FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOSIAH AND REBECCA MOORE



Josiah Moore was born in about 1670 of Heanor, Derbyshire. He married Rebecca. John was a miller at the Langley corn water mill in Heanor.


Josiah died and was buried 5 April 1721 in Heanor.

Josiah Moore burial

Burial record for Josiah Moore in Heanor:
"Josiah More of Hener was buried April 5"


Josiah left a will dated 7 February 1721 and proven 18 April 1721:


Josiah
        Moore will

Will of Josiah Moore of Heanor, 1721


In the name of God Amen, I Josiah Moore of Langley in the parish of Heaner and County of Derby, millner, being in good health of body, and of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God; and to avoid controversies after my decease do make and ordaine this my present last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say), ffirst and principally, I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the merrits, death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and to inherit everlasting life. And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently burid at the parish church of Heanor at the discretion of my executor hereafter named: And as touching the disposition of all temporal estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose thereof as ffolloweth: Imprimus, I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharges and for the payment of the same if there necessity for it my will is that my corn mill commonly known or called by name Langley Watermille, situate in the parish of Heanor in the County of Derby, now in tenure and occupation of my son John Moore, be set unto him that will give the best price for it for ye term of five years for the payment of the same. And immeditaly after the end and of five years shall be compleated and ended, then I give, devise and bequeath the same watermill with all the rights and previlidges thereunto belonging as fully and freely as I my self enjoy the same unto my loveing wife Rebecca Moore during her natural life. And after her decease to be sold by the overseers of my will after named or by her asigne or assignes at the price that can be had for some for the use of my younger childeren accordingly as my wife shall order the same. Item, I give, devise and bequeath unto my loveing wife my windmille situate on Langley Comon in the parish of Heanor with all the rights and previledges thereunto belonging during her natureall life and after wards to her assignes (but if incase she happen to marry then my will is that she shall but have the sume of five pounds per annum out of the yearly rents ariseing out of the above mentioned mills and the remainder thereof shall be for the payment of my younger childrens portions by the order of my supvisor hereafter named.

Item, I give, devise and bequeath unto my loveing wife my house wherein I now dewll with all my househould goods and chattels unto me belonging of kind soever they be in the same manner as I my self enjoy the same.
Item I give unto my son John Moore the sume of one shilling in full satisfaction for his childs part.
Item, I give unto my son Joseph Moore the sume of one shilling in full satisfaction for his childs part.
Item, I give unto my son Jonathan Moore the sume of one shilling in full satisfaction for his childs part.
Item, I give unto my son Samuel Moore the sume of one shilling in full satisfaction for his childs part.
Item, I give unto my son Josiah Moore the sume of one shilling in full satisfaction for his childs part.
Item, I give unto my daughter Hannah Ward the sume of one shilling in full satisfaction for her childs part.
Item, I give unto my daughter Rebecca Mee the sume of one shilling in full satisfaction for her childs part.
All the rest and residue of my estate undisposed of be it real or personall of what kind soever it be I do give and bequeath unto my loveing wife Rebecca Moor whom I make full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament, and do hereby revoake, disannul and make voide all fformer wills and testaments by me heretofore made. And furthermore I constite and appoint my loveing brother Timothy Potter of Derby and my well beloved friend John Wyld of Codnor trustees and overseers of this my last will and testament hoping they will do there best to see the same performed. In witness whereof I the said Josiah Moore to this my last will and testament have at my hand and seal they seventh day of Ffebruary Anno Domini 1721
Josiah Moore
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Josiah Moore for and as his last will and testament in the presence of us: Matthew Wood, George Seaverns, Phillip Richards.


An inventory was created for Josiah:

Josiah Moore inventory

Inventory for Josiah Moore


Aprill ye 8 1721
A true inventory of all the goods and chattels of Josiah Moore of Langley in the parish of Heanor late deceased, apprized by us whose names are hereunto subscribed.
Imprimus, his purse and apparel  2-0-0
In the house
The fire irons and a dripping pan  0-10-0
3 bras pans and a skellett  1-0-0
2 potts and a load  0-10-0
Putter  0-10-4
2 tubs, 3 barrells and a kitle  0-8-0
A churn, a cupboard and trenchers  0-6-0
2 beds, some shelves and a lath  2-20-0
A putter case and some shelves for itt  0-4-0
A stone through and a cake stone  0-7-0
A spade, a hacks, a hatchet & 4 forkes  0-4-0
4 sacks, 2 baggs, 2 wheells  0-7-0
A sadle, 2 pads, 2 bridles and pullion  0-10-6
A pair of iron geers and other husbandry  0-13-0
In the chamber
A clock and a press  4-0-0
3 chestts and 3 boxes  0-6-6
A looking glass and some books  0-1—6
5 chairs, a comb, 2 smoothing irons  0-5-2
A frying pan and a pair of bellowes, a merter and a pestells & 2 lawn lomes   0-1-0
A buckitt, a rope and a cheese press   0-2-6
One cow   2-5-0
One horse   2-5-0
Things seen & unseen  0-4-0
Totall  19-6-8

John Will
Thomas Howells, appraisers



Rebecca died and was buried 18 August 1740 in Heanor.


Rebecca Moore

Burial record for Rebecca Moore in Heanor:
"Rebackah More of Langly buried - August 18th"



Rebecca left a will dated 29 January 1739 and proven 27 October 1740:


Rebecca Moore

Will of Rebecca Moore of Heanor, 1740


This is the last will and testament of Rebecca Moore of Langley in the parish of Heyner in the County of Derby, widdow, being weak in body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and fform following (to will), And whereas my late husband Josiah Moore by his last will and testament dated on or about the seventh day of Ffebruary one thousand seven hundred and twenty did then give and demise unto me the sd Rebecca Moore his water corne mill comonly known or called by the name of Langley Water Mill lying in the parish of Heynor in the County of Derby with all the rights and priveledges thereunto belonging as fully and freely as he himself did enjoy the same during my natureal life for the payment of his debts and funeral charges (and my support and mentannance) and afterwards to be sold by me or my assigns at the best price that could be had for the same and the remainder of the sd sum of money to be disposed of to the use of his younger children accordingly as I the sd Rebecca Moore should appoint the same by my last will and testament. And whereas now I the sd Rebecca Moore have bargained and sold unto my son Jonathan Moore the above mentioned water corne mill for the uses above mentioned by one deed of release bearing date on or about the twelveth day of May one thousand seven hundred thirty and nine, and then I left remaining and unpiad in the hand of my son Jonathan Moore the sum of sixty pounds of lawfull British money being part of the purchase money mentioned amoungst other things as in the sd indenture will more at large appeare which said sum of sixty pounds my sd son Jonathan Moore is to pay to such persons and in such manner as is by me hereafter directed and appointed and also my will is that my son Jonathan Moore shall let all the charges of my burial over and above the aforesd sum of sixty pounds. Ffirst I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Moore his heirs and assigns the sum of twenty pounds of lawfull British money to be to him as followeth (to witt), first the sum of fourteen pounds to be paid unto him or his heirs by two equal payments at the full and compleat of the two next half years after my decease and the other remaining six pounds to be paid unto him or his heirs as the full and compleat end of four years after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Mee, wife of Benjamin Mee of Little Eaton, her heirs and assigns the sum of twenty pounds and the sume to be paid unto the said Rebecca Mee for her own seprate use abstract from her husbands engagements, and I do hereby order that ye sum of fourteen pounds part of the sd twenty pounds shall be paid unto the sd Rebecca Mee by two equal payments by my son Jonathan at the full end of two years after my decease, and the other remaining six pounds of the sd twenty pounds to be paid unto her or her heirs or assigns at the full and compleat end of four years and a half after my decease and her receipt not withstanding her coverture shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge for the same.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son John Moore his heirs and assigns the sum of five pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Ward her heirs and assigns the sum of five pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Moore his heirs and assigns the sum of five pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Josiah Moore his heirs and assigns the sum of five pounds all which said legacies of five pounds each I do hereby order and appoint to be paid by my son Jonathan Moore by three equal payments (to witt) the first payment to be made at the end of the fifth half year after my decease, the second payment at the end of the sixt half year after my decease and the third payment to be made at the end of the seventh half year after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Ward my great brass pan, my carpit, two puter dishes and one half of my wearing apparel and to have the first choice. The other half of my wearing apparel I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Mee and also my bed with all the furniture thereunto belonging and standing the parler and also one wheele. And as for my wind mill and the house in which I now dwell with all barns, stables, orchards, gardens, yards, backsides situate standing and being on Langley Comon in the parish Heynor with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. And also all my household goods undisposed of and all my other goods of whatsoever they be, my mind and will is that they shall all be sold as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my executor hereafter named and the money ariseing by such sale I dispose of as followeth: First I give and bequeath unto my son Josiah Moore his heirs and assigns the sum of fforty pounds. And further my mind and will is that all the remainder of money ariseing by such sale and all the rents if any be due to me at my decease for Langley Water Mill after my just debts, count ffees and other expences that happan to arise concerning the same be paid of be eqully divided amongst my sons and daughters – John Moore, Joseph Moore, Samuel Moore, Hanah Ward, & Rebecca Mee, their heirs and assigns forever, share and share alike. And lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John Moore & John Wyld full and sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby order they shall have all reasonable charges allowd for all there trouble they shall put to concerning the same. And I do hereby revoke, disannul and make all fformers wills and testament by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to the first page and my hand and seal to the second this twenty ninth day Jannuary in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred thirty and nine.

Rebecca Moore, her mark
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the before named testatrix for and as her last will and testament in the presence of us who all subscribed our name as witnesses in her presence: Samuell Smith, Mary Moore, John Wyld

Note in the margin:
Memorand that my mind is that if my son Joseph Mee should die before his legacies be due to him to be paid that his legacies shall be divided amongst the rest of my children. This paragraf by the order of ye testatrix before the will was excut’ed was written.



Josiah and Rebecca had the following children:


1. Jonathan, christened 25 December 1699 in Heanor; baptized at Friar Gate Presbyterian in Derby "son of Josiah Moore, of Losco, millner, at his own house"; married Ann Cook 1744 in Greasley, Nottinghamshire; buried 14 September in Heanor.


2. Mary, buried 6 May 1695 in Heanor


*3. Rebecca, born about 1693 of Heanor; married Benjamin Mee 30 April 1719 in South Wingfield, Derbyshire; buried 6 February 1776 in St. Alkmunds, Derby.


4. John


5. Isaac, christened 23 December 1701 in Heanor, "of Losco"; buried 23 December 1701.


6. Samuel, christened 1 March 1703 in Heanor, baptized at his own home; recorded at Friar Gate Presbyterian, Derby.


7. Hannah, married Mr. Ward


8. Joseph


9. Josiah


10. Charles, christened 25 July 1708 in Friar Gate Presbyterian church in Derby; buried August 1708.



SOURCES: Heanor parish register; will of Josiah Moore of Heanor, 1721; will of Rebecca Moore of Heanor, 1740; www.findmypast.co.uk.