Misty and Foggy Kinder Plateau Hags and Groughs. Viewing these hags or groughs in foggy, wet weather can be surreal. It appears to be a desert of black clinging peat; clinging to the steep sided gulley’s; the peat cascading down to the bare rock below. And all the while, the fog relentlessly rolling down the groughs.
~~FIFTH GENERATION – LIVING AT THE ASHES~~
-12. — Ann GEE (5) (Thomas GEE-4, Ralph GEE-3, Francis GEE-2, Ralph GEE-1) was born on the 02nd of May 1779. She was baptized at ST Matthews Church in Hayfield. (This date is her baptism date). She married an Unknown TOMMINS circa 1817.
~Children of Ann GEE and Unknown TOMMINS were:~
–a. —-Ann TOMMINS born circa 1817 in Bugsworth.
–b. —-Mary TOMMINS born circa 1817 in Bugsworth.
This information was taken from her mother (Betty BENNET’S probate record. So far I have been unable to locate Betty’s will.
-13. — John GEE (5) (Thomas GEE-4, Ralph GEE-3, Francis GEE-2, Ralph GEE-1) was born on the 01st December 1781 and died on the 27th February 1866. He married Mary CARRINGTON (1783 – 1872) on the 09th May 1805 at the All Saints Church in Glossop. Witnesses were James CARINGTON and Robert CARRINGTON who were probably her brothers. John was the fifth owner of the ASHES farm. They farmed 200 acres.
~Children of John GEE and Mary CARRINGTON were:~
–a. —-Thomas Gee was born on the 18th February 1806 and died on the 30th January 1877. He was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date is his baptism date.) (See # 15 following.)
–b. —-Sarah Gee was born on the 22nd March 1807 and died in June 1879. She was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date is her baptism date.) (See # 16 Following).
–c. —-Ann Gee was born on the 02nd of 1808 and died in 1882. She was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date is her baptism date.) (See # 17 following).
–d. —-William Gee was born in 1812 and died on the 20th August 1864. (See # 18 Following).
–e. —-Frank Gee was born in 1826 and died on the 01st January 1869. (See # 19 following).
~WILL OF JOHN GEE – 2 January 1864:~
I, John GEE of the ASHES in Kinder in the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby, Gentleman, do make my last Will and Testament as follows I ORDER all my debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid by my Executors out of my personal estate as soon as convenient after my decease and if my personal estate is insufficient for that purpose the I charge the residue of my Real Estate hereinafter given to my son Thomas GEE with such deficiency I GIVE and Bequeath unto my son William GEE the sum of Five hundred pounds I GIVE and Bequeath unto my daughter Sarah the wife of Thomas DRINKWATER of GREENBOTTOM in Bugsworth in the said parish of Glossop, Gentleman, the sum of Three hundred pounds AND I GIVE and Bequeath unto my daughter Ann the wife of John SHIRT of Edale in the parish of Castleton in the said county of Derby Farmer the sum of Three hundred pounds AND I direct that the said several legacies shall be paid out of my personal estate to my said son and daughters without interest thereon at the expiration of twelve calendar months after my decease AND IN case my personal estate shall after payment of all my debts as aforesaid be found insufficient to discharge the legacies so bequeathed to my said son and daughters and if my said son Thomas GEE (my residuary legacy hereinafter named) shall be unwilling to pay and make good such deficiency out of his own property THEN I give and devise unto my said son Frank GEE and the said Thomas DRINKWATER their heirs executors administrators and assigns all those closes of lands with the appurtenances called the HAYFIELD PIECE and the KILN PITTS situate in Kinder aforesaid and lately purchased by me from George HATFIELD and James KINDER UPON TRUST nevertheless that they my said Trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs of such survivor do and shall when such deficiency as aforesaid in the said legacies shall been ascertained absolutely sell the said closes of land and their appurtenances either by public auction or by private contract and either together or in parcels for the best price that can reasonably be obtained and out of the proceeds thereof do and shall in the first place pay all the costs and charges incidental to such sale of sales and in the second place do and shall pay to each of my said son William and daughters the deficiency in his or her said legacies caused by the deficiency of my personal estate AND I direct that the surplus (if any) of the proceeds arising from such sale or sales shall be considered as part of my residuary personal Estate I GIVE and devise unto my said son Frank GEE his heirs and assigns for-ever all that estate belonging to me situate at CROWDEN LEE BOOTH (Upper Booth farm) in Edale aforesaid formerly the property of John FOX and now in the occupation of William HOWE SUBJECT nevertheless to the payment by my said son Frank of the sum of One hundred pounds to my daughter Sarah wife of Thomas DRINKWATER SUCH PAYMENT to be made at the expiration of twelve calendar months after my decease without interest thereon I GIVE and devise to my said son Thomas GEE his heirs and assigns for-ever all that estate belonging to me called the ASHES aforesaid and now in my own occupation AND ALSO all my other real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever (not otherwise) by me herein and hereby disposed of according to the nature and quality thereof respectively (subject as aforesaid) I GIVE devise and bequeath to the said Frank GEE and Thomas DRINKWATER their heirs executors and administrators all such messuages lands tenements and hereditaments as are now or at the time of my decease shall be vested in me in Trust for any person or persons or by way of Mortgage TO HOLD the same unto and to the use of my said Trustees their heirs executors and administrators according to the nature and qualities thereof respectively and for all my estate term and interest therein to the interest that they my said Trustees may make conveyances or assignments thereof according to the Trusts affecting the same and may be better enabled to receive and discharge the moneys secured by any such Mortgages I DECLARE that the receipt or receipts of my said Trustees and Executors for the time being effectually discharge any purchaser or other person or persons paying any money under this under this my Will or the trusts thereof and that such purchaser or other person or persons shall not afterwards be bound to see to the application or be answerable for the misapplication or non-application thereof AND I appoint my said son Frank GEE and the said Thomas DRINKWATER Executors of this my Will AND I that they and their respective heirs executors and administrators shall be chargeable for their own respective acts deeds and defaults only and that they shall not be chargeable with any more of the said Trust moneys and effects than shall come to their or his own respective hands not with any loss which may happen thereto without their or his willful neglect or default AND ALSO that it shall be lawful for them and their respective executors and administrators with and out of the said Trust moneys to reimburse themselves respectively all such costs and expenses as they or he shall sustain or be just unto by reason or own account of any of the Trusts aforesaid or otherwise in or about the execution of this my Will
IN WITNESS whereof I the said John GEE the Testator have to this and the two preceding sheets of this my Will written on three sheets set my hand this second day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four
— John Gee —
SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said John GEE the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses to the due Execution hereof, THE WORDS ‘free from legacy duty but” in the fourteenth line of the first page and the fourth and fifth lines of the second page having been previously struck out
— John Hibbert — Solicitor Hyde Glossop
— Edward Hibbert — Cotton Spinner, Manufacturer Hyde.
~CODICIL TO THE WILL OF JOHN GEE – 20 August 1865~
I, John GEE of the ASHES in Kinder in the parish of Glossop in the county of Derby, Gentleman, do declare this to be a codicil to my last Will and Testament bearing date on or about the second day of January last past WHEREAS BY my said Will I have given and bequeathed unto my said son William GEE the sum of Five hundred pounds AND WHEREAS my said son William GEE hath died since the date of my said will having four children surviving him namely John Fox GEE, Martha Ann GEE, James William GEE, and Elizabeth GEE for whom I am desirous of making some provision NOW THEREFORE I do hereby revoke and make void the said legacy or sum of Five hundred pounds so given to my said son William GEE as aforesaid and in him thereof I HEREBY give and bequeath the sum of Five hundred pounds unto and equally between the said John Fox GEE, Martha Ann GEE, James William GEE, and Elizabeth GEE share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants AND IN case any of the said legatees shall depart this life in my lifetime leaving lawful issue such issue shall take equally amongst them as Tenants in common the share to which his her or their respective parent or parents would have been entitled to if living BUT IF ANY of the said legatees shall depart this life in my lifetime without leaving lawful issue the share or respective shares of such deceased legatee shall go to the surviving legatees or legatee and to the issue of such as them as shall be their dead ˞ leaving issue such issue taking equally amongst them as Tenants in common the share for which his her or their respective parents or parent would have been entitles to if living AND I direct that the said legacies shall be paid out of my personal estate without interest thereon at the expiration of Twelve calendar months after my decease AND IN all other respects I ratify and confirm my said Will ____
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty five
— John Gee —
SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said John GEE the Testator as and for his a codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us whom in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses to the due Execution hereof
— John Hibbert — Solicitor Hyde Glossop
— William Orme — Gamekeeper, Kinder.
1866: PROVED AT DERBY with a codicil the 24th day of July 1866 by the Oaths of Frank GEE, the son, and Thomas DRINKWATER, the Executors named in the Will to whom administration was granted. The Testator, John GEE, was late of the ASHES in Kinder in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby, Gentleman, and died on the 27th day of February 1866 at the ASHES in Kinder aforesaid. EFFECTS: under £300.
EXTRACTED by S.V.H. S. Chinn, Proctors, Derby.
-14. — Ellen Booth (5) (Thomas BOOTH-4, Ellen FROGGATT-3, Ann GEE -2, Ralph GEE-1) was born on the 07th February 1744 in Kinder, Hayfield. She was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date is her baptism date. She died in July 1813. She married Thomas WATERHOUSE junior by license n the 18th of July at the All Saints Church in Glossop. The marriage was conducted by Reverend John LINDGARD.
~Children of Ellen BOOTH and Thomas WATERHOUSE were:~
–a. —-Ann WATERHOUSE was born on the 04th April 1772. She was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date was her baptism date.) Ann married an Unknown HOWARD.
–b. —-Thomas WATERHOUSE was born on the 13th of November 1774. He was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date was his baptism date.)
–c. —-Ellen WATERHOUSE was born on the 21st January 1780. She was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date was her baptism date.) She married John MARRIOTT on the 17th July 1810 at the All Saints Church in Glossop.
–d. —-Mary WATERHOUSE was born on the 11th April 1784. She was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date was her baptism date.)
–e. —-Leah WATERHOUSE was born on the 12th November 1786. She was baptized at St Matthews Church in Hayfield. (The above mentioned birth date was her baptism date.) She married Thomas LIVESLY on the 25th January 1825 at the All Saints Church in Glossop.
–f. —-John WATERHOUSE was born in Phoeside, Hayfield.
–g. —-Samuel WATERHOUSE.
1799: August, a flood occurred near Hayfield and washed away the bridge, as well as an old village politician, known as Lord North. He was drowned.
~WILL OF ELLEN BOOTH (WATERHOUSE) – 7th April 1812~
Ellen WATERHOUSE: 27 August 1813 at Glossop (Lichfield)
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Ellen WATERHOUSE Wife of Thomas WATERHOUSE Junior of Booth in Kinder in the parish of Glossop and County of Derby I Give and Bequeath unto my Husband Thomas WATERHOUSE Jun. during his natural life all that House Garden and Premises now occupied by my mother Elizabeth BOOTH Widow of my late Father Thomas BOOTH of Booth aforesaid Deceased likewise I Give unto my said Husband Thomas WATERHOUSE Jun. aforesaid liberty to cut down and fall or cause to be cut down and fallen what wood or Timber he pleases in any part of my Estate at Booth in Kinder aforesaid during his natural life I Give unto my Daughters Mary WATERHOUSE and Leah WATERHOUSE the Dwelling House Garden and a Garden situate lying and being at the South end of the Barn now in the present occupation of my Husband Thomas WATERHOUSE Jun and the usual Road into the Cellar with the privileges of Laying Their Coals and B[ ] in the usual place which my Husband and me occupy with the privilege of laying their Cloths on the usual Hedge also to bring water from the Back Door or through the Lobby or to bring Water from the Well in the Croft or New-Foily may require also the privilege to get fire Wood for their own use in that part of my Estate called the Bank, also the liberty of Keeping a few Hens to go in and about the fold with the liberty of the usual Hen Cote also to have occupy possess and enjoy that part of my Estate called the round meadow and the Summering of one Cow to go on my Estate in Kinder aforesaid paying the sum of Two pounds for the said Cows Summering Yearly and [ ] year of either the occupier or his heirs or assigns [ ] to let a Cow [ ] the before mentioned conditions then it is my mind and will that my Daughters before mentioned have that part of my Estate aforesaid call the Long Wall [ ] for the purpose of summering a Cow and also to have liberty to lay their Hay in the same Building which my Husband and me occupy at present, all the before mentioned privileges to have Occupy possess and enjoy during their natural lives or the natural life of the survivor of them provided they or either of them continue unmarried but no longer, but not to sell or let the whole or any part thereof without the consent of my Son Thomas WATERHOUSE but first had and obtained in writing for that purpose: I Give and Bequeath to my Son John WATERHOUSE the sum of Fifty pounds, I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ann HOWARD the sum of Fifty pounds, I Give and Bequeath to my Son Samuel WATERHOUSE the Sum of Fifty pounds, I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ellen MARRIOTT the sum of Fifty Pounds: I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary WATERHOUSE aforesaid the Sum of Fifty pounds, I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Leah Waterhouse aforesaid the Sum of Fifty pounds: the aforesaid Legacies or sums of money to be paid by my son Thomas WATERHOUSE Jun at the end of Twelve Months next after the decease of my Mother Elizabeth BOOTH aforesaid should my said Son Thomas WATERHOUSE Jun Refuse to pay the aforesaid Legacies or Sums of money or any part thereof it is then my mind and will and I order and appoint my Executors hereafter named to enter upon that part of my Estate called or knowingly name or names of the Far [Dobs] and Holdwell Hob and the same to [ ] the best advantage and money (after all the [ ] Minding the [ ] thereof to paid) to be equally divided amongst my six children before mentioned in Lieu of the aforesaid Legacies to them before Bequeathed, should any of the aforementioned Legatees Die leaving no Child nor Children before the said Legacy or Sum of money becomes Due then it is my mind and will that their said Legacy or Sum of money be equally divided amongst the survivors: Further it is my mind and will that my Estate in Kinder aforesaid be inherited and taken possession of by my Son Thomas WATERHOUSE Jun aforesaid his heirs or assigns he fulfilling this my Will and the Will of my late Father Thomas BOOTH Decease Lastly I make and constitute and ordain my Husband Thomas WATERHOUSE and my Son John WATERHOUSE to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time made I declare this to be my Last Will and Testament consisting of one sheet of paper three sides only partly written, In Witness whereof I the said Ellen WATERHOUSE the Testatrix of this my last Will and Testament have set my Hand and Seal The Seventh Day of April One Thousand eight Hundred & Twelve
Ellen WATERHOUSE her mark X and seal
Sealed signed published and declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto the Day and Year above written
Samuel WATERHOUSE; Sarah WATERHOUSE; Ann SHALAWAY
Let a Probate of this Will be given to Thomas WATERHOUSE of Kinder and John WATERHOUSE of Phoeside, both within the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby, Farmers the joint Executors mentioned in the said Will They being Duly sworn this Tenth Day of July 1813, that the deceased’s personal Estate is not of the Value of 5£’s
Before me Chris HOWE Surrgt.