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Web 3 Jan2016

 

1 Robart Nydam: of Stony Middleton, date 15th ? 1569
buried in Middleton, 20 Sept 1570
wife Ellen
son: John
Source 6
2 Christopher Neddam: of Bonsall, dated Dec 1568, proven 23 April 1569
Need to be translated
3 Ottiwell NEDHAM (NEEDEHAM), - of Colley in co Derby, gent., 21 Dec 1570.
Probate granted 6 Jul 1571.
Executors: Richard NEDHAM,   Henry NEDHAM,   John DAYKIN,   cousin Ottywell ALLYN, gent.,   cousin Robert FITZHERBERT of Tissington in co. Derby. 
Beneficiaries and others: brother George NEDHAM;   Richard WENSLIE;   Richard NEDHAM;   Henry NEDHAM;   John CLOWES;   father William NEDHAM;   grandmother Elizabeth NEDHAM;   father-in-law Anthony MOYNNE;   mother Margaret NEDHAM;   uncle Richard NEDHAM;   uncle John DAKYN of Snitterton;   Sir Ingram CLIFFORDE Kt and dame Anne his wife;   sister Frances and Thurston PLATT her husband;   sister Dorothy;   sister Elizabeth SWIFT;   Clement DEVICK;   cousins Clemence DAYKIN, Clare DAYKIN, Katherine DAYKIN and Jane DAYKIN;   godson and cousin Robert DAYKIN;   aunt Dorothy wife of John DAYKIN;   cousin William NEDHAM;   Robert WILSON "once my servant";   Ottywell WILMOTE and Katherine his wife;   John ALLEN my tenant and Ottywell his son. 
Supervisors: Right Honorable the Earl of Shrewsbury, cousin Thomas SUTTON of Overhaddon, uncle Richard NEDHAM, Esq. 
Witnesses: John NEDHAM,   Richard DALBE,   Thomas LAWE,   George STUBBING (x) and Isabell his wife,   John ETTER,   and Roger WILSONN. 
Source 3
4 Johanne Nedham: 1591
Wife; Jane?
Sons: George Nedham
John Nedham
James Nedham
Daughters: Margaret Nedham
Daughter 2
Daughter 3
Daughter 4
Source 1
5 Joan Nedham: widow, Castleton, date 12 July 1610
buried in Castleton; 7 Jan 1611
Executor: John Nedham
son; John Nedham
grandson: Tthomas Brow
Source 6
6 Hugh Needam: of Castleton, date 14 dec 1610
buried in Castleton
Inventory 2 Jan 1611
brothers; Thomas Needam
James Needam
Ellis Needam
Richard Needam
sister: Agnes
daughters of Thomas; Barbara Needam
Elizabeth Needam
Margaret Needam
wife of Ellis: Joan Needam
Executors; Thomas Needam & Richard Needam
Source 6
7 John Needam; of Castleton, date 8 April 161 6
inventory 23 Feb 1615
Proved: 8 April 1616
wife: Ellen Needham
source 6
8 Thomas Nedham: of Greenfield, husbandman, 1626
Hannah Needham
George Needham
Source 1
9 Richard Needam: Loosehill Castleton, date 1630
inventory: 23 March 1630
proved: 12 March 1630
wife; Margaret of Looshill, Castleton
son: John of Loosehill, Castleton
appraiser: Nicholas Nedam
source 6
10 Thomas Needham: of Raikes Bank Bonsall, 8 Jan 1631
sonThomas
William
Robert
Edwardo?; believe it reads Edwardo and believe he is a son; need too see origina;
wife Agneta ? Needham
mention Mary daughter of Robert Needham
Agneta? Needham who I believe could be his wife; need to see original
Source 1
11 George NEEDHAM, - of Moniash, husbandman, about 6 Oct 1636. (N) 
He names his brother Arthur MOULD or HEALD eaine?, his sister Jane, his sister Ellen, Thomas NEEDHAM's children & John NEEEDHAM's children;   Alice GILMAN to have 2/-, Elizabeth GILMAN to have 12d;   the rest of his goods moveable & unmoveable are to go to his brother Robert who is to be his sole executor. 
Witnesses: James GILMAN, --- GILMAN. 
Inventory made by: Thomas MORTEN, John MORTEN & Arthur HEALES?, in total £47-12-6d of which purse & apparel (£4-0-0d);   money (£40-0-0d);   sheep (£3-10-0d);   ---- (2-6d)
Source 3
12 William Needham: of Nether Bonsall, yeoman, dated 3 Dec 1645
Inventory by Jno Needham inv 15 Sept 1659
proved 16 Aug 1661
dau Ann Shaw wife of William Shaw
dau Alice Needham
wife Elizabeth Needham
Source 1
12 Othowill/Otwell Needham: 1647
Brother : Thomas Needham
Source 1
13 Anthony Needham: of Youlgreave late of Winster, yeoman, 31 Dec 1647
Probate: 22 Mar 1647/8 .
Wife Jane of Winster,
Source 5
14 Robert Needham: of Peak Forest, husbandman , date 27 Nov 1647
buried Chappel en le Frith
executor: Mary Needham
inventory 13 Oct 1649
proven 26 Oct 1649
son: Robert
wife: Mary
Source 6
15 George Needham: of Youlgreave, 17 Apr 1648
Probate: 22 Nov 1648
Wife Mary
Brother John Needham of Youlgreave
Sister in Law Anne Mos...?
Nephew George Roberts?
Servant Anne ..thro...?
mentions: George Woodroose?
George .....?, godson
Francis Harrison?
Source 5
16 Thoms Needum(Needam): of Castleton Derbyshire, yeoman, 1658
Will of 1866 Ellen NEEDHAM of Castleton, widow mentions:
Nephew James NEEDHAM `who resides with me`
Isaac HALL of Manchester
Josh HALL of Castleton
Zach WILD Clerk to Joseph HALL Solr Castleton      Will Made 1863
Source 1
17 Edward Needham: of Bonsall, yeoman, made 22 Aug 1675;
Executor George Needham
son Adam Needham;
George Needham
dau Mary Holehouse w James Holehouse
Mentions John Holehouse son of James
Mary Holehouse
Sarah Holehouse
Witnesses: Margaret Bestall, James Woodiwis.
Source 1
18 William Needham; of Counters Cliff, Hartington,
admin 2 May 1680
inventory 07/02/1687
owes Robert Needham
Inventory: Edward Needham
Mentions: Dorothy Needham
Goldfrey Needham
Ralphe Needham
Robert Needham, owed
Source 4
19 Rowland Needham: of Castletton, husbandman, date 17 Feb 1681
inventory 3 March 1682
proven 6 June 1682
wife: Mary Needham
son: Richard Needham
grandchild: Anne Needham
son: Robert Needham
Edward Needham
dau: Dorothy Needham
Ellen Needham
son in law; John Green
Anthony Hill
Executor: Maary Needham
Source 6
20 Robert Needham: Perry, Peak Forest, yeoman, date 24 Feb 1683
wife: Joan Needham
eldest son: Ellis Needham
son: Robert Needham, lands near Wormhull/Tideswell
sister: Mary
Margaret
youngest son: Thomas Needham
executors: George Greensmith, Ellis Needham
Source 1
21 Robert Needham: of Great Longston date 23 March 1677
inventory: 18 May 1665
proven: 18 May 1665
buried Great Longston
dau in law: Mary Dale, Ashford
Jane Jole Castleton
brother; Arthur Needham ;Shelon, Miner
niece: Mary Needham dau Arthur
Nephew: Daniel Needham, Great Longston
Source 6
22 John Needham: of Youlgreave admin 5 May 1680
inventory: 22 Jan 1679
buried 17 Jan 1679
wife?: Ellen Needham
Source 6
23 John Needham: of Perry Forest, dated 24 Feb 1682
proven: 1682
mother: alive
step father; George Greensmith
eldest son: Ellis
wife: Joane
second son: Robert
dau: Mary
dau: Margaret
youngest son Thomas Needum
Source 6
24 Edward Needham: of Chesterfield, 1683
Executor; Alice Needham, wife
Inventory: Edrus ? Needham
Wife; Alice Needham
mentions: Edrus? Needham
Source 1
25 George NEEDHAM, of Moniash, 1685. (Ad) 
the Admin for the estate of George NEEDHAM of Moniash was granted to Mary(X) NEEDHAM, his widow & Richard NAYLOR at Bakewell on 29 Oct 1685. 
Inventory: to the value of £13-10-02d was made by Thomas NEWTON, James NAILOR & Edward NEEDHAM, on 25 Sep 1686
Source 3
26 Thomas Needham: of Chesterfield, 1685
Inventory only. No relatives can be identified
Source 1
27 Jane Needham : spinster, of Chesterfield, 1682
Executor; Alice Ward, sister
Sisters in Law; Rebecca Needham, widow, wife of brother Henry Needham, shearman
Mary Needham, widow, wife of brother Thomas Needham of Derby, shearman
Sisters: Mary Jackson, wife of Isaac Jackson, Derby, Webster
Alice Ward, wife of Henry Ward, Chesterfield
Children of Mary Jackson: Henry, Samuel & William
Children of Alice Ward; Mary & William
Source 1
28 Ellen Needham: widow, Castleton, date 22 March 1687; foundburial 3 Apr 1687 w of Thomas, Castleton
inventory: 11 April1687
proven: 13 April 1687
mentions: Elizabeth Needham
s Edmund Robert Needham
Edmund Needham
Executor: Thomas Bennett the elder
Source 6
29 Alice Needham: widow, of Chesterfield, 1689
Executor: Thomas Needham, son
Sons; Thomas Needham
Job Needham
Daniel Needham
daughters; Alice
Katherine
Elizabeth
source 1
30 William Needham of Counterscliff 1689
Inventory only
Mentions debt owed by Robert Needham
Inventory taken by Edward Needham & William Lomas
Source 4
31 William Needham: of Derby, Cordwainer, dated 1 march 1700
inventory: 10 May 1707
proved: 24 May 1701
son William Needham
wife: anne Needham
2 dau: not mentioned
witness: Peter Needham
mentioned: Edward Needham
Source 6
32 Joseph Needham of Counterscliffe 1702
Executers: Dorothy Needham William Needham
Mentions:
Wife Dorothy
Sons: William George Joseph Robert Thomas
Witnesses: Humfrey Needham William Lomas
Inventory taken by Humfrey Needham & William Lomas
Source 4
33 Humphrey Needham of Ffoxlow 1704
Will, Inventory, Probate
Mentions:
Mother Alles Needham
Wife (un-namd)
Sister Alles Morewood of Ffairfield & her son Thomas Morewood
Brother Ralph Needham of Ffoxlow
Executor Ralph Needham
Witnesses William Needham Lidia Brocklehurst John Buxton
Inventory taken by William Needham William Lomas
Source 4
34 Richard NEEDHAM , - of "fflag" [Flagg], Jul 1711. (Ad) 
Admin. for the "estate of Richard Needham of fflag granted to Joanne NEEDHAM "widdow" & Robt MYCOCK, miner at Bakewell July 1711. 
Inventory: made 17 Apr 1711 by Tho (T) ALLSOP,   Robt HEATHCOTT,   & Jno SHALLCROSS to the value of £37-4-4d includes 3 cows & calves £9, a heifer & a stirk £3, a mare £4, 63 sheep £14, a little hay 5/- husbandry tools & implements 13/4d;   furniture - a wooden chest £1, 1 cupboard, a dishboard, 2 chairs, 2 tables, a wooden pail, a churn & other small wooden things 15/-, an iron pot & an iron bakestone 10/-.
Source 3
35 Dorothy Needham 1712
Admin to Ralph Needham
Source 1
36 William Needham 1714
Will
Mentions:
Brother Thomas (already buried at Fairfield
Brother Joseph
Witnesses: Robert Janior Thomas Gardner
Source 1
37 William Needham: Derby, dated 18 Oct1722
wife: Anne Needham
inventory: Peter Needham
Source 6
38 William Needam: of Great Hucklow, miner, dated 28 Dec 1725
inventory: 31 Jan 1725/6
proven: 28 April 1726
son: Samuel
son: John
dau: Mary Burrow, wife of Joseph Burrows
son; joseph Nedham
Source 6
39 Edmund Needham: of Castleton, yeoman, date 3 feb 1716
Buried: Castleton
inventory: 22 Dec 1716
proven: 24 April 1717
wife: Margaret
dau: Elizabeth wife of Thomas Bradcocks
Robert
Executors: Margaret Needham, Robert Needham
Source 6
40 William Needham: great Hucklow, miner, date 28 Dec 1725
inventory: 31 Jan 1726
proved: 28 April 1726
son: Samuel
John
Joseph
dau : Mary Burro, wife of Joseph Burrow
grandson: William Barker
John Barker
Executors: 4 children
Source 6
41 John Needham: of Coal Aaston, Dronfield, husbandman, date 7 Aug 1732
inventory: 15 Dec 1732
proven: 16 May 1733
wife: no name
brother: Nathanial bacon
Executor: wife
Source 6
42 Richard Needham: of Castleton
Inventory: 7 March 1733
proven; 16 May 1733
wife: Ellen widow of deceased
Source 6
43 Samuel Needham: of Great Hucklow,yeoman, date 29May 1738
inventory: 5 July 1738
proven: 28 June 1738
nephew; Joshua Needham
brothers: John
Joseph
kinsman/apprentice: thos. Needham
William Barker
niece: Ann Needham
brother in law: Joshua Marshall
sister: Mary Bagshaw
Executors: Joseph Needhm
Ellia Beech
Source 6
44 Samuel Needham: of Castleton, miner, date 4 March 1741
inventory: 21 April 1741
15 Oct 1741
nephew: George Needham
Thomas Needham
John Needham
daughter: Mary Needham
Executors: Abraham Hold
George Needham
Source 6
45 Ellis Needham: of Castleton, yeoman, date 4 Jun 1748
proven: 2 Oct 1748
probate: 5 Aug 1751
Brother; James Needham
mentions: Ellis Needham of Perryfoot; yeoman
wife; no name
nephew: Ellis Needham, son of brother James Needham
nephew: Peter Nneedham, son of brother James Needham
Executors: Jas Needham
Fras. Wilson
John Stors
Source 6
46 Ellen Needham: widow, of Castleton
proved 13 April 1749
son in Law: John Needha,
Source 6
47 Robert Needham: of Perryfoot, yeoman, date 24 Jan 1770
proven: 8 June 1772
sons: john Needham
Robert Needham
Ellis Needham
Samuel Needham
dau. Hannah Champion wife of John Champion
mary Bower
Executors: Samuel Needham
John Needham
source 6
48 William Needham: of Perryfoot, Gent, date 26 Sept 1774
proved 1774
wife: Sarah Needham
son; Robert Needham
Elias Needham
Jasper Needham
William Needham
brother: Robert Needham
Samuel Needham
executors: Sarah Needham
Robert Needham
Samuel Needham
Source 6
49 Mary Webster: of Chamber, Peak Forest, date 29 jan 1756
proven 1756
sister: Hannah Needham, wife of Robert needham of Perryfoot
Ellis Needham
Mary Bower of Shatton
Widow Robert Needhamf Robert Needham of perryfoot
Samuel Needham: f Robert Needham of Perryfoot
Hannah Needham f Robert Needham of Perryfoot
John Needham:f Robert Needham of Perryfoot
Grace Needham: f robert Needham of Shatton
Martha Needham: f Robert Needham of Shaatton
Source 6
50 Mary Needham: of The Hague, Stavely, date 23 may 1752
proven: 15 Oct 1761
dau: Ann Searsay wife oof Robert Searsay of Ecckington
Executor; Ann Searsay
Source 6
51 George Needham 1730/31
Admin, Inventory
Admin to Hannah Needham Joseph Needham
Source 1
52 George NEEDHAM, of fflag [Flagg], husbandman, 31 Dec 1753.
Executor: his wife Anne.[1] Anne to inherit everything but is to pay to his relations William NEEDHAM snr. & William NEEDHAM jnr. both of Chelmorton 1/- apiece. 
Witnesses: Ruth COATES,   Thos. FROGGATT,   Rich. WEBSTER. 
Inventory: to the value of £16/12/0d made on 11 Nov 1758 by William GOODWIN,   Thomas BURDIKIN,   & Ephraim BLACKDEN.
He was buried at Chelmorton 7 Nov 1758. 
Probate granted at Bakewell 18 May 1759. 
Note: [1] Anne was née DICKEN married at Chelmorton 1 Jan 1724
Source 3
53 Thomas Needham of Fern House 1755
Will Inventory
Mentions
Nephews Joseph Robert Thomas John Francis –sons of brother William Needham
Nephew William Needham
Neices Sarah Goodwin Alice Needham Hannah Needham
Executors ?? Lomas of Hazlinghouses William Needham
Witnesses Francis Needham Ales Needham George Lomas
Inventory taken be Henry Lomas George Lomas
Source 4
54 William Needham of Fern House 1756
Will Probate
Mentions brothers & sisters: Joseph Thomas John Ffrancis Robert Alice Hannah Sarah Goodwin
Debt owed by Dorothy Needham of Turncliff
Executors Ffrancis Needham Edward Needham
Witnesses Ralph Needham Samuel Wright
Probate to Ffrancis Needham Edward Needham
(note: this must be a different Edward to the Edward of Turncliffe as he had died the previous year)
Source 4
55 Dorothy Needham of Turncliffe 1766
Admin to Ralph Needham Joseph Needham
Source 1
56 Alice Needham of Fern House 1768
Will Probate
Mentions:
Brothers Francis Robert Thomas John
Sister Sarah Goodwin
Niece Sarah Longden
Executor Francis Needham
Witnesses William Bennett Robert Longden
Probate to Francis Needham. (note: two of Alice's brothers had a daughter Sarah so not sure which one married Robert Longden. This will be the same Sarah Longden who was main beneficiary in will of Josph N of Turncliffe in 1777)
Source 4
57 Samuel Needham of Calver buried Baslow, 27 Aug 1770
Probate 1774
Samuel b 1700 f Abraham bap Baslow
Sons: William Needham of London
Samuel Needham of Leeds
Sister; Elizabeth Law ne Needham of Chesterfield
Wife: Ester? (Easter)
Source 1
58 Joseph Needham: of Turncliffe, husbandman, 1776/77
Will dated 10/1/1776 mentions:
"unto Sarah Longden the wife of Rob Longden all that Cottage situate at Dog hole in the Parish of Hartington upper Quarter ... now in the Occupation of John Brown"
"also do give the said Sarah Longen One Hundred Pounds ... she paying to my Brother Cornelius Needham of Hartington the Interest"
"to Joseph Needham the son of Ralph and Sarah Needham the sum of Ten Pounds to put him to a Trade"
"to Robert Needham [Destibles] Liverpool the sum of Forty Pounds"
"to John Naden of Brand End One Guinea"
"Robert Longden of Countesscliffe and Robert Needham of Liverpool Executors"
Witnesses: Ralph Needham, Henery [Coats]
Probate granted 14/8/1777 to Robert Longden, reserving a power for Robert Needham
Source: 2
59 Richard NEEDHAM of Flagg, in the parish of Bakewell, innholder, 11 Apr 1786.
his wife[1] is to have the use of his "estate" for the rest of her natural life & then it is to go to his son Joseph;   his son Richard is to have £10, his daughter Mary 50/- & his daughter Elizabeth 50/- 12mths after his death. 
Witnesses: Joseph HOLMES,   Thomas CRITCHLOW,   & Thomas HOULMES.
He was buried at Chelmorton 14 Apr 1786. 
Probate granted at Bakewell to his wife Mary the sole exec. 
Note: [1] Mary was née SWANN of Priestcliffe, married 7 May 1746.
Source 3
60 Benjamin Needham: Latee of Chadesden Derbyshire, under £100
Executor/Administrator: Luke Needham
Leaves all personal estate to Luke Needham Nixon - nephew. In trust to pay annuity to 3 nieces Ann, Elizabeth & Mary Nixon
Source 1
61 Samuel Needham dated 1 May 1797; Under £600
Late of Hackley Lane Derbyshire
BELIEVE It is Hackney Lane - near Darley Dale
Excecutor/Administrator: Joshua Lingard of Blackwell Derbyshire
Leaves all his real eestate situated on Hackley Lane to Joshua Lingard & all his personal estate to be sold and with moneies purchase an annuity of £10 pa for Ann Bainbridge for her life
Also £600 to Hannah Brown Tideswell, Derbyshire
Source 1
62 Francis Needham , of the Fearn House in Hartington Upper Quarter, husbandman, 1784/1803; Will dated 21/2/1784
Mentions:
"my nephew Joseph Needham my brother's son"
"my nephew William Needham"
"Sarah Needham"
"my brother Thomas's daughter namely Susannah Foxlow"
"my other niece Nancy Woodd her sister"
"my eldest sister's son, namely William Goodwin of ... Taxall in Cheshire"
Executors: "my nephew William Goodwin ... my other nephew William Needham"
Witnesses: William Sleigh, Elizabeth Sleigh & Elijah Sleigh
Probate granted 3/12/1803 to "William Goodwin the surviving executor
Source 2
63 George NEEDHAM, of Ridgend, Staffordshire, husbandman, 16 Apr 1797.
brother Joseph £100 & wearing apparel;   Ellin BOUMFORD (wife of Joseph BOUMFORD), £1-1-0d & the residue of his effects;   his brothers, sisters & brother-in-law Richard CHARLESWORTH are to share & share alike the remainder;   on another sheet of paper, not numbered or witnessed but possibly in the same handwriting someone is making provision for their sister Elizabeth GODINS. 
Executor: Joseph NEEDHAM of Sprink & William HORROBIN of Crowdicote. 
Witnesses: Henry F(R?)OGG  [Ed: probably FOGG]  & Benjamin HORROBIN. 
Probate Cheadle 2 May 1805.
Source: 2
64 Samuel Needham : of Chapel en le Frith, £10,000
Perogative Court of Canterbury, National Archives
Executors; Robert Needham of Bowdale, nephew
John Champion of Edale, nephew
Legatees: Robert Needham
John Champion
Jasper Needham, nephew
Bequests to: Robert Needham, nephew, son of brother Elias
Elias Needham, Nephew, son of brother Elias
Grace Needham, niece
Martha Creswell, niece
Mary Needham, niece
Hannah Needham, niece
Margaret Needham, niece
Robert Needham, Ashford, nephew
Elizabeth Norewood, niece
Hannah, niece, dau of sister Hannaah Champion
Mary, niece, dau of sister Hannah Champion
Sarah, niece, dau of sister Hannah Champion
Martha, niece, dau of sister Hannah Champion
Elias Needham, of Hargate Well, nephew
Hannah Haywood, niece
John Needham, nephew
Source 1
65 Sarah Needham, singlewoman of High Needham in the parish of Hartington, 1801/02/21
Will dated 21/4/1801 mentions:
Probate granted 18/9/1802 to John Needham, reserving a power for Joseph Needham
Examined 23/6/1821, probate granted to Joseph Needham, farmer of High Needham, the surviving executor
Everything to brothers John Needham & Joseph Needham, on condition they invest her entire estate, and pay the interest twice yearly to Alice Edge Needham of High Needham, singlewoman
After Alice Edge Needham's death, everything to her children, but if she has none then everything to the children of Joseph Needham.
John and Joseph executors
Witnesses: Wm Brittlebank, [Sam] Wheeldon & James Plant
Source:2
66 Francis Needham of Fern House 1803
Will Probate
Mentions
Nephews & nieces Joseph Needham William Needham Sarah Needham
Nieces Susannah Foxlow & Nancy Wood, daughters of brother Thomas
Nephew William Goodwin of Taxall
Executors William Goodwin William Needham
Witnesses William Sleigh Elizabeth Sleigh Elizah Sleigh
Probate to William Goodwin surviving executor
(note: will drawn up in 1784 nearly 20 years before Francis' death in 1803)
Source 4
67 Mary Needham: of Buxton Green d 1839
Cousin Michael ?thrott
Cousin: Elizabeth Samel?
Ann Ward
Cousin, Mary Somas
Mary Hrost
Niece?, Mary Needham of Buxton Green
Cousin, William Cowley of Endsor
John Webster, of Buxton
Source 1
68 Thomas Needham: of Hartington, farmer, 8 Aug1807
Executors; Joseph Needham, son
John Needham, son
sons: John Needham
Joseph Needham, 9 childrren
Niece, Esther Broadhurst
Esther Lomas
Source1
69 Joseph NEEDHAM of Sprink, Sheen, farmer, 14 May 1819. Died 12 May 1819.
son Job, £100 when 21;   son John, £100 when 21;   son George, £5;   daughter Martha, £10;   his five daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah, Thomasin, & Mary. 
Executrix: wife Elizabeth. 
Witnesses: John BRASSINGTON & Mathew BOOTHAM. 
Probate Lichfield 26 Jan 1820. 
Note: This will is hard to read. The writing is spindley & the ink very weak. The date of death is apparently before the will was written, but that is what it says on the probate papers.
Source 3
70 William Needham : of Great Hucklow, 13 Oct 1821
Wife : Ellen
Sister :sarah Bafordes wife of John Baford
Martha, wife of John S Medley
Ann, wife of John Webster
Nephew: Henry
Source1
71 Jane Needham : of Long Eaton, 18 Feb 1822
Sister: Mary Crow of Barking Middlesex
Nephew: Thomas garlick
John Ball
Sister:Sarah Needham of Long Eatonn
Niece: Martha Ann Needham
Source 1
72 George NEEDHAM of Chelmorton, licensed victualler, 3 Mar 1825. (Ad) 
Admin for the "estate" of George Needham Lic Vic of "The Duke of York" i/t/p of Chelmorton granted to his widow, Ann, John BLORE of Collins Low, Youlgreave, farmer & John TYSON of Buxton, stonemason at Fairfield on 3 Mar 1825, at Fairfield. He died 31 Jul 1824.
Source 3
73 Olive Needham; widow, of Hargate Wall, 1826
15 Dec 1827
Daugthers: Hannah Needham
Martha Needham
Source 1
74 William NEEDHAM of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, Yeoman, 7 Jul 1828. Died 23 Jul 1829.
Probate 27 Jan 1829. 
The document starts by referring to an indenture of Lease & Release dated 15 & 16 Dec 1817 made between himself in the first part, his wife Elizabeth in the second part & John WARDLE late of Sheen, deceased in the third part of his freehold estate called  Pool  & other messuages of which William & Elizabeth are to have the use until their decease & that this must be written into his will & witnessed by 3 witnesses. I (Val) have not found any other information that helps me understand why, when or how much was the value of the estate but fairly large sums seem to have been involved. There is a mortuage of £280 to be paid, he leaves legacies as follows:- to William GOULD the son of Josiah GOULD of Oaken Clough who was a faithful servant during William's illness, his servant Samuel JOHNSON £120, Samuels wife Sarah JOHNSON £50 & Samuel's children Samuel, Hannah, Thomas, Mary, Ralph, & William £100 each when they come of age or marry & the remainder to his nephew Samuel NEEDHAM son of his brother Joseph. 
Executors & Trustees: Samuel JOHNSON yeoman of Booth Low & Benjamin BRITTLEBANK gentleman of Winster. 
Witnesses: George SALT of Flathead & Samuel RILEY of Ridgend, Benjamin BRITTLEBANK. 
Note: The date of probate is apparently before making the will. This does not make sense, but it is what is written.
Source 3
75 George NEEDHAM - of Moscar in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire, farmer, 25 Mar 1829. Died 12 Jun 1829.
Executors: Thomas NEEDHAM of Longnor, grocer & draper & James BOAM of Buxton, farmer. 
his d. Martha WOOD wife of Joseph WOOD, £30;   his d-in-law Mary NEEDHAM the wife of his late son George, £10;   his youngest d. Mary, £20;   his d. Hannah BOAM, £20;   his s. James BOAM, £20;   he is a tennant at will of Sir George CREWE & asks for the tennancy to continue between his d-in-law Mary & his son James BOAM & specifies how they are to maintain the property;   he also states that his children by his last wife are James BOAM, Hannah BOAM, & Mary NEEDHAM. 
Witnesses: Christo COATES & Wm RAYNER. 
Probate 3 Nov 1829.
76 Robert Needham of Perryfoot, 1845
Mentions Thomas Warhurst
Brother; Francis Needham
Samuel Needham
Source 1
77 Elizabeth NEEDHAM of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, widow, 14 Feb 1846. Died 30 Mar 1846.
Executors: Samuel JOHNSON of Booth Low - this is the only name on the will but the probate papers also have Thomas WARDLE. 
niece Mary wife of Joseph BALL £300;   niece Sarah GOULD £300;   niece Sarah GOULD (is this the same person?), a feather bed, a bolster, pillows, blankets & 3prs sheets;   Mary WARDLE (d. of William GOULD of Oaken Clough), £50 - all the above legacies to be paid twelve months after of the testator's death;   her servant George BALL, all the live-stock;   all the rest, residue & remainder to her nephews William, Richard, & Thomas GOULD, share & share alike;   there is then a gap in the will left blank, followed by the name Thomas WARDLE of Sheen. 
Witnesses: Samuel RILEY & Matthew BOTHAM.   Testator made her mark [X] 
Probate Apr 1846.
Source 3
78 Sarah WARDLE of "The Barn" Hartington, widow, 16 Feb 1848.[1]
Probate 11 May 1850. Testator died 3 Apr 1850.
Executors: John ALLEN of Buxton, schoolmaster & John STADEN of BrandTop, farmer.
Trustee: her friend William SWANN of Coteheath House nr Buxton who is to supervise that:- the interest on £200 is paid annually to her brother James NEEDHAM during his life-time & on his death the capital is to be paid to the treasurer of "The Wesleyan Old Preachers Fund" a receipt being sufficent acknowledgement; the interest on £200 is paid annually to her brother Robert NEEDHAM during his life-time & on his death the capital is to paid to the treasurer of "The Kingswood & Woodhouse Schools" , a receipt being sufficent acknowledgement; £50 to Sarah NEEDHAM (d. of her brother James); £59 to Dorothy NEEDHAM (d. of her brother James); William SWANN is to pay $120 as follows:- £10 to Joseph WARDLE (s. of Ralph WARDLE), £10 to George WARDLE (s. of Ralph WARDLE); £10 to Betty BRANDRETH (d. of Ralph WARDLE); £10 to John WARDLE (s. of John WARDLE dead); £10 to John JACKSON (s. of Samuel JACKSON); £10 to Thomas WARDLE (s. of Joseph WARDLE); £5 to Joel NUTTALL (s. of Joseph NUTTALL); £5 to Isaac WAIN (the s. of Abel WAIN); £5 to Betty GOODWIN (d. of Joseph Goodwin FOREST[3]); £5 to Martha BROWN (the sister of Betty GOODWIN); £5 to Mary SLACK that was but now BIRCH of Macclesfield; £5 to Keria CLEWS of Leek; £5 to Sarah d. of Thomas NADIN; £5 to Thomas the s. of James WARDLE now apprenticed; £5 each to Joseph, James, Thomas & John the sones of my brother James; £150 to the trustees of Buxton Wesleyan Chapel to pay off their debts or to help build a new chapel providing they pay every September quarter day £5; 1 moriety amongst the householders who provide refreshments to the travelling local preachers & another to the poor of Brandtop chapel; £150 to the trustees of Flash Methodist Chapel provided they give £5 annually to the missionary society when they meet there & if they don't meet there then to the Leek meeting
Witnesses: John BRAMWELL Wesleyan Minister of Buxton & Joseph NOEL of Buxton, 5 sheets of paper.
Codicil: 7 Apr 1849. Changes the terms of the encumberance on the £150 left to Buxton Methodists to £4 p.a.
Witnesses: Robert John Thompson HAWKING Methodist Minister of Buxton, & Joseph NOEL of Buxton.
Notes: [1] This woman seems to have been an ardent non-conformist.
[2] Many of the places mentioned are in Hartington Upper Quarter.
[3] Might this be Joseph GOODWIN [of] Forest, ie Macclesfield Forest?
Trustee: her friend William SWANN of Coteheath House nr Buxton who is to supervise that:- her brother Robert NEEDHAM during his life-time & on his death the capital is to paid to the treasurer of "The Kingswood & Woodhouse Schools" , a receipt being sufficent acknowledgement; £50 to Sarah NEEDHAM (d. of her brother James); £59 to Dorothy NEEDHAM (d. of her brother James); William SWANN is to pay $120 as follows:- £10 to Joseph WARDLE (s. of Ralph WARDLE), £10 to George WARDLE (s. of Ralph WARDLE); £10 to Betty BRANDRETH (d. of Ralph WARDLE); £10 to John WARDLE (s. of John WARDLE dead); £10 to John JACKSON (s. of Samuel JACKSON); £10 to Thomas WARDLE (s. of Joseph WARDLE); £5 to Joel NUTTALL (s. of Joseph NUTTALL); £5 to Isaac WAIN (the s. of Abel WAIN); £5 to Betty GOODWIN (d. of Joseph Goodwin FOREST[3]); £5 to Martha BROWN (the sister of Betty GOODWIN); £5 to Mary SLACK that was but now BIRCH of Macclesfield; £5 to Keria CLEWS of Leek; £5 to Sarah d. of Thomas NADIN; £5 to Thomas the s. of James WARDLE now apprenticed; £5 each to Joseph, James, Thomas & John the sones of my brother James; £150 to the trustees of Buxton Wesleyan Chapel to pay off their debts or to help build a new chapel providing they pay every September quarter day £5; 1 moriety amongst the householders who provide refreshments to the travelling local preachers & another to the poor of Brandtop chapel; £150 to the trustees of Flash Methodist Chapel provided they give £5 annually to the missionary society when they meet there & if they don't meet there then to the Leek meeting.
79 Robert NEEDHAM of Small Dale, Hope p., farmer. 1858 
Mentions:
Dau Hannah wife of Geo BRADWELL
Son William of Manchester
Grandchildren - Hannah; Sarah; Abram Wilson and John - children of my son John NEEDHAM
Grandchildren Sarah and Emily children of my son Elias NEEDHAM
Robert HALLAM  of Bradwell
Witnesses: John MIDDLETON; John EVANS    Will made 1856
Source 1
Source:
1. NGN transcribed – poorly
2. http://www.genealogy.mallen.org.uk/willAbstracts/Needham.html#SarahNeedhamSheen1801
3. Derbyshire Probate Records, a collection of abstracts begun by Rosemary Lockie in November 1999: http://willsdb.gukutils.org.uk/DBY/WillsN.html
4. Supplied by Lynn ( she knows who she is) from records at Derbyshire Archives, Matlock
5. http://winster-ancestry.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/1633-vills-freeholders-of-derbyshire.html
6. Bagshaw collection; D7676 Bag 3361B, Derbyshire Archives, Matlock; Transcribed by Thomas Ashby Needham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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