28 May 2009

Settlement Exams.

Winster Settlement Examinations 1718-1830

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20-01-1718 Margaret WILSON - her mother & father lived at Catston? <possibly Cork Stone or Gorse Stone> in the Liberty of Stanton in Parish of Youlgreave. Both of them now dead & hath heard her mother say she was born at Catston & she is now something above one & twenty & not above five. Hired by Richard BUXTON's wife of Winster found herself with child by Richard Buxton's son & was dispatched from her services. His father & mother say he was a great way off but how far off or where did not say. Signed by Thomas? Bagshaw.

10-02-1724/5 Frances BARKER - late wife of John. Saith she was married about six & twenty or eight & twenty years ago at inster. They lived there about 6 or 8 years & kept an Ale House all that time & then removed to Birchover & lived there on a farm of about twenty five pounds a year under Mr BERESFORD about 13 years & then removed to Winster again for betwixt 6 & 7 years in which time her husband died. After his death she continued to live at Winster about 3 weeks or a month & then went to live with her son at Derby for 14 or 15 weeks & then returned to Winster where she hath lived ever since & she cannot tell she hath gained any Settlement since she left Birchover. Frances signed by making her mark.

09-04-1725 Luke POYZES - he was born at Wirksworth & lived there until her was about 20 & then was listed for a Soldier in the Regiment of General North & Grey in which regiment he continued 16 years & odd months & then was disbanded. Hath lived ever since at Wirksworth strolling about the country selling pots & doing Day-tale work <or Dog-tale work>.

03-07-1730 Ellin BOAM? - singel woman now big with child & that in February last Jonathan HALL lay with her in her mother's house in Winster & did then beget her with child. <this should probably be with the Bastardy cases>.

29-09-1731 - Jonathan HALL - son of Josias? Hall who now lives in Winster by virtue of a certificate for Wirksworth, that he was born in Winster.

11-10-1739 Samuel HAYNE - born in Parish of St Werburg in Derby. Hester his wife is now at Winster & near the time of Lying-in. When he was 16 started working at various places including Roston Derbyshire, Burton Staffordshire, Clifford's Inn in London & 9 years in the military.

08-10-1739 Richard MUMFORD - born Wodensbury Staffs where his father is settled. Came to Winster about 2 years since.

08-10-1739 John ABEL - born Aspley in Parish of Eglesull Staffordshire & his mother has a settlement there. Age 19 worked in Woford in Parish of Sterne Staffordshire, then Wodensbury. Now in Winster & rents a house of ?1.15.0 a year.

08-10-1739 Thomas GODBEHERE - born Cromford, about 15 years since he came unto Wirksworth & rented house & land of the Earl of Macklsfeild ?12 a year. Came to Winster six years since.

08-10-1739 Matthias MORRIS - born St Peters M???? Parish in City of Norwich. Worked in Stepney Middlesex. He came to Winster this last christmas.

08-10-1739 George WRAGG - born at Bonsall. Lived with his father until 1 & 20 years old, about that age he married and lived there working in mines about 5 years after his marriage. 1? years ago came to Winster & rents ?6 a year of Joe BROCKLAS. George signed Ragg.

08-10-1739 Yenni? PICKERING - born Youlgreave, came to Winster about 9 months ago.

08-10-1739 William PIME? - born Chesterfield, aged about 15 lived in Sheffield York for 7 years then Alfreton.

08-10-1739 Anthoney WALL - born Halling, about 15 years since he came into Darley for 16? years then Stanton. Came to Winster at Lady Day last.

08-10-1739 Charles BUTTERWORTH - born Duckenfeild in Parish of Stockport Chester. Came to Winster 3 years since.

08-10-1739 John HALL - born Taslington? Co Durham. Lived & worked in Parish St Dunstones in the East, London and St Botolph without Allgate, London. Came to Winster April last.

07-11-1740 Thomas BOLD - born Westdley? Staffordshire, lived there until 13. Apprenticed in Willenhall? by Indenture in Parish of Wolverhampton in Staffordshire.

17-07-1740 Ann BLACKWELL - single woman ?.. <rest mostly illegible>.

23-12-1744 or 47 Stephen STALEY - apprentice a poor boy Anthony BLACKWELL.

23-12-1744 or 47 John ROWLAND - apprentice a poor boy Arthur HEATHCOTE. <these lst two entries should probably be in the Apprenticeship Indentures>.

17-06-1748 Thomas PEARCE - born in Parish of Gwinear in Cornwall <rest illegible>.

08-11-1748 Jonathan WIGLEY - sometime in July last he together with Mary his wife were removed by an order of two of H M Justices of Peace from Winster to Wirksworth but soon after they were returned to Winster where they have resided ever since.

22-03-1749 David ROOSE - born Birchover. Before May last he, his son, & a servant, went from Birchover to Winster in a week returned to Birchover to see his wife. A month later his wife & daughter left Birchover to live with him in Winster. Still had his house in Birchover where he went to prevent two beds being spoiled.

14-05-1758 Joseph MARSDEN - born Grindleford Bridge in Eyam. 23 years old & 3 years ago last christmas hired himself to George TISSINGTON of Winster for 11 months. ?6 wages & worked for him ever since, now on weekly wages. Married Esther about 7 months ago now lives in Winster in house of William SPENCER's under the yearly rent of 35/-. <Joseph married Esther BAGSHAW at Winster on 27 Oct 1757>.

??-05-1758 George BOAM - his father Francis was formerly settled at Bakewell and in year 1724 he moved to Winster.

??-05-1758 Samuel YATES - his father Jonathan YATES was settled at Bakewell & came from thence to Winster by certificate upwards of 30 years ago. Samuel is about 34 years old & was born at Winster. Married to Elizabeth about 9 years he has 3 children to wit Sa...l about 14 years old, Jonathan about 3 years old and Sarah/Susan? about 3 ?? old.

??-05-1758 Thomas FRYER - born Thornton in ?????. In 1746 was bound apprentice to Anthony COOPER of Winster for 7 years but left when Mr Cooper removed from Winster. <mostly scribbled & illegible> Jane wife married about 9 years ago. Hath John about 7? years old, Ann about 4 years old and Henry? about 11 months old.

18-05-1758 John APPLEBY - of Winster, born Wirksworth, his father settled at Bradley this County and about 1734 his father came to Winster where he now resided. Married to Sarah, no children. Soldier?

18-12-1758 Joseph LONT - his wife & four/five children now and for some years have been inhabitants of Winster. Francis CLARK overseer of the Parish of Winster.

23-03-1759 Joseph BROCKLASS - in Parish of Wirksworth. Upon oath saith that Daniel LORKALL of Brassington hath stolen a parcel? of Rents the property of Elizabeth SPENSER widow to value of 8 shillings & upwards.

16-04-1759 Joseph LONT - and his family 3 months ago moved from Winster to Aldwark & returned later to Winster. James JOHNSON overseer of the Parish of Winster.

26-06-1759 Joseph EYRE - born Hope Derbyshire, wife Mary. Had 13 children by said wife 6 of whom are dead, sons now living are - John, Benjamin, Thomas. Daughters Milasaint 6 years & up, Mary 8 years & up, Ruth 10 years & up and Elizabeth? 15 years & up.

13-09-1760 Frances MATHEWS - born Wisbitch in Ely, Cambridge. 35 years since she married to Richard SHEELS/SHACK/SLACKS of Wisbitch St Mary's in Lincoln, her husband lived about 6 years after they married & about 23 years since she remarried again to Francis MATHEWS, he hath been dead about 6 weeks and she has 2 sons by him, the eldest being born at Sisanick? in Co Derby about 11 years since & youngest born Baslow Co Derby about 8 years since.

09-07-1763 William LONGDEN - born Ible in Parish of Wirksworth. Father John Longden settled there. Age 24? he married Mary daughter of William GOODWIN of Stanton & lived at Ible about 6 years & had 3 children there born, John about 6 years, Job 3? years & William upwards of 2 years. Since inhabitancy of Winster has had daughter Mary aged about 17 weeks all by his said wife.

04-10-1766 John SMITH - born Winster, when he was a child his father went to London & enter'd himself in the Life Gard there. Never heard that his father gained a settlement after he left Winster.

26-12-1769 John HILL - of Hulland in Parish of Ashburn. Born at ?onge in Parish of Duffield and when 16 served Aron BROCKLIS of ??? in Co Derby farmer for 27 weeks, after that served John TOMLINSON of Atlow for 11 months then Thomas GARRETT of Bindley for 11 months and about the 16 of Aug last he marry'd.

??-07-1770 Benjamin BENISON - of Winster, born Eyam. When about 20 he enlisted as a soldier into the Cheshire militia for 3 years. On 28 Sep 1765 was discharged and came to Winster.

18-07-1770 James BEECH - born Tideswell. Worked for Joseph BRIGHTMORE of Stony Middleton as apprentice for 6 years. Since then been at Winster.

21-07-1770 Adam WALKER - born Bonsall, at 16 hired as servant to John BARBER of Bonsall for 1 year & upwards.

18-07-1770 Edward WELLS - born Winster, at 13 or 14 was apprenticed to Henry WELLS of Southwell in Nottinghamshire,

joyner for 7 years, but after about 4 years parted with said master. About 1 year and a half of said term his master resided in Oxford Rd, London, can't say what Parish.

18-07-1770 Paul STALEY - born Elton but now resides in Winster where he rents a house off Caleb WILCOCK.

18-07-1770 Henry WITHAM - born South Normanton.

03-01-1771 William HEADLEY - born Brassington, hired at 16 by Joseph BROCKLEHURST of Aldwark.

29-01-1771 James ALLSEBROOK - from Selston in Nottinghamshire.

13-09-1772 Stephen STALEY - born Winster. 16 years since removing to a Liberty of Ironsley? Farm, 2 years ago returned to Winster.

07-11-1772 John THORP - born Ashford in the Water in Parish of Bakewell. In Royal Forestors about two years.

08-07-1778 Margaret STREET - born Manchester, Lancashire. When 18 was married to Charles Street then a soldier in Churchills Dragoons, he was born Longston Derbyshire. After being discharged lived in Darley, from there removed to Winster where he died in about 1 year. She resided several years after his death.

06-08-1778 William FANTOM - born Stanton in Youlgreave.

06-08-1778 John LONGDIN - born Ible where father settled. Father since moved to Winster, he learned trade of blacksmith with his Uncle John HODGKINSON at Youlgreave but was never bound apprentice to him.

06-08-1778 Sarah HARTLE - wife of Robert who is a private soldier in Derbyshire Militia and legal settlement place is Winster. She wants support for herself and two children. The Overseers of the Parish of Winster were ordered to pay her 3/- per week.

06-08-1778 Nicholas CARDER - born Winster but his father's settlement was then in the parish of Hartington. At 12 years old he was hired as a servant of Rob?. of Eckington & worked for him for 19 years.

06-08-1778 Henry FRYER - born Winster, at 12 years was bound apprentice to Thomas PRIME of Birchover for 7 years. Thomas settled in Birchover from Wirksworth.

19-03-1779 James WHITWORTH - born at Akring in Co Nottinghamshire where his father was legally settled and James has no settlement in any other place.

04-10-1779 Mary TOMLINSON - born Brassington father James, her mother died when she was 11. They removed with her Aunt Sarah TURNER to Winster for 10 years when she went to live with James KEELING at Winster for 11 months at 35/-, but did not serve the whole 11 months.

27-12-1780 Elizabeth DONCASTER - of Aldwark Grange singlewoman. Born at Winster where mother Martha Doncaster lived, when 13 years old she was a parish apprentice to John CALDWALL then of Winster, butcher. She served the said John Caldwall at Winster for about 10 months when she removed with said master to Aldwark Grange where her master had taken a farm. She continued with said master and family for 18 months and has done nothing to gain a settlement elsewhere.

19-05-1781 Elizabeth STAYLEY - of Winster singlewoman. Born at Winster where her father John Stayley lived, continued with father until 10 or 11 when with the consent of her father was hired as a servant by Thomas NUTTALL of Birchover, mason, for a term of 3 years. For consideration of meat and clothes and lived with him 18 months when she left and hired herself as servant for 11 months to Thomas LOWE of Matlock. After that she went back to Thomas Nuttall and continued several months but did not stay a year. Since then has lived in various places but has never been hired or served for a year in any other place.

06-06-1783 John BROWN - labourer of Winster. Born at New Bottle in Co Middle Lowden in Scotland <Midlothian>. Father James Brown had legal settlement in Dundee in Scotland. When he was about 8 years he went on board the Royal Sovereign of 112 Guns at Portsmouth where he continued about 12 months as cook's boy. Since then has been on several voyages on board different ships to different parts of the World in capacity of a sailor. About 14 years he bound himself apprentice to John SLIGHT at Hull in Yorkshire to learn art of Navigation for term of 4 years, after serving about 2 years and a half (during which time he lived on board master's ship) he was impressed on board the Hind of 20 Guns, since which time he has been on several voyages on board different ships. About 9 years ago he discharged from on board The ? at Portsmouth and after working in sundry places as a day labourer about a year when he was marryed at Pentrige in Derby since which time he has lived chiefly in Swanwich in Derby as day labourer, lived at Winster now 9 months. Now has wife with him named Bennett and two children, John 5 years and Elizabeth 3 years.

06-06-1783 Richard BECK alias SPENCE - of Winster, miner. Born Elton (illegitimate child). At 6 months old his mother married William BLACKWELL of Winster and they went to live at Brownhills Staffordshire where he continued to live for 9 years when he removed with them to Winster and then went to live with William WRIGHT at Winster for about 1? years.

10-06-1783 Alexander ROSE - now residing at Winster. Born at Ardelanch?, Co of Nairnshire, North Britain where father resided and about 17 or 18 years enlisted as a soldier in the Earl of Sutherland's Regiment where he continued for a short time. Then returned to father at Ardelanch and about 19 years since he left North Britain and went to Haworth in Yorkshire and was hired by the year by Mrs WESTBY with whom he lived for 3 years and hence hired as servant with Robert MOWER Esquire of Woodseats in the township of Barlow and after went with him to Dronefield Derby where he lived with Robert Mower for near 2 years and had 9 guineas wages by the year. He came back with said master to Woodseats a few weeks before he left him and about a few weeks after he left Mr Mower he was married to his present wife and after living in several places during his marriage came to reside at Winster and hired as servant to George WHITE for several years and took a house there for six pounds and six shillings a year and has paid parochial taxes.

25-06-1783 Thomas MARSDEN - late of Youlgreave, labourer. Born Darley and at about 6 months removed with his father to Birchover where his father was legally settled. At 15 he was hired by George BRADLEY of Birchover for 1 year. June 1771 he went to live with Edward TIMPERLY at Youlgreave, continued in his service about 6 years when he was married at Youlgreave and after that continued with said Edward Timperly for some years. About 3 months after he first went to Mr Timperly he was told he could afford to give him 20 guineas a year if he would stay with him. That during all the time he did stay with him he never was hired by him nor considered himself as at all engaged to stay with the said Mr Timperly, he was for a little while in the house of Mrs Timperly at Youlgreave where the said Mr Timperly then lived and that he afterwards went with Mr Timperly to Ireland where he continued for about 8 months that he was afterwards boarded by the said Mr Timperly at the house of James SHIMWELL in Youlgreave. That during the whole of his service he never accounted with Mr Timperly for his wages by the year, by the month or by the week nor any other time. Mr Timperly occasionally gave him sums of money at different times which never amounted to the sum of ?20 a year.

22-12-1783 John BRAITHWAITE alias BAMFORD - now at Winster. He is about 19 years of age and born at Coventry Co Warwickshire where his father Richard Braithwaite resided as a journeyman dyer but he believes his father's legal place of abode was at York in Co York. Apprentice to Robert CONSATT in parish of St Holows. Hair dresser for 7 years left after 6 years because of a difference with master. Now works as journeyman hair dresser and a month ago he married at Winster.

06-06-1782 Cornelius HUNSTONE - of Winster. Born Birchover, father Henry Hunstone, at 14 apprenticed to Anthony MASON of Brampton as blacksmith. 20 years ago he rented a farm under Lord Scarsdale at June Lead? in parish of Worksworth yearly rent ?34.10 where he continued to live for 17 years that at Lady Day 1782 he left farm and since worked at Winster as labourer miner. He has 3 children by wife Ann, who is now deceased, with him at Winster viz Ann aged 14 years, Samuel 10 years and Mary 5 years.

06-06-1783 Aron NEWTON - of Winster. Born Upper Haddon in Derby, father Thomas Newton legal settlement at Hoathy Lee in Staffordshire. When young his father removed to Birchover where soon after his father died. Continued to live there with mother until 23 years old when he married. 1764 or 65 he lived at Wensley renting from Steven STALEY of Wensley and at same time rented at Wensley from Henry FIELDING of Darley, he only occupied for one year. 20 Sep 1769 he purchased cottage and piece of land off said Henry Fielding in township of Wensley for ?60 where he lived as a labouring miner til within this 6 months when poverty obliged him to sell his said possessions since which time has lived in Winster. Wife named Elizabeth and two children viz Isaac aged 5 years and Lyddy aged 2 years.

23-01-1786 Thomas BLAND - of Winster, miner and now a private soldier in His Magesty's 59th <or 69th> Regiment of Foot and also a substitute in the Derbyshire Militia. Born Wensley, father John Bland legally settled. Now 18 years of age and was married about a month or 5 weeks since to Hannah STONE of Winster who has since his marriage been delivered of a female child called Susanna. Taken on oath at Bakewell.

28-04-1786 Edmund CLEGG - late of Tumbling Fount in parish of Tongue in Co Lancaster, joiner. Born Rochdale Lancaster, father's place of legal settlement. When 16 years old was apprenticed to James STOTT of Rochdale joiner for 7 years where he served about 3 years. His father and himself then entered an agreement with George GREYHAM of Bolton Lancaster, joiner and cabinet maker, continued there for 2 years. Is now about 24 years of age and was married yesterday at Winster to Elizabeth STORER by whom he has lately had a female bastard child born at Winster.

31-10-1786 Thomas CADMAN - Leadhills, miner in this place. He is by habit and repute the son of Anthony and Elizabeth Cadman of Winster both of whom belong to the said parish where he was born and brought up by his parents. Elizabeth Cadman now in or near the parish of Conistone in Lancaster is his lawful daughter, the issue of his marriage with Sarah PARK of Conistone.

19-05-1786 Jeremiah BUXTON - now of Winster. Born Aldwark father Joseph Buxton. Apprentice butcher to Thomas WA?? of Elton at age 16 for 2 years. Returned to family at Aldwark for 5 or 6 years when he went to reside at Critch where he married and resided for 12 months. Then went to Winster where he has resided since. Wife Dorothy and son Joseph reside with him.

09-11-1787 Matthew BROCKLEHURST - of Winster. Born Sheldon Derbyshire father Matthew Brocklehurst. 15 years apprentice to Thomas ROBINSON of Wensley, served 5? years and now works as a journeyman in his business. Wife Mary and son Matthew reside with him at Winster.

01-02-1792 James RAINS - of Winster sadler. Born Grange Mill Derbyshire, lived with father and family until 14 years of age. Apprentice to George TOPLIS of Wirksworth, sadler, served 7 years and then worked Journey work for another 7 years when he married and his since lived at Winster.

30-11-1792 Joseph THORPE - of Winster, cotton spinner. Born Penistone Yorkshire? 13 years ? <illegible>? Hall, worsted weaver. Cumberworth in parish Burton in the ? Riding of York for 7 years, since leaving master served in different Regiments of Militia and resided in Manchester, Newton Heath near Manchester and ???, all in Lancaster.

21-02-1792 Robert STAVELEY - of Winster, barber. Born Tideswell Derbyshire, left father's family when 22 years old and went to reside at Winster. In year 1779 his father died and being the eldest son he entered upon his effects together with a farm which his father rented from the late Mr FREEMAN of Whetstone though he continued to live at Winster, his mother lived in the house rent free.

04-12-1804 John ORME - of Sheffield in West Riding Yorkshire, labourer. He is about 43 years old and born at Denby, Derbyshire. When aged 15 he was apprenticed to Robert LOWE, cooper of Winster, he served 4 years when he was assigned over to his father, John Orme of Kingsley Staffordshire and served a further 7 mths. About 24 when he married at parish church of Sheffield to Margaret MELLAR spinster by whom he has 6 children - Mary 18, Elizabeth abt 16, Matthew abt 13, John abt 8, Margaret abt 6 and William abt 16 mths.

10-07-1805 George WILDMAN - of Winster, collier. Is 22 years old born at Measham Derbyshire. 14 years hired to Mr OUTRIM of Butterley for 51 weeks.

27-09-1808 Ann SALT - singlewoman. Is about 23 years old, born Winster. Hired to Mr WALKER of Minninglow in Derby then 1 year later to William TOPLIS of Brassington, farmer then to John SIMS of Hartington.

03-11-1818? Joseph HALL - Bridget MILLS wife of Jonathan Mills of Oldham Derbyshire in the settlement of her brother Joseph Hall. Joseph belongs to Winster as their father was born there. Her brother's wife (Sally Hall wife of William Hall) was removed to overseers of Oldham to Winster and she was then pregnant of a bastard child <illegible> being a soldier was out of the country and that her brother Joseph never lived above 50 years ??? <illegible>. Another note to say the old man has just breathed his last, widow in poor state of health and cannot do anything so she will be obliged to be relieved or we must put her under removal order, your answer and remittance will oblige <not dated>.

19-09-1828 - James ALDERSON - now residing in Winster. He's about 31 years old and born in parish of Habergham Eaves in Lancaster, married in St Peter's Church Nottingham to Elizabeth WIGLEY about 4 years ago, one child Paul who is nearly 3 years of age.

About 1830 - George BURTON - of Heage, labourer. 31 years old and was born in Winster of parents belonging there. He has 3 children born in lawful wedlock, Mary 6, George 4 and John 2. When he was aged 11 he went to Stonestead Grange and was there for 3 years, then to Hulland for 2 years, Brassington 2 years and then Brassington for another 3 years, since then has been employed by the week.

End of Settlement Examinations

Note: I'm sorry about all the question marks, dots & missing bits but it was VERY hard to read. You might have better luck.

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