FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT AND ELLEN CARTWRIGHT ALIAS MATKYN


Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn was christened 5 October 1603 in Duffield of the townland of Shottle, the son of Robert and Issabell Cartwright alias Matkyn. He married Ellen.


Robert died in 1661, leaving a will written in September 1661 and proven 20 December 1661. His will mentions "my sonns John and Robert and my daughter Issabell" and "Ellen my wief".


Robert Cartwright alias Matkin will
        1661

Will of Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1661


An inventory was taken of Robert's possessions 9 October 1661:


Robert Matkyn alias Cartwright


A true and pfect inventory of all the goods, cattell & chattells whi they sayd Robert Matkin alias Cartwright died possessed of, beinge praysed by Thomas William, Thomas Shipley and John Coplasse the 9th day of October Anno Dom 1661

Imprimis, his purse and apparel  1  6  8
In the house
Item, Brasses and pewter  1  10  0
Item, Wooden ware in the house  0  10  0
Item, Butter and cheese  1  0  0
In the parloure
Item, Bedinge and all goods in that roome besides as chofer & cofers and linen 3  10  0
The shop & what belongeth to it  8  0  0
Item, Hay and corne  11  0  0
Item, foure kine & one heffer  10  0  0
Item, a horse  3  0  0
Item, 9 sheepe and 3 lambs  1  3  4
Item, a swine  0  15  0
Item, 3 dayes workd as ___    1  20  0
Item, a lease  8  0  0
52  4  8



After his death, he is mentioned in the will of his brother Henry Matkyn alias Cartwright, a weaver of Duffield, written  6 October 1668: "My brother Robert Matkin children thirty pounds to be equally divided amongst them." In 1670 Henry adds an addendum leaving Robert's children thirty pounds more. His will also mentions "I give to eight silenced ministers foure poundes" and "I leave to the poore of Duffield to make that up that hath been payd frome the house wherein I now live six pounds a peace for twentie poore pepooll upon Saint Thomas Day for ever".


Another will was left by John Matkyn alias Cartwright, weaver of Shottle in Duffield parish in 1673. This is most likely also Robert's relative. He leaves bequests to his wife Ffrances and daughters Anna and Sarah. Edward Bramley was named as one of his executors.


Robert and Ellen had the following children:

1. John, christened 14 September 1638 in Duffield; mentioned in father's will of 1661.


2. Robert, 26 April 1642 in Duffield; mentioned in father's will of 1661.


*3. Isabell, born about 1644; mentioned in father's will of 1661; married Edward Bramley 18 April 1664 in Duffield.



SOURCE: Will of Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1661; will of Henry Matkyn alias Cartwright, 1670; will of John Matkyn alias Cartwright, 1673.





FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT AND ISSABELL
CARTWRIGHT ALIAS MATKYN



Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn was born in about 1575 of Shottle in the parish of Duffield, and is most likely the son of William Cartwright. He married Issabell. His occupation was webster, or weaver.


Robert Cartwright burial

Burial record of Robert Cartwright alias Matkin in Duffield: "bur: Robt. Matkin alias Cartwright of Shottle was buried ye 24th day".



He died and was buried 24 June 1630, and left a will dated 17 April 1630:


Robert Cartwright als Matkyn will
            1630

Will of Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1630


In the name of God Amen, I Robert Cartwright als Matkyn of Shottle in the parishe of Duffeld and in Countie of Derbie, webster, do make this my last will and testament in manner and forme as followeth: I beinge, the Lord be praised in perfect sense and memorie thoughe somewhat weake in bodie. Imprimis, I give and bequeath my soule to God my maker and to Jesus Christe my redeemer and my bodie to be buried in the parrishe church yarde of Duffeld and all the rest of my worldy goodes I give and bequeath as hereafter following, Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my sonne Thomas Cartwright alias Matkyn 102 pence. Item I give and bequeath to my sonne Henry Cartwright als Matkyn 102 pence. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Cartwright als Matkin 102 pence. Item, I give and bequeath all the sheepe which are mine ownd unto my wife Issabell Cartwright alias to due with them what she will. And And as for the rest of my goodes quick and dead whatsoever I doe wholie give them to my wife Issabell Cartwright als Matkyn and to my sonne Robert Matkyn als Cartwright and to my sonne William Cartwright als Matkyn, and I do make my sonne Robert Cartwright als Matkyn my full and sole executor of this my last will and testament. And I doe make Henrie Cartwright als Matkyn and Wm. Cartwright als Matkyn supervisors of the same and give to each of them wyd for there paynes, my funeral discharged, my debts paid. In witness where of I the said Robert Cartwright als Matkyn have unto this my last will and testament sett my hand and seale the seaventeenth daie of April in the first yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles King of England, Scotland, Ffrance and Ireland, defender of the faith, Anno Dom 1630.


Robert Cartwright alias Matkin
            inventory

Inventory for Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1630


An inventory was made of Robert's possessions 3 July 1630:

Here is a true and pfect inventorie of the goods of Robert Cartwright in the pishe of Duffeld and Countie of Derby made the third daie of Julie in the yeare of the Lord God 1630 in manner and forme as heare followeth:
Item, his purse and his wearing apparel
Item, his feather bed, one mattress, 3 boulsters and 1 pillowe
Item, seven paire of sheetes, 2 pillowbeares and 1 napkyn
Item five coverletts, 3 blanketts
Item, three bedsteads
Item, 2 coffers
Item, a borde and a panne
Item, an amuberie
Item, the wodden ware usuale worne in the house as chaires, stooles, xxx, and bowes and all such like
Item, 3 paire of loomes and geares and all other furniture belonging hereto
Item, brasse and pewter
Item, iron ware
Item fower kyne and a calfe
Item, beste
Item, a pigg
Item, all the fether foule
Item, the manor aboute the house
Item, all the corne on the ground



Robert is mentioned in the will of his brother William Cartwright alias Matkyn, weaver of Osmaston by Ashbourne, Derbyshire, written in 1620: "Item, to Robert Cartwright my brother twentie poundes". William also mentions "my brother John". William wanted to be buried in the churchyard of Duffield, and left money to compensate the men for their pains in transporting his remains from Osmaston to Duffield.



Robert and Issabell had the following children:


1. Henry, christened 6 February 1599 in Duffield; mentioned in father's will of 1630.


2. Robert, christened the same day as Henry, 6 February 1599, must have died young.


3. William, christened 9 February 1601 in Duffield; buried 9 November 1602 in Duffield, "of Shottle".


*4. Robert, christened 5 October 1603 in Duffield, "de Shottle"; married Ellen; mentioned in father's will of 1630; died and left a will himself in 1661.


Robert Cartwright baptism 1603

Baptism record for Robert Cartwright: "bapt Robertus filius Robert Cartwright de Shottle baptized".


5. William, christened 9 March 1604 in Duffield, "de Shottle"; mentioned in father's will of 1630.


6. Anne, christened 21 May 1607 in Duffield, "de Shottle"; mentioned in father's will of 1630.


7. Thomas, mentioned in father's will of 1630.




SOURCE: IGI; Duffield parish register; will of Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1630, on www.findmypast.co.uk; will of William Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1620.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND KATEREN CARTWRYGHT



William Cartwryght was born in about 1540 of Duffield. He married Kateren. His occupation was webster, or weaver. William died and left a will proven 19 December 1589, which named:

It is interesting to note that William goes by the name Cartwright in his will of 1589, but both sons Robert and William are shown as Cartwright alias Matkyn in their wills of 1620 and 1630, and the name continues for several generations. Alias in this case might be used to differentiate from a family of the same name, to acknowledge a change of name, or to acknowledge an inheritance.


William Cartwright 1589

Will of William Cartwryght, 1589

In the name of God Amen, the xxvijth of October in the xxxth yeare of the raygne of our most gratiose souvereign Ladye Elyzabeth by the grace of God of England, Ffrance and Ireland,queene, defender of the fayth, I Willm Cartewryght of Duffield in the county of Derby, Webster, deseased in bodye but of good & pfyct mynde & remembrance, I thanke God, institute, ordayne & make thys my last wyll & testament in maner and forme following, ffyrst I geve & bequethe my sole to Almyghty God my maker & to Jesus Christ my redeemer, and my bodye to be buryed in Duffield church yarde wheresoever it shall please my executors heareafter named. Also, my wyll and mynd is that John Cartewryght my eldyste sone shall have these goods both quicke & deade which is his owed, geven bothe by me & other of his frends, knowne both by himself his mother & my other executors. Item, I geve to Robt Cartewryght my second sone, fyve pounds of lawfull Englysh mony in full recompense of his chylde pte. Item, I geve to Willm Cartewryght my third sonne xijd in recompense of his chylde pte, & also I geve to Thomas Fletcher my son in law & Margreat his wyfe other xijd in recompense of her chylde pts, & furthermore I geve to my afforesayd eldest sone John halfe my workinge toles as lomes, geres & halfe of all that belongeth to my occupation pvyded always that the brode lome is to be devyded equallye amongst all my fore children, viz John, Robt, Willm & Henrye Cartewryght. Also I geve to Kateren Cartewryght my wife all my byes, the greatest brasse pott & my second brasse pan& I geve to my son Henry Cartewryght my greatest brasse pan, and finally my wyll it that I be I be honestlye brought home & my funeral expenses discharged of the whole of my goods, and all the rest of all my goods, bothe moveable & unmoveablye I geve the whollye to the afforsayd Katheren my wyfe & Henrye my son who I ordayne & make my trew & lawfull executors & I desire Mr Willm Bradshaw of Duffeld & Mr Willm Bradshaw of Derby to bee (overseers).
Detts oweinge to me, viz. Willm Cartewryght my sone oweth to me xls wanting iiijd.
In wyttnes thereof
Mr Willm Bradshaw
& Raphe Compton

William Cartwright inventory

William Cartwryght inventory

A trew inventorye of all the goods and cattell that dyd belonge or appertayne unto Willm Cartewryght deseassed, sene and praysed the vith day of August ano Regina Elyzabth, xxxith 1589 by Mr Willm Bradshaw of Duffeld and Mr WillmBradshaw of Derby, Thomas Grand, an Raph Compton.

Imprimis thrye kyne, and halfe of thrye calves to  - vil xiijs iijd
Item one twyntes heyfor and one year ould calfe - xl vis viijd
Item one butt - xxxs
Item one swine & tow pygge xs
Item for byees vs
Item for puter and brass & maslyn xls
Item one ould amlrye, a borde, a forme & tressles, cheres, stoles, shelfes, kytte lomes, fats, tubs, bedstyddes, and all other wooden ware xxs
Item for cosves vs
Item fore matteresses, tow blankets, fore coverlydds, thryes wyndowsheetes, fyve pare of sheetes &boulsters, pyllowes and pyllowbeares vl xs
Item sayer chushins iijs
Item his working  owne geares & instarments xls
Item corne and hay xls
Item his apperall and one Edward shyllinge in his purse xs
Item one iron spytt, a land yron & other iron ware ijs
Som totals xxiiijl xiiijs


William and Kateren had the following children:


1. John, mentioned in father's will of 1589; mentioned in brother's will of 1620.

*2. Robert, married Issabell; occupation webster; mentioned in father's will of 1589; called Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn of Duffield is his will dated 17 April 1630

3. William, occupation weaver; has sons Anthonie, Thomas and Robert, daughter Hellen; mentioned in father's will of 1589; called William Cartwright alias Matkyn of Osmaston in his will of 1620.

4. Margreat; married Thomas Fletcher; mentioned in father's will of 1589.

5 Henrye, mentioned in father's will of 1589.


Kateren died and was buried 15 January 1610 in Duffield.


Katheren Cartwright burial

Burial record for Kateren Cartwright in Duffield: "bur Katherina Cartwright de Duffield wid sepult xv die".


SOURCE: Duffield parish register; Will of William Cartwryght, 1589; will of Robert Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1630; will of William Cartwright alias Matkyn, 1620, on www.findmypast.co.uk




 

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