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I am trying to confirm information about SAMUEL ATKIN. He was born in Norton in 1633. He married ALSE LEE in 1658 and I think he died in 1693.
I have found a Will listed on FMP which I was hoping may confirm this and hopefully name children.
I am wondering if there is anyone who has a subscription and is willing to help me out with looking at and hopefully forwarding me a copy of the will.
I would be hugely grateful.
I have taken a look at FindMyPast and to be honest the Will is unreadable.
Maybe a paper copy would be the way to go.
Elaine in Ottawa.
PS Samuel's Baptisms & Death are on FreeReg. I think I saw that FMP transcription is actually from Family Search.
Samuel was buried at St James on 2nd October 1693 his residence given as Sichhouse.
There was a Samuel baptised on 24th February 1632 at St James, the son of Jmaes (Jacobi) and Ellana. The entry has some latin text which is difficult to read and translate.
A Samuel of Sickhouse married Alice Lee (spinster of Little Sheffield) at Sheffield parish church on 11th August 1658. He was possibly a tanner.
Some info here: https://www.myheritage.com/names/godfrey_atkin and https://www.british-genealogy.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-43603.html General info on Norton here: https://www.joskingston.org/LDEN/LDENCONTENTS.html
Derbyshire Archives have D2441/A/PF/2/2 a Marriage settlement in the form of a feoffment by James Atkin of Sickhouse, pa Norton, tanner, to Thomas Barton of Lees in the same parish, yeoman, and Roger Lee of Little Sheffield, pa Sheffield, co York, yeoman, of a messuage known as Sickhouse, near Himsworth, pa Norton, the closes known as Lymepittmeadowe, Wheatecrofte, Broomeclose, and the Infeilde, all occupied by James Atkin or his assigns, for the use of Samuel Atkin, son and heir of James Atkin, and his intended wife Alice Lee, sister of Roger Lee, with certain reservations to James Atkin and his wife Hellen, 24th July 1658. here: https://calmview.derbyshire.gov.uk/calmview/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=D2441%2FA%2FPF%2F2%2F2&pos=9
Samuel's will is obtainable via FindMy Past and includes an inventory of his goods (lots!) and a list of people who owed him money.
May be useful to know - you don't need a full subscription to access FMP records. You can buy individual records on a pay per view basis - called Micropayments.
So rather than buying a bunch of credits you may not use/need, you can just buy single records. The cost of records varies depending on the record type - and you can pay by card or PayPal.
Thanks everyone for your help. I do appreciate it.