FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
EDWARD BRAMLEY AND
BRAMLEY was christened 26 April 1642 in Duffield, Derbyshire, England,
the son of William Bramley. Edward married Isabel Matkin
on 18 April 1664 in Duffield. The record says, "Edward
Bramley and Isabel Markin, both of Shottle".
Edward's occupation was husbandman. Isabel was born in
about 1644 in Duffield, the daughter of Robert Cartwright
alias Matkin and his wife Ellen.
Edward died, leaving a will dated 12 August 1704 and proven 13 April 1705:
In the name of God Amen, I Edward Bramley of Posterne Park in the County of Derby husbandman being weak of body, but of perfect memory blessed be God for the same, do constitute, ordaine & make this my last will & testament, in manner & forme following: ffirst I commit my soul into the hands of my Lord creator, hopeing through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to obtaine salvation. And my body to the earth to be buryed in Christian burial at the discrescon of my executor & executrix herein after named. And for my worldly estate my debts, legacies & funeral expenses being first paid & discharged, I do will, devise, give & bequeath the same as followeth: Ffirst I do will & devise all that my acre & half of one acre of copyhold land lying & being in the Middle Stanleys in Beaureydale Belper after my wifes decease to the use & beheefe of my son George Bramley his heirs & assigns forever provided alwayes & upon condicon that the said George his heirs or assignes doe, shall well & truly pay or cause the full & just sume of twenty pounds of lawfull English monys in manner & forme following, imdiately after my said wifes decease (that is to say) to my son Jeremiah the sume of ffive pounds, the like sume of ffive pounds to my son James Bramley, the like sume of ffive pounds to my son William Bramley and the like sume of ffive pounds which is the remaining part of these twenty pounds to my daughter Ellen Hanson. But if default of payment be made in all of any of the said legacies of ffive pounds a piece as before bequeathed, it is my minde & will that such of my said legatee or legatees as are unpaid shall enter upon the said one acre & the half of one acre of land & the same shall have hold, possess & enjoy until they all every or any of them be fully satisfied & paid their legacy or legacies in forme aforesaid. Item, I give & bequeath unto my son Michael Bramley the sume of thirty pounds of lawfull English monys. And to my daughter Martha Bramley sixteen pounds and to my daughter Isabell Bramley sixteen pounds of like lawfull English monys all which said last three menconed legacies it is my mind & will the same shall be paid to the said legatees by my executor & executrix herein after named within the space of twelve months next after my decease. And I do further give & bequeath unto my said son Michael the one half of all my husbandry wares the whole being divided into two equall parts. And I do likewise give & bequeath unto the said Michael one half of my draught mares the same being equally divided into two equall pts the said mares to be delivered to him in the space of three months next after my decease. And I do further give & bequeath unto my said daughters Martha & Isabel two of the best beds in my now dwelling house to be delivered to them immediately after my wifes decease. Item, I give unto my said sons George, Jeremiah & James & to my daughter Ellen Hanson one shilling a piece. Item, I give & bequeath unto my said son Wm Bramley the full sume of ffive pounds of lawfull English monys to be paid to him by my executor & executors aforesaid within the space of twelve months next after my decease. And lastly I do give & bequeath all my leases, tenements & personall estate not before bequeathed in manner & forme following (that is to say) the one half thereof to Isabell my loving wife for the terme of her natural life if she keep unmaryed and the other half thereof to my son Job Bramley his extors actors & assinges forever together to the other half of the aforesaid premises bequeathed to the said wife aforesaid the same to have, hold, possess & enjoy to him extors, actors & assignes immediately upon & after the decease or remarriage of my said wife whether shall first happen and I do nominate appoint & ordaine my said wife & my said son Job Bramley to be executor & executrix of this my last will & testament and revoking all former wills by me made I do constitute ordaine & make this to be my last will & testament. In witnesse I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this twelfth day of August in the third year of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of England, Scotland, Ffrance & Ireland, defender of the faith Anno Domini 1704.
A true & perfect inventory of all the good cattles & chattelles of Edward Bramley, late of Postern Park in the parrish of Duffield deceased viewed and & apprised the thirtieth day of December 1704 by us whose names are here unto subscribed as followeth:
His purse and apparell 2 10 00
In the house plate puter & brass and the fire irons 2 3 4
One table & form, one cupboard, one long chear, chears, stooles & som other wooden things 1 6 8
In the parler next the house two beds with furniture to them, one chest & one cofer 4 0 0
In the chamber over the same parler two beds with furniture & two coffers 1 15 00
In the chamber over the house cheese, bacon & other xxx 2 10 0
In the ould house one bed with ffurniture, one bedsted 1 2 6
Kitts, tubs, loomes, barrels & other wooden wares 0 10 0
Hey & corne in the barns and forty of dores 30 0 0
Foure cows, one heifer, two bullocks, stirkes & three yearlings 21 0 0
Twenty five sheepe 4 3 4
Three horses & three mares belonging to the teame 16 0 0
One two yeare ould mare & one yearling coulte 3 1 6
One store & reg 1 13 4
The reversion of two leases in Postern & corn sewed thereon 18 0 0
The reversion of one lease in Chevin in carts 1 0 0
Tow carts, ploughs, snorrows, sleds, horse gears & other husbandry wares 6 16 4
For od things seen & unseen 0 5 0
Reddy money & money at interest 38 0 0
155 17 0
Wm Cooper, his mark
and Isabel had the following children:
10. Izabel, christened
23 July 1685 in Duffield, "of Posterne"; mentioned
in father's will of 1704.
11. Mary, christened 13
August 1687 in Duffield.
12. John, christened 5 July 1693 in Duffield, "de Turnditch".
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
William Bramley was christened 2
December 1621 in South Wingfield, Derbyshire, the son of
Thomas and Mary Bramlea.
William had the following children:
*1. Edward, christened 26
April 1642 in Duffield, Derbyshire; married Isabel Matkin
18 April 1664 in Duffield.
2. James, christened 1 September 1644 in Duffield, "of Posterne".
SOURCES: IGI; South Wingfield
parish register; Duffield parish register.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS AND MARIAE (MARY) BRAMLEA
THOMAS BRAMLEA was christened 21 June
1600 in South Wingfield, Derbyshire, the son of Henry and
Joanae Bramlea. He married Mariae (Mary). His occupation
was joiner, or carpenter.
Thomas died, leaving a will dated 22
October 1633 and proven 24 February 1633/4.
In the name of God Amen, the tow and twentieth day of October in the yeare of our Lord God 1633, I Thomas Bramley of South Wingfeild in the Countie of Derbie, joyner, being in reasonable good health and of good and pffecte memorie thanks be to God for the same, doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in writing as ffolloweth: hereby revoking and disannulling all former wills by me att any tyme heretofore mad, that is to say, ffirst I comitt my soule into the hands of Allmightie God my heavenly ffather and to his sonne Jesus Chryst my only Saviour and redimer and to the holy sperritt my comforter and sanctifier, beseething that holy trenitie so to prepare me during this my naturall lyffe as that in the end hereof I may with confidence and assurance hold and resynne the same into his hands to bee mad ptaker of his heavenly blessings nor are prepared beffor all worlds for his eleet & chossen. And for my bodie upon it shall please God to call for me out of this wretched lyffe my will and desire is that it bee buried in the church or church yeard of South Wingfeild aforesaid att the discretion of my executors hereafter name hoping that by the death and resurrection of my said most blesseid Saviour it shall att his appointed tyme ryse againe & bee reunited to my soule and live and raigne with his eternally in his glourious kingdome and for and concerning all my good and chattells whatsoever with which it hath pleased him to endow me with in this lyffe: I doe give and bequeath in manor & fforme following: Item, I give & bequeath unto my ffyve sisters everie one of them twentye shillings a peece. Item, to William & Edward Bramley sons of William Bramley eight shillings a peece to buy them bybles withall. Item, to Elizabeth Annable, Elizabeth Smith daughter of Randall Smith: Thomas & Edward Smith sonnes of my brother in law George Smith everie of them eighth shillings to buy everie of them a bible with said severall somes of eight shillings my will is shallbee delivered to my said executors to bee bestowed on the severall psons as aforesaid. Item to all my god children not herein named twelve pence a peece. Item, to the poor people of the prish of South Wingfeild ten shillings. Item, to my welbeloved ffrend John Halley five shillings eight pence. The rest & residue of all my goods & chattells unbeequeathed my wyffes third part theirout deducted my debts & ffineralls discharged, I give & bequeath to my six children, viz. Thomas Bramely, Marey Bramley, Henerie Bramley, Ellen Bramley, Willim Bramley & Ffranncis Bramley equally to bee divyed amongst them. And if it happen that any of my said children doe dye before the accomplish their lawfull ages, them my will is that the portion & portions of him, her or them soe depting this lyffe shallbee equally devyded amongst them surviving. And I doe heirby constitute & ordaine & make George Smith and Mathew Bramley executors of this my last will & testament, and my will and desire is that my said executors have the care & charge of my said children & heirs portions to bee by them plassed & imployed for the good & best advantidg of my said children. And I give to everie of my executors 6s-8d. And I doe ffurther constitute & make my welbeloved ffrends Richar Smithurst, Edward Newfone, Michell Carden & William Bramley sonne of my brother Henerie Bramley overseers of this my last will & testament, I give to everie of them ffyve shillings. In witness wherof I the said Thomas Bramley gave to his said last will & testament sett my hand & seale the day & yeare ffirst above written. In presence of the witnesses whose names are heir under written.
Signature of Thomas Bramley on his will
Thomas and Mariae had the following children:
1. Thomas, christened 31
August 1617 in South Wingfield.
2. Marey, mentioned in
father's will of 1633; married John Lambert 21 April 1635
in South Wingfield.
*3. William, christened 2 December 1621 in South Wingfield.
4. Henry, christened 25
July 1624 in South Wingfield.
5. Ellen, mentioned in
father's will of 1633.
6. Ffranncis, mentioned in father's will of 1633.
SOURCES: South Wingfield parish
register; will of Thomas Bramley, 1633, on
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY BRAMLEA AND
Henry Bramlea married Jane Wright 14
October 1593 in Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire. Henry and Jane
(listed as Joanae in the South Wingfield parish register)
had the following children:
1. William, christened 28
August 1594 in South Wingfield; mentioned in brother
Thomas' will of 1633.
2. Henry, christened 10
December 1596 in South Wingfield.
3. Franciscus, christened 23
October 1598 in South Wingfield.
*4. Thomas, christened 21
June 1600 in South Wingfield.
5. Silvester, christened 21
March 1601 in South Wingfield.
6. Matheus, christened 27 March 1606 in South Wingfield; mentioned in brother Thomas' will of 1633 as Mathew.
SOURCES: South Wingfield parish
register; IGI; will of Thomas Bramley, 1633, on