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This family of Wragg's were Yeomen in Derbyshire and expanded into various farms notably Williamthorpe House Farm and Williamthorpe Hall Farm, then into Stretton Hall.

The Wraggs along with Turbutts of Ogston Hall and Doncaster and the Woodyeare's of Crookhill, Conisbrough had interests in the coal mines underlying lands in the manor of Stretton. Source: Derbyshire Archives. Reference Code: GB 026 D37.

George Wragg was born in the Parish of North Wingfield Derbyshire, baptised 15th March 1690/1 of Stretton Hall. , son of William Wragg(1656-1721) and Elizabeth Riggott(b 1660) Yeoman of Stretton Hall Farm.

It has not been established how George came to Treeton as this family of yeomen was in and around North Wingfield. The PR records them as of Lodge house,of Laughton, of Ye lodge, of Aston Lodge and also of Brookhouse. They are linked to the families of Beighton/Froggatt/ Staniforth/Derry/Youle and others, most seem to be Yeomen

Also recorded - Francis Wragg Clericus who died in 1755 which is on a plaque in Treeton church. It seems that quite a few of the Wragg's were sent to the Church. They are recorded in the Alumni Cantabrigiensis 1715 to 1886 getting their degrees also details where they came from and their fathers name.

The Parish Records lists those who subscribed to building of the old vestry in 1832 of whom William Wragg of Beighton Lodge contributed.

George Ragg of Aston Lodge in the Parish of Treeton and Mary Beighton married on 05/06/1717 at Aston. Mary was baptised 25th November 1697 in Bradfield Yorkshire, (parents were John Beighton of Bradfield (Yeoman will 1707) married Grace Froggatt in 1695 Hathersage and also had children Grace and Jonathon) and was buried 10th September 1763 in Treeton Churchyard.

Notes re John Beighton:

1. In his will of 1717, he was of Falkners in the Parish of Aston, which is I presume, is Faulkner House in Faulkner Wood, Treeton

2. There is mention of a John Beighton, in the pedigree of Rawson of Brookside and Wardsend - he married Helen, Daughter of Robert(d.1664) and Alice Rawson.

Notes re Grace Froggatt:

Parents were John Froggatt (Yeoman of Moorseats will 1703) m Grace (Gracia)


George Wragg (b.1690) was buried 25th March 1721 in Treeton Churchyard.

Children of George Wragg(1690-1771) and Mary (nee Beighton):

Will of Francis Wragg

Will of Francis Wragg of Treeton in the County of York Clerk dated 29th May 1753. Proved: 12 May 1756

Sole Executrix: Ann Wragg - Wife

Made between the said Francis Wragg and his wife Ann Wragg for the one part and Robert Major and George Wragg for the other, the said Francis Wragg and Ann his wife doth assign over to the said Robert Major and George Wragg by Trust for the said Francis and Ann the sum of 300 relation being therein to had the said Deed or Settlement may more fully and at large appear, (that is to say) I give and bequeath 300 and all interest arising therefrom unto my dear wife Ann Wragg for and during the term of her natural life. After her decease the said sum of 300 shall be disposed of as herein after mentioned, I give and bequeath unto my brother Jonathan Wragg the sum of 150 and also give and bequeath to Bridget Barker daughter of Robert Barker the sum of 50 I give and bequeath unto my sisters Mary and Grace Wragg the sum of 50 a piece. If said Bridget Barker should die before my said wife the sum of 50 to go to my brothers and sisters William, John, Septimus, Mary and Grace Wragg to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike. Residue to my wife Ann Wragg also sole Executrix, brothers William and John Wragg to be Trustees and to aid and assist my dear wife in putting out the said 300

Witnessed and Sealed this Eleventh day of January in the Twenty Eighth year of the Reign of his present Majesty King George the Second in the year of Our Lord 1755.

Witnesses: Thomas Poynton, Thomas Wheatley

headstone of George Wragg   headstone of Mary Wragg the wife of George Wragg   headstone of Elizabeth the wife of William Wragg

First image reads Here lies the body of George Wragg of Bruckhouse, departed this life on 25th day of November, 1771 aged 81 years

Second image reads Here lies the body of Mary wife of George Ragg who departed this life September 2nd aged 69 years

Third image reads Here lies the Body of Elizabeth the wife of William Wragg of Brookhouse who departed this life 29 day of October ? ......... ?

Children of William Wragg(1718-1756) and Elizabeth (nee Beighton)(1713-1775):

Ann was daughter of Francis Minskip (c1722) and Mary of Wadworth Doncaster. Ann was buried 20 Jun 1843 at Treeton

Children of George and Ann:

Children of Jonathan Wragg(1725-1793) :

Text of Will for George Wragg of Brookhouse in the Parish of Treeton, Yeoman. Date 27th April 1770. Proven 25th February 1772.

In the name of God Amen. This is the last Will and Testament of me George Wragg of Brookhouse in the Parish of Treeton in the County of York Yeoman.

I give and desire All that my Copyhold Mesuage and Tenement or Dwelling houses with the Closes and Farm of land there to belonging with all and every of the Appurtenace situated at Dungerworth in the Parish of Bradfield in the said County of York in the possession of John Stringer or his undertenants to my son John Wragg his heirs and assign forever the paying these out no due months after my decease the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds to
John Youl of the Parish of Beighton Farmer I do hearby give him in full discharge of a bond I gave him for the like sum on his marriage with my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Wragg, and also futher the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds to my Grand Daughter
Dorothy Wragg no due months after my decease.
I also Give and Desire all my Mesuage Lands and Tenements and Hereditments at Beighton in the County of Derby unto my Grandson George Wragg the son of my son William Wragg and to his Heirs and assign for ever Charged neverthe life with the Payment of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds according to the discretion of the last Will and Testement of my said son William Wragg who appointed me and my said son John Wragg Trustee and Executor which said sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds so by me charged on my Estate at Beighton in what I retained in my hands out of the effects of my said son William.
I do also Give and Desire unto unto my son Jonathon Wragg his heirs and assign for ever all that my Mesuages Tenement or Dwelling Houses with the 'San' Yard Close and Land Herediments and premises belonging situate at Chesterfield in the said County of Derby in his own Possession.
I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Children Geogre Wragg, Martha Wragg, John Wragg, Grace Wragg, and Mary Wragg the children of my said son Jonathon Wragg and also my Grand Daughter Mary Broadbent the sum of Ten Pounds apiece to be paid twelve months after my decease.
I do also give and bequeath all my Personal estate of what nature or kind so ever and wherever unto my Grandson George Wragg the son of my said son William he paying and discharging thereout all my debts Funeral Expenses and Legasies before by me given and appointed by him to be discharged.

In witness who of I have heriditment set at my hand and leave this Twenty Seventh day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy.

Signed George Wragg

Signed sealed and Published and discharged by the Testator George Wragg and for his last Will and Testament who at his request request have subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other.

Sam Hall Farmer
Mary Hamer
Elizabeth Fisher

Will Proven signatories 1772 Ja. Wilkinson Surrogate, George Wragg of Brookhouse of the Parish of Treeton Yeoman (Grandson and Executor), John Wragg of Aston Yeoman and William Hewitt of Aston aforesaid Husbandman all in the County of York

This family are linked to the Beighton/Stanithorp/Youle and many other families.

George's son William had a son John born 1787 who married Hannah Milner

Other references on this site to Wragg

William Wragg , farmer of Waleswood and Treeton
John Wragg
William Wragg living at 105 Bole Hill Lane,age 44,Coal Miner,born in Whittington Derbyshire, his wife, Annie E Wragg,aged 34,born in Askham Nottinghamshire. Children:
George H Wragg, aged 9,born at Killamarsh Derbyshire, John W Wragg,, aged 6,born at Killamarsh Derbyshire, and Walter Wragg,, aged 4,born at Treeton Yorkshire.

1851 Census

Joseph WRAGG aged 49 born Treeton, a Chelsea Pensioner
Charlotte WRAGG aged 43 wife born Sheffield
Source. In 1871 they were living in Whiston

Archive References

Probate copy of the will of Thomas Wragg, 3 Dec 1860
D37/1/3/17 Abstract of title of William Wragg and the devisees of the late Thomas Wragg, 1864
D37/1/3/19 Administration (with the will annexed) of the effects of William Wragg, 17 Mar 1868
D37/1/3/23 Office copy of the will of George Wragg junior, proved 20 Oct 1874
D37/1/3/34 Abstract of title of Mrs Mary Breedon (nee Wragg), 1883

Derbyshire Record Office: Turbutt of Ogston

Waleswood Map from around 1718.

Wirksworth - References to Ragg/Wragg


Baptisms, Marriages and Burials

Wragg - Marriage Witnesses1754-1899

Ragg - Hearth Tax Assessments 1662-1670


Details of the Wragg family from around 1718.

Ragg/Wragg Derbyshire Surname Interest List

Ragg/Wragg STRAYS in Marriages

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