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The Wolley Manuscripts, Matlock
A Major Collection of pre 1828 Pedigrees, Charters, Documents, Deeds & Wills
  Volumes 6666 and 6667 (part)
The Wolley Manuscripts,
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6666 & 6667
6667 - WOLLEY
6668 6669
6670-5 6676-80
6681-86 6687-90
6691-6 6697-6715
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Volume 6666

Surnames in this volume

Places in Volume 6666 within Matlock:
Matlock Bank
Places in Volume 6666 elsewhere:
Alport Bakewell Baslow Beeley Brassington Bubnell Calver Chelmorton Corbar Darley Edensor Elton Farley Froggat Hacney-Lane Great-Rowsley Hathersage-North-Lees Little-Rowsley Longstone Middleton Monyash Nether-Haddon North-Lees-Hathersage Pilsley Sheldon Southhouse-Grange Snitterton Stancliffe Stanton Tansley Todehole Upper-Haddon Wensley West-Hallam Winster Youlgreave

6666 f.49
Deed of 1742 - the rights of Timothy SPENCER to a "seat or sitting ..."
(Cox's Churches of Derbyshire Vol. II, p.519)
6666 ff.147-9
Will of William SAVILE, of Beeley, 1670 ; body to be buried in Beeley chancel ; "for preventing a great concourse of poor people coming for alms at my internment," he provided that his executors should divide £20 among the poorest of Bakewell, £10 amongst those of Brassington, and sums of varying from £4 to £1 amongst the poor of Ashford, Beeley, Monyash, Flagg, Taddington, Priestcliff, Hassop, Rowland, Great and Little Longstone, Youlgreave, Alport, Middleton, Upper Haddon, Stanton, Darley, Matlock, Wensley, Winster, Elton, Chelmorton, Sheldon, Calver, Baslow, Bubnell, Froggat, Corbar, Edensor, Pilsley, and Great and Little Rowsley.
(DASJ Vol. XXXIII, p.135)
6666 ff.149d-153
Copies of the wills of John SAVILE of Southhouse Grange gent.
1) ff.149d-150 personal estate, including bequest to Francis GREGORY present schoolmaster of West Hallam
11 Sep 1733
2) ff.150-2 property in Matlock, Elton, Monyash, North Lees in Hathersage.
13 Sep. 1733
3) ff.152d-153 14 Sep 1733
Copy of will of George SAVILLE of Southouse Grange esq., 3 May 1734 (uc/chlsl)
6666 ff.154-6
Copies of notes of deeds relating to Matlock (various spellings) and involving the heirs of Henry MATLOKE, 20 June 26 H VIII [1534], f.154, and William TAGG(E) of, or late of Matlock and Richard and John WIGLEY of WYGGELY of Middleton (various spellings).
[1533 - 1540] (uc/chlsl)
6666 ff.250-5
Certified copy made in 1724 of grant to George MANNERS of Nether Haddon Knight of Courts in manors, towns, hamlets etc. of Little Rowsley, Darley, Stancliffe, Todehole, Hacney Lane, Farley, Wensley, Snitterton, Matlock, Matlock Bank, Tansley
4 July 12 Ja [1614] (uc/chlsl)
Volume 6667 (excluding ff.144-211)

Surnames in Volume6667 (excluding ff.144-211)

Places in Volume 6667, excluding ff.144-2, Within Matlock:
church Harston Tythe-Barn-Yard the-Would

Places in Volume 6667, excluding ff.144-21, Elsewhere:
Ash and Bawdy or Bawdy Ash, in ['Wendsleye'] Ashover Bonsall Bridge-town Cowley-Hall Cowley-manor-of-Stanton Crich Darley Elton Hospital-of-St.-John-in-Bakewell Lichfield Stanton Tansley Wakebridge Wensley Wheatcroft Whittington Willesley Wirksworth

6667 ff.17d, 18d, 19d
Extract from covenant by German POOLE of Wakebridge esq. and wife Margaret to settle capital messuage or manor of Wakebridge, all lands in Wakebridge, Crich and Matlock with particular mention of 2 tenements called Harston and messuage called the Would in Matlock.
31 Aug 23 or 24 Eliz [1581 or 2] (uc/chlsl)
6667 ff.41d-42
Copies of deeds relating to Tansley [1586-1621], tithes of coin and hay in Tansley and Wheatcroft (in parishes of Ashover, Crich and Matlock) with the Tythe Barn Yard in or near parish of Matlock [1614], Matlock 1679, and chiefly relating to Francis BABINGTON, STATHAM and SPATEMAN families (SPATEMAN 17th c only).
6667 f.45d
Notes concerning Matlock church building.
[1760-1784] (uc/chlsl)
6667 f.137
"The manor of Willesley was held in the reign of Henry VI. by Roger MINORS, who conveyed it to Roger LECHE." Rot. Parl. vol. iv. p.363.
(Cox's Churches of Derbyshire Vol II, p.519)
6667 f.137d
Copies of monumental inscriptions in north aisle of Matlock church, copied 1812
[14th-18thc] (uc/chlsl)
Copies of WOLLEY inscriptions in the north aisle of Matlock church. Susanna, wife of William WOLLEY, of Riber, 23rd Nov 1642. Elizabeth, widow of Adam WOLLEY, of Riber, 1658. These gravestones were found under the pavement in 1812, but subsequently covered up again by a new pavement, Three other gravestones commemorated (1) Adam WOLLEY, 1710, Ann, wife of John WOLLEY, 1758, and Anthony WOLLEY, 1719 ; (2) John WOLLEY, 1699, Catherine, his wife, 1710, and John WOLLEY, 1763 ; and (3) George WOLLEY, 1807, John WOLLEY, 1894.
See also in Cox's Churches of Derbyshire Vol II, pp.525-7. (DASJ Vol. XXXIII, p.140)
6667 f.138
List of Rectors of Matlock, extracted from episcopal registers at Lichfield [note: this is no longer the case as they are now at the Staffordshire Record Office].
14th - 16th c. (uc/chlsl)
6667 f.139
Copy of faculty to rebuild a wall of Matlock church, build a gallery containing 13 pews for the use of named persons
14 April 1760 (uc/chlsl)
Faculty granted to John SOUTER, John WALL, John KIRKLAND, Edmund HODGKINSON, Adam WOLLEY, John WILKINSON and Peter NIGHTINGALE the younger, parishioners of Matlock, to pull down the "very old and ruinous south wall" of the church, and to rebuild it, and to erect a loft or gallery against the south wall 45 ft. Long, 12 ft. Broad, and 8 ft. Above the floor level, with stairs and door in the new wall out of the churchyard, to contain thirteen pews. 7 April, 1760.
(DASJ Vol. XXXIII, p.140)
6667 ff.140-1, 143
Notes on the history of Matlock by the Reverend Samuel PEGGE of Whittington, including dimensions of the church on f.141, lists of rectors 1423 - 1570 (filled in by another hand) ff. 141d, 143d
notes on Willersley f. 143d On f.141d is the date 23 Ap 1787.
Notes date from 11thc (uc/chlsl)
6667 f.236d
extracts from parish registers of Crich and Matlock relating to STATHAM family,
1653-1705/6 and 1638/9-1650 respectively (uc/chlsl)
6667 ff.240d-243
Copies of wills of 1) Henry HOPKINSON of Bonsall gent., mentioning property in Bonsall, Matlock and Wirksworth, 1632, and 2) William HOPKINSON of Bonsall gent., mentioning unspecified lands; groves, shafts and meers of ground at Winster Pitts, groves called Ash and Bawdy or Bawdy Ash in 'Wendsleye' liberty 1681/2 and 3) Adam HOPKINSON.
1676/7. (uc/chlsl)
6667 f.245
Copy of inscription on tomb of Antony WOLLEY died 1573 and wife Agnes, with description of tomb and arms. In Matlock church. (uc/chlsl)
6667 f.248
Drawing of gravestone in North aisle of Matlock Church, dated 1587, discovered in 1776 but covered by new paving in 1812. Perhaps John WOLLEY's gravestone. (uc/chlsl)
6667 f.331d
Printed notice to quit property held of the manor of Matlock, from stewards to lords of manor,
1810. (uc/chlsl)
6667 ff.348-51
Copy of deed of partition between the 4 daughters and co-heirs of Anthony SENYOR of Cowley, deceased, Frances FANSHAW, Elizabeth BACH, Walkeurge [?] BALGAY and Ann SENYOR, of the manor of Darley, Cowley Hall, several houses, a smithy, lands (with field names), in Wensley, Bridge-town, Cowley, within manor of Stanton, in Darley, Matlock, a rent from Winster, 1/2 tithes of Elton and Winster, makes provision for payment of £18 p.a. to Hospital of St. John in Bakewell and the rents, and for continuance of accustomed foot, local and cattle ways.
1 May 1676 (uc/chlsl)
6667 f.451
[Includes rough sketch of one of the oldest monuments to the WOLLEY family, a freestone slab six feet long]
... incised on it a plain Latin cross, various initials, and the date "iiiv of Juen 1587." Mr. WOLLEY says:- "It was covered over by a new pavement. I suppose it to have been for John WOLLEY, the first of the family at Hill."
(Cox's Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. II, p.523)