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Series of Folders containing items relating to Wills


This is the Parent Collection for Wills
See Child Collection for items of the Wills Folder




Cabinet 6 :  3 A4 folders too large for general index:
CAB/06/01 : Mellor & Ludworth Transcription of wills & inventories : 16 -18th Century
CAB/06/02 : Marple Wills & Inventories 1581 - 1822
CAB/06/03 : Wills in the Parish of Glossop 1621 - 1827



Collection Items

Legal Documents relating to Ridge End Farm : From 1919
Numerous photocopied legal documents relating to Ridge End Farm :
1. 1919 : The Abstract of the Title of Mrs Margaret Ann Young to the farm known as Ridge End Farm in the County of Chester.
Marriott & Company, Manchester
2. 1921 : Requisitions and…

Will & Inventory of Ralph Fearn of Mellor : 1707
Photocopies of original Will and Inventory of Ralph Fearns of Mellor dated 1707.
Originals held at Lichfield Joint Record Office

Will & Inventory of George Shuttleworth of Mellor : 1721
Photocopies of original Will and Inventory of George Shuttleworth of Mellor dated 1721.
Originals held at Lichfield Joint Records Office.

Will & Inventory of Sarah Shuttleworth of Mellor : 1717
Photocopies of orginal will and inventory of Sarah Shuttleworth of Mellor dated 1717.
Originals held at Lichfield Joint Records Office.

Extract from Will of James Beard : 1844 : Minutes of Moor End Sunday School
Ring bound photocopied pages including :
Extract from Will of James Beard 1844 bequeathing £10 to set up the Mellor Church Sunday School.
Mellor Church Sunday School Minutes 1871 - 1862

Will of Fanny Hudson, Brabyns Hall : 1939
Photocopy of original typed 9 page last Will of Fanny Marion Hudson of Brabyns Hall, dated 1939 also Probate documents dated from her death in 1941.

Will & Inventory of William Sydbotham of Marple : 1609
Photocopies of original will and inventory of William Sydbotham of Marple dated 1609 with transcript.
Email correspondence from an ancestor of the Sydbotham family requesting records available : 2017.
Photocopy of grave details of the Sydebotham (…

Will & Inventory of Robert Stafford of Mellor : 1572/3
Photocopies of original will and inventory of Robert Stafford 1572-3 of Mellor with transcript.

Will & Inventory of Robert Ridgway : 1557
Photocopies of original will and inventory for Robert Ridgway dated 1557 with transcript.

Wills Held at Cheshire Records Office & Glossop : Research Material
Typed index of wills held at Cheshire Records Office 1492 - 1857 with typed schedule of wills relating to Marple and Glossop area with pencil research information material.
Photocopy of extract from Brief Summary of Tudor and Stewart Coinage : Ian…

Miscellaneous Marple & Mellor Wills 1549 - 1864
Several photocopied wills and indentures relating to Marple & Mellor dating 1549 - 1864 : awaiting transcription.

Wills Held at Lichfield and Lower Hall Mellor
Typed pages with information and details of legal documents wills held at Lichfield Records Office and extracts from old deeds of Lower Hall Mellor relating to wills, indentures in the Marple and Mellor area

Research Material ; Records held at Mellor Church
Typed and handwritten research material relating to wills and inventories from Mellor Church.
19 typed draft pages titled "Mellor Wills and Inventories" from 1549, author unknown.
Typed records of wills at Mellor Church and miscellaneous …

Indenture John & Elizabeth Stafford & S Edgerton : 1747
Typed 2 page transcript of the indenture between J & E Stafford and Samuel Egerton for parcels of land call the Birchinhough & Cobshurst dated 1747.
Single page with notes made in the margins, memo on the back

Ann Hudson's Will : 1880
Photocopy of original handwritten last will of Ann Hudson of Brabyns Hall dated 7th November 1880 appointing her daughter Maria Ann Hudson as her executrix.
Probate documents dated 13th December 1884 stating value of Personal Estate £29,746.10.7.

Indenture : Richard Arkwright & Abigail Yeats : Lane Head Farmhouse : 1924
Photocopy of Indenture between Richard Alleyne Arkwright and Mrs Abigail Yeates for dwelling house known as Lane Head Farmhouse with the plot of land in Mellor dated 3rd July 1924

Three Deeds : 1771, 1782 & 1790 : Bradshaw Isherwood, Ralph Bridge, Samuel Taylor & John Downes & Penny
Photocopies of three deeds donated to MLHS 2019 with typed document giving details with typed description :

a. Deed dated 30.3.1771 : Bradshaw Isherwood Estate Papers

b. Deed dated 2.12.1782 between Ralph Bridge, Yeoman, Samuel Taylor of…

Conveyance of Land, Mills : Will of P Arkwright to J Clayton & Co : 1876
Copy Conveyance of lands and mills situated at Marple dated 2nd September 1876 between the Trustees under the will of Perter Arkwright Esq deceased to John Clayton & Company Limited.
Two photocopies on A3 paper showing map of land mentioned in the…

Transcriptions of 5 Indentures from The Arundel Papers re: Township of Mellor 1680-1764
Typed transcriptions of five indentures from The Arundel Papers relating to the King's Part of the Common Land of the Township of Mellor from Ann Hearle's papers 2019 :
a. 23rd February 1680
b. 17th May 1682
c. 18th May 1683 :
d. 9th June 1764…

Will & Testament of Ralph Waller : 1838
Photocopies of Probate papers relating to Ralph Waller's will and testament dated 1828.
Thomas Brindley and Mary Ann Waller executors signed The Oath

Court of Common Pleas re. Manor of Mellor 1760
Two typed pages of a transcription from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas, held in the National Archives (Ref: CP 43/711) relating to the Manor of Mellor 1760.
The extract appears to uphold the claim to various rights of the Manor of…
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