Will of Thomas Titterton, 1679

Will of   Thomas Titterton             Date Made         1 May 1679   Place            Ashbourne, Derbys

Inventory  11 December 1679             Buried 11 December 1679

In the name of god Amen.  The first day of may Anno domini 1679 And in the thirty  first year of the Raigne of our Sovereign Lord king Charles the Second  I Thomas Titterton of  Milne Meadow Head in the parrish of Ashburne and County of Derby yeoman beinge in perffect health and sound memory praised be god.  And Calling to mind the Certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time I may live doe thereffore make this my Last will and Testament in manner and Form Following  And First I Commend my Soul in to the hands Almighty god my maker hopinge in his mercy and by the  Application of the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have Remission of all my Sinnes And for  my body I Commit it to the earth to be buried in Such decent manner as Shall be thought  meet

And touching my worldly Estate my will and mind is that such debts that I do owe be  honestly paid and satisfyed and for the rest of my Estate I give and bequeath in manner and form  following

First I give and bequeath unto my brother Richard Titterton my fowling peece and unto his wife ten shillings as a token of my love

I give and bequeath unto the children of Richard Titterton currier deceased eight pounds equally amongst them to be paid them with  in a year after my decease  And I give unto George Titterton and Thomas Titterton sons of my  brother Edward Titterton deceased ether of them ten pounds to be paid them within  eighteen months after my decease if they return home out of the Kings servis where at present they are or if they return at any time after the end of eighteen months after my decease

I give unto Dorothy Millward wife of Richard Millward of Snelsdale orchard ten pounds to be paid within a year after my decease

I give unto Edward Titterton tailor son of my brother Edward Titterton deceased ten pounds

I give and bequeath unto William Allen Thomas Allen and Richard Allen sons of William Allen Late of Highfeeld in the County of Stafford deceased ten pounds to be equally divided amongst them

I give and bequeath unto every of  the daughters of my cusen William Titterton of Ashburne  shoemaker except his daughters Ann  and Margaret ten pounds a peece And my mind and will is that all and every of the legacies before mentioned for payment whereof noe time is mentioned shall be paid within twelf months  after my decease  And Touching and Concerninge all my Lands and Tenements and Hereditaments I give  and bequeath the same as following  Imprimus I give and bequeath all my lands tenements and hereditaments unto Margaret my dear wife during her natural life if she continues soule and from and immediately after her death or second marriage which shall first happen I give devise and bequeath unto my cusen William Titterton son of my brother Nicholas Titterton all  those lands in Kniveton nowe in the possession of Richard Lee and called Knowne by the names of Wim wood the overbreakes and the netherbreakes other wise the newbreakes with all houses buildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging for and during his natural life and after to his son Thomas during the term of his natural life and to his heir male forever and for want of Such Issue then to Thomas Titterton another son of my brother Nicholas Titterton and to his heirs male and for want of such issue to Humphrey Titterton son of my brother George Titterton and  his heirs male and for want of such issue to William Titterton son of my cusen Richard Titterton currier deceased and to his heir male and for want of such ishue then to the right heir males of me the said Thomas Titterton forever provided Allwaies and mind and will is that my said cusen William Titterton within five years next after my decease and my wifes shall well and truly pay unto everyone of the daughters of my cusen William  Titterton of Ashburne shoemaker the sum of forty Shillings a peece And also that he and all and every the said other persons to whom the said land shall descend and Come by virtue of these presents during the lifetime of my cusen William Titterton afore said of Ashburne shoemaker shall well and truly pay to the said William Titterton during  his natural life the some of eight pounds a year at the feast days of the annunciation of our blessed Lady St mary and St michael the ArchAngel by equal portions the  first payment to be made at which of the said feasts shall first happen next after the decease of me and my wife provided it fall not within four months after both our  deceases

my further mind and will that if the said lands shall happen by virtue of these presents to descend and come unto either the said Humphrey Titterton or William Titterton or either of their heirs that then bee or they to whom the same shall happen by virtue of these presents to descend as aforesaid shall well and truly satisfy and pay to everyone of the daughters of the said William Titterton son of George Titterton which shall then be living five pounds a peece  And my further mind and will is that if either of the aforesaid  eight pounds a year unto the said William Titterton or the aforesaid forty shillings  or five pounds apeece shall happen to be unpaid to all or any of the daughters of the said William Titterton contrary to this my will and as before is mentioned that then it shall  be lawful for all or any of the said persons to enter upon all and every of my said  lands in Kniveton and to hold and enjoy the same until they every of them shall be  fully satisfied and paid what I have herein before bequeathed unto them with all  arrears of the said annuity if there be any behind   .

I give devise and bequeath unto the said Richard Titterton son of my said brother  Nicholas Titterton all those my closes or parcels of land called Spen Lane Closes  lying within Mappleton in the said county of Derby now in the tenure of William Walter together with the barn standing in the same to have and to hold all pounds all and every  the premises with their Appurtenances unto the said Richard \Titterton/ during his natural life and after his decease to his heirs males of the body of the said Richard Titterton lawfully begotten or to be begotten And for want of such ishue to William Titterton  brother of the said Richard Titterton during his natural life and after his decease to the heirs male of the said William lawfully begotten or to be begotten And for  want os such ishue then unto Thomas Titterton another of the brothers of the said  Richard Titterton and the heirs male of his body and for want of such ishue unto the right heirs \males/ of me the said Thomas Titterton forever and provided alwaies  And my mind and will is that whichsoever of the persons before mentioned shall enjoy the last  mentioned closes and lands during the natural life of my brother Nicholas Titterton  shall yearly satisfy and pay unto him the said Nicholas Titterton during his life the some of three pounds at the Feast days of St michael the ArchAngel And the  Annunciation of our blessed Lady St Mary by equal portions the first payment to begin  at which of the feast days shall happen next after the decease of me and my  wife or within ten days after And in case the said three pounds or any part of it shall happen to be \behind/ unpaid contrary unto this my will that then and so often as the former  shall be in arrear it shall and may be lawful for the said Nicholas Titterton And his  Assigns into the last mentioned lands to enter and the same to have and enjoy until the annuity aforesaid and the arrears of the same if any be fully satisfied and paid

I give devise and bequeath unto Edward Titterton son of my late brother Edward Titterton \deceased/ all that parcel of land called Dedikes Pingell and all that meadow called Conglary Meadowe lying and being in Clifton offcoate or underwood or some of them now  in the tenure of Francis Fox to have and hold the said Pingell and meadow with their appurtenances unto the said Edward Titterton during his natural life and after his decease to the heirs male of his body And for want of such ishue then to William Titterton son of Richard Titterton currier late of Ashburne and grand child to my brother Edward Titterton deceased and the heirs male of his body lawfully ishuing and for want of such ishue then unto Thomas Titterton brother  of the aforesaid Edward Titterton and the heirs male of his body and for want  of such ishue then unto the right heirs males of me the said Thomas Titterton forever provided alwaies that if William Titterton elder brother of the said Edward Titterton now in his majesties service be living and return again that then my mind is the said William during his natural life shall have yearly paid to him out of the premises the sum of three pounds  at the feast of our blessed Lady St mary and St michael the ArchAngel by  equal portions the first payment to begin at which of the \said/ feasts shall happen next after the decease of me and my wife and if the said three pounds or any part of it due happen to be behind and unpaid that then and for often it shall be lawful for the said William Titterton and his assigns into the said pingell and meadow to  enter and the same to enjoy until the said three pounds with all arrears of the same if any be fully paid

I give and bequeath unto my cusen Thomas Titterton grand child to my  brother George Titterton for his life all that Close that lies next unto Ashburne being late the lands of my brother William Titterton deceased and heretofore purchas ed of Edward Buxton deceased and lying in the offcote and underwood and after his decease to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such ishue  unto Humphrey Titterton his uncle and his heirs male and for want of such ishue to the right heirs male of mee Thomas Titterton forever

I give and bequeath unto the beffore named Richard Titterton sonne of my brother Nicholas Titterton all that Pingle lyeinge in offcoate and underwood abutting upon the Lane Leading ffrom the Lowe top to Ashburne greene and in the posession of John Jackson to have and to hould to him and his heires male forever

my mind and will is that the said Thomas Titterton sonn of my Cusen William Titterton  and grandchild to my brother George Titterton deceased and his heires shall From time to time Satisfye and pay all Cheese Rent feild rent and taxes whatsoever which shall  anyway groe dew for the Pingel last mentioned and of and from the same save harmeles him the said Richard Titterton his heires and Asignes and in any case of failoure then it  Shall be lawfull for him the Sayd Richard Titterton and his heires into the Close aforesaid devised unto the said Thomas Titterton to enter and distraine and the distres taken to detain and keepe until the shall be reinbursed and paid what the shall or may be damnifyed by the said \blot/Thomas Titterton or his heires not \ hole / performing as before mentioned

I give unto my Cusen Humphrey Titterton sonn of my brother George Titterton thirty pounds to be paid him within a yeare affter my decease.

I give devise and bequesth unto the before named Thomas Titterton grand  child to my brother George Titterton all that my messuage or Tennement in Clifton which I lately bought of Thomas Cockane Esq nowe devided into fore dwellinges in the tenure or ocupation of the sayd Humphrey Titterton Goerge Froggatt and Humphrey Orme to have and to hould the same unto the sayd Thomas Titterton dureing his naturall life and after his decease to the heires male of his body And for want of such Ishue then unto his uncle Humphry Titterton and the heires male of his body And For want of such Ishue unto the right heires male of mee the said Thomas Titterton for ever

I give and bequeath unto the beffore named Thomas Titterton grand  child of my brother George Titterton all my heir loomes in my house at Clifton and likewise all my Chamber at my neither house at Clifton and all my heire loomes at the Milne Meadow Head and all the wood or timber Lyinge in the newe barne which George Froggatt houlds and all heire loomes in George  Froggatts house

it is alsoe my will that if any difference arese or happen betixt any of the persons named in this will touching any things mentioned in my Said will that the same difference shall be to deter mined by \my/ Cusen Thomas Hill (of erased) the elder of upper mathffeeld And my brother Richard Titterton and in case any persons refusinge to have noe  benefit of this my will And I give unto the sayd Thomas Hill and my brother Richard Titterton each of them Five shillinges apeece Lastly I give and bequeath all the rest and residues of my goods and chattells unto my said loveinge wiffe And do Constitute and make her sole Executrixe of this my will and doe appoynt my said brother Richard Titterton Supervisor and Revokeing all Former wills doe publish this to be my last will and Testament the day and yeare above written

Signed sealed and published in the presnce of

Reginald Parker

Sidney Sore

Henery Adams

 

Whereas I have given unto my Cusen Humphrey Titterton sonn of my brother George Titterton thirty pounds by this my will and have since paid him ten pounds now  I doe by this my will give him only twenty pound to be paid him within one year after my decease in leiue of  the sayd thirty pounds  wittness my hand

Signed published in the precens of

Richard Titterton (his mark)

Richard Torr

Sam Baker          

Thomas Titterton             (his mark)