Dated 1782

Below is the will of Thomas Stanyforth The Elder of The Marsh, Eckington, this is a work in progress.

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Staniforth the Elder of the Marsh in the parish of Eckington in the county of Derby, plasterer, being of sound mind memory and understanding do this sixth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following.

First I give divide and bequeath unto my sons John Staniforth, Jacob Staniforth, George Staniforth and Amos Staniforth all this my Copyhold…