Totley History Group
Totley History Group

Wills and Inventories

List of Wills

1 Barber, John of Hallfield (-1706)

2 Barton, Hannah of Dore (1749-1813)

3 Booth, Matthew Booth of Totley (-1684)

4 Bullocke, Richard of Totley (-1667)

5 Buntin, Edward of Totley (-1741)

6 Dalton, Edward of Totley (-1672)
7 Dalton, Edward of Totley (-1738)
8 Dalton, Edward of Totley (-1762)
9 Dalton, Edward of Totley Bents (1738-1829)
10 Dalton, Godfrey of Totley (1743-1820)
11 Dalton, Henry of Totley (-1750)
12 Dalton, Henry of Totley (1743-1813)
13 Dalton, John of Totley (1744-1823)
14 Dalton, Thomas of Totley (-1715)
15 Dalton, William of Totley (-1784)

16 Dow, William of Totley (-1738)

17 Elliott, Henry of Dore (-1798)

18 Elliott, Henry of Dore (-1831)
19 Fisher, Robert of Totley (-1737)

20 Flint, John of Dore (-1790)

21 Flint, John of Dore (1785-1854)

22 Flint, William of Dore (1755-1837)

23 Fox, John of Dore (-1764)
24 Greaves, Anne of Totley Bents (-1746)

25 Greaves, George of Totley Bents (-1704)

26 Greaves, Henry of Dore (-1711)

27 Greaves, Richard of Totley Bents (-1705)

28 Greaves, Robert of Totley Bents (-1631)

29 Greaves, Robert of Totley Bents (-1721)

30 Green, Christopher of Totley (-1698) inventory only

31 Green, Jonathan of Totley (-1802)

32 Green, Joshua of Totley (-1737)

33 Green, Joshua of Totley (-1789)

34 Green, William of Totley (1759-1827)

35 Green, William of Totley (1757-1843)

36 Grisedale, John of Totley Bents (-1729)

37 Hattersley, William of Owler Bar (1787-1846)

38 Hattersley, William of Owler Bar (1823-1856)

39 Lee, Thomas of Dore (1755-1821)

40 Littlewood, Joshua of Totley (-1729)

41 Martin, Lionel of Totley (-1697)

42 Newbould, Robert of Totley (-1619)
43 Pinder, Peter of Dore (1791-1844)
44 Pinder, Peter of Dore (1754-1830)
45 Pinder, Peter of Moorwoods  (1757-1830)
46 Pinder, Robert of Totley Bents (1723-1799)
47 Pinder, Samuel of Moorwoods (1767-1819)

48 Raworth, Michael of Totley Bents (-1662)

49 Rawworth, Francis of Totley Bents (-1678)

50 Stephenson, William of Dore (-1653)

51 Stevenson, Robert of Totley (-1727)

52 Turner, Joseph of Dore (1738-1819)

53 Unwin, John of Dore (-1736)

54 Unwin, John of Dore (-1783)

55 Unwin, William of Dore (1804-1837)

56 Ward, John of Dore (1776-1840)

57 Webster, Sarah of Totley (-1751)

58 Woodhouse, Grace of Totley (-1680)

59 Woodhouse, Ralph of Totley (-1704)

60 Wuddus, Thomas of Totley (-1594)

61 Wyld, Thomas of Totley (1770-1819)

62 Yellott, Henry of Totley (-1618)

 

The Dore Village Society booklet ...Seke in Body But Hole in Mynd... (1990) has an excellent Glossary of obsolete words appearing in local wills and inventories. 

 

Will of John Barber of Hallfield (-1706)

In the name of god Amen I John Barbar of hallfeeld in the countey of Derbey and parish of Dranfeeld Taylor being week In body but of sound mind and good and perfeckt memory the nint day of Septembar in the fifthyear of the raigne of our souveraigne Lady Anne by the grace of god over England Scotland France and Ireland etc and in the year of our Lord 1706: doe make this my Last will and testament in manar and form folowing, 


first I commend my soull into the hands of god my creator hoaping that when it shall peas him to disolve my soull and body that my soull through Jesus christ shall find Ackceptance with him and my body I comit unto the earth to bee intered at the discretion of my executrix Decently, and at the resorextion by vertue of the power of christ my Lord it shall be reunited unto my soull and made fuly hapy in the inioyment of him unto all eternity, 
And touching such worldly estate as the Lord in his goodness hath Blesed me with my mind and will is that my funerall charges and just debts shall be paid, Item it is my mind and will that Margaret my well beloved wife shall have the settlement which I am now upon coled the hoefield and the Lee medow with all the Catell Cows hefars horses sheep Corne and all my stock qick and dead thearupon mentioned and not mentioned togethar with all the profits arising out of the farme coled Barber feilds upon which William Greaves now Liveth together with my title unto a peece of Land Lying near unto dore comonly caled by the name of stors with all the profits that shall arise from thence with the profits that shall arise out of the woke Mill hard by or near unto Sheffeild with the Land and Cutlers wheell belonging unto it during the term of this present lease, And at the expiration therof my mind and will is that John Barbar my well beloved soon shall have the tenant wright therof his said mother paying the fine and that hee the said John Barbar shall pay unto Elizabeth Eleanor Gertrude Margaret and Eliezer Children of the above mentioned John Barbar now weak the sum of twenty pounds a peece that is to say unto Ellizabeth twenty pound when hee the said John Barbar shall have been in poseshon of the said woke mill two hole years and unto Eleanor twenty pound and unto Gertrude twenty pound and unto Margaret twenty pound and unto Eliezer twenty pound when theas four Last mentioned shall atain the age of twenty one years ould eche of them of corant money of England and if any of them hapen for to dye before the shall atain unto those years above mentioned then my mind and will is that the moneys belonging unto him or her so dying shall goe unto the rest of the above surviving children mentioned that hath a relation unto the above mentioned hundred pound to be eqaly divided amongst them wich the said John Barbar is to pay unto them out of the said woke mill with the Apportences belonging unto it And it is my mind and will fordar that if Eduard Barber my well beloved soon hapen for to set up the trade of a dyar in or near unto Sheffield that the said John Barbar my soon being setled at the woke mill shall mill all the clothe or stufe that hee the said Eduard shall have acashon for to be woked or miled twopence at the shilling cheapar then the comon raet that other dyars payeth, it is my mind and will fordar that Eduard Barbar my soon should work three of four years Jorney work before hee set up the said trade of a dyar and if hee bee a good husband and be hopefull to doo well it is my mind that Margaret my wife should put fifty or sixty pound into his stock whethar shee thinketh fit for to incorige him in the managing the said trade of a dyar hee the said Eduard giving unto Margaret my said wife and his mother sufichent security for the said sum which shee shall soo intrust him with, and all the rest of my estate mentioned and not mentioned I give unto the said Margaret my well beloved wife for and touards the bringing up and Education of my said children making and constituting her Excekatrix of this my Last will and testament Inioyning Robert Crookes of Sheffeild sisarsmith and Robert Spooner of Sheffield Cuttler Trustees and overseers In whome I repose my sure trust and confidence that the will see this my Last will and testament performed and fulfiled In wittnes I have hearunto put my hand and seall the day and year above written and do acknouledg this to be my Last will and testament in the presence of [insert on] us [insert off] who sow the said John Barbar seall and sien and heard him acknouledg this same to be his Last will and testament.

 

[Signed] John Barbar

 

[Signed] John Pillington his mark
             Abigail Marsh her mark
             Sarah James her mark

 

 

[page two]
September 27 1706
The Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of John Barber of Halfield in the parish of Dranfield and County of Derby lately deceased Apprised by us whose names are hereunder written


Imprimis Purse and apparrell £3. 0s. 0d.
In the house one Range 3 pair Tongues and a fire shovell a table £0. 12s. 0d.
3 long Spitts 2 hanging Spitts 2 beef forks £0. 6s. 8d.
Three Candlesticks £0. 1s. 6d.
one warming pan 1 Skellitt one saucepan 1 Scummer 1 brass ladle £0. 9s. 0d. 
One Clock and Case £3. 10s. 0d.
Three Ovall Tables £2. 10s. 0d.
One Cloths Press one Counter 8 chears 1 fork 8 Chears 1 Buffett £2. 14s. 2d.
In the Parlour one Feather bed £1. 10s. 0d.
one Range One Stand bed with hangings and bedhilling  
3 Blankets 1 fetherbed one boulster 2 pillows Mattrice and Cord £5. 1s. 6d.
One half headed bed 1 fetherbed 2 pillows 1 bedhilling and 2 blankets £2. 0s. 0d.
one Trundle bed one Chaff bed and other furniture £1. 0s. 0d.
Four Chairs 1 Table Closestooll and pan £1. 7s. 0d.
One Trunke and a frame one looking glass £0. 16s. 0d.
five Silver Spoons £2. 0s. 0d.
In the upper parlour one Stand bed with furniture £1. 16s. 0d.
one Table 2 Chests and 1 Trunke £0. 13s. 4d.
In the Buttery one Safe 6 barrels 3 Tubs 1 Dressor 1 Kitt 4 bowls one flesh Kitt one Kimnell £3. 0s. 0d.
In the Kitching one Range a payr of Frogs 1 Scummer 1 payr of Tongues one Gally bowke £1. 0s. 0d.
One payr of brigs and Cob Irons &and2 Tosting forkes £0. 4s. 0d.
Three Brass potts 4 brass pans £2. 13s. 4d.
Three Iron pott 1 Iron pott £2. 0s. 0d.
one Chest one Chayr one Chees press £0. 10s. 8d.
Two flaskits 2 Kitts 1 Looking glass £0. 8s. 0d.
Two forms 1 hanging one Dresser £0. 5s. 0d.
Two smoothing Irons 2 heaters and certain Knives £0. 3s. 0d. 

In the Chamber over the nether parlour
one Stand bed with furniture belongeing to it £4. 0s. 0d.
one Chest of Drawers 2 Tables £2. 0s. 0d.
1 Chest 2 Rugs 6 Cushions and certain window hangings £2. 3s. 4d.
one Cradle 2 Chayrs and 1 Screen £0. 7s. 8d.
one other Chest with certain bedding £7. 0s. 0d.
Two buffets 2 boulsters & 4 pillows £1. 15s. 0d. 
In the Chamber over the upper parlour 1 half headed bed & bedding £0. 12s. 0d.
One Chest one Range 2 frogs £0. 10s. 0d.
Eleven stone of pewter at 9s 4d a stone £5. 2s. 8d.
one new payr of Blanketts £0. 12s. 0d.
Item for Linnings £15. 0s. 0d.
15 stone of wooll £5. 5s. 0d.
one Bedstead 6 Chairs one Meall Chest £2. 7s. 0d.
five Cows one Bullock 2 heifers £18. 0s. 0d.
One Mair one horse £3. 0s. 0d.

[page three]
One New Cart two payr of Geers £3. 5s. 0d.
one plow and 3 harrows £0. 15s. 0d.
other husbandry Geer £0. 10s. 0d.
one gablock and certain lead potts £0. 8s. 0d.
one payr of Quirnes £3. 0s. 0d. 
one hundred and 60 sheep at 3s a sheep £24. 0s. 0d.
The profits of the Wash mill with the Appurtenances to it £150. 0s. 0d.
The profitts of the Barber fields £40. 0s. 0d.
profitts of Hall field farme £10. 0s. 0d.
profitts of the Storrs £15. 0s. 0d.
For Huslements £2. 0s. 0d.
Total of this Inventory £355. 0s 10d.

 

Debts Due to the Deceased £28. 0s. 0d.
Debts due from the deceased £50. 0s. 0d.

 

[Signed] Anthony Rotherham
             Robert Crooks
             Francis Barber
         Robert Spooner

Will of Hannah Barton of Dore (1749-1813)

This is the Last Will and Testament of Me Hannah Barton of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield and in the County of Derby Widow First I Will and direct that all my Just Debts be paid by My Executor herein after named, Also I desire (agreeable to the humble desire of my late Husband by his last Will) and pray that His Grace the Duke of Devonshire or his Agents would be pleased to admit my Nephew John Unwin to the possession and Tenant right of the Cottage House together with the two Crofts and Garden hereunto belonging And Also the possession and Tenant right of the Farm and Corn Mill all which I now hold under his Grace the Duke of Devonshire for and in Consideration of his faithful services rendered to me in my Widowhood and state of Great Infirmity and also of very large sums of Money which he has been led to advance in the rebuilding and otherwise repairing the Corn Mill and which I humbly hope they will do Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew John Unwin all my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever for his sole Use and benefit And I do hereby Constitute and appoint the said John Unwin sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Hannah Barton 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 one thousand eight hundred and eleven

 

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Said Hannah Barton the Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses

 

[Signed] Hannah Barton

 

[Signed] John Unwin Junr.
             Ann Pinder  

Will of Matthew Booth of Totley (-1684)

In the name of god Amen the Seven of Agust in the year 1680 of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second of England Scotland France and Ireland King and defender of the feath. I Mathew Both of Totle in the parish of Dronfield and Conty of Darby husbandman being Sike in body but of good and parfect memory prases bee to Almighty god and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto deth when it shall please god to call Doe make Constitute ordeane and declare this my last will and testament in maner and forme as following revoking and disav-olling by these presents all and every testiment and will .. forever for this my last will and testiment and .. other and first Being penitent and Sory from the Botom of my heart for my Sinns past most humbly desireing forgivenes of all my Sinns ... and committe my soule unto all mighty god my saviour and redeemer in whom and by the merrits of Jesus Christ I trust and .. assuredly to bee saved to have to have full remission and forgeiveness of all my Sinns and that my soule at the generall day of resurrection shall rise again with Joy and through the merrits of Christ death and passion possess and injoy the Kingdom of heaven prepared for his .. and ... and my body to bee buried in such a where it shall plea-se my Excecutores hereafter named to apoint and now for the setleing of my temporall Estate and such goods and Chattells as it hath pleased god far above my desarts to bestow upon mee I doe orden give and bestow the same in maner and forme following Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Richeard Greaves my Sonne in law sixpence Item In give and bequeath unto Davide Bothe all my Close and the Som of Twelve pence Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Bothe the Some of of Twelve pence Item I give to Al?? Bothe the Some of Twelve pence Item I give to Frances Green the Some of sixpence Item I give to all that I am uncill? to Twelve pence apice Item my will and mind is that all the rest of my goods and Chatels ungiven I leave to my wife and shee to bee my Sole and full Executric of this my last will and Testament and I Doe hereby utterly revoke and disavoll all former wills legacies and bequests by mee at any time before the date hereof had made named willed or bequeathed in witnes thereof I the Sead Mathew Bothe to this my last will and Testment have putt my hand and Seale the day and yeare abovesaid 1680

 

Sealed and delivered in the (presence) of

 

[Signed] Mathew Boothe his marke
  
[Signed] Lionell Marton his mark
             Al.. Marton
             William Taylor 


A true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goodes and Chateles of Matthew Booth of Totle in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Husbandman made taken and apprised by us James Britland John Potts the twenty third dayee of Aprill in the Six and thirtith yeare of the Raigne of our Sovreaigne Lord Charles the Second by the Grace of God King of England and in witness where of we have hereto set our handes the day and year above writen Anno Dom 1684

 

Imprimis His purse and apparill at £2. 10s. 0d.
In the house two little tables two Chayres one Chest and one bed att £2. 0s. 0d.
In the parlor one Chest one little Table att £0. 5s. 6d.
In the Chamber one pair of beddstocks two Chests att £1. 10s. 6d.
In the Buttery two Chestes Six pouter dishes on Salt one Candlestick one Copper pan one pot one Kettale att £1. 19s. 2d.
Two Cowes one Calfe one old mare apprised att £6. 5s. 0d.
fifteene Sheep att £2. 15s. 0d.
one Iron pot one skellet with all other huselment apprised att £0. 10s. 0d.
The whole Sum of the Severall goods in the inventory by apprisement and vallu amounts to the sum of £17. 15s. 2d.

[Signed] James Britland his mark
         John Potts     

Will of Richard Bullocke of Totley (-1667)

In the name of God Amen the Second day of February in the year of our Lord Accordinge to the Account used in England one thousand sixe hundred Sixty and five I Richard Bullocke of Totley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby yeoman beinge of sound body and good and perfecte memory praised bee Almighty god doe make constitute and appoint this to bee my Last Will and Testament in Manner and forme followeing First I bequeath my Soule into the hands of Allmighty god whoe First gave mee both it and my beinge hopeinge that hee will receive it into the armes of his protection through the merritts of Jesus Christ my blessed redeemer and att last will place it with all that are departed in a true Faithe in eternal blisse and happinesse for evermore And as concerninge my body I leave it to be Intered at the Discretion of my executor and Friends And as ... such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bestowe uppon mee I give devise and bequeath the same as Followes Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Greenewood of Dronfield in the County of Derby ... my Sonne in Lawe the Summe of Fifty pounds Item I give unto Martin Greenewood Sonne of the Said Thomas Greenewood the Summe of three score poundes to be paid unto him when hee shall accomplish the age of Twenty and one yeares Item I give and bequeath unto Gartrude Greenewood Daughter of the Said Thomas Greenewood the Somme of one hundred poundes Item I give and bequeath unto Robert Greenewood Sonne of the Said Thomas the Sume of one hundred poundes Item I give devise and bequeath into Edward Greenewood Sonn of the Said Thomas Greenewood all my Freehold Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever within the County of Derby aforesaid which I have either By Mortgage or by any other conveyance or assurance whatsoever from any person or persons To have and to hould the same unto him the said Edward his heires and assignes for ever Also all the rest and residue of my goods Cattle and Chattells whatsoever not hereby bequeathed [insert on] I give [insert off] unto the said Edward Greenewood whom I make Sole and ounly executor of this my Last Will and Testament whome I doe require and assuredly hope that hee will See this my Last Will and Testament Duly and truly executed and performed accordeinge to the true intent and meaneinge of these presents And I doe hereby Declare and publish this to bee my Last Will and Testament revokeinge all other Wills heretofore by mee made In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare First above written: 1665

 

[Signed] Richard Bullocke his marke

 

Sealed signed and published in the presence of

 

[Signed] Jane Wilkinson
             George Newbolde  

Will of Edward Buntin of Totley (-1741)

In the name of god Amen the 31 of May 1741 according to the Computation of the Church of England I Edward Buntin of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Darby being of Perfect Memory and Remembrance Praised be god for it do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in maner and form followi-ng First I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Maker Hoping through the Meritorious Death and Pasion of Jesus Christ My only Saviour and Redeemer to Receive free pardon for all my Sins and as for my body to be buried in Christian Burial at the Descretion of my Executrix hereafter Nominated First I Give unto My Son John the Sum of thirty seven pound ten shilings I give to My Son Jeremy the sum of ten pound I give to my Son Charles the Sum of two pound ten shilings I give to my Son Samuell the Sum of five pound I give to my Son Edward the Sum of thirty Seven pound ten Shilling-s I give to Sarah the Daughter of Jeremy the sum of one pound I give to Hanah the Daughter of Samuell the Sum of five pound All the Rest of my Goods and the rent of my Land I give to Anne my wife for term of Life and then my Son John and my Son Edward to have them Devided betwixt them Equly upon Condition that Shee Shall pay My Legacies and Make her Sole Executrix of this My Last Will and Testament in Witness I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal 

 

[Signed] Edward Buntin his Mark and Seal

 

Witness

 

[Signed] Samuell ..oton
             Mathew Carter
             Hanah Barker her Mark

Will of Edward Dalton Senior of Totley (-1672)

In the name of god Amen the twenty fourth day of may in the twenty fourth year of the raine of our souvraigne Lord King Charles the second of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the faith and one thousand six hundred and seventy and two I Edward Dalton senior of Totley in the p(ar)ish of Dronfield and County of Derby Husbandman Being sick in body but of good and perfect memory... God And ..... of transitory Life and that all flesh must yield into Death when it shall please God To Call, Do make constitute ordaine and declare this my Last Will and Testament. In manner and forme following revoking and Annulling by these efforts all and every Will and Will and Testament and Testaments by me heretofore made or declared other by words deeds or Writeing and this is to be taken for my Last Will and testament and none other And first being penitent and sory from the bottom of my heart for my sinns past Most humbly desireing forgiveness ffor the same I comit my soul to Almighty God my Saviour and reedemer in Whom by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust Assuredly to be saved and to have full remission and forgiveness of all my sinns and that my soul with my body at the gen-erall Day of resurrection shall rise again with Joy and through Christ's Death and passion possess and inherit the Kingdown of Heaven prepared for ..... and chosen And my body to be buried in such a place where it shall please my Executors Hereafter named to Apoint And now for the settling of my temperall Estate and such Goods and Chattles as it hath pleased God far above my desert to bestow upon me I do order and bestow them in manner and form following Imprimiss I leave unto my oldest son Edward Dalton the sume of six pound and six shillings and eight pence and the Rankill Storth Stubbin (?) and Sowerdorkdole (?) paying five pounds a year and all Lays and Taxes Due to e(i)ther King Church and or Constable or poor and if he think it dear to .. it into the Executors hereafter named Item I leave to my son John the sume of one shilling Item I leave to my sons Thomas and James Dalton all my Lands and Houses at Coleaston paying my wife three pounds a year dureing her life. Item I leave to my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth now wife to Samuel Baxter the sume of Twenty Shillings Item I leave to my Daughter Jane now wife to George Harison the sum of one pound Item I leave to my own Daughter Mary the sume of one and Twenty pounds, Item I leave to my daughter Robertha the sume of one and twenty pounds and two ew(e)s? to goe forward and the profit of them. Item I leave My Wife and my two sons Thomas and James to be my Executors of this my Last will and Testament And Anthony Woodhouse and James Brittland to be my supervising of the same In witness whereof I set to my hand and seal the day and year first about written 1672.

 

(Signed) Edward Dalton His Mark

 

(Signed) Ralph Woodhouse His Mark
             George Stevenson 

Will of Edward Dalton of Totley (-1738)

In the name of God Amen the ninth day of March and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight: I Edward Dalton of Tottley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby from Being weak of Body but of sound mind and Good memory prayed to God for the same and Considering the Certainty of Death and the ... of the kind of Death Do make this my last Will and Testament .. and forms following (That is to say) First I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and free commission of all my sins and be saved by the previous Death and merits of my blessed saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus and my Body to the Earth from where it was taken to be buryed in  .... and Christian manner as to my Executor hereafter named shall think fitt and as for such worldly Estate as God of his mercy hath been pleased to bestow upon me I Give Devise and bequeath of the same as follows first my will and mind is that all my Debts funeral Carriage and Expenses shall be paid and Discharged by my Executor from my Will and mind is that my Dear and Loving wife Mary Dalton shall have a homestead[?] with my son William Dalton so long as they can agree to be together and if they cannot abide to be together my will and mind is that my son William shall pay unto my D[ear] Loving wife Mary Dalton five pounds a year yearly and every year untill my Brother Samuel Dalton .. to Ex.. which he hath in the Miln..ars and then I Give unto my D[ear] wife the rents issues and profits of the .. Miln..ars During her naturall Life and all the D... of my wife I Give and bequeath the beforesaid Miln..ars unto my son Edward Dalton and his Heirs upon that condition that my son Edward Dalton shall pay unto his four sisters each of them fifteen pounds .. and to pay unto his Brother William Dalton .. pounds all of Good and lawful money of Great Brittain to be paid within Twelfe months after the Decease of my Loving wife Mary Dalton.. I Give and bequeath unto my loving son William Dalton the Tenant right of my farm whereon I now live with the .. and abrobation of my Landlord together with all my personall Estate both .. and .. whatsoever and wheresoever in what kind and nature soever but if in case that my son William Dalton be frustated[?] of my farm through the disobeying of my will then I Give and bequeath unto my son William Dalton the Miln..ry and I order him to sell the same and pay his sisters their portions and I Do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my son William Dalton sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid

Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us

 

(Signed) Edward Dalton

 

(Signed) Samuel ...
             Joseph Green (his mark)
             Ralph Woodhouse 

 

         
[page two]         
An Inventory of His Goods Chattels sub.. and personal Estate of Edward Dalton of Totley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Made March fifteenth 1738.

 

Item His purse and apparell £2. 0s. 0d.
Item three Old Horses £9. 0s. 0d
Item Two Cows Two Calfes and one Stirk £9. 15s. 0d.
Item one and forty sheep £9. 10s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Dwelling house
Item one range with the fire showell and tongs £0. 6s 8d.
Item Two Little Tables six old Chairs one warming pan £0. 11s. 6d.
Item one Iron pott one Skollott and Two Skumers £0. 4s. 6d.
Item Ten pewter Dishes Eight plates six porringers £0. 19s. 04d.  

 

Goods in the Parlor
Item one Bed and Beding thereunto belonging £1. 6s. 8d.
Item Two Little Tables Four Old Chairs One Old Cubbord £0. 5s. 0d.
Item one little range one Little Chest 2 pewter plate tankard £0. 5s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Chamber over the parlor
Item Two Beds and Beding thereunto belonging £1. 15s. 0d.
Item Three Chests one Trunk one old Chair £0. 16s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Chamber over the house
Item one Bed and Beding belonging to itt £0. 18s. 0d.
Item Two Old desks and one old .. £0. 6s. 0d.
Item in the Little Parlor one old Bed £0. 8s. 0d.
Item in the Buttrey one Churn Two Barrells 
On Loom and one Cimnell £0. 12s. 0d.
Item Two Kitts and some milk vessels £0. 3s. 8d.
Husbandry Gair One Cart one plow and pair of Harrows £3. 0s. 0d.
Item Gairs for three horses and one old .. £0. 14s. 04d.
Item some Corn thresht and unthresht  £2. 1s. 6d.
Item Hustlement Lumber Goods in Door and without not before valued or mentioned £0. 2s. 8d.
[Sum Total] £45. 5s. 4d

 

Prized and valued by us whose names are hereunto subscribed

 

[signed] Henry Dalton
             Robert Pinder 

Will of Edward Dalton of Totley (-1762)

In the Name of God Amen I Edward Dalton of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman being in reasonable Health of Body and Sound and Disposing Mind, Memory and understanding, praised be to God, Do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First I will that my Just Debts The legacys hereinafter by me Given and Bequeathed and also my funeral expenses shall be paid and satisfied by my Executrix herein after named out of my Estate and Effects, Also I Give and Bequeath unto my only son Henry Dalton the sum of Ten pounds to be paid to him by my Daughter Anne (the Wife of Samuel Hill of Totley aforesaid Clock Maker) my Executrix herein after named within Twelve months next after my Decease in full of what he can? or may claim out of my Estate, Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Frances (the Wife of Joseph Turner of Dore in the parish of Dronfield aforesaid Lead Smelter) the sum of one Guinea in full of what she can or may claim out of my Estate and Effects, Also my Will and mind is and I hereby Give and Bequeath unto my said daughter Anne, The possession and Tenant right of in and to the Cotage or Tenement where I know live in Totley aforesaid with the Outhouses, Buildings, Gardens, Crofts, tenements and appurtenances thereto belonging and enjoyed therewith and for which I am Tenant to the Right Honourable Francis Lord Middleton And I Humbly Desire that immediately from and after my Decease the said Samuel Hill and Anne his Wife may be admitted and ... Tenants thereto and to Every Part thereof by the said Lord or his Steward, And Lastly, I Give and Bequeath All and Every my Goods, Cattle, Chattels Ready Money, Money at Interest and upon S..ily and All and Every .. my personal Estate whatsoever and of what kind or Nature soever (not hereinbefore by me Given or Disposed of) unto my said Daughter Anne her Executors, Administrators and Assigns She and they paying and Discharging thereout All and Every my Just Debts The Legacys hereinbefore by me Given and Bequeathed And also my funeral expenses An I do hereby Nominate, Constitute and Appoint her my said Daughter Anne Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and Declaring Void All former Wills heretofore by me made In Witness whereof I the said Testator Edward Dalton have to this my last Will and Testament putt my hand and seal the eighth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty two.

Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Testator Edward Dalton as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us

 

(signed) Edward Dalton

 

(signed) Gero Gardiner
             William Hardy Junior

 

Will of Edward Dalton of Totley Bents (1738-1829)

This the last Will and Testament of me Edward Dalton of Totley in the parish of Dronfield on the County of Derby Farmer, First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses, and the expenses of proving my Will be paid by my Executor hereinafter named. I give and bequeath unto my three children Edward Dalton of Sheffield, Sarah Popplewell of Manchester and Keturah Elliott of Dore the sum of Ten pounds each to be paid to them out of my personal estate and the end of twelve months next following and after my Decease, and in case any of my said children shall happen to be dead, then I direct that the share or shares of such child or children so dying shall be paid to their lawful Issue in equal shares and proportions. Also I give Devise and bequeath unto my son William Dalton all those Freehold House, Garden and two crofts, with the outbuildings and all appurtenances to the same belonging situate at Totley Bents, and now in the possession of George Radcliffe, to Hold to him my said son William Dalton his heirs and assigns for ever. I give and bequeath unto to my said son William Dalton all other my Real and personal Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever his Heirs Executors and administrators. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint him my said son William 

 

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Dalton sole Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all former wills heretofore by me made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal this twenty-first day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Dalton the 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 as witness thereto

 

(Signed) Edward Dalton

 

(Signed) John Unwin
             John Swift
             John Unwin Junior 
         

Will of Godfrey Dalton of Totley (1743-1820)

In the Name of God Amen, I Godfrey Dalton of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Farmer being indisposed in body but of sound and disposing Mind Memory and understanding praised be God for the same do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I will order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses and the expenses of proving this my Will and the Legacies hereinafter mentioned shall be paid and discharged by my Executor James Dalton or his Executor or Administrator Also I give and devise unto my Son John Dalton the sum of

 

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Ten pounds to be paid at the expiration of twelve calendar months next after my decease but in case he shall happen to die before he receives the said sum of ten pounds then the said sum of Ten pounds shall be paid to his Child but if he hath more Children than one then the said ten pounds to be divided amongst all his Children share and share alike Also I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Dalton Ten pounds at the expiration of two years next after my decease but in case he shall happen to die before he receives the said Sum of Ten pounds 

 

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then the said sum of ten pounds shall be paid to his Child but if he hath more Children than one then the said ten pounds to be divided amongst all his Children share and share alike Also I give and bequeath unto my son Godfrey Dalton the sum of ten pounds at the expiration of three years next after my decease but in case he shall happen to die before he receives the said Sum of Ten pounds then the said Sum of Ten pounds shall be paid to his Child but if he hath more Children than one then the said ten pounds to be divided amongst all his Children share and

 

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share alike Also I give and bequeath unto my Son James Dalton and to his Executors and Administrators two cottage houses a Croft and a Smithy situate at Totley aforesaid and also a Building situate at or near the top of Totley Moss commonly called or known by the name of the Shooting House by and with the Consent of Lord Middleton Lord of the Manor of Totley aforesaid Also I give and bequeath unto my said Son James Dalton and to his Executors and Administrators All my household Goods and furniture Quick

 

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Quick and dead Stock Horses Beasts Sheep Carts Plows Harrows and all my other farming Implements used in husbandry Money in hand and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever Also I give and devise unto my said son James Dalton and to his Executors and Administrators the Tenant right and possession of a certain Farm I hold under Samuel Shore Esquire by and with the consent of my Landlord Samuel Shore Esquire aforesaid And Lastly I do hereby

 

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nominate constitute and appoint my said son James Dalton sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Godfrey Dalton the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this Tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen 

 

Godfrey Dalton [Mark] .

 

Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Testator Godfrey Dalton as and for his

 

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last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses to the same.

Mary Lowe Gregory
Thomas Booker
William Lowe
  

Will of Henry Dalton of Totley (-1750)

In the Name of God Amen I Henry Dalton of Totley in the County of Derby Blacksmith being of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be Almighty God for this am I) Do make, publish and Declare this my last Will and Testament in Maner and form following that is to say, First I will that the Annuity and Legation hereinafter by me Given and Devised and also my Funeral Expenses shall be paid and Satisfyed by my Executor hereinafter named, Also I give and Bequeath unto my son Joseph Dalton the Sum of Ten pounds, Also I Give and Bequeath unto my daughter Sarah, the Wife of Henry Elliott of Totley aforementioned, Victualler, the Sum of Fifteen pounds and to my son Benjamin Dalton I Give and Bequeath the Sum of One Shilling in full of what he can or may claim Out of my personal Estate, Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Sarah Dalton All those my Two Beds with the Bedding and Furniture and thereunto respectively belonging, and also a Clock, A Corner Cupboard, A Long Settle, an oval Table, One Chest, a Landiron and Grate, Also I Give, Devise and Bequeath unto her my said Wife Sarah One Annuity or yearly Sum of Three pounds Sterling, the sum to be paid to her and her assigns by my Son and Executor hereinafter named, for and during the Term of her Natural Life by four equal quarterly payments The First payment thereof to .. and be payable at or upon the Expiration of the first Three Months that shall next happen after my decease, Lastly I Give and Bequeath All and Every my Goods, Cattle, Chattels, Farms, Possessions, Ready Money, Money at Interest and upon Security's Bonds, Credits, effects and other my personal Estate wheresoever or of what kinds soever, unto my Son Thomas Dalton his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, He paying my just Debts, the annuity and Legations herein before by me given and Devised, and also my Funeral Expenses, and I Do hereby Nominate, Constitute and Appoint him my said Son Thomas Dalton Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all Former Wills heretofore by me made, In Witness whereof I the said Henry Dalton have to this my last Will and Testament putt my Hand and Seal this Third day of November in the year of Our Lord 1750. 

 

Signed, Sealed, published and Declared by the said Testator Henry Dalton to be his last Will and Testament, In the presence of

 

(signed) Henry Dalton His Mark

 

(signed) William Green
             William Dalton          

Will of Henry Dalton of Totley (1743-1813)

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Henry Dalton of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Farmer made this twenty sixt day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven in manner and form following that is to say first I do will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid by my Executors herein after named Also I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth Dalton all that my Freehold Close piece or parcel of Land commonly called or known by the name of the Brest Barn now in my own possession Lying or being near Totley in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby aforesaid for and during the term of her natural life in case she shall continue my Widow and unmarried but in case she shall happen to marry again then I give and devise the said freehold Close unto my Brother George Dalton of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby aforesaid farmer for and during the term of his natural life he paying thereout one third part of the rents issues and profits of the said free hold Close unto my said Wife during her natural life, And from and after his decease then I give and devise the said freehold Close unto his son George Dalton his heirs and assigns for ever, And in case my said Wife shall happen to marry again or die in the lifetime of my said Brother George Dalton, Then I order and direct that my said Brother George Dalton shall pay the sum of Forty Pounds amongst all of my Nephews and Nieces share and share alike or to their several and respective Executors Administrators, or Assigns, Also I give and devise my Cottage house and Barn and other out Buildings with the several Closes of Land belonging thereto by and with the consent of the Right Honourable Lord Henry Middleton unto my said Wife for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease then I order and direct that my executor herein aftermentioned do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after her decease sell and dispose of the same for the best price or purchase than can or may be obtained, with the consent of Lord Middleton aforesaid and the money arising from such sale my Executor shall pay unto all my said Nephews and Nieces share and share alike or to their several and respective Executors Administrators or Assigns Also In give and devise and bequeath unto my said Wife all my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kindsoever for and during the term of her natural life, and immediately after her decease my Executor hereinafter named shall sell and dispose of the same or so much thereof as shall be found at the time of her decease and the money arising therefrom he shall divided amongst my said Nephews and Nieces as is before directed Also I hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint her my said Wife Elizabeth Dalton sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament during her natural life, and after her decease I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my said Brother George Dalton sole Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making Void all other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made, In Witness whereof I the said Henry Dalton the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written

 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named Henry Dalton the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us whom in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto

 

(Signed) Henry Dalton

 

(Signed) George Marshall
         John Mitchel
         William Lowe

Will of John Dalton of Totley (1744-1823)

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Dalton of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the county of Derby Farmer First I will and direct that all my Just Debts, Funeral expenses, and the expenses of proving this will be paid by my Executor herein after named, I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Dalton such and so many of my Household goods as she brought at our marriage for and to her own use and behoof I give devise and bequeath unto my two Friends John Hancock of Dore in the parish of Dronfield and county aforesaid Farmer and John Unwin of Sheffield in the County of York Iron monger All my money at Interest and my other personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever In Trust that they or the survivor of them the Executor or administrator of such survivor shall call in my money at Interest, and place the same again on good security as often as shall be necessary in their own names, and from the Interest or any part of the principle as found necessary to pay unto my wife Mary Dalton an annuity or clear Yearly sum of twelve pounds ten shillings to be paid to her by two equal half yearly payments for and During the Term of her natural Life the first payment to begin and be made at the end of six calendar months next following and after my Death, and which I give and bequeath to her accordingly, And at and after her Death I give Devise and bequeath all my Estate and Effects so bequeathed as above unto my two Friends in Trust and not applied as before stated unto my Brother Godfrey Dalton of Totley aforesaid and to my two Nephews James and Godfrey sons of my said Brother Godfrey to be equally divided among them share and 

 

(Signed) John Dalton 

 

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share alike and if any of them shall happen to be dead then to the Executor or administrators of him or them so dying, to be paid to them soon as convenient after the death of my said Wife and my will is that my Trustees their Executors or administrators shall be saved harmless and Indemnified out of my said Estate given to them in Trust and from all Damage and expenses which shall or may happen to them by reason of their taking upon them the Execution of this my will. And lastly I do hereby appoint the said John Hancock and John Unwin Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament upon the Trusts and for the Intents and purposes aforesaid hereby revoking all former Wills by me here before made do declare this to be my last will In Witness whereof I the said John Dalton the Testator have set my hand and seal this fourteenth Day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. Contained in two sheets of paper.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Dalton the Testator to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us, whom in his presence, and, the presence of one another have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto

 

(Signed) John Dalton

(Witnesses) John Unwin
                  John Ward 
            

Will of Thomas Dalton of Totley (-1715)

In the Name of God Amen the fifteen day of February on the Year of Our Lord God 1714 I Thomas Dalton of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman being Somewhat Weake in body but of perfect and disposing mind and memory (Praised be Almighty God) do make this my Last Will and Testament: in maner and form following and first my mind and Will is that my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and discharged by my Executior hereafter named Item I give and Bequeath unto Hellen my Loving Wife during her Natural Life all that my Close called Millin Carr scittuate in the parish of Dronfield aforesaid and after my said Wife's decease or my decease whether shalle Last happen I give and Bequeath the said Close unto my daughter Mary the Wife of Joseph Mycock the Younger and her heirs for the term of Eight Years and my mind and Will is that my said Daughter Mary Mycock and her Heirs take and receive their issues and Proffits of the said Close dureing this term of Eight years to begin and bee accounted from the day of my decease or the day of my said Wife's decease whether shall last happen as aforesaid and then after the said Eight years are expired, I give and bequeath the said Close and Proffits thereof unto my son Samuell Dalton and his Heirs to enjoy the same for the term of Seaven Years, And then after the said last Seven Years are expired I give and bequeath the said Close unto my Son Edward Dalton and his Heires for ever, And all the resst of my goods Chattels Debts Credits whatsoever not before given and Bequeathed I give and Bequeath the same unto my said Wife Hellen And I make ordain and constitute my Executior of this my last Will and Testament Hopeing she will see the same faithfully and truly executed according to my trust in her Repossed, In wittnes Whereof I the said Thomas Dalton the Testator have hereunto sett my hand and seale this fifteen day of February 1714.

 

Signed sealed & published in the presence of

 

(Signed)  Thomas Dalton

 

(Signed) Anthony Woodhouse
             Edward Swindel (his mark)
             Nulho Green (his mark)

 


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A true and perfect inventory of the Goods and Chattels of Thos. Dalton of Totly in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby deceased March 5 1714.

 

Impris his Purse and apparel £0. 10s. 6d.
In the house a long settle £0. 1s. 8d.
A round table £0. 1s. 0d.
An Iron Pott £0. 2s. 0d.
A Range and Fire shovels and Tongs £0. 2s. 0d.
In the Chamber over house two beds and Bedding one .. £1. 10s. 0d.
Two Cows and a Horse £5. 0s. 0d.
Twenty sheep £3. 10s. 0d.
One old mare £1. 0s. 0d.
Hay and oats £1. 10s. 0d.
Lumber of the House £0. 5s. 0d.
[Total] £13. 12s. 2d.

 

Apprize by Anthony Woodhouse
                Ed Dalton
                Henry Dalton
                Robt Woodhouse  

Will of William Dalton of Totley (-1784)

In the Name of God Amen I William Dalton of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman considering the uncertainty of this mortal Life and being of sound and Perfect Mind and Memory, Blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and Publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form Following, that is to say, First I Give and Devise to my Beloved Wife Elizabeth Dalton all that my Freehold Close of Land commonly called Breast Barns, Situate Lying and being at Totley aforesaid and for and During the Term of her Natural Life and from and immediately after her Decease, I Give and Devise the same to my Eldest Son Edward Dalton his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, Also I Give and Bequeath to my said Wife all that my Farm and Tenement with the Appurtenances thereunto Belonging which I now hold under Samuel Shore Esq. of Norton in the County aforesaid, for and During the Form of her Natural Life and from and immediately after her Decease, I Give and Bequeath the same to my Youngest Son George Dalton to hold the same as I myself might have done, And my Will is and I do hereby ordain and appoint my said Youngest Son George Dalton to Pay to my Children, Edward Dalton, Henry Dalton, William Dalton, Keturah Barton, Elizabeth Barton, and Grace Taylor the Sum of Five Pounds a Piece for and in consideration of having the Possession of my said Farm I also Further Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Keturah Barton aforesaid the Sum of Ten Pounds, Also I Further Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Barton the Sum of Ten Pounds also I Further Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Grace Taylor the sum of Ten pounds which said Sums of Ten Pounds I ordain and Appoint to be Paid first to my Daughters out of the Product of my Personal Estate, Also I will and Ordain that my Beloved Wife shall with all convenient speed after my Decease sell all that my Cottage Messuage and Tenement Situate lying and Being at Totley aforesaid by and with the consent of the Right Honourable the Lord Middleton the Lord of the Manor of Totley and out of the money arising from the Sale of the said Cottage and Appurtenances belonging to it, to Pay to my son Henry Dalton the Sum of Forty Pounds which I owe to him upon my Note and the Remainder of the money to be Disposed of amongst my Children at the Decease of my Loving Wife and at her Discretion And Finally all the rest Residue and Remainder of my Personal Estate Whatsoever and wherein before otherwise Effectually Disposed of I Give and Bequeath the same to my said Wife for and During her Natural Life, and at her Decease I Give and Bequeath the same to my Children to each an equal and a like share of the same And if any of my Children Die within twelve Kalendar months after the Decease of my Loving Wife and leave no Child nor heir of their Body I Give and Bequeath the share of the Person or Persons so Dying to the Remaining Survivors of my Children, and if any of my Children Die within the last above mentioned time and leave a Child or Children I Give and Bequeath the share of them so Dying to his or her Child or Children and to have each an equal share And I do Constitute and Appoint all the above mentioned Legacies to be paid to the Respective Legatees within twelve Calendar months, after the Decease of my Beloved Wife whom I hereby appoint Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth Day of April And in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four

Signed Sealed Published and Declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who subscribed our named as Witnesses in the Presence of the Testator and at his Request

 

(Signed) William Dalton 

 

(Signed) Mary Dalton
             Robert Martin
             Ann Gray Her Mark  

Will of William Dow of Totley (-1738)

In the name of God Amen the fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Thirty Eight I William Dow of Totley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby husbandman being weak in Body but of sound mind and Good memory blessed be God for the same and Considering the Certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time of Death Do make this my Last will and Testament in maner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I comend my soul into then hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved through the Merretts and Blood of my Blessed Saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus my Body to the Earth from whence is was taken to be Buryed in such Decent Like Manner as my Executor shall think fitt and as for my worldly Estate which God in his Great mercy hath been pleased to bestow upon I Give Devise and Bequeath of the same as Followeth First my will and mind is that my Debts Funeral Charges and Expenses shall be paid by my Executor hereafter named Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loving wife Mary Dow all my Effects and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever itt shall happen to be found in what kind and nature soever During her natural Life and att the Decease of my Loving wife I Give and Bequeath of what shall be ... unto My Gr.. Daughter Mary Nolle of Critch in the County of Derby aforesaid I nominate Constitute Ordain and Appoint my Loving wife Mary Dow Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seall the day and year Above said.

 

Sealed Signed and Delivered in the presents of us

 

[Signed] William Dow his mark

 

[Signed] Thos. Pearson
         Henry Dalton
         Ralph Woodhouse
         
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February the 20 1738 then atrew and perfect Inventary of all the goods and Chattels of William Dove Lately deceased ass Followeth

Item His Porse and aparell £1. 10s. 0d
Item In the Hous one Range one peare of tongs £0. 2s. 0d.
Too Chestes too tabeles £0. 13s. 0d.
one Coberd £0. 3s. 0d.
Seven puter Deshes Eight spoons £0. 8s. 2d.
Five stooles one Chere too Iron Potts £0. 5s. 6d.
Iron pan £0. 0s 10d.

Item In the parler too bedstokes with beding £1. 5s. 0d.
one Coberd one Chest too boxes one forme £0. 9s. 0d.
Item all Hustlements £0. 3s. 0d.
the totol sum £4. 19s. 6d.

 

Valewed and apraised by us
Thos. Pearson
Henry Dalton

Will of Henry Elliott of Dore (-1798)

This the last Will and Testament of me Henry Elliott of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Mason made this twenty fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three in Manner following that is to say First I do will and direct that all my just Debts Legacy and Funeral Expenses be fully Paid and discharged by my Executor hereinafter named out of my real and personal Estates which I do hereby charge therewith And I do give and bequeath unto my Children George Keziah Sarah Jemimah Louis Jenefra Kitty and Amelia one shilling each and I do give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Jenny Flint Five Pounds to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my Decease And I do give and devise unto my son Henry Elliott his Heirs and Assigns for ever All my Freehold Estate whatsoever and all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects I give and bequeath to him my said son Henry, And I do hereby appoint him sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Henry Elliott the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal [insert on] and published this to be my Will [insert off] the Day and year above written.

 

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Henry Elliott the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our named as Witnesses at his Request in his Presence and in the Presence of each other one Interlineation being first made

 

[Signed] Henry Elliott

 

[Signed] Saml. Fisher
             Jno ??
             Ben Hides

Will of Henry Elliott of Dore (-1831)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me Henry Elliott of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Mason made this thirtieth Day of September in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty In manner and form following that is to say First I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Christopher Taylor the sum of five Pounds, and to my Son in Law Thomas Dungworth the sum of five Pounds to be paid in twelve months after my Decease which said Legacies I do hereby charge upon my Real Estate hereinafter mentioned. I also give and Demise unto my Son Henry Elliott all my Real Estate together with all my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever to have and to hold to him his heirs adminis-trators or assigns for ever, and my Will also is that my Dear Wife shall continue in the house and be supported by my said son Henry as long as she shall live or choose to live in the house now occupied by me And I also Will that my Son Robert Elliott be in Like manner kept and supported by my said son Henry so long as he shall continue single and be in the capacity of working for his sustenance. And I do hereby appoint the said Henry Elliott sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and setting aside all Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the Testator Henry Elliott have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year above written. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Henry Elliott the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto

 

[Signed] Henry Elliott

 

[Signed] Chrisr. Taylor
             Thos. Bishop
             John Ward 

Will of Robert Fisher of Totley Bents (-1737)

In the Name of God Amen And in the year of our Lord God one thousand and seven hundred thirty and seven and on the ninth day of April I Robert Fisher of Totley Bents in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby yeoman Being weak in Body but of Sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God for the same) Do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following Firstly I com-mend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer and my body to the Earth from whence It was taken to be recently buried in the Churchyard of Dron-field at the discretion of my Executor here-after named And .. touching that temporal Estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me. I dispose of It as follows First my mind and will is that all my Just Debts shall be paid Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Olive Fisher all that Bed and bedding which I had with her. Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Robena Siddall the sum of one pound a year to be paid to her upon Midsummmer Day yearly every year during her natural life Item I give and bequeath unto my GrandDaughter Hannah Pinder the sum of five pounds and to my GrandSon Robert Pinder the sum of five pounds and to my GrandDaughter Elizabeth Pinder the sum of five pounds and to my GrandDaughter Mary Pinder the sum of twenty pounds and to my GrandSon Peter Pinder the sum of five pounds To be Paid to them severally as soon as they shall attain the year of one and twenty

 

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years and if it shall happen that any of these children shall die  before they attain to the age of one and twenty years then and in such ... that Child's Portion shall be divided amongst the other four share and share alike. Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand-Daughter Hannah Fisher the sum of five pounds to be paid to her when she shall attain the age of one and twenty years All which Legacies I order to be paid respectively by my Executor herein after named All the Rest and Remainder of my Estate both Real and Personal where ever the same is or shall be found I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son Robert Fisher And I do hereby ordain, constitute and appoint the said Robert Fisher my son, my true full and lawfull Executor of this my last Will and Testament And makeing wholly null and void all Wills and Testaments by me here before made I publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the Day and year first above written.

 

Signed Sealed published and declared in presence of us

 

[Signed] Robert Fisher (his mark)

[Signed] Wm Bell
         Robert Pinder
         Joswa Green (his mark)

 

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A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods, Chattles, substance and personal Estate of Robert Fisher of Totley Bents in the parish of DRonfield and County of Derby Yeoman made April the 20th 1737.

 

Imprs. His Purse and Apparrel £5. 0s. 0d.

In the house one Range with fire shovel and tongs £0. 5s. 0d. 
Item one Clock £1. 10s. 0d.
Item one Long Settle one pewter Case and 3 Chairs £0. 9s. 0d.
Item one Iron pott, 2 Iron pans, one skimmer £0. 6s. 0d.
Item 13 little pewter dishes 6 plates 2 salts £0. 19s. 6d.
Item one warming pan, 4 porringers, 2 cups £0. 4s. 9d.

 

Goods in the Parlour
Item one Bed and beding thereunto belonging one Range £1. 7s. 0d.
Item one oval Table one Chest and one press and 6 Chairs £1. 0s. 6d.

 

Goods in the Chamber over the parlour
Item Two Beds and beding there unto belonging £1. 4s. 6d.
Item two Chests, one old Chair £0. 5s. 6d.

 

In the upper parlour
Item one Range 2 little Tables eight Chairs £0. 13s. 4d.
Item In the Buttery 2 Barrels 2 looms 1 Church and pancheons £0. 8s. 0d.
Item In the old Citchin two Chests £0. 8s. 0d.
Item one Iron pott on Brass pan on Chees press £0. 12s. 0d.
Item one washing Tub one ... kitt and 2 kitts £0. 4s. 0d.
Item In the old Chamber 1 kimlin and chests 6 picks £0 9s. 6d.
Item Three Horses with their Geers £9. 10s. 0d.
Item Eight Cows 3 stirks and 2 Calfes £16. 10s. 0d.
Item Thirty five Cupples £8. 0s. 0d.
Item Eighty nine Geld Sheep £17 0s. 0d.
Item Husbandry Geers one cart 1 plough and Harrows £4. 3s. 4d.
Item some wheat to Thresh £5. 15s. 0d.
Item some oates in the Chamber £2. 7s. 0d.
Item some timber for building £1. 11s. 8d.
Houstlement Lumber goods in Doors £0 19s. 0d.
Total is £81. 2s. 7d.

 

Prized and valued by us whose names are here subscribed

[Signed] Henry Dalton
             Robert Pinder
             Ralph Woodhouse

Will of John Flint of Dore (-1790)

In the Name of God Amen I John Flint of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby, Cordwainer, being weak in Body, but of sound and disposing Mind and Memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner follow-ing, (that is to say), First, I will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be fully paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named, out of my Personal Estate and Effects. Also I give and bequeath unto my Son William Flint of Dore aforesaid all my Book Debts whatsoever. Also I give and devise to my son Peter Flint all that Pew or Sitting in Dore Chapel which I pur-chased of Edward Millington to his own proper Use for ever. Also I give to my said Son Peter Flint all my Stock of Sheep entirely to his own proper Use. Also I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Flint, Son to my said son Peter Flint, Twenty Pounds, to be paid out of my Personal [insert on] Estate [insert off] by my Executors hereinafter named, which said Sum I will and command shall be put out to Interest till he arrive at the Age of Twentyone Years, but if he happens to die before he attains that Age then I give the said Twenty Pounds to my said Son Peter Flint. And as to the Rest, Residue, and Remainder of my Personal Estate, I do give and bequeath the same to my three Sons, Luke, William and Peter Flint, to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike. And lastly I do hereby Nominate and appoint my two Sons Luke Flint and Peter Flint joint Executors to this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any Time heretofore made. In Witness whereof, I the said John Flint to this my last Will and Testament, my Hand and Seal have set this Twentyfourth day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety

 

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testator John Flint, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who have at his Request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses

 

[Signed] John Flint

 

[Signed] Thomas Fearnehough
             Elizabeth Fearnehough her mark
             Thomas Fox  

Will of John Flint of Dore (1785-1854) 

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Flint of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Farmer. First I direct that all my debts funeral and Testament-ary Expenses be paid by my Executors herein named, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Nancy the sum of Seventy Pounds to be paid to her immediately after my decease. I give and bequeath to my dear Wife the sum of Fifteen Pounds a year to be paid to her Quarterly in equal Payments if she shall think proper to live by herself and for her maintenance during her natural life. I give and bequeath to all my Sons and Daughters with the exception of my son George Nineteen Pounds Nineteen Shillings each, and from this last bequest I also exclude my Daughter Nancy before mentioned which several bequests shall be paid to them my said Sons and Daughters in twelve months after [strikethrough on] my [strikethrough off, insert on] the [insert off] decease of my Wife And with the consent of my Kind Landlord D'Ewes Coke Esq. I give the Tenancy of the farm I now hold to my two sons John and Henry Flint, and also all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said two sons John and Henry Join Executors of this my Will hereby revoking and setting aside all other Wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I John Flint the Testator have set my hand this third Day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four. 

 

Signed published and declared by the Testator John Flint as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who in his presence at his request and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses the word "the" having been first interlined

 

[Signed] John Flint

 

[Signed] John Flint Junior
         Richd. Furness

Will of William Flint of Dore (1755-1837)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me Wil-liam Flint of Dore in the Parish Dronfield and County of Derby Cordwainer. First I will and direct that all my just Debts, Funeral and Testamentary Expenses be paid by my Executors hereafter named. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Flint the Son of my Brother Luke Flint the whole of the Fixtures in my house and also the Posses-sion and Tenant-right of the said house and Croft adjoining which I now hold under his Grace the Duke of Devonshire and which I humbly hope his Grace's Agents will permit him to enjoy. I give and bequeath unto my three good Friends, Chris-topher Taylor Farmer, John Ward Taylor and Richard Furness Schoolmaster all of the said place, All my Money upon Notes Bonds Mortgages, or other securities, and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever Upon Trust that they my said Trustees the survivors of them the heirs, exe-cutors, or administrators of such survivor or survivors shall immediately, or as soon as convenient after my decease call in as occasion may require, All or any part of my money at Interest or upon any other security, and put the same out again upon good and sufficient security for the same if need require. Then upon further Trust that they my said Trustees their Executors or Administrators having called in my Money or any part thereof from and out of such Money that may be their hands at the time I hereby give unto my Nephew John Flint the son of my Brother Peter Flint the sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds. And to John Flint the son of my Brother Luke Flint the sum of One hundred Pounds My large oak Dresser in the house place with Delf Case over it and my large Bed in the house-chamber with all the fixtures in every room, and also one half of my Pew in Dore Church, The other half I give unto my Ne-phew John Flint son of my Brother Peter Flint aforesaid. I give and bequeath unto the children of My Nephew Jonas Flint deceased One hundred pounds each, And to the children of my Nephew John Flint son of my Brother Peter Nineteen Pounds each the said sum or sums to be kept out at Interest untill they shall respectively arrive at the age of twenty-one years when the said sums shall be paid to them by my said Trustees as they arrive at the aforesaid age. The rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects which may be unapplied as

 

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aforesaid I give and bequeath unto John Flint Son of Peter Flint to John Flint son of Luke Flint and to the children of Jonas Flint son of Luke Flint in three equal shares and proportions And if they, or any of the said Jonas Flint's children shall hap-pen to be dead then I wish the share, or shares of the deceased to be equally divided by my said Trustees amongst the survivors, or their legal representatives. And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Trustees joint Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all other by myself heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will contained in one sheet of paper. In Witness whereof I the Testator William Flint have set my hand and seal this sixteenth Day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty five

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator William Flint as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us who in the Pre-sence of each other and in his Pre-sence have subscribed our names as Witnesses

 

[Signed] William Flint

 

[Signed] John Wilson
             Joseph Moseley
             Richard Furness

Will of John Fox of Dore (-1764)

In the Name of God Amen. I John Fox of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby, being weak of Body but of Sound Memory do Constitute and Apoint this my last Will and Testament in form and manner following: First and principally I Commend my Soul unto the hand of God that gave it, And my Body to be decently Intered at the expence of my Executor and Executrix hereafter named And as touching those Worldly Goods with which it hath pleased God to ordon me I dispose thereof as follows First I give and Devise unto my Grandson William Fox of Beachief Abbie and his Heirs forever, all that of my fourth Share of that Undivided Freehold Estate lying at Gleadles in the County of York, now in the Tenure or Occupation of William Frith paying unto Susannah my Wife out of the Rents and Profits thereof the Sum of Twenty Shilling a year, yearly during her Natural Life. Secondly I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the Wife of John Barker [insert on] the Sum of two pound [insert off] to be paid her at the end of one Month after my Deceace. Thirdly I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth at the end of One Year after my Deceace, the Sum of Five Pound. Also unto my Son William at the end of two years the Sum of Five Pound Also unto my Son Stephen at the end of three Years the Sum of Two Pound Ten Shilling. Also unto my two Sons Antony and Samuel each the Sum of Five Pound when they shall severally Attain their Respective Ages of Twenty One Years. And if any One or more of the five last mentioned happen to die before He, She, or they shall have Received His Her or their legacy then such Legacy or Legaceys to be equally divided among the Survivors of them. All the Ressidue and Remainder of my Goods Chattles and Possesions not before given I Give and Bequeath unto George my Eldest Son and Susannah my Beloved Wife, who I do hereby Constitute and Apoint Joint Executor and Executrix of this my last will and Testament, and Order and Apoint to pay the above Mentioned Legacies at the sundry times Stipulated for the payment thereof But and if it shall happen that my Wife shall after my Decease, Marry again then and in such Case, my Mind and Will is that their be paid her as a Legacy the Sum of ten Pound, by my Son George whom in such Case, I Apoint Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, any thing before herein Contained to the Contrary Notwithstanding In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Twenty fourth Day of September in the Thirty fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second over England Scotland France and Ireland and in the year of our Lord Christ 1760

 

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the above named John Fox to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of Us who have hereto subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator 

 

[Signed] John Fox his mark

 

[Signed] Jose Hallatt
             John Dewce
             Mary Hallatt

Will of Anne Greaves, Widow of Totley Bents (-1746)

In the Name of God Amen I Anne Greaves of Totley Bents in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Widow, being of Sound and Perfect Mind and Memory (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 that All my just Debts and the Charges and Expenses of my Funeral shall be paid and Satisfied by my Executrixes hereinafter named out of my personal Estate, Also I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Gertrude Greaves Spinster the Summ of Five Pounds to be paid within Six Months after my Decease, Also I Give and Bequeath All and Every my Goods, Cattle, Chattles, Leases, Possessions, Tenantright, Ready Money, Money at Interest or upon Securityes, Bonds Credits, Effects and other my personal Estate wheresoever, or of what kind soever (Not hereinbefore by me Given and Bequeathed) Unto my Three Daughters, to wit, Grace the wife of Edward Dalton, Elizabeth, the wife of William Dalton and the said Gertrude Greaves Spinster to be Equally divided amongst them Share and Share Alike, They paying thereout my just Debts and also my Funeral Expenses And Lastly I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint them my said Three Daughters Executrixes jointly of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and making void All former and other wills heretofore by me Made, And I do hereby desire my good Friend Robert Fisher of Totley Bents aforesaid Yeoman and Henry Greaves of Sheffield in the County of York File Hewer to be Aiding & Assisting to my said Executrixes in the Execution of this my last Will, And I do Appoint them Supervisors thereof, And do hereby Authorize them and the Survivor of them, after payment of my just Debts, the Legacye hereinbefore by Me Given and also my Funeral Expenses, to Distribute and Divide to and amongst my said Three Daughters All and Every my said whole personal Estate and Effects. In Witness whereof I the said Testatrix Anne Greaves have to this my last Will and Testament putt my hand and Seal this Eighteenth day of March In the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Forty One. 

 

(Signed) Ann Graves

 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Anne Greaves to be her last Will & Testament In the Presence of 

 

(signed) Gert Gardiner 
            Samuel Sikes 


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A true & perfect Inventory of All and Singular the Goods and Chattles, Rights and Credits of Anne Greaves late of Totley Bents in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Widow deceased Taken and Appraised this Seventh Day of June One thousand Seven hundred & Forty Six.

 

Purse and Apparel £2. 7s. 6d.

 

Goods in the House 
One Range, Grate, Toasting Iron, Fire Shovel & Pricker £0. 15s. 0d.
a Winter Roasting Hook, Beef Hook, Tongs, Chopping Knife &and two Racks £0. 2s. 6d.
a Frying Pan £0. 1s. 3d.
Three Ladles, A Scummer and Two Sauce pans £0. 2s. 0d.
a Warming pan with Iron Steal £0. 4s. 0d.
Do. with Wood Steal £0. 7s. 0d.
Two Sauce pans £0. 1s. 6d.
Two Brass pans & One Iron £0. 17s. 0d.
Two Iron potts, Grate and Racking Hooks £0. 10s. 0d
Eleven pewter Dishes, Nine Poringers, Four plates and A Cup £1. 0s. 0d.
Clock £2. 0s. 0d.
a Copper Dish £0. 1s. 6d.
Long Settle and One Little Table £0. 6s. 0d.
Long Table and Four Chairs £0. 8s. 0d.
Two Cupboards £0. 8s. 0d.
Looking Glass and Watering pan £0. 2s. 6d.

 

Goods in Parlour 
A Range £0. 3s. 0d.
Two Feather Beds and Two Bed Stocks £2. 5s. 0d.
Two Boulsters and Four Pillows £1. 1s. 0d.
Four Blankets £0. 8s. 0d.
One Rugg £0. 12s. 0d.
Two Coverlets and One Bed Hilling £1. 7s. 6d.
Four Do. £0. 16s. 0d.
Four pair of Sheets, one Table Cloth, Three Napkins Two Boulster Drawers, Three Pillow Drawers and an old Table Cloth £1. 15s. 0d.
One Desk, One Buffett, Three Chairs and Five Boxes £0. 14s. 0d.
Three Chests and certain Delph Plates £1. 8s. 0d.
Two Sheets, One Pillow Drawer One Napkin in Pawn for £1. 1s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Chamber 
A Feather Bed, Two Boulsters, One Sheet, One Coverlet, Two Blankets and Bed Stocks £3. 10s. 0d.
One Great Ark £0. 10s. 0d.
Two Chairs, Two little Chests, a Pair of Virginals, A Box, A Buffett and A Chaff Bed £0. 18s. 0d.

 

Buttery   
Milking Kitt, Churn, Two Pancheons and Butter Bowle £0. 2s. 6d.

[Page Total]  £26. 4s. 9d.

 

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Brought over £26. 4s. 9d.

 

Goods in the Upper House   
A Table and Kimnell £0. 6s. 0d.
a Pair of Bedstocks and One Tubb £0. 5s. 0d.
One Table £0. 8s. 6d.

 

Stable   
A Chest, Tow Traices and Cart Haims £0. 2s. 6d.
One Ladder £0. 2s. 0d.
Six Sacks £0. 3s. 0d.
One Great Ark £0. 6s. 0d.
Three Small Forks and A Three Grained One and A Riddle £0. 1s. 6d.
A Wheel Barrow and an Hay Hook £0. 1s. 0d.
An Harrow and A Pair of Cart Wheels £0. 15s. 0d.
Nine Couple of Ewes and Lambs at 7s. Apiece, Twenty Two Gelt Sheep at 6s. Apiece £9 15s. 0d.
Three Milk Kine £9 9s. 0d.
Two Calfs £1. 7s. 0d.
An Old Cow and Three Stirks £7. 10s. 0d.
Certain Housetlements, Goods too tedious to mention in Particulars £0. 2s. 6d.

[Total] £56. 18s. 9d.
 
Taken and Appraised the Day and Year above written

By us

 

(Signed) Henry Greaves 
             Robert Fisher
             Henry Dalton

Will of George Greaves of Totley Bents (-1704)

In the Name of God Amen, The Twelfth day of August, In the Second year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lady Queen Anne, over England etc. Ano Dom 1703; I George Greaves of Totley Bents in the Parish of Dronfeild, and County of Darby, Yeoman, Being very weake and Infirm in body, But of good and perfect Memory and understanding, (blessed be God for it,) And considering the Brevity and uncer=tainty of this Mortall life, And that Man Knoweth not his appoynted time, Doe make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to say, First and Principally I desire to Bequeath and Resign up my Soule into the hands of Almighty God, Hopeing through the alone Meritts and Mediation of Jesus Christ, my alone Saviour and Redeemer to Inherit Eternall Life, And my Body to the Earth, from whence it was taken, to be decently Interrd within the church=yard of Dronfeild aforesaid, as near my Relations as conveniently may be; And As for such worldly Estate as it hath pleased the Lord to Endow me withall, I doe Give, Devise, and Dispose thereof, as followeth, viz. Inprimis My Mind and Will is That my Debts shall be duly and faithfully discharged out of the Profitts of my Land, And also out of [insert on] my [insert off] Goods, Cattel, Chattles, and Personall Estate. Item, I doe Give, Devise, and Bequeath All that my Close, or Parcel of Inclosed ground, commonly called the Holm, lying and being within the liberty, precincts, and Territories of Dore, in the said Parish of Dronfeild, Together with all my Goods, Cattel, Chattles, and Personal Estate, unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Greaves, and to her Assignes, for and during the term of her natu=ral Life, in order to her subsistence, and the better Education of my beloved daughter Hellen Greaves, (If she shall soe long continue unmarried, and in my Name;) But If my said wife shall happen to marry Then my Mind and Will is, And I Doe hereby order, and appoynt, That my Executrix hereafter=named shall pay unto her the sume of Ten pounds [insert one] within Twelve months from and after the day of her marriage [insert off] of Lawfull English=money, In Liew and full discharge of all her Rights, Title, and Property either unto my Reall or Personall Estate; And from and after the decease or marriage of the said Elizabeth my wife I Doe Give, Devise, and Bequeath my said Close, called the Holms, with its respective Appurtenances, And also, all my said Goods, Cattel, Chattles, and Personall Estate, unto my said beloved daughter Hellen Greaves, her Heyrs and Assignes for ever, If she shall Live to marry or Accomplish the Age of One and Twenty years, But if my said daughter Hellen Greaves shall dye before her said marriage, or her Accomplishment of the said Age of one and Twenty years, Then my Mind and Will is, And I doe hereby Give, Devise, and bequeath my said Close, called the Holms, with it's respective Appurtenances, Together with the residue and remainder of [insert on] my [insert off] said Goods, Cattel, Chattles, and Personall Estate unto the children of my four sisters Anne Hill, Gertrude Greaves, Elizabeth Pynder and Alice Ellot, their Heirs and Assignes for ever, to be equally divided amongst them. Item I doe Give, Devise, and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my wife [insert on] and her Assignes [insert off] (by consent of the Right Worshipfull Thomas Willoughby, or his Officers,) All my Right, Title, and Inte=rest in and to the Possession and Tenant=right of the Parlour, Chamber, cow=house and Fodderam at Totley Bents aforesaid, which I now hold under him, soe Long as she shall continue unmarryed and in my name; But if she shall marry, Then I doe hereby Give, Devise, and bequeath the same, (by consent as aforesaid,) unto my said daugh=ter, Hellen Greaves, her Executors, Administrators, and Assignes when she shall marry, or Accom=plish  the Age of one and Twenty years; But if she dye before her said marriage or her Accomplishment of her said Age, Then my mind and will is that the same shall descend upon the Chil=dren of my said four sisters (by consent as aforesaid.)

 

[Signed and Sealed] George Greaves

 

 

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And I doe hereby Make, Nominate, Constitute and Appoynt my said beloved daughter Hellen Greaves Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament; And I doe hereby Revoke and make Null and voyd, to all Intents, Constructions, and purposes whatsoever All and every former and other Will and Wills whatsoever, by me at any time here=tofore made, or pretended to have been made, And doe declare this to be my last Will and Testament: And I doe herein desire my trusty and beloved brethren in law Robert Greaves and Peter Pynder to be Supervisors of my said Will, and to be Aiding and Assisting unto my said Executrix, in the execution thereof, According to this my true Intent and meaning. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale, the day and year first within=written.

Memorandum. That the Interlineations in the within=written will were made before the executing thereof, And then, sealed, signed, Published, and Declared In the presence of:

 

[Signed] Mary North her mark
             John Barber
            John Stanley
         
      
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A true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Cattell and Chattles whatsoever of George Greaves, late of Totley Bents, in the Parish of Dronfeild and county of Darby Yeoman deceased, Taken the Two and Twentieth day of September, In the second year of the Reign of our soveraign Lady Queen Anne, over England etc. Ano. Dom. 1704, By us whose names are subscribed, And Prized as followeth, viz.

 

Inprimis. His Purse and Apparell prized to £3. 6s. 8d.
Item, An Horse and a Mare, £3. 0s. 0d.
Item Two Colts and a Filly, £10. 0s. 0d.
Five Cows, £11. 0s. 0d.
A rearing Calf, £0. 7s. 0d.
Ninety four sheep, £16. 9s. 0d.
Fourteen Lambs, £1. 1s. 0d.
One Cupboard and a Long settle, £0. 16s. 0d.
Two Kitts, a Loom, a barrell, and a Churn, £0. 4s. 6d.
Five Pewter Dublers, Five Porringers, On Bason, One Tanke, One Posset Pot, a Chamber Pot, a Candlestick, Two Saucers, a Mustard Pot, four Plates and a Salt, £0. 14s. 8d.
One Long Table and two Forms, £0. 10s. 0d.
One Little Table and four Chairs, £0. 3s. 6d.
Two little Tables, Two Chests, five Chairs, and two Buffets, £0. 17s. 6d.
Four Cushions £0. 1s. 0d.
A Range, £0. 2s. 6d. 
Two Stone and a half of wool, £0. 16s. 3d.
Two Payr of Sheets, Two Pillow beers, six Napkins, and a little Table cloth, £0. 10s. 6d.
A Mortgage upon Land, £40. 0s. 0d.
Booke=debts, £22. 0s. 0d.
Corn in the Paper=Mill Feilds, £2. 10s. 0d.
Two Yolks and a Team, £0. 4s. 2d.
A double Horse Harrow, £0. 5s. 0d.
An old Wayn, £0. 16s. 0d.
Two pair of Horse Geers, £0. 4s. 0d.
Two Gang of Felks, £0. 9s. 0d.
Pitt=Gears, and other materialls, £1. 0s. 0d.
Some Couks on the Pitt=hill, £0. 4s. 0d.
Fire shovel, Tongs, Racks, and a Range, £0. 4s. 6d.
All other Huslements of House, £0. 1s. 0d.
Sume=Totall £117. 17s. 9d.

 

Prized by us

[Signed] John Barber
             Anthony Woodhouse
             John Stanley 

Will of Henry Greaves of Dore (-1711)

June the 12 1711
In the name of God Amen I Henry Greaves of Dore in the Parish of Dranfeild and County of Derbye husbandman being but weake of body butt of good and perfect mind and memory thanks be to god for itt do make this my Last will and Testament: Inprimis I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty god hopeing he will have mercy on my Soule and give me pardon for my sines Item I Give and bequeath to Henry Greaves my Son all that ever I have in this world both quick and Dead and I Leave Robert Greaves and Robert Woodhouse Executors hereunto I putt my hand and seall the day and year abovesaid

 

[Signed] Henry Greaves

 

[Signed] Alice Greaves her mark
             Ralph Woodhouse
             Robert Woodhouse

 


July the 3 1711
A True and perfect Inventory of all the Goods Cattle and Chattells of Henry Greaves of Dore Late deceased and Lawfully praised by us whose names are heare unto subscribed

  

Imprimis his purse and Aparel £2. 0s. 0d.
Item In the House one Long Table and formes £0. 8s. 0d. 
Item one Cupbord one Lond Settle £0. 12s. 0d.
Item Three Chaires on buffitt £0. 3s. 0d.
Item Eighteen Coshans £0. 4s. 6d.
Item one Drippinge pan 1 spitt and 1 Toastinge Iron
with Cob Iron belonging thereto  £0. 5s. 0d.
Item A warming pan 2 Kettells and brass Ladell £0. 4s. 0d.
Item 5 puter Dishes 10 porringers 3 plates 2 Tankes one puter bottle 1 candlestick and A Salt £0. 13s. 4d.
Item one brass mortor one brass Candlestick £0. 1s. 2d.
Item 1 voyeder 1 Cake printt 1 Looking glass £0. 1s. 2d.
Item 1 brass pott 1 Lead pott 1 Iron pott £0. 6s. 0d.
Item 1 Range with five shovell and Tonges £0. 4s. 4d.


In the parlour one pair of Bedstockes with Ringings and beding upon itt £1. 6s. 8d.
Item 1 Over Table 1 Chest 6 Chaires and 3 buffitt £1. 0s. 6d.
Item 1 range £0. 1s. 6d.
 

Goods in the parlour Chamber 2 pair of bed stockes with Ringings and beding upon them £2. 3s. 4d.
Item one white dublor 2 porringers and I Chamber pott £0. 1s. 0d.
Item 1 Little buffitt 1 old Trunck and 1 Little Chest £0. 1s. 6d.
 

Goods in the house Chamber 1 hafe headed bed and some old beding on it £0. 10s. 0d.
Item 2 Sealed Chaires 1 Little Arke with some meall in it £0. 15s. 0d.
Item 1 Little box 1 Little buffitt £0. 1s. 0d.
Item 5 old Sackes £0. 2s. 6d.
 

Goods in the Buttrey 2 Loomes 2 kitts 2 pigens 1 Chirne one dachan 1 Flaskitt 1 bowle £0. 6s. 0d.
Item the milke vessells £0. 1s. 6d.
Item 2 Cowes £5. 10s. 0d.
Item 26 Sheep £4. 8s. 0d.
Item 1 old horse £1. 0s. 0d.
Item 2 stones and A hafe of woole £0. 15s. 0d.
Item 1 plow 2 harrows 1 Cart 2 pair of Iron gaires £1. 3s. 4d.
Item 1 old arke and A salting Cinnell £0. 3s. 6d.
Item bends for a whoop £0. 5s. 0d.
Item the Hustlement of the house £0. 2s. 6d.
Tottall is £25. 0s. 4d.

 

By us Anthony Woodhouse
         Ralph Woodhouse
         Robert Woodhouse
         Robert Greaves

Will of Richard Greaves of Totley Bents (-1705)

In the Name of God Amen, The Thirteenth day of January In the Third year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lady Queen Anne, over England etc. Anno Dom. 1704, I Richard Greaves of Totley Bents, in the Parish of Dronfeild, and County of Darby Husbandman, Being very Aged and Infirm in body, But of good and perfect Memory and understanding, blessed be God for it, Doe make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, That is to say, First and Principally I desire to bequeath and Resign up my Soule into the hands of Al=mighty God, Hopeing through the alone Merrits of Jesus Christ my alone Saviour and Redeemer to Inherit Eternall Life, And my body to the Earth, from whence it was taken, To be decently In=terrd in the Church=yard of Dronfeild aforesaid, According to the discretion of my Executor hereafter=named; And as for such worldly Estate, as it hath now pleased the Lord to Endow me with=all, I doe Give, Devise, Bequeath, and Dispose thereof, As follow=eth, viz. Inprimis I doe Give, Devise, and Bequeath unto Anne Greaves my beloved wife, and her Assignes, by Consent of the Right Worshipfull Thomas Willoughby his heyrs or Assignes, or his or their Officers All my Right, Title, and Interest in and to the Posses=ion and Tenement of the Parlour, Chamber, Cowhouse, and Fodderam at Totley Bents aforesaid, which my daughter in law Elizabeth Greaves now holds under him untill my beloved Grand daughter Hellen Greaves shall Attain the Age of one and twenty yeares or marry And then I doe Give and Devise the same to her and her Assigns, by consent as aforesaid; But if the said Hellen Greaves shall depart this life, before her said Marriage, or her Accomplishment of the Said Age, Then I doe hereby Give, Devise, and bequeath the same by Con=sent, as aforesaid, unto my beloved Grandson Henry Greaves, son of Robert Greaves, of Totley Bents aforesaid, and to his Assignes, from and after the decease of the Said Anne my wife. Item, I doe Give, Devise and bequeath unto the said Anne, my beloved wife, and to her Assignes, during her life, by consent as aforesaid, the Dwelling house, Parlour and one Chamber over the Parlour, at Totley Bents aforesaid, wherein I doe now Inhabit, with the Kitchin, Gardens, Folds and Croft there=unto belonging; And after her decease, I doe Give, Devise, and bequeath the same, by Consent, as aforesaid, unto my Said Grand=Son Henry Greaves, and to his Assignes. Item, I doe Give, Devise, and Bequeath unto my beloved daughter Widow Alice Ellott and her Assig=nes, by Consent as aforesaid, the shop and stable at Totley Bents aforesaid from and after the decease of the Said Anne my wife. Item, I doe Give, Devise, and bequeath the Dwelling=house, where=in David Booth doth now Inhabit, with the Croft and Garden there=unto belonging, Situate, lying, and being near unto Totley, in the Said Parish of Dronfeild, by Consent as aforesaid, unto my beloved Grandson Ralph Greaves, of Totley=Bents aforesaid, from and after the decease of the Said David Booth. Item, I doe Give and be=queath unto each of my Grand children Five Shillings apiece, to be paid unto them, by my Executor hereafter named, within Twelve Months from and after the decease of the Said Anne my wife. Item, I doe give and bequeath unto the Said Anne my wife, by consent of the Worshipfull Mr. Robert Offley, and Mr. Stephen Offley, the Possession and Tenant right of the Tenement, which I now hold under them, at Totley Bents aforesaid, during her life; And afterwards unto my Said Grandson Henry Greaves. Item, As for, Touch=ing, and Concerning All my Goods, Cattell, Chattels, with the Rest of my worldly Estate whatsoever herein=unbequeathed, (My Debts, Le=gacies, and Funerall Expenses first paid and discharged, I doe Give and bequeath the same unto the Said Anne my wife, during the term of her naturall life;

 

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And after her decease I doe Give, Devise, and Bequeath the same unto my four daughters Anne Hill, Gertrude Greaves, Elizabeth Pynder, Alice Ellott, to be Equally divided amongst them. And I doe hereby Make, Nominate, Constitute and Appoynt the Said Robert Greaves my son in law, Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, And dow here=by Revoke, and make null and voyd all former Wills by me made, And doe declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness where=of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale, the day and year first within=written.

 

Sealed, Signed, Published and Declared In the Presence of

 

[Signed] Richard Greaves his mark

 

[Signed] Robert Fisher
             Robert Cennit
             John Stanley
         
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A true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods, Catel, Chattles, and Personall Estate whatsoever of Richard Greaves late of Totley=Bents, in the Parish of Dronfeild, and County of Darby Yeoman deceased. Taken the Twelfth day of February, In the Third year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lady Queen Anne, over England etc. Ano Dom. 1704. By us whose names are subscribed, And Prized, As fol=loweth, viz.

 

Inprimis his Purse and his Apparrell Prized to £1. 10s. 0d.

 

Item, Goods in the New=Parlour,
One Seild bed, £0. 12s. 0d.
One Chest, £0. 8s. 0d.
Two bed hillings, Two coverlitts, one payr of blankits, and curtains with valents belonging thereto, £1. 17s. 2d.

 

Item, Goods in the old=house,
A Dish=board and a little settle, £0. 10s. 0d.
A little table, A chayr, and two buffets, £0. 4s. 0d.
One brass=pot, Two brass pans, A chafing dish, A Skellet, a brass Candlesticke, £1. 8s. 0d.
A warming pan, £0. 2s. 0d.
An Iron pot, and an Iron pan, £0. 8s. 0d.
Nyne little pewter dishes, Two plates, Two Flagons, A Candlesticke, a cup, six saucers, three porringers, two salts, and six spoons, £0. 13s. 2d.
A Rang and Tongs, £0. 2s. 6d. 

 

Item, Goods in the Old=Parlour,
One Table with a form, £0. 7s. 6d.
Three Old Chests, £0. 5s. 0d.
Seven Cushions, £0. 2s. 4d.

 

Item, Goods in the chamber over the Old Parlour,
Two half headed bedds, £0. 10s. 0d.
Three coverlitts, £0. 10s. 0d.
A payr of blankets, A payr of sheets, and two chaff=bedds, £0. 10s. 0d.
Two payr of Flaxen Shetts, £0. 16s. 0d.
A chest, £0. 5s. 0d.

 

Item, Goods in the Kitchin,
One Meal=Ark, with two little chests, £0. 8s. 0d.
An old harrow, an old cart=saddle, £0. 2s. 8d.
Debts, £3. 0s. 0d.
All other Husslements of house, £0. 2s. 6d. 
Sume Tottall £14. 13s. 10d.

 

Prizede by us,

[Signed] John Barber
             Anthony Woodhouse
             Robert Woodhouse 

Will of Robert Greaves of Totley Bents (-1631)

In the Name of God Amen: the First Day of Julye in the ... (Fifth) Yeare of the Raigne of oure Sovraigne Lorde Charles By the grace of god of Englande Scotlande Franice and Irelande Kinge Defendor of the Faithe .. And in the yeare of oure Lorde god 1630 I Robert Greaves of Tottley Bents in the parish of Dronfielde, and Countie of Derbie husbandman Sicke in Bodie Butt of good and perfect memorie praised Be god for the same: Make and ordaine this my last will and testament in maner and forme followinge First and principally I give and Bequeath my Soule to Allmightie god my maker and Jesus Christ my Redeemer By whose abundant and great mercye I truste to be saved and made pertaken of the Joyes and habitations Celestiall and my Bodie to be Buried in the parishe Churcheyarde of St John Babptiste in Dronfield at the Discretion of my freinds Also I give and Bequeathe for my mortmaine as the Lawes of the Realme doth Require Also my will is that my Debts be paide, and my funerall expenses be discharged out of my whole goodes the Rest of my goodes, I give and Bequeath them in manner And forme Followinge viz I give and Bequeath unto Grace my wife any house and groundes which I houlde of the King's Majesty, as longe as shee keepeth her in my name, And yf shee Departs thys life or marye then my will is that the same shall goe to the use of Henrye Greaves my sonne and his assignes Item I give and bequeathe unto George Greaves Tenn Shillings for his patrimonye, or childs parte to Be paide by my Executrix ... one yeare after my decease, Also I give unto Robete Greaves Sonne of Thomas Greaves one ewe Lambe Also to Anne his Daughter one ewe Lambe Item to Christopher Greaves Sonne of John Greaves my deceased Brother one ewe lambe Also to Diones? his Sister one ewe lambe The Rest of my goods not given nor Bequeathed I give them to Grace my wife Henrie Greaves my Sonne and Grace my Daughter to be Equally devided amonge them And my Wife shall have the Education of them untill they Accomplishe the age of one and twentie yeares And I make the Said Grace my Wife Sole Executrix of this my last will and testament regardynge her to see it performed accordynge to my will as my full trust is in her Also I desire Thomas [large tear] Brittler my Verie good friend, to Be overseers of this my last will and testament praying them to see it performed accordinge to the true intent and meaninge thereof as my hoope is in them these being Wittnesses. Christor Greaves, Thomas Greaves, Edwarde Brittler and Edwarde Offertonn. ... 

Will of Robert Greaves of Totley Bents (-1721)

In the name of God Amen I Robert Greaves of Totley Bents in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby husbandman Doe this eighteen day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty Make my last will and Testament in manner and forme following Revoking and making wholly null and void all wills by me here-tofore made. Impremis, my will is that all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be paid by my Executors herein after named. Item I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Clerk the Sum of twenty pounds to be paid unto her when She comes to the age of one and twenty years, and if she dies before She attain the said age of one and twenty years, then I give and bequeath the said twenty pounds unto my well beloved Son Henry Greaves and his heirs for ever. Item I give unto my well beloved wife Gertrudy Greaves, my house in which I now live with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging during her natural life and after her Death I give the said house and houseing with all the Appur-tenances unto my welbeloved Son Henry Greaves and his heirs forever, Item I give unto my said wife all my personall effects During her life and after her Decease I give and Bequeath the same unto my said Son Henry Greaves and his heirs for ever. And my will is that my said wife shall not imbezle or make away any part of my said estate further than her owne necessity shall require [insert on] during her life [insert off] and I doe hereby make my said love-ing wife and my welbeloved Son Henry Greaves Executors of this my last Will and Testament. It Wittnesse whereof I the said Robert Greaves to this my last will and Testament have hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and year first within written

 

Signed, Sealed published and Declared in the presence of us

 

[Signed] Robert greaves
  
[Signed] Wm Bell
             Robert Fisher
             Robert Pinder  
                      
         
A true and Perfect Inventory of the Goods Chattles Substances and Personall Estate of Robert Greaves of Totley Bents in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derbye husbandman made the 29th of April Ano. Dom. 1721

 

Imprimis His Purse and apparrell £1. 0s. 0d.

 

Goods in the house
Item one range with the fire shovell and Tongues £0. 5s. 0d.
Item one Long Settle one Little Table and A Little Chest £0. 4s. 0d.
Item one Cubbord one Long Table and 1 forme £0. 6s. 6d.
Item three old Chaires and three wheeles £0. 3s. 2d.
Item Eight Little peuter Dishes and three plates £0. 5s. 0d.
Item one Little Tankard seven porringers and one salt £0. 2s. 0d.
Item one Iron pott one brass pott two Iron panes £0. 7s. 0d.
Item one Little Brass pan one Skellett one Tofting Iron £0. 1s. 6d.
Item one Brass warming pan A Chafing Dish £0. 2s. 6d.

 

Goods in the Chamber
Item one hafe headed Bed one bolster and three pillows £0. 6s. 0d.
Item one Chest and three pair and a hafe of sheets £0. 13s. 6d.
Item two old Table Clothes 5 napkins and a Towell £0. 5s. 0d.
Item one Chest and 2 Boxes and two Little Chestes £0. 12s. 0d.

 

Goods in the parlor
Item one sealed Bed with furniture belonging £1. 1s. 0d.
Item one hafe headed Bed with some Beding upon itt £0. 10s. 0d.
Item four Bedhillings one Blankett and six Cusions £0. 18s. 0d.
Item one Range 2 little Buffitts and one Little Chest £0. 4s. 0d.
Item two white ware plates and one peuter plate £0. 0s. 9d.
Item five Cheares 2 pillow Drawers and 2 napkins £0. 7s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Buttrey
Item one Little Table 1 Cherne 2 kitts four pantions £0. 3s. 0d.
Item two old Chests in the Kitthen £0. 4s. 0d.

 

Quick Goods and husbandry Gairs
Item one mare with the gaires belonging to her £3. 0s. 0d.
Item one old Cart 2 pair of Iron gaires £1. 0s. 0d.
Item one mattock one Hack 5 forkes two riddles £0. 2s. 0d.
Item two Cowes and one Little Stirke £5. 15s. 0d.
Item nine sheepe £1. 1s. 6d.
Item two Harrows on Kimlen and one Ladder £0. 7s. 0d.
Item one plaw and one swingell Tree £0. 3s. 0d.
Item four swarmes of Bees £0. 5s. 6d.
Item Huslement Lumber Goods and other thinges nott before Mentioned in Door and without £0. 1s. 6d.

 

Tottall £19. 16s. 5d.

 

Prised and valued by us whose names are here subscribed

Christopher Newbold
Robert Fisher
Ralph Woodhouse

Inventory of Christopher Green of Totley (-1698)

A true and perfect Inventory of all they Goods Cattell and Chattells of Christopher Green of Tottley Late Deceased and lawfully praised by us whose names are hearunto Subscribed
praised xbr. the 15th 1698 (15 December 1698)

Impremis his purse and Aparell praised to £1. 0s. 0d.
in the house one Cupbord one table with buffitt forme £0. 10s. 0d.
in the parlor one bed and furniture, three old shiets £1. 3s. 4d.
in the Chamber one old chist and 1 old barrell £0. 2s. 6d.
in the Kitching one paire of bed storks 1 Iorn pott 1 bellitt £0. 6s. 0d.
Item one Cowe one heffer £4. 0s. 0d.
Item Two day plowinge of Corn in the barn £2. 0s. 0d.
Item Hay in they Barne £2. 10s. 0d.
Item one Range one paire of tongs and fire shovell £0. 3s. 4d.
Item the Lease of his farme 3 years to Expire ofitt £0. 5s. 0d.
Item all they hustlements in they house £0. 3s. 4d.
The sum is £12. 3s. 6d.
.. Martlemas rent and tythes £2. 16s. 0d.
Item the funerall charges £4. 14s. 0d.
Sum is £7. 10s. 0d.
Remaines of the goods £4. 13s. 6d.

 

By us:
[signed] Antho. Woodhouse
             Thomas Dalton
             Francis Barber
             James Dalton
             Ralph Woodhouse his mark
             Will Greene    

Will of Jonathan Green of Totley (-1802)

This is last Will and Testament of me Jonathan Green of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Smelter made this first Day of April in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and one First I Will that All my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses be paid and Discharged by my Executor herein after Named out of my Estate and Effects Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Rachel Marsden the sum of Forty pounds to be paid to her or her Lawful Heirs at the end of Twelve Months next following and after my Decease Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Broomhead the sum of three pounds to be paid to him at the end of twelve months next following and after my Decease Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Samuel Broomhead the Sum of Ten pounds to be paid to him as soon as he has or shall have attained the Age of twenty one Years together with lawful Interest for the same from the time of my Decease to his having attained that Age Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Joshua Green the Possession and Tenant Right of my Farm which I Hold of Mr. Greaves humbly Desiring that the said Mr. Greaves as well as the other Gentlemen Trustees will be pleased to suffer and permit him to possess and Enjoy the same Also All, the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects wheresoever and whatsoever which I have not before in this my Will Disposed of I Give and Bequeath the same unto my said Son Joshua Green And Lastly I Do hereby Appoint my said Son Joshua Green Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills by me have before made In Witness whereof I the said Jonathan Green the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first within written

 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Jonathan Green the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other

 

[Signed] Jonathan Green His Mark

 

[Signed] Jno. Unwin Senr.
         George Dalton

Will of Joshua Green of Totley (-1737)

In the name of God Amen the 17th Day of May in the Elventh year of the reign of our Soveraign Lord George the second By the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Anno Dom. 1737 I Joshua Green of Tottley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Yeoman Being but weak in Body by of sound mind and Good Memory praised be God for the same and considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time of Death Do Make and publish and Declare this my Last Will and Testament in manor and form Following First I Commend my soul into the hands of almighty God my creator hopeing to be saved through the mirretts and Blood of my blessed saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ who shed hist Most pretious Blood for all such who Truly Believe in him my body I appoint to be buryed in the parish Churchyard of Dronfield aforesaid att the Discretion of my Friends and as for my wordly Estate which God of his Great mercy hath been pleased to bestow upon me I Give Devise dispose and Bequeath of the same in maner and form Following (that is to say) First My will and mind is that my Debts Funeral Charges Expenses and Legasays shall be paid and Discharged by my Executor hereafter named Item I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Loving wife Dorathy Green all my Estate both real and personall whatsoever my Quick Goods Excepted During her naturall Life Item I Give and Bequeath unto my son Joshua Green att the Decease of my said Loving wife my house in Dore wherein John Harrison Doth now Dwell Item I give and Bequeath unto my son William Green the Tenantright of my Farm in Tottley which is now in my Possession and all my Quick Goods Item I Give and Bequeath unto my son William Green my three houses in Tottley (That is to say) that house where Joseph Green now is Tenant and That house where George Hancock is Tenant and one house called the Scholehouse with the Croft and all other appurtenances belonging to the same att the Decease of my Loving wife but my will and mind is that my Two Daughters Grace and Dorathy Green shall have a homested in those houses as long as they keep unmarried Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Grace Green Twenty pounds Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Dorathy Green Twenty pounds to be paid within six months after the Decease of my Loving wife Dorathy Green but if in Case my Daughters Either of them Dye before that time for payment thereof my will and mind is that her portion shall be Equally Divided amongst my surviving Children only my Daughter Sara outcepted from any Moety or share thereof Item I give and Bequeath unto my Two Sons Joshua and William Green all my right Title and Intrist of the Saltersick to be Joyntly Concerned to take the Issues and profitts Equally Betwixt them if any be and I Do hereby nominate Constitute ordain and Appoint my said Loving son William Green sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament revoilking and making wholy Null and void all wills by me heretofore made In wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and years First Above written

 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the presents of us

 

[Signed] Joshua Green Mark & Seal

 

[Signed] Abraham Rowell
             William Dore his Mark
             Ralph Woodhouse 

 

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A true and perfect Inventory of the Goods Chattles substance and personnall Estate of Joshua Green of Totley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby yeoman Made January 9th Anno Dom. 1737

 

Item His purse and apparrell £2. 0s. 0d.
Item one Mare £2. 0s. 0d.
Item Three Cows Two Stirks and Two Calfes £8. 0s. 0d.
Item fifteen sheep £1. 17s. 6d.

 

Goods in the House
Item one range with the fire shovell and Tongs £0. 5s. 0d.
Item one Little Iron pot one Iron pan and Two sawc pans £0. 4s. 0d.
Item one Long settle Two Little Tables Two Choars and old Dresser £0. 8s. 6d.
Item one Dresser and pewter upon it £0. 18s. 0d
Item one Scellett one Tosting Iron Two Candlesticks £0. 2s. 0d.

 

Goods in upper parlor; Item one Bed and Beding Belonging to itt £1. 10s. 0d.
Item one press one Ovell Table and Three Choars £0. 8s. 6d.
Item one range Two Buffitts one Little Table £0. 4s. 6d.

 

Goods in the nether parlor
Item one Bed and Beding thereunto belonging £1. 0s. 0d.
Item one Trusdle Bed and Beding belonging to itt £0. 9s. 0d.
Item Two Chestes one Trunk one old Chaor one warming pan £0. 8s. 6d.

In the Chamber over the house one pair of Bed Stocks one Chest £0. 5s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Chamber over the parlor
Item one Bed and Beding Belonging to itt £0. 10s. 0d.
Item one Chest one Chaor and six Boxes £0. 6s. 0d.
In the Buttrey some milk vessells Twelfe Bottles £0. 2s. 6d.

 

Goods in the Cittchin
Item one ark and one old Chest £0. 5s. 6d.
Item Three kitts one washing Tub one pan £0s. 7s. 0d.
Item one .... kitt one Iron pott £0. 3s. 0d.
Item four Barrells Two Looms one Churn one Cimmell £0. 11s. 0d.
The Husbandry Gair £1. 10s. 6d.
Item Hustlement Lumber Goods in Dore and without not Afore Mentioned £0. 5s. 0d.
Sum is £24. 01s. 0d.

 

Prized and valued By us whose Names are hereunto subscribed

 

[Signed] Abraham Revell
             Robert Fisher
             Ralph Woodhouse 

Will of Joshua Green of Totley (-1789)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me Joshua Green of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman made this twenty seventh day of July in the Twenty ninth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty King George the third and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine as followeth First I Give devise and Bequeath unto my Grandson William Green of Totley Farmer all and every my Freehold Messuages Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging and enjoyed herewith whereof I am seized in fee Situate lying and being in Dore in the Parish and County aforesaid and now in the several Tenures or Occupations of Widow Mortin and Widow Swift of Dore aforesaid To have and to hold all and every the said Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging to him my said Grandson William Green and the Lawful Heirs of his Body for Ever And for want or default of such Heir I Give and devise the aforesaid Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances unto my younger Grandson Thomas Green of Offerton in the County aforesaid Currier To have and to hold and every the said Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging and enjoyed therewith to him my said Grandson Thomas Green and the Lawful Heirs of his Body for Ever and for want of such Heirs to my own Right Heirs for Ever I Give and Bequeath to my son Thomas Green the Sum of Forty Pounds Also I further Give and bequeath to my aforesaid Grandson William Green the Sum of Forty Pounds Also I Give and bequeath to my aforesaid Grandson Thomas Green the Sum of Forty Pounds I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Elizabeth the Wife of William Ogden the Sum of Forty Pounds I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Rachel Green the Sum of Ten Pounds to be paid by my Executor herein after named to the several Legatees Respectively so soon as one Year after my decease shall be Expired I Give and Bequeath to my Son Thomas's Grandson Robert Boot the Sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid to him by my Executor when he shall attain the Age of Twenty one Years or Marriage which shall first happen And whereas my Son Thomas Green has in his Possession the Title Deeds belonging the Houses Tenements and Premises herein before Given and Devised to my aforesaid Grandson

 

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William Green I do hereby Expressly declare that my Will is, if my said Son Thomas Green Refuse delivering the said Title Deeds unto my aforesaid Grandson William Green when legally Required so to do before sufficient Witness I do hereby Revoke the Legacy of Forty Pounds Given to my Son Thomas Green and hereby Give and Bequeath the said Legacy of Forty Pounds to my aforesaid Grandson William Green and also every other Devise and Bequest to my aforesaid Grandson William Green to be and Remain to him as herein before Mentioned in this my Will And it is my Will that my Executor herein after named shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for more of my Money than he shall Actually Receive or shall come to his hand by Virtue of this my Will and in case any of my Money which is Placed out at Interest happen to be lost I do do hereby ordain and appoint Every Legatee herein before Named to bear a Proportionable share of such loss according to the Legacy bequeathed to them And finally all the  Residue of my Personal Estate Goods and Chattels whatsoever and wheresoever not herein before otherwise Effectually disposed of after payment of my Funeral Expense and Charges of Proving this my Will, I Give and Bequeath the same to my aforesaid Grandson William Green And I do hereby Ordain and appoint my aforesaid Grandson William Green Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills heretofore by me made, In Witness whereof I the said Joshua Green the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the date and Year above written.

 

Signed sealed Published and declared by the said Joshua Green the 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 each other have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto

 

[Signed] Joshua Green

 

[Signed] George Marsden
         Thomas Slack
         Robert Mortin 

Will of William Green of Totley (1759-1827)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me William Green of Totley in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Labourer. Imprimis I will and direct that all my Just Debts, Funeral Expenses, and the expenses of, and attending this my Last Will and Testament, be paid by my Executor hereinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath to my son Job Green my four Cows, all my farming Stock, and implements of husbandry. I give and devise unto my said son Job Green my four acres of land [insert] called the Waif Close [end insert] situate in the township of Totley together with my dwelling house, Stable and Garden, with the appur-tenances and privileges thereunto belonging, to hold to him the said Job Green his heirs, and Assigns for ever, charged and chargeable with the Legacies hereinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath to my Daughters Martha and Hannah Green all my household furniture to be equally divided between them, except my Clock, which I give and bequeath to my Son Matthias Green when he arrives at the age of twenty one, (my son Job to take care of the said Clock for him, until that time). I give and bequeath to my said son Matthias, forty pounds, to my son Matthew forty pounds to Benjamin ten pounds, and to Martha and Hannah Green, my daughters each one pound seven shillings and sixpence. And the abovesaid Legacies and bequests I do hereby charge upon my Land, House, Garden and Stable, devised as above to my son Job Green, which said Legacies shall be paid in twelve months after my decease. And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint him the said Job Green Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and setting aside all other Wills and Testaments by me at any time before made. In wit-ness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.

 

Signed, Sealed published and declared as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereof the day of the date above written four words having first been interlined.

 

[Signed] William Green (his mark)

 

[Signed] William Green
             Jacob Green (his mark)
             Richd. Furness   
    

Will of William Green of Totley (1757-1843)

This is last Will and Testament of Me William Green of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Farmer. I Will and Direct that all my Just Debts, Funeral and Testamentary Expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named. Also that the Mortal Remains of Me and my Wife be decently inter-ned at Christ Church in Dore. I give and bequeath to my dear Wife Elizabeth Green all my Furniture as it now stands for and during the Term of her natural life and at and after her decease I give and bequeath the same to Eliza Barker the Daughter of my late Nephew Thomas Barker I give and Bequeath to my Dear Wife all my Money and securities for Money, with the Interests and Profits arising therefrom together with all the Rents arising from any my Real Estate for and during the Term of her natural life and at and after her decease should any of the said mo-ney or securities remain I give and bequeath it or them to Eliza Barker aforesaid. I Give Devise and Bequeath all those my three Dwelling Houses situate at Totley in the Parish aforesaid to my Dear Wife for her life and at her decease I give and Devise the same Three Dwelling Hou-ses to my two kind Friends Mr. Tom Hydes of the Hallows near Dronfield and Mr. Joseph Lancaster of Dronfield Upon Trust and Direct that they my said Trustees on the decease of My Wife or the Survivor of us do receive the Rents and Profits thereof and apply them to the Use of the Widow of my Nephew Robert Boot late of Dronfield till the time of her decease and thenceforward to the Use of her Son George Boot for his maintenance and benefit as they shall think best untill he arrive at the Age of twenty one years When I give devise and bequeath the same three Freehold dwelling houses to the said George Boot to have and to hold to him his heirs administrators and Assigns for ever he first paying out of the said Free-hold Houses to his two sisters Fifteen Pounds each in Four Years after the Expiration of his Minority which Two Legacies I do hereby Charge upon the said three Freehold

 

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Dwelling Houses. I give devise and bequeath to Thomas Hopkinson of Totley Bents Butcher and Farmer All that my Allotment upon Totley Commons situate lying and being on Bole Hill on the west side of Taylor Hill and known by the name of Millstone Carr and numbered on the survey 37 and being awarded or about to be awarded to me by the Commissioners for the Enclosure of the said Commons to have and to hold to him the said Thomas Hopkinson his heirs administrators and assigns for ever. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Friend Aaron Thorpe of Chesterfield Inn-keeper Executor of this my Will as touching my Pers-onal Estate only the Funerals of Me and My Wife the proving of This my Will and the discharge of all Expen-ses as incurred thereby. And I do hereby revoke and set aside all other Wills by me at any time before made and do declare this Only to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty Ninth Day of January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and forty two. Signed sealed published and declared by the Testa-tor William Green as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence in the presence of each other and at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses on the Day of the Date above writ-ten

 

[Signed] William Green

 

[Signed] Hariott Green
             Elizabeth Green
             Richard Furness  

Will of John Grisedale of Totley Bents (-1729)

In the name of God Amen I John Grisedale of Tottley Bents In the parish of Dranfield and County of Derbye yeoman being of sound Mind and Good Memory praised be God for the same and con-sidering the Certainty of Death and the Uncertainty of the time of Death Doe make publish and Declare this my Last Will and Testament in manor and forme Following First I Commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing to be saved through the Mirretts and Blood of my Blessed saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ who shed his Most presious Blood for all such as truly believe on him My Body I Appoint to be Buryed in decent Like manner att the Discretion of my Friends and as for my worldly Estate which God of his mercy hath been pleased to bestaw upon me I Give and Bequeath and Dispose of the same as followeth (that is to say) First My will and Mind is that My Debts Funerall Charges Expenses and Legacyes shall be first paid and Discharged Item I Give and Bequeath unto Mary Grisedale my said Loving wife My Close of Free Land Called the Bress barn Item I give and Bequeath unto Mary my wife my Two Cottage houses and my Two Crofts with the Lease and Aprobation of the Most noble Lord Midleton Item I Give and Bequeath unto Mary my wife all my personall Estate both Quick and Dead whatsoever and wheresoever itt shall hapen to be found Item my Will and mind is to Give Unto my Brother William Grisedale one shilling Item I give to My sister Mary Grisedale one shilling. Item I Give unto Every one of My Brother William Grisedale Children Twelve pence Apeece Item I Give to my sisters son one shilling all which is to be paid out of my personall Estate if they will Take the paines to Come for itt Item I nominate Ordaine and Appoint Mary Grisedale my wife Sole Executor of This my Last will and Testament Revoolking and makeing voide all or Any will or wills Either by word or writing Ever before made by me I Doe make this my Last Will and Testament in Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth Day of February Anno Dom. 1728/9 

 

[Signed] John Grisedale his mark

 

Attested by:

 

[Signed] Christopher Ellott
             Henry Greaves
             Ralph Woodhouse


A true and perfect Inventory of the Goods Chattles and substance of John Grisedale of Tottley Bense in the parish of Dranfield and County of Derbye yeoman Made February the 14:th 1728/9

 

Imprimis: His purse and apparrell £2. 0s. 0d.
Goods in the house one Landron with the fire shovell and Tongs £0. 2s. 6d.
Item: one Long Settle £0. 4s. 0d.
Item: one old Cubbord £0. 2s. 6d.
Item: one Chest one Little Table and two Buffetts £0. 8s. 0d.
Item: one Little Ovell Table and A Little square Table £0. 7s. 6d.
Item: two Old Choars £0. 1s. 6d.
Item: two Little Iron potts and three Little skilletts £0. 5s. 6d.
Item: Tenn Pewter plates A Tankard and A Candlestick £0. 13s. 4d.
Item: four pewter porrengers a posset cup A Candlestick And an old warming pan £0. 2s. 6d.

 

Goods in the Chamber
Item one seeled Bed and Beding belonging to itt £1. 2s. 0d.
Item: one hafe headed Bed with beding belonging to itt £0. 13s. 6d.
Item: Two Chests and Old Tub and two boxes £0. 7s. 6d.
Item some Little Meall in the Chest £0. 9s. 0d.
Item: one Old Barrell and an Old Leaven Kitt £0. 2. 6d.

 

in the parlor is
Twenty Dozen of Potts and A little Landron £1. 2s. 0d.
Item: one frieng pan and an old warming pan £0. 2s. 6d.

 

Quick Goods is four Little Gallaways and there saddles and Cotts Crates £8. 3s. 0d.
Item Some hay in the Barne £1. 5s. 0d.
Item: Hustlement Lumbers and Other things in Doore and without not before Mentioned £0. 3s. 4d.
Totall is £17. 17s. 8d.

 

Prized and Valued By us Whose Names are here subscribed
Ralph Martin
Henry Greaves
Ralph Woodhouse  

Will of William Hattersley of Owler Bar (1787-1846)

This is the last Testament of Me William Hattersley of Owler Bar in the Township of Holmesfield in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Pym Hill Tanner of Cordwell in the said Township of Holmesfield in the said County All my real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever together with all my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever Upon Trust to the Ends Intents and Purposes following, that is to say, that my said Trustee do allow my Wife to retain and keep the undisturbed possession and Tenant Right of All and singular my said Real and Personal Estates as they now stand and to carry on the said Estates as they were carried on and enjoyed by me, during my life Unless she marry again when, I will and direct my said Trustee to pay to her out of my said Estates real and Personal five shillings per Week, for and during the term of her natural life, and then and im-mediately on or after her decease I give devise and bequeath to my two Sons George and William Hattersley all and singular my real and Personal Estate as tenants in common and not as joint tenants to be equally divided between them, to have and to hold to them their Adminis-trators, Heirs and Assigns for ever. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Trustee as Executor of this my last Will and Testament. Signed sealed published and declared to be my last Will and Testament this twenty-first day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty six in the presence of Us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses

 

[Signed] Wm. Hattersley

 

[Signed] Aaron Fisher
             Thomas Bingham
             Richard Furness

Will of William Hattersley of Owler Bar (1823-1856)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me William Hattersley of Owler Bar in the Township of Holmesfield and Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Innkeeper. Imprimis I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever to my two good friends Thomas Pinder of Moorwoods and Pym Hill of Cordwell both of the said Township aforesaid Upon Trust for the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned I will and direct that my dear Wife the daughter of Jonathan Pinder of Moorwoods do continue as Tenant to His Grace the Duke of Rutland with the kind consent of my Landlord and his Agent untill such time as she may think proper to remarry when I direct my Trustees to sell and convert into money all my said Estate and to employ the same in the sustentation and education of such of my children as may then be liv-ing any thing to the contrary notwithstanding, and I do hereby indemnify and save harmless my two said Trustees from any expense that may be incurred in the due execution of this my Will and from all losses on Bank and other Securities as the case may be. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my two said Trustees joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and setting aside All other Wills by me at any time before made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament, in Witness whereof I William Hattersley the Testator have hereunto set my hand in the presence of Us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have subscri-bed our Names as Witnesses this Fifth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six

 

[Signed] William Hattersley

 

[Signed] George Dobbs
             Richard Furnsess  

Will of Thomas Lee of Dore (1755-1821)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thos. Lee Snr. of Dore in the Parish of Dron-field in the County of Derby Farmer, First I Will and direct that all my Just Debts Funer-ral Expenses and the expenses of and attending the proving of this my Will be paid by my Executor hereinafter named, I Give and bequeath unto my son in law Thomas Bishop all my personal [insert on] Estate [insert off] and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever, In Trust for and during the minority of my Son Jonathan Lee and I humble Devise that my Landlord Sir George Sitwell or his Agents will furnish my said Trustee to occupy the Farm I now hold until Lady Day next following and after my Said Son shall attain such age, And when and as soon as my said son Jonathan Lee shall have attained such age and the Lady Day after, Then I will and direct that he my said Son in-Law Thomas Bishop his Heirs Executors and Administrators shall call in my money out at Interest (if not sooner called in by him) and also shall sell or convert into money all my stock and personal Estate, and shall procure a fair and Equitable Valuation of the Manure and Tillage Due to me as Tenant of the Farm

 

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I now hold, And the money or sum Total so to arise from my personal Estate as aforesaid after Deducting all reasonable Expenses he may be put to in the Execution of the Trust hereby reposed in him, All which remainder and sum Total so to arise as aforesaid, I Give and bequeath unto all my Children that may be then living and the lawful Issue of such as may be Dead as their Representatives, in equal shares and proportions, and whereas my son John Lee has received of me the sum of Twenty Pounds in my life time, I direct that the said sum shall stand as part of the legacy so be-queathed to him as above, Also I humble hope that my said Landlord or his Agents will be so kind as admit my said Son Jonathan Lee then to become Tenant of the Farm which I now hold And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Son in law Thomas Bishop sole Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made, I do hereby declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand this first Day of September in the 

 

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Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty One

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Lee the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his pre-sence, at his request, and in the presence of one another have set our names as Witnesses

 

[Signed] Thos Lee

 

[Signed] Martha Flint her mark
         John Unwin

Will of Joshua Littlewood of Totley (-1729)

In the name of God, Amen, the Ninth day of January in the Second Year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain etc. King defender of the Faith Anno, Dom. 1728/9. I Joshua Littlewood of Tottley in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Mason, being weak in Body but of good and perfect memory (praise be given to God for the same) and knowing the incertainty of this life on Earth and being desirous to settle things in order, so make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following, that is to say, First and principally I Commend my Soul to Allmighty God my Creator, assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of my Sins and be saved by the precious Death and Merits of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Christ Jesus, and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken, to be buried in such decent and Christian manner, as to my Executors here-after named, shall be thought meet and convenient. And as for such Worldly Substance as the Lord in Mercy hath been pleased to bestow upon Mee, My mind and Will is, shall be disposed of as followeth. First I give and Order that Grace Littlewood my Mother have out of [insert on] my [insert off] whole estate and Substance, sufficient and Necessary Maintenance, Apparell and Houseroom (with Elizabeth my beloved Wife) in the House which I now possess, during her naturall Life, or so long as she is pleased to stay with my said Wife. Item I give unto the said Elizabeth my beloved Wife, the use, priveledge and tennant right of all that Cottage House and Croft with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging which I now possess, so long as she remain my Widdow. Item I give and bequeath unto my Said Wife the one half part of all my Goods Quick and Dead, money, Debts owing unto me Whatsoever, and wheresoever the same are or may be found to her own Intire and proper use for ever, and further My Will is, that if My Said Wife be with Child at my decease I do likewise give and bequeath unto it the Tennant right of the Said Cottage at My said Wife's decease, or Second Marriage, and the other half part of all my Goods, that is to say an equall share with my Said Wife, of all My Goods Quick and Dead, Money and Debts owing unto me whatsoever provide the Child live, but if it happen to be stillborn, or dye in itts Infancy, or if My Said Wife be not with Child at my decease, that when I likewise give unto my said Wife the other half of all my Goods, Money and Debts owing unto Me She my Said Wife giveing immediate Surety, Sattisfaction and security for the Support and Maintenance of my Said Mother during her Naturall Life and furthermore if the Said Child dye without Lawfull Issue, and also at my said Wife's decease or Second Marriage that then the use and Tennant right of the abovesaid Cottage I give unto my beloved Nephews, Joseph Littlewood, and Joshua Littlewood equally, share and share like, to them and their Heirs, with the leave and approbation of the Lord of the Manner. And lastly I do Committ the full Trust and Management hereof, to my trusty and well beloved Friends Joshua Green my Nephew, and Jonathan Blackshaw my brother in Law, for, and on the behalf of my said Mother, Wife and Child. And I do hereby Ordain, Constitute and make the said Joshua Green and Jonathan Blackshaw Executors of this My last will and Testament, Revoking and making Void all Wills by Me heretofore made. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set My Hand and Seall the day and Year first above Written.

 

Signed, Sealed, published and declared in the presence of us

 

[Signed] Joshua Littlewood

 

[Signed] Abraham Rowell
         Joshua Green Senior
         George Marsden


                                                                      
A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goods and Chattels of Joshua Littlewood of Tottley in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Mason late deceased, Vallued and appraised by us whose Names are here underwritten January 24th 1728/9 as followeth

 

Imprimis Purse and Apparell £1. 10s. 0d.
in the House, Range fire shovell tongs and roasting Iron £0. 2s. 0d.
1 Iron pott and an Iron kettle £0. 3s. 0d.
10 pewtor dishes, 5 little plates, a little flagon, 2 porringers, a Cup and a Salt and a Candlestick £0. 13s. 4d.
Item an old Clock £0. 10s. 0d.
Item 1 warming plan, 2 little Skellets, 1 brass Morter and pestill £0. 5s. 0d.
Item a Watering pan, and a tin plate and a tin tank £0. 2s. 0d.
Item a Lan Settle, a little Table a form and 2 Buffets £0. 10s. 6d.
Item 3 old Chairs £0. 2s. 6d.
1 pewtor case and Dresser and a dozen and a half of trenchers £0. 4s. 6d.
some linen Yarn, a kitt and a looking Glass £0. 14s. 10d.
Item an Old Gun and a Smoothing Iron £0. 3s. 0d.

 

Goods in the parlour
A Sield bed and bedding and hangings to it £2. 0s. 0d.
Item 1 Chest, 1 box, 1 buffet and an old Cubboard £0. 10s. 6d.
Item 1 peck 1 quartorn, and a Voider £0. 2s. 6d.

 

Goods in the Chamber
2 pair of old bed Stocks and some bedding £1. 10s. 0d.
Item 4 Chests, and some Cloaths in one Chest £1. 7s. 6d.
Item 2 Spinning Wheels, 1 hand basket, and 1 old Chair £0. 3s. 6d.
Item 1 pair of old trundle bed stocks, 1 old heckle, and 2 Reels £0. 3s. 6d.

 

Goods in the buttery
1 little barrell, Doughshen, 1 Churn and 2 bowls £0. 4s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Corn Chamber
4 Dozen of Candles £1. 0s. 0d.
Item 1 Chair a little kneading trough, 1 loom, 1 pair of scales £0. 4s. 0d.
Item a Wool Wheel and 3 Strike of barley £0. 11s. 0d.
Item 2 Sacks, 1 Window Sheet, and 1 Stone of Wool £0. 12s. 0d.

 

Goods in the little kitchen
3 Axes and a little Range and a Woodhook £0. 2s. 0d.
Item 1 lead pott, a Washing kimbnell, and a little loom and 2 barrells £0. 6s. 0d.

 

In the barn at the house
Some Hay, a little Ladder and 4 forks, and an old spade £0. 16s. 6d.
Item 2 Cows £5. 0s. 0d.
Item 1 Mare and her Gairs £2. 6s. 0d
Item 1 Score of Sheep £4. 0s. 0d.

 

at the barn beneath the house
Some Corn and Hay £2. 0s. 6d.
Item 6 Sacks £0. 7s. 0d.
Item some Wheat sown £0. 16s. 0d.
Goods in the little Shop £0. 15s. 8d.
Item Certain Debts £3. 0s. 0d.
Husslement £0. 3s. 0d.
Totall £33. 1s. 10d.

 

Vallued and prais'd by us

 

[Signed] Robert Fisher
             John Marsden
             William Webster  

Will of Lionel Martin of Totley (-1697)

November 7 Day 1697
The last will and testament of Lionell Martin of Totley
First I give be .. my soule unto all mighty god who gave it me at the first and my body to boured in .. mans burall

Item I give Edward Morton £0. 1s. 0d.
Item Sarah Morton £0. 1s. 0d.
Item Thomas Mortin £0. 0s. 4d.
Item Linell Mortin £0. 1s. 0d.
Item All the rest of goodes and catles unto Alles Martin my lawfull wife to be my Executor of this my last will and testament

sealed and declared in presents of us
Ralph Woodhous
Francis Carter  

[Signed] Linell Martin    

 

Apll the 29th 1698
A true and perfect Inventory of all they goods Callell and Chattells of Lionell Martin of Tottley Late Deceased and Lawfully praised by us whose names are heare unto subscribed

 

Imprimis His purse and Aparell praised to £1. 5s. 0d.
Goods in they house Item one table one cupboard one forme and Little table £0. 6s. 8d.
Item Four old chaires £0. 1s. 0d.
Item Two Iorn potts 1 brass pott one Little bottle of brass £0. 3s. 4d.
Item 7 old puter dishes 5 poringers 2 sosers 2 candlesticks one Chamber pott six spoons £0. 6s. 2d.
Item one Range one fire shovell one paire of tongs with cabinhooks £0. 2s. 0d.
Item one drippinge plate one brass ladle £0. 2s. 0d.
Goods in the parlor: Item Two bedds with beddinge upon them £2. 6s. 8d.
Item 12 Cushans £0. 3s. 0d.
Item one Little Chest £0. 2s. 0d.
Goods in the chamber: Item Two paire of old Beddstocks 1 old meale arke with 2 old barells £0. 8s. 6d.
Item Milking stolls in Buttery £0. 2s. 4d.
Item One Cowe £2. 13s. 4d.
Item One ... Mare £0. 13s. 4d.
Item Twenty sheepe £4. 0s. 0d.
Item one old cart with harowe £1. 3s. 4d
Item Apack sadle with some old husbandry gaires £0. 3s. 8d.
Item The huslements £0. 6s. 8d.
In all £14. 10s. 4d.

 

Wittness our hands hereto

[Signed] Antho. Woodhouse
             Ralph Woodhouse his mark
             Francis Barber

 

Will of Robert Newbould of Totley (-1619)

In the name of god Amen. I Robert Newbould of Tottley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Darby yeoman Being Sicke in body but whole in mynd and of good and perfect Remembrance Thankes Be geven to god Am fully mynded to make this my last Will and Testament First and Absolutely I Comytt my Soule to Almighty god my maker and Redemer Inwhom I only Truste to be Saved and By no other Creator and my body to the earthe from where yt Came to be Buryed in the parish Churche yeard in Dronfield afforsaid hoppinge and trustinge at the Daye of Judgment to Receave the Same ... Imortall As for my wordly goods which [insert on] god [insert off] hathe lent me in this world I Dispose them in manner and forme followinge Firste I give and Bequethe unto Margery my wyff the Thyrde parte of all my Landes That I ame possessed of in the said parish of Dronfield and .. for fourty years if she b longe lyve excepting Suche portion of lands whiche I will give unto Christopher my Sone hereafter nomynated Also I give and bequeath unto Willm Newbould my Sone one Messuage and Tenement with the [insert on] Apurtenances [insert off] Landes thereunto belonginge in Greenhill nowe in the tenor and occupation of Boyde Morten Thomas More George More Robert [fold] ... ... ... and Lawrance Stephenson for so many years as are inn my lease the of the same unexspired and yet for to come exceptinge one Dole or parcell of grounde called the auld field Dole Belonginge to the Same farme Also I geve and Bequeath unto Christopher Newbould my Sone one Dwellinge house with the Appurtenaces Lyinge at a place in the parish of Norton afforesaid called Bradwaye more yeate withe a Croft adioyning to the Same one pece or parcell of Land called the Bradway furlonge and the Sayde Dole affor mentioned called the auld field Dole for so many years as I have in the farme And further yt is my will that in Consideration of the Sayd lands that I have bequeathed unto my son Willm that he shall paye unto Thomas Newbould my Sone and Gartrud [insert on] Newbould [insert off] my Daughter my Two youngest Children the some of fourty pounds of Currant money of England Befor the Sayde Willm Shall posess the farme or any the farme landes to Be lett to the use and uses of the Sayde Thomas and Gartrude Untill as the Sayde sume of fourty pounds be to them fully Sattisfied and payed .. .. the Sayde lands .. .. in lease in the hands of the portion afforsaid as longe as the sayd lease Dothe Indure my will is that my wyff shall have Suche Rents as are yearly Dewe to be payde for the farme payd unto her for the better performent and Bringing-Upp of my younger Chilldren Also I geve and bequeath unto my Son Willm one Browen heiffer in full Sattisffaction of his portion and parte of all my goods and the Beste Cowe theris to my wyff at her owne Choice Also I geve and Bequeath other two heiffers theone to my Sone Christopher and theother to my Sone Thomas and the Same to be kept untill the Be in make to Be put forth for their  .. Also I geve and Bequeath one Brown Cowe unto my Daughter Garterude And also my will is the that the Saide Willm my Sone shall paye and discharge all Suche Rents and Duties as are yearly Demed to be Payed out of lands Before by me Bequeathed unto him when he shall .. and possess the Same and Christopher my Sone shall paye unto my Sone Willm two pence a yeare and every yeare for the Dole called the auld feild Dole bequeathed unto him Also I geve and Bequeathe unto George Newbould my Sone the Beste payer of Iorne Band wheels and A carte wagen that is sett uppon them my Best Copp yooke two Draught yook the Best But .. and axe .. the Best Iorne .. excepted I geve him two of the next and the mydell .. the Longe Borde in the howse and the forme in full satissffaction of all his portion and parte of all my goods Also my will is that Margery [insert on] my [insert off] wyff shall have the nether parlor Duringe her lyff Also George Newbould my Sone is Contented that in Consideration of the fold of the woods growinge uppon my lands in Tottley .. Alowe and paye four pounds of good and lawfull money of England which payd money I geve and bequeath unto Christopher Newbould and Thomas Newbould my two Sons and to Gartrud Newbould my Daughter every one of them fyve ... at the end of Seven years after the Daye of my Decease Also I geve and bequeathe unto my Daughter in Law Alles the wyfe of George Newbould my Sone a Lambe and unto Robert Newbould their Sone ... .. and a lambe and to every one of my .. god childeren vj.ds (sixpence) As for the Reste of my goods nonbequeathed I give the third parte thereof to Margery my wyffe and .. .. yts to be equally devided my Debts and funerall charges payd and discharged and my Legacies performed by them to be equally Devyded Amongest my three Children Christopher Thomas and Gartrud And to this my last will I make ordayen and Appointe Margery my Wyffe and Christopher my Sone my Executors Charging them in all parts to execute yt and Discharge yt And I Doe will and Requyor Thomas More Robert Myrhell Robert Green and Willm Steynrod Supervisors and Overseers of this my Last will and testament .. them and every one of them to be the Same performed .. them this Asthoryly and every one of them xij.ds (twelve pence) for their payens .. Thest Being Wyttnesses whose names are here under written Dated the viijth (eighth) Daye of Marche in the xiijth (thirteenth) yeare of the Rayne of our Sourign Lord James By the yeare of grace of god Kinge of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faythe etcetera and of Scotland .. 1619

 

Wyttnesses Viz

Thomas More ... Green
Robert Myrhell and Willm Steynrod

Will of Peter Pinder of Dore (1791-1844)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me Peter Pinder of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Farmer. I give and bequeath unto my Dear Wife Sarah Pinder all my real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever for and during the full term of her natural life to be by her enjoyed and disposed of in the maintenance and support of herself and family and at her decease I will and direct that what remains may be equally divided amongst my children share and share alike but if any of my said children die before they become possessed of their share then I will and direct that such share or shares may be equally divided amongst the survivors. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said [insert Wife] the sole Executrix of this my Will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty four the word Wife having been first interlined

 

(signed) Peter Pinder

 

(signed) Samuel Ford
             Richard Furness  Witnesses 

Will of Peter Pinder of Dore (1754-1830)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me Peter Pinder of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Farmer. I give and devise and bequeath to my son Peter Pinder all my Freehold Estate Whatsoever and Wheresoever. My Personal Estate and Effects I give and bequeath to my Four Children Martha, Mary, Peter and Sarah Pinder share and share alike in four Equal Parts or Proportions, I will and direct that all my just Debts, Funeral and Testamentary expenses be paid out of my said Personal Estate and Effects by my Executor hereafter named, And I will and direct that my said Personal Estate and Effects be continued in the same form and manner as heretofore untill the decease of my Dear Wife [Ann] when (and not until then) a division thereof shall be made as soon as possible after her decease amongst my Four children or their respective representatives. Also I will and direct that my said son Peter Pinder do take care of and support my Dear Wife as she has been during my life time out of my Real and Personal Estate, and should any of my Four Children die before the due execution of this Will then I will and direct that the share or shares of the child or children so dying shall be given to their children, or the representatives of such child or children, or if dying without Issue then the said share or shares shall be equally divided among my surviving children. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son Peter Pinder the Sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking and setting aside all other at any time by Me before made in witness whereof I the Testator Peter Pinder have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventeenth Day of December in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty eight Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator Peter Pinder as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us who in his Presence in the Presence of each other and at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses

 

(signed) Peter Pinder

 

(signed) John Ward
             William Bamford
             Richard Furness

Will of Peter Pinder of Moorwoods (1757-1830)

In the name of God Amen I Peter Pinder of Moorwoods in the Manor of Holmesfield in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) I give devise and bequeath unto my nephew Thomas Pinder [insert the son of my Brother Samuel Pinder] All that my Moiety or equal half part of and in All and every the Copyhold Messuages Lands Testaments hereditaments and premises situate standing lying and being together with all Allotments of Common Land made thereto under the Holmesfield Inclosure Act at Moorwoods aforesaid (and which I have surrendered to the uses of my Will) And Also All my Freehold Estate and property whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be To hold the same unto the said Thomas Pinder his heirs and assigns for ever he paying thereout to my Nephew Jonathan Pinder the Son of my Brother Samuel Pinder the sum of Two Hundred and Twenty Pounds and to my younger Nephews Robert and Peter Pinder the younger Sons of my said Brother Samuel Pinder the sum of Fifty Pounds each And Also subject and chargeable with the payment of the Sum of Fifty Pounds to each of my nieces Mary and Ann the daughters of my said Brother Samuel Pinder when they shall severally have attained their ages of twenty one years or day of marriage respectively which shall first happen And in case any of the above Legatees should die before his or her Legacy shall become due and payable having lawfull Issue then I direct the Legacy of him or her dying o be paid to such Issue in equal shares but if nay of them should die before their Legacies should become due and payable without leaving lawfull Issue my Will and intent is that the Legacy of him or her so dying shall rest in the survivors and be divided equally between them and if only one should survive then to be paid to such survivor And it is my Will and Direction that my Executor hereinafter named shall not be liable to pay the aforesaid Legacies until the Decease of his Mother excepting the Legacy to his Brother Jonathan Pinder which I require to be paid when Ann the youngest Daughter of my Brother Samuel Pinder shall have attained her Age of Twenty one years And It is also my Will that my Executor Thomas Pinder shall pay Eight Pounds A Year by half yearly payments to my Nephew Jonathan Pinder towards the Maintenance of his Mother during the term of her natural life It is also my Will and desire that my Brother Thomas Pinder shall have his residence and maintenance with my said Executor Thomas Pinder at Moorwoods if he chooses to reside there during the term of his natural life- I give and bequeath to my Nephew Robert Pinder the son of John Pinder of Totley Bents the Sum of Five Pounds to be paid within Twelve Months after my Decease

 

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And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Nephew Thomas Pinder Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament I hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament contained on two sheets of paper- In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Thirty-

 

(signed) Peter Pinder

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Testator Peter Pinder as and for hist last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto

 

(signed) Jas. Wright
             Jno. R Hemingway
             Jno. Nicholson 

Will of Robert Pinder of Totley Bents (1723-1799)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me Robert Pinder of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derbyshire Yeoman made this Twenty eighth day of March the thirty Third year of the reign of his present Majesty King George the Third and so forth in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety three as follows that is to say First I will that all my just Debts Funeral Expenses The Charges of Proving and all other Charges attending the Execution of this my Will to be paid and Discharged by my Executors herein after named out of my Hereditaments and Premises Situate and being at Morewoods in the County of Derby aforesaid and at Standington in the County of York and hereafter mentioned to be Given and Devised to my Two Sons Peter Pinder and Samuel Pinder Also I Give and Devise all and Every my Freehold and Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging and enjoyed therewith situate standing lying and being at Morewoods in the County of Derby aforesaid and at Standington in the said County of York or in the Liberties Precincts or Territories thereof (My Copyhold Premises being duly surrendered to the use of my Will) and these and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances To have and to hold unto my two sons Peter Pinder and Samuel Pinder to each an Equal and a like Share of the same their Heirs and Assigns for Ever subject Nevertheless to and Charged and Chargeable with the payment of all my Debts and other Expenses above mentioned and also of an Annuity and the several Legacies or Sums of Money hereinafter Named That is to say I Give and Bequeath to my Wife the Sum of Eight Pounds per year to be paid half yearly by my Executors hereafter named In case she have not her Residence and Maintenance with my Executors or one of them for and During the term of her Natural Life and also as many of my Household Goods as She thinks sufficient to furnish her an Apartment where she chooses and at Her Decease the said Good to be Returned to my Eldest Son John Pinder for his Sole use and Benefit Also I Give and Bequeath to my Eldest Son John Pinder the Possession of my Farm which I hold as Tenant to Samuel Shore Esq by and with the consent of the said Samuel Shore Esq only Subject to the Rent which shall become due and payable for the same Also I Give and Bequeath all and every my Household Goods Stock Quick and Dead with the Implements of Husbandry Hay and Corn or Hay and Corn which may be Growing upon the said Farm or Premises at the time of my Decease unto my Eldest Son John Pinder for his sole and Separate use and Benefit Also I Give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas Pinder the Sum of Fifty Pounds if he survive me but if not if he leave any Children lawfully begotten the I Give the same unto and amongst his children if more than one equally to be divided amongst them share and share alike and if but one such Child then I Give the whole of the said sum of Fifty Pounds unto such only Child Also I Give and Bequeath unto my daughter Hannah the wife of William Dungworth the sum of Forty Pounds if she survive me but if not then I give the same unto and amongst her Children if more than one to be equally Divided amongst them share and share alike and if but one such child then I give the whole of the said sum of Forty Pounds unto such only Child I Give and Bequeath unto my daughter Ellen the wife of Joseph Siddon the sum of Forty Pounds if she survive me but if not then I give the same unto and amongst her Children if more than one to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and if but one such Child then I give the whole of the said sum of Forty Pounds unto such only Child I Give and Bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of Thomas Wilson the sum of Forty Pounds if she survive me but if not I give and bequeath the same unto and amongst her Children if more than one to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and if but one such Child I give the whole of the said sum of Forty Pounds unto such only Child I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Pinder the sum of Forty Pounds if she survive me but if not if she have any Children lawfully begotten then I Give the same unto and amongst her Children if more than one to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and if but one such Child I give the whole of the said sum of Forty Pounds unto such only Child Which Said Several Sums of Fifty Pounds Forty Pounds Forty Pounds and Forty Pounds I direct shall be paid to such of the said Legatees as shall be entitled thereto either my Children or Grandchildren by my Executors hereinafter named out of the said Hereditaments and premises hereinbefore Devised to them at the times hereafter mentioned viz. if to my Children within twelve months next after my Decease or to my Grandchildren

(signed) Robert Pinder

 

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at such time as they shall severally attain their Respective Ages of one and Twenty Years or marriage which shall first happen together with Interest for the same to Commence Twelve month next after my Decease after the rate of Four Pounds per Cent per Annum All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Personal Estate Goods and Chattels whatsoever and wheresoever and what nature Kind or Quality soever not herein disposed of I Give and Bequeath the same unto my Two Sons Peter Pinder and Samuel Pinder each an equal and like share of the same and I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my said Sons Peter Pinder and Samuel Pinder Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness thereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet set my hand and to the second and last sheet my hand and seal the Date and Year first above written

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his bequest and in his presence have subscribed own Names as Witnesses hereto

 

(signed) Robert Pinder

 

(signed) Robert Unwin
             James Taylor
             Robert Mortin

Will of Samuel Pinder of Moorwoods (1767-1819)

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Pinder of Moorwoods in the Manor of Holmesfield in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) I give devise and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Hannah Pinder All my Moiety or equal half part of and in all and every the Copyhold Messuages Lands and Tenements hereditaments and Premises situate standing lying and being at Moorwoods aforesaid [inserted: Together with all Allotments and Common Land made thereto under the Holmesfield Inclosure Act and] which I have duly surrendered to the Uses of my Will To hold the same unto my said Wife for and during the term of her natural life provided she keeps herself single and unmarried And from and immediately after her decease or marrying again I give devise and bequeath my Moiety of the aforesaid Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements hereditaments and Premises unto my oldest Son Jonathan Pinder his heirs and assigns for ever he paying thereout the sum of Fifteen Pounds a year by half yearly payments unto my Wife for and during the term of her natural life And also paying the following Legacies which I charge and subject the said Moiety of the said Estate with the payment thereof namely unto my Son Robert Pinder the Sum of one hundred Pounds also unto my Son Thomas Pinder the like Sum of one hundred Pounds and/ also

 

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also unto my youngest Son Peter Pinder the like Sum of one hundred Pounds all which Legacies I direct shall be paid to my said Sons by my said Son Jonathan when they shall respectively have attained their several ages of twenty one years I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Pinder the sum of Sixty Pounds to be paid to her when she shall have attained her age of twenty one years or be married also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Pinder the like Sum of Sixty Pounds to be paid her when she shall have attained her age of twenty one years or be married Provided nevertheless and it is my will and meaning that none of the aforesaid Legacies shall become payable during the life of my said Wife except she marries again and not then untill the youngest of my daughters shall attain the age of twenty one years when I direct that they shall be paid by my said Son Jonathan Pinder [inserted: his Heirs or assigns] within six months after the expiration of my youngest daughter having attained twenty one years of age and in case any of my said Sons and daughters should die before their Legacies shall become payable then I direct that the share of him or her so dying shall be paid to his or her legal issue but if he or she died without having such issue then the survivor or survivors of any of my Sons shall take/ the

 

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the share of the Son or Sons so dying and the survivor of my said daughters shall take the share of the daughter so dying I give and bequeath all my Personal Property whatsoever and wheresoever Household Goods and Furniture subject to the payment of my Debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my Will unto my said Wife absolutely provided she does not marry again but if she does then I bequeath her sufficient furniture only for a Parlour and Bed room wheresoever she may reside and from that time I bequest all the rest of the said personal Estate and effects unto my said son Jonathan Pinder his Executors and Administrators I give my eldest Brother one shilling and Lastly I make constitute and appoint my said Wife Executrix of this my last Will and Testament thereby revoking and making void all former and other Will and Wills by me heretofore made and Do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred and nineteen

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the said 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 set our hands and Witnessed hereto 

 

(signed) Samuel Pinder

 

The interlineations between the 11th and 12th lines of the first side and between the 21st and 22nd lines of the second side being first made and affirmed by us

 

(signed)      Jas. Mander.  Geo. Bland. William Ogden 

Will of Michael Raworth of Totley Bents (-1662)

May 24th 1662
In the name of God amen. I Michaell Raworth of Tottley Bents in the Parish of Dronfeild and County of Darbie being weake in Body but of Good and perfect memory (blessed bee God) doe make and ordayne this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following first I commend my imortall soule into the hands of God my Maker hopeing assuredly thorrow the meritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and Saviour to bee partaker of life Everlasting I also committ my Body to the earth whereof it is made to bee buried at the discretion of Margaret Raworth my tender and wellbeloved Wife, and for that outward Estate and Worldly wealth which it hath pleased God in his mercy to bestow upon mee I give and bequeath as it is hereafter to bee specifyed and declared, Inprimis I give and bequeath unto Margaret Raworth my said Wife the full and free enjoyment of this my Dwelling house and outhouseing and all and every parcell of Lands thereunto of Right appertaineing also I give and bequeath unto the said Margaret Raworth all and every of the titles and Rights of all the farmeholds Tacks Tenements and all other Goods reall or personall moveable and immoveable within Doore or without Quick or dead which I the said Michaell Raworth doe at this present hould Occupy or enjoy with all the Appurtenances belonging to the same Dureing the whole Terme and time of the naturall life of my Said Wife yeilding and paying at the end of two yeares after my Decease unto Anne Raworth and Hellen Raworth my Daughters the whole and just summ of Twenty Pounds (that is to say) either of them ten Pounds of good and lawfull money of England but if it shall happen that either of my said daughters bee taken away by death being unmarried my Will and mind is that the said ten Pounds due to bee paid to her shall be equally divided betwixt the surviver of my said Daughters and Christopher Raworth my younger son and if it shall please god that both my said Daugh-ters happen to die before the expiration of the afforesaid two years or before shee or they enter into the Estate of Matrimony my Will and Mind is that my afforesaid son Christopher Raworth shall have the said Twenty Pounds Clearely to himselfe, Also My Will and Mind is that the Goods whereof My afforesaid Wife shall bee clearely possessed at the day of her death shall bee equally divided amongst my afforesaid Children Ann Raworth Ellen Raworth and Christopher Raworth provided that Christopher Raworth's Proportion bee made better than the other by the just value of six pounds Lastly I give and Bequeath unto Francis Raworth my eldest son immediately after the Death of my wife my whole Title Right and Interest of my Dwelling house and outhouses and Crofts with all the Appurtenances and all manner of Pro-fitts Commodities and Easements thereunto belonging together with all Rights of other Farmeholds that my said wife shall then stand possessed of at the day of her Death provided that my son Francis pay unto my son Christo-pher the day of his entrance thereunto the sum of Three Pounds of lawfull money of England. Also my Will and Mind is that Margaret Raworth my said wife bee my Executrix In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

 

In the presents of
James Lawton
Robert Greaves 


A true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods and Chattels whatsoever, moveable and unmoveable, quicke and dead, of Michael Raworth of Totley Bents, in the parish of Dronfield and County of Darby Yeoman, late deceased; taken and prized the five and twentieth Day of July 1662 by us Thomas Stanley of Eyam, Clerke, Richard Bullock of Totley aforesaid, John Poynton of Bradway and Anthony Raworth of Eyam aforedaid yeoman, whose names are subscribed, as followeth viz.

 

Imprimis his purse and his Apparell, prized to £8. 0s. 0d.
Item one horse with sadles and furniture, prized to £3. 6s. 8d.
Item two kine, one heifer and one calfe, prized to £10. 0s. 0d.
Item thirty sheepe, younge and old, prized to £4. 10s. 0d.
Item hay and corne on the ground with wheat and meale in the house prized to £17. 0s. 0d.
Item two hives of bees, prized to £2. 0s. 0d.
Item washings fats, sisurs and other tarles at and about the Leadmilne, prized to £2. 0s. 0d.
Item Manure and Lyme, prized to £3. 0s. 0d.
Item one harrow, one bewings fatte and two ladders, prized to £0. 10s. 0d.
Item pewter and brass, prized to £4. 10s. 0d.
Item one bedstead, with furniture, one saltings fatte, with boards, brewings vessels, and other things in the kitchen, prized to £3. 0s. 0d.
Item one trunke, five Chests, wooll, woollen cloth, linnin cloth, feather beds, boulsters and other beddinge, with other things, in the Chamber, prized to £14. 10s. 0d.
Item Chayres and cushions, prized to £1. 5s. 0d.
Item debts owings, by bond, and bargains, prized to £23. 0s. 0d.
Item one Cupboard, one Arke, one table with formes, and other things in the house, prized to £2. 10s. 0d.
Item two bedsteads, with furniture, one livery table, one Arke, with other things in the parlour, prized to £4. 0s. 0d.
Items Sheets, pillowbeers, table clothes, napkins, towells, and all other linnens, prized to £5. 10s. 0d.
Item butter, Cheese, and salt meate, prized to £1. 0s. 0d.
Item Bibles, and other bookes, prized to £1. 0s. 0d.
Item fireshouses, tongs, ranges, racks, spits, and other ironwares, prized to £0. 10s. 0d.
Item pullen, prized to £0. 2s. 0d.
Lastly if any thinge be forgotten, we prize the same to £0. 1s. 0d.
Sum Tot. is £111 4s. 8d.

 

Prized, the day and yeare above written

By us 

[Signed] Thos. Stanley.
             Richard Bullocke his marke
             John Poynton
             Anthony Raworth

Will of Francis Rawworth of Totley Bents (-1678)

July the 12th 1678
In the name of god Amen. I Francis Rawworth of bents in the County of Derby [Delete on] yeoman [delete off] Laborer being sick of body but of good and of perfect Remembrance praised be god for it I bequeath my soul to Jesus Christ my maker and Redeemer; this being my last will and testament; Impris. I give to my Brother Thomas Fisher Tenn Shillings; Item I give to my Coson Robt. Fisher Tenn Shillings; Item I give to my Coson Thomas Fisher Tenn Shillings; Item I give to my Coson Rebeckah Fisher Tenn Shillings; Item I give to my Coson Elizabeth Fisher [delete on] Tenn Shillings [delete off] one pide heafer; Item I leave to my Coson Alisse Rawworth three pounds If it please god that Shee Retorne hither again or otherwise not for to have one peny; Item I give to my uncle William Rawworth Twenty Shillings And all for I Doe hereby make ordain and apoint the saide Ann Rawworth my Loveing Sister Full and absolute Executor of this my last will and testament, Leaveing to her all the houseing And the Crofts which Shee and I Enioyes at this present with all the goods that I have both quick and dead onely paying these Leaggises which I have desposed of; In wittnesse whereof I the said Francis Rawworth have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare First above written

Sealed and delivered in the presents of us

 

[Signed] Francis Rawworth hand and seal

 

[Signed] Ann Greaves her marke
             Elizabeth Shaw her marked
             Robt. Woodhouse  

Will of William Stephenson of Dore (-1653)

In the name of God Amen The second day of September And in the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred fifty and Three I William Stephenson of Dore, in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Darby Smilter being Sick in body but in f understanding and memory (Praysed bee Almighty God therefore) Doe make and Ordayne this my last Will and Testimony in manner and form following and First I bequeath my body to the Earth and my Soule into the hands of Almighty God that gave it mee And as for my Worldly Goods and Chattells My Will and mind is that they shall be Disposed of in a manner and forme followinge And first that my Debts (if any such bee) bee first paid out of my Goods and Chattells with my Funerall Charges Also my Will and mind is that my wife Bridgett beinge Sick (if shee Doe Lyve) shall have one Third parte of all my Goods and Chattells Except the Remaynder of a Lease of my farme at Hall field and the good will of the house I dwell upon and the Ground I Occupy therewith The which my will and mind is that it bee Disposed of as followeth That is to say I Gyve and bequeath to William my Elder Sonne All that the Remaynder of my whole Lease att Hall field before mentioned Also I Gyve and Bequeath unto my younger Sonne Thomas Fourty poundes of Currant English money with the good will of the farme Where I now Lyve after the Death of his Mother Also I Gyve and bequeath unto my three daughters Elizabeth Anne and Mary each of them fourty poundes to be paid unto them by myne Executor hereafter to bee named And furthermore my will and mind is that yf after all these .. bee paid there shall anything remayne That the Said Remaynder shall be equally Divided amongst my fyve Children By Bridgett my wife whom I make my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I doe entirely entreate my Most lovinge and Kinde Maister Mr. Nicholas Stone to be Supervisor of this my last Will and Testament And I utterly annull and Renounce all former Wills and bequests so ... at any tyme heretofore Willed and Bequeathed by mee In Witnesse Whereof I have putt thereunto my Mark and Seale

 

[Signed] William Stephenson his mark

 

Witnes hereunto 

 

[Signed] Dennis Gee
         William Stephenson 
                  

Will of Robert Stevenson of Totley (-1727)

In the [insert on] Name [insert off] of God Amen; I Robert Stevenson of Tottley In the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Husbandman, being Sick and weak In Body but of perfect mind and memory praised be God, thereof, Do make Constitute and Ordain This my Last Will and Testament In Manner and forme Following First and principally I Commend my Soul Into the Hands of Allmighty God my Creator who Gave me both It and my being In Full Asurance of a happy Resurrection Through The precious Death and Blood Shedding of my Dear Redeemer, Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth from where It Came To be Decent-ly buried att the Discretion of my Excututrix hereafter Named Imprimis My will and mind is That all my Just Debts and Funerall Charges by First paid and Discharged Item I Give Devise and Bequeath all my Goods, Chattles, Leases Possessions and all [insert on] of [insert off] other my Effects of what Nature or kind soever both Quick and Dead unto my Loving Sister Grace Stevenson During her Naturall Life, and the Remainder part of what the She Leaves att her Decease so be wholely att her Disposing to Distribute or Give as She Thinks Con-venientt Denig: I Constitute and Appoint my Dear and Loving Sister Grace Stevenson to be my Sole Executrix of This my Last will and Testament The Thirteenth Day of June In The Thirteenth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord King George over Great Brittain:.. Anno Dom 1727

Signed and Sealed In the presence of 

 

[Signed] Joshua Green his mark
             Thos. Evins
             Grace Evins her mark
         
[Signed] Robert Stevenson 

 

 


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A True Inventory of all The Goods and Chattles of the late Deceased Robert Stevenson of Tottley taken the 26th Day of June 1727: as followeth

 

Imprimis His purse and Apparrell £1. 0s. 0d.

 

Goods in the House  
A Landiron, Tongues, Racking Hookes, beef forkes, Toasting forke and an Iron pan £0. 6s. 0d.
2 Little Tables, and form, a Cubbard langseat and one Chear £0. 8s. 0d.
an old Warming pan, a brass pott, skimmer and Ladle and a Looking Glass £0. 5s. 0d.
3 kitts and piggen and wash Tubb £0. 3s. 0d.
6 Dishes and 4 plates, 3 porringers and one Flaggon of pewter, 4 Spoons of pewter £0. 12s. 0d.

 

Goods in the parlour
3 Feather bedds, 4 Blankitts, one Coverlitt, one bolster, 2 pillows, 2 sheets £1. 6s. 0d.
2 pair of bedstockes £0. 4s. 0d.
2 old Chests, a Buffet, and box £0. 7s. 0d.
a Churn and Docion £0. 1s. 6d.
a Little Oate meale £0. 2s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Chamber 
1 Chests apair of bedstocks £0. 5s. 0d.
a Little Barrell 2 Riddles 2 Sackes £0. 2s. 6d.
for Husslements £0. 5s. 0d.

 

Goods in the fold or yard 
one old Cart £0. 10s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Stable
Some White Coale £0. 3s. 0d.
one pack Sadle and 2 pair of Gears £0. 4s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Barn
one plough one ladder one kimnell one pad and sythe  £0. 6s. 0d.
2 Harrows £0. 3s. 4d.

 

Goods in the Ground
2 Cows and a heifer £7. 0s. 0d.
4 Calves £3. 0s. 0d.
one Horse and an old Mare £3. 10s. 0d.
11 Sheep £1. 10s. 6d.

(page Total) £21. 13s. 10d.
 

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2 Geese and 3 Geslings £0. 3s. 0d.
brought over from the other side £21. 13s. 10d.
In all £21. 16s. 10d.

 

Apprised by Us whose Names is here Subscribed The 26 Day of June 1727

Ralph Martin
Edward Evins
Tho. Evins

Will of Joseph Turner of Dore (1738-1819)

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Joseph Turner of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Smelter being of sound Disposing mind Memory and Understanding do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say First I do Will and Direct that all my Just Debts and Legacies herein after named Funeral Expenses the Charges of Proving and all other Charges attending the Execution of this my Will be fully paid and Discharged by my Executor herein after named out of my Real and Personal Estates which I do hereby Charge Therewith Also I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son William Turner and my Son in Law Alexander Barker Equally between them all those my Freehold Closes pieces or Parcels of Land with their Appurtenances whereof I am seized in Fee and commonly called or known by the Names of the Rushley and the Thundercliff Situate Lying and being at Dore aforesaid and now in my own Possession To have and to hold all and Every the said Lands with the Appurtenances Situate as aforesaid To them my said Son William Turner and my Son in Law Alexander Barker Equally between them and their Several Heirs and Assigns for Ever Subject Nevertheless to and Charged and Chargeable with the Payment of one Hundred and Sixty Pounds which I Give and Bequeath to my Late Son Joseph Turner Children Frances the Wife of Samuel Cockayne, Betty or Elizabeth Turner, Mary Turner and Joseph Turner to be Equally Divided among them Share and Share alike and if any of them happen to Die before their Legacy becomes Due and Payable which I hereby appoint to be paid Twelve Months after my Decease and Leaving no Issue or Lawful Heir of their Body or Bodies then and in such Case I Give and Bequeath the Share of any of them so Dying unto the Survivors in Equal parts to be paid to them twelve months after my Decease But it is my Will and mind and I do hereby Expressly Declare that if my late Son Joseph Turner Widow or any of his Children ever make any Claim of my Cottage House or any of my

 

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Cottage Crofts hereafter mentioned then in such Case I hereby Revoke and make void to all intents and Purposes the aforesaid Legacy of one Hundred and Sixty Pounds herin before Given and Bequeathed to my late Son Joseph Turner Children Frances Cockayne, Betty or Elizabeth Turner, Mary Turner and Joseph Turner and I do hereby Give and Bequeath the said Sum of one Hundred and Sixty Pounds to my said Son William Turner and my Son in Law Alexander Barker in Equal Parts Share and Share alike their Several and Respective Heirs and Assigns for Ever, Also I Give and Devise unto my said Son William Turner and my Son in Law Alexander Barker one Pew or sitting being the uppermost on the west End and South side of the Chapel in Dore and my Pew or sitting Being on the North side and West End of the Aisle and West End of the Chapel and adjoining the Loft Stair and also all of those my three sittings being the Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Seats or Sittings upon the Loft together with the Half or Back Sittings belonging thereto To have and to hold to them my said Son William Turner and my said Son Alexander Barker their Several and Respective Heirs and Assigns for Ever. Also I Give and Bequeath unto my said son William Turner and my Son in Law Alexander Barker Ashfurlong? Cottage House Situate at Dore aforesaid wherein I now Dwell and those my two Crofts or Parcels of Land adjoining thereto and all that my Croft or Parcel of Land Lying at Dore moorside with the Appurtenances belonging to the said Cottage and Croft as the same are in my own Possession By and with the Consent of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire or His Agents All the Rest Residue and Remainder of Household Goods and Furniture and all my other Personal Estate and Effects of what nature kind or Quality soever I Give and Bequeath the same unto my said Son William Turner and my said Son in Law Alexander Barker Equally Between them as Tenants in Common And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my said Son William Turner and my said Son in Law Alexander Barker Executors of this my Last Will and Testament upon the Trust and for the Intents and Purposes aforesaid hereby Revoking and making void

 

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all former Wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Joseph Turner the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty third Day of July in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Sixteen

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Joseph Turner the Testator to be 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

 

[Signed] Joseph Turner

 

[Signed] Joseph Unwin
             Henry Hancock
             Robert Mortin

Will of John Unwin of Dore (-1736)

In the name of God Amen the 18 day of June in the Ninth year of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord George the second over Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Anno Dom. 1736 I John Unwin* of Dore in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Blacksmith Being but Irfirme in Body but of sound mind and Good Memory praised be Almighty God the same and Considering the Certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time of Death Do Make Constitute ordaine and Declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following first I Commend my soul into the hands of allmighty God my Creator hoping to be saved through the Mirretts and Blood of my Blessed saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus who shed his most precious blood for all such as truly Believe on him my Body I appoint to be buryed in such Decent Like manner as my Executor shall think fitt and as for my wordly Estate which God of his mercy hath been pleased to bestow upon me I Give Devise and Disspose of the same as followeth (That is to say) Item my will and mind is that my Debts Funeral Charges and Expenses shall be paid and Discharged by my Executor hereafter named Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loving wife Elizabeth Unwin* all my Quick Goods that is my horse and my two Cows and the Growing Cropp upon my land and my housall Goods Except my Long Table which is in the house which I give unto my son John Unwin Item I Give unto my Daughter Barbara Parker one pair of Bed stocks which standeth in the Little Chamber and that my said Loving wife shall receive the one half of my Book Debts which is adjudged to be payable Item I Give Devise and bequeath unto my Loving Son John Unwen my house which I now Live in and the Croft adjoyning to itt and all itts appurtenances thereto belonging I Give by virtue of a Lease of nine hundred years and I freely resine all my right and title of the before mentioned premises unto my Loving Son John Unwin and his Heirs for the remainder of the Lease unexpired and to come Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son John Unwen my two Closes of Freehold Land Called and known by the name of the pichacrofts to him and his Heirs for Ever paying and performing as followeth In this my will and mind is that my son John Unwen shall pay unto my said wife Elizabeth Unwen Two pounds Ten shillings yearly and every year after my Decease During her naturall Life Viz one pound five shillings to be paid in six months after my Decease and the other one pound five shillings to be paid in six months after that first payment Item I Give unto my Daughter Ann Greaves Two Children Joseph and Elizabeth Each of them Two pounds Ten Shillings

 

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Item I Give unto my Daughter Barbara Barker five pounds Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary Turner five pounds these three are to be paid in three years after the Decease of my Wife Elizabeth Unwen Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sara Unwin four pounds Item I Give unto my Daughter Martha Unwen four pounds Item I Give unto my Daughter Goodey Unwen four pounds Item I Give unto my son Robert Unwen Eight pounds all of Good and Lawfull [insert on] Money [insert off] of Great Brittain My will and mind is that My Two Daughters Sara and Martha shall be paid within four years after my Wifes Decease and Goodey and Robert to be paid two years after Sara and Martha And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint My Loving Son John Unwen Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament revolking and making wholy void all wills heretofore Made In Witness whereofI have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written:

 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the presence of us:

Signed: John Unwen

Signed: Ralph Woodhouse
        Joseph Unwin
        Mary Torr
       
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An inventory of the Goods Chattles Subtains and personal Estate of John Unwen of Dore in the parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Blacksmith Mase June the 29th 1736.

 

Item His purse and apparell £5. 0s. 0d.
Item his Horse Bridle and Saddle £1. 15. 6d.
Item Two Cows £3. 5s. 0d

 

Goods in the house
Item one range with fire shovell and Tongs £0. 7s. 6d.
Item one Longsettle and two Chears £0. 3s. 4d.
Item one Little Table one Buffitt and three old Chears £0. 3s. 0d.
Item Four pewter Dishes four plats and one salt £0. 7s. 6d.
Item Two pewter Tankes one Cup four porringers Candlestick £0. 5s. 6d.
Item one warning pan £0. 2s. 0d.

 

Goods in the parlor
Item one Bed and Beding thereunto belonging £1. 18s. 6d.
Item one Longtable one Chest and four Chears £0. 10s. 0d.
Item one old Chest £0. 2s. 6d.

 

Goods in the Chamber over the house
Item one Bed and Beding thereunto belonging £0. 15s. 0d.
Item three Cofers £0. 6s. 0d.

 

Goods in the Chamber over the parlor
Item one Chest two Old Chears £0. 2s. 6d.
Item one Cofer one Old Deske £0. 2s. 0d.
In the Buttrey one Churn and one Kitt some milk vesualls £0. 5s. 0d.
Item Levin Kitt one washing Tub one pott £0. 3s. 0d.
Item one Iron pott £0. 0s. 8d.
Item His Shop Book and his Dissparate Debts £1. 5s. 0d.
Item Husstlements Lumber Goods in Dore and without nott before mentioned £0. 6s. 8d.
Sum is £17. 6s. 2d.

 

Prized and Valued by us whose names are hereunto subscribed

 

Ben Siddall
Charles Greenwood
Ralph Woodhouse 

Will of John Unwin of Dore (-1783)

In the Name of God Amen. I John Unwin of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Blacksmith being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and Publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I hereby order and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid by my Executor hereafter mentioned And I hereby Give and Devise All that House standing and being at Dore aforesaid now in the Possession of Robert Carnal unto my Wife Lydia Unwin for and during the Term of her natural Life, and after her decease I Give the same unto my Son John Unwin his Heirs and Assigns, for ever Also I Give and Devise unto my said Wife Lydia for and during the Term of her natural Life, An Annuity or yearly sum of Six Pounds to be paid her by my said [insert on] Son [insert off] John Unwin his Heirs or Assigns out of my real Estate hereby devised to him the same to be paid to her half yearly by equal Portion, the first Payment to be made at the End of the first half Year after my decease which said Devises to my Wife as aforesaid I hereby Declare are to be in Lieu of any Dower or Thirds which She may have out of all or any of my real Estates, And in case she shall at any time Claim or take any such Dower or Thirds Then It is my Will that the above Devises to her shall cease and be void Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Wife Lydia such Bed and Bedding and such Furniture as she shall chuse as will be sufficient to furnish one Room in a proper manner for her Also I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter the Widow of Thomas Lee deceased the Sum of Forty Pounds to be paid her by my Executor in manner following (that is to say) the sum of Twenty Pounds part thereof at the End of Twelve Months after my decease and the remaining Twenty Pounds at the Death of my said Wife But if my said Wife shall happen to dye before me Then I ... that the whole Forty Pounds so given as aforesaid shall be paid to my said Daughter at the End of Twelve Months after my decease And in case my said Daughter shall happen to dye before me Then I Give the said Forty Pounds to and amongst her Three Children Share and Share alike to be paid them in such manner as aforesaid, And I hereby Charge and make lyable all my real Estate hereafter devised to my said son John Unwin with the Payment of the same in Case my Personal Estate shall be

insufficient

 

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insufficient for that purpose Also I Give unto my Sisters Ann the widow of William Greaves Mary the Wife of Joseph Turner and my Nephew John Parker all living at Dore aforesaid the Sum of Two shillings and Sixpence a Piece And All my real Estate whatsoever at Dore aforesaid and elsewhere I Give and Devise unto my said Son John Unwin his Heirs and Assigns for ever Chargeable with the said Annuity and Legacy to my said Daughter as above mentioned And All the rest and  Residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever I Give and bequeath unto my said Son John Unwin whom I hereby Constitute and Appoint Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said John Unwin have to this my last Will set my Hand and Seal this Sixth Day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven.

 

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John Unwin the Testator in the Presence of us who in his [presence] and at his Request and in the Presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

 

[Signed] John Unwin

 

[Signed] John Butler
             George Butler
             Sam Hordern

William Unwin of Dore (1804-1837

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Unwin of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby, Farmer, First I Will and direct that all my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor herein after named. And my Desire and Will is that my Brother Heald Unwin may be permitted to occupy the Farm which I now hold under His Grace the Duke of Devonshire and which I humbly hope that His Agent will permit him so to do. I give my silver watch unto my Brother Joseph Unwin. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Brother Heald Unwin all my Household goods and furniture to and for his own use and behoof. All the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same unto my said Brother Heald Unwin and to my three Sisters Sarah Unwin Keturah Unwin and Mary Unwin in equal shares and proportions to hold to them my said Bro. and three sisters and to their several Heirs, Executors and Administrators, And I direct that the share or shares so falling to my said three Sisters shall be paid to them in the following manner Viz. one third part of the three shares of my said Sisters shall be equally divided between them and among them at the end of three years next following and after my Death and Interest annually for the whole or such part as may be unpaid after the rate of five pounds per cent per annum, Another third part at the end of four years, and [insert on] the [insert off] third and last part at the end of five years after my Death, I further Direct that if my said Brother Heald should Marry before my said three sisters are fully paid and discharged, then I direct that the whole or such part or parts as shall remain unpaid, shall be imme-diately paid to them with Interest in equal proportions, And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Brother Heald Unwin Sole Executor of this my Will. In Witness whereof I the said William Unwin the Testator have set my hand and seal this tenth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and [insert on] Thirty [insert off] Six. 


Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said William Unwin the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us, who in his presence and at his request, and the presence of one another have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto

 

[Signed] William Unwin

 

Witnesses

 

[Signed] Robert Hattersley
             Mary Hattersley      

Will of John Ward of Dore (1776-1840)

This is the last Will and Testament of Me John Ward of Dore in the Parish of Dronfield and County of Derby Tailor First I Will and Direct that all my Just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses be paid by my Executors here after named First I give and bequeath all by Wearing Apparel to my two Brothers to be equally divided between them or the Survivor I give and bequeath to William Bamford All my Books I give and bequeath to William Bamford My Clock and Watch my Sofa and the Small Cupboard in the House I give and bequeath to William Bamford Pair of Bed Postes Fether Bed and all other Bedding Sutiable for it and he may have his Choise which to take which Bed he likes I give and bequeath to Sarah Shirt pair of bed Postes Fether Bed and all the other Bedding suitable for it and Hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint William Bamford and my Brother Thomas Ward joint Executors of this my Will and I give and bequeath all my Personal Estate Whatsoever and Weresoever upon Trust to them and as soon as is Convenient after my Funeral I will and Direct the Remainder of my Household Furniture which I have not Disposed of above to be Sold by Order of my two Executors and the money that that the Furniture are sold for and all other my Effects Whatsoever or Wheresoever to be Divided in equal shares to the following Named Persons to William Bamford To My Brother Thomas Ward to my Brother Matthew Ward To my Sister Deborah Newbould To Samuel Bamford and to Sarah Shirt Share and Share alike in equal Shares

 

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and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the Testator have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twelfth Day of March in the year of Our Lord one Thousand eight Hundred and Forty

 

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testator 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 one another have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto

 

[Signed] John Ward

 

[Signed] Joseph Farnsworth junior
             John Wilson  
  

Will of Sarah Webster of Totley (-1751)

In the Name of God Amen. I Sarah Webster of Totley in the County of Derby Widow, being much Indisposed as to Bodily Health, but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory (praised be Almighty God) Do Make Publish and Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say, Whereas by One Bond or Writing Obligatory bearing Date the fifteenth Day of April One thousand Seven hundred and Forty One my Grandson William Webster Stands Bound to Me in the penal Summ of Two hundred Pounds with Condition (amongst other Things) That He should Pay, or Cause to be Paid, the Sum of Forty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, after my Decease, according to the Appointment of my last Will and Testament, as by the said Obligation and Condition thereunder written, Reference being thereunto had, may Appear Now the said Sarah Webster Do, by this my last Will and Testament, Give, Devise, Bequeath and Appoint the said Summ of Forty Pounds and Every Part thereof unto my son Mathias Webster his Executors, Administrators and Assigns absolutely, And I do hereby Direct and Appoint him my said Grandson William Webster, immediately upon my Decease, to pay this same accordingly to him my said son Matthias, Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Joseph Webster and to my said Grandson William Webster Twelve pence apiece, in full of what they or Either of them can or may Claim out of my Estate, Also I Give and Bequeath unto my said Son Matthias Webster, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns All and Every other my Goods Chattles Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever, Except my Wearing Apparil, of All Sorts, which I Give to my only Daughter Lydia, the Wife of Robert Sikes Yeoman, Provided that He my said Son Matthias shall honistly and fully Pay my just Debts, the Legacys hereinbefore by Me Given and also my Funeral Expenses and I do hereby Nominate, Constitute and Appoint him my Said Son Mathias Webster Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and making void All former and Other Wills heretofore by Me made In Witness whereof I the said Testatrix Sarah Webster have to this my last Will and Testament putt my Hand and Seal this Thirty First Day of July in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and forty Seven.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Sarah Webster to be her last Will and Testament, In the Presence of

 

[Signed] Sarah Webster her mark

 

[Signed] Thomas Ogden 
             Henere Matlin  his mark
             Sarah Ellot 

Will of Grace Woodhouse of Totley (-1680)

Memorandum that uppon or aboute the fifth day of November in the yeare of [insert on] our [insert off] Lorde Christ one thousand sixe hundred seaventy and Nyne: Grace Woodhouse of Totley in the County of Derby spinster beinge weake in body and lyeing sicke at Mary Woodhouse [insert on] of the last sickness of which shee dyed [insert off] her mother's house in Totley aforesaid [insert on] being the place of her residence [insert off] but was of a good and sound dispossein minde and memory desiered us whose names are hereunto subscribed to beare witnesse of her Will nuncupative which shee then uttered and declared in manner followeinge Item it is my will and I leave unto Raph Woodhouse my Brother five poundes I leave to Robert Woodhouse my Brother five pounds I leave to Alice Brelsford my Sister five pounds To Anthony Woodhouse my Brother fower yowes three hogg sheepe and one greate chest with all that is in it standinge in the greate Parlour and one newe Fether bedd I leave my Brother Anthony and my Couzen Alice Woodhouse all my hives and bees wheresoever I leave unto my three Godchildren George Newbold Alice Woodhouse and Elizabeth North two shillinges sixe pence a peece I leave my Godchild Alice Woodhouse Daughter of Francis Woodhouse one bedd hilleing I make and appoynt my Mother and my Brother Anthony my Executors and give them all the rest of my goods payeing my legacyes aforesaid .... All which wordes or the like in effecte were uttered and spoken before us whose names are hereunto subscribed

 

Witnesses
Mary Woodhouse her marke
Mary Glossop Widdow her marke
Alice Woodhouse her marke
Raphe Woodhouse his mark

 

 

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November the 27-79
An Inventory of all the goods Chattell and Chattells whatsoever of Grace Woodhouse of Tottley Late deceased and Lawfully praised by us Whose names are heareunder subscribed

 

Imprimis her purse and aparell praised to £4. 0s. 0d.
Item one chist standinge in the great parlor with other wooling & bedinge in it one feather bolster twoo feather pillows one pair of sheets one pair of blanketts one pair of pillowecases one pair of curtaines two coverlets one   tablecloath one dusin of table napkins valued to £3. 15s. 0d.
Item one feather bed one bed hillinge valued to £2. 5s. 0d.
Item four yewes 3 hogge sheepe valued to £1. 0s. 0d.
Item Two Hives and bees valued to £0. 16s. 0d.
Item One deske with her filiall ... portion of her said fathers Estate £42. 9s. 7d.

The Instand whole sume of this Inventory amounte thereto £54. 5s. 7d.

 

[Signed] Raphe Hopwood his mark  
             George Newbould

Will of Ralph Woodhouse of Totley (-1704)

In the name of God Amen the Nineteenth day of June in the Third year of the raigne of our Soverign Lady Anne by the grace of God Queene of England or Anno Dom. 1704 I Ralph Woodhouse of Totley in the Parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby Yeoman being of indifferent health of Body (but not in perfect health) and of good mind and memory praised be the name of God for the same doe make this my last Will and Testament in manor followinge Imprimis I comend my Soule to God which gave it me when he first formed me, hopeing in and threw the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Saviour to receive full and free pardon for all my offenses and to be made .. of everlasting liffe, and my body to the earth when it shall please God to call me to be decently buried, Imprimis my mind and will is that my due debts, if any be, and Funeral charges shall be paid out of my personall Estate Item I give unto Anthony Woodhouse my Sonn and his heirs All my Freehold Messuages and Lands Lying and being in Totley aforesaid and Dore in the Said parish and County, Upon Condition, that he pay unto Mary Woodhouse his Sister Twenty pounds of lawfull money of England, Robert Woodhouse his brother Thirty pounds of the lawfull money of England, Ralph Woodhouse his brother, William Woodhouse his brother, Hannah his Sister and John his brother to each of them Twenty pounds apiece, When and as they Shall Severally attain their Severall ages of one and Twenty years, and if defalt thereof be made to any of them, contrary to my will, that then it shall and may be lawfull to him her or them to whom defalt shall be made to enter to and have and hold the said Houses and Lands untill they be Satisfied and paid the Said Sumes So by me given unto them as aforesaid, and I further give unto my said Sonn Anthony Woodhouse my House with the appurtenances

 

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at Totley aforesaid and my Farm there and my Tenante right to the Same, And my will further is that Alice my dear and loveing wife shall have her .. paid For by my Said Son and his heirs out of my Freehold Lands and Tenenments in Dore aforesaid in full of her ... and thereunto, And my mind and will is that my Said wife and my youngest children (my Said Sonn Anthony Woodhouse hereby excepted) shall have all my personall estate amongst them for and towards their maintenance untill they shall attain their said Severall ages as aforesaid (if my Said wife Soe longe live and keep her Self Sole and unmarried) and if Shee marry again then my mind is Shee Shall have only Twenty pounds in full of her parte thereof, and I make my Said Sonn Anthony Woodhouse Executor of this my Said Will And I nominate Robert and Anthony Woodhouse my brothers Supervisors of this my Said Will and I do desire them to See the same go(ing) forwards and to have a care of my Children In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seale the day and year abovesaid, And my Will is that my Said wife Shall have the parlour and Chamber over it Soe Longe as Shee lives and Keeps her Sole and Unmarried) [Seal] great parlor.

 

[Signed] Ralph Woodhouse his mark 

 

Signed Sealed and published in the presence of

[Signed] Robert Woodhouse
             Antho. Woodhouse 
             James Lee
            
         
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A true and perfect Inventory of all those Goods Cattell and Chattells whatsoveer of Ralph Woodhouse of Totley late deceased and Lawfully praised by us whose names are heareunto subscribed June 30th 1704

Impris His purse and Aparrell £1. 0s 0d.
In the house/ one large cupboard, two Livery cupboards one table with four buffitts, two Seal Chairs ..four other Chairs £1. 19s. 4d.
Item Eighteen puter dishes, Nine poringers, two little flagons one large flagon, one brass and candlesticks, four putar Candlesticks, one putar suppabason, four plates a chamber pott, eighteen spoons .. two salts £4. 1s. 0d.
Item Three brass skellitts, A skimmer and one brass Ladle £0. 3s. 6d.
Item one range and fire shovell and tongs £0. 10s. 0d.
In the house and Chambers/ one .. seal bedd, one half boards bedd and beddinge (viz) one fether bedd and fether beddstock three couverletts, four blanketts, one pair of sheets, a fether bolster, a fether pillow with two chaffe bolsters £3. 0s. 0d.
Item Six Sett Coshans, eight other Coshans £0. 8s. 8d.
Item two ... two .. fether bedd ..  with .. fethers £4. 0s. 0d
Item Four chests and one press £2. 3s. 4d.
In the parlor/ one seal bedd , one pair of sheets, one pair of blanketts, one feather bedd, one Chaffe bedd, two coverletts, curtains valians and Rodds £5. 0s. 0d
Item one Trindle bedd, one coverlett, two blanketts, two sheets and one Chaff bedd £0. 15s. 0d.
Item one Longe table and four buffitts £0. 15s. 0d.
Item one square table one round table with s buffit stoole £0. 7s. 6d.
Item A long settle, three chairs and nine coshans £0. 6s. 0d.
Item one range fire shovell and Tongs A warming pann, toasting iorn a brass mortar and pestell £0. 10s. 0d.
In the parlor, and Chamber //
Item old chest with two pairs of bedd stocks  £0. 6s. 8d.
In the New Chamber/ one bedd and hangings, one fether bedd Two blanketts two bedd hillings, with bedd stocks, A pair of sheets, two pillows ... £5. 10s. 0d.

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Item Six greene Coverd chairs in New Chamber  £1. 7s. 0d.
Item one ovell table and a chest and four boxes £1. 14s. 0d.
Item Six blanketts four fether pillows, one fether bolster, three bedd hillings £5. 10s. 0d.
Item one Range £0. 7s. 0d.
In the Kichan, two brass panns, A Little pann, a posnitt, one other Little pann, and sawcepann £2. 12s. 0d.
Item Two iorn potts, two iorn panns and dripping pann £1. 3s 4d.
Item one old arke £0 10s. 0d.
Item 3 looms, 3 kitts, 2 barells, A dashen, A chorn and a flaskitt £0. 16s. 0d
Item ... with some pigging £0. 2s. 0d.
Kichan, Chamber, A .. chest, A Little Chest and A kimnell £0. 15s 0d.
Item three horses £7. 10s. 0d.
Item Five Cowes, two Heffers and three Calves £15. 0s. 0d.
Item one Hundred and Twenty Sheepe £24. 0s. 0d.
Item Two Carts, two plowes, three harowes the rest of the husbandry Gairs £6. 1s. 4d.
Item The hustlements of the house £0. 5s. 4d. 
The summe is £98. 09s. 0d.

 

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Jno. Rotherham
Thomas Dalton
Robert Woodhouse
Antho. Woodhouse

Will of Thomas Wuddus of Totley (-1594)

In the name of God Amen, the Fourth day of July And in the yeare of ower Lord god A Thousande fyve hundreth fourescore and Fourteene I Thomas Wuddus of Totley within the parish of Dronfield in the Countie of Darbie husbandman, Sicke in body, but of good and perfecte memorie (god be praysed) I Doe make and ordaine this my Last Will and Testamente in ... in manner and forme followenge First I Doe by these ... revoke and make voyed all former wylls by me made before the date heareof, and most joyfully Comytt my Soule into the handes of Almightie god my Creator whom I most humblie beseche to accept the same and forgeve me all my sinnes, throughe his mercie, and by and for the Deathe and passion of ower Lord and onely Savyoure Jesus Christe whoe of his infynite merrit and love, hathe Redeemed me from the bondage of hell, Death, and everlasting Damnation, that made full Satisffaction to his heavenly father for all my synns, And I will that my bodie be buried within the parishe Church or Churchyard of Dronfeld at the Discretion of my Executor and Superwysors of this my Laste will. AND for that I Doe Desire of god and wyshe with all my harte a Lovinge and friendly agreemente betwyxte my wieff and my Daughter after my Death, I have thought good with my self that yt should be best for them that I should make and Devise and declare my mynde in this my last will ... [torn] theinge my goodes and ... I therefore will that Ellen my wieff shall inhabit and have my housse and Farme wherein I nowe Dwell Duringe her wydowehood and as sone and When as she shallt arrived so maried to any other man That then I will that the Said Farme and ... of yeares ... and in the ... shall remayne and be ymedyately to the use behoof and occupation of Jane Woddus my said Daughter Doeinge no ...ITEM I wyll that all Juste Debtes and duties as I owe of right or of Coustyeme to any persone or persones be well and truly Contented and payd by myne Executor hearafter named or els ordayned so to be paide without any deley And after my debts paide and my Legacies and Funeral expenses discharged I will that all my goodes Cattles and debtes shall be devyed into two Equall partes whereof I will that Ellen my wyeff shall have the one half jost to her owen proper use in the name of her proparte and reasonable parte to her of all my land goodes, Cattles and Debtes And the other half of my said goodes attles and debtes whatsoever I give and bequeath to Jane my daughter To be equally divided amongst them ITEM I give and bequeath to everie one of my god Chilldren foure pence a peece ALSO I give to the good of Dronfield twellfe pence, And of this my present last will and Testament I make my wieff my Sole Executor ITEM I Constytute Declare and make Roberte Haslam and Christopher Greene Supervysors of this my Last will These be my Wyttnes hereunto.

 

[Signed] Thomas Bentley junior of Dronfeld
             Thomas Dulton the elder

                                          
[Signed] Robert Haslam
             Christopher Greene
             Edward Drables 

Will of Thomas Wyld of Totley (1770-1819)

In the Name of God, Amen, I Thomas Wyld of Totley, Milwright, do declare and make this my last Will and Testament as follows, viz, I will and bequeath the whole of my Property to my Dear Wife Hannah Wyld, and do appoint her Executrix, as witness my hand this twenty seventh Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen

 

[Signed] Thomas Wyld his mark

 

Witness to the signing


[Signed] James Wright

Will of Henry Yellott of Totley (-1618)

In the name of god Amen the third day of March in the year of our Lord god one thousand six hundred and eight I Henry Yellott of Totley in the parish of Dronfeld in the Countie of Derby husbandman being sicke in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance prayse bee given to Almightie god Doe ordeyne constitute and make this my last will and testament in maner and forme following first and principally I Comend my soule to Almightie god my maker and redeemer and my bodie to bee buried in the parish Churchyard of Dronfeld after a Decent maner where it shall please god to Dispose the same and for the Disposition of my worldy goodes my will is that my Debtes shalbee paid out of my whole goodes: Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret Browne Marie Browne and Anne Skargell [insert on] my grandchildren [insert off] ever one of them an ewe and a lambe Item I give and bequeath unto John Atkynsonne my godsonne vid (sixpence) Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Hugh Yellott vs (five shillings) Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Henry Yellott vs (five shillings) Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne James Yellott xiid (twelve pence) Item my will is and I Desyre give and bequeath unto my two Sonnes in lawe Robert Skargell yoman and George Browne masonne to bee my Suprvisors to see that this my last will bee performed and I respose trust in them and I Doe give to eyther of them xiid (twelve pence). Item after my Debtes paide my legacies performed and furnerall expenses Discharged the Rest of all my goodes Cattell and Chattells movable abd immovable not given nor bequeathed I Doe give and bequeath unto my wife Maude Yellott whom I Doe make my Sole executrix These beinge wittnesses Robert Skargell George Browne and William Townesend 

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On Wednesday 27th October you are invited to join Stephen Gay for the second part of a virtual railway journey which starts at Retford, stopping at Gainsborough and Kirton Lindsey before passing through the 1,334 yard Kirton Tunnel and then on via Brigg and Grimsby to the east coast holiday resort of Cleethorpes. There may be time to enjoy a side trip up the scenic North Lincolnshire branch line to Barton-on-Humber. Stephen will explore the history of the line and its surrounding countryside in his usual fascinating way in a talk that is not just for railway enthusiasts. The talk will be in Totley Library beginning at 7.30 p.m. To maintain social distancing, numbers may have to be restricted, so if you wish to attend would you please advise us by emailing secretary @totley historygroup.org.uk

 

On Wednesday 24th November  Rod Amos will talk to us about The Bodysnatchers of Yorkshire. Bodysnatching is said to have begun after a surge in numbers of pupils studying medicine in the early part of the 19th century. Up to then medical students had relied on the dead bodies of hanged prisoners for dissection, allowed under an old statute dating from Henry VIII. When that supply became insufficient, the practice of digging up graves to steal corpses became a profitable business for gangs of so-called Resurrectionists. In Sheffield, anger about the lack of respect for the dead led to an angry mob burning down the city's School of Anatomy in 1835. The talk will begin at 7.30 p.m. in Totley Library. To maintain social distancing, numbers may have to be restricted, so if you wish to attend would you please advise us by emailing secretary @totley historygroup.org.uk

Pauline Burnett's book The Rise of Totley Rise has been revised and updated. It tells the story of this small piece of land from 1875 when there was only a rolling mill and chemical yard alongside the river a mile from Totley, through Victorian and Edwardian times, two world wars and up to the present day. It has 94 pages including a useful index and many illustrations from private collections. The book is available now from Totley Rise Post Office priced at £5, or through our website when an additional charge will be made to cover packing and postage.

A few copies are still available of Sally Goldsmith's book Thirteen Acres: John Ruskin and the Totley Communists. Totley was the site of a utopian scheme funded by art critic and social reformer John Ruskin. In 1877 he bought 13-acre St. George’s Farm so that nine Sheffield working men and their families could work the land and, to keep themselves busy, make boots and shoes. Sally tells an engaging story from our history with a quirky cast of characters including Ruskin himself, the poet and gay rights activist Edward Carpenter and Henry Swan, a cycling, vegetarian artist and Quaker. The book is available to order online from the The Guild of St. George by following this link.

A recently discovered box of WWII correspondence reveals the story of how a small group of ladies from Dore and Totley recruited knitters from the west of Sheffield and how their efforts made them the country's greatest provider of Comforts for the Minesweeping crews of the Royal Navy. The story is told in Knit For Victory, a new book from Totley History Group. Written by Pauline Burnett, it has 82 pages and many illustrations. It is on sale in local shops and via our website.  Further information about the correspondence is in this inside page of our website: Dore & Totley Minesweeping Trawlers Comforts Fund

The story is told in Totley War Memorial WW1 of the ten men from our village who gave their lives in the Great War. Written by Pauline Burnett, Jim Martin and Dorothy Prosser, a chapter is devoted to each of the soldiers with a family tree followed by as much information as could be discovered about the men and their families. There is also information about their military careers and the actions in which they lost their lives. The book has 64 pages and is illustrated throughout with photographs of the men, their families and the houses where they lived.

Whilst researching the history of the Dalton Family we found it useful to transcribe a number of early Wills and Inventories. These and those of many other Totley, Dore and Holmesfield people dating from between 1594 and 1856 have now been added to our website.

St. Swithin's Church, Holmesfield pre-dates Dore Christ Church and was the place where many of the people from Totley worshipped and were baptised, married and buried. Read the inscriptions on more than 750 gravestones in the churchyard including those of Mr. and Mrs. William Aldam Milner of Totley Hall, Jessie Matilda Tyzack (nee Fisher) of Avenue Farm, and Rev. J. A. Kerfoot of St. John's, Abbeydale.

Thomas Youdan was a music hall proprietor and benefactor who was living at Grove House, Totley in 1867 when he sponsored the first football knockout competition in the world for The Youdan Cup.

The words Millhouses Cricket Club can be seen in the background of team photos which are likely to date from between 1905 and the early 1920s, very probably pre-war. They were lent to us by Garth Inman who can identify his great uncle, Cecil Inman, in some of the photos and would like to know when they were taken and, if possible, the names of others present. Please take a look to see whether you can put names to any of the faces. 

Josiah Hibberd was seriously injured whilst working on the construction of the Totley Tunnel in 1892. He died on 9 May 1897 at the age of 38 having apparently spent most of previous five years in hospital.

Bradway House was built around 1832 by Henry Greaves, a farmer, together with two adjacent cottages. We have traced most of the occupants of the property from these early days up to the start of World War Two.

We have transcribed the baptisms records at St. John the Evangelist, Abbeydale from when the church was consecrated in 1876 until just after the start of World War 1. The records are arranged in alphabetical order based upon the child's name and show the date of baptism, the names of the parents, their home location and occupation.

Nick Kuhn bought an original 1920s poster which had this owners' blind stamp in one corner. The stamp almost certainly refers to a house named Wigmore that was built in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The first occupiers that we can trace are John Howarth Caine, a district mineral agent for the LNER, his wife Florence Jane (nee Prince) and daughter Doris Mary. The Caine family lived at Wigmore until 1936 by which time the house would have been known simply as 12 The Quandrant.

George Griffiths died on 13 December 1888 following an explosion during the sinking of number 3 airshaft at Totley Bents. His widow Florence died shortly afterwards and his two daughters Maud and Annie were adopted separately. Whilst Annie lived the rest of her life in Yorkshire, Maud emigrated to Australia in 1923 with her husband, John Burrows, daughter Margaret and son Jack, pictured above.

George Wainwright was said to have been born in Bamford, Derbyshire in 1714. He learned the trade of linen weaving and moved to Totley after his marriage on 1744. He became an ardent follower of John Wesley who paid many visits to Sheffield and who would have passed through or close to Totley. Preaching was at first conducted out of doors and when Wesley's preachers became harassed by a mob of Totley ruffians in 1760, George offered them safety of his own home. He remained a Methodist for all of his long life, dying in Dore in 1821 at the reputed age of 107.

Oakwood School was started by Mrs Phoebe Holroyd in 1925 initially as the Firth Park Kindergarten and, by 1927, as the Firth Park Preparatory School. Phoebe was still working at the school almost fifty years later when she was well into her seventies. We would like to hear from anyone with memories of the school. 

James Curtis was born at sea aboard HMS Chichester in 1790. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards in Sheffield in 1812 and served in Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular War. He later fought in France and Belgium taking part in the Battle of Waterloo. In later life James lived at the Cricket Inn where his son-in-law William Anthony was the licensed victualler. He died in Heeley in 1882 aged about 91. 

Charles Paul lived in Totley in later life. He was a local historian and archaeologist who was an authority on the history of Sheffield, especially the two areas he knew best: Attercliffe and Ecclesall. His books and letters to local newspapers were published under the Latin form of his name Carolus Paulus.

Towards the end of the 19th century Totley Hall gardens became a well known beauty spot that attracted many hundreds of visitors from Sheffield on open days and the rock gardens became one of its most popular features. Mrs Annie Charlesworth sent us six glass transparencies of the rock gardens taken, we believe, in the early years following the Great War.

Anton Rodgers send us photographs of three water-colours that had been bought by his grandfather at a sale of the contents of Abbeydale Hall in 1919. One was of a scene said to be in York by A. Wilson. A second was of a seated child with a dog believed to be pianted by Juliana Russell (1841-1898). The third was of Lake Como, by Ainslie Hodson Bean (1851-1918) who lived for much of his life on the Riviera and in North Italy.

A Canadian correspondent sent us photographs of a set of silver spoons that were bought in a small town in British Columbia. The case contained a note signed by Ebenezer Hall indicating that they were a wedding gift to Maurice and Fanny Housley. We think we may have traced how they got to Canada and where they might have been since.

Green Oak Park was opened on 23 March 1929 on land that had been bought by Norton District Council from John Thomas Carr, a farmer and smallholder of Mona Villas. In later years, the buildings were used by the Bowling Club (the green having been built in 1956) and by the park keeper. However, the buildings appear to have been constructed in several phases, the oldest of which predates the park to the time when the land was used for pasture.

We believe the old Totley Police Station at 331 Baslow Road was built around 1882. Two lock-up cells were excavated just below floor level in the summer of 1890. We have traced the Derbyshire Constabulary police officers who lived there from John Burford in 1886 to George Thomas Wood who was there when Totley was absorbed into Sheffield in 1934.

David Stanley lived in Totley Rise in the later years of his life. Born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, he joined the 17th Lancers when he was 19 and rode in the Charge of The Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava where he was seriously wounded. For the first reunion of veterans in 1875, he told his story to a reporter from the Buxton Herald.

This picture postcard was addressed to Miss Abell, Holly Dene, Totley Brook Road and posted in Rotherham on 10 December 1907. Edith Annie Abell was born on 4 February 1887 in Sheffield and her family came to live in our area in the 1900s, staying for the rest of their lives.

Charles Herbert Nunn enlisted in the British Army on 23 August 1915 and was sent to France on 18 December 1915 to served with the British Expeditionary Force. In March 1916 it was discovered that he was underage and he was returned home. Shortly after his 18th birthday he re-enlisted and was again posted abroad where, in addition to this trio of medals, he was awarded the Military Medal. 

This certificate was awarded jointly by the Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance to Isaac Henry Williams, of Lemont Road, for his services during WW1 as a stretcher bearer. We are seeking anyone who can help us pass it on to a living relative.

In 1832 Samuel Dean pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of lead from the Totley Rolling Mill and was sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. He sailed on the Mangles and upon arrival in New South Wales he was sent to work for William Cox, the famous English explorer and pioneer. After receiving his Certificate of Freedom in 1840, Samuel became a farmer and went on to have a very large family. Samuel was born in Whitechapel around 1811 to parents Samuel Dean Snr. and Susannah Duck. His descendant Sarah Dean would like help in tracing his ancestry.

Ellen Topham was born in 1889 in Nottingham. Her parents had been living together since 1862 but had never married so it was most unusual that, after their deaths, Ellen was accepted into Cherrytree Orphanage. Even more so since her father, Snowden Topham, had been acquitted somewhat unexpectedly in a widely reported manslaughter trial. Ellen remained at Cherrytree until her death from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 15.

Mabel Wilkes was a resident in Cherrytree Orphanage between 1897 and 1905. Her granddaughter Sally Knights sent us these images of a book presented to Mabel as a prize for her writing. Sally also sent us some personal memories of her grandmother and a photograph of a locket which contains portraits of Mabel and her husband Septimus Gale.

John Henry Manby Keighley was living at Avenue Farm when he enlisted in 1916. He fought in France with the Cheshire Regiment but after home leave in early 1918 he went missing. The Army were unable to determine whether he had deserted or returned to the front and been either killed or captured by the enemy. In August 1919 he was formally presumed killed in action but it appears he did not die but returned home to his family.

Horace Ford was admitted to Cherrytree Orphanage on 26 October 1888 at the age of six. He left at the age of 14 to become an apprentice blacksmith and farrier. Soon after his 18th birthday Horace enlisted in the Imperial Yeomanry to serve his country in the war in South Africa. His letter home to his Orphanage mentor tells of the lucky escape he had in battle.

Pat Skidmore (née Sampy) lived on Totley Brook Road from 1932 to 1948 before her family moved to Main Avenue. In this short article she remembers her time at Totley All Saints School where she was a contemporary of Eric Renshaw and Bob Carr.

As we have nowhere to exhibit memorabilia and artifacts, we have created a Virtual Museum instead. The latest addition to our collection is this double-sided Totley Rise Post Office oval illuminated sign which was on the wall of 67 Baslow Road before the Post Office business transferred to number 71. Please contact us by email if you have things that you own and would like to see added to the virtual museum.

Conway Plumbe was a man of many talents who came to live in Totley Rise around 1912. As a young man he had poems published by Punch magazine and is remembered in modern collections of WW1 poetry. A number of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Academy. An engineering graduate of London University, he joined the Civil Service where he rose to a high level as a factory inspector, publishing two books on the subject and giving a series of talks on workplace health and safety on BBC radio during WW2. In retirement he wrote a philosophical-spiritual work called Release From Time.

Inside Totley Rise Methodist Church there is a Roll of Honour commemorating the soldiers from its congregation who served their king and country during the Great War. For all but one of the 28 names the soldier's regiment is recorded in the next column. The exception is David Cockshott for whom 'killed in action' is written alongside yet he appears on no war memorial in our area and no record of a mortally wounded soldier of that name is to be found. We think we have solved the mystery.

Mrs. Kate Plumbe moved from Mansfield to Totley Rise with a number of her family in 1913 and became closely involved with the Totley Union Church. Her daughter Winifred became a missionary and headmistress in Calcutta for over 38 years following which she returned home to live with her sister Hilda on Furniss Avenue. Hilda had also been a teacher, missionary and, like her mother, a volunteer at St. John's VAD during WW1.

Thomas Glossop was a cutler and razor manufacturer who was well known amongst cricketing and gardening circles. Despite going blind, he was able to continue his hobbies with remarkable success

The Totley Union Cycling Society Prize Giving and Fete was held on the fields near Abbeydale Hall on 18 July 1914. Anne Rafferty and Gordon Wainwright have named some of the people in two wonderful photographs of the event. Can you identify any more for us? 

The Tyzack family are well known in our area for owning iron and steel trades at Walk Mill, Abbeydale Works, Totley Rolling Mill and Totley Forge. This article covers the history of the family from the late 18th century when William Tyzack the founder of the company was born until the early 20th century when Joshua Tyzack farmed at Avenue Farm, Dore.  

Walter Waller Marrison moved to Totley around 1897 with his wife and their two young sons. He was a house builder who constructed properties around Totley Brook and Greenoak before ill health forced him to take up less physically demanding work. In 1904 he took over the tenancy of the grocers and off licence at number 71 Baslow Road. After his death in 1908, his widow Kate and later their eldest son Jack continued to run the business until it was sold in 1934.   

Ron Wijk of Nieuw-Vennep in the Netherlands has sent us two scanned images of drawings of old cottages made by the celebrated Dutch painter, Anton Pieck (1895-1987) simply annotated "Totley", and wondered whether we could identify their locations.

We would like to thank Christopher Rodgers for bringing to our attention this fascinating log of the 85th Sheffield (St. John's and Totley Orphanage) Wolf Cub Pack for 1927-45. The log is published jointly by Sheffield Scout Archives and Totley History Group as a free PDF download. It is illustrated by no fewer than 92 photographs and is supported by a comprehensive index and biographies of some of the main participants.

Following our Open Meeting event on School Days, Roger Hart, Howard Adams and John Timperley have each written to us with their memories of Norwood School, which was located in the rooms attached to the Dore & Totley United Reformed Church on Totley Brook Road. 

On 22nd July 1909 the children of Dore and Totley Schools celebrated by a pageant the union of England under King Ecgbert which took place at Dore in AD 827. The pageant was devised and written by Mrs Sarah Milner and her daughter Marjorie and performed in a field close to Avenue Farm in front of a large audience. Photographs of the event survive together with a fragment of the script.

John Edward Greenwood Pinder had lived all 46 years of his life in Totley but on census night, Sunday 2 April 1911, he was not at home; he was in Derby Gaol serving a sentence of three months hard labour. From the age of 20, John had been in and out of local courts for a series of minor offences including drunkenness, assault, wilful damage and night poaching. Finally he was sent to gaol for cutting down and stealing 86 small trees which he sold in Sheffield market for Christmas.

We have already transcribed the census returns for Totley, Totley Rise and Dore. Now we have transcribed Census Strays. These are people who were born in Totley but are missing from our earlier transcriptions. They may have been living, working or studying elsewhere or just away from home on the night the census was taken. Two people were in prison. Others were in Union Workhouses, hospitals and asylums. Fully indexed strays from the 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses are available now. 

We wish to thank Gillian Walker for allowing us to digitize an archive of material about the 1st Totley Scout Group. Most of the material was collected by Arthur Percival Birley in the period 1949-51 and there are many interesting documents pertaining to the building of the scout hut on Totley Hall Lane. In addition four Newsletters survive, two from the 1940s and two from 1971.

We are grateful to Angela Waite and All Saints' Parish Church for giving us access to baptismal and kindergarten birthday rolls dating from 1926 to 1941. We have transcribed the names, addresses, birthdates and baptismal dates and created an alphabetical index of entries for you to search. 

Edmund Sanderson, a Sheffield estate agent, aquired the land on either side of the old drive to Totley Grove in 1874 and divided it into plots for development. He called it the Totley Brook Estate. But before many houses were built, the estate road was severed in two by the building of the Dore & Chinley Railway line. The eastern end of the road became the cul-de-sac we now call Grove Road

John Roberts was born in Sheffield in 1798. He became a partner in one of the leading silversmiths firms in the city before moving to Abbeydale Park in 1851 and extending the house in Victorian gothic style. He paid for the building of St. John's Church and was believed to dispense more in charity than any other person in the neighbourhood including his protege Ebenezer Hall.

The Coke Family owned the Totley Hall Estate from 1791 to 1881. With the aid of a family tree to guide us, Josie Dunsmore takes us through the story of their tenure. 

When the Rev. D'Ewes Coke inherited the Totley Hall Estate in 1791 it had two farms. Josie Dunsmore tells the story of how the two farms were combined under the tenancy of Peter Flint with the aid of field maps drawn by Flint himself and later by the Fairbanks family.

Do you think you recognize this face? More than sixty photographs of the girls and teachers at Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls in the 1940s were given to Totley History Group by Avril Critchley, who was herself a student at the school. The collection includes fifteen form photographs from June 1949. There would have been a number of girls from the Totley area attending the school in those days.

Christine Weaving tells the story of her 2 x great uncle George Edward Hukin, a Totley razor-grinder, and his life-long friendship with the academic, poet, writer, and free-thinker Edward Carpenter.

Eric Renshaw (pictured here on the right with Bob Carr) grew up and lived in Totley from 1932 to 1960. Many of his memories are of a sporting nature.

We are very grateful to Gordon Grayson for giving us this splendid sale document for the Norton Hall Estates, following the death in 1850 of Samuel Shore. The estates included a large part of Totley and the document has maps and illustrations, plus schedules of land and property with the names of tenants. We have also added a transcription of the entries for Totley and Dore. 

Watch this Youtube video of the talk given by Dr. Mark Frost and Sally Goldsmith on Ruskin, Totley and St. George's Farm. The talk was hosted by Totley History Group on 20th May 2015 as part of the Ruskin in Sheffield programme. Also enjoy a video of the outdoor performance Boots, Fresh Air & Ginger Beer written by Sally.

When Jacqueline A. Gibbons became interested in what made her father tick, it began a journey through WW1 archive records and led to her flying from Toronto to visit the house and village where he lived and the countryside that he so much enjoyed. Jacqueline reminds us that in the early 20th century Sheffield was a driving force of industry and that Totley was the place where many of its remarkable people lived and where they formulated their ideas.

Edgar Wood was the designer of The Dingle, 172 Prospect Road, built in 1904 for Rev. William Blackshaw, the founder of the Croft House Settlement. The house, together with its western terrace and boundary walls, has now been awarded Grade II listed building status. 

What was probably "the most perfect little garden railway in existence" in 1910 was to be found in the grounds of Brook House, Grove Road, the home of its designer and constructor, Guy Mitchell. Look at some wonderful photographs and read reports in newspapers and a full appreciation in Model Railways magazine. 

We have now completed our transcription of Totley School's Admission Records for the period from 1877 to 1914. There is also a useful index to the names of the scholars and to their parents or guardians. We are very grateful to Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library for allowing us to transcribe and publish these records and for permission to reproduce the photograph of a specimen page of the register.

On 8, 9 and 11 November 2014 Totley History Group held an exhibition at Dore & Totley United Reformed Church to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Below are additional links to some of the photographs we were lent and stories we researched especially for the exhibition.

 

Oscar Creswick was a local farmer who served with the Army Service Corps in Salonika and who after the war returned to Totley to become the innkeeper of the Cricket Inn and a member of the village's successful tug of war team.

 

Walter Evans was a market gardener who also ran a small grocery shop on Hillfoot Road when war broke out. He fought with the Machine Gun Corps at the fourth battle of Ypres. After the war, Walter ran a grocers shop at the top of Main Avenue.

 

Fred Cartwright was another Totley soldier who survived the Great War. He fought in France and Belgium and although he wasn't wounded he was gassed and was home on sick leave when his daughter was delivered by Nurse Jessop during a snowstorm in January 1917.

 

Maurice Johnson joined the Yorkshire Dragoons, a territorial unit, on 1 Jan 1914 and so was called up at the very start of the war. He fought throughout the war on the Somme, at Ypres and at Cambrai. After demobilization in 1919 Maurice returned to his old occupation in the steel industry.

 

Bill Glossop lent us a letter written by his father, William Walton Glossop to his wife describing life in the army during training in the north east of England and asking her to keep him in mind with the children.

 

The photo above provides a link to an album of photographs taken of WW1 Hospitals at St. John's, Abbeydale and the Longshaw Estate.

 

Nora Green, of Chapel Lane, was only 14 when war broke out. In 1914 she was ill with diphtheria and was sent to the isolation hospital at Holmley Lane, Dronfield. Nora recovered and wrote a letter of thanks to one of the hospital staff and the reply she received survives. 

 

We have collected together on this page the names of local men who appear on various War Memorials and Rolls of Honour in Totley, Dore, Abbeydale, Norton, Holmesfield and Dronfield.

 

Unfortunately we were unable to identify all the photographs we were lent of Totley Soldiers. Please take a look at this album to see if you recognize any of the missing names.

This walk visits locations that have strong associations with Totley during the First World War. It includes the homes of the ten soldiers from the village who lost their lives, the auxiliary hospitals, war memorials, and even the rifle range on which the soldiers trained. Take a look at the first draft of a new walk by the authors of "Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918"

We wish to thank the Trustees of Cherrytree for giving us permission to publish transcriptions of the Cherrytree Orphanage Admissions Book entries for the years 1866-1929. There is also an alphabetical index for you to look at.

With more people having access to faster broadband and mobile networks, we have uploaded seven full and unedited oral history recordings and also added more short excerpts for you to listen to.

Our transcriptions of local trade directories have been expanded to cover the 95 years from 1837-1932 and have also been indexed. From the days when there were a handful of farmers, stone masons, saw handle makers & scythe grinders to the wonders of the Totley Bridge Garage Company, Betty's Boudoir and The Heatherfield Shopping Centre.

We continue to add to our Totley Newspaper Archive. Recent entries have included several about The Plumbe Family, Thomas Glossop and accidents during the construction of Totley Tunnel.

Totley Church of England Parish Magazines for the years 1922-1939 and 1948-1967 with notices of births, marriages and deaths and accounts of spiritual, educational, charitable and social matters in the village. 

Around 90 photographs taken by Stuart Greenhoff for his thesis A Geographical Study of Dore and Totley including several of Totley Moor Brickworks. Superb!  

Chronologically ordered snippets of information recorded by Brian Edwards during his many years of research into our local history.

Read the inscriptions on more than 700 gravestones in  the churchyard.

 

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