75 Years Ago – 7 March 1942 Derby Daily Telegraph
125 Years Ago – 2 March 1892 Derby Mercury
This seems to be a family wrangle. The defendant is named in other reports as James Beresford. The cottage in dispute in which Joseph Beresford, his wife and children were living was Orchard View. Joseph’s wife was Louisa Twigge. Louisa’s aunt was Hannah Calladine (nee Twigge).
Hannah was a widow when she died 1 July 1891. Her death resulted in a coroners inquest, the cause of death being declared as “killed by being thrown from a cart on her head”.
James Twigge, the plaintiff in this case, was one of Hannah’s four brothers still alive at the time of her death. He was living “Near Chapel” was widowed, a carrier and an employer How close or otherwise she was to James we do not know. We do know however that she made her will in favour of another brother Joseph (also a carrier) to the tune of £57 8s 6d.
There is no record of whether this went to court in April 1892. By 1901 Joseph & Louisa Beresford and family had left Parwich and were living in Church Broughton. James Twigge was by then living in Orchard View where he was described as a carrier, farmer and widower. He died there in 1906.