Robert Wylde was born in about 1575 of Heanor, Derbyshire. He
married Ursula. Robert is shown as Robert the young in a son's
burial record, so is likely the son of Robert Wylde senior.
Robert died and was buried 21 December 1627 in Heanor.
Robert died and left a will written 29 May 1627. His will mentions Ursula his wife, eldest son Zouche, daughter Jane, sons Henry and Richard, grandson Edwarde Wylde and brother William Wylde.
In the name of God Amen, I Roberte Wilde of Codnor in the Countie of Derbye, yeom., beinge weake and aged yet of good and pfecte memorye, thanks be to Almightie God, revoakinge, makeinge void and of none affecte all and evry will and wills whatsoever by me at any tyme heartofore made or intended to have bene made, doe ordaine and make this my laste will and testament in manner and forme ffollowinge, that is to saye, ffirste I bequeathe my sole to God Allmyghtie that gave it me, hopeing assuredly that by the merits and passion of Christe Jesus my Saviour and Redeemer to inherite the kingedome of heaven, and my bodie to be buryed in the pishe church of Heanor within the channcell there. And as concerning my worldly and temporall estate wherewith it hathe pleased God to blesse me, I give and bequeathe to Ursula my nowe wife the messuage or tenement with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell, towe closes with appurtenances called or knowne by the name or names of of the Barley Closses adjyninge to the said messuage or tenement on the northe side, towe other closes lyinge and beinge in Ripley in the said Countie of Derbye called or knowne by the name of Upton Closses lyinge neare unto James Wilde adjoinging to the lane on the southe side and other close of meadowe or pasture grounde inclosed lyinge and beinge in Salterwoode in Ripley aforesaid contayneinge by estimacion aleaven acres of thereabouts be it more of lesse, and which I formly píchased to me and my heires of Edwarde Sheffeilde and also and cheiffe rente of ffyve shilling yearely out of Richard Cleaton his lande in Codnor aforesaid together with all barnes, houses yardes, gardeins, and easements to the said messuage or tenement belongeinge or appurtaininge to have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, closses, cheiffe rente and premisses and only pte and pcell thereof unto the said Ursula my nowe wiefe and her assignes for and inveinge the tyme and tearme of her naturall lieffe. Item, I give and bequeathe unto the said Ursula the rente refunds upon one lease by me formerly made of my pte of the cole pitts at Ripley aforesaid, inveinge the countinuwance of the sale lease amounting to seaven pounds tenne shillings, and yf shee shall happen to have my coles from thence for her owne use then to abate of the rente after the rate of eighteen pence for only loade. Item I give and bequeathe unto the said Ursula my wiefe one lease of one malter corne millne situate an beinge in Codnor pte allowing fourthe of it yearely inveinge the continuwance of the same lease unto Zouche Wilde my eldest sonne ffyve strikes of corne towarde the keepinge of his ffamiley to be paid eyther out of the said millne or out of her dwellinge howse. Item I give and bequeathe unto the said Zouche Wilde one lease of home grounde in Butterley píte which I had of Mr. James Trott. Item I give and bequeathe unto my sonne Henry Wilde three score and tenne pounds of lawfull Englishe money for and in full satisfaccon of his childs píte, to be paid unto him by tenne pounds a yeare nexte and ymediatly after my decease. Item I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Jane Wylde other threescore and tenne pence of lawfull Englishe money for and in full satisfaccon of her childe pte to be paid unto her by tenne pounds a yeare nexte and ymediatly after my decease. Item, my will is that for the payment of the said hundred and ffortie pounds unto the said Henrye and Jane as aforesaid that Ursula my said wiefe shall on use and enjoye the lordemore meadowe adjoinge to Cuniefe side, towe oxegainge of meadowe lyinge in Codor meadowes containeinge by estimacon three acres and a hallffe be it more or lesse, and Haime grounds lyinge with three ffeilds of Codnor aforesaid for and dureinge the tearme of twelve yearres nexte after my decease, and yf the said hundred and ffourtie pounds canot be reased within that tyme, then my will is, that shee the said Ursula shall have on use and enjoye the same until the said some of one hundred and ffourtie pounds be reased for the payment of the same as aforesaid. And yf mysaid wiefe will not use and occupye the same her selffe, then my will is, doe hereby give her full power and authoritye to demyse and let the same grounds to any píson or písons whatsoever for the tearme of twelve yeares as aforesaid. And yf the said some of one hundred and ffortie pounds cannot be reased within that tearme, then to demyse and let it for soe longe tyme as the rente thereof will discharge the same. Item, my will is that my ymediatly from and after the payment of the aforesaid portions to the said Henrye and Jane, and ymediatly after the deathe of the said Ursula, I give and bequeathe the said messuage or tenement with appurtences and aforesaid lands, tentments, and hereditaments of and the said Roberte Wylde in Codnor and Ripley aforesaid and the cheiffe rente before mentoned, except the fee simple of the cole pitts in Ripley aforesaid, unto the said Zouche Wylde for and dureinge his natural liefe without impediments of any manner of waste and from and after the decease of the said Zouche Wilde, to the heires of his bodye of the said Zouche Wylde for and dureinge his natural liefe without impediments of any dureinge his natural liefe without ympediments of any manner of waste and from and after the decease of the said Henrye Wylde, to the heires of the bodie of the said Henrye Wylde lawfullie begotten and to be begotten. And for defaulte of suche yssue unto Richarde Wylde and other of my sonnes for and during his naturall liefe, without ympearment of any manner of waste, and from and after the deceasse of the said Richarde Wylde to the heires of the bodye of the said Richarde Wylde lawfullie begotten and to be begotten. And for defaulte of suche yssue, unto Jane Wylde my daughter for and dureinge her naturall liefe without ympearment of any manner of waste, and from and after the deceasse of the said Jane Wylde, to the heires of the bodye of the said Jane Wylde lawfullie begotten and to be begotten, and for defaulte of suche yssue to the righte heires of mee the said Roberte Wylde for ever. Item, I give and bequeathe unto the said Richarde Wylde his heires and assignes for ever one messuage or tenement, with the appurtenances and grounde thereto belongeing situat lyinge and beinge upon Heanor Comon nowe in the tenure or occupation of Henrye Coxon or his assignes. Item, I give and bequeathe unto Edward Wilde the sonne of the said Zouche Wylde his heires and assignes forever one tenement with the appurtenances and yarde thereto belonging situate and beinge in Codner aforesaid nowe in the tenure or occupation of Micheall Boote or his assignes, to enter upon it within one whole yeare nexte after my decease and further my will is that my said wiefe handle the outsighte of it until hee come to age allowing him yearely rente for the same. Item, my will is that my servant William Wilson have ffyve pounds to be paide unto him by my said wiefe within three yeares after my decease. Item, I give and bequeathe unto Ursula my said wiefe all my goods wherein my now dwelling howse in Codner aforesaid, what kinde, qualitie or condition soe they be. Item, I give and bequeathe unto Ursula my said wiefe all my oute goods whatsoever cattell, corne, heaye and debts whatsoever owinge unto me by my píson or písons whatsoever upon condition that shee the Ursula shall satisfye, contente and paye or cause to be satisfied, contented and payde all and evry my owned debts which I owe to any píson ur písons whatsoever. Item, I give & bequeathe unto the said Richarde Wilde his heires and assignes for ever the said cole pitts at Ripley aforesaid to enter upon the same ymediatly after the decease of Ursula my wyefe, provided always that hee the said Richarde paye or cause to be paid unto the said Henry Wilde and Jane Wylde eyther of them tenne pounds of lawfull Englishe money within the ffirste yeare after the receipte of it. Item, I doe ordaine and make the said Edwarde Wylde to be the sole executor of this my laste will and testament. And I doe desire my well be loved ffrende James Wrighte of Ripley aforesaid gent. And my welbeloved brother William Wylde of Codner aforesaid, yeoman, to be the overseers of this my laste will and testament hopeing they will doe theire beste and above to see the same píformed. In wittness theareof to bothe pages of this my laste will and testamente I, the said Roberte Wylde the testator have put to my hande and seale the Eleaventhe daye of November in the seconde yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lorde Charles by the grace of God of England, Scotlande, Ffrance and Ireland, Kinge, Defender of the Faythe. Anno Dei 1626
The Wylde/Wilde family are mentioned in Archaeological Gleanings in the Neighborhood of Codnor Castle: "The Wilde family of Loscoe used the name of Zouch for three generations. They owned a small estate at Loscoe, and leased minerals for their furnaces at Loscoe in 1650. They resided at one time in a farmhouse about half a mile from the castle, and were registered at Heanor as " of Codnor Castle,'' meaning the Liberty of Codnor Castle. It is said that John Woolley, the original clockmaker of Codnor was apprenticed to John Wild, of Nottingham, who probably might be of the family of the Wilds of Codnor."
Descendants of Robert Wylde became clockmakers: "The Wildes or
Wylds are generally reckoned as Nottingham makers for three
generations, but the first, John, was born at Codnor in 1678.
apprenticed 1691-1696. He set up on his own account in 1697. He
later moved to Nottingham and died in 1760, but not before
marrying, in 1710, Rachel, daughter of one Samuel Woolley of
Codnor, a substantial farmer. (Early East Derbyshire Clocks,
Robert and Ursula had the following children:
2. Robert, christened 23 November 1600 in Heanor; buried 20
April 1602 in Heanor. Robert's burial record showed: "Robert ye
sonne of Robert Wylde the yonger of Codnor & Ursulay his wife
was buried ye xxth day of ye moneth of Aprill".
1. Zouche, christened 22 October 1598 in Heanor; married Ann: "Zouch Wilde of Codnar Park and Ann his wife had their sonn Thomas baptized the xvi Day of October"; mentioned in his father's will of 1627; buried 5 July 1673 in Heanor: "Mr Zouch Wilde of Codnor Castle was buried July ye 5th". He left a will dated 1673, naming son Henry, son Zouche, brother Richard, daughter Jane Draycott, wife of John Draycott, son Robert, son Thomas. He also had a son Edwarde who was executor for his grandfather's will.
3. Henry, christened 9 January 1602 in Heanor; buried 1681 in Heanor "of Codnor"; mentioned in his father's will of 1627.
*4. Jane (Jeanne), christened 15 January 1604 in Heanor; mentioned in her father's will of 1627; married Richard Neild 6 December 1631 in Heanor.
5. Richard, christened 11 February 1605 in Heanor; mentioned in his father's will of 1627.
6. Ann, christened 3 November 1607 in Heanor.
Other early Wyldes in the
Heanor parish records are:
SOURCE: IGI; www.ancestry.co.uk, extracted parish records of
Heanor; Heanor parish register; will of Robert Wylde, 1627, on
www.findmypast.co.uk; inventory of James Wylde, 1621; will of
Ellenore Wylde, 1622, on findmypast.co.uk.
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