FARM #3 – UPPERBOOTH, BARBER BOOTH AND LEE HOUSES:
This is a picture of the historical ancient farm of Upper Booth located in Edale. It is now an historical site and is an operating “Caravan site” for camping during the summer. It is also a LEAF (Linking Farm and Environment) demonstration Farm. This farm’s original name dating back to 1587 was ‘Crowdenlea”.
Edale is a parish formed from Castleton parish, in 1863. It is located 3 miles northwest of Castleton. GRINDSBROOK, half a mile north of the high road from Hope to Hayfield ; UPPER BOOTH, 2 miles west; BARBER BOOTH, 2 miles west-by-south ; NETHER or LADY BOOTH, 1½ miles east, are hamlets in the parish of Edale, Derbyshire. Edale, nestled below Kinder Scout, is covered in farms or “Booths” as they are now locally called. However, “booths” were originally shelters used in the 15th and 16th centuries by herdsmen tending cattle.
Edwin A GEES’ letter, dated 17 November 1917, begins with:
“Concerning the sale of our old neighbor’s (William Carrington) farm at Barberbooth. The Crowden share used to be called 119 acres and the Bank had 50 acres. The whole farm was 219 acres. Nicholas Tym bought the Bank and Kesziak London who married Frank Proctor bought the house and fields for 1,600 pounds.”
It would be interesting to know if Edwin knew that this William Carrington was the G G G Grandson of his Great Uncle, William Carrington, who was the most direct descendant of the ancient William (1730-1799). However, we are all related to this line of Carrington through other inter marriages. Some of them were intermarriages with the SHIRT and the TYM families, that is why I am mentioning them here.
~WHERE DID THE NAME CARRINGTON COME FROM?~
The modern name of CARRINGTON is an old name dating back to 1294. CARR – ING – TON: CARR could be a derivative from the old English word “carr”, (pre 7th century) meaning rock or it could be a person’s first name (Car). ING is another old English word meaning “dwellers or dwellers of a homestead or estate of”. TON was another old word meaning a farm or settlement. The name could have been combined to mean “dwellers of the estate of or the homestead of Car.” This is the most logical explanation to identify the owners of the Estate for Taxation purposes.
The name originated in Cheshire and from the lands of Carrington in East Lothian, Scotland. There is a small village called Carrington in Cheshire where the early settlers held a family seat. In the late 13th century, the surname from both the English and Scottish sources was first recorded. A Wautier de Keringtone who was the parson of Dunnotre Church in East Lothian was one of the first record of the name. The first recorded spelling of the current name was John de Carrington, dated around 1294, in the Assize Court Rolls of Cheshire, during the reign of King Edward 1.
Last names originated first for the noble and gentry class in order to levy taxes against them. By the 15th century, most people had acquired a surname. Surnames were initially territorial, which is probably the best explanation of the origin of the name “Carrington”.
The Carrington family of Derbyshire were of the Gentry class, with many of them being Gentlemen or Yeoman. This family married into the GEE family many times, with direct marriages being recorded in 1700, 1769, 1805, 1901, 1910 to name a few. Many CARRINGTONS and GEES were either Executors or witnesses of each other wills. In the will of Thomas HALL of Stones House dated 1731, Thomas makes his loving friend, Ralph GEE, one of his executors and both Daniel GEE and William CARRINGTON were witnesses.
From studying the old parish church records, it appears that the CARRINGTONS moved away from the Anglican Church to Chinley Independent Chapel sooner than the GEES. And the GEEs of Derbyshire have just as many Carrington’s as first cousins as they do people named Gee.
~DESCENDANTS OF MARY GEE AND WILLIAM CARRINGTON~
1. Mary GEE (1) was born approximately 1738 in Derbyshire. She died about 1799. She married William CARRINGTON on 07 July 1769 in Castleton, Derbyshire. (The reader needs to keep in mind that this farm which was listed as Castleton prior to 1863 is really in Edale today) William was the son of William CARRINGTON and Mary CRESSWELL. He was born in 1730 and died about 1800.
~Children of Mary GEE and William Carrington were~
a. William Carrington (2) B: 1758, D: 1868.
b. Ann Carrington (2) B: 1770.
c. Ellen Carrington, (2) B: 14th March 1771 in Edale, D: October 1799. M: 19th September 1793 in Castleton, Derbyshire. (#2 following).
d. Betty Carrington (2) B: 1774, D: 1801.
e. Robert Carrington (2) B: 1776 in Edale, Derbyshire, D: 27th August 1866 in Derbyshire. M: 2 May 1805 in Castleton, Derbyshire. (#3 following). *
f. James Carrington (2) B: 1780 in Edale, Derbyshire, D: March 1854 in Edale, Derbyshire. M: circa 1813 in Edale. (# 4 following).
g. Mary Carrington (2) B: 1783, D: 1854.
2. Ellen Carrington (2) (Mary Gee-1) was born in 14th March 1771 in Edale and died in October 1799. She married a cousin, William Carrington who was a Twin, on the 19th September 1793. He was born in on the 31st October 1769 in Edale Derbyshire, near Naze and died in 1832. His parents were William Carrington and Elizabeth Pickford of Edale, near Naze in Chinley, Derbyshire. This family lived at GREEN HEAD COTTAGE. They were farming 65 acres.
~Children of Ellen Carrington and William Carrington were~
a. William Carrington, (3) B: 19th April 1794, D: 22 February 1834.
b. Sarah Carrington (3) B: 1797 in Edale, M: John Slack. (Unknown).
3. Robert Carrington (2) (Mary Gee-1) was born circa 1776 in Edale. He died on the 27th August 1866 in Castleton. He married Catherine Bayley on the 2nd May 1805. She was born circa 1779 in Sutton, Cheshire and died in October 1857. They were residing at the farm called BARBER BOOTH. They were farming 400 acres.
~Children of Robert Carrington and Catherine Bayley were~
a. Catherine Carrington, (3) B: 1808 in Edale, D: March 1871 in Chapel-en-le-Frith. M: 18th April 1835 in Castleton. (# 5 following)
b. Robert Carrington, (3) B: 1809 in Edale, D: 16th April 1885. **
c. Elizabeth Carrington, B: 1811 in Edale, D: November 1821 in Edale.
d. John Bayley Carrington (3) B: January 1814, D: June 1890 in Derbyshire, M: July 1839. (See # 6 following).
e. Thomas Carrington (3) B: 1817, D: 25th July 1894 in Derbyshire, M: 1867 in Macclesfield, Cheshire. (See # 7 following).
f. William Carrington, (3) B: 1819 in Derbyshire.
g. Elizabeth Carrington (3) B: 1822 in Edale, D: 10th August 1908 in Edale. Aged 86 years.
- WILL OF ROBERT CARRINGTON – 3 April 1861
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Robert CARRINGTON of Edale in the County of Derby Yeoman I APPOINT my two sons Robert CARRINGTON and Thomas CARRINGTON Executors if this my Will I DIRECT that all my just Debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid and satisfied by my Executors as soon as conveniently may be after my decease out of my personal Estate I GIVE AND devise all that my Freehold Estate situate lying and being in WHITMOORLY BOOTH in Edale aforesaid called The Old Estate with the outbuildings yards and the several closes of land enjoyed therewith together with the appurtenances AND ALSO ALL that my Freehold Estate land or ground situate lying and being in Edale aforesaid called BENNETT GROUND together with the appurtenances AND ALSO ALL that my Estate situate lying and being in Edale aforesaid called BENT GROUND together with the outbuildings and appurtenances enjoyed therewith unto and t the use of my son Robert CARRINGTON his heirs and assigns forever SUBJECT (AS TO the Estate called The Old Estate) to the payment of the sum of Seventy Pounds sterling to my daughter Catherine the wife of William DRINKWATER of GREEN HEAD in Bugsworth in the County of Derby Farmer AND ALSO TO THE payment of the sum of Seventy Five Pounds sterling to my daughter Eliza CARRINGTON the said legacies to be paid within twelve calendar months after my decease into their respective hands for their respective sole and separate use and benefit AND THEIR respective receipts alone shall be a good and sufficient discharge for the same I GIVE AND devise all that my Freehold Estate situate lying and being in Edale aforesaid called ROBINSON LAND with the house outbuildings and the Four Meadow Heads enjoyed therewith and also all that piece of land situate lying and being in CRODEN LEE BOOTH (this is the ancient name for the farm UPPER BOOTH – as mentioned previously) in Edale aforesaid called WHITSITCH together with the appurtenances and also all that my half of the pieces of land called the HIBBERSON BANK and SONNY BANK and of the Sheep Walk in Croden in Edale aforesaid unto and to the use of my son Thomas CARRINGTON his heirs and assigns forever subject (as to the estate called ROBINSON LAND) to the payment of the sum of Seventy Pounds sterling to my daughter Catherine the wife of William DRINKWATER of GREEN HEAD in Bugsworth in the County of Derby Farmer AND ALSO TO THE payment of the sum of Seventy Five Pounds sterling to my daughter Eliza CARRINGTON the said legacies to be paid within twelve calendar months after my decease into their respective hands for their respective sole and separate use and benefit AND THEIR respective receipts alone shall be a good and sufficient discharge for the same I GIVE DEVISE and bequeath all of my stock of cattle hoses sheep and every other living animal of mine corn hay straw fodder and all my implements of husbandry and also all of my bedding china silver plate and household furniture and all the residue of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said two sons Robert CARRINGTON and Thomas CARRINGTON in equal shares and proportions.
IN WITNESS whereof I the said Robert CARRINGTON the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this third day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty one Robert Carrington.
SIGNED BY THE said Robert CARRINGTON the Testator and acknowledged by him to his last Will and Testament (the inter-line extension of the word “Five” in the sixth line from the top of this page having been made previous to the execution hereof) in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the Testator and of each other.
Thomas S Partington Attorney Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Charles Simms. Innkeeper Chapel-en-le-Frith.
PROVED AT Derby the first day of November 1867 by the Oaths of Robert CARRINGTON and Thomas CARRINGTON the sons the Executors to whom administration was granted. The Testator Robert Carrington otherwise CARRINGTON was late of Edale in the county of Derby Yeoman and died on the twenty seventh day of August 1866 at Edale aforesaid. Effects under £20. Extracted by S. and H. Chinn, Proctors, Derby.
**WILL OF ROBERT CARRINGTON of Greenhead Cottage – 7 January 1881
I Robert CARRINGTON of Greenhead cottage Bugsworth in the county of Derby hereby revoke all Wills Codicils and other Testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will I BEQUEATH TO my sister Eliza CARRINGTON all my furniture linen plate glass plated articles china pictures prints books and other articles of household use or ornament wines liquors and household stores and provisions which respectively at the time of my death shall be in or about or belonging to or approximated for my dwelling house at Bugsworth aforesaid or any other dwelling house which at the time of my death shall be my place of residence I DIRECT MY executors hereinafter named to pay and discharge my mortgage charge or other encumbrance upon my real estate hereinafter devised and which may exist at the time of my decease out of my personal estate I BEQUEATH TO my said sister the said Eliza CARRINGTON for her life an annuity or yearly rent charge of Fifty pounds to be charged upon and issued out of all and every my lands messuages and hereditaments hereinafter devised to my cousin Thomas CARRINGTON for life and to be payable by two equal half yearly payments on the 21st day of June and the 21st day of December in every year the first payment being an apportioned part thereof from my decease to be made on such of the said days as shall happen near after my decease the said annuity to be for the separate use of the said Eliza CARRINGTON during any coverture and so that she shall not have power to alienate or anticipate the same [??] I DECLARE THAT the said annuity shall be free of legacy duty which I direct to be raised and paid out of the said hereditaments and premises charged with the payment thereof AND I DECLARE that in case the said annuity shall be at any time or times shall be wholly or partially unpaid for one calendar month any of the days or times hereinbefore appointed for the payment thereof respectively then and so often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the said inhabitant to enter into and upon all and every or any of the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore charged with the said annuity and to restrain for the same in the same manner as landlords may do for rent in arrears under common devise AND ALSO TO enter upon and take possession of all or any of the premises so charged and received and take the rents and profits thereof until the said annuity so in arrears and all payments thereof accruing due during such possession and receipts together with all costs and expenses occasioned by the non-payment thereof shall be fully paid and satisfied PROVIDED ALWAYS and I declare that in case the said Eliza CARRINGTON shall at any time when not under coverture alien or disposed of the annuity hereinbefore bequeathed to her or any part thereof or attempts to do or if at any time by reason of the bankruptcy of the said annuitant or by any means whatsoever whether happening under my lifetime or after my decease her annuity or any part thereof shall or but for this present provision would become vested in or payable to any other person or persons or can no longer be personally enjoyed by her then and in any of such events the same annuity shall immediately therefore cease and determine and sink into the said hereditaments upon which the same is hereinbefore charged in the same manner as if the said Eliza CARRINGTON were then dead MY INTENTION being that the said annuity shall be for the personal use and enjoyment of the said Eliza CARRINGTON I BEQUEATH to my niece Catherine Mabel CARRINGTON THE SUM OF Fifty Pounds free of legacy duty to be charged upon and raisable together with the duty thereon out of the said messuages lands and hereditaments hereinafter devised to my said brother for life I BEQUEATH to my niece Ella Constance CARRINGTON the sum of Fifty Pounds free of legacy duty to be charged upon and raised together with the duty thereon out of the said messuages lands and hereditaments hereinafter devised to my said brother for life I BEQUEATH to my niece Mary CARRINGTON the sum of Fifty Pounds free of legacy duty to be charged upon and raised together with the duty thereon out of the said messuages lands and hereditaments hereinafter devised to my said brother for his life and subject to and charged with the payments of the said annuity of Fifty Pounds and the said respective legacies of Fifty pounds and Fifty Pounds and the legacy duty thereon respectively as hereinbefore expressed I HEREBY DEVISE to my said brother Thomas CARRINGTON all my messuages lands and hereditaments being freehold of inheritance situate and being in Edale in the County of Derby or elsewhere in England Wales or Ireland of or to which I shall at my death be seized or entitled or over which I shall at my death have general power of appointment or disposition by Will except what I otherwise dispose of by this my Will or any codicil thereto TO THE USE of my brother the said Thomas CARRINGTON and his assigns for his life without impeachment of waste and from and after the decease of the said Thomas CARRINGTON to the use of William CARRINGTON son of the said Thomas CARRINGTON his heirs and his assigns for ever I DEVISE AND bequeath all the real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever of or to which I shall at my death be seized possessed or entitled or over which I shall have a general power of appointment or disposition by Will (except what I otherwise dispose of by this my Will or any codicil hereto) unto and to the use of the said Eliza CARRINGTON her executors administrators or assigns absolutely I APPOINT the said Thomas CARRINGTON and Eliza CARRINGTON trustees and executors of this my Will I DEVISE all the freehold and copyhold hereditaments which at my death shall be vested in me in any trusts or by way of mortgage and of which I shall at my death shall have power to dispose by Will unto the said Thomas CARRINGTON and Eliza CARRINGTON upon the trusts and subject to the equities affecting the same respectively.
IN WITNESS whereof I the said Robert CARRINGTON the Testator have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and Eighty One…………. Robert Carrington ……….
SIGNED AND acknowledged by the said Robert CARRINGTON the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
J Marriott Richardson Solicitor [ ?? ]
In J Slack Wife of Christopher Slack, Bink Vale, Hayfield County of Derby
PROVED AT Derby the 26th day of October 1885 by the Oaths of Thomas CARRINGTON the brother one of the Executors to whom administration was granted. Power reserved to Eliza CARRINGTON spinster the sister of the other Executor.
THE TESTATOR Robert CARRINGTON was late of Greenhead Cottage in Bugsworth in the County of Derby Farmer and died on the 16th day of April 1885 at Greenhead Cottage Bugsworth aforesaid Gross value of the personal estate £123.000. Extracted by Bennett, Boycott, Orme, solicitors, Chapel-en-le-Frith.
4. James Carrington (2) (Mary GEE -1) was born in 1780 in Edale. He died in March 1854 in Edale. He married Mary Wood on the 9th March 1809 at St Thomas Beckett Church. She was born in 1789 in Edale and died circa 1856, also in Edale. In 1851 they were also living at BARBER BOOTH, farming 220 acres.
~Children of James Carrington and Mary Wood were~
a. William Carrington (3) B: circa 1813 in Edale. William lived at BARBER BOOTH all of his life and remained single.
b. Joseph Carrington (3) B; circa 1815 in Edale. Joseph also lived at BARBER BOOTH all of his life and remained single.
c. Hannah (Twin) Carrington (3) B: circa 1820 in Edale, M: 1846. (See #8 following.)
d. Mary (Twin) Carrington (3) B: circa 1820 in Edale.
e. Ann Carrington (3) B: circa 1823 in Edale. M: 1858. (See # 9 following).
f. Matilda Carrington, (3) B: circa 1826 in Edale.
g. James Carrington (3) B: circa 1831 in Edale.
5. Catherine Carrington (3) (Robert Carrington–2, Mary GEE–1) who was born circa 1808 in Edale and died in March 1871 in Chapel-en-le-Frith. She married William Drinkwater (son of John Drinkwater and Mary Buckley) on 18th April 1835 in Castleton. William was born on 28th February 1798 in Bugsworth and died in 11 February 1871 in Bugsworth. They farmed and lived at GREEN HEAD cottage in Bugsworth. This family became extinct.
~Children of Catherine Carrington and William Drinkwater were~
a. George Drinkwater, B: in February 1841. Possibly died young. He is not mentioned in the following will.
b. William Drinkwater, B: in September 1843, D: February 1844 in Bugsworth, Glossop, Derbyshire.
c. Mary Jane Drinkwater, B: 1846 in Bugsworth, Glossop, D: in April 1919 in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire. M: October 1873 in Ecclesall, Bierlow, Yorkshire, England. Mary Ann Married Christopher Slack (1842-1905). This couple produced no children. In the 1891 Census, I found Mary Jane living at a place called “Glenroy Hall”. This is either an asylum or a Tuberculosis Sanitarium. There were a total of 22 females and 9 males residing at this house, along with “boarding house” keepers, and some nurses.
WILL OF WILLIAM DRINKWATER of Green Head – Bugsworth – 10 May 1867
THIS IS THE LAST Will and Testament of me William DRINKWATER of Green Head Cottage within Bugsworth in the County of Derby Farmer, who make and publish the same in manner and form following THAT IS TO say I give and bequeath all my household goods and furniture plate china farming stock and farming implements and all other my personal estate unto my wife Catherine DRINKWATER absolutely SUBJECT NEVERTHELESS to the payment thereout of all my just debts funeral and testamentary charges and expenses I GIVE AND DEVISE all my real estate unto and to the use of my said wife Catherine DRINKWATER and my friend Samuel GODDARD of Marple in the County of Chester their heirs and assigns UPOM TRUST to set let and marriage my said real estate and do and shall pay the rents uses and profits of the same with or permit the same to be received used held and occupied by my said wife during such time of her natural life as she shall continue my widow AND FROM OR after the decease or second marriage of my said wife in Trust to pay the rents uses and profits of the same unto or permit the same to be received used held and occupied by my daughter for her sole use and benefit independently with any husband with whom she may happen to intermarry and without being in any wise subject to or liable to his control debts or interference and engagements and her receipts alone for the said rents and profits shall alone be good and effectual releases and discharges for the same notwithstanding her covertures AND FROM AND after the decease of my said daughter I direct that all my Trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor shall stand seized of the said real estate to the use of such person or persons as my said daughter whether covert or sole by her Last Will and Testament appoint give or devise the same AND IN DEFAULT of such appointment gift or devise to the use of the heirs and assigns of my said daughter for-ever I give devise and bequeath to my said wife and the said Samuel GODDARD their heirs executors administrators and assigns all the estates which at the time of my decease shall be vested in me upon my trust or by way of mortgage subject to the several Trusts and Equities affecting the same respectively AND LASTLY I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife and the said Samuel GODDARD Executrix and Executor of this my will AND I HEREBY revoke all former wills made by me at my time heretofore and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament.
IN WITNESS whereof I have at the bottom of the preceding sheet of paper this my Last Will the whole whereof is contained in two sheets of paper and also to the second and last sheet at the foot or end of this my Will set my hand this tenth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-seven William Drinkwater
THE WRITING contained in this and the preceding sheet of paper was signed by the above named William DRINKWATER the Testator as and for his Will in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses thereto.
William Johnson Attorney – Stockport.
F. W. Johnson Solicitor – Stockport.
PROVED AT DERBY the 19th day of May 1871 by the Oath of Samuel GODDARD the surviving Executor to whom administration was granted. The Testator William DRINKWATER was late of Green Head within Bugsworth in the County of Derby Farmer and died on the 11th day of February 1871 at Green Head aforesaid. Effects under £1000. Extracted by F. W. Johnson Solicitor Stockport.
6. John Bayley Carrington (3) ((Robert Carrington–2, Mary GEE–1) was born in January 1814 in Derbyshire and died in June 1890, Derbyshire. He married Emma Tym in July 1839. They first resided at LADY BOOTH in 1841, then KINDER HEAD in 1851, before settling at GRINDSBROOK by 1871 in the township of Edale. Emma was born in 1823 in Edale and died in June 1886. This family also became extinct.
~Children of John Bayley Carrington and Emma Tym were~
a. Sarah Carrington (4) B: July 1839 in Edale, D; September 1914 in Derbyshire. Sarah remained single.
b. Ann Carrington (4) B: July 1846 in Edale. Ann remained single.
c. Ellen Carrington, (4) B: 1851 in Hayfield. Ellen remained single.
NOTE: All three sisters, after their parents died, worked as servants in other peoples’ homes for the rest of their natural lives. They had no children.
7. Thomas Carrington (3) ((Robert Carrington–2, Mary GEE–1) was born circa 1817 in Edale and died on the 25th of July 1894 in Derbyshire. He married Hannah Appleyard in 1867 in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Hannah was born in March 1841 in Yorkshire and died on the 25th February 1923 in Edale. They lived and farmed at BARBERBOOTH from 1841 until 1911.
~Children of Thomas Carrington and Hannah Appleyard were~
a. Catherine Mabel Carrington (4) B: June 1870 in Yorkshire, D: January 1946. M: January 1897 in Derbyshire. (See #10 following).
b. Constance Ella Carrington, (4) B: September 1871 in Yorkshire, D; 1968.
c. William Carrington (4) B: 1875 in Penistone, Yorkshire.
d. Mary Carrington (4) B: 1876 in Edale, D: 25 June 1952 in Edale.
e. James Carrington (4) B: September 1877, D: 17 July 1956 in Edale.
WILL OF THOMAS CARRINGTON OF BARBER BOOTH – 3 March 1893
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas CARRINGTON, farmer of BARBER BOOTH Edale in the County of Derby FIRST I DIRECT the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses out of my personal estate by my trustees and executors hereinafter named AGAIN I GIVE devise and bequeath to my trustees upon trust the whole of my real estate and personal estate for the following use and purposes THAT MY WIFE shall have use and benefit of my household furniture farming stock and implements together with all rents and profits derived from my real and personal estates during her life or while she remains my widow AGAIN AT THE decease or remarriage of my wife I give devise and bequeath to my son James CARRINGTON the freehold estate now in the occupation of myself and my cousin William CARRINGTON together with the whole of my farming stock and implements also my household furniture on the following conditions NAMELY THAT HE pays to my daughters or their heirs the sum of Twenty Thirty pounds (but the heirs or issue shall only take their parents share) ANOTHER CONDITION is that my brother Robert CARRINGTON does not give devise and bequeath to my son William CARRINGTON the Freehold estate now in the occupation of John PROCTOR THEN I GIVE devise and bequeath the afore-named estate now in my own occupation and my cousin William CARRINGTON together with my household furniture farming stock and implements in two equal shares NAMELY ONE share to my son James CARRINGTON or his heirs and one share to my son William CARRINGTON or his heirs on the conditions before named NAMELY THAT my said two sons pay to my daughters jointly the sum of Thirty pounds each BUT SHOULD either of my afore-named sons be dead not having lawful issue then the surviving son or his heirs shall take the whole of the Freehold estates as before named on the same conditions as before named LASTLY THE WHOLE of the remainder of my personal estate shall be divided equally amongst all of my children and should any be dead not leaving lawful issue then their share of the residue shall be divided equally amongst the survivors or their issue THE SAID ISSUE taking their parents share I NOMINATE AND appoint my wife Hannah CARRINGTON my brother Robert CARRINGTON and my two sons William and James CARRINGTON as trustees and executors of this my Will SHOULD MY WIFE remarry she shall cease to be a Trustee or Executor of this my Will I EXONERATE my trustees from any loss which they may incur in the carrying out of this my last Will. AS WITNESS MY HAND on this the third day of March One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Three Thomas Carrington
SIGNED BY THE said Thomas CARRINGTON the testator in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses
Peter Bramwell Parish Clerk Chapel-en-le-Frith
ON THE 17TH DAY OF September 1895 probate of this will was granted at Derby to Hannah CARRINGTON and William CARRINGTON two of the surviving Executors.
8. Hannah (Twin) Carrington (3) ((James Carrington–2, Mary GEE–1) was born circa 1820 in Edale. She married John Tym in 1846 in Edale. He was born circa 1798 and he died on the 3rd of December 1877 in Edale. John was the son of John Tym and Mary. It is possible that John was a brother to Emma Tym (above) who married John Bayley Carrington. From the time of their marriage until their deaths, they resided at SHAW WOOD in the Township of Edale. SHAW WOOD was located very near BARBER BOOTH. They farmed 200 acres.
~Children of Hannah Carrington and John Tym were~
a. Nicholas Tym (4) B: June 1846 in Edale, D: 31st May 1933, in Edale, M: Elizabeth Littlewood in 1886 at St Peters Church in Hope. They had no children. This is possibly the Nicholas Tym who purchased a portion of BARBER BOOTH called “The Bank” from William Carrington in Edwin GEES letter, dated 17th November 1917, already printed.
b. John Tym (4) B: circa 1848 in Edale, D: 26th July 1914, in Edale, M: Twice – Mary Ann Shirt in March of 1880 and Mary Eyre in 1906. He also lived and farmed at BARBER BOOTH. He had no children.
c. Joseph Tym, (4) B: in March 1850 in Edale, D: on the 30th July 1893 in Derbyshire. He lived at SHAW WOOD in the Township of Edale which was close to BARBER BOOTH all of his life. He never married.
d. Mary Tym (4) B: 1853 in Edale, D: 3rd January 1907 in Edale, M: Twice. First to John Fox Shirt at the Holy Trinity Church in Edale in 1881. Then second to James Albert GEE in 1901 at the Holy Trinity Church. (See #11 following).
e. Samuel J Tym (4) B: 1856 in Edale, D: on the 19th April 1937 in Derbyshire at the age of 81 years. He never married.
9. Ann CARRINGTON (3) (James Carrington–2, Mary GEE–1) was born circa 1823 in Edale (Castleton) and she died circa 1905. She married Robert HOWE (1830-1882) in 1858 at the Holy Trinity Church in Edale. They lived at ROWTER FARM.
~Children of Ann CARRINGTON and Robert HOWE were~
a. James Carrington HOWE (4) was born in January 1860 in Castleton. He inherited ROWTER FARM.
b. John Robert HOWE (4) was born in January 1864 at Castleton, Derbyshire. (See # 12 following).
10. Catherine Mabel Carrington (4) (Thomas Carrington-3, Robert Carrington-2, Mary GEE-1) was born in June 1870 in Yorkshire. She died in January 1946. Catherine married Samuel Atkin in January 1897. He was born in 1875 in Chapel-en-le-Frith and died in 1958. In 1901 they lived at WOOD COTTAGE in Bugsworth.
~Children of Catherine Carrington and Samuel Atkin were~
a. Elizabeth Atkin, B: January 1897 in Bugsworth.
b. Annie Mabel Atkin, B: June 1898 in Cheshire, D: 1931.
c. Louise Atkin, B: 1900 in Bugsworth.
11. Mary Tym (4) (Hannah Carrington-3, James Carrington-2, Mary GEE-1) was born circa 1853 in Edale, Hope Valley and she died on the 3rd of January 1907 in Edale. She was married twice. First to her cousin John Fox Shirt in 1881 at the HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. (Son of John Shirt and Ann GEE). Second to her cousin, James Albert GEE (son of Thomas GEE of the Ashes and Ann GODDARD) in 1901, again at the HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. (Thomas Gee and Ann Gee were brother and sister. Mary Gee-1 was their first cousin 1x removed. ) John Shirt was born in March 1849 and died on the 3rd of December 1892 in Edale. James Albert Gee, who is mentioned in detail in another generational report, was married 4 times. He was born in 1848 on the Ashes Farm and died on the 5th of November 1913. Mary and John had four children. She had no children with James.
~Children of Mary Tym and John Fox Shirt were~
a. John Fox Shirt (5) B: in December 1881 in Edale, D: in October 1951, M: in 1906 in Hope at the Wesleyan Chapel to Hannah Jane Tym whose parents were Micah Tym and Frances.
b. Ann Margaret Shirt (5) B: 1884 in Edale, D: in July 1969, M: in 1907 at the Holy Trinity Church to Charles William Critchlow.
c. James William Shirt (5) B: 1889 in Edale, M: in December 1910 to Hannah Jane Gee (daughter of James Albert GEE and Annie Pearson). (See #13 following).
d. George Kirk Shirt (5) B: in March 1892 in Edale.
WILL OF MARY TYM (SHIRT – GEE): 27 December 1906
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Mary GEE, wife of James Albert GEE of Ollerbrook, Edale in the County of Derby. I declare this to be my last Will and Testament thereby revoking all former Wills. I appoint as my Executors and Trustees my brother, Samuel TYM, of SHAW WOOD Farm, Edale aforesaid and my dear husband, James Albert GEE, of OLLERBROOK, Edale. I bequeath unto my dear husband James Albert GEE all moneys payable under the Insurance Policy No. 442642 for the sum of £100 with profits in the Prudential Assurance Company Limited. I also give and bequeath unto my step daughter Hannah Jane GEE the sum of Five pounds free of duty. I also give unto my step daughter Georgina GEE the sum of Five pounds free of duty. I also give unto my eldest son, John FOX SHIRT, the sum of One pound free of duty. And I give, devise and bequeath the residue of my real and personal Estate after the payment of my funeral expenses and testamentary expenses unto my Trustees upon trust to pay one third part to my Daughter Ann Margaret SHIRT. As to another third part thereof to my son James William SHIRT upon his attaining his majority. And as to the remaining third part thereof to my son, George Kirk SHIRT on his attaining his majority. In Witness whereof I have herewith set my hand this 27th day December 1906.
SIGNED: — Mary Gee —
SIGNED by the said Mary GEE as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, present at the time who at her request in her sight and presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
— John Tym — Farmer, Cotefield, Edale.
— Mary Hannah Tym — Sheffield, Edale.
On the 12th day of March, 1907 Probate of this will was granted at Derby to Samuel TYM and James Albert GEE the Executors.
12. John Robert HOWE (4) (Ann Carrington-3, James Carrington–2, Mary GEE–1) was born in January 1864 in Castleton (Edale) Derbyshire. He married his cousin Hannah Jane SHIRT (daughter of John Shirt and Ann GEE) in 1887 at the Holy Trinity Church in Edale.
~Children of John Robert Howe and Hannah Jane Shirt were~
a. Jessie Ellen HOWE (5) was born in December 1888.
b. Arthur Oswald HOWE (5) was born in January 1890. He enlisted in the British Armed forces on 11th December 1915. Regiment # 66834.
c. George Hedley HOWE (5) was born in June 1891. He enlisted in the British Armed forces on 16th November 1915. Regiment # 30832. At the time of his enlistment, he was a butcher.
d. Robert HOWE (5) was born in 1893.
e. John Marshall HOWE (5) was born in March 1895.
13. James William Shirt (5) (Mary Tym-4, Hannah Carrington-3, James Carrington-2, Mary GEE-1) was born in Edale in 1889 and he died in Edale. He married Hannah Jane GEE in December 1910. Hannah was the daughter of James Albert GEE and Annie Pearson, his first wife. Hannah was born on the 29th November 1884 and she died in April 1973 at the age of 88 years.
~Children of James Shirt and Hannah Jane GEE were~
a. John Gee Shirt, B: on the 20th of February 1911 in Hayfield, D: in August 1989 in High Peak, Cheshire. He married Miss Wilcockson. (See #14 following).
b. James William Shirt, B: on the 31st March 1914 in Hayfield, D: in 1992 October in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
14. John Gee Shirt (6) (James William Shirt-5, Mary Tym-4, Hannah Carrington-3, James Carrington-2, Mary GEE-1) was born on 20th February 1911 in Hayfield and he died in August 1989 in High Peak, Derbyshire. He married Miss Wilcockson. They had one known child.
THIS IS HIGH PEAK BETWEEN HAYFIELD AND CHINLEY (Wikipedia)