Alternative Reference numberJC/638a
TitleProbate of the Will of John Bulloke of Darleigh [Darley], Derbyshire esquire
DescriptionWith grant from London, 2 Jul 1741 annexed.

Bulloke directed that he should be buried in the chancel of the church of Norton, near unto his late dear . . .;

Have "two faire marble stones" laid over them, with no other inscription but their names and the days that they were respectively buried;

After reciting that he had settled such estate or term as he had from the "Deane" of Lincoln of and in the manor of Little Chester and other lands, upon his nephew Sir John Fitzherbert of Tissington [Derbyshire], knight and his good son in law Robert Holt, esquire, and others, in trust as he the testator should appoint; he declared that they should receive the rents and pay yearly to his son William £80 during his life; and the residue to his son John and the issue male of his body ; and in default of male issue of John, then for the said William his heirs and assigns;

Bequeathed to his daughter Katherine Holt £200, and to his daughter Dorothy £1,500, and to his daughter Issabell £1,500; and he gave to his son John the use and occupation of all his plate, hangings, and household goods in his houses of Darleigh and Norton for his life; and after, to the heirs male of his body; and in default of male issue, then to testator's son William for life; and after to his heirs male; and in default of male issue then to testator's son Thomas, and the issue male of his body ; and in default to testator's own right heirs: and further reciting that by a deed then lately made, testator had granted to his son John Bulloke, Simon Peck, clerk and Godfrey Froggatt, certain timber growing upon divers of testator's lands in Norton, Little Norton, Beaucheife, Woodseat [Woodseats], Norton Lees, Bradway and elsewhere; and a mill called the Newe Mill in Norton and Beaucheife or one of them ; and divers other things therein mentioned.

Bulloke declared that the said trustees should receive the rents and profits of the premises in the said deed contained, and out of the same pay all legacies aforesaid in his will bequeathed ; and the surplus for the benefit of his sons as therein mentioned;

Bulloke nominated his said son John Bulloke his sole executor; but if he died before the trusts of the will were fully performed, then testator appointed his son in law the said Robert Holt, esquire and his son William to be executors.

Witnesses: Wm Allestrye, Be Frogatt.

Notes: at the foot of the probate is a memorandum as to the testator's subsequently expressed intentions, and from this it appears that his daughter Katherine Holt had £1,300 for a marriage portion.
Date[pre 1741]
Extent1 item
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