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Francis White

circa 1640 - after 1709


Francis's signature on a mortgage in 1686 (7)

Father Ralph White
Mother Mary Anne Sheldon
Wife Mary Birds
Children Francis, Thomas, Sarah


Francis was probably born between 1635 and 1645 (1) in Sheldon, the son of Ralph and Ann, but nothing is known of him until his marriage to Mary Birds, at All Saints Church Youlgreave on 21st September 1666 (2). At Christmas the following year, by way of a marriage settlement, Francis came into possession of his late uncle Francis's cottage in Monyash, along with some land both there and in Flagg (3). At this time he was described as his father's son and heir, so he was either Ralph's eldest son, or at least the eldest still survivng at that date.

In 1670, he was assessed as having one hearth in Monyash (19). His father died in 1673 (4), and his widowed mother moved in with him sometime between then and the summer of 1678, when Francis surrendered his parents' old home back the Lord of the Manor (5). The reason for this may not have been as simple as him just taking in his elderly mother and giving up the tenancy of his parents home, as it would appear that Francis may have been in some sort of financial difficulty from then on. A few months later, in January 1679, he mortgaged his home in Monyash, to John Chambers of Derby, for 120 (6). Francis defaulted on the payment of this, and in 1685 the debt was sold on for 187 to William Storrs of Chesterfield (7) (8). The following year, Francis appears to have borrowed a further 500 against the property (9) (10).

In 1691, the debt was sold once more, this time to John Bagshaw of Great Hucklow, although about 4 1/2 acres of the land in Flagg was explicitly excluded (11). Within a few months John Bagshaw served notice on Francis to vacate the property (12) (13). I am assuming that Francis and family probably moved to Flagg at this time, where the last of his land was (14).

He was still alive in 1709 (14), but possibly died sometime before 1716 (15).

Only three children are known. Thomas was born in 1674 (16) and Sarah in 1683 (17). He also had a son Francis (18), but his birth date isn't known.


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Bearing in mind the date of his parents marriage in 1635, and his own in 1666.
  2. Parish Register of All Saints, Youlgreave includes the entry:
    [1666] Franciscus White et Maria Birds Nupti Sept 21
  3. A conveyance held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    FILE - Conveyance - ref. CM/276 - date: 26 Dec 1667
    Raph White of Sheldon (co. Derby) to Francis Whyte of Moniash (same co.) son and heir of Raph. Messuages etc. in Monyash and Flagg. Derbyshire for 200, in consideration of a marriage had between Francis and Mary daughter of Thomas Bridg, late of Youlegrave, deceased.
    My transcription of it reads:
    This indenture Made the five & twenith day of December in the Nynteenth yeare of the raigne of our sovraign Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith or Ano[..] Dm 1667 Betweene Raph White of Sheldon in the County of Derbie yeoman of the one [PART] And Francis Whyte of Monniash in the said County son and heire apparent of the said Raph White of the other [PART] Witnesseth That the said Raph White for & in Consideracon of the some of Two hundred ~~~~~~~ Pounds of [......] English money to him paid by the said Francis White at & before the [ensealing] and [del....] of [these .....] the [....] whereof the said Raph Whyte hereby [ac......... & ..... .. & c... ... ..... th...] doth [.. ..... .......] discharge the said Francis White his heirs [....] & administrators & [...] of him for ever by [cha.. .... ... .... for] & in Consideracon [......] of the [gr... ......] naturall [affeccon] [....] the said Raph White hath [....th] towards the said Francis as also [....] & in Consideracon of a marriage already had & solemnized by & betweene him the said Francis White of the one [PART] and Mary [Birds] daughter of Thomas [Birds] late of Youlgreave in the said County [......] of the other [PART] & for [conveying] & [.......] of a [com....... .......... inencoynant ...... ....] the said Francis & Mary his now wife for [their .......] & for [other .... causes] & valuable considerations [h...] hereunto [...... ...] the said Raph White hath Given granted bargayned sould [asigned c......] & confirmed And [in] & by these [intents] doth fully [ch...... .......] absolutely [....] grant bargayne sell asigne [......] & confirm unto the said Francis White his heirs & assignes for ever All that his messuage & tenam~ [....] the [APPURTENANCE] scituate lying & being [....] the towne feilds libties & [........] of Moniash aforsaid & Flagg or eyther of them & whereof Francis White late of Moniashe aforesaid deceased brother of the said Raph was seized at the tyme of his decease And all houses edifice barnes buildings cottage and houses foulde yards [.......... ..........] Stables [tofts] crofts [ba....... meadows ......] pastures [......] woods under woods comons comon or pasture & [turhair .......] libties profits [com.......] & [hereditaments unto the] said messuage & tenement belonginge in any wise apatttayneing with their & [anie] of their rights [members] and [apatenure] & now or later in the [tenure] or occupacon of the said Francis White [Joseph Goodwin] or of their or some of their assignes or under tenants ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And the [...con] & [...cons] remaynder & remaynders [.... .......] yearely profits [..... .. ..] all and singuler the [premisses:] And all the effects right [tyths] Intrest propety charges demands whatsoever of him the said Raph White or wich hee hath may might could should or [of right] ought to have of want of or [to] the same or [aynie pate] or [pacell thereof] And [.......] charters [writinngs receipts] & [munim....] touching or [concidering] the [premisses] or [anie pate] or pacell thereof [wech] the said Raph White now hath or can or may come by [with ane .... in ....] To have & to hold the said messuage & tenemt houses edifices barnes buildings cottags lands tenaments and hereditaments [at] all & singular the premisses [with ....] & [.... of] their rights members and [applemits] unto the said Francis White his heirs and assignes for ever To the [onely ...] and [behoofs] of him the said Francis White his heirs and assignes for ever To be held of the [....] land or lands of the [Fer] or [Fers] thereof by the [rents] & [service] therefore first [....] & of right [accu......] And the said Raph White & his heirs the [....] the said messuage & [..... .. ... .....] cottags barnes buildings lands tenements heraditaments [...... with] their [axplemice] unto the said Francis White & his heirs against him the said Raph White & [h...] [hence] & agaynst all [or anie] other pson & psons & [.aym...] by through from or [.....] him them or anie of them or by his or [their act] or [.........] shall & with warrant upphold & for ever defend by theise [.....] And the said Raph White for himself his heirs exec & Administrators doth [covent] promise & grant to & with the said Francis White his heirs & assignes by these prsente that he the said Raph White [for & ...... ....... .... ....] mater or thinge by him don or to bee don to the contrary now is the [sole] & [true] owner & inheritor of the said messuages & tenemt lands [tents] hereditamts & [.....] & [hath] in himself full [power .....] right & lawfull authority to [give grant] bargayne convey & [ass...] the saime unto the said Francis White & his heirs to the use aforesaid And ye the said Francis White his heirs & assignes for ever heerrafter shall or lawfully may [q...tly] and [peaceably] have hold occupye possesse and enjoy the said messuage and tenemt houses edifices barnes buildings lands Tenemts heraditaments [... ........] to their [.........] according to the true Intent & meaneing by these present absolutely [fixed] and [discharged or uppon] reasonable request well & sufficiently [salve] and [kept Barmlesse] and undamnifide by the said Raph White his heirs execs or Administrators or some of them of and from all & all [mam] of former & [other] bargaynes sales leases wills grants [.......... ..writs] mourgages fynes forfeytures [amoiaments] bonds debts uppon [......] debts and duties [to the king] statute marchaent and of the [stools .... ..... in...... ex....... ...... .... ... ....... .....] rents charges rents [..... .....ags ........ mayn....] issues [...... ...... ...on] and of and from [...] other [......] tythes chargs troubles & [Encumberance whatsoever hi.... .... ... ...... knowledge] or executed by the said Raph White and other pson or psons claymenge by through from or [unto] him The theise rents & [......] from henceforth to [.... ... .. eyether of .... .. ... .. ...... Fer or Fers] [th.....] and [s... right] & [witness .. ... .... ....... .. Margarett .. ... ... .......... .......] hath [....... her life onely ex........] for [........] And [..] said Raph White for him his heirs execs & administrators [.... covent promise] & grant [to] & [.... ......] Francis White his heirs & assignes That he the said Raph White & his heirs ~~~ shall [& with at] all & evrie tyme & tymes herafter at the request [..... & charge] of he the said Francis White his heirs & assignes [make seale ....] acknowledge [..... .....] & execute & cause & [.....] to be [... don] acknowledged [suffered] & executed [..] the said Francis White his heirs & assignes all & evrie [...] lawfull & reasonable act & acts thing & things [conveyance & ass........] in the [land ....... with] by the said Francis White his heirs or assignes or any of them [or] by his or their [co...... ..... ... the law for] to further & latter [assureing] of the said messuage & [tente] lands tenements & hereditaments aforesaid [...] their [.......] to him the said Francis White his heirs & assignes [....] or may be reasonably [devised ......... or] [requiredd] so ye the same containe no further or larger warranty then as aforesaid In witness whereof the said Raph White hereunto [~~~~~~~] hath put his hand and seale the day & yeare First above written [.. ..] 1667 The seale & [....] of the said Raph White
    The main points from this document are:
  4. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [September 1673] 11 Ralph White of Sheldon buryed
  5. A surrender held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    FILE - Surrender - ref. SpSt/100/31
    Date: 13 Jul 1678
    At the Court Baron of Ashford, of William, Duke of Devonshire.
    Francis White and Mary his wife, and Anne White, surrender to the Lord of the Manor; one messuage in Sheldon with the appurtenances containing 3 bays; one kitchen containing 1 bay; one barn with straw, containing 2 bays; one other barn with tiles; one stable containing by estimation one bay; 5 roods of land; 3 gardens lying in the west of a messuage now divided in 2 closes; that of David Frost, east, and Francis White, west; 3 roods of land lying in a close called Le Croftheads; one rood of land near a close called Le Butts; 1 acre of land in a close called Edge Peech; 1 acre of land in a close called Swiftlands; 1 roods of land called le Meadow; 5 roods land called Le Tansie; 1 acre land called Marr furlong; 1 acres of land called Marr furlong; 1 close called Le Peech close, now divided in 2 parts, containing by estimation 9 roods.
  6. A mortgage held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    FILE - Mortgage - ref. CM/285 - date: 21 Jan 1679
    Francis White of Moniash (co. Derby) to John Chambers of Derby Messuages etc. in Monyash and Flagg lately the property of Francis White, deceased, brother of Ralph, father of Francis, party to the deed, for 120.
    My transcription of it reads:
    This indenture made the one and Twentith day of January in the Thirtith yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Kinge defender of the faith of and and in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand six hundred seaventy eight [........] Francis White of Moniash in the County of Derby yeoman of the one parte and John Chambers of Derby in the said County of Derby gen[t] of the other parte Witnesseth that the said Francis White for and in consideracon of the sume of one hundred and Twenty pounds of good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by the said John Chambers at and before the ensealing and delivery herof the receipt whereof hee the said Francis Whitedoth hereby acknowledge and and thereof and every part thereof doth hereby acquitt exonerate and discharge the said John Chambers his heyres executors and Administrators and every of them for ever by theis presente hath demised granted bargained and sould and doth hereby demise grant bargaine and sell unto the said John Chambers his executors Administrators and Assignes All that messuage Farme or Tenement with appurtenances situate lyinge of beinge within the Towne feilds libertyes and territoryes of Moniash aforesaid and Flagg or either of them and whereof Francis White deceased brother of Ralph White late father of the said Francis White party to these presente was seized at the time of his death And all houses edifices barnes buildings cotages outhouses fould yards gardens stables crofts [bai.sides] meadowes [leasees] pastures footings woods underwoods Comons comon of pasture and [turbarie] easements libertyes profitts Comodityes and hereditaments unto the said messuage or Tenement belongeinge or in any wise appertaining with their and either of theire rights members and appurtenances and now or late in the possession or occupacon of the said Francis White party to theise assents or his undertennant or undertennants And the [renenton] and [renencons] remainder and remainders rents and [service] thereof or of every [porchons] of To have and to hould the said messuage Farm or tenement lands tenemts and heraditaments and all and singular other the premisses with every of there apputenances unto the said John Chambers his his executors Administrators and Assignes for and dureing and until the full and and terme of five hundred years from the day of the date hereof to bee [acionyted] and fully to be Compleat and [ended yeildinge] and payinge therefore yearely and every yeare during the said terme unto the said Francis White his heyres and Assignes one peppercorne at xpmas onely if the same bee lawfully demanded provided neverthelesse and upon this Condicon that if hee the said Francis White his heyres Executors Administrators and Assigns or any of them shall well and truly pay or cause to bee paid unto the said John Chambers his executors Administrators and Assignes or some of them the full sume of Three pounds and twelve shillings of good and lawfull money of England in and upon the second day of July now next ensueinge and the full sume of one hundred twenty three pounds twelve shillings of like lawfull money of England in and upon the twenty second day of January which shall be in the yeare of our Lord one Thousand six hundred seaventy and nine both which payments to bee made at or in the now dwelling house of the said John Chambers situate in Derby aforesaid over and above all taxes levyes and assessments yssuing out of or payable for the same Then this present deed and every matter matter and thinge herein containedshall cease determin and become utterly voyd to all intents and purposes whatsoever anythinge herein Contained to the Contrary in any wise not with standinge And the said Francis White doth hereby for himself & his heyres Executors and Aministrators and every of them Covenant grant and agree to and with the said John Chambers his executors Administrators and Assignes and to and with every of them in manner and forme followinge that is to say that it shall and may bee lawfull to and for the said John Chambers his Executors Administrators and Assignes and to and for every of them frome time to time and at all times for and during the terme aforesaid frome and after default of payment of all or any the [monies] in the Provisoe before menconed peacably and quietly to have & hould and enjoy all and singular the premises with there and every of theire appurtenances without any lawfull lets to trouble hinderance [eviccon] or [inter...ion] of the said Francis White party to theise presente or of any other person or persons whatsoever And that free and [Heare] and freely and [Hearly] acquitted exonerated and discharged or otherwise upon reasonable request well and sufficiently [saves harnesesse] and [indamnifphied same] from all and all manner of [f...er] and other bargaines sailes guifts grants leases joyntures dowers wills intails statuts Judgments & peticons debts and duetys to the kinge and of and from all other titles troubles Charges and [minumfenames] whatsoever And further that hee the said Francis White party to these presente and Mary his wife and theire heyres shall and will from time to time and at all times dureing the the terme of seaven yeares next after defalt of payment of all or any the moneys in the provisoe before menconed at the request of the said John Chambers his Executors Administrators and Assignes but at the proper debts and Charges of the said Francis White party to theise presente or his heyres make doe suffer acknowledge levy or apointe or cause and promise to be [...] made suffered acknowledged levyed apointed any such fine or fines feoffment or feoffments recovery or recoveryes or [make] any suchfurther or other assurances of the premisses as shalle requisite and require for the further and better [assurainge] and more sure makinge of the premisses every or any part [th.....] the said John Chambers his executors Administrators and Assignes for the terme aforesaid And lasty that hee the said Francis White party to theise presente his heyres Executors Administrators and Assignes or some of them shall shall and will pay or cause to bee paid unto the said John Chambers his executors Administrators and Assignes or some of them [all] the money menconed provisoe aforesaid at the days and times [limitted] for payment thereof without any deduccon or abatement for taxes leaveys or assesments or for any other Cause matter or thinge whatsoever And lastly [it is] Conveniant granted [Com...ded] and fully agreed by and betweene the partyes above said that it shall and may bee lawfulyy to and for the said francis White his heyres and Assignes to have hould and enjoy all and singular the premisses with every of their appurtenances until default of payment of all or any the moneys in the provisoe before menconed without any [accopmt] thereof to bee rendred for the same In witnesse whereof the parties above said have to these present Indentures Interchangeably putt their hande and seal the day and year first [...............]
    Francis White

    The main points from this document are: * Note: The date is from the Julian calendar, so for 1678, read 1679. See note in glossary
  7. An assignment held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    FILE - Assignment - ref. CM/298 - date: 14 Jan 1686
    John Chambers of Derby to William Storrs of Chesterfield, Francis White of Monyash also being a party. Messuage and appurtenances in Monyash and Flagg conveyed by Francis White to John Chambers with equity of redemption for the remainder of 500 years for 187 18s.
    My transcription of it reads:
    This indenture [..........] made the Fourteenth day of January in first yeare of the raigne of our sovraigne Lord James the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Kinge Defender of the Faith [or ....] in the yeare of our Lord God 168[.] Betweene John Chambers of Derby in the County of Derby gent of the First parte, Francis White of Monyash in the said County of Derby yeoman of the second parte And William Storrs of Chesterfield in the said County of Derby Wollen Draper of the third parte Whereas the said Francis White by his indenture bearing Date the one and twentith day of january in the thirtith yeare of the raigne of our late sovraigne Lord King Charles the second For the Consideracons therein [.....]Did Demise grant bargaine & sell unto the said John Chambers his Executors Administrators and Assignes All that messuage Farme or tenement with the appurtenances situate lyinge and being within the [........] libertyes and territoryes of Monyash aforesaid and Flagge or either of them and whereof Francis White deceased brother of Ralph White late father of the said Francis White party to these assents was seized at the time of his death And all houses edifices barnes buildings Cottages outhouses fould yards gardens stables crofts [........] meadowes [....... pastures Feedings] woods underwoods Comons Porcon of pastures & [th..... ......] liberties [..fitts] comodities & hereditaments unto the said messuage or tenement belonginge or in any wise apptaininge with their and every of their rights members & appurtenances & then or late in the possession or occupacon of the said Francis White party to these presente or his undertennant or undertennants And this [perrercoll] & [prerercons] remainder & remainders & rents and demices thereof and of every parte thereof To have and hold the said messuage Farme ot tenement lands tenements and hereditaments and all and singular other the premisses with every of their appurtenances unto the said John Chambers his executors Administrators & Assignes for & dureing and untill the full end and terme of Five hundred yeares from the day of the Date thereof to [accompred] & fully to be [....... ......] In which said Indenture there is a provisoe or Condicon contained that if he the said Francis White his heires Executors Administrators & Assignes or any of them should well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Chambers his Executors Administrators & Assignes or some of them the full sume of three pounds and twelve shillings of good and lawfull money of England in and upon the twenty second day day of July then next causinge and the full sume of one hundred twenty three pounds twelve shillings of like lawfull money of England in & upon the twenty second day of January which should be in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred seaventy nine Both which payments to be made at or in the then dwellinge house of the said John Chambers & situate in Derby aforesaid over & above all taxes leavys & assesments [Coming] out of or payable for the same Then the said Deed & every matter and thing therein Contained should be as determined & conttained utterly voyd to all intents and purposes whatsoever anything therein Contained to the Contrary in any wise notwithstandinge With divers covenants & agreements in the aforesaid Indenture mentioned As in and by the same [..lacon] thereunto being had it doth & may more fully & at large appeare And whereas the aforesaid sumes of three pounds and twelve shillings and one hundred twenty three pounds twelve shillings were not paid or tendred to be paid at the times & place according to this provisoe aforesaid & as yet remaine unpaid by reason whereof all and singular the before menconed premisses with their appurtenances & every part thereof became forfeited unto the said John Chambers & his executors Administrators & Assignes for all the remainder of the aforesaid terme of Five hundred yeares and by reason thereof the absolte Estate of all the premises did in Law become vested & setled in the said John Chamber & his Executors Administrators & Assignes for all the remainder of the aforesaid terme of five hundred years and by reason that the said John Chambers for and in Consideracon of the sume of one hundred Eighty seaven pounds & eighteen shillings of lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by the said William Storrs at or before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt thereof he the said John Chambers doth hereby acknowledge & thereof & every part thereof doth [acqu....] lease & discharge the said William Storrs his heirs Executors Administrators and every of them forever by theise presente He the said John Chambers by and with the consent direccon & appointment of the said Francis White [...fied] by being made a party to theis presente & sealing and Delivering hereof hath bargained sold assigned and sett over And doth hereby bargaine sell Assigne and sett overunto him the said William Storrs his Executors Administrators & Assignes All and singular the before mentioned premisses with their and every of their appurtenances and every part & parcell thereof And all his the said John Chambers his Estate right title interest [...... ......] & Domaine whatsoever of in or to the same or any part or parcell thereof To have and to hold All and singular the said premisses with every of their appurtenances and every part & parcell thereof unto him the said William Storrs his Executors Administrators and Assignes for and dureing all the rest and residue of the aforesaid term of five hundred years yet to come & unexpired in as large ample beneficiall manner and forme to all intents and purposes as the said John Chambers his Executors Administratorsor Assigns may might should or in any wise ought to have & enjoy the same by force & vertue of the said in part [...cited] Indenture or Deed of mortgage or other wise howsoever And the said John Chambers doth hereby for himself his heires Executors and Administrators Covenant grant & [a....se] to and with him the said William Storrs his Executors Administrators & Assignes and every of them by theise presente that the said William Storrs his Executors Administrators & Assigns shall and may from time to time & at all times for and dureing the remainder of the aforesaid terme of Five hundred yeares peacably and quietly have hold and enjoy all and every the premisses hereby Assigned and every part and parcell thereof for and notwithstandinge any Act matter or thing whatsoever done suffered or Consented unto by him the said John Chambers his heirs or Assignes or by his or their or any of their assent Consent [privity] or promisement And the said Francis White doth hereby for himself hie heirs Executors & Administrators Covenant promise and grant to & with the said John Chambers his heires Executors & Administrators & every of them in manner following that is to say that he the said Fancis White his heirs Executors & Administrators shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter save [feexhaumles] and indempnifies the said John Chambers his heirs Executors and Administrators & every of them of and from all such [costs cost] trouble Charge & Damage and Expencse as he or they or any of them shall or may sustaine or be putt unto either at Law or in Equity for or by reason of the making of theor presente or for or by reason of any matter Charge sentence or thinge whatsoever herein contained In witness whereof the partyes above said have to these present Indentures interchangeably sett their [...............]
    John Chambers Francis White

    The main points from this document are:
  8. A bond held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    Reference: CM/299
    Bond
    Creation dates: 3 May 1686
    Francis White of Moniash bound to William Storrs of Chesterfield in 80 to keep the covenant of even date.
    The top 6 lines are in Latin, so I have no idea what they say, but they include the phrases: "Francis White De Moniashe ... yeoman" & "William Storrs De Chesterfield ... Woollen Draper" & "1686".
    The next section is in English. My transcription of it reads:
    The Condicon of this present Obligacon is such that if the above bounden Francis White his heirs Executors and Admins and every of them shall and Doe For his and their parts in all thinges [make] truely observe performe Fulfill accomplishe and keep all and singular the covenants promises gifts grants and agreements [whatsoever,] which on his and their parts and behalfes and or ought to bee observed pformed Fullfilled accomplished and [fext] Comprised and menconed in one Deed of Indenture bearinge even Date ..th these presents Made or expresses to bee made betweene the said Francis White on the one part And the above named William Storrs on the other part and that in and by all things according to the Contents purposses true intent & Meaneing of the same Indenture Then this present Obligacon to bee [now] and of none effort or els to stand Remaine and bee in Full Force off it and virtue.
    Francis White

  9. A lease and release held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    Reference: CM/300-301
    Mortgage (lease and release)
    Creation dates: 29 Sep
    Francis White of Monyashe to William Storrs of Chesterfield. Messuage in Monyash, where the said Francis dwells, and certain closes called the kilne close, the parke, the over lydiate, the Nether Lydiate, the calfe crofte, the backside, the over close, the Neather Nythinges, the over Nythinges, the two dale closes and several closes called the longacres, over crowshawe and nether crowshawe, and a barne in Flagg
    My transcription of the lease (CM/300) reads:
    This indenture made the eight and twentieth day of September In the Second yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord james the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Kinge Defender of the fayth Or Annoq Dni 1686 Between francis White of Monyashe in the County of Derby yeoman on the one parte And William Storrs of Chesterfield in the Sd County of Derby Woollen Draper the other parte witnesseth that the said Francis White for and in consideracon of the sume of Five shillings to him in hand paid by the said William Storrs at and before the sealinge and delivery of these presents The Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth accquit and discharge the said William Storrs his Executors and Administrators by these presents hath bargayned and sold And by these presents doth bargayne and sell unto the said William Storrs his Executors and Administrators All that messuage house or tenement in Monyashe aforesaid wherein the said Francis doth now inhabit And all those severall and respective Closes inclosures [peeres] or parcells of land meadowe or pasture in Monyashe aforesaid to the aforesaid messuage belonginge herein hereafter respectively & particularly menconed and comonly called or knowne by the respective names hereafter expressed that is to say the Kilne Close, The Parke, the over Lydiate, and Nether Lydiate, the Calfe Crofte, The Back Side, The over Close, The Neather [Nythinges], The over [Nythinges], The two Dale Closes, or by what other name or names soever the said Close or any of them now are or heretofore have beene called or knowne which said granted and released promisses with th'appurtenances are now in the possession of the said Francis White his assignee or assignes And also all that messuage Barne or tenement situate and being in Flagge in the aforesaid County of Derby now or lately in the possession of the said Francis White - his assignee or assignes And all those severall Closes or parcells of land conteineinge by estimacon fifteene acres and one Rood or thereabouts be the same more or lesse, three Closes part of the said last menconed Close or parcelle of land called the longe acres lye End to End [Westward] from the said Barne, and five Closes beinge the other parte of the aforesaid last menconed Close or parcelle of land lye upon over Crowshawe and Nether Crowshawe ~ which said menconed Closes or parcells of land are lyeinge and beinge in Flagge aforesaid and are now in the possession of the said francis White his assignee or assignes And also all other the lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever of him the said Francis White scituate lyeinge and beinge in Monyashe and Flagge or either of them or whereof or wherein he the said Francis White hath any Estate of inheritance in possession Revercon or Expectancy togeather with all houses outhouses building Barnes Stables Orchards Gardens [...] Crofts Foulds Fouldyards and [Bar...des] ~ [Wayes] Waters Woods Underwoods watringe [Places] Comons Comon of pasture [........ .......] priviledges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the aforesaid messuages or Tenements Closes or parcells of land hereditaments promissed to any of them belonginge or in any wise apperteininge And all the estate right title Interest Clayme and demand whatsoever of him the said Francis White his heires or ~ assignes of in or unto the same And the Revercon and Revercons Remainder and Remainders thereof To have and to hold all and singular the before granted premisses with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William Storrs his executors and Administrators for and ~ dureinge and untill the full end and terme of six months from the day of the date hereof to be accepted and fully to be compleate and ended to the intent that by vertue of these present and of the Staute for transferringe [used] into possession of the said William Storrs may be in actuall possession of the premisses and may be enabled to accept and take a Grant of the Reversion as Inheritance thereof to him and his heirs for ever In witnesse whereof the parties first above named have to these present Indentures interchangeably putt their hands and Seales Francis White
    The main points from this document are: My transcription of the release (CM/301) reads:
    This indenture made the nine and twentieth day of September In the second yeare of the reign of our Sovereigne Lord James the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Kinge Defender of the fayth & Annoq Dm 16[5]6 Between Francis White of Monyashe in the County of Derby yeoman on the one parte And William Storrs of Chesterfield in the said County of Derby Woollendraper on the other parte Witnesseth that aswell for and in consideracon of the Sume of five hundred pounds of lawful money of England att or before the sealinge and delivery of these presents well and truely in hand paid by the said William Storrs to the said Francis White The Receipt whereof he the said Francis White doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every parte and parcell thereof doth acquit exonerate and [.........] discharge the said William Storrs his heires Executors and Administrators As alsoe for diverse good causes and consideracons the said Francis White thereunto movinge hee the said Francis White [.. ..] given granted released enfeoffed and confirmed [...] doth herein and hereby give grant release enfeoffe and confirme unto the said William Storrs and his heires All that nessuage house or Tenement in Monyash aforesaid wherein the the said Francis doth now now inhabit And all those severall and respective Closes inclosures peeces or parcells of Land Meadowe or Pasture in Monyashe aforesaid to the aforesaid Messuage belonginge herein hereafter respectively and particularly menconed and comonly called or knowne by the respective names hereafter expressed (that is to say) The Kilne Close, The Parke, The overlydiate, and Nether Lydiate the Calfe Close, The Backside, The over Close, The Neather Nythinges, the over Nythinges The two Dale Closes or by what other name or names soever the said Closes or any of them now are or heretofore have been called of knowne which said granted and released premisses with Th'appurtenances are now in the possession of the said Francis WHite his assignee or assignes And also all that messuage Barne or Tenement situate and beinge in Flagge in the aforesadi County of Derby now or lately in the possession of the said Francis White his assignee or assignes And all those severall Closes or parcells of land conteineinge by estimacon Fifteen acres and one Rood or thereaboute be the same more or lesse, three Closes parte of the said last menconed Closes or parcells of land called the Longe acres lye End to End Northward from the said Barne, and five Closes being the other parte of the aforesaid last menconed Closes or parcells of land lye upon over Crowshawe and Nether Crowshawe ~ which said menconed Closes or parcells of land are lyeing and being in Flagge aforesaid and are now in the possession of the said Francis White ~ his assignee or assignes And alsoe all other the lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever of him the said Francis White situate lyeinge and being in Monyashe and Flagge or either of them or whereof or wherein he the said Francis White hath any Estate of Inheritance in possession Revercon or Expectancy Togeather withall houses Outhouses Buildings Barnes Stables Orchards Gardens [Tofts] Crofts Foulds Fouldyards Barksides wayes waters Woods Underwoods watringe places Comons Comon of pasture Easements Proffitts priviledges hereditaments appurtenances
    ....etc, I'm sure the rest of it wont say anything any different from the previous day's lease.
    The main points from this document are:
  10. A bond held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    Reference: CM/302
    Bond for performance of CM/301
    Creation dates: 29 Sep 1686
    My transcription of it reads:
    Know all men by these presents that I Francis White of Monyashe in the County of Derby have received and had the day of the date of theise presents of and from William Storrs of Chesterfield in the said County of Derby Woollendraper the sume of Five Hundred pounds of lawfull money of England being the sume of Five hundred pounds menconed in one paire of Indentures of Mortgage bearinge even date with these presents and made or menconed to be made between me the said Francis White on the one parte And the said William Storrs on the other parte of which said sume of Five hundred pounds I doe hereby for my selfe my heires Executors & Administrators accquitt release and discharge the said William Storrs his heirs Executors Administrators and assignes and every of them by these presents And witnesse whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & seale the nyne and twentieth day of September In the Second yeare of the raigne of our Sovereyne Lord Kinge James the Second ovwer England or Annoq Dni 1686.
    Sealed and delivered in
    the presence of
    George Milward                                                       Francis White
    John [Gooshey]
    Willm [Champernoone] Jun
  11. A lease and release held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    FILE - Conveyance (lease and release)
    ref. CM/304-305
    date: 12-13 Jun 1691
    Francis White of Monnyash, William Storres of Chesterfield and Anne White of Monnyash, Widow (mother of Francis) to John Bagshaw of Gt. Hucklow. Messuage and lands in Monyash and Flagg as in CM/301, for 580 paid by Bagshawe to Storres.
    My transcription of the lease (CM/304) reads:
    This indenture made the twelfth day of June in the third yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen defenders of the faith Annoq Dm 1691 Betweene Francis White of Monnyash in the County of Derby yeoman William Storres of Chesterfield in the said County of Derby Wollendraper and Anne White of Monyash aforesaid Widdow mother of the said Francis White on the one pte and John Bagshaw of Great Hucklow in the said County of Derby gent of the other parte. Witnesseth that they the said Francis White William Storres and Anne White for and in consideracon of the sume of Five shillings to them or one of them in hand paid the receipt whereof they doe hereby acknowledge and thereof doe acquitt him the said John Bagshaw his heires Executors and Admrs and every of them by these presents have given granted Bargained and sold and by these presents doe give grant Bargaine and sell unto the said John Bagshaw his heirs and Assignes All that messuage house or tenement in Monnyash aforesaid [..] herein the said Francis White doth now or late did inhabite and dwell and [as] these severall and respective closes inclosures peices or parcells of Land meadows or pasture in Monnyash aforesaid to the aforesaid messuage belonging herein and hereafter respectively and perticularely named and comonly called or knowne by the respective names hereafter Expressed (that is to say) the Kilne close the Parke the overlidiate and the netherlydiate the calfe close and the Barkside the over close the nether nythings the over nythings the two Dale closes three woodes on [the] Nythings or by what other name or names the said premisses or any of them now are or heretofore [.... ..... .....] knowne which granted and released premisses with the appurtenances are now in the possession of the said William Storrs his Assignee or Assignes And these five severall closes or pcells of inclosed land containing by Estimacon tenne Acres and three roods or thereabouts be the same more or lesse lying and being in Flagg in the said County of Derby in a place there called Crowshaw distinguished by the severall names of Nether close Mibdde close [Bo..] close new close and over close and on small pcell of Land Lying on the wesy side of the said Middle close which said last menconed closes or pcells of Land are now in the possession of the said William Stores his Assignee or Assignes and alsoe all other the lands tenements and heraditaments whatsoever of him the sd Francis White lying and being in Monnyash & Flagg or either of them or whereof or wherein the said Francis White hath any estate of inheritence in possession or revercon (Excepting one Barne and three closes lying on the Back of the said barne in Flagg aforesaid and are called the long acres lying end to end Northwardly from the said barne and containe by estimacon four Acres and a halfe be the same more or lesse) Together with all houses outhouses buildings Barnes stables orchards Gardens Tofts Crofts fouldes fouldyards wayes waters heireditaments and appurtenances whatsoever comons of pasture and [.......] Easments & [fitts] comodityes to the aforesaid messuage or Tenement closes and prcells of land or to any of them belonging or in any wise appertaining And all the estate right tythe interest [pxerty] clayme and demand whatsoever of them Francis White William Storres and Anne White their heires and Assignes of in and to the same And the revercon and revercons remainder and remainders therof To have and to hold the saod premisses with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Bagshaw and his heires for and dureing the terme of six months from the day of the date of these presents [To... and .... .. ..... ..... ...] and of the statute for transferring of uses into possession he the said John Bagshaw may be in actuall possession of the premisses & thereby be enabled to accept [a tase] a grant and release thereof to him and his heires to such uses as shall [be ............ In Witness thereof ....................................]
    Francis White                         Will Stor
    The main points from this document are: My transcription of the release (CM/305) reads:
    Add transcript here
  12. A bond held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    Reference: CM/308
    Bond
    Creation dates: 9 Nov 1691
    Scope and Content
    Francis White bound in 200 to John Bagshaw of Hucklow, to remove himself and family from the messuage at Monyash he now inhabits within one month after John Bagshaw shall require, and to keep the house in good order meanwhile.
    My transcription of it reads:
    [Top part is in Latin, but conatins "Francis White de Monyash", "John Bagshaw de Hucklow" and "1691"; then next part in English reads....]
    The condicon is such yt if the said Francis White shall Doe
    within one month next after the said John Bagshaw shall so
    require him thereunto peacably & quietly remove himselfe
    & Family & all his houshold goods out of the Messuage house
    & outhouses at Monyash where the said francis now inhabits
    & shall deliver quiet & peacable possession of the said Messuage
    with appurtances to the said John his heires or Assignes
    And shall not [impemeane] time doe cause or suffer Done (if he
    can let & hinder ye same) any Damage to the said Messuage or
    any pte thereof Now shall remove or cause or suffer to be
    removed any Doors Windows Shelves Chamber Floores or
    Boards laid on any Chamber Floores in any pte of ye [...] Messuage
    nor destroy breake up or remove any [Oratches] Mangers
    [Rofgins slantes] or boards belonging to any of ye outhouse of ye
    said Messuage but shall doe his best endeavour to save and
    peserve ye same in good repaire until such as ye Sd John
    Bagshaw shall require possession hereof & doe then soe deliver ye
    same in good repaire to ye Sd John or his Assignes (that then
    this Obligacon to be voide of not effect or els to remain in full force
    effect & vertue
    Sealed and delivered                       Francis White
    In the presence of
    Humfry Meller
    his mark [... .........]

    On the reverse, it says:
    Francis Whites bond to Mr Bagshaw
    to committ no waste:                     L
    & to deliver posesion       [pen]:200:=
    Dat: 9o: Nov: 1691: /
  13. A final concord held in Sheffield Archives has the following catalogue entry:
    FILE - Final concords (a pair) - ref. CM/309-310
    Date: Nov 1691
    From Scope and Content: John Bagshaw pl. v. Francis White and Mary his wife and Anne White widow, William Storrs, William Poynton and Katherine his wife and John Wright and Anne his wife, deforcs. One messuage, 20 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture etc. in Monyash, flagg, and Little Hucklow for 100.
    [Note: I attempted to transcribe this, but the writing is so obscure (even though its very neat) that I couldn't even decide whether it was Latin or English!]
  14. His son is called "Francis White the younger of Flagg" in an indenture of 1709
  15. His son is not called "the younger" at the baptism of one of his daughters
  16. The 1672-1675 Monyash Bishop's Transcript contains the entry:
    Thomas the son of Francis White baptized April 2d 74
  17. The 1683 section of the 1681-1684 Monyash Bishop's Transcript contains the entry:
    Bapt: Sarah filia Francisci White of [Manrice] Octavio Augusti
    Note that many other entries also appeared to come from 'Manrice', so I am assuming it is really 'Monyash'
  18. My thinking behind this is laid out on his son's page
  19. Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments 1662-1670, published by the Derbyshire record Society, lists Francis White being assessed for 1 hearth in Monyash in 1670.



Notes:

Complete transcript of release of 1691


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