Wills in the Hope Valley

My thanks to Cynthia Kimpton & Mike Spencer for many of these will details

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Thomas: BAGSHAW, farmer of Shatton: 1859

Mentions: son William BAGSHAW to have estate at Grindleford Bridge

wife Peggy

daughters Hannah; Jane

Witnesses: Jonathan LONGDIN; Robert OLLERENSHAW 


William BARKER, farmer of Shatton, Hope p.: 1860

Mentions: Brother Joseph BARKER 

Daughters: Ann, wife of William WALKER of Sheffield, cowkeeper; Grace BARKER

Wm TYM of Edale 

Peter KIRK Clerk to Mr HALL Solicitor of Castleton


George BRADWELL of Bradwell: 1870

Will written 1867

Mentions: Sons George; John; Josiah; Edwin; Horatio

Daughters Hannah wife of William NEEDHAM; Rebecca wife of John FOX

Deceased dau Jemima LONGDEN`s three children, namely John Henry, Hannah Maria, Eliza Ann.

Witnesses: George JEPSON; Thomas JACKSON     


Mary Ann Robinson BRADWELL, maiden of Wheston, Tideswell p.,: 1864

Mentions: Henry, George and Elizabeth all BRADWELL children of Robert and Sarah BRADWELL of Crooks near Sheffield.

Elizabeth Frances wife of Robert HOLMES of Wormhill

Alice Anna BRADWELL, Mary Ellen BRADWELL,Agnes Sarah BRADWELL and James Longden BRADWELL, their mother Martha BRADWELL of Wormhill

Mr Robert BRADWELL of Offerton

Sarah ANDREW my servant

Daniel Clarke DEWICK

Witnesses: Mr John BRAMWELL; Aice ELLIOT (sic) 


James BRAILSFORD, farmer of Tideswell: 1861

Mentions: Daughters Sarah BRAILSFORD; Alice BRAILSFORD


Witnesses: Thomas WALKER, Law Clerk of Tideswell; Jesse BRAMWELL, cordwainer of Tideswell


John BROADBENT, mason & grocer of Bradwell: 1867

Mentions: Wife Hannah 

Daughters: Hannah wife of Adam COOPER; Margaret wife of Hugh PEARSON; Elizabeth BROADBENT

Occupier Richard MIDDLETON

Executor: William BRAMALL, farmer of Bradwell

Witnesses: Henry SOUTHWELL; Samuel MIDDLETON 


James BROMLEY, boot and shoe manufacturer of Eyam: 1859

Mentions: Wife Mary

Brothers: John BROMLEY, in co-partnership; Joseph Sykes BROMLEY

Cousin William BROMLEY late of Shefffield now of London, merchant clerk.

James HOWARTH of Sheffield Edge, tool manufacturer

Thomas FENTEM, surgeon of Eyam Terrace

James WILD foreman to J J BROMLEYS of Eyam.


James BURDEKIN of Hope: 1864

Mentions: my five children, Josiah, Jeremiah, Jesse,Martha,Louisa

Witnesses: Jonathan LONGDEN; John COTTRILL


Benjamin BURROWS, grocer of Hathersage: 1871 

Mentions: Wife Harriett

Witnesses Joseph BRIGHT; Tobias CHILD  Made will on day of death.


Thomas CARTLEDGE, labourer of Tideswell: 1869:

Will written 1867

Mentions: Wife Sarah

Sons: Samuel & Thomas

Daughter: Mary wife of Alexander FLINT

Witnesses: Thomas WALKER of Tideswell; Edwin SLATER of Tideswell  


William Henry CHEEK, solicitor of Tideswell: 1861

Mentions: Nephew Oswald CHEEK of Evesham, Worcs., solicitor

sister Maria WAKELY widow

Witnesses: Daniel PLATTS; Jane HIGGINBOTTOM


Robert COOK, gent. of Hathersage: 1866

Mentions: Wife Mary

Sons: Joseph Arnold COOK of Sheffield, paper manufacturer; Robert Charles COOK; John Frances COOK; William COOK

Daughter: Mary Anne, widow of George ALLANSON of Sheffield M.D.

Brother  in law Thomas BROOMHEAD of Hathersage, grocer

Property at Holmesfield

Benjamin GILL occupier of property purchased of the Devisees of the late Robert RODGERS Esq.

Property at Ringinglow, the coal pit and ten cottages let or lease to George WINTERBOTTOM and John FIELDSEND

"Norfolk Arms" Ringinglow and farm adjacent occupied by Charles MARSDEN purchased from Devisees of Miss Hannah RAWSON

Smeting Farm purchased from Charles William BINGLEY of Sheffield, Attorney.

Property at Whiteley Wood, Upper Hallam occuped by Benjamin WOOD

Occupiers: Thomas RYALLS; William HASLAM

Property at Whiteley Wood let to Mrs Ann MILL

Property at Whiteley Wood let to Mrs Mary MARSHALL

Property purchased from Mr HUDSON of Manchester, Collector of Taxes

Witnesses: Benjamin WIGHTMAN, Solr of Sheffield; William WHITE apprenticed to Mr BROOMHEAD, grocer of Hathersage


John COOPER, stone merchant of Hathersage Mill: 1876

Mentions: wife Hannah

Friend James MARSDEN, innkeeper of Hathersage

Executor & friend Joseph White BROOMHEAD

Witnesses: Thomas BROOMHEAD; John DARVILL 


Edmund DAKIN, farmer of Hargate Wall, Tideswell: 1861

Mentions: Sons: George; John; Joseph; Thomas

Daughters: Julia Ann; Sarah Ann

Witnesses: George NEEDHAM; Daniel C DEWICK


John DANIEL, yeoman of Eyam Edge: 1866

Will written 1839

Mentions: wife 

Peter WRIGHT Esq.

Son George

Witnesses: Mary WRIGHT; Mary BRAMWELL 


Daughter: Ann wife of James WALKER

Grandson or reputed grandson Tho DANIEL son of my said daughter Ann before her marriage with the said James WALKER

Witnesses to Codicil: Samuel TURNER of Eyam; Samuel SLATER of Eyam  


Thomas ELLIOTT, farmer of Lane Side nr Hope: 1865

Will written 1862

Mentions: Son Thomas

Maria ELLIOTT wife of my son Thomas

Granddaughter  Hannah HALLAM dau of Elijah  HALLAM of Pindale

Witnesses: Wm SMITH; H ELLIOTT 


John EYRE, farmer of Castleton: 1872

Will written 1870

Mentions:Wife Mary

John FROGGATT the son of my said wife

Daughters Ann Froggatt BAGSHAW wife of Boaz; Martha SWINDELL wife of James; Mary EYRE wife of Abraham of Castleton,miner

Robert How ASHTON

Witness:James RAMSDEN


Nanny FOX, spinster of Smalldale: 1864

Will written 1849

Mentions: Brother George FOX

Occupiers: Geo ANDREW property in Smalldale; Robert EVANS property in Smalldale; Robert HALL property in Bradwell; Samuel BOCKING property in Smalldale " my nephew "


Late nephew Samuel WRIGHT

Nieces: Mary LEE; Martha HADFIELD; Ann HALL

Nephew: Thomas HALLAM grandson of my late brother Thomas FOX

Thomas FOX natural son of my late niece Eliza HALL; Sarah Ellen HALL daughter of my said niece

Late niece: Charity ASHMORE

Witnesses: Robert EVANS; George ANDREW

Codicil made 1861

Sister Hannah BOCKING and her children Samuel; Thomas; Jane HOLME; Mary HOBSON

Witnesses: George ELLIOTT; Isaac MIDDLETON      


William FOX, farmer of Hazlebadge: 1861

Mentions: Wife Elizabeth 

Son Joseph

Witnesses: Absalom MARSHALL, joiner of Bradwell; John HALLAM, miner of Bradwell


Humphrey FURNIS of Hagg in the parish of Hope.  Will dated 20 February 1670

I Humphrey FURNISS of Hagge in the parish of Hope in the County of Derby Yeoman do make this my last Will and Testament.  I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God to be decently buried in the burial place within Hope Churchyard.  I give devise and bequeath unto Janet my wife and to Michael FURNIS my nephew All that my lands buildings etc purchased of George EYRE of Thorpe, gent.  Situate in Hathersage equally between them during the life of the said Janet and after her decease to the said Michael FURNIS and the heirs male of his body begotten and for want of sch heirs unto Mark FURNIS my nephew.  I give unto Dorothy wife of Mr George FOX £40, unto Mr Henry BALGUY and Mrs Elisabeth BALGUY, son and daughter of Henry BALGAY of Rowles in the County of Derby, Gent, to either of them 40/- (forty shillings) to Mr Henry BALGAY the elder of Rowle aforesaid and to Mrs BALGAY his wife to either of them 30/- (shirty shillings) unto the four children of Mr William FOX late of Fulwood to every of them 20/- (twenty shillings), to Edward MORTEN of Hollin Clough, John MORTEN of Goures 10/- (ten shillings)  I give and bequeath unto Ellen BURR widow and Frances the wife of John HALL my kinswoman to either of them 20/- (twenty shillings)  I give unto Mark FURNES my brother All my wearing apparel unto Dorothy the wife of Robert HALL of Alport 5/- (five shillings) unto Adam GRANT and Edmund GRANT of Ollerbrook 2/6 (two shillings and sixpence) each.  I appoint Janet my wife and the said Michael Furnes to be joint Executors of this my Will.

Mark and Seale of Humphrey FURNES

Signed sealed and published and declared in the presence of Thomas EYRE, George GREAVES


William FURNESS, yeoman of Eyam: 1862

Mentions: Father Samuel  innkeeper

Wife Mary

Nephew Chas BRADFORD

Cousin Samuel FURNESS of Taddington Field

Thomas Wilson FROGGATT, grocer of Eyam

Witnesses: William WOOD; John? WOOD; William WOOD 


William Wells GOULD, yeoman of Spring House, Hope p.:1876

Mentions: Wife Abigail

Son Walter Howard GOULD

Witnesses: Reuben MIDDLETON, labourer; Zach WILD Clerk to Mr HALL Solr ,Castleton


Levi HADFIELD of Hope: 1865

Friends George Samuel WARD of Hope; Jonathan HOWE of Hope

Brother John of Hope Woodland


Witness: Benjamin HALLAM of Hope

Testator died 3 Feb 1865 at Sheffield.


William HADFIELD of Edale: 1863

Mentions: Sons William HADFIELD; Samuel Bagshaw HADFIELD

Daughter Catherine

Granddau Mary RIDALL

Executor: Jonathan LONGDEN of Hope 

Witnesses: Joseph BARNES; Mary GOULD  Will made 1859


Abraham HALL, joiner of Castleton: 1830

Will written 29 Sep 1824

Mentions: Wife - not named 

Children - John; James; Elias; Elias & Martha HOWE wife of Joseph - to have equal shares of estate

Sons John & Isaac to share all tools

Grandson William HALL to have £12

Executors: John HALL, son - joiner & publican; James HALL, son, labourer; Joseph HOWE, son in law, shell fish dealer of Manchester

Witnesses: Rob. HOWE; Barbara HOWE; Sarah DAKIN  


George HALL, miner of Goosehill in Castleton: 1866

Mentions: Wife Sarah

Joseph BIRTLES of Norton, schoolmaster

Isaac HIBBS of Bradwell, miner

Elizabeth HIBBS dau of Isaac and Mary his wife

Witnesses: Josh HALL; Zach WILD Clerk to Mr HALL Solr of Castleton


Godfrey HALL of Castleton:1814

Will written 14 Jul 1813

Mentions: Wife Milicent - to have everything for 10 years if she remains a widow

Sons: John; Godfrey & Micah

Daughters: Ann; Mary & Hannah - to have £30 each

Abraham DAKIN tenant

Francis EYRE Esq., landlord

Executor: Wife Milicent; son John HALL, bread baker; brother Joseph HALL, bread baker

Witnesses: John HALL senr; Robt HOW; John ELLIS


The will of  JOHN HALL of Pindall: 1675

The nuncupative Will of John HALL in the parish of Castleton and County of Derby deceased by his words spoken before Martin BRIDDOCKE, and Thomas PARAMORE of Pindall aforesaid about four days before his death.

The said John HALL did give and Bequeath unto Nicholas HALL his sonne one bed and bedding thereunto belonging and to Thomas HALL of Castleton his brother his best Hat and to Robert HALL his eldest sonne the rest of his wearing apparel  except his shoes which he gave to Michael HALL another of his sonnes.  All the rest of his estate he gives and Bequeaths unto Frances HALL his wife during the term of her life and soe long as she keeps unmarried and at her marriage or decease he gives all the housing or so much as shall remain equally amongst Michael HALL, Nicholas HALL and Ellis HALL three of his sonnes if they be then living  And if it shall happen that either the said Michael or Ellis dye before that time that part belonging to him that shall be then deceased to go to the use and behoofe of the other that shall then be living.  Inventory dated 20 May 1674.   Proved at Chesterfield 5th May 1675

Witness hereunto Martin BRIDDOCKE, Thomas PARAMORE


Extract from the Will of  MICHAEL FURNES of Pindall

Will dated 18 January 1704

In the name of God Amen.   I Michael FURNES of Pindall in the parish of Hope in the County of Derby do make this my Will and Testament.   I give and bequeath unto Nicholas HALL of Mam and Ellis HALL of Pindall my two nephews to each of them the sum of £3 upon condition that in case any suit arise or be hereafter brought against my executors hereinafter named by the executors or administrators of my late nephew Mark FURNES of Ollerton decd for any pretended legacy formerly left to the said Mark FURNES by the Will of my late uncle Humphrey FURNES of Hagg long since deceased then they the said Nicholas and Ellis HALL shall forth of their legacies pay bear and discharge their proportionate parts in defending the said suit.  I give devise and bequeath unto Thomas HALL second son of my nephew Robert HALL of Pindall and to Margaret the widow of William BRAY each 20/- (twenty shillings)  I also give unto Susannah wife of Thurstan JACKSON 20/- (twenty shillings) unto Ellen wife of Robert HALL of Pindall 5/- (five shillings)  I likewise give and bequeath unto John HALL (son of my nephew Michael HALL of Castleton) 5/- (five shillings) and unto Mary wife of Godfrey ROYDS of Castleton 2/6 (two shillings and six pence)  I give unto Alice HALL daughter of my said nephew Robert HALL one yellow coverlet and one pair of blankets  I also give unto John HALL of Castleton eldest son of my said nephew Robert HALL all my wearing apparel unto Anne wife of Robert WILSON I give one old arke that her mother brought with her to Pindall  All the rest and residue of my personal estate I give and bequeath unto my two nephews Robert HALL and Michael HALL equally between them and I appoint them joint executors of this my Will.

The Mark and Seale of Michael FURNES

Signed sealed and published and declared in the presence of The mark of Francis FRITH; Christopher STAVELY

Appraisers Josia ROYES and Roger BARKER


Extract from the Will of MICHAEL HALL of Castleton, ancestor of the HALL family (lawyers)

Will dated 29 November 1726; Proved 7 April 1727

In the name of God Amen.  I Michael HALL of Castleton in the County of Derby, miner, ordaine this to be my last Will and Testament   I give and bequeath unto my son John HALL and his heires the house I now reside in and the barne thereunto adjoining with shop and chamber over it adjoining to the said barne and all my right and interest until that piece of common as it now set out in the Hoestone in Castleton parish belonging to the said housing (my son John allowing my loveing wife to live in the said house and to have the advantage of the said barne but not of the shop and chamber over it ) during her natural life and also allowing my son Jacob HALL to have room to set up a bed to lye in so long as he keeps unmarried.  I give unto my said son John one moiety or half part of the mine called New Mine near Wham Gate and the other half to my loveing wife and my son Jacob.  I give unto my son Jacob one half of my personal estate to be equally divided at my wife’s death and the other halfe to be equally divided between my three sons Michael HALL, Isaac HALL, and Abraham HALL.  I give unto my grand-daughter Anne WINTERBOTHAM my young stirk.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret WINTHERBOTHAM 10/-(ten shillings) my son John to pay it to her out of his share, my Will and minde is that the share of the mine that belongs to my wife at Wham Gate at her decease to be equally divided between my two sons that is Michael HALL and Isaac HALL they nor any of them neither to sell give or swap any part of the said mine to any body but amongst themselves only.  Lastly my Will and minde is that my loving wife to be sole Executrix of this my Will made 29 November 1726

Michael HALL – his mark and seal.

Witnesses Thomas HALL, Joseph BRADBURY, the mark of Nicholas HALL


Extract from the Will of ROBERT HALL of Pindall

Will dated 3rd July 1730 Proved 17th October 1730

I Robert HALL of Pindall in the parish of Hope in the County of Derby the elder make this my last Will.  I direct that I be buried at the parish church of Hope.  I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas HALL and my son Joseph HALL and my son Robert and Robert HALL of Castleton my grandson every one of them an equal fourth part of my seate in Hope Church my two sons Joseph and Thomas and my Grandson Robert every one of them to pay to my grandson Richard CLARKE 6/8 (six shillings and eight pence).  I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas HALL the House and parlor that was my uncle Michael FURNESS for ever taking 1/6 of the chief rents of my houses.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann HOOLEY living in Ireland one fine linen sheet.  I give until my two grandchildren Francis and John sons of my son Robert HALL All my tenant right of my dwelling house and the new house and all the gardens to be equally divided between them at my decease.  I appoint the said Francis and John HALL my grandsons joint Executors.   In Witness hereof I have set my hand the 3rd day of July 1730.

Robert HALL his marke and seal.

Witnesses Susannah BRAMALL her mark.  Thomas HALL.


Robert HALL, miner & farmer of Bradwell: 1861

Mentions: wife Elizabeth

Daughter: Rachel BARKER

George BARKER of Fulwood Hope p., farmer

Rober HALLAM of Bradwell

Joseph EYRE of Castleton, miner and his dau Elizabeth EYRE and his son Isaac EYRE

Witnesses: George GOODWIN; Zach WILD Clerk to Mr HALL Solr Castleton


Thomas HALL, mineral agent of Castleton: 1866

Will written 1863 Codicil added 1866

Mentions: Son George

Daughter Mary wife of Thomas ASHTON of Castleton

Grandsons Isaac HALL of Castleton, miner; Joseph ASHTON; George HALL of Manchester; coach trimmer; Jeremy Royse HALL of Newport, Monmouth

Granddaughter Elizabeth HOW wife of Robert HOW of Edale, later of Castleton

Robert How ASHTON Castleton lead merchant

Occupier Arnold DANE property at Townhead

Witnesses: Josh HALL of Castleton; Zach WILD, clerk to Mr HALL Solicitor of Castleton; Ann DANE


Joseph HALLAM, miner of Bradwell: 1863

Mentions: Abraham MARSHALL of Bradwell, joiner

Nephews John HALLAM; Samuel HALLAM

Nephew Jabez

Niece Louisa

Late brothers Samuel; James

Hungry Knowl Mine

Occupier Ann BARBER

Zackariah MIDDLETON son of George MIDDLETON, of Hollowgate, Bradwell.

Witness: Philip MIDDLETON, miner of Bradwell.


Francis HARRISON of Tondu, Glamorgan and Tideswell: 1870

Will written 1866; Codicil added 1869

Mentions: Wife Ann Joachim "desires wife to return to his native Tideswell and bring up the children in the area "

Brothers: Edward of Tideswell; Frederick

Nephew James HARRISON of Tondu

Eldest son Edward Arthur (dead according to codicil of 1868)

Son Frank Fernando

Eldest daughter Martha

Daughters Ann & Mary Catherine

Friend Watkin HENRY of Tondu

Thomas STOCKWOOD Solicitor of Bridgend

F DAVIS grocer of Tondu


The illumned Testimonial presented by Messrs BROGDEN and Son.

Witnesses: John TURNER; Joseph DAWSON    


George HAYWARD, farmer of Hazlebadge, Hope p.: 1871

Will written 1869

Mentions: Son William

Daughter: Mary NEEDHAM widow

George FOX of Hazlebadge Hall

Robert HALLAM of Within House, Bradwell

Witnesses: Phillip MIDDLETON; Robert MIDDLETON; Robert HALLAM   


Joseph HIBBERSON, lead ore miner of Bradwell: 1863

Will written 1856

Mentions: Wife Fanny

Brother in law John MIDDLETON

Witnesses: Clement MORTON; Ernest MORTON, lead ore miner


William HOWE, farmer of Edale: 1866

Will written 1860

Mentions: Wife Alice

Sons Robert; William

Daughters: Elizabeth LONGDON wife of Isaac; Mary LOMAS wife of Robert; Kezia BURGESS wife of Joseph; Harriett LONGDON wife of Jonathan; Alice HOWE; Frances HOWE; Lois HOWE

Estate upon Ashen Clough, Chinley

Witnesses: Thomas DRINKWATER of Bugsworth; Peter KIRK of Chapel en le Frith


Robert HOW, cooper of Castleton: 1873

Will written 1865

Mentions: Brothers William Schofield HOW; Samuel HOW

Sister Elizabeth HOW

Witnesses: Joseph HALL of Castleton; Zach WILD, Clerk to Mr HALL Solr Castleton


Samuel HOW of Bradwell, Hope p.: 1870

Will written 1867

Mentions: Son William & his daughter; son Aron George; son Samuel

Dau Hannah wife of Chas MIDDLETON; dau Sarah Ann wife of Saml HALLAM

Witnesses: Samuel DAKIN; Job MIDDLETON          


John JENNINGS, farmer of Hartle Moor, Hazlebadge: 1861

Mentions: Son Thomas 

Wife living

Witnesses: Thomas BROADBENT of Bradwell; John HALL of New Nook


Thomas JENNINGS, farmer of Hazelbadge, Hope p.: 1865

Will written 1864

Mentions: Wife not named

Daughter Rachel

Grandson Thomas JENNINGS

Witnesses: Godfrey CHAPMAN; John HALL; Robert HALLAM 

Duke of Rutland`s Agent         


Mary KERSHAW, widow of Edale: 1866

Will written 1863

Mentions: Farm called Barn Fold situate Edale

House called "Laurel Bank"

Sister in law Mrs SHIRT

Nieces: Mary Ann SHIRT  "gold watch, best tea caddy"; Martha SHIRT "gold broach, rug"; Hannah SHIRT "jet broach"

Nephews: William Gee SHIRT  "easy chair, my good spectacles"; John Fox SHIRT "looking glass"

Brother John SHIRT

Witnesses: Thomas EYRE; Joseph BARNES 


Samuel LINGARD of Only Grange, Castleton: 1876

Mentions: Brother William

Sons: James; Samuel

Daughter Ann wife of Thomas ABBOTT

Late daughter Matilda wife of Thomas DRANFIELD


Brothers in law: Joseph HALL, lead miner of Castleton; James HALL, gent of Castleton Lodge

Peter KIRK Chapel en le Frith; Rachel KIRK Chapel en le Frith

Occupier Mary SIDEBOTHAM


Elias LITTLEWOOD, farmer of Thornhill, Hope p.: 1859

Will written 1856

Mentions: Wife Ruth

Daughters: Elizabeth ROBINSON; Hannah LITTLEWOOD; Sarah FLETCHER

Sons John; Elias; William; Joseph; Benjamin

Executor: William HIBBERSON, farmer of Sickleholme

Witnesses: John Bocking DARWENT; Anthony FARNSWORTH     


John LITTLEWOOD of Hardhurst, Aston, Hope p.: 1868

Will written 1857

Mentions: Wife Harriett

 Daughters: Emma DALTON; Annis JOWLE; Annie LITTLEWOOD

 Sons: John; Robert

 Witnesses: Robert BARDSLEY; Sarah BARDSLEY of Chapel en le Frith   


Benjamin LONGDEN, farmer of Hope: 1865

Mentions: Sons John; Isaac

Witnesses: Jonathan LONGDEN; James WARHURST 


John LONGDEN of Woodland, Hope p.: 1868

Mentions: Son John

Daughters: Hannah wife of David ALLOTT; Mary Dickinson BURDEKIN widow; Eliza wife of Richard BUCKLEY; Catherine BURGON

Grand children John Henry; Hannah Maria & Eliza Ann all children of my late son Benjamin LONGDEN

Witnesses: Jonathan LONGDEN; Isaac LONGDEN


James MARRISON, publican of Castleton: 1875

Will written 1869

Mentions: wife Mary

Daughters: Elizabeth HALL of Castleton, wife of Isaac; Ann Ashton RYDING wife of Benjamin

Son in law: Benjamin RYDING, schoolmaster of Whaley Bridge

Brother in law: James ROBINSON, brickmaker of Sheffield

Witnesses: H O MAXFIELD Solr of Sheffield; Thomas W PARKER Clerk to W B WAKE Solr of Sheffield


Jacob MARSHALL, joiner of Bradwell: 1862

Mentions: Son Absalom

Wife Ann

Daughters: Ann HALLAM, wife of John; Helen HALLAM, wife of Thomas; Elizabeth Blanch MARSHALL; Marina Ann MARSHALL

Occupiers: Thomas TAYLOR and Charles MIDDLETON

Old house bought of Mrs DARNELEY

Witnesses: John BOCKING snr; Abram MORTON 


Grace METTAM wife of George of Bradwell, scale cutter: 1866

Will writtten 1861

Mentions: Indenture of 1842 mentioning Samuel FOX; Joshua JEFFERY & George METTAM

Robert HALLAM, farmer of New Nook, Bradwell

Sister Harriet HILL

Nephew Francis HILL


Witnesses: Benjamin BARBER; Isaac BARBER  


John MIDDLETON, farmer of Bradwell: 1866

Written 1862

Mentions: Robert HALLAM, farmer of Within House, Bradwell

Daughter Alice MIDDLETON


Occupiers: William CHEETHAM, property at Bradwell; Robert MIDDLETON, property at Bradwell; Samuel HAN, property at Bradwell

Witnesses: Robert EVANS; Thomas BROADBENT


James MORTON, farmer & innkeeper of Hathersage: 1866

Will written 1845

Mentions: Wife Harriet

Niece Catherine BEGG of Dundee

Henry WATERFALL Solr Sheffield

Josh TURNER his Clerk


James NALL, miner of Castleton 1866

Mentions: Wife Ann

Son in law Roger WALKER

Daughter Fanny TYM of Newton, Cheshire, wife of Samuel;

Arnold DANE Castleton, blacksmith

Executor: Robert HOW cooper

Witness: Zach. WILD Clerk to Mr HALL Solr Castleton


Ellen NEEDHAM, widow of Castleton: 1866

Will written 1863

Mentions: Nephew James NEEDHAM `who resides with me`

Isaac HALL of Manchester

Josh HALL of Castleton

Zach WILD Clerk to Joseph HALL Solr Castleton     


Robert NEEDHAM, farmer of Small Dale, Hope p.: 1858

Will written 1856

Mentions: Daughter Hannah BRADWELL, wife of George

Son William of Manchester

Grandchildren: Hannah; Sarah; Abram Wilson & John - children of my son John NEEDHAM

Grandchildren: Sarah & Emily children of my son Elias NEEDHAM

Robert HALLAM  of Bradwell

Witnesses: John MIDDLETON; John EVANS    


Richard PERKES, Lic. Vict. of Hathersage: 1871

Will written 1868

Mentions: Wife Lucy Maria

Witnesses: R.P?. WALKER; J ARUNDEL  

Died at Stairfoot nr Barnsley


John RAMSDEN, chandler of Castleton: 1873

Will written 1871

Mentions: Wife Harriet

Sons William and James

Occupier Mr HASLEWOOD, surgeon

Zachariah WILD

Witness: Josh HALL Solr Castleton; Joseph ASHTON joiner         


Elizabeth ROBINSON of Hope: 1863

Will written 1861

Mentions: Miss Ann DAKIN


George Samuel WARD         


George ROSE, farmer of Abney: 1863

Mentions: Son George

Amelia MORTON, wife of Joseph

Grandson: Thomas BAGSHAW

Witnesses: William ROBINSON; Henry EYRE 


Joseph ROYSE, miner of Castleton: 1872

Mentions: Wife Ellen

Son Walter

Daughters: Ellen & Hannah Alice Hide ROYSE

Zach WILD Clerk to Mr HALL Solr Castleton

A.A.HASLEWOOD Surgeon, Castleton


Samuel ROYSE, innkeeper of Castleton: 1871

Mentions: Mary CLAYTON widow who resides with me

Son Joseph & his children: Thomas; Esther BARBER, wife of George; Samuel; Joseph; Elizabeth BEVERLEY, wife of Thomas; Mary PARKER, wife of John; Ellen; Walter & Hannah Alice.

Daughter in law Sarah ROYSE, widow

Children of dau in law Sarah ROYSE namely: Hannah BOOTH, wife of Sidney; Samuel and Albert

Occupier Robert LOWE

Executor Charles HOWE, farmer of  Wormhill

Witness: Zach WILD Clerk to Mr HALL Solicitor of Castleton

Albert HASLEWOOD Surgeon


John SHELDON, farmer of Great Hucklow: 1858

Mentions: James FURNISS, farmer of Great Hucklow

John BRAMWELL of Windmill, Little Hucklow

Daughter in law: Jane Elizabeth SHELDON

Grandchildren: George & Emmet SHELDON

John Montague BROOM, Attorney at Law of Tideswell 

William LOMAS of Tideswell


Matthew SIDDALL, innkeeper of Eyam: 1866

Mentions: Nephew John LITTLEWOOD

Witnesses: Edward BRAMWELL; Isaac UNWIN 


George SIMPSON, builder of Hathersage: 1973

Mentions: Wife Elizabeth

Daughter: Mary Ann EATON, wife of Peter, monumental engraver of Sheffield

Son John  of Leeds; son William farmer

Daughters: Hannah HALLAM, wife of John, shopkeeper; Elizabeth MILLS, wife of George Wainwright Mills, grinder of Sheffield; Georgeana KEY, wife of John

Witnesses: Robert TAYLOR; Robert HILL


William SLACK, farmer of Dunscar, Castleton: 1859

Mentions: Sons: Samuel; Elis or Elias (as in Will); Robert; William

Daughters: Betty GILLATT, wife of George; Ann STANFIELD, wife of Isaac; Sarah ROYSE, widow of William

Witnesses: Peter KIRK of Castleton; Matthew FROSTof Castleton


Ann SLINN, widow of Eyam: 1865

Mentions: Son James SLINN

Witnesses: William WOOD; Martha SLATER; Elizabeth BRAMWELL 


William SMITH, tanner & currier of Goatcliffe Brook, Eyam: 1858

Mentions: Late wife

James GARLICK son of John GARLICK of Stoney Middleton `now in my employment`

Nephews: Thomas BOOTH; Charles BOOTH of Chesterfield MD; Edmund BOOTH of Sheffield

Niece: Matilda BOOTH

Nephew: John SEARLS & Niece Elizabeth SEARLS

Joseph SHELDON brother of my late wife

Hannah CUNDEY late wife`s sister

Fanny SHELDON late wifes niece & dau of the late Samuel SHELDON

Ann SLINN; Daniel ANDREW of Goatcliffe currier; Charlotte SCHOFIELD of Hathersage Booths?; Edward BARBER of Stoney Middleton; Mary CARSON of Stoney Middleton; Isaac HEATSON ? of Stoney Middleton; Samuel MARSDEN of Stoney Middleton letter carrier; John PLATTS of Brosterfield

Samuel LANCASTER of Dronfield "my musical box"

"Work boots for workmen from John TINKER of High St Sheffield "

William SEARLS son of William SEARLS of Harvest Lane Sheffield & his sisters Jane, Ellen & Emma SEARLS

Servant William FLINT

Witness: Samuel TURNER Clerk to Mr GREGORY Solr of Eyam View

William SEARLS of Daisy Bank Sheffield


George TAYLOR, farmer of Ollerbrook, Edale: 1861

Mentions: Brother Joseph, farmer

Late father

Witnesses: Sarah? TAYLOR; Thomas BENNET, labourer of Edale

C J DANIEL Surrogate

 Robert TAYLOR of Hathersage: 1858

Mentions: Wife Ann E.

Henry TAYLOR; Joseph TAYLOR; Robert TAYLOR

James TAYLOR under 21; John TAYLOR under 21

William CRESSWELL Schoolmaster




William THORP, farmer of Little Ashop, Woodland, Hope p.: 1860

Mentions: Sons William and John

Ann BRADBURY wife of John

Mary RIDING wife of William 

Daughters of Mary RIDING - Ann &  Fanny Maria

Witnesses: Benjamin ASHTON farmer; John THORP  labourer 


Micah TYM, miner of Castleton: 1864

Will written 1862

Mentions: Wife Martha

Son John

Daughters: Mary EYRE wife of John; Ann EYRE wife of Thomas; Hannah CLAYTON wife of George

House at Townhead

House near the Cavern in Castleton occupied by Robert HADFIELD

Witnesses: Jacob DAKIN; Benjamin DAKIN    


Richard WALKER, blacksmith of Bradwell, Hope p.: 1860

Mentions: Daughter Hannah HALLAM, wife of Joab, miner of Bradwell

John HALLAM of Bradwell, farmer

Witnesses: Anthony GILBERT, shopkeeper of Bradwell; Robert SOMERSET

C.S. DANIEL Surrogate


Benjamin WATERHOUSE, farmer of Hope: 1860

Mentions: Wife and Child

George Samuel WARD of Hope

Cousin George WATERHOUSE of Stalybridge

Witnesses: Jonathan LONGDEN of Hope, farmer; Walker HARDY 

C S DANIEL Surrogate


Richard WHITE, grocer of Calver Bridge: 1859

Mentions: Wife Mary

Daughter Millicent

Son William 

Brother Samuel WHITE `owns shop I occupy near Calver Bridge`

Nephew William BURGOINE, grocer of Calver

Cottages in Stoney Middleton occupied by John MOSLEY; Nathan ELLIS & Thomas GREGORY

Thomas BROOMHEAD, grocer of Hathersage,

John KITCHEN, grocer of Sheffield

Witness: Francis ROE, Gent.

Thomas MANDER Commissioner to Administer Oaths.


Thomas WHITE, farmer of Tageneys, Nether Padley, Hope: 1860

Mentions: Wife Barbary

Son Charles "two horses, two milk cows"; Sons Joseph; Robert; Richard; Thomas; George & Henry

Daughters Dorothy BARNSLEY; Sarah HANCOCK; Barbery BEELLEY; Elizabeth OUTRAM

Landlord E.G.MAYNARD Esq.

Executors: Thomas BROOMHEAD, grocer & miller of Hathersage; Samuel WHITE, farmer & grocer of Calver

Witnesses: John CROSSLAND of Nether Padley; Matthew CROSSLAND of Nether Padley


Benjamin WILSON, farmer of Thornhill Moor, Hope: 1863

Mentions: sons Abraham; John

Daughter Elizabeth MARRISON, wife of Samuel

Hannah wife of my son John

Witnesses: Peter KIRK of Chapel en le Frith; John MARSDEN of Thornhill Lane End


Christiana WRAGG, spinster of Quarters, parish of Hope: 1861

Will written 1857

Mentions: "close in Bradwell called Balguys croft in occupation of Margaret KAYE

Brother Durham WRAGG

Benjamin & Durham sons of Durham WRAGG above

Nephew John WRAGG

Christiana WHITEHEAD wife of Jonathan

Witnesses: Thomas WALKER; Durham WRAGG Snr               


Durham WRAGG, farmer of Quarters, near Bradwell: 1864

Will written 1859

Mentions: Sons: Durham; John; Benjamin

Daughters: Mary STONE wife of James; Christiana WHITEHEAD wife of Jonathan

Thomas WALKER of Tideswell

Witness: Maria MILLWARD of Tideswell   


John WRAGG, miner of Bradwell: 1864

Mentions: Wife Hannah

Executor: Joseph Henry TAYLOR of Bradwell

Witnesses: Hannah BENNETT; Absalom MARSHALL