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The Handleys, Martins and Walkers of Mapperley
Submitted by a Family Researcher

The Walkers of Mapperley

The Walkers were living in Mapperley in the late 1600s, but possibly earlier.

Joseph may have been the first Walker to live in Mapperley. The Rev Kerry thought he was ‘of Mapperley’ in 1698. Joseph may have been the son of Thomas Walker and Mary Stansby who were married in Heanor on 10th February 1661. Joseph married Mary Cheetham in Heanor on 2nd December 1684. If Mary is the daughter of Roger Cheetham and Hannah, she was baptised on 5th July 1664.

Joseph and Mary had seven children named in their wills: Thomas who was baptised on 18th September 1685 in Heanor and whom the Rev Kerry said was ‘of Holbrook’; Samuel of Mapperley in the Parish of Kirk Hallam (baptised 28th August 1687 in Heanor); Benjamin of Mapperley; Joseph of Mapperley (bap. 10th May 1690 Heanor) ; Hannah; Ellin; and Mary.

Joseph’s will begins: In the Name of god Amen. I Joseph Walker of Mapperly in theParish of Kirk Hallam and ye County of Derby, Yeoman being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament I Commit my soul in to ye hands of Almighty god my heavenly father hoping for his mercy unto Eternal Life through ye merits of Jesus X my saviour and my Body to be buryed with Xtian Buriall at ye Discretion of my Executor …...

In his will, Joseph bequeathed the lease of land and buildings in Heanor to two of his daughters, Hannah and Ellin. We also learn from his will that his daughter Mary was the wife of Samuel Scattergood of Head House in the parish of Kirk Hallam. Son Benjamin who was the executor of the will was probably the one who inherited the family home as he seems not to have been married at the time the will was written and so was probably living with his parents. Where in Mapperley the Walkers lived is a mystery.

Joseph signed his will and it was witnessed by Richard Birch, John Roe and John Platts on this second day of October in the third year of our Sovereign Lord King George ye second of Great Brittain France and Ireland King in ye year of our Lord one thousand seaven hundred and twenty nine.

The inventory which had to be made of Joseph’s possessions for the purpose of probate is interesting:
October 8th 1729

This is a True and perfect Inventory of the Goods ofJoseph Walker of Mapley Deceased in ye parrish of Kirkhallam and County of Deby appraised by us whosenames are here Below - -

Impus - purs and Apparrill 5 - 00 - 0
Goods in ye House fire Irons 0 - 12 - 0
23 pewter plates 0 - 12 - 0
Pewter Dishes 0 - 15 - 0
5 Brass Kettles and one Brass Pott 1 - 10 - 0
1 Long Chair - 8 Little Chaires 0 - 09 - 0
A Clock 1 - 00 - 0
A Table Dresser and form 0 - 12 - 0
2 Tubs 2 Kills? 3 G? 0 - 08 - 0
The Rest of the Lumber 0 - 10 - 0
Bed and Beding 2 - 00 - 0
2 Tables 2 forms 2 Buffets 0 - 15 - 0
One Cubard and Lumber 0 - 10 - 0
In the Little parlour one Bed and Beding One Chest two Chairs Great Iron 0 - 15 - 0
In the Chamber over the great parlour Bed & Beding & Glas 3 - 15 - 0
4 Chairs and Buffett one Cubard 0 - 09 - 0
In the Chamber over the Little parlour 1 Bed 1 Chest 1 - 10 - 0
In the Greats Chests and Lumber 3 - 10 - 0
In the Kitchen 1 Chesspress 1 Tub 1 Churn 0 - 10 - 0
In the Cellor 3 Barrels 1 form 1 Tub 0 - 10 - 0
In the Buttery 1 Kneading Tub 1 pair of ? & Lumber 0 - 12 - 0
In the Shop one pair of Bellows one Anvil one pair of Vice 3 hammers 3 pair of Tongs and Iron 2 - 10 - 0
In the Butery by the Little parlour 3 Chespats 2 forms one frying pann with pots & Lumber 0 - 06 - 6
4 Mares 21 - 0 - 0
One mare and fole 2 - 10 - 0
24 Sheep 8 - 00 - 0
2 Calves 1 - 09 - 0
8 Kine and one Bull 29 -12- 6
4 Heffors 71 - 5 - 6
4 Stirks 7 - 10 - 6
Hay in the Stacks and Barns 19 -10- 0
One oats Stack in the Yard 7 - 00 - 0
Oats in the Barn 6 - 00 - 0
Wheat and Blendcorn 12 - 0 - 0
Barley 12 - 0 - 0
Pease 0 - 15 - 0
Husbandrey Gears 2 - 10 - 0
1 Sadle 2 pads 2 Bridles and pannill 0 - 9 - 0
3 plowghs 3 harrows one slede 1 waggon 1 Cart 9 - 00 - 0
Forkes Rakes Spades and one Hatchett 0 - 07 - 6
Sives Bags and Half Strike and ? and 2 swine 3 - 10 - 0

Total  

187- 00 - 0


Appraisers
Richard Birch
John Roe

Apart from telling us what were the contents of the household, the inventory - and the will itself - are interesting because of the spellings.
Joseph’s wife Mary made her will in 1734: In the Name of God Amen I Mary Walker of Mapperly In the Parrish of Kirkhallum in the County of Derby being of sound mind and memory do make this my Last will and testament in manner -------------- The will mentions by name three grand-daughters (the daughters of Mary’s son Thomas) and two other grand-daughters, Mary Shaw, the wife of John Shaw and Mary Scattergood, the daughter of Samuel who was also mentioned in her grandfather Joseph’s will . However, Mary Walker mentions a great grand-daughter too, Mary Shaw, daughter of John.

William Scattergood, Ann Bullock and Samuel Walker Junior were the witnesses of the will.

Joseph and Mary’s son Joseph was the next to make his will in 1737 and in this will, Mary, Benjamin and Francis Scattergood, the children of his late sister Mary, wife of Samuel Scattergood are mentioned.

Ellin Walker also left Mary Scattergood money in her will of 26th January 1738 and: one Chest of Drawers and my Bed with all the Furniture thereunto belonging a Long black Silk Scarf with all my Table Lining and Cloths undisposed of. As well as other bequests to members of Ellins’s family, Thomasin Woodward was bequeathed one guinea.

The lease of the land and buildings in Heanor was bequeathed to Benjamin and his Heirs for Ever with the Residue of my Estate as bills bonds or ready money.

Ellin signed her will and this time the witnesses were John Allin, Emanuel Thorly and Joseph Renshaw.

Benjamin had now buried not only his parents, but two of his siblings. Benjamin made his own will on 2nd March 1748. Samuel, his surviving brother and nephew John were made the executors. With the death of his brother and sisters, Benjamin had inherited the family’s land and buildings in Thornhill, near Hope and the remaining term of the 1,000-year lease of the land and buildings in Heanor. These now came into the possession of Samuel and his son, John.


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