrearages and all damages costs and charges to be sustained or occasioned thereby or in or touching the entering or obtaining the profession or receipt of the rents and profits of the sume promises but also all or somuch of the said several annuities or yearly rents as shall become payable during the continuance of every or any such profession or receipt of the rents and profits of the sume promises shall be fully satisfied and paid to my said wife and said son George and their assigns respectively I give and bequeath unto my said son George HALL all my clothes and wearing apparel whatsoever  I also give and bequeath unto my said son George HALL the sum of fifteen pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to him his executors administrators and assigns at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease  I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane the wife of James BUCKLEY the sum of thirty pounds of like money to be paid to her executors administrators and assigns at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease  I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha HALL the sum of thirty pounds of like money to be paid to her her executors administrators and assigns at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease I also give and bequeath unto my son John HALL the sum of twenty five pounds of like money to be paid to him his executors administrators and assigns at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease  I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah the wife of John REFEARN the sum of ten pounds of like money to be paid her her executors administrators and assigns at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease  And I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne the wife of John WATERHOUSE the sum of ten pounds of like money to be paid her her executors administrators and assigns at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease  All which said several legacies or sums of fifteen pounds thirty pounds thirty pounds twenty five pounds ten pounds and ten pounds by me herein before given and bequeathed to my said son George HALL my daughter Jane my daughter Martha my son John HALL my daughter Sarah and my daughter Anne respectively as aforesaid It is my will and mind shall be paid and satisfied by and out of my ffreehold and leasehold estates and no other ffund whatsoever and for that end and purpose I hereby give and demise and bequeath unto my nephews Thomas OLIVER the younger of Longnor in the parish of Alstonfield in the county of Stafford Grocer and George OLIVER  of Brown Edge in the parish of Alstonfield aforesaid yeoman their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality thereof respectively all and every my ffreehold and leasehold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances and all my estate and estates rights title interest and property therein or thereto but subject and [    ] and without prejudice to the said two several annuities of six pounds and forty shillings by my said wife and son George respectively and the [      ] and powers above hereby given and granted for recovering and securing the same upon trust and confidence never thereof in them the said Thomas OLIVER and George OLIVER reposed and to the interest and purpose that immediately from and after the said several last abovementioned legacies or sums of money shall become due and payable as aforesaid they the said Thomas OLIVER and George OLIVER and the survivor of them or the heirs executors administrators and assigns of the survivor of them do and shall by sale or mortgage sales or mortgages of the said ffreehold and leasehold tenements so to them committed as aforesaid or any part or parts thereof and by and out of the rents and profits of the same premises until such sale or mortgage sales or mortgage or by all or any of the said ways or means or by any other ways or means whatsoever raise and levy the same several legacies and sums of money together with lawful interest for the same respectively from the time of their becoming due or payable as aforesaid and shall pay over the same to such persons respectively as shall be by law intitled to receive the same in discharge of the said several legacies provided always and it is my will and mind that in case my Eldest son Thomas HALL his heirs executors administrators and assigns do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid the same six above mentioned several legacies or sums of fifteen pounds thirty pounds thirty pounds twenty five pounds ten pounds and ten pounds and every of them to such persons respectively as by the tenor of this my will shall be lawfully thereunto entitled and at such time as in my same will is limitted and appointed for payment thereof or in case the said Thomas OLIVER and George OLIVER or the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall by all or any of the said ways or means raise and levy the said several six above mentioned legacies or sums of money that then and in other of the said cases they the said Thomas OLIVER and George OLIVER or the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall recovery release surrender and assign over the said promises so to them limitted or somuch thereof shall then remain unsold or undisposed of to my said Eldest son Thomas HALL his heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality of the same estates respectively And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Thomas OLIVER and George OLIVER Joint Executors in Trust of this my Last Will and Testament And I do hereby provide and declare that the said Thomas OLIVER and George OLIVER their heirs executors administrators and assigns or any of them shall not be answerable accountable one for another or for any separate act receipt payment or default one of another and that neither they not any of them shall be answerable for or bear the loss of any part of my personal estate or of any rents or profits of my said ffreehold and leasehold estates or either of them which shall or may happen without the wilful or gross neglect or default of them some or one of them and that in case of such wilful or gross neglect or default the person or persons only who shall be guilty thereof shall suffer thereby and that the said Thomas OLIVER and George OLIVER and the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators and assigns and every of them shall have and be paid and my in the first place deduct and retain from time to time forth and out of my money which shall or may come to their either or any of their hands under or by virtue of this my will a by reason or means of the promises in any wise howsoever Not only all such sums of money costs charges or damages and expenses as they or either or any of them shall  or may pay loan expend sustain or be part unto in or above or touching or concerning the execution of this my last will and testament in any wise howsoever But also the sum of one guinea a piece by way of acknowledgement for and in recompence of and for their trouble they shall undergo and be at in or about the same And I do hereby expressly and to all intents and purposes revoke and make void all former wills and testaments by me made and declare this to be my last will and testament  I witness whereof I the said Thomas HALL the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in four sheets of paper to every one of the three first sheets thereof sett my hand and to the ffourth and last sheet thereof sett my hand and seal the twenty eighth day of ffebruary in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one.

The mark and Seal of

Thomas HALL

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Thomas HALL the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in thePresence of Us who at his request and in his Presence and In the Presence of one another have Subscribed our Names

As Witnesses thereto

The [    ] my Son Thomas HALL his Heirs and Assigns for ever being first wroteupon a [     ]

Dan. DYSON; Robert JACKSON; Sarah DYSON

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William HALL of Fullwood in the Parish of Sheffield

Archdeaconry & Prerogative Court of York: 20 July 1664 Vol. 46, p. 358

Quarto Dio Septembris Anno Dni 1648

Memorandum that the day and yeare abovesaid William HALL of ffullwood in the pish of Shefeild and County of yorke yeoman: being weake and Sickly in body but of good and pfect Remembrance, whoo being desirous to settle his Estate upon his wife and Children did Dictate and Declare unto John REVELL of Whiteleywood his last will and Testament: and willed the said John REVELL to putt the same in wryting in manner and forme following, (That is to say) ffirst his will was, that his funerall Expences and Lawfull Debts should be paid forth of his whole goods, Item that Easter his wife should have the third parte of all his goods then remaining and his two children the other two parts: Item that his Messuage or Tenements lands and hereditaments att ffullwood should be equally divided amongst his children Item that his wife and Children should have the Lords land or ffarme then in his occupation equally amongst them, soo long as his wife kept her sole and unmarryed and in case she happen to marry any man after his death, That then and from thence forth, all the Tytle of tennant right, of all such Lords ffarme as aforesaid to be and remaine whole unto his children: And hee appointed the said Easter his wife sole Executrix of this his last will and testament, as also his Cozen Thomas WATTERHOUSE, and John BENNETT his brother in Law to be Supvisors hereof Witnesse hereof John REVELL.

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Wright HALL of Hayfield: 12 November 1884

Will of Wright HALL made this twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & eighty four this is the last will and testament of me Wright HALL of Hayfield in the County of Derby labourer.  I give devise & bequeath all the [real] personal estate of which I shall be promised or entitled at the time of my decease unto my wife Sarah HALL absolutely.  I appoint my wife executor and Mr Tom BOWDEN of Little Hayfield [    ] executor of this my will I revoke all previous wills by me at any time hereafter  made in witness here unto I [hereby] [set] my hand this twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & eighty four (AD 1884)

Signed by the said Wright HALL Testator in our presence when in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time [do] subscribe our names as witnesses

Wright HALL his X mark

Witnesses  Ricketts Raymond RICKETTS vicar of Hayfield; Tom BOWDEN

Proved at Derby the twelfth day of November 1884 By the oaths of Sarah HALL widow the [relict] and Tom BOWDEN executor to whom administration was granted 

The testator Wright HALL [     ] [      ] in the County of Derby labourer and died on the 20th September 1884 [    ] [      ] Hayfield aforementioned gross [     ] of personal estate        £37 – 4s – 6d

contracted by I&I HIBERT soliciters 

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Ann HAMPSON of Littlemoor, Glossop p.:1869

mentions:

Niece Ann wife of George BOWDEN

Mary THORNHILL Dau of my niece Martha THORNHILL

Nephews Eli HADFIELD of Littlemoor; Thomas ROWBOTTOM of Tintwistle Ches.

Sarah wife of John HOWARD of The Ashes, Glossop

Executor John LAWTON of Norfolk St. Glossop 

Witnesses: Thomas ATKIN of Littlemoor; Elizabeth NEWTON

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Thomas HARRISON of Whitfield, stone mason: 1861

mentions: wife Ann

son in law Robert DEWSNAP

Witnesses: John BARDSLEY; Christopher HARRISON 

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John HARROP of Thornsett, Glossop: 22 April 1779

In the Name of God Amen I John HARROP of Thornsett in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeoman being Weak of Bodey but of Sound and perfect mind memory and understanding Do hereby make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following.  First my Will and Mind is that all such Just Debts as I shall owe at my Death together with the Charge of my ffuneral and the Expense of the probate of this my last Will be paid and discharged out of my Whole Estate I give Devise and bequeath unto my Granson Joshua GREGORY his Heirs & Assigns for ever all my Freehold Estate Lands & premises at & near Thornset and also I give and bequeath unto my said Granson Joshua GREGORY all my new Inclosed lands in Cownedge all which are in the parish and County before mentioned with their and Every of their Appurtenances, Also I give & bequeath to my said Granson Joshua GREGORY all my Household Goods, Husbandry Waires goods, Chattles & Cattles whatsoever he paying and discharging all my Just Debts and this my last Will, I give and Bequeath unto my two Grandaughters Bettey WIOTT and Ellen TAYLOR Either of them thirty pound a peice to be paid to them one Year next after my decease by my said Granson Joshua GREGORY, I give and bequeath to my Great Grandaughter Mary DRINKWATER ten pounds to be paid her two years next after my Decease by my said Granson Joshua GREGORY, I give Devise and bequeath unto my Granson James GREGORY his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all my Houses and outhouses Land and premises lying Standing and being in & near Heafield in the parish and County before Mentioned And Lastly I do hereby make nominate Constitute and Appoint my said Granson Joshua GREGORY and my Nephew Thomas COOPER Executors of this my last Will and Testament Revoking & makeing voide all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this fifteenth day of July one Thousand seven Hundred seventy Eight.

John HARROP

Signed Sealed published & declared for and as the last Will & Testament of the Testator in the presents off.

Geo. HIGENBOTTAM; Mary HIGENBOTTAM; Sarah FURNES

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Richard HAULL of the Parish of Sheaffeld: 20 April 1564

       Archdeaconry and Prerogative Court of York 

In the name of god amen.  the third day of July in the yeare of our lord god 1560 I Richard HALL of the pish of Sheffeld wholle in bodie and in good and pfecte remembrance do make and ordayne this my last will and testament in maner and forme followinge ffyrst I comend my soull to god almyghtie my maker and redemer trustinge that by the merits of christs passion and by his precious bloode sheddyinge to be one of the member of them that shalbe saved Item I will that my goods shalbe devided into thre equall pts. Ye fyrst to my self and an other to my wyfe and the third pte to my children ffyrst I wilbe honestly brought furthe of myne owne pte and the rest of my pte shalbe devided into thre pts wherreth Hugh my sone shall have two of the pts and my thre doughters Jone Eliz. and alice shall have the third pte amongst them [     ] that my wyf shall have my best horse during her lyf and then to gyve hym to my two sones Richard HALL and Edward HALL. also my wyf shall have all the pffett of the bees to her owne use also I will that Richard HALL my sone shall have my wholle farme and tenement with the licence of the lord and yf he dye without yssue then I will tha Edward HALL my sone shall have yt. and that they shall se to the bringinge up of Hughe HALL my sone unto he be of distracon, and then to have his goods to his owne use also I bequeathe to lawrance HALL  and anne HALL my sone children either of them an Ewe and a lambe to praye for me [       ] alwayes that yf my wyf marrye agayne then to avoyd my farme and tenement The residew of all my goods moveable and unmoveable I bequeathe to alice my wyf and my children as is aforesaid

Item I do make alice my wyf and Richard my sone my full and lawfull executors of this my last will and testament the Supvisors thereof Richard GRAVE and lawrance HALL thes beying witnes Robt SCHOFELD Thomas BEYGHTON nichs MARTON with others......... (the remainder of the will is written in Latin) 

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Joseph HEGINBOTHAM of Longlea, Great Hamlet: Proved Lichfield: 13 January 1794

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph HEGINBOTHAM of Longlee in the Great Hamlet, in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby, Farmer, being weak of Body but of perfect, sound and disposing, Mind, Memory and Understanding, Praised be God for the same do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following My Soul I commit into the Hands of Almighty God hoping for Salvation by his Mercy in and through the Merits and Mediation of Jesus Christ only And my Body I commit to the Earth, to be interred decently at the Discretion of my Wife and Executors herein after mentioned. And as to my temporal or worldly Estate and Effects real and personal I give, devise, bequeath and dispose of in the following Manner First I will direct and positively order that all my just Debts, funeral Expenses, [    ] and the Charges of and attending the Probate and Execution of this my last will and Testament shall be paid or otherwise discharged out off my Personal Estate and Effects immediately after the Time of my Death I give and bequeath all my coarse waring Apparel, or such as I wear commonly upon working Days only (but not my best waring Apparel, or such as I wear commonly upon Sundays and Holy days) unto my present Servant Man John BEARD to have and receive them immediately after the Time of my Death. And I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my Wife Mary HEGINBOTHAM the Interest of all my House now or hereafter to be out at Interest, and the Use and Enjoyment of all m Stock of Cattle, Horses, Sheep and every other living Animal of mine at my Death and also the use and Enjoyment of all my Household goods, Fixtures, Furniture Husbandry Wares, utensils or Implements of what Kind or Nature soever and manner and the [         ] if any of my leasehold Messuage Tenements or Farm where I now live and hold for the Number of years by lease to come and unexpired at the Time of my Death Subject nevertheless to pay the rents and [      ] the Covenants mentioned in my Lease of the said Farm for and towards the Costs and Charge of the Care Nurture Maintenance Sustentation Education and decent bringing up of all my Children begotten or to be begotten by me upon the Body of my Wife during their respective Minorities and also for her decent Support in Life to have the use of the same from the Time of my Death unto the Time of her Death or Marriage whether shall first happen and the Surplus (if any) to preserve for the Benefit of my Children But if my said Wife Mary HEGINBOTHAM shall happen to intermarry with some other Person after my Death she shall upon the Day of such Marriage quit the government of all my Children and the said annual Legacy or use of all my Personal Estate and Effects so bequeathed and limited shall then cease, d[      ] and end and in [     ] thereof, in such Case, I then give and bequeath unto my said Wife the sum of five Shillings only and no more, and which shall be in Lieu, Satisfaction and full Discharge of my Rights Liste and Claim of Dower or one thirds at Common Law.  And when my said Wife dies or marries again after my Death whether shall first happen them my will and Mind is that my Executors or the Survivor of them do and shall for thwith advertize [expose] to sale and absolutely sell and dispose of all  and singular my said then living Stock of Cattle, Horses, Sheep and every other then living Animal of mine, my Hay, corn, Household goods, Fixtures, Furniture, and Husbandry Implements of what Kind or Nature soever and then wheresoever for the best Price and most Money that can then be had or got for the same. And when all my personal Estate and Effects is reduced into Money or Securities for Money as aforesaid then if my youngest then living child be a son and is twenty one years of Age or if a Daughter and be twenty on years of Age or married in such Case I then give and bequeath all my then Personal Estate and Effects whatever and wherever unto all my then living Children Part and Share alike if more than one. Farther My will and Mind is that when any of the live Stock of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, & [   ] die or is sold after my Death, then shall my said Wife replace others in their Stead, and she shall keep up a full Stock for my said Farm from the Time of my Death unto the Time appointed to be sold as aforesaid And my Executors Herein after mentioned shall immediately after my Death take an Inventory of all my Effects, and so continually that this my will shall be fulfilled according to my Mind in every Punctilio. But if when the Sale of my Personal Estate and Effects take place as aforesaid, and my youngest then living Child be a Son and is not twenty one years of Age, or if such be a Daughter and is neither twenty one years old nor married, Then in such Case my Will and Mind is that my Executors herein after mentioned of the Survivor of them shall them put all my Money out to Interest from such Time of Sale to the Time that my youngest Child if a son be twenty one years of Age, or is such be a Daughter and be twenty one years or married, and the annual Interest thence arising to pay and apply towards defraying the Expense of the costs and Charges of the Care Nurture Maintenance, Sustenation , Education and bringing up my five now living Children decently, namely Elizabeth, Mary, Robert, Samuel, Thomas and every other child which shall be begotten by me upon the Body of my said wife Mary HEGINBOTHAM and born either in my Life time or she being pregnant with at the Time of my Death and born after that Time But if the annual Interest of all my personal Estates reduced into Money by Sales as aforesaid by found too little in such Case for the expenses above mentioned during such Interval, then shall my Executors herein after mentioned take such additional Supplies or Sums of Money out off my Principal or Stock of my them Cash as will make up the deficiency to answer the Purposes aforesaid.  And when my youngest living Child, if a son be twenty one years of Age, or if such be a Daughter and be twenty one years old or married whether shall first happen after the Death or Marriage of my said Wife as aforesaid in such Case, I then give and bequeath all my then personal Estate and Effects whatever unto all my then living Children Part and Share alike, if more than one.  Which shall be so divided and paid to them as soon as it can be collected and received by my Executors hereinafter mentioned. Provided always nevertheless, and it is my will and Mind that if any of the said Legatees shall not be contented with the Provision by me hereby made for him her or them, but shall raise commence or begin any action or Suit in Common Law, Court of Equity, or otherwise against my Executors herein after mentioned, or one against another, in such Case each one of them who shall prove so litigious or troublesome by so doing such shall forfeit and loose all his her or their Share of my said Estate and Effects hereby given, devised and bequeathed to him, her or them respectively, and in Lieu thereof each such shall have only the sum of one shilling paid to him or her out off it, and no more and the rest and Residue thereof shall go and be divided equally amongst the rest of the Legatees according to the Discretion of my Executors herein mentioned: Anything therein before contained to the contrary hereof notwithstanding.  And Lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my Brother in law Joseph BROCKLEHURSTof the Town of hayfield, Blacksmith and John SAXTON of Great Hamlet aforesaid, Farmer to be Executors of this my last will and Testament. And I do hereby allow unto my said Executors all reasonable Wages and Expenses for the trouble they happen to be at in doing the Business which my said Executorship shall require.  And it is my will and Meaning that my said Executors either of them shall not be liable to answer or make good any Loss or Losses that shall or may happen to my real or Personal Estate and Effects in the fulfilment and Execution of the said Executorship by me reposed in them: unless the same shall appear to happen by or through their or either of their wilful Neglect or Default Nor shall either of my said Executors be answerable or accountable for the Acts, Deeds, Receipts and Disbursements of the either of them, each of them shall be answerable and accountable for his own separate Acts, Deeds, Receipts and Disbursements And I hereby revoke and make void all and any other wills at anytime heretofore by me made and do declare this to by my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Joseph HEGINBOTHAM have hereto set my hand and [     ] [      ] this [     ] day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and ninety four.

Joseph HIGENBOTHAM

Signed, sealed declared and published by the within named Joseph HEGINBOTHAM the Testator, as and for his last will and Testament, in the Presence of us, who, at his Request, and in his Presence have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto

George SHERD; William SAXON

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Ellen HESKEY of Waterside: Proved at Chesterfield: 7 October 1742

In the Name of God Amen this Twenty fifth day of January 1741/2 I Ellen HESKEY of Waterside being weak of Body but of Sound mind and perfect memory (praise be given to Almighty God for the Same) do make and ordaine this my last will & Testament in Manner ffollowing ffirst I Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Redeemer hopeing to Receive full pardon of all my Sins and my Body I Committ to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executors hereafter Named. And it is my Will and mind that all my Just Debts and ffuneral Expences be ffirst paid and charged out of my personall Estate

Item I give to my Son in law Thomas GODARD the sum of Two Shillings and Six pence and to his wife Two Shillings and Six pence and to each of his Children Two Shillings and Six pence.  Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth GODARD one Chest Standing in the Chamber with all the Close that are in itt.  One Bed as it Now Stands made up, one Seat One Long table in the house.  Item all the rest residue and remainder of my personall Estate Goods & Chattells I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary BENNETTs Children to be equally Divided amongst them Share and Share alike. and I do Nominate and appoint John HESKEY and James CARRINGTON to be my Excutors of this my Last Will & Testament revoaking all former Wills by me Heretofore made as Wittness my hand & Seal.

Sealed Signed published and Declared by the Testatrix to be her last Will and Testament

Ellen E HESKEY her mark & Seale

In the Sight and presence of us Christopher BENNET; Catherine C POTT; Wm CARRINGTON

A true & perfect Inventory of all & singular the Goods & personal Estate of Ellen HESKEY late of the pish of Glossop in the County of Derby Deced

(not transcribed, valued @ £17-0-0 by Ed: DRINKWATER & Wm CARRINGTON)

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Henry HEWARD of Raworth: 6 October 1619

 In the name of God Amen:  The Second Day of August in the yeare of oure Lord God one Thousande Six Hundred and Nineteene.  And in the yeare of the raigne of our [So    ]  Lorde Kinge James of Englande [  ] the Sebenteenth.  And of Scottlande The Three & [         ].  I Henry HEWARDE of Roworthe in the Countie of Derbie yoman Sicke in bodie but of good And perfecte Remembrance praysede be God therefore: Do constitute ordayne and make this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and fforme ffolowinge: that is to witt: ffirst I comende my Soule in to the hands of Allmightie God my maker: And to Jesus Chryste my Sabior and Redemer by whose [   ] bloude I [asuridly] trust to be sabede:  And my bodye to be buried in the [   he] Churche of Glossopp And for the dispossinge of my worldly goods I gibe as ffolloweth to witt:  I give and bequeathe to [    ] one of my children Thomas HEWARD my oldest son onely [ex  ] the some of [ii] shillings [eight] pence: Item I give to [everie] chylde that I am grandfather unto two shillings.  Item it is my will that all my debts and funerall expences shall be [Dischargede] out of my whole goods:  Item it is my will also that all my debts beinge paid and funerall expences [Dischargede] then all the rest of my goods cattels and chattels moveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath to Barbara my loving wyef & Thomas HEWARD my Sonn and here [aparante] to be equallie debydede betweene them:  Item I give to [everie] one I [stande] godfather unto twelve pence:  [    ] Henry STAFFORDE – sii Robert ROWBOTHAM – sii James ALLEYNE – sii Elizabeth BRAMALL– sii Henry MELLOR – sii Gilbert HIBERTE sii Item I give unto my two Daughters Elizabeth HEWARDE & Margarett GODDARD to [ether] of them A bedde such to be as John STAFFORDE of the Shawe yoman John STAFFORDE his brother & Thomas WALKLATE or two of them shall thinke to be decente and fittinge.  Item I give to Margarett HOUFFE two shillings:  Item I give to Robert HEWARD my Serbante one shipe.  Item I ordayne and Apoynt Barbara HEWARD my welbeloved wyef & Thomas HEWARD my Sonn and here Appont my true and lawfull Executors Reposinge my Truste in them to see my will [hereformede] These beinge wittnesses Thomas HEWARD: John HEWARD and John BEARDE

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Randle HIBBERT of Whytle

Proved Chesterfield: 24 Apr 1717

In the Name of god Amen the Twenty ninth day of december Ano Domini 1716. I Randle HIBBERT of Whytle in the parish of Glossop and County of Darbi yeoman being sicke of body but of perfect memorye blessed be god for the same doe make and ordaine this my Last will and testament revockeing all other in maner and form following first I bequeath my soule into the hand of almighty god my maker hopeing through ye meretorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saveour and redeemer to receive free pardon of all my Sins and as for my body to be buried in a Cristian maner Item it is my will that my detbs and funarall expences be paid Item I give and bequeath unto my dauter Ann BEARD Six pounds of british mony Item I give and bequeath unto my dauter Susanah HIBBERT fieftey three pounds of brittish mony Item I give and bequeath unto every child I am Granfather to two Shilling Six pence apiece with [secade] Leagicis to be pad out of my Estate by my executors hereafter named att one wole year after my desease Item I give unto Samuell BENETT ten Shilling and all the Rest and Remainder of my wole estate beside paying my detbs and Leagices I give and bequeath unto my Son Randle HIBBERTT and my Son John HIBBERTT to be equally devided betwixt them Lastly I ordaine and appoint my beloved Son Randle HIBBERTT and my brother in Law Thomas BOWER executors of this my Last will and testament hopeing the will accomplish the same faithfully in wittnesse here of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written in wittnes of thes whose names and here under subscribed Randle HIBBERT

Joseph HIBBERT; Edward SHARTT marke; Ann HIBBERT her marke

A true and perfect Inventory of the goods Cattells & Chattells as did Lately belong and apertaine unto Randle HIBBERTT of Whitle in the parish of Glossopp and County of Derby Yeoman Lately deceased valued and prised the fifteenth day of January Ann. Dom 1716: by George BOWER and Joseph HIBBERTT, as followeth

Impr His purse and apparel

05-00-00

It In Househould goods

02-00-00

It Two mares and two Cows

10-05-00

It In Hay

01-05-00

It In Cloth

20-00-00

It In Wooll

41-10-00

It In Woollen Yarne

02-04-00

It Matarealls belonging to the Woollen trade 

11-05-00

It All other Husslements what soever

00-10-00

Debts oweing to the party deceased from severall persons by Speciallties & without

189-06-00

tot.

283-05-00

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Margaret HIGGENBOTHAM of Glossop: Ad. Chesterfield: 20 April 1774

Which Day appeared personally Robert HIGENBOTHAM and alleged that Margaret HIGENBOTHAM late of Longley in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby and Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry Widow deceased being Sick after last Sickness whereof she died, did on Saturday the Twenty fourth Day of July 1773, whilst she was of Sound and Disposing Mind and Memory make her Will nuncupatively or by word of Mouth but thereof named no creator and whereas the said Robert HIGENBOTHAM is the natural and lawful Son of the sd Deceased and the Residuary Legatee named in her said will, Wherefore he prayed Letters of Administration with her said Nuncupative & Will annexed, which the Surrogate on his giving [Security] and [        ] the usual [Bar] committed to him accordingly He being sworn before me Tho WHITE Sur.

Be it Remembered that on Saturday the twenty fourth day of July in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred Seventy three Margaret HIGENBOTHAM of Glossop in the County of Derby Widow deceased, being Sick of her last Sickness of which she died the Tuesday following did at the House where she lodged & boarded when she was of sound & disposing  mind  memory declared & nuncupate before [       ] witnesses her last will & testament nuncupative or by word of mouth in the following words or to the like [       ] to wit, I give to Ann HIGENBOTHAM the Daughter of my Son Robert HIGENBOTHAM five pounds & I give to Joseph HIGENBOTHAM son of Robert HIGENBOTHAM five pounds I give five pounds to be equally divided between Elizabeth HIGENBOTHAM & Mary BRADBURY my Grandchildren What remains I give my son Robert HIGENBOTHAM

 Take ye notice this my will

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George HIGGENBOTTAM of Birch Hall: 2 May 1781

In the Name of God Amen I George HIGENBOTTAM of Birch Hall in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeoman being somting out of Health of Bodey but of Sound and perfect Mind Memory and Understanding Do hereby Make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, First my Will and Mind is that all such Just Debts as I shall owe at my Death together with the Charge of my ffuneral and the Expenses of the probat of this my last Will be paid out of my Estate by my Executors hereafter Named, I give and bequeath unto my Wife Mary to dispose of at her Will and plesure all that my farm Called Smithfield & the new piece on Chinley Moore in John STANDLEY possession and also my Houses Land & Houseing in & at Heafield in Wm BAIEN possession all which are in the parish & County before mentioned Also I give her one Cow she to Chuse and the Househould Goods which I had with her and one Half of all the rest of my Househould Goods And all that Money out at Interest with Joshua MARRIOTT & John KINDER, All which said Lands premises Goods and Money above mentioned I give to my said Wife Mary in full sattisfaction of all manner of Right thirds Dower of Claime whatsoever which she might or Could Lawfully Claime to any part of any of Estates Real or personal whatsoever, But if she my said Wife Mary doth not Accept of what I have herin before given her in full Sattisfaction for all Manner of Right thirds Dower or Claime whatsoever to Any part of all my Estates Real or personal [Elsen] I give to her my said Wife Mary five shillings and no More

And then I give Devise & bequeath unto my Nephew Mathew RAWLENSON of Stockport all that my said Estates Called Smithfield the New piece the House in Heafield Land & premises aforesaid Goods and Money herein before by me given her I give the same unto him my said Nephew Mathew RAWLENSON and to the Heirs of his Body lawfully begotten for Ever and for want of such Issue I give and bequeath the same to Charles the son of James HIGENBOTTAM of Manchester & his Heirs for Ever, Also I give Devise & bequeath unto my said Nephew Mathew RAWLENSON of Stockport and his Heirs Lawfully begotten for Ever all that my Real and personal Estate at Birch Hall Afforsaid whatsoever Now in my possession and my Tenant Joseph MUCHEL, he paying & discharging all the Legacys herein Mentioned and performing this my last Will, And for want of Lawfull Issue of my said Nephew Mathew RAWLENSON, Then I give devise and bequeath unto George HIGENNBOTTAM the Son of James HIGENBOTTAM of Manchester plasterer my Couzon, All that my said Estate at Birchhall Afforesaid Land & premises I give to him the George HIGENBOTTAM and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, I give to my Nephew Thomas RAWLESON of Stockport the A Yearly sum of Six pounds a Year to be paid to him half Yearly during his Life out of my said Estate at Birch hall, I give to my half Sister Ann LOMAS ten shillings a Year during he Life.

I give to my Executors John KINDER and Thomas WATERHOUSE Either of them five pounds a piece, And it is my Will and Mind and I do hereby order direct and Appoint my Executor John KINDER and after his Death his son John or his Heirs to take at my Decease and Keep in his or their own possession all my Deeds & Writing Relating to all my said Estate whatsoever and all other my writings and shew them to no person whatsoever before my said Nephew Mathew RAWLENSON Heire of his Body Attains his or her Age of twenty one Years and then deliver them to his said Heir, And if it should so happen that he have no such Issue he the said John KINDER my said Executor or his Son John (if his ffather be Dead) or his Heirs shall and do keep all my said Writings afforsesaid in his or their Custoty and hands untill my said Nephew Mathew RAWLENSON shall happen to Dye without Issue and then Deliver them unto the said George HIGENBOTTAM of Manchester before Named or the Heirs of his Body if he be not then Liveing, If any person or persons herein Mentioned shall Comense any Law against my said Executor or Executors or their Heirs touching or Concerning my said Executor Keeping my said Deeds & writings or touching or Concerning my said Estates or Any Matter or thing herein Mentioned, It is my Will and mind and I do hereby give to my said Executor & Executors and their Heirs full power and Lawfull Authority as Much as if I was then Liveing and could have had my self for to Set or Mortgage any or all my said Estates or Sell my [    ] coming thereon for to Direct discharge all Manner of Cost Charges or trouble whatsoever which Either of my said Executors or their Heirs shall or may be put to or be at touching or Concerning my said Estates or this my last Will or any thing relating thereto, Anything herein before Contained or Mentioned to the Contray thereof in any wise notwithstanding, Likewise it is my Will and Mind that if any person or persons herin Named be not content and satisfyed with what I have herein Left & given him or her their Legacy shall go to and Amongst such other Legutys as are Content & sattisfyed and I give them that make any disturbance or give my Executors any trouble one shilling Each and no More, And Lastly I do make Nominate Constitute and Appointe John KINDER the Elder of Hillhouse and Thomas WATERHOUSE of Sudehill in Heafield boath in the parish and County before Mentioned Executors of this my last Will Wrot with my Own hand, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fourteenth day of November One Thousand seven hundred and seventy Six.

George HIGENBOTTAM

Signed Sealed published and Declared for and as the last Will of the Testator who Wrot his Name in the presents of Us, Witneses hereto and in the presents of Each of Us

Samuel MARSLAND; Robert OLERENSHAW; John PICKFORD

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Anthony HIGGINBOTTOM of High St, Glossop, dealer in pots and glasss: 1866

mentions: Wife Ann

Six children (un-named)

Witnesses: John TEAGUE of Whitfield Parsonage; Mary WATERHOUSE of Norfolk St., Glossop widow

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Daniel HIGGINBOTTOM of Charlestown, Symmondley, labourer: 1861

mentions: wife Susanna

nephew James BOOTH of High St. Glossop

Witnesses: Thomas ATKIN of Littlemoor, Ind. Minister; James CUMBERLAND

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Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM of Longlea: Proved Chesterfield: 7 May 1772

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph HIGENBOTTOM of Longlea in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Yeoman: being of Sound Mind and Disposing Memory Praised be God for the same Do make Publish and Declare this for and as my last Will and Testament in manner following First I commend my Soul to God who Gave it My Body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter Named And as to my Worldly Estates Dispose thereof as followeth.  It is my Will and Mind and I Do hereby Direct and Appoint that all my just Debts and funeral Expenses be first and principally paid and Discharged out of my Personal Estate by my Executors hereafter Named 

Item: I Give Leave and Bequeath unto my Son Samuel HIGENBOTTAM the House in which he now Inhabits or Liveth in or is in his possession Standing lying and being at Mellor Moor and in Mellor in the County of Derby for and During the term of his Natural Life and no longer But with this Limitation for him the said Samuel HIGGNBOTTOM to have no Power [     ] or Interest to Sell Discharge or [           ] [       ] the same to any person or persons whatsoever And also I give Leave and Bequeath unto my said Son Samuel HIGENBOTTOM the Sum of Sixty pounds of English Money to be paid to him within the first next twelve months after my Decease

Item: I Give Leave and Bequeath unto my Son Robert HIGENBOTTOM the Sum of Forty Pounds to be paid to him by my Executors within the first next twelve Months after my Decease I Give Leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha WOOD Wife of Robert WOOD of Whitfield the Sum of Forty Pounds to be paid to her by my Executors with the first next Twelve Months after my Decease Item I Give Leave and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary BRADBURY the Wife of John BRADBURY of Thorset Hamlet the Sum of Sixty Pounds to be paid to her by my Executors within the first next twelve Months after my Decease: Item: I Give Leave and Bequeath unto the Children of my Daughter Margret FIELDEND Deceased who was Wife of  John FIELDEND of Edale (Viz) to Joseph FIELDEND, Ann: William and Elizabeth to each and to every of them the Sum of Twenty Pounds apiece the same to be paid to each and every one of them Severally and Respectively as he she or they severally and Respectively attain unto the Age of Twenty One Years by my Executors. But if any of them shall happen to Dye before the time of Receiving their aforesaid Legacie then such his or her part or share to be Equally Divided amongst and Between such of the aforesaid Children as shall Respectively Attain to the Age of Twenty one Years Share and Share alike And also the Annual Interest of the aforesaid Legacy of Eighty Pounds or what Money is raised therefrom to be paid Yearly by my Executors unto the said John FIELDEND their father toward their Mantainance Education and bringing up untill such time as the Aforesaid Children shall arrive at the aforesaid age or Time of Receiving their Aforesaid Legacy.  Item: I Give Leave and Bequeath unto my now Loving Wife Margret if she Survive me all that my Housing situated standing and being at Moor end in Mellor in the County of Derby aforesaid with all their Appurtenances which said Houses are in the Possession or Ocupation of William CHATTERTON and Margret GODDARD as tenants thereof for and During the Term of her Natural Life And likewise the Else of all my Houshold Goods and Furniture together with the Remainder of all my Chattels and [          ] as she shall Occasionaly Require whatsoever I Dye possessed of for  and During the Term of her Natural Life And then and after her Decease I Do hereby Give Leave and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary BRADBURY all that my aforesaid Housing at Moorend which are now in the Possession of the said William CHATTERTON and Margret GODDARD and formly Thomas JANDY together with the House in which my Son Samuel HIGENBOTTOM now liveth from and after his Decease as aforesaid for and During her Natural Life And them from and after her Decease.  I Do hereby Give Devise and Bequeath all the aforesaid Housing together with the said House that is now in the possession of my Son Samuel HIGENBOTTOM and from and after his Decease.  I Give and Devise all the aforesaid Houses to my Grand Son Joseph BRADBURY Son of my aforesaid Daughter Mary BRADBURY to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever.  Item: I also Give Leave and bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary BRADBURY after my now Wifes Decease One Bed with the Furniture thereunto belonging Standing in the Chamber.  And also a Clock:  Item I Give Leave and Bequeath after my said Wifes Decease Unto my Grandson Joseph FIELDEND One Bed with the ffurniture thereunto belonging Standing in the Parlour Item: I Give Leave and Bequeath after my now Wifes Decease Unto my Grand Daughter Ann FIELDEND One Chest 

And all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Personalty Goods [     ] and Effect not herein by me Particularly Disposed of It is my Will and Mind And I Give Leave and Bequeath the same to my Loving Wife Margret and the same leave wholly at her Disposing  And Lastly I Do hereby Constitute Nominate and Appoint My Son Robert HIGENBOTTOM and my son in law John BRADBURY aforesaid joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I the said Joseph HIGENBOTTOM have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Thirtieth Day of December in the Ninth Year of King George the third [       ] in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Eight.

Joseph HIGENBOTTOM his Mark

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above Named Joseph HIGENBOTTOM to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the same Room and in the Presence of the said Testator    who to this my last Will and Testament Consisting of these sheets of Paper to the two first I have set my hand to this third and last I have set my hand and Seal in the presence of the Witnesses who have hereunto Set their hands in the presence of  one another

John OLLERENSAW; James NEEDHAM; Willm CHATTERTON

(Attached inventory appraised by John OLLERENSHAW and James NEEDHAM on 28 April 1772 and valued @ £327-12-4)

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Henry HIGGINBOTTOM of Glossop, yeoman: 1875

mentions: Sister Alice THORNELY

Brother William and his children Enoch, Alice

Brothers Robert; Hugh

Witness Charles HIGGINBOTTOM Auctioneer of Glossop

Alfred Milton DODGE Clerk to Chas HIGGINBOTTOM

made 1874

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James HIGGINBOTTOM of Freetown, p.Whitfield: 1860

 mentions:

Sons the late John; Anthony; Chas; Thos

Daus Mary; Hannah

James THORNLEY shoemaker

Paul WOODCOCK shopkeeper   made 1858

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John HIGGINBOTTOM of Wren Nest , Glossop mechanic: 1858

mentions: Wife Ann

George EASTAM of Waterside, shopkeeper

Ira BRAMMWELL of Storrs nr Penistone, farmer

Thomas NEWTON of Wren Nest, butcher

Grandchildren Ann; Charles; John and Richard - children of my deceased daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas NEWTON

Thomas M ELLISON Solicitor of Glossop

Edward ARRUNDALE clerk to Mr M J ELLISON    Will made1855

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Thomas HIGGINBOTTOM of Glossop, innkeeper: 1869

mentions;

Dau Mary Ann BERRESFORD and her Son Charles BERRESFORD

John BROOKS Solr Ashton under Lyne

Joseph MASON jnr Music seller and dealer

William BERESFORD

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Robert HIGINBOTHAM of Lower Hall: 29 April 1809

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Robert HIGINBOTHAM of Lower hall within Mellor in the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby Yeoman First I Give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Hannah BROCKLEHURST my Chest standing in the House where I now dwell and one Bed and the Bed Cloaths belonging thereto standing in the Chamber over the said House I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Robert Son of my late son Joseph HIGINBOTHAM deceased my Writing desk and all my wearing Apparel, to have and receive the said several Bequests immediately after my decease. And as for and concerning All other my Goods Cattle Chattels personal estate and effects whatsoever I give and bequeath the same unto my two Sons in law Thomas HOWARD of Gortwood within Brimmington in the County of Chester Manufacturer and Joseph BROCKLEHURST of Heafield in the Parish of Glossop aforesaid Blacksmith (who are also my Executors and Trustee herein after named) their Executors and administrators Upon Trust to the sell and convert the same into money and stand ad be possessed thereof to and for such and the like uses intents and purposes as are herein mentioned and expressed of and concerning the income to [    ] [      ] the [      ] of any and [        ] hereinafter devised In trust to be sold as hereinafter mentioned I give and Devise All [     ] [    ] Freehold estate of P[              ] called Lower hall situate lying and being in Mellor aforesaid with every of its rights [             ] and appurtenances  now or late in the several tenures holdings or occupation of myself and John HANDFORD and which I lately purchased from John SH[       ] And all my Estate Rights [    ] in Interest possession property claim and dividend whatsoever of in or to the said [     ] to the use of the said Thomas HOWARD and Joseph BROCKLEHURST their heirs and assigns for ever Upon trust that they the said Thomas HOWARD and Joseph BROCKLEHURST and the Survivors of them his Executors or Administrators do and shall so soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and absolutely dispose by Public Auction of all and singular my said freehold premises as they or he may think proper at and for the best price and prices and most money that can or may be had or obtained for the same And I do hereby devise declare and direct that the Conveyance and Conveyances Assurance and Assurances to by made and executed by the said Thomas HOWARD  and Joseph BROCKLEHURST or the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators of all or any part of my said Real Estate hereby to them in Trust as aforesaid shall be a good and effectual Conveyance and Conveyances Assurance and Assurances in the law to the person or persons purchasing the same his her or their Heirs and Assigns And that the receipt or receipts of my said Trustees or the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators shall be a sufficient discharge to the Purchaser or Purchasers his her or their heirs or assigns for so much Purchase money for which such receipt or receipts shall be given and that after such Receipt or Receipts for the whole of the Purchase money such Purchaser or Purchasers his her or their Heirs and Assigns shall not be bound to [   ] to the Application of the Purchase money or my part thereof or in any wise liable to the unapplication or [   ] application thereof And also that the said Thomas HOWARD and Joseph BROCKLEHURST and the Survivor of them his Executors and Administrators shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the monies to arise from the sale of and to be made from all my real and personal estate and Effects hereinbefore devised and bequeathed to them as aforesaid and the rents issues profits and proceeds of my said real personal Estate in the mean time until such sale or sales shall be made Subject to the payment of my debts funeral and testamentary charges and the costs charges and allowances of and for the carrying of the Trust of this my will into Execution Upon the several trusts and to and for the several intents and purposes hereinafter expressed of and concerning the same that is to say Upon Trust in the first place to pay thereout unto my Daughter Ann Wife of John STAFFORD the sum of  Twenty pounds And also to put and place thereout the sum of One hundred pounds an interest upon good and sufficient Security either real or personal as they in their discretion shall think fit and the [         ] interest and produce thereof pay into the proper hands of my said Daughter Ann wife of John STAFFORD during her natural life whom receipt alone shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge to my executors paying the same notwithstanding her Coverture and from and after the Death of my said Daughter Ann to call in and pay the said sum of One hundred Pounds with the interest thereof from her death until payment thereof unto and equally amongst all and every her Children which shall be living at the time of her decease An also to pay thereout unto my Daughter Elizabeth Wife of the said Thomas HOWARD the sum of Two hundred Pounds Unto my Grandson Thomas and my Grand daughter Elizabeth Mary and Martha the Son and Daughters of my late Daughter Martha Wife of John MOSLEY the sum of Fifty pounds each Unto my Daughter Mary wife of the said Joseph BROCKLEHURST the sum of five hundred pounds Unto my Grandsons John Anthony and Robert and my Grand daughter Hannah the sons and daughter of my late Daughter Alice wife of Anthony BOWDEN the sum of Fifty pounds each to be paid to them especially when and as they shall severally attain their Ages of Twenty one years and in the mean time I direct and order my said Trustees and Executors to put and place out the same at interest upon good and sufficient security either Real or Personal with the use Approbation of my Son in law the said Anthony BOWDEN if living and the   [       ] interest arises therefrom to pay and I hereby Give the same to him for and toward their respective Maintenance [           ] that if any of my said last named Grand children shall happen [      ] [        ] the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful Issue I Give the legacy or legacies of such of them so dying to the Survivor or Survivors of them and the Issue of such of them as shall or may be [         ] leaving Issue [        ] Issue [        ] only [      ] them if more than one the part or share that such deceased Parents or Parents would have taken in living Unto my Grandson Joseph HANDFORD Son of my late Daughter Hannah the Sum of Five hundred pounds to be paid to him on his attaining the Age of Twenty one years And I do hereby Order and Direct my said Executors and the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators to put and place out the same Five hundred pounds legacy of my said Grandson Joseph HANDFORD upon some good and sufficient Security or Securities in their joint names or in the names of the Survivor of them his executors or administrators and the yearly interest arising therefrom until he shall attain the age of Fourteen years pay unto John HANDFORD his father for and towards his maintenance education and bringing up and from after his attaining his said age of Fourteen years then that they my said Trustees and Executors do and shall pay my said Grandson the said Joseph HANFORD the said yearly interest until he shall attain his said age of Twenty one years and [    ] [      ] direct and order that his receipt for the same shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors notwithstanding  his infancy And in case of the death of my said Grandson Joseph HANDFORD under his age of Twenty one years and without leaving lawful issue I direct and order his said legacy of Two hundred Pounds to be paid to the Survivor of my said Legatees and the issue of such of them as shall or [      ] be dead [       ] issue such issue taking only [        ] them, if more than one, the part that such deceased Parent would respectively have taken if living the same to be paid in the proportion of and according to the [          ] of their respect Legacies herein before mentioned Unto my Grandsons Robert Samuel and Thomas and my Grand daughters Elizabeth and Mary the other sons and daughters of my said late Son Joseph HIGINBOTHAM the sum of One hundred pounds each And unto my Grandson James LONGSON the sum of Ten pounds which said several and respective sums or Legacies as are not hereby directed to be placed out at interest I do hereby direct and order to be paid to the respective legatees and such as are directed to be placed out at interest to be so placed out at the end of Twelve months next after my decease and that the receipt of my said Grandson James LONGSON for his said legacy shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor notwithstanding he may then be under his Age of Twenty one years And from and after payment of the said several and respective legacies and payments I Give and Bequeath all the then residue and remainder of the said Money unto my said Daughters Ann Elizabeth and Mary to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and to their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns Provided always [             ] and it is my will and mind and I do hereby Order that if any of them said Legatees shall give or cause any unnecessary  trouble to my said Executors at any time or shall [                 ] or bring any Action or Suit in law or equity or otherwise against them such Legatee or Legatees by so doing shall forfeit all his her or their said legacy or legacies under this my will and have the sum of One shilling and no more paid to him her or them in lieu thereof and the rest and residue of such legacy or legacies as the Case my happen shall go and be equally paid amongst the others of the said legatees in proportion and in addition to their former legacies any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding And I do hereby constitute and appoint the said Thomas HOWARD and Joseph BROCKLEHURST Trustees and Executors hereof hereby revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last And I hereby direct that my Trustees & Executors shall and lawfully may retain to themselves all reasonable costs charges and expenses which they shall or may be put unto for or my reason or on account of the execution of the Trusts hereby in them reposed And that they shall not be Answerable or Accountable for any more of the Trust monies than shall actually come to their respective hands nor be liable to any loss which my happen by placing out ant interest any monies necessary to be put out at interest [     ] any of the trusts hereby vested in them so as the same be so placed out as hereby directed or any other loss which shall happen without their wilful neglect or default nor shall the one of them be answerable or accountable for the other of them nor for the heirs executors administrators acts and deeds of the other of them but each of them for his own acts deeds payments receipts disbursements neglects and defaults only  In Witness whereof I the said Robert HIGINBOTHAM the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six.

Signed Sealed Published by the above named Testator Robert HIGINBOTHAM as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at Robert HEGINBOTHAM his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to attest the due Execution thereof

Thomas DEWHURST; Sally HADFIELD; John FERN

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Will of Mary HOBSON spinster, of Arundel Street, Glossop: 1858

mentions: Niece Eliza BATES dau of my sister Martha

George HIRST of High Street, Huddersfield, Yks cordwainer executor

Witnesses: Thomas ATKIN of Littlemoor Glossop, Ind Minister; George HEYS 

John HAGUE Surrogate.

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Will of Ann HOLINGWORTH of Chisworth

 Proved 22 May 1619 

In the name of God Amen the fifth daye of Marche Anno Domini 1618 I Ann HOLINGWORTH of Chisworth in the County of Derby widow being sick in bodie but of good and pfect Remembrance God be thanked doe ordeine constitute and make this my last will & testament in manner & forme following. Viz. First I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of the Almighty God and my bodie to be buried in the Parish Church of Glossopp. 

It. I give & bequeath unto Thomas BEELEY brother unto William BEELEY five shillings It. I give and bequeath unto Raphe BOUTHE 15s It. I give & bequeath unto three children of Thomas MOSELEY 15s It. I give and bequeath unto Anne BEELEY one payre of sheets one blankett one coverlett 2 chayrs one leave? 4 spoones & one heifer when she is readie to take the bull.  It. I give & bequeath unto s........ children of Thomas TELIARE everie one of them 4d and to eight of his children ........................................................................................ eight of John HEGINBOTHAMs children everie one of them 4d It. I give and bequeath unto Anne HOBSON One peire of sheets & 4s of money and (several words crossed through) after my debts & funerall expenses are being payde the rest of my goods cattell & chattell I give Ass...... & bequeath unto William BEELEY of Chalsworth my nephew with the .............  of an Assignement? which was made for ...... of years to my ... by my late husband William HOLINGWORTH as by the same Assignement doth apeare and I doe hearby make the said William BEELEY my true & lawfull executor hopeing he will perform this my last will.  These being wittneses:

Nicholas BOUTHE; Raph BOUTHE with others

Signed Hen. DUCKET deputae; Willm BEELEY ....

Debts owing to me

Nicholas BOTHAM 11s

Robt TURNER 13s

Edward BODONs wife 20d

Robt HOLLINWORTH of Chisworth 14s 2d

Robt ROBOTHAM 10s

The wife of &ldots;. 3s

Edward HARISON of Coms 10s

Elisabeth HYDE 10s

A true and pfect Inventerie of all the goods cattell & chattell movable and unmovable of Anne HOLINGWORTH late of Chisworth in the County of Derbye deceased preaysd the 10th daye of Marche in the year of our Lo. God 1618 by  Edward BOWRE; Charles BOUTHE; Frances BRIDGE & Raph BOUTHE 

Imprimis her purse and aparell

vii£

It. ii kyne? and two calves

vi£

It. in hay

xiiis iiiid

It. pewter and Brasse

xxxs

It. 4 leades

xiiis iiiid

It. 2 arks iii chists

xiiis

It. in meale & malte

xiiis iiiid

It. in Bedding

xxs

It. in lineans

xxs

It. wooden ware

xiiis 4d

It. bowls bedstocke & one dishboard

xs

It. Irone ware

iis

It. one pcell of ...... rather the clough .... which was Assigned to her viz? or for late pay.... for ........................................

xxiiii£

It. hempe & yarne

vis viiid

It. C.....

iis

Sum

xliiii£ xviis

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Elizabeth HOLLINGWORTH of Mosey Lee; 1695

In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth HOLLINGWORTH of Mosey Lee in the parrishe of Glossop & County of Derby Widdow being in weake health of body but of sound of perfect mind & memory praise be therefore given to Almighty god doe make & ordaine this my present last Will & Testamtt. In manner & forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soule into the Hands of Almight God hopeing through the merits death & passion of of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins and to inheritt everlasting life And my body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.  And as touching this disposition of all such temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestowe upon mee I give & dispose thereof as followeth.  First I Will that my debts Funerall expenses & the charges of the probate of this my last Will & Testamtt bee paid and discharged.  Item I give & bequeath unto Annah wife of Joshua NEWTON in Glossopp & Martha now wife of John VERNON  in Symondly & Margarett now wife of Ottiwell Wood of Arnicroft (All within the parrishe of Glossopp aforesaid & County of Derby being sisters to William HOLLINGWORTH my Husband late deceased) [buried 2 Dec 1693 at Glossop] the sume of one shilling to each of them to be paid by my Exectrs within twelve months next after my decease.  Item My will & mind is that my sonn William HOLLINGWORTH shall have & enjoy the messuages or favour at Mosey Lee aforesaid when he shall attaine to the age of one & twenty yeares being soe bequeathed to him by my sd deceased Husband in his last will and Testamtt.  And that he be maintained in the meane time out of the profitts of the said farme.  And I doe also give unto my sd sonn William HOLLINGWORTH all the rest & residue of my personal estate goods & chattells wtever when he doth attain to the sd Age of one & twenty yeares.  Item. My Will is is that if in case the sd William HOLLINGWORTH my sonn shall happen to dye before he attaine to the sd age of one & twenty yeares then & in such case I doe hereby give & bequeath the sd farme together with all the reversion of all my Estate goods and chattells aforesd unto my Loveing Brother William BARBER of Torside in the parrishe of Glossop & county of Derby aforesd.  And I doe hereby constitute make ordaine & appoint him the sd Wm BARBER my Broth full & sole Exectr of this my sd last will & testamtt. And I do hereby revoke disanull & make void all former wills & testamtts by mee heretofore made.  In Witnesse whereof I the sd Elizabeth HOLLINGWORTH to this my last will and testamtt have sett my Hand & seale this twelfth day of July Anno &ldots;......... 1695.

Elizabeth HOLLINGWORTH her marke & seale

Sealed signed & delivered upon stampd paper in the presence of us – viz -

Anthony SYKES (his mark)

John HALL

John HADFIELD

Chesterfield 2 October 1695 Probate granted to William BARBER

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George HOLLINGWORTH of Mosilee, Glossop, yeoman: 1673

In the name of God Amen I George HOLLINGWORTH of Mosilee in the parish of Glossopp in the County of Derby yeoman beinge  sick in body but in good & perfect memorie praise bee given to god for the same I doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following viz: First I give and bequeath principally my soule into the hands of Almighty god my Creator hopeing through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full pardon of all my sins & to Inherit eternal life, and comit my body to the earth to be buried at the discresion of my frends in Christian manner & at the discresion of my executrix hereafter named; And for the dispositid? of my outward estate I give and dispose of in manner and forme followinge.  First it is my will & mind that my debts and funeral expenses bee discharged & paid, and then I give & bequeath & it is my mind & will that William HOLLINGWORTH my natural Brother shall quietly enjoy the Tenement at Mosilee accordinge as is expressed in one Indenture of Assignment, Item I give & bequeath to the same William HOLLINGWORTH my brother all my husbandrie geare after the decease of my executrix and one bed stead standinge in the chamber; and likewise five shillings;

Item I give every child that hee hath five shillings savinge Anne to whom I give & bequeath fortie shillings; Item I give & bequeath to my Brother Rodger & to his children Tenn pounds, Item to my sister Elizabeth one cow Item to Elizabeth BRAMHALL one pound. Item to Joseph KENION tenn shillings Item to Ann EYER five shillings Item to every godchild Twelfe pence a peece And all the rest of my estate and husbandrie I give & bequeath to my executrix Anne my wife hopein? she will performe this my last will & testament

In witness hereunto I have put to my hand & seale the tenth day of Aprill in the twentie fifth yeare of his Majesties Reigne & in the yeare of our Lord 1673.

Sealed & Delivered as my last Testament

George HOLLINGWORTH his mark & seal

In Witnes of us

Charles LINGARD

Rodger HOLLIWOTH (Hollingworth?)

Tho: BOOTH

Probate granted to Anne April 1673 at Chesterfield

A true & perfect Inventory Invented of all the goods Cattells Chattells of George HOLLINGWORTH of Mossilees in the parish of Glossopp & County of  Derby lately Deceased, Taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed ....................... 1673

.

  £    s    d

Imprimis wee praysed his purse & apparrell

  02  00  00

Item wooll & woollen yarne

  02  00  00

Item in beds & bedding

  02  10  00

Item in Arks coffers & tables

  02  00  00

Item in pewter & brasse

  01  00  00

Item 2 leads

  00  06  00

Item in wooden ware chairs & stooles

  00  13  04

Item in bees & bacon butter & cheese

  00  10  00

Item in ironware belonging to the fire with other huzlements & things within the house

  00  06  08

Item in ploughs carts teames harrowes plough irons wheeles & all other husbandry ware

  00 13  04

Item one yoake of oxen

  05  00  00

Item 3 kine 1 heifer 1 stirke

  07  00  00

Item 1 mare 2 pack sadles & gares & 1 Hackney sadle

  03  00  00

Item in sheepe

  10  00  00

Item in Corne

  01  16  00

Item the moietie or one halfe of the tenement at Mosseelees held by Lease in being about 16 yeares of terme

  10  00  00

Item two stockes of Beds

  00  10  00

Item one Turnell

  00  08  00

Item a Lease of words five yeares yet in being of a Close called the Bent Meadow

  05  00  00

Item more upon lease

  04  00  00

Item Bills & Bonds

  25  00  00

Item more upon Bond

  05  00  00

Totall

  69  00  00

The praisers names

Thomas HARRISON; Nicholas CHALSWORTH; Robert SHEPLEY; Nich: LINGARD

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Jacob HOLLINGWORTH of Whitfield, Glossop: 18 Jul 1845

Proved: 14 Feb 1846

In the name of God Amen, I Jacob HOLLINGWORTH of Whitfield in the Parish of Glossop in the County of derby, Stonemason, being weak in body, but of sound disposing mind and memory (blessed be God for the same) do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Grace HOLLINGWORTH all the right title and interest of and in all that house being situate at Fieldhead within Whitfield aforesaid now in the occupation of George BOWDEN together with the residue of all Effects, Monies, Furniture, Farming Stock, Book debts and properties belonging to me at my decease of whatsoever nature or kind the same may be after payment and discharge of all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses And also I do nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Grace HOLLINGWORTH sole trustee and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void any other will by me heretofore made.  In Witness whereof I have unto this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty five.

Jacob HOLLINGWORTH X his mark

Signed sealed published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament of the within written Testator in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses John BALL; John BENNETT

Attached: 14th February 1846 

On which day MOTT exhibited as Proctor and made himself party for Grace HOLLINGWORTH widow And alledged that Jacob HOLLINGWORTH late of Whitfield in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby and Diocese of Lichfield Stone Mason deceased duly made and executed his last Will and Testament in writing and thereof appointed his said party sole Executrix Whereof he prayed the Probate of the same to be committed and granted to his said party, and also a Commission for administering to her the usual Oath of Executrix directed to Matthew FREEMAN & Clerks jointly and severally

Let Commission Bond and Administration pass as prayed.

Also attached:   In the Bishops Court of Lichfield

In the Goods of Jacob HOLLINGWORTH Deceased

Appeared Personally Grace HOLLINGWORTH of Whitfield in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Farmer the sole Executrix named in the last will and Testament  of the said Jacob HOLLINGWORTH late of Whitfield in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Stone Mason Deceased who died on our about the twenty fifth day of January One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty six and made Oath (etc. etc.) are under the value of one hundred pounds to the best of this Deponent`s knowledge, information and belief. Sworn on the Sixteenth day of February 1846 before me, Matthw FREEMAN  X the mark of Grace HOLLINGWORTH

Also attached Oath signed by Grace HOLLINGWORTH 

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John HOLLINGWORTH of Chisworth: 1765

In the name of God Amen I John HOLLINWORTH in Chisworth in the Parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeoman being but weak of Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be God for the same and knowing my frail and mortal State I am minded to Order and Dispose of such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God in his mercy to bless me with I shall Dispose thereof as followeth Omitting Old Ceremonies Sometimes used in this form Imprimis I will that my Due Debts and Funeral Expenses be paid  and Discharged and the Charge of the Probate and Execution hereof be paid and Discharged out of my Estate by my Executors hereinafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my son John HOLLINGWORTH all my Land in Marple with all the Appurtenances there unto belonging known by the names of Hollings and Lee Cate now or lately in the Occupation of Joseph ALIN and Henry OLIVER to Enter upon at my Decease paying to my Daughter Mary STOCKPORT one Hundred Pounds to be paid her at twelve months end after my Decease to be equally Divided among  her children as they come to the age of twenty one years or when she shall think most proper and in the meantime the Interest for her own use Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary STOCKPORT the Chest in the Chamber with square pannels also my will and pleasure is that my son John HOLLINWORTH pay to my wife Mary HOLLINWORTH two pounds and Ten Shillings a Year Yearly and every year During her life (out) of the Land in Marple Except she Marry Item I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary STOCKPORT one Hundred Pounds for the use of her children as the other before mentioned to be paid her by my son John HOLLINWORTH when he Enters upon the Diglands upon this term that She and her Husband if living then or others whom it may concern give unto my son John HOLLINWORTH a Quitance and full Discharge of a Legacy left her by her Granfather John DOWNS in his Will Item I Give unto my wife Mary HOLLINWORTH all such Household Goods that I am in possession of that she shall chuse and think proper for her own use during her life Except she marry but at her marriage or Death I will that they return back again to my son John HOLLINGWORTH to whom I Give all the rest and Residue of my Goods and Chattels and Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever the same shall be and I do Constitute and Ordain Mary HOLLINWORTH Executrix and John HOLLINWORTH Executors of this my last will and Testament where unto I have set my hand and Seal this fourteenth Day of April in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four

(signed) John HOLLINGWORTH plus seal

Signed Sealed and published in presence of Thomas STORER; Margreat BEARD; Joseph TURNER

At Chesterfield 17th October 1765 

Let a Probate of this will be granted to Mary HOLLINGWORTH, widow & John HOLLINGWORTH the Executors hereof Being duly sworn before me 

Jas FLETCHER Thos WHITE Sur. 

 An Inventory of all the Goods Chattels and Effects of John HOLLINGWORTH Late of Chisworth in the parish of Glossop and in the County of Darby Yeoman Deceased. Taken and apprised the 24 Day of December 1764 by us whose names are underwritten

.

 £    s    d

Purs and Apparel

10  00  00

Clock

03  00  00

Dresser and Pewter

03  00  00

Fire Iron Griddel and all Iron Things belonging the fire

01  15  00

Warming pan and ovel Tabel

00  13  06

Coach Chire Long Table and forms 

01  14  00

A Bedstead in the Great parlor and Beding belonging

03  00  00

Two Bedsteads in the Little parlor and Beding Belonging

05  02  00

 A Bedstead in the Chamber with all its Furniture

 05  00  00

All other Linen

03  10  00

Three Chesses Desk and Cupboard & Arks

03  17  06

Chairs

01  00  00

Fore Cofors 2 Arks & other Wooden ware in the Chamber

02  12  00

One Hundred of Chese

01  06  00

Coate Cloth

01  00  00

Bottles pots & Trenchers

00  15  00

Salt pey mortter 2 Spits Bellows & Smoothing Iron

00  10  00

White plates and Bowls

00  04  00

Books

00  04  00

Wooden Ware in the Chitchen

01  15  00

Brass pans & pots

01  10  00

Iron pots

00  03  00

Cheese press

00  06  00

Three Sacks Garner & pan

00  08  00

Weighes and Weights

00  08  00

Mattock Crow Shoe Ax Saw Stone Hammer

00  10  00

Horse Gears

01  00  00

Hackney Sadle

00  05  00

Fore Harrows

00  16  00

Hay

04  00  00

Corn

11  00  00

Hustlements

00  10  00

One Mare

03  05  00

Milk Beasts

15  10  00

Yong Beasts

06  10  00

Monney Due upon Bonds

180  00  00

Monney Due upon Bils

85  02  00

A watch

02  00  00

The Sum of the Inventory

361  01  00

Apprised By us William THORNELLY; Edward BOTTOM 

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John HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop, husbandman: 1769

Synopsis of Will Made 10th Aug 1758  Proved 26th Apr 1769

First pay all debts etc.

(I leave) son Thomas all my housing and ground which I hold by lease under the Duke of Norfolk.  During the term of this lease Thomas is to pay daughters Betty BUSICK; Nanny COOPER & George HOLLINGWORTH `son of my daughter Jane HOLLINGWORTH deceased` 20/- during the 12 months after the decease of his father,  If Thomas neglects to pay then the money is to come from his tenement which he has already given Thomas.  The rent of the estate is to be shared by all

(signed) John HOLLINGWORTH (x)

Witnesses: Henry BRAY; John STANSFIELD; Robt SHEPPARD

On a separate sheet of paper an oath signed by Ann COOPER of Geamsley dau of John HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop, late deceased renouncing any title to John HOLLINGWORTH`s Goods and Chattels  (Presumably this is daughter Nanny)

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John HOLLINGWORTH of Simondly, husbandman: 1774

In the name of God Amen I John HOLLINGWORTH of Simondly in the parrish of Glossop & County of Derby Husbandman am weak of Body but of Sound Memory & perfect understanding praised be God for it; Do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in mannor & form following; I first of all order my just Debts Funeral Expences & Charges of the Probate of this my last Will for to be first paid & discharged out of my personalty & as to my Burial I Refer the same to the prudence & discretion of my Executors hereafter named & as to such worldly Estate as the Almighty has been pleased to bestow upon me I dispose therefore as follows

I first give and Bequeath unto my Sister Bettey FIRTH wife of Luke FIRTH two shillings; Item I give my wife Alice HOLLINGWORTH liberty to take what she thinks proper of my Household Goods for to make necessary use of dureing her natural life & at her decease it is my will & mind that the said Goods shall be disposed of as I shall hereafter mention And further it is my Will & mind that all my other Effects are sould & the money put out to Intrest And then I give & Bequeath unto my wife Alice HOLLINGWORTH all the Intrest which can be reased there from towards her maintenance & what it falls short of maintaining her it is my will and mind that she is maintained out of the principal stock of my money and when she dies I order her to be decently Buried out of the remaining part of my Effects; And further all the Remaining part of my Effects after my wife decease which is left undisposed of I then give and Bequeath to & amongst these persons hereafter named jointly amongst them which are Daniel WHITEHEAD at Woodhead Allen HOLLINGWORTH of Melton John MELLOR of Marsden Luke MARSDIN of Marsden Mary SHAW wife of Joshua SHAW of Marsdin & Henry TEALOR of Simondly Equally to be devided amongst them share & share alike.

And Lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute & apoint my Wife Alice HOLLINGWORTH & my nephew Daniel WHITEHEAD of Woodhead to be my Executors of this my last Will & Testament & I do Revoke Disanul & make Voide all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made & declare this to be my last Will in Witt(ness) hereof I have set my hand & seal this Eight day of September in the year of Our Lord 1773.

John HOLLINGWORTH his mark & seal

Sealed signed published & Declared by the Testator to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us 

John GARLICK; Henry TELOR; Robt SHEPPARD

Proved at Chesterfield 20th April 1774

A True and Perfect Inventory of the Goods Cattle and Chattles of John HOLLINGWORTH of Simondly in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Deceased  Aprised and valued by us whose names are hereunto subscribed this 15th day of November 1773

.

  £    s    d

His purse and apparel  

  07  16  00

Goods in the House a Clock and Case a table a Chist  

  01  15  00

A Stand A Coach Chair .. Chairs & one Barrel 

  00  15  00

A fire iron toungs & fire shovel a Bread Iron brigs three legs  

  00  10  08

Three iron pots a Chaffing dish & a smoothing iron

  00  03  09

A Frieing a Cubboard a Salt pie Soase pan a table

  00  03  10

A Brass pan 11 trenchers a meal bowl a Cheese fat a Sife  

  00  12  08

A Stool a pair of pinsons a piggin a tin oven a tea kettle  

  00  04  00

Cheese toaster pots & plates a keeing Board & 3 Boards puter and four plats  

  00  14  06

Goods in the Kitchin a Cheese press a Churn & 2 tubs  

  00  15  00

An Ark a table a pair of weights a pair of Weeding ......   

  00  14  04

A basket a hey knife and two keels

  00  02  06

Goods in the Buttrey 4 Boards a box 3 plancks pots & Bottles

  00  08  00

Four piggins a Bason

  00  02  00

Goods in the Chamber over House two Beds w Beding

  05  10  00

2 tables 3 Reels a Cofer a Cheese cratch a hackney sadle  

  00  10  06

Horse gairs a parcel of Rakes and pickforks  

  00  06  06

Goods in the other Chamber a Chist a Bed with Beding

  01  15  00

A parcel of Cheese 2 muck forks a Steaning Rake

  02  04  00

A plow 2 Milch Cows a parcel of Hey  

  13  14  06

In Bills & Bonds and money oweing

 142  03  00

In Huslement

  00  02  00

Total 

 183  08  03

John GARLICK; Geo: ROWBOTTHOM

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John HOLLINGWORTH Yeoman of Glossop: Jun 1835

John HOLLINGWORTH died Intestate.  Letters of Administration taken out by Mary HOLLINGWORTH relict of John HOLLINGWORTH who died 17 Feb 1835.  Commission and Bond executed 5 Jun 1835.  Admon extracted 29 Jun 1835.

In the Bishop`s Court of Lichfield In the Goods of John HOLLINGWORTH deceased .

Appeared personally Mary HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop in the county of Derby widow of the above  deceased the party applying for Letters of Administration of the Estate and Effects of the said John HOLLINGWORTH late of Glossop in the county of Derby, Yeoman 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 anything on account of the Debts, due and owing from the said deceased, are under the value of Three Hundred Pounds, to the best of this Deponent`s knowledge, information and belief.

The details read “&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;that we Mary HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop in the county of Derby, widow; Benjamin GREEN of Chorlton in the parish of Manchester, Yeoman and Samuel GREEN of Manchester, Calico Printer Esq., are held and firmly bound unto James Thomas LAW clerk&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.. in the some of £600 &ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots; to be paid unto the said &ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots; 5th June 1835.”

Sworn on the fifth day of June 1835 (by) Mary HOLLINGWORTH before me Mattw FREEMAN 

Signed by Mary HOLLINGWORTH, Samuel GREEN and Benjamin GREEN

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John HOLLINGWORTH of Whitfield: 1839

In the Name of God Amen I John HOLLINGWORTH of Whitfield in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Stone Mason being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory (blessed be God for the same) Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Grace HOLLINGWORTH the Right Title and Interest of and in all that House in which I now live being situate at Fieldheads within Whitfield aforesaid I also give unto her my Mahogany Chest of Drawers to have at the time of my death I Give and bequeath unto my son Jacob HOLLINGWORTH all the right title and interest of and all that house now in his own occupation and being situate as aforesaid I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy the wife of James WOOD all right title and Interest of and in all that double house now in the occupation of Jane HOLLINGWORTH and Joseph BROOKS being situate as aforesaid I Give and bequeath unto my son Thomas HOLLINGWORTH all right title and interest of and in all that double South West end house (now unoccupied) being as aforesaid And I also give and bequeath unto my four above named children the Garden on the back part of the aforesaid houses in four equal shares severally to enter unto and upon at the time of my death free from the payment of any part of the chief rent charged upon the field on which the said Houses are erected I Give devise and bequeath all the right title and interest of and in all that House and Pig Cote standing and being erected upon my Freehold land at Fieldheads aforesaid and also that other unfinished building at the North East end thereof together with the Land from the fence wall in front thereof thirteen yards or thereabouts in breadth extending back to be square with the outside of the said Pig Cote on the North West side thereof unto my daughter Betty the wife of Jeremiah BUCKLEY Her Heirs and Assigns to enter upon at the time of my death free from the payment of any chief or ground rent and it is my mind and I order and direct that the said double houses shall immediately after my death be made into single ones and the small kitchens attached thereto shall be taken down And after my death it is my will and mind that each and every of my four first named children shall commence paying a yearly rental of the sum of five pounds for their respective houses and premises whether tenanted or untenanted into the hands of my Executors hereinafter named and the same to be paid by four equal and even payments in every year and it is my mind that my said daughter Betty her Heirs or Assigns in respect of her bequest as aforesaid shall pay a yearly rental of the sum of two pounds ten shillings in like manner and I authorise my Executors to set the meadow to some proper person for such reasonable rent as may be agreed upon and immediately after my death it is my mind that all my Household good and furniture not herein before disposed of and the money arising from such sale after the payment of the expences thereof and also from the receipts of the before mentioned rents I authorise my Executors to appropriate in the discharge of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences in altering the said houses and in payment of the following Legacies Viz. I Give and bequeath the sum of forty pounds to my six Grandchildren being the children of my late son John and my daughter Mary both deceased in equal shares as they respectively attain the age of twenty one years or as soon as the money can be raised to  pay the same after all my debts are paid and discharged and that the oldest of them shall have the priority of the receipt thereof But if any of my said Grandchildren should happen to die before the receipt of his or her legacy leaving no lawful issue such share of anyone so dying shall be divided amongst the survivors share and share alike But in case any of them should happen to die leaving any lawful issue then such issue shall have his or her parent`s share so dying but if more than one lawful child then such share shall be equally divided amongst all the children of such deceased parents I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds out of the receipt of my rents as soon as the same can be raised in equal shares to my son in law Joseph ROBINSON and my daughter in law Jane HOLLINGWORTH but not to be paid them before the legacies of such of my said six Grandchildren as are of age And it is my mind that after my said double houses are altered and made into single ones my said daughter Betty her Heirs or Assigns shall have all the spare stone on and about the premises And it is my mind that my said daughter Betty her Heirs or Assigns shall not erect or fix any kind of building at the North east end of her devised premises nor do any other act or deed to lessen or obstruct the road leading into the meadow neither shall my said son Thomas HOLLINGWORTH his Executors Administrators or Assigns do any thing of the like nature at the Gable of his House to obstruct or injure such road I Give devise and bequeath a joint and equal right title and interest to all my said children their Heirs and Assigns of and in all that plot or parcel of Land and necessary erected thereon lying and being on the North West side of the House and premises devised to my said daughter Betty her Heirs and Assigns being of the same breadth and extending across the occupation road and it is my mind that all my said children shall have an equal right and privilege to the well and the road leading thereunto and after the payment of all my just debts and legacies as before mentioned Then I give devise and bequeath all that my land both Leasehold and Freehold lying and being at Fieldheads aforesaid unto my said son Jacob HOLLINGWORTH John BENNETT and Isaac LINNEY their Executors Administrators and Assigns upon this special trust and confidence that is to say that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them shall sell and dispose thereof for the best price that can be obtained for the same either by auction or by private contract and I do authorise and empower my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivor to convey and assure the same to any person or persons becoming the purchaser or purchasers thereof and the receipt of such purchase money from the hands of my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or from the hands of the Executors or Administrators of such survivor shall be a sufficient discharge without the Purchaser or Purchasers seeing to the application or non-application thereof and after the receipt of such sale money and after the discharge of the expences thereof I order and direct that my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivor to divide the remaining sum arising there from together with the residue and remainder of my estate and effect of what nature or kind the same may be to and amongst all my said five children share and share alike But if any of my said children should be behind and in arrear with their respective rents such arrears (if any) shall be detained and stoped out of his or her share so neglecting to pay such rent And Lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint my said son Jacob HOLLINGWORTH John BENNETT and Isaac LINNEY Trustees and Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void any other Will by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have unto this my last Will and Testament set my hand seal this twenty first day of June one Thousand eight Hundred and thirty eight

(Signed) John HOLLINGWORTH plus seal

Signed sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the within written Testator in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as Witnesses eleven interlineations and two erasures being first made

John DEARNALEY; John BRAMHALL; Robert HAMPSON   

On a separate sheet   

In the Bishops Court of Lichfield  In the Goods of John HOLLINGWORTH (Stone Mason) deceased

Appeared personally Jacob HOLLINGWORTH, Stone Mason, John BENNETT, Yeoman, and Isaac LINNEY, Cotton Spinner all of Whitfield in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby etc. etc. 

Estate under the value of £450  Sworn on the 11 March 1839 Probate granted 16 March 1839

The Oath states that John HOLLINGWORTH died on 23 July 1838

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  Margaret HOLLINGWORTH of Chisworth

Made 1618: Proved: 16 May 1623

In the name of God Amen the Second day of December In the fifteenth year of the Raigne of our soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland Kinge defender of the faithe etc. And of Scotland the one and fiftieth Anno Dm 1618 I Margret HOLINWORTH of Chisworth In the pish of Glossopp and county of Derby widdowe sicke in bodie but in good and pfecte remembrance to Almighty God The Lord be thanked for it. Doe constitute ordayne and make this my last Will and Testamt in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my Soule unto the hands of Almighty God who is my maker and redeemer And my body to be buried in the pish church of Glossopp Amongst my Ancestors (?) &ldots;. And that my funeral expenses and Debtes of right I owe to any may be discharged of my whole goods.  Item my will is that my Daughter Ellin goods is to be taken up of the whole goods Accordinge to my husband`s Will.  Item I give unto my daughter Ellin HOLLINWORTH xxs  Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Nicholas CLARKE &ldots;. Item I give unto my daughter Margery the wife of Willm HAGE xxs Item I give unto my daughter Margret the wife of Arther BEWFILL xxs Item I give unto my sonne Robtes daughter a Hogge? Item I give unto William HAGES children three of the three .... and two of them two hogs Item I give unto Roger HOLINWORTH every one of them a hogge. Item I give unto Arther BEWFILL sonne a hogge Item I give unto Gefry BRAMALL a hogge Item I give unto my son William HOLLINWORTH two hey? children two hogs Item I doe give unto my sonne William the residue of my goods leaving him my lawfull Executor trustinge he will fulfil this my present will and testamt for my soul health wth the oversighte of Thomas SMITH and Willm HOLLINWORTH of Chaterton Lane

These beinge witnesses James WARHURSTE; William HAGE; Henry WARHURSTE

Latin phrase including name William HOLLINWORTH son

On a separate sheet

A True & Lawful Inventory of all the Goods & Cattel of Margret HOLLINWORTH of Moorfield widow &ldots;. By us James WARHURSTE; Thomas TAILIOR; Robert BRIDGE & Thomas BOOTH The Sixe and Twentieth day of Maye Anno Domini 1623

Item her Purse and Aparell 

xxs

Item In Bedding & In Item Twelfe yeards of ....... 

viii£ iiis

Item In Arkes cofers ploughes harrowes and wodden ware

v£ xiiis

Item In Leades Bras Pewter & Dishboard ware

xls

Item In meate & Pultre Fleshe

xls

Item In Tongues ...... .....& all other Iron Ware for that use

iiis viiid

Sum Total

xviii£ xiis

 

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Margaret HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop: 1641 mentions:

William HOLLINGWORTH Yeoman

Proved 25th May 1641

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Mary HOLLINGWORTH of Padfield widow: 27 Oct 1756

Appointed William her younger son and Elizabeth her daughter as executors.

Appointed Robert her elder son `who is incapacitated in body to be maintained by my heirs as long as they enjoy the farm I now possess.`  If any heirs marry and sell up the stock then the proceeds are to be shared between them.

Will dated 29th Apr 1755

Witnesses: William SYKES; Luci SYKES; Jno CRESWICK

Probate was given to William and Elizabeth

Inventory total £70.10. 2.

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Reignald HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop: 1667

In the name of god Amen, the Seaventeenth Day of December in the eighteenth year of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of god of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the fayth & Anno Dom: 1666, I Reignald HOLLINGWORTH of Glossopp in the countie of Darby yeoman, being aged and weake of body but of good and pfect memory praysed bee god for the same do arayne constitute and make this Testament ..... ..... here in my Last Will, in manner and forme followinge First I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty god my heavenly Creator, and maker, trusting onely in and Through the meritts of Christ his death and passion to bee one of the number of his elect & chosen people and my body to the earth from whence itt came to bee buried in due and decent manner att or by the discretion of my ..... and my executor hereafter named.  And ...... my temporall goods that god of his mercy has endowed mee ... all my .... ... will is as hereafter....

First my mind and will is that my debts and funerall expenses and heriott Land all ... ... bee payd out of my whole estate soe I give ... Richard HARDY my son in law; twelve pounds It. I give ... Thomas HARDY and Gerry HARDY sons of the aforesaid Richard ether of them twelve ounds It: I give unto John SLATER another son in law twelve pounds It. I do give and bequeath unto Jane now wyfe unto the sd John SLATER twelve pounds It. I doe give and bequeath unto William SLATER and John SLATER sons of the aforesaid John SLATER ether of them xii pounds It. I give unto Elizabeth SLATER A daughter of the aforesaid John SLATER three sheepe, It. I give and bequeath unto Thomas HOLLINGWORTH John HOLLINGWORTH and Jane HOLLINGWORTH two sons and one daughter of my son Thomas HOLLINGWORTH every one of them twelve pounds It. I do give and bequeath unto Thomas HOLLINGWORTH my son theise parcells of ground herein hereafter mentioned with the marled pearth? the wood and the moytie and one halfe of the great meadow And all the rest of my goods and cattells, quicke and dead moveable and immovable and all the tythes of corne and grayne growing and .... out of and from my sd  messuage I give and bequeath unto my wyfe Elizabeth HOLLINGWORTH and to her own sole and proper use and to her ..... And also I do give and bequeath unto sayd Elizabeth now my wyfe the sd parcel of land hereafter named during her naturall Lyfe that is to say The Flatt Hose the ..othwart Hose, the litle meadow or the meadow head the one halfe of the great meadow which is formerly herein mentioned It. I doe appoynt and make Elizabeth my now wyfe my sole executrix to execute and as for my this my Last Will and testament as and  ... trust I repose in her In witnesse whereof to this my psent Last will and testament renouncing all former wills I have sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written December the 17th

H The marke & seale of the testator

Witnesses hereunto

John HADFEILD; Tho: GARLICK       

The true and lawfull Inventarey of all the goods & Chatelles both moveable and immoveable of Regnald HOLINGWORTH of Glossop in the Countey of Darbey yoman Desiesed praiesed by Thomas NEWTON Edward HADFEILD Nicklos DOXON William ALLEN of the same Glossopp and Countey of Darbey yoman the twenteth seventh Daie of December in the eighttenth yeare of the Raigne of our Sovringe lord Kinge Charles the second by the grace of good Kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland Deffender of the faith Anno Dom 1666

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   £    s    d

   In primes his porse and appell and gerdell 

   00  13  04

It: one cowe and 1 sterke and 1 calfe and one horse

  05  08  06

It: seventeen sheepe

  03  00  00

It: in corne and hey

  02  00  00

It: in 6 ould Arks

  01  00  00

It: in bedstockes and bedinge

  00  10  00

It: in meale and buter

  00  06  00

It: in chise

  00  01  00

It: in woll and yarn

  01  10  00

It: halfe of the ground in Regard the ould womans work and hath put her life in itt 

  02  00  00

It: in peuter and brasse

  00  13  04

It: in gripes tonges Radkentrie and Iron ware and woden ware and all other impellmentes in the house

  00  06  08

Debts of the testator owinge

.

to Nicholos DOXON of Glossop

   07  10  00

to John HADFEIL of Padfeild

  01  00  00

to Edward MOREHOUSE of Glossopp

  00  03  00

to Robert BRAMALL of Glossopp

  00  04  00

to John SLATER of Shelldon

  01  00  00

to Will OXLEY of Glossop

   00  04  00

.

  27  16  04

Thomas NEWTON (his mark); Edward HADFEILD (his mark); William ALLEN; Nicklos DOXON (his mark)

Proved 17 April 1667

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ROBERT HOLINGWORTH of Glossop: 1744

Will Proved 26th Apr 1744

Bequests:

To Sarah his wife £4.pa to be paid in two equal amounts.  This will reduce to £3 if she re-marries.  This is to be paid by his son John HOLYNGWORTHSarah can have the house and its goods if she wants them.

To stepson George DOXON 5/-

To Mary wife of Robt. HADFIELD 5/-

Everything else to his only son John HOLINGWORTH of Tintwistle in the parish of Mottrom

(signed) Robert HOLINGWORTH (X)

Witnesses: James BRADDOCK Sen.; James BRADDOCK Jun.; John BRADDOCK

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Will of Roger HOLLINGWORTH of Chatterton Lane, Mellor: Proved: 20 Mar 1620/1

In the name of God Amen the xxvjth day of August Anno Domini 1613 and in the yeare of the Raigne of our sovrgne Lord James Kinge of England, France and Ireland the Eleventh & of Scotland the Seaven & fortith: I Rodger HOLLINGWORTHE of Chatterton Lane in Mellor in the County of Derby, husbandman being sicke in bodie, but of good & pfect Remembrance, the Lord I give him hartie thankes for it, do ordaine Constitute & make this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form followinge, First I do give & bequeath my soule into the hands of Almightie God my onely maker saviour & Redeemer, And my bodie to be buried in the Chappell of Mellor,  In full assurance of a joyful resurrection at the generall day of Judgement. And for the Disposeinge of my worldlie goods, I do give & bequeath them as followeth: Item It is my will that my Debts Legacies, & funerall expences, shall be paied & discharged out of my whole goods. Item it is my will that my sonn William HOLLINGWORTH shall have & occupie my messuages and Tenements lyeing & beinge in Mellor & Symonthe, dureinge their sevall tearmes, to him & to his Assignes, Excepted alwaies that it is my will, that William JACKSON my son in law shall have & occupye to him & to his Assignes Two Closes called by the names of Crowacars & Rishie Dole scituate & lying in Symonthe during my tearme & time in them:  Item it is my will that William JACKSON, shall have the sum of Three poundes in full Recompence & satisfaction of his wifes Childs pt and portion.  Item I do give & bequeath to Roberte HOLLINGWORTH my sonn Tenn shillinges in full satisfaction of his Child`s pt & portion. Item I do give unto my son In lawe Thomas MELLOR, Tenn shillinges in full satisfaction of his wifes Childs pt & portion. Item I do give to every child that I am grandfather unto one sheepe.  Item I do give to Margrett JACKSON one heyffor, Item it is my will that after my Debts & Legacies be paied & discharged that Joane my wife shall be maintained & kept wth meate, drink & Lodgeinge & Convenient app[ar]ell during her natural life, If she do please to accept thereof, at her son William HOLLINGWORTH hands, & also the Sum of Fortie shillings yearley for & towards her maintenance.  Provided alwaies that if she do refuse, to accept of such maintenance. Then my will & minde is that she shall have & Receive the Sum of five Pounds yearley during her said life, in full Recompence of her Third pt of all my goods & tenements aforesaid. Item I do give unto my said wife the best bed & one arke standing in the plor where I do lye. Item it is my will that after my Debts & Legacies be paied & dcharged as aforesaid hen the residew of all my Goods, Cattels & Chattels, & debts I do give & bequeath to William HOLLINGWORTH my sonn:

Item I do make Constitute & ordaine the said William HOLLINGWORTH my sonn my true & Lawfull executor of this my Last Will & Testament, trustinge he will do & pforme all thinges wch are Contained in this my last will & testament Item I do ordaine Constitute & make Thomas COTTRELL & Ottiwell WOOD ovseers of this my said will trustinge the will see all things done & pformed in my will as my trust is in them

Witnesses Anthonye RADCLIFF of Podner & William SHORTE

Debts wch I do owe as followeth

.

Imprimis to Raphe MELLOR of the pirle sech

£08-16s-00d

Item to John CARRINGTON

£05-06s-08d

Item to John BRAMHALL

£01-14s-00d

Item to my son William HOLLINGWORTH

£01-18s-04d

Item to George NEWTON of Stopport

£00-14s-00d

Item to William SWINDELS of Stopport

£00-12s-00d

Item to Richard DERRY

£03-00-00

Sum[ma] [total]is

£22-11s-00d

A True and pfecte Inventorie of all the Goods and Chattells Late of Rodger HOLLINWORTHE of Chatterton Lane wth Mellor Lately deaceassed wthin the Countie of Darbie [insert – husbandman] valew & praised by Thomas SMITH; Anthonie RADCLIFFE; Thomas WALKELATE [insert -  & Gilbert CHATTER TON], thje vijth day of Februarie Anno Dom 1620 as followethe:

Imprimis 4 Oxon & 4 steares

£22

Item 4 Kyne

£08

Item 3 Twinter Heaffors

£05

Item other younge Cattell

£05

Item 2 horses

£06

Item Three & fiftie sheepe younge & ould

£12

Item 2 swyne

£01-13-04

Item yoakes ploughes, harrowes, Carts wheles & other Iorn ware belonginge to husbandry

£03-14-00

Item Boardes, bedstookes, arkes, Coffers, Stooles, Chears a dishborde a garner & all other wooden ware & garthed ware in the house

£07

Item Pewter & brasse, 2 Litle leades, dishes, spounes bassens, a spininge whele & sives

£02-06-08

Item Beddinge, 2 board Clothes, seckes, a window shette & all other nap[er]y ware

£06-14-00

Item Beiffe, & backon, butter & Cheise

£02-16-00

Item 4 geise, 1 Cock, 1 Capon, 3 hens, 2 Ducks & a drake

£00-07-04

Item his purse & app[ar]ell

£01-13-04

Item Corne and haye

£22

Sum[ma] [total]is

£104-05-08

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Thomas HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop: 1637

Proved 6th Apr 1637 Inventory £62.15. 6d.

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THOMAS HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop: 1693

Proved 26th Apr 1693

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William HOLLINGWORTH of Mosilee, Glossop husbandman: 1676

In the name of god Amen I William HOLLINGWORTH of the Mosilee in the parish of Glossopp & in the Countie of Derbie husbandman being in perfect health strength & memorie doe ordaine & make this my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge

First I give & bequeath my soule into the hands of god my Saviour hopeinge through the merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to have free pardon of all my sins and my body to the Earth to bee buried in decent manner at the discresion of my Executrix hereafter named as for my Temporall estate I dispose of it as follows viz.

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Ellen HOLLINGWORTH Ann HOLLINGWORTH Martha HOLLINGWORTH & unto Margaret HOLLINGWORTH my daughters fortie shillings apeece

Item I give and bequeath unto Ann HOLLINGWORTH my now wife all my estate goods Chattells and Cattells to so enjoy and dispose of at her owne power and discresion.

Item I give and bequeath unto Ann ROBBINSON & Ellen ROBBINSON one ewe Lambe it to be kept on the ground until it bee two or three

Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas HOLLINGWORTH sonne of Rodger one shillinge and to William ROBBINSON sonne of Robert of Chunall one shillinge

And unto this my last will & Testament I doe ordaine Ann my wife my sole executrix hopeing she will faithfully execute & discharge this my last will and testament And to this will ..... .... cheif ...... have set to their hands the third day of June in the yeare of our Lord 1675

Witness to this present will & testament

Ann HOLLINGWORTH her mark

William ROBBINSON his mark   

A true & perfect Inventorie of what goods William HOLLINGWORTH dyed posesed of upon Fryday the fourth Day of June in the yeare of our Lord 1675

.

  £    s    d

Imprimis his purse and Aparell

  01  10  00

It. The peece of the Tenement whereon wee now live  

  10  00  00

Item two beds  

  01  10  00

Item Arkes Coofers & one table  

  01  00  00

Item Pewter and Brasse  

  01  00  00

Item Chaires stooles & husslements  

  00  06  08

Item Wooll  

  02  10  00

Item One Mare  

  03  00  00

Item one Cow  

  03  00  00

Item Two Stearkes  

  03  00  00

Item one calfe three hogges & paire of hives of Bees  

  01  00  00

Item Ould hay and .... 

  00  05  00

Item owing upon Bond  

  07  00  00

Item in Meale  

  00  06  08

Item one Load of Ashes? and two geese  

  00  06  00

Sume viz  

  35  17  08

Then there was owinge to the Testator  

  10  00  00

Soe there remaines by deduction the just sume upon the Inventorie of 

  25  17  08

These goods were prised by us who here subscribe our hands

William ROBBINSON (his mark); Robert SHEPLEY (his mark); John DEWSSNAPP; Tho: BOOTH

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WILLIAM HOLLINGWORTH of Moseleey: 1694

November the 27th

In the name of god, Amen: I William HOLINGWORTH in the parish of Glossopp and County of Derbie yeaoman, being viseted with sickenesse and weakness of Body, but of sound and pfect mind and memory, praise be therefore given to Almighty God, Do make and ordain this my present Last Will and Testament, In manor and form following (That is to say) first and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, Hoping through the merits Death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ, to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to Inherit everlasting Life: and my Body I commit to the Earth To be Decently buried att the discretion of my Executors hearafter named; And as Touching the disposition of all such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to Bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as Followeth; First, I will That my Debts and funeral charges shall be paid & Discharged.

Item I will that my two children, my son William & my daughter Ann be brought up att the Discretion of my Executors until they come to be 21 years of age and then for my son William HOLINGWORTH to enter upon the farm; and for my psonall estate to be equally devided betwixt my Loveing and Lawfull son William HOLINGWORTH and his Lawfull and Loveing Mother my wife Elizabeth; Item I will that my son William HOLINGWORTH pay to his Mother Elizabeth £3 a year yearly year by year soe long as she continues in my name but if she change her co(n)dition and be maried to Another Husband then I will that my son William HOLLINGWORTH pay to his Mother Elizabeth but £2 A year soe Long as she liveth; Item I will that if my daughter Ann HOLINGWORTH continue till she be 21 years of Age that then my Executors pay to Her £10 of Lawfull money of England and itt to be raised of the farm before my son William doe enter thereon. Item I doe institute and ordaine my Loveing and Lawfull wife Elizabeth and my Brother in Law William BARBER of Torside in the parish aforesaid and county of Derbie full and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament; And I doe hereby revoke, disanul and make void all former wills and Testaments by me heretofore made; In witness whereof I the said William HOLINGWORTH to this my Last Will and Testament have set my hand and seale in the yeare of our Lord god 1693

William HOLINGWORTH his marke with seal

Witnesses: James HADFIELD; William DEAWSNAP (his mark); Joshua NEWTON (his mark); James HADFIELD (different signature that first one)

A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods & chatelles both moveable and unmoveable of William HOLINGWORTH of Moseleey in the parish of Glossopp and County of Derbie yeoman Late Deceased priesed by William DEAUSSNAP of Knoulebrooke and James HADFIELD & Joshua NEWTON both of Glossopp in the County of Derbie yeomans the third day of December in the fifth yeare of the raigne of our Sovarynds Lord and Lady Kinge William & Queen Mary by the Grace of god of England Scotland France and Ireland defenders of the faith Anno Dom:1693

.

    £    s    d

Imp His purse and Apparell

  01  10  00

It: One cowe, 1 sterke 2 Calfes

  05  00  00

It: Fourty sheep

  07  00  00

It: in corn & Hay 

  03  00  00

It: for what ground he hath in posession & Revarsion

  20  00  00

It: One Ark and Garner & 2 Coffers

  01  00  00

It: in Bedstockes and Bedinge

  01  00  00

It: in puter and Bras 1 Iron pot 1 Lead

  00  06  08

It: one Table and Form and chairs

   00  10  00

It: one Chimnill with other wooden ware & Ticknall pots 

   00  02  06

It: for Buter & Cheese 

  00  03  00

It: for one cart 1 pair of wheels & axes & matock

   00  05  00

It: one fire Iron one pair of Tongs with all other Huselment 

  00  04  00

The Sum

  40  01  02

William DEAUSNAP (his marke); James HADFIELD; Joshua NEWTON (his marke)

Proved 11th Apr 1694

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William HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop: 1750

Bond - mentions: Widow Mary HOLLINGWORTH of Glossop

Joseph DANNELLY of Glossop, Yeoman

George WINFIELD of Lichfield Victualler  T 

Bound by £200 16 Oct 1750

Witnesses? Assessors?:  John HALL and Robert NEWTON

Proved 17th Oct 1750

Inventory

.

  £   s   d

In Purse and apparel

  06.10.00

In the chamber 1 bed; 1 ark; 1 cofer

  01.10.00

1 table; 1 ark; 1 cofer 

 00.05.00

In the parlour 1 bed; 1 table; 6 chairs 

 01.02.00

In the house 1 dresser and all upon it 

 01.06.00

1 table; 1 couch chair; 6 chairs 

 01.11.00

Two tables 

 00.02.06

3 hurrits 

 00.02.06

1 Mare and all Gears 

 05.07.06

2 cows 

 06.10.00

2 bullocks 

 05.07.06

2 bullocks more 

 04.12.06

1 heifer 

 02.12.06

2 sterks

 02.07.06

92 wethers all 6/- 

 27.12.00

104 ewes all 5/- 

 26.00.00

2 rams 

 01.10.00

Hussement 

 00.12.06

Total

108.00.01

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William HOLLINGWORTH of Charlesworth: 1767

Know all men by these present that Mr John HIGGINBOTHAM of the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby Yeom. William JACKSON of Lichfield Close yeom. and John do (JACKSON) are held  and firmly bound unto Richard SMALBROKE Doctor of Law Chancellor of the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry in the sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Richard SMALBROKE or to his certain Attorney his Executors Administrators or Assigns To which payment well and truly to be made Do oblige ourselves and each of us by himself for the whole our and each of our heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated the seventeenth day of October in the seventh year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and so forth And in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixth Seven.

The Condition of this obligation is such That if Mary HIGGINBOTHAM wife of the above bounden John HIGGINBOTHAM Administrator of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of William HOLLINGWORTH late of the parish of Glossop etc. etc.

Signed John HIGGINBOTHAM; W. JACKSON

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Jno FLETCHER Notary pub.

On a separate sheet:

At ....... the seventeenth day of October 1767 before the ...Thomas GROVE Surrogate

On which day appeared personally Mary HIGGINBOTHAM and alleged that William HOLLINGWORTH late of the parish of Charlesworth in the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby and within the division of Lichfield & Coventry Deceased died intestate upwards of fourteen days ago and that she is the natural & lawful sister of the said deceased and the person to whom Letters of Administration did of right belong wherefore she prayed Letters of Administration of all and singular the Goods and personal Estate of the said deceased to be granted to her which the surrogate on her giving good security and taking the usual oath committed to her accordingly she being sworn before me. Thomas GROVE Surrogate 

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John JACKSON of Ludworth: 20 April 1774

In the Name of God Amen I John JACKSON of Ludworth in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Yeoman who being somewhat indisposed as to Bodily Health but of sound and disposing Mind and Memory (praised be God for the same) Do make and publish this Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (That is to say) I Do hereby Order Direct and Appoint that all my Just and Lawful Debts which shall be owing by me at the time of my Decease, my ffuneral Expenses and the Charge of the Probate and Execution of this my Last Will and Testament shall be first and Principally paid and Discharged out of my whole and personal Estate by my Executors hereafter named

I Give and Bequeath unto my Sister Mary KENWORTHY wife of William KENWORTHY of Ludworth aforesaid the Sum of on Guinea at the time of my Decease, And the further Sum of ffive pounds of Lawful Brittish Money or annuity or clear Yearly Rent Charge I Give and Devise unto my said Sister Mary KENWORTHY and her Assigns to and for her own seperate use notwithstanding her Executor to be paid to her Yearly at four Equal payments for and During the Term of her natural Life by my Executors at or on the feast days of the Annunciation of the Beloved Virgin Mary the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the feast of St. Michael the Archangel and the Nativity of our Lord Christ in every year by even and Equal portions, the first payment thereof to be maid at such of the said ffeast Days, as shall first most happen after my Death, And I Give and Devise unto my Brotherinlaw William KENWORTHY of Ludworth aforesaid his heirs and assigns for ever All that my Right Title property use and Interest of that Cottage or Dwelling House together with all its Rights members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate lying and being at Brown-brow in Beard hamlet in ye said County of Derby

I Give and Bequeath unto my Couzon James BERRET of Pointon in the county of Chester Five pounds and unto his three Sons John James and Joseph Five pounds a piece, And I Give to his Sister Sarah BARRET the Sum of Five pounds, I Give and Bequeath unto Martha HEATHCOTE of Ludworth in the County of Derby Widow the Sum of Five pounds, all which said Legacys to be paid to the Respective Legatees by my Executors within Twelve Months after my Decease Then I Give and Bequeath unto my Neice Sarah HYDE Wife of Ralph HYDE of Ludworth in the said County of Derby the Sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to her and her representative within Twelve Months after my Decease also I Give to the said Sarah HYDE the Interest of Four hundred to be paid her Yearly untill such time as her Younger Child shall Attain the age Twenty one Years, I Give and Bequeath unto my said Neice Sarah HYDE’s Children their issue or Representatives the Sum of two hundred pounds to be Equally Divided and paid amongst them at such time as the Younger shall Attain twenty one Years, And if any of the said Sarah HYDE’s children shall happen to Dye before either of the said Several times of Receiving the aforesaid Legacy or Legacies and Shall Leave Issue such Issue shall be hereby Entitled to Receive their fathers or Mothers Share or Shares Also I Give the Interest of two hundred pounds unto my said Neice Sarah HYDE from such time as her Youngest Child shall Attain twenty one Years for and During all the time of her Natural Life and from and after her Decease I Give the said Sum of two hundred pound to be Divided at the Discretion of my Executors Amongst the said Sarah HYDEs Children and for want of any of them to their Issue as aforesaid and in such proportion as nearly to make the Eldest Share or parts Equivilant with the Youngest of the said Children from twenty one Years.  Then I Give and Bequeath unto my Neice Mary BENNIT wife of Barrdle BENNIT of Ludworth in the said County of Derby the Sum of One hundred pounds to be paid to her and her Representatives within Twelve months after my Decease Also I Give the Interest of four hundred pounds unto my Neice Mary BENNIT for and During such time as her Youngest Child shall Attain to twenty one Years I Give and Bequeath unto my said Neice Mary BENNITs Children and their Issue or Representatives to be Divided and paid amongst them at the Discretion of my Executors the Sum of two hundred pounds at such time as the Youngest of the said Children shall Attain to twenty one Years of age Also I Give the Interest of two hundred pounds unto my said Neice Mary BENNIT from such time as her Youngest Child Attain twenty one Years for and During the time of her Natural Life And from and after her Decease I Give the said Sum of two hundred pounds to be divided at the Discretion of my Executors amongst the said Mary BENNIT’s Children and for want of any of their Issue and in such proportion as nearly to make the Eldest Share or part Equivalent with the Youngest of the said Children And if any of the said Children of Mary BENNIT shall happen to Die or Cease issue before either of the said Several times of Receiving the aforesaid Legacies such Issue shall be Entitled to their father or Mother’s Share or Shares Also in case the said Sarah HYDE shall Dye without Issue I Give the said Sum of four hundred pounds at her Decease to Mary BENNIT and her Issue and for want of her and her Issue to the said James BARRET and his Issue.  Also in case the said (the said) Mary BENNIT shall Dye without Issue I Give the said Sum of four hundred pounds at her Decease to Sarah HYDE and her Children and for want of her and for want of her and her Issue to James BARRET and his Issue And all the Rest and Remainder of my Personalty and Effects I Dye possessed of I Give to the Children of my Neices Sarah HYDE and Mary BENNIT at the Discretion of my Executors and at such time as they shall think most proper And it is my Will and Mind that if any of the Legatees herein before named shall our out of any Letigious pretences whatsoever Give any trouble by Law to my Executors in such case I order my said Executors to pay him her or them so offending in the premises one shilling only, in full Barr Discharge and Exclusion of the Legacy or Legacies herein otherwise Given And Lastly I hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint William CHATTERTON of Marple in the County of Chester and my Nephew Ralph HYDE aforesaid to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Hoping they will fulfill the Trusts hereby in the Reposed.  And I hereby Revoke and make void all other and former wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.  And I Do ratifye and confirm this as my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John JACKSON the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament Set my Hand and Seal this Tenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy two and in the Twelth Year of the Reign of the King George the Third.

John JACKSON  J his mark & seap

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his Request and in the presence of one another have Subscribed our Names and Witness thereto before & Signing and Sealing The said John JACKSON  Do hereby Give my Household furniture and Apparrel to my Neices Sarah HYDE and Mary BENNIT  to be Equally divided between them at my Decease in the presence of these Witnesses

Ralph WOOD; Thomas WOOD; Mary WOOD

A True and Perfect Inventory of all the Household Goods furniture Chattels and Credits of John JACKSON of Ludworth in the County of Derby Late Deceased  as [Lately] Valued and Appraised this 11 Day of Septem:  1778

Valued at 920£ 7s 6d  (not transcribed)

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Thomas JACKSON of Mellor: 21 April 1602

In the name of God a men the xiij day of November in the year of our Lord god 1600 I Thomas JACKSON of Mellor wythin the parish of Glossopp and County of darby Sharman Sick in body but of p(er)fect mynd and memory for dread of naturall death that is certain do ordayne declare and make thys my p(er)sonal  will & testament in maner and fform ffolowing that ys to wytt ffirst I gyve and bequeath my soul to almighty God my maker saviour and Redemer trusting through the meritts of his pasion and p(re)cious bloud sheding to be one of the number of his elect and also my body to be buryed in the Chappell Churchyard of meller also it ys my will that my house and ground wheer I now dwell shall remayn to my son Raph JACKSON wyth the lycens of my good meystres meystres STAFFORD of the Bothomes Hall also it ys my wyll that my sayd son Raph JACKSON shall keep Ellyn JACKSON  my wyffe wyth of his [    ] costs and charge wyth house meyt drink, remedy, ffyr wood and other necessaries to her belonging for and during her natural lyfe Itm it ys my wyll that after I am fourth brought my detts payd and all ffunerall and other expenses clerly dyscharged ffynished and done that thos the rest of all my sayd goodes remaying as well [moveable] as [immoveable] together wyth all the detts owing unto me of any p(er)son and p(er)sons I ffreely gyve and bequeath unto my afsayd son Raph JACKSON I make the sayd Raph JACKSON my son my full and lawfull executor to see that thys my sayd wyll be ful fulled these being wytnes of this my sayd wyll John WYLSON and Ellyn JACKSON wyth others

The true Inventorie of all the goods & Cattells moveable & immoveable of Thomas JACKSON of Mellor Deceased prised & valued by [Thomas] RADCLYFF Wilm RADCLYFF Thomas ROBOTHOM Willm JACKSON the xxi daie of november Ano Regn Regine Elyzabeth [      ] [     ] quarto

Imprimis

.

Apparell

xxi s

on cow

xxii s viii d

on kyne

xii s

in Bedding

iii s

in Brasse & pewtr

xxxiii s iiii d

Iron ware

iii s iiii d

bedstock borde & cheire

x s

Two arke on Coffer

x s

on peece of wollen cloothe

xx s

[ ]ion ware

xi s

in Hey

xxvi s viii d

Debts owing by mee the said Thomas JACKSON

.

To thomas HOLLYNWORTH

iii l xii s

to Rogr HOLLINWORTH

xx s

to Margaret WARDE

xiiii s

to Thomas SHUTTLEWORTH

x l i s

to George SHUTTLEWORTH

vii s

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Thomas JACKSON: 17-18 October 1638 Proved: Chesterfld

In the name of god Amen the xxi day of marche in the yeare of our lord god one thousande six hundred thirtie six I Thomas JACKSONN of lillibanke in the countie of Derbie & prshe of Glopp, husbandman being sicke in bodye but in pfect mynd and memorie (I prayse god for it) for feare of naturall deathe wch is certaine doe ordaine, Declare & make, thys my last will & testament in manor and forme following to witt first I geeve and bequeathe my soule into the hands of allmighty god my master, and to Jesus Christ my redeemer trusting through the merits of his most bitter deathe and passion and through his innocent blood sheeding to be one of the members of his elect, and my bodye to be buried in the churchyard of mellor and for the disposing of my temporall goods

as followeth

first it is my will that my wyfe dorthe JACKSONN shall have and or enjoy the one halfe of my p(art) of ground in tarden and of the [  ] ground during her lyfe or so longe as the terme continueth and by son William JACKSONN the other halfe. Ite I geeve to John BRADDOCK my sonne in law & to his wyfe Isabell one tr[     ] hefer in [   ] & full satisfaction of my portion or th[     ] L of my goods [     ] they might [    ] or [     ] after my discease.  Ite I geve to [   ] wm BRADDOCK & to his sister marie ether of them an ewe. Item I geeve to my sister Ellen WYLD xis xid

Ite I geve to gilbert CHARLTON and to his children toowe heaps of mele Ite I geve to Alice godchild xiid also it is my will that after I am forth brought my debts payd, funerall, legacies and expences finished and discharged of my whole goods that she my wyfe dorthe shall have athird p(art) of all my housing tenemet & goods and my sonne William the rest yealding and paying ratable p(or)tions of rents & duties belonging unto it.  Also it is my will that my sonne William shall pay or cause to be payed to his sister Alis JACKSONN the some of fiftie pounds of good and lawfull english money when she dothe acco(m)pl(i)sh the age of toowe and twentie years.  [   ]will[ ] in the yeare of our lord god one thousand six hundred thirtie neene and an orderly [Bed] [suche] a one as is now at my house Also I make my sonne Wm JACKSONNE my true and lawfull executor to see this my will be fulfilled.          

debts that I have owing me

.

Anthonie STAFFORD             

xxxiiis

Elizabeth SHOCROFT                  

xs

by me Thomas JACKSONN

These being wittnes John BOOTH X his marke; Wm STONES X ; Edmund WYLD X his marke

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William JACKSON of Longhurst Lane, Mellor: 1 October 1686

Inventory (see brief will at end)

A true & pfect inventory of ye goods cattels & chattells of William JACKSON of longhurst lane in Mellor in ye Parrish of Glossopp & County of Derbie made & Apprized ye 11th day of October in ye yeare of our Lord god 1686 in ye [    ] yeare of our Soveragne lord King James ye 2nd by us whose names are heare in subscribed

Imp Two cowes one heffer & two Calfes att              

10-00-00

One mare & one coult att

04-00-00

One swine att

01-00-00

One Tenement in Ludworth att

03-00-00

Three beds & beding att

02-00-00

In Linens

00-10-00

In sheepe

03-00-00

In corne & heay

06-00-00

One cupboard & dishboard

00-13-00

In coffers or Chests

00-10-00

In Tables Chears & Stouls

01-00-00

In Brass & pewter

01-00-00

In wooden ware & hine ware

00-06-00

In Iron ware

00-10-00

Two Leades att

00-05-00

In purse & Apparell

05-00-00

Whole sum

38-13-04

Robert JAQUES (of Offerton) – from bond his marke; William THAILOR [Charker] his marke

The Last Will and Testament of ye aforesaid William JACKSON is as ffolloweth only in [if] House of his well beloved wife Imp I give & bequeath unto my wife all my goods [     ] & dead [Cattels] & Chattells fo ye mayntayning of her & bringing up on my children discharging my debt & funeral expenses

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William JACKSON of Mill Brow, Ludworth: 19 April 1745

In the name of God amen the second day of March in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Seconds Reign by ye Grace of God our Great & So Forth Defender of the ffaith And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ffourty ffour come ffive I William JACKSON of Millbrow within Ludworth in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Slator being Sick and Weake of Body but of a Sound Mind and a Disposing Understanding (Praised be God for the Same) Doo make publish Express and Declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and fforme ffollowing (Omitting all fformal Ceremonial and Usual fforms of Words Comonly Comprised in Wills touching and Concerning a  ffuture State Which are of no advantage to the Testator nor the Essential part of a Will) And as for and Concerning my Worldly Estate Which it hath pleased God to bestow upon my I hereby Express and declare my full Will Mind and Intention in that behalfe as ffolloweth And ffirst I will Direct and Appoint that all my just Debts ffunerall Expenses And the Charges of the Probate and Executing hereof be ffirst and principally paid and Discharged out of my Whole Estate by my Executor herein after Named, Also I Give leave and Bequeath Unto John KENERALY my Sister Marys Son the Sume of Twenty pounds to be paid him by my Executor hereafter Named When he Attains Twenty One Years of Age And to Sarah KENERLY Daughter to my Sister Mary the Sume of Twenty pounds to be paid her When she Attains the Age of Twenty one Years or happens to Marry Which Shall ffirst happen, And to the Child my Sister Mary goes [Enseint] with or Pregnant off the like Sume of Ten pounds to be pd by Executor When him or her Arives at ye Age aforsd And it is my Will and Mind that if any of the above Legatees dye before him her or them arives at ye age aforsd his her or their Legacie or Legacies Shall be Equally divided Amongst the Remainder of my of my Sister Marys Children Share and Share alike And I also give my said Sister Mary Twenty Shillings 12 Months after my Decease And it is my ffurther will and Mind that in case my Sd Sister Mary KERERALY be left Widow I hereby give Devise and bequeath unto her for and duringe her Natural life One of the Houses in Mellor I hold in Lease Under Thomas CHETAM of Mellor aforsd Esq. Whether or Which of these Two Dwellings my Brother John thinks proper for her & her Children to Dwell in during her life as aforesd And all the rest residue and Remainder of my Leasehold Cottages Mortgages Bonds Bills Household Goods Cattles Chattells and personal Estate Whatsoever in Whose hands Custody or possession the same or any part thereof shall can or may be found I hereby Give leave Devise and bequeath unto my Brother John JACKSON  his heirs and assigns for Ever, And Lastly I Constitute Nominate and appoint my said Brother John JACKSON full and Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament hopeing and Confiding in him that he will take care to see that these things be done & performed according to this my will & Mind & as I have putt & planed my whole trust & Confidence in him hereby revoking & making void all fformer or other Wills Testaments Legacies & bequests and this to be taken for & as my last Will & Testament & none other In Witness Whereof I the sd Wm JACKSON Testator have hereunto put my hand & seal the day & year ffirst Within Written

Wm JACKSON

signed Sealed published Expressed and Declared for and as ye last Will and Testament of ye sd Wm JACKSON Testator in the presence of us Who Subscribed our Names as Witnessess thereof in the presence of & in the same room with the sd Testator (The word bequeath between the Seventy fourth ye Seventy fifth line on ye 1 Side being ffirst Interline)

John HOLLINGWORTH; John WOOD; [       ] HEGINBOTTOM

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John KERSHAW of Hurst nr Glossop, cotton spinner: 1862

mentions: Robert Hyde BUCKLEY  of Wood End, Saddleworth

Daniel Hyde BUCKLEY

dau Harriett Anne

cousin Saml KERSHAW " my double barrelled gun made by Wesley RICHARDS"

house bought by me off Tho Bowen JONES

August Percy EARLE Solr Manchester

Edward CHORLTON  Clerk

Rev Tho ATKIN of Littlemoor,Glossop; Rev Samuel CLARKSON of Broughton nr Salford

Rhoda WILSON witness; William CONWAY Clerk

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Robert KERSHAW of Whitfield nr Glossop, cotton spinner: 1864

 mentions:

sister Margaret; sister Mary

friend James BOSLEY of Glossop silk manufacturer

mother

Witnesses: J.B.BRACKENBURY Solr of Manchester;  J.D.BARRY; Edward LEWIS   made 1836

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Godfry KINDER of Crowder: 14 October 1713 

In the name of God Amen the twenty seven day of August Anno dom 1713 I Godfry KINDER of Crowder in the pish of Glossop & County of Derbie yeoman, being of pfect Memorye Blessed be God for the same doe Make & Ordaine this my Last will & testement revoking all other in Maner & form following.  first I bequeth my Soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Maker hopeing through the Meretorious death & passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saveour & Redeemer to receve full pardon of my sins, And as for my body to be buried in a Christian Maner.  Item I leave Margaret my wife all my personall Estate, & all my land for the time & tearme of twelve years from the day of my death upon Condition that she shall pay my debts & funerall Expences.  And to John KINDER & William KINDER my two oldest sons either of them one shilling And to Ralph KINDER my other son five shillings.  Item I give my daughter Elizebeth KINDER And to her heres & Assines for ever all my Lands to enter on the one halfe at the end of the tearme afore said, And on the other half at the decease of my wife upon Condition that she pay to Hellen KINDER my daughter ten pounds when shee comes to the age of twenty three years.  And Lastly I Ordaine and apoint Margrett KINDER my beloved wife sole Executrix of this my Last will & Testament in Witness where of I have here unto sett my hand And Seale the day And year A bove written & in the psence of these whose names are here under written

X Godfry KINDER marke & seale

John FFOX; John HIBBERT; Randle HIBBERT

An inventory of the goods Chattells and Cattells of Godfred KINDER in the pish of Glossop & County of Derbie yeoman deceased.  veiwd and praised September the second Anno doni 1713 by us whose names are under written

.

l    s   d

Impri His purse and aparell

01-00-00

Item  a Cow and a calve         

03-00-00

 Item one twinter & two Calves                  

04-00-00

 Item in Corne and Hay                                   

03-10-00

 Item a table & two Cofers                     

00-10-00

 Item fire iron a pot & some other iron Materialls about the fire              

00-06-00

Item two beds                                        

01-10-00

 Item in Husbandry ware                            

00-05-00  

Item in [      ] and [       ] ware               

00-05-00

It: all huselment in & about the house  

00-02-00

Sum total 

14-08-00

John RATCLIFFE; Edward DRINKWATER; Randle HIBBERT

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John KYNDER of Kinder: 9 May 1649

In the name of god Amen I John KINDER of Kinder in the parish of Glossop and Countie of Darbi husbandman not sound in bodie but in perfect memori do ordaine and make this my laste will and testament in maner and forme followinge First I commend [my] [soule] into the hands of almightie god my [Creator] hoppinge [     ] [     ] of Jesus Christe my redeemer to have full pardon of all my [sins] and everlastinge life and my bodie to the [earth] to be buryed [christian] buriall   And for concerninge my temporall estate my [mynde] and will is that my Deptes and funeral expenses be [oute] of whole goods

I give and bequeathe to my Brother in lawe Thomas WAREHURST of Glossop in the Countie of Darbie linen webster all my whole goods Deptes [       ] or [        ] all whatsoever can be [found] belonging to me the said John KINDER he payinge and [discharging] such legacies as here after I shall appointe

Item to my wife Jane KINDER two shillings

Yt    to my Sister Eme the wife of John LINGERD two shillings

Yt    to Thomas HASKINSON of Shelmonton twentie shillings

Yt    to Robert BEARDE the sone of John BERD of Kinder one little [keadle] pan

Yt    to Ellin BEURD Daughter of John BERD of Kinder one Shillinge

Yt    to Elizabeth KINDER of Kinder ye wife of Joh KINDER five shilling

Yt    to Edward DOWNES youngest Daughter one shillinge

Yt    to Anne DOWNES Dwellinge with John BERDE two shillinge

Yt    I do make by brother in lawe Thomas WAREHURST of Glossop my soule executor of this my last wille and testamente giving and bequeathinge to him all the reste of my goods and Chattles whatsoevernot formerlie bequeathed to him his executors administrators or assignes to this my laste will and testamente  I [have]here unto  [put] hand and seale the tenthe daye of January in anno dom 1648

Sealed and Signed in the presence of Thomas HODKINSON; William OFFENTON

A true and perfect inventori of all the goods of John KINDER of Kinder in the parish of Glossop and Countie of Darbi husbandman [Deceased] praised and valued the xxixth of january in anno dom 1648 by William BARBERof Heathe; Heneri HARROP; James HALLE

Inprimis his purse [       ] & apparel              

01-08-00

Item three blankets & one [   ]  two sheetes &        [   ]              

00-14-00

Item for 3 yards of clothe five [       ] of meale      and an oute [         ]

01-02-00

Item Iron ware                                              

00-02-00

Item one litle bead & a litle pane                 

00-01-00

Item for beefe                                               

00-01-00

Item five bords & 2 pare of bedstockes [       ] and a stoule

00-04-00

Item two heafors                                          

00-07-00

Item Deptes wih he hath owing him  of Thomas HODKINSON

12-00-00

Item Deptes wih he oweth to John KINDER of Kinder

00-12-00

Item laid oute for Charges of his funerall expenses

01-00-00

In cleare goods                                       

14-07-00

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John KINDER of Hill House: 21 October 1748

In the name of God Amen. I John KINDER of Hill House in Kinder Hamlet in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby Yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of sound & perfect mind memory and understanding do Make an publish this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following; ffirst I commend my Soule to almighty God my Creator hoping through my Saviour Jesus Christ to have pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit Everlasting Life, And my Body I Comitt to the Earth to be Buryed at the discression of my Executor hereafter Named, And as to the disposition of all such Temporal Estates it hath pleased Allmighty God to bestow upon my I give and dispose thereof as ffollows, ffirst my Will and Mind is that all such Just Debts as I shall owe at my Death together with the Charge of the probate of this my last Will be paid and taken out of my whole Estate, I give devise and bequeath unto my Son John KINDER his Heirs and Assigns for Ever all my ffreehold Estates Lands & premises whatsoever Lying & being in Kinder Hamlet afforesaid, And Likewise I give to my sd Son John KINDER all my personal Estate Goods & Chattles whatsoever  Except one Bead & one Chist [    ] my sd Son John KINDER paying all the Legacyes herein Mentioned and performing this my Last Will, I give to my Wife Mary one Chist and one Bead in the Chamber over the parlor, And five pounds A year (to be paid by my sd Son John) in full sattisfaction of her Thirds & Dower which she might by law have or Claime of or to any of my Estates in Kinder Hamlet afforesd: And it is my Will and Mind that if my Wife Mary doth not Accept of the said five pounds A Year in full satisfaction of all demands whatsoever which she might have or Claime to Any part of my Estates in Kinder aforesaid that she shall have the Afforementioned Chist and no more, I Likewise give to my Wife Mary the parlor and Chamber over it to Dwell and Inhabit in during her Life or so long as She Continues unmarried and Accepts of the said five pounds A year and no Longer, I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Twenty pounds, I Give to my Daughter Mary Twenty pounds, I Give to my Son Ralph twenty pounds, I Give to my Son Nicolas twenty pounds, I Give to my Daughter Ann twenty pounds, And I Give to my Son Joseph twenty pounds to be paid to Each of them when they shall Attain their Ages of Twenty one Years, And it is my Will and Mind that my said Son John KINDER shall Maintain & provide for all my Younger Children Afforementioned with Meat Drink Washing & Lodging until they shall Attain their Age of twenty one Years, and teach all of them to Read in the Bible att his own and his Mothers discression, And Lastly I do make Ordain Constitute and Appoint my sd Son John KINDER and my Wife Mary my Executor & Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this Twenty seventh day of August 1748

John KINDER

Sealed signed published and declared by the Testator in the presence of

Thos: BOOTH; Samuel MARRIOTT; Geo: HIGENBOTTAM

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Joseph KINDER of Highgatehead: 21 April 1763

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph KINDER of Higatehead in the parish of Glossop & County of Derby being in Reasonable Good health of Body and of Sound & perfect mind memory & understanding do make and Ordaine to Writing this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following

First my Will and minde is that all such Just Debts as I shall owe at my Death be paid I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my Loveing Wife Martha KINDER all that my Messuage and Dwellinghouse wherein I now Live at Higatehead aforesd with al its Appurtenances, to dispose of at her own discression, I give to as many of my Cuzon Ralph KINDER lat of Heafield Children as shall be living twelve months after my Decease five shillings Each of them, I give to my Cuzon William BENNETT lat of Kettlesom one shilling, And to his Sister Mary and her three Daughters (which she had by her first Husband) Each of  them five shillings if they be alive twelve months after my decease, Also I give to his Sister Martha one shilling, I Give to George HIGENBOTTAM of Heafield and his Wife Mary Each of them five shillings I give to George BOWDEN ye Elder of Laneside one Guinnea If any of the Legatees above Mentioned happen to Depart this Life before twelve months after my Decease it is my Will & minde that my Wife shall not pay that or those Legacys to their Heirs, All the Rest residue & remainder of all my personal Estate & Effects whatsoever I give to my Wife Martha and I do nominate & Appoint my sd Wife Martha Whole & Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament And I desire the said George HIGENBOTTAM and ye sd George BOWDEN will Assist & direct  In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this 11th Day of January One thousand Seven hundred & fifty three

Joseph KINDER his Mark and Seal

Signed, Sealed published and declared by the Testator in the presents off

George HADFIELD; John HADFIELD Joseph HADFIELD

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Martha KINDER of Highgatehead: 21 April 1763

In the Name of God Amen I Martha KINDER of Highgatehead in the parish of Glossop & County of Derby Widow being in Reasonable Good Health of Body and of Sound and Perfect Mind Memory & understanding Do hereby make publish & declare this my last Will & Testament in Manner and fform ffollowing.  ffirst my Will & Mind is that all such just debts as I shall owe at my Death together with the Charge of my ffuneral and all other Charges Insident to this my last Will be paid and discharged by my Executor and taken out of my Estate, I Give devise & bequeath unto my Nephew William BARBER the younger of Kinder and his Heirs for Ever all that my Dwelling House wherein I now Live and the Gardens and all other the Appurtenances thereunto belonging Likewise I give unto him my Coach Chaire my Cubbord the Bead in the parlor and Beading to it and five pounds in Money Likewise I give unto him one Halfe of my Husbands Close and the other Halfe of all my Husbands Close I give to John STANSBY, I give to my Neices Sarah & Martha BARBER and Margret STANSBY Each of them ffive pounds, I give to my Nephews Thomas & George BOWDEN of Laneside Either of them [five] pounds, I give to George HIGENBOTTAM of Heafield and his Wife Mary Either of them ffifty shillings, I Give to my Brother John WATERHOUSE five shillings, I Give to my Nephew Samuel WATERHOUSE five shillings, I Give to George HADFIELD of Heafield Clother Clother (sic) five shillings.  I Give to Joseph KINDER of Heafield Clother five shillings and I Give unto his Brother Samuel and his Sister Mary Each of them one shilling, I Give to the Rev: Mr BADILEY one Guinea for to preach my ffuneral Sermon, I Give to my Neices Sarah & Martha BARBER and Margret STANSBY all my Wering Appariell and all my Linnen whatsoever to be by my Executors Equally devided to and amongst them Share & Share alike, Likewise I give unto Martha BARBER my Chest which I Bought of my Brother Samuel, I give to my Executors George higenbottam & George BOWDEN Either of them two Guineas all which said Legacys herein by me given it is my Will & Mind that they shall be paid by my Executors within on year next after my Decease or as soon after as my Executors Conveniantly can, all the rest residue & and remainder of all my personal Estate & Effects whatsoever (if any) which is not herein before disposed oft, I do hereby give unto my Sisters Children Mary BARBER & Susanah BOWDEN to be Equally devided to so many of them as shall be Liveing at my decease share & Share alike, And Lastly I do make ordain Constitute and Appoint the before Named George HIGENBOTTAM  o f Heafield, and George BOWDEN of Laneside the Elder Executors of this my Last Will & Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this Twentyth day of April One Thousand seven Hundred & Sixtyone.

Martha KINDER Mark & Seal

Sealed Signed published and declared for and as the last Will of the Testator in the presents of her

Thomas WATERHOUSE; John WATERHOUSE; Elizabeth STAFFORD

A True and perfect Inventory of al & Singular the Goods Chattles personal Estate & Effects which Martha KINDER late of Higatehead in the parish of Glossop & County of Derby Dyed possessed of Vallued & Praised this 29 of Sept 1762

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£   s  d

Her purse and Appariel

20-14-00

One ffire Iron tonngs & other Iron things 

00-02-06

10 Chaires & A Stoole 

00-02-00

One Chest and a Cubord 

00-09-00

One Coach Chaire & a Little coffer

00-07-06

6 pewter Dishes 4 plates 12 spoones 

00-05-00

An Old Table a Stoole and 2 Coffers

00-04-00

4 Small Pinns and A Warmeing Pann 

00-03-00

An Old Bead & Bead close

00-10-00

Three Old Chairs and A Stoole

00-02-00

A Bead and Beading 

00-10-00

An Old Arke A Coffer & A Stoole 

00-05-00

Potts and Hustlement

00-05-00

In Debts owe

71-00-00

In all

99-06-00

Vallued and praised by us the day & year abovesaid as witness our hands John ALLEN; Tho WATERHOUSE

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Nicholas KINDER of Kinder: 6 April 1727

In the Name of God Amen I Nicholas KINDER of Kinderhead in the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby Yeoman being very old infirm in body, But of sound mind & understanding, praised be almighty God for the same, Doe make & publish this my last Will & Testament in maner & forme following, and first & principally I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God, hopeing that the merritts & Intercession of my Blessed redeemer Jesus Christ to receive pardon for all my Sins And my body I desire may be decently buried at the discreson of my Exctor hereafter named and as touching my worldly estate so it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give the same in maner following (that is to say) In the first place I will that all my debts & funeral charges be first discharged out of my reall & personall estate, Item, I give & discharge unto Phillipp KINDER my Nephew the sume of fforty pounds upon this Condition & not otherwise that he pay to my Exctor hereafter named the sume of seaventy four pounds that he now owes me, Or in default of payment of the sd sume stated in the line above to my executor hereafter named, John [           ] wholly [    ] draw & like away the sd Legacy of fforty pounds, & hereby give  & devise to the sd Phillipp on shilling in full of the before devise of fforty pounds  Item I give & bequeath unto my Nephew Jno KINDER, All my messuages Land tenements & hereditaments whatsoever & wheresoever that I now [soived] & possess off [  ] in the Kingdom of Great Brittain To Hold to the sd Jno KINDER his heires & assigns forever Upon Condition, that he the sd Jno KINDER his heires do [    ] or [  ] [  ] or some of them doo pay the sume of fforty pounds out of the same in manner following (to witt) unto his brother & my Nephew Ralph KINDER the sume of Twenty pounds parte of the sd fforty pounds, & the remaining Twenty pounds unto Elizabeth SHIRT wife of Saml SHIRTof Hayfield Blacksmith [  ] sd last Sumes I will that the sume be paid [with] in Twelve months after my death, Item I give unto Elizabeth ANDREW of Howlane ffive shillings, And unto Sarah PADLEY wife of Wm PADLEY near Handley ffive shillings Item I give unto Ralph KINDER