|Information below is organised by:
SURNAME, Christian Name(s), Date of Probate, Abode
|HASLAM Katherine of Matlock (56) 1534 (Lich)
|HAWLEY George Matlock 1734 23 oct (Lich)
Adm to Sarah Hawley of Matlock widow and relict, applied with
John Oxpring Groom? and Timothy Spencer of Critch Baker.
Inv viewed and appraised 30 Oct 1732 by John Wolley, Stephen
Wall, William Walker.
|HAYNE Mary Matlock Adm 1827 15 Oct to George
Hayne husband and relict (Lich)
|HAYNES Thomas Riber p. Matlock Farmer 1817
17 May (Lich)
Mentions eldest daur Elizabeth Marsden; daur Sarah Haslam;
son George; daurs Hannah and Ann (now living with me).
Wits Richard Clay, Jno. Nuttall.
Execs son George of Matlock and John Young of Tansley weaver.
|HENSTOCK Agnes 1622 Matlock, wid (Lich)
|HENSTOCK Richard of Matlock (Lea Mill) 1838
(Lich). DDR: Exec W Else of Lea
|HENSTOCKE John 1608 Matlock, Husbandman (Lich
|HIGGET Jane Riber p. Matlock widow Adm 1820
20 Apr to John Higget lawful son, farmer (Lich)
|HIGGET John of Little-Moor Matlock Yeoman
1780 12 Apr (Lich).
Written 9 Dec 1779.
Mentions messuage at Tansley p Crich in possession of Benjamin
Gregory the younger; two loving sons Morris Higget and Samuel
Higget; wife Jane; freehold and copyhold estate and seats or
pews or shares thereof in the parish church of Matlock; son
John Higget to covert or cause to be converted the Receiving
House? adjoining the dwelling house where Michael Carden lives
in Starkholmes for the sole use of dear wife; daughter Ann
Nuttall wife of Joseph Nuttall; daughter Mary Higget; grand
son John Barton son of late daughter Sarah Barton.
Wits Joshua Johnson, John Johnson, Philip Shallcross.
Execs wife Jane Higget, son John Higget.
|HIGGS Richard, butcher of Matlock, 1821,
written 21 Jan (Lich). DDR: Exec Ann Higgs
|HILL Daniel 1686 Matlock (Lich)
|HINCH Philip, Yeoman of Matlock 1733 June
19, written 10 Jan 1732/3 (Lich)
Winster-Ancestry abstract -
|HODGKINSON Catherine Adm Matlock Bridge widow
1848 27 Apr (Lich)
Granted to Joseph Hodgkinson of Matlock Bath grocer, lawful
son and one of the next of kin.
Bond signed by Joseph Hodgkinson, John Tomlinson of Wirksworth
inspector of weights and measures and Sampson Row of Darley
|HODGKINSON Edmund Matlock Mill, Matlock,
gentleman 1787 17 Oct (Lich)
Mentions dear wife Elizabeth, messuage, Water corn mill and
surrounding land; eldest son Wigley; Malthouse and land to
son Joseph; Oxpring House; my newly erected seat or pen in
the gallery of the parish church; son George; son Samuel; daur
Elizabeth wife of George Smith; daurs Mary and Sarah; Samuel,
Mary and Sarah were minors.
Wits Anthony Lax,Wm. Challinor, Jno. Hunt.
Execs Wigley Hodgkinson, Joseph Hodgkinson.
|HODGKINSON Esther of Matlock Widow 1835 23
Mentions several closes and parcels of land recently bought
of George Hodgkinson; Grand-daughter Mary Hodgkinson, wife
of Wigley Hayward Hodgkinson; children of grand-daughter.
Wits John Abbott; Adam W Broomhead, Jas C. Newbold.
DDR: Execs Geo Nuttall Gentleman of Matlock and George Hepworth
of Chesterfield Gentleman.
Testatrix died 4 April 1835
|HODGKINSON George of Matlock Gentleman 1835
22 Sept (Lich)
Will written 19 Dec 1812.
Mentions dear wife Catherine.
Wits Adam Wolley, Thomas Binns, Edwd. Collinson.
DDR: Exec Catherine Hodgkinson his widow residing at Matlock.
|HODGKINSON Job of Matlock 1853 (Lich). DDR:
Exec John Sandbach Junr of Manchester
|HODGKINSON Joseph Matlock Miller 1751 17
Mentions loving wife Mary; son Edmund; the house in Matlock;
daur Elizabeth Wolley; John Wass.
Wits Elizabeth Wass, John Walklate, Thos. Gell
Execs wife Mary and son Edmund
Inv [torn] 15 Oct 1751
A true copy ... signed by appraisers Jno. Wolley, Mordecai
|HODGKINSON Samuel of Matlock 1844 (Lich).
DDR: Exec Joseph Hodgkinson of Matlock
|HODGKINSON Wigley Haywood of Matlock 1829
(Lich). DDR: Exec Geo Hepworth of Matlock
|HOLMES William Matlock, Laborer 1818 14 Jul
Adm granted to Ann Holmes widow the relict.
Testator died 10 Dec 1808.
|HURSTHOUSE Godfrey of Matlock, husbandman,
administration 1649 23 April (Lich)
Grant to Frances Hursthouse of Matlock.
Inv 24 Jan 1648/9 by Anthony Woodward George Adam, Richard
Burk---. Anthony Simpson.
|HURSTHOUSE John of Matlock Bank 1819, Frame
Work Knitter 14 Oct (Lich)
Mentions three brothers and sister Samuel Thomas Francis (youngest
brother) and Ann Hursthouse.
Wits Edward Rowson, George Shooter, John Brodie.
Execs John Wildgoose of the Hurst Farmer, Francis Hursthouse
of Masson Miner.
Testator died May 1819.
| Surnames I
|None at present
|JACKSON Anne Solutam Matlock 1705 11 Apr
Adm Maria Jaques widow
|JACQUES Joseph Matlock farmer Adm 1812 15
Oct to Elizabeth Jaques widow relict. Died 8 Jan last (Lich)
|JAQUES Mary Matlock 1710 17 Nov Adm to Francis
Jaques of Riber Yeoman (Lich)
|JAQUES Richard Riber p. Matlock yeoman (Lich)
with Inv 1754 30 Oct [Bond to George Holes of Matlock Yeoman,
George Annables of Cromford Baker, Mary Taylor of Matlock widow].
Widow Eliz Jaques otherwise Holes. Inv praised by John Wolley,
Willi Briden, Joshua Johnson.
|JAQUES William, of Riber 1840 15
Exec. sister Ann Cotterill widow who lives with
me. Wits: Richd. Richardson, Henry Wall
|JOHNS Edmund of Matlock and London 1663
- Also see Wolley Manuscripts
v.6672 ff.266-267 and Charity
Boards in Matlock Church -
|JOHNS Thomas Matlock Yeoman 1668 May 6 (Lich)
Mentions copyhold land in the Manor of Matlock; loving wife
Grace; messuage ... in Matlock; fortie bibles; poor of Matlock.
Also many names including Edward Marten; kinsman Thomas Marten
of Matlock; John Marten; William Marten; William Jaques;
Margery Jaques; kinsman Ralph Bowne the elder, Adam Bowne;
Thomas Bowne; William Bowne; Bowne children; Thomas Walkelott;
Elizabeth Cordingley; John Cordingley; John Walton?; Richard
Woodward, his brothers John Woodward, Henry Woodward and
Adam Woodward; brother? Robert Tipping; William Ball; William
Jackson; John Silkstone; widow Derbyshire; Anthony Ludlam;
Widow Willcockson; George Gregory; Thomas Bunting; Edward
Bunting; Edmond Adam; Henry Watson; Samuel Kay; widow Yates;
Frances Roason; Henry Aspinall; Henry ---; widow Gill?; Dennis
Ragge; Rodger Else; Thomas Whittaker: William Wood: Elizabeth
Tomlinson, Robert Tipping’s daughter.
| JONES Henry, Miner of Matlock 1808 21 Apr
(Lich/DDR) Under 200L
Execs: Jane Jones Widow, William Stone both otpo Matlock
Benef: residue to wife
|Henry Jones Son
James Jones Son
Joseph Jones Son
Ann Wragg Daur
|residue & remainder of personal estate
& effects after wife's death equally amongst them
share & share alike
|JORDAN William Henry of Matlock Bath Hotel
Keeper 1856 21 Oct (Lich).
Late of the Town of Kingston upon Hull.
Mentions dear wife Emma Jordan formerly Emma Leake; dear aunt
Mary Brown Ivaats; estate of deceased father William Jordan
formerly of the City of London Warehouseman but at the time
of his death in 1924 of Newfoundland; deceased uncle Timothy
Jordan of High Street Whitechapel Middlesex druggist; estate
of late uncle Thomas Jordan of High Wycombe as next of kin;
New Bath Hotel, Matlock Bath.
Dated 18 Mar 1856
DDR: Exec E Jordan of Matlock Bath
Wits: Solomon Cadman Saxton, Clerk, incumbent of Hill, George
Withers Saxton Matlock Bath
|KEAN Elizabeth, Widow of Matlock 1840 27 July
|KNOLES George of Matlock adm (159) 1559 5
|KNOLLES William of Matlock farmer 1560 19
Sep (Lich) [KNOWLES in Calendars]
Dated 20 Apr 1560.
Mentions Elyon Flint of Matlock daur of Ellyn Flynte deceased.
Wits Willm Bolle of Matlock, Robert Purs---.
Inv 12 Sep 1560 praised by James Flynt of Matlock and Miychael
Parrish? of ye same.
|KNOWLES Anthony, Toll Contractor of Matlock
1850 01 Oct. Exec James Row of 6 Moss Court, Bayswater (PCC)
|KNOWLES Catherine Matlock widow 1753 May
Mentions son John; three sons James, Joseph, George; servant
maid Elizabeth Lowe.
Wits Edward Kirke, William Wolley, John Wolley.
Exec sons John and George Knowles.
Inv appraised by John Wolly, Edwd Kirke, James Woodward.
|KNOWLES George of Matlock Bank 1832 Miner
6 May Adm (Lich)
Grant to Roger Knowles of Wirksworth Miner eldest son of George
Oath George Knowles late of Matlock Bath [sic] a widower.
|KNOWLES George of Matlock 1850 (Lich). DDR:
Exec Luke Knowles of Brampton DBY
|KNOWLES Henry of Matlock Yeoman 1802 14 Oct
Written 3 Mar 1802.
Mentions loving wife Ann; eldest son George - close called
the Cliff Close and close called the Allotments; second son
Henry dwelling house I now inhabit together with a right of
Ladder gate for repairs; two meadows called Causeway Lane Meadows
and two fields called Middle Fields with barn; daughter Susan
Parkes; son Richard; youngest son Roger close called Dakin
Leeys; daur Sarah Hazlewood - house I have lately purchased
of Thomas Hardy; daurs Mary, Nancy and Elizabeth; pews in Matlock
church to son Henry subject to the others using them; mines
and groves within the Wapentake of Wirksworth to sons George
Wits Joseph Fletcher, Joseph King, William King.
Execs wife Ann and George Nuttall of Matlock land surveyor.
|KNOWLES Henry of Common Wood, Matlock Miner
1823 17 Apr (Lich)
Written 9 Nov 1822.
Mentions dear and loving wife Lydia Knowles; daughter Hannah
Knowles to inherit dwelling house after wife's decease; brother
Adam Knowles; Anthony Walton; daur Lydia wife of Joseph Holmes;
one eighth of a mine known as Noon Nick to Hannah; one eighth
of a mine known as Noon Nick to son George; grandson John son
of son John one twelfth of the same; four sons John, George
Henry and Anthony and three daughters Elizabeth the wife of
Tomas Redferne, Sarah the wife of Stephen White and Sarah the
wife of Joseph Holmes parcels of land known as the Leye Croft
and Bowler Little Croft.
Wits Michael Cardin sen., Francis Hursthouse Jun., Wm. Wildgoose
Execs son Henry and daur Hannah
Died 18 March.
|KNOWLES Henry of Matlock yeoman 1831 21 Apr
Written 16 Feb 1830
Mentions wife Alice; son Thane who occupies the butchers shop
adjoining dwelling house; son William his heirs executors administrators
and assigns; land upon Masson called the Middle Field (in 2
parts) subject to payment to son James and to six daughters
Mary, Anne, Jane, Julia, Eliza and Maria; my Causeway Lane
meadow subject and liable to a debt of £29 which I owe to Mr.
Nuttall of Matlock to be shared by sons Stephen and Thane;
mines and shares of mines to son William.
Wits Joseph King, John Knowles, George Nuttall.
Execs wife Alice and son William Knowles of Darley Miner.
Testator died 20 Dec 1830.
|KNOWLES John of Matlock Miner 1776 17 Oct
Written 24 Dec 1775.
Mentions loving wife Ann; freehold house wherein I now dwell,
with garden and Bakehouse; sittings in Matlock Church; copyhold
parcel of land Robin's Close near Hall Dale; share of mines
in Liberty of Matlock or elsewhere; son George; son John part
of Robin's Close; son Thomas the Nether part of Robin's Close;
freehold house to son William; John, Thomas and William to
pay unto Mary Bunting wife of Adam Bunting, Ann Knowles, Margery
Knowles and Sarah Knowles and grandson John son of George £2
Trustees James Yates and Benjamin Yates of Birchover with wife
Wits John Lowe, James Shaw, William Mellor.
Exec loving wife Ann.
|KNOWLES Mary of Matlock singlewoman 1825
13 Oct (Lich).
Written 6 Feb 1818.
Mentions my one third share of the property left me by my cousin
Samuel Bland in Matlock to sister Ann; afterwards to son John
Knowles; daughter Jame Knowles.
Wits: Jno Nuttall, Geo Nuttall Junr, John Brinsley.
DDR: Exec Ann Knowles of Matlock.
Testatrix died in July 1825.
|KNOWLES William of Matlock (9) 1560 (Lich)
|LACEY Samuel Matlock 1725 5 May (Lich)
Adm to Mary Wragg wife of Adam Wragg Husbandman.
Signed Adam X Wragg, John Wolley, Francis Wild.
Inv viewed, prized and praised 1 Feb 1724/5 by John Wolley,
Geo. X Wood, Joseph Bowne.
a true copy ... examined by us Adam Wragge, John Wolley.
|LAMPSON Stephen Matlock Dyer 1694 11 Sep
Written 12 May 1694.
Mentions Elizabeth my now loving wife; daughter Elizabeth
Wits Robert Simpson, Edward Hanstocks, Henry Cowlishaw Edward
Execs loving father in law Henry Cowlishaw and loving brother
in law Edward Hanstarks.
Inv prized and praised 2 Jul 1794 by Anthony Bowne, Richard
Hoale, Adam Wolley.
|LARARD Thomas, Petrifaction Turner of Matlock
1827 29 Mar (PCC)
|LEACROFT Jane, Widow of Matlock 1832 29 Nov
LEACROFT Jane of Matlock Widow 1832 29 Nov (Lich) }
Written 3 April 1815
Mentions two dear daurs Catherine Sophia Leacroft and Louisa
Wits Bridget Becher Leacroft, Julia Henrietta Leacroft, W.
S Leacroft Sol.
Execs Catherine Sophia Leacroft and Louisa Jane Leacroft,
|LEACROFT Thomas Esquire of Matlock 1815 2
Written 11 Oct 1805.
Mentions dear wife Jane.
Wits Caroline Mary Parkyns, Mary Anne Gresley, Adam Wolley.
Execs wife Jane, brother in law George Holcombe.
|LEEYS Anthony 1843 Matlock Bank (Lich). DDR:
Exec Samuel Slack of Chesterfield
|LOWE John, Innkeeper of Matlock 1806 15 October
Exec John Ward [residence not given]
Benef: George Lowe Son All real & personal estate &
effects subject to the payment of:
Jane Lowe Daur £50 & a Bed
Mary Lowe Daur £50 & a Bed
|LUDLAM Henry Matlock 1807 15 Apr (Lich)
Mentions freehold and copyhold messuages, lands, tenements
and hereditaments; wife Ann; friend John Wilson of Hulland
Ward yeoman, son John.
Wits Adam Wolley, Chas Wild, Gervase Eaton.
Execs wife Ann, John Wilson. Died 1806.
|LUDLAM Susanna / Susan of Matlock 1825 13
October (Lich), died 1824 as Susan
|LUDLAM William of Matlock 1832 (Lich). DDR:
Exec Hannah Clayton of Brampton
|MADDER William, Lead Burner of Matlock 1576
16 Nov (PCC)
|MARSDEN Samuel of Matlock 1837 (Lich).
DDR: Exec George Nuttall of same place
|MARTIN Joshua of Matlock 1841 (Lich).
DDR: Exec Tacey Martin of Matlock
|MARTIN Thomas the elder Matlock miner 1702
30 Sep (Lich)
Mentions now loving wife Clement Martin; daur Elizabeth; her
brother George; daur Amy; daur Clemens.
Wits Stephen Wall, John Bown, Stephen Badgley
Exec wife Clemens, with George assistant to his mother.
Inv appraised by John Walker, Thomas Walker, Stephen Baddelly.MARTIN Tacey of Matlock 1847 (Lich). DDR:
Exec James Gregory of Matlock
|MASON William of Matlock Bath co. Derby.1839
Gukutils transcript -
|MATHER James Matlock Grocer 1797 26 Apr (Lich)
Written 24 Dec 1796.
Mentions living wife Grace; son James; daughter Grace Mather
- copyhold house and copyhold close called the long close also
freehold close called Alcock [Adcock], Matlock Bank in possession
of tenants David King, Margaret Smith and Edward Woodhouse;
granddaughter Ales Bamford; grandson Marcellus Bamford.
Wits James Bown, Edward Rowson, John Bown.
Execs: wife Grace, son James, son in law Marcellus Bamford.
Probate granted to Grace Mather widow and James Mather.
|MATHER James Of Matlock Grocer 1801 28 Sep (Lich/DDR)
Adm to Ann Mather widow and relict, administratrix.
Inv included, in the shop: Counter and Drawers; two other counters;
glass case; sundry odd ribbands; potts; 6 pairs of stockings;
lengths of fabric.
There was a long list of debtors [individuals who owed the
deceased money], both book debts and small debts in the day
|MATHER Thomas Of Matlock 1615 20 Jun (Lich)
Inv by Edward Walker, William Ludlam, Edmund Flint.
|MATHER Thomas Of Matlock farmer 1797 16 Sep
Mentions loving wife Elizabeth; son Thomas; brothers to Thomas;
my small children.
Wits James Rowson, George Tomison, Mary Rowson.
Execs son Thomas and John Beestall Junor [sic]. Probate
was to Be[e]stall as the surviving executor
|MILLINGTON William of Ryber, parish of Matlock
Husbandman 17 Oct 1699 (Lich)
Inv Appraisers Geo Taylor, Joseph Sowter, Adam Wooley.
Probate to Maria Thorp als Millington vx. Johannis Thorp.
|NEWTON John of Matlock Adm 1684-5 
Mar 24 (Lich)
Gukutils transcript -
|NEWTON Troth of Matlock 1724 (Lich)
Gukutils transcript -
|NEWTON Thomas Matlock Butcher 5 Oct 1721
Mentions Truth Newton loving mother.
Wits Fra Walker, Willm Walker, Adam Rowson.
Sole executrix Truth Newton.
Inv viewed prized and praised 16 Sep 1721 by Joshua Bradley,
James Wright, Jno Wolley, and signed as a true copy by John
Wolley, George Sowter.
|NIGHTINGALE Henry Matlock Wolds, p. Matlock
Gentleman 18 Oct 1780 (Lich)
To be buried at Ashover in wife's grave.
Mentions son Job; three daughters - Mary Blackwell wife of
John of Matlock Bank miner, Elizabeth Cook wife of William
Cook of Tansley schoolmaster; Catherine Riggott wife of James
of Southhill, p. Northwingfield woodman.
Wits John Wolley, Samuel Renshaw, Ed Burton.
See NIGHTINGALE Pedigree and Henry NIGHTINGALE's MI
|NIGHTINGALE Job Matlock Wolds, p. Matlock
Yeoman 17 Oct 1787 (Lich)
Mentions loving wife Mary; dwelling house at Lea inhabited
by Samuel Simes and several closes at Lea; eldest son Job;
son Thomas son Peter; daughter Eleanor
Wits Joseph Higgett, John Slater, Wiliam Glover.
Execs Samuel Flint jun Hatter and Samuel Boden Junr Joiner
|NIGHTINGALE Job Matlock Wolds, p. Matlock
Yeoman 1 Feb 1797 (Lich)
Mary Nightingale died before completing administration. Children
minors. Peter Guardianship to uncle by marriage James Riggott
of Ford. Administered by James Riggott.
|NIGHTINGALE Peter of Matlock (Wood End) 1803
01 Sept (PCC).
Execs: John Toplis of Wirksworth, Thomas Saxton
of Lea Wood, Ashover, hat manufacturer and John Alsop of Lea
Bridge, Matlock, gent.
|NORTON Juliana, Widow of Matlock 1845 07 May
|NUTT William Jerom [otherwise Jerram], Gentleman
of Matlock 1854 19 Jan (PCC)
|NUTTALL George, Land Surveyor of Matlock
1856 04 June (PCC)
Great Matlock Will Case - Court Report
Great Matlock Will Case - 100th anniversary article
NUTTALL George, Land Surveyor of Matlock
1857 05 Feb (PCC) [includes a second codicil]
NUTTALL George, Land Surveyor of Matlock 1857
27 Nov (PCC) [includes a third codicil]
|NUTTALL John, Mason of Matlock 1856 08 Dec
|NUTTALL Joseph, Yeoman of Matlock 1828 (Lich)
|NUTTALL Mary of Matlock Adm 1854 (PCC)
|OATES John of Matlock husbandman 1731
21 Apr (Lich)
Written 25 Sep 1727
Mentions son John; son Henry; son Job; son Joshuah; Truth daur
of son William; wife Truth; she was to dwell with son Peter.
Wits Honory Oates, Henry Flint, Henry Flint sen.
Inv 1st Apr 1731 praised by William Bown, John Wolley. Examined
by Peter Oates, John Wolley.
Sole Exec son Peter Oates.
|OATES John of Matlock Laborer 1744 15 Feb
Grant to Samuel Carding Overseer of the Poor of the Parish
of Matlock, Hannah Oates his widow and relict being a Lunatical
and three children of deceased being paupers now maintained
in the Work House at the expense of the parish.
|OGDEN Ann of Matlock widow 1744 18 Oct Adm
Bond. George Ogden of Matock Yeoman, Ellen Ogden of Matlock
Spinster, Charles Ogden of Matlock Labourer. Signed, with marks,
Francis Ogden, Ellen Ogden, Charles Ogden. George and Ellen
the natural children.
Inv prized and praised 1 June 1744 by John Wolley, Mordecai
Badsley, Francis Ogden.
|OGDEN Anthony of Matlock 1701 12 Nov Adm
Grant to Ellen Ogden of Matlock widow.
Bond Ellen Ogden of Matlock widow, George Ogden, Adam Johnson.
Inv 3 Nov 1701 valued and praysed by Stephen Badsley, Anth.
Sowter, Josiah Allsop.
|OGDEN Ellen of Matlock Widow 1706 10 Apr
Inv 27 Dec 1705. Praised by Stephen Badsley, Anth Sowter, George
Bond: George Ogden of Matlock Carpenter, Henry Pidcock of Darley
joiner and Josiam Adams of Chesterfield Glover.
Administration granted to George Ogden.
|OGDEN Francis Matlock Bath Yeoman 1835 1
Written 13 Jan 1835.
Mentions Ann, daughter of late son William; my three sons John,
George and James; four daughters Sarah Potter, Mary Watson,
Lydia Colley and Ann Hartle; for it not to be lawful for anyone
to sell or dispose of any part of his estate to Joseph Pearson
Wits Joshua Jepson, Abel Boden, Rich Richardson - all of Matlock
Exec and trustee friend William Mason Ostler.
|ORME John of Matlock Miner Widower 1766 22
From Richard Smallbrook Bishop of Lichfield to John Wood, Joseph
Shipston and John Steeple, clerks: John Orme Batchelor of Matlock
died intestate; Hannah wife of John Lowe is the eldest sister
and one of the next of kin; clerks required to swear ... and
to see the Bond executed by John Lowe ... 21 Oct 1776; Oath
sworn by Hannah Lowe before Joseph Shipston. She was required
to make inventory.
|OLEY William of Riber 1507
- Also see Wolley Manuscripts v.6667
|PARKER Thomas Matlock Miner 1753 17 Oct (Lich)
Written 12 June 1753.
Mentions daughter Sarah wife of John Bowene; daugher Marey
wife of Richard Buxstone; granson William Godward; son Samuel
Parker - my dwelling house, all my right and title to a morgage
from William Morhing alias Fantum.
Wits Ralph Blackwell, John Bunting, John Wolley.
Exec son Samuel.
Inv vewed prised and praised 23 June 1753 by John Wolley, Samuel
Flint. Examined as a true copy by John Wolley, John Wolley
|PARKER William Matlock Miner 1712 1 Apr (Lich).
Inv taken vewed and praysed 26 Jan 1711/12 by John Ludlam,
John Bunting, William Adams.
Written 18 Jan 1711/12.
Mentions loving wife Margaret; two houses; son Thomas - house
where he doth now dwell, with stable and cow house; son William
- house where I now dwell with barne tole house and two gardens.
Exec loving wife Margaret.
Probate to Margaret Parker widow.
|PEARSON James [Jacobi on Will] Matlock 1709
16 Apr (Lich).
Adm of intestate granted to Dorothea Pearson Widow relict and
|PEARSON James of Matlock Miner 1814 24 Feb
Written 2 Nov 1813.
Nephew James Pearson of Matlock Bath miner - piece of land
at the top of the hill called the Croft; nephew Peper Pearson
of Derby Plasterer - his house etc (except for parlour and
part of the garden held by Sarah Andrew); niece Martha Wild;
niece Dorothy wife of Andrew Britland; niece Sarah Andrew widow;
Wits Francis Staley, George Wragg.
Exec Martha wife of Wild of Matlock Bath.
Testator died 24 Jan 1814.
|PEARSON James of Matlock Bath Gentleman 1839
19 Jan (Lich).
Mentions son William - house shop and premises in his possession
and houses and gardens in Scarthin; son James - farmhouse at
Biggin lately purchased from Mr. Holbrook and house with brewhouse
where I now reside, land called the Grand Plot; house and land
in Matlock Bath in possession of Mr. Blake; cottage and garden
in Upper Wood in possession of William Smedley ; Patch Croft
and Barn; dear wife Ann; daughter Jemima wife of Edward Wheatcroft.
This is a long will and includes various provisions should
Edward Wheatcroft become bankrupt.
Wits P. Hubbersty, James Colledge.
Oath and Affidavit: Execs named as Philip Hubbersty of Wirksworth
Gentleman, James Pearson of Matlock Bath Gentleman, William
Pearson of Matlock Bath Gentleman.
Testator died 26 Jun 1838.
|PEARSON Mary of Scarthing Nick, Matlock widow
1853 30 Sep (Lich)
Written 10 May 1831.
Mentions daughter Hannah wife of William Grant, dwelling house,
cottage etc at Scarthin Nick; five sons Joseph Benjamin Jole
James and Anthony; daur Ann wife of George Marriott; William,
Ann and John - three children of late son John deceased.
Wits Jane Cotterill, Thomas Weston, Wm Wildgoose.
Exec John Taylor of Hill Top, p. Matlock.
Affidavit and Oath John Taylor sole executor since dead without
having proved the Will.
Administration. Died about July 1831. Appeared personally Hannah
wife of William Grant of Tunstall STS.
|PEARSON Thomas [of Matlock Bath] 1820 (Lich).
Exec Joseph Pearson of Matlock (Lich)
|PEARSON William 1833 (Lich).
DDR: Exec James
Rolley of Matlock Bath (Lich)
|PERKIN (als PEARSON) Peter 17 Oct 1759
Adm for Peter formerly of the parish of Matlock but late a
Mariner on Board his Magesties Ship --- the lawful captain
Holham deceased. To James Pearson natural and lawful brother.
|PIDCOCKE Anthony of Matlock 1641 (Lich)
|PLATTS William Riber p. Matlock 1849 12 Oct
Mentions wife; sons John, William, Matthew, George; daurs Hannah
wife of George Shaw, Ann wife of Thomas Knowles, Mary wife
of Benjamin Gregory.
Wits William Carline, Abanathan Daffin Carline.
Execs wife and George Staley of Cromford.
Probate to George Staley, surviving exec.
|POTTER Samuel, Yeoman of Holt Lane Matlock
1810 09 Apr (Lich/DDR) Under 100L
Mentions Maria Marsden (settlement), daur of James and Martha
Marsden; George Nuttall of Matlock gentleman.
All household furniture of what nature or kindsoever and £40
to Executor upon trust to pay unto Maria Marsden when she
attains 10 years and in case of her death then the same to
Exec George Nuttall of Matlock
Wits Chas Wilde, Willm King
Died 14 Oct 1809.
| Surnames Q
|None at present
| Surnames R
|RADFORD Hannah of Matlock 1831 21 Apr Widow
Mentions daughter Tacey Radford; close known as Wind Mill Close;
grand daughter Ann Maria Else of Lea; grand daughter Marina
Else of Lea; grand son George Else of Lea; grand daughter Elizabeth
Else of Lea; grand daughter Alice Else of Lea; grand daughter
Elizabeth Radford Sterland of Cromford; grand son William Sterland
of Cromford; sister Maria Beastall now under confinement at
Ashover in a deranged state of mind; if sister dies at Ashover
her body should be interred at Matlock.
Wits: Joseph Wilson, Ann Wildgoose, Wm. Wildgoose
Codicil: At the time of my quitting the residence of my late
husband William Radford of Lea there were personal property
and effects. These were to be divided into three between son-in-law
Charles Else of Lea Thomas Sterland and daughter Tacey Radford
but daughter to pay both men £26 apiece and Tacey to
have various household items
Wits to Codicil: Ann Wildgoose, Wm. Wildgoose
DDR: Exec Tacey Potter formerly Potter wife of Henry Potter
of Matlock Lace manufacturer. Testatrix died 23d Jan 1831.
|RAWLINSON James of Matlock Bath Esquire 1849
16 Aug (Lich).
Mentions Joseph Wass of Lea Lead Merchant and Philip Hubbersty
of Wirksworth Gentleman as trustees; daughter Elizabeth.
Dated 24 Feb 1841.
Wits: P. Hubbersty, Solr, Wirksworth, William Marsh
Codicil: Any annuity paid to Elizabeth exclusive of any husband
dated 24 Feb 1841.
Wits: P. Hubbersty, William Marsh
Testator died 25 Jul 1848
Probate to execs Jospeh Wass and Philip Hubbersty.
|READE Gawyn, Yeoman of Matlock 1618 02 June
|REDFEARNE Richard of Willersley p. Matlock,
Yeoman [also gentleman] 1824 29 Oct (Lich)
Mentions Mary, William, Sarah, Ann, Francis and Elizabeth,
children of sister Ann Cooper; sister Sarah Hadfield; brother
Francis; brother William; sister Mary Brealey; Benjamin, Dorothy
and Ann, three children of deceased brother Benjamin; Frances
Brount of Willersley; dwelling house etc at Eyam, occupied
by Elizabeth Brushfield and George Pauphreyman; nephew Francis
son of deceased brother Joseph.
Wits Thos Barton, William Gilbert, John Brount.
Execs two friends Joseph Hunt and Geoge Stafford of Willersley.
|ROBINSON Thomas of Matlock, Yeoman 1857 17
Mentions messuage, lands etc in Tansley; grandson Robert Aiken
("now in Australia"); two children of grandson Robert
Aiken; dwelling in Matlock, with household goods, plate pictures
etc., in own occupation (including the coach house or stable
underneath) unto grand-daughter Mary Ann Elliott; garden, land
and appurtenances as well as chattels and effects in or about
messuage or dwelling house, coachhouse, stables, garden and
premises in the occupation of Colonel Leacroft to daur Ann
Smedley ; messuage or dwelling house occupied by Thomas Cave;
messuage and farm lands and hereditaments now in the occupation
of Henry Sakeld James Collingwood Esquire or his undertenant;
a small parcel of copyhold land [22 perches] in the said farm
called the croft; daughter Ann wife of Thomas Smedley to receive
rents and profits; daur Ellen wife of George Martin and after
her decease her children; shares in Matlock Gas Light and Coke
Company, dividends to John George Elliott illegitimate son
of daur Mary Ann; to Mary Potter, widow, daughter of late wife;
grandchildren Thomas, John, William and Elizabeth Elliott;
grandson Francis Martin ("now in Australia") and
Wits Thms Green, James Gell, clerks to Messrs Holmes and Newbold.
Execs friend John Else of Matlock Gentleman and Richard Robinson
of Wirksworth Bankers Clerk.
See Thomas Robinson in the 1851
census and Mr. Cave and Col. Leacroft in the
|ROSON OR ROSONNE Edmond, Yeoman of Matlock
1659 25 Jan (PCC)
|ROWSON Anthony Matlock Miner 1783 15 Oct
Mentions daur Mary, wife of William Buckley; son Anthony; son
Benjamin; daur Ann wife of Daniel Wilson; daur Hannah wife
of William Wilmot; son Edmund - house and garden where he now
dwells; son James house where I now dwell, likewise share of
all mines in the Liberty of Matlock or elsewhere.
Wits Samuel Carding, Thomas Mather, William Mellor
Exec son James Rowson.
|ROWSON German Matlock Bank Miner 27 Apr 1791
Mentions two dwelling houses on Matlock Bank;; my wife Sarah;
two sons Adam and Edward; mortgage to Mr. John Wolley of Matlock
for £18 on dwelling where he lives
Wits Adam Wolley Jun, Robert Bloxham, Robert Ward
Exec Sarah Rowson.
|ROWSON James of Common Wood Matlock Miner
1832 3 May (Lich)
Mentions daur Ann Rowson, son George; daur Esther, daur Hannah
wife of John Tisdale; daur Lydia wife of Rueben [sic] Naylor;
daur Mary wife of George Fletcher
Wits Michael Carding, William Wildgoose, W. Wildgoose
Execs Ann Rowson spinster, George Rowson Miner.