Miscellaneous Wills in the Bednall Collection
BC4/.... Names beginning with R

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Date

Name

Spouse Name

Children's 
Names

Address

Notes

Other Names Mentioned

185

22/02/1923

Thomas William Redfern

 

Horace Arthur Redfern,  Sydney Leopold Redfern, Florence Kate Redfern. Frederick William Redfern,  Juliet Kingslake wife of John Kingslake of Tamworth, butcher,, Rosa Eleanor Chaplin, Frances May Coupland, Emmma Agnes Stevenson,

Moor Burgess Farm, Glascote Heath near Tamworth, Warwickshire UK.

 Farmer

Robert Neville.

29

10/05/1877

John Richardson

 

 

Tamworth, Wawickshire

Innkeeper & Gardener. 

Atkin; Braiklow; Deakin; Seal; Heathcote; Hading; Boleswoth;

110

03/11/1861

George Rider

Keziah

 

Leek, Staffordshire

Blacksmith.  

Sutton; Moss; Rickard; Hargreaves; Simpson; Billing; Earls;

148

27/04/1904

John Ridgway

 

 

Probably Leek, Staffordshire

Printed list of names headed "John Ridgway deceased. Balance divisible 9193:10:9. Appears to be an account of distribution of residual estate.

Johnson; Ralphs; Carter; Thurstan; Mellor; Mason; Dale; Stanier; Dawson;

182

26/11/1864

John Ritchie

Mary Ann Atherstone Ritchie

John James and Margaret Ritchie;  Mary Ann Neate or Weate.

Tean, Checkley, Staffordshire

Estate Duty Account for the Inland Revenue. Deceased was a surgeon and died on 9the January 1863. His will was proved on 14th February 1863, Documents include and inventory of his furniture.

165

30/06/1921  

Frederick Robinson (the elder)

 

Elizabeth; Mrs Agnes Massey; Frederick; Mrs Harriet Broadhead

Fold Villa, Leekfrith near Leek, Staffordshire.

Farmer (retired). The will mentions the testator's sons-in-law  Samuel Massey of Roewood Farm, Henbury near Macclesfield, Cheshire and John Broadhead of Hoar Cross, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, farmer. Witnesses were John Wardle, solicitor of Leek and Charles Hine of Foker Farm near Leek. Testator died on 1 May 1923 and probate was granted on 13 June 1923 at the Principal Registry. His estate was sworn at £2541:4s:6d.

 

37

29/10/1883

William Robinson

 

 

Windy Gates, Leekfrith, Staffordshire

Farmer.  

 

198

09/07/1911

Charles Rogers Elizabeth Rogers. Son Arthur and daughter Mary Rogers. 9 Carlton Road, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, UK Confectioner. A very simple printed version of his will. He left three houses (no.s 14, 16, 18) Ferry Road, Dewsbury to his wife, £350 to his son and rest of property to his daughter. Arthur Allen of Bradford, warehouseman. James Jones of Dewsbury and Mary Brown of Barnsley.

203

James Rolls Fraserburgh, Scotland. Builder. Handwritten listing of stock including granite cills, lintels, etc. dressed and undressed stone and everything a builder might keep in his yard from an old railway sleeper and broken stone to a 30 gallon asphalt boiler. [Incomplete and undated -watermarked "Thorpe Mill"]

90

11/09/1874

Joyce Roylance

William

 

Holly Grange, Leek, Staffordshire

Formerly of Killakee near Dublin, Ireland. Thomas Shaw was her brother and they had a sisters Jane and Mary.

Finney; Shaw; Nolan; Garman;

97

01/01/1946

George Rushton

Ellen

Colin Brocklehurst;

65 Peel Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Silk Manufacturer. Testator was brother of Nathan Rushton. Will dated only1946.

 

229

30/09/1927 John Rushton 71 Charles Street, Cheadle, Staffordshire Ironmonger's porter. All estate bequeathed to his executor George John James of The Mount, Whiston Bank, Froghall, Staffs.

298

01/06/1951

William Riseley

Unmarried

Unmarried.

6 William Street, Macclesfield until  1922 in lodging houses or sleeping rough thereafter.

Affidavit by Frederick Risley of Paradise Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire  (described as a loom silk weaver) re his missing brother William.  The document outlines William Riseley's life. William was one of the nine children of John and Sarah Riseley ( Sarah, John, Herbert, Frederick, William, Amy Ward, Florence and Mary Riseley) and was born on 13 June 1870. William was last seen alive on 1 December 1939 when he said he was going to Manchester. Document mentions that soon afterwards the war started and Manchester was bombed. His brother started to search for him in 1946 and was told that all the casualties of the raids had "not been ascertained). After following up various clues (details given) and putting adverts in newspapers, Fred Riseley, as next of kin, sought leave to appeal for letters of administration. Addresses of members of family in 1950 are given together with a separate detailed division account of William Riseley's estate, naming all those involved..

Harry Dunkley. Names of those involved in the division of William Riseley's estate: The children of Mrs Sarah Ingham; the children of Mrs Mary Dunkerley; The children of Mr Herbert Riseley; The children of Mr George Riseley.  These names include Williamson; Leigh; Newton; Clarke; Barnett; Rielley; Henshall; Atkinson and Hunter.

299

13/09/1852

James Gaunt Robins

 

 

Leek, Staffordshire

Probate copy will. Probate granted at Lichfield 13 September 1852. Testator was a silk manufacturer.

Testator's Father: James Robins and Testor's Grandmother: Ellen Cooper.   James Alsop; George Allen Smith; Sophia Nethaway.

               

 

 

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