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Matlock & Matlock Bath Wills Calendar
Lists of pre-1858 Wills and Wills proved within Derbyshire 1858 - 1928
  Did they leave a Will?
Wills Calendar Index
Pre 1858 Wills A- B
Pre-1858 Wills C - G
Pre 1858 Wills H - R
Pre1858 Wills S - V
Pre 1858 Wills W - Z
Wills 1858 - 1928
Surnames A - C
Surnames D - G
Surnames H - L
Surnames M - R
Surnames S
Surnames T - Z
Matlock People Named in Non Matlock Wills
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Here are lists of names of former Matlock and Matlock Bath residents known to have left a Will.

  • Pre 1858 Will information has been extracted from a variety of sources, including from Extracts of Death Duty Registers (DDR) held at TNA and Phillimore's "Calendars, 1516-1652" ... see Will Info. There are Wills proved in the Lichfield Consistory Court and in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, plus Wills held by the DRO.

  • Burial dates have been linked to almost all Wills before 1699. Sometimes there are spelling variations between the name on the Will and the name in the Parish Register. Occasionally an individual asked to be buried outside Matlock and their burails are not here.

  • Pre-1858 wills information is an ongoing project and your input is welcome.

  • The 1858 - 1928 lists on these pages are based on information researched by Michael Spencer of Matlock and originally circulated to the Derbysgen Discussion Group[1]. Additional information, such as dates of death or of probate and executor(s), researched by Ann Andrews from various sources including First Avenue House.

  • Not every Matlock will post 1858 was proved within Derbyshire so what you are seeking may not be found here ... see Will Info

  • All references to "Lichfield" Wills mean Wills that were held at the former Lichfield JRO but are now at the Staffordshire Record Office.

Part of a Copy of a Grant of Probate of a Matlock resident   PCC Will detail
Part of a Copy of a Grant of Probate Sample of a pre-1858 PCC will


[1]Michael Spencer's work is reproduced with kind permission.
Michael's extracts for the whole of Derbyshire may now be found at Yesterdays, a site maintained for him by Neil Wilson.

The Derbyshire Record Office have now produced an online index of Derbyshire wills they hold for the period 1858-1928 (as .pdf files) and you can search by surname, area or date of probate
Go to Search Derbyshire Wills

My grateful thanks also to John Palmer for getting me started with the first 117 names of the post 1858 Wills and to Kathryn Morano for forwarding many of the remainder.