Calendar of Wills of Eyam residents, 1586-1650

Also includes ROWLAND up to 1727.

Compiled by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000

This information was very kindly sent to me by the late Donald Thompson, of Kenilworth, Warwickshire in 1993. Original copies of these Wills may be found at the Lichfield Record Office.

Corroborating burials were extracted from Eyam Parish Register, 1630-1700 (Derbyshire Record Society Publications, 1993)

SurnameForename(s)DateRemarks
ABELLJohn23 May 1586 
ANDREWJames4 Sep 1620Abstract
ANDREWEOttiwell22 Jul 1629 
ANDREWEJohn15 Jun 1636buried 6 Apr 1636
ANDREWEAlice6 Oct 1647 
 
BANESMatthew26 May 1614 
BANESFrancis11 Jan 1616/17 
BEILYGeorge17 Sep 1633 
BENNETTWilliam4 Sep 1620 
BENNETTFrancis8 Dec 1642buried 2 Dec 1642
BOCKINGEHenry12 Aug 1598 
BRAYJoan?6 Sep 1640 
BRAYEFrancis21 Aug 1611 
BRAYERichard21 Mar 1624/5 
BURTONFrancis7 Jul 1612 
BUXTONMargaret23 Feb 1635/6buried 19 Nov 1635
 
CHAPMANNicholas28 Apr 1557 
CHAPMANEllis21 Sep 1557 
CHAPMANHumphry10 Jun 1587 
CHAPMANHibbert14 Jun 1632"Christopher Chapman alias Hibbert" buried 1 Jun 1632
CHAPMANHumphrey16 Feb 1640/1buried 3 Mar 1638/9
CHARLESWORTHNicholas11 Apr 1614 
CHARLESWORTHWilliam17 Oct 1638buried 11 Apr 1638
CHENEYRPatrick12 Apr 1553Rector of Eyam
CUTTRobert25 Apr 1571 
 
DAKINThomas17 Oct 1638buried 23 Jan 1636/7
DERNELEYNicholas17 Oct 1638buried 14 Mar 1637
 
FRITHEHenry24 Mar 1595/6 
FURNISMargaret25 May 1647buried 15 Apr 1643; Abstract
 
GLOVERRoger10 Jun 1587 
GREGORYRichard15 Jun 1642buried 16 May 1642; Abstract
 
HALLThomas21 Mar 1632/3 
HALLThomas9 May 1649"de Foolow"; buried 11 Apr 1649
HALUMPhilip24 Apr 1566Abstract
HALUMJoan5 Jan 1566/7Abstract
HAWKESWORTHRobert14 Jun 1613 
HAWKSWORTHPeter24 Jan 1557/8 
HAWKSWORTHAlice26 Nov 1616 
HAWKSWORTHPeter12 Dec 1618 
HEALDFrancis15 Jun 1642 
HILLJohn11 Nov 1546 
HILLJohn21 Nov 1615 
HILLJohn21 Jun 1616 
HILLRobert6 Dec 1625 
 
LONGDENThomas25 Apr 1571 
 
MERELLChristopher29 Jan 1549/50Abstract
MERELLElyzabt8 Apr 1551Abstract
MERRELLWilliam27 Oct 1604Abstract
MERRELLRowland17 Aug 1607Abstract
MERRELLHumphrey17 Nov 1613Abstract
MERRELLKatherine10 Jul 1614Abstract
MERRELLHenry29 Oct 1617Abstract
MERRILLWilliam3 Dec 1594Abstract
MERRILLChristopher4 Oct 1598missing
MIDDLETONThomas9 May 1618 
MOREThomas2 May 1627 
MORETENRobert17 Oct 1638buried 13 Jul 1638
MOSELEYJohn10 Jan 1586/7Abstract
MOSELEYPhilip1 Aug 1626 
MOSELEYPhilip5 Aug 1626 
 
NEWTONRobert19 Jun 1626 
 
PADLEYAdam27 Feb 1597/8 
PEARSONAnn23 Jun 1619 
PEARSON (PARSON)John6 Jul 1619 
PILLINGPeter13 Dec 1613 
 
REVILLJohn17 Feb 1575/6 
ROWLANDRoger4 Oct 1536Abstract
ROWLANDMartin20 Apr 1558Abstract
ROWLANDAnthony12 Aug 1598 
ROWLANDWilliam2 Jun 1599Probably the one who witnessed Ann (wife of Humphry) STAFFORD'S will of 1560
ROWLANDAnne5 Oct 1600 
ROWLANDThomas15 Feb 1615/16 
ROWLANDGodfrey21 Mar 1615/16 
ROWLANDThomas2 Dec 1616 
ROWLANDEmma24 Apr 1620 
ROWLANDGodfrey2 Oct 1661 
ROWLANDThomas24 Apr 1667 
ROWLANDSamuel20 Oct 1675 
ROWLANDMary26 Apr 1676 
ROWLANDAnthony10 May 1677 
ROWLANDFrancis7 Oct 1714 
ROWLANDThomas20 Sep 1727 
 
SKIDMOREArthur22 Jul 1629Abstract
SKINNERGeorge10 Feb 1622/3Abstract
SMELTERHumphrey14 Jan 1604/5 
SMYLTERJohn14 Jun 1586 
SORESBYRobert13 Dec 1620 
STAFFORDRoland16 Jan 1556/7Abstract
STAFFORDAnne31 Aug 1560Abstract
STAFFORDAnne (or Agnes)23 Jan 1560/61not available
STEVENSONRichard1 Apr 1624 
SYIVARDPatrick29 Mar 1598A strange surname - maybe SEWARD?
 
TAYLERThomas24 Mar 1595/6 
TORRERichard24 Mar 1595/6 
TOWNENDPhilip15 Sep 1631buried 26 Jul 1631; Abstract
TURNERRichard7 May 1607 
 
WELLSBernard9 May 1649buried 18 Mar 1647/8
WILLSONRobert23 Jul 1591 
WILLSONWilliam20 Feb 1609/10 
WILSONElizabeth29 Oct 1617 
WILSONGodfrey29 Oct 1617 
WILSONMary18 Sep 1626 
WILSONJohn the younger18 Nov 1630buried 22 Aug 1630
WILSONAnthony8 May 1634buried 5 Feb 1632/3
WOODROFFNicholas4 Oct 1536 
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