Wills Proved in the Peculiar Court of Peak Forest
1667 - 1831

Transcriptions from The Marriage Registers of Peak Forest Chapel
edited by George W. Marshall, LL.D (1901)

These records are also available elsewhere as part of the searchable Wishful Thinking Parish Records Database

The following is a calendar of Wills proved in the Peculiar Court of Peak Forest, taken from papers belonging to the Parish, which wills have I presume been transferred to Lichfield, and are now preserved in the District Registry of the Court of Probate there.[1]

Robert JOWLE, 17 Feb., 1667.
Ralf WRIGHT, 29 June, 1672.
William PEARSON, 20 June, 1672.
William FROST, 5 July, 1674.
William ARCHDALE, 29 May, 1678.
Henry TRIPPET, 11 June, 1679.
John HOLLINGSHEAD, 8 Oct. 1681.
Robert NEEDHAM, 24 Feb. 1682.
Margaret ARCHDALE, 10 March, 1687.
Thomas BEVERLEY, 13 June, 1696.
John RIGLEY, 1 Augt 1698.
Nicholas GREEN, 20 Janr 1700.
Sarah HAYARD, 8 Oct. 1707.
Edward HOWARD, 7 Aug. 1711.
Francis VERNON, 3 Feb. 1712.
Stephen JOWLE, 5 July, 1715.
John DAKIN, 6 March, 1720.
Stephen JOWLE, 7 April, 1721.
Henry EYRE, 10 Decr 1724.
William OLDFIELD, 31 Jany 1727.
Jeremiah WARD, 28 July, 1732.
Rowland EYRE, 11 May, 1735.
William HILL, 14 June, 1739.
Dorothy HILL, 8 April, 1744.
Dorothy DAKIN, 3 June, 1746.
Revd. Jonathan ROSE, 20 Nov, 1746.
Mary WEBSTER, 9 Jan., 1756.
Thomas ELEY, 5 April, 1757.
William BOWER, 4 May, 1762.
John FLETCHER, 31 Aug., 1768.
William BRADLEY, 24 Dec., 1772.
Rowland HARTLE, 22 April, 1777.
Richard HILL, 25 Oct., 1782.
Thomas WINTERBOTHAM, 18 April, 1787.
George TAYLOR, 18 May, 1797.
Ellen HILL, 18 June, 1796.

Jas. MARCHINTON. Executors, Robert HARTLE & James MARCHINTON.
  Died 25 May 1823, proved Septr 29, under £100.

Henry HILL. Exec. Geo. HILL adm. & Geo: (sic) Died 10 Apl.
  1823, proved 5th Oct 1823, under £200.

Rowld. GOODWIN. Execur. Rowland GOODWIN. Proved Novr. 3,
  1823. Died May 17, under £20.

Eliz. PEARSON. J. TAYLR. S. GRUNDY, died July 8, 1823, proved
  Jany 3, 1824 under £100.

Samuel HADFIELD. Thos. HADFIELD & Thos. WASHURST, Executors.
  Died 13 Jany /25, proved 18th May /25, under £600.

Wm WATTS. Adm'on to Henry WATTS, Bondsmen Wm. BOWER,
  Joshua BARNSLEY, Henry WATTS died 8th Nov. /25. Effects
  sworn under £100 Oath dated 26 Jany /26.

Betty HAWLEY's adm'on to George HAWLEY, Bondsmen Jas.
  OAKES, & Edwd FLETCHER. George HAWLEY died. Sworn
  under £100. Oath dated 21 June /24.
Eliz. or Betty VERNON died June 16, 1826, under
  £20, Exectrs Joseph FRITH & Rowland
  HADFIELD. Proved Novr. 6, 1826.
                                                
George HILL died March 6, 1827. Under £50. 
  Executor Henry HILL son of Adam. Proved
  June 2nd 1827.
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 } These two sent
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 } 1827.
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Adam HILL died Octr 24 intestate sworn under
  £100. Admd April 7, 1826, bondsmen,
  George HILL, Peak Forest, Publican, & Adam
  HILL, Farmer.

Adam WINTERBOTAM died Aug. 22 intestate,
  sworn under £100 - Administered Augt 27,
  1827. Bondmen Francis OWEN, Farmer, of
  P. F. and Jas. WINTERBOTTOM of Macclesfield,
  Fishmonger.
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 } These two admns.
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 } sent 27 Feby
 } 1828.
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Peggy HADFIELDs Admn. died Jan'y 29, 1830. Bondmen
 Geo. HILL & Edd. OAKS. Admd July 25, 1830.
 Sworn under £100. Adm'on of Peggy HADFIELD
 sent off Aug 31, 1830.
Mr. John HILL. Ex Wm. HILL & Wm. MARSHALL
Mr. OWEN. Exec. Mrs. OWEN.
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 } Sent off Decr 14th 1831.

Note:
[1] This is in fact what George Marshall says in the source - 10 years later I had forgotten whether it was what he wrote, or what I wrote to introduce it on the web page so I have checked back with the original, and I confirm he said it, not I - RRL 2006.

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, April 1996.
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