Thomas Staniforth & Co. Sickle works at Hackenthorpe.
Dated February 1st 1757, executed 23rd August 1757
George Staniforth's mark on the will.Below is the will of George Staniforth, baptised on the 20th June 1694, the son of George Staniforth and Sarah Woodhead, and the husband of Hannah Slater.
p. 1 of document In the Name of God Amen I George Staniforth of Barlbrough in the County of Derby Gent duly considering the uncertainty of Life and certainty of Death and being of a full perfect and disposing mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament as follows First I give bequeath to my Dear and loving Wife Hannah the Use of all my Household Goods plate, Linen and Furniture which I shall dye possessed of for and during her natural Life and so long as she shall continue unmarried and I do direct an Inventory thereof to be signed by my said Wife and that she give Security to my Trustees hereafter mentioned not to Wastep. 2 of document (206) nor Dispose of the same my plate only excepted which I hereby direct shall be disposed of by my said Wife to and amongst my children at such times and in such manner as she in her Discretion shall think most proper And I further direct that my said Wife dispose of the Rest of my Household Goods and Furniture at her Decease to and amongst my said = children at her Discretion provide she continue unmarried as aforesaid = But in case she marry then and from thenxe I give and bequeath the = = same to my said Trustees to be by them disposed of together with my other personal Estate as in herein after directed I also give to my said Wife the free Use and Enjoyment of all that Messuage Tenement or Dwelling House wherein I now dwell with the Orchard and the Garden thereto belonging also two Meadows and little Close and four Crofts or Pingles all below the said House and now in my own possession for and during her natural Life and so long as she shall continue unmarried as aforesaid and from and after her Decease or Marriage which shall first happen then to such other uses Intents and Purposes as wherein after limitted (sic!) and declared concerning the same And I do give and devise all that my Messuage or Tenement Lands and Premises above devised to my said Wife for Life And also four other Tenements in Barlbrough aforesaid together with the West-End Closes the Long Pingle and one Garden in the possession of William Markin all in Barlbrough aforesaid the four aforesaid Tenements now are in the possession of George Johnson Stephen Pattison John Taylor and Martha Ward Also all those two Messuages Tenements or Dwelling Houses situate and being at Litfield and Xode Land in the Parish of Eckington and County of Derby as the same are now in possession of my Sister Mary Newbold Widow and Robert Staniforth with the Lands Grounds and Hereditaments thereto – belonging or with the same usually occupied or enjoyed Also all that = = Messuage Tenement or Dwelling-House with the Garden Orchard = Croft and Hereditaments thereto belonging situate at Duffield in the county of Derby now in the possession of John Barker which said = = promises were lately purchased by me of William and John Fellows of Alverston unto my Son Jeremiah Staniforth and his assigns for and during the Term of his natural Life without Impairment of Waste and from and after the determination of that Estate I give and devise the same to my good friends the honoured Mr. Francis Bower of = = = = Barlbrough aforesaid and to my loving Kinsman Mr. Samuel Turner of Bolton Roberts in the County of York and the Survivor of them and the Heirs of such survivor for and during the Life of my said Son Jeremiah In Trust to preserve the contingent Remainders thereof from being defeated or destroyed and for that Purpose to make Entries or bring Actions as the Case may require but never theseofs to apply the Rents = Issues and Profits thereof for and towards the maintenance of my said Son Jeremiah During his minority and permit and suffer him to receive the said Rents and Profits from his Entrance into the one and twentieth year of his age for and during his natural Life and from and after the decease of my said Son Jeremiah then to the first son of the Body of my said Son Jeremiah lawfully to be begotten and the = = second third fourth fifth sixth and all and every other Son and Sons of the Body of my said Son Jeremiah lawfully to be begotten and successively one after another as they shall be in Seniority of Age
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and Priority of Birth and to the several and successive Heirs of the Body and Bodies of all and every such on and Sons lawfully issuing the elder of such Son and Sons
p. 4 of document (207) Sarah Clark and Hannah Staniforth and the Heirs of their respective Bodies to be begotten as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants and if either of my said Daughters shall dye without Issue then I give and devise the same to the surviving and other of my said Daughters and the Heirs of their Body lawfully to be begotten and in default if such Issue to the Use of the Right Heirs of me the said George Staniforth for ever The other Moiety of the above Premises devised to my two Daughters Sarah and Hannah in Case of Failure of Issue in my Son Jeremiah to the Use and Behoof of the Heirs of the Respective Bodies of my two said Daughters lawfully to be begotten and if either of my said Daughters shall dye without Issue then to the Use of the surviving and other of my said Daughters and the Heirs of their Body lawfully to be begotten and in default of such Issue to the Use of the Right Heirs of me the said George Staniforth for eve And I do give and bequeath to my Son Jeremiah his Executors and Administrators all those two Closes in Barlbrough in the Parish of Eckington in the County of Derby commonly (ligature) called or known by the Names of the Stork and the Kiln Wood which I = hold for a long term of years from the Rector of Saint Ankman’s Church in Derby and Whereas I am entitled to a Reversion and Remainder = = = expectant on the Death of my Sister Mary Newbold Widow in Case she dye without Issue of her Body begotten of or in diverse Messuages = Lands Tenements and Hereditaments in Ecclesall in the Parish of = = Sheffield in the County of York and xxx also seized in Fee of divers other Lands and Tenements in Ecclesall aforesaid and have also lately purchased dives other Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments of Thomas Cook Esquire of Dublin or some other Place in Ireland being into the Estate of Thomas Ash Esquire Deceased that is to say The large House near the Cross in Barlbrough with the Lands belonging and as the same were late in the possession of William Chadderton, Southgate House and Farm as the same were late in the possession of Emmanuel Richardson lying in the several Parishes of Barlbrough Whitwell and Clown in the County of Derby and am also seized in Fee of a Wood called Trapwood or part of Catliff Delves and of two Closes thereto adjoining called Wood Closes together with the Great Tythes of the said Wood and Closes which said Wood and Closes were xxxxx purchased of Jossina Bridges but were formerly the Estate of John Shipley and are situate lying and being in Catliff in the parish of Rotherham in the County of York and the Tythes of Two Closes in the Liberty of Brinsworth in the County of York purchased by me of Robert Wharin Also the Great Tythe of that Farm late in the possession of John Landson in Catliff aforesaid the property of Robert Thompson and also the Great Tythes of the Lands of Shipley Kesteven in the Occupation of Peter Steele and also the Great Tythes of two small Farms one in the possession of Samuel Hardley and the other in the possession of Samuel Hall late the Estate of Mr. Edmund Swift of Darnexx with several Cottages or Tenements and Shops in Blind Lane in Sheffield aforesaid all the above mentioned Estates I give and devise to the aforesaid Francis Bower and Samuel Turner and the survivor of them and the Heirs of such Survivors In Trust to be by them disposed of sold settled and conveyed at such times and in such manner as is herein after more particularly = declared and opposed concerning the same and it is my Will and Desire
p. 5 of document and I do hereby Direct and appoint that all those Lands in Ecclesall = aforesaid whereof I now stand seized in Fee be sold by my aforesaid Trustees as soon as they conveniently can and that they pay or cause to be paid to my eldest Daughter Sarah (now the Wife of Mr. Thomas Clark of Chesterfield) the Sum of One Thousand Pounds out of the Money arising from the Sale of the said Lands as soon as they shall = receive the same and I do hereby give and bequeath the said Sum of One Thousand Pounds to my said Daughter Sarah to be paid as aforesaid and it is also my Will and Desire and I Do hereby Direct and appoint that as soon as my Daughter Hannah Staniforth shall arrive at the Age of one and twenty years or marry which shall first happen that the said Francis Bower and Samuel Turner my Trustees shall settle upon my Son Charles Staniforth all that my said Messuage or Tenement and Lands with their Appurtenances = so called Southgate House and Farm he paying thereout to my Daughter Hannah the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds and suffering the said Estate to be entailed upon the lawful issue of his Body and in the same manner as the Lands and estates herein before devised to my Son = = = Jeremiah are settled But if my said Son Charles refuse to pay the said Sum of Five Hundred Pounds to my said Daughter Hannah or to suffer the said Estate to be entailed as aforesaid then I Direct and appoint that my said Trustees or the Survivor of them of the Heirs of such Survivors settle and convey the said Estate to and upon my said Daughter Hannah or sell it for her Use as they in their = = Discretion shall judge most convenient for her And Whereas my Son Charles is intitled (sic!) to a copyhold Estate in the Parish of Eckington aforesaid expectant on the Death of my Sister Mary Newbold Widow in Case she dye without Issue In case and upon condition that my said Son Charles convey and settle the said Estate to and upon my Son Jeremiah I Do hereby further Direct and appoint in Lieu thereof my aforesaid Trustees the Survivor of them or the Heirs of such Survivor Do and shall convey and settle to and upon my said Son Charles intaled (sic!) as aforesaid all the aforesaid Tythes in the several Liberties of Catliff and Brinsworth (the Great Tythes of the Wood called Trapwood these of the two adjoining closes called Wood Closes only excepted) and Whereas my said Son Charles stands bound to me in one Bond or Obligation conditioned for the payment of a certain Sum I further Will and Direct that upon the aforesaid condition namely my said Son Charles convey the aforesaid copyhold Estate to my Son Jeremiah the said Bond or Obligation be given to my said Son Charles to whom I hereby give and bequeath the said Bond upon the aforesaid Condition But if my said Son Charles be not willing to convey to my Son Jeremiah the said copyhold Estate as aforesaid then I do hereby will Direct and appoint that the aforesaid Tythes at Catliff and Brinsworth together with the Money conditioned to be paid upon the aforesaid Bond may be disposed of to and amongst my other children by my aforesaid Trustees at such times and in such manner as they in their Discretion shall think best And further if it shall so happen that my Daughter Sarah have Issue Male or Female then in that Case I give and bequeath to my said Daughter the further Sum of Five Hundred Pounds = over and above the Sum herein and hereby before bequeathed to her
p. 6 of document (208) which Sum of Five Hundred Pounds I hereby Direct and appoint shall be paid to her when such Issue shall attain the Age of one and twenty Years but that Interest for the said Sum after the Rate of Three Pounds Ten Shillings in the Hundred to be paid to her during the Minority of such Issue such annual Interest to commence at the Birth thereof but if my said Daughter have no Issue that shall live to attain the said Age of one and twenty Years then I hereby Direct and appoint that the said Legacy of Five Hundred Pounds shall devolve to my Executors to be by them disposed of which the Residue of my = = personal Estate in such manner and for such purposes as is herein after more particularly declared and expressed concerning the same = And I further Direct and appoint that my House near the Cross in Barbrough (sic!) with the Lands and Appurtenances thereto belonging & together with the Wood called Trapwood and the two adjoining Closes which are usually called Wood Closes in Catliff aforesaid with the – Great Tythes of the said Wood and Closes and my Cottages Tenements (ligature) and Shops in Sheffield aforesaid be by my aforesaid Trustees the Survivor of them or the Heirs of such Survivor conveyed and settled upon my Daughter Hannah Staniforth or sold for her use as soon as she shall attain to her Age of one and twenty Years or marry which shall first happen but with this Caution Nevertheless that such of my aforesaid = Estates as my Trustees shall think proper to settle upon my said Daughter Hannah be by them as xpartly valued as they possibly can to the Intent that that they may be thereby enabled to make her Fortune as nearly as possible equal to her Sister Sarah’s which I = thereby will and desire may be done And my further Will and Desire is and I do hereby Direct and appoint that the Rents Issues and Profits of the several Estates above directed to be settled on my Daughter Hannah shall be taken and received by the said Francis Bower and Samuel Turner my Trustees the Survivor of them or the Heirs of such Survivors until my said Daughter Hannah attain to her Age of one and twenty Years or marry which shall first happen And I do hereby direct that the said Rents and Profits be applied to the Maintenance and Duration of my said Daughter Hannah during her Minority or until she marry as aforesaid And Whereas a Year Rent Charge of twenty Shillings and another of Six = Shillings and Eight Pound due and payable to the oversees of the poor of the parish of Barlbrough for the time being are each of them issuable out of all or some of my Lands and Tenements in Barlbrough aforesaid now I do hereby charge the same upon one Close called the Long Pingle above devised to my Son Jeremiah And my Will and Mind is that both the said Rent Charges be payable and paid out of the Rents and Profits thereof And it is my further Will and Desire and I do hereby further direct and point that my Executors and Trustees lend to my Son Jeremiah the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds out of my personal Estate as a Stock to enable him to carry on and support himself in Trade and Business and to take his Security for the Land by which means they may have it in their Power to release the said Sum to his Use or recover it out of his Lands according to the good or ill Use he appears to make of it and according as he behaves himself of which behaviour I hereby appoint and declare my said Trustees Judges and empower
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and desire them to act herein at their own Discretion And after the payment of all my just Debts Funeral Expenses and Legacies as aforesaid I do hereby will and direct that my aforesaid Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Heirs Executors and Administrators of such Survivor = shall pay and apply the Residue and Remainder of the Money = = arising from my Lands and Personal Estate to and amongst my = Children at such times and in such manner as they in their Discretion shall Judge must reasonable and convenient It being my Will and desire and I do hereby declare the same to my said Trustees that they may not act with Partiality or show any particular Respect to any of my Children but that their several and respective Fortunes may be made as nearly equal as they can possibly make them And I do give and bequeath to my said Trustees the Sum of Five Guinea each for accepting and for their Trouble in discharging the aforesaid Trust And I do hereby will direct and appoint that my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor shall and may deduct take and retain all reasonable and necessary Charges and Expenses which they either or any of them shall or may sustain pay or be put in the Execution of this my last Will And I do hereby declare that they either or any of them shall
A Codicil of the last Will and Testament of me George Staniforth of Barlbrough in the County of Derby Gent. My further Will and Desire is And I do hereby further Direct and appoint That Whereas a Marriage Hath been lately had and solemnized = between my eldest Daughter Sarah and Mr. Thomas Clark of Chesterfield before which marriage a contract was agreed upon & wherein it was stipulated that I should pay to the said Mr. Clark the Sum of One Thousand Pounds as a Fortune with my said Daughter provided and upon condition that he settle upon my said
p. 7 of document (209) said (sic!) Daughter and their Joint Issue a good and Indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in Lands to the Value of Fifty Pounds Yearly which Contract is not Yet executed, Upon the above Condition and not = _ = otherwise I confirm the Bequest of a Thousand Pounds in the Body of my Will to my said Daughter But upon non-performance of the= above mentioned contract ///> on the part of the said Mr. Clark then I hereby revoke the sais Bequest and direct the said Sum to be - disposed of by my Trustees mentioned in the Body of my Will = = together with my other Estates as is therein directed And I do further direct that the Interest of the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds = = = mentioned in the Body of my Will to be paid to my Daughter Sarah in Case she have Issue be paid and applied towards the Maintenance and Education of such Issue During their Minority And Whereas by my said Will I have given and devised divers Lands = Tenements and Hereditaments to my Son Jeremiah I hereby give and devise all the said Estates to my Trustees mentioned in my said Will the Survivor of the and the Heirs of such Survivor In Trust to pay thereout to my said Son Jeremiah the Amenity or yearly Sum of twenty Pounds and to settle the said Estates upon my said Son, his issue and amongst the Rest of my Children at their Discretion and according as my said Son appears to them to behave himself And I desire they may lend my said Son the Sum of Four Hundred Pounds instead of the Three Hundred mentioned in my said Will And under the same Provisions and Conditions And I do declare this to be part of my last Will to all intents and Purposes In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the seventh Day of February one Thousand seven Hundred and fifty seven – George (ligature) Staniforth - Signed sealed published and declared by the said George Staniforth as and for a Codicil to is last Will and Testament in the Presence of us William Machon William Foy .,-
On the twenty third Day of August in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and fifty seven Administration (with the Will and Codicil annexed of the Goods Chattels and Credits of George Staniforth late of Barlbrough in the County of Derby deceased was = = granted to Hannah Staniforth Widow the Relict of the said Deceased (for that the Reverend Francis Bower Clark and Samuel Turner the Executors and Residuary Legatees In Trust for the Children named in the said Will of the said deceased who have consumed as well the = Execution of the said Will and Codicil as also Letters od Administration with the said Will and Codicil annexed) of the Goods of the said Deceased and Charles Staniforth and Sarah Clarke (Wife of Thomas Clarke) two of the natural and lawful Children of the said Deceased and as such two of the Residuary Legatees substituted in the said Will have also renounced the Letters of Administration (with the said Will and Codicil annexed) of the Goods of the said Deceased and John Foljambe the Curator or Guardian lawfully assigned to Jeremiah Staniforth and Hannah Staniforth Spinster Minors the other natural and lawful Children of the said Deceased and as such the other substituted Residuary Legatees named in the said Will hath = likewise renounced the Letter of Administration (with the said Will
p. 8 of document and Codicil annexed) of the Goods of the said Deceased, having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer for Ex: (ligature)