Needham Family

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Wills - Staffordshire

Wills - Staffordshire

Reference
Who
What
When
       
1
Richard Nedam
of Alton
18 Mar 1556/7
Inv
£18 14s 2d
Probate
Lichfield
17 May 1557
wife
Ales; legatee for life of farm
son
John Nedam
children
unnamed 'small children'
Source
TAN img 5307
2
John Nedam
of Alton
11 Mar 1587/8
Inventory
£96 3s 4d
28 Mar 1588
Probate
Litchfield
14 July 1588
wife
Catherine
son
Godfrey Nedam minor 1588
son
Leonard Nedam minor 1588 legatee of a 'heffer'
son
Roger Nedham minor 1588
daughter
Joane Nedham minor 1588
daughter
Elizabeth Nedam minor 1588
executors
wife Katherine & William Berdsmore of Farley
source
TAN img 5307
3
Roger Needeham
of Rocester
31 May 1600
Sarah Nedeham
son?
John Nedeham
Joan (Mayneyll)
Source
1
4
Godfrey Needham
of Alton, yeoman
24 Aug 1633
Inventory
£119 10 s 0d
30 Aug 1633
Probate
Lichfield
3 Sept 1633
Brother
Roger Needham - 20s
Sister
Jone Snape wife of Robert Snape - 20s
Brother in Law
Robert Snape;
children
Robert & Jone Snape, Hugh, William, Margery, Elizabeth, Jone all received 2s, plus, John - £6
Son
Richard Needham - 40s
Son
John Needham - 'my son and heire apparent'
Daughter
Ursula- £40
Daughter
Elizabeth - £50
Daughter
Katherine wife of William Wilson - 20s
William Wilson - ovrseer
Daughter in Law
Elizabeth Needham
executor
John Needham (son)
source
TAN img 5307 , 1
5
Robert Needham
of Over Trand, Saffordshire
1644
probate
23 feb 1645
daughter
ffeemhough
Ann Needham
son
Robert Needham
son
William ? Needham could be Wolfean
daughter
Sarah Needham
Edward Needham
exectors
James Whitehall & Phillip Horston
son in law
source
1
6
Ann Fearne
of Alton
23 June 1645
probate
16 Aug 1646
Uncle
Richard Needham of uttoxter - £20
Uncle
Thos. Wise - £20
Uncle
John Lynett - £10
Uncle
William Wilson - £8
Uncle
Roger Needham - £3
Uncle
John Needeham of Alveon (Alton)
Aunt
Anne Myness - 20s;of stockton
Anne Myness's children - 20s each
Cousin
Hugh Snape,, William, Joane and Margaret Asbery Snape
Cousin
Godfrey Witterniges
Cousin
Susanna & Jaen Needeham
Cousin
Margarey Ball
executor
John Needeham (uncle)
Source
TAN
7
? Needham
Leek
1652
Testator
John Clulowe
Plantiff
Needham
defendant
Bayliffe
What
Inheritance disputes
8
Elizabeth Needham
of Quicksill? Ruicksill
10 Mar1652/3
(Quixhill)
Probate
London
17 Jan 1656
husband
William Neidham, of Denstone
son
William Neidham - 10s
daughter
Mary - 10s
daughter
Joan wife of Thomas Massey - 10s
grand daughter
Joyce Massey -
grandchildren
2 younger 'Massey's' - 2s
source
1
9
John Needham
of Denstone (Alton), yeoman
30 Mar 1655
probate
PCC Aylett
4 July 1655
nb see Needham of Uttoxeter & Nevill of Swinscoe
son
Thomas Needham under 21 in Marr 1655
son
John Needham (als Chadwicke); yeoman of Denston wife Mary
see later
brother
Thomas Needham of Denston
executors
Needham als Chadwicke, my sonne
Thomas Needham - brother
witnesses
Thomas Tatton & Elizabeth Greensmith
source
TAN img 5112, img 5308, 1
10
John Needham als Chadwicke
of Denston, yeoman
9 July 1658
probate
PCC 401 Wootton?
24 Aug 1658
wife
not named
John Needham
source
TAN img 5112, img 5310, 1
11
Thomas Needham (the elder)
of Denston par Alton; yeoman
21 May 1666
Inv
£47 3s 3d
11 June 1666
probate
Litchfield
2 Aug 1666
son
Thomas? Needham son & heir
wife
Frances; for life Estate in house in Denston plus life estate in RieCroft
nephew
Thomas Hollinshed
sister
wife of John Hollinshed the elder
son John
sister
wife of Thomas Hollinshed the elder 12d
2 sons; William & Thomas
exec
Thomas Gfe? Of Prestwood & John Orme?of Scrubwood
source
TAN Img 5111, img 5312
12
Robert Needham
of Uttoxeter; ironmonger
23 Aug1666
Inventory
£120 7s 11d
20 Sept 1666
probate
Lichfield
15 Nov 1666
Brother
Isaac Needham - 20s
Elizabeth wife of Isaac 10s
Brother
Richard Needham - 10s
Sister
Anne (Beckett ne Needham) - 10s
Sister
Susanna Needham - 20s
Uncle
Richard Needham - 10s
others
Godfrey Needham; Denstone - 20s
Alice wife o Godfrey - 10s
Robert son of Godfrey
john son Godfrey
Richard son Godfrey
Anne Hiver?
my Kinsman

Thomas Forman son of Robert Forman & Joane his wife - devisee of landSaniforth, Uttoxeter

Ann forman
Hen? Forman
My Aunt
Vize
uncle
vize
cozen
Godfrey Wilson, John Wilson
cozen
Robert Forman
executors
Robert Forman
witnesses
George Page, Wm Reson/Roiston?
Source
TAN img 5113, img 5314,1
13
John Needham
of Alton, yeoman
3 May 1667
Inv
£204 17s 8d
11 May 1667
Probate
Litchffield
12 June 167
 
wife
Elizabeth; live & stay in house & land in Alton & Rocester for life
 
son
Godfreey of Denston; eldest son
 
dau
Susannah -£60 or £100 if living for other children
 
other children
unnamed
 
sister
Ursula
 
brother
Richard of Uttoxeter
 
Devisee
Robert Forman 7 wife Joans of Blunshall par Uttoxeeter
 
Witness
Ralph Woolley, William Watson
 
 
source
TAN img 5315, img 5114
 
14
Thomas Needham
of Denstone (Alton), yeoman
6 Aug 1674
bap
Rocester
14 Jan 1649/50
burial
Rocester
8 Aug 1674
probate
Lichfield
21 Aug 1674
Uncle
Thomas Smyth
brother
John Needham
son Thomas? Needham
sister
? Hills; 4 children unnamed
nephew
John Needham; devisee of land
niece
Anne Needham - £50
Executors
Thomas Smythe (uncle) & Robert Houlden (Denstone)
Witnesses
Ann Martin & Thos Cope?
source
TAN img 5113, img 5115 & img 5316
15
Sebastian Needham
Checkley
04 Nov 1675
Probate
Lichfield
11 Apr 1676
son
Robert, William, Sebastian, Richard
dau
Grace
grandson
Robert Needhan son of son Robert
Francis
wife
?
Value
£32 17s 1d
source
1
16
Jane Needham
of Farley, Alton; spinster
6 Aug 1681
inv
£18 0s 0d
20 Aug 1681
probate
Litchfield
30 Sept 1681
sister
? Wife of John Damper
 
son John Damper, daus Alice & Elizabeth
 
sister
? Wife of John Cock of Farley
 
son Francis & dau Alice
 
 
source
TAN img 5118, img 5319
 
17
George Needham
of Poule Sheen; Ridge End
10 Apr 1689
probate
8 Oct 1702
Value
£40=00
wife
Mary
wife Mary & son John half each of estate at The Poule;
son
John Needham
son
Thomas Needham gives Hose Grange at Low side
son
William Needham - Ridge end farm (nb George purchased it from John Millward)
dau
Joane Salt son William Salt hus William Salt
dau
Sarah Needham
dau
Ann Critchlow
dau
Mary Wayne & son George
dau
Elizabeth
others
Thomas the son of George Willis; Henry the son of Henry Milward ;
executors
son William of Sheen & son Thomas of Alstonefield
witnesses
William Johnson, Ann Millward & George Crichlow
note says that Ann Millward and George Crichlow die before George dies
Source
1
18
John Needham
Leek; Gentleman
9 Feb 1691
Probate
Litchfield
23 Nov 1693
Value
£376 17s 08d
son
one son to inherit Thomas Needham
 
daughter
youngest - Elizabeth
 
Mary Needham
 
brother
Isaac
nephew
Joseph
Source
1
19
John Needham
of Blackbrook? In parish of Alstonefield
May 1696
died intestate
 
death
19 Mar 1695
 
probate
29 April 1697
 
value
£19 13s 4d
 
Believed to be wife
Maria/Mary Needham
 
Source
1
 
20
Thomas Needham
Leeke
Admin
27 Sept 1702
Value
£4 18s 08d
sister
Mary Hallowfirld wife of Willia
sister
Elizabeth wife of ? Growgood
Source
1
21
Eliza Needham
of Uttoxeter
3 apr 1706
died intestate
Edward Needham Uttoxeter butcher, Isaarum ? Sillitoe, Feltmaker & Johan Key Cordwainer
Edward Needham; bondholder
source
1
22
Hannah Needham
of Uttoxeter
written 13 May 1710
22 Nov 1710
Aunt?
Joan Gilbow? Of Uttoxeter
 
Source
1
 
 
23
Mary Needham
of Uttoxeter, widow
29 June 1716
Inventory
value £19 2s 5d
 
probate
Oct 1716
Johan Malsam Doveridge Derby yeoman; Jonam Grinton, Uttoxter
 
Mary wife of John Malsam
 
bequeathed everything to Jane Fenton & Mary Malsam
 
source
1
 
 
24
John Needham
Kingsley
Intestate
Probate
24 Apr 1740
Bond
£20
Martha Needham, widow, & William Wheldon, Kingsley, yeoman & John Burton
wife
Martha Needham, widow
Source
1
25
John Needham
of Alton, yeoman
13 Sept 1741
inv
none
 
Probate
Cheadle for Litchfield
31 Oct 1745
wife
Jane Alcock;Settlement granted at last marriage
 
Samuel Alcock brother of Jane
 
son
John Needham
 
dau
? Wife of ? Balls
 
son Joseph Balls; dau Rebekah, Elizabeth, Mary
 
 
source
TAN img 5116
 
 
26
John Needham
of Leeke Staffordshire, Button Maker
14 Apr 1747
probate
16 Nov 1748
codicle
1 May 1748
executors
William Wheldon, Kingsley, yeoman, Henry Hogg the younger, Leekd, apothorary & Jeremy Cordon, Leeke, bucher
 
wife
not named
 
Sons
Samuel plus others
 
daughters
not named
 
son in law
William Townsend
 
Left his eatate in trus to be split in equal roportions beween his children and wife
 
Source
1
 
 
27
John Needham
of Alton, yeoman
25 Feb 1746/7
inv
none
 
probate
1 May 1756
wife
Mary Brinsley?
 
Elizabeth Brinsley is Mary's sister
 
brother
Isaac Needham of Farley Alton, cordwainer
 
source
TAN img 5117, img 5318
 
 
28
Richard Needham
Leek; yeoman
7 Nov 1756
Probate
Cheadle
6 May 1802
£300
Brother
Joseph Needham
William Needham
brother in law
William Townsend
John & William Needham sons of William Needham
Executors
Joseph Needham & William Townsend
Source
1
 
29
John Needham
of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, England; yeoman
27 Sep 1761
died
1761
probate
29 Oct 1761
wife
Margaret Needham
 
son
John Needham the Elder of Pool in Sheen,.
 
sons
John, Thomas, William, Joseph,
 
brother
Thomas,
 
nephew
Thomas Woodhouse,
 
John's eldest son (not named),
 
executors
Margaret & William (husbandman)to be executors
 
Source
1
 
 
 
30
William Needham
of Ridge End Farm Sheen
6 May 1769
died
husbandman
 
probate
25 Oct 1770
wife
wife Sarah gets the house, barn, land etc at Ridge End and after she dies it goes to son William of Hall Hill
son
William of Hall Hill
 
son
George of Crowdicote in Hartington - 5s
 
son
Joseph to reiceve all farm stock &residue of money when 16
 
brother
Peter
 
sister
Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Hannah, Ann; each to receive £20
 
executors
Sarah wife and son George
 
Witnesses:
John Wardle, Samuel Wardle & John Green
 
Source
1
 
31
Sarah Needham
Leek, widow
1770
Admin
9 june 1770
Admin
granted to Martha & John Townsend
died
May 1770
daughter
Martha Townsend
Source
1
 
32
John Needham
of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, England
10 Dec 1770
 
died
1770
probate
14 May 1772
Land at Pool mortaged with
Samuel Johnson of Boothlow
 
formerly intermarried
Elizabeth dau William Bofoley of Hartington
 
had five children
William, John, Joseph, Elizabeth & Mary (the youngest four under 21.) declare as heirs
wife
Elizabeth dau of Wm Bossley of Hartington,
 
Estates at Pool in Sheen & Hammersmith in Middlesex
 
mother
Elizabeth Needham; lands in Hammersmith , Middlesex
 
mothers brother
George Bateman
 
lands came from
Jane Ellerton from will of Robert Bateman of Brentford
 
executors
Samuel Johnson of Boothlow
 
John Marsh of Hievel in Alstonefield
 
Source
1
 
 
33
John Needham
of Alstonefield
1772
batchelor
 
death
Feb 1772
probate
13 May 1772
admin
value £20
14 Feb 1772
William Wheekan of Lowes, Weaver
 
William Baker of Lowe gentleman
 
John Doe, gent
 
mother
Elizabeth Benison otherwise Needham wife Ralph Benison lawful mother
 
Source
1
 
       
       
34
George Needham
of Sheen
died intestate
died
1785
Admin
Value £300
16 July 1785
executors
Ann Needham, Thomas Gould , William Prince
Ann Needham is a widow but is George's mother
Source
1
35
Ann Needham
of Brund, parish Sheen
18 Jun 1795
widow
probate
27 oct 1796
Date execution
15 Apr 1796
nephew
John Prince son sister Lydia Prince
William Prince son of sister Lydia Prince
others
Thomas Gould of Hartington
Mary Gould dau Thomas
Ann Gould dau Thomas
George Gould Macclesfield cordwainer
Hannah Gould Bradburne Derbyshire
Lydia Gould Sheen
Hannah Bowman Hartington
William Needham of Hall Hill
Joseph Needham Ridge End Alstonfield
Mary Wood Flash End
Mary Wood dau Mary Wood
Mary Swindale. Of Ashford
Ann Green wife of late Richard Green of Elkstone
Lydai Finney of Sterndale
Sisters Hannah & Mary Smith Alstonfield
Sarah Holme of Manshaw Head nr Longnor
Mary Smith mother of Hannah & Mary
James Needham of Biggin Hartington
Agnes Fogg of Froghole, Sheen
executors
William Bowman, gentleman Hartington
Source
1
36
George Needham
of  Ridge End Farm, Sheen, Staffordshire, England
16 Apr 1797
husbandman
Death
1804
probate
Cheadle
2 May 1805
value
£450
executors
Joseph Needham of Spink & William Horobine of Crowdicote
brother
Joseph Needham of Spink, £100 & wearing apparel
sister
Elizabeth Godins (Godwin)
named in codicil
brothers & sisters
not named
mentions
Ellin Boumford wife of Jospeh Boumford, £1 1s 0d & residue of effects
brother in law
Richard Charlesworth
Source
1
37
Sarah Needham
of Sheen
30 Oct 1805
died
Aug 1805
admin
13 Nov 1805
value
£100
executor
William Needham
son
William Needham
Source
1
38
Mary (Maria) Needham
Leek; widow
1 May 1806
died
31 Aug 1806
Probate
Litchfield
3 Dec 1806
Value
£200
executor
Thomas Phillips
grandson
John Smith
under 21
grandson
Thomas Tregortha
under 21
39
Joseph Needham
of Spink
14 May 1819
died
May 1819
probate
26 Jan 1820
Value
£300
son
Job (who is under 21)
son
John (under 21)
son
William (under 21)
son
George
wife
Elizabeth
daughters
Martha
daughters
Anne
daughters
Elizabeth
daughters
Sarah
daughters
Thomasin
daughters
Mary
executor
Elizabeth (wife)
Source
1
40
Alice Edge Needham
of Ridge End Farm, Sheen, Staffordshire, England
29 Mar 1821 
death
15 Apr 1821
probate
10 May 1821
cousin
Mary wife of William Oliver
Esther wife of John Lomas
John Grindey
Matthew Roberte
Mary dau of cousen Richard Roberts
Richard son of cousen Esther Broadhurst
Elizabeth dau of couson Esther Broadhurst
Johnson of couson Thomas Robert
Mary. Oliver
Mary dau of cousin Mary Oliver
servant
Hannah Ward
Executors
William Oliver & Samuel Johnsons
others
there's a list of nine relations who inherited in her will with surnames Lomas, Grindey, Roberts, Broadhurst, Oliver.
Source
1
41
Elizabeth Needham
Widow, Kingsley, Staffordshire
Intestate
Probate
Cheadle
01 May 1823
Bond
£50
Francis Hillard
brother
Francis Hillard
No parents or children
who
Elizabeth Needham
when
1823
residence
Leek
what
death duties
Administrator
Francis Hilliard
42
William Needham
of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, England, yeoman
7 Jul 1828 
died
23 Jul 1829
probate
7 Mar 1829
value
£20
wife
Elizabeth (her father John Wardle)
beneficary
John Wardle
brother
Joseph
nephew
Samuel son of brother Joseph Needham;
servant
William Gould son of Josiah Gould of Oaken Clough;
Friend
Samuel Johnson of Booth Low & his wife and six children (named)
yeoman
children of SJ: Samuel, Hannah, Thomas, Ralph & WIlliam
Benjamin Brittlebank of Winster, gentleman
executor
Elizabeth (wife)
Samuel Johnson & 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
1,3
43
George Needham of Moscar in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire, farmer , 25 Mar 1829.
Died 12 Jun 1829.
Probate 3 Nov 1829.
Executors:  Thomas Needham of Longnor, grocer & draper & James Boam of Buxton, farmer.   
daughter his d. Martha Wood wife of Joseph Wood, £30  
daughter   his youngest d. Mary, £20  
daughter his d. Hannah Boam, £20  
son 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  
children by last wife he also states that his children by his last wife are James Boam, Hannah Boam, & Mary Needham  
dau in law Mary Needham the wife of his late son George, £10  
Witnesses:  Christopher Coates & Wm Rayner. 
Source 3,1
44
William Needham of School Clough, Fawfieldhead, Staffordshire, England 20 Aug 1833
Alstonfield 
Probate 1840 
wife Marhta
son Alexander
son George
son William
son samuel
son joseph
son solomon
son robert
son james
Source 1
45
George Needham of Hall Hill Alstonefield 10 Nov 1841
yeoman
death 15 Jul 1844
probate 24 Oct 1844
Value £800
executors William Needham, Alstonefield, famrer
James Needham Alstonefield, farmer
son William Needham, Alstonefield, famrer
son James Needham Alstonefield, farmer
son Peter
son Thomas
son George
wife Ann
daughters Mary Needham
Elizabeth Needham
Source 1
46
Alexander Needham of Ridge End Sheen 1844
died 20 May 1844
probate 20 June 1844
admin Mary Needham 8 June 1844
bond £400 14 June 1844
wife Mary
Source 1
47
Elizabeth Needham of Pool, Sheen, Staffordshire, widow, 14 Feb 1846.
Died 30 Mar 1846.
Probate . Apr 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
servant George Ball, all the live-stock;   all the rest, residue & remainder to her nephews William, Richard, & Thomas Gould , share & share alike
others Thomas Wardle of Sheen. 
Witnesses:  Samuel Riley & Matthew Botham  
Source 1,3
48
Elizabeth Needham of Sheen 14 Feb 1846
Widow
death 20 Mar 1846
probate 20 Apr 1846
value £1,500
executors Samuel Johnson of Booth-loss?
Thomas Wardle of Sheen
Niece Mary wife of Joseph Ball
Sarah Gould
others Mary Wardle dau William Gould of Oaken Clough
servant George Ball
nephews Richard, William & Thomas Gould
codicle EN of Pool Sheen
Widow
niece Mary wife of Joseph Ball
Sarah Gould
others Mary Wardle dau William Gould of Oaken Clough
servant George Ball
nephews Richard, William & Thomas Gould
Source 1
49
Joseph Needham of Bank House, Alstonefield 23 Dec 1852
death 16 Feb 1853
probate 26 Aug 1853
value £800
executors Ann Needham, widow, of Bank House Alstonefield
Robert Needham (brother) of Reedyard Hall, Leek, farmer
Ralph Johnsom (Nephew) of Hawside Alstonefield, Farmer
wife Ann Needham
dau Mary Needham (under 21)
estate High Needham now In possession of Widow Cocker
brother Robert Needham
George
Samuel
Solomon
Brother in Law William Johnson
Source 1
50
James Needham of Hall Hill Alstonefield 2 Aug 1854
Death 10 Aug1854
Probate 2 Nov 1854
Value £450
Brother Thomas Needham, farmer, of Paddock House Alstonefield
George Needham
sister Mary
Charlotte da of George
Thomas son of George
Nieces Hannah Millor
Sarah Gould
Elizabeth Needhan
Mary Lomas
Mary Jane Nadin dau of my niece Ann Milkson
exec Thomas Needham of Paddock House Alstonefield
Peter Needham of Longnor cheese dealer
Source 1
51
Samuel Needham of Sheen 1858
Death Pool Sheen 1858
probate 22 Dec 1858
Source 1
       
       
52
Samuel Needham Leek
1860
residence Leek
Court Court of Probate
Administrator Samuel Needham, Manchester
53
James Needham
when
1871
Residence Leek
Court Court of Probate
what Death Duties
Administrator Thomas Porter


Source:
1. NGN transcribed poorly
2. TAN - Thomas Ashby Needham Archive, Rylands Library Manchester ; img XXXX refers to my index number
3. http://www.genealogy.mallen.org.uk/willAbstracts/Needham.html#SarahNeedhamSheen1801
 

 

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