1782 - bef 1851
|Children||Peter, Ellis, Mary, Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha, Hannah, William, Eliza, Thomas, Richard, Elizabeth, Robert|
William was born in Brushfield 1782, the eldest son of Peter and Ann, and baptised at Taddington on 25th April (1). His younger brother Peter followed in 1784 (2), and then Thomas in 1787 (3). His sister Elizabeth (Betty) was born in 1790 (4), and then three more brothers followed - Richard in 1793 (5), Robert in 1796 (6) and Matthew in 1800 (7). Finally his youngest sister Mary was born at the end of 1803 (8).
A month or two before the birth of his sister Mary, on 1st September, he married Martha Dickens of Taddington at All Saints Chuch, Bakewell (9). They intially settled in Brushfield, with their eldest son Peter born there in 1805 (10), but their residence over the next few years is less clear. Their next two children - Ellis born in 1808 (11), and Mary born in 1809 (12) - were both baptised in Taddington, so the family could still have been in Brushfield, but may equally have been anywhere in the parish. They moved briefly to Stanton Lees, where their daughter Ann was born in 1811 (13), but were back to having their next daughter Sarah baptised in Taddington the following year (15).
By the time of their next daughter Elizabeth's birth in 1814, they had settled at Chelmorton Flats Farm (16), with Martha's father Elias (17). Elias died the following year (18) and William and Martha took over the farm.
Their next daughter, Martha, was born in 1816 (19), followed by Hannah in 1818 (20). William's mother died later that year (21). His son William was born in 1819 (22), another daughter Eliza followed in 1821 (23), then son Thomas in 1823 (24), before daughter Elizabeth died later the same year (25)(26). Son Richard came along in 1826 (27), then youngest daughter (another) Elizabeth in 1827 (28), and finally youngest son Robert in 1829 (29).
At around the time that Robert was born, William put all his farm stock and equipment, and the household furniture up for sale (30). The reason isn't clear, but the family moved away sometime after this (31), and his father's will of 1832 includes a clause concerning William, which is not applied to any of his siblings, stating that if William attempts to get hold of any more of his father's property beyond his explicit legacy then his legacy is to be cut by more than half (32). This could indicate that William had something of a reputation for wasting money, or that he had fallen out with his father perhaps?
William's whereabouts after this are unclear, but he may possibly have moved to Liverpool where he became a provision dealer (33). All that is known is that he was dead by 1851 (35).
Brief details of his children:
BY MESSRS. EYRE AND SON. CHELMERTON FLAT FARM, Near Taddington And six miles from Bakewell, in the County of Derby. LIVE and DEAD FARMING STOCK, five Stacks of Oats, three Stacks of Straw, two Stacks of Hay containing about 50 Tons, Horses, Cows, Calves, Cart, Plough, Harrow, Gearing, Cheese, Cheese Press and Dairy Utensils, Poultry, &c. Also about seven acres of Seed Turnips, and the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Clock, &c. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Messrs. EYRE and SON, (Without Reserve, and free from Auction Duty,) On the Premises of Mr. WILLIAM HOLMES, Of Chelmerton Flat Farm aforesaid, On Saturday the 15th February, 1829, sale to commence at ten o'clock.
In the Name of God Amen, I Peter Holme of Brushfield in the Parish of Bakewell & County of Derby (yeoman) being of sound mind & memory (Praised be God) do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following that is to say First I leave to my son William Fifty Pounds to be Paid him at the end of two year after my decease if he be then living but if he should not be living at the end of two year after my decease or when the said legacy should become due then in that case, I will that my Executor pay unto his children the beforesaid Fifty Pounds share & share alike & to receive it as they arrive at the age of twenty one years but if in case my Son William should offer or attempt to get any part of my Property which I bequeath to my Executor then in that case I only leave him Twenty Pounds. I also leave my son Thomas one Hundred Pound to be paid him by my Executor in the sum of ten Pounds a year, and to be Paid by four equal payments that is fifty shillings in every Quarter of a year until the said one Hundred Pounds be all paid, & to commence at my decease and I also give him the bed that he now sleeps in. I also leave my Daughter Betty White the Sum of one Hundred and Thirty Pounds to her own use and to dispose of as she thinks proper And I leave my two sons Robert & Matthew In trust for the same, And I order that my Daughter Betty shall receive (if she shall think proper) the beforesaid Legacy by Installments the first fifty Pounds to be Paid at the end of twelve months after my decease, And fifty more at the end of two years after my decease, And thirty the remainder at the end of three yeras after my decease, But if my Daughter Betty should die before she receive any or all of the beforesaid Legacy then in that case I will that my Executors pay to her Daughter Ann White all the remainder or remainders that may remain due when she arrives at the age of twenty one years. I also leave my two sons Matthew & Robert the good will of the Farm I rent of the Duke of Devonshiore and I desire his Graces Agents will accept them Tenants, And I also leave my two Sons Matthew and Robert all my land in the Liberty of Tideswell part in my own possession & Part in the possession of George Needham. I also leave them two Fields in the Liberty of Ashford, I also leave them those five Fields on Priestcliff Neither Common, I also leave them all my Land at Taddington that is the Wings Close, the Stack Yard, the Wings pingle, the Peas Roods Close, the Hart Close, the Edge top, the Peas Roods side, & a Piece of Land joining the top of Peas Roods, the Haddendale edge Close, the two under ways Closes, the Woefield Close, the townhead pingle, and that property that I bought of Joseph Gregory, I also leave my two sons Robert and Matthew all my shares of Mogshaw mine and every thing belonging to it, And also all my shares of Burford and Bole Ton mines and every thing belonging to them, And I also leave them the Edge top mine, and the Peas Rood Vein, And I also leave my two Sons Robert & Matthew all my Personal Property of what nature or kind soever, concisting of Neat Cattle, Horses, Sheep, also all Farming Impliments and also all the Household furniture & every other thing belonging to me of what nature or kind the same may be. And I also leave my two Sons Matthew and Robert In trust for the House which my son Richard now Inhabits and also the Stable, the Cowhouse, the Brewhouse, the Garden and yard and all Priviledges & Appurtenances belonging the same And also all the Household Furniture of whatsoever concisting that are in the said House or anywhere upon the said Premises which my Son Richard now Occupies of mine, And also it is my order that when my beforesaid trust, Viz, Matthew & Robert shall see a proper time of delivering the beforesaid House and all the Premises before expressed, together with all the Household furniture as before expressed, together to such of my Son Richards Children, as they shall think proper, that they upon entering upon the same shall pay or cause to be paid into the hands of my Executors the sum of one Hundred Pounds Arising out of the same for their own use, viz, Matthew & Roberts And all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate both real and Personal I give & bequeath unto my two Sons Robert and Matthew their Heirs Executors & Administrators or Assigns in equal shares & Proportion to take as Tenants in Common & not as joint Tenants subject never the less to the Payments of all my just debts Legacies annuities & all other & every other matter & things hereinbefore by me directed, And I do make all real and Personal Estate chargeable with the Payment of the same; And lastly I do hereby Nominate constitute and appoint my two Sons Robert Holme & Matthew Holme joint Executors of this my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Eighth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight and thirty two Signed sealed published Pronounced and declared by the said Peter Holme the testator & for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who Peter Holme in his presence at his request & in the presence of each other have sub- scribed our Names as Witnesses here to Mathhew Roberts Ellin Holme X her mark Henry White
|William Holmes||above 55||Provision Dealer||No|
|Samuel Slack||Head||Mar||45||Farmer of 200 acres employing 2 labourers||[Derbyshire], [Wormhill]|
|Ann Do||Wife||Mar||40||Farmers Wife||Do, Stanton|
|Joseph Do||Son||U||17||Farmers Son emplyd at Home||Do, Wormhill|
|William Do||Do||U||16||Do - Do||Do, Do|
|Richard Do||Do||.||15||Do - Do||Do, Do|
|Thomas Do||Do||.||12||Do Scholar||Do, Do|
|Samuel Do||Do||.||11||Do||Do, Do|
|John Do||Do||.||6||Do||Do, Do|
|Caroline Do||Daur||.||9||Do||Do, Do|
|Martha Do||Do||.||7||Do||Do, Do|
|Elizabeth Do||Do||.||4||Do||Do, Do|
|Ann Do||Do||.||2||Do||Do, Do|
|Betty Wilshaw||Servant||U||40||House Servt||Do, Do|
|Martha Holme||Mother in Law||W||65||Retired Farmer||Do, Taddington|
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