Moulding Wills

Proved wills are public records and anyone is entitled to obtain copies of them. The following data was obtained from documents at the Records Office in Preston.

  • 1686 John Moulding of Ashton Farm, yeoman and Margaret Moulding, daughter. Administration.
  • 1729 Henry Moulding of Houghton, husbandman, father of Edward, Ann, John, Henry, Matthew. Execs Edward Core and Richard Hilton. (Burial recorded in Catholic Book)
  • 1748 Thomas Moulding, Farmer, late of Samlesbury, granted to John Moulding, uncle and tutor of children of the deceased and to Ellen Moulding, otherwise Walmsley, relict. Execs: William Moulding, yeoman, John Ainsworth, yeoman, John Moulding, brother of William. Children were Ann, Richard, Elizabeth Maud, Henry.
  • 1740 Tuition of above: Ann, 8, Richard, 6, Elizabeth, 3, Henry, 1.
  • 1764 Edward Moulding of Salwick/Kirkham died 4 October 1764. Left things to wife Elizabeth, daughter Anne (wife of William Brown), daughter Elizabeth, son William, son Rowling, daughter Margaret. Execs: Elizabeth Moulding, William Molling, John Gregson of Lea.
  • 1792 William Moulden, 20 April, Samlesbury, yeoman, leaves house, Dawson Fould, late in possession of Betty Margerison, unto wife Ellen Mouldon, son Thomas Mouldon, daughter Ellen Mouldon and to Betty Dewhurst, Mary Sefton, Nancy Ainsworth, Peggy Layland equally. Bedstead, bedding etc to Ellen and Ellen, 5 to daughter Jane Hargreaves, 5 shillings to son in law John Hargreaves, 20 to daughter Ellen and granddaughter Betty. Execs: Thomas, Ellen and Ellen 22/8/1789
  • 1794 Alice Moulding, 6 October, Croston, left to Ann Layland and Alice M, daughter. Execs: James Layland of Leyland, husbandman, William Hough of Chorley, gentleman, John Boulton of Chorley, Alice Moulding of Leyland, spinster
  • 1797 Thomas Moulding, 9 Feb, of Bingley, husbandman and bachelor, left to Thomas Moulding of Bingley (father and farmer), and James Smales of Manchester, (bookkeeper) (see 1894)
  • 1803 Thomas Moulding, 10 October, Samlesbury, bequeath to beloved wife Ellin Mouldon almost everything and profits from house that James Bradshaw lives in. Also four houses at Sharo Brow, Blackburn. One pair of looms to William Layland, 5 shillings to James Edmonson, 5 shillings to James Bradshaw. After Ellin dies, bequeath to my daughter’s children (late wife of James Edmonson) half her houses. Other half to daughter Betty, wife of James Bradshaw. Execs: Ellin Mouldon and James Sefton of Pleasington.
  • 1815 Henry Moulding, 19 July, of Leyland, Yeoman, left to daughter Margaret Parkinson of Leyland, executrix under 200 and house lived in by John Cross.
  • 1819 Henry Moulding, 23 October, of Walton le Dale, yeoman left to sons Thomas and John two houses freehold at Duke Street Preston. Also tenement in Samlesbury left to daughter Betty Seed and her children on condition they pay 3 a year to Henry’s daughter in law Betty Moulding (widow of David) but if she marry again the 3 goes to her eldest son Henry Moulding. If he dies, then to be divided amongst the other children. Also John Seed to pay Henry’s daughter Nancy Shorrock 8 10s 0d yearly. H also gives 5 shillings to son Richard. All sons and daughters to share and share alike debts and interests. Execs John M, W le D, Thomas M, Preston, John Seed, W le D. Henry died on 6 May 1819, estate under 200
  • 1845 William Moulding of Whittingham died 11/5/1837. Land and property to Nancy Moulding, wife. If she dies, it goes to daughter Betty (the wife of John Boothman). Exec: Nancy Moulding

PROBATE INDEX FROM 1858 FOR MOULDING ONLY

Everything from the index with MOULDING surname is listed but only minimal details have been noted down. The probate index can be viewed on microfiche at some record offices.

  • 1862 Henry, 13 January, Wheelton, oaths: John Brown of W le D, William Woods of Croston. Proved Lancaster
  • 1863 Ann, 21 February, Leyland, left to Mary Baker, wife of John Baker, Farmer. Proved Lancaster 9 March
  • 1864 Charlotte. Proved Lincoln
  • 1864 Eliza. Proved Leicester
  • 1864 Harriet, approved by John Moulding of Manchester. Proved Salisbury
  • 1866 John, Manchester. Proved at Principal Registry.
  • 1866 James. York. Proved at Wakefield
  • 1867 Alice. Bradford. Proved at Wakefield
  • 1868 Henry. Bingley. Proved at Wakefield
  • 1868 Fanny. Rochester. Proved at Principal Registry
  • 1870 Harriett of Cwm Avon. Glamorgan. Proved at Principal Registry
  • 1871 Richard. Albourne, Wiltshire. Proved at Principal Registry
  • 1873 William, 20 Jan, Church, beerseller, left to Mary widow. Proved at Lancaster
  • 1875 Alice, 9 Dec, Altom St, Blackburn, left to James (husband), printer. Proved at Lancaster
  • 1875 Walter Glover Moulding. 2 June. Horbury, York. Proved at Wakefield
  • 1877 Alice. 26 July. Morecambe, Proved at Lancaster
  • 1877 James. 25 April. Bingley. Proved at Wakefield
  • 1878 John, 20 March, Blackburn, Iron Moulder, left to William M, carpenter of Montague Street. Proved Lancaster
  • 1878 Ann. 3 August. Horbury, York. Proved Wakefield
  • 1881 Richard. 17 November, 42 Sarah Ellen St, Blackburn, Joiner, left to Mary M, widow. Proved Lancaster.
  • 1882 William. 22 June. Bingley. Proved Wakefield
  • 1886 William, 5 July. Surrey. Butcher. Proved Principal Registry
  • 1886 John Makinson Moulding, 1 Jan, Painter, Blackburn, left to Elizabeth, widow. Principal Registry
  • 1887 Benjamin, 13 January. farmer of Halifax. Proved Wakefield
  • 1887 George 16 November. Canonbury, Middlesex. Proved Principal Registry
  • 1888 William, 7 Nov, Marble St, Oswaldtwistle, cotton overlooker. Proved Lancaster to John and Robert M of Oswaldtwistle.
  • 1889 Abraham. Proved Canterbury
  • 1892 Richard, 6 April, Plungington Hotel, Preston, left to widow Mary and William Robert. Proved Lancaster
  • 1894 William, 29 June, 6 Albyn Bank Road, Preston. Proved Lancaster to Walter, cloth overlooker, James Smailes, bookkeeper.
  • 1894 Elizabeth Ann. 20 April. Liverpool.
  • 1894 James. 25 January. Oswaldtwistle. Proved London
  • 1895 Henry, 2 March. Bingley. Farmer. Proved London
  • 1895 Mary. 19 January. Blackburn. Proved London
  • 1895 Richard 21 March. Blackburn. Proved London
  • 1895 Robert. 16 June. Oswaldtwistle. Innkeeper of Fisherman’s Arms. Proved London.
  • 1898 Rowland, 6 March, 67 Audley Range, Blackburn, Draper, left to Joseph and Albert, weavers. Proved Lancaster
  • 1899 Jane. 2 January. Keighley. Proved London.
  • 1899 John. 21 July. Middlesex. Proved London
  • 1899 Lawrence. 22 October. Blackburn. Proved London.
  • 1900 George. Died 14/9/87. Middlesex. Farmer. Proved London. Former grant 1887
  • 1901 Georgeiana. Died 17/3/1900. Middlesex. Widow of above. Proved London
  • 1901 John Samuel. 13 June. Middlesex. Proved London
  • 1902 John. 11 March. Bolton. Proved Manchester
  • 1902 Martha. 10 November. Bingley. Proved London
  • 1903 Edward. 16 July. Halifax. Admon London
  • 1903 Elizabeth. 16 February. Morecambe. Proved Lancaster
  • 1904 Lilian Mary. 28 November. Middlesex. Proved London.
  • 1904 Margaret. 17 November. Blackburn. Proved London.
  • 1905 Richard. 26 May. Oswaldtwistle. Proved London
  • 1905 Benjamin. 17 July. Heysham. Proved Lancaster
  • 1906 Joseph, 28 February. Blackburn. Boot and shoe dealer. Proved Lancaster.
  • 1907 Elizabeth. 8 July. Manchester. Proved Manchester.
  • 1908 Harriet Maria. 8 August. Proved Bristol 5 September
  • 1908 James. 22 November. Carter Arms, Oswaldtwistle. Beerseller. Proved Lancaster 7 December
  • 1908 Sarah Ellen. 11 March. Oswaldtwistle. Proved Lancaster 30 April
  • 1908 Samuel. 6 May. Keighley. Proved Wakefield 1 June
  • 1909 Alice and Andrew. Bradford. Proved London 18 June
  • 1910 Susie. 21 January. Morecambe. Proved Lancaster 18 February
  • 1911 Watson. 20 May. Morecambe. Proved Lancaster 7 June
  • 1911 James. 8 December 1910. Proved Liverpool 19 January
  • 1912 Thomas, 20 Feb, 26 Ashley Parade, Longridge, labourer, left to Mary Ellen, widow. P Lancaster
  • 1913 Mary. 5 May. Blackburn. Proved Lancaster 7 June
  • 1913 William Alexander. 21 June. Aldbourne, Wiltshire. Proved London 31 October
  • 1914 Robert Newcombe. 24 August. Grantham. Proved Lincoln 31 August
  • 1916 George. 6 September. Proved Leicester 20 November
  • 1916 Sydney Dormer. 22 August 1915. Kent. Proved London 18 August
  • 1917 Walter William. 27 April. Kent. Proved London 2 May
  • 1917 William. 15 March. Essex. Proved London 2 May
  • 1918 Annie. 6 December. Sussex. Proved London 9 January
  • 1918 Harriet Louise. 16 July. Surrey. Proved London 9 January
  • 1918 Richard. 22 December 1917. Sussex. Proved London 27 April
  • 1918 Robert, 25 January. Whitehall, St Annes on Sea, left to Ann, widow. Proved London 2 June
  • 1919 Jane. 2 January. Middlesex. Proved London 13 March
  • 1919 Mabel. 14 December 1918. Proved Leicester 11 April
  • 1919 William. 4 November. Oswaldtwistle. Proved London 25 June
  • 1920 Margaret. 17 August. Blackburn. London 6 November
  • 1921 Jane Elizabeth. 21 June. Bingley. London 26 July
  • 1921 Mary. 4 November. Accrington. London 26 November
  • 1922 Henry and Mary. December 1921. Parbold. London 8 February and 22 March
  • 1923 Joseph William. 4 August. Horbury, Yorks. London 31 October
  • 1924 Ada. 17 December 1923. Leicester 7 February
  • 1924 Edward. 16 December 1902. Halifax. Admon London 23 July to John H Moulding, accountant
  • 1924 Elizabeth. 6 May. Aldbourne, Wiltshire. London 22 August
  • 1924 John Janaway. 19 July. . Aldbourne, Wiltshire. London 16 August
  • 1924 Fanny. 31 July. Devon. London 6 September
  • 1924 Sarah Jane. 8 December 1923. Chobham, Surrey. London 20 June
  • 1924 Margaret, 15 September, Town Lane, Whittle le Woods, spinster, left to Elizabeth Ann M spinster. London 3 October
  • 1925 Harry Stancliffe. 29 May. Blackburn. Admon London 1 July
  • 1925 James Ernest. 25 April. Grindleford, Derbyshire. London 7 July
  • 1925 Milly. 19 April. West Horsham, Surrey. Chichester 4 June
  • 1926 William. 13 May. Blackburn. Lancaster 10 June
  • 1926 Lucy Annie. 7 October. Erith, Kent, wife of Alfred. London 27 November
  • 1926 Elizabeth, 8 Nov, 2 Clitheroe Street, Preston, spinster, left to Arthur M, cotton weaver. Admon Lancaster 27 November
  • 1927 Jane. 22 October. Bradford. Wakefield 16 November
  • 1928 John, 19 Feb, 124 Skeffington Road, Preston, left to Alice widow and Margaret Alice spinster. London 24 April
  • 1929 Samuel. 8 June. Bingley. London 31 August
  • 1929 Thomas. 10 April. Ladywood, Birmingham. Birmingham 24 May
  • 1929 Vina 17 April. Musbury, Devon, farmers. London 24 June
  • 1929 Annabella. 24 April. Morecambe, wife of John. Lancaster 28 May
  • 1929 Roger. 12 March. Hest Bank. Lancaster 29 April
  • 1930 Ann. 27 February. Widnes. Admon Liverpool 14 March to William, police constable
  • 1930 Julia Agnes. 13 September. Manchester. Spinster. Manchester 3 October to Helen Grimond M
  • 1930 Kathleen Hawthorne. 21 January. Middlesex. Widow. Admon London 5 May to Arthur Edward M
  • 1931 William. 7 February. Blackpool. London 18 March to widow Ellen and Rex M
  • 1931 John. 21 January. Morecambe. Lancaster 1 May to Sarah Jane M, spinster, and Ben M, mill manager
  • 1931 Edward. 15 August. Bulls Head Inn, Leicester. Admon London 5 March to Margaret, widow
  • 1931 Alfred. 16 August. Brighton. Lewes 7 September
  • 1932 Bertha Agnes. 10 April. Aldbourne, Wiltshire, wife of William Alexander. Winchester 1 December
  • 1932 Walter Quarmby. 13 April. Horbury. Ad London 2 June
  • 1933 Walter Herbert Horace. 17 July. Blackpool. Manchester 24 August
  • 1933 Thomas. 5 August. Exeter. Ad Exeter 25 August
  • 1933 Sarah Ann. 10 December 1932. Carlisle. Ad Carlisle 27 January to William Robert Horner M
  • 1933 Henry. 5 June. Oswaldtwistle. Ad London 20 June
  • 1933 Alice. 16 February. Blackburn. Ad London 26 April
  • 1934 Alfred. 27 February. Leicester 22 March to Alfred Frank M, professor of singing
  • 1934 Alice Maria. 3 March. Leeds. London 26 March to Harry Chesterman M, husband
  • 1934 Annie Louise. 7 April. Pontefract, wife of John Henry. London 4 September to Hector M, draper
  • 1934 Benjamin. 18 August. Bingley. London 1 November
  • 1934 David Henry. 30 June. Coventry. Ad Birmingham 25 July
  • 1934 Harry. 24 December 1933. Ben Rhydding. London 27 March
  • 1934 John. 14 March. Blackpool. London to Mary Jane, widow, and Rex M
  • 1934 Mary Alice. 3 June. Shrewsbury 16 August.
  • 1934 William Henry 23 May. Probate Lancaster 3 July
  • 1934 Arthur James 14 November 33. Admon Leicester 13 April
  • 1935 Elizabeth Emily. 14 Feb 1934. Plymouth, wife of William James Daniel M. Ad Exeter 17 January
  • 1935 Margaret. 31 March. Northants. Leicester 23 October
  • 1935 Percy Arthur. 18 December. Portsmouth. London 22 January
  • 1935 Penelope Ann. 20 February. Colyford Devon. Exeter 16 March
  • 1936 Benjamin. 20 January. Keighley. London 12 February to Annie Rebecca M, spinster
  • 1936 Frederic William. 4 November. Warrington. Ad Liverpool 10 December to Rhoda, widow
  • 1936 Lewis. 26 November 1935. Middlesex. London 18 February to Charlotte Sophia, widow
  • 1937 David. 8 November. Accrington. Ad Lancaster 22 December to Margaret Ellen, widow
  • 1937 Edith Annie. 22 April. Harrogate, wife of William Henry, cloth mfr. London 18 June
  • 1937 Emma Georgeiana. 18 December 1936. Middlesex. Spinster. London 8 March to Phyllis M, spinster
  • 1937 Alice, 7 Apr, 124 Skeffington Rd, Preston. Lancaster 24 June to Margaret Alice Markland wife of William Markland
  • 1938 Alfred Frank. 25 November 1937. Boscombe, Hants. Ad London to Florence, widow
  • 1938 George. 13 August. Harden,Yorks. Ad London 28 September to Doris, widow
  • 1938 Margaret Elizabeth. 11 October. Leicester. London 17 November
  • 1939 Harry Chesterman. 1 February. Leeds. Ad London 20 March to Phyllis M, spinster
  • 1939 Minnie. 11 September 1938. Alberta Canada. Probate Hanna, Alberta, sealed London 28 July
  • 1940 Frederick. 28 April. Blackpool. Lancaster 29 May.
  • 1940 Mary. 8 January. Blackpool. Lancaster 6 February
  • 1940 Sarah Jane. 24 June. Morecambe. London 18 July to Lucy Ellen, spinster
  • 1940 James Henry. 14 June. Manchester 26 July to Abbie Smeeton Moulding, widow
  • 1940 Harry Neville. 20 May 1939. Gloucester 9 October to William, plumber
  • 1941 Catherine Elizabeth. 3 March. Kettering, spinster. Ad Llandudno 30 May to Thomas Peter
  • 1941 Francis William. 21 November. Northampton. Ad Exeter 31 January to Bridge Ada, widow
  • 1941 Herbert Alfred. 4 July. Chobham, Surrey. Llandudno 28 October to Mabel Agnes, widow
  • 1941 John Henry. 23 February. Scarborough. York 26 March
  • 1941 Mary Jane, 6 June, 8 Grace St, Blackburn. Ad Llandudno 12 August to Thomas, schoolmaster
  • 1942 Arthur, 27 November 1941, 53 Albyn Bank Rd, Preston. Manchester 9 February to Walter
  • 1942 Thomas, 5 March, 254 North Road, Preston. Llandudno 7 April to Mary, widow
  • 1942 Walter, 19 October, 53 Albyn Bank Rd, Preston. Manchester 7 November to William Moulding, schoolmaster
  • 1942 John Richard 15 January. Ad Manchester 9 February
  • 1943 Alice, 18 April, 15 Dove St, Preston. Ad Lancaster 26 May to Samuel M, retired woodcut machinist

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